Monday, November 1, 2010
“What is a ‘Pagan’ – 101”…Blog.
“What is a ‘Pagan’ – 101”…Blog.
In the ‘broadest’ sense of the word… any one that is “Anti–Christian”. But to accurately define the Word… one must ‘Qualify’ the word… “Christian!” Today “Many” when polled, simply call themselves ‘Christian’. But the Bible defines Christian… as one that is Truly Born Again… by the Holy Spirit of God. They are “Sealed”… by that Holy Spirit… till the redemption of the Body at the Day of Judgment of All Mankind. Simply read Revelation 20:10-to-15! Oh yes… one more caveat… Many JW’S’ and Mormons; and Others… call themselves Christians but “Do Not” use the purest Biblical interpretation.
*** (Ephesians 1:7-to-14) In Him [Jesus] = we have redemption = through His blood, = the forgiveness of sins, = according to the riches of His grace,
(Eph 1:8) which He caused = to abound toward us = in all = wisdom and understanding;
(Eph 1:9) having made known to us = the mystery of His will, = according to His good pleasure = which He purposed in Himself,
(Eph 1:10) for an administration of the fullness of times, = to head up = all things in Christ, = both the things in Heaven, = and the things on earth, = even in Him,
(Eph 1:11) in Whom also = we have been chosen = to an inheritance, = being predestinated = according to the purpose of Him = Who works all things = according to the counsel = of His own will,
(Eph 1:12) for us = to be to = the praise of His glory, = who previously = had trusted in Christ;
(Eph 1:13) in Whom also you, = hearing the Word of Truth, = the gospel of our salvation, = in Whom also believing, = you were sealed = with the Holy Spirit of promise, [John 7:38-39]
(Eph 1:14) Who is = the earnest of our inheritance, = to the redemption = of the purchased possession, = to the praise of His glory.
“MANY” who call themselves Christian… ‘wrongly’ believe that America is a Christian Nation. “No Nation”… can be called ‘Christian!’ Nor will they ever Be… because “Only” a person, can be Born Again! No nation can be “Born Again”… because Christ Jesus said to People… not to nation… “You must be Born Again”–John 3. Once again… ‘some’ may ask, “Why are you being so Specific…?” Wasn’t Jesus ‘specific’… when He spoke about… ‘Belief in Him?’ “MANY” say they “Believe in Jesus”… but further still… “MANY” do not Live Like… they really do!
*** (John 3:5-6-7) Jesus answered, = Truly, = truly, = I say to you, = Unless a man = is born of water and the Spirit, = he cannot enter = into the kingdom of God.
(John 3:6) That which is = born of the flesh is flesh, = and that which is = born of the Spirit is spirit.
(John 3:7) Do not marvel = that I said to you, = You ‘must’ be born again.
*** (John 7:37-38-39) And in the last day of the great feast, = Jesus stood = and cried out, saying, = If anyone thirsts, = let him come to Me = and drink.
(John 7:38) He who believes on Me [Jesus], = as the Scripture has said, = "Out of his belly = shall flow rivers of living water."
(John 7:39) But = He spoke this = about the [Holy] Spirit, = which they = who believed on Him = should receive; = for the Holy Spirit = was not yet given, = because Jesus was not yet glorified.
*** (Romans 8:9) But you = are not in the flesh, = but in the Spirit, = if = the Spirit of God = dwells in you. = But if ‘anyone’ = has ‘not’ = the Spirit of Christ, = he is “none” of His.
Did you read… how “Specific” – Christ Jesus was when He said… “As the Scriptures have Said?” “MANY” have been told by their Churches that they were Christians, because they were Water Baptized. Being “Born Again”… means being “Born from Above – by the Holy Spirit of God!” Surely water could ‘not’ do this! God’s salvation in Christ Jesus is as… “The Scriptures have said”… and ‘not’ as some “Denomination or Church”, has told you. “MANY” walk the aisle during a moment of emotion… and think that “that is what it takes” get to heaven! Salvation is by God’s Grace… Alone! Please read… “Ephesians 2:5-9-10” & “Titus 3:5” & “Romans 11:6”.
*** (Romans 10:9-to-13) Because = if = you confess the Lord Jesus, = and believe in your heart = that God has raised Him from the dead, = you shall be saved.
