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Only Cast Judgement if you are Perfect.

There are some people out there that must think they are the perfection of perfect by the way they judge and condemn other people. No one would judge and condemn others unless they were perfect...would they?

Christ was willing to pass a stone to the first perfect person to cast at a prostitute, but no perfect person was among the judging condemning people, in fact they turned away in shame.

By the stone throwing from the slingshot mouths of the judging condemners today, there must be a lot of perfect people out there, or, they are perfectly deceived into believing they are perfect, otherwise they ought to be to ashamed of their judgemental condemnations.

Is the Greatest Book ever Sold also the Greatest Misunderstood Book?

Though the Bible is the greatest selling book in the world...from the myriad of ways its content and context is explained and the myriad of different beliefs that people hold to that they believe are a based on the Bible...I have to also wonder if it is not the greatest misunderstood, misinterpreted, and misapplied book in the world, where the deceptive deceptions of the deceived have been accepted and has imprisoned many, because of the deceiver's great deception.

If the Bible is spiritually understood...I question whether the spirit behind some of the  understanding presented, is the Spirit of God.

The Know of Knowing

The whole truth is not known by knowing wholly the book.

The whole truth is known by knowing wholly Jesus, the subject of the whole book.


The Know of Knowing.

The whole truth is not known by knowing wholly the book.

The whole truth is known by knowing wholly Jesus, the subject of the whole book.

You can be a knower of the book yet, not be a knower of Jesus and if you are not a knower of Jesus you are not a knower of God no matter how much of a knower of the book you are.

Protect Your Identity.

Most of us belong to organizations whose major objective is to get people to believe the way they do, think the way they do, act the way they do, feel the way they do...they try to clone us to their particular belief philosophy. God has given you a unique identity that is you, and religious spiritual manipulators try to rob you of your God given identity by convincing you to take on the identity of the group they represent. In taking on their identity you lose your God given identity and bind yourself in bondage to them, and you have succumb to their deceptive deception without knowing it. Retaining your God given identify ensures your freedom from the manipulative-deceptive-controlling influence of the personal agenda of the organization wanting your identity. Have you been deceived into allowing the IDENTY THIEVES to STEAL your IDENTITY?

Truth Nugget

By dwelling on who we were in the PAST and worrying about who we want to be in the FUTURE, we tend to forget who we need to be in the PRESENT.

The Priesthood of the Few...Clergy.

The priesthood of the few gives the chosen a preeminence that usurps God's authority and steals His glory and provides very strong temptation that Satan can and has easily exploited.

At the same time, it relieves people of their God-given talents and full membership in His body, the community of the redeemed. It robs people of the blessings that come from wor...king with God as He does His work through them and from being in His will and the blessings of spending more time with Him.

Worst of all, it gets people looking in the wrong direction, to these supposed spiritual leaders, instead of to Jesus, the author and finisher of their faith.

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.1 Peter 2:5

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellou…

It is FINISHED.

The words of Jesus from the cross, "It is FINISHED"!

The most REDEEMING, COMFORTING, POWERFUL, FREEING words ever to be uttered.

The Loudness of Silence.

Jesus, in silence spoke volumes on the cross.

In life Jesus spoke words regarding our redemption.

On the cross...in silence...Jesus spoke loudly and clearly with His LIFE, in providing redemption for mankind.

There are times our silence speaks louder than our spoken words.

Who is your Source of Spiritual Knowledge.

God ought to be everybody's source of  spiritual understanding...but if you choose to accept all of what you have been taught by the man-made worldly system as spiritual truth, and judge people's spiritual understanding based on whether they agree or disagree with your spiritual understanding, and they happen not to agree, in your determination they are spiritually ignorant...when the fact may be that you are the one who is spiritually ignorant.

Instead of being spiritual truth as determined by you and your hierarchies within the system, you may be the source of spreading spiritual lies because of your spiritual ignorance because of your acceptance of man-made philosophies by those you deem to be spiritual elite. When in fact they are spiritual ignoramuses and have made you a spiritual ignoramus who thinks he is spiritual elite.

In God's community of the redeemed there are no SPIRITUAL ELITE PEOPLE. Test everything you hear from man by the Spirit of Christ, including your Bi…

Following Jesus outside of the establishments will cause you to be misunderstood.

You would think that believers, of all people, would understand your desire to know God intimately and to follow in His footsteps without their subjecting you to judgemental criticism, ridicule and treating you has an heretic because you question their long held doctrines.

