Evolution is a Religion?

(((Updating 5/6/17 for James with a comment on his once again recycled post on his blog… ugh! I won’t post comments on his blog anymore due to his propensity for editing them to say and creating comments for me that I did not say… lying sack!! Here’s what I would have posted on his blog post)))

No James, evolution is not a religion. Did you know that the majority of Christians even accept the Fact of Evolution? They just think God did it. Enjoy the Day and stop spreading propaganda. -kia

Enjoy the take down. -kia

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Reposting this for Godless Cranium this morning. -kia

James, Evolution is a Religion like Gravity is a Philosophy… and like Abstinence is a Sex Position.” -kia

Enjoy the day and walk in Reality, not just Memes.

-kia

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66 thoughts on “Evolution is a Religion?

      • Soul Ja… aside from the fact that I was Christian for 34yrs and in Avocational ministry/missions for 25 of those in various roles… if Faith of any size is all you need to Trump and displace actual evidence that contradicts what you believe to be True, then there really is no helping you. You’ve gone beyond the realm of reality and sanity.
        But fear not dear heart, Recovery awaits

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        • YOUR RESPONSE, ALONE, IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE LAW OF FAITH. 😇😇😇😇😇
          IF YOU HAVE REALLY BEEN INTO MINISTRY, EVEN FOR 3 YEARS, AND STILL DO NOT BELIEVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, THEN EXAMINE YOURSELF AGAIN BECAUSE YOU NEVER REALLY HAD FAITH. EVEN THE BIBLE SPOKE ABOUT SUCH PEOPLE (I TIMOTH 1: 7)

          THERE IS NO TIME, HOWEVER, TO GO INTO THE DETAILS RIGHT NOW.

          GOD BLESS YOU.

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            • YOU ARE AFRAID TO FACE THE TRUTH. I PRAY FOR YOU.

              PSSST….. CHOOSE WISELY WHERE YOU BELONG, BECAUSE IN HELL, YOU WILL NOT GET A SECOND CHANCE. TALK TO YOUR BROTHER GABRIEL. HE HAS THE ANSWERS YOU NEED. GOD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH.

              GOD BLESS YOU

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              • so… veiled false threat aside, you think that the same God who wants to save me because he loves me is also threatening me with eternal torture in hell if i don’t respond?
                and you’re ok with that enough to repeat the threat with a half assed ‘Psst..’?
                Bugger off, you terrorist for a terroristic false god

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              • YOU ARE GROSSLY MISTAKEN MIKE. YOU SEEM TO HAVE A MISCONSTRUED PERCEPTION OF WHO YOU ARE, AND WHO GOD IS.

                ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION; “WOULD I ASK AN ANT FOR IT’S CONSENT IF I REALLY INTENDED TO STEP ON IT?” YOU KNOW YOU WOULDN’T.

                IF GOD REALLY WANTED TO CAST YOU TO HELL, HE WOULD NOT NEED TO THREATEN YOU.

                LISTEN, GOD IS THE SUPREME AUTHORITY THERE IS. AND AS THE SUPREME AUTHORITY, HE DELEGATES A TINY PORTION OF THAT AUTHORITY TO YOU. IN OTHER WORDS, HE PLACED YOU IN CHARGE OF YOUR DESTINY AND LET YOU DETERMINE WHAT YOUR LIFE WILL BE.

                NOW EVENTHOUGH HE LOVES YOU, HE WILL NOT FORCE HIMSELF ON YOU. THAT IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN DELEGATED TO CHOOSE WHERE YOU WANT TO BE; WITH HIM, OR WITH THE DEVIL.

                THAT IS THE TRUTH, AND YOUR OPINION CAN’T CHANGE IT.

                SO THE BEST THAT GOD CAN DO, IF HE SEES YOU GOING OFF COURSE, IS TO WARN YOU OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOU ACTIONS.

                THAT IS NOT THE SAME AS A THREAT. GOD IS TO BIG TO WASTE HIS TIME THREATENING YOU, OR ANYBODY ELSE FOR THAT MATTER.

                THE ONLY REASON HE WOULD WARN YOU IS BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU. THOUGH HE IS OMNIPOTENT, HE HAS CHOSEN TO LET YOU PILOT YOU BOAT.

                SO BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU ARE HEADING TO, BECAUSE THERE IS A BIG STORM RIGHT HERE YOU ARE HEADING TO. IT’S BEST TO LISTEN TO THE ONE WHO MADE YOU, THAN TO REGRET FOR ETERNITY.

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              • Mike is right, saying ‘God loves you’ and then threatening eternal torture in Hell if someone does not respond just makes God seem like a mafia standover merchant. If you can’t see this you have not thought about it.

                God does not want to torture us for all eternity, but has no choice. I know I have heard it all before. It took me decades to see the nonsense of it all. Your concept of God makes God a monster. If you seriously think eternal torture is justice and that God has no other choice then you have a very poor picture of your deity. You could never worship such a deity, fear perhaps but not worship.

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              • PETER, TELL KIA TO STOP BLOCKING MY COMMENTS. IF HE IS NOT WILLING TO FACE THE TRUTH, HE SHOULD BE BOLD ENOUGH TO SAY SO.
                ALL MY EARLIER COMMENTS ARE NOT GOING THROUGH.
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          • But in the Bible Paul says that God chooses who will be saved and it is God that gives people faith. So if someone does not have faith what are they able to do about it?

            ‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God’ (Ephesians 2:8)

            Or perhaps Paul is wrong?

