Thursday, January 18, 2018


Paul tells us that there is so much evidence that our Father God in Heaven exists that "man is without excuse."  Enjoy and be blessed.  BTW, almost every atheist I've spoken to claims to believe in the afterlife.  Very few think we just cease to exist.  God bless and love in Christ Jesus.

There is so much evidence that God exists just by the number 7, that it is dumbfounding that people don't believe in Him or the Bible.  They say they believe in an Intelligent Designer and that's a start but it falls short.  He did write us a very reliable and infallible book!

First Corinthians 15:1-11
Ephesians 2:8-9
John 3:16-17
Acts 8:37



We gotta be vertical to walk but...

There are days when I would just rather be like this...

God Bless and Shalom!


The past two days have been so blessed and I just want to share how awesome our Father in Heaven, YHWY, truly is.  He is merciful, compassionate, and bestows on His children wonderful gifts.  He is always faithful to supply our needs but He gives us things we want for His pleasure.  

First of all, you know my beloved min pin, Coqi, passed away about 6 months ago.  At that time, I did not think it wise to get a new dog right away.  My husband insisted he did not ever want another dog and for a while, that was okay.  However, lately I'd been thinking of getting one but I don't buy dogs but I would rescue one.  God had other plans and I admit I lied to and manipulated my husband when I was offered an 8 week old chihuahua.  Our dog, Cooper, is a Pomchi, a designer breed now that can be registered and the puppies sell for $1500 and up.  Now, we didn't pay a dime but wouldn't take a million for him now.  I don't have any pictures of him on my computer but this one I found on Google looks almost identical to my Coop!

However, the one below of my new puppy is really her.  My husband took it last night.  He was very insistent on only having one dog so when out of the blue, I called a friend and come to find out he was looking for a good home for my new fur baby.  I knew if I asked David, he'd say no so I sinned and told him I was pet sitting for a few months.  The fact is, we've played this game before when I wanted a dog and he said no, he always fell in love with them within 10 minutes.  I knew he would this time too but I thought it would take at least a few weeks or a month as chihuahuas are not on his list of favorite dogs.  Well, the minute he saw her, he held her and it was love from then on.  I confessed that I lied to him and manipulated him but he said he already knew that, he just wanted me to confess it.  Her full name is Suzanne Nicole "Biscuit" Alexander.  I named her after my 2 oldest daughters (it's their middle names) and will use that when she needs to know she's doing something wrong, like trying to escape.  She walked in and made herself right at home.  She and Cooper get along great except he is acting a little ticked off at me but he'll be fine.  It's how much she loves David that surprised me!  She laid by his side the whole night.  That doesn't mean she didn't take to me equally but I thought she'd be scared and upset, being in a new place.  She was shaking like a leaf in the hall but once she walked in our apt, she made it her home.  She has shown no signs of being homesick, scared or upset.  I knew God would give me the right dog at the right time.  I didn't go looking for her, in fact a new dog was not even on my mind but yet here she is.  One of my oldest and dearest friends, Millie, suggested the name Biscuit and it fits.  God gave me the right dog at the best possible time.  That's the NEXT blessing.

Isn't she adorable?  She is so small she could fit in my pocket.  I bet she doesn't weight a pound.  Also, the reason I chose the name "Biscuit" is because she's almost as small as one and she is the color of a beautifully baked biscuit.  See...

