6-9-2015 Are You Double-Tongued?

Many people praise God and curse mankind with the same tongue. “With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so” (James 3:9-10 NKJV). It is only because God, not Evolution, created us that humans should be treated with a dignity above animals. People who say, “Pets are humans, too” have elevated animals to having the image of God, and that is idolatry! They have “exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever” (Romans 1:25 NKJV). Because baptism washes away sins (Acts 22:16), it is not for animals!

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

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About The Quakes And Volcanoes

Why is there an increase in quakes and volcanoes? One possibility is that the more man (or a society) sins against God, the greater increase in quakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. This is in view of the curse that God pronounced against the ground [earth] (cf. Genesis 3:17; 2 Timothy 3:13). I don’t know if there is any correlation or not, but this is just an idea.

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