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What the TRUTH of the WORD of the LORD Declares

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 20, 2011 at 18:21

What is presented here is a series of contradictions, not the least of which is an alleged alliance between the current office holder of the American presidency and a malignant form of false Christianity. The contradictions abound and one might get the feeling that if things continue as they are, the confusion will be so thick that only an act of the Almighty Sovereign of the universe will be the means to cut through it all.

First, this reader will be giving no argument that a false Christian front is displayed for all the rest of the world in America. But to make the assessment that following the precepts of Paul's epistles as the basis for that to occur does not have true Biblical backing. Much to the dismay of many who have little understanding of who Paul was and what he brings to the truth of Christianity, the reality is that he is a Jewish convert, this being something that apparently is not easily dealt with from the time of his death to this very moment. But it is true, only the 'visible church is to blame for those misconceptions, in collaboration with those who find it necessary to dismiss the basis of his being Jewish and his later preaching to the gentiles.

But the glaring issue that prompts this response is the use of the verses taken out of context, John 5:31 and 7:18. If I declare that I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, it is not the world that I seek approval of for being able to make this declaration, but it is by the power of the Holy Spirit, who affirms my position as an adopted child of the Almighty Father through Jesus Christ. From that moment, then it is not the statement of faith that makes a Christian, but the fruit that he/she bears by being faithful to that same power of the Holy Spirit. Want to determine the fruitfulness of an alleged follower of Jesus Christ, look at the fruit.

And in the end, bin Laden can definitely be counted as not a follower of Jesus Christ, based on his fruit. It was Paul who wrote to the believers in Galatia, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap." This lines up with what Jesus Christ said in Matthew: "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works."

It is not that Paul does not have the Spirit of Almighty God in what he wrote, but it is the failure of those who try to 'spiritualize' and take Paul out of context that get themselves in trouble.

And for taking the phrase 'in God we trust' and changing it, the fruit of that is already borne out, from 1962. From then on, it is the aftermath promised by the phrase, sow to the wind; reap the whirlwind. If one has caught the policymaking speech of the current office holder of the American presidency, then it will not be long to find just exactly what that means, for no true follower of Jesus Christ would have dissed Israel the way it was just done. And that is what the Truth declares.

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