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When is a Lie a Lie?

We are sure you have heard all the accusations hurled at believers when discussing theological topics with unbelievers, especially atheists. They love to pull out the lie accusation as if they have caught the believer in a willful attempt to deceive. Before we go any further, we have to admit that there are those believers who do real lies. We are saddened by this fact and it needs to stop. Nothing is gained for God when a believer sins to meet their objective or hide their lack of education

But this situation aside, most of the accusations made by unbelievers are false. The believer is not purposefully telling an untruth. There are reasons for this as well. They are as follows:

  1. The believer doesn’t know– this is often the case given the level of historical and biblical illiteracy permeating the church today. But there is no shame in saying ‘I don’t know. ‘At least you were honest and represented yourself correctly. Instead of creating a stumbling block by making something up, you leave a door open in the unbeliever. If you do not know then you do not know. One key is you can always do some research and find the right answer. The honest is the best policy mentality is Christian and is supported by the Bible.
  2. The believer is misinformed- This is often the case when it comes to biblical knowledge. The pastors, youth ministers and other church leaders/teachers do not know or have been misinformed themselves. They pass on this erroneous information and set their congregations up to be embarrassed and the receiver of abuse or false accusations. This situation can be the product of two sources. Either the leadership has been misinformed or they just do not know and are giving the best answer they can. A third option is that they have never tried to know, which does take place.
  3. The believer is lied to– Believe it or not Christians (including church leadership) do lie to other believers. They also give bad or unbiblical advice. The passing on of faulty information is not lying, because the believer believes they hold the correct information and telling what they know. There is  no attempt to intentionally deceive here.
  4. The believer is never taught– This is often the case because too many churches focus on worship and evangelism only. While both are biblical and need to be done, they do not take priority over teaching the flock correctly. Jesus said “feed my sheep” not ignore the need for knowledge. The failure to teach the truth, to teach it correctly has been a problem in the church for generations. It is not a modern problem alone. We are not talking about intellectualism here but gaining knowledge and the truth. God wants his people to be knowledgeable and filled with the truth

We are not going to point fingers here. That would be too easy. But we are not perfect either. We are confident that everyone is aware of the problem and who is responsible. But it isn’t just a leadership problem. The Bible was written for every believer, not pastors, missionaries, youth leaders, and so on. When God says to study to be approved of him, he is not leaving the normal church member out of the edict. They are to study as well. They need to learn the truth, they need to be properly educated and they need to know how to answer the unbeliever (both their arguments and questions).

The common believer meets more unbelievers than pastors, etc., save maybe for missionaries. They need to be prepared to answer why they believe and that does not mean just quoting the 4 spiritual laws or Christian fad. Unbelievers have real questions which need real answers and real information. Good evangelists also need the right information. Billy Graham has often lamented his lack of training in theology.

When unbelievers accuse you of lying, it may simply be a way for them to hide from the truth or to try to get the believer to doubt their faith. It is a trick to get the believer to lose confidence in their church, pastor and God. To thwart this attack, a believer needs to study the right materials and follow the Holy Spirit to the truth. But even if a believer has the truth, it does not mean the unbeliever will stop accusing them of lying. It just means that the unbeliever has decided to adopt the lie over the truth.

The key for the believer is to find the truth, adopt it into their lives and stick to the truth no matter what the unbeliever does. It is only through the truth (and being honest using love) that the believer will succeed.

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Why Study History?

As you may have realized by reading this site, we place a lot of history and archaeology information on these pages.One reason is that we love history and archaeology. They are fascinating subjects though not as fascinaing as genetics (which we also study) A second reason is that we can learn a lot from studying history.

Military officers study ancient and more recent battles to learn new techniques on how to condut warfare. Even the Indian wars of the American expansion has contributed to modern warfare. We came across the following quote from the book, Great Western Indian Fights by members of the Potomac Corral of the westerners. On page 24 it reads:

The primitive indian warrior made a contribution to the art of warfare. His swift, silent, harassing, small-scale operations were the forerunners of the commando raids in World War II. At least one description of western indian raiding tactics  was used in the training of American troops for action in the Pacific. General Douglas macArthur paid tribute to the indian as an efficient fighting man-  As a warrior, his fame is world-wide. Many successful methids of modern warfare  are based upon what he evolved centuries ago (Bold ours). Individually he exemplified what the line fighter could do by adaption to the particular countryside in which he fought.

