American Pastors Refuse to Preach Jesus in His Entirety Down Version of Christianity


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that is quickly replacing doctrinal purity while professing itself to be biblical…

When pastors in today’s modern churches are backed into the corner on the topic of preaching hard against the societal and political sins of our nation you will usually hear the same excuse,

These topics are all important, but I am just called to preach Jesus and the Gospel, I haven’t been called to preach on politics.”

There is one huge flaw in this reasoning, and it actually blasphemes the person and power of who Jesus is in totality.

Jesus is not just the man we read about in the Gospel narratives. No, pastors that make this excuse, limit Jesus to the mere 33 years of His physical ministry, death, and resurrection. If you Just preach the Gospel stories, making endless ear-tickling analogies on Love every Sunday, you fail to teach the real Jesus of scripture and instead present a mirage of who Jesus truly is in scripture.

If Jesus is God, then as a preacher you need to be able to reconcile thousands of idiosyncrasies between the justice and wrath of God in the Old Testament and the mercy of Jesus in the New Testament. Our culture demands answers today, asking IF they are one and the same, why are they so different in personality between the two testaments?

The fact is, 99.9% of preachers out there would be hard-pressed to expound on any principles that bridged the Old and New Testament. As a result, there is a great falling away from the Church; young people especially have lost interest in the smoke and mirror churches they find on every block in their home town.

If more pastors preached the real Jesus, the Jesus that whipped money changers, told the disciples to buy swords, called the religious class the children of the devil, refused to speak to the reprobate Herod, spoke a curse of destruction on Israel, we wouldn’t have half the messes we have today.

So You Say You Preach Jesus?

Here is why it is important for pastors and Christians to apply themselves to the understanding of all of the principles we find in the Bible; principles that jive completely with all of the harder sayings and actions of Jesus.

The Gospel of John, in the opening few verses, uses the word λόγος(Logos) as a powerful way to describe the enormity of who Jesus’ really is,

In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made. John 1:1-3

Simply put Jesus is described as the “Word”, he was with God before creation and is the means in which the thoughts of God become manifest.

The Cosmology that this statement evokes is breathtaking in concept, and one I think most Christians fail to grasp in totality. This statement used by John purposely invokes Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth,” all by speaking it into existence. We are being given a “Word Picture” peering into the actual mechanics behind creation. Just like a programmer code that supports logic and organization thus the Word of God supports all of Creation through logic and organization as well.

A further rendering of this word λόγος also reveals that the word is used interchangeably with the “Word” of God as found in scripture. Thus saith the LORD,

λόγος – word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea

  1. what someone has said
  2. a word
  3. the sayings of God
  4. decree, mandate or order
  5. of the moral precepts given by God
  6. Old Testament prophecy was given by the prophets
  7. what is declared, a thought, declaration, aphorism, a weighty saying, a dictum, a maxim

Fittingly, the dictates of the Bible reveals our Creator just as it should, in the personage of Jesus Christ. If John 1:1-3 is to be true, and Jesus is the λόγος, then logically the entire body of scripture, its histories, law, prophets, proverbs, and psalms all should reveal Jesus Himself, seeing He is the author. When we analyze the Bible we find it does, in almost poetic form.

Jesus is simultaneously the physical order and moral order, as well as the historical person we find in the Gospels. Jesus is more than the Gospel narratives before our world existed He was the Eternal Word of God. John the Apostle got this, as well as the Apostle Paul. Paul speaking of Jesus said,

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Colossians 1:15-18

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So, if you are truly preaching Jesus as so many pastors claim they are, then pastors should be constantly referencing the entire volume of scripture including the Old Testament and not just the feel-good soundbites in the New Testament. The role of a preacher is to reconcile what we know about Jesus in both the New and Old Testament, and that takes work, reasoning, understanding, insight, study, and yes even courage, because the harder things of scripture, the things preachers love to avoid are controversial by nature and undoubtedly won’t win them friends in the world or in their congregations.

