Where Do Demons Come From? — Why demons can’t be spirits of deceased Nephilim

This author, J. Garton challenges the idea that evil spirits came from the Nephilim, which Michael Heiser and others teach.

Besides Garton’s reasons why the spirits of Nephilim can’t be demons, I would add these points: Continue reading “Where Do Demons Come From? — Why demons can’t be spirits of deceased Nephilim”

Romans 11 on the ‘Natural Branches’: “Hardened,” they “fell;” so were “broken off.” Paul calls them “enemies of the Gospel” “until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in,” after which “all” will be saved!

The truth about Romans 11, which explains a lot about what’s happened regarding the true Judaics, and what will happen in the future.

“Replacement theology” isn’t Biblical, since God still has a plan for the true Judaics, the “natural branches,” who will be grafted in again after the “fullness of the Gentiles” happens.

Currently, the majority are still “enemies of the Gospel” (verse 28) until the fullness of the Gentiles happens, which will be the real Christianity, Greatest Awakening, when we finally get our act together, life in the Son — Jesus’ prayer of oneness in John 17 and God’s desire of unity and holiness in Ephesians 4:11-16 realized!

Key Points:

• Hearts were hardened; though, small remnant  v. 7 – 8

• “Fell”  v. 11, 22

• the natural branches were broken off  v. 17

• “..a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and so all Israel will be saved.”  v. 25

• “Concerning the Good News, they are enemies for your sake.”  v. 28

“have been disobedient”  v. 30-31

Continue reading “Romans 11 on the ‘Natural Branches’: “Hardened,” they “fell;” so were “broken off.” Paul calls them “enemies of the Gospel” “until the fullness of the Gentiles comes in,” after which “all” will be saved!”

Refuting Baptist Professor Thomas Schreiner’s ‘What is the gift of tongues?’ — “It is a common error among cessationists to interpret all accounts of the gift of tongues through the events of Pentecost in Acts 2” – Gordon Fee

I wrote this related article:

Paul: Praying in Tongues is “Speaking to God, Not People” — “no one understands,” “he speaks mysteries,” “edifies himself” — in languages of “men or angels”

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Thomas R. Schreiner is JAMES BUCHANAN HARRISON PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT INTERPRETATION AND PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY (1997) at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

I looked through the comments under Thomas Schreiner’s video, and post the best-of below. This one introduces Gordon Fee’s excellent article:

Dr. Schreiner is a major NT scholar and I think he has some valuable insights on a lot of the NT. But on the matter of “speaking in tongues” his own lack of experience or the experiences in his churches make him myopic to the text. We need to be careful not to read our own experience or lack of experience, as is Schreiner, back into scripture. The scriptures are addressing people who had certain common experiences, and IF we today have a similar experience to them, the texts make much more sense. For example, Paul’s epistles are addressed to first generation Christians who mostly experienced a dramatic encounter with the Holy Spirit in their conversion. They knew the joy of sins forgiven, deliverances from demons, and Gods love poured out in their hearts; and as Paul says to the Corinthians, “they lacked no spiritual gift.’ I mean, Paul’s explanation in 1 Corinthians 12-14 was not instruction to those who knew nothing in experience of these things. He was correcting certain abuses.

An opposing view from another eminent NT scholar [Gordon Fee], for those who really seek to know the word.

The Essential Nature of Speaking in Tongues

First, who is Gordon Fee?

Gordon Fee is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Regent College, where he taught for sixteen years. His teaching experience also includes serving schools in Washington, California, Kentucky, as well as Wheaton College in Illinois (five years) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts (twelve years).

Gordon Fee is a noted New Testament scholar, having published several books and articles in his field of specialization, New Testament textual criticism. He also published a textbook on New Testament interpretation, co-authored two books for lay people on biblical interpretation, as well as scholarly-popular commentaries on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus and on Galatians, and major commentaries on 1 Corinthians and Philippians. He is also the author of a major work on the Holy Spirit and the Person of Christ in the letters of Paul. 

Gordon Fee served as the general editor of the New International Commentary series until 2012….

