Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Faith That Pleases GOD.

Do you have the faith without which it is impossible to please GOD? The bulk of professed Christianity teaches (either explicitly or implicitly) that the faith that gave them access to the Grace given in the New Forever Covenant in JESUS CHRIST’S blood is just only to proclaimed with their mouths the words, I accept JESUS CHRIST as my personal savior.’ And that is the sum and all that is needed to avail of the Grace of GOD. From then on all your sins are 'covered.’ You can go on living your life as you have always done, doing what ever it pleases you to do so long as you believe what you are doing is right even if you know what you are doing is wrong.

Is that really true that the faith required to receive Grace is just only to proclaim I accept JESUS CHRIST as my personal savior?’

How would you know if that is really true? Can you just ask any man walking along the street whether that is true or not? Who should you ask: the monk or priest in a Hindu temple, or those in a Buddhist temple? Or should you ask a Jewish rabbi? How about the Great Catholic Pope, should you ask him? Or should you go to a priest that minister to one of many such "Christian" churches. If they tell you that it is true, is that good enough for you?

If while walking in a street a man comes up to you and says he is the President of the United States of America even if he is not and he in no way look like Barack Obama (the year of this writing here is 2010 C.E.) is that good enough for you to accept that he is indeed the U.S. President. And if his friend who is walking beside him say that is true, is that good enough for you. How about if the whole of that neighborhood agree with him and his friend that he indeed is the current President of the United States of America? Is that good enough for you to accept that he is indeed the President of the United States of America?

Today we have much of the nations of the world recognizing that the Catholic Church as a true Christian Church and that the Pope as the sole Vicar of CHRIST, is the very representative of JESUS CHRIST. Is that good enough for you, that many nations (the government of these nations) recognize the Catholic Church as a Christian Church - a universal Christian Church?

But more important is that good enough for GOD? Shouldn't you go to the Holy Scripture that is translated into the many translations of the Christian Bible of today to verify if that is true? Would that be a good basis to find out if that is true, to go to the source the religious texts and check out what they really say? Shouldn’t that be the source to check if that is really true?

The truth of the matter is it is really an individual matter, the matter of who you choose to believe, isn't it? It is really all up to the individual who he or she chooses to believe.

When the internet first gain popularity a lot of users were taken in by email from total strangers which claimed that by forwarding those emails either Bill Gates or Microsoft or whoever and whatever will pay them ‘good money. Some new users still believe that today and are forwarding such emails. Others have wised up and no longer believe every email they received. But many are still being trick of their savings and even going into debt believing some email or texted message promising them money.

So what am I getting at? Am I asking you to believe me and not believe anyone else?

Well yes and no.

I am not asking you to believe me on account that I tell you to or that I said so. I am giving you information for you to make your own decision on who you choose to believe: the message that is recorded in the Scripture of Truth, or some one telling you not to believe these Scriptures (because you just cant take the message of the Bible literally or some other reasons) but to believe them instead.

How about the rest of mainstream “Christianity?” The Protestant Churches and the many other “Christian” Churches, are these all also true Christian churches? Are these the real disciples of JESUS CHRIST? Are these true Christian? All of them respectively believe so. Is that good enough for you? Can you just believe it is true because a great many people believe it to be true? Can you just believe it is true if the members of those churches tell you it is so? Can you believe it is so if many who consider themselves Christian, tell you it is so?

For many, many centuries, all of mankind living then believed that the world was flat; that if you were to travel far enough from where you were you would fall off the edge. Today near to no one believe that anymore. The reason I used the word near to’ instead of ‘all’ is because one can never be absolutely sure if there is still someone alive today who still believe this - that the world is flat. And will you be surprise to know that there are still a fair percentage of mankind who believe that, that the world is flat.

At one time near to all professed “Christianity” believed for many, many centuries until the very recent present that the original sin that caused the fall from grace in the Garden of Eden was sex, ‘dirty filthy sinful sex.’ Those poor demented souls. Yes even all the “great” Catholic Popes and all the experts and leaders of professed “Christianity,” all their “faithful” followers too - all these believed this ridiculous lie. I hope none still believe this. I hope you don't still believe this.

Not too many years back, all the prominent men of Science, men of great authority, these brilliant experts of Science believed that our galaxy, the Milky Way, was the whole of the physical universe. Today none of the brilliant experts of Science believed that anymore. They now believe something else instead. Wonders of wonders, they are forever changing their minds.

