Verses Supporting God’s Sovereignty

The following verses support that God has the right to do with His creation as He desires:

Job: 37: 6-13
6 “For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’
7 “He seals the hand of every man,
That all men may know His work.
8 “Then the beast goes into its lair
And remains in its den.
9 “Out of the south comes the storm,
And out of the north the cold.
10 “From the breath of God ice is made,
And the expanse of the waters is frozen.
11 “Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud;
He disperses the cloud of His lightning.
12 “It changes direction, turning around by His guidance,
That it may do whatever He commands it
On the face of the inhabited earth.
13 “Whether for correction, or for His world,
Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.

Psalm 135: 6
6 Whatever the Lord pleases, He does,
In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.

Proverbs 16:1
The plans of the heart belong to man,
But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

Mark 4: 11-12
1 And He was saying to them, “To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables, 12 so that while seeing, they may see and not perceive, and while hearing, they may hear and not understand, otherwise they might return and be forgiven.”

John 5:21
21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes.

Acts 17:26
26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation,

There are many more scriptures to support God’s sovereignty.

God Bless

Brian Mason

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Support Verses for Predestination

Whenever a critic wants to suggest that God does not “predestine” individuals for salvation, you can defend the accusations by citing the following verses, and there are much more than these:

Act 2: 22-23; 22 “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— 23 this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.

Acts 4: 27-28; 27 For truly in this city there were gathered together against Your holy servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.

Romans 8: 29-30: 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; 30 and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.

Ephesians 1: 4-5; 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

God Bless

Brian Mason

Was it Jesus or God the Father who sent the Holy Spirit?

John 14:25-26; NASB 25 “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

John 15:26; 26 “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me

Some critics will say that the above scriptures contradict themselves. However proper exegesis clearly points to God, (both God and the Son and God the Father) had sent the Holy Spirit. If you read John 15:26, it reads that Jesus sent the “helper” “from” through the Father. By clear reasoning both persons were sending the Holy Spirit.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Was the Tomb of Jesus Never Visited?

Some critics and skeptics have stated and maintain the opinion that the tomb of Christ was never visited. They claim that Jesus appeared “spiritually” to the disciples and not in body, with the crucifixion scars.

This can be refuted by going to the holy scriptures for evidence.

It was the women that first went to the tomb as we read in Mark 16:1;

“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might come and anoint Him.” The women came to complete the burial procedures. Mark 16:4 continues;
4 Looking up, they *saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large.

John arrived next and saw the burial clothes, and then Peter entered the tomb and saw the clothes as well as a face linen.

John 20:3-8, 3 So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb. 4 The two were running together, and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; 5 and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. 6 And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.

The guards also made a thorough search of the tomb and reported it to the Jewish leaders.

Matthew 28:11, 11 Now while they were on their way, some of the guards came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened.

The guards would not have come to an agreement to lie if they could come up with a viable excuse for the missing body. Saying the tomb was never visited as a theory makes little sense, and certainly does not explain the resurrection appearances and mass conversions of people shortly after that. God be praised!

God Bless
Brian Mason

The Gap Theory : A Response From the Pages of the Bible

There is a notion among Bible believers and skeptics of the Word that the Book of Genesis describes two different creations. Beside the model of a “Six Day Creation”, there are proponents of believers and skeptics that say there was a “different creation”. The difference presented in Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. The model points to the creation taking eons as opposed to literal days. “Answers in Genesis” sums it up this way: “According to the gap theory, there’s a very long gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. The world that existed during this gap was destroyed and God re-created in the six days described in Genesis. This idea fails because it lacks biblical support and puts death before sin when Scripture describes death as the consequence for sin.

The Bible contradicts the idea of the Gap Theory in several scriptures:

Exodus 20:11: 11 “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.”

Exodus 20:11 Plainly represents creation taking 6 days.

2 Peter 3:5-6 5: For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, 6 through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water.

2 Peter 3 states that the World is formed from water with no mention of land in the text.

Genesis 1:2 “The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”

Genesis 1:2 is clearly an explanation of the starting moments following the creation of the time-space-mass continuum in Genesis 1:1.

Remember that scripture needs to be taken seriously and it contains the Word of God! Do not exceed what is written!