The study of the past is not just for military leaders though. Modern farmers could benefit from studying ancient farming techniques to help them yield a better crop. We know of one example but the reference is lost for now. (That is due to the amount of reading and researching we do). But there was one civilization who elevated their crops and placed them in smaller sections, not too small. Their harvest yield was greater than if they had farmed using the traditional flat one large group method.

The second example is for believers and answers the question why should Christians study hstory. This example is already wel known as it involves Abraham, Sarah and Hagar. In studying archaeological discoveries we find that the wife giving her servant to her husband was a cultural act. It was not a biblically instructed method of having a child.

While the account is in the BIble, we learn that this act actually took place and that both Sarah and Abraham followed their current cultural norms. This does not mean that cultural norms are to be followed or are better than God’s ways.God allowed it to take place but he did not give permission for this chain of events.We have to be careful when reading ancient actions recorded in the Bible and not make the mistake that because it is mentioned, in the Bible, that we have permission to go and do likewise.

We must remember that God does not give permission to his followers to commit sin.

Why Should Christians Study History?

Besides the above two examples, there are plenty of reasons why believers need to study history and or archaeology. Here is a list of reasons why all believers should do some historical study:

  1. God wants us to study- he says so in I Timothy. He wants knowledgeable followers not ignorant ones
  2. We get to the truth- studying history and archaeology is but one way to get to some truth. It is not the only way and they do not hold all truth
  3. We learn that many cultic beliefs are not new but have ancient foundations
  4. We get information on how to refute cultic and other false religious beliefs
  5. We get respect from unbelievers- this is because we actually know something. One of the biggest complaints from atheists is that Christians do not know the Bible or their history
  6. We get information  to refute other unbelievers and their alternative theories
  7. We learn that the secular experts are not telling the truth
  8. We protect our faith- too many unwary and unprepared young believers lose their faith when they encounter those unbelieving professors who do not believe in God, accept that he exists, or believe the Bible
  9. We learn that the Bible is correct and that the secular experts, professors, etc., do not know more than God
  10. We learn how to follow the Holy Spirit to the truth (John 16:13)

These are only ten reasons why believers need to study history and archaeology, even as a hobby. You do not have to quit your job, etc., and go do a full-time advanced degree to learn these things from history and archaeology.

How Should Believers Study History & Archaeology

The how to is as important as the study. This is for the simple reason that believers can be sidetracked by evil and go off in the wrong direction. If this happens then they would be like the evolutionist looking for the truth by going down the wrong paths and looking in the wrong places for their answers. Here are some steps in how to study history and archaeology

  1. Ask God for help- you will not get to the truth by excluding the one who holds all truth
  2. Follow biblical instructions- Psalm 1 is one big key- do not follow the unbeliever or their counsel.Another is found in Ecc.- nothing is new under the sun.
  3. Read good books- we wrote on this recently. You will not find all the information you need in Chrstian books. You will have to read good secular works to get all the evidence and information you need. You will need God to help you not stray into adopting the secular theories or ideas.
  4. Remember that the bible contains actual history- there has never been a historical or archaeological discovery yet that proves the Bible wrong or disagrees with the Bible. What disagrees with the Bible is the archaeologists’theories, assumptions, leaps to conclusions, speculation and so on.
  5. Remember that God does not lie and the Bible is not wrong- the people who lie are those who do not believe in God or follow him
  6. Read the church fathers and other ancient writers- but again remember that they were human and may not have all the answers even though they lived earlier in history.
  7. Stick to the truth- never stary from it. Once you find th etruth, adopt it, keep it and adapt your life accordingly. Even in your discussions with unbelievers, do not stray from the truth
  8. Remember that the secular way is not God’s way- this includes the secular scientific method. Archaeologists want believers to be objective but that is impossible. Dr. WM. Dever said so in his book, Did God Have a Wife. God said it first in the Bible when he said you are either on his side or your not on his side. There is no grey middle ground. The secular scientific method only looks for the best explanation NOT the truth. There is a difference.
  9. Learn the different schools of thought and why they are wrong or right- Minimalist sometimes sound like the believe the Bible but they reject most of the OT.
  10. Learn the difference between credible archaeologists and bad ones- this includes bible scholars, historians and so on. Ron Wyatt was not a good archaeologist,There are many more of them out there. Be wary of S. jacobovici and a guy out there named Rude (he does a Rude Awkwning scheme).Just like every part of society there are frauds in history and archaeology who sound good but are way off the mark.

