When You Read Scripture

When you read Scripture, stand in God’s presence and ask Him to reveal to you what’s wrong in your life and what He wants from you. Don’t try to find Scriptures that you can twist to support your poor decisions.

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Darkness for Light

Here are the rules. The people who love evil can do evil. If you call that evil “evil” in a general statement, then those who love evil will search for something that is wrong with you personally. When they find something, they will become very judgmental and moralistic. Message control is everything to them. That’s because they love darkness and hate light. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20

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Judgment

God has one way that He allows humans to judge themselves and others. By the Holy Spirit, each of us is able to discern good and evil, choosing the good. We can and do know. The Holy Spirit is able to bring us to repentance (a new mind). The battle is for the mind. This is how anyone can be born again. This is the process by which each born-again person can overcome the sinful nature–by the Holy Spirit. When dealing with others, the Holy Spirit may lead us to deliver each other from sin through comfort, building up in Christ, teaching, admonition, or encouragement (exhortation). This form of judgement, whether concerning self or others, is for deliverance from the sinful human nature.
 
The fallen human nature loves to judge others. It even likes to condemn itself sometimes. This is because the self is sold into sin. (Romans 7:14) Satan is the king of the fleshly nature. He is the accuser. The fleshly nature loves to accuse. It loves to compare and cause divisions. (2 Corinthians 10:12)
 
However, we have been bought with the price of the blood of Jesus Christ. If we will receive it, we are not only pardoned, but Christ is imparted to us. (Romans 8:10, Romans 8:18, 2 Corinthians 4:6-7, Galatians 1:15-16, Galatians 2:20, Galatians 4:19, Ephesians 3:17, Colossians 1:27, 2 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 John 4:2-3, 2 John 1:7) We all have a fallen human nature. There is no one who isn’t tempted, drawn away by his or her own fleshly desires. (James 1:14) The fallen human nature can’t be reformed. It can’t do any righteousness at all. Any self-generated righteousness is as filthy rags. The Christ in us cannot do any sin. He is holy and incapable of sin. (1 John 3:9)
 
When we judge each other or our own selves in a fleshly way, we are judging Christ in us. We are failing to discern the Body of Christ. In the process of walking with Christ, He is being formed in us. This is a process of building up. King James Version calls it “edification.” From here forward, we are to know ourselves and each other after the spirit and not after the fleshly nature. (2 Corinthians 5:16)
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Division

Divisions in the Church are caused any time we go beyond what God is saying. The human mind seems to automatically fill in the blanks and make assumptions that add to Scripture, but the Holy Spirit will guide and teach us if we stand in His Presence.

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. John 17:20-21

When we consider that Secularists are limited to claims based on assumptions just because they deny Divine revelation and refuse to listen to God, we realize that we, as Christians, are also limited whenever we add to (or take from) what God says. We are so good at rationalizing away certain portions of Scripture or going beyond what it said. Often, translations of the Bible (including KJV) make decisions that blur the meanings of words. However, we have the original text, and more importantly, we have the Holy Spirit to lead us.

And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: but their minds were closed. For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:13-14

Pride and dogmatism are a huge problem in the Church. Only the Holy Spirit can solve this. The Church will be joined together and brought into God’s pattern by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. He alone will We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

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Made-up Stories versus Divine Revelation

In spite of the odds against Evolutionism, an Evolutionist is still able to make up stories that explain how everything we see now came into being without the Almighty God Who created all things. When it comes to the details, they can just say, “We don’t fully understand that yet, but science will show us how that happened.” The human mind can rationalize anything. Yet, God is real. Everyone who follows Christ knows that because they know Him.

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Magical Thinking

There is certainly a lot of magical thinking that goes into the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man story. Every so-called evidence is based on either made-up stories or else assumptions. The assumptions come out the the Big-Bang-Billions-of-Years-No-Flood-Molecules-to-Man worldview, making the entire thought process circular. Yet, we see Jesus. Hebrews 2:9 The Holy Spirit leads and teaches every follower of Christ moment by moment. One of the things the Holy Spirit teaches everyone who follows Christ is that the Bible is the Word of God without error and that He speaks through Scripture.

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Irrational Evolutionism

To be an evolutionist, a person has to have a bias toward evolution. Rational thinking would eliminate it immediately. For kids in school, they have never learned critical thinking, except to be skeptical of God. There is a reason that this works. It ties two things together: a reward and the desires of the fleshly nature that’s enslaved to Satan. The only way anyone escapes this is by the power of grace for righteousness.

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Universal Negative

Some Atheists try to avoid asserting a universal negative by carefully stating that they only have a lack of belief. God reveals that they all know that He exists. God says that He has revealed Himself to them through the things that He has created. To avoid submission to their Creator and God, Atheists claim there isn’t enough evidence. God knows their innermost minds, so they can’t get away with such a lie. They love darkness rather than light. They love evil rather than Good. They don’t want to be directed by God, so they do mental loops to avoid Him. The suppress the truth in unrighteousness. As they do they are able to harden their hearts (innermost minds) against God and cut off His Voice and reality. The expense to the Atheist is great. Not only will they suffer in the life to come, but they also lose any basis for reasoning in this life. In essence, they lose touch with reality. God says that He turns them over to a reprobate mind.

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Arguing

There’s never any sense in arguing with an Atheist or any other person who is resistant to the Holy Spirit for that matter. God doesn’t force Himself on them. Christians are not to cast their pearls in that direction. Once Atheists are trolling on social media, they are usually quite hardened in their thinking. When they realize that they can’t be rational because of their reprobate mind, they just commit themselves to invincible ignorance. It’s sad.

However, when an Atheist is honest and sincerely looking for truth, that’s a different story. Then, they will be able to meet Christ and know.

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