Sunday, July 18, 2010
“Out of Context – 101” [2 of ?] …Blog.
Once again the Bible… the Holy Word of God is a… “Life Application”… book and not a book of answers… but of the “Principles of Spiritual and temporal life”. A particular ‘verse’ may have one or more interpretations, “in its context”… but have ‘many’ applications. Truth is often interpreted by one’s level of Spiritual Growth and Understanding. There are several principles of understanding Biblical Truth, some are strictly language based and some are by… “Spiritual Understanding” given by the Holy Spirit.
*** (Hebrews 5:11-to-14) We have much to say about this, but it is difficult to explain because you have become too lazy to understand.
(Heb 5:12) In fact, though by now you should be teachers, you still need someone to teach you the basic truths of God's word. You have become people who need milk instead of solid food.
(Heb 5:13) For everyone who lives on milk is still a baby and is inexperienced in the Word of Righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for mature people, even those who because of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Just as a baby… lives and grows on milk, so too when one is Born Again, by the Holy Spirit of God, they are ‘supposed’ to grow “Spiritually”. Many simply refuse to… ‘Grow Up!’ One only has to read the books of “1 & 2 Corinthians” in the NT or even “Exodus & Deuteronomy” in the OT… to see an example of “Spiritual Immaturity”. Then there are the Technical Aspects of the Holy Word of God. In the above blog link, there is a discussion about this topic. In short the “OT Hebrew & the NT Greek” were translated into English, some are good while others miss the mark.
*** (1Corinthians 2:10-to-14) But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
(1Cor 2:11) For who among men knows the things of a man except the spirit of man within him? So also no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
(1Cor 2:12) But we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit from God, so that we might know the things that are freely given to us by God.
(1Cor 2:13) These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
(1Cor 2:14) But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
*** (1Samuel 3:21) And Jehovah appeared again in Shiloh. For Jehovah revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the Word of Jehovah.
*** (Deuteronomy 29:29) The secret things belong to Jehovah our God, but the revealed things belong to us and to our sons forever, so that we may do all the words of this Law.
God's Spiritual Truth… revealed to the Born Again believer… comes from God, through His Holy Spirit. That is one of the reasons ‘why’ we are given the Holy Spirit, to “Teach us the ‘Truth’ of God!” This “Spiritual Truth” is then compared with other “Spiritual Truths”… as building blocks of our “Faith & Spiritual Understanding”. We are ‘all’ growing at different Spiritual rates and are going through different levels of ‘Spiritual Maturity’. But that forward growth; does not mean that we will ‘not’ sometimes… “Slide Backwards” in our Spiritual maturity and understanding. “One often has to ‘Unlearn’… so that they might Grow Spiritually”
*** (Psalms 36:9) For with You [Lord] is the fountain of life; in Your light we shall see light.
*** (Proverbs 9:9-10) Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
(Pro 9:10) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
*** (Revelation 2:4-5) Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
(Rev 2:5) Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Take some time… and do a ‘study’ of the Believers in the “Seven Churches” of Revelation, chapters two & three. Churches are made up of ‘Believers’ at different levels of “Spiritual Maturity & Growth”. The Word simply points out what God says about “Right & Wrong!” It is no different; for the believers of today. One could say that the… “Looking Glass” of Scripture… gives us “Wisdom & Understanding” on Spiritual Conditions. This is dependent on “How” the believer… is a “Stewart” [manager]… of the Grace of God.
*** (1Corinthians 15:10) But by the grace of God = I am what I am, = and His grace which was toward me = has not been without fruit, = but I labored more abundantly than all of them; = yet not I, = but the grace of God with me.
*** (2Corinthians 3:5) not that we are sufficient of ourselves = to think anything as of ourselves, = but our sufficiency is of God;
*** (1Corinthians 11:30-31-32) That's why so many of you = are weak and sick = and a considerable number are = dying.
(1Cor 11:31) But if we judged ourselves = correctly, = we would not be judged.
(1Cor 11:32) Now, while we are being judged = by the Lord, = we are being disciplined = lest we be condemned = along with the world.
