1 Peter 5 – Christian Life in God’s Care & I Was a Paid Hypocrite

This is the last chapter of this book, so tomorrow we will being with…

1  Peter 5
Christian Life in God’s Care

1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

“Not by constraint…not for filthy lucre” – educate people about Jesus Christ but don’t force them to listen and don’t do it for self-gain.

3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

“Neither as being lords over God’s heritage” – don’t act like you are better than anyone else just because you are more knowledgeable about God.

4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

“Chief Shepherd” – Christ.  When He returns, He will reward those who have served as shepherds under Him –

“…I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Rev 22:12).

Some will receive rewards, but most will receive punishment.

5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

“Exalt you in due time” – God’s help will always come at just the right time.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

“Be vigilant” – always be prepared and ready for the evil acts of the devil, as Paul had said, wear the full armor of God (Eph 12:11-17).

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.

“By Silvanus” – Silvanus (Silas) may be have been the bearer of the letter to its destination.  He may also have been a scribe who recorded what Peter dictated or who aided, as an informed and intelligent secretary, in the phrasing of Peter’s thoughts.

13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.

“Marcus my son” – Peter regards Mark with such warmth and affection that he calls him his son.  It is possible that Peter had led Mark to Christ (see 1 Tim:2). 

14 Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

I Was a Paid Hypocrite

“For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery” (Job 15:34).

“And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?” (Matt 16:3).

hyp·o·crite  [hip-uh-krit] 

1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.

2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

There are many good examples of hypocrites, but one that is known worldwide is Oprah Winfrey and she is a hypocrite in more than one way.   For example:

She calls herself a Christian but does not follow the laws of God.  If she said she was spiritual only then she would not be a hypocrite, but she would still go to hell.  But since she claims to be a Christian she will be a hypocrite going to hell.

Oprah tells the world how heart stricken she is about the poverty so many have to endure.  Yet, according to Forbes, she is worth 2.9 billion.  If she was concerned about the welfare of others she’d do something about it.

Origin:

1175–1225; Middle English ipocrite  < Old French  < Late Latin hypocrita  < Greek hypokritḗs  a stage actor, hence one who pretends to be what he is not, equivalent to hypokrī́ ( nesthai )

Synonyms:

Deceiver, Dissembler, Pretender, Pharisee, Oprah, Warren, Obama, Graham, Martin Luther King Jr.

Hypocrisy can be a dangerous slippery slope controlled with the parasites of pride, greed, selfishness, and insecurities. 

It is very unlikely that the non-believer can break away from its grip of death, but with Jesus Christ all things are possible.

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matt 19:26).

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phil 4:13).

I Was a Paid Hypocrite”

Actor Who Called His Own TV Show “Filth”
Explains Why He Abandoned Hollywood
for His Christian Faith

Angus T. Jones describes “Two and a Half Men” as “filth”
Jones has urged viewers to change the channel saying his new-found religious beliefs are at odds with his job playing a fun-loving teen on the popular show.

Former “Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones surprised viewers in November 2012 when he announced that he had embraced Christianity and was struggling with the starring television role he had played for nearly a decade.

Now, he’s speaking out about his faith and explaining why he eventually left the comedy behind, calling himself a “paid hypocrite” for continuing to work on the show even though he wasn’t comfortable with its content.

Jones, who played the character Jake Harper in the sitcom, was still an active “Two and a Half Men” cast member when he called the program “filth” and announced that he no longer wanted to be a part of it. He ended up apologizing over his comments, though he later left the cast in 2013.

One year after exiting, Jones is going to school in Colorado and speaking to church audiences about his experience getting closer to God and leaving Hollywood.

Interview with Jacqueline Crea

It has been about a year since Angus T. Jones left the show “Two and a Half Men,” after playing the character Jake for nearly 10 years.

His leaving was controversial. In an interview he blasted the sitcom and asking people to stop watching it.

Jones claimed he wasn’t living the life he wanted as a Christian. He found himself rediscovering his faith and that was making it difficult to play his role in the hit show.

The Pharisees had that problem.

“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in” (Matt 23:13).

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone” (Matt 23:23).

“It was difficult for me to be on the show and be part of something that was making light of topics in our world where there are really problems for a lot of people,” said Jones.

Oprah went and got fat again.
Think about it.

This is a big deal.
If Oprah can’t keep the weight off, who can.

Oprah has:
* Access to the best trainers in the world,
* Access to the best nutritional gurus in the world,
* Access to America’s doctor, Dr. Oz,
* A fully equipped home gym(s),
* A personal chef,
* Access to the best selling spiritual gurus,
* Access to the most popular personal coaches,
* Access to the psychiatrists who have devoted their practices to weight loss,
* Access to the President-Elect, and,
* More money than God.

With all of this equipment and money and advice and healthy eating and healthy living, how could she gain 40 lbs. in one year?

Well, according to Ms. Winfrey herself:
Is Oprah a Big Fat Hypocrite?

What I’ve learned this year is that my weight issue isn’t about eating less or working out harder, or even about a malfunctioning thyroid.

It’s about my life being out of balance, with too much work and not enough play, not enough time to calm down. I let the well run dry.

Here’s another thing this past year has been trying to teach me:
I don’t have a weight problem—I have a self-care problem that manifests through weight.

As my friend Marianne Williamson shared with me, “Your overweight self doesn’t stand before you craving food. She’s craving love.”

Well if it isn’t the overeating making her fat, then maybe she is correct and Jesus is wrong, that He isn’t the only way to heaven?

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (Jn 14:6 [Open in Logos Bible Software (if available)] ).

I’m going to believe what Jesus says, not Oprah. What about you?

“I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t OK with it and I was still doing it.”

So he left the show after his contract ended. But in hindsight he says, he could’ve approached it differently. He admits he feels guilty for openly criticizing the show and creator Chuck Lorre.

“That’s his like baby and I just totally insulted his baby and to that degree I am apologetic but otherwise I don’t regret saying what I said,” said Jones.

These days he’s going to school in Colorado, growing a beard and spending time with the World Harvest Outreach Church in Houston.

Saturday, he told his story to parishioners about how he found God. He’s become a close follower of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

The Seventh Day Adventist preaches that they are the church of the Bible.

The following quote comes from their Church Manual:

Baptismal vow—Candidates for baptism or those being received into fellowship by profession of faith shall affirm their acceptance of the doctrinal beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the presence of the church or other properly appointed body.  The minister or elder should address the following questions to the candidate(s)…

The Seventh Day Adventist church was born in New Hampshire, in 1844. The church of the Bible was established in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (the first day of the week) in the same year Jesus died and was raised from the dead (see Acts 2).

The Seventh Day Adventists have their headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Church of the Bible has its headquarters in heaven, because that is where Jesus, the head of the church, is (Eph 1:22-23; Col 3:1).

The Seventh Day Adventists say that the Sabbath Day is on Saturday.  I agree because the calendar that we live by today says that the first day of the week is Sunday.

The disciples met on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7), and according to scholars and their calendar, that was Monday, if so then the Sabbath would be Sunday. 

Yet, we don’t know if Monday even existed with Ancient Man, i.e., Adam and Eve.

“He really considers his relationship with God and what he’s putting out in the atmosphere to be a lot more important than his reputation in Hollywood.

Martin Luther King Jr. – A Liar and Black Racist Hypocrite?
If King truly wanted people judged by the content of their character, then why didn’t the government and universities create completely color-blind tests for jobs and admission policies for higher education?

This is exactly the sort of policy that would result from King’s most famous speech if taken literally —and if King were telling the truth.

