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An apology for the new millenium.      

 

 

 

        1. Myth:  God is a god of unconditional love.        

 

Fact:  God established laws not only in our consciences but also in stone tablets and in the written law. 

 

Failure to comply to these laws has consequences and penalties.  No place does it ever change the

 

punishments for breaking the laws that set out in Leviticus 20: .  Those who think they are escaping

 

justice by not being punished for capital crimes are deluding themselves.  They are trading the first

 

physical death for the worst and everlasting second death sentence as set out and described as the spiritual

 

death of burning in hell forever.  If  God were a god of unconditional love there would never have been a

 

need to develop a conscience or to leave laws and describe punishments.  Satan will forgive you for

 

anything and not require any repentance or redemptive actions.

 

             Revalatren 20:14  The lake of fire is the second death

 

             Malachi 3:6  I the Lord do not change

 

             2.  Myth:  Asking for forgiveness of sins is repentance

 

Fact:  The definition of repentance is to turn from evil to the will of God and ask for forgiveness of sins. 

 

This doesn't mean to work on being better but mean to be better immediately by casting off all evil

 

thoughts and desires and accept the will of God by seeking the path to redemption and accepting

 

consequences of your previous wrongful activities. 

 

             Hebrews 6:4  It is impossible for those who have once been enlighten, who have tasted the

 

heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the Word of God and

 

the powers of the coming age, it they fall away, to be brought back into repentance; because to their loss

 

 they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.

 

           I John 2:19  They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us.  For if  they had belonged

 

 to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

 

 Integrity

 

References:  Mercer Dictionary of the Bible

                       Mercer University Press 1400 Coleman Ave.

                       Macon, Georgia  31207 912-752-2880

 

 

                The Interpreter Dictionary  of the Bible

                Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 62-9387

                Abingdon, Nashville, Tennessee

 

             3.  Myth:  Jesus acts with the female caught in the act of adultery was the act of condoning or a

 

judgment of forgiveness

 

Fact:  Christ said time and again while he was on earth that he did not come to judge the people of the

 

earth.  Therefore he was honor and duty bound to keep his word.  The discrepancy lies in the

 

difference between making a judgment and making an assessment.  To make a judgment is to make the

 

determination that you used to act in a certain manner, you now act in the same manner, and that you

 

 will not make changeable attributes and thus will continue to act in the same mannerism as previously

 

done in the past and present.  To make an assessment is to make the determination that you used to act in

 

a specific manner and that up to the present you have continued in this activity but in the future you may

 

or may not.  Only determination of past and present day activities are relevant.  Suggestions may or may

 

not be made at this time about future activity but are in no way shape or form an internal part of an

 

assessment process.  Christ is God and doesn't have to answer to anyone nor as the creator of all the

 

universe has to prove his authority.  When he answered the Pharases he did not have to demean them.  To

 

demean or to put under yourself is only a human characteristic.  Christ's answer to them was not an act of

 

rebuke as the Pharisee's took it but a call to correction.  To call someone to repent isn't an act of rebuke, it

 

is a call to correction.  As the Pharisees history had proven to them they knew that before they could sit in

 

judgment of someone else they first needed to ask for forgiveness of sins and to make restitution for their

 

wrongful deeds.  Wars had been lost and many other calamities had befallen them by not first seeking the

 

Lord.  It is a procedural requirement.  In their hearts and minds they knew this.  If they had done as Jesus

 

had instructed them to do and brought themselves into compliance with God's laws, then they could have

 

sitten in judgment of another person.  It is not a question of knowledge, wisdom, or intellect but of

 

quality.  Knowledge is not the key, it is the application of it.  If they made the procedural requirements to

 

first obtain the level of quality inside themselves they could have sat in judgment of someone else.  God

 

set out from the beginning of time the requirements of men to rule over women.  This demands the

 

performance of the act.  The male that was committing adultery should have been tried first.  In fighting

 

wars in the past there were many times when all the males were killed but the women were taken captive. 

