“The NT Born Again & Yoga, Karate, Etc. – 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?]
*** (Mark 12:29-30-3) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord;
(Mark 12:30) and you shall love the Lord your God with all your HEART, and with all your SOUL, and with all your MIND, and with all your STRENGTH." This is the first commandment.
(Mark 12:31) And the second is like this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is No other Commandment greater than these.
*** (1Timothy 4:7-8-9) But Refuse profane and old-womanish tales, and exercise yourself to godliness.
(1Tim 4:8) For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the present life, and of that which is to come.
(1Tim 4:9) Faithful is the Word, and worthy of all acceptance.
Have You been to Church Lately…? How many “Over Weight” Christians, did You see sitting in the Pews? Have You been to a ‘Church Dinner’ lately? How many Christians [?], “Over Eat” at those functions, as if it were ‘Thanksgiving’…? Why do I ask these “Questions”…? Recently I was removed from a Discussion Board, on Face Book! Because I disagreed with one of the “Site Administrators”… over “Yoga?” The page was named: "End of Days" (Hebrew "Aharit HaYamim"). Her inference, was that doing Yoga was… “Practicing a Heathen Religion!” I simply asked, “What about ANY of the Martial Arts” and the “Self Protection & Killing’ aspects of that Sport…? Surely I did NOT learn Karate to be able to ‘Kill?’ Even though I spent two years in Japan, I did “NOT” become a “Ninja!” …LOL! …LOL! …LOL! Instead of Learning the “Principles of Christ” and the “Truth” of the Holy Word of GOD: Many “LEGALISTICALLY”… point fingers at everything else: to justify their… “Wrong Beliefs!”
YOU TUBE…! KATANA
Masayuki Shimabukuro Samurai Swordsmanship: The Basics [1/11] CD1
*** (Ephesians 5:11) and have Nothing to do with the unfruitful works of darkness. Instead, EXPOSE them for what they are.
*** (Luke 6:26) Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you! For so their fathers did, to the “False Prophets”.
*** (Luke 6:41) "Why do you see the Speck in your brother's eye but Fail to notice: the “Beam” in Your Own Eye?
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept; precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go; and fall backward [backslide]; and be broken; and snared; and taken.
“Clarification – 101”…Blog.
Americans have a Serious “Over Weight PROBLEM”…! Say it isn’t So…? This is only reflective of their lack of Spirituality! Do You know any, who call themselves “Christian [?]” and ‘Smoke’…? What about those, who “Steal Time” from their Employers and… “Text while at Work”…? Does your company have a Written: “Phone & Internet”: Use Procedure…? Do You follow it to the… “Letter of the Law”…? Or do You “CHEAT” a little…? How very easy it is to “Point the Finger”, but did You know, there are ‘Four Others’ pointing back at “You?” MANY cannot take their Bibles and DEFEND what they believe with their Bibles: “Chapters & Verses!” They seem ONLY to believe what their “Church or Denominations” believe. They even Believe, that there is NEW Revelation today from God. [2Peter 1:20-21] And YET: do NOT even know Bible Doctrine…! [2John 1:9-10-11] Why else did the Holy Spirit PUT… “Acts 17:11 & 1Thessalonians 5:21”… in the Scriptures…?
*** (1Peter 4:17-18) 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? [Hebrews 10:29-30-31]
(1Pet 4:18) And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? [Revelation 20:15]
“Christians at Work – ‘Texting?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Matthew 23:24) Blind guides who strain out a Gnat and swallow a Camel!
*** (James 3:12) Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? Either a vine, figs? So can NO fountain both yield Salt water and Fresh.
*** (Colossians 3:23-24-25) And whatever you Do, do it Heartily, as to the Lord and Not to men;
(Col 3:24) knowing that from the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance. For you serve the Lord Christ.
