In A Land of Gods and Men | Foundations of Truth

The world does not have a real-life Tony Stark, but Elon Musk sure seems to be the dollar store version. Although Musk does not have a suit of armor and will not be saving the world from an alien invasion, he is a billionaire whose companies are currently hailed as the way of the future. From SpaceX to Tesla, it seems that Musk is at the forefront of multiple new frontiers.

Musk has been parodied on YouTube as having moments of going into “God mode,” an irreverent slang term for being cool and/or considered the best-of-the-best at one’s vocation. [2]

In some sense, it is not a stretch to say that our increasingly secular nation views him as a kind of savior.

But obviously, Musk is not a god.

 

In an utterly bizarre interview with the Christian satirical website Babylon Bee, Musk was pressed on his views of Jesus Christ and stumbled into saying, “hey, if Jesus is saving people, I mean, I won’t stand in His way…Sure, I’ll be saved. Why not?” [3]

It is not the place of a Christian to judge the sincerity of Musk’s statements. Nonetheless, this odd interlude ought to serve as a reminder that even a man that secular America hails as a kind of tech-geek messiah recognizes that the higher power of the Gospel trumps his own meager efforts.

This should remind us all of the warnings of Psalm 146:3-4 “Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day, their plans come to nothing.” Human beings are not like The One True God. They are not omnipotent, omniscient, or omnipresent. They are not innately just, loving, or faithful. If a human being wanted to describe themselves as a deity, they would compare poorly to the divine Creator God; they would have to describe themselves as similar to one of the so-called Greco-Roman “gods.”

These gods were far from wise or just; they had affairs, caused the deaths of innocent mortals, and engaged in all forms of self-indulgence. [1] In this way, Elon Musk, the marijuana-using, perpetually eligible bachelor, is not all that different from these Greco-Roman deities.

Such a personage pales in comparison to the perfection of the Lord of Lords.

The book of Psalms describes the Lord’s glory, repeatedly declaring: “The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.” (Psalm 93:1)

Such a view of God is far more enthralling than the fallible and all-too-humanized Greco-Roman gods. It is far more enthralling than the foibles of a single man.

Christians should be careful not to fall prey to a misguided desire to seek out human beings to save them. Whether those human beings are CEOs, scientists, politicians, or even religious leaders, only Jesus Christ can save us from the power of death, hell, and the grave.

We must never forget the true source of our salvation.

[1] https://www.ranker.com/list/weirdest-greek-myths/laura-allan

[2] https://www.youtube.com/shorts/Z2z41pWDBro

[3] https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2022/january/sure-ill-be-saved-elon-musk-says-he-agrees-with-teachings-of-jesus

The Most Hated Christian Doctrine | John MacArthur

 

I couldn’t get out of my mind that a couple of weeks ago there was a survey of evangelicals, and it was called The State of Theology. You can find it on the Ligonier website. And people were basically defined as evangelicals if they believed the Bible, if they believe Jesus, and if they believed the gospel, and if they felt they were responsible to communicate the gospel to other people—those four things. So if you are a Bible-believer and a gospel-believer—and Christ—and you felt responsible to proclaim that, you were considered an evangelical. Interestingly enough, the survey indicated that evangelicals have absolutely no idea what they believe, many of them—in stark contrast to Puritans and other responsible believers.

For example, some of the questions were as follows: Everyone is born innocent; agree or disagree? Sixty-five percent of evangelicals agreed everyone is born innocent. A second question: The Bible is not literally true; agree or disagree? Fifty-five percent of evangelicals agreed the Bible is not literally true. Another one: “God accepts worship from all religions”; fifty-six percent of evangelicals agreed. And maybe the most telling: Jesus was a good teacher but not God; forty-three percent of evangelicals agreed. This is so dystopian. This is so far from Puritan understanding or anybody who has a sound sense of doctrine that it’s shocking.

How did we get “evangelicals” who don’t believe what is necessary to be saved, let alone be a true evangelical? How did we get here? Well this is the legacy of leadership. “Like people, like priest,” Hosea said. People don’t rise above their teachers, Jesus said. The evangelical church has been so busy over the last 30 years trying to find ways not to offend non-Christians, trying to find ways to take the offenses out of the Christian message, designing approaches to nonbelievers that don’t create hostility or rejection, that it has created an evangelical movement that is void of the truth.

Why do they do this? Because the gospel, in truth, is so offensive. It is offensive. In fact, strange as it may seem, the good news is hated by nonbelievers. And so I thought just to take advantage of the distinction between the Puritan understanding of sound doctrine, and our understanding of sound doctrine, and what is pervasive around the evangelical movement, I’d go back to the beginning and talk about the most hated Christian doctrine. As I was walking through the halls of the office this morning, people were guessing what that might be. You’re about to find out.

