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A Negative Christ?

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    "A NEGATIVE CHRIST!"

    by nawbee wordsmith



    1JO. 2:18 “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”



    TIME IS WITNESS TO CHRISTIANITY’S ABUSE OF BIBLES TO DEFEND SIN WITH PRIVATE INTERPRETATIONS, THAT NEGATE THE POWER AND PURITY OF THE TRUE CHRIST TO REMOVE SIN, THAT THE WORLD USES IN ITS MORAL DESTRUCTION!


    INTRODUCTION!

    As hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world profess the Christ, believing that profession alone causes them to become Christian (saves them), they commit Bible Libel when they use that profession to defend their sin. Rather than allowing the Christ's purity and power to rule over their lives, they willingly turn their souls over to worldly religious philosophies that are anti-Christian and Biblically incorrect! Because these counterfeit Christians believe they can continue to sin with GOD’S permission and impunity, while promoting the immorality that is destroying the world by misusing the word of GOD in their Bibles. Thus turning their backs on the free gift of Salvation, they pay a higher and dearer price for their absence of holiness than they would if truly converted to Christianity.

    Being taught to avoid GOD'S Law, guilt and conviction, they must change the significance in Bibles to allow their sin. Especially the word advocate in 1Jo. 2:1& 2 to defend their sins, revealing just what their teachers and Christianity lacks today. For real Christianity does not exist for them while they do not employ the Anointed One of GOD for the service He was appointed for by GOD in their lives - to strengthen and keep them from sin. Using instead presumed religious substitutes for GOD'S Spiritual truth, preferring sin over the Christ. Which confuses and excuses their religious deception of "the truth" about themselves as disciples of the Christ, just as He implied we would in His sermon on the mount:

    Matt. 5: 13-17, 13 "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A City that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill."

    MAN'S RELIGIOUS SUBSTITUTES FOR GOD'S LIGHT!

    If salt is GOD’S preservative for life (righteousness), then light is the awareness of that salt! What the Christ said was that if Christians were truly the salt (GOD'S righteous preservative) for the earth, they would be the primary motivating influence in their society with GOD'S morality. Instead they deny HIS morality by removing HIS Moral Law from that society and their own lives! Ignoring HIS morality neglects the very savor of HIS righteousness (salt), and that is causing the world’s and their own moral confusion - disregarding HIM and HIS Moral Law under their feet. For HIS morality or Moral Law is no longer honored among men for its intrinsic worth. So few, if any, regard, reverence or know HIS word’s value well enough to use it as it was intended, to give mankind a practicing righteousness.

    Who is responsible for the present morality of the world is what we will discuss here. For either the world who has no knowledge of GOD’S morality are liable, or those who say they know HIM through the Christ, but refuse to live like they do are responsible.

    If Christians were spiritually truthful and actually concerned about morality, they would readily admit that they, as all men, are born without GOD'S illumination into a natural state of darkness (immorality) - greedy, self-centered and who must change to become righteous for entrance into HIS holy eternal kingdom. Because when stimulated by that natural carnality, they too will become lawless again and uncontrollable, by demanding to serve their sins, being carnal and without accountability to GOD.

    All sheep adhere to this premise naturally, protecting their sins until they submit entirely to the Christ and allow themselves to be changed (converted) by Him. Sheep who are "religiously comfortable" with GOD have and use a symbolic religion, and are unchanged or Spiritually redirected and motivated people of GOD. Those that voluntarily desire to obey HIS Moral Law through HIS light must be changed by the power of HIS Christ beyond their own sheepdom,.

    Because those calling themselves Christians are either Spiritually regenerated by HIS light, or religiously educated and motivated by what they are taught by "a negative Christ". It is GOD'S light that gives all life the righteous direction and illumination needed to ensure that HIS morality is maintained, triumphing over their own chosen mores, in the pure life that is capable of inheriting the virtue of HIS sanctified eternal kingdom. Unchanged hearts, however, seek only to justify themselves with any religious symbolism that appeals to them. Trying to hide in that natural darkness, they sever HIS promises and hopes from them. So unless we intentionally seek HIS absolute faith (trust) through "the truth" (light) about ourselves, we are only being insincere with ourselves, with a spurious gospel and its falsified religion.

    We therefore encourage your review of this human propensity to maintain sin. If our sin is not totally abhorrent to us as Christians, then we have only professed the Christ and do not possess Him! Profession does not guarantee possession, but possession always causes the Christ's power to demonstrate itself in our lives over our sin to possess us.

    But believing and submitting to the Christ are two very different subjects! While just believing sounds good to our human nature, it is too often easily accepted and modified by the flesh as permission to continue in what we lust after! Submitting to the Christ requires GOD'S fine tuning of our spiritual hearing to listen to His Spiritual presence telling us to obey His word. This is done only by continually walking in the Christ, within His presence and holiness without any power in life of our own.

    Christianity today is full of self-defeating religious substitutes that hinder GOD'S moral values for Salvation from coming to fruition, defeating that very purpose of holiness preparatory for HIS kingdom with men's education in religion rather than the Christ's power over sin. Choosing to follow our own or man's vain religious philosophies merely because they allow us the retention of sin means GOD'S regenerating power (of the Christ) over that sin cannot be deployed for our benefit.

    So all that a counterfeit Christian can really do with their professed gospel, not being regenerated by HIS Holy Spirit, is talk about how righteous they are and/or complain about how sinful the rest of the world is! Not being granted GOD'S power or reality over sin in a true Christian Salvation experience, they maintain a "negative Christ" and religious philosophy. But our denial destroys the purity of GOD'S salt, treading down HIS sanctity with religious works of darkness!

    This publication is a warning to those who are not careful and do not manifest the pure knowledge of His Salvation, having a faithless profession. They need to be able to see themselves clearly - as they really are - to be responsible enough to GOD and HIS Christ to call for His power. To do that each of us must re-examine our experience of a gospel that manifests itself negatively in our lives.

    This publication is dedicated to bringing "the truth of GOD'S word in Bibles", not a kind philosophical encouragement. It is not meant to condemn anyone, they do that themselves already with their sin. It is meant to be a help to them by allowing them to be aware of the real problem and its cure. Humanity, being the problem, needs a cure - by the power of GOD unto Salvation (Rom. 1:16) through what GOD'S word says absolutely about this vital subject of human salvation.

    We provide HIS Biblical solution for the problems associated with so many diverse religious teachings that now confuse men. By not choosing not to rid ourselves of this - our natural condition - plainly allows an observing world and GOD to see our obstinacy to the Christ's purity when we deny His power over sin in our lives. This inability to admit to ourselves (because of shame and embarrassment) of having made a negative profession, manifests itself in our fleshiness due to our unchanged hearts. We refuse to utilize the Christ's power to deliver ourselves from our own natural desires, insisting we are Christian - while sinful. This HIS Holiness must reject (Isaiah 59:2) as intentionally mocking the Christ’s Spiritual office.

    There are now, "second generation Christians," (unregenerate, but Christian due to parentage or having been born in America, who are "educated into" a Christianity and use its phraseology) with an old nature still intact, who hate what it needs most from GOD Spiritually (Rom. 1): HIS purity. But as long as they protect their natural state, they remain in need of HIS regenerative Salvation! But this is only half of the problem. The greater issue occurs when those of the world observe an unregenerate response to life and GOD’S morality emulating that old nature in their lives, destroying themselves by continually disgracing HIM and HIS light.

    But are merely "professing Christians", as safe or "saved" in Christianity from GOD'S wrath (Joh. 3:36) as they assume they are? The Apostle Paul warned that we cannot blame the world for its immorality. While we hold GOD'S truth and are unrighteous, being the direct object of GOD'S wrath and anything but safe or "saved"! Shaming the Christ and His purpose with our sins after merely professing Him! But have we really understood the underlying implications and principles of an unrighteous Christianity?

    (Rom.1:13-18, 13 "Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of GOD unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of GOD revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of GOD is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of GOD is manifest in them; for GOD hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of HIM from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even HIS eternal power and GODhead; so that they are without excuse:"

    If Paul is right and we really had the true faith of the Christ, would we not also have its righteousness? This was the primary reason Paul wrote his letter to those at Rome - to warn them that they lacked GOD'S true Salvation (the Gospel of the Christ). He affirmed this in sixteen detailed chapters! Since Christians know more about what sin is and its cure than the observing world does, they are therefore more guilty and without excuse when they continue to commit sin with that knowledge! All men are guilty because they have already been shown GOD'S eternal power and Divinity (HIS GODHEAD) as Paul stated: (qeio,thj (thi-ot'-ace) derived from Strong's #2304; a noun fem used only once by Paul here in (Rom. 1:20) often translated as GODhead but defined as divinity (of a divine nature). But disregarding that knowledge keeps our own way of living life, rather than obeying GOD, because the old nature is still in control.

    Yes, we may have been given a gospel and even professed the Christ, but if we are unwilling to understand its deep implications above our own personal lusts we are irresponsible to it having received a false gospel, "another gospel", from someone that had a vested interest in our joining his/her church - not wanting to make us feel guilty about what our life is really like. But without the Christ's truth about an unholy life from His Gospel that HE brings to our hearts, we have not really heard His Gospel! That's why, above all else, we must make certain that what we hear is not just "another gospel" (as heard in the church of Galatia) about the absolute truth and purity of the entire Gospel message - before we are rejected from HIS eternal kingdom after a life of false hope at the very last second. For if HE had manifested Salvation to us and we continue to sin, our salvation is not valid. Continuing to sin, we are not Christian, and are just as lost and unsaved as the world is - but without excuse!

    The word manifest here is #5318 fanero,j (fan-er-os') derived from #5316; an adjective used in the KJV as manifest 9 times, openly with #1722 and #3588 3 times, known 3 times, abroad with #1519 2 times, spread abroad once, outwardly with #1722 and 3588 once, outward once, appear once; defined as what is apparent, manifest, evident, known or plainly recognized. The word for excuse is the Greek word avnapolo,ghtoj (an-ap-ol-og'-ay-tos). A negative particle a derivative of #626; an adjective used in the KJV as without excuse once, inexcusable once defined as having no defense or excuse, inexcusable.

    If GOD already has revealed to all mankind HIS eternal power and Divinity by HIS creation, then what is our excuse for sin? Counterfeit Christians know exactly how their lives have not conformed to the image of HIS righteousness. The sinful "answers" they offer themselves due to intentionally misconstruing 1st Jo. 2:1 & 2 maintains their old nature with its sins and lusts, while still hoping to enter GOD'S kingdom. But what they believe remains just as divisive and Biblically untrue as it was before they learned a few verses to protect themselves with. They still serve self interest!

    This unsaved condition occurs due to an inadequate religion as Bibles are misconstrued to retain men's naturally unregenerate nature we refer to as "a negative Christ". A condition that selfishly engenders erroneous beliefs - dividing churches when used for GOD'S Spiritual instructions. What is taught today is little more than the agreed upon opinions of carnally minded men enslaving those who will accept their ungrounded Biblical beliefs that are not the truth of GOD'S word.

    BELIEF IS NEVER TRUTH?

