Presentation on theme: "FORBIDDEN SENTENCES, WORLDVIEWS, MARXISM, POSTMODERNISM, SCOPES TRIAL AND THE CLASH WITH CHRISTIANITY Dr. Jobe Martin www.biblicaldiscipleship.org www.evolutionofacreationist.com."— Presentation transcript:
1 FORBIDDEN SENTENCES, WORLDVIEWS, MARXISM, POSTMODERNISM, SCOPES TRIAL AND THE CLASH WITH CHRISTIANITYDr. Jobe Martin
2 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG!The major assumption behind this sentence is that the person saying it is claiming he or she is right in saying that there is no right or wrong! We have a statement that negates itself.
3 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTES!This sentence is intended to be an absolute statement. If there are no absolutes, then this sentence is not absolute and it negates itself and means nothing!
4 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! WHO’S TO SAY?This sentence intends to silence someone who is taking a position. In other words, “You have no right to say that!” This negates itself, if no one has a right to take a position, then no one has a right to say “Who’s to say?” because that is taking a position!
5 FOUR FORBIDDEN SENTENCES! EVERYTHING IS RELATIVE!The authorial intent of this sentence is that it is an absolute statement. If everything is relative, then this sentence is part of everything and is itself relative. Then it negates itself.
6 COLOSSIANS 2:8“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
7 BEWARE LEST ANY MAN SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT… “Any man” = what men?Could a teacher K-12 spoil you? (dinosaurs)Could a professor at a university spoil you?Could a dental school professor spoil you?Could a seminary professor spoil you?Could a teacher be a spoiler?
8 WHAT IS “THE TRADITION OF MEN?” 1859: Charles Darwin: Evolution1859: Marx and Engels: Socialism1859: Wagner: Materialism, Immorality1860f: Nietsche: Life has no meaning; God (The Absolute) is dead; eat, drink and be merry—These are the engines that run our campuses and Satan’s World System.
9 THE TRADITION OF MEN SAYS: “Man is inherently good—people are born good; it is their various environments that corrupt them.”This humanistic idea believes that since all people are born good, they all have humankind’s best interests at heart; therefore you can negotiate a satisfactory solution to the problem of terrorism—terrorists are basically reasonable people! Just sit down and talk with them and it will all be okay.=false idea or false presupposition, or nonbiblical worldview.
10 ACCORDING TO JOSH McDOWELL: We are witnessing “The Last Christian Generation.”Only 1/3 of “church-going” teenagers say the church will play a role in their future lives.According to pollster George Barna: 63% of teens do not believe Jesus is God’s Son.60% believe all faiths teach equally valid truths.51% do not believe Jesus rose from the dead.66% do not believe Satan or the Holy Spirit exist.
11 93% of all youth have lied to a parent. 75% of Christian and non-Christian youth have cheated on a test.66% of all youth have physically hurt someone.70% of churched teens believe there is no absolute moral truth.[This is called “Moral Relativism.”]Barna research reports: 98% of professed born-again youth “…do believe in Christ, but they do not reflect Christ-like attitudes or actions.”Does Satan believe in Christ?
12 In other words, there is a “disconnect” between “knowing Truth” and “practicing Truth.” John 3:21:“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
13 What are some of the anti-Biblical worldviews promoted by the god of this world, Satan, that are popular on the campuses of the world?
14 Evolution CREATION Secular Humanism Marxism/ Leninism Cosmic Humanism Secular HumanismMarxism/ LeninismCosmic HumanismBiblical ChristianitySources:Humanist Manifestos I, IIWritings of Marx and LeninNew Age writers: Ferguson, BaileyBibleTheologyAtheismPantheismTheismPhilosophyNaturalismDialectical MaterialismNon-NaturalismSupernaturalismEthicsRelativismProletariat MoralityAbsolutesBiologyEvolutionCREATIONPsychologySelf-actualizationBehaviorismCollective ConsciousnessMind-Body DualismSociologyNon-Traditional FamilyAbolition of Home Church and StateNon-Tradition Home Church and StateTraditional Home Church StateLawPositive LawSelf-LawBiblical LawPoliticsWorld Gov. (Globalism)New World OrderNew Age OrderJustice, Freedom OrderEconomicsSocialismEnlightened ProductionStewardship Private Prop.HistoryHistorical EvolutionHistorical MaterialismEvolutionary GodhoodHistorical ResurrectionPostmodIslam
16 “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 BehaviorValuesRespect for lifeWealthTruth“Fruit of the Spirit”HappinessHealthLoyaltySummit MinistriesManitou Spgs. COWorldviewA set of beliefs or ideas / a system of thoughtEthicsBiologyPsychologyPhilosophyTheologyPoliticsEconomicsHistoryLawSociology“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
17 POSTMODERNISTS CLAIM: There are no “truths” which apply to all of us.There are no absolute moral standards.There are no absolute ethical concerns.There is no God.There are personal opinions.There are personal perspectives.See the writings of Nietzsche, Derrida, Lyotard, Ricouer, Foucault, Rorty, Baudrillard, etc.Most Postmodernist thinkers are/were disillusioned Marxists.
