Judeo-Christian Faith

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The Judeo-Christian world view recognizes the Divine existence and eminence in cosmic and human affairs. The reconciliation of Judaism and Christianity is a simple matter, and the recognition of "Israel" (as revealed by God) eliminates confusion.       NOTE: I am continuing to add to the list of topics at right -->

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Eccl 10:2 -- The heart of the
wise inclines to the right, but
the heart of the fool to the left.

Left vs. Right

This originates in Matthew 25:33 and actually is the basis for what has evolved into our political parties of the 21st Century.

In Renaissance France, the "progressives" of that time de-christianized France and went so far as to reject faith in God and intentionally chose the "left" side of the government chamber where legislation was determined, doing so as a statement of rejecting Christian faith.

Since that time, the "left" and "right" designations have evolved, but the foundation of a matter is important. The Renaissance -- the supposed "Great Enlightenment" -- was a work of Satan, for in his once being the light-bearer or morning star of God (Lucifer), he now "enlightened" mankind to reject God. And what followed? Atheistic science and the lie of evolution, along with a degradation of humanity, and demoralization of art and music.

So when someone chooses the "left" position on a matter of discussion (such as with the political parties of our nation), one is choosing intentionally, though perhaps in ignorance of the full reality of the choice. And when one looks at the platforms of this distinction, one can easily see where the larger view of the "left" continues to reject God and the larger view of the "right" continues to embrace God.

Being imperfect, we all fail in honoring God's Law and sometimes find ourselves on the "left" or "right" of specific topics, but an intellectually honest evaluation of such broad platforms clearly shows the distinction between "left" and "right", between "goats" and "sheep", between those who seek God's design in our world and those who do not.

Are there honest believers who love God on the "left"? Sure, but one must wonder, Why? Because Satan deceives the whole world! Remember that he is a master of disguise.

 
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The reality of this universe is that God clearly exists, that He created us upright and by our own choices we have deviated from His intent. Furthermore, His Law has been revealed to us and is unchanging (Matthew 5:17-20 and Hebrews 13:8), but we have sinned and require grace to avoid doom. Moreover, the Law cannot save us but because of grace, God did for us in His Son what the Law could not do. God's grace to us is found only in the completed work of Jesus at the Cross because the wages of our sin demand our death. Therefore, our justification now comes only by faith and because of our faith, we uphold God's Law without fear for our failures.

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What is our responsibility?

 

Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. James 3:1

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

Other translations use the phrase "rightly divide the word of truth". What does it mean to rightly handle or divide the word of truth?

Jesus said:

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17-20

The Bereans were considered most noble for it is said about them:

Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. Acts 17:11

Even the Apostle Paul says "What does scripture say?" in Romans 4:3. To what "scripture" does he refer? To what "scripture" does Jesus refer? What "scripture" did the Bereans search?

The Law and the Prophets.
The Law of God has been mischaracterized in our present day as something that "no longer applies". Herein, a lie of Satan has infiltrated the body of Christ, resulting in choices and actions that are sin. Why? Because Satan wants us to sin. He wants us to ignore God's Law for he hates God's Law.

Why? Because the law is good, right, and holy -- Romans 7:12. It is a serious error to claim the Law of God does not matter any longer. Even Jesus taught that it is a perversion of the Divine Perspective to pick and choose which of God's Law applies to us (Matthew 5:17-20).

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But supposing we could do exactly that, how would we determine which Law applied and which Law did not? (I am using a human example, for there is no way a human being can determine which of God's Laws no longer matter to God!) 

In our day (the early 21st Century), tattoos have become the fad of the day (and tomorrow's regret). Some teach that tattooing the body is okay now because we are not under law. Yet those same advocates for tattoos would never approve of prostituting one's daughter, even though it is in the same scripture of God's law as God's prohibition of tattoos (Leviticus 19:26-30).