    This happens when we do not realize that a belief is nothing more than that, a belief; one that GOD would not necessarily have HIS people practice Those believing often choose what they believe that allows them to retain their sin, refusing the Christ's power by not proving those beliefs absolute as GOD'S instructions for Christianity. This indicates to HIM that what we "believe" we will also do in HIS eternal kingdom. These beliefs actually allow us to think that what we can do is the result of a religious education causing us to feel we are "saved" from HIS wrath.

    Using just enough illumination to justify walking in darkness gives the advantage of feeling safer while in an unsaved condition. GOD'S word, however, permeates all the darkness of the natural heart. It has to, to prepare professing Christians for HIS eternity. The demands of holiness in HIS word therefore always show exactly what we need to know. Our natural desires protect our sins with excuses that we allow. But HIS light not only reflects HIS Holiness, it actually reflects the darkness of our hearts by our lack of response to HIS holy illumination. This is manifested by how we manipulate a Bible's spiritual light to persuade ourselves and others.

    Absolute truth never contradicts itself. If a verse in a Bible appears out of GOD'S logical framework for spiritual truth, it shows why HE had it written the way HE did, revealing just how much our old nature will take advantage of it.

    HIS word exposes our nature when we try to exploit HIS Spiritual wisdom (logos) for our advantage! But if we truly have that logos, we will utilize the information He gives us to correct our problems rather than ignoring them or manipulating HIS words to hide them. We do ignore its significance when we interpret it selfishly in spiritual darkness, by choosing to live in that darkness. This denies GOD'S sanctification after the Christ paid for the sins of all men with His death.

    Beliefs are never religious truth until proven absolutely spiritually true. As much as we may want to believe GOD'S word is consistent, we must believe our confusion is "the truth" if we have never attempted to prove HIS word to be consistent. But how can it be "the truth" unless we prove it to be? That can't be done when we allow our private interpretations (2Pe. 1:20 & 21) to regulate our religious beliefs, to reject HIS plan for our lives. Such private interpretations leave a legacy of groundless opinions that are nothing more than evasions of Spiritual truth. The verses in 1st Jo. 2:1&2 serve as just one example of this evasion, used by false Christians to defend and maintain their personal sin.

    Removing verses from their context destroys GOD'S word and its effectiveness with an anti-Christ philosophy to protect sin. These verses, used by unregenerate Christians as their first choice and excuse to sin, are a main contributor to societies' moral downfall. Teaching that GOD defends sin with HIS Christ allows pseudo-Christians to believe they can continue to sin without reprisal. They erroneously think they are free from sin's natural consequences and safe from GOD'S wrath, when they are not! The use of 1st Jo. 2:1 & 2 as a defense for sin clearly reveals the lack of GOD'S Spiritual light in their lives.

    We prayerfully submit the whole of GOD'S truth, hoping we can help strengthen a few of those misusing these verses to justify their sins. We pray that they realize their need for the truth of GOD'S word that only true Salvation through the Christ gives before it's too late! So please read "A Negative Christ!" in its entirety, as difficult as it may seem. We will explain what is missing from today's Christianity in order to truly become sanctified Christians. Allowing these verses to defend unregenerate lifestyles declares a very real need for GOD'S Salvation from enslavement to the flesh. Using these verses for an excuse to sin repeatedly tells everyone they believe the Christ defends their sins! There are several reasons why these verses cannot be used to defend immorality:

    KJV 1 John 2:1 "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."

    1.) There is no Biblical precedent for such an idea;
    2.) The Greek language does not support it;
    3.) doing so removes it entirely from its Holy Spirit-inspired context to support an anti-Christ theology;
    4.) It blasphemes the Spirit of Holiness by not permitting His Holy conviction on professing Christians to live righteously, (as the sin unto death).

    The fact that man will accept broad, diverse thinking, rather than demonstrating a willingness to follow GOD'S narrow way indicates the seriousness of the true Gospel.

    Herein we will also discuss evidence that an anti-Christ philosophy is being submitted to by those calling themselves Christian. With corrupted beliefs that produce diverse religious thoughts, with dogmas that divide and destroy the Christ's true church. Such teachings that destroy GOD'S purpose for saving us through the Christ, by splitting His church into thousands of carnally disjointed denominations. Defending themselves with the sin of disunity, that opposes one another with private interpretations of Bibles. When there is no Biblical precedent that suggests the idea of GOD defending man's sin.

    NO BIBLICAL PRECEDENT FOR IT!

    First, and most importantly, there is not any Scriptural evidence that GOD has or ever will defend anyone's moral disobedience to HIM found anywhere in a Bible. Just a mention of wrong, without condemning it, does not mean agreement with it! Quite the contrary! The Christ of the New Testament did not come to remove, destroy or change anything within GOD'S moral law. He came to fulfill it by His becoming the only perfect sacrifice for it, once for all of humanity's sin! Men's confusion begins by not comprehending what law the Christ fulfills. It cannot possibly be GOD'S moral or 10 Commandment Law! If He fulfilled them with His sacrifice, then would we have been told to be perfect as GOD is perfect -in the New Testament so many times (Matt. 5)?

    We could understand why things have gotten so bad morally if HE had done away with the moral law, but then that too would show just how important it is to maintain human morality! The moral law is the very core of HIS commandment law for all men! But the commandment law cannot be the law the Christ fulfilled because it declares who and what is truly righteous and unrighteous in GOD'S eyes, in order to show who has obtained HIS Salvation!

    The moral law is the core of GOD'S commandment law. It cannot possibly be what the commandments that the Christ came to fulfill with His righteousness, but it rather identifies His relationship to the Law as its ultimate sacrifice in fulfilling the penalty for all men (iJo.2:2) who naturally break it. But that act alone of justifying all men does not work to sanctify us who break it after we know what He came to do for us. It means the Christ came seeking to deliver those who were lost from the Law’s morality.

    If we are not delivered by His sacrifice, then we are still lost to our own natural depravity. Lost in the immorality of our natural sinfulness. Lost to ourselves and lost to GOD by the choices we make in choosing not to submit and follow the moral holiness of GOD or HIS Christ.

    Men prefer their own broad way in life over His narrow strait way. If we are lost in sin, then the Christ must save us from that sin, not in it, or there is no true Salvation to enter GOD'S perfect eternal kingdom. If we are saying today's Christian beliefs oppose Christ, being anti-Christian, then what Biblical proof can we present for what His true purpose is?

    There are three areas of the Scriptures that tell of His purpose outright. We need to be familiar with these areas to understand the Christ's true purpose for our lives. Since we are promoting the understanding of absolute truth, we will not just give a single verse removed from its context just to make our point. We therefore include the verses surrounding the text verse to show you what the context of the paragraph is. This first area in Matthew's Gospel shows what the Christ does in fulfilling Isaiah's prophesy as Y'shuah, GOD'S Anointed One, (the Messiah):

    Matt. 1:18-21 "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD with us."

    This next area of the Scriptures declares John the Apostle's witness of John the Baptist, his office, Y'shuah the Christ, His purpose and divine relationship with GOD the Father, and the very reason for His earthly appearance (see verse 29 in particular):

    KJV John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with GOD, and the Word was GOD. 2 The same was in the beginning with GOD. 3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6 There was a man sent from GOD, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through Him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. 11 He came unto his own, and His own received Him not. 12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on His name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of GOD.14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 15 John bare witness of Him, and cried, saying, This was He of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for He was before me. 16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 No man hath seen GOD at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, HE hath declared Him. 19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. 24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. 25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? 26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. 28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of GOD, which taketh away the sin of the world. 30 This is He of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for He was before me. 31 And I knew Him not: but that He should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him. 33 And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. 34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of GOD."

    The third area is in John's 1st epistle. This deals with the actuality of what sin is (transgression of GOD'S Law), and the Christ's power that removes the temptation from those abiding in Him when He is called upon to help. Keep in mind this idea of abiding; it will be addressed more fully later. John states what true righteousness is. Those abiding in the Christ's righteous light follow that light, because they have been born of GOD, not the words of men convincing someone to join a church.

    1Jo. 3:4 "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5 And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of GOD was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of GOD doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of GOD. 10 In this the children of GOD are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of GOD, neither he that loveth not his brother. 11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another."

    Since there is a Biblical precedent to love one another due to His sacrifice for the unity of the church, why insist on changing His word like we do this single loose translation of advocate to retain our sins, that shows that we are without His new heart to love the brethren? Should we even consider it a valid definition or of any doctrinal value for a Christian to follow when we are so fixated upon defending our sin we cannot even see our need to love one another?

    This is how a Bible's information begins to causes the reverse of what GOD and HIS inspired writers intended, and why these verses are now the epitome and very pivotal point of an anti-Christ theology that works against the unity of His Christian church. A theology that anyone can accept without being accountable or being rid of their sins, having such loose doctrinal values, that soon everyone will be convinced they are Christian! But with no distinction between the lost and the regenerate, how will we know spiritually who or what to lay our lives down for as our brothers or sisters in Christ, what to believe or even not believe? All will be morally confused with the tragic results of sinfulness and negative effects. Who will administer or share the TRUE Gospel message to those who have never heard? Saving us from our sinful way of life includes replacing our human nature with HIS holy nature and way to live. This is what the Greek language supports, not our propensity to continue sinning!

    THE GREEK DOES NOT SUPPORT IT!

    No other place in the Scriptures uses the Greek word paraklhtoj as advocate - Strong's #3875 (par-ak'-lay-tos) - a noun that many believe John said that GOD will defend a Christian's sins through the Christ. Many modern Greek dictionaries come close to defining paraklhtoj (not as advocate), but as the one Who is summoned by those tempted to sin, called to one's aid, but they do not define it completely. This Greek word is used exclusively by John three other places, where it is translated as comforter in John 14:26, 15:26 and John 16:7.

    Resolving its seeming conflict as to whether it means comforter or exhorter by modern Christians requires knowing two things: knowing the unregenerate heart condition of those reading, and knowing the significance of its components of the Greek word being used, which are para and kaleo (see below). If its significance deals with sin - it is sin that is finally removed by the Spirit of Holiness and therefore is a comfort to the individual because of sins final resolution.

    Not understanding the true nature of GOD'S Gospel destroys HIS Grace, making unrighteousness (sin) excusable among Christians. Acting just as the lost of the world - taking GOD'S Gospel lightly does not make it right. The danger is increased when we miss the entire point of the Christ's ministry as the paraklhtoj.

    We find in the Greek, another noun - paraklhsij.(par-ak-lay-sis) which appears in:

    KJV 2 Corinthians 1:5 "For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation (para,klhsij) also aboundeth by Christ."

    KJV Philippians 2:1 "If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any (para,klhsij) comfort of. We find in the Greek, another noun - paraklhsij.(par-ak-lay-sis).

    KJV 1 Thessalonians 2:3 For our exhortation (para,klhsij) was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:"

    Which when broken down into its basic Greek components, para (One who comes alongside), and klhtoj, (the invited ones, a root of klesij as in ekklesia Greek for church) paraklhsij therefore must have the same meaning to strengthen the called out (implied) ones of the Christ's one true church against their sin.

