Killing

Exodus 20:13, “Thou shalt not kill.” Most will generally agree that killing is wrong. However, these same ones will also look for loop holes such as “self” defense or killing associated with war. Jesus would later come and condemn all forms of killing by combining this commandment into the two great commandments (canon of love, 1 Jn 3:23-24, 1 Jn 4:9-11, 21): Matthew 22:39, “And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” One man asked Jesus who his neighbor was, and Christ answered with the story of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:29-37). The Jews hated and despised Samaritans and it turns out that they represented the neighbors (fellow man) that this man should love. Now mankind will always justify hatred for their enemies (Lk 6:35). Christ elaborated on the intent of the second commandment: Matthew 5:43-45, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, […]

When to Hang Out with Sinners

“When to Hang out with Sinners” Robert M. Thompson, Pastor February 2, 2014 Jesus parties with tears in his heart so he can show sinners God’s mercy. Matthew 9:9-13 9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” An invitation from sinners This passage about Jesus eating dinner with […]

Enoch and Elijah

by Kenneth M. Hoeck Enoch and Elijah Did they enter into Heaven? There are many people, even some Theologians, who believe emphatically that Elijah was taken to God’s throne in Heaven.  It is believed that the biblical examples of Enoch and Elijah show that we will also be in Heaven with God after we die.  Well, What about Elijah?  Or Enoch? Weren’t they taken to heaven?  Well, let us find out about these two men of God and of their “translation”.  Let us begin with Elijah and also let us rely on the scriptures to give us the “big picture” of what really happened with him.  We need to gather a little information before we go to II Kings to “witness” the “translation” of this servant of God. (Read Carefully) 1Kings18:7 And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his […]

The Day of the Lord

NEW AND IMPROVED! MORE POPULAR QUOTES! The “Day of the Lord” by John Accomando Many modern, popular, eschatology teachers assert that the “day of the Lord” (DoTL) includes the 70th “week” of Daniel 9:27, and that we are therefore raptured prior to the start of that same span of time, which is widely referred to as “the tribulation”, in futurist vernacular. Most of these same teachers would acknowledge that “The Great Tribulation” only encompasses the 42 months which follow the mid-week “abomination of desolation” (Matthew 24:15). Here are some excerpts from their writings on the topic: Dwight Pentecost (“Things to Come- A Study in Biblical Eschatology”)- “The term the Day of the Lord, or that day, is not a term which applies to a twenty-four hour period, but rather the whole program of events, including the tribulation period…” John Walvoord (“The Rapture Question”)- “The Day of the Lord as presented […]

Are You Going to Heaven?

  ARE YOU GOING TO HEAVEN? By Kenneth M. Hoeck What does the Bible say about heaven??  Most people if they were asked this question would say that heaven is the place “up there somewhere”, the place that “the people who are saved by Jesus will go and spend eternity.”  Is this true?  That is what so many people, religious people, believe…. so it is hard for many to imagine it being anything else. What happens when we die? Some think that you become an “angel”. What does the Bible say?  Is heaven a place where we will sit around on clouds all day and play harps?  Is this “doctrine” biblically sound?  Have you ever proved , from the pages of your own bible, that people go to heaven when they die? Let us guide you through some scriptures that may help you be assured of what happens to a […]

Son of God Movie review

Review and Critique By Justin Peters – March 2014 www.justinpeters.org   Ten years after Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” we have another blockbuster film portraying the second Person of the triune God.  This movie, “Son of God,” shares more in common with its predecessor than simply the main character.  Like “The Passion,”“Son of God” has Roman Catholics (husband and wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey) as its producers and is being enthusiastically embraced and promoted by evangelicals. Once it comes out on DVD, “Son of God” will be sold in many secular stores, and undoubtedly every Christian bookstore.  LifeWay Christian Stores, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, is already selling a Bible study authored by Rick Warren based on the film. 1 Knowing that this movie is going to be the topic of considerable conversation for some time, I went to see it with pen […]

Is it Right to Judge?

IS IT RIGHT: To Judge, To Expose Error, & To Call Names? by E.L. Bynum Many today believe that it is wrong to expose error and to name names. Liberals have always seemed to believe this, but in recent times it has been widely espoused by evangelicals and charismatics. Now we are seeing the same fatal error being declared by those who profess to be Bible believing fundamentalists. Those who are faithful in exposing error according to the Bible are now being widely denounced, and are accused of being unloving and unkind. In this tract we intend to present the teaching of the Bible on this vital subject. I. It Is Right To Practice Biblical JudgmentOne of the most misused verses in the Bible is, “Judge not, that ye be not judged”(Matt. 7: 1). Every Scripture verse should be read in its context, if we are to properly understand the […]

Where are the dead? Discussion…

BY Don H                          A DISCUSSION   Where are the Dead Now? When we die in our flesh body we are changed into our spiritual body. 1 Cor 15:42-44 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. KJV ….In 1 Thess 4:16 it says, “the dead in Christ rise first”. Why would they rise first?…. 1 Thess 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive […]

Comments

The following transcript is copied from comments on a blog I read……… The video was in another post of the same comments. No, I won’t get off of it. “It” being the truth. I also will not let you tell a lie on me, or create a straw man argument. I’ve already said I am not Catholic and I reject anything that says you have to do things which God said NOT to do.I don’t reject the Lord, because I strive to do what He says. That doesn’t mean I am perfect, and I never will be. That is why blood was shed. What I reject is the gospel of man that says that you don’t have to listen to the Lord. What I reject is a self-proclaimed liar who said, “I told a lie, but the truth of God was spread through it, so why are you calling me […]

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