Daily Archives: March 15, 2015

GodLife: Four Biblical Thoughts on Riches

Scripture: “Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 1 Timothy 6:6

Are some preachers right when they say God wants us to be rich? They tell us we can get anything just by praying for it. Their lavish lifestyles seem to be an example of how God wants to “bless” us. Paul wrote a letter to Timothy and gave a strong NO to this idea. Here are 4 biblical thoughts on riches:

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“God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” 1 John 5:11

Liberal Christianity is not Christian

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

At the core of all of what we recognize as apostate christianity in our time is really no different than the liberalism that was fought by the theologians in the late 19th Century such as Charles Spurgeon and those in the early 20th Century such as J. Gresham Machen. Over the last few days on Facebook, for instance, I have witnessed posts showing professing Christians holding up signs in front of them professing that they are Christians, but then thanking God for abortionists. In other cases there are pretty much the same “so-called Christian” groups abandoning everything doctrinally that would line them up with Christian Orthodoxy such as denying the inerrancy of the Bible and it’s authority. Since they have abandoned the authority of the Bible they have also rejected all Orthodox doctrines that are offensive to secularism. Of course, ever since our Lord ascended unto Heaven…

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See the Apostles’ Creed Come to Life (Video)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth;
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
Amen.


Animation video of the Apostles’ Creed


 THE APOSTLES’ CREED – 3rd Century (?)

I believe the words of the Apostles’ Creed to be the work of the Holy Ghost; the Holy Spirit alone could have enunciated things so grand, in terms so precise, so expressive, so powerful. No human creature could have done it, nor all the human creatures of ten thousand worlds. This creed, then, should be the constant object of our most serious attention. For myself, I cannot too highly admire or venerate it.[1]

[1] Martin Luther – TABLE TALK (264).

 

“The Symbolum Apostolorum was developed between the 2nd and 9th centuries. It is the most popular creed used in worship by Western Christians. Its central doctrines are those of the Trinity and God the Creator.”

“Legend has it that the Apostles wrote this creed on the tenth day after Christ’s ascension into heaven . . . each of the doctrines found in the creed can be traced to statements current in the apostolic period. The earliest written version of the creed is perhaps the Interrogatory Creed of Hippolytus (c.215 A.D.). The current form is first found in the writings of Caesarius of Arles (d 542).”

“The creed was apparently used as a summary of Christian doctrine for baptismal candidates in the churches of Rome, and, thus, became known as The Roman Symbol. As in Hippolytus’ version it was given in question and answer format with the baptismal candidates answering in the affirmative that they believed each statement.”

(Introduction author unknown)