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The Lord Is My Joy & My Salvation! ;)

I can think back on the most happiest moment of MY LIFE! It was when I very first met Jesus Christ for the VERY first time in my life (during a NDE) with NO previous knowledge of him! 😉 

Whenever I look nowadays at the pool steps and look at the very place where he once sat (during my NDE), my soul starts to cry emotional tears of joy and I start to get all joyfully emotional! I can’t help it! 

I think of my life BEFORE Yeshua/Jesus Christ came to rescue me from death that day (in more ways than one) and it seems like my life prior to him was pretty pointless. And then I think about my life AFTER meeting Jesus Christ/Yeshua during my near-death experience and how EXCITING and FULFILLING it was, KNOWING that a) there was a God and that b) that same almighty God really, truly cared about me, no matter what! 😉 I can’t even BEGIN to describe what that feeling is like!

I remember the swimming pool water being extremely cold that day, especially at the point in time when he told me to dunk myself under so he could “baptize me in his great, heavenly name!” I remember the feeling of JOY, ELATION, ESTASTICNESS, PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS, HEALING, JUBILATION that came over me as soon as I came back up to the surface of the water! It was the best feeling that my soul has EVER experienced in all its existence!

And when I READ the bible, ESPECIALLY the New Testament, I think to myself with amazement and wonder: “Wow! That is THE JESUS that descended down out of heaven to come save me that day! That is THE JESUS who sat me in his lap and giggled when he splashed water on me! That is THE JESUS who warned me of the End Times and his almighty Judgement! That is THE JESUS who told me I had a pure heart and a dizzying intellect!” And I sometimes feel emotionally overwhelmed. I’ve been known to CRY (emotional tears of jubilation and JOY) when I read certain bible passages about him or spoken directly FROM him!

Though at times in my life I’ve gone through some bad things, and/or have felt extremely anxious and depressed, the Lord Jesus Christ has ALWAYS been there to see me through! Plus (get this!), he EVEN has a SENSE OF HUMOR! I kid you not! Let me share with you one of THE MOST FUNNIEST things he’s ever done:

It was Spring Break 2003. Me and my bestfriend Sarah were heading off to Arizona and New Mexico to see the sites. We drove through severe rain in southern Arizona and by the time we hit Northern Arizona, it was severe blizzard-like conditions. Well, to be quite frank, I was getting quite BORED with the “traditional prayer format” of “Dear Lord, I need this or that. Help me please, Amen”.

So I turned to Sarah and said Hey dude, I got an idea! and started giggling. She was wondering what was up. I then help up a “pretend CB radio with my right hand” while driving and said into the pretend CB radio: “Eagle 1, Eagle 1, this is Eagle 2, over. We need some major help down here. We’re caught in a really bad snow storm right now and there’s about 15 cars or more on the side of the road and we don’t want to become one of them, over”.

I sensed nothing in response so far. So again, I help up my pretend CB-radio in my right hand while driving and said: “Eagle 1, eagle 1, can you hear me, over? 10/4, 10/4, We REALLY, REALLY need your help right now, Eagle 1, I’m dead serious! Do you copy, over?” and just then, Sarah and I heard “static crackle” at what sounded like an ACTUAL CB radio come out of the car’s radio system, along with the audible words: Stop worrying, eagle 2! Help’s on the way, LOOK BEHIND YOU – OVER“. Sarah and I just looked at each other and both said at the same time, “Is that an ACTUAL CB radio? How did they hear us? Weird…?”

Not long after that, Sarah and I noticed a small U-haul truck coming up in the right-hand lane off to our right. And then, all of a sudden, Sarah said, “Dude, I think you’re supposed to get behind the U-haul truck with their emergency flashers on”. So I quickly got in the right lane and we got behind the small U-haul truck.

And then…..Sarah started giggling. I said, “what’s so funny?” She said, “look at where they’re from!” Their license plate said “Washington”.  Washington was the 1ST PRESIDENT of the U.S. and the Eagle is our National U.S. symbol, THUS, “Eagle 1”! 😉 Therefore, the Lord NOT ONLY gave us an actual CB radio response IN RESPONSE to my pretend CB-radio prayer, but he also HUMORED us a bit in the ANSWERING of the prayer! 😉 Hehehe

But that’s just one of MANY instances where the Lord displayed his sense of humor to me! Another time the Lord displayed his sense of humor is when I was at work, and I was carrying a small metal pan. And about 30 seconds after my crush walked by, something made me “drop” the pan on the floor (that I had had a VERY firm grip on) and it made a BOOMING LOUD CLANG (which made my crush look back and laugh) and I could FEEL the Lord LAUGHING at me and the embarrassed look on my face! Though I could tell it was “affectionate/teasing” type laughter and not the cruel kind. hahaha 😉 

The Lord has ALSO done things where he silently encouraged me to go talk to this person or that person (who ended up being some of the very best friends of my life!) He’s been there for me through thick and thin! When I am smiling, HE is smiling! And when I am crying, I can sense that HE is crying, too! Which makes sense, considering that the bible says that it’s not his will that ANY should perish! 

Before Jesus came into my life, I was nothing, I was no-one! But IN him, I am everything, I am SOMEONE! Apart from him, I can do NOTHING! But WITH him, I can do ANYTHING! He’s helped me overcome my anxiety on certain things and my soda pop addition, etc. (some things I thought I’d NEVER break free from!) He’s helped to humble me and to correct me when I need correcting! He’s enlightened me and taught me SO many things about what his word IS and what it isn’t!

He’s taken the spiritual blinders off my eyes and has now shown me his full gospel IN FULL! He’s given me strength when I was depressed, downtrodden, anxious, alone or angry! He’s helped me to overcome the most difficult of situations and people! He’s grabbed me out of Satan’s grasp more than once! He will ALWAYS be there to listen to me whenever I have a problem, struggle or question about something! Basically, he’s the best thing that EVER happened to me in this life and apart from him, I WOULD have no reason for being! I am ALIVE today because of HIM! I am forgiven of all my sins because of HIM and the spiritual sacrifice he made for ALL of mankind! And someday, I’ll get to live with him FOREVERMORE! 

The Lord is MY JOY & MY SALVATION! 😉  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So You “Think” You’re Saved…….ARE YOU?

At the very end of the New Testament, The book of REVELATION, CHAPTERS 21-22, gives people a VERY clear picture of what “Eternal Paradise/Heaven/New Millennial Kingdom” will look like.

But MANY PEOPLE, either knowingly or UNKNOWINGLY, don’t seem to be aware of the fact that VERY FEW PEOPLE will make it there. VERY FEW! In fact, today’s society says that “everyone goes to heaven”……

But folks, if THAT were true, Jesus himself wouldn’t have said in Matthew 7: 21-23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity“. 

In other words, on the day of Judgement, MANY PEOPLE are going to be ETERNALLY SHUNNED BY JESUS and thrown into everlasting fire. But right before they’re thrown into the flames, those people are more or less gonna be like, “What???!!!! I don’t get it! I never killed anyone! I went to church every week! I believed in heaven! I thought EVERYONE went to heaven! Please give me a 2nd chance, Lord! I didn’t know!” But AS the bible states, Jesus CAN NOT and WILL NOT give those people a 2nd chance! For by then, it’ll be too late for all those people! FOR ETERNITY!

The problem with many Christians (and even non-Christians) today is that they don’t truly READ the bible, front to back, so they don’t even know what’s truly in there. They just blindly trust whatever the pastor says, whatever some preacher on TV says, whatever their friend/family member/coworker says…….they don’t ever bother looking it up for themselves, alot of the times, and just make base assumptions on what they THINK the bible preaches! And oftentimes, what they THINK the bible preaches? The bible actually preaches just the OPPOSITE!

For example: Gay marriage. You won’t find a single page in ALL the bible that “condones” such behavior! On the OTHER hand, you WILL find about 28+ passages which CONDEMN that sort of “behavior” and that even call it AN ABOMINATION!

Another example: Many in today’s society will say “We don’t NEED to repent of our sins since Jesus ALREADY died for our sins!” And many people THINK that’s what the bible truly teaches. However, the bible TRULY teaches the OPPOSITE:

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, and FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT  – [Matthew 7:13-14]

But not only THAT, Jesus/Yeshua goes EVEN FURTHER in Luke 12:32 [New Testament] when he says, “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”. LITTLE FLOCK. LITTLE. He did NOT say “big flock”. He said “little flock” and “little flock” FOR A REASON, FOLKS!

The REASON is that VERY FEW people will TRULY desire to follow Christ in the last days (which we’re currently living in!) Why? Because they’re following Jesus in NAME only, and NOT in deed and action! They go to church every week, but forget Jesus the rest of the week. They listen to a sermon or read a blog post here and there, but haven’t picked up their bible in quite some time! They call themselves “Christian” but then turn around and support ABOMINABLE practices such as homosexuality/homosexual “rights”, divorce, premarital sex, abortion, etc.

Truth be told……SADLY……there’s many, many, MANY Christians out there today as a whole (and even some non-Christians, even) who “think” they’re Saved/will be Saved but are NOT truly saved…….

Remember the Pharisees and Sadducees in Jesus’s time? They thought they were living SO righteous, SO holy…by strictly following Jewish “law” for they thought the “law” would make them righteous…..

But what they didn’t realize is that their “Messiah” (Yeshua/Jesus Christ) was STANDING RIGHT BEFORE THEM and they acknowledged him not! In other words, they thought (in their own minds) that they were “mightier than God” since Jesus was “God in the flesh”.

However, in Isaiah 55:8-9, the Lord is recorded as saying: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LordFor as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts”. 

Isaiah 64:6 further goes on to say, But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away”.

HERE, this guy says it best at around the 4:50 mark and beyond

To be “Saved” by Yeshua/Jesus Christ is a BEAUTIFUL and WONDERFUL thing! However, it must be a TRUE heart-felt thing! In other words, we must obey Christ, not just out of sheer obligation, but because we WANT to and because we KNOW what HE, Christ, did for us during his crucifixion/resurrection/ascension back up to heaven to be on the right hand-hand throne of God, the Heavenly Father! (AND because HE, Christ, knows what’s best for us! He really, truly DOES folks, MARK MY WORDS!) 

