Friday, 1 February 2019

THE DECEPTION OF ATHEISM



1. Christian belief of "Who is God"?

God is a Spirit. We can see the attributes of God through His creation. Since God is the Creator, we can see His work clearly. Creation shows us His power and order. It is impossible for anyone to look at creation and not see God's creative power. No one can plead ignorance of God. We can trace God from the world around us.  We can see His power and majesty in creation.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Romans 1:20 (KJV)

Atheism belief of "Who is God"?

All atheists disbelieve in all gods. Atheists believe no one has yet provided enough evidence to warrant a belief in god(s) or in Christian context, God. There is no reason to believe that a
supernatural intelligent Creator exists.

[There are billions of reasons to believe a supernatural intelligent Creator. From the order of
DNA, to every atom, to the amazingly designed tiny fleas, to the massive elephants, to the sun and its circuits, to the millions of stars and the entire universe, there is incredible order.
If you were walking along a beach and saw words written in the sand that said, "Johnny, make sure you come home at 5:00 pm for dinner. See you then. I love you. Mum xxxx," Could you ever believe that the order of the words happened by a random process---an accident? Could you con-clude that perhaps the incoming waves left the words in the sand? Only a fool would think so. Their very order, information content, and constructed logic tell you that the message was written by an intelligent mind.]


2. Christian belief of "Who is Jesus"?

The Bible tells us that Jesus is God, eternally preexistent before the "incarnation. He is
“the image of invisible God". He created a body for Himself and became a man to suffer and die for the sin of the world.

Who is the image of the invisible God;
Colossians 1:15(KJV)

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:2 (KJV)



Atheism belief of "Who is Jesus"?

"A relatively enlightened man for his times. Preached simple things such as brotherly love. Likely a real man. Some, like I, think his simple lessons were wrapped to control the gullible masses.(which still works)."

"The carpenter from Bethlehem existed, in all likelihood. He went around giving sermons,
but he was not the son of God and he did not speak for God. My father, also an atheist, has
speculated that Jesus himself was an atheist and preached his doctrine  to give comfort to the minds of people on Earth. I am not sure about this."

[ In such sermon, Jesus gave the ultimate challenge to skeptics:"He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him."(John 14:21). To find out with 100 percent absolute certainty that Jesus is God in the flesh, atheist can simply obey His command to repent and believe the gospel, and He will reveal Himself to them. Then they will know God exist, because they know Him.]

3.Christian belief of Heaven and Hell

We will be free from all trouble and sorrow. All tears shall be wiped away and no remembrance of former sorrows shall remain. God Himself, as our Father, shall wipe away the tears of His children.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4 (KJV)

This will be the day, when all shall be judged. The appearance of the Judge and that is the Lord Jesus Christ who puts on such majesty and judge righteously. Woe to the wicked, whosoever was not written in the book of life, for they shall perish in hell forever and ever.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:15 (KJV)

Atheism belief of Heaven and Hell

"I don't believe God exists. I do not believe in the Bible as the literal inerrant word of God. Thus, Heaven and Hell are, in my opinion, much like God: a feel-good idea that swims in the minds of people, but has little bearing in reality. It's also a nifty way to control people through fear, but I digress. Personally, I think the idea of Hell points to exceptional cruelty. An eternity of pain? That's pure evil. Heaven also sounds pretty boring. I'd rather reincarnate (but alas, I don't believe in that either)."

[The question is often asked, "How could a loving God create Hell?" Think of how a civil judge, who turned a blind eye to murder, would be corrupt and should be brought to justice himself. If a Judge of the Universe is not going to bring murderers to ultimate justice, then He is corrupt. He would be wicked. In the 1990s in the US there were 200,000 murders. Statistics show that during those ten years half of those homicide crimes were unsolved. That means that 100,000 people got away with murder. When we use the Law to show that God is not only loving, but that He is perfect, holy, just and good, we end up saying, "How can there not be a Hell?"]

4. Christian belief of Sin and Salvation

We believe that sin is a transgression / violation against God's Holy Law (  The Ten Commandments). An act of rebellion against Him.

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1John 3:4 (KJV)

God loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to be born on earth and die on the cross. There is nothing we can do to make us good enough for heaven. All we have to do is repent, believe, and trust  in Jesus Christ alone as our Lord and Saviour.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John3:16 (KJV)

Atheism belief of Sin and Salvation

“I do not believe there is such a thing as sin, mainly because I do not believe that the
Bible is anything other than a load of stories. If there is sin, then there must be moral
absolutes, which do not exist because our stance on morality has changed over time.”

"Seeing as I do not believe in an afterlife, the concept of salvation seems ridiculous and unnecessary to me.”

[There’s a big problem when an atheist denies that sin (evil) exists. All you have to do is ask if murder is wrong, and if he says that it’s not, keep on asking if what Hitler did was wrong, or if pedophilia  is wrong. You will soon find that he has a moral boundary  regarding what is right and what is wrong. God’s moral standard is infinitely higher.]

