Thursday, October 21, 2010
“Don’t Believe Me – 101”…Blog. [1/?]
*** (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.
“Don’t Believe Me”… and what I write in these blogs… “Unless”… ‘You’ go to the Holy Word of God: and “Verify with the Word”… what I say is True! I will even go even further… “Don’t Believe”, your Pastor of your Church… “Unless ‘you’ do the Same!” “Don’t believe”, that Radio or TV Preacher… “Unless ‘you’ do the Same!” “None” of us are perfect and we like all others; can be mistaken: No, I should say… “Wrong”… in something we say! May I be so bold as to say… “Lazy People”; with little “Responsibility”… are ready “To Believe”–“Everything & Anything!”
*** (Galatians 2:11-to-16) But when ‘Peter’ came to Antioch, = I [Paul] = opposed ‘him’ to his face, = because = he = was to be blamed.
(Gal 2:12) For before some came from James, = he ate with the nations [Gentile Christians]. = But when they came, = he withdrew and separated himself, = fearing those of the circumcision [Jewish Christians].
(Gal 2:13) And the rest of the Jews [Christians] = also dissembled with him, = so as even Barnabas = was led away with their dissembling.
(Gal 2:14) But when I [Paul] = saw that they ‘did not’ walk uprightly = with the truth of the gospel, = I said to Peter = before all, = If you, = being a Jew, = live as a Gentile, = and not as the Jews, = why do you compel the nations [Gentiles] to Judaize?
(Gal 2:15) We Jews by nature, = and not sinners of the nations,
(Gal 2:16) knowing = that a man = is ‘not’ justified = by works of the Law, = but through faith in Jesus Christ; = even we believed in Jesus Christ, = that we might be justified = by the faith in Christ, = and not by works of the Law. = For all flesh will not be justified by works of law.
Here is an ‘example’… right from the Scriptures! Paul had to rebuke Peter, for his error in “Practice and Teaching”. It is no different today. Today, there are some Good Bible Teachers… and there are some… “Outright Liars!” Can you tell the difference? “IF”… you know the Holy Word of God… and what it teaches… you can then ‘Discern’… between “Lies & Truth!” If you have no such desire… ‘to do so’… just perhaps you had better see… If – “YOU”… are “Truly Born Again”…?
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, = If = they do not hear Moses = and the Prophets, = they will not be persuaded, = even though = one rose from the dead.
*** (Isa 8:20) To the Law = and to the testimony! = If = they do not speak according to this Word, = it is because = no light is in them.
*** (1Thessalonians 5:21) ‘PROVE’ = All Things, = hold fast to the good.
*** (Ephesians 5:9) for the fruit of the Spirit = is in all goodness = and righteousness = and Truth,
(Eph 5:10) Proving = what is acceptable = to the Lord.
(Eph 5:11) And have no fellowship = with the unfruitful works of darkness, = but rather reprove them.
“MOST”, that say… they are Christians; are only so in Word! “MOST”, who say they are Christian; are “Not SO”… in “Practice!” “MOST”, who say they are Christian; do not Know, Read or Study… their Bibles! The simply believe ‘Any & all”… that is told to them. They have “NO” Spiritual Discernment… to be able to decide… “What is Truth” and “What are Lies!” Right away someone will say to me… “You are judging and Only God can Judge!” That is because they; do not properly understand and know the “Scriptures” or “True Biblical Judging!”
*** (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!
*** (1Timothy 5:20) Those who sin, = rebuke before all, = so that the rest also may fear [God].
*** (1Corinthians 6:5-6) 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.
Can you see of ‘What’… is being said here? We have become a nation of… ‘Non–Thinkers!’ We have been shoveled so very much… manure… from and by the Entertainment Media; that we are willing to ‘Accept Anything’… as Truth! Especially from the “Churches” and “Pastors” and “Supposed ‘Bible’ Teachers!” May I share with you and practical example? There is a Face Book application called… “God wants you to Know – A message from God!” There is more heresy there, because what they say & teach… is NOT from the Bible.
*** (1Thessalonians 5:21) ‘PROVE’ = All Things, = hold fast to the good.
“Knowing ‘About’ GOD”… is “NOT” the same as “Knowing God!” Many know about God, and many more use… ‘God Talk’… with is “Only Religious!” It may ‘NOT’… be the “Absolute Truth of God!” Many ‘False Churches’ and ‘False Bible Teachers’; are prevalent today. When one says ‘this fact’… they are immediately deemed… “Hyper–Critical” and even “Mean Spirited!” They are soon ‘Branded’ as… “Un–Loving” & “Un–Christ like!” What “MOST” fail to realize… is that Satan’s camp… is in the Churches… and “NOT”… in the World. He has the World… blinded already!
