Christianity Is Defined by God’s Word—Not Man’s
| June 6, 2019
The Northeast is one of the most secular regions of our country. Many people there do not believe in God. Many more don’t believe the Bible is accurate. Some even...
To fight the good fight at every level possible, wherever Satan is most active that the Gospel would prevail, God would be glorified, and the Lamb of God would receive the full reward of His suffering. And that in all things, God's name would be great before the nations.
“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.” Charles H. Spurgeon
The weapons of our warfare are mighty in Christ Jesus! Intercessory Prayer. Gospel Proclamation. Sacrificial Love. The first battle is within ourselves, in the secret place, for our purity. Lose this one, and you're putting armor on a dead man. Be strong in Christ, and of good courage! Examine yourself, then put on His armor!
The Gospel is the sine qua non of God's redemptive work. Our redemption came at a very high price, God's Son on a cross. That's high! God considers it worthy to be the focal point of our lives, and if it's not, then who are we really following?
“He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Hebrews 1:3
The final portion of Jonathan Edwards’ first sermon on “A History of the Work of Redemption” relates five designs of God in the great work that he carries on from the fall to the end of the world.
Therefore, our stated purpose is to present and defend God’s ownership rights of the heavens and Earth, along with every man, woman, and child. He created us, died for us. He owns us.
Our Creator Jesus Christ was among us for 33 years. History clearly records His remarkable life, death, and resurrection. Suppression, denial and rejection of the historical record is an option for atheists. Our position is clear. Jesus Christ is Lord. The Creator God of Heaven and Earth. The Faithful & True Judge of all mankind.
God alone is Holy, with a Pure, Absolute, Incomprehensible, Infinite Holiness that is His alone! He lives in unapproachable light, in majestic Holiness, Purity and Glory that knows no bounds.
We were created for fellowship with God, but, we have all sinned and placed ourselves under His righteous judgment. God’s justice requires payment for sin. That payment is separation from God in the blackness, darkness, and torment of Hell for eternity, without hope.
But God, in His love for us gave His Son as that payment for our sin. Unto us a child was born. Unto us a Son was given, as a sacrificial lamb to die, that we may live.
God now commands that all mankind repent of our sin and place our faith in His Son. When we repent and place our full faith (trust) in Jesus Christ alone, we're declared by God to be Not Guilty! Forgiven, washed clean! Given a new heart and mind to live a new life.
If indeed, God performs a miracle in your life and saves you, the proof will be the transformation of your whole life. You’ll begin to love things you once ignored or even hated, and find yourself beginning to hate some of the things you loved.
You'll know that you are now His child, His personal work of love and kindness. By grace, there will be progress toward Christ likeness.
For God so loved the world, that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.
We purpose to stand as an anvil well beaten, honoring God by taking every thought captive to Christ in this battle, that He may be glorified in all and there may be genuine repentance and revival; God's forgiveness and God's restoration, and the healing of our land, to His glory.
That being said, as Socrates at his trial: "The unexamined life is not worth living." Nor, is a life of pristine orthodox theology worth living, without works. James 2
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As previously stated, our purpose is to glorify God by getting our doctrine right, which is key to getting everything else right; that Christ Jesus is glorified in all things before the nations, by our lives.
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“Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
WE AFFIRM that the Bible is God’s Word His written revelation to all mankind in sixty six books given by the Holy Spirit through dual authorship and constitutes the plenary Word of God.
WE AFFIRM that Scripture in its entirety is verbally inspired, inerrant, infallible, sufficient, complete, and determinative in the original autographs, and free from all deceit, falsehood, or misunderstanding. As such, the Scriptures constitute the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
WE AFFIRM that inspiration, though not conferring omniscience, guaranteed true and trustworthy utterance on all matters of which the Biblical authors were moved by the Holy Spirit to speak and to write.
WE AFFIRM that the biblical record of events, discourses and sayings, through the variety of appropriate literary forms, corresponds inerrantly to historical fact, affirming a literal, grammatical, historical interpretation of Scripture.
