Friday, February 5, 2010

“Its Not Butter – 101”…Blog.

“Its Not Butter – 101”…Blog.

How about it… have you ever been out of something while cooking and had to substitute something else for it? I love cooking and often time experiment till the recipe is how I like it. Many times I will add in ‘Hotness’ with green chilies rather than the red ones. When making gravies, the corn starch will be substituted with flower. But in that case, I take the flower and Ice and water and shake it up, in a separate container, to have homogenous mixture so that my gravy is without… ‘Lumps!’

My very first recollection… of a ‘substitute’, was in the first grade. Our teacher was out for something and we had a ‘substitute’ for that week. This seems to be a regular occurrence in most of the schools. Often times we find that the ‘substitutes’ in life, do not measure up to what we are used to. “Change” does not come easily to many and yet it is an… “Inevitable fact of Life!” Often times we will do with what we ‘have’ instead of… ‘What we think, we have to have’.

For the past… many years, I have been using ‘Mobile One’, 100% Synthetic oil in my vehicles. You see that is a ‘Substitute’ for the petroleum oils normally used. Yet the cost is higher, but the benefits are more. The Porsche, BMW, and Corvette vehicles, come stock with it and their warranty is voided if ‘any other’ oil were used. The racers at Indy use synthetic oils so it must be able to take the punishing engineering problems of a 200-MPH plus run.

How about a Butter… “Substitute?” In the name of being health conscious, many have changed their diets. The manufactures have taken advantage of this atmosphere of ‘non-thinking’ and ‘Substituted’ some products which may be ‘less healthful’ than… plain butter. The fallacy of counting fat grams… ‘Never’… comes into thought, when eating dessert or ice cream. Actually desert is a ‘Substitute’ for healthier foods. How about a sweet apple or other fruit for dessert instead of those, “Fat and Sugar Calories?”  

Our legal system… is based on our constitution. The laws of the land, America, have their basis in that document. Local states and municipalities have based their laws on that constitution and the bill of rights. Our court systems operate under the jurisdiction of that federal constitution and their individual state constitutions. Our federal and state legislators all have their basis in the form of law and ‘jurist prudence’. Even the laws governing speeding have their basis in the Law. Do you ‘Substitute’ your speeding, for the posted limit…?

The 10-commandments… given by God through Moses to Israel and mankind can be found in the Bible, Exodus chapter 20 and Deuteronomy 5. It is simply called, The Law of God or the Word of God. Many of the Churches have taken ‘some’ their teachings from the Bible… but Not All… do so. The often “Substitute”… their teachings of their particular Denomination… for that of the Bible. Often times, as not to offend those that give ‘donations’, they will… “Not hold to the Biblical Standard”. That is why there are so many different Denominations, each claiming that… they have the Truth.

*** (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.

*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of Jehovah [God] = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and = fall backward, = and = be broken = and = snared = and = taken.

Many times one can find… discussions about the Bible and Salvation on any BB. Often times one will protect the teachings of their Denomination, as they ‘Substitute’ that teaching for that of “The Holy Spirit through the Word of God”. When answering the question or statement, I simply ‘cut & paste’, Bible verses in answering the inquiry. IF one does not hold to the “Complete Authority of the Bible”… they will disagree. When we all stand before GOD… and are judged for this life, will He use “His Word”… or will He take your… “Substitution for His Word?” … “NOT!”

*** (Numbers 23:19) God = is ‘not’ a man = that He should lie, = neither = the son of man = that He should repent. = Has He said, = and = shall He not do it? = Or has He spoken, = and = shall He not = make it good?

Is salvation in Christ… permanent or can one… ‘Lose their Salvation?’ That is plain enough for anyone to read about in the Scriptures… unless you ‘Substitute’… your opinion for that of God, the God of the Bible. Often times we have been taught to think as our Church thinks. How many, go home and question what we have heard from the Pulpit? Perhaps we can take a lesson from the early Church that did this…?

*** (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].

*** (1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove = ‘all things’, = hold fast = to the good.  

How about Water Baptism… is it necessary for Salvation? Simply asked… Will you ‘Substitute’ what your Church teaches, for what the “Word of God… Teachers?” There are many such discussions on FB The Bible site. There are two sides, “Yes –‘or’– No”. Those that believe the Bible, use the Bible verses “In Context”. Often times others will use only a few verses, instead of posting, all the verses that have do with that Subject. ‘The Context’ of a particular Bible verse, can often be found in the Text of the same Chapter, or Book of the Bible.

*** (1Timothy 2:12) But I = do not allow = a woman to teach, = nor = to usurp authority [leadership] = over the man, = but to be in silence.

*** (1Corinthians 14:34-35) Let your women = ‘be silent’ = in the churches; = for it is ‘not permitted’ = to them to speak, = but to be in subjection, = as the Law also says.
(1Cor 14:35) And = if they desire = to learn anything, = let them ask their husbands = at home; = for it is a shame = for a woman to speak = in a church.

Just this week… I posted these verses on a Bible discussion board in response to a question. Sorry your ‘god [small-g]… is Politically Correct… but the God of the Bible is… “Not So!” Many churches have female pastors and even some Homosexual Churches do too. How can a practicing homosexual, even be a pastor or Bible Teacher, when the Word of God condemns such a lifestyle…? Simple…! All one has to do is to… “Substitute”… your opinion for the “Unchanging Word of God!”

*** (Malachi 3:6) For = I am = Jehovah [God], = I = change = ‘not’. = Because of this = you sons of Jacob = are not destroyed.

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

*** (Matthew 24:35) The heaven = and the earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words = shall ‘not’ = pass away.

Divorce is nothing but… “Substitution!” Most of the time, the spouse that files for the divorce, remarries soon after the legal action is complete. Their “Wedding Vows”, before witnesses and before “God”… means absolutely ‘nothing’. Seldom ever do you hear anymore… “IF anyone can show just cause why this couple should not be married… let them come forth… or forever hold their peace?” Preachers do no uphold the Biblical Standard that God has set for marriages, “Till death do you part!” Say it isn’t so…? What have you… “Substituted”… for the Word of God?

*** (Mark 10:11-12) So He [Jesus] = said to them, = "Whoever divorces = his wife = and = marries another woman = commits adultery against her.
(Mark 10:12) And = if = a woman divorces her husband = and = marries another man, = she commits adultery."

*** (James 4:4) You adulterers! = Don't you know = that friendship with = the world = means hostility [war] = with God? = So whoever = wants to be = a friend of this world = is = an ‘enemy’ = of God.

“SUBSTITUTION”… is the inevitable outcome of… “Not Obeying the Word of God”. Our personal preferences and positions are either for God, or against God. There is ‘no’ middle ground. It is like being ‘dead or alive’. You ‘are’ pregnant or you ‘are not’ pregnant. You ‘have’ cancer or you ‘don’t’ have cancer. Simply chose who, you will believe, in ‘each & every’ aspect of “Life and of Death”.

*** (1Peter 4:17-18-19) 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?
(1Pet 4:18) And ‘if’ = the righteous one = is ‘scarcely’ saved, = where shall the ungodly = and = the sinner appear?
(1Pet 4:19) Therefore = let those = who suffer = according to = the will of God = commit their souls = in well-doing, = as to = a faithful Creator.

*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) Not everyone = who says to Me [Jesus], = Lord! = Lord! = shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, = but he who does = the will [Word] of My Father in Heaven.
(Matt 7:22) “MANY” = will say to Me = in that day, = Lord! = Lord! = Did we not = prophesy in Your name, = and = through Your name = throw out demons, = and through Your name = do ‘many’ wonderful works?
(Matt 7:23) And then = I [Jesus] = will say to them = I = never knew you! = Depart from Me, = those working lawlessness!

(Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word].

Thank you for Your EAR! [Job 12:11] Roger //Email//

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