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How To Achieve The Fruits of the Holy Spirit:

According to Galatians 5: 22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”.

Okay, now what does this mean, some of you may be asking? When it says SPIRIT, just WHAT type of “spirit” is the passage talking about? I’m glad you asked! The “Spirit” being referenced/referred to in the above bible passage is talking about the HOLY SPIRIT! Now…..for those of you unsure who or what the HOLY SPIRIT is, let me tell you: it is the SPIRIT OF GOD! That’s why it’s called “Holy”.

Okay, some of you might still be confused so I’ll try to explain it a bit better. Look at the “scientific properties” of WATER, for instance (also known as H20). It is the SAME ELEMENT but has 3 different properties (solid/frozen, boiling/steam, and liquid). So it is with God the Heavenly Father and Jesus. It’s the SAME GOD but it’s the same God represented in THREE DIFFERENT FORMS, if that makes any sense?

BEFORE Jesus appeared on the Earth in his FLESHLY incarnate form (by means of a virgin birth) he appeared during the times of the Old Testament in his PRE-FLESH-INCARNATE-FORMS (also known as “Christophanies” – Google it). He was the “King of Salem” that brought out bread and wine to refresh Abram after he won the battle against foreign kings, He shut the mouths of the Lions in the Lions Den, He with the “Son of Man” who was with Daniel’s 3 friends in the Fiery Furnace of Nubuchadnezzar, He was the “Angel of the Lord” besides Joshua at the Battle of Jericho, He was the one who parted the Red Sea, He was the “Burning Bush Not Consumed” that Moses saw, you get the picture…..

Therefore, during the Old Testament times, there was no need for the Holy Spirit because Jesus was there (in PRE-FLESH-INCARNATE form). And during the times of the New Testament times WHILE Jesus was on the Earth, there was no need for the Holy Spirit because Jesus was THERE in fleshly, incarnate form!

In fact, Jesus explained this in further detail to his disciples in John 16:7 when he said the following:

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you”

And in Luke 24:49, Jesus is JUST ABOUT to ascend back up to heaven….But not before he leads his disciples up into Bethany and lays his hands on them to bless them:

“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high”

However, it wasn’t until AFTER Jesus left the Earth for good (following his Ascension to Heaven), that the disciples RECEIVED THE HOLY SPIRIT/HOLY GHOST:

And please remember: The Holy Spirit of God is the Spirit that testifies of HIM and His Word! It’s the Spirit that’ll let you KNOW things like: “Yes, this is of God” or “No, this is NOT of God!”

In other words, it’s a Spirit of JOY/SPIRITUAL COMFORT and/of SPIRITUAL CONVICTION/DISCERNMENT! (Note: It is called The Holy Ghost AND The Holy Spirit, depending on what bible version you’re reading).

ACTS 2:1-13:

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 

And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine”.

Okay, so in a nutshell, the disciples and many others are sitting around in a room, waiting for the “gift” of the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost. And this was about 40 days AFTER Jesus ascended back up to heaven through the clouds to be on the right hand side of God the Heavenly Father.

And suddenly, a WHIRLWIND comes into the room and the disciples start SPEAKING on inspiration from the Holy Spirit! And there were Jews from ALL AROUND gathered there at Jerusalem! There were Greek Jews, Arabian Jews, Asian Jews, etc. And they each spoke their own languages (INCLUDING the disciples of Jesus gathered there at Jerusalem!)

So try to imagine for a moment what CONFUSION that must’ve caused them when they HEARD the disciples speaking, but yet, HEARING THEIR OWN LANGUAGE being spoken! In other words, when Peter was up there on podium speaking Galilean (his native language), the Asian Jews didn’t hear Galilean, they heard their own ASIAN LANGUAGE being spoken. The Greek Jews heard Peter speaking in GREEK, the Arab Jews heard Peter speaking in Arabic or Farsi. You get the picture?

