Moslem America conclusion.Written by Rev.A.R.Smith
Let wicked forsake his way, and unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith LORD. For as heavens are higher than earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:7-9. In preceding scripture there has been quite a disagreement as to ability of man to have mind of God. 1Co 2:16 For who hath known mind of Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have mind of Christ. As Christians we do have mind of Christ, His ways, His attitude, His thoughts but we do not have mind of God for one simple reason, Christ doesn’t. Read; Mar 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not angels which are in heaven, neither Son, but Father. If Christ had total mind of God then this scripture would not be true. “Let wicked forsake his way, and unrighteous man his thoughts:” Many religious groups are trying to gain a foothold in society today to encourage a different type of life style. They are doing this by changing word of God to suite their congregations. Making religious tolerance their number 1 priority. Nowhere in scripture can it be found that Jesus was ever tolerant of false or misleading doctrine. The Moslem religion is a false religion along with many others that are deceiving people and drawing them away from truth. 2Ti 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. Lets read an article I found other day. “Evangelical Leader Threatens to Use His Political Muscle Against Some Democrats. In a letter his aides say is being sent to more than one million of his supporters, he promises "a battle of enormous proportions from sea to shining sea" if President Bush fails to appoint "strict constructionist" jurists or if Democrats filibuster to block conservative nominees.” Are we not to be about our Fathers business or are we to be as Moslem nations and become involved in strong-armed defiance of freedom of people to live their lives as they choose. It seems that church is becoming involved in everything that Apostle Paul warned us not to be. The future of Christianity in America is not based on Religious tolerance of, Allah, Same Sex Marriage, Strong armed tactics in politics or changing Gods Word to gain a bigger congregation, its based on, Luke 10:25-28, And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. More and more we are seeing Moslem religion being praised on television and evangelical preachers defying freedom of people to make up their own minds. Moslems tell their people what to think, do, act and dress, are we converting to this type of evangelism, has America taken its first steeps toward Mohammadism? Are good will jesters, friendly faces on television, and a form of religion deceiving us?
There is a River...Written by Terry Dashner
There is a River
Terry Dashner…………Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Ezekiel sees a river that has unusual properties. In Chapter 47 of Ezekiel, a body of water is seen as a stream that develops into a river that cannot be forded. What is unusual about this stream is that it enlarges into a great flowing river without any tributaries adding to it. The water has life-generating properties that cause it to increase without additional sources. You might say that it has a life of its own.
Does Bible say more about this river of living water? Yes, it does. The beginning pages of Bible speak about a river flowing from Garden of Eden. The closing chapters of Bible end story of man on earth and open a door to world beyond by describing, in detail, river flowing from Throne of God, throughout Eternal City.
Is there anything worth noting about this river? I think so. I want to share some of more important properties about river of God. To do this, I want to seek answers to four questions about river. First, I want to identify river. Second, I want to locate its origin. Third, I want list its various properties. And, finally, I want to state its relationship to us, Church. So, here I go.
What is river in question? Revelation 22: 1-2 says, “Then angel showed me river of water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from throne of God and of Lamb down middle of great street of city. On each side of river stood tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And leaves of tree are for healing of nations.” (NIV) The river is river of life. It’s a river that has properties of life. Its properties of life sustain tree of life, producing a crop of fruit every month and yielding leaves that heal nations. There is a river of life.
Revelation 21:6 says, “…To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from spring of water of life.” (NIV) The river is also called a spring. Ezekiel saw it as a spring that developed into a river without tributaries. The Bible says that anyone may drink from spring, but only to thirsty will water be given. Are you thirsty for river of life? Jesus said that He is water of Life. If you are thirsty, come to Jesus. He, only He alone, can quench your thirst for life.
Where does river originate? Revelation 22: 1-2 gives source of its life giving flow. The water comes from Throne of God and Lamb. If it comes from Father and Son of God, it must be Spirit of God. In other words, Holy Spirit gives water its properties of eternal life. The Spirit of God is often likened to water. In John 7: 37 it says, “On last and greatest day of Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. (39) By this he meant Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive…” (NIV) Interesting, is it not? Those who come to Jesus to drink Him in, they are given Holy Spirit to not only quench their thirst, but to give forth to others to drink. Wow, believers have river of life flowing through them.