Faith is the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). It’s also the interpreter of the “evidence” that is seen. Whenever we are faced with a “doubtful disputation” (see Romans 14:1) of God’s revealed truth, we must always side with God no matter how convincing the contrary arguments may seem.
Sometimes, to get our attention, God has to reach down into our lives and shake our world like a snow globe just so we can watch the flakes fly.
When a speaker says, “in conclusion,” especially if that speaker is a preacher, it usually means he’s not concluding, just continuing. Peter, however, is indeed concluding the last of his two epistles with three main ideas. 2 Peter 3:14-18 (14) Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be … Continue reading Peter’s Final Thoughts
Long before modern media, Peter predicted the advent of revisionism and false reporting.
False teachers are like unreliable springs. They hold out promise, but fail to deliver.
Magicians work their magic through misdirection. By getting you to focus on what they want you to see, they can remove or alter what you need to see and that misdirection helps them pull off their deception. Sunday, we talked about counterfeit, or false teachers. In order for us to make sure our walk is … Continue reading How to Spot a Counterfeit Step Two: Pay Attention to What is Missing
If you look at new U.S. currency, bills twenty and up, you’ll notice some built-in anti-counterfeiting measures. They have security strips, reflective multi-colored ink, small holograms, and new layouts, all designed to thwart counterfeiting. People who deal with currency every day, like bankers and cashiers, can often spot a counterfeit just by how it looks … Continue reading How to Spot a Counterfeit Step One: Inspect Carefully