Heaven Is Our Destination Where We Will Be ONE With The Lord Forever

Today, we are in The Season Of The Last Generation. The Birth Pains that Christ Jesus spoke about are currently under way, including natural and unnatural disasters. They will be ever increasing. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Social, economic and political turmoil will be ever increasing, causing people's hearts to be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life. An apostasy within the Church of God is currently under way. This will all reach a climax with Satan revealing his Antichrist and requiring that everyone worship him; That every one receive his "mark" in order to buy or sell; The new currency of the New World Order, the New Tower of Babel.

Today, it is critical that those who have a heart for God are aware of what God is doing and speaking today. God is opening up His Word like never before in preparation for The Time Of The END. I exhort you to open up your heart and your eyes to see what He is doing and your ears to hear what God is speaking at this time. My prayer is that we will be able to stand before the Son of Man at His appearing, without fault and with great joy. I encourage you to read David Wilkerson's book, America's Last Call at davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com. Also, Google, Tommy Hicks Prophecy, 1961 for a view of the End Times.

Tom's books include: Called By Christ To Be ONE, The Time Of The END, The Season Of The Last Generation, Worship God In Spirit And In Truth, Daniel And The Time Of The END, and Overcoming The Evil One. They are available at amazon.com. They can also be read without cost by clicking on link: Toms Books.

Other publications by Tom at the same link include: You Are Unique In Christ, Demonic Activity Increasing, America: A Nation Of Cowards, LIFE: Knowing The Voice Of God, The Earth Full Of Violence: Christ's Sign, Reality: The Realm Of The Spirit, What Is Detestable To God, America At The Crossroads, Many Are Invited but Few Are Chosen, Christian Beware, The Antichrist of Scripture, The Marks Of A Christian, The Apostasy/Rebellion, Satan's Scheme, The Anointing, The Good News, The Water of LIFE, The World Against Christ, The Commands Of Christ, America's New Civil War, America Is Cursed Because Of Its Abortion Murder, America Unprotected, America's Irreconcilable Differences, Evil Begets Evil, America's War Against Christ, America Is Babylon and IN Christ: There Are No Limitations.

To receive Christ Jesus as a child by faith is the highest human achievement.

Today, the Bride Of Christ is rising up in every nation in the world! Giving Glory to Her Savior and King, Christ Jesus!
Today, the world is Raging against God, Rushing toward Oblivion! Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation!
Today, America is being ground to powder because of it's SIN against God!

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Monday, May 29, 2017

MANY PROFESSING CHRISTIANS ARE BIBLICALLY ILLITERATE

Biblical illiteracy is a problem in many churches today. However, the problem can be addressed. It would take the combined efforts of pastors, parents, Sunday school teachers and others to help more people, especially the youth, know more about the Bible. Here are five recommendations on how the church can fight biblical illiteracy.

Many Professing Christians Know Little of the Bible—Here Are Five Ways Churches Can Address Biblical Illiteracy

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A study released early this year revealed that while 70 percent of Americans claim to be Christian, only 10 percent of Americans hold a biblical worldview as reflected in their lifestyle, indicating the extent of biblical illiteracy in the church today.
The study, conducted by the American Culture and Faith Institute, also found that 46 percent of adults of the general public claim to have a biblical worldview but their behavior and lifestyle do not reflect such worldview.
Many people who profess to be Christians know little about what the Bible teaches. Their worldview is influenced by principles and beliefs that do not agree with what the Bible says.
According to George Barna of the Barna Group, it is important to know how many Christians actually hold a biblical worldview because "peoples' behavior is driven by their beliefs—we do what we believe."
Our beliefs dictate our actions and decisions.
"Everyone has a worldview. The critical question is which one people have embraced," Barna said. "If we want to transform our culture then we will need to change the choices people make that produce that culture. And in order to change those choices we must identify the beliefs that led to those choices."
Biblical illiteracy is a problem in many churches today. Answers in Genesis researcher Avery Foley wrote in a blog that biblical illiteracy has become an "epidemic" in the American church.
However, the problem can be addressed. It would take the combined efforts of pastors, parents, Sunday school teachers and others to help more people, especially the youth, know more about the Bible.
Foley gives five recommendations on how churches can fight biblical illiteracy.
First, never assume that people in church already know the gospel and other basic spiritual foundations—even if they grew up in church and have attended the services all their lives.
The research mentioned above is evidence that not all professing Christians have a sound grasp of the gospel and Bible truth. It is important to incorporate the gospel in the sermons and Sunday school lessons.
"Many professing Christians don't even understand the basics of the gospel message, let alone other doctrines," Foley wrote. "Weave the gospel into your sermons or teaching moments."
Second, teach the entire gospel. Many people tend to focus on just one aspect of the gospel, such as Jesus' death on the cross. The whole gospel must be preached.
"Teach the whole gospel from beginning to end—including the bad news about our sin nature that begins in Genesis," Foley said.
Third, don't introduce biblical accounts as "Bible stories." Doing so gives people the impression that the accounts recorded in the Bible are not historical but are merely stories that are either not true or not to be believed completely. It also waters down the Bible's authority.
"Teach the accounts in Scripture as real history, just as the Bible itself does. And help people to understand how these accounts teach us theology and doctrine," she said. "They don't just teach us to be brave like David or forgiving like Joseph-they teach us things about God and his plan throughout history."
Fourth, teach the entire Bible, both the New Testament and the Old Testament. Sometimes people like to dwell on the New Testament because it is easier to understand compared to the complicated records about the law, feasts and sacrifice in the Old Testament.
However, the Old Testament gives "foundational concepts to the New Testament teachings about Christ and what he did for us. The Old Testament is part of our Bible for a very good reason, and we need to teach it," according to Foley.
Finally, encourage church members to ask questions to encourage them to learn more.
"Christianity is a reasoned faith with answers to the skeptical questions of our day," Foley said. "Encourage your young people to ask questions. If you don't know the answer, tell them that and promise to follow up—and then do! You'll both learn something!"
http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/70698/20170529/many-professing-christians-know-little-biblehere-five-ways-churches-address.htm