Obedience to God

Promoting Obedience to God and the Preeminence of Jesus Christ as Revealed in the Holy Bible

Promoting Obedience to God and the Preeminence of Jesus Christ as Revealed in the Holy Bible

Introduction

Jesus never said it would be easy. In fact, He said it would be difficult. In John 15:20, Jesus says, “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.” Furthermore, 2nd Timothy 3:12-13 says, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Doesn’t this last verse ring true, considering the present state of the world Matters have gotten worse, and Christians are persecuted more than ever before for proclaiming the Good News and upholding God’s law. We truly live in a world of darkness, where enemies conspire against us for following God. Jesus knew this would happen, as he said, “They hated me without reason” (John 15:25).

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The Dark Side of Technology Withdrawal

The Dark Side of Technology Withdrawal

Brad Huddleston

I can’t tell you how many times, after giving a talk, a parent has come up to me and said something like, “You just described my child to a tee.”

The only thing I do is give a list of the general symptoms of digital addiction with explanations. Here’s the list:

  • anger
  • aggression
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • irritability
  • attention deficits
  • emotional numbness

         There are more, but in my experience, these are the most common. I convey to my audiences that most of us experience at least some of these symptoms simply because of our daily stresses. What I’m talking about is an exacerbation of these symptoms brought on by addiction. Read More


Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance

Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance

Everything is permissible for me, but not all things are beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything [and brought under its power, allowing it to control me]. 1 Corinthians 6:12 (AMP)

Brad Huddleston

The shocking headline from the Oct. 7, 2019 edition of USA Today reads, Epic Games sued for not warning parents Fortnight is allegedly as addictive as cocaine.

The court case came as no surprise to me. After all, I’m the author of the book and video, Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance. I’ve been beating this drum for years. Audiences all over the world watch and listen to my presentations with great intensity. However, being heard, I discovered early on is quite another matter. Read More


EMERGENCY Alert: SOGI Bills Will Destroy Churches and Religious Schools!

EMERGENCY Alert: SOGI Bills Will Destroy Churches and Religious Schools!

Dear Christian, it is the Christian's duty to defend the Word of God and the Church when directly attacked, not to act is to be disobedient.  We will be judged for both our actions and our inaction at the Bema Seat of Christ.

from the Family Foundation

I wish I had better news for you on Valentine’s Day of all days, and that the title of this email was an exaggeration, but we really have found ourselves in a dire and urgent situation in Virginia, and we MUST act now to save Christian churches, schools, and non-profit ministries from the destruction the new Democrat majority is plotting for them.

HB 1663 (D-Sickles) and its Senate version SB 868 (D-Ebbin) place far-reaching special protections for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (SOGI) into virtually every part of our law, and EVERY TIME it creates a direct conflict with people of faith (typically Christians) who hold to a Biblical and historical view of marriage, sexuality, and human nature – including churches, private schools, and non-profit ministries.

These bills virtually guarantee that churches, private religious schools and non-profit ministries, and Christian-led businesses who will not abandon God’s Word and His design for male and female will be targeted, sued, fined, bankrupted, and ultimately shut down.  (Read some of the ways below.)

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Where Do Christians Go When They Die

Where Do Christians Go When They Die

 

Lamb & Lion Ministries

Dr. Reagan: We are going to focus on questions people sent in to our ministry about Eternity, or to put it another way, questions about Heaven and Hell. The first question deals with when a person dies, whether he or she immediately goes to Heaven or Hell, or spiritually sleeps in the grave until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Their childhood preacher taught them about a concept called Soul Sleep.

Tim Moore: There are some who have become misled when it comes to the concept of Soul Sleep. This concept teaches that our souls are buried with our bodies and we just hang out in some kind of limbo until Jesus returns to resurrect our bodies. But, the Apostle Paul was very clear, and he told us a couple of different times, such as in 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 where he states, "Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight, we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord." Paul also revealed in Philippians 1:21, "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." And, again in verse 23, "But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better." Paul said he knew that when he departed his body he would be with Christ. Read More


What Does the Bible Say About Pandemic Diseases and Sicknesses

What Does the Bible Say About Pandemic Diseases and Sicknesses

From GOT QUESTIONS

Question: "What does the Bible say about pandemic diseases/sicknesses"

