Archive for the ‘World’ Category

HOSTILITY OF THE WORLD

April 5, 2014

“The world is unrelenting in its hostility to us, and determined to wipe out every divine principle for which we stand. It seeks to supplant creationism with evolution. It denies the sacredness of human life by abortion. It achieves the breakdown of the family unit by divorce for any reason. The purity of the marriage relationship is denied by premarital sex. Homosexuality and lesbianism are looked on as acceptable alternative lifestyles. God’s chain of command in the home and in the church is ridiculed by militant feminism. Church and state are so separated as to ban the mention of God and Christ from public life entirely. Obscenity, pornography, nakedness, filth, and violence are treated with amiable tolerance. And so, drugged and insensate, the world defies every law of God and hurtles on to its fiery doom.”

– William MacDonald

 

ARE YOU CROSS BEARING OR LOVING THE WORLD?

March 28, 2014

“He that is in love with the world will be out of love with the cross.”

– Thomas Watson

“We should love the cross, and count it very dear, because it works out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. Christians, will you refuse to be cross-bearers for Christ? I am ashamed of some professed Christians, heartily ashamed of them! Some of them have no objection to worship with a poor congregation till they grow rich, and then, forsooth, they must go with the world’s church, to mingle with fashion and gentility. There are some who in company hold their tongues, and never say a good word for Christ. They take matters very gently; they think it unnecessary to be soldiers of the cross. ‘He that taketh not up his cross and followeth not after me,’ says Christ, ‘is not worthy of me.'” (Emphasis added)

– C. H. Spurgeon

Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

1 Peter 4:13-14 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

2 Timothy 2:11-12 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

2 Corinthians 1:4-7 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Luke 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

“And remember, though Simon had to bear the cross for a very little while, it gave him lasting honour. Even so the cross we carry is only for a little while at most, and then we shall receive the crown, the glory. Surely we should love the cross, and, instead of shrinking from it, count it very dear, when it works out for us ‘a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.'”

– C. H. Spurgeon

WHAT IS YOUR AFFECTION TOWARDS THE WORLD?

February 25, 2014

“Is the world crucified to you tonight? Or does it fascinate you?” 

– Leonard Ravenhill

1 John 2:15-17 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

DANGER FOR THE CHURCH TODAY

February 23, 2014

IS THERE ANY CROSS IN YOUR CHRISTIANITY?

February 21, 2014

“Are you making any sacrifices? Does your religion cost you anything? I put it to your conscience in all affection and tenderness. Are you, like Moses, preferring God to the world, or not? Are you willing to give up anything which keeps you back from God, or are you clinging to the Egypt of the world, and saying to yourself, “I must have it, I must have it: I cannot tear myself away”? Is there any cross in your Christianity? Are there any sharp corners in your religion, anything that ever jars and comes in collision with the earthly-mindedness around you? Or is all smooth and rounded off, and comfortably fitted into custom and fashion? Do you know anything of the afflictions of the gospel? Is your faith and practice ever a subject of scorn and reproach? Are you thought a fool by anyone because of your soul? Have you left Pharaoh’s daughter, and heartily joined the people of God? Are you venturing all on Christ? Search and see.”

– J.C. Ryle

Hebrews 11:24-26 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

2 Timothy 1:8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

Be careful who you put your confidence in

February 17, 2014

Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

2 Timothy 1:15 This thou knowest, that all they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes.

2 Timothy 4:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

Isaiah 30:1-3 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

Psalms 78:56-58 Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies: But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow. For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

The great god Entertainment

February 15, 2014

“For centuries the Church stood solidly against every form of worldly entertainment, recognizing it for what it was—a device for wasting time, a refuge from the disturbing voice of conscience, a scheme to divert attention from moral accountability. For this she got herself abused roundly by the sons of this world. But of late she has become tired of the abuse and has given over the struggle. She appears to have decided that if she cannot conquer the great god Entertainment she may as well join forces with him and make what use she can of his powers. So today we have the astonishing spectacle of millions of dollars being poured into the unholy job of providing earthly entertainment for the so-called sons of heaven. Religious entertainment is in many places rapidly crowding out the serious things of God. Many churches these days have become little more than poor theaters where fifth-rate “producers” peddle their shoddy wares with the full approval of evangelical leaders who can even quote a holy text in defense of their delinquency. And hardly a man dares raise his voice against it.”

– A. W. Tozer

Rise and Fall of World Empires

February 14, 2014

Click and watch the rise and fall of kingdoms of the World in 90 seconds…very interesting!

http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/EMPIRE17.swf

New Age Gospel via a New Spirituality into the world and into the church

February 14, 2014

False Christ Coming – Does Anybody Care? is the original Reinventing Jesus Christ by Warren B. Smith, published in 2002.

“But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.” Matthew 13:25

Many church leaders believe that antichrist is alive and well and in the world today. But what is being left out of the discussion is how this coming false christ has already mainstreamed his New Age Gospel via a New Spirituality into the world and into the church. Using bestselling books and authors that have been popularized by media favorites like Oprah Winfrey and Larry King, the mystical teachings of this false New Age “Christ” state:

*”A slain Christ has no meaning.” 1*Humanity saves itself by recognizing its own divinity – the “God” and “Christ” within.* World peace is dependent upon this understanding that humanity is divine.* The only “Satan” is not believing that man is “God.”* World peace will be attained by eliminating biblical Christianity and all of its followers.* A deadly “selection process” will be instituted as part of Antichrist’s final solution.* “Hitler didn’t hurt anyone. In a sense, he didn’t inflict suffering; he ended it.”2

Just as Hilter telegraphed his plans in Mein Kampf, so antichrist has telegraphed his plans through his designated false teachers. Author Warren B. Smith is a former follower of this coming New Age “Christ.” False Christ Coming: Does Anybody Care? describes the deceptive teachings that undergrid antichrist’s deceptive Peace Plan. False Christ Coming is a wake-up call to a church that remains strangely silent and in deep denial about the very deception that Jesus warned would come in His name (Matthew 24:3-5). Read this book and then warn your friends and family (2 Corinthians 2:11).

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Warren Smith has also published ‘Deceived On Purpose’ and ‘The Light That Was Dark’, two popular expose on the Rick Warren Movement.

Falling to Peaces

February 14, 2014

Falling to Peaces

A 12-part, 3-DVD series.

Our everyday world offers many paths to peace – on an individual level to a global scale – but although they may feel and sound good, not all paths lead to the peace they promise.

Falling to Peaces is a tool that anyone can use to be intentional about choosing the right path. It is no coincidence that we are seeing an explosion of spiritual alternatives in our world – in fact, this was predicted long ago.

With today’s uncertainty, it is important to know what the future holds. There are many contradictory prophecies and spiritual alternatives − determining what to believe is like putting together a 10,000 piece puzzle!

Falling to Peaces identifies many pieces of the puzzle and presents the big picture so that you can make informed decisions. Viewpoints from the Bible and alternative spirituality are weighed.

Please watch this trailer to learn more: