Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Words of Comfort: Well of salvation.

The Ten Commandments are like the ten camels that carried Abraham’s servant in search of a bride for his beloved son Isaac (Gen. 24:10–20). He prayed that the bride-to-be would be evidenced by the fact that she would have consideration for the camels. When Rebekah saw the camels, she ran to the well to get water for them.

God the Father sent His Spirit to search for a bride for His only begotten Son. He has chosen the Ten Commandments to carry this special message from His Lord. While we may not be able to clearly distinguish the Bride of Christ from the rest of this world, the Holy Spirit knows that the primary reason she draws water from the Well of Salvation is to satisfy the ten thirsting camels of a holy and just Law. The true convert comes to the Savior simply to satisfy the demands of a holy Law.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Words of Comfort: Favor in foreign lands.

Abraham was a foreigner in a land in which he had the favor of the people. It is our prayer that governments give us favor for the cause of the gospel. The great missionary Hudson Taylor said, “When I get to China, I will have no claim on anyone for anything. My claim will be alone in God and I must learn before I leave England to move men through God by prayer alone.”

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Words of Comfort: Sacrifice a human being.

God commanded Abraham to do something that He had previously forbidden: sacrifice a human being. The location of this human sacrifice would be on a mountain of God’s choosing. While Abraham and his soon-to-be-sacrificed son, Isaac, were walking, Isaac noticed that they did not have a lamb for a sacrifice (v. 7). And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering” (v. 8).

We know that God stopped Abraham from sacrificing his only son on a mountain in the land of Moriah. But did God ever provide a lamb for the sacrifice? Approximately 2,000 years later, God sacrificed His only beloved Son, Jesus Christ, on a mountain in the land of Moriah (present-day Jerusalem).

(By Todd Friel Adapted from Don’t Stub Your Toe.) 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Words of Comfort: P.Z.

“Boy, I really do hate these guys. You've got a discussion going, talking about why you're an atheist, or what atheism should mean to the community, or some such topic that is dealing with our ideas and society, and some smug [obscenity] comes along and announces that ‘Atheism means you lack a belief in gods. Nothing more. Quit trying to add meaning to the term.’ As if atheism can only be some platonic ideal floating in virtual space with no connections to anything else; as if atheists are people who have attained a zen-like ideal, their minds a void, containing nothing but atheism, which itself is nothing. [He then calls them ignorant people].” Professor P.Z. Myers

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Words of Comfort: Sodom's sin.

Some claim that Sodom was judged because of their "inhospitality." However, the Bible is clear that Sodom was given over to homosexuality. The Scriptures say that Lot was "oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men"--people who "indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority" (2 Peter 2:7-10). Jude 1:7 warns “Sodom and Gomorrah…having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Words of Comfort: Pain.

“Why do Christian women still have period pains and childbirth pains if Jesus died for their sins?”
Christians will be under the Genesis curse right up until the time when God removes it from creation. When Jesus suffered and died for our sins, He purchased our redemption. When God’s Kingdom comes to this earth and God’s will is done on this earth as it is in Heaven, we will take custody of the purchased possession.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Words of Comfort: Brain activity.

“The biggest loser is he who lives in fear of an imaginary punishment and in hope of an imaginary reward, instead of appreciating that this is the only life we have.”  
You are convinced that this one life is the only life we have. You no doubt have based this on the knowledge that when someone dies it’s all over because there is no life in the body. This is because the life has left the body. There is no brain activity because it is the life that gives the brain its activity.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Words of Comfort: Growing hair on bald heads.

“Have you ever heard of someone who grew a limb? No… why does God always cure the easy stuff that the body can do on its own?"
Have you ever heard of God growing hair on bald heads, making short people tall, replacing knocked out teeth, or making fat people skinny? I'm sure you haven't. How could you then leap over logic and reason, and say that He doesn't exist because you haven't seen Him do such things?

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Words of Comfort: "We told you so."

“The only thing that disappoints me about the lack of afterlife is that you loons will never even have that moment where you realize they were wrong all along. I almost wish they would, and I'd love to be there to see it!”
We don't think the same of you. When you find out that God is morally perfect and that Hell is real, there won't be anything in us that says "We told you so." We're horrified at the thought of you facing absolute justice and being justly damned forever.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Words of Comfort: You know Who.

