05 January 2015
In today’s society people run around like they have no tomorrow, no time to complete their various tasks. They jump from task to task and rush through things, taking no time to enjoy what they have around them. Even on their days off from work and other commitments, they rush around and seem to have no time for anything. God who is perfect I all of His ways, wants us to take time off and enjoy what we have around us. God Himself, after he finished with creation even took a day off. We must trust in God for the time to do the necessary things and remember to have time to relax for ourselves and our families, and above else to give glory and honor to God above all else. God has a time for everything and we should too, including time to just relax and do nothing but rest.
Some, when they ask God for something, tell Him what they want and have no concern with what God wants for them. When what they wanted didn’t come about, they start blaming God and say He didn’t answer their prayer. Firstly, we do not tell God what we want. We do not ask for selfish or worldly things. When we pray and ask for something, we must ask that if it be according to God’s Will, that God will grant it to us. Secondly, God always answers prayer, all prayers. Many, if the answer does not go with what they want, simply ignore it and shut their ears and claim that God ignored them and didn’t answer them. Some will even go as far as to say that because they trusted in God and He didn’t answer them that they can no longer trust in Him. They will then go about on their own trying to make what they wanted to happen, and each time fail. They will continue to blame God and continually ignore what they were told in the first place. When God tells us “No” or “Wait” in answer to prayer, then we must adhere to His words and know He has a plan and knows what is best for us. It is NOT our place to challenge God or go against His will, no matter what we want or how we feel. We must trust in God at all times and in all things, and know He has only the best for us.
19 January 2015
It is amazing at how many of those who are so anti-Christian and against God, love to attempt to use the Bible to prove their point and silence those who proclaim the Word of God. When they do quote Scripture, what they quote is often taken out of context or has absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter they are trying to defend.
One of their favorite things to quote is 1 Corinthians 10:32; “Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:” Then they will criticize those who quote and live by the Bible and at the same time will say that they are being offended because of the Bible and that we are violating the very teachings we claim to follow.
First of all since they do not even believe in the Divine origin of the Bible or in the Bible itself, why are they even quoting it in the first place? If they believe in using part of it then they have to use the entire thing, which they will not because they know it will condemn them of their evil!
Secondly they have taken the above verse out of context. It has nothing to do with the Word of God causing offense. It is talking about offending and ridiculing someone because of something like hair or eye color, how tall they are, the way they speak, the way they dress, etc. If they find the Word of God offensive then they need to rethink their lives and what they believe and how they live. The Bible tells us that those who are evil and reject God are offended by God’s Words because of their rejection of Him and all that He stands for.
No matter what anyone says or does or how offended they are by the Word of God, our duty as Christians that are Born-again in the Blood of Christ, is to keep right on sharing His Words with the unsaved and an unbelieving world.
26 January 2015
Many times a pastor, evangelist, teacher, Etc., will have something written out on what they are planning on speaking or teaching about, only to get an overwhelming urge or feeling to do something else. When we ignore this feeling, most often than not, things do not go as we had planned. However, when we do pay heed and follow through, then we will have people come up to us and say, “Thank you. I really needed to hear that.” Many times when I have been preparing or something for a speaking engagement, or even with the Scripture Lesson of the week, I will get that feeling to do something different at almost the last minute. It never fails that when I trust that feeling that I will get emails or telephone calls from someone telling me how much they needed to hear that.
When God wants us to do or say something. He will let us know. Sometimes it may be in a small voice or a feeling, and at other times a very large voice or very strong feeling. But however He speaks to us we must listen to Him and follow where He wants us to go and say what He wants us to say.
02 February 2015
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
The above is the tenth of the Ten Commandments that God had given to Moses. Covetness is nearly impossible to see being broken in others because it is hidden in the heart where only God can see it. Sometimes a person’s actions may give it away, but most often not.
Coevtness is where someone sees something that they want and put that want above all else. The more they see and think about it, the more they want it. Covetness is not only limited to inanimate objects, but to people as well. Someone may see someone and decide that they want them for themselves. They do not care if they are involved with someone else or not. All they care about is their own selfish needs and wants. They have no care about how someone else thinks or feels about something. They want it so that is all that matters to them. Most of these individuals never act on this ungodly feeling and attitude. For someone this covetness becomes all consuming over everything else, and develops into an obsession. When someone gets to this point, they have cast all else aside, even God, and the number one things in their mind is what they want. They forget it is not about what they want, but what God wants. God gives to each of us what He sees we need and what is best for us. Someone may have something that we do not have, but that is for them and not for us. When we find our attitude slipping, we need to pray to God and ask Him to remove it from our heart and mind and fill us with His peace. We must be grateful for the things that God has generously given to us and not be jealous or envious of what someone else has. They have what is theirs and we have what is ours. God knows what is best, and we are to be content with what we have. And above all else, we must constantly trust on God and God alone for all things.
09 February 2015
Many cults and false religions have their own unique version of the Bible. They will tell you that these special “translations” or “corrected versions of the Bible” were created to correct the errors that have found their way into the Bible. The interesting thing to note is that their version of the Bible has been “corrected” so anything that contradicted their non-Biblical teachings, now support them.
Over the years there have been several versions of the Bible created, some of them are fine, but many have changed and corrupted pieces of Scripture to where the original teaching is no longer there. Unfortunately many people do not understand this or what is really going on. Any version of the Bible, no matter what translation it is, must be checked to make sure that nothing has been changed or altered, that nothing has been taken out or added to it.
16 February 2015
When a Christian or group of Christians stand up against an evil, it could be abortion, homosexuality, morality and decency, or any other number of evils, it seems the world hates them and what they have to say. The world will refer to them as being old fashioned, racists, trouble makers, haters, extremists, terrorists, and much worse.
We even see Christians being taken to court and sued because of standing up for the Biblical teachings they believe and follow, and numerous corrupt judges siding with those who complain about them. In fact, one judge who stepped way over the line had the nerve to tell one Christian that it was great she had her beliefs, but she is to leave them at home and not follow or practice them any place else other than church! What nerve! No judge or anyone else has the right or authority to make such a statement!
The more corrupt and dark the world gets, we, as Christians, need to become even bolder in standing up for our beliefs. We need to share the Word of Christ with everyone. No matter what they say or do or how they threaten or harass us, God must always come first. We must be willing to risk everything to preach the Gospel and bring the true light of Christ to those wondering around lost in the darkness of the world! After all, Christ died upon the cross for all us, shouldn’t we follow His example as well?
23 February 2015
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exodus 20: 3-5
No matter who we are or where we are in our walk with Christ, we must always put God first and foremost above everything else. Nothing of this world is more important that God and serving Him. There are many who believe that is how they live and the God is the most important thing in their lives. Unfortunately, this is not true for most people. Without realizing it, or some that have and don’t care, they have replaced God with something else, a “god” of their own making. They have freely decided that their possessions and/or other things are more important and above else. They and they alone are what really matter, thus replacing God.
Material things are only temporary and when you die they stay here and do not go with you. Then what will you do when you come before the One and Only True God for judgment? You possessions cannot help or save you.
Don’t let yourself fall into the trap of the world. Contrary to what they would will tell you, wealth and material possessions are only temporary. They cannot bring you true happiness, only the illusion of it. They cannot give you salvation and eternal life, only belief in God through His son Jesus Christ can do that. Do not seek after that which is only temporary at best. Seek after that which is eternal and everlasting.
The Bible has a good example of this very thing. A man approached Christ and wanted to be a follower of His. Christ told him to sell all that he had and give it to the poor. This individual was so blinded by his possessions that he could not do that. Look what he gave up. Look what and where he could have been, but he threw it all away because of the love of his “things.”
It seems almost a daily occurrence that some group or individual comes out of nowhere and claims to have wirings that have additional teachings that belong in the Bible but were not included. Or they claim to have additional writings to use along side of or in place of the Bible. Some of these groups even claim to have newer writings they their founder(s) were given directly from God and are to be used now because times are different from when the Bible was written.
No matter the author or supposed origins of these additional or newer writings, if they contradict or deviate from God’s teaching in even one area, then they are NOT of God and should be totally ignored. But despite this fact, people still follow and believe in them and their false teachings. Many of the organizations and individuals that use these writings do so out of a want for power and control, wealth, self-importance, to make a name for themselves, or that they have deluded themselves so much that they believe these writings full of fallacies, untruths, and lies.
