Thursday, September 30, 2010
“Tough Love – 303”…Blog. [3/?]
What Parents… ‘Excuse’… in “Moderation”… the Children will… “Practice”… “In Excess!”
In the last blog… we explored only ‘some’ of the Biblical concepts of… “Tough Love!” When reading through the Bible… ‘One’ will see this Truth… throughout the Scriptures, both OT & NT! “Tough Love”… is ‘not’ practiced in our American Society. If it were practiced… there would be less crime… and a Holy Fear of God; the God of the Bible. Instead even our School System… has embraced the concept… “No Child Left Behind!” Instead of ‘Raising the Standard’… it has been lowered to the… “Lest Common Denominator”. Stupid is as… stupid does!
*** (1Corinthians 14:40) Let all things = be done decently = and in order.
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those = who call evil good = and good evil; = who put darkness for light = and light for darkness; = who put bitter for sweet = and sweet for bitter!
HOW does one… deal with SIN/SINS… in the Church or with Others? Can this be done in a ‘true spirit’ of humbleness of heart and mind? But of course it can and ‘Must’ be done… but ‘Only’… “According to the Scriptures!” The Pharisees, the Scribes and Lawyers of Jesus’ day, had simply ‘Replaced’ the Scriptures with the Talmud and the “Tradition of the Elders!” They were… Warned by the Scriptures… Not to Do that… but did so anyway!
*** (Matthew 15:5-to-9) But you say, Whoever says to his father or mother, Whatever you would gain from me, It is a gift to God;
(Matt 15:6) and in no way he honors his father or his mother. And you voided the commandment of God = by your tradition.
(Matt 15:7) Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
(Matt 15:8) "This people draws near to Me = with their mouth, = and honors Me with their lips, = but their heart is far from Me.
(Matt 15:9) But in vain they worship Me, = teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
*** (Proverbs 30:5-6) Every word of God is pure; = He is a shield = to those = who put their trust in Him.
(Pro 30:6) Do not add to His Words, = lest He reprove you = and you be found a Liar.
*** (Deuteronomy 12:32) All the things I command you, = be careful to do it. = You shall not = add to it, = nor take away from it.
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And they said to Moses, = You speak with us, = and we will hear. = But let not God = speak with us, lest we die.
(Exodus 20:20) And Moses = said to the people, = Do not fear, = for God has come = to test you, = and so that His fear = may be before your faces, = so that you may not sin.
There are ‘Examples’ of… “Tough Love”… throughout the Scriptures. There are also the Proper Biblical Instructions for doing So! How long have you been a Christian? No, do not answer me’ but answer ‘yourself’. Do you know where they are found… in the Scriptures? Can you share them with your ‘brother or sister’… in Christ? If Not… why Not…? If we are going to call ourselves… His children… should we not then… follow our Heavenly Father’s Instructions… Found in His Holy Word…?
*** (Galatians 6:1) Brothers, = if a man is overtaken = in a fault, = you the spiritual ones = restore such a one = in the spirit of meekness, = considering yourself, = lest you also be tempted.
*** (Luke 17:3) Take heed to yourselves. = If your brother = trespasses against you, = rebuke him. = And = if he repents, = forgive him.
*** (1Corinthians 6:3-to-6) Do you = not know = that we shall judge angels, = not to mention = the things of this life?
(1Cor 6:4) If, then, = you truly have judgments = of the things of this life, = set those who are least esteemed = in the church = to judge.
(1Cor 6:5) For I speak to your shame. = Is it so that there is not = a wise one among you, = not even one = in your midst = who shall be able to judge = between his brother?
(1Cor 6:6) But brother = goes to law = with brother, = and that = before the unbelievers.
About now… anyone can readily see that the Scriptures; God’s handbook for Mankind… has all the instructions anyone would need! The Church was and is to be the modicum for all of this correction. The Saints who are to do… ‘God’s Business’… before the Body of Christ and; NOT before the Mocking Unbelievers! Yet, in so very many divorce cases… Christians take Christians… to the COURTS… before the Unbelieving God Mockers of this Word! This is what the Scripture says… (1Corinthians 6:5) For I speak to your shame. = Is it so that there is not = a wise one among you, = not even one = in your midst = who shall be able to judge = between his brother?
*** (Matthew 18:15-to-20) "If your brother = sins against you, = go and confront him = while the two of you are alone. = If = he listens to you, = you have won back = your brother.