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely admire the works these great minds of science are doing in their field of expertise. Now if only they would have some 'conventional' wisdom and stop talking like they already know everything it would show them up to be also wise rather than just conceitedly arrogant.

Enough of having fun let's get back to the topic at hand.


Who Do You Believe Or Rather Who Should You Believe?

When it comes to the Christian religion who should you believe? Should you believe your friend or relative? Should you believe your teacher of whatever discipline? Should you believe your neighbor? Should you believe a priest of a Hindu temple? Should you believe a Buddhist monk? Should you just look around for a place called a church and just walk in there and believe whatever they are teaching there. Should you believe someone who stops you in a street or come knocking on your door and ask you to accept JESUS CHRIST as your personal savior?

And if all of these tell you the same thing is that good enough for you? Or should you believe this author instead? Does it matter who you believe? Does it matter what you believe? If it doesn't why bother to believe in anything? Just jump into the path of a speeding car or a speeding train and see for yourself if it matters or not what the truth is.

My point is - the Truth matters. So if you consider yourself a Christian should it matter to you if you really are a true Christian, a faithful disciple of JESUS CHRIST or just another perishing fool on this ‘nanoscopic’ planet earth?

What source should you go to if you really want to find out the Truth about Christianity? Should it be to any or all of those that I mentioned above? Should you believe this author? Or should you go to the Scriptures that near to all professed Christianity says is the basis of the Christian religion. Be sure there are certain “Christians” who don't hold to these Scriptures but have their own writings by their founders whoever these may be. If you think you want to believe these or even consider these then I refer you back to the top of this title.

But before proceeding please know for a fact that the Great Catholic Church advocates that the Scripture of Truth translated into many of the Christian Bible translations of today should not be believed. You are to believe their catechism doctrines instead.

Also know that most if not all of Protestant Christianities” advocate similarly but only indirectly by saying you just can't take the message of the Christian Bible literally or some other reasons. This translate to only they can understand the Christian Bible that is why they can twist the literal words and records to figuratively say whatever they want it to say. Read all about this in the previous title of this blog.

So they selectively select what you should read based on whatever they want you to believe because reading the full text and discourse will raise questions in your mind about the doctrines they are advocating which they can't truly show to be truly from these Scriptures. So by quoting only those that agree and leaving out all those that don't they can get you to believe whatever they want you to believe.

So I say to you read the Holy Scriptures thoroughly for yourself, a few times from cover to cover and then decide who you want to believe - the plain records of these Scriptures or those telling you to just believe them because you are not smart enough to understand what you read. Now if you are truly smart you should have seen through their lie meant to keep you from reading the Scripture of Truth for yourself and discovering their deceptions. Read here in this blog, ‘The Keys To Unlocking The Mystery,’ why the bulk of mankind never understood the plain and clear message of the Gospel.

After you have done that or concurrently to doing that (reading the Christian Bible a few times cover to cover) then you can compare what you can understand with what I am writing here and in all my blogs whether I am just taking every word of the Scriptures literally or am I smart enough to know the difference between the literal and the figurative, the plain from the allegories, metaphors, hyperbole and all the nuances of language that man uses to communicate his thoughts, contemplations, instructions and ideas.

Then decide for yourself and not let some men tell you how to think, whether what I write is indeed true or am I twisting everything to my own agenda and held belief; am I teaching you what the Scripture of Truth recorded or am I advocating my own religion.

Now I am not advocating that you can easily understand everything written in the Bible because as I have written elsewhere, the message of the Bible is similar to any large or complex subject. There are things easy to understand written in simple and plain language, then there are the slightly more difficult things and then again there are the difficult things to understand which requires a lot of studying, praying, meditation and faith in the GOD WHO impart to us the understanding. You can read all of these in Bible 101 by this author.


Start Building The Faith Without Which It Is Impossible To Please GOD.

What do you need to do to start having or developing the faith that is so necessary to please GOD? For starters, start believing instead of disbelieving GOD. Start believing what GOD said and commanded written for us in the Scripture of Truth.

Adam and Eve chose to disbelieve GOD and chose to believe a strange serpent instead. No one seems to think that it is a strange thing. All of professed “Christianity” has been doing the same for hundreds and hundreds of years until this very day. And none seem to think it is a strange thing. Speaking of a Grace that comes through faith yet none consider for a second what faith means, what believing in some one means, what believing in GOD means.

