Tuesday, September 29, 2009

When does human life begin?

The Bible has a lot to say about the beginning of life!!!!! Let us examine Scripture to find out when human life begins.

Job 31
13 “If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves

When they filed a complaint against me,

14 What then could I do when God arises?

And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?

15 “Did not He who made me in the womb make him,

And the same one fashion us in the womb?

Psalm 22
9 Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb;

You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.

10 Upon You I was cast from 1birth;

You have been my God from my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139
13 For You formed my 1inward parts;

You wove me in my mother’s womb.

14 I will give thanks to You, for 1I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Wonderful are Your works,

And my soul knows it very well.

15 My 1aframe was not hidden from You,

When I was made in secret,

And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;

16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;

And in Your book were all written

The days that were ordained for me,

When as yet there was not one of them.

Isaiah 44
2 Thus says the Lord who made you

And formed you from the womb, who will help you,

Do not fear, O Jacob My servant;

And you Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

24 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb,

“I, the Lord, am the maker of all things,

Stretching out the heavens by Myself

And spreading out the earth 1all alone,

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you."

Ecclesiastes 11:5
"As you know not what is the way of the wind, or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so you know not the work of God, Who does all."

Jeremiah 20:17
"Because he did not slay me in the womb, so that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb always great."

Hosea 12:3
"He took his brother by the heel in [their mother's] womb, and in the strength [of his manhood] he contended and had power with God."

Luke 1:44
"For behold, the instant the sound of your salutation reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

There are serious consequences if we murder people of all ages including babies Scripture is very clear.

Genesis 9:5
“Murder is forbidden.”

Proverbs 24: 11-12
“Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die. Don’t try to avoid responsibility by saying you didn’t know about it. For God knows all hearts and he sees you. He keeps watch over your souls, and he knows you know. And he will judge all people according to what they have done.”

God owns and made our bodies!!!!

1 Corinthians 6:12-13
“You may say ‘I am allowed to do anything.’ But I reply, ‘Not everything is good for you.’ And even though ‘I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything…But our bodies were not made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.”

1 Corinthians 3:16-17
“Don’t you realize that all of you together are the Temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in You. God will bring ruin to anyone who ruins this temple. For God’s temple is holy, and you Christians are that temple.”

God is faithful to forgive us of all of our sins including murder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 John 1-9
“If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong.”

Isaiah 1:18
“No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as sand.”

So abortion is murder, we are all made in God's image, we can all be forgiven for our sins through Jesus Christ our atoning sacrifice.

God bless you all!
Mark Cannon

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Famous Quotes on Evangelism

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones
There is no true evangelism without the doctrine of sin, and without an understanding of what sin is. I do not want to be unfair, but I say that a gospel which merely says “Come to Jesus,” and offers Him as a Friend, and offers a marvelous new life, without convicting of sin, is not New Testament evangelism. The essence of evangelism is to start by preaching the law; and it is because the law has not been preached that we have so much superficial evangelism…evangelism must start with the holiness of God, the sinfulness of man and the eternal consequences of evil and wrong-doing. It is only the man who has been brought to see his guilt in this way who flies to Christ for deliverance and redemption.
False teaching does not emphasize repentance in any real sense. It has a very wide gate leading to salvation and very broad way leading to heaven. You need not feel much of your sinfulness; you need not be aware of the blackness of your own heart. You just “decide for Christ” and you rush in with the crowd, and your name is put down, and is one of the large number of “decisions” reported by the press. It is entirely unlike the evangelism of the Puritans and of John Wesley, George Whitefield and others, which led men to be terrified of the judgment of God, and to have an agony of soul sometimes for days and weeks and months.

[Charles H. Spurgeon]
If sinners are to be damned, let them leap over our bodies to do so.

Martin Luther
It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor

Curry R. Blake
If your Gospel isn't touching others, it hasn't touched you!

Charles Spurgeon
Someone asked Will the heathen who have never heard the Gospel be saved? It is more a question with me whether we -- who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not -- can be saved.

Leonard Ravenhill
We Christians are debtors to all men at all times in all places, but we are so smug to the lostness of men. We've been "living in Laodicea ", lax, loose, lustful, and lazy. Why is there this criminal indifference to the lostness of men? Our condemnation is that we know how to live better than we are living.

John Wesley
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth.

A. A. Allen
If you are walking with Jesus, in the Spirit, you need not fear going too far. No believer has gone as far as God wants him to go

William Booth
'Not called!' did you say? 'Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face -- whose mercy you have professed to obey -- and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.

Oswald Chambers
If we are devoted to the cause of humanity, we shall soon be crushed and broken-hearted, for we shall often meet with more ingratitude from men than we would from a dog; but if our motive is love to God, no ingratitude can hinder us from serving our fellow men.

John Piper
Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't

John Piper
God is pursuing with omnipotent passion a worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshippers for Himself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. Therefore, let us bring our affections into line with His, and, for the sake of His name, let us renounce the quest for worldly comforts and join His global purpose.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

God works through anyone!!!!!!!!!

