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ANOTHER CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP MUSICIAN DECLARES ATHEISM (Friday Church News Notes, May 29, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) - Jon Steingard of the Christian rock band Hawk Nelson has declared on Instagram that he no longer believes in God. This follows a similar statement in August 2019 by Marty Sampson, song writer and worship leader for Hillsong. Steingard says, “After growing up in a Christian home, .. Read More
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:1-6).
The petitions of two churches to override the closures in Illinois and California are before the Supreme Court. Arguments have been heard, and a decision could... Read More
- Matthew Henry
“Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands” (2 Timothy 1:6).
Consider some of the important lessons from Paul’s instruction to Timothy:
We see that believers need to be reminded of their duties. Compare Philippians 3:1 and 2 Peter 3:1. Timothy had served with Paul for many years. He was an experienced preacher. He had helped plant churches. He had instructed preachers. But he still needed to be put in remembrance of basic things. This is why it is important to be faithful to church and to the preaching of God’s Word and to study the Bible.. Read More
An individual can worship God alone effectively if he is so inclined, but a congregation must be led. That is why God has ordained leaders and has set forth high qualifications for them.
It is true that the New Testament does not spell out the position of song leader or music director, but the Old Testament plainly sets forth this pattern and there is no need to restate it in the New. God tells us that the Old Testament is for our example.. Read More
Rabies is a viral disease caused by lyssaviruses, including Rabies lyssavirus and Australian bat lyssavirus.
It is transmitted through the saliva of infected animals, primarily through biting and scratching. It attacks the central nervous system and is the most deadly virus. Most human infections come from stray dogs, cats, and bats.
The name rabies.. Read More
“You have dealt well with many current issues over the years ... as your stated goal has been to keep other pastors informed in these perilous times of the last days ... but your concise, rational, thorough, scriptural, and encouraging treatment of the pandemic has been exceptional. As soon as I get your related emails, I forward them to the whole church (though some are subscribers themselves), and I have shared your email service and website with others around the world that I have met electronically. Brother, you keep doing what you are doing. As a pastor, I can measure your ministerial productivity to a degree by your publications, emails, travel, correspondence, etc. You are the hardest working man of God I have known, though I can only see a little from a.. Read More
DARLENE ZSCHECH SOLD HER SEASIDE MANSION FOR $4 MILLION (Friday Church News Notes, May 22, 2020, www.wayoflife.org email@example.com, 866-295-4143) - Darlene Zschech, former worship leader of Hillsong Sydney, has sold her seaside mansion for a reported $4-$4.4 million. The cliffside property, with a nearly 360 degree view of the ocean, is 1,258sqm with three levels, multiple entertainment areas, private movie theater, pool, and several cliff facing balconies (“Former Hillsong Church Leader,” Warwick Daily News, May 13, 2020). Zschech was “worship pastor” at.. Read More
Fuller Theological Seminary in California was founded in 1947 by Charles Fuller, the popular fundamentalist radio preacher of The Old Fashioned Revival Hour. The goal was to be the pre-eminent theological institution representing the New Evangelicalism.
The first president, Harold Ockenga, claimed to have coined the term “neo-evangelicalism” at the school’s founding. He said, “Neo-evangelicalism ... is different from fundamentalism in its repudiation of separatism and its determination to engage itself in the theological dialogue of the day. It had a new emphasis upon the application of the gospel to the sociological, political, and economic areas of life. Neo-evangelicals emphasized the restatement of Christian theology in accordance.. Read More
For the redeemed of the Lord, there is always good news in holy Scripture. Following is a small collection of God’s “exceeding great and precious promises” (2 Peter. 1:4).
“But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? IN WHOSE HAND IS THE SOUL OF EVERY LIVING THING, AND THE BREATH OF ALL MANKIND” (Job 12:7-10).
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. ... Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” (Psalm 23:1-2, 4).
“I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy... Read More
Tetanus is from Greek, meaning taut. It is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani that produces the tetanospasmin toxin in its victims. This is a strychnine-like toxin that is so potent that “naturally acquired tetanus does not usually result in immunity” (“Tetanus,” Wikipedia).
The bacteria lives in soil, dust, manure, and saliva, and typically enters the body through a cut or puncture by a contaminated object or an animal bite. Stepping on a rusty nail is a common means of contracting tetanus, though it is not the rust that causes infection. The tetanus bacteria is also common in contaminated heroin and is a danger to intravenous drug users.
Tetanus is called lockjaw due to the muscle spasms which typically begin in the jaw.
The incubation period can be... Read More
HILLSONG DEPICTS ONE OF THE THREE WISE MEN AS A WOMAN (Friday Church News Notes, May 15, 2020, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143) - In a Christmas production (probably from 2019), Hillsong Australia depicted one of the wise men as a woman (“Hillsong Depicts,” Reformation Charlotte, May 9, 2020). This feminization of the wise men fits Hillsong’s passion to conform Christ to modern culture in direct disobedience.. Read More
Almroth Edward Wright developed the first effective typhoid vaccine.
Typhoid is a highly contagious bacterial infection that is caused by Salmonella typhi. The name typhoid means “resembling typhus” because of the similarity in symptoms.
“Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, affecting many organs. Without prompt treatment, it can cause serious complications and can be fatal” (“Typhoid Fever,” National Health Services UK).
It is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person.
Onset symptoms are fever, malaise, headache, cough, bloody nose, weakness, general aches and pains, and abdominal pain. In the second week, symptoms grow more severe, including increase in weakness and fatigue, rise in fever, delirium (thus the nickname “nervous fever”), rattling in the chest (rhonchi), enlarged and tender spleen and liver, distended and painful abdomen, diarrhea or.. Read More
The following is excerpted from For Love of the Bible: The Battle for the Authorized Version and the Received Text from 1800 to Present, available from Way of Life Literature.
The Bible societies have been leavened with apostasy from their very inception in the early 19th century. The destructive seeds of false doctrine and ecumenism were present from the earliest days.
The first Bible Society was formed in 1804 in England and named the British & Foreign Bible Society (BFBS). It was established on March 7, 1804, at London Tavern.. Read More
The following is excerpted from the latest edition of Understanding the Bible for Yourself, www.wayoflife.org.
After getting introduced to Bible geography as described in the first project, we recommend making your own timeline of Bible history. You can get timelines that men have made and study them, and that is very educational and there is a place for that, but nothing is more beneficial than your own Bible study. You don’t really learn at a fundamental level until you dig into the Word for yourself.
Making your own timeline consists of reading the books of the Bible that contain its history and writing down the major events.
Note that for this project, you are reading books of the Bible for one main purpose, and that is to find the major events and enumerate them into your own Bible timeline. You need to read the books as quickly as you can with good understanding.. Read More
The coronavirus pandemic is the greatest world crisis since World War II. As it turns out, the world probably shouldn’t have been closed down, but that is largely in hindsight. The way that the events occurred was like the falling of dominoes. There was no stopping it, and it’s all water under the bridge. Great damage has been done to the world economy, and the repercussions cannot yet be determined by anyone. The draconian power of government over the details of people’s lives has moved to a new and frightful level even in the “free nations.” There is talk of civil wars, rioting, famine, the breakdown of society.
It looks like a trial run for the antichrist, and surely the devil would put his man on the throne of this world today if there were not one who withholds him. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way” (2 Th. 2:7).
There is a pandemic of highly infectious fear, doubt, uncertainty, confusion.. Read More