"I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. None of us are eternal. Make most of the here and now, or throw away the joys this world offers in this fleeting time we have in existence for the false promise of eternal bliss."
Why did you say "billion and billions"? Why not "trillions and trillions"? I will tell you why. Because what you meant was that you were "eternally" dead, but you dare not use the word "eternal" because it has connotations of you know Who.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Words of Comfort: “God murdered millions."

“God murdered millions."
God never "murders" anyone.  He is a righteous Judge, and you have been given the death sentence (along with every other human being).  However, He's rich in mercy and offers you a reprieve. Take it or leave it--life or death, Heaven or Hell.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Words of Comfort: Age of reason.

“If Christianity worked, you would not be seeing the emergence of the age of reason... but you are witnessing its birth."
Atheism--the age of reason? It is leading us back into the dark ages--of talking primates, we are made of stardust, we are cousins of bananas, believing in walking whales, spinning through space on a planet made by nothing for no reason at all.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Words of Comfort: We're coming at you...

An atheist wrote: "We'll leave you alone as soon as you realize not everyone shares the same beliefs and keep your beliefs in your home and churches where they belong…none of us have the right to impose our beliefs on each other. The human race will be in a much better place when religious people learn this."
We won't be keeping the gospel to ourselves, our homes, or our churches. We are going to use every medium possible to shout the message of everlasting life from the housetops. We’re coming at you to tell you that eternal life is the free gift of God--and that no one needs to end up in Hell--including you. We deeply care about you and where you spend eternity, even if you don't.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Words of Comfort: God will punish.

“He who sees the eyes of a child beaten and molested while his God watched is a seriously sick person for believing in a God.”
It is thoughtless to jump to the conclusion that nothing created everything, simply because God doesn’t immediately punish evil.  If He intervened and had Judgment Day today, where would you stand under the light of moral perfection?  God is holding back from punishing child molesters, rapists, adulterers, fornicators, homosexuals, those who lust, hate, lie, steal and covet, because He is rich in mercy and willing to forgive all who repent and trust in Jesus.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Words of Comfort: The love of money.

“Believers are supposed to live humble lives. Not lives filled with smart phones, laptops, big houses, nice clothes and fancy cars.”
A Christian can be humble and be rich. There is nothing wrong with money. Rather the Bible warns that the love of money (not money) is the root of all kinds of evil. In Scripture, those who are rich are told to use their wealth for good.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Words of Comfort: Created as such?

“If God wants us all to follow and worship Him, why didn't He create us as such?”
When He created Adam and Eve, they were without sin. But when they disobeyed God, sin entered their hearts and then passed it on to their offspring. When you are born again God makes you a new creation.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Words of Comfort: “Atheists are free-thinkers.”

“Atheists are free-thinkers.”
Anyone who believes that nothing created everything isn’t a free-thinker.  He is free from thinking. The Bible calls him a “fool” (see Psalm 14:1).

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Words of Comfort: Good news.

"Suppose the Muslim hell is the real one. Then YOU lose."
Muslims aren't fools. They know the Creator exists because of the order of Nature and the existence of the human conscience. They also know that Hell exists, but they have no Savior to avoid it. God provided a Savior for all of humanity. He said that "whoever" trusts in Him will be saved. This is truly good news for the whole world.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Words of Comfort: Temporal.

"I am full of life and happiness. My family brings me joy, among other things. I love living in the here and now, and being accountable to my fellow humans.”
Everything you love is temporal. It will one day be ripped from your hands by death. That could be today--and that's not some sort of scare tactic; it is reality.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Words of Comfort: The Universe.

“Even if the Universe did have a supernatural or natural creator, it is not proof that such a creator is anything like the one portrayed in the Bible.”
That’s true. But your problem is that the God of the Bible is the only one who provided a Savior. Without Jesus Christ you will die in your sins and end up in a terrible place called Hell. No religion or effort on your part can save you from Eternal Justice.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Words of Comfort: Evidence.

“Atheists do not have faith that a God does not exist, we are just asking for the evidence that a God exists.”
Creation is evidence for the existence of God. It is scientifically impossible for nature to make itself. See Romans 1:20-24. You are without excuse now and will be on Judgment Day, if you are without a Savior.  
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Words of Comfort: Punished because of Eve?

“Why should I be punished for something some woman ages ago did?”
Although you have inherited a sinful nature from Adam and Eve, you are morally responsible to God for your actions.  That defense wouldn’t work in a court of law, and neither will it work on Judgment Day.
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