18 MARXISTS AND POSTMODERNISTS ARE ATHEISTS. “Atheism is the theological belief that there is no God, no supernatural Creator, no Divine moral law giver, and no ultimate Judge of man’s actions. It is the theological backbone of not only Secular Humanism and Marxism, but it is also the predominant theological view of classical Postmodernism” (David Noebel, Understanding the Times, p. 77).
19 POSTMODERNIST RICHARD RORTY: “I might have written an account of how even atheists like myself are impressed, improved and morally instructed by reading Pilgrim’s Progress.”
20 ROMANS 1:19-2219 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, …
21 Disillusioned Marxists became PostModernists and now gain strength through Multiculturalism and its stepchild, Political Correctness, which is rightly labeled, “Cultural Marxism”.Marx and Lenin taught that, given the chance, European workers would overthrow capitalist governments and replace them with communism.But after the Russian revolution of 1917 the Western European workers did not support the Communist revolution or ideas.Why not?
22 Christianity and its moral and ethical absolutes was the roadblock to the expansion of Marxism. This roadblock was noticed by two Marxist theorists in 1919: Italian, Antonio Gramsci and Hungarian, Georg Lukacs.These two men decided that the spread of Communism could only be accomplished if Western Christian culture was destroyed.So Lukacs introduced sex education into the public schools of Hungary,1919, believing that if children knew more about sex their lust for it would overpower their Christian morals!
23 So Gramsci and Lukacs laid the groundwork to change communism from economic terms (ownership of private property is evil) into cultural terms. (tolerance, sex ed, drug ed, etc.)Then in 1923 at Frankfurt University in Germany the Institute for Social Research was established=The Frankfurt School.The Frankfurt School moved to New York City in 1933 when Hitler came to power.Theorists like Wilhelm Reich, Eric Fromm, Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, etc.
24 The Frankfurt School invented “Critical Theory” which had the goal of demonizing all traditional institutions such as family, fatherhood, patriotism, Bible-believing churches, etc.The Frankfurt School published “Studies in Prejudice” which taught that anyone who believes in traditional Western Christian culture is prejudiced, a “racist” or “sexist” or “fascist” or is mentally unstable.Mixing Freud with Marx, they perfected the technique of psychological conditioning—thus, for example, TV shows Homosexuals=normal.TV=Christians are crazy, intolerant fools
25 Herbert Marcuse, working with Hollywood friends, became a leading “evangelist” of Cultural Marxism (Political Correctness) especially on the university campuses of USA.“In his book Eros and Civilization, he argued that by freeing sex from any restraints, we could elevate the pleasure principle over the reality principle and create a society with no work, only play (Marcuse coined the phrase, “Make love, not war”). Marcuse also argued for what he called “liberating tolerance,” which he defined as tolerance for all ideas coming from the Left and intolerance for any ideas coming from the
26 Right. In the late 1960’s Marcuse became the chief “guru” of the New Left, and he injected the cultural Marxism of the Frankfurt School into the baby boom generation, to the point where it is now America’s state ideology.The next conservatism should unmask multicul- turalism and Political Correctness and tell the American people what they really are: cultural Marxism. Its goal remains that Lukacs and Gramsci set in 1919: destroying Western culture and the Christian religion. [see: Wm. Lind, “Cultural Marxism” The Schwarz Report, vol. 46, No. 4, p 4.