Jesus is recorded as saying in John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my commandments”. In other words, in the Lord Jesus’s eyes, those who TRULY love him as Lord & Savior will OBEY HIM! Not just PARTIALLY (following only PARTS of the bible) but FULLY (following the ENTIRE bible, front to back!) And those who DON’T love him will NOT truly obey him or what he says in the bible! It’s THAT simple, folks!

So I leave you with this question: So you think you’re “Saved”…….but ARE YOU?

If Jesus Christ were to return to the Earth today, would He be pleased by how you’re living? Would he find you observing the 7th-day BIBLICAL Saturday Sabbath? Would he find you celebrating the BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS (Passover, Tabernacles, etc.?) Would he find you FORSAKING all things “Pagan” (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.?)

Would he find you loving your neighbor as yourself and giving to those less fortunate than you? Would he find you TRUSTING in and PRAISING HIM, CONSTANTLY? Would he find you to be of TRUE FAITH (not only in HIM but in his WORDS in the bible?) Would he find you standing up FOR his gospel and PREACHING HIS GOSPEL TO ALL NATIONS? In WHAT spiritual condition would he find you?

Matthew 6:21 expressedly states, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”.

In other words, the thing/s you treasure in life, is where you heart is, also! In other words, if you LOVE food, that’s where your heart is…….on food and NOT on Jesus/God Almighty! If you LOVE music/movies/TV shows/celebrities/alcohol/weed/partying, that’s where your heart “truly is”, NOT on the things of God!

Many, many Christians out there THINK they’re going to “heaven”…..THINK they’re living a “righteous and holy life”, THINK that there’s no way that Jesus could ever condemn THEM……..Yet sadly, many of these so-called “Christians” will end up in ETERNAL FLAMES because they are LUKEWARM and don’t TRULY love and OBEY Jesus the way they “claim”……..

Many Christians out there as well, aren’t full-water baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (even though the bible specifically commands us to do that in 7+ passages as a further act of obedience to HIM, Almighty God!) It is the “ceremonial washing away of sin”, the public declaration of faith, the receiving of the gift of the Holy Spirit (which is the spirit of truth/spiritual discernment), etc.

Revelation 7:3 says, “Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads”. Now, is that talking about full-water immersion baptism? Only the Lord himself could say. Still….the matter remains…….only a very few SELECT FEW will get to experience the full eternal peace of beauty of Revelation, Chapters 21-22, in the New Testament.

Go ahead. Read it. Both Chapters. Revelation 21-22, at the very end of the New Testament. And then try to tell me you don’t want to be there, someday. I bet you can’t.

IF you want that to be your eternity reality someday, than don’t just BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, OBEY HIM! OBEY HIM **FULLY**! [And believe me folks, that goes JUST AS MUCH for me as it does for all of YOU!]

Stop making excuses, people! Stop saying to yourselves, “But I’m tired! I don’t WANT to read the bible right now! I’ll NEVER be good enough to make it to the New Millennial Kingdom! Who cares, anyways? Hardly ANYONE’ll be considered worthy enough to go there anyways, so why even try! Everyone goes to heaven, who cares who’s righteous or not! Jesus will accept me, rather I’m gay or not!”

Just stop it with the excuses, folks! Stop it right now! “Check yourself before you wreck yourself”, as one Christian on Youtube has once said a time or more. Is all that “sin” in your lives worth it? Is 5 minutes of pleasure worth AN ETERNITY IN FLAMES?

Only Jesus Christ/Yeshua himself will be able to determine rather you’re truly “Saved” in his great, heavenly name or not, on the Day of Judgement. But until then, HUMBLE YOURSELF BEFORE HIM, REPENT OF ALL YOUR SINS, AND CRY OUT TO HIM TO SAVE YOU AND HE WILL SAVE YOU! MARK MY WORDS!

Don’t live a life without Christ, folks! It’s not worth it! 5 minutes of pleasure is NOT worth an eternity in FLAMES! And a life without Christ at the head/center is not a life worth living! For what IS life without Christ? Answer: NOTHING! Why? Because Jesus Christ/God in the flesh is the author and CREATOR of all life! He is LIFE ETERNAL and the GRANTER of everlasting life!

He created the universe and the heavens! Therefore, doesn’t it stand to reason that if he created the universe and the heavens, and can count the number of hairs on your head and has the keys to hell and death, that it would pay to SERVE HIM? Why serve Satan/pleasure, the father of all lies, the being/things that will take you straight to hell/eternal destruction in the flames? 

On the Day of Judgement, Jesus will likely ask people if all their “unrepentant sin” was worth it. What will most people say? What will YOU say, on that fateful day? 

The choice is up to YOU, folks! But don’t EVER say I never warned you! 

We Must Be BORN AGAIN!

Many a “Christian” can read or quote bible verses, go to “church” every week and carry the mere “label” of “Christian”, but if they don’t truly APPLY what they read in the bible to their OWN LIVES, then they’re only a “nominal Christian”, at best.

There was quite a controversy awhile back when an atheist guy pegged many of today’s “Christians” as “cafeteria Christians” in an article. But sadly, that guy is right. Many “Christians” today think they “want the lettuce without the tomato” or the “onion without no ketchup” on their “hamburger of righteousness”. In other words, they pick and choose which parts of the bible they want to adhere to and which parts they don’t.

In fact, many of today’s “Christians” don’t read the Old Testament AT ALL! They find it to be “boring”, “outdated”, “Jewish ONLY”, etc.! But what many of them don’t realize (and what many Jews themselves out there don’t realize, as well) is that the bible (Old AND New Testaments) is ONE COMPLETE TESTAMENT of Almighty God! You can’t have the Old without the New and you can’t have the New without the Old! They are SYNONYMOUS with one another!

In fact, did you know that Jesus Christ made PRE-FLESH appearances in the OLD TESTAMENT? These are known as CHRISTOPHANIES! Here are just a FEW examples of such:

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“He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God” — [Daniel 3:25]

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Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.

Then Joshua fell face-down to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” The commander of the Lord’s army replied,Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so” — [Joshua 5:13-15]

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“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh.

And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed

 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved” — [Genesis 32: 24-28, Genesis 32:30]

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And that’s just THREE examples! There’s many, many more but for the sake of time and space, I must narrow it down to those three………

But the point I want to make is that is that NOT ONLY is the bible (the ENTIRE bible, front to back) a COMPLETE TESTAMENT of God/Jesus Christ Almighty but also that we must adhere to ALL of it, not just certain parts of it!

There’s many “Christians” out there today, for example, whom DON’T believe in either the FIRST book of the bible (Genesis) or the very LAST book of the bible (Revelation). And AS SOON AS you take out ONE book of the bible, you’d then have to take out ALL books of the bible, since it’s either ALL true or it isn’t, right folks?

And I submit to you today that the bible (front to back) is 100% true! I’ve actually physically SEEN Jesus Christ during a Near Death Experience! And once you’ve SEEN him during an NDE and KNOW him to be 100% real beyond all reasonable doubt, there is no UN-SEEING him!

Nicodemus was a member of the high Jewish council, back in biblical times. And he asked Jesus Christ how to be “Saved”. And here was Jesus’s response to Nicodemus’s question:

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“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God”[John 3:3]

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” — [John 3: 4-6]

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In other words, Jesus Christ is saying in that passage that we MUST be born again as “spirit-filled” believers in HIM! But the only way we can do that is through being “born again”. And the only way we can be “born again” is through WATER AND THE SPIRIT! Translation? Baptism!

In other words, getting saved is by GRACE through FAITH + OBEDIENCE! Now, before others start touting me as saying, “You’re preaching a works-based Salvation”, that’s not what I’m saying AT ALL! What I’m saying is that we’re Saved in the name of Jesus by grace through faith AND obedience!

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“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity — [Matthew 7: 21-23]

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Translation? You can “believe” in Jesus Christ all you want to, until the cows come home! But if you don’t also OBEY Jesus Christ and his commands in the bible, you’re not truly BORN AGAIN! And you WON’T be Saved in the name of Jesus Christ UNTIL you get truly BORN AGAIN, are you HEARING me on this, people?

Lets examine another passage, here……

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Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” — [Matthew 5: 17-18]

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Look around you, folks! Has ALL been fulfilled yet, according to the bible? Or is there much, much MORE yet to be fulfilled (according to the book of Daniel, book of Revelation, Ezekiel, etc.?) Hint: ALL won’t be fulfilled until the times of Revelation chapters 21-22!

So that brings to mind my next point. What is baptism and why is it a required mark of obedience to our Lord & King [Jesus Christ Almighty?] Answer: It is the public declaration of faith, the ceremonial “washing away” of sins and the “old life”, the “spiritual cleansing/rebirth” into the “new life” with Christ, and the means by which we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit/The Spirit of Truth (which will help guide us into ALL righteousness and will tell us the things that are of God/Jesus Christ and that are NOT of God/Jesus Christ……the spirit of spiritual discernment….).

And for those who try to claim that baptism is NOT a required mark of obedience to our lord & King Jesus Christ Almighty, please prayerfully consider the following bible passages:

  1. Luke 3:16

  2. Matthew 3:13-17

  3. Mark 1: 9-11

  4. Luke 3: 21-22

  5. John 1: 29-33

  6. Mark 1: 4-5

  7. Mark 16:16

  8. Acts 2:38

  9. Acts 8: 35-38

  10. Acts 16: 31-33

  11. Romans 6: 3-6

  12. 1 Corinthians 12:13

  13. Galatians 3:27

  14. 1 Peter 3:21

Because SADLY, many “Christians” are going around today, thinking that, “All I have to do is believe in Jesus Christ and live a good life and I’m saved, easy as pie!” But it’s NOT that simple, folks! In fact, Jesus Christ describes it as a NARROW WALK!