If King, the liberals and the liberal media truly wanted equality of opportunity, this could have been achieved almost overnight by requiring a written exam for each job and giving the job to the person with the highest score.

There is however a little stumbling block that King and the liberals never mentioned.

The races are not equal. Blacks have a smaller brain size on average than Whites.

Blacks score on average 15 percent lower on IQ tests than Whites and this discrepancy has not changed despite several generations of testing.

The real reason why Whites do better in school and get better paying jobs is that Whites are more intelligent than Blacks.

Canadian Professor J. Phillippe Rushton has devoted much of his academic career to studying racial differences.

Martin Luther King Jr. did not want equal opportunity for jobs; he wanted unfair advantages for his people based on their race.

The Civil Rights Movement did not end with “The Civil Rights Act of 1964.”

The Blacks did not stop marching and rioting until they got racial quotas to give their people high-paying jobs that rightfully belonged to more intelligent, better qualified Whites.

Most people understand that two wrongs don’t make a right, but in the liberal world ten million wrongs make a right.

Angus, I’m not sure really cares a whole lot about being an actor or being well known in that regard,” said Dr. James R. Doggett Sr., pastor at World Harvest Outreach Church.

Jones recited a few scriptures from the Bible, noting he is still actively learning and studying his faith.

“I really want to come into the light because I know that is where the healing is and I’ve seen God do amazing things,” said Jones.

He may have put acting on the back burner for now, but he hasn’t completely ruled it out.
“There’s a few different productions that like do kind of Bible-based stories. Stuff like that,” said Jones.

His time away from the spotlight, he said is the most rewarding. “He’s part of Houston. He goes to church here in Houston. And by the way he loves Texas. He was born in Austin,” said Doggett.

Jones visits different churches and ministries around the country and will probably be back to visit Texas to share his story of how he went from Hollywood sets to church pews, and that’s where he plans to stay.

Hypocrisy can be a slow but dangerous slippery slope, as we can see happened to Angus Jones. Another example is Bill Gates and this has nothing to do with the fact that he’s an atheist.

In 1994, Gates created the “William H. Gates Foundation,” which focused on global health.
In 1997, Gates read this article in the New York Times, “For Third World, Water is Still a Deadly-Drink” by Nicholas D. Kristof.

Gates then took his first trip to India for the foundation, administering oral polio vaccine to kids. Sounds good so far, but…

Also in 19976, he and Melinda created the “Gates Library Foundation,” which worked to bring public access computers with Internet connections to libraries in the United States.

Its name changed to the “Gates Learning Foundation” in 1999 to reflect its focus on ensuring that low-income minority students are prepared for college and have the means to attend.

In 2000, to increase efficiency and communication, the two groups merged into the “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”

Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a part of the “Lucis Trust” which is all about One World Order and they are joined with Planned Parenthood – #1 Abortionists in the world.

With an endowment larger than all but four of the world’s largest hedge funds, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is easily one of the most powerful charities in the world. According to its website, the organization ”works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.”

Yet, Bill Gates, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million. This it is clear that this so-called benevolent charity is up to something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world’s poor. It turns out that the Gates family legacy has long been one of trying to dominate and control the world’s systems, including in the areas of technology, medicine, and now agriculture.

And based on the Gates family’s history of involvement in world affairs, it appears that one of its main goals besides simply establishing corporate control of the world’s food supply is to reduce the world’s population by a significant amount in the process. And whatever better plan then to use legal murder, i.e., Planned Parenthood. Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035105_Bill_Gates_Monsanto_eugenics.html##ixzz2wWrLrMVw

With an endowment larger than all but four of the world’s largest hedge funds, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is easily one of the most powerful charities in the world.

According to its website, the organization ”works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.”

Yet, Bill Gates, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million.

This it is clear that this so-called benevolent charity is up to something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world’s poor.

It turns out that the Gates family legacy has long been one of trying to dominate and control the world’s systems, including in the areas of technology, medicine, and now agriculture.

And based on the Gates family’s history of involvement in world affairs, it appears that one of its main goals besides simply establishing corporate control of the world’s food supply is to reduce the world’s population by a significant amount in the process.

And whatever better plan then to use legal murder, i.e., Planned Parenthood.

Seventeen years ago Gates was trying to save lives, today he’s killing babies.

According to the directly above article, “Some 2.9 billion people – 66 percent of the population in the third world – have no access to a toilet, not even a decent pit latrine.”

Below is a list of the organizations or people trying to help these people out:

* Africare, 440 R Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

* CARE, 151 Ellis Street, Atlanta, Ga. 30335,

* Childreach, 155 Plan Way, Warwick, R.I. 02886,

Angus, I’m not sure really cares a whole lot about being an actor or being well known in that regard,” said Dr. James R. Doggett Sr., pastor at World Harvest Outreach Church.

Jones recited a few scriptures from the Bible, noting he is still actively learning and studying his faith.

“I really want to come into the light because I know that is where the healing is and I’ve seen God do amazing things,” said Jones.

He may have put acting on the back burner for now, but he hasn’t completely ruled it out.

“There’s a few different productions that like do kind of Bible-based stories. Stuff like that,” said Jones.

His time away from the spotlight, he said is the most rewarding. “He’s part of Houston. He goes to church here in Houston. And by the way he loves Texas. He was born in Austin,” said Doggett.

Jones visits different churches and ministries around the country and will probably be back to visit Texas to share his story of how he went from Hollywood sets to church pews, and that’s where he plans to stay.

Hypocrisy can be a slow but dangerous slippery slope, as we can see happened to Angus Jones.  Another example is Bill Gates and this has nothing to do with the fact that he’s an atheist.

In 1994, Gates created the “William H. Gates Foundation,” which focused on global health.

In 1997, Gates read this article in the New York Times, “For Third World, Water is Still a Deadly-Drink” by Nicholas D. Kristof.

Gates then took his first trip to India for the foundation, administering oral polio vaccine to kids.  Sounds good so far, but…

Also, in 1976, he and Melinda created the “Gates Library Foundation,” which worked to bring public access computers with Internet connections to libraries in the United States.

Its name changed to the “Gates Learning Foundation” in 1999 to reflect its focus on ensuring that low-income minority students are prepared for college and have the means to attend.

In 2000, to increase efficiency and communication, the two groups merged into the “Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”

Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a part of the “Lucis Trust” which is all about One World Order and they are joined with Planned Parenthood – #1 Abortionists in the world.

With an endowment larger than all but four of the world’s largest hedge funds, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is easily one of the most powerful charities in the world.
According to its website, the organization ”works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.”

Yet, Bill Gates, purchased 500,000 shares in Monsanto back in 2010 valued at more than $23 million.

This it is clear that this so-called benevolent charity is up to something other than eradicating disease and feeding the world’s poor.

It turns out that the Gates family legacy has long been one of trying to dominate and control the world’s systems, including in the areas of technology, medicine, and now agriculture.

And based on the Gates family’s history of involvement in world affairs, it appears that one of its main goals besides simply establishing corporate control of the world’s food supply is to reduce the world’s population by a significant amount in the process.

And whatever better plan then to use legal murder, i.e., Planned Parenthood.

Seventeen years ago Gates was trying to save lives, today he’s killing babies

According to the directly above article, “Some 2.9 billion people – 66 percent of the population in the third world – have no access to a toilet, not even a decent pit latrine.”

