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    Fringe Radio Network
    Perception in the Mind (Part 2) - The Oddcast Feat. The Odd Man Out

    Fringe Radio Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 65:02


    Welcome to the second in my series on Mormonism. This time we look into the influence of Freemasonry on Joseph Smith, his writings, & the Endowment ceremonies for the priesthoods. This is a much richer history than I first imagined, & I hope you find it as fascinating as I have. This rabbit hole just keeps going, & going. Thank you for your patience, & continued support. I had to do a lot of reading for this one, but I felt it was worth it to bring out as many facts as possible. It's such an amazing part of American history that doesn't get a lot of attention. If Smith had kept going, who knows how influential the Mormons would be? They basically own a whole state as it is! Now, it is time to get down the Mormon/Mason rabbit hole, far beyond the mainstream! Cheers, & Blessings

    Viewpoint on Mormonism
    Micah Wilder Passport to Heaven Part 4

    Viewpoint on Mormonism

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 14:00


    Micah Wilder joined Bill and Eric for a week of shows on Micah's 2021 book with Harvest House titled Passport to Heaven.

    One Minute Scripture Study
    843: Finding tender mercies, Psalms 1-2; 8; 19-33; 40; 46

    One Minute Scripture Study

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 3:01


    What makes a good story? Extremes, of course! But when it comes to our relationship with God, we can't wait for just the extremes to grow our testimony. Listen today as we reflect on Psalms 40:11.    Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   Get your free copy of the simplified Old Testament outline here: https://kristenwalkersmith.com/oldtestamentsimplified/   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS

    The Jimmy Rex Show
    #359 - Rosemary Card - Model, Author & Entrepreneur Talks About Being A Feminist Inside The LDS Church

    The Jimmy Rex Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 49:31


    Rosemary Card is the CEO and founder of Q.NOOR, a clothing company that specializes in temple dresses as well as Card Wear Clothing. In addition to her entrepreneurial ventures, she is also an author and model. For over a decade, Rosie has been speaking to groups of women of all ages about her experiences as an international high-fashion runway and print model. Rosemary is a vocal advocate of women's rights and often challenges the status quo as her viewpoints are frequently contrary to the norm for members of the LDS church

    Viewpoint on Mormonism
    Micah Wilder Passport to Heaven Part 3

    Viewpoint on Mormonism

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 14:00


    Micah Wilder joined Bill and Eric for a week of shows on Micah's 2021 book with Harvest House titled Passport to Heaven.

    Conspiracy Clearinghouse
    Accidental Tourists: Interdimensional Travellers

    Conspiracy Clearinghouse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 45:51


    EPISODE 64 | Accidental Tourists: Interdimensional Travellers Sometimes the fabric of our world thins out, and people slip through - either from another dimension or into one. So some people think, while others claim it happened to them. Come along on a trip through different times and places, visiting 12th century England, 19th century Germany, Spain, Japan, Mormon mythology and, of course, the United States, including Ong's Hat, New Jersey - site of the very first internet conspiracy theory. Like what we do? Then buy us a beer or three via our page on Buy Me a Coffee. #ConspiracyClearinghouse #sharingiscaring #donations #support #buymeacoffee You can also SUBSCRIBE to this podcast. Review us here or on IMDb! SECTIONS 01:42 - It's Not Easy Being Green - The Green Children of Woolpit 05:57 - There is No Map, and a Compass Wouldn't Help at All - Jophar Vorin from Laxaria 09:33 - The Man from Taured & John Zegrus from Negus-Habessian 16:16 - I Wanna be Your Boyfriend - Breaking up is hard to do for Lerina Garcia Gordo 20:43 - Baby, You Can Drive My Car - The "Gadianton" Canyon Incident 25:23 - Pedro Oliva Ramirez tries to get to Alcalá de Guadaír 27:01 - Carol Chase McElheney visits a Bedford Falls version of Riverside 31:03 - "James Richards" mixes Everyday Chemistry 32:13 - You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joseph Matheny, Ong's Hat and Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) 43:51 - Travelling in other dimensions Music by Fanette Ronjat NOTE: I use a less common pronunciation of the word "Scythians" because a) I felt like it and b) it links that word with "Sakaria" better for a listening audience. More Info: Related videos on our YouTube channel 10 Creepy Tales Of Interdimensional Travel on Listverse Bizarre Tales of Real Inter-Dimensional Travelers on Mysterious Universe 5 Visitors from 'Parallel Worlds' on Coast to Coast The Green Children of Woolpit on Brian Haughton's blog Skeptoid pocast episode on The Green Children of Woolpit Kaspar Hauser -The Boy, The Syndrome (The World Is Weird 5) episode 33 Jophar Vorin — 19th Century Man of Mystery Jophar Vorin  on Mysteries Unsolved Jophar Vorin entry on Obscurban Legends Wiki Taured. Laxaria. Lizbia. on The Ultimate Secrets blog Conspiracy Theory About 'Man From Non-Existent Country' Has Been Explained After Years The Mystery of the Man from Taured on Snopes A man who arrived in Japan with a fake passport did not mysteriously vanish on Full Fact Time Or Dimensional Slips on the Charles Fort Institute forums Do Doors to Interdimensional Travel Exist? The Mandela Effect & Memory (Because Reasons 6) episode 52 The Mysterious Case of Lerina Garcia Gordo: Woman From a Parallel Universe on Anomalien Lerina Gordo article on Ghost Theory Gadianton Canyon article on The Unexplained Mysteries Gadianton Canyon Time Space Warp's Mysterious Case is definitely puzzling on Scientific Mystery Gadianton robbers on MormonWiki The Gadianton Robbers in Mormon's Theological History: Their Structural Role and Plausible Identification $26K solar car now has a factory — and will roll out this year The Dimensional Shift Case of Carol Chase McElheney Stepping Into a Parallel Dimension on Mysterious Universe Eternal Gateways blog Everyday Chemistry: The Story Behind The Greatest Beatles' Albums That Never Existed Glass Onion - The Beatles Conspiracies episode 01 Scientists say there's a portal to the fifth dimension Scientists Are Pretty Sure They Found a Portal to the Fifth Dimension on Popular Mechanics Did Our Ancestors Know How to Open A Portal to Another Dimension? Aliens are trans-dimensional entities capable of traveling with light, new theory suggests A Hat, a Hut, or a Tavern: The Tale of Ong's Hat The internet's first conspiracy theory involved a ghost town in New Jersey on AV Club Ong's Hat: The Early Internet Conspiracy Game That Got Too Real on Gizmodo Ong's Hat - Gateway to the Dimensions! The Incunabula Papers Scans of The Incunabula Papers Full text of "Ong's Hat: The Beginning" by Joseph Matheny Jospeh Matheny's Corrections to Brian Dunning's Skeptoid Podcast About Ong's Hat This Is Not a Game - Rise of the ARG pdf Interdimensional Travel article on WikiVoyage Follow us on social for extra goodies: Facebook (including upcoming conspiracy-themed events) Twitter YouTube (extra videos on the topic, Old Time Radio shows, music playlists and more) Other Podcasts by Derek DeWitt DIGITAL SIGNAGE DONE RIGHT - Winner of a 2022 Gold Quill Award, the 2021 AVA Digital Award Gold, 2021 Silver Davey Award & 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence, and on numerous top 10 podcast lists.  PRAGUE TIMES - A city is more than just a location - it's a kaleidoscope of history, places, people and trends. This podcast looks at Prague, in the center of Europe, from a number of perspectives, including what it is now, what is has been and where it's going. It's Prague THEN, Prague NOW, Prague LATER.

    Mormon Stories - LDS
    1636: Finding Peace with Infertility - Jessica Parker

    Mormon Stories - LDS

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 146:55


    Join us as we welcome Jessica Parker to the Thrive Stories podcast to discuss her journey of accepting and finding peace in infertility. As a woman who was raised in a faithful Latter-day Saint home, Jessica absorbed all the messages about the role of women and her divine purpose to bear children. She served a mission, got married in the temple, and gave her time and energy to the church for years. All of this came into question when Jessica began her faith journey--which then led to deconstructing and rebuilding her innate sense of value, identity, and purpose as a human being. Thrive Stories is a podcast series where Margi (alongside John or Jenn) interviews a member of the community once per month. The interviews are shorter (2-3 hours), story-based, and are focused on a particular aspect of healing and growth AFTER a Mormon faith crisis (thus the THRIVE name). They generally happen on Tuesdays at noon (MST). Some examples of areas of thriving include: Family Relationships, Healthy Boundaries, Finding Community, Finding Meaning/Purpose, Dealing with Grief/Death, Religion after Mormonism, Health Sexuality, Parenting, Improving Physical Health, Identity, Health Marriage/Relationships, Secular Spirituality, Word of Wisdom 2.0, and Women Finding Their Own Voice after Mormonism. If you would like to nominate someone you know who would be a great candidate for a THRIVE interview, please nominate them (or yourself) here. WE ARE 100% DONOR FUNDED! Thank you for your donations! Monthly Donor: Monthly Donor or https://donorbox.org/mormon-stories One Time Donation: One Time Donation or https://donorbox.org/mormon-stories  Amazon Purchases:  ONLINE: Follow the link below and choose "Mormon Stories". Amazon will do the rest at no cost to you. Amazon Donates When You Purchase Items APP: Enable Amazon Smile in your app by following link below: Amazon Donates When You Purchase On The App Subscribe/Like/Share and comment on our podcasts! ————— Social Media/Information Links: MSP on Spotify Apple Podcasts MSP Blog Instagram Patreon TikTok Discord Contact Us! MormonStories@gmail.com Mormon Stories Podcast PO Box 171085 Salt Lake City, UT 84117 ————— Show notes:  Continual Becoming with ALOK Cesletter.org Under the Banner of Heaven book Under the Banner of Heaven series Steven Pynakker - Mormon Book Review Podcast Unfuckyourbrain Podcast Faith Journey meetups FB group Mormon Stories Podcast Community Mormonism Live FB Community

