Archive for November, 2008

Watch this video

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 at 8:40 pm

This video is 8:41 in length. Watch it to the end. You won’t be disappointed.

If you don’t see the video above, watch it here.

Posted in Quick Thoughts
by Gordy

It is finished!

Sunday, November 16th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. John 19:30

Jesus uttered those 3 simple words right before he died on the cross. “It is finished” is a legal term that means the debt has been paid – the account has been settled. Jesus said it is finished. He did not say it soon will be finished or it is about to be finished. It was finished on the cross. The account was settled, the debt was paid. Jesus did not have to suffer in Hell. He did not suffer in Hell. That is a false teaching. God poured out his wrath on Jesus for our sins while Christ was on the cross. He paid for our sins on the cross.

For a more in-depth look at this, read my earlier article: Did Jesus Suffer In Hell?

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by Gordy

A Christian paradox

Monday, November 10th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Your works are of no good until you realize your works are of no good.

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by Gordy

A time for prayer and a time of thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 at 9:09 am

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

As the scripture instructs us, let us pray and give thanks at this time for all men, especially for those that are in authority. This is what Christians do. Now is not a time for belly-aching and “woe is me.” Now is a time for prayer and for thanking God.

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by Gordy

Persecution of Christians

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Why do so many professing Christians get so worried that we are going to suffer so much persecution if Senator Obama is elected as the next President? No matter how bad his policies may or may not be, we are not going to be persecuted more. Even if we did suffer more persecution, it won’t come near the level the early church suffered at the hands of Nero or even what Christians in some other countries face today. I’m pretty sure the early church survived.

A little more persecution could actually be a good thing. We’ve become lazy and spoiled. Getting a dirty look because we wear a t-shirt with a Bible verse isn’t persecution. Having to eat out less is not suffering persecution. Paying more taxes is not suffering persecution.

When you get locked in prison or beaten to the point of death because you preached the gospel is suffering persecution. I don’t think we will see that in the next 4 years.

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by Gordy