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You Can’t Justify *Unrepentant Sin* & Call Yourself Christian!

There are several different “Movements” happening in the Christian Church today. And one of those Movements (next to the Ecumenical and Emergent Movements, which I’ve talked about in previous posts) is what I’ve now dubbed the “Revamping the Bible To Suit One’s Sin(s)” Movement. And it is a sad, sad day in America, indeed!

We are now living in the times when what the bible considers “evil” is considered GOOD in most peoples’ eyes and what the bible considers “good” and “moral” is now considered by many to be EVIL in today’s world. Isaiah 5:20 states: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Today, LGBT Activists and the Homosexual Community have pretty much taken over and “hijacked” the Christian Church, the re-defining of Marriage & Family, the K-12 classroom sex ed curriculum, and pretty much every faucet of American society. And while I don’t have anything against gay people personally on a human level, I DO have a problem with them on a SPIRITUAL level when they (the LGBT Activists),  go so far as to REDEFINE the bible and what it says in order to suit THEIR sin of homosexual lust & behavior.

That would truly be no different than a “Christian” serial killer saying “I’m a serial killer AND I’m Christian, so I should be allowed to kill people and still come to church every week, get married in the church and even become a church clergy member and have bibles rewritten to say that being a Christian serial killer is OK!”. It just wouldn’t happen in that case and so it shouldn’t happen with any other “willful habitual sin”, either!

And sure, in that scenario, a “Christian” serial killer could even try to argue “but I can’t help the fact I’m a serial killer, I was born this way” and it still wouldn’t change the fact that being a serial killer (in society’s eyes AND in God’s eyes) is a GRAVE sin!

Yes, I will come right out and say it: homosexual physical activity is a SIN and PERVERSION and an ABOMINATION, according to the bible! And all those poor, lost souls out there who PARTAKE of homosexual activity (and/or blindly support it) are, sadly and unfortunately, under SEVERE demonic oppression (rather they realize it or not) and are headed on a path to eternal condemnation if they don’t repent of their sin of homosexual behavior (and/or of approving of homosexual behavior) before it’s too late & their souls are judged and thrown in the fire for all eternity!

We know from the bible that Satan and his demons are MASTER DECEIVERS. They can take what’s WRONG (sin/lust), make it seem as though it were GOOD (healthy/normal) and then DECEIVE a homosexual person to think that that’s OKAY and/or that God APPROVES of such behaviors WHEN THAT PERSONALLY COULDN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH! Because the truth is, God HATES sinful behaviors……ALL of them! “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” Proverbs 16:25

Then again: homosexual lust/behavior is just as MUCH of a sin as lying, stealing, murdering, cheating, taking the Lord’s name in vain, bowing down to graven images, etc. So it’s not like the bible is singling out homosexual behavior as the ONLY sin in the bible. Romans 3:23 states: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God“. So in other words, we are ALL sinners on this planet Earth. If even just ONE person on this Earth right now tried to say they were without sin, they’d be a liar!

When Jesus Christ died on the cross, he died for forgiveness of ALL of mankind’s sins, not just SOME of them. John 3:16-17 says: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

However, in order to receive forgiveness for sins, one must first acknowledge their sins to Jesus Christ in prayer. Then they pray for forgiveness of their sins and REPENT of (that means, to give up and stop doing) their sins. And then they need to become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ in order to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Truth/Spiritual Discernment that will tell a person “this is of God” or “this is NOT of God”, etc.)

And most importantly, Jesus Christ LOVES YOU! He’s not willing that ANY should perish! However, Jesus Christ can’t save you and give you the gift of Salvation if you don’t let him!

Most recently, a guy has written a book in which he dances around all the passages in the bible in the Old AND New Testaments that specifically condemn homosexuality/homosexual behavior, even admits himself that Paul seems to hold a very “negative/condemning” view of homosexuality in the New Testament, and then comes back around to twist the bible and all its passages specifically condemning homosexuality to suit HIS sinful, homosexual lifestyle.

And this is VERY, very sad and unfortunate! Because using that same line of reasoning that he uses in his book to try to justify homosexuality, if it’s okay for a person to be Christian and openly homosexual, then it must also be okay to murder, steal, envy, continually take the Lord’s name in vain with no shame, worship idols and graven images, lie every chance one gets, not keep the sabbath holy, disrespect one’s father and mother, continually worship other gods, launder money, etc.

But most people would ofcourse, get up in arms and say “ofcourse those things wouldn’t be okay in God’s eyes!” Okay, fair enough. But if those things aren’t okay, then why is it okay for those who claim they are Christian to give in to homosexual lusts and desires? Hedonism is hedonism, right? And sin is sin? The bible is not like chopping up an apple or pear, where you can just chop up the pieces you want and then leave out the parts you don’t want. But anyways, in his new book, he attempts to say that the Old Testament laws condemning homosexuality no longer applies.

Well, unfortunately, that flies directly in the face of Matthew 5: 17-18 which states: “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”. And we know from reading the bible that ALL will not be COMPLETELY FULFILLED until the very end of Revelation chapter 22!

