Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Poisonous Fruit Of the Flesh, Variance

Variance



First thing you need to realize is this. God is the same yesterday, today , and forever. His word does not change. Just like if you were to touch the Hot Stove then, you would have gotten burned, if you touch the Hot Stove now, you will get burned. Sin is STILL Sin, Good is still Good. God is still God, and His Word is still His Word.

It does not matter who you are. Where you are from. What you do for a living. It does not matter what Man-Made Traditions you follow called Religion. Have you ever wondered why there ARE so many Religions?

It really is simple. Mankind NEEDS something to believe in. However, if they are in a Religion where something comes up, that they do not accept, they may go and start their own version or denomination, of that Religion, or start a whole other one. Look at Acts 4 They admonished Peter and those with them to stop teaching the Name Jesus They had no problem with them teaching God. They did not tell them to stop. They commanded them to stop using the name Jesus. Many Religions today are the same way. They are not evil. They do a lot of good in the world. They can lead you right up to the Gate of Heaven. But they do not have the key.
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." {Acts 4:12}
Variance is a difference that produces dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel. Or, A disagreement or difference between two parts of the same legal proceeding, which, to be effectual, ought to agree, -- as between the writ and the declaration, or between the allegation and the proof.

The Family of God is suppose to be unified and "Of one mind"
"If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." {Philippians 2:1-4}
What mind?
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."{Philippians 2:5-11}
Paul issues this Warning...
"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." {Galatians 1:8}
What did Jesus himself say about Religion? Some Religions have strict dogmas. Rules, regulations, and "Laws" that one must follow to be a good "Insert name here."
"Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition."{Matthew 15:1-6}
Religion is one of those things that Man has created. The sad truth is this. I could create my own Religion. I could use God. I could quote the Word. I could convince you that I am the only way to Heaven. That if you follow me, you will be blessed with eternal life and many blessings here in this time. I could call it Carlockism. Many would follow me if I SOUND right. If I am charismatic enough, I will have a bunch of Carlockians running around when I die. In time, some may decide that they do not agree with all my teaching, but they do agree with others, so they break off and form their own Religion. They are the Petetites. In time, the PCs, Petetites, Carlockians, Petcarians, the, Carpetians, are all running around. Problem is? I did all this minus one thing. I never mentioned the name Jesus the Christ.

Any Religion that does not have the Key, Jesus. Any Religion that does not have the Door, Jesus. Any Religion that does not have the Way, Truth, and Life, Jesus. Is a False Religion. Religion for Religion Sake is both pointless and dangerous.

It can make you FEEL Holy. It can SEEM Right. It can be used as a Social Management Tool. But there is no Salvation attached to it. God is not the Author of Confusion. He did not make His Way hard. But simple for all to find it. There is ONE God. There is ONE Way, Truth, Life. Jesus. There is ONE way to Salvation. Jesus. Anything else is a lie. Anything else is confusion. Anything else is a waste.

Remember Jesus was talking to the Priests and Rulers of the Synagogues, The Religious folks, when He made this statement...
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." {Matthew 7:21-23}
That has to be one of the scariest passages in the Word. Because if you hear that from Jesus, you are done. There is no turning back. No do overs. Nothing. It's over. You can be as religious as you want. You can follow the rules and regulations of your Religion to the T. You can receive great admiration by man. You can be appointed into positions of power and authority by man. But? What does God think? Does HE know you? Do you know HIM? Are you REALLY doing His Will? Do you have the Key, that IS Jesus?

You see. Once your "Religion" starts "Evolving, or "Changing with the times," this is when Variance starts creeping in and causing division and disruption, in what is a NEVER CHANGING, SOUND Doctrine, of God and His Will and His Way. Homosexuality is still Sin. Abortion is still Murder. There is still no other way than Jesus to get to Heaven. Lock Variance outside the door. Do what you know to be true..

Do you know Jesus as your Savior? Have you been adopted into the Family of God? If not, say this Prayer. Right now. Wherever you may be. Say it in your own words, and do not doubt in your heart. God will hear you. He will send the Spirit of Life to you. Let us Pray..

"Oh heavenly Father, Lord God. I am a sinner. I know this. I know there is nothing I can do to change that. But I know you can. I accept Jesus's sacrifice for me. I repent my sins. Please send the Spirit of Adoption into my life. Help me to get to know the real you. Save me. Please. In the name of Jesus, Amen!"

That's it. It really is that simple. Now go tell someone what you have just done. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." {Romans 10:9} You need to find a Church that God leads you to, and be Baptized the way Jesus said to be. You are now a Child of God. A new Creature. You "have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him." {Colossians 3:10}

If you want to tell me, or comment, question, give testimonials, or just say "Hi," the Email is opntalk@gmail.com

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. {2 Corinthians 13}

Until next time, be Blessed, be a Blessing, and Jesus IS Lord..

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