Archive for February, 2014

Why I believe the Word!

It is so hard these days to not sound “political” when I write or preach.  The things I see going on, on a daily basis, confirm in my belief that Jesus is coming back soon.  Now I am not a prophet, nor do I seek “new revelations” from God.  I am a firm believer that all that we need has already been given to us in the form of the Holy Bible, which is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, living Word of God.  Now I know that not everyone believes the way I do and I also know I will never please everyone because of my believes, but I do know this, the Bible provides every answer I need and every bit of guidance I need to live a successful, God pleasing life.

     The Bible provides everything I need to have a happy and blessed married life.  The Bible provides me with wisdom on raising my children, money management, my responsibility to authority, how to deal with anxiety, what to do when sick, how to love everyone regardless of nationality, skin color or even their sexual preference (while I don’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle, I do not hate them and never have).  The Bible provides me with the knowledge to realize I was created by an awesome Creator who knew me before the world was formed and He uttered the words “Let there be light”.  God tells me that He knew me, “before He formed me in my mother’s womb” and that He has great plans for me, but more importantly that He Loves Me.  Not only does God love me, but He loves you too.

     So what am I saying to you that might read this?  I am saying the time is now to realize that man will NEVER “fix” what is wrong in this world.  We look to the next president, the next election of representatives or senators, the next pope, the next _________, and then we get disappointed again.  Well I don’t get disappointed, but you might if you continually look to man to fix you or your problems.  If you want to know how to find true happiness, read the Bible.  If you want to know how to peace that passes all understanding, read the Bible.  If you want to have wisdom and discernment to handle things that come your way on a daily basis, read the Bible.  If you want to know the way to heaven, read the Bible and meet Jesus because He is the way, the truth, and the life and no one comes to God except by Him.  One day there will be the great “cosmic reversal” to place things back in order as God intended when He placed Adam in the Garden of Eden with his wife (Eve) and things were very good.  After sin crept in, the world has been out of whack and balance and will continue to be until God brings His final judgments and ushers in the ne heaven and earth.

    How do I know this?  Not from listening to man, I promise you that.  I know this because the Bible tells me so.  Have you read it?  If not may I encourage and invite you to begin doing so today.  

                   “The B-I-B-L-E,

                        Yes that’s the book for me,

                        I stand alone on the Word of God,

                        The B-I-B-L-E

                       The B-I-B-L-E,

                        Yes that’s the book for me,

                        I read and pray, trust and obey,

                        The B-I-B-L-E”

 I preach the Word without apologies, why?  God tells me to!

       Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables2 Timothy 4:2–4