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By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess


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DECEMBER 2003
SUBJECT: USE THIS FOR THE WORK OF GOD.

FROM:  MRS. ELIZABETH

Brethren,
Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am former Mrs .............., now Mrs Elizabeth......, a widow to Late Sheik......, I am 62years old, I am now a new Christian convert, suffering from long time cancer of the breast. From all indications,my condition is really deteriorating and is quite obvious that I may not live more than six months, because the cancer stage has gotten to a very severe stage.

My late husband was killed during the Gulf war, and during the period of our marriage we had a son who was also killed in a cold blood during the Gulf war. My late husband was very wealthy and after his death, I inherited
all his business and wealth. My personal physician told me that I may not live for more than six months and I am so scared about this. So, I now decided to divide part of this wealth, by contributing to the development of evangelism in Africa, America, Europe and Asian Countries. This mission which will no doubt be tasking had made me to recently relocated to Nigeria, Africa where I live presently. I selected your church after visiting the website for this purpose and prayed overit, I am willing to donate the sum of $2,000,000.00 MILION US Dollars to your Church/Ministry via you for the development of evangelism and also as aids for the less privileged around you.

Please note that, this fund is lying in a Safe Keeping in my country (U.A.E)and the company has branches, therefore my lawyer will file an immediate application for the transfer of the money in the name of your ministry. Please, do not reply me if you have the intention of using this funds for personal use other than enhancement of evangelism.

Lastly, I want you/your ministry to be praying fo me as regards my entire life and my health because I have come to find out since my spritual birth lately that wealth acquisition without Jesus Christin one's life is vanity upon vanity. If you have to die says the Lord, keep fit and I will give you the crown of life.

May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you. I await your urgent reply

Yours in Christ,
Mrs Elizabeth
Zaria, Nigeria.

DEAR SISTER, MRS. ELIZABETH:

To a Christian, there is no fear in life or death.  You cannot go (die) until the Lord says so, and then it's fast.  "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord". (2 Cor. 5:8) - KJAV.
Mrs. Elizabeth ......, the Holy Spirit has been the Head of all evangelism in the world since Pentecost and He doesn't need our help, because He is the Head of the body of Christ and He adds to His church daily.

On my web site I have an article on "Death" (Chapter 7), and "The Holy Spirit" (Chapter 3), please read both of them.  My sister in Christ, you cannot buy your way to heaven, your blessing is from the Lord, use it wisely.

Now, I need no money, my stewardship is from the Holy Spirit and it is free, all I have is given freely; the Word, bibles, advice, etc., and the Lord meets my needs daily.  I'm 73 and waiting to be with Jesus.  I'm retired on Social Security which takes care of us until the Lord calls me home, and I'm anxiously waiting for that moment as I remain in His service as a teacher of His Word.

Mrs. ....., you don't need prayers if you are saved, you have something better - FAITH, love and salvation in Christ, and He gave to you freely as He gave to me freely and to all who seek Him.  You can talk to the Lord in prayer yourself.  If you have Christ in your heart you have a far better wealth, SALVATION IN CHRIST, not the wealth of money or things of this world, but salvation which you can take with you when He calls you home to be with Him!

Your money that you wanted to send will not save anyone, and the Holy Spirit knows all who are going to be with Jesus, so don't worry about them, for all who are going, and are in the Book of Life, shall be there with Him for all eternity, and it's free.
Mrs...... , enjoy your blessing, do as you will, it is your blessing and not the devils.  Be careful of the flesh, you can't help all those in the world.  The wrath of God is coming soon, and they, religions and money changers, shall all pay for their sins.

My bank is in heaven, no one can touch it.  My streets in heaven are paved in pure gold as yours also will be when you arrive to meet your Savior.  Do not waver, ask all things in faith, and have no fear.  Let your heart guide you in love, and always let the Holy Spirit guide you in FAITH!  For through your faith and patience you have inherited His promise - "…he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also…If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.  And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life"  - I John 2:23-25.  We shall meet one day in heaven!

A teacher of the Word, Jesus Christ
Raymond

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SUBJECT: An example for all disciples...

FROM: LINDA

Dear Brother Raymond,

I have written before, but this was long before I had read most (yes most) of your site.  I have been augmenting my spiritual growth by reading your responses to others and your articles, which has completely changed my path.  By that I mean, I finally know what I am doing as a follower of Christ.  I am still learning many of the basics, but by doing my own research as you often recommend to others, I have found that what you are teaching is, in fact, the truth according to the Word.

Sometimes, I come across an individual who attacks you based on one article or one statement you may have made.  I wish that I could just scream out that it is all in the Word, look it up!   Some of the these folks are not doing their own studying.  If they did, they would know you because they would be seeing and understanding through the Holy Spirit.   I have to say thank you for sharing with us what you have learned over your 30+ year spiritual walk and for your humble approach to teaching, warning, and rebuking out of concern and love for all people.    I remember the first time I came across your site, I stayed up way too late (into the morning hours) reading and marveling at how you always maintained a consistency toward others whether they were kind or cruel.  You say things that all 'true believers' should have the courage to say in similar situations.  Since you are an elder in the Body of Christ, I figuratively, sit and listen while you teach.  I have learned so much.  Some of the most important things I have walked away with are that salvation is not a 'one-time' deal that is locked in, that my place as a wife and mother are described by Christ himself, that living Christ everyday means more than I ever knew, and that my being a true believer means that I have a new family; a spiritual family.

Since my father died while I was yet a teenager and my mother had left us while we were very young children, I grew up to become a broken person stuggling to find my way in this world.  I made so many wrong moves, lived such sin, and hurt so many that I never thought that I would ever be worthy of God.   Over the years I had "accepted Jesus" but I never understood what it meant.  I had always had the yearning for Him but I could never seem to do the right thing.  I went to churches but always walked away just as empty as when I got there.  I would go to bible studies, read scriptures, but still didn't have that real sense of 'knowing'.  It wasn't until just a couple of years ago that I finally got the true zeal, hunger, and yearning that was equally matched with more and more understanding.  I kept thinking that it would pass (I was afraid it would) and that I would just give up again.  But it never subsided.   I have my bad days when my brokenness seems to cause me problems but I am learning to take it all to Him.  I have tried all of man's ways and, as you well know, none of those things work.    I know I still have some deep hurts but they are slowly beginning to heal.  The reason I said any of this is because that difference was the Holy Spirit.  All that time I was working on my own but now I don't. I know I don't.   There is finally that sweet sense of knowing that can only come from the Holy Spirit.

Brother Raymond, thank you, again, for all you do teach us.  I am deeply grateful for every hour you spend typing what the Holy Spirit has shown you.  You are a great example for the rest of His disciples.   I have followed your advice and went to the Word to learn what you were teaching in your writings.  Sure enough, it is all there.  What a joy.  For the first time in my life I can honestly say I have contentment in my heart.

In Christ,
Linda

DEAR LINDA, SISTER IN CHRIST:

The Lord has blessed me again, with you!  As my new sister in Christ, you have warmed my heart.  Isn't the Holy Spirit good to us?  The Spirit is always at work, showing us what Christ has done in our lives.  He is truly my Lord as is the Father, Son and Spirit, and they agree.  Again, the Word is true (I John 5:7).

As in your life, change has happened when God's purposes are revealed by a work of the Spirit.  It is the Holy Spirit that has given you the gifts of wisdom, understanding and insight.  How?  By and through Scripture, His Word.  Our own "works" always end in failure and suffering, demonstrating our weakness, then we come to the final end of "self" and call out to our Father of Compassion. Then God gives us His strength and ability to overcome, causing us to love Him and trust Him more and more. (Galatians 3:11).

Linda, we all have had those "bad days", but we must always understand that our failures and weakness are no match for His gift of grace and love that He has bestowed upon us.  "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."  (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).  Our "own works" always end in failure and suffering, which usually demonstrates our own weakness, then we come to the final end of "self".  Once this happens, we are able, by the Holy Spirit, to gain His (Jesus Christ) strength and ability to overcome, causing us to love Him and trust Him more and more, for His grace is truly sufficient.

I see by what you wrote, you already have that understanding.  Now, you are learning why I LOVE ALL of the Word - it gave me a new life and spiritual understanding, just as it has done for you.

Linda, keep it up and stay in His Word.  I'm here for you whenever or whatever - for we are truly family (DNA) in Jesus Christ.  See you soon in heaven, forever with our Savior!

In Christ love, your brother,
Raymond

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SUBJECT: Check out Pepsi World - False Rumor Alert

FROM:  JOHN

Click here: Pepsi World - False Rumor Alert

HI BROTHER JOHN:

I had Norma search out this Pepsi Alert e-mail, stating about "Pledge of Allegiance", left out "Under God" on the cans - well it wasn't done on Pepsi cans, but on Dr. Pepper cans which are not manufactured by Pepsi (Read statement above from the Pepsi site).  Tell those who passed this info on to check these things out before passing on to anyone.

John, not that these Forward Alert Emails make any difference in what you, I, or any true Christian believes.  Because when I see things like this, I always ask the question, to which "god" are they referring to - for there are many different "gods" out there, not everyone believes in the same God.  The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans had a variety of gods, some were even based on nature.  Of those who served such 'gods', Paul wrote, "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.  Amen." (Rom. 1:25)  Even, the Mormons today aren't much different, they teach that their 'god' was once human like us and that they, as humans, have the potential to become 'gods themselves, obtaining their own planets. There's the Muslim, Islamic, Hindu, Catholic, Mormon, and Jewish 'god'...all have a different 'god', yet some of these come together and claim to pray to the same 'god'.  That is impossible, they all have different beliefs in a different 'god'.

John, I know you can see that there's so much of this stuff going on today, where people say: "We all believe in the same God"...then we have to tell them, no, we do not all believe in the same God.  Most of these 'gods' are manmade gods, conceived in the minds of men and who exist and reign only in the mind of those who are deceived.

You and I believe: "....there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom ae all things, and we by him."  (I Cor. 8:7).

Many blessings to you brother John,
In Christ Jesus,
Raymond

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SUBJECT: hello

FROM:  ANDY

I am a new Christain, and I have been plauged by problems with what I now know is caused by a demon. I have confronted the demon and for two nights tried to rebuke it in the name of Jesus Christ. Its behavior has changed and the first night it scared me very much with images and speaking loudly in my ear. The second night it did somthing weird to my head, it felt like a birds wings flapping on it. Since I moved out of my house in 1999 I have moved 11 times because I have thought that people were after me, talking about me, harrassing me. It caused me to interact strangly with people, complain about neighbors and move away time and time again. My cousin became a Minister while he was away and moved in with me last year to a complex. He has councled me and taught me much. He also witnessed me being very parinoid and constantly complainging about the people waking me up and speaking and yelling to me. I moved out of my room and into the living room because "people above my room" harrased me too much. It started in the living room almost right away, but the voices were different, I thought it was the woman living above that part of the apartment. I thought someone was banging on the air conditiner that I was sleeping under (to block out the sounds) and I set up a video camera pointing outside the window. I viewd the whole tape and somthing had picked up the camera pulled it away and then set it down again. My cousin did not even know I had bought a camera and nobody else was in the apartment. not only that, but to get to it you would have had ot step right on me. The next night, when I was sitting on my matt, and I saw a black thing woosh by me.  My cousin kept telling me to think about it, he would say "how can you hear the neighbors above when your sleeping under an air conditioner on high, wearing ear plugs and through the floor?" yeah, i thought.... anyway.... demons are real, and they pray on your fears.  Do you have any advice for me? My father and cousin have told me to belive in my heart that Jesus can save me and through his name I can drive this demon or demons away. I have tried, by my faith is weak. I need to learn more, I have yet to read many things in the Bible. I also have some doubts over certian things in Genisis. This demon has responded to my awarness and attempts to make it leave, I will try again and again. Tonight is the third night.

Thanks for any bit of advice

DEAR ANDY

Get yourself the "King James Authorized Version" Bible Tapes, New Testament only by Alexander Scourby, who is very good at speaking the Bible on these tapes.  Play these tapes when you are in the house or when you are in the car.  You can use ear phones in the house so the sound will not disturb the neighbors, and you can listen to them to put you to sleep at night.  If you have had a problem reading the Bible, then by listening to the Word of God via tapes, the Word is getting in and you are hearing it.

Andy, if you know Jesus in your heart, no demon or man can harm you!  Now, believe it! It's up to you to make a total commitment to Jesus Christ.  If you have not made a total commitment, and you are not studying His Word, of course your faith will be weak.

Satan tries to get at me all the time, but he can't have me, I belong to the Lord Jesus Christ.  I want you to go to the Bible Scripture, Revelation 20:10 and remember it when Satan comes at you:  "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever."  Satan doesn't like this Scripture…and continue rebuking Satan, he will flea.  I always say, "get thee behind me, Satan, in the Name of Jesus Christ" and repeat Revelation 20:10…telling him he is 'going in the lake of fire and will be tormented day and night forever'.

Andy, remember what Jesus did for you, and that you are saved by asking Him for forgiveness from your sins.  If you are willing to repent and turn away from your sin, He is waiting to forgive you.  You need to look at your life.  Have you turned away from your sin and repented of it?  Have you admitted that you are a sinner?  You have to turn away from your sin, which is what "repent" means, asking the Lord Jesus Who died for you to forgive you.  True Christianity is not about going to a particular church or belonging to a certain denomination, not a church membership, not sacraments, not baptism, not even good works.  Being Christian means that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, that He is your Saviour.  It's not good enough that your cousin is a minister or your parents, relatives or friends know Jesus, you must know Him for yourself.  They cannot believe in Him for you, you must believe for yourself.  They can't even repent for you, you must repent for yourself.

Put your foot down with Satan and know that you have power over him through Jesus Christ by His spirit, and use it according to His Word.  Remember, if you have already accepted Jesus in your heart and have repented and you are now living for Jesus Christ, then you are on the right road.  But, you must study the Word to show yourself approved.  The Word says so, not me.  And, stay in the Word … remembering: Satan is behind all sin (I John 3:8), he works chiefly through deception (Rev. 20:10), however, Satan can be resisted (Matthew 4:1-11) just as your Dad quoted to you: James 4:7 - "Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."  Satan often uses humans, he works through false teachers who appear to the uninformed as "ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Cor. 11:13-15).

Andy, as Jesus told us in His Word -- "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31-32.  Read the Word Andy, and continue in His Word, then you are His disciple, and you will know the truth and it (truth) shall make you free.  Free of Satan!  Jesus prayed, "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:17).  So be aware Andy, put in all the armor of God, beginning with the truth - "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth…" (Ephes. 6:14).  The light of truth (His Word) is the only valid weapon against the darkness of deception.  Remember, all negative thoughts are lies from Satan.  It's either yeah or nay!  You have the power through Jesus Christ to rebuke Satan and get rid of evil and negative thoughts.  Perhaps all this time you just haven't really believed that you had power over Satan, or committed the problem to Jesus Christ, well believe it with your heart and fight back - Satan will leave!

If you have any more questions Andy, please write again.  Write anyway and let me know how you are doing!  I truly care and I'm here for you.

In Jesus Christ, through His precious blood,
Raymond
My site: http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

ANDY'S RESPONSE

Subj: Re: hello

Hi, thanks for writing back.

Things have been better, I have not been harrased by the demon since those two last days that were direct attacks against me.
It has been a truly awakening experince for me (in more ways than one). I have experinced real proof that there is indeed a spiritual world right here and now. I am a stubborn  person and consider myself to be a realistic thinker. God has, in his wisdom allowed this to happen to me. All things are worked for good, its wonderfull. I just have to remember that its a daily battle with evil.

DEAR ANDY

Praise Jesus!  Yes, "...all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28).  It truly is a daily battle!  Keep on persevering and overcoming.  It is the Holy Spirit Who shall be there with you!  "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breatplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:" (Ephes. 6:11-17)

The Lord Bless you!
In Christ,
Raymond
http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

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SUBJECT: Internet radio

FROM:  ROY

Hi Raymond,
     If I don't talk to you again before Christmas, I wish you and your love ones well. Mom passed away in July so the season has been sad for me. I  have three grandchildren, a Son, Alan and that's all the family  I have, but I am very thankful for that.  I am thankful that I can write, sing. produce and record my music.   I have made some gospel cds and a couple of patriotic albums, "Songs Of Faith",  "The Back Door"  "If Anybody Calls My Name" "Once Upon A Time In Babylon", "After He Knew Eve" "The Day The Sky Fell",  "We Praise You America" and other secular country pop/ pop albums. My son created the radio station for me.  Attached is his family.

I wish you well

P.S.
I am 63 as of Sept 30 past.  I was  a school principal  but had to get out of the sustem because I have chronic vertigo.   That was in 84.   I  don't get to to music with the vigor that I wish.  i just sit in a chair and play guitar and keyboard these days. Standing up is out of the question.

DEAR ROY:

Thank you for writing!  I still have to say: get out of the carnal (things of the world)…think Spirit, Jesus and His world -- Spirit of Heaven and a spiritual family.  Forget the patriotic and gospel songs - for this world is on its way to hell!  Live Jesus Christ, not the songs of the flesh.  Praise the Lord with your voice when you speak and tell of Jesus as a Witness of His Word.

I keep no days of man - none!  Religious holidays are man made, including Xmas.
In Christ,  Raymond
http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

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SUBJECT: I agree to a point then I draw the line.

FROM:  GOMEZ

Is this not of our LORDS WORD?

John 3/3: Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4: Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5: Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

You cannot add nor take away from the word of GOD. You have taken away these 59 versus which talk about Baptizeing.
Raymond Laginess - your works are in vain if you Love His word but take away from it.

Rv 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

DEAR GOMEZ:

All of the above Scripture, John 3:3-5 is the Word of God which I love….and I agree with it.  I have not added to it, nor taken away from it.  In John 3:3-5, Jesus is teaching Nicodemus the necessity of regeneration or spiritual vision, by defining salvation as rebirth, where all men are born once into the flesh (the physical birth), in order to see the kingdom of God, they must experience the second birth- that is the birth of the spirit, our salvation.

My friend, are you telling me that there are other conditions for salvation, and that "water baptism" which is a "works", is necessary for salvation?  Why didn't you complete the Scripture above in John 3, where Jesus Christ told Nicodemus: "That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:15-16).  Read it all to see the truth, stop picking out one verse here and one verse there to prove a point, just like you have done!  That is what "religion" has done to people!  Why not study to show yourself approved.  Believe nothing of man (not even me) or religion, just read the Word and study it to show yourself approved, as the Word says to do.

