This was, unfortunately, put on hold after some technical difficulties. We actually recorded it nearly two weeks ago but we’re now able to take it live. This is episode 2 of our podcast; hopefully the future ones will be more timely, God willing.
In Tennessee, the actions of a school to take children and expose them to Islam and Hinduism goes well beyond the concept of “fair and balanced” education and the media wasn’t interested in covering. Had the school taken them to a Christian church… oh would they have have been screaming.
In Syria, we are so focused on either the potential for Biblical prophecy to come true or the plight of the Christians in the country that we may have lost focused on what is really important in this situation.
Then, there’s the Pope. He had a busy September saying the wrong things for the wrong reasons and the right things for the wrong reasons. If only he could pull it together…
Here are notes and scriptures from the show:
Tennessee High School Class Goes to Mosque and Hindu Temple
“Not enough in budget” to go to a Christian Church or Jewish Synagogue
Matthew 24:9-13 – (KJV)
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
World Losing Focus on What Really Matters in Syria
What about the souls of those in Syria as well as those who were forced to leave?
Isaiah 17:1-3 – (KJV)
1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of hosts.
This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Pope
This kinder, gentler Pope is making waves in the news for all the wrong reasons.
John 14:3-6 – (ESV)
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
According to The Independent
Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: “You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience. Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.”
Romans 10:9-11 – (ESV)
9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”
Acts 4:12 – (ESV)
And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
Romans 1:15-17 – (ESV)
15 So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Isaiah 17:9-11 – (ESV)
9 In that day their strong cities will be like the deserted places of the wooded heights and the hilltops, which they deserted because of the children of Israel, and there will be desolation.
10 For you have forgotten the God of your salvation and have not remembered the Rock of your refuge;
therefore, though you plant pleasant plants and sow the vine-branch of a stranger,
11 though you make them grow on the day that you plant them, and make them blossom in the morning that you sow, yet the harvest will flee away in a day of grief and incurable pain.
- The fight against Christianity will not be covered in the news.
- Pray that Syrians will come to the Lord.
- Don’t listen to the Pope even when he’s saying good things.