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Evangelical Christian (Religion)

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  • Christ Remained God - Devotional

    12/05/2021 7:47:18 PM PST · by metmom · 9 replies ^ | 1997 | John Macarthur, Grace Community Church
    “Although He existed in the form of God, [Christ] did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself” (Philippians 2:6-7). Christ emptied Himself without ever surrendering His deity. Note the contrast in Philippians 2 between verses 6 and 7: Christ didn’t think equality something to be grasped but instead emptied Himself. Paul used the contrasting connective “but” to show that being equal with God didn’t lead Christ to fill Himself up but instead to empty Himself. The Greek verb translated “emptied” (kenoo) is where we get the theological term kenosis—the doctrine of Christ’s self-emptying as...
  • The Delusion Sent By God... Elijah pt 14

    And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel. And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel. And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria? And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my...
  • Christ's Equality with God - Devotional

    12/04/2021 9:06:40 AM PST · by metmom · 18 replies ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “[Christ] did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped” (Philippians 2:6). Christ is equal with God but willingly yielded His divine privileges for our sake. At the time Christ lived, even His worst enemies, the apostate religious leaders, knew what Jesus claimed about Himself. John 5:18 says, “The Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but was also calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.” In Philippians 2:6 Paul affirms Christ’s claim of equality with God. The Greek word translated “equality” (isos) describes things...
  • Confrontation and Repentance...Elijah pt 13

    And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead. And it came to pass, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it. And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in...
  • Christ's Deity Defended - Devotional

    12/03/2021 2:07:56 PM PST · by metmom · 3 replies ^ | 1997 | John Macarthur, Grace Community Church
    “[Christ] existed in the form of God” (Philippians 2:6). Scripture makes clear that Christ is God. The deity of Christ is the heart of the Christian faith. Inevitably when people attack the Christian faith, they attack the deity of Christ. Scripture makes clear, however, that such attacks are unfounded. The apostle John said, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he began his Gospel by affirming the deity of Christ. John further declared Christ’s deity when he wrote, “All things came...
  • 51% of US Evangelicals believe Jews are ‘still God’s chosen people’: poll

    12/03/2021 9:37:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/03/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    Some 51% of Evangelical Protestants in the United States say they believe Jews are God’s chosen people, according to a recently released survey. Titled “The Jewish Connection: Evangelicals and Israel,” the findings were announced this week by Infinity Concepts, a faith-based communications agency that co-produced the report with Grey Matter Research. Drawing from a survey of approximately 1,000 Evangelical Protestant Americans, the report found that 51% of respondents believed that Jews were still God’s chosen people. By contrast, 19% said they were unsure, 17% said they believe Christians have replaced Jews as the chosen people, 10% said they believe Jews...
  • Ahab's domestic Policy... Elijah pt 12

    And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. And Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance...
  • The Deity of Christ - Devotional

    12/02/2021 1:19:43 PM PST · by metmom · 4 replies ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “[Christ] existed in the form of God” (Philippians 2:6). Christ possesses the very nature of God. In the second part of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Christiana and her children travel toward the Celestial Country. During their pilgrimage, Interpreter introduces them to one of his male servants, whose name is Great-heart. When Christiana asks Great-heart to explain the nature of Christ’s forgiveness, part of his answer is: “He [Christ] has two natures in one Person, easy to distinguish but impossible to divide. There is a righteousness that belongs to both of these natures, and each righteousness is essential to that nature,...
  • The Incarnation of Christ - Devotional

    12/01/2021 5:52:20 PM PST · by metmom · 2 replies ^ | 1997 | John Macarthur, Grace Community Church
    “Although [Christ] existed in the form of God, [He] did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:6-8). Christ is the perfect example of humility. In his book Miracles, English scholar C.S. Lewis used this analogy to describe the incarnation of Christ: One may think of a diver, first reducing himself to nakedness, then glancing...
  • Ahab's Foreign Policy... Elijah 12

    Now Ben-Hadad king of Aram mustered his entire army. Accompanied by thirty-two kings with their horses and chariots, he went up and besieged Samaria and attacked it. 2 He sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel, saying, “This is what Ben-Hadad says: 3 ‘Your silver and gold are mine, and the best of your wives and children are mine.’” The king of Israel answered, “Just as you say, my lord the king. I and all I have are yours.” The messengers came again and said, “This is what Ben-Hadad says: ‘I sent to demand your silver and...
  • The Triple Response to Israel...Elijah pt 11

