Sharing Biblical Truth Newsletter No 20

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SHARING BIBLICAL TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 20

November 2014

Dear Reader

www.sharingbiblicaltruth.co.za is a website that has been created to share Biblical truth with Christians and non-Christians alike. The website aims to present the truth in a world where lies and half-truths are prevalent. The articles are informative and provide an easy way to obtain a Biblical understanding of important and relevant topics. End Time Events, the Fulfilment of Prophecies, World Events, the New World Order, False Teachings, Book- and Movie Reviews, Social Issues, Contemplative Spirituality and events in the Middle East are but a few of the topics that will be covered.

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1.   View articles of previous newsletters here

2.  Removing all doubt about the divinity of Jesus Christ

According  to Sripture, Jesus Christ is not only the Son of God.  He is our Saviour, Creator and Judge. He is the the Eternal One, the Mighty God, the Great I am.  He is fully God.

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1.  Jesus Christ is YHVH in the flesh

3.  Evangelism

One of the greatest needs in evangelism is willing workers. The harvest is plenty, but the workers are few. Evangelism involves loving people, wanting to reach out to them, being friendly and open to them, and serving them.

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1. The importance of evangelism
2. Evangelism and discipleship – How to evangelize

4.  The Media 

Media bias in the media must be one of the greatest challenges facing contemporary Christianity. The media’s powerful influence on society is the single greatest threat against Biblical values. Christians, above all others, should be acutely aware of the power of the written and spoken word.

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1. Media Bias
2. Negative influences of the Media on society
3. How can we protect our children from worldly influence?

5.  Hatred without a cause

The epicenter of anti-Semitism has moved. Jews have long been attacked because they are the archetypal “other.” For two thousand years, they were the most conspicuous non-Christian presence in Europe. Today, they are the most conspicuous non-Islamic presence in the Middle East.

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1. Europe’s Alarming New Anti-Semitism

6.  Abuse

Child abuse presents a terrifying picture. It denies the worth of the child. Rather than being a person created in God's image,  the child is made an object to be beaten, shouted at and used for the gratification of another.

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1. Child abuse
2. Why does God allow suffering?

7.  Is there life after death?

We live in a time when there is great fascination about life after death. Why this fascination with the world beyond the grave? Is it not because death is so final?

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1. What happens to us when we die?
2. Won’t a good moral life get me to heaven?
3. Heaven is for real and other books about visits to heaven or hell

8.  Apostasy

There is a rapidly-growing movement within the professing Christian denominations to blend Islam with Christianity. Some of the most well-known leaders in religious circles are behind it.

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1. Russell Moore, Rick Warren to Join ‘Pope Francis’ With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith Conference
2. First-Ever Muslim Prayer Service To Be Held At Washington National Cathedral

9.  Education

An atheist group seeks to declare the Christian ethos and activities at six public schools in SA unconstitutional. The obvious is to eradicate all Christian activity at state run schools.

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1. Redeem Education
2. Keep Christian values in schools

10. Substance abuse

Opponents of marijuana legalization hope this study review will put the brakes on burgeoning efforts to legalize the drug. Too often cannabis is wrongly seen as a safe drug, but as this review shows, there is a clear link with psychosis and schizophrenia, especially for teenagers.” Smoking marijuana amounts to playing “Russian roulette with your mental health.”

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1. Pot use Is devastatingly dangerous: Analysis of 20 years of studies
2. What is Ritalin
3. A rising epidemic on College campuses: Prescription drug abuse   
4. Dangers related to Psychotropic drugs

11. The History of anti-Semitism

The traditions and foundations laid by the Fathers of the Church continued into the Middle Ages and  modern times and created great intolerance and suspicion toward the Jews. The founders of the Church promulgated a number of doctrines to theologically invalidate the Jew’s continuing existence. These doctrines were given the greatest possible significance and divine authentication. ‘It was said to the Jew: You have no right to live among us’.

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1. The History of anti-Semitism Part 1: The early Church Fathers
2. The History of anti-Semitism Part 2: The Middle Ages
3. The History of anti-Semitism Part 3: Enlightenment to Holocaust
4. Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Anti-Semitism

12. Many are dying so that others may live

Many brave healthcare workers who are working in Ebola affected areas will fall victim to the disease. They know that, and they show up to work anyway because they know human lives depend on them. And they are the best of humanity; most of us will never find out what it’s like to do something that noble.

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1. The ebola virus and the courage of those who fight it 
2. About Doctors without borders/Médecins Sans Frontières  
3. Current Ebola outbreak is different," WHO warns "unprecedented" number of medical staff infected   

13. Jerusalem in turmoil  

Jerusalem was chosen specifically by God.  God told Moses that when they came into the land, He would appoint a certain place where He would "cause his name to dwell”. It is the only place in the world that God has chosen for Himself. From the Bible and archaeology we know that the Jews were there long before the Muslims, but that is denied by the Muslims.

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1. Jerusalem's Temple Mount:  Center of conflict today 
2. Report: Netanyahu met with Abdullah secretly in Amman amid Temple Mount tensions
3. The Third Temple -When will it be built?
4. Top EU Diplomat calls to divide Jerusalem
5. Countries that recognise Palestinian State  
6. 2014, the UN Year of solidarity with the Palestinian people   

14. The wonders of creation

The Cuttlefish is an amazing flesh eating predator who is a master of illusion - changing its shape and colour at will. It can hypnotise its prey and even become invisible.

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1. The cuttlefish:  a master of disguise – Video

15. International Affairs

Amid the ongoing crisis over Ukraine, the Kremlin has adopted a new nationalstrategy that crystallizes trends that have been gaining ground in Russia over the past two years. This development goes beyond the current crisis in Russian-Western relations and has important consequences for Russia’s neighbours, especially the EU.

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1. Russia’s new national strategy
2. NATO says Russian troops in Ukraine amid fears of all-out war
3. UN: ISIS fighters are hiding among civilians; war crimes committed on 'massive scale'
3. Iran's leader's call to 'annihilate' Israel sparks fury as nuclear deadline looms  
4. Report: Iran-Russia nuclear deal to be signed tuesday   

16. Christianity

The Christian life of faith is only for those who are “in the faith”. Living “a good Christian life” is not the way to become a Christian. Only those who already are Christians can live that life. Nor is it lived in order to earn heaven, which is impossible, but out of gratitude to Christ for having paid the penalty for sin.

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1. What is the Christian life
2. What's happening to the faith?

17. What about those ‘unbelievable stories’ in the Bible

The Bible is unarguably an incredible book. It is the best-selling, most quoted, most published, most circulated, most translated, most influential book in the history of mankind. But how can we know that the Bible isn’t just an ancient book of fiction, folklore, or cleverly devised tales invented by deceitful men? Haven’t the contents of the Bible been tampered with down through the centuries?  

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1. Can we trust the Bible?
2. The creation – the Ebla tablets  
3. Dispersal at Babel  
4. Biblical archaeology – Sodom and Gomorrah   

18. Human trafficking

Sadly, there’s no way to give an overview of human trafficking without being overwhelming. It is a big problem, and getting bigger. Still, there is a lot we can do to help, and even just reading this and learning about it is a big step. It sounds like a cliché, but awareness really does make a difference.

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1. Human trafficking a $7b business  
2. What does the Bible teach about human trafficking?
3. Human Trafficking: Statistics and Definitions

19. Pornography

The rapid and unrestrained spread of pornography within society must rank as the most insidious threat against marriage and the family since the sexual revolution of the Sixties. The relative ease with which one can access hard-core sexually explicit images is unprecedented in South Africa’s history.

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1. The spread of pornography   
2. Pornography: Biblical insights
3. Court orders StarSat to stop broadcasting porn  

20. Unbiblical feasts   

Halloween began over 2,000 years ago among the Celts and their pagan priests called the Druids. The Druids are, without question, history’s kings of the occult. Witchcraft, Satanism, paganism and virtually all facets of the occult acquire instruction from the Druids. Halloween owes its morbid birth to the Druids.

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1. Halloween: A covenant with death and hell

21.  Salvation

You may go to church, but perhaps you are still searching. There is an empty place in your heart, and something inside tells you that you’re not really right with God.

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1. How to be born again


 

    
   



 
 
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