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Carl Jung and Churches Today Sept. 29 - Updated
     Psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961) has had a vast influence not only on society at large but also upon churches, both liberal and evangelical. He has been openly promoted by Paul Tillich, Morton Kelsey, John Sanford, Thomas Moore, Joseph Campbell, John Spong, Richard Foster, Agnes Sanford, to name a few, and has been more subtly promoted by many others. Jung’s psychological typing, for example, provides the underpinning for the Personality Profiling part of Rick Warren’s SHAPE program, which has taken churches by a storm in the last few years.
    The following important information is from a perceptive report entitled “Carl Jung, Neo-Gnosticism, and the Meyers-Briggs Temperament Indicator (MBTI)” by Ed Hird of Canada. It is adapted from James Sundquist’s excellent book..
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The Sun
The Sun as Witness to the Glory of God Sept. 27
     The heavens witness of God’s “glory” (Ps. 19:1). The glory of God that is seen in the heavens is His infinite wisdom and almighty power and artistry.
    Consider the sun, which is the focus of Psalm 19 (“In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,” Ps. 19:4). Modern science is gaining a massive amount of new information about the sun through space probes. In December 2021, NASA’s spaceship
Parker actually flew through the Sun’s upper atmosphere, the corona, sampling particles and taking complex measurements. Though the research is largely interpreted through the lens of evolution, because of man’s rebellion to God, the scientific facts themselves refute evolution and point to.. Read More
     7TH CONGRESS OF WORLD RELIGIOUS LEADERS (Friday Church News Notes, September 23, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The 7th Congress of Leaders of World Religions met in Kazakhstan on September 14-15 and issued a call for world unity and peace. Participants included Pope Francis, Muslim Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Antonij, Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, and the Chief Rabbis of the Ashkenazi and the Sephardic (Vatican News, Sep. 12, 2022). The 108 members of the congress adopted the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace. The congress issued an “appeal to all people of faith and goodwill to unity in this difficult time and to.. Read More
“Effectual evangelism requires lots of prayer.”
More Evangelism Sept. 22
     The heart of Christ’s Great Commission is to preach the gospel to every soul in every community in every nation. It is a large, unending task. It won’t be finished until the Rapture. Christ promised the Great Commission churches, “lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” (Greek aion, age). Christ is passionate about this business until the very end.
    The Bible describes gospel preaching as seed sowing. Every farmer knows that more seed he sows, the better chance there is of a large crop. Christ has..
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Election and Salvation Sept. 21
    Election is a major New Testament doctrine. “Elect,” “elected,” and “election” appear 23 times in the New Testament. “Elect” is one of the chief terms for the saved. It is a synonym for salvation. The saved are the elect, and the elect are the saved. “Elect” is eklogé, which is also translated “chosen” (Joh. 15:16, 19; Ac. 9:15; 1 Co. 1:27; Eph. 1:4). The term “chosen” is also used for God’s election (Mt. 20:16; 22:14; Joh. 15:19; Eph. 1:4; 2 Th. 2:13; 1 Pe. 2:9; Re. 17:14).
    The doctrine of election is intended to be an encouragement to every born again believer. As taught in Scripture, election is not something to puzzle over and be confused about. It is something to be instructed by, edified by, comforted by, established by, strengthened by. We can’t understand everything about election at this present time, since everything is not revealed, but that which is taught in Scripture can be understood by God’s Spirit and is to..
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New Testament Church Discipline
Neglected Church Discipline Sept. 20
     The following is one chapter of the book New Testament Church Discipline by the late James W. Crumpton. Dr. Crumpton was the pastor of Westside Baptist Church, Natchez, Mississippi, and president of Maranatha Baptist Mission.
    