Below is a list of the organizations or people trying to help these people out:

* Africare, 440 R Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001

* CARE, 151 Ellis Street, Atlanta, Ga. 30335,

* Childreach, 155 Plan Way, Warwick, R.I. 02886,

* Interaction (an umbrella organization for about 150 groupsworking around the world), 1717 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036,

* International Rescue Committee, 122 East 42d Street, New York, N.Y. 10017,

* Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06880,

* World Vision, 919 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, Calif. 91016.

That is 2.9 billion people suffering daily, the same amount of money that Oprah is worth. According to Forbes, Gates is worth 76 billion.  Yet, you don’t see their name in the above list. 

To all people, especially those that get tripped up by the grubby hands of hypocrisy, to remember the words of Jesus Christ: 

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess”  (Matt 23:25).

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness” (Matt 23:27).

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a presence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation” (Matt 23:14).

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves” (Matt 23:15). 

…the Book of 2 Peter.

1 Peter 4 – The Christian Suffering & The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ

The catch phrase on this is that these records are gathered by Astral Projection/Hypnosis/Channeled.
This is a technique which opens the subconscious to the habitation of other entities, namely demons!

Next, I would like to highlight the ‘Universal Supercomputer’ subject.

When researching for the series of the individual articles on various Ascended Masters, I came across several pieces of channeled material in which the person describes a supercomputer. Even calling Ashtar a supercomputer if I remember correctly.

I believe these is such an item. I believe it to be immense, and it is used to keep track of their activities on a multidimensional level. These entities are intelligent but ultimately Satan wants full control of their works. Is the Akashic Records, this same device?

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 Jn 4:1).

The above scripture is what intelligent people do, but it’s not prerequisite in regards to going to heaven.  Yet, not believing is nonsense.

I received an e-mail about an ex-hypocrite, from the place that I think deserves the title “City of Sin” – Hollywood.  So tomorrow we’ll look at…

1 Peter 4
The Christian Suffering

1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;

2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

“To the lusts of men, but to the will of God” – now that Christ’s attitude prevails, God’s will is the determining factor in life.

3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:

5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.

The Aquarian Gospel makes the following claims:
The revelation of the Aquarian Gospel was prophesied 2,000 years ago by Elihu, who conducted a school of the prophets in Zoan, Egypt.

He said thus: “This age will comprehend but little of the works of Purity and Love; but not a word is lost, for in the Book of God’s Remembrance a registry is made of every thought and word and deed.

And When The world is ready to receive, lo, God will send a messenger to open up the book and copy from its sacred pages all the messages of Purity and Love. – Aquarian Gospel 7:25-26.

This is so ridiculous and evil.

“Him that is ready to judge” – in the New Testament both the Father and the Son are said to be judge on the great, final judgment day.

“The quick and the dead” – those alive and those dead when the final judgment day dawns.

I believe I will be one of the living when Jesus returns, but I have no evidence or knowledge of this, just a feeling or maybe a hope.

6 For this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

“For this cause” – the reason referred to is expressed in the latter part of  the verse (in the “that” clause), not in the preceding verse.

“Was…preached also to them that are dead” – that is, to those who are now dead.  This preaching was a past event.  The preaching was done not after these people had died, but while they were still alive.  There will be no opportunity for pp to be saved after death – Heb 9:27.

“Be judged according to men in the flesh” – the first reason that the gospel was preached to those now dead.  Some say that this judgment is that to which all people must submit, either in this life (see Jn 5:24) or in the life to come (see v. 5).

The gospel is preached to people in this life so that in Christ’s death they may receive judgment now and avoid judgment to come. 

Others hold that these people are judged according to human standards by the pagan world, which does not understand why God’s people no longer follow its sinful way of life (see vv. 2-4).

I agree with the first one.  God is going to judge everyone in the end, but only punish the pagans, not the believers, Jesus’ church.  As Psalm 1 says:

“The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

There are 18 years of Jesus’ life missing in the Bible (ages 12–30). The Aquarian Gospel documents these 18 years as a time when Jesus travels to the centers of wisdom in India.

How do they know where Jesus was? As far as anyone knows He was shopping at Wal-Mart. That makes as much sense as Levi H. Dowling’s foolish book.

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, or sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish” (Ps 1:4-6).

“But live according to God in the spirit” – the second reason that the gospel was preached to those now dead.  Some believe this means that all gospel preaching has as its goal that the hearers may live as God lives – eternally – and that this life is given by the Holy Ghost.

Others maintain that it means that the ultimate reason for the preaching of the gospel is that God’s people, even though the wicked world may abuse them and put them to death, will have eternal life, which the Holy Spirit imparts.

They sound the same to me.

7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

“The end…is at hand” – anticipating the end times, particularly Christ’s return, should influence believers’ attitudes, actions and relationships (see 2 Pet 3:11-14).

All people, including those that are saved, should spend time with God every day.  Yet, some won’t be able to find the time because they’ll be watching Oprah instead or listening to the lies that Obama tells the world.

“Sober” – that is, “of a sober spirit.” Christians are to be characterized by reason; are to make wise, mature decisions; and are to have a clearly defined, decisive purpose in life – see Gal 5:23.

8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

“Charity” – The wealthy do not actually comprehend the meaning or definition of charity.  When they hear charity they think, “Tax write off.”

Reincarnation exists and karma (“You reap what you sow”) is the explanation for various injustices.
Reincarnation allows people to settle debts they have incurred in past lives.

Humanity has forgotten God and is currently working its way back to fully remembering God.
Time is separated into ages. These ages last approximately 2,000 years.

We are now nearing the start of the Aquarian Age (December 21, 2012).

All souls will eventually mature and evolve towards the perfect, like Jesus the Christ.

No soul is ever abandoned by God.

These are some of the lies the New Age tells about and many, many people believe that.

It’s obvious that people that get caught up in the New Age have not read the Bible.

9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

“Partakers of Christ’s sufferings” – Peter once rebelled against the idea that Christ would suffer (Matt 16:21-23).

See, the devil even stuck on Peter and that is why Paul says to “always” wear the full armor of God (Eph 6:11-17).

14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.

“Busybody” – a busybody is not someone that is investigating someone else for good cause, like a detective trying to solve a crime, or a psychologist trying to help someone control the confusion in their head.

A busybody are those that are paid the most for gossiping, such as the media, Oprah, and the like.

16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

“The end be of them that obey not the gospel” – if God brings judgment on His own people, how much more serous will the judgment be that He will bring on unbelievers.

18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (full title: The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ: The Philosophic and Practical Basis of the Religion of the Aquarian Age of the World and of the Church Universal) is a book by Levi H. Dowling, first published in 1908.

He said he had transcribed the text of the book from the Akashic records, a purported compendium of mystical knowledge supposedly encoded in a non-physical plane of existence.

In the later 20th century, it was adopted by New Age spiritual groups.

The title is derived from the practice in astrology of naming time periods in terms of constellations and their dominant positions in the sky, according to the earth’s axial precession. In that system, the Age of Aquarius is approaching.

This fits right into the whole twisted saga of the false messiah. That these people not only made their own doctrines but they indeed made their own church to compliment it. I would expect nothing less.

The Aquarian Gospel one of the many false teachings. It does not give an accurate account of the life and true teachings of Jesus Christ.

There are several books that claim to tell about the parts of Jesus’ life that are “missing” from the Bible. None of these are credible as only the Word of God is infallible and accurately portrays Jesus’ life and teachings.

Titus Flavis Josephus, the most believed Jewish Historian, writes about Jesus’ life in his book “Antiquities of the Jews.” Yet, he didn’t tell of anything that is not in the Bible. 

Therefore, since almost everything he has written about has been proven by other historians, I don’t’ believe any books about Jesus.

Many people try to take the truth of the Bible and distort it. This is the work of the enemy. The Aquarian Gospel is a contradictory mixture of Christian Science, New Age and occult beliefs.

Some of the material in the Aquarian Gospel is borrowed from the ancient Gospel of James also known as Infancy Gospel of James or the Protoevangelium of James. 

The book says it was written by James, the brother of Jesus, but has been proven wrong. The entire book is a well-known forgery from the early years of the church.  Probably written by some Pharisee of Catholic.

The first proof that this is a FALSE religion is that the Bible SPECIFICALLY tells us not to use the stars as a practice of worship. The title of this ‘gospel’ should have been the first clue.
The second PROOF that this is a FALSE religion is that Jesus Christ, is NEVER, not once referred to as Jesus the Christ. Ever.

There are many contradictions and inaccuracies in the Aquarian Gospel. The book begins with a historical inaccuracy: “Augustus Caesar reigned and Herod Antipas was ruler in Jerusalem.” Antipas actually ruled in Galilee, never in Jerusalem.

A crucial problem with the Aquarian Gospel concerns its idea as to the source of Jesus’ teachings. If Jesus obtained His wisdom from the masters of India, Greece, and other countries, then why don’t His teachings reflect it?

The teachings of Jesus, as recorded in the Biblical Gospels, are in direct conflict with every central belief of Hinduism, Buddhism, and the other religions with which He supposedly came into contact according to the Aquarian Gospel.

The Biblical Gospels give us a firsthand account of the life and ministry of Jesus, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit:

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16).

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ by Levi H. Dowling, said he had transcribed the text of the book from the Akashic records, a compendium of mystical knowledge supposedly encoded in a non-physical plane of existence.
In the later 20th century, it was adopted by New Age spiritual groups.

The Akashic Records are described as containing all the knowledge of human experience and the history of the cosmos.

They are metaphorically described as a library; other analogies commonly found in discourse on the subject include a “universal supercomputer” and the “Mind of God”.

People who describe the records assert that they are constantly updated automatically and that they can be accessed through astral projection or under deep hypnosis.

The Aquarian Gospel is a false portrait of the life of Christ. It is not based upon any historical records or eyewitness testimony but rather upon the recollections of an ancient forgery and the imagination of a 19th century writer.

 It has no value whatsoever in providing new or accurate information on the life of Christ. It has no historical basis and should not be taken seriously.

The Peter warns us many times about false prophets and false teachings.

“But here were false prophets also among the people, even as here shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall being in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 2:1).

Satan is a deceiver and will try all sorts of things to bring people away from the true message of the cross.

We must compare every teaching with Scripture, and if it does not agree, then we reject it for what we know it is false teaching.

 …I was a paid hypocrite.

1 Peter 3 – The Husband and the Wife & The New Age Movement Explained

Antichrist, and the age of Aquarius.
People are under the impression that it means a future of free love, and humanitarianism. But if we look at astro-theology and astrology I really think it really means something else.

The man holding the cherub. Which represents the fixed sign Aquarius, and the gospel of Matthew on this church, and I believe this man is the symbol of the anticrhist.(circled in the picture) or age of Aquarius.

In the Age of Aquarius, you can expect to see a restrictive (Saturn) technocracy (Uranus) in my opinion.

If you read any of the science magazines and tech magazines you will see why I believe this. The technologies that are currently out there like drones, high power satellites , human cloning, 3D printers, droids, and bots etc point to this.

What’s going to happen is what God has already planned, it has nothing to do with the planets or anything else.

Since the New Age Movement had been created by Ancient Man (B.C.) it has many different aspects, new avenues, but the below information is the basics. 

In Philippians 3 I had talked about the Astrological Ages, primary the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius because some say that we are in the Age of Pisces and have been since the birth of Christ.  

Others say we are in the Age of Aquarius and others say that we are in the Age of Pisces and are moving into the Age of Aquarius. 

Nobody knows for certain what Astrological Age we are in, not that it matters because it’s not real.  Yet, with all these psychics you would think they would all know, wouldn’t you? 

I’m glad that I’m with Jesus because Satan doesn’t know if he’s coming or going, can’t even get his stupid cronies in order, but he does know he’s going to hell forever. 

So tomorrow we are going to look at… 

1 Peter 3
The Husband and the Wife

1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; 

“Likewise, ye wives” – as believers are to submit to governments and as slaves are to submit to masters. 

“Be in subjection” – a Greek term that calls for submission to a recognized authority.  In ferocity is not implied by this passage.  The submission is one of role or function necessary for the orderly operation of the home.

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This is how the New Age takes people away from Jesus. It includes God and moves His divinity to self.

“Without word” – believing wives are not to rely on argumentation to win their unbelieving husbands, but on the quality of their lives.  “Action speak louder than words.”

2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.

“Chaste conversation coupled with fear” – their lives are to be marked by a moral purity that springs from reverence toward God.

3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

“Hair…gold” – extreme coiffures and gaudy exhibits of jewelry.  Christian women should not rely on such extremes of adornment of beauty.

4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

“Whose daughters…not afraid” – Christian women become daughters of Sarah as they become like her in doing good and in not fearing any potential disaster, but trusting in God.

7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals which were an integral part of ancient Egyptian society.

It centered on the Egyptians’ interaction with many deities who were believed to be present in, and in control of, the forces and elements of nature.

The practices of Egyptian religion were efforts to provide for the gods and gain their favor.

Formal religious practice centered on the pharaoh, the king of Egypt.

Although a human, the Pharaoh was believed to be descended from the gods.

He acted as the intermediary between his people and the gods, and was obligated to sustain the gods through rituals and offerings so that they could maintain order in the universe.

The state dedicated enormous resources to Egyptian rituals and to the construction of the temples.

“Weaker vessel” – not a reference to moral stamina, strength of character or mental capacity, but most likely to sheer physical strength.

8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

3:8-12 – in 2:11-17 Peter addressed all his readers, and in 2:18-25 he spoke directly to slaves; in 3:1-6 he addressed wives, and in 3:7 husbands.  Now he encourages all his readers to develop virtues appropriate in their relations which others.

9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

3:10-12 – Peter introduces this quotation from Ps 34 with the explanatory conjunction “For,” showing that he views the quotation as giving reasons for obeying the exhortation of v. 9.

According to the Psalmist, 

(1) the one who does such things will find life to be most gratifying (v. 10),
(2) his days will be good (v. 10),
(3) God’s eyes will ever be on him to bless him (v. 12), and
(4) God’s ears will be ready to hear his prayer (v. 12).

11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;

15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

“Give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason” – this is an act that most politicians and false teachers, such as Obama and Rick Warren cannot do.

Yet, if a person cannot give an answer it does not always mean they are not Christians, it just means that they are weak Christians, i.e., they fear man more than God, or they lack knowledge of God.

16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

“They may be ashamed” – because their slander is shown to be obviously untrue and because the believer’s loving attitude puts the opponent’s bitterness in a bad light.

They should be ashamed, but not because you spoke the truth, but because they spoke against.  And no matter how much they speak against you, continue to stand up for Jesus Christ.

17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.

18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

“Quickened by the Spirit” – “Spirit” is capitalized here to indicate that Christ was raised up by the Holy Spirit, through which at an early time, He “went and preached unto the spirits” which are now in prison.

19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

“The like figure whereunto even baptism” – there is a double figure here.  The Noah’s flood symbolizes baptism, and baptism symbolizes salvation in that it depicts Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and our identification with Him. 

Baptism is your way of honoring Jesus Christ, showing the world that He is number one in your life.  Baptism is not needed to be saved nor can it save you.

For example, let’s say you buy an airplane ticket to visit Rome.  It symbolizes that you have a seat on that flight, but if you don’t get on the plane you can’t say you visited Rome.

22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

The New Age Movement Explained

New Age Lies

Definition 

The New Age Movement (NAM) is both a religious and a social movement.
In fact, Western culture is currently experiencing a phenomenal, spiritual, ideological, and sociological shift.

It is a religious world view that is alien and hostile to Christianity.

It’s a multi-focused, multi-faceted synthesis, in varying degrees, of the Far Eastern, mystical religions, mainly Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Western Occultism, adapted to and influenced by Western, materialistic culture.

It sometimes appears in secularized forms.

The New Age Movement consists of an incredibly huge and well organized network consisting of thousands of groups, trusts, foundations, clubs, lodges, and religious groups whose goal and purpose is to prepare the world to enter the coming “Age Of Aquarius.”

The New Age is about One World Order.

The “New Age” Movement (NAM), sometimes also referred to as the “Human Potential Movement.”

A loosely connected network of people, groups, activities and practices which, according to its adherents, purportedly foster and produce a vast array of beneficial results:

* Spiritual and personal growth,
* Financial success,
* Improvement in relationships,
* Physical and psychological healing,
* Individual and global peace,
* Stabilization of the environment, and
* Other controlling factors.

Background

The NAM of America was born during the rebellious 1960’s when all traditional institutions and values, especially in relation to the Church and the family were under attack.

The forerunner and vanguard of the New Age was the “Peace Movement” of the 1960’s which condemned traditional morality. 

The NAM also drew from Radical Environmentalism, Radical Feminism and Feminist spirituality of the 1970’s while it gained popularity around the world.

Today the NAM has been able to successfully infiltrate almost every major institution, both religious and secular.

Appearance of Good/Reality of Evil

The NAM, on the surface, appears to be a good thing. It promises global peace, health, personal and spiritual growth, and environmental stability.

However, the methods it promotes to achieve these goals are cleverly hidden beneath this benevolent surface appearance.

A closer scrutiny reveals a dark, sinister methodology for drawing people away from Jesus Christ and towards individualism, and the religious practices of pagans, belief in reincarnation, and the power of the “Self”.

Nevertheless, the NAM, on the surface, does not deny the existence of Jesus Christ – to do so would scare off most Christians in an instant. Instead, clever syntax is applied, while traditional aspects of our faith are redefined.

The 60s Peace Movement & the Slump
Battle of Hippy Culture, Civil Rights & Communist Hatred

The 1960s saw the growth of the peace movement which was anti-war and about people getting along, very much a ‘You & Me‘ mentality.

Woodstock is seen by many as the icon of the peace movement, is it a coincidence it took place in 1969 after an overall multi-decade up-trend in stocks which was topping?

For example, Oprah speaks highly of her Christian faith, but Jesus Christ is not the primary topic, self-help is even though Jesus says,

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (Jn 15:1, 5).

Each of the above listed “benefits” of the New Age Movement is a proposition to hook people into their evil plot. 

The members of NAM that prosper with said benefits are succeeding through a different vine, the devil, and their benefits are only temporary.

Jesus Christ becomes less than what He is, God, and instead is relegated to becoming one of a number of “Spiritual  Guides” or “Ascended Masters” who were mere humans who “evolved” into higher beings after discovering and using “ancient wisdom.”

Indeed, the NAM promises that any individual can attain this status through “Self Realization” or “Higher Consciousness” of the fact of one’s own “Higher Self”, “God-Self”, or “Divinity”.   

Essentially, each individual can become God.

The Bible does not say we will become gods, but the New Age twists scriptures to fit into the idea, the Mormon Bible teaches the same (we’ll look into that during the Book of 1 John), as do other false organizations.

Similarly the African-American Civil Rights Movement took place during the boom which resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1968, a culmination of progress for equality throughout the boom period.

In the 1970s, a period of economic uncertainty, the peace movement faded away along with the African American Civil Rights Movement.

I have read quite a bit about Martin Luther King Jr., but not all, and it seems that he wasn’t fighting for New World Order, but he also was not about equality, or God.

It appears to me that his goal was for the black race to take over the white race.

One of the pet phrases in scripture that world religions use to support the various doctrines claiming that humans can become divine is “you are gods”.

This is found several places in scripture.  However, this can and often is twisted into unbiblical meanings and used to confuse those who value the Bible as authoritative.

This is used to persuade people that the Bible supports their “you are god” theory.

“And LORD said to Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet” (Ex 7:1).

Pharaoh was the highest god in ancient Egypt’s pagan religious world. They had gods for everything. Some gods had higher powers than others.

The Egyptians believed that it was necessary to appease all the gods so that their wives could be fertile, their crops would yield harvest, the rains would come in season, and so on. 

Therefore, what God was saying is that I will make you more powerful than the Pharaoh’s false gods, which He did when Moses performed the 10 plagues upon the Egyptian land (Ex. 7:19-11:5).

There are other scriptures that can be twisted, to make people believe they could become gods and the sad humor of it all is that people actually believe that people can become gods within themselves, even though Jesus made it quite clear that it is not possible:

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him” (Jn 13:16).

Radical environmentalism, is a grassroots branch of the larger environmental movement that emerged from an ecocentrism-based frustration with the co-option of mainstream environmentalism.
It is the ideology behind the radical environmental movement.

The worldviews, activities, and agendas of radical environmentalism, a movement whose goal is not the advancement of human health, human happiness, and human life, but rather the creation of a world where “nature” is deemed to have “intrinsic value” that ought to be revered for its own sake, irrespective of any benefit to mankind.

Radical environmentalists espouse “deep ecology,” which asserts that the environment is an end in itself and that man is an intruder – if not a rapist and despoiler – who should have no greater priority than any other species.

From this axiom, they reason that any human action that changes the environment is necessarily immoral.

God is our Creator, even the New Age Movement agrees with that, so we cannot be gods.  Of course, Ancient Man had believed in many gods and some were more powerful than others. 

But in all actuality, there is one God and there will be no other.  And God Himself told Isaiah that:

“For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else” (Is 45:5).

No person will ever become a god, but the Christian becomes more than just a man, we are the “sons of God” and that is more than we need or deserve.

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 Jn 3:2).

Of course, people don’t have to be in a foolish cult to think they are god, a good example of that is our wonderful president, and many other politicians and movie stars.

Forbidden Fruit

The NAM is riddled with occult and other forbidden practices which make up the:

* Ancient wisdom, including
* Mediumship,
* Channeling,
* Divination,
* Astrology,
* Consulting 
spirits of the dead,
* Tarot cards,
* Crystals,
* Palm reading,
* Ouija boards,
* Psychic powers,
* Yoga,
* Transcendental meditation,
* Rose poetry,
* Past-life regression, etc.
 

According to Shanzeh Khurram
Man-hater. Fanatic. Extremist. These are the terms I usually hear when I tell people that I’m a radical feminist.

It’s as if being a feminist has become synonymous with being someone who hates men and wants to establish matriarchy.

Most people don’t understand what feminism stands for, and they don’t realize how important it is.

Feminism is about gaining equal rights and opportunities for women, and allowing women to have control over their lives and bodies.

At a time when women are sexualized and objectified in so many cultures, feminism is also about empowering women and young girls.

While there are many different branches of feminism, the main aim of most of these strands is equality.

For example, Marxist feminists, postmodern feminists, and liberal feminists may differ in their approach and domain, but their ultimate goals are freedom and equality for women.

Feminists can be sex positive or anti-pornography.

Feminists can be straight, bisexual, pansexual, asexual or gay.

Feminists can also be men, since any person- male or female- who wants equal opportunities for both sexes is a feminist.

Some feminists are tomboys, while others love to dress up and are ultra-feminine.

There is no one stereotype that all feminists fit into.

I stand up for women to be treated equally, but homosexuality is against God (Rom 1:1-32).

God spoke to Moses about such practices:

“Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor fortune teller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner, or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead. Anyone who does such

things is an abomination to the Lord” (Deut 18:10-12).

As I said, Oprah and other New Agers say they are Christians, but then they disobey God.  You are with God or you aren’t.  It’s like being pregnant, you can’t be sort of pregnant, you are or you aren’t. 

Also, Jesus doesn’t allow anyone to be on the sideline, like the atheists think they are.  You are with Him or you are against Him.

“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad” (Matt 12:30). 

Aside from God writing it in the Ten Commandments (Ex 20:4), He flat out told Moses, 

“Do not turn aside to idols, nor make molten gods for yourselves. I, the Lord, am your God” (Lev 19:4). 

I guess the Catholics missed that part. 

Paul’s warning was good then and it certainly is today: 

“The Spirit says clearly that some men will abandon their faith in later times. They will obey lying spirits and follow the teaching of demons” (1 Tim 4:1). 

These lying spirits, I don’t believe they are aliens, but fallen angels, the devil’s boyfriends.  Yet, we can see in the Bible that angels can take the form of people.

Therefore, we must assume that not all speakers are actually people, but what is known as “shape shifters,” and we will talk about them and similar mythologies also in the 1 Book of John.  

I’m not sure if, according to English grammar, if shape shifter should be capitalized or not, but it doesn’t matter because to me they don’t deserve to be capitalized.  

When I speak of Satan I capitalize it only because it’s a proper noun, and I am not capitalizing him, just the name. 

I never capitalize the word devil, unless it’s the first word of the sentence, because to me capitalizing a title means that they deserve it and you respect them. 

Can you think of any possible shape shifters?  I certainly can. 

Despite the clear implications of such practices, an increasing number of people are abandoning their true faith to follow some or many aspects of the NAM.

People today are replacing God with evil spirits and pagan gods, just as the ancient Israelites and Egyptians did during the time of Moses. 

The seductions are subtle, but at its core is Satan himself. He is promising, just as he did in the Garden of Eden, that the forbidden fruit will make us gods. 

“No Sin, No Hell” 

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Problems Ouroboros: Eternal Symbol of Endings and Beginnings
The symbol of a snake curved in a circle and eating its own tail is goes back to Ancient Egypt, appears in old Alchemy drawings and can be found today on album covers and tattoos.

Secret societies have also used this symbol throughout the centuries.

In the simplest of terms, the Ouroboros symbolizes the eternal cycle of life. In many traditions, the circle represents wholeness, or One-ness, because a circle has no beginning or end.

(This is part of the symbolism behind the wedding band, but that’s another topic for another day).

The Ouroboros snake appears to have a beginning (head) and an ending (tail), but since these are joined together, it points to the fact that the two are actually one in the same.

Here, the “ending” is really a new beginning and the cycle starts over again.

The concepts of sin and hell do not exist in the NAM. Reincarnation and “ascension” are the explanations given by the NAM. 

“Original blessing” replace the concept of original sin, and Man’s fall from grace is now termed Man’s “ascension”. 

The redemptive power of the cross is no longer needed, and in this way Jesus’ Crucifixion is no longer meaningful and can therefore be totally ignored. 

Some aspects of the “New Age” depersonalize Jesus Christ by referring to a “Christ Consciousness” (Eckankar) – who came through various persons throughout the ages, or a “Cosmic Christ” (Rosecrusianism). 

And this sort of coincides with the Catholic’s ridiculous Purgatory 

Evil Spirits in Disguise 

Some of these are shape shifters. 

Satan, as well as the other evil spirits, are fallen angels who turned away from God.

Yet they have the power to appear to people as benevolent. Saint Paul warns,

“Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Cor 11:14). 

What appears to some New Agers to be a “Divine Light” is, in reality, the “Shining Darkness” of Satan. 

Despite the attractiveness, and apparent concern shown by these “Spirit Guides”, these spirits will ultimately lead to spiritual oppression and other forms of spiritual destruction here on Earth, and possibly serious consequences in the life to come. 

Truth = Jesus Christ 

Christians need to become more aware of the lures and traps of the NAM in order to avoid them. We must reject the lies and false promises of Satan’s NAM, and give ourselves completely to the Truth that is Jesus Christ.  

Satan wishes to rule the world, but God will ultimately triumph. He alone is our hope and our salvation. 

New Age Vocabulary 

Below are a few Christian terms that the New Age has twisted and perverted, along with a few terms unique to the New Age lexicon. Author Texe Marrs has taken the liberty of revealing the hidden New Age meaning of each. 

God: can be referred to either as she or he, mother or father, god or goddess. Most New Age teachers hold that Mother Earth, the sun, the moon, and the stars – indeed all of nature – can be worshipped as “god.” 

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Christ: A reincarnated avatar, Messiah, or messenger sent from the “hierarchy” (see Angels below) to give the living on earth spiritually advanced revelation. 

The New Age contends that Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius, Jesus, and many others were “Christ’s,” but one greater than all of them will soon come to usher in the New Age. To the Christian, this coming New Age “Christ” is, in fact, the Antichrist. 

Angels: More frequently called “Ascended Masters, masters of  Wisdom, Ancient masters, spirit guides, inner guides, spirit counsellors, one’s Higher Self, the Self, Superbeings, aeons, muses or walkins.” 

Collectively called the “hierarchy.” Whichever term is used, the discerning Christian will recognize these shadowy entities not as “angels”, but as demons. 

Born Again (Rebirth): Personal or Planetary transformation and healing. The point at which a New Age believer “let’s go” and allows his Higher Self or Inner Guide (translated: demons) to guide and direct his life. Some New Agers describe this as Kundalini, a Hindu term meaning “serpent power.” 

The Second Coming: It is claimed that at the Second Coming a New Age believer achieves “Christ Consciousness,” an exalted, higher state in which he is spiritually transformed into a divine being. 

This phrase also can mean the appearance on earth of the New Age messiah, or “Christ.” and his hierarchy of demons. 

Heaven/Kingdom of God: The New Age, or Aquarian Age (we’re going to discuss this tomorrow), is expected to be the era when heaven and the Kingdom of God are realized on earth.

The reincarnated “Christ” (the Antichrist) is to reign over the new Age, bringing in a One World Religion and consolidating all nations into a Global New World Order or one monolithic government. 

Hell: New Agers deny the existence of hell and a judgment. They also deny that sin and evil exist. God is alleged to be beyond good and evil.

…the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2 – Christ Our Corner Stone & Can You Lose Your Salvation?

The New Age is not new, it comes from ancient times, I had talked about it in Ezekiel 47 and in James 4 when I pointed out the wickedness of Oprah, but tomorrow we’ll explain…

1 Peter 2
Christ Our Corner Stone

“For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God” (Heb 3:4).

1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,

5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

“Lively stones” – believers are not literal pieces of rock, but are persons.  In addition, they derive their life from Christ, who is the original living Stone to whom they have come.

