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32495 converted by the media
The bible stories
 
 
32496 Aut Nihil
Aut Ceasar
 
 
32497 or just a simple flooding
Noah's ark
 
 
32498 The artificial created anti-Semitism
Israel
 
 
32499 proof later
Believing first
 
 
32500 or just faith.....
An addiction
 
 
32501 Bestowed upon us by God
The manner of love
 
 
32502 of all.....
The saviour
 
 
32503 Who is fooling who
The main question
 
 
32504 But who is doubtingh the creation
Some doubt
 
 
32505 will He return to us.....
2000 years ago
 
 
32506 The story of the Ukraine
Bandera the so admired killer in WW2 by the EU.
 
 
32507 With the devil on your side
Who can fail.....
 
 
32508 It grows.
Belief is like a tree
 
 
32509 I will presch........
Being the least of all saints
 
 
32510 The bibles answers
Who can.......
 
 
32511 Antique books.
Killing off a market
 
 
32512 A path for us.....
God has laid out
 
 
32513 You can move mountains.
If you belief
 
 
32514 without a church
Spreading the word
 
 
32515 On heaven and Earth
Praising the Lord
 
 
32516 or are they not?
Are they?
 
 
32517 Let us pray.....
When we say.....
 
 
32518 wrote those words?
Did Mordecai
 
 
32519 Without Jesus?
Would the Hebrew be known
 
 
32520 Any real proof of Jesus?
But is there any?
 
 
32521 a belief?
Atheism
 
 
32522 Immunity
A system
 
 
32523 Revive thy work
Oh Lord
 
 
32524 What to do with him
A masn called Christ
 
 
32525 Spirits, deities and gods
first three pages
 
 
32526 Are the churches getting the hungry
To the table...
 
 
32527 Called Jesus.
What tyo do with a man
 
 
32528 The mediator
Christ.....
 
 
32529 Spirits, Deities, Gods
second part
 
 
32530 I should do.
What is it....
 
 
32531 It rules religion
Money
 
 
32532 full of self control
See a man
 
 
32533 Spirits, Deitie, Gods
part four
 
 
32534 In the hand of God
We are sinners
 
 
32535 Are you?
Iam a Christian
 
 
32536 The microben
Human health
 
 
32537 Where is my strenght
Heavenly father
 
 
32538 Spirits, Deities, Gods
Part four
 
 
32539 He shall help us
Do not hesitate
 
 
32540 Views....
Paternostal
 
 
32541 Microbal inflamation
Maladaption of the body
 
 
32542 of the feet
The washing.....
 
 
32543 Spitits, Deities, Gods
Part five
 
 
32544 from gopfor wood
Make yourself an ark
 
 
32545 What is life to you,
Our life,
 
 
32546 Use it well
Time is short,
 
 
32547 When old passes away
All becomes new
 
 
32548 Spirits, Deities, Gods
part Six
 
 
32549 His love will remove it.
Hatred?
 
 
32550 It stirs up your love
His love
 
 
32551 The holy spit works.
Through providence
 
 
32552 Hell for you.
Hell will be.....
 
 
32553 Spirits, Deities, Gods
part seven
 
 
32554 Rejoice.......
All the people......
 
 
32555 The killing of Floyd
The previous history of
 
 
32556 Language
streken Frysk
 
 
32557 Karaites
The story
 
 
32558 God
The concurend
 
 
32559 Atheist
Part two
 
 
32560 McCarthyism
A look in the past
 
 
32561 a view of God
The Western countries
 
 
32562 It's burning
The Negev....
 
 

32526 Are the churches getting the hungry

Take your scientific consolation into a room where a mother has lost her child. Try your doctrine of the survival of the fittest with that broken-hearted woman. Tell her that the child that died was not as fit to live as the one left alive. Where does that scientific junk lift the burden from her heart? Go to some dying man and tell him to pluck up courage for the future. Try your philosophy on him; tell him to be confident in the great to be and the everlasting what is it. Go to that widow and tell her it was a geological necessity for her husband to croak. Tell her that in fifty milion years we will all be scientific mummies on a shelf - petrified specimens of an extinct race. What does all this stuff get her? After you have gotten through with your science, philosophy, psychology, eugenics, social service, sociology, evolution, protoplasms, and fortuitous concurrence of atoms, if she isn't bug-house, I will take the Bible and read God's promise, and pray - and her tears will be dried and her soul flooded with calmness like a California sunset.