The second blessing is that by the grace of God, he received a very nice bonus at work today.  I'm not going to say how much as I don't brag or boast in material things but supposedly he was a little short on the points he needed in order to receive this bonus but a miracle occurred and he made it almost to the exact number needed.  This is an ongoing bonus that deals with surveys and he gets paid a certain amount if he gets 50 with 9s or 10s over 3 months.  He is a very ethical worker, especially when car mechanics and service writers (which is his job, not a mechanic) are looked at with skepticism.  He doesn't cheat anybody and has been known to pay if someone is short.  He is well loved and respected at his job.  Pray for him as he is a newborn in Christ Jesus but I am seeing fruits of salvation.  I never ask God for financial blessings.  He is not my banker but yet I knew He was going to make this happen.  I'm telling you those who think you have to give any amount of money in order to get money from God, you are thinking wrong.  He is not your banker and you give without expectations of getting a dime back.  Seek NO reward and whatever you do, do it anonymously.  We give when we can, even if it's just a dollar and we always get blessed.  Sometimes it IS financial but I personally love the blessings of non-material things much better.  However, we were in need of this and I just trusted Jesus Christ with this.  If it was His will, fine.  We really didn't expect it.  Yet I was at peace and just knew we would.  David didn't believe me but I trusted Him.  We need brakes on our car bad and couldn't afford it.  I need some clothes and other items.  We also never have money to give back or do anything fun.  We don't like movies or theme parks but now we can go see Winter and Hope, the dolphins rescued in Clearwater and the movies A Dolphin's Tale 1 and 2 were made about them.  Good movies.  Very family-friendly.  We got about $1500.  That is how great our God is.  We have enough to get what we need and a few things we want.  I give Him all the glory.  BTW, we were only expecting $1200.  That may not sound like much but to us, now we will have money to put back for emergencies and stop having to live paycheck to paycheck.  I'm trusting Him that he'll get the next one too but, if not, that's fine with me.  Please do not think I'm boasting in myself, I am praising God and giving HIM every bit of the glory.  I'm telling you this because through my story, maybe you will learn that putting your trust and faith in Christ is not just something to say but to do.  He WILL give you peace.  Boast in Him alone for everything you have is a gift from God.  Be good stewards.  God bless you all and love in Christ Jesus.


First Corinthians 15:1-4
Ephesians 2:8-9
John 3:16-17
Acts 8:37


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“I have finished the race” is the second clause of three within a passage written by the apostle Paul to Timothy: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). The apostle wrote these words near the end of his life. These three statements reflect Paul’s struggles in preaching the gospel of Christ and his victory over those struggles.
Every believer runs his own race (1 Corinthians 9:24). Each of us is enabled to be a winner. Paul exhorts us to “run in such a way as to get the prize,” and to do this we must set aside anything that might hinder us from living and teaching the gospel of Christ. The writer of Hebrews echoes the words of Paul: “Lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2).
May we be diligent in our “race,” may we keep our eyes on the goal, and may we, like Paul, finish strong.
The prison epistles—Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon—are so named because they were written by the apostle Paul during his incarceration in Rome. The exact date of Paul’s imprisonment, as well as the exact dates he wrote each of the prison epistles, is unknown, but the two-year period he spent under house arrest in Rome has been narrowed down to the years AD 60-62. Paul’s imprisonment in Rome is verified by the book of Acts, where we find references to his being guarded by soldiers (Acts 28:16), being permitted to receive visitors (Acts 28:30), and having opportunities to share the gospel (Acts 28:31). His other two-year imprisonment, in Caesarea, afforded him no such luxuries. So it is generally accepted that Paul’s Roman incarceration produced three great letters to the churches of Ephesus, Colosse, and Philippi, as well as a personal letter to his friend Philemon.
Three of the prison letters, also called the imprisonment or captivity letters, were bound for three of the churches he founded in Macedonia on his second missionary journey (Acts 20:1-3). Always concerned for the souls of those he continually prayed for in these churches, his letters reflect his pastor’s heart and his love and concern for those he thought of as his spiritual children. Colossians was written explicitly to defeat the heresy that had arisen in Colosse that endangered the existence of the church.
In his letter, Paul dealt with key areas of theology, including the deity of Christ (Colossians 1:15–20; 2:2–10),
Colossians 1:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Colossians 2:
2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

