The issue of idolatry has been with the human race for thousands of years; the subtle temptation is always to take what is good and turn it into the ultimate good, elevating it above all other things in the search for security and meaning. In this timely and challenging book, New York pastor Timothy Keller looks at the issue of idolatry throughout the Bible -- from the worship of actual idols in the Old Testament, to the idolatry of money by the rich young ruler when he was challenged by Jesus to give up all his wealth. Using classic stories from the Bible Keller cuts through our dependence on the glittering false idols of money, sex and power to uncover the path towards trust in the real ultimate -- God. Today's idols may look different from those of the Old Testament, but Keller argues that they are no less damaging. Culturally transforming as well as biblically based, COUNTERFEIT GODS is a powerful look at the temptation to worship what can only disappoint, and is a vital message in today's current climate of financial and social difficulty.
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New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet and nationally renowned minister Timothy Keller exposes the error of making good things "ultimate" in this book, and shows readers a new path toward a hope that lasts. Success, true love, and the life you've always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. No wonder we feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings—and now is the perfect time to meet Him again, or for the first time. In Counterfeit Gods, Timothy Keller shows how a proper understanding of the Bible reveals the unvarnished truth about societal ideals and our own hearts. This powerful message cements Keller's reputation as a critical thinker and pastor, and comes at a crucial time—for both the faithful and the skeptical.
Timothy Keller Encounters With Jesus Counterfeit Gods and Walking with God through Pain and Suffering
- Author : Timothy Keller
- Publisher : Hachette UK
- Release Date : 2018-07-25
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 1204
- ISBN : 9781473667129
Encounters with Jesus: Jesus changed the lives of nearly every person he met in the Gospels. These were powerful experiences that can have a profound effect on us today and help explain not only different aspects of Christianity, but the deep questions of life itself. Preaching: Timothy Keller is known for his insightful, down-to-earth sermons and talks that help people understand themselves, encounter Jesus and apply the Bible to their lives. In this accessible guide for pastors and laypeople alike, Keller helps readers learn to present the Christian message of grace in a more engaging, passionate and compassionate way. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering: The problem of pain is a perennial one; and for those who undergo particular sufferings it can often be the largest obstacle for trusting in a good and loving God. If such a God exists, why is there so much suffering in the world? And how do we deal with it when it comes into our lives?
This is probably a cancer that can affect the whole of Christian faith. Is the God who has arrived the real Jesus Christ & is He the God of Israel? When I first met God, He didn''t reveal Himself to me, but He let Satan put frog demons in me as a counterfeit god. It took me years to figure out that the gods inside me wasn''t the Holy Spirit but demons. I went through a lot of troubles having these demons inside me. Now why did God allow Satan to put frogs inside me when I really trusted it was the God of Israel? Well in the days of Isaiah God said that this would happen to me in the yr 2000AD+/-. It''s written in Isaiah 14:31. God tells the Church or Palestina that she''s dissolved due to a religious counterfeit or smoke from the "north" which means religious for religion comes from the North in God''s terminology. So a religious "smoke" from Satan was unleashed on the Messenger of Isaiah- this author- but I was able to discover it was Satan due to my marriage date- or appointed time. A Viking girl''s Love got in the way of Satan & I was able to discover that I was being duped by frog demons & Satan. So the church or Palestina was saved. Isaiah 14:31" Howl, O gate, cry, O city: thou whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, & none shall be alone in his appointed times." Marriage date. Why did God do this, dupe me into believing in counterfeit gods? It is because He does not want the Church just to believe blindly that the God who has arrived is really the true God. Satan has spent a lot of time confusing the Church saying that the antichrist shall come first, then a seven year tribulation, then Jesus will return riding on a white horse & destroying the antichrist army in Megiddo. Satan knew that Jesus would come first & in peace & that WWIII is billions of years after the S. Coming. So when Jesus arrived in peace we would think He is the antichrist & we would not worship Him. & how do you know it is the real Jesus Christ? So God le
Eleven months after leaving Earth and her best friend Jane, Emily returns to the magical world of Adelai. There she finds a strange world only a few years removed from a devastating war and uncovers the terrifying truth about the night she was sent to Earth. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Jane and an Emily from another time search for the evil witch Jael. But not all is what it seems, and the women soon find themselves on a collision course with an ancient entity hell-bent on spreading its darkness across the universe.
