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In Christ Alone

December 31, 2013

Sharing a worship song here at my blog for my wonderful friend Kelly and her family.  Kelly experienced a Christmas miracle this month when she shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with her Dad (and he accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior!!!)!  She shared with me that her faith has been  strengthened forever through this miracle that happened with her Dad!  This all happened just over a week before he passed away on this day, December 31, 2013.

God bless you Kelly.

Christ looked down upon you and your Dad at that moment of salvation for your Dad and I know He said, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

READ the GQ Article About Phil Robertson!

December 23, 2013

If readers would just take the time to read the GQ Article: What The Duck?” you might discover some things about both Phil and the writer that would surprise you!

I won’t add too much commentary at the moment, but I will state a few things that stood out for me, as a born-again Christian woman. I want visitors to go read the article and think for themselves. There are also over 4,000 comments to read! I haven’t read any of them yet. But several things within the article certainly stood out to me and have been apparently lost in the minds of the news network pundits as well as all the hate mongers out there in liberal land.

Another anti-Phil challenge is being spewed by the networks.  Since the “homosexual offenders” remarks have created such a backlash against the A&E network executives who are now punishing Phil Robertson by suspending his appearances on the show, perhaps a new scandal needs to be drudge up from the article:  namely, the so-called “racist” comment that Phil made about blacks.  But it might be too difficult to keep that one going since Phil called himself “white trash” in that particular quote.  Oh no!  He’s anti-white too!!!  [sarcasm now off]

The writer, who didn’t have much in common with Phil Robertson ended up at least respecting Phil (if not perhaps even envying him!) and says so within the article.

He also made this quip:

“If you can’t reconcile some of the things Phil says with his otherwise friendly demeanor—perhaps because you are gay, or a duck—I don’t blame you. And I don’t blame Duck Dynasty for keeping the show safely apolitical, ensuring smooth digestion for a mass audience.”

It’s kind of funny that this secular writer at GQ would equate the inability to reconcile some of what Phil says, “perhaps because you are gay, or a duck.”

In one case, the duck, gets killed. In the other case, the gay just might end up being saved.

We can tell that the concept of being saved is foreign to the writer.  Phil asks:

“So you and your woman: Are y’all Bible people?”

GQ writer:  Not really, I’m sorry to say.

“If you simply put your faith in Jesus coming down in flesh, through a human being, God becoming flesh living on the earth, dying on the cross for the sins of the world, being buried, and being raised from the dead—yours and mine and everybody else’s problems will be solved. And the next time we see you, we will say: ‘You are now a brother. Our brother.’ So then we look at you totally different then. See what I’m saying?”

GQ writer:  I think so?

When someone answers a direct question like that with a question mark on the end of “I think so?”; you can be assured that he doesn’t get it.

Well, that’s the point of it all now isn’t it? Those who “don’t get it” about the need for every human being on earth to confess their sins and repent of them, in order to be saved through the blood shed by Jesus Christ on the cross, do not know from whence each and every Christian has been. Phil has openly admitted his sin.  For we are all sinners in need of the Savior.

During his three-year ministry on earth, Jesus once asked a man, “why do you call me good?” when He was told that He is a good teacher. Then Jesus added, “no one but God is good.”  Jesus was applying the art of apologetics in this encounter.  He was testing the man to see whether or not he really knew who Jesus is!  Being just “a good teacher” doesn’t cut it.  Being the Savior, Son of God, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, demonstrates exactly who Christ is and why He came to earth in the flesh to pay the price, once and for all,  for man’s sins.

If you think that you are good enough to go to heaven without repentance in the name of Jesus, take “The Good Test” and see how you do.

 

Merry Christmas!

Phil Robertson is Correct: Homosexual Behavior Is Sinful and Illogical

December 19, 2013

Due to the comment controversy over the famous Duck Dynasty’s A& E show patriarch, Phil Robertson, who shared his free speech right to call homosexual behavior sinful, I want to share a link to my friend Steve’s blog on the issue.

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In Defense Of Phil Robertson

A portion of my comment at Steve’s blog:

Last night, on the Kelly File,  Megyn  gave too much time to that man who identified himself as a “Jewish gay.” [Note:  HIS words, not mine!]  Well, the guy apparently never read the Babylonian Talmud which describes that “men marrying men” and “women marrying women” was one of the perversions that led to the great Flood in Noah’s day!

