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.

 

 

 

 

 

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TO MAKE ALL MEN SEE…

How does one make a person see the revelation of the mystery, who despises the word “doctrine” and associates it with Marxism or Communism? Especially in lieu of the fact that the Apostle Paul tells us to adorn the doctrine given to him by the ascended Christ, in all things?

How does one make a person see that being a good person won’t get them into heaven, and that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God? People who boast of their own good works for salvation are under the impression that they will soon reach perfection.

How does one make a person see who believes that God still heals peoples’ rotten flesh today, yet consult doctors regarding their own physical or mental ailments? Yet they are unable to see their own contradiction.

How does one make a person see that one’s (corrupt, evil, sinful) thoughts do not lead to one getting diseases and sicknesses, but rather the reason for same is that we live in a sin cursed world, in sin cursed bodies? After all, we are fallen creatures in need of a Saviour, not flesh renewing apostate preachers.

How does one make a person see that God isn’t punishing or judging people today for their sins, but rather that He is pouring out His unmerited favour on mankind, and that it is there for the taking by anyone who believes in Christ’s debt payment for their sins, and that men are responsible for their own shortcomings and failures because they reap in the flesh what they have sown in the flesh?

How does one make a person see who enjoys being entertained in a so-called Church Assembly each Sunday morning? Laughing, easy-going, friendly preachers who do not preach the negativity of being lost and hell-bound for eternity. Paul doesn’t call them Satan’s ministers of RIGHTEOUSNESS for nothing.

How does one make a person see who thinks the Head Pastor of a so-called Church Assembly is untouchable with respect to what he believes and preaches? They draw doctrine from Israel’s Old Covenant to back up their theory of not criticizing or questioning God’s anointed, i.e., the Pastors who liken themselves to Israel’s priests and rabbis in times past.

How does one make a person see who is under the impression that giving to a so-called Church Assembly is the correct thing to do and in so doing one will be financially blessed and protected? So why are they themselves still struggling financially after tithing every Sunday?

How does one make a person see the revelation of the mystery who believes solidly in Psalm 91 for their daily protection? “Ten thousand will fall by your side”. Not likely. It’s more likely that if and when you do encounter one other person with a weapon and you so happen to be empty handed, the outcome will be obvious, need I say more?  Psalm 91, one of Israel’s covenant promises ain’t gonna help ya one iota.

How does one make a person see who is ensconded in Pentecostal euphemisms and judgments like labeling those “bitter” who disagree with their line of thinking and believe it’s not about “legalistic doctrine”, but rather that “it’s about love, holding hands and agreeing with one another” with regard to Bible blending, ignoring or being ignorant with respect to dispensational boundaries and lumping it altogether to form a “happy club” where everyone agrees with one another.

How does one make a person see who upholds a perverted Bible version? After all, perverted Bible perversions dumb down right division, not to mention Christ’s deity, and more often than not these same people profess that middle English is difficult to understand, hence their reason for not acquiring, reading and believing the KJB.

How does one make a person see who thinks attending a so-called Church Assembly every Sunday morning makes them stronger, holy and more spiritual and by the time Sunday afternoon arrives, all holiness and spirituality have conveniently flown out the window because reality has sunk in? These people attend church to obtain their weekly or bi-weekly “Holy Spirit” boost because they run out of “Holy Spirit” rather quickly and need to be refueled quite often so as not to lose their good and happy feelings or even their salvation.

How does one make a person see who thinks that one’s thoughts actually make one the person one is regardless of one’s upbringing and inherent personality traits one is born with? “You are what you think”, as opposed to: you are what you believe. You are a member of the body of Christ, complete, saved and sealed because of what you believe.

You are not a member of the body of Christ because you think you are one because you attend a local Assembly once a week and repent of your sins.

The Apostle Paul is correct. Unsaved men and women are unable to discern spiritual things. Explaining Right Division and Israel’s fall and the raising up of the Apostle Paul by the ascended Christ as a chosen vessel to preach salvation to kings, Gentiles and Jews whose doctrine is mutually exclusive to that of the doctrine given to the twelve, or even to that preached by Christ during His earthly ministry is anathema to them because they think the Apostle Paul’s doctrine emphasizes that of the twelve. “He’s just the 13th guy who was chosen to make it all look pretty” because he talks about love in 1 Corinthians 13 and grace throughout his epistles.

