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Sinner’s Prayer is not Biblical / We are not Separated from God / Our belief does not Save us, Christ did

I don’t want you to think that I believe that all of the Bible is useless, but it is challenging to sort through it and find the errors and the truth, which is also why I believe that God is so much more than this book can even define, we are limited to human knowledge and flaws in this place, and not one of us is perfect. I do think that God did use some men to help us learn about Him, and about the History of this place, to give us guidance on how to live here and how to love.  God Himself being love is unable to hate, and the destruction that is caused in so much of the Bible was not of His creation, but of Lucifer and his fallen angel’s invasion of this earth. Which in turn means, like us the angels where given free will as well. They will be punished to some degree I’m guessing, because they were with God, saw God’s power and majesty first hand and still wanted power and to overthrow their own creator.

We are given power as well, but 95% of Christians at least in the U.S. will never access that because their knowledge of the truth and their faith in God is weak. Religion in and of itself is a cage that so many will be trapped in all their lives. People don’t have to be trapped and the way we are taught keeps us caged until we are willing to break free from that cage.  We are taught that sin separates us from God, but that’s not true, nothing can separate us from God and the love of God.  Christ death was not in vain, because He came to save all of humanity (all meaning all) some are just not aware of this, because they are taught the lies of this world and Lucifer’s deceit or they have Bible bashing Christians (I know there are well meaning Christians out there to) that have abused and scared them away from God mentally.

I am not religious, I am a seeker of truth and if I had to claim something I’d say I’m spiritual, because I am continuously growing and learning in my relationship with the Spirit which our Creator provided for this world.  I do believe that Christ is the Son of God sent for here for us, to show us the overwhelming amount of love God is and has for all of us. Though, it’s possible some will fall in to a place of discipline or renewing of the mind, once this life is over, they will not be there forever and I do not believe that God allows demons to torture people. If He were to allow demons to torture people, that would be Him allowing the bad guys to have even more control over us and more power, but that makes no sense if you really think about it.  Why would He reward those that have gone against Him knowing Him face to face. Did He not cast them beneath the earth already into chains?  So, at some point He would just release them to have the joys, which it would be to them, to torture His most precious children, the ones made in His own image?

I have researched about these things in other blog post namely the ones about Hell and Jonah, which you can find in my list of blog post should you be interested to read more about that.  As always, pray before you dig into anything, trust God will guide you and learn to think and question things, instead of using my pastor said or it’s in the Bible and that settles it.  Research this book that has become an idol to so many.  The Bible is a historical document that helps us see what happened in the past and even some of what will happen in the future, but there are flaws, I assure you of that. Seek and you will find, you can even start seeking to prove me wrong or to prove the Bible right, however you choose to do so, seek and you will find truth, but you will never find it if you stay in the little box you are told to stay in.  Christ was considered a rebel, and I will walk in faith and be a rebel just as He was. Your faith and your road are your choice in this matter.  May peace and grace be with you in reading this and in your life, God Bless and I hope that you learn something great from this study.

Matthew 7

Matthew 7 talks about many things, Do Not Judge Others, Asking and seeking after God, True and false prophets, True and false disciples, the wise and the foolish builders, but I had someone ask about the Narrow and Wide gates spoken of in Matthew 7: 13-14. The topic that was being talked about was, is the Bible perfect in every word, or is it filled with translated errors, theology, and indoctrination from centuries of men putting in their thoughts and opinions by way of utilizing different words in the Greek and Hebrew languages as the books came together.

I have not researched this verse for errors before, but before I delve into this, I want to recap on some other issues in the Bible and point out a couple errors to show there are indeed errors. There is no logical way that anything that man has had his hand on in this world, is perfect, only God can create perfection. The Bible that is used mostly today is the KJV (King James Version).

First off, let’s talk a little about King James.

The King James Version

King James I, who commissioned the King James Version translation, was undoubtedly homosexual. It was whispered that “Elizabeth was King: Now James is Queen.”

James I was responsible for reaffirming the Buggery Act of 1533, which criminalized sodomy in the UK. (Sodomy which was deemed a term for homosexuals, after being indoctrinated into the Bible, sometime after Sodom was destroyed, people made it appear as though that was why it was destroyed, but the truth is not so, and you can find the truth by reading in the book of Jasher.)  However, James I had several well-documented homosexual relationships. Although he had eight children with his wife, Anne of Denmark, they eventually decided to live apart. In 1607 he met Robert Carr, then age 17, at a joust, and had an on-going relationship with him for nearly a decade, which ended in a messy breakup. In 1614, he started a relationship with George Villiers, a commoner, eventually making him Duke of Buckingham in 1623. In 1624, James wrote Villiers a letter in which he asked “whether you loved me now…better than at the time I shall never forget at Farham, where the bed’s head could not be found between the master and his dog.”

Do more digging about this if you would like, but the Bible you hold so dear to you and the version of it that’s translation, was approved by a gay man, one that many Christians today would throw hate words towards or send them the phrases you are going to hell or you are an abomination to God. Which is, the main reasons why many people who are gay have a burning hate for Christians and God.

Enoch and Jasher are Scripture

There is one thing that most Christians are clueless about, they simply over look so many things, because that is what they are told to do and they are good followers, that never question anything, I know, I used to be one. One of the things that hinders them is the Bible itself, it is the only book they are willing to read and will deny any errors or contradictions through and through. This poses a problem for them and gives a great deal of control to the devil himself.  If you are unaware of history, history will repeat itself, and that is where many of us that God has raised up to speak come in. The Bible says, as in the days of Noah, but they have no clue what the days of Noah where like, because they refuse to read the books of Enoch and Jasher, two very important books and keys to the scripture that have been separated from the Bible.  Here are some things you should know about Enoch and Jasher, and why you should read them.

If you believe as I do that much of the scriptures (minus the mistranslated and indoctrinated errors) are divinely inspired by God, God seems to be endorsing these two books. As we are told, in the mouth of two or three witnesses you can establish if a thing is true are not. Note, that if you do a comparison with Jasher and Genesis, you will find that Genesis is just a summed up version of Jasher, it has been stripped of a lot of detailed information.

Jasher means (Hebrew) “upright”, true, just account

The name refers to the fact that the record, facts, and history are upright, correct, and thus trustworthy.

It is referenced in:

Joshua 10:13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar.

