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Unbelief

From subtle to nonsensical, certain teachers take a knock at our faith.

One preacher stated, God looked away from Jesus on the cross, because he cannot look upon sin. I call nonsense. How will God judge if he cannot look upon sin, even the world’s placed upon his son? How is God all knowing if he cannot see sin? My interpretation of Jesus saying in Matthew 27:46, My God, My God, why have you forsaken me, is this: Jesus was in great pain and distress and he felt very much alone. My suspicion is God never looked away, not for a second, and when his time of wrath and judgment is come, he will recall every moment of Jesus’ suffering.

Another preacher said that Jesus prepared and orchestrated ahead of time his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. He went so far as to say Jesus set up the placement of the donkey and the availability of the upper room to be discovered by his uninformed disciples. If you cannot believe Jesus knew these thing because God knew them, I think you’re struggling to look for unbelief. Recognizing miracles requires belief that God has power to do them. You can try to limit God the Father or Jesus, but you’re only hurting yourself and gullible listeners. Doubt begets unbelief.

Words that should perk up your ears and actually inspire doubt:

God cannot …

God is not able to …

God must … .

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Did He Really Say That?

I’ve heard this said or asked about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Or phrased another way, did he really mean that?

If it’s in the Holy Bible KJV, my resounding answer is YES.

The hearer is having difficulty with a hard teaching of our Lord. You may find a rabbi or a preacher who changes the meaning by misinterpretation or softens it so that it is of little effect, but the Truth is the Truth.

Cut off your hand. Pluck out your eye. If they offend, it is better to enter life maimed than to burn in Hell. Matthew 18:8-9.

Matthew 10:34 KJV
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

Luke 12:51-53 KJV
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: [52] For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. [53] The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

And many other teachings.

If Jesus said it, he meant it, and unless it was a parable he was generally very clear about it.

1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

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A Promise Kept

The LGBTQ movement is celebrating gay pride month. Isn’t it unusual their banner is a rainbow flag?

Genesis 9:13-15 KJV
I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. [14] And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: [15] And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.

There are 3 possibilities as to why the LGBTQ community would honor the rainbow.

1. An attempt to mock God. That is to say – you promised you won’t kill us by flood, we’ll do whatever we want.

2. Ignorance. The LGBTQ community is unaware the rainbow represents a promise of God, a promise never to destroy the world by flood again.

3. It represents Hope. Hope in God’s promises. Hope they are not forsaken. Hope they are not forgotten. Perhaps even, hope, that they may repent and return to God.

My hope is number 3. Did you know it is said, Abraham hoped against hope.

If you believe that Jesus is Christ, and are ready to forsake and be forgiven of your sin, seek out and be baptized by another by immersion in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

His promise is: Mark 16:16 KJV
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

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Beggar in a Blue Suit

I find it amazing that tv personalities can ask you for $1,000 without blinking an eye. They’re asking for you to help the gospel go around the world. I’ve watched many of the Christian channels and the ratio allotted by time seems 90% begging, 10% bible discussion. And sadly it seems that only about 2% of that bible study is accurate and worthwhile. Let them get to the heart of the matter, believe and be baptized!

One of my previous pastors would misuse a verse saying we are to give every Sunday. 1 Corinthians 16:2 KJV does say Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. But every verse should be read in context. This is a one time instruction for a monetary offering to be delivered to the saints at Jerusalem. Can you imagine modern churches giving all their offerings to another community?

Why has giving become so sanitized? Don’t give to the stinky, dirty, hungry man or woman on the street, but use your credit card to give a man 1,000 dollar “seed” without knowing how much is planted in his/her own pocket.

Jesus said the children are free! Matthew 17:26 We as children of God are free. We dont have to give, but if we do 2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV is an example to be followed.

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give ; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

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Harmful Humor

There is some joking which I feel does damage to the Kingdom of God.

I’m a bit tired of preachers busting on Peter’s intelligence. They say oh Peter, that’s just Peter being Peter, look it’s Peter being foolish again. In criticism of Peter are they seeking to build up themselves? Christ himself only rebuked Peter once that we know of. We should focus on all the good Peter did. Peter loved Jesus, performed miracles, and spoke boldly for the Kingdom.

Preachers who say God told them to give an offering. Their next sentence, supposedly humorous, is about how the amount was so much it must have been the Devil they were hearing, not the Spirit of God. This mocks the Spirit of God and indeed may not be forgiven. Mark 3:29-30.

Men who joke about how their wife is the boss. This should not be so. The man is the head of the family. 1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 5:23.

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God’s Purpose

The Holy Ghost did not come to teach us the law. – Joseph Prince sound byte from Sunday, May 12, 2019

Yes he did. You might not be able to find a verse in the Holy Bible that says I am the Holy Ghost – I have come to teach you the law, but if you believe Joseph Prince you are missing the big picture.

The Holy Ghost helped with the production of the entire Holy Bible from Genesis to Revelation to its translation into the KJV.

2 Timothy 3:16 KJV
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Is the law truth? Is the Holy Ghost the Spirit of Truth? The answer to both is Yes! What is the Holy Ghost’s purpose and goal in teaching men the law?

Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

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The S(word)

Scripture is not a weapon and should never be used as a weapon – said a local preacher this past Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He’s wrong.

Ephesians 6:17 KJV
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Hebrews 4:12 KJV
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Are we supposed to use scripture as a weapon?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: [17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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