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Facebook Takes a Dive!
Hello and welcome to the podcast! Today we begin by discussing the Facebook stock plunge. Why did it take this instance to make it plunge? Are we addicted to social media? How is it affecting our overall health?
Mark Zuckerberg lost over 16 billion dollars in five minutes. After a lousy profit projection, Wall Street then goes into a frenzy trading their Facebook stocks. At one point today the Facebook drop was over 20%!
After our 1 John Study?
After we discuss the Facebook plunge we begin our study in 1 John 5. This chapter is the final chapter of our 1 John study. After this study we will then begin studying the age of the earth and giving context to all arguments. Before we begin this study I need to make it well known that I am a young earth believer. I believe that we live on an earth that God created in six days and it is under 10,000 years old. I have been fully indoctrinated by Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis!
1 John 5:1-4 Study
While discussing 1 John 5:1-4 I go on a rant about His commandments not being burdensome. As always, I then dive into my life as a false convert and how His commandments felt burdensome.
But are His commandments really burdensome? No.
In fact, the life of un repenting sin is burdensome. Constantly searching for the next high, the next paycheck, the next lust. The lusting of the flesh and the wallet only leads to destruction and a false happiness.
Only trusting in Jesus Christ and keeping his commandments will we find peace. Focusing on living for Him and His Will alone is not burdensome. In fact, it is the exact opposite.
As we see in 1 John 5:4, our faith is the victor over the world! We have found victory in our faith that overcomes the entire world!
‘For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world-our faith. ‘ – 1 John 5:4
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On the podcast today I am discussing the recent revelation regarding my grandfather and his lifestyle. He was a “functional” alcoholic. This statement hit me like a sack of potatoes as I was sitting with my mother. This man that I had looked up to for so long was battling a personal demon that no one knew about. The destructive lifestyle permeated all aspects of our family and we had not a clue. Can I find comfort in the Decree of Election?
‘When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves. He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.’ – Proverbs 28:12-13
My grandfather hid this sin for the entire time that I was alive. What do I do with this newfound information? How do I find comfort in being one of the elect, even if my grandfather might not be among us?
‘Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, ‘ – Colossians 3:5-6
I take comfort in the fact that he regularly attended church. Although this does not guarantee your salvation, it does give me hope that he knew the Truth. I pray that he repented of his sin before his death and that he trusted Jesus in helping him break free.
‘Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; ‘ – Acts 3:19
In today’s podcast we are continuing our discussion on the decree of election. We are reading out of Dr. John MacArthur’s Biblical Doctrine book. Today we are reading from pg 494-496. If you want to listen to our previous decree of election podcast, click here.
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-Today we begin by discussing how to witness to loved ones that have fallen in to a false gospel. How do we witness to our loved ones that are neck deep in the word of faith, new age, or prosperity gospel?
-I bring up how I have family members that are not Christian and family members that are caught up in the false gospel. I feel as if we need to approach these two camps the same exact way.
-How do we run and try to save them before they jump off the cliff and are unable to be brought out of the deception? Has God hardened their hearts already?
-Remember how Christ was patient with us. He is still patient! I went 25 years sinning against Jesus Christ without repenting for my wicked ways. We should show this patience with our loved ones, neighbors, and strangers!
-The mega church I used to attend sent an email about their baptism weekend…… it is titled, “WATER WEEKEND” because they are having a water party for the kids as well. BLASPHEMY!
-These discussions tie directly in to the study we do in 1 John. The verses we go over are posted below:
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. – 1 John 4:7-14
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Hello and what a blessed day we have to rejoice with one another!
My church today released a group going on a mission trip to one of the most poorest nations on earth. Our pastor discussed how we believe one day that the doors to this nation will be permanently shut from Christian aid. Until then, we are to pray and make disciples in that poor nation.
What a blessing is it to live in the United States? A country with plenty of problems, but we still have the chance to worship our Lord and Savior with one another each Sunday, without worry of persecution.
This week we are discussing recent events from the week and some commentary on the blogs I enjoyed writing the most.
Post Office owes $3.5M for using wrong Statue of Liberty on a stamp
China Orders Pastors to Reveal Personal Details About Churchgoers, Report Youth Who Go to Church
Trump: Will Twitter ax NYT, WaPo in purge of ‘fake’ accounts?
Fury as feminist activist says she’s ‘confused’ seeing black man with pro-NRA and Tea Party bumper stickers
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Today we are starting our first podcast diving into the doctrine of Calvinism. This is the first episode of a lengthy series dedicated to teaching Calvinism through the scriptures and notes from our John MacArthur Study Bible.
Today we cover Romans 8: 28-30 and Eph 1: 4-11.
Romans 8: 28 – 30:
‘And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. ‘
Ephesians 1: 4-11:
‘just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, ‘
We are dedicated to honoring Jesus Christ through this podcast series and hope that you find great joy and peace knowing that we have been called for His Glory.