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That’s Interesting

I’ve heard Rabbis tell stories of how the ancient Jewish wedding parallels the story of Christ. Nobody knows the time of the wedding but the Father. I’ve heard Rick Renner create an elaborate background story of how women could not be seen or speak in public in historic Israel – causing Paul to write the commandment of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, just to explain away its modern applicability.

What I want you to realize is — interesting doesn’t necessarily mean the truth. They say Jesus’ Jewish name was Yeshua. I say show me the proof. Show me any ancient text where Jesus is called Yeshua.

As Christians we are to question what we hear and verify it. And that means being familiar with the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible King James Version is 100% truth. Anything else we need to take with a grain of salt and ask:

Is it true?

Where’s your proof?

Question everything superfluous to the Holy Bible KJV. It may be interesting, but is it true and if so how will I let it personally affect my own beliefs and values?

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Practice makes Perfect

Galatians 3:24-25 KJV
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. [25] But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.

I have heard these verses used by some to argue that we are no longer under the law. I have a few questions for them.

Did you graduate?

What did you learn?

Won’t you carry it with you, forever?

When we put into practice what we have learned from our schoolmaster, the law, we can identify sin, choose the right over the wrong, and move through faith into perfection.

Matthew 5:48 KJV
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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Denominational Deafness

I am of the opinion that most people, like myself, attend church based on parental influence. It’s hard to leave a group you’ve known since childhood. The Church of Christ I attend is given over to denominational deafness. They are no different than thousands of other churches. At the base level I think people pay for what they like to hear, comfortable words.

When people would not hear Jesus, he bluntly told them they could not hear because their father was the Devil. He said, if your father were God, you would hear me. John 8:43-47. I am not Jesus to say this of someone, but I wonder greatly. If a person is partially deaf to the truth, does that show they have given room to the Devil? What level of deafness can cause loss of salvation?

The following ways to fight deafness are crucial.

Question the actions that occur at your denomination. Are they biblical? Is their scriptural interpretation accurate?

There are only two ways that I know of to answer these questions. Study and prayer. Read the Holy Bible on your own and pray for wisdom that you may understand it.

Acts 17:11 KJV … they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

James 1:5 KJV If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

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