Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Psychology Cannot Aid The Christian In Sanctification

Psychology has absolutely no truth and is completely futile, earthly, demonic, and divisive, feeding the sin nature abundantly and despising the Truth. It cannot in any way, aid one's sanctification. Stop trying to marry such demonic wisdom to Christ.
Eph 4:17 So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 
Eph 4:18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 
Eph 4:19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 
Eph 4:20 But you did not learn Christ in this way, 
Eph 4:21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 
Eph 4:22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 
Eph 4:23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 
Eph 4:24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Jas 3:14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. 
Jas 3:15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 
Jas 3:16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. 
Jas 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

Col 2:2 that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself, 
Col 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 
Col 2:4 I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.

Monday, May 02, 2016

God Is Creator And That Sound Doctrine Is Married To Several Other Doctrines

There's a lot of doctrine that is inseparably bonded to the sound doctrine of Creation in 1 Chron. 16. Here's just a portion of the majestic prayer:
1Ch 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.
1Ch 16:26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens.
1Ch 16:27 Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place. 
1Ch 16:28 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
1Ch 16:29 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him; Worship the LORD in holy array.
1Ch 16:30 Tremble before Him, all the earth; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
God is Self-existent, the "I AM" and that is His name. As such, He is Creator and this is necessarily constrained to:
His name and person: Self Existent One
He is Holy (se apart from all gods; is pure)
He is Creator of the heavens and the earth
He is Savior
He is Judge
He is coming to judge all the earth
His Lordship- He reigns over all the earth
He is faithful to His Word
His Word is everlasting
The Beginning (Creation) and the End (judgment upon all the earth)
His attributes: splendor, strength, holiness, greatness, awesomeness
Miracles
Authority of His Word
Because He is Creator, He is to be praised and magnified for His absolute strength.
Consider that if you deny Genesis 1, Heb. 1, etc about how God created all things in six literal days by His Word, you by necessity deny the above doctrines found married to God as Creator in 1 Chron. 16. There can be no divorcing any of these sound doctrines since they are inextricably constrained to the Person of God Himself.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fellowship With Known and Vital Error

Fellowship with known and vital error is participation in sin. Those who know and love the truth of God cannot have fellowship with that which is diametrically opposed thereto, and there can be no reason why they should pretend that they have such fellowship.

~Spurgeon, "A Fragment Upon The Downgrade Controversy"

Remember, Jesus said to beware of the leaven of Herod and the Pharisees; Paul said that a "little" leaven leavens the whole loaf.

Mar 8:15  And He was giving orders to them, saying, "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod." 

1Co 5:6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? 1Co 5:7 Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed.

Gal 5:7 You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? Gal 5:8 This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you. Gal 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough. Gal 5:10 I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will adopt no other view; but the one who is disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever he is.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hath God Said? Any distortion of the Genesis Record Leads To A False Gospel



"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" (Romans 5:12). 
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[by one man] 
There is no warrant in the New Testament for the heretical notion that “Adam” is simply a generic term representing the human race. He was “one man,” in fact “the first man” (I Corinthians 15:45). There were no pre-Adamite men, as some have alleged, and certainly no population of evolving hominids becoming Adam. In fact, Christ Himself made it clear that Adam and Eve were “from the beginning of the creation” (Mark 10:6, quoting Genesis 1:27). Adam was a real person, directly created and made by God, and so was Eve. The entire argument of Romans 5:12-21 becomes irrelevant if the Genesis record of the creation and fall of Adam did not happen just as recorded in Genesis 1–3, and this would mean there is no reality in the saving work of Christ either. Destroying or distorting the plain Genesis record undermines and eventually destroys the gospel of salvation. Such a devastating undermining of the Christian faith is surely not warranted by the fragmentary and self-contradictory fossil evidences that have been alleged to support the notion of human evolution. 
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[death by sin] 
Thus there was no death before sin entered the world. The finished creation was “very good” (Genesis 1:31), with an abundance of food and all other provisions for man and the animals. There was certainly no struggle for existence, or survival of the fittest, for every creature was created fit for its own environment. When Adam sinned, God brought the curse of decay and death not only upon Adam but also upon all His dominion (Genesis 3:17-19). See also I Corinthians 15:21-22; Romans 8:20-22.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Encouragement For Battle-Weary Biblical Christians

For the Weary Soliders of Christ Jesus

To those who find themselves constantly fighting error in their church and those who leave because of because it, I want to encourage you in the Lord. You are not alone. Many of your brothers and sisters are fighting the same battle. It is exhausting. Its disheartening. We want so badly to just rest when we enter the Lord's house on Sunday, don't we? And yet, we often times can't. Be encouraged. The time is drawing near. He is with us, leading us into victory. Don't loose heart, but continue to fight the good fight. Don't compromise because you are tired. Gear up! Re-group! Let's continue to stand for truth.

1Co 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

2Co 2:14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Heb 12:3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Isa 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.
Isa 40:27 Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God"?
Isa 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Isa 40:29 He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Isa 40:30 Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;
Isa 40:31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

* Reposted from 2006

Friday, April 22, 2016

Poison

 
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People have more discernment with physical food than they do with spiritual food. Which is more urgent?

The Death of Prince

Prince died, he was unrepentant concerning all the vile, Satanic garbage he unleashed. Please pray that his wicked influence would perish with him and that there will be an awakening in this nation which causes people to rejoice in Christ and not in soul destroying pop culture wickedness.

~Chris Nelson

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Deeds That Please God

Deeds that please God are inextricably constrained to doctrinal Truth and true faith:

1Jn 3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.