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We believe �
Real Christians are those
people who have �established a personal relationship with God [the Father]� because of having known Jesus [His Son]. Jesus has given us an �understanding of God� [and has
brought us back to God]. 1
2. Real Christians Also:
Know God because they know Jesus.
John 7:17; 1 John 5:20
Understand that God is a friend.
Ex 33:11; James 2:23; Prov. 18:24
Talk, dialogue and reason directly with God. Isaiah 1:18
Love God with all their hearts, souls, minds & strength. Mark 12:30
Love God and obey God�s commandments. 1 John 5:3; John 14:15
Serve and worship only God [the Father]. Matthew 4:10
Worship God [the Father]
in spirit and in truth. John 4:23
Pray to the Father [God]
in Heaven. Luke 11:2
No longer, ask of Jesus, because Jesus told them to ask of the Father. John 16:23
Ask of the Father [God] in
Jesus� name. �Go direct to
John 16:23 Living
Understand that there is Only One
God, who is neither a trinity nor is He
someone who is called Jesus [or Yeshua in Hebrew].
i. "So the scribe said to
[Jesus], 'Well said Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God,
and there is no other but He.'"
ii. Jesus taught us that the Father is his and also our God in John
20:17 when he said. "I am going back to my Father
and your Father, and to my God and
iii. Jesus taught us that he was
only a man in John 8:40 when he said, "But now you seek to kill me, a man
who has told you the truth which I heard from God."
iv. Apostle Paul confirmed the
identity of God that Jesus taught us when he said, �Yet for us there is one
God, the Father, of whom are all
things, and we for Him, and one
Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we live.� 1
v. Apostle Paul confirmed that
Jesus was only a man in 1 Timothy 2:5 when he said, "For there is one God
and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
vi. The Bible identifies the
actual name of God in Psalms 68:4 where it is written, "Sing unto God,
sing praises to His name; extol Him that rideth upon the Heavens by His name JAH [Yahweh], and rejoice
before Him." KJV
God's name in the NKJV &
the Hebrew TANACH = YAH;
In NJB = Yahweh; NRSV, NASB, DRV
& NAB = Lord
Believe that Jesus is the Christ [Son of God in the flesh]. 1 John 5:1
m. Resist sin and are not
habitual sinners. 1 John 5:18
Practice righteousness. 1
Are slaves to righteousness.
Purify themselves because Christ was pure. 1 John 3:3
Have Jesus Christ as an advocate before God in the event they fail to
live up to God�s commandments. 1
Note: There are "unintentional sins"
against God. Lev. 4:2
There are also �sins that are unknown� against God. Lev. 5:17
Christ has these types sins fully covered for all true believers.
Walk like Jesus walked. Ergo, they walk the talk of salvation.
Christians emulate Jesus� character.
1 John 2:6
Walk a narrow walk during this earthly life [Matthew 7:13-14].
Walk in the Spirit [Romans 8:1].
Are doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving themselves as
Apostle James has taught us in James 1:22.
Understand the kingdom of God is inside them. Luke 17:20-21
Note: As servants of a living God, Christians
manifest God�s kingdom into the world by their obedience to God�s commandments
and the actions they take based upon the word, their faith and God�s Holy
Are filled with the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of Truth. If they do not stand up for truth, then
God' Spirit is not in them. John 16:13
w. Pray in private to God. Matthew 6:6
Are forgiving people.
Seek justice through proper authorities as taught in Romans 13.
Do not testify in a dispute in a way that perverts justice. Exodus 23:2
Do not hide sin. �Purge
evil from among you.� Deut 13:5; 17:7,12; 19:19; 21:18-21; 22:20-24; 24:7;
Judges 20:13 NIV.
Note: Instead of living with evil within the church
and society, God has clearly given us instructions to purge the evil from among
us. No exceptions.
bb. Are a new creation [key to
salvation] in Christ. Galatians
Are a witness for Christ [that GOD IS TRUE]. Acts 1:8
dd. Get their praise from God and
not from men. Romans 2:29
Understand that Hell is a real place just like Heaven. Matthew 10:28
Understand that �the soul who sins shall die� Ezekiel 18:4; Luke 13:3;
Romans 2:12; Romans 6:23 (wages of sin is death); 2 Thess. 2:10
3. God�s commandments are not burdensome. 1 John 5:3 Note: God expects us to keep all
of His commandments with a heart
that actually fears Him
[Deuteronomy 5:29]. Fear in this
situation is exactly what it means.
