Church · Theology

TRIUMPHAL ENTRY

Triumphal Entry

     Zechariah 9:9-10 ESV
(9) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
(10) I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.     John 12:12-16 ESV
(12) The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.
(13) So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!”
(14) And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
(15) “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
(16) His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him.

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Church · Theology

ZECHARIAH GIVES US A GLIMPSE AT OUR SAVIOR AND HIS BETRAYAL BY JUDAS

     Here Zechariah is giving us a look into the fulfillment of this prophecy of Jesus and His betrayal.

Zechariah 11:12-13 ESV
(12) Then I said to them, “If it seems good to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them.” And they weighed out as my wages thirty pieces of silver.
(13) Then the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the lordly price at which I was priced by them. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD, to the potter.     Here is how much they valued the life of Christ.

Exodus 21:32 ESV
(32) If the ox gores a slave, male or female, the owner shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

Here is the fulfillment of this prophecy in Jesus.

Matthew 27:3-7 ESV
(3) Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,
(4) saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.”
(5) And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself.
(6) But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood money.”
(7) So they took counsel and bought with them the potter’s field as a burial place for strangers.

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Apologetics · Theology

Young Earther and Proud.

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The Earth simply is not as old as scientist think it is.  I don’t fall in to the thinking of, “it was created with the appearance of age.”  I think the time/space distortion of creation best explains the concept, that from our point of view looking back at the point of origin it seems to be and for some purposes is old, but looking out from the point of origin it has only been 6000 +or -.   We can not perceive time the way God does.  He made time.  He is not subject to it.  It is subject to Him and so is space.  If you move a prop through water it causes cavitation which is a distortion.  inside the distortion sound travels at a different rate than it does outside the distortion.  This is a bad analogy, but you get the idea.  cavitation-matter-creation

The creation and placing of things at a rate faster than the speed of light causes distortions with time and space.  I agree with the Bible that the Earth is young.  We just think it is older looking from our point of view.  Kind of like the jog wheel on a VCR playing a video of the life of a tree.  The seed is not, it is, it is a sapling, it is a tree, it is a house, it is not, all in one instance to God.  We are very linear minded beings.  His ways are higher than ours.  For us to doubt His word because we don’t get it is wrong.

Church · Church Reviews

We visited Lighthouse Baptist Church in Payette, ID on 04/06/14

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We visited Lighthouse Baptist Church in Payette, ID on 04/06/14

  1. How approachable/welcoming, is the Pastor before and/or after the service? The Pastor was friendly and spoke to me after the service.  I did get the feeling he had somewhere to be though.
  2. How friendly is the congregation? The congregation was very friendly. They made sure to talk with me for a moment.
  3. How many congregants were there? There were approximately 10 to 20, the congregation was mostly relatives of the Pastor, and the Sunday School teacher.
  4. How do they take the offering? Offering plates.
  5. Where are they located? They are at 1212 1st Ave. South, Payette, Idaho 83661. Their phone number is 208-642-3940.
  6. How is the service broke down between, prayers, worship, and sermon? Approximately 10% Prayer, 15% hymns, 5% Fellowship, 70% Sermon.
  7. What is the condition of their facilities? The facilities were in fair condition for their age. They are in a building that used to be a Roman Catholic Church.  It has been de-Romanized.
  8. What is the preaching style of their Pastor? The sermon was topical. The Pastor jumped around quite a bit, sighting many different passages.  It seemed that the message got lost in the process.  I personally prefer expository preaching.
  9. Do they use a specific translation of the Bible, or prohibit any translations, if so why? They use the KJV.  Here is a quote from their site, “We’re fundamental, we hold to the King James Bible as the inspired, preserved Word of God for the English speaking people.”  Here is another, “The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by the church (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).”
  10. Do they have a web page? They do, and here is the link; http://www.lbcpayette.com/6052.html If so, is there a clear, orthodox, confession or statement of faith? Here is the link; http://www.lbcpayette.com/11701.html  From what I can tell they are orthodox.  Their soteriology is sound.  They believe in, total depravity, election and predestination, perseverance of the saints, cessationism, and dispensationalism.
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Don’t Use Pot, Even If This Godless World Makes It Legal!!!

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We all know the pot-head holiday is this month. We will see lots of idiotic articles crying for the legalization of pot for its many alleged benefits. Here are a couple of things to consider; 1) The Bible says to be of sober mind. This is so you can actively fight against sin and temptation in your life. 2) pot is sinful because it is a purely selfish and debasing thing to do. Getting high is no different than being a drunk. 3) Drugs like that are specifically referred to as, “magic, sorcery, enchantment” in the Bible. We are told to stay far away from them.

So go ahead and listen to the liberal, idiotic, Satan worshiping, masses of the left, and follow them to your own personal destruction, while hurting everyone you love because, you are a lackadaisical do nothing, or listen to God in His word. Stand up and be a real man worth remembering and looking up to as a good Christian man emulating Christ to the world.

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Pot robs a man of his ambition. All the benefits of pot can be utilized without the smoking it or using the hemp that will get you high. The THC can be put in a pill form with uniform dosage. There is absolutely no need for you to smoke it other than your own selfish desire to get high.

 

(1 Corinthians 15:34 NASB) Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.
(1 Peter 5:8 NASB) Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

(Galatians 5:19 NASB) Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,

(Galatians 5:20 NASB) idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,

(Galatians 5:21 NASB) envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/marijuana.aspx

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The Rise of a Parallel, Post-Biblical Christianity

The Rise of a Parallel, Post-Biblical Christianity

A churched nation is not the same thing as a “gospeled” nation, and the massive growth of the so-called prosperity gospel in South Africa suggests that my generation may be observing the rise of “parallel Christianity,” a Christianity that is effectively post-Bible.