How To Find the Truth in a Noisy World

IN A NOISY WORLD OF TALK AND OPINIONS

We live in a noisy world, surrounded by 24 hour news. Non-stop talking and opinions pour forth, adding anxiety, despair, and fear.  How do we find truth and peace?  God has promised to provide us with hope, wisdom and discernment; if only we turn to Him and seek Him.  That is what triggered my writing this poem.  We need to turn off the gadgets, open His word and sit a while each day with Him in prayer.

How Can I Know What’s Really True?

I listened to the news today

My heart so heavy, now I pray

Dear Father, please, I ask of you

How can I know what’s really true?

 

They talk and talk incessantly

Until the truth I cannot see

But Lord, I know Your Word is true

And so, Your truth I do pursue

 

Turn off the noise, turn off the sound

Before in words my heart is drowned

So, let me sit here at your side

Safe in your love, I can abide

 

For all man’s talk can never heal

The hate, the sin that is so real

You are the only one who can

Transform the heart of evil man

 

And so, I humbly bow my head

Filled by hope, Your words I’ve read

Your Joy, Your love to fill each day

Protecting me along the way

 

The pains and sorrows You erase

Each time I gaze upon Your face

Your Glory shining oh so bright

Into the darkness of my night

So, fill my heart with You today

That I might know just what to say

To lead someone to see Your Son

The truth, the victory He has won

 

So, one by one help them to see

Their only hope to be set free

From all the hate and bigotry

Was purchased there on Calvary

 

And lift the darkness o’er this land

Your light to shine, that truth may stand

You are our only hope today

For this I bow to you to pray

Deuteronomy 4: 29-31,35,39

But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;  (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee

Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him.

Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

Take time today to seek His word.  He is truth and light.  Spend time alone with Him everyday and let His peace, love, hope and joy fill your hearts.  Pray for our nation.  Our greatest weapon is prayer.

DO YOU KNOW CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR?

If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Savior: I urge you to go to my page titled How to Be Saved by clicking on this link. Because there is nothing more important than this, I urge you to seek Him today.

OR ARE YOU IN OF NEED PRAYER?

If you have a prayer request email me by clicking here or comment here

JUST RELEASED

You can find this and all my books on Amazon.com, search Effie Darlene Barba or click this link to be taken there

Recently released Books Available

Abiding, Steadfast JoyABIDING, STEADFAST JOY

A labor of love, this book provides you with 3 foundations of truth from the scripture which once known will provide you with abiding, steadfast joy. Undaunted by the storms of life; your joy will overflow.

 

 

 


WHEN INJUSTICE AND VIOLENCE REIGN:
Through a study of Nahum, Habukkuk, and Zephaniah; I brought their message into our modern times. Answering the questions of “Why, God?”

Providing a foundation of faith and hope; even, as we see so much evil in the world and in our nation. With so much sorrow and despair, this book I wrote to guide you into discovering God’s Perfect Plan of love; amid this chaotic world filled with life’s storms.

You may click on the picture for more information on either of these books.

OTHER RESOURCES AVAILABLE

If you want to know more about other books I have written: You can read more about each one at: Book Resources.

©Effie Darlene Barba, 2017
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned except for my own books. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Credits and Footnotes

Picture used with licensed permission from Shutterstock.com and is protected by them with all rights reserved.

How to defend the truth: Jesus Christ is Risen!

Jesus Christ, Our Risen Lord

Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christianity would be a hopeless faith, leaving mankind forever lost in his sin.  It is for that reason, every Christian must prepare themselves to defend the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ to a world of skeptics with facts; and not, just because “the Bible tells me so.”  Therefore, this discussion, will present the case for Jesus Christ, as the risen Lord; based on the evidence, drawing the best logical conclusion of the data as compared to the various theories presented by the skeptics.

Death on the Cross

Before any discussion of resurrection, one must begin with death; because, for there to be a resurrection, one must have died.  “It is a well-established fact that Jesus died by crucifixion in the early 30s.”[1] (Groothius 2011) His death is written about, not only in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John;  but, is also reported by the letters of Paul, the sermons recorded in Acts, and the writing of James.

Furthermore, it is recorded by Josephus, a Jewish Priest who went on to become a historian; having joined the Romans (even in battle against the Jews) and adopting the last name of Flavius, the family name of the Roman Emperor.  He wrote about the death of Jesus in his Antiquities of the Jews 18.3.3. Tactius, another secular historian who held Christians in contempt; also, reported the death of Jesus in his Annals as fact.  Despite this, some would propose the “swoon theory” that Jesus had not died or as Islam, that Allah miraculously substituted another person on the cross and made them appear to be Jesus.

WHY THE SWOON OR SUBSTITUTION THEORIES ARE FALSE

Continue reading “How to defend the truth: Jesus Christ is Risen!”

How to Defend God Against Secular Ideologies

We must learn how to defend God against the secular ideologies of our day.  In the previous two posts How to Defend Your Faith When Attacked  and 3 Powerful Defenses Facing the Power of Evil   I have given you some of the ways to defend against what is called the problem of evil.  There are many other defenses for God’s existence, many more than I could hope to cover here.  Although I do want to present for you a few more, just to whet your appetite to further study yourself.

Ontological Argument

            The basis of this argument was formed initially by St. Anselm.  It is a deductive reasoning which begins with the idea that within our subconscious, we conceive of a being that is greater than anything else.  Indeed, our fascination with superheroes and our own drive to push toward grandeur, is such an idea.  The fact that such a being is even conceptually supplanted in our minds, can lead us to believe that either he exists only in our mind or also in reality.  It is greater to exist in reality; therefore, God exists not merely in the understanding, but also in reality.[1]  (Groothius 2011)

Even they see grandeur

Continue reading “How to Defend God Against Secular Ideologies”

3 Powerful Defenses Facing the Problem of Evil

As Christians, we will be questioned about our faith.  Sometimes, this is comes from people who really want to know the answer and sometimes, it will be from those who want to angrily attack our faith.  One of the areas where we are questioned most is in the “Problem of Evil”.  Therein we are asked, “If God is good and God is all powerful, why does evil exist in the world?”   Last Friday’s post, I presented Christianity’s defense exhibit one: the free will defense.  Today, I want to present 3 powerful defenses: we will call them defense exhibit two, three and four.

DEFENSE EXHIBIT TWO

Continue reading “3 Powerful Defenses Facing the Problem of Evil”

How to Defend Your Faith When Attacked

Never in the course of American history have Christians  directly attacked for their faith more than now.  As pointed out earlier, to a great extent our silence on these matters has led to our reaching this point in history.  So, we cannot continue in silence and hope for the best.  We must learn how to respond and defend our faith; if we are to remain the salt and light to a world in desperate need of the gospel message before our voices are silenced forever.  That requires study on our part. We must prayerfully study God’s Word that we might be ready to respond when questioned with intellectually sound arguments of defense.  Furthermore, we must teach our children to do the same. There is no question anymore whether our faith will be attacked; instead the question is when and if we will be prepared to answer.

Of all the questions levied against the Christian faith, the problem of evil is perhaps the one most used.  Because of that, I want to confront that one first.

THE PROBLEM OF EVIL

Continue reading “How to Defend Your Faith When Attacked”