A journey into Grace and Truth, in my own unique manner of speaking.
I'm not a millionaire duck hunter, I'm not a harbinger of end times eschatology, I don't vilify gay people or Arabs, I'm not a ranch owner who stole from the government for years, I'm not a corporation, I don't own a sports team, I don't wave any country's flag, I believe in peace, I'm not greedy, I don't want to see anyone die, I worship Jesus not any person or people groups, I don't persecute anyone, and I don't have a show on Fox News.
No wonder I'm not that popular with many people on here.
The world as a whole, everyone in it, needs the Real Jesus, that I have to even say that means people haven't been listening. But, the world cannot know the Real Jesus until the church as a whole gets to know Him. That is the problem I am addressing in frustration with many of my posts.
How can you send out missionaries to reach the world, or even your own backyard, for Jesus, when all the majority of American Christian™ churches do is teach people about the same false god those in the world, or in your own backyard, already worship only with a clever name change to "Jesus?" That makes no sense. So before people can meet the Real Jesus, the people tasked with sharing Him with the world need to know Him. That is simple logic.
So people say how can you be so certain? How can you be so sanctimonious? Who are you to say who is following Jesus and who is not? What made you the unofficial spokesman for the Real Jesus? Keep your prattling on to yourself we don't want to he…
I felt it was time to address this topic. Many topics elicit an emotional response when you disagree with someone that has been indoctrinated into a certain belief regardless of whether their belief is actually truth supported by scripture or not. I have witnessed believers often referring to themselves as a “sinner” or by the extended text of “sinner saved by grace”. Are these terms actually scripturally supported terms to refer to a believer in Jesus Christ?
You may wonder, “Why is it a big deal what believers call themselves or other believers?”, but if it is not important, then why would God have inspired the scripture writers to call His children specific words? Obviously God has a huge interest in the terms His children refer to themselves as. Just as you would care about what your kids call themselves, God cares deeply about what His children call themselves. If your children are constantly calling themselves or others “stupid”, “loser”, “idiot”, “useless”, and other words li…
this age of violence, I notice many trying to justify or excuse violence by
using a single event in scripture to support their narrative of a violent
non-pacifist Jesus. I shake my head because it’s the same problem I see day in
and day out when it comes to scriptures. People do not use exegesis, they rely
on eisegesis. This is a major, major no-no when it comes to scripture. A brief explanation of the 2 terms may be in
order for those who don’t know what this means: exegesis
is the process of drawing out the meaning from a text in accordance with the
context and discoverable meaning of its author, eisegesis occurs when a reader
imposes his or her interpretation into and onto the text. In
a nut shell, exegesis is studying scripture to find out what IT says, eisegesis
is studying scripture to make it tell what YOU say. So instead of “reading” the
text, you are “reading into” the text. All this does it provide confirmation
bias, which is: the tendency to search for, interpret, favor,