Is it a happy 4th of July?

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While America celebrates the 4th of July let us remember those who fought for our independence.

We could think of reasons why America makes us unhappy.. it seems everyone want’s a piece of the pie.. Open borders, unfettered abortion rights, universal basic income, reparations, and more recognition of the LGBTQ community. This is only one side of the coin, the list could be endless when describing what everyone wants..

There was a time when America was united,despite differences in opinion. Citizens joined together in some very desperate times to survive and remain free.. Society today is teaching us to fight each other if our views collide..

Traditional family values founded much of America and should not be filed under bigotry.. Just as Congress changed and shaped the very flag we fly in honor, society seeks to change and shape our values to fit their utopia.

God was once welcome in every facet of society and helped shape laws and values. Today God is welcome behind the doors of a church, or in humanitarian aid with stipulations. This God that is being pushed out teaches us to love, reason, and forgive.. We can see how society fairs without Him..

So in reality can everyone get what they want? No, we all have conflicting desires and can not coexist as the bumper sticker suggests. We can make an effort to care for one another while we dispute our differences civilly.   ~Micah 6:8

 

When was Jesus born?

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I will always remember gathering with my grandparents for Christmas. My grandmother would bake a cake, and we would sing happy birthday to Jesus.

It was not until I was much older that I realized Jesus was not born on Christmas day. Mary and Joseph did not leave a birth certificate for us to discover, but the Bible does hold some clues.

Roman Emperor Aurelan set the date for winter solstice December 25th, this is a pagan holiday to worship the sun god Sol. Christians were allowed to celebrate what we now call Christmas, to worship Jesus instead. It was also on this date in 168 BC, Antiochus defiled the Temple, offering a pig to Zeus on the altar of God. I often wondered why Christians did not choose another date to celebrate, since there is paganism mixed into Christmas traditions. One positive note is that Christians do leave CHRIST in Christmas.

We should celebrate the birth of Jesus every day, but I thought it would be interesting to know when He could have been born. {Luke 1:13}Zacharias and Elizabeth conceived in their old age. {Luke 1:26-27,31} We know that Elizabeth was with child before the angel appeared before Mary. {Luke 1:36} We know that John was six months older than his cousin Jesus.{Luke 1:9} Zacharias served in the Temple on Pentecost when the angel appeared to him. It is believed by Jewish historians that John was conceived in the Biblical month of Sivan. This being early June on the Gregorian calendar, placing his birth late March 03 BC.{ Luke 1:26-58} When the Spirit of God overshadowed the virgin Mary it was six months after John was conceived, placing the Holy Conception around late November, early December on the Gregorian calendar. Going by the Biblical calendar and Fall feasts, Jesus was born during the Fall harvest in September.

{Genesis 1:4} We can also glean from the stars that God placed in the heavens for signs and seasons.{Matthew 2} The magi were searching for the star that would locate the king of the Jews.There is a star that appeared in the evening, just as the Fall Feast began, and it bears a startling resemblance to the sign John foretold.

{Revelation 12:1-5} John describes a woman giving birth to a son who will rule the nations! September 11, during the Feast of Trumpets in the year 3 BC, Leo began to merge with Jupiter,they would rise together as one. That evening just before the Feast began, Venus in Virgo was clothed in the sun with the new moon under her feet. Was the Messiah born September 12th, just as the the moon was at the feet of Virgo? Did Jupiter rise forming the Star of Bethlehem just before dawn to announce the King of the Jews had been born?.

God forbids use of astrology, I do not follow horoscopes or birth signs. The Babylonians created horoscopes and the use of astrology to predict the future. The magi and the prophet Daniel studied the constellation of the stars for signs and seasons. Although the exact date that Jesus was born is not of real importance. Believing in the One who was born to take away the sins of the world, is of the utmost. There is to much proof to deny Him, and delaying the question if He exists can prove futile. Many good men and woman have died unexpectedly within seconds.. with no time to consider life after death.