And not only that, but homosexuality is STILL condemned, even in the New Testament! It’s just that he somehow found a way to dance around them and blind his eyes to the truth and wants to encourage others to blind THEIR eyes to the truth, as well! It’s a sad, sad day in America, indeed!

When Jesus Christ came to Earth the first time, he came and offered himself as a sacrifice on the cross for forgiveness of mankind’s sins. But the book of Revelation in the New Testament talks about God’s Wrath that will be unleashed on the entire Earth, against those souls who rejected him and his holy, divine truth in the bible! Revelation 20:15 states “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire”. Those are some pretty harsh words, there!

Sure, Jesus Christ is a God of love & forgiveness. But just like every human being on this Earth has the potential for a loving, forgiving side, they also have the potential of an angry, wrathful, revengeful side. So it is with God/Jesus Christ. There are times in the New Testament when Jesus spoke with GREAT WRATH! But you won’t see alot of preachers today talk about that certain aspect of Jesus Christ.

Today in America, you will only mostly see preachers talk about Jesus Christ’s “loving side” and in so doing, they do all the lost souls around them a SERIOUS disservice when all those poor, lost, unfortunate souls are not forewarned about the coming WRATH OF GOD that will someday be leashed out on the entire Earth! The only ones who’ll be spared from God’s wrath will be his chosen ones, those that believe in him AND adhere to his teachings and commandments in the bible, ALL of them, not just SOME of them!

But essentially what the gay author is trying to do in his book is to REDEFINE Christianity, altogether! And in a small way, I can sort’ve understand where this guy is coming from. He wants to feel loved and accepted by God. I get that. I really do. But if only he TRULY KNEW how much Jesus Christ truly loved him. Jesus Christ wants to SAVE him from a life of depravity and LUSTFUL sin but he can’t do that if the guy keeps *willfully* blinding his eyes to Jesus’s TRUE spiritual truth in the bible!

I know at times that the Lord Jesus Christ can “seem” like a God of many rules, but the REASON Jesus Christ outlawed sinful things as “sin” (in and of itself) is NOT ONLY because of what those sins do to us mentally and spiritually but also what they do to us PHYSICALLY. There is a REASON God outlawed sex and lustful relations between the same gender. Look at the high drug rate, suicide rate, all the STD diseases it causes in males (things such as AIDS, anal fistulas, etc.), and females (such as HPV, genital warts, etc.).

Then there’s the fact that they can’t naturally procreate and God made marriage between a man and a woman for that very reason. But when it all comes down to it, homosexual behavior is a thing of LUST. Since two women and two men can’t procreate and have natural sex (where procreation happens), they have to have un-natural sex and that’s explicitly why the bible calls it an “un-natural sex/perversion”.

Medical science is very, very advanced these days and they have YET to find any sort of “gay gene”. However, research has been overwhelmingly showing that 98% of the time, gay/bi men suffered some sort of abuse or trauma in their childhood, their parents got divorced at an early age, their dads weren’t around alot or at all and/or they didn’t have a very good relationship with their father and/or step-father while growing up or they’re just very, very, very insecure and think that no women truly want them.

And for women that are bi/gay, it’s usually the same thing: some sort of childhood sexual abuse trauma that they suffered, or her parents were divorced or not around when she was little or she has SEVERE insecurity with herself over her ability to attract or keep a man. Other additional research has shown that parents themselves didn’t properly display in themselves or encourage the CORRECT gender roles when their children were little, thus reinforcing the “gender confusion” feelings in their children early on.

Prior to 1973, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association listed homosexuality as “abnormal”, more or less. And homosexuals back then wanted it to be known that it was a “choice” on their part. Now the tone has changed and homosexuals want to say they were “born that way”, nevermind that current research points more into homosexuality being more nurture (social environment) instead of nature (biology).

And then, to top it all off, you’ve got pro-homosexual education being taught to pre-pubescent teens and elementary kids in the schools (who’s hormones and social, physical, mental, spiritual development isn’t fully developed yet and whom ultimately get “tricked” into thinking: “if homosexual sex is good and wholesome, according to the public sex educators in the schools and I go out and experiment with a classmate of the same gender and it feels good, it MUST mean I’m bi/gay”, when that isn’t necessarily true!

It just means their hormones responded to stimulation, end of story. But when young people who aren’t fully developed yet experiment with classmates of the same gender and their hormones respond, they IMMEDIATELY confuse physical stimulation with love, and that’s where lifelong problems and gender confusion comes in. Lifelong gender confusion ALSO comes in when kids are raised by gay parents. Research has shown over and over again that for proper social development, a child needs a mother and a father. And to prove my point, there’s a famous Hollywood actress who’s lesbian, who, as you would guess it, was raised in a Lesbian household……hhhmmmm, lets think about that for awhile…….

