Sunday, March 28, 2010
“Only Two Choices – 101”…Blog.
*** (James 3:1) Not many = of you = should become = teachers, = my brothers, = ‘because’ you know = that = we who teach = will be ‘judged’ = more severely.
Because people have… different opinions about ‘Life and Truth’, I must say that I see, in the Bible, “Only Two Choices!” The “First”… is the one that ‘most’ have; they simply believe what their religion teaches, what they have experienced in their churches and what they themselves believe. The “Second”… is what the Holy Word of God teaches… regardless of what ‘anyone’ else teaches, preaches, experiences or even believes! How very simple is that…?
*** (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?
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through = Your Truth. = Your Word = is = Truth.
Many times… those that call themselves ‘Christian’, have varied and differing opinions about Bible Topics. Some denominations have strayed far from Biblical teachings. Entropy has so permeated the Church and ‘believers’… that they are willing to argue and defend, their own position. Hardly do they prove their ‘opinion’, with the complete Biblical Truth. Often they will use, only a few Bible verses, ‘out of context’, to defend their personal or church position or beliefs.
*** (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.
*** (Acts 20:27) For = I [Paul] = did not = keep back = from declaring to you = all = the ‘counsel’ of God.
All of God’s Holy Word… and His Truth, is interwoven as a tapestry. The Bible is not like a secular text book where the appendix will easily display topics. Its Truth is hidden and can only be revealed, by the Holy Spirit; to Gods’ real children. One must come to God, the God of the Bible… “Only on, His Terms!” [John 7:38-39] Sorry, most Religions have their truth and discard most of God’s Truth, by their traditions and teachings. Say it isn’t so…? Why then is there a decline in believing ‘The Bible?’
*** (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.
*** (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.
Anyone using the Word of God… will often be referred to as a Pharisee. That is usually a sign, that the respondent, does now know, what the Bible really says. Can you imagine being called a Doctor, and never making a diagnosis? Or to be, a Pharmacist and never, filling a prescription? Or a CPA and never, doing a financial audit? How then can one, call themselves a Christian… and then “No Know”… what God Himself, says about His Truth, throughout His Word, the Bible…?
*** (Romans 3:18) "There is no = fear of God = before their eyes."
*** (Psalms 25:14) The secret = of Jehovah = is with those = who fear Him; = and = He will show = them = His covenant.
Again you are ‘Faced’… with the “Two Choices!” There are many Bible verses that speak of the “Fear of the Lord”. Some only want to share, the Love of God, and then leave out, the Judgment of God. The nature of God is always balanced. His Love and Judgment is always balanced with His mercy. They are ‘Siamese Twins!’ His Truth is never compromised, but is often openly ‘mocked’, by both unbelievers and Christians. You either accept… the ‘Whole counsel of God’… or you accept only some, only to your detriment.
*** (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."
*** (1Corinthians 1:10) But = I exhort you, brothers, = by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, = that you ‘all’ = speak the same thing = and = that there be = ‘no’ divisions among you; = but that you = be perfectly joined together = in the same mind = and = in the same = judgment.
This week… a Christian asked me, if I believed in “Capital Punishment”. I said ‘Yes’ and that I would, pull the switch, without any hesitation. Being a veteran, I know firsthand, the cost of our freedoms. But did God, in His Word, “The Bible”… ordain, ‘Capital Punishment for Murder?’ But of course and I will list, only some of the verses here. You may see for yourselves, what God has said. Genesis 4:8-9-10 = Genesis 9:6 = Exodus 20:13 = Exodus 21:12-to-17 = Leviticus 24:12, 17 = Numbers 35:16-to-34 = Deuteronomy 5:17. Now as for your ‘personal’ choice… you either believe God and His Word… or you believe, what the world teaches, in their political correctness.
There is ‘No’… “Middle Ground!” You are either on the “Lord’s Side”, as a Christian… or you are on, the “World’s Side!” You are either pregnant or you are Not! You are either dead or you are Alive! You either ‘Believe’ what God has said in His Word, “The Truth”… or you ‘Do Not’, believe God, calling Him a ‘Liar!’ It is just as plain as that! What will you then, say to Him, when we all stand before Him in… “His Judgment of All Mankind?”
*** (Luke 11:23) He who = is not with Me [Jesus] = is against Me, = and = he who does not gather = with Me = scatters.
*** (James 4:4) You adulterers! = Don't you know = that friendship = with the world = means ‘hatred’ = against God? = So whoever = wants to be a friend = of this world = is an ‘enemy’ = of God.
It takes a ‘lifetime’ continuing pursuit… to continually update your thinking processes, to know what God said in His Word. The same “Sun”, that ‘melts’ butter… and will also ‘harden’ clay. How you personally respond… to the Word of God… to the “Son of God”… will either ‘melt’ your heart, to repentance… or ‘harden’ your heart… towards God and His Word! The choice is only yours and it belongs to… “No One Else!” Simply open your Bible and read… “1Corinthians 10:3-to-6!” Whose responsibility is that…?
*** (Hebrews 4:5-6-7) and again in this place, = "They will ‘never’ = enter My rest."
(Heb 4:6) Therefore, = since it is still true = that some will enter it, = and = since those = who once heard the good news = failed to enter it = because of their disobedience [unbelief],
(Heb 4:7) He again fixes = a definite day = "Today" = saying long afterward through David, = as already quoted, = "Today, = if you hear His voice [Word], = do not = harden your hearts."
*** (Rom 9:13) As = it is written, = "Jacob = I [God] = loved, = but Esau = I hated."
How many times… has someone presented you with the Holy Word of God, and you responded out of hostility? You of course have your ‘opinion’… and will ‘not’ accept the Word of God, the Opinion of God. Of course you will make some excuse, saying, that the person did not present it in love and kindness. That is simply your ‘excuse’, for not’… “Hearing & Obeying”… the Word of God. Do you not know, that Christ Jesus, Himself said; that His Word shall Judge All…? God told Jesus… what to speak!
*** (John 12:48-49) He who rejects = Me [Jesus] = and = does ‘not’ receive = My Words = has ‘one’ = who judges him; = the “Word” = that I have spoken, = the ‘same’ = shall judge him = in the last day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] = have ‘not’ = spoken = of Myself, = but = the Father [God] = Who sent Me = gave Me = a ‘command’, = what = I should say, = and = what = I = should speak.
*** (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Let us = hear the conclusion = of the whole matter. = “Fear God”, = and = keep His commandments. = For this is = the ‘whole’ duty = of mankind.
(Eccl 12:14) For God = shall bring = every work = into judgment, = ‘with’ = every secret thing, = whether = it is good, = or = whether evil.
It does ‘not matter’… what Bible subject you have ‘your’… opinion on! = Divorce & Remarriage = Sabbath Keeping = Water Baptism, = IF Jesus is God or not = Eternal Security = Tongues = and the myriad of “Bible Topics”. Christ Jesus will; as He said… simply use “His Word”… to judge… “All!” You may argue with each other, you may argue with me… but it is… The Word which will Judge… “All!”
*** (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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