Wednesday Testimony- Bonus

Here is a little Wednesday Testimony bonus, multiple testimonies in one clip! Beloved, when I hear these brothers and sisters share how they came to saving Grace my heart fills with joy. What Love is this? That while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us! This truly is amazing Grace! Many of you know I was a false convert, I spent years in church as a tare amongst the wheat. I sounded like the others, I did my best in public to act like the others, but all I really had was religion. Oh but friends, when true faith came in, like a flood, like gates swung open wide, everything was new! My heart is different, my desires are different, my actions are different. What I had once loved I now hate, like the sinful pride of life and lusts of the flesh. What I once hated I now love, like fellowship, prayer, and study in Gods Word.

Surely this great God we serve is worthy of all praise, and honor, and glory! I pray this video blesses you, dear brethren, and as always be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

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Wednesday Testimony – Luther’s Own Words

I wrote back during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation about Martin Luther’s testimony. I found this video to be such a blessing, I felt the need to share it with you all! The man reading Martin Luther’s words is actually quite funny. I love how he keeps it in context, reading Luther’s testimony while pointing to the differences and similarities of today, with a sort of dry sense of humor. Luther’s testimony is such a wonderful story of conversion that I think perhaps I can’t hear it enough. When I found salvation I was also steeped in a false religion, and it was a daily washing of realization as I saw what the Bible said and how it differed from what I had been taught.

Anyhow, dear brethren, here is Martin Luther’s testimony read allowed, as always beloved, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Thursday Book Review – According to the Promise

Hello, beloved brethren! Today I want to bring to your attention a book which would be excellent for evangelism. C. H. Spurgeon’s According to the Promise is a book outlining the difference between true and false conversion. He used the comparison of Isaac and Ishmael throughout the book to highlight certain characteristics of believers and legalistic church goers. I love how relevant this book is today, although it was written so long ago. So many of the Prince of Preachers words have stood the test of time, because he stuck to Biblical principles.

One of the things, I think, that made Spurgeon such a winner of souls was that he never presumed upon the salvation of others. He loved the lost enough to question whether they were in the faith. He challenged all he met to work through their salvation with fear and trembling. The end result, like he says in this book, is that the truly saved rejoice and find great peace and joy in the assurance of their salvation. At the same time, those deceived into believing they can work their way into heaven become aware of their danger.

I would recommend this book to anyone, believer or nonbeliever. Spurgeon details the path to salvation, accurately depicting the Gospel, while giving all the warning signs of coming up short. I spent so long trying to work my way into heaven, the harder I tried the harder it got, until I was overrun by sin. Finally I gave up all my efforts and humbled myself before God Almighty, my plight was great, my need was infinite, my ability was futile. I needed a savior, I could not save myself. We can save our friends, family, coworkers, and fellow church members, a lot of pain and suffering by being honest with them like Spurgeon is in this book.

I pray this book will be a blessing to you all, dear friends, as it was to me. If you have any books you’d like me to review please feel free to let me know. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Twisted Tuesday- Separated From Gods Love

Beloved, there seems to be a pattern of folks using half a sentence to twist scripture into fitting their errant beliefs. This twisted Tuesday is no different. I watched a video the other day of ‘church leaders’ explaining that abortion was ok because nothing could separate you from Gods love.

This goes right along with the unbiblical belief that hell does not exist, or the false doctrine of universalism. The idea that God is Love, He sent His Son to die for everyone’s sins, so everyone has been forgiven and will go to heaven. Take this to its logical conclusion, that means Hitler, Stalin, Moa, and Bin Laden are kicking it on the golden streets with the likes of Calvin, Luther, Spurgeon, and Sproul. That’s utter nonsense, God is a God of love, and with His love comes justice. You and I love our spouses and children, and if someone came in to our houses and brutally murdered them we would expect justice from the judge. Shouldn’t the judge of all the earth judge with at least the righteousness we seek from our local judges? So why the disconnect? Why the insistence on taking this beautiful verse, with it’s unbelievably amazing implications for the believer, twisting it out of context and promising it to lost sinners?