And what about all the people who are now coming forward and actually ADMITTING that it was once a “choice” on their part, to live in the gay-lifestyle? Many former homosexuals have successfully gotten out of the sinful/lustful gay lifestyle, with the help of the Lord Jesus Christ. (And the LGBT Activists are trying to silence such people because quite frankly, it makes the gay movement look bad). But one thing’s for sure: the voice of the “ex-gay” is seldom heard in the media or on national television……not because they don’t exist…….but because the gay movement is trying to silence them. Here is the “VOICE” of such an individual:

http://www.screencast.com/users/mrwayyne/folders/Know%20His%20Love/media/469d442d-a7da-4129-b54d-9ae9ea376576

And what about the homosexual individuals that sexually, verbally or physically harass “straight” people? Why does the media (for the most part) hardly EVER pick up on THAT?

http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=&sc3=&id=83435

We live in a country today where it’s perfectly fine and dandy for a homosexual person to harass a straight person and hey, “no biggie” (according to the Media and everything else). But the MOMENT a straight person harasses a homosexual, it’s like a capital murder offense times three has been committed.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone ANY type of harassment on ANY individual in this country. But when victims of sexual harassment done by a homosexual can’t even speak up for themselves in this country and the media won’t even bring attention to it all, hardly, we’re living in some very scary times, indeed!

Most recently, it has come to my attention that a 3rd grader (who’s straight) in New York was most recently forced to perform oral sex on THREE “gay” school children at his school. THREE!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333961/Third-grade-boy-8-forced-perform-oral-sex-male-classmates-Harlem-school.html

Sadly, that’s just the small tip of the iceberg of some of the things that are happening in today’s country. The open homosexual has become like an endangered animal; highly protected. SO protected, in fact, that crimes such as the above link, go unnoticed and unpunished (by the media, by school administrators and even by parents, themselves!) Ofcourse, harassment happens on BOTH sides (the straight side AND the gay side) and I think it needs to stop!

But going back to the main case in point: the bible is NOT like chopping up fruit where we can decide what parts we want to adhere/follow to and what parts we don’t. Because hey, lets face it, it’s either all true or it isn’t. And I know first hand that what the bible says is true. I know Jesus Christ is real because I’ve SEEN him (during a Near-Death experience). I’ll never have to think or question about Jesus’s existence because I simply KNOW he’s real! Just like I also know the testimony of his words in the bible are real, there’s absolutely NO denying it!

But one thing is true, LGBT Activists seem to have an “agenda”and it’s actually part of a bigger, much broader movement to DESTROY the Christian Church from within, to DESTROY the concept of the Traditional Family and to DESTROY the King James Bible, bit by bit, little by little, verse by verse. Basically, they want to have the whole thing (bible, KJV) gutted.

And once they have all three of those things annihilated, they’ll go on to their next big goal: legalizing gay marriage in every single town and church across this country. And once it’s legalized everywhere, and they gain a majority in the house and senate (still a long ways off but not totally impossible the way the “hedonistic culture” of this American country is heading), the flood gates of sin will burst WIDE OPEN and any mere “thought” on anyone’s part that doesn’t glorify their sinful hedonistic lifestyle will be fully punishable to the maximum extent of the law.

And it will all branch out from there. After gay marriage is fully recognized in this country, there will be demands for commune marriages, bestiality marriages, incest marriages, pedo marriages, until finally, marriage won’t EVEN be a recognized institution anymore, in and of itself.

“Yeah right, that could NEVER happen!”, someone might think. However, there’s already evidence to the contrary.

A few years ago, a “throuple” marriage or an “incest marriage” was UNHEARD of! NOW look what’s happening in today’s country! The first FEMALE ***and*** MALE “throuple marriages” have taken place, not to mention the very first desired “incest marriage”! We live in a very SICK world today, folks! And it’s ONLY gonna get worse, people! Mark My Words!!!!!! 

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2972542/They-look-like-new-boy-band-s-world-s-THREE-WAY-sex-marriage-Gay-Thai-men-tie-knot-fairytale-ceremony.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/teen-plans-marry-dad-romantic-reunion-article-1.2084306

It seems the “flood gates of sin” have already started to burst wide open! [Matthew 7:13 says “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“.]

Dr. R. Albert Mohler has written a FREE E-book in IMMEDIATE response to Matthew Vine’s “God and the Gay Christian” book.

GOD-and-the-gay-christian-books

And in closing, I would just like to say that IF you a practicing homo/bi/transexual, you have been deceived by Satan and his demons into thinking that the gay lifestyle is “okay” when the bible says in both the Old AND New Testament that the gay lifestyle is anything BUT okay!

Jesus Christ LOVES you and he wants to set you FREE from the sins of lust and perversion! But you must call out to him in prayer and mean that prayer with all your heart, soul and might! Many former homosexuals have successfully gotten out of the gay lifestyle with the help of the Lord Jesus Christ! So don’t let the overly active LGBT Activists fool you!

And besides, when someone has to announce to the media and the world what their sexuality is, doesn’t that pretty much show that there’s something wrong, there? Like they’re trying to over-compensate for something? Like, they KNOW deep, deep down that people (AND God) don’t approve of their sinful lifestyle (and there’s a REASONING for this) and so they feel as though they have to somehow use the media to JUSTIFY it?

There’s something seriously wrong, there. Because if a person is TRULY living the way of the bible (the WHOLE bible, not just PART of the bible), they NEVER, EVER, EVER have to use the media or threat of intimidation, manipulation, etc. to justify their actions or get their point across. Reason being? They don’t need to, they already got God’s personal backing.