The error of adding circumcision and other Jewish rituals to salvation by faith (Colossians 2:11–23), (DO THIS OR KEEP THAT Sabbath!)
Colossians 2:11-23King James Version (KJV)
11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not;
22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
and the conduct of God’s people (chapter 3). The letter to the church at Ephesus also reflects Paul’s concerns for the beloved, especially that they would understand the great doctrines of the faith (chapters 1–3) and the practical outworkings of that doctrine in Christian behavior (chapters 4-6).
The epistle to the Philippians is Paul’s most joyful letter, and references to his joy abound within its pages (Philippians 1:4, 18, 25–26; 2:2, 28; 3:1; 4:1, 4, 10). He encourages the Philippian believers to rejoice in spite of suffering and anxiety, rejoice in service, and continue to look to Christ as the object of their faith and hope.
Philippians 1:
4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
Philippians 2:
2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
Philippians 3: 1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
Philippians 4: 1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
The fourth prison letter was written to Paul’s “friend and fellow laborer,” Philemon (Philemon 1:1) as a plea for forgiveness. Philemon’s slave, Onesimus, had run away from Philemon’s service to Rome, where he met the aging apostle and became a convert to Christ through him. Paul asks Philemon to receive Onesimus back as a brother in Christ who is now “profitable” to both of them (Philemon 1:11). The theme of the book of Philemon is forgiveness and the power of the gospel of Christ to undermine the evils of slavery by changing the hearts of both masters and slaves so that spiritual equality is achieved. (what a spiritual reality wake up that would be to all the "politicians" who are trying to alter the world by $$$ equality!)
While the prison epistles reflect Paul’s earthly position as a prisoner of Rome, he makes it clear that his captivity was first and foremost to Christ (Philemon 1:9; Ephesians 3:1; Colossians 4:18; Philippians 1:12–14).
Philemon 9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Colossians 4: 18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.
Philippians 1:
12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;
14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Paul’s time in prison was for the purpose of the spreading of the gospel in the Gentile capital of Rome. The Lord Himself told Paul to “take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome” (Acts 23:11). Paul’s time in captivity was no less profitable to us today than it was to the first-century churches he loved so well.

Paul wrote 1 Timothy to Timothy to encourage him in his responsibility for overseeing the work of the Ephesian church and possibly the other churches in the province of Asia (1 Timothy 1:3). His second letter to Timothy was written in approximately AD 67, shortly before the apostle Paul was put to death. Imprisoned in Rome, Paul felt lonely and abandoned and recognized that his earthly life was likely coming to an end soon. The book of 2 Timothy is essentially Paul’s “last words.” Paul looked past his own circumstances to express concern for the churches and specifically for Timothy. Paul wanted to use this last opportunity to encourage Timothy, and all other believers, to persevere in faith (2 Timothy 3:14) and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 4:2).
As instructional letters to younger pastors, Paul’s Pastoral Epistles are invaluable today. These letters are full of the heartfelt warnings and instructions that characterize Paul’s ministry, revealing his pastor’s heart for the care for the churches he founded. Whether he is speaking of church organization (1 Timothy 3:1–13; Titus 1:1–16), addressing the role of women in ministry (1 Timothy 2:12), revealing Christ as the mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5), encouraging believers to persevere in the faith (2 Timothy 2:14) and to remain firm in sound doctrine (2 Timothy 1:1–2, 13–14), verifying the inspiration of Scripture (2 Timothy 3:16), or warning against false and apostate teachers (2 Timothy 3:1–17), the Pastoral Epistles are the “how-to” manual for pastors in all places and for all time.
Chaim, least
PHOTO &Text: Abalone Kid


Wednesday, January 17, 2018


I am not familiar with this man but wanted to share for your information and educational purposes only.  Again, I don't endorse/dismiss him.  It is up to you to decide if what he says is true.  It's based on facts about what is happening in the world we live in today.  Always use discernment.  


