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So praise God when you may call 877-207-2276 is good to Randall from West Virginia Randall welcome your on here. My alert collar first on caller, and finally see the first SLR I have around for a while, okay my question is a Colombian Ben, looking at this Mark chapter 16 verse 930, whining, and that I think that if the only play that says the big, bad, as you know it even talk about being baptized with water, and if the only place to talk about. They can upstart and I've been looking at that in and there's a lot of early manuscripts that do not include that that wasn't in the Bible like three things with Maven later.
I'm wondering if they should be in the Bible there is debate about it and all the misinformation that I gleaned over the years about it now. It's a Mark 69 through 20 and is not sound that section. We called up a rickety is not found in a lot of the older manuscripts so what we find in there are some issues in verse 12 it says after that, he appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along when the country appeared a different form.
That's a problem because of biblically speaking, Jesus appeared in the same form that he died in human form.
So to say that different form is problematic in that we get to Mark 1616, which a lot of people use to support baptism is necessary for salvation. Says he is believed, and has been baptized shall be saved if you disbelieve shall be condemned. So they in the baptismal regeneration nests will use this of course they misuse it and it doesn't say that you have to believe in order to be baptize assess who is believed, and has been baptized shall be saved. But he was disbelieved shall be condemned.
The does not say, but he was I not been baptized shall be condemned if baptism was part of salvation necessary for salvation, then it would say if you're not baptize, you shall be condemned. So that's an issue right there and went baptismal regeneration nests go to this prick. If he had that particular verse. I point that out as well as this that that Paris could be that section of Scripture has 17 new words in Greek is 11 versus 17 words that suddenly appear in those 11 verses that do not appear in the rest of the gospel of Mark, and I read a commentary from a Greek expert who said there 17 non-marking words used in non-marking sense and so the implication is that it looks like a scribe from memory wrote an ending and it's the was attached and this ending of the came part of the manuscript evidence tree and the reason why I say that my position is because of the 17 month nonmarket on a flying start dabbling or I'm leaning toward that thing thing so I won't ever preach out of it because I have doubt about that and I know others who will preach out of it but I will preach out of it as a reference.
It but I don't consider it trustworthy enough.
This is the biggest issue any particular liability issue. The New Testament is that is that the big one right at. That's it. Now there's another one.
The woman caught in adultery, in John chapter 8 it's in different places in some ancient manuscripts and other, Jahan llama for John 57, which doesn't appear a lot of old scripts. Those are the three biggest right so that even the dark.
I can upstart drinking for you. You wouldn't be in it that was there rights and so their people have died because of this they have done those things verse 18 pickup serpents. They drink it. It'll plausible will not hurt hurt them so that other people got over it and that's another reason to just to this. Not really trust it, and I don't such as me like that all right sounds good pregnant. God bless. Already folks we have open logically in the call eight 772-072-2760 McCall so just want to talk about this issue a little bit further in the diplomate in Scripture. You might understand that facts are facts. And as you know, I defend the word of God a lot and I stand on the word of God the Word of God is superior to church tradition to the church fathers the word of God is sufficient and it is complete.
But the fact is that there are what's called textual variants talk with a little bit.
Give some insight into what that means and will do is I will use an English sentence and on the say the sentence and will talk about this and talk about copying and how it works and how it works in the Greek so here's a sentence. Yesterday I went to the store are the less.
To say that I'm writing a document and it has 1000 words and it and inside of that document is the sentence yesterday I went to the store and furthermore let's say that when I wrote this document. I printed very carefully. I didn't scribble but I printed this out and was careful what I wrote and that was what I wrote and then someone copies that 1000 word document letter by letter only comes to that sentence yesterday I went to the store. He is head of saying is that of the word TH… Say. He says yesterday went to the store of the word the E didn't get copied for whatever reason.
Now he has a we have a copy now with what's called a variant of the P is missing. Now, in this case we know that the E belongs there.
We know that that's how the word is properly spelled. So though we haven't a variant we would say that's it's not a problem so and if we only have the original and we have a copy that what we would say is 50% of the documents that we have have a variant and so you see that statement can be misleading because it sounds a 50% has its have had problems and eat half a document you can trust him. That's not what's going on is a variant so now let's say that someone copies the original. Again, it does it properly and copies the copy with the word, the misspelled and copies it with that the E missing and that person scoffing at accurately.
