Should there be unity among all believers? This question has captivated the heart of man since the time of Christ. The Catholic church still embraces this notion of unity, but now allows great diversity among its ranks. The evangelical church has splintered off into a multitude of denominations each with their own exclusive doctrines and practices shunning the rest. This has also given rise to other fringe groups producing both fanatical and the heretical. Yet, Jesus Christ prayed for unity among all true believers, that they would be one as the Father and the Son are One, in unity of thought and action. Jesus went on to say that this unity among true believers would be a witness to the world that He was sent by the Father. Unity among all true believers would be a witness! Let me suggest that this would be a very powerful witness to a dying world that has all but rejected Jesus Christ as the only Savior. The voice of Christians and the diversity of His churches has had little effect upon the world. No one is listening. Yet they listen to the heathen in protest, while their numbers are very small, their voices are united. The unrighteous minority has had a profound effect upon the direction of this country, while the Christian Church has had almost none. Christian unity can have a formidable voice to a divided world, but before we continue it’s necessary to deal with the one objection that many have in our day when discussing unity. Continue reading Formidable Voice to a Divided World
Let’s begin by talking about biblical discernment. In the last days many so called prophets, politicians, and religious leaders have arisen speaking and saying different things, but where is the discernment? Without biblical discernment it has created a matrix of confusion casting most into the depths of darkness, who are then willing to blindly follow anyone who speaks with polished rhetoric and outrageous promises. On the other hand, we must have biblical discernment to expose the lies and to rescue those who have been taken captive through their sorceries. So what is biblical discernment? It’s much more than just memorizing a few favorite verses of Scripture. It’s much more than memorizing and quoting a religious leader’s slant on the truth. It’s much more than taking an eschatological viewpoint and forcing it upon all of Scripture. It’s much more than parroting the speech of a popular political or religious personality. Biblical discernment is putting all of God’s Word into our heart and that can only happen when we become doers of the Word. It begins in our mind and remains in our heart by following God’s commandments for all of life allowing it through faith to transform our miserable lives. The Bible says, “But solid food is for fullgrown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14). Solid food moves beyond the milk of God’s Word to the many other truths that will bring us into maturity. This is the first and most important step toward biblical discernment. Continue reading NWO Discerned Not Deceived
Letter Number Two: Start Influencing the World. When we elect a president of the United States of America that has said publicly that no one religion has a corner on the truth and has shown this by his inclusion of the teachings from other world religions in his speeches then we have stopped influencing the world. Or when we allow the Dalai Lama to give the opening prayer at the U.S. Senate then we have stopped influencing the world. Or when most churches have now integrated the teachings of psychology into their biblical counseling then we have stopped influencing the world. Or when we have allowed our children to attend public schools that no longer teach creationism, stripped their walls of the Ten Commandments, and has kept our children from praying or sharing Christ publicly then we have stopped influencing the world. Tragically the world is now influencing the church. Jesus Christ summed it up by saying, ‘You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men” (Matthew 5:13) Our influence, our testimony is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men! Why, because we have lost our saltiness.
Our gospel is the gospel of transformation or it’s no gospel at all. We do not deny that forgiveness and the atonement for sin is absolutely essential, because without it man is trapped in his sin and transformation is just … Continue reading Transformation