Daily Devotional, Year 4, September 11 (The Straw Man Ploy, Part 9: “Imagine There’s No Heaven!”)

By admin On April 16th, 2022

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – September 2

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The Straw-Man!

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Part 9:

“Imagine There’s No Heaven!”

To read Part 1, go here…March 5th (The Straw-Man, Part 1)

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The New York Times, on this “Good Friday” morning, had an editorial opinion piece calling for the elimination of God from society, since, as the editor put it, “Religion is responsible for so many wars, so much hate, so much resistance to society’s desire to live any old way we want to live!”

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But truth-be-told, this writer is actually correct, to a certain degree! Yes, God is responsible for so many wars, as well as so much resistance to mankind’s desire to “live any old way we want to live”.

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Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

Matthew 10:34

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Listen to the very words of Jesus…Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34

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Yes, indeed, God has declared war on this selfish world! And by sending His only begotten Son into the world, to give His life on the Cross, God began a massive campaign to destroy this satanic-antichrist-world-system.

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And yet, it was not God who has been bloodying the world. No, just the opposite! It has been the “god of this world” who has been busily working through fallen, sinful humans to do his dirty work, quite often in the name of God, and under the guise of Christianity, howbeit, a false, counterfeit Christianity!

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After all, what better way could there be to trash the name of Jesus than to pretend to come in the name of Jesus, performing evil deeds, causing mankind to despise that glorious name!

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This of course is what is known as “The Straw Man Ploy”. Yes, it is no less than the Prince of Darkness who “now works in the children of disobedience”, inspiring them to commit a myriad of heinous acts of evil in God’s holy name! Ephesians 2:2, 3

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And thus, Satan gives secularists all the necessary “ammunition” to foolishly charge God with causing all the mayhem and madness we see in the world! And so, this “Straw Man” of counterfeit Christianity accomplishes its designated purpose to defeat Heaven’s unselfish love!

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But even though these humanists feel morally superior to the Christian community, they will have no excuse on Judgment Day as they stand before the divine Judge of the universe, to give account for their condemning accusations against the Lamb of God and His fellow sheep! Because, besides what has been revealed in the Bible concerning God’s flawless character, has also been clearly seen in God’s marvelous Creation! And though these critics might make plausible accusations against erring men, they could not successfully accuse the One who stretched out His hands on the Cross, making Himself the atoning sacrifice for sin and sinners! And so, they will be without excuse on that Day!

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And yet, the very Good News is that this is still the day of salvation! And all those who realize their need of soul-saving redemption, may fall down at the foot of the Cross, and confess that they, not God, shared in the responsibility for the wars and hate and sickness, and heartaches which have plagued mankind for much too long!

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Listen to Scripture…

It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness…

…For the Lord will not cast off for ever:

But though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

To crush under His feet all the prisoners of the earth

…Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.

Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.”

Lamentation 3:22, 23, 31-34, 39-41

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Here is a dramatic testimony concerning God’s patience with mankind, the very same ones who spit in God’s face on a daily basis, and write “hit pieces”, condemning God, when in truth, it is they themselves who are the guilty ones!

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TO READ PART 10, CLICK HERE…

September 3 (The Straw-Man! Part 10: “Radio’s Straw-Man Warriors”)

Straw man (or lady) – Wikipedia – Share-alike or GNU Free Documentation License

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to escape from this deadly deception by that Master-Deceiver, Satan! Let me not be a proud finger-pointer. But rather humble me and take away my foolish presumptuous pride…

Woman Praying – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Fleeing to the Mountains: The Abomination in the Church, Part 1” or you can also read… November 21st . . . . THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CULT!

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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THE END

 

.Orion Constellation at Eagle Ridge

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

 

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN CONSTELLATION

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WOMAN ROTATES THROUGH THE SEASONS…

star-chart ursa major summerr

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This page is about the Big Dipper, also called the Great Bear constellation (Ursa Major ). However, the ancient pagan cultures did not see this constellation as God intended it to be seen. It is actually a headless woman in childbirth.  This is seen in springtime. It is seen in the northern skies. 

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star-chart ursa major

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But as the seasons progress, this travailing woman flips upside down, now appearing as a woman with upraised arms like eagle wings who is running (eventually flying, as shown in sketch on right) into the wilderness (westward). The single star representing her birth-child (Christ) now becomes her head (“Christ is the head of the church.” Ephesians 5:23

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The 7 Stars (Big Dipper) is easy to see with its very bright 7 stars. But the Revelation 12 Woman (Ursa Major) must be seen on a dark starry night, away from city lights. 

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These are star charts from Wikipedia, with sketches of the Woman added.

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Woman of Revelation 12 (Flees to the Wilderness)”

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TOMORROW:

September 3 (The Straw-Man! Part 10: “Radio’s Straw-Man Warriors”)

Straw man (or lady) – Wikipedia – Share-alike or GNU Free Documentation License

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20+ MINUTE AUDIO JEREMIAH STUDY

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ALL ‘NOBLE BEREANS’ (open-minded seekers of Bible truth) ARE ENCOURAGED TO BEGIN FOLLOWING THIS 650+ AUDIO BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JEREMIAH EACH DAY ON THIS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. 

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THIS IS STUDY #619 PRESENTED BY THE LATE HAROLD CAMPING…

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Prophet Jeremiah – www.christianimagesource.com – Public Domain

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