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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).

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

     
  • John T. Polk II 10:54 am on 2016-12-23 Permalink | Reply
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    12-20-2016 Fake News In The News 

    “Fake news” is in the news, or is it “fake news” about “fake news?” If “news” is “new information about specific and timely events,” then it may, or may not be “true.” Some refuse to face facts: an election is over; there are illegitimate babies and illegal aliens; education is not, actually; profit is not evil and Christians are not hypocrites! “Truth” is “conformity to fact or reality.” Jesus said He came into the world “that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37 NKJV).  Pilate replied, “What is truth?” (John 18:38 NKJV).  Pilate represents people who cannot accept reality, so they question “truth” as if it were “fake news.” Since “no lie is of the truth” (1 John 2:21 NKJV), then there is no “fake news” about Jesus Christ in the Bible. Believe it!

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

     
  • TFRStaff 1:30 pm on 2016-11-26 Permalink | Reply
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    The greater sin 

    “The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call” Acts 2:39.

    Just as Paul needed the courage to stand on the pagan Mars Hill and proclaim Christ, we need to stand as a rock in the sea of postmodernism, denominations, and paganism today and proclaim truth. That is the real reason that the world hates us and why the proclaimers of tolerance are intolerant towards us. Truth, by its very nature, draws a line in the sand; it excludes all else.

    One of my grown kids recently reminded me of how upset I was years ago when she had to sing a Kwanzaa song so the elementary school would not offend anyone. That’s the problem of the Lord’s church on today’s postmodern Mars Hill. The truth offends, and to offend today is the greatest sin.

    Jesus’ disciples were concerned with this. After Jesus proclaimed that it was what came out of a person’s mouth that made him unclean, they said, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?” Jesus preached truth anyway … because the greater sin is to let the lost blissfully drift by while our hands never extend from the rock of truth to save them.

    Do you proclaim truth?

    Doug Kashorek

    douglaskashorek.com

     
  • John T. Polk II 7:52 am on 2016-10-20 Permalink | Reply
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    10-20-2016 Deny, Deny, Deny 

    Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me” (Luke 22:34 NKJV).  When he was pointed out, Peter did deny his association with Jesus.  The rooster crowed, Jesus looked at Peter, “So Peter went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:62 NKJV).  The truth was still true, though Peter denied, denied, and denied it.  It was when Peter “wept bitterly,” that he showed that he still had a conscience that knew right from wrong.  There are those, though, who speak “lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:2 NKJV).  These have no tears of remorse, speak lies to your face (or investigative committee!), and have no feeling of conscience left.  No truth can point the way for someone who will deny, deny, deny, without repentance!

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

     
  • John T. Polk II 8:54 pm on 2016-09-09 Permalink | Reply
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    9-8-2016 Your Own Opinion 

    “Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion” (Romans 12:16 NKJV).  “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion,” except, that is, when truth is involved!  Personal preference is not the same as truth.  Favorite colors, hair styles, school majors, football teams, or cars may vary, because there is not the same one for everybody!  But no one is entitled to the “opinion” that stealing can be right!  “Stealing” something that  belongs to someone else without their permission is wrong.  “Thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19 NKJV).  Our opinion about it does not change the fact of the theft or the wrongness of it.  Our opinion must never be confused with “truth.”   The words “what I think” must not override “what God says!”

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

     
  • TFRStaff 6:42 am on 2016-06-30 Permalink | Reply
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    Is God Racist? 

    A certain segment of the American population has succeeded in perpetrating the notion of “political correctness” (PC) across a broad base of society. This ideology has infiltrated politics, education, and religion. While touted as a manifestation of “compassion” and “respect” for those with whom one disagrees, the fact is that PC seeks to silence any expression of disagreement that is not in line with its covert agenda.     Read >>

     
  • John T. Polk II 3:40 pm on 2016-04-12 Permalink | Reply
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    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.

     
  • John T. Polk II 3:37 pm on 2016-04-12 Permalink | Reply
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    4-15-2016 What Is The Church of Christ #5 

    Before Jerusalem was destroyed, Jesus warned, “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many” (Matthew 24:5 NKJV).  Bible miracles, however, “are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:31 NKJV).  After Jerusalem fell in A.D. 70, many have come establishing churches “in His name,” and also have deceived many.  But God said of false prophets of old: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not from the mouth of the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:16 NKJV.  “But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 17 NKJV).  Only the Bible speaks the truth.

