May 31, 2014

The ONLY WAY to Salvation


Jesus Christ is the son of God and that trust in His death and resurrection is the ONLY WAY to salvation and eternal life.

The Holy Bible Is Not A Bag Of Trail Mix



The Holy Bible
This Is Not A 
Bag Of Trail Mix
You Can't Just Pick
Out The Pieces You Like
And Ignore The Rest

For the Director of Music

Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the timbrel, play the melodious harp and lyre.

Psalm 81:1-2

May 30, 2014

Attention Legalistic Snakes!


You are a snake in the grass! You are a blind guide, a fool, and a hypocrite. God has hardened your heart because you are a stubborn viper’s ass! The Word is right in front of you and you are incapable of comprehending it. You know what Jesus had to say about that? He said, “Woe to you!”

Hello, narcissist! It’s not about you! You are not the Savior of the world. Jesus said, “It is finished.” He already took care of it. You cannot accomplish anything without the love of Christ in that stone heart of yours. You didn’t do it, you aren’t capable of it, it’s NOT. About. You.

Guess what friend, you are POWERLESS. Satan has already been defeated and you sound like a blind fool who doesn’t know how to think for yourself. The Word is clear that people like you are self-condemned. Do you know what that means? Your thinking is warped!

Without saving faith in the Blood of Christ you can baptize yourself and pretend to drink of the cup each and every time you meet and it is for nothing! Do you know why? Because getting dunked, sprinkled, or rained on AND/OR drinking wine, grapefruit juice, OR whatever beverage you choose will NOT save you!!

Jesus’ Blood was poured out and you make a mockery of it with your religiosity! Who do you think you are? You are NOT God! God doesn’t receive us because of our own efforts. It’s NOT about you. It’s not about me. It’s about HIM! To all you “Church of Christ” commentators who enjoy bashing people upside their heads with your King James Bible you can check yourself at the door. You are the epitome of what it means to be a part of a CULT.

This is my blog. This is MY personal online journey through the bible and you are NOT welcome here! You are not going to save me! Jesus already did that!! I put my faith and trust in HIM alone. You have NOTHING to do with it.

If I were you, I’d be shaking in my boots right now. You ought to be very afraid of what will happen to you due to your faithlessness and lack of trust in the Blood of Christ that was poured out for ALL.

Shame on you for putting yourself on a pedestal and acting a fool—do you not realize God sees you? He sees us ALL.

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me. Jesus had to contend with idiots back then and we have to contend with them in this day and age. It is what it is.

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Whoever Believes

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

John 3:18

May 29, 2014

Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North



So you thought you had to keep this up
All the work that you do
So we think that you're good
And you can't believe it's not enough
All the walls you built up
Are just glass on the outside

So let 'em fall down
There's freedom waiting in the sound
When you let your walls fall to the ground
We're here now

This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you're broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark

Afraid to let your secrets out
Everything that you hide
Can come crashing through the door now
But too scared to face all your fear
So you hide but you find
That the shame won't disappear

So let it fall down
There's freedom waiting in the sound
When you let your walls fall to the ground
We're here now
We're here now, oh

This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you're broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark

Sparks will fly as grace collides
With the dark inside of us
So please don't fight
This coming light
Let this blood come cover us
His blood can cover us

This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you're broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark

Saved in Order to Do Good

Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.

Titus 3:1-11

May 26, 2014

May 25, 2014

God Is In Charge

God is in charge. We are not in charge. Who are you to talk back to God? We must place ourselves under God. God is King! He is Holy, Loving, Just, and Merciful. His sovereignty is Good. God is absolutely sovereign. And we are totally engaged.

May 24, 2014

When Troubles Come

. . . when troubles come . . . sing his praises with much joy.

–Psalm 27:5,6 (TLB)

Above Yourselves

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 12:10

Those Who Speak Rashly

Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

Proverbs 13:3

May 23, 2014

Redemption that came by Christ Jesus

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:23-24

May 21, 2014

Jesus said, "It is finished."


