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Gal 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
(Ver 1.1) Here in the U.S. we have been living through a very nasty election process costing billions of dollars. This Bible lesson is intended for my U.S. readers, but the application of the Bible principles taught will apply to any nation where you are permitted to vote. This of course will be a potentially controversial subject to talk about. Who knows I may lose some readers by offending them with the truth as Paul did in Galatians 4:16. But like Paul, I still want to speak the truth on my website, because this is what is needed at this critical time in America. Can a person be a Christian, be saved, be born-again, go to heaven and still ignore the truth, the Bible and the God of the Bible doing whatever they like? Whoops I thought this subject was about being a Democrat? Yes, you are right the main subject is about people claiming to be a Democrat and a Christian and that goes with my preceding statement precisely. Isn’t choosing to be called a Democrat a human freewill choice of the man or woman? Am I saying being a Democrat is someone that is ignorant of the Bible? Well you are going to have to read the entire lesson and decide for yourself. Let me give you my opening scripture verse for this subject:
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
God declares that His children are led by His Spirit! Are you His child? Not if you are not being led by the Spirit of God you are not! If you claim to be a saved child of God you better learn how to be led by the Spirit of God very fast. Nowhere in this verse or in any other verse will God contradict this truth! This verse strongly implies that those that are not led by the Spirit of God are not the children of God. The Spirit of God is never going to lead you into sin. The Spirit of God is never going to lead you to violate the Word of God. The Spirit of God will never lead you into hell. The Spirit of God will only say things to you that agree with the Written Holy Word of God. If you do not understand this you are free to call yourself a Democrat and choose to make God a liar. So the question remains, will the Spirit of God ever lead a person to be a Democrat? Not if it violates the Word of God. You better find out if being a Democrat is either in agreement or discourse with the Word of God and then decide personally which path you want to follow in.
First, I strongly believe that there are no perfect people in the world; Republican, Democrat, Independent or Christian. However, does that fact mean that that every Christian should not strive for perfection? I seriously do not believe that is the case. Perfection should be the goal of every Christian in order to conform to the image of Christ Jesus’ example. If you do not want to be like Christ you are definitely reading the wrong website. Can you find a scripture in the Bible that says that we are free to ignore what God says in His Word and still be saved? Are we saved independently from the Word of God? I have not found any verses that say we can be saved or remain saved apart from the Bible. I have found some verses that appear to say the opposite is true. Jesus was speaking in the Gospels and was quoted to say the following statement that should be strongly considered if you want to call yourself a follower of Christ:
Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Who was the Lord Jesus talking to? Notice that this statement was not made to anyone that is not a Christian or at the least thought they were a Christian. No one is going to call Jesus Lord if they do not believe that Jesus saved them. Did you notice that? People came to Jesus saying “Lord, Lord!” and they did this with the forethought He was their Lord. You see according to the Bible, in order to be saved, an individual must believe that God has raised Jesus from the dead and then must also confess Jesus to be their “Lord” with their mouth (Rom 10:9-10). Therefore, Jesus makes this statement but, only to people that have called Him their Lord. No unsaved person has done this nor can they. What significance does the Lord Jesus place upon His spoken word in this statement directed at Christians? Is the Lord Jesus a casual, unconcerned or non-caring speaker of random unimportant words like people are? Do you think that it matters to God if you actually do anything that He says or not? Is God simply speaking words to hear the sound? I believe that you can clearly see in this verse that Jesus strongly implies that it matters a great deal what you do in this life concerning what God has spoken.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
What has God spoken? This verse informs us that God spoke the words of the Bible and that every one of them is here for the purpose of righteousness. The Greek word translated as “inspiration of God” literally means “God Breathed”. If God’s breath produced them they came from the Spirit of God and these are the Words that you are directed to follow by Jesus own admission. Why call me Lord, Lord and do not what I say in my written Holy Book of Words?
Whose responsibility is it to get you to do what God says? Who is going to make you read and learn what is written in the Bible? Is it not your choice what you do every day? Seriously pay attention to what the Bible is saying to you, learn it and begin to follow God’s instructions. It will matter more on judgment day than you can possibly think at this time. Let’s get another witness of the truth spoken from God about what you need to do:
Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
God speaking through the apostle James says directly to the church in a letter, that they need to do the Word of God and not just hear it only or they will deceive themself. That is an amazing statement. Self-deceived people are abundantly found in the church today. These are people that go to church but still vote for a Democrat. Of course I understand that many churches are not teaching the Bible and that is even a greater problem. God says very clearly “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Not being taught the actual Word of God will cause people to be deceived equally. I believe that it is abundantly clear that the God of the Bible was warning Christians that we better learn what He has said and then do what He has said or we will be destroyed. Let’s then figure out what God says in the Bible and then see if any of this Godly information disagrees with Christians being a modern Democrat.
Today I’m going to give you at least 4 sound Bible reasons why you cannot be both a Democrat and a Christian. You are free to disagree with me, but I would suggest that you do not disagree with God and His Word. What I will say today are not my words but His.
#1 THE MAJORITY OF THE DEMOCRATS AT THE DNC CURSED GOD
Anyone can clearly observe the Democratic official platform. The Democratic National Convention (DNC) was held here in Charlotte NC and I heard about this event for months before it happened and every day that it was here it dominated the news. Anyone can easily verify what I am about to say by searching the internet to find the DNC position. There are documents, videos, news reports and other evidence to the truth if you are unaware of what I am about to tell you. First, consider at the DNC that Democrats removed the mention of “God” completely from their official position platform. They further removed all mention of Israel and Jerusalem as their capital. Both of these should have been clear warning signs to those that call themselves Christians and Democrats. If you watched the DNC on TV you would have seen one man stand up and attempt to put God and Jerusalem back into the Democratic platform and he was required by rule to get a majority of the delegates to raise their voice and vote “Yes” in order to pass this position. He called for the vote once, twice and even three times and each time the NO’s clearly won the voice level vote. At the end of the third time he simply decided on his own that the “YES” votes won and that ended the voting session. Many of the delegates in the audience quickly booed the decision and that is a major problem with being a Democrat. How can you as a Christian associate with any people that are so far apart from the truth? I do not know how you can, based upon what God says to do in His word:
Pro 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Did the great majority of the delegates representing the U.S. Democratic Party from every state have any fear of God? If you believe that you can boo God and be a Christian you are a fool! If you think you can stand with people that boo God and still be a Christian you are still a fool. To “fear” God is a Hebrew word that means a human position of humility giving God great honor and respect as He clearly deserves. What kind of respect is it for Democrats to say to God we don’t want you God mentioned in our platform anymore? Wow, I do not even know how to begin to justify someone saying I’m a Christian and still calling themselves a Democrat. What did God say in this verse in Proverbs? Did He not just say if you fear me you are on the path to life and if you do not fear me you are headed on the path towards death? You better think a long time about what is being said here. Let’s look at another verse that applies to this situation of the DNC vote. Here we had a man that must have thought he was a Christian who wanted God put back into the platform and the majority of his fellow delegates blasted him down and said “NO”. What does the God of the Bible say about this?
2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Can you read? To be yoked to something is to be joined with them. To be joined means to be united in purpose, plans and action. To be yoked to anything is a clear personal choice unless you are their slave? Are you the slave to other Democrats or the DNC? If you are not their slave then you had a choice to be there and to call yourself one of them. Consider the legal ramification of being present at the DNC? If someone in the car that you are riding in commits a crime the legal system considers you an accessory even if you knew nothing about what was going to happen. The guilt by association is a very important topic in the court of heaven. Because you were voluntarily present at the conference you have become guilty of cursing the God of the Bible even if you did not commit the act. Just because you are a registered Democrat you are further guilty by association with the group. Now, shift to what it means to be unequally yoked as this statement is declaring. I take this to mean you are out-numbered. It is like a balance scale with you on one side and the rest of the God cursing people on the other side. If they have tipped the scale in their favor then God says you better not be linked with them.
This is a major problem again from the scriptural standpoint of being called a Democrat. To be in an organization that does not even desire to have any relationship with God is more than an awkward situation for you. This man that took the vote should have shook off the dust from his feet and walked away from the cursers instead of doing what he did and continuing to be one of them. Look at what Jesus said to His disciples:
Mat 10:14 And 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.
Does this not still apply to us today? Are you not a disciple of Christ? I know I am! Of course this applies to you and I. If we go and tell someone about Jesus and they reject it, Jesus said that we can walk away free in conscious that we did our job. I feel like this would have made a much stronger statement than pretending that the “YES” vote won and add God back into the platform. How long do you think that the DNC will keep God in? Do you think that God will survive another vote? I personally do not believe He will. God and the Bible is being pushed out of the Democratic platform, it is just a matter of time before it happens.
The term “yoked” is a position of servitude whether you accept it or not. If you desire to be a servant accessory of a people with a position that curses God then you are not a wise man or woman. Take note with what these verses just said. What fellowship does a righteous man have with an unrighteous man? What communion does the light of God have with the darkness of Satan? I know a lot of people do not understand the differences between what is being stated in 2 Corinthians 6:14 so they believe it is permissible to be labeled a Democrat. That is exactly why I am writing and teaching this message today.
#2 OBAMA AND THE DNC EMBRACED HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE
Let’s consider point number two that was added to the official Democratic platform this year by Obama’s sudden change of position from the last election position. In the last election Obama was clearly asked about gay marriage and he clearly stated that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Now suddenly, the DNC and Obama openly embraced and joined themselves to the godless gay agenda by adding a gay marriage stance legitimizing the marriage between two men or two women as being normal and acceptable. In doing this they have snubbed the Bible and the God of the Bible and they have departed to establish a new independent truth separate from both. Here is the primary problem with the gay agenda; you cannot find it as a valid doctrine in the Bible anywhere. In fact if you study the subject closely you will find a lot written about it in the Bible that says it is an abomination to God when people live this way (Lev 18:22). I know that was an Old Testament verse reference and people are so quick to say that does not apply in the modern world. Let me quickly show you a N.T. verse that is also equally very clear:
1Co 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, (NASB)
God tells the church plainly in this text that homosexuals will never enter into the kingdom of God. If people cannot be gay and be saved, what makes you think that you can be a Democrat supporting gays and the gay agenda and be saved either? Perhaps you need a new perspective to the importance of being in agreement with God. What is agreement? Agreement occurs when two people make a pact to walk in harmony. Disagreement is the antithesis and this simply occurs when two people are in opposite sides of any discussion. If you look up possible synonyms for the term “agreement” you will find one term “covenant” is present. That truth of covenant raises a new perspective and asks “Are you in covenant agreement with God?” or “Are you in covenant agreement with homosexuality?”. Technically speaking if you are not in covenant agreement with God then you are not saved. If yes, then God says you better agree with Him and what He says:
Amo 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
You are being forced to make a choice today by reading the truth of God. If you read what God says and still choose to be a Democrat and support Democrats and the DNC platform then you are not walking in agreement with God but with your godless political party. That is an extremely poor choice in life to make yet people do it every day. What God has just clearly stated is that you better agree with what He has spoken or you will not be walking with God.
People who do not make an effort to know what the Bible says are those that have chosen to ignore God’s Word. Any non-decision to seek the truth is a conscious decision for ignorance of the truth. Ignorant people will find themselves apart from God based upon what Jesus said to you at the beginning of this lesson. You are not going to be able to call Jesus your Lord and then ignore what He has said about the subjects like homosexuality. The two positions are mutually exclusive and incompatible. If you do not know what the Bible says on the subject of homosexuality you need to find out very quickly. No, the word is not officially found in the KJV Bible, but that does not mean that God does not give you what He thinks on the subject very clearly using other words. I have a Bible lesson series on the subject called “What does God think about Homosexuality”. If after you read this lesson series and choose to still be a Democrat then your blood is not on my hands any longer.
#3 OBAMA AND THE DNC KILL INNOCENT HUMAN BABIES
The discussion of abortion is a modern controversial subject that Democrats like to dance around by speaking about it using irrelevant oxymoronic terms like “Women’s Rights” or “Planned Parenthood” and others that twist the reality of child homicide into something legitimate sounding. They have even gone so far as to call the unborn baby a “fetus” and not a human child even though that is clearly a lie. The child in the womb is a new complete being after the egg is fertilized. All of the future DNA of the complete human being is present at conception. Cells continue to grow in the womb and develop but this same process occurs after birth also. No human is born a completed mature work. Therefore, the process before birth continues after birth and finally the child becomes an adult. The baby developing in the internal water realm is no different than the external baby continuing to develop in the air realm. If after birth the same attitude of reckless disregard is given as to the unborn life of the water realm baby and care was removed from them the child would not live in the external air realm either. Developing cells that grow is the definition for life. If a scientist found cells like this on Mars they would take extreme measures to preserve them. Why then have ignorant deceived humans chosen not to value this life before birth the same as after birth? Nothing was added or taken away from the process other than the taking of the baby’s life. Things have gotten so bad in this area that many abortion procedures done by doctors today are to babies that could easily live outside of the womb with any proper modern care. These procedures are called partial birth abortions and the baby is partly birthed and then deliberately killed before they can take a breath. That is a totally insane ungodly behavior for any person to agree with but Democrats like Obama vote for it constantly to continue.
Today the determining factor for whether any baby lives or dies has been given into the hands of the woman carrying the baby. That right there is another ignorant presupposition of the truth. Who died and made this woman a god who decides who lives and dies? Did the woman get pregnant by herself? Here is where creative deceived people introduce a new argument of justification for the existence of abortions. They say “what about incest and rape”. They then use these minority cases to justify the existence of every abortion regardless if the woman consented to the sex or not. God states in Genesis 2 that the two shall become one and this is a law of God’s created design. Just because Satan has perverted it by enticing men to rape does not mean the whole result is evil. One evil act never justifies another evil act. The formed baby in the womb was not a participant in the evil so why is another evil taken out on them? That just does not make logical or Biblical sense. I recall no Bible verses that say if a man commits evil we need to kill an innocent child for retribution.
Take for example the young lady that had been kidnapped as a child by an evil man and forced to live with him for years and years until she finally escaped. She was repeatedly raped and even got pregnant and had a child. This child was still important and loved by God regardless of how it was conceived. After the woman escaped the captor went to jail but she and her baby went home. Perhaps in this case you believe we should kill the baby immediately after saving it from captivity? What then is the difference between now and before in the womb? Were they not both created through evil? Surely this justifies us killing born healthy babies if they are conceived by evil acts. If we kill evilly conceived babies after birth what stops any baby from being killed if they cry too much, are the wrong sex or whatever. When is it murder and when is it allowable or permitted? I do not see any lines that should ever be crossed personally.
When a woman determines that she does not desire to carry the baby to term, she chooses to commit murder and she terminates the life that God had placed inside of her by going to a clinic or by taking a pill these days. You may quickly respond and ask who did you say put the life in her? According to the Bible God says He put the life of the child inside of the woman. Here is a verse that is about abortion but does not directly name the term:
Jer 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
You can clearly see that God reveals that what the Democrats and liberals call the “fetus” in the woman was already known by God. God clearly says “I formed you there inside of your mother”. God also clearly says that I called you to be a prophet before you were ever born into this world. What if Jeremiah’s mother chose to have an abortion today? Would the prophet have been born? Would God have stopped her from being so foolish? I seriously do not understand why people cannot see that God will not override a woman’s will to murder her own child. The woman’s body is the woman’s body but the child in her was not placed there by the woman so she has no right to remove it. The child’s body is never a part of the woman’s body. The child’s body is an independent new being awaiting arrival into this world.
In making these uninformed decisions the woman has engaged accomplices that help her. The doctor is the instrument of murder that she uses to kill the life in the baby and I find that fact incredibly ironic. The doctor takes a Hippocratic oath to save life and instead for money has chosen to ignore that oath and kill their own kind because an activist judge somewhere said it was a legal act to perform. Everyone involved in this act is a willing guilty participant or accessory and they are all ignoring God, the truth and the Bible in making this decision or even allowing this decision to be made. That is just stupid if you ask me, but stupid is as stupid does.
