“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"”
A Seventh Day Adventist friend suggested this true story of the persecution of this Christian group, who refused to succumb to Catholic church persecution: “Go to mass or you die” — helping us appreciated the title ‘protestant.’
NOTE: I don’t believe it matters what day of the week people worship on, which the 7th Day Adventists consider crucially important. We’re living in the new covenant, when we’re supposed to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the old covenant law.
Also, the book of Revelation scriptures shown will likely be fulfilled in the future, instead of in the past, as this video implies. Minute-41:00 is an example, which some predict will the the bride of Christ taken into the wilderness during, or even just before the tribulation (instead of the rapture).
Israel Of The Alps – The Story Of The Waldenses – James Arrabito
I LOVE this song! Haven’t heard it for decades. It’s shameful that today’s “Christian” radio won’t play the many past greats.
Let me show you a freeway
That goes on and on and on to the Son
Headlights on the highway
That is what I want to be
Headlights on the highway
Just to help you see
Francis Chan could have made $millions from his books.
He and his wife even sold their house and moved into a trailer park!
“When a pastor departs from the Biblical gospel, do not be surprised when he affirms unbiblical and unqualified teachers.” – Ekkie Tepsupornchai
“A lot of people believe error today because it’s what they want to believe.” – Don McClain
49:40 Don knows someone who changed his or her view on who goes to heaven because a loved one died, and this person wanted to believe that his or her loved one went to heaven. Don then says: “you can change your views about it. That’s not going to save your friend if it’s not true.”
50:30 “I’ve known preachers who changed their view on marriage-divorce-remarriage because one of their children unscripturally divorced and remarried unscripturally. … People do oftentimes change their views because of what they want to believe.”
54:30 Black mamba snakes can kill humans in just minutes. “We should be afraid of error, because error is much more serious than a black mamba. A black mamba can kill the body, but it can’t kill the soul. False doctrine can.
1:01:50 Christian ‘liberty’ is “liberty from sin, not liberty from the authority of Christ.”
1:03:20 “Do you think Eve wanted to believe error due to her desire?”
1:07:55 Error & Consequences of Calvinism (meme)
70% of men and 30% of women in the church
“Somehow we have missed James 5:16 – “Confess your sins and pray for one another so you may be healed.”
Please be discerning, and be led by the Spirit.
“God’s words are not for me to edit and tinker with, but to believe and obey.” – A.W. Tozer
Stunning! God’s universe — our tiny part: 200 billion stars in our own Milky Way galaxy (our sun is an average sized star)!
Imagine: there are at least 200 billion galaxies, averaging 100 billion stars each. We’re still finding more as our orbiting telescopes get more powerful!
“It all happened by chance from nothing, by no Designer?” Yeah, sure. God’s universe is AMAZING!!!
The Wairarapa on the North Island of New Zealand, is set to become the largest dark sky reserve in the world. I’ve been photographing the night sky in the Wairarapa for over a decade now, and this is a collection of my favorite moments under those starry skies.
“That’s what makes you lose your breath and your legs weak. We’re only on this earth for a short time, and he was just ahead of us.” – Tim Pierce
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Notice “R.I.P.” in the video’s title. People want to believe “wide is the road to heaven,” which is the opposite of what Jesus clearly taught (Mt. 7:13-23).
“Enter in by the NARROW GATE; for WIDE is the GATE and BROAD is the way that leads to DESTRUCTION, and MANY are those who enter in by it. How NARROW is the GATE, and RESTRICTED is the way that leads to LIFE! FEW are those who find it. … BY THEIR FRUITS YOU WILL KNOW THEM…. A good tree can’t produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. 19 EVERY TREE THAT DOESN’T GROW GOOD FRUIT IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. … Not everyone who *SAYS* to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who *DOES* THE WILL OF MY FATHER who is in heaven.” (Mt. 7:13-21)
Paul predicted this great falling away from truth:
“For the time will come when they will not listen to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves teachers after their own lusts; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside to fables.” – 2 Tim. 4:3-4
Since “once saved always saved” (OSAS) & “only believe” are not Biblical doctrines [refuted by over 80 New Testament verses; were invented by Augustine (4th century) and Luther, Calvin & Beza (16th century)], how then can we be sure of our salvation according to what the Bible really says?