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Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereatBecause strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” — [Matthew 7: 13-14]

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The Christians that think that baptism isn’t required at all for a mark of obedience to our Lord & King Jesus Christ Almighty reminds me of the people that Jesus describes as walking on a “broad path” in the above passage. Because non-believers ALSO think that baptism’s not required [as a mark of obedience to Jesus Christ Almighty] to get to the Lord’s kingdom [what THEY oftentimes refer to as “heaven”]. Do you get where I’m going with this, people?

Ofcourse, for those who are INCAPABLE of getting to a body of water [those in a coma, in EXTREME medical conditions, or other conditions which PREVENT a person from being baptized — such as the thief on the cross, for instance], the Lord Jesus will make an exception.

But in ALL other cases where a person is physically ABLE to get baptized in a body of water — or bathtub/tub full of water — and chooses NOT to? The Lord will hold that person accountable on the Day of Judgement! The non-baptized Christians will be like the people in the Matthew 7:22ish passage, Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”

But instead of PRAISING the willfully disobedient unbaptized Christian, Jesus Christ will INSTEAD say, “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” – [Matthew 7:23b] 

Okay, let us backtrack once more to Jesus’s response to Nicodemus, who wanted to know how to “get Saved” in the name of Christ:

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” — [John 3: 5-6]

Now, there’s still some Christians out there which CLAIM that one can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit WITHOUT water baptism…..But unfortunately, there’s no scriptural basis for that [outside of the thief on the cross who got saved but that’s a whole different story altogether as the thief on the cross wasn’t ABLE to get to a body of water for baptism!]

Not to mention that Jesus Christ HIMSELF was baptized in the River Jordan, while all his disciples were full-water-immersion baptized as well! So clearly, if baptism were NOT required in any way, shape or form, A) Jesus Christ HIMSELF wouldn’t have done it and commanded others to do so and B) Jesus Christ wouldn’t have baptized me HIMSELF during my NDE when I was around 2 years old or so!

I really don’t know how it’s even possible for people to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit/Spirit of Truth WITHOUT a full-water immersion baptism. Yes, there’s plenty of “Catholics”, “Lutherans”, “Episcopalians”, etc. that get baptized “with a sprinkling” but THAT’S NOT BIBLICAL!

In fact, just look at how many “Catholics”, “Lutherans”, “Methodists” etc. SUPPORT the abominable sins of abortion, divorce, remarriage and the gay/trans movement today! That’s because they WEREN’T properly baptized with the BIBLICAL model of baptism (full-water immersion) and DON’T have the Holy Spirit (the TRUE, BIBLICAL HOLY SPIRIT OF TRUTH) residing in their souls/churches. Because if they DID, they’d KNOW the ABOMINABLE HELLISHNESS of the gay/trans movement, abortion, divorce, remarriage, etc.

Mormons are a different case. They USE full-water-immersion baptism but they do it IMPROPERLY. Since the Holy Spirit is NOT in the Mormon church, the “Spirit” that unsuspecting people can baptized INTO in the Mormon church is NOT the Holy Spirit of the bible but rather, another “Spirit”, altogether! A dark, Satanic one, that is!

The Mormon church is based on LIES! Joseph Smith had over 99 FAILED prophecies! 99! Jesus Christ Almighty? Hasn’t had one failed prophecy, YET! Just goes to show ya the difference between God’s Eternal Truth contained in Jesus Christ Almighty and the Devil’s Eternal LIES (found in the FALSE, UNBIBLICAL prophet Joseph Smith).

And I’m not even gonna touch on OTHER false religions out there that GO AGAINST Jesus Christ Almighty and his Eternal Truths found in the bible (Old AND New Testaments!)

But you got two choices and two choices, ONLY: Are you gonna FULLY submit to Jesus Christ and obey ALL his commands in the bible, including baptism/being born again of water AND of spirit? Or are you gonna follow a DIFFERENT religion, no religion, Satan’s religion, or a NON-BIBLICAL “Christian tradition”?

Because today, I submit to you that the ONLY TRUE religion on Earth is MESSIANIC CHRISTIANITY! One that adheres to both Old AND New Testaments! One that celebrates the Lord’s TRUE, 7th day (blessed, consecrated/sanctified) BIBLICAL SABBATH (Saturday) and that celebrates the TRUE BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS (such as Passover, Tabernacles, Trumpets, etc.)

One that partakes of BIBLICAL baptism (full-water-immersion baptism in the name of Jesus Christ Almighty! Because one truly wants to, not because they “have to”!) One that embraces the Lord’s truth found in the bible and rejects ALL outside sources that attempt to “tamper” with it! One that DOES AWAY WITH ALL THINGS PAGAN (Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, etc.)

Because lets face it, Jews are missing the complete truth of God (as they practically do away with the New Testament and Old Testament, COMPLETELY!) They have replaced TRUTH with TRADITIONS OF MAN (the Talmud). Just like today’s “Christians” are ALSO missing half the truth (they do away with the Old Testament, as if it no longer matters!) So Christians (as a whole) only have HALF THE TRUTH of GOD!

But “BIBLICAL Christians?” They have the full 100% BIBLICAL, UNALTERED ETERNAL TRUTH OF GOD, and Satan HATES THAT! He absolutely, positively can not STAND the fact that “BIBLICAL Christians” have the full eternal truth of God in their minds, hearts, bodies and spirits! So he spiritually fights against THEM the most!

For example, he’ll send “unbiblical Christians” to try to make them DOUBT that the Lord wants them ONLY CELEBRATING the BIBLICAL 7TH DAY SABBATH and BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS! He’ll also occasionally send “old school” Jews in their path, calling them a “spiritual charlatan” for celebrating the “Jewish feasts”, and “how DARE THEY celebrate in feasts that old school Jews consider sacred”, etc.!

[Hint: They’re not so much “Jewish feasts” so much as they are BIBLICAL FEASTS for ALL the Lord’s people to observe, not just SOME!]

But WHEN, as a BIBLICAL Christian, you get that sense of, “is it REALLY wrong for me to celebrate in the biblical 7th-day Sabbath and the bible’s BIBLICAL holidays?”, KNOW THIS: Satan and his demons are silently declaring WAR on you, trying ever-so-hard to take you away from the Lord’s eternal truth! But don’t let them win, folks! Pray in the name of Almighty Yeshua that you’ll be able to stand in these last days!

And for those of you out there that think that Jesus Christ and his disciples DIDN’T partake of the 7th-day biblical Sabbath and 7 biblical holidays + 2 Minor biblical holidays? Here’s proof [while the John 5:1 feast is still up to biblical interpretation by most bible scholars]:

  • Luke 13:10 [7th Day Saturday Sabbath]
  • Matthew 26:17 [Passover/Unleavened Bread]
  • Luke 2: 41-42 [Passover]
  • John 7:1-2 & Acts 18:21 [Tabernacles]
  • Acts 2:1 [Pentecost]
  • Acts 27:9 [Day of Atonement]
  • Luke 22: 1-7 [Unleavened Bread]
  • John 7-9 [Last Great Day]
  • John 10: 22-23 [Chanukah]
  • John 5:1 [Purim?]

So therefore, if Jesus Christ and his own disciples celebrated the “Jewish feasts”, that can only mean that we ourselves are to follow their example! 

Jesus Christ is PERSONALLY REVEALED in every and every one of the “feasts”, listed up above. But yet, Jesus Christ is actually MOCKED in today’s PAGANIZED CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS. Christmas reduces Jesus Christ to nothing more than a “helpless babe in a manger”, while Easter equates Jesus with Ishtar, the Babylonian/Persian fertility “goddess”. 

So in closing, REMEMBER:

A). We must be BORN AGAIN by WATER AND SPIRIT (Baptism – not ONLY of the body, but of the mind, heart, body AND spirit!)

B). Today’s PAGANIZED “Christian holidays” MOCK Jesus Christ, while the JEWISH/BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS actually REVEAL AND CELEBRATE Jesus Christ! 

You can follow traditions of man……….OR………you can follow the TRUE, BIBLICAL JEWISH TRADITIONS of Jesus Christ and his disciples THEMSELVES! The choice is up to YOU! But don’t say I didn’t warn you! 

Because you really DON’T want to be one of of those people whom Jesus Christ says to someday, “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” — Matthew 7:23b

And lets face it. Placing PAGAN TRADITIONS over the BIBLE’S TRADITIONS truly IS “working iniquity” in one’s mind, heart, body and spirit, IS IT NOT? 

I pray that all souls who read this will become BORN AGAIN by water and spirit and will PUT AWAY all things/traditions Pagan and EMBRACE the Jewishness of Jesus Christ and disciples and EMBRACE God’s traditions (7th-day Sabbath, biblical holidays), instead of man’s “traditions” (false man-made Sunday Sabbath, Christmas, Easter, etc.) Amen. 

Morality Based on “Feelings” Is NO Morality AT ALL!

Back in the year 1985 or so, “morality” (in and of itself) seemed to be determined by the written Word of God (the bible). And then slowly through the “media” and “popular culture”, the written Word of God seemed to’ve become VAGRANT (“lost on the train tracks of human practice/history”) over the years.

By the year 1994 rolled around, things were beginning to “shift” DRAMATICALLY, as people were starting to “think” instead of “do”, as it pertains to the written Word of God. Around the year 1997, Ellen Degeneres came out as a “gay character” on the show called “Ellen”. [Interestingly and oddly enough, what does the word “Degeneres” remind you of, in the English language? Anyone?] This (in MY opinion) was kind’ve the VERY beginning stages of the “I was born this way” and “loud and proud/gay pride” movement among the “homosexual activists”. Because I don’t really remember hearing of any “gay pride parades” before then.

Those points aside, now look at the year 2015. They’ve legalized gay marriage in all 50 U.S. States, abortion and abortion clinics are running RAMPANT in today’s country, Satanism/New Age/Wicca is ON THE RISE, Jesus/bible mocking is on the TRIPLE RISE, plus the people of this country (as a whole) are now slowly being aggressively/subconsciously desensitized to pedophilia (look no further than the shows Toddlers & Tiaras, Dance Moms, Dancing with YT and Precision Dance Studios — which dresses young girls up in prostitute-like garb and the movie Lolita (enough said) or the movie called Bad Grandpa — where the grandson dresses up like a stripper, strips on stage and has MONEY thrown at him like he’s an actual hooker! SICKENING!)

In fact, many of today’s parents and PEOPLE IN GENERAL…….SEE NOTHING WRONG with the following 4 clips down below! And their “argument” for such a “positive viewpoint” of these clips is to “stop sexualizing this!” But yet, THEY are the ones sexualizing it by NOT seeing anything wrong with it! (We’re living in the times of the End, folks!)

The choreographers and judges THEMSELVES? THEY were the ones who originally decided it was a “good idea” to a) dress up these girls in prostitute-like garb, b) choreograph the dance routine to dirty, “nasty” music and c) choreograph the dance routines for the young girls to “twerk”, etc. And ya want to know what’s EVEN MORE sickening than all the above and the girls’ parents’ and other people LOUDLY CHEERING in the background?

The Dance Studios of today, in general, in FIERCE competition within one another to see WHAT dance studio can come up with the most sexualized, most raunchiest, most dirtiest routines with the YOUNGEST AGE(S)! DOES ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE NOT “SEE THIS” FOR WHAT IT “REALLY IS”? A blatant attempt on the “choreographer’s part” to try to DESENSITIZE people to this sort of thing? Look at how many people (namely, the parents) already see “nothing wrong” with this sort’ve thing! The desensitization process has already begun!

[And what’s more, on the show Dance Moms, many of the girls have already broken down IN TEARS, according to several Youtube clips! You can tell they don’t really want to be doing it but that their moms are forcing/strongly encouraging them to, just to be on the show! They’re NOT ONLY taking away their little girl’s childhood and innocence and using them for a “cash cow” but they’re also spiritually, physically, psychologically, mentally and emotionally ruining them, as well!

These girls weren’t just crying because of what ABBY was doing to them but what their OWN MOTHERS are doing to them! Making them be in a fierce, competitive, sexualized dance industry that they themselves (the girls) don’t actually want to be in! Have the mothers ever ONCE stopped to wonder about that or consider their own daughter’s TRUE feelings about the thing? One of the girls was saying in the Youtube clip, “I don’t want to do this anymore” to her mother.

And what did her mother say, in response? She more or less said, “Don’t let Abby do that to you, keep dancing!”, instead of actually LISTENING to her daughter, for once! And no doubt one of these days, when these girls grow older and realize what their moms did when they were younger — use them for fame and money — they’re no doubt going to RESENT THEM! I KID YOU NOT!]   

THESE CLIPS ARE ABSOLUTELY BEYOND DISGUSTING AND **IF** YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT SEES “NOTHING WRONG” WITH THEM, MAY THE LORD JESUS HAVE MERCY UPON YOUR VERY **SOUL**! [And yes, I HATE, HATE, HATE having to put the links to these clips on here but people MUST see the example of just how BAD things have become in this world!] 

But that goes into my next point: morality based on “feelings” is NO MORALITY AT ALL! I don’t care what ANYONE says!

Our laws are actually based on God’s laws: murder (“thou shalt not kill”), lying in court and/or to the police/FBI (“shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor”), stealing (“thou shalt not steal”), lust (“thou shalt not commit adultery”), envy (“thou shalt not covet..”), etc. And those right there make up the MAJORITY of “sins” committed by people in today’s world!

Take away God’s law – and our laws BASED off God’s law – and you’ve got NOTHING! For if morality was “subjective”, WHOM would get to decide what laws are made and how transgression of those laws would be imposed? What if ONE person thought stealing was wrong while ANOTHER person thought it was okay? Who would be right, in those regards, in the “subjective morality” model? Cause certainly they can’t BOTH be right! Do you get where I’m going with this, people?

But yet, that’s EXACTLY what many people in today’s country here in America (and even in the WORLD) — liberals and progressives, mostly — are trying to do, today. They’re more or less saying, “I don’t NEED you, God! I don’t NEED you, constitution of the U.S! I am my OWN moral compass and my OWN moral authority! Only *I* get to decide what’s right and wrong!”

Well, look at many of today’s serial killers, for instance. In THEIR mind, they were doing “nothing wrong” when they went out and killed someone/a group of people. And the active homosexuals in today’s world? They see “nothing wrong” with MOCKING THE ALMIGHTY IMAGE OF GOD **WITH** THEIR SIN OF **SODOMY**! And the judges and choreographers of the young girls dressed in prostitute-like garb? They saw “nothing wrong with it”. Do you get where I’m going with this, folks?

But just what if our law was done away with and there was “no law” (assuming the liberals and progs got their way) and each man got to decide for HIMSELF or HERSELF what was right and wrong? Again, WHOM would get decide what was right and wrong? How would transgression of the so-called law (or lack of law) be inforced/reinforced? What would we be able to use as a weight and measure system?

Hint: there WOULD be no weight and measure system! And as a result, people would be killing each other off, stealing each other’s money and materials possessions right and left and there would be NO END to the chaos! That’s WHY God put his law into action in the bible! Because WITHOUT it, there WOULD no humanity left still alive! (And likely, no animal, either!)

For if murder was no sin, for example, I highly doubt any one human would be spared alive, as ALL humans (rather they want to admit it or not) have probably been angry enough with someone to want to kill them at atleast ONE point in our lives! Thankfully, the Lord God gave each and every one of us a “conscience”!

In fact, most people know (after they’ve said a not so nice thing to someone, for instance) that the thing they said just moments earlier “wasn’t so nice”. But yet, “I’m sorry” are two of the most hardest words to say for most people, in today’s world! And I think that ties in with the human tendency (in general) to want to to try to BURY and HIDE our sins from others and from Almighty God!

Look at the Ashley Madison users, for instance. They logged on the “cheating website” because they saw NOTHING WRONG with it! In THEIR mind, they were committing what THEY thought was a “moral right” or “moral necessity”. But, our sins ALWAYS and FOREVER have a way of finding us out, DON’T THEY? As both Planned Parenthood & affiliates and Ashley Madison users discovered.

That’s DIRECTLY in line with Luke 8:17, “For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad” and Jeremiah 16:17, “My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes”.

[[Although what a total mess that would be for someone who’s email was falsely put on there, only to have their spouse falsely think they committed a sin of adultery when they didn’t! In that case, may the Lord SWIFTLY clear that person’s name and have their marriage spared! Amen]].

But then again, the “subjective morality” model goes much, much deeper than that. Look at the choreographers and judges who “obviously” secretly prize “pedophilia”, for instance. They seem to find nothing wrong with it. And they claim they’re “giving the American people what they want”. However, can we ask this question? We MUST ask this question: could it be perhaps that THEY – the judges and choreographers – are secretly giving THEMSELVES what they want? And that they’re USING the choreography/dance/judging platform to GET AWAY WITH IT? In PLAIN SITE? WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!!!!

Pretty soon, we’ll more or less LIVE in such a world as that……….where each person gets to decide their OWN morality (or lack of it, should I say). And it’ll be pretty scary, INDEED! The DEPTHS that such people will go to, to live life “their way”, instead of “God’s way”. Look at the Burning Man Festival out in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, for instance. Each year, they “draw a line in the sand” and whoever crosses that line gets to be bound by NO MORALITY! ANYTHING GOES! **ANYTHING**! And this “Burning Man Festival” concept is spreading like “cultural wildfire” ALL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!

I know I got saved by Jesus Christ during a near-death experience when I was little, around the age of 2. But when I got older, I’ve had times in my life when I lived FOR God/Jesus Christ and AGAINST God/Jesus Christ. So I can tell you right now that living AGAINST God/Jesus Christ comes with CONSEQUENCES. And in the cases of Planned Parenthood and Ashley Madison users, SEVERE CONSEQUENCES!

One thing I DO know for 100% sure is that GOD’S WRATH IS UPON AMERICA! She has become like a BRAZEN, MURDEROUS WHORE of a NATION! And the abomination of her FILTH has reached all the way up to HEAVEN! The Lord can take it NO MORE! Something’s gotta give and that something is gonna be THIS VERY HERE AMERICAN NATION! MARK MY WORDS! For she is the QUEEN OF FILTH!

“How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow” – Revelation 18:7

And oddly enough, that passage can ALSO simultaneously apply to THE VATICAN! (The city that sits upon SEVEN HILLS! Sound familiar?)

But in conclusion, I’d just like to say that ANY type of so-called “morality” WITHOUT God/the bible is NO MORALITY AT ALL! For ANYTHING (and I do mean ANYTHING) that goes AGAINST God/the bible in ANY type of way is NOT MORAL but instead is SATANIC! Please keep this fact in mind as the Progs and Liberals try FURTHER and FURTHER to try to get YOU (the bible-believing, bible-ADHERING Christian) to believe/follow THEIR false, “subjective morality” (“it’s OK to have an abortion”, “it’s OK to be gay/live the gay lifestyle”, “gay marriage is just *posh*, “there’s no NEED for the bible and it’s precepts in today’s times!”, etc.) DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES, folks! THEY’RE SATAN’S HENCHMEN! THEY REALLY ARE!

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, PEOPLE! FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY/THE BIBLE AND NOT MAN/MANKIND! Don’t let demonically-deceived gay people “whine” to you that they “born that way”, don’t let a “trans person” FEED ON YOUR EMOTIONS and try to get you to “fully accept” trans people, don’t let the media’s image of “gay children” or “children with gay parents” emotionally manipulative you into accepting the gay lifestyle! I’M SERIOUS, FOLKS! The lies of Satan/demons/liberals/progs are SO SUBTLE, that UNLESS you’re in the Word of God, you won’t even SEE THEM and REALIZE those “VERY SUBTLE LIES” for what they really are! 

A lie doesn’t just have to be SPOKEN, people! It can also be VISUALIZED! We MUST NOT forget that fact! Non-verbal Youtube commercials which show a “gay, happy couple”, for instance. The commercial might not say many words but the images speaks a thousand words. The gay movement is NOTHING MORE than PROMOTION OF SIN! (And even the threat or death or imprisonment isn’t gonna stop me from saying so!)  

I think that’s what alot of non-Christians don’t get. They DON’T seem to understand why an imprisoned Christian’s faith grows EVEN MORE stronger and bolder than ever before! But in fact some of the MOST POWERFUL books of the bible were WRITTEN in “prison/imprisoned settings”. Why? Because when a Christian is living in the world, they have everything they need and so, as a result, they don’t seek God as much. But when everything’s suddenly taken away from them and they’re imprisoned (for whatever reason), just like the Jews in Nazi Germany, their faith is ALL they have to go on, at that point! Which is WHY their faith and their resolve becomes TEN TIMES MORE when imprisoned than not! [But again, that might be a different post for a different day].

Look at boys that “feel like girls” or “girls that feel like boys”. They are the epitome of “I think, therefore I am”. However, thinking does NOT produce you as something you’re NOT! Because no matter HOW MUCH cosmetic or sex-change surgery a person gets, they STILL can’t change their “genetic code”. For they are STILL a “genetic male” or “genetic female”. I for example REFUSE to call a man a woman or a woman a man! For God made us both male or female (respectfully).

And so to try to re-create ourselves as anything other than how Almighty God made us is just “mute”. And to feel that we are something that GOES AGAINST our natural God-given biology is just a “mental illness”, a “spiritual sickness”, if you will. Because the truth is, every person is BORN straight, like it or not. It’s an INNATE TRAIT. But AS people get older and some sort of “trauma” comes into their life, that’s when Satan and his demons are able to successfully “trick” some people into going AGAINST their natural, God-given biology. That’s the TRUTH about the matter!

Sadly, many people don’t want to hear it. They want to CONTINUE living their lives as if there’s no God and one of these days, they’re gonna have a rude, rude awakening when they realize the Christians that tried to warn them about their sin were in fact, RIGHT, and they themselves were WRONG! But by THEN, it’ll be too late for them! They’ll likely try to cry out to Jesus and claim things like, “but Jesus! I didn’t know! I didn’t know that being gay was a sin! I didn’t know that being a trans person was a sin! I didn’t know that dressing young girls up in prostitute-like garb for a live national dance competition was a sin!” But Jesus will say to them, “I never knew you, depart from me, ye workers of iniquity!” 

The truth is, there can BE no true morality without God because God IS morality! He’s the creator of it! And he’s SO righteous and SO holy, that he can’t let ANY unrepentant sin into heaven! So PLEASE people……..THINK TWICE before you think that YOUR opinion of “morality” is more important than GOD’S DECREE on morality! 

Many people say, “I’ve never killed anyone, I’m basically a good person, I’m good, so God should let me into heaven”. Ever stolen anything? Even as a small child? What does that make you? A thief. Ever lusted after someone you weren’t married to? Even ONCE? That makes you an adulterer. Have you ever envied something that belonged to another? That makes you a coveter. Ever said the Lord’s name in vain? Even ONCE? That makes you a blasphemer. And that’s just FOUR of the 10 commandments!

Therefore, we’re ALL sinners and we’re ALL in need for forgiveness of our sins! Forgiveness of our sins is by grace through faith + obedience. But in order to accept Jesus’s sacrifice for our sins, we must REPENT of our sins! That means, give them up and stop doing them! And then, immediately upon believing, we must (as a further act of obedience), get full-water-immersion baptized in the name of Jesus Christ!

For that represents the ceremonial washing away of sins, the public declaration of faith, and represents becoming “born again” of water and of spirit! It’s also the point in time where we fully RECEIVE the gift of the Holy Spirit/the Spirit of Truth & Spiritual Discernment and DIE to our old way of life! And then, after that, we’re to obey the 10 commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, celebrate in the Lord’s 7 Annual Feasts and 7th day Sabbath (which is SATURDAY) and to Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” – Matthew 28:19-20

Water Baptism: A Further Mark of Obedience to the Lord!

Many Christians today believe that they DON’T need to be baptized at all. However, according to the bible, there are over 7+ passages which explicitly state that full-water-immersion baptism is COMMENDED, immediately upon first believing in Jesus Christ! Yeah, you heard me right: FULL WATER-IMMERSION BAPTISM, not some “minor sprinkling” upon the forehead!

And though there were/are times/cases where a person is NOT able to get water baptized (the thief on the cross, people who are paralyzed/have no limbs, people who are lying gravely ill in a hospital bed, Syrian Christians who were beheaded before they had a chance to get baptized, etc.), those whom ARE able to get water baptized SHOULD, as it’s a further step of “obedience” to the Lord Jesus!

Let us examine the following bible passages down below:

Mark 16:16 “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned”

Luke 3: 21-22 “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased”

Mark 1: 9-11 “And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”

Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”

Mark 1: 4-5 “John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins”

Acts 8: 35-38 “Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him”

Romans 6:3-6 “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin”

Galatians 3: 27 “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ”

1 Peter 3: 21 “The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ”

1 Corinthians 12: 13 “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit”

Acts 16: 31-33 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway”

John 1: 29-33 “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost”

Matthew 3: 13-17 “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”

Luke 3:16 “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire”

During my Near-Death experience when I was around 2 years of age, Jesus himself made me dunk myself under the water and “get baptized in the spirit of truth”. Therefore, I know in my heart and soul that full-water-immersion baptism is REQUIRED! Jesus AND his disciples did it, as did his followers! The thief on the cross is the ONLY exception that I can think of, since the thief had NO WAY of having a full water immersion baptism. But everyone else that can do a full water immersion baptism is REQUIRED to, upon VERY FIRST believing in Jesus Christ! The disciples and Jesus’s followers got baptized IMMEDIATELY upon believing, WITHOUT DELAY! So should we………….

“A man who knows that he is saved by believing in Christ does not, when he is baptized, lift his baptism into a saving ordinance. In fact, he is the very best protester against that mistake, because he holds that he has no right to be baptized until he is saved.”  ~ Charles Spurgeon

“Baptism separates the tire kickers from the car buyers.”  ~ Max Lucado

“We may never be martyrs but we can die to self, to sin, to the world, to our plans and ambitions. That is the significance of baptism; we died with Christ and rose to new life”  ~ Vance Haver

“Baptism is faith in action.”  ~ Watchman Nee

“God’s people should be baptized because God commanded it, not because some church requires it.”  ~ John R. Rice

But all in all, water baptism represents the “ceremonial washing away of sins” and the “old life” and being baptized into the “new life”. It’s also the means by how Jesus Christ gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit/the spirit of truth. It’s how Jesus Christ gave ME the spirit of truth (during my NDE). So I can only speak from the bible and my own experience with water baptism. 

But let me specify, though. Baptism is NOT required for “Salvation”, alone. Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ ALONE is HIMSELF the way to Salvation/Forgiveness of Sins. For Salvation comes by Grace through FAITH + Obedience. So essentially, water baptism is one step closer in our submissive obedience to HIM and him, alone! 

22 Lies of the Modern Day Christian “Church”

1). **The Church Is A Building And Not A Body Of Believers**

FALSE!

Around the time of 325A.D., Roman emperor Constantine decided that “Christians” should have a “church building” like the Pagans did and thus, attempted to change the meeting practices of ALL Christians within the Roman Empire and royally commissioned several church buildings to be built. In fact, he is considered the “father of church buildings”.

But we know from the bible that church buildings are NOT biblical! In other words, the TRUE “church” of Jesus Christ Almighty IS the body/assembly of believers THEMSELVES and NOT a “building”! Several bible passages in point:

 John 2:19Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up

**Mark 14:58** “We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands” 

Matthew 26:61And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days

[Note: The top 3 passages all talk about Jesus Christ speaking of HIS BODY, which had REPLACED the Jewish temple in significance and WOULD permanently replace the Jewish “temple” AT his death and resurrection, as recorded in Matthew 27:51 and Mark 15:38]

Matthew 27:51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent

Mark 15:38And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom

Ephesians 2:19-22 states: “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit

Acts 2:47Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved

Acts 17:24God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth NOT in temples made with hands

2 Corinthians 5:1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us

Matthew 8:20 “Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head

Matthew 5:14-16Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”

The whole entire CONCEPT of a “church building”, in and of itself, is a MANMADE INSTITUTION, by man, FOR man, ADMINISTERED by man and NOT for or by Jesus Christ Almighty (lets get real, here!) The modern day “church” operates LIKE A BUSINESS (money offering plates, “church budgets”, church real-estate, pastor salaries, etc.)

Not to mention that Jesus’s apostles and followers were more like a “traveling assembly of believers”. Jesus Christ carried no money or possessions with Him. In fact, the “assembly” of believers went OUT into the world (into the public square and market places to preach the Lord Jesus’s message of Salvation, they didn’t hide behind 4 walls one day a week!) Instead of trying to invite outsiders IN, they instead CHASED AFTER the “outsiders” to preach the message of Salvation. Where and when do you ever see that sort’ve thing happening today (outside of a few Jehovah’s Witnesses going door to door — but that’s a different post for a different day). 

Most “Christians” of today actually HIDE behind the 4 walls of the “church building” instead of BEING the church. Because remember that the TRUE “church” of Jesus Christ is the BODY OF BELIEVERS!

Now, does that mean that the “true church” (the body/assembly of believers themselves) CAN’T meet inside a building every week? No. Because people that meet in a building every week can still “BE” the church (attending to the poor and needy, etc.) all throughout the week if they TRULY desire to live by Jesus Christ’s holy commandments. But they can NOT (if they are to be 100% biblically accurate) call the “building” the “house of God”, say that “church buildings are biblical — historically speaking” or say they are “going to church“, for they must remember (biblically-speaking) that they ARE “the church”! 

2). The Sabbath Day and the Lord’s Day are one and the same.

FALSE!

The Sabbath is a day of rest/reflection/celebration each week (which is biblically on SATURDAY) while the Lord’s Day refers to the time of revelation and judgement. This is evidenced by Amos 5:20, Isaiah 8:22, Isaiah 13:10, Obadiah 1:15, and Zephaniah 1:15

3). The Sabbath is on Sunday and not Saturday.

FALSE!

Constantine CHANGED THE BIBLICAL 7th Day SABBATH from Saturday TO SUN-DAY, venerable worship day of the SUN! Therefore, modern day Christianity is more or less just ANCIENT BABYLONIAN SUN WORSHIP, REPACKAGED!

4). One must wait to be baptized.

FALSE!

During the time of Jesus and the apostles and the 1st century, “Christians” got baptized almost IMMEDIATELY upon believing upon the name of Jesus Christ, with little or no delay!

5). One must tithe in order to have financial favor from the Almighty.

FALSE!

There is NO biblical command to tithe 1/10th of one’s income! Just like there is NO biblical command to tithe to pay for “church building upgrades” or the “pastor’s new car”, etc.

6). The Lord’s supper is supposed to be a SOLEMN assembly with a simple wafer cracker and shot glass of wine.

FALSE!

The Lord’s supper was/is supposed to be a FULL FESTIVE MEAL of HAPPY CELEBRATION with each partaker partaking of it EQUALLY! As in, it is NOT EVEN BIBLICAL to have one person “set above” another for the Lord’s supper since, according to the bible, ALL partakers of the Lord’s Supper are considered EQUAL and NO-ONE has the right, biblically speaking, to dress up in special garments and set up an “alter table” that only the priest/pastor is allowed to pray over!

During the time of the Last Supper, Jesus and his 12 apostles were partaking of the Last Supper during PASSOVER, when a Passover lamb was to be sacrificed/slaughtered.

And in ancient/current Jewish tradition, the PASSOVER was/is an ELABORATE meal.

So in other words, it was meant to be a FULL MEAL.

We find evidence of that in Acts 2: 46-47, Luke 14: 12-14, and 1 Corinthians 11:20. (Ofcourse, 1 Corinthians 11:20 is about Paul condemning the ones who PROFANED the Lord’s Supper by not waiting for all the poor people to come to the feast and these “rich folks” having eating/drinking early, leaving hardly anything left for the poor people when they [the poor people] finally arrived to the feast of the Passover/Lord’s Supper).

And not only that but ALOT of preparation went INTO the Lord’s Supper BY the disciples FOR the “Passover meal”. Why all that “prep” if there was only gonna be ONE tiny sip out of a cup of wine and one TINY little wafer cracker to eat? Think about it, folks!

The REASON so much “prep” was involved is because it was a “Passover meal”, which, in turn, was an ELABORATE/FULL MEAL!

7). The Lord is pleased by lavish churches/buildings.

FALSE!

If anything, NOTHING makes the Lord Almighty angrier than to have humans think that “the church building” is the church, when in all actuality, the TRUE CHURCH is the BODY OF BELIEVERS! The believers in Jesus Christ Almighty ARE themselves “the church”!

8). Sermons/pews/”dressing up for church”/tithing/paid pastors/choirs are biblical.

FALSE!

All of things are rooted deeply in PAGAN TRADITION and have NO ROOTS IN THE BIBLE!

9). Only the PASTOR is qualified to read/know/study scripture.

FALSE!

According to the bible, we (ALL believers in Jesus Christ Almighty) are ALL considered “ministers” in God’s eyes, and are called to be so unto the “unbelieving world”, according to the bible!

10). Non-pastoral staff are not ALLOWED to preach about the bible or “be smart enough to do so” to others.

FALSE!

The bible calls us ALL “ministers” unto God and says in Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost“.

11). Going to “commercialized/institutionalized” church (as a whole) every week produces spiritual growth.

NOT NECESSARILY!

It actually can actually hinder spiritual growth, when one hears the sermon of ONE person (the paid pastor – who oftentimes WON’T preach about SIN and REPENTANCE OF SIN) while NOT getting to hear about OTHER PEOPLE’S experiences with God/Jesus Christ Almighty.

However, it all depends on the church and the pastor. If the pastor preaches about bible prophecy and how congregants need to REPENT of their sins and SPEAK OUTS against homosexuality/sodomy/etc but does so with love, then chances are that’s it’s a good “church” and that it WILL produce spiritual growth.

And there’s a few good “end times prophecy” churches out there today (Calvary Church-Kaneohe, http://www.openyoureyespeople.com/Evangelist Anita Fuentes), etc.

But today’s “commercialized” Christian churches (as a whole) are DEAD *because* of the fact that they (as a whole) do NOT teach bible prophecy or repentance of sins, etc. And it’s THOSE particular churches that I’m addressing, here (Hint: think about all the “politically correct” mega-churches out there, today and all those churches that ACCEPT open homosexuals among their ranks and that WON’T preach about sin)……

12). The “commercialized/institutionalized” church is a good place to meet other bible believing/bible-adhering Christians.

NOT NECESSARILY!

In a large church, it can honestly take well over a year to get to know each and every single member of a “church” and most people that go to a church are honestly more interested in their own lives, rather than in other people’s. Sad but true. Plus most Christians today that go to a “traditional/institutionalized” church will look at you funny if you tell them that you believe the bible is 100% LITERAL and that you think homosexuality’s a sin. I’M SERIOUS!

That is, UNLESS you can find a “church” that actually DOES teach and preach the bible 100%. And there’s a few good churches out there that DO just that, especially in the South (and ESPECIALLY small churches). But for the MOST PART, today’s Christian churches (as a whole) are SPIRITUALLY DEAD!  

13). Jesus Christ considers it a sin to not go to “institutionalized church” every Sunday (the “Catholic man-made Sabbath”).

FALSE!

Jesus Christ is actually GLORIFIED when a person forgoes “institutionalized man-made Sabbath/Sunday church” altogether in order to read/study the bible at home and ALSO when they celebrate the Lord’s TRUE, BIBLICAL 7th Day Sabbath (which is SATURDAY!) That way, the spiritual relationship one has with Jesus Christ is MUCH more personal and less “forced/commercialized”. In fact, I’ve learned FAR MORE about Jesus Christ & his gospel in my own PERSONAL study of the bible at home and by a couple of good “online/end times prophecy churches” [such as Calvary Chapel – Kaneohe and Evangelist Anita Fuentes] than by going to any “institutionalized modern-day church” (as a whole).  

14). A person must “go to church” in order to be/become a “true Christian”.

FALSE!

A “true Christian”, by Jesus Christ Almighty’s/the bible itself’s definition, is one who abides in truth and shares that truth with others. In other words, a Christian believer is supposed to BE “the church”, not “GO TO CHURCH”. 

So how does one do that? Simple. Read the bible, front to back, KING JAMES VERSION.

And then after one reads it, BELIEVE IT, 100%, every word, and then APPLY IT to one’s life. Learn it, live it, breath it, make it a part of your every breath in life. How? Easy. Forgive the people who’ve hurt you in your life. Preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and Salvation to others. Be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Don’t be jealous of what others have. Don’t bow down to statues or obsess over/worship celebrities. Make the 10 commandments an everyday part of your life. Generously/cheerfully give to others who are less fortunate than you, etc.

15). ALL “Christians” go to spend Eternity with Jesus Christ someday.

FALSE!

Matthew 7:13-14 states: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, and FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT“.

Translation? VERY FEW “Christians” will eternally reside with Jesus Christ someday. VERY. FEW. And THE REASON why that is, is because of the “false biblical model” practiced in EVERY SINGLE CHRISTIAN “CHURCH” TODAY!!!!!!!!!!

And here’s what Jesus Christ has to say on such matters:

“Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye” — Mark 7:13

And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” — Luke 6:46

 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain” — Galatians 4:11

“I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies” — Amos 5:21

16). Christmas and Easter, and the celebration of them, thereof, are completely biblical and “please the Lord” in their observance(s).

FALSE!

Both are rooted in PAGAN TRADITION from the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, ANGER THE LORD **HIGHLY** and have ZERO ROOTS IN THE BIBLE! That’s right, you heard me. ZERO!

In fact, here is the Almighty’s view on “Christmas” and “Easter“:

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not – Jeremiah 10:3-4 [Note: please keep in mind that this was from the OLD TESTAMENT, long before the first “Christian christmas” was ever observed!!]

“They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD” — [Isaiah 66:17]

I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels” — [Isaiah 65: 2-4]

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” — [Matthew 5:17-18] (And we know from the bible that all won’t be fulfilled till the VERY END of Revelation, chapter 22 in the New Testament, think about it, folks!)

17). There are NO “Pagan elements” in the modern day Christian “religion”.

FALSE!

Every single thing ABOUT modern day Christianity are ROOTED IN PAGANISM! DO YOUR RESEARCH, FOLKS!

  • The sermon
  • Paid pastors
  • Tithing 10% of one’s income
  • Church buildings, in and of themselves
  • The church choir
  • Pews
  • Submissive participation in “the sermon”, instead of active participation
  • Idols
  • The burning of incense
  • Pagan holidays repackaged as “Christian holidays”
  • Waiting to be baptized
  • {If Catholic or Lutheran}: The worship of the VIRGIN MARY & “demons” (which they FALSELY claim are “saints”)
  • Etc.

PAGAN THEFT

18). All of the Lord’s holidays outlined in the Old Testament in Leviticus 23 are “Jewish holidays, ONLY” and “no longer apply to *Christians* today!”

FALSE!

Jesus Christ and the apostles celebrated all SEVEN of them, plus the 2 “Minor” feasts of the Lord (Chanukah and Purim). The ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (still in bed with their Pagan counterparts and Pagan tradition) created the FALSE CHRISTIAN/PAGAN HOLIDAYS that you see today, including Christmas, Halloween, Easter, St. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Good Friday, etc.)

Truth is, there is NOTHING that the Lord God Almighty hates MORE than when seemingly “Christian” people take a PAGAN holiday (such as Christmas or Easter, for instance) and then try to stamp HIS Almighty name on it! He considers these “Pagan Christian” holidays A COMPLETE ABOMINATION! You want to know WHY? Because the eternal truth of Jesus Christ is NOWHERE in these “Pagan feasts of TRADITION!”

