Archive for October, 2014

Watch German Woman Stand up for JESUS against Islam

October 31, 2014

 H/T for graphic:  CBN.com

 

 

Whenever I walk a few miles with my friend Donna, we always get into such great conversations regarding the Bible, Christianity, and other religions. We discuss what an evil religion like radical Islam does against Christians all over the world, and are seeing ramped up atheistic attacks that are going on against Christian beliefs and practices here in America, too.

Donna sent me an awesome video of a woman [Heidi Mund] in Germany who stood up in her church, protesting that a visiting Imam was allowed to pray to the false god allah in the German Christian church!

 

Watch what this German woman did when a German Church of the Reformation hosted a concert which included an Imam doing the Muslim call to prayer inside the church.   It brings to mind the Dietrich Bonheoffer quote

“Silence in the face of evil is itself  evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”                        This is a brave woman!                                 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=814230481935684

 

Wrote back to Donna and said:

Just watched that video and I’m so glad that she had the courage to do that!  How heretical it was for this “church” to throw her out and not the Imam!  Donna, I think that this is coming to the U.S.  With “pastors” like Rick Warren combining Christianity and Islam – creating the new false religion of “Chrislam” – we who hold to the truth need to speak up against such heresy and apostasy!

That woman in Germany was absolutely correct to protest the Imam at the Christian church!!!  Not too many people (notice that the  congregation either chose to remain silent or chastised her through saying, “it’s just a concert” regarding such heresy happening in their own church!) would have the courage that this woman had to speak up and speak out.

The modern-day mantras of “diversity” at all costs; and “tolerance” (which is actually a code-word used to  appease just one side of the issues while silencing Christian belief) makes matters worse every year.  The term “anti-discrimination” is overly used in order to push the liberal/progressive/pro-Islam bias of the left while stomping on the free speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of association rights of Christians.  Such freedoms are in our founding documents, but since the Constitution is being trashed by the left, these freedoms are being taken away bit by bit, lie by lie, and lawsuit by lawsuit.  What they are doing is trampling on the will of We The People; not only through biased judges in courtrooms, but also  in every way that they can – especially through voter fraud and IRS abuse.

In chapter 13 of the book of Revelation, we learn about the false prophet’s profile, purpose, program, and ultimately, his punishment.

In “Agents of the Apocalypse,” Dr. Jeremiah writes in chapter seven, “The Beast from the Earth”:

I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.  Revelation 13:11

John describes this religious leader as a “beast coming up out of the earth,” which is obviously a metaphor to describe his predatory nature. He is a man, and he is called “the false prophet” three times in the book of Revelation (16:13; 19:20; 20:10).

John profiles the false prophet as a composite of two opposite types of animals: a lamb and a dragon. As a lamb, he will appear meek and mild–counterfeit of the true gentleness of Jesus. [Jesus] warned His followers of such deceivers: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15; see also Matthew 24:11, 24; Mark 13:22; 1 John 4:1).

As a dragon, the false prophet will manipulate and deceive the masses. “The dynamic appeal of the false prophet will lie in his skill in combining political expediency with religious passion, self-interest with benevolent philanthropy, lofty sentiment with blatant sophistry, moral platitude with unbridled self-indulgence. His oratory will be hypnotic, for he will be able to move the masses to tears or whip them into a frenzy…His deadly appeal will lie in the fact that what he says will sound so right, so sensible, so exactly what unregenerate men have always wanted to hear.”

Sounds eerily familiar…doesn’t it?  We have false prophets both in the religious realm and political realm here in the United States.   The question is, can YOU, dear reader, recognize them?

For Christ warned us:

Mat 24:11

“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.

Mat 24:24

“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Mat 24:25

“See, I have told you beforehand.

This brings to mind Paul’s words in 2 Timothy:

2Ti 4:3

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers;

2Ti 4:4

and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

 

 

Also see:

Why Muslims Don’t Worship the Same God as Christians

Is new ‘Exodus’ movie actually biblical?

