Clear Biblical Truth in an Age of Spiritual Darkness

God’s Word vs God’s Name

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“I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”         (Psalm 138:2)

God’s word is placed above His name.

As we continue to focus on the Gospel Absolutes, it is critical that we do not forget this foundational truth.

Because, to reverse this order — by focusing on His name above His word — is a serious error.

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The Perfectly-Preserved Written Word

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.                                                                                                                           For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (Matthew 5:17,18)

Here we have an amazing promise of God’s miraculous power.

This has to do with the word of God. Specifically, it has to do with God’s concern that His word would always remain available to all of His people in all generations.

The Bible is filled with promises God has made to His people that He would preserve His word.

The question is whether we believe Him or not?

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The Only Source of Goodness

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The world believes that it can create a planet of peace and happiness for all people.

And that there is no exclusive source required for that peace, love, joy and spiritual fulfillment other than from some universal hope that resides in the human spirit.

In An Essay on Man, Alexander Pope claimed, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast…” 

Following his thought, most men presume that hope and goodness is universal, that it is eternal and that it follows them from this life to the next.

However, reality differs greatly.

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You Can’t Please Everybody

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Man, is that true.

And these days, you may not be able to please anyone. Because everyone seems offended by everything. Whatever you say, someone is ready to call their lawyer to shut you up.

Political and cultural correctness has us by the throat. Just daring us to say another word. To just take one more wrong step.

Are we still “the land of the free”? Can we truly say what we believe? Do we really have “freedom of religion” in America today?

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Beyond Gooey Religion

Misty DockWhat is true, biblical faith?

Here are a few random ideas worth considering.

Faith only comes by the word of God. By reading it. By hearing it.

Faith is confidence in a specific object or person:

  • Is it faith in one’s good works?
  • Is it faith in one’s religious observance?
  • Is it faith in one’s “love” or acts of love?
  • Is it faith in one’s “tolerance” for others and their beliefs?
  • Is it faith in one’s work toward “social justice” or other humanitarian causes?
  • Is it faith in one’s tithes or offerings or other sacrifices?
  • Is it faith in popular scientific theory?
  • Is it faith in one’s own sincerity and honesty?
  • Is it faith in one’s intellect or wisdom?
  • Is it faith in one’s own morality and purity?
  • Is it faith in one’s own faith?

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The Gospel: The Scriptures Forseeing

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“And the scripture, forseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.” (Galatians 3:8) 

In discussing what the gospel is, we first need to establish the accuracy of scripture.

Because, after all is said and done, the scriptures are our only certain authority for what the gospel really is. All else is just tradition and the opinions of men.

The above verse uses an unusual phrase. It tells us that “the scriptures” knew that something specific would happen thousands of years later.

It tell us that God, would write specific scriptural words meant for not only Adam, but also for you and me — 6000 years later!

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The Gospel: No Soul Left Behind

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It is fashionable in modern Evangelical churches to make creeds and statements that are much more “loose” than those of the great denominations of the past. Many of these new “creeds” are crafted in vague terms to allow for people to remain within a church or association without truly believing the gospel.

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Are We Sheep or Shepherds?

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In listening to many sermons by Christian men and women, I am struck by how contradictory their thoughts are. How deeply men differ in their positions.

And how even basically solid men can say things that are not biblical. And can go off on tangents that undercut otherwise good teaching and preaching. Or engage in ministry practices that destroy the clarity of the gospel they proclaim.

This is why I believe a Christian must do his own homework. He must study diligently to know he is on the right path.

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The Rise of an Ancient False god

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There is a group of professed Christians who claim that we can only understand the Bible when it is interpreted through the lens of accepted scientific theory. When it is illuminated by the proper consensus of scientific opinion.

This group is called BioLogos. Here is a sample taken directly from their statement of faith:

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