Friday, November 27, 2015

Words of Comfort: Justly condemned.

"All men are under the Law by nature, and consequently they are condemned by it because they have broken its commands; and apart from our Lord Jesus men are only reprieved criminals, respited from day to day, but still under sentence and waiting for the appointed hour when the warrant shall be solemnly executed upon them." Charles Spurgeon 

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Words of Comfort: Beautiful feet.

God told Moses to take off his shoes because he wa standing on holy ground. That same Creator has made us holy in Christ. We have our "beautiful" feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace, so that we can take the message of salvation to those who stand on unholy ground (see Rom. 10:15; Eph. 6:15). 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Words of Comfort: Jefferson

America has lost its fear of God and one result of godlessness is that millions of unborn children have been murdered through abortion. "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the sole legitimate object of good government." Thomas Jefferson 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Words of Comfort: 114-word sentence.

A skeptic asked: "Which one's a bigger fool Ray? The person who rationalizes and decides to do things for himself like ask questions, critically analyze things, do research and use scientific methods in order to figure out things in life or the person that blindly listens to every word of a 2000 year old shepherd's journal written in the bronze age of a superstitious era by a collaboration of sheep herders that claims to have all the answers to every possible question imaginable which in fact had been interpreted and translated throughout several generations until it ended up in the hands of a mad king who re-wrote it and intentionally left out information and altered it in a way that he saw fit?" 

Ray answered: You have to learn to use the period. I needed paramedics by the time I finished reading your 114-word sentence.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Words of Comfort: Other gods.

A skeptic asked: "The First Commandment says, 'You shall have no other gods before Me' -- that proves He isn't the only God!"

Ray answered: There are millions of false gods (Hinduism has hundreds of millions). Man gravitates towards idols--"other gods" (which he makes with his hands or with his mind), because they don't demand moral accountability. 

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Words of Comfort: "God told Abraham to sacrifice his son to prove his love."

A skeptic asked: "God told Abraham to sacrifice his son to prove his love." 

Ray answered: God told Abraham to "offer" Isaac, and when he was about to kill him, God stopped him (see Genesis 22). This is a Bible "type"-- of God sending His "only-begotten Son" to suffer for the sin of the world. Any dirt we try and throw at God will always come back down on us, because He is without sin.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Words of Comfort: Slaves in the Bible.

A skeptic asked: "Why does God tell people to own slaves?"

Ray answered: If a Hebrew was in debt he could work off that debt by being a "bond-servant" or "slave."  We put negative connotations on the word "slave" because Americans kidnapped Africans (God prescribed the death sentence for kidnapping), sold them as bond-servants and treated them with great cruelty.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Words of Comfort: Best shot.

An atheist friend sent me a text recently and suggested that we make a movie that gives the existence of God our "best shot." I told him that we didn't need to do that because everyone knows that the Creator exists, but some pretend He doesn't exist because they think it frees them from moral responsibility. 

He said that he was living proof that I was wrong about that. My reply was that either my atheist friend or God was lying, and it's impossible for God to lie. I choose to trust God and not trust my friend. Despite the insult, we are still friends. There's the first principle of Christianity. You and I insult God when we refuse to trust Him. but there's one difference. The Bible says that before we find peace with Him through repentance and faith in Jesus, we are not His friends. We are His enemies. 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Words of Comfort: Our holding cell.

I saw a movie when I was seven years old that scared the living daylights out of me. It was called "The Scarlet Pimpernel."  It was about the French Revolution and at one point a group of ugly ladies sat around the guillotine waiting for people to have their heads lopped off. When the chopper came down they would cackle like witches, and knit another stitch onto their already very long scarves. 

I remember thinking "Imagine what it was like for those a poor victims, waiting in a holding cell for that fearful blade to come down and sever them from the land of the living.

However, as I matured I began to see that all of humanity is in a holding cell, waiting for the chopper to come down. The "holding cell" is large, with a big blue roof, good lighting and air-conditioned, but this life is still a holding cell until death severs us from the land of the living. 

Thank God that He's rich in mercy and offers a reprieve to all who are condemned to death. If you want to wait around for the chopper to come down, then offer your weak excuses and argue about things that don't matter. It's your life. But if you are interested in everlasting life, check out 

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Words of Comfort: Learn from this man's mistake...

A man once climbed up to his A-frame roof to paint it. It was very steep, so to paint it he tossed a rope over the roof, tied it to the bumper of his car, climbed back onto the roof, secured it around his waist, leaned back and began painting. 

All was well until his wife, not knowing what he had done, came out of the house with her car keys in hand, got into the car and drove off, pulling him up and over the roof. The man was seriously injured.  We can learn a great lesson from this man's mistake. You and I are only as secure as to that to which we secure ourselves. 

If you tie yourself to the unscientific theory of Darwinian evolution, you will live your life according to that godless and foolish worldview...and that will be to your eternal downfall. 

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