October 28, 2014

Good question!  But according to what I read over at WND it isn’t likely. People already want to know if it’s going to be another non-biblical flop like “Noah” was.

Excerpt:

But as some sobering new statistics reveal, what movie audiences really want to know before they spend their money on a ticket … is whether the makers of “Exodus: Gods and Kings” are trying to pull another “Noah.”

The earlier film about the Flood, also boasting big-name talent and a blockbuster budget, took wild liberties with its biblical source material. By its director’s own admission, “Noah” was twisted into a tale far more about environmentalism than the judgment and mercy of God.

Consequently, Christian audiences – who make up the majority of film-goers in America – largely panned the movie, and “Noah” required international ticket sales to avoid losing tens of millions of dollars.

So far, the makers of “Exodus: Gods and Kings” haven’t done a good job of assuring audiences the movie is biblically accurate.

Earlier this month, Christianity Today reports, Christian Bale – who plays the part of Moses in “Exodus: Gods and Kings” – told reporters in Los Angeles he has a much more gritty vision of the biblical hero.

“I think the man was likely schizophrenic and was one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life,” the actor said of Moses. “He’s a very troubled and tumultuous man who fought greatly against God, against his calling.”

Director Ridley Scott, who told the New York Times last year he’s an atheist, told Entertainment Weekly last week he looked to science, not miracles, to explain the amazing events recorded in Exodus.

So…we have an actor who makes Moses into a “much more gritty vision of the biblical hero,” and a director who is an atheist and makes the claim that an earthquake (environmentalism again??) caused the parting of the Red Sea.

With those two errors alone, the movie does not look promising in portraying the biblical account.

HT – WND

Read more at WND.com

The Counterfeit Christ

October 28, 2014

As I continue to read and study via the current Turning Point series about the end times (called “Agents of the Apocalypse), I find it quite sobering to see how difficult it will be for individuals left behind after the Rapture of the Church during the Tribulation years. But there are also bright spots to consider! This particular book and series has presented evidence (via Scripture) just how important the Messianic Jews will be (particularly regarding the two witnesses and the 144,000) in helping unbelievers come to Christ before it’s too late.

The fictional stories at the beginning of each chapter are backed up by Scripture within each “Agent” description. It is truly fascinating! Despite the fact that I have studied and read many books on Revelation, there is always something else to glean from this extraordinary book! Dr. Jeremiah has done a masterful job sharing many facts through the various agent descriptions and how they fit into the entire scenario. Many prophetic writers within the entire Bible (including the Old Testament ones of Daniel, Isaiah and others; as well as New Testament Scriptures (including Matthew, Mark, John etc. as well a 2 Thessalonians, Philippians) point us towards the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

A chart in Dr. David Jeremiah’s new book and T.V. series, “Agents of the Apocalypse” reveals the stark contrast between Christ and the Antichrist (“anti” which means “against” or “instead of”).

Christ:

1.  Son of God  (John 1:34)

2.  Holy One  (Mark 1:24)

3.  Came down from heaven (John 3:13)

4.  Energized by the Holy Spirit   (Luke 4:14)

5.  Does the Father’s will (John 6:38)

6.  Cleansed the Temple (John 2:14-16)

7.  Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:3)

8.  Humbled Himself (Philippians 2:8)

9.  Called “the Lamb” (John 1:36)

10.  Received up to heaven (Luke 24:51)

 

Antichrist:

1.  Son of perdition (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

2.  Lawless one (2 Thessalonians 2:8)

3.  Came up from the bottomless pit (Revelation 11:7)

4.  Energized by Satan (Revelation 13;4)

5.  Does his own will (Daniel 11;36)

6.  Defiles the Temple (Matthew 24)

7.  Man of sin (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

8.  Exalts himself (Daniel 11:37)

9.  Called the beast (Revelation 11:7)

10.  Sent to the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20)

 

Dr. Jeremiah writes:

Paul-Henri Spaak, the prime minister of Belgium in the 1930s and 1940s, reportedly made the following statement:

The truth is that the method of international committees has failed. What we need is a person, someone of the highest order or great experience, of great authority, of wide influence, of great energy. Let him come and let him come quickly. Either a civilian or a military man, no matter what his nationality, who will cut all the red tape, shove out…all the committees, wake up all the people and galvanize all governments into action. 1

When the Antichrist ascends the global stage, the world will be waiting to receive him in precisely this way.

