Latest Articles: Bible Study
Why I never preach against the use of deadly force
Post Date: 2015-03-10 14:46:10 by BobCeleste
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Why I never preach against the use of deadly force Romans 2:3 Therefore thou art inexcusable O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. ... And thinkest thou this, O man that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Romans 2:1&3 ACP/KJV This thought says a lot about me and about other preachers who believe in the Word of God and His word as well. Sunday, while listening to the sermon of Pastor Stephen Baum at the First Baptist Church of West Albuquerque, one of the best sermons I have heard, he quoted, ...
Jesus Teaches the Teacher
Post Date: 2015-03-08 15:15:42 by redleghunter
Your benefit from preaching is going to be in direct proportion to your engagement thoughtfully in the text. Sometimes thats a little easier if youre closer to the front, but as long as you have the Word of God in your hand, you need to engage your heart and your mind with the text. And Im saying that here because the text with which you are about to engage is one of the most important sections in all the 66 books of the Bible. In fact, one could argue that this might be one of the three or four most important scriptures in the Bible, and thats not simply because it is in fact the words of our Lord, although that is essential in itself. Every part of Scripture is the ...
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-03-07 00:07:19 by redleghunter
(A Sermon Preached at Enfield, July 8th, 1741 at a Time of Great Awakenings, and Attended with Remarkable Impressions on many of the Hearers.) Their foot shall slide in due time. Deut. 32:35. In this verse is threatened the vengeance of God on the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were Gods visible people, and who lived under the means of grace; but who, notwithstanding all Gods wonderful works towards them, remained (as Deut. 32:28) void of counsel, having no understanding in them. Under all the cultivations of heaven, they brought forth bitter and poisonous fruit; as in the two verses next preceding the text.The expression I have chosen for my text, their foot ...
Why the Antichrist will be not be human, but AI
Post Date: 2015-02-19 23:57:15 by A K A Stone
There are three main reasons why the "antichrist" will be an artificially intelligent android: 1) When following the instructions given in Revelation in how to identify the "antichrist" we find 666 yields a binary code. 2) The "antichrist" is actually said to be an artificial representation, or "image", that comes to life. 3) The Beast is described in Daniel as repeatedly being different from all other kingdoms and rulers that came before it and, in Revelation, unable to be defeated or warred against. Here is a video that explains all these ideas in a bit more detail: There are three main reasons why the "antichrist" will be an ...
Remember Me, part 3
Post Date: 2015-02-19 10:38:28 by BobCeleste
THE LAW, then and now Exodus 20 Jesus said: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." Matthew 5:17 ACP/KJV First of all, what is the Law? And then what was it for before Christ and what is it for since Christ? Let's start with what is the Law? The Law is the Ten Commandments: 1 And God spake all these words, saying, 2-6 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is ...
How Many Races Did God Create?
Post Date: 2015-02-16 20:49:46 by A K A Stone
Some people think the Bible justifies their racist attitudes. Yet when we examine what the Bible says about the origin of different people groups, we find a different story. Its easy to see that people come in all shapes and sizes. Some are short, some are tall, some have red hair, some have brown hair, some have big noses . . . well, you get the idea. Its an amazing variety of people. Despite this variety, we tend to group people according to one or more physical features they share in common. These groups are often called races, and the features that define them, racial characteristics. Many people treat others differently, depending on these ...
Declaring and Defending the Deity of Christ
Post Date: 2015-02-16 15:52:22 by redleghunter
We come now to the gospel of John. Tonight were going to look at James, the brother of our Lord, and have a wonderful time looking at that unlikely hero. But for this morning, were going to begin the gospel of John, and were going to do that for a while to come. And just to kind of get a running start and sort of set-up the importance of this study that were about to embark upon, I remind you of something that you well know, that the Lord Jesus Christ is the theme of all Scripture, not just the New Testament, but the Old Testament as well. We all understand that the New Testament is about Him, the four gospels that give us the focus on the Lord Jesus Christ. The ...
Papacy built on pious fiction and forgery 2
Post Date: 2015-02-14 11:44:21 by A K A Stone
The right way to understand history is to start from the beginning. What was it like to be a Christian in the earliest church in Rome? We have a marvellous picture of this earliest church, provided by the New Testament scholar Peter Lampe, author of the work "From Paul to Valentinus: Christians in Rome in the First Two Centuries." The Catholic historian Eamon Duffy writes in his work, "Sinners and Saints": "All modern discussion of the issues must now start from [this] exhaustive and persuasive analysis by Peter Lampe. Lampe seemingly searched and analyzed every scrap of paper from that era, every tomb, every inscription, every archaeological find, every ...
