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 and He has given us great and powerful weapons, and prayer is not only a great privilege and honor, but a very powerful weapon. Use it!
Prayer is our greatest weapon! Use it!
Jesus is Lord, not Caesar
Engagement of evil demands no IRS oversight. No bit in our mouth. The Devil is real, and Satan has been hard at work in our nation for over 70 years in many areas that the church could not address under 501(C)(3) tax code.
No more silence, anonymity. The Devil is real and at work in every area of American life. Today, as Ravi says everything is Right or Left, not Up or Down, and never Right or Wrong.
The 1954 Johnson Amendment of the U.S. tax code prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from…. anything they want.
Therefore, we do not accept any donations, offerings, honorariums, travel allowances, or gifts. We accept no advertising revenue, and have absolutely nothing to sell, lease, or rent. My wife and I pay for this ministry.
Freely we have received, and freely we give, without IRS non-profit restrictions.
We pray for our President and all those in authority over us. However, Jesus is Lord, not Caesar. We obey our government, unless it requires us to disobey our God.
“There are two days on my calendar:
This Day and That Day.”
God Loves You!
“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.
He Loves, Loves, Loves
Far as the Curse is Found
Commentary by Dr. Albert Mohler
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 enthusiastic response. The career of the "Father of English Hymnody" had begun.
Joy to the World, published in 1719 based on Psalm 98 was not a Christmas hymn, rather the joy of the Second Coming of Christ.
The third verse: "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" reminds us the King is coming and the curse will end. Hallelujah! Amen!
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God nor give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, malice, covetousness. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:21-32
Hymns of Grace receives our Highest Recommendation
Don, Judi, Chris, Christin, CJ Mosteller
ProLife, Pro Family, Pro Hope in Christ
My wife and I have served with World Gospel Crusades, and in both church and para-church ministries. We've been married 47 years, with three great Christ-centered children.
Jesus Christ is my Savior and Lord, the love of my life, the very air that I breathe. Defending His Truth in His Holy Canon of Scripture has been my highest honor, greatest joy, and most precious privilege beyond words.
Wasn't always that way. As a young man I thought that I was a wonderful Christian, but maybe not, really just churchy. I grew up knowing a lot of the right words and Bible verses. If I hadn't met a young woman on staff with CCC―well, I am very, very thankful that I met her, and married her a year later. Very!
Sharing your faith will change your life, and no matter how simple your story is of how you came to faith in Jesus Christ it can change the lives of others for time and all eternity.
Has life been a box of chocolates? No―yes. The journey has been through some deep, dark valleys, not being able to finish seminary, the death of our daughter, with some blessed, brilliant mountain tops, my wife and children. Through it all, we have learned that we can depend upon our Lord Jesus. He is faithful!
Our most common question is about finding a good church. This is our personal choice is: Denton Bible Church with Tommy Nelson. Whether you live on University drive or not.
We hold that God spoke in His written Word by a process of dual authorship. The Holy Spirit so superintended the human authors that, through their individual personalities and different styles of writing, they composed and recorded God’s Word to man (2 Peter 1:20-21) without error in the whole or in the part (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16).
We hold that, whereas there may be several applications of any given passage of Scripture, there is but one true interpretation. The meaning of Scripture is to be found as one diligently applies the literal, grammatical, historical method of interpretation under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit (John 7:17; 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15; 1 John 2:20).
It is the responsibility of believers to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning of Scripture, recognizing that proper application is binding on all generations. Yet the truth of Scripture stands in judgment of men; never do men stand in judgment of it.
We deal in facts as much as possible. Yet, we're accused of having "Strong Opinions." Since truth today is considered by many as relative, facts can be rejected. Nevertheless, truth is the opposite of naturalism's lie, which dominates the landscape. Where do you place ultimate authority, God's Word or man's?
“Since God is the highest good, he would not allow any evil to exist in his works unless his omnipotence and goodness were such as to bring good even out of evil.”
Augustine of Hippo
“Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.”
Joni Eareckson Tada
I spent a long time trying to come to grips with my doubts, when suddenly I realized I had better come to grips with what I already knew and believed. I have since moved from the agony of questions that I cannot answer, to the reality of answers that I cannot escape, and it's a great relief. ―Tom Skinner
If you don't have a copy of Always Ready, Greg Bahnsen, you are going to see it often quoted and used extensively, so you might as well just go out and buy one. It is on my desk.