    Further, claiming this word paraklhtoj means advocate for the guilty when it means one Who pleads GOD'S cause, calling it the counsel for defense of the guilty is misleading. Because as GOD'S legal assistant, its true definition does not declare one Who pleads (or defends) a guilty Christian's sin to GOD (in their defense) but rather one Who pleads GOD'S cause to the defendant (the Christian) as the exhorter of GOD'S righteousness.

    If advocate (the defender of sin) were the significance John intended, then Christians using it to defend and keep their sin without guilt discredit the very character and nature of the Holy Ghost. This would suggest that GOD seeks the lost of the world merely to ensure they remain unholy! How else can GOD prepare unholy men for HIS perfect and holy eternity without removing what naturally separates all men from HIM? Using it otherwise brings a deliberate misunderstanding of its content and significance. We condemn ourselves as the natural man forces us to misunderstand the context!

    MISUNDERSTOOD CONTEXT!

    To understand this point completely, we must first discuss what context is. What really is meant by context? After talking to many pretentious Christians about context, many seem to think they know what it is, but few really understand nor can they define it. To help in this we direct your attention to a simple English lesson on sentence and paragraph structure. A sentence is a complete thought that contains a subject (noun) and a predicate (verb). While paragraphs may contain one or several sentences, all paragraphs must contain and focus on just one thought, represented by those sentences within.

    Context is the focus of all of those sentences within a paragraph, especially in GOD'S word. Having said that, it is still difficult to perceive when reading a Bible where paragraphs begin and end. Most Christians read Bibles with a verse by verse mentality, due to how they are taught from the pulpit. It takes practice to break this bad habit, but with a little effort and a test for proving a paragraph's context we can be back in the control of the proper significance. The Spirit of holiness can then put us back on track with GOD'S word by understanding what a Bible really says. The test for context is simply every sentence within an area of Biblical information must focus on (or point to) just one subject under discussion (the focal point).

    What is the context of 1st 2:1&2 as a paragraph? The paragraph begins back in verse five of chapter one, showing not Who defends sin, as paraklhtoj as it states nothing about Him defending sin (as the word advocate suggests). It declares instead the Christ's exhortation as the one Who comes alongside the invited ones, exhorting them to GOD'S righteousness by pleading HIS holy cause to them. Thus verifying their true intent for the Gospel when they make wrong choices because their (natural man's) lust refuses to allow them to have the Christ's light. The paragraph we are speaking of in 1st Jo.. begins at verse five, extends into chapter two at verse eight. Let's begin by putting the paragraph before it into its context:

    KJV 1 John 1:1 "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us) 3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with HIS Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full."

    The context (focal point) of verses 1-4 is John's witness of GOD'S light as the redeeming message and its quality to us so that our joy may be full. The flow of thought continues into the next paragraph, where the focal point changes slightly, continuing the flow of thought:

    5 "This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that GOD is light, and in HIM is no darkness at all. 6 "If we say that we have fellowship with HIM, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unnrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."

    The context does not change until we get to verse 8 of chapter 2.

    2:1 "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.4 He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in Him. 5 But whoso keepeth His word, in Him verily is the love of GOD perfected; hereby know we that we are in Him. 6 He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked. 7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in Him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth."

    The context of verses 1:5-2:8 (see verse 7) is that by walking in GOD'S light (GOD'S righteousness), as He (the Christ) is in the light, it is there in that light where we are cleansed by the Christ's blood from all our sins. We can see, admit and reject our sin because of His light. Saved - has two syntactical forms often misunderstood in the Greek. Strong's #4982 sw,|zw sozo (sode'-zo) the verb form to make whole and (#4991 swthri,a soteria (so-tay-ree'-ah) the noun feminine form for deliverance), if truly born from above. That's why John said "GOD is light, and in Him (the Christ) is no darkness (unrighteousness) at all".

    How can GOD, WHO is perfectly holy, possibly get unholy men to act morally responsible, Christian or not? There is but one way, without force, HE can move a person from habitual immorality to walking in voluntarily righteousness. HE must show them initially what is righteous with HIS light, what is morally correct, and the stark contrasting differences between HIS morality (HIS Moral Law) and what our response to it (immorality) has been. The only way HE can do that is by using convicting guilt!

    Anyone removing the convicting guilt of HIS light, by trying to make the Gospel and its new way of life "comfortable", must compromise HIS truth. Those without heart for GOD and for what is morally responsible cannot be expected to act morally. Without GOD’S Spirit exhorting them through the Christ to HIS righteousness, there would never be anyone righteous! When the Christ's exhortation does come, you must know it so you can know you are loved of the Father.

    But that love’s rebuke comes to us in the form of bitter chastisement (the Christ’s convicting Spirit) to convince us that we are not without the love of our Spiritual Father (Heb. 12: . That love, however does not guarantee our response to it will be righteous or without resistance, unless we have the same heart as the Christ with the same desire to have His mind as He does to live and respond to life as He did. For we cannot walk in the Christ’s light that He readily offers us against our sin – if we choose to sin, rejecting His presence and His power.

    Our religious instructions reveal what we have accepted and approved from denominational teachings conflicting with GOD'S pure doctrines for peace, unity and holiness in the Christ's one true church. We know this because Messiah said that "a house divided against itself cannot stand" (Mat 12, Mar. 3 and Luk. 11). The death of true Christianity is caused by divisive doctrines that cater to carnal hearts, instead of the holiness prevailing to grant His harmony with all Christians that is needed for the same spirit in the faith (Eph. 4). If the wrong spirit prevails (one that we invited in that appears as a Christ, but influences us to sin) it blasphemes the Holy Spirit of GOD) as we follow a negative Christ!

    BLASPHEMES THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS!

    The Spirit of Holiness is the sanctifying aspect of GOD'S character and nature that transforms someone desiring it to be cleansed from the carnal flesh and born into a Spiritually regenerated child of GOD. In the Hebrew language, the word holy is: Strong's # 6944 vd,qo (ko'-desh), derived from 6942 a noun mas used in the KJV as holy 262 times, sanctuary sixty-eight times, holy, hallowed things fifty-two times, most forty-four times, holiness thirty times, dedic-ated five times, hallowed three times, consecrated once and miscellaneous three times, it is defined as separated, holiness, sacredness, separateness, sacredness, holiness of GOD; of places, of things set-apart and separated for holy use. Combined with the Hebrew word Strong's #7307 x;Wr (roo'-akh) from 7306; a noun fem used in the KJV Spirit or spirit two hundred and thirty two times, wind ninety-two times, breath twenty seven times, side six times, mind five times, blast four times, vain twice, air once, anger once, cool once, courage once and misc. six times. Its significance is wind, breath, mind, spirit, breath, wind of heaven, side, breath of air, gas, vain, empty thing, spirit (as that which breathes quickly in animation or agitation), animating spirit of GOD, vivacity, vigorous the energy of life, ancient angel and later the Shekinah glory.

    The New Testament Greek defines Strong's #4151 pneu/ma| (pnyoo'-mah) from #4154 a noun neut. Used in the KJV as Spirit one hundred and eleven times, Holy Ghost eighty nine times, Spirit (of GOD) thirteen times, Spirit (of the Lord) five times, (My) Spirit three times, Spirit (of truth) three times, Spirit (of Christ) twice, human (spirit) forty-nine times, (evil) spirit forty-seven times, spirit (general) twenty-six times, spirit eight times, (Jesus' own) spirit six times, (Jesus' own) ghost twice and undetermined twenty-one times. It is defined as a movement of air (a gentle blast) of the wind, hence the wind itself, breath of nostrils or mouth, the spirit, i.e. the rational spirit, the power of GOD, a spirit, i.e. a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting spiritually, life-giving spirit, used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men, the nature of Christ, higher than the highest angels and equal to GOD, the divine nature of Christ, GOD's power and agency, manifest in the course of affairs, its influence upon a theocratic body (the church). Combined with Strongs's #40 agioj (hag'-ee-os) from hagos (an awful thing) and adjective describing the noun, used in the KJV as holy one hundred and sixty-one times, saints sixty-one times, Holy One four times, and miscellaneous three times. Defined as most holy thing, a saint.

    This listing of definitions is to verify the character and nature of a Holy GOD WHO works within those desiring HIS holiness, having received HIS new heart. If HE cannot convict us to live righteously as HIS spiritual offspring, then we obstinately oppose HIS purpose and that of the Christ when identifying ourselves as Christians.

    We are governed by a Biblically philosophic principle known as anti-Christ that destroys practical Christianity! Thus while the Spirit of holiness endeavors to convict us while we deny HIM access to our lives, we blaspheme HIM and HIS holiness. We nullify the very purpose for HIS salvation altogether by not turning away from sin. The confusion over HIS Gospel is due to thousands of divisive religious teachings that are subject to the private opinions and significance of created teachings that are unbiblical.

    There are 33,830 Christian denominations (see 2001 edition of Barrett's Encyclopedia) - this is a very real problem behind the religious confusion of doctrines concerning what to believe or not accept as truth. That is why it’s impossible for anyone to say, with any amount of certainty, which denomination is Scripturally correct, who is spiritually wrong or who has the correct Biblical solution for sin and its confusion. Because while they disagree Biblically, they are wrong when they oppose one another spiritually or Scripturally.

    Granting concessions or compromising the truth on a few points in Ecumenical councils or merging denominations will never resolve the conflicts they will cause with eternity. So GOD must either maintain a GOD Squad to keep HIS eternal peace or these denominations must begin to seek out HIS absolute truth. Because churches no longer convey HIS truth, it is time to consider what spiritual truth is, rather than accepting anything anyone tells us they read in a Bible. If the world is morally confused, how is it that Christianity is just as morally confused?

    They are confused when refusing the truth of GOD'S morality in spiritual unity found in HIS word, trying to use it to protect and retain their carnal nature that has not been dealt with by GOD by confronting its truth. They cannot accept the prompting of HIS Holy Spirit, having an obstinate antagonistic life filled with sin, fleshy passion and/or hatred for others who might very well be their spiritual brethren. This not what HE had in mind for our Spiritual eternity. Choosing what is pleasurable to us above HIS holiness, attacking with the meager light we have shows a carnal nature. Using Biblical light to fight over what we believe may bolster our pride, but it is carnal (1st Cor. 3) and does not mean we are saved nor safe.

    When fighting over GOD’S word, how much of what we believe is the actual truth of GOD'S word, without doubt and perfectly correct to practice? GOD'S concern is with how we use HIS word as our source of Spiritual knowledge - as it reflects directly upon HIM. Just as it leads an observing society into accepting and using examples of anti-Christian behavior for "their truth" and whatever they justify "carnal excuses" with. This is where the world's reality and Christian excuses begin to merge into vague, compromised fleshy thinking, where everyone is Christian and there is no distinction between the worldly person and those who supposedly have new hearts!

