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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Our Modern Reality is Not All That Great

May 16th, 2018 Viewed 556 times

Daniel 2:31-45: Our form of government is not the best.

Nebuchadnezzar received a vision. In it, he saw that every government here that is after his is called inferior to that before it. It ended with God destroying it all and being the only government– or the creation of His Kingdom which would eventually conquer the Earth.

Many believe the American ideals and that these should be worldwide because this is the best way to have freedom; however, what we see is reality is that our form of government allows for all sorts of sin to gain social acceptance. As long as you can get enough people to vote for it or can get a court to deem it part of the freedoms we have been granted, it becomes the law.

As legislation leaves the area of government and moves into the realm of moral choices, what is legal replaces our moral code because the two parties begin to diverge.

Ezekiel 16:49-50: Sodom’s biggest sin sound very familiar.

When you hear of Sodom and Gomorrah you mostly think of the sin of sodomy, but Ezekiel states that they also had another and even bigger problem. Sodom had pride, was rich, but did not care for the poor and needy. An abomination pushed God over the edge and He removed them.

1 Corinthians 1:20-25: God says that the world views the Gospel as foolishness.

The evaluation of the world is that God is a fairy tale. Why should we base what we think about what the Bible tells us or what God expects of us based on what the world thinks of it?

God works in ways that bring Him glory—the exact opposite of what modern man believes and antithetical to the American “Puritan work ethic”. God used walking around a city to bring down the walls of Jericho, and He used one small child to take down a giant.

In 2 Corinthians 12:10 we see that God used Paul, who had a thorn in his side specifically there so that he would not boast in himself, but would give the glory to God.

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The Modern Christian

May 11th, 2018 Viewed 1012 times, 2 so far today

One of the catalysts of the creation of this nation was the fact that two very divergent belief systems were rising on the European continent.

One of them was the Reformation. Lead by men with famous names like Martin Luther, John Huss, John Calvin, Tyndale and the rest, these men wanted to get the Bible into the hands of the normal people, to let them read the Word of God in their own tongue and to remove from the readings the traditions and false teachings that had spread up in the years since Jesus had left the Earth.

The other was the Enlightenment. This was a strand of people that had taken to science and human understanding to explain those things around them. It was from here that many sought to rationalize the church’s teachings, and it culminated with Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of the Species” where man had finally found a way to define his existence without the need for God.

While Christians have been battling over whether Evolution as it is taught today is in the Bible or not, what they have somewhat missed is that they have not seen the way that the secularists have shaped the way that we think about our world, and have thereby challenged the Bible and its teachings in such a way that we now attempt to understand our Bible and its commands through a modern and secular lens. This is contrary to what the Word of God teaches us about truth, history and reality.

The Modern Christian–Introduction

July 1st, 2014 Viewed 1191 times

The Modern Christian

One of the catalysts of the creation of this nation was the fact that two very divergent belief systems were rising on the European continent. One of them was the Reformation. Lead by men with famous names like Martin Luther, John Huss, John Calvin, Tyndale and the rest, these men wanted to get the Bible into the hands of the normal people, to let them read the Word of God in their own tongue and to remove from the readings the traditions and false teachings that had spread up in the years since Jesus had left the Earth.

The other was the Enlightenment. This was a strand of people that had taken to science and human understanding to explain those things around them. It was from here that many sought to rationalize the church’s teachings, and it culminated with Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of the Species” where man had finally found a way to define his existence without the need for God.

While Christians have been battling over whether Evolution as it is taught today is in the Bible or not, what they have somewhat missed is that they have not seen the way that the secularists have shaped the way that we think about our world, and have thereby challenged the Bible and its teachings in such a way that we now attempt to understand our Bible and its commands through a modern and secular lens. This is contrary to what the Word of God teaches us about truth, history and reality.

Walk with me this week as we look into The Modern Christian and understand one of the greatest issues that we face as believers in this modern time.


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MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.