Though he doesn't realize that's a problem that we would have four total copies and we would still have an issue up to the copies having 50% to the copies having accomplished error, we wouldn't say that the original document is not trustworthy. We know that as we as a numbers of documents increase the words in Greek, which is a single letter O with a rough breathing mark over it was cold, over the the omicron. The oh well, what you do is realize okay the definite article the word the belongs there. And what if one of the original documents are with a copy of the word, though there is a good one. In it, and 200 years later the copy is brittle and note the E flakes off the that's a very they find nothing.
This is how it works. The copies are time outpaced called a vote of the break 87720776 when Matt slick live call 770-7276 charismatic slave show.
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McCall, 87720776 so I been doing a lot of research on some stuff every now and then will do is all of teach on what's happening in our culture, and I been doing a lot of reading and have been creating notes and trust. I had to say this the right way because I don't want to worry people.
But as you know I don't pull punches. I say the. The truth of what God's word says I don't try make you feel comfortable I want truth rather than emotions. I want the truth of God's word rather than your tickling messages and a lot of the television evangelists television teachers to column your ticklers. Just as the Scripture says will occur well.
One of the things I've been doing is working through a comparison between secularism and Christianity, and we want to do is go through some of the things that I've been writing and Internet in particular order.
I'm still thinking through them and got 24 things that I want to lose. Just look at and if you're listening like you to listen because basically what is developing in the secular world is secularist stick religion secularism as a as a religion.
Secular humanism is considered a religion now do is go through some stuff and compare secularism, which is which is what is in power and prominent in America, Christianity used to be the dominant philosophical… Say perspective no longer in fact we are not in a post Christian world. We are in an anti-Christian world now. Secularism is based in atheism Christianity is based in Christ and secularism. You must have faith in the new secular order, along with its practices and ideology.
Christianity you must have faith in God, along with what Jesus practiced and taught in secularism. Socialism is needed to fix the external and external problems of society's patriarchal white privilege solicit again the social and secularism. Socialism was as a political and social movements, where the state gains more power and the of the individuals the citizens lose power and where the state decides how goods are to be produced and who is to receive the goods so socialism is needed to fix the external problems of society's patriarchal white privilege and Christianity. The gospel of redemption is needed to fix the internal problems of sinful hearts of people that then turn and fix society's problems. So secularism says society is the cure. Christianity says the gospel is the cure in secularism, science provides what we need electricity Edison entertainment in Christianity God provides what we need in his providence.
Of course, but he also provides truth and trust and love and forgiveness as well as of the sun and sunlight and rain and Panthers provisions his providence in secularism. There's a priesthood of secular authorities D. Scientists political leaders source or social media giants so I say priesthood. The priests are the ones who are in the official position of interceding of declaring of speaking for God in secularism the priesthood of sex is of secular authorities. They're the ones who pronounce morality will get to that, but in India Christianity is the priesthood of Christ. So they are replacing the priesthood of Christ with their own in secularism.
Truth is relative, but in Christianity. Truth is absolute, and secularism. Truth is grounded in progressive ideas in Christianity. Truth is grounded in God's nature explained that God knows all things, and because he knows all things whatever he says is always true. So truth is is what is what conforms to the mind of God right in secularism. Truth is a commodity shaped to serve the ideology but in Christianity. Truth is not a commodity. It serves God because it reflects God's character is found course Scripture in secularism. Transcendent truths do not exist is really important that in Christianity despite Trenton transcendent truths do exist. Note the what I mean by this is, for example, is always wrong to murder is a transcendent truth it does not depend upon your circumstances does not depend upon where you are or when you are Trenton are transcendent truths that these things are greater than us when we have transcendent truths like honesty is to be above above us the personal gain. Things like this or you don't. Rape is always wrong. Molestation is always wrong. These are transcendent truth and there's others that we could list, but if you don't have transcendent truths then truth is not in actuality. Truth becomes a commodity and because of that everyone does what is right in his own eyes. Well, in light of that, because there is no transcendental truth in secularism morality that is grounded in groupthink and groupthink is a term taken from the need for that.
The novel groupthink is how you supposed to behave, think, believe, according to the group. Your understand that individuality is expressed in Christianity, but groupthink and identification with groups and with movements is how social secularism works so the LGBT group.
The homosexual group and if you have because of that there is a lack of of definite particulars and edification of of individual principles in group movements and because of that, that it's a far more difficult to assess, analyze, and refute groupthink but in Christianity. Morality is grounded in God's nature. We know what is good because God is the one who reveals what is good out of his character in secularism. LGBT Q, abortion, pornography are all acceptable.
