If This Doesn’t Convince You To Put Your Smart Phone Down, Nothing Will.

If This Doesn’t Convince You To Put Your Smart Phone Down, Nothing Will.

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This video will probably make you put your phone down for a minute. It hits the nail on the head when it comes to describing how our generation is missing out on so much in life because our current obsession with social media and mobile devices. It has changed our lives, but in some cases it may have changed it for the worse.


We’re so consumed by our phones and social networks, that sometimes we forget to live.

The Parable of the Shameful Shepherd

For all so called Ministers of God’s Sheep!~

The Parable of the Shameful Shepherd

Prov.14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

  Long, long, ago, there was a kingdom that had a great king who had conquered the entire world, known to the inhabitants of all the lands. The Lord of the kingdom called all the subjects together for a great feast. While at the feast He gave all that were there anything their hearts desired and privileges and any indulgences their hearts could desire. This He did so that He could find out who the wisest servants are in His kingdom: Those who knew how to act with maturity and not to act unwisely. At the end of the feast, He called His servants that were left standing, those who had not defiled themselves with the lusts of the flesh and made them masters over all the regions of His kingdom. Now the King put in place a set of Royal Laws and left to conquer new worlds and left His masters to rule over His lands.

Now many years had passed and the Kings masters of His world were becoming unruly and had become wicked with their new found authority. The King found favor with one man out of all these shameful rulers and put him in charge of His world. This wise master was very just and the entire kingdom loved the Kings new master very much. All the people wanted to be in the service of the new master and live in his house and serve only him.

The master was very kind and generous to those who were willing to work for him and his people loved him with all their hearts. All the people wanted to do is please the master so they would be blessed by him and all the people and the master’s kingdom increased with great abundance.

Many servants wanted to be head Shepherd over all the masters flocks because it was a highly honored position to be the master’s Royal Shepherd. One day the master came and gave orders to all his servants to take his flocks to their new pastures, but the master held back his prize flock to the most accomplished servants. All his servants wanted to tend this very prized flock for the master loved this flock more than the others of all the flocks in the whole world he loved this flock! Now the master was very wise, He gave a few sheep to one servant with his pasture that he was to take the sheep that he was in charge of and sent him on his way. He did the same with all the rest. He came to the last, the seventh servant and told him where to go and how to get there, now the directions he gave his servant were not very many or very complicated so the servant had no problem repeating the directions back to his master, he knew all he was to do. He swore an oath to his master that he would give his life for the master’s sheep and would bring every one of them safely home again: If not he would give his life for all of them or even if one was not returned to his beloved master.

Now this Shepherd went his way as instructed. He went by a field which had some sheep in it already, which had very tall green lavish grass in it. He went a little further and saw the field he was instructed to go to. When he went into the field the grass was not as high and was not as green and lush as the field with the other sheep he had passed by earlier. The Shepherd started thinking to himself about all the rewards his master would give him for his job well done. He thought to himself, now the sheep that were in the field he had passed earlier looked as good to him as the sheep he had in his care. He began to think about the possibilities of great praises he would receive from his Lord if he were to come home with more sheep than what he left with, he thought surely I would be allowed to be Royal Shepherd over all my Lord’s flocks and receive great honor from all the people in the kingdoms.

So the Shepherd gathered all his master’s sheep and returned to the pasture he had passed earlier. He even thought how much better his master’s sheep would be feed in the taller and greener grass and how fast and fat they would grow in the lush grass.

Now he had no idea what laid in store for him and the sheep under his care. When he got them all inside the pasture he started looking around and found that some of the sheep were getting stuck in the mud around the pond because the sides were too soft and steep, so he went to help them get water without drowning. His mind started racing what would happen to him if he didn’t bring every one of his master’s sheep home with him what he would do or say. Now this scared the Shepherd terribly and he began to tremble in fear at the thought of what would happen when he returned if one were missing, for he swore an Oath to his Lord.

While he was working so hard to get his flock out of the pond he thought to himself how he wished he had done exactly as his wise master had instructed him. He was desperately trying with all his strength to get one out and another would get stuck just as soon as he got the other one out. Mean while he was working to free the sheep from their watery grave, there came into the pasture a bear. Now the bear chased some of the sheep to the end of the valley and there was a very rocky ravine and some of the sheep fell down the ravine and were torn asunder and crushed on the rocks below.

The Shepherd went to the end of the valley to kill the bear so that he could prove to the master that he had not lost the sheep and show him the bear’s carcass that had killed the master’s beloved sheep. While he was down at the end of the valley, a lion and her cubs came out of one of the caves, and began to carry off some of the others. There was nothing the Shepherd could do but watch in horror as his master’s flock disappeared before his very eyes. After he killed the bear and started back he thought well maybe he gained enough sheep from the sheep that were already in the pasture that no one would notice any missing from the head count that he left with.

When he made it all the way back, he started working to free the last of the sheep that were stuck, as he came up the steep bank of the pond, he saw a pack of wolves had come into the valley and they started chasing the sheep to the end of the valley towards the ravine. There were too many of them but he was determined to try and save some of them. When the wolves carried away all they could carry he could do nothing but watch in horror.

He gathered up the remaining sheep and left this pasture and went back to the pasture his Lord told him to take them to at the first. When he finally got them into the pasture, his Lord came with all of his men. He asked the shameful Shepherd were all of his beloved flock was and as he was explaining to his master the sheep began to die in the field; one by one, the rest of the Lord’s prize and loved sheep died before all of them in their presence.

Now the Lord asked the shameful Shepherd what he had done. The Shepherd told his Lord all the tale of the matter and all that befell the flock. The master listened quietly as the Shepherd explained himself. The master when the devastated Shepherd had finished his tale had tears in his eyes over the loss of the sheep but not so much for the flock but for the Shepherd who had not done as instructed and sworn by an Oath.

The Lord began to tell the Shepherd the things the Lord had done before he had instructed him to go to this pasture. The master had already cleared the pasture that the Shepherd was to take his prize flock to; all of the master’s men had already chased all the wolves and the lion and her cubs as well as the bear away earlier. The sheep that were in the valley pasture that he had passed were diseased and had been sent there to be destroyed and the field burned because of the sickness that was in the field and the contaminated sheep.

Now the master said I would have forgiven all, and his tears welled up in his eyes and started to run down into his beard; But because you swore an oath on your own, I must carry out your own Oath, that you swore to protect my children, and you have not fulfilled your Oath and now I must turn you over to the torturers, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

This is the moral of the parable, the Shepherd is the Lord’s ministers to His people the seven churches, the pond with the steep sides that the sheep were getting stuck in represents the cares of the world and the necessities of life, and the ravine represents what happens when the Lord’s people get to far from the flock and the watchful eye of the Shepherd. The bear was the flesh of man and the Lion and her cubs represent pride of self and the wolves are the lust of the eyes and the diseased flock represents the carnal world and its filth that can kill without being seen.

 

So in the end the Shameful Shepherd had a good heart and wanted the best for his flock as well as he wanted his master’s respect but it was his vain glory that he thought he would get for increasing the Lord’s flock that got him in all the trouble, with the thought of great rewards and honor from all the kingdom for being the Lord’s best Shepherd, he lost all. When you do not follow the Lord’s commandments and instructions to the letter you will lose all. The Lord is who gives the increase if done correctly, His way!

Lord’s Way Ministries
G. L. Boyett Tuesday November 16, 2011

The End of Volume 2

  1. L. Boyett

Are you sure you are One with the LORD our God?!~

Are you sure you are One with the LORD our God?!~

Today’s message for one and for all; who call themselves by His name!~That say they are saved by Faith and Grace alone!~

Learn this well or perish walking in your own light, sayeth the Lord our God!~

See Mal.3:6 & 16-18 and those who are of the “TRUTH” Jn.17:17 in Jesus Only!~

After all He alone is LORD GOD OF ALL Ac.10:36 and if we are to have His Grace, we must also learn that Grace comes from Obedience to His every word to us, as seen in FAITH, Ro.1:5 and Ro.16:26-27, that is founded in the book of Romans to OBEDIENCE, with Repentance that has fruits worthy of repentance Ac.26:19-20, that is what Paul taught, as we search out how many times Paul told us in Timothy and Titus that faith without works is dead just as seen in James chapter 2!~

We see this all the way through with Jesus’ teachings as well, all the way to Rev.22:1-21, without obedience to God’s every word to us Deu.8:3 to Mt.4:4; Lk.4:4 seen in Jn.8:47 & 51 that is founded in Mt.5:8 and 48, we have no hope of being found saved by His Grace, Jn.1:16 in His truths Jn.1:17 & Jn.17:17, sanctified for His use, as His Holy Temple and Messengers of His Truths!~

Now then this is the truth of the thing and the heart of all that matters to Him!~

Jn.14:15 and Jn.15:20 seen in 2 Tm.3:14-17 and Col.3:17 to be found as one of these Gal.3:26-27 and Eph.5:26-27, called of God, and found to be His friends knowing all that is in His mind, 1 Cor.2:1-16, that Paul had talked about to the true Saints of God the Holy Ones of God; who are as He is 1 Jn.2:1-6, right now and today, in their everyday life, Jn.14:6!~

Rev. G. L. Boyett, written in the Last Days, 3/20/2017.

Ashes to Ashes or The Curse of Adam

Will you be one of the few? Mt.7:12-23!~

Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust

OR

The Curse of Adam

Gen.3: 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

By

Rev. Gary L. Boyett

Date: 3/2/2017

For: Lord’s Way Ministries International & Bible College

FINAL EXAM:

 Many times I have written many articles, sermons, lectures, theses or Dissertations; only to be ridiculed, shunned and set aside or even excommunicated from my own friends and family. So yes I too know what Jesus has gone through, and as Paul I too bear the marks of my Lord, Gal.6:17. My body is scarred by operations to remove various body organs, which were no longer needed. It seemed every time I went into that hospital there was someone the Lord wanted me to talk to about Him and it cost me dearly to bring that word of Truth to them.

Recently I posted on my cousin’s site a few words of our Lord’s sayings and some that His Apostles had written, for instruction on how we are to govern our own lives in word and in deed, as it says in Col.3:17. Then I was accused of using words that weren’t thought appropriate and even judgmental.

You see Paul said this in Gal.5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Now for anyone to have this kind of LOVE that our Apostle Paul was speaking of they must have been Born Again, as seen in Ac.2:1-4; 8:16-17; 10:44-48; Ac.11:1-18; or Ac.19:1-7, that even Paul went through as well in Ac.22:16 in Jesus’ own name or we are still none of His yet still; as seen in Gal.3:26-27 and Ac.4:12, for it is the only name to use in Baptism called out by Jesus Himself in Lk.24:47: And in Eph.4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

So our main goal in life is to become perfect as seen in Mt.5:48 of a pure heart, Mt.5:8 in all Righteousness Mt.5:17-20 that exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees, I might add, who knew the law, which was then the will of God, that even Jesus upheld in word and in deed. You see Jesus was without sin because He alone was and is Divine and is Sovereign God the I Am, Jn.8:24 & 58 who was before Abraham! ~

So if anyone knew the law as it was intended to be used, it was Him. He alone knew what love consisted of and that was OBEDIENCE! ~ Not to just one thing here and another thing or statement here and another one there where it suited us but He was adamant about us keeping all of His sayings; as seen in Deu.4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. Even seen in Deu.8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.

And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live!

These primary rules or commandments are carried all the way into the New Testament, as seen in Mt.4:But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. That is seen also in Lk.4:4 and Jn.8:47 & 51, for only the children of God hear His words and keep them. This is what makes a child of God His child an obedient child who hears and does all that is Commanded of them in Word and in Deed, Col.3:17. These are fundamental truths, which faith is founded on before His Grace can be initiated as seen in Jn.1:16, where it says Grace upon or for Grace. We draw closer to Him and then He draws closer to us. We have to initiate contact by Repentance, Lk.24:47 and Mt.4:17 first as seen in Ac.26:19-20, that shows or intentions, that we have changed and are walking towards God and His directions and His commandments are for us; and we now understand and are willing to be obedient, to His every single word to us. Or we have not really repented at all have we? If we continue down this train wreck of thought, we see many in this world who have gone through all the rituals and traditions and yet they have never actually fulfilled the very first commandment have they? To Repent! ~

Therefore they call themselves by His name and say they are a Christian but yet they still do not understand that to be a Christian you have to be Christ Like! To do that means to be without sin, if truly Born Again. For with His Spirit in us all things are then possible, Mt.19:26 as seen in Lk.1:37 as well! Jesus even told some to go and sin no more didn’t He? Jn.8:11 and Jn.5:14 or a worse thing will come upon you as well as them. So if it was possible for them it is for us today with Him living in us, Lk.17:20-21, as seen in 1 Cor.3:16-17; 1 Cor.6:19-20; and 2 Cor.5:17-21 Born Again of a New Creature of Righteousness. Without righteousness and holiness no man will enter into His Kingdom, Mt.5:20 seen earlier and Heb.12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: which is tied directly to the next two verses here for the complete thought: 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

Many sell their birthright by disobedience or in rebellion from the words of God or His Apostles; this too is found in the scriptures; Jn.14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. And in Jn.15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. This was spoken by Jesus to His soon to be Apostles, who were to teach us after Jesus was crucified on the cross at Calvary for our sins. We either obey them as we did Jesus or we are not a true Christian are we?

We also see Love is tied directly to Obedience to His every single word to us; as well as all those words out of the Apostles mouths as well. Why? You might ask yourself. Here is the Golden Answer all seem to forget because they were inspired of God’s Own Holy Spirit, 2 Tm.3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works!

We cannot have any good works that are perfect unless they agree with the very scriptures of God! ~ This separates the Children of God and those who are just called by His name doesn’t it? 2 Cor.6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?

15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. And even the next verse as well in chapter 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Unless we are willing to do all these things we cannot be saved can we? So it shows us not many are willing to give up everything and walk before our Lord God in His Righteousness are they? They will put family and friends before walking with our God, in Spirit and in Truth, that I might add is a requirement of His as well, seen in Jn.4:23-24. Because God is the Holy Spirit by which all Sacred Scripture is written in 2 Pt.1: 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

21 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.

This Holy Spirit is none other than God with us, Mt.1:23 our Immanuel, made flesh, 1 Tm.3: 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

This too is seen in Jn.1 and verse 18 as it is read in the Greek, Monogenes Theos, meaning One Mono Genes Beginning as in Genesis and Theos God One God the Holy One of Heaven and Earth Zech.14:9 And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one!

That my friends is seen in 1 Jn.5: 19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

If anyone heeds not to these words of mine they are vain and in idolatry as seen in 1 Sam.15: As Samuel told King Saul: 22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams!

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king!

This too is seen in Rev.22: 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book!

In Closing:

You can call yourself a Christian if you want to but know this every time you do you are blaspheming God’s own words against you, and you are bring the irreversible sin against you; the sin against the Holy Spirit who spoke all these words into existence, Mt.12: 31 Wherefore 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.

32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

You can speak against me and against Jesus and against the Apostles, but when you speak against the Sacred Scriptures used for our own admonishment by the Holy Spirit, you speak against your own self right into destruction of the eternal kind, without a chance of repentance in your own rebellion, the same rebellion that is Idolatry, 1 Jn.5:21 warned about!

See Ro.3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? Or what profit is there of circumcision?

Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written: That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)

God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?

For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

You may think you are bringing glory to God in your own sayings, but if they do not line up with God’s own words to us, it is you who will be found the liar.

All liars go where? Same with Hypocrites, where do they go? TO HELL! ~

If we speak let us all speak as an Oracle of God, 1 Pt.4:11. Or let us keep our traps shut, for our every word we speak will have to be accounted for, Mt.12:36-37. As seen in Gal.6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

For every man shall bear his own burden.

Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

So you see even Paul was all about good works, just as James was in chapter 2 as well as Jms.5: 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

This too is seen in Prov.10:12 it is a child of God’s own duty to bring back them who have gotten off the narrow way back onto the paths of Righteousness and Holiness which is Godliness that profiteth at all times, 1 Tm.4: If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe.

11 These things command and teach.

12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

This in the end is all of our jobs, even the laymen of the church of the living God, if they are to be belong to Jesus’ Assemblies!~

Written in the Last Days, 3/2/2017, take heed and Repent now before it is too late, for He stands at the door and knocks; to come in and to dwell with us and to dine with us in Spirit and in Truth, Lk.17:20-21 or we are lost still!~

What if there was no tomorrow?

What if you went through life fixing everything that was wrong with it; just to get to the end of it and figure out you left out the most important part of what you need for eternal happiness? Would you want to know how to fix it now? But more importantly would you actually stop and do it?

