False Doctrines & Religions

Content will be on false doctrines in the church, and false religions.

PAUL AND THE LAW

One of the reasons Jesus came to earth was to set things straight, to teach the proper interpretation and application of the Torah. See: Mt 5:17- 48

The teachers (Pharisees) of the law in Jesus’s day had “added” many man-made laws (like “touch not, taste not”) to God’s Torah. They taught the outer observance only and missed the inner application, a changed heart – “I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within you; and I will ake the stony heart out of their flesh….” Ezek 11:19 (See also Ezek 36:26&27, Deut 30:6, Jer 24:7, Jer 32:39-40)

The purpose and effect of that – Eze 11:20  That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. 

So, the purpose of God giving people a new spirit and a new heart of flesh was so they would walk in his statutes, and keep his ordinances. And, His law isn’t too hard to keep (because He helps us keep it, IF we’re willing) —

Deu 30:11  For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. 
Deu 30:12  It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 
Deu 30:13  Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 
Deu 30:14  But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. 

When I saw that last phrase in Deut. 30:14, I realized that the reason for Yahweh’s law being in men’s mouths and hearts was so that they could DO it! But something shook me to the core when I compared this passage with Paul’s quote of it in Romans 10:8 —-

Rom 10:6  But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) 
Rom 10:7  Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.) 
Rom 10:8  [But what saith it?] The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: [that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 
Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 
Rom 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.]** 

Notice what Paul left off of his misquote of Deut. 30:14 — “that thou mayest do it.” Paul clearly twisted the meaning of the Deut passage which states the purpose for having the word nigh, in one’s mouth and heart, is so that one can DO IT, which agrees with Ezek 11:20 and James 2:14-26. Contrariwise, Paul seems to be saying that confession with the mouth and belief in the heart (without works) results in salvation of the soul. Is that what Paul meant or does it just sound like that’s what he meant? He sure seems to be giving the impression that merely confessing with one’s mouth and believing in his heart that Jesus died for his sins, is ALL one needs to do to be saved.

** Everything enclosed in brackets above is what Paul ADDED to the original Old Testament passage! What did Yahweh say about “adding to” and “taking away from” His words?

Deu 4:2  Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Deu 12:32  What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. 
Pro 30:5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Pro 30:6  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Dear reader, it’s quite significant that Paul, hailed by many Christians as being the greatest of all Christ’s apostles, “diminished” (removed, took away from, made small, lessened) Yahweh’s perfect Word!

When I first saw this I was doing a search on another topic in my bible study software and never expected to make such a discovery. To put it mildly, I was flabbergasted – my mouth fell open as I realized what Paul had done. Emphatically I asked, “Lord, what has Paul done here? What has he done?!!” My eyes were opened in that moment and I knew that what I had seen could not be unseen. I also realized that if there was one passage Paul twisted and changed the meaning of, there must be others. So I began a search for other Old Testament passages which Paul changed and misquoted in the books of the New Testament. To my horror I found MANY such passages! 

One of my first questions upon finding them was how could it be accidental? How could a man of extensive (so Paul claimed) learning and tutorage have accidentally twisted so many scripture passages, leaving out large portions of God’s words and adding his own in their place?

Yahweh keeps repeating that men are to KEEP His commandments, and not to add to or diminish anything from them!

The apostle James the Just seems to at least partly disagree with Paul on justification by faith alone —-

Jas 2:14  What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? 
Jas 2:17  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 
Jas 2:18  Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 
Jas 2:19  Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 
Jas 2:20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? 
Jas 2:21  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? 
Jas 2:22  Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? 
Jas 2:23  And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. 
Jas 2:24  Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 
Jas 2:25  Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? 
Jas 2:26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

James makes it very clear in vs 24, that one is not justified by faith alone! Yikes! Who’s right and who’s wrong on this point, James or Paul? Is a man saved by faith alone or by faith plus works? What did Jesus teach on this topic?

Mat 19:16  Now behold, one came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good shall I do to have eternal life?” 
Mat 19:17  “Why do you ask Me about what is good?” Yeshua said to him. “There is only One who is good; but if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
Mat 19:18  “Which ones?” he said. Yeshua said, “‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 
Mat 19:19  honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Note that Jesus quoted the Ten Commandments as being the way to “enter into life!”

Luk 16:17  And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. (“law” is a mistranslation of Torah which is what we today call the Old Testament, like it has no relevance anymore for it has passed away – so not true. God’s law is forever settled in the heavens – Psa 119)

Jesus said much more about the Law which for the sake of brevity, here are some links on the topic for you truth seekers — https://truthinrevelation.wordpress.com/

http://www.voiceofjesus.org/b2tableofcontents.html

http://questioningpaul.com/    http://paulproblem.faithweb.com/

CONCLUSION —

Understanding Paul and his position on the “law” (a mistranslation of the term Torah which consists of all the books contained in what we call today the Old Testament) has never been easy. Many, myself included, have found Paul’s writings “difficult” to understand. Many of his words seem cryptic and even incoherent, not making sense. Plus, I had always felt in my heart that something was terribly wrong with the teaching that God’s Law had passed away or been done away with – why would God do away with His own law??? That never made sense to me. Now, I know why – Paul’s view on God’s law doesn’t match what God, Jesus, and His Apostles all said about it; in their teachings they all confirmed the Torah (law). ONLY Paul taught that the Law was passing away; only Paul taught that believers after the death of Christ, were “no longer under the law” because it had been “done away with” (book of Hebrews, Colossians, Romans, & Galatians). ONLY Paul taught that in the New Covenant salvation was by “faith” alone – just believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus died for you and you’ll be saved. For the past 40 plus years I have believed exactly that, but is that the whole truth? The ONLY thing God (Yahweh) changed in the New Covenant, was that He would “write” His laws in men’s hearts – Jeremiah 31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. 

After stumbling upon the fact that Paul changed God’s words on the Law, I conclude that God’s Law – the Ten Commandments and the entire Torah including the Prophets, Proverbs, and Psalms; IS STILL IN FORCE and therefore, should be kept by everyone today!!

When you remove Paul’s writings on the Law from the equation, the entire Bible makes sense and agrees with itself from cover to cover – finally!! Paul’s writings on the law should be seen as commentary and not “inspired” (as in God-breathed) since they differ from what Yahweh said re His Law, and which Yeshua confirmed. The way to judge all writings and teachings is to compare them to God’s words in the Old Testament – whatever disagrees is a falsehood. Paul claimed to have seen Jesus while traveling on the road to Damascus and that Jesus taught him the things he later wrote in his letters to various churches – but did he really see Jesus or Lucifer the Light Bearer? Others like Paul have had VISIONS and made big claims of being “chosen” and “sent” to bring messages to mankind; men like Mohammed, founder of the Muslim religion [1] and Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormon religion) [2].  Are you willing to stake your eternal salvation upon some man’s VISION? I certainly am not. While visions and dreams can be valid and helpful, they should never be considered EQUAL to the written Word, nor can they ever REPLACE it!

Ultimately, every person who claims to know Jesus and Yahweh His Father, has to come to his own conclusion on this matter but all must weigh the evidence (which is plentiful) and decide. God will not hold innocent the man who claims ignorance of His Word when it is so freely and easily obtained in our times; the Bible is still the number one best seller of bookstores the world over.

In my estimation, Paul wrote some wonderful things in his letters so not everything he wrote was wrong, but one has to ferret out what’s true and what isn’t, what to keep and what to discard. God allowed Paul’s letters to be included in the canon of Scripture perhaps to “test” us, to see who would obey Yahweh’s words versus those of a stranger. Perhaps part of God’s test was to see if we would “test the spirits” like John said we should do – 1Jn 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1Th 5:20  do not despise prophetic messages, 1Th 5:21  but test all things, hold fast to what is good, 

So, why have so many Christians FAILED to “test” Paul’s writings by comparing them to Old Testament scriptures and the teachings of Jesus (Yeshua) their Savior and Lord? One reason why is that Christian ministers have discouraged believers from reading the old testament books saying they are no longer relevant for today. Another reason, even more abominable, is that many believers hold Paul in higher esteem than they do Jesus who is supposed to have pre-eminence above all things.  After all, it was Jesus, not Paul, who shed his blood for us. So it is Jesus we should be following and holding in highest esteem – not Paul.

The way I see it, the bible contains the true words of God (Yahweh) but not all words written therein are the words of God. I know, some will object saying the bible is infallible and if we don’t believe all of it, we can’t believe any of it – but that’s not so. We CAN know the truth whether the bible is infallible or not – the diligent and earnest seeker will dig out the nuggets of truth buried beneath the rubble of half-truths and lies. 

Mat 7:7  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 
Mat 7:8  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 

I sought and I found. You too can find the truth if you’re willing to seek for it with all your heart. How badly do you want it? I prayed to God several times asking Him to “just show me the truth,” and He did, but I also had to dig for it as one would dig for buried treasure. 

Happy digging!

D’vorah

 

Footnotes:

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad%27s_first_revelation

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Smith

 

 

 

 

Jesus Was White, Not Black

Humiliating White people who happen to stop to hear them preach on the street is a favourite pastime of the Hebrew Israelites. (Screenshot from a Youtube video entitled “Israelites- White man Cries and Accepts his fate according to the Scriptures”)

It is a scene that has played out often on the streets of many large cities in the United States. Now, it is increasingly becoming a common occurrence in the large cities of the United Kingdom. A group of Black men stand in the street, preaching in loud voices what at first appears to be a group of Christian street preachers. But, they are dressed in outlandish costumes, an eclectic mix that echoes Afrofuturism and post-apocalyptic American movies. They always seem to have a Bible verse ready to explain their ideology, or respond to questions. They shout. They use profanities. They are the Black Hebrew Israelites. Their videos are seen by thousands of viewers across the world on YouTube.

