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  • John T. Polk II 2:26 pm on 2017-03-04 Permalink | Reply
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    2-27-2017 Believe The Truth 

    Only of God’s Bible can it be said: “The entirety of Your word is truth” (Psalm 119:160 NKJV).  Truth matters to God. “The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth” (Psalm 145:18 NKJV). The only worship that brings people close to God is according to truth. That’s why God “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:4 NKJV). On the Day of Judgment, God will see to it “that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:12 NKJV).  Without truth, we become unrighteous in our lives. People whose job is to manufacture make-believe fantasies, fake news and false science, will lead us away from the truth.  “Buy the truth, and do not sell it(Proverbs 23:23 NKJV).

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  • John T. Polk II 2:24 pm on 2017-03-04 Permalink | Reply
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    2-28-2017 Believe And Obey The Truth 

    “But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go, work today in my vineyard.’ He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to Him, ‘The first’” (Matthew 21:28-31 NKJV).  Jesus shows the difference between saved and lost. The first son refused to do his father’s will at first, but “regretted” his decision, changed his mind and obeyed. The second son represents sinners who say they believe, and may even claim they have obeyed, but actually have a “faith only” attitude: without works! Which son has obeyed?  “He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:16 NKJV).

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  • John T. Polk II 2:23 pm on 2017-03-04 Permalink | Reply
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    3-1-2017 The Gospel–Moving Or Movie 

    “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:9-10 NKJV). With these words, Jesus Christ has placed Himself squarely between humanity and Heaven. Any movie-maker in Harlotwood who thinks theirs is “the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life” is “mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God” (Matthew 22:29 NKJV). Only God’s love seen in Jesus’ death for our sins, burial, and resurrection can lead a sinner to die to sin, bury sins in baptism for remission, and be raised to walk a new, and renewed, life. All movies have never done this!

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  • John T. Polk II 2:21 pm on 2017-03-04 Permalink | Reply
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    3-2-2017 The Greater Wisdom In Solomon 

    “And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore. Thus Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men-than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the surrounding nations” (1 Kings 4:29-31 NKJV).  The God-given wisdom of Solomon written in the Book of Proverbs is the best psychology book explaining human behavior ever written. Simply put, everyone is either “wise” or “foolish.” “Wise people store up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction” (Proverbs 10:14 NKJV). This was hundreds of years before Christ. No Eastern philosophy or religion was equal to it, then or now! That Solomon’s “fame” spread world-wide shows that to be the case.

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  • John T. Polk II 2:20 pm on 2017-03-04 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aesop, Doolittle, Mother Nature, ,   

    3-3-2017 World-wide Wisdom Of Solomon 

    Solomon “spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five. Also he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish. And men of all nations, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom, came to hear the wisdom of Solomon” (1 Kings 4:32-34 NKJV). With God’s wisdom, Solomon judged human behavior, wrote songs, understood God’s Creation, and stood out from “all” earthly kings. Solomon spoke “of” trees, animals, birds, creeping things, and fish,” but not “to” them. He was not like some fictional “Dr. Doolittle” where the Creation talks back, or Aesop whose fables teach animals’ words. Solomon was not in charge of Creation, like the made-up goddess “Mother Nature!” World leaders should come to Solomon today!

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  • John T. Polk II 11:03 pm on 2017-02-28 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , anti-abortion, Jane Roe   

    2-20-2017 The Woe Of “Roe” 

    69-year-old Norma McCorvey died of heart failure at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. She was the “Jane Roe” of the “Roe v. Wade” case in which the United States Supreme Court, on January 22, 1973, ruled in Section IX B, “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”  The entire ruling depended upon the Judges’ confusion over, and ignorance of, when, exactly, life begins in pregnancy! Jesus noted that a birth mother forgets birth pains, “for joy that a human being has been born into the world” (John 16:21 NKJV). McCorvey died an anti-abortionist!

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  • John T. Polk II 11:01 pm on 2017-02-28 Permalink | Reply
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    2-21-2017 The War In Heaven 

    In Revelation 12, after the war in heaven, “the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, ‘Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down’” (Revelation 12:7-11 NKJV). Heading to the cross, Jesus said, “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out” (John 12:31 NKJV). His cross cast the Devil down. John wrote, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8 NKJV).

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  • John T. Polk II 11:00 pm on 2017-02-28 Permalink | Reply
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    2-22-2017 Victory Without Armageddon 

    Jesus proved God’s power is greater than the Devil’s, because He “cast out many demons; and He did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew Him” (Mark 1:34 NKJV).  Jesus proved the Devil could not stop God’s plan to save through Jesus. “And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin” (1 John 3:5 NKJV). Jesus prophesied that nothing the Devil could do would wipe out the church of Christ. After Peter confessed Jesus is “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16 NKJV), Jesus replied, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18 NKJV). There will be no battle of “Armageddon” to prove Jesus has won.