Well I have those answers, and no one is passing me along to help others…I should be the busiest guy on the internet, shouldn’t I? But I’m not because no one is posting my information to their friends and loved ones, they don’t even care about them….only their own little lives and how to get through their day! That is not what Christianity is all about in the first place and yet they call and are glad to tell everyone I’m a Christian proudly, not having a clue what Christianity is all about in the first place! Good luck when you come to the Almighty, and He starts asking questions you will have no clue how to answer! And you had your chance and blew it!

Mk.8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Pass this along, if you think you are a Christian and call yourself one!

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Ecc.12:7-14; Ps.2:1-12; Is.55:1-13; Mal.3:16-18

“A Correction to the Problems with Hodge’s Systematic Theology.”

This is a work that is on going. Still have the last volume on Soteriology left to do.

“A Correction to the Problems with Hodge’s Systematic Theology.”
“Μια διόρθωση στα προβλήματα με Συστηματικής Θεολογίας Hodge του.”
“Et doctrina, ad quaestiones de Systematica Hodge cum theologia.”
“Eine Korrektur zu den Problemen mit Hodges systematischer Theologie.”
“Une correction aux problèmes avec la théologie systématique de Hodge.”
“כתיקון בעיות עם תיאולוגיה שיטתית של הודג ‘.”

I wonder how many orders I could get for a corrected copy of Hodge’s Systematic Theology course all three volumes? For only $150.00, you get his three volume set and my three volumes a total of 6 volumes for $Mt.13:44-46. That is only (How Much Would You Give?) for a book, plus shipping.

Here is a short start to the book, in its first draft, we still have final editing to do with it yet still:

“A Correction to the Problems with Hodge’s Systematic Theology.”

1 Cor.14: 36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?

37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

Now let us look at the words of Charles Hodge, which is called Systematic Theology Volume 1, by Hendrickson Publishers. All rights are reserved and cannot be copied or transmitted without their consent, but we will use it to compare and find its legitimacy to the actual world of God; so with this being stated all that is in public print is public domain and is acceptable to public review and peer review, as to find its value and worth in the area of Theology, Academia, and Philosophies of the Historians of Christian Dogma.

We will leave this section clear for now and leave a few pages empty for Contents of the first volume.

15 pages for Contents of volume 1

Next we have Index for the three volumes: to page 82:

Starting at Systematic Theology page number 1 Introduction.

Chapter 1.

On Method.

Sect.1. Theology as a Science. INTRODUCTION:

Here right off the bat, Hodges makes or assumes a supposition and calls it a fact in describing science; he says Science has two factors to it, one being FACT and the other IDEAS: or, facts and mind. We see time and time again Science claim facts as being the truth only to have to change them when another better fact or truth comes along the line of scientific discovery! So fact and truth to the scientific mind is relative to his apparent presuppositions, of that time of the last known testing of the said facts. All is questionable and relative to his conceptions or misconceptions, whichever the case may be: This too can be said the same for those who interpret the Bible to their own destruction as Peter said about those who miss interpret Apostles Paul’s own writings to us as well! You see one must have the Holy Spirit that is of God Himself in us to give us the Truth of His mind, 1 Cor.2:1-16, as told to us by Apostle Paul once again. For all scripture is by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit who is God Jn.4:23-24, that was in Jesus without measure Jn.3:34! Scripture then must be Spiritually discerned and translated by the same said Holy Spirit in us; as said before in the prophets that they will be taught of God, Jer.31:31-34, Is.54:13-14, and as seen in Heb.8:8-13 and 10:16-17. This too is found in Jn.8:47 & 51 and those who have the Spirit of God in them to teach the ways of the Lord to the lost, so that they may save some, who will have an ear for what thus sayeth the Lord of Host to them who are His seed Gen.3:15, for they who are His seed will hear His words to them Jn.8:47 and do them verse 51! This is too found in Jn.14:15 and told to us in Jn.15:20 as well, for they are those who have been filled with this Holy Spirit of God in them for the gifts of the church and its edification. See Ac.2:1-4 that is collaborated in Ac.11:1-18 and ratified in Jerusalem, when the first Roman Gentile named Cornelius received the gift of the Holy Spirit for all who were with Peter heard them give glory to God in other tongues! The same as they had received in the upper room in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost, when about 3000 were baptized in Jesus’ name (Ac.2:37-41). This is the fact, of when the true Church of God bought with the very blood of God Ac.20:28; was birthed.

When we understand this for a fact we then can proceed with truth and find salvation that is required of all of us in Jn.4:23-24 or we are still in our sin if we know not that Jesus is the I Am (Jn.8:24), as seen in scripture which is the truth of God and God cannot lie, Num.23:19, 1 Sam.15:29; Tit.1:2 and Heb.6:18 as well because God changes not Mal.3:6 and Heb.13:8, so we will use the Holy Sacred Words of God and not man’s. This is the only truth that will be the same all the way through time! To this all Science must be built upon! That which is verifiable to or in the Sacred Words of God even in His Apocrypha and even in some Pseudepigrapha as well; if it agrees with the Bible that is in its inerrancy. Not that which man canonized but what God canonized by His will in keeping it alive and in use. Or He would have seen it destroyed from the public domains, for He is not the God of confusion; but we all know who is, and we are not unaware of his ways either. From some of these we get their simple theories of Evolution, such as Darwinism, which is from the adversary, which most scientific minds tends to dwell on the most.

Now back to the next line of Hodge’s statements on page 1, paragraph 1 line 2. “Science is more than Knowledge”. Not really…it is a consortium of knowledge classed and categorized and compartmentalized into fields of Science that are all in and of themselves more classes of statements; some right some wrong, that will be later corrected as time and equipment or experience allows us to advance in more knowledge, so it is only relative facts stored as knowledge of that day and time, and no more. So it is easy to see in Hodge’s time he was in a reality that was their own, that is not founded today on truth of our known facts, so theirs were only hypotheses.

Now line number 3 here in the first paragraph on page 1; says this: “Knowledge is the persuasion of what is true on adequate evidence.” This in most instances is a true statement, if one considers where the information came from as stated before or as I stated earlier in my previous writings, in the preceding paragraphs, of where these so called fact or truths come from to begin with. Are they Biblical or hypothetical? Mere suppositions or presuppositions? Or just plain assumptions unfounded? Like Pontius Pilate said to Jesus, “What is Truth?” Well Truth was standing right before him and he never even knew it, see Jn.1:17. Showing us God Himself the Only Truth was manifested and was in Jesus Reconciling the world unto Himself by Himself 2 Cor.5:19-21.This too is something only that God with us could do Mt.1:23, the begotten God Jn.1:18 in the Greek language!

Now to the next line: Hodge’s says this: “But the facts of astronomy, chemistry, or history do not constitute the science of those departments of knowledge. Nor does the mere orderly arrangement of facts amount to science.” As we have stated already Science itself is a relative term; this is what Oxford has to say about it:

sci·ence1

/ˈsīəns/

Noun

The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment:

Synonyms:        branch of knowledge, body of knowledge/information; more

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One thing for sure is this; you can never overstep one school of thought and place it in another and think you can get away with it; Philosophy must stay in philosophy and same with Theology and the only right mind is that founded on Jesus and God’s own principles to us, for us to have a right mind and a right psychology based on TRUTH that is founded on the Rock and that rock is Christ Jesus the maker of Heaven and earth Col.1:16-17. Only His truths will found all topic, systems, teachings, and higher education as well! For all subject matter whatsoever! All others will be only relative to that experience of that day and time. Until the next experiment comes along and refutes it. Only God’s Truths are Forevermore, Mt.7:18 and Mt.24:35 seen in Rev.19:10, for His word is forevermore 1 Pt.1:25 But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. This too is what I will stand on all the way through this analysis of Hodge’s own work being examined by us today. Now let us continue onto the next line: Where he goes on into other fields of higher learning.

Hodge’s says this; “History facts arranged in chronological order are annals.” Well this much I too can agree with, without hesitation. Moving on into Philosophy, he says this: “The philosophy of history supposes those facts to be understood in their causal relations.” Which is true, we have to determine if they the so called facts are legitimate, can they be backed up with physical evidences? Or are they pertaining to a localized area and to their relative facts as they perceived them to be? Again all things are subjective to relativity to those involved in acquiring the resources or evidence to how this so called History or their philosophical eyes saw this in their reality, at that time. This too is very subjective to the evidences found that many times are lacking, in which all they can then determine is that they may assume to be of a fact or quality that is presumed to be factual; philosophically, theologically, or historically. Many times, many topic and even subject matter appears to be written up as factual and it is not even supported by the data and is tainted to substantiate a hypotheses someone is trying to establish as doctrine! Such as Darwin’s theory of Evolution as well as Albert Einstein’s theory of Relativity, that some of it was correct and some of it was wrong, but it was the doctrine of that age. Seen in this link here: http://search.aol.com/aol/search?s_it=sb-top&v_t=client97_searchbox&q=Albert+Einstein+and+where+he+was+wrong

Next we see Hodge’s say this: “In every department the man of science is assumed to understand the laws by which the facts of the experience are determined; so that he may not only know the past, but can predict the future.” This can only be assumed in the best case scenario, for I have already proven that if the so called facts or evidences is contaminated or misused all the so called facts are relative to those opinions of those who established them and no one else’s. Without a defined reference point to draw back to such as seen in Ac.17:10-11, we use the word of God as our only real Truth! If it matches with this, then we can then conclude that it is in fact, that it is factual indeed. Not just because Hodge wrote it was so. He too is only assuming. To substantiate his own presuppositions, in which he plans to keep building upon as we have seen already he is in error on some major points already. Which is not really his fault for this was the teaching at his time; as they thought it to be correct. Let us not move to his descriptions of astronomy.

He writes here as well this; “The astronomer can foretell the relative position of the heavenly bodies for centuries to come.” This is theoretically true, as long as nothing touches one another or any such gravitational pulls of other bodies cause other galaxies to collide with one another, and due to the expansion of the Universe according to their evidences of their own theory of the so called “Big Bang Theory” all bets are off. Even our own Milky Way galaxy is moving and is able to collide with other galaxies in this expanding Universe of ours, even to the point that it too will end up in a ball of fire someday according to Jesus and His Apostles, as seen in 2 Pt.3:1-18 and the book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to Saint John. So again astronomers can only predict with a near certainty what the heavenly bodies will do in the near future; for they do not even know where all the rogue asteroids, comets and or other heavenly bodies with thousands of year’s cycles have to do with our own solar system. Such as those of Immanuel Velikousky’s “World’s In Chaos” by Doubleday Publishers. So again for the time Hodge wrote this Systematic Theology he was as Einstein and others as well as Karl Barth and many others of their day such as Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summa_Theologica and this link as well; http://www.ccel.org/ccel/aquinas/summa.html .

Next Hodge’s moves to chemistry and the chemist: “The chemist can tell with certainty what will be the effects of certain chemical combinations.” Yes but this too is subject to change for relative atmosphere pressures and or reality of presence where the tests are experienced too! Look at the Hadron Collider, there the scientists have no idea what they will find or do in their experiments, which will affect the whole universe for all we know, it might even change time and space continuum! Yet they continue to play with the unknown! This is not science it is Russian roulette!

Now Hodge’s tries his best to call Theology a science: “If, therefore, theology be a science, it must include something more than a mere knowledge of facts.” First let us break down what Theology means in layman’s terms. Again I will turn to Oxford Dictionary;

the·ol·o·gy1

/THēˈäləjē/

noun

the study of the nature of God and religious belief.

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Let us look at this compound word as it is formed in the Greek: Theos meaning God, Strong’s concordance number 2316:

Theos: God, a god

Original Word: θεός, οῦ, ὁ

Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine

Transliteration: Theos

Phonetic Spelling: (theh’-os)

Short Definition: God, a god

Definition: (a) God, (b) a god, generally.

HELPS Word-studies

2316 theós (of unknown origin) – properly, God, the Creator and owner of all things (Jn 1:3; Gen 1 – 3).

 

[Long before the NT was written, 2316 (theós) referred to the Supreme Being who owns and sustains all things.]

Ology:

ol·o·gy1

/ˈäləjē/

noun

a subject of study; a branch of knowledge.

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So we can see Theology is never a Science up for experimentation or development to man’s determinations; it is God’s to do with what He will and is for Him to teach and us to learn from His own mouth to our ears; this too is seen and heard in all His scriptures recorded from time to this age for our own understanding, if He will allow us to have His Holy Spirit so we too can perceive all that He has in store for us. The most important attribute we too can learn is to become a Polyglotist: Even and Etymologist, to learn what the words of God meant when He originally said them at that day and time, so we too in this day can have the same correct understanding of all God had to say to them as well as to us in this day and age because God changes not and we must know Him as He is, and will always be. Or it is we who are not in His truths at all and only in an imaginary relationship as those who worship idols, warned about in 1 Jn.5:21; who are in a state of rebellion as seen in 1 Sam.15:22-23 as well! That is seen by God as IDOLATRY, still today!

Hodge’s is laying a foundational principle here, as he states this; “If. Therefore, theology be a science (which it is not!), it must include something more than mere knowledge of facts. It must embrace an exhibition of the internal relation of those facts, one to another, and each to all: It must be able to show that if one be admitted, others cannot be denied.” This is where most theologians go astray, they have a wrong interpretation or they forget one verse somewhere else that will not align with their terminologies and interpretations somewhere else on down the road; so that when they try to build upon the foundational facts as in presuppositions and or others things that they already admitted that were wrong they do not go back to correct the foundation that is set off square already and continue to build their faulty house of lies. They never go back and make it correct according to all scriptures in harmony with one another. Only by the Holy Spirit can we be shown all scripture in the related order; our God wants us to see the scriptures in; as seen in Is.28:9-12 or you are confounded like so many others who wrote their Systematic Theology in Error! As seen in verse 13 here in Isaiah; Is.28:Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

13 But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. Only they who have His Holy Spirit can go into all His words to us and bring out all that He wanted us to know about Him in the first place to have His mind, 1 Cor.2:1-16. No theologian can do this without the Holy Spirit seen in Ac.2:1-4; 8:16-17; 10:44-48; 11:1-18; and 19:1-7, which is the Spirit of all Prophecy of Jesus Christ, Rev.19:10; Ac.2:36 and Ac.10:36 who is LORD God of all! See Rev.19:10.

Hodge’s goes onto say this; “The Bible is no more a system of theology, than nature is a system of chemistry or of mechanics. Just because the Bible doesn’t always give us the topic or classes of mental awareness of all our aspects of life in a Systematic Order doesn’t mean that the Bible is not a Theology whether Systematic or not! It’s in there, all we have to do is read it and all life’s questions and answers are in the Bible if we only look and God will show us His will by the very scriptures we are reading and taking to heart so that we too can have a fulfilled life in all its glory according to His will and His glory for us who are made in His image! Systematic or not, we can find our own salvation and we too can work it out, so that we are found perfect in God’s own eyes too Mt.5:48 or Jesus would not have ever told us to be found as God is; if it were impossible; but with God in us all thing then are possible according to His Gospel messages, Mt.19:26! See Lk.1:37 that same Spirit is to be in us as well as Jesus without measure, Jn.3:34 for Jesus is our guide in all matters of life Jn.14:6, after all He created it Col.1:16-17! This is the true Monotheism that all true Systematic Theology is to be based on! Which Hodge did not to begin with; so in all actuality we can for all practical purposes stop right here, being Hodge’s Systematic Theologies are based on creeds and symbols of a Roman Catholic Church Dogma of man’s doing, which is not of God or they would have left the scriptures alone and never made anyone sign oaths to begin with, for that too is of evil as seen in Mt.5:33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

For in the year 325 A.D. the council of Nicene created a creed that is based in philosophies of the Greek and Pagans of that time and of mythologies of the Philosophers of earlier times as so all could be united under one roof of church and state of the religious ruler Constantine. That was carried onto this day by error of men’s commandments (Dogma) and rule of law that is tainted in every extreme, for the profit of faulty lucre, of the true Saints of God! This too is the Nicolaitan effect which God hates, seen in Revelations chapter 2 & 3.

Hodge goes onto say this: “We find in nature that facts which chemist or the mechanical philosopher has to examine, and from them to ascertain the laws by which they are determined. So the Bible contains the truths which the theologian has to collect, authenticate, arrange, and exhibit in their internal relation to each other. This constitutes the difference between biblical and systematic theology.” So far I too agree! Hodge says: “The office of the former is to ascertain and to state the facts of scripture.” No! The Holy Spirit is to do that; according to God’s will not men or a theologian’s unless that theologian is baptized in Jesus’ name and Born Again of God’s doing Jn.1:12-13 and Ac.2:1-4 and Ac.2:38-40; and no man’s traditions of rituals can do either! Only the apostolic Faith and Doctrines can complete that which Jesus started and finished at Calvary!

