Some hard truth: Folks just refuse to see the problem

In yesterday’s post I spelled out the need to follow the commandments in the Bible and showed with the Bible the foundation for this belief.
Part of my response, due to the how my post was received yesterday is to quote from John MacArthur:
“I cannot be saved by keeping the law, and I will not be sanctified by ignoring the law.”
Just following the commandments alone cannot save you. I completely agree.
He goes on to say this important statement: “I will not be sanctified by ignoring the law.”
What does this mean?
It is very simply. Everything I discussed in yesterday’s post fits perfectly with this.
Only through accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior can we be saved. However once saved and to grow in our sanctification we must follow the commandments, as Jesus Christ Himself said we must do.
As was witnessed by yesterday’s response most do not wish to grow in their sanctification. They would rather live their lives as they deem to be enough. This again is counter to the teachings of the Bible, as I have been trying to point out for the last couple of posts.
There is only one destination with this type of mentality and it is a place that most think they will never encounter, yet as I have made clear this is the furthest thing from the truth. Thus why these articles have been entitled “the hard truth.”
Ponder and think readers, ponder and think.

Some more hard truth

Today’s society is a culture that in reality no longer qualifies as the word “society.”
Society as defined in the Cambridge dictionary is: people considered as a group, or a group of people who live together in a particular social system.
Today in the United States as well as in Europe, in addition to other countries throughout the world, people may live in the same geographical regions but they no longer follow the same social system.
A social system or social structure is described as: the internal institutionalized relationships built up by persons living within a group (such as a family or community) especially with regard to the hierarchical organization of status and to the rules and principles regulating behavior per the Marion- Webster dictionary.
What is lacking in today’s society is the “principles regulating behavior.”
What were these principles?
They are what is referred to as ethics.
The defining ethical code that originally controlled and governed these nations was Christianity. Christianity worker from the Bible. Within the Bible are a list of rules and regulations that are called commandments. Yet most have decided these commandments are antiquated and useless so as a result nations around the world are falling to chaos and disorder, which results in the beginning sentence of this article.
Jesus Christ said this about the commandments and laws:
Matthew 5: 17 “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. 19 So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. 20 “But I warn you—unless your righteousness is better than the righteousness of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven!
“I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.”
So the commandments for the most part are still in effect. This does not mean we are to stone people for their sins. That was taken out of our hands by Jesus Himself hanging upon the cross. However we are to follow those commandments or laws as they were defined by Jesus and His apostles within the New Testament, and if they were not listed in the New Testament we were to refer to how they were originally addressed for the most part in the Old Testament. Especially those that deal with personal interaction with others within a society.
Most in today’s world diminish the commandments and their meanings especially within the “societies” we live within. This is witnessed daily as people speed down the roads and highways going faster than the posted speed limit. This is just one minor example of how the commandments of the Bible have become irrelevant. But what did Jesus say was the result of doing this?
“So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
You are making of yourself to be the “least in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Yet millions if not billions do this very thing and think nothing of it. In fact they go about saying that those that say you should follow the commandments are teaching “legalism.”
Yet the true meaning of legalism is to go about performing rituals without knowing or even caring why these rituals are done. A very visual example of these are found within the Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church.
However, why do these two churches now have these rituals? Both of these churches date back to the beginnings of Christianity. So in some way they recognize the need to follow the commandments, even though they have lost their way.
Following the commandments does not require nor is legalism. It required love of God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 14:15 “If you love me, obey my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. 18 No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. 19 Soon the world will no longer see me, but you will see me. Since I live, you also will live. 20 When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”
Jesus knows that we cannot do this fully on our own, which is why being filled with the Holy Spirit is something we should seek after. For it will help us to fulfil and follow the commandments. For Jesus makes it clear that we must accept the commandments and obey them.
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me.” (KJV)
He that hath – echo – I have, hold, possess
Possess – to have or own something, or to have a particular quality.
We are to not just accept but to take as our own the commandments that are within the Bible. To live them and reflect them. Yet most reject this. Most per Jesus Himself are saying that they do not love Him, but in fact love themselves more. They refuse ownership of the commandments and choose to live their lives as they see fit to live it.
They embrace chaos over order and as a result we have the world we now live within. For all evil comes from humanity, while all love and peace comes from God.