27 PSALM 19:7-9The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure enlightening the eyes.The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
30 The 1960 film, Inherit the Wind, starring Frederic March and Spencer Tracy is presently being shown in public schools and colleges across America as true history and as an accurate assessment of the events of the trial and of its participants.
31 NEA CREATION SCIENCE EDUCATORS BOOTH NEA MEMBERS COMMENTS: NEA 2006 ORLANDO, FLNEA CREATION SCIENCE EDUCATORS BOOTHNEA MEMBERS COMMENTS:
32 First morning, first comment of the day: “You guys are wonderful!” Next person’s comment:“No thank you for no !”10:30 AM Thursday:Taryn: “Have you seen Inherit the Wind?Teacher: “Seen it?! I teach it!”Taryn: “This DVD is a comparison of some of the movies ‘facts’ with true history.”Teacher: “Oh, thank you, I’ll take it.”
33 “I don’t talk to bigots!” 10:45 AMUs: “Would you like a free DVD showing the historical errors and anti-Christian bias of the movie Inherit the Wind?”Them: “ I teach Inherit the Wind. This movie is true history!” (Refused DVD)Them: “I teach history, not science fiction.” (Refused DVD)1:50 PMMirren tries to give a lady teacher a free DVD. The lady’s response after barely glancing:“I don’t talk to bigots!”
34 A homosexual teacher said: A Catholic science teacher said: 3:25 PMA homosexual teacher said:“I am totally open minded about everything, and I do not even need to look at your literature!”A Catholic science teacher said:“All humans have a common ancestor with the primates.”We responded: “Then your Virgin Mary was mutated primate genes?”“No! Mary was created by God!”
35 One lady approached the booth interested in the Creation Science Educator’s Caucus. She asked the viewpoint. Taryn said it was creation from the viewpoint of the Bible. Taryn noticed her eyes got big, so said, “I didn’t mean to scare you.” The lady threw down the pamphlets that she had already picked up and yelled, “It does scare me!” and she bumped into Jenna Dee and knocked some DVD’s on the floor as she ran off.
36 One lady thanked us for being there and then asked if she could have extra DVD’s and booklets to send to our troops in the hospitals in Iraq. (We loaded her up.)A homosexual teacher was offered some literature—Response: “No thanks, I’m a born-again Gay!”Two gay men walked by, refused literature from Dr. Jobe, and then venomously said, “How dare you!” and stomped off.
37 A teacher walked up the Jenna Dee and said, “The reason our American children are not doing well in international competition is because of organizations and people like you! You are slowing down their learning! She felt better and left.An older science teacher said to Dr. Jobe, “You ought to go back to school and learn some true science. Your religion is not scientific.
38 A female science teacher walked up to Dr. Jobe and Dr A female science teacher walked up to Dr. Jobe and Dr. John and with a mocking grin said, “ I betcha you men know a whole lot about science, don’t you. (hee hee hah)Dr. John said, “Well Dr. Martin is a dentist with a life time of experience in true science and I am a Cardiologist. Everything I do depends on true science or my patients are dead!She stepped back in unbelief and walked away, refusing any literature.
39 A male teacher: “Evolution is truth, you are the liar!” “I am a science teacher and none of this would be of use to me.”“You are all wrong, there is no reason to listen to you!”“You are not going to change my mind, trust me. I went to a Jesuit college.“I am investigating all religions.” “Would you like some of our free information?” “Nope!”
40 A response to our booth being at the NEA convention: “My Lord, thank you Jesus! What can I take to my church library? I’ll tell other Christians they need to come over.”(We loaded her up with books and DVD’s)“The Bible has embellished and enhanced these things so much.” (Being interpreted: “Surely you primitives don’t really believe the Bible is God’s word, do you?”)
41 On Saturday afternoon an NEA administrator with two associates walked up to Dr. Jobe and said, “There has been a complaint about your booth. You have offended one of our delegates with your booklet, Gay Marriage: Is There an Answer? [she was holding the booklet]. We want you to move that booklet off the front table and to the back of the booth. We’ve had complaints about you people in previous years and if you do not move this booklet to the back of the booth you will be reported to the leadership of the NEA. You do want to come back again, don’t you. [Veiled threat?]