They claim that they represent the ancient Twelve Tribes of Israel and have been sent to inform all the other Israelites of their identity ahead of the imminent Second Appearance of Jesus. These Twelve Tribes, after a long history of being enslaved and oppressed by every nation on earth, are today known as African Americans, Hispanics, Caribbeans and Native Americans. Any ethnicity outside these groups cannot claim an Israelite ancestry or identity. In reality, The Black Hebrew Israelites are a latter day manifestation of the Black Jewish movement established by Wentworth A. Matthew, William S. Crowdy etc. There are many religious communities who have adhered to the teachings of the aforementioned Matthew et al, but these new groups distort the Bible to teach racial hate, particularly antisemitism. https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/two-hebrew-israelite-biblical-verses-examined/

These groups of black men going around preaching a false narrative that Jesus Christ was black attempt to prove it by taking verses from the Bible out context, but when examined by comparing scripture with scripture, the bible verses they use don’t even come close to proving it. In this article I will take you through the bible and what it has to say about the ethnicity of the historic and biblical Jesus Christ as well as the race which bred Him. I’m certain that by the time we finish our journey together you will know without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus wasn’t black and that the “Jesus was black” narrative is a false one.

You may or may not know that Jesus was a descendant of King David whose lineage is recorded in the book of Matthew as follows –

Matthew 1:1–16 (NKJV): 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

2 Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. 4 Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon. 5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, 6 and Jesse begot David the king.
David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah. 7 Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa. 8 Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah. 9 Uzziah begot Jotham, Jotham begot Ahaz, and Ahaz begot Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah. 11 Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon.

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel begot Abiud, Abiud begot Eliakim, and Eliakim begot Azor. 14 Azor begot Zadok, Zadok begot Achim, and Achim begot Eliud. 15 Eliud begot Eleazar, Eleazar begot Matthan, and Matthan begot Jacob. 16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.

1Sa 16:6  And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’S anointed is before him.
1Sa 16:7  But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
1Sa 16:8  Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
1Sa 16:9  Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the LORD chosen this.
1Sa 16:10  Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen these.
1Sa 16:11  And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
1Sa 16:12  And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
1Sa 16:13  Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward.
1Sa 17:42  And when the Philistine (Goliath) looked about, and saw David, he disdained (looked down upon) him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

H122 אָדֹם ‘âdôm aw-dome’ From H119; rosy: – red, ruddy. H119 אָדַם ‘âdam aw-dam’ To show blood (in the face), that is, flush or turn rosy: – be (dyed, made) red (ruddy).

Black skinned people don’t blush and don’t have “rosy skin tones.” Note that “adam” was the first man’s name, as in “Adam” and Eve! Yes, Adam the man created by God was “white” having a “ruddy” or “rosy” complexion. H6703 “white” צַח tsach tsakh From H6705; dazzling, that is, sunny, bright, (figuratively) evident: – clear, dry, plainly, white.
H6705 צָחַח tsâchach tsaw-khakh’ A primitive root; to glare, that is, be dazzling white: – be whiter.

David was not only FAIR of complexion but his countenance was “dazzling white!” This may refer to a brightness that shines on the face of men and women who are filled with the spirit of God like Moses, David, Jesus, many of the prophets, and others. To explore this phenomenon further and for a verse by verse refutation of the false teaching that Jesus was black, go to this page https://www.followintruth.com/does-the-bible-say-jesus-was-black

David had very white complexion and likely RED HAIR. His “ruddy” complexion means that his skin had a “reddish” or pinkish, possibly even orange tint to it, much like the Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, Swedish, and English peoples have. It’s common for these peoples to have RED hair; Prince Harry of England is a good example with his bright red hair and very white skin. Notice also the “ruddy” or “rosy” blush of his cheeks.

Her Nazarites were purer than snow – נזיר nazir does not always signify a person separated under a religious vow; it sometimes denotes what is chief or eminent. It is applied to Joseph, Gen_49:26.

Blayney therefore translates here, Her Nobles.

“Her nobles were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk;
They were ruddier on the bone than rubies; their veining was the sapphires.”

On which he remarks: – “In the first line the whiteness of their skin is described, and in the second, their flesh;” and as גזר gazar signifies to divide and intersect, as the blue veins do on the surface of the body, these are without doubt intended.

“Milk will most certainly well apply to the whiteness of the skin; the beautiful ruby to the ruddiness of the flesh; and the sapphire, in its clear transcendent purple, to the veins in a fine complexion.”

That’s about as clear a description as one can find in the Bible of white-skinned people whose veins can easily be seen. Conversely, blue veins are much harder to be seen, if at all, on a black or dark skinned person. The Nazarites were men of the Hebrew race set apart by God for special purposes; among them were Samson, Samuel, Joseph, and John the Baptist. You can read all about Samson in the book of Judges 13, 14, 15, and 16, the prophet Samuel in 1 Samuel 1:1 through verse 28, and John the Baptist in Luk 1:15.

NOTICE that the Nazarites were OF THE HEBREW RACE. This is critical to our study since the descriptions of them above were that they had WHITE skin and ruddy complexions, just another witness showing that the pure Hebrew race from which JESUS sprang, was WHITE, not black.

While there were half-Hebrews who had darker skin due to intermarriage with foreigners outside of the Hebrew race, as in the case of one of Moses’s wives one of which is thought to have been either Ethiopian or Cushite [1], that union in no way affected the ethnicity of Jesus Christ because He didn’t come from the lineage of Moses, but from the lineage of King David. For more on this go to https://www.jcblog.net/hebrews/7/13-14/jesus-descended-from-judah-not-levi

Son 5:10  My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. Most scholars agree that Solomon was a type of Jesus Christ, and is here prophetically referring to Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. This verse makes a strong case for Jesus Christ being a “white man,” not black. Many people have been led to believe that all Hebrews had or have “dark” skin, but that simply isn’t the case. We assume it’s so because some of the Jewish people have olive skin tone, but some also have “white” skin. The Ashkenazics of European origin have white skin, while the Shephardics of the Mediteranian area have olive or darker toned skin. There has been much written as to why that is, but for the purpose of this study I won’t get into it. You can find out more about it online or in libraries. Some say many of the modern day Jews in Israel aren’t descended from the Hebrews at all but are of Turkish origin from Khazaria.

So, why is it important whether or not we believe that Jesus was black? In today’s climate of extremist groups like Black Lives Matter and the Jesus Was Black anti-white preachers of error, it’s more important than ever. I believe the spirit behind such error is out to rob the white races of their physical and spiritual heritage as descendants of the Hebrews. It’s not a well-known fact perhaps but many of the black race are more prejudiced against whites than whites are of blacks, and this deeply rooted hatred is being fanned more and more right before our eyes. In the news daily, as black people aggressively demand more and more rights even though they’ve been given more than ever before, it’s never enough for them. They constantly scream “injustice” and cry “discrimination” even where none exists. For example, if a white person doesn’t stop to talk to them though they’re a complete stranger, right away, some blacks will accuse the white person of being prejudiced. I’ve had this happen to me on a few ocasions. It’s ridiculous of course, as is the fact that the news media plays it up whenever a black person is shot or assaulted by a white person, but is silent when a white person is assaulted or shot by a black person. More blacks commit crimes than whites do. Don’t take my word for it, go to the Department of Justice website and look at the crime stats re crimes committed by black men before you start ranting and raving that I’m a bigot.

Does injustice happen? Of course, but we’re hearing only one side of the issue lately, the black population isn’t the only one who has experienced injustice at the hands of the authorities (police, courts, etc.). Whites have also suffered injustice at the hands of police and the court system, it really isn’t as one-sided as the extremists would have us believe. Many races, the Armenians, American Indians, and Jews to name just a few, have suffered worse persecution, enslavement, and even genocide, than has the American Negro [2], but those peoples aren’t crying for government handouts and special treatment. Having been mistreated in the past is no excuse for violence, vandalism, looting, and rioting in the present. These extremist’s narrative is UNJUST because it’s slanted to make themselves appear to be innocent victims when oftentimes police have no choice but to use force in order to PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM HARM. Are police supposed to just stand there and do nothing while some crazed person with a knife or gun is running towards them intent on causing them bodily harm? The answer should be obvious. If the crazed person is white and gets shot by police, no one cries foul, but if a black person gets shot the black community immediately cries foul, riots and protests ensue and the newsmedia loves to sensationalize it all by replaying scenes of claimed police brutality over and over for weeks on end. Why? Because the media is paid for by bigshots in corporations that are filled with anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-white racists who would love to see America torn apart and burned to the ground if possible. The scales of Justice are being tipped alright, but not in the way we’re being led to believe.

I predict that if their false narrative isn’t stopped, it won’t be long before society witnesses a full on race war which would be disastrous all around; blacks won’t gain from it like they think. I believe that if they don’t stop accusing the authorities of injustice (where none exists which is not to say that it doesn’t sometimes exist) and stop crying prejudice whenever they don’t get what they want – they will be disliked more than ever. By constantly grumbling about not have “equal access” and “equal rights” when in fact many of them have more rights and access than others do these days, they’re doing themselves no favors.

Am I prejudiced against blacks because I’m just pointing out the other side of racism, the side that few dare talk about in any public forum or venue? No! I don’t do this to fan the flames of racism – far from it! My intention in writing this article was to engender thought and from there, honest dialogue about what’s really happening in the USA. I believe the extremist groups are being promoted, funded, and fueled by some hateful, rich and powerful persons who wish to create chaos. “Order out of Chaos” This term Order out of Chaos, in Latin Ordo ab Chao, is the slogan of the 33rd degree of Freemasonry. Agendas are formulated designed to give the powerful more power. Chaos is created, and media blitzed. Then cries go out for solution. That is, if you can create just the right problem or chaos you will necessarily get an outcry for the kind of solution or order that they wished to have all along.

People, I think that is what’s really happening all across the nation, and all of us, white, black, and every color need to open our eyes! We need to look beneath the surface of things and hear the lies being told us en mass; very little the mainstream media tells us is truthful. We all need to stop competing with one another and stop vying for power over one another. There ARE enough resources in the world that we don’t need to fight over them IF governments of the world would take care of their own people, but sadly many do not, which is why so many are starving and without medical care. So, yes, injustice exists all over the world but turning on one another isn’t the answer. We need to wake up to the fact that hidden powers are just USING us, all of us, to further their secret agenda, which is to destroy America so they can install their New World Order! America is the last bastion of freedom in the world so it’s Constitution must be dissolved for the secret agenda to materialize. ALL Americans must resist their plan and stop allowing themselves to be played for suckers by those who don’t care one iota about their wellbeing or success. They only care about enslaving all of us under their New World Order government (also called the One World Order), and if you think that’s a great idea go read how people were treated under fascists governments run by dictators like Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler and others. People living under those regimes lived through hell on earth.

