Money is multiplying. Wealth is accumulating. Generosity is growing. At first, I thought God was giving me a great confession to be used in my seminars, church services and TV broadcasts. Then suddenly, I realized it was much more.
I knew He was giving me seven confessions to change our financial lives. First, Debt is disappearing. The very first scripture He led me to was 1 Samuel in the Amplified Bible which says:. And there were with him about men. Like attracts like. Broke people attract broke people. As I imagined the men being gathered to David. The great news is. When we come into the realization that the creditors want to take everything from us. Then you will be booty for them.
Make no mistake. Your debt will disappear.
He said, Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons live on the rest. Debt disappearing from your life. Second, Lack is leaving. Lack is a bad, evil, disgusting, potential-robbing, destiny-destroying and promise-stealing four-letter word. Consider three scriptures. First, Proverbs in the New Living Translation says:.
Second, Psalm in the Amplified Bible says:. For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear. The third verse is Proverbs n the Amplified Bible which says:. If you want lack to leave your life. Revere and worship the Lord. Think right thoughts about your financial future.
Third, Poverty is fleeing. Sounds to me. Deuteronomy in the Amplified Bible says:. Let me get this straight. In the historic, orthodox creeds and Reformed confessions it finds continuity with the true church of the past and a true unity among its churches today. Our Constitution says,. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, which are called canonical, being recognized as genuine and inspired, are received as the true and proper Word of God, infallible and inerrant, and the ultimate rule and measure of the whole Christian faith and doctrine.
Constitution , Art. Mere human writings can never be our ultimate and final standard, even those with higher authority due to the fact that they were decided in the councils of the church. The Belgic Confession itself states this:. Neither may we consider any writings of men, however holy these men may have been, of equal value with those divine Scriptures, nor ought we to consider custom, or the great multitude, or antiquity, or succession of times and persons, or councils, decrees or statutes, as of equal value with the truth of God, since the truth is above all.
Belgic Confession , Art. This is an integral part of our confession—to define the nature of biblical authority and to distinguish it from confessional statements. Our creeds, confessions, and catechism are to be understood as subordinate standards. And yet they have real authority in the church because they are based upon and embody biblical truth.
The Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession of Faith, and the Canons of Dort are received as authoritative expressions of the truths taught in the Holy Scriptures, and are acknowledged to be the subordinate standards of doctrine in the Reformed Church in the United States. Biblical interpretation is the right of the Church, meeting at properly called councils Acts ff.
Because of this, the RCUS does not start anew, as if it were the first to seriously study the Bible or articulate its faith. It therefore takes its stand with historic Christian orthodoxy and the Reformed confessions in the one, true faith.
We unite ourselves to the true Church in ages past, to that line of biblical orthodoxy which we believe is most faithful to Scripture. Our Constitution, which incorporates the Reformed Standards of Unity , provides guidance for what should be taught in the church. Our doctrinal standards are a living confession in the life of the church.
Each RCUS congregation is bound to confess these as the expression of its being of the same mind with the rest of the church Constitution , Art. When men are licensed to the gospel ministry or installed as teachers of theology, they are to subscribe to the Three Forms by signing their name to the following:. In fact, to manifest the unity of the faith we also believe that members should be taught to confess our Three Forms as the faithful interpretation of Scripture Constitution , Art. It is especially incumbent upon the pastors and elders of the congregations to see that the youth of the church are properly instructed in the basic teachings of the Christian faith Constitution , Art.
Every pastor shall carefully prepare the youth in his pastoral charge for communicant membership in the Church by diligently instructing them in the doctrines and duties of the Christian religion. The period of instruction shall, if possible, be so extended that the pupils memorize and are able to recite the entire Heidelberg Catechism before confirmation.
The course of instruction shall include catechetical explanation and memorization, Bible history, Bible readings and memorizations, and the study of the books and contents of the Bible, the Belgic Confession of Faith, the Canons of Dort, church history, also the singing and memorization of Psalms, hymns, and Scripture songs. We, therefore, commend to you these doctrinal standards of the Reformed Church in the U.
The revision was undertaken under the direction of the th Synod of the Reformed Church in the U. In agreement with the Belgic Confession Art. Certain modifications were made by various Synods of the RCUS to reflect its commitment to biblical consistency. The Bible is referenced in three ways: a direct quotations, b allusions, and c quote fragments.
All direct quotations in the Belgic Confession and Canons of Dort are set in italics, whereas Scriptural allusions are set in regular type, followed by the reference note. I am from the Eastern side of the pond, so maybe need the politics of NBC spelling out for me.
I wasted precious electricity watching NBC. I have since repented and do not watch it any more. I feel much better now. Instead of propaganda and indoctrination, we fertilized the trees that day. I am a climate super-villain — dedicated to destroying the planet one plastic bag, one hamburger, one car-ride at a time. I have proudly contributed to the release of CO2, for better or worse, during my 83 years on this beautiful earth. My main PC is an old beefy model.
