The Apostle Paul’s claims and his ministry

1 Corinthians 1:17 – For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

  1. He wasn’t sent to baptize (with water) as most churches do today.
  2. He was sent to preach the gospel, yet most today are ignorant as to what the gospel is which saves men’s souls.

Followers of the Apostle Paul?   No.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2 – But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

  1. He renounced the hidden things of dishonesty.
  2. Didn’t walk in craftiness
  3. Didn’t handle the word of God deceitfully.

Proof that he was an Apostle sent of God:

2 Corinthians 12:12 – Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

1 Corinthians 2:1-3 – And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.Not with excellency of speech or of wisdom.

Yet modern-day preachers come with excellency of speech and worldly, man-made wisdom and want to know everything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

1 Corinthians 2:13 – 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.

2 Corinthians 7:2 – Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

Wronged no man, corrupted no man and defrauded no man – just told them the truth and nothing but the truth.  A claim institutionalized, denominational christianity cannot make as they defraud, corrupt and wrong men every day.

2 Corinthians 10:10 – For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

Compare this to most Pastors/Preachers of today whose bodily presence is awe-inspiring and bold, dressed to the nines in expensive suits, being clean shaven, “dressed for success” and whose speech is anything but contemptible – they stroke peoples’ “tail feathers” instead, by telling sinners they are worthy and that salvation comes with a change in lifestyle.

2 Corinthians 12: 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

Today’s preachers claim to seek the Lord on such things and claim healing of same, yet the Apostle Paul sought God 3 times on this matter and the answer was a resounding NO (and with good reason).

2 Corinthians 10:1 10 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

Unlike Dale Carnegie or modern-day preachers who claim rudeness of speech to be unloving, Paul told the Corinthians what they needed to hear in no uncertain terms.

1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

2 Corinthians 7: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.

A lesson we can all learn: to be exceeding joyful in all our tribulation because:

Romans 5: And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Day Corinthians –

Ever wondered why the Apostle Paul says this to the Corinthians:

1 CORINTHIANS 4:

10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

 


Members of the body of Christ who do not preach the gospel or who have gone off the rails and are preaching another gospel, who do not live righteously in Christ and who are conformed to the world are :

“Wise in Christ”

“Are strong”

“Are honourable”

In the world’s eyes, from the world’s point of view, that is –

because they don’t make waves, they don’t stir, aren’t controverisal, and probably the only thing they stir are unsound doctrine and martinis.  The world loves unsound doctrine  and conformance to their standards – all one has to do is take a look at what’s taught in denominational churches today to confirm this, hence they are “wise in Christ”.

If one can ever pick up the Apostle Paul’s sarcasm, it is in these verses.

If he is genuinely calling them wise, strong and honourable, why does he say:

14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

One can see this clearly today, people always think you want to shame them because they do feel shame when called out on their doctrine, but in effect it’s a warning.  But today they glory in their shame – in being wrong – because it makes waves (the wrong variety).

Paul, the Chief Steward of the mystery revealed to him by the ascended Christ, who should have been smug, elitist, had a lot of friends, a home and should’ve been everyone’s buddy, in reality was this:

13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

Why do saved people always try to garner the acceptance of both their peers and the world?  Because they conform, if they don’t “then there ‘s something wrong”.  They see safety in numbers and soundness in numbers – if the majority believe it, it must be right.   Like dead fish going with the flow.  If the majority agree on something – then it must be right.   Makes you wonder, if they were born in the Apostle Paul’s day – he didn’t have dozens of friends – “ooh, there must be something wrong with him”, he preached against Judaism, a performance based gospel and those conformed to the world, so one can only imagine that thousands today would’ve rejected him – even those in the Mid-Acts Dispensationalist Camp – i.e., the “wise”, the “honourable”, and the “strong”.

The Apostle Paul wasn’t a conformist, and yet you profess to follow him?

be thankful IN all things. be thankful for ALL things

Why?

Romans 8:18 ~ For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Apart from that –

Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

The end result of tribulation/suffering is developing patience.

The end result of patience is experience.  If we see the bad times through we will have gained patience and from that experience.

Experience – wisdom – wise.  Experience is what makes old people wise – well, it should, but sometimes I wonder about some old people who aren’t wise, but it’s purely due to the fact that they’re still charismatic Baptists holding to a “be thankful only in good times” theory, apart from that, they’re Romans 10:9ers – and on that wicket – I question their salvation.