First Corinthians 15:1-11
Ephesians 2:8-9
John 3:16-17


I read one verse in the Bible that talks about a beast that had a tail the size of a cedar tree. Of course the word "dinosaur" isn't used but to me, it sure sounds like they're speaking of extremely large animals or reptiles.  I could be wrong and feel free to correct me but I do not believe the Bible tells us how old the earth is.  Our time and God's time is not the same.  Besides, time as we know it did not begin until after the fall.  It's not a salvation issue, we are given little information so it is not something the Body of Christ needs to be divided on.  We will know in full one day, according to the Apostle Paul.  However, we will come across this question and we really need to have a sound answer and not be so dogmatic or else they will not listen to what really matters and that is the Gospel of Salvation by Christ Jesus.  I will let you listen and decide for yourself.  I don't endorse these videos nor dismiss them.  Just sharing for information purposes and to help prove that the Word of God is TRUTH and lead others to believe and repent.  We cannot hinder the Gospel or be a stumbling block.  It is okay to say, I don't know, the Bible isn't a science book but has enough science in it to prove it to be true.  For example, the Bible tells us the earth is round (a sphere) long before man was able to know that.  Only our Creator, Our Father in Heaven, would know that for He created all things on earth and in Heaven.

Part One

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We are saved by grace alone; through faith alone; through Christ alone!

Death + Burial + Resurrection = Salvation!

First Corinthians 15:1-11
Ephesians 2:8-9
John 3:16
Romans 3:23 and 6:23
Acts 8:37
The Gospels


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How many of you have heard that the Bible says this "Spare the rod, spoil the child?"  Rod refers to authority/discipline or a thin stick or a switch.  It does not mean you are to physically beat your children because if you do, it will provoke them to anger and God does not command you do that.  We are not to abuse or neglect our children.  We are to love them and all of us parents know that discipline equals love.  Otherwise, we wouldn't care what they do.  However, it's not what we say, think or feel, it is what God has to say that counts and He says much on this subject.  Matthew states that we earthly parents know how to give our kids good gifts then how much better will our Father in Heaven give gifts?  What father who loves their child would give them a serpent if they ask for an egg?  "Raise a child in the way it should go and he/she will never depart from it."  Brenda Alexander (any errors in Scripture are mine as I did not look them up but went on memory.  Please feel share to correct my errors as I do not want to share false or deceptive scriptures.  Thank you!

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Question: "What does it mean to 'spare the rod, spoil the child'?"

The phrase “spare the rod, spoil the child” is a modern-day proverb that means if a parent refuses to discipline an unruly child, that child will grow accustomed to getting his own way. He will become, in the common vernacular, a spoiled brat. The saying comes from Proverbs 13:24, “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” The Lord uses discipline to reveal our sin to us. This is also how parents reveal the truth of our need for a Savior to their children. When a child does not feel the consequence of his sin, he will not understand that sin requires punishment. The Lord provides a way to salvation and forgiveness through Jesus, but that means little to those who do not see their sin.

Furthermore, correction shows us that we are not above reproach and that we are accountable for our actions. Our natural pride blinds us to our need for a Savior, and discipline reveals the truth of our wretchedness (Revelation 3:17). Since salvation is the most important choice the child will ever make, it is imperative that parents are leading him to Christ, and discipline is critical to this process. Proverbs 23:13 says, “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.” In the context of verses 13–14, die means “experience spiritual death in hell.” Children who respect authority and feel sorrow for their sin are much more likely to ask Jesus to forgive them and be saved.

All children are born sinful (Romans 5:12–19). Their natural self is destructive and unrighteous. That does not mean they aren’t valuable and worthy of love (Psalm 127:3). It means that they are not born with any natural “goodness” in them. That is why all children need discipline. Proverbs 22:15 says, “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.” Discipline is critical for wisdom (Proverbs 29:15), and a child who obeys his parents will be wise (Proverbs 13:1). And even adults who do not heed correction will feel the consequences of their foolishness (Proverbs 10:13).