If you are wondering if God exists.. or if this virgin birth is just a well arranged myth.. please take the time to research and discover for yourself if it is true.

If you celebrate Christmas, as they say in India happy happy Christmas to you” 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Danger Of Hyper-Grace

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I do not have a degree in Biblical studies, but can regognise twisted scripture. What I have been learning about churches grieves my spirit, and so I believe that is enough to say many have fallen away, and some never were..  A Florida church has lost its tax-exempt status, for using the guise of “church” to run an adult club. Operating a seven-day-a-week party called Amnesia, charging a $20 donation at the door.[1] I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. There are many who would say I shouldn’t judge.. So I will ask for the liberty to call it righteous anger.. These are not His sheep!

Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Matthew 7:21

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In Virginia,there is the Naked Church,[2] were all the members sit and listen to the naked pastor preach.This is not the same as “being naked before the Lord”!

At the Hooters Church all the members eat, drink, and be merry. when the pastor was questioned about the ethics of this practice, he replied “there is a three beer limit”.. He is encouraging self-control..

And the ” Song of Solomon Church” where the pastor arranges all his teachings around one book in the Bible, and sexuality.. the sermons, and instructions are all aimed at better sex in your marriage. They are teaching a good marriage is about unbridled sex. It attracts many listeners, but I feel God would want your marriage bed to be kept in secret.

And we have the “Swingers Church”[3] where willing members meet, and before the sermon, they watch pornographic videos and swap wives.. Do they realize the church of satan holds the same activities? When asked “how can you do this” the pastor replied, “we are not under the law, we are under grace”!

 

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Hyper-grace teaches that all sin, including future sins, have already been forgiven, so there is no need for a believer to ever confess it. They also believe the teaching of Christ and the Commandments, were only meant for the Jews, and we are under a new covenant. John 14:15-31  tells a believer that if we love Him.. we will not take His teachings lightly.. I have never read a word in the Bible that voids the Commandments while the earth remains. To teach a congregation that we do not have any sin to confess is very dangerous, in fact we are told to examine our hearts in Matthew 15:8.  Grace IS found in Christ Jesus, but it is not for us to use in unlimited supply.. we can not live as the world, and still be white as snow. Romans 6:1-2  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?.. Pastors who live by hyper-grace say that they do not encourage immorality by church members, that by teaching the abundant grace of Christ, people will not desire to sin. When they are confronted by other Christians, they sharply defend their beliefs, calling others legalistic, or bigots. but we are instructed in 1 Corinthians 5:12-13, to judge the teaching of others if it does not line up with scripture.

ayear1143ecShould we pluck the sawdust out of our brothers eye.. or let him go blind? well- Matthew 7, tells us we all have issues.. but we are to examine ourselves, and repent of our sins. Grace then makes it possible for us to restore our relationship with Jesus Christ when we go to Him with a broken and contrite spirit.. When a brother has fallen and needs restoration, His grace makes it all possible. The law was made to show the people what God considered to be unlawful.. Jesus Christ came into the world to show us we can not keep the law in our flesh.. that we need His grace to continually renew our hearts and minds toward Him, our flesh likes to take the wide road, because the narrow gate takes a daily effort.. If you sit in a congregation that is teaching not to condemn yourself for taking part in worldly pleasures.. it would serve you well to go to the Bible, and search the scriptures, read what Jesus has said to the seven churches, and their conduct in Revelation 2-3.  Hate is a strong word, but Jesus said he hated the Nicolaitans, they mingled themselves in the practice of pagan religions, joining in orgies and wild feasts, and taught that these pleasures were under “grace”.We can not take the chance of claiming Jesus and being lukewarm.. Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for He that began a good work in you is faithful to complete it.. For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,comes not from the Father but from the world.

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[1] Florida church loses tax exempt status

[2] Naked Church

[3] False church swingers club

[4] Swingers club to open church