Listen to God\’s Voice

Words of wisdom for today

Here are some Christian realities!

Most people now and that includes evangelical Christians have adopted the position that the Bible is not trustworthy. Problem is that for the serious Christian the Bible not only contains the answers, but the questions as well and is the answer to all of life’s difficult questions.

(1) The Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and eternal life, this completely contradicts the spirit of this world. Most evangelical Christians have been fooled into believing that there is more then one way. However, what did Jesus have to say about it, because that is what counts. The first realities is that The Lord Jesus Christ is the only way as well as being the only source of truth and life. The Lord Jesus Christ is the creator as well and this makes creationism the only choice for a Christian anything else makes Jesus a liar.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (Joh 14:6)

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(Joh 1:3)

(2) Bible doctrine is absolutely essential, the Bible must be put back into the place of importance that it once enjoyed. We need to retake our seminaries and Bible colleges and re institute the doctrinal beliefs that once made Protestant Churches the bulwark of the faith. In order to do this we must accept that the Bible is “Sola Scriptura“, inerrant and authoritative in all mater’s of faith and practice. This includes the fact that the Bible’s statements concerning the origin of the earth and heavens is a fact. Lets start by rejecting the theory of evolution. Take back our Universities and the halls of congress as well. Do not elect any person who claims to be a Christian, but is obviously not (Obama). Prayer in our schools would be another way to do this and put the Ten Commandments back in the place in our public buildings that they belong.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
(2Ti 3:16)
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
(2Pe 1:21)

(3) Reclaim the family and the home, this one has to start with Christians. They need to start setting the example. Laws that permit and condone open sin need to be repealed. The entertainment industry needs to clean up its act. Burn all pornography, some consider the Bible pornography, but they are wrong about that, because the Bible puts Sin at the place of judgment where it belongs. The Bible is just honest about how human beings really are.

Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
(1Ti 1:9)
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
(1Ti 1:10)
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
(Rom 1:26)

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
(Rom 1:27)

(3) God’s design and ministry for the church has nothing to do with seeker type ministries. Or even the purpose driven type of ministries. The church exists to train believers in true spirituality and build them up in the faith, so that they can seek out those whom God will save. It is not a place for the church to envite thousands of people to be entertained. This whole idea of using the House of God to tickle the fancies of this lost and Godless generation sickens my heart. Those that are doing this to the church will find their part in the judgment.

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
(Eph 4:11)

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
(Eph 4:12)

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
(Eph 4:13)

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
(Eph 4:14)

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
(Eph 4:15)

From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
(Eph 4:16)

(4) In New Testament times believers where called saints. It is just another innovation that makes saint hood something installed on another human being, even if that human being in actuality was not saved. All those throughout history and living today who are really Christians are saints, no church needs to recognize it. What needs to be done on the part of today’s saints is the practice of purity and Godly living. We need to start separating ourselves from the ungodly and draw a line in the sand just as Joshua did. Who will be on the Lord’s side. We need to start separating the sheep from the goats and swine.

Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
(1Co 1:2)
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
(Jos 24:15)

And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;
(Jos 24:16)

For the LORD our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed:
(Jos 24:17)

And the LORD drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the LORD; for he is our God.
(Jos 24:18)

And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
(Jos 24:19)

If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
(Jos 24:20)

And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD.
(Jos 24:21)

And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.
(Jos 24:22)

Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.
(Jos 24:23)

And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
(Jos 24:24)

So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
(Jos 24:25)

And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.
(Jos 24:26)

And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.
(Jos 24:27)

(5) Believer we need to get back to basics as Christians. This means to stop copying the things of this world and pasting them into the church. The church is not a business and it does not belong to you, you are the body of Christ you belong to Him. He paid the price for your redemption and nailed your sins to the cross. This means having to live a life of purity as discussed before. It means putting aside the unfruitful works of darkness. It means becoming a separated people again and this time sticking to it. It means having a right spirit in your dealings with this world. At the same time we are a separated people we are also showing the love of Christ to the neighbors around us.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
(1Co 6:19)

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
(1Co 6:20)
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
(2Co 6:14)

And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
(2Co 6:15)

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
(2Co 6:16)

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
(2Co 6:17)

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
(2Co 6:18)

We need a new evangelical fervor and mission to turn this world around, but It can only come when we are in obedience to HIM.

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  1. You are preaching truth. Amen. A true light shining thru the fog of apostasy. While I may not agree with all I have read on your site, your core teachings and writing line up with all key tenants of faith in the scriptures that I have come to know as truth. I would be curious how your views have been responded to in the flesh? When sharing the truth about obedience and sin, nobody wants to hear it, they call you a legalist and all sorts of things. Jesus told us to be exceedingly glad when those blind to the truth persecute us for the truth about the son of God. I grow frustrated with the blindness but God has used it to teach me love and gentleness so I can be more effective in His service. God Bless you.

    Pete

    April 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    • I have had some responses that tried to support the Roman Catholic view, by claiming that they have a right to introduce traditions. I have also had a few claims that I was being unkind or mean spirited. If either of these were true of believers who hold to a high view of scriptures, that is that it is being legalistic to accept the scriptures as inerrant and authoritative then my answer would be to make a clear statement that I am in now way anti nomian. In fact the whole of the reformation could be summed up as being pro “sola scriptura”. One of the hall marks of the protestant reformation was the doctrine of justification by faith alone, but this does not mean that one can get by with saying I have been saved by faith, but that I can do as I please, instead of showing evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We are saved by grace unto good works, not by good works unto grace.

      James Madison

      April 6, 2009 at 12:30 am


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