LET ME BEGIN MY
LITTLE DISCUSSION ON "THE LAW OF GOD" VERSES DON LOVE
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SPEAKS FOR THE BIBLE", AND AS MR. DON SO RUDELY APPLIES; WHICH
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AS B’ Ann SO
RESPECTFULLY WROTE THERE ARE AS MANY OPINIONS OUT THERE AS THERE ARE
PEOPLE AND WITH THIS MAYBE IT DOES COME DOWN TO THIS IN THE END !
THIS IS WHY, UNDER
THIS OSMOSIS, I FIRMLY BELIEVE, THESE TYPE OF ONE WAY CONVERSATIONS
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SURE WE ALL THINK WE HAVE A CAUSE TO PROTECT, BUT SO DO THE MUSLIMS
AND THE HINDUS FOR THAT MATTER, BUT WE PROTECT OURSELVES BY NOT
EXPOSING OURSELVES TO THE CONTROVERSIES THAT ALWAYS COME OUT OF A
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WHEN SOMEONE BECOMES IRATE AND BELITTLING FOR IT TELLS ME I HAVE
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AT THE ROOT LEVEL, AS I FEEL THIS CONTROVERSY HAS, WITH WHAT NOW
SEEMS TO BE MY OPPONENT, WHO STRANGELY ENOUGH STANDS FOR LOVE AS
"THE END OF THE LAW" – ALL LAW APPARENTLY, AND TO THIS I
ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS DEBATE TO WHERE IT
STANDS PRESENTLY; I WILL "UP DATE" IT AS NEED BE…
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NOW I REALIZE WHAT I SAW WAS
CORRECT IN RETROSPECT – AT LEAST DON GOT THE JEST OF IT !
Just before John sees Jesus coming
in vision (re Rev.14:14) he identifies the last day people; their
character, their work, their connection to Jesus.
It's clear then; find that people
on earth, who look this way, and you've found Gods true church (last
day saints - same as the 1st established by the lamb Rev.12:)
"defined" by Him, not me or you. (ref. Rev.
The reason people can't see and
recognize them today is; Described by God through His prophet Isaiah
These are the verses that you set
forth as proof for whatever it is you are trying to prove. It
seems that you are trying to set forth how to recognize
Christians/end-time Christians; so to this, I will address my
Rev. 12:17 And
the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to
make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep
the commandments of God, and have the testimony of
Rev. 14:12 Here
is the patience of the saints: here are they that
keep the commandments of God, and the faith of
Rev. 14:14 And I
looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon
the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having
on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp
Rev. 19:10 And I
fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto
me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and
of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus:
worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the
spirit of prophecy.
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.
I’ve tried to decipher what these
verses have in common. Apparently, you feel that the Lord’s people
will be recognized because they obey the Lord’s commandments. This
presents a lot of problems to anyone trying to understand your how
you would recognize a believer. In fact, it presents as many
problems as there are divisions in the body of Christ—and some
might even argue that it presents as many problems as there are
To me, the reason people cannot
recognize Christians today is that they do not perceive Who Jesus
was and What He was about when He came to earth as a suffering
Messiah. Let me respond to you by first looking at a couple more
verses that are in the same passage of your last quote.
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone
of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the
houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the
inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many
among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken,
and be snared, and be taken…
20 To the law
and to the testimony: if they speak not according to
this word, it is because there is no light in them.
The Scriptures above point forward
to the time when Christ would have to come and restore God’s
original teachings put forth to His people from Genesis to Malachi.
The religious leaders throughout the ages had added so many do’s
and don’t’s to the simplicity of God’s commandments
that it was impossible for anyone to attain their man-made list.
When Christ paid the price for sin on the Cross, God wiped that
slate clean, took His Hand and ripped the veil of the temple just as
you and I would rip up an offending note/letter, and proceeded to
write His truth again through the New Testament writers.
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in
twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did
quake, and the rocks rent;
And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from
the top to the bottom.
And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a
darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
And the sun was
darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the
And when Jesus
had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father,
into thy hands I commend my spirit: and
having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
In Biblical times the earthly kings
had a seal, a ring, or a coat of arms that would identify their
proclamations as real and binding upon the people. God’s seal,
real and binding, was the Blood of His Only Begotten Son which would
be placed on the hearts of people that believed on the name
of His Only Begotten Son. This seal of/from God was taken totally
and completely out of the hands of the church leaders. Instead, the
seal was placed in the hands of the Holy Spirit, Who now places the
atonement seal which is the blood of Christ on the heart of each
person who exercises the "faith" as required by the new
covenant. This faith is then enhanced by the gifts of the Spirit.