    And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria: And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room. And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which...
  • New Calvinist Escape Room Has Participants Do Nothing While They Wait For Someone To Let Them Out

    12/01/2021 10:33:19 AM PST · by HKMk23 · 9 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | November 30, 2021 | Staff
    Christian entertainment company 4HisGlory Amusements has announced an exciting new escape room experience based on Calvinist theology. Participants will be entirely unable to do anything to escape the room and instead must wait for an actor playing Jesus to unlock the door and let them out.
  • The Mark of the Beast is here

    12/01/2021 7:20:15 AM PST · by hamburger hill · 24 replies ^ | 12-01-2021 | James "Pinochet" Neighbors
    If you wondered what was really going on with the fake #covid19 #pandemic, it's your worst fears as we were warned about. Revelations 13 16 And he made all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads. 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath wit, count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a...
  • Salvation Army Withdraws Guide That Asks White Supporters to Apologize for Their Race.

    11/30/2021 6:34:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 72 replies
    Anglican Ink ^ | 11/29/21 | Press Release
    The Salvation Army has withdrawn its controversial "Let's Talk About Racism" guide following criticism and donor backlash over the text that asked white supporters of the charity group to deliver "sincere" apologies for their race and the past sins of the Church.The holidays are a welcome reminder of the things we are grateful for—and for the power of service on behalf of those who are less fortunate. The Salvation Army mission statement clearly outlines the nature of our service: to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The beliefs that motivate our...
  • Evangelicals Now Outnumber Catholics in Honduras, According to Survey

    11/30/2021 6:26:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 86 replies
    More Hondurans describe themselves as evangelicals (46%) than as Catholics (38%) in a survey conducted by Paradigma, a Honduran research group. According to a standard reference source, the Central American nation of 9.2 million (map) is 96% Christian (and 71% Catholic). Archbishop Gábor Pintér, apostolic nuncio in Honduras, said in a recent interview that Honduras has maintained a Christian culture and that 95% of Hondurans are baptized Catholics. He linked the rise of evangelicalism to a shortage of priests: evangelical churches, he said, typically have a permanent pastor for a congregation of 50 to 100 people, while Catholics in some...
  • The Still, Small Voice ,,, Elijah pt 10

    And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and...
  • Canadian appeals court lifts enforcement of compelled speech order on Pastor Artur Pawlowski

    11/30/2021 7:57:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/30/2021 | Ryan Foley
    Pastor Artur PawlowskiA prominent Canadian pastor is now free to criticize the government’s lockdowns and restrictions on Christian worship in response to coronavirus after an appellate court suspended the enforcement of a lower court ruling requiring him to state the government’s preferred narrative about the lockdowns every time he made public remarks. Pastor Artur Pawlowski of Street Church and The Cave of Adullam in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, who has become a well-known figure for his outspoken objection to authorities' restrictions on corporate worship and viral videos documenting his tense exchanges with law enforcement officials seeking to enforce the restrictions, will...
  • Knowing God's Will - Devotional

    11/30/2021 7:47:51 AM PST · by metmom · 3 replies ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:17). God’s will is revealed in His Word. How can a Christian walk wisely and know the will of God for his life? The will of God is explicitly revealed to us in the pages of Scripture. God’s will is that we be: Saved—“This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:3-4; compare 2 Peter 3:9). Spirit-filled—“Do not be foolish, but understand what the...
  • Living Unselfishly - Devotional

    11/29/2021 7:55:19 PM PST · by metmom · 3 replies ^ | 1997 | John Macarthur, Grace Community Church
    “Making the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). Time will tell whether you’re unselfish or selfish. In 1842 Robert Murray M’Cheyne, pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Dundee, Scotland, wrote a pastoral letter to an individual who was an unbeliever. The following is an excerpt from his letter: I was reading this morning (Luke ii. 29), what old Simeon said when he got the child Jesus into his arms: “Now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word: for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.” If you get a firm hold of...
  • Millions of Muslims are Converting to Christianity After Having Dreams and Visions of Jesus Christ

    11/29/2021 3:55:37 PM PST · by hamburger hill · 51 replies
    WF ^ | Nov 29,2021 | Dinesh D'Souza
    Millions of Muslims are Converting to Christianity After Having Dreams and Visions of Jesus Christ [6 minute video]