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Tuesday, October 28, 2014


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You have heard the statement the infallible Word of GOD; the word “Infallible” meaning; incapable of error or some such statement.

On the other hand teaching bears no such guarantee. Teaching is purported to be a true explanation of the infallible Word of GOD but like prophesy it is to be judged.

Sad to say much of teaching carries with it some hidden agenda whereby the hearers are manipulated by the speaker.

A more blatant example would be the Jim Jones debacle. While he preached his message under the guise of a church; his message was a mixture of socialism, communism, and an anti-God stance.

The people did not discern he was leading them down a deadly path and the result was indeed death.

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.” (I Timothy 4:1-2)

When any teacher proclaims that they have the ability to expound or clarify the Word of GOD, it is the responsibility of the hearer to determine if they are proclaiming the true Word of GOD; or is it their opinion of what they believe the Bible should have said.

Psalm 1:1-3 says;  “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper."

One who blindly follows false teaching is without excuse and will pay the price attached to false doctrine.

But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption 2 Peter 2:12

It is incumbent on hearers of sermons to take notes and as the Berea people did verify and prove it to see if what is taught is accurate.

You need to test and prove it out for yourself.

Acts 17:10-11“These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.”

(Imagine checking what Paul the Apostle was teaching to see if it was in accord with the whole counsel of GOD)   So what is the conclusion to the whole matter;

“The preacher’s responsibility”

2 Timothy 4:2-4 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths

“The hearer’s responsibility”

Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflows of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

(Verify and check out all “Teaching” as you study and search the Scriptures for yourself.)

P.S. You might also enjoy my wife Hazel’s recent post:  Theology 101


Monday, October 20, 2014


Only a Housewife
She is only a house wife, living in the world of might have been - - 

She has to compete with working girls who spend much of their time with men.

They spend their money to become… Say on desirability?

Then try to steal away what’s left of the homebody’s bedtime charm…
Her man spends all the clothing money on himself for he must look good at all times.

She’s only a house wife who fears someone will recognize her dress is one they donated to the thrift store. (It is all she can afford.)

She does her hair as best she can with a brush and a can… Of hair spray.

While others party she doesn’t ever get away… Cause she’s only a house wife. 

When her husband brings a friend home who in private comes over and suggests the no tell, motel on the morrow.

She tells her husband, not interested, he Poo Poos her, thinking no way… She’s only a house wife. 

He says to the friend she thought you were kidding;, ha, ha, ha… Oh no, no I just said…

I wanted her to feel better about herself but you know…

I don’t want to put her down but after all she is only a housewife.

You know I would never… Oh yes, I know and I apologize for her wild imagination, 

There was a time she could hold her own with any of the self-style beauties.

But now she hasn’t the means to compete. She still has as much or more to offer but alas it is all about the wrappings not the prize inside

Day by day she hopes the truth will set her free and her man will realize that he has is better than what he daily sees . . .

Joy to the man who knows she isn’t just a house wife and hasn’t forgotten the words that transformed her into the girl of his dreams;
“I love you, only you and no other will do, till death do us part.”

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Let My Words Please The Lord


Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalms 19:14

Let all of the words I speak and all the thoughts I think be acceptable to you “Oh GOD”.

As I sat thinking about a myriad of non-essential things these words drifted up out of my heart (spirit).

As I allowed them to rule the moment I asked myself; how long has it been since I prayed this prayer along with David. I must confess it has been too long for my mind has been filled with the things of daily living.

There is an old song we don’t hear much anymore and that is “Take time to be holy” and as it has been said; it takes time to be holy.

This time must needs be spent before the LORD speaking words of adoration and meditation on his majesty.

How important is meditating on GOD? It is essential for it is there He reveals Himself to his children.

This is one of the checks we need to often make. Test yourselves.
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.

What do the words of my mouth reveal about me?

As I listen to what I am saying does it reflect the spiritual heart of Psalms 19:14?

How important is it to stay on course?

Ask the astronauts for they were off just a partial degree they would miss their destination completely.

So also we as Christians need to stay on course lest we fail to be the examples GOD intends us to be. Let Psalms 19:14 be our daily challenge so we are acceptable in His sight.

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Monday, October 6, 2014



This is a True Story
Serious about Jesus
I started getting serious about religion at the age of 18. I reckon the Devil didn't like it for he was giving me some trouble, usually using some of my former friends.  
This question is posed in Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?  
Because we didn't agree we couldn't walk together any longer, we were now heading in different directions.  
While looking to the Bible for help concerning this matter I read in Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a "good thing" and obtains favor from the LORD. That sounded like a win, win situation. First, in finding a good thing, and then favor with the Lord.  
In my mind I related finding a good thing to making a good deal and then as now I'm always a candidate for a good deal. I started looking high and low for my "good thing".  First I looked low to see if she was there.  
I finally concluded that was like shopping at a used car lot.  
While there were many fine looking cars that were suitable and with many good miles left in them that could provide years of good service none were exactly what I was looking for.
There were some that owner just got tired of them and traded in them for another while others were just rentals and a temporary arrangement.  
Having failed in my quest by looking low I proceeded to look high for "my thing" where the new models were.
There were far fewer of these available but after some looking I finally found one I liked and could afford. She didn't come with all the bells and whistles some had but she had everything I needed and was a brand new model to boot.  
Genesis 2:24 explains what happen next which was; For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh and so it was and is. 
The word "inequitable" comes to mind when thinking about this "he and she" thing for the man gets a "good thing" when he gets a wife where the woman just gets a "thing" and has to try to make something good out of it.  
GOD'S plan "A" has been best for me while others have had success in plan "B." 
Whichever plan one chooses the promise still stands; He that finds a wife finds a good thing and favor with the Lord. 
This post is shared at “Tell Me a True Story.”