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What are you doing with your tongue?

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Life and death are in the tongue, I wonder how many storms, sicknesses, deaths, broken relationships, troubled children, calamities, hardships, depressions, anxieties, and more have occurred due to what people, and more specifically Christians, are speaking into the air.

You think Christianity is under attack, "judgment" is coming, a political agenda you disagree with is taking over, darkness is winning, whatever other negative thing you verbalize and plant power into on a daily basis?

Well of course those things are gaining in power, you keep saying it is as loud as you can, you are empowering those things with your own words, you are cursing and giving power to darkness.

People like me, and millions more around the globe, are the ones that have to speak out into the spiritual realm against the silly curses Christians are speaking out on a daily basis.

Ananias and Sapphira. Killed by God?

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Let's think about Ananias and Sapphira. If God was in the "kill people for being dishonest" business, you and I and everyone around the world would already be dead, so there should be a tugging by the Spirit telling you something else is afoot.

Some scholars say they were guilty of hypocrisy. I have to laugh even louder over that one, because I witness hypocrisy in the Body on an almost daily basis, from many on Facebook, in person, on blogs, as well as from myself to be honest, and I and they are still standing.

Some then say, well it's the Grace of God that protects us. So, billions of us get away with the same crime, but God just had it in for 2 people a couple thousand years ago. They are the 2 people that God's victory over sin didn't cover. They were the 2 people that had to be taught a lesson.

Not the people that killed all the disciples in so many heinous ways, not the people currently killing Christians across the world, nor even the people that cru…

Jesus healing by the power of darkness?

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Something to think about. When Jesus walked the earth the biblical scholars at the time witnessed Him healing and accused Him of healing by the power of darkness.

That's their first thought, it must be darkness. Their "god" kills and destroys sinners, commits genocide and various acts of wrath, according to them, so it can't be God loving on sinners.

Their perception of God was so warped they truly believed the most delusional things.

Yet, people refuse to believe that the writers of scripture in the OT had a warped perception of God as well, which influenced their writings and we should use Jesus as the litmus test for what God would or wouldn't do.

We have members of the body that believe He chops off His own limbs for some greater purpose. A shepherd never abuses sheep, they are much too valuable.

Don't be brainwashed into the same warped perception people currently have.

Overthrow the government?

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I look at the happenings in this country with groups rising up and them and the government pointing guns at each other, and specifically the Christians that support these happenings and raising of said guns, and I see the Israelites in Jesus' time all over.

Trying to overthrow the government, wanting to fight and go to war, wanting a Savior that gets all Rambo or medieval on someone's butt. It's like they aren't wise enough to have learned from what happened in AD70.

Is it hard to imagine something like that happening all over again in this country?

Jesus didn't come to overthrow the government, He came to change hearts. Drop your guns, and share the gospel, or pray for your government officials, and maybe you'd see real hope and change.

I hate when people don't learn from history, or the bible for that matter.

Prophets cursing the land?

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It's interesting that these prophets that are all prophesying judgment on America, and things like that, are actually speaking curses over the land and then when their curses come to pass, they blame it on God.

Excuse my bluntness, but what fools.

How (Not) to Correct Another Christian

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This is a great post by way of my friend Frank Viola, you can visit his blog here, http://frankviola.org/2012/05/21/howtocorrectanother/, enjoy:

How (Not) to Correct Another Christian By Frank Viola

When I was a young Christian in my late teens, I was “rebuke-happy.” I had no problem confronting and correcting the faults of others. The people I looked up to modeled this to me, and I benightedly followed their example.

I knew the Scriptures well; so I was cocked and loaded for bear with my Bible verses in hand. Some of my favorite texts at the time were those in Proverbs that say wise people love reproof and fools hate it (Proverbs 9:8; 12:1; 13:1, etc.)

As I grew in the Lord, I came to some painful discoveries. One of them was that I had no idea how to correct another believer in the spirit of Jesus Christ. And I did more damage than good with my “corrections.”

Another was that God didn’t want me correcting everyone else, even when I spotted faults and flaws in others (which, by the …

Inerrant Bible?

