Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Who You Know

Comfort Food
Read the Bible in a year: Genesis 27, Psalm 32, Matthew 17

I regularly preach open air each Saturday at Huntington Beach, in Southern California, and crossed swords with a Jehovah’s Witness recently. This man was tall, eloquent, and certain that he was right and that the entire Christian Church was wrong about the way of salvation. Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t believe in the eternality of Hell, the existence of Heaven as the place of departed believers, and the deity of Jesus Christ (among other things). For a J.W. salvation isn’t a free gift, and yet that is the clear teaching of the Bible (see Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9). All who repent and trust alone in Jesus pass from death to life, something about which my contentious heckler disagreed. Even their twisted New World Translation is clear that eternal life isn’t what you know, but Who you know. It’s so simple a child can understand it: “And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God” (1 John 5:11-13). Jesus Christ is the source of life, and if you know Him, you are saved. [Fortunately, we caught the hot discourse on camera and hope to have it for you in the near future].

Copying Grass
“During the 50s and 60s, the Ford
Foundation was studying ways to improve the physical fitness of young people. At the same time, the Chemstrand Company, a subsidiary of Monsanto Industries, were developing new synthetic fibers for use as tough carpeting. Chemstrand was encouraged to try to make the perfect urban sports surface for schools by the Ford Foundation. From 1962 to 1966, Chemstrand worked on creating new sports surfaces. The surfaces were tested for foot traction and cushioning, weather drainage, flammability and wear resistance. In 1964, the Creative Products Group installed a synthetic turf called Chemgrass at the Moses Brown School in Providence Rhode Island. This was the first large-scale installation of a synthetic turf.”
Source: http://inventors.about.com/od/astartinventions/a/astroturf.htm

“You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon