Each day brings questions for which we need answers. In a world that grows more complex hour by hour, we constantly face new problems and opportunities. What should we do? How should we react? What can we believe? The word of God has the answers to all of these questions. Often we just don’t know where to find these answers in the 66 books. Given below are references to some powerful Bible verses to keep you going in the most common situations in life. [Adopted from the 2011 Bible Reading plan published by The Ceylon Bible Society – Scripture quotations are taken from the Amplified® Bible (AMP), Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. www.lockman.org]
There are many false teachings sweeping the church today. Although not exactly a false teaching people often seem to misquote certain verses in the Bible to defend or justify unethical or illegal behavior. The number of references misinterpreted this way is countless but the five verses given below are my top picks known as being the most misquoted verses (I have provided the correct interpretation and the context for each verse mentioned below). Feel free to share this blog post for the edification of the body. Feel free to check my post titled “20 Bibles verses to help You through Tough Times” also.
Previously I emphasized the ethical and legal issues linked with the usage of pirated software. Today I want to address another aspect of the problem. Although all of us fear the legal repercussions of software piracy, the majority of us don’t bother about the spiritual repercussions. In this episode, I want to mention a few. You may choose to agree with me or disagree. Nevertheless, the word of God is relevant to all times. When God says something is wrong it is always wrong and when he says something is right it is always right.
When the Computer became a standard Electronic Equipment in business, home, and even Church, software piracy and using pirated software also became a widespread issue either because the consumer couldn’t afford legitimate software or didn’t want to spend on software as much as he spends on hardware. Although we don’t address the sin of using pirated software from the pulpit, it’s a widespread issue in the Christian community also. Keep on reading to find out why and how to deal with it.
This message is among the 10 most important messages I have ever preached; yet, I do not recall ever having preached this. I have relegated it to the classroom and lecture hall, but I have never elevated it to the pulpit.
Yet, I believe this truth needs to be trumpeted from the highest housetop to everyone who will hear. Some here do not actually believe that the Bible is flawless and that it is God’s revelation of Himself to us. [A sermon by Dr. Arnold Lastinger. Used with permission]