In closing, I wish black extremists would stop and recall the words of Martin Luther King, whose anti-violence preaching and platform vastly improved the lives of blacks. Rev. King would not have approved of the defacement of property, looting, hate speech against whites, and violence of today’s black movements. It would appear that the black population has forgotten MLK and his successful message and how sad that is, for people of all colors. If black people want to honor that great man’s message and achievements, why don’t they protest peacefully like he did? MLK set an example for all to follow, what a shame that so few do. God rest you Reverend King, may you and your message live in the memory of good men and women everywhere for all time.

Footnotes: 

[1] https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Numbers-12-1_12-2/

https://www.womeninthescriptures.com/2015/01/moses-ethiopian-wife.html

[2] https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/armenians-are-in-danger-of-ethnic-cleansing-once-again/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_Genocide

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/two-hebrew-israelite-biblical-verses-examined/

https://www.history.com/news/native-americans-genocide-united-states

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Abomination of Transubstantiation

 

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Heb 3:14  For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; 

In the New Covenant, believers don’t need to take communion in order to “partake” of Christ, as they do that by simply believing in Christ’s atonement.

Heb 4:3  For we which have believed do enter into rest….

Heb 4:9  There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 
Heb 4:10  For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 

What this is saying, is that after Christ no one can WORK for their salvation, for the work of salvation has been COMPLETED BY JESUS. We enter into His rest through our faith in His finished work of salvation/redemption. There is absolutely NOTHING we can do to EARN our salvation – that is what’s being spoken of here in the book of Hebrews.

Rom 7:6  But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. Rom 10:4  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Gal 2:16  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified

Gal 6:2  Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ – “law” (nomos) is “the moral instruction given by Christ, especially the precept concerning love.” NOTE: There are two different definitions of “law” seen in these passages, one refers to the Mosaic law (by which no one is saved), the other to the law of Christ in the New Covenant; the context of the passage determines which meaning is to be applied.

What changed in the New Covenant?

1) Heb 7:12  For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
 
The Priesthood – From the Levitical priesthood under Aaron, which offered animal sacrifices for sin, to the Everlasting Priesthood after the order of Melchisedek in which the offering of Christ’s Body & Blood put an END to the old sacrifical system because the sacrifice of Himself fulfilled the LAW of the shedding of blood to atone for sin – “once and for all.” Thus, after Christ’s death, NO MORE OFFERING is needed to atone for man’s sin, as it was FINISHED, completed when Christ breathed His last breath on the Cross. That’s why Jesus uttered this when dying, “It is finished!” He meant that the redemption of mankind was finished because His shed Blood was enough to procure full atonment for all the sins of mankind once and for all time.

Heb 7:26  For such a high priest became us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; (This is speaking of Jesus!)

Heb 7:27  who needeth not daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people: for this he did once for all, when he offered up himself.

Therefore, no communion service in the modern Church age, in which it is claimed that Christ’s body must be “offered” repeatedly and His blood shed repeatedly to atone for men’s sin can be true, since Christ already FULLY atoned for men’s sin by the “ONCE FOR ALL TIME OFFERING OF HIMSELF” when He died on the Cross.

The Catholic Communion is not merely SYMBOLIC like it is in Protestant communion services, but much more. The Catholic Church believes that the wafer of bread the priest blesses, actually becomes the Body of Christ which when eaten, atones for a person’s sin. They likewise believe that the wine they bless becomes the actual Blood of Christ. This process is called, “Transubstantiation” means that the SUBSTANCE of the wafer and wine are changed or transformed by the prayers of the priest presiding over the mass. See also http://spirit-wind.org/2019/02/

Definition of transubstantiation – the miraculous change by which according to Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox dogma the eucharistic elements at their consecration become the body and blood of Christ while keeping only the appearances of bread and wine. [1]

Roman Catholics believe that the priest consecrates the wine and the bread and it actually mutates and changes into the body and blood of Christ. This process is also known as transubstantiation. Transubstantiation was defined by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Trent:

“… By the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation.” By the consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity (Council of Trent: DS 1640; 1651).

Christians who deny transubstantiation believe Jesus was using figurative language to teach spiritual truth. Feeding on Jesus’ body and drinking his blood are symbolic actions. They speak of someone receiving Christ wholeheartedly into their lives, not holding anything back. Protestant churches reject the doctrine of transubstantiation, believing the bread and the wine are unchanged elements used only as symbols to represent Christ’s body and blood. The Lord’s command regarding Communion in Luke 22:19 was to “do this in remembrance of me” as a memorial of his enduring sacrifice, which was once and for all. [2]

The Transubstantiation teaching seriously conflicts with the teachings of the Bible, a book which is the very word of God. Who then should men believe, the words of a priestcraft or the words of God Himself?

2) The Law was also changed — Heb 7:12  For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law. Heb 7:18  For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

The “weakness” and “ineffectiveness” of the old covenant law was its animal sacrifices. Note: it doesn’t say “in” the law, but “of” the law. Was this a correct translation or not, and if it was, does it make a significant difference? “In” would suggest just part of the law was changed, while “of” would suggest that ALL of the law was changed.

“disannulling” = cancellation, abolition, putting away, rejection. “of the commandment going before…” (Note, the singular usage of “commandment.”)

Heb 7:19  For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. 

The “better hope” by which “we draw near to God,” is that the way has been opened for us to enter into intimate fellowship with the Living God through the Blood of Jesus – no need for a human intermediary such as a priest, or for animal sacrifices which were only a shadow and a temporary substitute until Christ arrived and shed His Blood, thereby fulfilling the legal requirement of blood atonement.

Heb 9:28  So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many;
Heb 10:10  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 
Heb 10:11  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 
Heb 10:12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Heb 10:14  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Heb 10:17  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 
Heb 10:18  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

These verses clearly state that Jesus only needed to “die once” for the sins of mankind, so He doesn’t need to be offered as a sacrifice for sin over and over again as is done in the Catholic Mass.

The Catholic religion SUBSTITUTES its communion mass for Christ’s sacrifice of Himself as the Atonement for men’s sin. This is contrary to Scripture, for Christ’s offering of Himself ONCE was sufficient, and need not be repeated. By repeatedly offering up Christ’s body and Blood, the Catholic religion DENIES that Christ’s death was ENOUGH to atone for sin! It’s the same as calling Him a LIAR. That makes the Catholic church and religion – ANTICHRIST! This is WHY the Spirit of God once told me that taking Communion at a Catholic church was an ABOMINATION to Him! It’s an abomination to Him because it’s substituting something for, or putting something in the place of, His once for all sacrifice of Himself for the forgiveness of sin. Anything we put in the place of God or that we worship instead of God, is an IDOL. Bowing down to a Eucharist (wafer) is unadulterated idol worship!

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Pic source: http://www.creationliberty.com/articles/religioncatholic.php

Definition of “antichrist” = an opponent of, over against, opposite to, (putting something) before, instead of, (or) in place of Christ.
Def. of “abomination” = a foul thing, a detestable thing; of idols and things pertaining to idolatry.

Heb 9:11  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 
Heb 9:12  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Heb 10:4  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 
Heb 10:19  Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 
Heb 10:20  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 

SUMMARY: The new covenant is based upon a better hope and better promises, one of which is that because of Jesus’s sacrifice, men can enter freely and boldly into the Holy of Holies without a middle man, no longer needing a priest to act as intermediary. Jesus, our new high priest (Heb 9:15) is the ONLY intermediary needed between man and God. 

Anyone who says they belong to Jesus Christ and is a Christian and yet doesn’t receive the knowledge and the “love of the truth,” is a liar and an antichrist! There can be no compromising when it comes to the truth, you’re either in Christ or you’re not, you either believe the bible is God’s word or you don’t.

2Th 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 
2Th 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 
2Th 2:12  That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 

As God’s Word states, those who stubbornly refuse to accept and to love the truth, are sent a “strong delusion” so that they will believe a lie. They will believe in a SUBSTITUTE or FALSE Christ, one who’s Blood and broken body wasn’t enough to pay for their sins so they have to sacrifice and “eat” Christ repeatedly (like the Old Covenant priests repeatedly sacrificed animals) to have their sins forgiven. Transubstantiation is not based upon Scripture, and is therefore a extra-biblical teaching. 

The Catholic “wafer” is an IDOL because it’s a substitute for the death of Jesus, whose sacrifice once offered was enough to atone for all men’s sin for all time. The “strong delusion” is men believing that their religious works are enough to get themselves saved; works like going to confession, taking communion, giving of tithes/offerings, wearing of scapulars, lighting candles, praying to dead saints, etc. These kinds of “works” follow the pattern of men down through the Ages, men like Cain who offered the fruits of his labor to God instead of a slain animal like Abel did – Genesis 4:3. Man’s works were also represented by the fig leaves which Adam and Eve covered themselves with after they sinned against God’s command to not eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil – Genesis 3:7. Man has since that time been trying to atone for his sins in some way other than God’s way. All man made substitutions for Christ and His death, are detestable ABOMINATIONS which no true Christian having a knowledge of God’s Word, would submit to. Ignorance is no excuse however for those who can read and have access to a bible but are just too lazy to seek the truth! Also, those who understand what they’re doing and knowingly partake of such spiritual abominations will lose their souls. Don’t be one of them! You have been forewarned by Scripture and by me.

Dear reader, what you believe and practice, is a matter of eternal life or eternal death. That’s why it’s so important that you open your heart and mind to receive these truths. Rejecting God’s words will damn your soul to everlasting torment in hellfire, so for your sake, get your heart right with God before Christ returns to earth, for then there won’t be time to do so. (Mt 25:1-13)

You have a choice – either cling to the “dead works” of religious doctrines, or receive the truth. You either trust in the finished work of Christ’s death on the Cross for your salvation or you don’t, but in order to be saved, you must believe it and receive it (apply it to yourself) – or be lost forever.

Debra

Footnotes:

[1] https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transubstantiation

[2] https://www.learnreligions.com/meaning-of-transubstantiation-700728

 

 

 

 

 

Lying Prophets & the Antichrist Spirit

Bible Stories Ahab 020911 | Bible Vector - 10 Full ...1John 4:3  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 

It’s clear in this verse that antichrist is a “spirit,” not a man. The pronoun used for antichrist is “it” as opposed to “he” or “she,” along with the term “spirit” used in reference to “antichrist.” Notice how there’s no “the” before the term “antichrist.” In 

other words, it isn’t “the antichrist” as in a man, but simply, “antichrist” as in a “spirit of antichrist.” There’s a very important distinction being made here.

