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Friday, August 29, 2008

Did America Forsake God?

Yes, they did! Believe me or not there is a lot of people in America don’t believe that Christ is the only way to be saved. Am I right? Correct me if am wrong.

For example: This atheistic misnamed outfit has done more to destroy America than any other organization. It is not American but clearly anti-God or Anti- Christ. From entertainment to the high courts of America, the blasphemous world is staging a war against God. The atheists, liberals, and apostate Christians all want a life without restraints and without the fear of judgment for sin. The words "Merry Christmas," must become "Happy Holiday", the Ten Commandments must be out of public sight, they have led the charge to remove every manger scene, every word of prayer, every affirmation of our Biblical heritage, and every expression of God from the public arena of our nation. They look for schools to sue over some benign expression of the Christian faith. They support the entire homosexual/lesbian agenda, the absolute right to kill unborn babies, and the rights of children over their parents. What the heck are these? This is totally a devil's work.

This organization has worked tirelessly to defeat conservative judges from even receiving a fair hearing. Their goal is to dominate every judge in America and strip our nation of judicial morality and constitutional honesty. It's a battle to the teeth, and we have not realized that it is a spiritual war unequated by God's saints.

Fight against Evil America!!! We are suffering from Toxic Shock Syndrome. It is a serious but uncommon bacterial infection. We should always wash our hand before touching food before putting in our mouth. It means We should have guidance from our Father in Heaven before to decide to follow this evil thing. Pray to God. The power of prayer should not be underestimated. James 5:16-18 "…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective". "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

Who is going to win? God Himself has plainly stated, "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof." (Psalm 24:1) If you have read the last chapter of His infallible Word, you already know that He will have the last word and will be victorious. He said by His Spirit, "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure" (Psalm 2:4-5).

"The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD." (Psalm 146:10) All God's Children should not fear, be anxious, or trouble himself over our glorious future. The future of this earth and every saint of God are star-studded and breathtaking. Write it down in your book and walk with God in peace and hope.


This is real repentance. "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. (Matthew 4:17,). Put your faith in His grace to keep you from falling. He will keep you! It is not enough to just "say a little prayer'. Many preachers will stand in judgment for leading so many to a false conversion. How many souls are in hell right now who thought they were alright because the preacher didn't want to scare them away with a challenge and a call to a total commitment to Christ? I will not tell you a cheap and easy gospel message. Jesus requires you to give your ALL!

"So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not ALL that he hath, he cannot be my disciple." (Luke 14:33). "And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with ALL thy heart, and with ALL thy soul, and with ALL thy strength, and with ALL thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself." (Luke 10:27).

Many of you have hardened your heart to God and the gospel. You have heard the preaching of Jesus many times before. But you've never made a total commitment to follow Jesus. You do not care that He died for you? You are in bitterness of soul and "nigh unto cursing." I warn you! Do not harden your heart to God's love and mercy! There is no other choice left to you but His wrath and indignation! I plead with you to fall on the Rock and be broken before the rock falls on you and you are crushed to powder! (see Matthew 21:44). This is a very serious decision you must make. Your eternal destiny depends upon it!

On Judgment day you will be without excuse. You have been warned of the Day of the Lord and told the Good News to avoid God's wrath. Jesus loves you... enough to warn you and give you a way out. Will you choose His loving way or go your own way to destruction? The ball is in your court now. What will you do?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jesus is Jehovah

Jehovah's Witnesses are well-known for their denial of the deity of Christ. According to their theology, Jesus was an incarnation of the supreme archangel, not God in human flesh. And I am convinced that those who reject Christ's deity must therefore also reject the plain meaning of the Word of God.

We need only sample of few key passages to make the point:
Psalm 2 is a Messianic Psalm and was recognized as such by Jewish scholars centuries before Christ. In Acts 13:33, Paul affirms that this psalm has a Messianic meaning. The psalm closes with these verses, "Worship [Jehovah] with reverence, And rejoice with trembling. Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!" (vv. 11- 12).
There the phrases "Worship [Jehovah] with reverence" and "Do homage to the Son" are parallel. And as is typical in Hebrew poetic parallelism, this means the two phrases are logical equivalents. Worship [Jehovah]" means "do homage to the Son." Moreover, this psalm presents the Son as Someone in whom believers can take refuge—a Savior who is God's own Son, identical in character and rank with God the Father.

