When The Godless

When the Godless are allowed to do as they see fit, the evil in their hearts is expressed.

The Messages of the Three Angels

Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality.”

And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Re 14:6–10.

Laplace’s Equation MATHEMATICS

An interesting perspective on how mathematics shows a timeless, formless, and infinite being exists.

“In 1814, Laplace published what is usually known as the first articulation of causal or scientific determinism:
We may regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its past and the cause of its future. An intellect which at a certain moment would know all forces that set nature in motion, and all positions of all items of which nature is composed, if this intellect were also vast enough to submit these data to analysis, it would embrace in a single formula the movements of the greatest bodies of the universe and those of the tiniest atom; for such an intellect nothing would be uncertain and the future just like the past would be present before its eyes.”— Pierre Simon Laplace, A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities

The Truth of Jehovah’s Witness

Mike Winger breaks down the truth about JWs. Many in the Church don’t know how to refute the claims of JWs. We must be able to defend the faith, or risk falling to the cults.

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 

 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), 2 Ti 4:1–5.

Warning The End is Near

Boasting About Tomorrow

13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. 

 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Jas 4:13–17.

Biblical Slavery

Slave. The institution of slavery was recognized, though not established, by the Mosaic law, with a view to mitigate its hardship and to secure to every man his ordinary rights.

I. Hebrew slaves. — The circumstances under which a Hebrew might be reduced to servitude were —

(1) poverty;

(2) the commission of theft; and

(3) the exercise of paternal authority.

Under this definition, what’s the difference between the biblical definition and a modern employee? What’s the difference with being on welfare? Either situation, you’re beholden to someone else for your life.

From Darkness to Light

We will all face times of extreme challenges. Everything from cancer, broken bones, depression anxiety, etc. Sometimes it comes slow and others very fast.

In the light of Genesis 1:1, one truth remains, God is in control. It is, without a doubt, God declaring His sovereignty over His creation. He is stating the very fact that, unlike us, He is not influenced by the very time, space and matter He called into existence.

I included that little paragraph to acknowledge God as my sovereign LORD. Knowing this, it makes understanding how God is more than just love and mercy. He is, also, a God of justice and wrath.

It is easy to find all of these attributes throughout Scripture. In just Genesis 3, Adam and Eve sin, and God must judge them. But, rather than killing them, God showed both His mercy and justice.

Judging them for their sin, God cast them out of the garden. As the Sovereign of creation, He could have killed them right then and there. God’s sentence, His mercy, was to cures them by making their lives more difficult than they would have been if they only stayed faithful to Him.

In an act of love, God told them of the coming redemption and reconciliation. God began by prophesying the coming of Christ. The rest of Scripture is filled with His acts of justice, mercy, wrath and love that lead us to the Christ.

With this in mind, I would like to share with you how God used Genesis 1 to bring me through one of the most difficult experiences of my life. Some of you know that, for the last three years, I have been suffering. I sustained an injury to my spine that left me in excruciating pain.

The pain was so bad, some days I couldn’t get out of bed. I had difficulty sleeping, walking and caring for myself. I was unemployed and struggling to survive.

Then this past June (2019), my mother was going in for open heart surgery. They found a tumor. By the end of the month, she was diagnosed with lung and esophageal cancer. She passed at the end of July.

At the end of September (2019), I was a broken mess. I was in so much pain and had so much mental and emotional strain that I cried out to God to end it all. I was looking for death, He gave me life.

The death that God gave me that night is reflected in His Word. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 states, “14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; 15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” I did die that night, not in the way I wanted.

God opened my eyes to what 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Broken, beaten, battered, that is what I was, but God took that cracked clay pot and reformed it in to something new.

After that prayer, I awoke the next morning with little to no pain in my legs. I still have pressure, but not the debilitating pain. The “experience” showed me that I have been a fool.

I was relying too heavily on myself to find healing and peace. I was so engrossed in sin that my heart was blinded to the work God was doing. I did not realize that as I focused on praising God and making Him known to those around me, that He was working.

When I let go of all that I was, all I was desperate to control, all I was holding on to, I was freed. I left myself behind and fell completely into the arms of Christ. I am no longer bound by the strings of the old-self.

The Holy Spirit graced me with a new vitality that I thought was gone forever. The baggage from all my yesterdays had become today’s lessons. I no longer see my past as something to be angry about, but as a lesson to build on.

I have become reconciled to my past, healed from its ability to be used by Satan to influence me. For God wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:18-19, “18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.”

Christ Jesus is my LORD, I will not relent. I am at peace as 2 Corinthians 5:20 states, “20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

I don’t know where you are in your life’s journey. All I can tell you is that God sent Jesus to die on the cross to cover your sin. Repent of your sins, believe that God raised Jesus from the dead, and confess Jesus is LORD, you will be saved.

The Failure to Hold to Christ

Why has it become so difficult for Christians and Christian own businesses to continue to stand on Scripture? If God saw fit to keep you in business, when the protests first began, what makes you think that God would not continue to keep you in business. When you reject God and His clear teachings, you are destined to fail.
“Under the new scheme, the company will no longer be donating to Christian organizations The Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Paul Anderson Youth Home, all of which have been criticized for their views on homosexuality.”
“In a statement, the Salvation Army said they are “saddened” by the news that Chick-fil-A has dropped its support to focus on other other hunger, education and homelessness organizations. The Christian charity also dismissed claims they are anti-LGBTQ+.”
“The FCA and Paul Anderson Youth Home did not immediately return a request for comment.”
https://www.newsweek.com/chick-fila-gay-charities-salvation-army-1472684

Now Is The Favorable Time!

All glory be to God! Only one person knew of the physical, mental and emotional agony I have been going through for the past three years and last night, while worshiping the Sovereign God, the creator of all things, the message and the worship music all spoke to what God has been doing in my life. The healing is here and woe to any who think that they will ever get me to dismiss the power found in praising the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God is moving and we need to move with Him. Otherwise, He will walk on us and we will be no more. As it is written, 2 Corinthians 6:
“Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of

God in vain. For he says,
“In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”

Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything. We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.” (ESV)