Archive for the ‘Doom’ Category

Church attendance and its value to salvation are topics, today.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “WEGONEAPE” (Level 1 with 2 points, a member since October 06, 2015) posted the following:

 

Will I go to hell?

Was first baptized at 18 into Christianity. After attending Sunday school a few times I just stopped attending church altogether. I even started to avoid members of the church. Am I doomed??

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And having an high priest over the house of God;  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)  And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another:  and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,  But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.  (Hebrews 10:  21-27, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Church Attendance for Prayer? (07/20/2015); Relationship With Our Creator? (03/16/2015); Understanding Spiritual Growth? (03/13/2015); Forced To Attend Church? (02/22/2015); Going It Alone? (12/16/2013); On Being Good Stewards (12/17/2013)

 

“WEGONEAPE”, church attendance is specially important for new members of a congregation.  While their most important need is correction, gaining strength and growth without contradictions, false doctrine, and the venom from enemies of Christ requires a believer have protection that comes by sanctification (i.e., being set apart to be used by GOD).  Also, only with other born again believers may one have access to certain sacred benefits from GOD (e.g., regular ongoing exchange and fellowship with mature believers; informed study of the holy writings among those who are committed to their sacred truth (instead of academics, critics, disbelievers and naysayers); unselfish service within the community of faith; receiving the blood and flesh of Jesus Christ in the Lord’s Supper; guidance and help for the work of spreading the Gospel).  By participation in the body, a believer receives necessary assurances, sacred knowledge, and support important for those who experience baptism (death of ones inborn spirit; rebirth having a new character and nature through spirit content from the makeup of GOD).  In effect, a person is to be permanently changed by operations of divinity, and begins with new standing as a child of GOD, yet, continues to exist as someone carnal, material and social.  The death of Christ upon the cross did not eliminate sin, however, it did provide for atonement, relief, and resistance to sin.  The believer must be nourished to continually grow in Spirit, and gradually mature by meeting the same life challenges that come against all others who are living upon the earth.  Here are some points to consider that have helped many believers avoid error and spiritual confusion:

(1.)   2nd Corinthians 6:  14, King James Version (KJV):  14 Be ye not unequally yoked to unbelievers:  for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

(2.)  2nd John 9, KJV:  9 Whosoever transgresseth and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God.  He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

(3.)  Jonah 2:  8, KJV:  8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

(4.)  Joshua 24:  19-22, KJV:  19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD:  for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.  20 If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.  21 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD.  22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him.  And they said, We are witnesses.

(5.)  Colossians 3:  5-10, KJV:  5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness which is idolatry:  6 For which thing’s sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:  7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.  8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.  9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

(6.)  1st John 1:  5-7, KJV:  5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.  6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:  7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (7.)  Isaiah 8:  20, KJV:  20 To the law and to the testimony:  if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

 

New Disclaimer

      Response is made to a writer’s concern about several specific contradictions found in the Bible, and more is shared on doom, NWO and the believer’s focus upon human events. The “Yahoo! Answers” member using ID “Jessica” (Level 1 with 116 points, registered since October 21, 2011) posted the following:


Christians, who know the bible please help me to understand this contradiction?

I believe the word of God but Imam honestly confused about some of these contradictions, can anyone he explain? This says that michal had no children and then it says she had 5

2SA 6:23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

2SA 21:8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite:

And also how did judas die? Judas died how?

“And he cast down the pieces of silver into the temple and departed, and went out and hanged himself.” (MAT 27:5)

“And falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all of his bowels gushed out.” (ACT 1:18)

ANd instill don’t understand who’s Joseph’s father Who is the father of Joseph?

MAT 1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

LUK 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli.

Please help


THE BATTLE AXE: Doom (09/20/2012)—While doom, fear of the dark, and fear of “the end of the world” are often spoken of as natural to the human condition, these all are forms of the “fear of death;” and are continuously employed against GOD through attacks made by the Deceiver (called the Adversary, the Devil, the accuser of the brethren, and the Father of Lies), upon other created beings and living creatures. Authority over life and death belong only to GOD, where fear, unbelief, and uncertainty are devices of the Wicked One. Concern for the New World Order (NWO) should be accounted as “beer in your milk.” Focus upon human instead of divine events result in many falling away, or continuing in spiritual confusion. Consider again Matthew 16: 21-25 and Mark 8: 31-35, King James Version.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine. (Matthew 22: 25-33, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Repelled by the Bible? (08/13/2012); Visions of Heaven (03/22/2012); The “Original” Bible (03/21/2012); Too Many Interpretations? (03/08/2012); Binder 6: The Plan Of This Work (10/03/2011); Prophecy Fails? (03/15/2011); Swearing? (09/30/2010); Bible Boring? (09/29/2010)

    
     Be encouraged. Many will attempt to use the “problem” of Bible contradictions to convince you that the ancient writings cannot be respected and used as a platform for spiritual belief. More than this, they often argue, the contradictions demonstrate that GOD is somehow dishonest in exchange with mankind, imperfect, or even, nonexistent.

     Until ones experiences of sacred writings are grounded in the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures will offer many challenges that result from various operations of mind as influenced by the flesh (e.g., fantasy, forgetting, flawed reasoning, rigidity, unbelief) along with self-will as influenced by sin (i.e., the effect and presence directing created beings and living creatures to oppose the existence of all law, Divine Person, and human identity). Many of the details readers select for focus are insignificant as points of spiritual truth, and do not serve in the same way as praise, proclamation, promise, prayer, and prophecy. The Scriptures provide a “god’s-eye-view” of human affairs recording thousands of lives over the course of thousands of years. As well as a chronicle of governments and kings, the Bible documents divine priesthood in the earth, multiple sacred covenants, repeated judgments and divine wrath against sin, as well as forgiveness and continuing grace.

      What may appear as contradictions, errors, and inconsistencies are often explained by features in middle-eastern culture, customs and traditions. Other points of difference are resolved by “common sense” and discernment of the intent for the verse or passage. For example, Saul calls David “son”. This is correct in view of David’s place as “son-in-law.” More than this, David is recorded as “taken in” to Saul’s household as a “healer” and his personal musician. In this account, mature believers recognize a “type” depicting adoption through the Holy Spirit whereby we are made sons and daughters of the king. At a time when only two men in the army of Israel owned a sword (the king and his son), Jonathan, the son of Saul, gives his own armor as a gift to David just as Saul had offered his armor to him that he might meet Goliath in battle: there is a bestowing of the son’s inheritance upon whom he will, just as the father may do.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, many readers at first are confused to hear the Apostle Peter called “Simon” by Jesus, and later referred to as Cephas by John and Paul.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC