God Hasn’t Given Everyone A Measure Of Faith

2 Thess 3:2  & that we (the church) may be delivered from unreasonable & wicked men: for all men have not faith (God’s divine persuasion).

The Greek word “pistis” for the word “faith” means “be persuaded”. “Faith is always a gift from God, & never something that can be produced by people. In short “pistis” (“faith”) for the believer is ‘God’s divine persuasion’.”

The Bible doesn’t contradict itself, if one verse says, “for all men have not faith”, then no verse in the Bible can say, “God has given everyone a measure of faith.”

In order to understand who the author of Romans is talking to in Romans 12:3, one must first read Romans 12:1, Romans 12:1 makes it very clear who the author is talking to in Romans 12.

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

In Romans 12:1 the word “brethren” is referring to the church, therefore in Romans 12:3, the author is not saying, God has given everyone in the world a measure of faith, the author is saying, God has given everyone in the church a measure of faith.

Rom 12:3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you [the church], not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man [in the church] a measure of faith [pistis – God’s divine persuasion].

2 Thess 3:2 proves the truth that God has not given everyone in the world a measure of faith.

2 Thess 3:2  And that we [the church] may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith [pistis – God’s divine persuasion].

Now, it’s important to understand that just because God persuades someone to believe that His Son, Yeshua is the Messiah, that that doesn’t mean, that the person is born from above (Christian). There are many people that believe Yeshua is the Messiah but they don’t stop practicing sin, those people are not born from above, the Bible makes it very clear that a Christian is someone that believes Yeshua is the Messiah (Christ) that no longer practices sin.

1 Jn 5:1  Whoever believes Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 3:9  No one born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 5:18  We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

No one has to say a prayer, confess sin, or be water baptized to be born of the Spirit.

To be born of the Spirit (born from above), a person first has to believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah, and then, God willing, God will baptize the person in the Holy Spirit, it is the baptism in the Holy Spirit that makes a person stop practicing sin.

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is the repentance that leads to life (Acts 11:16-18), without the baptism in the Holy Spirit nobody belongs to God.

Only those who are baptized in the Holy Spirit are Christian.

Jn 3:8  The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit [born from above].

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “God has given everyone a measure of faith”, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that teaching.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “God has given everyone a measure of faith”, because that doesn’t agree with the Bible. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that doesn’t agree with the Bible.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that doesn’t agree with what Christ taught, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Rom 8:13  For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

Rom 8:14  For all who are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit] are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

Here is a link to my post about the baptism in the Holy Spirithttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/baptism-in-the-holy-spirit/

The Kingdom Of God

Revelation 3:14 these things says the A-men, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God

Yeshua the Messiah was the first man to be born of woman and the the Holy Spirit, Yeshua the Messiah was not born of man and woman that is why he was born sinless, had Yeshua the Messiah been born of man and woman, he would have inherited the sinful nature of the natural man, Adam, and would not have been God’s Son, the Messiah.

Yeshua the Messiah was a new creation of man, the Holy Spirit that dwelled in Yeshua the Messiah is what made that new creation, without that new creation the new world would not exist because no one could be born of the Spirit if Yeshua the Messiah was never born.

Yeshua the Messiah is the first man and the last man to ever be born sinless, therefore he is the first and last, the beginning and the end of the new creation of God

After God resurrected Yeshua the Messiah from the dead, the new world began, that is the world that God made through Yeshua the Messiah that is spoken of in the New Testament, the new world are those who are born of the Spirit

Colossians 1:16 for by Yeshua the Messiah were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or authorities, or rulers: all things were created by him, and for him

:17 And he is before all things, and in him all things exist

:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the first born from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Yeshua the Messiah is reigning in all who are born of God by the Holy Spirit that dwells in them.