How Do We Know Jesus Is Jehovah God?
Although the word Trinity is not in the Bible, the word Godhead is.
Colossians 2:9.

Here are some reasons we know Jesus is God:
1. Jesus, the 2nd person or being in the one true God has always
existed. Micah 5:2. Isaiah 44:6. Revelation 22:12-13,16.

2. He created everything that exists. John 1:1-3,14. Malachi 2:10.
Isaiah 44:24. Colossians 1:15-18. Hebrews 1:2,8-10.

3. He is to be worshipped. Matthew 4:10. Hebrews 1:6. John 20:27-28.
Matthew 2:11; 8:2; 9:18; 14:33; 15:25; 28:9,17.

4. Scripture identifies Jesus as God. (Isaiah 9:6 = mighty God). [(Zechariah 12:1,10 = they shall look upon me whom they have pierced). Fulfilled in Revelation 1:7.] (John 5:18 = The Jews wanted to kill Jesus because he also said that God was his Father, making himself equal with God). [(John 8:57-59 = The Jews tried to stone Jesus because he said, Before Abraham was, I am.) They believed Jesus was claiming to be Jehovah God the "I AM" of Exodus 3:13-14]. [(Isaiah 44:6 = Jehovah the King of Israel, and his redeemer Jehovah of hosts says; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.) Revelation 1:8,11,17-18; 22:12-13,16 = Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last]. (Genesis 19:24 = Jehovah here on earth rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah from Jehovah in heaven). [(Isaiah 42:8 = Jehovah will not share his glory with another). John 17:5 = Jesus evidently had shared Jehovah's glory before the world was]. (1st Timothy 3:16 = God was manifest in the flesh). [(Isaiah 45:18,23 = Jehovah said that unto Him every knee will bow, and every tongue shall swear). Philippians 2:10-11 says that every knee will bow to Jesus and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father]. (Hebrews 1:8 = unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever).

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Ordinance of Baptism

How many ways of baptism did Jesus Christ taught us? I have known different religious sects practice baptism different from the other. In the scripture, there is only one way of baptism demonstrated by Jesus Christ himself (Matt. 3:16). He was fully immersed in the water. But there are churches that tried to make it more convenient for them. Some a few sprinkles of water in the head, to others a dipper or two of water poured over their heads and there are some that name the river "Jordan" to make it sounds like a more holy and a true way of baptism just like Jesus had. But the true meaning and concept of baptism was not there. Don't we remember that in the Scripture only Jesus was baptized being holy and perfect? How about baptizing infants? I believe the purpose of baptism is washing away of our sins (Acts 2:38). One must have faith in Jesus Christ and faith brings remission of sins and desire to be baptized. Infants are not capable of committing sins and know nothing about faith, but they are pure, that's why the grace of God is sufficient for them and they need no baptism.

In one of the Easter congregation, the priest is sprinkling 'holy' water (as they called it) by dipping a leafy branch of a tree in a bowl saying 'renew your baptismal covenants!' I was thinking, how foolish are these priests to say that phrase. Don't they know that those infants and even young children that they baptized know nothing about the covenants they were talking? They haven't entered into a covenant! They are helpless when they pour water over their heads! Are these young and tender souls willfully submit themselves to be baptized? No! I was baptized too when I was just a baby and I told my parents if they only give me the chance to choose my own faith that I definitely would not become a member of their church. Lots of parents exploited the rights of so many children, most have grown up and have no strong gospel foundation.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Karma vs Reincarnation

The concept of karma is closely associated with reincarnation. Karma is essentially the law of cause and effect. Those that profess belief in karma teach that the deeds (good or bad) of one's past lives affect this present life. Further, ones present deeds will have ramifications for future lives.

In other words, the law of sowing and reaping is not limited to this present life but rather continues throughout eternity.

