Jesus’ Life on Earth

Jesus’ life on earth outweighed, and still does, every generation that ever existed in history, exists, and yet, will exist for the rest of life of earth:

“He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never owned a house. He never went to college. He never traveled more than two hundred miles from the place where He was born. He never did one of those thing that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself. He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against Him. His friends ran away. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today He stands as the central figure of the human race. I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on earth as has this one solitary life.”
-James Allen Francis (1864-1928) | Sermon: ‘Arise, Sir Knight’

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Sheeps Don’t Act Like Goats

“Sheeps don’t act like goats.”
-Dr. Richard Powell | Pastor at McGregor Baptist Church

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.”
-Jesus Christ (John 10:27-29)

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

I’ve been nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) awareness. Normally, what people expect from that nomination is to see me grabbing a bucket full of iced water and pour it over my head to gimmick such condition.

Unfortunately I found this awareness disturbing in two ways:
1. People get hurt by dumb fails.
2. ALS support abortion and the use of stem cells for their evil agenda.

Is a waste of time, stupid and hypocritical to aware others of a condition that, among others, are part of the consequence (Rom. 6:23) that took place in the beginning after the fall of man by disobedience (Gn. 1-2), however, all of the past, present and future sins of the world were already brought to the cross by Jesus Christ:

“Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:4-6 NKJV)

I will not challenge you of anything, because you should be aware already that there is nothing more important than the eternal assurance of your soul. 150,000 people die everyday by all kinds of illness, sickness, accidents, age, etc., giving us no opportunity to come back to make the right decision. There is no turning back: “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,” (Hebrews 9:27 NKJV)

Beware of hell, a place where there is no peace, but is a place of torment, where the thirst never quenches, the worm never dies and the fire never ceases. Repent from your sins, put your trust in Jesus Christ and be baptized (by immersion—Rom. 6:3-4) for public testimony as a symbol of your decision to die with Christ and be resurrect with Him.

A person will not make the difference by showing support to something that they’re not even aware of, in the first place. It looks like everybody is having fun with the Iced Bucket Challenge, but I understand that you are part of a movement that became corrupted for it’s original purpose.

I do not support it.
I do not believe is worth to shock my system for a cause that murders babies.
And I will not make ALS richer so they can keep messing around with stem cells.

After this, if you want to keep following up with ALS’s evil agenda, its on you to be willingly ignorant about this NAZI-like organization. Its like feeding the hungry with McD every day (morning, lunch and dinner).


NOTE: The purpose of this post is not to ignore any condition. God commands us to reach the poor, the sick and those who are in prison, but He also says that we must be diligent:

“So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” (Mat. 6:2-4 NASB)

President Obama and Climate Change-Free Download Offer

President Obama and Climate Change-Free Download Offer

Today I would like to offer you a free download of a book that deals with climate change—in response to the statements made by President Obama recently.

Climates have changed and do change—and that has certainly happened since the Flood of Noah’s day.

Recently, President Obama made a statement about climate change where he essentially said that anyone who disagrees with him is a “flat-earther”:

He later added, addressing those who deny climate change science: “We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society.” (Obama: No time for ‘flat-earth society’ on climate change)

Now, we at Answers in Genesis certainly don’t deny the reality of climate change—we just have a different idea about why the climate changes and what causes it. After the catastrophic global Flood, the earth was dramatically changed, and much of the change in climate over the centuries has been due to the changes from the Flood.

But President Obama has such a disregard for the Bible (as shown in his overwhelming support for abortion and same-sex marriage), I’m sure he would reject an understanding of the biblical Flood in relation to climate.

We can, of course, observe the earth and know it is round and not flat. It’s also taught in the Bible, which tells us it is round—Isaiah 40:22. But climate change is very complex, involving many variables and unknowns with much disagreement among scientists. What’s more, right now the earth is in a cooling trend, which is why researchers now use the term “climate change” rather than “global warming”!

It’s common for atheists to call biblical creationists “flat-earthers.”  Many biblical creationists do accept climate change; they just aren’t sure that man’s contribution is as significant as the world would lead us to believe. It’s a curious thing for the president to bring up the term flat-earther.

President Obama should really read the articles on climate change and global warming available from Answers in Genesis—but, sadly, that is not likely to happen. However, we want to make these articles available to you so that you will be better equipped.

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Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,

Ken

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The Vital Importance of Biblical Discernment

The Vital Importance of Biblical Discernment

John MacArthur, Grace to You

 

In its simplest definition, discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong. Discernment is the process of making careful distinctions in our thinking about truth. In other words, the ability to think with discernment is synonymous with an ability to think biblically.