More often than not if you are going to pursue Jesus you have to be prepared to do it alone and be prepared to live a life of being misunderstood, shunned by former friends, talked about in a negative way in your yearning  to reach out to someone who will at least listen to your ear. You will sense that there is so much more to you then others comprehend even though the real person you know yourself to be, remains unknown. The desire to be "genuinely authentic" about your self and your beliefs is shunned and ridiculed by the religious mentality of the people in the religiously accepted system. 

It is ironic that the very people who claim to know and love you are the people who isolate you into the prison hou…

In your Quest for Knowledge get Understanding.

The "UNDERSTOOD" Grace Gospel of Jesus Christ will help more people understand the Law Gospel, live free from the Law Gospel, break denominational barriers, free people from the religious slavery of the system, destroy more fear-based living, transform more people for Christ, relate real truth to life living as members in the community of the redeemed, give right answers to theological questions, give a clearer understanding of Bible interpretation, develop a true picture of who God is, and provide a clear understanding of the finished work of Jesus through His death and resurrection.   The Grace Gospel will set you free from mere theological doctrinal theories to Jesus doctrinal truth imparting resurrection power fuelled by God's love to the community of humanity.  It will cause you to soar on wings as eagles as He works His works through you. Love relationships of love with other people will become a reality rather than a superficial experience.
The Grace message is not ba…

Religious Relational Concept Misconceptions regarding the HOW of being Engaged in the Doings within Relationships.

Some of the intimate relational practices that have been reduced to mere ICONIC relationship practises believers engage in that gives them the satisfaction of performing their spiritual relational duty are;

Praying.
Worshipping.
Fellowshiping.
Ministering.
Witnessing.
Preaching.
Bible Reading.
Churching.

To relegate such relational realities to ICONIC practices does not establish relationship reality with God or with people, further more, it leaves a false impression on people as to the function of these practices by the community of the redeemed in the community of humanity. 

Take praying for instances. We are led to believe that the longer and harder we pray, the more people we can get to pray, the better the chance of moving the hand of God to answer the prayer as if God were saying; "come on man get another 10 people to pray, pray for another 2 hours and I will answer". God is not moved by numbers or time.

This manner of praying and the performing of the other relational duties li…

The Good News Gospel.

God is a God of mercy, understanding, love and forgiveness. As members of His family we are infused with these qualities. These qualities are what the community of the redeemed are to manifest in the community of humanity as the good news gospel that will persuade people to turn from ego-enhancing, self-serving relationships to God respecting, Jesus honoring and people loving relationships.

If our gospel presentation is riddled with mercilessness, bullheadedness, hate and un- forgiveness...I wonder...whose gospel are we manifesting?

Union With Christ

But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. (1 Cor. 6:17)

We no longer need the law and the keeping of it to try to develop and maintain a relationship with God. Once we understand the awesomeness of our union in Christ all our  religious reasoning for becoming a believer and our religious reasoning for remaining a believer begins to change.

We will begin to see that being the Body of Christ in the earth, being a part of His community of the redeemed to manifest His glory in the earth is by being ourselves, living our ordinary life minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, where He lives His life through His redeemed community in living His life.

If the reality of the Gospel were to be grasped by the redeemed, traditional churchanity with all its performing arts and most of its monetary begging will dissolve and fall of as filthy rags of self-righteousness, useless for maintaining our relationship with God.

A Follower of Christ.

Being a believer...a follower of Christ... a member of His Body...a member of the community of the redeemed; 
Is not standing for "Christian causes" by boycotting  against some "sin".
Is not about attending gospel meetings to hear the preacher preach.
Is not following the promptings of the pastor or the worship leader.
Is not being the preacher, teacher, or member of the hierarchy.
Is not performing miracles for God in the name of Jesus.
Is not about how well you know and quote the Bible. 
Is not verbalizing the correct spiritual verbiage. I​s not repeating the correct faith formulas. Is not about the giving of the tithe. Is not striving to keep the Law. Is not of any self-effort.
Most of the above can be done by people who want their ego feathers stroked while making for themselves a name so they can be looked upon as being spiritually important...all the while denying the power of of the Gospel by being involved in "another gospel that is in reality not the Gospel. Many…

Love is a Burning Flame.

Loving with the Love of God is the worst adversary of the “devil's hell”.