Now, since this "faith" is both a "gift of
Spirit" and the "fruit of the Spirit," (i.e., given
by the Holy Spirit) then any works done by the believer are either
accomplished through the "gift of Faith" or the
"fruit of Faith." Consequently, all the glory returns to
the Father because of Christ’s finished work on the Cross.
The shedding of Christ’s blood
for a sacrificial atonement was not a new concept. It had always
been so in the Old Testament and was brought forth and made perfect
in the New Testament. Consider the following Scriptures.
And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done
well in executing [that which is] right in mine
eyes, [and] hast done unto the house of Ahab
according to all that [was] in mine heart, thy
children of the fourth [generation] shall sit on the
throne of Israel.
The emphasis was always to do the
commandments of the Father, in that particular situation, which
would bring the true King honor. Now, because of the sacrifice of
Jesus on the cross, all glory and honor would remain under the
auspices of the Trinity. One might ask, what do we get out of all of
this? Well, let’s hear what the Scriptures have to say.
His lord said unto him, Well done, [thou] good and
faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few
things, I will make thee ruler over many things:
enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful
servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou
into the joy of thy lord.
If the writer of Isaiah had his
neighbors in for dinner or for a discussion of the Scriptures, this
is what he would share or give as an exhortation. He would say,
"The direction you are now going is coming to naught and
will produce great darkness of mind and heart. My family and I are not
going to follow the religious dogmas of today!" He would
further exhort that they were being led into spiritual darkness.
Read as follows:
And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them
that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that
peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto
their God? for the living to the dead?
To the law and
to the testimony: if they speak not according to
this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in
And they shall
pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it
shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry,
they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and
their God, and look upward.
And they shall
look unto the earth; and behold trouble and
darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be]
driven to darkness.
It was here that we began to see a
searching for "the light" that had always permeated the
Biblical writings. These writings continued to grow stronger with
each succeeding prophet, even to the actual time/place where this
"longed for Hope/Light" would emerge upon the world scene.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and
scribes of the people together, he demanded of them
where Christ should be born.
5 And they said
unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is
written by the prophet,
6 And thou
Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least
among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall
come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be
little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of
thee shall he come forth unto me [that is] to be
ruler in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from
of old, from everlasting.
Isaiah 9:6 For
unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and
the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The
mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of
Now, we need to refer back to this
stumbling block mentioned in Isaiah 8:14. We find this carried
forward in the New Testament where it clearly states Christ purpose
in dying on the cross.
called you out
of darkness into his marvelous light:
I Pet. 2:24-25
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on
the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live
unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
For ye were as
sheep going I Pet. 2:6-9
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture,
Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect,
precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be
therefore which believe [he is] precious: but unto
them which be disobedient, the stone which the
builders disallowed, the same is made the head of
And a stone of
stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them]
which stumble at the word, being disobedient:
whereunto also they were appointed.
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 astray; but are now
returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
I said all this to say, obviously,
the religious leaders and the followers in the Old Testament had
gotten far, far away from the precepts of God. We know what the true
and the false followers looked like from the Scriptures of the Old
Testament. We know what a New Testament Christian is to look like
because true believers were brought into the kingdom through a
better covenant, i.e., through faith in the death, burial and
resurrection of Christ. They are not to be an "imitation"
of Christ, for that was what Satan tried to be. This Scripture tells
us what we are to "look" like in the Kingdom of God. Jesus
was our example and we need to follow His precepts. He said, "
I listen and do what the Father tells me to do" He did not
For I have not spoken of
myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a
commandment, what I should say, and what I should
I know that his commandment is life everlasting:
whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father
said unto me, so I speak.
And whatsoever ye shall ask in
my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
glorified in the Son.
But the Comforter, [which is]
the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my
name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all
things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said
Ye have not chosen me, but I
have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go
and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should
remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father
in my name, he may give it you.
And in that day ye shall ask
me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you,
Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he
will give [it] you.
But when they deliver you up,
take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it
shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall
But when they shall lead
[you], and deliver you up, take no thought
beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye
premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in
that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that
speak, but the Holy Ghost.
These are the keys to what a New
Testament Christian should look like. His or her life must be
energized by the Holy Spirit, using the "gift of Faith"
and the "fruit of Faith. These are what the world needs to see
and these are the works that will stand the test of fire talked
about in the Scriptures.
I Cor. 3:13
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day
shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by
fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of
what sort it is.
I Cor. 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer
loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by
Since the gifts and fruits of the
Holy Spirit are given to the believers so that the world can
recognize them, let’s examine them. Let’s look at the gifts
of the Spirit first:
5 And there are
differences of administrations, but the same Lord. I
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would
not have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that
ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb
idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I
give you to understand, that no man speaking by the
Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no
man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy
4 Now there are
diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
6 And there are
diversities of operations, but it is the same God
which worketh all in all.