Let’s begin in John 15. John 15, and there’s a lot to be said about this, and I am going to do the best I can to be selective and helpful to you in communicating. And I think the right place to start is with what our Lord said about hate. If we’re talking about the hated Christian doctrine, the most hated doctrine, then we need to learn from Him. So John 15:18, Jesus is speaking in the upper room with His disciples, and He says, “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.”

One thing the disciples knew for sure was that the world hated Jesus Christ. That’s right. They hated Him. This is not the pagan world; this is the world of Jewish religion. This is the people who were “following the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” the God of the Old Testament, the creator God. And in fact, Jesus is God incarnate, but they never recognized Him. In fact, they fully rejected Him, and He says here, “They hated me.” And He says, “They hated Me before they hated you.”

There was a time when the Jewish world didn’t hate the apostles. At the beginning of the ministry, in John 7:7, Jesus says, “The world cannot hate you.” “They see you as just part of their world; they cannot hate you.” However, by the time you get to John 17, that changed. And Jesus said this: “I have given you, disciples, My word, and the world has hated you.” What changed? They didn’t hate them until they had learned the message of Jesus and begun to preach it. As long as Jesus was the one preaching the message, they hated Him. As soon as the disciples began to do the same, they hated them.

But why all the hate? Why the hate of the most marvelous, compassionate, gentle, merciful, gracious, kind, loving human who ever walked on the earth and, more than that, the God-Man who expressed divine love, offered forgiveness of sin, entrance into the kingdom of heaven, eternal life? Why all the hate? And Jesus answered that in John 7:7. “The world . . . hates Me because I bear witness to it, that its deeds are evil.” There is the most hated Christian doctrine. It is the doctrine that theologians have called the doctrine of depravity—the doctrine of total depravity, if you will—the doctrine that declares that the whole human race is sinful.

That’s what generates the hate, because fallen man has to find a way to tolerate himself, and the dominant sin in fallen man is pride, and he will create an image of himself which escapes ultimate condemnation. He will spin a web of delusions about himself that he is good, noble—anything but that his deeds are evil. And this was especially compounded because Jesus was saying that to the Jewish religious people: “You are evil not only in your general life. You are evil in your religion. Your religion is just another form of your wickedness.” And John begins his gospel with, He came into the world. The world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. They rejected Him. And from the get-go, there was hate.

In a World of Deception, BE HONEST | Dr. David Jeremiah | Matthew 24:4-5, 11

 

Jesus warns us that deception from Satan and false prophets will be rampant in the World of the End. But we can combat the deception in our world with the truth of God’s Word.

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03:14 – Dr. Jeremiah’s message – “In a World of Deception, BE HONEST”

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America’s New Alamo: Why We MUST Draw a Line in the Sand | Glenn TV

 

What is your line in the sand — the point at which you take a stand and say “no”? Is it an assault on your religion? Your kids and their education? The breakdown of society? The rule of law? Is it impoverishment and the collapse of the economy? Frighteningly, ALL of them are currently under assault, and we’re being demoralized into submission. We’re being made to look the other way in the face of evil and to accept all of it as just part of the “new normal.” We were warned this would happen back in the early 1980s. Now the media and Left try to dismiss any sane objection to depravity as “the new Satanic Panic.” There is no cabal orchestrating our demise, but IT DID have an origin. There are but a few stages left until it’s all over. Glenn exposes the ultimate Achilles’ heel of the entire process. We can stop America’s moral decline, but more Americans need to rise up and find the courage to say “NO FARTHER!” or this will be our new Alamo. #blazetv #glennbeck #glenntv ► Subscribe to BlazeTV YouTube! https://bit.ly/2KJHuwu ► Join BlazeTV! https://get.blazetv.com/ ► Sign up for our NEWSLETTER: https://theblaze.com/newsletters Connect with us on Social Media: http://twitter.com/BlazeTV http://instagram.com/TheBlazeTV http://facebook.com/BlazeMedia

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One of the big issues of today’s church is the inability to see the scriptures in relationship to the world around them. The Devil LIES and uses deceptive terms to frame all his false teaching under politics, social justice, education, & economics … pushing the world down the road to Antichrist.

But Christians read the Bible and look at the world and cannot see the danger they are in or God’s warnings and instructions for these last days!

No matter what mask is worn… politics, government, religion, culture, or education… there is a war for people’s minds. Deception and confusion reign in our day.

But Jesus warned His followers while praying to God the Father, “I have given them Your word; and the WORLD has HATED them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” (John 17:14).

John, one of the inner circle of Jesus’ disciples listened well and also wrote, “We know [positively] that we are of God, and the WHOLE WORLD [around us] is UNDER THE POWER OF THE EVIL ONE.” 1 John 5:19 (AMP)

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Dr. Charles Stanley | The False Doctrine That’s Floating Around

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Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the [c]corruption that is in the world through lust.

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins. Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:2-11

 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of [a]us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts… 2 Peter 3:1-3

 

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