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‘That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye PUT ON THE NEW MAN, which after God is created in RIGHTEOUSNESS and TRUE HOLINESS.

Wherefore PUTTING AWAY LYING, SPEAK EVERY MAN TRUTH with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.’  (Eph. 4:22-25)

‘Putting on the new man’ is something that WE do–not something the Lord does TO us.  WE make the choices that define our character.  How do we put on the new man?  By reading God’s Word, which renews the spirit of our mind, giving us the ‘mind of Christ’.

One of those choices we must make NOW, is that we will put away lying.  Lying is an ABOMINATION to God.  Homosexuality is an abomination . . . abortion is an abomination . . . and TELLING LIES is an abomination!

‘These six [things] doth the LORD HATE: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: A proud look, A LYING TONGUE, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness [that] SPEAKETH LIES, and he that soweth discord among brethren.’  (Proverbs 6:16-19)

Do you see?  Lying makes this list of things that are an abomination to God, right alongside abortion . . . and lying makes the list TWICE!!

The seriousness of this matter is not an exaggeration on my part.  Look at this other list of heinous sins, and lying is right there with them:

‘But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and ALL LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.’  (Rev. 21:8)

It’s right up there with murder and sorcery this time.  Make no mistake, this verse is not symbolic.  If the Bible says all liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire, you’d best believe it’s true.

‘If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God . . . ‘  (1 Peter 4:11)

When we open our mouth, it should be as though God Himself is speaking through us.  All it takes is ONE LIE, to destroy your credibility with someone who loves the truth.  As a Christian, that means your witness is destroyed–your ability to share the gospel with that person is lost.  (What if YOU are the very person God has ordained to reach them?)

We must strive to walk uprightly, as ambassadors of the Kingdom of God.  Salvation isn’t a bus ticket–it’s the beginning of a career.  Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, you get there by WALKING . . . it’s not a ‘ride’.

Do you know what will separate those who enter the Kingdom, from those who fall to the strong delusion and follow THE LIE of the Antichrist?  It is whether or not they LOVE TRUTH!

‘ . . . them THAT PERISH; BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH, that they might be saved. And for this cause GOD SHALL SEND them strong delusion, that they should BELIEVE A LIE: That they all might be damned WHO BELIEVED NOT THE TRUTH, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.’  (2 Thess. 2:10-12)

You cannot claim to love truth if you traffic in lies!

As a liar, you make a practice of overriding your ability to discern the truth from a lie.  As a liar, you come to love lies, because they tell you what you want to believe.  But the verses above show that you will have NO EXCUSE for being deceived, because God will only send the delusion to those who don’t love truth.

God is not mocked.  You love lies?  Then lies you shall have.  Those who sow lies, will reap destruction when they are ensnared in THE lie.

‘Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and WHOSOEVER LOVETH AND MAKETH A LIE.’  (Revelation 22:14-15)

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Only One Way? How Intolerant!

How can I say there’s only one way to God?  Because it’s true.

  • The truth stands alone, but it takes a million lies to cover it up.
  • The truth is simple, but the lies become more and more elaborate.
  • The truth is unchanging, but the lies bend to conform themselves to every shift in society.
  • Contrary to popular opinion, there is only one explanation that is 100% truth.

Consider these things:

  • If there is a God, and if He is good–would He give people free will, or would he control and manipulate them?

That may seem pretty straightforward, He’d give them free will–but have you ever stopped to think about this:

  • How would He prevent bad things from happening, yet not interfere with anyone’s free will?

I don’t believe that’s possible.  So, bad things happen to us all.

And how could everyone NOT love Him, if nothing bad ever happened to any of us?

Lets put it in human terms.  Suppose someone is obsessed with you, but you don’t know it.  They want you to love them, because they ‘love’ you.  So, they lure you into a date, a nice daylong cruise on their private yacht.  But, through a series of unfortunate events, the boat sinks and they save you from drowning.  You end up stranded, alone on a desert island with this person–and for some reason, there is no hope of rescue, ever.