09 March 2015
There are many who claim that they pray to God, but that He ignores them and never answers them. Usually these are the ones who prayed for selfish things and what they want. They did not pray for what God wants for us or for His Will to be done. As for God not answering prayers, this is simply not true. God hears and answers all prayers. Those who claim to receive no answer from God, are either ignoring what God has told them, or have chosen to shut their ears because they only wanted to hear the one answer, the answer they want. When God tells them “no” they refuse to accept that answer. They would rather believe that God did not answer them instead of telling them “no”. They then start to blame God for ignoring them. What they are actually doing is rejecting what God has told them because it is not what they wanted to hear. They wanted one answer and only one answer. To them it does not matter that God has His reasons for saying “no” they just wanted God to say what they wanted Him to say. God is in control of all and knows what is best for us. God is not interested in our petty wants, desires, or lusts. He wants us to follow what He has for us, as this is always best.
Those who refuse to take “no” for an answer often turn their back on God and seek answers, well actually the only answer they want, from unbiblical and ungodly sources. If by means of these other sources they get the answer that they want to hear, then they do not care about God’s answer and continue to claim that God never answered them. The more they ignore God and His infinite wisdom, the further into darkness they begin to slide. They will then start to seek the answers for what they want in life from these other sources, and ignore what God has to say and start down the path of darkness, further and further from God.
God and God alone has the only true answers and knows what is best for us. If He tells us “no” then He has His reasons. That does not justify us questioning God or simply choosing to refuse what He has told us because that is not what we wanted to hear. We have no need to seek answers elsewhere and must trust in God for all our answers and all of our needs.
16 March 2015
There are those churches and individuals who claim to be Christian, claim to follow the teachings of Christ, and yet feel they are above the Word of God as found in the Holy Bible. If someone or an organization claims to be a Christian and following the teachings of Christ, then how in all honesty can they reject what the Bible says? The simple answer is, they cannot! Anyone who professes to be a Christian is under and is to follow what God Himself has laid out for us in the Bible. We do not have the right to toss it out the window or pick bits and pieces of it to follow and ignore the rest.
Earlier this week we saw a larger denomination that calls itself “Christian” do just that. They have turned their back on God and His teachings, and tossed the Bible away. All for better acceptance in the eyes of the world and to accommodate more people who reject Biblical teaching. This is NOT what a Church of God or His People are to do. If we reject God and His Word, then He will reject us. Any church, organization or individual which claims to be Christian, and yet rejects and ignores God’s Holy Word, is NOT of God. By not being of God, they have made themselves the enemy of God and have opened the door for God’s judgment and condemnation to come against them. We must stand by God’s Word and all it says, and never compromise or give in to appease the world.
23 March 2015
There are a lot of churches and individuals that feel the need to change and update, modernize, or even outright remove and replace the Word of God. They just cast aside sound Biblical doctrine, and replace it with the ways of the world. No church has the right or authority to do so. Any church or individual that assumes they have the right to do so, is outside of the Will of God. No one has the right to change or alter what God Himself has told us. God is everlasting and never changes. His Word is the same way. God said the things He did for a reason. We are not to question it or change it to what we want it to say. If the world and those in it have problems with it, then they have a problem with God and can take it up with Him. Then when they come face to face with God when their time for judgment arrives, they can explain to Him why they didn’t like what He said, and did their own thing.
30 March 2015
I post this one almost every year at this time, the end of March / the beginning of April, for obvious reasons. I originally copyrighted and posted this on 01 April 2011.
In the news the last couple of years there have been news reports about how many of the atheist groups want one day a year set apart for a special holiday just for them because there are so many religious holidays.
They may not realize it, but they already have one. In the United States, April 1st, is also known as April Fools Day. This is a day when children and many adults play tricks and jokes on one another. This day should also be known as National Atheist Day. Why, do you ask? The Bible has the answer:
06 April 2015
There is a growing trend taking place in many churches of all denominations. They are, in most cases, not part of the clergy or church staff. Even the pastor may not even be aware of their presence. But once the pastor and those in charge of the church learn of this, they need to confront those who are guilty and put an end to it once and for all.
Of whom do I speak? I am speaking of the fashion police and hair police. They have decided that it is their place, that if anyone comes through the church door, especially if they have never been there before, to scrutinize them. Everything about them is observed and evaluated. Then, if they feel a person is not dressed appropriately, according to their self-imposed standards, that they must let the person know. The same will go for a person’s hair and facial hair as well. If they think it is too long or not styled to their liking, they will find ways to let the person know.
Is this type of examination and judgment appropriate according to the Bible? Of course not! In fact, the Bible actually condemns this type of behavior and attitude. This is one of the many reasons why a lot of people avoid church. They do not like nor do they want to be exposed to this kind of ungodly actions. God does not care how we are dressed, as long as it is decent, modest, and appropriate. God is not concerned with the length or style of someone’s hair, or about their facial hair. To God, the important thing is that you are in His House and hearing His Word.
It is not our place to judge how someone looks or dress. It is not our place to criticize a person’s hair or clothing because they do not reach our own self-imposed standards. We are not in Church to make a fashion statement or stat a new fashion trend. We are there to worship and praise the One and Only Living God, and learn about His Words and His ways.
God has much better things for His people. We are not to get caught up in this type of childish behavior. We are to focus ourselves on God and not the things that are of no importance.
13 April 2015
There are some who call themselves Christian, and yet do not believe that the Blood of Christ, shed upon the cross for us, is sufficient for our salvation. They believe that in addition to having faith in Christ, that we must follow all of the Old Testament Laws (works), of the following of the Old Testament Laws (works) alone is sufficient for our salvation.
Both of these are erroneous beliefs. We are saved by faith through Christ, and Christ alone. There IS no other way to salvation. No amount of following the Law (works) or doing good deeds (works) can earn us salvation. All other ways outside of faith and faith alone, lead to eternal damnation and punishment.
The interesting thing I have noticed is that those who claim that we are still obligated to follow the Law or parts of it, say we must not pick and choose which parts to follow, and that we must just follow all of it. Not going into details about the various aspects of the Law and applying them to life today, I will just bring up one point for these individuals. If we are to follow the Law, all of it, then when was the last time they made a sin offering to God and sacrificed a dove or young calf? If we are to follow all of the Law, then this must be followed as well. Their own erroneous beliefs and ideas just seem to over look this point.
No matter what argument someone may make for following the Law or parts of it for salvation, they will always fall short of the fact that Christ, when He died upon the cross for us, took all of our sins upon Himself and paid the penalty in our place. By doing so, He fulfilled the need to follow the Law for eternal salvation.
20 April 2015
There are a lot of ministers and churches that do not preach or teach the whole Bible. There are several reason they use for not doing so. Usually it is because maybe not everyone will understand it. Another reason that is constantly used is the congregation and church does not agree with some of the Scriptures and what they teach and mean so they just simply ignore them. The number one reason most churches and ministers will not even mention certain parts of Scriptures or parts of the Bible is because it may and most likely will offend others.
If the church members and even the minister do not understand something that the Bible is teaching, then they had better get someone in there who can explain it to them. We are to read and study the whole Bible and learn what it has for us and what we are to follow. By missing out on parts of it then we are cheating ourselves of all God has to say and has for us.
As for the church, congregation, and minister(s) not agreeing with parts of the Bible. So what? The Bible is the Holy and Inspired Word of God. If you do not agree with what the Bible contains, then why do you call yourselves Christian? God said it and as Christians we are to believe it, follow it, and teach it to others. If your Church wants to disagree with the Bible and Biblical teachings, then it needs to stop calling itself Christian!
As for the third and most common excuse, being worried that Biblical teaching may offend someone, once again I say, so what? If someone is offended by hearing the Word of God, then it is on them and not us! God has commanded us to teach His Word to the world. And we must always obey God. God did not tell us to water down, compromise, or even skip on teaching the world about His Word. We are to present the Bible and God’s teachings, not watered down versions, to those in the world, especially to those who are lots and do not know Jesus as their Saviour. Those who are offended by what God has said are offended because it convicts them of their sin and their rebellion against God. We must go forth and trust God and teach His entire Word.
27 April 2015
Thou shalt not kill [Murder].
For many years now there has been a lot of debate and arguments as to when life in the womb first begins. Many say it does not start until a baby is born and takes its first breath, and that there is no scientific evidence that shows it was alive prior to that. There are many Christians and ministers that hold to this erroneous belief as well. There are those in the scientific community who get paid lots of money to discover the answer, and yet never seem to come up with it. If they do and publish their findings, well then there goes all of that money they are so fond of. Science, or the lack thereof, has been proven to be wrong so many times in the past. We do not need man’s foolish knowledge or wisdom to tell us when life in the womb begins. God’s Holy Word, the Bible, clearly spells out the answer for us. It is not when a baby takes its first breath. Life in the womb takes place at the moment of conception. It is a living and growing human being and has all the God-given rights as the rest of us, including the right to life!
