Monday, 15 August 2022

THE DECEPTION OF SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISM

 



Seventh Day Adventist was founded by William Miller, a false prophet who predicted Jesus would return in either 1843 or 1844. When Miller’s prediction of Christ second coming failed to come to pass, the Millerites disbanded in dismay. Miller’s followers claimed to have visions to account for the failed prophecy. (Instead of coming to earth, Jesus had entered the heavenly temple thus, Miller was right, after all they said except his prophecy have a spiritual fulfilment instead of a physical one). This is heretical doctrine.

One of the seers who covered for Miller was 17year old Ellen G. Harmon who married James White in 1846 an Adventist preacher. Seventh Day Adventist still consider Ellen G White to be a prophetess of God, even though many of her prophecies failed to come true. They became convinced that Jewish sabbath should be keep by all Christians.

Seventh Day Adventist believe that worship services should be conducted on the Seventh Day, the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday) must be kept by all Christians.

The Sabbath was given as a sign to Israel, nowhere is it given as a sign to the church. Thousands of years ago after the Commandment was given, we can still see the sign that separates Israel from the world, they continue to keep the Sabbath holy.

Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.

Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed Exodus 31:13-17 KJV

Jesus did keep the Sabbath (Luke 4:16). He had to keep the whole Law (613 precepts) to be the perfect sacrifice to fulfil the Law. The Bible makes it clear that the Law has been satisfied in Christ. The reason Paul went to the synagogue each Sabbath wasn’t to keep the Law, that would have been contrary to everything he taught about being saved by grace alone (Ephesians 2:8,9). It was so he could preach the gospel to the Jews as evident in the book of Acts.

Paul reasoned 3 Sabbaths with the scriptures explaining and demonstrating that Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead and that Jesus whom I preach unto you is Christ.

And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 

Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ Acts 17:2,3 KJV

And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks Acts 18:4 KJV

Paul loved his people and had a burning passion to reach them with the gospel. He therefore went to synagogue to reason with the Jews about Jesus being the Christ.

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved Romans 10:1 KJV

The apostles came together on the first day of the week to break bread which is Sunday. The collection was taken on the first day of the week.

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight Acts 20:7 KJV

Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come

1 Corinthians 16:2 KJV

There’s isn’t even one command in the entire New Testament for Christians to keep the Sabbath holy. In fact, we are told not to let others judge us regarding Sabbath.

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Colossians 2:16 KJV

Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: Acts 15:24 KJV

Seventh Day Adventist believe in the soul sleep upon death. Hell is replaced with total annihilation. (The Great Controversy pages 477,478)

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt Daniel 12:2 KJV

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal Matthew 25:46 KJV

They believe their members should be vegetarians. (Ellen G White, page 17)

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth 1 Timothy 4:3-5 KJV

Conclusion:

Ellen White just could not accept the fact that Christ did not return in 1843 or 1844 rather than admitting she was in error Ellen Hermon White claimed that God was the one who had made mistake. (Early Writing page 74). Ellen’s controversial vision forced the readjustment of many Adventist dates and doctrines. The pioneers did not believe or teach the doctrine of Trinity, they rejected it as Biblically unsound. A church that started not believing that Jesus is God. They do not believe in hell. Hell was replaced with total annihilation.

As born-again Bible believing Christians, we have great liberty in what we eat, what we drink, what day or days we esteem (Romans 14:5). We have no right to tell any Christians what he should eat, drink, wear, what music he should listen to or what day he should esteem that’s between him and God. We should never tell him that he must keep the Law, something the disciple said,

Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?Acts 15:10 KJV

The Law is used to show sinners their condition that they need the Saviour Jesus Christ, who has already paid the price for sins at the cross of Calvary and fulfilled the Law in doing so.

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith Galatians 3:24 KJV

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin Romans 3:19,20 KJV

Seventh Day Adventist are legalistic organization (Old Testament) still living under the Law and expect their members to do so.

Instead of debating about which day is the Sabbath, God’s word says clearly Jesus Christ is our Sabbath rest Hebrews 4:1-11.

People’s salvation is more important, we should be active doing what Jesus came to do Luke 19:10.

