As I stated previously I have begun studying more deeply into the history of the Bible itself. Something I would encourage all to pursue.
Many things I was already aware of, but in the last few days as I was looking into the history of the gospel of Luke I found something new.
The Doctor Luke, a friend and companion of Paul, and a gentile, wrote both the gospel and the book of Acts as two books that are separate, but are in essence meant to be read together. Some Bible even go so far as to right the title of the books as “Luke-Acts.”
They act in concert one to the other and were meant to be an aid to someone that was seeking more insight into Jesus and ministry of the apostles that followed.
Message after message from the dais in churches is “Jesus loves you” or “Jesus loves you as you are.”
It is true that yes both Jesus and His Father love you, but here is the problem with these messages, especially the latter one.
Because of this love if you come to Jesus as you are, He will accept you, but if you truly ask Jesus Christ into your life you will learn that “as you are” in all cases is not enough to maintain your salvation.
Many at this point will scoff and bluster but it is true.
1 John 3:6-10New Living Translation (NLT)
6 Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is. 7 Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. 8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. 9 Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God. 10 So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.
Hebrews 10:26-27New Living Translation (NLT)
26 Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins. 27 There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment and the raging fire that will consume his enemies.
1 Corinthians 10:13New Living Translation (NLT)
13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
1 John 2:3-6New Living Translation (NLT)
3 And we can be sure that we know him if we obey his commandments. 4 If someone claims, “I know God,” but doesn’t obey God’s commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth. 5 But those who obey God’s word truly show how completely they love him. That is how we know we are living in him. 6 Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.
Galatians 5:19-21New Living Translation (NLT)
19 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21 envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
What you have read above did not come from me. These are the Bible. This is what those on the dais should be telling you. They should say, yes God loves you, but once Jesus is TRULY in you sin will bring great inner conflict at times, remorse and sorrow at the least, if you continue to live in any sin. Will we be able to shed all sin? No, for we are imperfect beings. But major sins will be a burden upon us to cast away.
Any that say “Jesus will love you exactly as you are forever” is a liar and they have shown who they truly follow and it is not Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Any parent that does not spank their child when they have done wrong hates them and wishes them to be dead. Dead as in not alive with the love of Jesus Christ and have the ability through His salvation to live an eternal life.
Now spankings come in many forms. Not just a hit on the rear end. It is also to be verbally scolded when you do wrong and sins are wrong, ALL sin. If you are not admonished then they truly do not desire you to have eternal joy and happiness. This is what this means that they hate you.
This also goes to teaching people the Bible. If you do not do as the Bible says to teach them all that is within the Bible. To tell them that if they live in sin they will never be welcomed into heaven, then those that do not teach the Bible or teach the Bible correctly have only one goal in mind. To have you join them in the pit of fire in eternal agony and pain as worms eat upon your undying flesh as it is lashed with fire.
Why is knowing history so important?
Even more than ever before it is obvious that if you fail to learn history you are destined to repeat it. I hear almost daily of Socialist attacking, shouting down or berating those that have a view that is not theirs. They scream of equality and tolerance yet have none of their own. I am reminded of other socialist in another era. That of the National Socialist German Workers Party of 1930s Germany.
They too beat those that did not agree with them. They too spoke of tolerance yet had none. They too had a pet agenda of a superior race and group. That they knew better than anyone else.
I also remember a certain president singing praises of their leader. A president who had the same views and ideas and even practices, which resulted in magnifying a depression to a Great Depression. He also locked up an entire race of people just as the German socialist did. The only difference being he did not slaughter them.
Within history is documents that speak of a Jew who rose from the dead, and those in power made up excuses for the missing body from the tomb. On these documents is a hearing of this person’s half-brother who saw Him after His resurrection and became an ardent follower unto a horrible death. These are the things we learn from history.
Yet today those that do not know history repeat the actions of the socialist in Germany. Why? Because they do not know history. They do not research for the truth and instead take the words of others as right when in reality what they are being told are lies.
Why are they being lied to? Because they have shown themselves to be selfish and self-serving. This is the very same behavior that was of the youth in the 1930. It was their fathers that had messed up and took from them what, as they were told, was rightfully theirs.