In the United States alone there have been millions of abortions performed since it was legalized by a minority. That is an awful lot of blood that is on the hands of women, doctors, judges, voters and politicians. WHAT did I just say? I said the blood of the murdered babies will be held on the account of all those that voted to allow this practice to continue. If you do not think so, I would not want to be you on judgment day. I did not do a complete teaching on this subject and I have other lessons that will expand it in more detail. If you go and read “What does God think about Abortion” it will address more Bible verses that teach us about this very important subject.
#4 OBAMA IS AN OPEN LIAR AND DECEIVER
What is the definition of a liar? When a man says one thing and then does something else does that make him a liar? In my Bible I believe that is a very good definition for a liar. What is the definition of a deceiver? A very good definition of a deceiver is anyone that causes someone else to believe what is not true. One good synonym for a deceiver is a “con artist”. A “con artist” is anyone that tells you what you want to hear in order to get what they want from you. A “con man” uses words to entice human behavior for their own personal gain. Technically speaking a liar is a deceiver and a deceiver is a liar by definition. Let me show you a verse that Jesus spoke to us all and you then tell me what it says on these subjects:
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
So tell me what your God just said? Is God a liar? I strongly believe that God is not a liar and in this statement I believe it to be an accurate and literal announcement of truth. If after reading this verse you still believe that it is permissible to be an abortionist murderer or a liar then I think that you are already deceived into believing a lie. There is a missing message in many churches today called “Holiness”. This old holiness message was previously taught strongly by many preachers but it is widely ignored in the modern Grace dominated church. Because people believe that being holy is no longer a factor or a requirement for being a Christian they can justify being a Democrat and believe a man like Obama when he stood up in 2007 and said “I’m a Christian”. Nothing done by Obama in the last four years has proven that statement true. In fact his actions have proven the opposite. Jesus very clearly taught us that we will know them by their fruits (Mat 7:16). Jesus was speaking spiritually but said this spiritual fruit would be displayed externally in this natural realm in order for us to observe it and even possess the ability to judge it. If you do not know what the fruits of the Spirit are perhaps you need to go study the subject closely because Obama has none of these that I can observe. Let’s establish if Christians need holiness:
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
1Pe 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Both Peter and Paul were led by the Spirit of God to teach on the subject holiness. Essentially God declared Himself to be Holy and commands that we are also to be the same Holy type. This gets back to the goal of perfection. If you are not striving to be perfect like God then you have already admitted defeat. The Bible clearly says that God is a Holy God!. The Bible also says that God does not lie (Heb 6:18). Therefore anyone intentionally lying is not of God and will have their part in the lake of fire as Jesus clearly says. I could spend a lot of time listing every lie publically spoken by Obama but that is a waste of my time and yours. Other websites have done a good job at documenting many of these, just go and search the web and you will find more statements than you care to hear about. If you have time to watch a video on YouTube I would suggest that you go watch these examples of lies spoken by Obama. This video is by far not a complete list. For example, Obama declared marriage to be between a man and a woman before being elected in 2008 but yet he has done everything in his power to reverse that even now making the clear position statement that marriage is beyond God’s definition. Make sure you understand the definition again for a liar. A liar is someone that says he will do one thing and then does something else. I will expand the definition of a liar to be anyone that speaks anything that is not the Truth of God and that is a much broader definition. Here is the video of lies, go check it out for a starter course:
VOTING WARNING EXAMPLES FOUND IN THE BIBLE
Exo 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
The concept of voting is found in the Bible if you actually look for it. The word vote does not need to appear for the message to be revealed. For example here in this story we have a nation of people in a desperate state of circumstances much like the United States today. Their Godly leader Moses has left them, they think and now we see them making a cry for a change. You do realize that voting is nothing but you asking for a desired outcome? Do you remember what these people have been through? They had just been delivered by God from a very oppressive harsh nation and a people that oppressed them greatly. The power of God was displayed over and over until Pharaoh finally bowed to the overwhelming display of God. The Israelites all had witnessed this deliverance but now in the wilderness when things were again tough they voted for change in gods and leaders. Was this the right decision? Was this the right choice? If you continue to read down in the chapter you will find that it clearly was not!
Here is my point for this entire lesson. Can you vote against God and expect a good outcome? Whenever the Democrats voted to throw God out of their platform were they not repeating the historic act that was given to us by God to learn from? Do you not understand what God says here about Israel? God tells us in the New Testament that these things were written as examples but not examples to follow but for examples not to follow (1 Cor 10:11). When a nation departs from God, the Bible and His ways they have also abandoned His hand of protection, His blessings and His favor. When the people vote against God they open the door for judgment to follow. Seriously do you feel the need to be judged? Continue to vote against God and His Word and you will be. Stop and read this next Bible example of a popular vote recorded in the Bible for us to learn from:
Mat 27:17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?
Mat 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
Mat 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
Mat 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
Mat 27:21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.
Mat 27:22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.
Mat 27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
If you read this story with your spiritual eyes wide open, you will see another popular vote being manipulated by the elders of Israel and their priests. Pilate clearly saw that it was because of envy that they were moved to do this thing to Jesus so he after being warned by his wife created a choice to vote on between two men. One man Jesus was entirely good and one man named Barabbas was entirely evil. Who do you think these men represent in our election? Well, let me ask you who is in favor of murdering babies and allowing gays to marry? Both of these are evil in the eyes of God. Well Barabbas was elected to live and Jesus was condemned to die and this was the outcome of a popular vote of the people. What does God say about this in the Bible? You probably don’t know this either but this is God’s opinion of that kind of vote and voters:
Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Wow, I do not understand how anyone can be a Democrat today knowing what I know from the Bible. God warns people if they call evil as good and good as evil that there are consequences for these types of votes. If America elects this evil Obama president again, there will be consequences and heaven help us all. If you read down in this chapter you will find what God says will happen:
Isa 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
These curses are because the people have abandoned the God of Israel and His Holy Word. Major parts of the U.S. have just gone through a long drought that left the farmer’s crops and ranch industries decimated. Do you think this is a chance accidental happenstance? When a nation kills millions of babies and promotes gay life styles as the new normal I believe this opens the door for these types of events to occur. Let’s end this Bible lesson with the conclusion of the Jesus vs. Barabbas vote:
Mat 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
Mat 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
Pilate washes his hands of the matter and says this man’s blood is not on me. The people of Israel declare let his murder and blood be upon us and our children. In their minds they totally believed they were doing something good but their actions were not based upon any common sense or the truth of God. Pilate could see it, do you see it? I completely understand that God’s purpose was for Him to come to the earth and die. I totally agree that God accomplished exactly His plan to the very detail. However, if you believe that God manipulated the people and forced them to kill Him you are one of those confused people that believe God is a giant puppet master controller of our every move and that people lack any ability of choice. God can use human nature without causing it to happen. God knew what would happen before it happened so this is foreknowledge and not forced manipulation. Unsaved people today have not really changed much have they? They are still calling good evil and evil good. Still killing good babies and letting murders walk free. What was the outcome of this vote for Israel? Did you realize that there was a consequence for their actions?
If you did not know it Israel was completely destroyed and leveled shortly after this event in history. In the year 70 AD the entire city was decimated. The natural nation of Israel ceased to exist for almost 1900 years after this. The people of Israel were scattered broadly throughout the world and were continually oppressed and persecuted. The curse that they placed upon themselves followed them from generation to generation. It was not until the near extermination of the entire Jewish race under Hitler that prophecy began to come back into focus for this natural nation of people. Do you think that rejecting the Word of God had anything to do with what happened to them in history? Are there any parallels to what happened to the nation of Israel and what is happening here in the United States today? I believe very strongly that there are many direct parallels and if we do not change quickly and embrace God and His Word as a nation again we will experience the same outcome.
So can you be a Christian and still vote for evil? Can you be saved and ignore the Bible? Can you vote against God and still be for God? Seriously if you do not understand that this is not possible then your blood is not on my hands as I have already stated. No not everything a Democrat does is evil and that is not my point here at all. What you need to see is that it only takes a little bit of poison to kill an animal if it is mixed with a lot of good desirable food. If Democrats were entirely evil people there would be no contest in this election, no one would vote for them. But, since they lace their good deeds with poisonous intentions people are deceived in eating it all. I have warned you, and I have sounded the alarm. I am just one man on the wall willing to take the risk to blow an alarm sound of warning to the people of this nation. You can do whatever you like going forward but the consequences will come for your vote for evil sooner than you realize. This was the message that the Holy Spirit placed on my heart and I was just the messenger. I pray that your eyes were opened and that I saved at least one person from deception. If only one person was helped then it was worth all of my time and effort. God bless and we will get back to the other Bible subjects as the Lord leads.
What Does God Think of Homosexuality? Pt 2 Searching for the Modern God for the Modern Family in the Modern World?
(Ver 1.2) This is Part 2 of a series of lessons about “What does God think about the subject of Homosexuality”. This will be a little bit different today than my usual Bible lessons, but certainly not less controversial in any degree. I am committed to tell the truth regardless of what it costs me, so if I lose readers today, I’m sorry, but I believe that someone has to tell you the truth. You might ask, why do I write so much about this subject of homosexuality and not any other sin? The primary reason that I write so much about it is because it is the only sin that I know of that is being preached and taught to be a normal reality of the truth and an acceptable alternative Christian lifestyle. Homosexuality is the only sinful habit that is portrayed on TV, in movies, on the internet and in magazines to be normal. You never see a murderer on TV as being someone who is normal. It is only the Homosexual Community that has organized themselves into groups that promotes their agendas and their lifestyles as a minority group equivalent to the African American, Asian or Hispanic population of our country. It is only the Homosexual community that is exalting their sin to be equivalent to the color of someone’s skin. It is only the homosexual community that has support groups to help people to be and stay gay. Alcoholics have AA which is a group to help them get free from alcohol. But, now the Gay community wants everyone to believe this is just who we are and we can’t change. If only the convicted rapists and child molesters in our country could learn how successful this is working for the Gay Community, I’m sure in the future we will see another organized sinful group come forward promoting themselves to everyone that this is just how I am and how God created me so you will just need to accept me like I am. After all I have rights. So this is why I will preach against homosexuality by proclaiming the truth of the Word of God and why I do not talk about other sins to this level. As soon as murderers and rapists start to organize I’ll preach against them next. It might shock you that I compare homosexuality to murder and rape, but according to the word of God sin is sin no matter what sin you are guilty of. You will also note that God gave gay sinners in Sodom and Gomorrah the death penalty for their lifestyles so that is another good reason to lump them together. You should read the law of God in Deuteronomy and Leviticus and find out what were death penalty acts in the eyes of God. You might be surprised at what you find there. Maybe I will show you some of these scriptures later in this lesson. Therefore, according to God and the Bible I can lump your every sin in the same general wrong behavior category. If you feel slighted and want to organize a movement for your sin to be accepted, I’ll give you the same level of attention as I do to homosexuality. The louder the Gay Agenda gets, the louder I’ll get with the truth so that someone will hopefully hear it. So this is Part 2 and if you did not read “Part 1” you should go and start there.
I can look around in movies, on TV and on the internet and see that there is something that has been building that is still very disturbing to me. It is nothing new, but it is a growing threat of deception to our world that we live in. So I will talk about it and see what the Bible says, to hopefully change someone’s perspective on reality. Here in America there is a popular award winning TV show that is called “Modern Family”. It is humorous to me that they call it “modern” when it is actually not a new or modern situation at all. The Bible tells us that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecc 1:9), so obviously anything they are claiming to be modern has already happened within our human history but they want to ignore this fact. There is a famous quotation that states “Those that ignore the past are condemned to repeat it”. This TV show is a basic redefinition of the classic Bible and God family which consists of a husband and a wife using humor to preach their Gay message of acceptance and tolerance. Too many times modern people think that if you make sin funny then it is possible to say and do anything and we will buy into it. If you watch this show and laugh at their jokes then you have already bought into their message of the existence of a normal sin. Notice the picture that I included from the cast of this TV show. Notice how they mix subtly the sin with the normal and dress them all alike in white portraying the message of normal and purity. They have preached a deceived gospel that is designed to confuse people into acceptance.
I do not watch this show and the only reason that I know about it is from watching the morning news type programs that report about them and interview their actors or just talk about them. In this morning’s show they interviewed some “modern families” that they discovered in America. One modern family was a household that consisted of two women who now had two young sons. This family had a sperm donor who was also a gay man in his own modern relationship in order to even have these children. I do not know or understand that the fact that they had to go to an outside party to produce a child was a problem to them? In interviewing one of the children, he told us that this family was just like every other family and that the house was built around love. Of course he had two moms and when he called for mom, one would answer and he would have to say no, my other mom. His dad (sperm donor) was not living in his house but would spend time with them on the weekends and none of this mattered to this child. Obviously to him and his narrow perspective this was a normal family like everyone else. So it is very clear to me that this family is deceived and highly confused to what the definition of normal is and what God thinks about this type of arrangement. You see if you are raised in an abnormal house and you do not know the difference to what normal is then to your perception of reality and your circumstances become normal to you. What if you were Tarzan, raised in the jungle by a family of apes, would you not think that your ape family was totally normal? All that I can see is that if they have concluded that their family is no different than any other family in America, then Christians have done a very poor job of revealing God to the rest of the world to show what normal really is. This TV show called Modern Family has won acclaim and awards and has a major following in America. Forty years ago this show would not have even made it on TV, but today we have become so much more progressive (degenerate, perverted, debased, deviant, depraved, immoral) in our views of what is allowable and permissible that it is no wonder that this show is on TV. This is because we live in a modern world and everything is different now, right? This is certainly what people want you to think anyway, but technically speaking there is nothing that is different today than what it was four or five thousand years ago. Of course we have technology, cell phones, cars and airplanes, sperm donors, en-vitro and all of these types of things that are new, but the people that are using them are the exact same kind of people who lived thousands of years ago. Let me show you what God wrote a long time ago:
Ecc 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
Are you under the sun? Is this talking about you? According to the Bible and what it teaches us there is absolutely nothing that exists today that has not already happened yesterday. People want to look at only external things and ignore people, their thoughts, emotions, intentions, desires, lusts and the other hidden things of the heart and say today we have different more modern challenges facing us. No you see we still struggle with the exact same challenges as Solomon who wrote this verse in the Bible thousands of years ago. We envy each other, we become jealous of each other and we still desire so many things that are only for our own individual purpose. Do people still rob each other, kill each other and lie to each other? Exactly what is different today than back then? Can you really come up with any new or modern emotions, motivations or thoughts that anyone can think today? Oh, sure you couldn’t text your message back then and you couldn’t blog about your thoughts back then, but what is different other than that? Are not the messages still the same? How you do something is not as important as what you are doing and why. People today look at homosexuality as being a major change to the modern family. People think that this is some new physical attraction that has never existed before. It is funny how God wrote about homosexual men in Genesis the first book of the Bible and tells us how He destroyed this city called Sodom because of their immoral lifestyle. If God writes about homosexuality in the first book of the Bible, this is proof that this is not something new just for today. Go read the Genesis 19 account of the city of Sodom and see the story of how Lot and his wife and were a normal family who lived in a modern city of progressive homosexuals and then see that this is exactly what we are seeing on the news today. The only thing that we are not seeing today that did happen then is God rained down fire and brimstone to kill them all and I’m sure that this is coming in the near future after God takes me out of here like he took Lot’s family. There is truly nothing new under the sun.
