Apologetics

Worshiping the Preacher

People have a tendency to elevate individuals to practically god-like status in which everything they say or teach is the truth. Many popular preachers of all stripes have their own unappointed apologists. When one popular preacher’s teaching was criticized there were comments defending him strongly. Phrases as “he is the man” and “everything he teaches is true,” “I’ve never heard anything Scripturally wrong come from him,” etc. They follow that preachers teaching, buying their books,…

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Apologetics

The God of Nothing

I read the atheist’s posts. I try to understand their motives, their “push” to get their views across. What is it that they have in common? It is the god of nothing. They worship nothing. Their theology is nothing. Their rituals are nothing. Their standards are nothing. Their temple is nothing. Their sacrifices are nothing. Their commandments are nothing and are based on nothing. Their scriptures are nothing. Their priests are nothing. They believe in…

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Worldview

Scientific Truth?

A new post at the Discovery Institute’s Evolution News deals with the total nonreality of some evolutionists and the warping of truth or ignorance of it. Consider: We are often told that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” The statement was first made in 1973 by neo-Darwinist Theodosius Dobzhansky. (Neo-Darwinism is the view that evolution is due to the natural selection of variations that originate as gene mutations.) Dobzhansky’s statement…

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Christian Living

How Do Believers Recognize a Wolf in the Church

Introduction B1 There are many false teachers. B2 How can we discern them. B3 How can we reveal them to be false. B4 How can we spare others from being deceived. Notes C1 Doctrinal problems C2 Hide what they believe C3 Act holy and righteous in public C4 Offer their opinion on doctrinal issues that are not orthodox C5 Work to get everyone to love and admire them C6 False gospel C7 Ashamed of Jesus…

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Evangelism

The Dangers the World Faces Today

Way too many people feel the troubles today are from politics, that is, the wrong politicians. Some feel that Bible believing Christians are the root of the problem. Some might say it is due to people with traditional views of life. So they say, “If we just get them out of the way, we would have a wonderful society.” Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that…

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Christian Living

Christianophobia

Not a common word in your vocabulary? Mine either, but this article from the Christian Post shows a scientific study of people who hate Christians and Christianity. Though truly their hate is for the Lord Jesus. (John 15:18) Sociologists: ‘Christianophobia,’ Anti-Christian Hostility Infects Powerful Elite Subculture (Interview) A small, but elite group of Americans demonstrate signs of anti-Christian hostility, sociologists David Williamson and George Yancey claim in their new book, So Many Christians, So Few…

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Bible Study

Baptism for Repentance

Thayer’s Definition into, unto, to, towards, for, among “For” (as used in Acts 2:38 “for the forgiveness…”) could have two meanings. If you saw a poster saying “Jesse James wanted for robbery”, “for” could mean Jesse is wanted so he can commit a robbery, or is wanted because he has committed a robbery. The later sense is the correct one. So too in this passage, the word “for” signifies an action in the past. Otherwise,…

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Apologetics

False Prophets

False prophets abound. Jesus warned us Holly Pivec writes in the Spirit of Error blog: Are You Easy Prey for False Prophets? The Bible is clear: false prophets are wolves that devour unsuspecting sheep. Jesus said: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15) And the apostle Paul had this to say about false teachers. “I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come…

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