The kingdom of God is here now, it is not a future event, the kingdom of God dwells inside those who are born of the Spirit

The kingdom of God is not a physical kingdom, it is a spiritual kingdom, all who believe Yeshua is the Messiah that no longer practice sin are born of God, or born of the Spirit, those who are born of the Spirit see the kingdom of God and enter the kingdom of God (John 3:3 & John 3:5)

John 3:3 Yeshua answered and said to Nicodemus, truly, truly, I say to you, unless a man be born from above [born of the Spirit], he cannot see the kingdom of God

John 3:5 Yeshua answered, truly, truly, I say to you, unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit [born of the Spirit], he cannot enter the kingdom of God

John 3:8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit]

1 John 3:9 – No one born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 John 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of God preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

The Church Is Spiritual

A church is a group of people, a church is not a building, any group of people can be a church. A Christian is someone that is born of the Spirit (Jn 3:3-8), therefore the Christian church, the church of Yeshua the Messiah is the group of people that are born of the Spirit, the Christian church is spiritual, a Christian does not “go to church”, a Christian is the church.

John 3:3 The Messiah answered and said to Nicodemus, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born from above [born of the Spirit] he cannot see the kingdom of God.

3:4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?

3:5 The Messiah answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit [born of the Spirit] he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

3:6 That which is born of the flesh [natural birth, born of man and woman] is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit [Spiritual birth, born of God] is spirit.

3:7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, `You must be born from above [born of the Spirit].’

3:8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.

The Christian church is the group of people that believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah, that no longer practice sin.

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believes Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 John 3:9 No one who is born of God [born of the Spirit] practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 John 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

Matt 5:32 The True Meaning Of Fornication

In Matt 5:32, Christ isn’t saying a man can divorce his wife, if she cheats on him while they are married, Christ is saying, a man can divorce his wife, if she was not a virgin before they were married.

The New Testament does not support the teaching that says, “a Christian can divorce his or her spouse, and marry someone else if the husband or wife cheats on his or her spouse”. The only reason a husband can divorce his wife and not commit adultery, is if his wife was not a virgin before they were married.

A woman that has sex before she is married commits fornication, that is the definition of “fornication” in Matthew 5:32 in regards to a husband being allowed to divorce his wife. If a wife deceives her husband into thinking that she was a virgin before they were married, the husband can divorce her and not commit adultery, that’s what Matthew 5:32 is saying. porneia: fornication

The Greek word “poneia” for the word “fornication” in Matthew 5:32 means “fornication, whoredom; met: idolatry”. The Greek word for “fornication” in Matthew 5:32 doesn’t mean “adultery”

Matthew 5:32 is a word for the husband, not the wife, a wife is not supposed to divorce her husband, but if she does divorce her husband, she must remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband, or if her husband dies, she can marry another man.

A man that claims to be Christian, cannot divorce his wife if she cheats on him while they are married, and marry another woman, if a man that claims to be Christian does divorce his wife because she cheats on him while they are married, and marries another woman, the man and the woman that married him are in an adulterous relationship.

Matthew 5:32 – but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for {the} reason of unchastity, [except the wife not be a virgin before they are married] makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

A woman that claims to be Christian is not supposed to divorce her husband, but if she does divorce her husband, she must remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband, if a woman that claims to be Christian divorces her husband and marries another man, while her first husband is alive, the woman and the man that she married are in an adulterous relationship.

Romans 7:3 – So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man.

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 – But to the married people I give charge–not I but the Lord–that the wife is not to separate from her husband.

7:11 – But if she does [separate from and divorce him], let her remain single or else be reconciled to her husband. And [I charge] the husband [also] that he should not put away {or} divorce his wife.

The New Testament makes it very clear that those who commit adultery will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Do you [those who are born from above] not know that the unrighteous {and} the wrongdoers will not inherit {or} have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived (misled): neither the impure {and} immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality,

6:10 – Nor cheats (swindlers and thieves), nor greedy graspers, nor drunkards, nor foulmouthed revilers {and} slanderers, nor extortioners {and} robbers will inherit {or} have any share in the kingdom of God.

Galatians – 5:19-21 – Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

5:20 – Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

5:21 – Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit commits adultery, that means that those that claim to be Christian that commit adultery are not led by the Holy Spirit, those who are not led by the Holy Spirit, are led by the flesh, no one led by the flesh is a child of God.