WE AFFIRM that since God is the author of all truth, then all truth both biblical and extrabiblical is consistent and coheres. Therefore, the Bible speaks truth when it touches on matters pertaining to nature, creation, history, or anything else.
WE AFFIRM that in some of the cases extrabiblical data has value for clarifying what Scripture teaches, and prompting greater accuracy of our interpretation.
WE AFFIRM that the days of creation in Genesis are six consecutive, literal days. That the entire universe including the earth, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and Adam and Eve were created in those six (approx. 24 hour) days by God's Son, Jesus, Second Person of The Trinity.
WE AFFIRM that the Genesis 5 and 11 genealogies are chronological, giving a creation date 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. We acknowledge disagreements whether textual omissions may have occurred.
WE AFFIRM that all people on this planet are descendants of Adam and Eve and bear equally the image of God. Thereby, affirming, there is only one race of human beings, the Mitochondrial Eve race. Variations of people groups is simply the subsequent result of the dispersion at the Tower of Babel into different regions.
WE AFFIRM that the Bible warrants the need for apologetics. Therefore, we aim to defend the Christian faith against all challenges leveled by unbelievers, there by vindicating the Christian philosophy of life against all autonomous philosophies.
The Glory of God the Lostness of Man and the Gospel of Christ, David Platt
Our Position is one of love and gratitude for the Son of God loving us while we were yet sinners, and then dying for us! Bruce Shelley framed it this way:
Master's Seminary Statement of Faith has been our theological compass for faith and practice for 30 years. Want to know what we believe? Click on it.
We've often been called MacArthurites. You will find GTY.org a major resource.
Greg Bahnsen was, is, will always be, my hero in the faith, for his defense of Christ. You'll find Always Ready is often quoted, so you might as well just go buy it.
We also greatly admire and appreciate Albert Mohler's theological as well as philosophical leadership. Therefore, we have the Abstract of Principles along with The Baptist Faith and Message with a history of Al Mohler's presidency of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. R. C. Sproul of Ligonier Ministries is still a dear and respected mentor. If you do not receive TABLETALK you should be ashamed of yourself and correct that.
To defend the whole body of truth that Christ, while He was here, confirmed, clarified and died for. That means more than defending theism and creationism. Involved is a defense of all areas Satan is working to destroy.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Genesis 1
Creation was a succession of monumental, supernatural creative miracles by God, out of nothing visible, other than Himself. Science cannot contribute anything to the understanding of creation since there were no observers, and by definition science can say nothing about the supernatural. Creation cannot be verified by any naturalistic methodologies since creation did not come about by any naturalistic processes and cannot be reproduced or duplicated in any way. God has given us His record of creation in the Scriptures. Jesus, Himself quoted from the Genesis account of creation. We either believe what the Bible clearly says about creation or we don't. Science can confirm or deny that basic fact.
God is Holy. In Him is no darkness at all. We're not holy, but rather, quite sinful. Like sheep, we have all gone astray and no longer reverence the Lord our God. Fact is, we've become exceedingly evil, and evil brings destructive foolishness. Then the fool says: THERE IS NO GOD!
Like Israel of old, America is experiencing God's judgment of abandonment; letting us have our own way, and permitting us to drown in our own evil desires.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, Lest he be wise in his own eyes. Proverbs 26:5-6
America is now rushing to accept, promote, and aggressively defend any and all variants of what was once considered normal cultural behavior, as long as it supports the citizens of Gomorrah, over those of Gethsemane.
We have not only witnessed the brutal killing of over 60 million of our own children, but the selling of their body parts to the highest bidder, as mothers celebrate infanticide in our streets.
