“I will bless those who bless you And curse him that curses you; And all the families of the earth Shall bless themselves by you.” Bereishit (Genesis) 12:3
Jesus is credited with saying, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, that will I do. (John 14:13-14) So why are there Christians who suffer? Why are so many of them poor? How is it that their needs are not being met? What is going on here? Continue reading “Whatsoever You Ask”
A Heartfelt Welcome
Do you know that I still love you? Do you know that I would never do anything to hurt you? Do you know that I feel guilty for holding on to something that will change your life forever like it has done mine? Do you know that I am willing to risk losing every one of you and face being shunned by you in order to bring you this information? While I hope that is not the outcome, I feel that strongly that you have a right to know the things that I know. It is with this in mind that I am going to enlighten you to several things in the Holy Scriptures.
What is Truth
Truth is a fact or belief that is accepted as true. By this definition, truth is only what we accept. This acceptance can come from a variety of places. Sometimes we prove things to ourselves and accept them because we can see the result of some personal experience we’ve had. Sometimes acceptance comes from our trust in others whom we perceive as either more intelligent or more experienced than ourselves. Part of being human is the ability to learn things, either on our own or from others. For many people, the things they learn on their own are given less weight than those things learned from others. The trust they place in those other people is stronger than their trust in their own abilities to figure things out on their own. One might think that this lack of self-trust is an attribute of people of lower intelligence. That is not the case. Many people who are very smart will still trust the opinions and beliefs of someone whom they perceive as either smarter or more experienced, even if they’ve never met. The opposite of this is also true. Many people who think they are smarter than someone else will completely discount anything that person says, even if it can be proven. I see both examples quite often.
In Exodus chapter 32 we learn the story of the golden calf. Moses had gone up on the mountain to receive the Word of God. In the beginning of chapter 32, the people didn’t know what had become of Moses. There were among the children of Israel, those who came up from Egypt with them. These were the people whom Moses accepted but were not of the children of Israel. These were the rabble-rousers who insisted Aaron make for them gods to worship. They were accustomed to having many gods. Aaron succumbed to them and the golden calf was made. Today we have a similar golden calf. It is none other than Jesus. Continue reading “The Second Golden Calf”
You can see plainly that the things which the church has been teaching for two thousand years do not stand up the Scriptural scrutiny.
If you are a Christian, you have been taught a set of principles by which you live your life. However, there are some very serious problems with those principles. You were taught, maybe from childhood, that Jesus died for your sins. This is wrong. Not only did he not die for your sins, he wasn’t the only son of G-d. He wasn’t the messiah either. There are many proof texts I can cite to prove these points beyond the shadow of a doubt. We’ll get to that later. Many of these can be found in my other blog posts as well. I would like to examine some of these principles for you. These are things you have heard about already but you may not have looked at them in depth.