Let’s look at faith, at what it is and how it lives.

5 Aug

2 Corinthians 13:5, 6 “Examine yourselves,  whether you be of faith; prove (test) your own selves. Know you not  your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be  reprobates. But I trust that you shall know that we are not reprobates.”  Also read all of Hebrews 11.

Faith (true faith) is [2] “The gift  of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” “Faith[3] is a shield  against the fiery “Darts of the devil.” We[4] are saved through Christ,  by faith. We are made righteous by faith. Faith is not ashamed. Not  [5]all men have faith. By faith many were healed in our Lord’s days on  earth. By [6]faith we know that God created heaven and earth. By faith  we know there is a heaven and a hell. By faith heaven is our home.

Throughout  the Bible we see examples of faith in those who have lived before us.  How by faith [7]Abel obtained a witness that he was righteous. How by  faith Enoch did not die. And by Faith [8]Noah believed the word of God  and, out of the millions, he and his house were the only “faithful” on  earth, at the time of the flood. In Noah’s day, the millions were given  over to the joys of this life and a fake faith. You can hear the people  ridiculing Noah for being so foolish as to build an ark, and for  preaching during the 120 years of building to the people, his relatives  and neighbors, saying, “Repent…follow God’s word…listen to the truth,  for the truth will make you free … ” What would their reply be? “Look  at that fool, building such a large boat …and on dry land too… how does  he think that thing will float?… flood? ..and as for free, look at our  free life styles, look at the pleasures we have here…why do you talk of  greater pleasures than these?…eternal pleasures haw!…we believe in  God and heaven…but relax…give in a little … lets eat drink and be  merry…” Oh the tears Noah Shed, seeing his blood brothers laugh at him!  Read your [9]Scriptures and see that this not only happened, but is  happening still. Look at all the lives of the apostles and prophets  shown to us and see how men of today count what is written as so many  fairy tales. Faith believes what is said, without question. Don’t you  see that faith is against reason; reason looks at and trusts in what it  can touch and see and handle. “But faith[10] is the substance of (OR  firm confidence in) things hoped for, the evidence of (OR conviction  regarding) things not seen.” “And [11]without faith it is impossible to  please God.” “For man[12] cannot come to God except first he believe  that he is God.” “And God is a rewarder[13] of those who diligently seek  God.” So walk by faith and not by sight.

Look in another place  where Christ says of faith, “[14]Except you be converted and become as  little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of God.” Paul, the  apostle, calls Timothy, “A [15]true child in faith” (γνησιω τεκνω εν  πιστει). The possessive personal pronoun “my” is not in the Greek, and  it is τρκνω = child, not υιοσ = son. The same holds true in Paul’s  address to Titus. This reveals even more of what faith is. Be as men in  God’s knowledge, but you can’t be a man if you haven’t been a child  first. You always remain a  child in faith. The apostle Paul says, “We  know in part and we speak in part”. The same is true for us. No [16]one  will know all of God’s wisdom until that day of perfection, until  heaven. But the spirit of faith says, “Lord,[17] I believe your word,  your word is truth”. Use the example of a little child, who will believe  all things told it, by it’s father, never doubting. The same is our  relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Faith[18] demands truth  from those who speak of things religious. And faith can look at God’s  word and clearly tell if a man, claiming to be a preacher of God, is  showing all of God’s word. Each [19]one of us has the responsibility to  look in our scriptures and find out if our pastors are faithful or not.  There will be no one let into heaven on a plea of ignorance and no  pastor or any other person is going to suffer hell’s damnation for you,  if they knowingly or not lead you astray. Do you think the devil would  have half a chance to seduce anyone, if he were to walk around with a  sign on his neck saying, “I am the devil”? So it is just a tragedy to  hear people trust their eternal life on a man who is so nice and well  liked, and not turn completely to God’s word.

Here  is where we stop and show that all those words that are harsh sounding  to our flesh, and that are the fire and brimstone of our God, are by  faith turned into words of love. These words are the sign around the  neck of Satan and all those who preach just enough of God’s word to fool  those that are too lazy to look in their Bibles. For our heavenly  Father clearly shows in his word, that narrow path that leads to heaven.  And he clearly shows the workings[20] of the devil; that one who, “as a  roaring Lion, walks about, seeking whom he may eat”. And shows us this  devil who seduces people through the use of false preachers, and  establishes himself as an angel of light. “By their fruits you will know  them.”

True faith is indeed the most complete confidence. Look  at the examples of the martyrs who were so confident that they could  suffer even death, to be able to spend forever and ever in heaven. Faith  has not changed, even as God’s word will never change. And look again  at the confidence of faith, how [21]Abraham moved to a place he didn’t  even know, and accepted God’s words; “Take[22] no thought for the  morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself.” How  he was sure of God’s promises and was willing to offer up his son, whom  God said would be his heir. Read the words of Hebrews 11 and see how  faith is so much like the eager faith of a child who believes, without  question, what is told it by its father. These believers (as all  believers must) gave up all that they had for the one treasure no one  could take away from them, namely salvation and heaven. By their faith  their treasure was in heaven. “Lay not up treasure where moth and rust  do corrupt and thieves steal. But lay up treasure in heaven where  neither rust corrupts nor thieves steal.” “Where your treasure is, there  will your heart be also.”

