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Who is an antichrist?

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM

I did not say who is the Antichrist, but an Antichrist, there is a difference.

I do not claim to know who the Antichrist is or will be, Many men in power have been an antichrist, there are many in the political arena today that are an antichrist, but only one will be the Antichrist, this is about the spirit of antichrist, which is part of all those that deny Jesus Christ. There are only three ways to go, and only one is right.

 

 

1 John 2:22-23

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

 

1 John 4:3

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

 

What type of spirit are you?

 

I remember sitting on a gigantic pipe that crossed a river bed like a bridge. A friend and I I were looking up into the dark night and wondering about the meaning of life. My friend asked me if I believed in God, I said I did and he didn't say whether he did or not.

Reference the parable of the Sorrow in Matthew Chapter 13;

 

I see people arguing on line a lot about whether God exists or not, and both sides are convinced they are right. I came to believe in God with basic faith, and a lot of Christians come to God on just faith, but what happens is many have no root, no basis, not substance to their faith and an atheist can come along and easily talk them out of their faith with theories that cannot be proven, and squash someone's faith. Many of these become atheists themselves and tell how they once believed but found science but really they felt persecution because of their faith and turned away. This is the first kind of Christian that Jesus spoke about in his parable of the sower. Have you known an atheist that was once a believer and and now they attack Christianity, they seem to know quite a bit of scripture, yet they twist it to their own destruction. These are those that are not willing to give up their sin, they enjoy the cares of this life too much and fight God tooth and nail, they try and convince believers to the point of fighting with them pushing their poison down our throats, they keep coming at you, why because they feel if the can convince you, then perhaps God isn't real, and deep down they know he is. For a moment, when they've defeated Christian that isn't rooted in their faith and they will feel triumphant but it doesn't last and they are once again in search of another believer to turn away from God to ease their own guilty conscience. Watch how many angry atheists comment. For if they were completely sure of the poison they spew out of their mouths none of what I say would bother them. The first type the stony ground, this will not phase them, they didn't build up much faith and were easily talked out of it. But the second the weeds which choked the word will come against this in rage with all kinds of theories and a plethora of what they believe is absolute truth, and is actually absolute garbage, but they are grasping at straws and desperately need that assurance that the bible is incorrect. They say they want proof, but what they actually want is to fill justified. The third fell on good ground, these are those that get into the word and are unmovable, the ones the atheists call close minded. Yet it is the atheist that is blind and cannot see

 

What type of spirit are you, are you an antichrist?

One mind in Christ

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 12:05 AM

I CORINTHIANS 1:10

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

 

I've been accused of causing Division. I want to tell people that I have been trying to focus people on the word of God. Divisions already exist and have since the first century. God doesn't want us to vary on theories about Jesus, about the rapture, about who Jesus is, about tithing, about baptism, about the infilling of the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues, to be of a single mind and let there be no divisions. That we speak the same things.

 

MATTHEW 24:9-14

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

 

I believe that more and more persecution will come to those that speak the truth, yes, you will be shunned, you will be put out, you will be threatened, you'll lose friends, you'll lose family members, you'll lose relationships. This will come more and more from people that claim to be Christians.

 

MATTHEW 10:34-36

Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

 

I have found more bias within the church than without. I do believe in unity

 

EPHESIANS 4:4-6

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

 

But we cannot come together and say it's okay if you believe a lie as long as we both believe that Jesus died and rose again, it's okay.

 

instead we are told to do this:

 

II TIMOTHY 4:1-4

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; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

 

Why would it matter?

 

MATTHEW 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

 

This is not a legalistic doctrine, this is simply saying that there is only one way. That way is in the bible. There are many denominations, but thankfully one bible. There are many Christians that say many different things. But there again is one bible, one truth, only one way to be saved, not by human words. It doesn't matter what any person tells you, let God be true and every man a liar, believe your bible and no one else, not even me. Trust God and his word, alone. There are many translations, but the basic Christian truths are in all translations. What I fear are those, and there are Christians even that do not trust the word of God. I say don't trust your preacher, trust God's word, I say don't trust what anyone has to say, trust the bible. Put God's word above your Church, above your pastor, above your priest, above your rabbi, your teacher, your mentor, minister, your boss, your friends, and even your parents and your relationships.