Apologetics does not begin with the latest discoveries in support of the scriptural worldview, rather confidence that all the treasures of Wisdom, Knowledge and Truth itself are all hidden in Christ Jesus our Lord.
When men rejected Christ (Fall and Noetic curse) their minds became darkened; they became fools. That rejection has profound intellectual, emotional, eternal consequences.
Understanding the antithesis that exists, the apologist today defends faith in Christ by demonstrating by his words and his 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.
How does DYFN decide which issues to defend, and which to leave to others with greater expertise to defend?
Since we're not a universal resource and well understand our limitations, we do not address theological or technical issues beyond the historically accepted positions. Links to the primary resources are on every page, our Directory has a Resource Section. We're a Defense Depot of God's best men's work.
“[W]e seek a return to the oldest and most commonsensical interpretive principle: In their full context, words mean what they conveyed to reasonable people at the time they were written…” Antonin Scalia, Bryan Garner Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts
Challenges for 2020:
1. The residual noetic effects of the Fall and God's Curse on mankind and all of creation, and how those effects are used against God.
2. Satan, working feverishly to destroy our nation and the world through sinful moral corruption to deprive God of His due glory.
3. That in a perfect world with every good thing provided for life, happiness, and our contentment, that we could sin against God.
4. The desires and lust of a man's flesh, the covetousness and envy of our eyes, and our crippling pride and duplicitous heart.
5. The world in the lap of the Evil One, yet, that men must first see and believe that, before they can ever begin to understand it.
6. Man's bent toward self-deception, that drives the foolishness of unbelief and the insanity of the rejection of obvious Truth.
7. The Immorality of Neutrality. Men trying to please men, rather than God. Fearing the rejection of men rather than God's judgment.
8. Pastors unwilling to engage pervasive evil for fear of losing support of the church board, church tax exempt status, and their job.
9. The alarming acceptance of the increase of profound evil and classic demonic activity throughout all sectors of American life.
10. The rise of Islam and the demographic and societal realities for Europe and America by 2030 as sharia law demands equal rights.
11. The Socialist Left, LGBTQ perversion and pedophilia, death of purity, innocence, virtue, marriage, gender, home and family, America.
12. The 2020 Election, prevalent voter fraud, media control, China's cyber warfare unit, DNC insanity, and irresponsible voters.
Again, our goal is to secure a place for the Gospel to stand that men & women, young people, boys & girls might believe and be saved, whether America fares well, or falls. That is God's business. Our's is to be faithful and do what He clearly told all of us to do.
That begins with our commitment to sola fide - sola gratia - solus Christus - sola scriptura - soli Deo gloria until King Jesus returns.
Excerpt From The Letter of
Ignatius to Polycarp 3.1-2
Do not let those who appear trustworthy yet who teach strange doctrines confuse you. Stand firm, like an anvil being struck with a hammer.  It is the mark of a great athlete to be bruised, yet still conquer. But especially we must, for God’s sake, patiently bear all things, so that he may also bear with us. Be more diligent than you are. Understand the times. Wait expectantly for the one who is above time: the Eternal, the Invisible, who for our sake became visible; the Intangible, the Unsuffering, who for our sake suffered, who for our sake endured in every way.
1. Στῆθι ὡς ἄκμων τυπτόμενος
The Unquestioned Inerrancy, Infallibility, Verbal Inspiration, Determinative Authority, Sufficiency, and Perspicuity of Scripture, the Biblical Christ, and Exclusivity of The Gospel, all from God's Special Revelation The Bible.
Position: We will by God's grace stand as an anvil well beaten and never bow to Caesar.
I'm aware that we have briefly touched upon seemingly extraneous issues. Nevertheless, they are corollaries, if for no other reason than Satan is working feverishly, desperately to destroy them, simply to deny God the full glory of His creation and Christ Jesus the full reward of His suffering.
God our Father will see to it that His Son is not disappointed, and we cherish the privilege to work and strive toward that glorious end.
Your prayer support and encouragement is precious to us, but, that's it, that's as far as it goes. If you still feel led to do something more, please support your local church generously. If you still feel led to do more support:
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 Jesus Christ that manifests itself in obedience and service to His glory.
As Oswald Chambers put it, Christ deserves My Utmost For His Highest. He does! So see to it beloved, see to it that Christ your Savior receives the full reward of His suffering.
“Shut out every other consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only—My Utmost for His Highest. I am determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and for Him alone.” Oswald Chambers
Your fellow servants for Him alone,
Don & Judi Mosteller