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Sunday, December 16, 2012

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mathman

Of course Christianity has been rejected.
The 200 proof item is not presented.
Consider today's Gospel: "You brood of vipers...". You can't say that!
Nevertheless John the Baptist said it. His remarks hit home, and folk headed for the water for the baptism of repentance.
You can't get well until you admit you are sick.
When the Gospel is proclaimed it is radically effective. See Africa for details.
Where the Gospel is watered down to the ratio 10,000,000 to one and is made homeopathic, it is useless.
Just try it.
REPENT! Confess your sins and Jesus will forgive them.
And THEN see what happens!

olivia

Please consider what the scriptures reveal:

Peace on Earth
Hunt, Dave
At the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, the angels announced good tidings of great joy...to all people... on earth peace, good will toward men" (Lk 2:10-14). Yet God's gracious and merciful offer of peace was refused! God's Son was crucified, rose from the dead and went back to heaven, having been rejected by His own people and most of mankind. He will return to earth soon to execute judgment upon a world of increasing evil and continuous wars that grow ever more numerous and destructive. In the meanwhile, God's offer of pardon and peace goes largely unheeded, while global leaders seek to establish peace through their own devices.

Mankind continues to this day to spurn Jesus and the peace He came to bring. Jews have a special rationale for rejecting Christ: "He didn't bring the peace which the prophets said the Messiah would establish, and he was crucified. A dead man can't be the Messiah!" This reaction rejects the historical fact of Christ's resurrection. It also reveals a basic misunderstanding of the peace God offers. The same ignorance afflicts the world at large.

Most people think of peace as the cessation of wars between nations. The peace that God offers, however, though essential for peace among nations, is far more basic and awesome. Romans:5:1 declares, "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." The implication is both instructive and frightening: that man is God's adversary and in a state of war against his Creator.

Many other scriptures confirm the ominous fact that man has made himself God's enemy and desperately needs the specific peace which would end that conflict: "the carnal mind is enmity against God" (Rom:8:7); "enemies in your mind by wicked works" (Col:1:21); "A friend of the world is the enemy of God" (Jas 4:4), etc. Who would dare to rebel against God? Yet this is the condition of mankind, which must repent of its insurrection and accept peace on God's terms or suffer the awful consequences.

Only when earth is no longer at war with heaven can there be peace among the inhabitants of this planet. And to attempt to establish peace among nations without first of all accepting the peace with God that He offers is to remain in a state of war against God himself. Such is the terrible warning of Scripture!

http://www.thebereancall.org/content/peace-earth-0

Carmen

People are subject to many different influences. They will not necessarily choose what is right, in the sense of what is right for their mental or spiritual health, the overall survival of our species or even the stability of the planet we live on.

People who are presented with facts will still make bad choices and they will do so repeatedly.

For this reason, we know that people will continue to reject truth, whether that truth has to do with how they feel about themselves, salvation or driving drunk.

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