 

MATTHEW 7:21-23

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

It's a mistake (the sequel)

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

In a previous blog I talked about mistakes. I did not talk about sin, Not every mistake is a sin, most probably are not. And to live in condamnation is surely not God's will. Having that extra bite, or eating too much is not a sin, but it can become that. Drinking alcohol is not a sin, but again can become sin. And even when dealing with sin there are those that say a sin is a sin, this is not true. Some sin's although not good are not as bad as others. Stealing again is a sin, but stealing a bar of soap, or stealing a magazine, or food, is way different than robbing at gun point.

 

In the old testament there were bad sins, that were sins that God would not put up with and you were either banished or stoned til death. In the new testament, thanks to Jesus' death on the cross we have obtained grace. And any sin not matter the degree is pardonable, there is only one offense that is not redeemable. To blasphme the gift of God the Holy Ghost.

 

Before I go on, what in fact is sin? One could say that sin was breaking the law of God, just as one could break a human law and deal with a swift punishment for breaking that law. Here comes grace. God will not punish you for your sin, there is however a condition, that you turn to God, that you turn away from your sin. No matter the degree of the sin.

 

I must say there are those and there are churchs that portray everything as sin. Like I said somethings in moderation are not sin, such as consumption of alcohol, but to be a drunk, is very much a sin. If your life is about the next party and drinking is your escape then yes you are sinning. Sex is not a sin, though the bible says that the marriage bed is undefiled, but the fornicators and adulterers God will judge. And marriage is not defined by man, but by God. Going to concerts is not a sin, watching movies, even having and watching television is not a sin. Though what you watch may be, the bible does say put no evil before your eye, which to me says use descretion and keep kids from watching things which are not good for them and may cause them to sin. Being tempted is not sinning, having fun is not a sin. Dancing is not a sin, and so on and so forth, sin is not God's way of controlling us, but rather sins are those things which control us and keep us from God.

 

 

 

Sin in itself is very powerful, sin is a task master. Sin can overcome and control it's victim. Sin is like the blob, it's sits there, waiting, the devil comes along and show's us how neat sin is to play with, and when we do, sin acts very submissive and if we throw it away right away ther are no lasting effects. But if we keep it and don't get rid of it it will, although very subtle, take you over.

 

Drug addiction, any addiction for that matter. Alocoholism, homosexuality, promiscuis, are all form of addiction.

 

ROMANS 6:16

Know ye not, that 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?

 

Sin is an entity, not just an action. It will lie to you and keep you bound. It's a tool of Satan, and is very real.

 

HEBREWS 3:12-13

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

 

There is only one cure for sin, that is through Jesus Christ. He came to brake the bonds of sin to heal the broken hearted and to set the captives free. What captives? Those made captive by sin.

 

ACTS 2:36-39

Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

 

 

