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Held In Contempt of God

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The U.S. Supreme Court is hereby declared in contempt of the  Supreme Court of Heaven, and will be severely fined. The ruling that legalizes homosexual "marriage" is in defiance and contempt of God's established Law. God has declared that homosexuality is sin. Don't try to take the moral high ground against Him. He is not guilty of hate crimes. Those who deny and defy Him are guilty of hate crimes against God, the Bible and Christianity. This ruling is a shame and a dark stain on America. I am glad I have a better citizenship, in heaven.  "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people" declares Proverbs 4:34. "Any people" includes the U.S.A. which apparently thinks it answers to no one. But the Supreme Court is not above God's law. It's judges are mere men, political appointees. That court is not supreme. God is. The fact people don't recognize His supremacy and authority is of no consequence to God, but of great…

"BLAME ME NOT"

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Words of a centuries old poem carved in a gothic, medieval alphabet on a cathedral door in Lubeck, Germany. Translated into modern English, the words take the form of a frightening poem:





Ye call Me Lord and obey me not,
Ye call Me Light and see Me not,
Ye call Me the Way and walk not,
Ye call Me Life and desire Me not,
Ye call Me wise and follow Me not,
Ye call Me fair and love Me not,
Ye call Me rich and ask Me not,
Ye call Me eternal and seek Me not,
Ye call Me gracious and trust Me not,
Ye call Me noble and serve Me not,
Ye call Me mighty and honor Me not,
Ye call Me just and fear Me not,
If I condemn you, blame Me not.


SYMBOLS

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Symbols of sacred things are, at one and the same time, precious and dangerous. They are precious as they are observed with holy and adoring reverence for the spiritual realities for which they stand. They are dangerous for the very reason that it is so easy to observe them without any sense of the precious truths that lie behind the symbol.
    Judaism, with its temple, priests, and rituals, was replete with symbolism. Christianity deals more with reality. Religions that purport to be Christian have invented a host of rituals unknown to the New Testament, but true, biblical Christianity is quite short on symbolism. There are, however, a few symbolic things that Christians are commanded to observe. Like all other symbols, these are both precious and dangerous.
    One thinks first of the Lord's Supper, where literal bread and wine are partaken of as symbols of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus. The early Christians apparently observed the Lord's Supper, refer…

GIVE ME A MAN

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What is a Fool

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THE LEAVEN OF COMPROMISE -- ACCEPTING ROMAN CATHOLICISM

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Campus Crusade for Christ, Southern Baptists, Luis Palau, Billy Graham and Rick Warren, among many others, are guilty. Read on:

(excerpted from the February 2015 newsletter of the Berean Call)

"The truth is that if we honestly love Catholics and want them to receive the forgiveness of their sins and the gift of eternal life that Jesus has paid for and that He offers through a simple act of faith on their part, then any form of encouraging the false gospel of Rome (no matter how well-intentioned) by those who profess to know Christ is a betrayal of the truth and insures for Catholics eternal separation from God. Tragically, that leaven of compromise is what has been infiltrating the church for the last three decades. Through its newsletter articles and resource materials over many years, TBC has addressed such lethal appeasement of Roman Catholic dogmas by highly visible leaders in their evangelism efforts—men such as Billy Graham, who used Catholic priests and nuns as co…

The Devotional Life Is Almost Crowded Out

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A. W. Tozer
(note: Tozer wrote this in the 1950's. One can only wonder what he would think and say of today’s world with wireless internet, cell-phones, constant connection, mp3 players, and all the other technologies that provide constant entertainment and amusement, stunt spiritual growth and produce busy, impotent, worldly Christians. If we were to update the title of the article for today, we would remove the world “almost.”)

“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business...That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without...”     1Thessalonians 4:11-12

    We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity!
    Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible, multiplying distractions and beating us down by destroying our solitude.
"Commune with your own heart upon your bed and be still" is a wise and healing counsel, but how can it be followed in this day of the newspa…

God Wants To Make Us Righteous

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A. W. Tozer
"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost" (Titus 3:5).

A whole new generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to "accept" Christ without forsaking the world.
     But what saith the Holy Ghost?  "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" (James 4:4). And "If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him" (1 John 2:15).
     This requires no comment, only obedience. 
     It is an error to assume that we can experience justification without transformation. Justification and regeneration are not the same; they may be thought apart in theology, but they can never be experienced apart in fact!
     When God declares a man righteous He instantly sets about to make him rig…

Dare To Say “No"

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“My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not” (Prov. 1:10).

The Preacher is here addressing those who have been brought up by God-fearing parents in childhood days, but now, in early adulthood, must take increasing responsibility for their own personal choices. At this critical period of life, new temptations would come with special force.
    The enticements of the world, the flesh and the devil will come. “Consent thou not” is the Divine counsel. Eve consented. Moses refused (Heb. 11:24). The inward act of yielding precedes the outward compliance. So the calm but firm decision for Christ – which is the secret of withstanding evil – is an internal condition of soul, as well as an outward course of action. It is the will that says “yes” or “no,” and the course we take will flow from that decision. Christ within, as the source of heart rest and satisfaction, is the secret of a true decision in the hour of temptation.
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from Wholesome Words, Jan/Feb. 2003

You Legalist!

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this article was written by David Cloud and the full version is available on his website, noted below.

“Legalism” is a term frequently used to describe Bible-believing Christians who are zealous for pure doctrine and who desire to maintain holy standards of living in this wicked hour. I am called a “legalist” via e-mail at least once a day! Consider a few examples:
“You, sir, are a legalist that the Pharisees would have been mighty proud of.”

“You have a narrow minded legalistic view of Scripture. ... I write contemporary praise music, music that is used in churches in worship of God. It’s not for your approval or anyone else no matter what denomination or off the wall sect of a denomination they are.”

“Your website makes me cringe. I can understand why this world hates fundamentalist Christians when you write legalistic articles like this. There is no humility in your critiques, only a pharisaical elitism that makes my stomach turn.”
The “free thinking” attitude that lies beh…

Wait Patiently

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by F.B. MeyerIt came to pass after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land (1 Kings 17:7).

    Week after week, with unfaltering and steadfast spirit, Elijah watched the dwindling brook, often tempted to stagger through unbelief, but refusing to allow his circumstances to come between himself and God.
    Unbelief sees God through circumstances, as we sometimes see the sun shorn of its rays through smoky air; but faith puts God between itself and circumstances, and looks at them through Him. And so the dwindling brook became a silver thread; and the silver thread stood presently in poois at the foot of the largest boulders; and the pools shrank. The birds fled; the wild creatures of field and forest came no more to drink; the brook was dry. Only then to his patient and unwavering spirit, "the word of the Lord came saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath."
    Most of us would have gotten anxious and worn with planning long before that. We would …