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost

Luke 19:10 KJV

Inspire faith in the hearts of the lost and unbelieving as Jesus said:

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:3 KJV

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

John 3:7 KJV

 

Blessings in Christ

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com

Monday, 1 August 2022

THE DANGER OF THE LOVE OF MONEY

 



There is nothing wrong with having money. However, when money begins to control us, that’s when the problem starts. It’s the love of money that is the root of all evil. The problem is our attitude toward money and the sickness and greed that it brings. Greed and the desire for riches are temptations that entice us into various sins and wickedness, a snare that brings destruction and perdition. We are warned about the danger of the love of money.

 

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

1 Timothy 6:9,10 KJV

 

When people have an abundance of wealth, they can still want more, which is called vanity. People that covet worldly things will not be satisfied. Some people are hurt by their riches, not only trying to satisfy themselves but oppressing others, which is evil and not dealing well with them.

 

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

Ecclesiastes 5:10,13 KJV

 

Jesus's words warned us to take heed and beware of covetousness.

 

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

Luke 12:15 KJV

 

 Jesus said it is hard for a rich person to enter into the Kingdom of God (Mark 10:17-31) The rich young ruler asked Jesus what he must do to obtain eternal life? Jesus said thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. The young man tells Jesus all these have I observed from my youth. He was self-righteous as no one can keep the law (commandments) except Jesus Christ who came to fulfil the law (Matthew 5:17).

 

Jesus tests his ability to obey the first commandment (Exodus 20:3) by telling the rich young man to sell all his possessions and give to the poor and to follow him. The young man couldn’t do this; Jesus pointed out the young man’s problem: his love of money and his possessions was idolatry and interfered with his love to follow God.

 

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Mark 10:21-23 KJV

 

Whatever wealth is gotten in an unjust or unlawful way, either by thieving, extortion, money laundering, fraud, etc., is vanity, which shall be diminished.

 

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Proverbs 13:11 KJV

 

In the Sermon of the Mount, Jesus told the people:

 

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

 

Matthew 6:19-21KJV

 

“We cannot serve two masters,” said Jesus. We cannot serve God and money.

 

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the

other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Matthew 6:24 KJV

 

Jesus spoke a parable about a rich man who had plenty (Luke 12:16-21). This rich man thought within himself I have much goods, I will pull down my barns and build greater so that I can keep all my goods and he said to his soul I have much goods laid up for many years; I will take it easy, eat, drink, and be merry.

 

But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Luke 12:20,21 KJV

 

The Bible says:

 

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

1 Timothy 6:17KJV

 

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

1 Timothy 6:6-8 KJV

 

 

Salvation is a free gift for all those who repent, believe, and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ's precious blood alone to save you and you will pass from death to life. Lean not on your own goodness and riches. Then read the Bible daily and ask God to help you obey what you read. There is nothing more important than your eternal destiny, Heaven or Hell.

 

Blessings in Christ

 

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com

 

Friday, 15 July 2022

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 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

 

Muslim belief of “Who is God”?

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.

 

3. Christian belief of Heaven and Hell

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 KJV

 

Muslim 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

https://onewaytograce.com/

 

Friday, 1 July 2022

Christian View of Climate Change

 



Some scientists believe that greenhouse gas emissions are damaging to the environment and are causing climate change. Some environmentalists are so worried about protecting the earth. Others promote climate change for financial gain.

As Bible-believing born-again Christians, we are not denying that we should care for creation and our environment as God commands us.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Genesis 1:28 KJV

What does the Bible say about climate change? Not much. The Bible prophesied of what could be considered climate change would be the end times of disaster. Yet these prophecies which are yet to happen have nothing to do with greenhouse gas emissions as these are the result of man’s doing which we are all a part of.

One day God’s wrath shall pour out justice on an increasingly wicked world.

 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

Revelation 16:8,9 KJV

There is nothing wrong with going green, trying to reduce carbon footprint, solar panels, windmills, and other energy sources but we must remember what saves mankind is the Christian gospel which needs to be heard, especially with the united voice of the world that seems like climate change is the issue above all others. That is a lie from Satan. The Bible tells us that this whole world lieth in wickedness.

And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

1 John 5:19 KJV

We remember that God is Sovereign and this world is not our home. God will one day destroy this present earth in which there will be fervent heat and the earth will be burned and replaced with the New Heaven and New Earth.

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up 2 Peter 3:10 KJV

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Revelation 21:1 KJV

Many people nowadays are so worried about climate change and its effects, which lead to environmental challenges such as images of droughts, melting glaciers, floods, wildfires, etc are heart-breaking but how much more terrifying fire awaits people who die without Jesus Christ, there is no second chance, for those whose names are not written in the Book of Life.