Some people believe in discipline, but not in physical discipline such as spanking. However, the Bible is the final word on what is truth; it is not mere opinion or theory. The word rod indicates a thin stick or switch that can be used to give a small amount of physical pain with no lasting physical injury. A child should never be bruised, injured, or cut by a physical correction. The Bible warns that parents should never abuse the power and authority they have over their children while they are young because it provokes the children to righteous anger (Ephesians 6:4Colossians 3:21). Physical discipline is always done in love, never as a vent to the parent’s frustration. It is also just one part of discipline and should be used when the child shows defiance to a clear limit, not in the heat of the moment.

God instructs parents to parent their children the way He parents His children. Hebrews 12:5–11 tells us that God disciplines those whom He loves to perfect their righteousness. God only disciplines His own, which proves that Christians are His beloved children. Notice that David says that the Lord’s rod comforts him in his time of trouble (Psalm 23:4).

Finally, we know that no discipline feels good while it is happening, but afterwards the rewards are rich (Hebrews 12:11). Godly character, fruit of the Spirit, and peace are rewards of God’s discipline. The same is true for our human children. Children who have learned how to take responsibility for their actions are much happier people (Proverbs 3:11–18). The importance of the rod of correction is that it steers the heart of a child toward Jesus and the forgiveness of sin He offers. When parents trust God’s methods over their own, they will see the blessings for their children and themselves.

Recommended Resource: Parenting Is Heart Work by Dr. Scott Turansky & Joanne Miller

Related Topics:

How should Christians discipline their children?

What does the Bible say about child abuse?

Should a Christian continue spanking his/her children if it is illegal?

What does the Bible say to do with a rebellious child?

What does it mean to train up a child in the way he should go?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018



Andy Naselli
I have dozens and dozens of Mormon relatives. I just had a family reunion with them in December. I love them. They are moral people. Very much good people. I love them. They consider me a Christian. They so badly want me to consider them Christians. 

It's so heartbreaking to explain that when you think about it, you look at our doctrines and compare them to yours, they don't match in the most significant places. The doctrine of God is different. The doctrine of Jesus is different. The doctrine of salvation is different.
In all my debates and discussions with Mormons, it's really come down to one thing. That's the focus of authority, the center of authority. For Christians, for evangelicals we go to the Bible alone. It's sola scriptura to only the scripture. The Mormons have not only the Bible. They have three other books: the book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price. Plus, they have people, apostles, elders who are still giving revelations.
If there's a tier of authority, they go with their leaders. Then they're holy books and then the Bible. There's any kind of disjunction or maybe seeming contradiction and we would say, no, no, no. Go just to the Bible. That's the fundamental bottom line difference because when you try to debate something or discuss something, that's the impasse.
We'll say, the Bible says this. They quote their other items. Then they quote their leaders. If you can't get beyond the revelation issue, you can't really move forward. They believe Jesus Christ is a God. We believe he is God, no qualification. They reject the trinity at protestants understand the trinity. They view Jesus not as eternally existing as a second person of the God head. He is much lower than we would view him. We view God very high. They view God the Father very high. We view Jesus just as high. They do not.
That right there is a fundamental of the Christian faith. Jesus is God himself who existed forever and then was incarnated in history and is exalt able with the father now. Significant difference there.
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This video is not overtly Christian but the man who made it is a Christian.  I am sharing this with you to make you aware of things I've been concerned about, believed to be going on and definitely plan on adding this to my prayers.  May I offer an opinion that may help?  If we stop dividing ourselves by black, white, brown; African, Anglo-Saxon; but rather just as a person and the only "qualifier" we use is he or she.  I despise it when I hear anyone, regardless of color, say something like...."A black man OR a white woman came into the store and spent over $100 on ____."  Of course you can use any sentence, just using this as an example.  Why do we ALL feel like we need to tell whoever we are speaking with the color of their skin, national origin or even what religion they affiliate with?  The only difference in blacks and whites is melanin.  

