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Summary: Our world view effects what we believe and our actions in life. What do we really believe? And does it line up with scripture?

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Truth V’s Error

JCC 04.10.09 am

2 Corinthians 10:3–5: “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

What you believe about God will determine your worldview on life

Your view of Him automatically has more far-reaching consequences than anything else in your belief system

A wrong view of God leads to a wrong view of yourself

What you think of God will automatically determine how you think about everything else:

· How you prioritize values

· How you determine right and wrong

· What you think of your place in the universe

· How you behave

· Your thoughts of an afterlife

The same principle is as true for atheist, the nominal Christian and the born again believer

Let’s view the atheist:

The accidental universe

What good is there in an accidental universe with no Lawgiver and no Judge?

There’s no god

One who rejects God has refused the foundation for morality, accountability, true spirituality, and the necessary characteristic between what’s good and evil

The atheist’s private life will inevitably become a living demonstration of their evil and unbelief

Where there is no boundary, there is room for an ‘anything goes’ mentality

They are answerable to none but themselves

This is corrupting through to our children

Ps 14:1 Ps 53:1 & the fool has said in his heart, [There is] no God. They are corrupt; they have done abominable works, [there is] none that does good.

The foolish are mentioned biblically:

Ps 74:18 …. the foolish people have blasphemed thy name.

Prov 10:14 Wise [men] lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction.

Matt 7 the builders

Matt 25 the virgins

Many turn to science to disprove God’s reality, yet Rom 1 tells us that all creation is a witness to his existence

Those in unbelief say, ‘How shall I know that this true?’

I AM THAT I AM is the only grounds for true faith

The Nominal Christian

2 Tim 3:5 They are the ones with a form of godliness, but deny the power

Hypocrisy has potentially more disturbing implications than outright atheism because of its deceptiveness

A living pretence

Jesus’ campaign against hypocrisy is a prominent, if not dominant, emphasis in all four gospels

Jesus’ harshest words were reserved for institutionalized religious hypocrisy of his day

They have the ludicrousness and arrogance to call Christ Lord with the lips while utterly defy Him with their life

They go to church, sing, pray, but revert back to their own selfish way of living once outside the doors

Religiousness with no righteousness

Outward show, but no inner change

A life improved, but never transformed

They believe God is there to help them get ahead in the world

To give them a ‘get out of hell’ card

Christianity revolves around ‘feelings and emotions’

When troubles come, they run anywhere and to anyone other than Christ Himself

They hate authority and refuse to come under church discipline

They say they love God, yet hate or despise their fellow Christian

Preachers tickle their ears with things they want to hear

A romantic message from a lovesick saviour, a desperate father looking for his children

Making God out to be one who needs them, rather than seeing their need of Him

Meditation on the word and intercessory prayer is not their lifestyle

The truth is not in them

Tozer says, ‘ Anything….., which….decides our heaven or hell, is too important to neglect. We simply must not allow ourselves to be uninformed or mis-informed. We must know.’

But, to those who fully do not know Him, they cannot know how to understand the scriptures

The bible is written to the spiritual, not the carnal

Its truths are for the chosen only to understand; others will read it in vain

It is not to be read like a book, because it isn’t the same as any other book

One of the central themes of the Bible is the importance of believing the truth about God

In biblical terms, the difference between true faith and false belief (or unbelief ) is the difference between life and death, heaven and hell (McArthur,John. The Jesus you can’t ignore 2009)

His Word is clear and He will hold us accountable for whether we believe Him or not

We all must give an account

The zeal for essential doctrines of biblical Christianity has become virtually unacceptable among today’s Churchgoers

No one dares to question the so-called ‘great men of faith’

The new rules call for a friendly conversation

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