In much of the Orient, this strict belief in karma has resulted in a hopeless, pessimistic view of life. Their lives are seen as dreary, endless cycles of suffering and rebirth. Because of this endless chain of karma, reincarnation does not resolve the problem of evil, but simply points toward the impossible goal of perfection and self-salvation, the ultimate freedom from reincarnation. In modern, western reincarnation, the objective is to join with "ultimate reality," merging with God and becoming God. Modern reincarnation often promotes the divinity of the soul and denies the biblical concept of a sovereign, personal God.

The Bible also contradicts the belief in karma by emphasizing grace. According to the Bible, atonement and forgiveness may be gained only through the death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Salvation is based solely upon the work of Jesus Christ, not upon our own merits. The concepts of reincarnation and karma are in clear contrast to Hebrews 9:27, "For it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment." Paul clearly states that the soul does not transmigrate into another living body, but goes to await judgment.

For the Christian, Paul promised that death is the means to being in the presence of Jesus, "we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord (heaven). 2 Corinthians 5:8" It is clear that the Bible does not allow for the concept of reincarnation.

Reincarnation! True or False?

Belief in reincarnation is an ancient phenomenon and is a central tenet within the majority of Indian religious traditions, such as Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism . Many modern pagans also believe in reincarnation as do some New Age movements, along with followers of spiritism. Reincarnation is the belief that the human soul never perishes or dies, it simply passes through a succession of lives. It is vital to classical Buddhism and Hinduism. In the original forms of reincarnation, it was believed that souls transform from life to life in never-ending cycles.

It is widely accepted among non-Christians, probably because it appeals to many who would like to believe that they would be given a second chance in case they failed to make the grade in this life. Christianity disputes reincarnation because it is unnecessary, since anybody can "make the grade" simply through an act of their own will through faith in Jesus Christ and good works (James2:17). The scientific rebuttal to reincarnation is quite simple. Because of the population explosion, more people are currently living on the earth than have ever lived on the earth for the entire history of humankind. In other words, over half of the people who have ever lived on earth have never died even once! There simply are not enough dead souls to go around for a second time. This does not absolutely eliminate reincarnation, but it does severely restrict its extent, especially for those who have claimed to have lived several times before. However, some people believe that souls can be reincarnated into or from animals. In that case, it is possible that many people have been frogs before they became princes.

The concept of reincarnation is completely without foundation in the Bible, which clearly tells us that we die once and then face judgment (Hebrews 9:27). The Bible never mentions people having a second chance at life, or coming back as different people or animals. Jesus told the criminal on the cross, "Today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43), not "You will have another chance to live a life on this earth." Matthew 25:46 specifically tells us that believers go on to eternal life while unbelievers go onto eternal punishment. Reincarnation has been a popular belief for thousands of years, but it has never been accepted by Christians or followers of Judaism because it is contradictory to Scripture.

The one passage that some point to as evidence for reincarnation is Matthew 17:10-12 which links John the Baptist with Elijah. However, the passage does not say that John the Baptist was Elijah reincarnated, but rather that he would have fulfilled the prophesy of Elijah coming if the people had believed his words and thereby believed in Jesus as the Messiah (Matthew 17:12). The people specifically asked John the Baptist if he was Elijah, and he said "No, I am not" (John 1:21).

Conclusion: Reincarnation is a popular belief among many "spiritual" people, and is commonly held in most major religions. It has such popularity because people would like to believe that they will be given a second chance if they "blow it" in their first life. In Judaism, where salvation is based upon "being good," one could be condemned quite easily by making some major mistakes in his life. The "hope" of reincarnation provides an escape from a God who demands righteousness. However, both the Old and New Testaments do not leave reincarnation as an option that God chose to use. Why would God not allow a second chance for those who made mistakes on their first attempt? The answer is quite simple. Salvation is a free gift for all who want it. It requires only repentance from your former life (admitting you were wrong and wish to change) and belief in the completed work of Jesus Christ on the cross to atone for your sins. For the Christian, however, there can be no doubt: reincarnation is unbiblical and must be rejected as false. Anyone can be saved through the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ. Don't expect a second chance to go to heaven. Today is the day of salvation!