7 But the
manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to
8 For to one is
given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another
the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another
faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of
healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another
the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to
another discerning of spirits; to another divers
kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of
11 But all these
worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing
to every man severally as he will.
Now we will look at the fruit of
the Spirit as taught by the Scriptures:
1 Stand fast
therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made
us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of
2 Behold, I Paul
say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ
shall profit you nothing.
3 For I testify
again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a
debtor to do the whole law.
4 Christ is
become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are
justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.
5 For we through
the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by
6 For in Jesus
Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor
uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
7 Ye did run
well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the
persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you.
9 A little
leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
10 I have
confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be
none otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you
shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
11 And I,
brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet
suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross
12 I would they
were even cut off which trouble you.
brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use
not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by
love serve one another.
14 For all the
law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
15 But if ye
bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be
not consumed one of another.
16 This I say
then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil
the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh
lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against
the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the
other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye
18 But if ye be
led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works
of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath,
strife, seditions, heresies,
murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of
the which I tell you before, as I have also told you
in time past, that they which do such things shall
not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit
of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that
are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts.
25 If we live in
the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be
desirous of vain glory, provoking one another,
envying one another.
You included Scriptures from
Revelation that speak of commandments; however, we need to keep in
mind that the Book of Revelation deals with believers of all ages as
well as those individuals that will go through Daniel’s 70th
Week of end-time. (For our understanding of Daniel’s 70th
Week, go to our on-line book, THE CLOCK OF THE AGES and check out
booklet one.) The Book of Revelation deals with God’s
commandments, but the book and its commandments must be
rightly/spiritually divided to make sense. Let’s look at some of
am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the
first and the last.
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
For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers,
and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and
whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these
things in the churches. I am the root and the
offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning
His commandments spoken of here are
not the Ten Commandments, which were to be the basis of a Theocratic
Government—which men rejected; but rather His Commandments for the
believers of all the ages. And at the foundation of His commandments
for all the ages were these basic concepts.
shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with
all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.
And the second [is]
like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour
as thyself. There is none other commandment greater
is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I
have loved you.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for
he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. of
his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he
gave us commandment.
I John 3:23
And this is his commandment, That we should believe
on the name
II John 1:6
And this is love, that we walk after his
commandments. This is the commandment, That, as
ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk
I Cor. 13:13
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three;
but the greatest of these [is] charity.
Because all our works for Christ
must be "an energized work through the office of the Holy
Spirit and His gifts," we can no longer feel puffed up and
greater than others. Let me share my understanding of the difference
between the "works of the law" and the "works of
Grace." If a man is forced by law to pay child support to his
child, it is a forced work energized by the law not out of a
feeling of care and concern. If a man supports his child because of
love and care, then it is energized by something within that man,
not forced by laws and rules. It will be a natural desire in
the man’s heart that causes him to support his offspring. So,
being a Christian is a natural desire/result of being born-again
and energized by the Holy Spirit. We will want to keep God’s
commandments as set forth by Jesus and we will want to bring
offspring into God’s Kingdom and love them as we would our own. It
is law versus Grace. God made it so!!!
Will the End-Time church be full of
people that look like these portrayals of a Scriptural Christian?
No, they will not!!! If they were like those described in these
Scriptures, then there would be no need for an End-Time event to
usher out the New Testament/Age of Grace and bring in the
"Covenant of the Everlasting Gospel." CHANGE WILL COME
because the Church will not keep the simple commandments that Jesus
gave; CHANGE WILL COME because the church will enter into the
"falling away" that the Scriptures say would come to pass.
II Thessalonians 2:
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together
2 That ye be not
soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by
spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as
that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man
deceive you by any means: for that day shall not
come, except there come a falling away first…
In short, it was established by God
that the Church would be visible to the world when the fruit of the
Holy Spirit is operating it its midst. I don’t think that it can
be said any better than Jesus put it:
new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one
another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one
35 By this shall
all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have
love one to another.
In an attempt to understand this
WRAP from mosescats.com, I visited their web site. In so doing I
found a site permeated with mythology, unfounded speculation and
Scriptural errors. Its greatest error is their
supporting an incomplete salvation wherein the efforts of man needed
to be added to the blood of Christ to finish the
"finished" work that He did on the Cross. So, let me
address this error.
