Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I have an opinion

Surprise, surprise!

The feeling some people get when their tradition is challenged is not a warning to beware, it is fear of change.  It is my opinion that the uncomfortable feeling some people get when they hear of a difference of opinion they believe is God warning them to stay away from "bad association", but it isn't.  It is a natural, evolved human trait.  So, by obeying it, they make nature their master and their belly (where fear is) their lord.  Philippians 3:19  And I think it is Christian tradition to believe "their god is their belly" means greed.  I think it might mean fear.  Proverbs 29:25 A man's fear sets a snare.

I read about people's fear of change in a book I picked up while away last weekend.  The Ordeal of Change by Eric Hoffer Harper & Row 1052, 1963

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Roman's 10:13

To be calling on God's name Jehovah is the same as trusting in God's will be done.  It is not about uttering the sound of the Name.  It is about become fellow workers of God.  God is building.  When the building is completed THAT is God's Name.  

But to trust in our own opinion of what God's will is for the people of Earth is to call upon anybody's name.

I think most people would agree that to trust in one's own righteousness is not wise.  But don't we see a world of people trusting in other people's righteousness?

To love God's righteousness is to call upon God's Name.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I did not think so

Is the Bible, which you hope in for treasure in Heaven, a forgery?

Matthew 6:20-21

Forgery: the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are apparently affected;

The forger copied Matthew 24:4 thus; Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you......."

THINK about that.  THE SHEPHERD is telling his sheep that they should not be led by someone else.

John 10:4-5 John 10:27 Revelation 14:5 Jude 1:24-25

But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice. and Watch out that no one deceives you, contradict each other.   When that happens in MATH, what do you get?  I don't know, you tell me.  I think you get a zero.  Am I right?

Are you ever going to ask me the actual meaning of Matthew 24:4?   No?  I did not think so.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Which one doesn't belong?

The Ten Commandments

  • You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me
  • You Shall Not Take The Name Of The Lord Your God In Vain
  • Remember The Sabbath Day, To Keep It Holy
  • Honor Your Father And Your Mother
  • You Shall Not Murder
  • You Shall Not Commit Adultery
  • You Shall Not Steal
  • You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor
  • You Shall Not Covet
It is child's play.

Which one isn't like the others?

1-7 and 9 are you alone.  Number 8 requires a third party.

Maybe it is more than child's play.  1 -7 and 9 are commands for you to behave decently with God or another person.
Number 8 needs you, the one you might tell a lie about and one to listen to your lie.  Can you see 8 needs a third party?  Do any of the others?

But if it means what I say it might mean, no third party necessary.

And what might that be?  It seems the word "against" has been added a long, long time ago. Probably since before Jesus.  If you take out the word against, now what does it say?  
You shall not bear false witness your neighbor.
Don't we judge people?  I think it is ok to decide if a person is up to par for you or not.  The key word is "to bear".   God is warning us that it is a sin to decide falsely about another person (say, like me), and then to bear it.  Bear it means to go ahead and behave as though your judgement about a person is the truth, but it isn't.  It is a sin, according to Commandment Number Eight, to decide for yourself if a person is good or is bad.

Just please take marriage as an example.  You have decided that a potential mate is good for you, but you do not know, and the marriage turns out badly.  It is because you broke the eighth commandment.  You witnessed falsely about the other person.  Divorce isn't always because of that, but sometimes the match wasn't right from the start.  


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

So much to say......

......but, not even one listening ear.

I still have wounds I got at jehovahs-witness.net.  One poster, I call him Jerk, because I forget
what name he posted under, was so very, very sure that no prophesy of Jesus Christ had
ever come true.  If anyone in the whole wide world might actually talk to me, I might ask
him or her if he or she might see that Matthew 10:22 is fulfilled.

Which is very interesting, I think.

How many people are there who call themselves "Christian"?  How can they ALL possibly forget
that someone who is with Jesus does good to the least of the family of God?  Am I not least?  How low do I have to go before you will talk to me?



Friday, July 15, 2016

Be free

Might it be possible that John 8:32 originally said that knowing the truth will set Jesus free?

What it says is, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

But people have made the written word the truth so then, Jesus it bound to it.  Not only is Jesus bound to what men have said he means, but Jehovah is also. 

I think the truth is that God is not far off from each one of us and God's will is that we be saved by God's promise and to the knowledge of the truth  come.

That is the truth imho.  It is what we should aspire to.  But if we lean on anything that is not true, we are not free, and Jesus is not free, because he is with us.