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              PETER (I LOVE THAT NAME, IT REMINDS ME OF SIMON PETER ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️),
              YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS TRUTH; THE SCRIPTURES COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. THEREFORE, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND, ACCURATELY, WHAT GOD IS SAYING IN HIS WORD, DON’T INTERPRET A SCRIPTURE IN ISOLATION.
              A DEAR READER COMMENTED IN OF MY ARTICLES , YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/adam-sin-death/#comments
              BUT LET’S TAKE THE SCRIPTURE YOU QUOTED, AND SEE WHAT GOD IS SAYING.
              Ephesians 2:8New International Version (NIV)
              8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
              NOW STUDY THESE TWO SCRIPTURES
              John 1:12New International Version (NIV)
              12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
              John 1:14New International Version (NIV)
              14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
              LET’S BEGIN
              YOU CANNOT BLAME GOD, NOW, FOR YOUR LACK OF FAITH. THIS IS BECAUSE GOD HAS DONE HIS PART. YOU CANNOT PUT THE BLAME ON GOD BECAUSE GOD HAS BEEN TRYING YOU GIVE YOU FAITH FOR LONG TIME.
              IN ROMANS 10:17, THE BIBLE DECLARES THE FAITH COMES BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN YOU HEAR OR READ THE WORD OF GOD, GOD USES THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GRANT YOU FAITH.
              BUT YOU HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. YOU’VE GOT TO ACCEPT WHAT GOD IS SAYING, AND BELIEVE IT. OTHERWISE, YOUR DOUBT WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM HAVING FAITH IN GOD. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE GOSPEL ONLY WORKS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE (ROMANS 1:16).
              THAT IS WHY MANY CHRISTIANS ARE NOT EXPERIENCING THE POWER OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES; THEY DOUBT THE WORD OF GOD. THEY ARE CHRISTIANS BY NAME, BUT THEIR HEARTS HAVE NOT ACCEPTED THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. THEREFORE, THE POWER THAT COMES WITH THAT SOVEREIGNTY IS DENIED THEM.
              YOU CAN LIVE IN A GYM ALL YOUR LIFE AND STILL BE OBESE. THAT, HOWEVER, DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE EQUIPMENT, THERE, ARE NOT OPERATIONAL. YOU ARE THE ONE NOT APPLYING THE RIGHT PRINCIPLES. LIVING IN A GYM WILL NOT KEEP YOU FIT, AS SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK. IT’S EXERCISING THAT WILL KEEP YOU FIT. NOW, BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A GYM, YOU MIGHT EXERCISE. BUT THAT IS NOT REALITY FOR EVERYBODY; SOME DO NOT EXERCISE.
              IN THE SAME WAY BEING A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE FAITH. IT IS THE HEARING, ACCEPTANCE AND APPLICATION OF THE GOSPEL THAT GRANTS YOU FAITH. BECAUSE YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL APPLY THE WORD OF GOD. BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE FOR EVERYBODY; SOME STILL DO NOT APPLY IT.
              AND THEN THEY BLAME GOD FOR THEIR INABILITY TO ACCEPT HIS WORD.
              IT IS TRUE THAT “BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED THROUGH FAITH”. BUT DON’T FORGET THE FIRST TWO SCRIPTURES I GAVE AT THE BEGINNING.
              WHEN JESUS CAME TO THIS WORLD, HE CAME FULL OF GRACE. AND ALL WHO ACCEPTED HIS MESSAGE, AS THE FINAL SAY, WERE THOSE WHO WERE SAVE. GRACE CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. BUT FOR THAT GRACE TO WORK IN YOUR LIFE, YOU’VE GOT TO RECEIVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS AND BELIEVE IT.
              GOD IS NOT A SLAVE MASTER; HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO BELIEVE HIS WORD. HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO EXPERIENCE HIS POWER. ALL HE WILL DO IS TO SEND THE GOSPEL OUT TO YOU, LIKE HE IS DOING NOW, AND GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCEPT IT AND BE BLESSED.
              YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HEAVEN. AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HELL. BUT YOU CAN BE SURE OF THIS; YOU MUST GO TO ONE OF THEM, AND THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST (JOHN 14:6). AND BY REJECTING HIS GIFT, YOU ARE INDIRECTLY SIGNING UP FOR THE DEVIL’S, HELL.
              NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DISCARD THIS AS FALSE, BUT IT WON’T BE THE FIRST TIME. THAT IS WHY YOUR “YEARS AS A CHRISTAN” WAS NEVER FRUITFUL. YOU NEVER REALLY BELIEVED IN THE FIRST PLACE. YOU NEVER REALLY TRUSTED GOD.
              BUT YOU CAN DECIDE TO CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO; THERE IS SO MUCH MORE LEARN ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL CHISTIAN LIFE THAT GOD HAS FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE. GOD BLESS YOU. ONE MORE THING, WHO’S “GABE”? A FRIEND?
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              PETER (I LOVE THAT NAME, IT REMINDS ME OF SIMON PETER ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️),
              YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS TRUTH; THE SCRIPTURES COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. THEREFORE, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND, ACCURATELY, WHAT GOD IS SAYING IN HIS WORD, DON’T INTERPRET A SCRIPTURE IN ISOLATION.
              A DEAR READER COMMENTED IN OF MY ARTICLES , YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/adam-sin-death/#comments
              BUT LET’S TAKE THE SCRIPTURE YOU QUOTED, AND SEE WHAT GOD IS SAYING.
              Ephesians 2:8New International Version (NIV)
              8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
              NOW STUDY THESE TWO SCRIPTURES
              John 1:12New International Version (NIV)
              12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
              John 1:14New International Version (NIV)
              14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
              LET’S BEGIN
              YOU CANNOT BLAME GOD, NOW, FOR YOUR LACK OF FAITH. THIS IS BECAUSE GOD HAS DONE HIS PART. YOU CANNOT PUT THE BLAME ON GOD BECAUSE GOD HAS BEEN TRYING YOU GIVE YOU FAITH FOR LONG TIME.
              IN ROMANS 10:17, THE BIBLE DECLARES THE FAITH COMES BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN YOU HEAR OR READ THE WORD OF GOD, GOD USES THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GRANT YOU FAITH.
              BUT YOU HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. YOU’VE GOT TO ACCEPT WHAT GOD IS SAYING, AND BELIEVE IT. OTHERWISE, YOUR DOUBT WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM HAVING FAITH IN GOD. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE GOSPEL ONLY WORKS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE (ROMANS 1:16).
              THAT IS WHY MANY CHRISTIANS ARE NOT EXPERIENCING THE POWER OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES; THEY DOUBT THE WORD OF GOD. THEY ARE CHRISTIANS BY NAME, BUT THEIR HEARTS HAVE NOT ACCEPTED THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. THEREFORE, THE POWER THAT COMES WITH THAT SOVEREIGNTY IS DENIED THEM.
              YOU CAN LIVE IN A GYM ALL YOUR LIFE AND STILL BE OBESE. THAT, HOWEVER, DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE EQUIPMENT, THERE, ARE NOT OPERATIONAL. YOU ARE THE ONE NOT APPLYING THE RIGHT PRINCIPLES. LIVING IN A GYM WILL NOT KEEP YOU FIT, AS SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK. IT’S EXERCISING THAT WILL KEEP YOU FIT. NOW, BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A GYM, YOU MIGHT EXERCISE. BUT THAT IS NOT REALITY FOR EVERYBODY; SOME DO NOT EXERCISE.
              IN THE SAME WAY BEING A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE FAITH. IT IS THE HEARING, ACCEPTANCE AND APPLICATION OF THE GOSPEL THAT GRANTS YOU FAITH. BECAUSE YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL APPLY THE WORD OF GOD. BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE FOR EVERYBODY; SOME STILL DO NOT APPLY IT.
              AND THEN THEY BLAME GOD FOR THEIR INABILITY TO ACCEPT HIS WORD.
              IT IS TRUE THAT “BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED THROUGH FAITH”. BUT DON’T FORGET THE FIRST TWO SCRIPTURES I GAVE AT THE BEGINNING.
              WHEN JESUS CAME TO THIS WORLD, HE CAME FULL OF GRACE. AND ALL WHO ACCEPTED HIS MESSAGE, AS THE FINAL SAY, WERE THOSE WHO WERE SAVE. GRACE CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. BUT FOR THAT GRACE TO WORK IN YOUR LIFE, YOU’VE GOT TO RECEIVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS AND BELIEVE IT.
              GOD IS NOT A SLAVE MASTER; HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO BELIEVE HIS WORD. HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO EXPERIENCE HIS POWER. ALL HE WILL DO IS TO SEND THE GOSPEL OUT TO YOU, LIKE HE IS DOING NOW, AND GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCEPT IT AND BE BLESSED.
              YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HEAVEN. AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HELL. BUT YOU CAN BE SURE OF THIS; YOU MUST GO TO ONE OF THEM, AND THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST (JOHN 14:6). AND BY REJECTING HIS GIFT, YOU ARE INDIRECTLY SIGNING UP FOR THE DEVIL’S, HELL.
              NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DISCARD THIS AS FALSE, BUT IT WON’T BE THE FIRST TIME. THAT IS WHY YOUR “YEARS AS A CHRISTAN” WAS NEVER FRUITFUL. YOU NEVER REALLY BELIEVED IN THE FIRST PLACE. YOU NEVER REALLY TRUSTED GOD.
              BUT YOU CAN DECIDE TO CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO; THERE IS SO MUCH MORE LEARN ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL CHISTIAN LIFE THAT GOD HAS FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE. GOD BLESS YOU. ONE MORE THING, WHO’S “GABE”? A FRIEND?
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              I REALLY APOLOGIZE, THERE IS A FAULT WITH YOU SITE. OTHERWISE, I WOULD HAVE SEEN MY REPLIES A LOT EARLIER THAN THIS.
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              PETER (I LOVE THAT NAME, IT REMINDS ME OF SIMON PETER ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️),
              YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS TRUTH; THE SCRIPTURES COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. THEREFORE, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND, ACCURATELY, WHAT GOD IS SAYING IN HIS WORD, DON’T INTERPRET A SCRIPTURE IN ISOLATION.
              A DEAR READER COMMENTED IN OF MY ARTICLES , YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/adam-sin-death/#comments
              BUT LET’S TAKE THE SCRIPTURE YOU QUOTED, AND SEE WHAT GOD IS SAYING.
              Ephesians 2:8New International Version (NIV)
              8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
              NOW STUDY THESE TWO SCRIPTURES
              John 1:12New International Version (NIV)
              12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
              John 1:14New International Version (NIV)
              14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
              LET’S BEGIN
              YOU CANNOT BLAME GOD, NOW, FOR YOUR LACK OF FAITH. THIS IS BECAUSE GOD HAS DONE HIS PART. YOU CANNOT PUT THE BLAME ON GOD BECAUSE GOD HAS BEEN TRYING YOU GIVE YOU FAITH FOR LONG TIME.
              IN ROMANS 10:17, THE BIBLE DECLARES THE FAITH COMES BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN YOU HEAR OR READ THE WORD OF GOD, GOD USES THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GRANT YOU FAITH.
              BUT YOU HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. YOU’VE GOT TO ACCEPT WHAT GOD IS SAYING, AND BELIEVE IT. OTHERWISE, YOUR DOUBT WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM HAVING FAITH IN GOD. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE GOSPEL ONLY WORKS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE (ROMANS 1:16).
              THAT IS WHY MANY CHRISTIANS ARE NOT EXPERIENCING THE POWER OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES; THEY DOUBT THE WORD OF GOD. THEY ARE CHRISTIANS BY NAME, BUT THEIR HEARTS HAVE NOT ACCEPTED THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. THEREFORE, THE POWER THAT COMES WITH THAT SOVEREIGNTY IS DENIED THEM.
              YOU CAN LIVE IN A GYM ALL YOUR LIFE AND STILL BE OBESE. THAT, HOWEVER, DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE EQUIPMENT, THERE, ARE NOT OPERATIONAL. YOU ARE THE ONE NOT APPLYING THE RIGHT PRINCIPLES. LIVING IN A GYM WILL NOT KEEP YOU FIT, AS SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK. IT’S EXERCISING THAT WILL KEEP YOU FIT. NOW, BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A GYM, YOU MIGHT EXERCISE. BUT THAT IS NOT REALITY FOR EVERYBODY; SOME DO NOT EXERCISE.
              IN THE SAME WAY BEING A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE FAITH. IT IS THE HEARING, ACCEPTANCE AND APPLICATION OF THE GOSPEL THAT GRANTS YOU FAITH. BECAUSE YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL APPLY THE WORD OF GOD. BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE FOR EVERYBODY; SOME STILL DO NOT APPLY IT.
