If you have attended any Christian denomination church for any length of time you know that in most cases church services are held on Sunday. You also know that Sunday is taught or at least implied to now be the Sabbath (day of rest) in most New Testament centered Christian denominations, disregarding the Old Testament observance of Saturday.
Being one of those church attendees for many years, it never occured to me that this tradition could be wrong. After all, it has been this way for hundreds of years now, and besides the subject is rarely addressed accept maybe how to justify it to a Seventh Day Adventist.
As I see it now, the old & new testaments are of equal value and should be taken literally and you should test everything by what all the scriptures say. This will give you the whole intent of what the Word is really saying. Remember that GOD (YHWH) is the same yesterday, today, and forever and He said not to add or take away from anything He has said.
I hope you will check out the above video which deals with this subject and explains it far better than I can.
There is a lot of controversy on this subject. Some people say the Bible is full of allegory and cannot be taken literally, or it’s just a book of poetry, or there are too many interpretations and it’s up to the reader to decide what it means and if it’s true, or it’s been copied so many times over the centuries and who knows if what we have now is accurate.
I believe that God is able to keep his word accurate no matter how many centuries go by so I take my stand in the “take it literally unless told otherwise in the text” camp. My all time favorite apologist was Chuck Missler. Although he took the long way around the mountain on each topic, he made you really think and investigate every subject he spoke about. He said many times that we don’t take the Bible literally enough and I agree with him.
So, if you are in the same camp I am, should we take the first three chapters of Genesis literally too? Of course we should. Those first three chapters are the foundation for the whole book or God would not have started with it. If you have to brush up on what is covered in those chapters, it’s about the creation of the earth. If you take it literally as I do, you will find God’s words do not go along with the worldview of creation. So which explanation is correct? God’s of course.
God’s narrative will have to make you consider that the earth is not a globe spinning thru space but a fixed plane at the center of His plan.
If you aren’t in the same camp I am, I hope you will watch these videos, reread your Bible and consider it.
Your friend, Harley
As a believer in God and his Son which was our Passover Lamb it has become a concern to me weather a Christian should observe the tradition of celebrating Easter. It has been a tradition of the Christian church dating back to Constantine to celebrate Easter as a remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus. This holiday has also incorporated Easter egg hunts and Easter bunnies. I never questioned this until lately, after all it was fun and children really love this part. It was a tradition that I accepted without question, but what in the world does that have to do with the death and resurrection of our Messiah and what are we really teaching our children when we participate in this?
Another thing I found out is that the day Easter is celebrated was deliberately designed to never fall on Passover. Why? It seems to me that since Jesus is the Passover Lamb maybe we should be paying more attention to Passover and not Easter. In the videos below the difference between the two are described much better than I could do it. I hope you will check them out. As for me, I can’t observe Easter anymore after discovering what I have found out about it’s origins. I hope you will ask some questions about all of this also.
Another horrific school shooting happened yesterday in florida. As usual, the focus is on more gun control, but is that really the problem? Maybe we should be more concerned about how many of these tragedies were committed by people on psychiatric drugs and antidepressants. Maybe big pharma is more to blame than guns. Maybe we should talk about banning these drugs instead of banning firearms.
I don’t know at this time if this recent school shooter was on antidepressants, but it sounds like he was a pretty troubled young man so it stands to reason that he probably was. Maybe we should be more up in arms about how many and how often these deadly drugs are prescribed instead of what kind of weapon was used and how to ban it.
There is pretty compelling evidence that prescription drugs are more to blame than firearms in my opinion.
This time of year the flu vaccine is the most talked about, but what about vaccines in general and the ingredients they are made from? Most people think the viruses are grown on chicken embryos or monkey kidneys, but now the most horrific ingredient in many vaccines is aborted baby cells. What kind of a long term effect could this have on the children and adults that are injected with this evil brew. When I first heard this it made me physically sick.
If you don’t believe what I am telling you, listen to the following videos by experts who have done their research on this subject.
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, is a well known scientist with his own international accredited laboratory.
We are bombarded on TV everyday with prescription drug commercials leading us to believe that the use of these medications could greatly improve our daily lives, but do we really listen all the way through? What about the side effects that come at the end of all these commercials? Most are pretty serious and could be worse than what we have in the first place.
Often times a few months later we will see another add on TV inviting us to join in a lawsuit because of serious damage done to us by these very prescription drugs. In the meantime drug companies, doctors, and even hospitals have gotten their share of the profit to be made by the consumption of these very dangerous medications.
Was anyone cured of their original ailment, you might ask? The answer is NO. These dangerous drugs that are handed out like candy were never meant to cure, only to manage and hopefully create more symptoms to manage with other dangerous drugs. Here are a couple of drug commercial examples for you to consider.
So what is the answer to this dilemma? That you will have to decide for yourself. My answer is to not take prescription drugs and look for alternative natural healing that could actually cure something. The answers are out there. You just have to look for them.