Sunday, August 9, 2009

“Mistaken Identity – 101”…Blog

“Mistaken Identity – 101”…Blog

Recently I started answering… questions on one of the boards on ‘Facebook’. There are many Topics that are available and one for almost everyone. I choose those with the ‘Bible Topics’ and ask and answer questions. But you know… some have mistaken me for someone… Else!

(Luke 4:4) Jesus = answered him [Satan], = "It is written, = 'One must not live on bread alone, = but on = every word of God.'"

I am a Child of God… and in being one, I choose to use the ‘Word of God’ as my only authority, for answering and posting questions. My identity as a Child of God… can be found especially in ‘Romans Chapter Eight’… “All!” If you belong to God, the God of the Bible… through believing in the “Finished Work of Christ Jesus”… then you are in that position… too!

(James 2:19) You believe = that there is = one God. = That's fine! = Even the demons believe that = and tremble with fear.

Most simply believe… ‘Believing in Jesus’… is enough to get them to Heaven. That is “NOT” the same belief as in… ‘Santa Clause’, ‘the Easter Bunny’ or ‘the Cleveland Indians!’ It is a “Saving Faith”… that ‘Christ Jesus’ died on the Cross, was buried and Resurrected Himself… in the substitution… for “Your Sin/Sins”. Being justified… by God’s Grace Alone… and without any merit of your own. That is the simple gospel… the Good News… for All Mankind!

(John 7:37-38-39) On the last = and = most important day of the festival, = Jesus = stood up and shouted, = "If anyone is thirsty, = let him come to = Me = and drink!
(John 7:38) The one = who believes in Me, = as the Scripture has said, = will have = rivers of living water = flowing from = his heart."
(John 7:39) Now = He = said this about = the Holy Spirit, = whom those = who were believing in Him [Jesus] = were to receive. = For = the Holy Spirit = was not yet present, = because Jesus = had not yet been glorified.

The Word of God… is that basis for this… “Saving Faith!” The Promise from Christ Jesus… about the Holy Spirit… being given to those possessing… “Saving Faith”… was fulfilled by the Holy Spirit in Acts 2. It is Not what… some preacher or pastor or teacher had said… but what the Scriptures have said…!

Many today… are confused or have a… “Mistaken Identity”… about the Christ [Messiah] Jesus. Who came in total fulfillment of the Promises of a “Redeemer for All mankind”. Not just the Jews, but for All peoples! This Messiah, was promised to “All” those both ‘Jew and Gentile’… that believed in the God of Abraham!

(Matthew 22:31-32) As for the resurrection = from the dead, = haven't you read = what was spoken = to you = by God = when He said,
(Mat 22:32) 'I am = the God of Abraham, = the God of Isaac, = and the God of Jacob'? = He is not = the God = of the dead, = but = of the living."

Only in “The Scriptures”… can these ‘Truths’ be found. Not in cute stories about God and creation! Not in stories that substitute the… “Truth of the Scriptures!” I am ‘Not Sorry’ but the God of the Bible…is Not Politically Correct…! He is the “Final and Only Authority”… for ‘Life and Spiritual Truth!’

Most of the Time… especially here in America, you will Not hear these Truths, from the Pulpit. I do not know if it is out of… ‘Sheer Ignorance’… or something else! But ‘Most’ are ashamed of the Word of God, the Bible! Probably, because of the Media. They often use ‘Bad Fictional Examples’… of those that use the Bible for their pattern of life. Did you know the Scriptures even speak to that use?

(2Peter 3:1-to-4) Dear friends, = this is now the second letter = I am writing to you. = In them I have been trying = to stimulate = your pure minds = by reminding you
(2Pet 3:2) to recall = the words = spoken in the past = by the holy prophets = and = the commandment of our = Lord and Savior = spoken through = your apostles.
(2Pet 3:3) First of all = you must understand this: = In the last days = “mockers” = will come = and, = following = their own desires, = will ridicule = us
(2Pet 3:4) by saying, = "What happened to His promise to return? = Ever since our ancestors died, = everything continues = as it did from the beginning of creation."

(Jude 1:3-4) Dear friends, = although I was eager to write to you = about the salvation we share, = I found it necessary = to write to you = and = urge you = to continue your = vigorous defense = of the faith = that was passed down = to the saints = once and for all.
(Jud 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.

