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That’s what He said

July 20, 2017

Jesus Christ preached that there’s a heaven and a hell, and the only way to heaven is by believing on Him. That’s what He said.

Three decades in church

July 20, 2017

Someone just wrote on FB: “I sat in a church unsaved for three decades before being convicted of my sin and turning to Christ.”

A non-religious setting

July 20, 2017

The prophetic in a non-religious setting is not perceived as prophetic.

Going “goo goo” or “ga ga”

July 20, 2017

Maybe some modern Christians will rediscover the Bible, and in doing so no longer go “goo goo” or “ga ga”  over someone for simply quoting the Bible.

His business

July 20, 2017

A re-post:

…The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.   (Rev. 19:10b)

This means we have no business getting into things which are not the testimony of Jesus.

 

Perfect way, perfect day

July 20, 2017

If the Holy Spirit is having His perfect way then it’s a perfect day, and you’re exactly where you’re meant to be.

What God likes

July 20, 2017

Where you read any command, directive or prohibition in the Bible of a moral nature, this represents exactly what God does or does not do, it reveals what He is like – what He likes and hates.

If Christians have an aversion to the moral law, that is, they don’t love His moral law, then they must have an aversion to God.

Jesus is right

July 19, 2017

Jesus Christ alone is right, therefore the only correct place to be is in agreement with Him.

(Someone will ask,  Weren’t  His Apostles also right?  Of course, but only in the sense they agreed with Jesus.  They wouldn’t claim to be right in themselves, simply proclaiming Him who is right, and His words)

Imagine you have a friend who doesn’t believe a word you say? An interesting definition of “friend”, right? Now, relate this to Jesus Christ and who are truly His friends.

Temple Mount, new development

July 19, 2017

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Stewards

July 18, 2017

The steward of God may be given a vast stewardship, but, as a faithful steward he can never look at it as if he owned it, earned it or deserved it.

Truth inside us

July 18, 2017

When it comes to the issue of truth in the Christian life one cannot be neutral, it’s one or the other, either truth is inside us, or falsehood.

What grace is not for

July 18, 2017

It’s fake to use the grace of God or the doctrine of election as an excuse to not be fully responsible and accountable to God for your actions.

Four cups

July 18, 2017

The Passover meal has four cups of wine, representing the shed Blood of Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and interesting to note that spikes were driven through Jesus’ hands and feet, four limbs.

Sounds like they didn’t share one cup

July 18, 2017

“For in eating every one takes before the other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken”  (1 Cor. 11:21)

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This “possibly” answers the question of whether they all had their own wine cups, as it would be hard to imagine some guys getting drunk out of one shared cup for the whole church, especially considering “the whole church” in Corinth came together for the Lord’s Table,  so we are talking about perhaps several hundred people at one Lord’s Table.

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The symbolism is the same if you distribute from one big cup to other cups, you are all drinking from the same cup, in essence.

Continued rant

July 18, 2017

Continued rant on addressing people by spiritual titles:

Here’s another way of looking at it, think of how or why obeying Jesus would not work in your particular church scene, i mean, would it all fall apart if everyone was simply brother or sister, and yet giftings were recognized? There is something drastically wrong if obeying Jesus would cause your church to disintegrate.

What does this touch on? Pride. If a leader’s ego is not stroked, and people’s perceived need for a “priest” or mediator is not met, will it all fall apart?

But facing reality is the only way to break the vicious circle of spiritual pride and false dependence.

Of course, there’s far more to it than merely base pride, it’s easier to control people if everyone knows their “place”, their “position”, so, other than pride there is greed, also, to be considered, as how could a leader extract money from people if he’s just one of several brothers who jointly oversee the church?

 

And people are more likely to give more money to a person who presents themselves as some kind of spiritual authority or celebrity. And this doesn’t just happen, men have to work quite hard to get such adulation and maintain it.

Conviction

July 17, 2017

I think it’s safe to assume from Romans 1 that all people already know God exists, and they know something about His power and glory. And yet, even so, by the Holy Spirit’s conviction, God will, in His mercy, drive the point home even more, and confront their state of denial.

They are “without excuse” (Romans 1:20) implies man is bent on making excuses.

The Holy Spirit will convict/convince/reprove the world of sin (John 16:8).

Why does the world need convincing? It implies people have believed falsely concerning God and their actual sinful, fallen condition.

Yes, they know God exists, and yet they have believed falsehood about God and themselves, they have made excuses to excuse themselves, to justify their sinful actions, so they need convincing by the Holy Spirit.

Happiness intertwined

July 16, 2017

As a Christian, when our happiness is inextricably intertwined with the happiness of others, and the pleasure of God, it’s an assurance we are heading in the right direction.

Will they hear some good preaching?

July 16, 2017

When all the words you spoke and all the thoughts you thunked (?) are replayed one day before God’s judgment throne, and in the presence of all the population of heaven, wouldn’t you like them all to hear some good preaching?

False dilemma

July 16, 2017

The recent Anglican ruling over homosexuals in church creates a false dichotomy (false dilemma) by equating,

 

a) being loving toward them

 

….with,

 

b) affirming their lifestyle,

 

….so, the false dichotomy is that you are presented with only two false options, either between affirming their lifestyle or hating them.

There’s no way a person of any kind of intelligence or integrity could go along with this false dichotomy.

Struggles pastors face

July 16, 2017

A comment i made on the struggles pastors face: I think the main issue with this subject is paradigmatic, that is, pastors face so much struggle due to the fact that there is no such office in the NT (always plural eldership) so if the guy is truly born again he will always face the frustration of trying to make an unBiblical paradigm work, like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.