42 Jobe asked, “Did the offended party read the booklet?” NEA Administrator: “I don’t know.”Jobe to NEA, “Have you read the offensive booklet?”NEA: “No.”Jobe to NEA, “The person in charge of our booth is not presently here. I do not have the authority to make this decision, so I will have him notify you when he returns.”
43 The NEA trio left. [1 Pet. 3:14,15 came to mind] We decided to move the offensive booklet to the back until TR returned, not wanting to get expelled from the convention in the absence of the person in charge of our booth.TR returned after 5:00 PM and the NEA office was closed.Sunday AM one of the “trio” (a black man) returned to see if we were going to comply with the NEA demand to move the “offensive” booklet to the back of the table.
44 Meanwhile some of our volunteers had gone to the NEA [pro-] “Gay and Lesbian” booth to pick up some truly offensive literature at the front of their booth and the “Peace and Justice” booth with its anti-Bush, anti-war, anti-American, pro-socialist, pro-Marxist literature.TR politely told the NEA [black man] that what he was telling us to do was the same thing that happened to Rosa Parks [black lady] when she was made to go to the back of the bus. Our “Free Speech” was being denied by the NEA, but we will keep the offensive booklet at the front of the booth and not move it to the back.
45 SO DO WE GIVE UP GROUND AS GOD’S AMBASSADORS? The NEA representative said he was going back to headquarters to report our decision to the leadership.SO DO WE GIVE UP GROUND AS GOD’S AMBASSADORS?1 Peter 3:13-17Acts 4:18-21Hebrews 4:13-14Proverbs 14:12
46 I Peter 3:13-1713 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? 14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ. 17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
47 Acts 4:18-2118 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.
48 Hebrews 4:13-1413 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
49 “I teach science, not fiction!” “Inherit the Wind IS true history!” Proverbs 14:1212 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.So a teacher says:“I’m a born-again gay!”“I teach science, not fiction!”“Inherit the Wind IS true history!”
50 NOW BACK TO THE CRITIQUE OF INHERIT THE WIND. The Scopes Trial took place in Dayton, TNThe defendant was John Scopes, a math teacher and well-liked football coach.Scopes taught biology for two weeks as a substitute.Scopes never taught evolution in the classroom.[see: Dr. David Menton, Inherit the Wind: A Hollywood History of the Scopes Trial (Hebron, Ky: Answers in Genesis, 2006), p. 7.]
51 The movie begins with Scopes teaching evolution in the classroom=false history. Scopes classroom is invaded by clergymen and businessmen who want him arrested=false history.The “intelligent” people of Tennessee want Scopes put in jail=false history.
52 TRUE HISTORY:The ACLU advertised in the Chattanooga, TN newspaper, The Daily Times, for someone to set up a test case to promote evolution of man against the TN Butler Act which stipulated that teachers could not deny the Biblical account of the creation of man and could not teach that man evolved from lower primates.
53 TRUE HISTORY:A business man named George Rappleyea responded to the ACLU solicitation.Rappleyea coerced John Scopes into being the defendant in the case even though Scopes told Rappleyea that he had never taught evolution.Rappleyea knew that the textbook taught evolution and believed that that was enough to initiate the litigation.
54 FALSE HISTORY:Scopes was arrested in his classroom and spent time in jail.The local “Christians” harassed Scopes in his jail cell and wanted to lynch him.
55 TRUE HISTORY:Scopes never spent time in jail. He posted $ bail and was released.The local “Christians” never harassed Scopes while in jail since he was never in jail.History records no one who wanted to lynch John Scopes.
56 THE TWO ATTORNEYS:Clarence Darrow: Agnostic [some say Atheist] defending Scopes in the trumped up trial.William Jennings Bryan: Probably the most famous Christian attorney of his day. He ran for president of the USA three times.
57 FALSE HISTORY:John Scopes had a girlfriend who was called to court to testify“Rachel Brown” was badly treated on the witness stand by William Jennings Bryan.Darrow looked like the “good guy” by refusing to submit the “mistreated” girlfriend to cross-examination.
58 TRUE HISTORY: No girls were called to testify at the trial. Since there were no girls in the trial, Bryan could not have abused one as depicted in the movie.Darrow was not the “good guy” in the trial as he was cited by the judge for contempt of court for repeatedly insulting and interrupting Judge Raulston.
59 FALSE HISTORY:In the movie, Inherit the Wind, Bryan responds to a question from Darrow that Bryan “takes every word of the Bible literally.”
