Well here we go again… Blog number 2 from Pastor Tony.
When did the church, (the people who call themselves the Body of Christ) change their stance? I mean when did we allow the world to tell us that there is no absolute?
Absolute – 1. free from imperfection, complete; perfect: 2. not mixed or adulterated; pure: 3. complete: 4. free from restriction or limitation: not limited in any way:
So what do I mean? The world will tell you that God’s Word was written so many years ago. That the ways of the world have changed, and that there are several areas that the Bible is outdated and needs to change on. That the Bible does not apply to today’s time.
When these statements are spoken by people it usually starts out like this. Well I think… there we have it! A person is making their own judgment on what God’s Word should and does say.
Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes…. Sounds just like where we are today doesn’t it! (Who is your King?)
This same mentality is in the church, in the body of believers. (Not all but many) We have allowed Satan to put doubt into the very people who call themselves the body to think that the Bible is not 100% absolutely the Word of God applicable to today’s world. Satan is still whispering in the very ears of Christians saying the same thing he did to Eve back in the Garden.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, “You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, “You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
Satan is whispering in ears right now, possibly even yours. Saying did God really say… yes God did say it. There used to be a bumper sticker that said “God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.” My former pastor John Burris always said that the bumper sticker was wrong it should say, God said it and that settles it!” You see it doesn’t matter what the world tells us where they think that the Bible is no longer absolutely the truth, that it is out of date, that it doesn’t apply to today’s time.
It doesn’t matter what you or I think. God is God and we are not! If it is in the Cannon, the Bible, then God made sure it was there so that I could have it to measure what the world is telling me and see if it measures up with what God says. If it doesn’t then the world is WRONG! God’s Absolute truth is always RIGHT!
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart… God’s Word is alive, it is living and how do I know that? Because He lives in me!!!
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it…. Did you hear that? The world cannot comprehend it. Maybe there is to much world in the Christians when they think the Bible doesn’t apply in certain areas or is absolute.
You see Jesus Christ is the Word. He is alive and living inside of every true believer that has placed their trust in Him. The Word of God still applies today. If it doesn’t apply then how can we choose which parts do and do not apply? How can we trust what Jesus said when He said that He is the way, the truth, and the life and no one comes to the Father except through Him?
It is absolute! It is free from imperfection! It is with out error! The world is trying to mix the Bible with it’s views. It is complete! We cannot add anything to it or take anything away from it. It has no restrictions as in, it was good then just not today or not here in this area. The world is restricting it. The Word of God has been voted out, ran out, thrown out of schools, our governing bodies, and homes all across America because we are agreeing with Satan and saying did God really say? Some organizations that meet and call themselves a church are not even preaching it. Funny how when we say did God really say… it is usually so we can justify and make ourselves feel better about allowing sin into our lives.
Church it is time to stand up and stand on the Word of God as the 100% absolute truth, 100% God’s Word that is living and sharper than any 2 edged sword that pierces the very hearts of men and women all across America. It is the infallible, inerrant word of God! It still applies today as it will 1,000 years from today as it did a 1,000 years ago.
DO NOT fall to the pressures of the world and what is supposedly politically correct. Remember it is better to please God than man! God Bless you all!
Love you all,