              AND THEN THEY BLAME GOD FOR THEIR INABILITY TO ACCEPT HIS WORD.
              IT IS TRUE THAT “BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED THROUGH FAITH”. BUT DON’T FORGET THE FIRST TWO SCRIPTURES I GAVE AT THE BEGINNING.
              WHEN JESUS CAME TO THIS WORLD, HE CAME FULL OF GRACE. AND ALL WHO ACCEPTED HIS MESSAGE, AS THE FINAL SAY, WERE THOSE WHO WERE SAVE. GRACE CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. BUT FOR THAT GRACE TO WORK IN YOUR LIFE, YOU’VE GOT TO RECEIVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS AND BELIEVE IT.
              GOD IS NOT A SLAVE MASTER; HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO BELIEVE HIS WORD. HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO EXPERIENCE HIS POWER. ALL HE WILL DO IS TO SEND THE GOSPEL OUT TO YOU, LIKE HE IS DOING NOW, AND GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCEPT IT AND BE BLESSED.
              YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HEAVEN. AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HELL. BUT YOU CAN BE SURE OF THIS; YOU MUST GO TO ONE OF THEM, AND THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST (JOHN 14:6). AND BY REJECTING HIS GIFT, YOU ARE INDIRECTLY SIGNING UP FOR THE DEVIL’S, HELL.
              NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DISCARD THIS AS FALSE, BUT IT WON’T BE THE FIRST TIME. THAT IS WHY YOUR “YEARS AS A CHRISTAN” WAS NEVER FRUITFUL. YOU NEVER REALLY BELIEVED IN THE FIRST PLACE. YOU NEVER REALLY TRUSTED GOD.
              BUT YOU CAN DECIDE TO CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO; THERE IS SO MUCH MORE LEARN ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL CHISTIAN LIFE THAT GOD HAS FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE. GOD BLESS YOU. ONE MORE THING, WHO’S “GABE”? A FRIEND?
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              I’M SORRY, YOU REALLY HAVE TO WORK ON YOU COMMENTS SECTION. THIS IS SOUL JA, AND II HAVE BEEN TRYING TO REPLY FOR A LONG TIME NOW. MAYBE. BUT YOUR SITE IS NOT DISPLAYING THEM. SO I HAVE TO USE A FRIEND’S ACCOUNT.
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              PETER (I LOVE THAT NAME, IT REMINDS ME OF SIMON PETER ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️),
              YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS TRUTH; THE SCRIPTURES COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. THEREFORE, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND, ACCURATELY, WHAT GOD IS SAYING IN HIS WORD, DON’T INTERPRET A SCRIPTURE IN ISOLATION.
              A DEAR READER COMMENTED IN OF MY ARTICLES , YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/adam-sin-death/#comments
              BUT LET’S TAKE THE SCRIPTURE YOU QUOTED, AND SEE WHAT GOD IS SAYING.
              Ephesians 2:8New International Version (NIV)
              8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
              NOW STUDY THESE TWO SCRIPTURES
              John 1:12New International Version (NIV)
              12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
              John 1:14New International Version (NIV)
              14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
              LET’S BEGIN
              YOU CANNOT BLAME GOD, NOW, FOR YOUR LACK OF FAITH. THIS IS BECAUSE GOD HAS DONE HIS PART. YOU CANNOT PUT THE BLAME ON GOD BECAUSE GOD HAS BEEN TRYING YOU GIVE YOU FAITH FOR LONG TIME.
              IN ROMANS 10:17, THE BIBLE DECLARES THE FAITH COMES BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN YOU HEAR OR READ THE WORD OF GOD, GOD USES THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GRANT YOU FAITH.
              BUT YOU HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. YOU’VE GOT TO ACCEPT WHAT GOD IS SAYING, AND BELIEVE IT. OTHERWISE, YOUR DOUBT WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM HAVING FAITH IN GOD. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE GOSPEL ONLY WORKS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE (ROMANS 1:16).
              THAT IS WHY MANY CHRISTIANS ARE NOT EXPERIENCING THE POWER OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES; THEY DOUBT THE WORD OF GOD. THEY ARE CHRISTIANS BY NAME, BUT THEIR HEARTS HAVE NOT ACCEPTED THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. THEREFORE, THE POWER THAT COMES WITH THAT SOVEREIGNTY IS DENIED THEM.
              YOU CAN LIVE IN A GYM ALL YOUR LIFE AND STILL BE OBESE. THAT, HOWEVER, DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE EQUIPMENT, THERE, ARE NOT OPERATIONAL. YOU ARE THE ONE NOT APPLYING THE RIGHT PRINCIPLES. LIVING IN A GYM WILL NOT KEEP YOU FIT, AS SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK. IT’S EXERCISING THAT WILL KEEP YOU FIT. NOW, BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A GYM, YOU MIGHT EXERCISE. BUT THAT IS NOT REALITY FOR EVERYBODY; SOME DO NOT EXERCISE.
              IN THE SAME WAY BEING A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE FAITH. IT IS THE HEARING, ACCEPTANCE AND APPLICATION OF THE GOSPEL THAT GRANTS YOU FAITH. BECAUSE YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL APPLY THE WORD OF GOD. BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE FOR EVERYBODY; SOME STILL DO NOT APPLY IT.
              AND THEN THEY BLAME GOD FOR THEIR INABILITY TO ACCEPT HIS WORD.
              IT IS TRUE THAT “BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED THROUGH FAITH”. BUT DON’T FORGET THE FIRST TWO SCRIPTURES I GAVE AT THE BEGINNING.
              WHEN JESUS CAME TO THIS WORLD, HE CAME FULL OF GRACE. AND ALL WHO ACCEPTED HIS MESSAGE, AS THE FINAL SAY, WERE THOSE WHO WERE SAVE. GRACE CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. BUT FOR THAT GRACE TO WORK IN YOUR LIFE, YOU’VE GOT TO RECEIVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS AND BELIEVE IT.
              GOD IS NOT A SLAVE MASTER; HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO BELIEVE HIS WORD. HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO EXPERIENCE HIS POWER. ALL HE WILL DO IS TO SEND THE GOSPEL OUT TO YOU, LIKE HE IS DOING NOW, AND GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCEPT IT AND BE BLESSED.
              YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HEAVEN. AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HELL. BUT YOU CAN BE SURE OF THIS; YOU MUST GO TO ONE OF THEM, AND THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST (JOHN 14:6). AND BY REJECTING HIS GIFT, YOU ARE INDIRECTLY SIGNING UP FOR THE DEVIL’S, HELL.
              NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DISCARD THIS AS FALSE, BUT IT WON’T BE THE FIRST TIME. THAT IS WHY YOUR “YEARS AS A CHRISTAN” WAS NEVER FRUITFUL. YOU NEVER REALLY BELIEVED IN THE FIRST PLACE. YOU NEVER REALLY TRUSTED GOD.
              BUT YOU CAN DECIDE TO CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO; THERE IS SO MUCH MORE LEARN ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL CHISTIAN LIFE THAT GOD HAS FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE. GOD BLESS YOU. ONE MORE THING, WHO’S “GABE”? A FRIEND?
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              THIS SOUL JA
              WHY ARE MY COMMENTS NOT DISPLAYING ON YOUR SITE? DID YOU BLOCK ME BECAUSE YO DIDN’T WANT TO FACE THE TRUTH? OR MAYBE IT’S A GLITCH ON YOUR SITE.
              I’VE SENT ABOUT 7 REPLIES SO FAR BUT NO IS SHOWING. I YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH, KINDLY LET ME KNOW. BUT HIDING MY COMMENTS WILL NEVER CHANGE THE REALITY OF GOD’S WORD.
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            • PETER, TELL KIA TO STOP BLOCKING MY COMMENTS. IF HE IS NOT WILLING TO FACE THE TRUTH, HE SHOULD BE BOLD ENOUGH TO SAY SO.
              ALL MY EARLIER COMMENTS ARE NOT GOING THROUGH.
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              PETER (I LOVE THAT NAME, IT REMINDS ME OF SIMON PETER ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️),
              YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS TRUTH; THE SCRIPTURES COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. THEREFORE, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND, ACCURATELY, WHAT GOD IS SAYING IN HIS WORD, DON’T INTERPRETE A SCRIPTURE IN ISOLATION.
              A DEAR READER COMMENTED IN OF MY ARTICLES , YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/
              http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/adam-sin-death/#comments
              BUT LET’S TAKE THE SCRIPTURE YOU QUOTED, AND SEE WHAT GOD IS SAYING.
              Ephesians 2:8New International Version (NIV)
              8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
              NOW STUDY THESE TWO SCRIPTURES
              John 1:12New International Version (NIV)
              12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
              John 1:14New International Version (NIV)
              14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
              LET’S BEGIN
              YOU CANNOT BLAME GOD, NOW, FOR YOUR LACK OF FAITH. THIS IS BECAUSE GOD HAS DONE HIS PART. YOU CANNOT PUT THE BLAME ON GOD BECAUSE GOD HAS BEEN TRYING YOU GIVE YOU FAITH FOR LONG TIME.
              IN ROMANS 10:17, THE BIBLE DECLARES THE FAITH COMES BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN YOU HEAR OR READ THE WORD OF GOD, GOD USES THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GRANT YOU FAITH.
              BUT YOU HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. YOU’VE GOT TO ACCEPT WHAT GOD IS SAYING, AND BELIEVE IT. OTHERWISE, YOUR DOUBT WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM HAVING FAITH IN GOD. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE GOSPEL ONLY WORKS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE (ROMANS 1:16).
              THAT IS WHY MANY CHRISTIANS ARE NOT EXPERIENCING THE POWER OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES; THEY DOUBT THE WORD OF GOD. THEY ARE CHRISTIANS BY NAME, BUT THEIR HEARTS HAVE NOT ACCEPTED THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. THEREFORE, THE POWER THAT COMES WITH THAT SOVEREIGNTY IS DENIED THEM.
              YOU CAN LIVE IN A GYM ALL YOUR LIFE AND STILL BE OBESE. THAT, HOWEVER, DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE EQUIPMENTS, THERE, ARE NOT OPERATIONAL. YOU ARE THE ONE NOT APPLYING THE RIGHT PRINCIPLES. LIVING IN A GYM WILL NOT KEEP YOU FIT, AS SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK. IT’S EXERCISING THAT WILL KEEP YOU FIT. NOW, BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A GYM, YOU MIGHT EXERCISE. BUT THAT IS NOT REALITY FOR EVERYBODY; SOME DO NOT EXERCISE.
              IN THE SAME WAY BEING A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE FAITH. IT IS THE HEARING, ACCEPTANCE AND APPLICATION OF THE GOSPEL THAT GRANTS YOU FAITH. BECAUSE YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL APPLY THE WORD OF GOD. BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE FOR EVERYBODY; SOME STILL DO NOT APPLY IT.
              AND THEN THEY BLAME GOD FOR THEIR INABILITY TO ACCEPT HIS WORD.
              IT IS TRUE THAT “BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED THROUGH FAITH”. BUT DON’T FORGET THE FIRST TWO SCRIPTURES I GAVE AT THE BEGINNING.
              WHEN JESUS CAME TO THIS WORLD, HE CAME FULL OF GRACE. AND ALL WHO ACCEPTED HIS MESSAGE, AS THE FINAL SAY, WERE THOSE WHO WERE SAVE. GRACE CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. BUT FOR THAT GRACE TO WORK IN YOUR LIFE, YOU’VE GOT TO RECEIVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS AND BELIEVE IT.
              GOD IS NOT A SLAVE MASTER; HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO BELIEVE HIS WORD. HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO EXPERIENCE HIS POWER. ALL HE WILL DO IS TO SEND THE GOSPEL OUT TO YOU, LIKE HE IS DOING NOW, AND GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCEPT IT AND BE BLESSED.
              YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HEAVEN. AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HELL. BUT YOU CAN BE SURE OF THIS; YOU MUST GO TO ONE OF THEM, AND THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST (JOHN 14:6). AND BY REJECTING HIS GIFT, YOU ARE INDIRECTLY SIGNING UP FOR THE DEVIL’S, HELL.
              NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DISCARD THIS AS FALSE, BUT IT WON’T BE THE FIRST TIME. THAT IS WHY YOUR “YEARS AS A CHRISTAN” WAS NEVER FRUITFUL. YOU NEVER REALLY BELIEVED IN THE FIRST PLACE. YOU NEVER REALLY TRUSTED GOD.
              BUT YOU CAN DECIDE TO CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO; THERE IS SO MUCH MORE LEARN ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL CHISTIAN LIFE THAT GOD HAS FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE. GOD BLESS YOU. ONE MORE THING, WHO’S “GABE”? A FRIEND?
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              • I’m not blocking your comments, they keep ending up in spam. Try not using so many links. It’s triggering the spam filter

