How does God see our good deeds?

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Sinners think that their good deeds commend them to God. Point out that this is how God sees their good deeds (literally, as filthy menstrual cloths)—so imagine how God views their sins. To convince a sinner that his self-righteousness is an offense to a holy God, apply the moral Law to the conscience. For the biblical use of the Law, see Mark 10:17–19; Rom. 2:21–24; 3:19,20; 7:7,13; Gal. 3:24; 1 Tim. 1:8–10. See also Luke 16:15.

“The most damnable and pernicious heresy that has ever plagued the mind of man is that somehow he can make himself good enough to deserve to live forever with an all-holy God.” Martin Luther

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.

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“Do I really need to prove God to anyone or just share the gospel?”

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We do not have to prove to the atheist that God exists. He intuitively knows that God exists but willfully suppresses the truth (see Rom. 1:18). Every person has a God-given conscience, which is the “work of the law written in their hearts” (Rom. 2:15). Just as every sane person knows that it is wrong to lie, steal, kill, and commit adultery, he knows that if there is a moral Law, then there must be a moral Lawgiver.

In addition to the testimony of his impartial conscience, the atheist also has the testimony of creation. It declares the glory of God, His eternal power, and divine nature, so that the person who denies the voice of conscience and the voice of creation is without excuse (Psa. 19:1; Rom. 1:19–21). If he dies in his sins, he will face the wrath of a holy Creator, whether he believes in Him or…

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“What sort of father would kill his own son?”

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Matthew Henry said,  “…he took his own son, his eldest son, that was to succeed him, than whom nothing could be more dear to himself and his people, and offered him for a burnt-offering upon the wall, 2 Kings 3:27. He designed by this, To obtain the favour of Chemosh his god, which, being a devil, delighted in blood and murder, and the destruction of mankind.” Skeptics often say, “What sort of father would kill his own son? And yet that’s what God did to Jesus!” However, although Jesus is called the Son of God, and the Father refers to Him as His Son, there is far more to this than meets the unregenerate eye. The Bible tells us that God was in Christ, reconciling Himself to the world (see 2 Cor. 5:19). God was manifest in human form; He created a body and filled that body as a hand fills…

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BREAKING: On Day #50, new cease fire takes effect after 4,450 rockets fired at Israel. Will the truce hold?

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(Central Israel) —  Today is Day #50 is Hamas’ war against the people of Israel. Thus far, Hamas and its Radical Islamic terrorist allies have fired 4,450 rockets, missiles and mortars at Israeli civilians, both Jews and Arabs.

Yet in the last hour or so, Hamas and Israel have agreed to a new ceasefire deal, one that was negotiated by the Al-Sissi government in Egypt.

Admittedly, this is the 12th ceasefire deal in the past seven weeks. Hamas has broken 11 of them. So there is not a great deal of confidence here in Israel that the true quiet and calm has come.

That said, we are certainly hoping and praying that this quiet will come at last. We are cautious, and somewhat skeptical, but we’re trying not to be cynical. We all want peace to come. Where Lynn and the boys and I live, we have been spared the rocket fire…

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Invest in the Kingdom.

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This was David (1 Kings 1:1), the strong and agile youth who ran toward Goliath. The only difference between the young and the elderly is time. If you have the strength and vitality of youth, don’t waste them by spending them on yourself. Invest them in the Kingdom of God. In a church service years ago an elderly man trembled with age as he looked at the congregation, and with all earnestness said, “When I was a young man I gave myself to sport!” He added that it was a waste of time, and pleaded with those who were young to serve the Lord. Listen to such wisdom. Pray, “Teach me to number my days, that I may gain a heart of wisdom,” and realize that the wisest thing you can do with your life is to seek and save what is lost. He who wins souls is wise.

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A wise woman.

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This woman in 2 Samuel 14 was wise (see v. 2), and it is wise for anyone to see that life without Jesus Christ is empty futility. Without Him our lives are being poured out like water onto dry sand. It is good to help the ungodly see this by reminding them that death is waiting for them, and that it is just a matter of time until they are taken into eternity. Never underestimate the power of an unsaved person’s will to live. Such reasoning can often find a willing ear. How wonderful that, although sin banished the Adamic race from God’s presence, He made a way for sinners to be reconciled to Him through the cross: “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself” (2 Cor. 5:19).

2 Samuel 14:14 For we will surely die and become like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be gathered…

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Serious business.

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“If any person is an honest unbeliever and sincerely wants to know God, he will come to a saving faith. Folk with whom I have dealt who say that they cannot believe are not being honest. The fact of the matter is that no man’s eyes are blindfolded unless he himself chooses to be blindfolded. If a person really wants to know God and will give up his sin and turn to Christ, God will make Himself real to him. In our day the problem is that a great many folk do not really mean business with God.” J. Vernon McGee

Jeremiah 9:6 Your dwelling place is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord.

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Good places for open-air preaching.

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A good place for open-air preaching is anywhere people gather—beaches, parks, or waiting in line—where they’re not in a hurry. Select a place that has plenty of foot traffic, away from the noise of the street, a fountain, or machinery. It is ideal to have somewhere that will acoustically hold your voice, and where you can be slightly elevated. You shouldn’t have problems speaking in public places in the United States; it is your First Amendment right to speak on American soil.

I typically keep going back to the same area as long as people will listen to the gospel. This is because it is good for regulars to hear the gospel more than once. You will find that you can befriend these people, and some may even seek you out with questions. Another reason I stick with the same place is because of the old adage, “If it’s not…

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#Mormonism

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Mormons are well-known for their interest in genealogy because they believe it is their responsibility to be baptized on behalf of the dead. They believe those who have died without accepting Mormonism can still make it to heaven if their names are taken to the Temple and someone is baptized on their behalf. Because they don’t have a body, the ordinance is done for them by proxy, giving the dead the opportunity to accept Mormonism in the spirit world. Mormons base this practice on 1 Cor. 15:29, but Paul disassociates himself from the pagan practice by using the word “they,” not “we.”

Some Mormons are even married on behalf of the dead, by going through the marriage ceremony in their place. This supposedly enables a dead person to make it out of “Spirit Prison” and into a higher level of heaven.

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God’s primary purpose.

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“If God’s primary purpose for the saved were loving fellowship, He would take believers immediately to heaven, where spiritual fellowship is perfect, unhindered by sin, disharmony, or loneliness. If His primary purpose for the saved were the learning of His Word, He would also take believers immediately to heaven, where His Word is perfectly known and understood. And if God’s primary purpose for the saved were to give Him praise, He would, again, take believers immediately to heaven, where praise is perfect and unending. There is only one reason the Lord allows His Church to remain on earth: to seek and to save the lost, just as Christ’s only reason for coming to earth was to seek and to save the lost. “As the Father has sent Me,” He declared, “I also send you” (John 20:21). Therefore, believers who are not committed to winning the lost for Jesus Christ should reexamine their…

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