NOW THE END BEGINS The Fig Tree Prophecy of Matthew 24 How The Rebirth of Israel Signals The Last Days
Post Date: 2015-02-13 23:46:32 by Excalibur
Beautiful for Situation, the Joy of the Whole Earth, is Mount Zion There is only one place in the world that God has declared as holy, and that's Mount Zion and the land of Israel. The prophet Isaiah wrote this - "Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously." Isaiah 24:23. There is only one people that are God's "chosen people", and they are the Jews. "And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my ...
How Did the Early Church Recognize the Canonicity of a Book? [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-12 17:48:40 by redleghunter
There is a misconception, popularized by books like The Da Vinci Code, that the way the books of the Bible were chosen consisted of politically infused church councils voting on the books they liked, and voting out the books they didnt like. However, a careful reading of church history totally disproves this misconception. As noted in a previous post, the church understood its role as recognizing what books God, himself, had inspired. This job of recognition was something the early church took very seriously, but how did they go about doing it? What were the criteria they used? We know that propheticity was a necessary condition for canonicity, but sometimes church fathers who were ...
What would you ask for?
Post Date: 2015-02-10 17:35:42 by BobCeleste
Lets say God Almighty Himself knocked on your front door, came in, sat down and said to you; What ever one thing you ask I will do for you. What would you ask for?
Ancient Tablets Confirm Biblical Account of Jewish Exile in Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-10 12:05:54 by A K A Stone
JERUSALEM – Over 100 tablets that date back to the times of Nebuchadnezzar’s rule in Babylon, now modern-day Iraq, have been placed on display in Jerusalem as a further testament to the reliability of the Scriptures.
The palm-sized tablets, which provide a glimpse into the lives of the Jews during the time they lived in exile in Babylon, had been discovered in Iraq and held by a UK-based Israeli collector. The artifacts contain writing in the ancient akkadian cuneiform script and detail transactions, trades and contracts between Jews in approximately 500 B.C.
They also trace at least one Judean family over four generations: a man named Samak-Yama, his son, grandson and his ...
Do not give up! Do not surrender! Luke 23:39-43
Post Date: 2015-02-09 13:59:07 by BobCeleste
Monday, February 9, 2015 Do not give up! Do not surrender! Luke 23:39-43 In this day of instant gratification, of ignorance of God, God's Word, God's word and current events, it is all to easy for churches that preach what God said and not what some know He meant to say to give up, to surrender, to cut the number of services, the length of the sermon, the length of the service, and turn away from the KJV to such heresies as the NIV. To Them, to their pastors, board of elders, trusties and congregation, I say don't give up, don't surrender, add services, return to the KJV. Pastors, churches, you are the sowers of God's word. How can you sow when the doors are closed, ...
What does God command regarding the baby about to be aborted? [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-02-07 16:29:11 by BobCeleste
What does God command regarding the baby about to be aborted? Does God command us to stand around and do nothing or does He command us to rescue the baby by what ever means we need to use? You decide: Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, "Surely we did not know this," Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds? Proverbs 24:11&12.
Remember me, Salvation part two
Post Date: 2015-02-02 19:52:27 by BobCeleste
Monday, February 2, 2015 Remember me, Salvation part two So, you approach a friend wanting to tell him or her about Jesus, and this friend, we are going to call him Sam, asks you why he needs this religion stuff. What do you tell him? Are you going to tell him how Jesus can make his life better, how the Lord can make him healthy, happy, wise and solve his financial problems? Are you going to tell him how Jesus loves him and died for his sins so that he can get into heaven? Or are you going to tell him, "Sam you need Jesus because you are a rotten sinner deserving of eternal pain and suffering in the lake of fire and it is only through taking your life from satan and giving it to ...
By Grace, We Are Free in Christ
Post Date: 2015-01-30 14:27:31 by redleghunter
In John 8:34 Jesus underlined the bondage in which we are held by nature. On the other hand, He spoke about the freedom into which He brings sinners by grace: If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed (John 8:36). How could the Son set them free? Because of who He was. He was the Son who has been sent into the world by the Father. He knew the Fathers plan. He had the most intimate relationship with the Father. He had heard everything the Father had said, and He came with this message of good news: The Father has sent Me in order to set you free (see John 8:28). How, then, does Christ set us free? John had answered that question earlier, in the most ...
So, you claim to be a Born Again Christian [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-01-23 12:29:48 by BobCeleste
Friday, January 23, 2015 Remember me, Salvation, John 3:3 So, you claim to be a Born Again Christian, fine, but are you? Are you one of the many, who while professing to be Born Again find nothing wrong with homosexual sex? Are you amongst the 49% who believe there is nothing wrong with two people living together outside of marriage? Are you part of the one out of three that find the killing of a baby trapped in the womb to be morally acceptable? Are you part of the group that believe that Jesus is your friend and not your master? Are you one of the over 50% who say the Jesus did not live a sinless life, deny the virgin birth, or deny absolute truth of the Bible? Well, if you said yes ...