    Therefore, how we obtain the truth of the Christ's presence and power from a Bible in a pure and genuine salvation is vital for trusting in Him. Pride disables that trust, because it will not allow us to see or admit when we are wrong Scripturally. That is why no one has ever known, naturally, GOD'S pure light. The impending result is chaos because we men invariably put the importance for life (Christians as well) upon our own prideful selves. While we lack the true humility needed in a salvation experience, our old nature (out of necessity for its survival) will remain to haunt us again and again with its sin and animosity towards other Christians who have been taught different sets of religious values by different denominations, when we need unity in the spirit. Our self limiting darkness dictates to us its lies, just so we can feel better about ourselves and our false Christianity. Denying the light eclipses it, prevents its working, personally rendering true Christianity harmless against sin, overriding GOD'S preeminence (by choice) and truth that the Christ initially brought to illuminate us with. Absolute proof of what we have as the truth for our beliefs, GOD'S spiritual instructions, is imperative for our spiritual continuance and physical well being, living as regenerated Christians.

    This begins as GOD reveals to us personally HIS practical holiness, with our relationship to HIS holiness. Life without the holiness of HIS Spirit guiding us means spiritual death - which can be restored by the Christ and His holiness. Whereas a denominational "reality" will continue to distort HIS word in order to be successful - dividing His church by trying to please everyone they can by compromising GOD'S truth to allow the infiltration of the lost into the Christ's church. They are Involving them in the protection of their sins with the competitiveness of Satan's divisiveness to promote complex and conflicting religious thinking that tries to please a broad range of people while it produces diverse religious doctrines in today's Christianity.

    DIVERSE RELIGIOUS THINKING!

    Satan's influence speaks easily to man's natural carnality, creating diverse religious thinking to produce confused instructions over GOD'S unchangeable word. He seeks to destroy GOD'S righteousness in the Christ's church to empty HIS eternity of worshippers. You will readily notice divisiveness in conflicted religious teachings not entirely from HIS word. We use the term "HIS word” as opposed to a Bible here because there are presently over 450 English translated Bibles available. If we are seeking the purity of GOD'S word, while knowing man's interference and propensity to hide their sins, which one should be used as HIS word? After all, the only common denominator separating 33,830 Christian denominations is their own private interpretations!

    That is why SHECHINAH Research has undertaken to rectify Christian confusion with a Doctrinal Syllabus of the Bible, using the Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin (for its inter-linguistic qualities between the years 200 and 1600) to verify GOD’S word as the truth, with its significance! With so many denominations teaching their forms of godliness, they deny GOD'S power by being so pleasing and diverse in their beliefs. Paul, the Apostle, warned of those who have a form of godliness - to turn away from them (2Ti. 3:15) as they deny the power of GOD to remove their sin: 15 "Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

    Teachings that are powerless cannot deliver you from your sins through the TRUE Christ. One reason is the doctrines were never standardized for the Christ's Church, and must conflict at some point as they are not "GOD'S truth". Churches have split over smaller issues. What has happened to Christian harmony? Doctrinal issues go much deeper emotionally, and permanently strain human relationships with much longer lasting effects due to carnal retaliation.

    As far as resolvable subjects are concerned, religion is the most volatile. It is one of the big three you must never discuss we are told! Such things as the conflicts over pre-destination and free moral agency. Yes, each side of an issue will use their own arguments from the very same Bible, often with the very same verses - putting a different spin on them because they believe something differently.

    Belief is still only a belief and never GOD'S absolute truth unless the entire Bible is consulted and codified for GOD'S doctrinally pure answers. That is because every person who has listened to what a Bible says will have their own opinion of what they heard. Can we qualify what they read as GOD'S absolute truth if it is influenced in any way by the flesh? The one thing all people have in common is a belief, opinion or point of view for observing and living their lives. These always conflict with GOD'S prescribed way of life! Every person hearing or reading a Bible and the Gospel of the Messiah actually perceives it in one of three ways, with unlimited various combinations. The one they accept and operate their life from will determine their moral outcome, and subsequent eternity with or without Christianity:

    These three general points of view are 1.) personal thinking perceived through an individual's emotions at the time; 2.) relative thinking emotionally through agreements with others in a specific group. The first two ways of thinking operate solely under the influence of the emotions and perceptions of what is real, but never as the actual absolutes. This describes the third category, absolute truth, which is all of the spiritual facts found in HIS word.

    It is we who misconstrue verses by ripping them from their context to substantiate what we believe. If we want GOD’S truth, we need instead the essence of GOD'S thinking of what is actually and absolutely true, just, and everlasting. Men change over time by the mere influences and presence of time and emotions. These changes allow them latitude in their responsibility to GOD depending on their immediate priorities, prior agreements, and emotional involvement with life. GOD'S priorities and truths never change, and never will because what HE says is a fixed value!

    Contrary to popular belief that HIS absolutes are too limiting, HIS actuality for life must prevail or we would not be able to trust HIM! The first two viewpoints are very limited perceptions because of the many hidden emotions, agendas and excuses offered by the many substitutes of what is actual. Truth in the third viewpoint is absolute. Here is how those perspectives break down and work to either destroy or uphold Biblical facts for the men who will follow them.

    PERSONAL TRUTH!

    Personal truth is an individual opinion about how we live or feel we want to live. It may be and include - good or bad - early training, habits, thoughts and why we do some things while avoiding doing other things, and our justification for each. However, our priorities are constantly modified by us to meet our emotional demands, challenges, hopes, fears and personal plans that all bear directly upon our individual morality. Our likes and dislikes (emotions) constantly change, affecting our personal beliefs, behavior and level of moral constraint. Relying on this personal perspective for our religious beliefs and practices, we must remember we are trusting only opinions or beliefs that cannot and do not guarantee eternity as they are based upon our immediate pleasures. At the time these pleasures may seem more desirable than our concerns about eternity, as they are more real to us than something we cannot actually see or touch. When we meet someone who agrees with our personal opinions or has similar beliefs, we and they become relative beliefs.

    RELATIVE TRUTH!

    Relative truth, the most dangerous, is identical to personal truth because of its emotional ties, but less detectable because of them also. It has more potential for destroying GOD'S truth through the ignorance and persuasion of friendships that cause abandonment of GOD'S values. Because of the contagion of error that occurs in agreements we blithely and unconsciously make, we may never know if they are lies.

    Pleasurable group think encourages fellowship around verses we agree upon, accepted because we all read it together in a Bible and want to believe such concepts are true. We may even suppose we alone have and are peculiar with GOD'S truth, because we believe the same way as other like-minded friendly folk do - so we must be right! But this is only agreement with others who have come to think the same way we do about what to believe and practice religiously.

    Too often it is not the information we agree with as much as it is the agreeable personality that leads us to believe and agree with the information - friendly, full of platitudes, whose importance and influential activities we may admire and that we agree with. This type of truth has a greater potential for missing GOD'S absolute truth. An imitation based on a religion about what or who we are pleased with, relative to opinions! Can we ever begin to obtain GOD'S absolutes with this perspective of human persuasion, and would HE allow us to have it from this perspective? We don't have HIS truth if we accept men's "opinions" who deny the power of GOD to remove sin.

    Religious organizations must capitalize on our communities by adding numbers to their memberships, persuading with a form that compromises HIS truth to guarantee financial success by going into the world and making friends with flatteries and compromised truth. There is grave danger in joining those you've only just met by accepting their theological advice! Salesmen use the same ploy to woo and convince you to buy something you usually don't need. Everything you see in the media does just that!

    King Solomon advised that "the lying tongue and flattering lip worketh ruin" (Pro. 26). Relative truth is VERY DANGEROUS because it supports error without absolute knowledge, by mere agreements to what may be error. This is no place to be if you're easily swayed, flattered by others and their opinions! Religion, politics, peer pressure of any type are not absolute in nature, just as memberships in denominations of any type are not absolute in nature because memberships often blind you to the absolute truth by accepting and building upon their errors.

    Rehearsing them among themselves week after week fortifies and cements each one of them with those errors repeatedly. Inferring they are the only ones with the truth, with something no one else has, allows them to believe they are peculiar, special in GOD'S eyes - something they really are not. This is extremely dangerous because it puffs them up with the pride of life! What is taught, accepted and performed in the name of religious truth is seldom factually based. But by not wanting to appear offensive - that may hurt someone's feelings - when giving the real Gospel, they must compromise GOD’S truth for fear their listeners will lose confidence in who is giving what as gospel!

    Beliefs acquired in this manner cannot stand the test of eternity, remaining faithful to their priorities which must change as the group's priorities change to gather more people into their agreements. Their beliefs are unwittingly monitored by how they are persuaded to perceive, participate, believe and to say certain things as members of their group, or risk embarrassment or possibly expulsion.

    Relative religious truth is defined in and by the moment through the majority of the group as it agrees to the pressures and priorities of the controlling faction. Each member is accountable to his/her peers as he/she is "advised" and influenced according to their methods of speech, dress, grooming habits, mood, and yes - even their religious values controlled by the group! Absolute truth, therefore, is the only dictate of what is or is not acceptable in GOD'S religious practice.
     
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    ABSOLUTE TRUTH!

    Absolute truth holds the same exact rules and values for everyone equally forever! It covers everyone, anyplace, in any situation, at any time and is unchanging. Having these absolute qualities and values gives us the trust we need for HIS eternity. Peter gave us what we call GOD’S any or all clause that guarantees HIS Salvation in his second epistle, chapter 3:9. Everyone professing the Christ must have reason to, so they must repent or they will perish and will not enter HIS life or kingdom.

    2Pe. 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

    The word perish is Strong’s #622 avpo,llumi {ap-ol'-loo-mee} it comes from #575 and the base of #3639; a verb used in the KJV as perish 33 times, destroy 26 times, lose 22 times, be lost 5 times, lost 4 times and misc twice; so is used a total of 92 times. It is defined as 1) to destroy, to take out of the way entirely, abolish, make an end, to ruin, render useless, to kill completely, to put to death; metaphorically to devote or give over to eternal misery, to perish, to be lost, ruined, destroyed. 2) to destroy, to lose.

    Absolute truth therefore must include all Scripturally irrevocable facts representing GOD'S absolutes concerning our sin - who is or has done what, why, when, how exactly as it was done and where! That never changes throughout time from how it actually happened. That pack of gum you stole from the neighborhood store after school will always require the same repentance and restitution as any violation of GOD’S moral law, as it did when you stole it. The responsibility belongs only to the one committing the crime.

    Or its unresolved guilt will condemn and influence us in some small way throughout the remainder of life from doing what is right - living righteously before GOD in the Christ. It has emotional scars that will exist until we make them right by overcoming them with the reality of its truth in the original experience. True humility is required for the crime of defrauding another to be resolved, being truly grieved about the breakage of GOD'S morality. You must be able to readily admit, by your own conscience, that it was fully your own responsibility and thievery that caused someone else's loss of property.

    So you will (as a Christian) do everything within your power to restore it fully to the person(s) you actually defrauded. GOD'S absolute objective economy has no room for variations of what occurred. It must include where, when, how, why, with whom or what when GOD'S Spirit rests on you to convict you of its seriousness. It is that way with HIS initial Salvation, though every incident may not become completely apparent upon our first meeting with the Christ. His repentance will come if you're truly honest and humble with GOD.