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Many have taught that “antichrist is a particular man” who comes as a world dictator who will persecute Christians and Jews everywhere and force a mark upon everyone and so on. But, is that a teaching of scripture or of men? Let’s examine what the scriptures have to say about this —

2John 1:7  For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 

In this verse we see that anyone who doesn’t confess that Jesus came in the flesh, is “AN” antichrist! Note the use of the word, “an” before antichrist and not “the.”

1John 2:18  Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 

By, “that antichrist” is not meant an individual, but simply that a “spirit” of “antichrist” shall come, the same “spirit” that was already at work when 1 John was written. You have to compare scripture with scripture to get the true picture! So, compare this verse to 1 Jn 4:3 and you will see that it confirms that “antichrist” is a “spirit” which the disciples had HEARD was “coming” but the author writes that this “spirit” of anitchrist was ALREADY in the world!” 

1John 2:22  Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 

Again, there is no “the” before “antichrist.” This verse is simply stating that ANYONE who denies that Jesus is the Christ, (the anointed one) is “antichrist,” against or opposed to Christ.

These four are the ONLY verses in the entire Bible that mention the infamous term, “antichrist.”

So, let us reason together….does it make sense that a word or a concept mentioned only four times in the bible should be made into a major doctrine of Eschatology? Should thousands of books, articles and bible studies have been devoted to the study of who the end time Antichrist is, if the ANTICHRIST IS A SPIRIT AND NOT A MAN?? While there is a Son of Perdition, a Man of Sin, and “that Wicked” (2 Thess 2:3-12), might these also be “spirits” who influence many individuals and not just one man? In this passage however, “that Wicked” appears to be an individual, and the fact that it’s captialized would seem to indicate it’s someone of status, like the False Prophet of Revelation 19:20 & 20:10 perhaps?  2Th 2:8-12 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (“even him” was added by translators and wasn’t in the original text) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.  

For a couple of centuries at least, modern teaching on antichrist has centered upon “a man” – some future despot whose identity everyone wants to know. How many hours, days, weeks, and years have well meaning theologians and bible students wasted on this frustrating search that seems to lead nowhere? Using Gematria, Bible Codes and the like, many names of individuals have added up to 666, the supposed antichrist’s number which would indicate that something is wrong with the premise that antichrist is only ONE individual. Maybe that’s because antichrist is a “spirit” and not a man, or there are many antichrists as 1 Jn 2:18 states. Many believe that antichrist, the Man of Sin, and the Son of Perdition are all one and the same, but is that a proven fact or more supposition? 

In all reality, gematria most likely plays NO part at all in determining the NUMBER of the Beast – 666.  After all, as stated the gematria theory has MANY problems that are far too numerous to even address here – greek or hebrew, and the fact that the origin of gematria itself can be historically traced to the occult, numerology, astrology, etc, and is NEVER even once mentioned nor suggested in ALL of the Bible.   

To this end, there is absolutely NO suggestion with reference to Rev. 13:18 of just how one is to ‘derive’ the Number of the Beast – 666.  Germatria has simply been the preferred TRADITIONAL assumption. [1] 

The “spirit of antichrist” came on the scene soon after Jesus Christ ascended back to His Father in Heaven and is here today. You can see and hear it whenever men deny that Jesus came in the flesh which means that He, being a divine being, was born as a human being with a real flesh and blood body. The antichrist spirit has been around for eons and will be with us until Jesus returns. At that time all evil and sinning will cease, and the world will at last have “peace and safety” during the thousand year reign of Christ on earth, called the Millennium. [2]

Until then, the world will not have peace and safety, but continual wars, poverty, famine, and turmoil. The New Apostolic Reformation doctrine of “restoration” of all things and the Church taking over the major sectors of society before Jesus returns – is WRONG. Sorry NAR followers, I know many of you are sincere in your beliefs but your doctrine of a Christian utopia upon earth before Jesus returns is unbiblical, unsound doctrine, maybe even a doctrine of DEVILS. I know that hurts, but the truth often does. God’s word warns us that in the last days “perilous times will come” (2 Tim 3:1), not “good times” like many of the NAR Prophets have said, and whose prophecies that Trump would win the 2020 Election FAILED to come to pass. Trump didn’t win the 2020 election and in fact, may even get convicted of a federal crime (Inciting Insurrection) in the Senate very soon. Be that as it may, the point is that NAR prophets led Christians astray by claiming Trump was God’s anointed whom they supported because they believed the prophets. But, if you take a close look at scripture you will see that God doesn’t anoint corrupt, wicked men. God chose David to be Israel’s king because he had a heart to obey God – Acts 13:22, 1 Sam. 13:14. In ancient times, the Israelites wanted a king to rule over them instead of God, so God allowed them to choose Saul (1 Sam 8:5-8). The Israelites got what they wanted but it turned out badly for them as King Saul later departed from God and sought out a familiar spirit for guidance (1 Sam 28:7). There are four scriptures from the Old Testament telling of an incident where God PUT a “lying spirit” into the mouths of King Ahab’s prophets! I believe this occurs today because “lying spirits” are still being put into prophet’s mouths. It’s always the same crowd, prophesying only “good things,” like those in the following passage where just one prophet prophesied “truth” to the king, who in turn hated him for it! —–

1Ki 22:6  Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king. (They prophesied good things)
1Ki 22:7  But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here besides a prophet of the LORD, that we might inquire of him? (Why did he ask for yet another prophet? Maybe he had the discernment that they weren’t being fully honest?) 
1Ki 22:8  And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, Micaiah the son of Imlah: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. 
1Ki 22:9  Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah. 
1Ki 22:10  Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, in an open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them. 
1Ki 22:11  And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until they be consumed. (Zedekiah prophesied falsely as did all the others, except for Micaiah)
1Ki 22:12  And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. 

Kind of sounds familiar doesn’t it, modern day prophets are ever prophesying “good things” and “blessings” like Trump WILL BE RE-ELECTED and all will be well for America! America will be “Great Again!” Trump’s mantra “Make America Great Again” or MAGA in Hebrew means “to connect as in combat.” [3] Was Trump’s use of the term mere coincidence in light of the raid on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021?

Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab

1Ki 22:13  And the messenger that went to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak thou good. (Men only want to hear good things)
1Ki 22:14  And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak. (This prophet was faithful to say only what God gave him to say, not what the king wanted to hear!)
1Ki 22:15  And when he was come to the king, the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go up, and prosper; and the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. (Micaiah lied to king Ahab to test him I believe)
1Ki 22:16  And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou speak unto me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD? (The king knew Micaiah was lying for he never spoke “good” to him)
1Ki 22:17  And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return every man to his house in peace. (In other words, don’t go up against Ramoth-gilead to battle, but GO HOME!)
1Ki 22:18  And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil? 
1Ki 22:19  And he said, Therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. 
1Ki 22:20  And the LORD said, Who shall entice Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? And one said on this manner; and another said on that manner. 
1Ki 22:21  And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will entice him. 
1Ki 22:22  And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt entice him, and shalt prevail also: go forth, and do so. 
1Ki 22:23  Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets; and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee. 
1Ki 22:24  Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee? (Zedekiah being full of pride was offended at being essentially called a false prophet, so he mocked and abused Micaiah. Today’s false prophets likewise “strike” God’s true prophets for the same reason; not with fists, but with insults, accusations, and words of condemnation.

After that, king Ahab had the prophet Micaiah put into “stocks” where he was “afflicted” though he was innocent of wrongdoing – 1 Ki 22:25-27. True prophets often suffer unjust treatment by those who hate and reject their prophesying because they speak forth only that which God gives them rather than what people want to hear!

1Ki 22:28  And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me.
1Ki 22:29  So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. 
1Ki 22:34  And a certain man drew his bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am sore wounded. 
1Ki 22:35  And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot. (The king didn’t return in peace just as Micaiah prophesied. Micaiah’s prophecies came to pass, thus he was a true prophet of God)

Why did the Lord put a lying spirit into the mouth of the king’s prophets? He wanted Ahab killed and his army defeated because he was a wicked, arrogant king who was disobedient to Him. Is it possible that God put “lying spirits” into the mouths of Trump’s prophets so that they and those who followed them, would stumble and thereafter become humble? God’s ways are not our ways but they are just. Sometimes He has to humiliate (or humble) us to get us to see what “spirit we are of.” Luke 9:55

The NAR movement has fatal flaws in it, in particular the idea/belief that the Church will take over and reform seven key sectors of society BEFORE Jesus Christ can return. This is a man-made, false doctrine which needs to be called out and tossed out because…..

All descriptions from the bible about the last days depict a world in extreme distress, people dying of heart attacks (Luke 21:26) due to fear and anxiety over the things happening on the earth. Jesus himself foretells of famines, earthquakes, wars and rumors of war, many deceivers claiming to be Christ, and PESTILENCES in divers (many) places. After that, believers will be hated by all and be delivered up to be AFFLICTED! Does this sound to you like a world that will be “conquered” and or “subdued” by Christians?? The answer should be an obvious, “NO.”

Mat 24:5  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 
Mat 24:6  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Mat 24:7  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 
Mat 24:8  All these are the beginning of sorrows. 
Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 
Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
Mat 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 
Mat 24:13  But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 
Mat 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. 

At the end of this age, people will be hating one another and betraying one another – their “love” having become “cold.” But, let’s not stop there, let’s compare some more scriptures.

2Ti 3:1  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (Notice it says “perilous” not “good” times will come)
2Ti 3:2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 
2Ti 3:3  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 
2Ti 3:4  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 
2Ti 3:5  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 
2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 
2Ti 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

Dear truth seeker, do you see anything in these scriptures that affirm the NAR doctrine of “restored” godliness to the earth before Jesus comes again? No, these verses AGREE with the previous passages of scripture which depict a world in extreme darkness and distress near the end of the age. In fact, EVERY verse or passage of scripture in the New Testament agrees that the period right before Jesus returns will be a very DARK one with wickedness everywhere. The darkness will be so dense and black that a large portion of the living will not be able to see what’s happening or where they’re going, which is to Perdition, because they received not the love of the Truth – 2 Thess 2:10. Only the righteous will see and understand what’s happening because the Light of Christ illuminates their minds and hearts – John 8:12.