    Brooke Snow Podcast
    Ep. 113 Meditation in Motion: Gratitude First

    Brooke Snow Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 8:35


    These meditations in motion expand a meditation practice to fit right into the bustle of your day. No need to completely stop your activity right now, unless you want to. Here, the power will come from simply choosing to be present. While most of my podcasts are informative, this is designed to be experiential. If you'll participate with me in the next five minutes, I promise this can be a transformative moment of your day. SHOW NOTES:Living In Your True Identity by Brooke Snow. My Book! Available on Amazon!What is the Law of Creation?1. Check out my free ebook The Law of Creation2. Take The Creation Course at thecreationcoachschool.comMEDITATION RESOURCES:1. 40 Day Christian Meditation Challenge Course2. Try my guided meditations on the Small Seed Still Meditation App! Use code BROOKESNOW1 for your first month free. 

    Latter-day Saint MBA Podcast
    David Checketts

    Latter-day Saint MBA Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 70:48


    David W. Checketts is one of the most seasoned and well-known sports, media and entertainment executives in theindustry with a career that has spanned over four decades. Over that time, Mr. Checketts has been responsible for thesuccess of some of the most iconic brands in their respective industries.Mr. Checketts is the Managing Partner of Checketts Partners Investment Management, a private equity firm foundedin 2011 focused on sports, media and entertainment with investments in premium hospitality, ticketing, ArtificialIntelligence / data analytics and broadcast technology services. The firm has also advised investors and owners inprofessional sports leagues around the world.From July 2018 to June 2021, Mr. Checketts served as the President of the England – London Mission of the Churchof Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, overseeing the Mission's diverse and impactful operations in the midst of theglobal pandemic.Since 2016, he has served as Non-Executive Director of Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex livebroadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, where Checketts Partners isan investor.Mr. Checketts was Chairman and CEO of Legends Hospitality Management, the premier provider of hospitality,merchandising and premium ticketing services, founded by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. CheckettsPartners held an equity stake in the company until October 2015. As Chairman and CEO from December 2011 toOctober 2015, Checketts guided the company through a substantial period of expansion and growth in marketshare, establishing it as one of the industry's standard-bearers. Under Checketts leadership Legends made a majorexpansion both domestically and internationally. Added to the core Yankee and AT&T (Cowboys) Stadiums, areiconic venues such as LA Angel Stadium, Levi's (49ers) Stadium, and Manchester City Football's Club EtihadStadium. Notably, under Mr. Checketts' guidance, the company was awarded, designed, built and nowoperates the heralded One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center. The Observatory opened inMay 2015 and is a must-visit for New Yorkers and tourists alike.Previously, Mr. Checketts founded SCP Worldwide in 2006. Under his direction and leadership, SCP has owned andoperated an impressive stable of assets including: the St. Louis Blues, Scottrade Center, Peabody Opera House, the2009 Major League Soccer (MLS) Champions Real Salt Lake, Rio Tinto Stadium and ESPN 700 Sports talk radio aswell as other investments in live entertainment and TV production. The Blues went from worst to first under hisleadership and the expansion club Real Salt Lake became the model franchise for MLS teams.Mr. Checketts established his sports media company after a successful ten-year career at Madison Square Garden(MSG).  As President and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 - 2001, Mr. Checketts oversaw all operations of “TheWorld's Most Famous Arena” and its three sports franchises, the New York Knickerbockers of the NBA, the NewYork Rangers of the NHL, and the New York Liberty of the WNBA – along with the award winning MSG Networkand FOX Sports Network.  Mr. Checketts was also responsible for the acquisition and restoration of New York'shistoric Radio City Music Hall.  Under his leadership, MSG was named Arena of the Year for six straight years, andestablished the MSG “Cheering for Children” foundation, which created after school programs for thousands of NewYork City school children.Mr. Checketts began his career at Madison Square Garden as President of the New York Knicks in March 1991.  Inthe four seasons he served as President, the team finished twice in first place, made it to the Eastern ConferenceFinals twice and captured the Eastern Conference Champion Title in 1994.  During this time, the team set records inattendance, ratings and revenues including setting the all-time sellout streak of 460 games at The Garden.  During histenure Forbes named the Knicks the most valuable franchise in the NBA.Prior to joining the Knicks, Mr. Checketts spent one year as General Manager of NBA International, working withNBA Commissioner David Stern on building a presence for the league in broadcasting and licensing around theworld.In 1983, Mr. Checketts was named President and General Manager of the Utah Jazz.  At 28 years old, he became theyoungest chief executive in the history of the NBA.   During his six-year tenure, the team captured two MidwestDivision titles and enjoyed a multi-million dollar economic turnaround.Mr. Checketts did his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and earned his MBA from Brigham YoungUniversity in 1981, where he graduated with top honors. Upon completion of his studies, he joined the Boston-basedconsulting firm, Bain & Company.He previously served as a Director of JetBlue Airways, IMG Worldwide (serving as Chairman of the AuditCommittee), Citadel Communications (serving as Chairman of the Audit Committee), Cablecom (Switzerland) andRepublic Mortgage Home Loans.He resides in Connecticut with his wife Deb. They have six children and eighteen grandchildren.

    Trust Me
    Virginia Heffernan: Edge, Jeffrey Epstein, & the Intellectual Dark Web

    Trust Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 79:33


    You're struggling to advance your writing career. You reach out to a mysterious book agent who seems to be the key to success, along with his exclusive group of intellectual heavy hitters. Little do you know, that group is not all it seems... and it's closely connected to an absolute monster. Journalist Virginia Heffernan shares the origins of male-dominated intellectual organization Edge, its promise of merging the arts and the sciences to create a "third culture," how she joined through founder John Brockman, and the lengthy list of prominent academics, billionaires, and artists involved, from Elon Musk to Richard Dawkins--to Jeffrey Epstein. Plus, the "billionaires' dinners," its close financial ties to Epstein, and the overlap with the Intellectual Dark Web. Got your own story about cults, extreme belief, or abuse of power? Leave a voicemail or text us at 347-86-TRUST (347-868-7878) OR shoot us an email at Trust Me Pod @gmail.com INSTAGRAM: @TrustMePodcast @oohlalola @meaganelizabeth11 TWITTER: @TrustMeCultPod @ohlalola @baberahamhicks TIKTOK: @TrustMeCultPodcast

    One Minute Scripture Study
    842: Are Clean Hands and a Pure Heart the Same Thing?, Psalms 1-2; 8; 19-33; 40; 46

    One Minute Scripture Study

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 2:49


    Are clean hands and pure hearts the same thing?    They're not!  And today we're going to find out why.    Listen in to find out more!   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   Get your free copy of the simplified Old Testament outline here: https://kristenwalkersmith.com/oldtestamentsimplified/   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS

    The Oh Podcast
    the time Rachel chewed out Eddie / the time Sharon dated a Mormon

    The Oh Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 51:30


    Fun stories! hehehehe

    Good Sex Bad Sex
    23: Finding your submissive side with Moneau (Part 2) and a masterclass in pegging of course

    Good Sex Bad Sex

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 28:07


    Last week you heard from Dominant, Chief. Now hear from his Submissive, Moneau.  Moving away from her Mormon upbringing, she found herself drawn to the Submissive strength. How do you date as a Submissive and what is a Sub space and Sub Drop?! And Miranda explores why Pegging is on ...everyone's lips this week.  Make sure you follow and subscribe so you never miss an episode, and of course, give us a cheeky five star rating.   To send us your listener stories, or if you just wanna say hi, drop us an email at smutdrop@metro.co.uk You can also find us on Twitter & Instagram; @smutdrop  @miri_kane @kinkyevents @metro.co.uk www.kinkyevents.co.uk  Smut Drop is produced by Pineapple Audio Production for Metro.co.uk

    At Last She Said It
    Episode 103: What About Missions? A Conversation with Apple Lanman

    At Last She Said It

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 59:14 Very Popular


    There's a lot of pressure around missions in the Church. From the time they are very young, our children hear the clear expectation that they will serve. But the decision to serve, the realities of mission life, the possibility of returning home early, and the pressure to make big life decisions soon after a mission ends, can all weigh heavily on young Latter-day Saints and their families. “The reality of mission life both pre- and post-mission is hard!” says therapist Apple Lanman, who joins Cynthia and Susan for a discussion of some of the complexities—personal, family, cultural, and institutional—surrounding this celebrated rite of passage. 

