False teaching

There is only one true Religion, and that is Christianity

Yes; Chrisianity is a religion:

re·li·gion    /rəˈlijən/  noun: religion:  the belief in and worship of a
superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. “ideas about the relationship between science and religion”
synonyms: faith, belief, worship, creed; More sect, church, cult, denomination
“the freedom to practice their own religion” •a particular system of faith and worship. plural noun: religions “the world’s great religions” •a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.

stupid_poster

And, I am a religious person.

There is only one absolute truth, and only one way to correctly interpret the Scripture, and there was only one Christ, and His teachings represent only one truth.

Recently a person decided to confront me with some of the modern and poplar bumper sticker religion, personally I think it is stupid, sad, and makes me mad all at the same time. How did we slip into this, this total removal of truthful teaching of Christ’s word, and claim He was actually a liberal?

Liberals, Democrats, Conservative, Republican, or the Tea Party, do not represent Christ, or His teachings, He has but one representative here on Earth, and that is the Church. The Church is recognized by the worship of God in Spirit and Truth. By following His precepts, not what is politically correct, or by cute bumper stickers, slogans or posters, no those precepts are found only in the scripture.

If anyone supports a law, or makes to become a law that goes against His law, is placing himself above His law, and therefore is declaring himself God.

Anyone who would support gay marriage, or abortion, just to name two is placing themselves in this position.

Liberals place themselves in this position, for the most part to my knowledge, conservatives do not.

Conservatism believes in a liberated life within the boundaries of Gods laws.

I repeat, neither of these groups represents Christianity, only the Church can perform that duty.

So let’s take a look at this poster that is  somehow indicating it is the profile of Christ our savior.

Bleeding heart? Did he have compassion for the underprivileged? Yes of course.

Long Hair? Not likely

1 Corinthians 11:14 Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,

Peace Loving? In some respects, but then again, maybe not…

Matthew 10:34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35″For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW;…

Anti Establishment? I think not:

Mark 12:17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” And they were amazed at him.

Daniel 2:20  Daniel said, “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him. 21″It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding. 22″It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.…

Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Liberal Hippie Freak? The term hippie came from my generation, the sixties, following  the beatniks who were the group who were antiestablishment of the 50’s.

Liberal? Liberals believe in freedom of choice, Christ believes in life, and his comments on children were

Mark 9:42

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.

Mark 10:14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

Revelation 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Exodus 23:7 Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.

Matthew 25:45Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’

What does the Bible say about abortion?

by Ryan Turner

The Bible does not specifically mention the word abortion, but it has a number of significant things to say about unborn children. These Biblical statements indicate that the unborn are persons.  Therefore, abortion is wrong since it is killing a human being.  A simplified form of our argument is the following:

Premise #1: It is wrong to murder a person.

Premise #2: The unborn is a person.

Conclusion: Therefore, it is wrong to murder the unborn.

 Premise #1: It is wrong to murder a person.

There are few objections to the notion that it is wrong to murder a person. Murder is the unlawful taking of someone’s life, while killing is the lawful taking of someone’s life.  For just a small sample of the Biblical passages forbidding murder, see Gen. 9:6; Mt. 15:19; 19:18; Mk. 10:19; Lk. 18:20; Jn. 8:44; Acts 3:14; and Rom. 1:28-29; 13:9.

Premise #2: The unborn is a person.

It is this premise which is disputed by many in our culture today. However, the Bible clearly teaches that the unborn is a person due to the following reasons.

 Possession of Personal Attributes

First, the unborn possesses personal attributes such as sin and joy. In Psalm 51:5, David says, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.”  In Luke 1:44, “For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.”

Described by Personal Pronouns

Second, the Bible also uses personal pronouns to describe unborn children. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”  Matthew 1:20-21 states, “But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.  She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.’”

 

Jesus: A Baby at Conception

Third, regarding the conception of Jesus, Matthew 1:20 says, “But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.’” The fact that the angel tells Joseph that “the Child who has been conceived” is “of the Holy Spirit” indicates that Jesus certainly was a person at the moment of conception.

 

Called Children

Fourth, the unborn are called children. Luke 1:41 states, “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit (1:44).”

 

Protected by the same Punishment as for Adults

Fifth, perhaps the strongest argument against abortion from Scripture is the fact that the same punishment is applicable to someone who kills or injures an unborn child as for one who kills or injures an adult. Exodus 21:22-23 states, “If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide.  But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life . . . ” This strongly indicates that the Mosaic Law viewed the unborn as persons worthy of the same protection and rights as adults.

 

Called by God before Birth

Sixth, the unborn are even called by God before birth. Almost echoing the prophetic commission of Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5, Isaiah 49:1 says, “Listen to me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar, the LORD called me from the womb; from the body of my mother He named me.”

 

Known Personally by God just like any other Person

Seventh, the unborn are known personally and intimately by God in the same way He would know any other person. Describing David, Psalm 139:15-16 says, “My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written; the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.”  Describing the prophet Jeremiah, Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

 

Conclusion

The Bible definitely teaches that the unborn are persons because the unborn possess personal attributes, are described by personal pronouns, Jesus is called a child at conception, the unborn are called children, are protected by the same punishment as for adults, are called by God before birth, and are known personally by God just like any other person. Since abortion is murdering a person, abortion is morally wrong (Gen. 9:6; Rom. 1:28-29).

Would Jesus support homosexuality?
Liberals do, Conservatives do not, and neither did Jesus.

Romans 1:27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

1 Timothy 1: 8 – 12 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers,[a] liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound[b] doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.

If you are still reading this far, by now you may be getting the idea that conservatives are conservative within the realms of Christ’s teachings. And they are liberal within the boundaries God sets.

 The Suffering Christ

Isaiah 52 – 53 teaches us that Christ our savior came to earth with nothing to offer the world in a worldly sense, he had no appearance that any man just look upon him with lust.

He was born too soon, what was considered out of wedlock. This would have made him a “mamser” {according to the Jewish custom of the time} a bastard, and one who should not live past childhood, and if they do, they should never receive respect for their entire lives.

He had no wealth, we all know the biblical verse that states the son of man does not have a place to lay His head.

He had only one thing to offer, truth, and any who would accept that truth and do as He commands would find eternal life.

He did not only die for our sins, he took upon himself all of our sorrows, all of our grief’s.

No Christ was not a “hippie”, He was, and is our God, our creator, God in the flesh, He is our savior. And to even suggest that he was a “hippie” borders on blasphemy, and it is an insult to Him, and it is an insult to all true Christians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Jim & Jody

We sell real estate in the Tulsa Oklahoma area for Chinowth & Cohen Realtors. We have been selling real estate in Tulsa for about 5 years, however Jim has been in and around the Real Estate business since 1991. He is a former Broker Associate in Kansas, has earned his GRI designation, and has taken all educational requirements for appraising Real Estate. Jody has had many years experience in the Real Estate Mortgage field, and the two together have a well rounded knowledge of all aspects of the Real Estate business.
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