To: 31,410 subscribers to, In home Churches of God; His view teaching. His 11th month, Sh’vat 12, 5,781. 1/25/21
According to Google in excess of 80,000 died from the flu, winters of 2017, 2018. People accepted plagues without flair. So called science and governments were not hipping up fear as today; is it that they’ve learned, fleshly minded people desire the worship of heroes who offer protection from disease? They’ve made Dr. Fauci a hero; he’s even more rigorously followed that professing Christians follow Jesus. If Jesus was followed as Fauci; we’d have no Corona’ 19 in our land. (Funny that no one is dying from the flu this year.) Did vaccines eradicate it? Fear is causing more harm than Corona’ 19.
I posted the above on face book, knowing it would get little attention. In part because fleshly people love their comfort zones, and humanity’s nature mimics regardless of heritage. Superstitions are the foundational bindings of religion and politics, and causes fear and hatred: particularly political and religious, without consideration of how opinions originate. Political arenas expressing hatred for one another, and the hero worship helps causes the spread of communist and authoritarian regimes.
Think about what people would be without God’s revealing knowledge. (1) People would lord over the weaker even more, and form enslaving bureaucracies. (2) Even more imaginary gods would be invented with evolving laws resulting in demonic divisions, hatred and wars. (3) Imaginary gods would be given even more credit for winning conflicts. (4) All people would become gods to selves, deciding what’s right, wrong, good and evil. (5) Satan would cause even more chaos, confusion, and animalistic life styles. Thank God for a few called out believers.
Israel’s failures are recorded for our benefit. They digressed to this world’s system of things when God released them from His directly rule. Professing Christianity is traveling down the same path, thinking God isn’t aware. They point to fleshly education’s increase, scientific advancement, and say all things continue as they were from the beginning of time. Thinking like Cain they say, ‘surely we’re pleasing God.’ Characterizations are that of Satan’s synagogues; NOT Christ Like. Who could possibly think these denominations calling themselves Christian are Christ like?
Common sense was lost when higher education began teaching against creation. (The fact that we have a capacity for learning, gain knowledge, and have inventive skills unlike other breathing critters, should prove we’re a special creation.) A majority of our so called educated don’t like facts. Admitting facts would diminish fleshly people’s desire to be, ‘little gods to themselves, and make imaginary gods to fit their imagination.’
Acknowledging our Creator is to believe in His righteousness, His laws, and plans for our future. Know He punishes disobedience, and decrees what’s sin. His righteousness makes the way for our saving, establishing order for His people, ‘His church.’ Jesus’ faith gifted to His apostle Paul led him to teach, that Jesus’ church is built on the foundation of the apostles, prophets and Himself the Cornerstone. (Eph 2:20-22; On that Cornerstone the whole building is being joined as it grows into a holy temple in the Lord, whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.)
Now back to Paul’s first letter to God’s Church at Corinth, explaining how God’s order is handed down to His people. It’s Godly love on display through His people. Study the whole before coming to conclusions.
(1Corinthians 14:33-36; As in all the churches of the Saints, the women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak. Rather, let them be in submissive, as in fact the law says. If they want to find out about something, they should ask their husbands at home, because it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in church. Did the word of God begin with you, or did it come to you alone?)
Reference to; ‘they’re not permitted to speak.’ Consider Paul’s teaching at chapter 11:2-16; where women are permission to pray or prophesy in the church. Paul did not intend silence to mean or prohibit women from speaking in the assembly, ‘but does mean;’ (authoritative teaching roles aren’t allowed as Paul indicated to Timothy.) (See 1Timothy 2: and Genesis 2:18. Paul’s continuance in chapter 14, sheds balanced light; ‘anyone means male or female, and prophesy means to teach.’
(1Cor 14:37-40; If anyone considers himself a prophet or spiritual person he should acknowledge that what I write to you is the Lord’s command. If someone does not recognize this, he is not recognized. So then, brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid anyone from speaking in tongues. And do everything in a decent and orderly manner.)
(PROVE all things, hold fast to that which is good. 1Thess 5:21.) Study the whole and be convinced in our own minds regarding all things, knowing that scripture interprets scripture, and a fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. (See Psalms 111:10) An obedient attitude toward the Lord is the fundamental principle for Godly living; all who carry out His precepts acquire good moral insight, and receive praise forever. Jesus’ apostle Peter puts this in perspective.
(2Peter 1:19-21; Moreover, we possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. You do well if you pay attention to this as you would to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.)
(Until the day dawn and the morning star rises in your hearts. MEANING? Let us be prayerfully patient in and about all things. Truth is revealed to each called out person in God’s timing. (Rather than debate; we should wait on revelation, wait and see that spiritual mentality is worth its price.)
(1Cor 15:1-11; Now I want to make clear for you, brothers and sisters, the gospel that I preached to you, that you received and on which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message I preached to you – unless you believed in vain. For I passed on to you as of first importance what I also received – that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the THIRD day according to the scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all as though to one born at the wrong time, He appeared to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me has not been in vain. In fact, I worked harder than all of them – yet not I, but the grace of God with me. Whether then it was I or they, this is the way we preach and this is the way you believed.)
Unless you believe in vain? Apparently it’s possible to believe as fleshly Pharisees did. (Remember the many, believe that, while FEW believe IN. Meditate on this difference. Believing IN is by revelation and changes one’s outlook -life. Believing in is knowing, ‘God’s is, One Way’ and have a yielding spirit to His Way.
(1Cor 15:12-19; Now if Christ is being preached AS raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty. Also, we are found to be false witnesses about God, because we have testified against God that HE raised Christ from the dead, when in reality He did not raise Him, if indeed the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins. Furthermore, those who have fallen asleep in Christ have also perished. For, if only in this life we have hope in Christ, we should be pitied more than anyone.)
Most denominations skip over this resurrection doctrine, preferring to teach a, all are born immortal doctrine. That is; ‘all live forever someplace doctrine.’ Satan led Balaam the Egyptians, and all pagans to believe some form of that lie. (See Gen 3) Christians believe God resurrected Jesus, and that the dead who believed IN Jesus will be in His first resurrection. Believe physical resurrections, judgment, and a second death is planned. (See Revelations 2;11, 20:6, 20:14 & 21:8)
(1Cor 15:20-24; “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also came through a man. For just as in Adam ALL DIE, so also in Christ ALL WILL BE MADE ALIVE. But each in his own order: Christ, the first fruits; then when Christ comes, those who belong to Him. Then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when He has brought to an end all rule and all authority and power.)
Believers IN are called is to believe God, overcome the devil’s temptations, and our inherited nature. Jesus revealed these things to John, and is now revealing them to His people. Study Rev 3:12-13, & 21:1-4. It’s all planned; God is the architect of His creation, knowing the beginning and end.