Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A message from Charles Spurgeon

From "Morning and Evening" by Charles Spurgeon

"Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved." Mark 16:16

Mr. MacDonald asked the inhabitants of the island of St. Kilda how a man must be saved. An old man replied, "We will be saved if we repent and for sake our sins and turn to God." Yes," said a middle-aged woman, "and with a true heart too." "Yes," rejoined a third, "and with prayer"; and a forth added, "It must be the prayer of the heart." "And we must be diligent too," said a fifth, "in keeping the commandments." When each of them made their contribution, feeling that a very decent creed had been made up, they all looked and listened for the preacher's approval, but they had aroused his deepest pity. the secular mind always maps out for itself a way in which self can work and become great, but the Lord's way is quite the reverse. Believing and being baptized are not matters of merit to be gloried in--they are so simple that boasting is excluded. It may be that the reader is unsaved--what is the reason? Do you think the way of salvation as laid down in the text is dubious? How can that be when God has pledged His own word for its certainty? Do you think it too easy? Why, then do you not obey it? Those who neglect it are without excuse. To believe is simply to trust, to depend, to rely upon Christ Jesus. To be baptized is to submit to the ordinance that our Lord fulfilled at Jordan, to which the converted ones submitted at Pentecost, to which the jailer yielded obedience on the very night of his conversion. The outward sign does not save, but it portrays our death, burial, and resurrection with Jesus and, like the Lord's Supper, is not to be neglected. Reader, do you believe in Jesus? Then, dear friend, dismiss your fears--you will be saved. Are you still an unbeliever? Then remember there is only one door, and if you will not enter by it you will perish in your sins.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Pro-Life site.

There is a new site out there for the pro-life side of the battle on the abortion issue. Evangelist/author, Ray Comfort has a 33 minute documentary called "180". This viral video has been taking the internet by storm. Since its debut on YouTube on Sept. 21, It has had over 1.5 million views, and hundreds of thousands of dvd's have been handed out on college campuses around the United States.

The "180 Movie" shows how bad the education system here is in America, by showing that there are college students that seem to have never heard of Adolf Hitler. Also, you will see Ray Comfort make a logical comparison to the Holocaust during WW2 and abortion in America today. Finally you will see people who were pro-choice change their minds and take a pro-life stance on the spot.
Regardless of what your stance is on abortion, I recommend checking the video out, and keeping an open mind.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Charismatics Criticizing Charismatics


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Without a doubt, it is a moment in history that people will never forget. Inspired by radio rebroadcast that I had to listen to on my 10 hour drive, and all of the memorial footage on TV, I will try to be brief, and relay what I remember about that day in my life. Just please excuse the grammar and spelling.

It was my freshman year in college, and I was in my political science class when the first plane hit. We received word in class of what had happened and the teacher turned the TV on and for the rest of the class we just watched. After the class I head back to the dorm, and then head out to report to my national guard unit for the first time (after being active army for the previous two years). At this time I knew it was a terrorist attack, and upon learning what my unit's mission was, I had no doubt I would be making a trip overseas, I just had no idea when.

Upon returning to campus and getting to my dorm room, I find out that the rest of the classes for the day had been cancelled. A few people on the floor where crying. By this time, the entire attack was over, for me the most difficult part was what happened after that. I'm not sure if it was that day, or a few days later, but in one of my classes (this one consisting of everyone on my floor in the dorm) we just had a discussion about what happened. Me being the oldest person in the class, and the only one with a military background, I was getting asked a lot of questions.

I found myself trying to figure out how to tell young adults, some of them barely 19, most 18, what would motivate someone to do such a thing. It was really difficult explaining to them how in the real world everything isn't sunshine and lollipops. I was also having to explain what it was taking so long for the U.S. to take military action. When that class was all said and done, most people just went back to their rooms except me and one other person. I don't know if she knew someone who was killed in the attacks personally, or was just really emotional, but all I could do then was give her a shoulder to cry on for what might had been the next hour or two.

That is all I feel like sharing.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Remind God of His Promise

From Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook" Remind God of His Promise May 28

And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good. (Genesis 32:12)

This is the sure way of prevailing with the Lord in prayer. We may humbly remind Him of what He has said. Our faithful God will never run back from His word, nor will He leave it unfulfilled; yet He loves to be enquired of by His people and put in mind of His promise. This is refreshing to their memories, reviving to their faith, and renewing to their hope. God's Word is given, not for His sake, but for ours. His purposes are settled, and He needs nothing to bind Him to His design of doing His people good; but He gives the promise for our strengthening and comfort. Hence He wishes us to plead it and say to Him, "Thou saidst."

"I will surely do thee good" is just the essence of all the Lord's gracious sayings, Lay a special stress on the word surely. He will do us good, real good, tasting good, only good, every good. He will make us good, and this is to do us good in the very highest degree. He will treat us as He does his saints while we are here, and that is good. He will soon take us to be with Jesus and all His chosen, and that is supremely good. With this promise in our hearts we need not fear angry Esau or anyone else. If the Lord will do us good, who can do us hurt?

From the Faith's Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app - http://www.WhitneyApps.com/fcb

Saturday, May 21, 2011

We May Speak for God

From Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook" We May Speak for God May 19

Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth. (Jeremiah 15:19)

Poor Jeremiah! Yet why do we say so? The weeping prophet was one of the choicest servants of God and honored by Him above many. He was hated for speaking the truth. The word which was so sweet to him was bitter to his hearers, yet he was accepted of his Lord. He was commanded to abide in his faithfulness, and then the Lord would continue to speak through him. He was to deal boldly and truthfully with men and perform the Lord's winnowing work upon the professors of his day, and then the Lord gave him this word: "Thou shalt be as my mouth." What an honor! Should not every preacher, yea, every believer, covet it? For God to speak by us, what a marvel! We shall speak sure, pure truth; and we shall speak it with power. Our word shall not return void; it shall be a blessing to those who receive it, and those who refuse it shall do so at their peril. Our lips shall feed many. We shall arouse the sleeping and call the dead to life.

O dear reader, pray that it may be so with all the sent servants of our Lord.

From the Faith's Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app - http://www.WhitneyApps.com/fcb

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Is this really happening in America?

Use your freedom of speech and religion to preach the gospel in public while you can in the good ol' USA. I say that because things like what is in this video are happening more and more.

If you cannot see the video click on this link here.
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