Answer:
Various outbreaks of pandemic diseases, such as Ebola or the coronavirus, have prompted many to ask why God allows—or even causes—pandemic diseases and whether such illnesses are a sign of the end times. The Bible, particularly the Old Testament, describes numerous occasions when God brought plagues and diseases on His people and on His enemies “to make you see my power” (Exodus 9:14, 16). He used plagues on Egypt to force Pharaoh to free the Israelites from bondage, while sparing His people from being affected by them (Exodus 12:13; 15:26), thus indicating His sovereign control over diseases and other afflictions. Read More


Merry Christmas from the Moon

Merry Christmas from the Moon

The Virginia Christian Alliance thanks all of our readers this year for their support and we continue our efforts to focus on the values that matter to Christians most.  From the Sanctity of Life to the culture wars that rage around us.  But there is no higher calling than that of the commission given to us in Matthew 28:18-20,

18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen Read More


The Rising Tide of LGBTQ Protests and Civil Terrorism

The Rising Tide of LGBTQ Protests and Civil Terrorism

Joe Rogowski | Reprint by permission from Minding The Times

In our present-day culture, daily reports of aggressive, militant, and violent action of groups or individuals, driven by an oppressive hostility and political correctness against our civil institutions, social order, people of faith, holders of opposing political views, and even ordinary schoolchildren, grow in such numbers, frequency, and cruelty that they can only be characterized as “civil terrorism.” Read More


Pastors & Ministry Leaders Summit | Thursday, November 14, 2019, Richmond, VA

Pastors & Ministry Leaders Summit | Thursday, November 14, 2019, Richmond, VA

“To give children a good education in manners, arts and science, is important;
to give them a religious education is indispensable
and an immense responsibility rests on parents and guardians who neglect these duties.“
—Noah Webster, American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828

A Biblical Worldview Plan for Rescuing Our Children & Nation

Virginia Watchmen Council, America's Black Robe Regiment, The Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE) at

Thursday, November 14, 2019
 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
The Virginia Christian Alliance
8659 Staples Mill Road,
Henrico, Virginia 23228
REGISTER HERE

We will be discussing a practical strategy for churches to assist parents in equipping their children with a Biblical Worldview, thus rescuing them from the lies that pervade education today, and preparing them to lead in their own generation.

This Summit will address the following questions:

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Joy of Believing from Days of Praise Daily Podcasts

Joy of Believing from Days of Praise Daily Podcasts

Days of Praise Daily Podcasts devotion is one of the best and highly recommended. Created by the Institute of Creation Research, which supports and provides the research that supports the Biblical account of creation, a young earth and has resources like their DVD series on creation.

Free Subscription for monthly Acts and Facts Magazine and Day of Praise booklet: Check it out.  or https://www.icr.org/subscriptions

Todays Devotion:

JOY ON BELIEVING 

“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” (1 Peter 1:8)

https://www.icr.org/article/11454

After His resurrection, the Lord acknowledged the legitimate need for evidence of such a mighty miracle, honoring the request of Thomas to see for himself that He had, indeed, returned from the grave. Nevertheless, Thomas could and should have believed the evidence from the other disciples when they testified of the empty tomb and the previous appearances of Christ. Consequently, the Lord Jesus gave a mild but loving rebuke to His doubting disciple. “Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” (John 20:29). Read More


Heavenly Rewards are Real: Are You Living in Light of Eternity?

Heavenly Rewards are Real: Are You Living in Light of Eternity?

Are You Living in Light of Eternity

See interview by Jan Markel with Dr. Mark Hitchcock below


It’s difficult to imagine eternal life. But when you’ve got only one life and you know there is coming a day when you will stand before God, it’s important to consider whether you’re living each day like your life depends on it.
 
If you’re a Christian, the good news is God’s judgment isn’t about determining your salvation—it’s about rewarding your faithfulness. Salvation cannot be earned—it’s already yours.
 
In Heavenly Rewards you will uncover fascinating truths about how the life you live today determines your life in eternity. You will…

  • learn tangible ways you can please the Lord in your everyday living
  • discover that your labor and sacrifices are never in vain—God is a faithful rewarder
  • see the benefits of living faithfully and enduring through even the most difficult times

Yes, your faithfulness will be rewarded. God knows the smallest details of your days, and He wants to acknowledge your every act you’ve done for Him.
 
Living well with an eternal perspective really can change your life—for good.

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