“God is love, and HE WHO REMAINS IN LOVE remains in God, and GOD REMAINS IN HIM. In this, love has been made perfect among us, that we may have BOLDNESS IN THE DAY of judgment, *because* AS HE IS, even SO ARE WE in this world.” – 1 John 4:16-17 Continue reading “Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — "There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT"”
“The word apocrypha is from the Greek word for “obscure” or “hidden.” The apocryphal gospels are so named since they were not prominent in the early church.” (What are the apocryphal gospels?)
I. The earliest
II. The only ones with a credible connection to the apostles
III. Lack the legendary embellishments of the later gospels
IV. Recognized as authoritative from a very early date
Minute-14 “The only gospels written in the first century are Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.”
~”When those gospels were published, there were other people still alive who had seen those things take place.”
Apocryphal gospels mentioned (the lost gospels) — all written much later:
Gospel of Thomas
Infancy Gospel of Thomas: much later, nightmarish Jesus
Gospel of Peter: Late 2nd, early 3rd century
Gospel of Phillip
Gospel of Mary
Gospel of the Twelve
“Why does our culture love lost gospels, because they don’t want there to be one way. … You can just pick the Jesus you happen to prefer.”
21:30 How we know John wrote John: Irenaeus states John wrote John, which he got from Polycarp (his mentor), who was mentored by John himself.
Not one example of these lost gospels being included in a codex with any of the canonical gospels, or a list containing both.
We have 5,700 manuscripts of the New Testament, and several thousand copies of the canonical gospels. Compare to three copies of the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were the only gospels that were read, valued and appreciated by the early church fathers.
“Haughty pride is the opposite of the spirit of humility that God seeks.”
“Pride has been called the cancer of the soul, the beginning of all sin, and sin in its final form.”
“Pride is viewed as a great sin and rebellion against God because it presumes to possess excellence and glory that belong to God alone.”
“Prideful people treat others with contempt and cruelty.”
“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
“Pride is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and keeping it for ourselves.”
“Pride is essentially self-worship.”
“Work out your salvation; pride has to go.”
“Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
“We are not to boast about ourselves. If we want to boast, then we are to proclaim the glories of God. … It is what God says about us that makes the difference.”
“Do not be caught in this trap, pride. Fight and get delivered by the Spirit of God.”
Why do so many people attempt to soften the subject of hell? Why do they try to make it seem less horrifying, less severe, or even non-existent? The main reason is that they cannot reconcile a loving God with a God who would allow such intense suffering. People have actually created a god in their minds who doesn’t exist.
Love, joy and peace comes from abiding in Christ, walking not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Galatians 5:22 But the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT is LOVE, JOY, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 THOSE WHO BELONG TO CHRIST HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH with its passions and lusts.
It has been more than two years since many people last felt true happiness and they are searching for ways to be happy again, no matter the cost.
- 45 percent of people have not felt true happiness for more than two years and 25 percent don’t know, or have forgotten, what it means to feel truly happy.
- 88 percent are looking for new experiences to make them smile and laugh. People are prioritizing health (80 percent), personal connections (79 percent), and experiences (53 percent) to gain happiness.
- More than half (53 percent) wish money could buy happiness, with 78 percent willing to pay a premium for true happiness.
- 89 percent attempted to find happiness in online shopping during the pandemic…
The Hesier video is below.
Disappointing. Heiser is just teaching Martin Luther’s “only believe” false doctrine. “You can’t lose it through any sin,” he says, which he then explains through logic, ignoring what the NT says in *dozens* of warning verses, that we absolutely will lose our salvation through willful sinning, unless we completely repent, which sometimes requires reconciliation, getting right with those we remember we’ve hurt in some way (Jesus’ statement to reconcile in Mt. 5:23-24 and what Paul always practiced, Acts 24:16). Continue reading “Michael Heiser Refuted: Once Saved, Always Saved? Eternal security? Can a Christian lose salvation?”
Don’t you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win. Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible [crown in heaven]. I therefore run like that, not aimlessly. I fight like that, not beating the air, but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.” – Paul in 1 Cor. 9:24-27
Paul warned us: “work out your own salvation through fear and trembling….” Biblical, new covenant“fear” has to be much more than just “reverence,” what is commonly taught today, because Paul says to “tremble.” We should fear something serious will happen to us if we don’t work out our own salvation. It’s a big deal! Continue reading “Paul feared losing his own salvation – Ran his race to win! — “I beat my body and bring it into submission lest I myself should be rejected””
‘Shocking’ survey finds only half of Evangelical pastors hold biblical worldview
MAY 29, 2022
In what researchers described as a “shocking” find, a new report from the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University indicated just over half of all U.S. pastors of Evangelical churches (51%) have a biblical worldview.