They think you’re the one who is stir crazy, belong to a cult and take pity on you because (a) you do not believe in miracles, (b) you do not believe in interesting stuff like prophecies, Bible codes, God raining down His judgment on nations, or (c) we’re living in the end times, so the Antichrist must already be born and he’s one of the leaders of the Gentile European Union which has absolutely nothing to do with Israel’s prophetic program, but rather everything to do with Atheistic, liberal, self-destructing, political correctness.  (The EU, that is).

Their mantra is most likely to be: “You don’t believe in water baptism? But most churches out there baptize with water”, therefore they are right because they’re in the majority and believe the same thing, which must make you wrong, sorry for you, mate, and all their ministers have attended Bible college and you have not, therefore your doctrine puffs you up, whereas their Bible College education makes them humble.  Read : seducers.

This is why one needs to preach the gospel to these people first and foremost. Unsaved men and women do not have a clue as to what 2 Timothy 2:15 means even when you give them Ephesians 1:13 and Galatians 2:7-9, especially when they have a Bible perversion which dumbs down right division. 2 Timothy 2:15 in Bible perversions state to correctly handle the Word of God, which in essence to them means, to continually wipe the dust off it, Not to throw it around, treating it with respect, not sitting on it and definitely not standing on it, and keeping it in a safe place where it cannot be damaged or be used as a door stopper.

Things become even more difficult when unsaved pew warmers have not read the Bible themselves but simply believe what is preached to them from the pulpit and swallow it hook, line and sinker Sunday after Sunday without question, and if they do read the Bible it’s by way of proof-texting to prove their mixed up doctrine. You can make the Bible confirm anything you believe, hence the reason there are so many denominations because “it says so in the Bible”.

One of the worst things a saved Mid-Acts Pauline Right Dividing Dispensationalist can experience during his or her tenure on this earth is having to experience either the death of an unsaved loved one, or knowing that some, if not all of one’s family, not to mention most men will reject the gospel outright in favour of New Age or vain philisophy preached from the pulpits of either mainline, institutionalised denominationalism or other religions, not to mention that some are Atheists.

 

 

 

 

ORDER

It would be so much easier if one’s Bible was divided correctly and in the order God intended: Times past, but now and times to come, instead of the way it’s currently divided, namely into the Old Testament and the New Testament. Makes one wonder if more people would see the fellowship of the mystery if this were the case, realising that Paul’s thirteen epistles aren’t part of Israel’s New Covenant.

Also putting the book of Acts in its proper perspective, namely the transitional book which it rightly is, the bridge or cross-over from law to grace, transitioning from Israel’s prophetic program where the twelve apostles preached the law-based Kingdom Gospel of enduring to the end, to Paul’s grace gospel of faith alone in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection, namely the Dispensation of the Grace of God. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

Correctly arranging Paul’s thirteen epistles pertaining to the dispensation of Grace and the body of Christ which contain what he aptly calls “my gospel”. Paul’s thirteen epistles too transition from the sign gifts, namely prophesying, tongue talking and healing to God’s grace alone being sufficient for the believer in this current dispensation (1 Corinthians 13).

The transition from his pre-prison epistles where he refers and speaks to/about unbelievers as well as believers, transitioning to his prison and pastoral epistles where he speaks only to believers. His pre-prison epistles emphasise salvation = getting people saved, and his prison and pastoral epistles put the emphasis on the edification of saints.
Then inserting a division to what is correctly known as the actual New Testament given to Israel which is once again based on the Law, beginning with Hebrews and ending with the book of Revelation, depicting seven law-based Jewish synagogues which are refined in the fire like gold, having to endure to the end (works required for justification).

These divisions correctly discern between the three timelines in the Bible, namely, TIMES PAST (Israel’s Old Covenant, including the parts of Genesis referring to Adam & Even and Noah), as well as the current dispensation known as “BUT NOW” (which refers to the Apostle Paul’s thirteen epistles which are doctrine for this current dispensation we are living in – take note how many times Paul says, “but now”), and then TIMES TO COME (which is doctrine to Israel during the tribulation period and millennium which are future).

To most the only division in the Bible is between the Old and New Testament, hence the reason why some believe they need to turn to God and he will heal their land, whilst others fight a spiritual “Joshua” battle, or face their “Goliath” and in so doing tend to spiritualize scripture.

