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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?

Biblical Marriage: What is it?

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 12:05 AM

MATTHEW 19:3-9

The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

 

There certainly are grounds for divorce or break up, cheating, abuse (physical or emotional) and neglect. although according to scripture it's only fornication. But I have never known anyone that was abused or neglected that wasn't also being cheated on. And certainly dating is a way of interviewing potential candidates for marriage. However people in our day and age will date for years. This is not a biblical concept. And is definatley a lack of committment, and would in my view be fornicators. I've known people that were incredible, then the minute they got married they changed from Dr. Jeckel into Mr. Hyde, or Ms Hyde. So, while your in this early stage of dating this would be your trial period. During a trial period, things such as planning for the future, talking about marriage, sex, children or your partners children should not be part of this trial period. I've dated women that had a problem with my kids. And were constantly telling me what I should be doing with them and yet their own kids were unruley. I personally don't think the children should be brought into the relationship til you know for sure. The children don't deserve for you to allow them to get attached to someone and you drop them and break there hearts too. That, I think, is cruel. The problem is we tend to cross these boundries early on in a relationship. That is why people should wait. Wait to bring kids in, wait to have sex. Sex should be in a committed relationship only. My belief is based on this. People didn't used to date, this is a modern concept. What happened was you went in and slept with the woman you were intended to be with and she was your wife. Marriage does not take effect until consummation. The marriage ceremony is a party, however according to Jewish wedding ceremony and the Ketubah, or marriage contract, which is read in the original language. The husband accepts certain marital responsibilities, such as the provision of food, shelter and clothing for his wife, and promises to care for her emotional needs as well. (wow is this one sided) This contract is so important that the marriage ceremony is not complete until it is signed by the groom and presented to the bride. This demonstrates that both husband and wife see marriage as more than just a physical and emotional union, (at least for the man) but also as a moral and legal commitment. The Ketubah is also signed by two witnesses, and considered a legally binding agreement. It is forbidden for Jewish couples to live together without this document. For Jews, the marriage covenant symbolically represents the covenant between God and his people, Israel. But again this is man way. And the Jews built so many fence laws (Mark 7:13) I believe that when a man and woman have sex they have consummated marriage and are married. Common law, or an informal marriages have long since been recognized in both religious and in society in general. Fornication is casual sex between two people that either have not interest in a relationship or see their relationship as just a fling or part time flesh party. The newer translations call it sexual immorality. Any sex that is not between a man and woman in a commited relationship would be deemed fornication. I do believe in having a marriage ceremony, I do believe in rings, in the legal status and I want that. I do believe legally it's beneficial. I do believe that a couple should But what if situation, circumstances, finances or anything else prevent a couple from being legally married but their committment is there? I believe that if a man and woman have sex they are married and if they break up and start a new relationship that invovles sex, they are committing adultry. If a man and woman however just have sex and are not in a relationship, I do believe that they have committed fornication.

 

I can honastly say that it doesn't matter what I think, what anyone else thinks religious or not, only what God thinks. "Let God be true and every man a liar!" (Romans 3:4)

 

We cannot think or guess the mind of God. Or rely on our own interpretation of the word of God.

 

II PETER 1:20-21

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

 

ROMANS 13:1-2

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

 

This verse is not speaking about marriage but about obeying the laws of the land, which can be argued apply to the act of marriage. It can also be argued here that soon homosexual marriage may sadly soon become a reality. Does that mean because we are subject to the laws of the land that this should apply? Or about taking the mark when the bible clearly teaches that those that do so will lose their soul. Jesus said in Matthew that moses, not God, gave a writing of divorce because of the hardness of our hearts. But Jesus tells us that if we marry another, unless they cheated on you, null and voids it and thus your new marriage is adulterous. Not so with man's law. Which allows divorce on just about any grounds, plain and simply said because one partner wants out of the marriage contract. It can also be argued that in our culture today Two people that live in seperate locations are even together and have a committed relationship that that relationship would be seen as marriage in the eyes of God. I believe that the same rules apply. There is cleary a difference between having casual sex with multiple parnters and having sex in a committed relationship. I am not trying to make excuses not to get married, but to show you that there are none. That if your living as a couple, having sex and in a relationship, legal or not you are married, and thus the same rules apply. You can't slide in someones bed, or heart, and be unaccountable. Yes we all make mistakes, but we need to STOP, recognize our mistake, and STOP doing it.

 

 

I very much believe that sex should not be part of any relationship until you are committed. Which is hard to say. Because today someone can say I love you one minute and then break your heart the next. And there are no binding laws even in a legal marriage, you can get married and divorced in a month. And even though you have made a covenant. Let's look at the word covenant. I had to review what marriage means. It is a contract. And any contract is to be witnessed. Such as Naomi to Boaz in Ruth 4:9-12. A witness doesn't have to be as we know it signed by two or three witness'. But rather witnessed by any two or three people that know said couple. Yes we know that they are together.

 

Salvation is made very clear in scripture marriage, except that it's between a male and a female, is not. It is best to say, and safest to say, for both you your parnter and your children that one should rely on being legally married according to the law specific to your county, state, or country, unless it goes against the word of God. Certainly Christians will marry during the tribulation, when we may lose our rights as citizens, when a marriage wouldn't be considered legal, but what truly matters is that you are married in the eyes of God.