Love is a fire that is hotter than hell, it is the only fire that burns away “every dross of sin”...past...present...future, and unlike what we are told about “hell fire”, love's fire is redemptive not punitive.

Fall into love's ring of fire and let it burn all your misconceptions about our loving God, let it fire you with His love to share the good news of the redemptive power that God's love has provided...”the great transaction is DONE!.

Love's Fire is a Hell Fire Destroyer!

Sin Inspector.

Despite what some people say, God has no calling for people to be “SIN INSPECTORS”, revealing the sin in peoples lives as evidenced by Jesus' words; “let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

Inspecting for sin in the lives of others is not a God calling, it is a devil calling.

Self-righteous Bigotry.

One thing I have noticed about self-righteous bigotry...people who exhibit such rule out all possibility that they may be wrong due to the possibility that they THEMSELVES are what is wrong.

The Path You Travel.

When the self-righteous believe their understanding of the Bible is the correct understanding they consign themselves to judging other people's understanding as misunderstanding, all their  judging narrows the vision of God and his purpose for the community of the redeemed.

The path of self-righteousness is one hundred and eighty degrees out of phase with the path of righteousness though  both are paved with love.

The path of self-righteousness is paved with the love of self and tarred with arrogance and narrow-mindedness. “My way is right because it is anchored in the rock of orthodox traditional understanding of the Bible that 'great men' of God has taught us...therefore, your way is wrong because it goes against orthodoxy.”

The path of righteousness is paved with love for God and love for humanity and is tarred with humility and open mindedness. Jesus is the lens we should interpret the Bible through, the God-man who came to reveal His Father to us so we can rightfully rev…

To Be or not to Be.

Don't regret that you may not be where you wanted to be.

Rather, rejoice in that you may be where you need to be.

Wherever you are, you can be who you were created to be.

Being who you were created to be assures you will  BE HAPPY.

Peace-Less-Ness.

Why do so many believers exemplify a peace-less-ness relationship in their journey with God? The reason is that many of them wrongly believe that God is displeased and angry with them because of their failure to live up to the law and they fall out of favor with God when they commit a sin.

This kind of thinking is due to people's ignorance of God, His grace and His righteousn...ess. If a believer is living in Grace, God's peace will follow His righteousness. If you are in a peace-less-ness relationship, you are more sin-conscious than God-conscious in your relational understanding and living.

To many believers have such an obsession with sin and are so sin-conscious that they live their lives trying, in and of themselves, to overcome sin...an impossibility, I might add. Such sin-consciousness set them up for failure, condemnation and guilt. They live life, hiding from sin, hiding sin in their lives, running from sin, fighting against sin, talking about sin...in the life of…

Are You a God BUTTING Man?

God's Grace has NO MEASURE
God's Love has NO LIMIT
God's POWER has NO BOUNDARIES, known unto man
God's MERCY is INFINITE
God's TRUTH has NO LIES
God's FORGIVIGNG has NO FAILINGS
God's KINDNESS has NO FAVORITES

... GOD IS LIMITLESS!

Yet people say His MERCY, His LOVE, His GRACE is limited, evidenced by their saying; God is merciful BUT...God is graceful BUT...God is Love...BUT!

God BUTTING...is God LIMITTING...is God DOUBTING...is God JUDGING.

The audacity of man to BUT God!

Frustrating the Grace of God

Trying to make yourself righteous by your own efforts is frustrating the grace of God.
Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

People are not righteous because of right doing. People became righteous because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. Righteousness is based entirely on Jesus’ right doing. Salvation is not about doing right to become righteous. It is about believing in Jesus to become righteous.
God does not look at your  good works to righteousfy a person. He looks at His Son’s perfect sacrifice at Calvary and through Him you are righteous.

The law-keepers say, “Well, we must do our part.,then God will do His.” What part did anyone play in their salvation other then sinning? When did God consult with you at any time in the plan of redemption? Why was the Lamb slain before the beginning of the world. That is why salvation is a gift by grace, and Christ’s righteousness imputed to us.

Many Law-keepers…

Law and Grace.

Watchman Nee Quotes.

“Grace means that God does something for me; law means that I do something for God. God has certain holy and righteous demands which he places upon me: that is law. Now if law means that God requires something of me for their fulfillment, then deliverance from law means he no longer requires that from me, but himself provides it.”

“So we can say, reverently, that God never gave us the Law to keep: he gave us the Law to break! He well knew that we could not keep it.” 