We have witnessed the death of purity, innocence, virtue, beauty, chasteness, good manners, etiquette, dignity, courtesy, respect, wholesomeness, tenderness, gentleness, modesty, propriety, politeness, decorum, decency, shame and guilt, righteousness, honor, nobility, civility, kindness, graciousness, reverence, reason, sound moral principles and judgment; along with the loss of masculine leadership from good and faithful men of God, of resolute honor, loyalty, chivalry, gallantry, valor, wisdom, discernment, and unshakable, as well as unconditional love for Christ.
We have witnessed God write Ichabod, Ichabod, the glory is departed across many of our churches, leaving us with little more than empty sepulchers, cold repositories of religious artifacts and activities populated by well meaning Christians, of whom many do not possess the new life in Jesus Christ they profess.
We have witnessed Heisenberg's uncertainty principle morph into the uncertainty of everything in our universities, and ambiguity in our seminaries. We have witnessed not only the denial of God's rightful position and ownership rights as our Creator and Lord, but His very existence as well.
David Platt in Counter Culture, “Tell any modern person that there is a God who sustains, owns, defines, rules, and one day will judge him or her, and that person will balk in offense." He continues “…the most offensive claim in Christianity is that God is the Creator, Owner, and Judge of every person on the planet. Every one of us stands before him guilty of sin, and the only way to be reconciled to him is through faith in Jesus, the crucified Savior and risen King. All who trust in his love will experience everlasting life while all who turn from his lordship will suffer everlasting death."
The existence of a holy God, even one who reconciles the world back to Himself on a cross, is offensive to the majority of Americans today. Highly offensive to 99% of Democrats.
We have witnessed nothing short of the ignominious collapse of the traditional moral and ethical principles and values of our nation. We have witnessed the coarsening of American life to the point where only the prurient and sensate are effectual in advertising and Facebook is now offering 56 different gender choices to help you recreate yourself into something other than God's image.
Recently, in Santa Ana, California, parents were up in arms because the Santa Ana Junior High offered LGBT fairs for the kids' complete with a drag queen providing make-up lessons. These kids were only 11 to 14 years of age. This is the kind of hellish demonic nightmare playing out in our country in our “brave new schools.” This is what happens when God is removed from our educational system. The parents crowded into the school board meeting to complain. And the response? The school board actually chastised the parents for daring to bring their narrow-minded, bigoted prejudicial opinions into the meeting. School Board members yelled epithets at the parents and reportedly one vocal woman on the school board called the nearly exclusive Hispanic parents, liars, and fear-mongers.
If the foundations are destroyed what can the righteous do?
We're straining at gnats and swallowing camels, trying to change an educational system that is in the lap of the Evil One. This is a spiritual conflict; part of the long war against God, Jesus warned us about.
Debating the philosophy of education at school board meetings accomplishes no more than debating the philosophy of government with 29 year old bartenders in our nation's capital. Yet, we must!
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody its shining. Lighthouses don't need to fire cannons to call attention to their light. They just shine. Dwight L. Moody
Schools have no idea how silly this looks, trying to write a child's life story with nitpicking over commas or semicolons, yet, withholding wisdom, understanding, common sense, and good judgment.
Education in large measure today is indoctrination (what to think) rendering our young grist for the Democratic mill. Ergo, liberals in the New York Times are fighting hard for 16 year olds to vote.
Virtue and modesty are honest, sincere words you don't hear in today's insane, sex crazed/sex confused, sin sick world.
Today's virtuous Christian does not let this world squeeze them or their children into its broken, dysfunctional mold.
SAT scores demonstrate that today’s home schooled students are among the best and brightest in the United States.
Today the entire field of human sexual behavior is marked by fierce moral relativism and rampant perversion with the most flagrant purveyors acclaimed as cultural icons by media pseudo-stars.
The savages (new atheists) are escalating the tempo of their insanity denying the the first two laws of thermodynamics, and original intent of our Constitution and the societal peace and order that naturally flows from a social consensus with fixed moral and ethical absolutes based on the obvious reality of God's existence as seen throughout creation.