If this verse can be applied to all of humanity then sin does not matter, responsibility is abandoned, and repentance is made useless. Mankind has been attempting to avoid responsibility for their sins since the very beginning of the fall. Adam blamed not only Eve, but God who gave him Eve, for his sins. Eve blamed the serpent. Salvation comes when we humble ourselves, take responsibility for our sins, repent, and trust in Christ alone. Once we are in Christ, then and only then can we say, nothing will separate us from the love of God. Beloved, we must be cautious to never misuse Gods Words, as they are needed for instruction and understanding. Let’s not soft peddle sin, but show the sinner the truth of the Good News through the light of the bad news. Yes, you are lost in your sins, and if you die in them you will be cast into eternal damnation on judgement day. But you need not lose hope, for Christ Himself died for our sins, so that you and I can be forgiven! Not by our works, lest any man should boast, but by the free grace provided by God! As always, dear friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Wednesday Testimony – What is Truth?

There is this heart breaking moment in the Word of God where Pilate asks “what is truth?” as he looks into the eyes of the only one who could answer that question, because He is the answer to that question. The worst part is that Pilate didn’t stick around for an answer. Most people who question truth don’t actually want an answer, they want to believe truth is relative. There’s nothing new under the sun, relativism today is no different. The testimony below is of a young man who genuinely sought the answer to Pilates question. I pray it’s a blessing to you all, beloved brethren. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Back to Fossils – Travels

#noahsflood #fossils #creationscience

Beloved, I waited (not so patiently) all weekend long to share these pictures with you! If you’ve followed my blog for a while you already know I have deep respect for science, and a genuine love for fossils. You also know we homeschool, and one of my favorite parts of homeschooling is field trips. Last week we went on a field trip to visit some fossil foot prints.

I actually have a rather extreme fear of heights. One of my goals when we began traveling was to face that fear, which I’ve attempted as often as possible. I can now stand on a chair without feeling like I’m going to faint. Baby steps right? Not this time. The drive up to see these foot prints is a one way up the mountain with absolutely no rails. We’ve traveled through mountains many times, but never like this. The idea is to get a better clue of what the gold rush was like.

Once at the spot where the dinosaur path is visible, you park a little up the road and enjoy a short hike back. Or you can hike up to the peak…which we did on trembling knees. After going up to the peak we went down to the fossils.

I don’t care for peaks, hikes, or railless roads up mountains, and the only nature I like to admire is from the comfort of my air conditioned room looking out a window. In other words I’m not an outdoorsy kind of person. Along with an intense fear of heights, is a sincere disgust for bugs. I would brave all that for fossils!

Besides being a fascinating look into the past, fossils are one of the best evidences for a world wide catastrophe. Take these fossil foot prints, for instance, it takes specific conditions to fossilize footprints. When you or I walk along a muddy road we might leave tracks, but they won’t fossilize unless they’re buried rapidly. The idea that these prints were made and thousands of years passed before they were covered is complete nonsense. Erosion would have destroyed them long before sediment could incase them.

One dinosaur track would hardly be evidence for a world wide flood, however these tracks are found all over the globe. As I took this tremendous opportunity to go through several lessons with Kayliegh, we also talked about the implications of Noah’s Flood. We often, in Sunday School, show pictures of a little bath toy boat with giraffes sticking their heads out to depict Noah and the Ark. This is essentially the same thing as beginning Genesis with ‘once upon a time’. Noah’s ark was massive, having enough space to fit well over a hundred thousand animals, although the estimate for the ‘kinds’ Noah would have had is around 16,000.

For a better explanation by a much more intelligent brother in Christ, I give you Founder and President of Reasons for Hope, Carl Kerby…

Beloved friends, the reason the world wants to ignore the flood is the clear evidence of God’s sovereignty that lies within it. Peter warned us that there would come a time when people would deny the flood, and we’ve seen that over the past hundred and fifty years. Dear ones, as in the days of Noah, when the door was shut all hope of escaping the wrath of God was lost to humanity, so will the day of judgement be. While we have the light, the hope of the world, the only path to salvation, Christ Jesus, let us share that hope with the lost. Salvation is of the Lord, we can not save anyone, but we can tell others to flee the wrath to come, and pray God opens their hearts and minds. What do we need to do then? Pray, study, and share the Good News! And as always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.