Question: “Why is sound doctrine so important?”

Question: "Why is sound doctrine so important?"

Answer: Paul charges Titus, “You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). Such a mandate makes it obvious that sound doctrine is important. But why is it important? Does it really make a difference what we believe?

Sound doctrine is important because our faith is based on a specific message. The overall teaching of the church contains many elements, but the primary message is explicitly defined: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures [and] . . . he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). This is the unambiguous good news, and it is “of first importance.” Change that message, and the basis of faith shifts from Christ to something else. Our eternal destiny depends upon hearing “the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation” (Ephesians 1:13; see also 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14).

Sound doctrine is important because the gospel is a sacred trust, and we dare not tamper with God’s communication to the world. Our duty is to deliver the message, not to change it. Jude conveys an urgency in guarding the trust: “I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 1:3; see also Philippians 1:27). To “contend” carries the idea of strenuously fighting for something, to give it everything you’ve got. The Bible includes a warning neither to add to nor subtract from God’s Word (Revelation 22:18-19). Rather than alter the apostles’ doctrine, we receive what has been passed down to us and keep it “as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 1:13).

Sound doctrine is important because what we believe affects what we do. Behavior is an extension of theology, and there is a direct correlation between what we think and how we act. For example, two people stand on top of a bridge; one believes he can fly, and the other believes he cannot fly. Their next actions will be quite dissimilar. In the same way, a man who believes that there is no such thing as right and wrong will naturally behave differently from a man who believes in well-defined moral standards. In one of the Bible’s lists of sins, things like rebellion, murder, lying, and slave trading are mentioned. The list concludes with “whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine” (1 Timothy 1:9-10). In other words, true teaching promotes righteousness; sin flourishes where “the sound doctrine” is opposed.

Sound doctrine is important because we must ascertain truth in a world of falsehood. “Many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). There are tares among the wheat and wolves among the flock (Matthew 13:25; Acts 20:29). The best way to distinguish truth from falsehood is to know what the truth is.

Comment: In these last days, many have rejected sound bible doctrine and their itching ears have gone after error and false teaching. It is so bad that many actually get angry as they reject sound doctrine and sound teaching. They start screaming "judgmental" and "pharisee" when they hear truth. Sadly, there are few saved in these last days and the false tares are getting very easy to spot.
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Question: “Will there be a great apostasy / falling away during the end times?”

Question: "Will there be a great apostasy / falling away during the end times?"

Answer: The Bible indicates that there will be a great apostasy during the end times. The “great apostasy” is mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. The KJV calls it the “falling away,” while the NIV and ESV call it “the rebellion.” And that’s what an apostasy is: a rebellion, an abandonment of the truth. The end times will include a wholesale rejection of God’s revelation, a further “falling away” of an already fallen world.

The occasion of Paul’s writing to the Thessalonians was to correct some of the errors concerning the end times that the believers had heard from false teachers. Among the falsehoods was that “the day of the Lord has already come” (2 Thessalonians 2:2). The Christians in Thessalonica were afraid that Jesus had already come, they had missed the rapture, and they were now in the tribulation. Paul had already explained the rapture to them in his first letter (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17). Paul writes his second letter to assure them that, contrary to what they had heard, and despite the persecution they were enduring, the “day of Christ” had not yet come.

In 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Paul makes it clear that the day of the Lord, a time of worldwide judgment (Isaiah 13:6; Obadiah 1:15), will not transpire until two things happen. First, the falling away, or great apostasy, must occur. Second, the “man of lawlessness” must be revealed, he who is called the “son of perdition,” also known as the Antichrist. Once this person makes himself known, the end times will indeed have come. Numerous speculations about the identity of the man of sin, beginning in the first century, have included Caligula, Caius Caesar, Mohammed, Napoleon, and any number of Roman popes. None of them were the Antichrist.

The man of lawlessness, according to 2 Thessalonians 2:4, is the one who “will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” Clearly, this has not yet happened; no one since Paul’s time has set himself up as God in the Jewish temple. Two thousand years have passed since the epistle was written, and the “day of the Lord” has not yet come. Paul assures us that it will not come until the falling away comes first.

