Are you a man of truth? Carefully ponder what Jesus said about such a person:
He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. (John 7:18)
The determining factor to know if one is a man of truth or not is: Is that person working for the honor of Jesus or himself? The motive behind one’s actions and goals reveals the answer. So, are you a man of truth or something much less?
One day this short life will be over. All temporal earthly goals and achievements of man will be meaningless at our Judgment before God. The only thing that will matter is doing God’s will:
God will give to each person according to what he has done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. (Rom 2:6-8)
Will you get eternal life or God’s wrath and anger? The choice is yours.
[Bible teacher Dan Corner explains the responsibility of evangelicals. It is not an easy cake-walk to follow the Lord Jesus in this world. We must be guarded and alert.]
What is eternal sin? Jesus was the only one who mentions it in the bible, as well as providing us with the explanation of what it is. Anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit (which is the same as eternal sin) will never be forgiven. Other types of sins can be forgiven including adultery, murder, and even disowning Jesus, but not that form of blasphemy. The ones who actually committed eternal sin accused Jesus of having a demon and believed it was by the power of the devil he cast out demons and performed his miracles (Mark 3:22-30). Only eternal sin cannot be forgiven. Those who have lived in all other types of sin can get saved.
Dan Corner is a holiness preacher who discusses this and many other important issues relevant for Christians on his website. For those who want to be saved but who fear they have committed too many sins, he shows from the Bible how others have found peace with God.
With our global financial problems and the numerous wars and rumors of more wars continuing, many people feel they are seeing the mark of the beast come to life. Various preachers are saying the time of the antichrist is upon us. This antichrist conspiracy is the topic of many sermons. In reality, when that day comes, the whole world will be under the control of the antichrist. There are numerous verses in the Bible about recognizing the mark of the beast, which show that the time of the antichrist is not yet upon us, but is certainly getting closer.
Holiness preacher Dan Corner uses the Bible to explain various misconceptions about the mark of the beast and the antichrist conspiracy on his website. To learn more about this popular issue and the end times, visit http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/
Dating can often be difficult and spiritually dangerous for Christian singles. A real Christian, who is single, has higher requirements and holy priorities and cannot just meet someone in a bar or at a club, like the unsaved. Another aspect of Christian dating that is different than other singles’ dating, is that a Christian single values the importance of marriage as life long. A Christian single is looking for another Christian, one who also has eternal life, to spend the rest of their earthly life with, as they serve God together.
Holiness Teacher Dan Corner outlines ten important messages for Christian singles who are interested in Christian dating as well as finding someone to marry. To read what the Bible says on this subject, please visit his site at http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/
The subject of the Rapture is an important topic among professing Christians and has recently gained interest from the general public, as another Rapture prediction date came and went via Calvinist Harold Camping. In fact, the second part of that same Camping false prophecy will occur in October 2011! False prophecy has been happening for quite some time as various public figures predict and announce the date of the Rapture based on their faulty understanding of Biblical passages.
Details of the Rapture (from when it will happen to whether it will occur in one or two events) vary greatly among professing Christians, according to various popular teachers.
Dan Corner discusses the clear timing of the Rapture, the anti-Christ, the mark of the beast, pre tribulation, post tribulation, and much more. To read more about the Rapture from Dan Corner, please visit http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/are-you-ready-for-the-rapture.htm.
The tragedy of a wasted life is always the life lived by an unsaved person, but can also be the life lived by a person who has been truly saved by the grace of God! Decades ago, I [Dan Corner] handed a piece of gospel literature to an elderly woman about a wasted life. Almost immediately she broke out crying. I found out later what brought that on. That same woman was saved at an early age and felt she should be a missionary. Just before she was ready to leave, a man asked her to marry him! She did, and she never went to the mission fields or did much to serve God. Now she was elderly (perhaps in her mid seventies) and must have been wondering all those years what kind of eternal good could have occurred had she instead went to the mission fields.
One day this earthly life will be over. If we look back upon it in deep regret, like that woman, or not, depends on what we are doing NOW for God. Are you living your life for God in such a way that you won’t be in deep regret at the Judgment? All Christians should be living to extend his kingdom, especially as ministry opportunities are so abundant and precious souls are perishing all around us.
The Lord’s Twelve apostles frequently discussed who was or would be the greatest. Jesus always gave the same basic teaching about such:
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” (Mark 9:35)
The greatest disciples are the ones who are last and servant of all, but what does that mean? Are there other Scriptures, which can add to our understanding? When we consider that John the Baptist was the greatest born of woman (Mt. 11:11) and he had no miracles (John 10:41), then producing miracles is not a consideration in being the greatest! (What a blow that truth is to many seeking a sign or miracle and highly esteeming the ones doing such.) So why was John so great among those born of woman, including being the last and servant of all? He was a fearless and powerful Hell fire and damnation preacher, who brought many to repentance. He served people in that way, but also he was very humble. (You can be both bold and humble at the same time.) John also openly taught he was not worthy to untie Jesus’ sandals and always pointed people to the Lord Jesus.
Getting back to miracles, we all need to remember that even demons can produce miracles (Rev. 16:14) and the sorcerers in Pharaoh’s court duplicated some of the miracles of God (Ex. 7:10,11; 7: 20-22), which Moses performed by the power of God!
[Dan Corner has written the teaching entitled, Water Into Wine Miracle.]
The Rosary Prayer is a highly important aspect of the Catholic faith, but there are many misunderstandings about what the Bible has to say about the Rosary and its role in spirituality. If you have questions about the Rosary and its message of devotion to Mary, answers are provided. Dan Corner offers a detailed exploration of the Rosary, the Vatican’s stance on the prayer, and the myths and misunderstandings surrounding this key component of Catholicism.
Diotrephes is one of the most evil people mentioned in the New Testament, behind Judas Iscariot and the Antichrist. The surprising part of it is, he was in spiritual leadership. That evil man was a serious problem to the early Christians! Among other things, that servant of the devil was gossiping maliciously about the apostle John and other Christians! He was also kicking people out of the local congregation that should not have been expelled. He was ruling and controlling that assembly with an iron fist, and the apostle John was yet to confront him about his wicked actions. Since such church problems existed back then, even when the apostles were still alive, how much more in our day should we expect church trouble from certain spiritual leaders?
In contrast to the 1 Cor 5:1-5 wicked man who should have been kicked out of the congregation but wasn’t, Diotrophes was kicking people out of the assembly that shouldn’t have been expelled:
I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us. So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us. Not satisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church. Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God. (3 John 9-11)
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