This study, released Tuesday, builds on an earlier report from CRC’s “American Worldview Inventory 2022,” which showed that just 37% of Christian pastors bring a biblical worldview with them to their pulpits. … Continue reading “Survey: Only 37% of Christian pastors hold biblical worldview – 9% in black churches, 6% of Catholic priests”
Why? Almost all pastors today teach the false doctrine of “once saved always saved,” instead of how we must actually abide in Christ to be “in Christ,” walking not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit,” so we then have “no condemnation” and the fruit of the Spirit:
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
Most pastors are in Paul’s “will not inherit the kingdom” list in Galatians 5 instead.
It’s almost as if we’re now living in Sodom or Gomorrah. The results of this Barna survey are eye-opening: Of the only “6% who possess a biblical worldview and demonstrate a consistent understanding and application of biblical principles,” 25% say there is no absolute moral truth and 20% voted for Biden.
So not even 6% of Americans are real Christians. Continue reading “Barna Survey: Less than 6% of Americans are actual Christians — Yet 69% self-identify as ‘Christian’”
“Romans 11:22 says, ‘behold the goodness and the severity of God.’ We underestimate both.” – James Hamilton
1:01:00 “God cannot fellowship with sin. If I turn away from the Lord in sin and reject His call to come back to Him and receive His forgiveness, God cannot forgive me.”
1:02:50 “Romans 11:22 says ‘behold the goodness and the severity of God.’ We underestimate both.”
“God is holy, cannot fellowship with sin.”
Starts at 19:00
Campaign volunteer: Here’s why Anchorage is full of ‘woke progressives’
By Peter Knox
Apr 13th 2022
The candidate I supported in the Anchorage election – the candidate for whom I volunteered and for whom I voted, Stephanie Taylor, is behind to incumbent Anchorage Assemblyman Forrest Dunbar as I write this. A similar story is playing out in other elections across the city. Vote returns are depressing, and the Assembly appears likely to remain stocked with woke progressive liberals.
How has this happened? Why weren’t more of these campaigns to unseat the progressives successful?
Witchcraft games, “Bloody Mary” and “Dungeons and Dragons” led Zachary into Satanism, where he climbed to the top as a high wizard. I’ve heard Zachary tell his story many times, which is always fascinating, but always have to give this DISCLAIMER:
His Catholic solution is in some ways wonderful, but he believes in praying to saints and other false things. Mary, Joseph and others in heaven are just people like us. No one will be able to pray to us either if we’re in heaven someday.
I like his statement: “FLEE from the Devil and RUN towards God.”
Zachary says on Facebook:
I have done a lot of interviews over the years. This one is by far one of my favorites! EWTN… did a fantastic job at editing this!
“I had to learn with time to let go of what people think and their approval of me. Since that day, I speak the truth and I don’t care what happens. If I am persecuted, I try to learn to remain humble and rejoice in these trials…. If we put our trust in other people we will always be disappointed, because people are not perfect. Only Jesus is perfect. Only He is faithful.” – George
“For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” – Paul in Gal. 1:10
“How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” – Jesus in John 5:44
Jesus gives us four categories:
#1 Seeds sown on the path with no soil — never started growing
#2 Seeds sown on the rocky ground with little soil — “sprang up” then died without moisture
#3 Seeds sown on soil with thorns — “thorns grew with it, and choked it”
#4 Seeds sown on the good soil — produced much fruit
Of the four groups, those in the second and third categories were seeds that were growing, were born-again but then fell away from where they once were, losing their salvation.
Jesus specifically said: “Those on the rock… believe for a while, then fall away“ (Luke 8:13).
And those that “grew with” thorns were “choked” by them and “became unfruitful” (Mt. 13:22), of whom Jesus emphatically states will be cut off, thrown into the fire and burned: Continue reading “Parable of the Sower Destroys OSAS — 2 Fell: “believe for a while then *fall away*” | “becomes unfruitful””
Who wrote the Book of Hebrews? Who was the author of Hebrews?
… The letter closes with the words “Grace be with you all” (Hebrews 13:25), which is the same closing found in each of Paul’s known letters (see Romans 16:20; 1 Corinthians 16:23; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Galatians 6:18; Ephesians 6:24; Philippians 4:23; Colossians 4:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:28; 2 Thessalonians 3:18; 1 Timothy 6:21; 2 Timothy 4:22; Titus 3:15; and Philemon 25). However, it should be noted that Peter (1 Peter 5:14; 2 Peter 3:18) used similar—though not identical—closings. It is also possible that it was simply customary to close letters like this with the words “Grace be with you all” during this time period.
Church tradition teaches that Paul wrote the book of Hebrews, and until the 1800s, that issue was closed. However, though a vast majority of Christians—both and scholars and the laity—still believe Paul wrote the book, there are some tempting reasons to think otherwise. Continue reading “Did Paul write the Book of Hebrews?”
The bride makes herself ready.
5:45 The word God gave Wes for this meeting: “My promises are not guarantees.”