NEGLECTED CHURCH DISCIPLINE
By Pastor James Crumpton

    "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou are neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, have need of nothing; and knowest..
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Queen Elizabeth II
Friday Church News Notes
    QUEEN ELIZABETH’S FANTASY WORLD (Friday Church News Notes, September 16, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The late Queen Elizabeth II, as likable as she was as a person and as effectual she was as a royal figurehead, lived in a fantasy world, as most people do. When the queen died on September 8 at age 96, she was England’s longest-reigning monarch. She came to the throne in 1952, not long after World War II. Winston Churchill was Prime Minister. She was decorous, dutiful, dependable, cheerful. In public, she was always impeccably and modestly dressed. She took her job as queen seriously. In her 21st birthday message (1947) broadcast from South Africa, she made the following public.. Read More
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Is God Finished With Israel? Sept. 15
    The following is excerpted from the book WHAT ABOUT STEVEN ANDERSON?, which is available in print or as a free eBook from wayoflife.org.
    Anderson is an Independent Baptist preacher who has growing influence through his YouTube videos and movies. This review of his teaching deals with the following errors:
    Holocaust denial
    Replacement Theology
    Rejection of biblical Repentance
    The heresy that salvation doesn’t have evidence
    Cursing of homosexuals
    Christ suffering in hell as an atonement for sin
    The denial of the imminency of the Rapture
    We give extensive proof that God is not finished with Israel and that the church is..
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Prayers at the Western Wall (Wailing Wall)

I Love Israel Sept. 14
     “Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever” (Jeremiah 31:35-36).
    Israel has been the subject of false teaching and unbiblical thinking among professing Christians since..
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A Testimony Against Modern Textual Criticism Sept. 13
    The following testimony to the authority and authenticity of the Holy Scriptures is by George Sayles Bishop. Preached in 1885 at the dawn of the modern era of modern textual criticism, this message lays out that unquestioning faith in God's Holy Word that has characterized true believers from the beginning of time. It is not a blind faith. It is not an ignorant faith. It is faith in a God who cannot lie.
    In the following passage, Bishop is writing in defense of the one word "God" in 1 Timothy 3:16.
    The acceptance of modern textual criticism is almost universal among denominational Baptists, such as Southern Baptists and the American Baptist Church, and has spread..
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Euthanasia for Mature Minors?
Friday Church News Notes
     The following is excerpted from “Euthanasia for ‘Mature’ Minors,” Breakpoint, Aug. 31, 2022: “In 2016, Canada legalized euthanasia through the euphemistically titled Medical Aid in Dying (or MAiD). Since passing, the number of Canadians who either ‘enthusiastically’ or ‘cautiously’ support the practice has risen slightly from 75% to 80%. The response from communities representing those with disabilities, however, has remained consistently opposed. Their fears, that Canada’s end-of-life policies would prove to be only the cliff edge of a moral abyss, have proven to be largely accurate. As Maria Cheng.. Read More
Corinthians
A House of God in the Heavens Sept. 8
    The following is excerpted from The Way of Life Commentary Series, The Corinthian Epistles, www.wayoflife.org -

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“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath.. Read More

Inventor of the MRI
Inventor of the MRI Says Evolution Is Science Fiction Sept. 7
    [Dr. Damadian died on Aug. 3, 2022, at age 86.]
    
The following is excerpted from an interview with Dr. Raymond Damadian that was conducted in January 2012 by Shem Dharampaul of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Dharampaul is a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Canada and is trained in nuclear medicine.
    Dr. Damadian, biophysicist, was the recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Achievement Award as “the man who invented the MRI scanner.” In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Technology, America’s highest award for applied science, and a year later..
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Tips for Family Devotions Sept. 6
     The daily family altar is very important. It is a time when the family can meet regularly and consistently to worship God and study His Word. It is a time to read the Bible and discuss it. It is a time to memorize Scripture. It is a time to pray together.
    Pastor Gene Haymaker says,
    “The day of family altars is disappearing as quickly as our youth. Families have relegated the teaching of biblical truth to their church and to their Christian schools. It is my belief that the number of homes having a family altar, where the entire family is involved, would directly correspond to the percentage of young people leaving the church. The primary agency for teaching children biblical truth is the home.”
    Dave Sorenson gives this following advice for family altars,
    Every family’s schedule will be different, but we found doing so at the breakfast table to work well. Let us consider several pointers for establishing simple.. Read More

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