“St. Valentine’s Day – 101” …Blog.
*** (Exodus 20:3-4) You shalt have; ‘No’ other gods before Me [God].
(Exodus 20:4) You shall ‘Not’ make unto yourselves: ‘Any’ graven image; or ‘Any’ likeness of anything that is in heaven above; or that is in the earth beneath; or that is in the water under the earth:
*** (Deuteronomy 4:15-to-19) Therefore take good heed to yourselves; for you saw no kind of likeness on the day the LORD Jehovah; spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire,
(Deut 4:16) lest you act corruptly; and make yourselves a graven image; the likeness of any figure; the likeness of male or female,
(Deut 4:17) the likeness of ‘Any’ beast on the earth; the likeness of ‘Any’ winged fowl that flies in the air,
(Deut 4:18) the likeness of ‘Anything’ that creeps on the ground’ the likeness of ‘Any’ fish in the waters beneath the earth; [Yes, even that “Dove” – Matthew 3:16: Mark 1:10: Luke 3:22]
(Deut 4:19) and lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens; and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven; lest you should be driven to worship them and serve them; which Jehovah your God has allotted to ‘All’ nations under ‘All’ the heavens.
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being Doers of the WORD; and ‘Not’ merely hearers; who ‘Deceive’ themselves. [Luke 6:46!]
What is “St. Valentine’s Day”… and who supposedly “St. Valentine”…? He is the Heathen substitution for the Pagan goddess; ‘Aphrodite!’ But today, NT Christians do ‘Not’ keep; or obey; the Holy Word of God! They have “Wrongly” –> Graced Away “ANY”… SIN/SINS… warned about, in the “Holy Word of God!” In about circa 325 AD, Emperor Constantine began to unite his earthly kingdom; by repealing the Laws: ordering Death for all Christians! Up until that time; the Church had been under severe persecution. The Passover was mixed with the Pagan ‘holiday & goddess’; and became “Ester”. Christmas was mixed with the Pagan holiday of Renewal and is now celebrated worldwide more than any other holiday. Simply follow the Money Trail; and the hearts of the People! Your heart follows your Money…! Say it isn’t “So”…?
*** (Matthew 6:21) For where your treasure is; there your heart will be also."
*** (Luke 12:34) For where your treasure is; there your heart will be also."
*** (James 5:1) Now listen, you rich people! Cry and moan over the miseries that are overtaking you.
(Jas 5:2) Your riches are rotten; your clothes have been eaten by moths,
(Jas 5:3) your gold and silver are corroded; and their corrosion will be used as evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have stored up treasures in these last days.
(Jas 5:4) Look! The wages that you kept back from the workers who harvested your fields; are shouting out against you; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of the Heavenly Armies.
*** (1Jn 3:17) But whoever has this world's goods; and sees his brother having need; and shuts up his bowels from him; how does the love of God dwell in him?
“Helping the ‘POOR’ – 101”…Blog.
Helping the POOR - 201
There are ‘Many’ such “Pagan Trappings”… built into ‘All’ earthly societies. My European grandmother came to America as a young bride. At age 93, she passed into eternity and still carried with her… those pagan mixed multitudes… “Old Wives Tales” & “Superstitions!” But she attended Catholic Church every Sunday; and went into a “Christ–Less Eternity”… still grasping her ‘Rosary Beads’. Every ‘New Year’s Eve; she placed a coin outside; and then retrieved it the next morning. When she spilled some Salt; she threw a pinch over her shoulder. Today’s society has many of the same ‘Pagan’ customs. Do ‘You’ read the Horoscope…? How about the ‘Fortune’… inside those “Fortune Cookies” you get with your Oriental food…? All these are ‘part & parcel’ of those Ungodly practices. Today’s NT Christians have many those same Practices… don’t they? Surely ‘You’ have used a “False Picture or Stature of: Jesus” somewhere…? Did ‘You’ read those Scripture Verses at the beginning of this blog…? What does the Holy Word of God… “Command”… about those “Actions”…? Do ‘You’ do so… “Anyway”…? All are Pagan substitutes for the Holy Word of GOD… the Bible! [Matthew 4:4 & Luke 4:4] How Dare “Anyone”… Mix Bible Verses… with this Pagan Holiday…?
Picture of Jesus – 101 Blog. ? ? ?
NONE: of the Art; Pictures; or any ‘Idol’ depiction of Christ Jesus: is Correct...!
NONE: of them “LOOK LIKE”… Christ Jesus…as Described in the Scriptures... John 20:27; Zechariah 12:10; or even Revelation 5:6...? ? ?
*** (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!
*** (Deuteronomy 18:9) When you come to the land which Jehovah your God gives you; you shall ‘Not’ learn to do according to; the abominations of those nations.
*** (Isaiah 26:10) Let favor be shown to the wicked; yet he will ‘Not’ learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he will deal unjustly; and will ‘Not’ behold the majesty of the LORD Jehovah.
*** (Exodus 20:18-19-20) And all the people saw the thundering’s; and the lightning’s; and the noise of the trumpet; and the mountain smoking. And when the people saw, they trembled; and stood afar off.
(Exo 20:19) And they said to Moses, You speak with us; and we will hear. But let ‘Not’ God speak with us; lest we die.
(Exo 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.”
*** (Job 28:28) And to man He [God] said; Behold, the Fear of the Lord; that is wisdom! And to ‘Depart’ from evil is understanding!
The Fear of God – 101 Blog [1/3]
*** (Micah 6:8) He [God] has shown you, O man; what is good. And what does the LORD Jehovah require of ‘You’: but to ‘Do’ justice; and to ‘Love; mercy; and to [obediently] walk humbly with your God?
*** (Luke 6:46) And why do you call Me [Jesus] = Lord, = Lord; and “Do ‘Not’ Do” - what I [Jesus] say? [James 1:22]
“Whose your ‘Daddy’ – 101?”…Blog.
… Not: “To Decide”… Is: “To Decide”…!
Life is ‘Not’ made up of 4 or 5… major decisions! It is made up of those “Millions of Minute Mental Decisions”… that drives your… “Heart & Lifestyle”…! Will a special diamond or a box of chocolates… be part of your Pagan practice of celebrating… “St. Valentine’s Day”…? Or will you serve the ONE… ‘Whom’ You call… “Savior & Lord”…?
*** (Malachi 3:6) For I am the LORD Jehovah: I change ‘Not’. Because of this; you sons of Jacob are ‘Not’ destroyed.
*** (Hebrews 13:8) Jesus Christ the “Same”; Yesterday; and Today; and Forever.
“It is Written – 101” …Blog.
*** (John 12:48) 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”.
*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh; but we do ‘Not’ fight in a fleshly way.
(2Co 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare; are ‘Not’ those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down arguments
(2Co 10:5) and every proud obstacle; that is raised ‘against’ the knowledge of God; taking ‘Every Thought Captive’: in order to ‘Obey’: Christ.
(2Co 10:6) We are ready to punish [Proverbs 28:13] every act of disobedience; when your obedience is complete. [1John 1:5-to-10]
*** (Hebrews 5:11) We have much to say about this; but it is difficult to explain; because ‘You’ have become too lazy to understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, though by now you should be teachers; ‘You’ still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's Word. You have become people; who need milk; instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone who lives on milk; is still a baby; and is inexperienced in the message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for mature people; whose minds are trained by practice: to distinguish good from evil.
Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!