God has told us in His Word that He has formed us, and that he knew of our existence in the womb before anyone else. If an unborn child is not alive, then it would not have a heartbeat, have brainwaves, or be able to move.
When Elizabeth and Mary, the mothers of John the Baptizer and Jesus, met one another while still pregnant, the unborn John “leaped in her womb” because he knew that he was now in the presence of the soon to be born Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! An unborn child who is not alive would not have known of the unborn Jesus near it, and would not have been able to react as John clearly did. Clearly both John and Jesus were alive before even taking their first breath.
Many will claim to be pro-choice. In reality claiming to be pro-choice is a cop out. By claiming to be pro-choice you are not saying you stand for the protection of life, and say it is up to the woman to decide because it is her body. Firstly, it is not her body, it is belongs to God! Secondly, by being pro-choice and trying to sit in the middle, you are actually supporting the form of mass murder and serial killing known as abortion. There is NO middle ground. You are either for it or against it! You either agree with what God has said or you reject it.
Furthermore, God Himself has declared that anyone who causes a woman to lose an unborn child is guilty of murder and should suffer the consequences as such.
04 May 2015
“God made a mistake.”
“I am not who or what God intended me to be.”
“God made me wrong.”
“God put me in the wrong body.”
All of the above are comments that many members of the homosexual community make, especially if they believe they should have been members of the opposite gender. Many of them foolishly choose to have their own bodies mutilated and changed so they actually appear to be the gender they were not born as. Well guess what? To God they are still the very same gender they were born as, and by “changing” or “improving” the way they were, they think they are above God Himself!
God has called this evil an “abomination” in His eyes. Many times, over and over again, we have been warned by God to reject this foolishness and embrace the truth that is found only in Him. It is NOT our place to judge God for something we think He did in error. It is not our place to “fix” or “correct” what God had done. Those who claim they are doing so because God made a mistake are in error and are full of sin! They have rejected God and His Holy teachings.
God made you the way He did for a purpose. Neither you nor anyone else has the right to change what God has done. You were born either male or female, as God has intended. God did not intend for you to be one gender and then give you the wrong body! God knows what He is doing all the time and NEVER makes a mistake or error. If you really do feel that God has made a mistake, then you are the one who is in error. You need to repent of your sin and come to know the real God and know His only Son Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. You need to ask God, not just to say it, but really mean it, to forgive you of your sins and show you what He has planned for you and what He wants you to be doing. You need to ask Him to make your thoughts pure.
Remember, God does NOT make mistakes, people do. God does NOT create error, people do. God rejects all forms of evil and what it offers. People openly embrace evil and follow its lies and falsehoods. God has made us either male or female for His purpose! We do not have the right to change what God has done! We do not have the right to claim that God made a mistake, especially since He is perfect in all His ways and can never do that. We need to reject the world and all it has to offer and come to God and accept Him and His Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. For only then can we find real purpose and real peace.
11 May 2015
There has been a lot of talk about change in the news lately. From the average person, all the way up to the highest branches of the government. But, is this change they so desperately want good? They do not care about if it is good or bad. They only want to change things to what they want and have no cares or concerns for what others may think or say if it does not go along with their desires.
They want to change laws. They want one specific minority group to have special rights, privileges, and protections. They want laws passed to silence those who oppose them. They want to redefine marriage and change it from how God Himself original designed it. They even want to either change or get rid of what the Bible says concerning their actions and make the Bible accept and endorse them. There are others that just want to ban the Bible altogether and imprison those who preach and share its teachings.
Are these changes good? Of course not. God never changes, and neither does His Word. He has told us in the Holy Bible that we would see these same actions come to pass just as they did in Sodom and Gomorrah before their destruction and before the Great Flood. The same changes they want to do now were being forced upon everyone back then and the result was total destruction. We are about to see history repeat itself, and with the same outcome.
No matter how bad and dark the times may seem, we must keep our eyes on God and trust in Him to see us through all things. We must preach His Word, share it with as many we can, and call sin for what it is – evil and rebellion against God. No matter what they say or do, we must always remain faithful to God and do His will above all else. As you step forward in faith and take a stand against evil, I pray that the Lord God will watch over you and guide you and protect you in all things.
18 May 2015
There are those who claim to be Christian and yet will tell you that after His crucifixion, that Christ either was not raised from the dead, or that He rose invisibly as a spirit and that His body was taken away by angels. How dare these individuals and organizations call themselves Christian? They are rejecting one of the main and foremost teachings of Christianity and the Bible. You cannot call yourself a Christian and reject the FACT that Christ was indeed resurrected from the dead in the very same body in which He was crucified.
Those who believe and teach such things and guilty of blasphemy. They are guilty of changing the teachings of the Bible itself and replacing them with their own false teachings and lies. Anyone, no matter who they are or claim to be, even if they claim to be a prophet of God or some divine messenger of His, if they change Biblical teaching, they are NOT of God and teach outright LIES and DECEPTION! Any individuals or organizations that do such things are not of God, have no place in the Kingdom of God, and should be avoided.
As Christians, we are to avoid false teachings and lies, and focus on and teach only the truth that God has told us though His Holy Word, the Bible.
25 May 2015
There are some self-professed Christians that have the erroneous notion that just because they have read the Bible and know what it says about Christ, that they do not necessarily have to believe it. They think that just by going to church faithfully on Sunday, going to mid-week Bible study, partaking of communion and paying their tithes, that this makes up for not believing what the Bible says. This is just pure foolishness on their part. They can do all the works and good deeds that they want, but because they have failed to accept and believe (not just know but really believe), that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour and that by belief in Him through faith alone will bring us eternal salvation, they are going down the dark path into eternal damnation! Why call yourself Christian if you do not believe in Christ? Why do all the things you do for the church if you do not believe? This is nothing but pure foolishness. None of these can save you. The only TRUE and REAL way for eternal salvation is to believe in Christ and all He did for us upon the cross, and that anything you do on your own without Him is worthless and meaningless.
01 June 2015
It seems almost daily we see and hear of the world getting crazier and crazier. We see the news media downplaying morality and decency and promoting immorality and evil as ways we should follow after. We see those who have turned their backs on God and rejecting His ways being called heroes. Yet at the same time those who stand up for God and His teachings are being called haters, bigots, and much worse. Everything has turned upside down. Even those who know the Word of God and know what it says regarding sin have rejected it and have fully embraced sin and evil.
Christians and Churches are expected to shut up and sit down and not quote Scripture concerning sin to those who openly participate in it or to anyone else. Unfortunately too many Christians are doing just that. They sit down and not say a word in hopes that they do not draw any attention t themselves and wait for it to just pass them by. Well guess what? It is not going to pass anyone by. Sin and evil wants everyone to be a participant, and so it continually spreads and infects more and more. As Christians we are told by God to stand up for Him and His Word. We are not to sit quietly down. Even though man’s law seems to allow sinners to say and do what they want without consequence, we are to follow GOD’S LAW above all else, including man’s law. We are to be willing to risk everything for God and for His Word. It does not matter what those of the world say or think of us, as we are not here to please them. We are to please God, do His Will, and spread His Word everyone regardless of what the world thinks! Anything less, then we are not doing as God has commanded us!
08 June 2015
For several weeks now in the news and mostly discussed about in the media is the announcement of a MALE sports figure who decided that He is female. HE claims to have always felt that way and has gone under great lengths to appear as so. God made HIM male for a reason. God did NOT intend for this or any other individual to change (or pretend to change) gender. God created us either male or female. In the Garden of Eden he created a male and a female for His purpose. Not both and not to switch from one to another. This individual as well as others, have gone to extremes to make themselves appear as the gender opposite from which they were born. No matter how much they make may themselves look, no matter what surgeries or medications or hormones they may take, they are still the gender into which they were born. Every brain cell, every cell throughout their entire body still remains the same gender as which they were born. If they were born male and decided to change it, well they are still male no matter what they do or how they may look!
We now have the media and others, including high ranking government officials, trying to force us to accept these individuals as a gender other than into which they were born. As Christians, we are to stand up against this evil and loudly say, “NO!” No matter how much they sugarcoat it, no matter what they decide to call it, no matter how much they try to normalize it and force it upon us, sin is still sin. As for being sin, it is evil and is therefore rebellion against God!
