People can grow up in Godless homes.
People can grow up in religious homes.
People can grow up under the worst circumstances.
But the redemptive factor more than likely comes about when one reads the Bible yourself – slowly and with thought and an open mind.
Only when one reads the Bible yourself and stops believing only that which is preached from mainline denominational pulpits and/or pulpits in general, not to mention watching/listening to those awful videos and/or audios that most upload, not to mention reading articles on the web, will one get an understanding that, yes, there are contradictions in the Bible.
The Bible should make you think, it should stir your conscience, it should make you question what people say, especially with respect to salvation.
Doesn’t it bother you that Paul is the “13th Apostle”?
Doesn’t it bother you when you have to correct the Bible to make it say what you believe ?
Doesn’t it bother you as an English speaking person, or a person who understands English, that you have to Greek the Bible in order to “understand” it?
Doesn’t it bother you that in the Book of Revelation it states there are only 12 seats for 12 Apostles in the New Jerusalem, so excluding the Apostle Paul?
Doesn’t it bother you when the Apostle Paul states in Romans 4 that we are justified in the eyes of God purely by faith alone, and the Apostle James says exactly the opposite : faith without works is dead, and that one is also justified by one’s works too?
When the Apostle Paul states in 2 Timothy 2:15 that what is required is to rightly divide the WORD OF TRUTH, and Ephesians 1:13 tells us what the WORD OF TRUTH is, and Galatians 2:7-9 states that the Apostle Paul was given the Gospel of the uncircumcision, whereas the 12 were given the Gospel of the circumcision – doesn’t it make you wonder?
Doesn’t it bother you holding onto perverted Bible versions such as the NIV, Amplified, NKJV, etc, “Bibles” which dumb down the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, “Bibles” which dumb down Right Division. It should bother you as 2 Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 1:13 and Galatians 2:7-9 aren’t the same in these Bibles as in a King James Bible.
Doesn’t it bother you or make you think that the Apostle Paul preached God’s pure grace, whereas Peter and the 11 preached the law? The Apostle Paul says we’re not under the law. (Read Paul’s epistles and find confirmation yourself).
Doesn’t it bother you, or are you even aware of the Judgment Seat of Christ which is exclusively for saved people?
What do you make of 1 Corinthians 3:12-15 when believing one can lose one’s salvation? Saved, even so by fire.
Doesn’t it bother you when you believe that good works and changing one’s bad habits/lifestyle is the first step to becoming saved, but disregarding that it was Christ who died for your sins (all of them), that He was buried (proving his death and resurrection), and that He rose from the dead on the third day – just to have you repent of the very same sins He died for?
The fact that He rose from the dead proves you are justified – seen as righteous and holy in the eyes of God – yet you’re still repenting of those sins? Why are you doing His work for Him, when He has already done it all?
Romans 4:25 – either you believe it, or you don’t.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 – either you believe it, or you don’t. I don’t see any “BUTS”.
Paul didn’t preach a “but” gospel, he preached a “but now” gospel – but now, which means it is currently in effect, which means you have to believe it today in order to be saved.
Do a study of Pauline scripture and take note of the times the Apostle Paul says “but now”.
But now doesn’t mean the Old Covenant God made exclusively with Israel and prostelytes to her religion (Judaism). That is times past.
But now doesn’t mean Israel’s New Covenant which God made exclusively with Israel and is currently on hold and begin to be instituted in the tribulation and implemented post tribulation.
Have you ever thought, and perhaps you should try – that is, reading the Old Covenant, then skipping over Paul’s 13 epistles and continue reading from Hebrews again, continuing onto the Book of Revelation.
Ever wondered why the Apostle Paul calls the gospel he preaches, “my gospel”, and not “our gospel”, as in, the gospel that he and the 12 preached? My is singular.
One day it will be you who will have to answer for yourself either at the Judgment Seat of Christ (as a saved person), or alternately, at the White Throne Judgment (as an unsaved person). You won’t be able to point a finger at, or blame your preacher/teacher/church/mentor/friends/family/missionary for duping you or influencing you.
The motive of most who call themselves men/women of the cloth – preachers/teachers is to dupe you out of your money by preaching Israel’s levitical tithe. If they didn’t, they’d be poor, homeless and not be preaching in the first instance – they would have paying jobs.
It’s blasphemy stating God has blessed you when in actual fact your much improved financial status is purely due to the fact that you are duping/conning people with the Bible. But isn’t this just what mainline, denominational christianity is all about? (including those who like to call themselves “out of churchers”), otherwise known as Bible blenders, those who don’t know where they are in the Bible, those who think they’re Jews or the “new Jews”, those who think current day Israel is a blessed and chosen nation, when in fact said nation cannot exist without Christ as their King (Messiah), nor can same nation exist without being the light unto the world whereby people have to go through for their salvation.
It was the Apostle Paul who said there is neither Greek (Gentile), nor Jew today. So why do most out there who like to call themselves christians, ignore this? Ignorance? Unbelief? “I don’t care what you say, the Jews are special, God is still looking over them”.
With strong, highly trained armed forces, state of the art weapons and unbelievers, Christ deniers and religionists (Judaism) pulling the triggers, setting off the rockets and hand grenades – – – at the command of Christ denying, unbelieving, Atheistic leaders, you’re kidding, right? That’s your theory, not Biblical fact. In the end your opinions and theories do not matter.
Go on, call me anti-semitic, you know you want to. 😉 Because that’s the best you can do to thwart Biblical fact/truth and show your total unbelief and ignorance.
Want to see the total contradiction and hypocrisy in someone who wants to know why people celebrate the day of atonement, yet they themselves celebrate every pagan/heathen festival on the calendar?
I found that to be totally hilarious.
If that was difficult for you to grasp – no, I do not celebrate any festival or so-called holy day out there – it’s totally pointless. I’m not into impressing anyone. What I do every day is know, and am thankful that Christ died for my sins (all of them), was buried and rose again on the third day for my salvation, which includes my justification, sanctification and reconciliation.
Complete in Christ, which means I cannot do anything to make myself more complete. Complete concerning my salvation.
Makes one wonder how someone who works for their salvation will ever be complete in Christ? One day 90% complete, everything goes down the drain, 1% complete, and so on and so forth. Ridiculous theology to say the least.
I glory in Him for He is the one who saved me.