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IMPORTANT: The Torah Still Applies!!! (Part ONE)

Many people TODAY – both Christian AND non-Christian alike – take such a “liberal” view when it comes to God’s law in the Old Testament! They try telling themselves that they no longer have to follow the 10 commandments since “Jesus already payed for the law on the cross” and that The Old Testament “was for the Jews, ONLY!” But what does Jesus HIMSELF teach on the matter? Let us turn to the bible for the answer!

Many people don’t know this (and even I MYSELF didn’t know this until a couple years ago) but Jesus actually made SEVERAL appearances in the OLD TESTAMENT as a pre-incarnate. He was ALL THE FOLLOWING:

  • The “tree of life” in the Garden of Eden
  • The “pillar of cloud” by day and the “pillar of fire” by night that led Moses & the Israelites out of Egypt
  • The “mighty wind” that parted the Red Sea
  • The “burning bush not consumed” that spoke with Moses
  • The “foreign visitor” that talked to Abraham outside his tent as well as the “King of Salem” that BLESSED Abraham
  • The one that “fought with Jacob” all throughout the night
  • The “Son of Man” in the fiery furnace of Nebuchadnezzar with Daniel’s 3 friends
  • The one who “closed the mouths of lions” in the Lion’s Den with Daniel
  • The “angel of the Lord” besides Joshua at the battle of Jericho
  • The “Hand on the Wall” writing a decree of “Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin” against Belshazzar during Belshazzar’s “Babylonian-style” feast that used the golden & silver vessels from the TEMPLE in Jerusalem around 539B.C. or so?
  • Etc.?

Next, I’d like to examine SEVERAL bible passages concerning the ETERNAL NATURE OF JESUS/GOD:

Psalm 90:2

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Isaiah 40:28

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

Hebrews 13:18

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

1 Timothy 1:17

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 8:58

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.

2 Peter 3:8

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Titus 1:2

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised BEFORE the ages began.

1 Corinthians 2:7

But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

Hebrews 1:8

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Hebrews 1:2

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the world;

Okay, now that we’ve established that God/Jesus is ETERNAL, what about his WORDS? His LAW? Are THEY eternal? Once again, let us examine the evidence:

Matthew 24:35

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words SHALL NOT pass away

Matthew 5:17-18

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to FULFILL. 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

John 14:15

“If ye love me, keep my commandments

[*NOT TO MENTION THAT MATTHEW, CHAPTERS 5 TO 7, ALSO KNOWN AS THE “SERMON ON THE MOUNT” OR “THE OLIVIET DISCOURSE” EXPOUNDS ON THE 10 COMMANDMENTS AND TALKS ABOUT THEIR ORIGINAL *INTENT!*]

In Matthew 24:35, Jesus is telling us that his WORDS will LAST FOREVER! In Matthew 5:17-18, Jesus is telling us that he DID NOT come to destroy the law! And in John 14:15, Jesus is quoted as saying that IF we love him, to KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS! Therefore, that certainly doesn’t SEEM in any way, shape or form that Jesus wants us to NEGLECT the 10 commandments (or their original “intent”) under ANY circumstances!!!!! But rather, he seemed to want us to OBEY them!

Acts 10: 34-35Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him”.

Ephesians 6:9 “And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him”

Romans 2:11 “For there is no respect of persons with God”

Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus”

Acts 10:34, Ephesians 6:9, Romans 2:11, and Galatians 3:28 etc. all show us that Jesus is not a God of “partiality!” In other words, EVERYONE that believes in Him and OBEYS Him is EQUAL! And EVERYONE that sins against Him is JUDGED by Him for he is a FAIR and CONSISTENT God and a FAIR and CONSISTENT Judge! So in other words, there IS no such thing in Jesus’s eyes as “Jew” or “Gentile”, those are MAN-MADE CONSTRUCTS!!!!!!

So THAT being said, does it REALLY make any sense that God/Jesus would tell the Jewish people ONE thing/ONE set of commandments and then turn around and tell the Christians ANOTHER thing/ANOTHER set of commandments or NO commandments? OFCOURSE NOT! He’s NOT gonna tell one set of people: “No pork! It’s an abomination unto you!” and then turn around and tell ANOTHER set of people in the future that they COULD have pork….IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE!!!!! Think about it. If ONE set of people could ever say to Him: “Hey! That’s not fair! How come THEY get this but WE don’t?”, then he wouldn’t be God as he is a FAIR and CONSISTENT judge AND law-giver! 

God/Jesus did NOT go to the Jews of Old Testament and tell them that THEY had to follow the 7th day Sabbath, the 7-8 Biblical Holidays and the BIBLICAL dietary laws and then turn around during the times of the New Testament and say to the Christians that they were free to do, celebrate and eat WHATEVER THEY WANTED! For if he did, A) He wouldn’t be God, and B) That wouldn’t be fair! And we KNOW from the scriptures that Jesus is a FAIR and CONSISTENT God and a FAIR and CONSISTENT JUDGE! Because if he wasn’t, he’d be a liar and JESUS CAN NOT LIE!

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

Therefore, if Jesus Christ is ETERNAL, and DOES NOT CHANGE, and said HIMSELF that he DID NOT come to destroy the law, we can safely conclude that neither has Jesus’s LAW ever changed, either! In fact, the Sermon on the Mount (talked about in Matthew chapters 5-7 in the New Testament) seemed to ENHANCE the biblical law!

From my best spiritual understanding, we are saved by grace through faith PLUS obedience! (John 14:15, Matthew 7:21-23, etc.) For if you have obedience WITHOUT faith, the obedience is in vain! And if you have faith WITHOUT obedience onto the Lord’s commandments, that’s also vain, too! But if you have FAITH + OBEDIENCE, then you have been truly “born again” by the spirit of God/Jesus Christ through GRACE!

However, there are still those who claim that Jesus’s quote in Matthew 26:26-28 during the last supper about “making a new covenant” means that we no longer have to REPENT (that means to “make amends” for/pray for forgiveness OF) sin! But if we go to the King James version, we have the word TESTAMENT instead of COVENANT. Every version from NEW King James Version and on translates the word as COVENANT. And both the words have slightly different meanings! A “covenant” is like a “marriage contract” for instance. But a “testament” is something that lasts forever!

The Authorized King James Version and King James Version are the most closest bible translations, as it pertains to the Hebrew and the Greek. The NEW King James Version and on distort MANY, MANY words and phrases [http://www.av1611.org/nkjv.html] And in fact, THE APOCRYPHA wasn’t even taken out of the King James Bible until the late 1800’s or so! [https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Apocrypha-Books/]

[IMPORTANT: As a side note, I have found these GREAT publications of the KJV that also INCLUDE the Apocrypha:

https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-James-Version-Apocrypha/dp/1480007889/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=KJV+bible+%2B+apocrypha&qid=1578787315&sr=8-3

https://www.amazon.com/Cepher-3rd-2018-Revision-C3R1/dp/0692998047/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+cepher&qid=1578787888&sr=8-1

Many Christians today seem to want to “pick the best bible version that WORKS FOR THEM, the “best church that WORKS for them“, the “best denomination that WORKS FOR THEM“. In other words, they seem to asking the question: “What works BEST for ME?”, instead of asking the fateful question: “What does GOD/Jesus WANT/EXPECT from ME and FOR me, as it pertains to obedience and worship?” In other words, they’re not asking the fateful question: “Where does GOD/JESUS want ME right now?” 

But regardless, even when a person is in/currently attending the INCORRECT church, reading the TAINTED bible version(s), and in the WRONG DENOMINATION(S), Jesus can still use that experience to TEACH a person (by means of the Holy Spirit) what IS and what IS NOT the true gospel (provided that person has a TRUE HEART to want to know what is of God and what is NOT of God!)

