Friday, 30 September 2011

Dealing with Mocking

A word of advice when dealing with a scoffer:

Proverbs 9:7
New King James Version (©1982)
"He who corrects a scoffer gets shame for himself, And he who rebukes a wicked man only harms himself."

Proverbs 9:8
New Living Translation (©2007)
"So don't bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love you."

Proverbs 15:12
New International Version (©1984)
"A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise."

Proverbs 19:25
New Living Translation (©2007)
"If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded will learn a lesson; if you correct the wise, they will be all the wiser."

Proverbs 15:5
New Living Translation (©2007)
"Only a fool despises a parent's discipline; whoever learns from correction is wise."

Proverbs 8:12
English Standard Version (©2001)
"I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,* and I find knowledge and discretion."

*Good judgement

Challenge: Is Biblical Law Inconsistent?

Challenge: Why Does God Require a Blood Sacrifice?

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Turn to the Person Next to You....

Four months ago I commented on a video on YouTube and this is what I wrote: (mind you I think I was listening to Wretched Radio)
1:38 lol WHY DO THEY DO THAT? or the good ol' "Turn to the person next to you and say "God Bless You" or the classic "Stand up and greet the ones around you" etc. BAH! I already know them, or I don't want to say hi. We are there as a body to worship together, isn't that enough? I already said hi when I came in and I don't intend to make friends with every single Christian. They shouldn't get any more special treatment than an unbeliever hehe. I'm just joshing. I love my brethren. But come on!

Later I replied to another comment (below) that was encouraging love between brothers but missed my point: 
1Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently
Also see John 13:34; Acts 2:42; 1st Peter 3:8 to 9; 1st John 3:14 & 1st John 3:16
I get what you're saying, nevertheless, love one another as Christ has and always will love us.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Christ's Holiness and Our Sinfulness

If God is Love....

It has come to thought at times when I think about all the people who have never heard the word of God that How could God throw these people into hell without them being aware of the fact that they are going there? To me it seems that God is reasonable and has planned out the fate of each person. I know that not everyone will be going to heaven, but it still bothers me at times to think that most people will not see His face and be cast forever into eternal punishment in hell for their sins unaware. I guess that's anybody's misunderstanding of God's love for His creation. It looks like there is a paradox because God has an agape unconditional love for mankind. Let me share with you my thoughts after meditating on the book of Job. I hope this will give you comfort in the times of frustration in the issue of guilt and the pleasures in fantasy of a life without God that may be conjured up in your mind when you think about letting go of your faith. My first note to make is you will never escape the feeling of guilt by escaping the thought of a living personal God.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Can The Bible and Darwin Both Be Right?

THAT was the former Archbishop of Canterbury? Wow his theology is out of whack! Listen to how he stupendously twists the meaning of the scripture. "Adam means earth, Eve: the mother living, seven days: that talks about perfection...that kind of thing." I dunno where in scripture it says that.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

What Do I Need to Be Thankful For?

5 Reasons Historians Take the New Testament Seriously

1. The accounts are early. As ancient records go, 
the narratives were written very close to the events
they report.

2. Multiple, independent, primary source
documents verify each other. In addition to the
works of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the
writings of Peter and Paul, 17 secular references
along with prodigious archaeological evidence
further corroborate the canonical accounts.

3. The New Testament documents include details
of eyewitness testimony: times of day, weather
conditions, local customs, names of provincial
rulers, and other minutia characteristic of
authentic accounts.

4. The Gospels include embarrassing details. Jesus’
disciples are petty, slow to understand, arrogant,
and unfaithful. Peter denies Christ; the rest flee.
Women, disrespected in the ancient world, are
the first to witness the risen Christ.Why include
these unflattering details if the Gospels are works
of fiction?

5. There was no motivation for the writers to
deceive.Those who lie, do so out of self-interest.
A testimony that brings torment, torture, and
execution is not likely to be fabricated.The earliest
disciples—those who were in a position to know
the truth—signed their testimonies in blood.
Peter wrote,“We did not follow cleverly devised
tales when we made known to you the power
and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were
eyewitnesses of His majesty” (2 Pet. 1:16). His
claim fits all the facts.

Resource: Stand To Reason September/October 2011 Issue of Enhanced Solid Ground