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"...The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
I Timothy 3:15
E. L. Bynum
From the Plains Baptist Challenger, April 2010
We are living in an age where it is not politically correct to tell anyone that they are wrong. Truthfully there is a difference between right and wrong. Some seem to think that there is the possibility that a wrong answer might be correct. Two plus two is always four. Two plus two will never be three, in spite of the new math that was introduced years ago. I have always believed that the new math was introduced to destroy children’s faith and to destroy their belief in right and wrong.
THIS THINKING IS IN OUR SCHOOLS
There are schools in the USA where teachers are forbidden to use a red pen in grading tests. Some school officials demand that no student be given a failing grade. In some instances the teacher is instructed to write a positive note on a student paper when they made a low failing grade.
Some students are forced to play sports where no score is kept, and this is supposed to make everyone a winner. Both teams are not scored so there is no one a winner, but they all encouraged to feel good. This is atrocious for the children are going to grow up and step out into a competitive world. It is no wonder that there are so many losers in society today. If worst comes to worst, they can all become wards of the state and the achievers can support them through taxation.
THIS THINKING IS IN OUR CHURCHES
Theology has been utterly corrupted by the politically correct crowd that is in control of the Colleges and Seminaries that prepare students for Christian service. Teachers are careful not to question the theories taught by different professors which often conflict with each other. The truth will be vehemently opposed and anyone who stands for it will be branded as a religious fanatic. They have a friendly attitude toward various forms of error, but they are dead set against the truth.
This attitude has been going on for years in once great schools founded by bible believers. From these schools their errors are filtered down into the pulpits through the men they have trained. From the pulpits these errors filter down to the pews and churches are lost in the battle for truth.
MY ATTITUDE ABOUT THIS IS VERY SIMPLE
I refuse to join the politically correct crowd and will continue to refuse their anti-God drivel. When they spout their falsehoods, I will cling to the age-old truths that began with God. Let me give you a few instances where they are wrong and we should have the backbone to stand up and say so.
YOU ARE WRONG IF YOU REJECT THE INFALLIBILITY OF THE BIBLE
It is the magnetic North Pole for our journey through this life. It is the lodestar for our journey to heaven. It shows all we need to know about God in this life. It settles all doctrinal questions and it is the testing place for all religious teaching. “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isaiah 8:20) As our word sinks deeper and deeper into the wisdom of this world, they depart more and more from the truth.
False theories and doctrines are deluding souls into believing the lies of Satan and thus dooming their own souls to an eternity without God and without hope. The Bible has stood the tests of time, the mutilations of man, the denials of the devil, and the ignorance of its friends.
Where are the other books that were written in the days of Moses and in the days of the Old Testament prophets? They have perished in the dust bins of history. Only a few fragments remain to be puzzled over by unbelieving scholars. Why do these ancient writings no longer exist? The reason is that they had no Divine author, and they contain no divine and eternal drivel.
The book of Job is perhaps the oldest book in the Bible, and it gives us truth about the human body, the stars and many other truths that the bumbling minds of man only discovered after 5,000 years. ”He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.” (Psalm 147:4) No man today knows the number of the stars, but God does and He has given name to every one of them. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” (Psalm 19:1)
The Bible reveals facts contained in Ecclesiastes 1:7 that took thousands of years for man to contain. It contains God’s information on hydrology that baffled man for thousands of years because the so-called wise men simply ignored God’s word. “All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.” (Ecclesiastes 1:7) God did the first surgery by putting Adam into a deep sleep, but man spent thousands of years, before they learned to put people to sleep and then do surgery (See Genesis 2:21). Think of all the surgery that was done while the victim suffered, while ignorant men failed to follow Genesis 2:21.
The greatest president (Washington), that our country ever produced was bled to death, while man was ignorant of the fact that the life of the flesh was in the blood, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus 17:11)
For Centuries of time, man was afraid of sailing off the edge of a flat earth. “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth... ” (Isaiah 40:22) So man sailed on through the centuries unaware of what God taught in His word.
We firmly believe that our Bible called the King James Version is God’s infallible word for English-speaking people. All the rest have no settled text or Bible, but continue to be revised and of course contrary to one another.
YOU ARE WRONG IF YOU REJECT THE GENESIS ACCOUNT OF CREATION
In all the annuals of human history perhaps more brain power has been wasted by sinful man trying to find out the origin of the universe, the origin of life, and the origin of man. All of these facts can be found in the first two chapters of the Holy Bible. Of course unbelieving scientists refuse to believe this, so they come up with changing theories that are all based upon the absence of God. Wherever God is absent in man’s thinking, you will see a lot of hog wash that is contained in a deceptive container.
There are thousands of scientists who believe in the Genesis account of Creation and the Genesis flood. These men are not ignorant hicks who graduated from Hickville University located in the state of ignorance. They are graduates of legitimate and prestigious Universities of our land. They were taught largely by men who did not believe the Bible, yet they escaped with their brains intact and a sincere belief in God and profound belief in the absolute truth and integrity of the Bible. Many of these belong to the Creation Research Society or some similar origination.
Of course Bible believing scientists are in the minority. The Devil’s crowd is always in the majority. The minority was right in the days of Noah. They survived and the rest went to hell. The minority was right in the days of Jesus, while the majority crucified the Son of God. The minority was right in the days of the revolutionary war. They may have been in the minority, but look at the blessed effect upon our lives today. Truth is truth regardless of the opinion of the majority.
YOU ARE WRONG IF YOU REJECT THE ONLY WAY OF SALVATION
The pagans believe in their many gods and their many ways of salvation which are all false. Many who claim to be educated, but who contend there is no God and no need for salvation. Multitudes who claim to be Christian are just as blind as the heathen as for as the way of salvation is concerned.
There are those who believe that there are many ways of salvation. Jesus settled that when he said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) There is no use to argue against this verse, for if you do, you will miss the one way to God and the forgiveness of your sin.
It is simple but yet profound what God has revealed in His word. God is holy, but man is a lost sinner. Our holy God in his love, mercy and grace provided a way to escape the consequences of sin. That way was by His sinless Son taking our place and dying, and shedding His blood to cover our sins forever, thus giving us eternal life. It is only through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and in Him alone can anyone be saved.
No one has ever been saved by the keeping of the Law. This means no one in the Old Testament or in the New Testament. The sacrifices of the Old Testament all looked forward to the Lamb of God and His death on the cross. “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10) Read God’s Law and be honest and admit that you have broken many of the commands.
The Golden Rule sounds good, but it has never saved one soul. It would not be humanly to list all of the false ways that blinded man depends upon. I thought that I have heard them all, but someone will spring a new one on me.
Those that depend on church membership, or some relative who may have been a preacher, deacon or a Sunday School teacher are surely deceived and lost. You cannot ride someone’s coat tails into heaven. One of the ways that may have doomed more souls than any other is to believe that they are saved by baptism. Many look back to their infant baptism, while many more depend on their immersion as a youth of adult.
You can be wrong about many things and that will not condemn you. Unless you are right about the way of salvation your soul is doomed for eternity. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24) Make sure of your eternal destiny, because eternity is a long time and there is no second chance.