Please do not think I'm so naive and uninformed as to believe racism doesn't exist.  However, it is not specific to any race, national origin or religion.  I find it ironic that whites spend hours during the summer literally baking their bodies in the sun, risking a bad burn or in the long-term, deadly melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer in order to make their skin darker.  I've heard, especially as I was growing up in the 60s and 70s when racism was at its height until now, these same people would say the most hateful, cruel racist remarks about blacks.  I use the term "black" not to be offensive.  To me, calling them African-American takes away from the fact that they are Americans whose skin color is black.  It sounds more divisive to me and there is nothing inherently wrong with the word "black."  Point in fact, today many people find the term "white" as embarrassing and something they should apologize for.  No one has any need to apologize for the color of their skin.  We are all different.  We are all a mix of races.  I'm not ashamed that I was born with lighter skin or "white" and I don't expect a person whose skin is darker to feel shame or embarrassment because of their skin.  

I see now how this post transformed into more than just a video about the extermination of the black race but do not apologize. It's where it lead. I pray you read it and it helps you learn the truth of the KJV Bible, why you should read that version only and don't go outside it except I do use the New KJV as a resource only.  The reason is because my NKJV has more parallel verses and the meanings of words so if I get stuck (which is becoming increasingly more rare) I will read that as to a certain degree, it does make it easier to read the KJV by using you and other more modern words rather than thee, thou, etc.  I also spot checked it for errors or words that mislead or deceive you of the original verse and have not found any.  Going by a credible source that did check them all said the only problem they had with the NKJV was that it left off God and Christ Jesus multiple times.  It helps me but it is not my authority on His Word.  It is a reference tool, just like my dictionary and internet searches are tools to understand what the KJV says.  But I also caution you to use discernment whenever you go outside of scripture and as the Bible says, if 2-3 agree, then it's right.  So if you are unsure or it seems to change the verse, please check as many sites as you need but also keep in mind that it may be you who are misinterpreting the verse(s) so don't let pride stand in the way of learning the truth for it is far better to be hurt by the truth and be saved than comforted with a lie that leads to destruction.  Man is fallible and that includes you but God's word is not.  Any errors or seemingly contradictions are always man's fault by wrong interpretations or reading out of context.  So when looking for a church, keep that in mind.  Pastors are fallible men and need correction and rebuke at times just like us.  There are things we can afford to get wrong but there's a few we cannot.  IF your church teaches a false Gospel of Salvation that leaves off anything that takes away that Jesus Christ did everything for everyone in order for us to be saved such as leaves off or changes His death/burial/resurrection in body, then ascension into Heaven (although Paul does not mention the ascension as part of the plan of salvation and I am not adding that, only pointing out He did so that the Holy Spirit could come).  You can read what Jesus Christ told the Apostles on why He had to leave in the Book of Acts.  Please do not accuse me of adding that to First Corinthians 15:1-4 or the entire chapter.  The ONLY way to salvation is to trust and believe in Jesus's work on the Cross was sufficient to cleanse us from our past, present and future sins and thus be saved or born again.  Or if your pastor tells you that you must do ANYTHING to aid in your salvation such as good works, baptism, speaking in tongues, never again sin, etc. then that is a false church and you should leave immediately without guilt or fear.  Read the Books of First and Second Corinthians as well as Paul's other Epistles.  Trust the Word, not what your pastor or denomination claims.  If God didn't say it, then it's man-made "rules."  Jesus Christ gives us a very strict, harsh warning about adding to or taking away the words written in the Book.  Follow Him, not man, especially charismatic, smooth talkers with sweet words you want to hear because you have itching ears that want to be tickled.  I want to hear that everybody ever born will go to Heaven!  I want to hear that unbelievers will be given a second chance after death.  The problem is, if a man or an angel tells you this, let him be accursed.  That may be comforting but it is not what God decreed.  So I pray you take the time to read this entire post and listen to the video.  Learn why we use only the KJV.