    Church News
    Approaching his 90th birthday, President Dallin H Oaks shares lessons learned during the past nine decades

    Church News

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 65:22


    President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, will celebrate a landmark birthday on Aug. 12, 2022, turning 90 years old. This episode of the Church News podcast features President Oaks sharing the lessons he has learned through nine decades of life. He speaks about his youth and family life, unexpected tragedies, and the blessings of Church service. He also shares his testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — strengthened over 90 years.  The Church News Podcast is a weekly podcast that invites listeners to make a journey of connection with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the globe. Host Sarah Jane Weaver, reporter and editor for The Church News for a quarter-century, shares a unique view of the stories, events, and most important people who form this international faith. With each episode, listeners are asked to embark on a journey to learn from one another and ponder, “What do I know now?” because of the experience. Produced by KellieAnn Halvorsen.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    One Minute Scripture Study
    841: Waiting for class lists, Psalms 1-2; 8; 19-33; 40; 46

    One Minute Scripture Study

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 2:29


    Have you recently waited eagerly to find out what teacher you'll have this year? Join me as we talk about the good news found in Psalm 23:1!    Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   Get your free copy of the simplified Old Testament outline here: https://kristenwalkersmith.com/oldtestamentsimplified/   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS

    The Backyard Professor on Mormonism
    BackyardProfessor:030: Mormon Endowment a Placebo, Not the Real Thing

    The Backyard Professor on Mormonism

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 70:38


    A look into the verity of the Endowment as a spiritual heritage and blessing. I have discovered that it is more of a placebo than an actual spiritual experience. Others may have experienced a spiritual boost, but many do not. I compare the Mormon endowment with other ancient mysteries, and find it does not appear… Read More »BackyardProfessor:030: Mormon Endowment a Placebo, Not the Real Thing

    Thank God I'm Atheist
    Help Line #557

    Thank God I'm Atheist

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 69:07


    Georgia allows fetuses to be listed as dependents on tax returns, furries and evangelical christians, an update about the pastor robbed at gunpoint, anglicans skip LGBTQ issue at mega-conference, a Michigan town defunds their library over LGBTQ books, US federal prison stats, and the Mormon church has been running an abuse helpline. Guess who it's really helping!

    This Week in Mormons
    EP 595 – Preventing and Addressing Abuse within the Church

    This Week in Mormons

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 77:18


    Jennifer Roach One would have had to be quite isolated last week not to read AP's story about a father and member of the Church sexually abusing his daughters, and Church officials' reported failure to act appropriately and help the victims despite knowledge of the incidents. There is a ton of information to work through on this story, with some saying AP isn't being fair, and others wondering if the Church is more concerned about its image and protecting the institution than helping victims. We're joined this week by Jennifer Roach, MDic, LMHC. She has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for three-and-a-half years. Previously, she was an ordained pastor in another denomination. Jennifer is a survivor of abuse and works as a licensed mental health therapist. We're thankful she's here to provide insights on a difficult topic. It's clear the Church failed to protect victims in this case. The safeguards in place didn't do their job. But that doesn't mean the Church has nefarious intent. Please sit with us as we work through this issue. Other news follows after about 45 minutes. Some corrections: In our discussion, we had noted that the information at the time made it unclear whether either bishop was explicitly told not to report anything. Since the time of recording, the AP released a video of Bishop Herrod, in his own voice, saying that the helpline told him he was not allowed to call; his hands were tied. He later says that he passed that same information along to the next bishop. It's also important to note that an Arizona grand jury took up the question of bishop culpability last year in case GJ21-0072 and did not charge either bishop with a crime. https://youtu.be/Ool6oN9P-hY Abuse in the Church Links Church's official response Michael Austin's "better" Church response A concise summary of events National Domestic Violence hotline RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline Other Latter-day Saint News The Church finally announces who will dedicate the Washington DC Temple - President Nelson! President Nelson is the oldest apostle in the history of the restored Church The Amos C. Brown Fellowship, which connects Black students to their ancestry in Ghana, begins Association of Mormon Letters announces 100 significant works in Mormon literature 31 terms no longer used by the Church. Continue using them at your peril! Gospel Library app gets some much-needed search updates BYU Pathway extends tuition discount Is Glenn Beck performing non-LDS baptisms? Transcript 00:00.00 Geoff Openshaw Hey, everybody? How's it going happy August to you welcome to another edition of This Week in Mormons the premieer Latter-day Saint News Podcast because we've been doing it for a very very very very long time literally longer than my marriage which is bizarre anyway, though I am your ah host and founder Jeff Hopemansot's nice to be with all of you this week. We've got a lot to talk about lots to go. What's going on for sure. So I'd like to welcome my co-hosts guests this week. That's why plural we are a trio this time around which is always a lot of fun Liz Buzzfeed you're back in the house how you doing Liz what's going on up in Highland Utah everything just. 00:28.39 Liz Busby Doing great ah just winding down the summer it's It's been a crazy like vacation every three days or whatever or kids are in camps and running like crazy and school starts next week. So. 00:43.38 Geoff Openshaw You know life in the a to one is just like 1 big sunset. You know it's just a dream that's great I'm glad you're all. We're also happy to welcome this week new to the show. Ah, Jennifer Roach who lives in Washington State and has been a member of the church for about none years and before she joined the church. She was ordained at another christian denomination but she's here this week in particular because she also works as a licensed mental health therapist a...

    Beauty Lab & Laser
    67. Good Reads From The Bad Mormon: Heather Gay catches us up on everything that's been going down.

    Beauty Lab & Laser

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 33:48


    Welcome Bach! It's Season 4 of Live Love Lab! Heather Gay and Dre are BACK. Heather is here to catch us up on everything that's been going down this summer, from New York, to Thailand, to The Lab, and she may even have a little story to read us from her upcoming book, "Bad Mormon!"

    Viewpoint on Mormonism
    Micah Wilder Passport to Heaven Part 2

    Viewpoint on Mormonism

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 14:00


    Micah Wilder joined Bill and Eric for a week of shows on Micah's 2021 book with Harvest House titled Passport to Heaven.

    Mormons on Mushrooms
    104: We Are All Healing...Mormonpalooza w/ Sara Urquhart (...and Steve)

    Mormons on Mushrooms

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 114:13


    Here we go . . . we are joined by Sara Urquhart to talk all things Mormonpalooza! Who is ready to celebrate with us on Oct 1?!But first, Sara vulnerably and powerfully shares her journey inside and outside of the mainstream LDS church. She also shares some of her psychedelic experiences, including her first experience with ayahuasca.Sara is a force of nature! We can't wait for you to listen.  Oh . . . and Steve joins us too.About SaraSara Urquhart founded and runs SaraU Productions, an event management company producing events like Shift Gathering, Mormonpalooza, Summer Revival and many others. She founded and managed Alt Summit for nine years. As the co-founder of the Divine Assembly, Sara has a hand in the building of that community. She graduated from BYU with a degree in Political Science and spent the next three decades sitting on and running non-profit boards. Sara has worked for campaigns on the national, state and local levels–winning and losing. She has a masters degree in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State University. Sara currently volunteers as the Vice Chair of Mama Dragons, as a board member for Salt Lake Acting Company and for CIT Utah.SaraU ProductionsAbout MormonpaloozaWebsiteInstagram: @mormonpaloozaMormonpalooza is a reimagining and reclaiming of our Mormon culture and heritage. A full day of celebration, including:Fireside (11am - 3pm):  Discussions on healing, spirituality and the human connection will fill the day.Roadshow (4pm - 8pm):  Comedy and music featuring talented performers and live bands!Stake Dance (9pm - midnight): Dance, party, and play into the night with old friends and new connections. Be authentically who you are, dancing and playing in a way that feels right to you.Location will be at The Clubhouse in downtown SLC. Tickets onsale now! Hurry and get yours before they are all gone (limited to 400 guests).Mormons on Mushrooms – Ways to ContributeOur podcast is supported by our amazing listeners and magical community. If you'd like to energetically contribute to what we're creating, there are several ways to do so:Join our CommunityBecome a PatreonSend a Contribution (buy us a booch)!Purchase Mormons on Mushrooms Merchandise

    Latter Day Survivors
    Meghann Mundt

    Latter Day Survivors

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 178:35


    Meghann Mundt is a Certified Deliberate Cold Exposure Coach, two-time cancer survivor, and entrepreneur. She is a survivor of both sexual assault and religious trauma. Meghann shares her story of overcoming these traumas to find her true purpose in helping others to heal from their own physical ailments and traumatic experiences through deliberate cold exposure ice baths.

    Viewpoint on Mormonism
    Micah Wilder Passport to Heaven Part 1

    Viewpoint on Mormonism

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 14:00


    Micah Wilder joined Bill and Eric for a week of shows on Micah's 2021 book with Harvest House titled Passport to Heaven.

    The Jimmy Rex Show
    #358 - Brad Daw - Current Mormon Bishop & Former State Legislator Shares His Recent Experience With Ayahuasca In Central America

    The Jimmy Rex Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 66:03


    Brad Daw is a active bishop of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints that patricipated in an Ayahuasca Ceremony in Costa Rica and has become an advocate for plant medicines. Brad is also a Brad Daw a former member of the Utah House of Representatives that served from 2004 to 2013 and again from 2015 to 2021.