“The Law requires much, but offers no help in the carrying out of its requirements. The Lord Jesus requires just as much, yea even more (Matt. 5:21-48), but what he requires from us he himself carries out in us. The law makes demands and leaves us helpless to fulfill them; Christ makes demands, but he himself fulfills in us the very demands he makes.” 

Frustrating the Grace of God.

Trying to make yourself righteous by your own efforts is frustrating the grace of God.

Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

People are not righteous because of right doing. People became righteous because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. Righteousness is based entirely on Jesu...s’ right doing. Salvation is not about doing right to become righteous. It is about believing in Jesus to become righteous.

God does not look at your good works to righteousfy a person. He looks at His Son’s perfect sacrifice at Calvary and through Him you are righteous.

The law-keepers say, “Well, we must do our part.,then God will do His.” What part did anyone play in their salvation other then sinning? When did God consult with you at any time in the plan of redemption? Why was the Lamb slain before the beginning of the world. That is why salvation is a gift by grace, and Christ’s righteousness imputed to us.

Many Law…

Pondering.

I wonder...To what degree does human kind have free will?

Do we really have absolute control over our lives in choosing our actions, or do we make decisions based on our environment, our gene makeup, the influence of the society we had no choice in being a part of, or the influence of the religious choices our parents or we ourselves have made?

If our past choices determine our present reality and influence our future choices, does that not negate the idea that one can oneself control what one does because what one does or will do is determined by what one has done?

Therefore, is the idea that man uses free will “absolute control” in his decision making...a delusional illusion?

Grace Criticism.

The criticism heralded by Law-Keeper adherents against the Gospel of Grace, is based upon a delusional misunderstanding of the the scriptures, especially the scriptures regarding the finished work of Christ on the cross that was invoked because of His resurrection. 
The Gospel of Grace is RESURRECTION SANCTIONED, and RESURRECTION EMPOWERED as the means of the community of the redeemed affecting the community of humanity towards God and His righteousness.

Fault Finding Finders.

Some of the current practice within christendom consists of fault finding and denouncing other people's mistakes and failures to the point of judging and condemning the people who have faulted. 

This  practice is not conducive to reconciliation, rather it promotes alienation.  

Some practices within christendom, though trying its best to set people on the path to heaven's gate, have left a trail of people littered with shattered and unfilled promises that has left a trail of broken lives and a bad taste in the mouths of the victims regarding the God of love. History shows that people of one persuasion have killed people of different persuasion because their theology differed.  

What the fault finding finders need to know is that they themselves are not without fault and need to heed Jesus' words; "let him who is without fault cast the first stone." If they considered these words of Jesus, they would cease to be fault finders and become fault forgivers.

Fear.

Most of the fears we fear are nothing more than delusional illusions.

Union With Christ.

But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. (1 Cor. 6:17)
We no longer need the law and the keeping of it to try to develop and maintain a relationship with God. Once we understand the awesomeness of our union in Christ all our  religious reasoning for becoming a believer and our religious reasoning for remaining a believer begins to change. 
We will begin to see that being the Body of Christ in the earth, being a part of His community of the redeemed to manifest His glory in the earth is by being ourselves, living our ordinary life minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, where He lives His life through His redeemed community in living His life.
If the reality of the Gospel were to be grasped by the redeemed, traditional churchanity with all its performing arts and most of its monetary needs will dissolve and fall of as filthy rags of self-righteousness useless for maintaining our relationship with God. 

-- 
Glenn Regular

Who are You?

Most of us belong to organizations whose major objective is to get people to believe the way they do, think the way they do, act the way they do, feel the way they do...they try to clone us to their particular mold.

God has given you a unique identity that is you and these people  manipulators try to rob you of your God given identity by convincing you to take on the identity of the group they represent.
Taking on their identity puts you in bondage to them.

Retaining your God given identify ensures your freedom from their manipulation.

Preaching.

Preaching the Gospel is not so much a professional person TALKING about the Gospel and ministering to people in 2 hour event-driven meetings among a gathering of like minded believers.

Preaching the Gospel is more about the "Body of Christ" WALKING in the reality of the Gospel and ministering to people while living life daily as the community of the redeemed among people in the community of fallen humanity needing the love reality of Jesus.

When Does God Love Us.

The Law Keepers Gospel says that in order for God to love us we must change. Requiring change before God will love us means that God does not love us if we do not change.

