“By his stripes we were healed”
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Is it possible? Can we have this world please? Do you remember when you were saved by Grace and faith? Before the Greek and Hebrew text studies? Before the definition and need to say and repeat phrases like ontological Trinity, Oneness, and Arianism belief systems. Before you went out to debate with Mormons or Jehovah’s Witnesses because you just thought you really had them trapped in the corner, all the while you still had bones in your closet that you still needed to uproot causing them to represent a better view of God than you did. Long before you needed to be up front or have a position of authority in the church. Way back when you confessed Christ as you Lord and Savior? When you accepted him into your heart and all you wanted to do was to be closer to God through his Son and live holy? Remembering what it felt like to help others that needed help without judgement or shaming. Before you signed up for biblical study classes and studied prophecy meanings. Before you ever knew that there was anything called a literal translation of bible. Or before you even knew there was so many different bibles at all. You see, if you are like me, then you do remember these things. And if you are like me, you might have forgotten about what it was like back then because we are so weighed down with theology and man’s allegorical interpretations of scriptures. Now, that which is pure, innocent, and loving has been tied into Man’s attempts to define the One being that can’t be defined. What we had prior is what initially saved us. It is what is pure from Him. I personally have never felt a stronger connection to God than before theology became the center piece. And the biggest fact is that God never once required theology from us to be saved or to be his children. I just don’t see the need for a “Religious belief” if God seeks a “Relationship” with us.
As most Church news have reported and talked about for a while now, Fred Price Jr stepped down from his position because he made mistakes that he believes disqualified him from being what he was called to be and was doing very well in, and that is being a teacher of the word of God. Fred Price Jr actually did something that most other ministers and positions holders in churches today don’t do. He didn’t hide behind his title and just ignored things. He didn’t continue to lie about things and didn’t make them go away with money. He made a mistake and he paid the price for it with his position, respect and family pain.
Unlike a lot of people, I truly know what goes on in most if not all churches that bring in money, and it isn’t pretty. Beyond the curtain call for Sunday morning lays hatred, jealous acts, sinful backbiting, and flat out plannings for how to gain more money from members by having more services and setting up fake coincidences to make people believe in the audience that the pastor just so happen to be talking about the same subject the choir just song about it, when it was set up like that for weeks. Yes, it’s ugly. It always is ugly because the same people that you work with that cursed you out are the same people going to the church down the street and working at the church. Whatever you see on Sunday mornings aren’t what is going on behind the scenes( I would never mention what churches). I remember when I first was exposed to the truth over and over again in different churches( it wasn’t just one). It almost destroyed me. They say the top two things you don’t want to know is how they make your beef and how the church is truly run. This is very true. So understanding that human nature exists and will always be the source of everything on this earth until the flesh is put away for good is key. Only small churches or denominations like the Jehovah’s Witness have the best setup in place to remove this temptation from the people that run the church. And even then they deal with it on different levels else where. In life, it’s the same. Where you find one sin and point, you find two more against yourself. The very fact that other people especially black men and ministers find it their business to post video’s about it and trying to come up with what they believe the reason is and continue to gossip and put down this man, is a sin itself. The bible actually places you into the same category as some of the most hateful sins in God’s eyes.
Not only are these same people accused of such sins equal to or possibly worse than Fred Price Jr by continuing to gossip about this, but all the people out there that find pleasure and or support them in their actions are all guilty. So people should really be careful trying to bury someone that already took his punishment and stripes like a True Man of God, but they really need to look at themselves in the mirror. These same people smoke, drink, watch porn, look at sister Jones’s butty on a regular basis, fornicate, cheat, Molest or rape either physically or mentally. Somewhere, something stands against these people and instead of trying to make themselves feel better about their failures in their spiritual lives by gossiping they should find a message and lesson of sure encouragement in this tragedy. If this man can step away from all that he had by owning up to his mistakes and seek to become better, where can I apply such grace and mercy in my life or others?