Millions cannot help but notice how many people had fallen for the rhetoric and lies of the current occupant in the White House. It just goes to show how easily people (who don’t know Jesus Christ and haven’t studied the Bible) can, and will be deceived when the beast from the sea emerges during the Tribulation.

 

1 Quoted in Robert Glenn Gromacki, Are These the Last Days? (Old Tappan, NJ: Revell, 1970), 110.

 

See The Beast of the Earth episode which was broadcast this past Sunday.

Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

October 22, 2014

HT for graphic:  Before It’s News

 

 

Many people on the Fox News Channel have been questioning why in the world Ozero would appoint Ron Klain as Ebola czar when he has absolutely no medical issues experience, knowledge or background? Perhaps the following post and link will explain it.

GotNews.com: Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

Excerpt:

Ebola’s ebola czar called overpopulation the top leadership concern of the world, Gotnews.com has learned.

Democratic operative Ron Klain and his wife, Monica Medina, spoke with a Georgetown interviewer in 2008.

“I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said.

“We’ve got to find a way to make the world work for everyone,” Klain said. “Climate change is an issue that impacts [sic] that greatly by making it harder for people to live where they live, by causing disruptions, and lack of resources.”

KLAIN AND MEDINAHT for photo:  Got News

 

There is a video at the link so that you will hear it right out of the horses’ I mean, commie’s mouth!

Pertinent comments over there:

aliswell • 2 days ago

Every time you think you’ve seen Barry’s most corrupt action you discover he’s broken his own record. Now he’s appointed a eugenicist over the handling of Ebola. What could possibly go wrong?

foramerica • 2 days ago

We know how this admin is most likely trying to solve the problem of over-population. Kill as many as possible: 1) abortion (kill them before they have chance to be born-“it’s for the children”), 2) kill them with disease (Obola virus and the other one brought by the illegals), 3) kill them through improper healthcare (a.k.a. obamascare – note: not a typo), 4) kill them when they get old and are no longer useful (in Obama’s eyes). Oh and Obama’s favorite, let ISIS kill as many people as possible by doing nothing.

Oh!! And get this…George Soros’ foundation (you know the guy – one of 0zero’s evil handlers) is involved; or has been involved at some point prior to fleeing due to an investigation! What a surprise!

HT:  WND

 

And…the billionaires, Bill and Melinda Gates (who have never heard of an abortion they didn’t like) Foundation may also be linked?

 

HT:  Students for life

HT:  Cancer truth info

 

guest > foramerica • 4 hours ago

Ebola viruses must be studied in maximum-containment laboratories, only a few of these laboratories exist worldwide… A classic Hegelian Dialectic in which the problem is created and a desired solution is enacted.

George Soros’s foundation funds the Kenema bioweapons lab at one focus of the Ebola outbreak, and which is about to be closed, apparently amid an investigation. At the epicentre of the current Ebola epidemic is the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone, which houses a US a biosecurity level 2 bioweapons research lab with links to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Soros Foundation.

The_Questman • 2 days ago

Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Minh, Pot, Castro all Socialist & Communist fanatics had a fascination with killing off the “Unwanted” people to make their power secure and create a better world according to their agendas. They all killed MILLIONS.

History Will repeat if the left continues to control America and subvert its Constitution.

 

HUGE HAT TIP to Pascal Fervor’s blog which is where I found the Got News link.

Pascal Fervor

Hat tip:

GotNews.com: Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

Those who do not repent:

Rev 20:11

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.

Rev 20:12

And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, [fn] and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.

Rev 20:13

The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.

Rev 20:14

Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. [fn]

Rev 20:15

And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

One Thing Remains

October 20, 2014

[Note: Sorry folks – video doesn’t play here to click on link to view at Youtube.]