Comment: Today are the days of apostasy. Many churches refuse to preach sound Bible doctrine. Things like prophecy, sin, hell, salvation only in the Lord Jesus does not seem to be vogue in these modern day last day churches.. yes they love satanic rock and roll music and the use of perverted versions of the bible. They tolerate extreme lack of morals but do not want sound bible doctrine. Things are bad now and as the days pass, they will just get worse until the Lord Jesus comes and raptures home the saved.
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Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China

Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China

Posted by Julie Celestial on May 31, 2020 at 07:09 UTC (10 hours ago)
Categories: Featured articles, Landslide, Severe storms

Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China

Days of heavy rainfall triggered hundreds of landslides in Yunnan Province, China, including one which resulted in 1 fatality and 4 others missing on Thursday, May 28, 2020, and a sudden rockfall in Tonghai County, trapping 2 people and injuring 2 others on Friday, May 29. The severe weather has also caused widespread devastation, with telecommunications, electricity, and traffic severely affected.

Drung-Nu Autonomous County of Gongshan has been lashed by the heaviest rainfall since records began, according to the county government’s information office.

The disasters have affected more than 5 300 people, including 1 992 residents who were promptly evacuated and 1 041 stranded tourists.

Apple’s latest iOS 13.5 update contains contact tracing malware to enslave you

Apple’s latest iOS 13.5 update contains contact tracing malware to enslave you

05/30/2020 / By Ethan Huff


Some 23 countries, including the United States, have agreed to accept Apple’s latest iOS smartphone update, known as 13.5, which contains built-in contact tracing technology for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). But is it really a good idea to install it?

The reason we ask is because so-called contact tracing is not designed to keep you “safe,” despite what some authorities claim. It is designed to keep you enslaved by watching everything you do and tracking everywhere you go, all in the name of promoting “public safety.”

Donald Trump: The United States will Designate Antifa as a Terrorist Organization

Donald Trump: The United States will Designate Antifa as a Terrorist Organization

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President Donald Trump announced on Sunday plans to designate the violent leftist group Antifa as a terrorist organization.

“The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The president commented after consecutive days of heightened rioting in several major cities after a black man George Floyd died after an officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while detaining him.

Trump blamed the violence on “Radical Left Anarchists” thanking the National Guard for helping quell the riots in Minneapolis.

Scorching heatwave reaching the US, India and Siberia

Scorching heatwave reaching the US, India and Siberia

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Scorching heatwave reaching the US, India and Siberia

(ETH) – A scorching heatwave is making its way through parts of the United States as well as threatening record highs in other parts of the World. According to a report from CNBC, Parts of the U.S. are going to see triple digits over the next few days, and its only the month of May.

Some of these states in the Northeast are already experiencing scorching temperatures including Burlington, Vermont, which reached 95 degrees Fahrenheit this week after experiencing snow just a couple weeks ago, as well as upstate New York.

Meanwhile, India is also experiencing scorching temperatures reaching 118 degrees in the capital New Delhi this week and 122 degrees in Rajasthan, a state in northern India which only adds insult to injury with the country struggling to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic and faces a massive locust invasion.

America Descends Into Chaos Amid Nationwide Attacks “Designed To Destabilize Civil Society”

America Descends Into Chaos Amid Nationwide Attacks "Designed To Destabilize Civil Society"

Protests raged overnight in dozens of U.S. cities, including Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta, Houston, and several large metro areas on the West Coast.

‘A Year’s Worth of Suicide Attempts in Four Weeks’: The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Lockdowns | Jon Miltimore

‘A Year’s Worth of Suicide Attempts in Four Weeks’: The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Lockdowns | Jon Miltimore

The costs of the government responses to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have been severe. New evidence suggests they could be even worse than we imagined. An ABC affiliate in California reports that doctors at John Muir Medical Center tell them they have seen more deaths by suicide than COVID-19 during the quarantine.

AI to choose your news? Microsoft to get rid of journalists & replace them with ROBOTS

AI to choose your news? Microsoft to get rid of journalists & replace them with ROBOTS

AI to choose your news? Microsoft to get rid of journalists & replace them with ROBOTS

It appears no one is safe from the rise of the bots: Microsoft has announced that it will be axing its team of journalists that work for, and replacing them with news-savvy artificial intelligence.