The shedding of blood as a
sacrificial atonement for sin is not a new concept. It actually
began in the Garden of Eden when God slew the first animal to make a
"clothing"—a cover for the human race.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou
hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast
eaten of the tree, of which I
commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not
eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in
sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the
days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it
bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou
eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out
of it wast thou taken: for dust thou
art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve;
because she was the mother of all living.
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make
coats of skins, and clothed them.
And this "sword" is no
less than the sacrificial offering of the Son of God.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I
came not to send peace, but a sword.
35 For I am come to
set a man at variance against his father, and the
daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law
against her mother in law.
36 And a man's foes
shall be they of his own household.
37 He that loveth
father or mother more than me is not worthy of me:
and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is
not worthy of me.
The "sword" that Jesus
spoke of in Matthew chapter 10 was first wielded by the first man
born to the human race, Cain.
And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came
to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain
rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
Why did Cain kill Able? The Apostle
John gives us insight.
I John 3:12
Not as Cain, [who] was of that wicked one, and slew
his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his
own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
How was Cain’s works evil. (Note
that John was not referring to lusts of the flesh, etc., but to his
"works"!) If you’ll read in Genesis the account of Cain
murdering his brother Able, you will find that the murder was
associated with the religious offerings that the two men had brought
1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and
bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the
2 And she again
bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of
sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of
time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit
of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4 And Abel, he also
brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the
fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and
to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and
to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was
very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the LORD said
unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy
7 If thou doest
well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest
not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall
be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
8 And Cain talked
with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when
they were in the field, that Cain rose up against
Abel his brother, and slew him.
9 And the LORD said
unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I
know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10 And he said,
What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's
blood crieth unto me from the ground.
11 And now art thou
cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth
to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
12 When thou
tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield
unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond
shalt thou be in the earth.
13 And Cain said
unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can
14 Behold, thou
hast driven me out this day from the face of the
earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall
be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it
shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me
shall slay me.
15 And the LORD
said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,
vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the
LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him
should kill him.
16 And Cain went
out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the
land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
As we just read, God accepted
Abel’s offering, but He rejected Cain’s. Why?
And the LORD said
unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy
countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou
not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin
lieth at the door. And unto thee [shall be] his
desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
There could have been two reasons
that God refused Cain’s offering: because his heart was not right
in the matter or because he brought the wrong offering. A careful
reading of the Scriptures will show that Cain was guilty on both
counts. It is easy to see that his heart was not right; for we are
told that he was jealous of his brother, angry that his offering was
rejected, and that he was in a giant pout. But not so plain, yet
more importantly, we can conclude that he also brought an incorrect
offering. With the Age of the Law, the Scriptures have a lot to say
about the law and the offerings attached to it, including the blood
offerings; for God carefully spelled out to Moses exactly how He
wanted everything conducted. But the sacrificial ritual of offering
the blood of an animal to God (which was completed by a burnt
offering), accompanied with the prayers of repentance, had long been
in existence before Moses was even born. As we’ve said, it was
first observed in the Garden of Eden by the first family. Also, we
have Scriptural evidence that it was observed by the believers
before the flood during the Age of Conscience when Adam’s
testimony was the "word of God." And we can also conclude
from the Scriptures that the practice of giving offerings to God was
observed during the period after the flood—which is known among
theologians as the Age of Human Government—the period when
Noah’s testimony was the "word of God."
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of
every clean animal and of every clean bird, and
offered burnt offerings on the altar.
From this verse we can deduce that
God not only required the sacrificial offerings of animals from the
man that He had created, but than he had also been specific as to
which animals could be used in the offerings: i.e., the "clean
animals." It is apparent that Noah learned of this during the
age before the flood and that he brought it forward into the age
after the flood. Then from the key figure of the next age, the Age
of Promise (the age just before the Age of the Law) we see that the
practice of burnt offerings was not only brought forward, but that
God dealt specifically with the practice.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son
Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land
of Moriah; and offer
him there for a burnt offering upon one of the
mountains which I will tell thee of...
8 And Abraham said,
My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt
offering: so they went both of them together...
12 And he said, Lay
not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any
thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest
seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only
son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and
behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his
Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up
for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
But back now to the offerings of
Cain and Able. Why did God accept Abel’s offering and reject
Cain’s? And why was Cain in an angry attitude that led to the
murder of his brother? To me, it’s all tied up in the matter of
the offerings. Abel was in obedience to God when he brought the
"firstling" of his flock as an offering to God. (This
matter of the "firstlings" being offered was brought
forward in the "law" given to Moses.) However, Cain’s
offering was not only in disobedience, but it represented the fruit
of his own labor—a representative of self-willed worship. This
explains his anger. His will and his feelings were all tied up in
his offering, so he was angered an hurt at God’s rejection—not
understanding that the offerings were pointing forward to the death
of Christ on the Cross, the slaying of the perfect Lamb of God for
the sin of the entire world. Cain wanted to be accepted because of
his own efforts, and this God has never accepted of man; for He
requires a "perfect" sacrifice, one without blemish. As
Paul explained to the Romans, this requirement no man can satisfy.
