5-11-2016 The Devil You Say #1

Jesus said “the devil…was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44-45 NKJV).  The Devil has no respect for human life, for he murders.  He has no truth, but only distorts or ignores the truth.  He is the originator (“father”) of lies, intended to deceive.  All this “from the beginning.”  Beginning of what?  “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1 NKJV), and Genesis 3 is where “the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness” (2 Corinthians 11:3).  Jesus said, the final Judgment will send the “cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41 NKJV).  Don’t follow the Devil now, or forever!

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

#devil, #liar, #murderer

3-24-2016 We Didn’t Start The Fire

Scoffers set a city aflame, But wise men turn away wrath. If a wise man contends with a foolish man, Whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace. The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, But the upright seek his well-being” (Proverbs 29:8-10 NKJV). Only scoffers, who reject God’s Word, “set a city aflame,” that is, hurt and destroy, as happened in Brussels, Belgium on March 22, 2016. Jesus said the Devil “was a murderer from the beginning” (John 8:44 NKJV), so regardless of the group name, only the Devil would claim responsibility for such slaughter! Those responsible should become as Assyria, “fallen by the sword, Who caused terror in the land of the living” (Ezekiel 32:23 NKJV). The response should be: “preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark 16:15-16 NKJV).

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

#city-aflame, #gospel, #murderer, #terror