Scripture Challenge for 11-18-18
This comes from Romans:
__:__God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
*I remember when I was in college once being in an anthropology class and the professor of that class making a remark that went something like this: the world is so big and humans are so insignificant, that we were going to have to save ourselves from ourselves; because nobody was going to do the job for us. While this is probably not the direct quote the professor made, the remark did not hit home until years after I had graduated and I began to think back about that statement. Oh, she was right to say the world is big, as a matter of fact the universe is big; but she was wrong in that humans are insignificant and we can save ourselves. In God's sight people are important and so important as a matter of fact He sent His only begotten Son to save mankind from his sins. He shed His own blood on that Cross for us to redeem us from sin's grip because we could not pay the debt off; and He raised from the dead on that 3rd day for our justification! It is a free gift and has nothing to do with mankind saving himself from himself, but it does require a person to see the need they are in before they accept Jesus as Savior. The sayings of man cannot be trusted and oftentimes are lies, but God's Word on the other hand is true and right.
Scripture Challenge for 11-11-18
Answer: John 7:15-16
This comes from John.
__:__And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
__:__Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
*Quality education declines as immorality increases and there is no exception to that rule. Public schooling is relatively new in America. Even as far back as the 1600's here in America all education here was Christian and church related, and even as close as the turn of the 20th century 70% of education was private and of a Christian background or home schooled. In the verses above think about what is being said, the Jews are basically wondering how Jesus could have such knowledge without their teaching! But, Jesus was raised in a Godly home and had Godly parents; He studied the scriptures and communed with His heavenly Father daily and Jesus received His teaching from the Father who sent Him. How in the world could the unsaved Pharisees be so bold to think they could ever teach Jesus anything; however, they seemed to think they knew it all! Saul who later was named Paul and became an apostle appointed by God was a product of the Pharisees teaching. Before Saul was miraculously converted, he went around trying to murder all Christians and persecute them, before God saved Him and re-taught him. He received God's doctrine (teaching) through a revelation of Jesus Christ (see Gal. 1:12). Now, in our day we have unsaved people teaching in our schools and colleges to our children. The unsaved teaching in public schools is turning out some rather bad results in our day and the surge of immorality is a barometer that proves the point. Christian brother or sister, be careful to know who is teaching your child in school.