“Lord Jesus, please help all openly homosexual souls and those struggling with same sex thoughts to get out of the sinful gay lifestyle before it’s too late and their souls are lost for eternity, someday. Give them knowledge and wisdom, peace and healing that ONLY comes from YOU! Become their Lord & Savior and help guide them in the paths of righteousness. Allow them time to grieve (if needed) in the transition from darkness into light. Give them each a mate of the opposite gender who will love them unconditionally. Give them strength to overcome the lies of Satan and his demons. Take the “spiritual blinders” off their eyes and open their eyes to YOUR eternal truths in the bible! Help protect them against those who try to claim that being in a sinful, gay lifestyle is “okay”. Protect them as well from those who claim “committed gay relationships are okay” when your words in the bible say they are anything BUT okay. Please heal them and cleanse them. Bless them and keep them for eternity, all those willing to repent and submit their lives to you. Amen”.

“I’ve Become A Christian: Now What?” Part Two

I’ve noticed some modern-day persecution of Christians on Youtube, for example. Whenever a video receives almost nothing but “glowing messages” in the comments section, that usually means that there’s some minor error that’s wrong in the video that most people haven’t picked up on. However, when there’s nothing BUT truth in a video, oftentimes there will TONS of messages of hate and severe persecution underneath the video that can NOT be backed up by the bible. If the comments underneath a video can be backed up with the bible, then it’s likely to be humble correction on the part of the commenter.

However, if what a commenter says can NOT be backed up with the bible, that’s usually the mark of a true demonic attack on the video poster themselves. But persecution doesn’t just happen on Youtube. It happens in news articles, in public and even in the home or workplace as well. For example, I work in a place where, the most part, people don’t love God. Anyone that goes to church or believes in Jesus is seen as “uncool” and there’s ALOT of pressure for people to go out and drink, party, have casual sex relationships and smoke hash.

And if you DON’T do any of those things, the coworkers act nice to you in person and then talk about what a “spiritual hypocrite/religious bigot/goody-two-shoes” you are behind your back. And any attempts to tell them about Jesus (on your part) is somehow seen as “HATE”. Not to mention that upper management hints at you with this look of “better keep your religion out of it or you’ll likely lose your job, here!” In fact, our latest employee handbook says that no necklace jewelry is to be worn other than a medical one. So it would seem they don’t want people wearing cross necklaces for fear of offending all the atheists/etc. out there.

James 4:4 says: “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God”. And I’m gonna be brutally honest with you, here. It is NOT easy to live a life set apart from the world. People will laugh at you, make fun of you, argue with you, make you feel guilty and like you’re some sort of “religious bigot”, exclude you from group outings, PRESSURE YOU TO BECOME MORE LIKE THEM — FULL OF DARKNESS — etc. all because you believe in Jesus Christ and following his commands in the bible.

People that are “friends” with the world are “worldly”, meaning they chase after ungodly pursuits such as lust, pride, greed, arrogance, envy, money/materialism, humanism, intellectualism without God, fame, etc. And in so doing, they become “enemies” of God, since God outlaws these practices and pursuits in the bible. However, those who pursue RIGHTEOUS pursuits such as chasity before/outside marriage, humbleness, giving to others less fortunate than them/putting other’s needs before their own, intellectualism WITH God, the disinterest in money/materialism, etc. are considered “friends” of God but “enemies” of the world and its “wordly pursuits”.

But one of the most IRONIC times that Satan uses to attack Christians is when they are at a HIGH point in their lives. Because lets face it, when everything’s going well in our lives, we tend to think our success is of our OWN accord, instead of on Jesus Christ’s accord. For example, maybe a missionary has successfully converted 70 people in one week in like, Guatemala or somewhere. And at the end of week, that Christian missionary starts to become full of themselves, saying to themselves from within: “wow, my missionary skills are TOTALLY AWESOME, I’m INDESTRUCTIBLE!”, totally forgetting the facts that it was the Lord who put him/her there in that country to begin with, the Lord who brought those spiritually hungry souls before him/her and the Lord himself who worked in the minds, hearts, bodies and spirits of those saved/converted people.

Or perhaps a Christian on WordPress or Youtube suddenly gains many subscribers and starts letting it go to their heads, instead of gracefully, fearfully and humbly thanking the Lord Jesus for opening up those peoples’ minds, hearts, bodies and spirits to his wonderful Eternal Truth (the truth of Salvation in him and him, ALONE!). When we have everything we need, we tend to forget God and his hand in things and that’s when Satan swoops in on us and thinks to himself “haha! NOW is my moment, during their most vulnerable time of weakness!” But when we DON”T have everything we need and are STRUGGLING, that’s when we REALLY start to get down on our knees to cry out to Jesus Christ, am I right?

Satan knows he doesn’t have a very good chance of trying to get us while we’re struggling (he KNOWS many of us will cry out to Jesus Christ in prayer during those times) but he knows just how truly VULNERABLE we are during times of “great accomplishment” in our lives. Hebrews 11:6 states: “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”. In other words, we must believe that Jesus Christ is who he says he is (the Son of God), and also that he rewards those who diligently seek him; not just halfway or partially seek him but DILIGENTLY seek him. Simply put, we must have FAITH.