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                I ONLY ADDED THE TWO LINKS BECAUSE I FELT THEY WERE APPROPRIATE IN EXPLAINING WHAT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED EVEN MORE SPACE TO TYPE OUT. THAT’S ALL.
                IF YOU WOULD KINDLY FISH OUT ALL THOSE THAT ARE NOT DUPLICATES, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT.
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                MORE LIKE YOU USED TO THINK YOU BELIEVE IN THE SCRIPTURES. BUT AFTER YOU’VE TRIED IT FOR A WHILE, AND IT DIDN’T SEEM TO WORK FOR YOU, YOU GAVE UP.

                THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DIE EVERYDAY, BECAUSE THEY JUST JUMP UNTO THE DRIVER’S SEAT WITHOUT REALLY LEARNING HOW TO DRIVE.

                THEY’VE SEEN PEOPLE DRIVING BEFORE. THEY’VE SEEN WHAT OTHER DRIVERS DO, BUT THEY DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND THE ART OF DRIVING.

                ALL THEY KNOW IS “HE PULLED THAT LEVER, AND STEPPED ON THAT PEDAL…..”. AND THEN, OUT OF IGNORANCE, THEY SAY TO THEMSELVES “I CAN PROBABLY DO THE SAME THING.” THEN THEY GET INTO THE CAR, AND TRY TO COPY WHAT THEY’VE SEEN, BUT DIDN’T UNDERSTAND. THEY GET THEMSELVES IN A CRASH, AND SAY “IT DOESN’T WORK.”

                BUT YOU WOULD AGREE WITH ME THAT IT WAS NOT THE CAR THAT DIDN’T WORK (IN THEIR CASE). IT WAS THEIR LACK OF UNDERSTANDING, OF THE PRINCIPLES/TENETS, THAT GOT THEM KILLED/IN A CRASH.

                KNOWING IS NOT THE SAME AS UNDERSTANDING.

                IN THE SAME WAY, A LOT TO PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. BUT MANY OF THEM, SADLY, DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE LAWS AND PRINCIPLES THAT GOVERN THAT KINGDOM, THAT INCLUDES YOU TOO, PETER. AND MIKE.

                I USE TO FALL UNDER THAT CATEGORY ALSO. BUT I WAS TAUGHT BY THE LORD, AND WE ARE TEACHING EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE. YOU DON’T HAVE YOU STRUGGLE, ANYMORE, IN YOU LIFE. JUST LET JESUS SHOW YOU HOW.

                AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, YOUR OPINION DOES NOT CHANGE THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. YOU BELIEF IN HIM DOES NOT MAKE HIM STRONGER, JUST LIKE YOU UNBELIEF CAN NEVER CHANGE THE REALITIES OF HEAVEN OR HELL.

                ALL THAT YOU CHOICE CAN BLESS/PUNISH IS YOU AND YOUR WORLD. SO CHOOSE WISELY.

                I HAVE ALREADY MADE MINE, AND JESUS IS THE BEST CHOICE IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.

                GOD LOVES YOU.

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                PETER, THE FORMER ASSISTANT PASTOR, ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️

                I WILL GET BACK TO YOU LATER. YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST PERSON TO DOUBT THE CREDIBILITY OF GOD’S WORD. BUT I DO NOT LIKE THE WAY YOUR DOUBT IS KILLING YOU ON THE INSIDE. YOU HAVE NO HOPE FOR THE FUTURE, YET YOU ARE AWARE WITHIN YOU OF THE REALITIES OF HEAVEN, HELL, AND THE DIVINE LIFE THAT GOD PROMISES THOSE WHO ARE HIS.

                YOU HAVE TRIED WORKING OUT YOUR SALVATION, AND ARE FRUSTRATED THAT IT HAS NOT PRODUCED THE RESULT YOU’VE SEEN IN THE LIVES OF THOSE AROUND YOU. IT’S NOT THAT YOU BELIEVE, IT’S JUST THAT YOU ARE FRUSTRATED AT THE SEEMING IRREGULARITIES IN THIS CHRISTIAN LIFE. YOU LOVE GOD, BUT YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO VERIFY THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD.

                PETER, YOU NEED HELP, AND DON’T BE ASHAMED TO ADMIT IT. A WISE MAN ONCE SAID

                “IT IS BETTER TO BE A FOOL FOR FIVE MINUTES AND TO BE WISE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, THAN TO BE WISE FOR FIVE MINUTES AND A FOOL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.”

                A FOOL WOULD SAY TO HIMSELF “THERE IS NO GOD” (PSALM 14: 1-5)

                DON’T BE A FOOL, PETER.

                YOU REALLY NEED TO SEEK GOD. WHEN YOU READ THIS, I WANT YOU KNOW THIS TRUTH:
                YOU DON’T HAVE TO ADMIT ANYTHING THAT I SAID, BUT WE BOTH KNOW THAT IT IS THE TRUTH. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DENY IT; IT’S YOUR LIFE, NOT MINE.

                BUT DON’T THINK THAT YOU CAN EVER BLAME GOD, OR ANYBODY ELSE, ON THAT DAY.

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                PETER (I LOVE THAT NAME, IT REMINDS ME OF SIMON PETER ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️),

                YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS TRUTH; THE SCRIPTURES COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. THEREFORE, IF YOU REALLY WANT TO UNDERSTAND, ACCURATELY, WHAT GOD IS SAYING IN HIS WORD, DON’T INTERPRET A SCRIPTURE IN ISOLATION.
                A DEAR READER COMMENTED IN OF MY ARTICLES , YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT.
                http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/
                http://www.harmoniousjoy.com/adam-sin-death/#comments

                BUT LET’S TAKE THE SCRIPTURE YOU QUOTED, AND SEE WHAT GOD IS SAYING.

