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4-27-2017 It Is God’s World

The first “Earth Day” was April 22, 1970. Its Founder, then-Senator Gaylord Nelson said: “if we could tap into the environmental concerns of the general public and infuse the student anti-war energy into the environmental cause, we could generate a demonstration that would force this issue onto the political agenda.” In 2000, it became an international campaign, focused on global warming and clean energy alternatives. How arrogant are humans who claim they can “save the world?” The Earth is not ours to save. It was “the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them” (Acts 14:15 NKJV). Solomon said, “One generation passes away, and another generation comes; But the earth abides forever” (Ecclesiastes 1:4 NKJV). The Earth doesn’t need saving, but people do! Jesus said: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved (Mark 16:16 NKJV).

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

#earth-day, #global-warming, #save-the-world

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11-21-2016 Global Cooling

“Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast” (Psalm 33:8-9 NKJV).  God is “awe-some,” not some car, good food, nice clothes, or a store bargain! No one has created from nothing, like He did, or organized it by command as He has. Daniel said, God “changes the times and the seasons” (Daniel 2:21 NKJV). There is no “global warming” unless God has decreed it, not some politician with fake “science.” He said, “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22 NKJV).  The earth still remains, so “globally,” there are seasons.  After an extended summer with drought, our North American part of the “globe” is having “winter,” just as God decrees!      

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

#awesome, #creation, #fake-science, #global-warming, #seasons

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12-29-2015 God Or Politics

“While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22 NKJV). God’s decree of weather patterns for the entire earth will outlast any political power grab disguised as “Global Warming.” As soon as temperatures hit over 70 degrees, political “boo birds” fly in chirping their tune. While rain, flooding, and tornados, fed by warm temperatures, devasted Central and Eastern Texas on December 25-26; the back side of that weather front dumped 12 inches of snow in Roswell, New Mexico, snow drifts several feet tall in Lubbock, Texas, freezing rain sheets of ice in Calumet, Oklahoma, 2-3 inches of sleet in Paducah, Texas. The “Global Warming” mantra is reduced to “Partial State Freeze/Warming.” Truly, “the foolishness of God is wiser than men” (1 Corinthians 1:25 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#global-warming

In March of 2007 I watched John Coleman…

In March of 2007 I watched John Coleman, the founder of the Weather Channel, say global warning is a crock! He was threatening to sue Al Gore and believes it is the only way the truth will ever be known. He said that the media darlings, encouraged by celebrities and pseudo-science, have jumped aboard Al’s bandwagon and are parroting his glib campaign. Coleman calls it, “the greatest scam in history.” As I think about it, the founder of the Weather Channel ought to know a whole lot more about it than a politician with an axe to grind. Global Warming is a fraud? It goes to show you that if you say something often enough and convincingly, most folks are going to believe it whether it is so or not. This is Just A Minute

#global-warming, #just-a-minute, #weather

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(#199) The Proverbs of Solomon 29:27-Sticks and Stones and Intimidation

Since God Created humans, only God can provide specific understanding of human behavior. God gave Solomon Divine Wisdom (1 Kings Chapters 3 and 10) to explain what and why behavior is as it is, and Proverbs 10:1-24:34 are randomly written, as if they were Solomon’s judgments about individual cases brought to him, or simply God-given explanations about life. New Testament passages may help see the continuation of Wisdom offered through Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 29:27: “An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, And he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.”

There has always been bitter antagonism between those who practice evil and those who practice good. The explanation for the first murder in the world (Genesis 4:1-15) is clearly given in the New Testament: “By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks” (Hebrews 11:4); “In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous. Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you” (1 John 3:10-13).

Which is exactly why it is useless and wrong for those who follow God’s Way (the righteous) to seek the approval and acclaim from the worldly. Ungodly teachers refuse to let righteous students get good grades if they have written truthfully about the Bible, Jesus Christ, or moral goodness! Ungodly entertainers ridicule the righteous who speak out from their honest, godly convictions! Ungodly parents punish and discourage their righteous children from Bible classes or studying the Word of God! Ungodly propagandists who use overwhelming headlines to “beat back” any and every attempt of the righteous to uphold and defend the existence of God! Ungodly Evolutionists and Global Warming fanatics who falsely label as “unscientific” any and all who use scientific facts to debunk and discredit those attacks on Bible faith! Ungodly accrediting boards set materialistic standards which, when “Christian Schools” accept and meet those standards, have made “Christian schools” nothing more than another worldly school!

