Sunday, February 25, 2007

New Train Sermon

There are three scientific statements in the Bible that I generally use to prove to people that they should trust the Bible's statements and wait for science to catch up:

1) The earth is round. The Bible has said this (in Isaiah 40:22) more than 2000 years before Columbus went against the popular beliefs of the time (foisted by the false church of his day) and agreed with the Bible in his search for a path to India.

2) The earth hangs upon nothing, floating in space. God had revealed this to Job (26:7) loooooong before scientists realized this only within the last few hundred years (Job is the oldest book in the Bible). Interestingly, everyone else (who also thought that the earth was flat) thought that the earth sat on the back of an elephant, or a turtle, or some guy named Atlas.

3) The life of the flesh is in the blood. This seemingly religious statement is buried among ceremonial laws in Leviticus 17:11, but it is a powerful scientific truth. Doctors of old believed that sickness was caused by bad blood; therefore, they used "blood-letting" to remove the bad blood, hoping that the patient would have good blood remaining. They killed a lot of people this way, including America's first President, George Washington.

In all of these cases, those who held to the Biblical teaching were ridiculed and mocked and persecuted. But they were right. And time and science vindicated them. How many more thousands of years are you going to wait for science to tell you to get right with God?

There is a universal truth: ten out of ten people die. One day, all that we hold dear will be cruelly snatched from us by the unforgiving, unbreakable jaws of death. Only one Man has conquered death, but He only did so for sinners. You need to know if you qualify for Heaven.

Ask yourself, "Have I ever told a lie?" If you have, you should know that the Bible says that "all liars shall have their part in the Lake of Fire."

Ask yourself, "Have I ever stolen anything, even something small?" If you have, you should know, that the Bible declares that no thief will make it into Heaven.

Ask yourself, "Have I ever hated anyone?" If you have, then you should know, that the Bible makes it clear, "He who hates his brother is a murderer and we know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in Him."

Now, if the thought of going to Hell scares you, which it should, there is Good News: God provided a way for Justice to be served and Mercy given. He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. If we repent, God can give us eternal life, instead of Eternal Justice, on Judgment Day.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Universal Truth--Version Three

There is a universal truth: ten out of ten people die. One day, all that we hold dear will be cruelly snatched from us by the unforgiving, unbreakable jaws of death. Only one Man has conquered death, but He only did so for sinners. You need to know if you qualify for Heaven.

Ask yourself, "Have I ever told a lie?" If you have, you should know that the Bible says that "all liars shall have their part in the Lake of Fire."

Ask yourself, "Have I ever stolen anything, even something small?" If you have, you should know, that the Bible declares that no thief will make it into Heaven.

Ask yourself, "Have I ever hated anyone?" If you have, then you should know, that the Bible says, 'He who hates his brother is a murderer and we know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in Him.'

Now, if the thought of going to Hell scares you, which it should, there is Good News: God provided a way for Justice to be served and Mercy given. He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. If we repent, God can give us eternal life, instead of Eternal Justice, on Judgment Day.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Universal Truth--Version Two

There is a universal truth: ten out of ten people die. One day, all that we hold dear will be cruelly snatched from us by the unforgiving, unbreakable jaws of death. Only one Man has conquered death, but He only did so for sinners. Let’s see if you qualify for Heaven.

Have you ever told a lie? God created a special part in Hell just for liars.

Have you ever stolen anything? God will not allow thieves into Heaven.

Have you ever hated anyone? The Bible says, “He who hates his brother is a murderer and we know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in Him.”

But there is no good reason for anyone to go to Hell. God provided a way for Justice to be served and Mercy given. He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. If we repent, God can give us eternal life, instead of Eternal Justice, on Judgment Day.

Three Scientific Proofs

There are three scientific statements in the Bible that I generally use to prove to people that they should trust the Bible's statements and wait for science to catch up:

1) The earth is round. The Bible has said this (in Isaiah 40:22) more than 2000 years before Columbus went against the popular beliefs of the time (foisted by the false church of his day) and agreed with the Bible in his search for a path to India.

2) The earth hangs upon nothing, floating in space. God had revealed this to Job (26:7) loooooong before scientists realized this only within the last few hundred years (Job is the oldest book in the Bible). Interestingly, everyone else (who also thought that the earth was flat) thought that the earth sat on the back of an elephant, or a turtle, or some guy named Atlas.

3) The life of the flesh is in the blood. This seemingly religious statement is buried among ceremonial laws in Leviticus 17:11, but it is a powerful scientific truth. Doctors of old believed that sickness was caused by bad blood; therefore, they used "blood-letting" to remove the bad blood, hoping that the patient would have good blood remaining. They killed a lot of people this way, including America's first President, George Washington.

In all of these cases, those who held to the Biblical teaching were ridiculed and mocked and persecuted. But they were right. And time and science vindicated them. Let's remember that when talking to our atheist friends. (And, yes, I did say friends.)