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Posted November 3, 2015


By Ed Tarkowski

...[The devil] was a murderer from the beginning,
and abode not in the truth,
because there is no truth in him....

(John 8:44)


Many Christians are hearing that they must shut down their rational mind in order to be “more spiritual.” But, this isn’t what Scripture says. 

Scripture says that man’s sinful nature rules his carnal mind, nullifying any mental effort to obey God’s law or attain true spiritual knowledge of God. “So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin” (Romans 7:14-25). Also, “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Rom. 8:6,7).

Further hindrances arise from Scripture’s statement that Satan uses the mind to keep men in their fallen condition: “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Cor. 4:4). So, not only has man a lack in himself to make his mind worthy of spiritual values, but man’s Adversary contributes to the problem, especially by using the unregenerate mind to confuse man’s understanding of spiritual things. 

By not honoring the true God in his spirit, man’s thinking becomes futile, leading him to worship the creature as God (the Lie of the Garden of Eden). Scripture says these men who do “not think it worthwhile to retain the true knowledge of God” are given over by God “to a rebrobate [depraved] mind” (read Rom. 1:18-32). Paul in 2 Thess. 2:9-12 also warns of a “strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” that will deceive with “all power and signs and lying wonders.” Paul said that this is accomplished with “all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.... That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 

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Posted October 20, 2015

An Eyewitness Account

By Lanette Irwin


Participants lined up nearly a quarter mile to hear speakers
at the World Parliament of Religions on opening day.

The 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions was held October 15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They estimated over fourteen thousand people attended this New Age (now called “interfaith”) convention at the cost of $500/person. This convention was well advertised for over a year. 

Many booths from differing faiths, political interfaith organizations, and seminaries were anxiously handing out their free literature and books to attendee’s as they walked through. 

As we made our way through the halls we saw Buddhist/Hindu shrines and rooms filled with chanters. Tables were selling their t-shirts, books, sandalwood meditation beads, jewelry and pictures of the Dali Lama.

We were subjected to a constant hum of a drum and high pitched sounds ringing throughout the building, with signs hanging over head that read “The earth is one we are one with the earth.” 

Environmental issues were a big topic because they believe we are part of the earth, and if the earth is sick we cannot heal the world. 

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Posted October 16, 2015

The Truth Proclaimed

By Johan Malan
Mossel Bay, South Africa
(October 2015) 


Scripture reading:
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God”

(John 3:14-21).


John 3:16 is one of the most widely quoted verses from the Bible. This famous verse is also called “the Gospel in a nutshell” because it is considered a summary of the foundational New Testament doctrine of salvation: 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” 

Five core truths in connection with our salvation are mentioned in this verse, which are all five divine wonders. They are the wonder of divine love, the wonder of a heavenly Savior, the wonder of faith in God, the wonder of salvation from perdition, and the wonder of eternal life. The Bible offers a full exposition of these supernatural works of God, and emphasizes the fact that Jesus Christ is the only Savior of the world and that no person can save himself from his state of spiritual deadness and moral depravity. 

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