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Slander and railing

April 17, 2018 • Fred

I know that slander and railing are wrong as we see in the word of GOD. Remember GOD is love and when you speak evil of someone GOD may take pity on that person and take vengeance on you. This is something I have known for some time as I see it written in the word of GOD so I try my best not to rail or slander another believer even if I do not agree with them. However, I may still try and speak the truth about what they have done or said that I disagree with and yes this at times has made me feel bad about saying it.  Anyway, we need to be careful but not too careful that we do not even warn others about someone who may be leading people in the wrong direction. Keep in mind we still need to love those who are doing that but leave the vengeance up to GOD.  That does not mean we need to be friends with them. I am passing this on so you don’t make the same mistake I make or made. We can speak the truth in love. Either love to warn others or love to try and correct those in error.

Here is a Comment on another site that goes into more details about what I am saying and in a way I am replying to that comment but also trying to help you.

Fred, I believe speaking the truth in love and slander are not necessarily the same thing. The apostle Paul warned other believers as he mentioned the names of those who left him as they found the world more attractive (Demas), of those who really caused him “great harm” (Alexander, the coppersmith), and of those who harmed the church itself (Hymenaeus, Philetus, and Alexander).

I believe it is important to warn others as I detect another false teacher who might deceive many. For me it is not about blaming them or being mad at them. My heart is grieved and I suffer under such a burden for quite some time until God gives me the chance to pray for those (mis)’leaders’ who got side-tracked. I also believe it can be more tempting to be a public figure than an umimportant private God seeker.
Not sure, but I think I know the person you are speaking about. The Bible tells us that one sin of which we did not repent will be followed by more and more sins. The evangelist you might be talking about has become famous for fighting against the tax paying system and they say he refused to pay taxes himself. Penalties seem to be awaiting for him. However, the apostle Paul admonishes us strongly in his letter to the Romans, chapter 13,

1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,
4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.
5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.
6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.
7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Also, this public figure I was referring to got side-tracked by focusing on all this creationist-science-evolution stuff. Alas, it also seems he wants to get donations as well (on his blog). What a contradiction to God’s Word that he claims to believe in! 😦

Categories: learning, Love

Just thinking

March 14, 2018 • Fred

Some of this is in the history section, Anyway back in June of 2017, I was seeking GOD and his plan for my life. What came out of that is that there were 3 things I was to share with my friends and family and others. 1. The love of GOD in the bible. 2. showing respect to and for GOD. 3. That we can not save our selves and we are only saved through Jesus Christ.

It took me a while but I made 3 videos on youtube about all 3 and shared them. I then was thinking maybe I need to expand on them or maybe correct some misunderstandings in them.  Also because of some confusion about many many conflicting teachings that are out there, I opened this site up. The main focus is the truth which would be Jesus as he is the Truth the life and the way. I also wanted to point people to Jesus and GOD so they could have a better relationship with him. Then as you know the focus changed as I wrote about only a few days ago. I felt very confused and did a lot of praying so that I knew what GOD wanted me to do and what GOD wanted me to share on here. Now the 3 things mentioned back in June came up once again especially number 1 and mainly number 1. So there we go, I know what to do. Focus on the love of GOD. This will help people point to GOD and Jesus and will help them have a better relationship with him.  I don’t have to try and focus on all those conflicting teachings not here anyway. Those will be cleared up as I continue to seek truth and stay away from odd teachings.  If it is GOD’s will or desire I may share them on here.

Categories: about/ history, learning

New focus of site I think?

March 11, 2018 • Fred

A lot has happened in the past few days.  Where to start I guess I will start with something that happened a few days ago.  I was in a Christian chat and a topic came up and I tried to correct someone however they refused to accept correction. I was heartbroken by this. What I learned from this however is we cannot teach anything to anyone especially if they do not want to be taught. Even Jesus did keep trying to correct people and go after them. I am sure it breaks his heart when people walk away from him though.

Now let’s go to yesterday. I had a talk with a good Christian friend who knows a lot more then I do. One that is far closer to GOD then I am. It was a short conversation about one of the posts that were not helpful to him, that is fine. I know my goal is to find truth in the overwhelming amount of info out there.  Which only GOD can help me with. So far I have only tried to encourage people to have a relationship with GOD and Jesus without the fear of coming to him or the fear of the unforgivable sin. Which I know some people struggle a lot with. I mean the fear, not the sin. They fear they are not good enough they fear they sinned too much to be saved and so on an so forth. I want to encourage you to not stop seeking. If you are able to seek then that is a good thing. If you are wanting to come to Jesus then that is also a good thing. Not everyone struggles with this however so what should the focus of the site be? I know it also came up yesterday that the Holy Spirit should be the one to teach instead of men or women.  Does this mean I should not have the site at all? The idea came up. However, even though he is the only one we should allow teaching us that does not mean we do not need each other as Paul said here.

1 Corinthians 12:21
King James Bible
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

So we do need each other to lift each other up and to encourage one another. Also to help us stay focused on Jesus and not our selves. So I guess that maybe the future focus of the site, I think.  At least encouraging others by seeking the truth and the truth will set you free. I know I am going to need GOD’s help as I do feel it was his desire for me to do this. Also, I know that GOD to teach others through me if he wanted to as he can do with others.

Also, there was something else mentioned by that friend and another friend. That is that we need to try not to analyze GOD or his word. I find it interesting that 2 people almost back to back said that same thing to me and neither of them knows each other. I guess I may be guilty of this and yet I know GOD is far greater than we are and we can not know everything about him. To know everything about him would make us greater and we are not.

Never give up seeking GOD. He is so GOOD that he is well worth having a relationship with. He is the creator of heaven and earth and he desires to free us from sin and death and have a relationship with us.

Getting Taught by GOD

March 10, 2018 • Fred

A friend of mine posted a new blog entry on his blog.  I wanted to comment on it on my own blog.

Do We Seek Christ as Our Teacher?

That reminds me of what is at the beginning of one of my bibles.

A note in the beginning of the bible. This is a restored Names translation of the bible.

A note at the beginning of the bible. This is a restored Names translation of the bible.

A note at the beginning of the bible. This is a restored Names translation of the bible.

I know a lot of us including my self, seek answers to our questions and do not always go to GOD for the answers. This has gotten me into some trouble as I have many many conflicting teachings in my head. I guess sorting those out is part of the reason for this site. It is very important to seek GOD for answers. I know it may be a challenge to know if you are hearing from GOD or not. GOD will never go against what he has said in his word and also do not forget that he is love. Also, we can not understand his word without him showing us what it means. I know some will say this creates a circle of sorts. Just do not give up seeking GOD and his truth.

I don’t want anyone to just accept what I say as I might be wrong please Go to GOD to see if I am right or wrong. I know I try to only post what I feel is right but I still could be wrong. As it is written, test every spirit and see if it is of GOD or not. I encourage you to go to GOD with everything.