Hodge’s goes on to write: “The office of the latter is to take those facts, determine their relation to each other and to other cognate truths, as well as to vindicate them and show their harmony and consistency, This is not an easy task, or one of slight importance.” I have to ask why? The Bible is easy enough to read and understand even a child can get the doctrines of our God, it is man who makes things difficult in classification and analogy of topical analysis! Not our God. All this does is bring one man’s ideology against another’s as to how one’s own philosophical pursuits are differed from the others; this will always bring in confrontational differences, in philosophies and or historical terms and definitions to phrases and meanings of etymological understanding; but one thing is for sure; God knows who are His and who obey His every word to us! Those will be His Elite, the few and the chosen ones of God, the true children of God the Sons of God, bringing Him all glory, in word and deed Col.3:17 in all that they will ever do or say for Him as faithful servants Mal.3:16-18, seen as well in Ecc.12:7-14 too!  End of Introduction:

Sect.2] NECESSITY FOR A SYSTEM IN THEOLGY: page 2;

Necessity for System in Theology

It may naturally be asked, why not take the truths as God has seen fit to reveal them, and thus save ourselves the trouble of showing their relation and harmony?

The answer to this question is, in the first place, that it cannot be done. Such is the constitution of the human mind that it cannot help endeavoring to systematize and reconcile the facts which it admits to be true. In no department of knowledge have men been satisfied with the possession of a mass of undigested facts. And the students of the Bible can as little be expected to be thus satisfied. There is a necessity, therefore, for the construction of systems of theology. Of this the history of the Church affords abundant proof. In all ages and among all denominations, such systems have been produced.

Rev. G. L. Boyett; to this we might add that none of the above denominations, ever since a creed or symbol was manifested, has anyone of them agree with the church dogma or even the Summa Theologica of Thomas Aquinas or any other from Augustine to Tertullian to Charles Spurgeon did any denomination agree with all the rest or there would not be division seen unto this day! So all their Systematic Theologies are based on their truths as they see them; we are not to add to the words of God Deu.4:4; Deu.12:32; Josh.1:7; Prov.30:6 and Deu.5:31-33; Deu.17:20; Deu.28:14; Prov.4:27 and Rev.22:18-19 as seen in Gal.1:8-9, which they all have done by their own creeds and symbols of their very own! To this I say return to God and His Apostles or find your own false salvation that brings you into His condemnation seen in Dan.12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Which one will you chose to be? Designing your own systematic theology or allowing God to present His word and will; His way to our own lives; which way are you going to allow God to use you and to bring His gospel to this world that lies in its wickedness? Some denominational way or God’s way as seen in Lk.21:14-15 according to the Holy Spirit who will tell you what you are to say?

Hodge’s third paragraph on page 2.

Second, A much higher kind of knowledge is thus obtained, than by the mere accumulation of isolated facts. It is one thing, for example, to know that oceans, continents, islands, mountains, and rivers exist on the face of the earth; and a much higher thing to know the causes which have determined the distribution of land and water on the surface of our globe; the configuration of the earth; the effects of that configuration on climate, on the races of plants and animals, on commerce, civilization, and the destiny of nations. It is by determining these causes that geography has been raised from a collection of facts to a highly important and elevated science. In like manner, without the knowledge of the laws of attraction and motion, astronomy would be a confused and unintelligible collection of facts. What is true of other sciences is true of theology. We cannot know what God has revealed in his Word unless we understand, at least in some good measure, the relation in which the separate truths therein contained stand to each other. It cost the Church centuries of study and controversy to solve the problem concerning the person of Christ; that is, to adjust and bring into harmonious arrangement all the facts which the Bible teaches on that subject.

Rev. G. L. B. Here Hodge says this: “Second, A much higher kind of knowledge is thus obtained, than by the mere accumulation of isolated facts.” How can the way man puts scriptures and discusses them and classes them or categorically classifies them going to be any better than how God puts them and embeds them into our own psyche? This too is a false statement only to bring you to their understanding of how they want you to perceive their thoughts and to establish their way of thinking to their educational systems! This confining you to their mentality and to their schools of higher education as if God was not enough for us to begin with! See 1 Jn.2:20 & 27, we have no need of a teacher so that Hodge and all the others are incorrect again according to God and His words to us! Not mine but His own word, Jn.12:45-50, that will judge us in the latter days!

Hodge’s next paragraph:

Third: We have no choice in this matter. If we would discharge our duty as teachers and defenders of the truth, we must endeavor to bring all the facts of revelation into systematic order and mutual relation. It is only thus that we can satisfactorily exhibit their truth, vindicate them from objections, or bring them to bear in their full force on the minds of men.

Rev. G. L. B. The only recourse we have is to let God have His way and to let Him teach the world His ways as He sees fit and if anyone is ignorant, let them be ignorant as seen in 1 Cor.14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.

39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.

40 Let all things be done decently and in order. And that is what we must do, as told to us by Jesus in Jn.15:20 and Jn.14:15 as well! God’s ways are good enough for anyone who has been regenerated in His Spirit with supernatural powers; not in wisdom of men but in the power of the Lord God Almighty! All that ever needs to be done by all men is this to obey every word out of God’s own mouth to us! And to rebuke them who try to systemize a theology to their needs instead of God’s! This too is folly of man that is seen in 1 Cor.1:1-fs that Paul says is foolishness of mankind! When they thought themselves wise they knew not God! So they came up with their own Systematic Theologies, Creeds, Symbols and Dogma!

Hodge’s next statement:

Fourth: Such is evidently the will of God. He does not teach men astronomy or chemistry, but He gives them the facts out of which those sciences are constructed. Neither does He teach us systematic theology, but He gives us in the Bible the truths which, properly understood and arranged, constitute the science of theology. As the facts of nature are all related and determined by physical laws, so the facts of the Bible are all related and determined by the nature of God and of his creatures. And as He wills that men should study his works and discover their wonderful organic relation and harmonious combination, so it is his will that we should study his Word, and learn that, like the stars, its truths are not isolated points, but systems, cycles, and epicycles, in unending harmony and grandeur. Besides all this, although the Scriptures do not contain a system of theology as a whole, we have in the Epistles of the New Testament, portions of that system wrought out to our hands. These are our authority and guide.

Rev. G. L. B. Hodge’s says this: “Such is evidently the will of God. He does not teach men astronomy or chemistry, but He gives them the facts out of which those sciences are constructed.” Wrong! God teaches us all things that we too can have the mind of Christ Jesus who is the Father, for they are one in the same Jn.10:30 as seen in Jn.14:7-18 & 26 Jn.15:1-26 to Jn.16:13 teaching us all things that pertain to God and His creation, so that we can have the very same mind as Jesus too, 1 Cor.2:1-16 to them who are Born Again of Him by His doing, Jn.1:12-13. When astrophysicists try to take their own knowledge too far all you get is mistakes and mass confusion that will have to be corrected later by someone who is of God and His Holy Spirit to see the things of God as He wants us to know them! All science produces is more atheists! Unless they are Born Again of God and study the scriptures and find themselves approved of God, as they too keep all His commands to us! Hodge also said this; “Neither does He teach us systematic theology, but He gives us in the Bible the truths which, properly understood and arranged, constitute the science of theology.” Didn’t Jesus come preaching the Gospel message? Well then He gave us His Systematic theology that he showed us in His own life Jn.14:6, that too is what we too are to do for Him in His way as He has already shown us in His Systematic way of life, for our own salvation, what more is needed? Certainly not another book of man’s Systematic theology, full of man’s errors! Certainly we don’t need another one of those, do we?

  • 2. Theological Method.

Every science has its own method, determined by its peculiar nature. This is a matter of so much importance that it has been erected into a distinct department. Modern literature abounds in works on Methodology, i.e., on the science of method. They are designed to determine the principles which should control scientific investigations. If a man adopts a false method, he is like one who takes a wrong road which will never lead him to his destination. The two great comprehensive methods are the à priori and the à posteriori. The one argues from cause to effect, the other from effect to cause. The former was for ages applied even to the investigation of nature. Men sought to determine what the facts of nature must be from the laws of mind or assumed necessary laws. Even in our own day we have had Rational Cosmogonies, which undertake to construct a theory of the universe from the nature of absolute being and its necessary modes of development. Everyone knows how much it cost to establish the method of induction on a firm basis, and to secure a general recognition of its authority. According to this method, we begin with collecting well-established facts, and from them infer the general laws which determine their occurrence. From the fact that bodies fall toward the center of the earth, has been inferred the general law of gravitation, which we are authorized to apply far beyond the limits of actual experience. This inductive method is founded upon two principles: First, That there are laws of nature (forces) which are the proximate causes of natural phenomena. Secondly, That those laws are uniform; so that we are certain that the same causes, under the same circumstances, will produce the same effects. There may be diversity of opinion as to the nature of these laws. They may be assumed to be forces inherent in matter; or, they may be regarded as uniform modes of divine operation; but in any event there must be some cause for the phenomena which we perceive around us, and that cause must be uniform and permanent. On these principles all the inductive sciences are founded; and by them the investigations of natural philosophers are guided.

Rev. G. L. B. This is fine for scientific analogy and experimentation of the physical realms but when we put Theology and the Spirit of God into the mix all things become irrelevant to Him and to us, for it is not our will be done but His will always will be done! Therefore scientology, philosophy, and psychology can walk their own distinct ways and still co-mingle with the rest but not so with scripture that has only one meaning and that is God’s meanings that need to be taught of God to mankind and not a theologian! Therefore all that is part of Systematic theology is only as correct as that which is founded on sound Exegesis! That is given to us by God Himself not man’s assumptions or first priories or a posterior. And all Rational Cosmologies are only real if God allows them to be found the same, but with God who can do anything even walk on water against all known physics all rational cosmology is thrown out the windows of Heaven as well!

Hodge again:

The same principle applies to metaphysics as to physics; to psychology as well as to natural science. Mind has its laws as well as matter, and those laws, although of a different kind, are as permanent as those of the external world.

The methods which have been applied to the study of theology are too numerous to be separately considered. They may, perhaps, be reduced to three general classes: First, The Speculative; Second, The Mystical; Third, The Inductive. These terms are, indeed, far from being precise. They are used for the want of better to designate the three general methods of theological investigation which have prevailed in the Church.

Rev. G. L. B. Whose church is he talking about here the Universal Catholic Church or a Protestant Church affiliated with Luther, Calvin, Augustine, or another one of the heretics? Who walked away from the Apostolic Teachings of Jesus Christ and His Ordained, trained, and commissioned ones? Who Saint John said left us? Is this who Hodge’s is talking about here? Methinketh so! For if they would have continued with them, there would be not creeds, symbols, or Dogma to begin with only the scriptures to rely upon. For God cannot lie to us and must remain true to His every word. I will take the scripture in the order they come in any day of the week, over a man’s systematic theology!

Hodge’s says this: “The methods which have been applied to the study of theology are too numerous to be separately considered. They may, perhaps, be reduced to three general classes: First, The Speculative; Second, The Mystical; Third, The Inductive. These terms are, indeed, far from being precise. They are used for the want of better to designate the three general methods of theological investigation which have prevailed in the Church.”

Rev. G. L. B. So we have too many systems of theology to go into here…well I thought that was what this was all about, to teach us his system and those of others, the right and the wrong of it, but no, for no man’s ways is better than another’s Systematic theology because God has His own and that is the only one we are to keep. That is from the original languages used and to recall them perfectly as He has given us who have His Holy Spirit when we need it, Lk.21:14-15 as seen in Mt.10:20; Lk.12:11-12; as seen in 2 Sam.23:The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue. This too is found in Rev.19:10 and His word is our future and our past and our present, Rev.4:8. See Mk.13:9-11 and 2 Pt.1:19-21 and 1 Pt.1:9-11 and Zech.12:10, for one day all will look upon Him they have pierced, on account of their own sins! Even the false prophets and theologians who were never really born again of God at all, who said they had the correct systematic theology until the next one that was better came along! For that is how they earned a living, rewriting others mistakes! In endless commentaries and systematic analogies, of endless fools of man’s creeds, symbols, and dogma! That has cost us countless lives and blood that would fill the earth to the bridle of a horse!

Hodge’s next speculative example:

  • 3. The Speculative Method.

Speculation assumes, in an à priori manner, certain principles, and from them undertakes to determine what is and what must be. It decides on all truth, or determines on what is true from the laws of the mind, or from axioms involved in the constitution of the thinking principle within us. To this head must be referred all those systems which are founded on any à priori philosophical assumptions. There are three general forms in which this speculative method has been applied to theology.

Rev. G. L. B. first off anyone has to set a first law or a first priori, the main cause of all live and existence of all things, must be set on the Principle that God is One, Deu.6:4; Gen.1:2-3 and Jn.4:24, that God is the creator of all that is, the main cause of all existence. The giver of life and the maker of the Universe in all its manifestations seen and unseen and known and unknown! To Him alone belongs all glory! All praise, adoration, and worship! Without the knowledge that God became flesh and bought our salvation by His blood Ac.20:28 as worshipped by Thomas in Jn.20:28 as well as God with us Mt.1:23 and no other is to be our God, all Systematic Theology must be based on these facts alone or we have the wrong foundation to build upon in the very beginning! This is true Monotheism that is of the Holy One, the true God 1 Jn.5:20 that is Jesus Christ! Truly the first Divine Spiritual man how God is all by Himself, Zech.14:9!

Deistic and Rationalistic Form. (Hodge)

  1. The first is that which rejects any other source of knowledge of divine things than what is found in nature and the constitution of the human mind. It assumes certain metaphysical and moral axioms, and from them evolves all the truths which it is willing to admit. To this class belong the Deistical and strictly Rationalistically writers of the past and present generations.

Rev, G. L. B. This deistically formed rationality of the translation of the word and scriptures of God must be performed by a divine man, that has been given a divine calling from God to lead His children into His doctrines and commandments, which are all founded on His commissioning us with His Anointing Spirit that is above all Spirits that will allow us to remain in His truths as He brings them to our recall, as we prophecy of His will and word for our future and our destinies! This has nothing to do with the world around us that was cursed by Satan’s deceiving Eve and is to this day still in its sin and wickedness 1 Jn.5:19, so all that we perceive that is without regeneration is a false reality of Satan’s deception who blinds the eyes of those who do not hear the gospel message and turn from their own wicked ways still as told in 2 Cor.4:1-6. So is all who write a theology, who have never been baptized in Jesus’ name Ac.4:12or Lk.24:47 as scripture demands of us all. How then can they have a correct theology when they have never been with God or never have had the feeling of hearing His voice in their ears? To tell them the right way in which we all are to go. Only His revealed will and mind that is found in us in Ac.11:1-18 can be given to us by Himself for the churches edification and for His glory. That is how all the sanctified are founded in His truths Jn.17:17 that is of His doing it not man’s teachings or systematic theologies! That are founded on materialism and the physic of this polluted world around us! But on Godly principles and scriptural doctrine that is the only Dogma or systematic theology, man will ever need.

Dogmatic Form. (Hodge)

  1. The second is the method adopted by those who admit a supernatural divine revelation, and concede that such a revelation is contained in the Christian Scriptures, but who reduce all the doctrines thus revealed to the forms of some philosophical system. This was done by many of the fathers who endeavored to exalt πίστις (Faith/fulness) into γνῶσις (Knowledge/knowing) i.e., the faith of the common people into philosophy for the learned. This was also to a greater or less degree the method of the schoolmen, and finds an illustration even in the “Cur Deus Homo” (BECAUSE God-Man) of Anselm, the father of scholastic theology. In later times Wolf applied the philosophy of Leibnitz to the explanation and demonstration of the doctrines of revelation. He says, “Scripture serves as an aid to natural theology. It furnishes natural theology with propositions which ought to be demonstrated; consequently the philosopher is bound not to invent but to demonstrate.”1 This method is still in vogue. Men lay down certain principles, called axioms, or first truths of reason, and from them deduce the doctrines of religion by a course of argument as rigid and remorseless as that of Euclid. This is sometimes done to the entire overthrow of the doctrines of the Bible, and of the most intimate moral convictions not only of Christians but of the mass of mankind. Conscience is not allowed to mutter in the presence of the lordly understanding. It is in the spirit of the same method that the old scholastic doctrine of realism is made the basis of the Scriptural doctrines of original sin and redemption. To this method the somewhat ambiguous term Dogmatism has been applied, because it attempts to reconcile the doctrines of Scripture with reason, and to rest their authority on rational evidence. The result of this method has always been to transmute, as far as it succeeded, faith into knowledge, and to attain this end the teachings of the Bible have been indefinitely modified. Men are expected to believe, not on the authority of God, but on that of reason.

Rev. G. L. B. therefore here lies all the problems with that realistic approach to Spirituality of God’s own Spirit bring in revelation that is of God alone, that supersedes all physical or rationalities known to mankind and his unregenerated mind of the wicked children in their fallen state! Only when they come to Jesus as He told them to do can they know His systematic theologies of His truths! That is true and Dogmatic to all men of God; not mankind who has not been born again seen in Jn.3:3-8 and Mk.16:15-20 and found in Ac.3:1-4 and 2:38-40, who have come out of the unclean generation Ac.2:40 and 2 Cor.6:14-7:1!