"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27

Then they asked him, "What must we do TO DO THE WORKS GOD REQUIRES?" Jesus answered, "THE WORK OF GOD IS THIS: TO BELIEVE IN THE ONE HE HAS SENT." John 6:28-29

When Jesus saw their FAITH, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven." Mark 2:5

"Go," said Jesus, "your FAITH has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. Mark 10:52

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Jesus answered him, "I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE." Luke 23:39-43

Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and BELIEVES him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." John 5:24

Then they asked him, "What must we do TO DO THE WORKS GOD REQUIRES?" Jesus answered, "THE WORK OF GOD IS THIS: TO BELIEVE IN THE ONE HE HAS SENT." John 6:28-29

Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will NEVER go hungry, and he who BELIEVES IN ME will NEVER be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I WILL NEVER DRIVE AWAY. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. AND THIS IS THE WILL OF HIM WHO SENT ME, that I shall lose NONE of ALL THAT HE HAS GIVEN ME, but RAISE THEM UP at the last day. For my Father's will is that EVERYONE WHO LOOKS TO THE SON AND BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE, AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY." John 6:35-40

"I tell you the truth, he who BELIEVES has everlasting life." John 6:47

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who BELIEVES IN ME will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and BELIEVES IN ME will never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25-26 "Yes, Lord," she told him, "I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE THE CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, who was to come into the world." John 11:27

The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, "Sirs, WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?" They replied, "BELIEVE IN THE LORD JESUS, AND YOU WILL BE SAVED-you and your household." Acts 16:29-31

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES; first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness THAT IS BY FAITH from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will LIVE BY FAITH." Romans 1:16-17

But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST to ALL WHO BELIEVE. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are JUSTIFIED FREELY by HIS GRACE through THE REDEMPTION that came by CHRIST JESUS. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished-he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those WHO HAVE FAITH IN JESUS. Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, BUT ON THAT OF FAITH. For we maintain that a man is justified BY FAITH apart from observing the law. Is god the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised BY FAITH and the uncircumcised THROUGH THAT SAME FAITH. Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law. Romans 3:21-31 (RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH FAITH is the name of that section!)

Since we have now been justified BY HIS BLOOD, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath THROUGH HIM! For if, when we were God's enemies, WE WERE RECONCILED TO HIM THROUGH THE DEATH OF HIS SON, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved THROUGH HIS LIFE! Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, THROUGH whom we have now received RECONCILIATION. Romans 5:9-11

Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES. Romans 10:4

But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and IN YOUR HEART," that is, THE WORD OF FAITH we are proclaiming; That if you CONFESS with your mouth, "JESUS IS LORD," and BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART that God raised him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED. For it is with your HEART that you BELIEVE and ARE JUSTIFIED, and it is with your MOUTH that you CONFESS and ARE SAVED. As the Scripture says, "ANYONE WHO TRUSTS IN HIM WILL NEVER BE PUT TO SHAME" For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile-the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses ALL WHO CALL ON HIM, for, "EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED." Romans 10:8-13

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I LIVE BY FAITH IN THE SON OF GOD, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!" Romans 2:20-21

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is BY GRACE you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms IN CHRIST JESUS, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches OF HIS GRACE, expressed in his kindness to us IN CHRIST JESUS. For it is BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED, through FAITH-and this NOT FROM YOURSELVES, it is the GIFT OF GOD-NOT BY WORKS, so that NO ONE can BOAST. For we are God's workmanship, created IN CHRIST JESUS to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:4-10

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them RUBBISH, that I may gain Christ and be found IN HIM, NOT HAVING A RIGHTEOUSNESS of MY OWN that comes from the law, but that which is THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST-the righteousness that comes FROM GOD and IS BY FAITH. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:7-11 (NO CONFIDENCE IN THE FLESH is the name of that section!)

See to it that NO ONE takes you captive through HOLLOW and DECEPTIVE philosophy, which depends on HUMAN TRADITION and the basic PRINCIPLES OF THIS WORLD rather than ON CHRIST. Colossians 2:8

(Because it's worth repeating) "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27

Your Salvation is God's Gift


God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift. It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it. God made us. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good things. Long ago God prepared them for us to do.

(Ephesians 2:8-10)

May 17, 2014

Your Help Gives Hope!


My daughter and I are walking to help raise money for mental illnesses as we know families who have been personally affected. It would mean the world to me if you could donate a little something to this important cause. You can click the link to make a donation. Please share this post to help spread the word. Your help gives hope! Thank You!

May 8, 2014

May 4, 2014

Lean not on your own understanding

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

May 2, 2014

Fools

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Proverbs 17:28

May 1, 2014

Prudent Or Simple?

The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

Proverbs 27:12