“The Christian ‘Parrot’ – 201”… Blog.
*** (2Peter 2:1-2) 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 [John 17:17] will be evil spoken of.
A Christian brought his ‘Parrot’… to Church; which got along with everyone. It has learned “Christian–Eze”… “God–Talk” and other ‘Christian’ lingo. It has even learned ‘parts’ of 25 different Bible verses and some of the words of the ‘ole time’ hymns! No one even ‘dared’ say… take that ‘Parrot’ out of Church; it has no business here! Its owner was a hit with everyone and often said… “I use him to bring people to Christ!” He said, you know… whatever works is… “OK with God!” “Never”… did he say… anything about that; being a “Valid Bible Teaching”... or “Not?” What do you think… is this a valid tool… for leading people to Christ…? Or are all those gimmicks… simply works of the flesh…? If you said ‘OK’… than you are ‘Spiritually’ blinded; and don’t even realize it…!
*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) Not everyone who says to Me [Jesus]; Lord! Lord! Shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) = “MANY” = will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we ‘not’ prophesy in Your name; and through Your name ‘throw’ out demons; and through Your name; do many wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then I [Jesus] will say to them: I [Jesus] ‘never’ knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness [iniquity]!
*** (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.
*** (Matthew 24:24-25) For false Christs’ and false prophets ‘will’ arise and show ‘great signs’ and ‘wonders’ [miracles]; so much so that; if it were possible; they would deceive ‘even’ the elect.
(Matt 24:25) Behold, I [Jesus] have told you beforehand.
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) Think of our Lord's patience as salvation; just as our dear brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him.
(2Pet 3:16) He speaks about this subject in all his letters. Some things in them are ‘hard’ to understand; which ‘ignorant’ and ‘unstable’ people distort; to their own destruction; as they ‘do’, the rest of the Scriptures.
False Christians – 101 Blog [1/4]
What is happening with the ‘Churches’… and “WHY” have they left off; “Preaching the Holy Word of God”…? “WHY” is just about everything acceptable in the Churches today…? Remember ‘Churches’ are only made up of ‘People’… and they ‘Choose’… what is said & done in the Churches. Their Pastor in on a short leash… and what the Church Governing board wants… that is what they ‘Get!’ Right after… “9-11”… the Churches ware ‘Packed with Unbelievers’! Some Churches even went to… two and three services… in order to accommodate the people. People were actually hungry… to hear the Holy Word of God! But only months later… when the danger of another ‘Terrorist Attack’ was diminished… the Churches were empty again!
*** (Isaiah 24:2) And as it is with the people, so it shall be with the priest [Pastor]; as with the servant, so with the master; as with the handmaid, so it is with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor.
*** (John 3:19) And this is the basis for judgment: The Light [Jesus–John 8:12] has come into the world; but people ‘loved the darkness’: more than the light; because their actions were ‘evil’.
(John 3:20) For everyone who ‘practices’ wickedness; ‘hates’ the light; and ‘does not’ come to the light; so that his actions, may not be exposed.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of LORD 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.
*** (1Corinthains 5:1-2-3) It is actually reported that sexual immorality exists among you, and of a kind that is not found even among the gentiles. A man is actually living with his father's wife!
(1Co 5:2) And you are being arrogant instead of being filled with grief and seeing to it that the man who did this is removed from among you.
(1Co 5:3) Even though I am away from you physically, I am with you in spirit. I have already passed judgment on the man who did this, as though I were present with you.
*** (2John 1:9) Everyone who ‘does not’ abide in the teaching of Christ; but goes beyond it; ‘does not’ have God. The person who ‘abides’ in the teaching of Christ; has ‘both’ the Father and the Son.
(2Jn 1:10) If ‘anyone’ comes to you; and ‘does not’ bring this teaching; ‘do not’ take him into your home; or even ‘greet’ him,
(2Jn 1:11) for the one who ‘greets’ him; ‘shares’ in his evil deeds.
What is happening now… in the ‘Churches’…? Most of the members are more concerned about the ‘Next President’… and “HOW”… ‘He or She’… is going to ‘FIX’ our “Many”… Financial, Social, Monetary, Housing and Job = “Problems!” Which ‘Master’… are they really serving… “Christ” or “Politics”…? Have these “National Problems”… driven people… ‘Further Away’ from Christ Jesus and His Holy Word… OR… driven them: “To Him and His Holy Word”…? In almost any Church… there is very little Bible teaching… and “Very Much Entertainment”…! And the members for the most part… just take things; as they are… out of some misguided loyalty… instead of saying something about… “Why is there… so very Little Bible Teaching & Preaching”…?