In his article, The Essential Nature of Speaking in Tongues, Gordon Fee writes:

..it is a common error among Cessationists to interpret all accounts of the gift of tongues through the events of Pentecost in Acts 2, in which tongues was clearly understood by the Jewish observers as human languages/dialects. This is a grievous error, because instead of taking all of the accounts of tongues in to account and then forming a theology of the nature of the gift, Cessationists force the well-rounded peg of the full Scriptural witness through the square hole of one passage.  The Pentecostal interpretation, on the other hand, takes all of the passages into account first, and then puts together a holistic theology of tongues. … Continue reading “Refuting Baptist Professor Thomas Schreiner’s ‘What is the gift of tongues?’ — “It is a common error among cessationists to interpret all accounts of the gift of tongues through the events of Pentecost in Acts 2” – Gordon Fee”

Why Romans 7 is NOT Talking about Christians: Joey Dodson w/ Preston Sprinkle – Theology in the raw #993

Very good. Many falsely use Romans 7 as an excuse to not overcome sin by God’s grace.

Verses 5 & 6 are key:

5 For when we were in the flesh [Jews under the law], the sinful passions which were through the law worked in our members to bring out fruit to death. 6 But now we have been *discharged from the law*, having died to that in which we were held; so that we serve in *newness of the spirit*, and not in *oldness of the letter*.

As is Romans 8:

Verse 4 says the *law* is fulfilled in us if we walk according to the Holy Spirit.

Verse 13 says we will die if we live after the flesh, but will live if we put to death the deeds of the body by the Spirit.

Verse 14 says those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God.

Verse 1: we have “no condemnation,” not because we said a prayer to be born-again (the start), but because we’re actually “in Christ Jesus” because we don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

Galatians 5 is parallel: the two lists. Verse 24: “Those WHO BELONG TO CHRIST have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.” Whereas, those who live in the “works of the flesh” list will not inherit the kingdom, which we know for sure means salvation because of what Paul warns us in Galatians 6 about sowing and reaping.

Continue reading “Why Romans 7 is NOT Talking about Christians: Joey Dodson w/ Preston Sprinkle – Theology in the raw #993”

Jacob Arminius: Conversion requires the Holy Spirit’s enablement to choose salvation

Jacob Arminius taught that conversion requires the Holy Spirit’s enablement to choose salvation:

“[The] act of faith is not in the power of a natural, carnal, sensual, and sinful man, and no one can perform this act except through the grace of God….” Continue reading “Jacob Arminius: Conversion requires the Holy Spirit’s enablement to choose salvation”

They Don’t Want You To Know This! This Will Change Everything You Know About ‘Pride’

“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.”

Continue reading “They Don’t Want You To Know This! This Will Change Everything You Know About ‘Pride’”

“Don’t Downplay Hell” – Bill Wiese, “The Man Who Went To Hell” Author of “23 Minutes In Hell”

Related: Jesus Mentions Hell and Destruction in 46 Verses! — We don’t need to know Greek to be able to clearly see hell is real and eternal. We better beware and tell others too!

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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.

Continue reading ““Don’t Downplay Hell” – Bill Wiese, “The Man Who Went To Hell” Author of “23 Minutes In Hell””

Michael Heiser Refuted: Once Saved, Always Saved? Eternal security? Can a Christian lose salvation?

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?”

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”

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””

Don McClain: ‘Once Saved Always Saved’ Is Not Taught In The Bible — “God is holy, cannot fellowship with sin”

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

Continue reading “Don McClain: ‘Once Saved Always Saved’ Is Not Taught In The Bible — “God is holy, cannot fellowship with sin””

Parable of the Sower Destroys OSAS — 2 Fell: “believe for a while then *fall away*” | “becomes unfruitful”

These are a just a few of the 80 passages in the New Testament that refute OSAS, “once saved, always saved” — Jesus’ parable of the sower, found in Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20 and Luke 8:4-15.

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.

Category #2
Jesus specifically said: “Those on the rock… believe for a while, then fall away (Luke 8:13).

Category #3
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””

Did Paul write the Book of Hebrews?

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?”