Do not make the mistake of compromising upon what God Himself has said concerning evil. Do not pay heed to their sad stories on how they “just have to” change gender or how happy being the opposite gender will make them. All of this is evil and will always be evil. If we accept this evil then we are going against God and His Word. Stand strong and do not give in. Follow the Word of God and reject the ways and teachings of this evil and an ungodly world. Know that God will be with you always and nothing of this world will triumph over you if you remain faithful to Him!
15 June 2015
There are many Christians who have the erroneous belief that God cannot or will not hear the prayers of sinners and the unsaved. This is simply not true. They are in error to a point. If what they said was completely true, then none of us would be saved and everyone would be dying in their sins, unable to obtain salvation.
When you were yet unsaved and a slave to sin, you came before God and asked Him to forgive your sin and said that you wanted Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour, did not God hear that prayer? Of course He did or you would not have salvation through faith in Jesus Christ!
Yes God may not hear all the prayers of the unsaved, but He will always here the prayers for repentance! Those who claim that God will never hear any of the prayers of the unsaved are either spiritually immature Christians or experiencing a form of arrogance. Either of which they should remain silent! Despite what anyone may claim or say. God will always here the prayers of repentance and for salvation from those who are not saved!
22 June 2015
The Bible tells us that “…joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth…” (Luke 5:7), and logically there is sadness when someone rejects the Gospel of Christ or someone who accepted it then turned their back on it.
It is a sad thing when someone, upon receiving the Gospel News, rejects it and walks away, but it is even sadder when someone who knows the truth and accepts and follows it, then turns their back on it and goes back to the ways of the world. That is like a slap in the face to God.
The Bible does warn us that those who accepted God and His Word and teachings, and then rejected Him and His Truths, will come under a very harsh judgment, compared to others, for their knowing the truth and turning away from it and rejecting Him.
29 June 2015
Last week on Friday, 26 June, the United States Supreme Court had decided that they had the right and authority to take upon itself the role of God in deciding what marriage is and is not. No one, absolutely no one, has the right or authority to change what God has said and established. God has said that marriage is between one (1) man and one (1) woman only. No exceptions and no other combinations. If anyone passes laws that contradict what God had told us and wants us to follow, then we are under NO obligation to follow the laws of man that do so! God and His Laws must ALWAYS come first and above all else!
It seems as if many in the United States are approving these illegal actions and openly embracing them. We even see some churches as well as Christians following this example of the world and comprising on Biblical teachings so they “fit in” better with those around them.
Christ Himself warned us that as Sodom was before its destruction, so shall it be when we come nearer to the end of times. This has just opened the door for that. The men in Sodom were so corrupt and immoral that the thought of normal relations with a woman was obscene and disgusting to them. We are now seeing that very same thing happen today. Traditional marriage and the family are being attacked, and way is being made for this mockery and abomination to enter in.
This is also very dangerous to the United States and the people who live there, as well as the rest of the world. This further opens the door for evil to run amok and will further turn more people away from God and His Truths, and down the dark passage of evil. The Bible warns us that any nation that rejects God will come under God’s judgment and wrath, which is now on its way.
As Christians we are to stand firm and NOT compromise on our beliefs. We are to trust in God and know He will watch over and protect us. We are not to give in to the ways of the world, but stay firm in the ways of God and in His teachings. We are to remember that in the end for those of us who remain faithful all will turn out well.
06 July 2015
There are churches and individuals that call themselves Christians and claim to be followers of Christ and of His teachings as found in the Bible, and yet deny one major aspect of Christianity. They deny the Biblical teachings and the facts pertaining to the Divine Origins of Christ, His Divine Birth, and His Divine Nature. They further deny the fact that Christ was both man and God at the same time. By denying these simple Truths and Facts, you are denying the Holy and Divine reason for Christ and for His death upon the cross and His Resurrection from the dead three days later, thus making all Christ did meaningless.
These churches and individuals who deny Biblical FACT come up with a lot of alternative origins for Christ, including such things as God took on a physical body and had sexual relations with Mary, Mary was already pregnant and hallucinated the Divine visitation she claimed to have had, that Christ did not become God’s tool until He was older and received some special blessings, among many others. None of which can be supported logically or Biblically. Not only does the New Testament support the Divine Origins of Christ, His Divine Birth, and His Divine Nature, but numerous passages found in the Old Testament discuss it as well.
Any other explanation or story someone may come up with is completely false and NOT of God. The origin of these falsehoods is Satan himself, and he uses his agents to spread them in his attempt to take you away from God and God’s Truths. Those who preach and promote such ideas should NOT be listened to and should be avoided. Their teachings should be exposed as false and the Truth found only in Christ and in HIS One and Only True Divine Origins, His Divine Birth, and His Divine Nature should be given.
13 July 2015
There are many Christians, as well as a growing number of Christian Churches, who feel they do not need to take a stand on things concerning what if right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil. They have this attitude that if they take a safer, neutral, middle ground route, then no one will bother them or come after them. This is preciously why we see evil running so wild in the past recent years and why it is now openly attacking Christians, the Church, the Bible, and God Himself. There is NO middle ground. This is an illusion that the forces of evil have created to fool people into taking to silence them from speaking up publically and boldly for the truth! You either stand for Biblical teaching or you do not. Those who feel taking the middle ground is safer, are denying the teachings of Christ and the very things He stood for, died for, and was resurrected for. By taking the so-called “middle ground” Christians are being weak and not doing their duty as Christians and turning their backs on Christ, when we are to follow His example in all things. By following the “middle ground” and not taking a stand against evil, they are in fact in a way feeding into it, which is exactly what evil wants.
Jesus Christ Himself has told us that there is NO middle ground, we are either on one side or the other. God has told us that we are to stand up for Him and for what is right and expose falsehood and evil.
It now comes down to this, what side are you on? There is NO middle ground, you are either on one side or the other. You either stand for God and ALL of His teachings, or you stand for evil! You either take a stand for the Holiness and Divinity of God and His Son Jesus Christ, or you stand for Satan, the ways of this world, and the evil of men! So now, where do you stand? Now, not later, is the time to decide!
20 July 2015
This Scripture Lesson of the Week is in response to the outright LIES and DECEITFULNESS given in the article entitled, “The Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality. Why Does Franklin Graham Not Get This?” which may be found at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-nicholas-phillips/the-bible-does-not-condemn-homosexuality_b_7807342.html
They want us to believe that the words “homosexual” and “homosexuality” are not found in the Bible and were only added when the more modern translations were being printed. Yes, older translations may not contain either of those words, but the wording and phrases used clearly indicate the intended meaning. They will tell us that the Bible supports homosexuality, when it fact it openly condemns it. They have chosen to reject the Bible and Biblical teaching, yet will go out of their way to try to use the Bible to justify their evil. Evil likes to play word games and twist the facts in a lame attempt to justify itself. But no matter what they say or claim, evil is still evil. There is no justifying it. It is rebellion against God and His Word, the Holy Bible.
Evil is as evil does. You do not reject the Bible and then turn around and try to use it to justify your rebellion against God. All you are doing is adding more evil upon evil and committing more blasphemy in the eyes of God. And one day those who are guilty of this evil will be standing face to face before God as He asks them, “Why?”
27 July 2015
There are many who call themselves Christian, but it seems the only time they do is when it is of a convenience for them to do so, or something to add to their credibility. Some of these may be friends or family members or casual acquaintances. Some may be people from Church and even officers of the Church. Some (probably many) are politicians and those serving in public office. It seems that many of the latter, around election time suddenly start telling everyone how great of a Christian they are and all the good things they do. But, are they really?
Just because someone claims to be a Christian, are they really? The answer to that is “NO!” Many people will claim to be a Christian or other things, but definitely are not. For individuals like these, the Bible tells us what we need to watch out and listen for.
In their daily lives, do they adhere to Biblical teaching and follow it? Do they act as a proper representative for Christ? Do they try to live a Christ-filled life, even in private? Or do they forget all about being a Christian and do their own thing? Do they participate in unbiblical teachings and practices? Do they do the opposite of what the Bible tells us to do?
In addition, when they speak of their beliefs as a Christian, do they put Christ above all else and all others? Do they proclaim the Gospel of the Resurrected Lord? Do they acknowledge that Christ and Christ alone is the one and only TRUE way to salvation? Do they acknowledge that we are saved by faith alone? Or do they give a wishy-washy version of what they believe. Do they adjust what they say to fit what those around them want to hear? Do they speak of other ways, other than Christ, for salvation?
