Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (Genesis 3:1)
GOD GAVE ADAM AND EVE A MORAL CODE to Live By: You can eat any other fruit in the garden except the forbidden fruit. But Satan came along and ruined Eve with one question: “Hath God said?” It worked well. Adam bought it. The whole world has been buying it ever since. It’s not good enough that God said “don’t!”
WE CAN ALWAYS THINK OF A GOOD REASON to ignore God even if He said “don’t!” God told them that if they ate from that tree, they would die. They did it anyway. And they died. God made us with a will of our own and we use it to think and act independent of God. That’s why we die. (Romans 5:12) Wherefore, as by one-man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
EVERYONE HAS SOME FORM OF MORAL AUTHORITY we use in making moral decisions. Hitler killed six million Jews and thought himself to be a moral man. He used Jewish ashes to fertilize rose gardens and used the skins of his victims to make lamp shades. Wouldn’t it be alright for him to do that as long as he was sincere? Anything we can think up is ok if we are sincere about it? Is that what makes it alright? Is that a safe, true moral authority?
HE WOULD GET RID OF AN "INFERIOR RACE OF PEOPLE" and build a German empire that would last as long as the Roman Empire: “The Third Reich” he called it…the third thousand years. He assembled architects and poured an enormous amount of concrete so the highways and buildings would last a long time.
CBS NEWS REPORTED THIS STORY TODAY: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cynthia-hoffman-murder-alaska-teens-allegedly-killed-friend-after-man-offered-9-million-to-record-rape-and-murder/ This was a heinous crime! Today this story floated down into my iPhone while I was thinking about this article and then in the evening news. What made this wrong? “Well, anybody knows this is wrong!” Apparently, these teenagers thought it was ok enough to do it. Someone says: Conscience! That’s a good word. Whose conscience? The conscience of the killers?
SINCE 1973 ABOUT SIXTY MILLION AMERICAN MOTHERS have signed a piece of paper, a death warrant for the death of their unborn baby. A small percentage of them related to the life of the mother or rape or incest. The rest of them were to get rid of inconvenient human life. That’s why Hitler killed six million Jews: to be rid of inconvenient human life. Before they killed six million Jews, they killed over 300,000 disabled Germans. “Useless bread eaters,” he called them.
WHAT MAKES SOMETHING RIGHT OR WRONG? What your family taught you? What the gang you ran with taught you? The philosophy books you have read? A college professor?
EVERY FEW DAYS IN AMERICA SOMEONE WALKS INTO A SCHOOL OR CHURCH or workplace and starts killing people. In London the murder rate with knives is now on a par with New York City and its guns. It’s coming out of their personal moral authority.
WHEN ISRAEL TURNED THEIR BACKS ON GOD, we have this: (Judges 21:25) In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
But they had been taught: (Matthew 4:4) But he (Jesus) answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (Quoted from Deuteronomy 8:3)
I WAS TAUGHT IN MY HIGH SCHOOL YEARS THAT THE BIBLE IS "A SUFFICIENT GUIDE for faith and practice.” I believed it then and I still believe it. If the Bible is not the dominant influence in your life, you are set up to be victimized by the devil. There are a lot of unchurched people who have been greatly influenced by the Bible and Bible-believing churches. A lot of people who never darken the door of a church have been shaped by the church indirectly: by their mother or father or their schoolteacher who had a decent, Bible-related moral authority upbringing.
BUT AS TIME MARCHES ON, THE INFLUENCE OF THE BIBLE IS LEACHING OUT of the families and churches and communities. As the Bible lost influence in our nation, as a nation we have lost our conscience and have presided over the slaughter of sixty million children in the womb. The erroneous decision by the Supreme Court would have been short-lived had the lost influence of the Bible had not already taken place. Individuals, families, churches, schools, the nation: they all have an overriding moral authority.
THE FAMILY HAS DESTABILIZED AND NOW WE HAVE A NEW THING, a mass confusion of whether we are male or female and the enabling lie that we were born all wishy-washy. Not so. If a science lab checks the DNA in your saliva, you will be 100% male or female. Johns Hopkins University/Hospital has done a lot of research on this and the science is solid. Our hormones may get out of balance and make us a little flaky and we may get 30 different kinds of mental disorders from chemical imbalances and we get confused.
BE ASSURED THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRANS-GENDER. You may find a mutilated male or a mutilated female, but their DNA will not change at the hands of a surgeon. The sooner we become honest about the science of male and female, the sooner everyone can get over the great pretending and tragic surgeries that are destroying people. Please watch this not-very-long-video – well done. (Email version only)
AS THE BIBLE IS REPLACED, IT BECOME "EVERY MAN DOES THAT WHICH IS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES." The cement comes out of the brick wall and what you have left is a stack of unstable bricks that will fall in a heap from the wind. The Bible is very important to the survival of America as we know it. STICK WITH THE BIBLE. STICK WITH PROVEN SCIENCE.
Read Through the Bible in a Year
June 20, 2019 – THURSDAY
A.M. Nehemiah 12-13 P.M. Acts 4:23-37
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Great Memory Verse:
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psalm 119:11)
Songs for Today:
Thy Word Have I Hid - (Cedarmont Kids) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UuMu1tzzN4
Near to the heart of God (Mennonite choir)
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