But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men 2 Peter 3:7 KJV

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

However, we should not let environmental changes consume our thoughts, where things that God created are held in higher esteem than God (which is Idolatry). The most urgent need for people throughout the world is to get priorities right. Instead of glorifying climate change, it is time to repent. Jesus says

 

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Luke 13:3 KJV

 

And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:

Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Acts 17:30,31 KJV

 

When people repent of their sins, believe, trust, and have faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ alone to save them, through His death, burial, and resurrection, His precious divine blood then cleanses them from all of their sins, then you are born again. God will fill you with the Holy Spirit and change you inwardly. Please read the Holy Bible and ask God to help you obey what you read.

 

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

John 3:3,7 KJV

 

The message of hope we proclaim is not a hope in human endeavour, nor hope in this world but the hope of the eternal world to come. There is only one name whereby we must be saved Jesus Christ alone!

 

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

 

 

Blessings in Christ,

 

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com

 


 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

MODERN CHRISTIANITY

 



 

Perhaps one of the largest groups of unsaved “religious” people in the world are those who sit in the pews of our churches. Those referred to as false converts are not what are often called “traditional Christians” (Christmas and Easter Christians”) or “nominal Christians.” Rather, these are people who profess to be born again, but have never found a place of biblical repentance. They don’t have “the things that accompany salvation.” There’s no fruit in their lives to say that they have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. They sit among the Church but they are not part of the Church.

 

 

Background

Something certainly is tragically wrong; the contemporary Church has forsaken biblical evangelism. Modern Christianity has failed to use God’s Law (Ten Commandments) to bring the knowledge of sin, and has therefore filled the Church with false converts.

 

Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin Romans 3:20 KJV

 

These false converts have named the name of Christ, but have never departed from iniquity (“lawlessness”-transgression of the Ten Commandments).

It is a neglect of the Law that has resulted in our churches being filled with tares among the wheat, foolish virgins among the wise, bad fish among the good, and goats among the sheep. This is why so many profess Christ and have no assurance of salvation. They have no assurance because they are not saved. This is why so many profess to have the love of God in their hearts, and at the same time couldn’t care less that the world is going to Hell. Every Christian should be horrified beyond words that any human being could be cast into Hell.

 

Who Is God?

Idolatry is the fertile soil from which a false profession grows. The Scripture tell us that,

 

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:6 KJV

 

 

So few fear God because so few pulpits preach the fear of God. Rarely do sinners hear That God is angry with the wicked every day, that if they are friends with this world, they are enemies of God, and that His wrath abides on them. Every time they sin, they are storing up His wrath that will come upon them on the Day of Wrath.

 

Rather, they hear the unbiblical gospel of “God has a wonderful plan for your life” or simply that God wants them to prosper. Instead of being told to repent because they have offended a holy God, they are told that God will solve their problems.

 

Who Is Jesus?

To the false convert, the Saviour is the One who died for his sins. However, you will find that there is a shallow understanding of the sacrifice of the Father. This is because he has no knowledge of God’s Law.

 

Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith Galatians 3:24 KJV

 

It’s only when he sees his terrible sin (that he is a terrible Law-breaker) and that he deserves consequent damnation that he will understand the unspeakable sacrifice that the Father made in Jesus of Nazareth. The Law makes grace abound. It makes Jesus precious to him.

 

Scriptures

A false convert may believe that the Scriptures are God’s Word, but he usually doesn’t see them as his life’s sustenance. He doesn’t desire the sincere milk of the word that he may grow, because he hasn’t tasted of the goodness of the Lord. “This Book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this Book.” Because he doesn’t soak himself in the word, he is ignorant about subjects such as holiness of God, the Law of God and its functions and the reality of true and false conversion.

 

Heaven and Hell

A false convert usually lacks any depth of sound doctrine. He couldn’t explain the basics of how we are justified or sanctified. This is because, without the Law, God seems unjust to condemn sinners (most of whom he sees as reasonably good people) to eternity in Hell. More than likely he will believe that everyone goes to Heaven, except people like Adolf Hitler. Hell is a place for those he thinks are worthy of punishment.