Gomez, it's very clear that the teaching of the New Testament is that it is faith and faith ALONE that saves.  The Word stresses that a person is saved by grace through faith and that salvation is a gift of God, freely given, when one believes in Jesus Christ for their salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9).

My friend, who is it that has everlasting life, according to John 6:47?  I'll answer that one - "He who BELIEVES on Christ."  And, if you HAVE everlasting life by trusting in Jesus Christ as your Saviour, what more do you need?"  NOTHING!!!!  NOT religion, denominations, cults, baptism, sacraments, rituals, church attendance, tithing, NOTHING ELSE!

Many churches (Roman Catholic, Church of Christ, some Lutheran, and some Baptist ) teach that a person must be water baptized or he cannot be saved.  Why don't they read ALL the Word to see the truth.  I am going to tag the Scripture you have given me and show what each baptism means according to the Holy Spirit.

Mt 3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.  (Baptism in water by JOHN before Jesus - THIS IS JOHN DOING THE BAPTIZING: BAPTISM OF REPENTANCE - NOW PAUL ASKED A GROUP OF EPHESIAN BELIEVERS IN ACTS 19: 3-5: "…Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism (WATER BAPTISM). Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus." NOT WATER, BUT SPIRITUAL BAPTISM UNTO CHRIST JESUS. JOHN BAPTIZED BY WATER OF REPENTANCE; BUT WATER BAPTISM WAS SOON RENDERED OBSOLETE BY THE NEW COVENANT BAPTISM INTRODUCED BY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.  WATER BAPTISM SERVED ITS PURPOSE BY PAVING THE WAY FOR THE FIRST COMING OF CHRIST, AND THE BEGINNING OF HIS MINISTRY.

Mt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: (Baptism in Water by JOHN, where John the Baptist, differentiating between his baptism and Christ's baptism of the Holy Ghost - also see Mark 1:8)

Mt 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
Mt 3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
Mt 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: (Again, John baptizing in water, submitted to Jesus and baptized Him…you left out Mt. 3:11-12 (very important):  "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." - Remember, when Jesus was baptized by John, it was not the Baptism of Repentance as the Jews had received from John - here, the heavens were opened to Jesus and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Him.  That Spirit of God is the same Spirit that we receive by believing on Jesus Christ which gives us the power and zeal to be a witness/disciple for HIM.)

Mt 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
Mt 20:23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

Gomez, again, you left out important parts of the scripture - Here Jesus is speaking to the mother of Zebedee's children, but she is a very protective mother who has ambitions for her sons,  "…desiring a certain thing of him: And he said unto her; What wilt thou?  She saith unto him; Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom." (Mt. 20:20-21 - now see above in blue).    Very important here!  Understand that God's spirit is referring to one thing here - and it is to be born again, to be born of the Spirit. No one will see the Kingdom of God unless they are born again.

Jesus spoke to the young men, Zebedee's children, and asked them, "Are you able to drink the cup that I shall drink of,  and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" Again, they probably did not fully understand what he was talking about, and like their mother they were probably also thinking in literal terms about a literal cup and a literal baptism.  But here, Jesus was talking about the cup of his suffering that he prayed to God about in the Garden of Gethsemane (Mt. 26:39). He was talking about the cup of his death that he explained to the apostles about at Passover.

When Jesus was talking about his baptism, Zebedee's two sons were probably thinking about his baptism with water at the hands of John the Baptist. They had already followed their Lord into water baptism. But Jesus was talking here about a different form of baptism. He was talking about a baptism of blood. He was talking about a baptism of suffering and death. He was talking about them picking up their cross and following him, if they were to be his disciples.  These two sons didn't know that. Just as much as those who believe that baptism saves, do not know what Jesus was talking about in these particular verses.  Now look at Jesus' response to Zebedee's sons, James and John, his disciples to be, in verse 23 "… "Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father." What Jesus is saying is this. First he says that they will drink his cup and be baptized with his  (spiritual) baptism. This means that they will take up their cross and follow their Lord. That is what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

Mk 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
Mk 1:5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. What did John preach?  The baptism of repentance.  Who did John preach to?  The Jews!  Just before Jesus was to come on the scene.

Mk 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.  (John telling us that he baptized with water, "…but he (meaning Jesus) shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.)

Mk 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
Again, it doesn't say that we must be baptized unto repentance, neither was Jesus baptized unto repentance.

Mk 10:38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
Mk 10:39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
The "cup" that Jesus is referring to here is the same cup that He mentions in Matthew 26:39 & 42 when referring to His suffering and death. In order for anyone to be saved, Jesus had to suffer and die.  Remember, Jesus was not baptized with the baptism of repentance here.

Mk 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Jesus says to the disciples to go into all the world and preach the gospel and preach the gospel to every creature. Then he says, "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned." The point Jesus is making here is to contrast believers (those who have been spiritually baptized) with non-believers (those not baptized) who will be condemned. The baptism is just a way of categorizing the believers. It does not teach that baptism saves - since the lost are condemned for unbelief (they are not condemned for not being baptized).  When we bring the gospel to others that they might be cleansed, it is not us doing the baptizing - or even getting baptized, but it is by the blood of Jesus Christ by his grace through faith we are saved and through His Holy Spirit we believe and are baptized (spiritually cleansed, not physically baptized in water).

Lk 3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Lk 3:12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
Lk 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
Lk 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
Lk 7:29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
Lk 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
I believe I have already made an explanation of these Scriptures in the above and will continue below in other areas.

Lk 12:50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
Gomez, you seemed to have forgotten one thing in Luke - how about Luke 23:42-43; 18:9-14.  The fact is that the thief on the cross was saved as Jesus declared and was never baptized.  The Word teaches us that, in either the Old or New Testament, one who was saved neither merited or earned it in any way, not the Jews, Gentiles or any today.

Jn 1:25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
Jn 1:26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
Jn 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
Once again, this is John baptizing those (Jews) who repented of sin, and John speaking of Jesus Who would baptize with the Holy Ghost.

Jn 3:22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
Jn 3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
I know you know that Jesus never baptized anyone, other than with the Holy Ghost.  "(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)" - John 4:2

Jn 3:26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.  Yes, the same baptized with the Holy Ghost, not water, as you see Jesus baptized NOT!

Jn 4:1 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
Jn 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,) There it is, Jesus baptized NOT!  The Pharisees heard wrong!

Jn 10:40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.  Yes, JOHN BAPTIZED WITH WATER, THE BAPTISM OF REPENTANCE TO THE JEWS.

Acts 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.  YES, JOHN BAPTIZED WITH WATER, BUT WE ARE BAPTIZED WITH THE HOLY GHOST!  THAT IS, THOSE WHO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOUR!  AMEN!

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Many who preach a false gospel use Acts 2:38 to backup their false theology. They teach a person must be water baptized in order to be saved. The danger is for a person to build a doctrine around just one verse. Many cults do this. They take one verse from the Bible and ignore all the others verses. Then a false doctrine is built up from one verse. Many false gospels do this with Acts 2:38.

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Acts 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Acts 8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
All of these above Scriptures you mentioned are spiritual workings and work of the Holy Spirit.  Here we see the work of the Spirit when "three thousand souls" were added unto the rest of the believers in Jesus … why?  they received the Word, and believed on Jesus Christ … How?  By the Holy Spirit!

Acts 8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
YOU FORGOT VERSE 15:  OH, HOW YOU SKIP AROUND AND LEAVE OUT CERTAIN VERSES THAT ARE IMPORTANT!  VS. 15: "Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost"…

Acts 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
Acts 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
Read it all Gomez - why did the eunuch of great authority, a man of Ethiopia, come to Jerusalem?  To Worship!  Evidently he was familiar with the Jewish religion, maybe even a convert to Judaism.  He certainly must have been familiar of the practice of baptizing all converts to Judaism (several centuries old by then) if he came to Jerusalem to worship.  He had to know about Jewish baptism, even though Philip never once mentioned baptism to him because Philip did not teach baptism but preached belief in Jesus Christ for salvation.  Acts 8:36-38 does not prove baptism is a part of the preaching of Christ, or prove the necessity of baptism for our salvation.

Acts 9:18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.Good gravy Gomez - this is Saul who becomes Paul - and here is an example of Paul being baptized by the Holy Ghost…it says Paul arose (stood up) and was baptized (filled with the Holy Ghost, not with water)…do you not read all of it, or just look up scripture with the word "BAPTIZE" IN IT.

Acts 10:47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.
I can imagine what your thoughts are right here - again, you believe baptism is necessary for salvation.  The baptism here does not tell me that this baptism makes any difference in my salvation.  Yet, here's another problem. One must always interpret any reference in the Scriptures (in this case, a reference to baptism) in light of the context in which it was written and the audience being spoken to. This is part of Peter's sermon to those in Caesarea in the home of Cornelius.  Adding the important verses: 44 - While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.  (45) And they of the circumcision (Jews) which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.  For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God."  These gentiles were baptized with the Holy Ghost (ACTS 11:16) READ IT ALL MY FRIEND!  For all men (Jew or Gentile) who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ (even now) were (and are) granted repentance unto life, not by baptism, but by believing on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
THAT'S CORRECT - PETER SAID: JOHN BAPTIZED WITH WATER (BAPTISM OF REPENTANCE), AND "Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost."
AND THEY WERE!  THEY WERE!

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.
Acts 16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.
AGAIN, GOMEZ, upon hearing, these all believed on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and were spiritually baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, NOT OF WATER!

Acts 19:3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
Acts 19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
Acts 19:5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
The baptism of John was Jewish.  It was a baptism unto (because of) repentance.  "Eis" in Greek can mean "because of" and should be used here as the context of Bible teaching so indicates.  The only faith that it expressed concerning Christ was that His coming was close at hand.  They who confessed and repented of their sins and were baptized by John were thus obedient to his call to "prepare the way of the Lord"- John 1:25-31; Mark 1:3.  Because the disciples whom Paul met at Ephesus (Acts 19:1-7) knew no baptism but John's, they were ignorant of the Christian message and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, except as a prophesied event (Acts 19:2).  Don't forget, these had heard only John's message and received only John's baptism, which was merely preparatory for the coming of Jesus Christ.  Even faith in them could not bring the free gift of the Holy Spirit.  The moment they heard and believed the new message of a crucified, risen, and ascended Savior, they received the blessings of that message- the gift of the Holy Spirit, which included His baptizing ministry."  Understand?  Ask questions!

Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
Gomez, baptismal regenerationists usually add this verse as proof that baptism is absolutely necessary for "washing away their sins".  Sorry, Gomez, just not true.  "Wash away" in the greek text is coordinated with "calling", calling on the name of the Lord, was how Paul washed away his sins, not by being baptized.  By calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ their sins were washed away, not by baptism.

Rom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Paul is referring to the act of God when He introduces a believing sinner into a vital union with Jesus Christ. Through this vital relationship the power of his sinful nature is broken and the divine nature implanted through his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. The believer's relation to his previous state and environment is changed and he now has a new environment which is defined as being "in Christ" or being "baptized into Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit baptized us into Christ. He placed us in Christ in order that we might share His death and be separated from the evil sin nature. He also placed us in Christ in order that we might share His resurrection and have His divine life imparted to us. The Spirit of the resurrected Christ imparts to us a new life, one that is directed by our spiritual knowledge of His Word which has been imparted to us by the Holy Spirit.

1Cor 1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
1Cor 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
1Cor 1:15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
1Cor 1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
1Cor 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
Gomez, ALL SAVED PERSONS HAVE BEEN MADE MEMBERS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST BY ONE SPIRIT BAPTISM (I COR. 12:13 - SEE BELOW).  By this ONE BAPTISM, every member of the body of Christ is identified with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.  In the light of the statement concerning the one baptism in Ephesians 4:5, the statements concerning baptism in Col. 2:12 and Rom. 6:3-4, and Pauls words in I Cor. 1:17 ("For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel"), I will affirm again, and again, that water baptism has no place in God's spiritual program for the body of Christ in this time of Grace.

1Cor 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
No Gomez, not physical baptism, but spiritual,"… for they did drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ (Living Water).  But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness"…  Do you understand this?  This doesn't mean they were baptized in water!  My friend, you have the wrong teacher, let the Holy Spirit guide you with His understanding…you must read all of the Word, not bits and pieces.

1Cor 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
YES!  We are all baptized into one body (the body of Christ) by ONE Spirit, NOT BY WATER, whether Jew, Gentile, bond, free….we drink into ONE SPIRIT.  Understand?

1Cor 15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
Mt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:  (Baptism in Water by JOHN, where John the Baptist, differentiating between his baptism and Christ's baptism of the Holy Ghost - also see Mark 1:8)

Gal 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Gomez - after all the scripture you sent me, and they are all truth, but misunderstood by yourself, I will ask you this - CAN YOU, I, OR ANYONE ELSE BE SAVED AND BELIEVE IN GRACE PLUS BAPTISM?  If you answer yes, then you have been deceived by false teachers of a cult.  A person is saved solely on the shed blood of Jesus Christ who has repented of their sin.  If you tell me that baptism is as important as "faith", then I say to you that the teaching of Baptism to be saved degrades faith in Jesus Christ and that you had better reexamine your faith, because it may not be in the Jesus Christ of the Word.

The bottom line is that no ritual, ceremony or rite (not even another person) will produce salvation or justification before the Lord. Scripture is clear that only believing in Jesus - having faith - will make you right with God. Ephesians 2:8-9, says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith" in other words you have been saved by only one thing: faith, not works, not ceremonies, not baptism, not anything else... "And that not of yourselves, it is a gift from God"
Gomez, perhaps you were brought up in a religion that teaches baptism is essential to your salvation, then I believe you may have a difficult time accepting the truth of the Word.  Nevertheless, it is the truth that must be obeyed for as Jesus said, "the truth shall make you free."
Gomez writes this:    Now this....

THE FOLLOWING IS A RESPONSE TO E-MAIL RAYMOND RECEIVED FROM ANOTHER PERSON WHICH GOMEZ COPIED AND ADDED TO THIS E-MAIL AND GOMEZ'S REMARKS ABOUT THIS THE E-MAIL I SENT IS IN BLUE

DEAR PUMP:
I am who I am, a born again Christian, washed in His blood, saved by Grace, of no man's religion. Yes, I am very blessed in Christ by the Holy Spirit. Yes, I am a sinner, but I have a Mediator - Jesus Christ!
Pump, you need more than what you have in the Baptist religion, you need the Holy Spirit to teach and guide you, NOT Baptists. You can only reach God the Father by and through the Holy Spirit to the Mediator, Jesus. Yes, you are correct, you are no Bible scholar, but you are a lost Baptist, church go'er, led by men! I can't pray for you, do your own talking to the Lord by the Holy Spirit in your own closet. God, the Father, does not hear you as a Baptist, wake up!
In Christ  THE FOLLOWING REMARK FROM GOMEZ IN BLUE: (Christ that don't pray for people???),
Raymond

Gomez wrote:  Jesus would have never said "I can't pray for you" Are you not to live CHRIST LIKE?
Where is your love that will bring you to pray for the lost?

OK Gomez, I see that you do not know what the Word says about prayer, Christ praying for people, living CHRIST LIKE, love, or even praying for the LOST!  My friend, if I could pray salvation into YOU or anyone else, I would be in my closet 24 hours a day.  By your remarks (in blue) above, I know that you do not know the Word of God, not one bit!  I'm sorry for you.  Where did you find in the Word that CHRIST PRAYS FOR PEOPLE!  Jesus Christ DIED for ALL, but He is in heaven with the Father and He doesn't pray for us.  It's up to each one to either accept or not accept that Jesus Christ died for us.  Yes, Jesus would never have said: "I can't pray for you", but He also would NOT have said: "I can pray for you"  You just don't understand, do you?

THE FOLLOWING: PUMP'S RESPONSE TO RAYMOND IN A PREVIOUS E-MAIL  ALSO COPIED BY GOMEZ AND PUT IN HIS E-MAIL

I agree with almost everything else. Including that Christmas is of the DEVIL as well as almost all HOLIDAYS. I agree that Denomination and MAN MADE RELIGION is not of GOD but also from the Devil.  I grew up ignorant and Catholic....from Catholic to Pentecostal....from Pentecostal to Apostalic....Currently Independent...I agree but disagree...I seek the WORD OF GOD...Which is the truth and of no RELIGION....I LOVE you as my Brother and condemn you not. I only want you to know as you want all to know as well. GOD BLESS you, I shall pray for you.

GOMEZ, thank you for writing, and I sincerely hope that the biblical answers will help you!  If you have any further questions or comments, please write again,

Always, in Christ Jesus by His Spirit,
Raymond

GOMEZ'S RESPONSE

Subj: I agree to a point... QUESTION

Re: I agree to a point then I draw the line.

Thank you for being kind enough to give me some amount of time in your response. I never said brother that I know more than you. I simply wanted to see your Response. You are I truly believe a good man. May GOD's blessings be with me as I grow in knowledge. You are devoted it is obvious. I didn't mean that "CHRIST" prayed but meant that "WE" in love should pray for one another. GOD BLESS you my brother may the LORD lead you.

P.S.

I am not a member of "ANY" cult!!! thats just sick!!! Come on brother I told you that I'm "Independent" Growing in knowledge. I simply seek "TRUTH ONLY" that is all...CULTS ARE THE DEVIL!!! another thing you tell me to "repent" as if you know that I haven't? Trust me brother I have "REPENTED" I do nothing of the WORLD for the WORLD is ROTTEN. Again THANKYOU MY BROTHER.

QUESTION:

In a message dated 12/24/2003 8:10:57 AM Pacific Standard Time, H777888999 writes:
Mt 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
Mt 3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

you skipped Mt 3:15  : And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
Why did you skip this VERSE???

Mt 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:  (Again, John baptizing in water, submitted to Jesus and baptized Him…you left out Mt. 3:11-12 (very important):  "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire." - Remember, when Jesus was baptized by John, it was not the Baptism of Repentance as the Jews had received from John - here, the heavens were opened to Jesus and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Him.  That Spirit of God is the same Spirit that we receive by believing on Jesus Christ which gives us the power and zeal to be a witness/disciple for HIM.)

My brother, I understand not why you skipped that verse? Did you not want me to see it? Can you explain why JESUS said, "Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness"  In water baptism?

Another question...Do you beleive that getting baptized condems to HELL? Lets say I do ALL that GOD asks and live according to HIS WORD. I get baptized it makes me a HEATHEN or condems ME?

