WHY BELIEVING YOU MUST KEEP THE LAW MEANS YOU ARE SHUT UP FROM A SAVING FAITH- Gal.3:23-26

By Edward O’Hara , As I have said many times before. If you are defining sin by what the law says you are in the wrong covenant. The reason this is so very important for we who profess to believe in Jesus is that being in the wrong covenant keeps us from knowing Him and having the eternal life that is only made possible by knowing Him. This is why Paul said in Gal.3:23 while Israel was under the law they were “shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.” A faith that Paul says in Rom.10:17 “comes by hearing. And hearing by the word of God.” To show that faith for eternal life is only found in the New Covenant. And could not be found in the Old. Which is why we see that those in the…

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WHEREFORE THEN SERVETH THE LAW? BY EDWARD O’HARA

For the serious student of the Bible it seems that when they get off track it is most often because they do not come to a clear Biblical understanding of where the law fits in the believer’s life. Or if they have they have placed it where God never meant it to be. Because the law is to have no place in the believer’s life at all. None whatsoever. Because for a person to be a believer means they are joined to Christ. And Paul who spent a lot of time teaching this says in Rom.7:4 that to be joined to Christ one must be dead to the law. How dead does Paul say the law is to be to the believer? Paul says the law must be as dead to us as the husband who has died is to the…

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THE ‘HOW TO’ AND ‘HOW NOT TO’ OF THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION!- 2Cor.5:19

By Edward O’Hara, Adam was only flesh when he was made. Even with the knowledge of good and evil he was still only flesh. This is why God wouldn’t allow him to continue to eat from the tree of life to live forever. Because…. “Flesh and blood can not inherit the kingdom of God”. 1Cor.15:56 Adam was an earth suit. A living soul that was only equipped to live here on earth. Made of flesh alone and without spirit. But, because God ultimately wants man in heaven with Him. And heaven is a spiritual kingdom. This is why Adam was placed in circumstances where he was to most likely eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This would give to him free will and dominion, in a place surrounded by choices he was not yet fully…

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IMMORTALITY, WHY WE DID NOT INHERIT IT FROM ADAM Edward O’Hara

Was Adam immortal when God made him? Was his body different from what ours is now? What does the Bible say about this? I ask this question because there is so much false teaching regarding this issue. And this issue is very important because it speaks to the very heart of what it means to be human. Are we as Adam was when he was made? Or is our flesh different from his when God made him? This is a very important issue because Heb.2:14 says that Jesus came in the same flesh all men have. But, if Adam was mortal then how is it that he could live forever? Isn’t that what being immortal means? We will begin by reading from the Genesis account first to see what, if anything, is there regarding this issue.  In Gen.1:26 we see God telling the story about…

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Augustine of Hippo; pillar of the Christian Faith? Or Just another Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?- Heb.2:14

By Edward O’Hara, This man is credited, and rightly so, with the introduction for the Roman Catholic Church to her belief in the doctrine of original sin and sin nature. Also known as “necessity” in Augustine’s writings. Which is actually the introduction of Gnosticism into the that religion. And what was as many who recognized it as such at the time stated outright, a massive departure, a great falling away if you will, from the Biblical doctrine of salvation delivered to us through the apostles. But, and this is where our focus will be today, on top of this he was a man captive to the practice, or lifestyle, of fornicating with harlots. Which is what prompted him in the first place to look for an excuse for this seemingly uncontrollable bad behavior that he had come to believe was…

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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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THE BELIEVER’S GUIDE FOR SHARING GOD’S LOVE WITH THE WORLD

Edward O’Hara In witnessing to the unbelieving world we can come to know how to read the Bible for all it’s worth. And how to take what we read and apply it to our witness when we are trying to help someone understand their need for Jesus. And how that when we do all of this we learn that it is not about bringing them under the condemnation of the devil by telling them that they are guilty before God for anything they or someone else may have done. Because Paul taught that it is the goodness of God, not severity, that leads a man to repentance. To do this, 1st We need to understand that it is because Adam was natural, not spiritual when God made him that creates our need for Jesus.  “And so it is written, The first man Adam…

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‘Church Fathers’; Should We Trust ‘EM? Can What Was Written After the Apostles

Be as Trustworthy in and of Itself as What Was Written by the Apostles? Should It Be as Trusted? What If They Were Wrong? Could They Have Been Wrong?… Have you ever heard the term “church fathers”? The term is usually used in reference to the men who wrote about theology directly after the times of the apostles. Should we consider anyone to be “church fathers” other than those who penned the scriptures? Some do because they have been taught to believe that those who came shortly after the apostles are as much to be believed as the apostles themselves. What say you? Can what was written after the apostles be as trustworthy in and of itself as what was written by the apostles? Should it be as trusted? What if they were wrong? Could they have been wrong?  Have…

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WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING; ANOTHER QUESTION, NAUGHTY VS NICE? OR NATURAL VS SPIRITUAL?- Gen.2:7

By Edward  O’Hara In this message I am going to give one more example of the many questions I asked of the scriptures that led me to the truth about why we need Jesus and what the atonement was really for. It’s so important that we know it’s ok to ask questions. Whether it be of the overseer or bishop. Of Jesus. Or of anyone regarding the things of God. These questions will help us make informed decisions about the truths we are learning. After which we will look at the main progenitor of the false doctrine of original sin that all churches teach. And why even according to his own disciple’s interpretation of the scriptures he could not even have been a believer. As I continued seeking the Lord about the things that just didn’t add up Biblically between…

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HOW THE “MYSTERY HID FROM ALL AGES PAST” TELLS US WHEN THE CHURCH WILL BE “CAUGHT UP”

Edward O’Hara Did you know that Paul’s teaching that he calls “the mystery that was hidden from ages past” in Col.1 speaks of the church leaving this place for heaven?  We can only see this when we understand correctly who the “he who withholds” is that Paul says holds back “the man of sin” so he will be revealed “in his time” in 2Thes.2:6-9. This is a clue to the timing of the “caught up” that is our blessed hope. Because only in this dispensation do men have the indwelling Holy Spirit. So when that is to be no more then the rapture happens.  When we add to this the message in John16:7-11 where Jesus told the disciples He had to leave or the Holy Spirit could not come we see another clue to this timing. It is from this message, coupled…

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