Sharing Biblical Truth Newsletter No 25

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SHARING BIBLICAL TRUTH NEWSLETTER NO 25

February 2016

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.   The Genesis flood

Few doctrines in Scripture are as clearly taught as the global nature of the Great Flood in Noah's day. Genesis clearly teaches that "the waters .... increased greatly . . and the mountains were covered" (Genesis 7:18-20). Through the centuries, few Christians questioned this doctrine. The Bible said it, and that was enough - until the late 1700s that is.The claim is often made that the Bible approves of slavery, implicating God as its supporter, since rules governing slavery can be found in the both the Old and New Testament. Since virtually everyone agrees that forced, involuntary servitude is morally wrong, how can Christians justify the Bible's apparent support of slavery?

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1.  Did Noah's Flood cover the Himalayan mountains?
2.  Oceans of water deep beneath the earth?

3.   The narrow road

Jesus (and Paul, Peter and James) writes frequently and with great earnestness, about how loving God in spirit and truth requires obedience and fruit-bearing - not as works, since we are saved solely by his free gift of grace, but as evidence of a sincere love for him – and as evidence of our faith.

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1.  Grace, obedience and salvation:  The narrow road

4.   Uniting all religions

Pope Francis appears to be on a crusade to unite the religions of the world into one. He started fast right out of the blocks and has not slowed down. Since being elected Pope on March 13 2013, he has launched initiatives to reconcile differences between leaders of every major religion, including longstanding rifts between Christian denominations.

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1.  Pope Francis taking unprecedented actions to unite world religions
2.  Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox patriarch Kirill sign declaration on religious unity, discuss conflict in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine
3.  Stunning statistics: "From antichrist to brother in Christ:  How Protestant pastors view the Pope"

5.   Human trafficking

The claim is often made that the Bible approves of slavery, implicating God as its supporter, since rules governing slavery can be found in the both the Old and New Testament. Since virtually everyone agrees that forced, involuntary servitude is morally wrong, how can Christians justify the Bible's apparent support of slavery?

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1.  Does God approve of slavery according to the Bible?
2.  What is a child's life worth?
3.   Recognizing the signs

6.   Parenting

Many kids are actually overpowering their parents. A functional family unit hinges on the one social construct that contemporary society has been working hard to dismantle: hierarchy. “You need a strong alpha presentation to inspire a child to trust you and depend upon you,” says Neufeld of parents. The parent always has to be honoured as the ultimate person,” he continues. “We need to put parents back in the driver’s seat.”

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1.  The collapse of parenting
2.  Do your kids respect you?
3.  10 Things I want my boys to learn about living 

7.   Middle East

This is the single most important question of today. It is much more important than the machinations of the upcoming presidential elections in America, more important than the turmoil embracing the European Union as a result of mass migration, more important even than the impending worldwide economic collapse.

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1.  The spectre of a world war
2.  Syrian civilians killed by 'deliberate' strikes on hospitals, schools
3.  Syrian opposition leader pushes for buffer zone on Golan
4.  Israel and the ISIS threat
5.  Russia asks Israel to continue peace process despite looming war in Syria

8.   Biblical morality

The Bible is clear about the importance of maintaining sexual purity within the boundaries of that union between man and wife. The secular world’s philosophy of “if it feels good, do it” pervades cultures, especially in the West, to the point where sexual purity is seen as archaic and unnecessary.

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1.  Why is sexual purity so important?
2.  What’s wrong with living together before marriage?
3.  What does the Bible say about sex before marriage?

9.   Entertainment

There is tremendous power in art and entertainment to change lives and shape society. Through the mass communication media - newspapers, radio, films, videos and TV - ideas and values are promoted that transform history. The media can be used to inspire great sacrifice and service. It can also influence people to commit terrible acts of cruelty and carnage.

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1.  Minds, morals and movies
2.  The Bible according to Hollywood 2

10.  Medical issues

The term 'living will' has been applied to a written statement made by an individual in good health and in full possession of their faculties, indicating that in the event of severe disablement, senility or unrelievable pain the person did not wish to be kept alive by artificial means or resuscitated in the event of cardio-respiratory arrest.

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1.  Should doctors support the living will?
2.  Are we losing our compassion?

11.   Persecution

Open Doors records show that worldwide there were over 7,000 Christians killed for faith-related reasons in the year – almost 3,000 more than the previous year. Around 2,400 churches were attacked or damaged – over double the number for last year.

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3.  Christians persecuted by Muslims even in the West - "Here we pray only to Allah"

11.  Ancestral worship


Ancestor worship and belief is an extension of a belief in and respect for elders. Followers of traditional African religion believe that ancestors maintain a spiritual connection with their living relatives. [SAHO]

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1.  Ancestor Worship: The Religion of Africa
2.  What does the Bible say about ancestor worship?

12. Charlie Charlie - a dangerous occult game

Exorcists are warning about the dangers of a game known as Charlie Charlie that has gone viral on social media during the past week. Popular among teens and young adults, the game involves summoning a spirit named Charlie — also spelled Charly — to answer a series of yes/no questions

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1.  Exorcists warn Charlie Charlie is dangerous occult game  

14.  Salvation

A unique way of presenting the power of the Gospel

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1.  Falling plates

 
 
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