Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Part four Definition of truth or a lie

We ended up in a lot of Churches over the next twenty years. We were always in the bible over that time. Being in the bible is what brought us out of the false organized churches. We compared what we were taught in the church to what the bible said and since we are taught that God hates all lies we too hate lies. We must be obedient to the word of God and not do what man tells us to do.

We also listened to the so called great preachers like Charles Stanley, Billy Graham and John Hagee just to mention a few. Soon we turned them all off because they were teaching another gospel 2 Cor 11:4 had warned us about these false teachers. And the bible always tells you who and what to watch for to protect yourself.

Here we come to truth verses lies again. Had we not been in the bible all that time we would be a pew sitter today. But because we know our bible very well we home church where we are safe from the lies taught by false preachers.

When I drive by a church and the parking lot is full of cars I know deep down that these are people who have never studies the whole bible. I a afraid for them but they have the same chance I do which is to read the bible. Free will is a wonderful thing. God gave every human who has ever lived this gift. God will not force his word or himself on anyone.

Today we study the bible still at home. We have not had to ask anyone what the bible is saying. We allow God to teach us this way there is no room for a human teacher to interpret as they see fit. We are going into the bible for the 109th time and love it more today as at the first of our walk with Jesus.

We love to talk to any one who will listen. God sends people our way often so we can share the bible with them. We have great fellowship with the body of Christ. Never bored always learning something new from the bible.

Hope this helps someone some how. The most important advise I can offer is read your bible every day. Ask God to teach you so you will not be deceived.

Until next time do not be deceived by any one. Eternity is forever.

Part 3 What IsTruth/What Is A Lie

We ended up in Fort Wayne Indiana on a construction job for Jim. While there one night a young lady came to our apartment door. She ask if I would be interested in a bible study. I laughed and told her I had been asking God to send someone to me so I could learn more about him.

My oldest grand son and I went to this first bible study at a house with people we knew nothing about. They were all friendly people so we stayed. I do not know where this came from but I told the people if they used any other bible other that the King James bible we would have to leave. I was assured the KJV was used there.

My mother always used the KJV but at that time I did not know about the false bible versions. So it had to be God speaking to me to say this. I did not hear his voice it was something I had to say.

The bible studies went well and I went to many. I was assign to three women to guide me through the bible. We did not start at the first of the bible we skipped all over it. Later I saw why they were doing this.

I started going every Sunday with a couple and their kids to Chicago to church. The church was called the New Boston Church of Christ. I knew nothing about the church

Later I found out the church was a cult. I have tons of information on that church today in case anyone needs to know about it.

God protected me while I was there. I learned first hand about control and I did not like it at all. Here was the first of learning about truth verses lies. This learning would follow Me where ever I went no matter what church we were in.

I had a hunger for the word of God. Such a hunger that when I was convicted of my sins in one of the bible studies I cried out to God to save my lost soul. I shook these three women up to the point one of the women was RE baptized.Like being baptized saves ones soul.

I was baptized later in September. Jim and I came home for the winter months. I found out that winter that I was in a cult. I never went back.

Part two Definition of truth or a lie

I have been a follower of Jesus Christ for over twenty years. I was gloriously saved while in a bible study in August of 1988.

Most of my adult life I was a drunk. I do not call myself a alcoholic since the word cushions what I really was. A drunk is what people are who are addicted to alcohol. Harsh, I do not think so.

I was killing myself with alcohol. I knew if I did not stop I would die. There was something inside of me that told me i was dieing. I decided to tell my family I was going to a clinic to dry out.

I took my last drink 9/11/86 at a clinic in Texas. I dried out and was afraid to leave the clinic. I knew what was waiting for me on the outside and I felt I might go back to drinking.

The counselor told me since I was so afraid to leave that place I would probably be one of the few who would not drink again. She was right but it was God who kept me clean not my fear. I would always give God the glory for keeping me away from the drug that almost killed me.

After I got my mind back enough where I could make sense of anything I knew I needed God in my life. I kept telling Jim, my husband that I needed something spiritual in my life. I did not tell Jim I needed God although I was very sure it was God I needed. Little did I know I was being drwan to God by his Holy Spirit.

Jim told me over and over that we would go talk to a Catholic Priest. That did not happen and today I can see why it did not happen.

Continued on part 3

What Is Truth/ What Is A Lie PART 1

What is a lie? According to the 1828 Webster Dictionary here is a definition of a lie.

A criminal falsehood; a falsehood uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth.

What is truth from 1828 Webster Dictionary:

True state or fact of things. Correct opinion. Honesty; virtue. Exactness, Sincerity, The truth of God, Jesus Christ is called the truth.

Great definitions I would say. some what different from the modern day dictionary.

I will apply the definitions of both words, truth and a lie to my writing today.

I want to draw your attention to what is being taught is the churches world wide as far as false teachings. And why these teachings are still being allowed to be taught.
I will give you scripture to show you prophecy of the last days before Jesus returns for his second coming.

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land,not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. v 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.

This clearly is yet to come. We are seeing the beginning of the falling away from the word of God.

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. v 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Here again we see the coming falling away from God. This is called the Apostasy.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revelled, the son of perdition.

This verse is prior to Jesus return. Read it very carefully as I will refer to to in different places as I write about the falling away before Jesus returns. Always read all the chapter to keep it all in context. Chapter 2: verses 1through12 talks about the day of the Lord. REMEMBER all this MUST take place BEFORE Jesus returns for his church. Let NO man deceive you by ANY means.

continued on part 2