Look at Mark 10:23-27. “How hardly  shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the  disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again and  said unto them, children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches  to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through  the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of  God. And they were astonished out of measure saying among themselves,  who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them says, with men it is  impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”

We  see here that the disciples were “astonished out of (or beyond)  measure”, why? because God used the word in Greek for riches χρημα  (which means; whatever is for use, whatever one uses, a thing, matter,  affair, event, business, money). And does not use the other Greek word  for riches πλουτος (which means; wealth. or abundance of external  possessions). Looking at the Greek background in these verses we see  that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for  those who trust in the very things of everyday contact to enter heaven.

God  says in Luke 14:33; “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsakes  not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.” (disciple means nothing  more than a follower of Christ here, it never refers to an office, but a  pupil or student, as all believers are) The Greek word for forsake,  also means; to separate one’s self, to bid farewell to. “Meaning that  you say goodbye to everything, family, wealth, honor, advantage, and  hold onto salvation and Jesus Christ above all else. That if it comes to  be that you are forced to choose between family or any possession, and  Christ, faith chooses Christ. If not, he will not receive the crown of  heaven. “With God all things are possible”, through the faith that God  gives.

“He [23]that loves father or mother more than me is not  worthy of me.” And in Luke 14:26, Christ uses the word “hate” to express  our form of love toward our relatives, when it is compared to the love  toward God by faith, of true believers. Don’t you see how impossible  this is to our reason, but by faith in the ALL powerful, Almighty God,  it is possible, simple childlike faith.

Know for sure that the  Bible is God’s word. Believe all of it and you will know that you have  faith, that one and only true faith. “I am[24] the way the truth and the  life”, says our savior. “If you continue in my word, then are you my  disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make  you free.” “If the son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.”  Yes you will be free, free from sin, free from eternal death in hell,  and you will have confidence in your heart, and to say as the apostle  Paul, “I am [25]determined to know nothing among you save Jesus Christ  and him crucified.” And, “I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life,  nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor  things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be  able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our  Lord.” And through faith your eyes will be opened that you will be able  to see the fruits of the false prophets, as pointed out by our Lord. For  God says regarding his word, “And if any man shall take away from the  words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of  the book of life, and out of the holy city and from the things which are  written in this book.” Does God mince words here? Is there any gray  area? Read Galatians 1:6-12, and [26]other passages, God says, “Even if  it be an angel from heaven who preaches any other Gospel, let him be  damned (accursed).” Read John 1:1 and following. Christ and the word of  God are one and the same, if you throw out part of God’s word you are  throwing out Christ. Without Christ there is no salvation. Faith accepts  ALL of God’s word without questionings.

Know this also that  God’s love is far greater than we can imagine. How can we as men equate  our love with God’s? For Jesus Christ came into the world and died on  the cross, as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. And  to those that believe on him, he says, you still[27] have the flesh,  but the sins of the flesh and your guilt by birth and of your flesh,  have been put away from you as far as east is from west; and by my mercy  I give you freely, eternal life, and take care of all of your basic  needs. And by Christ’s righteousness we are made sons of God and all  things that are written in the word of God become for us, the words of  our shepherd. “My sheep[28] hear my voice and I know them and they  follow me.”

Know also that the last days of earth[29] are here.  For we hear of wars and rumors of wars; and we see men in their  wickedness, murdering millions children for the sake of pleasure  (legally by man, not God), when we see God talking of children even  before conception. We hear also of more and more “natural” upheavals  (earthquakes, floods, etc.); all these are signs of the end. “Watch, for  that day comes as the twinkling of an eye, and of that day knows no  man.”  

Remember, “that all [30]men have sinned and come short of  the glory of God ••• ” “There is none that does good no not one.” “No  man comes unto the Father but by me.” “Where[31] is boasting then? It is  excluded. By what law? of work? No: but by the law of faith. Therefore  we conclude that a man is justified by faith, without the deeds of the  law.” “For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the  faith of God without effect? God forbid: Yes, let God be true, but every  man a liar •••”

My prayer for you is that God give you the  strength to open your heart and let the light of salvation fill it with  joy. This is the peace that God gives men, that they may be reconciled  to God by the death of our savior, only Believe. And those that believe  will all receive the same gift of [32]eternal life; it does not matter  if the believer is black or white, male or female, slave or free, the  gift is the same. Open your eyes and see that the word of God is indeed  truth, and pray with an ernest heart that God shows you His wisdom.

Know  that [33]faith and doubt can not live in the same heart, and be honest  with yourself, for God knows all hearts. Pray and seek God’s kingdom;  for God says, “Seek [34]and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened  unto you, ask and it shall be given…”

“And I trust you will know that we are not reprobate.”

Notes:

People  have made unbending, staunch faith seem old-fashioned and something of  the past. Call it what you want. God says it is tne only way to  heaven!!!  The footnotes are from: The Greek used is the Textus  Receptus. The bible used is the King James Version. *

*  The Textus Receptus (Received Text) is by all evidence, closest to the  original letters of the apostles. This has been handed down from  generation to generation and has been used by all Christians until the  1800’s. At which period, several groups of unbelieving men have brought  forth a corrupt and small amount of manuscripts (the ratio of  Transcripts agreeing with the Textus Receptus to the corrupt manuscripts  is: 999 with the Textus Receptus to 5 with the corrupt). These five  corrupt ones, through many manmade theories, have been Established, and  are tile basis of all printed English Versions today except the King  James Version.

There are many  books written on the subject. One of the best is titled; True or False  edited by; David 0. Fuller J. D. Published by; Grand Rapids  International Publications, a Division of Kregel, Inc.

[1] Ephesians 4:5; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 3:11-21

[2] Ephesians 2:3, 9; Romans 4:16; Acts 17:31(the Greek reads,” … has given assurance to all faithful men.”)