Real fear that a real God actually does exist and will eventually deal
with evil and wicked people. Fear
is a believer�s incentive to �really obey� God. Real Christians have this fear; but their love for God
transcends this fear in practical living as �perfect love casts out all fear.�
1 John 4:18 �He who fears has not
been made perfect in love.� When
you start to live it, then you will understand it.
�The fear of the Lord
[God] is the beginning of wisdom. A
good understanding have all those who do His
�Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But fear Him [God] who is able to destroy both soul and body in
Hell.� Jesus in Matthew 10:28
4. Whoever keeps the commandments is assured of eternal life. [Matthew 19:16-19]
And Matthew 5:19, �whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments
and teaches men so, shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven.�
Note: Many preachers today teach the idea that God�s commandments no
longer apply. They are wrong! Scripture teaches us to obey God�s
�All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets stem
from these two laws and are fulfilled if you OBEY them. Keep only these [two] and you will find
that you are obeying all [of] the others.� Matthew 22:40 [Living]
5. People can be righteous with God if they so choose. �And they [Zacharias & Elizabeth] were both righteous
before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.� Luke 1:6
6. He who practices righteousness is righteous just as Jesus is righteous.
[1 John 3:7] Note: Many Christians
have the erroneous idea that they cannot be righteous people. This is poor discernment and shows a
lack of real understanding of God�s Word.
7. God has set up a dividing line in history that is at John the Baptist. Before John, the prophets set down the law. From John, the kingdom of God shall be
preached. Luke 16:16 Note:
The reason Jesus preached the kingdom of God is to make it real to people. If the kingdom of God is real to you,
THEN you will repent and change your ways.
8. The Gospel of Jesus Christ IS: �Repent for the kingdom of God at hand�. [Matthew 4:17]
Further, Jesus taught �I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities
also, because for this purpose have I been sent.� [Luke 4:43] The �gospel of the kingdom� will be
preached as a witness to all the nations.
[Matthew 24:14] Note: Jesus
came to reassert God�s message of salvation, which existed long before Christ
came to us in the flesh.
9. Jesus purpose was to preach the kingdom of God. Luke 4:43
10. Jesus never equated himself as equal with God [the Father]. Instead, Jesus always pointed people back to God [the Father]. �Nor is he who is sent [Jesus] greater than [God]...� [John
If Jesus were a co-equal with God, Jesus would know everything that God
knows. However, in Matthew 24:36,
Jesus states: �� only my Father
[God] knows.� Also in Mark 13:32
Jesus is our high priest in the temple of [Jesus�] God. Rev 3:12
i. �He who overcomes, I will
make him a pillar in the temple of my God.� Rev 3:12
ii. �In all things Jesus had to
be made like his brethren, that Jesus might be a merciful and faithful High
Priest in things pertaining to God.�
Heb 2:17 [paraphrased]
iii. �Jesus is a priest forever
according to the order of Melchizedek.�
iv. Note: Do you go to church to
worship the priest? No. Yet, this is exactly what many misled
Christians do. They worship Christ
the high priest and messenger of God Almighty when they worship Jesus. He [Jesus] is our high priest who will
lead our worship of God in Heaven.
