Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. How is everyone doing? Everything is going OK here. My truck has broke down again. This time it is the transmission. In the last two months I have not been doing very good because my truck has been having lots of mechanical issues. On Monday I will be calling fleet assignment and asking them what accounts they have available in my area. The plan is that if I get on an account with Werner then they will work harder to make sure I have a truck that is working because they can't afford to have a truck down on contract accounts. Unfortunately, Werner doesn't look out for their OTR drivers as much as dedicated drivers.
I talk to lots of people about God. In my talking to people, I come across people (both Christians and non-Christians) that say that the Bible contradicts itself. The problem with this is that if the Bible does contradict itself then the Bible can't be the word of God. If the Bible isn't the word of God then where do you get God's word from. Some will say that God speaks to them directly. Yes, God does speak to His people directly. God speaks to me every day. However, so does my adversary and so does my flesh (or human nature). How do you know if it is God speaking to you or if it is the adversary or if it is your human nature talking to you? Jesus was tempted by Satan in Matt 4 and as you can tell, Satan used scriptures to try to convince Jesus that it was OK for Him to commit the sins. Satan does the same to us. If we don't use the Bible then it is even easier for Satan to convince us that it is OK for us to sin by saying the actions are not sin. Jesus shows us how to react to this. So how do you know if it is Satan talking to you or God? The way I do it is to take what is being told to me and test it against what the Bible says. If what is being told to me contradicts the Bible then I know it is either Satan or just my human nature. But of course, you need to have faith that the Bible is the word of God first. Without this, you don't have anyway to challenge the spirits, do you?
One of the things that I have been told is a "contradiction" is in Luke 22:36 "