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no,
11 There is none
that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after
12 They are all
gone out of the way, they are together become
unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not
13 Their throat is
an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used
deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is
full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are
swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and
misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of
peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear
of God before their eyes.
19 Now we know that
what things soever the law saith, it saith to them
who are under the law: that every mouth may be
stopped, and all the world may become guilty before
20 Therefore by the
deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified
in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of
21 But now the
righteousness of God without the law is manifested,
being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 Even the
righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus
Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for
there is no difference:
23 For all have
sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified
freely by his grace through the redemption that is
in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath
set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his
blood, to declare his righteousness for the
remission of sins that are past, through the
forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I
say, at this time his righteousness: that he might
be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in
27 Where is
boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of
works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we
conclude that a man is justified by faith without
the deeds of the law.
To preempt those who would say that
such grace is nothing but a license to sin, Paul introduced this
important passage in Romans with these words.
3 For what if some did not believe? shall their
unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
4 God forbid: yea,
let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is
written, That thou mightest be justified in thy
sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
5 But if our
unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God,
what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh
vengeance? (I speak as a man)
6 God forbid: for
then how shall God judge the world?
7 For if the truth
of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his
glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
8 And not rather,
(as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm
that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come?
whose damnation is just.
9 What then? are we
better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before
proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all
Then in the next chapter of his
epistle to the Romans, Paul summed up the truths that God had given
him concerning God’s gift of eternal life by making this glorious
statement about the way of faith.
5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him
that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted
6 Even as David
also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto
whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
7 Saying, Blessed
are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose
sins are covered.
One cannot go very deep into our
site before they see our concern for those who find themselves in
bondage to their flesh because of the teachings of others who put
differing forms of the law upon them in the name of Jesus who died
to remove all bondage. A large segment of those who teach this go
forth in the name of the Holy Ghost instead of the name of Jesus,
and they follow a spirit that would put the Church of Christ back
under the beggarly elements of the law—teaching that to keep ones
"salvation," they have to keep certain elements of the
law. Already, this error was in the churches in Paul’s day; and he
had to address it in his letter to the Galatians.
1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that
ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes
Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth,
crucified among you?
2 This only would I
learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of
the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so
foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made
perfect by the flesh?
4 Have ye suffered
so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
5 He therefore that
ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles
among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or
by the hearing of faith?
6 Even as Abraham
believed God, and it was accounted to him for
7 Know ye therefore
that they which are of faith, the same are the
children of Abraham.
8 And the
scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the
heathen through faith, preached before the gospel
unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be
9 So then they
which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
10 For as many as
are of the works of the law are under the curse: for
it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth
not in all things which are written in the book of
the law to do them.
11 But that no man
is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is
evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
12 And the law is
not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall
live in them.
13 Christ hath
redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a
curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one
that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the
blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the
promise of the Spirit through faith.
So, what is the sword that Jesus
brought to the earth? It is simply the Grace of God. How does this
sword operate? Those who refuse to submit themselves to this grace
are angry at those who do because they are convicted of their sins
when they see the Spirit of Grace bringing forth His fruit in the
submitted born-again believer. When this revelation came to me, it
brought understanding of why those who would keep the believer under
an insecure "you can only hope so" doctrine preach and
teach with the voice of fight and the countenance of hate. Like Cain
of old, they are angry at their brother without a cause! Keeping
this in mind, let’s go back now and look again at some unusual
wording in the passage dealing with Cain’s murder of his brother.
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not
respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his
6 And the LORD said
unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy
7 If thou doest
well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest
not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall
be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Note verse seven and its prophetic
language/connotations. "If thou doest well, shalt thou not
be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And
unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him." If
Cain had done well (correctly), who would have accepted him?
Obviously, he would have been accepted by God. But who else
would desire to have Cain? Again the answer is obvious, and it is
the same devil that desired to have Peter (Luke 22:31).
Nevertheless, Cain would still have the rule of Satan in that the
devil could not force him into anything against his will. This still
applies today, and no matter how often Geraldine said, "The
devil made me do it." The truth is, the devil can make no one
do anything without first getting the nod from the one being
tempted. This is especially true concerning the acceptable
sacrifice. When Jesus is preached/taught, the devil cannot keep
anyone from accepting his Gift of eternal life. In fact, Jesus
taught that if anyone would know and receive the truth of God, that
God would see to it that he or she would know of it. Consequently,
this is why all who stand at the final Great White Throne Judgment
of man to hear the pronouncement of eternal damnation will be
without excuse. In this life they had rejected the God’s gracious
gift of eternal life and they had hated those who gratefully
Let me sum up here with Paul’s
5 Even so then at this present time also there is a
remnant according to the election of grace.