    Unless there is an absolute GOD-initiated humanly acceptable knowledge and humility, there is no confronting GOD'S absolute truth about your life. Knowing these facts will take you from being an enemy of GOD, preferring your will over HIS, to a state of pliable humility. This humbles you enough to be able to receive the true Gospel of the Christ through GOD'S precious gift of repentance when HE sends it to you (Acts 11:18, 2Tim. 2:25, & see also 2Cor. Chapter 7 below for the various differences in the types of repentance).

    This truth depends totally upon our voluntary humility (1Pet. 5), because of what GOD has been trying to get us to confront (since birth) about ourselves. He uses Satan’s persuasions, temptations and adversity (which everyone abhors) – this is how HE tries to penetrate our veil of pride to send us the repentance needed to begin HIS work of Salvation in our hearts. With the promise of more of the same in the true Christian life (like the old-fashioned meat tenderizer), HE must soften our hearts and keep us tender to HIM to do a real work of righteousness in our lives.

    Salt, GOD'S righteousness has absolute light (the awareness of HIS morality) that has the same attributes as HIS truth. Bibles were inspired to impart to, sustain and preserve those men who will use it properly, with a peaceable holiness (Heb. 12:14). Man is born with naturally conflicting passions: to be reunited with his Creator, but with himself in control of his life (see Genesis 3). We must be cleansed of this natural malady of self or its contamination (as has happened) will spread to others who were as innocent as we were at birth. HE must examine our humility and intentions to grant us HIS gift of true repentance:

    KJV 2 Corinthians 7:1 "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of GOD. 2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. 4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. 5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. 6 Nevertheless GOD, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; 7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. 8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. 9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter. 12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of GOD might appear unto you. 13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all."

    But if we have never taken part in this important and necessary aspect of GOD'S Salvation, it will be weak and crumble under the slightest weight of temptations, persecutions and adversity that confronts all men daily. Pride rejects HIS light because it knows it will be destroyed by HIS light. Our pride therefore protects our natural desires and keeps us in the dark in order to survive. GOD cannot change our hearts until we are humbled and willing to be changed. Intentionally confusing what a Bible actually says by justifying how we really want to live verifies that. But that is our natural man in full operation.

    THE NATURE OF MAN!

    Man, in his "finest" natural state, hates the things of GOD, and has a natural animosity towards others because of man’s prideful competitiveness that says "I AM THE GREATEST!", opposing what GOD inspired as the ideal for mankind see Matt. 5:48 - absolutely. Confused naturally, morally and spiritually, man is emotionally attached to and caught up by his natural lusts (Rom. 3:17). We all refuse GOD'S peaceful holy way no matter how logically it may have been presented to us. Verifying just how contentious men are naturally is as simple as going to the Canadian Army Journal's website that reports 3.8 billion people killed in more than 14,500 wars since 3800 BC. Most were fought over man's religious beliefs about GOD!

    Most Ecumenical Councils of the New Testament church were marked with division and violence over what the Scriptures were believed to say. Christianity has never actually achieved the peace, morality and charity GOD willingly bestows upon all men who are "born from above", by HIS Christ resolving our earth-bound existence. The Reformation was also guilty of misusing the truth in Bibles to justify their private religious hatred and beliefs! Those disagreeing with their theology were sometimes murdered or exposed to the dangers of the world, excommunicated! They were not exempt from religious violence, as Zwingli (the Swiss reformer) had many Anabaptists and Hugonauts murdered because they believed in re-baptizing infants who had not received the conviction or guilt necessary for a true religious repentance unto salvation.

    Is GOD a GOD of murderous confusion or the GOD of righteous peace? HE is the GOD of righteousness and holy honorable peace: 1 Co. 14:33 - "For GOD is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." That is why our primary operative, given by the Apostle Paul, is to discern what is GOD'S word in Bibles compared to what men want to believe.

    When man’s beliefs contradict themselves from a Bible, are confused and/or lack peace in its religious solution, revelation or practice, we owe it to GOD and HIS eternal salvation to examine why we have a contradiction or confusion. As Paul stated below - see 1 Cor. 3:1-8, any evidence surrounding unresolved human carnality indicates an improper Gospel experience with GOD'S Holy Spirit:

    1 Corinthians 3:1-8, 1 "And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet carnal for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk as men? 4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? 5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but GOD gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but GOD that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour."

    While we walk in the flesh, what we assume are minor differences in the many Christian faiths are actually carnally wide divisions between the potential members of the Christ's one true church, demonstrating they are still of the world. Because GOD sanctifies and is a sanctifier of peaceful unity, there can no longer be competition or contentions justifying individual or collective preferences that deny GOD'S righteousness to prevail in His church. We ignore HIS spiritual solution for our immorality by justifying ourselves.

    Our nature has a protective device that agrees with Satan, concealed by pride and darkness in carnal hearts. That pride will not allow its removal, and blinds its host, nullifying GOD'S word and truth about how ungodly we really are. No matter how deep our seemingly honest desire is for unity with HIM, there is but one GOD, and we can never fill that position! GOD will not even listen to the prayers of anyone who is knowingly in sin unless that person is begging for forgiveness for it. HIS Holiness opposes the self-worth that pride places us in see Isa. 59:2, Luk. 18. If a person truly desires unity with GOD, he must humbly acquire it through the spiritual light of GOD'S word - the Christ - to obtain and maintain His presence and power in a genuine salvation experience. Resolving the nature that clutches our bosom sins requires more than just a belief!

    MORE THAN A BELIEF!

    The spiritually unconverted, unregenerate, are too easily influenced by their old carnal nature. Their thinking has not changed, they do not have the mind or heart of the Christ and they obstinately choose to remain in their sin of unbelief (see explanation below). Oh they say they believe, but it's what they believe that won't allow them to obey GOD! When a man accepts GOD'S light and then returns to his darkness, he has not allowed GOD'S true light to activate his life. His natural desires refuse the light, to display the hypocrisy of his profession through the lack of his Salvation from sin. Carnality gives everyone a natural choice to continue to sin, but they cannot enter GOD'S kingdom in such a condition.

    They must be born from above, not just born again to sin again. This phrase comes from the Greek gen-nah-oo an-o-then. (Strong's #1080 genna,w (ghen-nah'-oo) a variation of #1085; a verb used in the KJV as begat 49 times, be born 39 times, bear twice, gender twice, bring forth once, be delivered once and misc 3 times; defined as; of men who fathered children, to be born, to be begotten, of women giving birth to children, religiously; to engender, cause to arise, excite, in a Jewish sense, of one who brings others over to his way of life, to convert someone; and Strong's #509 a;nwqen (an'-o-then) from #507; an adverb used in the KJV as from above 5 times, top 3 times, again twice, from the first once, from the beginning once, not traceable once; and is defined as from above, from a higher place, of things which come from heaven or GOD, anew, (not over again), by GOD alone, as Y'eshuah Himself said what we must do to obtain HIS eternal kingdom.

    John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,

    Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of GOD".

    Those born of GOD have no choice but to do what is righteous, by GOD'S definition, because HE places it in the heart as an unction from the Holy One. The word of GOD abiding in us strengthens us to overcome the wicked one whose rebelliousness persuades with sin, to threaten our eternity with GOD:

    1st Jo. 2:14, 14 "I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known Him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of GOD abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one."

    Our eternity is dependent upon whether we were merely born of the flesh in our introductory experience with the Christ, or born again by the power of GOD’S Spirit. Joh. 3:6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” If we are truly born again of the one true Christ, we have the ongoing power of GOD in the Christ for the purity of the Christian life to overcome the wicked one and his sin, as He did (Matt. 4). We have no need for men's teachings about how to be a Christian! 1st Jo 2:20 "But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things."

    The word unction is not really a familiar term to many in the 20th Century, and until we look at its Greek representative form it may not be very important to us either. It is Strong's #5545 cri/sma (khris'-mah) from #5548; a noun neut. used in the KJV as anointing twice, unction once; and is defined as anything smeared on, unguent, ointment, usually prepared by the Hebrews from the preparation of oil and aromatic herbs to anoint the priests. Anointing was the inaugural ceremony for priests of the temple. Whereas (unbelief is most often Strong's #570 avpisti,a (ap-is-tee'-ah) from #571; a noun fem. used in the KJV as unbelief 12 times; it is defined as unfaithfulness, faithless or want of faith, unbelief (weakness of faith).

    Which has considerably less impact for the false Christian believer who refuses to obey GOD after knowing GOD'S truth about his continued immorality than the Greek word Strong's #543 avpei,qeia (ap-i'-thi-ah) implies. As it is used and defined as obstinate to the divine will and therefore tells what our true feelings towards GOD really are - obstinate in obeying HIM after we knew the truth!

    If our refusal to be humbled is encountered when HE tries to send HIS repentance, then our hearts are unwilling to change. Because we hope to avoid accountability to HIM with just a profession of His Name, while continuing as before, we will not allow HIS attempts to humble us. Yes, maybe a few outward changes did occur, but our hearts remained unchanged as our carnal desires still lurk.

    Church splits occur because men, still immoral, join with those who agree with their particular "moral" opinion and begin to redefine (reinterpret) GOD'S word for themselves, calling those that agree with them (once they have pacified enough members) a denominational church! But all that these 33,830 denominations really have are their own chosen religious values reflected into society to give its approval of the churches’ present moral states. This reveals just how often GOD'S inspired word has been compromised, shining into the world from Christian faiths justifying their "truth" to acquire followers.

    Redefining HIS word sanctions the desires of unconverted hearts that declares how and why it is done. By preferring placid mercy to the power of GOD'S Grace (the Christ as the Charisma), they redefine what HIS Grace is and reduce it to man's acceptance of a weak mercy! In the Biblical sense mercy and Grace are again very different:

    Mercy: Strong's 1656 e;leoj (el'-eh-os) a noun neut. used in the KJV as mercy 28 times; is defined as mercy, kindness or good will towards the miserable and afflicted, joined with a desire to help them, towards men: to exercise the virtue of mercy, show one's self merciful, of GOD in HIS general providence to all mankind through the possibility of coming to the Christ, whereby at his return at the judgment He will bless true Christians with eternal life. Whereas GOD'S Grace is not just a condition, it is the person and embodiment of the Christ into the individual's life, where that unction as the charisma (the ongoing power of the Christ) can be felt in our lives as in 1Jo 2:20, giving us all the knowledge we need to acquire power needed to overcome sin by His Grace.

    Grace, Strong's #5485 ca,rij khar'-ece) from 5463; a noun fem. used in the KJV as grace 130 times, favour 6 times, thanks 4, thank 4, thank + 2192 3 times, pleasure 2, misc 7; 156 1) grace 1a) that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech 2) good will, loving-kindness, favour 2a) of the merciful kindness by which GOD, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them by Christ, to keep, strengthens and increase in the Christian trust (faith), knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues 3) what is due to GOD'S grace a) the spiritual condition of one governed by that divine grace and its power B) the proof of grace, benefit b1) a gift of grace b2) benefit, bounty 4) thanks, (for benefits, services, favours), recompense, reward His living grace in the form, person, presence and power of GOD'S living word, the Christ, Who was tempted in all points such as we, but was without sin (Matt. 4) which is the only GOD-given power we have available to us.