Conclusion:

How can we know that God exists? We cannot see Him, hear Him, touch, taste, or smell
Him. Common sense tells us that creation is absolute 100 percent scientific proof  that
there was a Creator. We cannot have creation without the Creator. We don’t need faith to
believe in a Creator. All we need is eyes that can see and a brain that works.

So, just as I don’t need faith to believe in a builder because I have a building in front of
me, so I don’t need faith to believe in a Creator, because I have creation in front of me.
However, if I want the builder to do something for me, then I need to have faith in him.
The same is true with God:



But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:6(KJV)


With Blessing in Christ,
David & Gay




Tuesday, 1 January 2019

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS






Love and do God Almighty’s will
We are commanded to love and to do the will of God Almighty not only for a year but throughout our lives.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 22:37-39(KJV)
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:15(KJV)
Prayer
Prayer is important in the Christian life. It must line up with God Almighty’s will. It leads us in a closer intimate relationship to our Creator. We can pour our hearts out to God in prayer.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:6(KJV)
Pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:17(KJV)
Worship
We can acknowledge God Almighty through worship, giving Him reverent
honour.
O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Psalm 95:6(KJV)
Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 150:6(KJV)
Bible reading everyday
It is very important to read the Holy Bible everyday. The only manual instruction for life and it will help us to grow spiritually.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17(KJV)
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105(KJV)
Fasting
Helps you draw closer to God.
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Matthew 6:18(KJV)
New Year’s resolutions have a chance to succeed depending on your commitment but most importantly include our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the resolution.
With Blessing in Christ,
David & Gay





Friday, 14 December 2018

WHAT IS THE CHRISTMAS STORY ALL ABOUT?


Photo taken from Peasedown St John Bypass All Glory to God!

 

It’s not all about shepherd’s, it’s not all about manger scenes as we will call them. It’s all about God’s love. For you to celebrate Christmas honestly, you’ve got to deal with Jesus. That’s what this is all about!

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16(KJV)

 

You can buy all the presents you want to buy, give to all the people you want to buy for. The question is “Did you really celebrate Christmas or did you celebrate a holiday?” It is any wonder the world wants to call it a holiday? We’ll tell you why? Because deep down inside they know it has nothing to do with Jesus on their part. It has to do with money, materialism, food, pleasure, parties, commercialised festival and paganism.

 

Christmas is all about God coming to earth in the person of His Son Jesus Christ, living among men, dying on a cross, rising from the grave, ascended to the Father, seated at His right hand to hear the cries and pleas of His people and the sinners asking for forgiveness of their sin. That’s what this is all about!

 

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 Corinthians 15:3-4(KJV)

 

When you read or hear the Bible story next time, remember a lot of things where behind the scenes but significantly in the eyes of God. If you are one of those persons you would have to say today “Well you know I’ve never trusted Jesus, I have read or heard the story a few times, my mother and father they’ve read it or heard it too, but I didn’t really think it had very much significance for me”.

 

Let us tell you how significant it really is, if you ignore it you will die and be eternally separated from God Almighty period! No more hope, No second chance, eternally separated from God. That’s how significant it is. It’s not a holiday, It is a moment of time when you have the privilege of asking Christ into your life. That’s what we pray you will do. You say “What do I say?” You just say something like this to Him….... God, I’m a sinner, I’ve blown it bad Lord, but I believe what I just read and I’m asking you to forgive me of my sins. I don’t deserve it, there’s nothing I know I can do. I’m asking you to forgive me because you promised that, and at this moment I believe and receive Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour to follow Him from this day forward. If you tell Him that, God will forgive you. No matter what you have done, where you have been, where you are now. He will transform your life and take you to heaven.

 

     For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
                                                     Romans 10:13 (KJV)

 

For all of us who are believers we would ask again, how could you ever keep this message to yourself?

When you have a relationship with Jesus, you can have access to God and enjoy all the benefits of His promises.


 

David & Gay

 

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

THE DECEPTION OF ISLAM

 
1.Christian belief of “Who is God”?
God Almighty is eternal who created all things. “God the Father”, “God the Son Jesus the Christ” and “God the Holy Spirit”. These three are one.
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Colossians 1:16(KJV)
 
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1 John 5:7(KJV)
 
Muslims worship Allah, who they believe created the universe in six days and is in complete control of all things. Muslims believe that Allah himself is not knowable, and they cannot have a personal relationship with him. Rather than fellowship with Allah, Islam is concerned only with all allegiance to him and total submission to his will.
The Koran does not say that Allah seeks to redeem those lost in sin, and it states repeatedly that he does not love sinners (Sura 3:32 ;4:107)
They believe in Gods absolute oneness and reject the Trinity. To ascribe any partners to Allah is to commit the unforgivable sin of shirk.
 