And some of the “diaspora Jews” there thought that fact was SO outrageous, that the disciples “must be drunk with new wine”. Even though that might seem like an “innocent” accusation by TODAY’S STANDARDS, back THEN in ancient biblical standards, that was one of THE WORST things you could say or accuse about a person, ESPECIALLY a disciple or one of high-religious-ranking! So imagine how Peter must’ve felt, standing in front of the all those people, being accused of such things!

Yet, in Acts 2:14-21, Peter gives this BOLD RESPONSE:

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved”.

By then, the Jews that had accused Peter and the other disciples of being “drunk with new wine” had realized their mistake and were amazed at the BOLDNESS of Peter in the declaration and sat up and took notice!

But anyways, there’s the whole story and backstory concerning the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost. So now that you know WHAT and WHOM the Holy Spirit is, we’re gonna go back to the passage in Galatians:

Galatians 5: 22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”.

In THIS instance, “fruit” doesn’t mean LITERAL fruit. It means SPIRITUAL FRUIT. Or in other words, what types of RESULTS are you getting from your spiritual walk in Christ? Are people getting saved? Are people being given information between right and wrong? Do most people consider you a patient, kind person? You get the idea.

But to further break down the process of the “fruits of the Spirit”, I’m going to personally define each one and then give you hints and tips on how to personally BECOME the epitome of each one on the list! 😉

Remember, the Galatians 5:22-23 passage goes directly in line with Matthew 17:16-20, which states:

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”

Remember the passage in Matthew 21:18-20 where Jesus is hungry and happens across a fig tree that has leaves on it and LOOKS LIKE it has fruit on it but doesn’t have any fruit on it, so Jesus CURSES THE FIG TREE? That is a foreshadowing of all the “fake Christians” that Matthew 7:21-23 says do the following:

“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“.

Okay, here’s how to NOT be one of those “fake Christians” who end up ETERNALLY CURSED just like the fig tree that LOOKED like it had fruit from the outside but was ROTTEN from the inside: EMPLOY AND EMBODY *THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT* (AKA THE *GOOD FRUITS*)….

Galatians 5: 22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law

Love – an intense feeling of deep affection. (We can ALL love our friends and family. That’s easy. Even our enemies do the same. But how well do we LOVE Jesus? How well do we love OTHER HUMAN BEINGS that are NOT our friends and family? That’s what Jesus means when he says in Matthew 22:37-40Jesus said unto him, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets”.)

Joy – a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. (Do you obey the Lord because you feel like you begrudgingly HAVE to? Or do you obey the Lord Jesus Christ because you WANT to, out of SHEER LOVE and RESPECT for the Savior? Do you feel JOY while obeying his commandments? Do you feel JOY in his Spirit? If not, you’re doing something wrong and you better pray to Jesus quick to find out what the something IS!)

Peace – freedom from war/disturbance, remaining calm, feeling tranquil/content/relaxed. (Do you feel at peace with your day to day life? If so, why not? Is there something you’re doing wrong in your walk with Christ? If so, FIX IT! And if you DO feel “at peace” with your day to day life in Christ, that’s a good sign, it means you’re on the path that Jesus WANTS you on, in life. If you feel “peace” about a move, a job change, a marriage, it means that Jesus is behind it. Note: If you DON’T feel peace about something, or don’t feel “at peace” WITH Jesus, there’s something wrong! Better examine it while you still have a chance!)

Longsuffering – having or showing patience in spite of troubles, especially those caused by other people. (Do you CAVE at the first sign of pressure? Do you immediately get into an argument if someone hurts you? Or do you try to reanalyze and reassess the situation……..maybe they didn’t mean to hurt you? Maybe they were having a bad day?)

Gentleness – the quality of being kind, tender, or mild-mannered. (Think of children, pets, and old people. Do you hold the door open for old people or help them put things in their shopping basket? Are you gentle and patient with pets and children when they act up? Are you gentle with your spouse if you disagree with them about something?) 

Goodness – the quality of being morally good or virtuous (Please remember that Jesus AND the bible define virtue and “moral good” as those people who SUBMIT to Jesus and his biblical laws! For a person can’t be a “good person” without Christ!)

