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Timothy Keller: Turning Believers into Unbelievers?

 

“…when the Son (Jesus) cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18.8)

 

Jesus never accepted unbelief! He challenged his own to believe fully; indeed, He often rebuked his disciples for their unbelief:

 

their fear in the storm on the Sea (1);

Peter sinking as he walked on the water to Jesus (2);

the disciples’ inability to cure a demon-possessed boy (3);

His men overwhelmed as Jesus fed 5,000 men, plus women and

children with only a few loaves and fishes. (4)


Timothy Keller: Evolutionist?

“Oh what a tangled web we weave,When first we practise to deceive!” (1)

Poor Eve. She never knew what hit her. It all sounded so right. The serpent asked a simple question: “Did God say…?”

When Eve answered affirmatively, satan diverted her from truth by questioning God’s goodness, and, by contrast, promising her his own version of spiritual growth and enlightenment. Eve blindly followed the evil one’s web of deceit.

This same evil dynamic echoes throughout history as a pragmatic means to achieve one’s goals. These methods come straight from hell, yet deceive many by the variety of untruths that infiltrate the professing Christian community.

For example, Dr. Timothy Keller’s article, “Creation, Evolution and Christian Laypeople” (2) sadly parallels the very pattern used by satan in Eden.

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"O Man of Desires"

A. B. Simpson

O man of desires was the divine character given to Daniel. The thought is translated in the King James Version, A man greatly beloved.

But it literally means, O man of desires. Desire is a necessary element in all spiritual forces. It is one of the secrets of effectual prayer.

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"Spiritual Fervor or 

Frenzied Activity"

A. W. Tozer

Not the quantity of zeal matters to God, but the quality. The significant question is not how zealous is the Christian but why is he zealous and to what does his zeal lead? 

To the church at Laodicea our Lord said, "Be zealous, therefore, and repent" (Revelation 3:19, KJV). The zeal that leads to penitence, restitution and amendment of life is
surely dear to God. 

The ardor that drives a man to his knees in intercession for others was found in men like Moses, Daniel and Ezra; but there is a kind of zeal that gives to the world such misshapen religious examples as Joseph Smith and Mary Baker Eddy.

That many Christians in our day are lukewarm and somnolent will not be denied by anyone with an anointed eye, but the cure is not to stir them up to a frenzy of activity. That would be but to take them out of one error and into another.



Danny Cortez's and the
Southern Baptist Association's
Day of Infamy

On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor, HI. Immediately following the attack, President Franklin Roosevelt described that day as a “…date which will live in infamy.” The President’s declaration officially entered the United States of America into World War II.

On February 9, 2014, Danny Cortez, pastor of New Heart Community Church in LaMirada, CA, announced that “…he no longer agreed with the Bible's condemnation of homosexuality and was instead ‘gay affirming.’” (1) 

At that time, New Heart belonged to the Southern Baptist Association of churches through its membership in the Los Angeles Southern Baptist Association of the SBA.

Shortly after that declaration, Danny Cortez's son, Drew, proclaimed his homosexuality. New Heart voted to approve Pastor Cortez's position, too.

February 9, 2014, marks a day of infamy for Cortez and the Southern Baptist Association.

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"Alas For Us, If Thou Wert All, and Nought Beyond, O Earth"
C. H. Spurgeon

YOU WILL UNDERSTAND that the apostle is arguing with professedly Christian people, who were dubious about the resurrection of the dead. He is not saying that all men are now miserable if there be no hope of the world to come, for such an assertion would be untrue.

There are very many who never think of another life, who are quite happy in their way, enjoy themselves, and are very comfortable after a fashion. But he speaks of Christian people—"If we, who have hope in Christ, are led to doubt the doctrine of a future state and of a resurrection, then we are of all men most miserable."

The argument has nothing to do with some of you who are not Christians; it has nothing to do with you who have never been brought out of a state of nature into a state of grace; it only respects those who are real, living followers of the Savior, and who are known by this, that they have hope in Christ—hope in his blood for pardon, in his righteousness for justification, in his power for support, in his resurrection for eternal glory.

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 The Irony of the Bible Thumping Of Pope Francis and Politicians

A new wave of Bible thumpers has emerged. Politicians join religious leaders in quoting the Bible, yes, the Bible, to support their agendas. Not surprisingly, Pope Francis has quoted the Bible in his messages for reform. To the astonishment of many, however, those who reject the Bible as true and authoritative for life, who even ban it from public forums, hold it high to reenforce their arguments and influence approval of their programs. Suddenly, Jesus rides a new wave of popularity!

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Tim Keller: Human Reason
 vs. Biblical Authority

"We live in a post-modern world, and postmodernism is about relativism. My truth is your falsehood, and your falsehood is my truth. But there is such a thing as the plain truth."(Barukh Binah)

Barukh Binah captured succinctly one of the pillars of postmodernism, the suspicion of truth. In accord with postmodernism, current culture proclaims the death of objective truth. Thus, no one can refer to an external source for truth nor claim that (s)he possesses it. It does not exist.

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