[3] Eph. 6:16; Psalms 33:20, 59:11, 84:9-12

[4] Acts 10:43, 26:18; Romans 1 :16, 3:28+, 4:1-5:21, 8:24, 10:8-11; Galatians 2:16

[5] Romans 10:16, 11:8; 1 Corinthians 8:7, 15:34; 2 Thessalonians 3:2; Matthew19:11-13

[6] Genesis 1:1 and following; John 1:3; Hebrews 11:3

[7] Genesis 4:1; Hebrews 11:4  

[8] Genesis 6:1-7:5; Hebrews 11:7 

[9] Matt. 24:37+; Luke 21 :12-19; John 15:18-21,16:1-4; 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 Peter 3:19,20; 2 Peter 2:5

[10] Hebrews 11:1

[11] Hebrews 11:6; Psalms 101 :3, 109:7, 139:21,22; Romans 8:4-11

[12] Hebrews 11 :6; John 6:65

[13]  Matt. 7:7-11, 21:22; Mark 11 :24; Luke 11 :9, 18:1; John 14:13,  15:7-17, 16:23; Hebrews 11 :6; James 1:5-7, 4:3; 1 John 3:22-24, 5:14

[14] Matt.l8:3; Mark 10:14; John 1:12,13, 3:3+; 2 Corinthians 5:1-1; 1 Peter 1:23

[15] 1 Timothy 1:2; Titus 1 :4; 1 Corinthians 14:20; 1 Peter 2:2

[16] 1 Corinthians 8:2, 13:9,10

[17] Romans 1:16+; Romans 10:11

[18] Romans 1:18, 8:5; 1 Corinthians 2:14

[19] 1 John 4:1; Jeremiah 28:8,9; Micah 7:6; Matt. 10:21; Romans 12:2; Eph. 5:8-11; Philippians 1:9-11; 1 Timothy3:10

[20]  Peter 5:8; 2 Corinthians 11:12-19; James 4:4-8; John 8:42-47; 2  Corinthians 4:3-5; Ephesians 6:11-16; Philippians 3:18,19; 1 John  3:6-10, 4:4-21

[21] Romans 4:1-5,16; Galatians 3:6; Hebrews 11:8+; James 2:21

[22] Psalms 37:5, 55:22; Matt. 6:25,34,6:19-21, 19:21; Luke 12:11,33,34,18:22; Philippians 4:6,7; 1 Peter 1 :3,4

[23] Matt. 10:37, 19:29; Rev. 12:11;

[24] John 14:6; John 8:31,36; Romans 6:14,8:2; 2 Corinthians 3:16,17

[25] Romans 1 :16, 8:18,32; 1 Corinthians 2:2

[26] John 12:25,48; Luke 10:15,16; Revelation 2:1-3:22, 22:19

[27] John 12:25,48; Luke 10:15,16; Revelation 2:1-3:22, 22:19

[28] John 10:1-5,25-30

[29] Matt. 24:6-34+; Mark 13:5-37; Luke 17:22-36; 1 Thess. 4:15-18; 2 Tim. 3:1-9,13, 4:1-5; 2 Peter 3:3+; 1 John 2:18+

[30] Gen 6:5, 8:21; Job 14:4, 15:14; Psalms 51:5; Mark 7:20-23; Romans 1:21,3:23,7:15-25; Galatians 5:19-26; 1 Peter 3:21

[31] Romans 3:3, 3:27,28

[32] John 10:28, 11 :25; Romans l0:12-15; 2 Tim. 4:8; James 1 :12; 1 Peter 5:4; Rev. 2:10

[33] Romans 10:17, 14:23; Titus 1 : 15

[34] Matt. 7:7-11, 21:22; Mark 11 :24; Luke 11 :9, 18:1; John 14:13, 15:7-17, 16:23; Hebrews 11 :6; James 1:5-7, 4:3; 1 John 3:22-24, 5:14 

It Comes From the Heart

21 Apr

Right from the beginning of time there has been a battle between good and evil. The promise of heaven and paradise, versus the trickery of evil always calling to question God’s sincerity. Satan used the lie, “Yeah hath God said?”  to call to question God’s integrity and to implant evil and sin into the hearts of Adam and Eve and all mankind. The bible shows the trail of man’s heart being drawn deeper into a denial of God at moments of time.

All through the Bible God shows us the heart of man, how that repeatedly Israel abandoned the true God and were drawn to the rituals of ceremonies in the worship of idols. The Jews transformed Moses into a ritual by which they supposed they could be holy, instead of the reminder it was that they had need of a savior. And their stubbornness was addressed by Jesus in that He states [1]“I came not to call the righteous (those proud ones who thought they were and excluded God’s Promise) but sinners to repentance.” God shows us very clearly in the New Testament the revealing qualities of the heart, not only of the evil closed heart that thought very highly of itself, and the humble heart necessary in the faithful, but gives warning that this evil will get worse and worse.

This humility that rules in the hearts of believers is a working by God. It is shown in the words God says [2]except you take up your cross and follow me you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”. And in many other places, [3]“except you have Faith as a little child you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”. Both statements speak to the condition of the heart of the believer on the right path to heaven.

In Ephesians 4: 11-20, God lays out the Service relegated to pastors and teachers very clearly. “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
[12] For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
[13] Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
[14] That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
[15] But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
[16] From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
[17] This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
[18] Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
[19] Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. [20] But ye have not so learned Christ;”

What stands out Very Clearly God is showing us that His true servants (pastors) have a directive to (verse 14) strengthen the believers so that we are not tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine. Understanding these words give strength to see and make choices as little children who have taken up our crosses willing to suffer for Him and follow Christ in everything.