                Ephesians 2:8 New International Version (NIV)

                8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

                NOW STUDY THESE TWO SCRIPTURES
                John 1:12 New International Version (NIV)

                12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—

                John 1:14 New International Version (NIV)

                14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

                LET’S BEGIN

                YOU CANNOT BLAME GOD, NOW, FOR YOUR LACK OF FAITH. THIS IS BECAUSE GOD HAS DONE HIS PART. YOU CANNOT PUT THE BLAME ON GOD BECAUSE GOD HAS BEEN TRYING YOU GIVE YOU FAITH FOR LONG TIME.

                IN ROMANS 10:17, THE BIBLE DECLARES THE FAITH COMES BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD. IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN YOU HEAR OR READ THE WORD OF GOD, GOD USES THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GRANT YOU FAITH.

                BUT YOU HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. YOU’VE GOT TO ACCEPT WHAT GOD IS SAYING, AND BELIEVE IT. OTHERWISE, YOUR DOUBT WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM HAVING FAITH IN GOD. THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE GOSPEL ONLY WORKS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE (ROMANS 1:16).

                THAT IS WHY MANY CHRISTIANS ARE NOT EXPERIENCING THE POWER OF GOD IN THEIR LIVES; THEY DOUBT THE WORD OF GOD. THEY ARE CHRISTIANS BY NAME, BUT THEIR HEARTS HAVE NOT ACCEPTED THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD. THEREFORE, THE POWER THAT COMES WITH THAT SOVEREIGNTY IS DENIED THEM.

                YOU CAN LIVE IN A GYM ALL YOUR LIFE AND STILL BE OBESE. THAT, HOWEVER, DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE EQUIPMENT, THERE, ARE NOT OPERATIONAL. YOU ARE THE ONE NOT APPLYING THE RIGHT PRINCIPLES. LIVING IN A GYM WILL NOT KEEP YOU FIT, AS SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK. IT’S EXERCISING THAT WILL KEEP YOU FIT. NOW, BECAUSE YOU LIVE IN A GYM, YOU MIGHT EXERCISE. BUT THAT IS NOT REALITY FOR EVERYBODY; SOME DO NOT EXERCISE.

                IN THE SAME WAY BEING A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE FAITH. IT IS THE HEARING, ACCEPTANCE AND APPLICATION OF THE GOSPEL THAT GRANTS YOU FAITH. BECAUSE YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL APPLY THE WORD OF GOD. BUT THAT IS NOT TRUE FOR EVERYBODY; SOME STILL DO NOT APPLY IT.

                AND THEN THEY BLAME GOD FOR THEIR INABILITY TO ACCEPT HIS WORD.

                IT IS TRUE THAT “BY GRACE WE ARE SAVED THROUGH FAITH”. BUT DON’T FORGET THE FIRST TWO SCRIPTURES I GAVE AT THE BEGINNING.

                WHEN JESUS CAME TO THIS WORLD, HE CAME FULL OF GRACE. AND ALL WHO ACCEPTED HIS MESSAGE, AS THE FINAL SAY, WERE THOSE WHO WERE SAVE. GRACE CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. BUT FOR THAT GRACE TO WORK IN YOUR LIFE, YOU’VE GOT TO RECEIVE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS AND BELIEVE IT.

                GOD IS NOT A SLAVE MASTER; HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO BELIEVE HIS WORD. HE WILL NOT FORCE YOU TO EXPERIENCE HIS POWER. ALL HE WILL DO IS TO SEND THE GOSPEL OUT TO YOU, LIKE HE IS DOING NOW, AND GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCEPT IT AND BE BLESSED.

                YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HEAVEN. AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO TO HELL. BUT YOU CAN BE SURE OF THIS; YOU MUST GO TO ONE OF THEM, AND THE ONLY WAY TO HEAVEN IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST (JOHN 14:6). AND BY REJECTING HIS GIFT, YOU ARE INDIRECTLY SIGNING UP FOR THE DEVIL’S, HELL.

                NOW YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DISCARD THIS AS FALSE, BUT IT WON’T BE THE FIRST TIME. THAT IS WHY YOUR “YEARS AS A CHRISTIAN” WAS NEVER FRUITFUL. YOU DOUBT BECAUSE OF YOUR FAILURES, NOT BECAUSE OF GOD’S INCOMPETENCE.

                BUT YOU CAN DECIDE TO CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO; THERE IS SO MUCH MORE LEARN ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE THAT GOD HAS FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE. GOD BLESS YOU. ONE MORE THING, WHO’S “GABE”? A FRIEND?

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                WHY DO YOU ASK?

                I AM NOT AFRAID TO ANSWER, BUT I WANT TO KNOW THE REASON FOR THAT QUESTION. IT IS NO WHERE RELATED TO THE TOPIC UNDER DISCUSSION.

                IMAGINE ME TRYING TO ASK YOU FOR THE NAME OF YOUR FIRST DAUGHTER.

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                THAT IS THE WRONG QUESTION TO ASK. I DIDN’T ASK YOU THE NAME OF YOUR MOTHER RIGHT?

                BUT ALL I HAVE SAID IS CONSISTENT WITH THE WORD OF GOD. THAT IS WHAT GOD IS AFTER; THE TRUTH BEING PREACH, NO MATTER WHO DOES IT.

                I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THE POINT I’M MAKING HERE “MIKE”.

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                AND PETER, PLEASE TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT.

                YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES, THOUGH YOU PRIDE YOURSELF IN KNOWLEDGE. READ MY REPLY TO MIKE ABOUT WHY GOD DOESN’T NEED TO THREATEN YOU. AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU, ALONE, DECIDE WHERE YOU END UP IN.

                GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH. YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND HIM, YOU DO NOT REALLY KNOW HIM. KNOWING HIM, AS A PERSON AND FRIEND, IS DIFFERENT FROM KNOWING HIM AS A SUBJECT.

                GOD BLESS YOU

                P.S CAN YOU TELL MIKE TO REMOVE SOME OF THE DUPLICATE COMMENTS ABOVE. NO NEED FOR THE REPETITIONS. THANKS, WHO IS WHO SUZIE? ASK HER TO TELL WHO MORE…..

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              • Soulja, or whatever your name is… I would ask you a couple of questions. Since you seem to want to control the narrative of what Peter and I understand and who we really are.
                How old are you?
                How long have you been a Christian?
                How long of that time have you been in ministry and in what capacities?
                What is your educational background as far as theology and biblical education?

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                I REALLY APOLOGIZE FOR TAKING THIS LONG TO REPLY YOUR MESSAGE. I DID GET IT, BUT I HAD SOME PRETTY CLOSE DEADLINES TO MEET (WORK ISSUES). HOWEVER, I SHOULD HAVE INFORMED YOU OF THE REASON A LOT EARLIER THAN THIS. MY SINCERE APOLOGIES ONCE AGAIN.

                I REALLY DO NOT KNOW, YET, WHAT “KIA” MEANS (I KNOW IT’S THE NAME OF AN AUTOMOBILE COMPANY IN INDIA, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT APPLIES TO YOU☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️). SO I CHOOSE TO CALL YOU “MIKE” TILL WE GET ACQUAINTED EVEN MORE. “MIKE” SOUNDS MORE HUMAN THAN “KIA”, NO OFFENCE MEANT. ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️ ☺️

                AND JUST IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING, “SOUL JA” IS MY REAL NAME. IT WAS MY FATHER’S CHOICE, AND IT MEANS “SOUL WINNER”. I HAVE SEVERAL OTHER NAMES, BUT YOU’D FIND THAT OUT IN THE COURSE OF TIME.

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                NOW LET’S BEGIN

                YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, “MIKE”, ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE WAY IT FUNCTIONS. YOU STILL THINK YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. SADLY, HOWEVER, YOU ARE VERY MUCH MISTAKEN IN YOUR PERCEPTIONS.

                LISTEN HERE, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD. AND YOU CAN TACKLE THE DISCUSSION FROM TWO STAND POINTS ALONE. YOU CAN CHOOSE TO TACKLE IT FROM THE STAND POINT OF A BELIEVER (WHICH I DON’T THINK YOU ARE, YET). OR YOU CAN CLAIM TO BE AN UNBELIEVER.

                HOWEVER, YOU ARE GROSSLY MISTAKEN IN YOUR UNDERSTANDING, NO MATTER WHICH STAND YOU CHOOSE. HERE’S WHY;

                AS A BELIEVER, YOU MUST FIRST OF ALL ACCEPT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE WORD OF GOD (BUT YOUR REPLIES PROVES THAT YOU HAVEN’T) YOU MUST ACCEPT THAT THIS KINGDOM IS A SPIRITUAL ONE THAT CANNOT BE FULLY EXPLAINED BY LOGIC AND SCIENCE. THAT IS BECAUSE THIS KINGDOM IS UNDERSTOOD THROUGH THE REVELATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (1 CORINTHIANS 2: 10-16).

                BUT YOU CERTAINLY DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE OPERATIONS OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD. THEREFORE, EVEN IF HE WANTED TO REVEAL THESE MYSTERIES TO YOU, YOUR UNBELIEF IN HIM WOULD PREVENT YOU FROM RECEIVING FROM HIM. BEFORE YOU CAN FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD YOU MUST BELIEVE IN HIM, AND IN THE TRUTH OF HIS WORD. (HEBREWS 11: 6)

                YOU DO NOT BELIEVE, “MIKE”, THAT IS THE TRUTH.