Note: Jesus did that with ME, with both the Catholic and Mormon churches in the past and he can most certainly do that with OTHERS, as well! In other words, he might sometimes purposely PLACE a person in the WRONG CHURCH in order to teach them what the TRUE CHURCH *is*, if that makes any sense? Let me elaborate. When I was a “baby Christian” (after I had started reading the gospel for myself ALL THE WAY THROUGH around the ages of 19-21 or so), I still had NO IDEA what alot of the gospel meant by the ages of 23 and on. So I was “easy fodder” for both the Catholic and Mormon churches to “deceive me” at that time.

However, AFTER I prayed to the Lord Jesus for SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING and SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT, I once again read the King James Bible straight through, cover to cover and then gained a “newfound understanding” about what IS and what is NOT the gospel. And it wasn’t until about the age of 30 or so that I FINALLY began to see just how EVIL and WRONG and INACCURATE the Roman Catholic Church and “institutionalized Christianity” REALLY IS! And sadly, it wasn’t until the age of about 33 or so that I gained the FULL KNOWLEDGE that I have now that the “Judeo-Christian” path is the ONLY fully CORRECT bible interpretation and way of life!

From the outside looking in, it seems “harsh” or “narrow-minded” to say (in retrospect): “This is the ONLY fully correct bible interpretation and way of life”. But it’s true. I have not been able to find ONE error in the Judeo-Christian path so far, NOT ONE! And I am a MOST DILIGENT seeker of God’s Word (Jesus) and God’s Written Word (The Bible). The several scriptures that I’ve shared with you are to PROVE that we still need to honor the BIBLICAL SABBATH (the 7th Day) and the BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS (Passover, Tabernacles, First-fruits, etc.!)

Also….please remember: The Roman Catholic Church and today’s “institutionalized church” write them off as “Jewish holidays, ONLY”. But they are NOT “Jewish holidays” only, they are BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS. And not only that, but they weren’t only for Jewish people and “biblical times”, they were meant for ALL of the Lord’s people, for ALL time! (Note: Did you know for example that Jesus will STILL have people celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles etc. during the New Millennium? It’s true! Read your bibles!)

That now being said, there’s a couple verses that I want us to now take a closer look at….

Colossians 2:16-17

“Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ

Acts 10:28

“And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any MAN common or unclean

Matthew 15:16-20

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man”

Many Christians today want to interpret Peter’s vision of the animals on a sheet in Acts 10 as a sign that ALL FOOD IS CLEAN and OK to eat. HOWEVER…..Peter later understands the ANIMALS in the vision were used to represent PEOPLE (as in, different groups of PEOPLE). Therefore, that’s when Jesus showed Peter in a vision that ALL PEOPLE were meant to receive the gospel of Salvation in Jesus Christ and NOT JUST the Jews!!!!!

And in Matthew 15:16-20, the Pharisees were asking Jesus why he and his 12 disciples did not “ritually wash” their hands before eating, so Jesus was explaining to them WHY He and his disciples DID NOT have to ritually wash their hands before eating! In other words, He was emphasizing to the Pharisees that THE WORDS that come out of a man are what DEFILES a man and not HIS UNWASHED HANDS! Jesus never said diet wasn’t important, He just emphasized that more emphasis is placed on the WORDS of man, rather than his “ritual practices” before eating.

As for Colossians 2:16-17, Jesus is telling US (the Messianic Jews/Judeo-Christians) to not let ANY Christian/NON-Christian/NON-Judeo-Christian/NON-Messianic Jew judge US (the Judeo-Christian/Messianic Jew) *FOR* following the BIBLICAL 7th Day Sabbath (Saturday), the 7 BIBLICAL holidays (Passover, Tabernacles, Pentecost, etc.) and the BIBLICAL dietary laws (NO PORK, SHELLFISH, ETC.) Make sense?

One does not have to go far to see all the “adversity” towards “Judeo-Christians/Messianic Jews” today. You’ll often hear things such as the following:

  • “We’re under a new covenant now, we no longer need to follow the Old Testament!”
  • “Well, those holidays are for Jews, only. What, you gonna convert to Judaism now or something?”
  • “But Peter was shown that ALL animals are clean for eating! I can eat pork and shellfish if I want to!”
  • “Uh! Quit telling me not to celebrate the Pagan Christian holidays! Who are YOU to judge ME? Tradition is tradition and so what! It doesn’t harm a person to follow Pagan Christian traditions! You’re splitting hairs on this, you’re such a Judaizer!” 
  • “Jesus has one set of laws for the Jews and one set of laws for the Christians. He judges each group by their OWN set of laws!”
  • “If you want to follow the “Jewish” laws and feasts, you should go to a synagogue!”
  • “You can’t be both “Jewish” AND Christian! You either need to be one or the other!”

Those are some of the most common arguments against “Messianic Judaism/Judeo-Christianity”. However, I’d like to examine a few more bible passages that explain how and why Jesus works on a “continuum”. He doesn’t start something without finishing it.

Philippians 1:6 states: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

Here, the “day of Jesus Christ”, in my humble opinion, is talking about the 2nd arrival of Jesus upon the Earth in his holy, fully-glorified form. So in other words, the law and the work that was done in ancient Israel by Jesus Christ will be FULLY COMPLETED in the “New Israel”, if that makes any sense? Everything works on a “continuum” in the Kingdom of God. This is a passage that has a two-fold meaning.

On the one hand, it’s talking about the SPIRITUAL nation of Israel (as a WHOLE) ALL THROUGHOUT TIME and on another hand, it’s talking about each INDIVIDUAL person that comprises the SPIRITUAL NATION OF ISRAEL (if that makes any sense?) Because remember that not ALL physical Jews living in Israel at the time of Jesus embraced God’s Laws and God’s Messiah (Jesus).

Those ones were considered “children of Israel” in name ONLY but NOT in SPIRIT! (Remember the various Old Testament passages where it said “the children of Israel once again turned to idols/idolatry”, etc.?) And I want to be VERY CLEAR on this as well: a Jewish person themselves IS/WAS a part of the SPIRITUAL nation of Israel if and when they fully accept(ed) Jesus as Messiah and obeyed/obey his commands!

Now, let us examine a few more bible passages concerning the “continuation” of Jesus’s law:

“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” – Matthew 24:35

Okay, so what can we gather from that? We know from several other scriptures (Isaiah 65:17, Revelation 21:1, Revelation 21:23) that the CURRENT heaven and Earth will BE DESTROYED and/or FOLDED UP LIKE A SCROLL, while a NEW HEAVEN and a NEW EARTH will be CREATED and BROUGHT DOWN TO EARTH. However, the WORDS OF GOD shall EXIST FOREVER! Therefore, it stands to reason: if his WORDS last forever, then that must also mean that his LAW lasts the ENTIRE BIBLE (beginning to End) – minus the animal sacrifices from Old Testament as soon as Jesus came to Earth the first time! 

Matthew 5:17-18 has something to say about the matter: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 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.”

Therefore we know that there’s still PLENTY of stuff to be fulfilled: The Mark of the Beast, The Antichrist, The War of Armageddon, The New Heaven and New Earth, The Great White Throne Judgement, etc.] So what that passage is saying is that UNTIL everything is fulfilled and I mean, E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G., the BIBLICAL HOLIDAYS and BIBLICAL LAW **STILL APPLY!**

The only reason the biblical LAW will be done away with at the very END of Revelation 22 is because it will NO LONGER BE NEEDED for ALL who live in New Jerusalem at that time will be considered righteous, holy and untainted/WITHOUT SIN!

But a couple other passages that REALLY speak to my spirit concerning the matter are the following:

Please note that this first passage is said in FOUR different ways: Mark 7:7-9 and verse 13, respectively:

  • “HOWBEIT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING FOR DOCTRINES THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN
  • “For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do”.
  • And he said unto them, ‘Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition”
  • “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye”

Mark 7:7 IMMEDIATELY makes me think of all the “traditions” floating around today, that “the church” has taught over the years (Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, LGBT infiltration of schools/churches, “the law has been done away with” movement, “church entertainment”, etc). And think about it for a minute. WHAT or WHO has created all those “traditions?” They most certainly didn’t come from Jesus or his RIGHTEOUS ANGELS!