In addition, I think it is important to share the post that was written years ago at my former Talk Wisdom blog which backs up many reasons why Phil’s biblical arguments that homosexual behavior is both sinful and illogical are absolutely true.

Copy of former post:

The “Days of Noah” Are Here  [Note:  Originally posted Tuesday, June 24, 2008.]

While reading a new post over at GCMWatch, I learned something new! The post is called Gay “marriage”: The Days of Noah Returns.
GCMWatch excerpts:

A new article released by Janet Folger, president of Faith2Action says what a lot of people who are aware of the times have been thinking. In her article “How same-sex marriage points to the end of the world”, Folger recounts how what we are seeing happen now before our very eyes is the beginning fulfillment of what Jesus said would happen before his return. Moreover, the people had sunken into such a perpetually degenerative moral condition these things were celebrated and viewed as normal.

That describes today quite accurately. Those who have normalized homosexual behavior have done so to the point of thinking anyone who opposes it are “crazy,” “homophobic,” “intolerant,” and “bigots.”

For Bible believing, Christ following born-again Christians, such derogatory views and labels are only perpetuating deception about this dangerous behavior. Furthermore, homosexual activism (both secular as well as in the church) distracts people from what is truly most important in this life – that is – confessing and repenting of sin and knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The Bible tells us that we are to live “holy and righteous” in this age. We are to be actively sharing the gospel in order for other to be redeemed – precisely because “the days are evil.”
Rev 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
It is no accident within the cosmos that homosexual behavior participation, advocacy and activism cause significant problems in our culture – but especially for the Christian church. We all know about the scientifically-backed and determined health risks; but an indifferent blind eye is turned in order to successfully put a positive spin on the “gay” lifestyle.
However, God is not mocked!
The double-edged sword battling against God’s Word is this:
1. Homosexual activity brings God’s judgment upon a people. 2. The homosexual agenda (legal and church advocacy related) is a huge threat to religious freedom today.
Jesus told us that he is “not of this world.” If this world is filled with homosexual advocacy and activism, do you think that he would sanction, no less “sanctify” such activity? Of course not!
This world is filled with lust, murder, theft, adultery, fornication, lying, idol worship and the list could go on and on. Yet, most sane people do not advocate for churches to accept such concepts as “sanctified.” However, this is exactly what is being done in liberal “Christian” churches throughout America! Claiming that a particular sin should be allowed to be “sanctified” within Christ’s church body (meaning, all believers) is an abomination to God! It is a form of idol worship. It is, in fact, as the Scriptures inform us, “exchanging the truth for a lie!”
Now, on to what I found new at GCMWatch and in Janet Folger’s article.
Excerpt from Folger article:

As I wrote about in my book, “The Criminalization of Christianity,” Jeffrey Satinover, who holds an M.D. from Princeton and doctorates from Yale, MIT and Harvard, was on my radio program one day and I asked him about where we are in history. He explained that according to the “Babylonian Talmud” – the book of rabbis’ interpretation of the scriptures 1,000 years before Christ, there was only one time in history that reflects where we are right now. There was only one time in history, according to these writings, where men were given in marriage to men, and women given in marriage to women.


Want to venture a guess as to when? No, it wasn’t in Sodom and Gomorrah, although that was my guess. Homosexuality was rampant there, of course, but according to the Talmud, not homosexual “marriage.” What about ancient Greece? Rome? No. Babylon? No again. The one time in history when homosexual “marriage” was practiced was … during the days of Noah. And according to Satinover, that’s what the “Babylonian Talmud” attributes as the final straw that led to the Flood.

GCMWatch shares new information (for me):

Folger’s article also contains astonishing commentary by Rabbi Aryeh Spero on what the Talmud reveals about homosexuality, state sanctioned homosexual weddings and the coming judgment of God.

Folger article:

25But first must He [Christ] suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28“Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30“Even thus shall it be in the Day when the Son of Man is revealed.

