Thursday, July 29, 2010

Imitator or Impostor

Ephesians 5
"Be Imitators of God Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma."

The scariest sermon in all the Bible is the Sermon on the Mount. I have heard people say that they live by the Sermon on the Mount, that is how they do religion. But that is ridiculous, the Sermon on the Mount is the Ten Commandments times a trillion. Jesus at the close of His sermon says these terrifying words. Matthew 7:21-23 21"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'

A imitator of God; Ephesians 5:19 "speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;"

A impostor; Ephesians 5:3 "But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 4and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Some have asked Jesus into their heart at a summer camp, or at a church service when the music and the message was just right to stir a emotion. But then they go out and live in immorality living as an imitator of the world. No Bible reading, irregular church attendance, no real communion with Christ. Are they saved, Jesus says no. Scary!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Job 38:4-12 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it? "On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? "Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb; When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band, And I placed boundaries on it; And set a bolt and doors, And I said, 'Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop'?
God's Mighty Power "Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place.

The is a new group of evangelicals called Bio logos. Theologians and pastors who think that Christians should embrace evolution as the process our Father used to create everything. Their stated goals is "Bio Logos represents the harmony of science and faith. It addresses the central themes of science and religion and emphasizes the compatibility of Christian faith with scientific discoveries about the origins of the universe and life"

Their real goal is to cram evolution into Christianity. They state that to embrace a seven day, young earth doctrine is almost cult like. They say we look foolish to the world by trusting that our Father created everything just like the Bible says (in 7 days).

The bottom line is that nothing could have existed and died before Adam and Eve. Their sin is why we have death and why the world (creation) groans for redemption from sin. Our Father wants us to trust Him and to trust His word. We can not be ashamed of our faith.

Romans 8:20-22 20 "For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The 70th Week of Daniel

The Church now is in the "Times of the Gentiles"

Then the Church will be raputed out from the wrath and the time of Jacob's trouble.

Then the 70th week of Daniel begins (Daniel 9).

This chart is about 100 years old but it lays out what the 70th week of Daniel may look like.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Little Girls

I was playing with our daughter tonight and this poem came to mind that I heard sometime ago.

What is a Girl?

Little girls are the nicest things that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angel-shine about them and though it wears thin sometimes, there is always enough left to lasso your heart— when they are sitting in the mud, or crying temperamental tears, parading up the street in mother’s best clothes. A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else the world. She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises and frazzle your nerves, yet just when you open your mouth, she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot. God borrows from many creatures to make a little girl. He uses the song of a bird, the squeal of a pig, the stubbornness of a mule, antics of a monkey, the spryness of a grasshopper, the curiosity of a cat, the slyness of a fox, the softness of a kitten. And to top it off He adds the mysterious mind of a woman. A little girl likes new shoes, party dresses, small animals, doll make-believe, ice cream, make-up, going visiting, tea parties, and one boy. She doesn’t care so much for visitors, boys in general, large dogs, hand-me-downs, straight chairs, vegetables, snow suit or staying in the front yard. She is loudest when you are thinking, prettiest when she has provoked you, busiest at bedtime, quietest when you want to show her off, and most flirtatious when she absolutely must not get the best of you again. She can muss up your home, your hair, and your dignity—spend your money, your time, and your temper—then just when your patience is ready to crack, her sunshine peeks through and you’ve lost again. Yes, she is a nerve-racking nuisance, just a noisy bundle of mischief. But when your dreams tumble down and the world is a mess, when it seems you are pretty much of a fool after all, she can make you a king when she climbs on your knee and whispers, “I love you best of all!” —Alan Beck (Copyright 1950 by New England Mutual Life Insurance Company)