I apologize for the length and I did my best to line up my thoughts with scripture.  Any mistake is unintentional, said out of ignorance and is entirely my own fault.  Feel free to correct me but I don't care about your opinions or what your church teaches, I am only interested in constructive criticism based on clear and concise scripture so make sure you back it up with the Word of God using the KJV Bible only.  If you can't make your point using that version, you can't back it up in truth using a man-written Bible.  The fact is, the Bible does NOT need to be rewritten but rather it desperately needs to be reread.  Not trying to be offensive but if I lead someone to the truth, I really don't care about your "feelings."  Truth hurts but heals.

Let's call each other he or she and American.  Leave off any other identifying information because it's not the race who said or did something but rather what they did or didn't do that matters.  As we find ourselves in America being further and further divided and alienated from our fellow countrymen, why do "we the people" encourage this unGodly agenda?  Let's view each other first as mankind made in the image of our Father in Heaven, our Creator and the One and only True Living God; then as our country (in this case Americans); and then as male or female.  Good is good/evil is evil and it matters NOT what race did it be it good or bad.  YHWY (Yahwey) is not a respecter or persons as He sees us all the same.  If it is good in His sight to view us this way, then should it not be good in our sight to view others as Almighty God sees us.   If you think there is no Biblical precedent for this, wrong.  Look at the Ethiopian, a gentile believer from Africa that God told Philip to go preach the Gospel of Salvation to him and after hearing it, he asked to be baptized (read Acts 8:36-38/39 in the King James Version only as many of these new and so-called "improved" Bibles leave off Acts 37 which explicitly tells him you must BELIEVE with your whole heart, mind, strength and soul that Jesus Christ is Lord then you mayest (be baptized).  Notice the conditions.  However, many "worldly" people demanded that this verse be taken out as they "think" that just by reading those words that they are being forced to admit they "believe" that Jesus Christ is Lord.  That is such overt twisting of the scripture but suppose it WAS true.  One day they'd be glad for that "confession."  Unfortunately, that's not how it works. So if you're reading a new Bible, check to see if the words "Jesus Christ is Lord" is clearly stated and not a Bible where Acts 8:36-the end of the chapter is combined into a paragraph, not divided into verses and leave off this extremely important wording about Christ, then you are reading a false Bible, written to compromise with the "world" (which in the Bible usually is referring to unbelivers."  If they are misleading or deceiving you on THIS verse, what other verses are they knowingly twisting to deceive you.  It is proven that the King James Version is THE closest of ALL translations to the original text and you don't need to learn Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic to understand it.  God has preserved His Word -- as promised -- and IF there be a word that is hard to translate into English, it is nothing of substance nor does it change the meaning of the verses.  Ask yourself this, would our omnipotent (all knowing) God allow His Word to be written in error?  God forbid!  Man has rewritten it to make it say what they want it to say but is not in any way "inspired" writings and that includes any and all Bibles rewritten by cults or cult-like churches so prevalent in America today such as the Book of Mormon, the New World Translation rewritten by Russel Taze Moore of the Watchtower publications for the Jehovah's Witnesses and general Bibles that claim it just makes it easier to read and understand.  Let me assure you, if I can understand the KJV, anyone can. 

Sure, you need to understand what words and numbers represent, how the Jews celebrated and were married and it's also very helpful to understand the duties of priests in the synagogues as well as how they celebrated their Holy Days, especially Passover and the Holiest Day of Yom Kippur -- the day of atonement.  Here are a few examples of symbolic words and numbers and why you can't take a single verse and make an assumption of what it's saying AND you MUST read the entire chapter to read/understand it by the context as well as considering who is speaking and to whom as well as what is being said.  Therefore, context is everything.  Here are but a few examples...