RAY'S RESPONSE:

GOMEZ:

I DIDN'T SKIP MATT. 13:15 - I WAS ANSWERING THE SCRIPTURE YOU SENT TO ME, YOU DIDN'T HAVE 13:15 ON THE 1ST E-MAIL…BUT WHAT I HAD SAID WAS ALL IN THE MEANING OF 3:13,14, 15 AND 16.  JESUS WAS GIVING AN EXAMPLE OF THE NEW BIRTH.  IT WAS A SPIRITUAL THING.

GOMEZ, GETTING BAPTIZED (BY WATER) NEITHER SAVES NOR CONDEMNS ANYONE.  JESUS DID IT ALL FOR YOU, JUST BELIEVE ON HIM AND CONTINUE GROWING IN HIS KNOWLEDGE.  AMEN!!

IN CHRIST'S LOVE,
RAYMOND

GOMEZ'S RESPONSE

SUBJECT:  ok

then we have come to an agreement. I believe you are smart yes. I will grow in FAITH. AMEN. GOD BLESS YOU.

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THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL WAS RECEIVED BY JOE, A FRIEND, FROM AN ORGANIZATION IN WASHINGTON AND FORWARDED TO ME - YOU WILL FIND MY REMARKS TO JOE FOLLOWING THIS FORWARDED MESSAGE + JOE'S E-MAILS
 

SUBJECT:  Fwd: Moore Case re-set for Dec. 22

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Forwarded Message:

12/11/03

Joseph,

Thanks to friends like you, Faith & Action's work continues on the lawsuit challenging the unconstitutional removal of Roy Moore as Alabama's Chief Justice.

Here's an important update: the hearing in federal court has been re-scheduled for December 22 -- just a few days before Christmas.

As I mentioned in my last message to you, the judge has already shocked the Attorney General and the legal community by agreeing to hear this case. Now, our team is working intensely to prepare for the hearing, which is less than two weeks away.

+ + Americans are waking up

As I travel the country, I am noticing that more and more people are waking up to the fact that many in this nation will stop at nothing to stifle the public acknowledgment of God.

This is much larger than the Ten Commandments -- there is an agenda to strip any and every reference to God from our public lives. And to use whatever means necessary to target and punish those like Roy Moore who dare to take a stand.

+ + Five brave Alabama citizens are taking a stand

It is so encouraging to see the five brave Alabama citizens who are willing to challenge this violation of their rights.

And I am thankful that so many friends in Faith & Action's online team have taken a stand as well. Thanks to gifts from many friends, we can help defray the escalating legal costs of this case and continue our other efforts to stand for the Ten Commandments.

I will keep you posted as the trial date approaches.

Rev. >>>>>>>>>>>>>
Faith & Action

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Subj: Re: Moore Case re-set for Dec. 22

DEAR JOE:

I'm not sure that you fully understand, but this is Satan's work.  This organization is just one part of all religions coming together under One World Religion.

Joe, I teach against this stuff - I am a Christian,  not interested in politics or government…and this organization reaps of people manipulation and organized religion.  They believe that Americans of every faith - including Baha'I, Buddhists, Catholics, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, and Protestants -have one common goal -- bringing these false religions together under the growing umbrella of religious reconciliation.  This is part of the One World Religion, where all these religions are not only working, but praying, together.  The question is:  What God are they praying to?  certainly not the God of the Bible, because most of them do not believe in the Bible as the Word of God, nor do they believe in Jesus Christ as Savior.

What this group is doing, is teaching others around the world of the need for tolerance between and within faiths!   How can this be?  Perhaps people will begin replacing the true Word of God, the Bible, with the Koran or the Torah.

The government and religion are now being combined politically, militarily, and commercially - economically (666) in the name of a common cause - Faith and Action.  This main street "religion", immediately across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court, is nothing short of political activism, spurred on by powerful world leaders whose words are twisted to mean their opposites.  The Bible has even been quoted out of context and misquoted.  Yet, the denominational "christians" in the United Sates are rejoicing in the new shift toward a tone of righteousness in Washington.  You had better look carefully at the "faith-based initiatives" of this Washington "religion"

Joe, don't you understand that the "god of ALL religions" is NOT the God of the Bible?  Which 10 Commandments is Rev. XXXXXXX asking you to stand for: the Jewish, Catholic or Old Testament Ten Commandments?  I, as a Christian, live according to the New Testament Commandments today, for the Old Law has passed away.  Christ left us new Commandments, He said:  "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the the prophets."  (Matt. 22:37-40)   Joe, if every man on this earth lived these 2 commandments that Jesus Christ left us, they wouldn't need 10 engraved in stone.

Joe, I have Jesus and His Word in my heart, and no government can get in there to make rules or laws against His Word.  Christians don't fight, march against, or get involved in man's laws.  XXXXXX of Faith & Action is a money changer, but Jesus will drive him out when He returns.

Joe, such an excuse for religious unity is completely contrary to the Word of God which commands all true believers to "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." (Ephes. 5:11)

In Christ,
Raymond

JOE'S RESPONSE

Subj: 10 Commandment Thing

Thanks to you and the Holy Spirit I now understand that this "10 Commandment thing" is just one more of Satan's activities. I should have paid more attention to your earlier advice concerning the issue surrounding "Open Theism". The apostasy is also in this cause.

Raymond, I am going through [for wont of a better word] a paradigm shift. Your earlier advice concerning  the rise of deception goes deeper that I first realized.  Thanks to your brotherly concern in Jesus Christ, I  understand another facet in the Satanic control over the events to establish a one world government and a one world religion.

When I was a practicing Catholic, I became aware of Ecumenism through the teachings of Vatican II. It wasn't until the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the deception in that Church,  that I began to distrust everything that Pontifex Maximus promoted. Coming from that background I should have know better. I feel I was blind sighted by this promoter "Rob Schenck". In fact, any man or angel  who has the effrontery to call them self  "Reverend" may be running around the rim of a volcano . Only our Triune God is entitled to that title. In fact, doesn't the use of that title [Rev.] violate one of the Commandments Mr. Schenck is alleging his support ! Pardon my cynicism.

I too am a Christian and from now on will strive to refrain from politics or government. The presence of Christ within me must continue to be sufficient for me. The Holy Spirit has taught me that as long as I strive to keep Christ in my heart, His peace is not far from my mind. I know this peace in not the kind of peace the world is promoting. To maintain Christ's peace, I have learned that I must keep my mind on Him and to strive only after Him. Your advice concerning: "The government and religion being combined … is timely. Frankly, the more I  learn about this the more distracted I can become. So, for me to keep this precious gift of Christ's peace I must not let either politics or government distract my focus on Him.

Thanks again for taking the time and effort to enlighten me.  I Would appreciate your permission to circulate your E-mail to my friends and family.

Maranatha,
Joe

DEAR JOE:

Keep it up…the Lord bless you…and I know He has.  I'm here for you brother!

You don't need my permission to circulate any of my e-mails or articles…it ALL belongs to the Lord, by His Holy Spirit, it's not Raymond's.

Joe, continue carrying your cross for Christ.  We are truly living in exciting times my friend!  One day soon, we will meet face to face!  Praise Him always!

In Christ's love,
Raymond

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SUBJECT: Alcoholics Anonymous

FROM:  YLYU

i dont know where you get your info at but one shopuldnt talk about somthing they dont now about or understand y dont you stik to teaching about god in your church that might be more to your understanding

you dont know about the numbers ether maby you need to study to show your self aproved insted of telling drunks they can drink all they wont to after there saved i realy thing you need to have some understanding in the things you try to say

DEAR YLYU:

My info is first hand as a police chief of 40 years, now retired.  Drunks I know as I dealt with them and AA.  Many of them were also on drugs.

As far as God?  I teach Jesus Christ, and it is only by the Holy Spirit that one can get to Jesus Who is our Mediator Who reaches God the Father.  I am the church, it's in my heart, and I don't go to buildings made with hands.  Again, I'll repeat, AA is Catholic and phony.  I do not believe that you will find that I told "drunks" (who are sinners) that they can drink all they want to once they have been saved…where did you get this stuff?  I told someone in another e-mail:
 

Do not thank God for claiming to be an alcoholic (addicted to excessive use of drinks) so that you can (quote): "appreciate this new life made possible by agroup of drunks like me." (Unquote).  Don't even bring God into it, because He (the God of the Bible) isn't in AA.


I repeated the above for your benefit also.  You are also a hypocrit if you believe that you are saved and can be an alcoholic.  You need help!

In Christ
Raymond

YLYU'S RESPONSE

i am sorry that i came on so strong when i em you befor but i was mad and tyerd thats no exquese but hey im a aa mimber what do you expect lol
i also whent to plublice school and cant spell or type very good and i dont retype and or pruff read i onu a cleaning buisness and dont have time trying to type pritty if you cant read this or dont won to its ok i woudnt blame you but at the end i do go over some numbers i think will give you some better understanding of the numbers i just think you were off on some of them not all o them just some
first  thing is i dont think its a good idea to put down somthing you no nothing about but 2end hand info you have not gone to meetings and the wet drunks is a bad way to judge aa aa came from the oxford grupe that started in oxferd univeraty i dont  think that is a  catholic school be that as it may bill w was visited by jesus christ him self (like unto a road to demascus expereanse)
\bill was cought up on a hight mouten and jesus showed him a vally full of sober drunks they got there  by one guy sobering up and helping another sober up now jesus started aa no mater what you thing
just like jesus started his church and it went into apostessy with in 450 years after his death
he started the church and aa and man has made it almost nothing but doctrans of demons
(denominations and aa grupes ) the man made church system of today and aa as it is to is not of god but there is still a remnit of  a body of belivers in the church system that is the real church
i must confess it is very true that the fellow ship of aa is ungodly
they have kikked god out of aa bill w started it by telling the people to belive in god as they understand god (most christans only worship a god they think is the full understanding but if the church system of today had a deep revalation of who jesus realy is there wouldnt be 2000 denominations
but there is that remnit of gods people that seek  to know him as he trutly is like paul said i wont to know the one i serve if paul didnt know him if he needed to know him better i must say the church system that sells gods word for money and molest his childern and elect homos as pasters is far far far from know the one they say they sever
the big book (that is the program ) not man like the bible is the word of god not what man teaches. big differants between the bible and the congergation
big differant between the program of aa and the fellow ship i dont go to church to see man i go to churh to get closer to go and i go to aa to tell the fellow ship about jesus not no hp or highter power  or any other garbage
the big book is nothing more then tequnices to seeking a personal relationship with god  thats it notheing more the bible the holy word of god is the finger of god him self but most of the people in the church is of there father the devil all church systems have fales doctrans in them all of them all of them  yours and mine
and aa meetings is a abomination in the eyes of god im sure
but ill not judge the programe then jesus started it its his church
not mine do not tought the anointing and do my prophets no harm
another thing i have been clean and sober for 24 years 12 of them i have been a beliver in jesus i have never seen a paster yet do any thing for god for free (even if they dont charge to go to the hospital to pray for some unsaved person there motive is to first get them saved so  they will be tithers its a money game ) but i have ministerd to 1000s free  meany days and nighets of no sleep
i hav been ataked i have let some live iwith me i have had over 4000 .00 stold off me iv been curst at pucked on and you name it
i dont know of many pasters that would do what  dr bob did he serviced 5000 drunks free of charge with in 6 years i dont even know tv evanglists that have ever personaly ministerd to 5000 people  i mean one at a time speding hrs with each one not just standing up there preaching for one hr and passing the baskit 3 times
by the way me paster has never and will never sell the word of god for money and nether will i i did not learn that from chruch i learnd that from aa freely you have resived free ly you give
why do i still go to aa its becaues i belive god wonts me to right after i got saved i didnt go to aa for 3 years i just went to church
not helping no one just learning but i think god wonted me to go back to aa (i do fight and argue with god about it almost ever day)do you realy wont me to go there ??? i cant say that i know 100% he dose but i do know that 95% of the people that go to church
dose not one thing for god as far as ministering so should i just go to chruich and set set set like everyone elso or should i atleast try to do somthi8ng  in 12 years i have tool over 100 people to churchs i read some where that the average chrstan has brung 3 people to chruch  and got one saved i dont know how many came to god all said  they did but did they realy  god only knows
i live in terre haute and crank is epedimice here its hell in this city
the church  and the goverment (and even some cops are  taking the stuff) aa is the only thing that is even trying to adress this epedimic not one thing from any chruch or goverment or cops
\dose one thing to combat this killer please belive me when i tell  you this this crank here is out of control i seen h and coke and booz e but this stuff is the worst thing out  there ya aa might be full of lies (the fellow ship) but you tell me what have you dont for the drunks and drugeys out there or your church or your big fat demomination
if aa is of satan seems like he is more help geting druges and drunk sober them some churchse
now i know teen chalange and there are other wonderfull christan  orginazations but there not here in terre haute but aa is you tell me why, do you know th was in 2001 and 2002 the number one city for crank in  the world the hole world and not one church lifts a hand tdo do nothing about it o but  they have a jhona fish fry and bake sale every week some times 4 and 5 a week money money money why dont you preach to the pasters thats raping the kidds and homos in church and the 5 and 6 %that belive and suport aborthion i mean aa dont say there christan so what makes the differunts to you hwat they do last i herd the church calles its self chrstans christ like that is what christan means go afetr the ones that are brining    a reproch on gods holy name by saying there christan and go out and get drunk saterday night  i did put your web page on my list i would like it back if you could em it to me
i cant remiber why i said you said
drunks can drink all they wont i dont remimber i think you might have said a drunk cam dink after hie is saved i dont remimber why i said that but if a ex drunk drinks one hill drink all he wonts jesus said that if a dunclean spirirt gose out of a man he gose to the dry places lookong for reast he finds none so he gose back to the house and sees it kleand and brings 7 more worst then him
then the man was worst then he was in the first place (parafrasing )
and god is in aa  satan dont deliver drunks from drink and man dont deliver himself if he could w wouldnt need jesus and where can you god where god is not on the highetst hill even hell (parifrasing agine )

now if your still with me i wont to explain some about what you have about the numbers i see you do have a litle more understanding of gods word them most but you have some missunderstandings on some of the nubers i dont know who told you the meanings you have but some are ronge

this it the deep truth of gods word about the nubers
1=god here o isreal there is one god
2=unitey jesus said me and the father are one if to walke to togeter less they agree christ the head we the body
jesus said when you seen me you seen the father
also it means things that are astablishe
3=perfict witness let all things be astablished in 2 and 3 beeing a perfict witness
4 universal world wide (4 corners of the world for winds 4 dirctions )
5 = 6 fold ministry for the perfecting of the saints and it also means grace
6 =man on the 6th day god created man and in rev the nuber of man is 666
7 complet perfect reast covenit
8 new beginings
9= fruitfullness 9fruits and 9gifts 9 monther pregnet
9holy spirit
10 = law you should know that one lol 10 comandments
11 babblon confution
12 devin goverment 12 aposales and 12 tribes 12 and 12 is 24
12 times 12 is 144 144 is the nuber of the 24 elders on 24 throns ruleing and raining with christ for  1000 years 1000 144 is 144000
the 144000 we see in rev  30 machurity daved was 30 when he became king and jesus was30 when he satarted his minastery
the you have 30 60 100 fold 3 levels in gods word
the word is the seen  the seed sower parable some 30 60 100 fould some seed word produces 30 60 and the 100 is the max a seed cam produce 100 or fullness of god in us
i belive 70=ministrey he sent them out 2 by 2 but tere was 70 of thim
50 pinitcost look it up in  the greey it says right there 50 means penticost
then you have 300
that is the best one
300 means deviverers deliverers will roor out of zion
jushawas 300 there are others but  ill stop at that

ps i have never in my life ever thanked god for being a drunk i thak himfor sobering me up
also are you totaly sinnless perfict and pu right befor god in all yopur ways
are you perfict
if not then why would you ever say your saved what is the differunts fromone sin to the next god says if you do one you do all of them and i do not say and never do say im a recovering drunk
i do say im a alcke sober by grace of god
just like and no differact to a christan saing im a sinner saved by grace
\ the hippocrti would be the one that says im a born agine blood bought new creation air the the thrown walking after the spirit  having the mind of chrst
then turn right around and condem 3000 000 people in a fellowship that all there trying to do is get a life
if i was pride full as much as some people thinking becaese they go to church there better then others or even think of one evil thought like o i dont know like beeing aragent
im going to give you a web sit that tell of aa .............................

this is dick b web site it will give you a more informd idea about aa if nothing else on it it has where aa stareted out at a 80% sucess rate and now its down ot 2 to 5 % that will help you to teach people to hate aa even more you can use it to ferther your casues
i am sorry that i cam on so strong when i em you befor but i was mad and tyerd thats no exquese but hey im a aa mimber what do you expect lol

o ye i wonted to read some of your other things i would love to discuse  some deeper truths with you

agine im sonry if you think im trying to fight with yopu its just my way ever one thinks inm trying to arguw the word i realy dont it just the way i talk

brothers in christ

RAY'S RESPONSE:

Dear Ylyu:

There is only ONE truth, the Word.  If you have Jesus and live Him, you have ALL you need!  You need nothing from a man or a group.  It's not the alcohol or drugs that is evil, but the mis-use of them by man.  It would have been better had there never been either alcohol or street drugs, but they are here to stay, and Satan will see to that, that is, until Christ returns.

You need not apologize to me, I'm no one, and I too have been accused of being hard and coming on strong.  I love Jesus very much and would have all souls saved, but Christ already died for all…they too must make a choice, just as you and I have.

The Grace of Jesus Christ is enough, put and keep it in your heart, and we will see each other one day!

In Christ,
Raymond

YLYU'S RESPONSE

Subj:    Re: Alcoholics Anonymous

what did you think of the nubers and meanings i gave to you
here are the medles
gold =devineity
silver=redemption
brase or brazen= judgment
iron=mans nature iron sharpenith iron
red=blood
white = rightness
blue =heavenly
perpule =roalty
=there are more
you didnt send me yopur web site

RAY'S RESPONSE:

Ylyu:

The numbers you send and the above medals are of no value, no spiritual meaning, it is of a man.  Pay no heed to them.  See the Lord's numbers…the ones in the Word of God…anything else is of man's writings.

My site: http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT: my testimony

FROM:  Kim

File:    Lesbian escaping the 'gay' lifestyle.htm

DEAR KIM?:

Hi:  Thanks for writing!  Are you really Kim, or someone else?  I read your (Kim's) testimony (copy righted) from what you sent me.