To all I say, don’t listen to or follow any preacher, teacher, or prophet whose doctrine doesn’t agree with what God’s word teaches. If you do, you will be DECIEVED and led away from your faith, even unto “perdition” (destruction). I pray that won’t happen to you.

Debra

Footnotes:

[1] http://shalach.org/Antichrist/Number%20666%20and%20Name%20of%20the%20Beast.htm

[2] https://www.thefreedictionary.com/millennium

[3] https://www.definitions.net/definition/maga

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who’s Taken and Who’s Left?

Image result for FREE pics of fishermen casting forth a net into the waterHear what Jesus says  happens at the end of this age and how the unjust are separated from the just —

Mat 13:47  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: 
Mat 13:48  Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 
Mat 13:49  So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 
Mat 13:50  And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 

Which vessels were “left” in the boat? The “good” ones! The “bad” vessels were “cast away!” Jesus went on to say that this is how it will be at the end of the world. No pre-trib rapture, the “just” aren’t taken up and away, just the opposite, the “just” are LEFT while the “wicked” are “cast into a fiery furnace.”

Joh 15:2  Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 
Joh 15:6  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. [1]

Those who don’t abide (remain) in Christ are “cast forth” and gathered by angels (Angels are often called “men” in the bible) who “cast the unfruitful into the fire.” Notice which branches were “taken away” – the unfruitful ones.

Mat 13:27  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? (darnel or false grain; a metaphor for false believers)
Mat 13:28  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 
Mat 13:29  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 
Mat 13:30  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, (angels) Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 

Again, the “tares” or false believers are gathered up and bound in bundles to be burned, while the “wheat” or true believers are gathered into Jesus’s barn. Who gets gathered up FIRST? It’s the tares, not the wheat!

Mat 13:36  Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 
Mat 13:37  He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 
Mat 13:38  The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one
Mat 13:39  The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 
Mat 13:40  As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world
Mat 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 
Mat 13:42  And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 
Mat 13:43  Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear

In this passage Jesus spells it out plainly – the angels reap the final harvest gathering the unjust FIRST and casting them into the furnace. THEN the righteous shine forth in his father’s kingdom. No Pre-Trib rapture of the saints is evident in this or any of the aforementioned passages.

Mat 24:29  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 
Mat 24:30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 
Mat 24:31  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 

When are the “elect” gathered? IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIBULATION and not before!

1Th 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 
1Th 4:15  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 
1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 
1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

Here Paul says that those saints still alive at Christ’s coming won’t be “caught up” (taken up) until AFTER the “dead in Christ” arise. This is a very strong passage which states plainly the order in which saints are taken up into the air and which also refutes a Pre-Trib Rapture. How can there be a Pre-Trib Rapture of living saints when ALL God’s saints, dead or alive are taken up TOGETHER at the same time???

I would like to see one bible verse or passage which clearly shows that SOME saints will be taken or caught up to meet the Lord in the air BEFORE the Tribulation period. Anyone who knows of such a verse, please write to me about it. And, I’m not talking about some allegorical interpretation involving the Jewish wedding ceremony by which some have concluded that there is a “catching up” of SOME saints who have proved themselves worthy to escape the Tribulation, while other, carnal believers are “left” behind to suffer through it. I’d love to see just one solid piece of evidence, one sure word of Scripture to back up such interpretations.

Why is this important you might ask? It’s very important to know everything you can about Christ’s Second Coming so that you can be ready to meet Him when He comes. Many I think, will be unprepared, having been lulled to sleep by false shepherds telling them that they will be RAPTURED out of the world BEFORE the Great Tribulation starts. Whoever believes those shepherds and doesn’t search out the Word of God for themselves is going to be DECEIVED thinking that they won’t have to endure that which is coming to “try the WHOLE EARTH” [Rev 3:10].

1Pe 4:12  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 
1Pe 4:13  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 
1Pe 4:14  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 
1Pe 4:1  Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 
1Pe 2:20  For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 
1Pe 2:21  For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 
1Th 3:3  That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto
1Th 3:4  For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. 
2Ti 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution
Mat 10:22  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 

Who shall be SAVED? He that endureth to the END of this Age; who remains faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ while enduring persecution and tribulation.

I wonder how people can ignore the preponderance of scriptural evidence for a Pre-Wrath or Post Tribulation “catching up” of the saints and cling to a Pre-Trib Rapture. Could it be a matter of not wanting to suffer for Christ, of not wanting to bear the shame of the Cross, preferring to live in agreement with the world and in so doing, avoid persecution and tribulation? Truth is, there will be no escaping persecution and tribulation in this world if you’re a true follower of Jesus Christ, for to such we have been called!

June 19, 2019

Footnotes:

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b47CJlE-ut0

[2] https://www.douglashamp.com/who-is-left-behind-understanding-the-order-of-the-final-gathering-rapture/

Who’s a true and a false Christian, who’s deceived and how to know, taking Communion as a false believer.

As Sodom and Gormorrah

Jer 23:14  I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. [1-3]

Eze 13:22  Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life

Jer 28:15  Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie
Jer 28:16  Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD. 

Deu 13:4  Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. 
Deu 13:5  And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee. 

Who are the prophets today? Well, there are actual prophets but even ministers of the Gospel and any believer can prophesy the word of God. A prophet is someone who hears or sees what the will of God is and then speaks it forth. Every minister or pastor also speaks forth the words and will of God, at least they’re supposed to. Therefore, they too have been entrusted by God to faithfully speak forth His word and His will to the people. But, if they don’t speak forth God’s true word they are guilty of speaking LIES in God’s name and leading His people astray.

Dear people of God, isn’t that just what’s happening in many if not most of our churches right now? The ministers or priests and prophets alike are speaking forth LIES in God’s name when they tell people that it’s all right to go on sinning and committing all manner of FORNICATION, including living in perverted sexual relationships, because God is love and therefore He looks the other way! Not so! While it’s true that God is loving and merciful, He is also Holy and will not lower His standards of righteousness for anyone. If God did that, no one would be saved from their sin or from God’s wrath (anger and judgment of impenitent sinners). Psa 19:7  The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 
Psa 19:8  The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Churches are not only allowing sexual perversions in their midst but they’re saying that it’s holy in God’s sight. But they lie, for God’s word says that such unions and relationships are foul and disgusting in His sight calling such acts an Abomination. So when priests or ministers say it’s OK to live in these types of relationships contrary to what God says about them, aren’t these ministers speaking lies? Aren’t they guilty of “teaching rebellion against the Lord,” and “making the people to trust in lies?”

All such ministers “strengthen the hands” of the wicked by promising them life and peace which is contrary to what God says will happen to unrepentant sinners. In Progressive (ultra liberal) churches congregants are led to walk around the sanctuary “wishing” one another PEACE,” sometimes shaking hands and/or hugging. In such churches you hear the terms “love and peace” but never “sin, judgment, or holiness.” They teach a lopsided, soft-bellied, weak-minded God who hasn’t enough pluck to correct His wayward children. What utter poppycock. God is neither weak-minded nor lopsided and definitely WILL send correction to his children, but the impenitent and impudent sinners who flaunt their sin, are going to suffer His wrath unless of course they repent (turn from their sin to right living according to God’s word, not men’s ideas).

God will not be mocked! Whatever a man sows he will reap. Everyone will be rewarded according to his deeds; the righteous will inherit eternal life, the wicked eternal death – Gal 6:7  Do not deceive yourselves; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows that shall he also reap. 
Gal 6:8  For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that sows in the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life. 

You ministers are in serious trouble with the Lord if you teach men to rebel against God’s righteous commands. It’s a false sense of security and a false peace that you give them as you tell them their sin will never be punished. If they remain in their sin, “won’t return from their wickedness,” they will suffer the torments of Hellfire and you will too, for teaching them to rebel against God. Repent or else God will remove your lampstand – Rev 2:5  Remember, therefore, from where thou art fallen and repent and do the first works, or else I will come unto thee quickly and will remove thy lampstand out of its place, except thou repent. 

The world is definitely going mad and so too are many of God’s ministers and prophets who claim to speak for God but who speak lies in His name. They have become as Sodom and Gomorrah in His sight.

June 9, 2019

Footnotes:

[1] Sodom = “burning” BDB Definition: 1) a Canaanite city, usually paired with Gomorrah, located in the area of the Dead Sea and the Jordan river; both cities destroyed by God in judgment
Strong’s: From an unused root meaning to scorch; burnt (that is, volcanic or bituminous) district; Sedom, a place near the Dead Sea: – Sodom.
[2] Gomorrah = “submersion” BDB Definition: 1) the twin-city in evil with Sodom, both destroyed in judgment by God with fire from heaven; 1a) of iniquity (figuratively)
Strong’s: From H6014; a (ruined) heap; Amorah, a place in Palestine: – Gomorrah.

 

What’s the Lie of 2 Thess. 2:11?

 

In the end times Jesus warned that that many would believe “a lie,” what was that lie? Could it be that the lie is “once saved always saved?” The way it works is that if you say a prayer inviting Jesus into your heart, no matter how you live after that, you’ll bypass God’s Judgment and go to heaven when you die. Could the ‘eternal security’ or ‘once saved always saved’ doctrine be the “lie” of which Jesus spoke?

I think it is, because there are more than 3 witnesses (scriptures) in the Bible which clearly state that if/when one forsakes (abandons) the Lord, He in turn will forsake that person. Here they are —

2Ch 15:2  And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you

2Ch 24:20  And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you

1Ch 28:9  And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever

Deu 31:16 – 18   And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us? And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods. 

Jdg 10:13 &14  Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation. 

Jdg 2:11 – 14  And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies. 

If those verses aren’t enough to convince you, consider that in the Garden of Eden when the Serpent was tempting Adam and Eve, what did he promise them?

He promised them that if they ate of the forbidden fruit, they would not only gain knowledge of good and evil, but that they would NOT die as Yehovah had warned them —-

Gen 3:1 – 5  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil

Now compare that passage with the following New Testament passage —

2Th 2:2 & 3  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 

2Th 2:7 – 12  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 

For the sake of those who don’t know who the Restrainer is, it’s Michael the Archangel. Right after Michael is ”taken out of the way” (stops holding back iniquity) that Wicked one will be revealed to the world. Also, notice that the “day of Christ” cannot be “at hand” (immanent!) UNTIL the Anti-Christ is revealed. Once the Anti-Christ is revealed to the world, THEN Christ’s coming is immanent, but not before.

