Megachurch Pastor John MacArthur: Denominations That Allow Gay ‘Marriage’ Are ‘Satan’s Church’

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Is your church a promoter of gay marriage ?? Maybe you should consider going to another church that is based solely on God’s inerrant Word !! Blessings in Christ, bruce

Originally posted on The Battle Cry:

In the wake of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s recent decision to celebrate same-sex “marriages,” celebrity pastor John MacArthur of “Grace to You” has come out with some strong statements condemning “false churches” that abandon Biblical teachings against homosexual behavior.

“They have no allegiance to the Bible,” MacArthur told The Blaze online news service. “You go back to every one of those seminaries … for a century [they] have been deniers of biblical authority, they have no relationship to scripture, they are the apostate church, they are Satan’s church.”

While it seems clear MacArthur was implying that self-professed Christians who accept gay “marriage” are doing Satan’s work, not necessarily worshiping the devil, it is worth noting that the actual Satanic Temple of America has called same-sex “marriage” one of its “sacraments.”

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“WHO IS THIS GUY?” 7/22/2014

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WHO IS THIS GUY?

“When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, ‘Surely he was the Son of God!’” (Matthew 27:54, NIV)

 Son of God

A researcher in Boston visited Harvard Square to ask college students what they thought of Jesus. Although often respectful of Him many people really didn’t understand who He was. One said He was “a person who took care of people.” Another said, “He sounds like a cool guy.” Another, “he was a Jewish carpenter.” Others rejected Him completely: “He was just a guy, a man. I don’t think He was the Savior.” And “I do not accept any faith system that says, ‘I am the only way to God.’”

Two thousand years ago, people questioned who He was, too. As Jesus faced death many people mocked the idea that He was anyone special. “Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is jesus, the king of the jews.” (Matthew 27:37). And there were those who said, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:40). The religious people of the time even said, “He saved others, but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.” (Matthew 27:42).

In His death, Jesus may have seemed powerless. But when we read the whole story, we see that He gave His life willingly. He proved Himself to be the Son of God with limitless power as He walked out of that tomb. Take a minute to reflect on the value of His death and behold the power of His resurrection. He’s not just some regular guy like you or me. He is the Savior of the world!

“Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!” – Lowry

He is the reason we wake up every morning. He’s the reason we go to work every day. Our work, and our lives, are meaningless if we are just living for ourselves. Don’t live just for today, to please yourself. Start living for eternity today – with someone special, Jesus Christ! Your day will be blessed!

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Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

 

 

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To Love As Jesus Loved: “Charity Doth Not Behave Itself Unseemly”

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Can we love and forgive others, as Jesus did ??

Originally posted on SettledInHeaven.org Blog:

SIH TOTT ICON“And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away…  

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.

(1 Corinthians 13:3-8, 13)

 

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“To Love As Jesus Loved: “Charity Is Kind” 7/21/2014

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To Love As Jesus Loved: “Charity Is Kind”

SIH TOTT ICON“And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away…

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity

(1 Corinthians 13:3-8, 13)

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As we continue looking at This will be our first of many devotionals on the events in the life of Christ that set a wonderful example for us of Scriptural love. In every example, we will be seeing Christ giving of Himself for the benefit of others…

Christ’s Life:

The Characteristic of Scriptural Love: Kindness (To Be Useful In Meeting The Needs of Others)

Christ’s life on earth was a continuing display of love on behalf of all mankind. One of the ways He showed His love was by meeting the needs of others. Anyone familiar with the life of Christ knows that every event in His life could be used to illustrate this wonderful characteristic of love. He was CONSTANTLY living His life to meet some need that existed in the lives of those He touched.

For our devotional today, I would like us to look at one event that summarizes many of His actions which displays His kindness to those around Him…

“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few;Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

(Matthew 9:35-38)

In this account from the book of Matthew, we find much of the work of Christ summarized for our benefit. Here we are told that Christ met the needs of others by:

1. teaching in their synagogues,- He taught them truths about Himself from the Word of God which spiritually benefited lost and save alike.

2. preaching the gospel of the kingdom, – He shared with them the good news of salvation which gives entrance into His eternal kingdom. This gave spiritual benefit specifically to the lost.

3. healing every sickness and every disease among the people. – He worked to meet their physical needs as well, as He healed them of many various afflictions and and weaknesses in their bodies.

Notice how He met their needs:

1. he saw the multitudes– He took the time and care to notice those around Him

2. he was moved with compassion on them, – His love for them produced a desire to help them meet their needs

3. because they fainted, – He recognized their physical needs (fainted – lacking food)

4. and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.– He recognized their spiritual needs (no shepherd, no spiritual guidance)

5. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few;Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.– He was not filled with pride, but recognized His human limitations, sought help from His heavenly Father and His spiritual brethren to meet the great needs around Him.

Oh how important it is for us to follow Christ’s wonderful example as we seek to show our love for others through kindness and compassion!

