young earth theory

Young Earth Theory: Christianity’s Foundation?

project GIFThe Young Earth Theory Debate

The young earth theory is one of the most hotly debated Biblical topics. Instead of taking the Holy Bible for what it says, people are skewing the Biblical account of creation to fit their agenda.

I certainly disagree with the notion that believing in an old earth or gap theory is blasphemous, but it is rather troubling. The thought that we can put millions of years between 1:1 and 1:2 is a slippery slope. Using this logic we can ultimately skew any passage in the Bible to our liking. This practice is sadly used throughout the Bible to promote secular views that we are biased towards.

Atheistic Peer Pressure

I believe most people argue against a young earth because they have succumbed to atheistic peer pressure. Science has been spearheading the evolutionary, old earth theology to “prove” that the Bible is false. If they can prove that then they can discredit the entirety of the Bible.

Just think about it for a second. If an atheist can get a Christian to fold on the age of the earth then they can slowly discredit other parts of the Bible.

I argue constantly that it is perfectly fine to believe, and argue for, the biblical interpretation of the age of the earth. The book of Genesis is in the Bible for a reason. If the Biblical interpretation of the creation of the earth was incorrect, it would not be in the Bible. The entirety of the Bible is breathed from God through the authors and to argue that the text is “a story” is troubling at best.

Gap Theory?

I have a loved one who believes in the gap theory. I have no doubt that he will be with me in heaven one day. But to succumb to atheistic scientific “evidence” over the infallible word of God saddens me.

Sometimes I wonder if we try to dissect the Bible too much. We are always looking for a “new find”. I feel as if we have tried to become Nicholas constitution GIFCage from National Treasure trying to find the hidden clue in the Bible. I also wonder if Genesis accounted for the gap theory if those people would then argue for a young earth.

In conclusion, I believe that the young earth theory is the foundation for Christianity. But, I do not believe it is an automatic stamp against your salvation if you happen to disagree. I just like being on the side that has Biblical text backing it instead of relying on secular sciences.

God bless

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Does God’s Love Abide in You?


 

Hello and welcome to the podcast! Today we are ending our study in 1John ch 4 and will be beginning the final chapter of our 1 John study next Thursday! The main point today is revolving around God’s Love living within us as true Christians. Is His Love living within you?

Misused Bible Text

1John starts out with one of the most misused and misunderstood Bible verses:

‘Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. ‘ -1 John 4:15

God’s Love Abiding in Us

I have often heard people referencing this verse to argue that their sinful, unrepentant lifestyle is indeed okay. They often forget, however, to bring up the next verse in 1John 4.

‘We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. ‘ 1 John 4:16

As Christians we often overlook how important love is to God. God is love, therefore we must live in love as it is the most important commandment. As we all know, love covers a multitude of sins. Therefore, if we in fact live in love, God abides in us. What an amazing feeling to know that if love is in us, God abides in us!

Confidence in Love

If you have the Holy Spirit living within you, then you will have a feeling of confidence and self assurance. This confidence that I have found within me from the Holy Spirit is very comforting, especially since I know that I will spend my eternity in heaven. I live with no fear.

And the Most Hard-Hitting Text…

‘We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also. ‘ 1 John 4:19-21


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God bless!

 

The Christian Men Shortage

Christian Men Behind the Church Pulpit

“Of the World” Preaching by Christian Men

Christian MenI first wanted to start out by saying that I do not mean to pick on Steven Furtick too much with this blog. I disagree with his teaching and think he tends to preach like a pharisee. He focuses on the worldly pleasures instead of empowering the massive flock that he leads. He, along with many others, are leading Christian men to a sissified form of the gospel. This movement reminds me of the trendy Christian cringe I stumbled upon while on vacation.

The mega church pastor has feminized the average Christian male. This epidemic starts with a simple cardigan and ends with skinny jeans with worn seems.

Furtick is falling behind quickly on the “culture-style” attire he wears on stage each Sunday. I refrain from saying the stage at his “church” actually has a pulpit.

But Carl Lentz has replaced Furtick on the “woke” scale. Lentz is famous for his answer (or lack-thereof) to an abortion question on The View.

Christian Men Lacking Biblical Discernment

Christian men that fill the pews on Sunday mornings at these mega churches are obviously lacking Biblical discernment. I say this because if you actually studied the Bible diligently you would realize that these churches are filled with filth and leave.

These pastors have created cult followings that are leading sheep to the slaughter. Thousands of men are being led to hear, “Depart from me…” at the day of their judgement because of mega pastors like Lentz and Furtick.

I am in no way saying that these two pastors are the sole reason for this epidemic, but there are a slue of false teachers on Christian television every day. It is important for the true men of God to stand against this movement in evangelicalism and call it for what it is.

Changing the Feminist Backslide

Christian MenIf we call out these false teachers, then we can begin to repair the churches that they have destroyed. The “un-tuck” shirt movement that has invaded the church stage has degraded the gospel to an alarming state of health. Christian men no longer see it necessary to promote themselves in a manly manner, but instead apologize for their masculinity.

