Friday, July 7, 2017

Devils & Evil Spirits Acknowledge Jesus Christ! Why Don't People Accept Him?

In many places throughout the Bible, Jesus Christ is clearly declared to be God in the flesh and our eternal Creator.

Satan and the devils recognize Jesus Christ as the One True God that Jesus is, but most people fail to recognize or accept this eternal truth.

Here are five links to help us see God's truth about this, for our acceptance or rejection of God's Christ, Jesus, will not only be our choice to make, but by our choice we shall also determine where we will have chosen to spend our lives in eternity.

Luke 4

Luke 16

Who is Jesus, really?

What does God expect of us?

What do I choose to do with this information?

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

What Is Independence? How Can We Be Really Free?

Today is the 4th of July, 2017, Independence Day for citizens of these United States of America; our 241st celebration of breaking away from English rule, in our attempt to rule ourselves better than they were doing. In other parts of the world other people may or may not be celebrating a similar festivity. Canada, for instance, just celebrated its 150th anniversary of confederation, in their own establishment of independence from English rule. Yet, around the globe, numerous dictators terrorize their own subjects, while we gripe about the quirks of our own government or our leadership.

Worldly freedom is nice, affording us an attempt to try to do better in this life than our forebears did, when under the thumb of some other form of human government that they did not like. But, then, humans being are not really all that enthusiastic about being governed by anyone. Are we? Unless the system that we are in is immediately advantageous to us, it seems that no matter where people are, and no matter how well off we are, we always seem to find something about which to complain about our form of government, or the leaders who are in power at any given time in history. THAT is our true natural side showing its ugly head.

Our dissatisfaction with those in authority over us is rooted in our lack of surrender to God, to His Christ, and to His Word, for a sinful lack of gratitude toward God lies at the root of all our rebellion against those whom God has allowed to rise to power. That does NOT mean that those in authority have free rein to abuse the power and responsibility that has been handed to them. We must remember that God holds them accountable for all their actions, even as He holds us accountable. They may seem to get away with all sorts of vile things, but read Psalm 37 and Psalm 73, as well as Romans 1 and James 4, to begin to understand how we get ourselves into trouble with God and each other, and know that neither the victim nor the violator shall escape God's righteous judgment. In the end of all things, for righteous victims, God's judgment shall be a salve, while for those who violate others in any way, God's judgment shall be a scourge. We must first judge ourselves by God's Word, the Bible, and repent of our own sin, lest we must try to act as if we were sinless as we start throwing stones at other people.

In order to understand and live in true godly independence we must make our peace with God's Christ, even as the Bible says. Repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ are the simultaneous first real steps toward independence that we must take. If we reject God's call to repentance and faith in His Solution, we may live comfortably in this life, but we shall surely perish eternally tormented in the next. For those who surrender to God's government of their lives, though we may suffer all sorts of things in this life, yet, our sufferings end with physical death as we are translated into His presence to live forever in His blessings.

Monday, July 3, 2017

The Longest War In History

The false god of technology is NOT saving us from ourselves. Neither are we evolving, biologically, morally, socially, or spiritually, into anything better than what humanity has been since our fall into sin, when Eve and Adam chose to follow the tempter, by disobeying God in the Garden of Eden.

We are in troubling times, for sure, as we near the "last days" of which the Bible speaks. God and his Bible have forewarned us that human kindness and self-sacrificing love would grow increasingly cold as we approach the end of the era of human government.

In our present day, and historically, for many decades, we have seen rapidly increasing terrorism, substance and interpersonal abuse, murder, robbery, assault, flagrant exhibitionism of our bodies in the name of personal choice, whoredom and other immoral solicitation, self-willed verbal vomit posing as free speech, rampant self-justifying male and female homosexuality, financial manipulations that steal people's life savings, self-indulgent behaviors that trammel the natural rights of other people, road rage, interpersonal bitterness and hatred, people abandoning their families for personal pleasures, wars scattered all over the globe, and reporting media that favors "political correctness" over godly truth. We have seen sin become categorized into numerous levels of 'badness'. We have seen criminalized sins even categorized into whether they are 'hate crimes' or 'only' illegal crimes.

