How Should A Christian View Reincarnation?

To begin with, what does the believer of reincarnation believe in? Reincarnation is the teaching that after death a person’s soul will go to a holding place and after a length of time enters a new human body. It is a cycle that repeats over and over again for thousands of years until the person has learned what needs to be taught, and then the reincarnation cycle ends.

This belief is contrary to biblical scripture, though. The Bible is clear that man was to die but once and then judgment. Read Hebrews 9: 24-27 (NIV)

24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Reincarnation is a shallow idea that does not allow for the forgiveness of sins. A Christian should not believe in reincarnation but should believe in Jesus as our Savior! Jesus is the only way to sin forgiveness! Trust in Jesus as your true Savior. John 14: 6 (NIV)

6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

God Bless
Brian Mason

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Conception And Birth Of Jesus Our Savior

Merry Christmas to all! Today we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!

Conception and Birth of Jesus

Matthew 1: 18-25 (NASB)

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. 20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife, 25 but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Were Adam And Eve Created Perfect?

This is one of those things that people want to state, and I hope that it is a matter of traditional thinking in a sense? Adam and Eve were created “very good” nothing Moses wrote states they were created perfect. See Genesis 1: 26-31 (NASB):

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 30 and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. 31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

God said that the creation was “it was very good”. Nowhere does scripture say they were perfect. In fact, if they were perfect like God they would not have the ability to sin. Think about this. Whenever you hear that Adam and Eve were perfect, it may be a good position for conversation.

God Bless

Brian Mason

“Duck” Spin Doctoring

Where I lose it on the liberal media is the choice of words that they choose. Phil Robertson is a Christian, so pun intended he is a sitting duck!
I keep reading that Phil Robertson made derogatory “comments” in the GQ article that has liberals in a knot. Let me make this perfectly clear…he did NOT comment; he answered a QUESTION! Christians, please remain strong!

God Bless

Brian Mason

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Of course, you will see adverts on my page. I do not endorse the advertisements, but I respect the people of WordPress and them giving me the space to preach the Word of God. I have seen adverts that have blasphemed the Word of God, and all I want to say is please pray for the folks in the ads and the advertisers.

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Brian Mason

Does The Moral Argument Prove There Is A God?

The Moral Argument for the exist of God: God alone makes sense of objective moral values, and since objective moral values exist, then God exists.

All people have some sense of moral “right or wrong” Read Romans 2: 13-15 (NIV);

13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. 14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)

To support this scripture, unless someone does not listen to their conscience then torturing a baby for personal pleasure would be alright to do. In the skeptic’s mind though they usually rationalize this out to be a result of evolution as a form of naturalism. If they truly believe this, then moral responsibility doesn’t exist! The atheists’ claim that morals are a direct result of culture, personal choice, and evolution then what’s to say that torturing a baby is wrong? By that standard the atheist/naturalist cannot judge what Hitler did was wrong either although he knows it IS WRONG!. Moral Relativism comes to mind; “a philosophy that asserts there is no global, absolute moral law that applies to all people, for all time, and in all places”. Gobbledegook! Nietzsche wrote, “You have your way, I have my way. As for the right way, it does not exist.” So then anarchy is also not out of the picture to the naturalist!

Of course, atheists can be moral. Even the atheist was created in the image of God, Imago Dei (Hebrew: צֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים; tzelem Elohim) and has the God-given capacity of discerning right from wrong; they just don’t want to accept God or the accountability that God wants from us. Read 2 Peter 3:3-7:

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last day’s scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

This scripture is a clear warning to scoffers and mockers! Seek the Lord Jesus Christ and finally become accountable. And yes the Moral Argument proves there is a God.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Ten of My Favorite Christmas Quotes By Christians

1. “It is impossible to conceive how different things would have turned out if that birth had not happened whenever, wherever, however, it did for millions of people who have lived since, the birth of Jesus made possible not just a new way of understanding life but a new way of life it. It is a truth that, for twenty centuries, there have been untold numbers of men and women who, in untold numbers of ways, have been so grasped by the child who was born, so caught up in the message he taught and the life he lived, that they have found themselves profoundly changed by their relationship with him.” ~Frederick Buechner

2. “There is no connection between the worship of idols and the use of Christmas trees. We should not be anxious about baseless arguments against Christmas decorations. Rather, we should be focused on the Christ of Christmas and giving all diligence to remembering the real reason for the season.” ~ John MacArthur

3. “The greatest and most momentous fact which the history of the world records is the fact of Christ’s birth.” ~Charles H. Spurgeon

4. Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life. ~Corrie Ten Boom

5. The Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, needing to be fed and changed and taught to talk like any other child. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as this truth of the Incarnation.” ~J.I. Packer

6. “Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man – His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God – when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.” ~Vance Havner

7. “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!” ~Benjamin Franklin

8. “Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel, and reindeer, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” ~Ronald Reagan

9. 26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the highest. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Luke 1: 26-33 (The Angel Gabriel)

10. 46 And Mary said “My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
Luke 1: 46-55 (Mary of Nazareth)

God Bless
Brian Mason

Existentialism

Existentialism is based upon Soren Kierkegaard’s* philosophical work. This movement accentuates that “existence is before essence.” Individual choices are put above moral absolutes and in a nutshell “truth is found within personal experiences.” Moral truths are denied! This is a dangerous philosophy as, it denies a greater power such as God, and only deals with one’s subjectivity.

*Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish Philosopher who died in November 1855.

God Bless

Brian Mason