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DISTORTION

DISTORTION A. Brother ©2010 Narrowgate Publishing
"Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth..." Acts 20:30
I'm writing with a heavy heart today, as I'm overwhelmed by the massive distortions of truth perpetuated by men who call themselves believers in Christ.  Just visiting the blog world--the writings of the people central to all the so-called "Christian industries" such as publishing, and music, and the arts, education, and ministry--is a journey into the chaos of self-promotion.       This is not Christ.  This smorgasbord of self-focus is not Christ.  The name of Christ is not mentioned, except in passing, like a reference on a resume.         Of course I serve Christ, so I do this, or that, and look at me, and at my fine, wonderful life of achievements.  Of course I serve Christ, but look at me and my family, and my latest book, or CD, or degree, or conference speaking schedule.  Of course I serve Jesus, that's why I'm so successfu…

NO RAM IN THE THICKET

NO RAM IN THE THICKET A. Brother ©2010 Narrowgate Publishing
“When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it.He bound his son Isaac, and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.”--Gen. 22:9,10
You must read this entire chapter to get the whole story.But there is one point that is often missed. Abraham didn’t know there would be a ram in the thicket. Abraham was obedient to God in giving up what God had promised him…even when he had no thought that God would stop him.The son whom God had promised Abraham would be the fulfillment of the promise to make a great nation was to be sacrificed to the One who had made the promise. There was no avoidance.No way out. This son was not just a fulfillment of a promise in Abraham’s eyes.This son was Isaac, his own flesh and blood, his beloved son.He was his only son, and could not be replaced, as it had taken a miracle from God to …