Epistemic Certainty and Belief in God [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-01-21 16:16:23 by redleghunter
Many theists maintain that they are certain of the truth of various theological propositions, among them being the proposition that God exists. I want to argue that for at least one important sense of certainty this position is false. The relevant sense of certainty here is what is called epistemic certainty, a species of certainty distinguished from so-called psychological certainty. The latter is merely descriptive and refers to a cognizer having maximal conviction or assurance of the truth of some proposition. While many theists are psychologically certain of Gods existence, this is epistemologically uninteresting. People have psychological certainty regarding all sorts of false ...
The Trouble with Being a Grey Christian in a Grey World
Post Date: 2015-01-20 15:57:51 by Gatlin
Lately there has been lots of talk about the grey in the Bible. Conservative Christians are supposedly waking up from their stunted, abusive, check-your-intellect-at-the-door sham of a faith and realizing that the Bible on their shelves is a lot more grey than it is black and white. And, what a relief for them! It is so nice, they say, to put aside the oppressive teachings of the youth groups they once thought were awesome. Its incredible to finally understand that the Bible is only a book, albeit a pretty good one, written by lots of flawed humans, handed down through all kinds of unenlightened cultures, compiled by who knows what kinds of means (by more flawed humans) ...
Pope Francis: Catholics shouldn‘t ‘breed like rabbits’
Post Date: 2015-01-20 08:40:42 by Willie Green
Catholics should not feel they have to breed like rabbits because of the Churchs ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods. Francis used the unusually frank language during an hour-long news conference on the plane from Manila to Rome at the end of his week-long Asia trip. The freewheeling encounters have become a hallmark of Franciss simple style, his penchant for straight talk and his ease at using colloquialisms to make his point. Speaking about corruption, he disclosed that, in his native Argentina in 1994, he almost kicked two government bureaucrats where the sun doesnt shine after ...
KING JAMES VS NEW KING JAMES THEY CAN'T BOTH BE TRUE! [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-01-19 18:43:40 by _V_
Question: What is wrong with the New King James Version (NKJV)? All it does is modernize the words of the King James Bible, right? Why should I read the King James and not the helpful New King James? Answer: The New King James is not a King James Bible. It changed thousands of words, ruined valuable verses, and when not agreeing with the King James Bible, it has instead copied the perverted NIV, NASV or RSV. And this you must know: those who translated the NKJV did not believe God perfectly preserved His words! I have gotten more letters on this question than almost any other. This is very important to those who want God's truth in the English language. I myself used the NKJV for a ...
Will the Ark of the Covenant be in heaven, and is it still in existence today?
Post Date: 2015-01-18 23:11:19 by A K A Stone
I have read on the AiG website about the amazing discovery claims made by Ron Wyatt. My attention was caught by the Ark of the Covenant story. I have indeed read AiGs take on this claim and how you believe the Ark of the Covenant was most likely destroyed by the Babylonians; however, Revelation 11:19 states that the Ark of the Covenant will be seen in heaven. Doesnt this imply that the Ark was not destroyed and will eventually be found? Hi Clint, thank you for contacting Answers in Genesis. There are plenty of traditions concerning the Ark of the Covenant and what happened to it. While Hollywood may embellish these tales, certain historical records are more plausible. In ...
The Case for Idolatry: Why Evangelical Christians Can Worship Idols
Post Date: 2014-11-19 06:49:46 by CZ82
The Case for Idolatry: Why Evangelical Christians Can Worship Idols By Andrew Wilson | Wednesday 12 November 2014 [I really hope it's obvious that this is a parody, but if not: it is.] For as long as I can remember, Ive wanted to worship idols. Its not that my parents raised me that way, because they didnt; I was brought up in a loving, secure, Christian home. But from childhood until today, my heart has been drawn to idolatry. In fact, if Im honest, one of the defining features of my identity has been my desire to put something else popularity, money, influence, sex, success in place of God. Thats just who I am. For many years, I was ...
Shepherd's Prayer Occult Practice Renunciation Prayer (Including Hinduism, Yoga, Reiki, Occult, Witchcraft)
Post Date: 2014-11-18 00:22:20 by A K A Stone
Father God, forgive me and my generations for the participation with Yoga, Kundalini, Reiki, false meditations connecting with demons through psychic visions called channeling, and I ask you to forgive me. Forgive me for my participation with Hatha Yoga, Hot Yoga, Laughing Yoga, Raj or RAja Yoga, Tantra, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Integral Yoga, Patanjali Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Shiva Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and any other form of yoga, witchcraft, divination, etc. Father God, we repent for allowing ourselves for being deceived by kundalini (serpent) the fire serpent of hell. Father God, I renounce in my generations and repent and renounce the seven zodiacs and seven planets I worshipped in ...
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