Way of Life Literature

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Way of Life Literature

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Friday Church News Notes
     U.S. SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE (Friday Church News Notes, July 1, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that wrongly made abortion a constitutionally protected right and the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision that reaffirmed the right to abortion. The recent opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, says, “We therefore hold that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. Roe and Casey must be overruled, and the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives.” Joining Alito were Clarence Thomas.. Read More
We Need Courageous Church Leaders - June 30
    I want to single out the need for courage on the part of pastors and anyone who determines to engage in the business of building stronger churches.
    To read about what needs to be done is one thing; to actually
do those things is an entirely different matter.
    In a conversation with me some years ago, a Navy jet pilot described aircraft carrier landings as “a dynamic environment.” Indeed! The ship is steaming along and bobbing in the rolling ocean; the 54,000-pound plane is approaching at 150 miles per hour; the flight deck is only a 1000 feet long and 250 feet wide; the four arresting wires are spaced 50 feet apart; there are unmovable obstacles in front of the flight deck (the ship’s fantail) and along the sides, and planes are often parked at the far end; the light is changing; the wind is..
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Warren Wiersbe (1929-2019)

Warren Wiersbe: Take Off the Gloves - June 29
    Warren Wiersbe (1929-2019) was an influential Bible teacher and a prolific writer who published 150 books, including the popular “Be” series of commentaries that has sold more than 4 million copies.
    But there was poison in the pot due to his commitment to the ecumenical, rock & roll, New Evangelical philosophy.
    
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Titus’ Triumph vs. Christ’s Triumph
- June 28
     The following is excerpted from The Way of Life Commentary Series, Paul's Prison Epistles, www.wayoflife.org -
    
“Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men” (Ephesians 4:8).
    Christ “
led captivity captive.” The Psalmist describes the Messiah as a military victor who has conquered His enemies and spoiled them. In her song after the great victory over the Canaanites, Deborah said, “Arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive” (Jg. 5:12). Christ has defeated the devil and all his dark hosts. “... that through death he might destroy him .. Read More
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Friday Church News Notes
     RECREATIONAL DRUGS GETTING MORE POTENT, MORE DEADLY, MORE READILY AVAILABLE (Friday Church News Notes, June 24, 2022, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Fentanyl victim’s mother speaks out,” Fox News, June 20, 2022: “Seventeen-year-old Placer County, Calif., student Zach Didier's parents found him slumped over his desk in 2020, dead from a then-unknown cause. With California’s uptick in fentanyl poisonings and deaths, coroner officials reportedly suggested it could be the cause of Zach’s sudden death.  Laura Didier, Zach’s mother, told ‘The Story’ on Fox News on Monday that she.. Read More
The Mobile-Phone and the Christian Home
Careful Child Evangelism - June 23
    Unless young people are saved, they can’t be discipled.
    This is a frightful fact in light of the shallowness of evangelism in so many churches. The church I grew up in probably didn’t have even one saved young person, though we all knew the right things to say. We “talked the talk,” but we didn’t “walk the walk,” and the reason was that we prayed a sinner’s prayer and made a “profession of faith” and entered the waters of baptism, but we didn’t know the Lord by life-changing conversion experience.
    
Suggestions for dealing with children about salvation.
    1. Fill their minds with God’s Word (2 Tim. 3:15; Heb. 4:12; Psa. 19:7; 119:130)..
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“..they have no real hope since they aren’t born again..”
I’m Not Joining the Fretters - June 22
     The following is excerpted from What Is the Emerging Church?, www.wayoflife.org -
    
The Bible instructs God’s people not to fret about the wicked. “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart” (Ps. 37:1-4). This shows very plainly the error of.. Read More
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Glorifying Doubt - June 21
     The following is excerpted from What Is the Emerging Church?, www.wayoflife.org -
    
