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

#deny, #hypocricy, #lies, #truth

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.

#opinion, #truth

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 >>

#agendas, #apologetics-press, #character-of-god, #opinion, #political-correctness, #truth

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

4-15-2016 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.

#churches, #in-his-name, #miracles, #truth

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.” Continue reading

#gospel, #hughfulford, #progressives, #truth

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.

#catholic-church, #pontiff, #pope, #truth