That's because morality is flexible because morality waistcoat pocket with morality is grounded in groupthink and in no transit truths while in Christianity, LGBT Q abortion, pornography are all condemned are all sinful and secularism. More morality is flexible. It's changeable, it's progressive but in Christianity. Morality is absolute right to do that. The regular continue with these next time so to the call velvet lines give me a call 87720776 direct mats.
Y. Call 770-7276 is Matt's leg enabled Elijah McCall and will get your calls after I finish this little presentation working on for a while. 877-207-2276 and continue with this and I just let you know that I'm sharing this on our screen and side of the chat room if you go to watch it watch on Facebook you can watch on YouTube and things like that. Nevertheless, so in secularism Christianity is the reason for oppression and any and in equity.
Christianity is the reason for oppression and iniquities not just Christianity. Christianity will patriarchal system but Christianity particular in Christianity. Ungodly secularism is the reason for oppression and iniquity in secularism. Christianity is an obstacle to social good, but in Christianity.
Secularism is an obstacle to social good is going to measure by the truth of God in secularism. This is important. Man is basically good and so therefore society is a problem okay society is the problem not man's nature and so you fix things by fixing society, which is why they want socialism and putting Christianity man is fallen and sinful in secularism man needs no redemption, but in Christianity man does redemption in secularism. Self-fulfillment is emphasized gender fluidity pornography transvestites. This the right not to be offended, etc. in Christianity other centeredness is emphasized putting others first in secularism.
There's the transformation and improvement of the person through progressive ideology but in Christianity, transformation and improvement of the person through the gospel of Christ in secularism.
They practice the persecution of silencing and the censoring of opposition to Christianity.
We tolerate dissenters, but we evangelized on the left, and secularism language reflects the progressive ideology have preferred pronouns raise pro-choice partner birthing person in Christianity language reflects the minded teaching of God that is revealed in the Bible for more here.
This is from the right order for working through this, but the hate of others in secularism is based on the relationship or their relationship to the leftist order to the progressive order for you. You approve of them or disapprove them based on how they relates to your or two derricks I should say a leftist progressive ideology and if they don't relate to it properly.
You silenced him, you attack them. In Christianity you love others regardless of their status or beliefs under political position in secularism because of all of this there's going to be an increase in the power of the state but in Christianity there's a decrease in the power of the state. The reason is because in Christianity, the heart is what is governed but in secularism it's the hand that is governed so they pass laws to govern your behavior, but in Christianity there's a change in the nature of a person in redemption is of the heart is changed and so we don't need external laws for control we have internal work in secularism, reduction of individual freedom and responsibility occurs, but in Christianity, the increase of individual freedom and responsibility. And finally, and secularism. There's a celebration of sale in the celebration of leftist oral sexuality, pride month LGBT Q socialist or communist ideas, but in Christianity. These things are condemn their contempt flat. So these are just some of the things been thinking about working on and the recent talk about this because I firmly believe that if there's not a major change in a country that the persecution of Christians is going to continue and is going to increase.
And I'm trying to prepare people, Christians to be ready for varying forms of persecution because it's coming and if you think I'm an alarmist wrong on the hope hopefully I am. But the Bible talks about this and how the last days to get back so I just sent and even if things don't get really bad. It's always good to be aware know to pray for and to look to Christ and nothing else. Let's get to Eric from Canada.
Eric welcome on the air hello yeah I was wondering can a Christian have David here. No, and I can show you this instructors if you want, but okay.
So Matthew 12 roughly verse let's see authority as it okay okay here we go. This is 43 now when the unclean's medical 43 when the know when the unclean spirit goes out of a man is after Jesus casting out demons from people when the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places, seeking rest, and does not find that it says I will return to my house from which I came the means to find the same body person that it was inhabiting and when it comes, it finds it on occupied, swept, and put in order.
That means the Lord God is not dwelling in the mail okay then it goes and goes and takes along with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself and they go in and live there so that's interesting. That is the way it will be with this evil generation.
Nevertheless, so the implication is that if it's swept clean and occupied the spirit can't commit okay there will you dare at Derek Prince yeah I know who he is, that he's wrong. Good to get different at different point of view in the okay yeah so he's wrong. Okay. And many teachers on TV. Pastors are not very good.