Some hard truth

Most that attempt to read this won’t like it. However, it is not my mission to make you comfortable, but it is to challenge all willing to listen to improve their standing with God.
Right here someone will scoff, saying that we are not required to increase this standing. That God loves us as we are. Then you have just made the Bible moot, and the crucifixion a waste of time.
Matthew 16:24 – Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. 25 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. 26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? 27 For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds. 28 And I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom.”
So what does it mean to “give up your own way?”
In the KJV the verse goes like this:
“let him deny himself….”
Let him deny – aparneomai – to deny, looking back to what was originally refused; “strongly reject” (especially the source). That is, utterly refusing to recognize the original source involved. Can imply “ignore, disown, or repudiate”
Now as we live our lives all of us make plans and have desires. Many of these desires are focused upon one thing. Us.
The desires for wealth, for luxuries, for leisure. These are all things that become something to not continue to seek after, but to, if not totally reject, lower their import in our lives. Why? Because you are hanging on to your life, and Jesus Christ made it clear, doing so will lead to you losing your soul, not saving it. This is fortified by 2 Peter 2:
“20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life. 22 They prove the truth of this proverb: “A dog returns to its vomit. “And another says, “A washed pig returns to the mud.”
Humanity will always seek after the here, the now. Yet Christ made it clear that we are not to do this.
Matthew 6:19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”
To store up treasures is seeking to have more money than you need to live, not a comfortable life, but a life that will sustain your existence till you are called unto the next life. To seek after clothing, and fancy vehicles are things that are able to be eaten by moths and rust away. Fancy possession that others would seek to steal are of the world and not needed by those that truly seek to follow Jesus Christ.
1 John 3:16 – We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? 18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 19 Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. 20 Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. 21 Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. 22 And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him. 23 And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 24 Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.
“If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?”
The answer is: It is not. So if God’s love is not in this person are they still of the vine of Jesus Christ?
John 15:1 “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. 5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
Many think they are a part of the vine. Yet due to not following the commandments of the Bible are not bearing fruit upon the vine. God Himself cuts them from the vine and they are burnt within the fire. They are no longer apart of Jesus Christ, they are no longer saved, but are of the world. They are cast into the fire of damnation by their own actions and desires for worldly wealth and possessions. The very things they are required to give unto their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, they keep and horde for themselves.
This is how most that call themselves “Christian” are today and they are blind unto the truth, and it is truly something to weep about. For they are the lukewarm, and spit out of the Body of Christ.
Revelation 3:15 “I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! 17 You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked. 18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see. 19 I correct and discipline everyone I love. So be diligent and turn from your indifference. 20 “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. 21 Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne. 22 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches.”
Follow the commandments of the Bible. Live modestly, do not break the laws of man that do not go against the Bible and change those that do. Stop seeking after the here, the now, the contemporary. Seek after the eternal life that we are promised by Jesus Christ and not after the riches of the world. For as long as you do, you seek to lose your salvation, by your own hand.