    Church people will tell you what you'd like to hear, thinking to show you kindness by telling you there is no standard for a Christian in HIS eternal holy kingdom. But it is neither love nor kindness that impels them to so do. They have no foundation for judging when they live contrary to GOD'S way of life themselves. Sin always destroys those who refuse to define GOD'S absolute moral structure. Today's Christianity has religious instructions that destroy the very reason for the Christ's sacrificial death. Doing so weakens His church and the effective values of GOD'S word by redefining a Bible's significance with their own denominational definitions - using a Gospel message that has carnal excuses built into it from a higher criticism endorsing continuation of the fleshy nature of their flocks, or placing unnecessary restrictions on them by denying their true nature to reveal itself. They destroy those accepting their good intentions, because they refuse to accept any accountability to GOD'S moral standard, the eternal "norm" for HIS kingdom, just to maintain their old carnal natures' false values!

    Because men live through the exchange of ideas, and most often will accept those ideas that are friendly, familiar, pleasant or comfortable to their personal agenda, rather than listening to the hard issues of GOD'S design and purpose. People naturally do what they want to do, and thus hear what they want to hear so they can do what pleases them most! Church today is little more than a social gathering, with people who agree with their religious authority's opinions about what to believe, cemented by friendships collectively mistaken to be GOD'S truth. Their agreements are fortified each time they meet with those who are often, quite frankly, as unconverted as them, because they believed a friendly carnal authority who approved of their "carnality" and supported their comfort, causing diverse theologies!

    THE CARNAL LIE!

    James Henley Thornewell saw this problem of the carnal church clearly, 150 years ago, when he said "Where the church has sought for numbers, doctrinal purity has suffered." (see Banner of Truth Publication's 1994, The works of James Henley Thornewell).

    Paul said much the same, when writing of man's natural and mutual state:

    1Cor: 2:14 "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of GOD: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

    The only real difference between the 33,830 denominations and what they believe are their doctrines. All this proves is that anyone can read a Bible and its instructions by the symbols represented on its printed pages. But we cannot discern what it states spiritually until our human nature and carnality are no longer involved with our Biblical cogitation. To be spiritually discerning we must have our carnality completely dealt with by GOD!

    Reading spiritual truth while yet carnal does not prove nor guarantee that GOD loves and will protect us as sinning Christians. We prove our hypocrisy when judging (condemning) the world for what we are still guilty of. Worldly men will not inhabit GOD'S eternal kingdom as they are unable to discern naturally between what is morally right and wrong. They do not want to discern because knowing destroys their carnal pleasure. Those who do know must act upon what they know.

    Those who do not submit to GOD'S law are a law unto themselves (Rom. 2).

    Otherwise what possible distinction is there between those of 'the world' and those professing the Christ if they all act and respond to GOD in the same manner? Pronouncement of His name? Treating some with kindness and not others who don't agree religiously? Not telling them what GOD'S truth really says about their sinful relationship to HIM is by far more unkind! Those of the world use His name too, usually as a curse. Don't we curse Him when we say we want Him as our LORD and Savior, while asking him to defend and justify our sins?

    Believing we are safely Christian while all evidence points to the contrary of His salvation is the lie and continued agenda of our old nature. This is the same justification and lip service Israel gave GOD throughout the Old Testament that the Christ came to change. Religious conflicts will not exist in GOD'S Spiritual eternity, if our initial experience with religion (the Christ) changed little or nothing of our natural human heart.

    Did the Christ spend His life to do something more than just allow us to believe He lived and died? Can GOD impute the Christ's righteousness into those who refuse it? To explain what Paul meant about the natural man not discerning spiritually in 1st Cor 2, the Greek word for "natural man" is yuciko,j (psoo-khee-kos'). It is a form of the Greek yuci -soul. It is also the Latin word animae. In English, it is the sensuous nature in subjection to the appetites and passions of the flesh.

    "Not able to discern spiritually" explains the natural man's spiritual obligation to his blindness (to GOD'S morality) that agrees with the flesh and wants nothing to do with GOD'S Spiritual light or truth, as it lacks the desire for conformity to GOD'S peace and holiness.

    The Christ, GOD'S represented word, was not given to us by GOD just to grant mankind the desires of their carnal hearts! If HE and we are ever able to solve the physical and spiritual problems that our immorality (sins) causes, we must understand that making peace with GOD through HIS Christ means we have resolved all of our conflicts and self-interests with HIM, between ourselves and the world. We must have them dealt with completely before HE allows us to step one spiritual foot into HIS kingdom.

    Our decision to sin comes only from our confusion about sin. But this confusion GOD did not author! HE engenders peace "as in all churches of the saints"! Only the true saints of GOD will endure to the end of life to pass through GOD'S entire process of Salvation in a practical sense. Not because it is just a theory, nor by religious education, but by the practical application and regenerating power of HIS Holy Spirit to keep a holy peace in their lives!

    GOD'S Salvation is not just our sin compared to someone else's sin or holiness. It's not just Biblical facts based upon an opinionated cut-and-paste mentality providing a false theological foundation as an excuse to sin. What it really is, is walking in complete humility in the light that GOD and HIS Christ provide. GOD'S repentance (not our own), allows us to know when to call upon the Christ for His righteous help and strength to overcome our personal sins that we refuse to deny.

    Is that possible while we resist obedience to GOD'S moral Law, proudly believing we belong to GOD already (no matter what)? Or because we belong to a certain denomination and feel we must fight HIS fight for HIM, thinking we deserve HIS love and kingdom because we do? Do we then have a "right" to HIS Spiritual Kingdom without the necessary religious qualification of complete submission of our entire lives to HIS truth in a spiritual conversion?

    The truth is, while we refuse to follow HIS peace or obey HIS morality, we are agreeing with our own carnality. We fail to realize how miserable and wretched we really are until we run out of excuses for our sins! Thinking we are happy in our carnality along with all those who agree with us is not the answer either, as our collective sins give us no place in GOD'S peace or eternal kingdom. Why? Our religious agreement is with a worldly and carnal morality that refuses the mind of the Christ! Peter mentioned:

    1 Peter 4:1 "Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin."

    True Christianity depends unequivocally upon having the same mind as the Christ, or we are not Christian! Do we think like and have the same mind as the Christ if we believe we can continue in our sin after His saving us from it? The Greek word mind in Peter's statement "the same mind as" is enoia (en'-noy-ah) a combination of en (designating a place, time or state) and nouj (nouce) a noun used as mind; defined as the act of thinking, considering, meditation, our thoughts, notions, understanding, manner of thinking; it is derived from ginw,skw (ghin-oce'-ko) a primary verb to know or have the knowledge of.

    That is why any true spiritual authority for Christianity must have that same mind (way of thinking) as the Christ does to be able to impart the simple truths of that unction and its anointing for the spiritual inspiration of those who need His righteousness. So they can permit and use the truth and purity of GOD'S sanctifying word to purify and prevent their further immorality as they suffer in the flesh by ceasing from sin.

    Where do we see this occurring in Christianity today? No matter which religious denomination we may accept as our spiritual authority, the possibility exists for the creation of corrupt doctrines that have and will protect the carnal mind with the self-interests of sin apart from GOD'S solution for it. As long as we look to men for our religious instructions and teachings that agree with our carnality, we will continue to be confused about GOD'S authority. Which we probably believed were quite reasonable when explained by them, but they will destroy GOD'S quickening spirit within us by our living outside HIS holy authority. HIS eternal peace is shown by true Biblical prophecy.

    BIBLE PROPHECY!

    True Bible prophecy seldom deals with future events. Most often it is meant to convict men with GOD'S instructions for living humbly and righteously by HIS word, right now. Biblical beliefs that are inconsistent, incompatible, unreasonable or contradict themselves are too willingly confused by a carnal mind. Those accepting them exhibit how careless they are in discerning man's teachings from GOD'S, not seeing clearly enough to establish them as GOD'S absolute word. Just claiming our teachings are GOD'S holy light while we walk in the darkness is not enough as it tells the world HE is confused about those peaceful teachings.

    Unproven scriptural beliefs cannot force anyone to act altogether differently, lacking GOD'S absolutes. They cannot deliver you from someone else's corrupt lifestyle when democratic agreements prevail, because they are not the theocratic absolutes of GOD'S word. This ongoing problem collectively distances all men generally, by accumulation, from GOD'S spiritual values. So it becomes harder to distinguish religious values from false values educated into us as time progresses. Choosing any of society's unstable relative values always dilutes GOD'S truth when attempting to save people in their sins, not from them.

    WHY IMMORALITY WORSENS!

    Diverse popular religious beliefs only prove how much man has compromised GOD'S narrow Gospel message (Matt. 7) to obtain popularity. This is done by redefining HIS single religious viewpoint, spirit, source, baptism and church (Eph. 4). All of which are necessary to redirect our natural unprincipled activities in life. Unconverted hearts, still filled with self-interest, too easily follow the least line of resistance, preferring their natural lusts above GOD'S disciplined life! Men are naturally weak in the flesh and, will, like lemmings follow anything they can have pleasure in.

    They replace GOD'S right religious values with values that cannot cure their lust or its sin - creating immense moral dilemmas that have their own religious instructions for a cure, often quoted out of context. It does nothing but vilify the true religious teachings, lacking GOD'S values. They are rejecting the simple absolute submission of their lives to GOD through the Christ necessary for their Salvation before even being aware of what it truly is! The problem is then maintained by carnal Christian beliefs justifying about one-third of the world's population (according to one Christian magazine) by using conflicting half-truths of an acceptable gospel of choice that polarizes their religion and does not possess GOD'S deliverance from sins - denying the Christ's power over their sins!

    But spiritual teachers and counselors who have not confronted this absolute reality of their own natural hearts (as they often consider themselves above it and holy enough), will not counsel others honestly towards that holiness. Pride wants nothing to do with someone who will tell them the truth about being more set apart (holier) than they are, so their own pride condemns them when making a living off of those who attend their churches. They are the contagious products of their own spiritual teachings. They willingly agree with a theology that redefines GOD'S values that condemns sin, as it's offensive to them when they haven't defined its devastating reality! That is why so many today do not hear the truth of its reality because of a vested interest in what is trusted above GOD!

    Whereas sin's removal is the primary imperative for eternal life that the eternal truth should carry in GOD'S Gospel message. But is it HIS word if it caters to the natural man's lust with more carnal conflict and/or passion for the wrong things? Church today is no longer a spiritual hospital, it's a commercial business with little to do with the spiritual regeneration and truth needed to bind holy men eternally to GOD. It must serve the economics of a "bottom line" mentality. Like the Madison Avenue advertisers, the pulpit tells the pew what it will accept, and if the pew approves of it, they will support the pulpit! But their religious "truths" are not proven absolute, only mere opinions hidden by bad religion and its agreements. So their relative religious morality agrees with the natural morality of the world, the flesh and the devil.

    But praise GOD! Why worry? Everyone is happy! Carnal churchgoers have a religion they can live with! Even the world agrees with it and can accept it as it does not offend them! Everyone feels good about their religious beliefs as no one dares trouble their beliefs! The tithe bucket is full! So what else matters? WHOA, wait a minute!!

