Don't Let Bullies Hold You Down
Sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. That's what I heard over and over while growing up. My siblings and I were continually reminded to "consider the source." In other words, if someone is saying something about you that you know isn't right, ignore them. That's great practical advice. Who cares what a liar thinks? So why do so many people in America in 2018 get so "offended" about every perceived ill-spoken word?
No More God Free Zones
As America tries to deal with a horrendous school shooting in Florida, we're forced to listen to two sides offering up ideas. Both sides agree that something needs to be done. And both sides think that there's something the government "should" do to fix the problem. But neither side seems willing to acknowledge the root problem: we send our children into God-Free zones and now we're reaping the inevitable consequences.
My Words Shall Not Pass Away
Have you ever thought about how great our Lord and Savior really is? I don't mean singing songs or things like that, necessarily. What I mean is have you ever considered what He Himself has said about Himself? For instance, in Matthew 24:35 Jesus says the following:
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Think about that for a moment. Heaven and earth will pass away, but the words of our Lord will not pass away. So Jesus' words must carry an importance we don't always seem to grasp.
Are You Ready?
No one can escape death. Death doesn’t care how much money or fame you have. It doesn’t care how smart you are. Or how pretty you are. Or anything else. Death is inevitable, followed by judgment before God, as the writer of Hebrews says so clearly:
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
So what can we do? There are only two options. Of those two, only one really makes any sense. Let’s take a look at them.
Love Your Enemies
As if there's not enough hatred and violence to go around, now we have to deal with "Reverends" who blaspheme God's name while trying to make names for themselves. Jeremiah Wright was bad enough, preaching hatred against white people. Now we have another "reverend", stirring people to violence while blaspheming God's Name.
Does God Still Speak?
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
With that simple, matter-of-fact statement, God’s Word begins. Evolutionists laugh. Atheists scoff. The world ignores. But what God has revealed is something so profound that men must take notice.
Obedience Isn't Optional
One of the most disturbing trends within Christianity is the idea that being saved by grace somehow exempts us from having to be obedient to the Lord. But that's not what God's Word teaches. In fact, God's Word actually teaches that without obedience, we're hopeless. Don't believe me? Let's take a look at God's Word and see who's right.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh
As the war against Christ and His people intensifies, take courage in the fact Almighty God is aware of what's going on. He not only sees the actions of those who defy Him, he knows their hearts as well as ours (Hebrews 4:13).
If You’re an American Christian Then Vote!
One of the things in Christianity that I don’t understand is why Christians in America choose not to vote. The explanations are usually along the line of “the government is worldly” or “the government is evil” and Christians are not to be a part of that worldliness. But is that thinking correct? Let’s take a brief look at what God’s Word has to say on this.
Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone
When Jesus quoted that verse from Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4) while being tempted by Satan, He set a standard for all believers to follow. He made it clear that physical life is only one small part of the big picture. That big picture includes the more important part which is spiritual life. We can make mistakes in our physical life but those mistakes are only temporary. Spiritual mistakes, on the other hand, have eternal consequences. That's why we have to get the spiritual part right.
Inequality: The World's Name For Covetousness
Recently the leader of the Roman Catholic Church declared that inequality is the source of all social evil. That statement should have caused an uproar as it contradicts God's Word. Instead, it has been embraced by some, including President Obama, as some kind of wisdom from above. But nothing could be further from the truth.
The Real "Anti-Gay" Message
With the recent "Duck Dynasty" flap, the anti-Christian bigotry of the main stream media was on full display once again. All it took was a successful businessman answering a question with an honest answer. Regarding the question of what sin is, Phil Robertson gave a biblical answer, quoting from 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. Those verses mention a number of sins but the only one that hit a raw nerve was the one regarding homosexuality. For that he was branded a "homophobe" and "anti-gay" and, of course, all Bible-believing Christians were tarred with the same brush.
Iowa Democrat prayer: Thank God for abortionists!
