Teaching religion in schools

May 19, 2017

What is the harm if schools were to teach the basic tenets or beliefs of the main belief systems: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Occultism and Atheism? What kind of an education is it if kids are ignorant of what these religions believe? Talk about the dumbing-down of a society!

In my opinion the reason teaching religion has been banned in western societies is so that the claims of Jesus Christ can never be mentioned. This is the great fear.

Christians have no fear of learning what other religions believe, in fact, they know they must learn it.

But much of the world would be terrified for their kids to hear what Jesus Christ claimed about Himself.

When church unity fails to meet the NT standard

May 19, 2017
 
 
 
The subject of church unity across the body of Christ often comes up, in my circle, anyway. The simple answer is that the first century church also had to tackle with this issue regularly, and the NT is explicit as to what the issues concerning unity were: which things were granted flexibility under individual conscience, and which things were not tolerated under any circumstance, and how they dealt with dissenters. There’s nothing mysterious about their approach to church unity, contrary to popular opinion.
 
 
Here’s an example, I come across people who say they are in the “Anglican Communion”. They admit that perhaps, at a wild guess, half of the “Anglican Communion” are full-blown apostate Liberals, and can’t be called Christian. They say that the condition of these apostates does not affect them, and they don’t endorse them. But if half of your organization is corrupt, then you will be held accountable on Judgment Day for being a member of it, as being a member of the “Anglican Communion” causes you to be responsible for the state of it.
 
For a start, it is a lie. The Bible says there is no communion between light and darkness. So, if half of the “Anglican Communion” is darkness and the other half light, where’s the communion?
 
 
And the same could be said of many other denominations.

I heard you

May 19, 2017

If we are talking to God, and He’s talking with us, that’s a conversation.

Now, if you ask someone for something, then five minutes later ask them for the same thing, then again and again keep asking them for the same thing they may say to you, “I heard you the first time!” There’s nothing wrong with repeating requests to God just as long as we acknowledge He heard us the first time. That would be polite. Excessive repetitions indicate lack of relationship and a lack of faith, as Jesus said, the heathen use such repetitions.

Who can the Lord lift up?

May 18, 2017

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

(James 4:10)

So pride is the thing which prevents the Lord lifting us up, He can only lift up the humble.

Chosen

May 18, 2017

Jesus said, “Many are called, few are chosen”.

If you want to know you are chosen then answer the call.

When life passes you by

May 17, 2017

A life where we don’t have time to wait on God is a life that is passing us by.

Intelligent discussion

May 17, 2017

When we say we require an intelligent discussion it doesn’t mean we are looking for a high brow intellectual debate, it means we don’t want you to switch the subject, talk in circles or use straw-man arguments… …THAT kind of intelligent discussion.

What is a Liberal?

May 17, 2017

In Christianity, oftentimes, too much stock is put in what people claim to believe. In times past, Liberals were people who denied the Deity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, etc., but not anymore. Now we have Liberals who claim to be quite evangelically orthodox, yet laugh at the idea Jesus Christ has a problem with sexual immorality, which is the equivalent of denying Him to His face. Or the evangelical who claims to be believe everything straight down the line AND, also, in self-contradiction, believes in Universal Reconciliation.

 

So, one of the big issues today is a spiritual naivety which cannot grasp that Liberals are NOT Christians, and when people claim to believe right, but their wrong beliefs nullify their right beliefs, it doesn’t make them Christian, they are still Liberals.

 

For example, if a man tells me he believes Jesus is the Son of God and the only way to God, and yet also believes the sexually immoral will also inherit the Kingdom of God, then his claim is false, he is lying.

 

So, where is your “unity” now? Is unity in what people claim, or in what they actually are?

Sentimental attachment

May 17, 2017

Certain things which developed out of Christian culture have great sentimental attachment, but little foundation in Scripture.

New Barna study

May 16, 2017

Please see COMMENTS

Possession

May 16, 2017

In the Christian life one cannot earn something already given to them, which they already possess, therefore, trying to earn something signifies lack of possession.

Comparing justification with marriage

May 16, 2017

A comment i made on FB:   Comparing justification by faith in Christ with marriage (and marriage is a picture of justification) once one is married, whatever one does doesn’t make one more married than they already are, but they certainly NEED to do the right thing in regard to their spouse. So, we don’t “need” good works to earn something we already have, but we do “need” good works if we are to have any respect or love for our Lord.

Freedom to evaluate

May 16, 2017

God gives man the freedom to evaluate how much Jesus Christ is worth to him.

Liberal intelligence

May 15, 2017

Liberals usually reply “you don’t understand grace” as a smokescreen
to avoid specific issues in which they conflict with scripture.

When a Liberal tells you the “Lake of Fire” is ONLY a metaphor (implying, that if it’s only a metaphor then it’s not so bad) then his basic intelligence is in question.

 

Looking for something more profound

May 14, 2017

Find myself regularly repeating this truth: When you go to any church or to hear any speaker do you expect to hear something greater than the word of God you already have in your hands, written down before your very eyes? This is one of the great issues today, that masses of people expect to hear something greater or more profound than the plain words of God they already possess, which anyone can understand.

Death by niceness

May 14, 2017

By Glenn Christopherson

Please see COMMENTS.

Provoked to jealousy

May 14, 2017
“I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.”
(Romans 11:11)
 
What exactly will make the Jewish people jealous of the Gentile believers? I think it’s when their eyes are opened to see Gentiles from every nation believe in the Jewish Messiah and love and support the nation of Israel (renouncing Replacement Theology). The Jewish people have known 2000 years of hostility from “Christians” but the time has come when they will be provoked to jealousy, seeing people from all nations affirming the Jewish Messiah, and they will be convicted of their unbelief.
 
When you meet Jewish people make it very clear you believe in the Jewish Messiah, and that you love and support the nation of Israel, and that salvation by Yeshua is first to the Jews, and then to the Gentiles.

He understands

May 13, 2017

He understands. He’s the only one who truly does. He doesn’t understand any excuses we may offer Him, but He understands perfectly and justly the hard realities we face in life, after all, He’s been here, He lived here as a Man for thirty three years, walked a hard road.

Seeing

May 11, 2017

True fellowship with God causes us to see ourselves as God sees us, and see others as God sees them.

When savages claim moral superiority

May 10, 2017

Certain unnamed religions define morality on their own terms, so even barbaric savages can feel they have moral superiority.