Daily Archives: October 25, 2018

OCTOBER 25 HUMANS JUDGE THE LORD?

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Matthew 15:9

It is a fact that God made us to worship Him, and if we had not fallen with Adam and Eve, worship would have been the most natural thing for us.

Sinning was not the natural thing for Adam and Eve, but they disobeyed and fell, losing their privilege of perfect fellowship with God, the Creator. Sin is the unnatural thing; it was never intended by God to be our nature.

Men and women who are out of fellowship with God, the Creator, still have an instinct towards some practice of worship. In most of our “civilized” circles, the practice of picking out what we like to worship and rejecting what we do not like is widespread.

This has opened up an entire new field for applied psychology and humanism under a variety of religious disguises. Thus, men and women set themselves as judges of what the Lord has said—and so they stand with pride and judge the Lord.

In the Bible, God takes the matter of worship out of the hands of men and puts it in the hands of the Holy Spirit. It is impossible to worship God without the impartation of the Holy Spirit!

I worship You this morning, Lord, for Your uncontainable power and love. Let my life be a constant song of praise dedicated to You today and always.[1]


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

Is it OK to have a woman pastor your church? Sarah Stewart thinks so

The End Time

By Elizabeth Prata

Women have made many contributions to Christianity. Women believers are an incredible resource, and not incidentally, made in God’s likeness and full participants in His faith.

However, it is also a fact that God made an order to things. Men are to lead in holy matters, women are to follow. Women are not to preach the word or be a shepherd. Women are wives, mothers, teachers of children, home-keepers, teachers of other women, missionaries, evangelists, supports to husbands and pastors, song writers, painters, discerners, and many other things. But we are not to be pastors.

Yet, in this millennium, women are. People think it’s about time. People think that’s normal. But it is not.

Sarah Stewart. Source Baptist Global News

In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, formerly a solid church whose pastor was a two-time Southern Baptist Convention president and professorial theologian, they called a woman to lead them

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OCTOBER 25 NATURE WORSHIP

The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

—Psalm 24:1

Then there is nature worship. That is the worship of the natural man, only on a very poetic and philosophical level. It is an appreciation for the poetry of religion. It’s a high enjoyment of the contemplation of the sublime….

Such are the poets; they like to look at trees and write sonnets. Well, there’s a good deal of religion and supposed worship that is no higher than that. It’s simply the enjoyment of nature. People may mistake the rapt feeling they have in the presence of trees and rivers for worship. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that he had at times—on a moonlit night walking across a meadow after a rain and smelling the freshness of the ground and seeing the broken clouds with the moon struggling through—he said he had often been glad to the point of fear. Yet Emerson was not a regenerated man. He did not claim to be.

I want to warn you against the religion that is no more than love, music and poetry. I happen to be somewhat of a fan of good music. I think Beethoven’s nine symphonies constitute the greatest body of music ever composed by mortal man. Yet I realize I’m listening to music; I’m not worshiping God necessarily. There’s a difference between beautiful sound beautifully put together and worship. Worship is another matter. WMJ013-014

Lord, help me remember that everything of beauty is from the Creator, who alone is worthy of my worship. Amen. [1]


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

The gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

12 “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:12-14 (NASB)

Our Lord Jesus Christ set before us the way of Righteousness. Yes, He lived a perfect life and died on a cruel cross to pay the penalty and price for the sins of those whom He came to save. However, He also taught us both in word and deed how the truly Righteous should live. Those whom God has saved are regenerated so that they can believe and repent and receive salvation…

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Hollywood Blames Trump for Suspicious Packages Sent to Political Figures

Many leftist celebrities already know whom to blame for the suspicious packages that were meant for various political figures: President Donald Trump and his supporters.

“Donald Trump tells his cult followers protesters are paid for by Soros. Hillary Clinton should be locked up. John Brennan should lose his clearance. CNN is the enemy of the people. And blames Obama for everything. They’re lives were all threatened. You do the math. VOTE!!!” tweeted “Stand by Me” and “Misery” director Rob Reiner (pictured above center).

George Soros, a major Democrat donor, was reportedly sent an explosive device at his home in Katonah, New York, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former CIA Director John Brennan were also targeted with packages.

One of Hollywood’s own, the very outspoken Robert De Niro, was also reportedly targeted with an explosive device.

It was sent to his New York production offices.

“A recap: Yes, the caravan is definitely full of MS-13 and Middle-Eastern terrorists. No, the bombs sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN that are physically in the possession of the Secret Service are not real. I miss facts,” tweeted “Big Sick” actor Kumail Nanjiani.

“Star Trek” actor George Takei also added his voice to the herd: “Call me crazy, but that bomb intended for John Brennan — he only appears now and then on CNN. He’s actually signed as a contributor at MSNBC. Guess this gives an indication of the bomber’s intelligence.”

Actress Alyssa Milano (pictured above on the left) seemed to blame the president’s rhetoric for the packages that have been sent out.

“Words matter,” she said in response to the news.

“John Wick” actor John Leguizamo also blamed Trump’s rhetoric for the attacks.

“The WH [White House] must stop inciting violence and dividing and must start uniting!” he tweeted.

“Sons of Anarchy” actor Ron Perlman attacked both the president and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders with his response.

“This morning bombs were sent to Obama, the Clintons, George Sauros [sic], and CNN. Coincidence? Or a blatant pattern. While the press secretary intones through here crooked mouth how abhorrent this act is. While her boss is between Nationalist Rallies,” he said.

Jim Carrey (pictured above right), who currently stars on the Showtime series “Kidding,” said those who sent out the suspicious packages were “emboldened” by the president.

“Today they tried to murder two presidents as well as public servants and journalists,” the actor tweeted. “Make no mistake, these terrorists were encouraged and emboldened by the hate speech of Donald Trump. If you can’t see the clear menace of this man’s influence by now then you are a part of it.”

The words were accompanied by a painting by Carrey showing the president with what appears to be a bomb in his mouth.

Late-night comedians have also predictably gone after the president in the wake of the attacks.

Both Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers went after Trump for agreeing on Twitter with a condemnation of the attacks by Vice President Mike Pence.

“We condemn the attempted attacks against fmr Pres Obama, the Clintons, @CNN & others. These cowardly actions are despicable & have no place in this Country. Grateful for swift response of @SecretService, @FBI & local law enforcement. Those responsible will be brought to justice,” Pence tweeted.

Trump responded by saying, “I agree wholeheartedly!”

“First of all, we fact-checked that one and it doesn’t work out. You have no whole heart,” said Colbert on his show.

“Second, you’re the president. There’s been an attempted attack on two previous presidents today. This is the one time you can’t think of your own tweet?”

Meyers responded by saying, “Hey, man, you’re the president, you can’t just add your name to somebody else’s statement like your signing a get well soon card for a co-worker. Trump is like a kid who tries to cheat off a classmate but instead of actually copying he just writes, ‘See Mike’s test for answers.’”

Check out Meyers’ full response below:

Source: Hollywood Blames Trump for Suspicious Packages Sent to Political Figures