Instead, they should worship God [the Father]
as Jesus has commanded us to do in John 4:23-24. See also Matthew 4:10
�Jesus is our brother if we do [God�s] will.� Matthew 12:50
Jesus said, �Why do you call me good? No one is good but One,
that is God.� Mark 10:18
Jesus said, �I can of myself do nothing.� John 5:20
Jesus said, �He who sent
me is true.� John 7:28
Jesus said, �I am going back to my Father
and your Father, to my God and
your God.� John 20:17
Jesus said, �I do nothing of myself.� John 8:28
Jesus said, �I [Jesus] fully obey God�. John 8:55 Living
Jesus said, �I must work the works of Him
who sent me.� John 9:4
Jesus said, �My Father is
greater than all.� John 10:29
Jesus said, �The Father is
greater than I am.� John 14:28
Jesus said, �Whoever believes in me is really believing in the One who sent me.� John 12:44 NCV
m. Jesus said, �You believe in
God, believe also in me.� John 14:1
Jesus said, �The Father is
glorified in the Son.� John 14:13
Paul said, �There is one God, the Father � [and there is also] one Lord
Jesus Christ� 1 Corinthians 8:6
We know from Hebrews 12:2 that �[Jesus] has sat down at the right hand
of the throne of God.�
We know from Revelation 5:13 that �Blessing and honor and glory and
power be to Him [God] who sits on
the throne and [also] to the Lamb [Jesus], forever and ever.�
Jesus said, �He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple
of my [Jesus�] God and he shall go out no more.� Revelations 3:12
Jesus said that he �[Jesus] is the Beginning of all that God has
made�. Revelation 3:14 NCV
is] the Beginning of the creation of God�. NKJV
11. To understand Jesus� teachings, you must understand that he was on this
earth to speak for God and that God told Jesus what to say and do. Jesus was obedient to God. John 8:27, 38
a. �But as my Father taught me, I speak these
things�. John 8:27 Paraphrased with some discernment,
Jesus states: �But as God has taught me, I have told you verbatim�.
b. Note: There is much
confusion about Jesus� ministry and who he was. However, to understand Jesus simply requires that you read
the words of Jesus and pay close attention to them. Many Christians say that John 1:1-3 is proof that Jesus is
God in the flesh. Quite the
opposite message exists when you read what the Apostles said Jesus spoke along
with Jesus� actual words [from God] that he spoke in Revelation chapters 1-3.
12. To understand John 1:1-3 [�and the Word was God�] you have to
understand Revelation 3:14 in that Jesus was the �beginning of all that God has
made�. New Century Version
a. Note: The Amplified version
of Revelation 3:14 reads �the Origin and Beginning and Author of God�s
creation�. Jesus describes himself
as �The words of the Amen� in RSV.
b. Jesus does not state in Rev
3:14 that he was God. Instead,
Jesus states clearly that he was the instrument that God used when God made His creation. That is why John 1:3 states, �All things were made through
him, and without him nothing was made that was made�.
c. Note: As an exercise in
discernment, view John 1:1-3 in NKJV as shown below in D) as written and then
paraphrased in E) with the new knowledge that Jesus was: 1) the
beginning of all that God has made [Rev 3:14]; 2) an instrument used by God in
the rest of the creation [Rev 3:14, John 1:3]; and, 3) that Jesus only spoke
those words that were given to him by God to speak [John 8:27, 38].
d. Written text of John 1:1-3
NKJV: �In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and
without him nothing was made that was made.�
e. Paraphrased: �In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [Jesus] was in the beginning with God. All things were made through [Jesus],
and without [Jesus] nothing was made that was made.� Apostle Edward
The fact that the Word of God was originally only God Himself does
not change the words of Jesus that testify that he [Jesus] is not God and that he
[Jesus] was the �very beginning of God�s creations.�
The first thing
that God did was to put His Word
into His first creation [Jesus].
God then used Christ [the angel] as an instrument in the rest of His creation. While this explanation might be
controversial to some people, it does not require that you act brain dead by
ignoring what Jesus actually did say in the Bible for the sake of getting along
with any denomination�s man made doctrine on the trinity.
g. Proverbs 8:22-31 is where
Jesus, as God's Wisdom, reflects on the role he played as God's master
craftsman in God's creation. Yes, it is God's creation and not Jesus' creation.
[Jesus] was used as a master craftsman by God in God's creation. Listen to
God's clear words �
"The Lord possessed me at the
beginning of His way.
Before His works of old,
I have been established from everlasting,
From the beginning, before there was ever an earth,
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
When there were no fountains abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was brought forth;
While as yet, He had not made the
earth or the fields,
Or the primeval dust of the world.
When He prepared the heavens, I
When He drew a circle on the face
of the deep,
When He established the clouds
When He strengthened the fountains
of the deep,
When He assigned the sea its
So that the waters would not transgress His
When He marked out the foundations
of the earth,
Then I [Jesus] was beside Him, as
a master craftsman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
And my delight was with the sons of men." Proverbs 8:22-31
In 1 Corinthians 1:24, Paul identifies Christ as the wisdom of God.
