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The God of contemporary Christian ~ A.W. Tozer
by Pilgrim. Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:54 AM
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:51 AM "The Origin, Essence, and Purpose of Man" by Herman Bavinck [by Pilgrim]
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The account of the origin of heaven and earth converges in the first chapter of Genesis upon the creation of man. The creation of the other creatures, of heaven and earth, of sun and moon and stars, of plants and animals, is reported in brief words, and there is no mention made at all of the creation of the angels. But when Scripture comes to the creation of man it lingers long over him, describes not only the fact but also the manner of his creation, and returns to the subject for further broad consideration in the second chapter.

This particular attention devoted to the origin of man serves already as evidence of the fact that man is the purpose and end, the head and crown of the whole work of creation. And there are various material details which also illuminate the superior rank and worth of man among the creatures.

Rare it is that one can find an institution, school, professor or teacher that will even mention to actual, true origin of the human race. How sad that is, for the dignity and purpose of man is inevitably lost in the fabricated jargon of "expert's" theories which deliberately and unashamedly reject God. However, Dr. Herman Bavinck who was raised up by God to be a student of God's revealed truth, the Bible, was given a marvelous understanding of that truth and a wonderful ability to convey it to others so that they too might be transformed into the image of Christ. Sooooo, this month's article is a prime target for today's "Cancel Culture" for it contradicts the secular lies about man's origin, essence, and purpose as God's pinnacle of creation.

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You can read the article now by clicking here: The Origin, Essence, and Purpose of Man.

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Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:18 PM God's Most Comforting Attribute ~ Charles Spurgeon [by Rick Bates]



"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose!" Romans 8:28

There is no attribute of God more comforting to His children than that of God's sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles, they believe . . .
that Sovereignty has ordained their afflictions,
that Sovereignty overrules them, and
that Sovereignty will sanctify them all.

There is nothing for which the children of God ought more earnestly to contend, than . . .
the doctrine of their Master ruling over all creation,
the kingship of God over all the works of His own hand,
the throne of God, and His right to reign upon that throne.

"Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases!" Psalm 115:3

"All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth." Daniel 4:35

"Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns!" Revelation 19:6


"To be God and sovereign are inseparable!" (Stephen Charnock)

"Sovereignty characterizes the whole being of God. He is sovereign in all His attributes!" (Arthur Pink)

"God has sovereign right to dispose of us as He pleases. We ought to acquiesce in all that God does with us and to us." (William Carey)
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Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:42 PM The God of contemporary Christian ~ A.W. Tozer [by Rick Bates]


"These things you have done, and I kept silent.
You thought that I was altogether like you!
But I will rebuke you and accuse you to your face!" Psalm 50:21

The God of contemporary Christianity is only slightly superior to the pagan gods of ancient Greece and Rome--if indeed He is not actually inferior to them, in that He is weak and helpless--while they at least had some imagined power.

Among the sins to which the human heart is prone, hardly any other is more hateful to God than idolatry; for idolatry is at bottom a libel on His character. The idolatrous heart assumes that God is other than He is--in itself a monstrous sin; and substitutes for the true God, one made after its own likeness. Always this god will conform to the image of the one who created it--and will be base or pure, cruel or kind, according to the moral state of the mind from which it emerges.

The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him. Wrong ideas about God are not only the fountain from which the polluted waters of idolatry flow--they are themselves idolatrous. The idolater simply imagines things about God--and acts as if they were true.

If we insist upon trying to imagine Him--we end with an idol, made not with hands but with thoughts. And an idol of the mind, is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand!

Before a Christian Church goes into a decline, there must first be a corrupting of her Scriptural thoughts of God. She simply gives a wrong answer to the question, "What is God like?"--and goes downhill from there. Though she may continue to cling to a sound nominal creed--her practical working creed has become false. The masses of her adherents come to believe that God is different from what He actually is--and that is heresy of the most insidious and deadly kind!

