(vid) OUTRAGE WARNING – Evil Priest Performs Abusive Baptism

The Bible says: “*believe* and be baptized.” Babies can’t believe.

Children also are not accountable until they *can* believe — and then can knowingly and willingly follow Christ — overcoming sin by His grace — life in the Son.

Infant baptism gives people false hope that just because they were infant baptized they’re now going to heaven — without being truly born-again and without following Christ.

This isn’t right.

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My response to Michael Brown’s Article: ‘Why I Never Drink Alcohol’ — *Unbiblical prohibitions* cause people to stumble too

My response to Michael Brown’s Charisma Article: Why I Never Drink Alcohol, 9/19/2017

Teachers who say Christians should never drink alcohol are going beyond what the Bible says, prohibiting something the Bible does not prohibit. The Bible handles the subject differently, giving guidelines on how to be wise about how much to drink. Also, many studies show that drinking alcohol in moderation can be healthy, which relates to what Paul said to Timothy 2000 years ago, and as Michael said in the article: Jesus turned the water into wine.

Michael says:

“The lesson here is that we should put greater emphasis on helping weaker brothers and sisters than on enjoying our liberty.”

Michael derives this from a lesson that was about eating *food sacrificed to idols,* which the apostles concluded in Acts 15:20 was a sin — taboo. Michael then applies this to drinking alcohol, which is not in the Acts-15 list, implying we should be as he is, to not drink any alcohol at all.

The truth is we can also stumble others by calling something a sin that is not a sin, placing burdens on others that the Bible doesn’t place on them.

Paul’s elders’ qualifications:

Additionally, in Paul’s elders’ qualifications in both 1 Timothy and Titus, Paul does not prohibit overseers from drinking alcohol. Instead, he says leaders must not be “given to wine” (KJV) / “addicted to wine” (NASB).

An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate*, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine** or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. He must be one who manages his own household well….. And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. (1 Tim. 3:2-4, 7 NASB)

appoint elders in every city as I directed you, namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine**, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled***, holding fast the faithful word…. (Tit. 1:5-9 NASB)

* temperate from HELPS Word-studies:

Cognate: 3524 nēpháleos (an adjective, derived from 3525/nḗphō, “to be sober”) – properly, not intoxicated, free from negative influences (intoxicants); (figuratively) clear-minded; circumspect (“sober”), free from life-dominating influences.

** not addicted to wine (NASB) or given to wine (KJV), from Thayer’s Greek Lexicon:

STRONGS NT 3943: πάροινος

πάροινος, πάροινον, a later Greek word for the earlier παροίνιος (παρά (which see IV. 1) and οἶνος, one who sits long at his wine), given to wine, drunken: 1 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:7; (others give it the secondary sense, ‘quarrelsome over wine’; hence, brawling, abusive).

***self controlled from HELPS Word-studies

4998 sṓphrōn (from sōos, “sound, safe” and 5424 /phrḗn, “inner outlook” which regulates outward behavior) – properly, safe (sound) because moderated, referring to what is prudent because correctly (divinely) balanced (which is far more than being “the middle of the road”).

4998 /sṓphrōn (“acting in God’s definition of balance“) makes someone genuinely temperate, i.e. well-balanced from God’s perspective. True balance is not “one-size-fits-all” nor is it blandly static. Biblical moderation (4998 /sṓphrōn) describes “a man who does not command himself, but rather is commanded by God‘” (K. Wuest, Word Studies, 2, 46). This root (sōphro-, “soundness”) then reflects living in God-defined balance.

Why isn’t this mentioned anymore?:

Paul says in Galatians 5 that drunkenness will keep a person from inheriting the kingdom, and Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.”

The church needs to know that drunkenness is a salvation issue — a sin by which many are going to hell, including those who have been born-again.

The fear of the Lord is to help us keep from sinning. The fear of the Lord should be taught to help people decide how to treat alcohol.

True Christians are led by the Holy Spirit:

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Rom. 8:14).

The Holy Spirit will help us know what the balance is on many things, including alcohol, instead of teaching a prohibition that the Bible does not teach.

What the Bible really says about who goes to heaven needs to be again taught in the church, which I do here:

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *NO CONDEMNATION* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”

 

Real Christianity: Jesus said, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. … whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it”

Mt. 16:24: Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and forfeits his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life? 27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will render to everyone according to his deeds.

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(3 min video) No Such Thing As Lukewarm Christians | Francis Chan

I wrote these comments:

Jesus spoke to me in a dream that I was in danger of going to hell *merely* for lusting while watching TV. I then did a careful study, and write what the NT really says here, which includes my dream:

“Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT”

“Not everyone who SAYS to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who DOES the will of my Father who is in heaven.” – Jesus in Mt. 7:21

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[Lust Freedom!] LET’S OVERCOME TOGETHER To Be FREE!!! – “Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him.”

Let’s all overcome together!!!

Forgive and be FREE!

Life in the Son

Determine today to be free!

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“Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him. – James 1:12 (KJV)

 

(4 min audio) Francis Chan: Paul’s Life Makes Sense in Light of Hell – “People are beating him up, spitting on him, stoning him, whipping him… but he wasn’t going to stop”

Francis Chan, transcribed by me:

“When I look at Paul’s life, and he goes around telling everyone he can — people are beating him up, spitting on him, stoning him, whipping him, whatever, but he wasn’t going to stop. I look at that, I go: ‘see, but that makes sense.’ Don’t you look at his life and go: ‘in light of hell, his life makes sense.’ Right? And that’s what bugs me. His life makes sense, because if I really believed in a literal hell….”

One person commented:

Chan was talking about Penn of Penn and Teller, I believe. Ive seen where someone from Way of the Master talked to Penn and that was his response, about how much do you hate someone not to tell them about hell.

Paul “always having a conscience void of offense toward God and men(Acts 24:16) also makes sense in light of hell. His conscience needed to be clear for his own salvation, as well as to be qualified to lead others.

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Francis Chan – Jesus warned the world about hell Sermon jam

Published on Feb 4, 2017