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A.W Tozer on a new and popular form of Christianity…

tozer-1956“But if I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity. The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it.” ~A.W Tozer



How and When Should Christians “Name Names”?

With the myriad of false teachers parading in church today some say, it is unbiblical to “name names”. They add and lament that it is unloving to do so. Those who do so are summarily labelled as “judgemental” or “divisive ” brethren trying to rock the boat and should be avoided like the plague. Oh wait a minute Sir! But what does the Bible say though?

Yet, as I study the Scriptures….The authors of Scripture take false teaching very seriously and so must we. Indeed, throughout the New Testament, we see numerous examples of specific men named as false teachers—as traitors to the gospel.

Paul tells Timothy that Hymenaeus, Alexander and Philetus are among those who have made a shipwreck of their faith and swerved from the truth (1 Tim. 1:20; 2 Tim. 2:17-18). Their “irreverent babble,” he says, will spread like gangrene among God’s people. …Read More!

ACTS church emphasized teaching not performance arts or activities.

 A timely message from Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones:

In Acts 2, what did the Christians come together for? Here were these people who had come out of the world to join the group of people called disciples, and they formed the first church, but what is the Christian church for? What does she do? What does she provide? Do Christian people come together for socials, dances, raffles, dramatic performances, lectures on politics, literature, and sociology? There was nothing like that in the early church. It is not my objective to denounce these things. But I do want to show how far removed they are from the Christian church. You can get all that in the world, and you can get it very much better there. The Christian church makes a fool of herself when she attempts these things–she does them so badly. If you want activities like that, then go and get them organized professionally. But that is not the Christian church. It is a travesty. …Read More!

Trivia Answers!!

I see you have given up, taken the easy route and decided to peek at the answers. Okay, here you go:

A: What is the shortest verse in the Old Testament? (1Chronicles 1:25)

B: Where in the Bible do you find a father who had 88 children? (2Chron. 11:21)

C: Saul was the first king of Israel.  Who was the second? (Ishbosheth   2 Sam. 2:10)

D: Who is the only person in the Old Testament mentioned as being buried in a coffin? (Joseph)

E: How many times does Eve’s name appear in Genesis? (Twice)

F: Who are the only three angels mentioned in the Bible by name? (Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer)

G: Who had a vision of one angel running to meet another? (Zechariah Zechariah 2: 3)

H: The word “God” appears in every book of the Bible except in which two books? (Esther and Song of Solomon)

I: Where is the longest verse in the bible? (Esther 8:9)

J: Which verse in the Bible contains all letters of the alphabet except Q? (Daniel 4:37)

Well here is a bonus set of easy Bible questions. I know you will do well now 🙂

A: Where is the only place in the Bible where “Hats” are mentioned?
B: What king had the first birthday party in the Bible?
C: What group of people in the Bible died because they could not pronounce the letter “H”?
D: Whose hair weight from about 5 to 6 pounds at his annual haircut?  (check here for answers)