There are so many denominations out there. So many different splits of beliefs. These separations happen from even the smallest differences. Some about baptisms words, some about marriage, some about sexes and leadership roles between man and woman, some about location, money, music, most of all, the theology of Christ and God. This has been the most frustrating part of my search and walk as a Christian. The biggest thing and the most common thing that I see that exist between all denominations is the refusal to accept scripture that flat out says and stands against a theology thought that the particular denomination doesn’t want to except as wrong on their part. If it’s not based on Mormons having to accept that Isaiah over and over again without doubt or confusions tells you that Our God Yahweh has declared that there is no other God nor does he even know of any, it falls back on Catholics that have in their own bible no approval to pray to anyone other than Yahweh through Christ and explicitly warns not to create statues of anything in heaven, earth, or beneath and never to bow down to them. I mean over and over again we see Scripture rip apart denominational belief systems like the Trinity thought that somehow Christ is equal to the Father when 1 Corinthians 15:24 tells you without any doubt that the Father is head and True God over all, even Christ himself. And even in Heaven after Christ returned to heaven to be seated as King, no longer being man( since we try and explain away his statements on earth), stills pointed out that He still had a God even while seated in heaven at his thrown and dominion. A God that would change his name soon. This very right to change the name of Christ as Lord, King, and Savior falls to nobody but his God. The Father has no God. But Trinity believers refuse this fact and hate the very thought of it. And they really hate trying to explain how John, already being heaven, seeing every spiritual being in heaven still found no person named the Holy Spirit seating in the Spiritual throne room( so can’t say it was invisible because everything would be invisible in the spirit world only by those not there but John was there seeing invisible being already) to the left or right of the Father. While Oneness believers have no problem with the Holy Spirit not being a person they still share the same hatred for 1 Corinthians 15:24 and the very simple issue that Christ did die. His spirit went to Hades, fully conscious and whole just like any other person that would have gone to the heart of the earth. That full being that died and went to the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights was a person that wasn’t God because God can’t die. Ultimately, terms like “why have you forsaken me”, “not my will but your will” clearly support different setups of consciousness which create two different persons…not one. Then comes the end when the Son will submit himself under the Father’s rule. The same person can not submit to himself. You can only submit to someone else, someone that is different from you. On and on I can go breaking down, even more denominations but I think you get the point. Nobody is exempt from this issue. Every single denomination that exists right now has scriptures that flat out deny something they believe in and yet they all will refuse to accept these things when they read them for themselves word for word. Why? For the life of me, I can’t understand the need to support man made theology when the word of God ( his original text) stands against it.
Ten Facts of the foundation of a Church that is found in God’s word, not Theology…
- There is but One True God and Father, Yahweh or YHWH who we are to love with all our being and the only one prayer is allowed to.
- There is but One begotten Son of God, Yeshua( no made up names have been approved by God) who still being “called” GOD( not god) because he sits on the Throne of God, the Messiah, “Only” mediator, our High priest and King and the only way to the Father to be given honor and praise who we go through to pray to the Father not to pray to directly.
- His Holy Spirit is the power and energy of the Sovereign God given to Man to protect, fuel, and guide them in all things to Christ and ultimately to his Father and God. ( The Holy Spirit has no personal name because it isn’t a person. There has never been one conversation had between the Father or Son with the Holy Spirit)
- Baptism should be done as the disciples showed…through the one name under heaven by which you should be saved, Yeshua.
- Holiness is a requirement because he said so.
- Being not just readers of the word but all believers should be doing what is said for them to do.
- Sabbath day should be kept Holy and the true day to attend service.
- Pagan symbols (Crosses/statues) Idoles, graven images, and the such should be removed from Churches and the people of God. None of these things can protect you. Totems have no place among God’s people.
- Man and Woman are the true source and direction of all Marriage.
- The man is the head of Woman, Christ over man, and Yahweh over Christ.
Are there more? Yes, these are the basis of any church belief if they put aside man’s theology and depend on the word of God to direct their path. I just wish there was a denomination out there that followed these things. I can find some that follow up 70-80% of these maybe 90% but just like all they refuse simple things over their doctrine vs what the word of God says and this means they place men before God, which isn’t good.
Great knowledge means the truth will hurt some.
I’m sick of this crap. Every movie they produce further throws mud at the Christian faith. I don’t need superhero movies dealing with any religion much less belittling my faith. Nobody wants to say anything and makes up excuses when the last marvel movie chose to belittle Yahweh by naming their character “I Am” people excused it. Well now it goes as far to imply that the Bible was written about this comic book villain Apocalypse and that Apocalypse name at one time was Christ and Yahweh. I’m sick of this!!! Religions shouldn’t be dealt with in comic book movies. Let the fake comics be comics stories and leave Faith and or Religion alone. They don’t belong together unless you are a scientology believer I guess being that it was created and made up first in a comic book. Anyway, you guys have fun supporting this filth, I will never!