                AND BECAUSE YOU DO NOT, YOU CANNOT CLAIM TO UNDERSTAND THE KINGDOM OF GOD THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES. 😠😠😠😠😠 YOU HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE GOD WHO LOVES YOU, AND SO YOU ARE IN NO POSITION TO CLAIM THAT YOU UNDERSTAND HIM. YOU DON’T EVEN BELIEVE IN HIM. YET HE LOVES YOU ALL THE SAME. 😢😢

                THEREFORE, YOU CANNOT CLAIM POSSESSION OF THE REVELATION GIVEN BY THE PERSON YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN.

                YOU REALLY DO NOT KNOW THE SCRIPTURES. 😢😢😢

                THAT WOULD LEAVE YOU WITH THE STAND POINT OF AN UNBELIEVER, AND THAT IS AN EVEN WORSE CASE. YOU SEE, A BELIEVER MIGHT HAVE THE FAITH IN GOD, TO AN EXTENT, AND NOT HAVE UNDERSTANDING OF THE REVELATION THE HE GIVES (LIKE PETER HERE).

                BUT AT LEAST, HE’SHE IS STILL PART OF HIS FAMILY, AND STANDS A CHANCE OF MATURING IN SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING SOONER OR LATER. FOR AN UNBELIEVER, THERE IS NO SUCH HOPE.

                AS AN UNBELIEVER, YOU IN NO POSITION TO CLAIM TO UNDERSTAND GOD BECAUSE THE THINGS OF GOD ARE DISCERNED SPIRITUALLY (1 CORINTHIANS 2:14). YOU HAVE NO SUCH PRIVILEGE, AND SO SHOULD THINK YOU UNDERSTAND GOD. 😢😢

                ACTUALLY, YOU MISUNDERSTANDING IS WHAT LED TO YOUR LACK OF FAITH. 😢😢😢

                YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD IS SAYING IN HIS WORD. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, YOU MAKE MISTAKES, BLAME GOD, AND ACCEPT THE DEVIL. TRYING TO ARGUE WITH US ABOUT GOD, WHEN YOU DON’T REALLY KNOW HIM, IS MERE DELUSION ON YOU PART.

                I AM JUST EXPLAINING HOW THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS SHUT OFF FROM THOSE WHO ARE NOT IN CHRIST. AND THEREFORE, THEY ARE IN POSITION TO TELL ME HOW THAT KINGDOM FUNCTIONS. AND THAT INCLUDES YOU “MIKE”
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                SO BACK OFF AND GO TO THE DEVIL, SINCE YOU WANT TO LIVE WITH HIM SO MUCH. BUT DON’T FORGET THIS; GOD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH AND STILL WANTS YOU HELP YOU KNOW HIM BETTER THAN BEFORE. 😢😢😢😢😢

                NOW YOU ASKED ME A SERIES OF QUESTIONS, BUT YOU REALLY ARE ONLY DEMONSTRATING YOU IGNORANCE BY YOU WORDS.

                “MIKE”, I KNOW YOU HAVE ALREADY BEEN TO MY SITE, I KNOW YOU HAVE SEEN MY FACE. WE BOTH KNOW IT. ANY RATIONAL ADULT WOULD NOT NEED A THIRD PARTY TO HELP, AFTER SEEING MY APPEARANCE. BUT I WILL WANT TO HOPE FOR THE BEST.

                I JUST HOPE THAT YOU ARE NOT USING THOSE QUESTIONS TO INSINUATE THAT I AM IN NO POSITION (DUE TO AGE OR THEOLOGICAL TITLES AND DEGREES) TO UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST.

                FOR IF THAT IS THE CASE, THEN I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO THE WORDS THAT JESUS SPOKE TO THE HIGHLY EDUCATED, HIGHLY INDOCTRINATED, AND HIGHLY CARNAL TEACHERS OF THE LAW:

                “ARE YOU NOT THEREFORE MISTAKEN BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW THE SCRIPTURES NOR THE POWER OF GOD?” MARK 12:25

                YOUR IGNORANCE IS CAUSING YOU TO ERR IN YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE.

                YOU ASKED ME FOR MY AGE AND THE LENGTH OF MY CHRISTIANITY.

                YOU ALREADY HAVE A GOOD ENOUGH IDEA, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING TO YOU BUCKET OF SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE.

                IN THIS SPIRITUAL KINGDOM, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS;
                “AGE IS NOT DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO SPIRITUAL MATURITY.”

                IN OTHER WORDS, YOU ARE NOT NECESSARY MORE SPIRITUALLY MATURE JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE OLDER. HAVEN’T YOU READ OF JESUS, WHEN HE WAS TWELVE YEARS OLD? AT TWELVE, HE WAS HAVING DEEP CONVERSATION, ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD, WITH THE HIGHLY-EDUCATED SCRIBES AND TEACHERS OF THE LAW. (LUKE 2:47)

                YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF THE SCRIPTURE THAT SAY;
                “OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES AND SUCKLINGS, YOU HAVE ORDAINED STRENGTH.”

                YOU ASKED HOW LONG I’VE BEEN A CHRISTIAN

                WELL I’LL TELL YOU THIS; IF WE MEASURE SPIRITUAL MATURITY BY LENGTH OF CHRISTIANITY, THEN YOU WOULD BE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THE NEXT POPE.

                BUT YOU ARE NOT.

                YOU ALSO ASKED ME HOW LONG OF THAT TIME I HAVE BEEN IN MINISTRY, AND IN WHAT CAPACITY

                “MIKE” BEFORE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THE KINGDOM OF GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT MUST FIRST OF ALL TEACH YOU. IF ONLY YOU CAN BELIEVE IN HIS LOVE FOR YOU, YOU CAN LET HIM HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE ERROR IN THAT THOSE TWO QUESTIONS.

                YOU FINALLY ASKED FOR MY EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AS FAR AS THEOLOGY AND BIBLICAL EDUCATION

                WHY DON’T YOU ASK THE SAME QUESTION TO APOSTLES PETER AND JAMES? THE BIBLE DECLARED THAT THEY WERE ILLITERATES, YET THEY SPOKE WITH SO MUCH BOLDNESS AND UNDERSTANDING THAT EVEN JEWISH HIGH COUNCIL WERE STUNNED (ACTS 4:13)

                THESE ARE THE WORDS OF JESUS HIMSELF
                “I THANK YOU FATHER LORD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH THAT YOU HAVE HIDDEN THESE THINGS FROM THE WISE AND PRUDENT, AND REVEALED THEM UNTO BABES”

                GOD IS NOT IMPRESSED BY YOU TITLES AND ARRAY OF DEGREES, HE IS IMPRESSED BY YOUR FAITH IN HIM.

                YOU SHOULD HAVE FAITH IN GOD.

                I WANT YOU, “MIKE” TO KNOW THIS; GOD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH AND HAS PAID THE PRICE YOUR SALVATION. DON’T REJECT HIS INVITATION OF LOVE.

                HELL WAS MEANT FOR THE DEVIL, BUT HE WANTS TO DECEIVE AS MANY PEOPLE, AND TAKE THEM DOWN WITH HIM. DON’T GO DOWN WITH THE DEVIL.

                GO LOVES YOU VERY MUCH

                GOD BLESS YOU

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              • I’VE ALREADY ANSWERED THAT QUESTION ABOVE.

                I AM NOT GOING TO ATTEMPT TO ANSWER IT AGAIN.

                BY THE WAY, WHY ARE YOU ASKING?
                SINCE YOU SEEM SO INTERESTED IN MY AGE? WHAT IF I TOLD YOU I WAS TWELVE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY/DO?

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              • No. You didn’t say how old you are or how long you’ve been a christian or how long you’ve been in ministry or what roles. You danced around the questions and gave the answers you wanted to give.
                I’m asking because you seem dead set on “rebuking an elder” without demonstrating your capacity or authority to do so.
                You’re just a kid with a blog. I was in ministry longer than you’ve been alive probably and I’ve forgotten more bible that you probably know now.
                You have no standing whatever to judge either Peters or my experience, knowledge or legitimacy or illegitimacy of our precious faith or ministry.
                I’m tired of your ignorance and rudeness. Bugger off now back to whatever “school of ministry” you come from.

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              • I REALLY APOLOGIZE TO NOT REPLYING YOUR MESSAGE SINCE. WORK HAS BEEN QUITE INTENSE, OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS, AND I NORMALLY WORK TILL 2 AM.

                I WILL RESPOND TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

                GOD BLESS YOU.