I have already posted, many times, that one of the many prophecies shared by Jesus regarding his return included the “Days of Lot”:

“Likewise also as in the days of Lot”
However, until now, I didn’t realize that the Jewish Talmud revealed that “man lying with man as with a woman” and “woman lying with a woman” were marrying before the flood!
The fact that Jesus combined both times in history – “The Days of Noah” and “The Days of Lot,” unequivocally links homosexuality to the destruction of both.
Don’t get me wrong – it wasn’t ONLY homosexual sin that brought about God’s wrath. There were plenty of sinful acts going on other than sodomy. Homosexuality was included in the reasons for God’s wrath at the time of the flood and in the fire and brimstone destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Folger concludes:

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. – Mathew 24:37 (NIV)


I used to read this verse and think: It was bad at lots of points in history; it doesn’t necessarily mean now, but if these Jewish writings are true, we are uniquely like the “days of Noah” right now – and only right now.


But it can’t be yet, you say. You have a lot going on in your life? You’re getting married?

Here’s how the New Living Translation describes that very sentiment in Luke:


When the Son of Man returns, the world will be like the people were in Noah’s day. In those days before the Flood, the people enjoyed banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat, and the flood came to destroy them all. – Luke 17:26-27
Happily going about as if everything was fine was what they did, too.


You don’t like this possibility? Don’t even believe in the Flood? Doesn’t matter. Some things are true whether you believe them or not. How can you be sure? There’s a way. Did you know that about one-fourth of the Bible is prophecy? A quarter of the Bible is a lot – it’s a big book. And did you know God’s standard? Perfection. That means that if even one of those prophecies is wrong, you can discount the whole thing. Kind of like a prophet who makes a false prediction – that made him a false prophet and a candidate for stoning. Did you know that 4,000 prophecies in that Bible have already come true down to the last detail? That leaves about 1,000 left to be fulfilled – those are the ones regarding the last days before the return of Christ, which are being checked off the list right now.
If 4,000 out of 5,000 prophecies have already occurred exactly as the Bible predicted they would, you might want to pay attention to the rest.


The good news is that 1.1 million people across California have signed a petition to bring marriage to a vote of the people through a state constitutional amendment (just like 27 other states have done). And guess what? An amendment to a state constitution trumps even the most out-of-control state judiciary. We’ll likely know if these signatures are validated before this tyrannical ruling goes into effect, and I predict they will be since they gathered 400,000 more signatures more than they needed to qualify. Besides, they already voted – eight years ago where more than 61 percent of Californians declared marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Now they just need to turn that same language into a constitutional amendment.


I don’t live in California, so why am I sounding the alarm? Here’s why:
But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand. – Ezekiel 33:6
I’m praying and working to protect marriage in California (and the rest of the country) not only because I care about marriage, but because I care about civilization. And, if we obey God, he just may spare us from the judgment we deserve.

Well, I DO live in California! This is why so many Christians are working hard to get the word out to vote for the upcoming ballot measure to declare marriage as the union of a man and a woman and write it into the Constitution!
Previously I had quoted from the book, “The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today” by Alan Sears and Craig Osten in my post called Allow Gospel To Be Silenced?:

“We cannot allow [a false understanding] of love to trump truth.” In our hope of being accepted, we have often backed away from the spiritual battle for the hearts and souls of men. Rather than confront the culture, we have often chosen to conform to it. Instead of promoting self-fulfillment in our churches, we must get back to modeling self-sacrifice. Christ made the ultimate sacrifice for us, and like him, we must be humble servants and not haughty judges. We need to point the individual trapped in homosexual behavior to the true cross, not a revised, meaningless gospel that require no sacrifice, no repentance, and provides no real lasting deliverance from sin and its pain and sorrow.


We must be willing to be salt and light in our culture, no matter what.


[We] must not remain silent, we must speak up, when Christ and his teaching are ridiculed and sexual deviancy is exalted. This includes the media, our public schools, our elected officials, and our workplace. There may be a price that we will all have to pay, but whatever that price is, we must remember it pales in comparison to the price Christ paid for us. If we stay silent, our children and grandchildren will reap the consequences of our apathy.
Our voice must be consistent: we must love homosexual men and women, and because of this love for them we must want to see them redeemed from a lifestyle of certain, ultimate despair.


[So] many are living testaments to the joy and healing–through faith in Jesus Christ–available to the person who escapes from homosexual behavior.


[For] many years, the church and Christians were essentially AWOL from the courthouse while dozens of legal cases were litigated, setting precedents the homosexual activists rely on today. We can no longer ignore the legal realm.


[Reverend Peter Jensen] said, “…The Christian Gospel is the insertion of truth into the untrustworthy discourse of the world.”


