RENEWING OUR MINDS, AND IT’S BY PRODUCT, MUST BE MOTIVATED BY GOD’S LOVE- Rom.12:1,2

In our last look at Rom.11 I referenced Rom.12 saying that when we get to it we will read where Paul would begin to address some things about behavior as it relates to believers. And we will see now that he does. But, it’s probably not what most people think of when they think about how a believer is to behave. We also learned that Paul taught that it was necessary in God’s plan for Him to “show mercy to all”, that Israel would be concluded in unbelief. Because this was the way God planned for them and the rest of the nations to be shown God’s mercy for salvation. Because it was in their unbelief that Israel rejected and crucified Jesus. Whose death was planned from before God made the world because it is in this way power is…

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IN GOD’S IMAGE AND LIKENESS. A TERM MEANT FOR ALL MEN? OR JUST ADAM? Gen.5:1,2

By Edward O’Hara ,In this message we will look at why some who claim to be teaching the Bible say only Adam was made in God’s image and likeness. And that the rest of mankind were made in Adam’s image and likeness. And why they say there is a difference. And if they Bible agrees with them. Some think that Adam was made in God’s image. While Gen.5:1,2 saying the rest of mankind being made in Adam’s image means they are not made in God’s image. So let’s work through this from a Biblical, rather than a Augustinian, which in all reality is a gnostic, perspective. Because the gnostic perspective denies that Jesus came in the same flesh all men have. And by doing so have aligned their understanding about the incarnation of the man Jesus with the gnostics of…

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THINGS YOU WERE TAUGHT IN CHURCH THAT ARE NOT TAUGHT IN THE BIBLE- Acts17:10,11

There are a whole host of things we find out by reading the Bible ourselves that we have been deceived to believe are in it that really are not. Things like “God helps those who help themselves.” To make you want to do your part in whatever job needed done. When really God helps those who trust in Him. And really God helps all of us when you think about it. Because the Bible says God rains on the just and the unjust, right? Because even man’s very breath is guaranteed by God. And then there’s the old standard, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” Usually used to get you to wash your hands and clean your room when you didn’t really want to.   In this message I will illustrate a few very critical things we were taught about and…

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BORN AGAIN- IS IT A LITERAL BIRTH OF A SPIRIT IN US THAT WAS NEVER THERE BEFORE? OR JUST A NEW WAY OF THINKING? John 3:1-8

In John3 when Jesus tells Nicodemus he must be born again because what is born of the flesh is flesh. And what is born of the Spirit is spirit. He is not saying he must be born of the Spirit because being only flesh he is evil, or sinful by nature. As so many falsely teach. Not only because the word flesh in the Bible does not mean that. But, also because when understood in context there is no way a person can come to the conclusion that it does mean evil or sinful. When used in the scriptures flesh never means evil or sinful. The word flesh in the Bible is the Greek word sarx. It means the tissue, muscle, and blood our bodies are made of. It literally means the body of flesh we see when we look…

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WANT PEACE? FOCUS ON THE JOB AT HAND- NOT THE WIND AND WAVES Phil.4

By Edward O’Hara God’s peace, fellowship, and our relationship with Him does not falter. There is no act you can do, nor choice you can make, once you have believed in Jesus’ resurrection and confessed Him as Lord, that will ever change that. God’s love is greater than anything we might do, even if it may appear to be contrary to what made our relationship with Him possible. The power of His love is as a guard over us watching and protecting His children night and day. His love never sleeps. And His love never fails. This is what prompted Paul to say “33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even…

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KEEPING OUR FOCUS- THE FALSE TEACHING OF “THE FALL”- Gen.3:22 and Rom.5:13

Keeping our eyes on Jesus can be difficult for some today. Given what many believe is prophetic fulfillment that is happening all around us. But, focus we must. Because the most important thing a man must do is preach the message of God’s grace. A grace that has nothing to do with works regardless of who we believe has done or is doing them. We believers are here because there are people who need to hear about God’s grace. So let’s keep ministering reconciliation to the world so they too can hear and believe and be saved. And to people in the churches so that they can be free from the captivity of satan they are in because of the strong delusion created by their belief in the original sin and sin nature doctrine. The message that I am going…

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IS THIS ARMAGEDDON?!

Back in the 70’s when I first came to faith in Jesus we were so in love with God that all we could think about was when Jesus would return for us. We all wanted so much to see Him face to face. The Jesus movement was in full swing. And there were people everywhere talking about the signs of His coming. And how we just knew all the signs pointed to His soon return. But, as time went by we discovered more and more about the things that the Bible said needed to happen before that blessed event would take place. The scriptures came alive more and more. Causing many of us to take a step back from our myopic focus on His return. And focused more and more on our relationship with our savior. My love for Jesus…

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ORIGINAL SIN ATONEMENT AND MOLECH ATONEMENT- WHY THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME

And why everyone who calls themselves a christian should be very concerned about this. A Biblical look at Molech worship requires reading 1 and 2Kings, Amos5, Jeremiah32, and Leviticus18 and 20. As well as the reference we find in Acts7. When we see what this worship entails, and then look at what church people teach and believe the atonement accomplished, we can then see the similarities between it and the worship the church has taken on since Augustine brought his original sin and sin nature doctrine to the rcc.   To see the similarities between Molech worship and worship church’s do, all we need to do is ask why they did it. What was it’s true purpose? Well, to begin with they believed that Moloch would get angry at them for their bad behavior. So to insure that they did…

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NOW TO HIM WHO IS OF POWER TO STABLISH YOU ACCORDING TO MY GOSPEL

And the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world bega”-Rom.16:25 In these chapters ending Paul’s letter to his believing Jewish brethren at Rome, Paul continues exhorting his Jewish brethren that they need to be gracious to their less mature Jewish brethren concerning meats and esteeming some days above others. As he has explained to them that some eat and keep the days as unto the Lord. So that they stand or fall by Him. Then he begins to explain to them why he has been so long in coming to preach to them. Saying that it was because he was sent first by God to preach the message of the grace of God to the Gentiles(other nations). And he makes sure they understand why it had to be this…

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IS THE 10 KINGS PROPHECY OF REV.17 HAPPENING NOW?- Rev.17:16-18

Rev.17 is a description of events that happen before the antichrist comes on the scene. This means that when reading Revelation you know it does not lay out a linear description of prophecy being fulfilled. But, is actually a back and forth overlay of events both leading up to, and that happen during the great trib. It is vitally important that we recognize this. What I mean is that as we read Revelation we find vials, bowls, and trumpets, etc that are events and judgments of God poured out. But, these are not happening linearly as if when the vials are finished the bowls begin. And when the bowls are finished the trumpets begin. They are a description of things that are happening all at the same time. To be understood as if overlaid upon each other. Because if we…

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