The Bible clearly tells us to “prove” or “test” all things, so for those who claim to be Christians when it is convenient for them, let us test them against Biblical teachings and see where they are. Chances are, if they are not living up to the Biblical description of a Christian, they probably are not. The Bible warns us about counterfeits and to be cautions of them, so let us use the Scriptures as a base for determining what and who is right and wrong.
03 August 2015
Throughout the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, there are examples of the Spiritual Gifts that God bestows on people and the individuals that used them for His glory and purpose.
There is a growing trend among many churches today, of all denominations, that they have the authority to limit or do away with altogether God’s Spiritual Gifts. Nowhere in the Bible does it give the church or any other organization or individual to do so. They have just decided for themselves that they do have that authority and that settles that as far as they are concerned!
Spiritual Gifts are just that, a Gift from God. No one can limit or do away with the gifts, only God! Those that do so claim there is Scripture to back them up. Scripture that they have taken out of context or altered the meaning of. There are even some who will claim that Spiritual Gifts were only in Biblical times. To these I always ask, “Has all of the prophecies in the Bible taken place and been fulfilled?” Of course they will always answer, “no.” This is the only correct answer, and guess what? Since not everything the Bible spoke of has come to pass, then we are still in Biblical times today!
Some will tell you that Spiritual Gifts were limited or taken away completely when the Bible was completed. Again, there is no teaching found whatsoever in the Bible backing this false teaching up.
Spiritual Gifts are just as alive today as they were when events in the Bible were taking place. They are just as powerful and just as needed. There are of course those who will try to limit them or take them away, just as there were those all those years ago who tried the same thing. Some of them do this out of jealousy, and others out of the need to control and dictate your life and calling for you.
When God bestows Spiritual Gifts upon us, no matter what they are, then we are to use them to the utmost of our ability to edify the Church and Glorify God, no matter what anyone else may say or think!
10 August 2015
Many ministers, other members of the clergy, and church leaders have become complacent and lazy! It has come to the extent that many of them may even be incompetent to serve as ministers and church leaders. Their teaching and preaching has become more politically correct and less spiritually and Biblically correct.
They are more concerned with telling people what they want to hear and pleasing those of the world, than teaching the Word of God. They do not stand up for Biblical teaching or principle on such evils as abortion and homosexuality, claiming they do not take a stand on social issues. What social issues? Abortion and homosexuality are definitely NOT social issues! They are Spiritual matters and concerns, something all Christians, especially those in the clergy should take a public stand on in support of God and His teachings.
These ministers and Christians need to repent at once and come back to God and His ways and teachings. It is about rejecting the false teachings and false hopes that the world offers, and adhering to the Living Words and promises that are eternal. They need to turn away from the ways of the world they have adopted into their lives, and once again embrace the love and forgiveness that is only found through Christ! They need to understand that it is not about pleasing the word, or how popular one can be. It is about serving God and doing His Will above all else.
Those who have known the truth, then turned against it and followed after evil, will be in for a very big surprise when they find themselves before God on Judgment Day and he asks them one question, “Why?”
17 August 2015
I just saw another one of those commercials on the television. You know the one about the church that brags about how much healing they do and how so many of their members have spiritual gifts and will demonstrate this to anyone who comes to one of their seminars. They constantly state throughout their commercial about how “we” can do this and how “we” can do that and no one else can do what “we” are doing. They claim to be Christian, and yet claim all of the glory and honors for themselves and their church, and give no credit to God.
Spiritual gifts are not something to brag about or make a scene about. They are not something to show off to others or to be used as a way of glorifying ourselves. They are not to be used as a way to make money or to extort money or things for someone else.
The Bible gives us a wonderful story of a man named Balaam who used his gifts for his own benefit and for evil against God’s own people, and the results of his actions. Anyone who misuses their gifts and uses them for self gain may possible find themselves in the same situation if they do not repent of their evil and use their gifts for the right reasons, as God has intended. As it is, most, if not all, of the places that you see or hear about on television, in the newspapers, etc., bragging about their gifts and all they can do, are faking gifts from God or misusing what gifts they may have, and are using them for their own self gain, and are NOT glorifying God.
The Bible clearly tells us that all spiritual gifts that Christians receive are from God, and are to be used to edify the Kingdom of God and give glory God. We are not to brag about our gifts. When we use them, we do so without taking the credit for ourselves. Christ Himself, whenever He performed a miracle, told those around Him to go their way and tell no one who did this and to give the glory to God. He did want the glory to come to Himself, but to God to whom it is always due.
24 August 2015
It seems as if a majority of the world has rejected God and His Word and are doing their own thing. Their philosophy is, “If it feels good then do it,” with little concern about the repercussions of their actions. Their only concern is the here and now and nothing else matters to them. Many government leaders seem to have adopted the same attitudes and the same outlook. Then they all wonder why things are going as bad as they are.
When a Christian brings up what God has said concerning these actions and signs of the Return of Christ and the Biblical warnings to those who disobey God, these people immediately go on the defense and start attacking the Christians for their old and outdated values and start blaming all of their problems on them. To them, they know they are right and the Christians need to shut up and remain silent, and if it were not for them, then there would be no problems.
The Bible warns us about those who have rejected Christ and have this very attitude towards God’s People and who and what they represent. The Bible tells us that the more the world rejects God and embraces Satan and his evil, the more the world will hate us, persecute us, and try to lock us up and even kill us. Because we do not go along with them, then obviously we are the problem and must be dealt with once and for all.
Anyone who rejects the Word and Teachings of God, especially when they follow after manmade teachings and doctrines, are outside the Will of God and as such is risking eternal damnation. No one, absolutely no one, especially a Christian, is to follow after anything that is contrary to Biblical teaching, no matter how right or good they may seem. Biblical teachings are the final word on everything and nothing else can take their place!
31 August 2015
With all of the various churches and differing beliefs sand doctrines between them, how do you find which Church is a Real Christian and Bible believing Church?
You can’t go by what licensing they have. Even cults and false religions may have all of the proper licensing.
You can’t go by how long they have been in existence. Cults have been around just as long as, and in some cases even longer than, real Bible-believing Christianity.
You can’t simply trust them because they claim to follow the Bible. Most of the larger cults, and some of the smaller ones, have their own versions of the Bible, which they will claim are corrected translations. The only thing is that they are the only ones who use this version of the Bible and it is often the only version that will back up and support the unique teachings they have that set them apart from everyone else.
The Bible gives many things to help us distinguish between a cult and/or false religion and real Christianity:
07 September 2015
One thing that many of the cults and the false religions and churches have in common is they have their own version of the Bible. They will often tell you that the Bible, many years ago, was corrupted and its true meaning lost and destroyed. They will tell you that they and they alone are the only ones with the true and correct translation of the Bible. They will claim that either their founder(s) or leaders somewhere along the history of their organization was “inspired” or “moved” by the Holy Ghost do make the necessary “corrections” to place the real teachings of the Bible back into it. Usually this version, and not translation as they would have you believe it is, is full of intentional translation errors on their part. They have altered the meaning of words and phrases and even added entire passages and removed some, so it supports the unscriptural and ungodly teachings that are unique to their organization. Back when some of these versions were originally created, there were not many who understood ancient Greek or Hebrew. Today there are literally thousands who can both read and write them, as well as computer software that can do this for you. Even though these versions of the Bible have been proven to be wrong, these groups still continue to use them and continue to insist that they are really correct and that everyone else is wrong and lying.
Contrary to what these cults and false religions and churches would have us believe, the true Bible, God’s Bible, has always been here. Yes there are those who have tried to destroy it and corrupted some of the translations of it, but the real Bible has always remained as God Himself has promised us in His Word. So the next time someone from one of these groups approaches you and tells you how the real Bible has been lost of years and they alone have the only true version of it, you already know the truth about them and about their false Bible.
14 September 2015
Many churches and organizations have their congregations and followers convinced that they must follow their dictates on what a person may or may not eat and what a person may or may not drink. No one has given them this right or authority to do so, they just took it upon themselves to be the food police in their followers lives. There is No place found anywhere in Scripture that gives them this authority. They do this as a way to control and run the lives of those who follow them.
Once again, no church, organization, or governing authority has the right or authority to tell you what you may eat or drink. None of these has the right to tell you how to do anything in your life. Granted that in some situations you may need to be advised on some things, but you and you alone have the final say in what you do , eat. Or think. It is your life so take the responsibility to run it.