 

This can only mean that the accountability level isn't to the standards men's are.  When caught sinning in

 

the Garden of Eden, Adam tried to cast blame off onto Eve and God.  God corrected him by saying that

 

Adam was not to have listened to Eve and was not supposed to be wrongfully influenced by her.  She was

 

there to be a help meat for him. She was there to be a help meat for him. The guilt fell squarely on Adam's

 

shoulders for listening to Eve and by participating in wrongfully activity.  While Satan had wormed

 

his influence into Eve because she was not capable of the level of discernment Adam was he still did not

 

have to listen to her.  Male human being brains have the ability of insight.  This gives then the ability of

 

foresight and the ability to discern right from wrong before an act is committed.  Female brains do not

 

have this ability.  They can only go with the feelings and emotions and from the consequences of past

 

events.  So only after something has gone wrong and their conscience bothers then can conclude between

 

right and wrong.  This type of delayed reaction as in putting the brakes on after a crash can only lead to

 

calamity, and this is exactly what happened.  It is not a question of who was more accountable but of

 

ability.  If females don't have the ability you therefore can not hold them to the same accountability

 

standard of men.  Christ could not judge her because of couple of reasons.  First one is as he said he

 

wouldn't judge anyone until the judgment day.  Anything done until then is an assessment.  When people

 

die now and are brought up to the throne at God an  assessment happens and you go to where you are

 

assessed to go for now until the day of judgment.  When Christ died and descended into hell he allowed

 

for the inhabits thereof to go to heaven.  For the time then until they were cast out from heaven was not an

 

act of rejudging them but of a reassessment  Second Satan is the only one who is already judged by God. 

 

Therefore anyone can be reassessed at any time by coming into repentance and compliance with God's

 

will and accepting consequences of past actions.  Christ told her to go and sin no more.  This was a 

 

strong  suggestion for  future activity.  It was not a completion of a judgement  When Christ judges

 

someone it does not happen in the physical realm but in the spiritual.  Therefore if Christ had judged her

 

in one way, shape, or form she would immediately been put into hell forever.  Not that she would just lost

 

her physical time in earth.  In God's eyes the moving from the physical form through death into the

 

spiritual has little significance.  It is simply a transition of shape. While we see this as a major transition it

 

is only because we don't always have sight of the big picture. 

 

               4.  Myth:  In the New Testament God changed and said we can make up our laws and

 

punishments for disobeying them.

 

Fact:  There is no credible evidence of this ever happening.  It has come from people who to protect there

 

own jobs and to reassert their authority decided they needed to come up with new truths and to appease

 

the powers that be to be left alone to follow thier own whims and to seek justification and acceptance of

 

their wrongful deeds.  The trouble with the truth is it is always the same old things and uncompromisable. 

 

 It is a wrongful interpretation to say that we are not bound to Old Testament punishments.  The wrongful

 

interpretation comes from a spin of words in one area about how being in the past bound to the law and

 

now under the supervision of the law through grace. The definition of grace is; God doing for us what we

 

cannot do for ourselves. In the past it was believed that by sacraficing animals and doing other deeds one

 

 could capture the redemptive qualities nessasary to obtain life everlasting in heaven. Grace is the

 

acceptance of not being able to ackomplish these goals or quality attributes nessasary by ourselves. It

 

requires an integral part from God himself to obtain the measures nessasary to obtain life in heaven. This

 

change, although significant, doesn't even come close to the  level of  reassigning set in stone laws and

 

punishments.  It if fact does not have any influence on them at all.  It is an instruction that we should not

 

be bound by procedural requirements but should freely and openly desire to maintain ourselves with

 

absolute virtue.  We should not bound by laws but should be glad andhappy about them for they keep us

 

out of trouble and we should have every desire to obey them to gain self virtue and thus improve ourselves