Churches and Pastors today promote lies (cunningly devised fables) saying, I do not care where you go just go somewhere. Most churches have a totally one way communication that requires all participants to bow down and believe that not stirring the pot is more important than the truth. And just as with the Jews these rituals are established that override the focus on God’s Truth. So just as all the years of Israel pandering to Idols we have millions who pander to the modern day idols of tradition and a hierarchy, that is every bit the same as in the old testament just applied with more cunning.

“Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me”.[4]

It is very clear picture of the heart, [5]“what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

So instead of surrendering to a pastor or teacher who will never stand for you before the throne of God, turn to the Bible and listen to Jesus speak to you in His Word. For herein lies eternal paradise in Heaven with God!


[1] Mark 2:17

[2] Mark 8:34, 10:21, Matthew 16:24,  Luke 9:23

[3] Matthew 18:3, Mark 10:15, Luke 18:17

[4] Luke 9:23

[5] Mark 8:37-38

Satan Partners with fake Pastors

24 Mar
Jesus paid for our sins that we may live in eternity with Him!

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.[1] A faith so strong that one stands firm defending it till death if needs be. All that truly matters is eternity in heaven.

“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” [2] God here speaks of deep conviction “faith,” that in all things God would truly be first position in your life. However what we see is a wide spread surrender by so many of their conviction, into the hands of a church and/or pastor who has become a ruler rather than a servant. This servant should be building up the flock so that each of the flock are able to stand with their own cross (commitment) and defend themselves against the wiles of the devil and evil. God in His word gives out the tools to identify truth for the purpose of survival and building of Faith. Anyone who falls short of this service as a pastor is a false prophet.

Going back to Eden before the fall we know that Eve out of an innocent heart bought into the devil’s promotion of the good looking fruit, then after the fall into sin at the birth of her firstborn, Eve shows her faith in the promise of God to send a savior that she declares, “I have gotten a man the Lord”.[3] (The KJV adds the word “From” which is not in the Greek. This is an example of how one word added or changed by someone does change the whole meaning of what God intended.) When you look at this glorious declaration of faith and how it is diminished with the added word, one realizes how subtitle the devils work is.

Right from the beginning of time satan the father of lies has distributed and manufactured continuous lies for the purpose of gaining company in hell. He told Eve the lie that eating the fruit would make the eater of it like gods[4] to “know good and evil”. This action sheds a light upon how satan calls God a liar, and through his followers promulgates lies disguising them as truth[5], especially in the last times[6].

God’s Creation in which we live has many facts of life that through the ages the Devil has picked away at to populate hell. We have talked about the promotion of self[7] being the biggest tool of satan. Truly the lie of promotion of self is that, in the minds of many, they are the final arbitrator of decision and you alone have the choice of what you believe.

The Pharisees’ religion, whose roots supposedly were grounded in Moses, became something of self promotion, declaring self to have the ability through works to gain heaven. God all through His Word holds out the truth of salvation that rips apart all the self righteous promotions of churches today. In Roman  4:6-8; “Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, [7] Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. [8] Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” These are Beautiful Words of Truth that give a peace that passes all human understanding. “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”[8]

In the early Church after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, we find the mindset of sharing resources as a group and a focus being made to search the scriptures daily[9], making God’s Word the center of their life, making eternity the focus.

Through the next 2000 years we see more and more tearing down of God’s Truth through the teaching of lies.  We have multiple, so called, brands of Christianity today based upon one individual promoting his self and his mental prowess for interpretation of God’s Word. People have taken the studies of true Christians like Luther and made a false religion out by twisting his writings.

When you look at catholicism[10] and it’s evil roots and the historical evidence of attacking God’s Word, and instead of searching out truth, they were an overriding methodology for control and monetary gain.

Today we have more subtle promotions by so-called progressive pastors who remake God’s Word into an acquisition of worldly benefits, trying to promote a middle of the road to attract others away from the Truth. These “progressives” (satan’s helpers) who for money have stated that “just go somewhere it matters not where”; Show us where that is in the Scripture. God’s Word says quite the opposite.

God says, “to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?[11]  This parallels with, “Jesus said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”[12] And Again, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”[13]  And Again, “Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.”[14] Literally there are hundreds of similar references in God’s Word, the Bible, that imply the same mindset of, surrender to, being committed to, subject to, or submitting to, the authority of God and ALL His Truth. “to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?[15]

So by God’s Definition, His Son Jesus is described as: “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,”[16] So a True relationship with God, Son and Holy Ghost is a oneness with your Bible, His Word. Thus we have that defined as we stated before.[17]

It is through the commitment given by God’s working in the hearts of men that a clear path to eternity is shown, called a commitment or surrender to God. God’s working in the heart is the door through which we walk and are able to discern the Truth that sets us Free and also the recognition of the lies of satan.

So try the spirits[18] is very pointed and the command from God to separate from those who teach a lie is crucial to our walk. Luke 6:22, “Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.” “I came not to bring peace but a sword”[19]

So some of the markers or red flags shown by the revealing from God, are the Pastor that places any publication of man on an equal basis with God’s Word and deeming it necessary, is a false Prophet.

Any pastor that casts a negative light on the atoning work of Jesus is a false prophet.