And all the 7 feasts of the Lord outlined in Leviticus 23?

  • Passover

  • Unleavened Bread

  • Firstfruits

  • Pentecost

  • Trumpets

  • Day of Atonement

  • Tabernacles

They’re just as applicable TODAY as they were in the times of the Old AND New Testaments, so don’t be fooled! And the REASON why these 7 feasts of the Lord ARE so significant and important to the Lord is because EACH individual feast of the Lord is either FULFILLED in Jesus Christ or is a foreshadowing of the fulfillment of Jesus Christ! For example: The Feast of Tabernacles will be fully revealed/fulfilled in Jesus Christ during the time of the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on the Earth (the Millennial Kingdom). Other feasts of the Lord have ALREADY been fulfilled in Jesus Christ Almighty.

Nevertheless, Jesus Christ HIMSELF still celebrated in all SEVEN of the feasts of the Lord, plus the 2 “Minor” Feasts, **EVEN** during the times recorded in the New Testament. Why? Because essentially, these 7 feasts of the Lord, including the 2 “Minor” Feasts (Chanukah and Purim), are a celebration of HIM and HIS Eternal Truth and Almighty Power and Glory! Because you have to remember is that he IS Almighty God in the Flesh! Not to mention he even MADE “spiritual appearances” throughout the Old Testament (this is what’s called a Christophany – look it up!)

Truth be told, we are NEVER told or commanded in the bible to paint Easter eggs, eat Easter ham, cut down or decorate Christmas trees, dress up in costumes and ask for presents/candy, etc. And quite honestly, what DO chocolate bunnies, hard-boiled eggs, Easter bunny, Santa Claus, Cupid, presents and Halloween costumes/candy have to do with the Holy Son of God, Jesus Christ Almighty? Answer: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! So there’s your answer, folks: our own “human Pagan traditions” are an ABOMINATION to the Lord God Almighty! Which is WHY we shouldn’t celebrate them!

Many people today blindly go through human “traditions” of “church” and “holidays” but never seem to stop to ask themselves WHY. They’re much too comfortable clinging to their own traditions, rather than clinging to the TRUE traditions of God. And believe me, UNTIL the Lord opened up my eyes, I used to be one of them!

Here, in the following article, this guy explains why we shouldn’t celebrate Christmas in further detail:

http://www.ucg.org/holidays-and-holy-days/top-10-reasons-why-i-dont-celebrate-christmas/

It’s funny how the Roman Catholic Church PAGANINZED “Christianity” and DID AWAY WITH **TRUE CHRISTIANITY** (Christianity that stays 100% true to Jesus Christ and HIS eternal truth/ways and HIS true JEWISH/BIBLICAL ROOTS of the bible!) Believe me, there is a REASON why Jesus Christ and his apostles still celebrated the 7 feasts of the Lord, that is because in the Lord’s eyes, they were REQUIRED FEASTS, not *optional*, as some modern-day Christians/Christian pastors would LOVE to have you believe!!!!!!!!!!!!

19). The book of Revelation is not literal and/or not important to Christians of today’s time.

FALSE!

The book of Revelation is actually IMPERATIVE to read, know and understand during today’s time. It is a LITERAL book of what is going to happen in the near future and also contains DIRE WARNINGS about what’s called “the mark of the beast” and all those who take it! (And trust me folks, it’s only a matter of time before they will attempt to FORCE microchip implants/some sort of marks into human beings……it will be a “new requirement” for “security purposes” in jobs, banking, etc……

And without this mark/implant, one will not be able to buy or sell……so they (the dark side) will make it a REQUIREMENT so one MUST get it in order to feed themselves and their families and do basic commerce. But I’ll tell ya right now: better to starve (if necessary and if it comes to that), rather than take the implant to feed oneself/one’s family. SERIOUSLY!)

Many people (especially in the churches) falsely believe that “Jesus Christ will understand someday if I need to get a mark/microchip implant someday in order to feed my family; he’ll forgive me”. But sadly, those poor folks are HIGHLY MISTAKEN! Because WHOEVER takes the mark or gets the implant or whatever will NOT BE FORGIVEN FOR **ALL** OF ETERNITY **AND** WILL BE THROWN INTO ETERNAL FLAMES OF TORMENT ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT!

So think about that for awhile. Think about that long and hard and ask yourself if it’s REALLY worth it, getting the mark for “temporarily security” in a world that’s soon going to pass away someday, when you gain ETERNAL SECURITY in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ Almighty if you’re willing to FORGO “temporarily security” by literally NOT taking the mark/implant or whatever when they (the dark side) start demanding it.

They (the dark side) will lie and try to say there’s “nothing sinister” about the mark/implant, that it’s “technologically safe” and so on and so forth but DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES! Cause remember: they WANT people to get this mark/implant! They know full darn well that whoever gets this mark/implant will be DAMNED FOR ETERNITY and so that’s exactly what they want! They know they themselves are damned already, so they want as many people as humanly possible to be damned right along WITH them! DON’T LISTEN TO THEM AT ANY PRICE! MARK  MY WORDS!

20). Bible prophecy, in and of itself, is not important or relevant to us, today (as Christians).

FALSE!

1/3 of the Bible itself, if not more, is DEDICATED to bible prophecy, as it’s the spirit of eternal truth/Jesus Christ Almighty, of what was, what is and what is to come. It’s actually the CENTRAL CONCLUSION of the bible. Jesus Christ is the Holy Son that was, that is, and that is to come:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” – Revelation 22:13 [Jesus Christ, speaking to John on island of Patmos, in a vision]

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” – John 1: 1-3

“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” – Revelation 19:10

And not only that but bible prophecy is HOW the Lord God Almighty proves He is who he says HE is, and that the bible is what it says IT is (100% testimony of the Word of God and the Word of God IS Jesus Christ Almighty, HIMSELF!).

Not to mention that the Lord God Almighty uses bible prophecy to WARN PEOPLE, to ENLIGHTEN people and yes, sometimes to PUNISH PEOPLE/AN ENTIRE NATION, when they’ve done wrong! It is also the instrument by HOW He demonstrates to mankind that HE, and HE alone, is SUPREME and that NOTHING in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE can happen outside of his heavenly power! NOTHING!

He also uses bible prophecy as a means of spiritual/social/political decipherment so that WHEN certain things begin to come to pass, it won’t catch the Lord’s people unawares!

“And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe” – John 14:29 [Jesus Christ, speaking to his disciples]

In other words, Jesus Christ isn’t just EXPECTING you to “take His word for it” (of all things written in the bible), He’s given you bible prophecy to PROVE that every word of the bible is true!

21. Jesus’s birth is to be commemorated/celebrated!

FALSE!

NOWHERE in the bible does it say that we should celebrate Jesus’s birth! Only that we should celebrate his death, resurrection and ascension!

YES, the angels, shepherds, wise men, were ELATED at the birth of Christ and had EVERY single reason to be, but NOWHERE in the bible are we COMMANDED to celebrate Jesus’s birth. Plus notice the bible leaves out details of HOW we’re “supposedly” supposed to celebrate Jesus’s birth. And trust me, there’s a REASONING for that, people!

On other other hand, we’re told EXACTLY how to celebrate Jesus’s death, resurrection and ascension! And that is ofcourse, by partaking in what’s called “the Lord’s supper”.

Our first biblical example is provided in Luke 22:19-20 with Jesus Christ speaking to his 12 disciples during the Last Supper: “And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you”.

[[“But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!” – Luke 22:21-22]]

Acts 2: 46-47:And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved”.

Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just” – Luke 14: 12-14

Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils” – 1 Corinthians 10:21

 “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come” – 1 Corinthians 11:26

22). “Church service”, in and of itself, is supposed to be a “Solemn Assembly”.

FALSE!

People that lived during the time of Jesus had several small “house churches” (who were all ONE CHURCH UNITED — as a whole — as they did NOT have “sects” and “denominations” back then). And each “small assembly” of believers had JOYOUS “meetings” (which were back then biblically called “love feasts”) in which they focused on the CELEBRATION of Jesus’s resurrection & consequent ascension up to heaven 40 days after the resurrection!

They invited the poor to these “feasts”. And they were elaborate meals (likely every Sabbath – SATURDAY). And they called them “love feasts” since these “feasts” were NOT ONLY meant to JOYOUSLY CELEBRATE Jesus’s triumph over death and hell, but because they were meant to illustrate Christ’s “unconditional love” towards mankind (in general) and also towards others less fortunate than them (the blind, the maimed, the poor, the sick, etc).

In other words, small “house churches” at the time of Jesus JOYOUSLY CELEBRATED HIM/his triumph over death and hell on the cross, they did NOT treat Jesus as though he were some “dead dude” in a “solemn-like funeral procession”, like alot of churches do, today!  

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Note: Don’t just take MY word or someone else’s word for it, DO THE RESEARCH FOR YOURSELVES!

HERE is a good place to start…………

PAGAN CHRISTIANITY

2008 Edition, Revised & Updated

We MUST Have A “Spiritual Relationship” with Jesus Christ!!!!!

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity”[Matthew 7:21-23]

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes” [Matthew 7:24-29]

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereatbecause strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, and FEW there be that find it[Matthew 7:13-14]

His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” [Matthew 25:21]

“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” [Matthew 25:34]

So what can we gather from this? Well, we know that Matthew chapter 7, verses 13-14 means that ALOT of people will go to eternal destruction in the flames of fire! We also know that VERY FEW people will make it to eternal paradise with Jesus Christ someday in his new heavenly city entitled “New Jerusalem”. It will be built by God the Heavenly Father himself and his angels and descend down out of heaven onto the new Earth.

Lets go back and read Matthew 7:13-14 once more:“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW there be that find it”.

The key words here are “narrow is the way”. That means that ALL those who follow the path of LIFE (eternal truth in Jesus Christ Almighty) will be FEW in number. Why? Because they will be seen as “narrow-minded” by many others who follow the “broad path” [that is to mean, the way of destruction]. The road to eternal destruction will have MANY people on it because it is the EASY path. For it is far more easier for every human to sin than not sin, correct?

