Friday, April 18, 2014

Words of Comfort: Cannot prove Hell exists.



“Unfortunately you cannot prove Hell exists.” Conway Savage

The existence of Hell can be proven to any “reasonable” person. However, an atheist doesn’t quality because he isn’t reasonable, logical, or sensible. He thinks that nothing made everything--which is scientifically ludicrous. Or he tries to justify such stupidity by redefining “nothing” as something, which borders on crazy-talk.

Here now is how we can know that Hell exists. Firstly, we know that the Creator exists because of creation (or Nature). This is because it is scientifically impossible for Nature to be eternal or have made itself.

We also intuitively know that God is moral and requires moral accountability. Our God-given and society-shaped conscience tells us that. That is simple common sense.  

Here comes the logic. If man is made in the image of God (and man universally spends trillions of dollars on seeing that justice is done), how much more will his Creator have a Day of absolute Justice?  From the beginning of the Bible to the end, there is a thread of continuity. It tells us that God gave His Law, we are Law-breakers (criminals) in His sight, and Hell is His place of punishment (His prison) and there will be no parole.

Any judge who looks the other way at crime, isn’t a good judge. If he’s good he must do everything he can to see that justice is done. If God isn’t going to punish Hitler, murderers and rapists, then He’s not good.  

On the day that equity has its way, you will see that no one got away with a thing—not Hitler, not those who committed the perfect crime, not rapists, thieves, liars or fornicators. Ultimate absolute and perfect justice will have its way. That’s why you need the Savior. He can justify you. He can make you clean in God’s perfect eyes. See www.needGod.com for details.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Words of Comfort: Existence of Heaven.



"You don't know that heaven exists; per Scripture, you can't know that. You have been told that heaven exists and you believe that you have not been lied to. That is clearly your choice to believe that way, but you can't rationally expect everyone else to believe without evidence. Threatening a non-believer with hell is the equivalent of threatening any rational adult with the boogey-man." Michael Lamb

Our belief in the existence of Heaven isn't simply based on a trust that we have been told the truth. The trust we have in God isn't like the blind trust believers have in books or the words of professors--when it comes to baseless and unscientific Darwinian evolution.  Faith in God is not believing without evidence. It is based on evidence. This is the teaching of the Bible and the experience of those who obey it's words:

“He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continueto believe in the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:10-13).

What you don't have knowledge about is that this knowledge is more than an intellectual belief. God "seals" the sinner that obeys the gospel with the Holy Spirit so that he has “the witness in himself.” This is the new birth of which Jesus spoke in John chapter 3. Without it you will not enter Heaven. So we can“know.” Now you know.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Words of Comfort: Wonderfully true!


How wonderfully true: 

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!"  Psalms 32:1, 2, 10, 11

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Words of Comfort: Sabbath-keepers.



Jenny Bostwick Hill said, “I would like to know your view on the Sabbath. Did the Catholic church change the calendar and Saturday should be the Sabbath instead of Sunday? Also, should we be keeping the Sabbath? Thanks Ray! God bless!”

I rarely talk about this issue, and when I do it’s not to argue with Sabbath-keepers. It’s to make sure Christians don’t get tangled up in their deception and in the bondage of legalism. Those who insist that others (besides themselves) should keep the Jewish Sabbath cannot point to even one verse in the New Testament where  Christians are commanded to keep the Sabbath. If our salvation depended on resting on a certain day, then you would think that God would have taken the time to tell us, “Remember to keep the Sabbath holy.” But it’s not there, and any reference to it is negative—saying not to let any man tell you what day to keep, etc.  I have found that Sabbath-keepers rarely plead with the unsaved to get right with God. Instead, they try and lay the Law on the backs of Christians to try and take away the liberty they have in Christ and steal their joy. So I gently ban them. This is because scripture tells me to avoid strivings about the Law.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Words of Comfort: Loophole.



A now banned atheist said, “A religion that believes a bronze age deity became his own son to have himself tortured and killed to create a loophole in rules he created because a woman ate a piece of fruit…how could anyone scoff at that?”

The Bible has stood the test of time, and with a little research and a humble heart, anyone can discover that it is supernatural in origin—that it truly is the Word of the Creator of the universe--because of its amazing prophecies. Instead, skeptics discard it and its Author as being from the “bronze age”—inferring that it is inferior to our enlightened age—to those who would have us believe that nothing created everything and that we are primates.

