Month: March 2019

10 Things You Should Know about Seeing Christ in all of Scripture

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bonnell-the-road-to-emmaus-low-dpiSam Storms:

Ours is a splintered, fractured world, that often in its differing political parties and conflicting ethical systems and its seemingly endless variety of opinions on virtually every imaginable subject holds out little hope for ultimate meaning. And yet in the midst of undeniable diversity and the differences that so often divide us, the Bible tells us that there is a single, overarching, unitary theme and purpose and goal to all of human history and experience.

The apostle Paul touched on this in several places. Let me mention only two. In Romans 11:36 he concludes a major section of his letter with this brief doxology: “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.”

Paul’s point is not simply that all things are the creative product of our great Triune God. Yes, all things, everything, came “from him.” He…

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I’ve been reading…

The Living Message of Christ

Lately, I’ve been reading a couple of good books. One which was written by many different authors over thousands of years. God’s Word. The Bible. The other book is one by a brother in Christ by the name of Phil Robertson called “The Theft of America’s Soul“. I am putting the link here not because I get anything from it but because it is a good book and it is one that needs to be read by many Americans, whether they are Christian, Democrat, Republican, liberal or whatever they are calling themselves these days.

Both of these books point us toward our Savior, Jesus Christ, and He is the only answer to our world’s problems. You can agree with me or not, but our founding fathers knew it and most of America has either forgotten it or they just don’t want to hear it anymore. Life in the…

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The Difference Between “Power” and “Authority” There is a difference you know. A very important difference too I might add. There are people, well meaning sincere Christian people, who fail to see that truth clearly and that failure leads to many errors in doctrine and practice.Authority is one thing and power is quite another. POWER: in the Greek is the word “dunamis” from which we get our word for dynamite. It means energetic power, explosive power, or a demostrative power. AUTHORITY: on the other hand is a completely different word in the Greek “exousia”. It is a shame that in English we make no such distinction. Even in the translations which should have known better use the translation of the two words interchangeably even arbitrarily so that the truth conveyed in the original language is lost. Authority means right, privilege given to someone by another. It refers not to power but to position! A policeman cannot say that he has power (dunamis) to stop traffic. He would have to be incredibly strong to stop even the smallest of cars by his own strength. Though he has not the physical or personal strength to stop traffic he is given authority under the law to commandeer traffic. He can literally stop traffic by his power (exousia), that is his right and authority. To be sure we do not have power (dunamis) over Satan. We can never by our effort or energy stop him. Yet we have been given authority (exousia) over him in Jesus name and by virtue of the testimony that we belong to Jesus. “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony.” Rev. 12:11 When we are given the promise of salvation in John 1:12 we are promised power (exousia) to become the sons of God. Does that mean that we are given some special power, strength, or “dynamo” by which we can muscle our way into becoming a son of God? No! Never! What we are given, according to the Greek, is “authority” to be called the sons of God. That means that we are given the right, honor, or privilege to be called sons of God. Do you see the difference? It is then a very important difference for every believer to recognize and learn. Let’s learn then what is our “authority” as believers, and what are our “powers” It scares me to hear some believers claiming that we have no right to deal with the devil and quote Jude to prove we have not authority. They say, since Michael, the archangel, “dared not bring against Satan a railing accusation but said ‘The Lord rebuke you.” So we dare not bring any railing accusations or commands against the devil. This is not a passage that explains our authority, or limits to our authority. What it does show us is that Michael understood the difference between his “power” (dunamis) and his “authority.” (exousia) DINT DENY THE POWER! Tour 2014 5 hrs · Like

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The Difference Between “Power” and “Authority”
There is a difference you know. A very important difference too I
might add. There are people, well meaning sincere Christian people,
who fail to see that truth clearly and that failure leads to many
errors in doctrine and practice.Authority is one thing and power is
quite another.image

POWER: in the Greek is the word “dunamis” from which we get our word
for dynamite. It means energetic power, explosive power, or a
demostrative power.

AUTHORITY: on the other hand is a completely different word in the
Greek “exousia”. It is a shame that in English we make no such
distinction. Even in the translations which should have known better
use the translation of the two words interchangeably even arbitrarily
so that the truth conveyed in the original language is lost. Authority
means right, privilege given to someone by another. It refers not to
power…

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