"But to those who are called, both Jews and
Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God." 1 Corinthians 1:24
NAB – "Christ the power and the wisdom of God."
NJB – "Christ who is
both the power of God and wisdom of God."
NASB – "Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God."
DRV – "Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God."
KJV – "Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God."
YLT – "Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God."
NRSV – "Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God."
The phrase �I and my Father are one� in John 10:30 does not
mean that Jesus is God.
It is a spiritual analogy like the one Jesus used to explain why a
husband and wife were of one flesh.
�So then, they are no longer two but one flesh.� Matthew 19:5
b. Likewise, you are not God
simply because Jesus said that you, he and the Father
are �made perfect in one� or that the Father
and Jesus would make their home with you.
You can become one flesh with God and Jesus in the same spiritual sense
as marriage if you choose.
i. �We will come to [you] and
make our home with [you].�
ii. �At that day you will know
that I am in my Father [God], and
you in me [Jesus], and I in you.�
This "oneness" does not make you God, does
iii. �I in them, and You in me; that they may be made perfect
in one� John 17:23
To understand John 14:6 �I
am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father
except through me.� – requires that you observe the rest of what Jesus taught and
not read into this scripture more than what the verse actually says.
a. Jesus teaches us that
salvation [life] comes from God [the Father]. John 5:26
b. Jesus teaches us that God
has also granted [life] salvation to him as a gift to give to other [who obey
his teachings]. John 5:26
c. �Salvation belongs to our
God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.� Rev 7:10
d. Jesus teaches that those who
believe in God [the Father] already
have eternal life, will not come into judgment and have passed from death
into life even while still alive on this earth. John 5:24.
i. Jesus confirms his purpose
in bringing the people back to God in this verse and states unequivocally that
those who believe in God do have eternal life. Nothing here about confessing Jesus as Lord. Only �listening to what Jesus has
taught and then believing in God�.
Jesus contradicts most Christian theology preached today in this
teaching of his.
e. John 14:6 is a statement to
Thomas that Jesus� words from God are the Way to eternal life to those who
believe and obey. The
statement that no one comes to the Father
except through Jesus probably has more to do with a line forming at the right
side of Jesus, who sits on the right side of God. Thus, Jesus will be the first to interview and confirm
whether he knows you per Matthew 7:21-23.
If not, Jesus will then pass you along to God [the Father] with a statement like this: �Father, I do not know this one, do You?� Thus, all who come to the Father
will actually go through Jesus!
This is because Jesus� purpose was to preach repentance and
bring people back to God, who is only
the Father. That means there are those who belong
to God and those who belong to Jesus. �I [Jesus] came not to call the righteous, but sinners to
repentance.� Luke 5:32
g. �For the eyes of the God are
on the righteous, and His ears are
open to their prayers.� 1 Peter
h. �Then Peter opened his mouth
and said: �In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted
by Him.' � Acts 10:34-35
righteous belong to God!
i. �I see very clearly that the Jews are not God�s only
favorites! In every nation he has
those who worship Him and do good
deeds and are acceptable to Him.� Living
15. To fully understand God and His
intent for Jesus, you have to understand Jesus� Parable of the Landowner in
Matthew 21:33-42; Mark 12:1-12; or, in Luke 20:9-19.
a. The landowner is God and the
property is our souls. �All souls
are Mine.� Ezekiel 18:4
b. The servants sent by the
landowner are the Prophets, God had previously sent.
c. The Son who ultimately is
killed returning for God�s property [your soul] is Jesus.
Jesus died for the sins of
the world; BUT not so you could now freely sin without consequences from God! John 3:16
a. �What shall we say
then? Shall we continue in sin
that grace may abound? Certainly not!
How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?� Romans 6:1
b. �Whoever has been born of
God does not sin, for His seed
remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.� 1 John 3:9
c. �In this the children of God
and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice
righteousness [what is right in the eyes of God] is not of God, nor is he who
does not love his brother.� 1 John 3:10
Note: Those who continue to willfully sin belong to Satan and not to
God. See also Hebrews 10:26-30 for this reality.
d. Note: Many Christians now
believe they are free to sin because the blood of Jesus has them covered. Wrong! Romans, Hebrews, 1 John, Ezekiel, Jeremiah and other books
of the Bible make it clear that you are responsible for your sins. Continue to willfully sin and you will
see death at judgment time, not life.
Jesus has you covered for unintentional and unknown sins against God
assuming you actually are trying to live a sin free life.
e. Jesus says: �Go and sin no
more�. John 8:11 and also, see
�Whoever continues to
willfully sin does not have salvation.� Heb
a. Note: Can you lose your
salvation? The answer is yes. You could say it is an issue of not
being a real Christian, as �real Christians� cannot lose their salvation. However, this is a lack of spiritual
discernment. Read Revelations 1-3
and note how many times Jesus admonishes you to �hang in there�. If you cannot lose salvation, why is
Jesus telling you that you can?
Faith is a one-way street with God and the word teaches that it is
better for those who never knew God than for those who turn away from God after
knowing Him. It would be if they never knew Him. Yes, salvation can be lost and this fact is plain in God�s
Word. In addition to Hebrews 10
and Revelations chapters 1-3, study Ezekiel chapter 18.
�You will find God when you
search with all your heart and soul.�
Deuteronomy 4:29 and also in Jeremiah 29:13.
All your heart and soul means you want to love God more than you
love everyone else or anything else in life [including wealth]. It means you place God above your
spouse and children, work, world, riches, etc. It does not mean you do not love your family. Quite the contrary. As you love God and draw near to Him, He
will increase the love you have for your family. Your capacity for love grows as He fills you to overflowing with His love.
b. �Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.� James 4:8
Jesus made it clear that
those who belong to him actually do obey him.
a. �So why do you call me Lord [or
savior] when you won�t obey me?�
Luke 6:46 Living
b. �If anyone keeps my word he
shall never taste death.� John 8:52
Many Christians are going to
Hell because Jesus �never knew them.�
21. Abortion is evil and unacceptable in God�s eyes no matter what any man,
woman or perverted church doctrine chooses to believe.
21:22-25 specifically addresses any harm to a baby within a mother�s womb
caused on purpose or by accident.
Real Christians understand that life is precious in the eyes of God and
all who claim to belong to God.
22. Those who support abortion condemn themselves in the eyes of God and
Jesus by going directly against the teachings of Jesus concerning little
children and by actions that are in support of evil.
10, 14; Matthew 19:14; John 14:15, 23; and, Mark 10:14.
23. Homosexuality is evil and unacceptable in God�s eyes no matter what any
man, woman or perverted church doctrine chooses to believe.
the numerous verses in both the O.T. and N.T. that deal directly with this
subject, the following scriptures should be considered in the hearts of those
who claim to be God�s people.
a. �You shall not lie with a
male as with a woman. It is an
abomination.� Leviticus 18:22
b. �If a man lies with a man as
he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.�
c. �But outside [of Heaven] are dogs and sorcerers and
sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and
practices a lie.� Revelations 22:15
d. �Who knowing the righteous
judgment of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not
only do the same but approve of those who practice them.� Rom 1:32
e. Comment: From time memorial,
there have been those in the church that have taught that homosexuality and
lesbianism are okay. Saint Paul
makes this clear in Romans 1-2.
However, despite such perverted teachings, the word of God is plain on
the matter for those who choose to accept and obey. Those who repent and change their ways in obedience to the
will of God will be saved.
Those who claim to belong to God and or saved by Jesus who actually practice
homosexuality or lesbianism are cursed because they do not consider God�s Holy
word and �take it to heart�.