Jesus and the disciples never ONCE celebrated Christmas or Easter! Jesus and his disciples never ONCE welcomed practicing sodomites into the synagogues or made services all about the music and “entertainment”, rather than the MESSAGE! If John the Baptist or Paul were walking around today, observing how FAR all the modern-day churches have STRAYED from Jesus and his gospel, they’d be one of two things: RIGHTEOUSLY ANGRY, CRYING BITTER, BITTER TEARS or BOTH!

But two of the things they’d likely be MOST TROUBLED ABOUT is Paganized, masonic churches meeting on Sunday, the FALSE man-made gospel, rather than the TRUE biblical gospel (Saturday, the 7th day) and OPEN SODOMITES in the church and the “embracing” of OPEN SODOMY! They’d probably quickly run outside to throw up, their righteous spirits would be SO disturbed by what they saw! Therefore, it stands to reason: if Jesus and his disciples would be “disturbed” or “confused” by what they saw going on in modern-day churches today, then should mankind BE doing those abominable things? It begs of question!

In Matthew 7:13-14, JESUS HIMSELF said the following: 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 STRAIGHT is the gate, and NARROW is the way, which leadeth unto LIFE, and FEW there be that find it”.

 

This isn’t unlike another passage in Luke 16:15 which states: “And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God“. 

So lets unpack these two bible passages a bit. In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus is telling us that VERY FEW people find the STRAIGHT and NARROW gate (i.e. SPIRITUAL DOORWAY) which leads to LIFE! What is LIFE? It is JESUS HIMSELF! Jesus says in John 14:6:“…….I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by ME”. Put differently, Jesus is more or less telling us in that bible verse that he’s the ONLY way to Eternal Salvation/Eternal Life/Eternal Life with Him in “New Jerusalem” someday.

However, in telling us that the spiritual doorway/pathway to HIM and his ETERNAL TRUTH is NARROW, STRAIGHT and HARD TO FIND, He is ALSO telling us that the spiritual doorway/pathway to ETERNAL DESTRUCTION is VERY BROAD, WIDE, and VERY EASY to find! That’s why MOST PEOPLE will take THAT (i.e. the “easy”) way in life, instead of the STRAIGHT and NARROW way. Therefore, the NUMBER of people who will TRULY be saved by Jesus is very, very SMALL….a SMALL REMNANT:

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” – Luke 12:32

In other words, it is God the Heavenly’s Father GOOD PLEASURE to give the eternal kingdom of God to the SMALL REMNANT who TRULY believed in Jesus, obeyed him and called upon His name, instead of taking the more “popular” way in life! Meaning, they were willing to suffer persecution for Jesus’s name and for righteousness’s sake!

They were WILLING to suffer persecutions at home, in the workplace, abroad, online. They were WILLING to be mocked, laughed at, scorned, arrested on false “hate” charges, etc. They were WILLING to be imprisoned, killed, tortured and/or maimed for Jesus’s sake! They were WILLING to keep preaching the gospel in spite of low number of subscribers, low number of listeners and/or watchers and/or low number of congregants!

On the other hand, Jesus is letting us know right there in those passages that many, many, MANY people are on their way to hell/the lake of fire (even many whom call themselves “Christians”:

“Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” – 2 Timothy 3:5

(Note: does the above passage remind anyone of famous televangelist preachers and/or the Pope? Or the “holier than thou Christians” seen in many churches and Christian online communities today? I sure hope so!)

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

In other words, just because you “call” yourself a Christian DOES NOT MEAN that you are truly born again per say, in JESUS’S EYES! Just “calling” yourself Christian or a believer in Jesus isn’t enough! You have to do the “talk” AND walk the “walk!” Meaning, you MUST obey Jesus’s commandments, and NOT just merely “believe” in him! Luke 21:36 states: “Watch therefore, and pray ALWAYS that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

And moseying on over to Luke 16:15, that passage is letting us know that what’s POPULAR among mankind in today’s world (i.e. think the “worship” of celebrities, vlogs, TicToc, Instagram, Facebook, LGBT “rights” and “propaganda”, “abortion”, “sodomy”, “pre-marital sex”, Youtube, videogames, “eating pork/shellfish/unkosher foods”, reality shows, secular movies/music/books, “socialistic ideals”, “trends”, etc.) is abomination in the sight of God. Jesus doesn’t like us worshiping celebrities etc. because it has the potential to damn our souls to eternal condemnation if we don’t REPENT (that means, to give up) such “worldly things” and “worldly behavior”. 

Therefore, whenever you see a “popular trend” among mankind, or see people just ranting and raving about how good this show is, how good these chips are, how good this movie is or how good that book is, you can almost be certain that that very “thing” is an abomination in the sight of God. However, interestingly enough, I DO NOT think the same criteria of Luke 16:15 applies to good CHRISTIAN things/music/materials. Because if something TRULY glorifies Jesus, why would Jesus NOT glory in it? Ya know? 

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Yet another passage I’d like to share is Isaiah 29:13 which states: “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid”

So here, we can see from this passage that many “Christians” and “Jews” and even many “Judeo-Christians” THEMSELVES, honor Jesus with their LIPS (going around saying “Praise God”, “Praise Jesus, etc.) but yet, their SPIRITUAL *HEART* is far FROM him!

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

Therefore, BECAUSE their spiritual HEART is far from him, he’s gonna CONFOUND (that means CONFUSE or LEAD ASTRAY/INTO CIRCLES) those who consider themselves “wise” or of whom others consider to be “wise” and he’s gonna HIDE the true gospel and TRUE biblical teachings from those who refuse or desire NOT to see them (i.e. mockers/scoffers, lukewarm Christians, the prideful/arrogant, the staunch atheists, the apathetic, etc.)

We see alot of that in the modern-day churches (and even modern-day Christian music industry, today). People substitute the word “God” for “Jesus” in alot of places, and try to make that “god” an all-encompassing god (i.e. claiming the God of the bible is the same as “Allah”, etc.) Well folks, the God of the bible is NOT in any way, shape or form the same god as “Allah” or any OTHER lower-case g god! The God of the bible is the ONLY true God! This is expressly spoken all throughout scripture! 

There’s also alot of people that “go to church” once a week, but then NEGLECT Jesus and his gospel the rest of the week. These are the people who “praise Jesus” in church but then revert back to their OWN lives the rest of the week! These are the people who say: “Sure, I believe in Jesus, he was a great moral teacher” or “Yeah, I believe in Jesus so I’ll automatically go to heaven just for believing in Jesus, ALONE”. Their LIPS praise Jesus but their HEARTS are far from Him! 

Let us examine Matthew 6:21 in a bit more detail: Where is your TREASURE? What are you MOST FOCUSED ON in life? What do you spend your MONEY on? (Most biblical scholars agree that your “treasure” is biblically and spiritually defined as what you most spend your MONEY on!)

In fact, there is SO much pressure in today’s society to “fit in” that people will buy things just to PROVE they have money and just to PROVE they’re not poor! And that’s where you get the concept of people “treasuring” material things/wealth MORE than they “treasure” Jesus/the gospel!

So in conclusion, in order to FULLY obey God/Jesus Christ, one must follow and obey the COMPLETE bible, not just HALF the bible! And to follow ALL the bible, we must have a true spiritual HEART for the bible! (Meaning, we must consider God’s Law above ALL other worldly things in our lives!) For HALF the bible is only HALF the truth! Please remember that Jesus is revealed IN the law and IN the biblical Sabbaths and IN the biblical feasts! Jesus is TRUTH! Only following HALF of the bible or HALF of the law is SPIRITUALLY HALF-HEARTED!