Revelation 21:8 says : “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death”. In other words, those who FEAR they’re not truly saved by Jesus Christ and those who do NOT believe that Jesus Christ is who he says he is or that he even exists, shall be eternally condemned in the lake of fire. And so once you become a fully-submerged baptized person in the name of Jesus Christ and become a bible-believing and bible-APPLYING Christian, you must CONTINUE being a bible-believing, bible-APPLYING Christian. You can’t just give up at the first sight of spiritual onslaught.

The degree to what Satan tempts you is ALSO a good sign of where you currently are, with the Lord. If Satan tries to tempt you ALOT, then you KNOW you’re in good with the Lord. But if he only tempts you from to time, then you need to re-examine your spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and find out if there’s something holding you back from a true spiritual relationship with him. Because lets face it, Satan doesn’t really have to tempt someone that much who’s already is or who’s become a “wayward Christian” of sorts. Think about it, folks!

I pray that all who read this will be saved in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and will stay saved for all eternity. Amen.

“I’ve Become a Christian: Now What?” Part One

When one decides to become a Christian and gets baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (FULLY submerged baptism, not sprinkling), one will receive the free gifts of Salvation/Forgiveness of Sins and Everlasting Life. And along with this comes the gift of the Holy Spirit/Spirit of Truth that will tell you “this is of God” or “this is NOT of God”, in other words, the gift of Spiritual Discernment.

However, the MOMENT you become fully-submerged baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, Satan and his demons will IMMEDIATELY set you apart and put you on their “SPIRITUAL HITLIST” of people to spiritually attack. Because quite technically, becoming a fully-submerged baptized Christian in the name of Jesus Christ makes YOU, the Christian believer, one of Satan’s BIGGEST threats in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE (next to the Lord Jesus Christ & the Lord’s angels, themselves!) Basically, the more people turn to Jesus Christ and AWAY from the throes of Satan, the less souls that Satan will be able to steal away from Jesus Christ Almighty!

“But how exactly does Satan try to steal away a soul from Jesus Christ?”, one might ask. Well, the answer is simple: subtlety. He’s not gonna come out with the full-blazing spiritual guns, sort’ve speak, and loudly proclaim to you: “hi, I’m Satan and I’m here to try to steal your soul away! mmuhhahahhaha” No, he’s gonna be far more subtle than that. He starts out small, then works up big. For example, maybe the first thing he’ll do is use non-believing friends, family and coworkers to try to make you feel “ashamed” or “guilty” of your faith in Jesus Christ and/or to make you feel like a “religious bigot” of sorts. And then, he slowly branches out from there in his attacks.

He will then use non-believers around you to “tempt you” in doing things that go against the bible. Things like “go ahead and keep the extra change, it’s ONLY 2 quarters, nobody’s gonna care or notice”, “go ahead, get a soda refill without paying for it, nobody’s gonna care or notice” or “the bible never condemns drinking, ya know? So what’s the harm in it?” or “the bible doesn’t really prohibit pre-marital sex, sex is a gift from God, so it’s REALLY not gonna hurt ya to partake of it before marriage” or perhaps “it said that God gave us every single plant so there’s really no harm in smoking hash/marijuana/grass/mary jane”.

Well, we know first-hand that people have actually died from the synthetic “hash/marijuana” being marketed to people today as the following articles demonstrate:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/06/health/synthetic-marijuana-denver/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/02/marijuana-pot-edible-death-colorado-denver/7220685/

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/man-bites-dog-eats-dog-high-spice/story?id=16660512

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/03/05/tainted-spice-linked-to-kidney-failure-outbreak/

So yes, there is REAL HARM in it, not only physical and mental harm, but spiritual harm as well, MARK MY WORDS!

But going back to the topic at hand, spiritual warfare. If you attempt to save yourself for marriage, Satan will no doubt try to tempt you with lust, pornography, and the like. And he will MOST SPECIFICALLY use a non-believing boyfriend/girlfriend to do that. And if THAT doesn’t work, Satan will try a slightly different approach. He will get the non-believing boyfriend/girlfriend to put pressure on you. “Oh what, you don’t love me? Is that it? Are you cheating on me or what? Yeah well, EVERYBODY’S doing it and you’re gonna have trouble finding someone who isn’t!” to try to SHAME you into pre-marital sex.

And if and when you DO ever cave to the temptation of pre-marital sex, Satan will use the “guilt” and “shame” you feel over it to EVEN FURTHER drag you down (spiritually speaking). Satan will try like heck to get you to believe the LIE of “well, I’ve already done it once, I might as well keep doing it since Jesus Christ is too ashamed of me, now!” And then, once Satan has you hating yourself, he gots you right where he wants you and you are “fair game” to him, spiritually speaking.

Some people think “once marked in the name of God, always marked in the name of God” but that’s just not true! For when Christians become luke-warm or REPEATEDLY cave to Satan’s temptations (such as “go ahead and have pre-marital sex on a continual basis, God’s not gonna care”, “Jesus doesn’t care if you continually party, he partied himself at the wedding at Canaan”, “go ahead and continually smoke hash with the coworkers, it’s alright”), the mark of God on them/the burning fire in their hearts FOR the Lord (brought on by full immersion baptism) will start to “fade/die out” over time until one day, it’s hardly ignited in their hearts at all and then, if the person STAYS on the path of darkness, the flame in their hearts FOR God might just disappear altogether. And the only way for them to RE-IGNITE that flame in their hearts FOR the Lord Jesus Christ is to once again, read God’s Word/the bible, REPENT of all sins and RE-APPLY the bible to their lives!