They don’t know whether to turn from their sins, repent and be baptised in water, ask God for mercy, beg for forgiveness, confess their sins, change their lifestyles or believe everything/anything preached from the various pulpits of mainline denominationalist “churches”. Neither are they sure whether to sprinkle, dip, immerse or dunk in a baptismal font, swimming pool or the river Jordan.

Most have never heard of the Judgment Seat of Christ, nor are they aware of the difference between salvation and service. Most aren’t even saved – they think service (doing good works) is what saves their souls.

When someone professes to be gaining a closer or higher level in their walk with God, run for the hills, as one cannot get any closer to God than being saved, period. Claiming to gain a “higher spiritual standing” is petrification rather than edification. Fossil assemblies where they are ignorant of God’s imputed righteousness and try and gain His acceptance through their own righteousness by works of the Law, yet Paul emphasizes the fact that we’re no longer under the law, but under grace.

Anything one does in the flesh to gain rightstanding or justification in the eyes of God takes away from Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross and His resurrection for one’s justification. The gospel has now become watered down to “accepting Christ as one’s Lord and Saviour” circumventing what He did for you as a sinner. Christ doesn’t need your acceptance of Him, He wants you to believe His debt payment for your sins in order to be saved for your own good.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock”, and below is a picture of a man with long hair and a flowing white robe knocking on a door like He desperately needs you to open and let Him in (rolls eyes), actually begging you to let Him in because He’s homeless and needs to sup with you. “Poor Jesus, let Him in, his heart is broken and very few want Him or accept Him” which is in complete contrast to how He is depicted in the book of Revelation – mighty, powerful, the King of kings and the Lord of lords excercising His vengeance on an unbelieving world in times to come.

And that is what happens when unsaved religionists try to understand or make head or tail of the Bible. It’s like putting the Bible in a blender then choosing one verse out of the thousands of verses it contains and applying it to yourself like the Bible is some magic book and God led you to choose that particular verse. But God is a God of order, and there’s a definite order in relation to understanding the Bible, (2 Timothy 2:15) in order to realise God’s will and purpose for your life, for every man’s life, to know what the gospel is which saves your soul, to know how God is dealing with people when and how and particularly today.

In this current dispensation God is pouring out His unmerited favour on mankind in contrast to punishing and judging men for their wrong-doing or sin. Getting sick isn’t punishment, being destitute isn’t being punished, nor is being poor. Dying and not being saved is punishment.

Unsaved people have a tendency to be obsessed with their flesh, with the outerman. They want to heal and adorn their flesh which makes them feel good, and when they feel good about themselves (in the flesh) they automatically feel saved and blessed. No “negativity”. This is the reason why most people do not believe the gospel because firstly it puts them in a negative light, i.e., that they are sinners as opposed to being “good people”, and secondly Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross is gory and negative in their eyes.

Compare Pauline Christianity to the various religions of the world. Most, if not all religions make YOU feel good about yourself because they do not judge you to be totally depraved, on the contrary they tend to see “the good in all men” and put the emphasis on this instead. “Good men and women who come to God” instead of “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”.

The basic error of a works/performance based programme which all religions adhere to and fail to comprehend is this: If they can or are able to save themselves through/by good works then Christ needn’t have been crucified, nor would it have been necessary for him to have risen from the dead.

Religions hand out probation instead of salvation, and that includes mainline, institutionalised denominationalism.

Probation is based on self-reliance which is opposed to God-given salvation, a gift which is to be received and seals the believer.  Christ didn’t die on the cross in order for us to perform, He died in order for us to have peace, knowing we are saved.

 

 

 

 

Proverbs 14:12

 

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

In this current dispensation the way which seems right unto Man is religion in every shape and form, including mainline, institutionalised denominationalist Christianity, why?

Because all religioniststs rely on their good works to gain entry into heaven.  They try to follow Christ according to His earthly ministry and their main aim is to eventually be like Him, failing which, they beg for His mercy because they claim not to be perfect…. their doctrine or belief system is totally contradictory : Aim to be perfect – fail – beg for mercy, realise they can never obtain perfection/nirvana = lack of faith in Christ’s finished work on Calvary Cross & His resurrection for their salvation.

The end (result) of holding to this belief is the way of death, why?