The glorification of doubt is part of the deconstruction aspect of the emerging church. They aim to deconstruct traditional theology with the objective of reconstructing something different, something allegedly more fitting for “these times.”
     Rob Bell says that God gives men “the invitation to follow Jesus with all our doubts and questions right there with us” (
Velvet Elvis, p. 28). He says, “We sponsored a Doubt Night at our church awhile back. People were encouraged to write down whatever questions or doubts they had about God and Jesus and the Bible and faith and church” (p. 29). He says, “Questions bring freedom” (p. 30), and, “Questions, no matter how shocking or blasphemous or arrogant or ignorant or raw, are rooted in humility”.. Read More
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Friday Church News Notes
     THE HYMN SOCIETY PUBLISHES SONGS FOR QUEERS (Friday Church News Notes, June 17, 2022, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - For its 100th anniversary, the Hymn Society has published a series of songs that glorify homosexuality under the title “Songs for the Holy Other.” The 46 songs include “A Hymn for Self-Acceptance,” “God Calls You Good,” “God of Queer Transgressive Spaces,” “God of Many Faces,” “The Kingdom of God is the Queerest of Nations,” “Queerly Beloved,” and “Quirky, Queer and Wonderful.” The words to the latter include, “Quirky, queer, and wonderful, distinct, unique, and odd ... all of our humanity.. Read More
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The Disney Gospel - June 16
     Few men have had more influence on American society than Walt Disney. He pioneered the American animation industry and captivated children’s hearts with cartoon characters such as Micky Mouse and Donald Duck. He took Hollywood fantasy to a new level of influence with the building of DisneyLand in California and Disney World in Florida.
    The author of The Gospel According to Disney observes that Walt Disney preached a religious message through his cartoon characters, a message that “faith is an essential element--faith in yourself and, even more, faith in something greater than yourself, even if it is some vague, nonsectarian higher power” (Mark Pinsky, “Finding faith in the house of the mouse,” The Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2004, B7).
    Disney’s animated classics are filled with pagan and occult imagery such as witches and demons, sorcerers and spells, genies and goblins..
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“I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.”
- Psalm 144:9,
     David knew that he would rise from the dead and praise God forever in resurrection glory. He describes this in several psalms.
    
Ps. 16:8-11 - “I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”
     - This is a prophecy.. Read More
Isaiah
Christ’s Vicarious, Substitutionary Atonement - June 14
     The following is excerpted from the Way of Life Commentary Series, Isaiah -
    
Christ’s vicarious, substitutionary atonement is the central event of history and the foundation for God’s eternal salvation and the new creation of which Christ is the Head. Christ is the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Re. 13:8). His atonement is emphasized throughout the New Testament Epistles. It is “vicarious” meaning Christ suffered vicariously for the sinner, suffered in the sinner’s place. It is “penal substitutionary atonement.” “Penal” refers to punishment required by the law. Christ made the full payment that God’s holy law demands. Any other doctrine of atonement is a false gospel.
    “Whom God hath set forth
to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission.. Read More
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From left, Stacie Wood, Rick Warren, Andy Wood. (Photo courtesy of A. Larry Ross)

Friday Church News Notes
     RICK WARREN ANNOUNCES HIS SUCCESSOR (Friday Church News Notes, June 10, 2022, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church of Orange County, California, has announced that he will be succeeded by Andy and Stacie Wood, a husband-wife pastor team. The Woods are currently pastor and “teaching pastor” of Echo Church in San Jose. Saddleback, the second largest church in the Southern Baptist Convention, defies the Convention’s statement of faith (not to say the Bible’s clear teaching) that forbids female pastors. “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam.. Read More
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A Bible Lesson for Black Lives Matter Times - June 9
     Black Lives Matter (BLM), founded by women who claim to be trained Marxists, is praised by prominent politicians, including the highest ranking Democrats in the U.S. Congress and Democratic governors and mayors, painted as a slogan on city streets and professional basketball courts, and taught in public schools. But BLM is not based on eternal truth and is therefore destined for judgment, regardless of how successful it might be in the short term.
    America needs the Word of God, not Marxist propaganda which has never built anything good and righteous in its 175 year history but rather has left behind a heritage of mayhem, totalitarian enslavement, and death. “Revolutionary Marxism still..
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Churches Must Address Fundamentals, Not Symptoms - June 8
    Black Lives Matter is a lose-knit coalition with the agenda of tearing down traditional America and replacing it with a socialist state that is a haven for moral perversion. They are enemies of the “old” America, as reflected in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, the “old” America that is deeply influenced by the Bible. BLM’s platform calls for an end to capitalism, the redistribution of wealth, universal basic income, collective ownership of property, slashing military.. Read More
What Moses Renounced - June 7
     The following is excerpted from the Believer’s Bible Commentary on Hebrews 11:
    
The following is excerpted from the Believer’s Bible Commentary on Hebrews 11:
    Hebrews 11:24-28 - “By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.”
    By faith Moses himself was able to make several noble renunciations. Though reared in the luxury of Egypt's palace and assured of all the things that men strive for, he learned that “it is not the possession of things but the forsaking of them that brings rest” (J. Gregory Mantle).
    
First of all, he refused Egypt's fame. He was the adopted son of Pharaoh's daughter and therefore assured of a place in the social elite, perhaps even as Pharaoh's successor.. Read More
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Friday Church News Notes
     AMERICA’S MASS SCHOOL SHOOTINGS (Friday Church News Notes, June 3, 2022, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The latest mass school shooting in America occurred on May 24, when 18-year-old Salvador Ramos killed 19 elementary school students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. While there were isolated incidences of gun violence in America’s public schools prior to the 1960s, there were no mass murders. The first was in August 1966, when 25-year-old Charles Whitman killed 16 and wounded 31 at.. Read More

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