Wednesday, October 7, 2009

“Love or Truth – 101”

“Love or Truth – 101”

(1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove = “All” = things, = hold fast = to the good.

I am always… looking for subjects for this blog and today I found one on the FB Bible site in the form of a Question. “(Is) Love, the true sign of a Christian?” I read many Bible sites and have found a lot of posts and questions and answers. The Totality of God’s Truth… is a Tapestry… that is woven throughout, His Word… “The Bible!”

(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].

Most would quote… several Bible verses in order to prove their ‘Point’, that Love is the sign of a ‘True Christian’. Today in America you can find a “Plethora” of Pseudo Christian groups, ministries and ‘the religious’… all, who believe themselves to be Christian. Surely those that do not believe that… “Jesus is God”… are ‘Not’ Christians! Take for instance the Jehovah Witnesses or the Mormons as an example of their ‘wrong’ beliefs.

(John 15:3) Now = you = are clean = through = the Word = which = I [Jesus] = have spoken = to you.

I have been… ‘Born Again’, which is born from above, by “God’s Holy Spirit” for a number of years. As a new believer in ‘Christ Jesus’, I found that His Word… was alive to my soul… and I hungered for more of Him… through His Word. Do you have that hunger for God’s Truth… that is found in “His Word?” IF not… perhaps you are not really a Biblical Christian?

(John 10:26-27) But = YOU = did not believe = because = YOU = are not = of My sheep. = As = I [Jesus] = said = to YOU,
(John 10:27) My sheep = hear = My voice [Word], = and = I = know them, = and = they = follow Me.

Today there are… Many “Falsely Claiming”… to be ‘Pastors and Ministers’… who ‘Do Not Know’, the Word of God, the Bible. Most like in the days of Christ Jesus… had religion, but did not really… ‘Know God.’ They knew the Word of God, mentally… but ‘Did Not’… know God in their Hearts. So today, almost more than 2,000-years, pretend… to speak of Him.

(Isaiah 8:20) To = the Law = and = to the testimony! = If = they = ‘do not’ = speak = according to = this Word, = it is because = no light = is in them.

Do you remember…
‘Jim Jones’ and the ‘Branch Dravidians’? They were ‘easy’ to spot as they publically ‘deviated’ from the “Authority of the Word of God”. So too… those that do not know the Word… are often taken by the… “Hollywood Presentation Dynamics”… of such ‘False Religious Leaders”. It is, ‘Easy to see’… how so many people are duped into believing a “Lie!”
(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.

(Matthew 15:14) Let them alone. = They are = blind leaders = of the blind. = And = if = the blind = lead the blind, = both = shall fall into = the ditch.

Today, the Pseudo Christian Media… hundreds of thousands of programs, via radio, TV, CD’s & DVD’s and on the Internet. Only a few hundred of all those are really speaking The Truth of God’s Word. While on a business trip to Canada, I was listening to one of those broadcasts to hear what the speaker was saying. It was from a well known ‘Valid’ missionary organization. He was speaking about their ‘African’ counterparts and their drastic actions.

(Amos 8:11) Behold, = the days come, = says the Lord [God] Jehovah, = that = I = will = send a famine = in the land; = not a famine = of bread = nor a thirst = for water, = but = of hearing = the Words = of Jehovah.

They had Recalled… their students from, “Some Specific”… American Bible Colleges and Seminaries. Why? Simply because those ‘religious’ training organizations… had ‘Publically’, changed their stand on the… “Truth of the Word of God”. They had been practicing that for some time, and as enrollment was down, they lowered their standards… to attract more students. Can you believe that happening in [Not] Christian America? I certainly Can!

(2Corinthains 4:16) For = this cause = we do not faint; = BUT = though = our outward man = [continually] perishes, = YET = the inward man = is = being renewed = day by day.

(1Corinthians 15:44) it is sown a natural body, = it is raised a spiritual body. = There is = a natural body, = and = there is = a spiritual body.