People like to confuse and combine God’s love and forgiveness with God’s acceptance. After all, the Bible says “God so loved the world that He gave…” (John 3:16). So people have concluded in error that since God loves them how they are right now (which is true) that God also accepts them as they are right now (which is not true) and there is no growth process or changes to ever make in their lives. However, you cannot find that in any verse in the Bible. God loves you yes, but God loved you so much that He gave, so that you could change to love Him back. You cannot ignore parts of the Bible you do not like to accept only the parts that you do like. The Bible informs us that God is a Holy God and that must be balanced corretnly with a Loving God theology equally. There is a central theological theme not found in many modern churches very often and this is the concept of repentance that goes with the concepts of God’s love and forgiveness. I doubt very seriously if any modern gay church preaches about repentance. They must tear these pages out of their Bibles in order not to offend anyone. Everyone in the modern church wants to be forgiven, saved and not go to hell, but it seems that not very many actually want to repent and change to do it. To be repentative is a divine concept that originates from you “being sorry” for your past. Sorrow begins by recognizing what you were doing was wrong and then turning your boat around to make a new course of change and correction for your life. As long as you are happy with your sin, you are not able to be repentant. If I did not love you I would not try to tell you the truth. I would not care and I would be like everyone else in the world. It is only because I love that I write you a letter of truth to try to help you.
You see I got a long comment from a man that called himself a gay Christian and today is my response to his ignorant comment. He is obviously confused and deceived into thinking he is a Christian and that God has saved him. However, he told me very plainly that he had no intention of ever changing. He was happy as a gay man and that this is just how God made him. You see, he told me that he had these thoughts and feelings since he was just six years old and therefore he concluded this was just who he was. This is a clear demonstration of how easy it is for the devil to deceive people in the world. Because he did not understand that he was a spirit living in a body and how spiritual things work and how Satan can easily bring abnormal thoughts and feelings to natural humans from the supernatural realm, he had just learned to accept them as normal reflections of who he thought he was. He allowed his abnormal thoughts and feelings dictate and define who he was, rather than attempting to learn the TRUTH from the Words of the Creator God who made him to be a man. What people do not realize is that Satan can give you evil thoughts even from a young age and tell you whatever you want to hear. Satan can tell you that you are just a monkey. A man named Darwin believed this for a while and wrote a book about it; maybe you read his ignorant book also. Why is this gay man not a Christian? There is no repentance present; no sorrow and no desire to change. Jesus said “If you love me you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). Obviously my gay commenter does not love Jesus or he would not ignore God’s commandments. Do you know what the commandments of God are? The commandments of God say some very direct things about this subject that leaves no room for interpretation. No the words homosexual and homosexuality are not in the Bible. Maybe you think you have searched your Bible and God is silent about this issue, or it could be that you just did not know what to look for. Here is one of the commandments of God that you need to know:
Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
According to God’s Law, this verse says that homosexuality was a capital offense in Israel. God gave these words to Moses for the people to learn what is acceptable and what an abomination in the eyes of God is. This verse says that when a man has sex with another man in a manner designed for a woman that it is disgusting in His eyes. So why do you not know how to read or see the truth presented right in front of you? It is simply because you are not interested in seeing the truth. If find the truth is not a priority in your life there will be no truth found. Today too many people would rather live their lives of lies rather than to change to know the truth. Let me give you another witness of what the Bible actually says:
Lev 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
This says the same thing, but the Bible says let every word of truth be established in the mouths of two or three witnesses so I wanted to give you another Bible verse that speaks of males having sex with other males like they were females. God still says it is a disgusting human act. Let me give you another verse that applies to this subject today:
Deu 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
The Bible says some pretty shocking things. God pulls no punches nor does he ignore any sin. God is smarter than you obviously think. God says that if a man dresses like a woman or a woman dresses like a man, it is an abomination to God. I see this everyday on TV and in movies. Cross dressing fantasies are a normal type of behavior in the world today. We have movies like “Tootsie” and others that have popularized this behavior as being normal. You can walk down the street and see someone and think, is that a woman until you get up close to them and see that they are just a man dressed like a woman. This is basic homosexual behavior and they view it as normal. If you have ever seen a gay pride parade you will know what I am talking about. If you have ever seen a gay convention or assembly it is easy to spot this behavior. Are not these the commandments from God that Jesus said if you love me you will do my commandments? If you do not think so you are more than confused you are deceived, and I cannot help you. Do you suddenly think that God has changed to delete these words from the Bible or that they do not suddenly apply to the modern world? Maybe you think that God has changed His Book of Commandments to the a modern Book of Suggestions. Has God updated His theology to include a modern interpretation of this very old information? This is what my gay commenter is hoping for. There are many who try to teach the O..T. law is not valid anymore but I disagree with that wrong assessment. Sodom and Gomorrah were both destroyed before the law of Moses was even given. You can clearly see that if God destroyed these cities for their immoral acts of homosexuality and that this must still cause problems in the modern world. Read this next verse in the N.T. very carefully:
Jud 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
What does God still say about Sodom and Gomorrah here in the book of Jude in the New Testament? God says that these were examples of men going after strange flesh who are now in the flames of eternal fire. Do you think that they are happy in hell right now? Do you think they are still having a party in hell right now, having sex with each other? If you do you do not understand that the spirits of men and women in hell do not have physical sex anymore. Plus the torment of hell is so great that there would be no way that you could have any pleasure even if you wanted it.
According to Malachi 3:6, God says “I am the Lord and change not”. Then in James 1:17 it says “There is no variableness or shadow of turning” with God. So if you are looking for a modern God to accept your modern sin lifestyle choices you are about to be greatly disappointed with your decisions that you have made. You have placed all of your faith in a made up temporary fantasy world rather than accepting the truth. Even if you were really gay and lived to be 99 years old, it would not matter billions of years from now if you are in hell. Eternity in hell is a never ending place of torment. You see if I did not love you I would not bother to tell you the truth. It is only because I love you that I care where you spend your eternity. So as long as there is a gay person standing up for equal rights, I will teach the truth. As long you say this is just who I am, I will tell you that you have no idea who you really are.
I challenge you to search your Bible for your definition of the modern family and see if you can find it. Then search your Bible for your definition of the modern God and see if you can find Him also. Sure God loves you and died for your sins just like he died for my sins. So I am definitely no better than you are. But, there is a difference between us, I repented and changed and you are happy with the way you are. Just because God loves you, does not mean that God will force salvation upon you. Sure God is powerful enough to do this if He wanted to, however it is just the love of God that restrains Him from doing this to give you a freewill choice. God will never use His force or power to make you change unless you ask Him to change you and that is totally different. You see I had another commenter on my website who spoke of coming out of homosexuality. So there is proof that this is possible in the world today if you look for it. If you are happy with your life today then you have allowed Satan to deceive you into a temporary state that will not last very long.
Heb 11:25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Here is God’s reaction to the sin and lifestyle choices that you are making today. Here in this verse God informs us what causes people to get noticed by Him. Because Moses chose to be with the people of God He is included in the Bible as a hero of the faith. If Moses would have chosen to live sinful in Egypt for what God calls a season, God says that he would have lost out on his good eternal outcome. Sure sin has pleasure attached to it for a while. But, pleasure for a short while and torment for an eternity is a crazy choice to make. I am one of the ones that God says are His people and I have come to you with an old message of choice. You can still choose today to have your pleasures in Egypt over entering into Kingdom of God with the people of God, but your eventual outcome will be a very sad one. I’ll pray that you will make a higher choice to come out of Egypt.
(Ver 1.3) This is “Part 1” in a series of advanced Bible lessons on the subject of “What does God think of homosexuality”. This of course is a hot topic and one that is fiercely debated, even in churches. There are so many controversial subjects that people just want to ignore, because they do not want to offend anyone. I never recall Jesus avoiding any issues that were brought before Him but, I also do not recall Jesus ever directly addressing sin in any area of people’s personal lives. People need to understand what Jesus said in John 3:17. Jesus claimed that He was not sent into the world to condemn the world but through Him the world might be saved. This of course, people are very quick to point out, Jesus never said anything about homosexuality and I have even heard people try to accuse Jesus of acting like a homosexual. It is amazing how foolish people can become when they want to justify their erroneous ways and their sinful lifestyles. While Jesus rarely addressed sin, you will find that after He healed people, He would sometimes say, “now go and sin no more unless a worse thing come upon you” (John 5:14). To the woman caught in adultery Jesus said “go and sin no more” (John 8:11). So Jesus never said that sin was OK and acceptable. Jesus never justified sin, nor would He tolerate people doing everything they wanted to do. So it comes down to a question of the definition of what sin is and this varies tremendously from person to person. Some think their sin is better than someone else’s sin and thus they justify themselves to be righteous in their own eyes. The basic modern argument for homosexuality being forced down our throats is a statement that claims this is who we are. They claim that God created us this way. This is the only sin that I know of that makes these assertions. So that is why I am writing about homosexuality and not about adultry today. I have never heard someone caught in adultry say this is just who I am and you will have to accept me this way. Therefore, I am not here to discuss all types of sin today, I just want to focus in on what the Bible says about homosexuality and see if we can determine if God thinks this is a sin, based upon the Bible and not my opinion or yours.
While some people like to claim that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality they quickly forget that Jesus was God in the flesh and that He said plenty about the subject in many other parts of the Bible. While Jesus was walking the face of the earth in the flesh, you will notice that one of the only things that Jesus ever confronted was religious people who thought they knew more than He did and proclaim themselves to be better than everyone else. Self-righteousness still abounds today even in the church. We have church people protesting Homosexuals and Abortionists and in doing so, they proclaim themselves to be perfect. As a result Christians are portrayed on TV and in the news as the hate mongers. Christians are viewed as those who are hateful towards others and intolerant towards minorities. Is this what Jesus did? Didn’t Jesus tell the crowd of potential stone casters, “He that is without Sin, Cast the first stone”? I think you could legitimately change that to say, “To Him that is without Sin, Pick up your Signs and Posters and hold them up!”. It just doesn’t make much sense what people think is right to do, if you think about it. Christians should change and become more like Christ and less like those in the world. In Jesus’ lesson about fishing for men, you must conclude that you never try to clean a fish, until you first catch one. Too many people are trying to get clean fish first and then take them to God to be saved and this is not how it works.
What are Christians suppose to do? I believe that Christians should just tell the truth and that would be a great place to start. The truth is a very difficult thing to tell people sometimes, because it is not easily accepted by many who do not wish to hear it. The truth is often times rejected on purpose so as to deflect blame, shame or guilt away from their lives. While there are many who want to portray an openly gay life style with open pride today, there are equally as many who are ashamed of their ways. People do not like to tell about their childhood experiences, where a grown up abused them and did things to them that they should not have done. These are the areas of life that hurt people and cause emotional and psychological damage and people think that many times they are better left unsaid and swept under a rug somewhere. Because I do not know you, I cannot speak about you. I can only tell you about my personal experiences and you of course can believe them or not.
A male family member that I know of was molested as a child by an older male relative. I know this, because I was there. It was the middle of the night and this male relative tried to molest me too, but I was too big for him and I said leave me alone. Because I did not know what to do, I did nothing to stop him from molesting this other relative. As a result of this attack, this young male family member later turned to a homosexual life style. But, I know where it started and how it started and this was not how he was born. This is rarely talked about in the world, in the news media and on TV. That is unless it is committed by someone in the church. Then it is run up the flag pole like, look at these people who say they are Christians, they are just perverts who molest our children. Because people do not normally talk about these events in their young lives, most pretend that they never happen. What people do not understand, is many Gay men want sex with young boys and that is widely swept under the rug and never discussed. We can easily understand that being a pedophile is a sin, or at the least against the law. But we ignore the bigger problem, that there is a heart issue, a mind issue and an emotional issue that is not being addressed in the victims of these molesters.
As a teenage male growing up in America in the sexual revolution 70’s, I was targeted by older males. Satan also attempted to get me into this lifestyle. I was picked up and did not know what was happening before it happened. These guys were aware that I was under age and did not care. That is why they picked me to begin with. Being naive is both a blessing and a curse, you are kept from knowing what people really want, but when approached you are easily tricked into being somewhere you should not be. Because, I was young and naive, I was a candidate and an easy target for these predators. So how many Gays are talking about this kind of behavior openly, not any that I know of? I am very thankful to God that these creeps did not scar me for life or get me to change who I really am. I am also thankful to God for not allowing them to hurt me more than they did. People rarely talk about these kinds of things, and it is very difficult for me to even admit that I was there. I could have very easily been drawn into the deception of this wrong life style. I could have been deceived into believing that I was just like them. So I have given you my personal experiences with this issue. Gays would make sex with young males legal if they could get away with it. I would venture to say that most Gay men have been molested somewhere in their childhood and have been deceived into the lifestyle, but do not discuss it.
So the title of my blog is “What Does God Think about Homosexuality?” Just based upon what I have written, so far about my experiences what do you think that God thinks about what men do to children? Or even what women do to little girls? Do you think that it is OK, in the eyes of God? Is this how God created people to act? That of course is a very loaded set of questions. God loves everyone, but does not approve of everything that people do. It is not OK to do something’s, just because you are able to and you want to. There are many things in the world that are here, not because God created them for us, but because, man wanted them for their pleasure and self-indulgences. What does God think about “homosexuality”? Let’s look at what God says in the Bible and just see some of the examples of God’s thoughts toward the subject.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Churches, who ordain gay ministers, must ignore vast parts of the Bible. Here is God speaking about women who are making a critical mistake. God calls it “vile affections”. These are women who have sex with women for their own selfish pleasure. God calls sex “natural”, but only between a man and his wife. The natural use of a woman is not to have sex with another woman. If you do not know how to read, you can obviously make up excuses and attempt to explain away what God says very plainly. The term “vile” means indignity, shame, reproach, dishonor and disgrace. Those are some pretty strong words for something that God does not look upon with favor. The term “affections” can mean “lusts”. I will talk about this word more as we look at the next verse in the chapter:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Now it starts to become much more more obvious to what God is talking about. God is definitely saying that sex between a husband and his wife is natural. However, God says that sex between two males is a clear “error”. The term “unseemly” in this verse means “indecency” . What is indecency? We have heard the term used “indecency with a child”. That means that in the eyes of the law, you are doing something that you should not do to a little child. This can include touching them inappropriately to speaking suggestively to them, or whatever. “Indecency” in the eyes of God is what happens when a man has sex with a man. God calls it something that should not occur. It is an abuse of the specifically designed sexual reproduction principles established by God. You have heard of drug abusers and alcohol abusers, well God is calling men who have sex with other men sexual abusers. God is saying sex has a purpose and was designed in a certain way to be between a husband and wife and anything else is abuse of the design. People ignoring God’s moral standards have sought to establish their own definitions of morality. The term “error” in this verse means to be “deceived”. God is saying that men who have sex with men and women who have sex with women have been “deceived”. Who is the deceiver? Of course the deceiver is Satan. Satan has caused men and women’s minds to be tricked into believing a false reality of who they really are. If you know how to read and to look up the definitions of the words in the Strong’s Concordance you will see that I am telling you the truth.
So now let’s discuss what God says is the reason for this deception and how it works. The Bible says that these men “burned in their lust” one toward another. What does that mean? What does it mean to burn? What is lust? If you look up the word translated as “lust” in Strong’s it is very interesting. Lust means “excitement of the mind”. I have often times heard it said that the mind is the devil’s playground. This is how he is allowed to work to deceive people. Do you know that it is illegal for the devil to appear to you and try to trick you naturally? I guess I won’t go there today, but Satan uses people’s thoughts to entice them into doing things that they should never do. You know that men who molest children or just have sex with other men do not start out that way, they have done it hundreds of times in their minds before they ever act it out in the natural. Doing wrong things outwardly are all just manifestations of inward fantasies, projections and thoughts. The reality of acting out a “lust” is always the result of a previous repeated fantasy of someone’s imagination. What you continually think about, is what you will eventually do. Think wrong things, you will eventually do wrong things, this is how God designed the human mind to work. If you put the right things into your mind, you will get more positive things to come out of your mind into your actions. But, if you put Garbage into your mind, you will always get garbage out of it in what you do. Why do you think the Bible says for us to put forth an effort to “RENEW OUR MINDS”? (Rom 12:2) The renewal process of the mind means a renovation or the replacement of the old previous thoughts in your mind to think new and improved ones from God’s Word. You could call it a mind thought upgrade to think higher spiritual thoughts. By replacing the old carnal thoughts, with new spiritual thoughts we can eventually change what we do. People wonder why we have such problems in our schools and never place the blame on the fact that we have taken God and the Bible out of our schools and are now are reaping the results of producing spiritually ignorant children without morals and standards. Ok, I got off the subject, I was talking about homosexuality and how people become homosexuals and told you about your mind being the cause and then went into schools. Sorry about that. I started this paragraph speaking about lust and I need to get back on track..
