– Sin’s Enticement –

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cropped-rose-4.gifRevelation 1:3, “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near”

Key verse – James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning”

Theme – God is not responsible for tempting us to sin.
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Introduction

No one on this earth is temptation proof. Even mature believers in Jesus Christ have weaknesses in their spiritual armor that makes them vulnerable to satan’s attack. Temptation is an urge to do something we know is wrong and certainly troubles each one of us, saved or unsaved. It may well be some sin, or something we tend to excuse like impatience, pride, programs we shouldn’t watch or places we shouldn’t…

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Will Christians be at the great white throne judgment?

There will be a final judgment just before God creates the new heaven and the new earth.

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life.

And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.

This is the second death, the lake of fire.  And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.  (Revelation 20:11-15)

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Contend without being contentious

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Contend without being contentious

by Joshua Agan

“What doth it profit thee to enter into deep discussion concerning the Holy Trinity, if thou lack humility, and be thus displeasing to the Trinity? For verily it is not deep words that make a man holy and upright; it is a good life which maketh a man dear to God. I had rather feel contrition than be skillful in the definition thereof. If thou knewest the whole Bible, and the sayings of all the philosophers, what should all this profit thee without the love and grace of God? Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, save to love God, and Him only to serve. That is the highest wisdom, to cast the world behind us, and to reach forward to the heavenly kingdom.”
—Thomas à Kempis

Translation:
If you are contentious over theology, then you are displeasing the very God you feign to defend and exalt with your intellect. That is vanity. Only to walk by faith in every word that proceeds from God—that is the duty of man.

Note:
There is a difference between “contending for the faith” and being “contentious about the faith.” There is room for rebuking false doctrine or even discussing differences of interpretation, but contention is not the same thing.

Did Jesus know the world is round?

It is a popular belief that in the past everyone thought the world is flat.  I have heard it said that Christopher Columbus proved the world was round when he discovered America.  The peasants might have thought the world was flat but the educated people knew it’s true shape.  They didn’t think Columbus would sail off the edge of the world.  They thought it was impossible to reach Asia by sailing west because the distance was too great.  If the American continents didn’t exist they would have been right. Read the rest of this entry

– Demon Possession “Fact or Fiction” –

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cropped-rose-4.gifRevelation 12:7-9, “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So, the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him”
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Introduction

Through this study we should be able to gain a better understanding of who satan is, the causes and nature of demon possession; other names used to describe the devil, develop an appreciation for what Jesus Christ did to overcome demonic power, and become more aware of the seriousness of dabbling in any type of the occult. My brethren, demons are very real, have great power, hate God, His people and always work havoc…

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10 Questions to Ask Old Earth Advocates

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A few weeks ago we published an article giving you the answers to ten questions asked by Premier Radio in the UK to Young Earth Creationists. Now we’d like to ask the old earth advocates a few questions of our own. I suspect most old earth advocates will struggle to answer these questions while remaining faithful to the text of Scripture.

  1. Were Adam and Eve real people who lived in a real Garden of Eden and were they the first human?

This question will work best when wielded against theistic evolutionists. Even a few of them might answer affirmatively, but not many. Most will view Adam and Eve as a metaphor for sinful humanity. This ideas raises all sorts of Scriptural problems such as “Was Jesus descended from a metaphor?” and “Why does the Bible refer to Jesus as the last Adam if there was no first Adam?”  Removing Adam…

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Responding to the pandemic

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Responding to the pandemic

by Levi Smith

They make churches shut down, but allow casinos and drive-thru strip clubs to stay open.

They tell Christians they can’t have in-home Bible studies, but they allow thousands to protest. Read the rest of this entry

Depression

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Depression

by Joshua Arnold

Depression is still something a Christian may sink into and suffer from. We are not freed from the possibility of it, as our souls are still wrapped in this corrupted flesh, and so we must be equipped to deal with it if we happen to ever find ourselves suffering in this way. Read the rest of this entry

Media Defamation and Proverbs 18:17

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My post today does touch on politics but its more than politics and I will get back to the spiritual.

Do you remember this picture back in January 2019 and how the Mainstream media made it as if the highschooler with the MAGA hat was disrespecting a Native American?  At that time I looked up the entire Youtube video and was stunned how it turned out that the media was wrong, like blatantly wrong.  Then I heard interviews with the Native American and I found even more lies was spewed.  I wrote about it in a nuanced post here: Nathan Phillips problematic slander of the Covington Boys.  It was one of my top posts in 2019.

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270: Walking Away

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This blog is now my sole source of income. That doesn’t mean I’m a professional blogger, it just means I’m broke.

I try not to bore readers with the sordid details of my personal life.That’s not why you read this blog. Well, come to think of it I don’t really have a clue why people read this. Maybe some of you have a morbid fascination with the details of my life, and you are trying to parse them out by carefully examining the pages of this blog.

If that sounds like you, I apologize but you are wasting your time.

All this to say that I am about to bore you with sordid details from my personal life. If hearing those details sounds like a stupid waste of time than by all means quite reading. As the old people say, it’s a free country.

Back to the sordid details.

In…

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Foundation for marriage

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Foundation for marriage

by Zach Whitsel

I get frustrated with how sex is portrayed in culture around me. The world acts like good sex exists only at the beginning of a relationship. Watch a chick flick or read a romance novel or listen to a spicy love song and you’ll find that 99% of that material revolves around two people who haven’t known each other very long. Anyone who only met two months ago can have memorable sex. They can also find out later that they hate each other. Read the rest of this entry

What is Presuppositional Apologetics?

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OakwoodSunsetThis week I saw in my Twitter feed this claim from an atheist

Presuppositional Apologetics is conversational violence

Some of the subsequent discussion helped me to see that most people, like this skeptic, do not understand the what the term means. Many people think it means one of the following

  • I’m right, you’re wrong, that’s the end of it
  • I have blind faith in the deity of my family/culture/choice so I’m right
  • I don’t have any evidence, so I just assume God

This leads many skeptics to wrongly think they have defeated a presuppositional argument with the following fallacies

  • “You have faith in your sky-daddy, but I have evidence”
  • “Your blind faith is simply a result of you being born into a Christian family in America. If you were born in India, you’d be a Hindu”
  • “You have no evidence, so you have to resort to word games”
  • “Presup (presuppositional…

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True Christianity

Here is something I read on Facebook.

True Christianity

by Joshua Arnold

Christianity is more than being right. It’s more than having correct doctrine. In addition to having correct doctrine, there should be a warmth that radiates from the heart of the Christian. And that warmth that radiates from the Christian is something that can be felt and experienced by the people that interact with them. Read the rest of this entry

Loving others

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Loving others

by Diana

We add to the worlds chaos and division when we behave like we are easily offended and full of judgement. Christ calls us to carry an unjust cross the same way He did. We can show mercy, love and grace because God has shown us mercy, love and grace. We are set apart as children of the light, in this way, that we can handle persecution and offence and be humble rather than proud. Read the rest of this entry

the voices Are GETting LOUDER!

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Originally written 7/16/16

They are still getting louder!

First off, you progressive minds out there don’t need to read any further. There is no god, no spirit world. All superstition. Education, science, and progressivism holds all the answers that we ever need. Yeah, we get it.

The demon hordes are expanding their range, increasing their attack, turning up the volume.

SILENCE THOSE WHO DISAGREE!

KEEP YOUR RELIGION TO YOURSELF, YOU CHRISTIANS.

LOVE MEANS WE EMBRACE ALL LIFESTYLES.

ALL CHOICES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER ARE GOOD.

YOUR LIFE IS SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN HIS.

YOU DESERVE THIS.

DON’T LET ANYONE STAND IN YOUR WAY.

On, and on, and on….

Their purpose is not to bring one message to unify.

Their purpose is to speak the idea to your mind that you are already beginning to entertain.

The idea that you are the focus, you are the center, your will…

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DIVORCE AGREEMENT

Here is something I read on Facebook.

DIVORCE AGREEMENT

by Jeannene Rutherford

THIS IS INCREDIBLY WELL-PUT, AND I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT’S WRITTEN BY A STUDENT!!! WHATEVER HE RUNS FOR, I’LL VOTE FOR HIM. Read the rest of this entry

The golden calf and the Trinity

While Moses was on Mt. Sinai receiving God’s commands the Israelites feared that he was gone for good so they took action to ensure that they had someone to lead them.

When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, “Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”

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When You’re Dark and Divisive…

See, there's this thing called biology...

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First of all to understand the humor in this post, you’re going to need to know I am generally pretty cheerful, perky even. I can drive my hubby nuts in the morning because I wake up ready to be out trilling with the forest creatures.  Then I realize there’s going to be coffee involved and I can hardly contain my excitement.

So you see, I am literally all about selling joy, often in the form of biscuits and gravy. How in the world did I ever become the dark and divisive one??

Second, I am totally community oriented, as in let’s all just be happy and get along. Let’s just avoid every single controversial subject and put family, relationship, and connection first.  I don’t care if you have a bone through your nose and a Bernie Sanders likeness painted across your car. It’s all good! Let’s just enjoy our time…

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Christian Culpability in the Recent Riots

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Editors Note: Jeremy Sanders rejoins us to explain why Christians are partially to blame for the recent riots and the acceptance of social justice.

The Pastor of my church recently started a series exploring various Psalms, starting with Psalm 1. Some of the points he discussed are extremely applicable to the issues facing our country today. Given recent experiences I have had, as well as observing various “Christian” responses to the culture, it made me realize just how applicable Psalm 1 is to today’s issues.

Psalm 1 also demonstrates that while the blame for the recent riots rests on the rioters, as well as a government that is failing to preserve the peace, there are others who must also share responsibility. Christians, the family, the church all share culpability for our current issues.  If Christians had stayed strong, clung to God’s Word, and trained their kids to follow righteousness, we…

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Pastors

Here is something I read on Facebook.

Pastors

by Levi Smith

I’d like to talk to you as a former pastor’s kid who currently works full time on a pastoral staff. Put your helmet on.

My dad was my pastor for 18 years. Growing up with your father being your church’s pastor gave me a unique vantage point. It wasn’t a superior vantage point, but it definitely gave me a glimpse into ministry life that I now I am exceedingly grateful for. Read the rest of this entry

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