Thursday, May 29, 2008

An Inconvenient Dream


Last night I had a dream:

I had passed away and had arrived outside Heaven's city walls, where I met Peter. I asked him which way I had to go to enter.

Peter said that before I could enter I had to write down every single sin that I had committed on the black board behind me. I turned round and saw the largest black board you ever did see - the height and length of Wembley Stadium.

Then Peter came up to me with a piece of chalk 30 feet long and six feet thick. He told me that when I had finished I had to walk down to my left and enter the pearly gates.

Well I didn't know where to start and overwhelmed at the task ahead of me, you could imagine how down I felt at this stage. I was in absolute despair.


Until that is I looked to my left and saw someone walking towards me. It was ....

YOU - YES YOU!!!

"Did Peter give you the same instructions as me?" I enquired
"Yes" came your reply.
"Aren't you heading in the wrong direction?" I asked - "the Pearly gates are down there to my left"

"Well yes" you replied, " I'll get down there eventually ... but I was wondering .... have you got any more chalk?"


Of course your sins are not really any greater than mine! But this "inconvenient dream" indicates that we simply do not deserve to be in God's presence. If you were to die tonight how sure are you that you will be able to enter into the kingdom of God?

The Bible says:

No one is righteous not even one (Romans 3:10)

All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God (Romans 3:23)

The wages of sin is death (eternal separation from God) (Romans 6:23a)

but the gift of God is eternal life IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD (Romans 6:23 b)

if you confess with your mouth 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified (treated 'just as if I'd' never sinned) and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)

Jesus is your black board eraser - only by repentance of your sin and accepting the gift of Jesus as your Lord and Saviour can you enter into an eternal relationship with God the Father:

What can wash away my sin?
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

The alternative does not bear thinking about.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Above All



"Like a rose trampled to the ground, you took the fall and thought of me above all."

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Bible Believing Repentance Seeking Evangelising Arch-Bishop

John Sentamu is a Bible believing Arch-Bishop with tremendous gifts in evangelism. From past experience I know that he preaches the need for repentance and I was pleased to read that last week hundreds of people committed their lives to Jesus Christ following an invitation by the Archbishop of York at the Church Without Walls National Gathering in Scotland.

John Sentamu said, "The National Gathering was a tremendous event. I was thrilled and excited to see so many people come forward and commit their lives to Jesus Christ."


We need to pray for him and his work. When John came into office a couple of years ago now, he said that his mission was to give the church the confidence back to evangelize this nation. He is doing a good job!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

" I need someone who will look me in the eye and tell me how to find forgiveness because I am running out of time!"

The utube - scene from ER - below - brings out the danger of poor teaching in much of the church - in that it doesn't give the answers that people need for salvation. People are lost because much of the church has stopped preaching the message of: Jesus as the atonement for our sins!

The result? Well just look at the mess of the world we live in!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dying and in need of salvation?

" I need someone who will look me in the eye and tell me how to find forgiveness because I am running out of time!"


This video reminded me of a man called David:

I used to work for an outreach to the homeless and less privileged. One day, we got a message that David – one of our regulars was in hospital and had only hours to live. He was a drug addict and spent much of his adult life in and out of prison.


When I visited him in hospital he told me that he was going to give all the mess of his life to Jesus and ask for forgiveness. And so there on his death bed, he repented of his sins and entered into a relationship with Jesus as Lord and Saviour.


The next morning a colleague of mine visited David and in tears was absolutely distraught having seen the state of David's once fit body. But this is thing that I want to tell you:- David turned round and prayed for her that she might have peace!


You see overnight the fruit of the promised Holy Spirit had started to grow in David's heart: Fruit of love, joy and peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self control. There was a real sense in which on his death bed David was more alive than ever we had seen him before!


David passed through the shadow of death soon later knowing that he was going to spend an eternity with God.

WHAT ABOUT YOU? ARE YOU DYING IN YOUR SINS - NOT AT PEACE, BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW THE LOVE OF JESUS? THE BIBLE SAYS "THE PENALTY FOR SIN IS DEATH ... BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE."

Today is the day of salvation! Today is the day that you can enter into eternal life - a God given - God planned life as you come to a point of repentance and enter into a relationship with the one who died on that cross so that you may be forgiven.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fundamentally Flawed!


When Darwin proposed his theory of evolution pushing 200 years ago he was convinced that future fossil discoveries would prove his theory to be true.


Darwin himself wrote:


"The number of intermediate varieties, which have formerly existed, [must] be truly enormous," he wrote. "Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against the theory" (Darwin, pp. 260-261).


Given that there is in excess of over a million species today, we should be able to find hundreds of millions of examples of fossil evidence of ‘intermediate forms’ gradually evolving into other species. To date despite a comprehensive world wide search by geologists, the total evidence of intermediate forms is … zero.


There can be no surprise that more and more top scientists believe that Darwin's Theory is fundamentally flawed.


My struggle is more with church goers who describe Evangelical Bible believing Christians as 'unthinking' than it is with scientists who are striving to find truth. Such people are more likely - (without thinking!) - to follow an outdated theory than accept the Bible as the complete truth.


To view a huge list of top scientist dissenters from Darwin's theory of Evolution - click on the title of this post.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

God does not believe in evolution!

'For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth.'

These words are from the Ten Commandments. They are spoken by no other than:

GOD HIMSELF!

Some people argue that when the claim that God made the earth in six days appears in the Genesis account of creation that part of the Bible is poetry or myth. But when God uttered these words was he telling the literal truth or simply being poetic? If the latter we must conclude that God either had a mix up of genre or we must also accept that the Ten Commandments are also nothing but poetry. For me this certainly suggests evidence for any Bible believing Christian to believe that God does not believe in the theory of (ape becoming man) evolution!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Evolution - (blind faith) for dummies?

I found this on Ray Comfort's website. I have been accused by atheists of having a blind faith. I believe there is no more blind a faith than those who put their faith and trust in the theory of evolution. This (now dying!? world view) that humans have evolved from another species of animal has been followed by millions of people without a shred of evidence for many years. I wouldn't want to put anybody down but (light heartedly) I like Ray suggest that the title of the book just about gets it about right!