Thursday, February 16, 2017
Bible Questions Answered:
“My son is in a English and Creative Writing class and was given this problem...
You and your friend are in a row boat some 500 feet from shore on a lake. You've tried fishing, but with no luck. All of a sudden you both realize that the boat has a leak, and you are slowly sinking. Realizing that the both of you will never make it back to shore. The thought comes to you, one of you must get out so that the other will survive. Seeing how you are much larger, than your friend, you tell him, that he must get out and swim for it.
A struggle ensues, and he throws his friend out. Now the question, was this right, and the answer given, it was, due to the fact that it saved the one. What kind of teachings are these, they surely don't seem right!”
Kenneth/ Mansfield, New Jersey U.S.A.
These are teachings promulgated by schools and universities, along with some religious (schools) and institutions.
The teachings are called “relativism,” and they have been around for some time (e.g. 1966 -Fletcher).
Three categories of relativism:
Cognitive Relativism: All truth is completely relative. No mans truth is more valid than another mans
truth. There then is no valid standard of truth. (A place where there exists “No
Standard of Truth.” How would this work in science or medicine?)
Moral/Ethical Relativism: Truth/Ethics/Mores, are relative to the group of people which compiled
Deep in tropical Africa, if cannibalism is practiced, it is fitting and proper as
this is their accepted mores.
Humanists would chant, missionaries, get out! Leave their culture to themselves.
Situational Relativism: All ethics formed, are based upon the situation at hand. (Example, the story
given above. It was right to save a life, even if it meant the murder of one.)
These are the mores of today's ungodly, humanists, and unbelievable as it may seem, even taught by some religious institutions.
A modern, non-theistic, rationalist movement that holds that man is capable of self-fulfillment, ethical conduct, etc. without recourse to supernaturalism.
(New World Dictionary Of American English)
Humanism, is NOT the view of any born again Christian, and the reason is....
God Is The Unchanging Standard Of Truth For His People:
Deuteronomy 32:4 KJV
He is The Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment:
A God Of Truth and without iniquity, Just and Right is He.
II Samuel 7:28 KJV
And now, O Lord God, thou art that God, and thy Words be True, and thou hast promised this goodness unto thy servant:
I Kings 17:23,24 KJV
23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.
24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that The Word Of The Lord in thy mouth is Truth.
Psalm 25:5 KJV
Lead me in thy Truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalm 26:3 KJV
For thy loving kindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy Truth.
Psalm 31:5 KJV
Into thine hand I commit My Spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God Of Truth.
Psalm 33:4 KJV
For The Word Of The Lord is right; and all His works are done in Truth.
Psalm 43:3 KJV
O send out thy Light and thy Truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Psalm 86:15 KJV
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of Compassion, and Gracious, Long Suffering, and plenteous in Mercy and Truth.
Psalm 89:14 KJV
Justice and Judgment are the habitation of thy throne: Mercy and Truth shall go before thy face.
Psalm 119:30 KJV
I have chosen The Way Of Truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.
Psalm 146:5,6 KJV
5 Happy is he that hath The God Of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in
The Lord his God:
6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth Truth for ever:
Proverbs 23:23 KJV
Buy The Truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Matthew 5:48 KJV
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 22:16 KJV
And they sent out unto Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art True, and teachest The Way Of God In Truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
John 1:14,17 KJV
14 And The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of The Only Begotten Of The Father, full of Grace and Truth.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 4:24 KJV
God is A Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
John 8:32,44,45 KJV
32 And ye shall know The Truth, and The Truth shall make you free.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in The Truth, because there is no Truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you The Truth, ye believe Me not.
John 14:6,17 KJV
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto The Father, but by Me.
17 Even The Spirit Of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
John 15:26 KJV
But when The Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from The Father, even The Spirit Of Truth, which proceedeth from The Father, He shall testify of Me:
John 16:7,13 KJV
7 Nevertheless I tell you The Truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, The Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
13 Howbeit when He, The Spirit Of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all Truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come.
John 17:17 KJV
Sanctify them through thy Truth: thy Word is Truth.
John 18:37 KJV
Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou A King then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am A King. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto
The Truth. Every one that is of The Truth heareth My voice.
Romans 3:4 KJV
God forbid: yea, let God be True, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
II Corinthians 6:7 KJV
By The Word Of Truth, by The Power Of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
Ephesians 1:13 KJV
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard The Word Of Truth, The Gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit Of Promise,
Ephesians 4:15,21 NLT
15 Instead, we will speak The Truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is The Head Of His Body, The church.
21 If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as The Truth is in Jesus:
Ephesians 6:14 NLT
Stand your ground, putting on the belt of Truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.
Philippians 1:18 KJV
What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in Truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
Colossians 1:5,6 KJV
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in The Word of The Truth of The Gospel;
6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in Truth:
I Thessalonians 2:13 KJV
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received
The Word Of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in Truth, The Word Of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
I Timothy 2:4 KJV
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of The Truth.
II Timothy 2:15 KJV
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing The Word Of Truth.
II Timothy 3:7 KJV
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of The Truth.
Titus 1:1 KJV
Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of The Truth which is after Godliness;
Hebrews 6:18 KJV
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
James 1:18 KJV
Of His own will begat He us with The Word Of Truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.
I Peter 1:22 KJV
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying The Truth through The Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
I John 1:6,8 KJV
6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not The Truth:
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and The Truth is not in us.
I John 2:4,21,27 KJV
4 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and The Truth is not in him.
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not The Truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of The Truth.
27 But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.
I John 3:18,19 KJV
18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in Truth.
19 And hereby we know that we are of The Truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
I John 5:6 KJV
This is He that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is The Spirit that beareth witness, because
The Spirit is Truth.
III John 4,8 KJV
4 I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following
8 So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach The Truth.
There is “no-room,” in Situational Ethics/ Relativism for the Ten Commandments, or thus saith The Lord!
Moral Relativism, has in our day opened a Pandora's Box of perversions! Things once thought not even questionable, because of their debauchery, today are accepted, as “well after all, wrong (sinful) in regards too what? Just because you believe a little different? Etc..etc.)
Is this why Dr. James Dobson, several years back, cautioned all Christian families, to send their precious children to Christian schools, or home school their children? A thought all Christian people “must seriously consider!”
The day of black and whites is soon over, today it's 50 shades of gray, and diversity is great.
Isaiah 5:20,21,24 KJV
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away The Law Of The Lord Of Hosts, and despised The Word Of The Holy One Of Israel.
II Timothy 4:3,4 KJV
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from The Truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
The Rock Of Salvation is The Word Of God.
John 1:1,2 KJV
1 In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God, and The Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
II Timothy 3:15,16 NLT
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
17 God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.
II Peter 1:21 KJV
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by The Holy Ghost.
John 6:37,47 KJV
37 “...him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.”
47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life.
'Acts 2:21 KJV
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of The Lord shall be saved.”
Acts 4:12 KJV
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”