Saints and Sinners

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

We think of a Saint as someone that does good, a goody two shoes if you will, and a sinner as the bad boy, or bad girl. That gets the blood pumping. I was thinking about my last blog, which mentions willfully sinning. Basically saying if we willfully sin after we've been saved. We are not going to be saved. But then we must ask the question was does it mean to willfully sin. It must be noted that most athiests have a religious background and many if not most of them were once Christians and know a great deal about the scriptures. So then what the heck happened? Well there are many answers, but what it comes down to is deception. jesus gives us parables of how the enemy quickly comes up and snatches away the word, or when persecution, because of the word, comes up, that many fall away. I have run into some athiests and I'm sure some of our readers will as well that know scripture, very well. Many have lost their faith because of loss. "How could God let this happen to me," persecution, we live in a time that a growing intolerance for Jesus, the bible, or Christianity is becoming popular. People will today wrap their arms around you if your gay or an alcoholic but if you say your a Christian they will want nothing to do with you. What's up with that? When the bible is speaking of willfully sinning, it's talking about those that were once saved, had been baptized, received the baptism of the Holy Ghost and tasted of the world to come. It must be noted that God will not reject you, he will not let go of you. You cannot lose your salvation. But there is no such thing as once saved always saved. You can pry God's fingers away, you can walk away. He will let you go. God will not force you to stay. You can say God I'd rather not, as many have. And give up your salvation, but you can't lose it. Struggling with sin is not turning your back on God. We all make mistakes. Is that an excuse? Should we keep sinning because we have grace. No! We should strive to be better. Now not everything is a sin. I've been in denominations that thought just about everything was sinful. You'd be afraid to walk out your front door. Because the scripture says put no evil before your eye there are those denominations that have said watching TV is a sin. That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Why would you not want to put evil before your eye? Because it may cause you to sin. I must admit there is not a whole lot of good on TV, it is full of worldliness, it's full of lust of the flesh, pride of life and everything else. But it's merely a channel. If you have TV use discretion, you know if something is evil. To some if it's fun it's sinful, oh my word, get a life! I grew up hearing how evil rock and roll music was, is it? Rock music is like everything else it can be made good or bad. I must say one thing though, I love edgy music, I love gritty guitars. I love excellent singing. I know that the screamo music is popular, and I do believe their are bands that love the Lord and are trying to use this vehicle to bring kids to Christ. But what I question is the growling and snorting and sounding like a demon as they do in screamo. Your preaching the gospel and sounding like demons. How is that Christian? I don't see the problem with the music, but vocalizing it sounds evil. It sounds like demons! I first heard this music with bands like GWAR, and though I love theatrics and I can see GWAR doing this, they look like demons. Anyway that's my opinion on that. I know there are those that said every Christian band that came out was evil. I'm sure there are those bands that are in the Christian music scene who's Christianity is shallow, but I'm sure there are those that certainly love the Lord, even those that play screamo. But I would sure pray about it. I've heard hardcore Christian bands and it is hard to believe you can call it Christian, not saying that the bands intent is not good. But we must be careful and not let the world come in. This has to be about getting the gospel to the world. We must be a light to them, not the other way around. Back to sin. What is a sinner? For that matter what is a Saint? According to the bible all have sinned. How could all have sinned? We are born into sin. To the non-believer and the novice that might not make much sense. How can we born into sin. Because of original sin. What? Original sin. Sin entered the world by Adam, the first man. I know we like to blame Eve. But God didn't tell Eve. He told Adam. Adam told Eve. And if you read the story in Genesis, Adam was the first to start his own religion. How you might ask? God told Adam this, "Don't eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, or you'll die." We know from Eve's answers to the serpent that she was given a few other rules. Don't look at it, don't go near it, don't think about it, don't, don't don't, don't. Hmmmm, sound familiar? All God said was don't eat it. The serpent was then able to show her the tree, to look at it, hold it, smell it, climb in it, and it was okay. She hadn't done anything wrong, maybe dis-obeying the rules Adam gave her, but she didn't dis-obey God, well until she ate of it. But can you see that how not knowing what the word of God was, Satan was able to give her a delusion that she wasn't doing anything wrong. She touched it after all and nothing happened. Satan knew she had second hand knowledge and twisting what she believed till he got her to sin. But she still didn't bring sin into the world. She was punished for her sin. But because Adam sinned, he condemned all of mankind to Hell, gee thanks Adam! We immediately like to jump up and say how unfair it is that God condemned man to both death and Hell (eternal death) because of one man's sin. If you ever hear someone say, "If it's preached over the pulpit it's a law!" run for your life, or rather your soul. A man or woman that puts they're words before God is doing just what Adam did. This is what caused Jesus to become very upset with the religious leaders of his day. They had put up so many of their own laws that they made God's laws of no effect. Many of the burdens churches place upon their congregation are bi-laws set up either by the denomination, church leaders or pastors. I charge you and every man, woman and child if it's preached over the pul pit you grab your bible and see if God said it or just man. Many times it's just man or man's interpretation of what God said. Read it for yourself. I'm not saying get your own interpretation, but take it for what it says. Not this is what it says, but this is what it means. What's up with that? So in saying that if the bible specifically says something is a sin then you know it's a sin. If not then it's man saying it's a sin. A sinner is someone that breaks God's law. Because Adam broke God's law, we are one, born with the knowledge of good and evil and we also die. And because of sin we are condemned to a sinners death in Hell. Why? Hell was created for the angels that rebelled against God not man. Hell enlarged herself. She grew, she widened those hips out to make room for all us sinners. Sinners turn and hate God for condemning them to Hell. God did not condemn man to Hell. Sin did. Sin broke the relationship, God had with man. A father and son. Why is it Father's and sons don't get along? I didn't get along with my dad and my son doesn't get along with me. I'm not like my Dad and my son is not like me. There is a huge void between us. My son hates me, I don't know why? I've tried to be the cool Dad, I"ve tried to be tough. I failed at both. I have daughters that love me, but my son hates me. He by choice lives away from me and wont speak to me and I for the life of me cannot understand why? But it has made me understand the relationship God has with us. We hate God. God calls out to us and we don't want to talk to him. He blesses us and we curse him. Would you die for your kids? I mean it. Would you die for you kids? How about this, would you die for a child that hated you and wanted nothing to do with you. A child you brought into this world and loved with all your heart. Yet cursed you to your face and wanted absolutely nothing to do with you, wasn't thankful, took what you gave them and trampled it under their feet. Scoffed and mocked you, and even when you pleaded with them they laughed at you? How many actually would. I know some people think God put up his own kid to die for you. But that's not the truth. What God did was wrap himself in flesh for the sole purpose of dying. He was born a man (the son) born to die. He was like a lamb born to die. He offered up a sinless life in order to pay the price of sin. He loved us so much and wanted us back so much he became a man to die a horrible death, to be beaten and mocked and spit on and tortured for you and for me. All because he doesn't want you to go to Hell. Jesus came to earth to save you from Hell. That was his sole purpose. His blood is applied to you when you are baptized in his name. And when you receive the Holy Ghost you receive the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, and when he returns he will change your mortal body to immortal and you will never die. Death will finally be defeated. Sin caused Death, by one man sin entered the world and by one man he defeated death once and for all. But without Jesus we are still condemned to Hell. We need to come to his call, we need to take this offer he has given us. That no matter what we have done, he will wipe it away, paid in full. Your reservation to Hell is cancelled. We have no other hope. If we reject Christ, we die in our sins, we pay for our own sins. The choice is yours.... Let Christ pay for you, or you pay for it yourself with your own soul. Christ doesn't condemn you to Hell, you were already going there, Christ is what can save you from Hell. He's your get out of Hell free card. USE IT!!! It's free! People say that coming to God requires your life, but the truth is sin requires your life, and Christ offers you eternal life. Your not going to die and go to Heaven. Your not going to die and go to Hell. Jesus will give you eternal life or you'll be thrown alive into Hell. You'll wake up from death at the Resurrection either to life eternal or to be cast alive into the fires of Hell. There is a belief that you must obtain saint hood, but saint hood is given to all those that come to Jesus Christ. When the saints come marching in, oh I want to be in that number, oh when the saints come marching in. Don't disregard Jesus Christ, he is the only way out of Hell. When someone says that got saved, they got saved from HELL, plain and simple. Come join the good fight, Christ is calling you today. And to someone that is saved what is willfully sinning? I believe that would be walking away from God. I believe that God will try and bring you back and try and try, but at some point will blot your name from the book of life. Revelations 3:1-5.

