Tuesday, April 17, 2012

“What is a ‘Christian?’ – 101” …Blog. [1/?]

“What is a ‘Christian?’ – 101” …Blog. [1/?]

*** (Acts 11:26) When he found him, he brought him to Antioch, and for a whole year they were guests of the church and taught a large crowd. It was in Antioch: that the “Disciples” were first called –> ‘Christians’.

*** (2Corinthians 11:13-14-15) For such ones are False Apostles; deceitful workers; transforming themselves -> into the Apostles of Christ.
(2Cor 11:14)  Did not even Satan marvelously transform himself: into an angel of light?
(2Cor 11:15)  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers -> also transform themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

*** (2Peter 2:1-2) But there were also false prophets among the people; even as there will be false teachers among you; who secretly will bring in destructive heresies; even denying the Master who bought them, bringing on themselves swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And -> Many <- will follow their pernicious ways; and because of them the way of Truth: will be evil spoken of.

*** (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 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 never knew you! = Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!

Did ‘You’ –> read those Bible verses…? “False Leaders & Teachers & Pastors” have a plethora of… ‘People’… in their Churches. Here in America, over 85+% “Claim to be Christians”. And yet, they are… “Silent about Abortion”… while the killing goes “ON & On & on”…! The Murder of Over -> “55,000,000 Million ‘INNOCENT’ BABIES”… killed by their American Mothers! Still over $4-trillion dollars on Illegal Drugs & Marijuana are purchased each year! Will You then tell me… they are… “Christians”…? Just because our money says… “In God we Trust”… does Not make it so! How do ‘You’ define… “Christian”…? Just believe in Jesus… and ‘You’ will be ONE…? Absolutely Not…! Did Christ Jesus tell His disciples to “Preach Believe”… Or to “Preach Repent”…? When ‘You’ share Christ Jesus with someone… do ‘You’ ever share about… “Repentance”… or “NOT”…? Did ‘You’… “Repent”… or Just: “Believe in Jesus”…?

“Are ‘You’ like Judas? – 101”…Blog.

*** (Genesis 4:10) And He [God] said; What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to Me [God]; from the ground. [Isaiah 26:21]

*** (Luke 24:44-to-48) Then He [Jesus] said to them, "These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you –> that everything written about Me: in the law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms –> had to be fulfilled."
(Luke 24:45) Then He [Jesus] opened their minds so that they might come to understand the Scriptures.
(Luke 24:46) He said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ was to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day,
(Luke 24:47) and that “REPENTANCE” and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:48) You are witnesses of these things.

*** (Act 17:30) Though God has overlooked those times of ignorance; He now strictly commands –> everyone –> everywhere: -> to REPENT,
(Act 17:31) for He has set a day; when He is going to judge the world with justice; through a man [Jesus]; He [God] has appointed; and He has given proof of this to everyone; by raising Him [Jesus] from the dead." [John 12:48]

*** (Romans 2:4) Or do you despise the riches of His kindness; and the forbearance and long-suffering; not knowing that the kindness of God leads you –> to REPENTANCE?

*** (2Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slow concerning His promise; as some count slowness; but is long-suffering toward us; not purposing that any should perish –> but that “ALL” should come to REPENTANCE.

*** (Luke 3:8) Therefore, bring forth fruits worthy of REPENTANCE; and do not begin to say within yourselves; We have Abraham for our father. For I [Jesus] say to you; that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Repentance – 101 Blog  [1/6]                                                        