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              • By the way Soulja, my KIA stands for Know It All which I’m in Recovery from as a deconvert from the type of fundamental christianity you seem particularly afflicted with. It also stands for Killed In Action, like my faith in Christ has been by the evidence that I was wrong. This blog is a way of “revenging my disobedience until my obedience is fulfilled”. I have much to make up for in lost time, learning, education and even the pain and suffering that my previous beliefs and Lifestyle and words and actions have done to those around me. My own family chief of all impacts.
                Recovery awaits, but if you as a young 20’s something kid, (make that teenager from what i saw of the video on yiur site… fking laughable ) at least from the pictures on your site, continue to lecture Peter and myself, your elders both in life and “in the Lord” and ministry experience and biblical training, how we didn’t REALLY know the Lord or weren’t REALLY True Christians ™… I will have to begin ignoring you until such a time as you have the adult capacity to respect and treat others with common and Christian standards of decency.
                You really haven’t a clue yet what it means to be Christian or an adult. You have such arrogance, pride and rudeness. Far short of adult conversation, and Christian grace.
                Talk to me and Peter in a couple of decades. Until then you are just another rude and condescending kid who “thinks more highly of himself that he ought”.
                Now… bugger off

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              • “MIKE, MIKE” (I STILL REFUSE TO CALLY YOU KAI. NOW I KNOW WHAT BOTH MEANINGS ARE, IT SOUNDS EVEN WORSE THAN THE KOREAN AUTOMOBILE COMPANY. DON’T BE OFFENDED BY THAT THOUGH, IT’S JUST MY OPINION.)

                YOU SEEM TO THINK YOU HAVE AUTHORITY OVER ME JUST BECAUSE I LOOK YOUNG. DON’T LET YOUR EYES DECEIVE YOU, OTHERWISE YOU MIGHT REGRET JUMPING INTO CONCLUSIONS WITH INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION.

                LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING YOU KNOW. IF YOU THINK YOU CAN DETERMINE THE AGE OF EVERY SINGLE BODY, BASED ON HIEGHT AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, THEN YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW FUNNY THE HUMAN BODY CAN BEHAVE IN THE CASES OF SOME INDIVIDUALS.

                I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS STUDYING MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AT BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY (IN BEREA, OHIO), SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I HAD THE SAME MINDSET AS YOU UNFORTUNATELY DO, AT THE MOMENT. I ALWAYS ASSUMED THAT I KNEW HOW OLD PEOPLE WERE, BECAUSE OF HOW OLD OR TALL THEY APPEARED TO BE. THAT WAS TILL I MADE AN EMBARRASSING DISCOVERY.

                BACK THEN, I HAD A FELLOW PASTOR FRIEND WHO LOOKED REALLY YOUNG FOR HIS AGE. HE WAS JUST LIKE ANY OF KIDS HE WAS LEADING. ACTUALLY, I THOUGHT HE WAS SIXTEEN BECAUSE HE HAD SUCH A CUTE BABYISH FACE. BUT ONE DAY, HE TOLD ME HIS ACTUAL AGE AND I WAS SHOCKED. AS YOUNG AS HE LOOKED, HE WAS IN HIS LATE TWENTIES.

                THAT WAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I JUST WANTED TO ILLUSTRATE, FROM MY SIMILAR PAST ASSUMPTIONS, THE ERRORS OF YOUR JUDGEMENT.

                I WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW OLD I AM, BUT MY EXAMPLE SHOULD GIVE YOU A HINT OF WHAT TO EXPECT. I AM NOT A KID.

                YOU SEEM TO THINK THAT YOU ARE RIGHT IN YOUR STATEMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS, (A SAD TRAIT TO HAVE).

                HOWEVER, YOU ARE GRAVELY MISTAKEN.

                MY REFUSAL TO DIRECTLY ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS WAS NOT A DECLARATION OF MY INCOMPETENCE. RATHER, IT WAS OUT OF MODESTY THAT I CHOSE TO KEEP QUIET.

                I WANTED YOU TO JUDGE THE VALIDITY OF MY STATEMENTS BY THEIR CONSISTENCY WITH THE SCRIPTURES, NOT BY MY THEOLOGICAL TITLES. BUT YOU ACTED JUST LIKE ANY ONE OF THE PHARISEES IN JESUS’ DAYS (MATTHEW 23:1-10). YOU ANALYZED THE SITUATION CARNALLY.

                WITH THAT BEING SAID, LET ME ECHO YOUR WORDS BACK TO YOU;

                “CLUELESS “MIKE”, YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO YOU ARE TALKING TO.”

                I AM NOT A KID

                I AM A PROPHET, A TEACHER AND AN EVANGELIST (TO MENTION SOME OF MY OFFICES) WITH THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION FROM TWO BIBLICAL INSTITUTIONS.

                CURRENTLY, I AM THE HEAD PASTOR OF THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT OF OUR CHURCH (WHOSE NAME I PREFER NOT TO REVEAL AT THE MOMENT). AND I’VE BEEN IN MINISTRY FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

                HOWEVER, MY MINISTRY WORK GOES BEYOND CHURCH ADMINISTRATION

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                I COLLABORATE, WITH MINISTRIES LIKE “CHRIST EMBASSY”, THE GLOBAL GIANT IN EVANGELISM, AND HELP THEM ORGANIZE SOME OF THEIR MINISTRY OUTREACHES. BY THE WAY, THEY ARE ALSO THE DISTRIBUTORS OF THE WORLD’S NO 1 DAILY DEVOTIONAL, “RHAPSODY OF REALITIES”, WHICH IS TRANSLATED IN 807 LANGUAGES. THAT IS ACCORDING TO THE APRIL 2017 REPORT.

                ONE OF THEIR RECENT OUTREACHES I WAS IN OFFICIALLY INVOLVED IN (IT WAS A CRUSADE, TO BE PRECISE), ALL THE WAY IN AFRICA, RECORDED AN ATTENDANCE OF OVER 110, 000 PEOPLE. TRUST ME, IT WASN’T A SMALL TASK. BUT I AND MY TEAM ENJOYED EVERY BIT OF THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS.

                MINISTRY IS NOT A CHEAP CALLING, BUT IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY SINGLE BIT OF THE EXPENSE AND SACRIFICE. I HAVE HELPED ORGANIZE MORE CRUSADES, CONFERENCES, GOSPEL FESTIVALS, CONCERTS, AND PROGRAMS THAN I CAN COUNT. I HAVE MINISTERED AT MORE PROGRAMS THAN I HAVE ORGANIZED, AND I HAVE ATTENDED EVEN MORE THAN THAT.

                DUE GOD’S PURPOSE, AND CALL, I AM ALWAYS ON DUTY RAISING UP ACTIVE SOUL JA’S (SOUL WINNERS) FOR THE FATHER. GOD’S PURPOSE HAVE TAKEN ME, SO FAR, ACROSS 11 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD. AND I HAVE TRAVELED ACROSS MORE STATES AND REGIONS THAN I DARE TO COUNT. I AM A SOUL JA (SOUL WINNER) AND A SOLDIER TO THE CORE, AND I HAVE NOT CHOICE BUT TO PLEASE GOD.

                I, AND SOME FELLOW MINISTERS, ALSO HELP ORGANIZE SOME OF PASTOR BENNY HINN’S EVENTS. THE LATEST ONE I WAS INVOLVED IN WAS A CONFERENCE, HELD EARLIER THIS YEAR, AND WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE TO PLAN FOR IN A FEW MONTHS TIME.

                ARE YOU SURPRISED? WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE GRAY HAIRED TO BE SUCCESSFUL ANYMORE.

                SO “MIKE”, I HAVE MORE AUTHORITY, THAN MOST PEOPLE, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR ERRORS AND MISJUDGMENTS.

                BUT I DON’T EXPECT YOU TO BELIEVE TO BELIEVE ALL THAT I HAVE SAID. I MEAN, IF YOU CAN’T BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD, WHICH IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TRUTH, I DON’T EXPECT YOU TO BELIEVE ANY OTHER LEVEL OF TRUTH. IT WOULD BE HYPOCRISY, ON MY PART, TO PRETEND THAT I EXPECT YOU TO BELIEVE THE TRUTH YOU DEMANDED TO KNOW ABOUT ME.

                JUST IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING; “HOW CAN THIS BE, FOR A GUY WHO IS NOT EVEN FORTY YEARS OLD?” I’LL ASK YOU TO RESEARCH INTO THE LIVES OF JESUS AND TIMOTHY. YOU WOULD LEARN SOMETHING FROM THEM.

                JESUS HAD BARELY REACHED ADULTHOOD, ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOMS IN HIS DAYS, AND TIMOTHY WAS SO YOUNG THAT PAUL WARNED HIM NOT TO LET ANYBODY UNDERMINE HIS AUTHORITY (1 TIMOTHY 4:12).

                I DID NOT CALL MYSELF INTO MINISTRY, AND YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST ADULT I’VE TAUGHT BEFORE, “MIKE”. IN FACT, A LOT OF MY STUDENTS ARE WAY OLDER THAN ME, SOME ARE GRANDPARENTS LIKE YOU. I CAN INTRODUCE YOU TO AN 83 (OR SO) YEAR OLD GRANDFATHER, FROM ONE OF MY FLOCKS.

                YOU CLAIM TO BE AN ELDER IN AGE, THAT IS TRUE. BUT IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THE TRUTH SHOULD BE WATERED DOWN, AND SUGAR-COATED, JUST BECAUSE IT WOULD OFFEND THE THOSE WHO ARE OPPOSING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, YOU ARE WRONG.
                I DO NOT HAVE TO SWALLOW THE TRUTH JUST BECAUSE IT WOULD OFFEND YOU.

                YOU CLAIM THAT I AM NOT CHRIST LIKE, YET THAT WAS EXACTLY WHAT CHRIST DID IN HIS DAYS.