    The Two Bobs Podcast
    TTB189: Hot Circle of Garbage

    The Two Bobs Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 57:57


    The Two Bobs episode 189 for Monday, August 8, 2022: What are The Bobs drinking? Rob enjoyed a Deleterious Vanilla from Odd Side. https://untappd.com/b/odd-side-ales-deleterious-vanilla/3489067 Robert took down a Blueberry Cobbler Muffin from Great Notion. https://untappd.com/b/great-notion-brewing-blueberry-cobbler-muffin/3433561 Follow us on Untapped at @PhilRoberts33 and @lowercaserobert or we'll force feed you cat food. There's a craft beer shortage. Fuck. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/craft-beer-breweries-shutting-down-carbon-dioxide-shortage-rcna41346 This week's CRAZY NEWS is ___________. I can't think of anything clever so do it your damn self. (You don't tell me what to do. -Robert) Utah man—probably Mormon—started a forest fire trying to kill a spider with a lighter. https://www.ksl.com/article/50450452/utah-man-trying-to-kill-spider-with-lighter-started-springville-wildfire-police-say An airline passenger was fined trying to smuggle undeclared McMuffins across the border. https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/passenger-fined-after-undeclared-mcmuffins-found-in-luggage/index.html Fancy Feast just opened a restaurant for humans. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fancy-feast-human-restaurant-launch_n_62e605f8e4b006483a9e26bf A woman in VA was surprised to find a snake inside a popcorn bag at the grocery store. No, “snake” isn't a euphemism for penis. https://www.fox5dc.com/news/virginia-woman-discovers-snake-inside-bag-of-popcorn-at-grocery-store This abuela requested her grave adorned with a gigantic cock and balls. https://www.vice.com/en/article/wxnnqw/mexico-dick-tombstone Nickelback is destroying the world. This guy was locked up after throwing a beer bottle at a bartender who changed Led Zeppelin to Nickelback on the jukebox. https://dailynewsreported.com/car-wax/man-locked-up-after-throwing-beer-bottle-at-bartender-who-changed-led-zeppelin-to-nickelback-on-the-jukebox/ Please share the show with your friends, and don't forget to subscribe! Visit www.thetwobobs.com for our contact information. Thanks for listening! Leave us a message or text us at 530-882-BOBS (530-882-2627) Join us on all the social things: Follow us on Twitter Check out our Instagram Follow Rob on Untappd Follow Robert on Untappd The Two Bobs Podcast is © The Two Bobs.  For more information, see our Who are The Two Bobs? page, or check our Contact page.  Words, views, and opinions are our own and do not represent those of our friends, family, or our employers, unless otherwise noted.  Music for The Two Bobs was provided by JewelBeat.  

    One Minute Scripture Study
    840: When God Feels Far Away, Psalms 1-2; 8; 19-33; 40; 46

    One Minute Scripture Study

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 2:45


    Have you ever felt that God was far away?   If so, what do you do to feel near to God again?   Today David and President Spencer W. Kimball have a tip for us to draw closer to God!   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   Get your free copy of the simplified Old Testament outline here: https://kristenwalkersmith.com/oldtestamentsimplified/   And grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS

    Sick and Wrong Podcast
    S&W Episode 855: Madame Mayhem

    Sick and Wrong Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 107:54


    Dee and Kate share the salacious story that gripped the British tabloids in the 1970s of former Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinley who chained a Mormon missionary to a bed for three days and raped him repeatedly. The WAD calls in to catch up. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second...

