What Pattern Christians Should Conform To
“Cursed is the man who leads the blind astray on the road.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 John 5:3
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.
2 Timothy 3:
14But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Msamudio, you keep on inserting your link in this blog, but then again, you haven’t answered, by way of biblical truth, why you inserted the word “alone” in your creed, for example, “faith alone saves”.
Sola fide = By Faith Alone
You are adding this word “alone” which even in context does not say that faith alone saves! And how come you need to explain several chapters and verses of the Holy Bible if you really hold on to that belief?
2 Peter 2:
12But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
13They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you. 14With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable; they are experts in greed—an accursed brood!
15They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness. 16But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—a beast without speech—who spoke with a man’s voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
17These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. 18For they mouth empty, boastful words and, by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful human nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error.
19They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.
20If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 21It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 22Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,”[f]and, “A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing in the mud.”
You are depraved of knowledge and understanding and here you insist of what you know. You have a complete disregard of what of the bible says in context and in spirit as obviously shown from your posts. You pick up verses and explain it using your human ideas even if the explanation is found on the verse itself or the next verse. Would that mean, Msamudio, that you do not really know what you were doing, or your teachers, when they came up with your man-made creeds?
1 Timothy 1:7
They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
(which all refer to things destined to perish with use)–in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?
Are you not comfortable on your creed, “faith alone” for your ” salvation”, Msamudio? If you really hold on to your man-made creed/teaching, is it not that your creed “Christ Alone” enough for your church to be saved?
1 Corinthians 4:6
Now, brothers, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “Do not go beyond what is written.” Then you will not take pride in one man over against another.
Why do you keep on writing several posts, then? Why don’t you just cut and paste the sidebar of your blog that says all about “faith alone” instead of cutting and pasting the teachings of different historical person? That is the point, you found the need to explain the basis of your human ideas and for that, you continuously are deviating from the truth; consequently, adulterating the Holy Scripture.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
You know very well that we need faith, hope and love for our salvation. And the greatest of these three is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Thus, your creed are nothing but false teachings that results to false hope! It has repercussion, it is a precedent to hypocrisy, like that of the belief of “once saved always saved”!
Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.
You cannot place yourself in a war with just faith; more so, with the wrong faith in the spiritual war.
1 Thessalonians 5:8
But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
Satan does that, he has the wrong faith, he has the false hope, and no love.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
But should you continue to preach other gospels coming from your imagination, The Church of God is here to cast down your imaginations.
2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
The Church of God is holding on to the truth, the gospel, the teachings of Jesus Christ.
” If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.
It is in the teachings that false teachers are caught lying and deceiving people, like that of written by C. S. Lewis and those who believe in his work: who thought that they were directed by God.
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
Imagine how many people you have decieved? How many people alive and dead, both deceived; and being deceived?
1 Corinthians 14:26
What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation Let all things be done for edification.
But enough is enough, The Church of God mentioned in the Holy Bible has given birth to members, those who cleaved to the “good”: we are here to proclaim God, reading the gospel to people: not the other gospels that came out from the imaginations of people who knows nothing, but The Gospel of God with all wisdom.
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
Please read the verse below if you can read the underlying message for the false preachers: Pay close attention to your false teaching because if you continue to preach this, this will ensure your eternal damnation and those who hears you.
1 Timothy 4:16
Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
By hearing the original doctrines, you will understand.
holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
Msamudio, you know very well too that the blind that leads the blind, will both fall into the ditch.
He also told them this parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?
Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”
Even the blind that lead is accursed, the first verse above tells it all. Leave the blind leaders if you are a follower.
Seek and you shall find. If there is someone out there who was formerly blind but now can see, will he not talk about what he experienced? Will he not tell about what he heard? Will he not spoke of that person who opened his eyes to see the truth in the Holy Bible? Indeed, there is someone there who is not blind of the teachings, let us ask him of the teachings to avoid the pit.
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf.
I enjoin you to hear the biblical doctrines in the Member, Church of God, International, a group that cleaved to the Church of God of the Holy Bible!
34 Then Peter began to speak. “I now realize how true it is that God treats everyone the same,” he said.
35 “He accepts people from every nation. He accepts all who have respect for him and do what is right.
36 “You know the message God sent to the people of Israel. It is the good news of peace through Jesus Christ. He is Lord of all.
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
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Galatians 6:6Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
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Anyone who is among the living has hope —even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
Galatians 6:6Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
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His work and manner of preaching fits another prophecy:
Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Though I am nothing, even the lowest and weakest part of the Church of God, let me give you some more verses of the Holy Bible. Jesus said in Luke 21:32-36,
I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.
For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.
Discernment is very important to be wise:
26 I said I would scatter them
and blot out their memory from mankind,
27 but I dreaded the taunt of the enemy,
lest the adversary misunderstand
and say, ‘Our hand has triumphed;
the LORD has not done all this.’ “
28 They are a nation without sense,
there is no discernment in them.
29 If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!
30 How could one man chase a thousand,
or two put ten thousand to flight,
unless their Rock had sold them,
unless the LORD had given them up?
31 For their rock is not like our Rock,
as even our enemies concede.
1 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.”
”No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.”
3 But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. 4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”
9 “Get out of our way,” they replied. And they said, “This fellow came here as an alien, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.
10 But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door. 11 Then they struck the men who were at the door of the house, young and old, with blindness so that they could not find the door.
12 The two men said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here—sons-in-law, sons or daughters, or anyone else in the city who belongs to you? Get them out of here, 13 because we are going to destroy this place. The outcry to the LORD against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.”
21 He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. 22 But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.” (That is why the town was called Zoar. [f] ) 23 By the time Lot reached Zoar, the sun had risen over the land. 24 Then the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the LORD out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt. 29 So when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham, and he brought Lot out of the catastrophe that overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 John 4:10
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
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