ANTIFA And Blacks Lives Matter Kill Their First Cop As Over 7,500 Rioters Swarm The Streets Of Oakland In A Bloodlust Frenzy Of Rage And Violence

ANTIFA ANTIFA And Blacks Lives Matter Kill Their First Cop As Over 7,500 Rioters Swarm The Streets Of Oakland In A Bloodlust Frenzy Of Rage And Violence May 30, 2020 Two Federal Protective Service officers were shot – one fatally – by ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter rioters Friday night in Oakland during George Floyd fury….

WE CAN’T BREATHE: America Wakes To Stunning Carnage In Over 30 States As Tyranny And Anarchy Become Simultaneo us For First Time In Our Nation’s History

EX-MUSLIM explains how the Islamic Call to Prayer in non-Muslim countries, not only is intrusive and offensive, it represents Islamic supremacism and dominance

EX-MUSLIM explains how the Islamic Call to Prayer in non-Muslim countries, not only is intrusive and offensive, it represents Islamic supremacism and dominance

May 30, 2020 by BareNakedIslam 8 Comments

The fact that it is allowed to be broadcast from mosques in America and Canada, using powerful amplifiers, five times a day, everyday, starting before dawn, is an example of political correctness gone wild. It is the equivalent of playing Nazi speeches in the heart of Jerusalem everyday.

Eight Reasons We Should Avoid Christian Conferences

Eight Reasons We Should Avoid Christian Conferences

May 21, 2019 News Division

Listen, people. These conferences are killing us. By “us,” I mean evangelicals. Revoice, MLK50, Together for the Gospel, The Gospel Coalition, the Passion Conference, Asuza, and so many more conferences inundate us, largely with things that are not good. Every week there is a new conference in which heretics share the stage with some otherwise sound brothers. Most recently, it was announced that our dear Alistair Begg would be speaking alongside Beth Moore (may God forbid).

The Doctrine of Godly Separation seems almost inapplicable to sharing pulpits for many evangelicals, which is the one primary place it should matter the most. The fact is, most evangelical leaders will accept any invitation to speak anywhere at any time they are lent the platform, even if it means lending their own credibility to others on the platform.

Question: “What is the Christian view of suicide? What does the Bible say about suicide?”

Question: "What is the Christian view of suicide? What does the Bible say about suicide?"

Answer: The Bible mentions six specific people who committed suicide: Abimelech (Judges 9:54), Saul (1 Samuel 31:4), Saul’s armor-bearer (1 Samuel 31:4–6), Ahithophel (2 Samuel 17:23), Zimri (1 Kings 16:18), and Judas (Matthew 27:5). Five of these men were noted for their wickedness (the exception is Saul’s armor-bearer—nothing is said of his character). Some consider Samson’s death an instance of suicide, because he knew his actions would lead to his death (Judges 16:26–31), but Samson’s goal was to kill Philistines, not himself.

The Bible views suicide as equal to murder, which is what it is—self-murder. God is the only one who is to decide when and how a person should die. We should say with the psalmist, “My times are in your hands” (Psalm 31:15).

God is the giver of life. He gives, and He takes away (Job 1:21). Suicide, the taking of one’s own life, is ungodly because it rejects God’s gift of life. No man or woman should presume to take God’s authority upon themselves to end his or her own life.

Some people in Scripture felt deep despair in life. Solomon, in his pursuit of pleasure, reached the point where he “hated life” (Ecclesiastes 2:17). Elijah was fearful and depressed and yearned for death (1 Kings 19:4). Jonah was so angry at God that he wished to die (Jonah 4:8). Even the apostle Paul and his missionary companions at one point “were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself” (2 Corinthians 1:8).

However, none of these men committed suicide. Solomon learned to “fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Elijah was comforted by an angel, allowed to rest, and given a new commission. Jonah received admonition and rebuke from God. Paul learned that, although the pressure he faced was beyond his ability to endure, the Lord can bear all things: “This happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead” (2 Corinthians 1:9).

