“The NT Born Again & ‘Church Denominations?’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. But let NOT God speak with us, lest we die.
(Exodus 20:20) And Moses said to the people, Do not fear, for God has come to TEST you, and so that His fear may be before your faces, so that you may NOT Sin.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept; precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go; and fall backward [backslide]; and be broken; and snared; and taken.
*** (2John 1:9-10-11) Everyone transgressing and Not abiding in the doctrine of Christ; does Not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has Both the Father and the Son.
(2Jn 1:10) If ANYONE comes to you and does Not bring this doctrine; Do NOT receive him into your house; Nor speak a greeting to him.
(2Jn 1:11) For he who Speaks a greeting to him; Is Partaker of his EVIL deeds.
Yesterday, some asked me about “Church Denominations”…? Where do they ‘Come From?’ Why do they ALL: seem to believe… “Something Different”…? They ALL say they ‘Believe’ the Bible; yet they differ in what is “Taught from the Pulpits!” An Unbeliever asked a Christian [?], “What do You Believe?” He said, “I believe what my Church believes!” Well, “What does your Church Believe?” “My Church believes what our Pastor Believes”…! OK, then WHAT does your “Pastor Believe?” We ALL believe the… “Same Thing”…! The Unbeliever simply walked “Away!” This is simply a “Word Picture” of the differing beliefs of… “Over 200+ different: Pseudo Christian Denominations!” Open the Yellow Pages of your Phone Book? Simply LOOK… and see what is there, under the listing of… “Churches!”
What happens when “ONE” is ‘Raised as a Christian [?]’… “Without” being: “Born Again: by the Holy Spirit of God”…? ... “Romans 8:9 & Acts 15:8-9”…!
The Christian 'Parrot' - 101 ...Blog.
*** (1Thessaloninans 5:21) Prove ALL things: hold fast to the 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. [Or Not?]
*** (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 “Damnation”. [1Corinthains 16:22]
“Which ‘Church’ is Right? – 101” Blog.
Someone also shared with me… that they were NOT happy with their Church! Apparently, there was a ‘Problem’ with the Pastor? I suggested that they “Pray” about IT: and then contact someone on the “Elder Board?” The NT pattern is for a… “Plurality of Elders!” There should NOT be… “Only: A Boss Hog Pastor”. Often time ‘Smaller Churches’ have an assistant Pastor or have some an Elder or Deacon to assist the Pastor. IF there is truly a problem: there is a distinct Biblical pattern to follow. All things should be “Kept Private” initially, unless there is reason to take it further.
*** (1Timothy 5:17-to-21) Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in Word and doctrine.
(1Tim 5:18) For the Scripture says, "You shall not muzzle the ox treading out grain," and, "The laborer is worthy of his reward."
(1Tim 5:19) Do not receive an accusation against an elder except before two or three witnesses.
(1Tim 5:20) Those who sin, rebuke before all, so that the rest also may fear.
(1Tim 5:21) I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that you guard these things without Prejudice, doing nothing by Partiality.
*** (Galatians 6:1) Brothers, if a man is “Overtaken in a Fault”, you the spiritual ones Restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering yourself, Lest you also be Tempted.
*** (Matthew 18:15-to-20) "If your brother sins against you, go and confront him while the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.
(Matt 18:16) But if he doesn't listen, take one or two others with you so that 'every word may be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'
(Matt 18:17) If, however, he ignores them, tell it to the congregation. If he also ignores the congregation, regard him as a gentile and a tax collector.
(Matt 18:18) "Truly I tell you, whatever you prohibit on earth will have been prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will have been permitted in heaven.
(Matt 18:19) Furthermore, truly I tell you that if two of you agree on earth about anything you request, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.
(Matt 18:20) For where two or three have come together in my name, I am there among them."
Why do So Very MANY… take this Bible verse… OUT of CONTEXT…?
…“IF Two of You shall ‘Agree’ = 101” …Blog.
*** (Titus 2:11-to-15) For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. [Psalms 98:2]
(Tit 2:12) It trains us to Renounce ungodly living and worldly passions SO that we might live Sensible, Honest, and Godly lives in the present world
(Tit 2:13) as we Wait for the blessed hope and the glorious Appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. [Zachariah 12:10]
(Tit 2:14) He [Christ] gave Himself for us to set us free from every wrong and to cleanse us so that we could be His Special People who are enthusiastic about good works.