Here in America… we have “Wrongly Equated”… ‘religious freedom’… to believe what you want about God, Christ Jesus and the Bible. ‘Most’ have become… ‘Pick & Choose Pseudo Christians’… without submitting to… the Complete Authority of The Bible… and of that of Christ Jesus… The Lord of All! It goes something like this… “You believe what you want and I believe what I want!” There is “NO” Authority in their Beliefs… such as the Bible.

I remember when… I was in Public High School… there was 15-minutes of Bible Reading and Prayers for the ‘Whole Student Body’ and for ‘Our Country’. Today if you carry a Bible in Public School… you are ‘Terrorized’ by the Students for being a Radical. What has changed? Are we really… “One Nation under God”… as stated on our Money? Absolutely NOT!

Are You Ashamed… of the Bible, The Word of God…? Have you watered down its “Truth”… and substituted its Opinion with cute stories about Jesus? Or… have you obeyed the Mandate of Scripture and… “Preached The Word”… as we are commanded to… in the Bible? Somehow ‘Most’ have mistaken this hostility towards God and His Word as… “License”… to water is down… into Stories… the Truth of God’s Word…!

Most of you… that have read my Blogs and know that I “do not” waver on this topic. I simply speak The Truth of the Word of God… “Without Apology” and “Without Political Correctness!” Most that post to Bible Boards… has substituted their Opinion… for the ‘Word of God!’ When Jesus confronted either the ‘Religious of His day’ or even ‘Satan’… He, Jesus… simply said… “It is written”… and quoted the Word of God.

(2Timothy 3:16) All Scripture = is God-breathed, = and = is profitable for doctrine, = for reproof, = for correction, = for instruction in righteousness,

Do we have… to “Water Down”… the Word of God, the Bible… to make it… “Palatable”… for the Unredeemed? “Absolutely Not!” Nowhere in the New Testament… will you find the Apostles compromising on The Scriptures. They simply… Preached The Word! Is there such a Command in the New Testament? “Yes there IS”. And why do you think it is So? Because of the “LIES”… that abound that keep people in Darkness…!

(2Timothy 4:1-to-4) In the presence = of God and Christ Jesus, = Who = is going to judge = those who are living = and = those who are dead, = and = in view of His appearing = and = His kingdom, = I solemnly = appeal to you. = [John 12:44-to-50]
(2Tim 4:2) Preach = the Word of God. = Be ready = to do this = whether or not = the time is convenient. = Refute, = Warn, = and = Encourage = with utmost patience = and Doctrine.
(2Tim 4:3) For = the time = will come = when = people will not put up with = sound doctrine, = but = they will collect teachers = to themselves = according to their own lusts, = tickling their ears.
(2Tim 4:4) They will = refuse to listen = to the Truth = and = will turn = to myths.

(Romans 1:16-17-18) For I = am not ashamed = of the gospel, = because it is = God's power = for the salvation of everyone = who believes, = of the Jew first = and of the Gentile = as well.
(Rom 1:17) For in it = God's righteousness = is being revealed = from faith to faith, = as it is written, = "The righteous = will live by faith."
(Rom 1:18) For = God's wrath = is being revealed = from heaven = against = all = the ungodliness = and = wickedness = of those who = in their wickedness = suppress = the Truth.

Is there enough… “Evidence to Convict YOU”… of believing in… Christ Jesus = and = His Word the Bible? Do YOU… “Preach the Word”… or do you substitute… ‘ditties and stories’… for the Word of God…? Do you share the Word of God… so that those may Grow in Grace and in the True Knowledge of God and His Truth…? Has anyone… ‘Mistaken’ you for someone… who does not fully believe… The God of the Bible and His Word…?

(2Peter 3:15-to-18) Think of our Lord's patience = as salvation, = just as our dear brother Paul = also wrote to you = according to the wisdom given him.
(2Pe 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.
(2Pe 3:17) And so, = dear friends, = since you already know these things, = continually = be on your guard = not to be carried away = by the deception of = lawless people, = lest you fall from your = secure position.
(2Pe 3:18) Instead, = continue = to grow in the grace = and = knowledge = of our Lord = and = Savior Jesus Christ. = Glory belongs to Him = both now = and = on that eternal day! Amen.

Thank you for Your EAR! Roger. //Email//

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