I admit that I am very skeptical about the future of discernment and apologetics ministries.
I don't see the next generation coming up to replace those who have stood for the truth for so long.
It should probably be called "The Disciple's Prayer".
I run a web site where I collect articles and materials from all over the world and present them in a sort of Reader's Digest format so that people can come to one place to get the latest information on heresies in the churches as well as research past ones.What I've seen in the last couple of years is that the production of regular materials is declining to the point where it's becoming difficult to find one article for my site to post every day.This is both an incredible source of hope for Christians who are downtrodden, and a source of escalating heresy in many churches.It is critical that we understand what Paul was talking about when he wrote the phrase “weight of glory”.I began to notice how that tree has proliferated almost everywhere and then my wife looked up the information on this tree on the web.
As she began to read the facts about this tree and its proliferation I began to see an allegorical parallel to what is going on in much of Christendom.
And the LORD said unto me, “The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.” (KJV) Israel had turned away from the Lord and had gone after the gods of Canaan, namely Baal and Asherah.
Because Israel had prostituted herself with false gods in worshipping the polytheistic gods that started at Babel, God had declared He was divorcing Israel and would send them into exile until they again returned to the true God.
I was driving along and noticing that spring has sprung here in North Carolina.
One of the first trees to bloom is the Bradford Pear.
But as I further investigated this verse I found that Richardson even ignored the true meaning of the FIRST half of the verse in favor of a few translations that use the phrase "eternity in their hearts".