2 Samuel 1:18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):

2 Timothy 3:8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth.

Inferred here talking about Jannes and Jambres who opposed Moses.  The only way Paul could have known this is through the book of Jasher.

Enoch was considered scripture and has been in and out of the Bible several times.

  • There are at least a hundred references in the New Testament that find precedence nowhere else in the Bible except the book of Enoch
  • Quoted by Jesus, Peter, and Jude
  • Widely known and read in the 1st Century
  • Viewed as Scripture by early Church Fathers
  • Still in Ethiopian Coptic Bible
  • Found in Dead Sea Scrolls

Enoch 1

  1. The word of the blessing of Enoch, how he blessed the elect and the righteous, who were to exist in the time of trouble [day of Tribulation]; rejecting all the wicked and ungodly. Enoch, a righteous man, who was (1) with God, answered and spoke, while his eyes were open, and while he saw a holy vision in the heavens. This the angels showed me. 2. From them I heard all things, and understood what I saw; that which will not take place in this generation, but in a generation which is to succeed at a distant period (also stated as remote [future]), on account of the elect.

These books together tell us more about the fallen angels which is needed for a time like we are living in.  God has preserved these books for us.  To help us learn about the past, so we are better able to combat the efforts of the fallen angels today and in the future.

Fallen Angels

We are told that 1/3 of the angels fell with Lucifer, other than that we don’t know much from the 66 books.  The Bible refers to giants, but most people do not make the connection between the fallen angel children they made with humans, that are called the Nephilim. We do know that the serpent is Lucifer. In Genesis 3:13-15 He deceived Adam and Eve and God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”

You just read that as I did, and I have read it many times, but did you really notice that it said that the devil has offspring! The fallen angels came down and chose wives for themselves, they forced them to be with them, and this did not seem to be an agreement with the women.

The angels are also referred to as the sons of God in Genesis, some pastors are taught that they are the sons of Cain and the good ones are the sons of Seth. That is not correct. Cousins don’t produce 17’ to 36’ foot giants.  These were fallen angels come down to take human women.  The Amorites where known to start at about 35’.

If you want to know more watch this lecture by Rob Skiba:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKc-fIXJQ0

Now that I’ve shown you two things that are problematic with this so called perfect book let’s look into the question.  To clarify this, when I say there are errors, that does not mean that every single verse has an error, though it could very well be taken out of context or the meaning could have changed to something different over time and it no longer means what the actual writers meant for it to mean. This would be because of theological changes and indoctrination over the centuries of Lucifer and his clan trying to lead God’s people astray from the truth, which they have done well, but God raised up those that would fight for His cause and seek His truth and not the truth of man.  Even the Bible speaks of those that would rise up in the end.

The Narrow and Wide Gates

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

My first thoughts on these two sentences are that destruction is the destruction of the life we are given in this place, because our minds are seemingly separated from God.  Even though this may be the case, God sent His Son to save all, not some or just the good ones, all.  If you think about it, if you don’t follow the laws God gave us, like don’t murder for example, it leads to bad things happening.  If you murder, you destroy a life and in turn yours could very well be destroyed too.  God wants us to carry with us the freedom, love, and life He has given us here, and not waste it, He does not want us to destroy ourselves in this life, being mentally apart from Him.

Now let’s take a look at the history of things surrounding these verses.

Calvinism or Arminianism? Why Even the Most Intelligent Fall Into Error. (Even the elect will be deceived.)

Calvinism: God’s power extends over our will (irresistible grace).

Arminianism: Christ died for all. God saves all who come to him. God’s power does not interfere with free will, yet His love extends to all.

Both of these viewpoints are clinging onto a certain truth of scripture and then logically deducing the rest. Calvinism is clinging onto the truth that God is all powerful (irresistible grace). God can orchestrate your salvation by manipulating circumstances to bring your will in line with his. Arminianism is clinging to the truth that Christ died for all and God gave us free will. Neither one is wrong about these starting points, yet due to the assumption that only a few are saved in the end, we find these two theological paradigms diametrically opposed. Jesus did not say a few were saved, but rather that only a few find their way to life (truth) in this age, while many take the road to destruction (the destruction of ourselves here in this world). He essentially said only a few take the road to life in this age, while many take the road to death:

“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at: “

So many will go through the renewing of their minds to know God, and there will be fewer to have a true understanding of God and are not mentally separated from God.  Yet, Calvin believed many will go to an eternal hell. Therefore, if we start with irresistible grace, and God is just, we find that Christ could only have died for the elect, as God does not save all.

Arminius saw this as a paradox, in that God would condemn someone from creation to go to an eternal hell. So, he started with the doctrine that Christ died for all and it is free will that leads some to eternal damnation.

However, let me ask you something. What if they both started with the assumption that God saves all eventually, either by their choosing Christ through free will (via God bringing them to faith) or by corrective action (via God using Hades to bring them to faith or full understanding)?

Calvin and Arminius Combined with the assumption God saves all humankind: Christ died for all. God is all powerful and can influence anyone to repentance, yet it is by our free will. Some come to faith in this life. Some come to faith through corrective discipline. God is all powerful, so he is wise enough to bend all wills, whether it is through this age or the next.

If one realizes the assumption of eternal torment is in error, the theology of both can become harmonious. Neither Calvin nor Arminius were incorrect in their starting points. Yet, both made some false conclusion when developing their theologies, as they assumed “eternal torment” for the unbeliever.

So, we can see, if we have even one false assumption, we can create large theological rifts within the church.

It could also be seen, that annihilationist as a potential paradigm, where God saves most, yet others suffer eternal punishment. In a sense, it seems to mirror our own worldly justice system of putting people in prison. Yet, God would know how to best bring people to faith, even if it has to be through corrective punishment.

So, there are paradigms that have created this chaos that is Christianity today and those were two examples of that, Catholicism, would be another and several other denominations are spinoffs of the two above, along with Catholicism.  For example, Baptists are a spinoff of Calvinism and Methodist I believe are a spinoff of Catholics.  There should only be one faith, but there are so many that just as they were all construed and created by the mislead elect, they are missing who God truly is and how He is with His creation.

Now to hit on this topic a little deeper. Is it possible for us to be separated from God?  We need to realize just how loving of a God created each of us, and how it is impossible to be separated from God.