Transcendentalists. (Hodge)

  1. Thirdly, and preeminently, the modern Transcendentalists are addicted to the speculative method. In the wide sense of the word they are Rationalists, as they admit of no higher source of truth other Reason. But as they make reason to be something very different from what it is regarded as being by ordinary Rationalists, the two classes are practically very far apart. The Transcendentalists also differ essentially from the Dogmatists. The latter admit an external, supernatural, and authoritative revelation. They acknowledge that truths not discoverable by human reason are thereby made known. But they maintain that those doctrines when known may be shown to be true on the principles of reason. They undertake to give a demonstration independent of Scripture of the doctrines of the Trinity, the Incarnation, Redemption, as well as of the immortality of the soul and a future state of retribution. Transcendentalists admit of no authoritative revelation other than that which is found in man and in the historical development of the race. All truth is to be discovered and established by a process of thought. If it be conceded that the Bible contains truth, it is only so far as it coincides with the teachings of philosophy. The same concession is freely made concerning the writings of the heathen sages. The theology of Daub, for example, is nothing more than the philosophy of Schelling. That is, it teaches just what that philosophy teaches concerning God, man, sin, redemption, and the future state. Marheinecke and Strauss find Hegelianism in the Bible, and they therefore admit that so far the Bible teaches truth. Rosenkranz, a philosopher of the same school, says Christianity is the absolute religion, because its fundamental principle, namely, the oneness of God and man, is the fundamental principle of his philosophy. In his “Encyklopädie” (p. 3) he says: “The only religion which conforms to reason is Christianity, because it regards man as the form in which God has revealed himself. Its theology is therefore anthropology, and its anthropology is theology. The idea of (Gottmenschheit) the godhead of man, is the key of Christianity, in which as Lessing says, lies its rationality.”

These are the principal forms of the speculative method in its application to theology. These topics will present themselves for fuller consideration in a subsequent chapter.

1 Theol. Nat. Prolegg. § 22; Frankf. and Leipz. 1736, vol. i. p. 22.

Rev. G. L. B. Thus when they talk about a trinity and a godhead, which always in scripture should be translated Divinity or Deity instead of godhead, this too is their way of sneaking in a plurality of persons of different gods to their theologies which is pagan in its formation through Socrates, Plato, And Aristotle and many others as well leading all the way to Egypt to Rome and beyond into today’s mistaken theologies of Satanic assemblies who know not the true God Jesus Christ 1 Jn.5:20 who was prepared a way for by John the Baptist in the spirit of Elijah, see Is.40:3 and Mt.11:1-15 and Mt.17:1-13. Jesus is the only God there will ever be, even seen in 1 Cor.15:28 so God can be all in all! This too is seen in 2 Cor.5:17-21 to them who are New Creature in Christ Jesus, the Righteousness of God!

  • 4. The Mystical Method. (Hodge)

Few words have been used with greater latitude of meaning than mysticism. It is here to be taken in a sense antithetical to speculation. Speculation is a process of thought; mysticism is matter of feeling. The one assumes that the thinking faculty is that by which we attain the knowledge of truth. The other, distrusting reason, teaches that the feelings alone are to be relied upon, at least in the sphere of religion. Although this method has been unduly pressed, and systems of theology have been constructed under its guidance, which are either entirely independent of the Scriptures, or in which the doctrines of the Bible have been modified and perverted, it is not to be denied that great authority is due to our moral nature in matters of religion. It has ever been a great evil in the Church that men have allowed the logical understanding, or what they call their reason, to lead them to conclusions which are not only contrary to Scripture, but which do violence to our moral nature. It is conceded that nothing contrary to reason can be true. But it is no less important to remember that nothing contrary to our moral nature can be true. It is also to be admitted that conscience is much less liable to err than reason; and when they come into conflict, real or apparent, our moral nature is the stronger, and will assert its authority in spite of all we can do. It is rightfully supreme in the soul, although, with the reason and the will, it is in absolute subjection to God, who is infinite reason and infinite moral excellence.

Hodge’s said this: “It is conceded that nothing contrary to reason can be true.”

Rev. G. L. B. Well God has no limits, He alone is Sovereign and His moral will and reasoning is supreme and all who disagree with Him are wrong and found to be liars! If He wants to walk on water or raise the dead before our logical, moral, reasonable, or rational eyes, doesn’t make it false! Therefore Hodge’s reasoning is an unfounded statement of certainly, is not a truth! At least when it comes to our God, who does as He sees fit. Which agrees with Hodge’s ending to that paragraph. Seen here; “It is rightfully supreme in the soul, although, with the reason and the will, it is in absolute subjection to God, who is infinite reason and infinite moral excellence.”

Sect. 4] Mysticism as applied to Theology. (Hodge)

Mysticism, in its application to theology, has assumed two principal forms, the supernatural and the natural. According to the former, God, or the Spirit of God, holds direct communion with the soul; and by the excitement of its religious feelings gives it intuitions of truth, and enables it to attain a kind, a degree, and an extent of knowledge, unattainable in any other way. This has been the common theory of Christian mystics in ancient and modern times. If by this were meant merely that the Spirit of God, by his illuminating influence, gives believers a knowledge of the truths objectively revealed in the Scriptures, which is peculiar, certain, and saving, it would be admitted by all evangelical Christians. And it is because such Christians do hold to this inward teaching of the Spirit, that they are often called Mystics by their opponents. This, however, is not what is here meant. The mystical method, in its supernatural form, assumes that God by his immediate intercourse with the soul, reveals through the Feelings and by means, or in the way of intuitions, divine truth independently of the outward teaching of his Word; and that it is this inward light, and not the Scriptures, which we are to follow.

According to the other, or natural form of the mystical method, it is not God, but the natural religious consciousness of men, as excited and influenced by the circumstances of the individual, which becomes the source of religious knowledge. The deeper and purer the religious feelings, the clearer the insight into truth. This illumination or spiritual intuition is a matter of degree. But as all men have a religious nature, they all have more or less clearly the apprehension of religious truth. The religious consciousness of men in different ages and nations, has been historically developed under diverse influences, and hence we have diverse forms of religion, — the Pagan, the Mohammedan, and the Christian. These do not stand related as true and false, but as more or less pure. The appearance of Christ, his life, his work, his words, his death, had a wonderful effect on the minds of men. Their religious feelings were more deeply stirred, were more purified and elevated than ever before. Hence the men of his generation, who gave themselves up to his influence, had intuitions of religious truth of a far higher order than mankind had before attained. This influence continues to the present time. All Christians are its subjects. All, therefore, in proportion to the purity and elevation of their religious feelings, have intuitions of divine things, such as the Apostles and other Christians enjoyed. Perfect holiness would secure perfect knowledge.

 

Rev. G. L. B. Hodge’s writes this: “Mysticism, in its application to theology, has assumed two principal forms, the supernatural and the natural. According to the former, God, or the Spirit of God, holds direct communion with the soul;” If Hodge knew God as Jesus Christ; he would never have made a statement such as this one to begin with; as we see in scripture that God is that Holy Spirit seen in Gen.1:2 and Jn.4:24, that God is a Spirit, told to us by Jesus, who was filled with that same Spirit from birth, by His own Created self in that seed in Mary, made that DNA His very own and caused Himself to be established in physical form, that only God and now Divine Man could do! Seen in 2 Cor.5:17-21 in us as well as in Himself, 1 Tm.3:16 & 6:13-16, that scripture describes to us in a reasonable explanation! Why then is it a Mystery to Hodge’s and the other so called Theologians? Could it be they are getting ready to establish another paradigm? Or even another Dogma? Laying a frame work and a spiders web of deceit, that is all they know how to do; in order to establish their way of thinking and subjection all who will not agree with them and their Dogma to their own scrutiny. Where they constitute all rational options; not the scriptures themselves but their Systematic Theologies, which are still to this day; thought of them to be equal in reasonable and rationale moral obligations to one and to all; as equal to scripture, from where they received this their own enlightenment! How so? When they cannot even say God is the Holy Spirit and know Him as such? So that God can be all in all in Jesus Christ and in us who receive Him in Spirit and in His truths! The One True God, 1 Jn.5:20! All others worship a false god and a false doctrine and dogma of men! 1 Jn.5:21! Therefore another paragraph of Hodge’s is destroyed right off the bat! Notice if you can find one axiom, or presupposition, or a priori, or a post priori, which is false the philosophical structure of that foundation is laid to rest as in error; in which all that follows it matters not if some of it be true and some mixed in with more erroneous facts , symbolisms, or allegorical innovations, all of it to be disregarded as mere delusional thoughts and folly! If he is wrong in the rationale of the Spiritual worlds of God, how then can he be correct in the natural worlds of those Born Again of the Supernatural anatomy of God’s divine world? In His mysticisms that are still mysterious to theologians to this day? With this said, why then would we keep putting stock in all Hodge as well as others keep printing for us to read and review? Is this not a waste of time and money for printing useless information that is only good for fiction not academic theology or doctrine, let alone Dogma! We find much of the same problems with Karl Barth and others as well; useless commentaries upon useless commentaries upon useless commentaries! Ro.3:1 What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?

Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)

God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? Answer: See Jn.12:45-50! By every word out of His mouth, not man’s! Even if he is presumptuous enough to write a systematic theology, that is to be compared to Holy Scripture that is God’s Sacred Will for all mankind! Then this only shows the arrogance and folly of that ignorant man to all, for all the world to see!

The true Christian will allow God to speak to their own hearts, and to give us deep revelations to His will and mind that is not taught in the world around us that is still in its own wickedness! The true man of God will check all revelations against the scriptures to see if it is in fact the spirit of a false god or deceiver or even a demonic agency seeming to act as a light bearer, in physical form or spiritual, for some come in sheep’s clothing as ministers of light with their own systematic theologies even! They sound good but never line up with all scriptures, but only the ones they want to establish for their dogma and theologies, this too is called Eisegesis, not exegesis based on pure hermeneutics! As Hodge’s here describes for us a fine line or what he determined as Mystics, as those who do not agree with scripture but only on their internal enlightenments from spiritual beings or aberrations, some might even be demonic, or heavenly, but only one is to be adhered to; and that is they who agree with the Holy Spirit who is God’s Spiritual form from the beginning, Jn.4:24 as told to us by God’s physical form, that was filled with that Holy Spirit from birth and in fact is God with us Mt.1:23, the one true God the Holy One, Zech.14:9, spoken of in the prophesies of old! One thing is for sure; Satan will try his best to use our own conscience and reasoning to influence us to go another way, that many so called men of god say and try to do as well, being deceived from the start as well, who will agree with some of the Bible and yet not all of it…Only when we have the true Spirit of God in us can we be one with Him and have His true Understandings, that come from Him alone! His will and His way, will always match every word of this Holy Sacred Scripture

Hodge’s states this: “The religious consciousness of men in different ages and nations, has been historically developed under diverse influences, and hence we have diverse forms of religion, — the Pagan, the Mohammedan, and the Christian. These do not stand related as true and false, but as more or less pure. The appearance of Christ, his life, his work, his words, his death, had a wonderful effect on the minds of men. Their religious feelings were more deeply stirred, were more purified and elevated than ever before. Hence the men of his generation, who gave themselves up to his influence, had intuitions of religious truth of a far higher order than mankind had before attained. This influence continues to the present time. All Christians are its subjects. All, therefore, in proportion to the purity and elevation of their religious feelings, have intuitions of divine things, such as the Apostles and other Christians enjoyed. Perfect holiness would secure perfect knowledge.

Rev. G. L. B. We see in this last part of this paragraph that we find some truth in his statements; namely this; “All Christians are its subjects. All, therefore, in proportion to the purity and elevation of their religious feelings, have intuitions of divine things, such as the Apostles and other Christians enjoyed. Perfect holiness would secure perfect knowledge.”

This too is what the Holy Word of God says too that we are to be one with a Holy God, in Truth, Jn.17:17 that sanctifies us all in Jesus Christ so that we too can be Righteousness of God in Jesus, 2 Cor.5:17-21; new creatures, born again of God’s doing it, as seen in Ac.10:44-48, as Cornelius was then baptized in water in Jesus’ name, therefore putting Him on, Gal.3:26-27, so that we too can be found perfect as God is perfect Mt.5:8 & 48 seen in Eph.5:26-27 by us abiding in His every word to us Jn.6:63 & 68, that are His eternal words of salvation, that not only rest all His commandments but when kept with love that only His Spirit regenerates us that is of God and His doings, can we then do all that is called upon us in righteousness that brings Holiness and Godliness; without which no man enters into His Kingdom without! These are the few talked about by Jesus in Mt.7:13-14 & Mt.20:16 & Mt.22:14. Most others who think they are one with God are those who have still error in their systematic theologies as these shown in these scriptures here: Mt.7: 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

The presumptuous who try to prepare a way for others to follow them instead of the One true God, these are they who design Systematic Theologies for others to read and buy their books as if they are someone! God’s children will have no need of a teacher 1 Jn.2:20 & 27! They will be taught of God alone, Jer.31:31-34 as seen in Ezekiel chapter 36 & 37, as well as Heb.8:8-13 and 10:16-17 and Is.54:13, by His Holy Spirit in us bringing us to all His truths Jn.14:26; Jn.15:16 and Jn.16:1-13, not man’s Science of Systematic Theologies! As Hodge and others would have us believe. Perfectness comes from living a life in God’s words to us because we believe Him to be true and that faith gives us His grace as our own righteousness, which was founded in Abraham and his children who followed after him. Obedience to the word of God brings us His favour, His grace as seen in Jn.1:16 founded in truth, Jn.1:17 in Jesus Christ who is not only a Divine Man but God Almighty as well Is.9:6 the Father of us all Heb.12:9.

Consequences of the Mystical Method. (Hodge)

It follows from this theory, — (1.) That there are no such things as revelation and inspiration, in the established theological meaning of those terms. Revelation is the supernatural objective presentation or communication of truth to the mind, by the Spirit of God. But according to this theory there is, and can be, no such communication of truth. The religious feelings are providentially excited, and by reason of that excitement the mind perceives truth more or less clearly, or more or less imperfectly. Inspiration, in the Scriptural sense, is the supernatural guidance of the Spirit, which renders its subjects infallible in the communicating truth to others. But according to this theory, no man is infallible as a teacher. Revelation and inspiration are in different degrees common to all men. And there is no reason why they should not be as perfect in some believers now as in the days of the Apostles. (2.) The Bible has no infallible authority in matters of doctrine. The doctrinal propositions therein contained are not revelations by the Spirit. They are only the forms under which men of Jewish culture gave expression to their feelings and intuitions. Men of different culture, and under other circumstances, would have used other forms or adopted other doctrinal statements. (3.) Christianity therefore, neither consists in a system of doctrines, nor does it contain any such system. It is a life, an influence, a subjective state; or by whatever term it may be expressed or explained, it is a power within each individual Christian determining his feelings and his views of divine things. (4.) Consequently the duty of a theologian is not to interpret Scripture, but to interpret his own Christian consciousness; to ascertain and exhibit what truths concerning God are implied in his feelings toward God; what truths concerning Christ are involved in his feelings toward Christ; what the feelings teach concerning sin, redemption, eternal life, etc., etc.

This method found its most distinguished and influential advocate in Schleiermacher, whose “Glaubenslehre” is constructed on this principle. By Twesten — his successor in the chair of Theology in the University of Berlin — it is held in greater subjection to the normal authority of Scripture. By others, again, of the same school, it has been carried out to its utmost extreme. We are at present, however, concerned only with its principle, and neither with the details of its application, nor with its refutation.

Rev. G. L. B. Here is Hodge’s leading analogy: “It follows from this theory, — (1.) That there are no such things as revelation and inspiration, in the established theological meaning of those terms. Revelation is the supernatural objective presentation or communication of truth to the mind, by the Spirit of God. But according to this theory there is, and can be, no such communication of truth.”