Think about it, folks! If we only obeyed the laws of the New Testament and not the Old, we’ve done ourselves a SERIOUS disservice! Same if we ONLY followed the laws of the Old Testament but not the New! We can’t just use the bible as a cafeteria line and pick which parts we want to follow and which parts not, it doesn’t work that way! Scripture determines scripture, FEELINGS don’t determine scripture! 

For more information and further resources, please prayerfully consider the following:

  1. “Pagan Christianity” by Frank Viola and George Barna, 2012 revised and updated edition
  2. Tomorrow’s World ministries in North Carolina, USA
  3. Parable of the Vineyard ministry on Youtube, etc.
  4. Transformation Church out of Tulsa, Oklahoma faith series on Youtube called “CRAZY FAITH” (Note: The Word “Crazy” is meant to mean EXCEPTIONAL FAITH, or Faith that’s had when it seems “crazy” to other people – i.e. Job’s faith when his wife and his friends doubted, etc.)
  5. Jonathan Cahn (I would recommend his books “The Harbinger”,”Paradigm” and “The Book of Mysteries”) 
  6. Trump/The Republican Party/The Pro-Life cause (Remember, a vote for ANY Democrat (as a whole) IS to vote (as a whole) for Abortion, Sodomy, Pedophilia, Bestiality, Tyranny and Socialism)
  7. Any KJV-bible resource that ALSO includes the Apocrypha 

Closing Prayer:

Numbers 6:24-26 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Morality Subjective?

Many people have often been heard saying that “one doesn’t have to believe in God to be a good person”. Well, define what being a “good person” is. Most people would say “I pay my taxes, I’ve never killed anyone, I donate to charity, I obey all traffic laws, etc.” And while all of those things are GOOD, all of our human laws are actually BASED on God’s moral law!

“I pay my taxes” – Jesus Christ said in the bible “give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and give to God what is God’s”

“I’ve never killed anyone” – the 6th commandment says “thou shalt not kill”

“I donate to charity” – the Oliviet Discourse given by Jesus on the Mount of Olives in New Testament says that we are to “give to others less fortunate than us”

“I obey all traffic laws” –  the bible says we are to “treat others the way we’d like to be treated”

So essentially, most of human laws are based on God’s moral law. Because lets face it, WITHOUT God’s moral law to GUIDE our human law, there WOULD be no mortality in today’s world, think about it!

Imagine for a minute if God’s law “didn’t exist” and that there WAS no “divine law” by which to base our human laws on…..WHO would decide what laws to make? HOW would those laws be enforced? What would be the consequences for transgressing those laws? By WHAT measure would we humans judge ourselves by?

If there was no consequence for killing, for example, the whole world probably would’ve killed each other off by now. Or if SOME humans thought “killing” was a crime and some didn’t, WHO would get to decide if “killing” was a crime or not? And HOW would the transgressing of the law against “killing” be enforced?

Truth is, if we never had God’s law as a moral code by which to make our OWN laws, we would be LOST as a nation and as a world, today! Because in THAT case, morality would be “subjective” and each person would get to decide for THEMSELVES what was “moral” or not. Imagine what type of messed up world we’d be living in, if that were the case. You’d have serial killers who would see “nothing wrong” with killing people. You’d have abusers who would think “nothing was wrong” with abusing people (and animals). You’d have people thinking there was “nothing wrong” with stealing other people’s money and so on and so forth.

And NOBODY in that type of society would be punished for their crimes, because, hey, “morality is subjective”, right?

If morality is “subjective”, by WHAT measure would we measure ourselves by? Answer: we would HAVE nothing by which to truly measure ourselves by. That’s WHY God created his divine law in the Old and New Testaments. He wanted us to have a moral code, a divine measuring stick by which to measure ourselves by. He knows and wants what’s best for us.

Most people in this country (America) and in this world have decided they “don’t NEED God”. And IN so doing, God’s Wrath is now upon America and the world. Which is why he’s partially removed himself from our current state of affairs as in: “okay, you guys think you don’t need me anymore? okay, let me remove a part of my divine protection from the world and see just how you guys do on your own”.

Back in the 40’s and 50’s when people loved God, our nation was prosperous. But now, in the year 2014, when our nation “no longer seems to love God anymore”, we’re now facing a $100 TRILLION national deficit. $100 T R I L L I O N. Is that any coincidence? I think not.

And once gay marriage is FULLY recognized in all U.S. States, what will stop people from asking for commune marriages, incest marriages, pedo marriages, bestiality marriages, etc.? Like, LITERALLY? There’s ALREADY been a 3-way throuple “marriage ceremony” in this country. Imagine the possibilities when such “marriages” become LEGAL!

Our kids today here in America are quite literally confused as HECK, (just look at what seems to be the “skyrocketing” rate of “transgenderism, confused gender identity, and what have ya). With all these conflicting messages being thrown at them in the public schools and in the media, while at the same time, having a “pro-sin/pro-homosexual agenda” shoved down their throats, it’s NO WONDER kids these days are so “gender confused” and what have ya.

And to top it all off, conservative parents are often penalized (either by the U.S./state court system and/or school/school boards themselves) when they try to opt their children OUT of such “education”. What is this world coming to? It’s ONLY gonna get worse, people! So be prepared!

And while it might “seem” like I’m judging here, I’m only shedding light on what’s going on here in America, today. It almost seems like people are too afraid to talk about what’s REALLY going on behind the scenes. But we MUST talk about it, people! We MUST! Otherwise, we unwittingly let the adversary and his minions win, by default.

The reason the “gay movement” was even so successful in the first place is because true, bible-believing Christians became “afraid” and didn’t fight back! (And by fight back, I don’t mean any type of physical assault, I mean an honest, Christ-centered dialogue that explains why homosexuality is un-natural/sodomite-like behavior).

Satan/Satanism is tied in with homosexuality/sodomy and witchcraft, plus gay marriage is what the Church of Satan considers to be a “sacrament”. Don’t believe me? Check out the following article:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/satanic-temple-leader-seeks-religious-exemption-to-pro-life-laws-offers-to

Look at the following images from “gay pride” parades and/or publications:

DEVIL HORNS, GAY PRIDE8 DEVIL HORNS, GAY PRIDE12  GAY PRIDE23DEVIL HORNS, GAY PRIDE5 DEVIL HORNS, GAY PRIDE9 DEVIL HORNS, GAY PRIDE3 DEVIL HORNS, GAY PRIDE6

And examine the following photo:

SAME SEX COUPLES MAKE OUT ON GRAVE2

Plus you REALLY got to ask yourself this: If people were “born gay” as they claim, why have they not yet found a “gay gene”? Science articles with the headline “gay gene found” ALWAYS have in the articles “these genes MAY cause homosexuality” and/or “these combinations of genes MAY cause homosexuality” but they never have a DEFINITE gene that FOR 100% SURE beyond all reasonable doubt causes homosexuality in people. That’s because there IS no gay gene, folks! And there never have been nor will there ever BE! Even this pro-gay activist herself admits there is NO GAY GENE for homosexuality in the following article:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/foremost-uk-gay-activist-admits-there-is-no-gay-gene

And in the preceding article, another homosexual activist admits that the “purpose” of fighting for gay marriage is to DESTROY MARRIAGE, ALTOGETHER!

http://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/homosexual-activist-admits-true-purpose-of-battle-is-to-destroy-marriage/

But the point I’m trying to make is THIS: living a life that’s COUNTER to Jesus Christ and his commandments in the bible is a life without morals and a life lived for Satan. One does not have to BE a Satanist to be considered a Satanist, in God’s eyes.