The Gospel of Grace says God will change us because He loves us, revealing that Gods loves us even if we do not change.

There is nothing we can do to make God love us any more...There is also nothing we can do to make God love us any less!

Knowing the Heart

Do you want to know how to get to know what is in the heart of a person?

Listen to what rolls off the tip of their tongue when they open their mouth to speak.

A person full of goodness in his heart produces good things; a person with an evil reservoir in his heart pours out evil things. The heart overflows in the words a person speaks; your words reveal what’s within your heart (Luke 6:45).

A mouth that speaks the written word about God from a misunderstood interpretation speaks the word out of context and is speaking the evil that is in his heart, even though he knows not the words he speaks as evil.

Our mouth is the gateway to knowing what is in our heart and when we open our mouth-gate to our rolling tongue we reveal our heart.

Things that are Graceless, Mercyless and Loveless.

Sun rays unfiltered.
Fire out of control.
Wind driven by an hurricane.
Water in its fury.
Fear mongering.
Anger acted upon in wrath.
Revenge seeking.
Religious bigotry.
Loveless communication.
Condemnatory attitude.
Spiritual elitism.
Judgemental judging.
Close mindedness.
Uncontrolled tongue.
Finger pointing.
A hardened heart.
Manipulative controlling.
Spiritual abuse.
Self-righteousness.
Unforgiveness.
Arrogance

Know nothing of God's mercy, grace and love.



Is the Law still for today? Part 2

Paul reveals to us that the law produces sin, it doesn’t forgive sin. For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in the members of our body to bear fruit for death. But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in bondage to the letter.

What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.

Paul tells us that he had a problem with the sin of coveting, one of the Big 10 of the Law "Thou shalt not covet". So even the Ten Commandments stir up “coveting of every kind” (Rom. 7-8).  If we use the Big 10 to live godly lives, would we not experience th…

Is the Law still valid for today? Part 1

We are told that the Law is still invoke for the post-cross believer, maybe not for initial salvation, but it is for maintaining one's salvation and righteousness by obeying the do's and dont's of the Law to be in right standing with God.

Most institutional believers today fail to realize that once we establish a relationship with God through Jesus any relationship with the Law and the practice of its demands has no place in the community of believers...the Body of Christ.

Therefore, my brethren, you were also made to DIE to the Law through the Body of Christ, so that you might be JOINED to ANOTHER, to Him (Jesus) who was raised from the dead, on order that we might bear fruit for God (Rom. 7:4). Therefore, if the Law is not dead to you, you CANNOT bare fruit for God.

Paul warns believers against the idea of mixing the Law under the Old Covenant with Grace under the New covenant. In Gal. 3:1 he goes so far as to say; “You foolish Galatians” to those who tried to mix the old w…

Relationship with God.

Our relationship with God is not about trying to avoid God's wrath and believing we will experience it if we fail, neither is it passing judgement and condemnation on people because of their failures that we judge as sinning.

Our relationship with God is about;

fully comprehending God's love,
so we can fully experience God's love,
so we can fully live in God's love,
so we can rightly share God's love,


with the people in the community of humanity that need God's love as we manifest God's love by loving to love people.

How do we stack up as UNITED members of God's family?

I am inclined to believe that Jesus did not design His family...his called out ones...the community of the redeemed, to live in family segregation by congregating...because of ,"like minded beliefs"...into different denominational boxes called churches with no family support to or from the different "like minded beliefs" of family members in ...other segregated boxes.

The underlying purpose of the body of Christ is to share Christ in the community of humanity, become intimately acquainted with people that God brings across our path in daily living by showing forth His goodness in our living kingdom life and fill the earth with His glory.

The community of called our ones, as God's family, is one of God's greatest masterpieces of creation, in that He established family members through the bloodline of His Son that would otherwise not be family members. Thus, the segregated segregation of people into isolated boxes is a blatant disregard for the unity togethe…

The Love of Money is the Root of all Evil.

Many people in Christendom are doing things for money that God doesn't approve of and call it the gospel.

The ironic thing is, that many people in Christendom are doing things for money that God does approve of, even though God does not approve of merchandizing the gospel.

God's Family Purpose.

The purpose of the community of the redeemed is given to Paul in Eph. 3:8-12; Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

It is God's family, that is living proof of God's gracious provision in Christ, not religious institutionalism. This provision contains His plan for the community of the redeemed to live His life vicariously in the community of humanity for the purpose of their becoming a part of His redeemed community.