This too is by far, what happens when you go and decide that mysticism is only how one perceived it to be…even though revelations can come to the spirit of men in some other ways than by perceived intuitions, thought to be form God or His agent/servant, whether man or angelic, for we entertain angles unawares all the time, according to the author of Hebrews, whoever that might be. So those mystics can receive revelation by other ways than intuition, but as Joel described in chapter 2:28-fs. Sometimes even an audible voice, in dreams, in visions, in reading a passage of scripture over again and He will give us a new perspective of another deeper truth laying just under the surface. Even prophecy for Apostle Paul told us that prophecy was better than tongues and diversity of tongues but to prophecy is better, for the edification of the church. 1 Cor.14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

Many today would call these Mystics would they not? But with all prophesies they are subject to the spirit of the prophets, and let all things be done in order and never confusion, which comes from Systematic Theologies of Creeds of Nicene in 325 A. D. These are they who must bring in doubt, to those who work in the Supernatural realms of God’s own Spirit in them, often labeled as false prophets, false teachers, and now Mystics as well; just like some preachers and some teachers too some preach truth and most others are only out there to fill their own bellies with filthy lucre off the labours of those working silently and quietly with their own hands, as God told them to do, while others place their theologies as the scriptures unto anathema to all those who will not agree with their dogma! So it is up to us even the mystic, the preacher, the teacher, the evangelist, and all the rest to study and show themselves approved needing no teacher among us but those who bring the true Gospel, without changing one word of it, Gal.1:8-9 or in reality it is they who anathema themselves out of the Assemblies of God and His Church based in His Truths Alone! But to the theologian, they will never begin to combine mysticism with reality unless it happens to them and then they might be able to see God in the Magnitude that some of His true Mystics/Prophets, has in power over the elements of the physical realms such as Samuel or even Moses, who were in fact relatively speaking mystical in their ways too. So we can see labeling is a dangerous field to try and present in anyone’s Systematic Theologies! Even Hodge’s!

Hodge’s says this too: “Inspiration, in the Scriptural sense, is the supernatural guidance of the Spirit, which renders its subjects infallible in the communicating truth to others. But according to this theory, no man is infallible as a teacher.” Well I have news for him, if we agree with Sacred Scripture in its truths then we too have the very mind of Christ Jesus who is the Father as well as God with us, Mt.1:23 and then we too can be found perfect as He required His servants and children to be as seen in His words to us Mt.5:48 and even in Apostles Paul’s own written words to us; in Eph.5: 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. In other words “Perfect” as He is PERFECT, and without sin because Jesus came to give us power over sin and the flesh that wars with the Holy Spirit as well as our own of the flesh. Gal.5:17 AND 1 Jn.2:16, to be as He is, NOW, in this age that we are now in, 1 Jn.3:8, with that power of Jesus in us! Therefore throwing Hodge’s Systematic Theology under his own bus! Why? Because he himself has not that power to remember all scripture as it was written, by the very one who is to bring those scriptures to our memory, that none can gainsay against, Lk.21:14-15, that He had written by His Holy men as they too were carried along in mysticism or the Holy Spirit of Truth 2 Pt.1:19-21, found in 1 Pt.1:9-11 and Rev.19:10, that is Jesus’ Owen Spirit in us, Ac.2:1-4! Two faults in one paragraph is enough let us move onto another one and see what becomes of it. After all we do not need to beat him on every point, all we need to do is find fault with one axiom or first priori.

Hodge’s in closing says this: “This method found its most distinguished and influential advocate in Schleiermacher, whose “Glaubenslehre” is constructed on this principle. By Twesten — his successor in the chair of Theology in the University of Berlin — it is held in greater subjection to the normal authority of Scripture. By others, again, of the same school, it has been carried out to its utmost extreme. We are at present, however, concerned only with its principle, and neither with the details of its application, nor with its refutation.”

Rev. G. L. B. so we see that Hodge’s most like all others only reports what he has learned from others and reports what he has been taught to say as defined in terms and definitions of others as well to their understanding of what appears to be true to them. Scholastically speaking. True Scribe and Scholar that he is; but our righteousness is to be greater than those of the scribes and the Pharisees who are teaching Systematic Theologies! Mt.5:17-20!

  • 5. The Inductive Method. (Hodge) (Another definition of another Term, defined as INDUCTION, as applied to Theology or Science: still trying to combine the same principle to theology as to science or any other related filed of classification: Which are also terms used in Philosophies of men in their learning of facts and reasoning; which of course not always works with the Supernatural accounts of God and His natural ways, Rev. G. L. B.).

It is so called because it agrees in everything essential with the inductive method as applied to the natural sciences.

First: The man of science comes to the study of nature with certain assumptions. (1.) He assumes the trustworthiness of his sense perceptions. Unless he can rely upon the well-authenticated testimony of his senses, he is deprived of all means of prosecuting his investigations. The facts of nature reveal themselves to our faculties of sense, and can be known in no other way. (2.) He must also assume the trustworthiness of his mental operations. He must take for granted that he can perceive, compare, combine, remember, and infer; and that he can safely rely upon these mental faculties in their legitimate exercise. (3.) He must also rely on the certainty of those truths which are not learned from experience, but which are given in the constitution of our nature. That every effect must have a cause; that the same cause under like circumstances, will produce like effects; that a cause is not a mere uniform antecedent, but that which contains within itself the reason why the effect occurs.

Second: The student of nature having this ground on which to stand, and these tools wherewith to work, proceeds to perceive, gather, and combine his facts. These he does not pretend to manufacture, nor presume to modify. He must take them as they are. He is only careful to be sure that they are real, and that he has them all, or, at least all that are necessary to justify any inference which he may draw from them, or any theory which he may build upon them.

Third: From facts thus ascertained and classified, he deduces the laws by which they are determined. That a heavy body falls to the ground is a familiar fact. Observation shows that it is not an isolated fact; but that all matter tends toward all other matter, that this tendency or attraction is in proportion to the quantity of matter; and its intensity decreases in proportion to the square of the distance of the attracting bodies. As all this is found to be universally and constantly the case within the field of observation, he mind is forced to conclude that there is some reason for it; in other words, that it is a law of nature which may be relied upon beyond the limits of actual observation. As this law has always operated in the past, the man of science is sure that it will operate in the future. It is in this way the vast body of modern science has been built up, and the laws which determine the motions of the heavenly bodies; the chemical changes constantly going on around us; the structure, growth, and propagation of plants and animals, have, to a greater or less extent, been ascertained and established. It is to be observed that these laws or general principles are not derived from the mind, and attributed to external objects, but derived or deduced from the objects and impressed upon the mind.

Rev. G. L. B. This is all well as said and done if the physic of reality stay the same but as we see in later years of study as defined in these relative terms but imagine this; that all our known parameters of physics and even material world changes due to magnetism and the effects of second causes, which cause all parameters to fall out of balance by Supernatural or even unseen phenomena, such as heavenly or angelic activity, all science as man has ever studied then becomes terms of useless dribble. As so it is with inductance theology, based on scientific definitions, terms and or analogies! With God there is not set philosophical terms that in changeless if He decides to do a New Thing that might come down from heaven at some time or another, as it is written in the book of Revelations; then it would be best to base all presuppositions of those facts that are to be called as that new reality as if it were now and not later. What does God want from us and what does He want us to be now, that is the important question here not inductance or method of scientific methods?! Now we move on into the reality of Hodge’s presupposed methods of science and theology, we will see how well he does here.

 

Sec. 5] A. The Inductive Method as applied to Theology.

The Bible is to the theologian what nature is to the man of science. It is his store-house of facts; and his method of ascertaining what the Bible teaches, is the same as that which the natural philosopher adopts to ascertain what nature teaches. In the first place, he comes to his task with all the assumptions above mentioned. He must assume the validity of those laws of belief which God has impressed upon our nature. In these laws are included some which have no direct application to the natural sciences. Such, for example, as the essential distinction between right and wrong; that nothing contrary to virtue can be enjoined by God; that it cannot be right to do evil that good may come; that sin deserves punishment, and other similar first truths, which God has implanted in the constitution of all moral beings, and which no objective revelation can possibly contradict. These first principles, however, are not to be arbitrarily assumed. No man has a right to lay down his own opinions, however firmly held, and call them “first truths of reason,” and make them the source or test of Christian doctrines. Nothing can rightfully be included under the category of first truths, or laws of belief, which cannot stand the tests of universality and necessity, to which many add self-evidence. But self-evidence is included in universality and necessity, in so far, that nothing which is not self-evident can be universally believed, and what is self-evident forces itself on the mind of every intelligent creature.

Rev. G. L. B. Hodge’s stated this; “In the first place, he comes to his task with all the assumptions above mentioned. He must assume the validity of those laws of belief which God has impressed upon our nature. In these laws are included some which have no direct application to the natural sciences.”

Well that is not true, for we see that sin; the act of doing that which is wrong in God’s eyes has causes that include the sciences of the physical realms, as seen in Gen.3: Where Adam sinned and listened to his wife and ate of the tree of good and evil, as he was told not to, and then God curses the earth and the ground which Adam came out of, instead of the person, who had committed the sin. So the judgment fell onto physical earth, and on man later on in a shortened life, due to the new effects of the earth on man, which will now cause him to age, instead of maintain his health and being. So all our natural and spiritual realms as far as I see are tied directly together. After all God is the God of good and evil; He created light and He created darkness as well, for all things are created by Him, Col.1:16-17 and are in fact helped by His will. Which if disobeyed will produce ramifications and all realities. As it is done in Heaven and it is done on the earth, they are combined, and will all need to be purified sooner or later. Jn.3:16 for this reason He came in the flesh to save not only mankind but the Cosmos! From utter destruction and purification. Still soon to come though, as stated in the book of Revelations and the prophets of Old Testament. A New Heaven and a New Earth will come down from the Father above the New Jerusalem. Rev.21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

And he said unto me: It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

This is not what Science even teaches or believes, so how then can theology and the teaching parameters of science be related in any sense? Theology needs to be taught by those who have the Holy Spirit and the very mind of God renewed in the Holy Spirit of all Truths! That are only founded on God and His revealed truths to those who are His and who obey Him in all aspects of their physical beings! Then they will have an Induction that is found in Ac.2:1-4; 8:16-17; and Ac.10:44-48 and Ac.9:1-fs as seen with soon to be Apostle Paul to the gentiles and to John the Baptists disciples who soon heard the truth and became full-fledged Disciples of Jesus Christ in name and in deed who had an effect on the whole world around them. All those realms that had not received these truths have been hot spots for murders and war and killings upon killings even unto this day! Evil begets evil and only causes more evil to come upon the same ground till nothing will grow or flourish and new spring flowers in the wilderness of a meadow in the high mountains, until all is just a barren desert, good for nothing but scorpions, snakes and jackals, and wild asses of men, like Ishmael and his kin. Who only know of the Quran of an epileptic maniac, who uttered everything to others because he could not read or write. This leaves us to contemplate whose inductive method of God and or of man? Only those which agree with all scripture can be from the inductiveness of God Himself! Unregenerated mankind, will always have error in them and their theologies somewhere, until that man becomes brand new in spirit and in heart and mind of God in His truths, 2 Cor.5:17-21!

Sec.5] Facts to be collected. (Hodge) page 11:

In the second place, the duty of the Christian theologian is to ascertain, collect, and combine all the facts which God has revealed concerning himself and our relation to Him. These facts are all in the Bible. This is true, because everything revealed in nature, and in the constitution of man concerning God and our relation to Him, is contained and authenticated in Scripture. It is in this sense that “the Bible, and the Bible alone, is the religion of Protestants.” It may be admitted that the truths which the theologian has to reduce to a science, or, to speak more humbly, which he has to arrange and harmonize, are revealed partly in the external works of God, partly in the constitution of our nature, and partly in the religious experience of believers; yet lest we should err in our inferences from the works of God, we have a clearer revelation of all that nature reveals, in his word; and lest we should misinterpret our own consciousness and the laws of our nature, everything that can be legitimately learned from that source will be found recognized and authenticated in the Scriptures; and lest we should attribute to the teaching of the Spirit the operations of our own natural affections, we find in the Bible the norm and standard of all genuine religious experience. The Scriptures teach not only the truth; but what are the effects of the truth on the heart and conscience; when applied with saving power by the Holy Ghost.

Hodge wrote this: “In the second place, the duty of the Christian theologian is to ascertain, collect, and combine all the facts which God has revealed concerning himself and our relation to Him. These facts are all in the Bible. This is true, because everything revealed in nature, and in the constitution of man concerning God and our relation to Him, is contained and authenticated in Scripture. It is in this sense that “the Bible, and the Bible alone, is the religion of Protestants.”

Well if true religion is based on the Protestants religions, we are in trouble, for they left the scripture and carried with them an error of the fourth century called the Nicaean Creed of 325 A. D., which is Polytheism at its best of the philosophical kind of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as many others which none of the Apostles of Jesus ever claimed to be part of the Gospel message! Which we see is carried on by the Roman Catholic Church unto this very day and the Protestants are just another offshoot of them, who are in error, of theology and the knowledge of the One True God called Jesus Christ who is God alone! So there revelations and inductance was in error from the beginning to this very day! For it doesn’t line up with all scripture, such as Deu.6:4 and Zech.14:9 or Is.9:6-7 and Is.7:14 and 8:8 and Is.40:3 either, so we cannot believe any of their Inductance theology or facts to be collected without acknowledging that they are in fact in errors of their own. If the Bible alone was the religion of the Protestants, they would have never agreed with Creeds, Symbols, or oaths to begin with, for all that comes from evil, Mt.5:33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your communication be: Yea, yea: Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil!

So we see the Protestant Religion is of men not of God alone! The same as all organized religions of men, who give us creeds, symbols, and Affirmations of Faith! Let God be true and His children Obedient to His every word and that will be enough, for His Salvation! This is the “Simplicity that is found in Christ Jesus alone!”

2 Cro.11:1 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.

For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Hodge also wrote this too in that last paragraph: “It may be admitted that the truths which the theologian has to reduce to a science, or, to speak more humbly, which he has to arrange and harmonize, are revealed partly in the external works of God, partly in the constitution of our nature, and partly in the religious experience of believers; yet lest we should err in our inferences from the works of God, we have a clearer revelation of all that nature reveals, in his word; and lest we should misinterpret our own consciousness and the laws of our nature, everything that can be legitimately learned from that source will be found recognized and authenticated in the Scriptures; and lest we should attribute to the teaching of the Spirit the operations of our own natural affections, we find in the Bible the norm and standard of all genuine religious experience.”

Rev. G. L. B. only can mankind have a natural affection that is natural in a supernatural way that is of God’s doing can mankind or any man for that matter ever experience a truly Natural Affection that is God Born in us by His doing it in baptizing us in His Holy Spirit of love, the agape love of God, that this world’s men can never experience in their natural lifetime until God enters them and makes them over brand new from the inside out, found in Ac.2:1-4, this is the Born Again experience, that all must have or they too will be left behind and their feet will never leave the ground when Jesus comes to bring His Bride Home to the Wedding Feast! For this reason science procedures is not going to get you saved or a theology whether Systematic and otherwise is going to bring Salvation either so what good is it really? Does Systemizing Scriptures bring new revelations or a power to bring self-consciousness under control or our intellectual cognizance into harmony with God’s? No, as seen in 1 Cor.1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Only the reality of God in Jesus can bring this Glory of God in man, so that man can know what God wants from Him and the power to bring it about in a weak flesh that before had no chance to operate in the realms if the Supernatural and now God in man has brought the Kingdom of God in man Lk.17:20-21 so man can be all God wants him to be! God’s Regenerated Adam, a New Creature, Born in Righteousness that is of God in Jesus, reconciling a lost world and a lost humanity back to Himself by Himself in us! This the Protestants or the Roman Catholics cannot do or their systematic theologies either! Because they have left truth behind them for their own creeds, symbols and dogma, for a world that will never be received into Heaven who lords over all mankind now! They are Nicolaitans, the very thing that Jesus hates and will never see His Kingdom when they make their kingdoms their own, for those who they ordain instead of Jesus doing it. Jesus does the calling and He does the equipping not men or their Systematic Theologies!

So we find here that all their experiences in their religious lives are based on error and of unsound reasoning inducted or otherwise! They have taken man’s systems and tried to direct them to scripture which is Spiritually discerned and without the Holy Spirit none can even come close to fathoming the depths of God’s realities and power or grace, mercy and or His love! They have errored from the narrow way, to the broad way, that many will go in there at! Mt.7:13-14, for they have not strived to enter into the right way, that our One True God has shown us to go in there at, Jn.14:6 His right way!

Finally Hodge wrote this: “The Scriptures teach not only the truth; but what are the effects of the truth on the heart and conscience; when applied with saving power by the Holy Ghost.”

We see this in Ac.2:1-4, for this is “That” which Joel talked about as Peter himself proclaimed in Ac.2:16-21, that scripture verifies God’s own actions in mankind, for the purpose of bringing man, the apple of God’s own eye, His Glory, we are, and He will not give His glory to another, to those who are called of Him and follow Him in word and in deed, Col.3:17, with a faithful heart of love, for one and for all; for that is the confirmation of all the law, Gal.5:14! This can only be done by God acting in men, through the power of His Spirit that is Holy and that is in His every word to those who have ears to hear Jn.8:47 & 15 and power to overcome this flesh and this world, Jn.16:33 seen in chapter 2 & 3 in Revelations of Jesus Christ to Saint John! If they would have known God they would have His Holy Spirit in themselves! They would even know God when they see Jesus, Jn.12:45-50 in His every word to us, that is Holy Spirit inspired, in us without measure to those who have His repentance Ac.11:1-18! Hodge’s and the others did not; even though they did systematically structure their own theologies! In error I might add!