60 TRUE HISTORY:The actual transcript of the trail records Bryan’s response to Darrow’s question:Darrow: “Do you claim that everything in the Bible should be literally interpreted?”Bryan: “I believe everything in the Bible should be accepted as it is given there; some of the Bible is given illustratively. For instance: ‘Ye are the salt of the earth.’ I would not insist that man was actually salt, or that he had flesh of salt….”
61 FALSE HISTORY:In the movie, Bryan claims that he knows the exact age of the earth and it is the date calculated by Archbishop Ussher. Ussher’s date for the beginning of the creation was 9 o’clock in the morning on October 23, 4004 B.C.
62 TRUE HISTORY: The actual trial transcript reads: Darrow: “Mr. Bryan, could you tell me how old the earth is?Bryan: “No sir, I couldn’t.”Darrow: “Could you come anywhere near it?”Bryan: “I wouldn’t attempt to. I could possibly come as near as the scientists do, but I had rather be more accurate before I give a guess.”
63 At the end of the movie trial, Bryan is in the midst of a religious fervor and drops dead. In actual history Bryan was calm and collected throughout the trial and died a week later of complications of diabetes.
64 But William Jennings Bryan could not defend the Christian faith, even though he was a most famous Christian attorney.
65 SCOPES “MONKEY” TRIALDarwin’s theory of evolution (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life) 1859Scopes Trial 1925: William Jennings Bryan: Could not defend Faith—literal days of Genesis 1. Backlash of his unwillingness to submit to the authority of Scripture = God and Creation ultimately out of the classrooms of the world!
66 QUOTES FROM THE SCOPES TRIAL Darrow: Question—Mr. Bryan, do you believe that Eve was the first woman?A—Yes.Q—Do you believe she was literally made out of Adam’s rib?A—I Do.Q—Did you ever discover where Cain got his wife?A—No sir, I leave the agnostics to hunt for her.
67 Q—You have never found out? A—I have never tried to find.Q—You have never tried to find?A—No.Q—The Bible says he got one, doesn’t it? Were there other people on the earth at that time?A—I cannot say.Q—You cannot say. Did that ever enter your consideration?A—Never bothered me.
68 Q—There were no others recorded, but Cain got a wife? A—That is what the Bible says. [Gen. 5:4]
70 QUOTES FROM THE SCOPES TRIAL Darrow continues—Where she came from you do not know. All right. Does the statement, “The morning and the evening were the first day,” and “The morning and the evening were the second day,” mean anything to you?Bryan—I do not think it necessarily means a twenty-four-hour day.Q—You do not?A—No. [Ultimately God and Creation out in USA schools!]
71 To defend the Biblical Christian Faith a person must first be a Biblical Christian. A Biblical Christian is a person who realizes that he/she is a lost sinner and by faith believes that Jesus Christ is the only Son of the God of the Bible; that he came to earth, did His miracles, died on the cross of Calvary, came back to life three days later at the resurrection and is alive and sitting at the right hand of God the Father.A Biblical Christian has received Jesus as their personal Savior.
72 Once a person admits their sinful state to God and receives the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, the Bible encourages them to grow in the grace and knowledge of the LordAs we grow, we are encouraged to share the Gospel and make disciples.We are to accurately, intelligently and persuasively defend the faith!
73 Worldviews in Conflict “Nothing short of a great Civil war of values rages today throughout North America Two sides with vastly differing and incompatible worldviews are locked in a bitter conflict that permeates every level of society.”James Dobson and Gary Bauer Children At Risk , p. 19
74 THE ENGINES OF SATAN’S WORLD SYSTEM ARE AGAINST THE CLEAR VALUES OF THE BIBLE Evolution against CreationImmorality against MoralityGod is dead against God is aliveSocialism against God-ordained ownershipAbortion against LifeSame-sex marriage against Biblical marriageLife has no meaning against Life is eternalMan is god against God is God
75 The Battle of the Ages“Throughout history God has used revelation to uncover the reality of His existence to man. In light of this, Satan knew that, in order to accomplish his [Satan’s] goal, he must move man to reject all divine revelation.”Renald Showers (Th.D. Theology ), What On Earth Is God Doing?: Satan’s Conflict With God, 2003, p. 84.
