Thursday, October 22, 2009

“The ‘Siblings’ of “Believing = Faith” – 101”…Blog.

“The ‘Siblings’ of “Believing = Faith” – 101”…Blog.

The flavor of what… is called “Christianity” here in America, seems to be a ‘morphing’… into ‘Liberalism’. I see this ‘drastic’ shift from the… “Truth of found in the Bible, The Word of God”… into that… “I know what ‘Right’, apart from the Word says!” Never have I heard that person[s]… say, “I know what is Wrong!” Could it be that “Christianity” has followed that of the Old Testament “Backslidden” Israel…? Absolutely… “Yes!”

(Judges 21:25) In those days = there was = no king = in Israel. = Every man = did that which was right = in = his own eyes.

Did you notice… the progression from ‘Authority’… “To None?” When Jehovah God delivered Israel from over 400-years of slavery and bondage, He provided their release with the “10-Plagues of Egypt.” He then took them to ‘Mount Sinai’, where He gave them the “10-Commandments” and the Law… by Moses. You can read God’s instructions in the books of ‘Exodus and Leviticus’. They were to be… “Under”… God’s Law, Precepts, Ordinances and Statutes. But they left them and… “Did what was right in their “Own”… ‘Eyes!’

(Proverbs 26:11) As a dog = returns to its vomit, = so = a fool = returns to his foolishness.

The book of Judges… chronicles their Backsliding, Spanking [by God], Confession of their “Sin/Sins” and Repentance back to God… but ‘only’ for a short period. They returned to their ‘Sin/Sins’… “OVER” & “Over” & ‘over’… Again! God sent deliverers… men to judge their enemies… to restore them to a nation… to whom God had called to be “His Special People”… as witness for Him. But, like a dog… they went back to their ‘Sin/Sins’…! Their “Lifestyle”… surely ‘did not’ show… that they belonged to God! They constantly continued, after the Heathen gods of the Land.

(Isaiah 43:10) You are = My witnesses, = says Jehovah [God], = and = My servant [Israel] = whom = I = have chosen; = that you = may know = and = believe Me, = and = understand = that I am He. = Before Me = no God = was formed, = nor = shall there be = after Me.

(Luke 24:48) And = you = are [My] witnesses = of these things.

May I simply say… I see the “Same Thing Happening”… among those that call the Blessed Name of Christ Jesus… and say He is… “Savior and Lord.” Yet they… “Do Not”… live out the “Word of God” in their Lives! About now, someone is saying… “We are ‘not’ to judge one another…!” Perhaps if you will simply turn to and read… “Isaiah 5:20” & “Isaiah 8:20”… and tell me what that Means…? Then tie these into… “Matthew 7:18-to-23”…? Tie these in together… and then “Look Again”… and tell my about… ‘the witness’ of… “The Many”… who say they are Christians…?

“IF”… You ‘Say’ that you are A Christian… “THEN”… is there “Enough Evidence”… ‘To Convict You’…?

What ‘exactly’ do I mean…? I post on several boards and always seem to have… Responses… from those that ‘Say’… that they are Christian… and Yet… “Do NOT”… hold to the Complete Authority of the Word of God. Did I miss something when Christ Jesus told the Devil… “Man does not live by bread alone… but by “Every Word” that comes from God… [Matthew 4:4 & Luke 4:4]…? Sorry “NO”, I know that I missed… ‘Nothing!’ God’s Word… contains the only, ‘spiritual’ and practical… principles for Life. Will you follow them… just the way you ‘say’… “You follow Jesus”… without… “Obedience to His Word”…?

(Ezekiel 2:7) And = you = shall speak = “My Words” = to them, = whether = they will hear = or = whether they will forbear, = for = they are [most] rebellious.

‘IF’ your house were “On Fire?… ‘Would You’… want me to “Tell You”…? I am often told… “You have no right to say ‘that’ to me!” My response mostly goes something like this. “IF God says something is wrong… ‘Who are You’… to say… it is Not?” Their response is usually like this. “You are just a [LP] “Legalistic Pharisee!” I then say to them, “Was John the Baptist an LP… for telling Herod = a non religious heathen… that he was an Adulterer”…? Usually there is… ‘No Reply!” How about theses… ‘Verses’…?

(Matthew 5:23-24) "So = IF = you are presenting = your gift [worship] = at the altar [Church] = and = remember [when] there = that your brother [sister] = has something = against you,
(Matt 5:24) = Leave = your gift there = before the altar = and = first go = and = be reconciled = to your brother. = Then come = and = offer your gift.

Well, I am in Christ and already ‘Forgiven’…! Or… ‘Didn’t you know that ‘THEY’… “Are Christians”… and already forgiven…? That is the “Liberalism” THAT I speak about! Real Christians… when they are… Confronted with God’s Word = and their ‘Sin/Sins’ = Not only ‘Confess it… but Also “Forsake that Sin”… And… “Make Restitution”…! This concept is revealed ‘Throughout the OT & NT’. How can ‘ONE’… ask forgiveness from God… and then… “NOT ASK IT”… from ‘the one’ that they have… “Sinned Against”…?

(Proverbs 28:13) He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves them shall have mercy.

(Ezekiel 20:19) I am = Jehovah your God. = Walk in = My statutes, = and = keep My judgments, = and = “Do Them”,

(Hebrews 13:8) Jesus Christ = the same = yesterday, = and today, = and = forever.