Not knowing that this was all staged, you eventually come to love this person, who is brave and strong and always looking out for you.  You come to depend on them, and they go out of their way to provide what you need.  Yet, it is love based on a lie.

If this person is manipulating and deceiving you, they don’t really love you, aren’t looking out for your best interests, and can’t be trusted. They are not who you thought they were-they are the worst kind of person.   This person has robbed you, for the most part, of your right to choose!  Knowing that, your love would turn to hate.

What kind of a person would be so desperate for your love, that they would go to such great lengths to entrap you?  In fact, don’t we become a bit suspicious of someone who is nothing but devoted to us?  Don’t we eventually perceive their desperation?

Now, if the God who created Heaven and Earth never let anything bad happen to us, and so completely sheltered us–isn’t it possible that we would begin to see Him as desperate and needy, and capable of manipulating and deceiving us?  Could we really trust Him?

And what kind of character would that show Him to have, if He would do that to you?  He would not be a good God, worthy of love and devotion–He would be a desperate, needy, lying, deceiving, evil ‘god’.  (Oh wait, there is someone like that . . . ever heard of someone ‘making a deal with the devil’?  That’s when someone trades in their free will for the promise of all their dreams coming true . . . )

Yet, how many of you blame God when bad things happen to you?  What do you want–free will, or a perfect life that’s free from pain? If He chooses to give you free will, you’re angry when bad things happen.  But, if He took away your free will in order to spare you pain, could you love or respect Him then?

So, assuming we’ve gotten past the question of God’s character . . .

  • Why would He only make one way?

My question to you–why should He make more than one way?  If He is Lord of all, and good, doesn’t He have a monopoly on the ‘product’? (truth and eternal life)

Does Amtrak advertise?  No.  Why not?  Because there is no one else you can turn to for that product.  If you want to ride a train across the U.S., you have to go to Amtrak–on their terms!  You pay the price they require, and you accommodate your schedule to the times their train is going to where you want to go.

And they know this, so why should they waste their effort trying to persuade you?  (And because they’re government run, they don’t really care if they make a profit, or if you’re satisfied with the service–think Post Office, DMV, etc.)

Like Amtrak, and the Post Office, God has a monopoly.  If you want what He alone can provide, you’ll go to Him on His terms.  Not to mention, you are a mere mortal, formed from the dust of the Earth–and He is the Creator and Lord of everything that exists!  Who are you anyway, to think you can negotiate the terms?

Among us Americans, the roots of capitalism are so deep in us, that we don’t even realize it.

  • ‘There’s no free lunch’–yes and no.  Someone has to pay, that’s true–but it might not be you.
  • We are used to dealing with companies that are needy, for us to choose them–because, if we don’t, they die.
  • We want to be convinced, persuaded, wooed–I am the one with the power (the $$ to spend)–beg me to spend it on your product.
  • We are used to hearing lies and exaggerated claims.
  • ‘You get what you pay for’–this one causes us to judge the value of a product by what it costs us.  If it’s free, it can’t be worth much . . .

These are some of the attitudes that make it hard for us to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ.  But these attitudes don’t apply in the relationship between God and man, because:

  • God made everything–we were born into a world that contained everything we needed.  Is that not a ‘free lunch’?  It is not God, but man, that has taken it upon himself to decide who is entitled to have, and who isn’t.  God made enough of everything we need, for all of us.  It is men who refuse to share.
  • God doesn’t need us.  He is complete without us.  He is not needy.  He was, long before we were, and He will continue, even if we should all perish.  Because He does not need us, there is no reason for Him to beg, lie, woo, persuade, exaggerate or deceive us.  And, as I said before, He has a monopoly on the product.  If you choose God, you win.  If you don’t, it’s your loss, not His.
  • You get what you pay for–maybe, where people are concerned (but most of the time you get less).  God is not greedy–everything* is His.  He can make more of whatever He chooses.  He has no costs to cover, no shortage of supplies.  He has no need to hoard.  It pleases Him to share freely.  He isn’t going to gauge ‘how much it’s worth to you’ to exact that much in payment from you,  for the things you need.  He doesn’t deny you, based on your inability to pay.  He is not trying ‘to create a brand for Himself’, that He should only sell things to the highest bidder.  With Him, things are free–that’s God’s economy.  He only asks that you be a good steward of what He provides.