Why is it important to study correctly

We will give an example of why you cannot rely on Christian authors only. We continue to use this example even though we lost a 30 year friendship over critiquing this author. Erwin Luzter is a profilic Christian writer with many admirers and he wrote a book one time on Hitler and the Cross. We were just beginning our historical and archaeological studies, or a little ways into them, when we came across the book. Our first thought was, great now we will get the truth behind Hitler’s use of the Cross.

We were very disappointed. Mr. Lutzer did very poor research, did not discuss the issue correctly or deep enough and did not provide any real answers to the topic. He also provided no real information that could be used to help refute unbelievers when they used Hitler’s example in their arguments against Christianity. What we got was chapter after chapter of the gospel message. Yes he sacrificed the instructing believers for a continual repeat of what they already knew.

We threw the book away or gave it to someone else. It was useless for that topic. But this is not a rare event in Christian writing. Too often, and we know Christian archaeologists who do the same thing, the believer does poor research, ignores topics that need to be discussed, follow secular ways, use the gospel message far too often, and do not know what they are talking about. We tried to correct a couple of Christian archaeologists one time on their research but the response we got was not good.  You have to do good research and you have to know what you are talking about.

We can support our position here with a biblical example. While Jesus said to go out and preach the gospel, he did not say preach it to the believers all the time and keep them at square one. He did say ‘feed my sheep’, and Paul added to this by saying ‘grow up as a believer'(paraphrase). You cannot grow up and feed the sheep if you continually tell them the same gospel message over and over.

God said, as we stated earlier, to study and to study you need to do it right. Ken Ham and others state that you cannot divorce the gospel from the subject you are talking about. In feeding the sheep you are not divorcing the gospel if you do not mention it. You are building upon the gospel by giving the believer the food they need to grow up as a spiritual being. A choior leader does not keep having the choir sing ‘Jesus loves me’ and hope they will build musical talent. No he keeps giving them more music and more difficlut music so that they grow as a choir

The same goes for believers. You do not keep feeding them the gospel they have already accepted and expect them to be ready to be used of God. You need to feed them more information, more difficult information, teaching them how to use it so they will not lose their faith. Sticking only to the gospel only keeps believers vulnerable to evil. You have to know something. And that means going beyond square one and learning all that you can with God’s help.

God does not want child warriors. He needs soldiers who know something, know what they are talking about, so that they can be used more effectively to win souls for him.The enemy does not have child warriors. They study and they learn but what they study and learn is through deceived eyes and are led away from the truth.

This is why we lose so many young people to the secular world. they are not prepared to face what will come their way. Parents, church leaders, pastors, youth ministers fail their charges because they do not prepare themselves and other believers correctly. They do not give their people the right information or how to use it correctly.(we are being very general here).

Some Final Words

As we stated earlier, history and archaeology are but one way to study and get to a lot of truth. There are other subjects you can study and achieve a lot of the same results. The key is to make sure you are learning from God and not a demon disguised as an angel of light. Real, correct study is not easy and takes work. We understand that most believers do not have a lot of time. But that may be due to what was known as a problem in our undergraduate days- priorities.

How good a believer, how good a spiritual warrior we become depends upon our priorities. That is a decision only you can make for yourself. It is also a change that only you can make. We just put the informationout there so you can see that there is more to the Christian life than what some people think. Pleasing God is not about the number of souls who make a decision for Christ. It is about learning how to use faith correctly and obeying God. Studying is obeying God.

