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Godless Chatter & False Knowledge

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Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith. (1 Timothy 6:20-21)

What has been entrusted to Timothy’s care? … the Word of God, and the Truth and teaching therein.  Has that not also been entrusted to us?  What does it mean to “care” for the Word of God?  The next sentence clarifies: “turn away from godless chatter.” When you think of what is most opposite of the Word of God, it would be “chatter” (with no basis in truth or value) and “godless” speech (either opposes God, or speaks of no God).

And what’s worse, this godless chatter is “falsely called knowledge.”  It is interesting that those who we often regard as the most learned and astute can propose ideas that oppose God’s Truth.  Further, those ideas – often untested and unproven – are then taken to be knowledge.  But we could ask – what value is knowledge if it is false?  The Apostle Paul explains what the value of false knowledge is: it causes some to “depart from the faith.”

You and I are urged by Scripture to “turn away” from theories and false knowledge that are opposed to God, because they are ultimately useless chatter, which opposes God and can cause people to reject faith in God.

We pray: Lord – Please guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, and give us a  hunger and thirst for your Truth!  Amen.

The Impact of the Resurrection

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“And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” (1 Corinthians 15:14)

It’s true, isn’t it?  If Christ has not been raised from the dead then it means several (bad) things:

1. He wasn’t who he said he was
2. He didn’t have the power he said he had
3. Either God doesn’t care or is powerless to raise from the dead
4. or the Father didn’t accept Christ’s sacrifice
5. much more…

But thankfully Christ WAS raised from the dead, and in fact He *is* still raised, living and reigning on the throne of heaven!

There are many such websites out there, but here are a couple that will provide much evidence and support for the Resurrection of Jesus.  Enjoy!

http://www.leaderu.com/everystudent/easter/articles/josh2.html (Josh McDowell)
http://www.reasonablefaith.org/proof-of-the-resurrection  (William Lane Craig)

Blessings in Christ – our RISEN Lord!

– Pastor Augie.