Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mild-Manner Apologists

We have too many mild-mannered apologists lecturing in pulpits today. The need of this hour is for red-hot proclaimers of God and His saving grace, not for mere philosophical explainers.

~Steve Lawson in his book on George Whitefield

Who Are Your Friends?

"I am a companion of all that fear Thee, and of them that keep Thy precepts" (Psalm 119:63).
"A person is not only known by the company he or she keeps, but is molded thereby: "He that walketh with wise men, shall be wise; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed" (Proverbs 13:20). Seek as your friends, dear reader, those who are most Christ-like in their character and conversation....A godly companion is an invaluable aid to the preserving of spirituality."
~ Arthur Pink, "The Life of David - Chapter 42"

Jas 4:4  You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 

1Co 15:33  Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals." 

2Co 6:14  Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? 
2Co 6:15  What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 

Jer 15:17  I did not sit in the company of revelers, nor did I rejoice; I sat alone, because your hand was upon me, for you had filled me with indignation. 

Psa 26:4  I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites. 5  I hate the assembly
of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Piper Prays For A Better, More Righteous Planned Parenthood

Piper showed up in protest outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Minnesota, it was reported.

He seems to have lost his mind. He's not interested in praying for the destruction of PP at all it seems, only that it be a nicer, gentler, less bloody organization. Nevermind that it is demonic, murderous, and feminist as well as immoral (and it's found was a racist too). But then he prayed for a more righteous pope too, instead of against the RCC and the blasphemous pope.

"We want to pray for Planned Parenthood that they might live to righteousness," prayed Piper, who served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for 33 years.
"We wanna ask that according to their title that is on their wall, Planned Parenthood, that they would bring about nurturing parents rather than helping parents stop being parents by killing their children," Piper said before a crowd of about 6,000 people, according to the desiringGod ministry.
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Pastors

If some men were sentenced to hear their own sermons it would be a righteous judgement upon them.

- Spurgeon

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Encouragement

Doubt not his grace, because of thy tribulation, but believe that he loveth thee as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness. 

~Spurgeon

Evolution Is A Religion: just read what Darwin himself said

While browsing through the stacks at the local library, I came across Science Matters, a book by two evolutionary naturalists.1
Chapter 17 is entitled, "Evolution" and the following is found on page 243: 
If you are a Creationist, the Bible — not nature — dictates what you believe. Creationists subordinate observational evidence to doctrine based on their interpretation of sacred texts. The tenets of biblical Creationism are not testable, nor are they subject to dramatic change based on new data. In other words, Creationism is a form of religion.
Let's rearrange a few words that would make this paragraph much closer to the truth:
If you are an evolutionist, Darwin — not nature — dictates what you believe. Evolutionists subordinate observational evidence to doctrine based on their interpretation of On the Origin of Species. The tenets of evolutionary naturalism are not testable, nor are they subject to dramatic change based on new data. In other words, Evolutionism is a form of religion.
To those who would protest (too much!) the above restructuring, I would defer them to an introduction a British biologist wrote for Darwin's infamous book.....

~ ICR
Go here for the rest of the article and the direct quote from Darwin himself.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Intolerance of Error

"Staunch intolerance of error is built into the very fabric of Scripture." 

~ John MacArthur

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Blasphemy of Old-Age, Death-Before-The-Fall Doctrine

So why are so many "educated" and "sola Scriptura" "Christians NOT passionate about the character and unique authority as Creator? Indeed, to deny the Genesis account of Creation in any way, no matter how "small" it seems, is to blaspheme God. As Henry Morris III says:

“And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” (Mark 12:33)

"God has a rather “passionate” view about His character and His unique authority in the universe: “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. . . . For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:5-6, 18).

It is nothing short of blasphemy to profess that the omniscient and omnipotent God of love and grace would have effected His creation through the horrific, purposeless, waste-filled, and age-long death of billions of living things prior to the rebellion of Adam (Romans 5:12). The naturalistic and evolutionary scheme of atheistic man is contradictory to God’s Word and His revealed character. We are to be committed to what God has said—whether the majority is passionately against it or not. "

~ by Henry M. Morris III, D.Min., Days of Praise, Aug. 17, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Don't Sip From Babylon's Golden Goblet: compromise is sinful

"The woman wore purple and scarlet clothing and beautiful jewelry made of gold and precious gems and pearls. She held in her hand a golden goblet full of obscenities and the impurities of her immorality." Revelation 17:4

Beware of the whore of Babylon's golden goblet, and her sweet wine! Be like the virgin spouse of Christ--who follows Him wherever He goes.

Beware of false teachers! The devil has his ministers--as well as Christ! "Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves!" Matthew 7:15. Yes, they are ferocious wolves--they never have enough! "They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who turn to their own way, each seeks his own gain!" Isaiah 56:11

Oh! false teachers do not feed the flock--but fleece the flock!

They do not convert--but pervert!
They do not purify--but poison!
They do not edify for salvation--but destroy for damnation!
Instead of curing souls--they kill souls! 

Just so long as they pilfer the people's money--they care not, though the devil has their souls!

They are dogs and wolves combining together to massacre the flock of Christ! Oh! therefore keep yourselves fromBabylon's merchants, who make merchandise of the souls of men, Revelation 18:13.

Oh! the sins of teachers--are the teachers of sins!

Now, beloved, let . . .
  your hearts be upright,
  your judgments sound,
  and your lives holy! 


Love the truth, and 
obey the truth, and 
hold fast the truth! 

Keep yourselves . . .
  from false teachers,
  from false doctrines,
  from false worship,
  from false opinions!

If you will be tasting and sipping of Babylon's golden goblet--you must resolve to receive Babylon's plagues!


(William Dyer, "The Strait Way to Heaven")

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Fascism of Academia

George Orwell said, "There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them." If one wants to discover the truth of Orwell's statement, he need only step upon most college campuses.
Faculty leaders of the University of California consider certain statements racism and feel they should not be used in class. They call it micro-aggression. To them, micro-aggressive racist statements are: "America is the land of opportunity....."
From the Nazis to the Stalinists, tyrants have always started out supporting free speech, and why is easy to understand. Speech is vital for the realization of their goals of command, control and confiscation. Free speech is a basic tool for indoctrination, propagandizing, proselytization. Once the leftists gain control, as they have at many universities, free speech becomes a liability and must be suppressed. This is increasingly the case on university campuses....
Oberlin College proposed that its teachers be aware of politically controversial topics such as "racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, capitalism and other issues of privilege and oppression." The presumption that students must be protected rather than challenged in a classroom is at once infantilizing and anti-intellectual....

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~Dr. Walter Williams, "Academic Fascism"

Dr. Walter Williams gives examples from UCLA, to Azusa Pacific, to Harvard. Well worth reading.