The Clear Line

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As a Bible teacher, I find that there is a clear line between judging a person, and judging doctrine. I am not to judge another, but I can judge doctrine (teaching.) In fact, if someone is not preaching sound Biblical doctrine, the Bible tells me to “mark them,” and avoid them. That is not judging them as a person, that is an admonition to others to keep them safe. The Amplified Bible says: “I appeal to you, brethren, to be on your guard concerning those who create dissensions and difficulties and cause divisions, in opposition to the doctrine (the teaching) which you have been taught. [I warn you to turn aside from them, to] avoid them.” (Romans 16:17 AMP)

As a “for instance,” Joseph Prince is the primary teacher in the world today of what I call “Greasy Grace,” an un-Biblical doctrine. If you are warned that his doctrine is not sound, and that it is is deceiving the church, that does not mean you are condemning him as an individual, it is simply a warning that his deceptive, demonic doctrine is hurtful to the Body of Christ. We should “mark them” and avoid them… and pray that the veil of deception is lifted from their heart and mind.

An Admonition on “Greasy Grace” Teaching…

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No matter how big, or well known, a ministry is, no matter what explanation may be attempted; the “Hyper-Grace,” or, as I call it, the “Greasy Grace” doctrine that is invading the church today, can not be excused, and can not be explained away as “benign.” It is, simply, a doctrine of devils, and should be rejected completely. Shake the dust off your feet, and leave it alone.

Merely an Observation…

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To my liberal friends, a simple observation: The President recently said that if the Republicans (essentially) don’t support his agenda, then he would have no choice but to continue to use Executive privilege to usurp the Constitutional process and enforce what amounts to “royal edits” that over-ride, and bypass, laws that have been enacted through the, apparently, “old , out-dated” Constitutional process.

Naturally, those that agree with the President’s socialist agenda think that this is perfectly fine… after all, it bypasses those “obstructionist” Republicans that are attempting to do what their own constituents want them to do to stop the Obama Administration from continuing to take apart our whole Constitutional system, and take us further into socialism.

My question: assuming that one day we have another Republican president, will it therefore, be okay with you to bypass the Constitutional process, and hand down edicts that completely reverse everything that Progressives have done to damage our country? That would okay, right? That would be fair. OK, then, if and when it happens, I firmly expect you to sit down, and shut up… just like you are telling us to do now.

After all, fair is fair.

I’m Not Sitting Down and Shutting Up!

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I get that secular humanists don’t like Christians. They find us so superstitious, after all, we believe in an invisible God, and we worship Him, essentially admitting that we are incapable of helping ourselves. After all, we need help from this “God” just to go to some place after death that they don’t even think exists. I mean, after all! Come on! Poor, pitiful people, they need to just sit down, shut up, and quit quoting that ancient, useless, Book of theirs!

That’s what they are saying today. Well, tough. I AM a Christian, and whether they like it or not, I believe the ENTIRE Bible. The Bible IS the unadulterated, pure, accurate Word of God! If it says homosexuality is a sin. Then guess what? It IS a sin! Your whining about it won’t change what it says. Furthermore, your whining about it won’t change the FACT that I believe the Bible!

I heard Bill O’Reilly last night say that Phil Robertson wasn’t “behaving like a Christian” because the Book of Luke says we are not to judge anyone. Well, first of all, Bill O’Reilly is not the person I would listen to for Biblical exegesis, but secondly, Phil Robertson, from A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” was not pointing to an individual person and saying, “THAT guy is a homosexual, and HE is NOT going to heaven!” All Phil said, was the accurate statement that THE BIBLE says that homosexuality is a sin. And, it does. Denying it won’t change it. Not saying it won’t change it. In fact, Phil when on IN THE SAME interview, and said that he was not a man’s judge, but God was. He said that he was going to “leave it all to God.” Well, good on you, Phil! BUT, O’Reilly is taking the same stand that the media at large has adopted… they have a specific agenda. O’Reilly even agreed in his discussion that “this was done to further their political cause.” What is that cause? To state emphatically that Bible believing Christians should sit down, shut up, and fade away! After all, THEY (the secular media) know better.

Well, check me out. I am not sitting down, and I am not shutting up. Deal with it!

Scientist Says Humans Came From the Mating of a Chimp and a Pig. No, Really!

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If this had been posted on April 1st, it would be funny. But, no, it is a real news story. I guess he hasn’t read 1 Corinthians 15:39, “For all flesh is not the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for beasts, another for birds, and another for fish.” (Amplified Bible) This is sick stuff.

Scientist: Humans Evolved From Chimpanzee and Pig Mating

From The Christian Post – “Scientist and author Eugene M. McCarthy has proposed an hypothesis that humans evolved from a female chimpanzee and male pig mating. McCarthy reports, ‘Is it possible for a pig to hybridize with a chimpanzee? I have no way of knowing at present, but I have no logical or evidential basis for rejecting the idea.’

McCarthy’s hypothesis is shared at Macroevolution.net.

The science website Phys.org reports the hypothesis is worthy of further exploration.

