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Friday Church News Notes

YOUTUBE CENSORS HARVARD PROFESSOR ALAN DERSHOWITZ AND DENNIS PRAGER’S VIDEO ON THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (Friday Church News Notes, August 16, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Dennis Prager on Google restricting PragerU videos,” Fox News, Aug. 7, 2019: “Radio host and PragerU President Dennis Prager said Wednesday on ‘Fox & Friends’ that freedom of speech is being threatened by Google, pointing out content from his own platform that has repeatedly been restricted by YouTube. In a new Wall Street Journal column, Prager wrote that a video called ‘The Charlottesville Lie,’ from CNN’s Steve Cortes, was quickly moved to the ‘restricted.. Read More

Baby Church Members

     The following is from the soon to be released commentary on Hebrews, the newest title in the Way of Life Commentary Series.
     “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” (Hebrews 5:11-14).
     This passage is not only an indictment of individual Christians who do not grow to maturity and become skillful, discerning students of God’s Word, it is an indictment of churches that do not produce such Christians and that accept immaturity as the status quo. There are thousands of “Bible believing churches” that do not teach the members to be skillful Bible students, do not expect them to become skillful, and do not reprove them for not being skillful. In these churches, the preaching and teaching is weak and does not produce skillful
.. Read More
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Evolutionists Against Darwinism

     “A 2005 poll by the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Social and Religious Research found that 60% of American medical doctors reject Darwinism, stating that they do not believe humans evolved through natural processes alone. Thirty-eight percent of the American medical doctors polled agreed with the statement that ‘Humans evolved naturally with no supernatural involvement.’ The study also reported that 1/3 of all medical doctors favor the theory of intelligent design over evolution. ... The prestigious journal Science reported the following in 2006 concerning the United States: ‘The percentage of people in the country who accept the idea of evolution has declined from 45 in 1985 to 40 in 2005. Meanwhile the fraction of Americans unsure about evolution has soared from 7 per cent in 1985 to 21 per cent last year.’ In January 2006, the BBC reported concerning Britain: ‘Just under half of Britons accept the theory of evolution as the best description for the development of life, according to an opinion poll. Furthermore, more than 40% of those questioned believe that creationism or intelligent design (ID) should be taught in school science lessons’” (“Evolution,” Conservapedia).. Read More
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Tight Clothing and Modesty

     Recently I commented on an advertisement for the Getty’s Sing 2019 worship conference that showed a woman dancing in super tight pants that look like they were painted on. I described this woman’s clothing as “incredibly immodest” (“The Getty’s Big Tent Christianity,” Friday Church News Notes, June 28, 2019). A reader commented, “I would definitely agree that her outfit was immodest, but I would not say that it was ‘incredibly immodest.” He also said that his 18-year-old daughter, who is a Getty fan, “will probably say that the outfit is not immodest.”
    These two comments are intimately related. It has been said that what the parents allow in moderation, the children will take to the extreme. I replied to this man as follows: “Anyone who thinks that is not incredibly immodest is more influenced by the world than the Word of God. Independent Baptist churches are.. Read More
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Friday Church News Notes

CHINA’S THOUGHT TRANSFORMATION CAMPS (Friday Church News Notes, August 9, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature,” The Stream, July 1, 2019: “Adorned with bright smiles and clothed in colorful garb, Uighur Muslims held in political reeducation camps flash across the screen as they sing and dance triumphantly to the words that President Xi Jinping wrote just for them. These sights, captured by the BBC, are what the Chinese government wants journalists and the outside world to see. No amount of colorful displays.. Read More

Angels

     The following is adapted and enlarged from The Way of Life Encyclopedia of the Bible & Christianity:
    Angels are mentioned about 300 times in Scripture. They are intelligent, powerful spirit beings. They are God’s ministers (Ps. 104:4). The word “angel” means messenger.
    