Seeing that little girl pick up the block that says “LIFE” on it touches my heart and cements the belief that all should choose life for their unborn children.

Choose LIFE – your mother did!

Our Judeo-Christian Nation

October 20, 2014

This video is from 2009, but it has even more of an impact today! Enjoy watching Representative Randy Forbes soundly rebut Obama’s claim that “we do not consider ourselves a Judeo-Christian nation!”

Agents Of The Apocalypse Discussion

October 3, 2014

Agents of the Apocalypse. Watch all the messages on this all-new website. Watch Now

 

In a previous post, I wrote about a new series and book coming out by Dr. David Jeremiah of Turning Point ministries. The series is based on his new book called “Agents of the Apocalypse.”

So far, I have seen three episodes over the past 3 Sundays. They were excellent! This series explains why the chaos is happening and how the Bible predicted such things the closer we get to the end times. The first was very informative, the second one was very sobering, and the third was quite enlightening.

I have pre-ordered the book, but it won’t be released until sometime later in October.

Whenever I recommend a preacher, pastor and/or book, I like to be sure that they are biblically based in their teachings. When I read that there would be fictional accounts at the beginning of each chapter, I was a bit concerned that in doing so, the author might stray from what is written in Scripture in order to increase the entertainment value. This was seen (in a big way) with the recent “Noah” film. In fact, that movie strayed so far from Scripture that it should have been named, “The Rock Creatures”…or something else! Noah’s character was truly unrecognizable when you compared Russell Crowe’s role in the movie to the biblical account of Noah and his family. But I digress.

I wrote a letter to Dr. Jeremiah several weeks ago because I had some concerns about the fictional accounts that I was able to read at the website before the upcoming release of the book. Below, is my letter, and then the response I received. I was glad to get a response, but a bit disappointed that some of my questions were not directly addressed. Also, the response was not signed by whomever wrote it.

Anyway, here is my letter, and then the response letter. Talk Wisdom reports – you decide.

Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:53 AM

To: info Subject: Questions

 

 

Dear Dr. Jeremiah,

 

I have been a longtime believer in Jesus Christ and have been watching your Turning Point broadcasts for several years.  I have always been blessed, and grateful, that your sermons and books have been biblically based.  I understand that the new book coming out soon – “Agents of the Apocalypse” will contain fictional accounts that fill in the gaps within the book of Revelation.  However, the September, 2014 devotional states that “nothing that is in the Bible has been altered.”  Well, I found something in Chapter Two – “The Martyrs” [fictional] excerpt online that is questionable because it does not correct the belief that “the Jewish leaders murdered Jesus.”

 

The first pages of church history tell of Stephen, who was stoned to death for insisting that the Jewish religious leaders had murdered Jesus (Acts 7).

 

Perhaps I am wrong, but I did not read this in Acts 7.  The fact is, also, that Jesus laid His own life down of His own accord.  Recall the verses where Jesus could have called down legions of angels to rescue Him from the cross.  If He did that, then the penalty for sin would not have been paid and Jesus would have re-entered heaven alone.  The second fact is that we all are guilty of sin.  Therefore, every human being on earth is responsible for the death of Christ on the cross.

 

I do not mean to lecture you, Dr. Jeremiah.  I know that your knowledge of the Bible is light-years above mine.  But when I read that sentence from the [fictional] excerpt in chapter two, an alarm bell went off in my mind.  You see, decades ago, I was raised Catholic and in Catholic tradition, the teaching that “the Jews killed Jesus” was prevalent.  They may have since backed off from such teachings since I left that church and joined a non-denominational Bible-based Christian church.   It is a long story, but I became a born-again believer in Christ back in 1978, ended up as a back slider; but rededicated my life to Christ after joining a Bible study on the book of John in 1993.  It was during this study that  I noticed that a lot of the Catholic church dogma did not line up with Scripture.

