From One Believer To Another

From One Believer To Another

If this is your first time visiting this blog, “Welcome!”

As you read, I pray you’ll not see me as being angry at anyone. Firm at times with some, I’ll agree with that. I know that no matter what a person has gone through, things they’ve said or done, or still doing for that matter, there’s a 50/50 chance of my having sought forgiveness for doing the exact same thing at one time or another. I know the battle is not against flesh and blood my friend.

Throughout this blog you will find me quoting things heard on the radio. You’ll not find the names of those who said these things in the posts. I do document their names, the date, time, and radio station call sign on my copy of the original document. I do not publish these details because our mission should be to expose the false teachings not to personally attack the person.

If you should continue reading my friend, you will find the Anthanasian Creed being exposed for what it is, a false doctrine. The word of God having the final say. My trusting in He who knows hears and sees all things, the God of the [Bible].

The person that’s confessing Jesus is the Son of God, the Lord and the Savior of their life, according to the [Scriptures] mind you, has absolutely nothing to fear. Jesus died on a cross for the sin of the world, and He’s now working on their behalf.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

When Confronted with Truth, Hearsay Doesn't Stand a Chance

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,” Apostle Saul (who is also called Paul), Ephesians 1:17 (NKJV)

In the precious and beautiful name of Messiah Yeshua “Jesus,” greetings.

The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to who He also presented Himself alive after His sufferings by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.  Acts 1:1-3 (NKJV).

There’s a lot going on in Acts 1:1-3.  The writer, Luke, obviously wasn’t interested in making things up as he went along.  Giving us a [different] version of Yeshua.  Man-made.  Luke’s writings are trustworthy as is.  I can safely say the Spirit of God had everything to do with it.  I could have chosen any of the known writers of the [Bible], and the same can be said for them.  Not much is said about Luke in the [Bible], but his writings speak volumes.  Luke was nothing more, less than the messenger of, [the] message.

I’m listening to a self-confessing “Christian” on the radio.  He’s a guest on one of the daily “Christian” programs I listen to.  He’s concerned about “Christians”.  He just finished giving a number of reasons why “Christians” can’t be trusted.  Not seeking God first leaving a wrong impression.  Looking more like the world, the “church” that is, makes it difficult for people to see the difference.  These are just two of the reasons he gave.  The one thing I was actually surprised by, that only 2% of “Christians” invite others to “church,” led me to believe this man doesn’t [see] himself as part of the problem.  How this man knew only 2% invite people to “church” is what caused me to see it that way.  As harmless as it may seem, this man’s 2% of something is a part of the problem.  People [do] listen to this kind of stuff. 

Someone calling him or herself a “Christian” speaks.  Another hears it.  They then pass it on to others.  All of them, in turn, repeat it as opportunities arise.  Before you know it there’s two sides to the story.  The “source” changes as the story moves on; let alone the story itself.  Those [trusting] in the source of it, in this case the guest speaker, will choose to believe them.  Others will [see] it for what it really is, unbelievable.

Did you find it easy to believe only 2% of the so called “Christians” invite others to church?  I was waiting for this guy to give the [exact] number of “Christians” there is (in the world).  You’d think if he knew about the 2%, he’d know, individually, how many were attached to the 98%, too.  I wondered if he knew everyone calling him or herself a Christian, isn’t.  How much it influenced his decision of there being only 2% if he did.

I never knew you” in Matthew 7:21-23 is pretty clear.  Those hearing it were prophesying, casting out demons, and doing many wonders in Yeshua’s name.  According to this man, the guest speaker, they’d be called “Christians”.  Leading up to their encounter with Yeshua of course.

The most misused word is “Christianity”.  Yeshua “Jesus,” His name is good to go.  When Yeshua said “it is finished” on the cross in John 19:30, you better count it being so.  Everything Yeshua said about how others would [see] Him, they’ll come to pass.  The repercussions of those choices we’ve made, concerning the [Biblical] Yeshua, same thing, they’ll come to pass.

Do we not see a problem here? 

We have those believing there’s only one way, “Christians”.  The world sees those same people as having nothing but divisions amongst themselves.  These so called “Christians” agree with those having good reason for not trusting them, admitting to the fact of there actually being differences between them.  These same “Christians” will tell you they’re firm on the [main] thing while having those differences.  Unlike Luke in his writings having their own understanding of [it], the main thing.  These are the same ones saying there’s only one way.  Unbelievable.  

It’s not about people, or what they may think my friends.  About you, me, or anyone else for that matter.  As a firm believer [in] Messiah Yeshua it is my obligation to tell you it’s all about the kingdom of God.  How one is to get there.  The [Biblical] way.  I can safely say being [Christ like] is the key.  Not by confessing “Christianity,” but being Christ like.  That’s the only thing that matters here.  Whether people choose to believe it, or not, is between them and God.  The God of the [Bible].

Let’s deal with the [real] problem here.  Getting to [the] bottom of it so to speak.

The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to who He also presented Himself alive after His sufferings by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.  Luke, Acts 1:1-3 (NKJV).    

Those confessing “Christian,” believing “the Son is God,” take a close look at Acts 1:1-3.  Who are the words “by many infallible proofs” attached to?  Who are they speaking of?  What are they speaking of?  Are you prepared to say they’re attached to, speaking of those responsible for us having it today, the Anthanasian Creed?  As a firm believer [in] Messiah Yeshua it is my obligation to tell you being [very] careful as to how you’d answer that question would be a wise thing to do.  Luke, as he wrote that which is found in his writings, was led by the Spirit of God.

If you’re saying a man, as given to him by men, had the authority to make the Anthanasian Creed an infallible piece of work, you [will] have accomplished one thing.  That’s it!  It won’t be establishing “the Son is God” being any part of a [Biblical] truth either.  There isn’t any [Biblical] evidence of [it] being so.

By admitting to it being man having the authority to determine what is, or is not to be a [Biblical] truth, you’ll show just how fallible the Anthanasian Creed is.

Something to think about: A person is be better off repeating that which Yeshua said, leaving the increase to God.  For that same person to share what Yeshua’s teachings have done for them, personally, is a good thing.  Telling it like it is, and not a single word more, [is] the evidence of the Spirit of God being behind it all.  Being thankful, keeping his or her eyes on the kingdom of God, and praising God, that person can expect nothing less than God’s increase to every encounter they may face.

God bless.
In His Care…Jim

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