The Gay lie

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

 I see young guys get boxed into a lie because they are not the most masculine guys around. Okay gay, or homosexuality is a topic I normally try and avoid. It seems to make people on both sides angry. I don't really care if anyone is gay. Though I am rather astonished that something that used to be so taboo is almost main stream, and knowing someone that is gay is becoming common place. More over it's being pushed in films and in our faces more than ever before. Lesbianism, at least that I've noticed even seems to be encouraged, from tv shows, to posters at Spencers, to movies and the media. Some people think homosexuals should be allowed to marry and have the same rights as heterosexual (straight) marriages. Whats up with that? This is not a good thing, I am against this, but this is not the topic of discussion. I personally don't have anything against homosexuals or bisexuals, but I totally disagree with their lifestyle, I believe it's against God, the bible and Christianity as a whole. I don't believe there are any loop holes or any other thing that makes this okay. There are images even in women's magazines that promote lesbianism, they are put in their to leave a mark in your mind, so that one day the when your frustrated with the oppasite sex the idea doesn't seem so taboo, and maybe okay. This is how Satan works, he plants little seeds and we think nothing of it. We need to stand up and say something because this is causing people to commit a dreadful sin that can ultimately cause them to lose their soul. With songs like Katy Perry's introducing the thought to pre-teens across the globe like a virus. Satan will first get your guard down thinking that it's okay for those that choose that lifestyle, God is forgiving. Yes God is forgiving, but this is spitting on the cross. Jesus died and shed his blood to save you from sin, not just the consequence of sin. Sin can still take you down.

ROMANS 6:15-16

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 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?

I don't think it's any greater sin than a than say adultry, but worse than just fornication. Why? There are Christians that believe that all sins are equal. But not all sins were called abominable, nor were all punishable by death, but adultry and homosexuality were. Some people say all sin is the same in the eyes of God. This is not true, this particular sin is is called an abomination, but so is divorce, though divorce was not punishable by death. I believe adultry is an equal if not worse sin, so if you've committed homosexual adultry, your sin is even greater. Then you get divorced on top of it, wow, it's not just one sin, they are piling up. Kind of like the chains on old Marleys' ghost in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.

Sexual sins are the only sins that the bible says are sins which we actually commit against ourselves and our own bodies.

I CORINTHIANS 6:18

Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

Fornication (casual sex) was a sin, but not punishable by death, though homosexuality was according to the law of moses. I feel I should also note, that homosexuality would also fall into fornication, adultry and the like. But unlike homosexual sex, heterosexual sex sanctified by marriage. This doens't include open marriages, threesomes or swinging. If you have sex with anyone other than or espoused, you've committed adultry, even if your spouse is okay with it. God is not.

HEBREWS 13:4

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

I CORINTHIANS 7:2

to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

JUDE 1:7Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Sodom and Gomorrha were an example of what will take place at the end. Again don't be fooled.

I know I've blogged about this before, it's is a subject that offends me, and bothers me. It seems as though people are so afraid of offending people they wonnt back up the word of God.

GALATIANS 1:10For 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.

MATTHEW 10:32-33Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

I've dated women that have dabbled in it, I cannot tell you how much that is "not" what I want in a woman, and I've had crushes on women that I found out were either lesbian or bi, and that is displeasing, and disturbing. Guys that are gay, not so much a bother to me, less competition. But I hate the subject being thrown in my face, I wont say anything till it's shoved in my face, then yes I'll say something. I must admit I don't like being around a guy that I know is bi or gay, but I have had a few lesbian friends.

The one thing I think is funny, is the stereotype of the gay man. Many people only view the femmy guy that acts stupidly girlie, with a funny lisp and is the receiver in the homosexual act to be gay. This is very irritating, and very wrong. For most sins you had to bring and offering to the priest, but for homosexuality and adultry, the punishment was death. It was not to be tolerated. This is a sin that God will not tolerate. There are many cultures that believe the only person that is gay, and not to be gross, is the the retardedly girlie gay that is the receiver in the sex act. This what the discussion was based upon. The fact is there are a whole lot of guys that can't take it but will dish it out, that do not consider themselves gay, or that they are committing a sinful or homosexual act. Lets see what the bible says about that.

The bible says this:

LEVITICUS 20:13If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Did you read that, both of them have commited an abomination, and both are sentenced to death. So even the guy, or masculine or giver in the homosexual act is guilty of homosexuality. And according to the law is to be put to death. wow. strict! Again this is a subject that God takes very seriously. So don't be fooled.

This was a sin that, under the law, was a death sentence. Adultry was also a death sentence. Sorry I'm repeating this, but this must sink in...

LEVITICUS 20:10And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Both of them again.

So let me tell you this is not something that God takes lightly. But God sent his son that whoseover believes in him should not perish. I'm sure you know that scripture it's the most famous scripture JOHN 3:16. This is where grace comes in. Through Jesus Christ, and only Jesus Christ, I might add, God gives us a second chance.