Just when you thought things couldn't get any more perverse, some Iowa democrats reveal the wickedness of their hearts by asking God to bless them on their way to hell. More sad than shocking. Read it here
Religious Conservatives Asked to Back GOP Plans
Truly sad and pathetic. But not surprising. It's also Bible-believing Christians who are supposed to compromise their values. It's time for the REAL church to stop being unequally yoked to the world and get back to the marching orders that Jesus gave us in Matthew 28:18-20.
Everybody Wants Heaven...
I’ve been to quite a few funerals over the years and one thing I’ve never seen is someone being eulogized with the plain and simple truth: “Actually, John was a miserable drunk who hated everyone, and hated God most of all. I have no doubt John is now burning in Hell for eternity.”
All Sins Forgiven? Past, Present and Future? NOT!
One of the popular statements of the “Once Saved Always Saved” false gospel is that when you "accept Jesus as your personal Savior" all your sins are forgiven: past, present and future. Then the argument is made that if all of your sins are already forgiven/pre-forgiven what sin could you possibly commit that would cost you your salvation. This sounds reasonable except for one key fact which changes everything.
The Great Gospel Deception - Introduction
The folks over at Heaven's Family have a mountain of resources available to the family of God. One of those resources is a book named "The Great Gospel Deception." I would consider this a must read for every one who names the Name of Christ.
What is Our Responsibility?
Because modern evangelical theology has become so contaminated with antinomian ideas that distort God’s grace and nullify human responsibility, today too many professing Christians piously pass off their biblical responsibilities to God. Beguiled by false teaching about grace, to them any mention of human effort is considered anathema, and under the subtle guise of defending God’s glory, they label any teaching about holiness as legalism.
Why Not Fertilize The Soil?
In Luke 13:1-9 Jesus tells a parable about a tree that isn't producing fruit. The owner of the vineyard wants it to be cut down as it isn't producing. But the vinedresser intercedes and states that he'll dig around it and fertilize it then give it one more year. This is wise advice that we would do well to follow. Instead, too much of the church does something completely different.
Walking With God
Genesis 5:24 - "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him."
What Does It Mean To Be Saved?
This is THE question that every human being needs to ask! Thankfully, the folks at The Berean Call have taken the time to answer it. Make sure you read this as it's fundamental to Christianity. Read it here.
Thou Shalt Not Covet
Four words from the 10th commandment that speak volumes about the heart of sinful man. You can’t check the news without hearing about some left-wing organization that’s lusting for the goods that other people have worked for. They scream and chant about “greedy rich people” while conveniently overlooking their own greed. It’s exactly as God’s Word said it would be.
What Makes One a Christian?
A recent national survey "revealed" that approximately 85% of Americans claim to be a Christian. But if 85% of Americans ARE Christians, how come there's so much sin in America?
Retrial Ordered for Iranian Pastor Facing Death Sentence for Christian Beliefs
Praise God! Keep praying! Read more here
Continue To Pray For Iranian Pastor
Now Iran claims that Pastor Nadarkhani is guilty of raping a woman. But this isn't surprising from the tyrannical government of Iran. Islam has a doctrine where Muslims are allowed to lie to protect their religion. That's what's going on. You can read more here.
PRAY NOW for Christian Pastor in Iran!
Execution Looms for Christian Pastor in Iran Who Refuses to Renounce Faith. You can read more here but make sure you pray for God's deliverance of this brother in Christ!
Evolution Refuted (From Answers in Genesis)
Blessed is the Nation Whose God is the LORD
That’s what the Psalmist wrote in Psalm 33:12 some 3,000 years ago. For many people today, that verse is just a nice platitude; something that we Christians say to each other to make ourselves feel better about life in America in the 21st century. But the really interesting part is that it is as true today as when the psalmist wrote it!
Pray For Egyptian Christians
In what is starting to become a common occurrence all around the word, Christians in Alexandria, Egypt were attacked by by a powerful bomb as they exited a church building after a New Year's eve service. Christians in the West MUST remember our brothers and sisters in Christ wherever they may be.
Celebrate The Birth Of Our Lord!
[2:1] And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
To Vote Or Not To Vote
With one of the most important elections of our lifetime less than two weeks away you'd think that Christians would be chomping at the bit to vote for some God-honoring candidates. Yet many Christians will not even vote. So the one question I have is why?
