I went through school for 12 years.
I did 2 years of college and graduated with an associate degree.
My teachers and professors taught me all they could and since May of 1979, I have been on my own.
Pesach (Passover) begins today at sundown in Israel.
Passover is one of the most important Jewish holy days and deserves our attention.
1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, Continue reading
And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
Does that really mean “all” or “some”?
Does “all” include just past sins? Or does it also include present and future?
Does being forgiven of “all” give us a license to sin more, since “all” those sins are also forgiven? Continue reading
…if he has walked in My statutes and kept My judgments faithfully — He is just; He shall surely live!” says the Lord GOD. Ezek 18:9
I was wrong! Continue reading
Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.
But if a man is just and does what is lawful and right; if he has not eaten on the mountains, nor lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, nor defiled his neighbor’s wife, nor approached a woman during her impurity; if he has not oppressed anyone, but has restored to the debtor his pledge; has robbed no one by violence, but has given his bread to the hungry and covered the naked with clothing; if he has not exacted usury nor taken any increase, but has withdrawn his hand from iniquity and executed true judgment between man and man; if he has walked in My statutes and kept My judgments faithfully — He is just; He shall surely live!” says the Lord GOD. Ezek 18:4-9
I have had a few ministers quote the first part, “the soul who sins shall die”.
It is used as Godly evidence that if a person sins he/she is worthy of death, this I agree with.
But this verse has even been used on Christians that may commit sin, that they, too, are eternally lost and worthy of death.
I don’t see it that way.
I don’t diminish God’s word but after reading the rest of the scripture, I find myself guilty and failing as a Christian.
No one can walk in God’s statues and keep his judgments faithfully.
If I’m wrong, please point this wonderful person out to me.
I’ll tell you what it says to me next time.
I heard someone say the other day, “the devil wants to steal your joy!”
I’ve heard something like that most of my Christian life but this time it burrowed down into my soul and I started thinking about it.
“Why would Satan want to steal my joy? Continue reading