Lust is a longing for, something that is highly desired to someone. Did you know if you do everything that your flesh longed for, you would be in really bad shape? Lust is something that is a normal human emotional state, but what you lust after is always the root cause of every problem. The verse in Romans was talking about the unnatural sex between people of the same sex as being a result of unnatural thoughts that were acted out. So why do some men lust for men and others do not? Why do some men lust after alcohol and some do not? The Bible says we are all carried away with different things, there are many different temptations in the world (James 1:14). For the most part, it came about from something that happened in their childhood, their parents could have been alcoholics and it was passed down. This is a factor that you should realize. The sins of the parents are often times passed to the children. Let’s change the focus and go back and see if Jesus ever said anything about homosexuality:
Mat 19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
Jesus asks a very basic question about creation and I wonder why Gay people do not see that He is talking to them. While some people say that Jesus never talked about homosexuality, I am about to prove them wrong. Jesus in effect is saying “Are you STUPID”, can’t you READ?” In the beginning did God create them MALE and MALE or FEMALE and FEMALE? Or did God create them Male and Female? Somehow, God must have changed His mind somewhere in the course of human history. I can only guess that this is that these homosexual proponents must think today! They obviously declare that God created me this way. I’m Gay because I was born Gay! The lies and the deception from Satan are very deep when it comes to this issue. People seem to think that God has changed somewhere during the last 6000 years, and the Bible clearly says that God never changes (Mal 3:6). So what do we do with Bible stories like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)? In this story two men show up at Lot’s house and the house is surrounded by the men of the city. These men demand for Lot to send the men out so that they can have sex with them. However, these men were angels and they strike the homosexuals blind and later destory the city. I guess we just ignore these stories and pretend that they are not in the Bible and let these people continue with their lie. We are just all suppose to get along and become more open and tolerant and just look the other way and pretend that it is not happening. After all God must have intended to created Adam and Steve, instead of Adam and Eve, He just made a mistake.
1Co 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
People can be exceedingly foolish, sometimes. They think you have to have overwhelming evidence to the fact of anything in the Bible in order for it to be true. Just because some people cannot find 15 to 20 Bible verses about the subject of homosexuality, they feel it is not worthy of mention and deem it to be insignificant to their view of God. However, God does not view it this way. In fact God says we only need at the minimum, two verses in the Bible to establish any truth. If you can find just two verses it is an established truth from God’s perspective. That is the Bible law of interpretation and you can ignore it, if you want to. Here is another very clear verse in 1 Corinthians and it says something that is profound if you look up the definitions of all of the words. God starts by declaring that He is talking about the “unrighteous”. Unrighteousness is the opposite of being righteous. To be “righteous” means you are in good standing with God. The Bible declares that true Christians have obtain the righteousness of God, so we know that this verse is not talking about true Christians. The word translated as “unrighteous” means “heathen” and “wicked”. So the unrighteous are clearly warned that they will not inherit the kingdom of God. The verse then goes and defines who these unrighteous people are. Most of the descriptions of these next terms are sexually based. So right there we have a major problem being presented to the church. I’ll start with the word “fornicators” and that word means “male prostitute”. Isn’t that interesting? This is someone who sells their body for the sexual pleasure of others. This word can apply to homosexual prostitutes as well as heterosexual prostitutes. But I do not see the need for most women to buy a prostitute so this is not what God is talking about, is it? Now let’s skip to the word translated as “adulterer”. The word in the Strong’s carries the “male” gender for a word that is a derogatory definition of a “male lover”. Again this is not a good word for men. Now let’s continue to the next word translated as “effeminate”, we can already see the negative implications on this word. The Strong’s defines this word as a “catamite”. A catamite is defined as a boy that is kept for the sexual pleasure of an older man. This is the definition of a homosexual and you can ignore it if you want to stay in your sinful ways, but it does not change the truth. Finally, the last Greek word in the verse tops off the list with the most plain conformation and definition, this word is translated in the KJV as “abuser of themselves with mankind”. Already we see a pattern of definitions that is clearly not an endorsement of the homosexual lifestyle. This Greek word is defined in Strong’s as a “Sodomite”. This is just so clear that those who do not want to know the truth have been blinded by Satan to not accept what God is saying to them in a clear warning. Sodomy is male sex with a male. I mean give me a break, the only way a male has sex with a male is either orally or anally. Males are not designed this way and God tells you very clearly that it is an abuse of the original sexual design of humanity. So those who want to continue to be how they say they were created will probably not change no matter how many scripture verses I give them. Gay men and women will always ignore the truth for whatever they want to do. Either they will see the truth and change or they will encounter the error of their ways for an eternity. This is what the Bible says, so accept it or choose to reject it and die in your sins, it will always be your choice. I’m sorry if I’m being very blunt, but it is time to be plain, sound a clear warning and tell the truth.
1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
We have already clearly seen the relationship of lust to homosexuality, if you do not understand the relationship of the two, then you do not want to know the truth. What is homosexuality? What is the definition of homosexuality? It is the sexual relationship of two people of the same sex. So why do people do this? The Bible calls it the lust of the flesh. To lust after flesh is said not to be of God, but is said to be of the world. God is giving you some very clear information about homosexuality in a non-direct way. If you think that you can lust after a man and be a Christian man at the same time, God says this is not of Me.
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
This is what churches are doing who let in Gay ministers. They ignore God’s truth and preach their own version of godliness. They do not want to have to change, so they change the Bible to fit what they desire. The subject of lust is widely discussed in the Bible, and you should be able to see how it applies to homosexuality. If you do not, it really doesn’t matter what God says to you anywhere, you have already made up your mind to stay where you are at. Did you know God will let you do that? God never forces anyone to change.
I could give you many, many other Bible verses on the subject that are far more direct and speak clearly on this subject, but I have gone long enough for now. I suppose I will hear some criticism about what I have written. I know there are churches in America that stand up and allow homosexual leaders to teach and preach and to be ordained as God’s chosen ones. These people have gathered together teachers who justify what they want to hear and have chosen to ignore the truth. Do not be deceived with them. If you are going to a church that promotes sin as something good, you are going to the wrong church. I always get amused at people who do not like what God says in the Bible. People like to attack the messenger and want to kill them for bringing them the bad news. God says certain things about homosexuality that will not be popular with those who wish to continue in their ways. I did give you enough information in this one blog to show you how you change what you are doing, if God is talking to you today. If you do not agree with what God says in the Bible, then I prefer not hear the words of fools and idiots, so do not leave me any negative comments. Take up your negative comments with God and not me, I did not write the Bible.
It is difficult not to have an opinion on this subject of homosexuality. We cannot go anywhere, where it is not thrown in front of us. If you have been on vacation to any of the popular destinations in our country, you have been confronted with homosexuality on every street corner. San Francisco has widely been held as the capital city of the Gay community, put we were confronted with it in Key West, Florida and even north in Martha’s Vineyard, then certain districts of New York City. We were in Orlando Florida at Disney World, one year and it just so happened to be the same time that Disney held Gay Pride Day or something like that. There are Gay Pride parades and events in every major city now and they dress up and cross dress and do as many perverted unnatural things as they want to call it all normal behavior. Very few places in the world are now not open to the blatant show of in your face sin. Almost everyone in the media, and on TV and in the Movies have come up with a direct homosexual agenda that is being rammed down the throats of God fearing Christians. The News media likes to put homosexuality in the same category as racial bigotry and hatred. I do not know how they can confuse the two issues and think we can lump these into the same level of intolerance. One is a Sin and the other is the color of someone’s Skin. Is there a difference, you bet there is. The homosexual lifestyle is portrayed as a valid alternative lifestyle on TV. Homosexuals have come out of the closets in droves in the last 50 years. Gay marriage is being pushed in every state as a violation of their rights. Acceptance and equal rights is the agenda of the Gay community. All calling for acceptance in who they say they are. This is the way we were born, this is how we are, it’s in our DNA, and so they would like to try to convince us. They are claiming to have been born with a Gay gene. Now having said all of that, I do not think Christians should go around and hold up signs, telling Gays that God Hates Them. That is idiotic and not helping anyone. Where in the Bible does it say that God hates Gays? Christians should not be in the Gay bashing or hatred realm of existence. We are to preach the good news, like Jesus did in a way that might help some. I believe that Christians are to stand up for what is right and base what we believe solely on the Bible. So have you ever read the Bible? What does it say about Homosexuality? I have not found anything favorable or tolerant about this sin, have you? However, it is still just a sin like every other sin and God views all sin in the same light, on the same level plane. One sin is not greater than another if you study your Bible, you will see that God does not rate sin in varying degrees like people do.
So if you are struggling with this issue and thinking there is no hope, you are wrong. You do not know the power of God to change the hearts and minds of people who want to change. If you want to stay where you are and do what you do, God will let you. I have given you enough information in this blog on what it takes to change. With God’s help you can do it.
If you want to go and read the next lesson in this series you may go to “Part 2“.
(Ver 1.3) This is Part 2 in an important series of Bible lessons addressing the erroneous belief of extreme “Predestination”. If you did not read “Part 1” I would highly recommend that you start there and come back to this lesson. Today I will address the erroneous philosophy of “predestination” again using the Bible. In my last blog I talked about how some believe that God intentionally hardened Pharaoh’s heart so that God could work great signs and wonders in Egypt. I guess some people think that God was just wanting to show-off! I do not know how people can get such mixed up ideas, but I guess it takes all kinds. In this blog I want to talk about another “hard saying” found in the Bible that appears on the surface to indicate that God has preselected some people and others He has purposely rejected. It appears to me that some even take it and twist this message to say that God has predestined some for salvation and others for damnation. This of course to me is clearly in error and it violates the character of God and it turns Him into something that He is not. If this was true, it would make God the Great Nazi Deity in the sky, who kills the inferior races and only selects those who are worthy or superior enought to be saved. Isn’t this what Hitler did? Is God the same as Adolf Hitler? I do not think so! What we have is a classic example of what I call “taking ‘a’ truth and trying to make it ‘the’ truth”. This is a widely popular error found throughout the church body where men choose to wrongly divide the Word of Truth in order to believe in their incorrect interpretation of the Bible. People need to realize that there is more than one truth found in the Bible and in order to correctly interpret any verse you have to take into account all of the other related verses. This of course is a very challenging problem we all face, because none of us knows every related Bible verse. Bible study is like building a house or a building. You must start with a basic firm foundation of Biblical truths to begin. If you try to build on anything else your house of interpretations will fall down too easily. So what we do is learn everything that we can about the basics and then start to build upon what we know and correctly apply these things to the new things that we learn. That is the best that any of us can do. Truth always builds upon truth yielding a sound and tight fitting construction, which will result in a structure that is not easily blown down. True Bible Interpretation is not a house of cards that can be toppled easily. So let’s look at one of these Bible verses that seem to indicate “predestination” on the surface.
Mat 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Here we have Jesus, God in the flesh speaking to us directly and you can very easily take it the wrong way. You can use your limited human mind to conclude that God is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient and therefore, whatever God wants is what happens to everyone. You can take this statement by Jesus to mean that God has chosen some and others He has rejected. I mean on the surface it really looks like this is what it could be saying. However, if you think about it more closely you will see that interpretation is a house of cards. You see why would God call “Many” and only choose a “Few”? If God was only going to select a very few, you would think that God would already know who was going to be selected and not bother calling those that would not be selected! Don’t you think that makes logical sense? Why even call them if they are not being selected? That would make God a teaser and a tempter. Hang some bait out in front of someone and then yanking it away right before they get to it. Sorry, you were not selected! Is that your God? That is not my God, so either we have different Gods or one of us is deceived! However, there are other hard sayings found in the Bible that are equally hard to accept on the surface and here is one of them:
Rom 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
This is a difficult verse on the surface. How can God choose one son over another? You could take this as a predestination act of God, if you wanted to. The verse before this one says that while the children were still innocent and were even still in the womb, that God said the “elder shall serve the younger”. What people do not realize is there is a major difference between “predestination” and “foreknowledge”. There is a major difference between causing something to happen and knowing what will happen. God clearly tells us that He makes known the end from the beginning. Is this because God has predestined the end, or is this because God lives outside of the dimension of time and can forsee the end results. I personally believe that God can see the end and this is what He reports, especially when it comes to the knowledge of what people will do like Jacob and Esau. God already knew the character traits of each child and what they would do and what they would not do. However, “predestination” would dictate that God predetermined what each child was purposed for and preselected one and rejected the other. In other words in the “predestination” theology man plays no role in who God selects. I talked about God being the great puppet master in the sky, pulling everyone’s strings making them do this or that depending on what God wants done at that time. This is a common religious philosophy that is widely taught in some churches. These people subscribe to a “no fault” religion. They believe whatever happens to them in life, it is just not their fault! They did not do anything to cause it and they could do nothing to stop it! That is very ignorant to believe like that, but many people do it any way! After all it relieves them of any responsibility or accountability for what they do.
So why would God choose Jacob and not Esau? If you recall Esau ended up selling his birthright. Jacob probably did some unethical tricks to get his father’s blessing but nonetheless Jacob has became the rightful heir to his father’s name and fortune. You also have to realize that Jacob and Esau and this story is a spiritual foreshadowing of events to come. This story has parallels in the natural that are patterns and types of what God was going to do in the spiritual realm. Jacob is a type of Jesus Christ. I believe Esau is a type of Adam, Jesus Christ’s older brother. But, I know I do not have time to teach this and I probably already opened a can of worms that is causing some readers to draw back, so I’ll stop there for now. What we must realize is that Jacob was selected by God, because of what Esau had decided and the actions that he had chosen. People play a role in what God does through people more than most people realize. What people want and desire, what people think, what people say and do all play a key role in whether God is able to use them. If you want to live in sin and be mightily used by God, guess what, God is not going to hesitate to look for someone else. You are the determining factor to whether God is able to use you!
So why would God hate one son and love another? What does God hate? Let’s look in the Bible for the answer to that important question:
Deu 16:22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth.
It would appear that God hates it when people serve false gods and idols. Hate is a very strong word. If God hates something it must be very bad. Do you think that Esau could have been involved with another god or idol? Do you know that it is exactly possible, here is another verse that speaks about Esau found in the New Testament:
Heb 12:16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
This verse in Hebrews is interesting, isn’t it? The verse is talking about “fornicators”. In the Greek this word means “male prostitutes”. Because Esau compramised his integrity and sold his birth right God selected Jacob. You should use your Bible search program and go through and study the verses you can find out about “Esau” for there are many references in the Bible to him. He is a natural type of something in the spiritual realm that God hates. But, also look for verses that refer to “Edom” for this is the nation of children that came from Esau and see what God says about them. It is a fascinating study. Maybe after you read all of these verses you can begin to see why I believe that Esau represents Adam and Satan.
So let’s move on to some verses found in the Bible that directly challenges the theory of “predestination”. These verses will cause a conflict that must be resolved in order to correctly interpret the Bible. I’ll start with one in Proverbs:
Pro 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
You see on the surface you ask, why is this verse related to our subject and that is why the Bible is so difficult to understand for many. They just don’t put the pieces of the puzzle together correctly so they end up confused and wrong. This verse ends in a statement that a judge should be fair to everyone. If a judge gave one man a 10 year sentence and let another man off for no time for the exact same crime, would that be fair to the one that got 10 years? Does God have mercy on some people like this and others He does not let off the hook and throws them into hell? Isn’t God the Supreme Judge of the Universe? So does God judge differently than you should? Why do you think that God came to the earth in the flesh in the first place? I believe it was to set an example that we should follow. So we should be attempting to become just like God? I believe that we are. So if God tells us to judge without respect to persons, God is already this way! Do you get it?