(Tit 2:15) These are the things you should Say. Encourage and Refute: with Full Authority. Do Not let anyone look down on you.
In the past, when speaking with a Pastor… he told me Outright… “Perhaps this is NOT the Church for You!” He refused to “Listen & Obey” those mandates found in Scripture! It is a “Hard Thing” when a… “Supposed” man of God: thinks he is above the “Mandates of Scripture!” Of course there are Many Churches today, who cannot pay their “Bills!” They were NOT Only: “NOT” good stewards of the Lord’s Monies… but ALSO: of the Truth of our LORDS Holy Word! The watered down the… “Gospel!” And “Entertainment”… has taken over the Church Services. If there is Time: it is very short Time: which is used for the “Preaching & Teaching” of the Word! One preacher I know of was asked, “How long have You been in the Pulpit?” He responded, “25+ years!” When asked, about that Time: “How many men sat under your ministry?” He responded, “Very Many, possible a thousand or more!” He was next asked… “In all that TIME: “25+ years”… how many MEN have YOU: ‘Discipled & Trained’ in the Scriptures to be able TO: Fill the Pulpit?” He hung his head and would NOT Answer! Within a month, he left the ministry and went into… “Sales!”
*** (Luke 13:6-to-9) Then Jesus told them this parable: "A man had a fig tree that had been planted in his vineyard. He went to look for fruit on it but didn't find any.
(Luke 13:7) So he said to the gardener, 'Look here! For three  years I have been coming to look for Fruit on this tree but haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it waste the soil?'
(Luke 13:8) But the gardener replied, 'Sir, leave it alone for one  more year, until I dig around it and fertilize it.
(Luke 13:9) Maybe next year it'll bear fruit. If NOT, then cut it down.'"
*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on beating my body and making it my slave so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.
*** (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.
One of my Favorite OT chapters! When GOD tells You to do something: “OBEY HIM”... no matter WHAT… another ‘SUPPOSED’ Believer: Tells YOU..!
The ‘Man’ of GOD – 101”…Blog. [1Kings 13:All]
*** (Acts 5:29) And Peter and the apostles answered and said; We ought to “OBEY God”, rather than men.
Do You realize that MOST of the mainline denominations… have since Departed: from the “Beliefs of their Founders”…? We could go through all of them and find “Error” in their “Denominational Church Teachings”…! Simply “Ask the average Christian?” They cannot take their Bibles… “And Defend their Beliefs”… with Bible: ‘Chapters & Verses!’ They may ONLY: “Parrot” what their Denomination Teaches! Do You, without Questioning: “Accept everything spoken from the Pulpit of your Church…? When we ALL… stand before the “Judgment Seat of Christ Jesus”… will WE be tried with your “Church Denomination Teaching”… OR… with the “Holy Word of God”…? Please answer…?
*** (John 12:48) He who ‘Rejects’ Me [Jesus]; and does ‘Not’ receive My Words; has One who judges him; the WORD -> that I have spoken; the same shall ‘Judge’ him in the “Last Day”.
“The HOLY Word of GOD –vs – ‘Calvinism’ – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 9:23) And He [Jesus] said to ALL, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him DENY himself and take up his CROSS Daily and Follow Me.
(Luke 9:24) For whoever will save his life shall lose it, but whoever will lose his life for My sake, he shall save it.
(Luke 9:25) For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world and loses himself, or is cast away?
(Luke 9:26) For whoever shall be Ashamed of Me and of My Words, the Son of Man shall be ashamed of him when He shall come in His own and in His Father's glory, and that of the holy angels. [John 12:48]
*** (Galatians 3:1-2-3) O foolish Galatians, who bewitched you not to obey the Truth; to Whom before your eyes Jesus Christ was written among you crucified?
(Gal 3:2) This only I would learn from you: Did you receive -> the [Holy] Spirit [Romans 8:9]; by works of the law; -> or by hearing of faith [Acts 15:8-9]?
(Gal 3:3) Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit; -> do you now ‘perfect’ yourself in the flesh? [by keeping the Sabbath, Passover, Feast days, Etc.?]
“Sola Scriptura – ONLY the Scripture – 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?
Love [Agape]; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!