Stay Away from Indoctrination and Dogma

"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;" (Ephesians 4:14 NASB).

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Easy Believism: Don't be dismayed... Believe God's Word!

Cyrus Cylinder
Many people do not believe the Holy Bible is the divine Word of God that promises; Salvation, Purpose, Comfort, Wisdom, Strength and Abundant Life... 

For the "Doubting Thomas'" in the world, they need proof that they can see. However, Our Daily Bread reminded its readers this past week that; "In 1879, archaeologists discovered a remarkable little item in an area now known as Iraq (biblical Babylon)." 

Just 9 inches long, the Cyrus Cylinder records that King Cyrus of Persia 2,500 years ago allowed the Hebrew people in Babylonian captivity to return to their homeland and rebuild their “holy cities.” It’s the same story told in the Holy Bible in Ezra 1. There we read that “the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia” to make a proclamation (v. 1). And in that proclamation, Cyrus said he was releasing the captives in Babylon to go home to Jerusalem, re-establish their homes, and rebuild their temple (vv. 2-5).

 But there’s more to the story. Daniel confessed his sins and his people’s sins and pleaded with God to end the Babylonian captivity (Dan. 9). In response to Daniel’s prayer, God sent an angel to speak to Daniel (v. 21). Later God moved Cyrus to release the Hebrews. (See also Jeremiah 25:11-12; Jeremiah 39:10). 


 Many people do not believe even after they see:

The day after Jesus performed the miracle of feeding thousands of people with just five loaves of bread and two fish, the crowd asked Him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat’ ” (John 6:30-31 NIV).

 This question is significant because it was the same group of people (or at least part of that group) that Jesus fed the day before who were now asking for a sign. They claimed their ancestors believed because they ate the bread from heaven. They had just seen Jesus miraculously provide bread for them, but they lacked faith to believe Jesus was who He said He was. Today, as a result of UNBELIEF and the continued sins of both Jews and Gentiles, we are once again experiencing the "The blessings and the curses" that Moses warned the people about after the Exodus...


Deuteronomy 30:1-5 (NIV) 

Prosperity After Turning to the Lord 30 When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations, 2 and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, 3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes[a] and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. 4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back. 5 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors. 

Footnotes
Deuteronomy 30:3 Or will bring you back from captivity.

Babylon has been rebuilt and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq is America's largest embassy in the world. Once again the Hebrew people are in political and spiritual captivity---and their homeland, Israel is under attack from within and on all sides by Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Gaza, Egypt, Iran, etc., etc. 


Daniel 11:32-38 • New Living Translation (NLT) 

32 He will flatter and win over those who have violated the covenant. But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him. 33 “Wise leaders will give instruction to many, but these teachers will die by fire and sword, or they will be jailed and robbed. 34 During these persecutions, little help will arrive, and many who join them will not be sincere. 35 And some of the wise will fall victim to persecution. In this way, they will be refined and cleansed and made pure until the time of the end, for the appointed time is still to come. 36 “The king will do as he pleases, exalting himself and claiming to be greater than every god, even blaspheming the God of gods. He will succeed, but only until the time of wrath is completed. For what has been determined will surely take place. 37 He will have no respect for the gods of his ancestors, or for the god loved by women [VENUS/APHRODITE/SEMIRAMIS/"VIRGIN MARY"], or for any other god, for he will boast that he is greater than them all. 
38 Instead of these, he will worship the god of fortresses—a god his ancestors never knew—and lavish on him gold, silver, precious stones, and expensive gifts." 

Unlike Cyrus the Great King of Persia, today's Iran and its Muslim and Roman Catholic extremist partners threaten not only Israel, but also the West with terrorists' attacks!


THE DESTRUCTION OF THE FAMILY AND TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE BY SATAN'S COHORTS
Rebuke them in the Name of the Lord!




1 John 2:18 (NLT)

Warning about Antichrists
18 Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come.

Within the United States God's Holy people are under attack by a soft-war of political, and demonic spiritual Forces (1 Timothy 4:1-3)...Paul wrote to Timothy in the passage mentioned here about religious and political leaders forbidding certain foods and forbidding people to marry...The majority justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have fulfilled the prophecies of the Holy Bible about the destruction of the family and traditional marriage

Moreover, Pope Francis, as the supposed "Vicar of Christ" did nothing to use his global influence to spiritually guide our leaders that Jesus taught that marriage is between a man and a woman (Matthew 19:3-6)...Therefore the Pope is one of the many antichrists (1 John 2:15-18). 



The opinion of Gesenius is that "the god of fortresses" was Jupiter Capitolinus, for whom Antiochus built a temple at Antioch. Liv. xli. 20Jupiter Capitolinus equals Capitol Hill in Rome, Jerusalem and the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court is located across the street from the Capitol building in the private club of Washington, District of Columbia.  


He also beat superior kings in the magnificence of spectacles of every kind....  
  --- Livy, From the Founding of the City (of Rome) 41.20.1-10


 * The classic Latin summary of Livy's text includes the following overview: "Antiochus (IV Epiphanes), son of Antiochus (III), whom his father had given to the Romans as a hostage, was sent from the City (of Rome) back to the kingdom of Syria upon the death of his brother Seleucus (in 175 BC), who had succeeded their father when he died. Apart from being religious, which led him to erect many magnificent temples in many places --- (e.g.) the one to Olympian Zeus at Athens and to Capitoline Zeus [ = Jupiter] at Antioch --- he was very poor at playing the king." -- Periocha 41. 

As the "New Babylon Fortress" (Daniel 11:32-45) prepares to battle God's holy people, we can look to the King of kings and Lord of lords as our Savior and Redeemer


Isaiah 2:1-5 • (NLT) 
The Lord’s Future Reign 2 This is a vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house will be the highest of all— the most important place on earth. It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship. 3 People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem. 4 The Lord will mediate between nations and will settle international disputes. They will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer fight against nation, nor train for war anymore. A Warning of Judgment 5 Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord! 


2 Peter 3:1-14 (NLT) 

The Day of the Lord Is Coming 

3 This is my second letter to you, dear friends, and in both of them I have tried to stimulate your wholesome thinking and refresh your memory. 2 I want you to remember what the holy prophets said long ago and what our Lord and Savior commanded through your apostles. 3 Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. 4 They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.” 5 They deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command, and he brought the earth out from the water and surrounded it with water. 6 Then he used the water to destroy the ancient world with a mighty flood. 7 And by the same word, the present heavens and earth have been stored up for fire. They are being kept for the day of judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed. 8 But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. 9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. 11 Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, 12 looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. 13 But we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness. 14 And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight.

BELIEVE IN GOD's WORD AND PROMISES, and PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD!!!!  The Holy Bible informs us, "“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25)...This message is to Jews and Gentiles to go to a Bible-based church each week to edify one another as we await the return of the only person who said that He is both God and Man. Jesus conquered death that we might have new life after we die, and He wants us to fellowship with other "believers" regularly—and worship God, the Father, in Spirit and in Truth!

PLEASE GET IN TO A BIBLE-BASED CHURCH

If you have not formally accepted Jesus Christ, please accept the Gift of Salvation by saying this short prayer: "Dear Jesus, I repent of my sins and the original sin of mankind, please come into my heart and change me to trust in you and build my personal relationship with you by studying your word and applying it to my life to the best of my ability. Thank you for dying on the cross for the remission of sin. Thank you for conquering death with your resurrection. I accept you Jesus as my Lord and Savior, please lead me and guide me. Amen!" 

If you have said that short prayer, I welcome you to the True Body of Christ (not a sect, Protestant or Catholic denomination or Eastern religion)..,

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