The Theologian to be guided by the same rules as the Man of Science. (Hodge’s Systematic Theology and his relative analysis of theology being a science still!)

In the third place, the theologian must be guided by the same rules in the collection of facts, as govern the man of science.

  1. This collection must be made with diligence and care. It is not an easy work. There is in every department of investigation great liability to error. Almost all false theories in science and false doctrines in theology are due in a great degree to mistakes as to matters of fact. A distinguished naturalist said he repeated an experiment a thousand times before he felt authorized to announce the result to the scientific world as an established fact.
  2. This collection of facts must not only be carefully conducted, but also comprehensive, and if possible, exhaustive. An imperfect induction of facts led men for ages to believe that the sun moved round the earth, and that the earth was an extended plain. In theology a partial induction of particulars has led to like serious errors. It is a fact that the Scriptures attribute omniscience to Christ. From this it was inferred that He could not have had a finite intelligence, but that the Logos was clothed in Him with a human body with its animal life. But it is also a Scriptural fact that ignorance and intellectual progress, as well as omniscience, are ascribed to our Lord. Both facts, therefore, must be included in our doctrine of his person. We must admit that He had a human, as well as a divine intelligence. It is a fact that everything that can be predicated of a sinless man, is in the Bible, predicated of Christ; and it is also a fact that everything that is predicated of God is predicated of our Lord; hence it has been inferred that there were two Christs, —two persons, — the one human, the other divine, and that they dwelt together very much as the Spirit dwells in the believer; or, as evil spirits dwelt in demoniacs. But this theory overlooked the numerous facts which prove the individual personality of Christ. It was the same person who said, “I thirst;” who said, “Before Abraham was I am.” The Scriptures teach that Christ’s death was designed to reveal the love of God, and to secure the reformation of men. Hence Socinus denied that his death was an expiation for sin, or satisfaction of justice. The latter fact, however, is as clearly revealed as the former; and therefore both must be taken into account in our statement of the doctrine concerning the design of Christ’s death.

 

 

God will have the last word!

God will have the last word! Or will it be a Question?

God will have the last Word!

Habebit verbum ultimum!

Ο Θεός θα έχει την τελευταία λέξη!

!אלוהים יהיה המילה האחרונה

Aut quaerimus?

(Or will it be a Question?)

Ή θα είναι μια ερώτηση?

 

Let us lead off with prayer as always; Lord let us come to where you need us to be in righteousness and holiness according to thy word to us from your Holy Spirit which will lead us and guide us into all truths; just as you have declared to those who follow you with a pure heart; those Lord who think not of their own lives Lord but in serving you and your gospel Lord, will be those you call home; we who have been faithful working in your fields of harvest, just as you instructed us to do Lord! We thank you for your word which is your grace to us and how you have enlightened us in revelation to know how it is we must be, in order for us to find ourselves approved of by you Lord; not by this world standards Lord but according to thy will as a Father instructs His children, you have given us what we need to know to keep us out of all harm and the snares of this world and Satan its master! We give you all thanksgiving, honor, and praise Lord; as we enter into your word today Lord, let it come into our hearts and take hold of our consciousness and sprinkle its goodness on us so we can keep your word close to us, in and always on our minds so we never lose the depth of understanding and the knowledge that it takes to know that if we put not your word to work for us and our brethren that are lost in this world; we have lost sight of what your word is really all about Lord and that is to reach the lost and dying world with your words of salvation and Love! We thank you Lord for all the gifts of the Spirit that you have bestowed on your church Lord so we can be a light on top of that hill which all the world can see in these last days, now I ask you Lord let us receive what you have for us great God so we draw off your eternal power so we never lose our preserving flavor which flows directly from under your throne, out of your throne room and directly to your children as they meditate on your word day and night and let it flow out of our bellies as your living waters: Anoint us with thy own self Lord as we go out into the highways and byways searching, trying our best to get thy house full and over flowing as you give the increase Lord! Jesus this is my prayer Lord that we will be found as good and faithful servants working in your fields of harvest when you return, and be that ready servant that will open up the door immediately at your return, no matter what time it is when you return, day or night, just so we can hear our master’s words; “Well done My good and faithful servant, you have been faithful with a few things, now I will make you lord over many; Come and sit and I will prepare a feast for you and serve you myself; that where I am you may be also!” Let us come to you now and hear what you have for us today Lord! In Jesus name we pray, Amen and Amen!

What thus sayeth the Lord?

מה כה אמר ה ‘?

Τι είπε Ούτω λέγει ο Κύριος?

Quid hæc dicit Dominus?

Many times our Lord Jesus talked to us in the Bible, using straight forward statements such as this one I will talk about in just a minute: When Jesus began His ministry just after being led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit for forty days and forty nights, He was tempted (Which should be translated to be proved or to be tested by the tempter or tester!) by Satan (Which is called the Tempter or Tester or One who proves, here in verse 3. While James says Jm.1:13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.): So the devil as used in verse 5 which means (diabolos: slanderous, accusing falsely), tested Jesus in His state of frailty of being flesh, bone, and blood: Jesus used scriptures (Which were His words to begin with, 1 Pt.1:11 & 2 Pt.1:21 is the same person just in different forms, refer to Ro.8:9; 1 Tm.3:16 & 1 Jn.5:20!), to ward off Satan’s attach of His human character and living soul, which was still housing God’s Deity that only belongs to God the Holy Spirit which is His power and Glory, Is.42:8 & 48:11: Where He says I will not give my Glory to another; Jesus showed everyone just exactly who He was in Mt.4:7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Jesus hid His glory from the people most of the time so that all scripture could be fulfilled and all the glory would then be transferred to the Holy Spirit from whence it came. But beings Jesus is Lord He was not really tempted at all because He knew all things were His now and forever; Jesus knew at twelve years of age who He was as we see in Lk.2:49And he said unto them: How is it that ye sought me: Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? Jesus was saying this to His natural mother and His adopted father, which adopted Him because the Holy Spirit adopted Joseph’s father King David and his son King Solomon, to be His perpetual Son forever to sit on the throne of Israel 2 Sam.7:14 several centuries before in Jerusalem so that He could not only be their King of kings but LORD of Lords: Both Lord and the Christ, Ac.2:36!  This is the reason Jesus answered the tester, the false accuser of the brethren, the adversary, and the father of all lies; with what we all are to take to heart; which was the answer to the first test in verse four: 4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Jesus told everyone He is the bread of Life that cometh down from heaven but we must be sustained by the word of God, that proceeded out of Jesus’ mouth! Jn.6:63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life! Jn.6:31-35). And this is “What thus sayeth the Lord our God!” Eternal Salvation is by the word of God, Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me (Your God Jesus! 1 Tm.3:16). 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. 41I receive not honour from men. 42But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. That our God the Holy Spirit became flesh and blood for us and died for us and you still will not walk in the light of His words! This world is doing exactly what He said they would do; 44How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only? 43I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not (Which means Yashuah or Joshua which means; Yahweh, LORD is Salvation): if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. Today’s world and man’s theologies, philosophies, psychologies, metaphysics, dogmas, religious rituals of vain traditions and worldly pagan festival’s designed for the merchants to sell and to drive the world to materialism and capitalism, which is lust of the flesh, the pride of life, and the lust of the eyes, 1 Jn.2:15-17 and we who are of Jesus Christ know that this whole world lies in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness! And all humanity run along as if everything is just fine and dandy as they run straight for Hell! Just because they listened to some preacher tell them they are saved by faith and grace alone! Let me do as my master does by asking a question: How is it we say we are Christian’s and keep not His words of Truth by which salvation comes? Let us hope it is from ignorance to what His scriptures say; for many think because if they know not much; it will protect them from the wrath to come. I guess they are referring to: Lk.12:47And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Well guess what, if you are going through trials and tribulations, maybe, just maybe, our Lord is trying to get your attention and get you back on the straight and narrow before it is too late for you and He just gets tired of trying to reach a degenerate heart and gives you over to your own strong delusions, which are contrary to His living Word! Hag.1:7Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways!

The very next verse here in Luke says this: Lk.12:49I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? This was a verse of Judgment to come as Peter warns in 2 Pt.3:7But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word, are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. And 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of The Day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? But I tell you Jesus wanted to send the fire of Judgment on the Sanhedrin which consisted of the Pharisees and Sadducees! Jesus wanted to send that convicting fire of the Holy Ghost Baptism spoken of by John the Baptist in Mt.3:11I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Every Evangelist wants a revival even Jesus; who is the greatest evangelist the world has ever seen, God in the flesh with us, Mt.1:23!!! Lk.3:16John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17Whose fan is in his (Jesus’) hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. And Peter knew this as well, as we saw earlier in his scriptures the Holy Spirit laid on Peter’s heart to minister to us! Peter instructed us to be found in a certain condition of being; 9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness (Meaning word and deed!), 12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God 13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. 17Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

This is the pure heart tested in the fire of this world who has repented from their sins and have turned around and put their lives in a new direction, Ac.2:40; 2 Cor.6:17-18, and have done as our Master, our King, our Eternal Father has told us to do; Jn.14:15If ye love me, keep my commandments. He told His disciples to follow Him; and that is exactly what we are to do too! Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Jesus was our perfect example we are to follow or we will not come to the Father! What manner of person ought we to be? Without Holiness, and Righteousness no man will see the Kingdom of God! This is why we need to have a Holy Conversion and be found with Godliness or we have missed the mark by our ignorance not knowing what the word of God has told us as Peter said of those who could not understand Paul’s testimonies to their own destruction! You see the Apostle Paul knew Jesus had told the Apostles those who hear their words and keep their words are these, Jn.8:47He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. These are the same who find every reason in the world not to follow after scripture (This is called being contentious! Do a Bible study on that word!)  and try to justify themselves by saying that they do not want to be found as being a legalist, but the Apostle Paul told us we must have works worthy of repentance, Ac.26:20But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. You see all scripture is our Law; 2 Tm.3:13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 14But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. You see if we keep unto His (Jesus’) words of truth and do as instructed by Jesus; we will follow Him in all truth and in all scripture as required by Jesus Himself in Jn.15:20Remember the word that I said unto you: The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. Exactly as Paul was talking about just prior to 2 Tm.3:16-17 if we abide in the truth of scripture we will find ourselves being persecuted today as well, as we look back to Paul’s writings in the same place we were earlier, 2 Tm.3:1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away!

(They preach a good song and dance and speak the gospel word for truth but they walk in the world still and are friends with it, Jms.4:4 as they continue to love this world and their lives all the more, such a one as this, cannot be a disciple of Jesus Christ, Lk.14:26-27! Because they are not bearing a cross and putting their flesh under subjection, Ro.8:1-14 by the renewing of their minds, Ro.12:1-2; or we are not being lead by the Holy Spirit but are in the flesh still so we only deceive ourselves by our own actions, Mt.7:15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity! This is exactly what the Apostle Paul told the Ephesus Church, Ac.20:16-38, namely this, 28Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. 32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. We must be sanctified to God and His word of His Grace; The word of God is His grace to us when we abide in it! Then He can show us His favour! This is the same thing Jesus was telling the disciples in Jn.15:1-27 that we must abide in Him and His word or we are with those that are still without and have not committed their own self to Jesus only and are headed for Hell! You cannot drink from two cups; the cup of the world called mammon, which will end in the cup of wrath, Mt.6:24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

You can have the right mental attitude but without putting the flesh under subjection to our minds Will and the Holy Spirit’s Will, we are not in the truth as a true worshipper in truth and in spirit, Jn.4:24! And they that worship him *must* *worship him* (Jesus!) *in spirit* and *in truth*! Of What? The Gospel of Jesus Christ that starts at Gen.1:1 and ends at Rv.22:21, Jn.5:39Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. We must come to Him and His word in order to have Him and be His servant which is a child of God! This is what the Lord’s brother the Apostle James was talking about when he said we need to have faith with works which shows our understanding of God’s Will for us in our lives as we obey His divine words, Jm.2:1-26For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also! Jms.1:25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. 27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.)

Back to 2 Tm.3:

6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was. 10But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, 11Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra (Can we say the same about our lives we are leading for our Great God?); what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (Are we suffering persecution for our Lord? Then the Lord has a word for you! Hag.1:7Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways!)

13But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. These are those who walk after the Lord in their own fashion as if Jesus wasn’t serious about obedience to this Holy Bible which is His Will for us yesterday, today, and forever (Heb.13:8) because God changes not, Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; The Only way to keep from the wrath to come is to be found approved of God in keeping His every word in perfection, this is what Peter and Paul were talking about as well as Jesus, Mt.5:48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect: 2 Pt.3:14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

You ask well; how are we to do that? By studying this word and find yourself approved of God fulfilling all His scriptures; Peter told you: 18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Which is impossible with man who has not been born again of water and spirit as Jesus told us to do in Jn.3:3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (Refer to Jn.1:12-13). 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways!

There is no repentance were a person does nothing different from before they asked the Lord of all Glory to forgive their sins and then go away and walk the same as they did before, that is not repenting! Jesus started His ministry after the testing by our adversary of this world and owner and ruler of this world, for it will be his home forever, in the lake of fire; and we are to have dominion over him, Gen.4:7If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him!

Jesus said in Mt.4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Because the Kingdom of God was with man as we see these verses here, Mt.12:28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Which explains whose finger was casting out all these demons and spirit possessed children of God in Lk.11:20But if I *with the finger of God* cast out devils, *no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you*. For this reason Jesus had to go back from wince He came, Jn.3:13And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven: As Jesus explained yet again in another verse in the same book just a little further along, 16:27For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: *again, I leave the world, and go to the Father*. Jn.8:23And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins. Jesus is the I Am look a little further in the same chapter, 58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I Am. Moses was told by God that His name is ’eh·yeh (I Am) ’ă·šer (Who, What, or That) ’eh·yeh (I Am) in other words I Am What I Am or I Will be what I will be He is everything we will ever need Him to be in a God for us and Him alone, Deu.6:4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: Mk.12:29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord! Zech.14:9And the LORD (God our Jesus!) shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. Eph.4:5One Lord, one faith, one baptism!

Jn.8:59Then took they up stones to cast at him (Jesus): but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by. The Priest knew exactly who Jesus was saying He was: He was saying to them I Am the I Am! Just as Isaiah prophesied, Is.7:14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name *Immanuel (Meaning God with Us! Mt.1:23!)*; look to another verse in Is.9:6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (All these titles are just one person our LORD OF Lords and KING of Kings: “Jesus the CHRIST!”: “The HOLY ONE”!)