When Christ died upon the cross, one of the things that happened was that we were set free from following the confines of the law for salvation. Yes, even though we are saved by grace through faith in Christ, we are to still follow things such as the moral law, etc., but we do so not as a means for salvation, but because Christ told us to.
One of the things we are no longer under command to follow is the dietary laws. In several passages throughout the New Testament, this is made clear. There are those who will say that people who use these Scriptures take them out of context and twist their meaning to suite their own needs and views. What is there to twist or be taken out of context? The language of the Bible makes their meaning very clear and unmistakable. We are now free to eat or drink whatever we want.
However this does NOT give us the right to make pigs out of ourselves and stuff ourselves with whatever food or drink we want. This is referred to as gluttony, which the Bible describes as a sin. Anything in access in this manner is a sin and is to be avoided.
If for some reason you are on a restrictive diet (heath reasons, allergies, reaction to certain medications, Etc.) then by all means do not break it. We have to eat and drink with common sense and with responsibility.
God does not want us to have unhealthy bodies. He wants us to be healthy so we can listen to His Voice and do as He commands us. Our bodies are holy and sacred and are the temples in which the Holy Ghost dwells. As such we must remain as healthy as we are able to.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
21 September 2015
God gives many blessing to His followers. Some of these blessings may be very large and others may seem small. But the small blessings many times may turn out to be big ones later on. Sometimes when God gives us little blessings, we may be completely unaware of them at the time. Then later, when something happens, or doesn’t happen, do we realize that we have received a blessing.
A good example of this is what happened to me the other day. I was lightly trimming my beard and when I finished I got a paper towel to wipe the hair out of the sick before rinsing it out. Once I got the hair up I crumpled up the paper towel and tossed it into the trash can near the toilet as I always do. Now here is where the small blessing that turned into a big one comes in. I never miss when I toss it into the trash can and to my surprise it didn’t go in this time. Instead it hit the edge of it and landed behind the toilet. No big deal I thought and I reached behind to get it. It was then I discovered that part of the floor was wet and the waterline where it connects into the back of the toilet had a small drip. I tried tightening it, but to no avail. I then turned the water valve behind there to shut off the flow of water. I then flushed the toilet to drain the holding tank and placed several towels back there on the floor behind the toilet. I undid the line and saw some debris (dirt or some other substance that was in the water) inside near the rubber washer and valve. I wiped it clean and then double cleaned it with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol. I then reassemble everything and turned the water flow back on. After flushing it several times to test it, it worked completely fine.
Now there are those who say this is no big deal. On the contrary, it is. I do a lot of preventative maintenance and I would not have checked the hose and connections behind the toilets for a couple of more weeks (I have a regular schedule I do things on). What little water back there would have been much worse and that slow and very slight drip could have gotten much larger. So instead of just a little maintenance and wiping up water, I could have been looking at several hundred dollars, if not more, in water damage and/or dry rot. What seemed to be a little blessing turned out to be a really big one instead.
So it is with the things God does for us and the blessings He gives to us. Sometimes they are really big and very obvious. At other times they may seem small but have large benefits attached to them. Most of the time no one will notices the little blessings we receive. All gifts and blessings, regardless of their size, are of equal importance and value to God and we should see them the same way. We need to understand that little gifts and blessings are just as important as the big ones. If we pay close enough attention to things around us, then you may see them. No matter the size of a blessing, God has his reason for all of them. No matter how large or small a blessing from God may seem, we must always be grateful for each and every one of them.
28 September 2015
Many churches have adopted what is commonly referred to as, “sacred traditionalism.” Sacred traditionalism is where something has been practiced in the church for such a long time period, that even though it is not scripturally or theologically supported, that the church holds it to be just as inspired as the Bible. Some churches may have a different name for it, but whatever they call it, it is the same thing.
As I have said, sacred traditionalism is NOT taught in the Bible. Many times when they are ‘adopting” something into the church and its teachings, it is not scripturally of theologically supported by the Bible, and many times even contradicts Biblical teaching. They do however feel that sacred traditionalism gives them the right to adopt it and hold it as being just as inspired as the Bible.
Does this make any sense? Of course not! If something is not scripturally or theologically supported by the Bible, then there is no place within the Church or Christianity for it. This is especially true if it contradicts Biblical teaching. The churches that do so are inviting Divine retribution to come down upon them. No one, not even the Church has the right or authority to decide to add something to church teaching that is not taught in the Bible. This is especially true when holding this as being as inspired as the Bible itself.
The Bible is very specific as to what awaits those who are guilty of this act and the fact that no one has the right to add to or take away from what the Bible teaches. Nothing can be above Scripture, not even a tradition that has been practiced for years. By holding a tradition as being just as equal to or inspired as the Bible, then we are guilty of adding to the Bible. If any church practices any form of sacred traditionalism, then, no matter what they say or no matter what excuse they may come up with, they are going against the Word of God and as such are outside of God’s Will and should be avoided!
05 October 2015
Whenever we have a disaster (either manmade or natural), some sort of major storm or flooding, like we have just witnessed this past week in South Carolina, people look around and often ask, “Where was God and if He is so loving and caring then why does He allow this to happen?”
God does love and cares for us and has only the best for us in mind. If He did not, then He would not have sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die upon the cross and take our sins upon Himself.
When we see these natural disasters and upheavals, it is not God who caused them. Man brought it upon himself for rejecting God and His Word! It started back in the Garden of Eden and has continued on since then. The more people reject God, the more we see His wrath come against us. In the recent case in South Carolina, it was just a small part of God’s wrath that hit a small section of the United States because of the country’s continually rejection of God and of His Word.
They have allowed the form of serial killing and mass murder, known as abortion, to become a widely accepted medical procedure which is also known as “reproductive health care.” They have allowed homosexual marriage and the limitation of Free Speech against God’s people and other who speak up against these evils. They have given these sinners more rights and protections above that of the average person, something no one, no matter who they are, should ever be entitled to. They have made a mockery of God’s Word, especially where it speaks up against these sins. They have openly embraced evil and rejected God as well as morality and decency. They call their actions normal and good, and call the teachings of God evil and full of hatred. A majority of the people of the United States seemed to have turned a blind eye to the truth and allowed these evils to run wild.
Many of the churches and members of the clergy are just as guilty of standing by and not taking a stand against evil, even though the Bible clearly commands us to do so. How does God judge those who reject and turn against Him? Well now you know. We are beginning to see what His wrath, when it is outpoured, can do. This is only the beginning and unless this country and its people repent and turn back to God and His teachings, we will only see things get continually worse day by day!
12 October 2015
In the United States, it is that time once again where all of the politicians come out of the woodwork. Many of them are seeking re-election and some are campaigning for the first or maybe second time for a specific office. Many of them, including a majority of those currently holding office, claim to be Christian. The problem is, a lot of what they say and do and are talking about doing in the future are contrary to the teachings of the Bible. If they are a Christian, then how can they do such things?
Anyone can claim to be a Christian. Anyone can claim to have a testimony (many of the fakers love to make things up to impress others). Anyone cam memorize Bible Scripture and repeat them to others. But does this tell us if someone is really a Christian? With the amount of fakery out there, or course not.
God, in His infinite wisdom, gave us things and signs to watch for that may tell us if someone is truly a Christian. Many will claim that this is judging someone’s soul or their salvation. This is NOT the case. If it were, then God would not have given us things to watch pertaining to someone who claims to be a Christian. God has also told us that if they do not proclaim that salvation found only through Christ and Christ alone and that we receive if by grace alone, then they are NOT on of Hid children? Now, how many of the politicians do you hear when asked saying that Christ alone is the ONLY way to salvation? Not many I would say.
19 October 2015
This Scripture Lesson is in response to the article entitled, “Obama: Christians Threaten Nation,” which may be found at: http://www.afa.net/the-stand/government/2015/obama-christians-threaten-nation
We see an ever increasing movement and persecution against Christians around the world. We see governments and world leaders blaming Christians for their problems, as well as those of others. We even see anti-God and anti-Christian individual taking Christians and the Christian Churches to court and suing them because of their belief and teachings of Biblical Scripture. In the United States Christianity has been listed with many of the so-called “alphabet agencies” as a hate group and a group of dissidents. It seems that every day now we see the government and various agencies and organizations attempting to silence Christians and limit our rights, while at the same time giving those who reject God and His People, extra rights, protections, and benefits. Something NO ONE is entitled to. All of these seem to be worse than they ever have before, and continually escalating, with many of the government leaders in the forefront leading the charge against Christ and His Followers. And this is only the beginning. We will see these attacks and persecution continue to get worse and worse daily. In fact, we are not far off from when being a Christian will be outlawed and a criminal offense.