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4:2


Today we have pastors skirting their responsibility as teachers and prophets. The way they do this is through the omission and application of scripture in their teaching ministries. We need pastors to reorient themselves with the last and final instructions Jesus gave us while on earth. The Great Commission is the summation of what it means to be a Christian, it is the mission statement of the Church.

Shortly after Jesus’ resurrection, he gave us the Great Commission, a guiding compass that we might know our Two-Fold mission as Christians while on earth.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. – Matthew 28:19-20

Yes, two-fold mission, if you read this verse properly you see one mission is the mission that most preachers claim for themselves, which is evangelize and share the Gospel, but they forget the last part and mission which is “teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”

Jesus says ALL things, not a selection of things, not just the things that make you feel happy and joyful, but even the commands in the Old Testament. Jesus and the Apostles quote copiously from the Old Testament, they never for an instant neglected to reveal Christ in the Old Testament, knowing full well that to preach Jesus meant to preach it all. His commands come from the entirety of scripture because he IS scripture itself.

This is where you lose pastors, they don’t want to preach the Old Testament because frankly, they don’t know how to reconcile Jesus with the God of the Old Testament, they don’t have the knowledge or insight to communicate the principles we find there. The worthless seminaries they attended omitted it in their training and thus they are too lazy to study these things for themselves. Preaching the real Jesus is a lost art, and as a lost art we now have a lost society.

When we preach the entirety of scripture, we are confronted with stories that speak on unjust war, abortion, the sanctity of life, natural rights, natural law, revealed law, reprobate sin, jurisdictional limitation of Government, self-defense, the justice and wrath of God, etc.

These are all issues we are required to preach on as commanded by Christ Himself. Don’t call yourself a preacher if you can’t reconcile these things for your flock, the lack of knowledge on these subjects immediately unqualifies you from the ministry per the Great Commission itself.

In fact, Jesus Himself quoted from 24 Books of the Old Testament during His ministry, He even took the time on the road to Emmaus to demonstrate to the two disciples that He is found everywhere in the Old Testament,

And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:27

This should demonstrate the requirements of ministry, if pastors nowadays can’t even fulfill the Great Commission in entirety and do exactly what Jesus did, which is reveal His Laws and Principles in scripture as He did on the road to Emmaus as a perfect example, then they have no business in the Ministry. Furthermore, congregants that continue to attend these churches, satisfied with the lack of substance they have no business calling themselves Christians. You either take Jesus as who he is, which is the God of the Old and New Testament, or call yourselves by another name. A fake, watered down Christ is no Christ at all. Source

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The Bible Indicates That There Will Be a Great Apostasy During the End Times, Jerry Falwell Jr, the “Great Apostasy” That Is Mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. the Kjv Calls It the “Falling Away,” While the Niv and Esv Call It “the Rebellion.” and That’s What Apostasy Is: A Rebellion, an Abandonment of the Truth. The End Times Will Include a Wholesale Rejection of God’s Revelation, a Further “Falling Away” of an Already Fallen World.


LYNCHBURG, Va. — Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, which touts itself as the world’s largest Christian university, wrote a letter on Tuesday to a Republican congressman who recently received a no-confidence vote from a local GOP committee after he “happily” officiated a same-sex “wedding.” Falwell, also seeing that some leaders of the Republican Party within the district were backing away from Rep. Denver Riggleman, asserted that it is wrong for the congressman to be excluded over “social issues.” He advised that he plans to endorse Riggleman for reelection as he believes the party needs to be a “big tent” and unite.

“It is my understanding that certain leaders of the Republican Party in the 5th District are attempting to exclude you and others because of social issues,” Falwell wrote. “I was told that they are assuming that because you officiated at a gay marriage recently, that you are not socially conservative.”

“I believe that excluding other conservatives over issues that have already been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court does nothing but help the liberals gain more power,” he opined. “There is nothing that anyone in the House of Delegates or the Virginia Senate can do to change the law on gay marriage or abortion until the U.S. Supreme Court reverses its previous positions, WRONG.

