May God bless you Dorcas, penned, and Lurker; To Godâ€™s holy people on SermonAudio, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. May you ever know Christ and the Power of His rising. Amen.
Moses was trained in the knowledge and wisdom of the Egyptians â€” though the world still marvels at the wonders of ancient Egypt, Moses and the Children of Israel were delivered from the bondage of Egypt through God's Power and Might!
Think not of the doctrines of men, embrace Christ Jesus and The Holy Scriptures â€” then if a man's doctrine matches your doctrine, it will be because their doctrine is in line with The Scriptures, and is according to God's will through The Lord Christ Jesus.
Christopher000 wrote: Oh boy. Before anyone condems me for saying how horrific this is and I should be glad they suffered for Christ, etc, like as what's happened in the past, I'd like to take note of the pain, suffering, and emotional anguish that these people endured. Just imagine being scorned and beaten. Just imagine being told you are going to be crucified alive and the emotional exhaustion as the day approaches and finally arrives. Imagine the human fear as the cell door opens and you're led to the slaughter. You see the cross of wood laying on the ground and you scream in horror as they force you down onto it and secure your hands and legs. Then, fully conscious, hammers begin pounding nails through your flesh as.you scream from pain you never thought possible. The nails are in but the screaming intensifies as the cross is raised and the nails stretch the flesh and bones. Yikes. I always think about what Christ must have endured but I can't really grasp it. These people went to their deaths in triumph; refusing to renounce Christ and I wonder how many would remain that strong in todays church.
TC wrote: It's not a matter of elevating one sin above another or accepting one while denouncing another. The fact is that the homosexual movement is the sledgehammer that secularists are using to strip religious freedom. The church is obligated to stand and defend the truth of God's Word.
Outspoken high-profile persons and Churches have been known to focus on homosexuality above other sins and unfortunately many associate the every day believer with such aggressive tactics as the Westboro Baptist Church â€” which has been a blight upon the testimony of Jesus Christ, Who showed love to sinners, dying for sinners.
At the time the New Testament was written, same sex interactions were prevalent. Yet the New Testament is not filled with railings against homosexuality â€” but against all manner of sexual immorality and sin in lists. And, believers are acknowledged as being cleansed of these same sins. " Let all that you do be done in love." Amen.
Mattias wrote: Of 10 highest IQ's on earth, at least 8 are Theists, at least 6 are Christians; http://www.examiner.com/article/of-10-highest-iq-s-on-earth-at-least-8-are-theists-at-least-6-are-christians
Thank you Mattias, excellent article! My heart praises God that someone is exposing the urban myth which claims that Atheists have more intelligence than Theists!
Hi Dorcas, 'Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ'!
Through God's commandments, testimonies, and precepts we have great wisdom and understanding â€” Trust Him, obey Him, and believe in the love He has for you!
"You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts."
If only the church had taken a stance against adultery and fornication inside the church rather than attacking the sexual practices of people outside the church
"But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindlerâ€”not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. 'Purge the evil person from among you.'" ~ 1 Corinthians 5:12-13 ESV
pennned wrote: SF, the question I have is, if God confuses the enemies of these saints (per Jessica's worthy prayer), will we wake up in a daze tomorrow?
May we all behave worthy of God's calling and may God confuse our enemies who seek to destroy the lives and faith of God's people!
"Let them be ashamed and confounded Who seek my life; Let them be turned back and confused Who desire my hurt."
~ Psalm 70:2 NKJV
"Now as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the Lord thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel."
As believers we need a hunger and thirst for righteousness! As women we need to be godly examples kindness, generosity, and gentleness, without chiding, nagging, and being an overbearing authoritarian. As believing women may we have "the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."
Michael Hranek wrote: Have I ever shared with you the red pen principle? My pastor in Knoxville taught it to me. Read anything you want but read it prayerfully paying close attention to whether or not it lines up with Biblical Truth in the context of all of Scripture. Mark (as with a red pen) those things that you find that don't and putting down Scripture references why, mark those that are likewise clearly Biblical with references why. In this way you can be obedient to 'Despising not prophecying but examine everthing, holding fast to that which is good.' Remember don't give anybody a pass because they are popular. Scripture tells us of Peter, a genuine Apostle used by the Spirit to write 2 Books in the Bible, who nevertheless came under the influence of false teaching and needed the rebuke Paul gave him in Galatians.
I picked up a book recently in which I didn't know had false teaching: I have been thinking of using this technique with this book and perhaps writing a book/paper about its heresy so others may read it and glean? On-the-other-hand, I have also thought about throwing the book into paper recycling â€” I have been praying to The Lord about which path to take. Thank you for sharing!
"I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,"
~ Matthew 12:36
"whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God suppliesâ€”in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."
~ 1 Peter 4:11
"Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another."
~ Titus 3:1-3
"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."
The more mature women need to be an example to the younger women in virtue, modesty, gentleness, and in living a life of holiness before God and humankind - nurturing our families, giving to the poor, and behaving with humility. May our lives be a plumbline, a testimony, which makes the crooked places straight through the Hand of the Almighty! All praise and thanks be to God, halleluiah!
"You have heard that it was said, â€˜Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.â€™ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." ~ Matthew 5:43-48
It was The Lord Jesus Christ who died for sinners and took the punishment which we deserved on the cross and then arose from the dead on the third day ~ sinners (which includes all of us) are justified through faith in Him.
"But what does it say? 'The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart' (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
~ Romans 10:8-9 NKJV
"Then Peter said to them, 'Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.'"
God created plants, animals, and humans to be male and female ~ this means that a pair of every species was/is perfectly compatible to reproduce ~ with consummately designed sperm and egg from separate creatures joining together to form a replicate of the said creature/s ~ evolution has no suitable explanation for this simultaneous compatibility for reproduction in animals and plants.
I am very disappointed that Bill Nye does not respect Creation Science as science ~ now all the people that he entertained when they were children, he has no respect for them as being "good" for humanity if they believe in creation ~ I am very disappointed in him...