The track many Christians used that approached me when I was younger and even today is based on sin and separation from God. My so called sin, or the one they always choose to pick with me, is my being born gay which I’ve learned from my studies, is not a sin at all.  They say that because of the way I was born and because I’m unable to be with a man, that I’m living in sin and that I will go to hell if I don’t stop living my life, in this way.  They told me that this sin separated me from God and until I chose to rid myself of it, and say the sinner’s prayer, I would be bound for hell fire and damnation. Which denies the finished work of Christ.

The idea that is tossed at people, is that there is a great gulf between God and sinful humanity, and Jesus fills that gulf, as long as you repent of your sins and say the sinner’s prayer. We have all seen the picture of two cliffs with humanity on side and God on the other, with the cross/Christ laid between the two. We are God’s creation, so how can we be separated from God?  As I just said, this idea of separation, denies the finished work of Jesus Christ. I won’t deny that sin has consequences, but how can anything be more powerful than God, our mistakes aren’t powerful enough to rip us out of God’s hands. This is why I believe that all of humanity, those knowing God now and those who will not know Him until after death, will be reconciled to Him. Those who do not know Him, will be sent through a refiners fire, which is not a literal fire, but one in which we do not understand that is in essence the glory and power of God. They will be there for Aionos, which means for a time.

If man were separated from God, that would make man a God which is pagan and called dualism. This separation from God is not Christian, its pagan Greek philosophy. This idea of separation from God, comes from Isaiah 59:2 which states, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” Our sins have cause us to be unable to see God, but this does not mean that God we are separated from Him.  I agree God hates sin, that’s what put Jesus on the cross, but that doesn’t mean we are separated from our creator. The people became blind because of sin which is true, and there was no peace to be found. So in verses 59:15-16 God took action for His people.

Isaiah 59:15-16
Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.  The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.16 He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him.

We need to throw out this Greek philosophy of dualism, it’s not biblical, and again, it’s pagan.

Colossians 1:16-17
16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Notice it says all things four times, if you need any more reassurance, I don’t know what to tell you. Paul was talking to pagans in Acts 17 when he said this, not Christians.

Acts 17: 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’

So, this doesn’t apply only to those who believe, because Christ holds all things together, and we deny His power, grace, and mercy when we say otherwise. The only true separation that the Bible talks about is in our minds, it’s us that believes we are separate from God, when in truth we are never separate from God.

Colossians 1: 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation,

You cannot be separated from God, it is truly impossible. So in Matthew 7 when it talks about destruction, it’s basically the mental alienation from God that people choose, it’s not because of sin per say though He does warn us of sin many times and there are consequences when we sin. We need to have self-control and not be swayed by those that would lead us away from the truth of God.

Christ did what He did on that cross for all of humanity, He is the last Adam. Your belief does not seal the deal with Christ, Christ sealed the deal for all of us already by His actions on this earth and giving His life for His people. God said that Jesus’s life and death would not be in vain. Thus, all would be saved, the moment that He said, “It is finished.”  It’s about Him, not about us, Rom. 5:8 “even as we were still sinners, Christ still died for us.”  Read these verses:

Romans 5: 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5: 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Do you not see in that statement that Christ saved us all, He rescued a fallen humanity and made us all a new creation in Himself?  Christ died for the ungodly, see.  While we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of his Son, it said WHILE, not after we said a prayer or once we stopped sinning completely, while we were God’s enemies. That is the gospel, that is what Christians miss, it’s not just for those who believe a certain way, or those who do their best to be right on the narrow path, it’s for all.  There is no hell fire and damnation, if this does exist it’s not for God’s people, it was created for the devil and his angels like it states in Matthew 25:41.

Your unbelief does not change what Christ accomplished for all humanity on that cross, and your belief does not seal the deal, you are not more powerful than God to be able to complete this on your own, Christ and Christ alone sealed the deal.

Yes, this world would be a better place and our lives would be better if we were to all follow along that narrow path, but that path is the path that Christ walked and tried to show us and it leads to life here and in the next life when we get new physical bodies. The problem is that we are not perfect, we are temped in many ways, and we still fail.  We who know God, and have a heart for God strive to do the best we can and strive to learn to love God and people, but we will fail and every time we do, that beautiful strong hand of Christ will be right there to help us back up if we want it. He is waiting for us, life would be more fulfilling if we all saw the truth, but not all do and religion causes division among the people. For us to truly see God, we have to cast religion away and just get to know our Creator.

Where sin increases, Grace increases even more. The truth does set you free, once you know and learn what it is that is true.  Instead of living your life stressed and walking on eggshells form messing up, you can live your life knowing that when you make a mistake, you are already forgiven. One of our greatest issues is that we don’t forgive ourselves, we carry a burden that Christ Himself said, and if you would believe that you would not have to carry. It’s already there present and waiting for every single one of us, but not all will find and know that freedom. Many will live on the dark side or without the truth of God and they will carry their own weight because they don’t know they are already saved in Christ.

Psalm 139
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

Colossians 3
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

Hebrews 13: 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Romans 8: 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This union with God is inseparable, and this is the Gospel and the truth about Grace.

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Gnosticism, Sex, Marriage, Lust, Adultery, Homosexuality

The more I read and learn, the more I see so much error in the way we are taught in churches today. What is termed Christianity today is loaded with, for one, Gnostic beliefs and not even biblical teachings. If you look at the stories in the Bible there are stories of love between two men, two women, men with many wives, men sleeping with their wives handmaids, men sleeping with concubines, and even their slaves were fair game. There is technically, what is thought in the creation story to give us a standard for marriage, which actually has no statute of marriage biblically speaking that is highly proclaimed by the conservatives of today. Adam was androgynous when God created him, which in turn means that God may be also, as well as, the angels. We know they were sexed by some means, because they came down and mated with human women. Of course this is spoken very little of in Genesis, as Genesis is just a summed up version of Jasher, and there is one small snip it of Enoch in Genesis. Both of these books should be read by any who would read the Bible, along with several other books, but are shunned by most all modern day Christians. These books are historical documents and the best way for us to determine what God’s character is like, along with the history of this world, is by reading these documents.

“Marriage does not unite one man and one woman in one flesh for the purpose of procreation and sexual enjoyment. Instead, marriage unties free Israelite men with as many women and slaves as they can reasonably support.” – Unprotected Text by Jennifer Knust

When you get to the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy, you will discover that there are some listings of the way the free men were supposed to treat the women, be it slaves or other property, seeing as they saw women as property in those days. The only problem is they are not consistent. Even the writings of Matthew, Mark, and Luke are inconsistent and contradictory. So all in all there is no explanation of marriage other than property and estate clauses for those that traded according to the bridal account for women when they married them. It’s basically a legal agreement or contract and not a spiritual one.