*** (1Peter 4:17-18-19) For the time has come for the judgment to begin from the house of God. And if it first begins from us; what will be the end of those disobeying the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) And if the righteous one is scarcely saved; where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
(1Pet 4:19) Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God; commit their souls in well-doing; as to a faithful Creator.
*** (Genesis 18:25) Far be it from You to act in this manner; to kill the righteous with the wicked. And far be it from You; that the righteous should be as the wicked. Shall not the Judge of ‘all’ the earth do right?
*** (2Kings 6:27) And he said, if the Lord does not help you; from where shall I help you? Out of the barn-floor, or out of the winepress?
*** (Habakkuk 3:17-18-19) Though the fig tree shall not blossom; and fruit is not on the vines; the labor of the olive fails; and the fields yield no food. The flock is cut off from the fold; and no herd is in the stalls;
(Hab 3:18) yet I will rejoice in Jehovah the Lord; I will joy in the God of my salvation.
(Hab 3:19) Jehovah the Lord is my strength; and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet; and He will make me to walk on my high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
*** (Luke 16:13) No servant can ‘serve’: two masters. For either he will ‘hate’ the one and ‘love’ the other; or else he will ‘hold’ to the one; and ‘despise’ the other. You ‘cannot’ serve God and mammon [Politics].
“American Christianity? – 101”…Blog.
Where do ‘You’ go from here…? You cannot make a plan to go forward… till you find how far you have… “Backslid”…! Simply open your Bible and read about the Seven Churches of Revelation chapters “2 & 3”…? Churches are made up of ‘believers’… and those “7–Churches” can be a word picture… of any Christians walk in life! See where ‘You’ fit in… and then Repent and start those Corrective Measures… called out to those Churches! Remember when ‘You’… were first Born Again… by God’s Holy Spirit… and the Love ‘You’ had for Him and His Holy Word…? Who “MOVED”… “You”… or “Christ”…? Surely it was “Not” Christ…! It was “You”…!
*** (Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves them shall have mercy.
*** (2Corinthains 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.
*** (John 15:1-2-3) I [Jesus] am the True Vine; and My Father [God] is the Vinedresser.
(John 15:2) Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit; He takes away. And every one that bears fruit; He prunes it so that it may bring forth; more fruit.
(John 15:3) Now you are clean through the Word; which I have spoken to you.
*** (Hebrews 12:6-to-9) For the Lord ‘disciplines’ the one He loves’; and He ‘punishes’ every son He accepts."
(Heb 12:7) What you ‘endure’ is for the sake of discipline. God is ‘treating’ you as sons. Is there a son whom his father ‘does not’ discipline? [No!]
(Heb 12:8) Now if you are ‘without’ any discipline; in which all [say they are] sons share; then you are ‘illegitimate’ [Bastard] and ‘Not’ His sons.
(Heb 12:9) Furthermore, we had earthly fathers who used to discipline us, and we respected them for it. We should even more ‘submit’ to the Father of our spirits and live, shouldn’t we?
*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning; rising up a great while before day; HE [Jesus] went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
*** Did YOU open Your “BIBLE”... and ‘Meet’ with Christ JESUS; in His “HOLY WORD” [1Samuel 3:21]... before ‘YOU’... “Turned on Your”… TV, Computer, Radio, or Cell Phone...?
(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.
Just Perhaps… that Christian ‘Parrot’… should quote these… “Verses”…? The “Spiritual Heritage”… of our Nation is… “GONE”… and “WE”… don’t ‘even’ Care…!
*** (1Samuel 4:18-to-22) And it happened when he spoke of the ark of God, he fell backward off the seat, by the side of the gate. And his neck broke, and he died, for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
(1Sam 4:19) And his daughter-in-law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, ready to be delivered. And when she heard the report that the ark of God was taken; and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed, for her pains came upon her.
(1Sam 4:20) And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said to her, Do not fear, for you have borne a son. But she did not answer, nor set her heart.
(1Sam 4:21) And she named the child “Ichabod”, saying; The glory has departed from Israel, ‘because’ the ark of God had been taken; and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
(1Sam 4:22) And she said, The glory has departed from Israel, for the ark of God is taken.
This is “WHAT”… We are… “Missing”…!
*** (Jeremiah 9:23) So says Jehovah, Do not let the wise glory in his wisdom, nor let the mighty glory in his might; do not let the rich glory in his riches;
(Jer 9:24) but let him who glories glory in this; that he understands and knows Me; that I am Jehovah; doing kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth; for in these I delight, says Jehovah.
Love; in Christ, Roger / Ezekiel 3:18-to-21.