Good and Evil have now become Evil and Good
Why we need Jesus the Christ
It is now July in the year of our Lord 2016. I understand that during this month, to be specific on July 29th, 2016 the world will once again come to an end. This will be tomorrow. So with that said I wish to simply just say GOODBYE.
I am going to say, and without apology, that the so-called Body of Christ or the Church contains many if not a 50/50 split or quite possibly a slight majority of people who are in fact insane. Many of these are people who make a nice living from preying on the gullible while calling themselves educated and learned people, or prophets, more like profits if you ask me. There are many conspiracy theories going on out there, some are so totally insane it boggles the mind and yet intelligent or seemingly intelligent people are falling into them.
Even the arguments used to support some of these conspiracies are mind boggling and also borderline if not full blown insanity. The so-called Body of Christ is full of many divisions and each division has its own understanding or interpretation of Holy Writ and one speaks out against another at times with vile hatred and each in turn will support one another in other areas and times because of a worse mutual vile hatred of another. This so-called body of Christ contains war mongers and pacifists, those who believe that all are saved no matter what and love everyone no matter what and those who are so selective that they actually hate anyone who is not with or of them as anti-Christ and have no issue in killing them.
What is truly amazing is the fact that all of these opposites claim to be reading the same Bible. How is this even possible? Well the people whether secular or religious are so dumbed-down that they in fact can barely comprehend what they read and are led easily by the self proclaimed elite while being fleeced on a daily basis. The people jump from one philosophy or another and one conspiracy or another with simply a change in the wind practically. No one is grounded in the truth any longer because truth is relevant; what is true for me may not be true for you. This is of course a step into insanity. Truth is truth and nothing else is truth, period. Man has reduced himself from the ultimate of creation to nothing more than an elite animal simply based on the fact that he can think and other animals cannot. Pleasure is the only thing worth living for. Without pleasure what else is there? Whatever gives us pleasure is all that matters.
Why it’s even in the Declaration of Independence for the United States isn’t it? We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Well there it is right? So what pursuits of happiness are you chasing? Does having sex with your nine year old son or daughter make you happy? How about with your neighbor’s son or daughter or maybe your neighbor’s wife or husband? Does that make you happy? Maybe same sex is your happiness or possibly you prefer your dog. Why have the headache of any type of partner and simply pursue yourself? Oh I know why don’t we grab a few friends, go downtown and burn down some buildings, rape a few people, steal whatever we can carry and if we’re lucky we can find an eighty year old woman that we can kill and steal the pennies out of her purse.
This is the insanity of today’s pursuit of happiness. This is a far cry from a paradise on earth isn’t it? Well not for these people in the above paragraph it isn’t. You know that many of these people call themselves Christian right? How many in the entertainment industry call themselves Christian while engaging in the worldly pursuit of extreme vanity, adulation, and idolization of themselves and others? Don’t judge you say? What about discernment? Do we discern what is right and wrong and shun the wrong? Or do we indulge in the wrong so that we cannot be accused of judging?
So what is Christian? Let’s take a look;
We/I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light; true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and became man. And He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried. And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; whose Kingdom shall have no end.
And [we/I believe] in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father; who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. In one Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
What is this about? Almighty God created all that is seen and unseen. Man, the ultimate creation, listened to the Devil and believed that he would be like God by doing specifically what he was told not to do. By doing this man allowed the Devil to take control of the world, he could not have done it had not man allowed him in. This not only corrupted all of the earth and man; but brought death, sin, and decay into creation. Since man brought it in, it would have to be man who got rid of it, but how? Man is now corrupted and weak. Almighty God who created through His Word in saying; let there be light and so there was light, placed this same Word into the womb of a virgin, a young woman handpicked by Almighty God Himself to bear His Only Begotten Son, through the virgin by the power of God’s Holy Spirit.
God and man are now united in our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. Man now has the opportunity to reunite with his Creator through Jesus the Christ because in Him is the unity of God and man. But what about this sin and death? This sin and death were brought into the world through the flesh and through the flesh it had to be destroyed, Jesus the Christ by living a sinless life in the flesh defeated sin in the flesh. By dying on the cross in the flesh and rising again on the third day in the flesh defeated death in the flesh. So sin and death came into the world by the flesh and is defeated in the world by the flesh and by believing on Him, Jesus the Christ as Lord and Savior, as God the Word in the flesh, we can have salvation through Him because we are united to Him by faith, by believing, and by the Grace of Almighty God we may be saved in this manner. By being God and man Jesus the Christ is our High Priest before God, He is our mediator and He is the only one who is both God and man and therefore the only way to the Father and eternal salvation.
Jesus said that if we loved Him we would keep His commandments, what are His commandments? You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
These things written above are Christian, Jesus also said that if we do not love our brother who we can see how can we love God who we cannot see? Jesus also said to pray for your enemies, how many so-called Christians pray for the other Christians whom they attack with vile hatred? How many truly pray from the heart for their alleged enemy in Christ?
Do these things Christian, say that I am to be a pacifist? By no means, Jesus said that He was the Fulfillment of the Law. All who believe on Jesus are Israel, the true Israel are those who believe on Jesus as the Christ. In the law if a man broke into another man’s house and was caught but struggled and was killed in the struggle then his blood was not on the hands of the man whose house he had broken into. Defense of self and family as well as neighbor or any defenseless one is permissible. Many attempt to use the sword that Peter drew as another example of pacifism but I tell you this; unless Peter was a great sorcerer, he was carrying that sword all along, he did not produce it out of thin air. Nowhere in scripture do we see Jesus telling Peter to leave the sword behind.
When Peter drew the sword to prevent the capture of Jesus he was attempting to prevent the whole plan of redemption, he was told to put the sword away, Jesus told him that this was the reason that he was here in the first place. Jesus did not tell Peter to get rid of the sword and never carry it again. No, in fact Jesus told the disciples at one point that whoever did not have money, to sell his coat and buy a sword. Pacifists can make any excuse they want out of these verses and the whole of scripture to promote the concept of standing by while people are being raped and slaughtered but they do not hold water, pray for your enemies, if you can escape then flee to another city, if you can fight and save the people and keep them free then do so. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. If the fight will only get more people slaughtered and enslaved deeper, than yield, use common sense and a lot of prayer before doing anything.
Pray about these things, the world is changing rapidly. What is next we do not know, twelve men set out and changed the world, what can we today do if we have the truth?
Peace to you through our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.
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