Monday, September 7, 2009

I was not wrong about Bible study.

Tom's Journal.

At least we both made it to a church near us -- Union Grove Baptist Church, this Sunday morning and it was nice, comfortable and the sermon was good and clear.... 'King's English' ... LOL. The good pastor said at the door to me, "You're back !" It is only my personal opinion, but many times the smaller churches seem more friendly and happy to see you. I am glad that my wife could slowly climb the many steps to the church-- but NEXT TIME we will have her use her own power chair with the special 'disabled' ramp and side door.

On a somber note, Sharon's champion fancy show cat that she bred and raised 13 years ago is dying and it's only a matter of time, days or hours before "Cuddles" the cat expires. I know what it is to lose a pet too. Our dog, "Deuce" the Rotty 'knows what is going on in the house also-- and the two animals are buddies/ friends. Sharon knows a lot about animals and medicine, and she says the cat either had a stroke or heart attack. I will put the poor creature down and bury it if Sharon so wishes. Both of our animals are certified "Service Animals" -- trained, and able to save human life, guard and protect their masters. They can 'sense' if we are not breathing right while we are sleeping and will instantly wake us up. We both use oxygen and CPAP machines to help us breath better when we sleep at night, etc.

I am happy with my repair on the Ram 4 by 4, and also doing some Autumn painting before cold weather comes to Wisconsin. I enjoy painting as it has a calming, therapeutic effect on me, and so does my home carpentry and woodworking/ carving. We are picking our organic garden produce every day-- and loving it. I just love tomatoes salad with Wishbone Italian dressing on it ! Sharon has canned a dozen jars of tomatoes too. We gave a few to my Mom the other day so we all felt good.
Have a nice day.

Tom and Sharon

A New Survey Reveals that Less than 10 Percent of All Born Again Christians Look at the World with a Biblical Perspective

Posted: 07 Sep 2009 01:59 PM PDT
Jimmy DeYoung. By Jimmy DeYoung

George Barna, a pollster with an independent marketing research company, found in a recent survey that only 4% of the overall population of America and 9% of born-again Christians have a biblical world view, suggesting that many of the nation's moral and spiritual challenges are directly attributable to this fact.

For the purposes of the research, a biblical world view was defined as believing that absolute moral truth exists, that such truth is defined by the Bible, and that the Bible is accurate in all of its teachings.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A biblical world view based upon understanding Bible prophecy is essential for an understanding of the times we live in today.

Let's look at the provision in scripture for a biblical world view. All scripture is God breathed. That means it's inspired and is profitable for doctrine, for correction, and instruction in righteousness, that's II Timothy 3:16. God gave the scriptures to the Jew to preserve and communicate to mankind, Romans 3:1-2. And thus, we have His written Word for us today. Our blessings and understanding comes from God's provision of His heart, His mind, His thoughts in written form, the Bible.

Now, let's look at the priority for studying a biblical world view. The Apostle Paul wrote that we must study the Word of God, a workman that need not be ashamed, relying on God's Word for all of life's questions. We must rightly divide the Word of truth, the Bible, to ascertain its true meaning. These two principles, study and rightly dividing the Word of God, are instruction for the End Times and they come from Paul's exhortation to young Timothy found in II Timothy 2:15.

Finally, let's look at the prophetic scenario of a biblical world view. A study of Bible prophecy reveals the scenario for the Last Days with a seven year period of judgment in our world followed by the return of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, to establish His Kingdom here on earth. However, preceding that seven years of judgment, those who are true born again Christians will be taken out of this world to be with Jesus Christ, that's the Rapture.

Allowing the Bible to form our world view prepares us for these future events and gives us evidence as to how close they may be.

Related Links
Three Million Adult Americans with Christian Worldview -
The Christian Worldview program - Summit Ministries (Radio)
Israel Under Fire: The Prophetic Chain of Events That Threatens the Middle East - Jimmy DeYoung/John Ankerberg (Book)