There are many examples of God working through people and even a donkey. His Word will not come back void, so every time the Word of God is preached, spoken for people to hear, written for people to see, discussed for people to retain, taught for people to obey, acted upon for people to understand how to live, anyway the Word of God is communicated, He has a purpose for, His plan is amazing and the Law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul. Not all Christians are pastors, or writers, or teachers, but we are all granted gifts from the Holy Spirit!!We must use these gifts to further the Kingdom of God in the world!! We all bring something unique to the table, some are teachers, some are preachers, some are scholars, some are writers, some are musicians, some are poets, some are business men and women, some are caretakers, some are tax collectors, some are tent makers, some are scholars, some are parents, some are children, some are blind, some are deaf, some are mute, some are living in the farthest reaches of the world, and some are living in expensive houses, some are scientists, some are military people, whatever you are or do for a living, God has a purpose for your life, a direction for you to go. Your family has been chosen specifically by God, your hair, your eyes, your nose, the color of your skin, the hands and feet you have serve Jesus in ways you never thought possible. He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ the God/man to be a propitiation or sacrifice for our sins, and His death cleans us and makes us to be seen as righteous before our holy and awesome God!!!! Now sometimes you feel like you are not worth anything to people, maybe you feel like you cannot contribute anything to a certain group of people, maybe you let the struggles of the world pollute your mind which in turn clouds your view of God!!! I am living proof that God can take a mess of a person and be allowed to glorify Christ, and I know you are to. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God! But guess what, while we were yet sinners, Jesus Christ died for us, now, to say we are not worth anything or incapable of serving Christ is not the right thing to do, Jesus Christ died for us in our sins, He knows us, He knows we mess up, He lets those who are willing serve Him and bring glory to His name!! The pharisees were the most religious people in the time of Christ, they did not believe in Christ being God however so they said He was blasphemous comparing Himself or calling Himself God. What is even more amazing is that the disciples of Jesus Christ were ordinary people, a tax collector, some fishermen, a doctor, even a guy who used to take pleasure in the death of followers of Christ. So if you complain about the situation your are in which I do as well, we are not glorifying God, He tells us not to worry, but trust in Him and His joy is our strength so do not worry. Remember, we all have a purpose for the Lord to grow in us, and He will complete it to His glory. Also Jesus said the first shall be last and the last shall be first, so those who think they are all that and a bag of potato chips on the earth will be humbled by God, and those who have a humble and contrite heart and spirit filled with worship, praise and honor for God as well as humility will be lifted up with Christ!!!

I love you with the love that only Jesus Christ could give me to love with,
Mark Cannon

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Children of God vs antichrists

1 John 2

1My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for[a] the sins of the whole world.

3We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. 4The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5But if anyone obeys his word, God's love[b] is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: 6Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.

7Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.

9Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. 10Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him[c] to make him stumble. 11But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.
12I write to you, dear children,
because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.
13I write to you, fathers,
because you have known him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
because you have overcome the evil one.
I write to you, dear children,
because you have known the Father.
14I write to you, fathers,
because you have known him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
because you are strong,
and the word of God lives in you,
and you have overcome the evil one.
Do Not Love the World
15Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
Warning Against Antichrists
18Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

20But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.[d] 21I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son. 23No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

24See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is what he promised us—even eternal life.

26I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
Children of God
28And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.

29If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.

God has power packed 1 John 2 with straight truth on why this was written, who this book affects and how you can truly know that you are a child of God. Jesus Christ the Righteous One died to atone our sins and the sins of the whole world. If we are to know God, or more importantly be known by God we must obey His commands and then the love of God will be made complete in our lives. If we do not obey the commands of God and claim to know Him, then we are liars and the truth is not dwelling in us.

John wrote to the children because their sins were forgiven on account of the name of Jesus Christ, and because they have known God the Father.

John wrote to the young men because they have overcome satan, the evil one, who is the father of all lies and a liar from the beginning, and they are strong, the Word of God lives in them, and they have overcome the evil one.

John wrote to the fathers because they have known Him who is from the beginning.

John tells us not to love the world or anything in the world because they are going to pass away and the love of the Father is not in him. Instead John writes to say that we are to do the will of God so that we may live forever.

John also writes to say that the antichrist is coming and that there have been many antichrists who have come to earth and denied the fact that Jesus is the Christ, and when they did that they denied the Father and the Son and because they denied the Son of God they do not have God the Father.

He also wrote this to confirm the true believers in Jesus Christ, who have been anointed by the Holy One, know the truth, the anointing remains in them, and this anointing teaches them and is not a counterfeit anointing so that they can remain in God.

He ends this chapter saying that believers in Jesus Christ can be both confident and unashamed before Him at His coming and that because of the righteousness of Jesus Christ, those who do what is right have been born of Jesus Christ.

Differences between God and me

I am a huge sinner, but Jesus Christ is a huge Savior, I am lost and do not have a way, He is the Way, I have no strength, no one is stronger than God, I have no hope, He is the hope- giver, I am scared and angry, God gives me joy. I am young, God is eternal, I grow old, God stays the same, I stumble, God picks me up, I make things wrong, God makes things right, I have needs, God fulfills my needs, I fail, God gives me an ability to succeed, I do not speak well, God gives me words to say, I repent, accept Jesus Christ as Savior and King of my life, and I have the Holy Spirit living in me, the Holy Spirit produces the fruit of the Spirit in me, I die, Christ gives me life.