Pastor’s Heart

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Truth

by Open Gate Ministries

Romans 10:9&10 “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” There is more to this than meets the eye. […]

Work It

by Open Gate Ministries

Genesis 2:15 (NIV) 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. From the beginning man was a worker. God made man to take care of the garden of Eden. The scriptures don’t give a lot of detail as to what […]

The Mighty Ear

by Open Gate Ministries

Proverbs 18:15 “Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights.” Message I heard a country song this week “Shut Up and Kiss Me”. You never know where inspiration will spring from. If I could write a song I think I would title it “Shut Up and Listen”. (Thank God, my mom […]

Pragmatism

by Open Gate Ministries

Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Our contemporary culture has been formed by pragmatism; a philosophy that measures truth by its practical value. We […]

Materialism

by Open Gate Ministries

John 18:36 “My kingdom is not founded of this world…” Philosophically, materialism, is the doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications. In other words, nothing exists but what is material or measurable, and if there is any value to be found in life, it must be in material terms. The materialism […]

Relativism: Ethical Quicksand

by Open Gate Ministries

Ephesians 4:14 – Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. The foundation of relativism is the belief there is no God and therefore no absolutes in any […]

Humanism

by Open Gate Ministries

Daniel 4:30 “…Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” Verse 31 begins; While the words were still in the Kings mouth…! Nebuchadnezzar’s fall was quick and complete. I want to clarify that I am speaking to secular humanism […]

Secularism

by Open Gate Ministries

“The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be” – Carl Sagan Secularism is a worldview bound up entirely by the limits of the material universe, by what we can see, touch, weigh, and measure. There is only now. Only what we can quantify or observe is counted as reality. R.C. […]

Our Cultural Blueprint

by Open Gate Ministries

Give praise to God who reigns above For perfect knowledge, wisdom, love; His Judgements are divine, devout, His paths beyond all tracing out. Come, lift your voice to heavens high throne, And Glory give to God alone!  Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the […]