2 Timothy 4:1-5

The challenges of true knowledge and understanding

Today I was exposed to two different sides of a coin that has become tarnished and corrupt. The coin is Hollywood. On the one side of the coin was a documentary called “Five Came Back.” On the other side was the movie “Silence.”
I watched “Silence” till the end and learned something about faith in God. I could not get partly through the second episode of “Five Came Back.” In the latter I heard words like “democracy,” and I noted the absence of words like “Socialist” and “Democrat.” From the former I learn the need to maintain true strength and belief in God even though it may result in doing so silently.
Now, however, is not the time for silence. Now is the time to speak, to write, to try and awaken those that have been lied to and those that have never been taught at all. What needs to be known is the truth. The very thing that many within Hollywood now wish to hide or may not even know what the real truth is about.
First off. Who are Nazis? Well, the truth is, they were Socialist. When Hitler took over the German Workers Party, he added two words to this group. “National” and “Socialist,” making it the National Socialist German Workers Party or as the acronym is none: Nazi.
So when these Socialist did not like what they heard they would riot and shout down those that did not think as they thought. That is how today’s Socialist respond when they beat up supports of the now President, Donald Trump. On college campuses in Socialist Germany they burned the Bible, they burned the works of Albert Einstein and others that did not support and agree with their Socialist agenda. In Berkley Socialist started fires to stop a so-called Conservative speaker from speaking. So as can be seen those that protest and yell and shout and scream and support a Socialist agenda in the United States today are the new Nazis. This is the truth, this is the facts. It is a Nazi agenda that is being pushed and supported by those in Hollywood, when they use words like “democracy.” Germany was and still is a democracy, the United States is not nor never has been a “democracy.” It is in reality a “Constitutional Republic,” thus the use of the Electoral College. So that the people on mass are represented not the majority. It is the majority, the minority, the rich and the poor that are represented by this republic.
The founding fathers of this nation dedicated this Republic to God. So for nearly two hundred years this nation prospered and grew. But ever present was events and actions that scarred this nation. Slavery until after a Civil War had to be fought. Slavery was not the only reason for this Civil War, it was also an attack upon the Republic. It was this part of the Civil War all lost. For those that caused slavery. Those that caused the internment of the American Japanese during World War II, and those that attacked and hunted Blacks will into the 1970s, known as the KKK, still existed and to this day still do exist. Except now their favorite pastime is the slaughter of the unborn. They are known as the Democratic Party and have once again embraces Socialism. President Roosevelt, who was the one that interned the Japanese once sang praises of Adolf Hitler during the 1930s, and enacted several government programs in the Nazi image, which worsened the Great Depression.
It is the Socialist deepest desire to silence all that oppose them like the Nazis did in the 1930s. One of their biggest threats are those that truely support freedom and free-will, that being those that truly understand and know the Bible. That is why Christians are under attack. To them, all that the Bible teaches is counter to their desire to control and manipulate. For the Bible does not teach this. The Bible teaches that ALL are equal. Yet those in Hollywood see themselves as today’s royalty. Their word are sacred and they know all, and any that question them are ignorant and evil. The exact same mentality that those within the National Socialist German Workers Party had in the 1930s. Their way was the only way to restore the greatness of their nation once again. It can only be done their way and ANY that oppose it MUST be silenced and destroyed. This resulted in the death of over 13,000,000 million people taken to places like Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald. Six Million of these were Jews, the majority of the rest were those Christians that tried to end the Socialist agenda and answered for it with the lives.
Once again the Jewish nation and Christianity are under attack by those within the Democratic a.k.a. Socialist party. It was obvious to all that the previous and Democratic Party administration not only hated the nation of Israel, but Christianity as well. They strived with all their power to indoctrinate the youth of this nation in Islam and destroyed as must as they could of Christianity and weaken the nation of Israel. All being cheered on and supported by Hollywood.
Learn the Bible. Learn the truth, and learn history. For those that do not know history are doom to repeat it. I look at the behavior of those on the left and I see those that do not know true history. I see 1930s Germany being reenacted upon the streets and colleges within the United States of America. All I know is that people must awaken. That all must become active in how this nation is run and show how a republic truly works. For if they do not they will end up like Venezuela is as of a view days ago. A Socialist nation turned into a dictatorship filled with death, hunger and strive. All because they desired and sought after the “Socialist dream,” which ALWAYS ends in nightmares.