What is the “strong delusion?” Feminine of G4108 (as abstraction); objectively fraudulence; subjectively a straying from orthodoxy or piety: – deceit, to deceive, delusion, error. [Strong’s] 2a1) error, wrong opinion relative to morals or religion; 2b) error which shows itself in action, a wrong mode of acting; 2c) error, that which leads into error, deceit or fraud [Thayer’s Greek Definitions]

The LIE then has something to do with deceit, fraud (fraudulent teaching perhaps?), wrong opinion re morals or religion, error — AND PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THIS DEFINITION —- and “straying from orthodoxy and piety.

Dear reader, isn’t that exactly where the Church at large is today? Could you honestly say that it hasn’t STRAYED from orthodoxy and piety? Piety is the quality of being religious or reverent.

Orthodoxy is (from Greek ὀρθοδοξία orthodoxía “right opinion”) is adherence to correct or accepted creeds, especially in religion. In the Christian sense the term means “conforming to the Christian faith as represented in the creeds of the early church.” [1]

  1. Adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion.
  2. Adhering to the Christian faith as expressed in the early Christian ecumenical creeds. [2] 

Orthodoxy is the belief in the standards of accepted and true doctrines taught in the Bible. That which is orthodox agrees with Biblical teaching and the interpretation of the Christian Church. [3]

Over several decades I’ve seen the Church “stray” from the “reverence” of God and His Word, and from the sound doctrines of the faith, which have been taught and accepted for many centuries. What has brought this about is the “mystery of iniquity” which has been “at work” since the Fall of Mankind in the Garden of Eden. Just what is the “mystery of iniquity?” For those who haven’t studied the Bible, it is the “condition of being without law, because of being ignorant of it, or violating it; it is “contempt and violation of law, also wickedness.” [Thayer’s Greek Def.] From G459; illegality, that is, violation of law or (generally) wickedness: – iniquity, X transgress (-ion of) the law, unrighteousness. [Strong’s]

The Church has strayed from orthodoxy by adopting ‘new’ doctrines (beliefs) and practices unsupported by Scripture and not preaching against ‘sin’ anymore in their services. At the same time, churches show little to no ‘reverence’ for God as they thumb their noses at God’s precious Law – His Torah or teachings in both Old and New Testaments. I’ve seen congregants in many churches treat the holy things of God ‘lightly’ which shows irreverence towards them! Real believers show ‘respect’ for God, His true ministers, and for His Word (all of it!). True believers don’t treat the holy things of God lightly but “tremble” at His words and show respect for His Presence in and among them. Yahweh has left many churches because of their stubborn refusal to heed His commands and correction – 

Pro 1:23 – 36  Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. 

Now, I will put it all together for you. The “lie” being told believers in these last days, is akin to the lie Satan told Eve in the Garden – that they can disobey God’s law and not die (eternally) as a result! Since the Fall, men are born having a natural bent towards “going their own way” falsely believing that they can live independently from God and not suffer negative consequences for it. Yahweh God makes it very clear throughout the bible, that disobedience to His commands carries penalties, even everlasting death. Men who don’t see this are blinded by their lust.

1Co 6:9 -10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God

The following passage describes those who in the blindness of their lusts ARE DECEIVED into thinking that they SHALL HAVE PEACE despite “walking according to the “IMAGINATION OF THEIR HEARTS” —-

Deu 29:19  And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: 

Notice what the LORD says will happen to him who does this —

Deu 29:20  The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven. 

Compare with Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Rom 1:24 – 27 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 

Notice in the first verse the word “lie” is pertaining to “changing the truth of God” or exchanging that truth for a lie — “changed, change, or changing” From G3326 and G236; to exchange: – change. Also, “to make different” [Strong’s] “truth” 1b) what is true in things appertaining to God and the duties of man, moral and religious truth [Thayer’s Def.]

Dear reader, isn’t that what many churches are doing today, changing and or exchanging God’s truth for men’s opinions, even adopting the doctrines of devils??

1Ti 4:1 & 2 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 

In case you were wondering, a conscience seared with a hot iron (or cauterized) is no longer sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s conviction or influence, and is therefore no longer able to distinguish between good and evil – opposite from what Satan promised Adam and Eve in the Garden!!

See what a LIAR Satan is? He promised Adam and Eve that if they partook of his forbidden knowledge they would know both good and evil like God did. That word “know” is “yada” which has a broad variety of applications, one of which is to be able to DISTINGUISH between one thing and another!  [Brown-Driver-Briggs Heb. Def.’s] I suggest you look the term up for yourself and get used to doing that, so you can “rightly divide” (interpret) the Word of God.

Satan LIED big time to Adam and Eve when he tempted them in the Garden of Eden. Satan actually told them two lies, the first being that if they partook of the forbidden knowledge or fruit, they wouldn’t die. The second lie was that not only would they not die, but they would be like God, able to distinguish for themselves (without God’s input) what’s good from what’s evil – (Gen. 3:5).

But you see, when men stray from God’s instructions and persist in going their own way, they eventually become insensitive to God’s voice so they can no longer hear Him. Their consciences become “seared” (cauterized) or hardened so they cannot respond to the Holy Spirit’s leading, and are lost. This can even happen to a born again believer who “falls away” —

Luk 8:11 – 14  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.  They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 

Heb 6:4 – 6 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 

Far too many in the church today treat God and His Word “lightly” and in some cases, with disdain. They do this by “changing” or exchanging God’s words with lies, and by making themselves the ultimate authority on what’s right and what’s wrong. In essense ungodly men end up worshiping themselves (the creature) instead of the Creator – Rom 1:25.

Many have made or are making the fatal choice to “go their own way,” thus rejecting God’s instructions, commands, and laws. They’ve been deceived by their own lusts and by Satan into believing that they don’t need God or His law, that they can go it alone and be just fine.

Dear reader I strongly urge you to take stock of your life in light of God’s holy Word to see if your words and actions line up with its precepts or not. If not, the time to change that is now, not tomorrow, for tomorrow may be too late –  Luk 12:20  But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee….

Don’t be fooled by Satan, or blinded by your own lusts, the Day of the Lord’s wrath will come! Don’t wait until that day to repent of your rebellion against God’s law, for it will be too late then – Rev 22:11  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. There comes a time when the opportunity for repentance runs out – Luk 13:25  When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 

False dependence on Church privileges –

In the eyes of Him who “seeth not as man seeth,” who readeth the heart and weigheth actions in the balances of the sanctuary, the worker of iniquity is not only the man who disregards religion and commits open wickedness; but also he who, if he avoid certain sins, avoids them not because he fears God or is constrained by Christ’s love, and who, if motives were analyzed, would be found to have regard to the good opinion of the world, rather than to the will and the glory of Him who called him into being.

You must search your hearts. You must see whether God be first in your hearts; whether your great fear be the fear of offending Him—your great desire, the desire of pleasing Him; whether “old things have passed away,” and “new things”—new tendencies, new upon outward privileges. “The kingdom of God is within you.”

I do not depreciate the means of grace. The “workers of iniquity” may be those who delight in sermons and never miss a sacrament.” “There are multitudes who will go a long way towards heaven and then stop short. They will give up everything but one thing for Christ, and therefore are they near heaven; but they keep that one, and therefore must they be excluded at the last. Almost believers upon earth, they are almost guests at the marriage-supper above.

I would that this might warn you; that this might startle you. If there are any of you who are resting on outward duties and privileges, and have not given your hearts to the Lord, oh! do not shrink from self-examination; be not afraid to know the worst. The “Master of the house” hath not yet “risen up and shut to the door.” You may still secure for yourselves admission at the last. (H. Melvill, B. D. ) [The Biblical Illustrator]

Sobering words, I know, but necessary in light of the times we’re living in. I pray you won’t ignore or treat lightly these warnings in God’s Word but will hear them and be saved from His wrath when He comes to judge the whole earth. Rev 16:15  Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (The meaning here is, that, as Christians are clothed with the garments of righteousness, they should not lay them aside, so that their spiritual nakedness should be seen. – Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible) Heb 10:26&27  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 

The “lie” spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 11, is that a person can keep on sinning after receiving knowledge of the truth (God’s Word) and still go to heaven – the eternal security, once saved always saved (false) doctrine! It’s akin to the “lie” Satan told Adam and Eve in the Garden, “You shall not die.” Don’t fall for it!

May the FEAR OF GOD return to the Church before the Day of His Wrath comes.

©  April 20, 2019

Footnotes:

[1] http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodoxy

[2] https://www.thefreedictionary.com/orthodox

[3] https://carm.org/dictionary-orthodoxy

Good teachings on the Falling Away — 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAslQqrWpfM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kX8O8OAcJ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bulg4mCHLEs

http://fgcp.org/content/how-identify-false-church

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWeUNoR30_0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2eztrXGLtQ

Are Christians supposed to be grabbing their crotches?  

Who’s truly saved and who’s not, the reality of Heaven & Hell; Sermons by John MacArthur —-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b47CJlE-ut0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztj_jyOPTVg

 

What’s An Abomination Anyway?

Rev 17:4  And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 

‘abomination’ = a foul thing, a detestable thing,1a) of idols and things pertaining to idolatry [Thayer’s Greek Definitions]

‘filthiness of her fornication’ [Thayer’s Greek Def.] = impurity, illicit sexual intercourse, 1a) adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc. 1b) sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18 1c) sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mar_10:11-12 2) metaphorically the worship of idols, 2a) of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols (as in taking of the wafer or ‘host’ of communion in the Catholic church?) Is the communion wafer or host in any way connected to worship of Molech [1] or other false god? A golden cup” = [Thayer Definition] 1) a cup, a drinking vessel 2) metaphorically one’s lot or experience, whether joyous or adverse, divine appointments, whether favourable or unfavourable, are likened to a cup which God presents one to drink: so of prosperity and adversity. 

Jer 51:7  Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, ‘cup’ = often figuratively a lot (as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl (perhaps from the cup like cavity of its eye): – cup, (small) owl. [Strong’s Concordance] One’s ‘lot’ in life means one’s fate, what one has been handed.