Christian Aid Workers Murdered In Afghanistan
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13). How sad that in the year 2010 Christians are still being martyred for their faith. It's not surprising as the Scripture tells us this will be the case (2 Tim. 3:12). Yet it IS sad when those who sacrifice for others are killed for that very act of love.
Ye Must Be Born Again
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. “ John 3:3
With that statement, Jesus revolutionized the world. He made it clear that the only way to “qualify” for Heaven is to be born again. You can’t earn it or merit it; you can’t buy it or demand it. All you can do is appeal to God Himself. In fact, Jesus goes so far as to say in John 3:7 “Ye must be born again.” The key word being “must.” So lets’ take a look at what being “born again” actually means.
Free Wonderful Book!
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Where's The Fear of God?
"For those of us who believe, as the old "deist" Benjamin Franklin did, that "God governs in the affairs of men," we face a real conundrum as we see the raw reality of tyranny coming from our own government. For example, what rational person could think that adding 16,000 reinforcements to the most feared entity in our nation – the IRS – and unleashing them as Enema Enforcers has a basis in anything this nation has ever believed or is based upon?"
Will Jesus Sit On His Throne On Earth During The Millennial Kingdom?
A couple of Believer friends of mine have been having an ongoing witnessing type Bible study with some Jehovah’s Witnesses friends of theirs. Of course, the Witnesses believe that Jesus is already on His millennial throne but it’s in Heaven. The question that came up was this: Where in the Bible does it say that Jesus will actually sit on His throne on earth during the Kingdom?
How To Be Soundly Saved
Jesus warned that there would be many tares within the “professing” Church. And it only takes a quick look around to see that He was right. How else to explain not only the lack of true power within the Church but all the sin? Perhaps the solution is something that has been forgotten by the modern Church.
Are America's Days Numbered?
Any Bible-believing Christian with even an ounce of discernment can clearly see the signs of Christ's return. It doesn't take some scholar to figure out that what Jesus talked about in Matthew 24 and 25 is coming to pass before our very eyes. And now that America has decided to see Obama -- a sinful man -- as more important than Jesus, things may change faster than we thought possible.
Out of the Mouths of Babes...
Who's Getting The Glory?
MSNBC has an article on their web site regarding the Schuller's and the "Crystal Cathedral." The story states that they're having "financial" difficulties and there's turmoil within the family. But the problem is bigger than that.
Jesus: Both Man and God
One of the things that makes Christianity unique is its central figure: Jesus. Jesus was both man AND God which made Him uniquely enabled to do what only He could do. And as His deity has come under attack again, this Bible study was put together to help us discover what the Bible says about Jesus.
Take Up Your Cross!
"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it." (Luke 9:23-24)
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
I went for a walk at lunch recently and walked by a church building that had an interesting message on its sign out front: “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” While it sounds loving on the surface, there’s more to the story.
Don’t Look Back!
One of the enemy’s most frequently used tactics in his war with the Almighty is trying to distract the saints from whatever God has called us to. He’ll do and say anything to derail us as we walk the narrow path to Heaven. The question, then, is whether the tactic will work against you?
There Sure Are a Lot of Bible Versions Out There
There are many different Bible translations that can be purchased or found on the internet. Have you ever wondered why that is? Also,why do we need more Bible translations?
This One Thing I Do...
As Christians, we often hear seemingly conflicting messages about what we should or shouldn’t be doing. I personally know believers who have talked about it being so hard because there’s “so much to do.” Wouldn’t it be nice if the Christian walk was simple?
The Church in the New Testament
Most of us know that the “church” is not the building but the Believers themselves. But we still use phrases such as “I’m going to church” to describe going to the building to meet with other Believers. Sadly, I think we also do a number of other things in the name of “church” that have more basis in our tradition than in the Scriptures. Let’s see what the New Testament has to say.
Right? What Right?
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
With those words, Thomas Jefferson makes the strongest case AGAINST abortion. And that case stood until an “enlightened” Supreme Court suddenly discovered something that even the Founders didn’t know existed. Or, perhaps the court ignored our founding documents and created a new “right” which never existed and never will.