The truth about homosexuality and Christianity (part 3)

In the first part of this series it was shown how God let those that rejected Him turn to sins that led to homosexuality.
In part two of this series it was shown that none that live a homosexual life will be allowed into heaven and so cannot call themselves “Christian.”
In this part I wish to give those willing to change a chance to see that they can come to God and be accepted and embraced by Him.
Read carefully what is to follow:
1 Corinthians 6:9 – Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. 11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
“Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”
“Some of you were once like that.”
Meaning they are no longer this way. They no longer live in these sins. They have left them behind and have returned to the embrace of God.
It was not just calling upon God and Jesus, but it was the act of repentance.
To repent means to turn your back upon your sin. To no longer live in this sin. To return to the natural instead of living in the un-natural.
How can I speak of this? For I myself considered a homosexual life, but I saw the truth of the word of God. I have a wife and I have sons born of my seed. I am a living example of the truth and of God’s love for all who come to Him.
But understand as long as you live in sin. As long as you live in the world. As long as you do not say God is the Creator of all. Then understand that you will not be welcomed into the wonders of an eternal life in the service of God, but instead living the second death:
Revelation 21: 8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.

The truth about homosexuality and Christianity (part 2)

There are those that go about and state that you can be a homosexual and be Christian as well. However this is the furthest thing from the truth. As was shown in part one of this series when those in the human race turned their backs upon God He allowed them to enter into sin. This in turn, turned to un-natural desires and lust which is homosexuality. So those partaking of this sexual sin still reject God at the core of their hearts.
Also per the Bible it is impossible to be living within this sin and be Christian.
1 Corinthians 6:9 – Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, 10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.
“none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God”
Since it clearly states that they cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, then it is impossible for any that partake of this sin to be Christian.
So any that state you can be are lying and leading them down the wrong path. This also goes for pedophiles, for I actually question the translation of “male prostitutes.” The actual Greek wording implicates men having sex with boys. (“effeminate – malakos – a catamite:–effeminate, soft – catamite – a boy kept for homosexual practices.)
Now many may question the word “homosexuality,” as well, but let’s look at that so there can be no question.
In the KJV this verse reads as this:
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,”
abusers of themselves with mankind – arsenokoites – a male engaging in same-gender sexual activity; a sodomite, pederast.
As you can see it is there in the Bible. There can be no question, yet millions do. Why? Because they take the word of others and do not read the Bible themselves. For they would rather live their lives as they want to and think they are one with God, when that is the furthest thing from the truth.

The truth about homosexuality and Christianity (part 1)

This is not an attack or a hate piece. It is simply as the title of the series states….. The truth.
It will not be well received, but that is not my problem. For I write this out of true love for all, in the hopes that it will cause those that hear the truth to turn from sin and truly accept Jesus Christ.
This week Disney/ABC had an “event” about having pride in homosexuality. They made it seem that it is something to take pride in. In their advertising they even show a baptism. These are all lies, the true lies and the true hate, and it is something that should cause all that truly have love in their hearts to weep in sorrow for those that will be lost to an eternity of pain and agony.
I will take nothing from the Old Testament in this series. I will stay only in the New Testament. To the teaching of the Son of God and His apostles. Why? So that those reading will come to see the real truth of how this sin is seen by God.
We will start with Romans 1:
Romans 1:18 – But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. 19 They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. 20 For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. 21 Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. 22 Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. 23 And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles. 24 So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. 25 They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen. 26 That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. 27 And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. 28 Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. 29 Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. 30 They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. 31 They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. 32 They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
“Worse yet, they encourage others to them, too.”
This is the acts of Disney/ABC. Encouraging others to turn to sin and that is seen as something that is against nature, and deserves to die for. Now I make this very clear, Paul is not referring to physical death, but spiritual death. Something that is far worse than to have our physical hearts stop beating, but to have our souls cut off from the glory and blessing of our Creator. You cannot live in this sin and have fellowship with God. You cannot be baptized and be called clean if you still indulge in sexual acts that go against how God created our bodies to be used, in the continuance of this species, through reproduction.

