What this translate as is every post will increase significantly in volume (of words) and with more extensive references to Scriptural passages. But due to the severe restriction to the author's functional resources the revamping works have been not progressing accordingly and were mostly not progressing (i.e. stagnant) at all. But all limitations and restrictions notwithstanding the author is unwavering in his resolve and commitment to get all of them done (GOD willing).
But due to this author biting off more than I can chew, most of the editorial works (error checking, typo corrections, sentences restructuring to improve readability and embedding of keyword links) was not done in many posted discussion. This work originally started in Windows Live Spaces and later moved to Blogger, first started out as a foundation discussion intend to teach the author's daughter the fundamental of the family faith and worship of the CREATOR GOD.
Love Thy Neighbor
Love as it is defined by the Christian Bible, carries with it care and concern plus a desire to want the best for the object of it (its target). Perfect love as defined by the Bible is this care, concern and desire that is over and above the self (John 3:16). The Bible defined two types of love. One type for GOD another for our neighbors (Luke 10:27). I won’t go into the details of the first type here but you can read the complete discussion in my book Bible 101 from the chapters ‘GOD IS’, ‘The Elect’ and ‘Grace, Sin And The Commandments Of GOD’.
This they do by purposefully misunderstanding what these texts teach, saying that one can't take the words of the Christian Bible literally. Then they go and selectively quote a hundred and one verses out of context to justify these self expediencies driven deliberated misunderstandings. But GOD is not deceived by this deceptive sincerity, this faked desire to worship GOD.
And that would be absolutely brilliant coming from a “rocket scientist” because that is exactly the point of the Christian Bible's message. The sons of righteousness cannot coexist with the sons of wickedness and not be destroyed by them. That is the very reason JESUS CHRIST is returning to wiped out all the wicked at this very soon coming End of the Age. We are now almost into the very last half hour of GOD's time frame for mankind - the time allotted for mankind to go about their self expedient way pursuing every evil and wicked imagination (Genesis 6:5) that is in their hearts.
Who Is The Neighbor?
And who is this neighbor you have to be perfectly fair with in all your dealings?
5. What is all this big deal about working and not working? Scientifically speaking even when we breathe we expand energy. As long as we are alive our bodies are working, the heart pumping, the lungs taking in air and the digestive system never stops digesting and ingesting food, our kidneys filtering the blood, etc.
So the Christmas religion teaches, 'You do not need to keep or observe anything commanded by the Christian Bible to be saved because just as the Apostle Paul said, 'For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.'
And every professed Christian says, ‘We don’t have to do anything to be saved but just believe and accept JESUS CHRIST as our personal savior. It is by faith we are saved not by works. If we try to keep the law we will be estranged from CHRIST, the Bible teaches this very clearly, just read all the Epistles of the Apostle Paul.’
But here are the problems.
James the brother of JESUS CHRIST wrote,
If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well;
James the brother of JESUS was saying that if you obey and put into effect through your lives by practicing or performing the commandments or Royal Law ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself’ you are doing well (or good).
The word ‘fulfill’ is usually used to mean ‘bring about’ or ‘to complete by performing’ or ‘be the very expression of.’ It does not mean to do away with or abolish or put an end to. Literally it means fill to the fullest, but the concept in the context of this verse is ‘to fully meet the requirement’ by performing or carrying it out, and it no where means abolishing or doing away with.
Now why didn’t any of these disciples of the Christmas religion say, ‘Hey wait a minute what was this James saying about the law? That we have to perform it? Didn’t the Apostle Paul teach that it was no longer necessary? Didn’t Paul say that if we try to keep the law we would be estranged from CHRIST?’
And why didn’t they asked, ‘Wasn’t this the same James who together with the Apostle Peter and the Apostle John, whom the Apostle Paul called ‘pillars’ of the Church of GOD in his Epistle (Galatians 2:9).
