Thou Shalt Not.Written by Rev.Anthony Smith
Have you ever read Ten Commandments and paused at words, “Thou Shalt Not?”I have read many an artical condemning Ministers for speaking out against, sin, unrighteousness, life styles contrary to Commandments of God and Christ, and believe it or not, these condemnations are coming not from unsaved but Christian. So I thought about scriptures and words “Thou Shalt Not?” Words have become a weapon for many who don't understand ”Thou Shalt Not of scripture, such as, “Love one another, Judge not that ye shall not be judged, God loves everyone, Jesus loves all man so let LIFESTYLES of those people be allright.I don't understand why Preachers use specific passages in Bible to make their point,Preachers are either Far Right or Far Left,We cant single out organizations because of what they believe and teach, people of alternate lifestyles can be Christians too.” Words,Words,Words. Many are using Word of God to justify unrighteousness of others, so lets see some words from God. Mark 7:13 Making word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Matthew 15:3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress commandment of God by your tradition? Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,......... Rom 2:19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of blind, a light of them which are in darkness, Rom 2:20 An instructor of foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast form of knowledge and of truth in law. Rom 2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Rom 2:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Rom 2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of law, through breaking law dishonourest thou God? Rom 2:24 For name of God is blasphemed among Gentiles through you, as it is written. Rom 2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep law: but if thou be a breaker of law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. Rom 2:26 Therefore if uncircumcision keep righteousness of law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision? Rom 2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil law, judge thee, who by letter and circumcision dost transgress law? Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in flesh: Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of heart, in spirit, and not in letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. Mat 22:38 This is first and great commandment. “Love Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” Mat 22:39 And second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Mat 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, “Thou shalt not.....”: Mat 19:18 ....... Jesus said, Thou shalt do no....., Thou shalt not......, Thou shalt not......, Thou shalt not......, Lets look a little closer at some of Gods Words. 1. Making word of God of none effect through your tradition. Have many Christians, as did Pharisies, become wrapped up in Traditions. Not looking into scripture any further that Crucification and Resurrection of Christ. Have they stopped at Salvation and Baptism and neglected Weightier matters of The Gospel of Christ. The Gospel of Jesus Christ does not stop at John. The Gospel of Jesus starts at Genesis and ends with Revelations. 2.which ye have delivered. Many Christians are making Mistake of allowing others, whom are lost, to live alternate lifestyles and alternate religions, without speaking out against unrighteousness and sinfulness of their choices, not trying to warn them of consequences of their actions. Mankind has right to make His own choice, weather to believe or not to believe in Gods word, but Jesus commanded us to warn them, not to keep silent or fight for them to remain lost. Thats right, I said, Fight for them to remain Lost.When Christians dictate to Ministers of God, what to preach and what not to Preach, we become Transgressers of Law of God. 3.transgress commandment of God What are Commandments of God, are they guidelines for Christians to live by or are they points that can be changed or debated among ourselves? We Cannot follow after Traditions of Man, we are only subject to Laws of Man that are Lawful to us, that do not deter us from worshiping God. Lets read a little from Isaiah. Isaiah 1:16-21 Wash you, make you clean; put away evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve oppressed, judge fatherless, plead for widow.
Death of an American,The Death of DeciencyWritten by Rev.Anthony Smith
Death of an American,The Death of Deciency
The Death of an American, The Death of Decency. The following is a quote from Arab network. “We were winning international sympathy because of what happened at Abu Ghraib, but they come and waist it all.” Five of Kuwait’s seven dailies published report with photographs on their front pages. The other two published brief reports. The Al-Siyassah daily ran two photos, including one with a masked militant holding up severed head. Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. John 16:2 They shall put you out of synagogues: yea, time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. Comment by Matthew Henry; Our Lord Jesus, by giving his disciples notice of trouble, designed that terror might not be a surprise to them. It is possible for those who are real enemies to God’s service, to pretend zeal for it. This does not lessen sin of persecutors; villainies will never be changed by putting name of God to them. As Jesus in his sufferings, so his followers in theirs should look to fulfilling of Scripture. He did not tell them sooner, because he was with them to teach, guide, and comfort them; they needed not then this promise of Holy Spirit’s presence. It will silence us to ask, whence troubles come? It will satisfy us to ask, whither go they? Jesus told us that we would come into parlous times, He knew that dangerous times would beset us and that many would be martyred for His name sake. An American Jew was murdered in Iraq, many more will follow. This is spirit of antichrist running Moslem world. These things will come to pass, take place and will become more numerous as time passes. As time of Jesus second appearance draws nearer, many more people will be beheaded. People, until this incident, couldn’t believe that others would actually behead another human being, now they know different. Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. In Galatians, The scripture tell us that people will and are doing things in name of God, that don’t even know Him. Hammas, Al-Quida and other terrorist organizations, know not God but are serving their father, which is Satan. These people have been deceived so tremendously, that they think they serve living God. Should there be anger in Christian world today over these types of incidents, lets look at scripture and here what Heavenly Father has to tell us, lets let Him answer that question. Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw souls of them that were beheaded for witness of Jesus, and for word of God, and which had not worshipped beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.