Here we have a world order with people lying and lying to us many, many times over and over again in our lives. Our lives are filled with deceptions and duplicities. Our spouses lied, our family members be they parents or siblings, our relatives, our colleagues, our associates, our teachers, our leaders, our friends and even we ourselves. All have at more than one time lied. Yet we chose to believe them time and again even though we may not believe them all the time because we have already learned better.

We believe them usually for two simple reasons. Firstly because we don't have a real choice because everybody lies and we basically do so on a subconscious calculated risk basis. Secondly we usually do not have a lot to lose when we chose to believe them in most of those instances based on our awareness of our risk exposure.


The GOD of the Bible said that HE does not lie ever (Titus 1:2; Hebrew 6:18). Do you believe that literally? Or have you just like the disciples of the Christmas religion and near to all the rest of professed “Christianity” believed that only figuratively which literally translate to mean believing whatever it suits you to believe (Matthew 15:3-9) just like the Jews of the Apostolic days did and are still doing today. And also just like the disciples of the Christmas religion has been doing since the post Apostolic time until this very day (Revelation 2:14 - 15, 17:3 - 8; 18:7, 9 YLT).

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14:6

JESUS CHRIST said that HE is the Truth, the very expression and embodiment of truth. Do you believe that literally?

Or do you think HE lied when HE said at the beginning of HIS ministry that HE did not come to abolish (do away with the need to obey and keep) the law, all of the commandments of GOD as recorded in the law and the Prophets (Matthew 5:17)? Because the whole of professed “Christianity” believe that HE lied that is the reason they are keeping, performing and obeying none of the things that is commanded and instructed in the law and the Prophets. But instead they are keeping Christmas, Easter and Sunday; and telling you that you will go to heaven when you die if you believe them but to a hell of eternal torment if you don’t.


JESUS CHRIST speaking to the Jewish authorities of HIS days as a SON of man said:
For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?”
John 5:46 - 47

Let me translate that for the master of the Christmas religion (and also all the rest of the Antichrist religions that make the claims to be Christians) who can’t seem to be able to understand the clear teachings and instructions of the Holy Scriptures.

JESUS said if you do not believe the writings of Moses (the first five books of the Christian Bible) you won’t believe HIS Words either. Now hasn’t that proven to be absolutely and literally true? None of professed “Christianity” believes that the writings of Moses (and the rest of the Old Testament) have any relevance today and none of them believe in anything JESUS CHRIST taught and commanded either.

That is the reason the whole world of professed “Christianitykept and performed nothing at all that HE commanded and instructed. They are keeping Christmas, Easter and Sunday and many, many other things not written in the Holy Scriptures. And the things written in the Holy Scriptures they do not keep, from the Passover (Matthew 26:17, 19, 26 – 28; Luke 22:7, 14 – 20; 1 Corinthians 11:23 - 26) to the Ten Commandments (1 Timothy 1:5; James 2:8-12; 2 Peter 2:21) and all the Feasts of GOD (Exodus 23:!4 – 16; Leviticus 23:2 – 41; Acts 2:1; 18:21; 20:6, 16; 1 Corinthians 16:8) to everything else the Scripture of Truth taught and commanded.

Today all of professed “Christianitiesdo not believe the law and the Prophets exactly as the Jewish religious authorities of the days of the Gospel accounts didn’t. Because they neither believed Moses nor JESUS CHRIST, those Jewish religious authorities plotted and finally had JESUS arrested and brought before the Romans to be murdered just as their forefathers had been murdering the Prophets of GOD (Matthew 23:35; Luke 11:51) sent to warned them. Also too the Great Catholic fathers had the Beast power murdered the Saints of GOD in the hidden years (Revelation 12:6) of the Church of GOD. Soon this Great Harlot and all her followers, the masters and disciples of the Christmas religion, again in concert with the soon rising Beast power will again be murdering the Saints and Elect of GOD (read all about how this is coming about here).

How many among those who professed Christianity today believe the book of Genesis of the Christian Bible literally? Most don’t believe the book of Exodus either that the things recorded actually took place. They believe those are just some Jewish fables. Do you believe the first five books of the Bible or just like the disciples of the Christmas religion you only believe in them figuratively.

Do you believe that before Noah’s Flood the men of that age lived to almost a thousand years old? How about the account of Adam and Eve and the talking serpent in the Garden of Eden? Or when at the beginning the Scriptures recorded that GOD created the Heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). Then there are the Ten Plagues and the parting of the Red Sea. Do you believe any of these literally or just figuratively?