“Spiritual house” – the house is spiritual in a metaphorical sense, but also in that it is formed and indwelt by the Spirit of God.

“Spiritual sacrifices” – the New Testament refers to a variety of offerings: bodies offered to God (Rom 12:1), offerings of money or material goods (Phil 4:18; Heb 13:16), sacrifices of praise to God (Heb 13:15) and sacrifices of doing good (Heb 13:15).

“Acceptable to God” – through the work of our Mediator, Jesus Christ.  Believers are living stones that make up a spiritual temple in which, as a holy priesthood, they offer up spiritual sacrifices.

Not living bodies.

6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

“For no one can lay a foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 3:11).

7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

“Wherefore also they were appointed” – some see here an indication that some people are destined to fall and be lost.

Others say that unbelievers are destined to be lost because God in His foreknowledge saw them as unbelievers. 

Still others hold that Peter means that unbelief is destined to result in eternal destruction.

I agree with the second group of people because of Eze 33:11, Jn 3:16.

9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

“Chosen generation” – as Israel was called God’s chosen people in the Old Testament, so in the New Testament believers are designated as chosen, or elect.

“A peculiar people” – see Deut 4:20, 7:6, 14:2; Is 43:21; Mal 3:17.  Though once not the people of God, they are now the recipients of God’s mercy.

10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Hos 1:6, 9; 2:21, 22; Rom 9:25-26.  In Hosea it is Israel who is not God’s people;’ in Romans it is the Gentiles wow home Paul applies Hosea’s words.; in 1 Peter the words are applied to both.

11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

“Good works, which they shall behold” – deeds that can be seen to be good (cf. Matt 5:16) – but don’t flaunt it.

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

2:13-3:6 – Peter urges that Christians submit to all legitimate authorities, whether or not the persons exercising authority are believers or not. 

The disobedient will perish.

14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

“Silence the ignorance” – good citizenship counters false charges made against Christians and thus commends the gospel to unbelievers.

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

“Free” – does not authorize rebellion against constituted authority, but urges believers freely to submit to God and to earthly authorities (as long as such submission does not conflict with the law of God).

“For a cloke of maliciousness” – genuine freedom is the freedom to serve God, a freedom exercised under law.  Liberty is not license to do as we please.

Without faith the walls will fall.

17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

“Honor all men” because every human being bears the image of God, at least until Jesus returns.

18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

“Conscience toward God” – as submission to duly constituted authority is “for the Lord’s sake” so one will submit to the point of suffering unjustly if it is God’s will.

20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently?  But if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

“Christ also suffered for us” – Christ is the supreme example of suffering evil for doing good.

22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

Scripture declares the sinlessness of Christ in the clearest of terms, allowing for no exception.

23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Can You Lose Your Salvation?

The Fall of Man
The Temptation (1425-8) Relief sculpture around the Main Doorway of the San Petronio Church, Bologna.

Many believe that once you are saved you cannot lose it.  Don’t believe it because there is no place in the Bible that says that.

If you try and manipulate God the devil will slip in and take advantage of the opportunity and destroy you, as he did with Eve.

“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons” (Gen 3:1-7).

Verse 7 directly above is the first sign in the Bible that mankind was doomed.

It is impossible to work God, I have years of experience in trying that.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting” (Gal 6:7-8).

I’m going to give you three examples of people that lost their salvation and then at the end I will show you what the Bible says.

Billy Graham he accepted Jesus Christ at the age of 16 (1934) and at the age of 29 he began his crusades (400 in 185 countries and territories on six continents). 

Graham led a lot of people to Christ, but did he save them is the question?  As the saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.”

I don’t know when, but somewhere down the line he began promoting the teachings of the Catholic faith which is against God and therefore salvation was not there.

It does not matter how often or how much you speak up for Jesus “IF” you also tell lies, e.g., preach the words of the Catholic faith or anything other than the absolute truth of the gospel.

For example: You buy a car which is made to run on petrol gasoline and you fill it with diesel. 

If you had a gas tank full of diesel fuel, the fuel injectors in your engine would inject the diesel fuel into the engine’s cylinders. The spark plugs would fire, but nothing would happen after that.

“Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils” (1 Cor 10:21).

Rick Warren – born in 1954 and began his full ministry at the age of 19 (1973).  In April 1980 Warren held Saddleback Church’s first public service with 200 people in attendance.

In 1995 the current Worship Center was completed, with a seating capacity of 3,500. A multi-million dollar children’s ministry building and a staff office building were completed over the next few years.

In June 2008, a $20 million student ministry facility called the “Refinery” was completed, housing the “Wildside” middle school and “HSM” high school ministries, consisting of 1,500 students.

Saddleback Church averages nearly 20,000 people in attendance each week.

In regards to abortion, Warren says that abortions should be “rare.”  So what he’s saying is, “Let’s just kill a couple babies.”  Obviously assuming that would be okay with God even though God says:

“Thou shalt not kill” (Ex 20:13) – He’s talking about murder, execution due to punishment is allowed, Jesus did not change that.

In regards to same-sex marriage, it appears that Warren is against gay marriages. 

Piers Morgan of CNN, asked, “Can you see a time where not just you but other Christian preachers and indeed the Catholic Church and others say, You know what? Actually, real equality means everyone has the same right to get married, gay or straight.”

The Bible is very clear when it says,

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Pet 3:15).

Meaning, we are to stand up for the law of God and boldly speak in His behave.

But Warren answered the question with, “I cannot see that happening in my life. I fear the disapproval of God more than I fear your disapproval or the disapproval of society.”

That’s not the right answer, the answer is in regards to gay marriage and equality, there is no equality for the gays because it is against God.

But this is not really where Rick Warren may have lost his salvation, if he did, because he’s not speaking against God, he’s just being weak.

But he is now trying to promote a new One World Order religion known as Chrislam.

Warren is trying to bring the Christians and Muslims together, stating that we all worship the same god.  That is against Jesus Christ and in the end He will say:

“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 will 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 will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matt 7:21-23).

Rick Warren is a Best Selling Author and I know of one of his books, “The Purpose Driven Life.”  There is only a part of a small chapter that I disagree with.  For I do recommend it for non-believers or new Christian.

Oprah Winfrey I don’t know if Oprah has ever been saved, but if she was she has lost her salvation.

It doesn’t matter how good you are to people, or in regards to Oprah, let me say it doesn’t matter how well you help people as you manipulate them.  If you are not with Jesus you will go to hell.

As Mark says,

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” (Mk 8:36).

Oprah is of the devil, she promoted the book, “The Secret,” by Rhonda Byrne, she endorsed Obama (a Muslim), and defies Jesus Christ trying to lead people to become members of the New Age.

Warren is in the process of destroying 20,000 souls a week.  Oprah is in doing her best to destroy 7.4 million a day.

If Oprah has never been saved, and I doubt she ever was, and I understand God correctly then she can still be saved.  But once you are saved and you lose it, you can’t get it back.

“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries” (Heb 10:26-27).

“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame” (Heb 6:4-6).

…the New Age Movement.

1 Peter 1 – The Risen Christ & The Mathematics of God

To obtain salvation you have to accept the gift of God’s love.

In the last chapter of James I showed you God’s simple plan for us to be saved.  

I  also told you that many people do not believe you can lose your salvation, so tomorrow we’ll answer the question…

1  Peter 1
The Risen Christ

Pontus’s human history began in 350 B.C., when a group of Corinthian settlers, who had been driven out of their Sicilian settlement and displaced into the world of Micras, landed at the current site of Thalassapolis.
They selected a site about 3-4 km inland from their landing point, as was common practice in establishing a Greek settlement during this period, providing the ideal balance between protection from a seaborne landing and having trade access to the sea.