If someone says, "Well, I don't think that applies..." or "Well, my argument with that scripture is..." then take a moment and think about the words that person has spoken. It is clear, is it not? If we "don't think..." or if we have an "argument with that scripture..." then there is a problem on our end. And if we don't understand something, then we should study, pray, and seek the Holy Spirit's guidance as to how we can conform to the Divine Perspective of the matter for the Holy Spirit will guide you into all truth (John 16:13).

The Conclusion: We cannot pick and choose which Law we can require versus which Law we can ignore. Here is the whole truth of the matter--

We are instructed to rightly handle or divide the word of truth. This is the truth. We can rejoice for our failures are forgiven, yet we ever strive to keep God's Law.

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Proverbs 12:10

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Where we fail, we do NOT claim that we have not sinned, nor since we are not under law it was not sin. No, rather we confess it as sin (which is breaking the Law of God), repent, and try not to repeat our error. Beyond that we certainly don't teach others to break God's Law. Remember: Those who teach will be judged more strictly.

Where we lack understanding (i.e. a lack of knowledge, history, perspective, purpose, etc.), we study, pray, and seek wisdom from the Lord... all the while rejoicing fully persuaded that our undeserved salvation has been forever secured by Jesus the Messiah, all the while basking in the knowledge that we are not our own, but instead we belong to God and thus we do everything we can to abide by God's Law and teach others to do the same.

How magnificent a salvation!

Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long.

                                                         Psalm 119:97

 


Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God! For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength! 1 Cor 1:25

To the world, we are fools. Just look around at the massive deceptions that surround us. Climate change (a false earth worship), evolution (a denial of God's existence), communism/social-democrat-ism (a flawed human-based value system), vegan/vegetarianism (a flawed health system), animal rights (a reversal of God's design), overpopulation (a false degradation of human life), save the whales (while killing children in the womb), et cetera ad infinitum ad nauseum...

All of these are frauds... distractions designed by the Father of Lies to occupy our thoughts and distract us from the true purpose of God. The wisdom of God is viewed as foolishness to them. They worship created things rather than the Creator. Thinking themselves wise, they have become fools. (Romans 1:21-23)

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Index of Relevant
Topics for Our Time

Topics Being Developed

  • Races, Nations, Slavery, etc.
  • Judaism & Christianity
  • Who is Israel?
  • Doctrine of Original Sin
  • Modern movies, music, books
  • FaceBook, Twitter, etc.
  • How to "be ye separate"
  • Living by example
  • The earth & environmentalism
  • Health to your whole body
  • Making an oath
  • Fasting and prayer
  • Sackcloth and ashes
  • True Religion
  • When you "get" Romans...
  • Are we under God's Law?
  • What about stoning?
  • The role of government
  • The Lord's supper / Eucharist
  • Use of intoxicants
  • The duty of man
  • The role of woman
  • What about multiple wives?
  • Spiritual gifts
  • Worship and assemblies
  • In the home
  • Corporal punishment of children
  • Education of children
  • Slavery
  • The Judges
  • The Kings
  • Wisdom Literature
  • Prophecy of the end times

 

 
Use of a Creed

Throughout the ages, the basic doctrines of faith have been codified in a formal creed recited in worship assemblies. One of the earliest of written creeds is below. Since copies of scripture were not widely available, creeds and catechisms were used to teach matters of faith to believers and as instruments of worship and professions of faith. At the time the Apostles' Creed was written, the word "catholic" was not referring to a particular branch of Christianity, rather it referred to the full body of believers world-wide. The word "catholic" actually means "universal" and did not become associated with the Roman Church until many centuries had passed and divisions of practice began to distinguish branches of Christianity.

There is nothing wrong with a creed, per se. The purpose of the creed is to codify the key elements of Christian faith in a single statement that gives honor to the Lord. Reminding ourselves of these key elements is important for refocusing our minds from the demands of life toward the tenets of faith. Read the words carefully, and consider that for over 1,500 years, this statement has been repeated aloud, daily, somewhere on the face of the earth.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

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