                HERE WAS A YOUNG MAN, WHO HAD NOT EVEN INTO MINISTRY FOR FOUR YEARS, PUBLICLY REBUKING THE AGED TEACHERS OF THE LAW. SOME OF THESE WERE MEN OLD ENOUGH TO BE HIS FATHER. AND YET JESUS WAS PUBLICLY WARNING THEM OF THEIR SECRETS AND DECEIT (23:13-36). HE WAS NOT INTIMIDATED INTO MEEKNESS, AND FALSE HUMILITY, BY THEIR GRAY BEARDS. THE FAITHFUL PROPHETS BEFORE HIM WERE NOT.

                ELIJAH WAS DECLARE TO BE AN ARROGANT MAN, BY KING AHAB, JUST BECAUSE HE REFUSED TO SWALLOW THE TRUTH AND BOW TO THE KING.

                I AM NOT SAYING THAT GOD DOES NOT TEACH US TO RESPECT ELDERLY PEOPLE, HE DOES. BUT EVERYBODY WHO MAKES HIMSELF AN ENEMY OF CHRIST ALSO STRIPS HIMSELF OF ALL RESPECT.

                HOW CAN I RESPECT YOU IF YOU PUBLICLY DISRESPECT MY FATHER, MAKE HIM TO BE A LIAR, AND ALSO PUBLICLY ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO JOIN YOU AND INSULT HIM EVEN MORE?

                NO ONE WHO DOES THAT SHOULD EXPECT A PROPHET OR ANY CHRISTIAN, FOR THAT MATTER, TO PRETEND THAT IT IS ACCEPTABLE.

                YOU HAVE STRIPPED YOURSELF OF THE RESPECT YOUR AGE DEMANDS, BY PUBLICLY INSULTING GOD.

                YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO A CHRISTIAN REALLY IS.

                WHAT PICTURE DO YOU HAVE OF US? QUIET, AND FEAR, PEOPLE WHO KEEP THEIR HEADS BOWED LOW AND TRIED TO AVOID ATTENTION?

                YOU THINK THAT “THE CHRISTIAN GRACE”, YOU MENTION EARLIER, WAS ALL ABOUT KEEPING QUIET AND ACCEPTING EVIL JUST SO THAT NOBODY WOULD BE OFFENDED?
                YOU DON’T KNOW WHO A CHRISTIAN IS.

                DO I OFFEND YOU JUST BECAUSE I TELL YOU BOLDLY THAT YOU WAYS ARE WRONG?

                THEN I GUESS I AM JUST LIKE JESUS (MATTHEW 15:12)

                THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST IS A GOSPEL OF LOVE; GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH, THAT IS WHY JESUS CAME. BUT THE GOSPEL CONDEMNS SIN, AND THE ONLY TIME YOU WOULD BE OFFENDED BY THAT GOSPEL IS WHEN YOU ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LINE (1 CORINTHIANS 13:6).

                THEREFORE, EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE PHYSICALLY OLDER THAN ME, YOU THREW AWAY ALL RESPECT DUE YOU WHEN YOU DECIDED TO JOIN THE DEVIL AND TRY TO PULL SOME PEOPLE OUT OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
                NOW, YOU ALSO CLAIM TO BE MY ELDER “IN THE LORD”.

                PLEASE “MIKE”, DON’T GO THERE. ALL I WOULD TO THAT STATEMENT IS JUST LAUGH.

                BY NOW, YOU ARE WELL AWARE OF SOME OF MY MINISTRY ACTIVITIES OVER THE YEARS.

                “MKE”, HERE IS THE TRUTH; YOU ARE NOT MY ELDER “IN THE LORD”.
                JAMES 5: 14
                1 TIMOTHY 5:17, 19-20

                ELDERS IN THE LORD HELP BUILD THE BODY OF CHRIST, NOT TRY TO PULL IT APART.

                YOU HAVE TURNED AGAINST YOU MAKER. THEREFORE, THE BIBLE COMMANDS ME, AS A CHRISTIAN AND A MINISTER, TO ADMONISH YOU SO THAT YOU WILL COME BACK TO YOUR SENSES BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. YOU ARE NOT AN ELDER IN THE LORD, YOU ARE A REBEL TO THE LORD.

                I NEVER SAID THAT YOU AND PETER WERE NEVER REALLY CHRISTIAN.
                READ MY REPLIES TO PETER AND YOU WILL SEE HOW I MADE IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT HE WAS A CHRISTIAN, BUT HE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND HOW TO MANIFEST THE MIRACULOUS LIFE. “MIKE”, THE SAME THING APPLY TO YOU.
                YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. THERE ARE, SADLY, A LOT OF CHRISTIANS WHO DO NOT. BUT I WILL NOT GO EXPLAIN IN DETAILS WHAT IT ENTAILS.
                YOU HAVE ALREADY CONSUMED ENOUGH OF MY TIME.

                I AM NOT HERE TO PLAY AROUND WITH YOU. INFACT, I AM CHATTING WITH YOU OUT OF SACRIFICE. I AM AN EXTREMELY BUSY MAN, BUT GOD IS WILLING TO SACRIFICE MY TIME SO THAT I CAN WARN YOU OF THE DEADLY PATH YOU HAVE CHOSEN.
                GOD DOESN’T WANT YOU TO BLAME FOR NOT FULFILLING HIS WORD (ISAIAH 30:21), AND WARNING YOU.

                “MIKE” YOU ARE ON THE WRONG TRACK.

                “MIKE”, YOUR PATH IS CURRENTLY LEADING YOU TO HELL.

                “MIKE”, YOU WILL NOT GET A SECOND CHANCE IN THE LAKE OF FIRE.

                “MIKE”, GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO END UP IN HELL; IT IS A PLACE FOR THE DEVIL.
                “MIKE”, GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH THAT HE SENT ME TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU SITUATION.
                STOP NOW AND TURN BACK TO GOD BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.
                I’M OUT OF TIME.

                👼👼👼👼👼

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              • @SOUL JA, if you are interested in knowing more about me and what led me to this position, you might want to read the following comment I made on another blog as my faith was unravelling:
                https://aspiretofindtruth.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/what-started-my-questioning/#comment-419

                Perhaps I am all wrong, but it is not as though I have not tried to find the truth. It is not as though I have not tried to live the life. But it is hard to trust when clear promises in the Bible are not answered. Trust has to work both ways. I now conclude there is no-one there to trust.

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              • Peter, I’m fascinated by your story. Seems we started questioning and diverging from our Christian paths around the same time.

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  1. I wonder why he picked the last definition of religion (i.e. the one that doesn’t mention the worship of deities)?

    Nevertheless:

    “Evolution consists of changes in the heritable traits of a population of organisms as successive generations replace one another. It is populations of organisms that evolve, not individual organisms.”(The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine)

    “Biological evolution, simply put, is descent with modification.” (Evolution 101: An introduction to evolution, Berkeley)

    Nothing more, nothing less. Belief in (or worship of) deities is entirely optional, but irrelevant to the subject.

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    • Thx for the comment, Ron. The reason is fairly obvious, at least to me. The writer of the article chose the definition by rhetorical value for the advantage he wanted. Basic dishonesty and shiftiness

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  2. I am quite sure after blogging these guys quite a bit that they know evolution and atheism are not religions like they often claim because it is plainly explained in the dictionary definitions and I give them credit to understand that, however this is the one way they feel that can get a reaction and pay back the atheist trolls.

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    • Sorry. Your comment ended up in spam for some reason. I fished it out.
      Honestly, I don’t think they really think it thru very much at all. The conflation is pretty common with those who don’t think deeply. The Christians who do, seem to have no issues with evolution or science. It’s just not part of the conversation on faith at all.
      It’s the fundamentalist Christians that refuse to think past what they are taught to believe. That’s the real issue with Internet apologetics

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  3. I hope you can find time to read this. Consider the idea of father, son and holy spirit as pantheist theology. And consider the use of mystical terminology to explain complex concepts used bu many tribal cultures. Christianity has just simply had it all wrong. Refrain from judgement and read all of it and you will see it all much differently. They simply have a different understanding of God than Christ did. When he was speaking of Truth he meant it quite literally, not in some mystical sense. https://jesuschristprovenright.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/theproof/

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  4. The blog you linked to actually makes a pretty good point, your comment is just a mindless shart brother. Really dude, you are a fucking moron.

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  6. Mike I can understand your frustration with our recent interlocutor SOUL JA.

    In the end it comes back to the same point every time, which is that such folk have to say our Christian experience was invalid because otherwise they must admit that their whole understanding of Christianity is invalid. Human nature is that when a person’s worldview is challenged, they feel their identity is threatened and the initial response is to double down.

    Perhaps in a year or two of trying to live the Christian life and discovering that the Bible promises do not work in reality and that answered prayer is essentially a coincidence then they might think back to their discussions here. But typically it takes a person a couple of years to seriously consider challenges to their worldview.

    If SOUL JA is watching on, my comment to you is, ‘I appreciate your zeal and I have no doubt you have genuine concern for us, but leaving faith is not something one does lightly, especially with the threat of Hell hanging over us. It was the most gut wrenching process of my life, but in the end I could not ignore the evidence that Christianity is a human invention and religious experiences are psychological rather than supernatural’.

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