Friday, December 28, 2012

Upgraded - Definitions page - Various words used in The Christian Message website

Upgraded - Definitions page - Various words used in “The Christian Message” website - thechristianmessage.org/2012/03/

Excerpt:

Pic of New York City's two twin
World Trade Centers and
inhabiting people being
destroyed by Muslims carrying
out their [sincere] belief
system. Such evil is a prime
example of "multiculturalism"
at work.
Multiculturalism - Multiculturalism is the godless and irrational belief that holds [that] all value systems are morally equal – all, except, the Christian (divine revelation) value system, which is based upon the Hebrew Old Testament and Christian New Testament Christian Scriptures. This illogical and insane belief's folly, can be demonstrated for what it malevolently and diabolically is, by the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attacks which killed (murdered) over 3,000 innocent people, of all ages.

It could be further noted, that "multiculturalism" in its various forms and fashions, is effectively used by the godless in their exercise of government. Those unsavory characters (in governmental control and influence) love to tie "political correctness" and "multicultural"  principles together to propagandize the masses, rewrite history and blame and stereotype certain groups, such as Christians, political Conservatives and others. 

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Please note:  For the whole [above] "Definitions Page" of "The Christian Message" website please access:

Upgraded - Definitions page - Various words used in “The Christian Message” website - thechristianmessage.org/2012/03/

http://www.thechristianmessage.org/2012/03/definitions-page.html


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Upgraded topical message: Cheap Grace is a Worthless Substitute for a Faith That Saves

The following message has been upgraded with a number of pics, captions, internal links, etc.  

Cheap Grace is a Worthless Substitute for a Faith That Saves - thechristianmessage.org/2012/06/

German Christian Pastor,  Detrich
Bonhoeffer, was executed by WWII
Hitler's military for opposing the
Nazi regime which perpetrated
 one of history's worst massacre
scourges and crimes against
 humanity. 
Excerpt:

>>>>>> .......The description, “Cheap Grace” has often been attributed to the controversial, Christian, pastor and theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German born WWII casualty. He is best known for his book, " The Cost of Discipleship" (1937) and his resistance to Nazi Germany. Hence, he was executed by Hitler shortly before the war ended.

I suppose that Bonhoeffer’s phrase “Cheap grace” could be summed up by something that he said when describing Christian discipleship. He stated [paraphrase]: “He who believes, obeys; and he who obeys, believes.” In Bonhoeffer’s view, a Christian couldn't be a genuine Christian by [only] intellectually subscribing to the teachings of Christianity as found in the divine revelation of Scripture. One had to evidence such belief and subscription.

Modern Christianity is rife with a “subscription” which confuses Christ's all encompassing sacrifice for sin with blanket absolution which is (then) capriciously translated into universal forgiveness and justification for all, thus eliminating the Holy Spirit’s work and activity of creating individual personal faith in the individual (soul), which [faith] then justifies. ["Justifies" - God's forgiveness] Remember what was said previous – the Martin Luther description of “salvation?” - “Where there is forgiveness of sins there is life and salvation.”

Those who confuse the grace of God upon the sinner and God the Holy Spirit’s activity of bringing the sinner to saving faith, would, and do eliminate the Holy Spirit, personal faith and belief. They, instead trumpet salvation (the saving of the individual’s soul from sin and eternal damnation) solely to the act of Christ dying on the Cross for human sin....... <<<<<<<

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Upgraded topical message: Why Christ became a man

"The Christian Message" website has upgraded the following topical Christmas message:

Why Christ became a man 
- thechristianmessage.org/2011/12/

Excerpt:

>>>>>> It was the harshest of all frontier winters. The man’s wife and children left for the Christmas Eve worship. He could not bring himself to believe in the Christ of Christmas. To him, God, becoming a man to “save” humanity, was, absurd.

The old Indian chief’s community weather forecast proved to be false..... <<<<<< - thechristianmessage.org/2011/12/

Note:  For the whole topical Christmas message, please access:
Why Christ became a man - thechristianmessage.org/2011/12/

Also note: "The Christian Message" subject listing of topical messages

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Upgraded message: God is not your heavenly father unless you are one of His children


The Christian Message website has just upgraded the following topical message with additional pics, captions, internal links, etc.

Some segments of Christianity
erroneously attempt to simplify
that which is God the Holy
Spirit's work of bringing the
sinner to repentance and faith.
Gospel of John 3:1-21
God is not your heavenly father unless you are one of His children - thechristianmessage.org/2010/10/

Excerpt:

>>>>>> ...... How can one return to a loving Father and loving family if one has never belonged? Such is an impossibility. You find yourself grappling with life’s umpteen problems and overwhelming cares and concerns. You are like the proverbial, canoeist, up the creek, without a paddle. And, you are being pushed and forced by an overwhelming current, downstream to a certain waterfall death.