6 And if by grace,
then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no
more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no
more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
7 What then? Israel
hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the
election hath obtained it, and the rest were
MOSESCATS RESPONDED BACK TO THEIR
I ADMIT I RASHLY AND HASTILY BROKE
MY OWN RULE AND SENT THIS IN BEFORE REALIZING I WAS BEING SUCKED
INTO A DEBATE WITH ANIMOSITY…
MATHEW 5:16-21 AND "THE
SABBATH VS. SUNDAY ISSUE" IS ALL ONE NEEDS TO SEE THAT JESUS
HIMSELF IS REFUTING "YOUR MISCONCEPTIONS OF WORKS VS.
THE FAITHFUL IN THE END , AS
DESCRIBED BY ALL THE END TIME TEXTS, "DO NOT KEEP THE LAW FOR
SALVATION" THEY KEEP IT "BECAUSE THEY ARE SAVED".
THERE IS A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE HERE THAT OBVIOUSLY SEPARATES NEW
COVENANT CHRISTIANS (SO CALLED) FROM "COVENANT
YOU SEE (ACTUALLY CAN’T SEE)
"THE COVENANT" IS STILL "THE SAME" (IT WAS THE
ONE IN THE ARK OF THE COVENANT – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS – JESUS
REFERRED TO IN THE ABOVE TEXT – HE WAS THE ROCK DON’T FORGET IN
OLDEN ISRAEL TIMES) AND IT IS THIS SAME COVENANT, THAT THE NEW
COVENANT CHRISTIAN (TO BE GRAFTED INTO ISRAEL) IS TO HAVE IN HIS
HEART AND MIND (re HEBREWS 9-10) AND IT IS TO BE PLACED IN THE VERY
SAME PLACE GOD WANTED TO PLACE IT IN OLDEN ISRAEL (re DEUT. 6) THEY
ARE "HIS COVENANT PRECEPTS – A WAY OF LIFE COMPATIBLE WITH
HIM – PERSONALITY – BEING LIKE HIM AND HIS SON ETC.
THEY (GODS PEOPLE OF ALL AGES)
REALIZE THE LOVE RELATIONSHIP THAT COMES WITH A "COVENANT
RELATIONSHIP" WITH GOD (IF YOU LOVE ME JESUS SAID "AS
GOD"…re JOHN 14) AS AN EVERLASTING GOSPEL IN THIS LIGHT.
"MAKING EVERLASTING COVENANT THEOLOGY" (MY COIN) SEEM LIKE
MYTHS IN TODAY’S THEOLOGY.
I COULD GIVE MANY MANY TEXTS FOR
EACH COMMENT BUT I THINK YOU KNOW THE ONES I’M REFERENCE TO. IF
NOT THEY ARE EASY TO FIND THROUGHOUT "ALL" THE SCRIPTURES.
YOU (OBVIOUSLY FROM YOUR COMMENTS)
AS MANY, HAVE A LOT INVESTED IN YOUR MINISTRY TO MUCH TO CHANGE.
RETURN COMMENTS STILL
WILL POST AS SOON AS THEY COME IN IF EVER ?
MY COMMENTS ON THIS
ISSUE IN DETAIL:
Is more than a
If Jesus ended the
Law (Ten Commandments) on the cross as many so called theologians
claim, then; its ok to kill, steal, lie, commit adultery or which
"ones" did he eliminate ? Surely not the moral ones ? The
simple answer comes from a "thus saith the Lord" making it
clear not one commandment in the smallest way
was removed and notice in this text when the commandments are done
away with exposing the deception of today’s false doctrines. (re
not that I am come to destroy the law,
or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I
say unto you, Till
heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
here’s the reason for this false doctrine; the "one"
commandment the "new commandment theology" wants to
eliminate by this is the 4th commandment, the "7th
day Sabbath". The very one God asks us out of love to remember
(in hopes of return love and worship from mankind). That’s what
this whole controversy is all about friends, simple and not
complicated. Remember Jesus said ! But Satan wants to complicate and
confuse the issues thus Babylon, and modern (spiritual) Babylon
Jesus said in John
me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me
for the very works' sake.
Verily, verily, I
say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he
do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto
And whatsoever ye
shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
glorified in the Son.
If ye shall ask any
thing in my name, I will do it.