[We] cannot shy away from this task, regardless of the price. We need to ask ourselves: Are we willing to take a stand, to keep the door open for the gospel, or are we going to allow it to be silenced? Are we willing to share Christ’s love with the person trapped in homosexual behavior, or will we simply walk by them like the Levite and the priest on the road to Jericho and not offer a helping hand? (see Luke 10:25-37)

The book concludes:

The answers to those questions will determine the future of marriage, the family, culture, and the gospel in America, and of America itself. They will determine the futures of millions of hurting individuals in need of a loving Father who alone can provide them with the true affirmation, true fulfillment, and the true love they so desperately need. And the good news –even a nation’s heart can turn in a single day (Jonah 3:10).

HT’s: GCMWatch
World Net Daily
ADF – The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today

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What’s the moral of the story and the message of all of this information?  It is the FACT that millions of people have been indoctrinated with militant homosexual propaganda.  Their goal is to SILENCE Christians who believe in Jesus, God, the Bible, free speech, liberty and justice for all.  These militants (not all homosexuals are like this, but the most vocal ones in media certainly are!!) are THE MOST INTOLERANT, spiteful, hateful, bigoted and evil perpetrators of false narratives ever in the history of America!
Jesus warned us about such people.  And he warned us that the closer it gets to His return, the more ratcheted-up such attacks against Bible-believing Christians there would be.  His statements that it will be like “in the Days of Noah” and “as in the Days of Lot” point to all the perverse  sins of those times as a sign of the times when He would return to save us all from ourselves!

Hat tip:

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In Defense Of Phil Robertson

Why the Virgin Birth of Christ?

December 16, 2013

In one of the most profound sermon messages, Dr. David Jeremiah explains exactly why Jesus had to be born of a virgin in order to be the Savior of the world!

As Dr. Jeremiah points out in his introduction to the December 15, 2010 video message, skeptics are most critical (and I would add mocking, disrespectful, disparaging, and down-right nasty!) towards the biblical truth that Jesus Christ was born of a young virgin woman named Mary.

Why do such people attack this particular doctrine? I agree with Pastor Jeremiah that a big reason why is the fact that Jesus’ miraculous birth proves both his Deity and His humanity – in order to be the long awaited Messiah that the Jews and Gentiles were waiting for as described in the Old Testament. This sermon includes the fact that even before Jesus was born as the God-man, Jesus has been eternally existent with the Father throughout eternity.

The Scriptures shared from the Old Testament and fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament prove the fact that Jesus Christ is who He said He is – the Holy Son of God, Savior of mankind, and Lord over all!

David Jeremiah.org video: Why the Virgin Birth of Christ?

[You can fast forward the video to 18:00 in order to immediately view the sermon.]

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Another question that often befuddles non-believers about Jesus Christ is why did he have to suffer on the cross and physically die at Calvary?

The easy answer is:  Because God the Father said there was no other way for mankind to be redeemed.

Recall when Christ asked His Father, “If it is possible, take this cup from me.”

Mar 14:36

And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”

Luk 22:41

And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed,

Luk 22:42

saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”

Right there, is proof of Jesus’ God-man nature. Right there, is proof that NO OTHER could take the place of Jesus in the course of history (or, eternity for that matter) in being the substitution for the death that every person deserves because of sin, evil, and reprobation!

Perhaps these added points appear to not “fit” with the message of Jesus’ virgin birth. However, when you think about it, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God’s Word, the Bible is attacked even more viciously by the unredeemed at Easter (more specifically, Resurrection Sunday).

Why?

Again, it is because unredeemed man not only hates God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Bible; he/she also FEARS all of the four, aforementioned topics of our  Christian based theology.

Why?

Because unredeemed men/women KNOW that they are reprobate and separated from God; even if they refuse to admit it.

Look at what will happen at the end of days when Jesus Christ returns and is revealed to all of mankind:

Rev 6:15

And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, [fn] the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,

Rev 6:16

and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

Rev 6:17

“For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

The unrepentant KNOW that they are reprobate and unredeemed! They KNOW who Christ – the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world – truly is, and rather than repent, they ask for the mountains and rocks to “fall on them [us] and hide them [us] from the face of Him who sits on the throne [God] and from the wrath of the Lamb [Christ]!

In fact, read the entire chapter of Revelation 6 in order to see the context of what is written there.

