Choose Freedom Not Slavery

“It is impossible to enslave, mentally or socially, a bible-reading people. The principles of the bible are the groundwork of human freedom.”
Horace Greeley

Why are liberals so bent on social programs? Why do they give their rights up for security? Why do they take NO personal responsibility for their lives? Why do they want to give the government control over their whole lives? There is a reason.

They do not appreciate freedom because they do not appreciate God and the Bible.

Paul states in Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. It is interesting that those who detest God are buying themselves into slavery. They actually want to be slaves. It is the god of this world that is “enlightening” them into believing a lie, that is, giving up their God given rights to become serfs of the government. Do they not see that they will be required to do something for the “free” programs they are trying to heap upon themselves? No, they do not, for the god of this world has BLINDED them with his “enlightenment”.

We Christians know where true freedom lies, it is found in between the covers of the Bible. The reason that the left HATES the Bible is because they do not know what it is really all about. They quote mine to find the “Bad” stuff in the Bible, not go to it to find the truth that God has placed there for them to know how to live a wonderful way of life.

They know that it condemns homosexuality, or against sex with animals, or against casual sex. They hate it because it does condemn these things, but they do not know why it condemns them. They are enslaving sins. They are sins against others. Their minds are DARKENED by the god of this world. He does not want them to read the rest of the Bible so, because they are enslaved to these sexual sins and it condemns their enslaving sin, they hate a book that they have never studied.

Why is this? Because it BRINGS TO LIGHT the dark acts that they do. Hebrews 4:6 states:

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

They hate the Bible because it knows their hearts. They are lifted up in pride. Yet all of this causes them to be enslaved. For they give all of their rights to the government of men.

Those who know God and the Bible know what true freedom really is. They know that only God can save them. They know that a man cannot save them. That Jesus was the messiah, not a man who cannot control his own passion. When Jesus talked, He stated that His Father was to be glorified for anything that Jesus did. Government messiahs are lifted up in pride to take credit for everything that (seems to) go right, but blames others for anything that goes wrong.

These people who are seeking to be enslaved by the government remind me of the slaves in the South, who took up arms against those who were coming to set them free. They had endured the safety and security of their slave-masters for so long that they did not even know they were enslaved, had no rights, but those that the slave-masters gave them. They thought they were fighting against slavery from those who were actually bringing them freedom.

It is interesting that a Newspaper man understood the truth about those who know the Bible, that it impossible to enslave them. Yet it is now the Mainstream media that are also liberal and lie about those who know God. They call them evil for telling of the sin of homosexuality, or of the spilling of the innocents blood through abortion. They call good evil and evil good. God says to beware them.

Proverbs 3:5-6 states:

5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Lean NOT unto thine own understanding. That is exactly what those who say they are intellectual and enlightened do today. They do not know who they are following, the god of this world, whom the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 11:14:

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

My prayer for you who think that you will be able to withstand the Judgment of God is this, that you stop trusting in yourselves who WILL die, not matter how much health care you receive, you life here is finite, but your soul is everlasting. I also pray that you realize this life is fleeting, and that if you live it for your own selfish licentiousness, you will pay, and that price is far worse than your “pleasure” for a season here.

Don’t be guilty of making an Idol god who is all loving and will wink at your sin, for the Bible says that God is a consuming fire. It will be indeed a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living HOLY God of the bible. You must REPENT of your selfish, God denying way. Repent means to turn away from your sin and not return to it, like a dog returns to it’s vomit. To turn away from sin is to turn towards God.

What is interesting is you KNOW you are doing evil, God has given you a conscience that tells you that you are, but you choose to ignore it. The ten commandments condemn you as being less than holy. You cannot get away from it. The requirement of that sin is an eternal condemnation away from God. But HE made a way, Jesus who knew no sin died willingly for you, all you have to do is accept his payment for your sin. Then again, turn away from it, do works worthy of repentance and be baptized for the remission of your sins.

If you would like to do this, and have questions, please submit them and I will be happy to discuss it with you.

Choose life, not slavery.

The Sick Church, And The Cure

I am seeing the church like a person that has a serious wound. Instead of caring for the wound by cleaning it up, and applying salve (applying the word and repenting) dirt and dung are being rubbed into the wound. And when the doctor (Jesus the great physician) tries to have the nurse (those whom he sends to confront the sin), the church bites at the one who is trying to help it.
The most caring thing that could be done is confronting the festering wound, clean it up and put medicine on it to get rid of the infection. However, as this is done, there is going to be the backlash.
Paul said, “Girt ye up like men”, in other words we must be mature about this, in so doing HE will give us the supplies we need so that we lack nothing. We are in a battle.
Again, like Jesus said, there are tares among us. Leadership is SO afraid of making someone mad and causing them to leave the church. Instead of rooting out the tares so they do not produce seed, the tares take up most of the elder-ship time.
Paul told Timothy to build up the church by finding faithful men and equipping them to minister also. He also taught to rebuke sternly those who were in sin, and if they did not repent to cast them out. My observance is the opposite is happening. The ones who are not doing what they should are either coddled or their sin is overlooked. Thus allowing their seeds to spread like creeping Charlie. The little foxes spoil the vines, it is the little sins that not being dealt with grow up into bigger sins.
There are those who seek signs and wonders and healings and gifts. Why would God give those if we are not following his instruction book? He said “If you love me, keep my commandments”, and, “You praise me with your lips, but your hearts are far from me.”

We need to get back to the Bible, not the “studies show” philosophical and psychological mumbo jumbo that has invaded the church in the last 45 years.

If you really want revival to come, it is going to take work, it is going to take prayer, and it is going to take fasting, and lots of it. It is going to take those who are doing the praying, fasting, and seeking after God to have revival start with them. It is going to take searching the heart for any wicked way, it is going to take confessing and rejecting the sin that so easily besets us. It is going to take repentance of both committed and omitted sin. As Keith Green once said, Lord bring revival, and let it start with me.

We also need grace to be preached as well. Jesus came preaching GRACE and TRUTH. There should be Holiness in our lives, as well as graciousness. There should NOT be a pendulum swing so far to the other side that condemnation for condemnations sake is thrown on the people. Real, loving preaching and teaching so that their hearts condemn them to the point of repentance and salvation because God is allowed to show us his Greatness.

If you truly want revival, then reading the following would make a good start!
http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/articles/index.php?view=article&aid=579
It is a hard read, and a tough read, but if you do what he suggests, revival will start with you, and me, and those we know and care about.

Lord I do truly want to see revival, let it start with me, and my house!