The hypothesis is attracting interest from fellow science enthusiasts and bewilderment from the media. On Twitter vegetarians are comparing the eating of pigs to cannibalism.

@BigAddie responds with humor, ‘Okay, next time I hear, ‘Men are pigs,’ I’m going to reply, ‘Women are chimps.”

Although Answers in Genesis scientist David Menton disagrees with this hypothesis, he shows support for some of McCarthy’s research: ‘These hybridizing experiments he’s doing are of interest to us, because many species of animals could come from just one ‘kind,” (quote from WND).”

Giving Thanks This Year!

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I posted this on Facebook this morning:

Our current government administration may have thrown Israel “under the bus” with the current Iran “If you like your nukes, you can keep them” initiative, but remember this quote this from when the foundation of the temple was laid in Jerusalem:

Ezr. 3:11 – “And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.”

Give thanks, this Thanksgiving, that the mercy of the Lord is FOREVER toward Israel!

A New Top-Level Internet Domain Name is Coming in 2015!

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As new TLDs (Top-Level Domains) become available, it is nice to see Christians are getting in on the new naming trend!

Dot-Bible Takes Scripture From Gutenberg to Google

“With fewer and fewer domain names available, American Bible Society will facilitate the addition of countless Web addresses by releasing the .BIBLE top-level domain (TLD), making the message of the Bible even more accessible to people in a way that best fits their digital lives.

Upon finalizing a contract with the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), American Bible Society will have the rights to operate the .BIBLE TLD. The addition of the .BIBLE TLD will accelerate global online Bible access and facilitate engagement in ways not previously possible.

‘The goal of making the Bible more accessible has inspired innovation since the 1400s when the printing press was created, so it is not surprising that the Bible would continue to be pushing progress,’ said Scott Wennermark, director of strategic advancement for American Bible Society. ‘The .BIBLE top-level domain will allow American Bible Society to increase the availability of Bibleresources and expand the reach of Scripture in new and relevant ways.’

The .BIBLE domain names are anticipated to become available in 2015. ICANN is currently finalizing the steps of the expansion program, and as soon as the process is completed, American Bible Society and its supporting partners will finalize preparations for launching .BIBLE.

American Bible Society intends to make .BIBLE domain names available to individuals and groups who have a healthy respect for the Bible.

‘This is the Bible’s moment to move from Gutenberg to Google,’ adds Doug Birdsall, American Bible Society president. ‘I can think of no better way to signal to today’s generations that the Bible is wide open for a bold and promising future.’”

Vote Based on TRUTH, not Personalities!

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There is an interesting scripture in 1 Corinthians 3:1-6

1 “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”

Notice a few things here. Some in Corinth that Paul was writing to were saying, “I am of Paul, or, I am of Apollos.” In other words, they were “personality cult” followers of these men. Paul said very directly that this was immature and carnal (flesh-driven.) We, as Christians, should NOT be personality followers.

What SHOULD be our orientation? We should respect, honor, and follow TRUTH. And what is TRUE? Jesus said it best, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17) God’s Word IS TRUTH!

So, in regard to voting, and the election, I would ask simply, “What do the candidate’s party platform’s say that they stand for, and how does it line up with God’s Word?” Not what do the candidates look like, sound like, and what kind of speeches do they make… NO, what do they STAND FOR? You STAND on a PLATFORM, metaphorically speaking. A platform outlines what a party actually, truly, STANDS FOR!

So, take a few issues that are important to Christians, and that the Bible is clear on, like:

What is their stand on abortion? Are they pro-life, or pro-death? God is pro-life; His Word makes that clear.

What is their stand on the definition of marriage? The Bible defines “marriage,” clearly, as between one man, and one woman. How does that party’s platform stand on the issue?

Our country was founded on personal freedoms for all… “we are endowed BY OUR CREATOR” (that’s God, by the way) with unalienable rights… we are NOT endowed by the government. Government should get out of the way of our freedoms.

What do the party platforms say on that matter? More government restrictions on personal freedoms, or less? Are we free to start and run businesses, or, are we burdened by increased regulations? Which one do you think will cause business growth, and therefore, hiring of folks in this country?

Just a few things to think about.

My concern is this, in a nutshell… it is my hope that Christians will vote THE BIBLENOT a man… not even a party… whatever yours may be. Compare all these issues and concerns to GOD’S WORD, the BIBLE, and vote accordingly!

Billy Graham’s Statement on NC Amendment One!

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Billy Graham Statement

This is a tremendous blessing! Dr. Graham has such a tremendous reputation, and has a long standing status of a kind, loving concern for people… physically and spiritually! This should go a LONG way toward reassuring people that the falsehoods that have been propagated against the amendment, are just that… false statements that are designed to instill fear!

PLEASE Vote FOR the Biblical Definition of Marriage May 8th!

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We are coming up on a crossroads for NC believers! Will NC Christians stand with the Bible definition of marriage, or will they succumb to political correctness?

Please watch what I have to say about this issue in the recent Word of Faith Netcast Number 215!

Let’s join thirty other southern states in declaring the santity of Biblical marriage to be the standard we want to live by!

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