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Matthew 5:18 - "For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled."Jesus said the law, the Word of God, is something that will outlast even heaven and earth. Then, according to Psalm 138:2, God said He honors His Word above His name. So what does all of this mean? And what are the implications for each of us? To find out more, keep listening.
Is there such a thing as absolute truth? And if so, what is that truth? How do we know that absolute truth is absolute? What about the changing times in which we live? Does truth change to meet the culture? Is truth living and active? Does it evolve? Why is truth for yesterday truth for today? Doesn’t each generation need their own truth?Jesus addressed these questions in His first sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, found in Matthew 5-7. Let's take a look at His answer together, shall we?
"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven" - Matthew 5:14-16.So what's your story about? What light of His are you shining? And do those who don't know Christ glorify Him because of your light and good deeds? Something to think about, isn't it?
You are to "take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5). You are to "walk according to the Spirit" (Gal. 5:16). You must "present your bodies as a living sacrifice" (Rom. 12:1).But when we find some passages that speak about who we are (in contrast to what we do), they should stop us cold in our tracks. These are Scriptures that define and describe us from the Lord's perspective. In Matthew 5 we find two of these: "You are the salt of the earth" (Matt. 5:11), and "You are the light of the world" (Matt. 5:12-14). And the implications of these are profound. Want to discover more? Then keep listening.
"(then) Blessed are those (if) who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for (then) theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (then) Blessed are you (if) when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. (then) Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for (then) great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you" (Matt. 5:10-12).
Yes, and all who (if) desire to live godly in Christ Jesus (then) will suffer persecution. (2 Tim. 3:12).Which leads us to ask a few questions: Question: Will you face persecution? Answer: That depends. Question: Depends on what? Answer: On how committed you are to live Godly in Christ Jesus (2 Tim. 3:12). To find out more about persecution and the if / then passages, keep listening.
What is a peacemaker? What does peace really mean? And with whom does the peacemaker make peace? Who is calling the peacemakers “sons of God”? And what does this look like in real life?Amazingly, the answer to these questions might very well change your world. To find out more, keep listening.
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This is a collection of the many questions I have struggled with and the answers I have found regarding the relationship between authentic faith in Christ and much of what is portrayed today as Biblical Christianity. Especially with the coming darkness looming over all of us, including the church.
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