However, we ALL have sin in our lives (rather we choose to live for Jesus Christ or not). Romans 3:23 states: “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. Translation? NONE of us is perfect! We ALL sin from time to time! We’ve ALL made  mistakes in our lives! However, the GOOD NEWS is that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for mankind’s sins at his crucifixion! And all those folks who put their faith, trust and love into Jesus Christ Almighty, get baptized in Jesus’s name and develop a TRUE spiritual relationship with him are going to be saved from any eternal condemnation of their sins!

That might seem “foreign” to some and hard to wrap one’s brain around. But John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life“. And Jesus Christ was willing to be beaten, mocked, tortured, flogged, laughed at, spit on, ridiculed, crowned with a crown of thorns, pierced, etc. just so that WE (mankind) could be forgiven of our sins/transgressions against God the Heavenly Father/The Great Creator and assured an eternal spot in Paradise. And there’s no greater love than that, people! NONE! That’s the SINGLE most greatest act of love throughout the ENTIRE UNIVERSE!

The truth is, God loves ALL of his creation, but he does NOT love the sin in people’s lives and he sure as heck doesn’t love PERPETUAL SIN in people’s lives, such as when people decide they want to permanently thumb their nose at God and indulge in their hedonistic desires, for example!

And when some people out there say: “Jesus accepts that I’m gay”, that’s like saying “Jesus accepts me being a serial killer and sees nothing wrong with it”. Do you see what I’m getting at, here? Those who believe that Jesus ACCEPTS a gay/sodomite lifestyle are very sadly deceived by Satan and his demons! For NOWHERE in the bible, Old to New Testament will you find a SINGLE PASSAGE that “OK’s” homosexuality and homosexual behavior. None. Which is WHY the Church of Satan calls homosexuality/homosexual “marriage” a “sacrament”. Think about it, folks! 

However, when Jesus was crucified, he died for the forgiveness of ALL of mankind’s sins, not just SOME of them! (But we must ACCEPT Jesus’s free gift of salvation by praying for forgiveness of our sins and fully REPENTING of them.

Otherwise, there can BE no salvation without repentance! And if one dies without ever having truly accepted Jesus Christ into their heart and lives and REPENTING of their sins (ALL of their sins, not just SOME of them), their only path in the afterlife is going to be eternal condemnation in the FLAMES! I’m sorry folks but that’s the brutal reality!) 

So when Jesus Christ gave us EVERYTHING (during/right after his crucifixion), why do we, as a global humanity IN GENERAL, turn around and give him NOTHING? Nothing but disbelief, mockery, hatred, misunderstanding?

The attitude of today’s world seems to be: “why SHOULD I have to believe in God?”, as if believing is a type of “chore” or something!

Most people do not even want to entertain the mere POSSIBILITY that God exists! Why? Because if God is real, then the Devil and demons are real. And if the Devil and demons are real, then hell and the lake of fire must be real. And if hell and the lake of fire are real, then God’s JUDGEMENT must be real. And if God’s Judgement is real, then they KNOW they must change their lives or suffer the consequences for eternity! And lets face it, most people are IN LOVE WITH their sins and don’t want to give them up!

Plus the thought of hell and/or the eternal lake of fire is honestly TERRIFYING for most people, when they truly sit down and think about it! But they don’t even like to think about it, so they just try to throw it to the back of their mind, trying to distract themselves in any which way they can from God’s eternal truth in the bible!

They do yoga meditation, drugs, alcohol, fixate on the latest movies/celeb news, try out Wicca or other religions, ANYTHING to distract themselves from the truth of the bible! They try to tell themselves over and over again that the bible’s not true, that it’s just a big “fairytale” and what not. Actually, they’re rather “hoping” it’s a fairytale.

But they’re not 100% sure if it’s really a “fairytale” or not because there’s SO many Christians in the world! They know subconsciously that there must be a REASON why so many people believe in and have “faith” in God Almighty…..and whenever they come across a person that has “faith” in God Almighty, they’re a little bit worried because they know if the bible IS true (and it is, I assure you!) that that person is headed for eternal Paradise while they themselves are headed for eternal flames! And that’s when many of them get ANGRY at God as in: “I have to BELIEVE in you just to be SAVED by you? What crockus!”

But sadly, these folks don’t realize the bigger picture and that’s this: God Almighty is the CREATOR of all life and everything on this universe. And he LOVES his creation. And he wants to have a spiritual relationship with all his creation. But he can’t do that if a person won’t let him! Imagine how YOU would feel if YOU created something and that something that you PROUDLY created and were proud of wanted to have NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU, in spite of you trying for years and years to “get through” to that something! It would hurt, wouldn’t it?

Some want to tout evolution as a reason not to believe in God. Well, if evolution were true (and I assure you, it’s NOT), who or what created the ape-like things? Have you ever stopped to think about that? Some say we all came from a fish or an ancient bacterium or what not. But if one studies cell biology and genetics IN DETAIL, it’s virtually IMPOSSIBLE for all life to spring forth from one single bacterium. And besides, if THAT were true (and again, I assure you it’s NOT), then who or what created the single bacterium?

Did the single bacterium just jump off the page out of NOTHING and create ITSELF? How is that even possible? For SOMETHING would’ve had to create the materials to CREATE the single-celled bacterium to create the rest. There is evidence ALL OVER THE UNIVERSE for a creator, THE creator of all life. It’s just that many people don’t want to see it since seeing the “evidence” for God Almighty would force them to change their lives and they don’t want to change their lives, pure and simple.

And not only that but there’s many “holes” in the *theory* of Evolution. First of all, there have been ZERO inter-generational fossils found since the *theory* of Darwin/Wallace. ZERO. And the one they CLAIMED they’ve found most recently later proved to be “fake”. Secondly, mutations are actually BAD things……for example, Down Syndrome is caused by a “mutation” in the gene manufacturing system.

Therefore, it stands to reason that mutations have NOTHING to do with “survival of the fittest”. Thirdly, if we came from “apes”, then why are “apes” still here, if we “evolved” from them? Shouldn’t EVERY “ape” have evolved into a human? Think about it, folks! The “weaker apes” also should’ve died off LONG BY NOW, because hey, it’s “survival of the fittest”, right?

Fourthly, why are humans not STILL evolving? Why don’t humans have wings or why can’t cats talk? Why do we have nothing more advanced (for street driving) than the automobile/motorcycle/ATV/etc for the last 80 some years? Shouldn’t we have LONG developed “flying cars” by now (the kind from Back to the Future II?) Because hey, afterall, “once evolving, always evolving”, right?

Fifthly, Darwin stated that his theory “wouldn’t hold water” if any complex organs were discovered in single-celled bacteriums. Well, guess what folks, THE EYE is a complex organ and bacterium were recently discovered to have had “eyes”. So, in Darwin’s own words, his *theory* of Evolution “holds no water”, folks!

And once the “theory” of Evolution of debunked to people, many people try several OTHER means to stamp out God and his existence. “But why is there evil in the world? Why do kids get cancer or Down’s syndrome?” Truth is, when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, all of mankind after that inherited a “sin nature”. We live in a fallen world and the consequence of us living in a fallen “sin nature” world are a result of that. Not to mention that many people turn their backs on God and are indifferent to his “divine laws”, which is WHY you see so much evil in the world today. People turn their backs on God in today’s world and then wonder why the world is going to hell in a handbasket!

As to why God would give a kid cancer or allow a kid to be born with Down Syndrome? Well, lets face it, sometimes what originally appears as a downfall can be a blessing in disguise. And let me explain what I mean by that. Kids with cancer……yes, they may suffer somewhat in the short run, but in the long run, they get to go be with Jesus Christ someday and the angels, so how could THAT ever be a bad thing? And kids and people with down syndrome? They always seem so happy all the time whereas the rest of the human populace seems so miserable and “restless” all the time.

The truth is, SATAN is the true cause for all the evil going on in the world today and all the genetic abnormalities and what have ya. So why is it always God Almighty that people want to blame when it’s SATAN they should instead be blaming? Afterall, SATAN is the cause of Eve eating the forbidden fruit, NOT GOD ALMIGHTY! God Almighty NEVER tempts ANYONE! Think about it, folks!

