Tuesday, September 24, 2013

simple advice for those who seek to know when Jesus will return

why worry about the end times? why try to devise when it will be? even Jesus Himself, during His ministry here on earth, did not know when His coming will be. He said to treat every day as if it IS the one. to whit: matthew 24, 36-44:
36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son,[b] but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."

leave this business alone. if you do not, you could fret yourself into a spiritual and emotional prison.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

beware traditions

beware your church community's traditions. they can so fill a community, there is no room for the Holy Spirit, like a hoarder's house has no room for those who would live there ...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

tradition does not equal truth

if you ask a faith-involved question, and the person you asked answers with "tradition," run away. if the answer is tradition, most likely it is man-made, and nowhere near biblical ...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Yeshua questioned the status quo.
Why don't you?
it's stake, not cross

we make a grave error in ascribing the meaning "cross" to the koine greek word "stauros." stauros means an upright stake, as used in impaling a victim, or in nailing/tying a victim to a stake with nail(s) through the hands on upstretched arms (or hands tied with rope), and nail(s) through the feet (or feet tied with a rope). in the Gospel of Matthew, Yeshua told his disciples (and others listening) to deny themselves, and pick up their stakes daily if they are to follow Him. stake is commonly translated as cross, from the latin crux, not stake, or stauros, as it should be. the "cross" as used by constantine (who may or may not have been an actual believer) is the chaldean cross, representing the pagan sun god. we fundamentalist protestant believers are not reformed if we accept the roman version of the "cross," as we accept so many other roman inventions of syncretism, such as "christmas" and the gag-inducing "easter."
Judging is for Jesus, not for us ...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

if then ...

if Father God does not not need us, but wants us (this, i hold to be true), then satan, the father of lies, does not want us, but he needs us.
think on this ...