(full movie) ‘THE ROBE’ (1953) — The GOD of ALL COMFORT! “As the SUFFERINGS of Christ ABOUND to us, OUR COMFORT also ABOUNDS through Christ!!!” (2 Cor. 1)

Released in 1953, The Robe actually won Oscars in a then more ‘beautiful’ America. And of the many movies I’ve seen in my lifetime, The Robe is one that gives me great comfort—especially when considering what could happen to us if we lose this country and we have to take a pretty heavy stand for Christ! I love the Christian community which I give the start time for in the video of the film, below. The sweet spirit of its leader with the white hair often stands out in my mind as a standard for Christian leadership. And the ending is phenomenal!! No matter what happens, the joy of the Lord can remain in our hearts forever!

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? … Nay, in all these things we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through him that loved us.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom. 8:35-39)

“To live is Christ; to die is gain!”

There is nothing to worry about when we’re truly in Christ (“who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” – Rom. 8:1b)!

God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (1Cor. 10:13)

When the sufferings of Christ flow, His comfort flows!!!!!!!

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, even so our comfort also abounds through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer. Our hope for you is steadfast, knowing that, since you are partakers of the sufferings, so also are you of the comfort. (2 Cor. 1:2-7)

Jeff : )

The peaceful Christian community is showcased at minute-58:30 [looks like YouTube pulled this again. Copyright must last 60+ years]

The Robe 1953

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Uploaded on Feb 7, 2011

The Robe, was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953, including best picture and best actor. Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio, the Roman centurion charged with overseeing the crucifixion. But when he wins Christ’s robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross, his life is forever changed. The movie is based on a novel (fiction) yet it is inspiring, in its depiction of Christ’s crucifixion and the power of His life and death, and the novel (written by Lloyd C. Douglas) has been read by tens of millions of readers..

Related: 

Richard Wurmbrand (1909 – 2001): TORTURED FOR CHRIST in Atheist Romania — Shows his scars; but THE GLORY!: “We were beaten; we were tortured, but JUST AS SAINT STEPHEN, while they threw stones at him DID NOT SEE his murderers, did not see the stones, but saw heaven open…, so WE DIDN’T SEE anymore the communist torturers. We didn’t see that we are in prison. We were SURROUNDED BY ANGELS. We were with God.”

[6-minute video] Richard Wurmbrand (1909 – 2001): Solitary Confinement & Tortured for Christ for 14 Years — “You wonder why I smile. … I remember it as a glorious time. The bride was in the embraces of the Heavenly Bridegroom. We received His Holy Kiss. We knew His caresses. It has been one of the most beautiful times of my life!”

CORRIE TEN BOOM: PREPARED For The COMING TRIBULATION — “Daddy, I am afraid that I will never be STRONG ENOUGH TO BE A MARTYR for Jesus Christ.” My father said, “OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN KNOWS when you will need the strength…. HE WILL SUPPLY ALL YOU NEED – JUST IN TIME.“

[9-minute AMAZING video] Arrested in Iran, horrified missionary, Dan Baumann has VISION OF JESUS in jail, Whose love SETS HIM FREE TO LOVE his torturer, who leads others to Christ. Set free in his heart, God gives Dan TOTALLY HONEST words to speak at the trial for 20 minutes. And Dan was released from Iran too! — “God gave me the grace to stand up and speak the truth. And in doing so it brought freedom in my heart. I AM FREE!!!!!!!”

Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.: Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine — “Tithing, today, is reaching the levels of a modern scandal”

“Tithing, today, is reaching the levels,
I believe, of a modern scandal.”

– Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.

* * *

This is a slam-dunk, you all. Praise God!

And bless you, Russell Kelly!!!

May we be obedient and get it right — finally.

Phew!

I wrote the above right after I first saw Russell’s video. I was so excited because in this one presentation, Russell Kelly completely demolishes this “love of money” doctrine that is keeping so many from being led by the Holy Spirit.

Tithing is a big part of what is keeping the church from being alive truly in Christ!

And here, Russell shows us that the old covenant believers mostly didn’t even give 10% of their money to the Levitical priesthood.

What we’ve been taught about tithing is a falsehood. It’s a doctrine of demons that is “the love of money” driven.

