I am NOT an apologist for the true path and hope never to
be politically correct. Mark: 7; Luke12; John 8; on and on.
Jesus said: Study and Show Yourself Approved, NOT Study the KJV or Dogma
and show yourself approved.
Puritan - Christian = Fundamentalist? Please Do Not
confuse the two. Today's Puritans / Legalist / Christian,
have carried the Christian label since their inception. However...,
Today's Puritan Is Not The Same Thing As A Christian! A Christian is a
sinner, saved through (Our Creators) God's Grace in Christ, "trying" to follow in Jesus
footsteps as best he or she is capable. A Puritan teaches /
brainwashes that if you do things his or her way you will be perfect just
like them. Also, they were hungry with no food. They could steal food from the Indians!
If they resist, kill them as "Savages of the Anti-Christ".
I do not
like nor have tolerance for Puritans / Legalist / Christian
Heretics / Fundamentalist. These modern day Pharisees have abused and dishonored the name,
"Christian". They are "Fear" Based. Christ was
concerned about our Fear because it is mentioned so many times in the Bible
to Fear Not.
Force witnessing is s Popular replacement for Restaurant Tips on
Sunday. Because of these people, I do NOT know a waiter or
waitress in the South / Atlanta or Knoxville who likes to work on
Christian this, Christian that, our Christian school, better not do
that, people might think we are not Christians, people do not seem to
like us when we talk about Christ, bla, bla, bla dogma, rhetoric . They give me
such nausea. Their dogma conversations about Christ and how
perfect they are, are not the examples
Jesus Christ of Nazareth gave in his life. Many hearts mean well but they are
following blind leadership and with their heads in the sand, or up their
butt. Fear Based. They would do better listening to the "Secular" community.
God (Creator) is BIG enough to use both avenues to get across His message.
My God is Big Enough to Create the Big Bang and also The Evolutionary
Process that we all witness every day, unless too ignorant or cannot
think for ourselves! Jesus, Buda, Confuses, and the Dali Lama
all promote Education. Confuses used Education to bring all the
warlords of China into one single united country. A Secular Movie,
Idiocracy, watch it!
Every second of our life, good and bad, that is our witness. A good
and true witness for Christ understands the Great Commission and the
examples Christ supplied. This witness allows people they meet to tell
about themselves and allows that person the opportunity to "get to know",
and hopefully appreciate you.
A good and true Stand-Up Christian (True Beliver) Does Not Go Around beating people over
the head, force witnessing, ("claiming" the work of the Holy Spirit),
which creates the potential for a hardened heart, and running most away from
the desperately needed gospel of Christ.
A good and true Stand-Up Christian Does pay attention to the Holy Spirit
and His desires, (A process that comes with prayer, study, time, and
experience), and makes a verbal witness only when the Holy Spirit
opens a door, which is not the waiter asking for your food order. Love Based.
In the New Testament examples of the witness program of Jesus, ALL doors
were opened by the person seeking Christ. Christ never beat anyone
over the head to hear him and never used clever in-lines to flank anyone.
When you force witness to people they will tell you anything to get away
from you and usually run away with resentment and a hardening heart. It is my opinion that greater than 90% of those in Church today would not
know the Holy Spirit if He came and bit them on their big overweight butt.
My opinion is supported by:
- The annual number of Church openings verses the annual number of Church
closings for decades
- The continual reduction of the full and true knowledge by the mass population of the
teachings of Christ
- Power church's requiring individuals in their community who come asking
for help to acknowledge Christ and become a member of that church Before
supplying any help to that one in need.
- While at the same time giving great gifts between themselves inside
their selective country club.
- Then others split off and create their own private little religious
- The cult like mentality they continue to develop using people who are
followers and not leaders, turning them first into prudes and then into
Puritans, Legalist, Christian Heretics and Fundamentalist.
- They jump on movies that show any flesh and stand beside and support actors who
portray hero's in the slaughter and mayhem of others.
- Focus on any movies that show "fornication". "sex", and "skin" claiming
these as the downfall of our nation.