Falwell asserted that his logic is “common sense,” and that if Republicans do not unite and think pragmatically, the liberals will win. He said that he wants to see Republicans retain control of the House of Delegates and the state Senate in November.

“I hope that the less pragmatic members of the party will wake up and realize that, in the words of Ben Franklin, ‘We must all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately,’” Falwell wrote. “I intend to endorse you in your bid for reelection in 2020 in light of your liberty-minded conservatism and our shared values.”

He also expressed the hope that he would see Riggleman at an upcoming fundraiser, which will also be attended by Robert Hurt, the executive director of Liberty University’s Center for Law and Government. Riggleman had been invited to Liberty University in March by student groups such as Young Americans for Liberty, College Republicans, and Students at Liberty for Gun Rights.

Reports outline that on July 14, Riggleman officiated the “wedding” of campaign volunteers Alex Pisciarino and Anthony LeCounte, and expressed that he was “proud” to do so.

“My real belief is that government shouldn’t be involved in marriage at all, but if it is, everybody has to be treated equally before the law,” the congressman told the Washington Post. “And that is part of our Republican creed. And it also comes down to love is love. I’m happy to join two people together who obviously love each other.”

However, Riggleman also opposes the proposed Equality Act because of concerns about infringing parental rights, and he believes that the matter of transgenders serving the military needs additional study.

Because of his participation in the ceremony, Wendell Johnson of the Fifth Congressional District Republican Committee presented a motion to formally rebuke Riggleman.

“I move that the committee censure Denver Riggleman for failing to uphold the Republican Party platform, [which] states ‘marriage is between one man and one woman,’” he said, according to Newsweek.

While his initial effort was not successful, member Diana Shore put forward a vote of no confidence with the Cumberland County Republican Committee, which she chairs. It passed unanimously.

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“I make this motion of no confidence in Congressman Denver Riggleman for his recent act in officiating a homosexual marriage and his lack of support for stronger border security and immigration policies,” it read.

Riggleman’s campaign responded to the vote by stating that the congressman was happy to officiate “and he is proud of these two young people who found their life partner.”

As previously reported, Falwell has been an ardent supporter of President Trump, repeatedly asserting throughout Trump’s presidential campaign that the then-candidate bears the fruit of one being born again because of his characteristic good deeds.

“I’ve seen his generosity to strangers, to his employees, his warm relationship with his children,” he said on CNN’s “Legal View With Ashleigh Banfield” on February 2016. “I’m convinced he’s a Christian. I believe he has faith in Jesus Christ.”

Falwell asserted that those who expressed concerns about Trump’s behavior were violating the “judge not” clause in Matthew 7:1. WRONG…

“Jesus said, ‘Judge not, lest ye be judged. Let’s stop trying to choose the political leaders who we believe are the godliest because, in reality, only God knows people’s hearts. You and I don’t, and we are all sinners,” he said in an interview with the Liberty University newspaper that same year.

He also told the Washington Post earlier this year that he doesn’t believe that the teachings of Christ were meant to be used for public policy, but that the government should rather be “free of religious association.”

“Jesus never told Caesar how to run Rome,” Falwell told the Washington Post. “He went out of his way to say that’s the earthly kingdom, I’m about the heavenly kingdom. And I’m here to teach you how to treat others, how to help others, but when it comes to serving your country, you render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.”

“You almost have to believe that this is a theocracy to think that way — to think that public policy should be dictated by the teachings of Jesus.” Source

As Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias puts it, “The fact is, the truth matters – especially when you’re on the receiving end of a lie.” And nowhere is this more important than in the area of faith and religion. Eternity is an awfully long time to be wrong.

The people spreading concrete information on the dangers of globalism are accomplishing far more than those sitting around buying bitcoin or passing around Q-cult nonsense.

The man of lawlessness, according to 2 Thessalonians 2:4, is the one who “will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” Clearly, this has not yet happened; no one since Paul’s time has set himself up as God in the Jewish temple. Two thousand years have passed since the epistle was written, and the “day of the Lord” has not yet come. Paul assures us that it will not come until the falling away comes first.

