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Pray for a Persecuted Church Right now

Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
Hebrews 13:3, ESV

Let us lift our brothers and sister in Christ up to our Father.

The Domain for Truth

Just received word that one of the churches I have taught overseas at this moment right now have all their members and elders/pastors detained and interrogated by authorities. I want to ask if you can pray for these persecuted Christians. This is very heavy for me to hear.

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VerseD: James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
James 1:17, ESV

Because God never changes, we can trust His promises, including that He cares for the needs of His people, often more than we understand.

VerseD: Zephaniah 2:3

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; perhaps you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the Lord.
Zephaniah 2:3, ESV

God is returning in judgment. Sooner than we may think.
Be humble and realize your need for His salvation through Christ’s work and from breaking His commands, and you will escape His wrath.

VerseD: Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Joshua 1:8, ESV

Is the Bible so much a part of your life that you can not seem to help but think and talk about it and its Author throughout the day and into the night?

VerseD: John 7:38

“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
John 7:38, ESV

As Christians, we should not be able to help sharing the truth, grace, and love of Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit moves in and through us.

VerseD: Hebrews 12:2

looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2, ESV

We can look to the One who remained faithful through beatings, crucifixion, and death to support us and encourage us in faithfulness, knowing the joy that awaits us with Him in eternity.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 4:16

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
2 Corinthians 4:16, ESV

Our faithful Lord empowers us day by day through His Holy Spirit as we take His gospel to our fallen world.

Review – A Matter of Days – Chapter 20

As a further rebuttal to Fr. Ross, Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson recently did a [long] series of video talks explaining his research into genetics that helps explain recent origins, relation of all humans, and even the inclusion of Neanderthals. (Playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1v9pqs4w1mwrGlCET76Rs99Fx0EfJXE4 )

Otherwise, yep.

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The Significance of Man

It was encouraging to read through the beginning of chapter 20 where Dr. Ross identifies the specific points of agreement for biblical creationists and his brand of old earthism, which he calls “day-age creationism.”

  • Both views emphasize the divinely ordained significance of the human race.

  • Both asset that humanity is the only spiritual species on Earth.

  • Both proclaim humanity’s eternal destiny.

  • Both deny the naturalistic view of humans as the random result of blind processes.

  • Both declare that all humans arise from a single couple (Adam and Eve) whom God specially created just thousands of years ago.

Sadly, that is the end of the agreement as Dr. Ross continues the pattern of bringing outside ideas into his biblical interpretation. The rest of chapter 20 is a summary of a book (Who was Adam?) that Dr. Ross wrote with his cohort, Fazale Rana. So, this review will…

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VerseD: Romans 10:10

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 10:10, ESV

You cannot be made right with God without heart-change, without the way you think and act changing. With few exceptions, you are not a Christian if you never tell others of the faith in the One who changes you.

VerseD: Exodus 20:16

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
Exodus 20:16, ESV

False witness – lying – is devaluing the person you lie to or about, and it blaspheme their maker, in whose image we are all made.