“(Matt. 12:48-50 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? And who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.) From Jesus’s perspective, the family is made up of fellow believers, not kin with formal ties outsiders might recognize.

(Matt. 3:9-10 And think not to say within yourselves, we have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth forth not good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. ) and therefore all people must “bear fruit worthy of repentance”

(Matt. 3:8 Bring therefore fruits meet for repentence🙂 He makes a similar point later on in His ministry: When a disciple promises to follow Jesus after first burying his father, Jesus responds, “Follow me, and let the dead bury the dead”

(Matt. 8:22) Jesus devalues literal family ties to the extent that He would rather His followers ignore the death of a parent than miss the chance to follow Him.” – Unprotected Text by Jennifer Knust

The bond that we have with our blood relatives, is not the bond that Jesus found to be important, it was the bond with those that followed Him alone, that He found to be of the utmost importance.

The “marriage laws” of those days. There are laws about Hebrew slaves, if they are bought or brought into slavery with a wife, she is to go with him and when the seven years is up for them, they will go free together, but if the slave marries while already enslaved by his master, his wife and children remain the masters property and when the seven years is up, the slave man goes free but his family is left behind to the master at that point the slave can choose to stay a slave for life to remain with his family. That doesn’t technically speak of marriage as we see it today, this would be considered ripping a family apart or committing to a life of slavery. Then again in Deuteronomy, the women are to be freed just as the men (Deut. 15:12). Nothing seems to be consistent with these different laws or rights and things have changed over time. My thoughts on this is that most of the laws were written by men, but Jesus lumped all the true laws of God up into two when He walked the earth. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.

Even though the Exodus and Deuteronomy laws were a set standard, it doesn’t mean they were followed, just like laws now days. These laws were many, and as I stated before they were not consistent. One instance that will show that these laws weren’t possibly always kept, like the happening between David and Bathsheba. Bathsheba became David’s wife only after he stole his neighbor’s wife and got her pregnant, yet David and Bathsheba were not accused by Nathan of violating the covenant commandments. It’s possible this is because the laws only applied to Israelites, and Uriah was a Hittite so technically they didn’t break any laws. In our eyes today this might seem like an injustice, but that is how thing were back then.

If you read the Song of Songs, the poetry is in and of itself erotic, and not in some form of eroticism within marriage. The Songs of Songs was written in a way that you have to learn how they used different terms in those days. They are not how we use them today, for example one of the phrases they used was to uncover a man’s feet, when in that time meant to sleep with him. They were descriptive by using words they had in their vocabulary to compare someone or something to what things they had seen around them. The story of Ruth tells of Naomi and Ruth’s love for one another. The same Hebrew word that is used in Genesis 2:24 to describe how Adam felt about Eve (and how spouses are supposed to feel toward each other) is used in Ruth 1:14 to describe how Ruth felt about Naomi.

dâbaq, daw-bak’; a primitive root; properly, to impinge, i.e. cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit:—abide fast, cleave (fast together), follow close (hard after), be joined (together), keep (fast), overtake, pursue hard, stick, take.

Her feelings are celebrated, not condemned. Naomi took care of Ruth as well and they stayed together. The story of 1 and 2 Samuel tells of King David and his love for Johnathan that, At Jonathan’s funeral, David declares that “he loved Jonathan more than any woman.”

When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt.” (1 Samuel 18:1-4)

This is just a couple of several Bible passages that describe and celebrate an intense love between these two men that went well beyond friendship. King David seen as a hero by most modern Christians, was technically a bisexual (which most Christians would see as an abomination, I do not), adulterous, murderer, and a thief.

Most of what you read of Paul’s writings are against women, free men being in control of women, children, and slaves. Basically, that it’s a man’s world and all should abide by anything that he says. He also said, it was better not to marry and to remain a virgin, when God told us to be fruitful and multiply to begin with, that makes his writings to be contradictory to what God ordained in the beginning. That’s not how things started out. He even put himself above all others in 1 Cor. 7:7 in his arrogance, he stated that he wished all others could be as himself. He recommended celibacy for the strong and marriage for the weak.

(This chart is taken from Unprotected Text by Jennifer Knust and is a summarization of what the different book stated about Desire, Sexual Intercourse, and Marriage.)

Author Advice about Desire Advice about Sexual Intercourse Advice about Marriage 
Paul Should be controlled as much as possible. Out-of-control desire is a principal sign of abandonment by God. Avoid it if possible but, if married, have sex regularly so as to avoid temptation. If one is a man, one should not submit to sexual penetration. IF one is a women, one must submit to sexual penetration. Avoid it unless desire is unmanageable. It is intended for the weak in faith. Those ineligible for married life are not considered and thus slaves are largely excluded from Paul’s moral program.
Colossians & Ephesians Should be controlled and managed within a hierarchical household. No specific advice is given regarding the frequency and purpose of sexual intercourse. Free men should love their wives, keeping them under control. Wives, children, and slaves should obey the male head of household.
The Pastor Desire is extremely dangerous, especially for women and young men. Women must procreate if they are to be saved by God. Widows must remarry so as to avoid sexual temptation. Husbands should display their own sexual self-mastery by strictly mastering their subordinates. Male church leaders should marry only once. Virgin “widows” must marry- celibacy is impermissible for them. Those ineligible for married life cannot be leaders in the churches.

 

A good book to read is Unprotected Text, which is where I have taken a few quotes from and the chart above. It will bring more light to how things were around Paul’s time and even more insight to what marriage is and is not. So many things that we have been taught to be certain doctrine, and that the Bible itself is infallible are lies conjured up by men. Along with the translations changed and indoctrinated because of false religious beliefs and theology. Even the Bible calls out certain books, that we are told not to forget, but that the mass majority of Christians of today, refuse to read.

If you believe as I do that the scriptures are divinely inspired by God, God seems to be endorsing these two books. As we are told, in the mouth of two or three witnesses you can establish if a thing is true are not.

Jasher means (Hebrew) “upright”, true, just account

The name refers to the fact that the record, facts, and history are upright, correct, and thus trustworthy.

It is referenced in:

Joshua 10:13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself onb its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar.

2 Samuel 1:18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):

2 Timothy 3:8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth.

Inferred here talking about Jannes and Jambres who opposed Moses. The only way Paul could have known this is through the book of Jasher.