Russell doesn’t talk about some of my conclusions [The Day that Tithing Ended — To Now Be Led By the Holy Spirit], but he totally proves that tithing is a false doctrine that should never be mentioned again as even some kind of a benchmark.

We’re supposed to be led by the Holy Spirit now, determining in our hearts what to give, according to Paul.

Russell’s entire book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine, can be downloaded for free as a pdf HERE.

May we be ONE in Christ — not led by the law; though, tithing wasn’t really even practiced the way tithing teachers teach it.

Jeff : )

Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine

Uploaded by on Apr 26, 2011

A 2 hour video of the 19 point essay “Tithing is Not a Christian Doctrine” The video is showing me, Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D. with no material displayed. Every statement has something important and challenging. Novice editing makes it choppy in a few places. It is far from perfect but well worth the view.

Friends, I am not opposed to financially supporting churches and the advancement of God’s kingdom. However I am opposed to supporting churches using the false doctrine of NT tithing instead of better New Covenant freewill offering principles.

You can get this video on DVD from my website:
http://www.tithing-russkelly.com

There you can also find the book:
Tithing: Should the Church teach tithing? – A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine

May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you,
Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D.

Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D.
Auther: Russell Earl Kelly, Ph. D.

From: About the Author

Although legally blind since 1989, Russell subsequently completed a Th. M.. and a Ph. D. at independent Baptist-oriented Covington Theological Seminary in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia in August 2000. His dissertation was on the subject of tithing. From that dissertation came his first book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine.

Russell lists all 19 points here (scroll down for article)

From: Russell Kelly’s Articles on Tithing

1873: TITHING FIRST SUGGESTED IN THE U.S.A.

BOOK REVIEWS ON AMAZON.COM

BUY THIS BOOK AND 2-HOUR $10.00 DVD

CBS NEWS TRANSCRIPT ON TITHING

CHARLES (CHUCK) SWINDOLL

CONTEMPORARY JEWISH TITHING CONCEPT

CORBAN AND FIRSTFRUIT-TITHING

MALACHI 3:10 HAS BEEN MISINTERPRETED; RNS

OPPOSITION TO TITHING GROWS; RNS

POEMS BY H. K. POWELL

PREACHERS SPEAK OUT FOR GRACE-GIVING ONLY

RICH PREACHERS WHO TEACH TITHING

SEARCHING FOR A GRACE-GIVING CHURCH

SIX MOST QUOTED PRO-TITHING LIES

TEXT INDEX FOR 2007 EDITION

THEOLOGICAL DOUBLE-TALK

TITHING PRINCIPLES FOR TITHE-TEACHING CHURCHES

WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE BACKLASH AGAINST TITHING

WALL STREET JOURNAL; RUSSELL EARL KELLY

WEB SITES WHICH DISCUSS THIS BOOK

WIDOW’S MITE NOT TITHING EXAMPLE

Related:

The Day that Tithing Ended — To Now Be Led By the Holy Spirit

[My Dream] Tithing? “No, it’s a Holy Spirit thing!!”

Many Pastors Still Teach Old Covenant, Pre-Pentecost Tithing—Not Spirit-Led Giving

Tithing or the Carriage Driver?

Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.: Where in the Bible Were Tithes Abolished?

Russell Kelly: REASONS TO OPPOSE N.T. TITHING

Russell Kelly: TITHERS’ MATTHEW 5:17 PROBLEM

Russell Kelly, Ph.D.: Reply to Jim Feeney, Ph.D. on Tithing

Rebuttal of Rick Warren on Tithing by Russell Earl Kelly

Rebuttal of Jack Hayford on Tithing by Russell Earl Kelly

Tithing or the Carriage Driver? [From the Let Us Be ONE prophecy]

Creflo Dollar: “Pay Tithes or get SHOT!”

David Bercot CD teaching: What The Early Christians Believed About Tithing and Fasting? “You might be surprised to know…”

Teaching tithing keeps the little (and the big) children from coming to Jesus where they can have life!

Baruch: “Not only is DECEPTION of the church possible, it was PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN!” — Jesus said “IN THE LAST DAYS THE MAJORITY WILL BE DECEIVED, take heed that it doesn’t happen to you” — “FALSE TEACHERS are actually SPEAKING SPELLS with the words of their FALSE DOCTRINES!”

All of my Tithing or Spirit-led posts