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7-5-2017 Just Like Judas

Would you like to try your life over? What if you couldn’t? Jesus said: “The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born” (Mark 14:21 NKJV). Judas Iscariot sold Jesus into the hands of murderous Jews, and is forever remembered as the “betrayer” of Jesus. He saw Jesus condemned, and “was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, ‘I have sinned by betraying innocent blood’” (Matthew 27:3-4 NKJV). “Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself” (Matthew 27:5 NKJV). Jesus could have forgiven any repented of sin, but Judas didn’t have faith in Jesus. Do you?
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#betrayer, #repented

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7-6-2017 The Seed Promised To Abraham

“For they are not all Israel who are of Israel, nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, ‘In Isaac your seed shall be called.’ That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed” (Romans 9:6-8 NKJV). Everyone who thinks Jews, or Muslims, are physical descendants of Abraham and entitled to promises made to them are seriously mistaken. First, no one can prove that they are physical descendants, since all the genealogical records were destroyed when Romans destroyed Jerusalem in A. D. 70. Secondly, God’s promise was not about Jews or Muslims, but to Christians. “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ…And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:26-29 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#abrahsm, #jews, #muslims

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7-7-2017 Does God’s Angel Lie

As the Book of Revelation is being finished, John falls down to worship God’s angel who had showed these things to the Apostle. “Then he said to me, ‘See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.’ And he said to me, ‘Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand'” (Revelation 22:9-10 NKJV). First, angels must not be worshiped, for their message is only what God said. Only God is to be worshiped. Secondly, Christians who obey “this book,” are as acceptable to God as angels, Apostles, and the prophets. Third, the Book of Revelation prophecied only of events soon to happen, or “at hand.” Everyone who tries to see in the Book of Revelation hundreds or thousands of years in the future must be calling the angel of God a “liar!”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#angel, #at-hand, #revelation

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6-26-2017 The Influence of Jesus Christ

“And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen” (John 21:25 NKJV). Jesus’ impact was too great for historians to deny it; His effect was too great for theologians to change it; His motive was too great for sinners to ignore it; His church is too great for apostates to smear it; His miracles were too great for false prophets to imitate them. The written Word of God contains more power than the world can hold, and the worldly can admit, for it teaches us “that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age” (Titus 2:12 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#jesus-christ

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6-27-2017 Jesus And The Last Days

“He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God” (1 Peter 1:20-21 NKJV). God “has in these last days spoken to us by His Son” (Hebrews 1:2 NKJV). “These last times” and “these last days” all refer to the same time period–when Jesus lived on earth. “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4-5 NKJV). It was the “last days” for Jews to be God’s chosen people, not “the last days” for the world, itself!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#last-days

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6-28-2017 God’s Work Is Unchanged

“Consider the work of God; For who can make straight what He has made crooked?” (Ecclesiastes 7:13 NKJV). In the Creation, God: “divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day and the darkness He called Night” (Genesis 1:4-5); He caused “the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear,” making “Earth” and “Seas” (Genesis 1:9-10); He “let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself” (Genesis 1:11); He made “great sea creatures and every living thing that moves,” “and every winged bird according to its kind” (Genesis 1:20-21). “Evolution” has no explanation for these distinctions, and no “scientist” has discovered any contradictory fact! God’s Creation Work still stands as written! Humans have not, and cannot, change it
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#creation, #evolution, #kind, #work-of-god

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6-29-2017 Bible Talent Is Money

Jesus taught about a man going on a journey who distributed talents to his servants, “to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability” (Matthew 25:15 NKJV). But he rebuked the one-talent man by saying: “you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers” (Matthew 25:27 NKJV). Sad, isn’t it, that people have crowded God out of their worship by calling their abilities “talents?” Their “worship” has become a concert displaying their “pride” in their abilities, and not being humble before God! In the Bible, a “talent” is a measure of money, not an exercise of abilities! Jesus said, “true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him” (John 4:23 NKJV). God’s worship should be what He demands, not what we think we deserve!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#money, #talent