Thursday, April 30, 2015

Words of Comfort: Letter from an unsaved friend.


My friend, I stand in judgment now,
and feel that you’re to blame somehow.
On earth I walked with you by day,
and never did you show the way.

You knew the Savior in truth and glory,
But never did you tell the story.
My knowledge then was very dim.
You could have led me safe to Him.

Though we lived together, here on earth,
you never told me of the second birth.
And now I stand before eternal Hell,
because of heaven’s glory you did not tell! 

(Anonymous) 

From, The Evidence Bible

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Words of Comfort: “The Man upstairs.”


When people refer to God as “the Man upstairs,” they reveal that they have no concept of (nor living relationship with) Him. They will use such words because they feel uncomfortable saying
His name. Often they will have a measure of reverence for God, but not enough to obey Him. Ask if the person thinks he will go to heaven when he dies. He’ll almost certainly say he will, and a little probing will reveal that he’s trusting in his own goodness to save him. However, the only way sinners can have peace with the God they have offended is through the shed blood of the Savior.

Therefore, it’s important to take the person through the Ten Commandments and strip him of his self-righteousness and his false sense of assurance of salvation. As you do so, you may feel bad that you are making him uncomfortable, but if you care about his eternal salvation, you must ask yourself, “Which is worse: a few moments of conviction under the sound of God’s Law, or eternity in Hell?” Unless there is a knowledge of sin (which comes by the Law—Romans 7:7), there will be no repentance.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Words of Comfort: Fear of man.


Although God assured the prophet Jeremiah that He formed him, knew him, sanctified and ordained him, he still was paralyzed by the fear of man (see Jeremiah 1:5,6). When the fear of man seeks to paralyze us, we must stop saying “I cannot speak” (as Jeremiah did) and instead say with the Apostle Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This one verse obliterates every excuse we try to offer for not preaching the gospel to every creature. It counters the fear of man, the fear of rejection, the fear of public speaking, and the fear of offering a stranger a gospel tract.  Hudson Taylor said, “All God’s giants have been weak men, who did great things for God because they believed that God would be with them.”

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Words of Comfort: New Earth.


The unsaved have no idea of our hope in Christ. 

They presume that when we die we will spend eternity in Heaven as some sort of spirit or an angel. In truth, God’s Kingdom is coming to earth, and God’s will will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We will become neither spirits nor angels, but we will have new bodies similar to the resurrected body of the Savior, never again to be plagued by disease, decay, death, dentists or dandruff. We have God’s word on this, and He has given the indwelling Holy Spirit as a token that He will keep every promise He has made. 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Words of Comfort: Stonewall Jackson


“Oh God, let this horrible war quickly come to an end that we may all return home and engage in the only work that is worthwhile—and that is the salvation of men.” 
-General “Stonewall” Jackson

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Words of Comfort: Great discovery.


Dr. James Simpson, born in 1811, was responsible for the discovery of chloroform’s anesthetic qualities, leading to its medical use worldwide. He also laid a solid foundation for gynecology and predicted the discovery of the X-ray. Dr. Simpson was president of the Royal Medical Society and Royal Physician to the Queen, the highest medical position of his day. He once stated, “Christianity works because it is supremely true and therefore supremely livable. There is nothing incompatible between religion and science.”

When asked what his greatest discovery was, Dr. Simpson replied: “It was not chloroform. It was to know I am a sinner and that I could be saved by the grace of God. A man has missed the
whole meaning of life if he has not entered into an active, living relationship with God through Christ.” The greatest discovery in history has not been the law of gravity, calculus, telescopes, or
the telegraph. The greatest discovery an individual could ever make is finding Jesus Christ and making Him both Lord and Savior.  From, The Evidence Bible

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Words of Comfort: Salt among salt.


“Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of life…” (Philippians 1:14-16).

Too often the Church becomes exclusive. We fellowship only with Christians—a monastery without walls. We become salt among salt, light among light. In reality, the Church should be “in the midst... among whom...in the world—holding forth the word of life.”

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Words of Comfort: Ask God...