Romans 8:13-14 – For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

8:14 – For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

There Are 2 Greek Texts That The New Testament Comes From

The King James New Testament comes from the “Textus Receptus”, all other English New Testaments come from a text by Westcott & Hort.

If you have a Bible that does not have 1 John 5:7 in it, then your bible was made using the Westcott & Hort Greek New Testament, which means Westcott & Hort removed parts of the Bible that are in the Textus Receptus.

This does not mean that I believe the King James Bible is the true word of God, the King James is not 100% truth, no English Bible is 100% truth, because Greek cannot be translated correctly to English.

The Textus Receptus was written before the Westcott & Hort, now if the Westcott and Hort text is missing verses that are in the Textus Receptus, then how can the teaching that says, “the English Bible is 100% truth”, be true, when one English translation has verses missing, that are in the King James?

1 John 5:7 KJV – For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

1 John 5:7 NASB – For there are three that testify:

The King James Bible definitely has errors in it, Titus 2:13 is translated wrong in the King James, here is a link to my post entitled “The English Bible Isn’t The True Word Of God”, that will explain more about the King James translation of Titus 2:13 https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/titus-213-in-greek-doesnt-say-christ-is-god/

America Has Never Been A Christian Nation

The land that is called “America” was stolen from the Native Americans. The founders of America weren’t Christian, they used the Bible for selfish reasons, no one led by the Holy Spirit would ever do that.

In the world today there is a large group of people that claim to be Christian that say America is a Christian nation, that America was founded by people that were Christian, that is not true, America has never been a Christian nation.

A Christian is someone that believes Yeshua is the Messiah that no longer practices sin, if the teaching that says, “America is a Christian nation” is true, then the people of America would not practice sin.

The New Testament makes it very clear that a Christian does not practice sin, if anyone that claims to be Christian does any of the things that are listed in 1 Cor. 6:9-10 & Gal 5:19-21, they are not Christian.

1 Cor. 6:9 – do you [those who are born from above (Christian)] not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators [prostitutes], nor idolaters [an image worshiper], nor adulterers [a man that is guilty with a married woman, a man that lusts after (covets) another man’s wife], nor effeminate [a man that submits his body to unnatural lewdness], nor homosexuals [any person engaging in same-gender sexual activity],

1 Cor. 6:10 – nor thieves [a thief in secret, rather than in the open with violence, an embezzler, a pilferer] nor {the} covetous [greedy of gain, a defrauder, trampling on the rights of others], nor drunkards, nor revilers [reproach (reviling) , injuring another’s reputation by denigrating, abusive insults] nor swindlers [a robber,  an extortioner] will inherit the kingdom of God.

Gal. 5:19 – Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality [fornication, whoredom, surrendering of sexual purity, any (every) type of promiscuity], impurity [in a moral sense, the impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living],  sensuality [lewdness],

Gal. 5:20 – idolatry [image worship], sorcery [the practice of magical arts], enmities [hostility, hatred], strife [a contentious spirit, affection for dispute], jealousy [rivalry], outbursts of anger [anger that comes from the flesh, selfish anger], disputes [selfish rivalry, self seeking], dissensions [divisions which wrongly divide people into pointless factions], factions [a self-chosen opinion, a religious or philosophical sect, discord or contention].

Gal. 5:21 – envying [being glad when someone experiences misfortune or pain],  murders [intentional unjustified homicide], drunkenness [deep drinking, intoxication] carousing [unbridled sexual immorality, debauched partying] and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

A Christian is someone that believes Yeshua is the Messiah that no longer practices sin.

1 John 5:1 – Everyone who believes Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 John 3:9 – No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 John 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

In the world today there is a large group of people that claim to be Christian that say, America is a Christian nation, that America was founded by people that were Christian, that is not true, America has never been a Christian nation.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “America is, or has been a Christian nation”, because that is not true. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that is not true.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that is not true, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Romans 8:13 – For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

Romans 8:14 – For all who are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit] are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “a Christian is a sinner saved by grace”, but the Bible does not agree with that teaching, here is a link to my post that will show why the teaching that says, “A Christian is a sinner saved by grace”, is falsehttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-practice-sin/