Our sworn enemy goes by many names. Scripture calls him our “adversary” who prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. He is constantly at work throughout the world in his long war against God. It's painfully obvious that America —is one of his battlefields.
Yet Christians are often ignorant of his plans, power, and even his presence, and are today so easily caught off guard.
All of this is being accomplished through a democratic process of civil government and judicial activism by hedonistic nihilists; humanistic deconstructionists in our universities; and well entrenched evolutionary dogmatists preaching a purely fictionalized form of Darwinian synthesis under the mantle of science.
Abiogenesis? Microbes to man? Aristotle (384-322 BC) believed flies formed from decaying material and logs gave rise to crocodiles. Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) disproved spontaneous generation, and his work still stands. But, you know that.
"The number of intermediate varieties which have formerly existed on earth must be truly enormous. Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory." Charles Darwin 1902
“Nowhere was Darwin able to point to one bona fide case of natural selection having actually generated evolutionary change in nature….Ultimately, the Darwinian theory of evolution is no more nor less than the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century.” Michael Denton, Evolution: A Theory in Crises (Bethesda, Maryland: Adler & Adler, 1986) pp. 62, 358.
“Evolutionism is a fairy tale for grown-ups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless.” Louis Bounoure, The Advocate, 8 March 1984, p. 17
For centuries, Americans were taught a truthful view of American history that recognized the Godly heroes and moral foundation our nation was founded upon.
In recent years, the secular revisionist view of American history has distorted or completely omitted the truth of our past and the records of the moral and spiritual foundations of America.
From the myth of the Separation of Church and State, the heroism of our founding Fathers, to the building of our nation’s monuments to the Civil Rights Movement, this series will inspire every American to reclaim our Godly American heritage. Join historian David Barton and experience for yourself the untold true documented accounts of our nation’s history in the American Heritage Series.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." US Congress, July 4, 1776.
John Locke cited 1,506 Bible verses in his Two Treatises Of Government. Locke's work was used and quoted in the writing of The Declaration of Independence.
The Constitution of the United States and The Declaration of Independence both share principles from John Locke.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
“It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not religion, but the gospel of Jesus Christ."
“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.”
"The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican form of government is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible."
Whether pseudo scholarship, science fiction, or latest sociological delusion, this world would have you believe that microbes to man is fact; that the book, The Godless Constitution is research and factual; that nature only looks designed; gender is a social construct among four races: (Caucasoid, Mongoloid, Negroid, Australoid); marriage is man's creation; and killing 60 million children, a choice.
Nature looks designed, because it is. There is only one race of human beings, the Mitochondrial Eve race. God created man male XY and female XX in His image. There's no transgender, only XY or XX. God defined marriage and the principles and responsibilities of husband and wife. God has also judged nations for killing much less than 60 million children.
The Godless Constitution has 1 footnote. Original Intent by David Barton has over 1700 footnotes, nearly 300 biographies, 1,400 citations, 400 other references. Now, who would you believe, and why? Your choice, will say more about you, than the Biblical foundations of America.
The history of the Democratic party's role in slavery, segregation, and brutal oppression of the Black community as inferior, is truly one of the darkest chapters in all of American history. Disagree? You don't know your history.
Historian David Barton sets the record straight by tracing and documenting our rich African American political history presenting some of this country's greatest unheralded heroes:
The Rev. Frederick Douglass,
Rev, Richard Allen,
Rev. Henry Highland Garnet,
Rev. Hiram Rhodes Revels,
Joseph Hayne Rainey,
John Roy Lynch
and many others
letting them all speak freely and clearly for themselves in the halls of congress, the Congressional Record, and from the Library of Congress.
Today, with Ivy-League damage control, branding, and media controlled cosmetic surgery, Democrats' segregation and oppression of Conservatives, Christians, and Jews continues virtually unabated, while weeding out God from our schools and every vestige of American life.
For 890 days Democrats’ obstructionism has been unprecedented, violating all historical norms. The Democrats are determined to prevent the President from ever staffing his administration.
