“Protestantism … is characterized by hundreds of divisions, with various unscriptural names, doctrines, organizations, forms of worship, etc. Most significant is the fact that denominations rarely teach the true plan of #salvation.” —David Pharr #protestantism
When Moses asks the Lord to teach us to number our days, Psalm 90.12, what he means is this: The sovereign God shows us the brevity and uncertainty of earthly human life. Man speaks of longevity, but we fly away quickly. In that knowledge, we seek the #wisdom of fearing God.
Acts is the story of convincing people that Jesus is the #Christ, the promised one of God. Just in chap. 18, Paul attempted to persuade Jews and Greeks, v. 4. He testified that Jesus was the Christ, v. 5. Opponents understood the gospel was #persuasion, v. 13. Apollos demonstrated from the scriptures that the Christ was Jesus, v. 28. All of #Acts shows this emphasis.
Times haven’t changed much. Some people will promise the world in order to deceive and take advantage of others. Beware!
“If a lying windbag should come and say,
‘I’ll promise you blessings of wine and beer,’
he would be just the right preacher for these people!”
The world is warped and twisted. The world must not be allowed to enter the church of God.
Don’t mix things up. Bless others, but don’t be influenced by wrong-doers. “Do not become partners with those who do not believe, for what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship does light have with darkness?” 2Cor 6.14 NET.
Evil exists in the world, and God is not responsible for letting evil do its worst. His plan is larger than to immediately stop to some evil deed.