A Christian believes Revelation was written before 70AD, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes Revelation was written before 70ADhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/revelation-was-written-before-70ad/

A Christian doesn’t believe Matthew 24 is about the end of the planet, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe Matthew 24 is about the end of the planethttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/matt-24-isnt-about-the-end-of-the-planet/

A Christian believes “faith” is God’s divine persuasion, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes “faith” is God’s divine persuasion https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-faith-is-gods-divine-persuasion/

A Christian doesn’t believe satan in the book of Job is a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe satan in the book of Job is a fallen angelhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/a-christian-doesnt-believe-jobs-satan-is-a-fallen-angel/

A Christian doesn’t believe Christ said “born again”, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe Christ said “born again https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-christ-said-born-again/

A Christian doesn’t believe “Lucifer” is an evil name, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe “Lucifer” is an evil name https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-lucifer-is-an-evil-name/

A Christian doesn’t believe Isaiah 14 is talking about a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe Isaiah 14 is talking about a fallen angelhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-isaiah-14-is-about-a-fallen-angel/

A Christian doesn’t believe Ezekiel 28:15 is talking about a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe Ezekiel 28:15 is talking about a fallen angelhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-ezek-2815-is-about-satan/

A Christian believes in predestination, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes in predestination https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-in-predestination/

A Christian doesn’t believe the flesh can do good, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe the flesh can do good https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-the-flesh-can-do-good/

A Christian believes 2 Peter 3:9 is a word only for the church, here is a link that will show why 2 Peter 3:9 is a word only for the church https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-2-pet-39-is-a-word-for-the-church/

A Christian doesn’t believe in fallen angels, here is a link to my posts that will show why a Christian doesn’t believe in fallen angels https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-fallen-angels/

A Christian believes adultery is a man coveting another man’s wife, here is a link to my post about Matthew 5:28 that will show why that verse says adultery is a man coveting another man’s wifehttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-adultery-is-a-man-coveting-another-mans-wife/

A Christian believes Romans 10:9 is a word only for the church, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes Romans 10:9 is a word only for the churchhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/13/a-christian-believes-romans-109-is-a-word-for-the-church/

A Christian does not believe adultery is cause for divorce, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe adultery is cause for divorcehttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-adultery-is-cause-for-divorce/

A Christian does not believe the English Bible is 100% true, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe the English Bible is 100% truehttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/a-christian-doesnt-believe-the-english-bible-is-100-true/

A Christian does not believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe in the gospel of Jesus Christhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-the-gospel-of-jesus-christ/

A Christian believes the gospel has already been preached, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes the gospel has already been preachedhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-believes-the-gospel-has-already-been-preached/

A Christian believes the tribulation has already happened, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian believes the tribulation has already happenedhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/a-christian-believes-the-tribulation-has-already-happened/

A Christian does not believe Revelation is about this time period, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe Revelation is about this time periodhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-revelation-is-about-this-time-period/

A Christian does not believe demons are fallen angels, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe demons are fallen angels https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-chrstian-doesnt-believe-demons-are-fallen-angels/

A Christian does not believe Yeshua is the name above all names, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe Yeshua is the name above all nameshttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/a-christian-doesnt-believe-yeshua-is-the-name-above-all-names/

A Christian does not believe in the name Jesus, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe in the name Jesus https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-the-name-jesus-5/

A Christian does not believe in water baptism, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe in water baptism https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-water-baptism/

A Christian does not believe Christ died for everyone, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe Christ died for everyone https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-christ-died-for-everyone/

A Christian does not believe the devil also known as satan is a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe the devil is a fallen angelhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/10/a-christian-doesnt-believe-the-devil-is-a-fallen-angel/

A Christian does not believe anyone is tempted by a fallen angel, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe anyone is tempted by a fallen angelhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-chistian-doesnt-believe-anyone-is-tempted-by-a-fallen-angel/

A Christian does not believe Christ is God, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe Christ is God https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-christ-is-god/

A Christian does not believe the Holy Spirit is God, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe the Holy Spirit is God https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-the-holy-spirit-is-god/

A Christian does not believe in freewill, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not believe in freewill https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-believe-in-freewill/

A Christian does not fight the government, here is a link to my post that will show why a Christian does not fight the government https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/a-christian-doesnt-fight-the-government/

None By Freewill Obey God

It’s often said the people in the Old Testament obeyed God by freewill, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that. The Greek word for “faith” in Heb 11 is “pistis”, “pistis” means “be persuaded”, “faith” is God’s divine persuasion.