Satan is the cause for the high murder and divorce rate, Satan is the cause for infidelity and all the evil/godless acts we see in our news today, etc. Because while God the Heavenly Father (through his holy Son Jesus Christ) wants what’s BEST for us, Satan wants to DESTROY US FROM WITHIN! (And if ya ask me, I’d say he’s doing a pretty good job of it, the world gets more eviler BY THE DAY!)

The truth is, a person can use just about any excuse in the book not to believe in God/Jesus Christ Almighty or the holy, divine, inspired words of the bible. But at the end of the day, God Almighty still exists. He’s EVERLASTING! And no amount of “theological” or “intellectual argument” is going to make him go away, folks!

 “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” – Matthew 24:35

 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.Revelation 21:1-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legal in God’s Eyes Vs. Legal in Man’s Eyes

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-louisiana-marriage-ban-20140903-story.html

Many openly homosexual couples in today’s society (as well as those who openly support them) seem to think that if something is “legal” in man’s eyes or in the eyes of the court(s), that it must be OK in God’s eyes. But that moral reasoning is the furthest thing from the truth! Because what’s legal in man’s eyes is NOT always what’s “legal” in GOD’S EYES and gay marriage/gay homosexual activity is one of those things!

Back during the times of the Old and New Testaments, they did not have a word for “homosexual”. Instead, the “homosexuals” of back then were called sodomites. Since they can’t have natural sex where procreation happens, they are forced to have UNNATURAL sex with one another and that’s why it’s called sodomy. Remember the complete burning down of the cities of Sodom & Gomorrah? Sodomy was likely one of THE most prevalent sin in those ancient cities. And it’s not like God didn’t give them warning. He gave them PLENTY of warning beforehand (over the long term) and they repented not of their deeds!

However, homosexual activity/lust is no greater sin than murder, rape, embezzling, etc. No one sin in a person’s life is greater than another sin, for in God’s eyes, sin is sin, it doesn’t matter WHAT the sin is. The only UNFORGIVABLE sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit!

There are several spiritual “theories” about what the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is: 1) the refusal to believe in God/Jesus Christ and then dying in that sin of unbelief, 2) to say that Jesus Christ got his power from Satan and not God, 3) to die in the sin of believing that Jesus Christ was NOT the one and only begotten Son of God and/or was not the one and only true Jewish messiah,

4) to die in the sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit willfully, directly and purposely without ever had repenting of doing so, 5) to die in the sin of believing that the Holy Spirit is a “woman”, 6) to die in the sin of believing that Jesus and Satan were “brothers”, 7) to die in the sin of bowing down to and praying to other people/things besides Jesus Christ Almighty (think Virgin Mary, Allah, Muhammad, Joseph Smith, “saints” which are actually “demons” in disguise, etc.)!

Until most recently, I was at a loss to try to explain to myself and to others about why active “sodomites” were demanding the right to marry (of all places) IN THE CHURCH! I’ve met very, very few open homosexuals who claim to be “Christian”. Nearly all of them I have known of over the years were Atheist, Buddhist, Satanist, anything BUT Christian. And the few ones that say they’re “Christian”? Well, it’s good that they’re Christian, for that means they’re ONE step closer to the truth than those who reject Christ……

But unfortunately, they’re still deceived and under SEVERE demonic deception if they think being an “active homosexual” is okay in God’s eyes. [Though I’m proud to report that there ARE a few same-sex attracted individuals out there who are wise enough to realize that sodomy is sin and try to refrain from all forms of it, which makes my soul very GLAD!] But then it dawned on me: there is a whole entire “movement” out there among the “active homosexual community” to GUT the King James Bible and to replace it with newer, “sodomite-friendly” versions such as the “New” King James Version, NIV, Queen James Bible, etc.

And like I’ve said in previous posts, the bible is not like slicing up fruit, you can’t just pick what parts of the bible you want to follow and which parts you don’t. The bible isn’t like that for it’s either all true or it isn’t. And I submit to you today from the bottom of my heart and the depths of my soul that the bible is real and that the God of the bible is real. Once one sees Jesus Christ with their very own EYES during a near-death experience and KNOWS him to be real, there’s no “un-seeing him” and no doubting him or his existence!

But it’s sad, really. I think alot of “homosexuals” just want to feel loved and accepted. And who can blame them? ALL humans (rather they admit it or not) want to feel loved and accepted in some way, shape or form. However, I think only a small handful of them have the attitude of : “if this is sin, I live it proudly, I’m better than YOU God, YOU’RE not gonna tell ME what to do or how to live MY life!” Many of them even search the scriptures, looking for the affirmation that God loves them and wants to give them a new lease on life. And the weird thing is, God DOES love them and he CAN give them a “new lease on life”. But that requires them to submit themselves to him FULLY, not just partially.

Instead of : “Lord, I’m gay and I can’t help it so please accept me & allow me to live as an active homosexual”, their prayer should INSTEAD be something like: “I know from your word in the King James bible that sodomy is sin. Please cleanse me and help me overcome my sin of sodomy and rebellion against you. Please give me a new heart in you, Lord and help me to faithfully serve you all the days of my life, Amen”. And then, if they believe that prayer with ALL their heart, ALL their soul, ALL their might, the Lord WILL change them, for the better and they will no longer be held hostage to their sin of “sodomy”. Now, that doesn’t mean they won’t still feel “tempted” by time to time with same sex attraction, but with the power of Jesus Christ, one can overcome ANYTHING in their life and I do mean ANYTHING!

But there’s one thing that active homosexuals need to realize and it’s THIS: they are indeed under SEVERE DEMONIC OPPRESSION!!!!!!! The demons of LUST are POWERFUL. Remember the story of Mary Magdalene in the bible who was possessed by SEVEN DEMONS? Not 1, not 4, but 7 of them!!!! However, with the power of Jesus Christ himself, all 7 of them came out of her mind and body and were no longer able to effect her after Jesus saved her.

Sotrust me…….if Jesus Christ can save Mary Magdalene from the “powerful demons of lust”, he can save YOU, the active homosexual, from the ever-so-powerful demons of lust. The demons of lust are powerful, yes. But guess what? Jesus Christ Almighty is MORE powerful than any demon that ever walked this Earth, even the most powerful demon of all (Satan)!

Now, what about those homosexuals out there who are ALREADY MARRIED, you may ask? Well, I WILL say this: the “law of the land” may recognize the “gay marriage” but God himself (sorry to say) does NOT recognize that “marriage”, not in this life, nor in the life to come! In fact, God doesn’t even call it a “marriage”, he calls it “perpetual sin of sodomy”.

SO…..realizing that God himself does not even recognize the so-called “gay marriage”, gay married couples who are repentant of their sin need to get divorced……yes, DIVORCED……and live in separate places from here on out and instead, focus on God and the holy bible, King James Version.

Even Matthew Vines HIMSELF (the gay author who wrote “God and the Gay Christian”) admitted that Paul seemed to have a VERY negative viewpoint towards “homosexuality/sodomy” and well, there’s a REASONING for that! Sodomy is SIN! Can you ever imagine the apostle Paul advising people to steal other people’s money? Ofcourse not! Stealing is sin! So is sodomy! So OFCOURSE the apostle Paul didn’t have a positive viewpoint towards “homosexuality/sodomy”. The apostle Paul didn’t have a positive viewpoint towards ANY sin, in God’s eyes! Why would he?

People try to say that those who oppose homosexuality and gay marriage are just evil, evil, evil, in today’s society. But you want to know what the REAL evil is? Making a homosexual person think that living the gay lifestyle is just fine and dandy, never ever warning them of the realities of hell and eternal condemnation in the flames after they die in this life! It’s like seeing someone inside a burning house and then, doing absolutely nothing to try to drag them out of the burning house. One might say in excuse “hey, it’s not MY house, it’s THEIR house, they started the fire in their own house, I’m not going to try to save them, screw THAT!”