The heaviest obligation lying upon the Christian Church today is to purify and elevate her concept of God, until it is once more worthy of Him--and of her!
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Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:53 PM Red Letter Bibles [by Tom]
I am having a discussion with someone concerning the ďred letterĒ words of Jesus.
He contends that the words of Jesus are more important than the rest of Scripture. (He is pro-red letter Bible)
Myself and others have tried to explain to him that all the Bible is inspired (God breathed)) and is just as important as the ďred lettersĒ.
I have basically given up on the discussion.
However, I can not seem to understand his latest post and wonder if It is just me?
What do you make of the following?

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Tom. I listen to RC sproul and he mentioned Benjamin b warfield .

Benjamin b warfield and Cornelius van til wrote on the inerrancy and authority of scripture .

When God created everything he did so for one purpose- since the purpose of all things via the scripture evidence is that all things work together to declare God. Gods Glory. Gods Son. Gods truth. Gods attributes and characters plans and purposes decrees and intentions and communication.

When God inspired the Words themselves over the events he insured that every word would convey from the events what he intended the events - objects- the names the themes - the living allegories- the theatre of Gods declaration- the matrix code of Gods communication. Exactly what he intended them to. From start to end . You donít hat which he ordains.

And inside of that we have certain books for certain reasons - layers upon layers of revelation being dressed out by the Holy Spirits perfect work in inspiration of words over the events!

A infinite number of layers in every book. Since itís a declaration via the events first! And then gathered and explained by the words SECOND ! Of an infinite God who has made himself known according to his Good pleasure.

Now - knowing all this ! If we had to ! I would have Jesus words. Since he declared the Kingdom - since he spoke - since he was illuminating power and revelation of all life and scripture itself.

Yes! Without the Holy Spirit scripture is impossible to understand ! Yes ! We are blind unless the Holy Spirit reveals . Yes we can do nothing except God draws us - make us - holds us- keeps us and brings us into heaven by his power.

That is the point. I understand.

Iím just saying. If I had to choose ! Since I already said the OP was a straw man argument I would go with Jesus words in red. Preference . You want Romans go with Romans . Holy Spirit will reveal the truth through Romans. As much as he is required to reveal it through the red letters .

The problem with RC sproul is - Iíve never heard him talk about the cirlcuar nature of God inspired because itís God inspired ,

Jesus said- even if I testified of myself my testimony is true. But the scriptures testify of me.

In that day. He was referring to the Torah and etc. the events of the Hebrew people in which every book testified of Jesus of God. Through all the characters and events. He said without circular argument that the facts declare your existence to be the Word of God itself in raw form that all the events work together as one who is controlling them all perfectly to declare Jesus in which the Holy Spirit makes known. He said that the Holy Spirit makes known! But he didnít appeal to the Holy Spirit Jesus appealed to the Torah, the events themselves that declared him as God in which all things are contingent upon.

The creation is contingent upon the bible- the bible contingent upon creation.

If their was no creation no
Events no objects to be used in the picture format to represent Jesus then their would be no written word declaring it. God has done what a. Thrice Omni God has done. He didnít have to but he did. And itís genius ! Itís the greatest truth of reality we can know apart from the realities of Gods attributes and character in the experiencing ways he may give to his own, .
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Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:41 PM Pride ~ William Mason 1773 [by Rick Bates]



"I hate pride and arrogance!" Proverbs 8:13

What a monster of pride is man! How full of that cursed venom, is human nature! We cannot receive any grace or blessing from the Lord--but corrupt nature is prone to be proud of it, and to boast in it! No one is exempt from this. I appeal to your hearts. I refer to your experience.
When your heart has been enlarged in prayer;
when your soul has been carried out in humblings, meltings, longings, aspirings, etc.;
when you have heard the Word with warm affections and heavenly joy;
when your tongue has with sweetness and liberty, talked of Christ to others;
when your hand has been stretched forth to do any good work;
now in all these, have you not found pride very busy? Have not you been ready to stroke yourself with pleasure, and to reflect with delight: "Well, now the Lord loves me indeed! Surely He loves me better--now that I find myself so holy, and feel myself so heavenly!"

But where is our precious Jesus all this while? We have looked at ourselves--until we have lost sight of Him! We have been admiring our vile selves for our graces--instead of being in raptures with Christ, who is altogether lovely, in whom all fullness of grace dwells, and out of whose fullness we receive grace upon grace!

"The Lord detests all the proud of heart!" Proverbs 16:5
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