“God is love, and HE WHO REMAINS IN LOVE remains in God, and GOD REMAINS IN HIM. In this, love has been made perfect among us, that we may have BOLDNESS IN THE DAY of judgment, *because* AS HE IS, even SO ARE WE in this world.” – 1 John 4:16-17 Continue reading “Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — "There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT"”
Airplane crash investigation– this one had a huge impact on me as Stevie Ray or Leonard Skynnrd might have on others. For me, it was the real day the music stopped. Keith Green was a pioneer in “Jesus Music” of the seventies and early eighties. When a family visiting their Texas ranch went up in the twin engine Cessna 414, Keith took two of his children as well. It was four adults and eight children in the 7 seat Chancellor. The plane struggled to get airborne before impacting 30′ high trees, and exploding, killing everyone aboard.
Dan Millican examines this crash, with the purpose of taking what we can from it to be better people and better pilots.
Visit Last Days Ministries for more information on the music and legacy of Keith Green: https://www.lastdaysministries.org
Dan Millican continues his investigation into the Keith Green plane crash that killed twelve, including 8 children on July 28, 1982. In this video, Dan is able to meet with the sister of pilot Don Burmeister to get a lot more new information about the pilot and why he might have decided to fly the plane that hot Texas summer evening.
Thomas R. Schreiner is JAMES BUCHANAN HARRISON PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT INTERPRETATION AND PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY (1997) at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
I looked through the comments under Thomas Schreiner’s video, and post the best-of below. This one introduces Gordon Fee’s excellent article:
Dr. Schreiner is a major NT scholar and I think he has some valuable insights on a lot of the NT. But on the matter of “speaking in tongues” his own lack of experience or the experiences in his churches make him myopic to the text. We need to be careful not to read our own experience or lack of experience, as is Schreiner, back into scripture. The scriptures are addressing people who had certain common experiences, and IF we today have a similar experience to them, the texts make much more sense. For example, Paul’s epistles are addressed to first generation Christians who mostly experienced a dramatic encounter with the Holy Spirit in their conversion. They knew the joy of sins forgiven, deliverances from demons, and Gods love poured out in their hearts; and as Paul says to the Corinthians, “they lacked no spiritual gift.’ I mean, Paul’s explanation in 1 Corinthians 12-14 was not instruction to those who knew nothing in experience of these things. He was correcting certain abuses. …
An opposing view from another eminent NT scholar [Gordon Fee], for those who really seek to know the word.
In his article, Gordon Fee writes:
..it is a common error among Cessationists to interpret all accounts of the gift of tongues through the events of Pentecost in Acts 2, in which tongues was clearly understood by the Jewish observers as human languages/dialects. This is a grievous error, because instead of taking all of the accounts of tongues in to account and then forming a theology of the nature of the gift, Cessationists force the well-rounded peg of the full Scriptural witness through the square hole of one passage. The Pentecostal interpretation, on the other hand, takes all of the passages into account first, and then puts together a holistic theology of tongues. … Continue reading “Refuting Baptist Professor Thomas Schreiner’s ‘What is the gift of tongues?’ — “It is a common error among cessationists to interpret all accounts of the gift of tongues through the events of Pentecost in Acts 2” – Gordon Fee”
Sen. Shelley Hughes @ 9:00 – “Another thing I have employed in my role is to really try to work with everyone in the legislature without holding grudges, even if someone has done something that maybe is questionable, is to really have a good attitude, even when it would be easy to get resentful about things. And my trick for that — I am a person of faith — if somebody has done something wrong, instead of letting that resentment build up, I actually pray for that person. And it really changes my mindset, and keeps my attitude. I think having good relationships has paid off.”
Must Read Alaska Live with Senator Shelley Hughes talking constitutional convention and much more
The truth from a guy with a lot of personal experience.
Anchorage’s 71 pot shops are destroying Anchorage. Instead of being right with God and each other to be filled with the Holy Spirit, people are checking out with pot instead.
“And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless living [also ‘wastefulness’ – Greek], but BE FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT.” – Ephesians 5:18
..habitually smoking pot makes you irrational and self-centered, robs you of initiative and keeps you emotionally immature. In other words, it turns otherwise normal people into weak-minded liberals – the perfect citizens for a dictatorial socialist regime.
Exclusive: Scott Lively believes the ruling elite want us all to be potheads
By Scott Lively
I was one of the first potheads at my high school. At the start of my ninth grade year (1974), there was a small handful of us who would sneak off into the woods to get high each morning before the first bell. By the end of that school year, there were over a hundred. I had been on the honor roll through the eighth grade and even skipped a grade in science, but within the first two weeks of smoking pot, I sank from the very top to the very bottom of my algebra class and a year or so later completely dropped out of school. Continue reading “The Skunk Factor: The role of weed in America’s decline — Elites want everyone stoned to control us”
“So many pastors go out of their way confirming people’s salvation. I don’t see this approach in Scripture; it’s actually quite the opposite. Great fear and terrible trembling must overtake us daily. It will determine where we will spend forever”
John Burton on Facebook, 8/16/22
So many pastors go out of their way confirming people’s salvation. They make it easy to get saved. They want them to feel secure in their eternity. Why? I don’t see this approach in Scripture. It’s actually quite the opposite.