Division of Angels into Good and Evil: There was a rebellion among the angels led by Lucifer, the head cherub. Lucifer’s rebellion is described in Isa. 14:12-14 and Eze. 28:11-16. He became proud (1 Ti. 3:6) and determined to be “like the most high” (Isa. 14:14). Apparently the angels made choices in that event, whether to follow Lucifer or God. We read of the Father’s angels (Re. 3:5) and the devil’s angels (Re. 12:7, 9). There was a war. “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels” (Re. 12:7). Evil angels are those which followed Satan in his rebellion against God (Mt. 25:41; Re. 12:9). They are called “the angels that sinned (2 Pe. 2:4) and “the angels which kept not.. Read More
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CCM Weakens the Biblicist Stance

     The following is excerpted from Baptist Music Wars (slightly enlarged), available for free reading and downloading from www.wayoflife.org:

    A final reason why we are opposed to Contemporary Christian Music is that when it comes into a church (or into the life of an individual) it weakens the church’s Biblicist stance and results in a gradual lowering of standards of morality and doctrine.
    The late Gordon Sears, who had an evangelistic music ministry for many years and ministered with Rudy Atwood, was saddened before his death by the dramatic change that was occurring in many fundamental Baptist churches. He warned:
    “When the standard of music is lowered, then the standard of dress is also lowered. When the.. Read More

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Have I Done My Best for Jesus?

     The following is adapted from Alfred Smith’s Treasury of Hymn Stories and other sources. The account by Smith said Ed Spencer was an Olympic gold medal winner, but this was not possible since the modern Olympic games did not begin until 1896.
     Edward Spencer was a student at Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Illinois, on Lake Michigan.
     On the morning of September 8, 1860, Ed heard the news that the Lady Elgin, an overloaded steamship, had collided with the lumber-hauling schooner Augusta, and had sunk. People were drowning, and nothing could be done because of the heavy waves and strong currents. 
     Ed ran to the shores of the lake and saw that the situation was indeed serious. People were floating on pieces of wreckage in the waters, close enough to shore for their cries of help to be heard, but unable to swim to safety.. Read More
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Friday Church News Notes

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CAPTURES MORE STUNNING PHOTOS OF GOD’S AMAZING UNIVERSE (Friday Church News Notes, August 2, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - America’s Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing stunning photos of God’s amazing universe for nearly 30 years. Last week, Hubble captured a photo of a spiral galaxy known as NGC 2985. It is said to be 70 million light-years away, located in the constellation Ursa Major, also known as the Great Bear. “The galaxy is at a perfect orientation for astronomers on Earth to see its incredible structure, with wide arms spreading out into space. The intricate, near-perfect symmetry on display here reveals the incredible complexity of NGC 2985. Multiple tightly wound spiral arms widen as they whirl outward.. Read More

"All these evil things come from within, and defile the man"

America and Slavery

    Slavery has been practiced since the fall of man. It is not a a product of “racism”; it is not an issue of skin color; it is a product of man’s sinful heart because of which he practices far more hatred toward his fellow man than love of neighbor. Jesus described man’s condition with perfect accuracy:
    “And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit.. Read More
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King James Only

     There is a lot of debate and confusion surrounding the man-made term "King James Only." It has been popularized in recent years by men who claim they are concerned about a dangerous and cultic view of the King James Bible. Rarely do they carefully define the term, though, and as a result a wide variety of Bible-believing men are given a nebulously-defined label.
    The term “King James Only” was invented by those who oppose.. Read More
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The Conversion of Charles Weigle

     Dr. Weigle was a Baptist evangelist and noted hymn writer of more than 1,000 hymns. He entered heaven's gates December 3, 1966 at age 95, from Chattanooga, Tennessee.
    After he was called to be an evangelist, his wife came to him one day and said, “I’m leaving, Charlie. I don’t want to live the life you are living. I want to go the other way--to the bright lights.” Their only child, a daughter, left with her. That very night Charles saw them off on a train to the other side of the country. Five years passed before he wrote another song, but God healed him. His wife died as a consequence of a life of sin a few years after she left. He remarried and continued in evangelism and hymn writing. 
    The following is from
The Victorious Life: Sermons by Dr. Charles Weigle, with a conclusion.. Read More
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Friday Church News Notes

THE APOLLO PROGRAM AND THE FLAT EARTHERS (Friday Church News Notes, July 26, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Flat earthers must be in tizzy-fit mode these days with the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11, the first moon landing, which occurred on July 20, 1969. America’s Apollo program was one of the most amazing achievements of human history, if not the most. Noah built a massive ship to save mankind and the animal kingdom from the global flood, and he did it without the help of tens of thousands of engineers, but Apollo took men off of the face.. Read More

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God's Amazing Creatures
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Biblical Treasures
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