Growing as a believer is obeying God. Jesus said, ‘you will know the truth’, but he did not say it will always be handed to you on a silver platter. SOmetimes you have to study to find it. You may also have to wrestle with conflicting ideas before you get to it. But one thing is for sure, the truth is there waiting for you to get to it.

 

Just a Reminder

that we still have our information and resource site.

it was originally designed for pastors, teachers and missionaries but anyone can use the information to help their knowledge and faith grow

http://www.dakotascba.com/

 

 

Responding to ‘Queering the Bible’

https://www.christianpost.com/news/elite-college-offers-queering-the-bible-class-queer-and-trans-readings-of-scripture-212126/

We can see that many Christians will be upset by this. It is attacking the faith’s holy scriptures and mocking the holy God who wrote it.But condemning them is not the right move to make. We are saddened by this decision as we see the lost, deceived world dig its grave a lot faster, deeper and they do not even realize what they are doing. Well, that is the benefit of the doubt perspective. They may know and do not care. That also saddens us.

We do not fully understand this trend to support those who opt for a perverted and twisted lifestyle. This group of people are in the minute minority, are not a distinct nation of people; and so on. Why please such a small amount of people over the majority? It makes no sense why the liberals and other sympathizers would curry the favor of those who are selfish, short-sighted, ignore what is right and wrong and so on.

As former teachers, we are doubly sad that an elite or any academic institution would stoop so low and offer courses that are so disrespectful. We sure you can add your own words there.We are going to go through the article and highlight a few quotes and make a few comments.

“[T]his class destabilizes long held assumptions about what the bible—and religion—says about gender and sexuality.”

#1. There are no assumptions about gender and sexuality in the bible. That work is very clear about male and female, their design, their roles in life and much more.

#2. How can an academic institution ‘destabilize’ something that is beyond them? They are not an eternal authority that has power over life and death, nor offer anyone eternal life. So how can they destabilize anything? They can fool people into thinking the school knows more than God but they cannot destabilize the truth about gender or sexuality. What they are doing is simply being rebellious and fueling rebellion.

#3. They are not accomplishing anything except teaching people to disobey God. The school may not believe that God exists, or think they need to obey him but those viewpoints do not grant them permission to lead others to disobedience and rejection of God.

will be taught by an associate professor of religion, Gwynn Kessler, who has a Ph.D. in Rabbinics from Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City….specifically on rabbinic theology and rabbinic constructions of gender and identity” and that her work is “is situated within, and suffused with, postmodern, feminist, and queer theoretical approaches

The secular world continues to demand that the Christian academic institutions be objective, yet we see no objectivity in this professors approach to the Bible. nor do we see any respect for the Christian faith. What is clear to us is that this professor thinks God is wrong and that they know better than he about gender and sexuality.

It is kind of humorous, (not ha ha), to see this people in action. Here are educated people who did not create sexuality, did not create the different genders, who are not perfect, etc., running around and telling others that they have a better way to conduct sexuality and how to apply gender identification. This attitude contributes to our sadness.

They are the created and need to humble themselves and learn from God,,not lead people to sinful, arrogant thinking and attitudes.

Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, noted that in suggesting that God is “queer” Swarthmore was engaging in “modern day idolatry.”

We wouldn’t go that far. Idolatry means you have an actual idol that you bow down to and worship. For some people that idol could be food, sports, or even an object. Trashing other people’s beliefs is not idolatry but mocking, disrespecting, and lying about the faith in question. We are sure you can think of more points but this is not idolatry.

“When you read the Bible you will discover that God reserved His harshest condemnation for individuals and nations that practiced idolatry — creating an imaginary god who conformed to a culture’s immorality,” Jeffress told the Todd Starnes Radio Show.

No not really. He reserved his harshest punishment for those who disobeyed his commands and instructions.  Either way though, this college will suffer from mishandling God’s word and leading people to sin. Whether it is in the near future or at the last judgment doesn’t matter, they will pay for their sins. BUT there is good news for the people at this academic institution. God still loves them and will forgive them if they truly repent of their sins and turn from their sinful ways.

