From Michael Kruger’s book “Canon Revisited.”

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What enabled a small island such as England to colonise the Indian sub-continent? By the 1850s Indian thinkers came to an astonishing conclusion: one of the West’s secrets was sex — efficient harnessing of sexual energy to build stable families.

Let me illustrate.

Many years ago I was teaching in Jamaica. I learnt that 85% of children there were born to women who never married the fathers. America’s sexual revolution was just getting off the ground . . . How could Jamaica be so far “ahead” of America’s cultural elite?

Jamaica’s sexual revolution was a policy promoted by the British. In 1807, William Wilberforce succeeded in abolishing the Slave Trade. This created a problem for British Plantation owners in the Caribbean. Their business needed slaves.

Plantation owners decided to produce slaves ON the plantations. They discouraged male slaves from marrying. Like stud bulls, they should make women pregnant, but not take responsibility for them. An unwed mother will look after the child for a few months. Then she will need to work. Soon she will be pregnant again, unable to care for the first child. A child without a caring family will have no option but to grow up to be a slave.

Fast-forward to 2008. A handsome young man helped us move from Hollywood to Pasadena in California. After 8 hours of hard work, drinking a cup of coffee in our new home, he began to tell us about himself. “I hate American women!”

“Why?”

“Oh! I have loved many of them. I have kids from three of them. Each of them wants me to babysit three days a week. How can I babysit nine days a week? They all want child-support. Even if I babysit 7 days and work 7 nights, I cannot do what they are asking. I am going crazy. I want to commit suicide . . . though it may be good to get an Indian girlfriend.”

He was a smart, loveable guy. Yet, I had to be honest: “You have already condemned three women, three children, and yourself to poverty. Why couldn’t you love just one woman? Have three kids with her? The two of you take care of them. Then, in your old age, they would look after you.”

The young man looked at me as though I was an alien. “Are you promoting monogamous marriage? That is an outdated religious idea invented because priests did not want people to have fun!”

All his life, my friend had been taught he was a monkey. Monkeys don’t marry. They do monkey-business. That is what the man and his girlfriends had been doing.

Marriage is indeed God’s idea. The German reformer, Martin Luther, articulated the Bible’s unique idea of marriage in books such as “Table Talks.” A triune God created man in His image — male and female — to be one, in an exclusive and life-long relationship. The two of them become more of God’s image when they have a child and become three. It is in taking care of that child that they begin to understand the Father-heart of God, the Mother-heart of God.

The spread of the Bible made it the West’s default definition of marriage. Indian reformers understood this secret of the West’s success. Therefore they outlawed polygamy in 1955.

Sexual revolution dissipates sexual energy. It is the path to slavery. In contrast, marriages harness sexual energy to build families and character. It builds great economies and powerful nations. It is the path to human dominion over the earth.

Evangelism and Apologetics – Lesson 4

In this lesson Pastor Dan Adams continues to talk about the topic of ultimate proof of creation.

Part of For the Mission’s 2 year missionary training program, see bottom of the page for more details.

For the Mission is a non-profit missions agency located in Pensacola, Florida. We are in the mission to take the Gospel to the nations and make disciples of every people group on earth. The FTM institute functions in partnership with Ekklesia Theological Seminary and support of a few local like-minded churches. It was created as part of FTM’s missionary training/equipping program and seeks to provide free theological teaching for those called to become missionaries.

This information is taken from Dr. Kruger’s great book on the canon, “Canon Revisited.”

The book is available here on amazon:

Check out Dr. Kruger’s website: http://www.michaeljkruger.com

Session 4| Solus Christus

Blair Smith, “Against the Idol Making Factory.”

From The Gospel of Grace and Glory: The Reformation at 500 and Counting held by RTS Charlotte and Christ Covenant Church.

To the Glory of God Alone

Are the Five Solas in the Bible? Part 5

Tigers exist, butterflies exist, mountains exist, forests exist, music exists, humans exist, the solas exist, everything exists for the glory of God. All rivers lead to this ocean, all creatures will bow and pay homage to their King.

Although man exalts himself, although he is a god in his own esteem, the pride of man will shatter as a glass vase dropped from the top of the Empire State Building. God alone deserves the glory and on that day he alone will be worshiped. All false gods will be thrown into the fire, and all worshipers of these delusions will join them.

Tongues exist, minds exist, salvation exists, to bring glory to the King of glory.

Look at the Book with John Piper

https://desiringgod.org/labs/to-the-g…

Lecture 5 in Survey of Church History. In this lecture Dr. Jonny White discusses the rise and development of the papacy, as well as the spread of Islam.

Part of For the Mission’s 2 year missionary training program, see bottom of the page for more details.

For the Mission is a non-profit missions agency located in Pensacola, Florida. We are in the mission to take the Gospel to the nations and make disciples of every people group on earth. The FTM institute functions in partnership with Ekklesia Theological Seminary and support of a few local like-minded churches. It was created as part of FTM’s missionary training/equipping program and seeks to provide free theological teaching for those called to become missionaries.

Please visit Dr. Michael Kruger’s website below where he goes in depth on each of the 10 basic facts. While working with my sons we will review the previous fact(s) and after reading the next fact on the list we will go to the website and read Dr. Kruger’s short article.

https://www.michaeljkruger.com/the-complete-series-ten-basic-facts-about-the-nt-canon-that-every-christian-should-memorize/

Pastor Jon Mark Olesky preaching during the first Northwest Florida Reformation Conference in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Een preek over ‘Familie: Win het hart van het kind’. Spreker: Paul Washer

Paul Washer is founder of the HeartCry Missionary Society.

HeartCry is a missionary society with one great and overriding passion: that God’s Name be Great among the Nations (Malachi 1:11) and that the Lamb receive the full reward for His suffering (Revelation 7:9-10).

Website: http://www.heartcrymissionary.com

Videos: http://www.vimeo.com/heartcrymedia/videos

Audio: http://www.sermonaudio.com/heartcry

Reports: reports.heartcrymissionary.com