If ye love me, keep
"if you love
me keep my ("our commandments -Mine and Gods" in this
textual context) commandments".
Its obvious then,
by virtue of not remembering the 7th day Sabbath of the
law of love (Romans 13:8-10), the "new commandment
theology" breaks its own law of love ‘only love’, and worse
yet, they do this by accepting none other than a substitute day (as
"Cain" now here is how this scenario fits) and this
substitute Sabbath even has the pagan worship connection right in
its name ‘sun’day (i.e. day of the sun).
Jesus is Lord of
the S’abba’th day, the S’abba’th is the Lords day, don’t
let the confusion factor fool you friends (Exodus 20:10), and He
placed His name right in the middle of it "Abba".
then, of the pagan or the Creator, "is what distinguishes the
true Christian in the end" (re rev. 14:6-7,9,12-13,14).
I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the
everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and
to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Saying with a
loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his
judgment is come: and worship
him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of
And the third
angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship
the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in
Here is the
patience of the saints: here are they that keep
the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
And I heard a voice
from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in
the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest
from their labours; and their works do follow them.
And I looked, and
behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son
of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp
Maybe this is why
the "new commandment religion" do not wish to be
identifiable after all ? Like olden Israel, it is "not"
keeping the law of God, "not" "keeping it" that
leads to transgression and away from his holy covenant this is so
obvious. I John 3:1-4 – gives us the bible definition of sin;
what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should
be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we
the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we
know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall
see him as he is.
And every man that
hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for
sin is the transgression of the law.
I John 2:1-4 is a
startling view of where we stand in relationship with God;
little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And
if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ
And he is the
propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the
sins of the whole world.
And hereby we do
know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
He that saith, I
know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth
is not in him.
If you read the
entire context of the books its obvious what "Law" is in
reference to here.
The answer to this
controversy is so SO obvious.
While I am at it;
let me challenge you (those of you who dare to do away with Gods law
and think to establish one yourselves) I challenge you to find
"one place" in the bible where God condemned man for
keeping "one" of His Ten Commandments (moral law) ? You
won’t ! But you will find, just the opposite though throughout the
whole bible, and yet you still say this is myth ?
Even the wealthy
young man who couldn’t give up his riches, who asked Jesus the
timeless question yet turned away grieved, (re Mark 10:21) was
"loved by Jesus" for having kept His (their) Fathers Ten
Commandments (and really friends they are Jesus’ Commandments too
! Or we make Jesus and God disagree, and we know that isn’t true,
so don’t start the new and old stuff or have you already forgotten
Read Romans 3:31,
6:14-16,7:25,8:4 and compare it to all the texts you posted. What
law is Paul in reference to ? The Law of sacrifices ? God forbid,
why no the law of the Ten Commandments, not circumcision and
sacrifices etc., Paul is understood when he talks to the Ephesians
and the Galatians etc. by those who know which law he is
referencing, but is not understood by those who have been raised
ignorant of the laws of God under "new testament" only
theology, or the "new covenant (new commandment) theology
obviously taking over the minds today by the comments I receive.
You see the problem
today, and even back then is; (the honest bible student always gets
this picture once explained); The unlearned wrestle with Paul’s
writings concerning the laws of the bible (II Peter 3:15-16) because
they don’t know the difference between the law "inside the
ark" the everlasting covenant, the everlasting ten commandments
in unchangeable stone) and the temporary ones, hanging on outside of
the ark (on paper, only in effect till Jesus came and fulfilled its
types and shadows (this is "the law" hung on the cross to
use the modern term) and this is the law Paul mainly addresses
because "the Jews were hanging on to it having rejected Jesus
as the Messiah", in their minds it was still in force (I admit
Peter didn’t help matters at times either but he did learn in the
But friends, God
wouldn’t do away with morals, nor His Covenant, why Jesus’ death
actually establishes it (fulfills it in example and completeness,
not completed it because its principals were no longer needed or, as
we surmise, since it caused the Jews to fail) no, the law is eternal
and as with Jesus "to be internal" – they are outward
expressions of internal principles, heart things etc. He died to
exemplify and under the new covenant He wants to place them in us
– in our personality – I like that !).
Think about this;
As a just God, would He condemn people to death for breaking the 7th
day, he wouldn’t even break in dieing, and then alter that law as
some say Paul does ? Why no ! Those who died under his command
previously would raise up in protest and Satan would have just
arguments. But friends we need not argue, about this change of the
Sabbath for if you Look at my attachments under "what’s
new" for the month of May you will see who it was that altered
the day of worship, and please get this - it wasn’t Jesus nor any
of the bible writers nor God (as the author of the Laws who says;
"I change not" !