Bad times – suffering – tribulation builds spines.  What doesn’t make you fat, makes you stronger.

The end result of experience is hope.  And in that hope is the end result of the meeting of the Lord Jesus Christ in the air.

Having hope doesn’t make us ashamed because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Hoy Ghost which is given to us.

Hope.

Romans 8:25 – But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it].

Titus 2:23 ~  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

That is our hope, that is what we wish for, it’s the very thing that doesn’t make us ashamed, it is what we should be wishing for, looking forward to : the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Joy in tribulations to garner patience, experience and hope – do not give up the good fight, do not stop running the race because things are bad – maintain the hope, look forward to meeting the Lord Jesus Christ in the air.

The Apostle Paul is talking about the suffering of the body of Christ on this earth and how most of us should be thankful in all things because it is purely a temporary situation, what we’re going through, experiencing on this earth is nothing in comparison to the glory that awaits us in heaven.

The Apostle Paul also says this –

1 Thessalonians 5:18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

IN EVERY THING  (two words) give thanks.  He doesn’t say be thankful for the good things you have.  He says IN EVERYTHING give thanks which means good times, bad times, crazy times, perilous times, evil times, the times when everything seems to be standing still – IN EVERYTHING.

Ephesians 5:20 – Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Again, FOR ALL THINGS – not only the good things.

But most of all –

Colossians 3:15-17 – And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

be thankful you have the peace of God – to be saved – very important, because it’s what He did for you.

Colossians 3:17 – And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Which means you cannot do anything in word or deed – all in the name of the Lord Jesus if it’s something evil or bad   Contrary to what some might think – some will raise glass after glass of wine/alcohol and get inebriated and do it in the name of the Lord Jesus – then give thanks to God……  that’s not good times or bad times, it’s self-inflicted ignorance/stupidity.

And for those who demand instantaneous respect :

Respect is earned.  If you want my respect, stop preaching Pentecostalism rightly divided because it makes you nothing other than a knucklehead.   Pentecostal Grace Believers are under the impression that they should only be grateful/thankful for the good things/sutyatuibs in their lives.

Do you have family?  Be thankful.

You don’t have family? Be thankful.

You have a car?  Be thankful.

You have to walk? Be thankful.

You have a job? Be thankful.

You don’t have a job? Be thankful

You have a husband/wife.  Be thankful.

You don’t have a husband/wife. Be thankful.  (And I am 🙂 )

You don’t have food to eat?  Be thankful.

You do have food to eat? Be thankful.

In ALL things, for ALL things.

Why?

Because whatever you’re going through – it’s God’s will for your life – and it’s meant in the context that He is building you, making you stronger.  Not a weakling, pansy used to having or getting your own way or having materialistic possessions no-one else has, or being on a better footing (financially or in respect of family/friends) than someone else during your tenure on this planet which makes you smug and/or blessed.

Newsflash :

Members of the body of Christ are all already blessed : with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places – and for that I am thankful, not smug.

 

 

THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD WHICH IS BY FAITH

Philippians 3:9

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

When a person is saved by trusting the gospel of Christ, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, he/she is a new creature.

Why?

IN HIM (in Christ) we do not have our own righteousness.  When we believed the gospel, we automatically received His righteousness.

Our own righteousness (self-righteousness) is of the (Levitical & Mosaic) law, and since we aren’t under same today, it cannot, is unable to justify us in the eyes of God (Romans 6:14).

We receive His righteousness through the faith of Christ (which is Pauline doctrine, which in turn contains the gospel of Christ – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

Our righteousness is of God by FAITH.  It is imputed to us when we believe the Gospel.

Romans 4

22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;

24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

In this current dispensation, God declares people holy/righteous purely by faith, not by their own righteousness which is of the law, i.e., good works, change of lifestyle, nor is it by repenting of one’s sins – why?

Because Christ died for those sins, and when you trust the gospel of Christ (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), those sins are forgiven, so you have absolutely nothing to repent of.

Repenting of one’s sins shows rank unbelief in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His ressurection, it reflects that one did/do not trust fully what He did for you.

