Would You Know Our Saviour If He Was In Front Of You?
Better research what that hand gesture the one to the right is doing too....
Over the last few years, I’ve seen a surge in the amount of images of what Jesus or as I like to call him, our Saviour, looks like.
Some are of an african guy with dreads and most are of a Caucasian guy with long stringy blonde hair. In fact, there are many different versions of the “white Jesus”.
If there are so many different pictures of our saviour, how are we to know him from, say a guy on the corner who is dressed in all white with long stringy blonde hair?
He Warned Us…
Our savior warned us in Matthew 24:4,5 that many would come in his name and announce themselves as the Messiah.
He firmly says “Don’t be deceived” in verse 4.
satan is known as the great deceiver (“deceived the whole world” rev. 12: 9). It’s what he does best. He’s been doing it since the beginning of creation when he deceived Eve aka Chavvah, into eating of the tree of good and evil.
He is most famous for deceiving the angels (known as the fallen) into joining his losing team.
If he can deceive the angels; sons of our heavenly father; who are we? Without his truth and spirit, we are NOTHING…
I want to start off by saying don’t just believe anything I say. Get your bible and study the word for yourself. Ask God to guide you to the truth as he told us if you seek, you will find. Please know that the Word of God is a mystery which is part of the reason why atheist just don’t get it. Let them believe what they believe and we know what we know.
Here are some books that I found interesting.. They give some insight into why the world is in such disarray around religion. It’s supposedly coming from a Jesuit priest that decided to break away from the Catholic church after questioning a priest about John chapter 2 and some practices that were meant to divide the body of Christ.
I’ve heard rumors about this guy not being who he says he is and so on.. With so much out there, who knows what to believe outside of the true Word of God.
I believe in reading and and doing thorough research..
What he said made a lot of sense as to why 99% of Churches today participate in Catholic rituals without their knowledge.. God tells us his people parish due to lack of knowledge. Read your bibles people…
I was reading Revelations yesterday and it said that the the beast would be the number of a man (666) and would have the power to change laws and times. They changed Sabbath worship to Sunday and have countless laws that are completely against the word of God. Worst part is they openly admit that they changed it and even lie and say they wrote the bible with the Holy Ghost… Why would you completely go against something you wrote?
Looks like purple and scarlet to me... Coincidence? I doubt it
Revelations also says they adorn themselves in purple in scarlet.. and lots of gold.. Plus the mentioning of 7 horns which, correct me if I’m wrong, mean the 7 hills in Rome that surround the church. Read more…
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Posted by Dennis -
February 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm
After the passing away of my mother, I realized something horrible about this world. They don’t care about you or your feelings. I learned that there is no love like a mother; there’s one greater but none equal.
My mom raised me to be ready for this world but I didn’t know simply because I was a teenager and wanted to have fun. No matter how mad I got because she wouldn’t allow me to do as the world did, she stood her ground. She would always and I mean always back it up with “Son I do this because I love you”.
After every beating; after all punishments; they were all followed by “I love you“.
It seems in such a crazy world that we’ve lost sight of what love is. My mom loved me enough to not allow me to do what I wanted to do knowing I was not going to agree with it.
Would she have loved me if she allowed me to do what I wanted?
Love is knowing what’s good for someone and then telling them; which is why I had to write this message.
The huge problem I see is with the churches telling people who all they have to do is have faith and they’ll make it into the kingdom of God. I was just on YouTube and saw a comment from some guy saying there would be murderers, stealers, fornicators etc. in heaven; contrary to the word of God. That’s what propelled me to write this post.
The people of this world are being lied to; thinking as long as they get a few tattoos of who we know as Jesus, wear a cross (which really means the complete opposite of what most think), read a few scriptures here and there and pray sometimes, they’ll make it into the Kingdom of God.
We look at it almost like God needs us in his Kingdom. Best believe he’s doing us a favor and we take it for granted.
What I’m getting at is NO SINNER will make it into the Kingdom of Heaven; and before you start turning to Ephesians, let’s break some things down.
We’re Saved Through Grace? Right?
I noticed that many people just shout out scriptures but don’t even know what they mean. I was once like this. Let’s look at the definition of grace first and get some understanding.
Grace: 1. A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill. 2. Mercy; clemency. 3. Divine love and protection bestowed freely on people. 4. The state of being protected or sanctified by the favor of God. 5. An excellence or power granted by God.
Ok so we can basically see that is favor that God did for us; that being stated in John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
That was the gift we were given and according to Titus 2:11, it is available to ALL MEN.
11. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12. teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13. looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14. who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
I went past 11 a bit to show you what God expects for those that take this gift but we’ll get deeper into that in a bit.
So how is one to obtain this FREE gift of salvation that was given to us by the death of Christ on the cross? How are we truly saved?
Ephesians 2:8-10 says it plain as day
8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9. Not of works, lest any man should boast.
I’ve done a lot of study over the past year. Most for myself to gain knowledge and wisdom; a lot of it was to be able to battle with the devil as he reeks havoc on this world.
