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Foundation - Part 2

 
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The Worst Decision I Ever Made With Respect to Eternity.  How Jesus Got Me Out Of It and What I Learned Along The Way

by Walt Giddings

June 28, 2020

The last time we met on the topic, Foundation. I testified that in my sophomore year in junior college, October 1964, I watched the movie Inherit the Wind, starring Spencer Tracy, Frederick March, and Gene Kelly. Because of Inherit the Wind I decided the Bible was a beautiful book of fables, for which I was not responsible, for which I had no accountability.

From the age of nineteen in October 1964 to the age of thirty seven July 1982, I wallowed in doing things every way but God’s way. Isolated at the house I was losing, I decided to read this book I bought a year ago, Miracle on Main Street by Tupper Saussy. On page ten it quotes Deuteronomy 25: 13-15. When I finished, I went back to page ten and read again the Bible verses. I now understood a Scripture from the Bible that had been a closed Book to me. If I had understood that Scripture I would have been a wiser steward of the household dominion. The thought occurred to me, what else is in The Bible?

Psalms 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

God was teaching me, a sinner, and I was not worth the powder to blow me to kingdom come! Tis mercy all!

Foundation - Part 1

 
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The Worst Decision I Ever Made With Respect to Eternity.  How Jesus Got Me Out Of It and What I Learned Along The Way

by Walt Giddings

May 17, 2020

Greetings Kindred. We are on a first name basis here. My name is Walter. I am not your teacher. The Holy Spirit is your Real Teacher. As my classmates in God’s classroom You will do the work with me. In the Liberty granted me on this occasion I ask the able bodied brethren to join me in Proverbs.

Proverbs 13:13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Although I see the power of testimony in the lives of my brethren, I remain a bit of a sceptic with respect to autobiography. Second, the axiom that the pastors of a local body are by the Holy Spirit best endowed in Christ to see the church in its most immediate spiritual need, needs no explanation. Since I see that these two axioms, the power of testimony and the endowment of pastors, are not mutually exclusive, you get to watch me struggle to strike a balance.

Bible Biology - Part 8

 
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By Walt Giddings

April 26,2020

​Greetings kindred and fellow sheep. We are on a first name basis here. My name is Walter. My presence in the pulpit indicates I am your Pedagogue. My role is to lead you to our real Teacher, the Master, Jesus Christ. As a direct lineal descendant of Adam in the flesh of Abraham I possess no power of conviction. The jurisdiction or authority to work that kind of dynamite power within us belongs only to the Holy Spirit whose name is Jesus Christ.

Do we have blessed assurance that asking ourselves three questions and sharing the Scriptures will be fruitful? Is Church hard? Christ said in Matthew (18:20) “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” With the Master present how can the words of the end-time prophet Isaiah fail? So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

Here is a second witness to the blessed assurance that God’s word will prosper whereto he sends it. Jeremiah 23 has a detailed indictment against the under shepherds that “destroy and scatter the sheep.”

But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. Jeremiah 23:22

Bible Biology - Part 7

 
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JESUS' DEATH:  THE DYING OF THE LORD JESUS

By Walt Giddings

March 29, 2020

Scripture Reaading:  2 Corinthians 4:10  Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

What does “always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus” mean? How do we do that? What Scriptures witness to us how to always bear about in the body “the dying of the Lord Jesus?” Did Paul explain it to the Corinthians earlier?

What was Paul’s fixed purpose? 1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

What Scriptures mention the Lord’s death? 1 Corinthians 11:26: For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

How easy is it to “shew the Lord’s death” if we are ignorant concerning “bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus”? What if we are ignorant of the manner of His Death?

Bible Biology - Part 6

 
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by Walt Giddings

February 9, 2020

Greetings kindred and fellow sheep. You are my classmates in God’s Classroom. Shall we hearken to and heed the Real Teacher, The Master, Jesus Christ?

Scripture Reading: Matthew 7:6  Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again, and rend you.

What does rend mean? Who or what are the Dogs? Swine?

Is Wisdom the issue here? What action is the wisest to take? Should we hearken to and heed the Master? What is the name of the Book of Wisdom? What constitutes Wisdom?