Enoch was considered scripture and has been in and out of the Bible several times.

  • There are at least a hundred references in the New Testament that find precedence nowhere else in the Bible except the book of Enoch
  • Quoted by Jesus, Peter, and Jude
  • Widely known and read in the 1st Century
  • Viewed as Scripture by early Church Fathers
  • Still in Ethiopian Coptic Bible
  • Found in Dead Sea Scrolls

I have written other blogs about this if you want a deeper dig into those books.

To bring this discussion into and around marriage and see how we got our current indoctrinated point of view on sex, homosexuality, adultery, idolatry, and a few other things, we are going to discuss St. Augustine. St. Augustine of Hippo (Aurelius Augustinus) was a philosopher from A.D. 354 – 430 and was an Algerian-Roman, his philosophy infused Christianity with Gnosticism and Neoplatonism. He is famous for being an inimitable Catholic theologian and for his agnostic contributions to Western philosophy. When Augustine was young he was one to go about in sexual relationships with men and women and he was not shamed to speak of it, but when he got older he reflected on his youth and began to teach that sex is wrong. Manicheans criticized the scriptures, mainly the Old Testament and held chastity and self-denial in honor.

Augustine was “a lively, sensual, hot-tempered person, entirely taken up with his worldly concerns, and unfriendly to Christianity until the close of his life, he became a catechumen (a Christian convert under instruction before baptism) shortly before Augustine reached his sixteenth year (369-370). To his mother Monnica (so the manuscripts write her name, not Monica; b. 331, d. 387) Augustine later believed that he owed what lie became. But though she was evidently an honorable, loving, self-sacrificing, and able woman, she was not always the ideal of a Christian mother that tradition has made her appear. Her religion in earlier life has traces of formality and worldliness about it; her ambition for her son seems at first to have had little moral earnestness and she regretted his Manicheanism more than she did his early sensuality. It seems to have been through Ambrose and Augustine that she attained the mature personal piety with which she left the world. Of Augustine as a boy his parents were intensely proud. He received his first education at Thagaste, learning, to read and write, as well as the rudiments of Greek and Latin literature, from teachers who followed the old traditional pagan methods. He seems to have had no systematic instruction in the Christian faith at this period, and though enrolled among the catechumens, apparently was near baptism only when an illness and his own boyish desire made it temporarily probable.” (You can learn more about St. Augustine here: http://www.iep.utm.edu/augustin/ )

Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lasciviousness is not about sex or lust. Many people think that this means that they were overwhelmingly sexual or lustful or full of desire. This phrase is about doctrine that leads to a certain mentality. Lasciviousness really means, our own selfish desires, our own selfish way about things. Hebrews Strong’s says, unbridled lust (not necessarily sex), licentiousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, and insolence. Being that he taught this theology in this Paradigm, he is the one who started the church towards anti-sex theology.

Romans 6:1-4 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Paul was dealing with Manikin Gnostic theology. The idea of the demiurge creating the physical realm and trapping the spirit light in these bodies. The Manikin Gnostics along with St Augustine believed that if you sinned the spirit light left your body. St. Augustine practiced and studied this for nine years before he became a Christian. You releasing the spirit light was seen as good, because you do your sin, you know it’s wrong, but you do it anyway because releasing the spirit light from your body is considered a righteous deed. This all ties into the Marcion Heresy that teaches that the god of the Old Testament is the demiurge. Basically, it was believed that this evil physical god (demiurge) trapped (Christ) the spirit light into your body and you had to let him out. Tertullian wrote against this belief. They went about this in two ways, you could commit evil acts and your spirit light is released, or you avoid doing evil period. These two ways of living were complete opposites based from the same theology.

St. Augustine’s own history reflects that he is a heretic. He had his own concubine that he was with but not married to yet he taught that all sex is sinful. He thought that God put up with people getting married for procreation. He felt guilty for being with the concubine and so he found a girl and married her but ended up divorcing her and went back to his concubine. He could have simply married his concubine and dealt with his natural sexual desires instead of fighting against what God naturally gave him as a desire. He even admitted having sexual relationships with men in his younger years, and possibly even as a Christian. So he taught about sex in general being bad, but all the while, he was doing the very things that he counted as sin. In doing so, he made something that is not a sin to be a sin in the eyes of others, and in turn causing the denial of such natural desires that were given by God to actually be sin because it is a rejection of a gift of God.

Something to note is that St. Augustine is considered number two in the church among Catholics and Protestants, that right there should tell you, that there is problem and a need to seek after God through guidance from the Holy Spirit and NOT the standardized church. I know some people fear that they are not smart enough to research and learn, but I’m no genius and have never claimed to be such. My drive to seek God was given by God, He gave me the ability to do the things I do, and I hated reading until I got a desire to know Him and to know I was not going to hell like I had been told so many times by others that follow the standard church. He gave me faith and has made that faith grow more and more over the years. It’s not a matter of smarts, but a matter of love for Elohim. The more you seek, the more the Spirit will reveal to you and you will find others that are likeminded to learn and grow with you, even if they are miles away. The world has many distractions like music and TV, things that are constant noise to drown out that still small voice. You have to have silent time with the Holy Spirit or you will never hear Her voice. I still enjoy these things, but I make sure to make a silent time to listen.

Now back to St. Augustine. St. Augustine’s theology was based off of Gnosticism and the things he taught about sex were lies as well as him being hypocritical while teaching them, right along with teaching things that weren’t biblical and stemmed from his past beliefs in Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, and pagan beliefs. St. Augustine was part of the Latin School of Theology and all the other schools of theology where shunned and shutdown which is why we do not hear about them, Rome was in charge and they forced the belief of the Latin School on all people (there is proof of this in the time of the reformation when Rome came against all Christians and killed so many of them).

It seemed that the concoction of Pagan, Gnostic, and Neoplatonism that Augustine carried with him was just melded into Christianity and has become a religion instead of the Spiritual based faith, the truth of our world and our Creator which is not religion, man created religion. So this is what Paul was referring to at that time, he was preaching against the Gnostic beliefs, they sinned intentionally because they thought that it released the spirit light from their body. This is why he wrote, “shall we continue in sin that grace may abound,” he was preaching against the Gnostics. These are the men that crept in unawares in Jude. This is why sex is seen as a bad thing now days in more ways than not, sex out of marriage is a huge deal today, sex between two women, or two men, it all stems from the Gnostic belief. We also get our theology on Hell, infant baptisms, the thought of women being evil, sexual desire being evil, erections being sinful, and many other things from St. Augustine which are also incorrect, he was one of the many that Jude 1:4 was warning us about. He believed that sin was transferred by seamen and if you were born, you would go to hell if you died a baby before being baptized. Seems like he missed everything that Christ was about.

