‘Is It Okay to Make Images?’ (Christian Bloggers)

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Once again our friend and colleague SlimJim tackles a claim of Biblical contradiction made by the Skeptic Annotated Bible.

Are we allowed to create images of living things, or explicitly forbidden by God’s word?

Bible Contradiction? Is it OK to make images?

I have a hard time imagining the mental landscape or the spiritual poverty of persons who devote themselves to “disproving the Bible.”

The images of cherubims on the Ark and on the curtains of the tabernacle–of course they were okay. What is not okay in the Bible is to create some kind of image and then worship it as an idol. Making images is permitted. Worshipping images is not.

Today people still worship the work of their hands–Science and technology, political parties, their own image in the mirror, etc., etc. We’re much too sophisticated to carve a face into a piece of firewood and then bow down to it.

But heathen foolishness is still very much with us.

 

Let’s Help SlimJim (His Post on the Trinity)

We ran this post by our dear friend and colleague, “SlimJim,” back in October. Today he plans to post it on the social media–and I say let’s help him. Because he is sharing an “amazing truth that God will be sent to us.”

Fascinating: Messianic Prophecy and Trinity in Isaiah 48:12-16

We can help by picking up his post and sharing it with others. Hey, it’s a Bible study lesson, and today is Sunday–the subject and the day are perfect together.

This is the Good News that we are commissioned to proclaim.

‘We Must Move the Ideas Forward’ (Mark Rushdoony)

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Leaders die, followers die. Donors die, too. But the ideas must live on. We depend on the Holy Spirit for that.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/we-must-move-the-ideas-forward

The first generation of the movement we call Christian Reconstruction–winning back the world and dedicating it to Christ–has mostly died out. We reprint their books and articles, write new books and articles ourselves; the work goes on. We look to the next generation to continue in our place.

You’d never know it, judging by North America and Western Europe, but conversions to the Christian faith are burgeoning, world-wide. At the same time, humanism is dying: there will be upheavals when it goes.

We serve Jesus Christ, the King of kings. His kingdom is eternal, encompassing both Heaven and the earth. We are part of an ongoing work of great magnificence, a temple made without hands, that will last forever.

Faith moves us; and we move the ideas forward.

‘Some Quick Thoughts on the Authority of Christ’ (Christian Bloggers)

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Here’s a short but filling theological lunch prepared by our friend SlimJim, of the Domain for Truth blog.

Quick Thoughts on the authority of Christ in book of Matthew

What, exactly, is Christ’s authority? Who gave it to Him? How does He exercise it? And how are we to respond to it? It’s amazing how many clear answers to those questions can be found in just the Book of Matthew.

I try to promote the work of my fellow Christian bloggers. Big Tech tries to keep us down, so we need to help each other. If you have a Christian blog and would like me to display some of your work here, please let me know.

Credential-Crazy! (Christian Blogger)

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Paul never went to seminary.

If you think formal credentials are all they’re cracked up to be, you haven’t been paying attention! Our leaders, here and elsewhere, have credentials out the wazoo–and look at the mess they’ve made of things. Who could do worse?

St. Paul did not need a paper from a seminary to preach and teach.

2 Corinthians 3:1 | Credentialism is Killing the Church

This essay in the humaneffort blog lays it on the line. “Credentialism” is killing the Church! Not that God will allow the whole Church to fail; but rather large chunks of it might be washed away if we don’t watch out.

I continue to display work by other Christian bloggers. I’m convinced that Big Tech suppresses our viewership, and that therefor we ought to help each other.

‘Luke 10–Mary and Martha’ (Christian Blogger)

I think we can all feel for Martha, in Luke 10–doing all the work of preparing a dinner while her sister, Mary, just sits down and listens to Jesus.

Luke 10- Mary and Martha

But regardless of what else is going on, it’s terribly important to make time to hear the Lord. Jesus’ rebuke of Martha was gentle and loving–yes, He really loved this friend–but very much to the point.

We have this from the Unashamed of Jesus blog. Christian bloggers, I feel strongly, have to help each other to spread the word.

‘God Bless America’ (Christian Blogger)

We have this from Kristi Ann’s Haven (https://kristiann1.com/2021/09/27/god-bless-america-and-israel-our-home-sweet-home/comment-page-1/?unapproved=116869&moderation-hash=b66dd12906e6c81393a2e82e393673fb#comment-116869).

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I continue to try to showcase posts by my fellow Christian bloggers. We need to help each other! Too many people out there trying to keep our message from getting out.

Kristi Ann also has a lot of Bible verses for us–the Good News of the gospel is the antidote to all the bad nooze we have to hear.

‘Luke 6–Jesus Is Our Rock’ (Christian Blogger)

I’m still saying Christian bloggers have to help each other. There are people out there who are trying to keep our message from getting out. They suppress our readership. But we can help each other by re-posting or re-blogging each other’s posts.

We have this from the “Unashamed of Jesus” blog:

Luke 6- Jesus Is Our Rock

Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? (Luke 6:46-48)

This is a serious question that Jesus asks, and you can be sure He’s still asking it today. Anyone can call himself a Christian–and then go out and ignore the Lord’s teaching… or even actively oppose it.

Jesus warns us not to build on sand, without Him as the foundation. He warns us not to put our faith in things of this world, because that foundation will surely fail us when we need it most.

But to build on Him, and on His word, is to build upon a rock; and that foundation will endure.

Kristi Ann with John 3:16 (Christian Bloggers)

I continue my campaign of bringing increased exposure to Christian bloggers and their blogs. It doesn’t seem I have much to contribute, “but such as I have, give I thee.”

Kristi Ann’s Haven has a lot of Bible verses for us, starting with John 3:16… “For God so loved the world…”

https://kristiann1.com/

You’re sure to find something in here that resonates with you today.

‘Receive the Holy Spirit’ (Christian Blogger)

Acts 19 - The Disciples Who Had Not Heard of the Holy Spirit!

We have this today from the Unashamed of Jesus blog,

Acts 19- Receive The Holy Spirit

In Acts 19, the early church in Ephesus had not yet even heard of the Holy Spirit and had only the baptism of John. Paul supplied what they were missing.

Without me you can do nothing, Jesus said. We have big things, daunting things, to do in this world; and we can’t do them without the Lord.  “If we want to see the power of God in the Church,” concludes the blogger, “we need the Holy Spirit!” Amen.

Note: I wish to provide more exposure to Christian blogs, to counter Big Tech censorship. If you’re a Christian blogger and would like to see some of your work displayed here, please just let me know! There is no charge for this.