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The Modest Woman vs. The Strange Woman

    Consider some of the contrasts between the strange woman described in Proverbs 7:7-23 and the modest woman:
    They are different in where they go. The strange woman is not afraid of going out “in the black and dark night” (Pr. 7:9). Her “feet abide not in her house; now is she without, now in the streets” (Pr. 7:11-12). The modest woman, on the other hand, is cautious about where she goes and when she goes and with whom she goes; she avoids going to places where moral temptations lurk; she avoids being alone with men other than her husband and brothers; she avoids situations that could place her in the way of moral harm. The modern pop culture would applaud the strange woman as “liberated,” but the liberty to do evil is actually enslavement.
    They are different in their attire (Pr. 7:10). The immoral woman has “the attire of an harlot”--skimpy, tight, suggestive--to draw attention to herself sexually and to lure men to her on that basis. The modest woman, on the other hand, is clothed in such a way so as NOT to draw men’s attention to her in a sexual manner.. Read More
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BIBLE GOING TO THE MOON ON ISRAEL’S SPACECRAFT (Friday Church News Notes, March 15, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - A digital copy of the Bible is on the way to the moon on Israel’s first lunar landing spacecraft. Called Beresheet (Genesis), the craft was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on February 21 and is scheduled to land on the moon on April 11. The lander was built by SpaceIL, a private Israeli company, and was launched by SpaceX, a private American company. On March 6, the spacecraft took a “selfie” with the round earth in the background. In the foreground is a sign that says, “Small country, big dreams.” (Yes, Flat Earthers, Beresheet is yet another myth. SpaceIL.. Read More
Darlene Zschech

Darlene Zschech and Hillsong

    Darlene Zschech (pronounced check) is a prominent voice in the Contemporary Worship movement. For 25 years she was “worship pastor” at Hills Christian Life Centre, Sydney, Australia, and has published many popular worship albums under the Hillsong Music label. She is also associated with Integrity Music and the Hosanna label.
    In 2010, Darlene and her husband became the senior pastors of Hope Unlimited Church, another Pentecostal church in Australia, but she continues to be involved in music projects with Hillsong.. Read More
Snare Drum

Why Are You Opposed to Drums?

    We are not opposed to drums or any other musical instrument; we are opposed to the use of drums in a wrong way.
    A drum or an electric guitar or an electronic keyboard is not evil or wrong in itself.
    
First of all, we are opposed to the use of drums to produce rhythms that are sensual or sexual in nature.
    The Bible says that this world is fallen and is under the dominion of sinful men and demons, and God’s people are to separate from the evil things of this world. The Bible makes a sharp distinction between the holy and the profane (Ezek. 22:26), between God and..
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Test of a Pastor

Test of a Pastor’s Calling

     We find a number of tests of a pastor’s calling in Scripture. These can help a man determine if God is calling him to be a pastor, and these can help churches to examine men before ordination.
    1. The test of desire (1 Timothy 3:1)
    1 Timothy 3:1 (“If a man desire the office”).. Read More
Fake Resurrection

Friday Church News Notes

SOUTH AFRICAN PENTECOSTAL PASTOR FAKES A RESURRECTION (Friday Church News Notes, March 8, 2019, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - A Pentecostal pastor in South Africa has been caught faking a resurrection (“South Africa funeral firm to sue pastor, for ‘resurrection stunt,’” BBC News, Feb. 26, 2019). A video of Pastor Alph Lukau raising a man from the dead “went viral,” but it turns out, not surprisingly, to be a hoax. In the video, the pastor, whose church is near Johannesburg, is standing beside a man lying in a coffin, pretending to be dead. To add.. Read More
The Most Amazing Artifact in Israel Today

The Most Amazing Artifact in Israel Today

     I recently returned from my seventh trip to Israel, and each one has been more profitable. The study of Israel is a major key in understanding the Bible, which is not surprising since Israel is the Land of the Book. The Bible is a historical book, the events of which occurred in the land of Israel and neighboring nations. The better the student knows the geography and history and.. Read More
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Rock Music and Suicide

    The rise of rock music to a place of prominent influence in a global westernized pop culture has been accompanied by a dramatic rise in youth suicide.
    A study made by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company found that the suicide rate among teens rose 50% from 1952 to 1962. It rose another 200% between 1962 and 1982, with as many as 500,000 teens attempting suicide each year (“The Frightening Facts about Teen Suicide,” Teen magazine, October 1983, p. 10).
    Between 1980 and 1995 the suicide rate doubled again for youth ages 10 to 14.
    By 1987, suicide..
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