Which Isaiah prophesied that one would go before Him and prepare the way of our Lord and God; Is.40:3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Is this not our description of John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus? Jesus the Christ which is both LORD and the CHRIST as we see in Acts.2:36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. This same God has made Jesus LORD of ALL, Mt.28:18; Ac.10:36The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (He is Lord of all!). This same God who said He would not share His glory with another in Is.42:8I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. As well as seen in Is.48:11For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? And I will not give my glory unto another. As the Apostle Paul exclaimed in 1 Cor.6:8Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. Paul knew who Jesus was because he was trained by Him in the deserts of Arabia and returned again and went to Damascus; Gal.1:15-17 and Paul preached if we preach any other gospel than what is in this Holy Bible we will be accursed, Gal.1:8-9 twice cursed and three times cursed counting John’s curse given to him by Jesus Himself in Rv.22:18-19 which is exactly what was told to Moses in his desert wonderings to tell the children of Israel, Deu.5:32-33; 17:20; 28:14; Josh.1:7 and finally in Pro.4:

20My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

24Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

25Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

26Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

27Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

This is the same thing the Lord told Joshua in Deuteronomy as well as in Josh.1:7Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

8This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

(By the things we see in this world of evil and shame, Dan.12:1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.) We are in that age of trouble and we are not to be distracted by the ways of this world but we are to be held to a higher calling from our Lord God and we are called to be the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ, 1 Cor.5:21! If we are not we will be a shame to our great God Jesus Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, a bride who is spotless and without wrinkle, totally blameless! Who meditate on His word day and night as we have been instructed to do, these laws of Holiness and Righteousness change not just as our God changes not! I have shown you this in Mal.3:6For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. And you are not consumed yet because God is longsuffering and calling all to repentance so none should be lost; but no one knows how to repent properly according to His word; not man’s idea of repentance but Jesus’; He is the way the truth and the life that we must live to have a life shown to be of repentance according to His sovereign Words of Life: Jn.6:63It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. When we fulfill His words of life we have shown ourselves repented and are in His Will for us as in these scriptures for us to live by: Mal.3:16Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

17And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

18Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. In the Millennium to come as told to John the revelator in Rv.2:25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the morning star: 29He that hath an ear; let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

So you see God’s Will for us and His word from the Old Testament to the New are perpetual meaning they transcend time and are of His heart and mind and will never change no matter what this God hating world does! It does not matter how low this world falls into condemnation, we are to be a shining light of the word of God in a dying world; We are to be the living words of God as God lives in us for the whole world to see (2 Cor.6:16for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17Wherefore come out from among them(of the world), and be ye separate (A Holy Nation of Children of God!), saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty)! If we do not understand what was written it is to our own shame, Dan.12:2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

This means because you know not the word of God and His Statutes, Laws, Commandments, Sayings, Precepts, and Lines upon Lines as Is.28 has stated you will not be allowed to become rulers with Him in His millennium to come because you have not prepared yourself according to His Way and His Word which is His Will for you and all His children, Mt.12:46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

You have become one of these instead: Is.28:13But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. Just like St. Peter said because you wrest with the scriptures to your own detriment, shame and condemnation! And the answer is because you really never read all the scriptures and saw how they are all harmonious to His glory and His wisdom and not the wisdom of this world that is about to pass away at any time! How are we to learn His words of truth and get them imbedded in our minds and always upon our hearts, with man this is impossible but with God in us all things then become possible; it takes a supernatural act of redemption so that we can be taught by God Himself as Isaiah was talking about just a few verses earlier in this passage; Is.28:9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. 12To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. With a stammering lip and another tongue will He speak to this people, this is the one who had all scriptures written, it was the Spirit of God as we see in 1 Pt.1:11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Which is the Holy Spirit, 2 Pt.1:21For 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: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 19We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 18And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. You see it takes the Holy Spirit to lead you to all truths as our Lord Jesus said He would; Jn.14:16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; 17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Jesus is that Spirit leading us to all truths in His scriptures in just the right order to understand what He wants us to do as Isaiah said: 9Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts: (Mature in Doctrine of the Apostles and the Lord God in Jesus Christ!) 10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: 11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. Jesus told us He would not leave us comfortless and He will come to us and He will be in us, the Spirit of truth that the world cannot have unless they have been born-again His way, Eph.4:5One Lord, one faith, one baptism: It’s not man’s ritual of baptism that reveals God in Jesus Christ it is His Baptism, Jn.1:12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. The same Baptism Jesus was talking about here: Jn.3:3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

So only those who have been truly born-again of the water and of the spirit (Holy Spirit) are these who have been born as the Apostles baptized their converts who had truly repented and came up out of the water speaking in tongues as the Holy Spirit gave the utterances; For only Jesus’ ordained Apostles (Jn.15:16) had the keys to heaven and could bind on earth and in heaven with their words given to them by the Holy Spirit operating in their lives; as we see in the Book of Acts! They had the true baptism formula for baptizing the way Jesus wanted them to, as seen in Ac.2:38-40; 8:16; 10:44-48; which Peter brought to the council in Jerusalem showing how God had poured out upon the gentiles the Holy Spirit the same way that they had received it! By speaking in tongues and prophesying the same as they did when the whole world of Judea asked what meaneth this as Peter exclaimed that this is what Joel prophesied about in Joel.2:28 which is happening now today as well as back then as Peter said it would in Ac.2:39 for this is for us and our children’s children; to all of us who are afar off, we are still in the same age of Grace as when these apostles and the church of Jesus Christ was birthed on the day of Pentecost! As we see the Apostle Paul who was taught by God our Lord Jesus out in the deserts of Arabia and Damascus received the same revelation as shown when he met up with the disciples of John the Baptist in Ephesus, He asked them in: Ac.19:1And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said: Unto John’s baptism. 4Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus: 6And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 7And all the men were about twelve.

So how is it that with so much evidence in the written word of God, has the world not received what our Lord has told them to do? I will show you yet again why: The world and her churches are as these that were prophesied in Isaiah as we look to Is.4:1And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. These are the seven churches of God through the seven ages that are talked about in Revelation chapter 2 and 3, they were all of the Lord’s churches but He has something against them, they had all fallen into worldly doctrine and had left their first call or first love, they had forgotten to keep in repentance and then came back into the world and sought after our Lord their way as these women in Is. 4, they wanted to feed their own selves the way they wanted to eat or receive the word, and they wanted to dress their self the way they wanted just as those who want their religion and the dress of this world, they wanted only the man’s name to take away their shame which is their eternal condemnation which the Lord will never Marry and allow to become His Bride! This is what is the matter with this world’s churches of anything goes: Just come to Jesus the way you are and all will be all right as long as you just believe! Jesus said *If* you Love Me; Keep My Commandments! This means prove it! How are we going to prove it? We must be about Him and His business when He comes for His church, Lk.2:49And he said unto them: How is it that ye sought me: Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? This is exactly what Jesus told His disciples: Jn.4:35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. 36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours. Mk.8:35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Mk.16:15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Unless we receive this message of His, with a child like heart just for Him and His love for us; and unless we have received it and let it come in and do a work in our lives; then we will be saved when we follow Him as He told us to do: Or we have heard and have head knowledge and walk away just as before without doing anything about it, we are as those who are without understanding talked about in scripture: Is.55:7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Pr.15:15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: Just as those seven women in Is.4:1; Pr.21:2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. 3To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. (Meaning why are you continually repenting for the same sins you keep doing when supposively you have repented? Could it be that you have not the power of the Holy Spirit in control of your life and you have not given yourself over to Him yet; this is the covetness and contentiousness; that the King Saul found himself in and lost his kingdom because of disobedience, 1 Sam.15:22And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.). This is the same as receiving Jesus into your life and returning back into the world you should have come out of; your last state will be worst then the first one! All because you failed to receive the Lord as a child; Mt.18:1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Those seven ladies talked about in Is.4:1 is not the way to heaven and unless we humble ourselves in full accordance to His living words of truth and allow them to be in us and we following Him only; or we have fallen short and are still being deceived by the ruler of this world, who continually says did the Lord really say that? Surely you will not die but you will be as gods and know all things, good and evil, so how is it we cannot discern yet still, to keep away from this world and its evil ways and doctrines of the foolish worldly wise; 1 Jn.5:19And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. We are to be in the world but not of it, Ac.2:40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 2 Cor.6:17Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Just as Jesus said in John chapter 17 we are to be as one with Him as He is one with His Father the Holy Spirit, Jn.10:30I and my Father are one. If we were as one with our Father the Lord Jesus; the world would still want to pick up stones and throw at us today as they did in Jesus’ day! Jm.4:4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. But if we humble ourselves to Him and His word we will then be in a position for Him to draw closer to us; 6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7Submit yourselves therefore to God: Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 1 Jn.4:4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

You see I have shown how we must surrender all of our heart, minds, souls, spirits, and strengths over to Him for His use and go forth and seek a lost world who seeks their own destruction and they follow the leaders of this world instead of the one and only true leader we should be following and that is Jesus Christ and His Apostles’ who had the keys to heaven, and they used them and have shown us how we are to proceed to come to the Father our Lord Jesus Christ; Jn.12:45And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. Jesus is the express image of God in man, 1 Tm.3:16And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. When we have seen Jesus we have seen the Father, Jn.14:7-9! Now that we know for a fact that Jesus is God in the flesh we had better figure out how we can serve Him according to His will or we will find ourselves as the unforgiveable in this age or the age to come; Mt.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.32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. All because we didn’t do as instructed, in the verse right before these; 30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. All because we worshipped Him our way instead of His way; is it because we are ashamed of Him and His word? So then, it will be ok with you if He is ashamed of you then, when He comes in the glory of His Father! Mk.8:38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. I would not want to be you in that day! You sow what you reap, are we sowing for the Lord or reaping for the Lord or ourselves to our own shame? Dan.12:2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Mt.25:31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. 30And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. All because you didn’t do anything with what our Lord had given you to use for His glory! You are the servant hiding his Lord’s talent and not using it so that it can accomplish what it was sent forth to do, we must use His calling He put on us for His kingdom to come or we are exactly as that servant that will be cut asunder and cast out into outer darkness where there will be gnashing of teeth! When we keep His word and doeth them we are liken unto a wise man who built his house on a foundation which was dug deep into the word of God clear down to the rock which is Christ Jesus, in which He said on this rock I will build my church and it was the rock of truth of this gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified for our forgiveness and unless we are baptized His way we have not received the Blood of Atonement to our souls for the forgiveness of our sins! It must be done His way because all things that are Holy and Sacred are tied directly to His name! Jn.14:14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. When we keep His Commandments, If we love Him, Jn.14:15! If we do then He will keep His part of the covenant agreement when we are buried in His likeness; Col.2:6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8Beware 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. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

The New Testament Covenant; Ro.6:1What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid: How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Is it because you have not been buried in His name that you cannot live an overcoming life as required in Revelation chapter 2 and 3! Because you have not been planted in His likeness, buried in the water of remission of sin, when something goes into remission it stops what it was doing before! Jesus said to go and sin no more (Jn.8:11) in order to be made whole, Jn.5:14; go and sin no more unless a worse thing come upon you! For man’s doctrine tells us that Jesus took all sin out of the world and once saved your always saved! Jesus never said that: he said go and sin no more, meaning there is still the possibility of losing your salvation through disobedience to His word, this is the unforgiveable sin of disobedience to what He has said to do! Jn.8:10When 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? 11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her: Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. As well as St. Peter in 2 Pt.2:20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. Just as Jesus talked about he that had received the Lord and had his house meaning his soul all clean up and garnished and the evil spirits that were thrown out came back upon the man, with seven more worst than the first one; and his last state was worse than the first and that man ends up being eight times more wicked than he was at the first! Mt.12:43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. Unless we stay in the word of God as our direction for us, in this world that is lost and dying in its sin; we will find ourselves entangled in its webs of lies and deceit just as in these scriptures given for our admonition! Unless we use all of God’s scriptures (2 Tm.3:16-17) we are not in His will yet, as we see in Mt.12:46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Only those who strive to enter in at the straight gate on the narrow path of life, that is according to His word will enter into His Kingdom as Jesus said, Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. He is our gate we must travel through by going His way in His truths (words) and by walking the way He walked just as the Apostle Paul instructed us, 1 Cor.12:31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. Which he did in the very next chapter; 1 Cor.13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (Love), I am nothing: 3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity (LOVE), it profiteth me nothing. We can do everything just the way Jesus said to do it and all the Apostles and still find ourselves left outside of the Kingdom of God! All because we did have not the right attitude; the attitude of Love for Him and Him only, which is obedience to His every word (because we love Him and for no other reason!)! Many just go through life with the attitude to do just what hast to be done to get into heaven; here’s a clue for ya; they aint going in! There heart is not right just like Simon the sorcerer who tried to buy the Holy Spirit with money! Without the proper heart and attitude you’re not going into the Kingdom of God because you have not received His heart at the sacred rebirth experience where you get a heart like His which is Love for your fellow sinner that must be saved just like you! That is your cross to bear, just as Ezekiel was to tell whoever God instructed him to tell of his faults and to repent or if he didn’t do as the Lord said that man’s blood would be on him!

The watchman!

Ezek.3:16And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19Yet if thou warn the wicked; and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul. Are we not all watchmen who have been given this word of truth? To bring this gospel message of the Kingdom of God, to all nations and then the end of time will come and is even at the door? Mt.24:14 Yes it is so! So it is our job! Or you have fallen back into sin and complacency of this world by its distractions! We must adhere to all scripture as these below and then I’ll be finishing up!

Being Planted (Buried in Baptism), in the New Testament Covenant  

Ro.6:5For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8Now if we be dead with Christ (Ac.2:38-40; through 19:1-7 to 2 Tm.3:16-17: Brings us to all scripture is by the inspiration of God, so that we may be perfect, etc!), we believe that we shall also live with him: 9Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof: 13Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. 14For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. 15What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16Know 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? 17But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 18Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 19I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. 20For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 21What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. 22But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. So if you live as you did before your baptism you have not had a true conversion and have not truly been born-again of the watery grave in His name in the only name by which salvation comes, Ac.4:9If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; 10Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

12Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Closing with questions being answered with questions

  1. Matthew 9:14-15 (NIV) 14 Then John’s disciples came and asked him, “How is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”  15 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them?
  2. Matthew 15:1-3 (NIV) Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!”  3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition?
  3. Matthew 15:32-34 (NIV) 33 His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”  34 “How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.
  4. Matthew 17:24-26 (NIV) 24 After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” 25 “Yes, he does,” he replied.  When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “What do you think, Simon?” he asked. “From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own sons or from others?”
  5. Matthew 21:16 (NIV) 16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.  “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?”
  6. Matthew 26:6-10 (NIV)  6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.  8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”  10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman?”
  7. Mark 2:1-11 (NIV) 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”  6 Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, 7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”  8 Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? 9 Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins….” He said to the paralytic, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
  8. Mark 4:10, 13 (NIV) 10 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables…13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable?
  9. Mark 4:38, 40 (NIV) 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
  10. Mark 7:17-18 (NIV) 17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked.
  11. Mark 10:2-3 (NIV) 2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”  3 “What did Moses command you?” he replied.
  12. Mark 12:14-17 (NIV) 14 They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? 15 Should we pay or shouldn’t we?”  But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. “Why are you trying to trap me?” he asked. “Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?” “Caesar’s,” they replied.  17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.
  13. Mark 12:18, 20-24 (NIV) 18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question… 20 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children. 21 The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third. 22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too. 23 At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?”  24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?
  14. Luke 2:48-49 (NIV) 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”  49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”

  These are just a few, for there are many more to draw from as well! But Jesus made a statement which was in the form of a question on the cross at Calvary He said: Ps.22:  1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Which Jesus spoke on the very cross of Calvary for one reason and one reason only; it was and still is prophetic in its nature! Jesus knew exactly who He was and why He was on the cross and the cup He was made to drink; for all humanity is required to drink from the dregs of the sin of wrath to come, for all have sinned and come short of God’s glory, and are required to pay for their sins with their lives, for the punishment of sin is death to the sinner, it is a commandment of God, which is still in effect!

He has made us quite aware of the price to be paid for our sin; and He has shown us how we can have power over sin and death and the grave! But it is up to us to use what He has given to us so that we can decide for ourselves which is called free will, to either accept His offer and walk in His ordinances or walk as they, which walk in the world of wickedness! Just as the seven women who wanted their own food and clothing but wanted a name of the man to take away their shame (their sin and condemnation)!

Jesus has shown us in His words of life how we must be saved by His Ordained Apostles who had the keys to heaven! You notice they had keys to heaven, the word keys is plural for a reason, it takes all scripture to be righteous and it takes separation from this world and keep only unto Jesus Christ in order to be Holy as in consecrated for His use because we are supposed to be His Holy Temple that He will use to walk in this world, in us!

Many in that last day will be outside just as the unwise virgins who let their Holy Oil run out which is symbolic of their Holy Spirit Baptism, you see it hast to be renewed daily, Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. If we are not in the will of God we are in our will which is the same as saying we don’t need those things that the Lord has for us; we will do as we think is right and that is the sin that is never forgiven in this age or the next! Mt.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. 32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost (Who inspired all the scriptures to be written by God’s (Jn.4:24) Grace, Eph.4:29-30; Mt.12:36-37), it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. Because all scripture is Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit inspired and you have decided to put your word and your truths above our God’s, you are the clay pot trying to tell the potter what he must make! Who are you that can stand against this world’s only God and creator? Ro.3:3For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. 5But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man) 6God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world? You can believe any way you want but will it justify you when you stand before your God who will judge all that you have ever said and believed? This is the reason God gave us the story of the man named Job! All His friends believed wrong and God commanded that they all bring sacrifices for their sin and to have Job the only correct one among them pray for them and God would receive Job’s interceding prayer of sacrifice for them so He would not have to consume them in their sin of being incorrect! Even if we preach His word and lead all the world to Christ Jesus and we are still found to be in our own ways, living in the world the way we want and not the way He wants His children to live; we find ourselves still in His wrath to come! To be cast out just like the unwise servant who was cut asunder and cast out into outer darkness where there will be gnashing of teeth! These words are not some kind of fairy tale or some myth thought up through the ages! Is.55:11So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Our God cannot lie, Tit.1:2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Num.23:19God is not a man, that he should lie; Heb.6:18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: You see we have a hope of salvation just as the Apostle Paul preached that he would run his race well and not fall short of his calling and that he would be crowned with a crown of glory for holding onto the truths of his salvation he received for doing all that God our Lord Jesus had for him to do! The Apostle Paul was for all of us an example to follow just as his Lord was! 2 Tm.4:1I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 3For 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; 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. 6For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

8Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Do you really Love His Appearing? Or are you afraid? If sin is in your life be very, very, afraid for the wrath of our God is Hell for all who have sinned and have not correctly been baptized in His Name according to His Apostles and even Himself in Mt.28:19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Jesus said I and My Father are One and I will send the Holy Ghost which is called by My name so we see the name of the Father and the name of the Holy Spirit is Jesus Christ! Because He is God with us, Mt.1:23! And when we baptize in the very name of Jesus Christ as required by scriptures we are in full agreement with all scripture in baptizing in this manner, Col.3:17And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

So finally I will say this last thing and then I’m done; Many people in that last day will be outside of the gate and not allowed in because they have left something undone such as these: Mt.7:21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. These verses are for Teachers, Preachers, Evangelist, Prophets, and Apostles who have not kept their faith in accordance to His word and have gotten out of line with their doctrines who lead people astray, Mt.5:19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Anyone who says we are not to worry about His commandments is not your friend, for they are the least in the kingdom of God which will be Hell because that is going to be the least place in God’s Universe because their righteousness was not exceeding that of the scribes and Pharisees, who knew all the scriptures but did not walk in them, are you going to be the same as they?