“I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking Him to do His work through me.” Hudson Taylor

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Words of Comfort: Preach Christ or nothing


“Preach Christ or nothing: don’t dispute or discuss except with your eye on the cross.” Charles Spurgeon

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Words of Comfort: The quality is in the seed.


If you read Philippians chapter 1, you will see that Paul rejoiced even though Christ was preached from the mouth of a hypocrite. This is because the quality is in the seed, not in the sower. This gives great consolation to those of us who lack what is commonly called “ability.”

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Words of Comfort: Winds and flames.


“And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear” (Philippians 1:14). 

The Church should never dread persecution, as it can work for rather than against the furtherance of the gospel. The winds of persecution only spread the flames of the gospel.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Words of Comfort: Zoom lens.


Do you ever think about how many faces there are upon the earth? As you line up in a store, do you sometimes feel like a tiny grain of sand in the massive desert? Then lift your head and look to the heavens—God Almighty is your Maker. Like a giant heavenly zoom lens, He focused in on you from eternity. He foreknew every sinew of your fearfully and wonderfully made body. He is the lover of your soul. He breathed life into your human frame, and is at work in you to will and do of His good pleasure.

His good pleasure is to conform you to the image of His Son. Never let discouragement fall upon your mind, for God will complete the good work He has begun in you. He picked you out of the ranks of the masses, called you by His Grace, justified you through faith, and glorified you in Christ.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Words of Comfort: Stolen wallet.


Recently an Oklahoma woman who was grocery shopping noticed that someone had stolen her wallet. She spotted the thief in a crowded aisle and said to him, “I think you have something of mine. I'm gonna give you a choice: You can give me my wallet and I'll forgive you right now, and I'll even take you to the front and pay for your groceries." The mother of four added, "He reached into his hoodie pocket and gave me my wallet. He started crying when we walked up to the front. He said he was sorry about 20 times by the time we went from the pickle aisle to the front. He told me he was desperate." She reportedly wound up spending $27 on groceries for the man, including milk, bread, bologna, crackers, soup and cheese. “The last thing he said was, 'I'll never forget tonight. I'm broke, I have kids, I'm embarrassed and I'm sorry,'” she reportedly recalled. "Some people are critical because I didn't turn him in, but sometimes all you need is a second chance." 

According to Yahoo News, “This generosity and desire to help others is a major part of Jessica's life. Though she's a full-time college student, United Way employee, wife and mother of four, she still finds time to work with the Christian Outreach in her community and spends up to 12 hours per week volunteering.”  

While bitter atheists continually try to paint Christians as hate-mongers, love and kindness is the spirit of true Christianity.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Words of Comfort: One chance in a million...


If there was one chance in a million that “Jesus Christ has abolished death and brought light and immortality to life through the gospel,” you owe it to your good sense to at least soften your heart and check it out. Too many have thrown that baby out with the bathwater. If that’s you, try again, and this time do it properly. 

See www.needGod.com for details.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Words of Comfort: Love anyone?


Do you have anyone you love? Your wife, kids, siblings? Then don’t let death take them from you forever. Repent, trust in Jesus and then share the gospel with them. Or could it be that you love your sins more than you love them?

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Words of Comfort: Graveyard of false converts.


“I was a good person as a Christian. Now that I'm Atheist, I'm still a good person. Religious beliefs don't make a person bad.”
It’s clear that you had no knowledge of God’s holiness and in the light of that, your own sinfulness. You were in the dark about your own moral standing before your morally perfect Creator. I was the same before I looked at the Ten Commandments in depth. Without that knowledge there is no way any of us can become a Christian, and so you had a false conversion. But you are not alone. This site is a graveyard of false converts who heard a false gospel that doesn’t open up the moral Law and preach repentance and faith alone in Jesus. God was instead painted as a divine butler, and when He didn't come running at the click of their fingers, they became disillusioned. Please, take a few moments to check out www.needGod.com. It will show you what was is missing in what you heard and why you are in great danger.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Words of Comfort: Name in vain.