FAITH – complete trust or confidence in Jesus and/or his promises, even if not (yet) seen (Hebrews 11:6 says: “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”).

Meekness – being submissive, humble and agreeable (but not sinning when doing so – i.e. being “submissive” to God’s Word, not blaming Jesus or others for what’s wrong in your life or in your job, etc.)

Temperance – self-control, abstinence from strong alcoholic drink and/or “all non-sinful things in moderation?” (i.e. eating a “moderate” amount of food instead of over-eating, only watching an hour of TV every night instead of all night, only being on the computer for an hour each night, instead of all night, etc.?)

Self-Application Study Guide Questions:

1). Have you ever failed to show “LOVE” to someone? Who? Why? How? What can you do from now on to make sure it doesn’t happen again? How have you felt before when someone else refused to show “love” to you in a given situation?

2). Who or what do you find your “JOY” in? Why? Would Jesus approve of the said thing or person you find “joy” in? Why or why not? What stories from the bible (if any) give you joy? Why? How can you INCORPORATE some of that joy into your OWN life? Do you feel JOY at the mere mention of Jesus and/or salvation? If not, why not? Are you jealous of other Christians who seem to have much “joy” in their lives, despite all the calamities they face? If so, that’s a good sign for there IS such a thing as “righteous envy” and Jesus can take that “righteous envy” of yours and use it for HIS GLORY! So fret not!

3). Do you feel a sense of PEACE in your life, concerning Jesus and and the gospel? Why or why not? If not, whom or what is holding you back from feeling that sense of peace in Jesus in your life? What steps can you take to recapture that peace in Jesus that was stolen from your life from said thing or person? Note: If someone has stolen your “peace in Jesus”, then that means you’re doing something wrong! That either means you’re either caving in to the pressures of persecution, you happen to be dating or married to a non-Christian or you’ve allowed someone to slowly creep in and rob you of your faith! The only way to have PEACE IN JESUS is to REPENT OF ALL SIN *TO* JESUS and get back on the “battlefield of life!”

4). Remember the parable of the sower? What happens when persecution hits ya? Do you get scared and give up and go running for the hills? Do you back off from your faith and/or your preaching a bit, hoping that the persecution will die down soon? Do you stress and buckle underneath all the pressure you’re under from school, home, work, etc.? Or do you face whatever “trials” come your way head-on, KNOWING that Jesus is with you? If you tend to run away from trials and tribulations, WHY? And what steps can you do to change that from now on? Did you know that even the demons themselves tremble and believe in Jesus? So why don’t YOU?

Longsuffering simply means the ability to remain calm NO. MATTER. WHAT. In other words, a group of people might be spiritually persecuting you. Do you give up and go running away (i.e. change jobs?) Or do you face the persecution head-on, knowing that no matter what, Jesus is with you and they (the persecutors) won’t win? Please remember that our faith is tested by FIRE (i.e. trials and tribulations). So if you can’t stand in spiritual battle NOW, how ever will you be able to stand in spiritual battle later, when the “heat of persecution” INTENSIFIES?

5). Gentleness – How many of us have gotten occasionally impatient with small children, pets or old people? Our young children are acting up, our pet is acting up and not minding us, the old person ahead of us in line at the checkout is taking FOR-EVEEERRRR to pay……Nearly all of us, at some point or another, if we’re being completely honest. But the “fruit” of gentleness just means we need to be PATIENT and GENTLE at ALL TIMES (even during the times when we’re about to LOSE patience). That’s why Jesus says to anger but NOT to sin IN our anger. Trust me, it’s an acquired learning exercise. What types of situations have you been impatient with a young child, a pet or an old person? Why? How? What types of situations in the future can you utilize to be PATIENT and GENTLE with small children, pets and old people?

