July 24, 2014

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Don’t Shoot Him, Just Verify

The Gossips - 1948 - Norman Rockwell

The Gossips – 1948 – Norman Rockwell

A wicked messenger brings nothing but trouble,
but a trustworthy one makes everything right.  – Proverbs 13:17 NCV

Trustworthy messengers are still a scarce resource in today’s world. Relaying information via word of mouth accurately is difficult – even when the messenger’s intentions are good. There is even a party game where one will whisper a message into the first person’s ear and then the group passes it around the room to see if the last person can get it right.

They usually fail.

We deal with that problem every day. Sadly, we are used to handling every bit of information through a filter:

  • What is the news source?
  • Who is giving the advice?
  • Does this report make sense?

If we have to ask these things in the day-to-day routine, what about important matters?

Who is teaching in your church?

If a false messenger can ruin a nation, what can it do to your salvation? The noble Bereans checked out Paul and Silas as they taught to find out “whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11).

That’s a good example to follow when a person starts a sentence with “The Bible says …”

When you hear that, always take the time to check it out for yourself.

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July 23, 2014

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One Nation Under God

Did our country's greatness come from God?

Did our country’s greatness come from God?

Doing what is right makes a nation great,
but sin will bring disgrace to any people. – Proverbs 14:34 NCV

I wrote about this verse a few years ago when some extraordinary things were happening here and around the world. The things that were happening then seem pale by comparison to some of the events today. What will another few years bring?

This country was founded as a country that recognizes the God of the Bible and her founding documents refer to Him numerous times. If we continue to allow “separation of church and state” to mean that God is not allowed in our government, I’m afraid He will go ahead and leave.

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July 16, 2014

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That is Not an Excuse – It is a Warning

Just because all are sinners doesn’t mean we are not supposed to do something about it.

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July 15, 2014

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10 Expectations of the Judgment

People tend to have lots of ideas about what the judgment includes. Paul helps us with that through this exhaustive list.

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July 14, 2014

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This is why Atheists are Dishonest

There has always been enough evidence and logical soundness to believe in God.

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