 

Another question that I have is about Zionism.  In the [fictional] excerpt of Chapter 3 – “The 144,000” there is a sentence that reads:

 

Most Jews in Israel were now Zionists, more secular than religious.

  

Perhaps I am wrong about this disagreement, too, but I have always thought that Zionism was a good thing for Israel.  The entire Palestinian/Israeli ongoing war is because the Palestinians (and their Muslim terrorist backers, as well as the U.S. leftist backers who don’t believe in Bible truth) think that God did not give the land to the Jews and it should be carved up and divided.

 

I know that you don’t have time to read it all, but I have written about the two views of Zionism at my former blog:

 

http://talkwisdom.blogspot.com/2013/02/refuting-anti-zionism.html

 

Jewish Virtual Library: Christian Zionism

Excerpt:

 

Christian Zionism can be defined as Christian support for the Zionist cause — the return of the Jewish people to its biblical homeland in Israel. It is a belief among some Christians that the return of Jews to Israel is in line with a biblical prophecy, and is necessary for Jesus to return to Earth as its king. These Christians are partly motivated by the writings of the Bible and the words of the prophets. However, they are also driven to support Israel because they wish to “repay the debt of gratitude to the Jewish people for providing Christ and the other fundamentals of their faith,” and to support a political ally, according to David Brog, author Standing With Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State.

 

 

This leads me to ask, which type of Zionism is referred to in your new book?  Perhaps these answers will be very evident when I read the entire book.

 

Thank you for all that you do in your excellent ministry, Dr. Jeremiah.  I do not wish to question your motives in this upcoming book.  However, with so many pastors and preachers moving towards heresy (e.g. Rick Warren getting involved with Chrislam – a mixture of Christianity and Islam) we must all be diligent enough to be careful not to contradict the truth of the Bible in these very difficult times.

 

Thank you for reading.

 

Sincerely,

Christine  W.

 

The response:

Date: September 16, 2014 at 11:49:35 AM PDT

Subject: Response from Turning Point

Dear Christine,

 

Thank you for your encouraging email and for your confidence in asking such an important question, “Who killed Jesus?”

 

Christine, there are four major points that have to be made in answering the question.

 

  1. The Romans killed Jesus.  Pilate, the Roman governor, could have freed Jesus, but to preserve his standing with the mob, he willing[ly] delivered Jesus to be crucified (John 18:29 – 19:30; Mark 15:15).
  2. The Jew killed Jesus.  The Jew cried, “His blood be on us and on our children” (Matthew 27:25).  Peter, preaching to the Jews later on, pointed his finger at them and said, “you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death” (Acts 2:23).
  3. God killed Jesus. “Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted . . . Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief” (Isaiah 53:4, 10). Acts 2:23 confirms that Jesus was “delivered (unto death) by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God.”  God did it.
  4. I killed Jesus.  My sins nailed Him to the cross.  He died for me.

 

Who crucified Jesus?  All of us.  The sins of every individual, from Adam to this very day, nailed Him there.  The Crucifixion is not just a historical event that we recall at Easter.  It is a reminder that our sin, our falling short of God’s glory, our active or passive rebellion, is the very commodity that put Jesus on the cross. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

 

Concerning Zionists:  “Zionism” is a movement for the re-establishment and (now) the development of a Jewish nation in Israel.

 

Secular Jews feel that heritage and tradition is all that matters.  Like many other people who practice religion or tradition, they believe that they are right with God simply because of ritual or practice.  This is most of Israel today, but not in the future.

 

Christine, always remember that biblical prophecy is written to transform us.  It is written so we might live with holiness and purity while awaiting Christ’s return.  It is written to inspire us to renewed fervor:  It is written so that we might pursue God’s will for our lives with rekindled fire and fresh zeal.

 

“Do business till I come” (Luke 19:12-13).  “Surely I am coming quickly” (Revelation 22:20).  

“. . . Be patient.  Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand(James 5:8).

 

Again, thank you for your confidence and for being an encourager.  We are rejoicing in the Lord and rejoicing with you.  “And again I say, ‘Rejoice’” (Philippians 4:4).

