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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By Edward O’Hara, THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU- LUKE17:20,21

By Edward O’Hara. Jesus said “The kingdom of God is within you” to a people who were expecting a messiah to come who would deliver to them a physical kingdom after conquering their enemies. But, these expected a natural kingdom to be theirs by the hand of a judge/deliverer just as the judges like Samson, Moses, and others had in olden times. But, the kingdom Jesus spoke of was one that delivered them from the natural men they were from the time Adam was made, to spiritual men for which Jesus came to make all men. From an inheritance through flesh and blood by a water birth from their mother’s womb. To an inheritance through spiritual birth that made them children of God and heirs to His eternal and spiritual kingdom in heaven. Both are literal kingdoms. And the Jew…

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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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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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LIFE OR DEATH AS JESUS REVEALED THEM IN THE 2 RESURRECTIONS- JOHN5:28,29

By Edward O’Hara It’s hard to put into words just how much God loves us. The Holy Spirit tells us through the apostle John that the greatest love is when a man lays down his life for his friend. Citing Jesus’ example when He gave His life willingly for every man. As Dan.9:26 tells us He would. And when He did this He knew He had to because it was the only way He could conquer death. Even though the thought of what He would suffer was so excruciating that He sought the Father asking if there was any other way to do what must be done to save mankind apart from His having to suffer and die. But, knowing the Father’s will Jesus submitted to Him for the sake of mankind. God is so willing that everyone who has…

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Edward O’Hara: WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING; QUESTIONS WE MUST ASK- 2Cor.5:19

By Edward O’Hara, The idea of questioning long held political and religious beliefs is happening now more than at any other time in history. The question is, is this a good method to use for finding truth? My answer to that is, what other way is there? Not in a hateful or rebellious way. But, in an inquiring way. Because we have to question things to know whether they are true. Especially the things we may have come to believe are true before we came to trust in Jesus. This is why Paul says we need to renew our minds in Rom.12:1,2. And in this endeavor I have found the Bible to be 100% accurate 100% of the time. In all areas of study, everything the Bible says has so far for me proven itself to be absolutely and unequivocally…

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EDWARD O’HARA: THE FAITH THAT COMES BY HEARING IS RIGHTEOUSNESS- ROM.10

aith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. What does this mean to you? When I hear these words it means that as we hear the message of the gospel and we are made aware of a choice we need to make. And when we make the free will choice to believe the gospel we are given the gift of faith. And now having this gift it gives us the ability to grow into the man or woman of God God wants us to be. If we will continue hearing God’s word. This growth happens when we go from saying yes to the gospel message when we first heard it. To continuing to hear God’s word. Because by this God builds into us a frame of reference by which we can understand more and more of His…

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