My continued Testimony by Ric Iron

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

When I was barely 20 years old I was already married and had a baby. I remember going to the store one night and It was late. When I came out of the parking lot, which was dead empty at 10pm at night. I heard a voice shout my name. Of course I looked, I was in the middle of a deserted parking lot and there was not a soul around. I didn't know anyone, we just moved to this town it was about 30 miles away from my mother, and my overbearing in laws. Her dad never liked me, but the feeling was mutual. He was this preachers son that preached at me, and I hated it.

 

Something happened to me, I was trying to write a book, a horror story about a rock band that had to face off the devil. So I thought, how would you defeat the devil, so I picked up the bible one day, and I couldn't put it down. I was entranced, I came alive. I couldn't put it down. I became hungry to hear about Jesus Christ, who was this man. Was he a man, was he the son of God, was he a prophet, or was he in fact God. I remember talking with everyone, every religion, and of course all of them say, we're right, every denomination. Who was right? Is this a story, it had a huge effect on me. I was at work some guy named javier told me about the Holy Ghost and speaking in tongues and told me to read Acts 2:38 and I did, so I wanted this Holy ghost. I'd talk to this person and that, this person saying this thing, that person saying that, so I just stuck to praying and reading, I was all mixed up.

 

I followed the scriptures instructions not men's, not women's, people can lie to you. But God hadn't lied to me yet. I went to a church and said baptize me I want the holy ghost, they looked at me like a freak. I was sad I couldn't find a church, I wanted to be baptized. I wanted the Holy ghost. I was looking at my rock tapes one day, music was my escape, my wife was at work and I was taking care of the baby. we worked oppasite shifts. The baby was sleeping and I became focused on a tape of a popular Christian metal band of the time, and I heard a voice speak to me and it said, "I want you to do this," nothing more, nothing less. I hadn't ever thought of doing a Christian band. I'd written a couple Christian songs, but then I knew. I hadn't gone been going to church, I'd went to a church that a friend said they'll baptize you, so I did. And was baptized, but I hadn't received the Holy Ghost. Not yet.