1. Look for opportunities to be show kindness

2. Allow our love for the Lord and others to motivate and drive us to give of ourselves for others

3. Look for physical needs (which can open up opportunities to share Christ to the lost and encourage the saved.)

4. Look for spiritual needs and share the appropriate truths from God’s Word through our speech and actions

5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from others. Always seek guidance from the Lord. Also use our spiritual community to find help for those whom we cannot help on our own. Many times, the Lord uses us to recognize needs while using others to help in meeting those needs.

Our Lesson To Be Learned:

Always keep in mind… any kindness we show to others when motivated from a heart of Scriptural love is, in actuality, an act of kindness to Christ Himself!

“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.” (Matthew 25:34-40)

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Boundaries: Forgiveness vs. Fellowship

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Some great advice on protecting the growth of your spiritual fruit !! Blessings in Christ, bruce

Originally posted on adjustedsails:

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Forgiveness Does NOT Mean Access!

The 3-minute video below is the third part in a series on boundaries.  The first was about the purpose of boundaries – protecting the fruitfulness God expects from what He’s planting in your life (CLICK HERE to view). The second was about knowing if/when to set boundaries in relationships – it’s always when, not if (CLICK HERE to view). Below, I briefly address the question of how we know if we should forgive someone, and let them back “in” or restrict their access to us. This mixes two aspects, FORGIVENESS and BOUNDARIES – both are important, and both lead to healing and healthy relationships. See how:

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“Word of The Day – God’s Word” 7/20/2014

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Word of The Day – God’s Word

Posted on July 11, 2014 by Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
~ Isaiah 40:31~

Hello friends. (smile) It’s a beautiful thing to know where to find comfort in God’s Word regardless of where we are in life. (smile)

It’s a beautiful thing when God’s Word gives strength to keep moving forward.

It’s a beautiful thing to know God’s Word for ourselves.

Instead of speaking idle, faithless words, speak words that give life to our weary bones and situations. (smile) Praise The Lord!

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More Word of God scriptures for our reading pleasure:

Word of God Called:
Book of the Law – Nehemiah 8:3
Law of The Lord – Psalms 1:2
Scriptures – John 5:39
Holy Scriptures – Romans 1:2
Word of God – Hebrews 4:12
Word – James 1:21-23
Word of life – Philippians 2:16
Book – Revelation 22:19

Descriptive of:
Old Testament Law – Mark 7:13
God’s revealed plan – Romans 9:6
God’s completed revelation – Colossians 1:25-27
Christ’s message – Luke 5:1
Christian Gospel – Acts 4:31

Described as:
Pure – Psalms 19:8
Restraining – Psalms 119:11
Perfect – Psalms 19:7
Sure – Psalms 111:7, 8
Truth – Psalms 119:142, 151, 160
Enduring – Isaiah 40:8
Effectual – Isaiah 55:11
Sanctifying – Ephesians 5:26
Harmonious – Acts 15:15
Inspired – 2 Peter 1:21
Living and active – Hebrews 4:12

Compared to:
Lamp – Psalms 119:105
Fire – Jeremiah 5:14
Hammer – Jeremiah 23:29
Seed – Matthew 13:18-23
Sword – Ephesians 6:17

Agency of, to:
Heal – Psalms 107:20
Make free – John 8:32
Illuminate – Psalms 119:130
Bear witness – John 20:31
Produce faith – Romans 10:17
Make wise – 2 Timothy 3:15-17
Exhort – 2 Timothy 4:2
Rejoice the heart – Jeremiah 15:16
Create the world – Hebrews 11:3
Regenerate – James 1:18
Destroy the world – 2 Peter 3:5-7

Proper attitude toward, to:
Stand in awe – Psalms 119:161
Tremble at – Isaiah 66:2, 5
Speak faithfully – Jeremiah 23:28
Search – Acts 17:11
Speak boldly – Acts 4:29, 31
Preach – Acts 8:25
Receive – Acts 11:1
Glorify – Acts 13:48
Teach – Acts 18:11
Obey – 1 Peter 3:1
Handle accurately – 2 Timothy 2:15
Do – James 1:22, 23
Suffer for – Revelation 1:9

In the believer’s life, as:
Restraint – Psalms 119:9, 11
Guide, Psalms 119:133
Source of joy Psalms 119:47, 97, 162
Standard of conduct Titus 2:5
Source of new life – 1 Peter 1:23
Spiritual food – 1 Peter 2:2

Prohibitions concerning, not to be:
Preached in man’s wisdom – 1 Corinthians 2:4, 13
Used deceitfully – 2 Corinthians 4:2
Altered – Revelation 22:18, 19

Blessings my friends as we speak God’s Word into our life and keep the faith. (smile)

 

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THE PEACE OF GOD COMES FROM THE GOD OF PEACE!

THE PEACE OF GOD COMES FROM THE GOD OF PEACE!.

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