Description: In lieu of a podcast episode, I’ve decided to post the recorded audio of a message I recently shared with our church’s youth group. It is based on Jesus’ prophetic words found in Matthew 24, seeking to demonstrate how Christ’s counsel to endure and grow in Christian behavior and thought in the midst of growing deceit and wickedness is as relevant as ever. I apologize for the quality of the audio. Although it is intelligible, it isn’t as pristine as I would prefer it to be. (That’s the musician of 20+ years speaking in me.) We are in the process of upgrading the recording equipment so that we can continue to post these messages regularly. I pray that the listener will be edified and informed through this sermon and will share it with others needing a word of encouragement and examination of the times.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:12
In an increasingly fragmented, delusional, illusory, disorderly and promiscuous era, it is important for the Biblical Christian to resist the secular tide and behave in a manner consistent with the true faith. This means acting and thinking in a manner that is contrary to the secular age. (Rom. 12:1-2)
This is a primary reason why I write about and criticize dangerous ideas that are popularized throughout the worldly culture. It is my hope that in doing so the reader will see the dogma for what it is and avoid it altogether, in keeping with the advice dispensed by Paul to the Thessalonians (1 Thess. 5:21-22):
“Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.” Continue reading
Proper examination is everything. Without it, each and every one of us is easy prey for the charlatans and power-hungry folk who wish to dominate our lives.
Considering this fact, it was surprising and disturbing to hear Rush Limbaugh advise his listeners to disengage from what passes off for “news” nowadays and allow him to run “interference” and be the “boundaries” for them. Continue reading