Wes Hall: ‘God’s promises are not guarantees’ — God will not do our part

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

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“We live in a society that hates TRUTH”: Holy Spirit wants to lead us into ‘all TRUTH’ or Satan the Father of LIES

God’s Truth or Satan’s Lies

Thought provoking, important message, but hindered because the TRUTH about who goes to heaven has been replaced with Satan’s LIE, OSAS, that born-again Christians cannot lose their salvation. But God says “all liars” go to the lake of fire, born-again or not, Rev. 21. See also: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way… Continue reading ““We live in a society that hates TRUTH”: Holy Spirit wants to lead us into ‘all TRUTH’ or Satan the Father of LIES”

Paul: Praying in Tongues is “Speaking to God NOT People” — “no one understands,” “he speaks mysteries,” “edifies himself” — in languages of “men or angels”

Tragically, many pastors today are falsely rejecting God’s precious gift of praying in tongues because they say it’s not exactly like what happened in Acts 2, when many foreigners were in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and could hear the newly Spirit-filled Christians speaking in their own languages. “So this is always the way it’s supposed to happen or it’s not Biblical tongues,” pastors say.

Paul explains God’s gift of praying in tongues to God privately, to be free:

1 Cor. 13:1 If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love….

1 Cor. 14:1 Follow after love and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. For he who speaks in another language speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands; but in the Spirit he speaks mysteriesBut he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation. He who speaks in another language edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the assembly. Now I desire to have you all speak with other languages [everyone could pray in tongues], but rather that you would prophesy [during public church services]. For he is greater who prophesies than he who speaks with other languages, unless he interprets, that the assembly may be built up.
Continue reading “Paul: Praying in Tongues is “Speaking to God NOT People” — “no one understands,” “he speaks mysteries,” “edifies himself” — in languages of “men or angels””

John Michael Talbot: People refuse to pray in tongues because they’re ‘educated’ — “If you say ‘I’ll do anything except…'”

Paul says in 1 Cor. 13 that speaking in tongues is speaking either an earthly or heavenly language:

“If I speak with the languages of men and of angels….”

Talbot mentions xenoalia, xenoglossy and glossolalia, explained here: Continue reading “John Michael Talbot: People refuse to pray in tongues because they’re ‘educated’ — “If you say ‘I’ll do anything except…’””

Greatest Revival Essential Keys on Unite Church Wall 2020

On December 27, 2020, we were given the opportunity to write on the unfinished main auditorium’s walls and floors. The roof collapsed in 2012. About 25 feet from here, what my Bible school teachers Jerry Wilkinson and Frank Gularte had written more than 40 years ago is still there.

I wrote this blueprint for revival so it would happen this year, having been trying since the ’80s. The response has been total silence. So now I’ll post it here exactly 1 year later.

NOTE: “No condemnation” in Romans 8 requires walking according to the Spirit, like Paul: “I also practice always having a conscience void of offense toward God and *men*.” (Acts 24:16)

Continue reading “Greatest Revival Essential Keys on Unite Church Wall 2020”

Is Loving God “Works”?

Blessed is a person who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him. – James 1:12

Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our home with him. – John 14:23

Related: (video) David Pawson: Reconciling PAUL and JAMES on ‘WORKS’ — Paul was defending Gentiles from JEWISH works-of-the-*law* LEGALISM; James was defending Jews from Gentile LICENSE TO SIN • When Paul says ‘WORKS’ he means works of the *law*, but James means *actions* • “Faith without actions cannot save you” • FAITH + ACTIONS = SAVING FAITH!

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COVIDITY: “People are driven by a *spirit of fear*” SOLUTION: Love one another in ‘perfect love,’ casting out fear

THE PROBLEM

“We see in places like 2 Timothy 3 how in the last days, perilous times will come. Clearly, we’re living in such times today. People are driven, unfortunately by a spirit of fear. When I wrote my last book, Unmasking the Future, which came before masking up. We are on the road to de-mask-us.”
– Caspar McCloud, Sunday Message 9/26/21 at 37:30

THE SOLUTION

1 John 4

Beloved, let’s love one another, for love is of God…. 12 ..If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love has been perfected in us.

16 ..God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. 17 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 we are in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.

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NOTE: Most pastors have been teaching this backwards, saying believing in God’s perfect love casts out fear,” while this entire text is about us loving others. Continue reading “COVIDITY: “People are driven by a *spirit of fear*” SOLUTION: Love one another in ‘perfect love,’ casting out fear”

God’s Ephesians-4 Goal: No False Doctrine – “Unity of Faith … Speaking TRUTH in Love”

OSAS, “once saved, always saved” and Luther’s “only believe” needs to be routed out for real Christianity to actually happen “that the world will know” (Jesus’ prayer in John 17) — abiding in Christ together. “The truth will set us free!”