Christ Himself told us that in the last days we would see this taking place and see it getting worse and worse almost daily. He further told us to not lose faith and keep our eyes on God and for His (Christ’s) Return, which will not be far off.
If you are a Christian you may feel all s lost, but this is not the case. If you have read the Bible, God’s one and only true Word, then you know for those of us who believe, it will be a happy ending. We must continue to Follow God and His Word daily and move forward. Even if The Bible and being a Christian is illegal, we are under no obligation to except and follow a law such as this. The Bible clearly tells us that when man’s laws come into conflict with God and His Teachings, then we must follow God above all else. Those of us who remain faithful and do not give in to this ungodly and evil world, can look forward to everlasting salvation and eternal life with Him!
26 October 2015
Holy Communion, Communion, The Lord’s Supper, The Last Supper. No matter what you call it, it is still the same. Just as there are different churches with different names, so are there many different names for Communion.
Just as there are different names by which the churches and people call Communion, so are the number of times a year in which they hold it. Some say once a year, some say on Christmas and Resurrection Remembrance Day, some say once a month, some say bi-monthly, some say every Sunday, some say at every service in Church, among many other varying opinions. Many of these claim that the Bible clearly supports the number of days in which they hold Communion, and that all others are in error.
First off, the Bible does not state the frequency of when someone has Communion. There is nothing dictating that it must be only specific days. For those who say it must be on Sunday only, the first Communion, which Christ Himself instituted, was not even on a Sunday.
When it comes down to it all the Bible says concerning the practice of Communion, in Christ’s own words to do this “…IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME…” Nothing more and nothing less! The only other thing the Word of God has to say on the matter of Communion is that no matter how often we have it, we are to do so to proclaim the Lord’s death until He returns.
02 November 2015
The government has now passed laws allowing boys to use the girl’s restroom and even shower rooms at the schools as long as they believe they are girls. We see this nonsense being pushed in schools of all levels, from pre-school all the way up to graduate schools, as well as in public restrooms. Many schools are getting away from all terms that mean either male or female and are now using gender neutral terminology. This nonsense and brainwashing is not only in the schools, but is found throughout government, government associated businesses and organizations, as well as in private businesses and non-profit organizations. We also see this evil being forced up on the churches, many of which are compromising on their main Biblical beliefs and teachings. Those who do not accept it and those who question it are considered racists and accused of promoting hatred and intolerance. They are shunned and ridiculed, and subjected to name calling and other forms of harassment, by those who accept and promote this evil. Many who have taken a stand against it and have chosen to follow Biblical teachings are now be subjected to lawsuits and treats of criminal charges.
Those who have rejected God and His teachings are being given more and more rights, along with special protections and privileges, something no one is entitled to. At the same time we see the rights of Christians and those who follow Biblical teaching being limited and taken away. Christians are being told to shut up and sit down and just go along with everything. We are told to keep our beliefs to ourselves and only express them in church. But it won’t be much longer, from the way the world is going, until they tell us we can’t even discuss them there as well.
The worse the world and those in it become, the more we, as Christians, need to stay firm in our beliefs and share them with those who need to be told the truth about what is happening. The Churches and Christians must NOT compromise on Biblical teaching no matter what. No matter how they may threaten us, no matter what they say about us or the names they call us, we must stay faithful to God and to His Word. He has promised to watch over and protect us, so we should have no fears in speaking God’s Word to an ever increasingly evil world.
Christ died on the cross for us and was willing to and did give up everything for us and for our salvation. Should we not be willing to give up everything for Him and for all God has done for us? What we experience here for Him is nothing compared to what Christ suffered on the cross for us. When we suffer for His namesake, we should rejoice because we are then taking upon ourselves just a miniscule part of what he took upon Himself for us!
Do not compromise on Biblical truth and teachings, no matter what! Go out there and share God’s Word with those who so desperately need to hear it, and have no fear, for God is with you always!
09 November 2015
There are those who claim that after His Death upon the Cross that Christ never rose and that He remains dead and cannot do anything. There are yet others who claim, that if Christ did rise, that he only rose spiritually and His body either decayed or was hidden away. If either of these were true, then the basis upon which Christianity was founded would not be true! That is the way the enemies of Christ, the Bible, and Christianity are. They do not care about facts! They want to stir up strife and attack the validity of the Resurrection, as well as who Christ was, and what He did for all of us.
As real Christians, No matter what others say or do, we are to follow the Inspired Words of the Bible without question! We are to not listen to their vain attempts to discredit Christ or His Divinity and Divine mission! The Bible tells us that when Christ was resurrected, He did so in the very same body in which He was crucified! If anyone says differently, then they are not of Christ and should be ignored!
"Jesus rose from the dead in the very same physical body in which He died. This resurrected, physical body was a glorified, spiritual body. The spiritual body is not merely "spirit." The spiritual body is the resurrected, glorified, physical body."
16 November 2015
The Bible, the Word of God, is the final authority on all things. If anything contradicts its teachings, even slightly, then it is NOT for the Children of God! We see political correctness running wild everywhere. What was once considered evil, the world has accepted with open arms and is calling it good and natural. We see evil using publically correct names to try to hide how bad and evil something really is. But evil is still evil no matter what you call it.
Whenever someone quotes from the Word of God and tries to expose evil for what it really is, they immediately come under attack and accused of being old fashioned and promoting hatred. They find the Word of God, the Bible, offensive and accuse those of us who follow and teaching it of violating the Bible’s own teachings. They use certain Bible verses to try to justify their evil deeds and at the same time try to use it to shut us up from speaking the truth. Yet they also believe that the Bible is old fashioned, out of date, and filled with hatred. They further try to argue that what we believe and stand for, they find offensive and we should keep it in the Churches and speak of these things only there. However, there are some of these practitioners of evil trying to ban us from quoting or even using the Bible in our very own churches. They basically want to just eradicate the teaching, preaching, and even use of the Word of God from everywhere. If they do that, then not long after they will seek to make it illegal to even own or posses a Bible.
The reason they have this attitude and hatred towards Christians, Christianity, and the Bible is, they know what we believe and teach, as well as the teachings of the Bible, condemn them of their evil and the evil ways they have chosen. They are so adamant about silencing Christians and Churches from speaking the truth and sharing the Word of the Bible that they are attempting to pass laws to make it illegal to speak against all of the evil going on. Even if we do so, we are compelled by the Word of God to ignore such laws and regulations, and keep right on speaking and teaching the Word of God. We are to put God and His Word and teachings first above all else, no matter what the world says or does!
23 November 2015
This Thursday, in the United States, is Thanksgiving Day. It is a day when many Americans sit down and gorge themselves on food, often to full capacity and sometimes beyond. Gluttony seems to be a big part of it for these people.
For others, waiting in lines for a store to open in cold weather for three, five, ten, or even more hours, is the highlight of the day to them. Many will be out there all night, many times in rainy or even snowy weather with little concern for their own health. Some will even get up in the middle of the evening meal because waiting for the store to open is more important than anything else. All they are doing is demonstrating how they have decided to serve greed, something they seem to deem and the most important thing on this day.
Is this what Thanksgiving Day was intended for? Of course not! It is supposed to be a day in which everyone reflects on the past year and to be thankful for what they do have. Between the media, lures of fantastic deals from the stores, and even some of the children’s programming that comes out this time of year, this is what they have allowed themselves to be programmed for. They just have to get out there and spend money so the stores make a big profit. The meaning of this day and been so commercialized and done away with.
Thanksgiving Day is a day when we are to be thankful for all the things we have. Thanksgiving Day is a day to thank God for all of the many blessing He has given us. Many may feel that they may not have much to be thankful for, but they are wrong. God gives us so many blessings every single day. Many of them just take God’s blessings for granted because we see them daily and do not even think about them. No matter how large or how small a blessing or gift from God may seem, we should thank Him for all He has done for us and continues to do for us!
Instead of just this one day, we should be giving Him thanks and praise EVERYDAY for all He has given us!
