Friday, July 07, 2006
War A Good Warfare
Even back in the days of Paul the apostle there was a war going to keep Gods word pure and to not stray from it.
Paul is telling Timothy to keep his faith and to stand by it not letting anyone come in and change any of there beliefs. 1 Timothy 18: "This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 19: Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme."
And in Romans 12: "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."
We are not to repay evil with evil. But a war continues today that was present when Paul was alive on this earth. We must know this and continue on spreading the truth of Gods word all throughout. There are Christians everywhere being persecuted each and everyday in the world. They are being imprisoned, tortured, and killed for trying to teach Gods Word. And there are some in war saying it is in Gods name that they are killing everyday. This is talked about in the Bible that there will be some come in the name of God but they will not be of God. John 16: 1"These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
2They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
3And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me."
And in 2 Timothy 4:"2Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
3For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
So as it has been it still is a war to keep Gods Word pure. Many, many congregations and religions are being taught to be Gods Word. But they are false teachings. The Holy Bible from Genesis1:1 to Revelation 22:21 is the living Word of God. Do not be lead away from it by anyone. And if you are involved in a religion that does not teach all of Gods Word then I would pray that you look at where you are today. Just because someone in your family went to a certain church does not always make it right. That church is commanded by God to teach all of His Word or all that the church does is in vain deceit. This is also in the Bible. There are young people, and old alike, today that are confused and do not know where to go. We need to reach out to those and teach them the truth of Gods Word.
1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3: For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4: For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6: Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7: Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8: Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9: Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10: Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
11: Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12: Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13: Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
14: Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15: Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16: Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17: Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18: If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19: Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20: Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21: Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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