What to look for when listening to false prophets

This is actually a very complicated and at times difficult thing to actually see, hear and realize.
One thing I have come to understand is that people truly do listen and accept these teachers of lies and swear it is the truth and is fact. In fact too many fall for these deceivers lies and embrace them and carry them out for others to hear.
The core element that gives these serpents power over those that chose to listen is one thing. The person that listens and chooses to follow them.
You see human nature is to seek after self-gratification, the desire to satisfy one’s own lusts and desires.
Many teach this doctrine. You can have wealth here and now. You must only seek after that which makes you happy. You must only care only for your own happiness.
You have heard these teaching stated in various ways, but all equal one think. Self-approval, self-reward, self-glory. The self.
The desire to come to work at the last minute or late, because it is inconvenient for you to come to work, and you only do it because you need money to indulge your other wants and desires. This is the self.
Taking advantage of others for your own glory and reward. This is the self.
Hording all your wealth for your own personal wants and desires in this world. This is the self.
If you find that others call themselves “Christian” live totally different then you. If those that say they are “Christian” seek to help others and you look at them and see them as blind misguided. In reality it is you that are blind and misguided and should in no way call yourself “Christian,” for in reality you aren’t.
If you hear people say that to seek after your reward here is this life is not truly seeking after God. This is real Christian teachings.
If you hear people say that Jesus will physically return to this planet and upon that day the Mt. of Olives will split in half. That is real Biblical teachings.
If someone names a day for the return of Jesus, understand that the Bible makes it clear that only God Himself knows the day of Christ return and none of the creation can know what the Creator knows. If that someone that named a day and it comes and goes without Christ, as it should happen as stated above. Yet they go and say it was a “spiritual” happening. Know that they are liars and tools and followers of the father of lies. So to them the “god” they worship is not the true God, but Lucifer, the angel that was cast out for his personal desire is to be worshipped and they are giving him his greatest desire.
Galatians 1 makes it very clear that ANY that say they are giving the good news, and profess to be saying or doing the will of God or Jesus Christ and it does not fall in line with what is written in the Bible are twice over cursed.
If they say you can get your reward now. They are cursed. If they say we are in a spiritual tribulation. They are cursed. I am not judging. I am not saying this. This is the words of the Bible and per 2 Timothy 4:1-5 I am simply reproving, rebuking and exhorting. Any that would accuse me of judging are themselves doing the judging and so it is they that most remove the timber form their eyes before they seek after my splinter.

Understanding the duality of God’s work

One thing that many have problems understanding is God’s use of duality. Throughout all levels of the Bible and its teaching down to words themselves. A duality can be found that expands upon just how great God is. God knows who will follow Him. Yet we ourselves do not and through the use of free-will, we, ourselves must make the choice to follow Him.
God knows from the outset that Eve would eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. In turn He knew that Adam would eat it as well. Yet allowing their free-will to dictate their live as well as all that have followed since that fateful day.
God is both physical and spiritual, and as Christ manifested after His resurrection. He used both attributes to enter into a locked room. Becoming physical enough to eat and drink as he talked with the apostles present at that time.
Any attempt to take away from this duality means to diminish not only our Creator, but His will as well. Any that say the Word of God is not what it says, takes away from God. We are told not to add or take away from the Bible.
The ultimate example of the duality comes in the form of faith and works. We are told clearly that faith alone is dead. We are also told that doing works alone has no meaning to God, and many times is used to glorify the person not God, and so is an example of death as well. It is made very clear that the duality is we must have faith and live the teachings of the bible, which is works (James 2:14-26).
When you horde your wealth, speed, gossip, think yourself special, but at the same time say you belief in Christ. You have failed the duality and are not one with Christ, which is the duality of hypocrisy.
The teaching within the Bible make it perfectly clear. We are to live modestly and share our extra wealth with our fellow Christians in need. We are to obey the laws of the land, no matter how inconvenient, that do not go against the Word of God. We are not to gossip or place anything above God. We are also to humble ourselves and to treat all others as better than us. We do this for God is the first thing we consider above all else.
For one day Christ will return to earth and split the Mount of Olives. For He is the Son of Man, the Son of God, the Messiah.