What Schumer & Pelosi are doing is a brand new phenomenon. At this rate the United States Senate will take 11.5 years to confirm the presidential nominees, as new incoming demoncrats are yelling
"we're going to impeach the #$@%&!"
Sounds more demonic than democratic. In fact, isn't that line from The Exorcist? Maybe this is why America isn't found standing with Israel in Revelation?
God is Holy—with a Pure, Absolute, Incomprehensible, Infinite Holiness that is His alone! He lives in unapproachable light in majestic Holiness, Purity, Glory that knows no bounds.
Unlike us, God is Good. He is perfect in transcendent Omniscience, Wisdom, Justice and Love. Love for you and me.
בראשית we were created for fellowship with God. But, we have all sinned, and separated ourselves from God and placed ourselves under His true and righteous judgment. God's justice requires a payment for our sin, for God to remain just, righteous, and holy. That required payment is separation from God in the blackness, darkness, and torment of Hell for eternity, without hope.
But God, in His great love for us sent His perfect Holy Son to die as that payment, for our sin. Unto us a child was born, unto us a Son was given, as a sacrificial lamb to die, that we might live, and that we may have peace with God through Him.
By raising Jesus from the dead God displayed His acceptance of His Son's substitutionary payment on our behalf. God now commands everyone to repent of their sin, and place their faith in His Son Jesus Christ, our Creator and Lord.
When we repent, and place our faith (trust, belief, confidence) in Christ, God saves us, and we are forgiven. This is the very reason for what we call Good Friday.
The Cross of Christ is God's Good News! Not for Him, but for us, now and forever. Our life was secured by the Son of God dying in our place and rising from the grave, on what we call Easter Sunday.
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. John 10
If indeed, God performs a miracle in your life and saves you, the proof will be a transformation of your whole life. You will begin to love things you once ignored or hated, and find yourself beginning to hate some of the things you once loved. You'll know that you are now His child, His personal work of loving kindness, and by grace, there will be progress toward Christ likeness in your life. And great joy!
So be ready! There's a cost for following Christ. Sometimes the cost is everything you have. But it's worth it! The decision is yours. If God is working in your heart, follow the light home! Now. Right now!
If not, pray earnestly for God to change your heart. You can make a lot of mistakes in life and get by, but this is one you do not want to make. Please don't!
David Kupelian began his book with:
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL HAS BECOME AMERICA THE BIZARRE.
Government openly defies the law, Christians are prosecuted as criminals, children "transition" to the opposite sex, and 130 million Americans depend on mind-altering substances just to get through their day... he closed it with:
"God does not create loving and obedient children the same way He creates the rest of the universe. But in leaving a race of prodigal sons and daughters here, untethered in a moral wilderness with the freedom to follow their own folly for a season and thereby learn precious lessons, God knew many would eventually come to their senses and come back home to Him.
May it be so with you."
To defend the whole body of truth that Christ, while He was here, confirmed, clarified and died for. That means more than defending theism and creationism. Involved is a defense of all areas Satan is working to destroy. That some are saved, others strengthened to serve, we pray! This battle is the Lord's. Christ has given us many great and powerful weapons. Prayer is our greatest weapon! Use it!
In his early years, Isaac Watts once complained about hymn singing in church: "To see the dull indifference, the negligent and thoughtless air that sits upon the faces of a whole assembly, while the psalm is upon their lips, might even tempt a charitable observer to suspect the fervency of their inward religion." He had been bemoaning such since his late teens. His father, tired of his complaints, challenged him to write something better. The next week, Isaac presented his first hymn to the church, "Behold the Glories of the Lamb," which received an enthusiastic response. The career of the "Father of English Hymnody" had begun.
"No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as, the curse is found."
The battle is the Lord's. The task He has assigned to us begins with our heart, yours and mine. Because, whoever holds the high ground in our heart, the King, or ourselves, determines our faithfulness in this battle. Pure and simple. Period.