Jesus offered His reward to the righteous: “Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets” (Luke 6:22-23).

All Scriptures and comments are based upon the New King James Version, unless otherwise noted.

 

#antagonism, #bible-study, #evil, #evolutionists, #global-warming, #practical-lessons, #proverbs, #ridicule, #righteous, #scientific, #teachers, #ungodly, #unscientific, #world

Hugh’s News & Views (This And That)

HUGH’S NEWS & VIEWS

THIS AND THAT FROM HERE AND THERE

From time to time, I have a potpourri of things about which to write. I save them for a “catch up” column of loosely collected items, as is the case today.

Three weeks ago I wrote a column on “Preaching” about which I received a ton of positive responses, along with a couple of negative ones. I am happy to say that we have a whole host of able, committed, faithful, “book, chapter, and verse” preachers, both old and young. But sometimes in moments of reflection on the future of the church, I think about such notable preachers/evangelists as V. P. Black, W. A. Bradfield, George Bailey, Charles Coil, Willard Collins, C. E. McGaughey, Tom Holland, Alan Highers (the latter two are still on the firing line), as well as a host of others. In the words of the late George Jones’ country classic, I sometimes ask, “Who’s gonna fill their shoes?” Continue reading

#global-warming, #hughfulford, #preaching, #sectarian-language, #sectarianism

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(#139) The Proverbs of Solomon 19:9-To Tell The Truth About Lies

Since God Created humans, only God can provide specific understanding of human behavior. God gave Solomon Divine Wisdom (1 Kings Chapters 3 and 10) to explain what and why behavior is as it is, and Proverbs 10:1-24:34 are randomly written, as if they were Solomon’s judgments about individual cases brought to him, or simply God-given explanations about life. New Testament passages may help see the continuation of Wisdom offered through Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 19:9: “A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies shall perish.”

Bearing “false witness” is the same as a “lie.” This is not the same as someone who misunderstands, isn’t sure, or otherwise is innocently ignorant of the facts. A “false witness” (liar) is stating as fact that which is intended to avoid the truth about someone or something. Since it is “Satan who deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9), God hates “a false witness who speaks lies” (Proverbs 6:19), and so should every righteous person (Psalm 119:104-“Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way;” Psalm 119:163-“I hate and abhor lying, But I love Your law”). Since we cannot know everything, as God does, we must rely upon witnesses to give us facts upon which to make our decisions. As we sift through human statements, God’s witness is always right, best, and objective. Other proverbs uphold this: “A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies will not escape” (Proverbs 19:5); “A disreputable witness scorns justice, And the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity” (Proverbs 19:28); “A man who bears false witness against his neighbor Is like a club, a sword, and a sharp arrow” (Proverbs 25:18).

“A false witness shall perish, But the man who hears him will speak endlessly” (Proverbs 21:28). And the tragedy is many will hear the man who speaks endlessly on a subject about which he has been sorely misinformed. “Evolution” is one of these subjects based entirely upon “false witness,” as there is no scientific fact, no passage of Scripture, and no common sense known to mankind that establishes any, or all, of the “lie.” “Global Warming” (now, “Climate Change”) is another subject about which only “false witnesses” are sure, while weather scientists and observers demonstrate that, for many decades, there is no “global warming” directly caused by humans (or occurring at all!). And God’s decree in Scripture (Genesis 8:22) continues to be obeyed throughout His Earth, regardless of media propaganda contrariwise. Since Satan is “the accuser of our brethren” (Revelation 12:10), then “gossip” about fellow humans is bearing “false witness” not based upon fact or our personal knowledge.

Jesus Christ was crucified by “false witnesses.” “Now the chief priests and all the council sought testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, but found none. For many bore false witness against Him, but their testimonies did not agree. Then some rose up and bore false witness against Him, saying, ‘We heard Him say, “I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.”’ But not even then did their testimony agree” (Mark 14:55-59). Jesus never said that of the “temple made with hands” but spoke “of the temple of His body” (John 2:19-22).

There is so much “false witness” being passed around, established truth centers around Jesus Christ, Who said, “for this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37). Everyone who follows Jesus Christ will be truthful with him/herself, and with others, because “no lie is of the truth” (1 John 2:21).

All Scriptures and comments are based upon the New King James Version, unless otherwise noted.

#bible-study, #evolution, #false-witness, #global-warming, #gossip, #jesus-christ, #lies, #obedience, #practical-lessons, #proverbs, #truth