Have you ever watched… the game show Jeopardy on TV? It a competition game show of ‘Who’ has the right answer, “First!” There have only been a few… “Undefeated Champions”. They appeared to ‘know’ all the right answers. But here is the press… “Knowing & Doing”… are two different things, with Spiritual Truth. The ‘Bad Examples’ are Balaam in the OT and Demas in the NT. Each sold out their souls… for earthly gain. “Judas” is an ever present example to us… of one… who ‘claimed’ to be a disciple. There are Many here in America… ‘Claiming’ to be Christians… and… ‘Claiming’ to share the Gospel. But with Many… it is ‘not’… True!
*** (1Thessalonians 5:21) Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
*** (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.
*** (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.
*** (Luke 16:31) And he said to him, If they = do NOT = hear Moses and the Prophets, = they will NOT = be persuaded, = even though one rose from the dead.
About now… one can see that there are “Many False Christians”. I ‘cannot’ see their heart, or even know “IF” they are truly born again. All I can do… is to see if they… “Believe & Live”… the Holy Word of God, “The Bible?” “IF” they do not believe God’s Word… and hold to Other Teachings… “THEN”… I cannot in good conscience call them ‘Christians’ = no matter what they call themselves. I am thinking about in particular the ‘wives’… of two of the “Past Presidents”, who said they were Christian. One of the wives said she supported “Abortion”… and the other did not want to deal with the Truth about the “Homosexual” agenda. [Romans Chapter – One: all]. Before you say ‘I am judging’… simply read the blog listed below.
*** (Isaiah 5:20) Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
*** (Exodus 20:13) You shall not murder innocent life.
*** (Leviticus 18:22-to-25) You shall not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is abomination to God.
(Lev 18:23) And you shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself with it. And a woman shall not stand before an animal to lie down to it. It is a perversion.
(Lev 18:24) Do not defile yourselves in any of these things. For in all these the nations are defiled, which I cast out before you.
(Lev 18:25) And the land is defiled. Therefore I visit its wickedness on it, and the land itself vomits out those who live in it.
*** (Proverbs 14:34) Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a shame to any people.
Now can you… say there is another interpretation for these verses? Will you say that I took them… ‘Out of Context’… to make my point to Test the beliefs of one calling themselves… “Christian?” “Plain and Simple”… God, the God of the Bible… ‘Calls Sin’… Exactly what it is… “SIN!” What if someone says it is really ‘Not’… but a personal preference? Well it’s a woman’s choice and it is her body or… so long as they are not hurting anyone, its ok? No it is NOT… because God said it is… 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?
*** (Malachi 3:6) For I am Jehovah, 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.
Who is it… that will call the correct interpretation of a Bible Verse? Who is it that will say that the verse is in context or out of context? There will be no excuses or no reasons why one… did not believe the Holy Word of God. May today ‘Excuse Away’… “ANY Bible Verse”… that convicts them of “Sin/Sins”. Do you suppose these… “Many”… that Christ Jesus spoke about will try and do that very thing?
*** (Matthew 7:21-22-23) Not everyone who says to Me [Jesus], Lord! Lord! Will 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 [Jesus] 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 [Jesus] = ‘never’ knew you! = Depart from Me, = those working = lawlessness!
*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship = toward Your holy temple, = and = praise Your Name = for Your loving-kindness = and = for “Your Truth's” sake; = for You [God] = have magnified = = = “Your Word” = = = ‘Above All’ = Your Name. = [Psalms 119:18 & 1Samuel 3:21 & Deuteronomy 29:29]
"NO”… Real Christian... ‘Fears’, = The Truth = of the Word of God... “Unless”… ‘they are’… Out of … “Obedience & Fellowship” …with ‘GOD’… and with “His Word”...!"
(Micah 2:7) House of Jacob, it is said, The Spirit of Jehovah is limited, if these are His doings. = Do not = My Words = do good to him = who walks uprightly?
Thank you for Your EAR! [Job 12:11] Roger //Email// firstname.lastname@example.org
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