The Bible and Alcohol


What does the Bible have to say about drinking?

If you’re an alcoholic or know one that is does this seem familiar to you? Alcoholics are caught in a cycle and without Jesus Christ in their lives they will never get off that cycle.

The word Carnival is something I will be exploring very soon. Alcohol had a big part in the word Carnival.

Alcoholics need a friend to share this information with them. Jesus Christ can help them out of their endless cycle. Next I have a list of Bible references to alcohol and you might have to blow this up a bit because it was hard to get all this information in one slide.

Zodiac and the Bible: Part 2


Are the 12 signs of the Zodiac for Christians? Absolutely Not! The Bible continually warns against astrology and the Zodiac. Horoscopes and psychics are not for the body of Christ. Psychics Will be rare in heaven But Very well done in hell. . In 2nd Kings 23:5 the word for planets means the 12 signs of the Zodiac in Hebrew. This is what King Josiah rid the land of along with astrology. Despite the clear warning in scripture the Roman Catholic Church still worships The sun god. What Josiah rid the land of Roman Catholics relish. In Catholic Schools out fundraisers they often have a fortuneteller. What nonsense! Forsake these worthless idols Then return to the living God.

Walls Can Be Overcome


What exactly can take down a wall? A stick of Dynamite? A sledgehammer? Walls can be breached quite easily so why put enormous amounts of money into a wall? Right now walls are very much the talk of the country. At one time both parties were interested in a wall on our Southern border. At separate times of course. Why bother? It is easy to take down a wall. Look at the wall between East and West Germany and how easy it came down once the effort was made to do so. Did you know that a wall existed, a very formidable wall, that lasted through the entire Old Testament and the Gospels and ended just about the time of Stephen. It was up there in a long time and it was called a wall of partition that separated Jews and Gentiles.

Examine what the Jews had here compared to the Gentiles. The Gentiles were in a sorry state but God had a secret that he had kept within himself from the beginning of time. It was to be released to the Apostle Paul.

When the wall partition came down salvation for both Jews and Gentiles was possible through the blood of Jesus Christ that he shed on the cross for them.

He himself is our peace. I only wish more people knew that and would accept him as their lord and savior. Jesus Christ tore down this wall. Throughout his Earthly Life Time he came to his own and his own rejected him. He sent out his disciples to the Jews only as evidenced in Matthew 10:4-6 and 15:24. His ministry was to the Jews or to the circumcised according to Romans 15:8. Jesus once called a gentile woman a dog and just think what kind of publicity he would have got today off that statement? The me-too movement would have been all over Him. But through his blood shed on the cross he pulled down that middle wall of partition and pulled it down for good. For the good of mankind. He has made Jew and Gentile one in him.

Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

HELEN AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS


A very dear friend passed away last week and at times during that day would witness the blood of CHRIST that saved her.  Helen was a Coptic Catholic. She largely spoke Arabic but in her heart and smile she wore the cross of Christ. I never heard her say anything about Peter or Mary. She did believe that only Coptics are saved.

I recall a Bible study that I and three of her friends had with Helens Daughter as the interpreter. It was the most blessed study I’d ever had. It took a lot longer  but was worth every minute.

Rest In Peace Helen. You’re with your Savior now. His blood has brought you to His kingdom.

The Jewish Talmud About You


If the Jews hated Jesus, how do they feel about Christians? Despite what you read here we are still to pray and witness to Jews. And pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Now the tough part, while there is blindness in part, witness to Jews  about Jesus who came and died for them. Be persistent in your witness. 

 

 

 

LECTIO DIVINA


When I left the Roman Catholic Church I took only one redeemable thing with me and that was Lectio Divina or how to pray the scriptures.  On my third time through the Bible I made a point of it to search the scriptures daily for biblical prayers. Habakkuk 3:17-19 is perhaps my favorite in all of scripture because it demands us that whatever the circumstance we trust God. 

2nd Chronicles 20:12 is another great Lectio Divina. Three enemies are coming against a godly king yet his prayer is fantastic. O LORD, WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO, BUT OUR EYES ARE UPON YOU. How often do we have that sort of prayer Today?

God responded in a most unconventional way. He told Israel to sing praises to God as three fully equipped enemies bore down on them. STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD. Immediately two of the armies wiped out the third one and then the two remaining armies battled each other till none was left. Israel trusted God through insurmountable odds.

When you pray the Scriptures as you read each word prayerfully focus your full attention on the Lord and deliverance. Offer a seasoning of Thanksgiving for good measure. Pray that His Spirit will allow you to compare spiritual thins with spiritual. You will greatly enrich your prayer life through the scriptures.

