The Biblical Basis of Missions

We are busy reading and working through this book which is a must read for disciples of Jesus Christ. Every Christian is on Mission for God. Click the book to read in pdf format. This book also appears as an On-line Resource in the right-hand panel of this blog.

A Book

Here is a book that has been written about “The Birth, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ – A Biblical Account from the Holy Scriptures.” Have not been successful with a publisher. Besides, this work is placed here FREE to bring Glory to God!

Christian Bookstores

A received e-mail worth sharing.

To the Reader: If a walk-in or online Christian bookstore is found to be purposely advertising and promoting non-Christian authors and books, as a suggestion, provide them with the following Christian Bookstore Disclaimer, and ask them to display it in the front window of their store and on their website, and make copies of it to hand-out to customers. If they refuse, suggest that they remove the word “Christian” from their bookstore sign and website, and insert the word “Compromising.” A bookstore, whether walk-in or online, should not claim to be Christian and promote non-Christian authors and books at the same time. God’s word says don’t do it (see below).

CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE DISCLAIMER ON NON-CHRISTIAN BOOKS

For the sake of religious diversity and tolerance of all world religions, it is the policy of this Christian Bookstore to completely bypass and disregard the commands of Scripture to Test all things and Beware of false prophets, and advertise, promote, and offer for sale non-Christian books to our customers.

It is our desire to please everyone, offend no one, and make money at the expense of our customer’s lack of discernment–regardless of how deceptive and misleading the non-Christian author’s books may be.

Our main concern is for the financial bottom-line, the appearance and upkeep of our bookstore, and maintaining a good harmonic relationship with our book distributors, publishers, retailers, bookstore affiliates, sales-humans and vendors. Besides, the management and staff are not responsible for the non-Christian content and heretical doctrines expressed in the reading and listening materials of this Christian bookstore.

To maintain our bookstore business, we choose to cater to all beliefs and religions, regardless of their doctrines and teachings. Please remember that what you say is “cultic” and “heretical,” we may consider perfectly acceptable. Thus, if what we offer to our customers disturbs you, then please feel free to shop elsewhere. It’s your choice.        

While our customers are free for the time being to express their concerns, complaints and opinions about our policy and the non-Christian books we advertise, promote and sell, frankly, we could care less about their concerns, complaints, opinions, spiritual welfare, or the Biblical commands to Guard the flock and Defend the faith.

Your own indifference, liberalism, compromise of the Scriptures, open-mindedness, compliance, tranquility, understanding, lack of Biblical  knowledge and, most of all, silence, will be greatly appreciated.

Please, whatever you do, don’t confuse us with the facts, our minds are made up.  

Therefore, during your visit, please leave your minds, common sense, and Biblical discernment at the entrance of our Christian bookstore. Then, join together with us in the spirit of oneness, unity and full acceptance of our policy and compromise of the Bible, as we walk together hand-in-hand through an endless universe of tulips singing, Kum Ba Yah and All You Need Is Love…

Thank you, 

The Management

SCRIPTURAL COMMANDS AND WARNINGS

And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing (Acts 19:19-20). 

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21).

For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God. Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears (Acts 20:27- 31). 

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints. For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ (Jude 1:3-4)

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world (1 John 4:1). 

Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting (Romans 16:17-18).

But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1).

If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain (1 Timothy 6:3-5).

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ (Colossians 2:8).

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it (Titus 1:9).

I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ (Galatians 1:6-10).

But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine (Titus 2:1).

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep (2 Peter 2:1-3).

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but expose them (Ephesians 5:11)

Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds (2 John 1:9-10).

But it was because of the false brethren secretly brought in, who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage. But we did not yield in subjection to them for even an hour, so that the truth of the gospel would remain with you (Galatians 2:4-5)

Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? (2 Corinthians 6:14-15)

Your boasting is not good; do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? (1 Corinthians 5:6) 

And Jesus said, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23).

Click HERE for further information on what to be aware of while shopping in Christian Bookstores.

Compiled by:

Bud Press, Director

Christian Research Service

http://www.christianresearchservice.com/

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