2. Christian belief of “Who is Jesus”?
Jesus is God.
I and my Father are one.
John 10:30(KJV)
 
The sinless Saviour who came to seek and save the lost by offering himself as the perfect sacrifice to bear the sins of many.
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1 John 2:2(KJV)
 
Jesus is “The Way” He is the only access to God. “The Truth” His Word is the supreme authority for faith. “The Life”, He is the only hope for those dead in sin.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6(KJV)
 
Muslim belief of “Who is Jesus”?
Jesus was simply one of the prophets according to Islam. The Koran does acknowledge Jesus Virgin birth, holy life and many (whom they call Isa). Jesus must never be “God”, “Lord” or “Son of God”. The Koran teaches that Jesus did not die, but was taken directly to heaven.
Muslims believe that Allah would not allow Jesus, a prophet, to die on the cross, such a death would mean defeat. Of course, since they believe Jesus didn’t die, then He also did not rise from the dead.
 
The Bible speaks clearly of the existence of Heaven. It describes a place in which sadness, pain and death ends.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4(KJV)
 
Hell is also spoken in the Bible. It is a place of everlasting punishment, and complete separation from God’s presence.
 
In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 King James Version (KJV)
 
Muslims belief of Heaven and Hell
 
Muslims believe that everyone will attain either the punishment of Hell or the reward of Heaven. (Paradise) (Sura 35:7)
 
Hell is where unbelievers and sinners will spend eternity. One translation of the Koran states: “The unbelievers among the People of the Book (Christians and Jews) and the Pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell.
They are the vilest of all creatures” (Sura 98:1-8)
 
4. Christian belief of Sin and Salvation
Sin is transgression against God’s holy law an act of rebellion against Him.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John 3:4(KJV)
 
Sin is knowing what is right and not doing it.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
James 4:17(KJV)
 
The effects of sin are guilt, enslavement, spiritual bondage and separation from God, its punishment is eternal death.
 
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Isaiah 59:2(KJV)
 
Salvation is the work of God in delivering man from sin. It is provided by Jesus Christ alone. Guaranteed by the sealing of the Holy Spirit, and secured by God the Father.
 
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Acts 4:12(KJV)
 
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Ephesians 1:13(KJV)
 
Salvation from sins punishment, sins power and sins presence can only be obtained through faith in the blood of Jesus.
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Revelation 1:5(KJV)
 
Islam’s belief of Sin and Salvation
 
Muslims believe human beings are born sinless and are good by nature. Since they don’t have a fallen nature, they don’t think they need a Saviour.
They depend on their own efforts to please Allah. If they have done more good deeds than bad, they hope Allah will forgive their sins and let them into Paradise when they die, but they can’t be sure.
Because the tally of good deeds vs. bad is known only to Allah, Muslims cannot know whether they are saved until Judgement Day. (Sura 23:102-103)
To go to Paradise the Koran says Muslims should believe in Allah, the prophets of Islam, the Koran, angels and Judgement Day (Sura 4:136). They must repent and obey Islamic law, but even doing those things will not necessarily assure Muslims of Salvation.
In other words, though Allah is frequently called forgiving and merciful in the Koran, forgiveness and mercy don’t appear to be applied to the sinners account – sin must still be atoned for by each individual’s works.
 
Again, the Bible is clear that forgiveness of sins does not depend on our own efforts, but only on what Christ has accomplished for us on the cross. Eternal life is freely available to all who do what the Scriptures command.
Repent, believe and trust in Jesus Christ alone to be saved.
 
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Ephesians 2:8-9(KJV)
 
With Blessing in Christ,
 
David & Gay
 
 


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

WOULD YOU LIKE A 'TRICK OR TREAT'?




No one likes to be tricked! But did you know that there is someone who wants to trick you? The devil is a liar.
 
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:44(KJV)
 
 
He wants you to believe that you don't need to think about where you will go when you die. But the truth is that "It is appointed unto every man once to die and after the judgement. You never know when your going to face God. It could be this very day! Are you ready to meet Him?
 
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Hebrews 9:27(KJV)
 
 
The devil also wants you to believe that you will go to heaven as long as you are a good person. This is also a trick! The truth is that " There is none righteous"!
 
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 3:10(KJV)
 
The Bible tells us that if we have broken even one of God's commandments, we are guilty of breaking all His laws.

For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
James 2:10(KJV)
 
 
God's standard is perfection and no human has ever met up to that requirement. For all have sinned.
 
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 3:23(KJV)
 
This is where the treat comes in! Even though God cannot allow sin in His presence and we can never measure up to His standard and He was willing to take the punishment that we deserved. For He (God) hath made (Jesus) to be sin for us.
 
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5:21(KJV)
 
Jesus, God's perfect son, took your sins upon Himself. He allowed Himself to be crucified. God judged your sin through the death of His Son.
 
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
John 3:16-17(KJV)
 
Jesus died and three days later, He rose again from the grave, proving that He is God and that He has the power to save from sin. He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.
 
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
John 11:25(KJV)
 
 
The Bible says:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:9(KJV)
 
Wouldn’t you rather reject the tricks the devil is trying to play on you or accept the free gift of eternal salvation that Jesus offers to you instead?
 
You simply need to:
1. Admit you are a sinner. Tell God that you have broken His commandments.
2. Believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven. He died to take the punishment of your sins and rose again to give you eternal life with Him.
3. Call on Jesus and ask Him to forgive your sins and give you the eternal life that He offers freely.
 
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:13(KJV)
 
With Blessing in Christ,
 
David & Gay