    What are the natural consequences the Christ told us of this wide-gate theology of continued sin? Will we wake up only after that already thin line separating Christianity and the world disappears altogether, and everyone professing Christ is a hypocrite? GOD gave man choices, and being agreeable may be one of them. But agreement without qualification is now driving this moral dilemma of human sheep down through the "cattle chute" to their final destruction. It's poorly reinterpreted denominationally by false Christians turning against each other because of their confused beliefs and values! They show no unity of spirit, committing violence that leads to sin, treading GOD'S salt under their feet!

    Religiously bemoaning society's descent into moral depravity, when we haven't resolved the problem of sin and violence within ourselves, speaks of a pride that will not allow HIS humbling. We desperately need to humble ourselves before GOD so HE can send us the repentance to deal with our immorality. Self-justified thinking (as Adam) resists GOD'S remedy at every stroke of affliction HE pours out on man. But not believing our sin is deadly as Christians, we have not personally applied HIS absolute moral authority to our lives and thus destroy HIS Gospel within us.

    What good is the pseudo-righteousness decrying an immoral world when the greater sin of hypocrisy is at work within our own hearts? Don’t we blame the lost world for its carnal depravity, when it is we who cause the immorality! Our pride won't allow GOD'S holy word (the Christ) to cleanse our moral disease with His power! But that keeps the door open for Satan to use as leverage in denominational conflicts and further carnality.

    Do we not justify our personal beliefs over GOD'S absolutes, by rising in defense of personal or denominational belief? Carnality, worldly or Christian, will only increase as long as we (the sheep) refuse GOD'S remedy for it! Paul taught that unresolved carnality is due to the lack of a real and personal experience with GOD'S absolute spiritual truth for Salvation from sin:

    1Cor 2:11-13, 11 "For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of GOD knoweth no man, but the Spirit of GOD. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of GOD; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of GOD. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual."

    "That we might know the things that are freely given us by GOD" suggests that our immoral activities are ruling our lives, not HIS Holy unction, and we are not true Christians! Further, when Paul addressed the church at Corinth (in his first epistle) about the carnality among them, he was making a great distinction between GOD'S and man's spirit. Man does not have GOD'S Spirit (only collectively) until his soul is changed spiritually at the "resurrection of the dead". Until then, we do not have HIS spiritual nature:

    1Cor 15:42-58, "So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of GOD; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorrup-tion, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to GOD, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."

    Paul's reference to the spirit of man is not that man possesses GOD'S Spirit at all, or even that we have HIS spiritual qualities. Men who lack GOD'S spiritual thought pattern are in a carnal state and are in agreement with the world's fleshy morality without the spirit of the Christ! Paul's reference concerns the translation of the soul (man's carnal soulishness) at the spiritual conversion of the Christ's one true church from flesh and blood into a spiritual substance at "the resurrection of the dead" (chap 15 of 1st Cor.), often falsely taught as the "rapture" of the church.

    But which is at the last trump (trumpet) of GOD (see the seven trumpets listed by John the Apostle in his Revelations of Y'eshuah the Christ, chapter 11, before His physical kingdom is established, verses 14 & 15):

    Rev. 11: 14 & 15, 14 "The second woe is past; and , behold, the third woe cometh quickly. 15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of HIS Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever."

    If we believe this, which is it? A rapturist dispensational escapism theory, or the reality and truth of GOD'S word? The carnally minded must suffer that tribulation and will not take part in the "resurrection of the dead", as their carnality keeps them from truly knowing GOD or HIS word. Making internal changes to the beliefs about spiritual facts in Bibles is not so observable in our own minds while defending our activities with those beliefs from Bibles.

    But when GOD seeks to change our ungodly nature with HIS word, our resistance to HIS solution cannot deal with our sinful hearts unless it’s with His guilt and conviction. Peter spoke of the carnal nature that keeps us from being righteous, because it will not allow us to suffer in the flesh. Unwilling to use GOD'S remedy, we only use what we have and prefer - our old immoral nature.

    By so doing, we become irresponsible to GOD – condemned because carnality argues that GOD'S solution is just too difficult to comply with, or by excusing us from HIS penalty! Often we will not even acknowledge our sins after our initial profession! Which also negates GOD'S power because we chose our own values, denying HIS repentance (2Cor ch. 7)!

    Can we enter HIS kingdom by defending a carnality that guided our religious search, and responded to GOD with misguided beliefs from a Bible? No, as it proves only that we haven't been humbled enough to receive the mind and Spirit of the Christ (Who never defended Himself but tasted death for every humbled and repentant man!) to be converted.

    Yes, we only prove our lack of true spirituality when we must defend our beliefs about GOD'S consistent spiritual truth, using a carnal cut-and-paste method of reading a Bible as our religious 'defense' for a nonexistent experience of true salvation. A defense that proves we’ve had wrong or no real experience at all with the truth of the Christ from GOD'S deep repentance. By using a few familiar Biblical verses taken from their context for our religious justification, we do not have the mind of the Christ for spiritual discernment, thereby we defend a personal religious belief with a carnal lie.

    THE MIND OF THE CHRIST!

    Paul's defense of true Christianity was answered when he asked in 1Cor.2:16, "For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ." Who would dare instruct the Christ? The carnal mind thinks it can as it considers itself the universal spiritual authority for everyone - without proof. The Greek word Paul used for mind is again nouj (nooce), the thinking.

    Because a Bible contains the word of GOD and we believe what it says that the Christ died to save us, without the absolute proof that our thinking has changed to the thinking of the mind of the Christ, then we believe a religious lie, or GOD is guilty of destroying the Christ's church HIMSELF by its division over HIS doctrine! Carnal minds conflict over anything, but when it is GOD'S instructions it threatens the Christ's true church. Using verses taken out of context seeks freedom TO sin, not from it.

    But here is the real problem; how will we inhabit eternity with the GOD of peace when we haven't made peace with HIM or ourselves yet? Will we enjoy heaven if we won't allow HIS perfect peace to rule us here? But peace and holiness is required for HIS kingdom in heaven as well as on Earth!

    Heb. 12:14-17, 14 "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: 15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of GOD; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; 16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright."

    If GOD'S grace ever fails, it's not because GOD caused it to fail, it's because we, calling ourselves Christians, refuse the peaceably holy mind of the Christ! We fight over confused worthless spiritual beliefs that cannot deliver, verifying the true condition of our hearts. We are still morally corrupt and confused, rejecting His holiness. Yet exhortation to peace is GOD'S solution for our dilemma!

    Heb. 12:5 "And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of HIM:"

    We destroy GOD'S purpose by not acting upon HIS rebuke. We split the church into thousands of opposing factions, each with its own governing body of teachings and beliefs.

    The great diversity of viewpoints about the Bible can only mean there is a great confusion about what in it is GOD’S truth. It's still only one book, and what it says must be absolutely consistent to address our confusion; otherwise how will we ever know what or who to believe? It is false religions that contain spiritual lies that contradict themselves. If our Christian doctrines differ so widely, would that not cause the diversity of religious beliefs we have from this one volume that must teach one faith, for the one church in one Baptism, by the one Spirit (Eph. 4)?

    Would that not also mean (as we have seen here) the diversity of religious beliefs will cause division throughout eternity? Diversity in religious thinking shows that there is a real difference in the churches’ religious thoughts and teachings that come from sources other than the mind of the Christ! But what do the Scriptures say about division over spiritual matters?

    The Scriptures and the Christ Himself clearly agree and tell us that spiritual divisiveness means we are following a spirit of destruction. Church denominationalism therefore is destroying the unity of the church of the Christ, that causes immorality to increase in Christianity by mob (democracy) rule, blaspheming GOD'S Holy Spirit because the (sheep) will not take the time or trouble to understand the context and content of verses they read in their Bibles.

    This leads us to the conclusion that teaching GOD'S word requires having the same mind and spiritual purity as the Christ, or our religious instructors will destroy GOD'S righteous instructions with our own viewpoint. They ruin the Gospel of Y'eshua (Jesus) the Christ for the lives and eternities of those who blindly acquiesce to distorted Christian doctrines.

    But if we really have the security and trust (faith) we claim we do; then why do so many opposing teachings exist across denominational boundaries? Should there even be any boundaries within His one true church? But shouldn’t truth be consistent and factual as compared to what is commonly perceived in Bibles for the Christ's religious mind and thinking? It will remain so only by GOD'S absolute decrees. Can errant self protection remain the same throughout every era and Christian denomination?

    No! Only the truth that gives a true Salvation experience with the Christ will solidify that security, unity and peace needed in a now divided church. GOD gives us consistent truth. The Old Testament statement of Eze. 18 is just as valid and clear as the Apostle Paul's statement is in the New Testament (Rom. 6:23) that our sin brings about our death (spiritual separation from GOD). It must be that way for GOD to be just - otherwise we will be forever lost to men's generalities, vagueness and impurities.

    Why do so many believe GOD'S law was done away with by the coming of the Christ? When it is His very Grace that strengthens us to keep the Law with His new heart (Heb. 10:16) to become new creatures in the Christ! If the Law was done away with, why would it be written on our new hearts (Heb. 10)?

    It is to replace our old heart that was so devious to us before, concerning HIS Law - desired now by us because it is written on our hearts! Therefore, we don't just talk about how safe or righteous we are; we are constantly impelled by the Spirit of the living Christ to walk as He did, humbly and intentionally in GOD'S light. We now choose GOD'S absolute values over our old unproven carnal opinions, agreements and lusts. Now we can show the difference (as a Christian) between what is morally right and wrong - no longer desiring the former things of the flesh because we choose to live in the light where we can see our sin and obey HIM and HIS law.

    A MORAL DILEMMA?

    A dilemma occurs when two or more solutions for a problem exist, but none actually solve it. The moral dilemma facing Christianity is committing sin after professing salvation, showing the world that sin has no cure as long as our churches refuse to teach the purity of GOD'S word as Biblical truth about living as a Christian. They can't, because it would soon empty their churches! Instead, they instruct in Satan's anti-Christ dogmas, to keep their churches open, prolonging the agony, while they cause the world and their followers to slip and fail morally, because they have no cure! They deny the true purpose of the Christ to strengthen them against their sins!

    THE PURPOSE OF THE CHRIST!

    The real Christ was more than just a sacrifice for mankind 2,000 years ago, that is, if He is presently our true Savior! He is, if He is our ever present strengthening help, here to empower those who grieve over their sins, as the writer of Hebrews explained:

    Heb. 2:18 "For in that he Himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted."

    The Christ succors (strengthens) us as our Spiritual Savior. He does not defend us nor our sins, but exhorts us to His righteousness. We must realize first that He condemns all men in their sins before He can actually deliver them from them:

    Heb 4:15 "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin."

    If the Christ was not tempted in all ways such as we, could He strengthen us to resist our sins? If not, we might have an excuse to retain them! But since He was tempted in all ways (see Matt. 4) such as we, but was without sin, He HAS power over sin! So He can impart His power to us to overcome our sins, unless we desire our sins more than His righteousness?