So, according to the Bible, suicide is a sin. It is not the “greatest” sin—it is no worse than other evils, in terms of how God sees it, and it does not determine a person’s eternal destiny. However, suicide definitely has a deep and lasting impact on those left behind. The painful scars left by a suicide do not heal easily. May God grant His grace to each one who is facing trials today (Psalm 67:1). And may each of us take hope in the promise, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).

Comment: Self murder is a sin. I would say a saved Christian walking with the Lord and serving Him has a great purpose to life and will not even consider self murder. But always remember the fact that the blood of the Lord Jesus does cleanse from all sin.
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Question: “What does the Bible say about sex before marriage?”

Question: "What does the Bible say about sex before marriage?"

Answer: There is no Hebrew or Greek word used in the Bible that precisely refers to sex before marriage. The Bible undeniably condemns adultery and sexual immorality, but is sex before marriage considered sexually immoral? According to 1 Corinthians 7:2, “yes” is the clear answer: “But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.” In this verse, Paul states that marriage is the “cure” for sexual immorality. First Corinthians 7:2 is essentially saying that, because people cannot control themselves and so many are having immoral sex outside of marriage, people should get married. Then they can fulfill their passions in a moral way.

Since 1 Corinthians 7:2 clearly includes sex before marriage in the definition of sexual immorality, all of the Bible verses that condemn sexual immorality as being sinful also condemn sex before marriage as sinful. Sex before marriage is included in the biblical definition of sexual immorality. There are numerous Scriptures that declare sex before marriage to be a sin (Acts 15:20; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:13, 18; 10:8; 2 Corinthians 12:21; Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5:3; Colossians 3:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Jude 7). The Bible promotes complete abstinence before marriage. Sex between a husband and his wife is the only form of sexual relations of which God approves (Hebrews 13:4).

Comment: Hard to believe, but people ask this question wondering if it is okay to be immoral before marriage. This behaviour is what lost people do all the time. But it is not for the saved Christian who must watch and keep their Godly morals. The mosiac law ended at the cross.. In Acts the saved Christians are given certain restrictions, things that are sin and which they are not to do. Notice that fornication is one of those things.. Fornication is sex before marriage. see the verse: Acts 15:20 “But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.”
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There Will Be A Lot More Rioting, Looting And Civil Unrest As The U.S. Economy Continues To Crumble

There Will Be A Lot More Rioting, Looting And Civil Unrest As The U.S. Economy Continues To Crumble

May 28, 2020 by Michael Snyder

What we have been witnessing on the streets of Minneapolis is just the beginning. Our nation is so deeply divided, and a large portion of the population is losing faith in the basic institutions that govern our society. Personally, I don’t know how anyone can watch the video of what happened to George Floyd without having an emotional reaction. Police brutality has been a massive problem in the United States for many years, and it has gotten to the point where most of the country no longer has faith in the police. Of course the rioters are not helping their cause by burning down the communities that they are supposedly defending. And after causing so much chaos on Wednesday night, protesters were back in the streets of Minneapolis on Thursday(Read More…)

As America Burns We are witnessing an increase of Satanic Activity

As America Burns We are witnessing an increase of Satanic Activity

May 30, 2020 by Jon Watkins

As America Burns We Are Witnessing An Increase of Satanic Activity – From COVID-19 To The Politics Of Destruction, We See Evil Snowballing Across The Nation By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine We are noting a number of events happening simultaneously, from the COVID-19 lockdowns and the violation of constitutional rights still continuing, to … Click Here to Read more

President Puts Military Troops & Military Police On Notice To Deploy To US Streets

President Puts Military Troops & Military Police On Notice To Deploy To US Streets

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The U.S. President has put the Army on notice to be deployed to US streets for the first time since the LA riots in 1992 as Minneapolis erupts for the fourth night and violent protests sweep the country over the killing of George Floyd. Soldiers in North Carolina and in New York have been ordered to be ready to move … Read More

A specter is haunting America — the specter of socialism

A specter is haunting America — the specter of socialism

Posted by Marsha West ∙ May 30, 2020 ∙ In OpinionCoronavirus – COVID-19, Democrat, Economy, Russia, Socialism, Totalitarianism, United States of America

The conservatives and libertarians keep chanting, “Socialism doesn’t work,” and they produce charts and tables to prove it. The socialists glance over the charts and tables and then they clamor for more socialism. They don’t care about data because no amount of data can refute a dream. The socialist mantra is, “We don’t care if it hasn’t worked. We will figure out a way to make it work.” The critics are focused on yesterday, while the socialists are all about tomorrow. Owen Jones expresses this futuristic hope, “A socialist society…doesn’t exist yet, but one day it must.”