Christians do not have to condemn this school nor attack it. Their sins condemn them. Christians just need to focus on obeying God and treating this school the way Jesus would want us to. Of course, that treatment does not include approving this class or condoning it or even accepting it. We can say that they are wrong, tell them they are sinning then treat them like Jesus treated the unbelievers in his time. Calling them to repent, pointing out their mistaken ideas and returning good for evil, as well as praying for them.

Swarthmore reportedly did not return Starnes’ calls seeking comment, including inquiries about whether they would also offer a class called “Queering the Koran” or “Queering Muhammad.”

Of course they won’t. people fear the Muslim, they do not fear the Christian. There is a few good reasons for this attitude. First, they fear the Muslim because the Muslim is taught to defend their faith; Second, they fear the Muslim because the Muslim is taught to physically kill their enemies and the infidels who attack their prophet and religion.

Third, they do not fear the Christian because the Christian is taught to turn the other cheek; love their neighbor; do good to those who do evil and so on. Given these facts, no one in their right mind would construct a course that is titled ‘queering the Koran’. The Bible and Christianity are easy targets because the judgment is delayed in hopes that the evil doer responds to the call of the Holy Spirit to repent of their sins. Islam doesn’t care if people convert to their religion or not. Killing the infidel is a lot easier than letting them continue their anti-Islam ways until they see the light and convert.

The Christian response to these types of actions and attitudes is to pray for  the school. Ask God to change hearts and minds about these courses and ask God to send his spirit through that campus rescuing those who may fall when they hear anti-biblical talk in the classroom. Then the believer should do what Jesus did to the unbelievers in his time– heal their sick, visit them  in prison or wherever they may be; help them out when they are in trouble and so on.

You know, do good to them. Christians do not win any battles fighting fire with fire We do not win when use resort to sin to combat those who desecrate the faith. We win when we obey God and follow his instructions on how to handle the unbeliever when they do such blatant acts of sacriliege.We do not have to do anything physically to this school because they are sinning against God not us. God will handle them in his time and way.

We believers just have to make sure we are doing what God wants, avoiding sin, and focus on being Christian in these and all other situations. It is not our job to punish those who sin against God. It is our job to obey him and lead the way in doing what is right.

 

 

 

Pray For Our Leaders

The Bible tells us to pray for our leaders. God knew what he was talking about as our leaders influence a lotof people. They determine the direction of a country, a congegation, a bible school and so much more. The leader of a family and other groups are vulnerable to satanic attacks and they need lots of prayer– the right prayers.

We have a few examples of leaders who need a lot of prayerin this article. We will add a few comments as well

#1. https://www.christianpost.com/news/spurning-greed-of-traditional-denominations-church-for-black-men-will-take-no-tithes-or-offerings-210685/

Spurning what he describes as a culture of “greed” in the American church and the inability of evangelical congregations to translate “black suffering,” Jomo Kenyatta Johnson, a young minister from Savannah, Georgia, says God has led him to create a new denomination called Church for Black Men that will not collect tithes and offerings — ever.

We are tryong to figure out why God, who talked about his followers robbing him of tithes and offerings, would now reject tithes and offerings. Is this a new way to get aorund the tithe commandment? Clearly there is som emisguided ideas in that church though we like the fact that they will not be a 501c church.

#2. https://www.christianpost.com/news/quebec-makes-sex-ed-mandatory-age-5-will-teach-about-same-sex-couples-kindergarten-210669/

The Canadian province of Quebec has become the latest to make sex education mandatory for children in all stages of school, starting in kindergarten.

As CBC News reported on Saturday, starting in September 2018 children as young as 5 “will get a brief explanation of the steps involved in making a baby.”

“They will be told that an egg and sperm unite to form a zygote that will grow into an embryo and then a fetus, and they will learn about the different types of families, including those involving same-sex couples,” the article added.

Governments can do just about anything they want. God has gven them the authority to rule. But there still is a right and wrong way to govern others. Power does a lot of strange things to people, even convincng them that a leader of nation and his aides know how to parent better than parents do. Sex education is up to the parents not the schools or the government. Schools and government have long lost their boundaries. They are no longer content with educating or governing properly; they want to control all of life and that is wrong.