Theologically, and they make a lot of mistakes does Mina not good teachers as me not good. A lot of good people out there, but nothing in Scripture says that we can be demon possessed. As Christian. Now there's a verse when I not possession and not indwelt by demonic forces outside your you can be ready to be influenced by demonic forces, but you cannot be indwelt by them because the Scriptures don't teach that the wind Peter denied that Christ was crucified and said good with me, Satan wasn't a statement that he was indwelt by Satan. It was just an rebuke is a very evil thing to say.
And even know that so this is out of Matthew 1242 through 45. So there's any preachers out there that teach a Christian to be possessed or have demonic forces in them is a false teacher in that regard. It does not occur.
It's not in Scripture. It does not occur that some will get into is called tri-economy where the person is comprised of the spirit, the soul and the body and they might say something like the spirit can be possessed but not the soul or the soul can be possessed but not the spirit or the body can be possessed.
Without this, the spirit or the soul and the play these games Scriptures don't do that. Just as when a gun unclean spirit without a man and then if it comes back and it finds it unoccupied, then it can go in but it's occupied it mentally spirits there kick a wind nest implication okay Derek, well I believe you and I are different think that control now. If you disagree, that's fine.
Nothing rude but it's going on. Divinization wanted what you mean by divinization of the liquid.
I mean by that was.
I mean to have the personality influenced remain.
Homosexuality 1.1 point of view you have with the other guard will then that would mean that if point of view of belief system, then that would mean the demon is in your mind controlling them.I can connect my general can you find any place in Scripture in Scripture where a demonic force could be inside someone's mind that I have never ever a kind of break the hold on him to wait for your fine first bullet folks. We have lines 87720777 mass Y call 770-7276 charismatic/show Canada still there. 11 Scripture born again but Mark 123. There was a big vinegar demand would likely spirit and he cried out what we have to do with it now. Every government I know you know I know you are all I got wide commodity. I guide may not be born again to do that. Mr. we know that possession can occur but Christians can't be possessed that I will not hold back our back can be possessed and cannot have anything demonic in dwelling in them.
Okay so I wrote a novel were I dealt with this topic and decides it's a fiction novel or teach theology and teach my things and of the skull. The influence and does a man leech is his nickname and he's possessed and I've seen where he's in front of a mirror discussing with the demo demonic forces speaking and was on into this man's mind in the month. The man can't even tell that is not his own thoughts as a kind of coming out of his own mind and so this is a form of possession and so you never find that in the Bible among Christians.
It just is not there. Look. I like to work with – and got me in total control will be here at my belly. But how do you know possession means total control and to what extent because it means total control then lies the sum the money. Ask can try out and ask for help. So it is. That's not an accurate position. So what you have to do is you have to get in the habit of you have an opinion. Look at Scripture search the Scriptures go really look through just fine. One verse find a bunch see with the word of God says.
Then make a decision okay great yeah and and yes I do too, but you won't find any verse which says a Christian has a demonic force in that at all.
Okay, this is Dr. Dick, are you all back in the near future.
Talk again. Sure, sounds good.
Alright, alright, let's get to Chuck from North Carolina, Chuck welcome on the air I format. I was the diffracted my life a little bit but when you're talking about socialism.
Now, America in the Elliott beginning of our country and with the revival break arrival plate you right away. Think individual salvation by faith right right and not the dream important because there are child of God. You think that how are you there country where you know the, the, the individual it's very important right in socialism and in dystopian novels, the individual is always controlled and/or reduced and the power of the state is always increased and at the that's how it is you were just dystopian and tight utopia. It's a bad place so 50 Fahrenheit 451 brave New World 1984. These are dystopian novels of sci-fi novels which I recommend anybody read all three. If you don't hear Juergen remain ignorant. You should read these, because in them. You will see what's happening today.
Also what's happening today is the surveillance society so yeah so what we had all loans and internets and your breathing in the phone but everything on and so on.
But that's right.
So when when you have your phone with you and you do anything on your phone you're sending out signals and information to varying technical groups that technological groups that's know what you do where you been, how long you been there there talking now about having TVs that can recognize facial expressions from you watching certain assets and if you have a camera that works is a live so to speak live while you're there so we can know what adds to put what you respond to don't respond to the health of the Alexa thing.
I had a couple of those my house are very convenient to I realized that everything I was being I was saying was being recorded and I said I took him out that and so one of the things that happens in dystopian novels is individual freedom is lost and the brainwashing occurs so that individuals don't mind their freedoms being lost their privacy being destroyed and with socialism and Marxism does is exactly that it controls the state but ignore the control. This the state control society student in order to do that has control individuals. The more information it has on individuals. The more control it can exercise so this is really important.