The significance for Roman Catholics today in participating each week in the purely pagan ritual of celebrating the Eucharist of cannibalism offered to demons, has its own special significance. Whether you want to know it or not, Catholics are paying homage to the supreme demonic deities of the Catholic Church, the real gods hidden behind the facades of false worship.” [2] 

God told me very clearly one time after I had communion at a local Catholic shrine, that He didn’t want me doing that, for it was “an Abomination to Him!” In obedience to His Voice, I haven’t partaken of communion since that day God spoke so clearly to me. I wonder why it is that so many Christians don’t seem to have heard this pronouncement. At any rate, it’s clear that this ‘woman’ (a woman in Scripture used in this context is always referring to a church or a religious body) is full of ‘abominations, filthiness, fornication, idolatry and more. Is not the Catholic church rife with abominations? See also: http://spirit-wind.org/the-abomination-of-transubstantiation/

1Ki 14:24  And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel. 

Jdg 19:22  Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him. (‘know’ = to know a person carnally in this instance)
Jdg 19:23  And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly. 
Jdg 19:24  Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing. 

‘sons of Belial’ = notice how God calls those who do this ‘vile’ acts are ‘sons of Belial’ – meaning the demonic spirit behind the acts, the demon who moves people to do them, is none other than Belial himself!
‘Belial’ = worthlessness, base, wicked
‘wickedly’ = bad, evil, injurious, displeasing, broken to pieces
‘know’ = in this instance means to know a person ‘carnally’ (or sexually)
‘vile’ = profane and immoral acts, disgraceful [Brown-Driver-Briggs Dictionary]
‘folly’ = same as vile.

We can see that God considers acts of sodomy to be ‘vile’ and ‘wicked,’ and that the demonic influence or demon spirit behind all such acts, be it sodomy or any other sexual perversion, is the principality Belial. 

Leviticus 18:22 – “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Leviticus 20:13  – “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT ADVOCATE VIOLENCE OF ANY KIND AGAINST GAYS OR LESBIANS, ETC!! I include this verse only to show how seriously offensive this behavior was (and is) to God who gave the Law to Moses, and although we live in an age of Grace, there are still penalties for sin. Continuous illness and other troubles often plague habitual sinners, even Christians suffer in this way due to non-repentance of various sins. In addition, after the second resurrection of the unrighteous dead, Judgment will be meted to those who never repented of their sinning and never turned to Jesus Christ for forgiveness (Rev 21:7  & 28). The ‘putting to death’ of those who committed certain sins under the old covenant was done to keep the rest of the congregation from becoming corrupted. “The purity of God’s people in the Promised Land was vitally important, as was the continuance of bloodlines (one of which would lead to the Messiah). That is why God demanded the death penalty for those who engaged in homosexual intercourse.” [3] God wanted a HOLY people to call His own, and He hasn’t changed His mind about that – all who are called by His Name, are to be holy, as He is holy – Lev 20:26  You are to be holy to Me, for I, Adonai, am holy, and have set you apart from the peoples, so that you would be Mine. [TLV]  1Th 4:7  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. Eph 5:3  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints. The application for today’s Christian communities, is that within their gates, sin is to be disciplined and eradicated, not accepted as normal! 1Co 5:13  But those who are outside, God judges. Put away the wicked fellow from among yourselves

God takes sin seriously! Homosexuals are not doing right in His eyes, neither are Lesbians – Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature….

Should we as Christians allow ourselves to be swayed by public opinion and the laws of the state that say there’s nothing wrong with Sodomy and other perverse sexual acts, when our Lord and Savior said otherwise? Are we to obey man’s law and thumb our noses at God’s law? 

Act 5:29  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. Gal 1:10  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. Jas 4:4  Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Simply put: If you’re a friend of the world then you cannot be a friend of God or of Christ. Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Church at Corinth – 1Co 5:9  I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 

Eph 5:11  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 

Definition of reprove = confute, admonish: – convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove. Definition of rebuke = express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behavior or actions, bring correction, scold. fellowship = From G4862 and G2841; to share in company with, that is, co-participate in: – communicate (have fellowship) with, be partaker of.

Did you get that? Christians are not only to not eat and have fellowship with fornicators, covetous, idolaters, etc., in the Church, but we are to tell them that what they’re doing is wrong in a ‘spirit of meekness’ – Gal 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. God’s desires the full restoration of every soul! 2 Pet 3:9. Instead, what’s happening in most of our churches these days is that all manner of uncleanness is welcomed and accepted as being normal. Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 

“judgment” = condemnation of wrong, the sentence of a judge, the punishment with which one is sentenced
“death” = the misery of the soul arising from sin, which begins on earth but lasts and increases after the death of the body in hell
‘have pleasure’ = From G4862 and G2106; to think well of in common, that is, assent to, feel gratified with: – allow, assent, be pleased, have pleasure.

Isn’t that exactly what most Christian churches are doing these days – allowing and assenting to (agreeing with) behavior which Christ condemns in His Word?

2Co 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 
2Co 6:15  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 
2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 
2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. *Note that any words you see in the Bible that are in gray italics were added by translators and were not in the original manuscripts.

unclean = morally (lewd) or specifically (demonic)): – foul, unclean. [Strong’s Concordance Def.]

It’s plain as day that believers in Christ, who Paul was addressing in these passages, are to get away from everything that’s unclean and unholy. God calls the act of Sodomy an “unclean, vile, foul, detestable, idolatrous ABOMINATION! In fact, anything that is worshiped other than the true God, is Idolatry according to the Bible, God’s Word. I guess that would include the holy communion ‘wafer’ which Catholics worship (adore) in the Catholic Mass. No, that tiny wafer is not Christ anymore than a plaster statue of Mary is really Mary. Those bowing down to the Eucharist in adoration are adoring a piece of bread that’s supposed to be the literal flesh of Christ via Transubstantiation [4], which is an Abomination! Sadly, many Catholics don’t read their bibles or have a personal relationship with God but unquestioningly believe whatever their priest tells them. Dear Catholic, if you’re reading this, please read a non-Catholic version of the bible and pray for understanding and for revelation. In the bible you’ll see that no man on earth has greater authority than God, even though the Pope makes such a claim [5] and ONLY God has the power to forgive men’s sins! 

Those who speak out against the LGBT and Rainbow movements are called “haters.” I know some will read this article and accuse me of not being compassionate or loving but which is more loving, telling someone the truth so that their soul may be saved, or keeping quiet so it ends up in Hell? Eph 5:5  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Eph 5:6  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Eph 5:7  Be not ye therefore partakers with them. ⇐ Paul was telling Christians not to be partakers with those who commit these sins, and those listed in the following verse. 

Co 6:9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 

“Same sex sins are listed along with other sins such as fornication, idolatry, covetousness and drunkenness. Same sex sins are dishonoring, repugnant sins but they are still forgivable. Surely, we have all been covetous at some point in our life, but that does not mean we are automatically going to hell. Scripture is not talking about a single event or many acts of sin, but an ongoing pattern of sin. God is talking about those who never come to Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit turn from their sin. We cannot do this on our own. We are totally dependent on God to stop.

1 Timothy 1:10. Same sex sins are not an acceptable, alternative lifestyle either. It is sin. Here is another passage.

But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous man, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers . . . (NASB) 1 Timothy 1:8-11

It is clear that homosexuality is not the result of biological heredity. It is sin. God did not make these men and women homosexuals from birth. At its root, homosexuality flows out of the sinful nature of the individual given to it. It is a result of a rejection of God at some point in life. [6]

Not only is homosexuality NOT just another sin, it serves in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, as the primary symbol of end-stage rebellion against God triggering the outpouring of His wrath.  Moreover, the challenge to Biblical orthodoxy represented by an increasingly militant pro-homosexual culture serves as a key litmus test for whether believers will stand with God or the Antichrist in the last days.

It is incumbent upon remnant believers to warn the church against the heresy of “gay theology” and to boldly and forcefully advocate for the Biblical worldview on sexuality and the one-flesh paradigm. [7]

Therefore, let’s not allow ourselves to be swayed by men’s opinions. More importantly, let’s not allow ourselves to betray the One who gave His life for us so that we could be FREED not only from our sins, but from enslavement to the opinions of men that go against God’s heart, teachings, and laws. Joh 8:36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. Our “liberty” is not the same liberty the world talks about, which is nothing more than license to sin in every way possible! 

Dear reader, if you or someone you know is in bondage to sin THERE IS HOPE in Jesus Christ who alone can deliver you. All you need do is turn to Him in repentance with Faith, believing that He can set you free from any sin. Ask Him to save you, and He will do it. Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Testimonies of ex-homosexuals and lesbians [8].

So, fellow believer, let’s walk in the LIBERTY given to us by Christ by which we’ve been set free from the world and its opinions to follow “every word of God” whereby we have LIFE! – Mat 4:4 ….It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Rom 6:22  But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.  

May we be BOLD in our witness, and faithfully REPROVE the “works of darkness” until Shiloh (an epithet of the Messiah) comes again! Amen.

 

Footnotes:

[1] http://www.biblelight.net/verita.htm

[2] http://humansarefree.com/2014/10/the-catholic-liturgy-is-satanic-ritual.html

[3] https://www.gotquestions.org/homosexuality-death-penalty.html

[4] https://www.gotquestions.org/transubstantiation.html

[5] http://www.remnantofgod.org/beastword.htm

[6] https://www.neverthirsty.org/bible-studies/topical-bible-studies/the-bible-on-same-sex-relations/

[7] http://www.scottlively.net/2014/12/26/the-forgotten-last-days-warning-about-homosexuality-in-the-bible/

This link adds more in depth material from historical and biblical references about a sin which will bring God’s judgment.

[8] https://www.charismanews.com/us/76484-definitive-proof-jesus-can-set-you-free-from-homosexuality

OTHER LINKS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgKpLEzZl_w

America is modern day SODOM. Bibles are being rewritten to remove language which criticizes certain life-styles.

http://www.hope-of-israel.org/homochristian.html

http://www.hope-of-israel.org/homotruth.htm

 

 

 

 

GOING ON TO MATURITY IN CHRIST

Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; (G5047) not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 

Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. “perfection” = completeness, of full age (mature)

Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 

Eph 4:12 For the perfecting (G2677) of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: G2677 καταρτισμός katartismos kat-ar-tis-mos’; From G2675; complete furnishing (objectively): – perfecting.

Eph 4:13 – 15 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect (G5046) man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 

Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may preent every man perfect (G5046) in Christ Jesus: 

G5046 τέλειος teleios tel’-i-os; From G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with G3588) completeness: – of full age, man, perfect.