For the sole reason that He, the Lord Jesus Christ did it ALL.  He died for your sins.  He was buried.   And He rose again on the third day.  Since He did it all, is there anything one can do to save oneself from God’s wrath, from eternal fire, from eternal suffering?

All means all.  If something is complete, can one still add to it to make it more complete?

Nevertheless, it’s strange how some tie themselves up with works in order to be pleasing to God after they have been saved (which, by the way is debatable).

Romans 12:1 ~ I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

The Apostle Paul refers to it as SERVICE, not salvation, and he describes it as REASONABLE, whereas mainline denominationalism would be unreasonable in stating that if you do not present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, you are either unsaved or have lost your salvation.

What type of God would have His Son die on the cross for our sins, only to make us work or change our way of living in order to be saved?  If we are to work to gain salvation, and continue to work in order to maintain it, why did the Lord Jesus Christ actually die on Calvary’s Cross?  Was it not for our sins?  Wasn’t His finished work on Calvary’s cross a once-off transaction?

Done.  Finished.  Complete.

Some people have a field day about GRACE, but most do not have a cooking clue what it means.   They adorn men, they adorn themselves, they adorn their own words, they adorn their behaviour, they adorn falsities, but they do not adorn the doctrine of the ascended Christ handed to the Apostle Paul.

Titus 2:10 ~ Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

It’s pointless being a nice, kumbayah singing, hand-holding, back patting respecter of persons if you do not adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in ALL THINGS.

ALL THINGS.

Not some things.

 

 

 

 

I wrote this in 2011, thought I’d share it here: THE TRAITS OF A RELIGIOUS BIBLE BLENDER

You can study your Bible (and it goes without saying that the only Bible in existence is an Authorised King James Bible) until the cows come home, and you can have historical Bible knowledge, but if you don’t know how to put 2 Timothy 2:15 into effect/to work and know how to rightly divide the Word of Truth, which is the Gospel of your salvation, (Ephesians 1:13), you shall and will remain in scriptural/spiritual ignorance and be a bible blender until you come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4;  2 Timothy 3:7.

TRAITS OF A RELIGIOUS BIBLE BLENDER:

*Believes salvation is though faith in God/Christ throughout the Bible (one gospel/the same gospel)

*Personally own or take the promises God gave to Israel in times past/times to come for themselves, or apply the book of Genesis to themselves, especially doctrine pertaining to Adam & Eve and Noah who weren’t Hebrews (Jews), but in their confusion they see Adam & Eve and Noah as being Jews who fall under Israel’s Covenant promises.  In short :  they put everyone under Covenant theology from Genesis right through to the Book of Revelation.

*Cannot discern between Israel and the church, the Body of Christ, the One NEW man.  Anything that is new didn’t exist before it was created <~~~ common sense & logic.

*Cannot discern who God is speaking to in the Old Testament (times past – Genesis to John), neither in Paul’s epistles, not to mention in times to come (Hebrews to Revelation, which is Tribulation doctrine for the Little Flock which is true/believing Israel).

*Cannot discern the differences between Pauline doctrine and Hebrew doctrine.  Romans to Philemon versus Hebrews to Revelation; or Romans to Philemon versus Genesis to John, nor can they discern that Adam & Eve and Noah weren’t Hebrews and weren’t under the Covenant God made with Abraham which was future to Adam & Eve and Noah.  There’s a dispensational change between Noah and Abraham, but God’s principles and character remain in tact, remain the same :  He loves righteousness; He is righteous; He wants people to be saved; He is merciful.

*Believe that God works the same way with people throughout the ages, i.e., Israel Old Covenant, Paul’s epistles, as well as the Hebrew epistles.  Same gospel in effect, even in hindsight when looking back in time, they believe Israel during Old Covenant times had a Christ based salvation because of the Old Testament prophecies, some of  which came to fruition at a later time (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John).

*Preterists believe the wrath of God already happened in AD 70 because (a) they aren’t saved; and (b) they cannot rightly divide the word of truth.  1 Corinthians 2:14;

*Amillenialists believe that Christians can assist in bringing about the Millennium Kingdom on this earth during their tenure on this earth.  Only God Himself can bring in the Millennial Kingdom on this earth:  Luke 20:43; Psalm 110:1; Mark 12:36; Matthew 22:44

*Post Tribbers believe that the rapture (the catching away of the Saints)  will occur after the time of Jacob’s Trouble and put the body of Christ in the period of God’s wrath. 1 Thessalonians 5:9.

