Monday, March 15, 2010
“The Chameleon – 101” …Blog.
What is a Chameleon…? Perhaps you are one…? But of course, I do not mean that insect eating cold blooded lizard. Perhaps you adapt to the ‘Politically Correct’ philosophy or some other social persuasion, even to neutrality. Your identity is hidden in some group you hold to, or at least an identifiable acceptance of, even by joining Face Book or Twitter or some other internet group.
*** (Luke 8:17) For ‘nothing’ = is secret = that shall not be revealed; = nor secret = which shall not be known = and = come to be revealed. [& Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]
I do a lot of posting… on various internet sites. Often time, in a particular discussion, one will misquote a Bible verse and try and make it fit into the discussion. Again there are others that will take a Bible verse out of context and use it to try and discredit God and His Word. They are merely ‘Chameleons’ hiding among the group, trying to validate their thinking. Really the Bible speaks about these in this verse. They are ‘Chameleon’ wolves, disguised as sheep!
*** (Matthew 7:15) Beware of = false prophets = who come to you = in sheep's clothing, = but inwardly = they are ravening wolves.
One would think… given the benefit of the doubt, that they might come, seeking the Truth found in the Bible. Usually that is not the case. The Bible, both the OT and the NT, are replete with information about these ‘false prophets’. They blend in with the group and gain acceptance by them, only to seed the Lies among the Truth. Just because someone calls themselves Christian, they may not be. If you live in a ‘garage’, surely, you as a human cannot be called a ‘car’.
*** (2Peter 2:1-2-3) But there were = also = false prophets among the people, = even as = there will be = false teachers = among you, = who “Secretly” = will bring in destructive heresies, = even denying the Master who bought them, = bringing on themselves swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And = “Many” = will follow their pernicious ways, = and = because of them = the way of Truth [The Bible] = will be evil spoken of.
Imagine that…? The ‘Chameleon’, the false teachers, hide among the Saints, in the Church. How then can one distinguish who they are, without head hunting and destroying the Church? The Bible has a distinct procedure for doing this. It is a simple test, that you may even test yourself. Could it really be that easy? The real question is… “Do you really want to know, if you are one of those ‘false prophets?’
*** (Isaiah 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony [Prophets]! = If they = ‘do not’ speak = according to this Word, = it is because = ‘no light’ = is in them.
*** (1Corinthains 14:32) The spirits of prophets [True or False] are subject to the prophets [True or False],
*** (1Cointhians 2:14) But the natural man = does “Not” = Receive the things = of the Spirit of God, = for they are = “Foolishness” = to him; = “Neither” = can he know them, = because = they are spiritually discerned.
Do you readily… accept what God has said in His Word, The Bible without Question? To qualify this, I am not speaking about those verses, taken out of context. The Biblical doctrines such as, “Salvation by God’s Grace Alone” & “Christ Jesus is God” & “The Holy Spirit brings about salvation by His conviction of the Sinner” and the many other Valid Bible doctrines and teachings. The error teachings are like, that one has to be water baptized, or that one must keep the Sabbath to be right with God.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word of Jehovah = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and fall backward, = and be broken = and snared = and taken.
*** (2Timothy 3:15-16-17) and that = from a babe = you have known = the Holy Scriptures, = which are able = to make you wise to salvation = through faith = in Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture is = God-breathed, = and is profitable = for doctrine, = for reproof, = for correction, = for instruction in righteousness,
(2Tim 3:17) that = the man of God = may be perfected, = thoroughly furnished = to every good work.
These verses… make it absolutely clear, that our “Only Authority is what God says in His Word”, The Bible. Many as ‘Chameleons’ hide in their denominations, never checking if what they are told, has the validity of Holy Scripture. Have you noticed ‘all the new groups’ that do not call themselves Church bodies? They are titled as, movement, fellowship, new way and the list goes on and on. Yet when questioned about their teaching, they claim to believe the Bible.
*** (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."
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, = the days come, = says the Lord Jehovah, = that I will send = a famine in the land; = not a famine of bread = nor a thirst for water, = but of hearing = the Words of Jehovah.
Was the teaching you receive… is it from the Bible in correct context and does that teacher hold to the “Complete Authority of the Scriptures?” How about you, do you study the Scriptures on your own, relying on God to teach you, out of His Word…? Do you take out your Bible and test the teaching you have been learning from? Just how long have you been a Christian? Do you spend time, daily, in the Word of God? Does your life indicate a goal to serve God in obedience to His Word?
*** (2Corinthians 4:16) For this cause = we do not faint; = but though = our outward man perishes, = yet = the inward man = is being renewed = ‘day by day’.
*** (1Peter 2:2-3) desire = the sincere milk of the Word, = as newborn babes, = so that you = may grow = by it;
(1Pet 2:3) if truly = you have tasted that = the Lord is gracious.
Do you ‘prepare’ your… “Heart”… before you pray, read & study the Word of God? How about before you go to Church to hear His Word? How about before you sing praises to Him, or any other form of worship? How about confession about those hidden secret sins, do you confess them before any religious worship? Perhaps if we start to treat the Holy Word of God, as God does in His Holiness, we would take His Word… “Seriously?”
*** (2Chronicles 12:14) And = he did the evil = because he = did not = prepare his heart = to seek Jehovah.
*** (Ezra 7:10) For Ezra had = prepared his heart = to seek the Law of Jehovah, = and = “To Do It”, = and to teach statutes = and judgments = in Israel.
*** (Psalms 90:8) You have set = our iniquities = before You, = ‘our secret sins’ = in the light of Your face.
*** (Psalms 19:12-13-14) Who can understand his errors? = Oh make me pure = from = secret faults;
(Psalms 19:13) and = keep Your servant back = from presumptuous sins; = do not let them = rule over me; = then I shall be upright, = and I shall be innocent = of great transgression.
(Psalms 19:14) Let = the words of my mouth = and = the meditation of my heart = be pleasing = in Your sight, = O Jehovah, = my Rock = and my Redeemer.
*** (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 [God] = have magnified = Your Word = ‘above all’ = Your Name. = [Psalms 119:18 & 1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]
"NO”… Real Christian... ‘Fears’, = The Truth = of the Word of God... “Unless”… ‘they are’… Out of … “Obedience & Fellowship” …with ‘GOD’… and with “His Word”...!"
(Micah 2:7) House of Jacob, it is said, The Spirit of Jehovah is limited, if these are His doings. = Do not = My words = do good to him = who walks uprightly?
Thank you for Your EAR! [Job 12:11] Roger //Email// firstname.lastname@example.org
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