obedience

The free-will dilemma: The Judas factor


Judas is one of the most known and obvious examples of free-will ever in Christianity, but he is the one person I personally have never heard anyone ever talk about in this manner. Why? Most likely due to that fact that doing so they loss anyway of escaping the truth. The truth that we can due to our free-will choice decide to literally betray Jesus Christ and ultimately His Father the Creator of the universe.
We must remember that Jesus Christ picked out those that were to be His disciples. Each one had the potential of doing great things in the in service of God. We must also remember that the Bible clearly states that ALL the disciples did miracles. It did not say eleven of them did and Judas was off to the side watching, it was ALL of them. So per the Bible when the Pharisees accuse Jesus of being of Satan it says this:
Matthew 12:24 – But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
So since all of the disciples performed miracles and cast out demons in the name of Jesus all were one with Christ and God.
Yet would Judas be allowed into heaven? Those that preach “once saved always saved,” must say yes, nevertheless they can’t for it is made clear that Judas is seen as unclean as is shown in the beginning of the book of Acts.
This in absolute clarity makes it shown that the man-made doctrine of “once saved always saved” is a creation of humanity. A creation that permits and allows sin to live on and not lead to salvation but to the same damnation that Judas is to suffer.
Judas desired the world over Christ, for he sought out worldly compensation for his act of betrayal against the Son of God. This is the same sin that most now suffer from. They seek after worldly comforts and rewards, not realizing that they are in fact rejecting their Savior. Why? Because they do not realize they are doing so for people are not saying what needs to be said and what needs to be heard. Which is why the once proud nation of the United States of America is in dire straits.
Most are living in a religion they think is “Christian,” but in reality it is not. In most places that were once called “churches” people glorify their power over the world and seek out more and more rewards from the creation than from the Creator, when it is Christ they should be asking for help from. In many of these buildings sins are be allowed into them. Sins that caused entire cites to be destroyed in a rain of fire several thousand years ago, yet those within them think they are one with God, when in reality they are one with the betrayer of the Creator of all the universe.
This is all due to our free-will. A free-will that is both a curse and a blessing. A free-will that should be used to place God at the center of every single action that we do. From simple things like driving down the road and following the speed limit. To difficult things like picking a servant leader to not only head our church but our nation. For people have not been correctly taught that God MUST be involved in every decision that we make, not just those that have to deal with a group of people that call themselves a “church,” but from how we speak to others to how we choose to live in a modest house instead of a seeking after luxury.
God and His Son must be in every single thing we do. We must ask ourselves will this glorify God, will this please God, will this honor God? Trust me. This is hard to do. It is something I struggle with every single day of my life, but it is the way we are to be if we truly wish to serve the Creator of ALL the Lord our God through His Son the true Savior, Jesus Christ.

What is the law that we are not held too in the Bible?


Here is another one of those things that people have either not been taught correctly or at all. In Romans there is a major section of this letter that deals with the “law” and how those that follow Christ are no longer in need to follow. Many think this means they do not need to follow the Bible at all, others think you do not need to follow the Old Testament, others feel you are free to do as you please as long as they say they are one with Christ.
All of these ideas are false.
What is going on in Romans is an explanation on the need to not give sacrifices at the temple any longer. No longer is the need to prepare food a certain way. No longer necessary is the requirement to follow this ritual or that ritual which have been set forth by the Pharisees. One of the main reasons for this is by the time that Christ walked the earth many un-needed things had been added by humans and not God. So in actuality the original law was not even being truly followed as Christ Himself point out but a type of man-made legalism.
Now what is important Jesus clearly said He came to fully the law and not replace it. So this means that sacrifices were not necessary due to Him going to the cross and being beaten, bleeding as well as dying for us upon it. This very act states that there was, is and will be sin that only His blood can wash away, but due to free-will those that ask Christ into their life’s must repent of their sin.
Now here is the key word: “repent” which means to turn away from. In other words stop doing. If you ask God into your life and you continue to live in sin and do nothing to end nor feel any need to stop sinning. Then per the Bible itself those that continue to be of the world, which sin is a part of, then they choose the world over God and are not even welcome in heaven.
Let’s allow that to sink in a moment.

In several passages within the Bible it is made clear that it is either, or, not both. It is either sin or God, it is either the world and those things of the world or God. It is either do as the Bible says and accept all that the Bible says, which includes what is and what is not a sin, or do whatever makes you happy.
It clearly states within the Bible that for those that choose God their life will not be an easy life. There will be pain suffering and sometimes as is now happening in the Middle East things much worse. Torture, beheading, crucifixions and other terrible things. This what you signed onto when you accepted Jesus.
If any promise you riches and happiness in this world they are of this world not God’s world and you should leave them to their happiness. For they have chosen their rewards here upon this earth in this life that will last nearly one hundred years. Those that truly follow Christ are promised their rewards in the eternal life, a life that will last billions of years, which sounds more interesting? My answer? The eternal life.

Don’t get them confused


There is obedience and there is legalism.
Legalism is following rituals and formulas of behavior, a prime example of this is Catholicism.
Obedience is just that obeying, but what is there to obey? The Bible sets out a certain type of lifestyle that we are to live. This lifestyle is not legalistic it is as I already said, obedience. This is something that should be something you desire to do if you truly follow Christ for they are His own teachings.
He came here to fulfill the rules of obedience not to replace them, so if any says you do not have to follow the teaching of the Bible just because you have received the grace of God’s salvation through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, then they have either lied to you or have no true understanding of the Bible and its teachings.
You cannot live in sin and say you are a “Christian” period. Sure we all sin, but those that try to avoid it and feel remorse when they do it are striving to be obedient to God. Those that live in sin and care only for their own desires and happiness are disobedient. It is that simple.