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  1. HEAD OF CHURCH OF ENGLAND SAYS HE SPEAKS IN TONGUES EVERY DAY (Friday Church News Notes, February 22, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, says that he speaks in “tongues” every day. In a recent interview with the Christian radio station Premier, he said, “In my own prayer life, and as part of my daily discipline, I pray in tongues every day--not as an occasional thing, but as part of daily prayer. It’s not something to make a great song and dance about. Given it’s usually extremely early in the morning it’s not usually an immensely ecstatic moment” ( BBC News , Jan. 21, 2019). The “archbishop” is also open to receiving words of knowledge and prophecies. He claims that he was “filled with the Holy Spirit” and began speaking in tongues at age 19. That was at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB), one of the largest and most prestigious Church of England parishes. It is located at the heart of Knightsbridge, London’s most exclusive shopping district, just down the street from Harrods department store. It was at Holy Trinity that the “laughing revival” was.. Read More View the full article
  2. A few of the more radical skeptics deny that Jesus was an historical person. This is called “the Jesus myth.” In 2012, for example, Timothy Freke published The Jesus Mysteries: Was the ‘Original Jesus’ a Pagan God? Following is a refutation of the myth of the Jesus myth: 1. The historicity of Jesus was not disputed until recent times. Had there been any question whatsoever about the actual existence of Jesus, the opponents of Christianity in the early centuries would have used this to refute Christianity’s legitimacy, but this was never done. The Encyclopedia Britannica says: “These independent accounts.. Read More View the full article
  3. Robert Lewis Stevenson (1850-1894) was author of Treasure Island , Kidnapped , Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses . He ranks as the 26th most translated author in the world. The following is excerpted from Iain H. Murray, The Undercover Revolution: How Fiction Changed Britain (The Banner of Truth Trust, 2009): In 1870 the largest group of new books to be published was religious. Works of fiction came fifth on the list. With reference to that era, the historian G.M. Trevelyan wrote: ‘The popular heroes of that period--and they were true heroes--were religious men first and foremost (Livingstone, Gordon, Lord Shaftesbury, Gladstone).’ ... however in 1886, a further census on popular literature put works of fiction at the head of the list. The following year Robert Louis Stevenson felt able to assert.. Read More View the full article
  4. CHINA’S SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM - SOCIALISM IN ACTION (Friday Church News Notes, February 15, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “China’s Social Credit System,” futurism.com, Dec. 2, 2017: “In a contentious world first, China plans to implement a social credit system (officially referred to as a Social Credit Score or SCS) by 2020. The idea first appeared in a document from the State Council of China published in June 2014. It is a technological advancement so shocking to modern-minded paradigms that many can do little but sit back in defeatist chagrin as science fiction shows.. Read More View the full article
  5. Sue Monk Kidd is a very popular writer. Her first two novels, The Secret Life of Bees (2002) and The Mermaid Chair (2005), have sold more than 6 million copies and the first one is being produced as a movie. She has also written two popular books on contemplative spirituality: God’s Joyful Surprise (1988) and When the Heart Waits (1990). Kidd is quoted favorably by evangelicals such as David Jeremiah ( Life Wide Open ), Beth Moore ( When Godly People Do Ungodly Things ), Richard Foster ( Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home ), and Philip Yancy ( Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? ). Kidd’s endorsement is printed on the back of Dallas Willard’s book The Spirit of the Disciplines . She wrote the foreword to the 2006 edition of.. Read More View the full article
  6. “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.” (1 Timothy 4:13) In this video age, Christians are in grave danger of forgetting the importance of reading. The word tr... More... View the full article
  7. The charismatic movement has been sweeping through the Southern Baptist Convention since the late 1980s and the pace of spread is increasing with each decade. In April 1995, Charisma magazine reported that two professors at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (William Hendricks and Tim Webber) urged the churches not to fear the charismatic movement. Hendricks, director of Southern’s doctoral studies, said, “We shouldn’t feel defensive or threatened by an alternative experience, perspective or insights about the Holy Spirit,” and warned that in fighting the charismatic movement “you could be fighting what is a legitimate experience of the Spirit.” In March 1999, a Charisma magazine report entitled “Shaking Southern Baptist Tradition” gave many examples of charismatic Southern Baptist congregations. .. Read More View the full article
  8. “Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.” (View the full article
  9. “And David spake unto the Lord the words of this song in the day that the Lord had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul.” (2 Samuel 22:1) This is the f... More...View the full article
  10. “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” (Psalm 145:8) Not one of us deserves God’s mercy, for “we have turned every one to his own way&rdq... More...View the full article
  11. “Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.” (Psalm 5:10) No less than 20 of the p... More...View the full article
  12. BEWARE OF MOLINISM (Friday Church News Notes, February 8, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Molinism is a theology developed by 15th century Jesuit priest Luis de Molina as a half-way thing “between Calvinism and Arminianism.” It is defined as follows by Jake Rainwater: “Molinism is an attempt to reconcile God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility through the use of ‘middle knowledge.’ Between God’s ‘natural knowledge’ of everything that could be and God’s free knowledge of everything that is, there is God’s middle knowledge of everything that would be” (“Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach,” Oct. 3, 2017). If you don’t understand that, you are not alone! Molina himself didn’t understand it. “Middle knowledge” is a worthy addition to the many other inscrutable Calvinist terms, such as supralapsarianism.. Read More View the full article
  13. “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 17:6) Four times in the book of Judges we are told that “there was no king in I... More...View the full article
  14. “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) This is one of the most reassuring promises in the Bible ... More...View the full article
  15. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) This grave warning concerning the devil was given not only t... More...View the full article
  16. “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16) The mind of the natural man is “a reprobate mind” (More...View the full article
  17. “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18) This very sober warning right at the end of the Bible was given by Christ Himself (note verse 20) to indicate that the written Scriptures were now compl... More...View the full article
  18. “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.” (Revelation 22:18) More...View the full article
  19. “And they all forsook him, and fled. And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.” (View the full article
  20. “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” (Genesis 3:21) This action by the Lord is very significant. God Himself apparently sacrificed some of His a... More...View the full article
  21. PAUL CHAPPELL SCHEDULED TO SPEAK IN ROCK & ROLL SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH WITH SLATE OF EVANGELICALS (Friday Church News Notes, February 1, 2019, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - Paul Chappell, Pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church of Lancaster, California, and President of West Coast Baptist College, is scheduled to speak in May at the One Nation Under God Conference at the hard-rocking First Baptist Church in Villa Rica, Georgia. (For evidence of their rocking, see the church’s youth ministry video clips.) Other speakers include Todd Stearns (former staff writer for the Southern Baptist Press); Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas (Southern Baptist); Tony Perkins, Southern Baptist and president of the Family Research Council; and Emir Caner, President of the Southern Baptist-affiliated Truett-McConnell University. Pastor Chappell is obviously sensing more liberty these days to be what he has long been, which is a conservative evangelical. This is the type.. Read More View the full article
  22. “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” (John 7:17) The apostle Paul, in his last epistle, wrote about certain philosophers w... More...View the full article
  23. “And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.” (2 Samuel 12:13) A basic truth is express... More...View the full article
  24. The following is adapted from Dressing for the Lord , which is available in print and eBook editions from Way of Life Literature. Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” This verse reminds us that training in modesty best begins in childhood. Many married women in Bible-believing churches did not have an opportunity to grow up in a godly Christian home and were not taught how to be modest when they were young, but now they have the opportunity to provide such a home for the next generation. This is a great blessing as well as a large responsibility. The best time to teach a girl how to dress modestly is when she is a toddler. When she reaches teenage years she will be habituated to dressing in a feminine and modest.. Read More View the full article
  25. “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) The so-called “great commission” of the Lord to His disciples is found in somewha... More...View the full article
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