I just want to point out one thing that you mentioned in your testimony, and that is that neither you, me, nor anyone else, can reach God the Father, nor does He deal with man.  You made mention that "God was right there that day just like all the other times I had called on Him."  First, we must go through Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit Who is the teacher and Head of the body of Christ.   Many people do not know this, not even some Christians who read the Word, but, I'm sure you understand what I mean.

I was in police work for 40 years and know where you are coming from.  I am now retired and a teacher of the Word.

Have you read my web site?  http://members.aol.com/h777888999/articles.htm  There are many articles that you can use freely and may be helpful in your witness of Jesus Christ.  Besides, you can get to know me better and see where the Holy Spirit has taken me.

Kim, stay out of men's religion, because they are wrong in what they do!  I'm here and would be happy to help in anyway that I can, anytime.

Always remember, if you have the Mediator, Jesus Christ, by the Holy Spirit, you have it ALL!  Keeping in mind that God the Father doesn't deal with man direct, we must go through the Savior Jesus, then by the Holy Spirit Who wrote the Bible.

Write anytime and thank you again for your testimony.  I didn't know if you wanted me to print this (your testimony) on my site, as it is copyrighted.  You can write and let me know if you want others to read your testimony, if the one you sent is Kim.

In Christ,
Raymond

KIM'S RESPONSE

Subj: Kim from MS

Hello Raymond, my name is Kim, nice to meet you. The Bible relates Gods redemptive purpose to all past and present. It shows how He uses people and nations as He pursuse His redemptive purpose.It points to the time at the end when Jesus shall be King of Kings and Lord of Lords, when God- Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit shall be one.Jesus is Gods Son. Men may become sons of God through faith in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and of Christ. I have faith in Jesus Christ which makes me a child of God , and he has filled me with his Holy Spirit. If I had used the Holy Spirit instead of God in my testimony many people would not understand. For people that do not know The word of God are the very ones I would like to reach. I would like for them to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be filled with His Holy Spirit. Have a wonderfull day and may God bless you!

HI AGAIN KIM:

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear enough on my statements regarding the Holy Spirit.  I hope this will give you better understanding by using the Word.

The Bible relates God's redemptive purpose one way, and one way only, which is: "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" (I Tim. 2:5).  Jesus claimed to be the ONLY way to God.  Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

Kim, no one, saved or unsaved, can bypass Jesus Christ and reach God by any other method or law or formula, for God has only ONE way of access to Himself.  Jesus Christ is the way to God, and everything to and from God MUST go through Jesus Christ.  This has been the truth from before the foundation of the world, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by Christ, through Christ, and for Christ.  He is God's Everything in relation to all things in heaven and on earth.  "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."

Remember, Kim, there is nothing that can interfere with God's way, it's NOT MY way.  For His way is Jesus Christ.  The only thing that interferes is when you see some other way to God, like I stated above, perhaps your method, as you stated because you believe the unsaved will not understand.  That just isn't true, because the Word states otherwise: "For through him [meaning Jesus Christ] we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father." (Ephes. 2:18).  I didn't tell you to testify of the Holy Spirit, we testify of Jesus Christ BY the Holy Spirit to the unsaved.  Kim, for all things to and from God, the way is the same - through Jesus Christ BY the Holy Spirit.  Jesus Christ is the direct agent of transmission from the Father, and the Holy Spirit is the indirect agent.  Christ is the tunnel and the Holy Spirit is the vehicle that travels through the tunnel - and there is only ONE tunnel through which the Holy Spirit can travel - JESUS CHRIST!

Kim, allow the Holy Spirit to reach those whom He will and if He uses you in your witness of Jesus Christ, wonderful!  Simply tell all the same as the WORD so speaks!  Always remember, a woman cannot teach, but she can be a witness of Jesus Christ by His Spirit.

Again, thank you for writing!
In His Name, Jesus Christ,
Raymond
http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

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SUBJECT: Put them out of business

FROM:  Blues

Draw up petitions, complain to the advertisers, start a community advocacy, etc.
Do something.

Throw the "Money-changers" out of the temple, brother.

DEAR BLUES:

Thank you for writing!

As I am a servant of Christ, not a politician, I'm not out to please men, but God.  I'm certainly not interested in popularity, but I am interested in the salvation of souls.  Christians do not complain, begin community advocacies, or even throw the "money changers" out of the temple!   Jesus has already overthrown the tables of money changers and cast out the buyers and sellers!  And, still, no one denominational religion has learned anything.

But, we are all commanded in the New Testament: ….. 2 Ti 4:2 "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." ….. Tit 2:15 "These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee." ….. 2 Th 3:14-15 "And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.  Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother." ….. Heb 12:14 "Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:"

Once again, Jesus did, through love, clear the temple of the moneychangers...

Mat 21:12 "And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, (13) And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves."

Over a dozen times Jesus called people hypocrites in front of everyone else! Read Matthew, all of Chapter 23.

Would you call these acts of His- "unconditional Love"?

I would!

James 5:19-20: "Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;  Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins."

That is unconditional love.

I cease not to warn everyone night and day with tears!   And, if we truly love the souls of men and women and want to see them saved, neither will we cease to preach the truth and warn people of the need of doing what is right according to His WORD.

And when Paul writes to the Galatians, he asks, "Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?" (Galatians 4:16). Truth only makes friends of those who want to know and do what's right.

"As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent" -Revelation 3:19.

In His blessed Name, Jesus
I thank you!
Raymond
http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

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SUBJECT:  internet radio

FROM:  Roy

Dear Sirs,
    I  am a Christian Conservative who is very active in politics and religion. I do a daily internet radio program with talk and music. On Sunday I do a gospel show with music, a message and prophesy items.
    I am  needing some national publicity and help with my program. If you can help I would appreciate it.

DEAR ROY:

First, let me say this!  There is no such thing as a Christian Conservative!  Nor are there Liberal Christians!  There are just "CHRISTIANS"!  There is no such thing as politics or religion in Christianity, nor visa versa!  There is the "WORD" ONLY and "FAITH" ONLY in Christianity!

I went to your internet site and read your write up!  Seeing that you have a daily internet radio program, why are you not using this means to witness of Christ daily - once a week on Sunday is just like every other religion!  We are in the Last Days and you are living prophecy now.

Roy, using the Bible in spreading His Word is all the national publicity you need.  Be a witness of His Word, Jesus Christ!

In Christ,
Raymond

ROY'S RESPONSE

Raymond,
     You are probably right I do need to do more  ministering daily instead of just playing a gospel number  now and then. However;  I do have close   Christian friends who have subscribed to the Clintons   and  you know being from Conway, Arkansas we have just been plagued here with them and their liberalism.  One of my guitar players worked for Bill back then and just went through a terrible time because of that association.
     I just haven't been able to get my radio station  going  other than out  to my close friends.   I  have advertized in the local paper. Maybe i'm impatient! I haven't been on the net but about four months am am pretty green about how to get things done!

HI AGAIN ROY!:

All shall answer for our stewardship!  Your choice should be Jesus - period!  The Clintons will pay for their sins and they have accumulated a large account.

Roy, your radio station could be a source for good, if you stay with the TRUTH and the WORD - do it!  If you believe in Jesus Christ then it's time you have made a TOTAL COMMITMENT to HIM.  Today is the day of salvation!   I say to you this day - follow your heart and live for Christ, for HE is the ONLY SOURCE to advertise that has any profit….whether it's on the radio, in the paper, or on the internet.  Witness of Jesus Christ!  There is no higher honor than to represent our King, Jesus Christ as an ambassador by proclaiming His message of salvation to a world that is perishing in sin.  Your rewards will be in heaven!

Have a good day my friend,
In Christ,
Raymond
http://members.aol.com/h777888999/articles/htm

Good picture of you at Yellowstone!  Thanks!

ROY'S RESPONSE

Raymond,
     Thanks  for the good words and suggestions.  I know you are right.
       I am just an amature at what I am doing and that is about three months  of  doing this.   I get discouraged because I do a show every day and some days I  only get about  ten   or so listeners.
      I do study hard and have gained a lot of knowledge from my studies of Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelations.  My last week's message was the "Gog Wars".  I have been giving  end times  information on my Sunday shows as well as the plan of salvation.  I have been a believer since  August 12 of 1979. and managed to  point my 81 year old second cousin  in the right direction to accept Christ last year.  That was a   nice experience for me and gave me more confidence to  help others.
     I have had a pretty rough summer as mom passed away unexpectedly on July 20 of this year.  Dad passed in 93. I am an only child.
     Are you a minister? Do you pastor at a church?

Thanks,
Roy

The picture is of my son, Alan and his family. Alan is a great musician and helps me with the technology on my site. He has a DJ Service there too.

HI AGAIN ROY:

Read my web article on Old Testament.  The Old Testament cannot be proven and was written by the Jews who killed Christ.  I'm a teacher of the Word to all who want to know Jesus.  I'm 73, an elder and have a Bible study when needed, it's free, no charge because it was freely given to me.  I tell people to get out of church buildings, put Christ in your heart and live Him every day.  Read the web site as I have a lot of articles on the Word.

In Christ,
Raymond
http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html
http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/otvsnt.htm - Old Testament vs. New Testament

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SUBJECT:  your website

FROM:

Just a word of thanks. I thought i was the only one preaching against Rome and the spirit of antichrist.Everything Rome does is what Jesus preached against. Believe it or not, even the cross as a symbol of Christ, was mandated by Rome(Constantinople) in the third century. Let the Spirit lead...
 

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SUBJECT:  Catholics are like Baptist

FROM:  Pump

You say you are the Lord's disciple. By what fact is that based on.Is it by the Holy Bible or Holy Spirit Are you like the founder of the mormon church, or the founder of the jehovah witness or Jim Jones or David Korash I dont believe I have read your name in my Bible that you are the Lord's diciple. It appears to me that you think you are some self righteous ,arrogant prideful, boaster bigot, or like one of the pharisee in the Bible who wants to judge people. I am Southern Baptist and damn proud of it.  I dont know about you but in my Bible in James Chapter 4 Verses11-12  James Chapter 5 verse 9 , 2 Cor 5:10.  2 Cor 10:12   Prov. 26 :12 , Ec 7:16, Is 5:21 Rom12:16, 1 Cor 8:2 , Gal 6:3 you ought to read this if you know where it is old man or if you can read. My church is based on the Holy Bible and on the Word Of God. It appears you only know what you Have read about Soutern Baptist from some inherent person who didn't know the difference between bee s--t and wild honey.May God have mercy on your soul.

DEAR PUMP:

Thank you for writing!

Evidently, you do not know the Word of God.  You have been brain washed by the Baptist religion, a cult.  Mormonism, Jehovah's are also cults, as well as Jones, Koresh, Benny Hinn, Jim Bakker, Billy Graham, etc.  My name is CHRISTIAN.  I'm not self-righteous but I (this OLD MAN) am saved by His blood and His grace, nor do I use your kind of language to prove a point.

In Acts 11:26, we see that this Verse informs us that the disciples were called Christians. This should tell you something, that all Christians are disciples and all disciples are Christians. While the terms do not mean the same thing, they refer to the same people. John in the biography of Christ's life gives us a beautiful description of what a disciple of Christ truly is: Jesus said it is one who continues in His Word: "…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples in deed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31-32.

If we are disciples of Christ, then our response to the Word must be to: Desire it: Matthew 5:6; I Peter 2:2.  Study it: 2 Tim. 2:15.  Live according to it: Luke 6:46; James 1:22.  Teach it: To our children: Ephes. 6:4, To others: I Tim. 4:11-12.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Matthew 16:24

Pump, what is your discipleship?  Is it 'conditional' or 'unconditional'? 'offered' or demanded'? a matter of 'decision' or 'election'?"   Can you answer these questions?

Pump, discipleship is given by grace alone, through the work of the Holy Spirit and based upon the meritorious value of Christ's cross. It is rooted in election and belongs only to those who are elect. Are you one of the elect, a disciple of Christ?  Well, Pump, discipleship is a gift of grace, because Jesus spoke these words to His disciples, who were already disciples, but who had an erroneous conception of what it meant to follow Christ.  Do you?

When God's people are made Christ's disciples by the Holy Spirit, they are made willing, obedient, eager, and joyful disciples. Yes, even though the "cost" of discipleship is self-denial and cross-bearing, the Holy Spirit alters their will so that these disciples consider it a great privilege to follow Christ -- even in His way of suffering.  I most certainly do, and hope that you could do the same.

Disciples MUST deny themselves, take up their cross, and follow Christ. Jesus requires that, of all of us. In fact, this is so much a part of discipleship that without self-denial and cross-bearing, we can never be a disciple. But the reasons Jesus puts it this way are two:  (1)  It is our Lord's purpose to save us that we, through our free will, become willing disciples.  Christ doesn't work that willingness in our hearts blindly, as one manipulates a robot.  He comes with the demands of discipleship and works by His Spirit according to His Word.  This, Pump, is an answer your first question, yes, by the Holy Spirit according to the Word of God I am one of His disciples and I will joyfully follow Him regardless of the cost.  Evidently, you are NOT one of His disciples.

(2)  Because our nature is contrary to what discipleship requires, we fulfill these demands only in the way of struggle against sin, putting down our own inclinations which are opposed to self-denial and cross-bearing, and earnestly beseeching God's grace in prayer and supplication that we may be true disciples.

A foolish choice from a human point of view, but a choice that leads to glory -- as it did for Christ -- and I follow Him.  Do you not see that it is all God's work in us and through us that we follow Him to His glory?

Your "church" is based on man's religion, the Baptist religion, what is taught you from the pulpit and what has been laid out for you according to the Baptist doctrine.  Therefore it is NOT, as you say, "based on the Holy Bible and on the Word of God."   Otherwise, you would have known what the Word says about discipleship.

Because I warn you, I am your enemy?  The Word is all warning, Jesus warned, and rebuked in love, as I do!  All I can say to you is to get out of man's religion and follow Christ only, not a man or his doctrine, but CHRIST ONLY!

In Christ,
Raymond

PUMP'S RESPONSE...

WELL RAMOND IT IS OBVIOUS YOU ARE EXACTLY THE KIND OF MAN THAT I THOUGHT YOU WERE. A SELF BIASED, ARROGANT, PRIDEFUL ,JUDGEMENTAL, POLLUTED,SELF RIGHTEOUS,BACKBITING PRESUMPTOUS MAN.I E-MAILED YOU EARLIER, DONT PUT DOWN ON PEOPLE THAT BELONG TO THE BAPTIST RELIGION JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE BAPTIST, IT IS LIKE SAYING THAT EVERY SOUTHERN WHITE PERSON HATES BLACKS BUT THAT IS NOT SO. WE ARE ALL ARE SINNERS AND HAVE FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD, I DIDNT CALL YOU A SINNER BUT YOU ARE QUICK TO POINT OUT TO ME THAT I AM ONE BECAUSE I AM SOUTHERN BAPTIST.IAM NO BIBLE SCHOLAR BUT I HAVE MY BIBLE WHICH IS THE INHERIT WORD OF GOD AND IT HAS MORAL AS WELL AS SPIRITUAL ABSOLUTES THAT I STAND ON. I HAVE  DAILY FELLOWSHIP WITH MY LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST EVERYDAY IN PRAYER AND I AM LISTENING FOR HIM WHEN I AM PRAYING TO HIM. I THANK GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS TO ME, I AM STANDING ON HIS PROMISES AND I TRUST HIM TO THE FUTURE. YOU PRAY FOR ME AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU

DEAR PUMP:

I am who I am, a born again Christian, washed in His blood, saved by Grace, of no man's religion.  Yes, I am very blessed in Christ by the Holy Spirit.  Yes, I am a sinner, but I have a Mediator - Jesus Christ!

Pump, you need more than what you have in the Baptist religion, you need the Holy Spirit to teach and guide you, NOT Baptists.  You can only reach God the Father by and through the Holy Spirit to the Mediator, Jesus.  Yes, you are correct, you are no Bible scholar, but you are a lost Baptist, church go'er, led by men!  I can't pray for you, do your own talking to the Lord by the Holy Spirit in your own closet.  God, the Father, does not hear you as a Baptist, wake up!

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  sever brainwashing

FROM:  Baogeo

I was with you tillyou mentioned pentecostal church's . What is false about them. I have benn many different reigions. Yes all athose you mentioned have man made ideas in them. Where does the pentecostal fit in as liers. I have only heard the truth at the ones I have attended. I know there are some that take off on their own ideas. The one I attended has broke off that system, warning they ddid not want to be linked to some with these strange teachings.
Catholics are right up there with the other cult rligions, they just love to be led to the slaughter like blind sheep. Why, the brain has gone to sponge, and they have become quite lazy in searching anything out, easier to let someone else lead you around by the nose. They are my mission also, but I swear it is easier working with an atheist. They are also very dangerous people ( the HIgh Hats) of the church, they have and they will, do anything to stay in power, like now painting the picture of love eith all the false ecimenical services. The other religions are only too happy to go along with, because they want to believe so badly they love them and want to accept them, please give me a break people open your blinded lazy eys.

DEAR BAOGEO:

Pentecostalism is a cult, and you would see that if you would look at, and question, their works and signs.  Study the Azusa Revival. Maria Woodworth-Etter, the trance evangelist; Aimee Semple McPherson, the traveling so called evangelist who made people fall out under the power in her ministry, but she died of an overdose of barbiturates; Kathryn Khulman an ordained minister ( no such thing as women ministers), responsible for the introduction of the manifestation of "Slain in the Spirit", committed adultery with a married man who left his wife and children to marry Khulman, yet she continued to preach, and she later divorced him.  Khulman has been a strong influence in the Benny Hinn and John & Carol Arnott cults.  Read about the Toronto Blessing, the Charismatic Movement and the Later Rain Movement…all of Satan.  Take a look at them!  I mean study them to see their lies and falseness.

What is false about Pentecostalism?  All of the above and more!  I call them "tongue talkers", empty vessels, all carnal and flesh doers.  I also have been there in the Assemblies of God when I was in error.  There is no good fruit in its teachers or teachings and the people are mis-led, brainwashed and blind!  This cult wants to think for you and tell you what you are to believe.  Again, I admit it, I was there!  The Holy Spirit taught me otherwise.  Pentecostalism contradicts itself, and the Bible is molded to fit the doctrine and to fit what the man in the pulpit teaches.  Understand this - there are no new chapters, books or revelations added to the Word of God!

Do not be deceived by them!  You should be following ONE thing only - the WORD! Do not follow any man (and yes, not even me), or his interpretive authority!  Have you ever read critiques of your own particular Pentecostal sect?  Do not fall under their spell and their phenomenon - "falling under the power", "overcome by the Spirit," and "resting in the spirit" - it's all demon possession!  Some is even mass hysteria!  Stand back and take a good judgmental look at all of it, according to the WORD!

You only need Jesus and the Holy Spirit Who will give you wisdom.  Get out of your cult and live ALL of the WORD!

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Friend or Foe

FROM:  Wendi

To whom it may concern , I went to one of your sights and what you said was very good so I decided to look at other places that you wrote...  My mistake.....Jesus is my Lord and I am a Follower of Him and I trust the Word.
So please do not harden your heart to what I have to Say.  I read "Baptist are like Catholics"
I do not know the name of your "church" or "religion" or "belief" ect ....
I know what the Word says about the "Enemy" and his Tactics to Damn all men.
don't be one of his pawns.
One of the tactics is "Multiply and Divide" by creating look alike's and mixing them with true
Bible Trusting People/Bodys(churches) and makeing them "Nit Pick" each other to death.
A Sermon I remember was called Vessles
7 empty Vessles were placed on a table they were all clear and you can see they were empty
One was then Filled with Salt and  One was Filled with Sugar
the middle one was mixed 50/50 and the others were different Mixes of salt and sugar
If you were watching you could see which was which.
Then the Vessles were covered and shuffled.
My Friend "Don't Judge a book by It's Cover"
God said "Taste and See" dont fall into the Propaganda Trap you may be Wrong
Just beware of the Big Mixing Bowl the Enemy will use to Mix the contents of the vessles and refill
them. More Mixed up then before.....
The Only Solution is the "Standard" its my word for the Word. For God lifted his Word above His Name ... Example: for you to understand a Word you need a Dictionary.
This is War...It is the Night, Fog is all around, It is Hard to See who's Friend or Foe
You may accedently kill your own team mates. that is what the enemy wants.

Your Friend

DEAR FRIEND WENDI:

If you are a follower of the WORD, then you would know me, as I live by every Word of the Holy Spirit.  First, I am the church, NOT of a building of man, it is in my heart.  I know and teach the Word after the Holy Spirit Who wrote it.  Read I John 2:27 and I Cor. 2:13-15, and especially Hebrews 4:12 - "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

Wendi, what I teach is not after any religion or a man, but of and by the Holy Spirit.  I am not mad or angry at you.  It is in love I write to warn all men in religions of Satan.  Pawns are players in a game of man, I don't play games…souls are important to me and in love I warn, rebuke and exhort all men.  To check out what I am saying, search the Word.

I teach souls, not vessels!  Your logic is in error and religious…forget your logic.  Don't be one who mistakes their religion for the kingdom of heaven as did the Pharisees.  Jesus said to the Pharisees: "Why do you not understand my speech?  Even because you cannot hear my word." (John 8:43).  They couldn't hear because they had taken only a part of the Word of God and built a religious structure that had captured their hearts.

Man's religion is a salvation program based on human effort, be it good deeds, prayers, sacrifices, sacraments, religious rituals, or whatever.  Jesus said: "Ye hypocrites…This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.  But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men". (Matt. 15:7-9)

Wendi, Christ is the head of the Lord's church (body of Christ) rather than an earthly person or office and His headquarters is in heaven rather than in an earthly city, and its members are Christian rather than one or many denominational names.  Read Col. 1:18, 3:1 and 3:17.

I am a judge of fruit and I know when it is rotten.  Jesus shall judge all souls in the end.  If the cover is bad, so is the inside.  You are still in fog of religion.  Open your heart.  I know my enemies and I kill no one.  I am a light in the fog and the Word is my beacon.  Love Jesus ONLY!  Follow Him by His Word as I do!  Expect a war and a battle with demons.

"For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.  For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." (Romans 10:2-3)

A teacher in Christ, always,
Raymond
 

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SUBJECT:  Friend or Foe

FROM:  Harry

Dear Friend Raymond
I noticed that I sent the email threw my wife's email address
My Name is Harry.
You Are Not A Righteous Judge for you do not see that the enemy has polluted all religions,  you also are Polluted  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
I did speak about Vessels
I have seen the contents of many vessels
I have seen Containers filled with Holy(clean) things.
and I have seen White Washed Containers filled with Dead Mens Bones
I also Know about the Labels on the Containers put on by Man.
I have Experienced Several Churches
Pentecostal / Evangelical / Catholic / Baptist /and non Denominational
I have learned By these experiences and I have been led astray by them also
What I was trying to say was not to attack the label on the cover
attack the Contents use the history to point at the Things that are not of God.

When I First accepted Jesus as my Savior I only knew that he Died for Me.
You could say I was a new Recruit I knew very little about the word itself
I only had the Church members to help me Learn about Him
At what level of Spiritual Maturity were they I don't Know....
I knew My Sins were Forgiven because Jesus took my Place
But I Still cussed had bad habits ...
I have had Junk taken out of my Spirit to only be filled with worse Junk.
Many of my Sins were baked on and needed extra Scouring
I was not instantly made Holy body and soul
I was still in the process of being cleansed by the blood of the lamb
If you were to see my Cover you would have me damned
People Still Remembers What I was...They only see the label on the Container
And I have to live with the Label here on Earth
Slowly I Grew in Spiritual Maturity I could Feed Myself
As I grew I started to see that their was things wrong in my first church
that The Word Said one thing While the Church was teaching another.
Who was I to believe...I sought council...tried to understand
Remember this was the church that I accepted Christ
This Experience taught Me to Use a Standard (the Word)
they were caught up in habits, religions, traditions.. that was what they were taught.
Did I hate them No...Did I try to open the word to them Yes
but I had a label
This is the War I was speaking on The Fog that Blinds, I don't want my Friends to fall into the ditch nor do I
I know the verse that you wrote, "then you know me" Jesus was speaking of himself
But I Do Not know you and  I have seen and heard many
The Enemy uses men even men who say they are filled with the spirit, He deceves them into doing his work. His Game is to Damn Souls... it's a game to him for he knows he lost.
__________________________________________________________________
Dear Raymond
I know that I have Attacked You and You Countered And I Struck Again.
I Enjoy Sparing It Sharpens ones Sword
I have Been Fighting the Good Fight of Faith and I have heard and Seen things that would make you Laugh and Cry...  I went to Russia on a Mission Trip to give free "Russian New Testaments"
and Support Local Churches. While I was their I visited a Russian Orhidox chucrh, Gold leaf Domes, Giant Statues, and I Saw People trying to touch the statues to get healings.
Like budda.....and the ministers were Right their letting them.
A Russian Man Spoke to me said, I don't believe in God because my family is Starving.
all I could say was God did not want this to happen. I cryed that I left my wallet behind at the hotel..do you know $5.00 is like $20.00 over their....I know if you give a man a fish he will get hungry again but teach a man to fish. ..he had to go
I was searching the web for Military Related Christian Sights found yours.. I went to another good stuff then I got upset at that site of your comparison of two religions,
I felt it was a personal attack you could have had any two comparison
.....now I realize I was comparing you....Sorry
You probably Know the Part in the bible mr 9:38  And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
39  But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
40  For he that is not against us is on our part.
I was "forbiding" you.
Please take any of my comments with a grain of salt.

May the Spirit Be With You.

HI HARRY!:

Yes, Satan has polluted ALL religions and each of us need the Holy Spirit to guide us into His truth.  But, sometimes a wrong idea of love and lack of knowledge and judgment causes a Christian often to approve things that are anything but excellent in God's sight, as you have seen this yourself from what you say. In the epistle to the Hebrews it tells us that mature believers, that is, those who are of "full age," are "…those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil" (see Hebrews 5:11-14).   On the other hand, the Greek word "krino" - judge or judgment - means to condemn, to sentence and to punish. This is God's prerogative for He has said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, saith the Lord" - Romans 12:19.  And, yes He will!

Harry, I judge fruit by His Word, NOT the soul, as that is the Lord's call, not mine.  Take a look at Matthew 7:1-5, it allows judging after you have first judged YOURSELF.  Jesus did not make a blanket statement against judgment.  He simply points out a RULE for judging.

Romans 2:11, "For there is no respect of persons with God" is proved by John 3:16. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:36 shows God's love and justice. God would be unjust if he let the unbeliever into Heaven and sent the believer to Hell. Such is not the case!  In I Timothy 5:21, the principle is the same.  Read all of Chapter 5.  These instructions show no partiality.  James 2:9 is explained by the preceding verses.  John 7:24 states, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

Harry, look at I Corinthians, Chapter 5 where Paul speaks extensively of judging, but in verses 10 & 11 he makes it quite clear that he is speaking only of those who claim to be Christians. If Christians live in open sin, we are not to associate with them in Christian fellowship. In verse 10 he says that he's not speaking of non-Christians because then we would have to leave the world. When a Christian is saved, it doesn't mean he's perfect, but rather he's willing for the Holy Spirit to work in and thru his life.  Even to be shown his own shortcomings, yet willing to overcome them by the Holy Spirit working in his life through the Word.

Paul said in I Corinthians 1:10 to ". . . be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment." Why would Paul make such a statement if judging is wrong? In I Corinthians 2:15 Paul says, "But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man." Judging is not a sin; judging is a characteristic of being a spiritual person! Satan has been lying to us, hoping that we will NOT judge, because he knows that the right kind of judgment PLEASES God and betters us spiritually so that we might be a good witness of Jesus Christ and what He did for all.
Paul actually REBUKES the Corinthians for NOT judging: "Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?" (I Cor. 6:1-5)   If judging is wrong, then why did Paul clearly tell them to JUDGE PEOPLE.  And, if judging people is wrong, how can we obey Romans 16:17-18?  2 Cor. 6:17?  2 Timothy 3:5-6?  I John 4:1?

Harry, there are so many people out there who have been so misled into believing that love equals tolerance, therefore they have adopted the position that Christians can't identify sin, because that would be judging.  Yet again, Matthew 7:2 says, "For with what judgment ye judge." This Scripture acknowledges that everyone judges.

In Jesus, by His Word, I am a judge, first of myself, by His grace.  The Lord has blessed me greatly, and I've been where you have been, and I learned by the Word and it cleansed me, and I was made whole again and washed in His blood and born again…I am saved in Grace, not of myself…it was He Who gave me the gift.

I do not look to, or attend any churches (religions) of men.  I too have gone through most of the same religions you had.   No man can help another, not even me, it must be the Holy Spirit Who wrote the Word that guides each of us in this life.  He taught me and He can teach you all things if you open your heart, not your mind, regarding judging.  I am a guide, but you must check out everything I say by the Word…it's called discernment.  And, I don't teach ME, Raymond, I teach Jesus by Grace.

Yes, you are in a spiritual battle and shall be until you leave this earth.  You will have no friends, only those who are family in Christ, our sisters and brothers in HIM.  I know Satan, my enemy, and he knows me.  I hate him and his sins, and all sins of the world.  I came out of the fog into the light of truth by HIS WORD.  Harry, get out of missions, support no religion.  If you see the poor, feed them!  You have seen it before and you answered the call.  Continue to do those things.   Teach a man…that Jesus is by faith, hope and love…use the Word and that man will no longer need earthly food or money….understand?  Give the Word (KJAV, New Testament only) and you have given him a reborn life and eternity forever.  The Word is our only standard (King James Authorized Version), use it, for there is only one Word, all others are FOG and of the devil.  Don't worry about who is sent, the Holy Spirit shall take care of that, just go, do and speak the WORD as you are taught by HIM!

I take all comments as knowledge and learning, throwing out the bad and retaining the good. Harry, I am a miracle.  Keep learning, the Holy Spirit is not done with you.

A point I wish to make…the Jewish religion was of the earth, carnal with works; animal sacrifice, temple worshippers of God.  Christianity is free, of the heart and a spiritual body not of this earth.  We are under Grace, not laws.  By our love are we complete in Jesus, and by that love fulfill the law.

A teacher by the Holy Spirit,
In His blessed love for both of us
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Koresh not Latter Day

FROM:  Tom

Raymond, Thank you for taking the time to write me.  I think I'm beginning to see what your getting at and appreciate your sincerity.  Thank you.

I also to believe your intentions are correct.
Also, I do believe in corporate fellowship as opposed to individualism.  But in the end, the interest is really in the glorification of God (I am probably a hipocrit).  I think that God has worked through many who were not 100% correct theologically.  I'm referring to the "evolution" or calling out of THE church during the protestant reformation.  Many, if not all great reformers were yolked with other beleivers?, and yet they were individuals.

A friend of mine spoke similar to what you are saying, and deep inside, I also hold to that.  He told me to just stick with the Bible and what Adventists refer to as the 'spirit of prophecy' which are ellen whites writings.  You referred to the 'words of the spirit' and I would infer that you probably agree with former part of the previous statement by staying with the Bible (God's word).  If that is the case, then I would be in perfect agreement with all the points you made.  However, I think part of that word requires submission to others and looking at the full council of God.

Well thanks again Raymond.  God bless you with your ministry of pointing people to Christ.  It was a blessing to me - and your correct - but remember- no man is an island.
PS- Raymond - I just read what you wrote the third time.  If you are followng the spirit, but not utilizing a book (bible) - that causes a genuine concern which if true, I hope you would consider not going based on 'feelings and impressions' but test the spirit by the word of God.  I would change all previously said and plea that you do not follow the spirit if the impression is not in agreement with the Bible.  But what you said about Jesus Christ is accurate and recorded in the Bible.

By God's grace - Tom

DEAR TOM:

Hi again, Tom, thanks for writing.  I don't know if you know this Tom, but I wanted to mention to you that man cannot reach GOD.  He is the Father, and to reach Him one must go through the SON, Jesus Christ, our Mediator…read John 10:1-5.

Tom, if it's not 100%, it's not of the Holy Spirit…a little leaven leavens it all - read I Cor. 5:6.  You know, Satan is wise, evil and a liar, so beware of the leaven.  Your only submission must be to the WORD by the Holy Spirit, NOT after any man or woman as Ellen White, and their writings.  If man or woman's writings lead one away from trusting the grace of God in Jesus Christ, then something is terribly wrong, and one would do well to interrogate the methods that these people have used in their teachings.

The Word of God in scripture must serve as the final judge of all human tradition and experience.  If left to ones own devices or that of other men or women we are capable of infinite self-deception, confusion and evil, just as religion and denominations are today.  That is why it is so important to turn to the scripture ONLY, studying to show ourselves approved.

In Jesus Christ, by the Holy Spirit, I am a force and a defender of HIS truth in HIS WORD.  I never rely on my feelings or impression, and certainly do test the spirits.  I am greatly blessed by the Lord and His Spirit. Tom, if you truly know Jesus, you will also know me.  I follow no religion of man OR woman.  The Word is the only truth, and I live the WORD totally!

In Christ, always
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Koresh not Latter Day

FROM:  Tom

Dear sir (raymond).  I happed onto a pages with Q&A to/from you and noticed a statement made that David Koresh came out of the Latter Day Saints church.  I think he may have attended for a time the 7th day adventist church, of which I also am a member.  I must say that the bible is much emphasized in the 7th day adventist church

DEAR TOM:

You may read the Word, buy you do not follow it, as the 7th day Adventists are a cult of Satan and Koresh is now with him.  I hope you don't go there as well, but those who follow a cult have no choice, that is, unless they come out of the cult and follow Christ.

In Christ,
Raymond

TOM'S RESPONSE...

Peace raymond..  We're all in darkness to some extent.  I was under the idea that God's children are not of any particular denomination.  Looking at that one way would be heresy.  I thought at one time I was 'following christ.'  I know, as a body of believers, the 7th day adventist church emphasize the bible and teach about christ very much.  The book 'the desire of ages' was chosen by the library of congress to be the number one book about the life of christ.  It is not denominational, but intended to be a blessing to all.  Since it seems as though you may have mistaken adventists for ladder day saints, it may be more helpful to look at things a little more objectively instead what you may have heard from someone such as hank hannagraph or something.  Theologically, I know several adventists that could run circles around him utilizing the bible alone.  But that is not the method these use.  They choose to attempt to share and apply the knowledge in their own lives.  Self denying people - allowing God to lead.  Some never parlaying with the enemy by sowing wild oats etc -  As the apostles were.  Good examples for us.

I do not think that David Koresh was correct in drifting away from the body and insisting himself to be the expert while going off into unfounded theology.  This is not limited to adventists, but many are self proclaimed experts - usually a period of rebellion in their lives, and returning to correct the rest of us.  This is harsh, I'm sorry- but I think it might be true.  We both have to answer to God.  If I can recommend anything, it would be the book 'the desire of ages' - not someones interpretation of the author, but a genuine reading.  The things I read on websites are not balanced and true and they usually point to further heresey about end time prophecies etc.
Yes raymond, in christ, Tom - indebted to you,

DEAR TOM:

Blessings are in the Mediator Jesus Christ…for He is the Christ of salvation.  No government, religion, or book can guide you as to salvation or works…one must live Him by the Words of the Holy Spirit.  Put Him in your heart and follow no man!  Seventh Day Adventists was founded by men and a woman, Ellen G. White.  All religions, denominations and non denominations are founded by men.  Truth is not after any religion.  I live Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and He knows me.  Tom, just let it be Christ and you, with nothing in between….no religion.  Praise the Lord, always!

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Thank you!

FROM:  Ulla W.

Hi,

I want to thank you for your powerful declaration that AA is of the devil. I was a member for too long until I realized that AA has a false deity and its goal is not to make people sober but to "Oxfordize" them. I have also left the Swedish Church as they arrange so-called serenity masses for AA and NA and I had to take a position on this ugly thing.

But I have Jesus Christ now and he will never forsake me. I will also study your site as I think that will help me.

God bless you

DEAR ULLA:

Thank you for writing!

The truth has set you free - - Amen!  Truly AA is NOT of the Lord, but rather of Satan.

Keep it up and serve Him only, allowing the Holy Spirit to have His way, and you will see and learn things that ONLY HE could show you…and He will teach you all things, as He has taught me things beyond all I asked to know.  Stay in the King James Version, New Testament, for the truth of His Word and it's all there just for the asking.

Ulla, you have had an "open heart" to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour, He was there for you always and has responded to YOUR call.  He is so great and His grace is sufficient for all of us!

Anytime you have a question about an article on my site, drop me an e-mail, I'm here!  That is, until the Lord takes me home!  I'm 73…and waiting with "oil in my lamp" for whenever He calls me home to be with Him forever…what a wonderful and blessed thought.

My site is: http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

Keep looking up,
In Christ, always…
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Prayer

FROM:  Stella

My daughter is in one of these churches in Portland Oregon.  Larry Huch is the pastor.
it is a cult.  He is taking all of their money and making them poor while he builds a million dollar home.

DEAR STELLA:

Satan shall steal her blind…it seems to be the way of the world today…these churches and pastors are getting richer while the people that attend them get poorer.  Tell your daughter that she cannot buy salvation…it's FREE!  All she truly needs is Jesus Christ, nothing else!

I have heard of this preacher and the things he has said from his church pulpit…tell her to check him out and she might learn the truth about him and his teachings.

Thanks for writing!
In Christ,
Raymond

http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

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SUBJECT:  Cardinal Suenens

FROM:  PJ

The late great Leon Joseph Suenens called A.A. a psuedo-prayer group at best and nothing more than a social club at worst.

DEAR PJ:

Thank you for that comment!

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Demons

FROM:  D

I am researching demons and their order and place within Satan's realm, and I was wondering if you had any books on the matter that you might recommend.

DEAR D:

Sorry, but can't recommend any of man's books on Satan's realm, other than the Bible.  That is where you would get the true picture of demons, Satan, etc.  I personally haven't read any books written on Satan and demons other than what is in the Word of God, King James Bible.  Thanks for writing!

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Baptist

FROM:  James

Dear Sir/Madam,
I was shocked to read your misinformed article on Baptists and need to inform you that your study on them is totally wrong. There is of course the possibility your site is a joke though in which case I have no quarrel with you.

DEAR JAMES:

FYI: The Sword of Truth site is not a joke, but the Baptist religion is, with lost souls as well as its founder, Smyth.  Wake up now!  Be real, get saved and come out of man's religion - NOW, before it's too late.

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Baptist

FROM:  James

Whom is this founder Smyth? My studies have shown me that what I believe comes from no man other than Jesus Christ himself. If you study history, the name Baptist, firstly Ana-baptist was given to the groups of people whom never came out of RCC but were always present in samll gatherings scattered throughout Asia, Africa and Europe in the early centuries. Sorry you have been misinformed as to them having come out of RCC, I suggest you do a more thorough research so as to give you a more accurate understanding of whom the so called Baptists are, remembering the name is one which was given them, not one a so called Smyth began.

DEAR JAMES:

Misinformed?  Jesus Christ never founded ONE denomination of religion, NOT ONE!.  You had better recheck your history on the Baptists.  John Smyth was a former Bishop in the Church of England, and in 1606 this man resigned and left that church, fled England and formed a new church, the Baptist church ….he even baptized himself  (of course that's not biblical) and other members.  He, along with Thomas Helwys and 36 others formed the 1st Baptist church of Englishmen known to have stood for baptism of believers only.  The 1st recorded Baptist church formed in England in 1610 and was Armenian in theology, teaching that all men could be saved…then came the Calvinistic or Particular Baptists, and they believed in limited atonement in which only the elect could be saved.   The Southern Baptist Convention was later founded in 1845.  The confused Baptists are lost souls, teaching another gospel and it is wrong.  Why do you keep the Law?  Why do you keep Xmas?  Why do you have a church building?  Why do you all have an American flag in the front of your Baptist church, when you agree to separation of church and state?  How about going to war and killing other of God's creation?  Did Jesus do any of this?  NO, HE DID NOT!
Wake up, there are no Baptists in heaven, just Christians, men, women and children who live Jesus Christ every day and follow Him ONLY!

In Christ,
Raymond
 

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SUBJECT:  Baptist

FROM:  James

No, Ray, you are misinformed, the Baptists were given that name by the RCC and others, they have always been around, since day one. Smyth may have started another Baptist denomination, as we here in NZ call them the Bptist union which is not the same.

Well, Raymond, here it is, it seems you have not read the fineprint:
John Smyth is one of the significant early Baptist leaders. This is his personal confession, never officially `published'. The original document is located in the Mennonite Archives, Amsterdam. Smyth's purpose in composing this confession seems to have been to stake out a distinct theological position in relation to both the main body of English separatists, and the continental Anabaptists with whom he had thrown in his lot. (See, they are not the same thing, note the ana baptists already existed as they did since day one.)

DEAR JAMES:

Do not add or take away from the body of Christ, and no, no man can make it better!  Not a John Smyth, Billy Graham, or any other man.  You have missed the point.  There is only ONE religion and it's Christian - In James we read:  "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."  James 1:27.  That is what the WORD says about RELIGION.  There is no mention made in the Bible about DENOMINATIONS, Baptist or otherwise.  CHRISTIANS began with JESUS as the ROCK, and it is a spiritual body…not after any man!  Be a Christian, not a Baptist!  Anabaptists did NOT exist since day one.  I have no idea who taught you that, and it wasn't Jesus Christ Himself as you said in an earlier e-mail.
Don't study denominational religion, study the WORD ONLY!

In Chirst,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Baptist

FROM:  James

Sorry Ray, you have avoided the subject. I am merely stating you are misinformed regarding the ana baptists whom were not started by John Smyth as you claim, nor any other man. As I have shown, they were always around in seperate small congregations since day one. They were not and are not a denomination but follow the bible as you try to also. You have born false witness here Ray and you should clarify your error, that is what it is.Read it again Ray, there were groups around as John Smyth said before he started the Baptists, so who are they?
Can you give me you site address again please Ray.

DEAR JAMES:

You have beaten around the bush - between Baptists and Anabaptists.  You title your e-mails Baptist, and even state Baptist and throw in Anabaptist.  Again, John Smyth founded the Baptist religion.  This is not a false witness, this is known truth throughout History.

Many authorities would agree that Anabaptism as we know it had its beginnings during the Reformation and Renaissance in the sixteenth century. It was during this century when reformers began re-baptizing believers and started churches that took root. The Anabaptist movement began during the Protestant Reformation in Europe in the 1500's.  Some, in history, tag it the 3rd Reformation.

The Anabaptists were not "always around" as you so stated.  Does this name ring a bell…  Nicholas Storch, Thomas Munzer (Lutheran preacher)…along with other self-styled "Prophets of Zwickau" in Saxony, Germany, around 1520's?   James, what about the Schleitheim Confession which was adopted by Swiss Brethren Conference of Feb. 24, 1527, do you adhere to the Seven Articles?  Baptism, The Ban (Excommunication), Breaking of Bread; Separation from the Abomination, Pastors in the Church, The Sword, the Oath?

James, the founders, regardless of who they are, of all man-made religions (including Anabaptist) receive their inspiration to do so from the father of lies - Satan (John 8:44).  These founders of each man made religion  make up the body of doctrines (i.e. Schleitheim Confession) concerning faith and method of worship and morals, and must be obeyed by adherents of their made up religion.  The Word of God says this about these founders of religions and all their false religious teachers - "Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain…" Jude 11.

When I have said, 'all religions are alike', is true because all of the followers of man-made religions will see their end in the lake of fire where they will be tormented forever and ever for rejecting the one true creator God of the Bible.  Now, James you say: 'My studies have shown me that what I believe comes from no man other than Jesus Christ himself.'.  Then tell me James, why do you call yourself Anabaptist or Baptist?  There were even other groups that came through Anabaptists: the Amish, Dunkards, Landmark Baptists, Hutterites, Beachy and Brethren groups.

In Luke, Chapter 13, we see that as the Lord Jesus journeyed towards Jerusalem, He was asked if only a few people would be saved (Lk. 13:23). His answer was that many would seek to enter through the narrow gate by way of the fact that they had eaten and drunk in his presence [participated in the Passover meal aka Communion] and heard His teachings [Bible studies and sermons] (Lk. 13:26). All these people believed that they knew the Lord Jesus and that they belonged to Him because of their activities (Lk. 13:27). However, the Lord Jesus described these people as workers of iniquity [sin] and rejects them. There can only be one reason why the Lord Jesus would reject these people who thought they knew Him and belonged to Him! The reason being that they were engaged in a form of religion using His name.  They never could fully and truly appreciate the good news message of the New Testament that salvation, by way of the Lord Jesus Christ, is only by God's grace and consists of faith PLUS NOTHING. This is why, the people the Lord Jesus spoke of, described what they had done in His name to justify their worthiness (Lk. 13:26). They were relying on faith plus their religious works in His name to justify their salvation.

James, what is your salvation based upon? Your Anabaptist studies, or the Word. The answer to this question will determine your eternal destiny.  Are you a professing Anabaptist, or a professing Christian?  Paul has asked each professing Christian to: "Examine yourselves, whether you are in the faith; prove yourselves...." (2 Cor. 13:5).  How do we do that?  Jesus gave us the answer which is recorded in John 5:39: "Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me."

James, regardless of all your little Anabaptist groups all over the world, I will say to you…you have a right to believe whatever you choose, and you have a free will choice to go to hell if you choose being Anabaptist over being Christian (Christ like).  I warn people James, just as I'm doing right now….but the Anabaptist "religion" groups has put blinders on you…take them off and seek Jesus Christ alone… NOTHING ELSE!!!!

In Christ,
Raymond
http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

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SUBJECT:  Baptist

FROM:  James

Ray, I am a christian, and saved, I worship with other believers.When people ask me what I am, I am a christian whom holds the bible as final authority.As for my worship I fellowship at Bible baptist.Thanx for the web site address.

DEAR JAMES:

Only the Holy Spirit knows if you are truly a Christian!  If you know the Bible, then you would realize that you can not worship with others…that's Jewish Law.  You live Jesus Christ  ALONE, by being Christ-like, by the Holy Spirit.  The Baptist religion needs your money and membership for their cult beliefs.  You have been deceived by a false teaching and belief.  James, you are on the wrong road.

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  trilaterial commission

FROM:  John

A lot of what you say is true but I think one of or main focus points here is to bash Catholicism and try in make your evangelistic or cutting edge religion or whatever you are look like you are so much more intelligent and knows what is going on. Is it that you are one of Satan's deception tools to stray people from Catholicism and the Pope. How is it you know so much? I've read similar articals on the catholic encyclopedia web and they say a lot of the same things you do to try to warn us all but they don't try to bash any other religion like you do, in fact they say there's a lot of good people who aren't catholic that will be saved and see heaven.
                                                                  Tell the whole truth not just in parts that suit you and remember what you preach God knows all so be carefull.

DEAR JOHN:

Thanks for the e-mail.  I don't bash as you say, but I do warn with a two edged sword, the Word!  I do not serve Satan, nor a religion, or man.  I write and speak as the Holy Spirit leads!  The pope is evil and serves Satan.

There is no easy way to warn anyone - I just tell them the truth as the Word of the Lord does.  Just being good doesn't get anyone to heaven, and it doesn't matter what religion one belongs to.  Just make sure you are one of the saved in Christ.

John, I teach only what I have been taught by the Holy Spirit.  Yes, He knows it all, and I tell it all….He knows me and I know Him…do you?

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  (no subject)

FROM:  Tyler

Hello, I just read your artical about baptists and catholic's. I have to say that i am a baptist and everything you say in your artical that the baptists believe is incorrect about my churh. I agree that some arminian baptists might belive that but i believe you are saved by Gods grace through faith in him, not by works of righteousness that we have done but by Gods mercy he saved us. (titus 3:5) let me know what you think.
God bless

HI TYLER:

Thanks for writing!

All Baptists are taught Law and religion.  The Baptist religion is a man made religion.  They teach another gospel, one of works, read their history.  If you firmly believe Titus 3:5, then why be part of a religion, just be a Christian, a follower of Jesus and Grace; Christ living in your heart, He's not in a building made with hands. One does not need a religion in order to have salvation, so why be a Baptist in name….just live Christ every day as the Word so dictates to each one of us.

Thanks tyler, and if you have any further questions, write again.

In Christ,
Raymond

NOVEMBER 2003
SUBJECT:  Assembly and Fellowship

FROM:  Donald

Dear Brother Raymond,

Timothy, my Brother in Christ (who also happens to be my brother in the flesh), shared the link to your website in an email recently.  He told me that he has been reading TRUTH revealed at your site for some time, and commented as to the depths of understanding he has been receiving in THE WORD.  I thank our God and Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus, for the work and teaching of the Holy Spirit, in our lives.

Since first visiting your place on the internet, I have read many of your articles (not all yet).  I look forward to what further TRUTH the Holy Spirit preparing us for in these last days.  The WORD is my only source by which the Holy Spirit teaches me.  However, in Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit has used all my experiences of life and the thought provoking testimonies (letters of men - taught by the Spirit of the Living God) to guide my path to walk a closer walk with HIM.

You will fully understand though when I tell you, that before I came out from among them... (2 Corinthians 6:17-18 KJV)  "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, {18} And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." ...I was unclean, full of confusion and error.

Now that I have come out from among them... (Revelation 17:1-5 KJV)  "And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: {2} With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. {3} So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. {4} And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: {5} And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." ...The Lord Almighty has received me, and is a Father unto me, and I am HIS son.

The great whore that sits upon many waters, being the "MOTHER OF HARLOTS" has many daughters (the religions of men).  I am certain you are well aware of this Raymond.  I have come out from among them all (the religions of men.  I have no (known) fellowship with them or the world anymore for that matter.  I seek  continual fellowship with Almighty Gods Son Jesus Christ... (1 Corinthians 1:9 KJV)  "God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord." ...and to be counted among the faithful saints in Christ Jesus.

I realize that Jesus says, (Matthew 18:20 KJV)  "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." ... however at the moment I am not part of any local group of saints.  You have provided several articles regarding "Fellowship", and through much of your writing I gather that your understanding of "local group gathering of the saints" is of no Scriptural merit or of little value.  Yet you mention in various places about your personal life and testimony that you do attend a "local group" and hold some position of responsibility as a teacher.  Is this so?

Please understand, I am not challenging you.  The fact is, I find myself without any local group contact with other saints.  Having removed myself from mans religion, I have also removed myself from any search or desire (at the moment) to be part of any local group.  If I may put it thus, I would say that I have been going through a desert experience.  I have growing desire (NEED) to share the one and only TRUE gospel of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ with lost souls.  (Ephesians 6:19 KJV) "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,"

If led to do so, pray for me Brother Raymond, as I also have NEED to unclutter my life of things (useless WANTS).

When studying the WORD of God... (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)  "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." ... I study only from the Authorized King James (no margin notes) bible.  All other versions (by bible revisionists) and even KJV's with margin notes, have by my experience, led to nothing but confusion and error.

I remain yours in Christ, (John 6:37 KJV)  "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out."  We may choose to walk away from HIM, but HE will not walk away from us.  I desire to remain in HIM throughout eternity.  Having been in HIS thoughts before the foundation of the world, I desire no other place to be.  Resting in HIM!

Donald

(John 3:3-5 KJV)  "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. {4} Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? {5} Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (physical birth) and of the Spirit (spiritual birth), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."

(John 3:7 KJV)  "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again."

(1 Peter 1:23 KJV)  "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever."

DEAR DONALD:

Praise the Lord that both you and Timothy have come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  I also know how the Holy Spirit uses the experiences of life and what one sometimes must go through, and then how it is later used in life, perhaps not for one's self, but for another person coming to the saving knowledge of Christ.  Yes, the Word is also my only source, and has been taught to me by the Holy Spirit for over 30 years now.

Donald, I know how you felt at the very depth of confusion and error - I too was there before I came out from among them.  How true the things you said and how well we both know that God is not the author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33), while we both admit that confusion did exist and I (and most likely you also) have repented from those works and learned from this that God is certainly not to be blamed for the situation that we both allowed to exist (over a period of too many years for me). How many more today do the same?   If only they would seek Jesus Christ with repentance in their hearts and allow the Holy Spirit to bring them out of darkness unto salvation…these too would "come out" from "her" and all her "daughters".
Man isn't much different today as in times past.  Man has always had an aversion to following the will of God (since in the garden), but rather directing his own steps according to his own flesh, or to have them directed by his local religion or man's traditions, just like the Jews did for 40 years in the desert.  It's truly sad to watch these victims of religious error (as I was in at one time).  If only they would seek Jesus as we did, but they 1st must have the desire for the truth of the Word.  Truth alone will make one free (John 8:32).  Jesus said that He is "…the Way, the Truth, and the Life" (John 14:6). Since Jesus is the Truth, we are sanctified in Him (I Cor. 1:2) and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God (I Cor. 6:11), also Jude 1.  Amen brother!

Donald, our fellowship with man is of no merit toward salvation.  I fellowship with my wife each and every day…it's been difficult to have a bible study in my home or go to another's home lately, due to my health…but many drop by and call on the phone, and that's fellowship, just talking about the Lord… yet, I would never tell you not to fellowship with other Christians…in fact you and I are fellowshipping in our e-mails…and where does that fellowship take us?  It takes us with HIM, for you and I are having fellowship one with another, because: "…if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another…." I John 1:7.  Our fellowship is because of "…Christ in you, the hope of glory", and, I will teach any man or woman who wants to know what that "hope of glory" in us is, and warn every person I come in contact with, to: Be not deceived, Beware of evil, Shun evil and to Take Heed…for Jesus said: "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." (Rev. 3:21).   The Lord, by His Spirit, has given me the gift of teaching…which is not of myself, for I am no one, nothing, nor is it of any other man's teaching, or bible schools...there is no certificate involved here…just the love of His Word and the gift of teaching of His blessed Hope!  I know that you understand this, and not too many would.  Yes, you also must witness of Christ to all he brings to you, and the Holy Spirit will lead you as to what to say, and from what I see, you are very much grounded in the Word.  Praise Him!

Remain in the Authorized King James Donald, and like you, I too have no marginal notes.  I have a "leather like" (plastic in other words), "large print", "no marginal notes", "New Testament only" KJAV Bible.  It's the greatest!  I can't complain, it hasn't fallen apart yet, and I know right where to go (without "book cheaters") to find exactly what I need, and all with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Well, Donald, let's keep in touch between you, Tim and myself…it has been a fantastic fellowship with you, and may His Spirit continue to guide you in all you do and say.  You certainly have my prayers!  Amen, my brother in Christ!!

until He comes for us
brother Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Re: Another page that is full of junk

FROM:  Jon

JON SAYS: I understand much more than you think.  You say, "I do not interpret the scripture"...yet you tell me I'm forbidden to interpret scripture.  You speak with a forked tongue!

RAYMOND SAYS:  Jon:  I said:  "I don't interpret, but I can read and I know the truth by the Word through the Holy Spirit…" I also said: "You, Jon, are forbidden to interpret the scriptures, so you must take the word of these catholic (your so called "priestIy") liars.  You dare not disagree with the Catholic church.   I boast in the Holy Spirit who taught me Scriptural truth, not after man or religion."  These, Jon, are my words!

