Daily Archives: October 7, 2013

Music Video: Redeemed – Big Daddy Weave

1st Verse

Seems like all I can see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last
Then you look at this prisoner and say to me
“son stop fighting a fight that’s already been won”

Chorus

I am redeemed , you set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain
Cause I’m not who I used to be
I am redeemed…..I’m redeemed

2nd Verse

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear you whisper “child lift up your head”
I remember oh God you’re not done with me yet

Chorus

I am redeemed , you set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain
Cause I’m not who I used to be

Bridge

Because I don’t have to be the old man inside of me
’cause his day is long dead and gone because
I’ve got a new name , a new life I’m not the same
and a hope that will carry me home

Chorus

I am redeemed , you set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains and
Wipe away every stain
Cause I’m not who I used to be

I am redeemed you set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains and
And wipe away every stain
Now I’m not who I used to be
Oh God I’m not who I used to be
Jesus I’m not who I used to be

‘Cause I am redeemed
Thank God redeemed

“Another Jesus” Calling: New Book by Warren B. Smith

Can we trust our emotions and experiences to give us the 100-percent accurate truth?  Many people are turning to their own experiences over the real Truth that God promises can be found in the Scriptures.  “They’d rather feel a presence than know God through His Word,” says Warren Smith, a frequent guest on Stand Up For The Truth. Warren has just finished writing his newest book, “Another Jesus” Calling: How False Christs are Entering the Church through Contemplative Prayer.”

The book examines the popular Jesus Calling book written by Sarah Young, who has now written a version for teens as well as several accompanying books and “bible” studies. As I spoke to Warren by phone this afternoon, it became clear that this is an emotional issue with many Christians who have felt a presence or heard a voice while practicing different versions of Contemplative Prayer. And while Warren has no doubt they experienced something, he knows full well that not every experience is from God but in fact can be from familiar, seducing spirits. Warren spent 20 years in the New Age practicing the very types of spiritual exercises put forth by Contemplative Prayer proponents.

Stay tuned for our upcoming interview with Warren Smith in November, as his new book is published. You can pre-order a copy below via Lighthouse Trails Publishing. Here is a book review from Lighthouse’s Deborah Dombrowski, republished with permission:

Read More Here: http://standupforthetruth.com/2013/10/another-jesus-calling-new-book-by-warren-b-smith/

Do College Students Care About Truth?

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Over the last ten years I have done outreach on a major college campus (The Ohio State University which has 56,000 students). I have had hundreds of spiritual conversations with students and direct an apologetics ministry called Ratio Christi Student Apologetics Alliance. It is no secret that many apologists have written books on the Truth question. In other words, the statement “we are living in postmodern times” has almost become cliche in today’s society. Hence, because of the impact of post-modernism, many seem to assume that college students are not interested in objective truth. So the supposed fallout is that people are not asking whether Christianity is true. Given my experience on the campus, I will respond to this issue. So the good news is that I am truly speaking from personal experience.

I will go ahead and give some definitions of truth here. These are taken from Dr. Norman…

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New Post: Unbelief and its consequences

In Numbers 20, Moses is commanded by God to speak to the rock to initiate a flow of water to meet the Israelites needs.

In a fit of anger, Moses instead strikes the rock and the water gushes forth. God responds to this action by telling Moses, “Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.” (Numbers 20:12)

In Moses’ previous episode of bringing water from a rock, he was commanded to strike the rock. So what is the big deal about Moses doing it the same way the second time? Isn’t God’s reaction a little extreme?

The short answer is no, God’s reaction is not extreme even though my initial reaction is to think so.

Faith and UnbeliefMoses’ problem is also my problem, I struggle to believe God and act on that belief when He tells me something. God identifies Moses’ problem as lack of faith when He says, “because you have not believed . . . ”

I have observed in myself and others the tendency to do things in our own wisdom and relying on our own talents. Often, a train wreck ensues.

Read More here: http://www.mhmcintyre.us/unbelief-and-its-consequences/