(Dinesh D’Souza – Breitbart) We have gotten a nasty preview of it during the Coronavirus epidemic. We’ve experienced empty shelves, food shortages, limits on what you can buy, and also the attack on civil liberties, on freedom of assembly, on religious liberty, on privacy. So we’ve endured on a temporary basis what, under socialism, we are likely to endure on a permanent basis. Continue reading →

Highly Contagious and Deadly Virus Decimates Rabbits Across the U.S.

Highly Contagious and Deadly Virus Decimates Rabbits Across the U.S.

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A highly contagious and deadly virus is sweeping across the US and threatening rabbits.

Infected rabbits may exhibit no symptoms before suddenly dying, or they may suffer fever, swelling, internal bleeding and liver failure.

new Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease virus type 2 decimate rabbits across America, RHD, Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease, rhd

Millions of Lobsters Turn Otago Beach RED After Digging in to the Death in New Zealand

Millions of Lobsters Turn Otago Beach RED After Digging in to the Death in New Zealand

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The sandy beaches of Otago in the deep south of New Zealand have turned blood red after millions of squat lobster died in a series of mass strandings.

Locals in the small coastal communities of Broad Bay and Edwards Bay, who have seen whole swaths of coastline saturated in colour, reported the strange phenomenon this week.

Millions of Lobsters Turn Otago Beach RED

Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar form troubling new alliance

Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar form troubling new alliance

PAKISTAN’S PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan (right) and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speak during an agreement signing ceremony in Islamabad, in February. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The name of fugitive Indian Salafi Islamist preacher Zakir Naik is little known in the West. Naik, founder of the Mumbai-based Islamic Research Foundation, is currently being pursued by the Indian authorities on charges of money laundering and hate speech.Naik is a popular Islamist preacher in his native country.

He has been referred to as “perhaps the most influential Salafi ideologue in India” and “the world’s leading Salafi evangelist.” His views on subjects such as homosexuality, apostasy and the Jews are as might be expected (the first two deserve the death penalty, the third “control America”).

The Indian authorities note evidence that two of the seven terrorists who carried out a deadly attack at a café in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 1, 2016, claimed inspiration from his teachings.

China Working to Assume Control of U.N. Agencies

China Working to Assume Control of U.N. Agencies

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China is working to assume control of multiple key United Nations agencies in order to subvert U.S. influence and advance its anti-democratic agenda, current and former senior Trump administration officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

China currently holds 4 of the top 15 leading positions within the organization, including a seat on the powerful Security Council. The country’s sway was on full display this year when it successfully pressured the World Health Organization (WHO) to hide information about the coronavirus pandemic.

The Communist Party is also using its influence at the U.N. to thwart investigations into its human rights record and other state-backed atrocities, including its coronavirus cover-up.

Facebook “fact-checker” misinforms users about vaccine safety

Facebook “fact-checker” misinforms users about vaccine safety

Saturday, May 30, 2020 by: News Editors 240Views

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(Natural News) Facebook has unveiled a new “Fact-Checker” feature­ that’s now being used to supposedly combat misinformation about vaccines, but which is actually being used to propagandize. A “Fact-Checker” showing up on a popular video by Del Bigtree, host of the show The HighWire, claims that the video is presenting false information. However, Facebook itself in this case is guilty of misinforming its users about vaccine safety.

(Article by Jeremy R. Hammond republished from

Those in the mainstream discourse calling for efforts to combat misinformation about vaccines actually have no problem at all with misinformation. Transparently, what they instead have a problem with is any information that might lead parents to conclude that strictly complying with the routine childhood vaccine schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) might not be in the best interests of their child. They have no problem with lies about vaccine safety and effectiveness as long as it’s intended to persuade parents to vaccinate their children.