Jon, there's no forked tongue here…you tell me,  are Catholics able to interpret God's Word for themselves?   C'mon now, you know the answer as well as I do.  What does your catechism say?  I'll tell you!

The Catholic Church teaches:  (100) The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted SOLELY to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him. (Page 35).

Now, Jon, the Word of God says:  "Study to shew theyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Tim. 2:15); "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me". (John 5:39); "But the anointing (Holy Spirit) which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." (I John 2:27)

Well, Jon, just us little ol' common people are commanded to study the Bible and to know all that it teaches.  Jon, if one is saved, then that person has the Holy Spirit residing in him/her, and He will teach them.  If one does teach the Word, then you and I had better check out just what they are teaching and if it is according to the Word of God.  It's far better to heed the instructions of God rather than men.  The instructions of men need to be according to the Word, and not according to man's written catechisms.  It is God we answer to, NOT man!

JON SAYS:  But you do the will of your father, for your father has taught you well.  You don't even see your own deceipt.  When the time comes you will be fooled easily and all those you took away from the Word will be with you and their blood will be on your head.  For it is written that who so ever harms one such as these, it would be better for him that a great millstone was strapped around his kneck and he was cast into the sea.  This you would not understand, because if you were called to understand you would come away from your wicked ways.

RAYMOND SAYS:  Yes, I will continue to do the will of my Father, for the Holy Spirit has taught me well, thank you!  What I have learned is not of myself, but by the Holy Spirit, for I am a nobody.  And, I will continue in the Word daily to "shew myself approved".  You, Jon, Jon, continue on in your Catholic church's view on Bible doctrine which seems to be subservient to, or at least equal to, tradition and philosophy:

CCC (80): "Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture, then, are bound closely together and communicate one with the other.  For both of them, flowing out from the same divine well-spring, come together in some fashion to form one thing and move toward the same goal."  Each of them makes present and fruitful in the Church the mystery of Christ, who promised to remain with his own "always, to the close of the age." (Page 31)

My, oh, my!  This sounds like man's vain babbling, which does nothing for anyone other then "increase unto more ungodliness" (2 Tim. 2:16) and it doesn't even make sense.    Oh, Jon, how many times are we warned in Scripture to be cautious of vain philosophies and traditions.  When one starts following tradition and philosophies, and puts them above the Word of God, they are in error:  "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." (Col. 2:8) and "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers: But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:" (I Peter 1:18-19)

JON SAYS:  My words offend you because I speak the truth.  You run from it and cower from it, and make empty threats to me from a dark place.  Take delight then in your preverted ways, because your time will be short.  I will always remain humbled before my God and not boast, because I am his servant.

RAYMOND SAYS:  Jon, I'm not offended and no offense to you, but you do not speak the truth.  I can't lie here, what you speak is perverted, the lies which have been imbedded in your brain by the catholic religion, all of which are perverted.  Do I look like I'm running or cowering?  I can't run Jon, I can barely walk and my new wheel chair arrives on Monday.  Threats?   I haven't threatened you!  I have warned you of the dangers of religion and told you the truth.  That's what any good friend would do.  From a dark place?  Only when I turn the lights off to go to bed!  Yes, Jon, continue to humble yourself before your god and not boast because you are his servant!  You surely have spoken it.  And what god is it you serve?  Whose god is it?  Jon, the god you serve is not the God of the Word.  Yes, you are your catholic god's servant!

JON SAYS:  You say, I can help you!  Then you tell me how these things, these sacred traditions, the holiest of holy people cannot save me, but you put forth your hand and say, "Jon, I can help you!"  If these can't help me, nor all the saint's who gladly gave their life for the Truth, then how can such as you help me?

RAYMOND SAYS:  Hey, Jon, I can only help you if you allow me to, and I can't save you, only show you truth in His Word…BUT, NOWHERE IN SCRIPTURE are we told that your catholic "so called" sacred traditions, and your holiest of holy people can save you, nor does it even come close to being equal to God's Scripture.  Jon, your church, your sacred traditions, your holiest of holy people CANNOT save you - RIGHT!  CORRECT!!  AND YES, NOT EVEN THE SAINTS, and I'm not speaking about the catholic "saints", for there are NONE.  The only saints are those who have believed in the past and given their lives gladly for Christ, and those who are alive today (not yet asleep in the grave) and believe in Jesus Christ and be with Him for all eternity….these are all "saints" by the Word.  I know, that's a tough one.

JON SAYS:  You are a deceiver, I will not come out of the light and step into the darkness.  For sure I have seen it, because the Spirit has revealed it to me that those who live in darkness love it, and they call to us with lustful eyes (2 Peter 2).

RAYMOND SAYS:  Jon, the catholic religion is darkness, full of blasphemy and murder.  The Catholic religion tortured and killed millions of Christians who refused to bow the knee to the papacy…do you want names and dates?  This religion has changed the Gospel message.  Paul says in the Word: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.   If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Gal. 1:8-9

The Catholic religion brings another gospel … a sacramental gospel.  What does the Scripture say?  Let it be ACCURSED.

"A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject.  Titus 3:10

"If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha I Cor. 16:22

"To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.  I Cor. 5:5

JON SAYS:  I look around and now that the truth was revealed to me, I fear the time is close, maybe not in my lifetime but soon.  Because the world is ripe, the one told by Jesus and the prophets will come and he will come in His holy name, saying he is Him, and those who are weak and those who were decieved will be decieved by him because of the wonders and signs he will show them.  They will make him a king, and worship him.  Even now his spirit is in the world, which is evident because so many have wondered away.  So many are deceived so easily.

RAYMOND SAYS:  Yes, Jon, the truth has been revealed to you, the time is close and probably in your lifetime…but, you will not accept it…you won't accept the true Word, Jesus Christ.  Yes, Jon, your religion has deceived and accountable number, and it is you Jon who is under the umbrella of deception, and you are willing to accept, without reservation the thoughts and traditions of men who lived centuries ago, and you are in conformance with whatever this RC church teaches.  You know that your catholic religion preaches another Jesus…yours and RCC's Jesus lives inside a piece of bread.  Your false bibles, your catechism, your priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals and popes (maybe 2 presently?) say things and teach things that Jesus did not say and remove things that He did say.

Yes, many like yourself, members of the RCC, are deceived so very easily.  And, no doubt, you will be on the earth to receive the "false Christ", for the church of Rome is the synagogue of Satan, and her 'holy' father, the False Prophet, along with the "Antichrist", and all those who refuse to come out of her, will have as their final destination, their damnation in the "Lake of Fire" (at a later date of course).

JON SAYS:  The Spirit's lesson is wise, that I should not waste my time on such as you.

RAYMOND SAYS:  Jon, if you no longer have a desire for the truth, then I can understand your statement.  For all I have to give you is truth, and perhaps the truth is just too much for you to handle.  I will continue to obey my Lord and share the Word of Life in boldness…and, Jon, I tell you truth in love as I do all.  I do not want to let anyone go to the Lake of Fire because I feel I'm wasting my time on them…that would not be love, but hate!   I love you Jon, but I hate the false teachings of the catholic religion you adhere to.

In love, through His Spirit
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Re: Another page that is full of junk

FROM:  Jon

Well, when you said you hate, that summed it up for me.

Jesus teaches (and so does the Catholic Church) not to hate anyone - and the Catholic Church is not a thing, it's a body of men in Christ, making it a church (so don't try getting around there).

So I think I'm gonna just stick with what I know to be right and true despite all the conspiracy theories floating around out there- all lies created by Satan.

It's obvious to me you pick and choose which scriptures you want to believe and which ones you don't...which ever ones are most pleasing to your ears to justify avoiding what Jesus commanded us to do (and all the scriptures which show the apostles did all these things).

Yes, I speak of what I read and what I know, which is exactly what you speak of...what you know and what you've read.

For you information, I've read the entire bible front to back.  Not just one translation but multiple English Translations, including the KJV (which is an out of date version of the English dialect that is harder to understand for most people...now, if you want a conpiracy theory here's one:   This is probably why most fundamentalists press that it's the best bible and only true bible, because heaven for bid if anyone should actually understand it on their own.  If they did they'd see what Jesus commanded and, probably, do as they were told to do...which means less money to the pocket of the preacher because less people would be coming to his church.  Just an entertaining thought is all- since we're on the subject of conspiracy).

DEAR JON, YOU POOR LOST SOUL:

You do not know your Bible, read Revelation 2:6 and Revelation 2:15…I only hate sin!

The Roman Catholic religion is a cult…WAKE UP!  You know nothing but Catholic heresy!  Jon, you are deceived!  The Holy Spirit wrote only ONE book, the King James Authorized Version (1611), New Testament only.  Which god do you follow?  Your god is Satan!  I reject you and your religion!  I am not looking for any more contact with you, you are a heretic!

1Cor 16:22 (KJV) If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

In Christ,  Raymond
 

OCTOBER 2003
SUBJECT:   (no subject)

FROM:  Gabrielle

i just read your article bashing the catholic church. maybe you should learn more about the catholic religion and church before you tell lies about it. we do believe in Jesus Christ and the most Holy Trinity. among many other things you have wrong about the religion!! get more infor on the church before you go bashing it with lies. any catholic who reads your comment know without doubt that it is false information. the bible i read says the father of lies is satan. look at yourself in the mirror before judging others.

DEAR GABRIELLE:

Thank you for writing such gracious words.  I should learn more about the catholic church and religion?  Gabrielle, catholics I know, the catholic religion I know, as I was in the catholic religion for nearly 40 years.  I studied at Notre Dame as a Holy Cross brother, and studied 1st hand about the catholic religion I was born into, baptized in, raised as, and deceived in.  You, Gabrielle, have also been deceived in your life as a catholic.  You just don't know it yet! You believe everything they tell you, from the baptismal font to the time you are placed in a casket in front of the altar. Then it is too, too late!  And, nowhere in the Bible will you find we are justified by baptism…there is no newness of life through baptism…it does not save anyone!

What I have written about the catholic church is truth!  Why don't you check out my entire site on the web:  http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/articles.html

Of course the things I write about the church will not be accepted by the catholics because they are deceived and would not check out anything on their own for fear of being excommunicated from their false religion.

You know, the Lord abhors idolatry and condemns it throughout the Scriptures!  Yet, those who belong to the catholic church would do absolutely anything to protect a religious system based on teaching lies to its member partakers.  And, many times over you will accept their lies!  Just as I did! UNTIL a Christian person comes along and tells you to check things out on what you've  learned, and it's put upon your heart by the Holy Spirit to check the catholic religion out, and begin studying what it's really all about, right from the very beginning…and guess what, the things you have been taught in the catholic religion will not be the same as what the Holy Spirit could teach you in the Word, the real truth.

You could tell me a million times that you "believe in Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity".  Most Catholics and most others say that, but believing in Jesus Christ is more than just mentally acknowledging Him.  Believing in Him involves entrusting your soul and life to Jesus Christ, and the only way that can happen is if you accept the Lord God's free gift of salvation as in Ephesians 2:8-9 - "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast."King James Version

The point is whether or not you have the Holy Spirit in you, for without the Spirit of Christ you are reprobate; you are none of His.  Are you saved by Grace through faith?  Not if you are a catholic!  Impossible!

If you know your Catholic theology you will understand that it denies justification by faith alone and requires human effort in addition to God's grace to be saved…and you should know that  Catholicism denies that it is works that save us….and rightly so.  But, it turns right around and contradicts itself when it teaches that you must do certain things in order to be justified, like be baptized, go to confession, attend mass, receive the bread god…Catholics attempt to get to heaven through their sacraments, well, most of them and the 10 commandments.  Well, guess what…we are either saved by grace through faith alone or we are not.

Gabrielle, I just want to tell you that if you continue in your traditions of men and the pagan idolatry and rituals that it pushes…you are adding to the finished work of Christ on the cross. In other words, as the Catholics say, you also are saying that what Christ did for us was not adequate to save anyone.  This is NOT the case with the true Christian…we are saved by grace through faith, not grace through faith and our works. Read Romans 11:6.

I know what the Catholic church teaches on justification, and you had better look at it…
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SAYS:

…Council of Trent; Canon 9 - If anyone says that the sinner is justified by faith alone…let him be anathema.

Catechism of the Catholic Church says:

1992 Justification has been merited for us by the Passion of Christ who offered himself on the cross as a living victim, holy and pleasing to God, and whose blood has become the instrument of atonement for the sins of all men. Justification is conferred in Baptism, the sacrament of faith. It conforms us to the righteousness of God, who makes us inwardly just by the power of his mercy. Its purpose is the glory of God and of Christ, and the gift of eternal life:

THE WORD OF GOD SAYS:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.  Where is boasting then?  It is excluded.  By what law? Of works?  Nay: but by the law of faith.  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law." Romans 3:23-28

Catechism of the Catholic Church says:
... 977 Our Lord tied the forgiveness of sins to faith and Baptism: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. He who believes and is baptized will be saved." Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification, so that "we too might walk in newness of life."

Canon 30 - If anyone says that after the reception of the grace of justification the guilt is so remitted and the debt of eternal punishment so blotted out to every repentant sinner, that no debt of temporal punishment remains to be discharged either in this world or in purgatory before the gates of heaven can be opened, let him be anathema.

THE WORD OF GOD SAYS:

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace." (Ephes. 1:7)…If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9)  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

Gabrielle, it is a fact: Jesus Christ has already paid your sin debt.  The gates of heaven have already been opened!  We do not have temporal punishment on us, neither in this world or in the catholic "purgatory" (there is no such place).

I ask that you not take my word for one thing, but to search it out "with all readiness of mind"…and to search the Scriptures whether these things be true.

Thank you again for writing,
In Christ's love,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:   CHRISTIAN MYTHOLOGY

FROM:  Rahshea/Sayyid

 I FOUND YOUR ARTICLE ON THE HISTORY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT VERY
INFORMATIVE,ALTHOUGH IT IS VERY BIASED AND CRITICAL TOWARDS THE
JEWISH FAITH. I DO NOT ADHERE TO THE PROTOCOL OF THE ZIONISTS OR RABBIS WHO PROMOTE THE LAW AS  A RELIGION OF MANKIND( THE SO CALLED GENTILES) IN ADDITION AS A NEUTRALIST I AM INCLINED TO ASSERT OR QUESTION THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY,AS YOU AND I KNOW HAS ITS ROOTS IN:THE EGYPTIAN CULT OF THE GODS(OSIRIS,HORUS,ISIS), THE PERSIAN MITHRA CHRIST IDEOLOGY.AND THE KRISHNA OF HINDU FAITH,NOT TO MENTION  OVER  ONE HUNDRED DIRECT PARALLELS OF "JESUS CHRIST" COMPARED TO THE SUN GOD HORUS) I AM NOT ANTI-CHRISTIAN NOR DO I AIM TO DISCREDIT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP. IN CONCLUSION I WOULD LIKE TO  SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. FROM THE CONCEPTION.TO BIRTH , DEATH AND THE HISTORICAL RESSURECTION....  HAVE ALL BEEN PLAGERISED AND WAS PROMULGATED AS THE TRUTH BY THE CHRISTIANS OF THE LEFT HAND, WHO WITH THEODOSIUS AND CONSTANTINE(ROMAN EMPERORS) MADE "JESUS CHRIST INTO AN ACTUAL HISTORICAL FIGURE,CONTRAR TO THE BIOGRAPHICAL EXISTANCE., ONLY IN THESPIRIT ACCORDING TO THE GNOSTICS AND THE ESSENES . THE NICENE COUNCILS, IN 325 AND 381A. D. CONSTITUTIONALIZED CHRISTIANITY  AS THEOFFICIAL RELIGION OF THE "HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE". WITH OUT FURTHER ADO I WOULD END THIS NOTE BY SAYING CHRISTIANITY, JUDAISM, AND ISLAM HAS ITS ROOTS IN ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY,AND SHOULD BE NOT TA-KEN AS THE OFFICIAL WORD OF "GOD" ACCORDING TO YOUR PURVUE OFRIGHTEOUSNESS. IT IS INCUMBENT ON ME AND ALL INTELLIGENT OPENMINDED NON -BIASED SCHOLARS, TO INFORM YOU THAT ALL RELIGION INHIBITS THE LOGICAL MIND, AND THUS PRODUCES TUNNELVISION. THEJEWS ARE NOT THE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF HUMANITY ACCORDING TO THE ANCIENT TEXTS, NOR ARE THE CHRISTIANS THE AUTHORITIVE VICE-GERENTS OF HUMANITYS' BELIEF SYSTEM. IN ALL SINCERITY I ASK YOU TO STUDY WORLD HISTORY IN DEPTH AS IT IS PERTAINENT TO TRULY UNDER-STANDING ALL RELIGION........... PLEASE E-MAIL ME BACK IF YOU DO NOT THINK IM THE "ANTI-CHRIST"  THIS IS LOVE NOT HATE.  PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT ..........

DEAR RAHSHEA/SAYYID:

Mythology is Satan's workshop and has nothing to do with history or the Word (Bible).  The Jews were only a small part of creation or history.  Religion is a cult and misleading.  My Christianity is not as you purpose, I have a wisdom and knowledge of the Tri-unity of God as not many others have…I am blessed.  You are right about the Egyptian cult and its false gods.  Even by your depiction of history , you have relied on the past of who, but by what source?  Do you have a copy of your history or facts?  I do not rely on any history, not even history facts produced by man or religious ideology.  I know all the evils of Satan's world and his use of religion to deceive mankind!  Television is Satan's tool, like religion of the world!  History only proves ONE thing, the truth of the Lord's Word, His Word is true and will stand alone, its not of a man or Satan.

All cults shall end…all religions of man shall fail…History is but a myth of Satan's world and his attempt to deceive all men.  You are in a very deep area, can you handle it?  What I'm speaking of goes back before the angels were created.

Thank you for writing,
In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:   Your almost out of time

FROM:  jktcteague

Satan, you still lose.

DEAR JKTCTEAGUE:

So do you!  Sorry!

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:   The Great Ecclesiastical Conspiracy

FROM:  V.R.

Here is the real truth about hierachy of authority in the church.  The true body of Christ is not churchianity.

DEAR V.R.:

Amen!  You are correct - the true body of Christ is NOT churchianity!

Thank you for writing, the site you offered was very interesting with a good start, but in it there is just a tentacle of Satan's plan for church control worldwide, which includes the buildings and its subjects.  They are all sheep being led to the slaughter.  The end is at hand, this world is going to explode soon - keep looking up!

Not many could ever imagine the evil that Satan shall release on this creation, then will come the Lord's wrath on all evil in this world…we will win with Him, and it shall all come to pass!  Soon, very soon!

