Daily Archives: December 30, 2015

The fruit of the fear of God

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NASB)

The total lack of the fear of God is what marks the ungodly. (Romans 3:18) On the other hand, genuine believers in scripture are described as those who do fear Him. Tragically, when moral issues between professing Christians and the unchurched are compared there is very little difference. There is the same level of divorce, adultery, pornography, dishonesty; et cetera in both groups. This should not be so.

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Beautiful Church Buildings Once Filled With Believers – Now Overflowing with Apostasy

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

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I went with my son to a town not too far from where we live. A beautiful town, up in the mountains – established over two centuries ago. Everywhere I looked, there were buildings with such character and exquisite architecture; truly breathtaking.

As we turned street corners there were huge stone churches from the 1700’s – they seemed to be everywhere.  I stood in awe of these magnificent structures; thinking about the people who once sat in the pews and are since long gone from this earth.

I began to take note of the denominations of these churches. As we walked, my heart began to sink lower and lower.

Presbyterian USA

Lutheran

Church of Christ

Methodist

I pondered as we admired the beautiful design of the buildings – was there once solid, Bible based teaching from the pulpits of these houses of worship?  Did the congregants enter the doors with…

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