[It takes ALOT of strength, courage and discipline to “go against the mold” and stand up for own’s Judeo-Christian beliefs in today’s “fallen world”]. And “hating Jesus Christ” today, in our current global world and “culture”, is seen as “cool/hip/popular/EVERYBODY’S-DOING-IT-SO-WHY-SHOULDN’T-WE?” type of thing.

And all the people out there who TRY to adhere to biblical principles (“homosexuality/homosexual marriage is WRONG”) are seen as “hateful” and “narrow-minded”. [Note: While I agree that homosexual marriage and homosexual behavior is 100% WRONG in the eyes of Jesus Christ and the bible, I do NOT fully agree with the *hateful* way that that particular message was/is preached by the Westboro Baptist Church: and I just had to get that out there].

However, I DO want to make the point that Satan and his demons are 100% behind homosexuality. Luciean Greaves calls gay marriage a sacrament within the Church of Satan. Plus also look at the following photos and then try to tell me that Satan’s not somehow personally involved with the homosexual behaviors/agenda of LGBT people!

   SAME SEX COUPLES MAKE OUT ON GRAVE2  SAME SEX COUPLES, BLASPHEMOUS  SAME SEX COUPLES, BLASHPHEME    

Also, un-natural perversion/sodomy is NOT LOVE, it’s PURE LUST! Don’t believe me? Examine the following photos:

GAY PRIDE  GAY PRIDE5   butch lesbiansGAY PRIDE10 GAY PRIDE8 GAY PRIDE11   LESBIAN LUST

Gay marriage and lust is like the “cancer” that’s taking over America right now (especially in the churches) and it’s ONLY gonna get worse, people! But one thing’s for sure. The Lord God Heavenly Father created marriage to be between ONE man and ONE woman…….and children were supposed to be a NATURAL BLESSING to a good, NATURAL marriage, created by and ordained by God. There is absolutely NOTHING ordained by God in today’s current “lust/sodomy” movement. Lets get real, here!

Anyways, moving on. Many of the Pagan churches out there today that call themselves “Christian” don’t teach you about the TRUE aspects of Jesus Christ Almighty! In fact, they only teach to you a VERY watered-down, even Pagan version of Him! Which is so, so heartbreaking! IF ONLY many Christians today knew the TRUE HISTORY of the “church” and of the Pagan practices running rampant in it, today! Today’s Christianity “model” is about AS FAR FROM THE BIBLE AS IT CAN GET! SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!! Do your research people, then you’ll know what I mean!!!!!!!

PAGAN CHRISTIANITY   PAGAN CHRISTIANITY2

But anyways, many churches today preach a “sermon” about this or that, and about how we need to have “faith”, etc. And while it’s true that we need to have faith due to Hebrews 11:6 saying “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”, it’s also true that we need to REPENT of our sins and have a TRUE spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ!

In other words, we can’t just READ the bible, we must APPLY the bible to our very lives! For example, the bible says we are to forgive someone who asks for forgiveness 70 times 7! Are you forgiving the people around you who’ve hurt you? Just like the bible ALSO says when you loan something to someone, don’t expect to get it back. Give it to the one in need FREELY. And on the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ said in Matthew 5:40: “And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also“.

We must also spend time with Jesus Christ every single day in prayer! This is HUGE! Because lets face it, ANY person can “go to church every week” or “quote scripture”, but that doesn’t mean they’re right with God/Jesus Christ Almighty. It only means they’re “religious”. And the truth is, Jesus Christ HATES “religion” since RELIGION, in and of itself, is based on mankind’s TRADITIONS, while the actual written bible itself, is based on God’s laws and God’s heavenly decrees and history.

Not only did he create you in your mother’s womb before you were born but he loves you! And he wants to get to know you! Each and every single one of you humans walking the Earth today! But he can’t do that if you won’t let him! That’s what he means when he says in Matthew 7:23 “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity“.

In the above passage, he’s talking about all the people who “went through the motions” of “religion” but that never actually took the time to get to know him personally and spiritually! These folks also never took the time to get to know his history, his TRUE history in the Old AND New Testaments, COMBINED. Because remember that the New Testament is a CONTINUATION of the OLD Testament. Jesus Christ appeared in times of the Old Testament during what’s called a “Cristophany” (pre-New Testament appearance of Jesus Christ in SPIRITUAL FORM, instead of FLESHLY FORM!) He was in the Lions Den at the time of Daniel the Prophet, just like he was also the “solider” that helped Joshua overtake Jericho!

Because during the Day of Judgement, when Jesus Christ says to those poor unfortunate souls who chased after all the wrong things/people in life: And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity”, MANY of those folks are going to be “CHRISTIANS!” Yes, CHRISTIANS! And even Jesus-rejecting Jews! As well as ALL other Jesus-rejecters (be they Satanists, Wiccans, Atheists, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, etc.)

But HOW? WHY?, you may ask. And I’m going tell you why! These were the “Christian” folks who never bothered to do their research about the true origins of the Christian religion. Like sheep being led to the slaughter, they just followed along with “church traditions” without ever really bothering to research them and to see rather or not what the church taught was actually in the bible or not.

[They’re also the Satanic/Wiccan folks that thought they were “too good” for God/Jesus Christ or those who followed a false religion (Catholics, Mormons, Hindus, Muslims, etc.) or those Atheists that proudly and openly rejected God/Jesus Christ to try to appear “cool” and “hip” to others!] 

The VERY first clue comes near the beginning of Genesis:

“And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made” [Genesis 2:2-3]

And the Lord God CREATED the Sabbath and his 7 Annual Feasts/Holidays to serve as a “sign” between he and ALL his people for ALL generations! (Even NOW!)

“Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them” [Ezekial 20:12]

“Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you” [Exodus 31:13]

So WHY then does your “Christian church” worship on the 1ST DAY of the week (Sunday) and NOT the true “7th Day” of the week? Have you EVER asked yourself that?

Well, quite frankly, HERE’S WHY:

Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact”

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

“Pope,” Ferraris’ Ecclesiastic Dictionary: The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God

Chancellor Albert Smith for Cardinal of Baltimore Archdiocese, letter dated February 10, 1920: “If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day by God, which is Saturday. In keeping the Sunday, they are following a law of the Catholic Church

Cardinal James Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (Ayers Publishing, 1978): 108: “But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify

Jesus Christ is going to say to MANY, MANY people in that great and dreadful day of Judgement: And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” [Matthew 7:23]

And the REASON he’s going to say that to many people is because they can “go to church every week on Sunday”, they can “quote scripture”, they can follow other false gods and religions but yet, MANY of them can’t tell you how Jesus Christ truly feels about tatoos, or dyed hair, or Disney shows that promote cleavage, etc. They can’t name off any prophets from the Old Testament (save for Noah, thanks to the blasphemous movie of the same name), or even seem to know that Jesus was “Jewish”.

They (9 times out of 10) don’t know and realize that the TRUE Sabbath is on SATURDAY (and if they do, they don’t care). Even among the Christian churches and several different bible translations out there today, someone once said to me of one of them: “I like the NEW King James Bible, it’s goes along with what “I” believe in!”. And this seems to be the spiritual attitude of many Christians out there in today’s world.

And well, I say this with love, but the bible is NOT like a “custom-made hamburger, that one can customize to their tastes”, it’s either all true or it isn’t, theoretically speaking, right folks? [And I submit to you today that it’s 100% beyond a doubt true and they – the Luciferian establishment – have YET to prove it wrong- and will NEVER be able to prove it wrong for all eternity and that’s WHY they’re so angry with the Lord’s people, TODAY!]

There’s NO need to “miss and match” with God’s written word in the bible because quite frankly, if one is going to do THAT, why even try to be a “Christian” AT ALL? What would be the point? Because if you take out ONE part from the bible, you’d have to take out ALL parts of it.

Christians: You can’t do away with the Old Testament or Old Testament Law since that would INVALIDATE the New Testament if you did so.

Jesus-rejecting Jews: (note: not ALL Jews reject Jesus but most do): You CAN’T take away the New Testament from God’s written word in the bible since that would INVALIDATE the Old Testament. The New Testament is a CONTINUATION of the Old Testament and the Old and New Testaments are ONE complete story/history of God Almighty and ONE complete “Testament” of him.

Which brings me to another point: The Talmud. For those of you not in the know, the Talmud is a set of “oral tradition writings/commentary” that are supposedly from the time of Moses. However, we know from the testimony of God’s written word (God’s COMPLETE written word) that the ONLY thing that God gave to Moses was the first five books of the bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy – which ofcourse includes the 10 commandments and Sabbath ordinances/7 holy annual feasts of the Lord).

So I most kindly and humbly say to Jews and Christians ALIKE: “Don’t drink the Kool-aide! DO YOUR RESEARCH!” Don’t follow traditions of man (the Talmud). Follow instead the TRUE traditions of God Almighty (the Old and New Testaments!) There’s over 330+ Messianic Prophecies from the Old Testament 100% FULFILLED beyond a doubt in Jesus Christ in the New Testament! But the Talmud won’t tell you that. The Talmud was written by those who HATE Jesus Christ and were jealous of his divinity and power!

Just like ALL modern day “Christian bible” translations were ALSO written up by people who HATE Jesus Christ Almighty and everything he stands for! Don’t believe me? Check it out!!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/06/21/do-need-new-bible/

http://www.talmudunmasked.com/chapter5.htm

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/11/leading-atheist-publishes-secular-bible/

http://www.av1611.org/nkjv.html

And if you’re a Jew who’s wondering if it’s okay rather or not you become a believer in Yeshua Mashiach, please read the following:

http://www.gotquestions.org/Jewish-Christian.html

But the point I’m trying to make is THIS: to both Jews and Christians ALIKE…….Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to salvation! And you’re not gonna find the truth of Salvation in today’s average “church” or “synagogue” (sorry to say).

Jeremiah 29:13 says: “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart”