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Derekd61 (2)


12:54 PM   [19 Jan 2013 | Saturday]


The greatest obstacle for anyone attempting to become an adopted child of God is their lack of knowledge. Many believe that just by calling on God and saying a few words will get them into paradise forever. Others believe that by leading a good life that this is sufficient to earn a place in Heaven. And still others think by claiming to be Christian is all that they need to do. And none of these actions will get them anywhere except great disappointment at the time of their death…

Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

People believe many things without any basis for these beliefs. As far as leading a good life, besides being impossible, we get no credit for what we are supposed to do anyway. When Jesus atoned for our sins, He also did many other things at the same time. He redeemed us from the Old Testament method of achieving salvation, as well as allowing us to go directly to our Father without a middleman. But He did not guarantee salvation although He did give us the opportunity to achieve it under the New Testament rules and requirements. The Old Testament Laws were impossible to keep, however the New Testament requirements are possible to live in such a way that we can achieve salvation. No one will ever keep all of the rules, but our commitment to try our very best is what will be examined at the time of the Last Judgment…

Proverbs 11:9 “ An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.”

If we break this statement down and relate it to those who have altered the Bible, we can understand how by reading these bibles, can and will give us the incorrect information, but the intelligent person will gather their knowledge only from the true Bible. And as we read through the Bible, we find that Satan is involved with almost all aspects of life and this knowledge is given to us from within the Bible. Those who dismiss Satan and his powers are exactly the type of people for which Satan is looking…

It is really very simple, but people have a tendency to make adoption as a child of God much more complicated than it is. When Jesus is speaking to us, He really is representing the Father and He even tells us that, so we should consider these words as those from our Father. Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow, but we worry. In fact, Jesus tells us many ways of increasing the contentment in our lives, but we do very few, if any, of these rules for eliminating stress from our lives. Our Father is looking at this and perhaps thinking that these people will not listen to me and are not worthy of adoption. We all recognize that we cannot help but to sin, and we have been forgiven our sins. But, the degree of our commitment to the importance that we place on the rules given to us may very well determine our outcome…

So, from where do we get this necessary knowledge, and, of course, it is from the Bible. But we must be careful from which Bible because the altered versions that have satanic finger prints all over them are the ones that Satan wants us to read. There is no question that an altered version is easier to read, but it will not give us the necessary information and knowledge to become a child of God. These are not His words nor are they His rules and requirements, but they are from man… All we need to do is look at what happened when the Jewish people began adding Laws to the ones given by God. The lack of knowledge is killing His people, which means they were not saved. The simplicity of salvation is just to gain the necessary knowledge from reading the Bible and to honestly attempt to adhere to the regulations that are given to us. And, you cannot fool God with empty gestures, He is very intelligent !!!

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Derekd61 | Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:01

Excellent passage and perfect point.  I do use the NIV and NKJV of the Bible and they seem to me to be acccurate.  You are also correct in that the reason most don't come to faith is a lack of knowledge or in some, really most, too much of the wrong infromation.  My post today from 1 Corinthians states that people have always rejected God because they were too smart.  They say that science today proves that this is all hogwash.  Never mind the fact that God created science and exists outside of science.  

I for one am glad that they knowledge I have appears to be the right knowledge and I still have a lot of growing to do.  I am foolish according to the world but eternal because of Jesus.


Derekd61 | Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:01

chaplainjer | Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:01

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Well said.  You have mentioned altered versions of the bible in your last 3 posts I think.  Which are the altered versions you speak of?  Thanks

Saul | Fri Jan 18, 2013, 20:01

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 Awesome, I agree. There is nothing comparable to private study of the Word of God. Two hours on Sunday's is not enough. Strong roots are when the Word is implanted in our Hearts. We get that from only one way, The Word. 

ElpidioLGagolinan | Sat Jan 19, 2013, 23:01

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The title caught my attention but is it knowledge that we need only? How about faith, of course I am talking about true faith. Where is faith here ? will somebody help me ?

Sonshine | Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:01

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Well Ped...

I do feel knowledge is a good thing... but you are right,  there must be more for  Eph. 2:8/9 says it is by grace we were saved through faith; and that not of yourselves.  But think about it... without having some knowing of who HE is... why would we even have faith in Him?  they work together.  I love Proverbs 3:5/6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and HE will direct your path.  so, its not ALL knowledge that saves us.. In fact, it can PUFF UP.  The Pharisees had knowledge, with no understanding of who HE was...... And the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil was what caused us problems in the first place! and many today still operate from this tree..(prolly each of us at one time or another.).....So knowledge is a good thing...but leaning on "His understanding" of that knowledge is even better...Amen?

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