 

Sin and Salvation

A false convert thinks lightly of sin this is why he believes he can be a Christian. He is truly a “worker of iniquity”

 

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 7:23 KJV

 

Who sees nothing wrong with fibs, not keeping his word, taking things that belong to other people, and giving himself to sexual lust? His reasoning is, “Who doesn’t do that?” and God understands. You may even hear blasphemy slip from his lips. The false convert has often been through the motions of modern “conversion” (responded to an altar call, prayed a sinner’s prayer etc.) and has consequently been given assurance by the preacher that he is saved.

 

Conclusion:

Use the moral Law (like a mirror) to show him his true state before a holy God. However, once you have shown the seriousness of sin, explain that seeing sin in its true light has been what has been lacking in his life. This will help him understand why he has never truly repented. Why should he repent if his sin isn’t too bad? Ignorance of the Law has left him seeing himself as a basically good person. Without the light of the Law, he has never seen the character of a holy God, known the fear of God, or understood the sacrifice of the cross.

 

With Blessing in Christ,

David & Gay

https://onewaytograce.com/

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

A BIBLICAL VIEW OF ABORTION

 



 Human life begins at the moment of conception. At that moment, a baby’s life has begun, which has its own DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), which is totally unique. DNA is coded information, the blueprint for the new human’s growth and development.

Some people attempt to justify abortion for a variety of reasons, including:

Inconvenience - along with the baby comes sleeplessness, giving up your life to raise someone

That is what your mother did for you. She did not have you aborted, she raised you and sacrificed a lot so you could live.

Incompetent Parents - If the child will not be loved, then it is better for that child not to be born.

Instead of killing a baby, you have it adopted. Which is best: to kill your child or to give it to someone else?

The baby has disabilities - If the child comes out with severe mental or physical disabilities.

Put the baby in child care that has people that specialize in taking care of babies with disabilities.

It is the woman’s body - it is her body, so she should be able to make the choice to have an abortion.

It is her body, but it doesn’t mean it is right to kill the baby inside her womb. The baby is not a part of the mother’s body but another human being, a gift from God.

Rape or Incest - A woman has the right to an abortion if she has been raped or has been involved in incest.

Why not just have the baby adopted? Why punish the baby for the crime committed by the father? The baby is innocent, though the father is guilty and both are guilty for those who are involved in incest. You never take the life of an innocent child.

Financial reasons - Someone who does not have money is unable to care for their own child and themselves.

Why kill the baby when the government has the child’s welfare?

The Bible says that God made us according to His image and likeness. Abortion is the death of an unborn human being made in God’s image and is valuable to God.

 

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 1:27 KJV

 

Taking an unborn baby’s life is wrong according to God’s Law, "Do not murder."

 

Thou shalt not kill. Exodus 20:13 KJV

God knows us before he forms us in the womb. He covered and fashioned us all in our mother’s womb, fearfully and wonderfully made. He knows us all intimately.

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Jeremiah 1:5 KJV

 

For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 139:13,14,16 KJV

 

God hates those who shed innocent blood, which includes abortion. Killing especially to the innocent is wrong. Cursed he/she that taketh reward to slay an innocent person.

 

A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 6:17 KJV

 

Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Deuteronomy 27:25 KJV

 

God is the giver of life and commands us not to take the life of an innocent person. Taking the life of the unborn is clearly murder, and God will punish those who rip open women with children.

Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:

Amos 1:13 KJV

 

The unborn child was granted equal protection under the law. If somebody hurts a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely, but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined; but if there is a serious injury, he/she shall be surely punished.

If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

Exodus 21:22 KJV

 

Life is a gift from God and should not be taken away by abortion. Babies in the womb are not just lumps of tissue. Biblically as well as biologically, you and I are unique human beings from the moment of conception and have life even inside our mother’s womb.

And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

Luke 1:41 KJV

 

Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord. Each life is special and is of great value to God, yet our tiniest children, boys and girls, in the womb are being slaughtered through abortion. Do not think that if you remain silent at this time, you will escape God's judgement. You have the ability, power and duty to end abortion now in this nation.

 

 

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Psalm 127:3 KJV

 

God is holy and will judge every one of us. There is hope for our nation, and there is hope for you, but it can only be found through repentance and believing in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  

 

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Acts 3:19 KJV

 

Jesus Christ ever lives and intercedes for He has the power to save us all from the wrath to come through His atoning work on the cross of Calvary and His glorious resurrection. His precious bloodshed on the cross will cleanse you from all your sins. Please read the Bible daily and ask God to help you obey what you read.

 

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

Hebrews 7:25 KJV

 

Blessings in Christ.

 

David & Gay

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