Ghost Story

There sure are a lot of T.V. shows about ghosts. Are they for real? If you ever see one or feel one is around, do you think it’s someone you might know? Some believe that is so, but if you check the Bible, you might be surprised. The Bible mentions death and being dead and to bury the dead. It never says when you are dead you wonder the earth as a spirit. The Bible even warns not to communicate with the dead or even try. When you ask questions about your loved ones that are dead, you might get answers that are true. That does not mean they are a ghost or other ghosts are speaking on their behalf. It means you are speaking to fallen angels or demons.

If you could truly talk to a dead loved one, the Bible would be lying when it talks about the Resurrection, the dead are brought back to life to be judged. Why would you have to bring a ghost back to life? Some may be convinced they know a ghost, demons are fantastic impersonators. The relationship starts out thrilling and comforting but always turns out bad. These demons are all male but can pretend to be female. They know us and their job is to keep us far from God’s truth. They’re doing a great job so far. If you believe in a ghost, you can’t get close to God until you squash that false belief.

Letters from Paul

God’s truth little by little

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Truth?

You need the truth from the Bible to know God. When Jesus was here, he never told anyone to worship him, he gave all honor to God the Father. Jesus is the Word of God in the Old Testament. He spoke to Adam and Eve. He cursed the serpent for deceiving Eve, and he spoke to Cain. Moses was very special. To Moses he gave the Ten Commandments written in stone with his finger for the good of man. To all who keep his commandments is a promise of his protection and his blessings. Many say now we do not have to obey all of the commandments. Why? Are they bad or hard to keep? This is what I mean about the truth. Most churches do not teach what is in the Bible. The organized way it’s done has roots from before Christ. When Jesus gave a sermon you heard the truth and without a collection plate passed around. If you were hungry some fish and bread might be provided. If you were sick or crippled you would be healed! I’m telling you this because there is so much more to God’s love. Read the Book of Matthew for starters and you might get a glimpse of something new.

Does your church preach this?
“You don’t have to obey all the commandments or remember the Sabbath to be saved.” Sounds like the serpent to me. Learn the truth.

Letters from Paul
God’s truth little by little

The 10 Commandments

The 10 Commandments are called the commandments throughout the Bible. God need not clarify, he wrote them in stone with his own finger. That’s pretty clear to me. Why do many say there is only 2 or 3? It’s what they are taught from another source. I wanted to know for sure so I went to the source, The Holy Bible;

Deuteronomy 4:40
Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
Deuteronomy 4:39-41 (in Context) Deuteronomy 4 (Whole Chapter)

Psalm 119:6
Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Psalm 119:5-7 (in Context) Psalm 119 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 15:9
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Matthew 15:8-10 (in Context) Matthew 15 (Whole Chapter)

John 14:15
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:14-16 (in Context) John 14 (Whole Chapter)

Many tell me I don’t have to keep them. I don’t mind, that’s what they were taught. I’m not telling anything, I want to show you. I’m sure that’s what Jesus means in his parables:

Matthew 25:15
And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
Matthew 25:14-16 (in Context) Matthew 25 (Whole Chapter)

I sincerely pray that all seek the truth about God in the Bible.

Letters from Paul

1 John 5

King James Version (KJV)

5 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.

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Luke 16:17

King James Version (KJV)

17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

“Probably 90 percent of the American people believe in the Ten Commandments and 85 percent couldn’t tell you what the ten are.”

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia MSNBC

Grace?

Are we saved by grace and that’s it? When people try to save my soul on the street. I’ll mention obeying The Ten Commandments, then they sternly try to convince me I’m saved by grace and not by works. The Bible says that but it’s taught out of text. Yes, we are saved by grace, no doubt. The wages of sin is death. We have all earned death with our sins. The grace comes in when you confess your sins to God and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. All your past sins are forgiven forever. This is the part no one teaches. You’re supposed to repent of your past sins. In church, no one ever gets to the basic truth of what that means. It means to stop sinning! I know, easier said than done. It’s a process as you seek and grow as a new believer to brake the habit of sinning. You are still going to sin, and when you die and are resurrected, you will be held accountable for the sins you have not repented of.

What is sin? Ask this question at your traditional Christian church and get many answers. There is only one. You must obey The Ten Commandments! That one hurts, so most just don’t teach it. The test Commandment is the 4th one. To most, it doesn’t make sense so they forget about it and never mention it. “Exodus 20:8 8 Remember (K)the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 (L)Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it (M)you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who [e]stays with you. 11 (N)For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.” Every time I ask at church why not the Sabbath, they use lots of long explanations and claim we don’t have to. Why would Jesus/The Word, write that with his own finger in stone and then try to convince you to forget about it? He didn’t, if you love God you will obey his commandments, not just nine, or eight, or two, but all ten! Prove it for yourself in your Bible.

Letters from Paul

Christian?

What is a Christian? These days it seems people just have to think they know Jesus and they are going to Heaven when they die. How many people truly know Jesus? Are you like most people that believe his most sacred holiday is his birthday? Do you think your past on loved ones are with Jesus, or are they spirits now watching over you? Do you read your Bible, or are you content to let someone else tell you what it says? Sadly, a lot of things told about Jesus are false. It’s your salvation; you can even listen to the Bible online anytime. Did Darwin strike the final blow and sway the world into believing in evolution? How sad is that? It is so easy to see nothing just happens. Apes were always apes, monkeys were always monkeys, and man has always been a man in the likeness of his Creator. If one is so inclined to open their own Bible, one finds that someone is telling lies. It’s not God. God only tells the truth, his Holy Bible is full of wisdom and truth the world knows nothing about.

If the Bible tells only the truth and warns to not add anything to it, why so many Christian churches? Most leaders of Christian churches are taught to teach what they teach at a school of doctrines. The focus is on a message geared to soothe and save your soul. They all tell some truth, but then they lead you to a place contrary to what you will learn reading your own Bible. Most truly enjoy this warm fuzzy tell you what you want to hear sermon.  It’s clear to see the truth hurts people’s ears. It is the most rebelled against aspect of the Bible. There is a Biblical explanation for this.  (Matthew 13:15). If you want to be confused, or brainwashed, keep attending your traditional Christian church. Please, read for yourself what God says to the churches of these end times in the book Revelation. A happy, singing church that’s so fun to attend just might be in for a huge surprise.

About going to Heaven, you hear it all the time. Don’t you want to go to Heaven my friend? Find the part where you die and go to Heaven in the Bible. Why do people say that then? They believe what they’ve been taught by someone they trusted, a person that was supposed to know the truth in the Bible. They might, but that’s not what they teach. It’s a personal journey to seek your Creator. Don’t you want to know for sure? Some or many think their dead loved ones are in Heaven or still close by in spirit. Try finding evidence in your Bible to back that information up. The Bible’s teaching is that the dead know nothing. The dead are at rest until they are resurrected, some to live with Jesus in the Kingdom of God for a thousand years, others to … well, it’s in your Bible if you care to know, read it! All of this valuable information is found throughout your Bible and in Revelation 20.  It’s easy to see why so many are confused when they read the Bible, it never jives with what they hear.  It’s so easy to end the confusion, just start reading. When you come to a part you don’t understand, look up the key words online.  It’s a journey. Will it take long? Only the rest of your life, but it’s worth it. To seek and learn every single thing you can possibly know about God, is why you are here. Everything else is chasing after wind.

God’s Truth Little by Little: a letter to family and friends of Paul.

28 March 2012