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…

Read More

According to the Data From the Census, the Fall in Christian Faith Seems to Have Accelerated. These Days, It’s All the Rage for Individuals to Profess Their Faith In… Nothing and That’s Where the Problem Begins, No God , No Peace

They’ll Never Take Jesus Out Of My Heart HNewsWire: The decline has been dramatic in only 10 years, but it follows a similar trend seen across the developed world. With an expected 2.38 billion followers in the year 2020, Christianity has proven to be the most successful religion in the world. Next comes Islam with 1.91 billion followers, followed by Hinduism with 1.16 billion. Though it is the major religion in many affluent nations, Christianity seems to be on the decline. According to the last census, just 46.2% of the people living in England and Wales identified as Christians. That’s down from the last census in 2011 when it was 59.3 percent. On the other hand, 6.5% identified as Muslims, up from 4.9% in 2011, and 1.7% as Hindus, up from 1.1% in 2011. That’s a dramatic decline in only ten…

Read More

WALKING ON THE WATER BY THE FAITH OF CHRIST Psalm119:105 Says “Thy Word

is a Lamp Unto My Feet, and a Light Unto My path.”… By Edward O’Hara…  And a really great way to see this truth in action is in reading the story of the disciples when they saw Jesus walking on the water. But, first what comes to mind for me when I think of this story is that since Peter was already in covenant with God, why did he need Jesus to be able to walk on the water? Wasn’t the covenant he already had with God enough? Didn’t Peter already have the light for his path that Ps.119 speaks of? What is the Holy Spirit wanting us to see here?  Here’s the situation. Jesus had told the disciples to meet Him on the other side of the sea. So the disciples were in a boat on their way to…

Read More

BELIEVING IS EASY. FOR MOST THE HARD PART IS FIGURING OUT WHAT TO

BELIEVE… Edward O’Hara … This is so true. So many believe in whatever their senses lead them to that their beliefs make up what is the proverbial soup sandwich. What Paul referred to as those who “oppose themselves”. A smorgasbord of this, that, and the other, that has no basis in truth. The only truth that sets men free. Truth that is a person whose name is Jesus. But, even many of those who say they believe in Jesus have beliefs that are not consistent with what the Bible teaches. Even though they may proclaim their beliefs are the result of Bible study.  Why is it so hard for people who say they believe the Bible to actually believe it? Is it because they have never understood what they have read? Or is it because what they read has been interpreted for…

Read More

Without Faith It Is Impossible to Please Him, for Whoever Would Draw Near

to God Must Believe That He Exists and That He Rewards Those Who Seek Him… KJV But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please himOr do things well pleasing in his sight; or any of the duties of religion, in an acceptable way; as prayer, praise, attendance on the word and ordinances, or any good works whatever; because such are without Christ, and without his Spirit; and have neither right principles, nor right ends: for this is not to be understood of the persons of God’s elect, as considered in Christ; in whom they are well pleasing to him before faith; being loved by him with…

Read More

So Faith Comes From Hearing, and Hearing Through the Word of Christ

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearingThat is, by preaching; for the word hearing is used in the same sense as in the preceding verse; and designs the report of the Gospel, or the preaching of the word, which is the means God makes use of, to convey faith into the hearts of his people; for preachers are ministers, or instruments, by whom others believe: and hearing by the word of God;or “of Christ”, as some copies read, and so do the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions; and intends either the holy Scriptures, which have God for their author, and Christ for the subject of them; and which furnish the men of God, or ministers of the Gospel, with proper materials to preach; and so hearing or preaching is by them, or else the command of God or Christ,…

Read More

“He Will Protect His Faithful Ones, but the Wicked Will Disappear Into

Darkness. No One Will Succeed by Faith Alone.” -1 Samuel 2:9… Hebrews 11: 23 “By faith Moses was hidden by his parents for three months after his birth, because they saw that the child was beautiful; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.” Faith. It’s a word we hear thrown around all the time. Keep the faith. Walking in faith. Having faith. So what is faith? Faith has several different definitions, But Only One That Matters, ‘Faith Has No Plan B‘… In this passage the phrase “by faith” is used seven times! The letter to the Hebrews was written to encourage Christians to live faithfully, following Christ in the midst of difficulty and persecution. With beautiful, poetic language the author describes God’s powerful work of salvation throughout history. The God of the Old Testament is the same God…

Read More

IF YOU WERE DECEIVED… WOULD YOU KNOW IT? WHICH JESUS HAVE YOU

BELIEVED IN?… Edward O’Hara Fri 8/28/2020 11:56 AM, This message is to those people who believe they have put their faith in the Jesus of the Bible. If you have believed in the Biblical Jesus then praise God. But, I have a question. One that we should ask when we are first told about Jesus. And one we should continue asking of ourselves as soon as we grow past the very early stage of our first having trusted in the Jesus we begin learning about. So now that you know some Bible and have gleaned from it some information about who Jesus is, can you say with certainty that the Jesus you have come to know matches exactly with what the Bible says about Him?  I’m not asking how sincere you are about what you believe about Jesus. And I am not saying…

Read More

WE INHERIT A SPIRITUAL KINGDOM THE NATURAL MAN WAS NEVER MADE FOR

Edward O’Hara Thu 2/13/2020 2:46 PM… Jesus told Nicodemus “marvel not that I said ye must be born again”. Believe it or not, this is the answer to what happens when we die. Because only by new birth, a spiritual birth, is man-made ready to inhabit the kingdom of God. Because the kingdom of God is a spiritual kingdom, not a natural one inhabited by natural beings like the one we live in now. So only what is spiritual can live there.  All men and the natural world men live in are natural, not spiritual. For the Biblical evidence of this one need only to look at Gen.1:26,2:7,7:13,14,21,22, 1Cor.2:14, 15:45-50 to see the Bible plainly teaches this. And since Adam was sent from the garden all of the natural worlds including mankind are under death’s power. They deteriorate. They corrupt which…

Read More