 

Turning Point for God

“Delivering the Unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world”

 

If any readers here feel led to do so, please share any thoughts, questions, approval, or disagreements regarding this exchange in the comment section.

Thank you and God bless,

Christine

The Greatest Comfort Known to Man

October 2, 2014

Hat tip for graphic:  pinterest.com

 

Our earthly lives are being twisted – by and through the influence being done to people from the enemy of our souls. Those who do not know Jesus Christ and haven’t read or studied the Bible will not be able to discern the truth vs. the lies. That’s a fact!

 

Jesus told us that “in this world you will have trouble (tribulation).” Fortunately, Christ didn’t stop there. He also said for us to “take heart, for I have overcome the world.”

 

Jhn 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

 

I often think about that verse when uncertainty abounds and the world appears to be in chaos. Jesus warned us of such things happening, but we can STILL have peace because of the fact that His sacrificial death on the Cross of Calvary, and His resurrection to life three days later is proof that He has overcome the world.

 

Another verse that gives me hope and peace is:

 

1Jo 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

 

Being born again in Christ is THE most important goal in life! And, if you think about what these Islamic terrorists REALLY want – it is to rule the world with their “sharia law” and worship a false moon-god named “allah.” Trouble is, Christ’s victory and our faith in Him has overcome the world! So, no matter what happens to us or against us on this earth pales in comparison to the ultimate victory of belonging to Christ in eternity.

Islamists think they can kill their way to make others submit to their barbaric ways. Unfortunately, some who are ignorant, ungodly, and easily persuaded to  succumb to evil are joining up with the terrorists. But we know that the one they worship – namely satan – is a defeated foe. Therefore, all that they say and do, and all that they are (physically) on this earth will fall to dust and blow away.

Ecc 3:20

All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust.

 

Job 17:16

Will they go down to the gates of Sheol?
Shall we have rest together in the dust?”

 

Psa 44:25

For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
Our body clings to the ground.

 

Psa 30:9

“What profit is there in my blood,
When I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise You?
Will it declare Your truth?

Psa 119:25

DALETH
My soul clings to the dust;
Revive me according to Your word.

 

Think about it!  All that Islamic terrorists strive for here on this earth will be for naught in eternity!

 

Ecc 12:7

Then the dust will return to the earth as it was,
And the spirit will return to God who gave it.

 

In the prophetic words of Daniel, which is a foreshadowing of the Rapture of the saints and the destruction of the wicked, we read:

 

Dan 12:2

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
Some to everlasting life,
Some to shame and everlasting contempt.

 

Jesus Himself had strong words for those who have been presented with the Gospel, but have chosen to reject the truth:

 

Mar 6:11

“And whoeverfn will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet as a testimony against them.fn Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!”

 

 

I love this verse:

 

 

1Jo 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

 

The Holy Spirit, Who indwells believers at the moment of salvation, will ALWAYS be greater than satan whose ultimate goal is to  influence people towards evil in the world. Knowing that no matter what happens to us on this earth, satan can’t touch the souls of believers because Christ overcame satan and his demons at the Cross!  This is the greatest comfort known to man!!

 

That portion of Scripture also tells us:

 

1 Jo 4:5 They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them.

 

1 Jo 4:6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

 

The fact is that so many who hold to liberal/progressive/socialist/communist/Islamic/totalitarian etc. ideologies (which most often battle against God, Jesus Christ, and His Word – the Bible) all “speak as of the world” because they ARE “of the world” (and subsequently, are all following “the spirit of error”).   So many who are not redeemed are duped into hearing them (“and the world hears them”).  The following verse reiterates this fact:

 

Mat 7:14 “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

 

Quite sobering…isn’t it?

 

In a poem written by my friend D. N., she writes:

 

“Those who know I AM will see – others never will.”

 

Here is the entire poem:

Up is down and down is up .

I’m feeling twisted.

Lord have mercy.

There is good.

We are searching.

So many lies on every side things are twisted out of control.

Those who know I AM will see… others never will.

 

[Written by D. N.]