Germany was going through its own depression. Caused by their defeat in World War I. A defeat that was only brought about by poverty and starvation due to a poor support system for the very war they fought. Their burdensome conditions that were imposed upon them by the victors of the first war did not help matters and cause bitterness and hatred.
But this hatred needed a focal point, something or someone to take out their anger, but at the same time make it unattainable to truly fix the problems. Thus the hatred of the Jewish people was begun. They hatred for not having their nation grow as they say it should. So they focused all this hatred upon the Jews and those that supported the Jews. That being all other nations. For the Third Reich was formed out of pure humans and all other humans were inferior, but especially the Jews.
In today’s mentality of the left, they are the superior beings and the conservatives are the inferior, especially the Christians and the Jews. For they do not allow those that are superior to live their lives as they see fit and how they wish to live and be treated for they are the new master race. Through their intellect and knowledge for no others can be as smart as they are for they do not see that these select must rule and control all others, which are stupid and inferior.
However by this very mentality, this very thought process they show that in reality they are the inferior, and ignorant. For they did not see that this has been all done before. Not just in Germany, but in Ancient Rome. In Ancient Babylon, in Ancient Egypt. All with the same result. Those that saw themselves as superior and special were killed and slaughter for the most part. While those that survived become the slaves and servants to those that they once call inferior.
This is why it is important to truly seek after knowledge, which is not taught from the auditoriums of speakers called professors, but from books. Not books published in the last twenty years, but books printed before this time. A prime example: The Bible. For it is the ultimate history book.
The earliest surviving premature baby was born at 21 weeks and 5 days. The book of Jeremiah says this:
1:5 – Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
God knows our souls before they even enter into our bodies. Upon the point of conception is when our souls enter into our bodies. So per the Bible we are a living being within the womb. This is not the first time the scientific facts have been shown within the Bible thousands of years before men of science even began to theorize about what now scientific fact is.
It is those that pursue the lust and the desires of the “self,” that teach that this soul filled being within them is not a living and separate being from themselves. All due to the fact that it is growing within them.
If the child was them, it would come out as a clone of them. This is not the case. The child is another person, which they have been given the blessing to carry within them, and to care for. So the soul within it, that God makes clear that He know the being within their womb is a different life altogether. A being with their own rights which starts upon conception, not upon birth.
God tasked the people of Israel to clear out those that lived in the lands that would come to be the lands of their nations. He stated that they were to be totally removed from existence. One reason was due to the fact that they performed human sacrifices. The murder of children.
Now in the guise of women rights, human sacrifice has come to be once again. Those that embrace it do not hide their lust for it. They insist that it must remain, for it is their right and the child within the womb is not even a human being. This is the furthest thing from the truth.
When abortions were first legalized you could only perform this slaughter in the first trimester of the pregnancy. It has since reached the point that these priest and priestess of murder have not only insisted it come to even to the point of birth but beyond. They no longer try to hide the fact that it is truly human sacrificing they desire and lust after.
WARNING!!! :: GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION AHEAD::
The very fact that there is a procedure made for the removal of a child from within the womb in such a way that it is not considered alive until it leaves the womb is horrific in the least.
The fact that they force the woman into the labor and make the child leave the womb feet first is the first of the horrors. For now the child cannot breathe even though it can is the first of these horror for this is noted having seen the 21 weeks I mentioned above where a child did live.
They stop the birth at the point where they can see the neck of the baby leaving the gasping head insight. This is to make it all “legal” and say the child was never born. They then sever the spinal cord and then force a tube into its head and suck out the brains of the child. Thus murdering the child at this point. It is these children that they desire the most. For they are the most developed and ready to live a full and healthy life. But this is not what they desire.
They then take the remains of the child and dissect it and cut it up. Selling its parts like that of a cow or a pig. All in the name of science, when in reality it is for greed and lust of power to control women and the masses at large.
In other words. A human sacrifice. For they do not know nor do they ever desire to know God. For their love is the world. The here. The now. And the fact that they have the power to control and take what is most precious for the world. A living being. A human being. A child of God.
Could you honestly say you would make it into heaven on the second blowing of the horn?
I can’t even say yes to that question and I am closer to God then I have ever been in my entire life.
If I can’t honestly answer that can you?
