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Divine Authority or Human Opinion?

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Divine Authority or Human Opinion? by William MacDonald
    When a public figure was lecturing on the need to restore values to our culture, a college student asked him, “On what do you build your values?” The speaker was flustered. He looked down and said, “I don't know.”  That's just the trouble. He had no authority. Modern man desperately needs what this man lacked—a firm foundation on which to base his judgments. He needs an infallible standard to guide him in all matters of faith and morals.
    God has provided such an infallible authority in His Word, the Bible. This wonderful book provides the basis for sound judgments and wise decisions. The Bible is absolute truth. Jesus said, “Thy Word is truth.” There is no risk in following its teachings, no fear it will change from day to day.
    The alternative to divine authority is human opinion. “The Bible says ... is replaced by, “I think ...” Fact gives way to feeling. There are no more absolutes; everything is relative.
    We…

Bible Books Poem

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The Bible Poem
by George Rigby

The Bible's Books are Sixty-Six,
The Spirit - their recorder;
Their stories - how they can transfix
So here they are - in order.
In GENESIS I will begin
With Adam, and with Eve
Who knew not any form of sin
'Til Satan did deceive.
Now EXODUS will tell us most
Of Moses - Man of God,
And how he led all Israel's host
When many miles they trod.
To LEVITICUS you have to turn
And read about the law;
The sacrifices which did burn
Unblemished - without flaw.
The next one tells of sin and shame
And how it all encumbers.
This book is good - here is its name
DEUTERONOMY - after NUMBERS.
Now JOSHUA was told to do
By vision - and by sound
To there and then remove his shoe
From off the Holy Ground.
JUDGES tells us - all forlorn
Of Samson and Delilah,
And how his lovely locks were shorn
His sight gone - nothing viler.
Then next, there comes a parting scene
The story - we all know as
The understanding love between
Naomi - RUTH - and Boaz.
First and second SAMUE…

Enemies of Truth

Enemies of the Truth ​ 1. Appeasement    To conciliate or pacify by making a sacrifice of a moral or spiritual principle.

    * The world made this mistake with Hitler, then with Communist Russia, and so on. In the churches it only allows evil or rebellion the time it needs to put down roots, and spread and affect more people, making more difficult and painful the work of cleansing, discipline and correction that must inevitably be done anyway. Nothing is gained by appeasement, and in the long run more is lost.

2. Compromise     To come to an agreement by concession or consensus; yielding; or conceding.

    * This is the idea of democracy, the will of the majority, but it is not set forth in the Bible as a Scriptural pattern to follow. There was no voting or ceding to the consensus, but rather an earnest seeking of the will of God, which must be done even though all are not in agreement. The Scriptures teach us to be of one mind, but not to give in to a majority vote. The major…

All For Jesus?

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How could a Christian sing a hymn like this and then get involved in politics and government? Every stanza would be a contradiction!

"Take My Life and Let it Be"
by Frances Havergal

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

No wonder A. W. Tozer said that Christians tell more lies when they si…