How a ‘Hyperbole’ [exaggeration] …? I am a Christian and work in an accounting firm. I have control of the … ‘monies & securities’… for that ‘Firm’. I get tempted and “Steal” some ‘Barer Bonds [Ten Thousand ‘US’ Dollars– 10K].’ Because of the nature of such securities, I get away with it. I am ‘convicted about the Theft’ and… “Confess it to Jesus!” …I claim… “1John 1:9 – If we confess our sin, He is faithful to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Am I “Then” required to… “Give back the Monies or Securities”…? Please answer this question for yourself. …“Yes” = or = “No”…?

(Luke 19:8-9) Zacchaeus = stood up = and = said to = the Lord [Jesus], = "Lord, = I'll give half of my possessions = to the poor. = I'll pay = four times as much = as I owe = if = I have cheated = anyone = in = any way."
(Luke 19:9) Then Jesus = said to him, = "Today = salvation = has come = to this home, = because he, = too, = is a descendant = of Abraham.

This is an Biblical Example of “Real” Salvation…! Zacchaeus, at personal cost to himself… was willing to make… “Complete and Total Restitution” for what he had… “Cheated”… someone out of. Have ‘You’ cheated someone… using man’s law and thinking about it… then asked for… ‘Forgiveness from God’…? Did you make “Restitution”… or… did ‘You’ just… ‘Confess your Sin and then claim… “1John 1:9”…? If you did that… are you really Forgiven by God for your… “Cheating”…? Did you “Not Return”… those securities…?

(Deuteronomy 23:21-22) When you = shall = vow a vow = to Jehovah your God, = you = shall not wait = to pay it, = for = Jehovah your God = will surely = require it of you, = and = it would be = sin in you.
(Deut 23:22) But = if you = shall cease to vow, = it shall be = no = sin in you.

(1Timothy 5:24) Some men's = sins = are open = beforehand, = going before = to judgment. = And = some = they also = follow after.

Ok, do you get my ‘Point’…? “Confession” of ‘Sin/Sins’… without the “Repentance” that bears the… “Fruit of Restitution”… is “Not Forgiveness”…! No matter what “Anyone”… says or preaches! That is simply… “Liberal ‘Easy’ Believe-ism!” “No” responsibility, “No” Consequences, “No” Repentance, “No” sorrow for Sin and… “NO Responsibility” for that Sin…! Plain and Simple… that “IS NOT”… True Biblical Confession of… “Sin/Sins”…!

(Romans 6:1-2) What = shall we say = then? = Shall we = “Continue In Sin” = so that = [God’s] grace = may abound?
(Rom 6:2) “God Forbid!” = How shall = we who died = to sin [in & by Christ Jesus] = live = any longer = in it?

IF ‘One’ was… an Alcoholic before and comes to Christ for Salvation and… continues to “Drink, and Confess & Drink & Confess… is that one really… “Forgiven”…? How about if “One” was immoral and comes to Christ for Salvation and continues in that ‘Immorality’ [Adultery] … is that one really… “Forgiven”…? How about if one was a Thief before and comes to Christ for Salvation… continues to Steal … is that one really… “Forgiven”…? And I could go on and on and… ‘Plug In’… the entire list of Sin/Sins … is that one really… “Forgiven”…?

Do you understand… this point” I am trying to “Communicate to You”… about this “Symbiotic Link = Between”… “Forgiveness = Repentance & = Restitution”…? Just as there is One God… He chooses to ‘manifest or reveal’ Himself… in three distinct personages. The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Perhaps… just take some time and review these concepts. See how they tie together into “One ‘Separate’ but “Complete – Unit”…?

The Father = “Forgiveness”.

(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,

The Holy Spirit = “Repentance”.

(John 16:7-to-11) But = I [Jesus] = tell you = the Truth, = it is expedient for you = that = I go away; = for =if I = do not go away, = the Comforter = will not come = to you. = But = if I = depart, = I will = send Him = to you.
(John 16:8) And = when that = One = comes, = He = will convict = the world = concerning sin, = and concerning righteousness, = and concerning judgment.
(John 16:9) Concerning sin, = because they = do not believe = on Me;
(John 16:10) Concerning righteousness, = because = I go = to My Father = and you = see Me = no more;
(John 16:11) Concerning judgment, = because = the ruler = of this world = is judged.

Christ Jesus = “Restitution”.

(1Corinthains 5:7-8) Therefore = purge out = the old leaven = so that = you = may be a new lump, = as you are = unleavened. = For also = Christ our Passover = is sacrificed = for us.
(1Cor 5:8) Therefore = let us = keep the feast; = not with old leaven, = nor with the leaven of malice = and = wickedness, = but with = the unleavened bread = of sincerity = and = truth.

(John 14:6) Jesus = said to him [Thomas], = I am = the Way, = the Truth, = and = the Life; = no one = comes to = the Father = but = by Me.

(Matthew 3:8) Produce “FRUIT” = that = is consistent = with = [True] Repentance!

No “Real” Christian… is Afraid of “The Word of God”… and OF: Confession = Repentance = & = Restitution…! “Only the ‘Pseudo’ Ones… ARE!”

(Luke 6:26) Woe unto you, = when = all men = shall speak = well of you! = For so did = their fathers = to = the false prophets.

(1Cointhians 2:14) But = the “Natural” man = does not = receive = the things = of the Spirit of God: = for = they are = “Foolishness” = unto him: = “Neither” = can he = Know [and understand] them, = because = they are = spiritually discerned.

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

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