    Mosaic Boston
    Heartbroken Over Eternal Souls

    Mosaic Boston

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 41:52


    Audio Transcript: This media has been made available by Mosaic Boston Church. If you'd like to check out more resources, learn about Mosaic Boston in our neighborhood Churches or donate to this ministry, please visit mosaicboston.com. Heavenly Father, we thank you that you, the Great God of the universe have given us this opportunity to come and worship you. We thank you Jesus, that while we were yet sinners, you came and you died for us. Not because there was anything lovely in us presently or in the future, but because you are a loving God. Lord, I pray, remove any distractions and help us focus on your Holy Word. Help us to meditate today on the Sovereignty of God that you are God over everything, over every detail, over all the minutia of our lives and all the minutia in the world. And help us take solace in the fact that you're in control, even when we look at our lives and we look at the world, it seems like everything is out of control. Your word tells us that when we submit ourselves to you, when we love you with all our heart, soul, strength and mind, you take every single aspect of our lives and you weave them all together for our good and for your glory. Bless our time in the Holy Scriptures now, as we look at a profound passage. It's difficult in many ways, but it's not difficult to understand. It's difficult to receive, so give us grace to receive it. We pray Holy Spirit, come now and minister to us. Take these words that are on paper, that are on screens and apply them to our hearts. Make us the people who love you with everything that we got. Love the Gospel with everything we got, so much so that we're willing to sacrifice anything and everything, so that others might have the opportunity to hear the Gospel and be prompted by the Holy Spirit generated in their hearts and drawn to you. Bless our time in the Holy Word. We pray all this in Christ's Holy Name. Amen. We're continuing our sermon series through Romans 9. Today, we're in Romans 9:1-5. The title of the sermon is, Heartbroken Over Eternal Souls. We've moved from one of the most popular passages in all the Scripture, Romans 8 to one of the least popular and most avoided. It's a difficult passage, but it's not that difficult to understand. I can explain it to you. It's difficult for many to accept and receive, partially because it cuts against the grain of our very nature. Our nature is driven by self. In many ways, we are natural Pelasgians. Pelagius taught that we have the power to come to Christ whenever we want. That we have a free will that's truly free and we can choose Christ whenever, wherever. That's not true. I love this portion of Scripture. It's balm to my weary soul, because it shows us that God is Sovereign. That God is King. That God is God. He is all powerful. He can do whatever he wills, and whatever he wills is good because he is good. I love this portion of Scripture because it reminds me I'm not in control, nor do I need to be. God is in control. And thanks be to Jesus Christ, the one who is in control loves me and wants the best for me. In Romans 8, one of my favorite verses is Romans 8:28, which says, "And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." Well this verse is only true, if God is Sovereign over every single detail in the universe. If God is Sovereign over everything, then he is Sovereign over who gets saved, because who gets saved is part of everything. And if you don't understand just how totally Sovereign God is, you don't really understand the character of God, not yet. Romans 9 is an explanation for why the word of God has not failed, even though God's chosen people Israel, as a whole, are not turning to Christ and being saved. In Romans 8, God says, "There is nothing that can sever God's people from God's love." There is nothing that can sever God's people from God's love, and here someone can raise the question, "Whoa, whoa, hold on. What about Israel? What about the Jewish People, the chosen people of God? Why aren't they flocking to Christ as they should be?" They have received so many of the privileges that many people are not born into. Here St. Paul says, "Hey, hold on. God never promised that salvation will be given to all of ethnic Israel, because salvation isn't based on DNA. Salvation isn't based on our genes. It's not based on our religious pedigree. It doesn't matter how many religious people you had in your family before you. What matters is faith in Jesus Christ, your own personal faith in Jesus Christ, your own relationship with Christ." God's word has not fallen and the sovereignty of God's grace has brought in, in Romans 9, as the final ground of God's faithfulness, despite Israel's faithlessness, their failure to trust in Christ. And therefore, God's sovereignty is the deepest foundation for the precious promises of Romans 8. With that said, would you please look with me in Romans 9:1-5, "I am speaking the truth in Christ. I'm not lying. My conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh. They are Israelite. And to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen." This is the reading of God's holy, inerrant, infallible, authoritative word, may write these eternal truths upon our hearts. Three points to frame over our time. First, anguish over lost souls. Second, accursed and cut off. And third, religious privilege doesn't save. First, anguish over lost souls. Look at verse one. Look at Paul's solemnity. He's giving a declaration with the deepest sincerity that he can muster. He says, "I am speaking the truth in Christ." He invokes Christ, the second person of the Trinity. "I'm not lying. Speaking the truth. I'm not lying. My conscience bears me witness." Brings in his conscience. "In the Holy Spirit," brings in the third person of the Holy Spirit, to show us just how sincere he is and what he's about to say. Why? Because he knows that he's said some things that are problematic for religious Jewish people of his day and religious Jewish people of our day. Before Paul looks at how God has taken the Gospel from the Jews to the Gentiles community, grafting Gentiles in the place of Israel. That's what Romans 9-11 is about. He wants to make sure that these people, his brothers, his brethren, his kinsmen. His brothers that he grew up going to synagogue with these people. This is his family. He wants the Jewish community to know that he is writing these words with tears. He's not angry. He's not hostile toward them. He's speaking with a loving and burdened heart. Why is such a strong assertion of truthfulness of his love? Because he knows that he has spoken hard truths. And when you speak hard truths to people, it's easy for them to misinterpret your intentions. He's speaking truth, because he loves. Probably because Paul also knows that his fellow Jews were suspicious of his loyalty and his patriotism, because he was used by God to bring so many Gentiles into the people of God. He was viewed by a number of his Jewish people as a traitor, that he has lost his natural affection towards his people and he denies this. They doubted his love. So that's what he starts with. Why would they doubt his love? Because he said hard things, like Romans 2:24, "For as it is written, the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you." He's talking about religious people who offered God nothing more than mouth service. They worshiped God with their mouths, but their hearts were far from him. The Gentiles saw the testimony, the sermon of the lives of these people. And he said, "You worship God?" They blaspheme the name of God. Romans 3:9, "What then? Are we Jews any better off? No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin." This was his message. His message has never changed. His message was, it doesn't matter what your pedigree. It doesn't matter what your genealogy. It doesn't matter what your DNA. It doesn't matter how many faithful people you had in your past, in your family. None of that matters, because God doesn't have grandchildren. God only has children. So everyone is a sinner. He's preaching the same message to both Jews and Greeks. And the Jews will say, "Hold on, hold on. You're saying we're as much sinners as the Gentiles?" And Paul says, "Yes. We're all sinners. We're all under the condemnation of God. We all deserve damnation. We're all accursed apart from God." And then he says in verse six, and we'll cover this next week in Romans 9:6. He says, "But it's not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel." It's not your genealogy that saves you. Saying it over and over and over, God's covenant doesn't guarantee the salvation of every Jew. The ultimate reason why some are cursed and cut off from Christ is that they are not among the elect. Romans 11:7, "What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elective obtained it, but the rest were hardened." Before he gets to these hard truths about election, he wants everyone to know that these truths are coming from a heart that loves people. He says in verse two of chapter nine, "That I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart." You can feel his pain as grief. It's a perturbed heart, kind of like Christ was. And the more that you know Christ and love Christ, the more Christ-like you become. This is why Jesus saves us, so that we can be refashioned and transformed into the image of Christ, that we become more Christ-like, and Christ loved sinners. Christ gave everything to save sinners. On his way to Jerusalem, he knows the passion is coming. He knows the crucifixion is coming, and he knows the people that he is dying for, killed by. These are people that he loves and he wants them to be saved. This is what Jesus says, as he cries out in lament about Jerusalem, a city that hardened their hearts against the word of God. Matthew 23:37, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it. How often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you are not willing." Paul continues and this is point, accursed and cut off. In verse three, he says. This is how deep his grief. This is how deep his sorrow. He says in verse three, "For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh." Well, you got to pause here and meditate on what he's saying. What are you saying, Paul? The first thing that he's saying is an implication. What he's implying is, that his kinsmen, his brothers according to the flesh, his fellow Jewish believers are accursed and cut off from Christ. He does soften the statement of their loss by expressing in relation to his own anguish, but the statement's unmistakable. He's saying that the Jewish people who rejected Christ are accursed, that they're lost. They're on their way to hell, under the judgment of God. The word for accursed here is anathema. It's used in other places, like 1 Corinthians 16:22, "If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. O Lord, come." So why are these people accursed? What makes one accursed? Well, breaking the moral law of God. You break the moral law of God, God's curses upon your head. It's upon your soul. And there's only one way to be saved from the curse that we all deserve for our law breaking. That's the trust in the God Man, Jesus Christ, who was cursed on our behalf. These people rejected the only one who could save them from the curse of the law. Galatians 3:13 says, "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. For it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree." Paul knows this. Paul knows that the only way to be saved from damnation is to trust in Jesus Christ, that Jesus Christ, the substitutionary atonement, he bore the curse that we deserve. And as soon as we trust in him, the curse is lifted off from us, and Christ's righteousness is imputed to us. "He who knew no sin became sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God." Paul knows this, but he still sees his brothers and sisters as kinsmen in the flesh. They've rejected Christ, and he says some haunting words. He says, "For I could wish that I were accursed on their behalf." What he's saying is hypothetically, if there were a way for them to be saved and for me to be cursed, I'm willing to take their curse upon myself and bear eternal torment forever. Of course, he's speaking hypothetically. It's impossible that any mere man could be cursed in exchange for the salvation of others, but Paul expresses this impossible wish in uncertain terms. He says, "My conscience bears me when it's in Christ, I'm saying the truth in the Holy Spirit." He knows it's not true, but if it were true, he would do it. The wish can't be fulfilled. Nothing can sever believers from the love of Christ. We already know this from Romans 8, but he says, "May I be damned so that they would not be." Martin Luther comments. He says, "It seems incredible that a man would desire to be damned in order that the damned might be saved." Well, this is as Christ-like as you can become. He sees people that he loves and he's willing to do absolutely anything and everything sacrifice everything for these people to meet Christ. That's what Christ did. He knew that there was no other way for people to be saved, other than for Christ to come, live a perfectly obedient life of love toward God and people. And then, Christ goes to a cross. He's crucified and the crucifixion was chosen by God. This is pre-destined sovereignty of God. He controls every single detail. God chose crucifixion, because it was the most excruciating form of capital punishment ever known to man, and even that was just a tip of the iceberg of the spiritual anguish that Christ went through. Christ bore our curse upon himself, and that curse was bearing the wrath of God in his soul. Christ went through hell so that we would not have too. You can hear the grief and the voice of St. Paul here at the unbelief of his people. And I wonder, could you say this? Could you say anything remotely close to this? Could you say you love someone so much that you give up your own salvation for them? Those of us who have loved ones who were lost, perhaps a sibling or a spouse or a child or a parent, a grandparent, friends, we know this grief. We know this sorrow. We made joy time with them, laugh with them, even play with them, but there's always a pain underneath knowing, unless this person trusts in Christ, we will spend eternity apart from each other. Luther put it this way, "Love is not only pure joy and delight, but also a great and deep heaviness of heart and sorrow." The good news is, we don't have to give up our salvation for the salvation of others. But if you put yourself in this posture of heart, where you're willing to give up your salvation for that of another, well it makes other things so much easier, like sharing the Gospel with them. As awkward as it can be as politically incorrect as it may be, you can have a difficult conversation with the person. And by the way, this is what St. Paul and by the way Jesus calls each one of us to. The great commission wasn't just given to the disciples or the Apostles or professional trained clergy. The great commission was given to each one of us. Jesus Christ tells each Christian, "Look, I've saved you and now I'm giving you a job. I'm commissioning you, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to do everything that I have taught you." I do want you to increase your evangelistic ministry. You should have one. Every Christian should have an evangelistic ministry, where you have unbelievers that you are heartbroken over, sorrow, anguishing your heart over, and you beg God to save them. And you take any and every opportunity to share the Gospel with them, to read Scripture with them, to speak truth in love and serve them. This is what Paul did. These aren't just words for Paul. He devoted his life, his whole life to sharing the Gospel, planting Churches and doing missionary work. Paul's immense heart broke for Israel and he uses the same word when he writes to the Galatians, the word anathema. The Galatians were being seduced away from the true Gospel in Galatians 1:8. He says, "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a Gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed." So what he's saying to false teachers who do not preach the full Gospel? He says, "May you be cursed for preaching lies." What he's saying is, "Damn you for destroying the Gospel." This is the worst kind of curse that could be brought against a human being. It goes back to the Old Testament, when God's curse was upon Canaan and God tells the people of Israel, "Don't even take their goods. Slaughter them, give them up to absolute destruction." This is the kind of anathema that Paul is calling upon himself. "I am willing to go through this anathema so that my kinsmen could be saved." And the reader of Romans who knows his or her Bible will immediately spot, that the posture of heart in verse three is very similar to that of Moses. When Moses comes down from Mount Sinai and he sees that the people of Israel have fashioned golden calf, and they're worshiping it. Moses discovers the sin of the people and he knows that God is about to vanquish