The Bible warns us not to depart from the teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles and prophets as recorded in Scripture. But also warns us of deceivers, teaching contrary to God’s word. Some of the claims and devices of various false teachers are exposed in this message, along with encouragement aimed at helping you remain faithful to the truth of God’s Word.
Apostasy is a subject largely neglected in most churches, and usually when it is discussed, it is not addressed accurately or with full understanding. In Part 5 of his sermon series, pastor Rod Reynolds discusses the apostasies that occurred in the early church during the time of the apostles and immediately following that era.
In Part 4 of his sermon series, pastor Rod Reynolds picks up the discussion with the apostasy among the Jews during the time of Antiochus Epiphanes in the second century BC. and leading up to the time of Jesus Christ.
Apostasy is a theme that is found throughout the Bible. So, to understand the Bible, you must understand the history of apostasy and rebellion against the Creator. Humanity has been in a state of rebellion against God since the time of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. In Part 3 of his sermon series, pastor Rod Reynolds continues with a discussion of the captivity of Israel and Judah to foreign nations as punishment for their persistent rebellion against God. Also examined in this sermon are the apostasies of Gentile nations, such as the Chaldean empire.
Early in the year according to the commonly accepted civil calendar (the Gregorian calendar), a strange custom called “Mardi Gras” or “Carnival” is observed widely in allegedly “Christian” nations. What is the origin of this weird festival, and is it truly Christian in nature?Continue reading →