Boundaries are a good thing. It allows people to mind their own business and take care of their problems before they go out to try and fix the world

#3. https://www.christianpost.com/news/pennsylvania-governor-tom-wolf-veto-bill-ban-dismemberment-abortion-210667/

Governor Wolf officially vetoed Senate Bill 3 on Monday, saying in a statement that he believed the bill would limit women’s healthcare decisions.

“This legislation is a disingenuous and bald-faced attempt to create the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country,” stated Gov. Wolf.

“This legislation is an attempt to criminalize the decisions that women make about their own health care, and this legislation destroys health care options for victims of the horrors of rape and incest. For these reasons, I am vetoing this bill today.”

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was present for the official veto and noted his support for the governor’s decision.

“The state should not be telling women — particularly women who became pregnant by rape or incest — that they don’t have the right to decide what to do with their body,” stated Mayor Kenney.

There are two basic problems here. One, leaders should be encouraging their people to protect their unborn children, not making it easier to escape the responsibilities that come with their actions. Two, the leader should recognize the fact that the body in harm’s way does not  belong to the woman. it belongs to a defenseless child. Leaders need to watch out for those constiutents as well.

#4. https://www.christianpost.com/news/parents-slam-transgender-push-remove-gender-specific-terms-penis-vagina-school-sex-ed-201638/

Traditional marriage advocates are speaking out against a “radical” proposal made by two academics in Australia calling for school sex education to be inclusive of transgender students by not using gender-specific terms such as “penis” and “vagina.”

“We have them advocating for the degendering of sex education of all students and confirming the concerns raised by parents about how radical LGBT sex and gender education would infiltrate their children’s education,” said Coalition for Marriage spokesman Lyle Shelton, as reported by The Australian on Tuesday.

Shelton is objecting to a paper published in the Journal of Sex Education by Damien Riggs and Clare Bartholomaeus of Flinders University in South Australia, which is challenging schools to step out of the norm of describing “a male with a penis and female with a vagina.”

Leaders need to be wise, intellgent and make the hard decisions. They should not let the minute minority take over life and have the majority re-educated in lies. They should not let confusion reign but make sure the truth is taught to all incuding those whose minds have been warped by deception over their actual gender.

#5. https://www.christianpost.com/news/radio-evangelist-rg-stair-who-touched-12-year-old-congregation-watched-arrested-sexual-assault-210663/

Two months after South Carolina Police began investigating Pastor Ralph Gordon Stair for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and touching the breast of a 12-year-old-girl in his church while the congregation watched, the controversial radio evangelist, also known as Brother R.G. Stair, has been arrested.

The 84-year-old leader of the Overcomer Ministry in Walterboro was arrested by Colleton County sheriff’s deputies Monday morning, The Post and Courier said. He was charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, one count of assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, one count of kidnapping, one count of burglary in the first degree, one count of second-degree assault, and one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Leaders are no perfect. They will make mistakes, they will make errors in judgment. This is why they need constant prayer. Then they need a helping hand up to restore them to God’s way.

Leadership is tricky, difficult and vulnerable to temptation and other enticements. That is why the believer needs to put their faith in Jesus and keep their eyes on him. He never failed.

 

Turn the Other Cheek

This Christmas season amidst all the good things that are done, there are still those individuals or groups who seek to what is wrong. This post is merely a reminder of what God told us to do when those individuals cross any Chrstian’s path.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/lgbt-activists-attack-doughnut-shop-for-helping-salvation-army-family-in-need-210027/

The owners of a doughnut shop in Maine have publicly apologized for asking The Salvation Army to help them find a family in need this Christmas after they were attacked online by activists who claim the Christian charity is anti-LGBT.

LGBTQ communities have a large chip on their shoulder. They feel that they alone get to decide who does what to whom.This attitude is seen even as so many LGBTQ members claim to love God and follow him.

One of the things that believers need to remember in situations like this is to turn the other cheek. It does not do any good to react or respond in kind. No matter what a believer does, or any person who wants to do good this year, there will always be someone who will attack their choice of agency, avenue of doing good, and the choice of recipient. No one will get 100% support for their good deeds.

