EDGE BAPTIST CHURCH NEWSLETTER
From the Pastor's Desk:
Edge Baptist Vacation Bible School has finished, but the public schools are starting their new academic years this month. Learning is something that is not just for children. Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:7,"Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." This verse speaks of some women who were never able to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus the Christ. Sadly, men are just as capable of such behavior, both in the Apostle Paul's day and currently. These folks are swayed by impulses and have minds that are easily changeable and have a tendency to accept new ideas offered by society(or what is politically correct) instead of holding fast to the biblical wisdom that results in salvation. Tragically, there is a tidal wave of this kind of thinking that is sweeping across our culture today.
Paul goes on to name two men in verse 8 of this passage, Jannes and Jambres. These two fellows are described as possessing corrupt minds that led them to accept foolish teaching and thereby reject the only truth that leads to faith in the Saving Work of Christ at Calvary. It is tragic that there are millions today who will follow teaching, as offered by so many "so called" preachers on television, and miss the Glory of Heaven by so doing.
Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:14, "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive." There are thousands of denominations around the world but there is only one way to heaven. Some believe that whatever you believe is all right as long as you are sincere in that belief. As I have said on many occasions, you can be sincere in your faith, BUT, you can be sincerely WRONG! You are entitled to your own opinion, BUT, you are not entitled to your own truth!
Jesus declared in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. "Neighbor, you can believe that declaration or reject it. If you deny that statement, then you do so at your own peril ! In the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus the Christ lies the very fabric of the singular truth that makes Heaven a reality for you and for me. God has made us creatures of free choice and you can choose and believe what you want. Please don't place yourself in the camp of those who are so foolish, that they follow a god of their own imagination instead of believing and following the God of the Bible! Make sure that you are rooted and grounded in the One who shed His Precious Blood for you, was buried, and rose again the third day, according to the scriptures. Don't believe a myth or a fairy tale or cling to false teaching that results in not rightly dividing the Word of Truth! Think about it! Pray about it! Do it! I'm excited!
In His Service,