“But why is baptism even NEEDED in the first place?”, one might ask and the simple answer is this: baptism (the “ceremonial washing away of sins” is not only done TO Jesus Christ himself in the river Jordan in the New Testament by John the Baptist) but the bible has about 12+ passages that command baptism and they are as follows:

1. Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

2. Mark 1:5 “And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins”

3. Luke 3:21 “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,”

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

5. Matthew 3:6 “And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins”

 6. Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized is saved but he who does not believe is condemned”

 7. Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and every one of you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”

 8. John 3:5 “Jesus answered, most truly I say to you, unless anyone is born of water and spirit [baptized], one cannot enter the Kingdom of God [heaven]“

 9. Acts 10:48 “With that, he commanded them to baptized in the name of Christ

10. Acts 22:16 “And now, why are you delaying? Rise and get baptized and wash your sins away by calling upon his name”

11. Colossians 2:12 “Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead

12. Romans 6:4 “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life”

13. Ephesians 4:5 “One Lord, one faith, one baptism

14. 1 Peter 3:21 “The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ”

[[**And for those who think or worry that babies go to hell if they’re not baptized, John 15:22 says: “If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin“. In other words, babies are pardoned. Except in the cases of the Old Testament where a whole entire city was wiped out, the decree of Herod, and the decree of the Lord against Pharaoh and the Egyptians, all babies are pardoned. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 19:14 “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven“. ]]

Even though Satan STILL tempts those who are “already his” (spiritually speaking) — (this is evidenced for example when famous people spiral further & further out of control due to Satan FURTHER tempting them to go even FURTHER and FURTHER down the path of darkness such as “go ahead, join the million dollar club”, “open up a new nightclub”, “go ahead and do some Hollywood drug using/dealing on the side, it’s not gonna kill you” and the like) — he’s actually far more interested in the “saints of God” (that is to say, TRUE biblical-roots Christians who not only have the testimony of the Word of God/the Holy Bible written on their hearts, but actually go out and APPLY it to their lives). Why? Because THOSE people are the true “threats” to him. But basically, his goal is to tempt ALL. He wants to keep those already under his spell IN his spiritual grip and he wants to try to get those who are OUT of his control (true Christians) INTO his control, if that makes any sense.

Jesus said in John 15: 18-23 “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my Father also

Matthew 16: 24-26 says “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

John 16:23 says “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world

So in other words, Jesus Christ NEVER promised that being a true Christian would be “easy”. In fact, he suggested it would be anything BUT easy in today’s evil, evil world. However, in John 16:23, he reminds us not to worry about the trials and tribulation we will have in this world because he’s ALREADY overcome the world.

Matthew 5:10 states: “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven“. Verses 11-12 go on to say: “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you”.

So in other words, when you TRULY live for Jesus Christ, people are gonna take notice and some are gonna severely persecute you for it. However, when this happens, Jesus Christ says to be glad since your rewards in heaven will be great whenever this happens. And the REASON why we are persecuted for our faith in Jesus Christ is because he (Jesus) wants to TEST our faith and teach us how to have STRONG FAITH, even in the face of Adversity! Think back to Abraham in the Old Testament. The Lord wanted to test Abraham and his faith to see if he (Abraham) valued the Lord above, first and foremost before everything else in his life. And thankfully, Abraham passed the test. We also read about a guy named Job (pronounced Yob) in the Old Testament who also had HIS faith put to the test. And once again, he ALSO thankfully passed the testing of his faith. But there are some out there who when their faith is tested, fall.

Matthew 7: 24-27 states: “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it”. In other words, how strong is our faith and trust in the Lord? Will we bow out and give up at the FIRST sign of persecution or will we hold strong, even IN SPITE of major adversity, like Abraham and Job did in the Old Testament?

 

The Day I Met Jesus Christ: My Near-Death Experience

It was a hot summer day during the summer of 81′. I was around 22 months old or so. I was in the swimming pool one day and kept looking to two of my relatives: “look at ME!”, “look at ME!”, I said, as I tried to flap my arms around and swim (even WITH a life jacket on!) But after about the 6th time or so, my relatives were too engrossed in a newspaper article and weren’t looking over anymore. And just around that time, I felt a sudden urge to look up at the sky, straight INTO the sun. Almost as if something was telling me to. I can’t explain it. So I did.

And when I looked up, I saw this really, really, REALLY bright white light expanding outward of where the sun “should’ve been”. It was SO bright, I had to look away for a few seconds and readjust my eyes. When I looked back up a 2nd time, being really, really curious as to what this “white light” was, I saw this “being” dressed in white, VERY, VERY SLOWLY floating down/descending out of the clouds in the sky (in sitting position……as though he were seated on an invisible chair of sorts) and coming down towards me.

He smiled at me and waved, so I waved back at him, then went back to what I was doing earlier, trying to get the attention of my relatives. But they were STILL engrossed in the newspaper article at this point in time, so I decided I was going to try to impress them by learning to swim on my own.

