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September 10, 2011

JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY EVIDENCE OF GOD

If God is not real, we have nothing to be concerned about. But, if what the Bible reveals about God is in fact true, then the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the single most greatest thing in all the world to consider.

It is a fact that in every era as long as there has been a written record, people have worshipped or have observed some form of a higher deity. There are roughly 9000 known religious ideals, and tens of millions of inanimate objects and living creatures, which are idolized by those who want to believe in something greater than themselves. Many believe that religion is good and beneficial for a society, while others give religion no thought at all because of the injustices which have been committed against humanity throughout world history in the name of religion. Studies have shown that poor and underdeveloped nations have a higher percentage of people who devoutly observe religious beliefs, while much of Europe and North America have now embraced humanism as the only practical truth. There has always been, is, and always will be a never-ending debate over whose god is real, is there a God, why this god is superior to others, and will attempt to proselytize new converts. This is a brief history lesson of the story of religion…

There is though a fundamental flaw in the observance of all these differing world religions. Ideological adherents have both passionately and successfully confused everyone else as to the truth about who and or what God really is. Humanist philosophers have always and will continue to insistently argue the impractical evidence of any God at all. Why do so many highly educated people give all of their attention to something of which they believe does not exist? Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Hawking to name just a few. This should lead us to believe that there is an even greater fundamental flaw in the minds of those whom the world recognizes as the leaders of modern societies. It is, quite laughable, that they attempt to suppress within themselves and us, the innate conscience of reason that reveals to us the existence of creations God.

“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So that they are without excuse”. Romans 1:19-20

The questions which we have all asked have already been answered in our own minds. The moral conscience of knowing the difference between right and wrong, is the evidence of a lawgiver. What people are looking for to confirm what the mind already knows is real, is the natural evidence of God at work in the lives of those around us. This is the reason for me writing this blog…

Think objectively for just a moment. God is not confused. God is a spiritual being who is separate from humanity. God created all things and commands that all things operate within the bounds which God has set. Even science suggests that there is an order to everything. Nature proves that both plant and animal life can only reproduce after its own kind. And procreation affirms that sexual union between a man and a woman is what God determined from the beginning.
God answers to no one. Nor is God mindful of what we think is the way things should be done. God knows all things before they ever happen, because nothing ever has or will ever happen without God’s providence allowing it to happen. Regardless of what some people may think, God has never been taken by surprise.

God is an eternal being. Time does not apply to God. This is, without question, beyond what our natural minds can comprehend. God is infinitely more majestic than anything anyone could ever imagine. And to help us to understand and to vaguely comprehend all that God is, God moved upon men in times past, over a span of 1600 years, to have them write a testament about God and bout God’s plan to restore humanity to intimacy with God once again. This testament is known as the Bible. God’s letter begins with the statement: “In the beginning, God created”. What, I ask, is so difficult with this?

All created things unflinchingly obey the commands of the sovereign God. Yet the only created being which is wonderfully fashioned in the image and in the likeness of God dares to scream NO! Why, I ask, do we do this? The answer is simple. SIN.
God has a moral law and God expects all of humanity to obey this law. A law which is impossible to obey because its application goes against the wickedness of every person’s fallen nature. And is why in the testament which God has given to humanity, there is repeatedly mentioned the propitiation that God provided on behalf of those who would believe.
Jesus Christ became that atonement. Humanity deserves one thing and one thing only. To be punished by the holy God for the sin and for the atrocities we all have committed against God. But God, because of love, came to this earth in the person of Jesus and willingly gave His life as a sacrifice to appease God’s wrath against a sinful and rebellious humanity. After taking upon Himself everything that God hates, the man Jesus was crushed under the weight of God’s anger. Only God was worthy. It was our sins that nailed God to the cross of Calvary. Then, the man Christ Jesus did what only God could do in raising Himself from the dead to be a living witness to the testament of His deity.
There were eye witnesses who saw Jesus die. There were eye witnesses who saw Jesus alive after being buried and, His resurrection. There were hundreds of eye witnesses who saw and spoke with Jesus, and several of these men including two of His half brothers pinned writings which became books in the New Testament Bible.

