You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free
More importantly, the traditional but unscriptural belief that ‘women are saved through childbearing,’ (1 Tim. 3:15,) and can therefore not minister to the body of Christ, does not fit anywhere in the contextual truth of the New Testament Covenant, which proclaims that every human on earth must be saved through personal faith in, and obedience to the contextual, New Testament Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Jn. 1:12-13; Mt. 7:7-27.)
· Every believer must know that all sincere believers in Christ are children of God through their personal and sincere faith in, and acceptance of Jesus. Paul also wrote, “[Spiritually,] there is neither Hebrew/Jew nor Gentile, [race,] slave nor free, [social status,] male nor female, [gender,] for you are ALL one in Christ Jesus.” (Jn. 1:11-13; Gal. 4:6.)
· Contrary to common teaching, in the context of the New Testament Covenant, it is completely unscriptural to believe that women must submit to all men unreservedly; that God does not call women as pastors, teachers, etcetera, and that the “church” is the “house of God,” (Acts 7:47; 17:24; 1 Cor. 6:18.)
· Thus, we cannot believe that New Testament believers are blessed by paying tithes to a physical replica of the outdated, Old Testament temple system, (Heb. 8:13; Chapters 7-10.) We must simply accept the truth of God’s exegetical, contextual, New Testament Word, which teaches that Jesus “became a curse” on the cross to atone for our state or position of cursedness without God, (Deut. 28:2-14.) Hence, we, (as born again children of God,) could freely “inherit” His entire position or state of blessedness through our personal faith and acceptance of Him, (Deut. 28:15-68,) and so, “inherit,” through our personal faith in Christ, “all the blessings [or the position of blessedness] of the believing Old Abraham?” (Gal. 3:10-14.)
September 2016 Facebook Post in reaction to the following statement, "Bible writers did not know times would change so much. Thus, the Bible was not written for today."
This is was the topic of a discussion between church leaders on the radio. It centred on the "FULL RIGHTS OF GAYS IN THE CHURCH," among other sinful things that have become saintly in our modern world.
Jesus Himself declared in Prov. 30:5, "Every [contextual] word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him." And in Mt. 24:35, " Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My [true] words shall not pass away." 2 Tim. 3:16, "[All Truth, or the entire Bible-Truth in context] is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in godliness."
Concerning the proliferation of evil in these last days, Jesus prophesied clearly, "When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in [Lot and] Noah's day" (Mt. 24:37.) Lu. 18:8, "[because of all the countless false teachings and lukewarm acceptance of sin,] when the Son of Man returns, will He find [true] faith on earth?" In fact, we need nothing more in life and in the whole world, than the truth of God’s entire Word, Who Is Jesus Christ, God Himself. Of course, teachers from the Promise Keepers Movement, such as Angus Buchan, etcetera, sing the same deceptive song as ministers from traditional churches, but in a different way.
Rodney Howard Brown actually states, "Not everything God does in the Bible." To lure people away from God's truth, this church system teaches, "Don't read the Bible, BE the Bible." However, the truth of all this is that God is the Creator of His entire universe, and He is not bound to human time or false philosophies. The Word which He gave to be our light, can never make US into the light, (although they also say they are the light: christs and gods,) We were called to shine God's light as temples of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Being in Christ does not make “us” christs and gods; true believers wonderfully have the God of all gods IN them. Therefore, we can never BE the Word, as the Word is Jesus Christ Himself, and only in Him, every word is true while they are all liars.
We must not believe and do what is not in God's Word; we must believe and do everything that is in the full context of God’s Word. The dangerous deceptions of these teachers seem endless. And all this happens because Christians do not take responsibility for their own spiritual lives, and study the Bible for themselves exegetically and contextually to see if what they are hearing and receiving, is really from God, (1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 4:1-4; Jude 1:20.)
There is no such thing as a 'little' lie and a 'big' lie, because all lies stem directly from the father of all liars. And the only way to escape, withstand, and overcome lies, is to grow in the true knowledge of God’s True Word. The following commandments of Jesus in Lu. 11:9, to “ask, seek, knock [throughout our whole lives here on earth] to receive from God” are Verbs. This means, these are words that show action needs to be taken; we have to DO something to achieve or to get something. And Jesus underwrote these commandments with the following promise, "For everyone who asks, receives. He who seeks, finds. And to him who knocks, it will be opened."
However, He will not open His Kingdom in our hearts or in eternal heaven while we interpret His Word our way. God’s Word is eternal, indestructible, and forever All Truth, as taught by the Holy Spirit Himself, Who came to “lead us into all truth” for as long as we are willing to follow Him, (Jn. 16:13.)
The Bible was written for yesterday, today, and for as long as we are living here on earth.
And as long as we are living here on earth, Jesus, God’s Word, as revealed in the Truth of the Scriptures, will always remain “relevant” to every area of our lives.