 

and our assosiation with God.  There are many statements in the New Testament reaffirming Old

 

Testament laws are still in place. To think we can make up our own laws andpunishments is to put

 

ourselves above God and say we know more than he does.  This has catastrophic ramifications.  It is

 

widely held that by following the laws of the land and the beliefs of the day are enough.  Their codes are

 

not even close to enough.  Just because some men says it is okay doesn't mean anything. God's law is the

 

only thing that counts.  A man built a sky scrapper over the top of a church.  He built it well within  the

 

city and other codes required.  It could easily withstand direct winds pushing directly on its sides with

 

margin to spare but if the wind pushed at a corner his cross bracing was only 1/2 the size he needed. 

 

Although the building met code requirement it was fast accessed that they  weren't even close to enough.

 

The building was retrofitted and complete disaster averted.  Fluctuating moral requirements is a sign of

 

severe depravity.  Just as the wind can come from any angle so can corrupting influences.  Every effort

 

should be made not only to meet God's requirements of moral behavior but that one's energy should be

 

focused on obtaining as much self virtue as can be achieved.  It has been said that its the greatest hour of

 

evangelism.  This is ludicrous.  In the telavangalist pursuit of obtaining numbers of people they have

 

completely given up all their core fundamental beliefs. In their pursuit to appease and compromise it has

 

been come an anything goes concept.  Clarification is not an issue.  They don't see the catch.  If you can

 

do anything and then decide to ask for forgiveness of it what could possibly be the reason for stopping

 

what they are doing now. If all ramifications ended by simply asking for forgiveness of sins you could

 

simply live a  life of complete depravity up until you die and ask for forgiveness with your dying breath.

 

While it may be obvious to most this is an absurd concept they  simply haven't gotten it yet and never will.

 

Or more to the point they can't sell it.For numbers sake and dollar signs they have totally given up thier

 

moral integrity. Once you give up your integrity you cannot get it back. In fact if you are willing to give it

 

up you never had it in the first place, you just thought you did. The definition of integrity is its

 

uncompramiseability and its ability to stand in a sea of depravity and not be influenced by it. There is

 

what is exactally right and what is not. It is inevitable then that the separation of church and state has had

 

catastrophic results.  Moral objectives cannot be obtained by influence.To bring about effective change

 

must come from a dominating superior force.  By allowing separation of church and state they have

 

convieniently  shirked their responsibilities and forever lost their effectiveness.  Instead of making

 

effective changes in their surrounding by demanding decency they have took a passive role and decided to

 

wait until someone else does something.  This is completely against God's will.  You are to love your

 

neighbor as yourself.  This also means to see to it his moral responsibilities are maintained. If he slips

 

from his moral

 

responcibilities it is up to you to bring about his repentance by either rebuke or causing corrective actions

 

taking place.  You have a vested interestin maintaining the moral character of your community.  This can

 

only be obtained from  position of authority.  The Israelites set out positions of organizations down to the

 

leaders of ten individuals.  This clearly means it is everyone's responsibility. If you are not willing to be an

 

instrument of God's will and see to it his commands are obeyed you have no right to preach his Word for

 

without bite the words fall on deaf ears.    (Ezekiel 44:24).     It has been wrongly interpreted that Christ

 

through his actions and teachings widened the scope of acceptable behavior.  Nothing could be further

 

from the truth.  Many times in his teachings he narrowed what was perceived to be acceptable behavior. 

 

Plain talk will always rule over misinterpretation.  The Book of  Mathew Chapter five does nothing but

 

clarify and narrow the parameters of perceived acceptable behavior.  It also reaffirms Old Testament laws

 

:17   Do not think I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to

 

fulfill them.  I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the least letter, not the least stroke

 

of a pen will by any means disappear from the Law until every is accomplished.  Matthew 6:9-13  This

 

then is how you should pray:     Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, your kingdom

 

come, your will be done , on earth as it is in heaven, Give us today our daily bread, forgive us our debts, as

 

we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver as from the evil one.   

