"We profit from the Word when we are taught thereby the true NATURE of good works. This is something concerning which the unregenerate are in entire ignorance. Judging merely from the external, estimating things only by human standardsâthey are quite incompetent to determine what works are good in God's esteem, and what are not. Supposing that what men regard as good works, that God will approve of alsoâthey remain in the darkness of their sin-blinded understandings. Nor can any convince them of their error, until the Holy Spirit quickens them into newness of life, bringing them out of darkness into God's marvelous light. Then it will appear that only those are good works, which are done:
1. in obedience to the revealed will of God (Romans 6:16),
2. from a principle of love to Him (Hebrews 10:24),
3. in the name of Christ (Colossians 3:17), and
4. to the glory of God by Him (1 Corinthians 10:31).
The true nature of "good works" Was perfectly exemplified by the Lord Jesus." (A.W.Pink) (Profiting from the Word)
""I only mention it to bring clarity surrounding where (and with whom) we stand in days like this.""
I thought all Christians stood with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
1Cor 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect."
Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;â
God has appointed the âbounds of their habitation.â Considering this fact of Godâs providence and looking at the historical culture and progress of the African peopleâs and of the Caucasian in Europe we might make judgment in another way.
We are all of one blood and all sinners worthy of hell. But clearly from the providence of God HE has brought us up with differences in progress, civilisation and education to arrive at the positions we now hold in the world. This would appear to tell a different story of mankind than the above article claims. I think I will stick to the purpose and plan of God on this one. Sovereign and omnipotent providence is apparent to the people of God and His Son. Amen.
China has a new problem disease - Bubonic Plague.....
"A suspected case of bubonic plague in China is being "well managed" and is not considered high risk, the World Health Organisation has said.
Authorities in the city of Bayannur, in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, issued a warning on Sunday after a hospital patient - reported to be a herdsman - was feared to have contracted the disease.
There were four reported cases of plague in people in the same region last November, including two cases of the deadlier pneumonic plague." (skynews.com)
"men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."
This list sounds accurate about todays society. These predictions fit exactly the scenario we observe in our own nations today. Only the true Christian will see this.
The list is from 2Timothy 3:1-5. The first verse tell us that these times will be "Perilous"
The interesting part of it is that these times are described as the "LAST DAYS"
Sounds like God-Less days. Feels like it too.
Truly the world is not getting better or improving. - Nor is it prophesied to do so.
""Climate change is real but itâs not the end of the world. Itâs not even our most important environmental problem.â"
Rain Dancing didn't work either.
Yesterday it was sunny. - Today it is raining - AND its all mans fault???
Thats Global Baloney for you.
From article:- âClimate change is not making natural disasters worse,â and that fires have actually declined 25 percent around the world since 2003. Forest fires seem worse, Shellenberger explained, because of the build up of wood fuel and the construction of houses near forests. While climate alarmists make much of carbon emissions, Shellenberger said that they are actually declining in most of the wealthier nations of the world."
During a time when all authority is under attack by Satan through his Liberalism, we can see that using the evil hearted reprobate to cause dissension in the communities is exactly what Satan wants.
Encouraging hate and discord with friction and disunity makes society chaotic as Satan would have it be. James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work."
Prov 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall."
If you look at the church version of this dispute the Liberalists have put women in the pulpit.
The truth of the matter has nothing to do with womens abilities - or mens.
It has to do with the FACT that God does not use women in the pulpit. Therefore it has nothing to do with human abilities.
For thousands of years Christianity did not place the female in the pulpit in obedience to the Bible. ALONG comes Liberalism and hey presto anybody can go into the pulpit. (Including sodomites) This is an insult to the woman. They had to wait for UNBiblical heresy to get into the pulpit.
Two religions in the churches (1) Biblical. - (2) Liberalism.
Obedience of God is non negotiable. However the Liberalists reject God, Christ, Holy Spirit and Bible. AND write their own version which will never save them.
1Tim 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to USURP authority over the man, but to be in silence."
"Spiritual war!" - Against Satan and his powers in the world.
2Cor 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"
Quote:=- "What opposition is made against the gospel by the powers of sin and Satan in the hearts of men. Ignorance, prejudices, beloved lusts, are Satan's strong-holds in the souls of some; vain imaginations, carnal reasonings, and high thoughts, or proud conceits, in others, exalt themselves against the knowledge of God, that is, by these ways the devil endeavours to keep men from faith and obedience to the gospel, and secures his possession of the hearts of men, as his own house or property. But then observe, [2.] The conquest which the word of God gains. These strong-holds are pulled down by the gospel as the means, through the grace and power of God accompanying it as the principal efficient cause. Note, The conversion of the soul is the conquest of Satan in that soul." (M.Henry)
It is curious isnât it..? Which part of the Bible do the communist regimes want to remove from public life, that threatens their political domination??
Belief in God? Belief in Christ? The Crucifixion? Faith? Judgment day? Gospels? Paulâs epistles?
Or are the communists simply obeying Satan? And donât know it.
The Remnant in any country is relatively small in comparison to the secular crowd. So why attack the Christians?
But therein lies the real battle â with the powers of darkness Eph 6:12.
Curious thing that the battle is fought within the church as well as in societies. I guess the commies would prefer an Arminian church so that they can insert human influence over the Bible doctrines without too much ideological change.
Further sign - if it was really necessary - of moral decline and attack on the Word, Laws and precepts of God.
Matthew 19:4 And he (JESUS) answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."