Here is a document about Eternal Punishment in Augustine’s The City of God: “In many ways, Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) was the most influential post-Pauline theologian in Christendom…. Any disagreement with his writings is tantamount to heresy, and this applies equally to Catholic and Protestant traditions… Many major themes of Christian thought can be traced to Augustine. These include the Just War theory, the Trinity, and Original Sin. Augustine had a profound influence on the Doctrine of Eternal Punishment.” You can read more of this at: https://soundandsilence.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/eternal-punishment-in-augustine%E2%80%99s-the-city-of-god/

To learn even more about St. Augustine’s beliefs, you can watch this youtube video:  St. Augustine’s Philosophy and Theology

The reason Augustine taught eternal torment, is because he believed the physical was evil and it had to be tortured according to Gnostic theology. He basically tried to interpret the Bible through Gnostic eye glasses so to speak. The teachings stuck from the fourth century because Rome was in power and Rome promoted him and enforced this doctrine on the world, but this has been the age of darkness, the keys to the scripture had been hidden for so long, and now God has allowed the keys to the scriptures, back into the hands of His children. The only place that Rome had no power over was Ethiopia, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the only place that still has the book of Enoch in its canon. Rome did try to go and enforce the canon without Enoch on the Ethiopian Church, which did not work, as well as worshiping on Sunday, but they knew it was wrong, so they apparently did it for short time and then went back to worshiping on Saturday. Rome had wiped the book of Enoch out of every other church canon. The main promoter of the removal of the book of Enoch was St. Augustine, he thought the book was evil. His doctrine was completely satanic, his doctrine came from Manichean Gnosticism, which was preached against by John, Paul, and Jude, and remember Jude told us to remember the book of Enoch. Enoch was forgotten beyond the Ethiopian Church, and still today most Christians refuse to read the book of Enoch, even though it has now been release back into their possession.

1 Timothy 4:1-5 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

Note that here marriage was already a strong belief in the church, but in reading all the Old Testament text, you rarely if ever see one man and one woman in a relationship. Yet, this is another warning, that in the later times, people would forbid to marry as the Catholics require their priests to do(1120 A.D.) and they saw sex as sinful but if they were married they could have sex. The main group that does this is the Western Catholic Church, Rome. When they did this in 1120 A.D, all the priest that were married had to have their marriages annulled, so they ripped apart families. The Latin school of theology taught that it was sinful to have sex, so priest couldn’t have sex or be married in order to be holy. They took so many things that God meant for good and made them appear to be evil. Again, from 1 Timothy 4:3 they took these things that God created for good and forbid them or abstain from them. Note that Jerome went right along with St. Augustine.

Just to point out, hyper Calvinism is the same as Manichean Gnosticism. They think they can sin all they want, they think all they have to do is have faith. Basically, they can sin all week and go to church on Sunday and get right with God. Another thing to point out within all this is that these men (Pharisees) that try to keep themselves from having any desire for sex or women and can’t do so, so they have an inward hate for women. They can’t be freed from women, because of the drive that God gave us, they even said things like the woman is the root of all evil and numerous other things. The woman and Adam ate of the tree.

And do you not know that you are (each) an Eve? The sentence of God on this sex of yours lives in this age: the guilt must, of necessity live too. You are the devil’s gateway: you are the unsealer of that (forbidden) tree: you are the first deserter of the divine law: you are she who persuaded him whom the devil was not valiant enough to attack. You destroyed so easily God’s image, man.     –Tertullian.

Here is a really great study by a brother in Christ pertaining to the same things we are talking about here, that might give you even more insight on how they perceived women and how the devil worked that in, over time. http://www.godrules.net/articles/earlychurch-on-sex.htm

St. Augustine, just like Tertullian looks at woman and sex as evil, but those are lies that the devil swayed them to believe to make the beauty of sexuality that God gave us as a gift, to seem like something awful.

It’s true that many people in the Christian religion believe that lust is bad, and they use Matt. 5:27-28, but there is good and bad terms for lust. Check this out.

What is “lusting”? Most of you have this definition coming to mind “any sexual thought for the opposite sex”. And yes, I used to have the same definition, until, again, I actually studied scripture and Greek to decipher what the term actually meant.

The term means to “covet” or “desire with intent to steal” plain and simple. This Greek word (1937) has no “sexual” connotation to it, as the very same word is used as “desire” in other passages, such as “desire the Office of Bishop…desireth a good work” – 1 Timothy 3:1. Now, do you remember which of the Ten Commandments mentions this type of desire or coveting? Yes, it is the 10th commandment. So, Jesus was quoting the “thou shalt not covet .. thy neighbor’s wife”. Why haven’t you ever heard that before? Doesn’t that make a lot of sense, seeing God is the same, yesterday, today and forever? So, quite literally, Jesus first stated the 7th commandment, “Thou shalt not commit adultery”, then he explained the theology behind the 7th commandment with the 10th commandment, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife“. He was showing how the people of the day were not looking at the intent behind the 7th commandment.

Here is further proof that Jesus was quoting the 10th of the 10 Commandments:

LXX- Greek Septuagint “γυναικα 1135 του 3588 πλησιον 4139 σου 4675 ουκ 3756 επιθυμησεις 1937 5692” – Exodus 20:17

 

Greek Textus Receptus “γυναικα 1135 προς 4314 το 3588 επιθυμησαι 1937 5658” – Matthew 5:28

Note the same key terms for “woman” and “lust” are present within both passages, showing Christ was paraphrasing the 10th Commandment. The IVP Bible Background Commentary explains:

“The Greek word here is the same as in the opening line of the tenth commandment in the Septuagint (the Greek version of the Old Testament): ‘You shall not desire your neighbor’s wife’ (Exodus 20:17)” – The IVP Bible Background Commentay: New Testament, Matthew 5:27-30

How do we know that the common viewpoint on Matthew 5:27-28 is irreparably in error? Well, if the Greek term “gunh” meant “any woman” and we take the Greek meaning of the term “lust” (which means any desire in general), we discover the passage to be saying literally, “whosoever looks at a woman and desires her has committed adultery in her heart”. Which means you literally cannot desire any woman in general and would have to conclude that all men have sinned being in any relationship with a woman, even if they had the most innocent of “desires”. So, revisiting Jesus’ statement, we see that woman is “wife”, lust is “covet” and adultery is “unlawful intercourse with another man’s wife”. –Godrules.net

So looking back at this passage that they cling to, to make sex and lust bad you can now see that it really means this:

Matthew 5:27-28 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery (unlawful intercourse w/ another man’s wife): But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh (sets mind upon) on a woman (wife) to lust (desire or covet) after her hath committed adultery (unlawful intercourse w/ another man’s wife) with her already in his heart.

