In Case You Still Aren’t Sure About The Shack and Its Author…

A person’s relationship (or non-relationship) with Christ can often be gauged by the books he or she recommends. Someone who truly knows Christ, after all, is simply not going to promote heretical authors, etc.

With this in mind, check out the books The Shack author recommends.

You can read this amazing Lighthouse Trails article by clicking here.

Robo-dinosaur as hotel clerk, bring on Robo-Pope in biblical churches

So, another development from Japan. The much in demand (?) robot dinosaur hotel clerk.

I have been thinking, for some time now, about government robots in churches. Certainly this is unlikely, maybe even impossible. Just the same, here is my outlandish robot scenario:

The government will require every Bible believing, Protestant church to accept a robo-Pope, a spittin’ image of Pope Francis, and this technological marvel will sit in the front pew monitoring the pastor. Whenever the pastor reads a passage that mentions homosexual sin, robo-Pope will stand up, and disrupt the service by singing a polka influenced version of “Ave Maria.”

Also mandated will be robo-Joel Osteens, who will be responsible for collecting all tithes. While fifty percent of all monies will be designated for government coffers, this is only until the church agrees to conduct gay marriage ceremonies.

In the government’s quest to educate Bible believing churches (to instill a sense of diversity and tolerance) every church secretary by law will be a robo-Jenner.

What about the state-sanctioned churches, the ones that perform gay marriages and use only state-approved “Bibles” that omit passages about homosexual sin? Well, these churches will have their tax breaks, and they will be loved by government and citizen alike. Church will be fun, and non-convicting, because most sermons will be based on the television series, A.D. The Bible Continues, and popular movies.

While all of this appears highly unlikely, rumors continue to swirl that some mega-church pastors have already had robo-church board members developed. This does seem to explain why Creflo Dollar’s board members simultaneously nodded and voted to give him a sixty-five million dollar plane for “ministry.”

Robots are here to stay.

Next: The Churchinator.

How to be free from bondage to our flesh and temptation

“If we do not abide in prayer, we will abide in temptation. Let this be one aspect of our daily intercession: ‘God, preserve my soul, and keep my heart and all its ways so that I will not be entangled.’ When this is true in our lives, a passing temptation will not overcome us. We will remain free while others lie in bondage.” – John Owen

HT: https://mikeratliff.wordpress.com/

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The secret weapon that turned a country from Christ

Birthed out of spiritualism and contemplative prayer, and powerful in public relations while limited in actual effectiveness, Alcoholics Anonymous has spread the concept of a generic “god,” a higher power, throughout society. Aided by false claims of a Christian origin through the writings of such luminaries as pro-A.A. author Dick B. and others, the church has chosen to ignore A.A.’s denial of Christ in hopes of “recovery” for those in bondage to sin.

Only Alcoholics Anonymous teaches this is a “disease.”

In The Fall of the Evangelical Nation, author Christine Wicker credits Alcoholics Anonymous with “hastening the fall of the evangelical church.” (pg. 134-138)

Wicker states A.A.’s Twelve Step program “slowly exposed people to the notion that they could get [a god] without the dogma, the doctrine, and the outdated rules. Without the church in fact.” This has removed the authority and influence of “the preacher and the Bible and tradition.” (pg. 134-38)

Indeed it has. The country has gone the way of the higher power, and much of the moral and spiritual breakdown we are experiencing is a direct result of this.   continue reading

Fear of the Lord, New Testament

“In our day there is very little reverential fear of God, even among believers. We have been caught up in this love attitude, and I don’t think we should lose sight of the fact that God is love. But God is also light, which means He is holy. God is moving in on churches and dealing with Christians as I have never seen Him do before. If you are God’s child, you had better not do as you please. If you think God would mind sending you a little trouble, you are wrong. God is to be feared. Our God is a holy God.” — J. Vernon McGee

Here are New Testament passages dealing with the Fear of the Lord:

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. (1 Peter 2:17)

and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ (Ephesians 5:21)

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; (Phil 2:12)

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Cor 7:1)

So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase. (Acts 9:31)

If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. (1 Peter 1:17-19)

AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM. (Luke 1:50)

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Keep Your Hand On The Plow by Mahalia Jackson

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Georgia Mass Choir

It’s true. You can worship joyfully in your church and in your home.

 

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Spurgeon on repentance and Christ

True repentance has a distinct and constant reference to the Lord Jesus Christ. If you repent of sin without looking to Christ, away with your repentance. If you are so lamenting your sin as to forget the Savior, you have a need to begin all this work over again. Whenever we repent of sin, we must have one eye upon sin and another upon the cross; or, better still, let us have both eyes upon Christ, seeing our sin punished in him, and by no means let us look at sin except as we look at Jesus. A man may hate sin just as a murderer hates the gallows but this does not prove repentance. If I hate sin because of the punishment, I have not repented of sin; I merely regret that God is just.

But if I can see sin as an offense against Jesus Christ, and loathe myself because I have wounded him, then I have a true brokenness of heart. If I see the Savior and believe that those thorns upon his head were put there by my sinful words; if I believe that those wounds in his heart were made by my heart-sins; if I believe that those wounds in his feet were made by my wandering steps, and that the wounds in his hands were made by my sinful deeds, then I repent after a right fashion. Only under the cross can you repent. Repentance elsewhere is remorse, which clings to the sin and only dreads the punishment. Let us then seek, under God, to have a hatred of sin caused by a sight of Christ’s love. –Charles Spurgeon

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He Speaks in the Thunder

Originally posted on m'kayla's korner:

Several days after the legalization of same sex marriage by the Supreme Court, what I have since come to call as the ruling of fools, there came a quite storm in my area. I watched from my balcony as it intensified, thunder so loud and so intense that I truly thought the earth was breaking in two. I love the sound of thunder and rarely has its sound ever made me afraid…but this time was different. This time that thunder scared me good. It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up, it gave me chills that stayed for a long time. It made me stop and take notice.

Through the thunder there came mighty bursts of wind and rain, which became quite cold and soon turned to hail, the wind blowing it in all directions across my balcony, catching in the trees, even tossing it down…

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Walking in Jerusalem Bill Monroe

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