The siren song of the false prophets and teachers

So I learned something recently. Appears that we have been in the tribulation since 1998. Funny, this is the longest seven years I have ever encountered.
Wow, another tidbit I didn’t know. The “select” are all that will be redeemed, the rest are screwed. No others even have a change to make things right between themselves and God. Interesting, so the uncountable number that stands before the throne of God dressed all in white are not the “select.” I am flabbergasted. These “select” can even be a friend to the world and God will not see them as the enemy. That is just amazing.
This is the most surprising thing of all. God broke His promise. The Creator of the universe who has never broken any promises, broke one. I ….. I ……. I …… just don’t know what to say. What is even more shocking, that shattered promise was to Israel. I am speechless.

All these shocking things I have just mentioned. The “select,” the broken promise, the long time frame for the so called “tribulation.” These are the words of a false prophet, a false teacher, and these are real words that have been spoken, and there are those that believe and feel they are these “select.”
What we are warned to be alert for and to avoid, yet there are those that do not know the word well enough and have fallen prey to these teachings that are leading them into damnation.
The Bible when read in context and the correct research is a wondrous book. It teaches to humble ourselves and to love other, but at the same time it does not tell us to just allow them to live in sin either. That is unless they fully reject God and are unwilling in any form to hear the truth.
Are we nearing the end times? The Bible states that there will be signs that as we come near to the soon return of Christ, and at this time as in no other time in history, it is pointing to His soon return. One of these signs will be the flourishing of false prophets and teachers.
Are we in the Tribulation? There will be clear signs when we are in the Tribulation. None have come to pass as of the writing of this article. Nor is it something I wish to be in. for there will not be “spiritual death” as one of these false teachers states, but physical death of around 3.7 billion people. Due in large part to the earth itself violently changing as well as other events that will take a long time to explain, so that is a topic for another time. If you wish to get some insight I suggest you pick up the commentaries by John F. Walvoord on the book of Revelation, Daniel and Matthew.
As to this “select” issue. The Bible does mention 144000, people who will receive a mark from God. This is what the Bible says:
Revelation 7:1 (NLT) – Then I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds so they did not blow on the earth or the sea, or even on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel coming up from the east, carrying the seal of the living God. And he shouted to those four angels, who had been given power to harm land and sea, 3 “Wait! Don’t harm the land or the sea or the trees until we have placed the seal of God on the foreheads of his servants.” 4 And I heard how many were marked with the seal of God—144,000 were sealed from all the tribes of Israel: 5 from Judah 12,000, from Reuben 12,000, from Gad 12,000, 6 from Asher 12,000, from Naphtali 12,000, from Manasseh 12,000, 7 from Simeon 12,000, from Levi 12,000, from Issachar 12,000, 8 from Zebulun 12,000, from Joseph 12,000, from Benjamin 12,000.
These as you can see come from Israel. So to say that God broke His promise to Israel is evidence of a false teaching. These 144000 are to be witnesses to the events that are to befall the planet earth and they shall see it all. So once the Tribulation is past they can teach those that survive, and the survivor’s offspring the truth of those that rejected God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ. These sealed Israelites could be called the “select,” but not to separate them from the world, but to see to learn, and to show that God always keeps His promises.
As I mentioned before. What of those in the white garments before the throne of God? White robes of the redeemed, those who turned to God and His Son and are called blessed. Their number is beyond counting, yet they are not all that walk the earth. For if this were true there would be no need of a Tribulation and this death of billions.
Revelation 7:9 (KJV) – After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
These are those that saw the light and turned to God, yet they are not the “select.”
The Bible states clearly that you cannot live within the sins of the world and be a friend of God. In fact you are called the enemy of God if you befriend the world and those within it.
James 4:4 (NLT) – You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.
So read the Bible. Come to know the Bible. Come to understand that all are welcome, but they must stop living in sin, to repent. They must humble themselves to the point of weeping for the same they must feel for living in sin and defying God Himself. Then they must ask Jesus into their heart, mind, and soul and to honor and love God by following the teachings of the Bible.