Two worldviews

Biblical truth versus the World.

The world lies under Satan (I John 5:19) it is the whole system of godless humanism, communism and liberal left wing thinking that is opposed to Christ and the gospel. Increasingly it is making inroads into established churches who apostatize and become synagogues of Satan.

This is the ANTITHESIS.

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Reformed/Biblical worldview The world’s worldview
God is sovereign/Calvinism Man is sovereign/Arminianism
God rules providence Deism, the world runs itself
God created all things Evolution is the cause
God created family Dispense with family-live in sin, single parents, divorce, porn, perversions including homosexuality
God made male and female Transgenderism
God says life is sacred, thou shalt not kill Rampant abortion- the murder of unborn children

 

The world’s system is set to takeover ultimately under Antichrist when the Christian church will be a beleaguered remnant UNTIL Christ the true King and Lord returns to bring in everlasting justice and righteousness.

Thanks to Rev. Angus Stewart for basic idea for this.

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Book Alert: “Handle with Care!” – Dr. J. Kennedy

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Handle-with-care-kennedyA few months ago I was made aware of a new book produced by Dr. Julian Kennedy and today I want to notify you of it and encourage you to make use of it – especially our young people and parents of young people.

The book is Handle with Care! A Biblical and Reformed Guide to Sexuality for Young People(Wipf & Stock, 2017; paper & epub, 114 pp.).

You will find this summary of the book at the publisher’s site:

God’s good gift of sexuality has been corrupted since the fall of man into sin so that man in his depravity is not able to use it for God’s glory and for his own good. Sex between unmarried (fornication), adultery, including divorce and remarriage, and homosexuality are accepted as normal in modern society and young people, even Christian young people, are being influenced by this Satanic lie that “if…

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Pattern for Marriage

 

These messages in the Reformed Witness Hour will challenge  you in your marriage:

Husbands love your wives.

Marriage is to reflect God’s covenant of grace.

Two sinners saved by grace, bound for life are to exhibit daily grace.

Forbearing and forgiving.

Christ sanctifies us and uses marriage to sanctify us.

Aim to know Christ and be like Christ in marriage.

Die to self, lead, listen, comfort, counsel, care, practically serve in kind, thoughtful behaviour.

Make her feel treasured.

Goal of transforming her into the image of Christ.

and…

Laying down your life in love for your wife will transform her.

This is beautiful! (Communion with God 19)

What does the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ mean to us his people?

Owen states rightly it’s about a marriage! “He is married to us, and we to him; we fellowship with him as to his personal excellencies. This the spouse expresseth, Song of Solomon 2:16, “My Beloved is mine, and I am his;” — “He is mine, I possess him, I have interest in him, as my head and my husband; and I am his, possessed of him, owned by him, given up unto him: and that as to my Beloved in a conjugal relation.” Isa. 54:5, “Thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.” This the reason why the church shall not be ashamed nor confounded, in the midst of her troubles and trials, — she is married unto her Maker, and her Redeemer is her husband. And Isaiah, chap. 61:10, setting out the mutual glory of Christ and his church in their walking together, he saith it is “as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with jewels.” Such is their condition, because such is their relation; which he also farther expresseth, chap. 62:5, “As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.” As it is with such persons in the day of their espousals, in the day of the gladness of their hearts, so is it with Christ and his saints in this relation. To this purpose we have his faithful engagement, Hos. 2:19, 20, “I will,” saith he, “betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgement, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness.” And it is the main design of the ministry of the gospel, to prevail with men to give up themselves unto the Lord Christ, as he reveals his kindness in this engagement. Hence Paul tells the Corinthians, 2 Cor. 11:2, that he had “espoused them unto one husband, that he might present them as a chaste virgin unto Christ.” This he had prevailed upon them for, by the preaching of the gospel, that they should give up themselves as a virgin, unto him who had betrothed them to himself as a husband. And this is a relation wherein the Lord Jesus is exceedingly delighted, and inviteth others to behold him in this his glory, S of S 3:11, “Go forth,” saith he, “O ye daughters of Jerusalem, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.” He calls forth the daughters of Jerusalem (all sorts of professors) to consider him in the condition of betrothing and espousing his church unto himself. Moreover, he tells them that they shall find on him two things eminently upon this account:—

  1. Honour. It is the day of his coronation, and his spouse is the crown wherewith he is crowned. For as Christ is a diadem of beauty and a crown of glory unto Zion, Isa. 28: 5; so Zion also is a diadem and a crown unto him, Isa. 52:3. Christ makes this relation with his saints to be his glory and his honour.

2. Delight. The day of his espousals, of taking poor sinful souls into his bosom, is the day of the gladness of his heart. John was but the friend of the Bridegroom, that stood and heard his voice, when he was taking his bride unto himself; and he rejoiced greatly, John 3:29: how much more, then, must be the joy and gladness of the Bridegroom himself! even that which is expressed, Zeph.3:17, “he rejoiceth with joy, he joys with singing.”It is the gladness of the heart of Christ, the joy of his soul, to take poor sinners into this relation with himself. He rejoiced in the thoughts of it from eternity, Prov.8:31; and always expresseth the greatest willingness to undergo the hard task of her redemption.”

John Owen

Amazing knowledge of Scripture this man had!

Marriage the mystery

 

“Christ belongs to His church. He was chosen from eternity to be the Head of His church. At no time is Christ viewed by God apart from His church. He was sent as her Redeemer and Lord. Neither is the church at any time without her husband. She is His. She is His body, of His flesh and blood. There is an intimate bond of union between Christ and His bride. It is this bond that is reflected in the marriage of a man and his wife. In fact, this becomes one of the motivating factors that causes a godly man to seek out his wife in all things. Just as the church is so very dependent on Christ, so also the wife, when tied together with her husband, is so very dependent on him. They joy in each other. They dwell with each other. They are friends with each other.” Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma on Reformed Witness Hour (3863)

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Sin, a despising of God and folly.

Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife.” (II Samuel 12:10)

All sin is a despising of God!

Nathan confronts King David.

Despise means feel contempt or a deep repugnance for.
NATHAN PROPHESIED FAMILY TROUBLE AND IT STARTS…….
“And she answered him (Amnon), Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.” (II Samuel 13:12)