 

This is a prayer that we are instructed,  even possibly commanded to pray.  It starts by recognizing who is

 

the Creator and father of us all ,not our earthly fathers.  We then pay respect and recognition to him. 

 

Then it instructs us to yearn for his ways of quality to surround us.  If we desire for God's will to be done

 

on earth as it is in heaven then we also have a firm desire for his laws and punishments to be fulfilled.  In

 

heaven God would not allow treasonous activities.  Adultery is the most intimate form of treason one can

 

commit.  If you are capable are committing treason against your most intimate mate, you are capable of

 

committing treasonous activity against anyone included God, family members, friends, fellow country

 

men.  This is why a requirement for serving in the armed forces demands that adultery is an expelling

 

crime.  Loyalty is an absolute.  Not being able to trust the team you are with leads to lack of cohesiveness,

 

leading to a lack of concern for your fellow soldiers, leading to a lack of leadership, leading to death for

 

the entire unit.  One bad apple destroys the entire clan.  You can destroy parts of a building structure and

 

it will still stand but of morality works more like a disease and infects everyone.  All forms of sin are

 

treason against God but there are different degrees of depravity and thus different degrees of punishments

 

and accountability.  We cannot pick and choose between laws we like and don't like.  Most  of the time the

 

laws people don't like are laws they have broken or contemplate breaking and they want to shirk

 

accountability.  Although adultery, homosexuality, incest, child molestation, rape, abortion, murder, and

 

the like cannot be committed  in heaven simply because they require physical form and gender, they all

 

are forms of the same  treasonous concept and thus all deserve the same punishment.  Satan's sin was a sin

 

of treason.  When you commit these acts it is the same relevance as bowing down and worshiping  Satan. 

 

When we are praying for God's will to be done on earth, then we are asking for guidence and expecting

 

those in positionsof authority to be instruments of God's will.  Not man's will or the will of the majority of

 

the people, but instruments of God's will.  Then one can only conclude that if someone desires to preach

 

and teach the Word of God he should first be willing to be an instrument of God's will.  If you are not

 

willing to he an instrument of God's will, you do not have the integrity, internal virtue, and fortitude

 

necessary to be a voice of his Word.  When the United States was first formed and discussions were made

 

about a decent judicial system every effort was made so that a guilty party going through to different

 

systems and procedures would be brought into repentance.  They knew that when they accepted a

 

leadership position that they immediately would be held accountable for any injustice they committed at

 

the Day of Judgment.  So strong did they feel that at times when a capital crime demanded the death

 

sentence people of virtue were brought in to pray for the guilty person during his or her execution to

 

demonstrate their desire to protect their very soul.  Give us today our daily bread.  This statement

 

reaffirms our total and complete belief that every form of nourishment, physical and spiritual, comes form

 

God.  We cannot by our own means accomplish anything.  Like newborn babies cannot feed themselves

 

and must be taught everything, we also must be instructed in all our ways and must acknowledge who all

 

wisdom flows from.  Forgive as our debts.  These debts are our debts of sin, not of money.  This is an

 

asking of forgiveness of sins, not of worldly scores.  As we also hare forgiven our debtors.  This means we

 

recognize Christ's teaching on forgiveness of other human beings who do truly repent.  While we must be

 

observant of others to  acknowledge that they are truly repentant we must also look into our own

 

composure of heart to see to it that we also are completely repentant.  And lead us not temptation but

 

deliver us from the evil one.  This also is an acknowledgment of grace being required by making God an

 

integral part or our daily fending off evil to receive eternal salvation.  Matthew 7:21-23  Not every one

 

who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my

 

Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophecy in your name,

 

and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?  Then I will tell them plainly, "I never

 

knew you.  Always from me you you evildoers!"    Before we can do God's will we must first recognize the

 

exacting parameter of exactly what that means.  A lot of understanding God is to also understand his laws. 