The word “pistis” proves the truth that none of the people that obeyed God in the Old Testament obeyed God by freewill, God persuaded them to obey Him, just as God persuades all of His chosen people to obey Him.

Faith (4102/pistis) is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by people. In short, 4102/pistis (“faith”) for the believer is “God’s divine persuasion”

Heb 11:4 – By faith [God’s divine persuasion] Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

The reason why Abel was righteous and Cain was not, is because Abel was chosen by God, and Cain was not.

Everyone that is written about in Heb 11 was persuaded by God to do what they did, , they were chosen by God, and because they were chosen by God, God made them do what was right. All who are chosen by God, do good, only because God makes them do good.

Romans 3:10-12 makes it very clear that before anyone is born of the Spirit, no one does good, therefore the teaching that says, “Everyone has the freewill to do good” is false.

Rom 3:10 – As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Rom 3:11 – No one understands [no one intelligently discerns {or} comprehends]; no one seeks out God.

Rom 3:12 – They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one.

It’s often said by many that claim to be Christian that the people in the Old Testament obeyed God by freewill, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that teaching. The Greek word for “faith” in Heb 11 is “pistis”, “pistis” means “be persuaded”, “faith” is God’s divine persuasion.

The word “pistis” proves the truth that none of the people that obeyed God in the Old Testament obeyed God by freewill, God persuaded them to obey Him, just as God persuades all of His chosen people to obey Him.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “Everyone has the freewill to obey God”, because that doesn’t agree with the Bible. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that doesn’t agree with the Bible.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that doesn’t agree with the Bible, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Romans 8:14 – For as many as are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit], they are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

A Christian doesn’t believe the flesh can do good https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/a-christian-doesnt-believe-the-flesh-can-do-good/

Many believe in Christ, but that doesn’t mean that many will enter the kingdom of the Heavens, Matt 7:21-23 makes that very clear, here is a link to my post that will show why all who believe in Christ will not enter the kingdom of the heavens https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/all-who-believe-in-christ-arent-made-alive-in-christ/

Paul didn’t believe in freewill, here is a link to my post that will show why Paul didn’t believe in freewillhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/paul-didnt-believe-in-freewill/

Christ didn’t believe in freewill, here is a link to my post that will show that Christ didn’t believe in freewillhttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/christ-didnt-believe-in-freewill/

Christ Didn’t Give Paul A Choice

It’s often said that Paul by freewill obeyed Christ, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that teaching, the truth is, Paul was forced by Christ to obey Christ. “arise go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” (Acts 9:6)

Acts 9:1-6 – Now Saul [Paul], still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,

9:2 – and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

9:3 – As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him;

9:4 – and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”

9:5 – And he said, “Who are You, Lord? And he {said,} “I am Yeshua whom you are persecuting,”

9:6 – but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do.”

It’s often said that Paul by freewill obeyed Christ, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that teaching, the truth is, Paul was forced by Christ to obey Christ.

No one by freewill obeys Christ, it is God by the Holy Spirit, that makes those who are born from above (born of the Spirit), do what God had Christ command people to do.

Philippians 2:13 – God indeed is the [One] working in you both to will and to work according to the good pleasure – English translation of the Greek text.

“the good pleasure” in Philippians 2:13 is referring to, not practicing sin.

1 John 3:9 – No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born from above].

1 John 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born from above] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of God preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

God Doesn’t Love Everyone Equally

Rom 9:13 Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. God didn’t love Esau the same as Jacob, so the Christian teaching that says God loves everyone equally is false.

The Greek word for “hate” in Romans 9:13 is miseó, that word means, denounce; to love someone or something less than someone (something) else, i.e. to renounce one choice in favor of another.