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    • Robert 2:47 pm on 2017-03-04 Permalink | Reply

      A true message. If Jesus didn’t win the battle in the unseen world, the song “victory in Jesus ” does not make sense.

  • John T. Polk II 10:58 pm on 2017-02-28 Permalink | Reply
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    2-23-2017 Book Of Revelation Not Future 

    “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants–things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John” (Revelation 1:1 NKJV). So the Apostle John opened the Book of Revelation.  Whatever it says in signs and word pictures, were “things which must shortly take place.” That word, “shortly” is used by the inspired writer to close the Book: “And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place” (Revelation 22:6 NKJV). At the beginning and end of the Book, God said the things in it were soon to happen. Peter warned that “untaught and unstable people twist [scriptures] to their own destruction” (2 Peter 3:16 NKJV). The Book of Revelation does not predict the future! Let the Bible speak!

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  • John T. Polk II 10:57 pm on 2017-02-28 Permalink | Reply
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    2-24-2017 Book Of Revelation Obeyed 

    John “bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Revelation 1:2-3 NKJV). 1) Readers should “read,” “hear,” and “keep” what is written in a book “revealing Jesus.” That would be impossible if it describes events preceding the end of the world, or so open-ended that it is confusing and not clear!    2) The Book says “the time is near,” or “at hand,” meaning, close to the 1st Century readers, and closes with: “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand” (Revelation 22:10 NKJV). From beginning to end, the Book of Revelation dealt with 1st Century events, not future history!

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  • John T. Polk II 11:00 pm on 2017-02-18 Permalink | Reply
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    2-13-2017 What Love Is 

    “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16 NKJV). Love is not flowers, candy, jewelry, or sex. This verse both defines and describes what “love” is. It is a voluntary choice and a commitment. Jesus chose to obey God and die for us.  In Wyoming, Illinois, on January 30, 2017, Shelby Ann Carter, forever age 21, strapped her 12-day-old baby in a car seat, broke the 2nd story window of the burning house, and, with her dying breath, tossed her baby to safety. Shelby Ann died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Her mother’s love placed the baby’s safety above her own. Since Roe v. Wade, with Planned Parenthood’s propaganda, 59,000,000 babies have been slaughtered in America–without love! Shelby Ann should be the hero of all women who conceive.

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  • John T. Polk II 10:59 pm on 2017-02-18 Permalink | Reply
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    2-14-2017 Love Is Not A Valentine 

    The idol gods Lupercus and Faunus – the Roman God of Agriculture, and fictional Romulus and Remus, were celebrated with the “Feast of Lupercalia. The Roman Catholic Church simply added this to their other adopted idolatry by giving it some association to their church! Valentine’s Day is that celebration. Love has been reduced to a day of gifts, cards, candy, and jewelry, but the Bible concept has been entirely lost to the public. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 NKJV). “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13 NKJV). Love is that voluntary choice to see that good is done for others, because “Love does no harm to a neighbor” (Romans 13:10 NKJV). Not for a day, but for a life.

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  • John T. Polk II 10:57 pm on 2017-02-18 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , one flock, one shepherd, other sheep   

    2-15-2017 Love The Church Of Christ 

    “As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd” (John 10:15-16 NKJV). “This fold” are the Jews, for “there was a division again among the Jews because of these sayings” (John 10:19 NKJV). The “other sheep” were non-Jews, or “Gentiles,” to be included through His death, along with Jews, who hear His Gospel. “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself” (John 12:32 NKJV). Jesus’ blood purchased the church (Acts 20:28). “John, to the seven churches” wrote of Jesus Christ as, “Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” (Revelation 1:5 NKJV).

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  • John T. Polk II 10:56 pm on 2017-02-18 Permalink | Reply
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    2-16-2017 Those Who Love God 

    “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28 NKJV). Does this mean that everything in everyone’s life produces good? Only “those who love God.” 1) John wrote: “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3 NKJV). Jesus said: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16 NKJV). Anyone who makes baptism a “burdensome” commandment keeps a person from loving God! 2) God’s “purpose” is for anyone “to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29 NKJV). In the burial of baptism, a sinner is “united together in the likeness of His death” (Romans 6:5 NKJV). Is God’s “good” in your life?

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 10:54 pm on 2017-02-18 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: elected officials, ,   

    2-17-2017 Fighting God 

    “When I applied my heart to know wisdom and to see the business that is done on earth, even though one sees no sleep day or night, then I saw all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. For though a man labors to discover it, yet he will not find it; moreover, though a wise man attempts to know it, he will not be able to find it(Ecclesiastes 8:16-17 NKJV). If Solomon, the wisest man of the Old Testament, did not know everything God does on Earth, what makes us think we can? God proved “the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses” (Daniel 4:32 NKJV). Those who have only hatred and violence for the elected officials are fighting against God! If not, why not?

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