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Bible Biology - Part 5

 
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by Walt Giddings

Greetings kindred. We are on a first name basis here. My name is Walter. I am your pedagogue whose mission is to lead you to the Real Teacher. Is one of the marks of a Christian his capacity to see the invisible? Is this strange to an unbelieving world? Direct from Romans 1:20 we have this blessed assurance. “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made.” This fifth Bible Biology lesson may be the most invisible.

Scripture Reading:  Genesis 1:26-28

v. 28: The dominion covenant, we recall, received a major interruption in Genesis chapter three: Adam fell. Heaven and earth separated, losing oneness. Adam became a prisoner of time, fell into the image of the earthy, becoming mortal, his eyes now holden, an invisible realm no longer visible to him. Without divine intervention Adam can no longer see into what is now invisible to him. This presents in this lesson some difficulty.

vv. 26-27: We have two words, both mentioned three times. The first is God. The second is our lesson title : Image. These two verses emphasize the creation of Adam “in the image of God.” (v 26) “after our likeness.” Where is the likeness? Was Adam also created “in the likeness of God?” (Genesis 5:1). Here in verse one, God’s infallible Word, our question is answered. “In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him.” Why does God wait to tell us that “He created to make” His son Adam in his own likeness?

Why are we told all the way over in chapter five? There is a reason.

Bible Biology - Part 4

 
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GOD'S VIEW ON THE HOUSE FOR THE SPIRIT AND THE SOUL

By Walt Giddings

December 15, 2019

Scripture Reading: Romans 1:20

In Lesson three we asked ourselves some questions. Is one of the marks of a Christian his ability to see the invisible? If we understand “the things that are made”, our bodies, the houses for our spirits and souls, are we understanding the invisible things of Him?

In Lesson 3 we asked, Does the Bible mention Nerves, the cells of the body’s master communication system? Believing Romans 1:20 we trusted we could see the invisible by understanding the things that are made: nerve cells. We asked, How is nerve tissue structured to time messages out to all parts of the body and back again in a cycle?

Bearing His Reproach

 
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by Pastor Everett Ramsey, DD

December 8, 2019

Scripture Reading:  I Timothy 4:10

Testimony of the Power of Prayer

  • Prayer request for Pastor McCurry, who is reportedly now in hospice.  Samples of Pastor McCurry's newsletters are on our website:  Wake Up Herald
  • Brief discussion of imprecatory prayer
  • Several examples given of the power of prayer

Our people are in mortal danger

Many people hate God and His people. There were peoples here before Adam. There has been a battle between pre-Adamites and Adamites since God created Adam and that battle continues today, because they know and are resistant to our dominion mandate.  God's people are White and bright, in His image.  We have a body, soul and spirit.

Bible Biology - Part 3

 
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by Walt Giddings

November 17, 2019

Scripture Reading:  I Corinthians 4:15

Greetings kindred. We are on a first name basis here. My name is Walter. The Holy Spirit is our real Teacher. If Jesus Christ is our Real Teacher, what, then, is my role in His Classroom today?

The King James English word “instructers” is translated from the Greek word “paidagogos”{paheedag-ogos], from which we obtain our English word “pedagogue”. May I read you the explanation for this Greek word “paidagogos”?

A servant whose office it was to take the children to school. By implication [figuratively] a tutor. Strong’s Greek Dictionary. Is my role in the Master’s classroom to lead you to The Real Teacher?

How many here attended both Bible Biology Lessons I and II? How many here attended neither? Those of you who attended either one or both know I bring an interesting background. Seven years after graduation from chiropractic college, I chose to reexamine all four years of four thousand six hundred twenty hours of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, lab analysis, diagnosis, and clinical work using The Bible as my road map, template, and “light unto my path”. These lessons are the result of that ongoing choice.

Trust and Obey

 
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by Pastor Brian Jones

September 30, 2018

Scripture Reading:  Psalms 115:9-18

The more you trust God, the easier it will be to obey Him.  The following scriptures were discussed and are recommended for a bible study.

Proverbs 15:3  You can't hide from God.  Our God is loving and forgiving.

