Monday, July 19, 2010

The Wrong Kind of Freedom

Sunday, July 18, 2010
Galatians chapter 5: 1- 6
Here Paul is preaching about the freedom in Christ that us who know Jesus Christ as our Savior enjoy but he is also warning us not to misuse our freedom.
There are two camps in the Bible believing world who have misused the freedom we have in Christ. Three if you count a group which is not in the Christian camp. Let me explain that one first to get it out of the way.
Some churches and American Christians as I call them instead of Bible Christians believe and preach one can get right with God by doing good works. They must have rejected or don’t know what Ephesians 2:8-9 says. Let me remind you what it says it is by grace you have been saved through faith not by works so no one can boast. The only way to be saved is to admit your need for Christ and to receive him through faith. Now lets move on to the two camps who are in the Christian world.
Here Paul is preaching to a group that is teaching it is Christ plus circumcision that one is saved by. This is not a teaching on weather parents should circumcise their kids now I have mixed feelings on circumcision from what I have studied on it is painful but lets not get on that rabbit trail . If you are depending on circumcision to save you or your child you are not reading or obeying the Bible. Do some people in the Christian world do that today> Lets look at how some Baptize infants. There is nowhere in the Bible you can find a baby being baptized. Now if you are having your child baptized because it is a thing your church does and it is more like a time to pray for the baby and the parents I have no issue with that. However if you and your church believes that will save your child you are not getting that idea from the Bible. It is Jesus only that saves one. It is not Jesus plus something good that saves us.
Now the next camp which has misused our freedom in Christ is those who have turned our freedom in the right to sin and live anyway you want to even if it is a sinful life. Now I don’t agree with the teaching Lordship salvation but those who teach that doctrine have been right to preach that followers of Christ may fall into a mud pile but we shouldn't live in a spiritual mud pile. Also it looks like verse four here is teaching you can lose your salvation. My Bible college teacher has taught me you don’t base your doctrine on one Bible verse. Paul here I believe is not teaching you can lose your salvation rather he is teaching we shouldn't use our freedom as the right to sin. Some have confused freedom and sin. I heard this man on the radio tell a story he was on the street and he saw a man who was drunk and he asked the drunk man if he wanted to receive Christ. The drunk replied give up all this freedom. Sin is not freedom but bondage. The drunk had confused bondage and freedom.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jesus or the Ten Commandments

If you like you can view the following sermon on You Tube

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Galatians 3:1-14
A. Who are the rightness? We get the idea today that the rightness are people who have done super things but here the Bible tells us the rightness are those who know Jesus Christ. Those who have put their faith in Jesus to be their savior.
B. We need to take the true gospel to people. Too many churches and believers aren't doing this. We are waiting for them to come to us or to our churches which may never happen. Romans 10:17 says. Some people are going to churches that preach a false gospel. The true gospel is we all have sinned and come short of God’s glory. Christ died for us and rose to justify us. Who ever will call on Jesus to forgive their sins will be forgiven.
C. Often today you will hear something like this we are all children of God. That is not Bible. It would be Bible based to say we all creations of God but we are not all children now we can all be his children by receiving Jesus as our Savior.
D। The law the ten commandments were given to us not to save us. I heard this speaker who is big on the pro Lordship salvation side which I won’t get into now say the law is the best thing God has given us. I am sorry that is not correct. The ten commandments were given to us to show us our need for Christ. Lets says you are having some kind issue with a part of your body and you go to the doctor. He takes a x-ray . Does the X-ray solve your problem or taken away the pain nope it just shows what is wrong. So are you going to say I am so glad for the X-ray machine because it solved the problem you might be glad because the x-ray machine showed the problem but I am sure you are more thankful for the meds the doctor gave you or the cooperation he performed you because those things more likely solved the problem . The x- ray machine just showed what the problem was. It is the same with the ten commandments they just show us our spiritual problem that we are sinners. They don’t solve the problem or take away our sin.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Video of 4th of July Teaching

4th of July and True Freedom

HAPPY 4th of July: Well it is the day we celebrate the birthday of America which many of us believe is the greatest nation in the world। America has been blessed by God in many ways but sadly there are things wrong with America that needs to be changed। So how can we see America changed? What can I do to see that happen? What can you do? First off the answer is found in God’s book the Bible. Besides using the Bible for today’s broadcast I am going to use a letter that was written by Rev. Charles Stanley some of you may know of him through the In Touch Broadcasts TV and radio. So what can we do to see this nation brought to God or brought back to God. First off we must return to the word of God. Is it any wonder that the government schools have gone downhill since they took the Bible out of the classroom. The Bible will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from the Bible. Just look how so much sin is going on in these schools. Today students are being given condoms, drug use, crime is going on. However the problem is not only with the government schools but even churches here in America have forgotten the Bible or even rejected it’s teaching. Second we must go to God the father in prayer.
1 Timothy 2:1-2. The leaders of our nation are in the hands of God. We must pray for all of our leaders including those we don’t agree with or didn’t vote for, for example as many of you who have watched my other videos know I didn’t vote for or am I a big backer of President Obama। However every Saturday and many other days I pray for President Obama. No praise to me praying for those we don’t agree with is simple Christian Bible based faith. Third we must stand for the Lord. Romans 1:16 tells us not to be ashamed of the good news. Well there is what we need to do to see this nation start going the right way so are you going to do those things? I hope so. One other thing today we are going to have a birthday celebration for our nation which we should because we are a free nation but not every soul is free in this nation. Gal. 5:1 Christ set us free. True freedom is spiritual and that freedom can only come through a relationship with Jesus.