Act 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
So God tells us what Peter the Apostle discovered. Peter says that God shows no “respect of person”. This Greek word has the following definition from the Strong’s:
From G4381; to favor an individual, that is, show partiality: – have respect to persons.
This Greek word is pretty clear in its definition. To be partial to someone means you look favorably towards them. It means you place a higher preference or priority upon one than the other. It means you esteem some and look down upon others. This is the Bible definition to having “respect of persons”. It is clear that this is not an attitude that we should possess towards anyone. But, that doesn’t mean we should accept everyone as they are either. If you do, you will have to let your pedophile teachers, teach your Sunday school classes and that would be crazy wouldn’t it?
Rom 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Unless you are spiritually blind you cannot read a verse like this and still believe in the philosophy of “predestination”. This verse clearly says that God does not show favoritism towards anyone. God does not play favorites. God does not grant favors to anyone. God is fair and treats everyone the same or God is being unfair. You of course can ask a lot of questions and refuse to believe that this applies to God, but you would be failing to see what God is saying in the Bible and that is a huge mistake. So God has said for us to be fair towards everyone, because I am fair to everyone. So what is the determining factor of why God chooses one and not the other? As we saw with Jacob and Esau, it had more to do with what they did and not so much with God forcing the decision. Here is another interesting verse that is certainly relevant to our subject of “predestination”.
Luk 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Jesus is at Mary and Martha’s house teaching and Martha comes to Jesus and complains that her sister is not helping fix the food for everyone. What was God’s response to this question? Did God say, “Mary I have chosen her and not you, I have done all of this for a purpose and a plan that you do not understand”? You see that would be a true “predestination” theologian’s viewpoint. Fortunately for us God did not say this. But, God says “Mary has chosen to hear the good things and I will not take it from her”. It appears that Martha could have chosen the same thing that Mary chose and asked Jesus to feed them when they all got hungry, but she didn’t do that. Jesus seemed to think that Mary’s choice was better than Martha’s choice, can’t you see the difference? Did what Mary choose to do affect her personally and the results that she got? Did what Martha choose to do affect her personally and the results that she got? The answer to both of these quesdtions is, YES! The decisions people make are directly involved in God’s ability to use them and that determines what they get. People have more to do with what God does, than they can possibly imagine.
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Apparently God wants to come in and have dinner with you! If God wants in the door, do you think that God is not powerful enough to come in? Why would the omnipotent God be standing on the outside knocking if He really just wanted to come in to eat with you? The answer to that question is because God is a Divince Gentleman. God will not force anyone into anything. They must choose to open the door to let Him in. Do you see how ignorant people can get with their invented religious ideas that God is in control of everything that happens to a man, to his house and him opening the door to let God in? If God was in complete control He wouldn’t be knocking and waiting for someone to let Him in would He? God is God and He is all powerful, but He does not violate your freewill choice. God will not force you to open the door to your heart and let Him in. You have the responsibility to open the door and invite Him in. If you do not do this, God is a perfect gentleman and will not kick the door down like a thief or a robber.
Let me end this blog with this new and different perspective to the subject of predestination. Many times people do not think when they read the Bible so here is something new to consider. If God only chooses some why does this Bible verse say what it says?
Psa 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
You see you can very easily read a verse like this and completely miss what it says and think that it does not apply to anyone or anything. However, Jesus thought it was important enough and says this about it:
Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
So what does this have to do with predestination? It is because you do not see, that you do not understand. This verse says everyone’s name was written down in the “Lambs book of Life“, but that some of these names have now been blotted out. In other words, God expected everyone to be saved, but obviously there are many who did not accept the free gift. You see God did not write your name in the “book of life” after you got saved. The Lamb’s book of life had every name of every human that was supposed to be here on this planet already enter into it. We can therefore conclude that God wanted everyone to be saved and those that overcame are the only ones that their names now remain in the book. So if God predestined anything or anyone, God predestined everyone to succeed and to be saved, but some chose to reject God’s plan and do their own thing. The word “Blot Out” means that the name was already there and removed or covered over using “God’s Whiteout”. People who are young do not understand the concept of “whiteout”, but those who are older do, before computers were around people would type pages manually and have to cover mistakes up with a white liquid paper product. I think you can still buy this product, but I doubt if it is very widely used for anything. This is however, the concept given to us in Word of God. God writes every name in the Lamb’s book of life and then depending upon their actions and decisions, God is forced to remove their name, if they so choose. It is truly amazing what the Bible says when you can see it! God Bless you and may you be blessed with the knowledge of Him that freely gives us all things!
If you would like to continue to read about this subject you can go to “Part 3“.
(Ver 1.2) Today is a basic Bible lesson about the trinity of God or we could also say the revealed triune nature of God. I generally do not teach Bible Basics, but I realize that not everyone knows everything and there are new Christians coming into God’s family every day that need to learn the basics. So I will occasionally teach on basic Bible concepts that everyone should become intimately familiar with. By building a strong foundation on the Word of God, you are better able to defend your faith to others who may raise questions to why you have chosen to believe the Bible. Plus if you do not know anything the Bible says you are not able to share with others to help them enter into the truth. So today I want to introduce another basic foundational Bible concept. How can one God be viewed three different ways? It is really not too difficult to understand these three personalities of God, if you research them in your Bible. They are easily seen, frequently named and only ignored by the people who do not want to accept them. God is called first and foremost a spirit (John 4:24). Therefore every other minifestation of God must originate from His Spirit. You see one manifestation of God is just a title for the Spirit of God. God the Father is just His title or a name for the Spirit of God who procreates and has children. God is the Father of all spiritual beings (Heb 12:9). If you have a spirit (and you do), it came from God’s Spirit. This designation delates the responsibility of spirits to the Father God. Then there is God the Son. This manifestation of God occurred when the Spirit of God came upon Mary the virgin and she conceived a male child named Jesus (Luke 1:35). The body of Jesus came about as a union of the Seed of the Spirit of God and the egg in Mary’s womb. The combination of these two produced a child that was not God, but yet had the Spirit of God in Him. It is really rather confusing, if you get technical about it. You see the Bible says that No Man has ever seen God (1 Jn 4:12). But, we know many men and women saw Jesus Christ when He was here on earth. But, they technically all just saw the body that contained the Spirit of God and they never actually saw God. The plot thickens however, because Jesus did say “when you have seen me, you have seen the Father” (Jn 14:7). So Jesus did not separate Himself from the Father at any time. Jesus repeatedly said that He and His Father were One (Jn 10:30). So when Jesus walked the face of the earth and spoke to the people, whatever He said was God speaking, because Jesus was God in the flesh. Or we could also say the Spirit of God was in the flesh of Jesus. I think I will begin this lesson by establishing Bible verses that clearly declares that there is only one true God who created everything.
Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
This is a classic verse written in the Law of Moses. God declares that He is One Lord! The children of Israel widely accepted this verse and believe in this One Lord! However, when He visited them personally in the flesh, they put Him to death on a cross. Why didn’t they recognize their God? That is an obviously good question to consider. It seems the Nation of Israel is still stumbling over the same things as they did back then. I have talked to Jews and they hate Christians and put them down as a false religion. Little do they know they are the one in the false religion now.
Mar 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
Jesus, who was God in the flesh did not contradict the Old Testament law, but further confirmed that there was only one Lord God. Many times people have a tendency to limit what God can do and put God in their religious box. God can do some very radically different things other than what you can think of with your simple natural mind. In fact God has already done some very radical things that we are just now discovering in the Bible. But, these people in Jesus’ day did not recognize their God, because they did not expect Him to be standing in front of them in this form. I guess they had read about God in the burning bush, or in the cloud on top of the mountain meeting with Moses and they think that this is the way God always talks to men. So heaven forbid if God does something so new or radically different to come in person in the flesh and stand before them and speak! That just doesn’t make any sense, does it? Of course the Jews were not privy to all of the facts either. They did not know that the angel Gabriel had visited Mary and said that she a virgin, would conceive a child by the Spirit of God. They were not privileged to know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the city of David and the prophesied birth place of the Messiah. The Jews only knew that Jesus was a man from Samaria and a city of Nazareth. They understood how, He had grown up like every other child in the region and nothing appeared to be different or unique about him. They assumed Jesus was just like the other children in the family of Joseph and Mary and no different than His brothers or His sisters. The Jews made wrong assumptions and never attempted to find out the truth by asking relevant questions. They were deceived by Satan and they killed the God of their salvation. Thank God, they did because we now are saved because of it. Obviously, God knew how they would react and what they would do, since He purposely chose this specific time in human history to be born into the world.
Mar 12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
Here is a verse of scripture that confirms what the Jews believed. They knew that the Bible said there was only One True God! This scribe declares that there are no other true gods except Him. But, yet he was talking to him personally and never saw it either. That to me is a very sad story.
Jas 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
The devils and Satan know there is one God! They are extremely fearful of Him. In fact they are doing everything they can legally do to try to keep the plan of God from coming to pass. It is funny how many men and women in the world are so passive toward God. They could care less if there is a God, they are consumed with their own agendas. People’s priorities sure need to change, don’t you think?
Mal 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
Here is an interesting verse of scripture. It tells us that there is one true Father God. Then it also says there is only One True God who created us! The Bible is a very complex book and tells us many things that are difficult to wrap our minds around. The trinity of God is one of these concepts that is difficult to fully grasp. How can one God be manifested in various ways using different names and titles? You see this verse calls God the One Father, but yet Jesus in John 8, in talking to the Jews said “ye are of your father the devil”. So obviously Jesus did not see them as his true spiritual brothers. Jesus clearly said that He had a different spiritual Father than they did. This partly demonstrates an ongoing problem of many religions in the world today. The Jews thought that God was their father, but Jesus declared something that was completely different than what they thought. So they were wrong and Jesus was right. Many people today want to be all inclusive and say every religion is just another path to the same god. But, they are also wrong.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
You see the Bible declares something very different than what people think. That is why Christians are many times accused of being narrow minded. Those who see the truth, know that there are not many paths that lead to God. For example, this verse in 1 Timothy declares the opposite. God says there is only one path way to God and that is through the man Christ Jesus. The Messiah Jesus was God in the flesh! God came to the earth personally to accomplish everything that He needed to accomplish and He did it personally to insure that it was done correctly. The term “mediator” is an interesting Greek word so let’s look up the definition and see what it reveals:
From G3319; a go between, that is, (simply) an internunciator, or (by implication) a reconciler (intercessor): – mediator.
The word “internunciator” carries a meaning of someone who speaks on the behalf of someone else. “Inter” can mean between and “nunciator” is someone who speaks. So Jesus became the one in between man and God who is authorized to speak to each party legally. So a “mediator” is someone who is also a go between the two parties often times in a legal battle. Both of these titles fit the situation the human race was in. We needed someone to plead our case for us, because we did not have a legitimate case without this help. God provided Himself an intercessor, a spokesman for the human race when we had no chance of salvation. Because God became a man, every man and woman now has a chance to talk with God personally. Humans were incapable of saving themselves and we were in dire straits without a hope of any future. God provided the way out of our dilemma, before we ever understood what a dilemma we were in.
You cannot be narrow minded when you read the Bible, if you are you will not be able to accept some of the radical concepts that God introduces you to. God is One God, but comes to us in different ways. The Bible says that No Man has ever seen God, but that doesn’t mean we cannot know Him. God being a Spirit, makes it difficult for natural men and women to grasp all of the hidden qualities of His personalities. What we must do is become open to what God wants to do and realize that whatever He does will probably be different than anything we could have imagined. Learn the lesson of the Jews who did not recognize their God when He chose to walk in their presence in the flesh. You see the Bible says God is not a Man! But, that does not mean that God cannot become a man if He chooses to do so. Jesus Christ is a body that contains the Spirit of God, but I do not believe that this body limits God in His spiritual form to only the body of Jesus. In fact the Bible clearly tells us that every Believer who has accepted Jesus as their Lord now has the Spirit of God living on the inside of them. So obviously God is bigger than the body of Jesus Christ alone. Part of God is in me right now! If you are a believer, then part of the Spirit of God is also in you! Because the Jews put limits upon God and would not let Him out of their box, they were unable to see Him clearly. Do not be guilty of putting God in your box and miss Him either!
1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
There are so many verses that declare and name God as being One! This verse speaks of two parts of the trinity as both being this One God. God the Father, is the father. But, Jesus Christ, the Son of God is also this same One Lord! This One Lord Jesus Christ created all things. So you cannot separate the two manifestations of God and say they are two different Gods, they are just two personalities of the same One True God.
1Jn 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
This is one of the greatest scriptures in the Bible directly naming all “three” members of the trinity and calling them all One! However, the Son of God is called the Word of God and that is a revelation that you need to get a hold of. In John the 1st chapter, God tells us that God and the Word are one in the same. Then in verse 14, God tells us that the “Word became flesh and dwelt among us”. So we can now begin to understand how God could become a man in the flesh and still be God Almighty. I guess I should address the fact that this verse is widely reported to be false because it is not found in every manuscript. However, this is the ploy of Satan to attempt to delete these words to cause doubts in the minds of people. You see you can find this basic information in several other verses in the Bible and therefore I am confident in their truth. Check in John 5:37 and see God the Father being a witness of God the Son. Read about Jesus being called the Word of God in Revelation 19:13. Look at 1 John 4:14 where it speaks of God the Father and God the Son. Look at John 15:26 where Jesus the Son of God describes the Spirit of God coming forth from the Father God to “testify” of the truth of Jesus. A witness is always someone who testifies so again we see the trinity in very revealed self-evident terms. There are many verses in the Bible like this but I’m not going to do all of your Bible study for you, so you go and search and find them.
So this has just been a simple introduction to the subject of the trinity of God. I concentrated mostly on scriptures that declare that God is One True God. But, I also introduced you to that fact that God can do things differently if He wants to. It is interesting that God always worked in the Old Testament through a mediator, a go between. Either Moses, or another prophet would go to God and get the message that He wanted them to hear. God used this principle of a go between for hundreds of years. But, when God became the “go between” in the form of Jesus Christ, they wanted nothing to do with him. God did something the same way that He had always done it, but implemented it in a different way and they automatically rejected Him because He was so different than what they thought. Jesus Christ became the Moses of His day on earth and God’s own people refused to listen to Him. I guess being “narrow minded” applies to many people in the world. Everyone thinks they know what they need to know and when God does something different, we like to criticize it and brand it as a false teaching. What the Jews should have done was to search the scriptures and find out what God was going to do and then verify if what Jesus said went along with it. Instead of thinking they knew what was right and what was wrong, they should have been open to the truth. We as Christians also need to search our Bibles and see what God is going to do and remain open to Him potentially doing something that we did not expect Him to do.
Finally, the Bible says that Satan will do everything that he can to deny the deity of Christ. The antichrist we are told in 1 John 2:22 will deny that Jesus is the Christ. It goes on to say that this antichrist will deny the existence of both the Father and the Son. There is a major reason for this denial, which I cannot get into today in this lesson. If it were not important God would not have warned you about this. It is clear to me that Satan will do everything in his power to deny the trinity of God and will cause many people to fall into deception to believe this lie that there is not a trinity. You need to understand that this is why it is important to know and study this subject so that even you will not be deceived when this occurs.