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Long though worthwhile read regarding Bible Inerrancy from C.S. Cowles:

Prominent evangelical scholar J. I. Packer defines `inerrant’ as “not misleading or being misled,” or “not deceiving or being deceived.” This was how it was used in the Church until the 19th century, and how Nazarene theologians understand its use in Article IV today: that is, the Bible can be trusted not to mislead us relative to “all things necessary to our salvation.” If this moral rather than technical understanding had prevailed, then the word would have incited little controversy.

Unfortunately, Protestant Fundamentalists loaded up an inherently benign word with claims about the Bible that it does not make about itself, and that do not accord with either its contents or purposes. Nearly three hundred evangelical theologians and biblical scholars—mostly from within the Calvinistic theological tradition—gathered in Chicago in 1978 to establish the Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Out of it came the famous Chic…

Bad beliefs are so frustratingly sad

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It's so frustratingly sad how many Christians actually desire something bad to happen to them so they can "pass a test" from God.

I'm sure satan has an absolute field day in their lives.

I hate this foolish belief, that God gives bad gifts, with such a passion.

I just don't understand what goes on in someone's mind where they don't realize that it is so far from Truth.

Especially with this week being a remembrance of an event that shows just how far God goes on behalf of His children.

If the cross isn't evidence that He has nothing but good in mind for you. An event where He would face immense suffering to be victorious on your behalf, so you don't have to face suffering, I don't know what will make it click.

But I'll keep on sharing in hope that one day the scales fall off of many eyes.

Corral any animals lately?

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If anyone has been on a farm or ranch, they know how difficult it is to get most of the animals to move, like say oxen, and usually some type of prodding is necessary.

I say that for people to really think deeply about their interpretation of what Jesus did in the temple full of animals, like say oxen, for sale.

#‎thinkaboutit‬

Love letter from God to you, read and enjoy.

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A friend sent me this, I thought it was really amazing, enjoy:

My Child,

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. (Psalm 139:1), I know when you sit down and when you rise up. (Psalm 139:2). I am familiar with all your ways. (Psalm 139:3), Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. (Matthew 10:29-31). For you were made in my image. (Genesis 1;27),

ln me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17:28), For you are my offspring. (Acts 17:28) I knew you even before you were conceived. (Jeremiah 1:4-5) I chose you when I planned creation. (Ephesians 1:11-12) You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. (Psalm 139:15-16) I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. (Acts 17:26) You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14) I knit you together in your mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13) And brought you forth on the day you were born. (Psalm 71 :6)

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. (John 8:41-44…

Following man? Really?

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Many times I get accused of "following man" due to what I share, and my beliefs. The interesting thing about that is that almost 100% of the time it's an accusation from people who's core beliefs have only been taught by "man" the last 100-150 years or so.

If you study history you would find that most modern beliefs were taught only by man and usually they served a purpose, 9 times out of 10 a negative purpose, fear, oppression, control, superiority complex, judging, hypocrisy, us against them, slave/master relationships, man on a pedestal, etc. 

 My beliefs are actually historically in tune with the church fathers, the ones who wrote scripture that people have placed on the highest pedestal, yet when you espouse the beliefs of those that wrote that worshipped bible, you get told you are not biblical.

Confused yet? Yeah, I don't get it either.

My beliefs, and what I share from wise men and women of God, empower people, they guide them into healing, thems…

Is this a description of your god? Not mine!

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I think Caleb Miller does a good job at describing what the church and many Christians have turned the wonderful story and attributes of our wonderful, loving God, into:

"bipolar god creates man to serve him
man screws up
angry god wrathfully kicks them out of eden
man screws up
vengeful god destroys every living thing
man screws up
hippie god becomes peace loving human
wrathful god kills hippie ...
son
hippie son redeems man through taking the father's abuse
man has an opportunity at salvation, but only less than 1% will get it.
bipolar god laughs and laughs while billions burn."
[END QUOTE]

This is why I share things that I write, and from men and women who have received wisdom from the Lord to help teach how we can get our interpretations wrong, and place the blame at the wrong Feet, as well as teach how historical beliefs affected writings in the past and currently.

