Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

OCTOBER 10 MISUSING THE BIBLE

Which they…wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

2 Peter 3:16

I believe that everything in the Bible is true, but to attempt to make the Bible a textbook for science is to misunderstand it completely and tragically!

It has become a fairly popular practice for Bible teachers to claim to find in the Scriptures confirmation of almost every recent discovery made by science. Apparently no one noticed that the scientist had to find it before the Bible teacher could, and it never seemed to occur to anyone to wonder why, if it was there in the Bible in such plain sight, it took several thousand years and the help of science before anyone saw it.

In recent years, the Bible has been “recommended” for many other purposes from the one for which it was written. The purpose of the Bible is to bring men to Christ, to make them holy and prepare them for heaven. Any manipulation of the Scriptures to make them speak peace to the natural man is evil and can only lead to ruin!

Thank You, Lord, for providing—and preserving—the Word of God through successive generations. I pray that it will get more exposure in our churches and through creative media formats reach more people.[1]


[1] Tozer, A. W. (2015). Mornings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

OCTOBER 10 PROUD OF OUR HUMILITY

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

—Romans 7:18

Three considerations should destroy pride forever within our breasts: the majesty of God, the enormity of our sins and the wonder of Christ’s redeeming death. But so tenacious is the root of Adam that we are often proud even of our want of pride. It is not uncommon to see holy men defending their holiness with positive violence and resenting any doubt cast upon their perfections.

For a Christian to claim credit for any good work is a violation of the most elementary teachings of the New Testament. Two things are taught clearly there: that I can of myself do no good thing; and if any good deed is done, it is the Lord Himself who has done it. That should settle our pride of service for good, but in fact it is not so. We still love to bask in the praise that our Christian efforts bring us.

For a Christian to revel in the praise he is accorded for some good work is as logically askew as for a singer to rush out and take a bow for another singer’s solo. It is a cheap form of robbery and must be exceedingly hateful to God. TET077-078

Father, forgive me for the pride that is so ugly, yet so close to the surface. Remind me today that I can do all things through Christ—but nothing of myself. Amen. [1]


[1] Tozer, A. W., & Eggert, R. (2015). Tozer on the almighty god: a 365-day devotional. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

10/10/2018 — Wretched

WR2018-1010

•Witness Wednesday at Georgia Tech
•Can a Christian be a communist?
•The Christian construction worker dittohead with senioritis.
•Todd is wrong and happy to say so.
•These guys get it, they just don’t want it.

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Melania Trump Talks Candidly About Her Marriage, Infidelity in Rare Solo Interview — Faithwire

First lady Melania Trump, rarely the subject of an independent interview, is expected to speak candidly in an interview airing Friday about her marriage, President Donald Trump’s alleged infidelity, the #MeToo movement and the infamous “I don’t care” jacket that made headlines around the world.

While most of Melania Trump’s answers have not been released, ABC News did publish a promotional clip, featuring Tom Llamas, a weekend anchor and chief national affairs correspondent for “World News Tonight,” asking the first lady a series of tough questions.

In one clip posted online Wednesday morning, Llamas asked Melania Trump for her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and whether she believes women who claim to have endured sexual abuse of some kind should be trusted.

“I support the women,” the first lady told Llamas, “and they need to be heard. We need to support them and also men, not just women.”

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Melania Trump, whose husband has been accused of sexual misconduct, said there needs to be “really hard evidence” to back up claims of sexual assault because “sometimes the media goes too far, and the way they portray some stories, it’s not correct.”

The former supermodel also told the ABC News anchor that the “most surprising thing” about her role as first lady has been the number of humanitarian organizations that have refused to work with her because of  the president’s politics.

“I feel they’re choosing the politics over helpings others,” Melania Trump said, declining to spotlight any organizations in particular because she doesn’t “want to put them out in front of the world.”

The solo interview, “Being Melania: The First Lady,” airs Friday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC News.

via Melania Trump Talks Candidly About Her Marriage, Infidelity in Rare Solo Interview — Faithwire

Rand Paul’s right — ‘someone is going to be killed’

Sen. Rand Paul hit the nail on the head in an interview with Kentucky radio host Leland Conway when he predicted this hotly charged political atmosphere was going to move from mayhem to murder. Remember Rep. Steve Scalise? It already very nearly did. “I really worry that someone is going …

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