Monday, May 26, 2014

Without Spot or Blemish

Ephesians 5:27: That He (Christ) might present it (the Church) to Himself, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish.

I was quoting it incorrectly. I would say, Christ is coming back for a church without spot or wrinkle and no one corrected me.

In Strong's Concordance, it says:  #4696-spot: a stain or blemish. ie. defect, disgrace.  #4512-wrinkle: a fold (as drawing together), ie. a wrinkle (esp on the face).

Though I was quoting the Scripture incorrectly, I took the it to mean Christ was coming back for a perfect church. Can the church become perfect BEFORE He returns (for those who believe He is not here yet)? Can the church be without blemish if we, the church, are fighting each other? Different denominations fighting each other, Jews fighting Muslims fighting Christians and anyone else who is not Christian? All in the name of God. How is that holy and without blemish?

Friday, May 23, 2014

Fear God

How many of you will admit to being scared of God? There are many Scriptures that begin "Fear Not." And many Scriptures that contain the words, "fear God, fear of God", etc.

I was taught that the word fear meant to reverence God. That's not how it's translated in my spirit. To me, it means to be afraid. Afraid that if I mess up, I will be cast into eternal damnation. After all, God Himself repented that He made man and destroyed everyone and everything except those in the ark (and I guess the creatures in the sea) and then said He would not destroy the earth/His creation by water again. Next time He will use fire. WHAT THE WHAT!!! That means He PLANS TO DESTROY US AGAIN!!!! He said so. Good reason to fear God, don't you think? Not reverence, but shaking in fear. .We've been taught to be afraid of God

Monday, May 19, 2014

Offend God

You cannot offend God any more than you can offend wind. He said He is no respecter of persons.

Friday, May 16, 2014

You Might Want to Question Your Beliefs

Dale Carnegie said, "any idea that is held in the mind, that is emphasized, that is either feared or revered will begin to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate form available."

Beliefs create facts whether true or false.

Bishop Carlto Pearson, "If you believe it, you become a victim of your belief."

Monday, May 12, 2014

Which is Stronger: Good or Evil?

1 Corinthians 15:33. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. In other words, evil company corrupts good habits.

Why is it that evil is more powerful than good? Isn't that what the above Scripture says?

Friday, May 9, 2014

Wheat and tares

Interesting that in the New Testament, we are taught to let the wheat and tares grow together but in the Old Testament, God says He will destroy those who hate Him. Again I ask, did the Omni-everything God, the all knowing One not know before hand that some of His creation would hate Him?