Counterfeit Gods Foreword Novellas have many ways of being born. This one found its genesis when, after reading my book Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time, my office janitor asked me, "Hey, Doc. If you treated Reverend Jim Jones when he was twelve-years old, could 918 deaths at Jonestown have been prevented?" "Maybe," I replied. This novella is partly a memoir about my love of my work. The story is about the possibilities and profound difficulties in changing destinies. Unlike many melodramatic TV or Hollywood movie scenarios, such changes occurring in psychotherapy are deceptively quiet...often muted. Psychotherapy involves many emotional experiences...anxiety, fear, fascination, wonder, boredom, humor/laughter, anger, sadness and often psychological pain. However, the more severe and ominous forms of pain, destruction and even prevented deaths, go unheralded. TheyOlsson-Counterfeit Godsare unnoticed because existentially, they like a suicide prevented, never in fact exist. Any genuine change in psychotherapy is always a story about two or more lives. The format I chose for this book is to alternate one chapter of Will's story (the Novel), with a subsequent chapter of psychiatric observations and knowledge about the destructive cult leader the Rev. Jim Jones. I am grateful for my friend and colleague Stuart Yudofsky MD's excellent suggestion about this format. It was sometimes used by one of my favorite authors, Allen Wheelis MD. I hope that my character Will and his treatment ...and even the story of the horrible aspects of Rev Jim Jones's troubled life, can help thwart the evil of destructive cults. So, be wary of all gurus and would-be emperors in new clothes!CONTENTSChapter 1 A BOY NAMED WILLIAM I. POWERSCHAPTER II... A Most Malignant Pied Piper: The Not So Reverend Jim Jones.CHAPTER III-HelpersCHAPTER IV Father Jones and His Family Who Are in Hell CHAPTER V-On Evil's Door Step: An Unsuccessful House CallCHAPTER VI-Psychiatric Science As Love: Knowing The EnemyC
New York Times bestselling author and pastor Timothy Keller concludes his Encounters with Jesus eBook series with The Mother of God, an exploration of the Annunciation and how Mary’s reaction to her blessing can help us grow in our understanding of Christianity. Jesus’ mother, Mary, was the first person to learn that he was the Son of God. By examining her response to the angelic announcement, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, sheds light on the uniqueness of this central fact of Christianity. He illustrates how deep her doubts were, how helpful her response was to those facing similar doubts, and how Mary in that moment shows us to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The end of this world as we know it is near. The book of Revelation is the most prominent book in the Bible when it comes to revealing the events of the end times. Revelation has been misunderstood by ministers and laymen alike since its canonization in the Bible. It has been interpreted in so many ways that it is confusing to the average Bible student, therefore, many today make very little or no attempt to understand its truths. This book, however, uses a different method of interpreting the Revelation. It uses the 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament in the Bible to interpret the book of Revelation -- Scripture interpreting Scripture. You see, God has hidden the symbols and mysteries of Revelation within the Bible itself. When we make this amazing discovery we will have more]Understanding Revelation, the title of this book. Jack Hilliard received his BS and MBA from California Coast University. He has been a student of the Bible since his salvation experience in 1978. He has taught a class in Revelation, a walk through the Old and New Testament of the Bible, Teaching teachers, etc. He has served the Lord in many ways since 1978 including service as a Sunday School Teacher, Chairman of the Personnel Committee, Member of the Finance Committee, Deacon, and Chairman of the Deacons, etc. He retired in 2005 after serving 35 years in the utility industry where he received many awards and commendations from superiors and peers. Jack heard the calling from the Holy Spirit approximately 7 years ago to write a book on Revelation. This book is an answer to that call. Within the Bible are passages from the Old and New Testament that reveals the mysteries and symbols of the book of Revelation. There are many of those passages defined in this book.