The Greek word translated “rebellion” or “falling away” in verse 3 is apostasia, from which we get the English word apostasy. It refers to a general defection from the true God, the Bible, and the Christian faith. Every age has its defectors, but the falling away at the end times will be complete and worldwide. The whole planet will be in rebellion against God and His Christ. Every coup requires a leader, and into this global apostasy will step the Antichrist. We believe this takes place after the church has been raptured from the earth.

Jesus warned the disciples concerning the final days in Matthew 24:10–12: “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.” These are the characteristics of the great apostasy of the end times.

“Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of man and devils”…

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The silencing of the American people before 2020?

“The human heart is an idol factory.”

The Un-Godly — Those That Suppress the Truth, the social media giants built multi-billion dollar empires by giving everyone a voice, but now that they have such a dominant position on the Internet they have decided that many prominent conservative voices should be completely silenced.

Our government has been overthrown. As evidenced by Trump’s capitulation on the border, his recent servitude to the GMO industry and his acquiescence to the warmongers, our President has been compromised. Our liberties are being eliminated one by one. Gun confiscation is next. The Constitution is gasping its last breaths. Our borders are destroyed and our culture has been turned upside down by every perversion known to man.

The Left, a broad term for Liberal Socialist Democrats that can only be explained fully by using the Bible explanation of the human race is as follows. A servant of Satan, because you are either saved or lost. This election has brought out the true nature of who you serve. Simply put, it’s Donald Trump, Conservatives, and Christians against the rest of the world. The Left’s Love applies only to those who believe as they do. They Love evil and commit Anarchy against those who love good. They are governed by lies and never tell the truth. On this Friday, Inaugural Day for the swearing-in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States the Left wants to commit widespread Anarchy to shut down the swearing-in ceremony. Their goal of transforming America, which was founded in Judea Christian values into a Pagan Nation is almost complete. Their goal has always been the total removal of God from American society and the downfall of America. Donald Trump says he is a Presbyterian, but he left off the USA, an apostate church.

Everything done in dark will be brought to light, being biblically bankrupt will not exclude the elitist.

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  1. Mark Okuma on August 23, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    Almighty God Will one time punish those who are turning Holy Bible upside-down to dust for we shall follow Biblical Truth not lies. May Almighty God change your heart to follow Biblical Truth not Created one.

  2. Don Carter on November 28, 2019 at 3:34 am

    JUDAS ISCARIOT is alive and preaching from the pulpit of many American Churches.
    Any “teacher” who diverts Christians into bowing to the Jewish Temple Priests is a JudasGoat betraying the Flock of Christ.
    “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”
    He who blesses Israel Crucifies Christ.
    CHRISTians should welcome any Jew that comes to Jesus.
    Jesus is the NEW Covenant presented to mankind by God.
    CHRISTians cannot support or aid Israel or the Jewish Nation that denies the Lamb of God.
    OLD testament / NEW testament
    WAR god / PEACE god
    OLD covenant / NEW covenant
    The ESSENCE of Judaism is VENGEANCE
    ANTI: a prefix meaning “against,” “opposite of,” “antiparticle of,” used in the formation of compound words (anticline); used freely in combination with elements of any origin (antibody; antifreeze; antiknock;;;; ANTICHRIST).
    The LAMB of GOD was the FINAL sacrifice. Rebuilding the Jewish Temple and resuming bloody animal sacrifices repudiates the Crucifixion, SACRIFICE of Jesus. JOHN 2:20 King James Bible “Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?”
    JESUS -IS- the THIRD TEMPLE if you are a CHRISTian.
    Can you grasp this? “No low IQ muslim would LOVE the tormentors and crucifiers of their prophet.” But “christianzionist” idiots GROVEL to the Temple priests, the tormentors and crucifiers of Christ.
    Galatians 1:8-9 King James Version (KJV)
    8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
    9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
    The Jews made a deity of the law which, after all they wrote it, so they were deifying their own works. Christ made NEW by telling those who would listen that the law was in their hearts (i.e. the spiritual spark of divinity is in each and every one of us). Like any organized religion, Christ represented a heretic to the Jews hold over the people so he had to be killed and kill him they did.
    “christian-zionism” is an OXYMORON and a mental illness, no SANE person can worship two opposing gods at one time
    “It is absurd to profess Christ Jesus, and to Judaize. For Christianity did not embrace Judaism, but Judaism Christianity, that so every tongue which believeth might be gathered together to God”. – Ignatius of Antioch