If you are you will be just like one of those who thought this is no big deal somehow God will make a way for all sinners to get to heaven somehow, that is even what the Pope is preaching today, he says even the atheist will make it to heaven as long as they do good! This was on the welcome page of AOL’s web site on Huffington Post news article on May 23rd 2013 Where we have also found articles today of men who say they are the antichrist which was miss interpreted and was really meant to say another Christ as incarnated again in the flesh, which he tells his followers to have his mark, the mark 666 on their person and has a religious following who say he is Jesus! Which he says there is no heaven and no hell, heaven which is this earth is heaven and it is only hell to those who do not follow him! These are the end times my friends, are you going to be left outside when Jesus comes to take His bride home? Many in that day will say My God My God why have you forsaken me?! And Jesus in His usual style will have one of His question scriptures ready for you too! Like this one; Lk.6:46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Hag.1:5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts: Consider your ways! Mal.1:6A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? 7Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. 8And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.

You see every time we offer up prayers and we have sin in our lives we are something detestable to Him because we offer up lame sacrifices of uncleanness and our stink is always before His nostrils as we offer up profane prayer! Look to these scriptures, Pr.15:8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. Pr.28:9He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. 10Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.

The Apostle Paul told us something so profound and yet I see this world walking around like nothing is going on; Paul told us to work out our own salvation, with fear and trembling! Phil.2:12 we cannot wait till we get to heaven and try and defend our way of life on what someone else said was going to be ok! We must have His sure mercies over our lives or we find ourselves coming up short every time! Only those who obey His word will find eternal happiness waiting for them Jn.8:51! Just as Jesus has said; Jn.14:6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. When we do things Jesus’ way we do things just like the Father wants us to do! Real simple even a child can get this theology! Disobedience goes to Hell, Righteousness and Holiness goes to be with Jesus in Heaven by obedience to His word pretty simple! Do as His Ordained Apostles have told you or find yourself in Hell! Eph.4:1I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all (Ac.10:36; Col.3:11-17; 1 Jn.5:20; 1 Cor.6:11!). 7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Ac.2:38Then 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. 39For 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. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

So are you going to be one of those who end up saying, “My God My God why have you forsaken Me?”

You will hear the Lord ask you some of these questions: How is it you could not discern the times?

How is it you thought you could come to My feast that is for My Children and not have on the proper wedding garment?

How is it you are not clothed with Righteousness and Holiness and that you are not found to be Blameless as I told you to be?

How is it you wish to speak with Me now and you know not my heavenly language, the supernatural tongue that I have given all My children for a sign?

How is it you have no testimony and cannot prophecy as all My children do?

Did I not tell you that you must be born again of the water and of the spirit, before you could enter into My Kingdom?

Did I not tell you that if you would listen to My words that you should listen to My Apostles Doctrines, teachings, which are words of life, also?

Did I not tell you that in order for you to have eternal life in peace and happiness you must abide in Me which is My word?

Did I not tell you that to live with Me forever you had to do what I told you to do?

Did I not say, “If you love Me to keep My Commandments?

Did not My Apostles who I gave instruction to, not tell you, “Everyone of you to be Baptized in My own name for the remission (forgiveness) of your sins”?

How is it that you believe man’s ways in place of My ways, which are eternal, for I change not?

Did I not give you the Holy Bible which is filled with My instructions to Heaven and life eternal?

How is it you are found with none of My life giving words in you?

Did I not tell everyone who wanted to live forever that they needed to eat of My flesh which is My Word?

Did I not say to drink of My blood and you would live forever in Me and I in you?

How is it you did not know My blood was the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is My Spirit in you and you become one with Me?

Did I not say I was the bread that came down from Heaven, that you were to eat in order to live forever with Me?

Were there never signs in the earth and in the heavens for you to know that there was a God who has allowed all this to be?

How is it you do not know I Am A God who DEMANDS OBEDIENCE, before sacrifice of continual repentances?!

Did you not know the prayers of a promiscuous and presumptuous sinner is an ABOMINATION TO ME?

Did you not know to cut your hair and to worship Me it is to be a shame to you and that your hair was to be uncut and was to be for you a covering, for it is your glory?

Is My glory for you of little or no worth to you?

Did I not tell My men children not to round the corners of their hair or their beards?

Did I not tell you to come out from among the ungodly and for you to be a holy and righteous people and I would be your God?

Did I not say in Daniel that a shame was going to be in condemnation to whoever was a shame to Me?

Have you never read the history of My people and My children that I admonished them continually for disobedience of My Law that I have written and put in their minds and on their hearts or do you even know My Commandments for your instructions?

If you do not know My ways and My Laws then how are you equipped to come back with Me in My Millennium reign and rule with a rod for Me?

Did not I chastise My own children as a good Father is supposed to do and to raise your children in the fear of the Lord; then how is it you have no fear of Me?

How is it now that I cannot allow you to come into My presence?

Why is it now that I cannot allow you to come into the Grooms Feast for His Bride who has made herself ready for Her Groom?

Did I not warn you not to give away your inheritance as that vain Esau did who even came weeping and could not receive his blessing from his father just like you today?

Did I not have My Apostle Paul warn you to work out your salvation with fear and trembling?

Why is it you are not trembling now as My servant warns you yet again?

How is it that the world does not hate you; is it because you and the world that is evil are in league together and serve the same master?

Can you answer Me these things and countless more I will have for you on the Day of your Judgment?

No you cannot, now I will finish with what you will hear in that day you stand before Me in My Day of Judgment upon you!

Mt.7:23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Ps.5:5The foolish shall not stand in My sight: I hatest all workers of iniquity.

Ps.6:8Depart from Me, all ye workers of iniquity;

Mt.10:37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

Mt.10: 14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

15Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. And for you who have not received My servants words I have given him! For he has spoken only of my words that I have given you before!

Mt.10:28but rather fear Me which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Mt.11:22But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. At least they repented at the words of the Lord’s prophet!  24But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

Mt.12:36Be ye careful how you answer yourself today and for your conscience sake disregard not my Word which is my Spirit: 37for I will hold you accountable for every idle word you speak, not only to anyone around you but to your own heart, I will hold you accountable!

Mt.13: Why should you be found bundled together with the tares and carried to My burn pile in Hell? Should not you be gathered to My barn with the rest of My wheat, who are called by My name?  49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Mt.13:57How is it My prophet cannot even receive honor in his own house; have not I given him My words of truth; for you to understand which will save you from My wrath to come, and you receive him not just as you do away with My Word to you that is your eternal life to you?

Mt.13:58And I will not do mighty works for you because you have lost your faith, in Me and My words, as well as My servants!

Mt.14:31O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Mt.14:14Why have you listened to man’s sayings and not Mine, for they are the blind leading the blind and they both shall fall into the ditch; that is greased, that is sloped steep for all your lies to slide down into the pits of Hell, where there will be gnashing of teeth and the worm dieth not and the fire is never quenched!

Let you therefore hear what thus sayeth the Lord of hosts; For your sins I have been crucified! I did it for My own name’s sake, for how should My name and My world that I have created be polluted and My glorious name be blasphemed by not making a way for My children to escape Hell and not to have a way to My Kingdom? For I have not only given Myself to you but I have shown you in My words; how your hearts must be Sanctified, Consecrated and Purified unto Me by My own Words; that are eternal life to you!

Therefore thus sayeth the Lord: Consider you ways! Repent everyone of you and be baptized in My name; in the only name by which salvation comes; in the Holy Glorious name of Jesus Christ for I will remit your sins from you and give you the power to go and sin no more, and ye shall ask anything in My name and I shall do it for you, when you become one with Me and I with you and I give you the utterance of a heavenly tongue and you prophecy to the glories of being one with Me, for I will give you a testimony all of your own which is only for you! Then strive to enter into the straight gate on My narrow path of this life of yours and I will receive you unto My own self and I will give you a stone with a name that no one will know but you and I!

Repent while I may still be found, and receive My words and my truths and worship Me in Spirit and in Truth that I require of all My children who are called by My name and are in the midst of My Bride who has made herself ready for Me, who is without spot and without wrinkle who has strived to be found blameless for her husband; which is My Church called by My name, which I have purchased with My own blood! You are not your own I have purchased you and have paid a price that no one is able to repay, for this is My gift to you but you must seek it out for yourselves; for it is not hard to find the way to My heart, it is in my words of Life that I had written for you by my prophets of old and My servants who became My friends who are My Apostles, who I have instructed to write what I have given for them to write unto you!

I Am the same yesterday, today and I Am able to be that forever, for My words will not come back void from wince I sent them out to accomplish! I Myself have spoken and it will be done at My letting, so beware and heed My servants warning that I have had him write unto you; seek Me while I may be found in peace, and loving kindness for My longsuffering is about to come to an end, for the time is nearer now than ever before for My coming! There is not much time remaining before all things will come to pass that have been spoken of in my living Word!

Seek ye men who stay in My word without adding anything to it or without taking anything away as I have instructed; for these are truly My Ordained and Anointed! Many will come in My name but I have not sent them, they are there because they have taken their fathers roles on them by tradition and not by My Calling Them! In these last days many will come and say things that are in My word and you will find them to right according to My doctrines but they will walk far from Me and lead many into the world from wince I called you out of! They will make it hard for you not to fall in love with them and their speech, but I say unto you that they have not your best interest in mind for they are looking out for their own bellies and feeding themselves from My table and will lead many astray with doctrines that they will bring in that are not My own once they have won your favour and your trust! Even though they have many good fruits that seem to be honorable they will turn to corruption and be far from Me in the end! Many are in the world as I now speak unto you and are for your testing, for only those who know My word will be able to tell who is a deceiver, by the way I speak to you in the Spirit, you will know that they are not of Me, for if I have sent them they will only speak the truth of My written word to you! Anything less than this is an Abomination and Confusion; which I will correct in a most harsh and quick end of it will I make!

My children be patient for just a little while longer and I will come and receive you unto Myself and where I am you will be also, In My Kingdom are many mansions that you have prepared by doing what I have instructed you to do, for that is where you have chosen to place your heart and I have carried it out for those who receive My word and put them in their hearts and display them in this vile world for all to ridicule, for I have seen how the world looks upon My true children, who I have chosen to place My name! I know the trials and tribulations that you must overcome to be with Me, but your reward is far greater than anything you have seen or will see in this world you live in now! As I told you in my word be of good cheer for I have overcome this world and so must you also, for it is your trials and tribulation and is your testing grounds for purification; for If you overcome the world now you will not have to go through the times of Jacob’s troubles that are for my disobedient children who have hardened their hearts to Me and my word!

As I have told you these things that are upon you are for signs and wonders that you may see and know that the time is near for My coming; I have told you so you would know it is so; receive My word in what I have had written for you it is for your edification and admonishment to prepare you for what is to come and to know that those who have my name will have no fear in these last days for it is all in My hands and is being accomplished just as I have said it would be so that you know it is from Me! For I have told you from dispensation to dispensation what to watch for and what to do in each, for what I open no one is able to shut and what I shut no one is able to open and when I speak it will be so as if it is done already, for it is in My sight and will be in your also! Therefore take heed to My instructions, keep to My word and live! For My word is my Spirit and if you blaspheme my Spirit it will not be forgiven of you in this age or any age to come, for I change not! Therefore pray and fast that what comes upon this world will not come upon you for I have warned you by My servant; Thus sayeth the Lord; Consider your ways and your heart and make sure it is on Me and my Will for you which is My word that I have given you for your instruction! Keep thyself only unto Me and I will have you with Me forevermore; thus sayeth the Lord of host!

Lord I thank you for your words to us your children, for you know who your children are and who will heed the word you have given us today! You are so faithful to those who worship you and are thrilled to be called by your name and those who have a love for their fellow man even those who are their enemies for we know that Hell is too hot and it is forever and was made for the adversary and your fallen spirits who have left their first estate and all spirits will end up returning to you who gave it Lord; for you to judge as you judge with all righteousness; Lord I ask that we hear what thus sayeth our Lord and I ask that we put it in our hearts and keep it always before our faces as not to ever fall from it as those who are going to that despicable place called Hell because of disobedience that you have warned us about repeatedly! I thank you Lord that you have not given up on us and continue to give us answers to our prayers and that we can still have a move of your wondrous power with signs and miracles when a child who is called by your name prays in the Holy Spirit and grows in the spirit with moaning that only you know what it is that we are in need of as we intercede for our own selves and others; even those who need to come to you oh LORD our GOD Jesus Christ for we know if we ask anything in your name it will be done because we only ask for those things that are in your will for us to have! I thank you Lord for thy Holy Spirit who lets us know what it is that we really need and what is only a want or a desire, for only you know the difference of a necessity of will!

Thank you Lord for your plan of salvation that you have given to us by your Holy Anointed Ordained Apostles who told us as Peter, who did testify and exhort to us many words that you had for us to receive for our salvation when he said in Ac.2:38Then 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. 39For 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. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

And to your messenger to the gentiles who were really a far off but yet they were given a promise by you in the Book of Gen.12:3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. By you who was your spirit being manifested in the flesh for our salvation and to know who you really are, are indeed really the only ones who are worshipping you in truth and in your Holy Spirit! Because of your Holy Anointed Apostle Paul who taught the gentiles the same baptism that Peter did by your Holy Spirit’s leading him into your truths Lord Jesus; when he said to the disciples of John the Baptist; have you received the Holy Spirit since ye believed? They said we have not so much as even heard there be any Holy Spirit such as these in this world today for they believe it is not for them as some preach, which is against your word Lord, and we will not err as they did my Lord; for your gifts are without repentance and all gifts from heaven above and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. So we know that the whole world lieth in wickedness and is being deceived as we study your word today; who are being led to their own destruction because they sought not their own salvation with fear and trembling! For Lord we know the act of disobedience to your word brought with it a death penalty in the lake of fire in the Old Testament as well as in the New testament; your word has not changed but is still true and heaven and earth must pass away before your word will ever change to a New Dispensational Covenant but your obedience will still always be required forever as it is today with you because you change not!

Lord my prayer is that this word you have given me will touch each and every heart that reads it and studies upon it for their edification Lord; that none should be lost as it is your will also according to your own words!

Therefore thus sayeth the Lord’s servant to you: Repent and every one of you be baptized in the only name by which salvation and all prayers are answered; in that glorious name of Jesus Christ for the Remission and forgiveness of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit for it is a gift to you and to your children’s children and to whosoever will receive it and unto them who are a far off even to as many as our Lord Jesus Christ shall call! For their is but One Lord, One Faith which has been discussed here today, and only One Baptism that our Lord Jesus Christ has put in place for all to receive who believe in His word alone and not man’s vain traditions but according to His word we will be saved!

So if you have not been baptized according to His Will for you, you are at fault because you have listened to man instead of praying through till you received the Holy Spirit who would lead you into all these truths that are in Jesus’ word given to us by His Holy Spirit filled ordained men who put His word before their very own lives! If we speak at all let it be done as an oracle of our Lord Jesus Christ! Come while Jesus may be found while there is time; very soon now the door to heaven’s gate will be closed forever and you will find yourself outside as was talked about by Jesus Himself in;

Matthew 25

1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

We can never let our Holy Spirit leak out we must keep it renewed daily or we will find ourselves left outside as these five virgins who were just as saved as the first five were but they left their duties undone in disobedience and will be left outside the same as you or I if we keep not only to Jesus’ Will that is His Words of Eternal Life for us who obey Him and glorify Him with our own selves serving Him just because we can’t do enough for him! Are you doing that for Him today as a loving child of God should? Repent!!!

Ro.12:1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Ro.14:10But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. 12So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

God will have the Last Word!

Is.57:21There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

Is.48:22There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.

Ezek.21: 31And I will pour out mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, and skilful to destroy. 32Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the midst of the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it.

Ezek.22:30And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. 31Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD.

Ro.6:23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our LORD. The Lord will show you the way, 1 Cor.2:9-16!

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Rev. G. L. Boyett                                                              May 24th 2013