For many years I believed the teaching that says, “God loves everyone equally”, because that is what the majority of people that claim to be Christian teach, but that teaching doesn’t agree with the Bible.

Rom 9:13  As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

Rom 9:14  What shall we conclude then? Is there injustice upon God’s part? Certainly not!

Rom 9:15  For He says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion (pity) on whom I will have compassion.

Rom 9:16  So then [God’s gift] is not a question of human will and human effort, but of God’s mercy. [It depends not on one’s own willingness nor on his strenuous exertion as in running a race, but on God’s having mercy on him.]

Rom 9:17  For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, I have raised you up for this very purpose of displaying My power in [dealing with] you, so that My name may be proclaimed the whole world over.

Rom 9:18  So then God has mercy on whomever He wills (chooses) and He hardens (makes stubborn and unyielding the heart of) whomever He wills.

Rom 9:19  You will say to me, Why then does God still find fault {and} blame us [for sinning]? For who can resist {and} withstand His will?

Rom 9:20  But who are you, a mere man, to criticize {and} contradict {and} answer back to God? Will what is formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?

Rom 9:21  Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same mass (lump) one vessel for beauty {and} distinction {and} honorable use, and another for menial {or} ignoble {and} dishonorable use?

Rom 9:22  What if God, although fully intending to show [the awfulness of] His wrath and to make known His power {and} authority, has tolerated with much patience the vessels (objects) of [His] anger which are ripe for destruction?

Rom 9:23  And [what if] He thus purposes to make known {and} show the wealth of His glory in [dealing with] the vessels (objects) of His mercy which He has prepared beforehand for glory,

Rom 9:24  Even including ourselves whom He has called, not only from among the Jews but also from among the Gentiles (heathen)?

Rom 9:25  Just as He says in Hosea, Those who were not My people I will call My people, and her who was not beloved [I will call] My beloved.

Rom 9:26  And it shall be that in the very place where it was said to them, You are not My people, they shall be called sons of the living God.

Rom 9:27  And Isaiah calls out (solemnly cries aloud) over Israel: Though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sand of the sea, only the remnant (a small part of them) will be saved [from perdition, condemnation, judgment]!

Rom 9:28  For the LORD will execute His sentence upon the earth [He will conclude and close His account with men completely and without delay], rigorously cutting it short in His justice.

Rom 9:29   It is as Isaiah predicted, If the LORD of hosts had not left us a seed [from which to propagate descendants], we [Israel] would have fared like Sodom and have been made like Gomorrah.

Rom 9:30  What shall we say then? That the Gentiles [Heathens], which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith [God’s divine persuasion].,

Rom 9:31  Whereas Israel, though ever in pursuit of a law [for the securing] of righteousness (right standing with God), actually did not succeed in fulfilling the Law.

Rom 9:32  For what reason? Because it was not by faith [God’s divine persuasion], but as by works. They stumbled over the Stumbling Stone [Christ].

Rom 9:33  As it is written, Behold I am laying in Zion a Stone that will make men stumble, a Rock that will make them fall; but he who believes [is persuaded by God to believe] in him [Christ] [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on him, is persuaded by God to believe Yeshua is the Messiah] never will be put to shame.

Romans 9:13-33 makes it very clear that it is God who makes the choice in who is born of the Spirit (born from above) and who is not.

Romans 9:13-33 shows why God had the Messiah (Christ) say, “no one can come to me unless it has been granted from God” (John 6:65).

Those who come to Christ have been chosen by God to come to Christ, because they are loved by God, and because they are loved by God, God persuades them to believe that His Son, Yeshua is the Messiah (Christ), and by that faith (God’s divine persuasion) they don’t practice sin, which means they are born from above (born of the Spirit).

Those who are born from above, have no choice in being in born from above, because they have been chosen by God to be born from above (born of the Spirit), long before God had them be born of man & woman.

Jn 1:12  But to as many as did receive {and} welcome the Messiah, he gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) his name [to those who believe he is the Messiah]

Jn 1:13  Who owe their birth neither to bloods [natural birth, born of man & woman] nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!]

Prov 16:9  The mind of man plans his way, but God determines his steps.