One of my biggest studies was/is were the “finger written” (not handwritten) 10 commandment laws that God gave Moses done away with, with the coming of Christ our saviour?
I’ve already broken down on a previous post on how the laws of God and laws of Moses are 2 different laws; with one being the law that you keep in order to stay away from sin (10 commandments) and the other being the law you keep when you sin against the 10 commandments (hand written by Moses).
Well this morning I came across the greatest evidence I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Pure evidence of just what Christ did away with and why he did away with it.
If you are a true follower of Christ and plan on making it into God’s kingdom, it is important that you at least read this as it’s only the word of God. Pray before reading it and ask that God show you truth and guide you in your decisions with his Holy Spirit.
No where in these scriptures will you find anything about the 10 commandments being done away with.
Read for yourself in Hebrews chapters 7 – 10. You can read further but those chapters pretty much cover everything that was done away with.
God promises us if we seek the truth, we will find it. He also asks us once we find it or if we hear his voice, to not harden our hearts or refuse to hear it (Psalm 95:7,8). Please read everything to get wisdom and understanding.
If you are getting that feeling like this guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about, read Hebrews 4. Pray to God for wisdom and understanding.
Recently I got into an intense text and email debate with a man that studies the bible and knows the bible like the back of his hand. At one point, this amazed me how he could quote scripture at the blink of an eye.
We were talking about a few things. The 10 commandments (exodes 20) and who were they for; What was nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14); are Jews subject to different LAWS than us who are considered Gentiles and the main concern was are we suppose to or required to keep the Sabbath.
Now I’m not running around telling people “oh your wrong for going to church on Sunday” or “your going to hell for not keeping the Sabbath”. I would dead wrong and not doing the will of God if I did this. One close friend, even though we don’t see eye to eye on this exact matter, told me to tell the truth but at the same time, do it out of love.
This may plant a seed in some eventually opening their eyes to the truth in which God will show them if they continue to seek it.
Most preachers will say it doesn’t matter what day we praise the Lord. As long as we praise him he’s happy.
Do you ever wonder why most of us go to church or praise the Lord on Sunday rather than the seventh day which he specifically told us to do with the 4th commandment?
Sad thing is, most followers of Christ don’t; most of us just do what were taught from youth.
Even I’m guilty of this. I grew up not celebrating pagan holidays (christmas, halloween, valentines day, easter) and keeping the Sabbath; after 18 years of doing so, why start celebrating them now?
It wasn’t until I started doing bible studies and deep study about these subjects that I was able to understand why my mom forbade these holidays from being celebrated and the keeping of the sabbath or the seventh day of rest.
Now we believe diligently in keeping the 10 commandments. Were not perfect so sin is expected but as followers of Christ, we are expected to be (Matthew 5:48).
Lets just say I’m glad Jesus died for my sins and I hope you are too. I’ll touch more on that later because Christ dying for our sins plays a HUGE role in the Laws that God gave us.
Whats are Laws?
The definition of law is “a rule or order that it is advisable or obligatory to observe“. A better definition is “the revelation of the will of God set forth in the Old Testament”
In the old testament in Exodes 20, Moses was given the 10 commandments on Mt. Sinai. These were:
These were written on a tablet of stone. They were Laws that were put in place to distinguish what was sin and what was not.
If you killed a man, you sinned by breaking the 6th commandment. If you did work on the Sabbath, you broke the 4th commandment and so on; According to God, not me.
How Could They Be Forgiven If Without Christ?
Now as you should know, those times were before Christ died on the cross to grant us forgiveness for our sins.
After all God had done for the children of Israel, they still refused to keep his commandments (Nehemiah 9:16). Bible says they hardened their necks to his commandments.
Israel just wouldn’t stop sinning. In the beginning, God made it clear that sins could be forgiven through the shedding of blood or sacrificing of an animal.
In saying that, God commanded Moses to write his own Laws.
This is one of the touchiest subjects that hangs in the balance of our society today. I may lose some followers for this and may gain some but at the end of the day, it’s the truth.
With homosexuality being at an all time high and gay rights being a force stronger than many on earth, many just decide to keep quiet because they feel its ok as long as their not participating in it. I use to feel like this until I started really getting into the Word of God.
Do you realize how homosexuality has skyrocketed over the last decade? How it has become the new “it” factor.
Have you ever seen a situation where a child, usually a baby, is completely terrified by someone new? Whether a friend or a new “separation after fornication” partner, that’s when the parent tells them to come around a bit more and the baby will get use to them.
Do you realize how the media is pushing homosexuality? From Nick Minaj “boynking” chicks to movies like “Broke Back Mountain” being a top box office movie.
Everything is used. Late night shows, reality shows, cable shows, regular tv shows, cartoons, music, books, news, internet; pretty much anything that calls for the eyes or the ears to be used is a medium for this process.