*** (2Corinthians 4:3-4) So = if our gospel is hidden, = it is veiled to those = who are dying [spiritually].
(2Cor 4:4) In their case, = the god of this world [Satan] = has blinded the minds = of those = who do not believe = to keep them from seeing = the light = of the glorious gospel of Christ, = Who is the image of God.
*** (John 3:19-20-21) And this is the condemnation, = that the Light [Christ] = has come into the world, = and men = loved darkness = rather than the Light [Christ], = because = their deeds were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who does evil hates the Light [Christ], = and does not come to the Light [Christ], = lest his deeds should be exposed.
(John 3:21) But he who practices Truth = comes to the Light [Christ] = so that his works may be revealed, = that they exist, having been worked in God.
*** (2Corinthians 11:13-14-15) For such ones = are false apostles, = deceitful workers, = transforming themselves = into the apostles of Christ.
(2Cor 11:14) Did not even Satan = marvelously transform himself = into an angel of light?
(2Cor 11:15) Therefore it is no great thing = if his [Satan] ministers = also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness, = whose end shall be according to their works.
Can you see… where this is ‘Leading?’ Once again; “Knowing ‘About’ GOD”… is “NOT” the same as “Knowing God!” Satan uses… ‘God Talk’… to keep the ‘Blind’… “Blinded”; to the Truth of the Holy Word of God! His ‘False Teachers’… both men and women… can be seen in Pulpits; on TV; on the Radio; and on the Internet! How do you know… ‘Who is who’… and ‘Which is which?’ In simplicity… it is what they “Teach & Preach”… about the “Complete Authority” of the Holy Word of God. Often times they ‘substitute’; there ‘own’ interpretation of what the Bible says.
*** (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.
*** (Matthew 4:4) But He [Jesus] answered and said, = It is written, = "Man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every word = that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying, = It is written that = "man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every Word of God."
Many of the ‘False Teachers’… will not validate what they say… with the Holy Word of God! They often offer… “Kingdom Authority and Promises”… to their listeners and get them to wrongly believe… that they have the ‘same’ authority that the Apostles had. They often claim complete authority over Satan, Sickness and All manner of Evil. They often ‘falsely claim’ that demons are to blame for ones woes… and “NOT their Own Sin!” They take away the “Personal Responsibility” for sin… and then call it… the Demon of Lust, Sex, Greed and the like! Seldom if ever; do you hear them say… “It Is Written!”
*** (James 1:14-15-16) Instead, = each person is tempted = by his own desire, = being lured = and = trapped by it.
(Jas 1:15) When that desire becomes pregnant, = it gives birth to sin; = and when that sin grows up, = it gives birth to death.
(Jas 1:16) Do not be deceived, = my dear brothers.
*** (Romans 6:16) Don't you know = that when you = offer yourselves = to someone = as obedient slaves, = you are slaves = of the one you obey = either of sin, = which leads to death, = or of obedience = which leads to righteousness?
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = Doers of the Word, = and Not = merely hearers = who Deceive themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) "Why do you keep calling = Me [Jesus] = 'Lord, = Lord,' = but Don't Do = what I [Jesus] = tell you?
YOU make a choice for “SIN/SINS”…! And you make the ‘Choice’… “To Obey the Holy Word of God”… or “Not!” Many times… because the consequences of Sin are not ‘immediately’ apparent… we wrongly think… that we “Graced–Over those Sins!” That is another of the “LIES”… taught by many of the ‘False Teachers’…! Each time we choose to sin… we give up a little of our souls… and its ability to ‘Hear & Obey God’; and His Holy Word! Choose… “Not to SIN”… and you will be better off! Don’t watch that TV Program that promotes Sexual Immorality! Don’t watch those Violence programs that dull our ‘senses and sensitivity’ to… Violence! Ever wonder why Women ‘never’ Blush… but instead of… wear “Blush Makeup?”
*** (2Peter 2:1-2) Now there were false prophets = among the people, = just as there also will be = false teachers among you, = who will secretly introduce = destructive heresies = and even deny the Master who bought them, = bringing swift destruction on themselves.
(2Pet 2:2) Many people = will follow their immoral ways, = and because of them = the way of Truth = will be maligned.
*** (1John 4:1) Beloved, = do not believe = every spirit, = but try the spirits = to see if they are of God, = because many false prophets = have gone out into the world.
*** (Jude 1:3-4) Dear friends, = although I was eager to write to you = about the salvation we share, = I found it necessary to write to you = and urge you = to continue your vigorous defense of the faith = that was passed down to the saints once and for all.
(Jude 1:4) For some people have slipped in among you unnoticed. = They were written about long ago = as being deserving of this condemnation = because they are ungodly. = They turn the grace of our God = into uncontrollable lust and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.
Continued in next blog…
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.