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The Evidence of Spiritual Evil

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In the midst of all the talk about not making idols out of political alliances, or American Exceptionalism, or the American Way, or the Republican party, or Conservative principles, Evangelicals ignore many things.

They ignore the fact that we do not live in a vacuum.

I know I’ve written about this recently, (“Polarization” in the Church? – February 19, 2022) but I just wanted to cover one more related point.

That the spiritual, unseen world spills over into the physical world.

It is impossible to prevent that.

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A New World Without Fear?

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When a person kills another person, other than in self defense or in a justified action on behalf of a country or state, it is murder.

Regardless of the weapon used.

Whether using a gun, a knife, a stick, a rock, or a popsicle stick. It makes no difference. The deed is still murder.

Murder is a sin. And sin is evil.

And it is caused by a condition of the soul.

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Risen with Christ!

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If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4)

A Christian is already living in Resurrected Life NOW.

We are not talking of physical life here. This is about our spiritual life.

This is what it means when a person must be “born again”. Born a second time.

A true Christian is living what is actually an Imputed Life.

Which can only be true if God has declared us to be both Crucified and Risen. We can only be risen with Christ if we have already been crucified, dead, and buried.

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Faith in Our Own Good Intentions

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When churches preach against selfishness, they assume that a Christian will be ashamed and then do selfless things.

That is the theory.

But there is a fatal flaw in this thinking.

The Christian cannot overcome his “self”. Only the Lord is able to accomplish this.

Only by yielding ourselves to His working within us are we able to do anything that is good. And keep from doing anything that is bad.

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A New Christian License to Sin

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I’ve been listening to a lot of preachers these days who are trying to establish a new principle of Christian living.

Namely, that Christians should not be critical or divisive in their speech. As in criticizing a leader or teacher within one’s own church. Or by criticizing a well-known preacher, writer, or ministry. Especially a leader or ministry that is respected by one’s own church.

The basis for this new principle comes from the idea that Christians are to be known “by our love”. By our love for each other. And by our love for all the people in the world.

This love principle is contrasted against being known by our correct orthodoxy or accurate interpretation of scripture, or our defense of some doctrinal position. Which are each, supposedly, based on our own preferences or “tribal” affiliations.

But is this “non-critical” posture really biblical? Is this truly what the Lord has told us to do?

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The Church of Science

Saucer Alien Man

I was watching a YouTube video the other day about ET spacecraft technology. It was very compelling. The gist of it was that man has been using technology supplied by “aliens” for quite some time.

This has been something I’ve followed for many years. Namely, the idea that man has been visited by benevolent “space brothers” who are trying to help man. To bring man back from the brink of his own destruction. From all his messing around with nuclear weapons and environmental pollution.

Kind of like the movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still. The black and white 50’s version.

Where we are welcomed into the great league of galaxies to join our “brothers” in the stars.

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The Words of Life

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He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” (Romans 4:9-24)

Abraham’s faith, which is what this verse is discussing, was based upon “that which was spoken“. (vs. 18) This has always been the basis of true faith. Believing what God has spoken.

In our case today, true faith is based upon that which God has written. What He has inspired or breathed out.

True faith is based upon every word of God.

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The Total Sufficiency of Christ

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When we speak of salvation through Christ, we mean salvation through Jesus Christ exclusively.

As in Christ alone, by Faith alone, by Grace alone, according to the Word of God alone.

Those who have been truly born again understand this.

But most of those in this world, who call themselves “Christians”, haven’t the slightest idea what this all means.

And therefore, they remain lost in their sins.

Despite making an outward profession of “knowing”, “loving” or “believing in” Jesus.

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“Partnerships” in Jesus’ Name: Conclusion – True Love

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Our compassion for the problems and suffering of others can tempt us to disobey the word of God.

It is very possible to think that helping others should take precedence over matters of spiritual truth. And that “love” is not bound by any “law”.

But is that really what the Bible says?

Are we truly showing the love of Christ to others if we disobey His word in order to do something in His name?

Or is this some other kind of love altogether?

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