DO YOU LOVE ME? (Legalism Versus Obedience) – Part 3

Just in case you missed parts 1 & 2 – you can read either blog via the links provided directly below.

https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/obedience-or-legalism/

https://revelation1910.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/do-you-love-me-or-legalism-v-obedience-part-2/

CHOOSE LIFE – PART 1

Before the fall – everything was 100% perfect! When all of creation was still in this state of perfection – Yahweh gave the the instruction (the Torah) to “Choose Life!”

He set before the man and the woman two trees. One tree would clearly bring death and the other would only bring life. According to the Scripture – the tree that would bring death did not look deadly at all. As a matter of fact, it was very beautiful and appealing.

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” Read the full post »

TO TITHE OR NOT TO TITHE?

ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES – ARE YOU CURSED OR ARE YOU BLESSED?

“Would a man rob Elohim (God)?  Yet you are robbing Me! But you said, ‘In what have we robbed You?’ In the tithe and the offering!

Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.” ~ Malachai 3:8-9

The greater majority (more than 80%) of born-again, spirit-filled, “New Covenant” believers do not tithe and are thus cursed – according to the Word of Yahweh.  Many, many believers do not know the covenant promise of His provision and protection because they are not walking in full obedience to the covenant – which includes (but is most definitely not limited to) the tithe(s) of Yahweh. Read the full post »

Separation and Divorce – Correctly Understanding Matthew 19 – From A First Century, Jewish Context

Hey there Christian – Yeah you!  Do you really think that our Messiah and Master taught against marriage?  Do you really think that the very One who ordained marriage in Genesis 2 and spoke the very words, “It is not good for man to be alone” – would then openly oppose marriage and endorse “the bachelor life” – according to the words He allegedly spoke in Matthew 19:1-12?

Do you REALLY believe that He advocated life as an eunuch over married life- when the ONLY reason He came in the form of a fleshly man was to restore the irretrievably broken marriage covenant – so He could take for Himself a spotless, unblemished Bride at the 1st resurrection??!!!
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82 DAYS TILL PASSOVER 2017

JUST 82 DAYS TILL PASSOVER! – CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!

As the old saying goes, “Where does the time go?”

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WHY I DO NOT CELEBRATE BIRTHDAYS

Have you ever prayed and asked Father, whether (or not) you should be celebrating birthdays?

Most of us grew up as Christians and earnestly believed we were “set free from the law” (when all reality it is the curse of the law that we were set free from – i.e. sin and death – Gal. 3:13) and were thus taught that it was perfectly okay to partake of all the Roman Catholic Feasts – instituted by the authority of the Pope alone, to eat any and every unclean thing and to celebrate birthdays. However, is that what the Scriptures really teach? Read the full post »

The Best and Easiest Way To Witness To A Jehovah’s Witness!

Intro – I recently learned this technique while finding fellowship at the First Baptist Church of El Jobean, Fl. – where my father has been faithfully shepherding for the last 26 years of his life.  One particular Sunday night they showed a DVD by the late Dr. Ron Carlson who taught the technique presented below.  I have since used it many times and find it to be 100% effective in planting the seed of truth into the life of a JW.

Most born again believers shy away from witnessing to a JW because they do not know what to say and the conversation usually gets long and drawn out and seemingly does not produce any fruit and only ends up leaving the person witnessing to the JW frustrated weary and worn out! Believe me when I say, I can completely relate! I use to avoid the JW missionaries like a plague!

Here is a quick and easy way to witness to a JW that will change all that!

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Earlier today, I ran across a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses on the street – “witnessing” to their next possible (naive and unsuspecting) victim of their cult groups brainwashing.

I LOVE it whenever I run into a Jehovah’s Witness, because I love to plant the seed of truth into their lives! It is so easy to do!

Actually, I seem to run into them ALL the time lately, because they are seemingly just about EVERYWHERE here in Africa! Sometimes it seems that they are more committed to the spreading of their propaganda – than just about any other organization or religion on this planet.

