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Render the Man of God His Double Honor

The call for the Bible is to give the pastor double honor. Here's what the Bible says concerning elders in the Church:
1 Timothy 5:17  Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Laboring in the word (Scripture) and doctrine isn't easy. The Bible is not a book that's based on private but of the Holy Ghost (1 Peter 1:20). Reading the Bible and taking it out of context is easy. Reading the Bible and carefully taking it into context and interpreting Scripture with Scripture is not an easy task. A good pastor would focus on the taking Scriptures into context and not out of context. It's easy to preach but preaching a good sermon that's God glorifying is not a walk in the park.

The job of the man of God is never easy at all. Anybody can be a pastor by name or by claim but not every pastor is truly a pastor sent of God. Do you know what makes a real pastor? Here's what the Bible says about the…

Some Sources Used to Refute Roman Catholicism and Islam Tend to Be Overly Offensive

There's no doubt that the Roman Catholic institution and Islam both have their violent religious histories. I don't want to deny the atrocities such as the Inquisition, the Crusades, the Jesuit arranged murders, the Christian massacre in Morocco and the rise of Islamic terrorism. Yet there's one approach that could be detrimental to missions - it's all about how Christians approach the average Roman Catholic and Muslim in regards to the Gospel.

I remembered being fascinated at reading whatever I could about the Vatican and its current secret connections to Islam. However, what can be easily ignored is the sad truth that many of the average Roman Catholics and Muslims today don't know anything about the violent history of their religions. Many Roman Catholics are misled into believing that the Inquisition and the Crusades are just a myth or a fabrication by the Devil. Many Muslims today even believe that their religion is one of peace and they don't condone to I…

We Need More Good Pastors' Wives to Help Our Ministries

Here's how a pastor's wife should operate. Here's something that Pastor Paul David Washer shares about his loving wife Charo. Unlike Mrs. Job, Charo decides to lovingly rebuke her husband who was getting frustrated. I'm happy to know that there's a great woman behind a great man like Pastor Washer.
1 Timothy 4:1-7  This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; 4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the Devil. 7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are wi…

The Problem of Using Guilt by Association Arguments Against Roman Catholicism

It should be worth a facepalm or facedesk to think how some anti-Catholic ministries themselves don't bother to argue logically against Roman Catholicism. One of the most common fallacies is the use of the guilt by association fallacy. It means that you argue something is wrong because somebody does it - instead of arguing something is wrong because it goes against the Word of God.

I could remember these following fallacies are so commonly used by anti-Catholic cults against their rival cult Roman Catholicism to dismiss the following biblical truths:
Seventh Day Adventists argue that going to Sunday isn't biblical because Roman Catholics go to church on Sundays.Anti-Trinitarian cults have some of its apologists dictate that the Trinity is unbiblical because Roman Catholicism teaches it.
Unfortunately, the are based on logical fallacies instead of the Bible. Sadly, the book "The Two Babylons" by Alexander Hislop is so full of logical fallacies that it's not somethi…

What Mothers Can Learn From Mary, Jesus' Earthly Mother

It's Mother's Day and perhaps the greatest mother recorded in the Bible is Mary. There's no greater woman recorded in the Bible as the greatest mother to set a good example for Christian motherhood but Mary. While she may not be born sinless and she's not the proud madonna that Roman Catholicism (and its offshoots such as the "Orthodox" churches) claims her to be but she's indeed the greatest example in the Bible on what it means to be a Christian mother.

Mary can be looked up as a sister-in-Christ to follow. Who can forget these wonderful words as she acknowledged herself as a handmaid of the LORD?
Luke 1:38  And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
She was willing and obedient to the will of the Father. At first, the idea of the Creator of the Universe was going to be in her womb that she was troubled (Luke 1:29). She was chosen among women. Perhaps in her mind, she was asking …

Proverbs 31, Bathsheba and King Solomon

Many Bible scholars agree that Lemuel is indeed Solomon and the mother here is Bathsheba. Although the very first thing that appears in our heads is David's scandal at the estimated age of 49 (since Solomon was 20 when he reigned and David was 70 years old that time) but we can't dismiss her role as the mother of Solomon.
2 Samuel 12:24-25  And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him. 25 And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD.
Bathsheba had a bad start yet she later played a role as the mother of Solomon. David ended up having her has his only love as having all the other women deprived him of enjoying true love. Proverbs 31 has Solomon getting taught by his mother Bathsheba on the important points of how to rule wisely.
Proverbs 31:1-9  The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. 2 Wh…

This World Offers Nothing But False Peace

It's no secret that the signs of the times are indeed upon us. Read Matthew 24 and 2 Timothy 3 then read the newspapers - you will see that they match. The world is longing for peace. Unfortunately not all peace is real peace. In fact, the Bible warns of false peace. Here are Bible verses that warn about false peace:
Jeremiah 6:13-15  For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. 14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. 15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.  Jeremiah 8:10-12  Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the…

Crime, Corruption and Poverty Are Ever-Present Because We Live in a Fallen World

There are many political candidates who campaign that they will get rid of crime, corruption and poverty down to zero. While it's good to have programs that will help eradicate said problems but we have to understand the real problem is that we live in a fallen world. While one can certainly find ways to lessen these problems but the Earth in its fallen condition will be full of people with evil in their hearts.
Genesis 3:17-19  And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; [18] Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; [19] In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.  Genesis 6:5  And God saw that …