Sunday, October 16, 2011

Twitteneutics - Day 17

It's been a few days since my last Twittenteutics entry. Directing this year's Deeper Conference kept me pretty busy this weekend.

During the conference, Ray Comfort shared something I have heard him say many times in the past. They are words that resonate with me and stir my heart every time I hear him say them. "No Bible, no breakfast. No read, no feed."

And this morning I read the following quote from J.C. Ryle: "The Bible is the true lantern for a dark and cloudy time. Let us beware of traveling without its light."

Here's what I have gleaned from the Word of God, over the last few days.

Before Christ, you weren't spiritually sick. You were spiritually DEAD--dead in trespasses and sin (Ephesians 2:1-3).

If you are alive in Christ, GOD made you alive! You are alive because of His mercy, not your merit--because of His grace, not your goodness (Ephesians 2:4-5).

Only God can open the eyes of the Roman Catholics, Muslims, Cultists and today's Pharisees to Sola Fide and Sola Gratia (Ephesians 2:8-9).

If you are God's vessel you did not, have not, and will not determine your usefulness to Him. He determined it all in eternity past (Ephesians 2:10).

Neo-Pharisees have no peace, for they remain unreconciled, unregenerate people hostile to God who scorn the cross (Ephesians 2:14-16).

There is NO access to God, but through Christ (Ephesians 2:18)!

Anyone who takes lightly the weighty responsibility of gospel preaching should not preach, because they've forgotten who they represent (Luke 10:20).

Evangelist: rejoice not in the power of your ministry. Rejoice that the One who gave you your ministry first gave you eternal life (Luke 10:17-20).

If you know God the Son it is Only because He chose to reveal Himself to you (Luke 10:22).

Jesus didn't abide/tolerate Mariology in His day. Those who worship her today must repent, for no idolater will enter the Kingdom of God (Luke 11:27-28).

Sadly, many false Christians work hard to wash the outside of the cup while the inside of the cup is unregenerate and unclean (Luke 11:37-41).

According to the traditions of evangelicalism, Jesus was a failure at friendship evangelism. He cared more for truth and souls [than making friends] (Luke 11:37-54).

To use the excuse "I'm not good with words" to avoid proclaiming the gospel is to sin against the one who gave you your voice (Exodus 4:10-12).

The sin of Moses is the sin of the vast majority of American Christians (Exodus 4:13).

Sadly, those who profess to be Christians while insisting on being pro-choice fall into a dreadful category (Titus 1:16).

Jesus saved me first for his glory, and second for my benefit. He gave himself to save me, I didn't give myself to Him so He could save me (Titus 3:14).

Christians: are your tweets more about Titus 3:4-8, or are they more about Titus 3:9-11?

God has given evangelists to the church to equip His saints to further the gospel. The church without evangelists lacks maturity (Ephesians 4:11-14).

If you deny it is a child growing in the womb, you do not know the Creator (Ecclesiastes 11:5). This includes you if you claim to be a pro-choice "Christian."

The existence of every professed atheist and self-righteous person is validation for the veracity of God's Word (Psalm 53:1-3).

The Christian is not the person who never falls. The Christian is the one who falls and gets back up (Proverbs 22:16). Don't quit! War with sin!

Those who are dead in sin and spiritually blind cannot see the suffering and risen Savior in Isaiah 53:1-12. They are the most pitiful people.

You can't know God like the back of your hand. His thoughts are so beyond comprehension it is enough to sit in the palm of His hand (Isaiah 55:8-9).

Christian leaders who scoff at open-air preaching as ineffective, opting instead for man-pleasing schemes, should spend time reading Acts 26:1-31.

God not only determines if you will die for your faith. He also determines when, where, and how. He is sovereign (Acts 27:22-26).

Do you profess to be a Christian yet refuse to share the gospel? Then why do you think Jesus will acknowledge you before the heavenly host (Luke 12:8-9)?

Have you ever seen a hearse towing a U-Haul trailer? Repent of covetousness (Luke 12:15-21)!

American Church: awake and repent! Billions in building programs reflect how little she cares about Christ's imminent return (Luke 12:35-40).

Those who see men like Gandhi as a Christlike figure know not the Christ of Scripture (Luke 12:49-53).

Before you rail against the sexually immoral, take a look at your checkbook. God feels the same way about the covetous. Both are idolaters (Ephesians 5:5).

A Christian CANNOT vote for pro-choice candidates. To do so is to participate in their wickedness (Ephesians 5:11).

To fear man for any reason is to distrust God. There's just no way around it (Psalm 56:10-11).

The fact that God conceals things makes Him no less God. It simply shows that He is in control and man is not (Proverbs 25:2).

Engaging in gossip is not worth a godly man's reputation (Proverbs 25:9-10).