I hadn't received the Holy Ghost, I was having bible studies with a man named Oscar, very nice man. very patient. I remember praying and praying and nothing ever happened. I had a friend that lied to me and I wouldn't forgive him. So one day I forgave him, and that night, I felt like a giant hand pressed on me as I lay in bed. And my face felt weird and my tongue felt fat, and tingled. I went into the bathroom and watched as my tongue kept touching the roof of my mouth from front to back. I wasn't doing it. I had called Oscar, and told him, he said meet him at the church. I said, what is going on? He said that's the Holy Ghost, we prayed, and I felt a rush of wind around me, and I began to sing in a different language I didn't know. The wind was all around me, I reached up saying I love you Jesus, I love you Jesus, and It was a high i'd never felt before, it was better than sex. Then I dropped exhausted to the floor.

 

I felt so excited by what happened I told everyone I knew, my brother told me I had a tumor! my bible thumping in-laws told me it was Satan. My mother was happy for me, but clearly didn't know what to think. I was sent, as a young boy, to a baptist church, but I was never told about this. I was confused, some Christians told me it was the devil, others told me it was God. I felt conflicted. I went out in a field alone and I prayed and I prayed, I asked God is this you, or is it the devil. I was on my knees and my hands began to shake and I felt something in the pit of my stomach burst through my body and out my mouth. It was so powerful that it knocked me on my back, I was speaking in tongues when this was happening, and what burst from my belly were too words, that and the voice was powerful, and not mine, it said, "I AM!" I never doudted it after that.

My Testimony, By Ric Iron

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:55 PM

MATTHEW 16:18

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

 

Satan has known from the start he cannot overcome the church, the body of Christ. So What he has tried to do was bring in false doctrine. And has in fact created a false Christianity.

 

I hear a lot about Christian unity. It's okay if we disagree as long as we believe in Jesus Christ. Is this true?

 

GALATIANS 1:6-10

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

 

Legalism is one form of false doctrine, observance of mosiac law rather than following Christ, or even modern church by-laws, or strict observance of customs that are not in practice today. Tradition is another form of false doctrine. In a previous blog I talked about how Christianty was blended with traditions brought from pagan religions as well as family customs which are still in use today down to your corner church.

 

Important doctrines as the promise of the Holy Ghost, being reduced to receiving Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Yes, Christ should be your Lord, but what was preached in the first century is not what is being preached in the church today. You will not find of the apostles ever saying this. Merely believing that Jesus Christ is the son of God will not get you into heaven.

 

ROMANS 8:8-11

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

 

This is actual doctrine of receiving Christ: You actually receive his Spirit. The Holy Ghost.

 

ACTS 2:38

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

 

This is the promise of salvation, of Jesus Christ actually dwelling in you. The true born again experience. Which Jesus said, we must be born again (John 3:3-5).

 

It is agrued that the Church has baptized using the trinitarian formula since the first century. But their is evidence that Baptism solely in the name of Jesus Christ has been done since before that, and the Holy scriptures back it up. The Catholic church was the church of Rome. And they killed, and murdered people that wouldn't accept the trinity. This both true and very well documented. There are novels written though fiction from Thecla a 2nd century presbyter in Asia minor who wrote that baptism was in the name of Jesus.

 

1 JOHN 2:19

They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

 

So I ask you, should Christianity unite, yes under a common banner of truth, if they cannot, then no. I am not talking about trivial issues, but about salvational issues. When I have told people I believe that baptism should be in the name of Jesus Christ. I get treated harshly by Christians, it's never good. They come against me in full force, yet this is completely biblical. This can be proven in scripture. Baptism in the trinity formula cannot. Christians that have their mind made up that their is indeed a trinity, say that you are denying the trinity. But I say, after having this knowledge of the truth, they are denying Christ.

 

COLOSSIANS 2:8-9

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

 