- Ignore all movies, video games, and real life that show murder, assault,
mayhem, bullies unless referencing them with a "manly" pride,
coveting, and contempt.
- Some just do not know any better. They have been programmed.
- The massive number of church splits. It looks like there are
really more people going to church but in reality none of these Puritans / Legalist / Christian
and Baptist Heretics, Fundamentalist Pharisees, (all disgusting people) can get
along with each other.
- The increasing contempt, nationally and world wide, for anything that
references Jesus Christ or Christian
In Christ's "Great Commission" He told His followers to go out and tell
the world-by example. Then Christ gave them His examples of telling the world in
the books of the apostles. Christ listened to people with care and
healed their needs. None of these examples included building single
power house churches or beating people over the head or violence.
I have heard many a pastor and his board of deacons make comments that
the pastor has to "surround" himself with the "right" people. I
remember that in the Bible the Pharisees (the legal community), also had this practice. I've
got it, Let's train / brainwash our blind congregation of followers into a cult!
Also on a regular basis I hear comments coming from other tables in
different restaurants including, "Our church must be run like a business to
succeed". I've got it, Let's train / brainwash our blind congregation of followers
into a cult!
In the Bible Christ lived, ate, and socialized among the people, the
lowly "sinners". Christ lived among everyone from those labeled as
*half breeds, to those who told little white lies, big lies, the addicted,
adulterers, divorcees, prostitutes, thieves, and murders, basically, all those listed in
the book of Romans chapter 1. He never condoned any actions of sin but
He healed them, feed them, and then
offered them the opportunity to live out their eternal life with Him in
Heaven, if they would Believe in Him and Follow Him.
*Note: The term "Half breed" does not imply sinner.
Example 1: The
Samaritan woman at the well; Samaritans were half breeds, outcast and
shunned by both the Egyptians and Jews. John 4 and then Luke 17.
Example 2: The other side of the coin - Esau brought great trouble to
his parents in marrying Canaanites. Of course, Jacob stole the
birth right of Esau and then the blessings of Esau and later his name
was changed from Jacob to Israel. I never understand the justice
of God here. Canaanites: Genesis 28, then read 27 and 29.
In the Bible the Pharisees, Legalist, and Money Changers are the only
ones who ever brought Christ to great anger. Christ did not
socialize with or live among the Pharisees, Legalist, or Money Changers,
Attorneys, Politicians, Bankers and Collectors). Not even 40
days in the wilderness with Satan brought Christ to this level of anger!
Christ tells us to give praise in ALL things, good or bad.
But, If you are going through a dark place in your life, have been
attacked by the one we reference as devil, or something else, and the people inside the church
you are attending, or someone you have confided, only offers you comfort in
passing comments like, "Isn't God good?, or, "If you clean your life of
SIN'"; Find another Church and or friends!
Most people do not need therapy, they need friends just to talk to who
will listen. And after a while, if the friends tell you to shut up,
listen. Lift your chin, spread your chest, and get on with life.
Anxiety Attacks are Fear Based. Many chemical
imbalances originate from fear based worry. March
2008 has caused me a lot of worry but I know Fear and Anxiety from 1997
with the heart attacks and 4X bypass. Jesus mentions, "Do Not Fear"
more than any other phrase in the Bible we have today.
I will write more on this later but quickly;
No love interest, cruelty, or money debt has a value of a mustard
seed against your life. Even if I do not like you, which is hard,
You are a creation of God and You are Special. God knows even when
a bird looses a feather. You are much more valuable than that love
interest, those being very cruel to you, or any debt incurred
irresponsibly, or of means beyond your control. Please do not cry
suicide to attract attention, Not cool. Please Do Not Do Suicide,
not cool. If you need to be belligerent to overcome those bullies
that placed your mind here, be belligerent, but win.
All We Really
Need Is Love
Over, Life After Death Experience
Why is this Bible verse on
a business web site?
Why Do Bad
Rain on the
Love and Fear
October 16, 2009