(Ver 2.1) Did you know that God is waiting for specific things to occur before Jesus comes back? If you did not know this you could be a potential hindrance to when Jesus comes back. I know that doesn’t sit well with a lot of religious minded people. People widely believe that God is sovereign and because God is sovereign they believe that He also gets whatever He wants, whenever He wants it. Nothing happens they believe unless God commits it or permits it. If this was the way God really was, He would remind me more of an immature two year old who always wants their way and screams when they do not get it. I do not think God acts like a two year old. A two year old has no patience! But, God is described to be the God of Patience in Romans 15:5. You do understand that if God was not waiting for anything to happen, then God would have no need for the virture of “Patience”, right? The association of God with the term Patience reveals that God waits for things to occur and that He does not cause these things to occur. Of course it is more complex than this, because even the farmer has patience for his crops, but yet he is the one that planted the seeds to cause the predetermined future outcome of his crop. This is really a better anaology for God’s patience also. God awaits for His outcomes to come to maturity that He has planted and we will see this more clearly as we continue through this lesson. I hope that you understand what I just said about the concepts of paitiece and what the word means. You see, I do believe that God is sovereign, but I also believe that God has character, morals and principles that place self imposed limitations upon Himself to what He does and when He does it. This is called self-control and this is a clear sign of physical and spiritual maturity. Patience is also a Christian developed attribute or fruit that God is awainting to manifest in all of us.
There is a popular church doctrine called preminence that states Christ’s return is emminent and at hand. Meaning there are no scriptures left to be fulfilled in all of Bible prophecy for His soon return. There is two erroneous assumptions dictated in this doctrine. The first problem is that you assume that you know and understand every Bible prophecy and this is clearly a mistake from someone who has raised themselves beyond where they are presently in spiritual knowledge. No one but God knows every prophecy and understands them all. Are you God? Then there are the verses in the Bible like the ones that I’m going to give you today, that these types of teachers must explain away or ignore completely to hold fast to their doctrine of preimence. So what does the Bible tell us are the certain specific things that God is patiently waiting for to happen before Jesus returns? Today I am going to discuss three things that God is waiting for. When I read verses like these, I ask myself, if God wanted them to happen, why doesn’t He just make them happen? That of course is an excellent question. Apparently God is not in total control of everything like some people think He is. Before we start let’s define waiting. What is waiting?
WAITING: remaining inactive in one place while expecting something to happen
According to this defintion , the word waiting means to sit inactive in one place while expecting something to happen. Does God do this? To think of God being inactive blows my mind, and I know it is hard for people to conceptualize. However, you might be surprised that God does do this. You should actually read your Bible more closely and pay attention to find out what God does and what God doesn’t do instead of just assuming you know.
1. GOD WAITS FOR THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH
Let’s look at an important verse found in the book of James that clearly tells us something that God is patiently waiting for, before Jesus returns to the earth:
Jas 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
What is this precious fruit of the earth that God is waiting for? This verse is clearly saying God is waiting for something in relationship to a prerequisite requirement that must occur before Jesus’ return. You do realize that God is the husbandman in this symbolic filled verse? One interpretation for this verse is telling us that God is waiting for people to get saved before Jesus returns. God wants everyone to get saved according to 2 Peter 3:9. If you read 2 Peter 3:9 you will find the word “longsuffering” associated with God and this is again referring to God’s great patience in waiting. If God wants everyone to be saved, why isn’t everyone saved already? Apparently it is up to others to go tell people so that they can get saved. Apparently people have to accept the free gift of salvation. So apparently God has done everything that He is going to do to get people saved and He is now waiting on us to go into all the world and preach the gospel (Mk 16:15). This verse in James tells us that God has “long patience”. Did you know that patience is a sign of maturity? If you do not make people do the right thing, then sometimes it takes patients to give people the opportunity to learn to do the right thing. This is one of the greatest qualities of the Omnipotent God! God wants people to get saved, but will not force anyone into making this decision. So God is waiting with great patience for as many people to get saved as can. There are many days on earth I look around and see all of the evil things going on and ask God “What about today? Send Jesus back today!”. But, I know there are so many more people who can be saved if we try to reach them.
The salvation process is also being called a farming process. A husbandman is the owner of a field where a crop was planted. The husbandman plants specific seeds into the field that He desires to see grow to produce specific mature crops and this created process always requires time to develop. What does a farmer do after planting his crop? Mostly a farmer waits for the crop to come up. This is an inactive time befor the coming harvest season. Is God’s crop ripe yet? Has this planted crop fully matured? You do know that the harvest season is upon us?
2. GOD WAITS FOR HIS ENEMIES TO BE MADE HIS FOOTSTOOL
So we have seen that God has long patience and can wait for what He wants to happen without forcing them to happen. What else is God waiting for, before Jesus comes back? In this next verse God informs us of something that is potentially controversial, yet I still believe what it says:
Heb 10:13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
God is waiting for His enemies to put under His feet. A footstool is where you put your feet to rest them. The coming time of rest is a 1000 year millennial time period that corresponds to the 7th day of creation when God rested from His work in Genesis 1 and 2. God expects His enemies to be made His footstool before this happens. Where are God’s feet? The feet are in the body of Christ. Christ is the head, but the church is the body of Christ so where is God’s feet? Who are God’s enemies that He is expecting to be under our feet? It is Satan and his demonic host of angels. God expects them to be placed under our feet. Jesus will not return until this happens and I know that is a very controversial part of my blog. I have heard many preachers claim that Satan was put under foot by Jesus on the cross. However, the Bible has so much more to say about that and I will not attempt to elaborate on all of these verses in this blog. If you desire to learn more about this you can read my blog on “The Seed of the Woman, The Seed of the Serpent“. So the Bible says God is waiting for His enemies to be made His footstool, when is this going to happen? How is this going to happen? What is God waiting for, is it you again? I’ll give you a very quick overview to help get you started:
Rom 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
I will close this section with this verse helping to prove Satan is not underfoot yet. At the time of the writing of this book of the Bible, the Apostle Paul claimed that Satan’s head was not yet bruised. Paul wrote this well after Jesus was raised from the dead and had returned to heaven. The majority of preachers today teach that Jesus was the seed of the woman that bruised the head of Satan, but they have to ignore Romans 16:20 to adhere to that interpretation and that is a major problem. Therefore we can easily understand that Satan has not yet had his head bruised. If you recall this was a prophecy that God made in Genesis 3 speaking to Satan. God told Satan that the woman and her seed would bruise his head. Who is this prophetical woman and what is her seed? If you read the Bible study above you have a good idea already that this is the church body. The church is the bride of Christ called the coming woman in Genesis 3:15 and she is the woman that will bruise the head of the serpent.
3. GOD IS WAITING FOR THE MATURITY OF THE CHURCH
We are now at the third thing that God is waiting for before Jesus comes back. Again, we have more controversy with these verses, because they are difficult for many immature Christians to accept. It is many times like discussing Algebra with a 4 year old. They are just not ready to accept it and do not have the basic understanding of all of the necessary subjects to discuss these advanced topics. Nevertheless, here I go and I hope you will understand it:
Gal 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Gal 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
There is a parallel being given to us in these two verses of scriptures. They state that a child is not ready to rule until he or she has grown up and matured. As long as they are still a child, it says they are no different than a servant, even though they are ruler of everything. Children require teachers and governors so they do not hurt themselves or others either by accident or on purpose. Children do not have the maturity God is looking for to put His enemies under His feet. God is waiting for the church to grow up and to become mature. Quit bickering and fighting over trivial childish things and become a mature Christian. The church is the joint heirs with Christ that this verse is paralleling. Even though we are these heirs, many Christians are still developing and in need of maturation. God is waiting for us to grow up.
Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
God is waiting for the manifestation of His children. Even as a natural child is born physically and needs constant care and attention, over time they begin to develop skills that allow them to take more and more responsibility over what they do and how they do it. This is a natural process that corresponds to a spiritual process that God is trying to get us to see and understand.
1Co 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
In this verse God says that He could not talk to the people in Corinth about spiritual things, because of their immaturity. God is saying that every Christian starts as a baby Christian, but He expects them to grow up and mature. An immature Christian is mostly concerned with carnal or natural things. A mature Christian is more concerned with spiritual things. This is one of the signs of maturity in the body of Christ. Where does this put you in the spiritual growth chart?
Heb 5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
God’s word is spiritual growth food for your spirit. But, this spiritual food comes in two extremes of basic milk formula for children and strong meat for mature Christians. A new baby Christian requires to focus on the very basic milk concepts of God’s word in order to grow. God’s word has both basic milk simple subjects and complex advanced meat meat subjects. These advanced topics are the strong meat that God is referring to and a baby Christian will choke if you try to feed them these subjects. Just like little natural babies cannot eat any solid food for many months, spiritual babies cannot understand the strong meat of God’s word. Natural babies are introduced to small quantities of soft non-milk food and they eventually will develop enough to be able to eat anything. This makes it very difficult to teach any subject, since we are all in varying stages of spiritual development. I have a tendency to teach advanced subjects, but some people do not understand them simply because of where they are in their spiritual growth.
1Co 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
So if you are like me, we are all waiting for Jesus to come back and take us out of here, but who is waiting for who? You have to ask yourself what can I do to help this process along. Is there anything God is needing me to do today? Do I need to grow up and become more spiritually aware? Do I need to mature spiritually? Do I need to do anything to allow God to put His enemies under my feet? Do I need to go and tell someone about Jesus today? Do I have anything to do with when the return of Jesus is? I hope that you see that you do. Share this lesson with your friends today to help them grow and learn that there are things that God is waiting on patiently before Jesus returns for us and by us cooperating we could help God end this thing more quickly. God Bless you and thanks for reading my Bible lesson today.
(ver 1.2) This is Part 4 in the series of lessons on what God thinks about abortion and if you have not read it from the beginning I would suggest that you go and start with “Part 1“. I don’t know if this will be my last blog on this subject or not. There is really much more to learn. However, there are also many other subjects in the Bible. I do believe that this subject is one of the most important subjects in the heart of God that we should understand clearly. If God can’t stop people from killing their own children, that He is trying to send into this world, then He has a major problem that will be solved some day and you probably won’t like His solution. Right there I probably just said several things that offended someone. God not able to do something is just inconceivable. However the Bible says this on the Subject of Abortion:
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing therefore choose life that both thou and thy seed may live:
So is this verse about abortion, sure it is. These are the words of God and this is what He said to you and me about abortion. He told us that the choice was in our hands and it was our responsibility for the well being of not only us, but our children. If God told you personally, that you could choose to live or to die, then makes this recommendation, “Choose Life!”, what would you do? Notice however, God can only make recommendations for what you choose to do. God doesn’t make the decisions for you. You will find this to be a common theme though out the Bible. God is not a puppet master controlling what you decide to do. God makes some very strong recommendations and many times gives you the consequences to wrong choices, but God never forces you to choose life. He will let you kill your baby. Even though He gave you that child for a purpose and had a great plan for that child in the world.
I don’t really know how people can read verses like these and not understand them, but I guess if it doesn’t go along with their current thought process or their current belief system, they just ignore them and pretend they are not relevant or they don’t exist. These words spoken by God are not unique and they apply to every person. If you think they don’t, then God clearly lies and shows favoritism toward only a few certain people.
Psalm 22:9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breast.
Psalm 22:10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.
Isaiah 49:1 Listen O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hat called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
If God knew this man’s name before he was born, then he knows every child’s name while they are still in their mother’s womb. God even knows the names of the children that were aborted. I know that will not sit well with a lot of people, but I didn’t say it the Bible said it and I go along with those words and I don’t really care what you think about it at all.
I read this next scripture and it really struck a chord with me. It sounded so much like what we are experiencing in this nation right now. We have a government system that is probably one of the greatest on the entire planet. However, even our system in the wrong hands can cause a lot of problems. We have a political system controlled right now by a group of people that have deceived a majority of the nation into believing that what they represent is good and right. Some of these even call themselves Christians. But in my book a Christian is someone that follows Christ and therefore would only do what he says to do. Jesus made this statement, “you will know them by their fruit”. What that means is obviously open to interpretation to some degree and what some might call fruit I wonder what God thinks about their fruit?
Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not out Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
We have developed a generation of people that qualify to be easily deceived. Why are they so easily deceived, I believe it is because of the removal of God from the classroom and it is the gradual slow methodological introduction to decaying morals and principles. We have political leaders today that speak of things in subtle ways that twist things around and make good seem evil and evil seem good. I heard this term on television given by one of these leaders and it was welcoming people to the “Democratic Values”. They were welcoming a new convert that recently changed political parties. I mean to put the words “Democrat” and “Values” together in the same sentence is an oxymoronic attempt at establishing what they consider as an acceptable alternative life style. They want to speak and profess a view to include every lifestyle and behavior no matter how perverse. They strive to seek “common ground” with every point of view no matter how extreme and wish to be acceptable to every immoral act.
Some would probably say that I’m a Republican and think we should all vote this for the right. But I’m not saying that at all. With all of the sex scandals in Washington D.C. on the Republican and Democratic sides, it has become increasingly difficult to know wno to vote for. I realize that nobody is perfect, but it seems in today’s elections we are voting for the lesser of two evils. The lack of true Christian participation in our political process is pretty sad.
I’ll get off the political soap box and go back to the subject at hand. There are too many people in the world that refuse to recognize the significance of human life at conception. Most of them are all for human rights except for those who are unable to vote or speak for themselves. An incredible number of defenseless unborn children are being murdered and terminated on a daily basis around the world and they claim that it is the woman’s right to choose that would be violated if they didn’t allow this to happen.
The logic behind this reasoning is idiotic. No one addresses the real issue, they only want to treat the symptoms of the problem. The root of every problem is spiritual in nature and this issue is of course no different. Why is it permissible for a woman to murder her baby before it is born and it is not permissible after it is born? For some reason certain individuals have reasoned that one is acceptable and the other one is not. I guess they think that because the child has not yet breathed a breath of air or ate a natural meal that it is therefore not a legitimate life form. They call it NOT “Viable”; a form of life that is not really a complete self sufficient life form. You know with that kind of thinking and logic why is it not OK to kill new born babies? They don’t have the ability to be self-sufficient or the ability to care for themselves. Babies when they are born are totally dependent upon the mother to sustain them, feed them and nurture them in order that he or she can grow and develop. It takes years before a child is self-sufficient. Why is it not OK to kill these children, if they can’t take care of themselves and you don’t want them. You see the only difference between these two children is we have laws that protect them after they born and no laws that protect them before they are born. People’s logic and justification for abortion is pretty crazy.
So what is the cause for babies? If there was not a baby to abort there would be no issue to discuss, would there? So what is the root cause for babies? It is really a very simple answer, sex. People want the opportunity to have sex with whom ever they want, when ever they want and there be absolutely no consequences to their actions. I learned in science and physics classes that there is always a cause and an effect. If you see waves in a pool, you know somebody threw something in to cause the waves. Something happens that causes something else to result. God didn’t make things that complicated that we can’t figure this kind of stuff out. People these days want to approach pregnancy as the problem and not sex. They are wanting to solve the problem by killing the child that resulted. They ignore the real problem because they like that part of it. After all you can’t stop teens from having sex, can you? So it really comes down to a sin issue. People want the pleasures of sex but not the responsibility or the consequences of sex. You see a woman does have a right to choose and make a choice but it is not after the fact when they are faced with the consequences to their previous decisions and actions. It ‘s too late after there is a child to determine do I want a child? When you are pregnant you already have a child no matter how long you have been pregnant, one day or 9 months time doesn’t matter to God.
So far that may sound good to some and to a great number of others, it probably turned them off. After all it sounds like my opinion on the subject and my opinion on the subject matters the same as your opinion on the subject, ZERO! The problem with politicians today is they have an opinion and it is usually slanted towards their prospective voters that elect them into office. You see they let popular opinion determine what is right and what is wrong. I would ask you this simple question, do you think it matters to GOD what you think about abortion? Is GOD swayed by popular opinion or pressure from the left or from the right? Is God changing his mind on the value of human life because people can now create test tube babies and manipulate DNA and other characteristics scientifically. Does the advances in medical sciences change God’s opinion on what people should do or not do? I assume most think that God doesn’t care what they do. Someday they will be very surprised to find out that He cared more than they could ever conceive of in their mind.