Didn’t the Apostle Paul together with a group of elders go to Jerusalem to consult and get a ruling from them (Acts 15:1 - 4)? Why was this James contradicting Paul? So why was Paul contradicting these who were ‘pillars’ in the Church of GOD? If Paul was indeed contradicting these ‘pillars’ of the Church of GOD should we still believe him?
Is GOD divided? Were the Apostles of CHRIST divided (Matthew 12:25; 1 Corinthians 1:13)? Is the Church of GOD divided? The Christmas religion would like you to believe so!
But instead the masters of the Christmas religions said, ‘Bah, this James, his Epistle is nothing but just an Epistle of straw!’ This means of no real value or of negligible value.
But another Apostle this time the one appointed by JESUS to be the head over the others, the Apostle Peter wrote concerning the false disciples who having accepted the Gospel message then turned from it rejecting the keeping of GOD's commandments.
So now it would seem that the Apostle Peter agreed with James the brother of Jesus. And both of these were referred to by the Apostle Paul as ‘pillars’ of the Church of GOD. Did these disciples of the Christmas religion then ask, ‘How come the Apostle Peter who very obviously had been singled out by JESUS CHRIST to be the leader among HIS appointed Apostles, also taught that we must keep the Holy Commandments?’
Didn’t these masters and disciples of the Christmas religion then sense that something just wasn’t right about this ‘no longer need to keep the commandments or anything’ doctrine they had received from their masters and teachers and which they themselves have been advancing.
Unfortunately none of them did. They just continued preaching and celebrating Christmas, Easter, Sunday and to believe in this three in one god of the Christmas religion.
If you were to thoroughly read the Gospel accounts and the whole of the New Testament records you would have appreciated the fact that JESUS CHRIST had singled out Peter to play the lead role among all HIS Apostles.
Read all the four Gospel accounts as well as the Book of Acts to verify this. For your easy reference I have listed out below some of the many verses that support this.
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”
He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”
He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?”
He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”
He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”
And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”
Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.
Now the apostles and elders came together to consider this matter. And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: “Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
How then did these masters and disciples of the Christmas religion reason? It must have been something like this, ‘But the Apostle Paul said very clearly that if we keep the law then we would be estranged from CHRIST. So let us ignore what the Apostle Peter wrote, for didn’t the Apostle Paul had to correct Peter for being a hypocrite? And since the Epistle of James was just an epistle of straw we can ignore that too. We can therefore safely ignore them both. Now the Apostle Paul obviously was the one with the true message of the Gospel since most of the New Testament text we have today were written by him. Yes the Apostle Paul is the one with the real true message and all other writings must be scrutinized against his.’
I am sure my readers are intelligent enough not to take the preceding paragraphs (above) literally because this is a parody (that is sort of an exaggerated analogy). But you know conceptually that is exactly what the Christmas religion is advancing.
Yet however there are even more complications to the ‘justify by faith so there is no need to keep the commandments or anything’ doctrine.
Yet another Apostle, the ‘disciple that JESUS CHRIST loved,’ the Apostle John said the same thing about the requirement to keep the commandments.
This same John wrote, ‘For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.’
Why did the Apostle John have to highlight the fact that the GOD’s commandments are not burdensome? Because even then, at the very Apostolic age, evil and wicked men having embraced the Gospel had been turning from it to preach lies that perverted the very Gospel to which they claimed to believe exactly as all the adherents and disciples of Christmas religion of today are doing. For proof of this read all the New Testament accounts by the Apostles and the leaders of the Church of GOD that are in the books of Acts, in the Epistles and in the Book of Revelation.
Even in the very revelations from GOD recorded by the Apostle John in the Book of Revelation at the close of the Apostolic age, it was clearly revealed that the commandments of GOD is to be kept. That Satan (symbolized by a Dragon) will be so enraged with those who will keep the commandments of GOD that he will seek to destroy them. And that prophecy is of a time that is still future to now at the time of this writing.
