God’s Purpose

He Hath Said

A special post for these days~

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Coronavirus and the Christian

Watching Daily At Wisdom's Gates

I can’t help but comment on the coronavirus. My wife’s family are in lockdown in northern Italy. Prisoners have been rioting and dying in their city.

Italian medics are saying to stop calling it a bad case of the flu- it’s far more infectious and deadly and is overwhelming the hospitals in the north especially.

In a slight exaggeration, a man with a trolley full of toilet roll in the shop I work in described coronavirus as simply a form of flu! I thought, if he’s not worried, why is he panic buying?

The UK government are telling us on the one hand that we don’t need to stockpile, and on the other that we might need to self isolate and socially distance ourselves for weeks on end (or if it gets like Italy for months!). Can we really believe authorities who offer empty reassurances to flooded communities and residents…

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Be Ye Separate from the Base Things of the World

He Hath Said

God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.-John 4:24
Every time any form of worship by procession, celebration, or ceremonial of man’s invention is offered to God, it is offered in defiance of this word of Christ, and cannot and will not be received; however earnest people may be they have violated the imperative canon of God’s Word; and in fighting for rubrics they have gone against the eternal rubric that God as a Spirit must be worshiped in spirit and in truth. ~ C.H. Spurgeon,  –The Sword and the Trowel January 1873

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one! – Job 14:4

“As it was with the worship of Israel of old, so it is now with that of the Christian church. The pure becomes alloyed with the base, that which is genuine with that…

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Final words of a dying Christian

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Here is something I read on Facebook.

Final words of a dying Christian

by Brittany Pounders

2 weeks ago I was sitting in a conference and I got a text that said, “Hey Britt- I’m leaving MD Anderson today for what will most likely be my last couple of weeks at home with my family. Very soon I will be in heaven. I’ve had an amazing spiritual breakthrough in my life that I want to share with you. This newfound realization about my salvation is so powerful that I wanted to tell you about it so that you could share it with everyone when I’m gone. Could you come over this weekend?”

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A Revolution by the Word

A Revolution by the Word

Where Living Begins

My son Daniel at Wittenberg Castle Church, Germany (2017)

Martin Luther was faced with a decision to remain quiet or speak out. The religious corruption he witnessed was unbearable. Bishops sold places in Heaven to the highest bidder. The pope claimed to be the only authority for Christians and promised early release from Purgatory for donations to build his Roman palace. Priests were impregnating nuns and aborting the babies.

Luther began by writing a letter to his bishop, explaining 95 Biblical reasons the pope was wrong to sell salvation. Then on October 31, 1517, filled with righteous anger at the lack of response, he stormed to his church building in Wittenberg, Germany, and nailed his Ninety-Five Theses on the doors which served as the community bulletin board. Soon his complaint reached Rome.

For hundreds of years the pope was considered the final authority in all things Christian. His words were…

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Sermon: Lame Worship

Too New to be True?

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Dispensationalism is a theological system that has been characterized by three essential elements: a consistently literal reading of the Bible, a separation between Israel and the Church, and that God’s overarching purpose is to glorify Himself. It is popularly known by certain doctrines such as the physical removal of the church to heaven (Rapture) before seven years of divine judgment on the earth (Tribulation), the restoration of Israel to it’s divinely promised homeland, the one-thousand year reign of Jesus on earth (millennium), and Christian Zionism.

As a system dispensationalism is often criticized and disparaged as being “too new to be true”.  John Nelson Darby, the guy above, was an English pastor and theologian who lived from 1800—1882 is often cited as dispensationalism’s originator. But the fact is that Darby was systematizer not originator.  He was the recipient and beneficiary of ideas that had been circulating in theological and pastoral writing…

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