(Ver 1.2) I’ve been going through the Bible on the subject of abortion. Specifically in relation to what God thinks about this subject and not the opinions of men. This is now Part 3 in the series so if you have not read these lessons from the beginning I would suggest that you go back and start reading with “Part 1“. So what else does the Bible say about what God thinks about abortion? Obviously we saw some significant things in previous blogs in Judges, even though it is not obvious until you study it that it is related to the subject. But once you see it and understand it, then no one can take it away from you or deceive you into believing a lie. The Bible says in the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every word be established (2 Cor 13:1). So we don’t take a single scripture and make it a theological doctrine, but if we can find more than one verse that says the same thing you better take it to heart. I found another good example given to us in Genesis with the story of Isaac and Rebecca.
Genesis 25:21 And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him and Rebekah his wife conceived.
I read this verse and saw several similarities to the first scriptures that I gave you in Judges. Here we have a story of a woman who was barren, never able to have a child but yet wanted one. Isaac prays to God and his wife conceives. So where did the child come from? Was it from God? If this child is from God, is every child from God? If that is true, who are you to terminate him or her? You should really think about that a long time.
Genesis 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the LORD.
This time it is not one child but twins, two children. Did you notice that in verse 22 of Genesis 25, it calls them children even before they are born? They are still within their mother’s womb and God calls them children. Not a fetus, not a potential life form, not a future or potential child, children the same title given to babies that are born. If God calls them children, who are we to call them anything else? This is of course a plan of Satan, call something by a different name, call it a fetus or something else, just don’t call it a child. Rebecca then goes to God and asks Him about what is happening inside her body. This is what God’s response is to her question.
Genesis 25:23 And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in they womb and two manner of people shall be separated from they bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger;
If this verse is not enough to set you straight on the subject of abortion and what God thinks about these unborn babies, then I do not know what is. God says these two children represent corporately two nations and two groups of people on the earth. That is really a very heavy duty statement made by the living God, our creator. What if there had been abortion available to Rebecca and she aborted these children? A great number of people would not have been born and two nations would not exist today. God called them nations and people while they were still unborn and in the womb. God recognized who they were and what they would become before they were ever born. That is pretty plain and very clear if you ask me. So we see the fact that God knows not only you, but every descendant that will come from you after you are born. So how does a woman’s right to choose the life or death of her child, affect all of the potential human beings that were supposed to be here, but are not because of this personal decision to terminate your pregnancy? Wow, is God going to hold you responsible for the children that were not born here because what you decided? I would not want to be you to find out.
There are many other verses in the Bible like these that I can give you that will tell you the same thing. God knows you before you are born, even you while you are in your mother’s womb and He has a plan and a purpose for you to fulfill. God knows your name before you are born, he knows where you will live, work and play. God knows every child, grandchild and descendant that will come from you. You can go through the Bible and you will see this. However, let me show you another set of verses that I think is directly related to this subject and speaks volumes about a spiritual truth and a Bible principle that is relevant to this subject of abortion.
Hebrew 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also who received tithes, paid tithes in Abraham.
Hebrew 7:10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
I don’t know about you but I read these verses and they reveal so much, that I have difficulty knowing where to start talking about them. The primary subject matter is about tithing, but the underlying revelation is far, far greater than that. Hebrews 7:9 speaks of a man named Levi who received tithes. But did you notice that this verse also says Levi paid tithes in Abraham. I’m really not sure if you totally grasp the principle given here. Levi was a great-grandson of Abraham. Abraham had a son named Isaac, Isaac had a son named Jacob and then Jacob had 12 sons and one of them was Levi. How can Levi pay tithes when Abraham paid tithes? Verse 10 gives us the answer, it says he (Levi) was still in the loins of his father Abraham. The Greek word for loins here is a word that can mean the hip area. In other words the sexual organ area of Abraham. What Abraham did, Levi also did. Wow that is pretty strong stuff if you ask me and people don’t have a clue what’s in them and what they are doing to their children today. The spiritual law given here is incredibly far reaching. Out of the millions or billions of sperm cells in Abraham, God recognized that one of them was representative of a future descendant named Levi. God tells us that whatever your father did, you did. This is of course is directly related to abortion, because everyone still comes from a union between a man and a woman. God sees the parts inside of you that create a baby and calls them by a name before they arrive into the world. I hope you are grasping the concepts here for if you do you will never think about sex or aborting a child in the same way again.
If you would like to continue reading this series of lessons you can go to “Part 4“.
(Ver 1.3) This is Part 2 in a series of advanced Bible lessons about what God thinks about the subject of abortion. If you have not read this series from the beginning I would suggest that you go back and start reading with “Part 1“. There are really so many scriptures in the Bible that deal with the subject of abortion. But, they are only found if you look for them. God says seek and you will find. Which means if you do not seek you will never find. Therefore there is a prerequisite requirement that stipulates that people must search for the truth, instead of searching for lies. What I am teaching you is that it matters what you are looking for. Truth never changes, but your knowledge of the truth will change if you search to find God’s wisdom on the subject. In my last lesson I introduced you to the subject in the Bible and I will continue with the subject of what God thinks about abortion today. Here is another interesting verse of God’s Word specifically about one of His major prophets:
Isa 49:1 Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
This verse says God knew the prophet Isaiah while he was still in the womb of his mother. He already knew his name. This proves that God knows the names of every aborted child. Then God says “I know what Isaiah will do, I know the plan for hid life, his calling, and his purpose”. I’ve said this before but it will be beneficial to repeat it, if God knew Isaiah in his mother’s stomach, then he knew you while you were yet in your mother’s stomach also. If God knew Isaiah’s name, then he defintiely knew your name before you were born. I am totally convinced that God knows the name of every aborted child that has never breathed a breath of fresh air, tasted food, had a drink of milk or lived to see the sun rise. God knows more than you can imagine right now. It is when people don’t know that they also have a purpose in life that causes them to believe that human life is not valuable in the eyes of God.
Here are some more very powerful words from the Word of God concerning abortion. God speaking to another prophet said the following words:
Jer 1:4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Jer 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Here is another prime example of what God thinks about abortion. God clearly says to Jeremiah that He knew him and set him apart even while he was still in his mother’s womb. This verse said God formed the child in her. If God formed this child He also forms every child. The Bible says that God is no respecter of persons. What God does for one He does for all. If a woman decides to terminate her child after God has formed him or her, then exactly who is she that woman working against. This verse says that God sanctified Jeremiah while he was still in his mother’s womb. If God sanctified Jeremiah today in our world of aborted children, I wonder if God would have selected someone else who was going to be born or would we have just lost this book of the Bible. People who think that God controls everything that is happening in the world are greatly confused and don’t understand what the Bible says. God does not override the will of a human male or female. People do whatever they want to do, even if God doesn’t want them to do it. So if a woman aborts her child and God had big plans for that child what is the result of that abortion? So you ask how do you know God has plans for me or my child? Because His word says He does:
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
This is an amazing verse of truth. The word here translated in the KJV of the Bible as “thoughts” has the following definition in the Strong’s:
From H2803; a contrivance, that is, (concretely) a texture, machine, or (abstractly) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice): – cunning (work), curious work, device (-sed), imagination, invented, means, purpose, thought.
The underlying definition of this word in the Hebrew means “purpose” or “plan”. God is saying I had a plan for you before you were born, and I have a purpose for you coming into this world. You have a specific purpose from God in being here on this planet. It goes on and says in that verse that it is a good plan and not an evil plan. Here is the same verse in a more literal translation of the Bible:
Jer 29:11 For I know the purposes which I am planning for you, says Jehovah; purposes of peace, and not for evil; to give you posterity and a hope.
That verse really says a lot to me personally and we can clearly see that if God knew Isaiah and Jeremiah before they were even born and He knew what they were supposed to do, then God is revealing to us that He does the same thing for you and I and every other thild that is soon to be conceived. The Bible teaches us to establish the truth in the mouth of two or three witnesses and I have done that very conclusively with these verses. But, I am not through with this subject, so I will continue on it again soon. I thank you for your time in reading about God and His Word. Please leave me a comment if you have the time and be blessed in your study of the truth.
If you would like to continue reading in this series of lessons about what God thinks about abortion, please continue to “Part 3“.
(Ver 1.4) This is Part 1 of a series of advanced Bible lessons about what God thinks about the subject of abortion. In the news a while back there was a great controversial clash between the left and the right that took place. It appears that one of the nation’s biggest Catholic Universities invited our current liberal Democratic President to speak at their graduation commencement. The single point of confrontation was a delicate subject that has divided our nation for approximately the last 40 to 50 years. So what is this subject that has caused such debate? It is the subject of abortion. It seems that everyone has some opinion on the matter and that is really the basis and the root of the entire problem. You see what I think about the subject of abortion and what you think about abortion really doesn’t matter or count for anything. The President’s opinion was that we should all just try to find some common ground and get along on this subject of abortion, but what he thinks really doesn’t matter or count for anything either. In fact what the Supreme Court’s opinion is on the subject of abortion doesn’t really matter or count for anything either. What should only matter to you and I and concern us, is what does God think about the subject of abortion? If you could go to heaven and stand before the throne of God and ask Him a direct question on His thoughts on the subject of abortion, what would His answer be to you? Would God’s opinion change your opinion on the subject or would you still hang on to your opinion in spite of whatever He said about the subject? You should really think about that before you answer.
I wonder if you were confronted by God and told you were wrong about something, what would your response be? You could say I’m sorry, I didn’t know I was wrong and I’ll change to be right, right now. You could say I was wrong but then try to explain why you believed what you did and said to justify your opinion. You could even try to be like an Adam or an Eve and pass the responsibility to someone else and redirect the attention away from yourself and say it was just not my fault that I believed in abortion, the President made me to it. You could be a real idiot and say God your wrong and I’m right and I’m not going to change my opinion or what I think no matter what you say or do. Which kind of person are you? Are you smarter than God? How many worlds have you created lately? I’m telling you that people need to wake up before it is too late. There will be no opportunities on judgment day to defend your opinions. If you think there will be, show the Bible verse that says this.
If you proclaim yourself to be a Christian then you should be aware that the Bible is the inerrant Word of this Living Creator God. The Bible is a directly written personal message to you from your God. The Bible was written for our benefit so that we could know this awesome God who none of us has ever seen before. So what a Christian does should follow God’s Word, His thoughts, His commandments, His instructions and the examples that He has given to us in this book. Let me show something that Jesus said to help confirm this point:
Mat 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Jesus said a wise man is one that hears the Word of God and does it. What is the opposite of that statement? The antithesis truth would be “a fool hears the word of God but does not do it”. What are you today a wise man or a foolish man? So what does the Bible say on the subject of Abortion? And of course what would make us a wise man that we could do when we learn about what God says on the subject abortion? Like many other modern Bible subjects the the word “abortion” is not found in the book, but that doesn’t mean God didn’t give us His thoughts on the subject. All we have to do to become wise is to study and find out what He has said on the subject using the other synonymous words that are found on the subject, so let’s do that. I want to start this lesson by giving you another important, short but direct verse on the subject of abortion.
Exo 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.
What does God say in this verse? It is one of the stated 10 commandments of God from the Old Testament. Are these a part of the words and the commandments that Jesus was speaking of for a wise to do? The Hebrew word in this verse means “You shalt not commit murder”. What exactly is abortion if not murder? To cause an innocent life to cease from existence is clearly murder in the Bible. Here is where the liberals have become creative to redefine that a living baby is just a fetus and therefore not a viable life form. By redefining a living child to be simply a fetus they have eliminated it as a qualifying entity for murder. Why do they not use this same logic when they passed laws to protect the eggs of unborn eagles? Did you know that destroying an unborn baby eagle bird in its egg is a punishable criminal offense? You can go to jail for killing (murdering) an eagle egg! Clearly it is the exact same type of stated unsustainable life form as the child (fetus) in the mother. Can you tell me what the difference is between an eagle egg and an unborn human baby? Yet one life form has gained a much greater value than the other in their minds based upon some unknown reasoning. Why is that? How can that not be viewed as the same logical comparison that should not be ignored? Is the value in one species increased simply based upon the numbers of that species; is that what really matters? Because the eagle is endangered does that make them more valuable to be protected than humans that are more populous on the earth? What do you think, does God care more about eagles or for people? Let me ask you this question, did God come to the earth to save the eagles or to save people? If you do not know the answer to that question then you are in big trouble. Let’s let God speak to us on the subject of abortion and tell us His thoughts and then let us see how we react to these words:
Jdg 13:4 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing:
Jdg 13:5 For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
Jdg 13:6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name:
There are so many things to learn from the Bible, if you are open to the truths that it contains when you allow God to show you what it actually means. Here is an example of a woman that hadn’t had any children and the messenger of God shows up at her house and tells her that she is going to have a son. How did God know this? I think that is a really fair question and that the answer is probably more revealing than you can imagine. God knew of the child and what he was going to become and do before he was even conceived. I will tell you that knowing this Bible fact alone will shoot down a woman’s right to choose an abortion. If God knows every child before they are born or even conceived and what they are supposed to be and what they are supposed to accomplish within their life, then who is a woman to decide that they should not be born? You know the fact that the sex of a baby is determined by the male sperm, tells me God knows which sperm is going to fertilize the egg in a woman in order for a male baby to be born. God knew that there was a future deliver about to be born and according to many today, they would have said that this decision for him to be born should have been left up to the woman who conceived him. Is that what God thinks?
Did you notice that God gave this woman specific instructions about what she did and this child has not even been conceived yet? In verse 4 God tells the woman not to eat or drink things that are bad for her or the future baby. WOW, that is clearly a message that is very profound. God was basically informing us that what she did would affect the future child’s ability to fulfill his purpose. This truth places human responsibility on the mother that is way beyond what the world thinks right now. I believe that women and men will be judged for what they did to their future children good or bad.
This woman, the future mother described in Judges was told not to drink or eat any unclean thing before she conceived and while she carried this child in her womb. Why is this significant? If this was not a viable life form, why does it even matter what a woman eats or drinks? No you see it does matter, because this is not just a fetus in the eyes of God, or a blob of developing cells, in the eyes of God it was a child and God said it matters what you feed it. If it matters to God about this child and what he is fed in the womb, then it also matters to God and what every other child is fed in the womb. If it matters to God what this child was fed before it was born, then it clearly matters to God if this child was born at all. Whose responsibility was it to eat the right things and drink the right things for the development of this baby? Was it God’s responsibility to see that his mother did the right thing or not? Did God make her do the right things here? These are not loaded questions! These are not hard questions to figure out the answers to either. If it matters to God about one baby in the Bible, then it matters to God about every baby that is supposed to be born. God does not treat one baby differently than the other, only people do that.
So what happens to all of the future planned roles and responsibilities of all of these babies that are aborted in this world? Do you think that the aborted children’s responsibilities in this life are just given to others that were not aborted? Or do you think that it is possible that there are a bunch of things that are not taking place and getting done, because the one that was going to find the cure for cancer was aborted? What if this child in Judges would have been aborted? What if his mother would have drunk wine and ignored the commandment of God? Would God had another deliverer to raise up or would Israel not have been delivered? I personally believe that this is a major problem with abortion and that there would have been no other one to take this child’s place. Therefore, how many doctors, lawyers and teachers do you think have been aborted in the last 50 years? What exactly are we missing out on? Because of the abortion of the millions of future skilled workres, tax payers and roles that are being unfulfilled Satan has used mudering men called doctors to create a population imbalance. Satan is trying his best to eliminate us from coming into this world.