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
How about the SON of GOD, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF? What did HE teach? JESUS CHRIST whom they in their doctrines considered as GOD, one of a Trinity. Did HE say that HE came to abolish the commandments and the law? Did HE not say the exact opposite? Did not JESUS CHRIST when HE began HIS three and a half years ministry as a SON of Man, explicitly, specifically and clearly state that HE had not come to do away with (i.e. ‘destroy’) the law and commandments of GOD?
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
Did HE teach that since HE would fulfill everything that mankind will no longer need to obey GOD and keep GOD's commandment of love? Tell me since when does the word ‘fulfill’ means ‘to abolish’ or ‘to do away with the need’? Now you tell me how do you read that verse if you can't take it literally?
Did HE not say?
If you love Me, keep My commandments.
He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
Read the whole of Matthew Chapters 5 and 6 and see how JESUS stressed the requirement to go over and beyond the written words of the commandments to obey and perform the very intent of these commandments and laws.
Maybe the masters and experts of the Christmas religion will like to tell us how they figuratively read those verses above!
So we have all of these - James the brother of JESUS, the Apostle Peter and the Apostle John, including JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF and HIS FATHER, GOD ALMIGHTY telling us very clearly and plainly that we have to keep, obey and perform the commandments, the royal law. In fact if you were to the read the Bible from cover to cover, yes including all of the Epistles of the Apostle Paul in total, there is this consistency in the Bible message that we have to the faith to obey and keep the commandments of GOD. That the point of failure of faith is in disobedience - not having the faith to believe and through that belief to obey (Hebrews 11:8, 7, 17, 28, 29, 30; Joshua 6:2 - 3, 5, 20).
But despite all these, the disciples and masters of the Christmas religions, these daughters churches of the Great Harlot of Revelation 13 still persisted and held on to their doctrines which purportedly was from the Epistles of the Apostle Paul. Now if we are to believe their doctrines it must then be implicit that all the things that JESUS taught and instructed and commanded as was recorded in the four Gospel accounts were just one big farce, one big ruse and the real message was the one that was delivered to the Apostle Paul and the Apostle Paul only.
So if that is the case then according to the doctrines of these daughters churches of the Christmas religion, the Apostle Paul must the real MESSIAH, the real CHRIST whereas this JESUS CHRIST that the four Gospel accounts and all of the New Testament Scriptures testified to must be an imposter.
But then even the Apostle Paul whose very Epistles this disciples and masters of the Christmas religion selectively quoted exclusively to justify their doing away with the commandments of GOD and the basis for breaking the Everlasting Covenant, Paul too - yes the very Apostle Paul held in such over-riding high esteem, even over and above JESUS CHRIST and GOD - also testified in his Epistle that ‘keeping the commandments of GOD is what is essential.’
Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters.
1 Corinthians 7:19
That means keeping the commandments is what that is important; it is what makes the difference between the children of obedience and those who disobeyed. The difference between those who received grace through faith and those who rebelled in disbelieved and whose end is perdition in the Day of Judgment.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”
Ephesians 6:1 - 3
Here Paul is referencing the fifth commandment exhorted children to obey their parents.
And here Paul commanded that women be submissive, quoting that the law said so as the basis of this command. Now if the law had been done away with and there is no longer a need to keep it why would Paul need justification from it to command this? Couldn't he had, just as all the masters of the Christmas religion do, simply command it based solely on their authority as the ‘vicar’ and sole arbiter of CHRIST? If keeping the law would cause us to be estranged from CHRIST, why would Paul required the women in the Church of GOD to obey what the law says? Did Paul want the women in the Church of GOD to be estranged from JESUS CHRIST?
Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith— to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.
Romans 16:25 - 27
In this verse Paul testified that his message (‘my gospel’) and the ‘preaching of JESUS CHRIST’ were the same thing and that these were in accordance to what had been revealed in the Old Testament Scriptures ('by the prophetic Scriptures made known'). And that all these were according to the commandments of the everlasting GOD to effect the obedience to GOD through faith.