And for those who think I’m giving people a “license to sin” by saying that – please note that one’s spirit man is saved, the innerman, not one’s flesh, so if people blatantly continue to sin regardless of what they’ve learnt with respect to Pauline doctrine, they will be either get what they deserve, (a) during their tenure on this earth, or (b) at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

1 Timothy 5:24 Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

One’s flesh will however always sin – right until the end.  But what counts is how much you learn and are edified, in other words practising what you know and preach – what you said and did “yesterday” should not be what you will say and do “today” – it’s called spiritual growth, and this is what the “Behavioural Scientists”, otherwise known as the “Behavioural Police” don’t understand when dealing with  babes in Christ : babes in Christ don’t necessarily know how to behave like saved human beings – most of them only know how to behave like self-righteous religionists or atheists, and this is how self-righteousness is propagated, as in “if you’re tense, go offline, prayer and come back online”.

Romans 7

15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.

17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

The answer to online squabbles, arguments, childishness, inanity and bad doctrine is to remove yourself PERMANENTLY from these groups, forums and media, or alternately, remove the offender/s, but experience has taught me that the majority are offenders – so the answer is to remove oneself.

Facebook is for hereticks.   I only use Facebook to keep in touch with my son and my sister and a few friends and to basically to measure how far down the quagmire most Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalists have sunk.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

Genocide – There’s no other word for it

In case no-0ne has noticed, there’s a new millennial mindset that has emerged, people with white skin who hate themselves for being white skinned (self-hatred), it ties in with the theory that if a person is white they cannot suffer racism because they are privileged, in other words, “they have it all” – materialistically, that is.

Western civilisation is on its way out, in the times we are living in, it’s shameful to be western, white and privileged – in case you haven’t noticed. This is how diversification and the Orwellian mindset will eventually be achieved.  Everything which is western, which so happens to be white is being seen as a (privileged), an embarrasment, and along with it, christianity…..   Not that mainline denominationalism beliefs matter, but if one is not permitted to practise one’s beliefs or religion, you won’t be able to openly be a Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensationalist either, nor preach the Gospel for that matter.

Mainline, institutionalised, denominational christianity, which encompasses all those who follow Christ according to His earthly ministry to Israel in times past, sets out to change the mindset, to bring it into line with the Orwellian mindset of society, in short, herd mentality.  It preaches that society’s leaders are chosen of God and need to be obeyed, irrespective of beliefs and circumstances.

To think the South African President, Jacob Zuma is “born-again” – no thanks to Ray McCauley, Head Pastor and Founder and Rhema Bible Church. It means absolutely nothing.  Zilch.  Nada.  Niks spiritually, what it does mean in reality however, is that he is just another unsaved, religious person.

As you know (if you have read my blog), I’m not one for social causes, but I’m unable to grasp the mentality or mindset of people who judge others purely by the colour of their skin.    I judge people by their spiritual status – saved, unsaved or heretical.

Not many people are even aware of the current situation in South Africa.  White farmers and people are being tortured and murdered in the most horrendous ways, not to mention that they are being raped – both men and women.

White South Africans are unable to find jobs, go to universities because of the affirmative action quotas, so in effect, thousands who are able to, are emigrating.  There are thousands of white people, unemployed and starving white people, living in squatter camps.  The majority of whites in this country are descended from The Netherlands and France and have sought asylum in these countries, but France and The Netherlands are too busy taking in Jihadists to be bothered with their own people (in the flesh).  Ain’t that typical – because it doesn’t fit in with the diversification plan of the New World Order.

Julius Malema, leader of a political opposition party (EFF)  has stated that the honeymoon period for white people in South Africa is over.  He has an intense hatred for whites and has incited his followers to take any land they wish, land bought and owned by white people, that is.  He has stated that when he comes into power he’ll rule the country like Fidel Castro ruled Cuba.

I reiterate, there’s nothing that drives me more crazy/insane than ignorance and inanity.  Society has bred sheep, sheep who are unable to think for themselves, sheep who are unable to see what’s happening around them, sheep who are mostly hellbound because they cannot bring themselves to believe solely that it’s faith in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s Cross and His resurrection that can save their eternal souls.  Sheep who conform to almost every wish and whim of society and its leaders.

If you think those in power aren’t out to destroy western civilisation along with christianity, think again.  You thought communism/fascism/marxism was dead? It’s just rearing it’s ugly head in a different way, under a different guise.

This has 2 Timothy 3 written all over it and the remedy is Ephesians 6:10-18, or 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 depending on one’s spiritual status :

Incitement to genocide is a crime under the International Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, to which South Africa is a state-party.

The ANC government has promoted hate speech that constitutes “incitement to genocide.”  The President of the ANC Youth League, Julius Malema, revived the “Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer” hate song at ANC rallies, until it was declared to be hate speech by a South African judge, and Malema was enjoined from singing it.  For other reasons, Malema was later removed as ANCYL President.  His followers continue to sing the hate song, and the Deputy President of the ANCYL has called for “war,” against “white settlers.”

After the judge’s injunction to halt singing of the hate song, even the President of South Africa, ANC leader Jacob Zuma, himself, began to sing the “Shoot the Boer” song.  Since Zuma began to sing the hate song on 12 January 2012, murders of White farmers increased every month through April 2012, the last month for which there are confirmed figures.

There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced displacement and atrocities against White farmers and their families.  There is direct evidence of SA government incitement to genocide.

Forced displacement from their farms has inflicted on the Afrikaner ethnic group conditions of life calculated to bring about its complete or partial physical destruction, an act of genocide also prohibited by the Genocide Convention.

High-ranking ANC government officials who continuously refer to Whites as “settlers” and “colonialists of a special type” are using racial epithets in a campaign of state-sponsored dehumanization of the White population as a whole.  They sanction gang-organized hate crimes against Whites, with the goal of terrorizing Whites through fear of genocidal annihilation.

What is dehumanization?

The process of dehumanization has the effect of numbing and decommissioning the moral sentiments of the perpetrator group.  Polarization creates the “us vs. them” mentality, in SA the “Indigenous Black People” group versus the “White Settler Colonialist” group.

ANC leaders publicly incite followers using racial epithets.  By dehumanizing the White victim group, members of the perpetrator group exclude the victim group from their circle of moral obligation not to kill its members.  Dehumanization is the systematic, organized strategy of leaders to remove the inherent natural human restraints of people not to murder, rape, or torture other human beings.  Taking the life of a dehumanized person becomes of no greater consequence than crushing an insect, slaughtering an animal, or killing a pest.

The ANC denies its genocidal intentions.  But the South African Communist Party is more open about its plan to drive Whites out of South Africa. Gugile Nkwinti, South Africa’s Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform has declared that all “colonial struggles are about two things: ‘repossession of the land and the centrality of the indigenous population.’” Mister Nkwinti is confirming the goals of the South African Communist Party’s New Democratic Revolution (NDR) and stating that the colonial struggle is not yet over in post-1994 South Africa.  He is saying that Whites are unwelcome “settler colonialists” with no role to play in South Africa’s future.

The Transvaal Agricultural Union, Freedom Front, Democratic Alliance, IFP, Afriforum and numerous other organizations have on a regular basis called for the South African Government to declare farm murders and rural policing a South African government priority.   The President, who should be the guardian of the constitutional rights of all the people, has deliberately ignored these calls for action.

Former President F. W. De Klerk, on 25 July 2012 during the De Klerk Foundation’s Crossroads conference correctly accused the current generation of ANC leaders of cynically manipulating racial sensitivities for political ends.  In our analysis, the current ANC leadership also publicly uses incitement to genocide with the long-term goal of forcibly driving out or annihilating the White population from South Africa.

This report has explained the rationale for the deliberate inaction of South African government functionaries to prevent, prosecute, or stop the murders of Afrikaner farmers.  As a group, Afrikaner farmers stand in the way of the South African Communist Party’s goal to implement their Marxist/Leninist/Stalinist New Democratic Revolution and specifically the confiscation of all rural land belonging to White Afrikaner farmers.

Genocide Watch is moving South Africa back to Stage 6, the Preparation stage in the genocidal process.

Copyright 2012 Leon Parkin & Dr. Gregory H. Stanton

Put Christ back into ChristMASS?

Does anyone know what Mass means according to Catholic tradition?

Black mass.  Does anyone out there research these things, or do they fall in line with the herd and believe anything/everything that is “thrown their way”?

Why put Christ back into MASS if He wasn’t there in the first place?

Ignorance.

Unbelief.

Inanity.

Negligence.

Childishness.

Couldn’t be bothered to research the truth.

Christ wasn’t born in December.

Nor do we celebrate His birth for that matter.

Why?

Because logic tells me His birth was for Israel, to become their Messiah (King), to be King of the (earthly) millennial Kingdom.  The promised Kingdom to Israel.  For Israel to repent of her apostasy and accept Him as Messiah and bring in the earthly kingdom as promised to them in the Old Covenant.

Are you Israel?

No.

So where are you in the Bible then?

Have you researched/studied these things?