30 November 2015
It seems that whenever a natural or manmade disaster of some sort happens that everyone rushes to Church and starts praying to God. Then a matter of weeks or months later, they lose all interest. We see the same thing during holidays that have a Christian overtone. Then once they are all over and done with, these same people lose all interest in God and Church. These individuals only come to God when they are scared or need something. The rest of the time they want nothing to do with Him. These people claim to be Christian, and yet they act nothing like a Christian. Their actions and attitudes seem to indicate that they are not really Christian. Anyone can claim to be a Christian and yet in fact are not. They may go to Church on specific holidays and when disaster strikes, but this does not mean they are Christian.
Just because someone calls themselves a Christian does not mean they are one. Being a Christian is more than going to Church. Being a Christian is more than just calling yourself one. Being a Christian means that you have accepted Christ as your Lord and Saviour. That you have Him in your life, in your heart, and in your soul. Without Christ, we are nothing. God does not want us to be lukewarm Christians, part-time Christians, or Christians in name only. He wants us to believe in Him and in His Son, Jesus Christ. He wants us to be full-time Christians with Christ in our hearts all of the time. He wants us to be bold and share our faith with others. He wants us to go forth into the world as His children and as His representatives.
07 December 2015
There are many in the world, and it seems the world itself it seems, that hate the Bible and all it stands for. They claim that the Bible is old fashioned and outdated. That it is no longer of any value or validity, and what little it may have had is no longer applicable. The world claims that the Bible teaches intolerance and hatred. Why do they make that claim? Simply because the Bible has NO tolerance for SIN and EVIL! It clearly and openly condemns them of their evil actions and attitudes, which they do not like, so they falsely claim it is promoting hatred against them. Those who practice and live for evil claim to be for tolerance, but this is a falsehood. There is NO tolerance in the so-called tolerance. To them, tolerance means you agree with them and all they say and do. That you do not question or criticize them on anything and you do not voice any opinion at all if it is against what they want. They do not want you to think for yourself, just accept what they tell you without questioning or thinking about it.
Those who reject the teachings of the Holy Bible, God, and His Son Jesus Christ, and embrace and live for sin and evil, will learn the hard way just exactly what they have thrown away. No matter what the world and those of it claim or say, The Bible is Here to stay and will always be valid and of a great value. We must continually live for God and stand up against and reject all forms of evil!
14 December 2015
In this ungodly and fallen world, it is of no surprise that most of the people deny the Trinity as well as the Divinity of Christ. Not only that, but there are those who call themselves Christian, who follow after this very same false teaching. If you choose to call yourself a Christian, then how is it that you believe something other than Biblical teaching, especially when it is one of the main beliefs of Christianity that you are choosing to disregard?
What is even worse is that this false and erroneous belief has even found its way into the church itself. There is one purpose behind this lie and the spreading of it anywhere and everywhere, it is to cast doubt upon the Biblical teachings about God and Christ, as well as to destroy the authority and validity of God’s Church and the teachings and spreading of the Word of God.
Evil have the false notion that if it can attack and cast doubt upon one of the Church’s core fundamental beliefs, that it can destroy God’s Church and His people. We know from Scripture that this cannot and will not ever happen. God has promised us that nothing will ever prevail against the Church, the Word of God, and those who follow after the One and Only True Living God. God has promised to never leave us, so why should we doubt and leave Him? Without God we are nothing and have nothing. With God, we have His blessings and reassurances, and eternal life with Him!
21 December 2015
It is Christmas time once again. Everyone is busy out shopping for gifts, trying to outdo each other. They fight the crowds in the stores for trivial items. Many are busy planning parties and large dinners, trying to outdo others. Then there is battling the roads while driving to some place or trying to drive back home. Everyone is having problems with tension and stress, which are increasing all the time. Then after it is all over they get the bills for all of their expenses and wonder how this happened? To these people, Christmas is just another holiday, a time to celebrate what they have and what they get from others, and nothing more. They have even taken Christ out of Christmas and have even replaced the name of Christmas with such things as “Happy Holidays” and “X-Mas,” thus even removing a hint of the true meaning Christmas. Is this what Christmas is all about? Is this what Christmas has degenerated into? What happened and how did it get to this state?
When people turn their back on God and on His Son Jesus Christ, they open the doors for all sorts of evil to come in. They allow falsehoods and false teachings to come in and replace REAL Biblical truths! As the falsehoods and lies come in they begin to replace Biblical Truths, and as the Biblical Truths are replaced they begin to cast doubt in Jesus Christ and in God Himself until they no longer believe! We see this going on today at an alarming rate. This year we have seen the worst attacks against Christians and Christianity since probably those of the First Century Church. Many refuse to see what is going on or they just turn a blind eye and try to ignore it. By not standing up to these evils and the attacks against the Church, and not standing up for Christ and His teachings, evil is being allows to take over.
We must stand up against evil and call it for what it is, rebellion against God. We must stand up for Christ and His teachings. We must demonstrate to the world that we will NOT take part of what they have turned Christmas into. We must show the world that Christmas is all about Christ, the Son of God. That this is a time to celebrate the ultimate gift that God has given us in His Son, Jesus Christ. That God sent His Son here to provide our fallen race a way back to God and a way back to obtaining salvation by grace through faith. Something only Christ and Christ alone can give us. Without Christ we are forever lost. The World and the evil one they follow after want to remove Christ from all aspects of our lives. They want us to believe in their lies and falsehoods. They want us to reject God and to keep salvation from us. They want to see everyone condemned to eternal damnation. They have no concern for you or for others. They only want what they want.
28 December 2015
There are many individuals who claim to be Christian, they know the all the right word to use and can quote Scripture, and yet, they claim that faith in Jesus Christ is NOT the only way to salvation and eternal life. They will tell you there are several ways that will lead a person to eternal life. If they do not believe in one of the main fundamental beliefs of Christianity and the Bible, then how can they call themselves a Christian?
When confronted with these false beliefs that contradict Biblical teaching, they will get all defensive and start getting an up in your face attitude about why you are questioning their beliefs and their salvation? They will quote Scripture, but of course it will be taken out of context. They may cite other sources that come from non-Biblical texts.
Not only are these false teachings not confined to individuals, but we are also seeing them emerge in some of the churches as well. Once these false teaching get in and allowed to go without confronting and questioning them, they will spread like wild fire or a cancer and infect as many as they can. Any and all false teachings must be confronted and dealt with IMMEDIATELY!
There is one and only one way to salvation and eternal life, and that is through faith in Jesus Christ! All other methods that anyone claims to know or have are outright lies and false teachings, and will lead to everlasting damnation! Those who claim to be Christian, but do not acknowledge that faith in Christ is the only way to eternal life and salvation, are NOT Christian. Christians know the truth and do not need these fantasies that others are trying to push off on us. As Christians born again in the Blood of Christ, we are to expose false teachings and proclaim the Truth and Love of Christ above all else.
22 February 2016
This is in response to the article entitled, “Pope Francis Has Sent More Than 1,000 ‘Super Confessor’ Priests On A Global Mission To Forgive Grave Sins That Normally Only He, Or A Top Church Official, May Pardon,” which may be found at: http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pope-francis-sends-1000-super-confessor-priests-around-the-world
Pope Francis and his followers are creating a great error and even greater sin! He does not possess some Divine power or authority as both he and his followers think he has. He is a man and just that. No better than anyone else. He has assumed a false authority upon himself and thinks he has the power to ignore Scripture and do as he wants. He does NOT have the authority or power to grant forgiveness of sins by his word or touching someone. He does NOT have the authority to give others the ability to forgive sins as well. They are violating Scripture and committing blasphemy. God, and God alone, has the power to forgive sins. No man has this power or authority, Only God alone does! Anyone who claims otherwise is violating Scripture and is falling outside of the Will of God.
We do NOT need the Pope, a priest, a minister, or anyone else to go to ask God for us to obtain forgiveness of our sins. We can go directly to Christ on our own and ask forgiveness for our sins. When Christ died upon the cross, He took all sins, past, present, and future. He took upon Himself the punishment that we deserve.
By carrying on as they are, they are falsely leading people to believing that their sins are forgiven, when in fact they are not. They are giving these people a false sense of salvation. Instead of leading them towards Christ, they are leading them further away and down a path to where they will die in their sins and not achieve salvation, but receiving everlasting damnation instead!
The Catholic Pope is NOT God’s Divine emissary or representative here on the Earth. The Pope is not holy nor does he stand above everyone else. The Pope does not have the authority to change or disregard Scripture. The Pope is not imbued with some supernatural or spiritual ability. He is just a man. As a man, he will one day find himself standing before God in judgment.