In order to share how I witness to a JW, I have typed out a fair and accurate transcript of an actual conversation earlier today – below.

Me: Are you a Jehovah’s Witness?

JW: Yes.

Me: Hallelu-Yah! I was hoping and praying I would to run into a JW today! I have a question from the Bible and I was hoping that you could help me to understand it. Do either of you guys have a New World Translation of the Bible on you?

Note: The NWT is the translation that almost all the Jehovah’s Witnesses use and they almost always have it handy. I ask them to read from their Bible – as they view all other Bibles as inferior and corrupted. In all reality, it is their Bible that is corrupted because it was translated by the society of Jesus (i.e. The Jesuits) – as are almost all Bible translations since around 1940 – until the present!

JW: Yes.

Me: Great! Would you please read Revelation 1:8 out loud for me?

JW: “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says Jehovah God, “the One who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty.”

Me: Now according to Revelation 1:8, who is the Alpha and Omega?

JW: Jehovah!

Me: Great! Now would you would please read Revelation 22:12-13 out loud for me?

JW: “‘Look! I am coming quickly, and the reward I give is with me, to repay each one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Me: Now, who is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end?

JW: Jehovah!

Me: Exactly! And He is coming quickly and He is bring each one their reward according to their work, right?

JW: Yes!

Me: Great! Now, if you would please read two more verses for me – out loud – from Revelation 1:17-18.

JW: “When I saw him, I fell as dead at his feet. And he laid his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last, and the living one, and I became dead, but look! I am living forever and ever, and I have the keys of death and of the Grave.”

Me: Now, Who is the First and the Last?

JW: Jehovah!

Me: Exactly! So my question very simply is, when did Jehovah die?

JW: Jehovah never died!

Me: Right! However, we just read that the First and the Last (who we have established from the Scripture is Jehovah) “became dead, but look!” is now “living forever and ever” and “He has the keys of death and the grave.” So, I am asking you to please tell me, when did Jehovah die?

JW: No. When you read the verses before, you can tell that these are not talking about Jehovah. These verses are talking about Jesus.

Me: Okay. So, are your telling me that Jesus is Jehovah?

JW: No! Jesus is not Jehovah! Jesus is the one who died and rose and then went to Heaven. Jesus is a created being. He is not Jehovah!

Me: I guess I am confused then, because we just agreed from the Scripture that Jehovah is the one that is the first and the last and now you are saying that Jesus is the first and the last – but at the same time you are saying that Jesus is not Jehovah.

JW: Jesus is the second first and last!

Me: (WITH A GREAT BIG SMILE!) Come on guys! There can only be one first. The second is the second – not the first! So either Jesus is lying to John and to us or Jesus is Jehovah- which is it? Is Jesus Jehovah or is Jesus lying?

JW: I really do not know how to answer you right now.

Me: That is okay. This is a question I ask every time I meet a JW and so far no one has been able to answer it for me. However, if it’s okay – let me give you my contact information and when you find out the answer to my question – you can get in touch with me and let me know okay?

So far, no one has contacted me. However, the reality remains that the mustard seed of truth was planted in their minds and hearts and it is human nature not to shake off a perplexing problem when it has been honestly presented and it seemingly contradicts what we sincerely believe to be true!

The other day, I actually had a JW lady tell me that the NWT was a corrupted translation of the Bible and couldn’t be trusted. So, I then asked her why she even bothered reading it at all if she genuinely felt that way. She wouldn’t hear of it!

If time allows and if I feel led by the Spirit – then I will also ask them to read from two more passages, which directly conflict with their belief that there will never be a new heaven and new earth. After they read each passage out loud from their Bible, then I will ask them to please explain the passage in their own words.

The first passage is found in Psalms 102:25-27

JW: “Long ago you laid the foundations of the earth, And the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; Just like a garment they will all wear out. Just like clothing you will replace them, and they will pass away. But you are the same, and your years will never end.”

Me: Can you please explain to me what that means in your own words?