The Bible teaches that God created a human Body and filled that Body as a hand fills a glove. Jesus Christ was God in human form—a perfectly sinless human being who gave His life to pay the fine for the Law that you and I violated. Refer to this as a “loophole” if you wish, but don’t ignore the only way to avoid being damned in a terrible place called “Hell.”  

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Words of Comfort: Noah and Prophecy.

“Noah” is the first movie we have done about prophecy. The reason we produced it is because the future is coming for all of us, and that’s frightening if you are unsaved. So we have pulled together what is called mainline prophecies of the Bible.

While respected Bible scholars may disagree on the timing of some of the signs, they all agree on one thing…that Jesus Christ is coming again. The Scriptures say that no one knows the hour nor the day, but they are very specific about the fearful way in which He will return:

“…when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power…” (1 Thess. 1:7-9).





Thursday, April 10, 2014

Words of Comfort: Snakes don't talk.



“This isn't a Jungle Book. Snakes don't talk.” Nick Murray

Do animals have a language? Do they communicate (talk) to each other? My dog shows me that he understands English when he obeys me, when I speak English. He also tells me (in his own language) when he wants something to eat or drink.  Every night, at around 6:00 PM, he goes into the back yard and speaks with another dog  a couple of doors down (in the language of dogese).  The dog he speaks to him always answers.  Do elephants or dolphins have a language in which they speak to each other? How about whales? Of course they do.  Parrots manage to talk without vocal cords.

How ironic, that people who believe that they are animals mock the thought that any animal could talk. 

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Words of Comfort: Flat Earth?



Someone asked “Can someone please point me to the verse that says the earth is flat?”      

The now banned atheist John Milk then replied: "It calls Earth a circle. Circles are flat." Actually, circles are round. Atheists go in circles with this argument. By saying that they are in "circles" I am meaning that they go round and round...in a circle. Round. When the Bible says "He that sits on the circle of the earth" (Isaiah 40:22) it means that the earth is round...like a round circle. Like the wheel on a bike. Round. But this won't convince a fundamentalist atheist because he loves his sins and he’s not interested in truth. He seeks excuses to try and justify his sinful worldview. If he was truly seeking truth he would simply repent, trust in Jesus and come to know God. Of course that would mean no more porn, fornication, blasphemy, etc. but it would also mean that he finds everlasting life. So if any atheists are reading this, stop going in circles (round and round—like a circle). Get right with God and get on the straight and narrow path that leads to life.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Words of Comfort: Institution of Marriage.



Mike Veet cynically asked “It'd be great to get your thoughts on Col 3:18” (about wives “submitting” to their husbands).

The verse is a letter from Paul instructing Christian women. The letter isn’t addressed to unbelievers, and those who read it are reading someone else’s mail—ours.
The Bible is an Instruction Book which, among other things, tells us how to make the institution of marriage work.  The world mocks it, and so they fill the divorce courts (and scar their kids for life) because they don't like God's order. That's their choice and to their detriment.

But I have a further thought. Believers in evolution often point to the behavior of animals to try and justify their animal-like behavior. So let’s take a cue from the King of the animal kingdom. Watch a lion have his woman go shopping for him. When she returns with the beef, she waits while he eats. He roars a couple of times. Then he sleeps while she eats.  That’s God’s order for the lion….and it doesn’t sound too bad at all (to a male).

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Words of Comfort: Faith-Building.



How faith-building it is to see the amazing consistency of scripture. If you do a study on the “right hand” of God you will find Jesus there.

Psalm 48:10  says: "Your right hand is full of righteousness." Our righteousness is in Christ.  
Psalm 16:11: “…at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Jesus is our great treasure.  
Psalm 17:7: “O you that save by your right hand.” Jesus is our Savior.
Psalm 21:8: “Your right hand will find those who hate You.” God will judge this world by Jesus Christ.
Psalm 63:8: “Your right hand upholds me.” We are upheld and preserved in Christ.
Isaiah 48:13: “And My right hand has stretched out the heavens…” God made all things through Jesus Christ.

After the ascension, Jesus sat at the right hand of the Father, but when Stephen was being stoned to death he looked up and saw Jesus “standing on the right hand of God.”  

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