The factual evidence is irrefutable as to the historical record of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. No other world religion can stand up to the evidence put forth in Scripture that proves Jesus is God. Nor can Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Buddhism, or any other religious ideal transform a person’s life. This is why it is so evident that those who adhere to these false religions are yet dead in their spirit and reprobate in mind, and though they honor God with their words their hearts are so far from God.
No matter the years of advanced education, ignorance of the truth cannot deny the existence of God in the person of Jesus Christ. Their only argument is that they have chosen to not submit their lives to the sovereign will of the only true and living God Jesus Christ. Because they love sin above the knowledge of God. Fools everyone.

How impossible of a story is the Bible that anyone could have ever imagined to write! That God would die to save humanity. How impossible it is for anyone but God to tell of future events hundreds and thousands of years before they ever happened. And these events are recorded in other books throughout world history. How impossible is the transformation of a person’s life apart from God drawing to Himself those as vile as we are, to then begin a work of salvation that only God can accomplish. Those things we once did we no longer desire to do, because as God does, so do we now hate that which is immoral.
God has given the evidence of which no one can deny. God justly commands all people to repent and to believe in Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins. For without having done this, no person can enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. God demands that we are to love Him first and foremost, and, to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. These too are impossible acts without the help of God’s Holy Spirit, who indwells the recreated spirits and the renewed minds of those to whom God has given the privilege to be declared sons and daughters of righteousness.

It then becomes the commission of the Christian disciple to tell others about the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the words they speak being confirmed by the evidence of a life forever changed. No greater example can be given to an unbelieving world than that of a wretched sinner whose life has been touched by God.
We have been given this natural life to prepare us for the eternal life to come. The truest love that one person can ever show to another is to tell them that God is angry with them, but also tell them that faith in Jesus Christ is their pardon. “Romans chapter 1 is the foundation of biblical preaching and of one on one witness”. And, if they choose to not believe, they will be damned to an eternal HELL. Where forever they will be tormented by the wrath of God with full knowledge of having no hope of salvation. This is the Gospel of God.

Distance ourselves we must from the heresy of TBN’s easy faith believism. Joel Osteen, TD Jakes, Kenneth Copeland and Paula White, are God’s judgment upon a society that desires that which God hates. Apostates who promise heaven where God does not reside. The true leaders of the church of Jesus Christ have been given a God imposed mandate to uphold the truths of Scripture and, a moral obligation to rightly understand what Scripture teaches so that they can correctly teach the community of believers, Without the knowledge of right biblical doctrine, the believer cannot practice right biblical behavior.
It is a terrible responsibility to be called by God to tell people “Thus Saith God!” Heretics have no regard for the people of God, therefore it is just that God’s preachers have no regard for false teachers. They must be exposed in hopes of snatching away God’s elect from following their pathway into the depths of HELL’s fire which is reserved for false teachers. This too is the Gospel of God.

This message is not one that is happily welcomed. But when the message is preached and a sinner believes, their gratitude is sincere in knowing that their name is eternally etched into the Lambs Book of Life. The fields are white for the harvest. Pray that God will send laborers into the field…

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June 14, 2011

GOD’S LOVE IS NOT BIGOTRY

A child not trained by loving parents will, inevitably, do things that will lead to decisions that will bring upon them trouble and/or injury and even death. This is unquestionably evidenced by the amoral condition of our societies today. This is true in the natural world in which we live and, it is even truer in the supernatural realm from where life has been granted to us all. Just as parents should have certain unquestionable expectations for their children to follow, it is certain that GOD does!

Your, my and everyone else’s opinion about what we think is right and wrong matters not. The only opinion that carries weight is what GOD has said!, and, the only voice that can accurately explain to people what GOD has said is the person/s who believes in and who adheres to a Biblical/Christian world-view. Homosexuality, as well as all other behaviors that are revealed in Scripture to be sin and an offence to GOD, must be confronted with the Word of GOD in hopes of the hearer realizing their hopelessness before the holy “Father GOD” who will judge all of humanity based upon the life they have lived.

This is why the true Christian witness is despised by today’s moral-relativistic societies. It is not hate and bigotry to tell someone that how they think, speak and choose to live is wrong. It is the only true expression of human love that can rescue evil people from the terrible anger of GOD which will one day come upon all people who hate GOD, and who have rejected GOD’s gift of love through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary.