 

That’s exactly why we need to share the Gospel. Some will accept, others won’t. It is sorrowful when we put forth our best efforts, but the person ends up rejecting the Gospel message.   However, it is extremely joyful when they do accept it!!! We can only plant the seed in their minds and ask them to take the truth of the Gospel to heart.  The Holy Spirit of God takes over from there.

 

Jesus informs us in the following verse that He is not of this world.  He is God the Son – in the flesh – so that He could redeem us from sin, evil, and death; and thus reconcile us back unto the Father.

 

Jhn 8:23

And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

 

This post started with a graphic that cited John 15:13:

Jhn 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

 

Jesus Christ is the Messiah that the Old Testament writers and prophets wrote about.

Evil is about sin, hate, indifference and shows itself not only through the physical death of men, but also the spiritual death of men.

Christ took the sins of the world upon Himself in the greatest act of love ever given through this act of grace,  mercy, and forgiveness.   The contrast between good and evil could not be more obvious.  The enemy of our souls comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  Christ, following the will of the Father in heaven, came to redeem us from our sins and to give us life.  What’s more, He gives us life more abundantly; both now and in eternity.

There is no greater love!

 

Hat tip for graphic:  av1611.org

 


Talk Wisdom

Talk Wisdom's goal is to defend the tenets and values of Biblical Christian faith. We defend our Constitutional Republic and Charters of Freedom, especially when speaking out against destructive social and political issues. As followers of our Savior and Lord, we should boldly stand up for Jesus Christ in our present circumstances. He is our Savior, Lord, and King, and His love needs to be shed abroad in our hearts and in our world - now.

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Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off. I Kings 20:11

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Pastor Ward Clinton is a pastor in the Church of The Nazarene and author of a handful of books.

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The Isaiah 53:5 Project

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We look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

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De Oppresso Liber

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"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." (Hosea 4:6)

Walter Bright

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"This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers." - 1 John 3:16

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As Seen Through the Eyes of Faith

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom. 10:17) KJV

Narrow is The Way Ministries

"Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:14 (KJV)

Daniel B. Wallace

Executive Director of CSNTM & Senior Professor of NT Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary

The Master's Table

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Truth2Freedom's Blog

Faith in Jesus Christ is our response to God's elective purpose in our life. These two truths--God's initiative and man's response--co-exist throughout the Bible. The gospel is "the message of truth" because truth is its predominant characteristic. Salvation was conceived by the God of truth (Ps. 31:5); purchased by the Son, who is the truth (John 14:6); and is applied by the Spirit of truth (John 16:13). To know it is to know the truth that sets men free (John 8:32). Believers are people of the truth (John 18:37), who worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24), and who obey the Word of truth (John 17:17). People have rejected, neglected, redefined, and opposed God’s truth for centuries. Some cynically deny that truth even exists or that it can be known by men (John 18:38). Others foolishly think that denying truth will somehow make it go away. Truth determines the validity of one's belief. Believing a lie doesn't make it true. Conversely, failing to believe the truth doesn't make it a lie. The gospel is true because Jesus is true, not simply because Christians believe in Him. His resurrection proved the truth of His claims and constitutes the objective basis of our faith (Rom. 1:4; 1 Pet. 1:3). Truth is our protection and strength (Eph. 6:14). Throughout history, people have tried everything imaginable to gain favor with God. Most turn to religion, but religion apart from Christ is merely a satanic counterfeit of the truth. At the heart of every false religion is the notion that man can come to God by any means he chooses--by meditating, doing good deeds, and so on. But Scripture says, "There is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). That name is Jesus Christ, and we come to Him by confessing and repenting of our sin, trusting in His atoning death on the cross, and affirming His bodily resurrection from the grave (cf. Rom. 10:9-10). 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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WHENEVER ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT BECOMES DESTRUCTIVE OF THESE ENDS (LIFE,LIBERTY,AND THE PERSUIT OF HAPPINESS) IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT, AND TO INSTITUTE A NEW GOVERNMENT...

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