    • Patrick Galasso on November 29, 2019 at 12:35 am

      Here is a wonderful quote by Evangelist Hal Lindsey refuting the heresy of Wrong Repentance…
      “Repentance, as it relates to Christ, means to change our minds about Him, who He is and what He’s done to provide forgiveness, and deliverance from our sins. When we place faith in Jesus as having taken our place personally on the cross and borne the penalty due our sins, then we’re automatically repenting, because we couldn’t accept Him in this way without having had to change our minds in some way concerning Him.” —Hal Lindsey; “The Liberation of Planet Earth” (p. 133).

      • Edwitness on November 29, 2019 at 4:27 am

        Again Hal is mistaken. Because no one can die “in the place of” one who is already dead. And Paul said we were all dead in trespasses and sins before Jesus came.Eph.2:1. So what Jesus’ death really was is His joining with us in our death expressed when He was separated from the Father while on the cross He said, “Father why have you forsaken me?”.

        By Jesus entering into our death with us He made Himself one with all men in separation from the Father. And by raising Himself on the third day He made it possible for us to be made one with Him in eternal life.
        Even so… Maranatha!!

        • Patrick Galasso on November 30, 2019 at 1:50 am

          I fear more than HALF of all Baptists are going straight to Hell when they enter into eternity, because they’ve placed their faith in wrong repentance (turning from sins) and Lordship Salvation (discipleship). The LAW gives the KNOWLEDGE OF SIN, and that is its only role in God’s plan of salvation.
          “The Old Testament is an account of a Nation. The New Testament is an account of a MAN, The Nation was founded and nurtured of God to bring the Man into the world.” —Henry H. Halley (1874-1965)

          • Edwitness on December 1, 2019 at 1:22 am

            Turning from idols is turning from sin. The only sin any man goes to hell for. “They believe not on me.” John16:9. And this is what Paul said a person must do to become a Christian. 1Thes.1:9.

            The law was only ever for Israel. No one else has ever been accountable before God for keeping it. It has no role in salvation because there was never a law that could give life. Gal.3:21. This is why Paul said Israel must be delivered from the law to be joined with Christ. Rom.7:4.

            But, I like the quote. Because the law was given to keep Israel as a people because God said it was through their bloodline that the Messiah would come. And He did because the law kept Israel from destroying herself until that happened.

  3. Don Carter on November 28, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Destroy Christianity …. to destroy all RIGHTS
    Human dignity and RIGHTS are unique to Christianity
    the source of GOD given RIGHTS ….
    Human RIGHTS are not a concept of judaism or islam,
    all they know is obedience to their TRIBAL gods & worshipping self written laws.
    … the Left insists there is NO GOD so they can deny your GOD given RIGHTS.

  4. Marconi on November 28, 2019 at 1:44 am

    A watered down version of Christianity IS NOT ‘CHRISTIANITY’. It’s NOTHING.

    • Patrick Galasso on November 29, 2019 at 12:33 am

      “It is an inexcusable error to confront sinners with problems that concern the Christian life and call upon them to make promises regarding them. An unsaved person is never called upon to surrender himself to God. The saving act is in no instance represented as our ‘giving ourselves to God’; it is, on the contrary, taking His Son as our Savior.” —Ryrie, Charles; “Balancing the Christian Life,” Moody Press, Inc., 1969 (p. 170).

      • Edwitness on December 1, 2019 at 1:14 am

        Patrick, Paul taught otherwise when he wrote, “Turn from idols to serve the living and true God”. 1Thes.1:9.