*Actually, I wasn’t completely accurate. . .  in saying that everything is His.  You aren’t.  No man is, unless they choose to be.  Your spirit and your will belong to you–that was a gift to you from God.  You didn’t ask to be born, and He won’t burden you with eternal life, unless you ask for it.

After you have worn out the body He loaned you for your life on this earth, you return it, along with your soul and spirit, to God.  He’ll give your body back to the dust He made you from.  He’ll judge you (by the laws He set down for mankind, and based on how you’ve lived your life).  Then He’ll dispose of what’s left of you.

If, however, while you journey through this life, you come to love truth, righteousness and justice, and long for fellowship with God, there is a way.  One way.  And that should not surprise you.  After all, how many keys can open your front door?  Just one. (Sure, you may  have some exact duplicates, but there is only one configuration of dips and ridges that will line up correctly inside the keyhole to open the lock.)

That way is through genuine repentance, and faith in Jesus’ death on your behalf.  None of us is ‘good enough’ to get there without Him.  We have all sinned and ‘missed the mark’.

An honorable man knocks at the front door–he doesn’t look for a window he can sneak in through.  So it is with the kingdom of God.  If you truly seek God’s mercy, you will go to Him in humbleness, and accept His terms (not with your head held high in haughty pride, demanding that He make you a way that appeals more to you).  And, if your repentance is genuine, the way you live the rest of your life will prove it.

Go to the one who died for you, and ask Him for mercy.  Once you leave this life, it will be too late.

Believe That Allah Is God?

Believe There Are Many Ways To God?

Was Jesus A Prophet?

There is only one God whose name begins with a capital ‘G’.  There are many ‘gods’, Satan chief among them.  He is one god who goes by many names–today he’s known as Allah. He stirs up false prophets to speak on his behalf–to exalt him as God.  They teach you to live by his laws, laws that put you in bondage and enslave you for all eternity.

You who serve Allah have sold your souls to the devil–as did his prophet Mohammed!

Satan prowls about seeking men to influence.  A bitter spirit, an angry vengeful heart,  a jealous soul–these are all places that welcome him, and where his lies can take root.  There he makes his home.  He is the ‘Father of Lies’ and the originator of jealousy, vengeance, and bitterness.  He seeks to remake men in his image.

Ishmael was jealous from the day the ‘Child of the Promise’ was born–understandably so.  Satan saw that he could influence him, and stirred up his envy and bitterness.  Ishmael did not look, with thankfulness, to the blessing God had spoken over him.  Instead he let hatred grow in his heart, and it has been passed on, through the generations, ever since.

It is hatred born of a lie, born of a belief that he wasn’t good enough.  A belief that God, and his father, had chosen Isaac and rejected him.  Yes, Isaac was chosen–but Ishmael was not rejected, not until the bitterness in his heart had become manifest.  Satan’s hatred, of all that is dear to God, has manifested itself in the hatred of the children of Isaac, by the children of Ishmael, ever since.

Children of Ishmael, shake off the anger!  You were born hating the Jew.  Look beyond the legacy of Ishmael, to your father Abraham–a righteous man!  You also have inherited a blessing, because of him!  You share in his blessing–AND he petitioned God to bless Ishmael as well!  You are doubly blessed!  Pattern your life after his.  Serve the true God, maker of heaven and earth.  Live an upright life, with faith in the goodness and faithfulness of God!

Renounce Satan/Allah!  Turn from his bitter, hateful doctrines.  Reject his false prophets.  Repent of your jealousy and rage!  Forgive, and accept the blessing that God has for you!  And let it be said that He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob AND Ishmael!!

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