There should be a never-ending wrestling match regarding our position in Christ. It’s common to lose it, challenging to retain it.
It costs everything. It’s never settled until we die.
Great fear and terrible trembling must overtake us daily. It will determine where we will spend forever.
Continue reading “John Burton: “So many pastors go out of their way confirming people’s salvation. I don’t see this approach in Scripture; it’s actually quite the opposite. Great fear and terrible trembling must overtake us daily. It will determine where we will spend forever””
Very good. Many falsely use Romans 7 as an excuse to not overcome sin by God’s grace.
Verses 5 & 6 are key:
5 For when we were in the flesh [Jews under the law], the sinful passions which were through the law worked in our members to bring out fruit to death. 6 But now we have been *discharged from the law*, having died to that in which we were held; so that we serve in *newness of the spirit*, and not in *oldness of the letter*.
As is Romans 8:
Verse 4 says the *law* is fulfilled in us if we walk according to the Holy Spirit.
Verse 13 says we will die if we live after the flesh, but will live if we put to death the deeds of the body by the Spirit.
Verse 14 says those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.
Verse 1: we have “no condemnation,” not because we said a prayer to be born-again (the start), but because we’re actually “in Christ Jesus” because we don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Galatians 5 is parallel: the two lists. Verse 24: “Those WHO BELONG TO CHRIST have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.” Whereas, those who live in the “works of the flesh” list will not inherit the kingdom, which we know for sure means salvation because of what Paul warns us in Galatians 6 about sowing and reaping.
She’s askin’, How many times have you looked down to the harlot
Lookin’ through her tears, pretendin’ you don’t know?
For once you were just like her, how can you be now so self-righteous
When in the name of the Lord you throw the first stone
So now I turn to you through your years of your robes and stained-glass windows
Do you vainly echo your prayers “say you’re pleasing the Lord?”
You profess the Marriage with your tongue, but your mind dreams like the harlot
But if the Judge looks to your thoughts can’t you guess your reward?
Yet how many times have you quoted from your Bible
To justify your eye for your eye and your tooth for your tooth?
You say that Jesus didn’t mean what He was plainly sayin’
But like the Pharisee, my friend, you’re an educated fool!
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!
Moral, Sexual, & Gender Confusion
Author of Confusion – Satan
Today’s “Christianity” is not Biblical Christianity. Being born-again is just the start of us abiding in Christ, walking not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. These are the sons of God, Paul says in Romans 8:1-17. Then we have “no condemnation,” because we’re actually in Christ Jesus, having clear consciences before God and men, like Paul always practiced (Acts 24:16). Continue reading “Why is America Crumbling? Today’s “Christianity” is Not Biblical Christianity — GREATEST Awakening Coming!”
“History fails to record a single precedent in which NATIONS SUBJECT TO MORAL DECAY have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a SPIRITUAL AWAKENING to overcome the moral lapse, OR a PROGRESSIVE DETERIORATION leading to ultimate national disaster.” – Douglas MacArthur
Gallup: Culture, Not Churches, Influencing Americans Views of the Bible
It’s clear in recent decades, poll after poll shows the extent of the biblical ignorance and moral decline in America which has lead to tragic consequences. A new Gallup survey supports recent Barna and Pew Research, and the takeaways are consistent: it’s not the church or Christians who are impacting people’s worldview and perceptions of the Bible, it’s modern culture.
The fact God’s Word has rapidly been eradicated from our society is stunning. Continue reading “Gallup: Culture, Not Churches, Influencing Americans Views of the Bible — ‘Christians’ not salt & light”
World Affairs Brief, July 22, 2022 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
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OUR WOKE LEADERS’ ASSAULT ON WESTERN CULTURAL VALUES
In the name of diversity and tolerance, American social, governmental, corporate, and even religious leaders are pushing or buckling under as the woke agenda sweeps the Western world in promoting homosexuality, abortion, transgenderism, and the dismantling of all traditional conservative and Christian values. But there’s an even more sinister hidden agenda behind all these claims of protecting the “freedom to choose” and tolerance. By giving gay marriage, abortion, contraception, and transgender alterations legal status, and protection under federal law, those that oppose these issues can then be legally prosecuted under hate and anti-discrimination laws. In other words, they are not content with your toleration or even the ability of private woke corporations to censor you and all that you oppose—they want you legally silenced, if not removed from society entirely. Continue reading “Federal gay marriage law could end churches’ tax exempt status unless they marry gays”
According to A.W. Tozer, real Christianity was even rare in the mid-20th century!
It’s probably 10 times worse today — at least 60 years later!
We must actually abide in Christ to “be in Christ,” to have “no condemnation” — saving faith, peace and unity.
Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”
“It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. It is better to be hated for telling the truth than to be loved for telling a lie. It is better to stand alone with the truth, than to be wrong with a multitude.” – Adrian Rogers
“The human iris, in time, adjusts itself to darkness. So does the human heart to evil.” – Ray Comfort
“The word apocrypha is from the Greek word for “obscure” or “hidden.” The apocryphal gospels are so named since they were not prominent in the early church.” (What are the apocryphal gospels?)
I. The earliest
II. The only ones with a credible connection to the apostles
III. Lack the legendary embellishments of the later gospels
IV. Recognized as authoritative from a very early date
Minute-14 “The only gospels written in the first century are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.”
~”When those gospels were published, there were other people still alive who had seen those things take place.”
Apocryphal gospels mentioned (the lost gospels) — all written much later:
Gospel of Thomas
Infancy Gospel of Thomas: much later, nightmarish Jesus
Gospel of Peter: Late 2nd, early 3rd century
Gospel of Phillip
Gospel of Mary
Gospel of the Twelve
“Why does our culture love lost gospels, because they don’t want there to be one way. … You can just pick the Jesus you happen to prefer.”
21:30 How we know John wrote John: Irenaeus states John wrote John, which he got from Polycarp (his mentor), who was mentored by John himself.
Not one example of these lost gospels being included in a codex with any of the canonical gospels, or a list containing both.
We have 5,700 manuscripts of the New Testament, and several thousand copies of the canonical gospels. Compare to three copies of the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were the only gospels that were read, valued and appreciated by the early church fathers.
“Haughty pride is the opposite of the spirit of humility that God seeks.”
“Pride has been called the cancer of the soul, the beginning of all sin, and sin in its final form.”
“Pride is viewed as a great sin and rebellion against God because it presumes to possess excellence and glory that belong to God alone.”
“Prideful people treat others with contempt and cruelty.”
“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
“Pride is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and keeping it for ourselves.”
“Pride is essentially self-worship.”
“Work out your salvation; pride has to go.”
“Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
“We are not to boast about ourselves. If we want to boast, then we are to proclaim the glories of God. … It is what God says about us that makes the difference.”
“Do not be caught in this trap, pride. Fight and get delivered by the Spirit of God.”
Why do so many people attempt to soften the subject of hell? Why do they try to make it seem less horrifying, less severe, or even non-existent? The main reason is that they cannot reconcile a loving God with a God who would allow such intense suffering. People have actually created a god in their minds who doesn’t exist.
Love, joy and peace comes from abiding in Christ, walking not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Galatians 5:22 But the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT is LOVE, JOY, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 THOSE WHO BELONG TO CHRIST HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH with its passions and lusts.
It has been more than two years since many people last felt true happiness and they are searching for ways to be happy again, no matter the cost.
- 45 percent of people have not felt true happiness for more than two years and 25 percent don’t know, or have forgotten, what it means to feel truly happy.
- 88 percent are looking for new experiences to make them smile and laugh. People are prioritizing health (80 percent), personal connections (79 percent), and experiences (53 percent) to gain happiness.
- More than half (53 percent) wish money could buy happiness, with 78 percent willing to pay a premium for true happiness.
- 89 percent attempted to find happiness in online shopping during the pandemic…
The Hesier video is below.
Disappointing. Heiser is just teaching Martin Luther’s “only believe” false doctrine. “You can’t lose it through any sin,” he says, which he then explains through logic, ignoring what the NT says in *dozens* of warning verses, that we absolutely will lose our salvation through willful sinning, unless we completely repent, which sometimes requires reconciliation, getting right with those we remember we’ve hurt in some way (Jesus’ statement to reconcile in Mt. 5:23-24 and what Paul always practiced, Acts 24:16). Continue reading “Michael Heiser Refuted: Once Saved, Always Saved? Eternal security? Can a Christian lose salvation?”
Don’t you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win. Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible [crown in heaven]. I therefore run like that, not aimlessly. I fight like that, not beating the air, but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.” – Paul in 1 Cor. 9:24-27
Paul warned us: “work out your own salvation through fear and trembling….” Biblical, new covenant“fear” has to be much more than just “reverence,” what is commonly taught today, because Paul says to “tremble.” We should fear something serious will happen to us if we don’t work out our own salvation. It’s a big deal! Continue reading “Paul feared losing his own salvation – Ran his race to win! — “I beat my body and bring it into submission lest I myself should be rejected””
‘Shocking’ survey finds only half of Evangelical pastors hold biblical worldview
MAY 29, 2022
In what researchers described as a “shocking” find, a new report from the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University indicated just over half of all U.S. pastors of Evangelical churches (51%) have a biblical worldview.
This study, released Tuesday, builds on an earlier report from CRC’s “American Worldview Inventory 2022,” which showed that just 37% of Christian pastors bring a biblical worldview with them to their pulpits. … Continue reading “Survey: Only 37% of Christian pastors hold biblical worldview – 9% in black churches, 6% of Catholic priests”
Why? Almost all pastors today teach the false doctrine of “once saved always saved,” instead of how we must actually abide in Christ to be “in Christ,” walking not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit,” so we then have “no condemnation” and the fruit of the Spirit:
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
Most pastors are in Paul’s “will not inherit the kingdom” list in Galatians 5 instead.