76 People say, “I don’t like the Bible; I don’t like the God of the Bible; I don’t like the people of the Bible; I don’t like the lifestyle and values of the Bible; I don’t like the church; I don’t like the music of the church; I don’t like the modest clothing of the old-fashioned, out of date Christian; I don’t like the manners of the Christian; I do like feminism and the gay lifestyle and recreational drugs and movies and violence and illicit immorality and displaying as much of my skin in public as I can get away with, etc. etc. etc., and aren’t all Christians hypocrites anyway?”
77 UNCOMPROMISINGLY BIBLICAL CHRISTIANS WILL SUFFER Because of unregenerate mankind’s hatred of the God of the Bible, His word and His people; true, Biblical Christians will suffer persecution in this, Satan’s world system.Jesus said: “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” John 15:18,19
78 1 PETER 4:19“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.”
79 WHAT IS THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO RIDICULE AND REJECTION? “IF YE BE REPROACHED FOR THE NAME OF CHRIST, HAPPY ARE YE, FOR THE SPIRIT OF GLORY AND OF GOD RESTETH UPON YOU: ON THEIR PART HE IS EVIL SPOKEN OF, BUT ON YOUR PART HE IS GLORIFIED.”I Peter 4:14
80 WHAT IS THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO RIDICULE AND REJECTION? “BLESSED ARE YE, WHEN MEN SHALL HATE YOU, AND WHEN THEY SHALL SEPARATE YOU FROM THEIR COMP- ANY, AND SHALL REPROACH YOU, AND CAST OUT YOUR NAME AS EVIL, FOR THE SON OF MAN’S SAKE. REJOICE YE IN THAT DAY AND LEAP FOR JOY: FOR, BEHOLD, YOUR RE- WARD IS GREAT IN HEAVEN.” Luke 6:22, 23
81 Therefore, God makes the rules (The Ten Commandments to start with). LET US SUMMARIZE:God made the universe.God owns the universe and everything in it.Therefore, God makes the rules (The Ten Commandments to start with).We are guilty of breaking God’s rules. (Have you ever stolen, lied, cheated, cursed, lusted, etc.)
82 10 Commandments Ex. 20 1. No other Gods before Me. 2. No graven images.3. Do not take MyName in vain.4. Remember theSabbath as Holy.5. Honor your fatherand mother.6. Thou shalt notkill.7. Thou shalt notcommit adultery.8. Thou shalt notsteal.9. Thou shalt notbear falsewitness.10. Thou shalt notcovet.
83 IF WE HAVE BROKEN ONE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (AND YOU AND I HAVE), THEN WE ARE NOT SINLESS AND WE ARE NOT RIGHTEOUS BEFORE OUR HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS CREATOR AND SAVIOR, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!
87 The Creator, the Lord Jesus, stepped into time to die to save! For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God Romans 3:23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord Romans 6:23But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us Romans 5:8
88 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved Romans 10:9For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast Ephesians 2:8,9
89 “The Lord is…not willing that any should perish.” 2 Peter 3:9 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16,17
90 THE BATTLE OF CREATION VS EVOLUTION IS REALLY THE BATTLE FOR THE GOSPEL. G. Richard Bozarth writes (“The Meaning of Evolution”, American Atheist, Sept. 20, 1979, p. 30):“Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the [S]on of [G]od. …
91 If Jesus was not the [R]edeemer that died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing.”G. Richard BozarthAtheist Bozarth understands this issue much better than the average Christian!
92 Our ideas do have consequences. The way of evolution seems so right to so many people, but it begins and ends by, with and in death.We Christians must submit so-called science to the Bible and not submit the Bible to so-called science.Our ideas do have consequences.Our assumptions really do determine our conclusions.Both Creation and Evolution are faith-based religious systems.
93 JEREMIAH 10:10-12“But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”
94 Isaiah 53 speaks of Messiah Jesus: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him [Jesus] the iniquity of us all.”
95 ISAIAH 44:24“Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.”
96 The Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Redeemer!
97 WHAT MUST WE DO TO GAINETERNAL LIFE?1) Confess your sins and sinful state to the Creator God of the Bible and:2) Receive as your Savior the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah and only Son of the Almighty God of the Bible.
98 I John 5:11-1311 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.