Americans Families spend… on the average, more that 44-hours each week… watching ‘TV & Media Videos’. Most of them ‘never’ spend more than one-hour-a-week… studying their Bibles. “Most” never have a daily quiet time… meeting with ‘Christ Jesus’ in… “His Word!” Do you ask Christ Jesus… where He would have you… ‘To Study His Word?’

So too, most… have their ‘Appetites’, both temporal and spiritual, being fed with the “Garbage” of this Words… ‘Ways & Thoughts’. Say it isn’t so…? When was the last time you turned off the TV or a Video… when there was… The Un-Married… in bed together having Sexual relations under the covers? I have had to clean out my video collection some time ago, at a cost to myself. How could I… ‘even’, sell them at my garage sale… and contaminate… ‘Others?’

(Romans 6:15-16) What then? = Shall we Sin, = because = we are not = under the law, = but = under [God’s] Grace? = God forbid.
(Rom 6:16) Do you = not know = that = to whom = you yield yourselves = as slaves = for obedience, = you = are slaves = to him = whom = you obey; = whether = it is of sin = to death, = or = of obedience = to righteousness.

What is the TEST… to see if you are a Valid Christian or Not? Is it Love… or is it… ‘IF’ you believe God’s Word as Truth…? I would propose to you that… “Anyone can ACT!” You have seen enough TV & Videos to identify an Actor and when someone was Acting. Surely you have know people, “Who are Hypocrites and act in Duplicity!” They say or do one thing… and then speak Another! Yes, even that person that you were just thinking about.

(Matthew 22:29) Jesus = answered them, = "You are Wrong = because = you = don't know = the Scriptures = or = God's power.

How about Love…? How many do you know… that have used… ‘Love Language and Actions’… to get what they want and then leave? The divorce courts are ‘filled’ with those kinds of People. So too… Many pretend to be Loving… till someone calls them on… ‘The Facts!’ I have had that kind of response… in posting my Blogs. They professed the “Love of Christ”, till I identified practices… not consistent… with the Word of God. I was then, called ‘legalistic’.

(Galatians 4:16) So = have I = now = become = your enemy = for = telling = YOU = the Truth?

So was it in…
‘Jesus’ day… when Many professed to know Him. Christ Jesus ‘continually’ was refuting the… “Religion & Practices”… of the religious. It is no different today. Do you believe it has gotten better or worse… since His time? Has America… Stopped… “Aborting Babies”… Killing them in their Mother’s Womb? Remember it is God Who said… Exodus 20:13 “You Shall Not Murder [innocent life].

(Matthew 7:21-22-23) "Not everyone = who = keeps saying = to Me [Jesus], = 'Lord, = Lord,' = will get into = the kingdom of heaven, = But Only = the person = who keeps doing = the will [Word] = of My Father [God] = in heaven.
(Matt 7:22) MANY = will say = to Me [Jesus] = on that day, = 'Lord, = Lord, = we prophesied = in Your Name, = drove out demons = in Your Name, = and = performed = many miracles = in Your Name, = didn't we?'
(Matt 7:23) Then = I [Jesus] = will tell them plainly, = 'I = never knew you. = Get away from Me, = you who practice lawlessness!

Did those people, “The Many”… show Love… as evidence of their, ‘Claimed Faith’… in God? Were they really… “His”… or… ‘Not’? Of course they were Not! By all outward practices… they appeared to others… to be Loving People… and claimed to be working for Him. Yes Christ Jesus plainly told them… Depart from Me… I Never Knew… You! So, “What is the TEST” to see if they are really Christians…? Or Not…? Is it ‘Love’… or is it… “Truth?”

(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 [she] = is none of His.