i. �Therefore God also gave
them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies
among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshipped
and served the creature rather than the Creator,
who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to
vile passions. For even their
women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the
natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another �� Romans 1:24-27
ii. �And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the
commandments of men.� Matthew 15:9
and Mark 7:7
24. No righteousness, No salvation.
Matthew 5:20; Acts 10:34-35
25. No obedience, No salvation. Romans 6:16
a. �No! For the Scriptures tell us that bread
won�t feed men�s souls: obedience to every word of God is what we
Matthew 4:4 [Living]
b. �Teach these new disciples
to obey all the commands I have given you �� Matthew 28:20
c. Jesus says, �If you love me,
obey me.� John 14:15
d. �You are my friends if you do
whatever I command you.� John
e. �Do you not know that to
whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one�s slaves who you
obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness.� Romans 6:16
26. Disciplining your body is the answer to your
sin. Matthew 5:29
a. �If your right eye causes
you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for
you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into
Hell.� Matthew 5:29
i. Contrary to what soft peddling
preachers of today may say, Jesus actually does mean that it is better to be
without a limb, eye, etc. if that is what it has to be to get your sin under
control. The first response of
your eye should be to look the other way.
Stop looking at breasts, men, start looking at faces and into a woman�s
eyes. Stay away from porn shops,
magazine racks and homosexual bars that tempt and draw you into sin.
ii. Recognize that your
imagination can win over your will power and that strong discipline is the answer. Limit your options to stop your
sin. Stopping sin is exactly what
Jesus is talking about when he said: �sin no more�.
1. Find a real believer to help
you keep yourself honest with God.
Get on a 12-step program for any offending member of your body.
iii. It takes a willful act and a
series of thought patterns and actions to commit sin. God says that REAL believers who have the Spirit of God can
overcome sinful temptation. Those
who walk the life will testify to God�s truth.
1. �You are of God � and have
overcome them, because He who is
in you is greater than he who is in the world.� 1 John 4:4
2. �For whatever is born of God
overcomes the world. And this is
the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.� 1 John 5:4
"Works" are God�s
Evidence of Real Faith and Belief!
a. �He will reward each according to his works.� Matthew 16:27
b. �Faith without works is
dead.� James 2:20
c. �And behold, I am coming
quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his
work.� Revelations 22:12
28. "Hell" is real no matter
what any man, woman or perverted church doctrine chooses to believe. Matthew 10:28
a. There are no second chances
in Hell like some Christian sects preach.
The message is that even if you get to Hell, you will get a second
chance down there. Imagine
wreaking all the evil havoc you can while on planet earth in the flesh. You die and wind up in Hell. Jesus shows up to visit with you and
says: �You see, I really do mean it.
Now, don�t you want to accept my offer of salvation and join me with God in
Heaven?� You reply, �Jesus, you
mean to tell me all this Heaven and Hell stuff is for real? Why, of course, I repent Jesus.�
b. One writer even asserts that
Hitler is in Heaven and if you want to understand God, you have to understand
why. If you believe that kind of
�second chance� theology, you are already headed on your way towards Hell
because you now make a mockery of all of God�s Word concerning the godly and
ungodly. (The righteous vs. unrighteous people, which is a theme of God's in
the Holy Bible.)
i. �For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but
the way of the ungodly shall perish.� Psalm 1:6
God�s New Covenant holds you
directly responsible for your own sins; and, God has not changed!
a. �Behold, the days are
coming, says the Lord, when I will
make a New Covenant.� Jeremiah
31:31 �At that time � each person
will die for his own sin�. Jer.
b. �I will put My law in their minds, and write it on
their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.� Jeremiah 31:33-34 Comment: God�s New Covenant is about individual
responsibility rather than collective responsibility and punishment [v31: 27].
c. A father is not responsible
for the sins of his son and vice versa.
Ezekiel 18:17-18 �I will
judge everyone according to his ways. Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that
iniquity will not be your ruin.�
d. �Cast away from you all the
transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a
e. �I will give you a new heart
and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your
flesh and give you a heart of flesh.�
�I will put My Spirit
within you and cause you to walk in My
statutes, and you will keep My
judgments and do them.� Ezekiel
g. �Therefore turn and
live.� Ezekiel 18:32
There is ONE GOD
& NOT A TRINITY according to Jesus in his teachings about God.
a. There is no scripture to
support the doctrine of a triune God [three co-equal parts to God] in the
Bible. Only a lack of spiritual
discernment can explain the concept of a trinity. Many Christians simply do not know God because they have
never listened to and obeyed the teachings of Jesus. They are ignorant and spiritually lazy people. Matthew 22:29 NCV
b. �Hear, O Israel, the Lord
our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with
all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.� These are Jesus� very own words in Mark
who do you think Jesus is referring to in Mark 12:29 if not to his own God,
whose name is Yahweh?