Instead of following pastors such as Voddie Baucham and Paul Washer, Christian men are following false teachers that tickle their ears. The issue with Baucham and Washer is that they call us out for our sissified culture and what we need to do to change and repent.  Yes, the Bible clearly states that our wives should submit to us in marriage. But what is even more important is to love our wives like Christ loves the Church.

When men in the church leave their wives or watch pornography, it destroys the home. Then the foundation of the local church weakens. When the local church weakens the disease spreads to the community. Finally, when the whole community erodes the national movement starts.

These false teachers invade communities with their church planting and change the community from the inside out. True, Biblical doctrine is Christian Menseen as too “old school” and must be changed. They bring in non-believers with their coffee and keep them because of their wussy gospels.

And Finally…

We all have loved ones that are trapped in this movement. This movement is most likely making its way into the church you attend. First it is Jesus Culture music and soon enough your pastor will wear a t shirt instead of a suit. The Holy Spirit is evicted from these churches. This is due to true Christians leaving for another church. We did it! But it is even more important that strong Biblical people stay at that church to fight this disease. The great commission calls us to go and make disciples.

God bless you and your witnessing to these men lost in the movement.

 

 

God Has Chosen you from the Beginning – Election Podcast

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Hello and welcome to our podcast on the Election!

Week 3 of the Election Podcast (Chosen You!)

Today we are in week three of our special podcast on the decree of election and Calvinism.

The key takeaway of the reading today in John MacArthur’s “Biblical Doctrine” book is the reference to 2 Thess. 2:13:

But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. – 2 Thessalonians 2:13

An amazing statement that God has chosen us from the beginning. This sentiment was also discussed in last week’s Podcast.

The thought that God chose us for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit is both amazing and reassuring. We were chosen to be apart of God’s elect from the beginning of time. We have been saved by no working of our own. The saving grace that has saved us is solely from the work of God.

A Beautiful Bride to Christ

electionI also discuss today the importance of being a beautiful Bride of Christ. The Church today is the Bride. We need to strive to be a beautiful and Holy Bride to Christ as He has saved us.

We cannot simply begin to understand or grasp why Jesus Christ died for us and bore the wrath of God. Jesus Christ took the punishment. Jesus Christ has saved us through His love. Why would we not want to strive to be a great Bride of Christ?

We must diligently study and be stewards of the Holy Bible. The Holy Spirit flows through us and we must continue to study the Scriptures for God’s Will. I am not sure of the Will God intends to do through me, but I can take comfort in knowing that I am apart of His Elect!

God bless

 

The Case for Biblical Judgement

Judgement while having your own plank

highway GIFBefore I was truly saved I spent my time focusing on judgement on others un-Biblically. I would judge without removing the plank from my own eye. I was a hypocrite and even worse, I was a false convert. The issue with modern Christianity is that we are able to call ourselves Christian without being one. I was living in an un repentant lifestyle, which was putting me on the “Highway to Hell”.

The first passage in Matthew 7 discusses Biblical judgement. This passage is probably one of the most overused and misunderstood passages in the Bible today. Atheists and liberal “Christians” often use this text to argue that you should not worry about their lifestyle. We should not judge because we sin as well and if we all sin then we should not be judging each other.

Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

Matthew 7:3-5

Removing my plank

Before Christ saving me in a true salvation, I enjoyed judging others without removing the plank in my own eye. As a young “Christian” man it was often easy to judge those that are living in homosexuality, alcoholism, pride-filled, etc. The problem with me, however, is that I was living in the lust of the flesh and was not repenting. That made me a hypocrite! A false convert! A lost sheep of God. And worse, I was claiming that I was representing Jesus Christ.

But what was worse was that I would have been unable to properly witness to someone that is living in sin. Even the slightest educated non Christian could have exposed me for being just like them. I knew enough about the Bible and Jesus Christ that at the end of my life I would have heard, “Depart from me”.

The importance of walking with Christ

If the church is continued to be filled with non Christian, luke-warm believers, then we will see more sin in the church. This view will lead the church to be of the world instead of not of the world. The Bride of Christ will continue to shrink and become a smaller minority of the world. Christ died and rose for our sins and most importantly, bore the wrath of God on the cross that was aimed at us. He took our punishment so we could live in repentance.

I am now living in repentance. This gives me a clear conscience to judge others in a Biblical sense. I can now lead my family in our faith in Christ and live for the great commission. It is the call for all of us who are truly saved. Biblical witnessing is the way to lead the lost to Christ. This witnessing includes showing them that they are sinners in need of a savior. There is NO sin that is too strong to not be saved from. Take Saul, who was persecuting and hunting down those who believed in God. He hated us. But God saved him and led him to do great, amazing things in his new life as Paul. Paul went on to write 13 books in the NT. Christ can take anyone and make them a new person for His Will.

God bless