Introducing the first essay in the "Encounters with Jesus" e-book series from renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, author of The Songs of Jesus. The Skeptical Student applies biblical wisdom to life’s biggest questions through the inspiring story of Nathanael’s life-changing encounter in the Gospel of John. The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus Christ. In the first essay of his new series, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, shows how those encounters can still have a deep effect on us today. Through a lively examination of the biblical passage where Nathanael, the skeptical student, meets with Jesus, Keller reveals how this interaction is about life’s deep questions: Who are we? Why are we here? Why be a good person? Why love instead of hate? This first essay in the ten-part series of Encounters with Jesus also includes an exclusive look at Timothy Keller’s new book on faith and work: Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work.
From New York Times bestselling author and pastor Timothy Keller, a book celebrating and exploring the spiritual meaning of birth and baptism Significant events such as birth, marriage, and death are milestones in our lives in which we experience our greatest happiness and our deepest grief. And so it is profoundly important to understand how to approach and experience these occasions with grace, endurance, and joy. In On Birth, Timothy Keller--theologian and bestselling author--helps us understand both physical and spiritual birth, as well as how baptism connects the two. With wisdom, joy, and compassion, Keller draws on forty-five years as a pastor and a parent to consider what it means to receive a new birth as well as to be reborn. The perfect gift for someone who is about to become a parent or is searching for the true meaning of Christianity, On Birth is a short, powerful book that illuminates God's vision of life.
Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller continues his Encounters with Jesus eBook series with The Obedient Master, an exploration of Jesus’ active willingness to face death and how this obedience affects our lives. Jesus’ experience in the garden at Gethsemane is well known, yet it is both more horrifying and more beautiful than we realize at first glance. Timothy Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, examines this biblical passage to show us how clearly Jesus saw the penalty he would have to pay for our sins and how this payment ensures our standing as righteous in the eyes of God.
Romans has been described as the theological epistle par excellence. The apostle Paul emphasizes that salvation is by God's grace alone, and gives the assurance that freedom, hope, and the gift of righteousness are secured through Christ's death on the cross, with the promise of a new and glorious destiny. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, believers can discern and do the will of God in everyday life. God's purpose is to bring Jews and Gentiles together so that they may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one voice. David Garland offers clear guidance along the rewarding, though sometimes difficult, paths of this great letter.
Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers"--but in our increasingly polarized communities and nation, where can a person of faith begin? In Reconciling Places, pastor and scholar Paul Hoffman introduces laypeople and ministry leaders to a "theology of reconciliation" that equips Christians to act as reconcilers and bridge builders, wherever they are and whatever issues divide their communities.
Sunday afternoon or Questions pictures and poems upon the Old Testament scriptures for the use of parents and teachers by E B
- Author : E. B
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1854
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OXFORD:590043460
Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller continues his Encounters with Jesus eBook series with The Insider and the Outcast, a biblical exploration of life’s biggest questions through the lens of Jesus’ life-changing encounters with Nicodemus, a Pharisee, and an outcast Samaritan woman. Those who met Jesus were often profoundly affected by their conversations with him. In his Encounters with Jesus series, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, explores these conversations to show how they can still change our lives today. By examining the biblical passages where Jesus speaks with an insider, Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council, and an outsider, a Samaritan woman, Keller sheds light on the subject of sin—the biblical concept for what is wrong with the world.
New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller shows how God calls on each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers. “A touchstone of the [new evangelical] movement.” —The New York Times Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he pulls his insights into a thoughtful and practical book for readers everywhere. With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest.
The Works of John Barclay The Essays Edited by James Thomson and David McMillan with a Memoir of the Author
- Author : John BARCLAY (Pastor of the Berean Assembly at Edinburgh.)
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1852
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 275
- ISBN : BL:A0017669878