“Iron ‘SHARPENS’ Iron – 101” …Blog.
*** (Proverbs 27:17) Iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the face of his friend.
*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove ALL things: hold fast to the Good.
*** (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].
*** (Galatians 4:16) So then did I become your Enemy; speaking to you the “Truth?” [John 17:17]
Why does the Bible contain such a verse…? For those of You, who have ‘Cutlery’ kitchen knives; they need to be periodically sharpened. Do You have a ‘Knife Stone’ with two sides [course & fine] and a ‘Honing’ steal’ rod. The effectiveness of such Cutlery is dependent on the “Sharpness” of the Blade! And Yes, I even have an “Electric Knife”, for sometimes sluicing “Turkey and Home Made Bread!” But in reality, I do like a “Good Sharp” manual blade. When knife sharpening’s are performed: there is “FRICTION!” The ‘harder’ surface, simply takes from the ‘softer’ surface. But both have a function in their ‘design & application’. This symbiotic relationship may likened to the “Body of Christ Jesus, His Church!” That is why Christ Jesus ordained BOTH: “Leadership & Servants!” [John 12:13-to-17]
*** (Romans 12:4) For as we have Many members in ONE body, and ALL members have NOT the same Office. [Position]
*** (Isaiah 6:8) And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said: –> Here am I: –> send me!
*** (James 3:1) Not many of you should become Teachers, my brothers; because you know that we who ‘Teach’ will be, JUDGED More Severely!
“Reasonable Service – 101” …Blog.
Did You ever wonder WHY… I write these Blogs? There are many remarks directly to me, about my “Supposed Heresy”. It was my ‘Goal’ to: “Challenge Conventional Church & Denominational TEACHINGS”… which were “NOT” in the Scriptures. That is why it is called, “Handling the TRUTH!” For those WHO are Truly Born Again, by the Holy Spirit of God: we have a Mandate from “Christ JESUS, King of Kings, Lord of Lords!” My favorite is… “Luke 24:44-to-48”…! That “Great Commission” ties itself to the “HOLY WORD of GOD”…! Without knowing WHAT the Scriptures TEACH… how is ONE to give a “Valid Message”…? One “DEVOID of Church or Denominational”: False Teachings…? Today MANY may share with their Church teaches: and Yet: “DO NOT know the Scriptures”…? What is WRONG… with that “Picture?”
*** (John 5:39-40) You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose = that in them you have eternal life. Yet they testify about Me [Jesus].
(John 5:40) But you are ‘NOT’ willing to come to Me [Jesus] to have life.
*** (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.
*** (2Corinthians 11:4) For if someone comes along and preaches ANOTHER Jesus than the one we preached, or should you receive a DIFFERENT spirit from the one you received or a DIFFERENT gospel from the one you accepted; you are All Too willing to Listen.
*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation; as our beloved brother Paul also has written to you; according to the wisdom given to him.
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things ‘Hard’ to be understood, = which the ‘Unlearned’ and ‘Unstable’ = “Pervert”; as also they DO: the rest of the “SCRIPTURES”; to their own “Damnation”. [1Corinthains 16:22]
What happens when “ONE” is ‘Raised as a Christian’… “Without” being: “Born Again: by the Holy Spirit of God”…?
The Christian 'Parrot' - 101 ...Blog.
“MANY”: Do NOT Want A: “Complete Scriptural Answer”…! They do NOT want any ‘Conflicts or Teachings’ that will CHALLENGE: “What they ‘Now’ Believe!” Because I was raised in a Catholic home & attended Catholic school: there was ‘MUCH’ that I had to… “UNLEARN!” Having left the CC and that way of “Wrong Thinking”: I needed God’s Truth: found ONLY in His Holy Word! “Nothing More: Nothing Less”…! Didn’t Christ Jesus, the Messiah say… “Not by Bread Alone: but by Every Word of GOD…? [Matthew 4:4 & Luke 4:8 & Deuteronomy 8:1-2-3] And did HE not also say that: His Holy Word, would HE use to: “Judge All Mankind”…? [John 12:48] “WHY” then would ‘ANYONE’ want something Else: that was Not: “GOD’S ‘ONLY’ TRUTH”…? Please tell me… “WHY”…?