I have been accused of causing division and by one leading people away from God. I was told by someone dear to me, why go to church if I am going to disagree with everything they say. Which is totally untrue. If you will read my blogs, I've only ever said, prove them. What does the bible say? The problem is there are far too many people listening to everything the preacher says and not reading what the bible says. We are stuck on what the church says rather than what the bible says. A good example is the pre-tribualation rapture theory, which is totally unbiblical. Yet the majority of Christians believe it today. Yet you cannot find one scripture to support it. Again I'm not saying there is no gathering of the saints. What I am saying is scripture does not support a pre-tribulation rapture. I myself am amazed that most Christians believe this false doctrine. There is actually biblical proof that this event takes place after the tribulation (Matthew 24:29-31) and most Christians even when seeing this, still don't believe. This is how engrained lies can be be. The scriptures they use to try and prove this theory, when examined further actually disprove a pre-tribulation rapture. As do the scriptures that say one can merely believe and be saved (John 7:37-39). I'm not saying salvation is difficult. It is a free gift. We've just been blinded by the lies for so long that we have come to believe false doctrine. The bibles idea of salvation included repentence, baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit evidenced by the speaking of other tongues. This can be biblically proven, yet most Christians will argue salvation with you. One doesn't look into scripture how that when one believed they were immediatly baptized (Acts 2:41, 8:35-38, 10:43-48, 16:31-33, 19:1-6, 22:13-16). A good preacher is going to tell you to look up the scriptures for yourself, a bad one is going to tell you that you'll not be able to understand it, or give you some mystical meaning behind what it says. I say take the bible at face value, what it says is what it means. The truth is division is caused when we don't agree. If you read 2 Corinthians, Paul is trying to point them back to the truth, he is not saying it's okay that we believe different things. As far as speaking in tongues goes, there is a difference between the simple tongue one gets when they receive the Spirit of Christ and the gift of tongues and interpretations. When a tongue is given for an interpretation it is done clear and distinct. When one receives the Spirit it is not clear and distinct, rather fast and just a sign, a symbol that the person was baptized with fire (Matthew 3:11) with the Holy Ghost. (Isaiah 28:11, 1 Corinthians 14:22, Acts 10:44-46, 19:6)

 

 

JOHN 8:31-32

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

 

 

II Timothy 4:1-5

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; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

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; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

 

II THESSALONIANS 2:11-12

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

II CORINTHIANS 4:1-6

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9zAlGO3_Rw

God is calling you out of babylon, listen to his voice, do not be partakers of her sins.

Jacob's Trouble

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Hope you had a great INDEPENDENCE DAY today. I am proud to be part of the greatest country in the world and so should you. Yes, there are many growing problems in our govern ment, but we are still the free land, but for how much longer. Wave "OLD GLORY" proudly. Despite what some people may say or think. I do believe that this great nation was founded upon Christian principals and ideas. Yes, there are Satanic influences throughout this countries history, but I say love this country for it has been blessed by God. God however is not concerned with us, that is America, not that he doesn't care, but America isn't God's focus. Isreal is. A tiny piece of land smaller than the smallest of states. Why would God care so much about such a small piece of land you might ask. If but I personally think when this country comes against Isreal we will not be the land of the free and the home of the brave anymore. We will lose our soverignty and become part of a the american union and part of the world government, which you can see forming at this moment. Isreal will not though, because it was promised to the seed of Abraham. And of course most of you know the story Abraham had to sons, only one is the son of the promise. And ancestors of both these nations have been claiming right to an inheritance. The world wants to give it to the children of the elder son, but God promised it to the younger. The younger son of course was Isaac, whom had two sons himself. And the younger of them was also given the promise over his older brother, whom had the birthright. Jacob God renamed Isreal and all his decendents are called the children of Isreal. God is great! Sometimes when we think we have it all figured out, God shows us that we are wrong, this has happened to me several times in my life. I have been wrong a lot, but God is always good to correct me. We just have to be willing to open up to the truth when it's presented to us. That does not mean just take what anyone says, by no means. The fact is we need to back it up with God's word. To anyone that says there is no proof of the bible I say look at Isreal. The holocaust to me is one of the biggest proofs that God exists. I know some will scoff and say if God is real why did the jews suffer? Look at the history of the Isreal, here are a people that had a kingdom, were strong, and then oppressed for almost 3,000 years, and the worst of their oppression was in this past century. I challenge people to study what happened to this people. A people that have been hated more than any other group of people. African Americans were never descriminated as much as the Jews. Even now the world and even now America have their hearts set against this people. There has never been any other people that others have wanted to completly destroy off the face of the earth. Not for anything they have done, but because of who they are. I found it hard to believe that the bible has not mentioned anything about the holocaust, the single worse event to happen to Gods chosen people. I would have to say that is completly wrong, and God doesn't work that way. Many of the end time scenerios are being thwarted one by one. I for one was a huge believer in the pre-rapture theory. Until I started to study it, and to my amazement all the scriptures that they use to try and prove it, actually disprove the theory. Why would that be? Surely God would want us to understand his word. Wouldn't he? God wants us to have a love for the truth. He wants us to know his word. To many of us sit in the pews and take the preachers word for everything. That is the most dangerous thing you can do as a Christian. A good minister is going to want you to prove him, a preacher should be accountable to his or her congregation. If one is going to feed the children of God, you surely would want to know if you were being fed good food. You can eat almost anything, but some things are not good for you. Some things can harm you, make you sick, even destroy you. Same thing with doctrine, if your being fed bad doctrine it can harm you, even destroy your soul. The scripture tells us about a time called Jacobs trouble.

