12-5-2016 In Times Of Trouble

Israel’s government and religious leaders said “to a tree, ‘You are my father,’ And to a stone, ‘You gave birth to me.’ For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face. But in the time of their trouble They will say, ‘Arise and save us.’ But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, If they can save you in the time of your trouble; For according to the number of your cities Are your gods, O Judah” (Jeremiah 2:27-28 NKJV).  Today, the notion that we came from trees and rocks is called “Evolution.” Children are taught that Earth, and not God, is responsible for their lives.  But when trouble comes, no one cries out to dinosaurs or “Evolution” for help! The furious Smoky Mountains wildfires caused death and destruction, and thousands called out for God, not “Evolution!”

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

#dinosaurs, #evolution, #gods

4-13-2016 What Is The Church of Christ #3

“But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands” (Psalm 115:3-4 NKJV).  Combining man-made “gods” with The “God in Heaven” only creates confusion and hides the truth.   Peter warned the churches of Christ of the “false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 2:1 NKJV), then gave the solution, to “be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior” (2 Peter 3:2 NKJV).  Combining man-made “prophets,” with holy prophets only creates confusion and hides the truth.  The Bible solves confusion, but does not create it!

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

#confusion, #gods, #heresies, #holy-prophets, #the-god-in-heaven, #truth

4-4-2016 Who Is God #6

The Bible is a “Comparative Religion” textbook which shows the history of people who compared their “gods” with The God. When the Egyptian “gods” were compared to the LORD, He said, “against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD” (Exodus 12:12 NKJV). “For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had killed among them. Also on their gods the LORD had executed judgments” (Numbers 33:4 NKJV). The king of Assyria said, “Were the gods of the nations of those lands in any way able to deliver their lands out of my hand?” (2 Chronicles 32:13 NKJV), but “the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria” (2 Chronicles 32:22 NKJV). “There is no God besides Me” (Isaiah 45:5 NKJV). Need more proof?

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

#egyptian-gods, #assyrian, #comparative-religions, #gods, #the-lord

3-30-2016 Who Is God #3

Comparative Religion” studies, or Television programs, teach as if there was no difference in all the “gods,” making no distinction among them. They completely ignore every bit of evidence in the historical book, The Bible, for God. Idol “gods” invented by humans are “vain things” that must be turned from “to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth,. The sea, and all things that are in them” (Acts 14:15 NKJV). How do you profane the God of life by throwing Him into the same “box” with all of the idols, which neither live, move, or have their own being?

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen” (1 Timothy 1:17 NKJV). Willfully ignoring Bible evidence, is still ignorance.

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

#willfully-ignoring, #comparative-religion-courses, #gods, #historical-book

1-27-2015           Useless “Religion”

“Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, ‘Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you’” (Acts 17:22-23 NKJV). “Religion” literally means “fearing some deity,” in this case, idols. Some people are “very religious” about the “gods” of: power, sex, money, sports, themselves, or things. “Worship without knowing” the God of Heaven and Earth and the Bible is vain. “If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless” (James 1:26 NKJV).

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

#gods, #idols, #religion, #useless