"Thy way oh God is in the sanctuary" and he also stated
‘I know you don’t want sacrifices and offerings but you want
inward (sacrifice) circumcision of the heart and mind (forehead) and
life (hands)’ (I’m paraphrasing). And listen now, this is where
it starts getting deep; "it’s in the heart and mind" the
beast of Rev. 14 wants too to place "his worship" and
" his laws" until all the world is deceived as the
is", yes the bases (fulfilling) of the Law; "Love to God
and love to mankind". God said these very statements ("new
commandments" used as doctrines today) when he first gave the
ten commandments (re deut.6:5, notice these statements of Jesus are
really old testament quotes - center column bibles), Jesus is merely
quoting that premise again in his time (Math. 22:36-40) consider the
last verse especially;
which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto
him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with
all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great
And the second is
like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
thought I would remind you for comparison;
not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
For verily I say
unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in
no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Why did He make
this statement this way if they aren’t the new commandments ?
Friends think about it and how the Jews were, why, It was like a new
commandment back then, like a new principle to the people in his
day, for the Jews had made the law of God of none effect (re Math.
15:3-9,18-19), and obviously it has happened again (as predicted)
for today it seems like "myth" to those who do not have
the faith of Jesus much less the Commandments of God.
As I’ve said, and
its obvious, we’ve done the same thing today the Jews did, and we
can’t even see it, and for that very reason soon the law will be
taken down from even the church walls as it has from the schools,
because the Sabbath is just to confrontational, just to cutting to
the conscience and doctrines of modern Jews (Gentiles so called).
But friends, the
Sabbath is a sign of not only the end time people, but the people of
God throughout the ages "it shall be a sign that I am the God
who Sanctifies you" (Exodus 31:13) (the law then is connected
Paul, setting the
basic principles of the law before he goes on to the hard to
understand parts said, to the mixed congregation in Rome, (Romans
2:13) if we hope to be justified "we" had better be doers
of the law not just hearers (the law then is connected to
Jesus said (rev.
22:12-15 ) as He comes with His glory (the law is connected with
glorification "reward" then) as He comes to pass His
reward on to the waiting saints, they are they who do what ?
"who keep the commandments of God and have the faith of
Jesus" too. What else did He say ? He comes with
"His" reward to give who ? "every man according as
his work shall be", as if works of some kind are important.
Works in this
context is obvious as he concludes his end time call; "blessed
are they that do (not keep) His commandments that they may have
right to the tree of life…" then He turns and points to the
commandment breakers (Rev 22:14-15)…..
Jesus said to the
young man He loved at first, we read about a minute ago, who ask him
honestly "what must I do to be saved", what was Jesus’
response ? He didn’t give him a lecture on works vs. Faith or
present a case, like I am responding to here, against the law, no He
simply and in harmony with the whole bible said; "if ye want to
enter into life keep the commandments" (Math. 19:17) and he
quotes right out of the them.
My friends, there
is obviously two doctrines abreast and rising to the surface in
these end times, each using the word to make their case, and the
most popular always wins because its what we are schooled in and
Satan pulls a veil of deception over the truth so that its confusing
and contrary to what we have been taught. But I ask, beg you, when,
as you preview the times past; was the true religion ever the
popular opinion of the day ? and how long did it take Israel to
forget the God of the exodus and return to transgressions ?
There are a wealth
of texts supporting the eternal Law of God, from before the fall of
man (when the Sabbath was instituted – before sin mind you) to the
last plea of Jesus in his last book Revelation, the evidence is
there and clear to the real bible student, the problem is we find
change impossible, for as the rich young man, we have a lot
invested, sometimes PHDS and MD’s and reputations etc. and we walk
away from truth as if we have blinders on and didn’t see it, or we
have been deceived by the beast power.
Only the truth, as
it is in Jesus, can set us free. He said "I am the Way, the
Truth, and the Life" in that order !
Follow after me He
says (as the ones do in Rev. 14), be like me He pleads, and friends
if we want to, we will do His works and we will be distinguishable
if only for the works sake. Now I ask you the big question, the
punch line; "Who’s works are they really ? " Jesus wants
to come and live in us to do the will of the Father. Who stops him
then ? "OUR WORKS" !
The works mentioned
in Rev. 22:12 are accepted because they are in reality Jesus’
works through us. Scripture can’t make it any more clear.
Can we find the
last day Remnant People of Revelation 14 who keep the Commandments
of God (a distinguishment) and have the Faith of Jesus (the
By Gods Grace
(power to do and will) yes !……yes !……yes !
We must if we are to escape the overwhelming deceptions of the
May God open your eyes and hearts is my prayer as I have no other