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12:58 PM   [24 Jan 2012 | Tuesday]

A WARNING !!! TO WHICH FEW WILL LISTEN, UNFORTUNATELY ...

The Bible is made up of two parts, the Old Testament, and the New Testament !!! The Jews use only the Old Testament, but Christians use both Old and New Testaments. Now, this seems simple enough, but for some reason, Christians put little or no importance to the Old Testament. Many are told to read it once and then concentrate their studies on the New, and this is very poor advice. If a person were to be asked what happened when Jesus died, most would tell you that He took our sins upon Himself and we are therefore forgiven all of our sins, past present and future. This is very true, but it is only a small but tremendously important part of what took place upon the death of Jesus. Many other important aspects of our lives changed also, and some extremely important. Jesus is called “The Redeemer”, but few understand exactly what that means.  The atoning death of Jesus also redeemed us from all aspects of the Laws and the Commandments that were given by God to Moses and were to be upheld in order to achieve salvation.

We must realize that the New Testament is based totally upon the Old Testament and without knowledge of Old Testament teaching, we cannot fully understand quite a lot of the lessons given in the New Testament. It is also rather helpful to know from what we were redeemed. Old Testament scripture is referenced throughout the New Testament and without knowing to what the reference reflects, it is impossible to totally understand the lesson that is being given. The Bible is not an easy Book to understand. The levels of deeper understand of an obvious teaching are endless. This is one of the miraculous aspects of the Book and without the assistance of the Spirit, it is almost impossible to grasp any deeper meaning and we lose the incredible elements of this document. We must keep in mind however, that we do not get any help from the Sprit until we become children of God…

But, now let us examine one of the reasons that God was so distressed with His people. There were about one hundred and twenty three original Laws given to Moses by God. At the time of Jesus, man had added over eight hundred more Laws and those are the ones by which they lived. The Jewish lawyers had changed certain aspects of the Laws of God for various purposes and made it easier for them to theoretically keep the Law. Obviously this is a ridiculous notion and that is why Jesus chided with the Temple leaders and Priests. We can learn from this and it is an important lesson, and one we take very seriously… Oh really !!!

Today, we have literally hundreds of different denominations of Christianity and why is this true ? Because, at some point, certain people made changes to the Words of God to suit their agendas. Does this sound familiar ? Well, it should because it is exactly what the Jews did that angered God so much. It is foolish to believe that God now accepts man changing His words, especially when He warns us that changing a single word will remove the name of such people from The Book of Life…

Now, this practice has not stopped. It still goes on today mostly to be politically correct or to go along with current thinking and moral behavior. Again, it would be ridiculous to think that God accepts these changes and that the people that practice these new rules are fine with Him. Every denomination has changed certain parts of the doctrine within the Bible. Some have altered a little, but many have changed it to the point where we can hardly call these people Christians. It is obvious that we, as humans, have no right to change a single word of the Bible without fear of grave consequences. Now, here is the warning:

Matthew 7:21-23 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Many shall say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

This seems fairly conclusive, but we may as well add another warning that may be appropriate…

Revelation 22:18-19 “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

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SRCrosby | Mon Mar 05, 2012, 01:03

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I very much enjoyed your post. I read your profile as well, and I must say...Sean Connery never made a bad movie...the terrorist was not one of my favorites. I however LOVED him in his only Hitchcock Film "Marnie". I read somewhere that he was asked to be cast in North by Northwest and declined. I also read that Jimmy Stewart as was asked as well... myself? I could not picture anyone other than my favorite actor Cary Grant playing the role of Roger Thronhill. I am about to put up a post and would be curious for your input on it as I can see you are no challenged from a theological stance at all (which is refreshing). I am uncertain of your denomination (Perhaps you do not have one). I myself am Opus Dei / Roman Catholic. I was baptized Catholic, confirmed Lutheran and then went back home. During my times as an infactry recon marine in the gulf...I read the muslim bible..it was an interesting read in itself I suppose. My post is going to focus on something lone before the hellensitic period and while most will write it off....perhaps you will have some input and insight as well.


 
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