Jn 6:65  No one can come to me unless it has been granted from God.

1 Tim 6:3  if anyone teaches otherwise and does not assent to the sound {and} wholesome messages of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah (Christ) and the teaching which is in agreement with godliness (piety toward God),

1 Tim 6:4  He is puffed up with pride {and} stupefied with conceit, [although he is] woefully ignorant. He has a morbid fondness for controversy and disputes {and} strife about words, which result in (produce) envy {and} jealousy, quarrels {and} dissension, abuse {and} insults {and} slander, and base suspicions,

1 Tim 6:5  And protracted wrangling {and} wearing discussion {and} perpetual friction among men who are corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, who imagine that godliness {or} righteousness is a source of profit [a moneymaking business, a means of livelihood]. {From such withdraw.}

Rom 16:17  I appeal to you, brethren, to be on your guard concerning those who create dissensions and difficulties {and} cause divisions, in opposition to the doctrine (the teaching) which you have been taught. [I warn you to turn aside from them, to] avoid them.

Rom 16:18  For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites {and} base desires, and by ingratiating and flattering speech, they beguile the hearts of the unsuspecting {and} simpleminded [people].

2 Jn 1:9  Anyone who runs on ahead [of God] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [who is not content with what he taught] does not have God; but he who continues to live in the doctrine (teaching) of Christ [does have God], he has both the Father and the Son.

2 Jn 1:10  If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [is disloyal to what Yeshua the Messiah taught], do not receive him [do not accept him, do not welcome or admit him] into [your] house or bid him Godspeed {or} give him any encouragement.

2 Jn 1:11  For he who wishes him success [who encourages him, wishing him Godspeed] is a partaker in his evil doings.

Only those who believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah (Christ), that don’t practice sin are God’s chosen people (born from above).

No one has to say a prayer, confess sin, or be water baptized to be born of the Spirit.

To be born of the Spirit (born from above), a person first has to believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah, and then, God willing, God will baptize the person in the Holy Spirit, it is the baptism in the Holy Spirit that makes a person stop practicing sin.

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is the repentance that leads to life (Acts 11:16-18), without the baptism in the Holy Spirit nobody belongs to God.

Only those who are baptized in the Holy Spirit are Christian.

John 3:8  The wind blows (breathes) where it wills; and though you hear its sound, yet you neither know where it comes from nor where it is going. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit [born from above].

1 Jn 5:1  Whoever believes Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 3:9  No one born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 5:18  We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of God preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “God loves everyone equally”, but that teaching doesn’t agree with the Bible.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “God loves everyone equally”, because that doesn’t agree with the Bible. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that doesn’t agree with the Bible.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that doesn’t agree with what Christ taught, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Romans 8:13 – For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

Romans 8:14 – For all who are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit] are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10 – But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

Here is a link to my post about the baptism in the Holy Spirithttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/baptism-in-the-holy-spirit/

A Man, Not God, Died For The Sins Of God’s Chosen People

The Bible never says, “God died for anyone’s sins”, the Bible says, “a man died for the sins of God’s chosen people.”

Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Yeshua of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders & signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

Acts 2:23 him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ [the Messiah] Yeshua;

The Bible never says, “God died for anyone’s sins”, the Bible says “a man died for the sins of God’s chosen people”

The Bible never says anyone has to believe Christ is God, to be Christian, the Bible says a person must believe Yeshua is the Messiah and stop practicing sin, to be Christian.

A Christian is someone that is born from above (born of the Spirit), it is the baptism of the Holy Spirit that makes a person stop practicing sin, it is the baptism in the Holy Spirit that makes a person Christian, therefore only those who believe Yeshua is the Messiah (Christ) that stop practicing sin, are Christian.

1 Jn 5:1  Whoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 3:9  No one born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her; and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 5:18  We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of the Spirit preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

The teaching that says, “Christ is God” is false, here is a link to my posts that will show that Christ is not God https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/category/christ-is-not-god/

Here is a link to my post about the baptism in the Holy Spirithttps://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/08/27/baptism-in-the-holy-spirit/