I am getting desperately afraid of going to heaven for I have had the vision of the shame I shall suffer as I get my first glimpse of the Lord Jesus; His majesty, power and marvellous love for me, who treated Him so meanly and shabbily on earth, and acted as though I did Him a favour in serving Him! No wonder God shall have to wipe away the tears off all faces, for we shall be broken-hearted when we see the depth of His love and the shallowness of ours. C.T. Studd
Don & Judi, Chris, Christin, CJ Mosteller
ProLife, Pro Family, Pro Hope in Christ
My wife and I served with World Gospel Crusades, have worked in Jr. High, College/Career, and homeless ministries. I have been studying apologetics 35 years with websites since 1998. We've been married 46 years with 3 children. Three great children!
Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord, the love of my life, the very air that I breathe. Defending the Truth of His Scripture has been my highest honor, greatest joy, and precious privilege beyond words.
Wasn't always that way. When I was young I thought I was a wonderful Christian, but not really, just churchy. Knew a lot of the right words. If I hadn't met a young woman on staff with CCC, well, I'm just very thankful that I met her, and married her a year later.
Sharing your faith will change your life. No matter how simple your story, it can change the lives of others for eternity.
God was here for 33 years— history records it. Did you know there's now enough information confirming this historical reality that you can get a PhD in the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
You can have hope because Jesus lives, and because He lives, we shall live also.
"According to research, many Christians no longer believe that God is the supreme Creator and Ruler of the universe. Such “Christians” believe that everyone is god or that maybe god is simply the realization of one’s human potential. Over half of “Christians” don’t believe the Holy Spirit or Satan is real, and tens of millions of them don’t believe that Jesus is the divine Son of God. Finally, almost half of “Christians” don’t believe the Bible is completely true." Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live. (p. 77). Platt, David.
Here's a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and questions, then answers them.
The existence of the Biblical God is now a stark objective reality that is rationally, factually provable beyond a reasonable doubt. The discoveries of the last 5 years are insurmountable for the naturalist. The only escape for an atheist today is to suppress and reject the obvious Truth.
Simple Bible Facts.org
Defending Your Faith Network.org
but, it's going to take a while...
Apologetics begins not with the latest discoveries in support of the scriptural worldview, but confidence that all the treasures of Wisdom, Knowledge and Truth are hid in Christ Jesus our Lord.
When men reject Christ, their minds and hearts are darkened; they become fools. That rejection has intellectual, emotional and eternal consequences.
Understanding the antithesis that exists, the apologist defends faith in Christ by demonstrating by his words and life the supremacy of the Christian worldview.
1. Assuming God’s laws of logic to argue for a godless universe.
2. Assuming absolute moral standards within a world of chemical reactions.
3. Assuming the order in the universe came from disorder.
Truth is the opposite of naturalism's lie, which now dominates our landscape. Where do you place ultimate authority? God's Word or man's? Choose God's!
We're not a unique ministry, nor are we another Creation vs. Evolution ministry. We defend the authority and inerrancy of scripture from a non-denominational position in every area Satan is engaged.
Since we're not a universal resource and well understand our limitations, we do not address technical issues beyond historically accepted positions. We're simply a link to the principal resources shown on our Directory page.
Our goal is to engage and occupy as many areas of this conflict as possible, pulling down every stronghold and lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God by equipping believers with the finest apologetic resources available.
Some of those areas extend well beyond section 501(c)(3) guidelines, therefore, we refuse to be under those restrictions. Satan's certainly not. Nor, is Christ Jesus. Therefore, we then have more options available for engagement and victory.
What would America be like if churches were free of governmental regulations, because all donations and offerings were no longer tax deductible? Stronger!
Fewer giving units, but more believers! And all offerings would then be to God, and not to ourselves by way of the IRS. More first century, than twenty first century, and the church would not be under the constant threat of the loss of its tax exempt status or parking lot taxes.
