...At last I settled on Thomas Road Baptist Church where I went for 18 years. They taught me to tithe, go to church on Sunday, and how to be a “goody two-shoes”.
I’m a slow learner. After 18 years I found that my Bible reading and my church teachings didn’t agree. Thomas Road taught that God’s Law was done away. The Bible I was reading said “If you love me obey my commandments.” To learn right from wrong at Thomas Road one had to ask the preacher.
The Bible was put together by the Roman Church and there were a number of books mentioned in the Bible that weren’t included in the Bible. I began searching them out and reading them. None disagreed with the Bible — they just expanded on the stories that were in the Bible. Things began to come together.
1 John 5:19“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in the evil one.”
If the whole world is in the hands of the Evil One, then it should be no surprise to anyone that the majority of the Earth’s population is deceived in regard to the message in this series, “Identifying Israel.” Those who are of God are the only exception to this rule for they are in His hands. They may be ignorant of history, as I certainly was, but they want to know the truth regardless of how unpopular it is, for the truth will set us free. Nowhere does the Bible teach us, as the popular song says, “He’s got the whole world in His hands….” For only Israel is “the apple of His eye (Zechariah 2:8).
What if you discovered that everything (well, almost everything) you’ve learned all your life was wrong?
The Bible has a lot of mistranslations that cause a lot of confusion. The Hebrew and Greek translations have a significantly fewer mistranslations that the English translations. But even with the mistranslations, their remains MANY unasked questions; I will just ask three.
This is an article by a pastor who does not know all of the truth--but does a good job on a very serious problem with our people--they don't know that dating is wrong. He wrote this article and put it on his website!--Editor
Dating Verses Courting
By Tom Brown
Joshua Harris wrote a book with a provocative title, "I’ve kissed dating goodbye." You need to kiss dating goodbye. I believe that dating is the world’s way to find a spouse. Many might be wondering, If I don’t date, how am I going to find a spouse?You should find a spouse through courting. Courtship is more of a scriptural way to meet a prospective spouse than dating. What is the difference between dating and courting? Let me say first of all: Don’t get hung up on terms. It is possible to use the word date but not necessarily have the same understanding as my definition. I am giving you my definition of dating. If you say you date but don’t do what I define dating as being, then I feel you are practicing courting, although you might still use the term dating. My definition of dating is that it is a modern game where intimacy is practiced before commitment. It often involves romantic talk, holding hands, kissing, making out, and oftentimes sex. Commitment never proceeds intimacy. The word date comes from the word mate. It doesn’t sound good to tell someone you are mating with Mr. X. You prefer to use the word dating. It sounds so much better, but in reality, dating and mating are sometimes the same. I looked up the word date in my encyclopedia and it said, "see Sex and Teenage." Even my encyclopedia agrees with my definition.