them, and he says, "God, you got to hold on." And he intercedes for them in Exodus 32:30-32, "The next day, Moses came to the people. You have sinned." And he said to them, "You have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to the Lord, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.' So Moses returned to the Lord and said, 'Alas, this people has sinned a great sin. They have made for themselves gods of gold. But now, if you will forgive their sin. If not, please blot me out of your book that you have written." What a heart for the lost, and I pray that the Lord develops a similar heart in each one of us. This is why we exist. This is why this Church exists. This is why we have an army volunteers, every Sunday, show up here like 6:00 AM. They're here till like 2:00 PM, sweating and burning calories. You worship God and you get a workout. It's like CrossFit. Jesus is the center of the cross. This is what we do. We do everything. We do glorify God, and we want unbelievers to meet Jesus. That's what we want. And every single Sunday, there's unbelievers that show up and we hear, people get saved. We prep people for baptism, discipleship, et cetera. The Lord is doing his work. Third point is religious privilege doesn't save. Romans 9:4, "They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship and the promises." What he's saying is, some people are given more revelation than others. These are spiritual privileges. If you grow up in a Christian family, you have a father and a mother who care for you, teach you the Gospel, teach you Holy Scriptures, have devotions with you, pray with you, pray over you, care for you. And they embody the truth of the Gospel with their own lives. That's incredible privilege. I think of my own parents. Every single morning, I walk down the stairs as I go prep breakfast on the way to school. And my dad is on his knees, open Bible, praying to God. My mom and my dad loved the Lord, incredible privilege. But what we are you saying here, it doesn't matter the privileges that you've been given, if you don't do anything with them, if you don't make them your own, if you don't accept these blessings, privileges. The privileges missed, the first one is adoption. And here he is talking about Israel not as adoption given to individuals. And this has to be clarified because in Romans 8, he does say that we have been, "Christians individually adopted into the family of God." Israel did not have the same adoption. They had a national blessing of adoption conferred on them, but they still had to appropriate for themselves. In the Gospel of Matthew, we see this application from the Old Testament, when Jesus Christ was born and then Herod issued the threat of infant slaughter. An angel comes and warns Joseph in a dream to flee from Bethlehem and not to return to Nazareth, but go to Egypt until the threat had passed. And then Matthew tells us, that Joseph took Mary and the baby Jesus and fled to Egypt. And when the Herodian persecution was over, they come back to Israel, thereby fulfilling the Old Testament prophecy that we're given. And this is the text in Matthew 2:13-15. "Now, when they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, 'Rise, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child to destroy him.' And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, 'Out of Egypt, I called my son." Well, the original reference to this adoption was when God, through Moses brings Israel out of captivity, out of the yoke of slavery under Pharaoh and calling the nation, his son. And that's Hosea 11:1, "When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son." The Israelites were those who had been called to enjoy the adoption, but then they've run from the Lord, turned from the Lord and turned to idolatry. The second privilege that they were given is the glory, and the Greek word for glory's Doxa, where we get the word doxology from. When we sing the Doxology after every Sunday Service, we're giving glory to God. He deserves it. The Latin equivalent of the word Doxa is Gloria, from which we get the Gloria Patri, Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning and is now and ever shall be. Amen. In this context here, Paul is undoubtedly referring to God's presence to people of Israel. God was amongst them, but the reader of Romans have forgotten that Paul has attributed this characteristic to Christians, that God is in us. The Holy Spirit is in us in a way that wasn't true with Israel, but they did experience the Glory, hovering over the mercy seat in the Arc of the Covenant, in the Holy of Holies and glory in Israel is connected to the Shekinah, the blazing light that manifested God's Glory and made him a consuming fire. Ezekiel saw the Glory of God rising from the City of Jerusalem and departing. And at the birth of Jesus Christ, the Glory of God flooded the landscape and the angelic choir gave Glory to God. The covenants were given to Israel, the covenants with Adam, with Noah, with Abraham, with Isaac, Jacob, Moses and with David. And the covenants we inherit from the Jews, not from the Gentiles. We inherit these from Paul's kinsmen. The covenants belonged to them. Covenants and promises probably goes together, but we'll get to the promises later, but all these covenants that God made and all the promises that God made belong to Christians as well. You elect remnant of Israel, you future ethnic Israel as a whole, and you Gentiles who trust in the Messiah and are grafted into the tree of the covenant of the promise, these are ours. Why? Because in Jesus Christ, "All the promises of God are yes," as 2 Corinthians tells us. The giving of the law. We received the law because the law was given by God to Israel. The law wasn't given to Hammurabi. It wasn't given to Babylon, Phoenicia or Egypt. The law was given to Israel and through Israel, it was given to all of us. And the law was given to us, so that we might realize that we are sinners in need of the Grace of God. Romans 3:19, "Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God." The whole world. The moral law is given to every single human being. It's not just the Jewish people. And as you read the Ten Commandments, you realize that there's a self authenticating power to them. That these are God's words and these words are written on our hearts, so that's the self authentication. And ultimately, the law is given to us to show us that we need salvation. We need Christ. Romans 10:4, "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes." In the long term, aim of the law wasn't our condemnation. It was our salvation. For trusting the Messiah for our righteousness, the law has become to us, what it was given for, a servant to lead us to Christ. And the word worship. The worship was given to the people of Israel and the word for worship that he uses here is the same word as service. So to worship God is to serve God. To serve God is to worship God, the Greek word [foreign language 00:29:19]. Our instructions about how to bring praise, sacrifices to God in corporate worship were given to us through the people of Israel. And the word here refers to ministry of priests and the offering of sacrifices. And the supreme temple service, the supreme temple worship was the Passover. In the Passover, a lamb was to be slaughtered. Blood was supposed to be shed. And then you take that blood and you paint it over your doorway, so that the angel of death passes over your household. And then, 1 Corinthians 5:7 says that, "Christ is our ultimate Passover lamb. He has been sacrificed." He has performed the final and decisive atoning temple service on the cross. So when we say the temple service belongs to true Israel, we mean in the fullest saving way, our sins are forgiven and God welcomes us into his fellowship. Then six, he says, "The promises we're given to them." Which promises? And there are thousands in Scripture, but in particular, it's the promise that God would save his people from their sins, and we'll get that from the very beginning in Genesis 3 right after the fall. In Genesis 3:15, God gives us the Protoevangelion, the first Gospel in Genesis 3:15 where he says the following, "I will put enmity between you." He's talking to the serpent saying, "And the woman, between your offspring and her offspring, he." So this is the offspring of the woman. "He will bruise your head and you will bruise his heel." And this is God promising that the seed of the woman. This is going to be a human being, but it's a human being who can vanquish Satan. So it has to be God. He's the only one who can vanquish Satan. He's the one that will come and he's the one that will save. A friend sent me a video this week of Jordan Peterson. Apparently, he's been getting into the Bible recently, and it was a video of him with a slide behind him of every single Cross reference in Scripture. And it's just arc after arc after arc. And I'm like, I already knew this, but he was amazed. There's 65,000 Cross references in the Bible. I actually think it's more, but 65,000 Cross references in the Bible and he's like, "This book is ... You can't make this up. This is a miracle." He called it the first hyperlinked book ever. He's like, "There's no links to click, but it's hyperlinked." It's telling one story. 3000 years, three millennia, 40 plus authors, three plus language, all speaking in harmony unison about this Gospel. We have sinned. God is gracious, sends his Son to vanquish Satan, sin and death. All these things, the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship of God and God's promises, they came through to Paul's kinsmen Israel. Don't you see? This is why Paul is in tears. You've been given so much. You've been given every single piece of the puzzle. You're only missing the Cross at the center, Jesus Christ. Romans 9:5, "To them belong to patriarchs. And from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God overall, blessed forever. Amen." The implication of this is stated in Romans 11:28, "As regards the Gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers." And we'll get into that in a few weeks. But in other words, God freely chose Abraham, freely chose Isaac and Jacob and promised to their descendants that they would be heirs of God. And what we see from Romans 9-11 is that, this is meant in three ways. First, that there is an elect remnant of Israel. There always was, and there always will be. Elijah, I don't know if you remember this one text, where he's just complaining to God like, "God, I'm the only Christian. I'm the only one that loves you." I wonder if you ever feel like that in Boston. I'm the only one. I'm the only one in my company, probably the whole university. If you go to BU, you're probably right. I'm the only one. I'm the only one. And God says to Elijah, "Stop complaining. I've got 7,000. 7,000 people who have not knelt a knee to Baal. Well that's election. That's God's saving his remnant. There's also promise that all ethnic is real. At some point, in some future time, when they're alive, will be saved. It will be incredible revival amongst Jewish people. And Gentiles, that's us who trust in the Messiah, become sons of the fathers with the same blessing as the natural children. So if you repent of your sin and trust in Jesus Christ, you become a child of Abraham as much as Isaac was. Everything promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is yours, in the Messiah Jesus Christ. Verse five, I don't know if you noticed. He says, "Christ, who is God overall, blessed forever." Paul does affirm Jesus' Jewish ancestry, that Jesus was fully human, but he doesn't stop there. He gives one of the clearest, most decisive affirmations of the Deity of Christ, that we find anywhere in Scripture, that Christ is God. He's over all things, the entire universe. The Jews use this expression to refer to God's dominion over the entire creation. "Christ is God over all, blessed forever." So if you're having a conversation with a Mormon or a Jehovah's Witness, they don't believe that Jesus is God, just keep this one in the back pocket, Romans 9:5. Just take him there, Romans 9:5, "Christ is God, blessed forever." Here, someone might raise a legitimate question and say, "Will we go to heaven, be sad throughout all eternity, because of those who are cursed and cut off from Christ in hell?" What if we have a loved one who never turns to Christ? Brother or sister, sibling, spouse, child, there will be a sadness in eternity because of them. And the answer is no. The Scripture says, "God will wipe away every tear from their eyes and neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore." But God will have to wipe out tears. God will have to wipe off our tears. Why are we weeping in the first place, in a place of bliss? I think there will be moments in the very beginning, where we wish we had done more, kind of like Schindler's List at the end, where he is like, "Here's the watch. Here's the pen. I wish I had done more." Well, that's just a reminder for us to do the more now, be encouraged to be more bold and preaching the Gospel now. "And with respect to any affection that the godly may have had to the finally reprobate, the love of God will wholly swallow it up, and cause it wholly to cease," as Jonathan Edwards says. In conclusion, pray for God to burden your heart for the lost. If you hear this and you're like, "I've never even thought about praying for the lost." Well first, pray for your own heart, you're living in disobedience. Pray for your own heart to care for the lost and then pray for the lost and share the Gospel with the lost. Romans 10:1, this is what Paul says, "Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved." St. Paul had to pray for God to save people. He couldn't do it himself. He believed in the sovereignty of God. He believed that God elects people to salvation. And because he believed that God elects people to salvation, he prayed for God to save the elect. A lot of people use God's sovereignty in saving people as an excuse to do nothing. Well, if God saves people, then he doesn't need me to share the Gospel. If God is the one to predestine people a salvation, well he doesn't need me to do any. He doesn't need me to pray. That's false. If God predestines the end, he predestines the means. And the means that he predestines is for every single one of us to pray for the lost and share the Gospel with the lost. And the fruit of Paul's anguish is to pray for them and ask that God would save them. If Paul had to pray, if Paul prayed for the lost, we should too. If Christ prayed for the lost, we should too. Jesus Christ on the cross says, "Father, forgive them. They know not what they do." He's praying for the loss. And because Christ prayed for the loss on the cross for their salvation, we are called to pray as well. 2 Timothy 2:25 says, "God may perhaps grant them repentance, leading to a knowledge of the truth." May the Lord do so even now. If you don't know if you're a Christian, if you're still under the guilt of your sins and accursed and cut off from Christ, well don't stay there. Today, turn to Jesus Christ. Look to Christ on the cross. Christ crying out from the depth of his soul and anguish and heart, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Christ was accursed. Christ was caught off from God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, so we would never have to be. He bore the wrath of God, so that we would not have to. He bore the curse, so that we might receive the blessing. So trust in him as your only hope, and you will be saved today. I'll close in Matthew 11:25-30, before we transition to communion. It's a text where Jesus Christ thanks God for closing the eyes of some, opening the eyes of others and saying that only the one to whom the son reveals the Father can be saved. And still Christ says, "Come to me all who are burdened and heavy laden." Matthew 11:25-30, "At that time, Jesus declared, 'I thank you, Father Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children. Yes Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart. And you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Lord, we thank you for all the spiritual privileges that you have bestowed upon us as a Church and as individuals. We thank you for the full canon of Holy Scripture, a word that testifies to you, a word that reveals you, a word that reveals the Living Word of God, Jesus Christ. Lord, we thank you that your, "Word is living and active, sharper than any two edge sword, piercing the division of soul and of marrow, revealing to us the intentions of the heart." And we come to you Lord and we ask for forgiveness of all our sin, of all our pride of all our selfishness and self-reliance, and help us not trust in our spiritual privileges. Make us people who only trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And make us people who walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel, to bring glory to you and attract attention to the beautiful Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe, every single person who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. We pray all this in the beautiful name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior. Amen.