Mystery Babylon: The Mother and her many daughters

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Christianity, followers of the Jewish Messiah, that claimed to be God. Jesus that died on a cross was buried and rose again on the third day this is the basis of Christianity. Jesus' final instructions were to preach the good news and to convert and baptize the world. That is not the message I heard in church. I hear a good sermon and finally at the end, the preacher, or song leader or some elder asks those that wish to accept Christ to raise their hand. Why is it this act is not found anywhere in scripture? Nowhere in the Acts of the apostles does anyone ever utter those words. Instead we find clear commandments of repenting of our sins, being baptized and that we will receive the promise of salvation, the gift of the Holy Spirit. I was raised baptist, I never heard this before. What was repentence? Baptism? Sorry but no one told me about baptism. The Holy Spirit? What's that? I've heard that baptism is a public show of conversion that already took place in the heart. Why then were all new converts immediatly baptized? And it was rarely a public event. Some were baptized at night Acts 16:33. Or where some water that just happen to on there way Acts 8:33. It was so important that some of John the baptist's deciples were actually re-baptized Acts 19:1-6. It should also be noted that every noted time of baptism according to the book of Acts was always in the name of Jesus Christ and not repeating the phrase: In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit which seems to be how I remembered it in church every sunday.This also took me as a big surprise. All the apostles were present when Jesus said in MATTHEW 28:19 to baptize in the NAME of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost. But I also noticed he didn't say repeat these words, he said in the NAME OF. This got me to thinking I was a believer in the trinity how could this be so. The church's couldn't be wrong. So I searched and no-where in scripture is there any reference to a holy trinity. So where did this idea come from? Paganism entered the Christian faith.

 The trinity doctrine no matter how it is pedaled and packaged, it is a false doctrine and is a pagan heresy. The trinity doctrine had existed prior to Babylon the great but the trinity doctrine was adopted at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. The cult that arose in Babylon and spread its cult tentacles throughout the world was trinitarian. The first humanism trinity of record to be setup and worshiped as gods, was that of Nimrod, Simeramus, and Tammuz. Within Nimrod's Mystery Babylon eventually came the philosophy that the trinity was a unity of persons whose perfect agreement upon all things, made them one. They were one in agreement and this mutual consent merged into the idea of the one unity of essence. The trinity in unity doctrine was thus stated in the cult as the one essence or nature of the three. As it relates to Nimrod, Simeramus, and Tammuz, they were one in essence, the essence being identified as human gods. From ancient time Mystery Babylon has tried to make God what he is not. The Jews would have never dreamed of their being more than one God. They were prohibited by the first Commandment of having a pluralistic concept or view. It was from within this revelation, in contradiction to the surrounding religions of Pagan trinitarians, that Israel worship the One LORD of the Old Testament, Hear O Israel, the LORD our GOD is ONE LORD. The doctrinal position formulated at Nicaea was that if a theory does not conform to the Scriptures, then the Scriptures must be reinterpreted to conform to the theory. Theory was then based upon spiritualizing or bending toward mysticism and philosophy for its support of the great Mystery of Babylon and say only that the trinity is a great MYSTERY that no one can understand. The world is deceived to believe the trinity should be left to mystics and philosophers to interpret, exactly as they did in ancient Mystery Babylon. The next hammer to drop is to inhibit the human mind from examining the theory, by claiming no one can understand it, it must be accepted by faith. Could your church be a daughter of mystery Babylon. COLOSSIANS 2:8-9 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. The bible is clear about the diety of Christ. Jesus is the son of God and in fact God manifest in flesh, He is a man and yet fully God. He is the Holy Spirit. I know that in some people's mind this is a trinity, three in one. But it's not, it's three manifestations of one God, three titles, three positions. Not three persons. God is not a multi-personality. He is one being. You also are one being, being body, soul, and spirit. I am a father, I am a son, I have a spirit, but I am not three distint personalities, but one. There is one name given under heaven by which we must be saved. ACTS 2:4 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. MATTHEW 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. MATTHEW 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: That name is JESUS (ACTS 2:38) "There is no evidence the Apostles of Jesus ever heard of a trinity [H. G. Wells, Outline of History, 1920 Edition, p 499]." I do not expect this one to go over well. I mean no offense to anyone, just truth. I do not wish to lose friends, or love, or liberty but It feels like fire shut up in my bones JEREMIAH 20:9, I can no longer keep my peace. JOHN 16:1-3 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Mystery Babylon: The Mother and her many daughters

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Christianity, followers of the Jewish Messiah, that claimed to be God. Jesus that died on a cross was buried and rose again on the third day this is the basis of Christianity. Jesus' final instructions were to preach the good news and to convert and baptize the world. That is not the message I heard in church. I hear a good sermon and finally at the end, the preacher, or song leader or some elder asks those that wish to accept Christ to raise their hand.