I look about the United States of America. A nation that 80% of the population says they are “Christian” yet most of these do not go to church. Have not read the Bible. Constantly break the Commandants yet I bet they just said yes to my question above. Well got some bad news for you. Sorry wrong answer.
When I was first Born-again I had a dream. You see I know without a doubt that I am a dreamer of dreams (Acts 2:17), yet I still doubt making the rapture and this dream is the reason why.
I dreamt I was being herded through a store, the racks were empty and were torn apart, but I could tell it was a store at one time. Before and behind me were others like myself. We were dressed in a grey jumpsuit and we were chained together.
Standing upon one of the display racks was a bald man covered in tattoos. He used a whip to keep us ever moving forward.
Suddenly cheering and howling erupted behind me. I turned to the end of the aisle behind me and there stood a twelve year old boy. He too was covered in tattoos as well and he held up in one hand the severed head of a blonde woman by her long hair.
This dream has haunted me for decades. Due to this I doubt my place in the Rapture, but I still strife to serve God for I know it is the right thing to do and why it must be done. So those that are the grey (lukewarm) and the barren branch will awaken to the errors of their ways and turn white hot for God bearing fruit that is sweet to our Savior. (Revelation 3:14-22)
This is why I ask this question about if the Rapture were today would you be standing before God and Christ or would you be down here in bewilderment and shock for having been found wanting by God.
In a previous post I showed straight from the Bible how Trump fully fits the description of a false teacher (A true reflection of 2 Peter 2). Now I am fully aware that many will vote for him. I wish they would not for the reason I just stated. I have also shown that no one that calls themselves “Christian” should ever support anyone from the Democratic Party (Stop falling for the propaganda [Biblical grounds for not voting Democrat]).
Will people listen to me? That in itself is laughable. Not because people do not read these post, but people do not truly believe in most cases what I am saying. Why? Because not enough people know the Bible.
The Bible clearly states that we are to place God first in EVERYTHING that we do. That includes voting. So if we place our Creator first, by using the teachings of the Bible we are to pick the person that is the best reflection of Jesus Christ. Someone that is servant leader.
At this time due to the number of delegates already won by the candidates. There is only two Republican candidates at this time. Since we as Christians should not vote for Trump or the Democrats that leaves only one person we should vote for.
Following what was just stated. Tomorrow do not vote for Trump, Kasich or Rubio, and never vote for any person for any position of the Democratic Party.
First and foremost people need to remember, or if they never knew, come to know that the entire New Testament was written for those that had already asked Jesus Christ to be their Savior and Lord.
Even though saved and born again anew in the Holy Spirit, we are all still tempted to sin. For Satan takes great pleasure in turning those that have chosen Christ to falter and fall away as is born out in the second chapter of the second letter of Peter.
It must also be remembered that Peter is not the only one to speak of those of the Body falling into “death.” James did as well:
James 1:11 – For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
Understand fully that by allowing temptation of sins to have power over you, which places the desire and the lust of the sin, to outweigh your love for God that it will result in your separation from God forever which the true death is.
Millions today think themselves alive in God, but in reality they are dead to Him, for to them the sin is more important than their Creator. For we are in the times of the lukewarm, which is the sign of the soon return of our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ.
His return though will be presided by trials, tribulations, and great suffering. Numbered amongst those suffering will be those that thought themselves alive in Christ, but on that glorious, yet horrifying day they will see some about them called into heavens to meet Jesus in person, yet they will still be here. Shocked and bewildered, not fully understanding that is was their choice that left them here upon this planet. Why? Because they choose that which is here over the manifest glory of God and His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
It is man’s attempt to regulate faith that cause the creation of religion. Now it is true that when Moses went up to Mt. Sinai and was not only given the Ten Commandments, but he was also given a religion. A large document that became the book of Leviticus, but why is this?
It is because not all humans even those that were the descendants of Jacob would know “faith.” So as a result Moses was given a religion for humanity to follow. But within this religion, unlike any other religion before or after was interlaced those elements from which faith can come into existence and thrive separate from religion. For this is as it was meant to be. For true faith is the child within every human being from which grows the need to belief that God is real, and that His Son became, not a human sacrifice, but a divine sacrifice meant to allow those that have faith understand. That through this faith and following the teaching within the Bible which is called “works,” that humans can come to be with God eternally in His service which will be wondrous. For faith alone is not enough, but also works alone is not enough either. So that all understand: Religions equates in part to works, while just having faith is not enough to get you a white robe.