    Come Follow Me for Us podcast
    Episode 26 - Book of Job “Yet Will I Trust in Him”

    Come Follow Me for Us podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 51:51


    This episode is about Job and his faith in the midst of trials.  It includes my interview with my niece and her faith after the passing of her mother. 

    One Minute Scripture Study
    839: BIG PICTURE MONDAY: Psalms 1-2; 8; 19-33; 40; 46

    One Minute Scripture Study

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 14:11


    Listen to Big Picture to get the quick context for this week's reading, Psalms 1-2; 8; 19-33; 40; 46!   Grab Cali's scripture study guide here: https://comefollowmestudy.com/shop/ Discount code: OMSS   Get our 365-day Old Testament daily devotional book: https://amzn.to/3nYC821   Get your free copy of the simplified Old Testament outline here: https://kristenwalkersmith.com/oldtestamentsimplified/

    Come Follow me
    WEEK 33 - PSALMS 1-46

    Come Follow me

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 11:51


    WEEK 33 - Psalms 1-46: "when we are on His side, there is no force that caneven come close to us, because He is our shepherd."Link: http://holyredeemerpei.com/i-know-the-psalm-but-he-knows-the-shepherd/CFMpodcast.org

    Leave The Lights On
    Mormon in Chains: A Tail of Two Sides

    Leave The Lights On

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 27:01


    When a former beauty queen (Joyce McKinney) kidnaps a Mormon missionary ( Kirk Anderson) and holds him hostage for 3 days people take notice. But when the word got out about what happened to the male victim many people began to question the validity of the claims. This week's episode focuses on an under-researched form of sexual violence, female-on-male rape, and the stigmas that are associated with it. For more visit lightsonpod.com and be sure to subscribe. Resources: wikipedia.org | allthatsintresting.com | queerty.com | ranker.com | independent.ie

    War in the Book of Mormon
    8 Understanding Conflict Immediately Before, During, and After the Visit of Jesus Christ

    War in the Book of Mormon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 34:35


    Mormon places two extremes in immediate juxtaposition in the Book of Mormon. In the previous episode, I discussed the Consolidated Settlement – a period of unique and nearly complete physical, organizational, and social unity. In this episode we discuss the collapse of that unity, the near perfect unity resulting from the instruction of Jesus Christ, and the gradual and consistent decline and loss of that unity.

    Atomic Radio Hour
    A whole year already? - Episode 213 - Atomic Radio Hour

    Atomic Radio Hour

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 35:44


    Welcome to Episode 213 of Atomic Radio Hour, the post-nuclear podcast! ------------------------------------------ Intro Music: https://bit.ly/2RwXJMO ------------------------------------------ Follow Atomic Radio Hour on social media @AtomicRadioHour Discord: https://discord.gg/S3YVxDwpHp Twitter: https://bit.ly/2MMFMu2 Instagram: https://bit.ly/2LpwUWH Vince's Twitter: https://twitter.com/THE_BOOGENS Kyle's Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheOodSigma Merch: https://www.redbubble.com/people/atom... Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/GhoulmanEntertainment We Stream on Twitch!! https://www.twitch.tv/oldmanvince --- ARH - 213 00:00 - Intro 01:05 - Mormons are kinda cool 12:21 - It's a year already? 15:40 - Pay-Tree-On 17:06 - Lore 29:36 - Stop taking pictures of the Fallout Amazon set without permission, please. 34:50 - Outro

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
    Tares Among the Wheat - Part 10 - Satan's World System

    Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 49:01


    Satan's World System      As we discussed previously, Satan is permitted, for a time, to rule over the majority in this world. Three times Jesus referred to Satan as “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11). Other passages of Scripture call Satan “the god of this world” (2 Cor 4:4), and “the prince of the power of the air” (Eph 2:2), informing us “that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19). Satan rules as a tyrant who has “weakened the nations” (Isa 14:12), and currently “deceives the whole world” (Rev 12:9). He personally attacked Adam and Eve (Gen 3:1-7), Job (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-13), David, (1 Chr 21:1), Joshua the high priest (Zec 3:1-2), Jesus (Matt 4:1-11), Judas (John 13:27), and Peter (Luke 22:31-32). He continues to attack God's people today (1 Pet 5:8), practices deception (2 Cor 11:13-15), and has well developed strategies of warfare (Eph 6:10-12). Furthermore, humanity is living in an “evil age” (Gal 1:4), under “the dominion of Satan” (Acts 26:18), whose sphere of influence is called “the domain of darkness” (Col 1:13). Though Satan has attacked some people directly, he mainly operates as commander of an unseen realm of demons, through a worldwide system of philosophies and values he's created, through unbelievers whom he energizes to do his will, and through the sinful inclinations of our fallen nature. These all help advance his agenda in which he attacks God and His people. Paul, when writing to Christians in Ephesus, discusses the reality of these things. Paul said: "And you [Gentile Christians, before salvation; see Eph 2:4-9] were dead [νεκρός nekros – dead, corpse; i.e., separated from God] in your trespasses and sins [i.e., acts of disobedience against God], 2 in which you formerly walked [περιπατέω peripateo – to walk, conduct oneself, behave] according to the course of this world [κόσμος kosmos - world, system], according to the prince of the power of the air [Satan – the commander of an unseen realm], of the spirit that is now working [ἐνεργέω energeo – to work, energize, empower] in the sons of disobedience [i.e., sons characterized by their disobedience to God]. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh [σάρξ sarx – flesh, body, i.e., sin nature], indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind [even their reasoning processes were corrupt], and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest." (Eph 2:1-3)      The Bible recognizes Satan's world-system and warns us not to love it. John writes and tells the Christian, “Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world” (1 John 2:15-16). We live in a fallen world, and John's command is intended to warn us of real danger. First, John opens with the negative particle Μὴ Me, which is followed by the Geek verb ἀγαπάω agapao, which is in the imperative mood—the mood of command. The word ἀγαπάω agapao denotes desire or commitment to something or someone. David L. Allen comments on love: "In its essence love is two things: a desire for something and a commitment to something … Whatever it is you desire and whatever you're committed to, that's where your time and resources will go. If you love football, that's where your time and resources will go. If you love hunting or fishing, that's where your time and resources will go. If you love your spouse, you desire to spend time with her and you are committed to her. Love is more than an emotional feeling. Love requires a commitment of time and resources."[1]      John then gives the object we are not to desire or be committed to, namely, the world (τὸν κόσμον). The Greek word κόσμος kosmos is used in Scripture to refer to: 1) the physical planet (Matt 13:35; Acts 17:24), 2) people who live in the world (John 3:16), and 3) the hostile system created and controlled by Satan that he uses to lure people away from God (1 John 2:15-16). It is this third meaning that John has in mind. Hence, the word κόσμος kosmos refers to “that which is hostile to God…lost in sin, wholly at odds with anything divine, ruined and depraved.”[2] Concerning, the word κόσμος kosmos, David L. Allen writes: "Sometimes the word “world” is used to refer to the organized evil system with its principles and its practices, all under the authority of Satan, which includes all teachings, ideas, culture, attitudes, activities, etc., that are opposed to God. A fixation on the material over the spiritual, promotion of self over others, pleasure over principle—these are just a few descriptors of the world system John is talking about. The word “world” here means everything that opposes Christ and his work on earth. Jesus called Satan “the ruler of this world” (John 14:30; 16:11), and Paul called him “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). In Luke 16:8 Jesus referred to all unsaved people as “the sons of this world.”[3]      Satan's world-system consists of those philosophies and values that perpetually influence humanity to think and behave contrary to God and His Word. This operating apart from God is first and foremost a way of thinking that is antithetical to God, a way of thinking motivated by a desire to be free from God and the authority of Scripture, a freedom most will accept, even though it is accompanied by all sorts of inconsistencies and absurdities. Lewis Chafer writes: "The kosmos is a vast order or system that Satan has promoted which conforms to his ideals, aims, and methods. It is civilization now functioning apart from God-a civilization in which none of its promoters really expect God to share; who assign to God no consideration in respect to their projects, nor do they ascribe any causality to Him. This system embraces its godless governments, conflicts, armaments, jealousies; its education, culture, religions of morality, and pride. It is that sphere in which man lives. It is what he sees, what he employs. To the uncounted multitude it is all they ever know so long as they live on this earth. It is properly styled “The Satanic System” which phrase is in many instances a justified interpretation of the so-meaningful word, kosmos."[4]      Many people who live in Satan's world-system exclude God and Scripture from their daily conversations. This is true in news, politics, academic communities, work and home life. God is nowhere in their thoughts, and therefore, nowhere in their discussions (Psa 10:4; 14:1). These are the agnostics and atheists. But there are others in Satan's world-system who are very religious, and these are the worst kind of people, because they claim to represent God, when in fact they don't. In the Bible, there were many religious people who spoke in the name of the Lord (Jer 14:14; 23:16-32; Matt 7:15; Acts 13:6; Rev 2:20), claiming to represent Him, even performing miracles (Deut 13:1-4; Matt 24:24; 2 Th 2:8-9; Rev 13:13). The Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes where this way, and they said of themselves, “we have one Father: God” (John 8:41b). But Jesus saw them for what they really were and said, “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father” (John 8:44a). The religious—like Satan—are blinded by their pride. Humility must come before they will accept God's gospel of grace, and it does no good to argue with them (2 Tim 2:24-26). These false representatives loved to talk about God, read their Bibles, pray, fast, give of their resources, and spent much of their time in fellowship with other religious persons. Theirs is a works-system of salvation, which feeds their pride; giving them a sense of control over their circumstances and others.[5] These false organizations and their teachers appear as godly and righteous, but Paul described them as “false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ” (2 Cor 11:13). Though very religious, these are in line with Satan, who operates on corrupt reasoning and is a deceiver. Paul goes on to say, “No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore, it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds” (2 Cor 11:14-15).      The contrast between the growing Christian and the worldly person is stark, as their thoughts and words take them in completely different directions. The growing believer thinks about God and His Word all the time, as “his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night” (Psa 1:2). The word law translates the Hebrew word תּוֹרָה torah, which means law, direction, or instruction. Navigating the highways of this world can be tricky, and the believer needs the direction or instruction God's Word provides. It is our divine roadmap for staying on God's path and getting to the destination He intends.      At the core of Satan's world-system is a directive for mankind to function apart from God, and when obeyed, people produce all forms of evil, both moral and immoral. We should understand that Satan's system is a buffet that offers something for everyone who rejects God, whether that person is moral or immoral, religious or irreligious, educated or simple, rich or poor. Satan is careful to make sure there's even something for the Christian in his world-system, which is why the Bible repeatedly warns the believer not to love the world or the things in the world. We are to be set apart (Col 2:8; Jam 1:27; 4:4; 1 John 2:15-16). Lightner states, “The world is the Christian's enemy because it represents an anti-God system, a philosophy that is diametrically opposed to the will and plan of God. It is a system headed by the devil and therefore at odds with God (2 Cor 4:4).…It is in this wicked world we must rear our families and earn our livelihoods. We are in it, yet are not to be a part of it.”[6] It is important to understand that we cannot change Satan or his evil program; however, we must be on guard, for it can and will change us if we're not careful to learn and live God's Word.      At the moment of salvation, God the Father “rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son” (Col 1:13), and “our citizenship is in heaven” (Phil 3:20). This transference is permanent and cannot be undone. Once this happens, we are hated by those who remain in Satan's kingdom of darkness. For this reason, Jesus said to His disciples, “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you” (John 15:18-19; cf. John 16:33; 1 John 3:13). Love and hate in this context should be understood as accept or reject, which can be mild or severe in expression. When praying to the Father, Jesus said, “they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” (John 17:14b), and went on to say, “I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15). It is not God's will that we be immediately removed from this world at the moment of salvation, but left here to serve as His representatives to the lost, that we “may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Pet 2:9). We are not to participate in worldly affairs that exclude God, but are to “walk as children of Light” (Eph 5:8), manifesting the fruit of the Light “in all goodness and righteousness and truth, trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord” (Eph 5:9-10), and we are told, “do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them” (Eph 5:11).      The growing Christian faces real struggles as Satan's world system seeks to press him into its mold, demanding conformity, and persecuting him when he does not bend to its values. The world-system not only has human support, but is backed by demonic forces that operate in collaboration with Satan. Scripture tells us “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph 6:12). The battlefront is more than what is seen with the human eye and is driven by unseen spiritual forces. As Christians living in the world, we are to be careful not to be taken “captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ” (Col 2:8). Realizing the battleground is the mind, we are to think biblically in everything, which is our only safeguard against the enemy (2 Cor 10:3-5).      As Christians we face situations every day in which we are pressured to compromise God's Word. We face difficulties at work, school, home, or other places, in which we are confronted by worldly-minded persons, both saved and unsaved, who demand and pressure us to abandon our biblical values. There is room for personal compromise where Scripture is silent on a matter; however, where Scripture speaks with absolute authority, there we must never compromise! Wiersbe states, “The world, or world-system, puts pressure on each person to try to get him to conform (Rom 12:2). Jesus Christ was not ‘of this world' and neither are His people (John 8:23; 17:14). But the unsaved person, either consciously or unconsciously, is controlled by the values and attitudes of this world.”[7]      By promoting the gospel and biblical teaching, the church disrupts Satan's domain of darkness by calling out of it a people for God. By learning God's Word, Christians can identify worldly conversations and activities and either avoid them or seek to redirect them by interjecting biblical truth, which should never be done in hostility. When sharing God's Word with others it's proper to know that not everyone wants to hear God's truth, and even though we may not agree with them, their personal choices should be respected (Matt 10:14; Acts 13:50-51). We should never try to force the gospel or Bible teaching on anyone, but be willing to share when opportunity presents itself. At times this will bring peace, and other times cause disruption and may even offend. In this interaction, the growing Christian must be careful not to fall into the exclusion trap, in which the worldly person (whether saved or lost) controls the content of every conversation, demanding the Christian only talk about worldly issues, as Scripture threatens his pagan presuppositions. Having the biblical worldview, the Christian should insert himself into daily conversations with others, and in so doing, be a light in a dark place. He should always be respectful, conversational, and never have a fist-in-your-face attitude, as arrogance never helps advance biblical truth (2 Tim 2:24-26). The worldly-minded person may not want to hear what the Christian has to say, but he should never be under the false impression that he has the right to quiet the Christian and thereby exclude him from the conversation.      As we grow spiritually and walk with God, learning and living His Word (2 Tim 2:15; 3:16-17), we stand in opposition to Satan's world-system and sow the seeds of spiritual insurrection in the lives of those who live and walk in his kingdom of darkness. We disrupt Satan's kingdom when we share the gospel, “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor 15:3-4). When anyone places their faith in Christ, trusting solely in Him as Savior, they are forgiven all their sins (Eph 1:7), gifted with eternal life (John 3:16; 10:28), and the righteousness of God (Rom 4:1-5; 5:17; 2 Cor 5:21; Phil 3:9). They are rescued from Satan's enslaving power, as God rescues them from the “domain of darkness” and transfers them into “the kingdom of His beloved Son” (Col 1:13). The gospel is the only way a person can be delivered from spiritual slavery; “for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom 1:16). Once saved, we seek to influence the thoughts and lives of other Christians through fellowship (Heb 10:23-25), prayer (Jam 5:16), edification (Eph 4:29), encouragement (1 Th 5:11), love (1 Th 4:9; cf. Eph 4:14-15), and words of grace (Col 4:6).   [1] David L. Allen, 1–3 John: Fellowship in God's Family, ed. R. Kent Hughes, Preaching the Word (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013), 96–97. [2] Walter Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, p. 562. [3] David L. Allen, 1–3 John: Fellowship in God's Family, 96. [4] Lewis S. Chafer, “Angelology Part 4” Bibliotheca Sacra 99 (1942): 282-283. [5] There are many church denominations today that call themselves “Christian”, but who come with a false gospel in which human works are added as a requirement for salvation (i.e., Catholics, Methodists, Church of Christ, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc.). [6] Robert P. Lightner, Handbook of Evangelical Theology, p. 206. [7] Warren Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, New Testament, Vol. 2, p. 18.

    Live From Love
    Episode 224 - What Is The Cause of Your Low Libido?

    Live From Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 17:15 Very Popular


    Women often come to me wanting me to fix their libido. While I wish I could wave my magic wand and make everything better, I can't. Much like an iceberg, a low libido is often just what we see on the surface and what you don't see is what is really causing it. In this episode, I'll share with you 11 things that could be causing your low libido. The good news? Every single one of these is absolutely fixable! You deserve better sex! Let me help.