I unsnapped my life jacket and unhooked the floating devices on my arms. I knew that I needed to flap around my arms and legs a bit to swim but that’s about all I knew about swimming at that point. And almost AS SOON AS I unhooked my life jacket and unplugged the floating devices on my arms, I quickly sunk under the water and wasn’t able to “flail” my way back up to the top of the surface of the water.

And as I was sinking further and further down, I felt my chest, nose, lungs, head feel like they were going to EXPLODE and then eventually feeling very light-headed & numb everywhere immediately afterwards…..Darkness…..darkness all around me. I didn’t feel the sensation of my body or the water. I didn’t feel, see, sense, or hear anything. Nothing. I PANICKED! I then cried out into the dark abyss something along the lines of “Help! I’m scared! Somebody! Anybody! HELP ME!” and just then, I looked up and saw a small square of light.

I looked toward the direction of the square of light and heard a man’s voice on the middle left-hand side of the bottom side of the pool. I then looked towards the direction of where the voice was coming from and saw this young man (that looked about the age of 25) at the left-hand bottom side of the pool floor with black hair and brown eyes who said he was my guardian angel. He then started beckoning me towards him. So I slowly walked up to him (still being completely underneath the water at this time, walking across the bottom of the pool floor).

He then said I had to go back up to the surface of the water to go talk to “the being in white”. I said to him “being?” So he tried to explain “the man in white”. I said “but I don’t WANT to go talk to the man in white, I want to stay here with YOU!” He said “you CAN’T stay here with me little one, not until it’s time for you to die and that won’t be for a very long time!” But he saw the look of hesitation on my face, so he tried to reassure me saying “don’t worry, little one, he is a nice man, an honorable man, a holy man. He created all things, including YOU. But you must speak to him now at once, he’s waiting!”

So my “guardian angel” hoisted me up on the surface of the water and the next thing I remember was that I was walking over the top of the surface of the water. And the sound of the water sounded really, really “weird”, like, distant and far away but still there (very similar to how the “ocean waves” sound in the original Legend of Zelda NES game). I tried to jump on the water and “go under” again, only I couldn’t.

“Wheeeee” I said, as I frolicked on the water. I cried out and said to my relatives: “hey, look at me! look at me! I’m walking across the water! lookie!” but they couldn’t hear or see me for some reason. And then I heard this mighty, loud laugh that shook the waters, which made me startle back in fright! I then heard this loud, booming voice that said “CHILD, HOME HERE!”.

I looked up and saw a big bearded man/spiritual being with a white rainment sitting on the pool steps at the shallow end of the pool [much similar looking to the man/spiritual being descending down out of the sky that I had seen earlier]. He kind’ve looked like one of my uncles, only I KNEW he wasn’t my uncle. I was scared. But the “man in white” promised me that if I didn’t like what he had to say, he’d leave me alone forever and I’d never have to see him again. So I slowly and hesitantly came closer to him and he sat me on his lap & splashed water on me and made me giggle! I liked him INSTANTLY!

I asked him his name. He said his name was Jesus and that he was sent down from heaven to save me. I told him “well, thank-you for saving me from the water and all but I really shouldn’t be talking to you, anymore”. He asked “why is that, little one?” I responded “my mommy told me to NEVER talk to strangers!”

He laughed so hard, the water and part of the Earth shook when he laughed. He then turned to me and gently asked “Do I look like a stranger to YOU? Can strangers come down out of the sky from the clouds of heaven and wave to you in mid-air and do strangers have the ability to shake the Earth and the waters by just the mere sound of their voice or laughter?” I shook my head and said “no”. He asked again “do you now believe that I am who I say I am?” to which I nodded my head and said “uh huh”.

He then told me to dunk myself completely under the water for a minute and then come back up to the surface of the water. So I did as I was told (please remember that moments earlier, BEFORE the “being in white” came to sit at the pool steps in the shallow end of the pool, I was unable to go underneath the surface of the water again by myself). When I came back up to the surface of the water, I felt this most amazing feeling……indescribable….. inner peace, healing and joy…..

and the “being in white” said to me: “now you are baptized in my great, heavenly name and the spirit of truth shall come upon you”. I didn’t quite understand what he meant by all that and immediately asked if he wanted me to dunk myself under the water again but he just smiled and said “no, once is good enough, now come back up and sit on my lap again, little one!” So again, I did as I was told. I trusted this “heavenly being” COMPLETELY with all my heart! 

“How OLD are you? I asked. “33” he said. “3…3?” I asked. “33” he said again. “3 – “eeee” ?” I asked. “No….33” he said once more. “3-3?” I asked again. “No, 33” he said again, holding up both his fingered hands 3 times, plus 3 fingers. “Wow, that’s really old”, I said. I then asked “Who are you? Who are you REALLY?” to which Jesus answered “why…I’m the Son of the one who made you”. I looked him over up and down 2 times and with a totally confused/perplexed look said “but you’re much too OLD to be my brother!?” and he started laughing hysterically and holding his stomach as the waters and Earth shook.

