Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Polital Books to Read

Here's my top 10 list of books both fiction and non-fiction with a political slant.  They are in no particular order just how they were lined up on my bookshelf.

  1. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
  2. On Liberty - John Stuart Mill
  3. Rules for Radicals - Saul Alinsky
  4. The Burden of Bad Ideas - Heather MacDonald
  5. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  6. 1984 - George Orwell
  7. Understanding the Times - David Noebel
  8. Grave Influence - Brannon Howse
  9. The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton
  10. Liberal Fascism - Jonah Goldberg

3 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

IS THE GOSPEL DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND?

The gospel plan salvation is not difficult to understand if you simply read it as God inspired it. Just read the Bible and believe it.

The Scriptures only get hard to comprehend when men distort, pervert, and misrepresent the clear teachings of the Bible. Man's opinion can and does make if difficult for many to understand God's plan of salvation.

IT IS NOT THAT DIFFICULT!

Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

1. Who believes will be saved.
2. Who is baptized will be saved.
3. Who does not believe will be condemned.

It is not difficult to understand.

John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."

1. If you do not believe Jesus is the Son of God you will die in your sins.

There is nothing complicated about that statement.

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

1. Repent in order to have your sins forgiven.
2. Be baptized in order to have your sins forgiven.
3. After repentance and baptism you will receive the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit Himself.

There is nothing unfathomable presented here.

Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

1. You must acknowledge Jesus as Lord to be saved.
2. You must believe in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead to be saved.

Nothing mysterious about that.

Galatians 3:26 You are sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,

1. Through faith in Christ Jesus you can become a son of God.

Nothing troublesome in that statement.

Galatians 3:27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

1. Men become clothed with Christ by being baptized into Him.

There is nothing confusing about that.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith---and this not from from yourselves, it is a gift of God.

1. We are saved because of God's grace. No man earns his salvation.
2. We are saved through faith.
3. The gift that God gives is salvation.

There is nothing enigmatic found here.

Acts 2:47 .....And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

1. The Lord and only the Lord adds to His church.

Nothing inexplicable in that.

Acts 22:16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'

1. Saul was still in his sins until he was baptized in water.

You do not need a degree in theology to understand that.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

1. Whoever believes in Jesus can have eternal life. Salvation is available to all who hear the gospel.

There is nothing difficult about that.

1 Peter 3:20-21...were saved through water. 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also---not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

1. Water baptism is essential to salvation.
2. Water baptism saves you if you have good conscience toward God.
3. Without the resurrection of Jesus no one could be saved.

You do not need a masters in education to understand that verse of Scripture.

Is the gospel difficult to understand? No it is not. The gospel plan of salvation is only made complicated when presented using man-made traditions.

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
1. FAITH: John 3:16
2. REPENTANCE: Acts 2:38
3. CONFESSION: Romans 10:9
4. WATER BAPTISM: Mark 16:16


JUST READ THE BIBLE AND BELIEVE IT.

(Scripture from: THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE "NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION 1983)


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Steve Finnell said...

THE TRUTH IS OFFENSIVE!

Some believers in Christ honestly believe that that truth is so offensive that Christians should only proclaim that God is love. Example: Only preach and teach that God loves everyone. Simply repeat John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (NKJV)

The problem is even John 3:16 offends many people.

Those who reject God's truth find part or all of it offensive.

GOD'S TRUTH THAT OFFENDS

1. Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(NKJV)

Mark 16:16 offends those who believe that water baptism is not essential for salvation.

2. John 16:23 "And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.(NKJV)

John 16:23 offends those who want to pray to the Virgin Mary and other dead saints.

3. Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.(NKJV)

Titus 2:11 offends those who believe God's grace is only offered to a predetermined select few.

4. Hebrews 6:4-6 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to open shame. (NKJV)

Hebrews 6:4-6 offend those who believe in once in grace always in grace.



THE NEW COVENANT TERMS FOR PARDON.

1. Faith: John 3:16
2. Confession: Romans 10:9
3. Repentance: Acts 3:19
4. Water Baptism: Acts 2:38

The terms for pardon offend those who reject the terms.

GOD LOVES EVERYONE, HOWEVER, SALVATION IS CONDITIONAL.

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Katrina Clement said...

Hey Steve, Thanks for spamming me. I assume by your comments that you have not read the rest of my blog.