This was the introduction to the subject of “What does God think about Abortion?” I pray that you can see from just one story in the Bible that it must matter to God if a child is born. Why do you think Satan wants to kill the future children and keep them from entering the world? Could it be that one of these are the preacher that will reach the whole world with the truth? Does Satan think by eliminating future Christians that he can remain on this planet a little longer? I tell you that there are many things to consider on this subject. One is why has Satan been motivated to kill children since early in Genesis? When Moses was born babies were tossed into the river to be drown if they were males. This was a repeated occurrence when Jesus was born. You see Satan is attempting to fight what God has done and is doing. You need to learn the truth and figure out whose side you want to be on. Abortion is a demonic evil plan of Satan to eliminate future Christians. God is a pro-life God and is opposed to abortion. We will continue to learn this as we go through this series of Bible lessons. Thanks for reading and studying the Bible with me today. I pray that what was stated has helped you to see what God really thinks on the subject of future life.
If you would like to continue reading in this series of lessons on what God thinks about abortion, please continue to “Part 2“.
(Ver 1.2) This is now Part 2 in a series of Bible lessons concerning the nature and character of God and the subject of “Is God in Control of Everything that Happens”. If you have not read “Part 1“, I would recommend that you go there to begin your study in this series. In first lesson I asked a direct question that has bothered a lot of people in the church. Is God really in control of everything that happens in the world? This question often goes into deeper thoughts of why is there so much evil in the world if God is really controlling everything and that becomes a much more difficult question to answer. While we can come up with many of man’s opinions and theories on this subject, we should determine what God thinks about it by examining His Word for clues to determine the actual truth. I have already given you several great scriptures on this subject in my last lesson that conveyed a transfer of ownership and responsibility from God to man, concerning the dominion of the earth. I don’t know if people think I provided enough evidence or not for this belief, so I will provide another verse witness that also says God put man in control of what happens on this planet:
Hebrews 2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels, thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
If you read the preceding verse you will see this is speaking of Man or Adam and the sons of Adam. It says God has crowned us and that denotes that we were given rule and authority of this earth. Then the verse says man was put over the works of God’s hands. To be put over something denotes clear responsibility and accountability for not performing what was expected. Again if I gave you a million dollars, do I have any say after you take it as to what you do with it? No I don’t. The money would belong to you and now you are responsible to keep it or to burn it or do whatever you want to do with it. That is called a transfer of power and authority. This is exactly what God did for Adam in Genesis 1:26.
Then in my last blog I ended up with a verse in Matthew that had Jesus telling us that “All power both in heaven and earth has been given to me.” The clear inference given is that before His resurrection and ascension, not everything was under God’s control. So now we have a dilemma that God is controlling everything again and we still see evil, murder, terror, rape and death still prevalent in the earth. So what is the situation and who is really in control still needs to be resolved using the Word of God.
Before I go there, let’s determine who had dominion over the World before the resurrection of Christ. We can see from earlier scriptures that dominion and authority was given to Adam to control everything on the earth and in the earth, including the air and the sea. So what happened? Did Adam transfer this gifted ownership, rule and authority to someone else? I gave you a clue that Adam did this by showing you what God said about Satan in 2 Corinthians 4:4 being called the “god” of this world. What we learn from this single scripture is that if Satan has become the god of this world then how can God be in control of everything that happens here? This is a hotly debated new topic. Many theologians believe that Satan is God’s pawn and can do only what God gives him permission to do but that is in violation of most revealed scriptures. For example, we should be able to see this more clearly by examining this verse when God was present on the earth in the flesh:
Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
We can clearly learn and see that Jesus in this temptation of Satan is being taken up to a very high mountain and is shown “ALL” of the kingdoms of this world. That information would leave nothing out, would it? Then Satan makes this statement to Jesus that is absolutely critical to see and understand:
Luke 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me, and to whomsoever I will I give it.
This is an incredible statement of revelation being given to us by God’s Word. According to what is spoken by Satan all authority over the planet was “delivered” or “given” to him by someone. That statement denotes new ownership and control rights thereof. Satan then says that he is able to give it to whoever he wants to. Remember who Satan is speaking to, this is God in the flesh who created him and he is either very stupid or he is telling the truth. God would certainly know if Satan is not speaking the truth and He would have just said you are a liar, leave me and Satan would have had to leave if God was in control. So we can see a very clear statement concerning who is in control of what happens on the earth and that it is not God. This is of course Satan speaking so many will say it is just a lie, but if it is just a lie then it could not have been a temptation to Jesus. It has to be a real offer to Jesus in order for it to be a temptation for Him to take it. Remember when Jesus walked the earth during his ministry? Demons and religious people would constantly question his authority and his right to be here and to do what he was doing. You’ll find instances like this in Mark 1:24, Luke 4:34 and Matthew 8:29. Demons when confronted would question Jesus and call him God and ask what right do you have to do these things to them.
Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
This verse occurs after Jesus was raised from the dead. Here Jesus literally tells us that authority has been given back to him here on the earth and even in heaven. Why would God tell us that this authority was again transferred to Him if He already had it? Can you answer me that? So apparently Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection caused something to occur to transfer control back from Satan. In 1 Corinthians 2:8 we have a statement about Satan and his demon cohorts that says, “If they would have only known what was going to happen, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.” That was my paraphrase of the verse, but that is what it basically says. You are free to go and study this verse for yourself. The demons are called “princes” and that Greek word simply means a ruler of this world. Therefore we know that if Satan would have known the consequences of killing Christ on the cross then he would not have done it. So apparently killing Christ caused a major and even devastating blow to his plan. I hope that you are grasping these concepts give to us by God.
Apparently from what I can see in the Bible God got back what Adam had lost and given away to Satan through the works of Jesus Christ who was a literal son of Adam (man) by his death on the cross. Jesus was a direct descendant of the first man Adam. Jesus being a man, had the right to take man’s authority back, as God in heaven He did not have the right to do this since it was God in heaven that gave the authority to man and man could do with it whatever he liked. If you go through the law in the Old Testament you will see what gave Jesus the right to redeem what Adam had sold, but I won’t go into all of that detail today in this lesson.
So who is in control today? We still have a problem with responsibility? Who’s responsibility is it to preach the gospel? Who is going to get men saved? Who is going to be the missionary to Africa and Asia? Is this God’s responsibility? Is God going to send angels to preach His Word? I don’t think so. No what we have is a statement by Jesus that helps us to see what happened. Earlier I gave you the verse in Matthew after Jesus was raised from the dead and He said “all power is given to me both in heaven and the earth, what was His next statement to us in the church? Let’s read this verse and see what Jesus did with His new authority:
Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Did you see it? Here we have another transfer of authority and responsibility. We have been given the highest authority on the earth again being transferred this authority by the LORD JESUS! Jesus said “I have been given all power, now you go.” The “Now you go” is a conveyance of authority back to the church. Have you ever asked yourself this question “Why if all authority was given to Jesus, wasn’t Satan just cast out into hell?” That of course is a very interesting question to think on. Apparently something still gives Satan the right to be here on the earth, even if he doesn’t have authority over Christians any more. Perhaps you need to go back and read the verse that I mentioned earlier in Matthew 8:29. This demon that Jesus confronted in this verse knew that there was a set time for them to be here. That is why this demon said are you come to torment us before the time? We need to understand what this time is because it is rapidly approaching. There is coming a time when the devil and his demons will be cast into hell and that will be the end of them until after the 1000 year time of rest occurs but I will not teach that in this lesson today.
The Bible is such a rich and complex book, with so much deep information spiritual information given to us in it. It certainly is challenging to put all of the puzzle pieces together correctly, but with God’s help I believe we will come to a mature understanding of the truth before Jesus returns. Thank you for taking the time to read my Bible studies. I hope and pray that something positive was planted in your spirit that will produce much fruit for the kingdom of God. Be continually blessed and come back and share these lessons with your friends.
(Ver 1.3) This is Part 1 in a very basic series of Bible lessons on the revealed nature and character of God. In these lessons we are going to confront a popular and controversial misconception that is being spread in many churches by many confused preachers. This belief has been transferred to their church members and is often spoken in public by Christians. I hear it on Facebook very often. People will post little things on their walls passing on the responsibility for everything that occurs in their life to God. On the national news recently I heard a precious Christian couple accuse God of their house burning to the ground. In tears they said to the reporter “God does not put more on us than what we can bare”. In stating that, they had just attributed the loss of all of their natural possessions to the acts of Almighty God and implied that He was in complete control of the situation. I then heard more of the news report and wondered why the police were still looking for an arsonist that started the fire when it was actually God’s fault according to the couple. I often wonder what people think when they say things like this and then I wonder what the message is being presented to the world that is listening to these kinds of statements. Let me ask you this question and see what you think today:
Is God really in control of everything?
I am sure that there are a lot of opinions on this subject, but is opinion the thing that is really important in the world? Do you believe that everything that happens to you is what God has planned? If yes, how do you know for sure that God controls what happens to you? How would you ever prove that to anyone? What evidence do you possess for that accusation? A lot of religious people are driven by the idea that God is absolutely sovereign and therefore they have taken that truth and extended it to include that whatever happens to them must have been something that God has instigated, has caused to occur, commanded to transpire or at the very least has allowed or permitted to happen. After all they have reasoned that if it was not the will of God for it to happen, then He could have stopped it since He holds the power and ability to do that. Insurance agencies often times have clauses in their contract that state “Acts of God” are not covered. They of course are referring to natural disasters like fires, hurricanes, tornados and floods. But are these the works of God? How can they be? If they kill people and destroy their homes, lives and property? Are these the works of your God? I can tell you for sure that they are not the works of my loving God? So we must have different Gods? Recently we saw on the news a crazy man that stood up and shouted “Allah is great” and started shooting soldiers and civilians. In other shooting in Colorado we saw a man walk into a movie theatre and kill a bunch of people. Were these all of the orchestrated works of God? If it was then I don’t want that God.
The humorous thing that I have noticed about people who claim that God is in control of everything is that they never give us any scriptures to back that belief statement. Do you know of any scriptures that says “I am the LORD and I am in control of what happens to you.”? How about “I AM the Lord that sends you every clamity, test and trials”? I’ve never seen it, if it exists. So if there is no scriptural basis for your beliefs, what are your beliefs based upon? What kind of foundation are you standing upon? It sounds like your opinion or your theory and that is worth less than 2 cents to me. I once heard someone give a great definition of what a theory is and it went something like this:
Theory: A supposition based upon ignorance of the subject under discussion.
What a true statement that is. Too many people have a theory about what God is like, who God is and what God does. But how worthless is that information. Here is the number one problem with saying God is in control of everything that happens, good, bad or indifferent. You see when so many evil things happen to someone, no one can come up with a Bible answer for why it happened? They always just claim that God is smarter and wiser than we are and we can’t understand His ways, He must have had a higher purpose in taking your child. That is another idiotic opinion that I don’t mind telling you repels me away from a God who says in His Word that He loves us while causes a terrorist plane to fly into the side of a building killing hundreds and even thousands of people.
Of course religion quickly answers God had a purpose in it. Why? Because He did nothing to stop it from happening? So how did you come to the conclusion that it was God’s responsibility to stop it or do anything about it? What Bible verse is that logic based upon? Can you help me? The religious minded person, very often resort to a theory of what I call a “No Fault” Religion. No matter what happens to me in life, it is not my fault. I hope you see the problem, that means it doesn’t matter what you do, how you live, where you go, who you marry, where you work, if you live in sin or you become a nun, it just doesn’t matter. According to that philosophy, God is going to let happen to you and me everything that He desires regardless of what you or I do. I can’t find that in the Bible any where either. You know what I found in my Bible was a statement that says “God is not mocked, whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal 6:7). So apparently according to this verse it is not up to God after all what happens to you. It appears to matter more what you do and the seeds that you plant in this life to determine what you will reap. If you are getting a poor crop of bad, evil things happening to you, start checking to see what you have been sowing. This is a spiritual law of planting and reaping, but that is not my subject primarily, so I’ll move on.
So if God is not in control who is? This is an interesting question that is answered with the Word of God. I’ll start with Genesis 1:26:
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
This verse is obviously ignored by people who teach God is in control. God himself speaking in this verse says “Let them have dominion over all the sea, air and earth and everything that is in them or on them”. That doesn’t leave anything out does it? Dominion is a term denoting authority and ruler ship. It is God’s delegation of control. It is a transfer of responsibility from God to man. That is obviously tough for many to swallow and to comprehend. How can God turn over the earth to a man that was going to screw it up and fail? But before we go there let’s confirm this verse with another witness:
Psalm 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens are the LORD’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
Obviously another scripture religious people like to ignore, but this verse says the Heavens belong to God, but the earth was given to Adam and his children. Let me ask you to think about this, have you ever given someone a present, maybe something really nice and very valuable? After they took your gift and left was it your responsibility to guard it and protect it so that nothing would ever happen to it? Of course not! Once given and received, tt was out of your hands, you no longer had any right to say what happens to it, they could throw it in the trash or give it away to someone else and you don’t have any right to it anymore. Do you understand that concept? This is exactly what God did with the earth.
All of this doesn’t mean that God can’t participate in helping man out or doing something if he is asked to do it, but it does mean that God must ask permission to do something on earth, since He has given it to man to control. I know that really bugs religious people, since God is sovereign, omnipotent and if He wants to do something they believe that He can just do it. I really don’t understand that kind of logic when it is associated and applied to a God who cares about His integrity, His reputation, His character, His moral values, His self worth, His honor, and above all His Word. That sounds more like Satan than God. God will not violate your rights to choose. God will not force you to do anything. God will not override your will, your desires or your intentions. God will not make you believe in Him. God will not save you if you do not want to be saved. Etc. etc. If He did that He would be the great puppet master and a control freak and not a loving God. God will let you strap on a bomb and blow yourself up, but is that what He wanted for you? Was that God’s plan for you life, NO WAY!
So when people say God is in control just ask for a Bible verse that says that before you believe something so ridiculous. Before I close I’ll give you some more Bible verses to consider. In 2 Corinthians 4:4 Satan is directly called the God of this world. I thought God was in control of this world? Un Oh? It appears someone forgot to tell Paul. If Satan is the god of this world, that explains tornados, hurricanes, and floods much better to me. Remember when Jesus was in the boat crossing the sea and a storm came up and almost sank the boat. The disciples woke Jesus up and told Him they were about to perish and Jesus went to the front of the boat and looked at the wind and the waves stopped the storm by speaking to it. Uh OH Again? If God caused the storm and then stopped the storm He must be confused, or schizophrenic or maybe His house is just divided working against itself. Today I like storms and tomorrow I don’t. He just cant’ seem to make up His mind do I want a storm to sink them or do I want it calm. Maybe God starts storms and only Jesus stops them. How crazy is that? I know that my Bible says Jesus was God in the flesh and He said when you have seen me you have seen the Father. So whater Jesus did is what God does. Therefore there is no way that God starts the storm and then stops it. There are just too many problems with the theory that God is controlling everything.
What we need to realize is that Jesus said in John 10:10 “The thief has only come to kill, steal and destroy, but I came that you might have life…” If it kills, if it destroys something you own, or if it is stolen from you, that was not God in control causing it to happen, that was Satan demonstrating his power and you letting him do it.
I’ll do one more scripture that helps us to understand who is in charge now. This verse is a statement made by Jesus Christ after His resurrection and it goes like this:
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus cam and spake unto them saying, All power is given unto me in heave and in earth.
Again we see a major problem with the God is in control of everything theory; Jesus who is God says that all power is now given to Him in heaven and on the earth. But, I thought God already had all power over heaven and earth? According to many theologians He did. Obviously Jesus is just confused and He doesn’t realize what He is talking about. Please don’t be ignorant! Jesus knows exactly what He is talking about and the authority of both heaven and earth was transferred back to God at the resurrection of Christ. But, what did Jesus immediately do with it and who did He get it back from? So many good questions to ponder. But I’ve given you enough to think about for now. I hope that you do the research in your Bible to answer these questions. Until next time, God bless you in your Bible study.
If you would like to continue reading in this series you may goto “Part 2“.