JOHN 8:1-10Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.

And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?

She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

MATTHEW 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

This is wonderful news, just as Jesus told the woman, caught in the act of adultry, which was a crime punishable by death, according to the law God gave to moses. Your sins are forgiven, go and sin no more. That is what he is offering to you and everyone else. All sins done in the flesh are forgiveable, there is only one unforgiveable sin, and this is not that.

I CORINTHIANS 6:9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

The last two mentioned are the giver and the receiver of the homosexual act. The effeminate is the sodemite, the receiver of the homosexual act. The abuser of themselves with mankind is the giver, the masculine in the homosexual act. This is the new testament and as you can plainly see both are condemned even in the period of grace. So sin nor more. Repent and turn away from this horrible sin.

Just to note, effeminate has nothing to do with how the man acts, it is refering to this persons act of homosexuality. I've been called girlie and feminine, but this has nothing to do with being gay. I am male and straight, but is rather refering to the sexual act being committed. There are some extremley masculine gay men, and some extremley feminine lesbians.

There are those that claim, there is nothing in the bible that talks about lesbianism, (female homosexuality). Look back at I CORINTHIANS 6:18 the apostle here is saying if a man commits fornications he is sinning against his own body, it doesn't take a genius to figure out here that this also applies to women, but for the pervert out there that is looking for any loopholes, any excuse, or just any reason to get away with this perversion: ROMANS 1:26-27for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly

UNSEEMLY (unbefitting, inappropriate, improper)

You will notice the scripture here tells us that even the women did change the natural use to that which is against nature. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that either.

So no matter how much Katy Perry tells us how she kissed a girl and liked it, it's improper, against nature and against God.

Here is a prophecy about the last days written to Timothy a pastor from Paul the apostle

II TIMOTHY 2:1-7This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Many argue this point but you can see clearly on the fourth line "Without natural affection." We are seeing all these prophecies fullfilled increasingly every day.

There is a warning in scripture:

II THESSALONIANS 2:11-12And 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.

again

ROMANS 1:21-27 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly,

Be careful, for we live in a time of great deception. If you have not a love for the truth, but have pleasure in unrighteousness, God could send you a strong delusion to believe a lie, maybe he already has, I hope that you can see that, and your not yet deceived by this big lie that the world is dishing out...

People are not born gay, God doesn't create anyone to be gay. But sin does have control over their lives and they are blind and cannot see the truth.

II CORINTHIANS 4:3-4But 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.

But now you've been warned! Go and sin no more. This is the key to this, yes, come to Christ, make him the Lord of your life. But stop sinning. Remember Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar, When his secretary hands him the phone and says this client wants some legal advice and he states, "Stop breaking the law," well, stop sinning.

GALATIONS 5:21as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

II TIMOTHY 4:2-4Preach 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.

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.

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.

What the Hell?!

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I am sad today. Last night someone's true colors were shown to me. I didn't want to see their true colors. I deeply care about this person, and I hoped that things would work out. But it became painfully clear that it was all a lie. What makes people pretend to be something they are not? This person always talked about Jesus, always talked about faith. But I didn't see faith in them, I didn't see God in them.at first I thought I did, but the more I got to know this person the less I saw God in them. I saw someone after their own desires, no matter the cost. They agreed with the majority. They had no root within themselves, even now I'm cannot believe them. I do think there is a love for God, yet when I talked about God they would attack everything I said, and turn everything around on me. I couldn't even bring it up in the nicest of ways, it would instantly start a fight. But I felt God's Spirit prodding me to talk about it. I am done with this person, everything is strife with them. They have anger issues that are deep rooted. I don't wish to ever talk to them again. And that makes me feel very bad, because I still care deeply for them, but I realize they are not good for me. I have been treated worse by women that have claimed to be Christian. I have never dated a woman that didn't claim to be a Christian. And yet I've been used, I've been tossed aside and lied to, betrayed in one way or another. Even now I cannot believe the overwhelming evidence of bad fruit that followed them. Each time I met these women I thought wow, and they came into my life, turned it upside down and kicked me to the curb. I feel like Eric Foreman from that 70's show. Kelso, What the Hell?! I feel like I've been under a spiritual attack for about two months. I was in what I thought was a wonderful relationship that went sour. It made my head spin. I fell for what I thought was dr. Jeckel and got MS. HYDE. I have huge doudts about dating, are all women crazy? I don't say that against women. I dearly love them, but Kelso, WHAT THE HELL!? I serioulsy have bad taste in women. Maybe this spiritual attack is because of all my blogs. I have only been really getting into them since about last Halloween, but it's like a burning in my soul. I actually pushed down my conviction about Jesus' name baptism and the godhead as to not bump heads. But latley it's like fire shut up in my bones. And though I had had doudts in the past that it even mattered. I really feel that the Holy Spirit and God's word have proven to me beyond the shadow of doudt the truth concerning this. My thoughts, how could people not see something that is clear in scripture. It's as plain on the nose on my face. Yet people cannot see it. They'll look at the scripture, even word for word, and yet they still cannot see it. I didn't understand. 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: 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. LUKE 8:5-15 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.