And true, some might even hate or resent you for “trying to drag them out of their burning house” and might try to fight and kick you all along the way, sort’ve speak, but ya know what? It’s better to have them mad at you NOW and possibly enjoying eternity with Jesus Christ later someday, than to have them NOT mad at you, but then someday being burned tortuously in the flames for eternity!

The number of “Christians” today that support gay marriage just ASTOUNDS me! These Christians are obviously not well-read in what the King James Bible has to say on the matter. They’re probably just regurgitating what they were taught by the media, popular culture or perhaps their own family or church pastor. The number of Christian “pastors” that support gay marriage today TRUTHFULLY astounds me! What is this country coming to?

What’s next? Will pastors and “popular culture” start supporting OTHER sinful activities too, like pre-marital sex, masturbation, abortion, adultery/open marriages, sexual relationships between minors and adults, incest, etc.? Because once the flood gates of sin open, sin runs RAMPANT through today’s churches!

15-20 years ago, gay marriage was “unheard of”. But now, we have things such as “throuple marriages” (yes, throuple marriages) and UNTIL churches/pastors/Christians return to the bible and believe/follow what the KJV says, it’s ONLY gonna get worse from here! ;(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWHv6xsCpj4&list=UUDATi9UrhqjfVNxIKNizOiQ&index=13

http://nypost.com/2014/04/23/married-lesbian-threesome-expecting-first-child/

 

 

 

Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church & The Vatican, Part 2

In my previous post on the matter, I listed 20 things that the Catholic Church believed/practiced that went AGAINST the bible. In this post, I’m going to further expand on some things and even add a few things the Catholic Church believes/practices that proves they are a church of Satan in disguise!

1. The Sale of Indulgences.

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In part 1, I mentioned there IS no such thing as “Purgatory”. You won’t find Purgatory ANYWHERE in the bible, whatsoever! During the years of the early 1540’s (give or take), there was something called the “Sale of Indulgences”. That more or less meant that if a person were willing to pay a big enough sum of money to the Catholic church, they could REMIT punishment of their sin(s) in “Purgatory”.

But according to the bible, there IS no “Purgatory” and a person can NOT “buy their way out of hell”. So sadly, instead of buying their way OUT of hell with their hard-earned and/or hard-saved money, Catholic lay-people around the time of the early 1540’s were instead buying their way INTO hell. Sadly, many Catholic people today (though they no longer participate in the sale of indulgences for the most part), STILL believe that they can pray dead people out of hell or have other people pray THEIR way out of hell. And we know from the bible that that’s simply not true for there is but one Earthly life on this Earth and one eternal judgement.

2. Relics.

It never ceases to amaze me just how many different “relics” the Catholic church has. They have the “relic” of this or the “relic” of that. But what most of people don’t realize is that all those “relics” are actually false IDOLS that are being WORSHIPED ***just like** the Golden Calf of Moses & Aaron’s time in history! But in fact, the Catholic Church carries around an “adorned skull” on a pillow (something that seems like an event at a Masonic lodge, somewhere). Does anyone else find this strange?

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3. Walls, Ceilings, Chandeliers made of nothing but real-life human bones. (Does anyone else see the total eeriness in all this?) Note: The Catholic Church claims it’s the bones of “previous popes” and “Catholics”. But during the time of the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, many hundreds of Jews and “true Christians” (those who prayed to Jesus and Jesus Christ, ALONE) were murdered.

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4. Veneration of the Dead. (similar to #3).

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5. The Catholic Church believes that Mary (mother of Jesus Christ) was “immaculately conceived”; in other words, they believe that Mary was born of a Virgin, just like Jesus. And we know from the bible that Jesus Christ is the ONLY one who’s EVER been conceived by a “virgin”. (This belief about “Mary” + “her parents” are nothing more than a complete mockery of the TRUE holy family comprised of Jesus, Mary & Joseph!)

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6. Catholic doctrine says that the Holy Spirit is Mary’s spouse! (And we know from the bible that JOSEPH and Joseph ALONE was Mary’s spouse!)

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7. Child molestation oftentimes goes unreported. Instead, they seem to transfer “child molesting” priests from parish to parish.

This is just an example of one of MANY child molesting priests who were transferred from parish to parish.

http://www.wlox.com/story/24705613/catholic-priest-who-worked-in-miss-goes-to-jail-for-m

8. The clerical dress of the Catholic church is Satanic, in and of itself. This is like something out of the movie “Eyes Wide Shut” and/or similar to the KKK! (Does anyone else find this strange?) 

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9. The outside of the Vatican in Vatican city is shaped like a skull, plus there’s tons of Gargoyles (“sculptured witches/demons”) on Catholic churches everywhere. Anyways, these “sculpted witches/demons” seem to be visually “welcoming” demonic spirits INTO the church, for why would demonic sculptures “scare off” demons, as some claim? That’s honestly laughable at best! 

In my mind, they were put there as some sort of “show”. Demons are just like Satan, they want constant worship! People worshiping them in the name of so-called “saints” is not enough for them, no! They want even MORE worship…….in MORE sculpted form…….hence, “gargoyles”.

Many falsely claim they were there to “scare OFF” demons. Well, if that were the case, you know what would TRULY scare off demons? Jesus’s words and/or bible passages!!!!!! Why? Because those things have the bible’s TRUTH in them, whereas, gargoyles do NOT!!!!!! It’s almost like the demons themselves wanted something to try to scare people with, so people would actually fear/admire them and wouldn’t trust in the name of Jesus to cast them out or something!  

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10. There are Masonic symbols all throughout the Vatican, not to mention that they worship the Sun. (Note: It’s not halos you see surrounding the painted figures on the walls, they’re actually supposed to represent Suns). Please note that other world religions ALSO have theirgodsdepicted with this same general “halo” as the Catholic Church. Odd, isn’t it?

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11. Not surprisingly, it is highly rumored that Satanic services/rituals go on, inside the Vatican. And some such “people” in the Catholic Church that have personal knowledge of this have now come forward, along with other true Christians out there who wish to shed the light on such matters.

http://www.vatileaks.com/_blog/Vati_Leaks/post/Satanism_in_the_Vatican/

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Roman%20Catholicism/satanism_in_the_vatican.htm

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The guy in the following video does a pretty good job of explaining my list of 11 in further detail.

Who Can Name The 10 Commandments?

I saw an episode of David Letterman or Jay Leno a few years back where he and his crew went out on the streets and asked people if they knew what the 10 commandments were. Most people could only name two of them and one person didn’t even know what the 10 commandments even were!

They then went on to ask about the 7 deadly sins and most people had never even heard of the 7 deadly sins, either (and I’ll admit that even “I” didn’t know about the 7 deadly sins until watching the movie “Seven”, starring Brad Pitt).

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me (this includes movie stars, athletes, musicians, money, etc.)

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image (a carved image of Jesus Christ or a statue of the virgin Mary for example)

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain (saying “Jesus Christ” or “God” in any type of sentence that is NOT talking about God, including say “J!”, “J Christ!” or “God D-It!”)

4. Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy (the actual Jewish Sabbath is Saturday and is from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown).

5. Honor thy mother and thy father (respect their advice, age and heritage)

6. Thou shalt not kill (that includes killing your self, since your body is supposed to be your “temple”, therefore, you mustn’t do anything to defile it).

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery (even to lust after someone is to commit adultery in your heart!)

8. Thou shalt not steal (even if it’s just 1 penny or something as simple as a paper clip, etc.!)

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor (no lying, cheating on a test, etc.)

10. Thou shalt not covet anything that is thy neighbor’s (no envying of things/talents that belong to others)

The 7 Deadly Sins (evident in the Brad Pitt movie “Seven”):

1. Greed (think ENRON scandal or making ethanol fuel out of corn, when millions of people across the world are STARVING!)

