We have heard that "The Truth shall set you Free." Free of what? For one thing, free from the lies of false religion, false prophets, false brothers, false literature, and many "modern bible translations," etc. It's so hard to break away from family influence, inculcated church beliefs unfounded by the Traditions of Men-- rather than what the Bible actually says! Building on what I said in my last blog post-- finding out that a trusted family member is guilty of a sexual crime, a secret sin, by a teacher, coach, priest, or youth pastor, relative, etc. The Truth shall set you free, and all you have is to READ IT! But where do you start if you don't have any knowledge or training??
'When all else fails-- read the directions' I tell new Bible seekers to start reading their own copy of the Bible at the book of John, then Romans. Then just begin anew at the BEGINNING-- Genesis, and move forward! However, the Gospel, found in the 4 books: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and I feel that we need to understand the reason for us being here on earth is to, first: Know, understand and glorify/ magnify God's name,and praise Him always--confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. Number two: Share that great Kingdom News of the Gospel, source of Salvation, Christ being born of a virgin, dying on the cross to save us all from hell -- and therefore going to heaven, with the promise of going to heaven when we die-- or being taken up in the Rapture by Christ Jesus, ONLY IF we confess Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior.
The trick is that many false religions preach that we have to ADD something else to complete the 'deal', and that is forbidden. Revelation 22:18-19, speaks about God adding a plague to those who would add anything more to the Scriptures! Not one more word needs to be ADDED to the Word-- the Bible! Those who subtract or add ANYTHING to the pure Bible bring great harm upon themselves and others. Many of the newer translations are in this category-- and buying an inexpensive copy of the DEFINED KJV Bible will help them see the actual differences. See: biblefortoday.org -- I intend to go there right now after I say good night-- good bye.
Q. I have been a Christian for many years and I believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. However, due to a recent change in my personal circumstances, I have become addicted to a habit that I find impossible to overcome. This has plunged me into emotional and spiritual turmoil. For one [...]