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

     
  • TFRStaff 5:54 am on 2015-12-08 Permalink | Reply
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    Hugh’s News & Views (Inconvenient Truth) 

    INCONVENIENT TRUTH

    In 2006 Davis Guggenheim produced a documentary film of former vice-president Al Gore’s campaign to educate people about global warming (more recently referred to as climate change). The title of the documentary was “An Inconvenient Truth.” Regardless of one’s view about the subject matter of that documentary, it is a fact that the Bible sets forth truth that many find inconvenient and which they wish to evade or “explain away.” (More …)

     
  • Ron Thomas 3:24 pm on 2015-12-01 Permalink | Reply
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    The Pontiff Said… 

    It is remarkable to me that some continue to express uncertainty about truth. Note the following:
    The Pontiff recently concluded his three-country tour of Africa, visiting the Central African Republic, Uganda, and Kenya.
    The Christian Post reports that during an in-flight press conference on his return trip to Rome, Francis stated,“We Catholics have some–and not some, many–who believe they possess the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with disorientation, and doing evil. They do evil. I say this because it is my Church.”
    He added that “ideas and false certainties” can replace faith, love, and God.
    Was Jesus correct when He said one could KNOW the truth, and with this knowledge be set free from sin (John 8:31-32)? Of course He was correct! If that is so, then the “pontiff” was surely not correct in this sentiment.
    Maybe Catholics are a bit uncertain about truth – and this would stand to reason considering their oral tradition takes such precedence like it does. Oral tradition in biblical matters, however, have no room for growth.
    Whatever is to be said about the Catholic Church’s man-made leader, to the Christian, he is not to be listened to.
     
  • TFRStaff 4:45 am on 2015-11-01 Permalink | Reply
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    Don’t move away from the truth 

    Just before giving in to the pressure of the crowd to crucify our Lord Jesus Christ, Pilate asked one of the most tragic questions of the Bible. In a very cynical way he asked, “What is truth?” In John 18:37-38 we read, (More …)

     
  • John T. Polk II 9:52 pm on 2015-09-28 Permalink | Reply
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    9-22-2015 Evolutionary Contradictions 

    Repeating a lie doesn’t make it true. “The prophet Jeremiah said to Hananiah the prophet, ‘Hear now, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, but you make this people trust in a lie’” (Jeremiah 28:15 NKJV). The false doctrine of “Evolution” causes people to exchange “the truth of God for the lie” and worship and serve “the creature rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25 NKJV). There is no scientific fact to prove it, and it contradicts Scripture and scientific facts! God will reject the immoral and “whoever loves and practices a lie” (Revelation 22:15 NKJV). “Evolution” cannot account for: amazing design and detail; a human’s emotional heart; cell DNA; faith and hope; an eternal soul; or life, itself. It substitutes primordial goo for God; survival of the fittest for mercy; and outer comparisons for inner connections.

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

     
  • TFRStaff 5:58 pm on 2015-08-18 Permalink | Reply
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    Make Me Feel Good 

    When speaking to others, we often choose words meant to make the other person feel good. Many preachers likewise preach sermons for the sole purpose of making the congregation feel better about themselves. This, in and of itself, is not a bad thing. However when soothing words are used in place of firm, truthful words that may sting, great harm arises. (More …)

     
  • drkenney 8:10 pm on 2015-07-21 Permalink | Reply
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    Alexander Campbell & Pursuit of The Truth 

    Alexander Campbell

    Alexander Campbell

    “OFTEN have I said, and often have I written, that truth, truth eternal and divine, is now, and long has been with me the pearl of great price. To her I will, with the blessing of God, sacrifice every thing. But on no altar will I offer her a victim. If I have lost sight of her, God who searcheth the hearts knows I have not done it intentionally. With my whole heart I have sought the truth, and I know that I have found it. Not all truth but the lifegiving truth of Jesus. But I ask no man to take my word for it.  Neither my devotion to the truth professed, the earnestness nor the industry with which I have sought it, the sacrifices which l have made in the pursuit of it, nor any aid supernatural which I have received in the discovery of the truth, shall ever be plead by me as reason why any person should receive any single saying of mine upon my authority.  Nor shall I plead the success which has attended my labors, the great revolution in sentiment, feeling, and practice, which is every day progressing, as a proof, or as any evidence of truths for which I am the humble advocate. No authority of great names, no authority of great success, no authority of great devotion, no authority but that of the Apostles and prophets shall ever be urged by me in proof of any proposition respecting the religion of Jesus Christ.”

    — Alexander Campbell, Millennial Harbinger, Vol. 1, No. 3, March 1, 1830

     
    • Loy Pressley 3:55 am on 2015-07-22 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you!!

      The date, however, cannot be 1980. According to Google, Alexander Campbell was born in 1788 and died in 1866.

      Agape,

      Loy

    • drkenney 11:37 am on 2015-07-22 Permalink | Reply

      Loy, thanks for catching my error. I must have had Ronald Reagan on my mind for some reason. I corrected the quote. Thanks, David

  • John T. Polk II 9:58 am on 2015-06-18 Permalink | Reply
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    6-15-2015 Ruling by “Offense” 

    The late atheist Christopher Hitchens said, “I’m very depressed how in this country you can be told ‘That’s offensive’ as though those two words constitute an argument.” Indeed, minorities rule by simply saying they are “offended” by: God, Jesus Christ, the Bible, Christians, the Church of Christ, or sin. But these are truthfully taught in the Bible. God’s blessings are on those who are not offended by them! Jesus Christ said: “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me” (Matthew 11:6 NKJV). Jesus condemned Pharisees. “Then His disciples came and said to Him, ‘Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?’ But He answered and said, ‘Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted’” (Matthew 15:12-13 NKJV). Truth cancels someone’s “offense.”

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

     
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