For people t…

Bible Interpretation.

The Spirit does not necessarily confirm scripture interpretation, for indeed, man's interpretation may not be God's revelation of the scripture interpretation.

On the other hand, if scriptural interpretation is Spirit revealed revelation, the interpretation is God's revelation, and scripture itself will confirm the interpretation.

The community of the redeemed (The Church) is not built upon doctrine or Bible interpretation, it is built upon Spirit revelation that Jesus Christ is the resurrected Son of the living God and that revelation  energizes the  community of the redeemed to operate in resurrection power.

Bible interpretation is the cause of denominational segregation that violates Scripture unification of the community of the redeemed.
Spirit revelation produces Scripture unification of the community of the redeemed that is totally supported by Scripture.

Peter knew Christ was the Son of the living God, not by scripture interpretation, but by Spirit revelation. We will ne…

Truth Nugget.

Regretting your past and fearing your future is the kill joy of your present.

Getting Older.

Why is it that some people think that the older they get the wiser they get, yet their immaturity did not grow to maturity, nor did their conceit turn to humility

As a Follower of Christ.

As a follower of Christ is it not much better to live righteously before people in the world rather than complain about the evilness of people in the world followed by judgement and condemnation because of that evil.

As a follower of Christ is it not much better to live your life confident of heaven than it is to live your life in fear of hell and then participate in fear mongering to try and scare the hell out of people.

Are we Real?

From observation and recorded history, many people who think they are without sin put on a righteous facade and act as if they are so holy that sin runs from them, have deceived many into believing they are a God send, even though they are faking fakers.

Seeing.

Why is it people seem to have 20/20 vision when it comes to seeing the mistakes of other people, but are blind to the mistakes they themselves make.

I know there is such a thing has a person only hearing what he wants to hear, I guess a person also has the ability to see only what he wants to see.

I wonder...would seeing through the eyes of love give us a truer picture of the things we see.

Are our Traditions Nullifying the Power of God in our Lives?

Traditions start when someone’s interpretation of something is accepted by others as truth and passed down through time as truth. People who hold to beliefs solely because they have been passed down to them by their respective leaders are traditionalists? That does not necessarily mean that traditions are wrong, but we should critically evaluate for ourselves the traditions we have accepted as truth?

It is scriptural correct to “Test all things; hold fast what is good” (1 Thes. 5:21).

We should judge for ourselves our traditions, based on proper original contextual meaning  “Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right” (Lk. 12:57)?

 We should not haphazardly accept our traditions has truth for Christ strongly warns us about our traditions  in Mt. 15:3, 6, 9.

Perhaps you have struggled with man-made doctrines and traditions that are contrary the teaching and life of Jesus. Maybe you have questioned the rightness of such doctrine.

The Bible has been translated from ancient languages…

Are you Enjoying your Relationship with God?

A problem in Christendom is that too many people are controlled by  the sins they have committed in the past or the sins committed in the present. This controlling influence is hindering you from an intimate relationship with God preventing you from resting in His love and grace. This mentality is a product of religious influence that maintains we have to measure up to man-made standards that are presented as a means of acquiring God's forgiveness and maintaining our relationship with Him.

Did you know that much of the Scriptures were written by murders! Yet you feel inadequate and condemned by your sin. I am safe in saying that most of you have not killed anybody. Therefore stop beating yourself on the head because of the traditions of rule and regulated religion.

Moses killed a man while in a livid rage. Yet he wrote the first five books of the Old Testament.

David killed a woman's husband because he wanted to hide the fact that he had sex with the man's wife. Yet He wrote…

Sinning is Sin no matter how you look at it.

"Let him who is without sin cast the first stone," were the words of Jesus to the religious people of His day that judged, condemned and sentenced as person who sinned differently than the "sinning saints". When Jesus wrote in the sand, for some reason the "sinning saints" disappeared. Ever wonder what He wrote...I wonder, was it a list of sins of the sinning saints?

Judging and condemning people's sin because they sin different sins than we do is the epitome of the Pharisaical mindset, "I am better than them attitude" that attitude stinks of spiritual elitism and it has no place in the Body of Christ. 

If you are guilty of doing judging and condemning people because of their sin, you are guilty of sinning a sin that is as bad as the sin you are judging in other people and you need forgiveness as much as you believe the other sinning people need forgiveness.

