Lying, rebirth, and service as a Christian believer are topics, today.  Also, there is more on miracles and visitations.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Sherry” (Level 1 with 1 point, a member since July 19, 2007) posted the following:


Do Proverbs 12:22 and Revelation 21:8 forbid ALL lying ?

For example, if someone asks me if I like his new hat but I think it is ugly, am I required by those two verses to be honest? Would I go to hell if I spare his feelings about it?

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ADD: What about ones to avoid embarrassment or punishment?


THE BATTLE AXE:  Miracles and Visitations? (03/03/2014)—Rightly understood, a sinner needs only an honest report containing true facts to make choices and determinations necessary in judgment, and for embracing salvation through the word from GOD.  Where there is a genuine respect and trust for those who are bearers of testimony (we say, witness), the force of truth has opportunity to establish clarity, consistency and order.  No aggression, coercion, fear, hostility, instability, lying, pride, unfamiliarity (we say, novelty, strangeness), or violence appears.  See Ephesians 4:  14-16, 2nd Peter 1:  2-11 and 2nd Peter 3:  17-18, KJV.


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;  And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.  But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;  Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.  Be not ye therefore partakers with them.  For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:  walk as children of light:  (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)  Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.  And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.  (Ephesians 5:  1-11, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Everything a Lie? (10/05/2013); Sacrificed and Risen? (10/06/2013); A Relationship not Just Knowledge? (06/25/2013); Lost Without GOD? (06/26/2013); Bible Authors and Truth? (06/19/2013); On Testing GOD (06/20/2013); How To Love GOD? (03/24/2013); A Second Adam? (03/25/2013); Confusion 2013 (01/13/2013); Why A “Spokesperson”? (01/14/2013)


“Sherry”, here some points that become important when a person chooses an adult commitment as a Christian believer:

(1.)  Called to be Workers.  All believers are needed in the work of spreading the Gospel.  Therefore, all serve in one form of ministry or another.  Not only does this mean repeating the things they learn from the Bible, and church study programs, it means being in relationships with others that will display the Spirit of GOD that must be alive within themselves.  Family, friends, and strangers are helped to accept, recognize divine reality, and understand Christ when they see he appears in the honest sharing of feelings and thoughts, right respect, and shared trust.

(2.)  Called to be Vessels.  All believers must be “born again” through the operations of GOD that include water baptism (death and rebirth having divine DNA, so to speak).  It is in this sense that all are priests.  Believers are given fresh deposits of divine substance that is then built up and increased through such actions as hearing the holy writings, praise, prayer, and unselfish service.  Even so, once born again, believers must “grow up” again facing all the challenges and “growing pains” of life in the earth.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood that may not be presented, here, at this time.  (For example, (3.)  Called to be Children.  Others will know that believers are sons and daughters to GOD only when believers can show they have a real connection to the Almighty by their spirit content.  Inseparable (you see one, you see all) aspects of the Father and Son must appear as faith, holiness, forgiveness, righteousness, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  There are no good lies that can show the perfection of GOD.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.  But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  (Titus 3:  3, KJV)

Washington, DC

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