*** (Psalms 119:11) I have hidden Your Word in my heart; so that I might not sin against You [Lord].
*** (Luke 4:4) Jesus answered him [Satan], "It is written, 'One must Not live on bread alone; but on every word of God." [Matt 4:4 & Deut. 8:1-2-3]
*** (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”.
“Not by Bread ‘Alone’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (1Corinthains 12:12-13-14) For as the body is One and has Many members, and ALL the members of that One body, being Many: are One body; so also is Christ.
(1Cor 12:13) For also by one [Holy] Spirit we are all baptized [Ephesians 4:5] into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free, even all were made to drink into one Spirit. [John 7:38-39 & Acts 15:8-9]
(1Cor 12:14) For the body is Not one member, but Many. [Romans 8:9 & Matthew 7:21-22-23]
*** (1Peter 3:15) but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready ‘Always’ to give an answer to everyone who asks you a ‘Reason’ of the hope in you, with meekness and fear;
*** (Isaiah 8:13) Sanctify the LORD of hosts Himself; and let him be your Fear, and let HIM be your Dread. [Luke 12:5]
*** (2John 1:9-10-11) Everyone transgressing and Not abiding in the doctrine of Christ; does “NOT” have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has Both the Father and the Son.
(2Jn 1:10) If ANYONE comes to you and does “NOT” bring this doctrine; Do “NOT” receive him into your house; “NOR” speak a greeting to him.
(2Jn 1:11) For he who Speaks a greeting to him; Is Partaker of his “EVIL” deeds.
“The ‘Doctrine’ of Christ – 101”…Blog.
Some have responded to: “Question my Blogs”…? And Yet: my response has simply been this: “Did YOU “COMPLETELY”: “Read & Understand” ALL -> my RESPONSES in the Blog… AND: the Many “SCRIPTURES”? Which ONES did You disagree with: and “WHERE” is your “SCRIPTURAL Response”…? “Yes or No”...? Please Answer…? When one will NOT give an “Honest Response”, what is anyone to expect…? Just perhaps they did NOT want to really know the Truth? Or just perhaps they were responding out of… “Ignorance & Ego”…? Please believe me, these blogs are done in the “Fear of GOD!” I know that I as well as YOU: will give an account for “Every Idle Word!” [Matthew 12:36-37 & Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]
“Arguments/Disagreements & ‘Fighting Fair’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Proverbs 18:13) If one answers a matter before he hears it; is ‘Foolishness’ and ‘Shame’ to him [her].
*** (Jude 1:3-4) Having made all haste to write to you about the common salvation; beloved, I had need to write to you; to exhort you to ‘Contend Earnestly’ for the [True] Faith; once delivered to the saints.
(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.
“Earnestly ‘Contending’ for the: ‘True Faith’ – 101”…Blog [1/5]
What about You…? Do You tell Others that You are: “GOD’S Child” and that “Christ Jesus, the Messiah”… is your “Savior & Lord”…? How long have You been “Truly Born Again”, by His Holy Spirit…? “___”-Years…? Do You meet with Him: “DAILY: in His Holy Word”…? Do You: as a “Soldier of Christ Jesus”… Proclaim His Holy Word: whenever You are presented with an “Opportunity”…? Or perhaps You are just pretending…? Perhaps You have known about Him but as YET: have NOT yielded your “Mind, Will & Emotions” to HIM…? Does the Peace of God; transcend ‘Each & Every’ fiber of your “Life & Being”…? IF NOT: then perhaps You should give up trusting ‘yourself & your’ abilities? Perhaps you have grown COLD in the “Things of the LORD”… as did the “Laodicean Church?” Did You realize that the Seven Churches of Revelation: could simply be also a: “Word Picture” of the believer: during their ‘Spiritual Life’: anytime here on Earth? Which of those “Seven Church TYPES” do You most emulate…?
*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) 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.
*** (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 [Self].
“Letting ‘GO’ of Self – 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?
Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!