Another thing to point out as well since we are talking about lust, is adultery. Here is another bit that will help you understand that a little better.

The “gist” of the term adultery, if you research the Greek and Hebrew it has to do with a “contractual agreement” between you and your wife (wives) or between you and God. This is why adultery can also refer to idolatry (same also with the term “fornication”), as idolatry is a form of cheating on God, by worshipping a false god. So, even though adultery’s original definition takes into consideration polygamy, in the case where you commit yourself only to one woman, you make a contractual agreement with her. So, this means, going out and cheating is equivalent to adultery, even though, technically, it does not fall directly under the definition of adultery. It is the Spirit of the Law, as you can see and the point is, you made a contract with your wife and you are to abide in the contract. –Godrules.net

You can read more on this as well as the above statements about lust, here: http://www.godrules.net/articles/mat5.htm

God made us to have desire for another, be it man or woman that is part of being human.  So amidst all the religion that has come about because of man, this is one thing that has apparently had a lot of influence on it.  I’ll remind you religion is the beguilement of God’s people, none of it is for the good of human kind, it is varying and continuously causes division amongst people, self-mutilation, self-denial of things God meant for good, and there are many other aspects of it. Though there may be churches that support the homeless or do other things for a good cause, if they are religious and not spiritually focus, they are likely one that causes division, and one thing that shows the lack of Christ within, is a place that causes division among people.  Christ ate with sinners, which no one on this earth can say they are not a sinner, we all need our Creator to sustain us and even more so to save us from our own sins, and the fallen angels and the evil they have developed since they made the decision to war against God Himself.

Augustine argued as I stated above, that physical erections are a physical expression of the sin of lust. It’s a natural thing and I’m sure you have noticed that the priests and preachers that deny themselves to fulfill their natural desire end up committing even worse acts because their desire becomes so overwhelming for them, that they end up doing something that actually is bad. Augustine felt that he was a slave to his sexual impulses, because they are natural impulses and he kept denying himself, so he ended up going back and doing what he was teaching was wrong, because it was natural. His concubine even had his son, and he admitted to his sexual happenings throughout his life. He made sex and women his enemy. He felt that this is why the world was corrupt, which he got from Genesis, the statement about being against nature which was all because of the fallen angels coming down and mating with humans. When you read against nature in the story of Sodom, it is stated that way because they were trying to rape angels, it has nothing to do with the fact that they were men, because they were not men, they were angels. You can confirm this if you will read the book of Jasher chapters 18 and 19, and the Bible actually tells you that the book of Jasher is a good book in multiple places as I stated above. It explains the kind of people that were in Sodom. These people might have been bisexual or heterosexual, but they were not homosexuals because it states that they were married. Those people just committed evil acts towards one another and terrible things to those that entered the cities as foreigners. The book of Naphtali also talks about angels and humans. To find anything close to the truth, you have to venture outside of the Biblical canon of today, you have to look in the Greek and Hebrew, and in history in general. The biggest and most important thing is you have to make time to listen to the Spirit, She is wisdom and She will teach you the truth if you will allow Her to do so.

The base points of this study are that there are so many different things that have been construed because of religion.  We have to really dig and make sense of this in the view of God and not the view of man.  We have to see marriage for what it is, it is a legal contract, not one man and one woman.  Sex is not bad, sex outside of the marriage contract is not bad, stealing another person’s husband or wife is bad, and lust is not bad unless it is a lust for another person’s husband or wife with intent to steal.  Adultery is the breaking of the agreement with your wife by going outside the contract basically or even with God by worshiping false gods. God gave us so many things in this life that are meant for good and Lucifer and his followers want to destroy those gifts and us or to make it hard on us in any way they can, because they can’t hurt God physically. God loves His creation so much, that creation being us and the heavenly being as well, the fallen ones want to hurt us in place of seeking to hurt God.

I talked to a friend this past weekend about God and some of the ways we see His character and how difficult it is basically through the fog of what we are given and taught to really see who He is, but our need more than anything is to desire that relationship with our Creator and the Spirit of that Creator, so that we can learn more from the source instead of always just listening and following along like sheep lead astray by wolves. The fact is we do sin, but some of what religion has made out to be sin, is not sin until we follow along with it, because it is denial of God’s gifts, the parable of the talents teaches us this (Matt. 25:14-30). God says again and again in Revelation that we must be overcomers, and we really need to see spiritually as well as physically what He meant by that, we have to overcome the lies of this world, and seek after the truth, God’s truth and not man’s false truth.

So to sum this up, you see that they made women and lust out to be evil, and sex to be bad and of the devil basically. They forced out all the schools of theology but the Latin school of theology. Even after the protestant reformation, they still carried on Augustine’s theology. Augustine is the central reason we have eternal torment in hell, that sex before or outside of marriage is bad, and that any form of desire is bad.  A few of the ways you can learn all this and find the proof of it is by taking an old Strong’s Concordance and a new one and you will see many of the terms have changed meanings (An example would a word like fornication, it meant idolatry and adultery, it did not mean sex before marriage, and orgies meant sacred rites worship (Idolatry) where today it would mean a sex party.), you can look back in the Greek and Hebrew and find many things skewed, and just taking a look at the history of the times and seeing what was going on around these people when they wrote these books will help you see the light in the matter.  Note that the Hebrew Masoretic text is not as accurate as the Greek, it does not match up with the Dead Sea Scrolls, but the Greek does, and the Hebrew Masoretic text is what our Bibles today are based off of. If you have read all the way to this point, something in you is telling you to dig and seek God through the Holy Spirit. So be an overcomer and overcome the lies of religion.

One other thing that I want to reiterate that I’ve covered in my other blogs is Romans 1.

