A Tozer Quote from “Grappling with Change”

A-W-TozerWe need sweeping reformation. Let me give a definition of reformation as it is given in a religious dictionary: “Change by removal of faults or abuses, and a restoration to a former good estate.” Now that is not so bad. I do not know how anybody who believes he or she is a Christian could ever object to changing in the direction of the removal of faults and abuses toward the restoration to a former good estate. The problem is change, which disturbs many people. They have accepted the status quo as being the very tablets given by God on the mountain. Most people, if they happen to be in any church anywhere, accept the status quo without knowing or caring to inquire how it came to be. In other words, they do not ask, “Oh God, is this of You, is this divine, is this out of the Bible?” Because it was done and is being done, and because a lot of people are doing it, they assume it is all right. Then songs are written about it, and it gets into magazines. Pretty soon people are called to it, and the first thing we know we have gotten into a religious situation that is not of God. It is not according to Scripture, and God is not pleased with it at all. Rather, He is angry. Yet we do not know it because we do not like the word change. The change took place slowly, before we arrived on the scene, and we think because it is everywhere it is therefore right. We accept the status quo, the existing state of affairs, and say, “This is it,” forgetting that history demonstrates that religions invariably degenerate.
A. W. Tozer Sermon: Grappling with Change

hattip: A.W.Tozer- A Man of God

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DEN OF THIEVES

I ONCE WAS LOST

REASON # 522 (Just a number I grabbed from the air) why so many mock Christianity. I am so sorry to have to say but this but this man is FAAAAAR from Biblical  😦 He had done his time in prison for his wrong doings and instead of letting God through Is Holy Spirit lead him, he has come out full force against God…

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Prevailing against the Gates of Hell?

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“And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” – Matthew 16:17-19

Matthew 16:17-19 is one of the most controversial passages in the Bible. Rome bases its claims to Petrine authority primarily upon this entry. But today I would like to focus on just a small portion of the passage:

“…the gates of hell shall not prevail against (the church).” – Matthew 16:18

I listen to a lot of Catholic talk radio strictly for…

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Crowning the statue of Mary on May Day

Queen of Heaven was a title given to a number of ancient sky goddesses worshipped throughout the ancient Mediterranean and Near East during ancient times. Goddesses known to have been referred to by the title include Inanna, Anat, Isis, Astarte, Hera, and possibly Asherah (by the prophet Jeremiah). In Greco-Roman times Hera, and her Roman aspect Juno bore this title. Forms and content of worship varied. In modern times, the title “Queen of Heaven” is still used by contemporary pagans to refer to the Great Goddess, while Catholics, Orthodox, and some Anglican Christians now apply the ancient title to Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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Back when I attended Catholic grammar school in the 1960s, the nuns would have all of the students assemble on the first weekday of May every year to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. Weather permitting, the students would line up by class on a field adjoining the church, and then proceed into the church singing Ave Maria. Bringing up the rear of the procession was the May Queen and her two attendants. The nuns inevitably chose the prettiest and smartest eighth grade girl to be the May Queen. She was dressed to the nines for the occasion and carried a small crown of flowers. After she entered the church and proceeded to the small Marian altar to the right of the main altar, she placed the crown on the statue of Mary, honoring her as the Queen of Heaven.

Little did we know at the time how un-Biblical all of…

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BEWARE OF THE NEW ISRAEL BIBLE

FTA: Jews and Christians do not worship the same God. Jesus told those who rejected him they were not sons of Abraham but sons of the devil.

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“Beware the New Israel Bible

A recent ad in Charisma Magazine promotes the new Israel Bible as a means of bridging the gap between Christians and Jews

Publishers of New Israel Bible Seek to Break Long-Standing Division Between Jews, Christians

In reality this is a ploy by unsaved Jews to deceive Christians into believing they don’t need the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The so called division between Christians and Jews is simply the belief by Christians that no one can be reconciled to God outside the redemptive work of Christ. We believe that full redemption has come and is available to both Jews and gentiles through the finished work of Christ. Jews do not believe this as is obvious from what Charisma describes as a “heartfelt message from the publisher:”

“May The Israel Bible be…

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