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Any Other Name

These are a few things that bother me about what people are calling God these days. Admittedly, they may not bother the Lord, but they bother me.

Father God – I think this is mainly a Baptist creation, but we don’t say Son God or Holy Spirit God. Even though it may be an accurate description, Father God won’t be found in the KJV. Proper titles are Heavenly Father, Lord God Almighty, God the Father, Yahweh, and his name is Jehovah.

Holy Spirit – We’re so close we don’t have to say the in front of the title. It seems to imply a familiarity that I’m not sure really exists. Proper names are The Holy Spirit or The Holy Ghost.

Yeshua – To me Jesus will always be Jesus. I’m not entirely convinced Yeshua is even accurate. It seems to me to be a modern Hebrewization of the name Jesus. They say it’s historical Hebrew, but I haven’t seen any historical text were the name Yeshua is actually used in print. Proper names or titles are many: Jesus, Son of God, Rose of Sharon, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, The Messiah. I suppose there are more, but that’s all that come to mind at the moment.

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State of the Church

Recently, I have heard a few people comment on the great freedom we have to worship the Lord here in the United States and how blessed we are that it is so. What good is that freedom if the Church members will not hear and do not do God’s word.

Where is the persecution Christ promised? John 15:20. Satan is satisfied to give you religious freedom if what you practice is mediocrity and lukewarm Christianity.

What can combat mediocrity and lukewarm Christianity is the truth:

Baptism is required for salvation! Mark 16:16.

Following the Ten Commandments is expected. Exodus 20, John 14:15. I have heard it well expressed the first four show love for God and the last six show love for others. My advice is where you hear a law in the Holy Bible and it seems wise and good, keep it. Write them on your mind and heart. His precepts will guide you.

Read the Holy Bible and pray for understanding. Don’t be afraid to disagree with your pastor or others. Many who cling to denominational creed simply cannot hear the truth.

It is said speaking in tongues is evidence of the Holy Spirit. The Truth is evidence of the Holy Spirit. He is also known as the Spirit of Truth. He takes of Christ and gives to you.

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Choices

When reading the Holy Bible I’ve thought to myself where do I fit in? This is perhaps the wrong way to read the Holy Bible, considering the reader then has to pick and choose which verses may apply to themselves. Context can be key. Is the verse for me or was it a one time statement to Israel at a specific time in history? Maybe even context isn’t crucial if the verse brings encouragement or causes the reader to follow God’s word.

There are two choices for the New Testament follower: Be an Holy Ghost or be a son or daughter of perdition. If we allow the Holy Spirit to indwell in us we sin not and God is with us. 1 John 3:9.

We all have these two choices: continue in sin or be a holy spirit and a son or daughter of God. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 KJV Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you, [18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

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