I talk to someone today. As an example and he said his wife is going to give his two weeks notice because at at work there asking for this person, a wife to show the vaccination card and she and his person does not want to do that it is private with the state is doing is saying I want more and more information on your private lives you're losing privacy when you lose privacy you lose freedom and if you lose freedom you lose control. And so the more we give up the more society is going to change into a secularist dystopia. This is happening. Okay I'll write in the cure, as Christians need to stand up Christian duty to file lawsuits.
Christians need to go to school board meetings is to get rid of this BLM stuff in this critical race theory stuff they need to stop openness into the dirt in the garbage heap the dung keeper belongs and the gospel needs to be preached.
Unfortunately, I say that I think regularly is that unfortunately the Christian church is becoming narcissistic and looking to the Scriptures and God himself as a therapy session narcissistic in the worship songs or are just filled with the Lord blessed me Lord, your spirit upon me. Those are good things, but you don't find Tsonga say Lord prepare may shape me send me you don't find other centeredness you find in word centeredness, Lord, what can you do for me, so bless me, heal me, prosper me and because of this they are not obeying the great commission of Christ to God and all the nations, and so God is not blessing the church with the power it needs to change the world because is disobeying God. And because of the island.
Christianity doesn't fill the gap of truth than secularism raises its ugly head and start speaking lies and because people particular society secularism don't know what truth is.
They believe the lies and they follow after the siren call of secularist moral to moralistic relativity for self pleasure self grant granted seismic aggrandizement and the church isn't too far behind a lot of areas. Okay, yeah that terrible I know if think about McNary, how wonderful they were no doubt all the people and they were were not looking for the mole. They did get built absolutely by the Lord completely and perfectly, but they did the trial run, but haven't got a blessed man okay but yeah thank you Matt, you do about okay folks, forgetting skull really fast. I want to mention what's called the social credit score and the social credit scores alive and well in China. Now you describe it you tell me if you think it can happen today in America with all of the surveillance equipment technology that they have selected the credits for social credit score is in China if you there's cameras everywhere so they can look at facial recognition.
They have your if their phones I can tell you where you been, if you help the lady across the street you get a positive point.
If you yell at it when you don't need to yell and cause a problem in a crowd then you are not down appoint things like this and as an entity, it can go into different areas to the movies you watch to the things you say on social media to all kinds of stuff.
The higher your score, the more rewards you have in the lower your score, the less rewards you have. So the less rewards you have can be things like, you can get a certain job or you can be fired from your job so they control you.
This is the social credit score system and bring about on karma and the fear is it's coming to America and we know, for example, Wells Fargo is now canceling people who are our conservatives. PayPal has punish people for being conservatives so it's a type of preparation for the social credit score that you will have this and if you don't coat the party line and you can be penalized. No folks, truth is truth. Gotta say, it we have to be aware of what's going on and to be aware right and this is part of what's happening in our world. Let's get to Ryan from Utah Orion welcome.
They met that they think you will be the good content and good conversations that you're still pretty and the foster a couple weeks back I got a big called a bit of a conversation you had with caller here of the former member of the church of the latter-day state and I love. I'm a current active member of the church of God.
Latter-day I love the fact that the book with with the peak of love for all of it that I think the time is coming near to where were all all people who want to allow people to worship as they wish are going to need to banded together with the thought with in conjunction with a lot of good work today with the way their government are asserting their power over tightening the grip. I hope that we can learn all you appreciate each other to me that we can't debate and have good healthy conversation. It if we want to help save one another. I think that good and healthy and and off them, but that I just want to say thank you very much for your your good content and that even when we disagree or think you know he is, how it is. If you are a lucky church so I do appreciate think right on man every day when you lost. I think we lost them. There so sorry about the apples. Move along.
Thanks again Ryan. Let's get to David from Greensboro earlier all, we lost to lost connection folks and there we go okay the end of the show well is in the time anyway. So one of the guys can hear me out there in radio land continue until it normally stops but every now and then we lose connection and for back on, but that it does happen. So unfortunately all you do hear me good okay thanks I will happily lost connection so folks make by God's grace look back on the air tomorrow and hope you tune in tonight of the digital Bible study doing some more parables will put the URL on Facebook Facebook down to my house really interesting parables are a focus. God bless you there tomorrow by his grace powered by the Truth Network