Jeremiah 7:21-23  God led His children out of Egypt. His command was that they love and obey Him.

Jeremiah 7:24-28  Israel did not listen and obey.  They did not love the truth.  It happened then and it is happening now.

Why Do We Suffer?

 
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by William Finck

August 26, 2018

Scripture Reading: Psalm 44:19-23:

Being here [at FGCP] in March after the death of Pastor Mark Downey, and now passing through again after the burial of Clifton Emahiser, I thought I should seek to offer our community some encouragement.

Disaster and Death: Why Do We Suffer?

This is a broad topic. I won't ever be able to discuss every detail. But Yahweh willing, here we will hit on the important aspects. Perhaps anyone who hears this will stop blaming God for our woes.

In modern times when we have floods and drought, when we have pestilence and disease, very few people who are affected by these things ever even consider what manner of sin they have committed, or what manner of sin they have allowed to exist in their communities, that they should suffer such things. But as our ancient ancestors believed, when such calamities befall us, they are clearly punishments from Yahweh our God. The proof that such a concept was prevalent even in relatively recent times is found in the very origin of the word that is used to describe such calamities, which is crisis. In English, a crisis is a time of danger or trouble. But in Greek the word is decision or judgment, and in our Scriptures it describes the judgment of God. While modern secularized dictionaries attempt to obfuscate this connection, it is the true origin of the modern English use of the word.

The Will of God is the Word of God

 
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by Pastor Brian Jones

April 1, 2017

Scripture Reading:  Mathew 13:10-17

The following scriptures were discussed and are recommended for a bible study.

  • James 1:22-25
  • Malachi 3:6-7, 16-18
  • Romans 2:13-15
  • Isaiah 66:1-2, 5, 15-17, 22-24
  • James 2:17-23
  • Acts 13:22-30
  • I Peter 2:5-10
  • Galatians 4:16
  • Proverbs 8:13
  • Proverbs 6:16-19
  • Philippians 2:12-16
  • Matthew 10:32-38
  • John 3:18-21
  • I Corinthians 13:1-3
  • Mark 14:32-36
  • John 18:11

The Church and The Kingdom

 
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by Dr. Everett Ramsay

November 5, 2017

Scripture Reading: Matthew 16:13-19

We all agree...

  • According to the Septuagint, God created Nephesh/man in Genesis 1
    • Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make (create) man(nephesh) ............
  • God formed white Spirit/Adam/Man in Genesis 2
    • Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man (Adam) of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath (spirit) of life; and man became a living (spirit) soul.

Bible about That Adam

  • Genesis 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
  • Bible about Adam's descendants: Seth to Noah to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Israel

God made an exclusive covenant with Israel and no one else, no other race

Love Not the World

 
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by Pastor Brian Jones

October 1, 2017

Scripture Reading:  Psalms 7:8-11

God is truth and His truth is forever and never changes.  His truth is for the people that He chose. You must be willing to receive the spirit of truth.

The following scriptures were discussed and are highly recommended for a bible study.

  • 1 John 2:15-16  Love not the world.  Lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life is not from the Father, but from the world
  • Romans 12:1-3  Change your way of thinking.  Be a humble servant.  Cleanse yourself of the garbage the world feeds us.
  • Romans 12:19-21  This verse has a second witness: Leviticus 19:18.  This has to do with a brethren, not the enemies of God and our people.  We are not to serve the enemies of God.
  • Ephesians 5:21-26   Change your way of thinking.
  • Colossians 3:1-10  Kill the Old Man!  The old man is the spiritual condition of a worldly man.
  • Colossians 3:15 How we should treat our family
  • James 1:1-8   Tribulation works patience.  Count it all joy.  it's something that God has to do.  The world watches how we endure hard times.
  • James 1:12-15  When you get tempted, you either get better or bitter. The world wants you bitter.  God needs better and stronger Christians.  You will be blessed.

I Don't Have Time

 
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by Pastor Brian Jones

April 16, 2017

Scripture Reading:  Ecclesiates 3:1-8

A message of inspiration to you to give God your time and to study the Scriptures.

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