    Do we even know that we SHOULD call for His help when tempted? If the Christ was just the sacrifice for our sins, to appease GOD'S wrath, how does His sacrificial death change anything within us? Are we hoping He will only remove the sins we are willing to give up symbolically? Beyond His sacrifice satisfying the sacrificial law, what affect does He have on our lives, other than what rolls off our tongue as meaningless praise? Faith without works (Jam. 2:26) is a dead faith!

    That is the truth of our dilemma. There is no way we will stop sinning while we protect our sins with a misinterpreted Bible and/or denominational untruths. The real reason He came was to strengthen us against our many temptations. Otherwise, our old nature will plot against GOD and HIS sinless eternity. Most importantly, He first must humble us to make us aware of the wiles of the devil so we can resist and flee from him and his fruits by faith - see Jam. 4, 1Pe. 5:8. Satan can only dominate those that submit to his wiles.

    The fact remains that men collectively, willingly submit to Satan's wiles, so GOD, instead of a national Salvation as with Israel, had to provide personal Salvation (individually). That is why we must be truthful, and ask ourselves very serious questions before proceeding with a counterfeit Christianity.

    Why did we want to become Christian? If it were to be freed from sins, why don't we call on His power to resist sin? But the truth is, we must first be humble enough to realize we need His strength and help to overcome those sins, therein lies our Salvation! If the Christ was merely the sacrifice for sin there would be no further need for Him GOD provided Him expressly for those who had a need but want more than a sacrifice, as sacrifices become useless once they are sacrificed!

    GOD maintains HIS provisional position and morality for HIS people through the Christ, when those same people personally call upon Him. HIS Christ then is that ongoing succoring power for those abiding in His (light). We might understand what the writer of Hebrews meant if we knew the Koine' Greek word succour; Strong's #997 bohqe,w (bo-ay-theh'-o) is derived from #998; it is a verb that is used in the KJV New Testament as help six times, and succour twice; its significance is to help, succour, or bring aid.

    Paul warned the church at Corinth that if they received the grace of GOD in vain (without purpose) it is made useless: GOD did provide this time for you to accept HIS Grace. If you can accept His power as well, for Salvation!

    KJV 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, 1 "We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of GOD in vain. 2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"

    GOD'S doctrine of Grace takes on a whole new perspective with this light, unless our profession was just that - a profession empty of the Christ - reluctant to acquire GOD'S power over our lives to bring an end to our dilemma!

    DEATH OF THE DILEMMA!

    Christ's death must bring on the death to our carnal selves! All four Gospels record this "doctrine of self-imposed death" that Paul experienced and spoke of many times, rendered so it is not easily perceived unless you're really looking for it. Just prior to Paul's discussion on the "resurrection of the dead", he spoke of this doctrine: 1 Cor. 15:31 "I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily". The Messiah taught it. The Greek word He used for soul is yuch, (psoo-khay'), not life (see Strong's 5590) a noun fem. used in the KJV as soul only fifty eight times, life forty times, mind three times, heart once, heartily with # 1537 once, untraceable twice; and is defined as breath, the breath of life, the vital force which animates the body in breathing, of animals, of men in which there is physical life. This doctrine of self-denial is not new. It is a very common teaching of the Christ. We find it six times in His Gospels:

    Matt 10:39 "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matt 16:25 "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it."

    Mark 8:35 "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. "

    Luke 9:24 "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it."

    Luke 17:33 "Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it."

    John 12:25 "He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal."

    The Greek word yuch, (psoo-khay') has its equivalent in the Hebrew word nephesh, of the Old Testament (Strong;s #5315 vp,n< (neh'-fesh). The Greek word lose in these New Testament verses is avpo,llumi (ap-ol'-loo-mee) Strong's #622 derived from #575 as the base of 3639; a verb used in the KJV as perish 33 times, destroy 26 times, lose 22 times, be lost 5 times, lost 4 times, it is defined as to destroy to put out of the way entirely, abolish, put an end to, ruin, make useless, to kill, to be put to death, to devote or give over to eternal misery in hell, to perish, lost, be ruined, destroyed.

    Avoiding our destruction can be averted in only one way, which neither GOD nor HIS Christ provide in our Salvation. This important issue of GOD'S Salvation restricts itself directly to the very core of our human existence, the right to our sovereign pride! Which we naturally deny HIS access to because of our pride (since Adam!). We must be humbled to permit that access to us!

    Another very important question: Exactly what is this faith I have and who or what am I really trusting in for living now and throughout eternity? My church? My pastor? Myself? My denomination? Or HIS power? With HIS power HE could annihilate everyone on this planet within a heartbeat. Why doesn't HE? We reiterate what the Apostle Paul said: ("For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)"

    GOD can bring conditions (or allow Satan) to bear on each of us, where we might submit after one occurrence, while others may never submit to HIM. Satan's job description is to bring misery, affliction, temptation and persecutions upon us. It is our decision when to submit to Satan's wiles or humble ourselves to GOD. We can call upon HIS Christ for deliverance at the first stroke of adversity, or not at all. It must be done on this side of eternity. But our response to GOD and HIS holiness sets the stage for Salvation or the tearing down of Christianity.

    This one issue is the key to true Salvation. Our personal humility before GOD after and during our Salvation experience it grants GOD'S repentance (Acts 11:18, 2Ti.2:25). A repentance that is not a man-granted sorrow for sin. GOD'S repentance is the key that makes the difference between our serving sin again and again or choosing to serve the one true GOD through the Christ. You can also see that in the Koine' Greek word for repentance:

    Strong's 3341 meta,noia (met-an'-oy-ah) derived from #3340; a noun fem used in the KJV as repentance 24 times; it means meta meta a change and noia from nouj nous - the thinking of the mind, as its reality appears to and in one who truly repents of those things he has done in his old nature.

    Continual humble repentance is the key to being dead to self and living in the presence of the Christ to resist Satan and avoid sin, that Christ succors within us by His exhortation as GOD’S Salvation. Because it is more effective to repent before we commit sin than afterwards!

    In the final analysis, the dying to ourselves is as great a choice to make as the one we made when (if) we received the Christ in our Salvation. Because Christian or not it is we who choose whether to sin or not, and to live or perish eternally (Rom. 7:9).

    Paul gave the reason why GOD'S Ten Commandments are necessary for Christians: 9 "For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died." The real issue for professing Christians - the death of the self. If the Christ told His disciples the gates of hell would not prevail against His church - see Matt. 16:18 - we must first be a member of His one true church or we have been prevailed against by Satan already! But being a member of man's social club is much easier than being a true Christian because you don't have anything to lose.

    JUSTIFYING THE SINS OF OUR LIFE WITH A BIBLE ONLY NEGATES GOD’S POWER OF HIS CHRIST, WHEN WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THE TRUTH OR NEED OF OUR OWN SELF DENIAL OF SIN!

    SHECHINAH!

    SHECHINAH Research examines the doctrines of GOD’S word, what we do and why - researching the question "What is GOD'S absolute doctrinal purity for the Christ's one TRUE church"? No, we don't create doctrines, we merely verify and codify what GOD'S absolute doctrines already say by using objective qualifications and the four ancient languages of Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic and Latin to deal with the many conflicts that our old natures manifest in Christian dogmas.

    Rather than trying to dominate others in the Christ's Spiritual family, we seek only to edify the Christ's church by showing how to find GOD'S Spiritual Truth that regenerates, through exhortation, one another for His righteousness. As Paul stated:

    2Co. 1:23 & 24, 23 "Moreover I call GOD for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. 24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand."

    GOD did not place us here to dominate Christian doctrine, but to be helpers of that true spiritual joy, peace and faith as sin is finally removed by trusting in the Christ exclusively to eliminate the dogmatic conflicts that exist in His church that divide it carnally. If there were only two there would be division!

    We prayerfully support anybody who willing wants to serve GOD and HIS truth by doing what the Christ called His church to do: tell all people everywhere their absolute responsibility to GOD'S truth in HIS word, and how to solve their moral problem of sin with GOD'S Law through the Christ's strength and righteousness. That our Christian responsibility and strength comes through the Christ's power and presence of HIS Grace to keep HIS Law in our lives.

    If you or your religious organization suspect something wrong with today's Christianity, don't be ashamed to ask how professing Christians can call on and use the power of Christ's strength to keep GOD'S moral Law by His Grace. We
    therefore offer our support and research to you and your work.

    We too, however, need support to see that the truth of GOD'S doctrinal purity is kept by being found, preserved and made known. If it is possible to unify the Christ's church again, it will only be after we have resolved the conflicting dogmas of denominationalism. We are doing that by producing a Doctrinal Syllabus that can be used in conjunction with any Bible for GOD’S doctrinal purity. We accept worthwhile gifts if they do not contain religious compromise or bias. We are tax-exempt and will issue tax credits for whatever contributions we receive.

    If you have or need what is commanded for the purity of GOD'S word (found in a Bible) to unify and edify the Christ's church with sound Biblical doctrine, please contact SHECHINAH Research Unlmtd., Inc., PO Box 11912, Portland, OR. 97211, or at my e-mail address: elmiguel@ix.netcom.com. We invite all worthy efforts or questions about what we find, as that is the only way anyone will know the truth and GOD'S freedom from man's 'doctrinal dilemma' as the true servants of the living Christ, serving the spiritual family of His church catholic.



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  3. space base

    space base Senior Member

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  4. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

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    As informative as it may be, there is no way in hell I'm going to read all that......
     
  5. Rodney Trotter

    Rodney Trotter Senior Member

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    I'll summarize....all religion is made up crap.
     
  6. crave

    crave Veteran Member

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    that article is crap.
     
  7. judi & mike

    judi & mike New Jack

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    Negativity to a Negative Christ...

    Hey gang!

    Why don't you try reading it before you diss it?:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    You might be surprised to find this isn't "religious" as most professing (and not possessing) Christians pretend to be...

    Maybe you guys can help us picket false Christianity!
     
  8. space base

    space base Senior Member

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  9. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    prostletizing is spamming too...

    how do you know they didn't read it?
    well, the first 2 obviously but...

    what kind of name is 'Nawbee Wordsmith"

    have you tried searching Channel Zero for 'christain'? That might enlighten you a bit more about most of our users feelings about christianity. Seems like you could stand to do some reading as well... there's 320 threads or so, so I'll understand if you only read the ones with obvious titles...

    meet you back here later.
     
  10. mind fuck

    mind fuck Junior Member

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    Vlad Senior Member

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    if i`d want to read that much ill get a book
     
  12. judi & mike

    judi & mike New Jack

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    Thank you Smart -

    My mistake. I thought this was a Writer's Forum - free expression and all that.
     
  13. crave

    crave Veteran Member

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    you thought wrong. welcome to 12oz..
     
  14. judi & mike

    judi & mike New Jack

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    :D I think I thank you Crave...

    Would it have helped if I had scrawled this on a wall? Granted - there might not have been enough spray cans! :lol:
     
  15. Rodney Trotter

    Rodney Trotter Senior Member

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    Hey Mike, does Judi take it up the ass?
     
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