Sunday, November 1, 2009
“Complete Authority – 101”…Blog.
Recently someone asked me… “What do you mean when you say, ‘the Bible is the Complete Authority’… for those that are His [Jesus]?” Many go to church and hear what they [sincerely] believe to be Truth. Some Churches use the Bible so that those attending can ‘see & read’ about what the Preacher is teaching… in the Sermon. Some churches even have note papers with Scripture references and blanks to fill in. Some even produce CD’s or cassettes so that the message may be listened to again. But the shame is that… “Many… Do NOT”…!
(Psalms 103:19) Jehovah [God] = has prepared = His throne in the heavens; = and = His kingdom = rules over all.
(Matthew 28:18) And = Jesus = came and spoke = to them, = saying, = All authority = is given = to Me = in Heaven = and = in earth.
That is a very potent ‘declaration’… by One, Who “some wrongly claim”… that He is 'only' the Son of God… and Not God! Perhaps it is because they do not… ‘read & study’… the Word of God, The Bible. In the above blog link, I have discussed ‘whether or not’… “Jesus is God”… and I invite you to read it after this one. Perhaps now is the time… if you do not already do so… to begin to ‘read & study’ the Word of God… for yourself. “Why…?” Can’t I just believe what I am taught in Church? If I cannot trust the Pastor… who then can I trust…? How about “God and what He says in His Word”… ‘No matter what… you are told in Church?’
(Acts 17:11) And = these were = more noble = than those = of Thessalonica, = in that = they = received the Word = with all = readiness of mind = and = searched the Scriptures = daily = to see = if = those things were so.
Here in America… we are bombarded by the Media with so much information, that it is difficult to decipher… “Truth from Lies!” You may simply listen to the… ‘same news story’… on the major networks… and get ‘very different’ stories. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX, will cover the major news stories. And yet… the Presidential White House Staff… tried to ‘Exclude’ Fox from covering the news using the White House Press Corps. The other networks… protected free speech… and the White House… backed down, on their demands.
It seems as though… the ‘Spin Doctors’ and the those ‘Others’ have a protected agenda, that they do not like being made public. So it is… in most Denominations of Churches. When joining one is required to… verbally and sometimes in writing… “Agree with the Church Doctrine”… in order to have ‘Formal Membership.’ Without that, some are ‘not’ allowed formal membership but are allowed to attend. Who exactly is in charge in your Church? Is it the National Denomination Board or is it the Pastor at the local level. Just “Who”… is the Church… offering Church… “To and For”…?
(John 4:23-24) But = the hour is coming, = and now is, = when = the True worshipers = shall worship = the Father = in Spirit = and = Truth, = for the Father = seeks such = to worship Him.
(John 4:24) God is a Spirit, = and = they who = worship Him = must = worship in = Spirit = and = in Truth.
(John 17:17) Sanctify them = through = Your Truth. = Your = Word = is Truth.
(Psalms 119:160) Your Word = is True = from the beginning; = and = every one = of Your = righteous judgments = endures forever.
About this time… someone is beginning to ask, ‘What does this have to do with Complete Authority?’ As the times of this age are coming to an end… as stated in “Luke 21:24”… there will be less and less… Truth… that one will hear in Church. Those who wholly believe in… “The Complete Authority of the Bible”… are becoming fewer and fewer. Say it isn’t So…? Just turn any Christian TV or Radio station and hear some of that “Teaching”… that is “Not Biblical”… and yet the program is called… “Christian.”
(Luke 4:4) And = Jesus = answered him [Satan], = saying, = It is written, = That man = shall not = live by bread alone, = but = by = every = Word of God.
I post on several Boards… and have ‘read’ so very much… “Hersey about Biblical Topics!” There are those that say that one must be ‘Water Baptized’… to be “Saved”. But, what does the Bible say… do you really… ‘Know?’ Ok, how about your “Church”, what do they teach about Water Baptism… and what it have ‘to do or not have to do’ with Salvation? Where do you stand personally about this topic or… do you even care? Perhaps read my Blog about this subject?
This morning I received… an email from my sister in Christ. She told me confidentially about a health problem that was terminal. She was told… “IF” You ‘Only’ had Enough Faith… “Then”… you could be healed. That was a… “LIE”… straight from Hell! Did you know that Jesus… even healed some ‘unbelievers’… that did not trust Him… and had ‘no real’… Biblical Faith! Do you remember the “10-Lepers”… that were healed and ‘Only One’… returned to give Him, Thanks? Did those other ‘nine’… really believe in Him? Obviously they did not… because they did not return… to give Him, thanks.
(Luke 17:15-to-18) And = “ONE” = of them, = when he saw = that he was healed, = turned back = and = glorified God = with a loud voice.