False Prophets promote false narrations or deny so many of God’s teaching. God Says you CAN NOT find good fruit on a thorn bush (Matthew 7:16-20) “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”[20]

Here are some of the revealing Fruits to separate from: Identifying satan’s helpers

  • They present a different definition of the Gospel than eternal salvation through Jesus, they are false prophets.
  • They that would reinterpret the Bible leaving out parts of the quotes or alter in any way the Bible, are false prophets.
  • They that deny Biblical authority or inspiration, making the Bible out to be a history book rather than the authoritative Word of God.
  •  They make God’s Word out to be contradictory or not coherent, when God never contradicts in His Word and it takes submitting to His Truth to see the trail through the whole Word.
  • They deny our sin nature and roundly reject original sin, passed down to us from Adam and Eve.
  • They say that we were never separated from God through sin. 
  • They deny the deity of Jesus and promote a divine nature from within ourselves.
  • They often deny the resurrection or the virgin birth.
  • They deny the trinity, stating that God is the universe or that they are interrelated and that somehow God is dependent upon creation.  And they emphasize Jesus’ humanity.
  • They might teach there is more than men and women.
  • They have no belief in hell and say all are saved.
  • They promote that what one does as more important than what one believes.
  • The preaching of pluralism that all roads lead to god and heaven and that all religions share the same truth, and is another false doctrine

By reading the Word of God (The Bible) (the most exact version today is the KJV) one learns how to identify God’s Truth and the thorn bushes. There is no such thing as an acceptable little white lie. We seek to be grounded in Truth, God’s Truth, as herein is Freedom!

Love is speaking the Truth of the destruction ahead for those who do not walk in truth. Love has come to mean “getting along well”.  In other words keep quiet and watch others walking off a cliff to eternal death, rather than speaking up. And just as the Pharisees killed Jesus because he spoke the truth we see governments today trying to make God’s Word out to be hate speech.

1Timothy 6:3-5; “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; [4] He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, [5] Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.”

Just as in the Garden of Eden, satan’s message is the same! “Yeah hath God said”[21] or today “that’s old fashioned” or “you need to give a little”. God says, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever”[22]

The devil’s message is one of “well, men have the ability to have sex without any consequences women want the same” so 63+ million babies are killed and millions more around the world. We can go on and on of all the distractions and lies in this world, but ultimately failure to recognize the divergent path that pulls us away from faith as a little child leads to the broad way to eternal fire.

The devil is always wanting to pull us into his fake reality away from the truth of salvation by drowning us in the cares of this world.[23]  “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”[24] The Peace that healed the wound of sin.[25]

Stand Strong in the conviction of God’s eternal love and His sacrifice for us! And billions of years of joy await!!


[1] Ephesians 2:8,9

[2] Matthew 16:14

[3] Genesis 4:1

[4] Genesis 3:5

[5] Genesis 6:5

[6] 1Timothy 4:1-3

[7] 2Peter 2:10

[8] Romans 15:13

[9] Acts 17:11

[10] A history of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages: by, Henry Charles Lea, Copyright 1887

[11] Romans 6:16

[12] John 3:3

[13] Matthew 18:3

[14] Mark 10:15

[15] Romans 6:16

[16] John 1:14 really all of vs. 1-15

[17] Acts 17:11, John 5:29

[18] 1John 1:1

[19] Matthew 10:34

[20] 2Corinthians 6:17

[21] Genesis 3:1

[22] Hebrews 13:8

[23] Matthew @4:38

[24] 1Corinthians 14:33

[25] Luke 2:14

Deep Down God Honoring Love

27 Feb

 

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” Matthew 22:37-39

Also God shows us even further that love is about trust, “Except you have faith as a little child you can not enter into the kingdom of heaven”, this speaks about what we just quoted loving with all your heart, soul and mind. A surrender to truth.

Another revelation by God, of Love, is that relationship of a man and a woman in Marriage. God very explicitly speaks of the foundation of Marriage, going right back to the garden of Eden. God recognized that man needed a help meet.  “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” Genesis 2:18. God Created Woman.

God goes even further and describes in numerous places the relationship of a man and woman in marriage.

“For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?” Matthew 19:5;  “And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.” Mark 10:8;  The ultimate Love where two people act as and live as one. They communicate where they are going and what they are doing, there is no competition.

The worldly ones, governments and satan, would call this servitude and they promote feminism as liberation, but in truth there is nothing like two working in unison as one. Even the churches of today promote the lie of feminism as it is a money maker. And for their efforts they earn eternal fire.

God also explains the relationship as the man being the covering (protector) of the wife. Ephesians 5:22-33; “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. [23] For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and He is the saviour of the body. [24] But like as the church submits itself to Christ, so the wives to their own husbands in all things. [25] Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; [26] That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, [27] That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. [28] So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. [29] For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: [30] For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. [31] For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. [32] This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. [33] Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

Colossians 3:18; “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.”

Being as one is a preaching to the world. 1Peter 3:1; “wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; …. Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”

God explains that covering of a man in marriage even further, 1 Corinthians 14:34; “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. [35] And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”

God also recognizes women for their laboring in the Word of the Gospel, as we saw before by being good wives they are winning hearts for God but we see praise in Philippians 4:3; “And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.”

The example of the body where a nerve gets severed (there is a malfunction) same in a marriage. In Titus 2:3-15; … “teachers of good things…. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. …. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;” Just very sound instruction for all.

God’s Word is full of wisdom regarding all aspects of life and relationships. Throughout the ages the devil has used deceit to break down the stable advise of the Lord, and in today’s world governments have become the tool of evil in the promotion of corruption and division away from God’s Truth.

Beware of the lies and delve into God’s Word, Jesus. John 1:all; “…..And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us….”

Our prayer is that God is allowed to open the hearts of all!!

This only happens when we spend time in the Word!!