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

“Strangers” – people temporarily residing on earth but whose home is in heaven (cf. 1 Chr 29:15; Ps 39:12; Heb 13:14).

Scattered throughout Pontus…Bithynia” – Jewish and Gentle Christians scattered throughout much of Asia Minor.  People from this area were in Jerusalem on the day of  Pentecost.  Paul preached and taught in some of these provinces.

2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

“Father…Spirit…Jesus Christ” – all three persons of the Trinity are involved in the redemption of the elect.

“Sanctification” – see 2 Thess 2:13 – a necessary aspect of salvation, not something reserved for special Christians (see 1 Thess 3:13, 4:3).

The order of the terms employed suggests that the sanctifying work of the Spirit referred to here is the influence of the Spirit that draws one from sin toward holiness.

Temple of Augustus
Imagine an ancient Roman temple, which was built in around 20 BC. Then, the Roman Empire captured the Galatia Province, while the colours, the shapes and the size of the temple were main symbols of the area.

Nowadays, some thousands of years in the future, you can come across only a few remaining ruins of that bygone era.

Fortunately, they are well-preserved and they provide tempting opportunities to enjoy the wonderful ancient construction and architecture of the temple. This is the Temple of Augustus and it is located in the heart of Old Ankara – the district of Ulus.

Peter says it is “unto” (or “for”) obedience and sprinkling of Christ’s blood, i.e., the Spirit’s sanctifying leads to obedient saving faith and cleansing from sin (see 1 Cor 7:14).

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

“Lively hope” – in the Bible, hope is not wishful thinking, but a promise, a firm conviction, much like faith that is directed toward the future.

“Resurrection of Jesus Christ” – secures for His people their new birth and the hope/promise that they will be resurrected just as He was.

4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

“To an inheritance” – believers are born again not  only to a hope but also to the inheritance that is the substance of the hope.  The inheritance is eternal – in its essence (it is not subject to decay) and in its preservation (it is divinely kept for us).

5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

“By the power of God through faith” – there are two sides to the perseverance of the Christian.  He is shielded (1) by God’s power and (2) by his own faith.

Thus he is never kept contrary to his will nor apart from God’s activity.

6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:

Ancient stone houses, Cappadocia, Turkey
Many rock cut dwellings like this one were established in Cappadocia primarily as monastic communities.
Although Cappadocia makes its first entrance into history in the 6th century B.C. when it was a Persian satrapy, the origins of its unusual geology began in the Tertiary period some 50 million years ago.
Since that time, a series of eruptions from Mt. Erciyes and Mt. Hasan have spewed out tremendous quantities of volcanic material which solidified, and through the forces of erosion, the incredible tufa coned landscape was formed.

It is with the advent of Christianity, however, that Cappadocia becomes of interest to the average contemporary tourist.

The Romans took control of the region in 17 A.D. and it came under Christian influence with St. Paul passing through on his way to Ancyra in the 4th century.

Those who were persecuted for their religious beliefs, and those who favored an ascetic existence in which hardship brought them closer to God sought refuge in the region.

These early Christians dug into the soft but firm rock to create dwellings, monasteries, and churches, as depicted in this photo, over hundreds of years In addition to being noted for its eroded landscape and cave dwellings, Cappadocia is best known for its cereals, potatoes, fruits and wine.

7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

“That the trial of your faith…might be found” – see Rom 5:3; Jas 1:2-4.  Not only is the faith in itself precious, but Peter’s words indicate that the trial of faith is also valuable.

This trial is ongoing and temptations that we defeat strengthens our faith.  Yet, it can also destroy us, which we will talk about tomorrow.

8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

“Spirit of Christ” – the Holy Ghost is called this because Christ sent Him (see Jn 16:7) and ministered through Him (see Lk 4:14, 18).

12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

“Holy Ghost sent down from heaven” – by Christ, on the day of Pentecost, at which Peter was present.  God the Father also sent the Spirit (Jn 14: 16, 26).

“Which things the angles desire to look into” – their intense desire is highlighted by the Greek word rendered “to look into.”  It means “to stoop and look intently” (see Jn 20:5, 11).

I had understood v. 12 to mean that the angels are, since they are not people, do not have access or association with the Holy Ghost like we do, but they know of His existence and therefore are curious about Him.

13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

“Be ye holy; for I am holy” – to be holy is to be set apart from the sin and impurity of the world.

17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

The Palace of King Jayavarman
On the right is the corner of the Terrace of the Elephants, which stretches away for some 350 m to the north.

To the west stand the remains of two temples, one of which can be seen here through the trees.

These temples, Baphuon (visible here, built in the mid-11th century) and Phimeankas, in the trees further to the right, pre-date Bayon and were incorporated into the palace complex built by King Jayavarman VII.

Most of the original palace structure was made of organic material (a fancy name for wood!) and has long since disappeared.

Most of what remains are the foundation platforms of the complex.

“Foreordained” – God knew before creation that it would be necessary for Christ to redeem man (cf. Rev 13:8),  but He has revealed Christ in these last times.  Or the Greek for “foreordained” may also be rendered “chose,” or “foreknown.”

The meaning would be that in eternity past God “chose” Christ as Redeemer.

21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.

“Born again…by the word of God” – the new birth comes from about through the direct action of the Holy Ghost (Tit 3:5), but the word of God also plays an important role (see Jas 1:18), for it presents the gospel to the sinner and calls on him to repent and believe in Christ.

Monument to Hannibal at Gebze (Kocaeli), Turkey
Near the ancient Libyssa, Bithynia
Reputed to be Hannibal’s burial place.

“Corruptible seed…incorruptible” – in this context the seed is doubtless the word of God, which is imperishable, living and enduring.

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

“Flesh is as grass” – see Ps 37:1-2, 103:13-15; Is 40:5-8.

25 But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

The Mathematics of God

Here is a video that shows you all that is listed below: The Beauty of Mathematics

At the beginning you will see the beauty of mathematics, the creator being God of course.

Then you will see the beauty of the symmetry of mathematics.

And last you will see how God in His wisdom put the alphabet and mathematics together to show us the mathematical spelling of Salvation.

1 x 8 + 1 = 9

12 x 8 + 2 = 98

123 x 8 + 3 = 987

1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876

12345 x 8 + 5 = 987 65

123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654

1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543

12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432

123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

 

1 x 9 + 2 = 11

12 x 9 + 3 = 111

123 x 9 + 4 = 1111

1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111

12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111

123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111

1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111

12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111

123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

 

9 x 9 + 7 = 88

98 x 9 + 6 = 888

987 x 9 + 5 = 8888

9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888

98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888

987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888

9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888

98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn’t it?

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1

11 x 11 = 121

111 x 111 = 12321

1111 x 1111 = 1234321

11111 x 11111 = 123454321

111111 x 111111 = 12345654321

1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321

11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321

111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Now, take a look at this…

101%

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say

they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where

someone wants you to GIVE OVER 100%.

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here’s a little mathematical formula that might help

Answer these questions:

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

H-A-R-D-W-O-R- K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

And:

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

But:

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F-G-O-D

12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and

Attitude will get you there,

It’s the Love of God that
will put you over the top!

Don’t misunderstand me.  You do not have to do anything for the “Love of God”, and the love of God is not a perk pertaining to Salvation.

God gave us His love from the very beginning of creation:

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom 5:8).

…can you lose your salvation?