 

Why is it this act is not found anywhere in scripture? Nowhere in the Acts of the apostles does anyone ever utter those words. Instead we find clear commandments of repenting of our sins, being baptized and that we will receive the promise of salvation, the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

I was raised baptist, I never heard this before. What was repentence? Baptism? Sorry but no one told me about baptism. The Holy Spirit? What's that? I've heard that baptism is a public show of conversion that already took place in the heart. Why then were all new converts immediatly baptized? And it was rarely a public event. Some were baptized at night Acts 16:33. Or where some water that just happen to on there way Acts 8:33. It was so important that some of John the baptist's deciples were actually re-baptized Acts 19:1-6. It should also be noted that every noted time of baptism according to the book of Acts was always in the name of Jesus Christ and not repeating the phrase: In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit which seems to be how I remembered it in church every sunday.This also took me as a big surprise. All the apostles were present when Jesus said in MATTHEW 28:19 to baptize in the NAME of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost. But I also noticed he didn't say repeat these words, he said in the NAME OF. This got me to thinking I was a believer in the trinity how could this be so. The church's couldn't be wrong. So I searched and no-where in scripture is there any reference to a holy trinity. So where did this idea come from?

 

Paganism entered the Christian faith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPJZrUaAh5Y&feature=related

 

The trinity doctrine no matter how it is pedaled and packaged, it is a false doctrine and is a pagan heresy. The trinity doctrine had existed prior to Babylon the great but the trinity doctrine was adopted at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. The cult that arose in Babylon and spread its cult tentacles throughout the world was trinitarian. The first humanism trinity of record to be setup and worshiped as gods, was that of Nimrod, Simeramus, and Tammuz. Within Nimrod's Mystery Babylon eventually came the philosophy that the trinity was a unity of persons whose perfect agreement upon all things, made them one. They were one in agreement and this mutual consent merged into the idea of the one unity of essence. The trinity in unity doctrine was thus stated in the cult as the one essence or nature of the three. As it relates to Nimrod, Simeramus, and Tammuz, they were one in essence, the essence being identified as human gods.

 

From ancient time Mystery Babylon has tried to make God what he is not. The Jews would have never dreamed of their being more than one God. They were prohibited by the first Commandment of having a pluralistic concept or view. It was from within this revelation, in contradiction to the surrounding religions of Pagan trinitarians, that Israel worship the One LORD of the Old Testament, Hear O Israel, the LORD our GOD is ONE LORD.

 

 

The doctrinal position formulated at Nicaea was that if a theory does not conform to the Scriptures, then the Scriptures must be reinterpreted to conform to the theory.

Theory was then based upon spiritualizing or bending toward mysticism and philosophy for its support of the great Mystery of Babylon and say only that the trinity is a great MYSTERY that no one can understand. The world is deceived to believe the trinity should be left to mystics and philosophers to interpret, exactly as they did in ancient Mystery Babylon.

The next hammer to drop is to inhibit the human mind from examining the theory, by claiming no one can understand it, it must be accepted by faith. Could your church be a daughter of mystery Babylon.

 

COLOSSIANS 2:8-9

 

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

 

The bible is clear about the diety of Christ. Jesus is the son of God and in fact God manifest in flesh, He is a man and yet fully God. He is the Holy Spirit. I know that in some people's mind this is a trinity, three in one. But it's not, it's three manifestations of one God, three titles, three positions. Not three persons. God is not a multi-personality. He is one being. You also are one being, being body, soul, and spirit. I am a father, I am a son, I have a spirit, but I am not three distint personalities, but one. There is one name given under heaven by which we must be saved.

 

ACTS 2:4

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 

MATTHEW 1:21

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

 

MATTHEW 28:19

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

 

That name is JESUS (ACTS 2:38)

 

"There is no evidence the Apostles of Jesus ever heard of a trinity [H. G. Wells, Outline of History, 1920 Edition, p 499]."

 

I do not expect this one to go over well. I mean no offense to anyone, just truth. I do not wish to lose friends, or love, or liberty but It feels like fire shut up in my bones JEREMIAH 20:9, I can no longer keep my peace.

 

JOHN 16:1-3

 

These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.