This is from a psalm sing at Christ Church–The Son of God Goes Forth to War, with band, choir, and the whole congregation.
We are authorized and exhorted to make war on spiritual wickedness: but the weapons of our warfare are spiritual, not fleshly. Believe in God. Testify for Jesus Christ. Speak the truth and never, never let the enemy compel you to speak lies. Pray harder. Sing louder. Our Lord is coming, and not all the devices of this fallen world will hold Him back.
No thanks, I’ll take the Savior that I have. Go away.
Check this out. I quote from the ad published in Biblical Archaeology Review.
“The Gospel of Judas is the most important discovery in history.” Ya think? “From gnostic texts that have just recently arisen–phoenix-like–from the desert sands of Egypt, is the true original mastership succession story of first-century savior James the Just, whose every detail is inverted to hide his coming in the “Betrayal of Christ” narrative of the New Testament Gospels. All biblical scholars–” What? All of them?–“missed that Judas–not Jesus!–is the spiritual self-sacrifice ‘of the man that bears me,’ and an inverted stand-in for successor James…” blah-blah. And there’s more if you have nothing better to do than visit their website (https://judaswasjames.com/).
There you will be told that “‘Jesus’ didn’t die to save anyone, and that he was in truth preceded and succeeded by other Masters of equal stature.”
And at the bottom of the ad, this notice: “Seeking assistance/publisher/producer”. It seems somebody’s too cheap to self-publish.
Is it me, or is there a lot of this pseudo-biblical buffoonery going around these days? Last I heard, gnosticism was a heresy, emphatically rejected by the early Church. Obviously with good reason.
Where can I go to buy stock in false prophecy–clearly a growth industry?
These people are going to have to do an awful lot of fast talking, come Judgment Day.
If you’ve been here a while, you know I’m crazy for this hymn–Light of the World by Charles Wesley, performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. I was whistling it as I rode my bike this morning.
Jesus Christ, “the true light, that lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9)–the only light, I dare say, by which we truly see.
I’m posting this hymn again because I want to declare the object of my faith, the sole God in whom I trust–In Christ Alone (performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty). To quote the very first line of the lyrics: “In Christ alone my hope is found.”
Not in any global government, or any government of any kind. Not in The Smartest People in the World slapping each other on the back as they swill expensive drinks in Davos. Not in managers, mavens, or morons. Not in judge-of-all-the-earth wannabes who couldn’t umpire a softball game, let alone govern all the earth.
In Christ alone. My king, and the only king whose right it is.
The Lord said unto my lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (Psalm 110:1)
We have to hang on until He does it.
Back in 2009 this was just the latest “study” intended to prove that “religion”–what they really mean is Christianity–is on its way out, thank Darwin, imagine there’s no heaven, imagine there’s no hell, blah-blah-blah (“Blather Bingo!”)…
I took some pains to cover the American Religious Identification Survey and found it somewhat less than–well, pick the word. Honest? Candid? You decide.
In reality, we find that the Christians who are leaving liberal feel-good churches are not ceasing to be Christians; and that Jesus Christ, who was crucified and shut up in the tomb, yea, He lives! They keep putting the stone back, and He keeps rolling it away.
I will never understand what motivates anybody to devoting his or her excuse for a life to “proving” that there is no God and convincing others to shed their religious faith.
I don’t think I even want to ask what it is that they have faith in.
The Lost Tomb of Jesus was 2007’s entry in the media’s annual Easter-time festival of Christianity-bashing. I reviewed the film for Chalcedon.
It’s a long review, but it took time to refute so many errors–not honest mistakes, but an agenda-driven attack on the divinity of Jesus Christ by a Zionist film-maker, a Hollywood big shot, and a so-called “theologian” who’s a heretic. Other than that, it was swell.
I didn’t watch whatever Christian-bash they resorted to this year. I was too busy celebrating Our Lord’s resurrection from the dead.
Remember the bozo, a couple years ago, who told me to lay off the sermonizing and just report the nooze? As if the nooze, anymore, was anything less than left-wing sermonizing for their own false gods.
Do they know whom they’re trifling with?
No, boys ‘n’ girls, he’s not a tame lion.
For a refresher course on this, see Psalm 2. “He shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
This is another one of those, ahem, ideas that sound really smart when said in a certain kind of way, but in reality is nothing but crapola: “moral evolution.”
I mean, you have to be completely 100% pluperfect ignorant of current history to think the human race has changed one whit over several thousand years. “Yeah? Well, we don’t have slavery anymore!” Wanna bet? “We don’t have death camps anymore!” Ya think? Not counting some 60 million abortions in America alone.
No, fat-heads–we are not “evolving,” and we are not going to “evolve,” into some race of moral Mensa candidates. We are still sinners in need of a Savior.
Power, wealth, government, science, fame–those things don’t save.
Only Jesus saves.