Fruits --  a literal fruit but most often it refers to actions/deeds/works
Gold -- real gold or referencing completion or perfection -- see the book of Daniel
World -- God's creation but most often refers to "unbelievers."
Tree - a real tree or symbolic of a man or Christ Jesus in the garden (Tree of Life)
Oive - the fruit or referring to the Jews or Israel
Oil - Real oil but again, many use of this word is speaking of the Holy Spirit
Beasts - an animal but often means either a kingdom, king or government system
Sea - literal seas or waters but also it means great multitudes of people


Seven (7) = perfection and/or completion and is God's perfect number
Three (3) = to the Godhead of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Twelve (12) = the 12 tribes of Israel and the 12 Apostles
Forty (40) = 40 days in the wilderness; 40 days of temptation; & many others
Ten (10) = Ten Commandments and again, is often referred to in the Bible
Seventy = It is a multiplication of 7 and Jesus chose 70 men to go spread the Gospel

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Be sure when you read the Bible that you read parallel verses, especially if they are in the Old Testament.  I believe the prophet Joel describes perfectly what the colors mean as it related to the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.  Out of ignorance, I use to refuse to read the Old Testament because "Christ Jesus" wasn't in there, lol.  When you are a child, you think as a child but we should not remain as little children in our knowledge although I believe we should have child-like faith as it is so innocent and pure.  A little child who is raised knowing God, if asked they will boldly declare that God is real without a doubt, worry or fear.  They don't need/want proof.  I wish we adults had that amazing natural ability to never doubt or wonder if we are wrong.  "And a little child shall lead them."  So for any newborns, welcome to the family and just because His Holy Name is not exactly written, His name in Aramaic means "salvation."  Especially in Psalms, whenever you see the word "salvation," replace it with Yeshua (Jesus has no meaning in English but it's fine to use that as His Name) or even Jesus and then you will see just how often He is spoken of.  King David wrote Psalm 27:9 "......thou has been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation," but in Hebrew it would have said "O God of my Yeshua."  Naming babies (and even God changing people's names) was extremely important.  Yeshua, our Messiah, literally means "my salvation."  That is how the believing Jews were able to persuade other Jews that Jesus Christ (or Yeshua ah Messiach) IS the promised Messiah.  I'll go into more depth on this on a later post as I learn more.

I did not intend to write a sermon but hope you read it, consider it and share it with others.  I also pray you watch this video.  Remember, although it's not a sermon or overtly Christian, it really is.  The man IS a believer and bases this on both what is occurring in the world today and what the Bible speaks of.  I will be sharing more videos like this because while we should not let politics or what this world is doing control our lives as a Christian, I do believe we are told to watch and know what is going on in the world we live in but at the same time, remembering our limitations and we live here but our real citizenship is NOT of this world but of Heaven or the Kingdom of God, whichever you prefer.  Please add this atrocity (you have to listen and decide for yourself if he is right and I do believe he is) to your prayer list that the powers of this world are prevented from forming their "superior race" of their imagination.  To me, it seems inferior but that's just MY personal opinion.  God bless you all and love in Christ Jesus.

Much LOVE and LOVE MUCH in the Name of Christ Jesus for we are all made in His image and likeness.  He doesn't discriminate or see us as black and white, Asian or American but as His creation.  If it is good enough for our Father in Heaven, it should be good enough for us.  Do not divide us as we are neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female but ONE in Christ Jesus.  The Gospel of Salvation is meant for everybody ever born and the TRUE CHURCH, which is the Body of Christ, is made up of every race, color and creed once we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and trust in Him and Him alone for our salvation (which is what the name Yeshua means in Hebrew).  "For ye are saved by grace through faith.  It is a GIFT of God.  Not of works lest any man should boast," Ephesians 2:8-9

We trust in grace alone, faith alone; through Christ alone!

Death + Burial + Resurrection = SALVATION
If you hear, trust and believe with your whole heart, soul, mind and strength.  We are saved by the Cross of Christ and overcame death and Hades when He rose again.  We were given the "Comforter" or "Holy Spirit to lead us into truth.  He transforms us by His power, not our own words and deeds or stopping sinning.  "We all sin and fall short of the glory of God."  He is the author and finisher of our salvation!