(Mat 18:16) But if he doesn't listen, = take one or two others with you = so that 'every word = may be confirmed = by the testimony = of two or three witnesses.'
(Matt 18:17) If, = however, = he ignores them, = tell it to the congregation. = If = he also ignores the congregation, = regard him as a gentile = and a tax collector.
(Matt 18:18) "Truly I tell you, = whatever you prohibit on earth = will have been prohibited in heaven, = and whatever you permit on earth = will have been permitted in heaven.
(Matt 18:19) Furthermore, = truly I [Jesus] tell you = that if two of you agree = on earth = about anything you request, = it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.
(Matt 18:20) For where = two or three = have come together in My Name, = I [Jesus] = am there among them."
*** (Deuteronomy 19:15) One witness = shall not rise up against = a man = for any iniquity, = or for any sin, = in any sin that he sins. = At the mouth of = two witnesses, = or at the mouth of = three witnesses, = shall the matter be made sure.
*** (1Corinthians 14:32-33) And the spirits of the prophets = are subject to the prophets.
(1Cor 14:33) For God = is not the author of confusion, = but of peace, = as in all churches of the saints.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of Jehovah [God] = 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.
*** (1Corinthians 14:40) Let = all things = be done decently = and in order.
Being in “Fellowship” with “Christ Jesus”… simply means being; “Obedient to His Word”… just as He was to His Father’s [God] Word. Did you know… that Christ… ‘Never’ did what He wanted… but ‘Only’ what He was told to do by God? His life Agenda… was to be the “Passover Lamb of God” [John 1:29 & 1Corinthians 5:7]… to redeem sinful mankind and set them ‘FREE’…. “From both the ‘Power’ & the ‘Penalty’ of… SIN/SINS!”
*** (John 6:37-to-40) All that the Father [God] gives Me [Jesus] shall come to Me, = and the one who comes to Me [John 7:38-39= = I will in no way cast out.
(John 6:38) For I came down from Heaven, = not to do My own will = but the will of Him = Who sent Me.
(John 6:39) And this is the will of the Father who sent Me, = that of all which He has given Me = I should lose nothing = but should raise it up again at the last day.
(John 6:40) And this is the will of Him = Who sent Me, = that everyone who sees the Son = and believes on Him = should have everlasting life. = And I will raise him up at the last day.
*** (John 12:49-50) 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.
(John 12:50) And I know = that His command = is life everlasting. = Therefore whatever I speak, = even as the Father said to Me, = so I speak.
IF Jesus ‘Only’… Obeyed His Father [God]… isn’t our responsibility… as His children… to ‘Obey’ and to ‘Do’… “His Holy Word”; when dealing with “SIN/SINS”… in ourselves and in others? When was the last time… your ‘Church’… dealt with Sin in the Body of Christ… as commanded in “Matthew 18:15-to-20”…? Never you say…? How could that Be? Surely there are some “Christians that have Divorced”… in all churches? Why then… did ‘YOU’ or your Pastor or your Elders… “NOT OBEY”… the Instructions in the Holy Word of God…? Because they chose “NOT to Obey”; the Holy “Word of GOD”… the results is… “Mark 10:11-12.”
*** (2Corinthains 13:5-6) examine yourselves, = whether you are in the faith, = prove your own selves. = Do you not know your own selves, = that Jesus Christ is in you, unless you are reprobates?
(2Cor 13:6) But I trust that you = will know that = we are not reprobates.
*** (Ezekiel 3:18-to-21) When I [God] = say to the wicked, = You shall surely die; = and you do not give him warning, = nor speak to warn the wicked = from his wicked way, = to save his life; = the same wicked one shall die in his iniquity; = but I will require his blood = at your hand.
(Ezek 3:19) Yet if you warn the wicked, = and he does not turn = from his wickedness = nor from his wicked way, = he shall die in his iniquity; = but you have delivered your soul.
(Ezek 3:20) And when the righteous = turns from his righteousness = and commits iniquity, = = and when I lay a stumbling block before him, = he shall die. = Because you have not given him warning, = he shall die in his sin, = and his righteousness which he has done = shall not be remembered; = but his blood = I will require at your hand.
(Ezek 3:21) But if = you warn the righteous = so that the righteous does not sin, = and if he does not sin, = he shall surely live = because he is warned; = also you have delivered your soul.
*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And you = shall speak = My Words to them, = whether they will hear = or whether they will forbear, = for they are rebellious.
Continued in the next Blog.
In Christ Jesus, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.