“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)

Meditations (Genesis 3:1-3)

Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which Yahweh God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God said, ‘You shall not eat from it, and you shall not touch it, lest you die.’”

Genesis 3:1-3 (LSB)

The Attack

The attack of the evil one, the one who was “more crafty than any beast of the field”, was against God’s Word. “Indeed, has God said?”

Did God really say that?

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Meditations (Romans 1:28-32)

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to an unfit mind, to do those things which are not proper, having been filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, violent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the righteous requirement of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.

Romans 1:28-32 (LSB)

Earlier in the chapter, Paul has just explained that men know that God exists because He (God) has made it plain (evident) to them. But people suppress the truth in unrighteous, and God in turn judges them. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men (Romans 1:18).”

The passage above comes at the end of this section and wraps up the judgment or wrath of God against these ungodly people. What does judgment look like?

“God gave them over to an unfit mind…”

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Free Book Day

Once a month (generally on the 1st of the month) I have a regular circuit of websites that I visit to get FREE ebooks! Here they are. 1) Logos Bible Software Logos Bible Software is one of the largest software packages out there to aid in Biblical/Theological research for laymen, pastors, and scholars alike. It …

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Mournfully Pro-Life

On June 24, 2022, with the Dobbs decision of the Supreme Court of the U.S., the Pro-Life movement won one of the most significant victories in decades. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, declaring that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion.

Praise the Lord! This is an occasion for the Church of Jesus Christ to celebrate!

Or so you might think.

It should be noted that some claim to be in the church, yet they fight for and affirm a “woman’s right to choose.” These people are apostates, and they should be handed over to Satan.

Some Christians and churches give lip service to being Pro-Life, yet their rhetoric reveals a disturbing compromise and Leftward drift.

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Calling Out My Fellow Laymen

Doors for a Choice

“There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”

Linus

Background Data

Nazi Holocaust: approximately 17 million people murdered (6 million Jews and 100 million others). Since Roe v. Wade decision in 1973: approximately 62 million (preborn) babies murdered.

Getting Political

Christians, true Christians, must confirm one of the most political statements in existence… Jesus is King! He has been given all authority in heaven and on Earth.

In our current political moment (really well-past the present political moment), there are two candidates up for the President of the United States office: Donald Trump (the incumbent) and Joe Biden.

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Happy Thanksgiving 2018

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Romans 1:18-21 (ESV)

Today I am thankful that our nation, as dark as it may sometimes seem, honors the tradition of giving thanks. To be thankful is an attribute that is distinctly Christian. To give thanks is to recognize something or someone outside of yourself. To give thanks is to give honor, recognition and glory to someone outside of yourself. The world says, “look at me! I am owed! It is my right! I am the victim! I did this!” Ungratefulness is one of the main qualities listed in the passage above which leads to judgment and the wrath of God. This just judgment is evident in futile thinking and foolish, darkened hearts that say, “there is no god.” Today, I thank the Father in heaven who bestows onto His children “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” through His son, Jesus Christ. Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father! Give Him thanks and let your thinking dwell on His glory today. Let your hearts shine with the light of His glory today, for He alone is worthy of praise.

Gary North on Spoon-Feeding Miracles

When God’s people seek continual miracles from God, rather than victory by means of labor under God’s revealed law-order, they are admitting defeat.

— Gary North. Unconditional Surrender: God’s Program for Victory. Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1988. 359. Print.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted

The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg My rating: 1 of 5 stars I really did not like this book much at all. There were a couple of redeeming chapters, particularly the one about the discipline of celebration, taking time to celebrate God’s blessings in our lives. Aside from …

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D.A. Horton on Integrity

The reputation of Christ and the beauty of the Gospel is far more glorious and worth fighting for than those momentary things that the enemy wants to leverage to disqualify those that God is leveraging for leadership within the body of Christ.

— D.A. Horton