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INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE

 

I suspect that in many congregations today the word "repent" is seldom heard. I also suspect that in these congregations vital Biblical instructions have been rendered void. Chances are, denominational ethics have supplanted them. I suppose many have concluded that it does not take all that to be "saved". After all, God loves us. He sent Jesus to save us from our sins. Now we are free to do pretty much as we please.  After all, all we need is a sinner's prayer; a march down to the front of the church during altar call or maybe just an ask Jesus into your heart, find a good church home to attend and then you are good to go. Sound about right?

 However, just saying you believe in Jesus is not some magic pill that will get you an automatic ticket to heaven. Do we honestly think our Holy God wants a horde of disobedient, have it our way “Christians” trashing and defiling His kingdom? Do we really think this type of individual could live in the presence of our Holy God who is said to be a “consuming fire (Exodus 24:17; Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29)?

 Yes, in this day of supposed enlightenment, there are still congregational leaders that preach holiness and adherence to the Word of God. However, when it comes to the congregants and a few of these same leaders; morality is faltering and many are falling away from the faith once delivered.

What in the world is going on!


Do you suppose it is one thing to put on our church face and attend services every week and quite another to obey the teachings of Jesus Christ. However, even if they wanted to, many claim it’s just too hard. In fact, it’s just not doable. “After all,” I have heard many say, “God knows I’m not perfect.” Therefore, it seems only reasonable that we hold to the claim that Jesus did it all for us. This way we are free and clear of all liability. However, it is written that Jesus said the following:

 Matthew 5:43-48

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor  and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Why would Jesus instruct us to be “perfect” if it is impossible for us to do so?

 Have we overlooked something? Are there Biblical instructions that will truly result in a new you? Instructions, that if adhered to, will transform you into one who “wills to do His will” (John 7:16-17)? Moreover, if Christ and His apostles did leave us important instructions, would you be willing to follow them – if you have not already done so?

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IS JESUS CHRIST GOD

 

It is my opinion that one of the most conflicting Christian creeds involves the deity of Jesus Christ. Some denominations teach Jesus Christ as the Son of God. Others teach that Jesus Christ is the one and only God. Still others seem to teach a little bit of both. I have even heard Jesus referred to as an “avatar.”

 There are also those, like the Muslims, who believe God could not possibly have a son. In their opinion, Jesus Christ was simply a good man who is accepted as a prophet and teacher.

 So, what does the Bible have to say on this extremely important subject?

 This study will attempt to address the following questions:

1.       Is Jesus Christ God?

2.       Did Jesus claim to be the Most High God?

3.       Is Jesus the Son of God?

4.       What did Jesus mean by “I and My Father are one?”

5.       Is Jesus both the Father and the Son?

 For those of us who are searching for answers, this study is only a beginning. It is far from exhaustive. Without a doubt, there is much more awaiting the individual who is willing to pray, study and wait on the Lord for answers.

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Disciples Project Notes From the Online Video

AFTER THE TRIBULATION

 

I believe After the Tribulation is an excellent, and much needed, documentary on the unbiblical and very deceptive teaching on the Pre-tribulation rapture.

Many Christians accept the words; teachings, and doctrines of others based on supposed authority;   popularity, and worldly credentials without taking the time to search the Word of God for themselves. In the deceptive world in which we live, this is a dangerous practice.

 In Matthew 24, one of the key prophetic chapters addressed in this documentary, Jesus uses the word “deceive” four times. If deception were not possible, I do not think Jesus would have put so much emphasis on it.

 “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Matthew 24:4-5

 

“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” Matthew 24:11

 

“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24

The purpose for these notes is to serve as an aid to help us recall what was said, and be a tangible reminder of the Word of God presented to us in After the Tribulation. It is essential that you become firmly rooted and grounded in  this prophetic Word of God; because it may have a direct bearing in your life and the lives of your loved ones in the not too distant future.

 

 

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PERCEPTIONS OF

JESUS CHRIST

 

 

                              

According to one online article, “Perceptions vary from person to person. Different people perceive different things about the same situation. But more than that, we assign different meanings to what we perceive.”

 

This is a famous picture. What does it look like to you?

              

  Some people see a young lady looking away. Others see an old lady looking down. Depending on how you look at it, part of the picture might be the young woman’s nose and eyelash, or it might be a wart on the old woman's nose. What is the young woman's ear might be the old woman's eye. What is the young woman's necklace might be the old woman's mouth. The picture hasn't really changed. You just emphasize different parts of it and assign them different meaning.”

According to another online writer, “The word ‘perception’ comes from the Latin words perceptio, percipio, and means "receiving, collecting, and action of taking possession, apprehension with the mind or senses. What one perceives is a result of interplays between past experiences, including one’s culture, and the interpretation of the perceived.

In the case of visual perception, some people can actually see the percept shift in their mind's eye. Others, who are not picture thinkers, may not necessarily perceive the 'shape-shifting' as their world changes. The question, "Is the glass half empty or half full?" serves to demonstrate the way an object can be perceived in different ways. Just as one object can give rise to multiple percepts, another object may fail to give rise to any percept at all: if the percept has no grounding in a person's experience, the person may literally not perceive it.

Preconceptions can influence how the world is perceived. The processes of perception routinely alter what humans see. When people view something with a preconceived concept about it, they tend to take those concepts and see them whether or not they are there. This problem stems from the fact that humans are unable to understand new information, without the inherent bias of their previous knowledge. A person’s knowledge creates his or her reality as much as the truth, because the human mind can only contemplate that to which it has been exposed. When objects are viewed without understanding, the mind will try to reach for something that it already recognizes, in order to process what it is viewing. That which most closely relates to the unfamiliar from our past experiences, makes up what we see when we look at things that we don’t comprehend.

 We obtain information from the external world, from our senses: taste, hearing, smell, touch, sight. Then we somehow integrate and analyze perceived information and make our decision. Decision is an “outcome of mental processes (cognitive process) leading to the selection of a course of action among several alternatives. Every decision making process produces a final choice. How do we make a decision, or even better to ask what leads us to make a decision?”

 

 The picture to the right is suppose to show how the kitten perceives itself. However, using this same picture, I would like to propose a few questions to you. How do you perceive Christ Jesus? Do you perceive Him as a meek, gentle, soft and cuddly kitten or as the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:4)? Can you distinquish between the meek savior who came and the strong and all powerful King of kings and Lord of lords who is coming again to rule the nations with a rod of iron (Revelation 19:11-16)? How do you really perceive Jesus Christ?

 

 

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