The Cognitive Dissonance of Christadelphians


Christadelphians are a classic case of cognitive dissonance and ignorance. There is so much evidence regarding the Triune God in both Testaments yet they deny it. They regard God only. To them Jesus is a created being and the Holy Spirit is the force of God. In Acts 13:1-2 that Force speaks verbal words assigning Paul his destination. If you go to the category Belgian I have ample information about the Triune godhead that should convince anyone with an open mind and an Open Bible why the Christadelphian problem stems from ignorance. They believe they are going through the tribulation hour which means they are Kingdom people. They do not believe in the Rapture of the body of Christ. Their biggest problem is they do not know how to rightly divide the word of God. I didn’t either for a Time but I do now. What holds for them also goes for the Restored Church of God and they are very similar in their inner core beliefs. Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Unfortunately the same holds true for the opposite. Train up a child in the way he should not go and when he is old he will not depart from it. It takes more than a crowbar to pry someone away from a cult. It takes spiritual intercession and prayer. Pray for those Bound by cognitive dissonance and ignorance to come to the Glorious light of the truth of the Gospel that they might be saved.

PULLING THEM OUT OF THE FIRE


Some save with fear pulling them out of the fire. That’s similar to what firemen do for a living only they put out physical fires. Spiritual fires are different. If you were to see someone in a burning building what would you do? Would you try to rescue them? What would you do if you got right next to them and they told you to get out because they wanted to die. Most people would try to drag them out anyway .even against their approval to save their life. How much do you love a person if you know they’re on spiritual fire and you do nothing to help them? Love means involvement. Love means rescue. And love means intervention. That is what is called faith in shoe leather. Instead of saving their physical life you are intent on saving their soul. James says, he who turns a Sinner from the error of his ways will save a SOUL from death and cover a multitude of sins. Sounds like good advice to me.  That’s what I try to do with Catholics every day.

27 Roman Catholics No More


27 Roman Catholics have left the RCC since Kent has been commenting here of those that left the majority have left on what Kent has replied to my posts. A young priest said he left the church after reading about boasting about his church. He told me that the priest in charge of the parish spoke that way too and he’s been feeling that’s not the way to be.

I’ve advised everyone that left to find a Bible believing church that is non denominational to avoid jumping the fireman into the fire. A young woman who has been emailing me thanked me for my help. She had so liked the singing in mass. I showed the prophet Amos who said,

She was heartsick over the child molestation crisis and how the church had tried to cover it up. Pray to God to mightily continue to use Kent to drive away even more Catholics from their faith.

In a good Bible church they will return to the Scriptures alone without all that endless Roman Catholic Pomp with Little circumstance.

Messianic Mess


If the letter of the Law kills, why do Messianic Jews hold so tightly to the Law? The Restored Church of God tries to keep the Law yet the Bible itself tells you can’t. If you break just one of the laws then you are guilty of them all. Do you know that cults are born out of this Messianic Mess? Pray for God to right the hearts of the Messianic Jews.

Jimmy Swaggart Should NEVER Preach Again- 1


I’m sure that you’re aware that all pastors are actors as well. The I Have Sinned confession wrought with tears was not very convincing. Swaggart was only willing to take a short disciplinary break from the pulpit. He actually defined that period. How does Swaggart line up with Scripture in this regard? Does he have a good testimony to those outside the body of Christ?

No, he has a terrible example. How does he rule his family and especially his wife? Not good forcing her to have to keep up. This is an eighty two year old woman? All because of Swaggarts many liaisons with prostitutes. He should never have been permitted to preach again.  Teach and sing? Absolutely but after a lengthy period of discipline set forth by his denomination. More of that in Part Two.

Baptism and Ephesians 4:4


Catholics actually baptize babies by pouring water on their head and again without scriptural support for the package. They are ever so good at that. If I were to ask you who would you prefer to be baptized by? A priest or the Triune Godhead?I thought that the blood of Christ forgave all sins? Maybe we should pour away the Catholic answer before they have a chance to purger themselves?Oh, Ephesians 4:4 refers to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Was the thief on the cross baptized with water? Catholic theology is so messed up because parts of it are found in the Bible, parts of it through tradition, and the rest of it in the Catechism. And they aren’t alone for the Mormons add in the baptism for the dead which I’m surprised the Catholics didn’t grab first! That would have been the perfect add on to purgatory. All these modes are by human administration. Why not expect the perfect baptism by the Triune God instead? 

FORGIVENESS


I Know a Man who claims to be a Christian yet carries a massive Grudge against psychiatry. In his mind he would like to destroy them or kill them or blow up their Professional Buildings. I have often given him these two verses. If he can’t forgive the psychiatrists then God won’t forgive him his trespasses. He tries to justify his behavior by saying that he is like Jesus with the Pharisees. But I don’t recall Jesus killing any Pharisee or blowing up their synagogues. To get even with his enemy he will justify nearly everything. He wears his Grudge like a badge. He says psychiatrists have ruined his life. Even when told that God will not forgive his trespasses unless he forgives others, he even tries to justify that. He has an unrepentant heart that is as cold as ice. If he doesn’t change that unrepentant heart will follow him into hell. If Jesus could forgive his toormentors from the cross then this man can forgive the psychiatrists that supposedly ruined his life. Jesus said, father Forgive them for they know not what they do. My friend would counter that by saying, but they knew what they were doing to me. Justify, justify, and justify. I ask for prayer for this man that the Lord Jesus will heal his heart and restore unto him peace. Forgetting is forgiveness. He needs to move on with his life anew. Pray to that end please.