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Monday, March 29, 2010
i like this verse that i found on my new bible that i bought at the same bookstore i think paul washer was talking about i one of his sermons once (where he got there at like 5am or so, and there was another poor pastor there with no money)
Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?
this verse really reflects my experience as a christian, especially so as a leader.. notice of course, this is the apostle paul writing this, to a church HE founded.. i can only imagine what he mightve been going through emotionally with them..
Thursday, March 25, 2010
i will format this to stress the important words.. stuff i had not noticed the first like 15 times i read it.
But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is
- sexually immoral or
- an idolater or
- a slanderer,
- a drunkard
- or a swindler.
With such a man do not even eat.
1 Corinthians 5:11
this is what i refer to as perhaps the most difficult verse in the bible to do. try doing this with one of your friends who qualifies under that list and you will see.. how do you not eat with someone you know and call a friend, who, calling themselves a christian, is greedy.. etc.. the other ones are hard too, but the greedy one is soo easy for people to fall under.. and the whole point is not to "suddenly" have the urge to fast for them and so you have that convenient excuse.. the point is to confront them of their sin.. and cease normal fellowship. yeah.. difficult.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Why 7 Weeks plus 62 Weeks?
Q. Why does Daniel 9:25 state the time determined as 7 weeks, then 62 weeks instead of just 69 weeks?
A. The first 49 years (7 weeks) are the time during which the city was being rebuilt. These were the “times of trouble” mentioned in Daniel 9:25 and recorded in Nehemiah 2-7 as consisting of constant efforts by Israel’s enemies to prevent them from completing the project. Nehemiah tells of workmen building with one hand while holding a sword in the other, and sleeping on site in their clothes, for fear of a surprise attack. The remaining 434 years (62 weeks) began when the city and its walls were complete and ran to the time of the first Palm Sunday when Jesus presented Himself to Israel as their Messiah.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
two more sermon videos posted up in the vids
wow... i present to you, the results of bad evangelism and bad preaching:
Another victim of the modern gospel?
Brett attempts an interview in Santa Monica California at the third street promenade with a girl whose name is Katie She claims to be a Christian. Is your church or crusade producing these types of Christians?
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this makes me very sad for this poor girl.. and for the state of preaching and evangelism.. this is why having good doctrine in evangelism is so important
Monday, March 15, 2010
"Good-bye; you will never see me again. This fight is killing me."
C.H. Spurgeon, May 1891, eight months before his death.
never thought i could say i have something in common with spurgeon, but, "i can relate"
read this and tell me what you think, i call it "the dinosaur fraud":
A Makeover for an Old Friend - Triceratops studied during renovation of exhibit at National Museum of Natural History
In 1998, when Smithsonian Institution conservators took a close look at the fossils in Dinosaur Hall, they were astonished by the sad state of the Triceratops. The ancient glue used to harden the bones in the 93-year-old, 8-foot-high display was deteriorating, and the evaluators worried that the ancient relics were on the verge of falling apart.
Many of the popular ideas about how the dinosaur looked derive from the Smithsonian's original mount of the Triceratops, which was unveiled in 1905. Curators put the exhibit together from the bones of perhaps 20 different dinosaurs that paleontologists had collected in the 1880s and 1890s at six sites in eastern Wyoming. Chapman says the exhibit was the first attempt at an accurate, full-scale reproduction of the animal.
Despite having parts from so many animals, the 25-foot-long Triceratops that stood in the Smithsonian for nearly a century was far from complete--and it was far from perfect. For example, Chapman says, only a dozen or so of the bones in the mount's spine were real. The others, built out of plaster by the museum, were modified versions of the vertebrae at hand. The best skull available in 1905, the one that ended up in the exhibit, came from an animal now recognized to be a young adult that wasn't fully grown.
If the bones on display had suddenly sprung to life, they would have walked with a severe limp, if they could have walked at all. One humerus--the single bone in the upper forelimb--was much longer than the other because the two bones came from different animals. Furthermore, none of the Triceratops fossils found before 1905 included rear feet, so museum personnel attached feet from duck-billed dinosaurs instead.
"science" at its best.. heh.. *sigh*
Sunday, March 14, 2010
very interesting video. two flaws though, first was in referencing those who think theism=morality, or more simply, that believing in God (or eternity, as is more generally stated in the video) will make you "better", however the bible never states such a thing, quite the opposite, James2:19 says that even the demons believe! so, clearly, its not enough to just believe. consequentially biblical christianity is the only belief system which contradicts all religions, in saying that "good deeds" are useless, actually in the book of isaiah it says that God considers our good deeds as a dirty rag (yes, "that" kind of rag).. it says that it is impossible not only to "deserve" or "earn" heaven by our good deeds, but that it is impossible to do what is good, and that further, there is NONE who does what is good, and NONE who seeks God. (romans 3:10-12)
this is in complete contradiction to perhaps everything you have ever heard from other "christians", but its what the bible says. it is only in the bible where you find a God that openly states He hates the sinner, and yet then goes and lays down His life to receive the full deserved punishment of the law for that hated enemy, who He then goes to call not just friend, but beloved son (or daughter). suddenly, Jesus command to "love your enemy" becomes a more profound statement, where He set the ultimate example of this sacrificial agape love.
you cannot earn heaven because it is impossible to do enough good deeds to make up for the infinite transgression against God's holiness. like a mass murderer coming to a judge and saying "judge, you must let me free because i gave $5 to charity"
now, what kind of judge would let such a man free? what if he gave $1million to charity? or did everything "else" right? should he be left off the hook? no. so it is with the God of the bible. the penalty must be paid in full, and our offense against God is infinite, because He is infinite. there is absolutely nothing we can do to make up for it. nothing.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
insaner: no blablem!
Monday, March 8, 2010
added the bucketlist
!! dont freak out, im not dying.. (that i know of.. or, well in a general sense, the same way that we are all dying every day.. well, not really since i have life in Christ.. anyhooze, go check it out!!)
Thursday, March 4, 2010
been sick.. getting better.. preached sick on sunday.. went well.. a bit over time because of slow speaking etc..
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