The key for the believer, or other do-gooder, is to ignore these intolerant reactions and do not let those who sin dictate who receives help and how that help is distributed to others. Helping others is dictated by God not the lGBTQ communities. Let God guide your charitable work not those who think they are entitled to make your decisions for you.

Let those groups look bad by their intolerant and bullying attitudes. Don’t take that image from them and place it upon yourself.

How do we respond to groups like these LGBTQ communities who think that they get a say in something that is none of their business? Besides turning the other cheek, believers are to pray for these groups and they are not to return evil for evil. Find the godly way to respond and let God work on their souls and attitudes. Do not sin in response to their ungodly behavior.

Have a better Christmas by responding to any bad situation, even from poorly behaved family members, with the attitude and actions God wants to see in his followers.

 

Important Topics

That need a few words to draw your attention. These highlighted articles are placed here to give you some points to think about. some may require longer more detailed reports but we just do not have the time right now to do those articles justice.

#1. https://www.christianpost.com/voice/how-abortion-covers-multitude-of-sins-even-condoning-pedophile.html

Once again, abortion is being used to justify supporting a political candidate that deserves nothing but condemnation by Christians

Christians do not condemn others. We are not without sin. This fact tells us that we need to respond more humbly, more wisely, with more understanding and knowledge before addressing these issues. You may not like a candidate for politics but their actions do not grant permission to believers allowing them to ignore biblical teaching.

No one is perfect, so be careful when taking the higher moral ground. You may not like your sins exposed.

#2. https://www.christianpost.com/news/thousands-sign-petition-seeking-ban-franklin-graham-entering-the-uk-209449/

Intolerance grows. it seems that tolerance is supposed to be only a one-way street- the church towards the sinner. That is not the case. If the sinner wants to be tolerated then they need to tolerate others especially when the others disagree with the sinner.

Allow us to remind you that there is no fellowship between the righteous and the unrighteous. The believer will always be accused of hatred, prejudice and discrimination by the sinner if they stand with God and his rules. Correctly standing with God is bringing the light to the dark world not being intolerant, hate-filled or practicing discrimination.

#3. https://www.christianpost.com/news/ken-hams-apologetics-conference-critique-unfair-unhelpful-seminary-head-says-209131/

“We should all remember that our understanding of God’s Word never carries the same authority as God’s Word itself does. Believers should always approach God’s Word with humility and never equate their understanding of God’s Word as being as comprehensive or as infallible as God’s Word itself is,” he stated. “[W]e believe that the question of the age of the earth is a question of what the Bible is saying not what the Bible is.”

These kind of comments are very vulnerable. They allow people to reject the truth simply because someone else believes God’s word correctly. it must be remembered that science is NOT an authority over God’s word. Science is not God nor on par with God. it is merely a tool to use to discover what God did at creation.

That field cannot say what God did or how he did it.Creation is not within the boundaries of scientific examination. When we correctly .believe God and his word, we are not using our understanding but declaring that we believe the truth. The Bible cannot lie and if science says something different than nth eBible then it is science that is wrong.

Science and scientists are not holy, infallible, omniscient, and so on. They do not have the last word on origins or creation.

#4. https://www.christianpost.com/news/less-than-half-us-evangelicals-strongly-agree-core-evangelical-beliefs-lifeway-209429/

A new survey has found that less than half of Americans who identify as evangelicals actually “strongly agree” with the core evangelical beliefs, while almost one-third of Americans who hold evangelical beliefs don’t identify as “evangelical.”

We would suggest that people start worrying about what Peter said in his epistles- make your calling and election sure- than worrying about being labeled as an evangelical. Labels are a human invention, not a divine category to meet. God only places his creation into two categories- those who believe in him and his son and those who do not.

We also add the following as well– those who obey God and those who do not.At the final judgment, it won’t matter if you considered yourself an evangelical, a Methodist, a Lutheran or whatever. What matters is if you believed, accepted Christ as your savior and lived your life according to God’s word correctly.

 

 
 
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