(Luke 17:16) And he = fell down = on his face = at His [Jesus] feet, = thanking Him. = And = he was a Samaritan [half Jew].
(Luke 17:17) And answering, = Jesus said, = Were there not = ‘TEN’ cleansed? = But = where are = the ‘Nine?’
(Luke 17:18) Were = “NONE” found = who returned = to give glory = to God = except this foreigner?
“Proving Truth” with the Word of God… is the ‘required’ responsibility of those that say that they are ‘Christians’. Do you examine the words… when you are told something about God? Or do you just take it for ‘Truth’… no matter ‘what’ was said… just because it comes from the Pulpit? “Why would you say something like that…? I have been told that… and my response has always been… “The Word of God… is the ‘Only’ Authority”… for those that call the ‘Blessed Name of Jesus!’ Do not know… that Satan hates the Word of God… and will do all in his power… to keep ‘you’d from it…? IF you do not know the Word… you can see it working already!
(Matthew 13:19) When = ‘ANYONE’ = hears = the Word of the kingdom = and = does not = understand it, = then = the wicked one [Satan] = comes and catches away = that = which was sown = in his heart. = This is the seed = sown by the wayside.
Did you see and understand…? The Word of God is so very important “Truth”… that when you do not willingly choose to understand it… ‘Satan’… comes and takes the “Word”… out of your heart! Do you think that a ‘casual reading’ of the Word of God… will leave you with Truth? It is your commitment… to the Word of God… that will determine if you believe it. People will often …write off… what they choose to… and keep what they want to keep. Do you have such… a ‘Flippant’ view of God’s Word… or do you take it with… “Obedience in Mind” and in ‘All Seriousness.’
(Numbers 23:19) God = is not a man = that He should lie, = neither = the son of man = that He should repent. = Has He said, = and = shall He not do it? = Or = has He spoken, = and = shall He not = make it good?
(Ephesians 5:9-10) for = the fruit of the Spirit = is in all = goodness = and = righteousness = and = Truth,
(Eph 5:10) Proving = what is acceptable = to the Lord.
Sounds like a lot of Work… doesn’t it? Absolutely ‘Not’, because the more ‘obediently familiar’ you become with the “Word of God”… the more your Faith in God and His Word grows. You think nothing of it… that our courageous military is defending our nations and its freedoms. So too, there is a battle going on for the…Heart, souls and minds… of Mankind. The Blindness that Satan has used… can only be dispelled with… “The Light of God’s Word… the Gospel of Truth!”
(2Corinthians 4:3-4) But also = if our gospel = is hidden, = it is hidden = to those = being lost,
(2Cor 4:4) in whom = the god [Satan] of this world = has blinded = the minds = of the unbelieving ones, = so that = the light = of the glorious gospel of Christ = Who is the image of God = should not dawn on them.
(John 3:19-20) And = this is = the condemnation, = that the Light = has come into the world, = and = men loved = darkness = rather than = the Light, = because = their deeds = were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who does evil = hates = the Light, = and = does not = come to the Light, = lest his deeds = should be exposed.
(John 8:12) Then = Jesus = spoke again = to them, = saying, = I am = the Light = of the world. = He who follows = Me = shall not = walk in darkness, = but = shall have = the light of life.
What about the Word…? Christ Jesus is the Light of the World! His Word is light and mankind does not want to hear it. The Light of Christ… exposes the darkness of Evil. Just look at our American Society. They have thrown away the Judeo Christian Principles… on which this country was founded. Say it isn’t so…? Over “50,000,000-Million… Innocent Babies… have been Killed in their Mother’s Womb”… and the news and entertainment media… Does NOT Speak out against this Slaughter or those Innocent Babies.
Do you know… How ‘very important’ The Word… is to God…? Did you know… that He holds His Word… even above… His Name…?
(Psalms 138:2) I will = worship toward = Your holy temple, = and praise = Your name = for Your loving-kindness = and = for Your Truth's sake; = for = You have = magnified = Your Word = above = all = Your name.
How Import is God’s Word… to you? Do you take it glibly or do you cherish it… as God does? Do you have several Bibles… that you seldom read or maybe never? Isn’t it about time… since ‘you’ say that you… “Know Jesus?” You know Him… but do not know… His Word? How can that be…? Perhaps… Now is the time to begin to… ‘read & study’… the Word of God?
You must make that decision… I cannot make it for you! Here is a link to a site where you can listen and learn… about the Truth from the Word of God. It is free… simply click on the message and listen. But first… open your Bible. You can pause the message and check out the Bible Text for yourself. This is the first day… of the rest of your life…!
Thank you for Your EAR! Roger //Email// email@example.com
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