Here, IMHO, is one of the reasons why the majority of the world simply cannot [and in many cases, "WILL NOT"] understand THE Bible, and Jesus' words, and the divine WARNING that only His Followers --- 'Real Christians' CAN see. BTW, the Holy Spirit is FREE, can be had forever, just for the asking, if you are honest and sincere.... but most people on Earth just don't want it. I was young, stupid and ignorant for a while too.... and some folks say that 'God must have loved ME so much!!' Well, I am NOT going to hide my "gifts" under a blanket or bushel basket!
Key: If you read the following scriptures slowly, and then read them again --2nd time, but ASK for the Holy Spirit FIRST, before you ever start reading, seriously, things will all fall/ come together for you !!
As I said before [many times], according to Paul, 'the Wisdom of the World is foolishness with God.' Every stinking day that we read the papers, watch TV, radio or PC, we get another dose of: "Why isn't Obama and the Congress doing this, that or the other thing, ruining our great country, etc, etc. ? ?" And the answers defy all LOGIC! Why are we starting yet ANOTHER war ? Where is the money coming from....duh? Why are people, the Gov't, etc., getting away with all their lying, murder and crimes ?? Readers of the Bible see only too clearly, that God is allowing us to make fools of ourselves, and destroying our country, throwing Jesus Christ under the bus, etc. Christians are already being persecuted right here in the USA... and all over the world. Our own cities are looking like Sodom and Gomorrah now days, and abortion is all over. This is not the time to worry and wring our hands, or cower in the basement. This is the time to write, email, post, call your neighbors and relatives [if you can] about Bible Prophecy and ISRAEL being the most important State/ Country on Earth --- with the USA FALLING INTO A 3RD WORLD STATE OF MIND, crushed, bankrupt in every meaning of the term. 'You ain't seen nothin' yet !'
Pertaining to that block of John, quoted for you all... John 14:16, the Greek word "Parakletos" means: 'one called alongside to help.' Translated: "advocate." ---the Holy Spirit the believer's indwelling Paraclete to help his ignorance and infirmity, and make intercession. Romans 8:26, 27. Acts 2:4, etc. The Holy Spirit is a PERSON, not "God's active life force" -- like the JW's try to tell you.... And without the Holy Spirit, a human cannot really understand God's Word, the Bible.
Please forgive me for using the NASB in this instance, but I only wanted things to be simpler to read in modern day English.
So! When folks tell you that they "believe in God," or that they are "Christian" while committing abortion and practicing homosexual acts, sometimes you just got to wonder..... as Jesus said: "if you love Me, you will keep MY COMMANDMENTS." OK, What commandments? Guess what? The only place you will find them is in the KJV BIBLE ! ! ! How can we know the rules of joining some club or org. if we don't have the paper listing those rules? We have rules at work, rules at play [football, etc.], No smoking in restaurants, or Gov't buildings, rules for getting your driver's license, etc.
And if a Christian breaks a rule of Jesus -- he/ she can repent, apologize, and move on! That is why Jesus had to die on the cross-- for the forgiveness of our sins! Real Christian still sin, still very imperfect, but they show signs of getting better, following Christ, as their Leader, Master, Anointed One, Son of God the Father.
My dear wife and I practice the scripture that I carved into wood, "Iron sharpens Iron" ~ Proverbs 27: 17. We sharpen each other... in a nice, gentle, respectful way. I ask her to let me know when I am acting like JERK !!! lol..SMILE. And she does just that. Although 'love covers a multitude of sins' we still always want to improve.
And I thought a close statement to my last quote was interesting...."Hell and destruction are never full: so the eyes of man are never satisfied." --Proverbs 27:20. So, there is plenty of room in Hell, if people just want to remain prideful, arrogant, God-haters, Bible-haters, totally immoral with no intention of ever changing, etc. I would much rather be in Heaven, WITHOUT THE CONSTANT PAIN and MISERY ! Because... we Disabled combat Vietnam Veterans have already been to hell. [Other combat Vets too..].
Have a great day!
15 "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
16 "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever ; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. 18 "I will not leave you as orphans ; I will come to you. 19 "After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20 "In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. 21 "He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him." 22 Judas (not Iscariot ) said to Him, "Lord, what then has happened that You are going to disclose Yourself to us and not to the world ?" 23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word ; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words ; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me. 25 "These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. 27 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. 28 "You heard that I said to you, 'I go away, and I will come to you.' If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 "Now I have told you before it happens, so that when it happens, you may believe. 30 "I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;
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