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Annihilationism – Part 1

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A false doctrine called, Annihilationism, is growing in popularity within Christian circles.

It is the belief that those who are spiritually lost will not face eternal punishment.

This doctrine claims that a lost person might face God at the last judgment but will not suffer for all eternity. Instead, that person will be destroyed once and forever with no further consciousness.

No everlasting fire, pain, regret, torment, hell, nor Lake of Fire. Just lights out and good night.

Although sometimes known by other names, this has long been a popular belief held by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Seventh-Day Adventists and others.

The doctrine of eternal punishment has always been a big problem for Christian apologists. It is one of the most common excuses that people use for rejecting the gospel.

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Silencing the Word of God

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I am sick of people using the term, “legalism”, to silence those who defend doctrine or defend solid biblical positions. Or using the term, “Pharisee”, in the same way.

I find it dishonest when they do that. I would also say it is laziness for leaders and laypeople to use this tactic. 

Calling people, “Pharisee” or “Legalist”  has become the default position for Evangelicals to diminish doctrine in favor of an emphasis on “love”. This is a popular tactic used to force fellow Christians into subservience to the “love-is-all-we-need” mentality.

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Removing the Only Begotten Son

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“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)

The foundation is the word of God. The word of God is comprised of God’s specific, written, inerrant words.

Consider the importance of God’s specific words. “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” (John 14:23) He continually talks about the keeping of His words. Many think this is just about His commandments or His teachings or His general ideas.

But the Bible is consistently specific about the importance of the actual words that have been written. As if specific words were the indispensable foundation blocks of His teachings.

The modern Evangelical church really doesn’t believe this. Oh, they say they do. But not really. They think it is the teachings or principles that are the foundation as opposed to the words themselves. Or the “essence of the word” that is important.

Whatever the heck “essence” means.

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Eternal Things Unseen

 

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“. . . but Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:11 & I Corinth. 15:28)

A couple thoughts at the end of the year.

One is that the Lord is drawing us to Himself.

This is at the core of all things that the Lord does. All things.

Last summer, I had a discussion with someone close to me who has been struggling with cancer. We talked about healing. And what the Bible says about it.

I tried to listen carefully before I opened my big mouth. Something I don’t always do. And, as a result, I learned something.

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The Eternal Spirit of Christmas: Part 2

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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)

While reflecting on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, we must not miss the incredible gift that God has given us. A gift that enables us to live in heavenly places in Christ. 

As Christians, we must deal with many miserable temptations and struggles against sin. It is a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical struggle. Quite simply, it is a raging, bloody battle.

When we were young, it was easy to take a great deal for granted. To believe that life was all manageable and controllable for the disciplined and devoted person. But this life will teach you far more than you ever wanted to know about your own weakness.

Sooner or later, the romance wears off and reality sets in.

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The Eternal Spirit of Christmas

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“Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” (Luke 1:34-35)

At the very beginning of the Christmas story the critical presence of the Holy Spirit is established. By Him, was the child conceived within the virgin Mary. He was not born of the seed of a man, but of the Spirit of God.

Even at the beginning of Genesis, when God promised that Christ would come, He spoke of “the seed” of the woman (Genesis 3:15). It was not the seed of a man that would be the source of the Son of God made flesh; it would be the Holy Spirit using the woman’s body to bring forth the Holy One of God.

In this way, Christ would not have the sinful nature of Adam handed down through the seed of Adam. Which all other men, born of the union between a man and a woman, possess. This would be a unique man — the Son of Man. The same One who, along with the Spirit of God, created all things that are made.

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No Gospel without the Virgin Birth

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The Church is Not Your Mother: Part 2

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The Church is Not Your Mother: Part 1

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