*Mid Tribbers believe the rapture will occur midway through Jacob’s Trouble and put the body of Christ mid-way through the Tribulation period. (The catching away will occur at the mid-point of the Tribulation).

*Cannot discern nor explain the “contradictions” or differences in the Bible due to dispensational changes, or the different ways God deals with people at different times.  Whereas He called Abram out of Ur, saved Him, renamed Him Abraham and gave Him a promise, today God isn’t calling any one person out of any country and telling them to go elsewhere or promising to turn their descendants into a great nation.  Today He wants us to believe the Gospel of Christ in order to be saved and our promise is different:  All spiritual blessings in heavenly places.  Ephesians 1:3.  Whereas Abraham and His descendants had an earthly promise or promises, we, the body of Christ, the One New Man have heavenly promises.   Their earthly inheritance vs our heavenly inheritance.

*ALL denominations are as a result of bible blending – Catholics, Baptists, Bush Baptists, half-baked Baptists, Out of Church Assemblies, Pentecostals, Methodists, Anglicans, Church of Christ etc, etc, etc, etc.  Why?  Because they don’t know where they are in the Bible, they don’t know the Word of Truth, the Gospel that saves their eternal souls today. Men with corrupt minds, ever learning (Bible stories and occurrences like the flood happened, the wall of Jericho, etc)and never coming to the knowledge of the truth.  2 Timothy 3:7.  Some think that being able to name all of Methuselah’s sons is Bible knowledge or studying the Bible.  It makes them feel good, especially when you’re groveling and don’t even know who the guy is to begin with. (Kidding).

*Replacement theology states the church, the body of Christ, the One New Man has replaced Israel with respect to God’s favour, that there is no way they (Israel)  can return to the fold and be reconciled to God, not in future, not ever.  But the Book of Revelation states otherwise, it speaks to seven Hebrew churches, seven Christ-based Hebrew Churches whose theology/doctrine is performance based.  Faith plus works.  Read the book of Hebrews.

*Vegetarians, especially those involved in cults or caught up in the Holiness Movement believe they/we are rightfully vegetarians because they say, since Adam & Eve were first and hold precedence, (??) and because they were Herbivores, it over-rides the fact that God gave Noah permission to eat meat after the flood, also the fact that we today can eat anything we choose because we “came after Adam & Eve” whose diet has precedence when it comes to the food chain.

*Kosher eating adherents :  Profess that a Kosher diet is God’s will for one’s life and that eating non-kosher food/animals is displeasing to God, and that it is a sin.  Same people fail to adhere to the Levitical commandments concerning the wearing of fabrics, which amounts to nothing other than hypocrisy.

*Law keepers (thinking that one needs to maintain one’s salvation by upholding the 10 commandments) and ignore the other 603 commandments of the Levitical Law.  Hypocrisy.

*Continual repentance – not realising their sins were actually forgiven 2000 years ago on the cross when Christ died for their SINS and rose from the dead,  and in fact all they need to do right now is believe it for their salvation.  Nowhere in the Bible does it state one must repent OF ONE’S SINS.   It mentions repentance,yes, as in turning away from one’s unbelief to belief.  It rather states that in times to come and in times past, people had to/have to confess their sins and place them either on an animal (times past) – a burnt sacrifice, and in future they will confess their sins to the ultimate sacrifice, i.e., the Lord Jesus Christ who is Israel’s perfect Lamb without spot or blemish.  Continual confession – enduring to the end is what will save believers in times to come.

*Lordship salvation – believing one has to make the Lord Jesus Christ the Lord over your life in order to be (eventually) saved, which amounts to nothing other than a performance based gospel because you are working to please Him in order for Him to save you whereas Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us we are saved without works; and 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 tells us what to believe in order to be saved.  Romans 10:9 is part of Israel’s Kingdom Gospel.  It’s confessing with one’s mouth (a work) that He is the son of God (which all of unbelieving Israel do not believe – as we can see in Matthew, Mark, Luke & John, hence the reason they crucified Him).  Paul is talking to Jews in Romans 9, 10 & 11.

This must be the worst deceiver of all

Personally, I am convinced that the worst kind of deceiver one can encounter or have the displeaure of meeting is a  person who “flies” under the banner of Mid-Acts Pauline Dispenstionalism, yet holds to born-again doctrine, and obviously denominationalism, and professes to be living a Christ-like life because he/she is on a total “plaak” (high) caused by religion and emotions.

They are one of the worst kinds to “get through to” concerning Pauline Mid-Acts Dispensational, Biblical truth because of the constant “high” they’re on.  They are the type who let their feelings and emotions judge their salvation and spiritual life, hence feeling good and “do-goody” attitude equates to being saved and living in another dimension.  One can only wonder where that dimension is because they’re currently living on this planet and their higher calling is to preach the gospel and see saints edified, so I’m not sure how they do that when they’re way yonder in cloud cuckoo land.  Beats me.

One’s feelings, emotions and “do-goody” attitude has absolutely nothing to do with whether one is saved or a good person, on the contrary, it has EVERYTHING to do with what Christ did for you and whether you have faith in His finished work on Calvary’s cross and resurrection alone.

When a so-called Mid-Acts Pauline Dispensatinalist posts denominational church garbage, professes to be a “Berean” or likens himself/herself to a Berean, it’s utterly barfable, but then again, some people have absolutely zero principles, they’d do anything for peace and a partner in life.

Enough said,.

Actually no :

I’d like to add that I find it all terribly shallow and sickening.

And that’s me being honest, so if you cannot handle it – stay off my blog.

The Apostle Paul said : “Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.”   Titus 2:10

Good fidelity – being faithful equates to adorning the doctrine of God our Saviour, Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery revealed to the Apostle Paul.

2 Timothy 2:15. (Authorised King James Bible)

The moral of the story is – I don’t identify with…

When all is said and done, I do not belong to any group of people as such, except to the body of Christ, and then I still practise “discrimination” when it comes to this – based purely on doctrinal beliefs.

I’m not sure if anyone else can commiserate, who out there is in the same boat so to speak, where they “feel” (for want of a better word)  or have any ties to this world or any group of people, except as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

I don’t see myself as a white person who believes I am specially chosen and that I can still make covenants/vows with God, I do not see myself as one of the sheep who celebrate pagan holy days or festivals – whatever they may be, because I don’t, so I don’t fit in – that’s exactly what is it – I’m a square peg in a round hole in this world.

I don’t go to pubs, bars, clubs, rock concerts, and lately watching movies bother my conscience like you cannot believe- the blasphemy contained in these things is gobsmacking and make me very uncomfortable, not to mention most novels, probably that is the reason why I only read  non-fictional books because there is no blasphemy contained in them, only warped worldviews, which I know are wrong – and it’s not a bad thing to research and know what others are saying or what they believe.  <~~~~  I’m stalking their books (wink).

Talking or socialising with unsaved people (except for preaching the gospel to them and informing them of the mystery revealed to the Apostle Paul by the ascended Christ) is extremely BORING because they are one-dimensional, simple-minded, have herd mentality and wear rose-tinted glasses whereby they are “positive” and are under the impression “alles sal regkom, maaitjie”, that is, “everything will eventually come right in this world of ours, pal”.

I’m under the impression that inanity and simple-mindedness by the way of corny videos and stupid jokes (which are continuously repeated) are what make people in general “roll” these days.  Laugh and everything will be alrighty-o.   That’s pretty simple-minded to me.

I’m not anti-joke or anti-funny videos – I’m just anti stupidity and ignorance.  At some point in time one has to think and discuss the end of or winter of one’s life to gain perspective because – it is important.

Why do people always avoid controversial and important issues in this life like death? After all, it is inevitable.  It’s not like you’re in your 20s or 30s and you are guaranteed not to die.  Even young people die.

When people end their lives voluntarily or by suicide I cringe as they do not know what awaits them on the other side – it’s not the solution, it’s an eternal problem, literally.

From what I can see, quaffing alcohol and being in a state of inebriatedness (if there is such a word), okay, drunkenness, lessens the blow of reality – no-one likes to judge themselves, nor do they like or want to be judged by others, no-one wants to be called a depraved sinner – it makes them look and feel uncomfortable/bad.  It upsets them.  After all, people are good at heart.

Tell people you don’t celebrate the silly season and they either (a) feel tremendously sorry for you, or (b) think you’re a Jew who doesn’t believe in Christ <~~~ their rendition of faith in Christ which is normally a denominational one, and both renditions make me cringe outright.