How about the account of Jonah being inside the belly of a huge fish for three days and three nights? Sounds too incredulous to believe, doesn't it? Well you know what, JESUS CHRIST not only believed it HE staked HIS entire credibility on it. It was the one and only miraculous sign HE quoted the fulfillment of which was to be the proof that HE is indeed the MESSIAH testified to by Moses, Daniel, Micah and Malachi.

But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Matthew 12:39 - 40

The reason I am highlighting all these here is because if you don’t believe and obey what the Scripture of Truth taught very clearly and explicitly you should stop pretending to be a Christian. If you don’t have the faith to believe what the Holy Scriptures very clearly and explicit stated, there is no way you are ever going have the faith without which (Hebrews 11:6) you can never please GOD.

A “rocket scientist” wannabe told me that if someone today were to perform the same miracles that JESUS CHRIST performed, then and only then he would believe. Do you think people will believe if some one came along today and performed all the miracles that JESUS CHRIST performed back then in Judea? That if someone does so today then the people of the world would believe and obey the teaching and commandments of the Holy Scriptures? Then how can you explain why the Jews of the first century C.E. had JESUS CHRIST murdered, had HIM put to death by the Romans? Didn’t HE perform all those miracles before them?

How about the Israelites that were freed from Egypt? Didn’t GOD perform all those powerful miracles to deliver them? How is it then that the Biblical account testified that 'none' of them believed? Wasn’t that why they all (all those twenty years and older except for Caleb and Joshua) died in the wilderness and never entered into the promise land (Numbers 14:34-36)?

And you know what, the same Scriptures that recorded all these also testified that sometime not too far from now two witnesses of GOD are going to be performing power miracles before the whole world for three and a half years yet the whole world would not repent of their evil self expediencies to turn to obey GOD. Read the book of Revelation that testified of all the things that are soon going to happen to this world of arrogantly wicked men and yet they would not repent (Revelation 16) to believe and obey what the Scripture of Truth testified to.

The main point I am making is this: you have got to start believing what were written clearly and literally in the Holy Scriptures if you are going to start building the faith that pleases GOD. The faith that believes the Holy Scriptures and not the faith that does not believe, as is the faith of the masters and disciples of the Christmas religion.

Miraculous signs do not convert people they just awed them and scared them for a little while. But that does not last past a day or two and they will revert back to their same old ways pursuing after whatever is expedient for them. That is what the Holy Scriptures recorded. Do you believe those records or do you believe whatever it suits you to believe?


Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Mark 1:14-15

Repentance (Mark 1:14-15) is what converts people. The repentance (Matthew 11:20) that comes from the realization that we have been living a life perpetuating evil and wickedness, hurting ourselves and all mankind. The true remorse and sorrow in our minds and hearts on the realization that we have acted foolishly to have done such grave evils and with that realization our determination not to continue doing so turning to GOD for forgiveness. And to continue henceforth to trust and obey HIM that we may learn to love HIM because HE created and loved us as our GOD and CREATOR and wants a future of forever happiness for us as HIS Children.

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
Matthew 16:25

The faith to believe GOD requires the total commitment on your part, a total change of your life orientation of distrust towards GOD and your life direction of acting in bad faith against GOD. You have to lose your life to save it (Matthew 16:25; John 12:25; Galatians 2:20; Romans 6:4) meaning you have to give up everything you are doing now, give up being self expedient you and begin to be a new person in JESUS CHRIST. You have to start on a fresh clean slate of trusting and totally obeying all teachings in the laws and the Prophets of the Holy Scriptures as well as the testimony of JESUS and HIS Apostles, both the Old and the New Testaments. That is right, you have to believe all of the Holy Scriptures and on that believe to walk a walk of faithfully obeying everything that is commanded (Matthew 28:19 - 20) to follow the example set by JESUS CHRIST.

And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Matthew 10:38

Faith, just like fulfilling (doing or performing or conducting of self in) righteousness is the simplest of things but not the easiest.

Next BUILDING THE FAITH THAT PLEASES GOD.

THE FAITH THAT PLEASES GOD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7


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1. Words in italic referenced titles or proper names where this applies, otherwise these are personal notes to selected people who are familiar with them.
2. I have intentionally left out many scriptural references as anyone who wants to prove or disprove what is written here should read the Christian Bible thoroughly and extensively (from cover to cover at least three or more times).
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