Three Failure Philosophies to Destroy in Your Life

No doubt there are many phrases regularly quoted in your home.

“If it’s not yours, don’t touch it.”

“Think before you speak.”

“It’s not done until it’s down right.”

One of the concepts repeatedly quoted in my ministry is:

“If your philosophy doesn’t work 100% of the time, you need a new philosophy.”

I spend a lot of time fleshing out the concept of “Failure Philosophies” with the boys I work with at Victory Academy, and I’d like to take a moment to do the same for you.

Continue reading “Three Failure Philosophies to Destroy in Your Life”

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#TBTB #TBT 9-25-14

ThrowBack Thursday TBT

Mark Regnerus conducted and published research proving that homosexual parents are not healthy for children. He was virtually burned at the stake.

Denny Burk wrote the following article to address the propensity for the world to crucify Christians for their counter-culture beliefs.

AMBrewster provides a challenge to Christians to prepare for the day when we, like Mr. Regnerus, are in the cross-hairs for our beliefs.

It will happen.

Will you be ready?

The Witch-Hunt for Mark Regnerus

The Witch-Hunt for Mark Regnerus

#TBTB #TBT – “Why I’m Not a Christian”

ThrowBack ThursdayIn his review of Bertrand Russell’s “Why I’m Not a Christian,” Jeremy Larson does a great job pointing out the inconsistencies that exist in Russell’s (and most other atheists for that matter) thinking.

All Christians must be ready to take back the Bible by preparing to give every man an answer for the hope that dwells within us. For this reason, it’s wise to acquaint ourselves with the atheist’s thinking, but then arm ourselves with God’s answers.

AMBrewster provides a few thoughts as a preface to Mr. Larson’s article here: “Why I’m Not a Christian.”

Why I'm Not a Christian

#TBTB #TBT – Why Does the World Hate Us?

ThrowBack Thursday

Has the intense anti-Christian vitriol spewed out by the culture ever made you wonder?

Are Christians really that bad?

Is our sincere love for the Creator of the universe and subsequent love for all of His creation so deplorable that we’re deserving of absolute detestation?

If we evermind God’s word, this question need not go unanswered. AMBrewster read a post by Doug Wilson that encouraged him to write this short piece about the real reason the unsaved culture hates Christians. Please click here to read “Why Does the World Hate Us?

Why Does the World Hate Us

 

The Most Destructive Thing about Hollywood is Not What You Think

 

The most destructive thing about Hollywood is not what you think

Sex.
Drugs.
Vulgarity.

There are more objectionable elements in modern entertainment than there are movie titles, but none of them are as disturbing and destructive as this one practically invisible plot line.

Hollywood

For the purposes of this post, “Hollywood” will represent the companies, individuals, and organizations that create the stuff Americans are daily stuffing into their ears and eyes. Nearly all of the movies, shows (both TV & internet), books, and music that fill iTunes are the topic of this conversation. Of course, Hollywood (and the American entertainment culture as a whole) are by no means the only culprits. The most destructive force in entertainment today is the same in every living room, culture, and hemisphere.
Continue reading “The Most Destructive Thing about Hollywood is Not What You Think”

Um. I told you so.

I and a score of Bible-believing Christians predicted that homosexual marriage would not be the last variant-lifestyle to seek “equality.” Gay advocates have blasted us for saying it, but we’ve said it nonetheless.

We also predicted that these varieties would rush in on America with such vigor that even the pro-gay community would be surprised.

Well. Um. I told you so.

  1. Eagle Rising gives us a glimpse into what they call “The New America” here where three lesbians have gotten married to each other and are expecting a baby. In the video, the benefits of “poly-fidelity” are paraded.
  2. The Northern Colorado Gazette is one of many periodicals to report that in light of the “alternative lifestyle” redefinition – pushed, kicked, and beaten through by the homosexual community – pedophiles are stepping out and garnering psychological “proof” that they too are just another “alternative lifestyle” deserving of inclusion. Read here what’s happening in American, and don’t be surprised to find out it’s happening all over the world (Iraq, Europe – According to Putin).
  3. And these are just two examples of the multitude of groups pushing for their aberrant lifestyles.

Come on, folks. We told you this would happen. More importantly, God told you this would happen.

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” Romans 1:24-32

 

Post-Modernism’s De-Evolution toward Pre-Paganism

pre-pagan

“Real science predicts.”

If real science predicts, real divinity prophesies.

Many still refer to the our societal way of thinking and relating as postmodern. The extreme difficulty one has in defining this philosophy gives the reader a clue as to the types of thoughts this philosophy breeds – fluffy ones at best.

Postmodernism

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy begins its discussion of postmodern philosophy with,

That postmodernism is indefinable is a truism.”

Word of God Today gives us a slightly more helpful, laymen’s analysis.

While Modernism sees man as a material machine, Postmodernism sees man as simply a cog or node in a social machine.  Rather than being autonomous, man is a product of his culture and only imagines he is self-governing.  While Modernism greatly depended upon ‘reason’ for its progress, Postmodernism now declares that all reason is deeply flawed and affected by bias.  Thus all information, even hallowed scientific information, can no longer be trusted.”

This same article goes on to say,

Unlike the Modernists, the Postmodernists accept religion; any and all religion, except of course, that religion making a claim for universal truth.  Thus we see that both Christianity and Judaism are neatly and quickly excluded from the much talked-about Postmodern ‘toleration.'”

And though we can easily view this definition in our current culture, history has shown us that movements have a slow bleed from one frame of mind to another. Often we cannot accurately name the newest “-ism” until it’s matured enough to look distinct from the previous era. Unfortunately, this “maturation” often progresses like a shining 6th grader turning into a pimply 7th grader – older, but not more attractive.

And so I’d like to make a prediction. Based off of God’s divine foretelling, I believe we’re in the bleed right now, and we’re quickly moving out of postmodernism in America into a new take on an old favorite. Continue reading “Post-Modernism’s De-Evolution toward Pre-Paganism”

Is Your Faith a Fairy Tale?

Is Your Faith a Fairy Tale

On the road to Damascus he met the resurrected Savior of the world.

His life changed for eternity.

But he had a thorn.

Don’t abandon me yet – this post has nothing to do with Paul’s thorn. But it has everything to do with the reality your faith. Continue reading “Is Your Faith a Fairy Tale?”

“Stop calling God . . . .” – Quote

Stop Calling God a Liar

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“Be Most Dead”

Be Most Dead
"Be Most Dead"

Like a king meeting his death
On the road he took to avoid it,
So the church will breathe its last breath
When it tries to dictate its own worship

By implementing plans God denies.
For this can only happen
When men and women do not rely
On the truth the Lord has given.

In three days the temple had glory
By God's own hand.
And unless Christ sustains the body
It will fall under the plans of man.

Decapitation brings decay to every living thing.
How do you suppose to continue living
When you've severed Christ, our head?
The church, though full, will be most dead.

-AMBrewster-

Written for "How to Destroy Your Church."