I wish I could be as assuring as some “Christian” preachers who give step by step instructions and lay out a prescriptive “Salvation” plan for your sinful soul, which apart from Christ’s forgiveness, and God, the Holy Spirit's action [John 3:8] will speed its way to certain hell. Matthew 7:13-29 ; Luke 16:19-31 ....... <<<<<<< - thechristianmessage.org/2010/10/

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God is not your heavenly father unless you are one of His children - thechristianmessage.org/2010/10/

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Updated: Celebrating the New Year: Taking note of Christ's words, "Behold, I come quickly!"

Will you live into the new year?
And, if you do, will you make it
to the next? Are you prepared
to meet your Maker? Do you have
the faith necessary to please God?
[Hebrews 11:6] Or, are you one of
those duped by false representations
of the Christian Religion and / or
false belief systems?
Updated with additional pics, captions, internal links and minor editing:

Celebrating the New Year: Taking note of Christ's words, "Behold, I come quickly!" - thechristianmessage.org/2011/01/

Excerpt:

>>>>>> Faithful Christians celebrate this new New Year with a thoughtful and resolute awareness of their one true love – that, being, the presence of their Lord, and Christ. No greater and faithful friend can a person have, than to possess Creator, Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

To the non Christian, there isn't any experience that genuinely incorporates the future with lasting hope. All that remains in this life, is the “ticking away,” measured in minutes, hours, days, and years – and, finally, the “end.” Those who do not embrace the Lord of Life cannot experience everlasting life once this earthly (temporal) life is soon, expended. Matthew 7:13-29 ; Matthew 25:31-46 ....... <<<<<<<

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Celebrating the New Year: Taking note of Christ's words, "Behold, I come quickly!" - thechristianmessage.org/2011/01/

Updated: Yours to Live and Plan? The New Year

Life passes by so swiftly. The Scripture relates:
"The days of our years are threescore years and
ten, and if by reason of strength they be four-
score years, yet is their strength labour and
sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away."
[KJV] Psalm 90:10
Updated: With additional pics, captions and internal links:  

Yours to Live and Plan? The New Year - thechristianmessage.org/2011/12/

Excerpt: 

>>>>>>> It is a common human trait, to be in control; or, at least, think we are in control. We love to make plans and to act upon them. And, to a certain extent, that is not a bad thing. Not to plan and act upon those plans would be irresponsible as we could become lazy couch potatoes. Not to make plans and act upon them could result in a very disorderly world. We humans live by time. We act upon time. We set our lives in order by time. We are, essentially ruled by time. Without schedules, our lives would be in disarray.

However, to take for granted that we are in control and that our plans are always commendable; and, that those plans should not be altered; – that, type of thinking, is neither advisable, nor, wise -- at least, from a divine perspective...... <<<<<<< - - thechristianmessage.org/2011/12/

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Yours to Live and Plan? The New Year - thechristianmessage.org/2011/12/



Monday, December 17, 2012

Updated: What is the central teaching of the Christian Religion?

Just because Christ died
for all sins, does not mean
that all people become God's
children, anymore than a
cookie jar, contains cookies.
What is the central teaching of the Christian Religion? -- What distinguishes it from all others? - thechristianmessage.org/2010/10/

Updated with additional pics, captions and internal links: 

Excerpt:

>>>>> ...... The pardon for human sin had been granted when Christ was crucified. [Galatians 4:4;5] But, that does not make all sinners recipients of that gracious (redemptive) pardon, no more than a cookie jar contains, cookies. Sinners must come by faith, in order to receive Christ and His sacrifice on their behalf, in order to become God's dear children......<<<<<
 -- thechristianmessage.org/2010/10/

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Updated: Topical message about evil

Pic of a Roman dagger and sword.
Christ taught about the corruption
of a person's heart which emanated
from one's sinful self.  Christ did not
call for a government weapon control
of daggers and swords.
Matthew 15:18-19  ; Mark 7:21


Updated with additional pics, captions and internal links: 

Evil - The age old question: “If there is a God and he is good – why does he allow evil?” - thechristianmessage.org/2011/08/