1 Corinthians 4:6 “6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other.”

God Bless
Brian Mason

* https://answersingenesis.org/genesis/gap-theory/

*https://answersingenesis.org/genesis/gap-theory/

Our Created Solar System – What You Aren’t Being Told

This video in my opinion, is one of the best to prove that God designed the Universe! I would like any atheist to please add their comments to this post.

God Bless
Brian Mason

Our Children And Future Is Being Attacked!

I remember as a first grader listening to my teacher telling me we “evolved” from monkies. This kind of stuff/garbage stays with these babes in their formative years! It just shows that Christ is coming back soon! Please, Jesus, protect our Children!

The link I have provided was from New York, however, this lunacy is also happening in Toronto Canada and possibly other countries.

Please pray for the Children and the Trans-people!

God Bless

Brian Mason

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/16/new-york-city-public-library-brings-outrageously-glam-drag-queens-read-kids/

THE BIBLE DOES NOT PREDICT THE COMING OF MUHAMMAD

Muslims surprisingly to me will state that the bible predicts the coming of Muhammad. I just witnessed to a Muslim, by starting to wish him a happy Good Friday. He then asked me why we Christians call it Good Friday, and then my witness began. The witness quickly went from the Gospel to him stating that the Muslim people also believe in Jesus but not as the Son of God.

After explaining to him the virgin birth and the Trinity his response was that Muhammad is mentioned in the bible. I asked him “where that was in the bible?” He replied that that is what Islam teaches and he didn’t know the verse. The following scripture is what he was referring to:

Deuteronomy 18:15-18
“The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’ 17 And the LORD said to me: ‘What they have spoken is good. 18 I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him (NKJV).”

With proper exegesis on this scripture, the word “brethren” refers to the Jews. It makes no sense that God or Allah, as they say, would raise a leader coming from their enemy the Arabs!

Jesus fulfilled this prophecy without stain. He came from His Jewish brethren, Jesus also called Himself a Prophet: Luke 13: 33 33 “Nevertheless I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a prophet would perish outside of Jerusalem” NASB. As well His own brethren called Him a Prophet: Matthew 21: 11, “And the crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee.”, Luke 7:16, “16 Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!” John 9:17, 17 So they said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?” And he said, “He is a prophet.”

I will post another blog on the difference of lineage between Muhammad and Jesus Christ at a later date.

Muhammad is not in the bible, plain as that. The Muslim people will say that they believe that Jesus was a Prophet, but only that. We must pray that the Holy Spirit comes upon the Islamic people and they turn to the one True God! This Easter Weekend please keep in mind and all the people that need our witness as Christians to save them from God’s Wrath! Happy Resurrection Day!

God Bless
Brian Mason

Scientism And It’s Problems

I love it when people engrossed in Scientism say they only need science because science will eventually fix everything and answer all our problems. They will go on to put down and ridicule believers in God and his writings in the Bible stating how can you believe in what is written down in an “old book written by desert peasants?” Let’s look at some of the past failures of science and ask them ” You put faith/trust in something with this track record? Here we go:
“Piltdown Chicken, Chernobyl, Mercury Fillings, Thalidomide, Hole in the Ozone Layer, Global Cooling, Global Heating, Darwinian Evolution, Iridium, Silicone Implants, Y2K, MTBE Contamination, DMSO, the Fen-phen Fiasco, Over Use of Antibiotics, Aspartame, Saccharine, and Lucy for a slice of examples of vacillation and failures of science.

As for a “dusty book written by peasants”, there are 45+ Prophecies that have been fulfilled and plenty of examples of the bible speaking about so called “scientific discoveries” of modern times in that “dusty book”! For example: The round shape of the earth, earth is suspended in nothing, the stars are innumerable, the existence of valleys in the seas, the hydrologic cycle, concept of entropy and many more!

Don’t get me wrong, I am a lover of science and believe that science is a gift from God in many cases. Science also exposes the wonders of creation. Scientism does have major problems and I believe the biggest problem is that the Gospel is forgotten in the mix.

Isaiah 44: 6-8
6 “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
‘I am the first and I am the last,
And there is no God besides Me

God Bless
Brian Mason

The Shack: Uncovered

Time to revisit the heresy that William Paul Young is putting out there in the screen adaptation to his novel “The Shack”!

Christians need to use discernment and proper exegesis of scripture. This movie is blasphemous!

A work of fiction yes, however it is insulting to God!

Michael Youssef’s sermon on this book is very important, and please share it!

God Bless
Brian Mason