We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Random Stuff to Edify

Now and then I like to share some of the good stuff I read on the Internet.  There is so much out there with good teachings that sometimes it is difficult to select those which I think have something special to say.  Perhaps you will find today’s selection of value.

If you communicate with unbelievers and/or skeptics as often as I do, you will invariably be told what a horrible and unjust person God is, that He promotes rape, genocide, infanticide, and on and on, with one of their main pieces of “evidence” being Israel’s conquest of Canaan.  For a succinct defense of God and what happened with the Canaanites, see this excellent short article posted over at the Cripplegate.

How often have you read or heard that, according to Matthew 18, we should first confront a false teacher before making public charges against them.  I have been told this on a few occasions, especially by followers of Beth Moore.  Well, Matthew 18 has nothing to do with public exposure of public false teachings, as those who really study Scripture should know.  This is a total abuse of Matthew 18, and D.A. Carson has an excellent article about the subject. [link gone by 6/18/18]

Many Christians have been taught that the death penalty for murder is unjust, unloving, etc.  It matters not to them that God instituted the punishment when Noah came off the Ark, because they claim that it is something obsolete - as if God changes His mind.  Jon Gleason has been posting an excellent series on the subject over at Mind Renewers.  The most recent article can be found here, while the previous posts can be found at links on this recent article.  I highly recommend them for your perusal.

Then there is this excellent article about sanctification and homosexuality.  There is a movement in the church at large, of which I have not previously been aware - “Jesus = Nothing.”  This movement apparently sees no need for changing one’s lifestyle in order to be a Christian.  I guess they read a different Bible than I do.

Today the Cripplegate posted Part 1 in a series they will be doing on the Eucharist.  It is very well done, and I’m looking forward to reading the series.  I think it is a good way to be ready to defend against Romanist teachings.

Lastly, what if King Solomon gave a commencement address - what would he most likely tell the graduates?


Joe said...

"Lastly, what if King Solomon gave a commencement address - what would he most likely tell the graduates?"

He would tell them, "There is One coming who is wiser than I. He will fulfill the pictures of Him found in this book. He will be Messiah, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

"Follow Him with all of your heart, mind soul and strength.

Steve Bricker said...

Those were good pieces you referred to. I'm really curious for part 2 on the Eucharist.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

So am I!