“How can we be sure? ..through the Holy Spirit. When we are led by the Spirit and are walking in the Spirit, we shall enjoy the continuous witness of the Spirit, that intuitive certainty that the Lord is with us. But the New Testament also contains checks even on this, so that we can be quite sure that our intuition is not being misled. These include a clear conscience, a love for our brethren in Christ and a discontinuing of habitual sins (1 John contains a comprehensive list of such ‘proofs’).” – David Pawson, Once Saved Always Saved?: A Study in Perseverance and Inheritance (p. 139; p. 134 Kindle)
My article that shows what the New Testament really says:
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”
Kevin Conner was one of my Bible teachers at Abbott Loop Bible School in 1984. I hand copied this post out of our textbook. Rick used to call Kevin his mentor. Some highlights:
• “OBEDIENCE IS the very law of SECURITY for all created beings. There can be NO SUCH THING as UNCONDITIONAL security.”
• WARNINGS against backsliding SHOW that the security of the believer is conditional upon obedience and faith
• What God has provided in Christ man must receive and apply
• Divine SOVEREIGNTY *and* human RESPONSIBILITY meet together in the great redemptive plan
• Christ is “the author of eternal salvation unto all them that OBEY him” (Hebrews 5:9)
• Upon HEARING and FOLLOWING the Shepherd they receive eternal life and will never perish
• AS HE OBEYS the Word of the Lord his SECURITY against backsliding and apostacy is FULLY GUARANTEED
Paul, himself made sure he abided in Christ: “Herein I also practice ALWAYS having a CONSCIENCE VOID OF OFFENSE toward God and MEN” (Acts 24:16) — which sometimes required reconciliation to be right with men (Mt. 5:23-26 and James 5:16).
A dream from my lovely Jesus where I find myself in a controlled city where testing is being done on things hidden inside the “pokes” and it’s revealed to me the mark is almost ready.
Related: My theory on the Nephilim: When God told the Children of Israel to kill every man, woman and child in Canaan (the giants), there was this Genesis-6, demon-contaminated genetic problem again? Israel did not; and then there was intermarriage. This would explain why so many seem to be predisposed towards evil — and they become our leaders — even of churches?!!
Who were the Nephilim? Are the “sons of god” mentioned in Genesis 6 merely the decedents of Seth? This topic is not one that we should divide over in the body of Christ, but it is something that we should discuss and ask ourselves, “what does the Bible say concerning this?”
00:00 – 01:25 Intro
01:25 – 04:27 Preface to the topic
04:27 – 10:41 Can angels be given into marriage?
10:41 – 16:51 Are the “sons of god” merely just the sons of Seth?
16:51 – 25:45 What does The New Testament have to say?
25:45 – 27:29 Closing Statements
What Joe Schimmel puts on the top of his Christmas tree
Should start at 46:48
When we read Jeremiah 10 in context it is obvious that it is not about Christmas trees or anything like it. When you first read this passage it may seem like the Bible is banning Christmas trees but this is the result of making two big mistakes. First, the mistake of anachronism in acting like they had any concept of Christmas trees or anything like Christmas trees back then. Second, the even bigger mistake of not reading the passage in context. It is clearly about idols, not Christmas trees. Now, Christians don’t NEED to go and get Christmas trees but I really hope that we will stop condemning each other over silly things and stick to the issues of the gospel, good doctrine, walking in love and being a light in the world. Let’s stop flipping out over issues the Bible doesn’t even speak to.
Setting aside our own opinions and just looking at the what the Bible actually says we will see that alcohol was intended to be a blessing from God for us to enjoy. We’ll also see how dangerous and wicked drunkenness is. We’ll even see what the Bible says about alcohol as a medicinal product and what the Bible says about alcohol or drugs being used on a hospice patient. This is what the Bible really says about alcohol.