What we see in each of these verses is that God’s will for the saints to leave the principles of the faith delineated in Heb. 6:1 & 2, and “GO ON TO PERFECTION” or “COMPLETENESS” ie., come to a “full age” or maturity in the faith. God never intended for His church to remain at the “beginning” or in other words, to remain at the baby stage of faith, but intends for newborns to grow up. So it is in the natural – parents teach their children easy things in the beginning but as the child grows they start teaching it harder concepts as the child is able to comprehend them. So it is in the spiritual —

Isa 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Those that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts. 

Isa 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 

Some prefer the comfort and ease of babyhood status and resist growing up spiritually speaking, so that they don’t have to take on the responsibilities of adulthood. What they don’t understand is that while remaining infantile seems easier, there are rewards and advantages to being entrusted with responsibility, and disadvantages to being a baby.

Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat

Heb 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe

Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil

From these verses, we see one advantage of being of “full age” is that such are able to “discern both good and evil” or between good and evil. That’s a huge advantage when you consider how vital it is to be able to discern between those two opposite polarities; it can mean the difference between life and death in many instances. And how does one get there? By “reason of use” = G1838 ἕξις hexis hex’-is; From G2192; habit, that is, (by implication) practice: – use. Thus, those of full age acquire discernment through habitually exercising their senses = G145 αἰσθητήριον aisthētērion ahee-sthay-tay’-ree-on; From a derivative of G143; properly an organ of perception, that is, (figuratively) judgment: – senses

They do this by remaining in God’s Word [Jn 15:7], which means they stay with it and spend lots of time not just reading, but studying it. And more than that, they DO what it says! By actually doing what the Word says one’s spiritual senses (perception and judgment or discernment) are increased with each obedience! 2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 

from glory to glory — from one degree of glory to another. As Moses’ face caught a reflection of God’s glory from being in His presence, so believers are changed into His image by beholding Him. – Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary (Public Domain)

By reason of use – Who, by constant hearing, believing, praying, and obedience, use all the graces of God’s Spirit; and, in the faithful use of them, find every one improved, so that they daily grow in grace, and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord. – Adam Clark’s Commentary on the Bible (Public Domain)

The disadvantage of those ingesting only “milk” is that they’re “unskillful” in the Word which means they haven’t yet developed their spiritual senses to the point where they can differentiate between good and evil.

To discern both good and evil – That is, in doctrine. They will appreciate and understand what is true; they will reject what is false. – Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible (Public Domain)

So you see remaining a baby in Christ is a precarious position leaving one vulnerable to the devil’s deception and wiles as Eph. 4:14 points out. Since we’re living in the “last days” in which spiritual darkness covers the whole earth, it’s vital that believers have and use ALL the spiritual gifts and weapons that Christ has given His Church. It’s God’s will that His born again children be “overcomers” – Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. Other ‘overcomer’ verses: Rev 2:11, 17 & 26; 3:5, 12 & 21; Rev 21:7.

1Jn 2:12 – 14  I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. 

These four classes constituted the household or family of God; each class, in ascending gradation, seems to have had more light, experience, and holiness than the other.

  1. The τεκνια, beloved children, or infants, are those who are just born into the heavenly family.
  2. The παιδια, little children, are those who are able to walk and speak; they know their heavenly Father, and can call him by that name.
  3. The νεανισκοι, young men, are such as are grown up to man’s estate; these perform the most difficult part of the labor, and are called to fight the battles of the Lord.
  4. The πατερες, fathers, are those who are at the foundation of the spiritual family, and have known the whole economy of the work of God in themselves and in others. These have the largest stock of spiritual wisdom and religious experience. – Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary (Public Domain)

Therefore beloved, let us no longer be CHILDREN, “tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ…” (Eph 4:14&15) Realize that the spiritual gifts are given to believers for their edification (building up) and other reasons —

1Co 1:4 – 17  I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: 

1Co 12:1 – 7  Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.  Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 

1Co 12:8 – 11 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 

A More Excellent Way

1Co 13:1 – 3  Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

1Co 13:4 – 9  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 

All true, and yet beloved of the LORD, that which is “perfect” has not yet appeared, and therefore, tongues, prophecies, words of wisdom and knowledge, discerning of spirits, and the working of miracles are still valid – they have not yet passed away! “That which is perfect” is referring to the time when believers will have attained to the “full stature of Christ” (Eph 4:11-13). Many believers misinterpret the above scriptures to mean that Jesus was himself the “perfect” which had come, therefore, the ‘gifts’ passed away after His earthly ministry was over. Those espousing this false doctrine referred to as Cessationism [1-2] can’t have read the entire New Testament, for every book in it after the four gospels clearly teach the gifts were in use after Christ. Peter, Paul, and the other apostles, practiced all of the spiritual gifts long after Christ arose. The gifts helped establish Christ’s church and there’s no scripture which states that any of the gifts died out in their time, in fact just the opposite. The book of Acts alone is filled with demonstrations of the Spirit in miraculous signs, healings, raising the dead, tongues, prophecies, casting out of evil spirits, and more. In addition, Act 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; Act 2:1 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: Act 2:18  And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy…. (See Joel 2:28 &29) Notice that it’s both God’s sons and daughters who will prophesy. Prophesy means to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office: – prophesy G4395 προφητεύω prophēteuō The gift of prophecy is mainly spoken in the Church assembly, 1Co 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. 1Co 14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 

Prophecy and Tongues

1Co 14:1 – 2  Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 

1Co 14:3 – 5  But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. 

1Co 14:6 – 7  Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?  And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?  

1Co 14:8 – 12  For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?  So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 

1Co 14:13 – 19 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?  For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 

1Co 14:20 – 33 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.  And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 

1Co 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak (G2980); but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.  1Co 14:35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak (G2980) in the church. 

Re ‘women keeping silence in the churches’ – what isn’t apparent from just these couple of verses, is that Paul wasn’t forbidding women from PROPHESYING! How could he have meant that when in the following scriptures he clearly states that he allowed them to? 1Co 14:31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. No gender limitation there. 1Co 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. Seems that Paul allowed women to ‘prophesy’ so long as their heads were veiled! The veil or head covering was to be worn as a sign of a wife’s subordination, or obedience, to her husband. Women in the New Testament era prophesied – Act 21:9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. Luk 2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel… To “prophesy” means to G4395 προφητεύω prophēteuō prof-ate-yoo’-o = to foretell events, divine, speak under inspiration, exercise the prophetic office: – prophesy. The word “speak” which Paul used in 1 Co 14:34 & 35 is – A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words: – preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter. Compare G3004 = A primary verb; properly to “lay” forth, that is, (figuratively) relate (in words [usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue]); by implication to mean: – ask, bid, boast, call, describe, give out, name, put forth, say (-ing, on), shew, speak, tell, utter. [Strong’s Hebrew & Greek Dictionaries] 

Is it not possible dear brethren, that Paul had some problem with women in the church speaking OUT OF TURN, shouting or calling out questions to their husbands (which Paul makes reference to in the very same passage vs. 35), and or they were giving EXTENDED and or RANDOM HARANGUES? Def. of “harangue” =

1) a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe. 2) a long, passionate, and vehement speech, especially one delivered before a public gathering. 3) any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.

Please note the nature of the terms used: long, intense, attack, VEHEMENT, POMPOUS. Do any of these characterize a true prophetic word from God? Of course not. Women had to prophesy in the church assembly since prophesy needs to be “judged” by “others” in an assembly! (1 Cor 14:29) Paul’s correction in 1 Cor 14:34 & 5, likely had to do with a specific problem he was having with wives speaking out of turn, asking questions of their husbands in the church disrupting the main speaker, and even perhaps “scolding” their husbands there as well – see the def. of ‘harangue’ above. For a wife to ‘scold’ her husband is one way of “usurping authority” over him. A wife was to be in subjection to her husband according to the Torah which Paul was obviously upholding here and elsewhere, 1Pe 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. I realize this goes against the women’s liberation movement of modern times, but God’s principles don’t change with the tide of man’s opinions. It doesn’t mean a wife is a slave or can’t give her opinion but it means that she can’t wear the pants in the family! She isn’t allowed to ‘order’ her husband around like he was a puppy dog. If she scolds or berates him, she’s showing disrespect towards him, and that too is out of God’s divine order. God has an order to everything in heaven and on earth; we would be wise to find it out and follow it, or else suffer the negative consequences of not following it as we see in the fact that nearly half of all marriages end up in divorce. Too many women try to “rule” over their husbands when God told Eve that her husband would “rule” over her – Genesis 3:16. (Rule = dominion) Women, God always knows best and this is an a test of your trust in Him. Can God work through your husband even when you disagree with him? Can God provide for all your needs (emotional, physical, etc.) even when your husband appears to be working against you? Being under authority is meant to be a safeguard against deception, most of all from ourselves.  

The typical explanation that Paul was forbidding women from prophesying in the churches contradicts everything else written in the New Testament about it, as I’ve shown in this article. Besides, the LORD Himself prophesied that in the last days He would pour out His Spirit upon ALL flesh – “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: Act 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy…. (See Joel 2:28 &29)

For those who don’t realize it, we are now living in the “last days” of this present age, for they began in the days of Christ, 1Jn 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. Second witness – 1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 1Pe 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you… There should be no doubt in your mind now that the “last days” (or times) began in the days of Christ and continue to the end of this current Age.  So, there’s no excuse, no reason, for the Church in our day to shun the precious gifts our Savior gave us for the purpose of equipping the saints to do the works which Christ ordained for them to do until He comes again. I believe that God’s gracious Spirit is grieved when his children shun His precious gifts given for their edification and maturation. Let us therefore no longer be like children tossed to and fro and carried about by every wind of doctrine but let us grow up into the fullness of Christ – “unto a perfect man!”

As an aside, the term “man” in scripture is a general designation for both male and female, unless otherwise indicated. Thus, there’s no need to write, “he/she” as so many do in an effort to be politically correct. How arrogant are those who think that they can improve upon what God said! I figure that if the term “man” is good enough for God, it’s good enough for me.

 

Footnotes:

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessationism

[2] https://wesleygospel.com/2016/04/30/debunking-cessationism-a-cesspool-of-deformed-theology-john-boruff/   An excellent expose on this topic!