How stupid are we? Really!! ALL crimes are hateful against the human victims! ALL sin is hateful against God. AND, that includes crimes and sins against ourselves because we damage ourselves EVERY time that we sin. It is NOT a human right to choose to sin. But, it is definitely a human free will choice whenever we choose to sin and thereby damage this special creation that God has made us to be.

God's Bible talks about the last days, and the signs of those times, and yet, the Bible also talks about the longest running war in history that has brought us to the 'last times'. How did we get here, into this present maelstrom of sin, in spite of all the spiritualism, ecumenicism, and evolutionism that, lying, tell us that we are getting better than our ancestors?

God's Bible says that Lucifer asserted himself against God, and delusionally thought he'd become like God. For that arrogance and rebellion, Lucifer was cast down to the Earth and renamed Satan, taking 1/3 of the angels with him when they rebelled with him. Having been exposed as the troublemaker that he is, Satan went on to instigate humanity to sin against God... and Eve and Adam went along with Satan's suggestion to sin, even as we do, now! So, now, whether in quiet or open rebellion against God, there are Satan, the fallen angels (demons), and humanity, with all of us exercising our free will to sin against the one true righteous and holy God who created us all. THIS is the longest running war, the war of sin.

The ONLY real question and objective in life that will matter for all eternity is whether we shall have chosen to believe and act upon God's ONLY plan for saving us for eternity, in the manner that God says we need to act. It is NOT about how tolerant we are. It is NOT about how nice we are. It is NOT about whether we feed the poor, or go to "the right church", or belong to the "right religion", or live in poverty and suffering our whole lives, or vote for the 'right' person for an elected office, or whether we feel good or not. God sees who we really are and what we really think and do. He knows our motivations better than we do. We MUST deal with our sin that we choose to commit against Him, and we must deal with sin the way that God says. If we fail to choose and obey His way then we condemn ourselves to a conscious eternity outside the fellowship of God, and shall suffer, consciously, in eternal damnation. Remember, we are the ones who choose that lonely, dark, hot, miserable, thirsty existence in hell and then the lake of fire. We cannot blame God. We cannot blame those who tried to lead us into sin. It will have been our own choice to disregard God's warnings about eternal death, and for disregarding His invitation to eternal life.

I have said all that to bring up the increasingly popular ecumenical movement that is creeping about our world, as it tries to deceive the whole world into abiding in lies and doctrines that will undermine the spiritually ignorant and weak, and lead them all, like sheep, into the fires of hell. There are a few verses in Scripture in which God uses the phrase "whole world", and we need to study those for ourselves to see their meaning and importance, to fully understand what is God's truth and what are the lies of the world and false religions, no matter what those promulgators of lies may call themselves. Let us not forget that even at the beginning of the church the Apostles warned that there were false doctrine, false prophets, and false believers among them. That was an urgent call to compare everything that they had heard, from anyone, by the truth of the Scripture that God gave them.

Over and over, the Bible warns us that we CANNOT join lies to truth and end up with anything other than lies that seek to corrupt the truth. Trying to join unbiblical ideologies and practices to biblical Christianity yields nothing more than false religion. The Old Testament prophets warned against ecumenicism. Jesus Christ warned against ecumenicism. The Apostles warned against ecumenicism. Those who are fooled into joining with ecumenicism shall earn what they deserve, even as Revelation points out. I've listed the only places in the Bible where the phrase "whole world" is used. Sometimes God uses "whole world" in positive ways, BUT, in referring to ecumenicism, God's Revelation shows that that is NOT something He wants. As the Romans used to say, "Caveat emptor."... that is, 'Buyer beware.' When lies are joined to truth it only corrupts the truth; it does NOT improve the lies.

Job 34:13 (KJV)
13  Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?

Matthew 16:26 (KJV)
26  For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Matthew 26:13 (KJV)
13  Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

Mark 8:36 (KJV)
36  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Mark 14:9 (KJV)
9  Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

Luke 9:25 (KJV)
25  For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

Romans 1:8 (KJV)
8  First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

1 John 2:2 (KJV)
2  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 5:19 (KJV)
19  And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

Revelation 12:9 (KJV)
9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Revelation 16:14 (KJV)
14  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.