Hebrew 6:11-12 We desire that each one of you may show the same diligence to the fullness of hope even to the end, that you won’t be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherited the promises.
“You can have a promise from God and never see its fulfillment because of your own inaction and your own lack of faith and perseverance related to the promises.”
“Are you ready to enter into the fulfillment and make the changes that are necessary to lay hold of the promises.”
33 “Are we responding to Him with quick obedience?”
“He will not do it all. You cannot do His part. He will not do your part.”
“The reason we cultivate that fellowship with the Holy Spirit is so we can obey Him. …even if it is difficult. We cannot have the fullness of power unless we have surrendered our lives fully to His leadership in every area of our lives.”
“Look at your own life, and say ‘Lord, where am I resisting Your leadership?’ … It’s so easy to point at others. … I want to live in nearness to You. I want to walk under the leadership of the Holy Spirit that I might walk in the power as Jesus walked in the power of the Holy Spirit.”
“Don’t despise the day of small beginnings. … Use what He gave you. Step out in the day of small things, and He will multiply it as you step out and release it to others.”
“He will not do your part. We cannot do His.”
Laying Hold Of The Promises Of God | Wes Hall
I’m very excited about this, and hope the healed Bibles, by replacing the removed verses becomes a trend!
Romans 8:1 in a regular ESV Bible:
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:1 in the Gideon’s ESV Bible:
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not according to the flesh (but according to the Spirit).
ESV Gideons edition explains what happened: Continue reading “ESV Gideons Edition: ‘About This Bible’ — Removed verses restored incl. Rom. 8:1b”
About 30 years ago, I saw this from on top of Masada, and asked others what this city ruin was. No one knew. It definitely looked like the ruin of a city to me.
9:10 Gomorrah is below Masada, next to the Dead Sea. Sodom is at the southern end of the Dead Sea.
14:35 Sulfur balls, brimstone that landed on the city — millions that rained down, burning even rock. Tested to be 96% sulfur plus phosphorus.
They even found parts of human skeletons, burnt and gnarled.
31:00 Drone footage from below Masada
34:35 Thermal ionization from the extreme heat — “exceeding 2,000°F” (Ron @ min. 53:40)
41:05 The ziggurat
42:50 The sphynx with Masada behind and above it
54:00 Regarding all of this ash, Ron quotes part of this text from Malachi 4:
“For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up,” says Yahweh of Armies, “that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But to you who fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings. You will go out, and leap like calves of the stall. 3 You shall tread down the wicked; for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I make,” says Yahweh of Armies.
17:20 ABC’s ’20/20′ report in 1985 on the discovery of Noah’s Ark by Ron
26:20 Deep surface metal detector readings and radar detector readings exactly correspond.
29:45 ribs exposed
49:15 Resistivity images also correspond
Ron Wyatt, his sons and wife describe the adventure! Ron has since died.
When Ron Wyatt 1st went to Turkey to search for the boat-shaped object he had seen 17 years earlier in Life Magazine, he had no idea where to look. He didn’t speak the language. All he knew was that it was in the mountains. Then, one simple prayer, as he and his 2 sons entered the area in a taxi, led to incredible discoveries, all connected to Noah and the ark. Ron and his sons, Danny and Ronnie tell the story and some new information is shared, especially at the end. Originally made for Warriors for Christ, it is long, and I thank you for watching and hope you enjoy!- Mary Nell (Mrs. Ron Wyatt) Lee.
Genesis 6:15 says the ark shall be 300 cubits, which is what this artifact is in Egyptian cubits.
Acts 7:22 “And Moses (author of Genesis) was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians….” Was raised as an Egyptian.
This boat artifact is exactly 515 feet long!
40:15 Noah’s wife’s grave explained. She was a giant. Her sarcophagus was 18 feet long. [Elsewhere it’s said she was 15 feet long. Kent Hovind explains why in his creation series.] Gold and jewels in her coffin were sold by the “Christians” for $100 million on the black market in Istanbul.
47:52 screenshot: Noah’s wife’s finger bones next to Ron’s wife’s hand:
“A man who started to paint his front porch while his house was on fire would be considered an idiot. Is the picture overdrawn when I say that this is what the modern church is doing?” – Leonard Ravenhill
It’s not because of Covid. They’re burned out because it’s fake — not real worship. God requires worshipers worship in Spirit and in truth, which requires holiness, being right with God and others, like Paul always practiced (Acts 24:16). Then God responds with His love and glory, and it’s never boring, dull or unfulfilling.
• • •
Worship Leaders Hit with Pandemic Burnout
Music ministry has always been demanding, but the past two years have made it unsustainable for some.
JANUARY 26, 2022
Dianna Holden had been looking for an opportunity to step down as her church’s worship leader for a few years. After 27 years of serving, Holden felt like she was drawing from an empty well. … She didn’t have any reserves left.