What’s more, the very next chapter in Revelation reveals the fate of the redeemed:

Revelation 7

It’s interesting how the number of man (being the numeral 6) is the number of the chapter in Revelation that describes the fate of the unredeemed, and the number of perfection (meaning godly – the numeral 7) is the chapter in Revelation that describes the eternal state of those sealed and saved of God.

Rev 7:9

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,

Rev 7:10

and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

Rev 7:11

All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

Rev 7:12

saying:

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Amen.”

Rev 7:13

Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”

Rev 7:14

And I said to him, “Sir, [fn] you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Rev 7:15

“Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.

Rev 7:16

“They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat;

Rev 7:17

“for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. [fn] And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

Politically speaking now, this explains why the sickening liars of the rabid and radical progressive leftists (which include atheists, socialists, Marxists, communists, Islamists etc.) all attack those of us on the right. It’s because they are all members of the unredeemed, reprobate, haters of Jesus Christ.

Jesus warned us of this fact:

Jhn 15:18

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

However, it is certainly comforting to read the entire chapter of John 15!

It is important to remember that such behavior is fulfilled prophecy!

Jhn 15:25

“But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’ [fn]

(15:25) Psalm 69:4

Psa 69:4

Those who hate me without a cause
Are more than the hairs of my head;
They are mighty who would destroy me,
Being my enemies wrongfully;
Though I have stolen nothing,
I still must restore it.

Many of the Old Testament prophecies of David can be applied both to the time that they were written (regarding David) as well as fulfilled prophecy in the New Testament (regarding Christ). And the fact that the Psalm 69:4 verse ends with “I still must restore it” is a prophetic utterance regarding the gospel of Jesus Christ!

I could literally go on and on with this post.  However, perhaps it’s best to share more in a future post.

As a grateful and humble redeemed soul because of what Christ did for me at the cross, I would encourage readers here to share this message with as many as you can!  Their salvation depends on how each and every one of them [us] answers Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?”

Mat 16:15

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Mar 8:29

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Christ.”

Luk 9:20

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.”

Once we get the answer to Jesus’ question correct, confess our sin, repent, and accept Him as Lord and Savior of our lives, the Holy Spirit of God indwells us; teaching us about Christ and helping us to apply God’s Word!

Jhn 15:26

“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

Jhn 15:27

“And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

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There is no other way to God. False religious leaders and teachers talk much about God’s love, but not His wrath and holiness; much about how deprived of good things people are, but not about their depravity; much about God’s universal fatherhood toward everyone, but not much about his unique fatherhood toward all who believe in His Son; much about what God wants to give to us, but nothing about the necessity of obedience to Him; much about health and happiness, but nothing about holiness and sacrifice. Their message is full of gaps, the greatest of which leaves out a biblical worldview of the saving gospel and replaces it with the worldview of postmodernism with its dominant ethical system of relativism. The Bible describes mankind in the end times: “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim. 3:7). Spiritual answers cannot be deduced by human reason alone (1 Cor. 2:14). It’s not that spiritual truth is irrational or illogical, but that human wisdom is defective, because it’s tainted by man’s sinfulness, and unable to perceive the things of God. That is why the Bible is so important. It gives us the answers we can’t find on our own. It is God’s Word to mankind. Scripture is divinely revealed truth that fills the vacuum of spiritual ignorance in all of us. Post-truth is the word of the year for 2016 and also the philosophy of the day, According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. In a “post-truth” world, people make choices based on emotion and experience rather than objective fact. So in a post-truth world, truth is irrelevant. What exactly is a post-truth culture? It’s a culture where truth is no longer an objective reality. It has become subjective. It’s what’s true for me—my beliefs, my opinions, determine my truth. So in our post-truth culture, man determines truth. Man makes himself the ultimate authority. This starting point, which rejects God’s Word and the idea of moral absolutes, makes truth subjective. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Christianity is grounded in objective truth. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Objective truth exists because we have God’s Word. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Thy word is truth” (John 17:17), and Paul and James describe the Bible as “the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:18). The Psalmist says, “The entirety of your word is truth” (Psalm 119:160). Jesus Himself said, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37). When Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by me” (John 14:6), He wasn’t expressing His personal belief or opinion. He was speaking the truth, a fundamental reality that doesn’t change from person to person. It doesn’t matter if our culture thinks all roads lead to God. The truth of the matter is “no one comes to the Father but by [Jesus].” This blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell

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