Heed God’s Knocking, not the father of lies

21 Feb

Many people do not realize it but satan bought the churches in America back in 1894 by putting into law the 501c3 tax exempt status. Oh it did not happen immediately but over time the Government established regulations that restricted what churches were able to say and do.

The lie of separation of church and state has grown to be a divider of peoples and families.

All one needs to do is read the Old Testament which is a history of the governments of the past. You see kings (governments) established places of worship (groves and altars) under the influence of unbelief to lead people away from God. Evil men influenced kings (governments) to establish lies in their kingdoms.

Today it is the same, evil men and seducers will wax worse[1] and worse, according to God. And we are seeing our government promoting lies about abortion (the killing of babies), tranyism, climate change, relationships[2] and lies about marriage, healthcare, and even what love is. Every aspect of truth is being attacked by satan’s tool, the government. Every circle of life has had or is having the safe places removed, just as God in his Word reveals.

On top of that satan has promoted lying and cheating and has enabled a huge buyout of our rights through the stealing of the election.

Add to this satan has promoted the prosperity gospel, that promulgates the lie of reward for showing up every Sunday or for good deeds. These false prophets leave out the parts of God’s word that show man is evil by nature. That greed and the seeking of pleasure is the fall of mankind.

What does God say about the flood and the end of the world, even Sodom and Gomorrah that was the root cause of their demise? But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be, For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark[3] Destruction happened and will happen when the focus is on the day to day pleasures of this world, and a turning away from God’s plan of eternity with Him.

Government is a facilitator of evil. God’s plan has always been to guide men to His goal of Heaven. This means tribulation is allowed to come into people’s lives when they get off the path and they are forced to look up to Him.

We pray for ALL that none come short of the glory of God! Eternity is real! Satan is real! We pray for humility and surrender of hearts or as God says the circumcision[4] or opening up of hearts, to let the full truth of His Mercy in!!


[1] 2 Timothy 3:13

[2] Ephesians 5:22-28; Colossians 3:18; 1 Peter 3:1; 1 Corinthians 14:34,35; Philippians 4:3; Titus 2:3,4; 1 Corinthians 7:29;

[3] Matthew 24:37, 38; Luke 17:27

[4] Romans 2:29, 2Corinthians 3:3

The Sanhedrin Complex

4 Jan

The preservation of His Word is amazing and God has left a clear path for us to identify His true Word. We are blessed in this day and age to have so much of God’s Word preserved. The study of tracking His Word through the ages was something that blessed my life, and the almost two years that I spent in that study was very rewarding.

The discovery of the depth of God’s truth and His plan for our lives eternal is uplifting, this is the Gospel message. This good news of the Gospel is taught right from Genesis through Revelations. That Gospel promise of a Savior is immediate and thorough.

There are one distinct message given to believers, Go into ALL the world and preach the (Good News) Gospel for a witness unto all nations[1]. “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son”[2].  God in His Word expands on this simple message and man tries to make it more complex.

God also shows how He so loves the world, but He also recognizes the heart of man when He says “I came not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance”[3]. Yes He died for all, but many close their heart.

We also face the “yeah hath God said” syndrome by the various scholars claiming to make the Bible easier to understand.  (Triglot, confessionals, Book of Concord, & errant versions, etc)

A child of God is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God[4]. It is God that opens the heart and man can only turn away and prevent by his own promotion of self. Remember, “it is not of works lest any man should boast”[5].

Yet today most every organization called christian, pulls bits and pieces out of the Bible to create a trail they affirm to be there, they, as God thru Paul states, are those who hope to sooth itching ears[6], of those who want to find validation for their perverted lie of a focus on the things of this life.

Along with the Gospel (good News) God provides in His Word is a clear understanding of the heart of man. God also gives us the ability to identify false teaching. Right from Eden the devil has laid out the false doctrine before the fall. “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
[5] For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”[7] Today as well as all through history man has promoted himself as something of value with equal standing to God. In today’s world we see the devil’s teaching of the promotion of self to a godlike status. In the lives of so many their own brains are the final arbitrator of truth and instead of searching the Word daily as true believers (sinners) should.[8]  God’s Plan is so well laid out for all those looking.

2700 years after creation and 700 years after the promise to Abraham, God gave the law to Israel not only to show them that it was impossible to live a righteous life, but in His Word God shows us the fallacy of believing that we can live righteous life.

What do we see in the New Testament but the Jews puffed up and strutting their stuff, proclaiming their value as equal to God.  Over and over we see God, come in the flesh, tell His (now formally chosen) people, that they are following their father the devil[9]. God also gives so many examples of what humility looks like and how faith only exists in the form of humility as a little child.

 The heart of man is exposed repeatedly. ”Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God”[10]. The heart of man wants to insert a step for man to fulfill first to ready himself to be acceptable for salvation. The heart of man lies to us, always looking for and promoting self worth. This is the Sanhedrin Complex.

The Sanhedrin Complex today rears its ugly head in most every aspect of our life. Schools and our laws promote self worth telling our children they can be whatever they want, even to the point that they can chose to be a woman or a man.

But the promotion of self has been around since Eden, we have people with all manner of gifts who proclaim they are righteous because of the presence in their being of these gifts, things like tongues and healings prove their worth, rather than humility and faith.

The world is full of volumes of books written by men that are really promotions of self and are held up in seminaries and churches as being equal to the Bible. We see in the early church in the first century where Christians searched the scriptures daily to see if it was so.

The most troubling is the pitting of God’s Word against God’s Word.