(1Corinthains 2:12-13-14) Now, = we = have not received = the spirit of the world = but = the Spirit = Who = comes from God, = so = that we can = understand = the things = that were freely given = to us = by God.
(1Cor 2:13) We = don't speak = about these things = in words = taught us by = human wisdom, = BUT = in words = taught by the Spirit, = as we explain = spiritual things = to spiritual people.
(1Cor 2:14) A person = who isn't = spiritual = doesn't accept = the things of = God's Spirit, = for they are = NONSENSE = to him. = He = can't understand them = because = they are spiritually evaluated.

Simple Answer…! IF one does not belong to God… they do not have ‘His Holy Spirit!’ It is … God’s Holy Spirit… that Makes God’s Word… “Alive and Living”… to the ‘Real Believer’. Those that “DO NOT”… believe in the Complete Authority of the Word of God… do not have God’s Holy Spirit! It is only, the Holy Spirit… that makes the Living Word of God… “Alive to the Soul”… of the Real Believer.

(Matthew 4:4) But = He [Jesus] = answered = and = said, = It is written, = "Man = shall not live = by bread alone, = BUT = by every Word = that proceeds = out of the mouth = of God."

(Luke 4:4) And = Jesus = answered him [Satan], = saying, = It is written that = "man shall not = live by bread alone, = BUT = by every = Word of God."

Now, The Real Question…? Is it “Love”… or is it… “Belief in the Total Authority of the Word of God… that Identifies a “Real Christian”… a believer in “Christ Jesus”…? I believe that the Teaching of the Word of God… identifies that one… by their… “Validity of the Authority of The Word of God!” Remember, the ‘Many’… of Matthew 7:21-to-23…? The Faked their Love…! “Truth is Always”… the test of a ‘Real Born Again’… by the “Holy Spirit”… Child of the Living and True God!

(Proverbs 28:13) He who = covers = his sins = shall not = be blessed; = BUT = whoever = confesses = and = FORSAKES them = shall = have [God’s] mercy.

Now there is Something… that I must ‘Confess’. I had been dogmatic, long ago, when I was a ‘New’ Christian… about my beliefs on a certain subject. Looking back I have to say… it was my “Ego”… and not the ‘Holy Spirit’… that made me… stand on that “wrong belief”. Through maturity and the teaching of Scriptures… I realize that all I know… is “Only”, by the Teaching of the Holy Spirit… in my life. I can take… ‘No human credit’… for what He has taught me.

(John 16:13) Yet when = the Spirit of Truth = comes, = He = will guide you = into all Truth. = For = He = will not speak = on His own accord, = BUT = will speak whatever = he hears = and = will declare = to you = the things = that are to come.
(John 16:14) He = will = glorify Me [Jesus], = for = He = will take = what is Mine = and = declare it = to you.

(Hebrews 4:12-13)
For = the Word of God = is living = and = powerful = and = sharper = than any two-edged sword, = piercing even to = the dividing apart = of soul = and = spirit, = and = of the joints and marrow, = and = is a Discerner = of the thoughts = and = intents = of the heart.
(Heb 4:13) Neither = is there Any creature = that is not manifest = in His sight, = BUT = all things = are naked and opened = to the eyes of Him [Jesus] = with Whom = we have = to do.

(Revelation 19:13) And = He [Jesus] = had been clothed = in a garment = dipped in blood, = and = His Name = is called = The Word of God. [Isaiah 63:1-to-19]

(John 1:14) And = the Word [Jesus] = became flesh [human], = and = tabernacle = among us. = And = we beheld = His [Jesus] glory, = the glory as of = the Only begotten = of the Father, = Full of Grace = and = of "Truth".

One more time… Is it “Love”… or … is it “Truth” = Belief in the Word of God as Absolute Truth… that identifies the True Believer in God…? After all these verses validating… “The Living Word”, the Truth of God, The Lord of Lords and King of Kings… “The Word of God”… on His raiment… ‘How’ could it be “Anything Less” than… GOD’S TRUTH…?

Once I thought I was wrong… but I was mistaken…! [Joke]

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

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