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A Foundation on the Words of Jesus

Ary Scheffer - The Temptation of Christ (1854)


Matthew 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.


There are those who would say … how do we know the Bible is real?  If  your teacher can teach you something, and then demonstrate it by rising from the dead, do you think you should listen to him?

If there are those who say, how do we know that Jesus rose from the dead?  The historical evidence proves it.

Look, if you live in a society that in spite of biology, that society can’t figure out what a woman is, do you think it has the mental capacity to study the facts related to the resurrection?  You will either have to become mentally alert and aware yourself, or be sucked down the drainhole with the rest of the unbelievers.  At some point, you have to have the courage to say, there are only two sexes, man and woman.  Likewise, you can study the case for the resurrection which has been amply discussed by those who major in the field of apologetics … books, movies, facts have been presented.  Go study it out for yourself.

But again, if people are sucked into believing that there are 57+ varieties of genders, rather than the biological man and women, they probably don’t have the interest to figure out anything else.  For the sake of your eternal salvation, you are at some point going to have to break away and  evaluate facts for yourself.

Jesus said it is the fear of other people’s opinions that keep people from believing.

John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?


Years ago, Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Emperor’s New Clothes.  The same phenomena exists today.  The Bible says that there is nothing new under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.


The same forces, problems, and potential solutions are recycled generation after generation until someone finally enacts that which works.  Gardening today is basically the same as gardening centuries ago.  2 + 2 still equals 4.  It is only when a progressive, dictatorial government tries to take over that it disrupts the very foundations of all that society has been built upon in order to crash the existing order and bring in a dictatorship.  We see that happening today.

One of the things a dictatorship tries to break down is the structure of the family.  There is a certain amount of pushback against that.  However, there is more distance to go.  Ultimately, the model has to be that which is described in the Bible.  To take part of the Bible and ignore the rest leaves one open to the forces of darkness.

II Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.


The Bible indicates that we can be servants of something other than God.

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?


John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.


The apostle John indicates here there are various aspects to that battle.

I John 2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

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