Is the church drawing the hungry world to its tables? There is no dodging or blinking or pussy-footing the fact that in drawing the hungry world to her tables, the church is facing a crisis. That there is a chasm between the church and the masses no one denies. If the gain of the church on the population is represented by eighty during the past thirty years, during the last twenty years it is represented by four, and during the past ten years it is represented by zero. The birth rate is going on a limited express while the "new birth" rate is going by way of freight.

Need the world turn to other tables than those of the church for spiritual food? Jesus said, "They need not depart; give ye them to eat." The church has the power and the food with which to feed the hungry Iworld. It can feed the spiritual hunger of the world by doing what Jesus did when he fed the five thousand. 

By a wise use of what it has on hand with the blessing of God upon it,...

What has the church on hand with which to feed the hungry world! 

It has two things:

A set of principles which if put into practice in the life of the individual and society and business and politics will solve every difficulty and problem of city, state, nation, and the world. There is no safer or saner method to settle all the world's problems than by the Sermon on the Mount. These principles are truth, justice, and purity. It has a person who has the power to create and make powerful these principles in the lives of men and women and that person is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Many skeptics have said, "Bill, if you will only preach the principles of Christianity instead of the Person, we will find no fault with you." Nothing doing, old top! Wherever a preacher or a church preaches a set of principles without the person Jesus Christ, that ministry, that church becomes sterile and powerless.

Truth is never powerful unless wrapped up in a person. I take truth and wrap it up in Christ and say, "Take it!" You say, "Give me truth but no Christ." Then you will be lost. You are not saved by truth but by the person Jesus Christ. Why take truth and reject Christ when it's Christ that inspires truth?

I take justice and wrap Christ up with it and say, "Here, take it." You say, "I will take justice. I deal squarely in business, pay my debts, give labor a square deal; I take justice but not your Christ." You are lost. Why take justice and cast Christ away when it is Christ that inspires justice.

I take purity and wrap it up with Jesus and say, "Here, take this." You say, "I will take the principle purity but not the person Jesus Christ." Then you are lost, for it is Christ that saves, not the principle of purity. "One thing thou lackest," the person Jesus.

Other religions have preached good things, but they have no Savior who can take these things and implant them in the human heart and make them grow. All other religions are built around principles, but the Christian religion is built around a person Jesus Christ, the Son of God, our Savior. Every other religion on earth is a religion you must keep, but the Christian religion saves you, keeps you, and presents you faultless before his throne.

Oh, Christians! Have you any scars to show that you have fought in this conflict with the devil? When a war is over, heroes have scars to show; one rolls back his sleeve and shows a gunshot wound; another pulls down his collar and shows a wound on the neck; another says, "I never had use of that leg since Gettysburg"; another says, "I was wounded and gassed at the Marne in France." Christ has scars to show - scars on his brow, on his hands, on his feet, and when he pulls aside his robes of royalty, there will be seen the scar on his side.

When the Scottish chieftains wanted to raise an army, they would make a wooden cross, set it on fire and carry it through the mountains and the highlands among the people and wave the cross of flame and the people would gather beneath the standard and fight for Scotland. I come out with the cross of the son of God - it is a flaming cross, flaming with suffering, flaming with triumph, flaming with victory, flaming with glory, flaming with salvation for a lost world!

 

 

I have often tried to imagine how different the early history might have been had there been in Jerusalem at that time a great Jewish daily, a string of popular newspapers down through Asia Minor--a Hebrew Chicago Tribune, or a Pulitzer or a Hearst. Just imagine what a hard time those high priests would have had, had there been a syndicate of newspapers playing upon the front page a three-column display headline about the villainy of that little crowd of religious bigots and crooked politicians who were intent on murdering Jesus Christ, the One who stood for the common people as no other man in history had stood and no other man in history ever will stand.

 

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