"Ray and his followers see it [using God’s Name in vain] as blasphemy, whilst the rest of us just say it out of habit. To us it is just another saying." Christina Kent
Taking it “in vain” means that you count His holy name as worthless. It means nothing to you. It’s just another cuss word that rolls off your tongue when your grubby heart wants to express disgust. The Third Commandment says, “The Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain.”
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Words of Comfort: Above and beyond.


Recently a south Florida mother, Jessica Robles, was stopped by police as she walked out of a grocery store pushing a cart filled with $300 worth of food. Unfortunately, she had not paid for it. When she told a police officer that her children were hungry, she was charged with a misdemeanor and given a notice to appear in court. The officer then went above and beyond her call of duty by buying Robles $100 worth of groceries for her and her three hungry children.

Such kindness reminds the Christian of how incredibly merciful and kind God is for guilty sinners. Each of us is guilty of violating His Law, and yet He became a human being and completely paid our fine, on the cross. He then rose from the dead, defeating the power of the grave, and will grant all who repent and trust in Jesus eternal life, and on top of that He promised to supply all our needs in this life. Check www.needGod.com if you are interested in escaping death and Hell.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Words of Comfort: Escaped religion.


"I like to read posts by Christians and remember how lucky I am to have escaped religion and that I can think for myself now." John Botha

That's why we are glad you and other atheists are here.  We want you to think for yourself and not have deluded God-haters shape your worldview.

“Religion” can't help a soul. It is just a works-righteous attempt to try and bribe God. Eternal life is a free gift of the Creator (see Romans 6:23). Take a few moments to check out www.needGod.com and think for yourself—“Which is better, life or death, Heaven or Hell?”

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Words of Comfort: Blind faith.


Here’s what you are forced to believe if you are an atheist and you believe in Darwinian evolution. It was fortunate and coincidental, that when man evolved, oxygen was present. Without it there would be no life. It was fortunate and coincidental that when man evolved gravity existed at 14.7 pounds per square inch, because without it he would have been flung into space. It was fortunate and coincidental that water existed and was available, because without it he would have died. It was also fortunate and coincidental that there was food and light, because there he could not live without either of those life-essentials. In truth, evolution is a foolish fantasy that requires blind faith…wishful thinking for sin-loving sinners.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Words of Comfort: Soften the Law.


Here’s how to get rid of the offense of God’s moral Law. Simply call adultery an “affair,” covetousness (greed) “gaming,” brothels “gentlemen’s clubs,” call lies “white,” call murder “a choice,” and homosexuality “gay.” Humanity may try and soften the Ten Commandments, but they were written in hard stone for a reason. They are permanent, and they will judge humanity on Judgment Day.

There is, however, another way to deal with the problem of the immutable Law. When a certain woman was caught in the act of adultery certain religious hypocrites wanted to stone her according to the moral Law. They threw her at the feet of Jesus and asked what He thought they should do. He had a suggestion. He said “He that is without sin, let him cast the first stone at her,” then He bent down and wrote in the sand with His finger. No one knows exactly what He wrote, but some believe He wrote The Ten Commandments. There’s a reason for that. When God gave the Commandments to Moses, He wrote them in stone with His finger. Also, the function of the Law is to bring knowledge of sin (see Romans 3:19,20, 7:7, 7:13), and stir the human conscience. Those who saw what Jesus wrote were convicted in their conscience and they dropped their stones and one by one, left.

However. there’s one big difference in this case between the Law written in stone and the Law written in sand. Sand doesn’t speak of permanency. Because of the cross, upon repentance and faith in Jesus, our sins--in a moment of time, are washed away into the sea of God’s forgetfulness.    

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Words of Comfort: Countless crimes.


“The countless crimes committed by religious believers and justified by their beliefs makes it a very real problem for ALL of humanity.” Richard Notizia

The countless crimes (murder, rape, adultery, theft, lust, fornication, etc.) committed by non-religious unbelievers and justified by their unbelief makes it a very real problem for ALL of humanity. But don’t be concerned about injustice. The Day is coming when all those who have violated the Ten Commandments will be judged, and punished for their crimes against God. I hope you will not be one of them. If you are interested in escaping Hell and joining those who have been forgiven and grated everlasting life, see www.needGod.com for details.
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