I then looked over at him once the laughing had subsided and noticed he had a couple of weird “holes” by his hands and feet. “What happened?” I asked, afraid, as I gingerly poked my finger through the “hole” in one of his hands. “I was pierced”, he said. “What’s pierced?” I asked, and as he tried to explain to me what “pierced” meant, I looked over and saw myself laying face-down on the water.

“Hey!!!!!! There’s TWO of me!!!!! There’s….ME (pointing towards my face-down body on the surface of the water), and….ME!! (pointing to myself). Hey…..how come there’s TWO of me?”. He tried to explain the difference just then between the body and the spirit, only I was too young to understand completely what he meant. “But how can there be TWO of me at the same time? That makes no sense to me!? “Child” he laughed, “you have a dizzying intellect!”.

He then talked about this “happy place” where there was no tears and only happiness and children laughing and playing all the time. He offered to take me to such a place and said I could become a “child angel” (there’s a certain word for them that he called them but I forgot). And quite frankly, I liked the idea of such a place. In fact, it even SOUNDED like just my type of place. He then added “but you’ll have to leave them [my living relatives] behind, plus you won’t be able to come back here ever again, little one”.

And just then, I looked over at a couple of my relatives. Even though I couldn’t stand the thought of leaving them behind, I really liked the idea of this “happy place” and was just about to agree to go with him when suddenly, he informed me that two of my relatives and many others out there in the world were headed on a path to darkness and that UNLESS someone tried to help save them and bring them back to the light, they would be “judged accordingly, at the End of Days”. And well, I loved my relatives. And I knew how awful it would be for ANY HUMAN BEING to be on the BAD SIDE of this *UNIQUE being*…….this person who calls himself Jesus who has the ability to make the Earth and waters shake at the mere sound of his voice……

So I thought for a bit and I said “hey Jesus……*I* can come back and try to help save some of those people, if you want! How can I be happy going to a happy place, when I know that some people are gonna be sad and go to a sad place?”. Jesus asked “even if you must be sad for awhile, in the process of trying to help save others? Even if people cruelly tease you someday, due to my name and other things? Even if the sad people headed to the sad place try to argue with you, all along the way? Even amongst much clamour and opposition?”

I said to Jesus “I would feel sad getting to go to a happy place while other people are sad in a sad place. Please let me help those people for you, Jesus. I want ALL people to be happy and go to the happy place, and not the sad place”.

Just then, Jesus’s eyes grew moistened and he said to me “your heart is pure, little one!” He then looked over at them and yelled “PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR DAUGHTER!” and that’s when they looked over and saw my lifeless body face down, arms spread out to either side on the water. [3 seconds of time in the living world is like around 30-33 minutes or so of time in the spirit world, just to specify. They had only looked away for a few seconds, approximately…it all happened so fast, see?]. One of them pulled me up out of the water and layed me down on the pavement on the side of the pool. Jesus then told me to “lay back down into my body, as if I were taking a nap or going to sleep”.

But I didn’t want Jesus to leave. I said “but Jesus……I don’t WANT you to go……we were just starting to be friends!” Jesus said to me “I’ll ALWAYS be your friend….and I’ll ALWAYS be with you……all I ask is that you remember me and serve me all the days of your life! And I’ll come back to get you someday. Until then, I need you to be strong and brave, little one! And abide in me, always! And as long as you remember me, I’ll NEVER leave you and I’ll NEVER forsake you! Just trust me!” and without another word, my soul was back in my body and pain shot all throughout my body. My chest, head, nose and lungs hurt like YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE and I started immediately coughing up water……ALOT of water…..I was coughing up SO much water, that I thought I was dying again for a moment there…….

And as soon as I completely came to, I asked “where’s the being in white? where’s the man in white? He was just here a second ago! He looked like uncle ——, only, he wasn’t uncle ——–! He said his name was Gee-gee….??”

“Jesus?” one of my relatives asked. “Yes, Jesus! That’s it! That’s what he said his name was!” I said.

“It’s a MIRACLE!” my relative said, eyes looking upward towards the sky.

So that’s the story of how I came to know of Jesus Christ. I had NO previous knowledge of him prior to this whole experience. It’s how I came to know OF him, who he is, what he did, etc.

Not long after my N.D.E., one of my relatives purchased me a children’s illustrated bible and taught me all about Jesus Christ (the parts about Jesus Christ & his history that hadn’t yet been revealed to me during the near-death experience) and as I read about Jesus in the pages of the bible, I just have to cry tears of joy as I think to myself “oh my gosh, that is THE JESUS that came down from heaven to save me! THE JESUS that splashed water on me & sat me in his lap! THE JESUS that brought me back to life!”

BIBLE PIC

1970 Hardcover, [white padded cover], by J.F. Allen & illustrated by Carlo Tora – Can be purchased at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Illustrated-Childrens-Bible-Stories/dp/B000QJDOKI

And I feel forever blessed & amazed that Jesus Christ chose to save ME. I mean, he could’ve just let me die and stay forever dead if he had wanted to. But he didn’t. I feel so blessed. That was simply the most GREATEST moment of my ENTIRE LIFE! Nothing eclipses the moment I met Jesus Christ in person. NOTHING.

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven” [Matthew 19:14]

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven” [Matthew 18:1o]