First Thessalonians 5:21-22 teaches that it is the responsibility of every Christian to be discerning: “But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.” The apostle John issues a similar warning when he says, “Do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). According to the New Testament, discernment is not optional for the believer-it is required.

The key to living an uncompromising life lies in one’s ability to exercise discernment in every area of his or her life. For example, failure to distinguish between truth and error leaves the Christian subject to all manner of false teaching. False teaching then leads to an unbiblical mindset, which results in unfruitful and disobedient living-a certain recipe for compromise.

Unfortunately, discernment is an area where most Christians stumble. They exhibit little ability to measure the things they are taught against the infallible standard of God’s Word, and they unwittingly engage in all kinds of unbiblical decision-making and behavior. In short, they are not armed to take a decidedly biblical stand against the onslaught of unbiblical thinking and attitudes that face them throughout their day.

Discernment intersects the Christian life at every point. And God’s Word provides us with the needed discernment about every issue of life. According to Peter, God “has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3). You see, it is through the “true knowledge of Him,” that we have been given everything we need to live a Christian life in this fallen world. And how else do we have true knowledge of God but through the pages of His Word, the Bible? In fact, Peter goes on to say that such knowledge comes through God’s granting “to us His precious and magnificent promises” (2 Peter 1:4).

Discernment — the ability to think biblically about all areas of life — is indispensable to an uncompromising life. It is incumbent upon the Christian to seize upon the discernment that God has provided for in His precious truth! Without it, Christians are at risk of being “tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine” (Ephesians 4:14).

By John MacArthur. Used by permission. This article originally appeared at Grace to You.

Resource: Christianity.com

Is Repentance Necessary for Salvation?

Is Repentance Necessary for Salvation?

It is true that there are numerous Bible verses that speak of the promise of salvation, with no mention of repentance. These merely say to “believe” on Jesus Christ and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:9). However, the Bible makes it clear that God is holy and man is sinful, and that sin makes a separation between the two (Isaiah 59:1,2)
. Without repentance from sin, wicked men cannot have fellowship with a holy God. We are dead in our trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1)
and until we forsake them through repentance, we cannot be made alive in Christ.

The Scriptures speak of “repentance unto life” (Acts 11:18). We turn from sin to the Savior. This is why Paul preached “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). The first public word Jesus preached was “repent” (Matthew 4:17). John the Baptist began his ministry the same way (Matthew 3:2). Jesus told His hearers that without repentance, they would perish (Luke 13:3).

If belief is all that is necessary for salvation, then the logical conclusion is that one need never repent. However, the Bible tells us that a false convert “believes” and yet is not saved (Luke 8:13); he remains a “worker of iniquity.” Look at the warning of Scripture: “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth” (1 John 1:6). The Scriptures also say, “He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesses and forsakes them [repentance] shall have mercy” (Proverbs 28:13). Jesus said that there was joy in heaven over one sinner who “repents” (Luke 15:10). If there is no repentance, there is no joy because there is no salvation.

When Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost, he commanded his hearers to repent “for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38). Without repentance, there is no remission of sins; we are still under His wrath. Peter further said, “Repent . . . and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19). We cannot be “converted” unless we repent. God Himself “commands all men everywhere [leaving no exceptions] to repent” (Acts 17:30). Peter said a similar thing at Pentecost: “Repent, and be baptized every one of you” (Acts 2:38).

If repentance wasn’t necessary for salvation, why then did Jesus command that repentance be preached to all nations (Luke 24:47)? With so many Scriptures speaking of the necessity of repentance for salvation, one can only suspect that those who preach salvation without repentance are strangers to repentance themselves, and thus strangers to true conversion.

Evidence Bible – by Living Waters Ministries

This Fierce Tongue of Mine

“And you know, one of the things, I know you’ve experienced this many of you, one of the things that happens when you become a Christian is – it’s amazing how the Lord sort of changes the things you talk about. Isn’t it? Many people have confessed to me – you know, since I became a Christian I don’t swear anymore. And since I’ve became a Christian it’s amazing I talk different. Sometimes a family member will recognize that about another family member who has come to Jesus Christ – well, they talk so differently.

Well, that’s true because out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. And if you’ve had a renewed heart then you’re going to have a renewed mouth.” -John McArthur (“Taming the Tongue” series, The Speech of the New Man, Part 1, Colossians 4:2)

In reference of Matthew 12:34