"But as it is written, EYE HATH NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NEITHER HAVE ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN, THE THINGS WHICH GOD HATH PREPARED FOR THEM THAT LOVE HIM."

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:   Mary

FROM:  Phil

On your website about Mary you seem to claim that she is an 'Evil Goddess'. Surely the Mother of Christ would have been the one to truly know Christ was the messiah accepting him as her lord and saviour. There seems nothing intrinsically evil in that...

DEAR PHIL:

The Mary of the Bible is the flesh mother of Jesus Christ and is a blessed woman, but she can save no one, she also needed salvation through her Son, just as we do. I did not say that the TRUE Mary, mother of Jesus, the Word, is the Evil Goddess…it is the "Catholic Mary" that is the evil goddess.

The "Mary" of the Catholic religion is NOT the Mary of the Bible…the Roman Catholic religion has simply taken her name and superimposed it on top of a pre-existing goddess.  Only the Catholics call her the Queen of Heaven…they say she is the mother of god (their god)….and they believe that she redeems all men of the Catholic church from Satan, and that salvation of man must come from Jesus and pass through HER (catholic Mary) for their salvation, thus believing that Mary is the co-redemtrix with Jesus…THIS IS NOT TRUE.  Mary is not the mother of God, nor can she save anyone.  The Catholic "Mary" is the "Evil Goddess"

How could the Catholic Mary possibly be co-redeemer with Jesus Christ when the Bible says (speaking of Jesus):  "Neither is there salvation in ANY other: for there is NONE other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12).

Jesus said: "They that worship the Father must worship him in spirit and in truth."  God will not accept the Catholic worship or any other worship based on a falsehood, a lie.  They must repent of perish.

"For there is one God, and ONE MEDIATOR between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."     (I Timothy 2:5) (Emphasis mine)

Thank you for writing,
In Christ, Raymond

SEPTEMBER 2003
SUBJECT:  Once again

FROM:   Michael

I just read your latest article, Analyzing The Gospels.
Once again I thank the Holy Spirit for His guidance in bring me to your website.

Your words always seem to confirm my understanding of God's Word as I "hear" it in my heart.

I pray for you, and thank God for inspiring you with His Holy Spirit.

With Love,
Your brother in Christ

DEAR MICHAEL:

What a blessing to hear from you today!  I pray all is well with you and the children.

Blessings to you my brother in Christ!

Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Please help

FROM:   Tina

Thank you for your reply. I am a practicing Christian who has been saved by HIS Grace. We are currently in the process of adoption but I feel convicted to make God in control of HIS will through my body. I feel as though I have commited a terrible sin and would like to try to make things right with God. Thank you for your reply.
God Bless you
In HIS Name

DEAR TINA:

The Lord forgives all sin if it's from the heart, not the unpardonable sin though, and you have not committed the unpardonable sin.  Yes, ALL sin is terrible, but repent and start again in Jesus Christ right from where you are at, today.  Look ahead, don't look back, rather look to Jesus and continue having faith in Him.

If you can't afford the reversal, which I could understand, because if my wife needed it, we couldn't afford one either.  We would continue to trust the Lord.  In trusting the Lord, you do not worry about the reversal so that you can have a child, just remember, that the child you may get will be sent to you by the Lord, even though you did not give birth, that baby will still be yours and the Lord will give you the responsibility of bringing that child up in the ways of the Lord…I can't think of anything more beautiful, then to be presented with a child (even though it was birthed by someone else) to bring him or her up in the ways of the Lord.  Praise the Lord Tina, because the Lord may have a blessing for you soon, and you can't do anything better then the Lord can.  So, get ready for your blessing and praise Him always!

Keep in touch and let us know how things are going, blessings to you!

A brother in Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Subj: Ana-Baptists

FROM:   Michelle

I will definatly be in heaven. I know for sure. I believe almost everything you say, except for the once saved always saved thing. I don't believe you can lose your faith, and that is what I believe. Well anyways. I know I will be in heaven, I swear on my life and any other life. Trust me, when WE get to Heaven ask the Lord for a Michelle Phelps. I'll be there. It seems to me you are a Jew, my grandmother works with the Jewish and she goes around the city and whenever she leaves for vacation or whatever she shares her beliefs to the Jews also when she sees them wherever she goes. My grandmothers name is Wilma. Perhapes you have heard of the organization she works for, "Beth Sar Shalom." No, she is not Jewish but she has a strong passion for them because she knows about the 144,000 Witnesses in the End Times, and she knows that they are God's people and have been lost. I believe what she believes. I don't know what to say to let you know I am definatly a Christian, but all I can say is just ask for me in Heaven, I WILL be there! Don't argue, just ask. Thanks for your time, Sir.

Your SISTER in CHRIST,
Michelle
P.s. Where in Michgan do you live? I have family up there!

DEAR MICHELLE:

I live in Monroe, Mi., south east side of the state, near Ohio border.  Michelle, read Mark 9:43 - 48.  Religion has destroyed you, argue with Scripture, it says it all.  I'm warning you of hell, not trying to put you there, but Scripture does not lie.  I'm not Jewish, but Christian!  Your grandmother needs help also, she can't save any Jews, they are doomed!  Also, you cannot swear on your life or anyone else's life - read the Word - Matt. 5:34-37.  If you want to know more about Once Saved Always Saved - let me know, and I'll answer your questions.

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Subj: Ana-Baptists

FROM:   Michelle

I don't want to know about anything else. you believe what you want to and i'll believe what i want to. See you soon.
Shell

p.s. all my friends, family, church, youth group, and school, think you are psycho. sorry.

p.s.s. if you are praying for me, please stop. nothing against what you believe but i don't need any prayer. much thanks

DEAR MICHELLE:

You are the blind being led by a blind man, but you have a free will choice to pick your road to hell.  They thought Jesus was wrong also.  Michelle, I don't pray for people, faith comes by hearing the Word, you can't pray any one to heaven!  No problem!  I believe you are very young, and you definitely need help!  I'll be watching when you stand at the White throne Judgment.

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  APPLICATION

FROM:   Fredrick

Please publish us on your mailing list.
Thanx
Fredrick C.
Aussenkehr
Republic Of Namibia
Southwest Africa

DEAR  FREDRICK:

Thank you for writing!  We do not have a mailing list, all articles that I write are on the Sword of Truth Web site.  Please feel free to read any of it or copy the written material.  We are truly far from each other across the world, but if you have any questions please feel free to write me again.

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  god's elect are among us

FROM:   (anonymous)

itll be hard for you to accept this but ive seen a demon.he was short and had bleached blonde hair.spiked.dark clothing.the way i saw this was through the eyes of my guardian angel.it decided i was becoming too aware and put the feeling of death and overwheming hatered within me.they do exist,and have existed since the flood of noah's time,thats a long time to influence alot of things.the fifth trump was sounded the moment satan enter the garden of eden to temped eve so here we are on the brink,my patience is wearing thin,let's get on with this,the spiritual minds are too far between to unite at this point and it would , with the way the government deals with its relegious "fanatics"to create a union of the elect.but we are out there and waiting to be the voice box of the spirit that sees the hearts of all men and can be understood by all...waiting

DEAR FRIEND:

Yes, you are correct, I can't accept what you said, because it's not of the Word… You may have seen a demon, but you have no guardian angel that you saw, that is a Catholic belief.  You can have the Holy Spirit Who has the power over devils, and those devils were before Noah, Adam in the garden.  Be a good witness of the Word by the Holy Spirit.  Fight the good fight.  Believe no religion of man.  Thank you for writing.

In Christ,  Raymond

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SUBJECT:  tks

FROM:  C.L. Mareydt

Just a BIG THANK YOU!

Your site is bold and truthful, and wholeheartedly faithful to our Lord
Yahshua.

Maranatha

DEAR C.L.M:

Thank you for writing!  The Lord has truly blessed me to teach His Word and I, wholeheartedly, love it!

Peace my friend,
In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:  Jewish History

FROM:  (anonymous)

I know this will never appear on your website, because it will cause people to think for themselves.

Jesus/Yeshua the Messiah was a Jewish man who is still a Jewish man, as he was without sin, the Living Torah, as given to the Jewish people.
Gentiles were grafted into the branch, not the branch.
The Apostles were good Jewish men, they remained Jewish.  Paul was and remains Jewish.  There is nothing in the new testament that says it is not so.

Christmas and Easter are pagan celebrations that were taught to us by early church fathers, please
investigate Constantine and Marcion, just to name two.

We are to be following the Feasts of the Lord.  Passover, Feast of Trumpets, Yom Kippur and so on.

See Acts 10: 14.  Go and do likewise.

DEAR (ANONYMOUS):

To a Jew in bondage, lost to the Law, but thinks freedom rings:

Thank you for writing, and yes, I'll have my secretary put your e-mail on my site.

A Jew is not a race, but is a religious belief.  Jesus came to the Jew first, but He became the King of ALL men, a Saviour of souls.  Yes, the Apostles WERE Jewish, but they did not remain a Jew under the law - please look at what Paul said: "For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."  Gal. 3:27-29.  My friend, are you in Christ Jesus?  Or do you consider yourself a Jew?  Jews are lost!

The Jewish leaders in Christ's days didn't accept Christ because of His claims to deity.  They did not believe the Messiah would be divine.  They balked at His interpretation of the law, just as the Scribes and Pharisees did, the same today.  He rebuked the Jews with all their rituals and told them they needed to repent, they needed a Saviour….yet, they did not accept Him as their Messiah, the same today.

Then we have the "Jesus movement" in the early '70's - when the Jewish young people were accepting Jesus and saying, 'I'm still Jewish, the apostles are still Jewish, Jesus is still Jewish, the New Testament is still Jewish, and how can you understand the book of Hebrews unless you have some Jewish background, one must have Hebrew scripture background and training?'  Well, we have all of these young Jewish people saying: 'We still want to maintain our Jewishness, and we accept Jesus as Lord, our Saviour, our Redeemer and our Messiah, but we want the whole picture…we want to be Christians and keep our Jewish identity and follow the Torah (Pentateuch).'  Well, that just can't work…the word says: "there is neither Jew nor Greek" - we are all one in Christ!  I didn't say that, Paul did!

The early church fathers, the Nicene and Post Nicene fathers from Augustine to Hippo? That is Catholic!!  They were anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic and they killed in the name of Jesus - they will not be in heaven either.  Jesus would never have had the Inquisition or the Crusades.  It was religion that killed the Jews during these times and Hitler was a Satanic demon (and also Catholic) during the Holocaust.  The Catholic church can say they are sorry over and over, but they murdered in the name of Jesus …and those who have killed in the name of Jesus in the past, have already met their destination of hell as their eternal punishment.

I never said otherwise regarding religious holidays of man, and of course Xmas and Easter are steeped in pagan festivals, and the early church fathers were catholic and pagan along with it, and of Satan. I have always taught this all through my web pages.   Just like the Jewish religion, the Catholic religion picked up a lot of the Jewish religion's pagan ways along with its ordinances and rules which Christ objected to.

There are no "Jews" in heaven or any other religions in heaven - just Christians!  Period!  If you stay as you are, a Jew, you are lost forever!  The Word says:  "…at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.  And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace.  But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.  What then?  Israel hath not obtrained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.  According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. (Romans 11:5-8)  Continue reading the Parable of the Olive Tree.

As long as Israel maintained the faith of Abraham, she was true to God.  But, those of Israel who rejected Jesus (and they did) were "broken off" (Israel cut off) from the olive tree.  These branches rejected Israel's Messiah.  Now, those (Gentiles) who accepted Jesus as Lord and Messiah were engrafted as partakers of the faith of Abraham. (See Romans 11:17) "and partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree".  Since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, one is either a Christian or is not a Christian, a believer or a non believer, either saved or unsaved.  If anyone reject the goodness and kindness of the Lord we will also receive a cutting away from the Lord God.  Today, you either stand on faith in Christ by believing and obtain salvation, or you stand on your works believing not in Christ and do not obtain heaven, but are broken off.  And that doesn't matter who you are or what you think you are, because if God did not spare the Jew because of his pride, which led to unbelief against Christ, then He may not spare you either because of your pride.  Unless both Jew and Gentile come together to Christ, no longer Jew or Gentile but Christian, they are both lost.

In Christ,
Raymond
 

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SUBJECT:   (no subject)

FROM:  jerry (Akron, OHIO)

Hello, from "...heart-talks..."; it's great to visit again!   We appreciate the effort put forth to share the many
interesting articles on all the various subjects... Thank You!  and have a blessed day!

P.S.
...decided to share an article that we got so excited about.  The aritlce is entitled: "Labeling the Lord's Lambs".
Those who are not guilty will just LOVE IT!!! (BIG SMILE).  Anyway, "this" Christian Brother and minister of the Lord has been blessed with a gift that should be a challenge and encouragement to every one of the Lord's Lambs.

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SUBJECT:   damnable heresies

FROM:  Shalott

heresy#1  I agree that christmas, easter, and any other pagan holidays are wrong and actually constitute spiritual fornication.  I also believe that christians will have to answer to God about it, but they will not be sent to hell for it.  That in itself is heresy.

Heresy#2,  Once saved always saved.  If a person is saved once that is enough and yes once saved always saved is 100% true, thank the Lord.  You are dead wrong if you think we have to be saved over and over.

Yes we have to be forgiven of our sins everyday but that is not getting saved again, its just confessing our sin for forgiveness so we will have open comunication with the Lord.  We would have to get baptized over and over again also and that is just not feasible or logical.

Also those that are saved when the rapture occurs will be taken up and those that are unsaved will not, and since we don't know when He will come for us it doesn't make sense to hope we are saved at that moment.  That is exactly what will happen in your scenario.  It is also heresy to say that the saved will be judged to hell for not doing His will everyday.  They will certainly have to answer for their sins and lose rewards and maybe access to certain parts of Heaven, but He WILL NOT send the saved to Hell.  I can't even believe you could say that after reading the Bible.  Matt. 7:21 is speaking of the unsaved, people that have never been saved, not the saved.  You are going to send people to hell if you don't get this right and I'm sure you don't want to stand before a Holy God and explain this to Him.

Heresy#5, Tithing.   The main problem I have with your views is saying saved people will go to hell for tithing, nonsense.   I don't think tithing to be a sin, but even if it were, it is hersey to say it will send the saved to hell.  You are like the pharisees making up your own views and you can't interpret any scripture for those views no matter which ones you quote.  No, absolutely not, can't happen.

Heresy#6 War.  You are dead wrong again on this one.  Thou shalt not kill does not apply in war and you should know it.  I don't believe in senseless killing even in war, but if you don't fight for your country, you don't deserve to live here.  There is nothing wrong with owning a gun and defending yourself and your family from harm with it either.  Saying that Christ and the apostles didn't defend theirselves is apples and oranged, they were preaching the gospel and they knew they would have to lay down their lives, they were not at war.  You really aren't very good at interpretting scripture.

Heresy#7,  the Old Testament is important for history as well as other things and shouldn't be closed to christians.  Of course we are under grace and not under law.  You have no scripture to back up your views, and if you did I'm afraid you would interpret them to suit your needs on this subject.  It sounds as if you are saying we might as well never open the Old Testament.

I agree with some of your views, but others you are so wrong about, it is quite scary and I would be afraid of leading people the wrong way on this web site.  God will not look favorably on you for it.  I wonder if you have ever been saved.  You will not change my mind on your views.

Thank-you.   A once saved always saved real christian.

DEAR SHALOTT:

What do you think HELL is for?  All the spiritual fornicators!

All you Once Saved Always Saved , whether Baptist or Christadelphian, or whatever religion that teaches it, do not understand the truth of the Word.  But, you sure know your religion, as wrong as it is, which is proof as why I warn you all!  Read Gal. 5:19, 21, spiritual fornication make the soul hell bound.

You haven't read my whole web site, you are saved ONCE, after that you backslide and repent - you do not get saved again!  You are forgiven.  Wake up, and again, you do not need physical baptism (water).  The thief on the cross and woman at the well is scriptural proof, but you just do not understand.

If you're in the Book of Life, you are saved once!  If not, you are lost forever whenever he comes!  Only the Holy Spirit knows for sure who is in the Book of Life, period!  And, if you are lost you will lose more than rewards!  All sin is wrong, it offends the Lord, don't do it!  Heaven does not have sections and there are no railroad tracks in it.  The Bible is written to the saved, to be on guard against Satan and hell, wake up!

Tithing is Jewish and under the law - Christians have Grace and do not have to pay, especially for their pastors and teachers to have a roof over their head or food on the table, or to build giant cathedrals.  Read Romans 3:20, 24.  If you keep the LAW YOU are lost forever - can't you see that?  Scriptures are not my views or opinions, it's the Lords Word…I just teach it as given to me by the Holy Spirit.  You keep the LAW and I'll follow GRACE…and I won't see you in heaven, because OLD LAW keepers aren't there.

You are a case - WAR is killing!  If you are saved, your Country is Heaven, NOT a Government of the world.  All governments are evil, can't you see that?  Christ and the Apostles did not kill, the ear cut off was put back by Jesus and He said:  "Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword" (Matt. 26:52).  The Word says:  FOR ALL THAT TAKE THE SWORD SHALL PERISH WITH THE SWORD….READ IT!  I don't interpret the Word, no man can, but by the Holy Spirit I know it and you don't, sorry!

The Old Testament is Jewish history, there is no Jew saved today - they killed Christ.  The Old Testament was written by Jews in 1000 AD and they can't prove it.  The Old Testament saves no one, it is the Old Law which you can't get saved under.  I'm under the NEW Covenant.

I'm not scared of Catholics, Baptists, Christadelphians, or any other religion.  God knows me and Jesus I know.  The Holy Spirit is my strength and teacher…You need help!!!!

In Christ,
Raymond

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SUBJECT:   site response...http://www.godsswordoftruth.com/unpardonable.htm

FROM:  jerry (Akron, OHIO)

Christian Greetings and Hello!
Found your link via google search---entered "unpardonable sin"  We've been blessed by our visit!  We have a couple of articles posted regarding "this"---Was curious to see what  some others have to say (smile).
Well, bless ya!
Prayerfully yours...

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SUBJECT:  (no subject)

FROM:  CB

you page is a big lie straight from the pits of Hell.
Why Baptists are not Christian
How dare you say Baptists are not of God.  You are sick!

DEAR CB:

What a waste you are to the Lord - it's not my page, it belongs to the Holy Spirit and the pit you shall see!

In Christ,
Raymond


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All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD.  All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references..