This is, according to Scripture, foolishness to the person who does not have an understanding of the message of the Gospel, but, neither does ignorance excuse all people whom GOD has declared evil and are also commanded by GOD to repent. This is why the person/s whose life has been transformed by the recreative work of GOD unto salvation will not be intimidated by, nor will they avoid confronting the culture in which they live in hopes of reaching those who are granted the free gift of salvation.
Having an appreciation for the undeserved mercy and forgiveness of GOD is the compelling factor in authentic Christian witness and testimony. We love people because GOD first loved us, and we know that apart from the correction of GOD we also would, like a child whose parents do not correct them, endure trouble and injury in this life and inevitably, eternal death.

Rather than calling someone a bigot, a hater, or the many different vulgar names spewed from the mouths of those who are truly intolerant, maybe you should seriously consider the courage it takes and the authentic expression of love shown to you by the person/s used by GOD to lead you to salvation.

It is your GOD given privilege to choose to believe in GOD or to not believe. This is what separates humanity from all other created things. What a privilege we have been given to know GOD in this life and to learn about GOD and, to one day see GOD face to face, and will forever enjoy the awe-inspiring realization of fellowship with the man-GOD, Jesus Christ. Heaven awaits those who with child-like faith believes and trusts in GOD for the promise of salvation. But to those who are rebellious, HELL has been prepared. To reject Jesus as Savior and as sovereign LORD is to spit in GOD’s face! This is not something that I recommend you do…

Repent of your sin and live. Repent not and you will be damned! This is the Christ-centered biblical Gospel that must be preached.

April 24, 2011

WHY THE CONFUSION ABOUT GOD

For several years now there has been a concerted effort by academia, authors and religious leaders to try to convince people that the Bible is no longer relevant.

– Stephen Hawking does not believe that nature reveals the hand of GOD in creation.

– Christopher Hitchens argues that GOD is not great.

– Oprah Winfrey said that GOD is a feeling experience and not a believing experience.

– Deepak Chopra believes that god is everyone, and in everything.

– Eckhart Tolle wrote that deep within the human mind is absolute stillness in which one can experience the ‘Joy of Being’. 

– Muslim Clerics teach that Islam’s Allah is the god of peace to whom we must all submit to. 

– Brian McLaren preaches a new kind of Christianity.

– Joel Osteen happily encourages his listeners as to how to have their best life now.

– Barack Obama’s political stance is that we must be respectful of everyone’s religious beliefs, so that we can build upon this ideal a peaceful, world-wide community.

– Bill Maher’s disregard of GOD is that of a hapless fool.

and,

– Rob Bell’s recent book suggests that GOD’s love will ultimately win everybody a home in heaven.

And by what authority have they come to these speculative assumptions?

Lots of people find these teachings compelling, but to the discerning, it’s strikingly clear that these teachers all lack wisdom. The evidence being that they present to us the premise that GOD is utterly confused, and they attempt to lead people to believe that we can live as if GOD has no law. Please, think objectively. GOD is not confused! 

Of all the texts written to support the thousands of world-religions, only the Bible is specific, and leaves no room for the ideals of relativism.

Scripture teaches us that:

– In the beginning GOD created.

– GOD is holy, holy, holy.

– Humanity is evil, and seperated from GOD.

– GOD became man to be the atonement for man’s sin. 

– Only those who trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross will be rescued from the wrath of GOD, and will for all eternity be loved by GOD.

and,

– GOD will one day judge the rebellious of humanity. 

The message of the Gospel is vastly different than what we have been told. It can then be said with confidence, that all of these people of whom the world looks to for advice are themselves deceived, because what they teach is not based upon the truth of what Scripture reveals.

The answer then to the question behind their questions is that the absurdities of all the differing observations have led people away from, rather than towards, the knowledge of the one true and living GOD. As for the billions of people who follow false-teachers and have rejected GOD’s gift of love, HELL is their just punishment.  

The good news though is that GOD reveals Himself through the person of Jesus Christ, and then actively accomplishes the humanly impossible work of salvation in that person’s life. With today’s confusion about who GOD is and about the clarity of what the Bible really teaches, the transformation of a person’s life is a definitive answer to the skeptics of the Christian faith. So yes, there is the need for this truth to be taught.       

The Bible is very clear regarding the revelation of the person of GOD, the reality of HELL, and about the penalty Jesus took upon Himself, in our place. Eternity is forever. Choose wisely as to whom you listen too… 

LIVING IN THE HOPE OF MY IMAGINATION”, is a compelling story that gives testimony to the Bible being the only revelation of GOD, with the power to change lives.

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