(Rom 10:10) For = with the heart = one believes unto righteousness, = and with the mouth = one confesses unto salvation.
(Rom 10:11) For the Scripture says, = "Everyone believing on Him [Christ Jesus] = shall not = be put to shame."
(Rom 10:12) For there is no difference = both of Jew = and of Greek [Gentile], = for the same Lord = over all = is rich = to all = who call on Him.
(Rom 10:13) For everyone, = "whoever shall call = on the name of the Lord = will be saved."
*** (Galatians 3:1-2-3) You foolish Galatians! = Who put you under a spell? = Was not Jesus Christ = clearly portrayed as crucified = before your very eyes?
(Gal 3:2) I want to learn = only one thing = from you: = Did you receive the [Holy] Spirit = by doing the works of the law = or = by believing what you heard?
(Gal 3:3) Are you so foolish? = Having started out with the Spirit, = are you now ending up with the flesh?
The Anointing – 101
“MANY” think… that they are ‘Christian’, and yet have Only Believed… what they are taught by some Church. They Never have looked into the Scriptures… and seen the Word, and what it really Says! They have been “Told & Taught”… by their Church, what to and what Not to Believe! “MANY” read some Christian author and know his writing… better than they do the Bible! They often quote him… and yet… Cannot find that Truth… in the Holy Word of God! And “NO”… I am ‘not’ accusing anyone… ‘nor’ am I excusing anyone… for that practice.
*** (Matthew 22:29) Jesus answered them, = "You are mistaken = because = you don't know the Scriptures = or God's power.
*** (2Timothy 2:15-to-17) Study earnestly = to present yourself = approved to God, = a workman = that does ‘not’ need = to be ashamed, = rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
*** (2Timothy 3:15) From childhood = you have known = the Holy Scriptures = that are able to give you = the wisdom you need = for salvation = through faith in Christ Jesus.
(2Tim 3:16) All Scripture is God-breathed = and is useful for teaching, = for reproof, = for correction, = and for training in righteousness,
(2Tim 3:17) so that the man of God = may be complete = and thoroughly equipped = for every good work.
Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?
A “Pagan”… can be ‘Completely’ defined as anyone… who is Not Born Again, by the Holy Spirit of God! They can be of Any Religion, Sect, Belief or even of an “Un-Belief” in God or in any Deity! They can even believe in ‘multiple’ deities and in ‘multiple’ religions. They can even be Satan worshipers or in any other False god [small-g] or they can even… believe “Only in Themselves!” They are Not a child of God, the God of the Bible. Because our nation has become so “PC–Politically Correct” such a defining definition is needed. Remember, “Each ONE”… has their own… “Anti–Christ Agenda!”
*** (1John 4:1-to-4) Dear friends, = stop believing every spirit [agenda]. = Instead, = test the spirits = to see whether they are from God, = because = many false prophets = have gone out into the world.
(1Jn 4:2) This is how you can recognize God's Spirit: = Every spirit who acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh = is from God.
(1Jn 4:3) But every spirit = who does not acknowledge Jesus = is not from God. = This is the spirit of the antichrist. = You have heard that he is coming, = and now he is already in the world.
(1Jn 4:4) Little children, = you belong to God = and have overcome them, = because the One = Who is in you [Romans 8:9] = is greater than the one [Satan] = who is in the world.
*** (1John 5:19) We know = that we are of God, = and all the world = lies in Evil.
“Remember”… There are “MANY”… that use ‘Religious Language’, to draw you away from the Holy Word of God! They “Do NOT”… use the Bible to define or explain… their Terms. When the Mormon speaks about Jesus, he means the brother of Lucifer. When the JW says Jesus, he does mean that Jesus is Not God! When the Muslim speaks of Jesus (pbuh)… he is NOT speaking of the Jesus of the Bible! They USE… the Same Language… but NOT the Same ‘Dictionary – i.e. = [The “Bible” to ‘Define Terms’] You could ‘even’ call some “Non–Bible–Believing–Christians” = “… Pagans!”
*** (Ephesians 5:9-10-11) For the fruit of the Spirit = consists of every form = of goodness, = righteousness, = and Truth.
(Eph 5:10) Determine [Proving] = what pleases the Lord,
(Eph 5:11) and have = nothing to do = with the unfruitful works of darkness. = Instead, = expose them = for what they are.
*** (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.
*** (Isaiah 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.
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.