  5. Patrick Galasso on November 28, 2019 at 12:33 am

    “There are those who, in their zeal to get people to turn from their sinful ways and receive the Lord, almost put repentance on a par with believing… Repentance, as it relates to Christ, means to change our minds about Him, who He is and what He’s done to provide forgiveness and deliverance from our sins. When we place faith in Jesus as having taken our place personally on the cross and borne the penalty due our sins, then we’re automatically repenting, because we couldn’t accept Him in this way without having had to change our minds in some way concerning Him.” —Lindsey, Hal; “The Liberation of Planet Earth,” Zondervan Publishing House, 1974 (p. 136, 137).

    • Edwitness on November 28, 2019 at 1:39 am

      Patrick, Hal Lindsey teaches that if men could keep the law blamelessly they would not need Jesus. But, Luke1:5,6 show that there are indeed people who kept the law blamelessly. But, these still needed Jesus. So Hal is dead wrong about that. Why?

      Because as Paul taught “No flesh shall be justified by the works of the law”.Gal.2:16. He taught this not because the law can’t be kept blamelessly by men as we see them doing in Luke1:5,6 and Phil.3:6. But, because there has never been a law given that could give life.Gal.3:21. Life only comes by faith apart from works. This is why Paul said,
      “Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
      And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” Rom.11:5,6.

      Eternal life comes only by grace through faith because that’s the way God chose to bring it to men. Because faith is our side of a personal relationship. A spiritual relationship that from before the world was made God desired with all mankind.1Peter1:20.

      Even so… Maranatha!!

      • Rod on November 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

        Edwitness: you must feel very secure in your have your cake and eat it too. Why can not you understand that the God we worship did not give us laws that we could not keep? Think!

        • Edwitness on December 1, 2019 at 12:59 am

          Of course Israel could keep all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. Luke1:5,6 and Phil.3:6 plainly show this to be true. But, these laws were only for Israel. And only temporarily. Gal.3:19. And those laws kept Israel “shut up unto the faith” because faith is not of works. Gal.3:23 and Rom.11:5,6. They could not be joined with Christ while remaining joined to the law. Rom.7:4. So the Israelite must turn to Christ and be delivered from the law to have eternal life. Because eternal life can not come through the law. Gal.3:21. It was never intended for that purpose.

          The Gentile has never had to deal with being delivered from the law as the Israelite must because they have never been under the law or accountable before God to keep it. Eph.2:11,12.

          Even so… Maranatha!!

      • Patrick Galasso on November 29, 2019 at 12:31 am

        “Certainly discipleship is a most important aspect of our relation to Christ, but it belongs to the sphere of Christian life rather than entrance upon that life… One does not become a disciple in order to become a Christian, but because he has become a Christian by faith in the Savior, it is fitting that he embark upon a life of discipleship.” —Harrison, Everett F.; “Must Christ Be Lord to Be Savior? No,” Eternity, September 1959 (p. 14).

      • Patrick Galasso on November 30, 2019 at 1:48 am

        Here is a great quote from Dr. Hank Lindstrom…
        Penance is payment for sin. Penitence is sorrow for sin. Works and something of self is turning from sin. But repentance (metanoia) means a change of mind. Man’s great need is to understand God’s way of salvation and accept His sacrifice. Repentance in salvation means a change of mind from any idea of religion that man might have and accepting God’s way of salvation. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).” —Dr. Hank Lindstrom (1940-2008).

        • Edwitness on December 1, 2019 at 1:11 am

          The payment for sin was the offering of Jesus’ body in exchange for the new one. Heb.10:5-10. It was not a payment of a penalty. Rather, it was an exchange. A ransom. 1Tim.2:6. So while repentance does mean a change of mind it is much more than that. It is when we “turn from idols to serve the living and true God”. 1Thes.1:9.

          This is why Jesus sent the Holy Spirit into the world. To reprove the world of the only sin that anyone goes to hell for. “They believe not on me”. John16:9.

