Just look around, there doesn’t appear to be much denial of self amongst God’s people. We have it all and expect to have it all. If a believer isn’t affluent and up to date with the latest trendy stuff … surely, Jesus’ blessings aren’t on that person.
If Yeshua HAD come to do away with the Law/Torah, He should have been more upfront and out spoken about that. Otherwise, Yeshua was no better than a conman, huckster, sham, phony. Clearly He wasn’t.
There are Evangelicals/Christians/Messianics that don’t see anything Doctrinally Uncertain about the emerging alliance with the “one holy catholic and apostolic Church.” The lines between truth and error have eroded in our day. So much so, that our doctrinal antennae miss the faint signals of error. And that is all it takes to send people to Hell.
Do you, in all situations, make it crystal clear that you are a follower of Yeshua? What about, for example, the last opportunity that presented itself as an opportunity for YOU to speak on behalf of your faith? Did you boldly proclaim your faith as you know you should have?
May I suggest that we too have been just as “bad” as Peter.
Why aren’t we scared to death by what we have done to God’s Word? Why is it that folks accept, without question, the changes that have been made to God’s Word? We should shutter at what we have done — all under the guise of “Jesus did away with the Law.”
It wasn’t ever easy for me to slice up the Bible like a pie or cake. If God is anything, He is a unified, consistent, uncomplicated God. The reality that we tend to think otherwise is proof once again that we try to create God in our own image: a discombobulated, inconsistent, complicated mess.
I, for one, refuse any longer to believe God is anything less than He is. He is, always has been, and always will be the same yesterday, today and forever.
I’ve been married 40 years. It’s been long enough for me to realize, and admit, that we men at times are so … in our own way. Pig headed. Stubborn. Proud. Too small to admit we need help or that we have made decisions that weren’t quite right - wrong even?
(This is not the same as last week’s blog)
“Is It Not Lawful?”
13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
I read this passage this morning. It seemed appropriate to write about this especially in light of last week’s blog: “It Is Not Lawful.”
“It Is Not Lawful”
Who said that?
To whom was is said?
Why was it said?
What was the outcome?