If ‘You’ claim to be a Christian… and have ‘Never’ –> “REPTNTED”… are ‘You’ then: a Real Christian…? Please answer… “Yes” or “No”…? One may define “Christian”… by their Church or Denomination or “Yes”, even by their ‘Family’…! We must all stand before the “Judgment Seat of Christ Jesus”…! Will He take… your ‘definition’… or “His”…? Perhaps look at it this way? In a Strict Muslim Country, Saudi Arabia… is everyone there Muslim…? Or do they just conform to the teachings of Islam… as ‘Not’ to upset the “Status Quo”…? Yes, even under the penalty of death… many conform… but ‘Not’ really in their Hearts. So too, here in America; Many claim to be Christian… because it costs “Nothing” –> but ‘Lip Service’…! How about the Catholic Christians… who believe the teaching of the CC… rather than Scripture…? Are they really… “Biblical Christians”…? If ‘You’ believe the Bible as “God’s Only Authority”… then ‘You’ will be quick to say they are… “Not ‘Really’ Christians”…! But what about those… who do ‘Not’: believe the Bible as ‘You’ do…? Would ‘You’ consider them… ‘Christians’…? Now ‘You’ begin to see what Christ Jesus said in… “Matthew 7:21-22-23”…! Did ‘You’ read it [above] or just skim; over it…? Did Christ Jesus say… “Some” –> “Few” –> Or… “MANY”…? He said “Many”… didn’t He…? Many of the people who think they are Christians are: “Really NOT”…! Please don’t argue with me… ‘Argue’ with “HIM”… Because… ‘He Jesus said’… “Many!”

*** (2Corinthians 5:10) For “ALL” of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ; so that each of us may receive; what he deserves for what he has done in his body; whether good or worthless. [Ecclesiastes 12:13-14]

*** (Philippians 2:9-10-11) Therefore God has highly exalted Him [Jesus]; and has given Him a name; which is above every name,
(Php 2:10) that at the name of Jesus: every knee should bow, of heavenly ones; and of earthly ones; and of ones under the earth;
(Php 2:11) and that every tongue should confess -> that Jesus Christ is Lord: to the glory of God the Father.

*** (1Peter 4:17-18) For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God. And if it begins with us; what will be the outcome for those who ‘refuse’ to obey the gospel of God?
(1Pet 4:18) "If it is hard for the righteous person to be saved; what will happen to the ungodly and sinful person?"

*** (John 7:38) The one who believes in Me [Jesus]; as the Scripture has said; will have rivers of living water flowing from his heart."
(John 7:39) Now He [Jesus] 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. [Acts 2: & Romans 8:9]

“Christian or: Born Again ‘Disciple’ – 101” …Blog
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you [Romans 8:9]; unless you are reprobates?

Do ‘You’… “Read & Study” your Bible… Daily…? Surely, ‘You’ eat three meals plus ‘Snacks?’ What are ‘You’ feeding your Spiritual Body…? Many listen to Pseudo Christian music and ‘Wrongly Believe’… they are being ‘Spiritually’ fed! Some even attend… Christian Rock Concerts… which are surely ‘NOT’ Christian! If ‘You’… ‘Knew your Bible’… “Drums were Never used in the… “True Worship of God”… in the Bible! “Drums” were used to drown out the cries of the children… sacrificed to the Heathen gods. Have You stopped and examined your own life… and if your Christian Practices… are in accordance with the Holy Word of God…? Or… “Not?”

*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them through Your Truth. Your Word –> is Truth.

*** (2Corinthains 4:16) For this cause we do not faint; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is being renewed: –> day by day. [John 15:1-2-3]

*** (2Timothy 2:15-16) Do your best to present yourself to God; as an approved worker; who has nothing to be ashamed of; handling the word of Truth –> with precision.
(2Tim 2:16) However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

*** (Luke 6:46) "Why do you keep calling Me [Jesus] 'Lord, Lord,' –> but don't do what I tell you?

*** (James 1:22) Keep on being doers of the Word; and ‘Not’ merely hearers: who ‘Deceive’ themselves.

The Wheat & Tares = and the “Naïve” – 101”…Blog.
*** (Matthew 13:19) When anyone hears the word about the kingdom yet doesn't understand it; the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.

*** (2Peter 3:15-16) And think of the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation as our beloved brother Paul: also has written to you; according to the wisdom given to him
(2Pet 3:16) as also in all his letters, = speaking in them of these things; = in which are some things hard to be understood, = which the ‘unlearned’ and ‘unstable’ = “Pervert”, = as also they do the rest of the = SCRIPTURES, = to their own Destruction. [Damnation]

*** (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 message of righteousness.
(Heb 5:14) But solid food is for mature people; whose minds are ‘trained’ by practice; to ‘distinguish’: good from evil.

Isn’t it about Time – 101 ?

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Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!
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