You see there are many that truly believe there is a God, but they live their lives as if there is no God. They live of the world except for two to three hours a week on a Sunday or Saturday and say they are one with God, when that is the furthest thing from the truth. Then there are those that just go through the motions of their religion and say all is well with them, yet this is not so either.
These are most of those of this time period for they are the “Lukewarm” and in Revelation 3:15-16 Jesus Himself makes it perfectly clear what their fate is. They are to be spit out of Christ. If they are spit out then what is their fate? They are not of the Body for they have been removed from the Body. In John 15 their fate is shown. For in this chapter of the Bible Jesus teaches directly to His disciples. He clearly states that He is the vine and the branches are those that are His. So they are saved. They have faith. Yet He goes on to say that those that do not bear fruit. This means they do not do “works.” Works, does not mean just to give to charity or volunteer, it means to follow clear instructions, but where are these instruction? In the Bible.
So if the Bible states you are to be humble, be humble. If the Bible states you are not to commit this sin or that sin. Then do not commit these sins. If the Bible says to treat all as you would treat yourself, then do so. These are fruit and if you bear no fruit what is your fate?
Per John 15, God Himself will break you from the vine that is Jesus and cast you to man who will gather you up and then cast you into the fire. But if you were saved how can this be? It is through faith that we know the answer to this and those with true faith understand. Here is the answer. You cannot live of the world and say you are of God. This is hypocrisy and is an insult to Him that created us all.
They also know that through true faith and also from John 15 that God will place those with faith through trials and tribulations time to time so that we will bear more and sweeter fruit unto God. So rejoice and repent of your sins, to never do them again even if it means you must suffer great emotional pain in doing so. Cherish the pain, learn from the pain and remember it for through its memory you will refrain from sinning once again. For this pain is nothing to the pain promised to those that chose the sin over God and all they have to blame is themselves.
You must give up your earthly lusts. You must turn away from sports; adultery, fornication, homosexuality, pedophilia, lying, greed, and all other selfish lusts and desires. For as long as you are more important to you than God you will not like where you end up. Only through true faith and belief in Jesus Christ will you see true and eternal joy.
Let’s look at legends. We have Hercules. We have Troy. We have Atlantis. We all agree that they are legends.
Troy for example was described in the Iliad. The fall of Troy was around 1100BC and the Iliad was written around 750BC. Per scholars this is enough time for it to become a myth, a legend.
This however was not the fate for the Bible and the story of Jesus Christ. Within the book of 1 Corinthians is found what is called a “creed.” This creed has been surmised through study and evaluation that it could have existed within two to five years after the crucifixion. This removes the legend theory. For there were those that still lived that would have discounted it. Examples: The Pharisees and the Roman government. Also those that had actually seen the events in the Bible and none countered the “creed.”
So if the accounts within the Bible are not myth or legend, but are in reality, facts. What does that state about Jesus? Where do you stand with Him?
These are what we have been told to help those that live in sin. We are told to teach God’s Word unto all. Yet many say “c’est la vie” that say this profess to be “Christian.”
There is a point where we must let go and allow people to decide upon their own. This is true of anything that is why God gave us free will. However, as Christians the moment you say you are one you are drawing a line in the stone, not in the sand, but in the stone. It is a line that cannot moved and should not move, but that is not the case in today’s day and age.
When those that try to follow the teaching of the above three words they are attacked, they are accused of “judging.”
Here is the thing. When Jesus made his statement “take the beam out of your own eye before you take the splinter out of your neighbors” (paraphrased). Here is the important element of that analogy. A beam and a splinter are the same thing word wise. What Jesus was saying is the person “judging” suffers from the same sin. It also means that they are not working within the facts given within the Bible.
Those who stick to the Bible and what the Bible teaches are reproving. When they challenge someone using what the Bible teaches they are rebuking. And when they then ask you in love to stop sinning they are exhorting.
So the people that keep using the “judging card” as I call to me are trying to avoid practicing their Christianity. They wish to keep it all to themselves and in the meantime are sinning against God.