Excerpt:
>>>>>> ...... People will say, “If God is suppose to be all that Christians and their Holy Book say, then why doesn’t this God of love rid the world of evil?” Let’s suppose God would, do, just that. And then let us suppose that God, [since he is almighty] could do it by the end of today. Then, ask yourself: “Which of us would be left to witness God Almighty’s purge of evil?” If we are honest with ourselves, we would have to answer: “None of us!” ..... <<<<<<<  - thechristianmessage.org/2011/08/

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Evil - The age old question: “If there is a God and he is good – why does he allow evil?” - thechristianmessage.org/2011/08/




Thursday, December 13, 2012

Updated with additional pics, captions and internal links: "Understanding the Bible: Reasons Why Non Christians Don’t Comprehend the Holy Scriptures"

Misguided souls often make the mistake of claiming that the Bible
is contradictory; when, in reality, it can easily be understood and
accepted  by God gifted faith.  Once this divine spiritual
enlightenment is present, "supposed contradictions" aren't an
 issue. Rather, these alleged contradictions can be understood by
rationally; accepting them as Scriptural paradoxes.

"Understanding the Bible – Reasons Why Non Christians Don’t Comprehend the Holy Scriptures:" - thechristianmessage.org/2012/02/
Excerpt:

>>>>> ..... Sinful humanity will generally and continually view God’s Gift, the Bible, as contradictory because they don’t realize that there is such a reality as the “paradox.” A “paradox” is “a statement that seems contradictory, unbelievable, or absurd but that may actually be true in fact.” [Webster] To say that God is not a God of love, simply because He allows those who choose not to have anything to do with Him, to go to hell, is unreasonable, unfair and absurd....... <<<<<< "Understanding the Bible – Reasons Why Non Christians Don’t Comprehend the Holy Scriptures:" - thechristianmessage.org/2012/02/

Please Note: Topical Christian Messages, by subject

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Posted by Pastor emeritus Nathan Bickel
www.thechristianmessage.org


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Updated Christmas Message: “Mary,” the mother of Jesus Christ -- Not the “Mother of God”

Updated Christmas Message: “Mary,” the mother of Jesus Christ -- Not the “Mother of God”  - thechristianmessage.org/2010/12/


Excerpt:

>>>>>>>> ...... Why it is a gross mistake to regard Mary, the human mother of the Christ, to be the “Mother of God:”

First of all, nowhere in the Scriptures, is Mary, the (earthly) mother of Jesus Christ, referred to, as the “Mother of God.” Although Mary is afforded the special God blest privilege [Luke 1:26-56] of bearing the long promised and prophesied Christ [Isaiah 7:14] by the miracle of the “Incarnation,” that does not justify what some (in the Christian world and religion) have done to elevate her to almost the same equal status with God, Himself....... <<<<<<<<<  - thechristianmessage.org/2010/12/

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas message (updated): The True Christmas Message is Not the Cradle, but the Cross

Christmas message (updated): The True Christmas Message is Not the Cradle, but the Cross

Excerpt:

>>>>>>> ....... People who either ignore, spurn, or ridicule the Triune God’s message of Christ – His birth, life, suffering, death and resurrection from the dead, often will take what is in God’s Revelation gift, to humanity, the Scriptures, and pervert that very Good News which God utilizes to deliver and save their damnable souls. It is that very same good news which the Scriptures relate, which tell us that we are sinners headed for hell in desperate need of the Savior. It is through these very same Scriptures, as found in the Hebrew Old Testament and Christian New Testament, which God the Holy Spirit utilizes to create saving faith within one's priceless soul. Romans 1:16 ; Romans 10:17 ; 2 Timothy 3:14-17 ; Acts 8:26-39 ; 1 Peter 1:23 ....... <<<<<<<< - thechristianmessage.org/2011/12/

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Updated Christmas message: The “Peace” of the Christmas Season, often misunderstood for the “Peace” that Christ came to bring

Updated Christmas message: 

The “Peace” of the Christmas Season, often misunderstood for the “Peace” that Christ came to bring

Excerpt:

>>>>>> ....... The Christmas Season always brings this message, of “Peace on earth and good will toward men.”  But how does this angelic message, repeated throughout history, by humans, square with The “Prince of Peace,” [Isaiah 9:6-7] who was prophesied hundreds of years before his Bethlehem birth? [Micah 5:2] What did, Christ, who is the “Prince of Peace,” intend, when He said that He did not come to bring “peace,” but a “sword?” [Matthew 10:32-42] A clear understanding of what Christ intended, can go a long way in clearing up the confusion that comes with the worldly celebration and understanding of the Christmas Season....... <<<<<<<
- thechristianmessage.org/2010/12/
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