It does warm up the computer room nicely in the winter. Projects are mostly search for cures for diseases and medical research some projects are cancer, Ebola, clean energy, influenza, dengue fever. IMO, the project was never well thought out. WCG now has three new climate-change projects in beta testing. Is it a climate sin if a soda can gets dropped into the plastics bin? Asking for a friend…. I use gasoline. I use electricity. I use methane.
I buy products that use plastic. I buy products that use metal. I buy products that use wood. I have four internal combustion engine vehicles. I take drives unnecessary to stay alive. I like new infrastructure, i. I use a computer. I watch TV. I eat meat. I eat at restaurants. I heat my house. I cool my house. I have six children. I breathe. I believe that all these things do no harm to the earth or any other people that live thereon.
I mock people who think that a little more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is bad. I believe the northwest US is still a temperate rain forest. I believe northern Africa is still a desert. I believe the north and south poles still icy. I believe the British isles are still rainy. I believe climate is more than temperature.
I believe a hyper focus on small changes in temperature reveals the foolish childishness of these climate claims. I admit I sin by laughing at the local weather forecasters long term predictions and I do that pretty much every week. I questioned the static climate world view set by advocacy groups and hockey stick constructions of data proxies with agenda emphasis applied to modern warming. I bought a very large box of plastic bags at a wholesale store and another one with plastic straws. I bought a large vehicle with a nice, reliable V-8 engine after it had depreciated and without subsidies.
I collect dividends from pipeline companies. I visit WUWT daily. I invest in fossil fuel companies. I turned off big brother media. Am I a bad person for expanding my knowledge base? A confession is an act made by a Catholic before a Priest. And nearly forgot a diesel digger And a solar panel for charging a battery which is next to useless.
Completely illogical as plants prosper from more CO2. When praying to a plant, stand or kneel very close to the plant and breathe facing the plant. Plants appreciate very long prayers of this type. That is fine if you are an animist, I suppose, but if you are a Christian or Jew it is straight up idoloatry. Therefore we should go down this co2 mitigation road until we have absolute proof that the economy will be wrecked.
No Steven, you got the precautionary principle wrong. IMHO :. I confess I work for an oil company and am proud to help provide the energy that makes modern life, with growing life expectancies, reduced infant mortality, improved health, and greater prosperity possible, and hope those same benefits can be realized by the billions of people in the world who still do not have access to reliable affordable energy. How soon will it be before selected individuals as representatives of different groups of people will be called in before Clima-Pope AlGore to account for their climate sins? Okay, they can start the enviro sainthood process for Greta now.
She is said to have walked across the ocean. I confess, therefore, that I have nothing to feel guilty about, climate wise. My other sins are not up for discussion here. So it is really a question of failure to meet orthodoxy. I confess to using a chain saw to cut up park benches made of recycled plastics, and then burning them in my outdoor firepit.
I work in aviation and I take as many foreign flight-based vacations as I can afford or have time for. I also drive, usually, instead of taking public transport, which I could use. I am interested to see the extent of the impacts of man-made climate change, which I think is real.
Does this make me an immoral person? I do not moralize with those who reject the scientific consensus on climate change, even if I believe they are mistaken. I would be a hypocrite otherwise. I no longer heat ants to the boiling point with my magnifying glass. In fact, most critters I can corral in the house, are released back into their natural surroundings to die a proper death.
I should be printing Today, the Weather Channel was giving air time to Democrats and their climate catastrophe schtick. Other than that; off to my SUV. Our local energy company has spent this year trying to energy shame us all. They billed this as a service but I fail to see any benefit to myself I am at home all day and set the thermostat where I like it.
Next they told us to set it at 78 degrees. Apparently I use more than most of them. I did have a problem with the HVAC system we just fixed today, but we probably make more money than most of our neighbors and can afford to keep the house cooler, so we do. I pay my electric bill on time every month, I should not be getting these nanny messages.
I confess I have a pantry full of pork and beans. A methane induced juggernaut. Just trying to keep up with those Hollywood hypocrites in my own humble way. Dress Up. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. We asked for your climate confessions.
Like this: Like Loading Related posts. Yes, we are evil, evil I tell you! Doctor: writing prescription take two of these and make an appointment for 1 weeks time. Meanwhile the Doctor is writing another script. You can maximize that methane with beef products. I highly recommend Taco Bell. I love the enthusiasm that everyone has put into their climate confessions!
Your current employment is really having a sad and rather pathetic effect on you, SM. That deep dark secret he tries to hide that he knows nothing about climate. LdB, Well, I for one am ready to take his confession. For some reason, Steve is once again trying to change the subject. Thank you, n-b Gaia!
I will continue my non-sinning ways! Oh and the installer arrived in a petrol powered van. So add fossil fuel use to my crime. I confess. Mea culpa mea culpa mea maxima culpa, etc. An ice free Arctic is desirable. In fact, global warming is desirable, too. Although I do recycle somethings I contribute to future energy source. The local dump. Oh please forgive me my wicked ways Lord Gaia.
Oh I see now there are letters and white space, so will probably not appear. Have a nice day! Can I dine at your house? I can bring my own cats and their electrically heated cat beds.
Where is Martin Luther when we need him? Shame on you.