(Col 3:25) But he who does Wrong shall receive justice for the wrong which he did, and there is no respect of persons. [Romans 2:11 7 1Peter 1:17]
*** (1Timothy 5:24) Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment. And some they also follow after.
“Christians: Smoking or Overweight – 101” …Blog.
What happens when “ONE” is ‘Raised as a Christian’… “Without” being: “Born Again: by the Holy Spirit of God”…? ... “Romans 8:9”…!
The Christian 'Parrot' - 101 ...Blog.
Just perhaps IF: those who claim to Know Jesus… were “Truly Born Again” by the Holy Spirit…? [Romans 8:9] Those who do NOT know His Holy Word… often “Substitute” their “OWN Legalistic Bias”…? It goes something like this… “Ketchup I have Loved, Mustard I have Hated”…! …LOL! Isn’t that Silly…? When writing these Blogs, there are more than enough Bible verses in Context, to validate any of these points. Also there are additional blog links, to give a further: “Adult Biblical Discussion” on these points. Oh yes, we all have “OPINIONS”…! They are Like: “Arm Pits!” We all have at least: TWO… and they are “Sometimes STKNKY”…! …LOL! In reality, Adult Discussion are ‘give & take’. NO One knows all the TRUTH… except Christ Jesus, LORD of Lords, & KING of Kings…!
“Arguments/Disagreements & ‘Fighting Fair’ – 101” …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.
*** (Titus 2:11-to-15) For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. [Psalms 98:2]
(Tit 2:12) It trains us to Renounce ungodly living and worldly passions SO that we might live Sensible, Honest, and Godly lives in the present world
(Tit 2:13) as we Wait for the blessed hope and the glorious Appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. [Zachariah 12:10]
(Tit 2:14) He [Christ] gave Himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be His Special People who are enthusiastic about good works.
(Tit 2:15) These are the things you should say. Encourage and Refute: with Full Authority. Do not let anyone look down on you.
*** (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]
“Don’t Believe Me – 101”…Blog. [1/2]
Where do You go from here…? Are You open for a discussion of the Holy Word of God? Did You know that I have had TO… “Unlearn many things”…? Raised in a Catholic family, I left the ‘Church & Religion’ was a teen. It was Not until later life that I yielded myself to “Christ Jesus & His Holy Word!” Without blushing, I had to Unlearn all that “Catholic Brainwashing.” Without the Complete Authority found in His Holy Word… One will only practice Religion! Being Born Again by the Holy Spirit of God, allows His Holy Spirit to teach one… directly from the WORD! No religion can come close to HIS Truth, found in the pages of the Bible. That is WHY people hate those that use the Bible! The Holy Word of God… used by the Holy Spirit… Convicts them of SIN, of Righteousness and of Judgment…!
*** (Jeremiah 23:29) Is not My Word like a Fire? Says the LORD Jehovah; and like a Hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? [Hebrews 4:11-12-13]
*** (James 3:1) Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers; because you know that we who teach = will be = JUDGED More Severely!
*** (Luke 12:5) But I [Jesus] will warn you of Whom you shall fear: Fear Him [GOD] Who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into “Hell”. Yea, I [Jesus] say to you, fear Him [God].
*** (Galatians 3:11) Now it is obvious that No One is Justified in the sight of God by the LAW, because "The righteous will live by Faith."
*** (Galatians 3:1-2-3) O foolish Galatians, who bewitched you Not to obey the Truth; to Whom before your eyes Jesus Christ was written among you crucified?
(Gal 3:2) This only I would learn from you: Did you receive the [Holy] Spirit [Romans 8:9]; by works of the law; or by hearing of faith [Acts 15:8-9]?
(Gal 3:3) Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit; do you now ‘perfect’ yourself in the flesh? [by keeping the Sabbath, Passover, Feast days, Etc.?]
“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.
*** (Matthew 13:12) For whoever has, to him shall be given; and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have; from him shall be taken away; even that which he has.
*** (Proverbs 16:18) Pride goes before Destruction; and a haughty spirit before a Fall.
Love [Agape]; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!