“The NT Born Again & the 12 Step Recovery Program – 101” …Blog.
*** (John 10:1) Truly, truly, I [Jesus] say to you, He who does NOT enter into the sheepfold by the door, but going up by another way, that one is a thief and a robber.
*** (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 Jehovah the LORD.
*** (Jeremiah 13:23) Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard its spots? Then you also may do good; who are ‘Accustomed’ to: Doing Evil!
*** (Titus 3:5) NOT by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
*** (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.
“12 Step Recovery Program”
Recently I had a discussion… with someone about the “12 – Step Recovery Program” I do Not know, why people choose such destructive lifestyles. Nor do I pretend to. I only know what His Holy Word, the Bible… “Proclaims!” He, God, says we are “All Born Sinners” and there is “Not One Good”… among ‘Any’ of us. A simple reading of the Bible book of “Romans”: will explain this. On the opposite, mankind has always ‘proclaimed’ his own goodness…! The LIE of a ‘Divine Spark’ in all of us: is right from “HELL!” Humanistic thinking always leaves OUT: what God has said in “His Holy Word!” Somehow those who hold to the “12-Step Program” only provide a cursory acknowledgement of a ‘higher power’: and thus leaving “God and His Holy Word, the Bible”… out of their discussions. “Sin is the Root: and SINS: are its Fruit!” Many of them repeat the “Serenity Prayer”, which God does ‘Not’ hear. Remember the temptation to Even by Satan in Genesis 3? His device has always been… “Has God ‘REALLY’ Said: YOU SHALT NOT”…! The “12 Step Recovery Program” is simply a human extension of this “LIE”.
*** (James 4:4-to-10) You Adulterers and Adulteresses! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility [War] with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God. [Matthew 6:24 & Luke 16:13]
(Jas 4:5) Or do you think the Scripture means nothing: when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us? [Joshua 24:19]
(Jas 4:6) But He gives all the more grace. And so He says, "God opposes the arrogant: but gives grace to the humble." [2Corinthains 12:6-to-10 & Hebrews 4:16]
(Jas 4:7) Therefore, Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.
(Jas 4:8) Come close to God, and He will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and Purify your hearts, you double-minded.
(Jas 4:9) Be Miserable, Mourn, and Cry. [Repent] Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.
(Jas 4:10) Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.
“Will GOD hear the ‘Serenity Prayer’? – 101” …Blog.
“ADDICTION”... is the World’s “EXCUSE”… for your “CHOICE”: of “SIN/SINS”...
*** (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? [John 7:38-39]
*** (James 1:13-to-16) When someone is Tempted; he should ‘NOT’ say, “I am being tempted by God,” –> Because God cannot be tempted by evil; Nor does He tempt anyone.
(Jas 1:14) Instead, each person is tempted by his own desire [lust]; being lured and trapped by it.
(Jas 1:15) When that Desire [Lust] becomes pregnant; it gives birth to Sin; and when that Sin grows up [matures]; it gives birth to Death.
(Jas 1:16) Do ‘Not’ be deceived; my dear brothers.
“Are You ‘TEMPTED?’ – 101” …Blog.
Our American Holidays include Christmas… and a week later, people are getting “Drunk”, celebrating the New Year’s Holiday. IF the “Christ Jesus” of Christmas was really Important: why then all the “Drinking & Debauchery”: Only a week later? Our Social “Pseudo American Christianity [?]” is only a ‘Verbal Preference!’ And “NOT a Life Style: “Decision of Discipleship” to Christ Jesus and His Holy Word! These Two: are as different as “Day & Night!” While else would America be on the Decline: as a ‘Once Great Standard for Righteousness’ in a world going mad? As a parallel to “Backslidden Israel”, America has LEFT: its roots of Truth and Trust In God! Today, Americans purchase over “Four Trillion Dollars in Illegal Drugs: Yearly, including the pandemic of Marijuana!” American Mothers: “MURDER by Abortion”, over “4,000+ Innocent Unborn Babies DAILY! The TOTAL Exceeds Over… “55,000,ooo Million!” And then we show public disdain, about “School Shootings”…? What is wrong with that Picture? Americans “Produce & Export” more Pornography… to ALL other “Countries of the World!” And then: there are those “WHO: FALSELY PROCLAIM”… “God Bless America”…? “Absolutely NOT”…!
*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness lifts up a nation, but SIN: is a CURSE to ANY people.
*** (Psalms 127:3) Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is His reward.
*** (Genesis 4:10) And He [God] said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to Me [God] from the ground.
*** (1Thessalonians 5:2-3) For you yourselves know accurately that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night.
(1Th 5:3) For when they shall say, Peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail upon a woman with child. And they shall not escape.
*** (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.
“A ‘Woop-en’ in the Wood Shed for America – 101” …Blog.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) 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 [Romans 8:9]; unless you are reprobates? [Luke 6:26]
Where do You stand on the “Complete Authority”… of the Holy Word of God…? Those, Truly Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God have… His Indwelling Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit is the ONLY ONE: Who teaches You: God’s Truth from His Holy Word! Many read other Authors and put their Statements above that of “GOD’S HOLY WORD!” Have You ever Quoted: Spurgeon, Moody, Ryrie, Swindoll, McArthur or some other Bible Teacher? And Yes, even these ‘Blogs’ which continually point TO: His Holy Word…? Isn’t the Holy Word of God and what God Says THERE… “Enough”…? Why do You have to read some earthly author, when His Holy Spirit… can teach You, “GOD’S TRUTH’…? Or could it be You are “Too Lazy”… to study His Holy Word: “Prayerfully”…?
“MANY”… miss that the Holy Spirit... “John 7:38-39”... and the Spiritual Baptism... “1Corinthians 12:13 & Ephesians 4:5”... is a “Divine Transaction”: Done by “GOD ALONE!” Did ‘You’ purposely miss.... “Acts 15:8-9”... where GOD sees their “Hearts”... and HE ‘Only’... gives them: His Holy Spirit… “Ephesians 4:30 & Romans 8:9 & 2Corinthains 1:21-22”!
“What is ‘Salvation?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (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 [or Not].
“Don’t Believe Me – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
I was raised in a Catholic Family… and attended Catholic School. I left the CC in my teens, only to search for God in my early 30’s. I left “ALL the Teachings of Catholicism”… for the “Complete Authority” of the Holy Word of God! So also must ‘THOSE’… who have been “Indoctrinated or Embraced” the… “12–Step Recovery Program!” God’s Truth is “NOT Compatible” with those teachings of the… “12–Step Recovery Program!” So Too, those “Truly Born Again” by His Holy Spirit, put off those “Denominational or Church Practices”… that are in Conflict with the Bible! Praying to “Mary” or “Pagan Statues of Supposed Saints”… is nothing but “Paganism & Idolatry!”
*** (2Kings 18:4) He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
*** (2Corinthains 6:14-to-18) Do NOT be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what partnership does light have with darkness?
(2Cor 6:15) And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever?
(2Cor 6:16) And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, "I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people."
(2Cor 6:17) Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord, and do Not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you
(2Cor 6:18) and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
“Where do Christians go ‘?’ – 101” …Blog.
“Where do Christians go ‘Wrong?’ – 201” …Blog.
*** (Galatians 4:16) So then did I become your enemy; speaking to you the “Truth?”
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word is Truth.
*** (1Jn 2:21) I have not written to you because you do not know the Truth; but because you know it; and know that -> ‘No Lie’ is of -> the Truth.
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!