ONE DOCTRINE, THE WORD
We have so many different doctrines in the world today, but what I do not understand is how so many of us can use the same Bible and come up with so many different understandings. Well, in a way, I do. It is because we are just reading and not studying and searching out the Scriptures and most of all, we are not praying and asking God to reveal his truth. We can see by this letter to the saints and faithful that Paul is giving us instructions on how to become a perfect man. Don't overlook the word unity.
A friend of mine and I met with a promoter a few days ago, concerning the play. While we were at the meeting two more people joined our conversation. I was explaining to them how the play was about unity. I said, 'the Scripture says that Jesus hair and head were white.' One person looked at me like I was crazy and another one said, 'what?' I am not sure, but I believe that I shared with them the vision that Daniel saw in 10:6. Somewhere during the conversation we became involved in a debate about how we are being oppressed and about how the Bible was written to oppress a certain group of people.
One of those people involved our discussion made a comment, saying that the only ones following the Bible were those in church. I did not say anything, because I hope he is right. The church should be the pillar and ground of the truth. He did not say this, but I do believe the Bible is only allowed in the jails and prisons in order to keep those who are incarcerated under control. Man knows without some spiritual guidance, their job would be twice as hard. This is why some of our adults and children are out of control, if we cannot teach spiritual and moral virtues in the schools, then we must teach it where it should begin, in the homes and in the churches.
I have heard that religion was removed from our schools systems because there are so many different doctrines. A recommendation, to solve this issue, would be, to get one righteous and faithful minister that believes Jesus is the Son of God from every man called denomination and let them come together and decide what can be taught from the scriptures in the schools. I believe, if they have these principles and qualities, that they will find that they have a lot in common. If they do not know what to teach, or where to start teaching, God even tells us this. There is no way any of these principles could hurt anyone. But they could very well be a blessing to us all.
Any rules or regulations created by man, can be broken. If this is agreed upon, we may start with the book of Deuteronomy chapter 5:6 and chapter 20 of Exodus, cross reference them with Matthew chapter 5 and 22, followed by Mark chapter 10. Make sure that we teach the book of Proverbs and cross reference it with all the above and Revelation which tells us who shall be blessed and who shall be damned.
If we teach The Ten Commandments, then just maybe, we can stop some of the crime, the hatred and do better at helping our children live a long loving and caring life. We need to teach that there is one God for all mankind. If we teach, God said, Thou shalt have no other gods before me: Will we hurt anyone? If we teach that there is only one true God, who is in heaven and that you can only see him through his Word and feel him in your heart through the spirit: just maybe we will not have adults and children bowing down to anyone or anything with power such as drugs, alcohol, cults, etc. If we teach, honor you father and mother: Will we hurt anyone? Maybe there would not be so many heartaches, expired and fruitless children. If we teach, thou shalt not kill: Will we hurt anyone? Maybe we would not have as many children killing each other at the drop of a hat and not even blinking an eye. If we teach, thou shalt not commit adultery: Will we hurt anyone? Maybe we would not have so many marriages falling apart, divorces, unfaithfulness among Christians and ministers that think it is OK to commit these acts, not to mention adversities that come from committing adultery. If we teach, thou shalt not steal: Will we hurt anyone? Just maybe someone's son or daughter would be alive or at home today and maybe we would not have so many so called respectful people falling today. If we teach, thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour: Will we hurt anyone? Just maybe, we would not lie to make ourselves look better and know that the truth will set us free.
Once you lie, you are afraid that someone will find out, therefore you are not free. If you tell the truth, you can never make the truth into a lie. If we teach, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife, or any thing that is your neighbors. Will we hurt anyone? Just maybe, we would have faith in God and not in man. God will supply all our needs. If it is a mate we desire, we do not need another man's headache, we can have one of our own if we just pray, trust and believe.
Anyway, this man was blaming a group of people for all his pain. I say, pain, because anytime someone has hate in their hearts, there is pain. As the discussion progressed others stopped to listen as we spoke, it was, let me tell you, four to one. I was standing all alone, but God was with me. My friend also seemed to agree with them most of the time. One of the participant asked, 'do you know who wrote the King James version of the Bible, and do you know who and what he was?' I said, it doesn't matter who he was. I guess he was converted because the same King James version reads 'none of these shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.' He pressed, 'do you know where the kingdom is?' I knew what he was referring to and answered 'the kingdom of God is in you,' like so many of us we stop reading before we get the entire message and understanding. I said 'there is the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven, and the everlasting kingdom.' He said that 'there is no other kingdom. Where do you think you are going, the kingdom is right here.' We will expound on this subject later.
We can see how many of us are being deceived and blinded. Satan can deceive and blind you only if you allow him to.
My friend and also a girlfriend of mine made that same statement a few times. I believe my friend began getting confused spiritually when he went to hear a scientist version of the Bible. He started believing that there is no life after death and there is no heaven or hell, our heaven and hell is here on earth and we are living it right now. There is nothing in the Holy Scriptures to support this belief.
One of the men, went on to say 'you are oppressed. I do not dislike all of them, you tell me I am suppose to love somebody when they try to hurt me and my family?' I said, 'I never said you should not protect yourself and your family.' What I did say was, Jesus said, if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive you; Mark 11:26.' I said, 'Jesus never gave us an excuse to hate.'
There is no justification for this type of behavior. Jesus never said thou shalt, or thou shall or thou should hate, he gave no commandments to hate. Jesus says, vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, and again, 'The Lord shall judge his people it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God;Hebrew 10:30.' Going all the way back to Genesis where the Lord states whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.
I told this man 'this is only reversed discrimination' and one in the group said, 'there you go with that, I don't have the power to discriminate.' 'Well,' I said, 'we do have the power. It is a matter of choice. It takes power to hate and power to love. Jesus says, the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.' One went on to say that the Bible was used to keep a group of people under control. I asked him a question, 'have you ever read anything in the Bible that tells you to love one