James Perloff, author of ‘Missing Miracles, Missing Saints, mentioned this quote in a podcast.
Saint Peter the Egyptian (4th-5th century):
Some other time Peter was asked: ‘What is a servant of God?’ His answer was this: ‘As long as one practices any kind of passion he cannot be called servant of God, but he is the servant of that passion which conquers him. As long as he is conquered he cannot teach others who are conquered by the same passions, because it is shameful for him to teach before he has been freed from that passion about which he teaches.’ (source)
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Compare to Paul:
“Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.” – Gal. 5:24
Link to full debate here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVitA…
If these groups think that their places of worship and nonprofits will be exempt from anti-discrimination lawsuits and attacks on religious liberty, they are sorely mistaken. Unless they embrace the demands of same-sex marriage anti-discrimination requirements hook, line, and sinker, then they will be subject to the same concerns regarding tax exemption and licensure. …
Not only will religious institutions be subject to losing their tax-exempt status, grants, licensure, and more, they will likely not be able to continue to offer their services in the community.
Joel Skousen thinks North Korea will be the trigger instead, the excuse Russia uses to attack, after we defend South Korea from North, through nukes.
Alex co-founded Bethlehem Bible College in Bethlehem (yes, that one) and served as a professor and dean of students for many years. Alex received his MA in Missiology (1989) from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore KY; MA in Education (1976) from N. Georgia University in Dahlonega GA; BS in Secondary Education (1973) from Lee University in Cleveland, TN; BA in Biblical Education (1970) from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He has also been a pastor and missionary for the United Methodist Church. Having lived in Israel from 1946-2015, Alex has seen a LOT! He shares his perspective about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, as a Palestinian Christian who has lived through much of the conflict.
Did It Rain before the Flood? What Generated the Preflood Mist?
Genesis 2:5–6 suggests that it did not rain before the flood
[5 No plant of the field was yet in the earth, and no herb of the field had yet sprung up; for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain on the earth. There was not a man to till the ground, 6 but a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground.]
Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not sent rain upon the earth; and there was no man to cultivate the ground. But a mist used to rise from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.1 [emphasis added] …
Rainbows. God promised never again to flood the entire Earth (Genesis 9:12–17), a promise marked by a “bow in the cloud”—a rainbow. Rainbows form when raindrops refract sunlight. This suggests that rainbows began after the flood, and there was no preflood rain. …
A Terrarium. The Hebrew word translated “mist”($!), in Genesis 2:6, occurs in only one other place in the Bible—Job 36:27, where it clearly means water vapor. So, did the preflood Earth act as a humid terrarium in which water vapor evaporated, condensed as dew without rainfall, and watered the Earth? Could an Earth-size terrarium…
CREATION SCIENCE 101: THE PRE-FLOOD WORLD
Before the global worldwide Flood of Noah’s generation, the planet Earth was very different from the post-flood world that we observe today. According to the young Earth creation science researchers, the pre-flood Earth had a large human population in the billions. It was filled with tame animals. It had a thin crystalline water canopy shielding the planet from deadly radiation. It had a single supercontinent or landmass and a single super ocean. Its surface geography was less rugged with a more stable crust. And it had more edible and nutritious plants than the post-flood world. These superior environmental global conditions on Earth contributed to the longevity among human populations, which also facilitated the gigantism found among the pre-flood plant and animal fossil records. … Continue reading “CREATION SCIENCE: THE PRE-FLOOD WORLD – Christian Apologetics Study”
EARTH’S PRE-FLOOD WATER CANOPY
…what the Bible says:
“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
And God called the firmament Heaven.” (Gen.1:6-8a) Continue reading “EARTH’S PRE-FLOOD WATER CANOPY”
There was a man who walked on water
He came to set the people free
He was the ultimate example
Of what love can truly be
‘Cause His love was His life
And He gave it away
You gotta give it away
As we live
Moving side by side
May we learn to give
(May, may we learn to give)
Learn to sacrifice
You gotta give it away
Another reason to avoid porn like the plague it really is. Continue reading “Another reason to avoid porn: Lowers testosterone”