There are several major discrepancies and controversies that are in the different English versions of the Bible that we now have. There are also many stories that are hard to believe, but they are true, nevertheless. But many of the stories can be interpreted in different ways. Most of the details are missing in the Bible.
Sometimes in Scripture there are no sure answers to all the particulars of the story. Some are popularly viewed with a very wrong interpretation. I picked some of the more interesting ones to decipher.
The word Pastor is misused in a lot of Churchianity today, and if we look back in history and in the Bible, we see a totally different picture of what a Pastor is supposed to be than what we see today. Today it is not uncommon for a so-called Pastor to be a very effeminate, weak physically and mentally man, who doesn’t know the Bible, and in many cases the Pastor may even be a woman.
In the First of the book of Psalms, the tone is set for the comparison and contrast of those men who are righteous and those who are wicked. “Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners… 2 But whose delight is in the law of the Lord.” (Ps. 1:1-2a, BBE)
There are many such references to the upright and the evil in the book of Psalms. At first, we may assume that David is simply speaking about good people and bad people. This is true, as David certainly had his share of trouble from his adversaries. However, as we read large amounts of the Psalms, there is a growing sense that David had more in mind than just the morally good and the morally bad. We find there is a racial context revealed.
I was asked about the children of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel about three years ago. I have wondered about this situation for many years and didn't receive any help from most Bible commentators. Very few preachers preached about the subject. I now have the time, so I will attempt to answer these questions. They are very important questions because it questions the LORD’s pure genetics. And any attempt to give an answer is difficult because there are kings in two different kingdoms that have the same name and they ruled at the same time.
“The LORD hath sought Him a man after his own heart”
by Walter Gidding
November 20, 2022
Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 13:10-14.
What was in David’s heart that caused God to have the Prophet Samuel say, “the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart”? This is said once in 1 Samuel 13:15 Why does this stick in many people’s minds? What was in David’s heart that caused God to call him “a man after his own heart”? Why is David the only member of Adam’s Race to be called of God “a man after his own heart”?
My comment: have you noticed that everything in America that is righteous is being abolished? America has forgotten her father, Abraham. This is a key Scripture regarding race.
It is generally understood that the ten tribes of Israel entered Assyrian captivity in various stages, culminating in a three-year siege (began 723 BC) with the capital city of Samaria and its fall in 720 BC. Likewise, that Judah’s Babylonian captivity was completed by 585 BC. The prophecies of the prophets came in Israel’s history. The prophets did not always predict the future; in fact they seldom did. But the prophet was a spokesperson for God (a preacher). The writings of the prophets were directed to God’s people during one of the lowest spiritual and moral times of their history.
The House of Israel and twenty-two cities of the House of Judah were taken captive by the Assyrians. The House of Israel was given a bill of divorcement from Almighty God. This ten-tribe House of Israel wouldn’t be put back into the covenant that God made with their fathers for about 700 years from the time that Ezekiel was shown this vision. By the time they were put back, they had become many nations living in different parts of the world. They had no hope of salvation without the sacrifice and resurrection of their Messiah. There wasn’t one thing that they could do.
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
As we begin our journey into the laws of God, we start with what Paul says,
The book of Esther is the last of the twelve historical books. The author’s name is not mentioned, and neither is the name of God, which has led many to believe it is a spurious book, not belonging within the canon of Scripture. The so-called feast of Purim (named after the city of Pur) has its origin in this book, not the Pentateuch. The hero and heroine of the book bear the names of the chief Babylonian god and goddess: Marduk (Mordecai) and Ishtar (Esther… or Easter). Another point that seems inconsistent, if the book of Esther is genuine, is that Esther, the niece of Mordecai, became the queen of King Ahasuerus because of her great beauty. Though we are not told, it may be assumed that Esther fulfilled the duties of a wife with the Persian King. If this is true, then the mating with a foreign king was gross sin (unless, of course, he was Adamic). No part of Esther was found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Many scholars simply consider the book a novel.
Who Do the Calvinists Say Receives the Promises of the Covenant?
Taken from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
October 2, 2022
Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:24
Replacement Theology is common in Western churches. It teaches that since the Jewswere scattered amongst the nations due to their rejection of God’s way, then the Christian church has replaced national Israel regarding the plan, purpose, and promises of God. I am going to examine part of two articles of two of Calvinist’s great modern-day theologians, R.C. Sproul and Loraine Boettner.
Presented at the September 2022 Annual Homecoming Conference. Audio/video will be added once it's made available.
Scripture Reading: MATTHEW 13:36
Have you ever wondered why the LORD Jesus spoke in parables? One example would be the parable of the “tares of the field.” After speaking this parable, the crowd left and Jesus went into the house. His disciples shortly joined Him and asked for an explanation of the parable. Jesus only gave the interpretation of the parable to His disciples. Why? Because the crowd was not there; they had been sent away.
One of the questions that was asked by His closest followers, was why He spoke in parables. His answer would be astounding and very confusing to the modern-day Judeo-Christian. It would be hard for them to understand. For the Messiah said that it was only His disciples that were granted to know about the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to the crowd it was not granted. What? Jesus said that the multitudes were not given the opportunity to know about the mysteries of the kingdom of God.
Are the words “sex”, “sexual”,and “sexuality”loaded words that are best avoided in polite company?! How many of you here are ready, right now, to avoid these loaded words?There is so much occurring in American social intercourse that constitutes perverse “in your face” provocation, it resembles assault by legion!