Yes we put law in its place[11] God says, but to make the law or as some would rip out the ten commandments and make them the beginning point to shed the light on the gospel when God says the Law is written in their hearts[12], man knows where his trespasses are and has only the need for the Gospel.

 The gospel is the reminder of the plan God has for our futures, the reality of the future having been taken care of and the joys of not having any pain or weariness. The joys of not having the weight of survival crush our beings. The joys that await all of us with, “be not unbelieving but believing”.

The message of the Gospel is one of the circumcision of the heart or the opening up of the heart to hear the good news of eternity taken care of through salvation. This opening of the heart is not done by man but by God. Man can only prevent such an occurrence. Mankind blocks this from happening by focusing oneself and establishing himself as the final authority for decisions for their life. The Sanhedrin Complex is the shutting down of all reception to the whole Word of God and picking out one piece or part and making it their be all end all. The Sanhedrin we are told throughout the Gospel were the sons of the devil, they believed they were righteous and had no need of a savior. Jesus said, “I came not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance”[13].  Just as today where man declares himself righteous by his own deeds, the Sanhedrin of our Lord’s day picked out pieces of God’s Word to follow and bragged on their righteous life and gifts.

The other part of this complex is the placing of or having a focus on the things of this world, the pleasures of life are made out to be the most important. God says that hell comes to those who have lost focus on reality. In direct answer to the question when will the end be Jesus answers, in Matthew 24:37 “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. [38] For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, [39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
[9] Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

God’s Word, that was made flesh and dwelt among us, is full of wisdom and truth that sets us free.

Jesus comes as promised thru the lineage of David to fulfill the promise made in Eden of a Savior. Jesus is born into the lineage of his chosen people Israel, but His people reject Him. Why? They reject Him because they have lost site of the promise. Instead of coming to the altar knowing that they are sinners, they came to the altar with their chests thrown out and their hearts uncircumcised, touting that they were righteous for their deeds of coming to the altar, rather than hearing their dire need for a Savior.

God in His Mercy repeatedly points out the self righteousness of the Sanhedrine (scribes and Pharisees), for their benefit as well all future generations who read His Word.  All That Matters Is The Eternal


[1] Matthew 24:14, Mark 16:15

[2] John 3:16

[3] Matthew 9:13

[4] Romans 2:29

[5] Ephesians 2:9

[6] 2Timothy 4:3

[7] Genesis 3:4,5;

[8] Acts 17:11

[9] John 8:44

[10] Romans 10:17

[11] Romans 3:31*

[12] Romans 2:15

[13] Mark 2:17

Oh Holy Night!

16 Dec

May God’s Peace be in your Heart

Approximately 2020 years ago the world witnessed the beginning of the fulfillment of the promise made 4000 years prior, the promise by the Lord God of sending a Savior into the world for the making of peace with the world (man) extended from God.

This birth of our Lord Jesus Christ was heralded by the angels and looked for by believers as the promise fulfilled. In Luke 2:14 the angels announce to the world the message of the gospel, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earthpeace, good will toward men.”

This message is deeply profound, the first words out of the mouths of the Angels, “Glory to God in the highest” of places heaven, of which earth is a part of the heavens and speaks to the blanket nature of God’s gift that extends to all mankind, a completeness that does not just apply to a few but to every soul. The Gift of a Savior that turns away God’s wrath, making for a universal peace in all of heaven and earth. And God’s action in bringing His Son into the world shows His good will toward all men. The Angels speak of a peace that has been won by the whole earth.

This pronouncement of the Gospel is today overshadowed by some who would make this message to pertain to only believers, but this message applies to the Lord sending His Savior to all mankind, not just those pleasing to Him.

The gospel message is throughout the Bible and the actions of man are displayed as man turns away after things of this world and showing hearts overcome by a praising of self and promoting self worth.

Oh Holy Night! What a message! We encourage you to spend time in His Word getting to know His heart and Glory, as herein lies eternal bliss for billions of years.

All That Matters Is The Eternal

Sobering Times, Eternity Awaits!

6 Dec

Very Sobering times we are facing in our world today. I received an email from a friend about the Corruption across the globe where government officials are being paid off to lockdown the world with this Covid lie.

When you think about this lie you can’t help but think back to scripture where in the history of the world from Adam to until the year of our Lord’s birth we are told how over and over His people turned from Him and were distracted by the things of this world. The most notable was the time of the flood.

In 2 Timothy 4:3 God tells us again about sometime in the future. In verse 1 he starts out with instructions for God’s true Pastors:  1) I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; [2] Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

The instruction, that is almost always over looked these days, is just that, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort”   did you get that! Reprove, rebuke, exhort. Most of the churches I hear of today are applying those words to make the collection plate full, when in fact God through Paul follows up with and names what things to reprove and rebuke in Verse 3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; [4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Isn’t that what caused the end of the world known at the time of the flood Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark.

Nothing wrong with that, is what we hear today in so many churches, the woke church is all about finding self gratification in the gift of promised treasure. To work out their pleasure to have a good life.

But God says, You stay with me and follow after me and mark your journey toward eternal bliss and take your mind off the earthly pleasures, you will have enough, I will take care of you and supply your every need, Not promise you a flashy lifestyle, but take care of your needs.

God through Paul goes further in 2Tim4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

So I ask you, is not what we see happening today in our country and many places in the world a focus on living a flashy or fleshly lifestyle and forgetting about the importance of Eternity. God’s plan is all about turning the minds and hearts away from this life and from living for the pleasures of this world, and bringing our focus to the fulfilled promise of a billion years in Heaven.