One of the first places to start in proper interpretation is knowing just who steals, kills, and destroy…

Does God allow Evil?

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This is written by my friend Richard Murray, you can find him at his blog, http://www.thegoodnessofgod.com/, it's a definite must read. Take the time to learn something:

DOES GOD ALLOW EVIL? by Richard Murray

Before you say, "Yes, obviously He does," I want you to take a step back and consider a couple of other possibilities.

For the sake of argument, let's assume that a good God would never create or allow evil of any kind. In other words, a good God would always DISALLOW evil and never ALLOW it.

With me so far? Now, assuming that such a good God would DISALLOW all evil, the question becomes HOW would He disallow it? Would such a God have any limitations on HOW He would disallow all evil motives, evil actions and evil events?

Would such a good God coerce the wills of free beings to incinerate every evil thought before it arose? Would this God forcibly intervene in each and every circumstance nipping every evil event in the bud before it occurred? Would laser beams …

Jesus didn't enjoy the company of sinners?

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I once heard someone say "Yes, Jesus spent time with sinners, but He didn't enjoy their company."

I disagreed with this and they asked for scripture to support my view.

I didn't respond simply because one of the most known scriptures, that you see on signs at almost every sports event or concert, kinda speaks for itself.

Isn't it hard to love someone that you don't enjoy the company of?

#john316

Communion celebration

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Communion should be a time of celebration, not a time of depression.

Communion focus

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Communion is a time to focus on Jesus, not ourselves.

What about all the wrath in the book of Revelation? by Richard Murray

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Yes, what about all the wrath in Revelation?

My friend, Richard Murray, answers your questions, please take the time to read and learn.

The search for Truth should always be worth a few minutes of your time:

WHAT ABOUT ALL THE WRATH IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION? by Richard Murray

The purpose of this discussion is not to explain ALL the mysteries of Revelation. Rather, I want to highlight the key dynamics of how to read, interpret and understand the book in light of what we now know about God's goodness.

Revelation is the "final exam" for understanding the goodness of God. If we don't already know the nature of God, we will never understand the book of Revelation. As Revelation 5 clearly shows, ONLY the divine nature and wisdom of Jesus is WORTHY and ABLE to unseal and open the mysteries of the book.

People usually advertise Revelation as revealing a God who is incredibly violent, wrathful and destructive. Yet, is this true? Is this violent image the true Lamb of God p…

The genealogy of Jesus

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When you study the genealogy of Jesus and notice that he has prostitutes in his bloodline, women who got their father drunk and had sex with him committing incest, murderers, adulterers, people not of Israelite bloodlines, people who had pre-marital sex, and other people who have done pretty wild things, you realize a lot of quite interesting things.

But I'm just going to share two of the most obvious things here:

1 ) Based on His "family" He probably doesn't give 2 farts about your past, and your "family", so don't let that hinder you from turning to Him. And, don't let that disqualify you in your mind from being able to do some big things for Him.

2 ) I think that kind of crushes the ignorant theology of generational curses, because He'd have had been in a ton of trouble from the start. But proper reading of scripture should have settled that in your mind already.

No Christians harmed

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I think it's interesting that in AD70 when Jerusalem fell in a very destructive fashion, that no Christians were harmed.

God doesn't bring us to ruin, He delivers us from ruin

An example of bad beliefs and rotten theology

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I'm going to show an example of the type of stuff I am trying to educate and teach people about. The post I am going to quote below is a perfect example. With a little change in beliefs and theology you would take a person that is allowing of the enemy to cause destruction in their life, and mold them into a person who is rebuking the enemy and being the victor.

Read the following:

"I'm tired of giving the enemy credit for anything in my life. Yeah, I may be under various attacks, but you know what? God is always in control and He makes all things work together for my good. So any attack is for my benefit. Instead of just crying for protection from the enemy's attacks, I'm thanking God for blessing me with the attack because He will be glorified through it." [END QUOTE]

You see, this post I just quoted is a fairly typical Christian post or comment, it would probably get a lot of "likes" and "amens", but it is so deeply flawed.

Let me break…