          Even so… Maranatha!!

  6. Edwitness on November 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    I’m sorry. I wrote trespass in reference to Gal.3:19. It should have been transgressions.

  7. Edwitness on November 27, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    When Jesus was on earth living as a man He was here to confirm the covenant God had made with Israel. The law. So His preaching of the law and prophets was to confirm the Old Testament law to Israel. He did this by fulfilling it to the last jot and tiddle. While His confirming of the promise was His death and resurrection. Because it was through this that He gave power to the New Testament. “Taking away the first that He might establish the second. Heb.10:9.

    So during Jesus’ life here on earth He was a man under the law(Gal.4:4) who was here to teach only those who were under the law(Mt.15:24) how to live under the law(Luke18:18-21 and John15). But, since He confirmed the promise by His death and resurrection the gospel has gone out for all the world to be saved. The law with it’s penalties for sin was only for Israel so that they would not destroy themselves because God said He would bring the Messiah through their bloodline. So God “kept” Israel by placing them under the law until Messiah would come. But, while under the law they were “shut up unto the faith that would afterward be revealed”. Gal.3:23. And since Jesus’ death and resurrection Israel too is saved when they trust in Jesus for deliverance from the law with all of it’s “dead works”. Heb.9:13-15.

    To really understand the differences between the Jesus of the Old Testament and the Jesus of the New Testament one must understand what the purpose of the law was for. Gal.3:19 states plainly that it was given because of trespasses only until faith came. Because we know that the law is not made for the righteous. 1Tim.1:9. It is only for civil human gov’t so that people who treat others in a way that is not consistent with the way they would want to be treated can be punished for it. It is wholly inadequate to prepare man for a relationship with God. For that we need the goodness of God because Paul taught that only by it is a man be led to repentance. Rom.2:4.

    Even so… Maranatha!!!

    • Patrick Galasso on November 29, 2019 at 12:29 am

      “Discipleship is frequently equated with salvation and often erroneously made a condition for becoming a Christian.” —Pentecost, J. Dwight; “Design for Discipleship,” Zondervan Publishing House, 1971 (p. 11).

      • Edwitness on November 29, 2019 at 4:16 am

        It certainly can be. But, is not the case here. What we come to believe about God, Jesus, and the atonement through discipleship will be consistent with what we first believed when we first came to what we think is a saving faith. But, if that foundation(the first things) is wrong then the house built upon it through discipleship that is consistent with those first things will be too.

        Sin nature/original sin doctrine and the belief that imputation to us of Jesus’ perfect law keeping is our righteousness are all part of that faulty foundation. It is paganism pure and simple. Because Jesus did not die to make bad people good. He died to provide eternal life to those who were separated from God by the power of death. Heb.2:14-18. So if we were told that we needed Jesus because we were bad then we need to go all the way back to the foundation, the first things, and throw it out and replace it with the truth.

        Even so.. Maranatha!!

  8. James Richard Borowy on November 27, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Love your article Stevie Ray. However, as your Christian brother, I must challenge you. There is no doubt that Christians are becoming too luke-warm and sanitized. Where was the uproar when our once Christian nation changed God’s law as though He almost got it right. Along with every other point of your article I agree. But since your article dealt with the using only the “good” points about Christ, I thought I would share this. I am a Catholic, before Vatican II, which was in my opinion and others, a takeover from the satanic masons. There the so-called popes began reshaping Christ and their church in their image. We as Catholics did have a pope, but he was in exile and denied the ability to communicate with the Catholic world. Even today we have another pope, who is also exiled. For the world however, fake popes up unto this one who is laughable. Us and the muslims worship the same god?! Really? If you go back in history, you will find that all Christians ate the Body and Blood of the real Christ! We also went to confession to priests, who were in line from the early apostles. Both or these sacraments and Biblical, found in John’s gospel. My point is to pray about it and let Our Dear Lord talk to you. I was a protestant for years until the time I will always remember. It just clicked. That is faith!
    Your brother in Christ,

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