JW: No answer of explanation – no matter how long you give them – because it directly contradicts what they believe.

Me: No Problem. It is a difficult passage to understand. Maybe if we look it up in the “New Testament”. Could you please read Hebrews 1:10-12 out loud?

JW: “At the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; and just like a garment, they will all wear out, and you will wrap them up just as a cloak, as a garment, and they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will never come to an end.”

Me: Can you please explain this passage to me in your own words?

JW: Once again, there will be no attempt to offer an explanation – no matter how long you give them – because it directly contradicts what they believe.

FINAL THOUGHTS

1) Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Yahweh. It is always best for anyone you are witnessing to – to read the word for them-self. In that way they will here it in the voice of an authority they already know and respect.

2) If at all possible pray out loud. The JW missionary has been trained not to let you pray with them. However, many times I will say why don’t we pray and ask the Spirit of Jehovah for understanding? Before they have an opportunity to object – I will bow my head and begin to pray.

I usually respectfully pray something simple like –

“Jehovah Elohim, Your Son promised that if we are His disciples abiding in Your Word – then we shall know the truth and the truth will set us free. He also promised that the Comforter – Your Spirit – would come to lead us and guide us and teach us all truth! Today, we are coming by faith and fully believing in the promises of Your Word and asking you to give us the correct understanding of what Your Word is speaking to us today. In the precious Name of Yahoshua haMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) – Amein!”

3) The only bad witness is the witness not given! Why don’t you write down the three references from Revelation and the two references from the Psalms and Hebrews and put them in your wallet. That way you can quickly access them and try to use this method of witnessing the next time you meet a JW. You probably will not see any instant result – but the seed of truth will have been planted forever in their heart and mind.

Shalom, shalom, His servant and yours,

Robert-Arthur: McDuffie ~ Gal. 6:14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tale Of Two Kings – Part 2

The Tale Of Two Kings – Part 2

INTRODUCTION – Once upon a time there were two kings.

The first king was known to be righteous and he was faithful, just and true.

The second king was a known hypocrite and he was wicked, cruel and a liar.

The first king was the true and rightful king and he was / is good and kind.

The second king was a seditious usurper of the first king’s throne and practiced paganism, black magic and witchcraft against the subjects of the first king.

TWO SETS OF DECREES Both kings published their own set of instructions, which they each proclaimed were for the sole / soul benefit of their loyal subjects.  Decrees which they strongly desired for every one of their subjects to learn and adhere to.

Both kings fully expected their loyal subjects to guard, observe, honor and obey the commandments, statutes and judgments – which they alone had decreed by their own authority. Read the full post »

A TALE OF TWO KINGS – Part 1

Once upon a time there were two kings.

The first king was known to be righteous and he was faithful, just and true.

The second king was a known hypocrite and he was wicked, cruel and a liar.

The first king was the true and rightful king and he was / is good and kind.

The second king was a seditious usurper of the first king’s throne and practiced paganism, black magic and witchcraft against the subjects of the first king. Read the full post »

POST ELECTION REALITY CHECK – 101

I seriously think I am about to get “dumped” by almost all of my FB friends and family! As I consider what I have written below – the words of the apostle Paul come to mind…

“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” ~ Gal. 4:16 Read the full post »

A SECOND OPEN LETTER TO DR MICHAEL BROWN AND / OR DR KENT HOVIND

My dear brothers, Michael Brown and Kent Hovind, this is the second time I have written both of you an open letter.

AN OPEN LETTER TO DR MICHAEL BROWN

AN OPEN LETTER TO DR KENT HOVIND

You are both noted modern-day apologists for both the Christian faith and the veracity and inerrancy of Scripture.

However, I have NEVER seen either one of you write a serious apology for ANY of the twelve challenges presented here in this blog.  I would like to challenge you both to do so – thus fulfilling the admonition of Scripture.

“But sanctify the Messiah as Sovereign in your hearts: and be ready always to give
an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” ~ 1Peter 3:15 

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