God’s stated goal in Ephesians 4:11-16

11 He gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds and teachers12 for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving, to the building up of the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ14 that we may no longer be children, tossed back and forth and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him who is the head, Christ16 from whom all the body, being fitted and knit together through that which every joint supplies, according to the working in measure of each individual part, makes the body increase to the building up of itself in love.

Continue reading “God’s Ephesians-4 Goal: No False Doctrine – “Unity of Faith … Speaking TRUTH in Love””

Different Levels of Punishment in Hell – 7 New Testament Statements

A verses-only version of my 2013 article: 

Different Levels of Punishment in Hell: Hell HEAVY to Hell LIGHT — “That servant who knew his lord’s will and didn’t prepare, nor did what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes, but he who didn’t know, and did things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes,” and even lighter than that?

Continue reading “Different Levels of Punishment in Hell – 7 New Testament Statements”

The False Doctrine Of Annihilationism – Bill Wiese, Author of “23 Minutes In Hell”

Related: Jesus Mentions Hell and Destruction in 46 Verses! — We don’t need to know Greek to be able to clearly see hell is real and eternal. We better beware and tell others too!

Annihilationism is contrary to clear Biblical teachings. Some people want to soften God’s judgments, and compromise God’s Word in order to seem more socially acceptable but Jesus warned about hell in 46 verses.

Continue reading “The False Doctrine Of Annihilationism – Bill Wiese, Author of “23 Minutes In Hell””

Lust Freedom: “WALK BY THE SPIRIT and you won’t fulfill the lust of the flesh” – Gal. 5:16

Gal. 5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: “You shall LOVE your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you don’t consume one another. 16 But I say, WALK BY THE SPIRIT, and you won’t fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: [four ways of describing lust] adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, 21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things WILL NOT INHERIT the Kingdom of God.

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. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let’s also walk by the Spirit. …

6:7 Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. 8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap CORRUPTION. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap ETERNAL LIFE.

How People Read the Bible

This is especially common with those who teach “once saved, always saved” — ignoring key points that refute OSAS which are sometimes right next to the verse or parts of verses they cherry pick — lying by omission. For example:

Jesus in John 10. Verse 27 (phrases in all-caps) is usually not mentioned at all:

“MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE, and I know them, and THEY FOLLOW ME: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” – John 10:27-29

Romans 8:1A is another OSAS greatest hit example. Completely ignored are the key points in which Paul says right after, clarifying what “in Christ Jesus” means, so there should be no doubt:

The “who shall separate us” promise in Romans 8:35 and “no condemnation” statement in verse 1 only applies to those who actually are “in Christ” based upon what Paul says in three different ways in verses 1-17:

Verse 1b: “who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

Verse 4b: “who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.”

Verse 13: “For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”

Verse 14: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.”

Verse 17b: “joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.” Continue reading “How People Read the Bible”

Paul commended the Corinthians for doing Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: putting up with fools gladly, even slaps in the face!

Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:

19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! 20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or puts on airs or slaps you in the face. 21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that!

Jesus in Matthew 5:

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I tell you, don’t resist him who is evil; but whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 If anyone sues you to take away your coat, let him have your cloak also. 41 Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and don’t turn away him who desires to borrow from you. Continue reading “Paul commended the Corinthians for doing Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: putting up with fools gladly, even slaps in the face!”

Dana Key warned about “once saved, always saved” license to sin in 1982

“They’re preaching across the country a kind of salvation that sounds like a fire insurance policy to me, where you sign up. You come down and sign a card, or whatever you do. And then you can go out and live like hell if you want to until Jesus comes, because ‘everything is going to be okay.’ God is going to judge sin. He doesn’t want Christians to live in sin. It’s a mockery.” – Dana Key in 1982

18. Dana’s Message (DeGarmo & Key: Live at the Rainbow Music Hall) [1982]

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George: “Our Material Possessions are Worthless”

Wise words here, very well said!

I would add that the love of money being “the *root* of all evil,” the “root” is likely a demonic stronghold, real demon(s) driving this serious sin. To be free requires complete repentance. “Submit to God; resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.” The same is true with lust, which is demon driven.

We must be free so we have clear consciences before God and men, like Paul always practiced (Acts 24:16); otherwise, we’re not real, going-to-heaven, overcoming, full-of-light Christians.

Eternal Call