above in this outline for additional Scripture.
c. �All Scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness.� 2 Timothy 3:16
God�s word indicates that you need to understand both the Old Testament
and the New Testament for any correct doctrine, as God has not changed. Therefore, you cannot ignore any scripture
in the entire Holy Bible!
d. �The Spirit of Truth
proceeds from the Father
[God] and testifies of [Jesus]� John 15:26
e. �These things say Jesus who
has the SEVEN Spirits of God.� Rev
Note: Not only is there no support for a trinity, the doctrine also ignores six
of seven (85.7%) of God�s Spirits.
And, Jesus makes it clear that the Holy Spirit comes from God
The God of the Old Testament
did not change in the New Testament.
a. �For I am the Lord [God], I do not change.� Malachi 3:6
b. �Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us?� Malachi 2:10
c. �A son honors his father,
and a servant his master. If then
I am the Father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master,
where is My reverence? Says the Lord of hosts to you priests who despise My name [Yahweh,
by teaching false doctrine].�
�Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.�
e. �A wife is responsible to
her husband, her husband is responsible to Christ, and Christ is responsible to
God.� 1 Corinthians 11:3 Living
The N.T. cannot be read without understanding that God has not
changed. You cannot take Paul out
of context by trying to read his writings while ignoring the writings of Jesus,
the other apostles, prophets and Moses.
To take Paul and make his teachings negate or �trump� the words of Jesus
makes such a person a Nicolaitan.
i. �But this you have, that you
hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.� Rev 2:6 [Jesus citing a good point about this church: hatred of
ii. �Thus you also have those
who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.� Rev 2:15 [Jesus condemning this church
for having Nicolaitans inside of it.]
iii. Note: The Nicolaitans
perverted Paul�s teachings and taught �moral looseness�. Is this not a huge problem in the
Christian church today? Why? Ignorant people.
Christ has not eliminated the Law.
a. �Do not think that I came to
destroy the Law or the Prophets. I
did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
For assuredly, I say to you, till Heaven and earth pass away, one jot or
one tittle will by no means pass from the law until all is fulfilled.� Matthew 5:17-18
b. Jesus says: �Woe to you �
for you pay tithes � and have neglected the weightier matters of the law:
justice and mercy and faith. These
you ought to have done, without leaving the others [matters of the law]
undone. Matthew 23:23 �Obey the law� Matthew 23:1-2 NCV.
c. �Love does no harm �
therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.� Romans 13:10
d. �Do you dishonor God through
breaking the law?� Romans 2:23
e. �For the lips of a priest
should keep knowledge, and people should seek the law from his mouth; for he is
the messenger of the Lord of
hosts. But you have departed from
the way; You have caused many to stumble at the law. You have corrupted the covenant ��
�You have wearied the Lord
with your words; Yet you say, In what way have we wearied Him? In that you say, �everyone who does evil is good in the
sight of the Lord, and He delights in them,� Or, �Where is the
God of justice?�� Malachi 2:17
Modern Tithe teaching is an
abomination unto God. Tithing as taught in the
church ignores the worship aspects of the tithe law in Deut 14:22-29. Its main purpose today is to line the
pockets of false preachers who pervert God�s Word for personal gain and to lead
people away from God.
Forgiveness Requires Repentance
a. �And if he sins against you
seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, I
repent, you shall forgive him.�
b. Comment: Is God going to
forgive you if you do not repent?
No. Will he worry about you
if you do not repent? I do not
think so. Will he forgive you if
you repent? Yes. Christians need to operate as God
does. Forgiveness is not an option
when someone does repent. We
simply need to forgive as God forgives us.
i. Forgiveness is not something
that can be given out without repentance.
The church has long forgotten God�s instructions and it is a major
reason we have so many people sinning today. The majority of humanity no longer understands the role of
repentance in the cessation of their sin.