6). Goodness – Funny how almost every single human on the planet would (in their own mind) define themselves as a “good person”. Because hey, no-one really likes admitting their own failures and shortcomings, am I right? It makes them feel so……..small……like such a “terrible” human being with flaws……..with………sin……….with…….oh my gosh….(gasp!) IMPERFECTIONS! However, the bible (and Jesus) define a good person by how well they RECEIVE the gospel AND apply it to their LIFE!

Have you ever been unkind to someone? Why? How? Did being unkind TO that someone help or hurt the situation? Did you feel guilty at all afterwards, on the inside? Why or why not? We must be “GOOD” (that means be KIND) to ALL people, according to the bible! It’s a part of “loving our neighbor as ourselves”. Noah was defined in the bible as a good man, a righteous man who always tried to OBEY the Lord. And no doubt OBEYING the Lord (on Noah’s part) very likely meant loving OTHER PEOPLE as he loved the Lord and HIMSELF!

7). **FAITH**Hebrews 11:6 says: “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”.

For those people who have actually SEEN Jesus during a Near-Death Experience, faith is nearly automatic! But for those who have NOT seen Jesus during an N.D.E., faith is a little more hard to come by, I know. How much faith in Jesus (if any) do you have? Why? If not alot, why is that? Do you think the universe came to be by mere accident? Do you think that colored illustrated books just produce, write, illustrate and publish themselves?

There is SO MUCH EVIDENCE for Jesus and his existence (outside of N.D.E.’s AND outside of Christian sources, even) that it’s not even funny! In the Old Testament, Saul is told that Jesus prefers FAITH over sacrifice! Also, it was Abraham’s FAITH that was accounted to him for all righteousness! If you don’t have faith or alot of faith, you can always PRAY TO HAVE FAITH! 😉

Your key always opens up the lock to your house/apt., your microwave always turns on when you hit the power button, the TV remote always turns off when you turn it off. Therefore, if you have faith in inanimate things, why don’t you have more faith in Jesus, the one true LIVING GOD? What steps can you take to increase your faith? The bible says that faith comes by hearing and that hearing comes by READING THE WORD (The Bible itself!) So what steps can you take to increase your reading of the bible daily?

8). Meekness – How submissive to Jesus and God’s Written Word (the bible) are you? Do you find yourself “questioning certain parts” or “disagreeing with others?” Do you find yourself “questioning God” or certain biblical characters on a continual basis? If so, why? And/or do you find yourself feeling “superior” to other Christians for all your biblical-based bible knowledge or principles? Why? How?

Do you occasionally find yourself questioning Jesus’s orders? (i.e. “But Jesus………this doesn’t make any sense to me! Why should I print an Op-Ed letter to you when that seems totally crazy to me? I don’t get it. Until I understand why, I’m not doing it!”) Are you “meek” (submissive and humble) towards Jesus, the bible and others? If not, why? What steps can you take to learn to be more meek and humble? Jesus says the meek and the humble SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH (i.e. New Jerusalem talked about in Revelation 21-22!)

9). Temperance – Do you have “modesty?” “Self-control?” If not, why? Whom or what are you addicted to? Why? How? How does this “addiction” play into the fact that the “fruit” of the Spirit REQUIRES us to have “self-control”? Can you see how said “addiction” is taking you AWAY from Jesus and the gospel of Salvation?

If the serving on the package says 1 cup, do you eat 5 cups serving instead? If so, why? The bible condemns drunkenness. Do you ever get drunk? If so, WHY? In my mind, this does NOT just apply to “addictions” like alcohol, drugs, sex, videogames, partying, food and the like. It also means WITH OUR WORDS! Are we able to “self-control” our WORDS? Are we able to “self-control” our ANGER and our ACTIONS?

How many times have you lost “self-control” over something or someone? Why? How? Do you see HOW and WHERE the LACK of “self-control” came from? What steps can you take to overcome said LACK of self-control? With time, prayer, patience and training, YOU can train yourself to have more “self-control” and “self-restraint”.

I hope this has helped someone today know how to apply the 9 FRUITFUL GIFTS of the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost to their lives! Thanks and have a great evening! 😉

 

 

 

 

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