2. Sloth (laying around, laziness, not doing anything for days on end)

3. Envy (wanting what others have: the ONLY exception is “righteous envy” is which a person wants to have more faith in God)

4. Gluttony (over-eating)

5. Pride (thinking our gifts in life – be it writing, painting, etc. are from ourselves and not God)

6. Lust (looking at someone in a sexual manner, outside of marriage)

7. Wrath (severe anger and/or hating God or hating someone in general without cause)

And in the following video, it would “seem” as though they are “having a party” at mocking the  7 deadly sins…….

And back in the day, the ancient Jewish people had over 600+ ordinances that they were expected to comply with (including Kosher dietary laws, temple laws & regulations, etc.) The 10 commandments were SEPARATE from the 600 or so “ordinances”. The 10 commandments were written by God himself and given to Moses on tablets while Moses was the one who wrote the 600+ ordinances, as ordained by God. And the 7 deadly sins are a summary of the sins addressed in Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount in the New Testament, book of Matthew, chapters 5 to 7.

God of “Many Rules”?

To many Christians (and even non-Christians alike), God can seem like a God of “many rules”. And at times, those rules can feel overwhelming to live by, to say the least. It can even seem at times that God doesn’t want anyone to have fun in life.

But think of a parent who’s trying to properly raise their child. Should they just let their child run amok and do whatever the heck they want? Ofcourse not.

So it is with God.

God is like a “loving parent” and we are like his “children”. He has to give us rules to live by, in order to sustain us and guide us in the proper way of living & for spiritual growth. Otherwise, with no rules to live by, we wouldn’t be here long, as a human race.

Remember that all of our laws are pretty much based on God’s laws. So without God’s laws to inspire our own human laws, where would we be, law-wise? That’s right. We’d have no laws. And everybody would’ve killed each other off by now. But because we have laws based off God’s laws, we are able to have some sort of “order” in the world.

Imagine if you were God and created a human race. And lets say that you valued/loved your creation very, very much but the humans decided that they’d rather disobey you, attack you and talk smack on you instead, with a constant chorus of “You suck!”, “We hate you!”, “You’re no good!” and “Screw YOU!”, etc.

You’d probably feel pretty slighted and ticked off and fed up with those darned things after awhile, huh?

But what if you decided to put YOURSELF into the form of a human and took it upon yourself, to show them firsthand how “pained” you felt every time they disobeyed you and talked smack on you, by allowing them to torture and kill you (for the forgiveness of their sins), but then, having the power to be resurrected just 3 days later. 

Some of the humans would say “wow” and would start to behave immediately but others would STILL continue to behave badly. And sure, you as their loving, patient, kind creator would give them LOTS of chances to repent of their disobedience. But if they didn’t? You’d have no choice but to discard them, upon their deaths and to discard them for eternity…..

For what good are they to you if they give you no reverence, whatsoeever? They had their chance, they didn’t take it, so it’s not your fault, right? You tried. And you can’t take them back OUT of the fire of condemnation because all they’re going to do is curse you and hate you even more. Plus, that also wouldn’t be fair to the humans who were “righteous” humans the whole time and/or that “became” righteous humans.

Jesus Christ not only hates sin but he hates the “effects” of sin. Jesus Christ hates severe alcoholism, drug use, gambling, materialism, lust, greed, hate, pornography, etc. because of what it does to people (physically, psychologically, spiritually, emotionally, financially….) He’s not just saying “don’t do this because I don’t like it”…He’s saying “don’t do this, because it’s not good for you, in several different ways”. As our divine creator who made all things in the universe, God the Heavenly Father wants what’s best for us. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t be God.

And once more, Jesus Christ is not a God who wants to take fun out of life (contrary to popular belief in today’s secular world). He went with his parents to celebrate the Passover (a huge, 3-day long Jewish festival) with his cousin John when he was 12, he likely had a jovial time at the wedding in Canaan (before/after turning the water into wine), plus also likely joked around sometimes with his friends/apostles. 

Not to mention that Jesus Christ has given each and every one of us a talent, gift, hobby or “calling” in life. Not only to make our lives somewhat enjoyable but also for us to use OUR gifts/talents in life to glorify HIM! For example, a person who’s a great writer…..Jesus Christ gave them that gift for a purpose so that they’d use their writing to glorify HIM! Or perhaps a person is a good painter, photographer, etc. We are to use OUR gifts/talents for Jesus Christ’s glory!

Unfortunately, some people out there decide to take it upon themselves to give THEMSELVES the glory for their “talents” instead of giving Jesus Christ the glory and that’s where they come into some major spiritual trouble and are in MOST danger of a “spiritual fall”! Because remember Proverbs 16:18 which states: “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall”

So please. I beg of you. Use your gifts for Jesus Christ’s glory and see in return how God the heavenly Father in turn uses your “servitude” towards him to also bless YOU as well! 😉

Can A Person Still Be A “Good Person” Without Believing in God?

Oftentimes in our own human vanity, we think we can still be a “good” person, without having to believe in God.

We believe we are a “good” person by our own standards.

But honestly. Have you ever lied? Stolen anything? Sexually lusted after someone? Had sex outside of marriage? Worshipped any other gods (including money, celebrities, political figures, etc.) other than Jesus Christ? Said the Lord’s name in vain? Wanted something that belonged to someone else? Over-ate? Got Angry with or held a grudge against someone? Refused to give to the poor? Flat-out denied the existence of God? Hated someone? Etc?

We may think we are a good person by our “own” standards but according to God’s Word, we are not a “good” person, according to God’s standards.

The truth is, nobody is perfect. Not me, not any preacher of God, not ANY prophets of God. Not one. Except God. God is the ONLY perfect thing in this entire universe. Why? Because he made it.

And since God is perfect and WE are not, God doesn’t need US but WE need HIM! And God loves us SO MUCH that over 2,000 years ago, he put himself into human form (Jesus Christ) by means of a virgin birth and gave mankind the potential for the greatest gift EVER (salvation/forgiveness of sins).

But it’s more like when we go to Hastings and they sometimes have a “get-your-fines-payed-off-for-free-day” or something like that. Well, if we don’t go there to receive our *gift* of not having to pay the fine, then we still have to pay the fine. So it is with God.

If we don’t go to Jesus Christ to ask for forgiveness of our sins (for we are ALL sinners, in God’s eyes), then how are we supposed to receive our *gifts* of a) forgiveness of sins and b) everlasting life? Just like we must GO to Hastings on that day to *receive* the gift of no fines, we must also GO to Jesus Christ to *receive* our *gifts* of forgiveness of sins and eternal life. All you have to do is start with this simple prayer and allow Jesus to come into your mind, heart and soul.

“Jesus, please make yourself real to me. I thank you for dying on the cross for me 1976+ years ago to save mankind from their sins. I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of salvation. The type of salvation that only YOU can give! I humbly ask you to please come into my heart today and become my Lord & Savior. Please forgive me for all my sins and help me to REPENT of them. Help me to live a life that’s pleasing to you. Help me to spread your gospel of Salvation to others. And please help me find a righteous Christian who can full-water baptize me in your holy name. Amen”

If you said those words with all your heart, and believe them to be 100% true, and have gotten baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, then congratulations! You are now saved and a part of God’s family! And if you are STILL not “saved” at this point, I would highly encourage you to GET SAVED, for the time is short. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

And remember….the people in hell today are there because they CHOSE to go there by rejecting Jesus Christ……They had many, many chances in their life to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ but instead, decided to live life their own way……now, they are paying DEARLY for it…….for ETERNITY……..please don’t become one of those people, folks! Please come to a saving knowledge of Jesus before it’s too late!!!!!!!

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved but he who does not believe will be condemned” [Mark 16:16]