 

If you live in a state of repentance you will gain wisdom from  conquering evil  thus attaining more and

 

more of the attributes of  God and thus understanding more of his will.    I John 2:3,4   We know that we

 

have come to know him if we odey his commands.  The man who says, "I know him," but does not do

 

what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.   

 

Luke 16:16,17 .  The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed unil John.  Since that time, the good news

 

of the kingdom of God is being preached and everyone is forcing his way into it.  It is easier for heaven

 

and earth to disappear than for the least strike of a pen to drop out of the Law.  John 14:21 .  Whoever has

 

my commands and obeys them, he is the one who love me.  He who loves me will be loved by my father,

 

and I too will love him and show myself to him.  John 15:9-17 .  As my Father has loved me, so have I

 

loved you.  Now remain in my love.  If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have

 

obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be

 

complete.  My command is this:  Love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this,

 

that he lay down his life for his friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command.  I no longer call

 

you servents, because a servant does not know his masters business.  Instead, I have called you friends, for

 

everything that I learned from my father I have made known to you.  You did not choose me but I chose

 

you and apppointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last.  Then the Father will give you whatever

 

you ask in my name.  This is my command:  Love each other.  Romans:  1:24-32 .  Therefore God gave

 

them over in the sinful desire of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one

 

another.  They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than

 

the Creater who is forever praised Amen. Because of this,  God gave then over to shameful lusts.  Even

 

their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned

 

natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.  Men commited indecent acts

 

with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they

 

did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do

 

what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and

 

depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deciet, and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God

 

haters, insolent, arrogent, and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey there parents; they are

 

senceless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's rightous decree that those who do such

 

things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice

 

them. This statement from Paul exactly reaffirms Old Testament laws and punishments. If Paul says God's   

 

rightous decree is that they deserve death than that is exactly what he means. Not only in some

 

circumstances, or when the mood strikes but that the law should be brought to bear, no mystery,no

 

illusion.     Romans 2:13-16   For it is not those who hear the law who are rightous in God's sight, but

 

those who obey the law who will be declared rightous.  Indeed, when Gentiles who do not have the law, do

 

by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law,

 

since they show that the requirements of the law are written on thier hearts, thier consciences also bearing

 

witness, and thier thoughts now accusing , now even defending them. This will take place on the day

 

when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.    Romans 3:31    Do we

 

then make void the law through faith? Certainly not!  On the contrary, we establish the law.    Romans

 

7:12    So then the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, rightous and good.   1 Corinthians 6:9,10

 

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be decieved; Niether the

 

sexually immoral nor idolators nor audulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves

 

nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.    Ephesians

 

5:1-7   Be immitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved

 

us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrafice to God. But among you there must not

 

even be a hint of sexual immorality, or any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper of

 

God's holy people. Nor should there be any obscenity, foolish talk or coarce joking, which are out of place,

 

but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person--such a man is

 

an idoliter--has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one decieve you with empty

 

words, for because of such things God's wrath comes on those who are disobediant. Therefore do not be

 

partners with them.   1 Timothy 1:8-11    We know that the law us good if one uses it properly. We also

 

know that the law is made not for the rightous but for the law breakers and rebels, the ungodly and the

 

sinful, the unholy and irreligous; for those who kill thier fathers or mothers, for murderers, for audulterers

 

and perverts, for slave traders and liars and perjurers- and for whatever else is contrary to the sound

 

doctrine that confirms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.    2 John 6   

 

And this is love; that we walk in obediance to his commands. As you have heard from the begining, his

 

command is that you walk in his love.    Hebrews 13:8   Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and

 

forever.    Malachi 3:6   I the Lord do not change.    Numbers 23:19   God is not a man, that he should lie,

 

nor a son of man that he should change his mind.  1 John 5:3    Job 34:32    Ezekiel 44:24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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