Has saying I�m sorry now lost its meaning?
ii. �Therefore bear fruits
worthy of repentance.� Matthew 3:8
Be Separated & Holy
a. �And you shall be holy to Me [God], for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you
from the peoples, that you should be Mine.� Leviticus 20:26
b. �But as He who called you is holy, you also be
holy in all your conduct, because it is written, �Be holy, for I am holy�. 1 Peter 1:15
c. �He who is unjust, let him
be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is
righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy
still.� Rev 22:11
i. An important aspect of God�s
love is His willingness to let you
do your own thing on earth even if it is evil and results in your eternal
damnation in Hell. The gift of
free will that God gives us is never to be compromised by some kind of forced
theology or a man made �guilt trip�.
God requires a willing and sincere heart from you. He
wants a love that is true from you.
Would you have your earthly spouse be �forced� upon you or do you too
also require a willing and sincere heart?
A love that is true [willingly and not by force] from your spouse�s
Christianity today has been reduced to mythology. One standard message is: �You no longer have to obey God�s commandments. Simply mouth Jesus as your Lord, give
10% of your gross income to the church and you now have it made in God�s
eyes. All is forgiven, go and live
your life however you want. Even
if you wind up in Hell, a loving God will give you a second chance down
there.� Those who teach or believe
these doctrines are servants of Satan and they will never see the kingdom of
Matthew 6:24, etc.
The Current Christian
Mythology was Prophesied About.
a. �For the time will come when
men will not put up with sound doctrine.
Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great
number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from
truth and turn aside to myths.� 2
Timothy 4:3-4 NIV
b. �The coming of the lawless
one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of
counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that
deceives those who are perishing. They
perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a
powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be
condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 NIV
c. �The prophecies in 2 Timothy
4:3-4 and 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 are fulfilled. Today, mythology is routinely taught from the pulpits of
many Christian churches instead of God�s Holy Word and many people attending
Christian churches have turned away from the truth. These people are headed toward Hell unaware of their lost
souls.� The Apostle Edward, 2001
The Bible is not a book
about Jesus. It is a book about
God and how Jesus pointed the WAY back to his Father
[his God]. A God so loving that He would sacrifice His only begotten human Son [Jesus] to
reconcile humankind with His need
for justice. When you recognize
that the trinity is a man made doctrine and mythology, you will start to
understand God and His Son Jesus
and what the �message� of the Holy Bible is really about.
Since God has not changed �
The Message of the Holy
Bible is the same in both the Old and New Testaments.
It is God�s
message of eternal salvation to those who repent and walk a godly life, a life
of righteousness in God�s eyes [according to God�s Word and not according to
b. Jesus said: �If I had not
come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse
for their sin.� John 15:22
God loves you and �has no
pleasure in the death of one who dies.
Therefore, turn [repent] and live.�
Ezekiel 18:32 [In modern
parlance, it means to �get a life� — a life with God!]
Apostle Paul teaches
salvation in Romans 10:9-10. �[V9] If you confess with
your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Jesus
from the dead, you will be saved.�
[V10A]: �For with the heart, one
believes to righteousness.�
This means your heart & everything inside of you now respects God
and His commands. That you will now become a �slave to
righteousness� putting aside all your prior sinful and evil ways.
b. [V10B]: �And, with the mouth, confession is made to
salvation�. This means you now
freely admit that God is real and you freely talk about how His Son has changed your life. Indeed, you are a witness to the
world concerning how Jesus has brought you back to God.
1. A capitalization protocol has been applied in this document
to properly identify God. All of the words shown in Small Caps refer to God Almighty.
Example: Him, Himself, His, He,
You, Your, Yours,
2. All verses are from New King James Version (NKJV) unless
otherwise noted above. NCV is New
Century Version and LIV or Living is the Living Bible. NIV is the New International Version. RSV is the Revised Standard Version.
NRSV is the New Revised Standard Version. NAB is the Catholic New American
Bible. DRV is the Catholic Douay Rheims Bible. NJB is the Catholic New
Jerusalem Bible. NASB is the New American Standard Bible. YLT is Young's Literal Translation of
the Greek New Testament.
3. Apostle Ministry uses the New King James Version as our
primary study Bible. However, we
study with six-eight translations opened at all times and research from 78
different translations. This includes Hebrew and Greek linear bibles. All bibles speak equally well to our
doctrinal statement. Some versions
may express a particular statement in clearer terms than others, but all
translations are in agreement with the above statements.
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