BIBLE STUDY WEEK OF JANUARY 13-19, 2019

Dr. Thomas Q. Robbins, Teacher

PRINCIPLE IN THIS LESSON:  This lesson helps us understand what that call from culture is and how important the Bible is to our answer.  The validity of the Bible’s truth and message is essential to know before we attempt to answer the cry of our culture and the “religion of secular humanism”

The TemptationThomas Q. takes a different tact with the scripture passage today.  In this message he shares more of his own personal opinion than usual regarding the selected scripture than he normally would.  We’re all familiar with the 40 days of fasting and temptation of Jesus by Satan.  That event will serve as our basis for the lesson today. 

We recently discovered an older message that had never been produced for the Come and See radio program.  We believed that Thomas Q’s teaching at that time that referred to events that were current some years ago and the principles that were presented for that need are just as desperately needed today as they were then. 

These principles remain the same as we continue confronting our culture as the people of God and followers of Jesus Christ.  In this lesson, A CLEAR, CLARION CALL FROM OUR CULTURE, Dr. Robbins helps us understand what that call is and how important the Bible is to our answer.  The validity of the Bible’s truth and message is essential to know before we attempt to answer to the cry of our culture and the “religion of secular humanism” and the denial of "Absolutes".   Listen to the cry.

This lesson was taught by Dr. Robbins back when the book, “The Da Vinci Code”, was released.  He summarizes the call which our secular society loudly proclaims such as the MTV culture, the dress and interpretations of Celebrity Dancing, what is accepted by our teens and older as to what is accepted as normal and the movie released back then - The Passion of Christ.  As you listen to this message follow carefully why we have an answer for our culture which had 'opened the envelope' even further than it was when this message was delivered.  The state of our culture is far worse now than it was when this lesson was taught when it comes to decency and ethics.

You've already forgotten the news and uproar these events caused some years ago.  They are nothing more than faded memories for you and far from being an issue.  And the producer of The Passion film disappointed the public by his actions and responses a few years ago which give clear evidence that we ALL need to be grateful for the forgiveness Christ offers ALL of us. 

The beat goes on and takes the form of new issues with the same cry from our culture and the world.  The beat keeps pounding and the cry sounds even louder.  The world, our culture and “we” are all so confused.  All of us are crying out -- trying to discover, unearth, find whatever is real and latch onto it.

The clarion call is a cry for meaning and reality in life.  Listen for  a staggering quote from Thomas Wolfe that Thomas Q. uses.  Here’s Dr. Robbins with the passage from the 4th chapter of Luke and a lesson he calls, A CLEAR, CLARION CALL FRO OUR CULTURE .

 

 

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Something To Consider

Scripture makes an incredible assertion: "God lives in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God and those who confess him live in God."  You mean to tell me that "confessing that one believes that God lives in us and we live in God" is all it takes?   That doesn't make sense!  It just doesn't compute in my 21st Century world!  Do you know why you think that?   It’s impossible to accept this beautiful truth if you only use logic or reason.  Such truth can only can be accepted and believed -- made real -- through simple faith.   (I John 4:16)   -Thomas Q