The sins of saints one of which is "PRIDE", are just as deplorable as the sin…

Is it POSSIBLE?

Is it possible that people who are regarded as enemies of the religious system are more correct in their assessment of religion than the assessment the religious people within religion have of religion?

Could it be that the acceptance of religious understanding may be indicative of accepting the understanding we understand without proper investigation of the understanding we understand therefore, our view of people who disagree with our understanding we tag as misguided and misunderstood people.

Objections by people to the religious system does not mean they are enemies of the people within religion, vise-versa, they indeed maybe our friend but the religious biases we are deceived by blinds us to seeing that reality. 

God's Family Purpose.

The purpose of the community of the redeemed is given  to Paul in Eph. 3:8-12; Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

It is God's  family, that is living proof of God's gracious provision in Christ, not institutionalism. This provision contains His plan for the community of the redeemed to live His life vicariously in the community of humanity for the purpose of their becoming a part of His redeemed community.

For people to think that…

God's Graceous Righteousness..

As believers, God's gracious righteousness is graciously given to us to be able to be in God's presence without guilt, shame, condemnation or unworthiness in spite of our failures and shortcomings.

God's gracious righteousness also enables us to stand in the presences of egotistic religious zealots without any feeling of weakness, inferiority, or fear of their accusations, judgmentalism, and their condemnations.


Note the words of Jonathan Lehman;
"fear of man sometimes keeps us from saying the things we should say, and fear of man sometimes provokes us to say things we shouldn’t."

Live your relational relationship with Christ FEARLESS of man.

Absolute Truth.

When made-made religious institutions purport they have the absolute truth about God and His desire for humanity, as history reveals, gives rise to evil doings performed in the name of God for the sake of God, with the blessing of God.

That doesn't mean that there is no such truth as absolute truth, it means that absolute truth is not man's prerogative to determine, it is God ordained. What ever man believes to be absolute truth is more than likely to be somewhat different than what God has ordained as absolute truth.

Charles Kimball put it this way;
“We have to be very, very careful as human beings when we begin to appropriate ... that notion that when we think we have God in our heart ... [we] know what God wants ... for everybody else. Then I think you can show historically that you have at least the potential for a disaster waiting to happen because you can literally justify almost anything at that point.”

It is precisely that kind of thinking that allows religions to interp…

Without.

Without the denominated buildings.

Without the seminary seminarian pastors.

Without the celebrity preachers.

Without the fear mongering to scare people.

Without the spiritual manipulation of the people.

Without the control over the people.

Without the money of the people.

Without the programs for the people.

Without the misrepresentation of scripture to validate denominational doctrines.

Without the hierarchy structure to keep order.

WOULD THE CHURCH as SOCIETY and the CHURCH GOERS know it, EXIST?

We all know the answer is no. Why?

Because the church as it exists, was not God's idea, thus, not the Church that Jesus said He would build. It is a system patterned after the world system structured  from the vain philosophies of men. That does not mean that there are none of God's people inside the system, again we all know there are.

The question now is, would the Church that the bible records that Jesus is building, exist without the above list? The answer is a resounding yes. If you believe…

Who are we relating to?

When it comes to being a believer in Christ, it is of utmost importance to differentiate between what is truth and what is supposed truth, and the difference between relationship with Jesus and a relationship with religion.

Relating to Christ is as far removed as the east is from the west then relating to religion .

The Fact Is.

The fact about religion is; it distorts the facts about God without knowing the facts about God.

That results in people accepting what they believe to be facts about God when in fact, they are not facts about God.

Therefore, it is wise to be cautious in what we put forth as FACTS.

What is Jesus building?

It's Sunday morning, the pa-star arrives at the church early as he has for the past twenty years. Members are arriving right on time as they have for the last twenty years. They find the same padded pew to sit in to watch and listen as they have for the last twenty years. They are all smiling as if they didn't have a problem in the world.

 The pa-star takes centre stage behind the sacred desk, his presence dominates the service. The saints sit, stand and sing on cue from the pastor. The offering basket is passed to collect God's "tithe", the children leave for their own service as the offering hymn is sung. The pas-star begins the main event and starts to preach, he sees some people looking around, others are falling to sleep while others seem preoccupied thinking about something else. He prays the closing prayer as the rank and file, file out.
 He wonders to himself, is this the reason Christ died? Is this really God's plan for humanity? Is this the Church th…