Case in point, excerpt from ECFA article:
"As is mentioned in the Grassley Staff Report, under current law, a single violation of the political campaign prohibition by a 501(c)(3) organization is a basis for revocation of the organization’s exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service. Evidence of the IRS’s position in this regard is found in the following excerpt from Revenue Ruling 2007-41: However, for their organizations to remain tax exempt under section 501(c)(3), leaders cannot make partisan comments in official organization publications or at official functions of the organization."
Dependency on grace and benevolence from local, state and federal agencies is not wise, nor scriptural. As it stands now, what will America look like by 2030 for our churches, children, grandchildren?
We posit that the Church should avoid being in the compromised position of bowing to Caesar, as much as possible.
Considering the legislation of the last 10 years alone, not taking into account that we have now killed 60 million of our own children and their mothers are out in our streets shouting their abortion; I think that it might be wise, if feasible, to take the 501 (C) 3 bit our of our mouth at the beginning of the next fiscal year.
That leaves anti-discrimination laws as well as others like zoning, taxation, employment, and a myriad of city, county, state and federal law to navigate, but it would eliminate one powerful control device from their arsenal. Again, if at all possible.
Liberty of Conscience, Abstract of Principles
God alone is Lord of the conscience; and He hath left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men, which are in anything contrary to His word, or not contained in it.
Civil magistrates being ordained of God, subjection in all lawful things commanded by them ought to be yielded by us in the Lord, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
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1. The residual noetic effects of man's Fall and God's Curse on all creation.
2. Satan, working feverishly to destroy God’s highest creation made in His own image to deprive God of His due glory.
3. That in a perfect world with every good thing provided for our happiness and contentment, that we could sin.
4. The desires and lust of a man's flesh, the covetousness and envy of our eyes, our crippling pride and duplicitous heart.
5. The world in the lap of the Evil One. Yet, that men must first believe it before they can begin to understand it. Today, demonic activity is real and prevalent.
6. Man's bent toward self-deception, that drives the foolishness of unbelief and the insanity of the rejection of Truth. Men do love darkness rather than light.
7. The Immorality of Neutrality.
"Attempting to be neutral in one's intellectual endeavors (whether research, argumentation, reasoning, or teaching) is tantamount to striving to erase the antithesis between the Christian and the unbeliever." GLB William Lane Craig is a good example . This battle is spiritual not philosophical.
8. Pastors unwilling to engage the evil, pervasive evil in this country for fear of losing their job, church tax exempt status, or the support of their church board.
9. The rise of destructive annihilatory behaviors of the Democratic party, attributable to demonic activity in their leadership and our society at large.
10. The rise of Islam. The inevitable demographic and societal realities for Europe and North America by 2050.
Make no mistake, our allegiance is to Jesus Christ, Sola Scriptura, the Gospel. But, I'm an American, and I can't stand what Satan, working behind the scenes, has done to our country and our people.
In this spiritual conflict, our best weapon, according to scripture, is fervent prayer. He said, "if my people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and heal their land."
I believe Him. How about you?
Our apologetic effort is to secure a place for the Gospel to stand and be heard, that men & women, boys & girls, young people might believe to the glory of God, and be saved from the judgement to come.
I'm aware that we have briefly touched upon many seemingly extraneous issues. Nevertheless, they are corollaries, if for no other reason than Satan is working desperately to destroy them, simply to deny God the full glory of His Creation.
At the cross good and evil are seen for what they are. We are seen for who we are. And God in Christ is seen reconciling the world back to Himself by His own substitutionary, sacrificial death on a cross on our behalf, out of love for us.
Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all. What about you?
Therefore, we work to defend the whole body of truth that Christ, while He was here, confirmed, clarified, and died for. An empty tomb declares, He is not here. He has Risen! He has Risen Indeed!
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Our prayer is that your study of scripture would produce a real joy of discovery, a delight of understanding, a confidence that would move you to an even deeper love relationship with Christ.
Your friend, and humble fellow servant,