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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

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HERESY & HERETICKS {Part III}

The following is a partial list of Heresies that I believe would qualify a person for being a Heretick.

A Heretick is a person who professes to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and the major Bible doctrines but who embraces one or more of the following heresies. A Heretick is someone:
 
•  Who believes: that Mary was born without sin (the “immaculate conception”)
•  Who believes: that a wafer can be changed in to the body of Christ
•  Who believes: that wine can be changed in to the blood of Christ
•  Who believes: that the Roman Catholic “Mass” is efficacious with God
•  Who believes: that you must OBserve the Sabbath in order to be saved
•  Who believes:  that you must OBserve The Law in order to be saved
•  Who believes:  that you must perform some works in order to be saved
•  Who believes: that it is NOT necessary to be born again in order to be saved
•  Who believes: you must speak in tongues in order to be saved
•  Who believes: that you must be Baptized in Water in order to be saved
•  Who believes:  that you must be a member of their church to be saved or to be a member of the Bride of Christ
•  Who believes:  that God has two churches (one in Heaven & one on earth)
•  Who believes:  that a pastor is the head of the "local" church
•  Who believes:  that a pastor can replace the Lord Jesus Christ in His church


A Heretick is a person who professes to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and the major Bible doctrines, but who does not believe in one or more of the following major doctrines. A Heretick is someone:

•  Who does not believe: in the Inspiration of The Holy Scriptures (i.e. KJV Bible)
•  Who does not believe: in the existence of Satan or devils (i.e. evil spirits)
•  Who does not believe: in the existence of Angels
•  Who does not believe: in HELL
•  Who does not believe: in HEAVEN
•  Who does not believe: in the eternal soul of man
•  Who does not believe: in the Biblical account of the Fall of Man
•  Who does not believe: in the existence of SIN (or man’s sinful nature)
•  Who does not believe: in the need for Redemption from Sin
•  Who does not believe: in the Biblical Flood
•  Who does not believe: in the record of the Biblical signs, wonders, & miracles
•  Who does not believe: in the existence of Evil
•  Who does not believe: in the Judgment of God
•  Who does not believe: in God’s institution of Marriage (between one man & one woman)


CONCERNING THE DOCTRINE OF CHRIST
A Heretick is a person who professes to believe in the Biblical Doctrines concerning the person of Lord Jesus Christ, but who does not believe in one or more of the following major doctrines pertaining to Christ.  A Heretick is someone who:

•  Does not believe: that Jesus Christ is the bodily manifestation of the “Godhead”
•  Does not believe: that Jesus Christ is the fullness of the Godhead bodily
•  Does not believe: that Jesus Christ is the Creator of all creation
•  Does not believe: in the Miraculous Conception & Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ
•  Does not believe: that Jesus Christ came as the Jews’ Messiah
•  Does not believe: that Jesus Christ is the ONE (& ONLY) SAVIOUR of the world
•  Does not believe: that Jesus Christ rose bodily (physically) from the grave
•  Does not believe: that Jesus Christ’s shed blood paid for all of their sins
•  Does not believe: that Jesus Christ is the ONE (& ONLY) HEAD of the church
 
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So you feel it is right to take over someone else's thread and basically spam it with a multitude of posts??????

the thread is about heresy and this is a fine study of it.  It is not spam in any way.  Apparently you do not know what spam is.  Spam is when you send unwanted email to many people at once.

 

I just reposted a study here a big difference. but it is no way is hijacking the thread which would be a more correct term.

 

If we are going to discuss heresy let's know what we are talking about before it migrates down many rabbit trails.

 

Try reading and commenting about what heresy is instead of junk post meant to to slander. Slander is a false statement said about someone.  in this case that I took over a thread and spammed. I did not change the subject nor did I repost something different from the topic therefore spam, hijack and take over are false accusations.

 

The reason I know this about spam is that my nephew who corrected me when I used it in the same manner as you, rebuked me and corrected my understanding of spam.  He is a graduate of UCLA and MIT in computer Science. He is a programmer and an IT consultant for Google, Apple and IBM.  Hijacking is the term and multiple post that are different is not spam.  However if you post multiple posts with links to other sights and each of them is of a different subject and in no wise is on topic of the thread, some consider that to be a type forum spam.  But even then my nephew will disagree with that term.  It is still hijacking.

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Ok so at this point some like Dave maybe asking why I posted the study on Heresy.

 

1) misconception of what heresy is.

 

and 2) because the OP lead into someone speaking in tongues was a heresy.

 

So In order that we could see if someone speaking in tongues we needed to see what an heresy was according to God's Word and not a man's interpretation.

 

If you read through the post the conclusion was that Heresy was When someone deviated in the FUNDAMENTALS of Faith. 

 

So if someone says you MUST speak in tongues in order to be saved that is an Heresy according to what we learned from the study. 

 

Now if we say someone speaks in tongues whether it is interpreted or uninterpreted that is not a heresy, because it does not affect the fundamentals of the Bible doctrine of Salvation or the salvation of the one practicing it.  Speaking in tongues will not cause someone to be saved or to be unsaved.

 

Now that we understand what heresy is we now can move forward and understand that while men will label the practice of speaking in an unknown or known tongue a heresy, we know they are incorrect in their use of the word HERESY.  Like in the study when does a false teaching become a heresy and we saw the answer when it affects on of the Bible Fundamentals or Faith.

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No you're wrong - spam is tinned meat.

1) correct Spam in a can is spam it is is condensed from the words "Spiced Ham".

 

2) that is funny

 

3) it is a term used by computer programmers in identifying certain activities where one send unsolicited emails to large amounts of people at once.

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how about just a link to the study next time? if I wanted to print out the study I would have to click on each of your individual posts to print versus a link to a pdf I could print all at once.

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When I first hear "spam" I still think of Monty Python and that, "spam, spam, spam, spam..." song.

 

That's from like 40 or so years ago and it's still stuck in there.

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To all above:  :goodpost:

 

I went to an Assemblies of God church when I was about 17 for some months maybe a year. My Granny was saved in the Church of God, both of them here believe in losing salvation. It messed me up for a long time. I feared losing my salvation more than I trusted Jesus and His Father's power of keeping me saved. It lead me into a works doctrine. Praise Jesus he set me free from that. We have "freewill" Baptist here in the Mts and they too believe in losing salvation. Their members will testify during revivals, "I done this, or I done that and I need to get resaved". One of my co-workers told me if I saw a young woman in a bikini wrecked my car or truck and was killed, I'd go to hell. 

I had a similar experience with 'Freewill' Baptists in the Virginia Beach area in the 80s. I sat down on many occasions to discuss this fallacy of losing salvation. I don't recall how the Pentecostals I've encountered believe concerning salvation. But, it will be a good discussion point for the next one I meet. 

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