Romans 1:22-25 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

People assume that it is automatically talking about homosexuals here, but we don’t all worship falsely, there are many of us that worship God, we love God. What this is talking about is someone who worships creation and does unclean acts at the same time, so they are basically committing an idolatrous act right along with an adulterous act. This kind of goes back to Genesis where the whole earth is corrupt and then also the book of Enoch where the fallen angels came down, and mated with animals as well as humans.

Romans 1:26-27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

These people are using sex to worship fallen angels (false gods), it’s idolatry, that is why it is stated that they are working that which is unseemly, this was done in Leviticus 18:21-22 as well, they were having sex in worship to Moloch. The men and women stated in these verses are temple prostitutes or the people in general having sex be it heterosexual sex or homosexual sex, to a false god. So if one human being has sex with another human being, it is not against nature, but if a human has sex with an animal or angel that is against nature. Again, you can read in the books of Enoch, Jasher, and Naphtali about things being against nature. That’s why God said in Genesis 1:24-25 about each beast that he created being with its own kind and God saw that as good. It’s not bad when we are with our own kind, what is seen as bad by God is when we mix with other kinds that are not our own. People try to make it seem liken gays are bad, because of their point of view they have been taught by the corrupt translations that gay is sinful in their eyes just like sex before marriage, they don’t even try to see what is really stated here. If we look at the animals of the world today, you will find many of them that will have sex between two females or two males, but they will not go outside their kind.

And lastly I leave you with this…

2 Timothy 2:15 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Love Your Neighbor / Pray For Your Enemies

God has warned us of this time and told us so many times….

So many people will speak down upon Isis and say politically hateful things or just curse them. Among other things, it does no good. If you truly want to war against them, you need to pray for them. These people are under an incredibly powerful demonic strong hold and the only way to break that is with prayer and the Spirit of God. God warned us of these times, in John 16 and that is what is going on in the eastern countries and spreading throughout our world. Yes it is sad, yes it terrible, but that is what the spirit of the demonic do. They hate us beyond any hate we can imagine, they are jealous of us, because God held us to a higher standard than them and they were expected to serve us because we are God’s children.

Hence why in the Garden of Eden the devil told Adam and Eve, they would be as gods. He lied to them and this is also another piece of evidence as to the sin in the garden truly being that Lucifer went into Eve to create Cain and God cast Cain out. Cain was not in the lineage of Adam because of this reason. God covered Adam and Eve, it was the first time they knew nakedness. This is a representation of what God would do later with Jesus, He is our covering for our sin.

God reiterates over and over and over again to love your neighbor as yourself, because in doing so you would then be following all the commandments He gave us. If you truly loved each other, you will not fail in the commandments. Funny thing is that love is the hardest thing for us to learn and follow through with completely. It is a process and we must continually grow or we will begin to fall backwards into the hands of the enemy (the devil). There is no stagnate time when you are a Christian, you are either growing or you are being torn away from your birthright.

Here is some scripture to go along with this:

John 16:1-4 “I have told you this, so that you will not give up your faith.2You will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time will come when anyone who kills you will think that by doing this he is serving God.3People will do these things to you because they have not known either the Father or me.4But I have told you this, so that when the time comes for them to do these things, you will remember that I told you.

Matthew 5:43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your friends, hate your enemies.’44But now I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,45so that you may become the children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun to shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to those who do good and to those who do evil.46Why should God reward you if you love only the people who love you? Even the tax collectors do that!47And if you speak only to your friends, have you done anything out of the ordinary? Even the pagans do that! You must be perfect — just as your Father in heaven is perfect!

-Lev 19:18 Do not take revenge on anyone or continue to hate him, but love your neighbor as you love yourself. I am the Lord

-Matthew 19:19 respect your father and your mother; and love your neighbor as you love yourself.

-Matthew 22:39 The second most important commandment is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’

– Mark 12:31 The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment more important than these two.

– Luke 10:27 The man answered, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ ”

– Romans 13:9 The commandments, “Do not commit adultery; do not commit murder; do not steal; do not desire what belongs to someone else” — all these, and any others besides, are summed up in the one command, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

– Galatians 5:14 For the whole Law is summed up in one commandment: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

– James 2:8 You will be doing the right thing if you obey the law of the Kingdom, which is found in the scripture, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

 

God Repented

God was sorry/regretted/repented…so here we learn the meaning of repented. (the verse comparisons are listed below, different translations different words)

A repentant heart does not mean a perfect heart, but one that strives to do what is right according to God. If you are repentant, you are sorry for your sins, you regret that you have done them, and to ask for forgiveness of them, as well as strive to live as God would have you live, using the commandments as a guide line for your life. Above all you should love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27; Matthew 22:37; Deut. 6:5; Mark 12:30).

Some people say that it’s an instant change in a person, but they should instantly be completely perfect and righteous. Some say it’s a process, and God works in you over time to make you more like Him.

My experience and opinion towards this is that there is an instant change, the desires of your heart do change, you become eager to be like Him, but you will fail many times, before you become even close to being like Him, otherwise there would be no need for trials or tribulations in our lives, because we wouldn’t need them. God disciplines those who are His (Heb 12:6; Proverbs 3:12; Acts 17:11). There would be no need for this if we were instantly perfect/righteous. We are righteous via Jesus, when God judges us and looks upon us, it is Christ He will see, but as far as a literal state of our being, we are not perfect and righteous. This is where self righteousness comes in to play, people who think they are perfect or completely righteous are self righteous and there is purging that must be done in them by The Holy Spirit, to remove this. The Bible says that none are righteous, no not one, besides Jesus Christ, He is the only righteous one (Romans 3:10; Eccl. 7:20).

Hence why you come as you are! There is not a change in you that is expected to be perfect, but a life light that will help you through life and help you grow to be a better person than you once were. If you had or did know me before, the person I was and the person I am are polar opposites. I was not a good person, and even in the ways I was, they were nothing to what I have and will become. I might have been good in comparison to myself in some ways, but when put up against God was vile and filthy, even at my best and I still am. I am a work in progress and will continue to be so until I get to go home.

GNBDC
Genesis 6:6 (God) he was sorry that he had ever made them and put them on the earth.

Amplified
6 And the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved at heart.

American Standard Version
Genesis 6:6 And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

English Standard Version
Genesis 6:6 And the Lord regretted that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

King James Version
Genesis 6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Jasher 4:19 And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them.