I watch tv and its like 3 out of 5 shows have either a gay couple or a gay scene. The more we see it, the more were use to it. Just like the baby.
So what’s this process called?
It’s called desensitization. We’re all being desensitized. Definition is to make indifferent, unaware, or the like, in feeling. Basically to make you get use to it.
Now the president has passed a law making it illegal to talk about or physically do harm to gays.
See I personally have nothing against gays. I most surely don’t hate them and don’t condone violence to anyone at all. It does disgust me though that a man would want another man or a woman would want another woman but that’s just my opinion. Nothing more.
They TOLD us via the amazing media channels that a group of AK-47 carrying desert dwellers that lived in caves snuck into the United States, hi-jacked planes and for a number of hours, flew around until finally they crashed into the Twin Towers; and for some odd reason, a building named Building 7, fell down a few blocks away; even though it didn’t get hit with a missile; I mean plane.
I’m not going to go into detail on just what happened on 9/11 because I know it was a lie and all the video proof you, I and and anyone with sense needs is right here.
Now the front man for this whole “attack” became Bin Laden. We immediately began looking for him but the most advanced military force in the world (at the time) could not find ONE man.
Why is that? Could it be that he was dead the whole time and they just wanted to keep us thinking they had a reason to invade a country that did nothing to us?
According to a Fox News (yea; they’re a top news outlet… LOL), in a report on their site, Bin Laden died (for the first time) in 2001. Here’s what it said:
Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader.
“The Coalition troops are engaged in a mad search operation but they would never be able to fulfill their cherished goal of getting Usama alive or dead,” the source said.
Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.
About 30 close associates of bin Laden in Al Qaeda, including his most trusted and personal bodyguards, his family members and some “Taliban friends,” attended the funeral rites. A volley of bullets was also fired to pay final tribute to the “great leader.”
The Taliban source who claims to have seen bin Laden’s face before burial said “he looked pale … but calm, relaxed and confident.”
Asked whether bin Laden had any feelings of remorse before death, the source vehemently said “no.” Instead, he said, bin Laden was proud that he succeeded in his mission of igniting awareness amongst Muslims about hegemonistic designs and conspiracies of “pagans” against Islam. Bin Laden, he said, held the view that the sacrifice of a few hundred people in Afghanistan was nothing, as those who laid their lives in creating an atmosphere of resistance will be adequately rewarded by Almighty Allah.
When asked where bin Laden was buried, the source said, “I am sure that like other places in Tora Bora, that particular place too must have vanished.”
You can read that report for yourself at http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,41576,00.html
(mind you he was being treated in a MILITARY hospital and they couldn’t find him?? lol)
Now for the Second Death report which came in 2007. According to a Benazir Bhutto, in an interview, Osama Bin Laden was murdered. Truthfully, she didin’t say when but she said he was murdered.
When Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan to take a stand for democratic government, 3 million Pakistanis greeted her at the airport.
She was murdered on the 27th of December in 2007.
Now for the 3rd Death report which came in 2011. This has to be the biggest hoax since… Well 9/11 I guess.
Here’s the official report from Nytimes.com
In a late-night appearance in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama declared that “justice has been done” as he disclosed that American military and C.I.A. operatives had finally cornered Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, who had eluded them for nearly a decade. American officials said Bin Laden resisted and was shot in the head. He was later buried at sea.
You can read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/02/world/asia/osama-bin-laden-is-killed.html
So my question is why did they decide to burry him at sea? Why not put it out in the news for the world to see like they did with Saddam Hussein?
That FAKE picture that was going around was thought to be proof but later said to just be proof that the government knows how to use photoshop.
So if Bin Laden died way back in 2001, then where did the Bin Laden we saw in all those videos on th news come from?
Well looks like they hired some actors over the years to play the part.
I don’t know but I truthfully don’t believe Osama Bin Laden died in 2011. I believe he’s been gone for a while but that’s just my opinion.. Not really that important; just thought I’d mention.
What do you think?
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Posted by Dennis -
December 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm
Throughout my life, I’ve seen one time of the year where everyone starts to get happy (besides Cinco De Mayo).
After the craziness of Black Friday, everyone gets all jolly and spends money; some spending money they don’t have or won’t have for the next couple years.
People actually go broke to take part in something that they don’t know anything about; but that it’s time to get a tree, decorate it with stuff and put a star on the top; followed by wrapping presents and putting them under the tree and LYING to kids making them think that a fat guy in a red suit (why red) brought them.
The only way, supposedly, the kids can get these presents is if their good in which Santa Clause will JUDGE them and DECIDE if they are worthy of these GIFTS. Sound familiar?
Anyways, we’re warned of this ritual in Jeremiah 10:2 – 5
2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. 3For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. 4They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. 5They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
Now I know what most people have to say because I’ve heard it all. “Oh it’s for the kids” or “it’s the happiest time of the year“.
Is it wrong to keep it? YES.
Why? Because it’s a pagan holiday instituted by satan to make people think they’re paying homage to Christ.