So contrary to the lies of the Christmas religion the Apostle Paul affirmed that the Old Testament Scriptures were valid and were according to the commandments of GOD to teach obedience effected by believing JESUS CHRIST (‘for obedience to the faith’) through having faith in GOD.
Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 13:8 - 10
Since love is the fulfillment of the law and, according to teachings of the Christmas religion the Apostle Paul stressed that we should not keep the law otherwise we would be estranged from CHRIST does it not follow that we should not love one another otherwise we would be trying to gain salvation by works?
So why was Paul saying here in Romans 13 verse 8 that we should love one another because love fulfills the law (that is acting with and through love meets the requirement of the law)? Was Paul contradicting himself? If he was should we still believe him? Can we believe someone who one moment commanded something and then another, something totally the reverse or opposite?
Here again Paul was stressing of the need to fulfill (meet the full requirement of) the law, not do away with it. Exactly as JESUS CHRIST said that HE came born as a man to do (Matthew 5:17). Only the Christmas religion had twisted the word ‘fulfill’ to mean ‘to abolish’ or ‘to do away with’. Is that what they mean when they said you cannot take the Word of GOD literally - that you must twist it to say what you want it to say? Now how many of you have swallowed that lie?
Yes, today it is mainly the daughters of the Great Harlot Church who are advancing this ‘grace and not work’ doctrine.
The Mother Church of the Babylonian Mystery Religion had been teaching for centuries that the Christian Bible just should not be believed. That we should believe her in her catechism doctrines instead. Doctrines such as Christmas, Easter, Sunday as a day of rest and worship and that the Christian GOD is a trinity. These are completely in contradiction with everything written in the Scripture of Truth.
That stand was fine and good when they had a monopoly on the records of the Holy Christian Scriptures especially the New Testament records, and had been able to prevent their disciples from accessing these. Also with the true Church of GOD hidden (Revelation 12:6) from the world’s main view through the vicious and relentless persecution of this Great Harlot and her partners in crime, the Beast power in her various revivals throughout the hidden centuries, there is no one to expose her lies.
But as the one thousand two hundred and sixty years began to lapse and the Church of GOD would surface to be noticed by the world, Satan knew that once this happened this blanket denial of the Words of these New Testament Scriptures was just not going to deceive the rest of mankind who would not be under the fold of the Great Harlot Church. So Satan engineered the Great Coming Out, yes the Protestant Reformation.
The Great Harlot Church began to spawn daughters (Revelation 17:5) who would offer up a profusion and confusion of “Christian” doctrines to drown out the true message that the Church of GOD had held on to through those dark years when Satan through his agents, the Great Harlot Church and the Beast power, tried to destroy her.
Don't monopolistic entities employ this same strategy to stifle competitions from others? Should it be strange that this powerful and manipulative Adversary, Satan the Devil be knowledgeable to do so more than just very expertly?
Diligently Studying The Word Of GOD.
2 Peter 3:14 - 17
Romans 7:1 - 25
But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.
Read verse 6 again and tell me what it means when the Apostle Paul wrote that ‘we should serve in the newness of the Spirit’? Does to ‘serve in the newness of the Spirit’ mean to ‘spirit’ away the Royal Laws and Commandments of GOD, just as Antichrists have perversely twisted the word ‘fulfill’ (Matthew 5:7) to mean ‘abolish and destroy’ or ‘do away with’? Read in Matthew chapters 5 to 7 how JESUS required HIS disciples to obey the Royal Laws and Holy Commandments of GOD ‘in the newness of the Spirit’ as the new requirement under the New Everlasting Covenant of which HE was the MEDIATOR (Hebrew 8:6, 9:15, 12:24; Malachi 3:1).
Here Is A Revelation.
Pure And Unadulterated Self Expediency.
So their rule of thumb is that whenever anything at all in the whole Christian Bible contradicts their held doctrines which they justified because of those few passages from the Epistles of the Apostle Paul, those few passages of their choice takes precedence in terms of authoritativeness.
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Last Updated: 2013 11 09 (updating in progress)
First Posted: 2010 09 15