The Pope, Nuff Said!

We cannot promise what Scripture does not teach. We cannot deny what Scripture clearly reveals. Culture has always dictated belief systems and in this present age, just as in the age of Paul, people in their natural flesh will not endure sound teaching. So, they gather up teachers that will say what they want to hear. The Pope by all necessary explanation is anathema due to the fact that he grants promises through weak and situationally insufficient logic in order to appease the crowd. Sadly, I don’t think this is intentional but is motivated about of love and compassion for hurting humans. However, this compassion is resistant to the didactic of Holy Writ, through which we have the fullness of the holiness of God revealed, first through His creation, then His law, the finally and fully through His Son. God is not pleased with the works of man. He cannot be because all men have fallen from the glory of God and are guilty before Him. Romans 1 teaches that the wrath of God WILL BE poured out on all ungodliness and unrighteousness of man.

Man in his natural state of depravity, even when he labors to seek after God and to know him, is still guilty. No man is justified by the works of the law… However, one must be a believer by exercising faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. God does not look at the good deeds of man and justify them, He looks only that the holiness of His Son Jesus and through Jesus is a man justified, redeemed, and propitiated (God’s justice satisfied), thus Jesus Christ alone by grace through faith saves, not our good deeds. Someone who rejects the gospel of grace is condemned already according to Jesus because He is not believing in the Only Son (John 3:16-18) and thus the condemnation REMAINS on Him. Salvation is by the Lord, God saves, God decides who goes to Heaven for sure, but this election is not up for human subjectivity, no, it is objectively God’s design and decree.

So, to promise anyone that God will work outside of His revealed word is foolish, and quite honestly, downright cruel. Yes, it may give a temporary peace but in reality, it hardens the heart of the listener from the truth as it drags them further and further away from the center of life; Jesus Christ Alone. So, we know that one who refuses to believe is not going to enter into the rest of the Lord’s salvation because that is ONLY found in the Finished work of Jesus Christ who pays for our sins. Jesus Christ Alone. That’s the only message that is true, anything else is a devil’s lie. Rest well beloved.

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“God doesn’t save people apart from what He has revealed in His Word. Period.”

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What are we to do with our sin?

In our congregational teaching mid-week, we are going through the book of Romans in a “reading” style of exposition. That is we are dealing with arguments, theological teachings, and expressions in chunks rather than intense verse-by-verse. This excerpt is from the full sermon and is toward the latter part of the message where I express a few examples of why we continue to struggle with sin and how life and our dead flesh just seems to rise up and make war. I end with the idea that Paul teaches that Christ has suffered for our sins, so we are alive in Him just as we have died in Him. 

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Being A Dummy is good!

In a world where intelligence and brilliance of the mind are worshipped, the church has become no different. She feels as if the only people who have anything worth hearing are the academics, the popular, the so-called wise of the age. Scripture reveals a different thought in relation to this and shows that God is credited for the wisdom of His church and thus gets all the glory.

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“Dummies are everywhere, and you might just be one.”

 

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Slice and Dice.

False unity is the fruit of poor foundations. Ambiguous unity is the worse type of unity. Not knowing why ‘we’re’ together is easily revealed when Scripture is the force behind the slicing. Hebrews 4:12 says it all!

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“Slicing out the ambiguity of theological understanding is what the Scripture does.”

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Behavior Modification is Not Needed!

We all wish people would act better in society. And if we are honest, we all have a standard by which we live and could easily impose that standard on others. God has written the standard in His law, so why don’t we just start there? Well, because we can’t have people live a certain way over them actually being ALIVE!  The gospel is the most vital message, not behavior. The law and the government can deal with these things, and for the saints, church discipline.

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“Some people seem as if they would rather see people “act” like Christians than actually be Christians.”

 

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Calling a Baby Ugly is Dangerous.

This brief podcast discusses the idea that we all have theological and religious “babies” that we love too much and often get angry when someone calls them ugly.

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“You ain’t got no ugly baby… but you may have an ugly idol.”

 

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People Get Angry When Asked…

about their testimony or the gospel. Now you may say that is normal but I’m talking about professing Christians. They get all upset and begin to belittle, moan, yell, and sometimes get physical. I’ll never understand it.  Let’s look quickly at the response that is given us on this issue from Scripture.

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“Gentleness and respect are far from most people when confronted with their faith. Let’s pay attention to this.”

 

Make sure that what they teach is contextual… Be A Berean.

This podcast supposes that people just agree with what suits their intellectual pallet and that they should begin to study and test everything they hear.

Acts 17:10–12

[10] The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. [11] Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. [12] Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men. 

 

“It’s time that people learn to listen to the teaching they hear by learning and testing everything by the standard of Scripture, not traditions of man..”

Pastor James H. Tippins

 

Most preaching isn’t teaching…!

There is no office of “preacher” in the New Testament. No such role exists. While “preaching” does happen, the Pastor is one who oversees and rightly teaches the church. He guards them and guides them through the right contextual exposition of Scripture. So often though we confuse preaching with teaching. We’ll visit a few thoughts on this in upcoming episodes.

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“Most people who preach aren’t teaching truth at all but just babbling loud-mouths in front of a crowd.”

 

What is God Teaching Me?

I get this question often as so many times people think that the experiences they live through continue until they “learn” the lesson God is trying to teach them.  Scripture alone is the source of learning from God and there are no other means through which God will teach. Now, we are reminded and experience the truths of God’s word and promises throughout our lives as we are reminded and apply the truths therein. Rest in the perfect will of God and no longer be tossed to and fro by superstition or doubt. 

 

“WE have all spiritual blessings in Christ. There is nothing being withheld in wisdom or blessing from our Father.”