Truly All That Matters Is The Eternal

Let’s look at faith, at what it is and how it lives.

2 Corinthians 13:5, 6 “Examine yourselves,  whether you be of faith; prove (test) your own selves. Know you not  your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be  reprobates. But I trust that you shall know that we are not reprobates.”  Also read all of Hebrews 11. Faith (true faith) is […]

It Comes From the Heart

Right from the beginning of time there has been a battle between good and evil. The promise of heaven and paradise, versus the trickery of evil always calling to question God’s sincerity. Satan used the lie, “Yeah hath God said?”  to call to question God’s integrity and to implant evil and sin into the hearts […]

Satan Partners with fake Pastors

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.[1]” A faith so strong that one stands firm defending it till death if needs be. All that truly matters is eternity in heaven. “If any man will come […]

The Big Lie: Promotion of Self

4 Aug

 

The goal of all true Christians is to get others to turn to god’s word and learn. Also God instructs us in 2 Corinthians 13:5, Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.

God in His word very explicitly lays out the knowledge of who we are in very great detail. God’s Word reveals to us who we are with examples exposing the Israelite leaders for who they were and their twisting of the law into the promotion of self.

Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
[11] The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.  [12] I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.  [13] And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.  [14] I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

We see the actions of these two carried out in everyday life today the pharisee that promotes his own self as the final arbiter of his self worth as being important and the sinner recognizing God is the Truth in his life and a complete surrender to God’s truth. Can’t you hear it, “Lord I go to church at least twice a week, I tithe into the collection plate, I celebrate all holydays.”  Anyone can do all these things and so many more, but it is meaningless without real faith. The pharisee did all these things just as the pharisees today, and they do have a conviction in their hearts but that conviction is in their self worth not in the humility of surrendering to God’s Word. Their conviction was so strong that they killed the Savior defending their conviction.

We are falsely taught today that we can choose whatever commitment we would like, to be a Christian at any level and classify ourselves as a Christian, but God defines a Christian as one who has faith as a little child. God says your commitment as a little child is equivalent to bearing your cross, which means defending your faith to the death. So what God is telling us is that if you don’t have that kind of commitment you can’t be His. It’s really very simple, you believe with all your being and you recognize God and His Word as the only authority in your life.

We pray for the many who by their life promote themselves as the final authority in their lives. We pray that they examine their hearts and truly surrender to God for therein is Life Eternal.

All That Matters Is The Eternal

God’s Guidance: Exposing Good & Evil!

16 Jun

When one is truly reborn in the spirit, the Word of God becomes the center point in one’s life. This center point places everything about our world and our walk in this journey to eternity at the forefront of our life, and the gift of discernment keeps us focused on what life is about! That Journey through this life on earth to a life in eternity with God. For a billion plus years!

In Eden we see that Adam and Eve had no knowledge of evil[1] only good, yet there was this curiosity that recognized that forbidden fruit on the tree in the middle of the Garden as being “pleasant to the eyes”. And in this recognition Eve was drawn by the Satan’s words, “Yeah hath God said”. This relationship or encounter is the first tell tale marker that enables us to discern truth. That drawing away from the truth of salvation is an attraction to a focus on satisfying a fleshly lusting. Which God in His word describes over and over, as part of our struggle, a struggle that the true servants of God will remind us and point us to God’s salvation which overcomes this fleshly struggle.

When we read and study the Word of God we can see how every relationship in our life stacks up to these words “Yeah has god said”. God through Peter in 2 peter (speaks clearly to identify the evil in) 2:18 “For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. [19] While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” We see God giving us yet another warning to guide us and to help us identify false prophets and teachings.

After the fall, we see the expansion of man’s thinking to be focused on this world to the exclusion of God and God’s plan of eternity.[2] The focus of a surrendering to the desires of the flesh, or as we say the “Good life.” So much so that the Lord gave up on man and caused a flood.

The progression of the focus on the “good Life” is laid out for us to see in the earlier days before the Birth of our Lord the Savior, Jesus Christ. The evil that comes from the hearts of men, unwilling to surrender to God and His Word. This unwillingness to Surrender to God is why we have so many religions that choose to call themselves Christian, and just as the attitude of self righteous Jews in the day of our Lord,[3] so we have today this bent on promotion of self and a good life here.

It is broadly published that, “God gave me a brain so that I could find my own way” and so many similar phrases that ultimately are about promoting self.  Some sort of shortcut that excludes God giving knowledge of our flesh and somehow giving each of us our own truth. This ultimately is a way to promote a good Life and still have some semblance of being a Christian. Just as Satan promoted in Eden.

All through history we see this promotion of self thinking ultimately being anti Christ or against Christ’s Gospel!

Our schools teach evolution because some guy used his brain to figure out something which is anti Christ. God shows the brilliance of His Creation when He let Adam name the living creatures[4], there was no grunting caveman ever.

We see individual verses of the Bible being taken out of context to promote a way of thinking that presents itself as truth when it leaves God and the goal of salvation out of the picture.

Starting back with the Jews who promoted their own false holiness by denying the real reason of the law in its pointing out their inability to live righteously so that they look to God’s Promise of a savior, and they falsely trusted in themselves.

God Proves that if you make yourselves a god by picking what you want rather than coming to Him and His Word for answers, with a heart that Surrenders to Him, you are lost.

God says that except you become as a little child[5] in your acceptance of Him you cannot enter into the kingdom of God!

[1] Genesis 2:25

[2] Genesis 6:1-6

[3] John 8:44

[4] Genesis 2:19, 20

[5] Matthew 18:4; 19:14