No man is without sin … except Christians … they don’t sin
There is none righteous, no, not one. [Rom 3:10]
For there is no man that sins not. [1 Kings 8:46]
Who can say, I have made my heart clean; I am pure from my sin? [Prov 20:9
For there is not a just man on earth, that does good and sinns not. [Eccl 7:20
Whoever is born of God doth not commit sin; . . . He cannot sin, because he is born of God. . . . Whoever abides in him sins not. He that commits sin is of the devil. [1 John 3:9, 6, 8 ]
All scripture is inspired … but some scripture is not
All scripture is given by inspiration of God. [2 Tim 3:16]
But I speak this by permission and not by commandment. [1 Cor 7:6]
But to the rest speak I, not the Lord. [1 Cor 7:12]
That which I speak, I speak it not after the Lord. [2 Cor 11:17]
No evil shall happen to the Godly… and … Evil does happen to the Godly
There shall no evil happen to the just. Prov 12:21
Who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good? 1 Pet 3:13
Whom the Lord loves he chaveens, and scourges every son whom he receives. [Heb 12:6]
Much Prayers.. you need to …and… you don’t need to
Because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. . . . And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him? Luke 18:5, 7
Because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. Luke 11:8
But when you pray, use not vain repetitions as the heathen do; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be you not therefore like to them; for your father knows what things you have need of before you ask him. [Matthew 6:7, 8]
Servants, obey in all things your masters after the flesh. . . . And whatever you do, do it as heartily as to the lord. Col. 3:22, 23]
Be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also, to the froward. 1 Peter 2:18
FORGET ABOUT IT
Be not you the servants of men. 1 Cor 7:23
You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. Matthew 4:10
Neither be you called masters; for one is your master, even Christ. Matthew 23:10
Obey your Rulers they are God’s ministers…..wait… strike that
Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God. Whoever, therefore, resists the power, resists the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. . . . For this cause pay you tribute; for they are God’s ministers, attending continually on this very thing. [Rom 13:1, 2, 3, 6]
The scribes and pharisees sit in Moses’ seat; all, therefore, whatever they bid you observe, that observe and do. [Matthew 23:2, 3]
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake; whether it be to the king as supreme, or to the governors as to them that are sent of him for the punishment of evil doers. [1 Peter 2:13, 14]
I counsel you to keep the king’s commandment. . . . Whoso keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing. Eccl. 8:2, 5]
But…what is this???
And the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against his Christ. For of a truth, against your holy child Jesus, whom you has anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together. [Acts 4:26, 27]
Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the Market places, and the chief seats in the synagogues. . . . These shall receive greater damnation. [Mark 12:38, 39, 40]
And herod with his men of war set him at naught, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to pilate. . . . And pilate gave sentence. . . . And when they were come to the place which is called calvary, there they crucified him. . . . And the people stood by beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him. [Luke 23:11, 24, 33, 35]
Were Christ’s Disciples Commanded to go forth with a Staff and Sandals???
And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse; but be shod with sandals. (Mark 6:8, 9.)
Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses; nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats,neither shoes, nor yet staves. (Matt. 10:9, 10.)
Were disciples allowed by Jesus to take a staff?
10 no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. Matt 10:10
8 These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Mark 6:8
Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus as the Messiah?
14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matt 3:14-17
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”
32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.” John 1:29-34
10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1:10-11
18 John’s disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them, 19 he sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”
20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’” Luke 7:18-20
2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Matt 11:2-3 ......
.... (John apparently had forgotten the dove and the voice).
Jesus begins his ministry when?
Before John's arrest
22 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 23 Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were coming and being baptized. 24 (This was before John was put in prison.) John 3:22- 24.
After John's arrest
14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. Mark 1:14
Paul's trip to Apostles
Soon after his conversion and recovery in Damascus, he spent some time with the Apostles
19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus
27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.
28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. (Acts 9:19, 27-28).
NO, Not until three years later, and then he only saw Peter and James
17 I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia. Later I returned to Damascus.
18 Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas[a] and stayed with him fifteen days.
19 I saw none of the other apostles—only James, the Lord’s brother.
20 I assure you before God that what I am writing you is no lie.
Herod believed John had risen from the dead ?
16 But when Herod heard this, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised from the dead!” Mark 6:16
NO ..... Herod did not believe this
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead, Luke 9:7
Was John in Prison when Jesus went into Galillee???
Now, after that John was put in prison Jesus came into Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. (Mark 1:14.)
The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee. (John 1:43.)
And after these things came Jesus with his disciples into the land of Judea. . . . And John was baptizing in Enon. . . . For John was NOT YET cast into prison. (John 3:22, 23, 24.)
Was John the Baptist Elijah???
This is Elijah which was to come. (Matt. 11:14.)
And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? and he said I am not. (John 1:21.)
Was the Woman who besought Jesus from Canaan or from Greece???
And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. (Matt. 15:22.)
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation, and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. (Mark 7:26.)
Paul liked the Military Butch Haircut
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a shame to him? 1 Cor 11:14
Isn’t Jesus portrayed as having long hair and a beard??? Old Testament says –
And no razor shall come on his head; for the child shall be a nazarite to God from the womb. Judg 13:5
All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come on his head; until the days be fulfilled in the which he separats himself to the Lord, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. Num 6:5
Paul Didn’t Like Women
It is good for a man not to touch a woman. [1 Cor 7:1]
For I [Paul] would that all men were even as I myself. . . . It is good for them if they abide even as I. [1 Cor 7:7, 8]
But what about this …
Marriage is honorable in all. Heb. 13:4]
For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife. [Matthew 19:5]
And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone: I will make a help-meet for him. [Gen 2:18]
And God said to them, be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth. [Gen 1:28
New Testament has new Divorce rules
But I say to you, that whoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery. [Matthew 5:32]
When a man has taken a wife and married her, and it come to pass that she found no favor in his eyes, . . . Then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. [Deut. 24:1]
Matthew said there was two, Luke said there was only one
And behold, two blind men sitting by the way-side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, have mercy on us, o Lord you son of David. [Matt 20:30]
No…. just one blind man says Luke…
A certain blind man sat by the way-side begging. . . . And he cried, saying, Jesus, you son of David, have mercy on me. [Luke 18:35, 38]
Miracles, a proof of divine mission ..But not a proof of divine mission
Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said to him, are you he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said to them, go and show John again those things which you do hear and see; the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised. [Matt 11:2-5]
Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that you doest except God be with him. [John 3:2]
If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? [Luke 11:19]
Temptation to be desired and not to be desired
My brethren, I count it all joy when you fall into temptation. [James 1:2]
Lead us not into temptation. [Matt 6:13]
A good name a blessing? New Testament say a curse
A good name is better than precious ointment. [Eccl 7:1]
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. [Prov 22:1]
Woe to you when all men shall speak well of you. [Luke 6:26]
Poverty is a blessing … and riches woe to you
Blessed be you poor. . . . Woe to you that are rich! [Luke 6:20, 24]
Has not God chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom? James 2:5]
Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me; lest I be full, and deny you and say, who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. [Prov 30:8, 9]
The rich man’s wealth is his strong tower, but the destruction of the poor is their poverty. [Prov 10:15]
If you return to the almighty then you shall be built up. . . . You shall then lay up gold as dust. [Job 22:23, 24]
The fruit of God’s spirit is love and gentleness and vengeance and fury
The fruit of the spirit is love, peace, joy, gentleness, and goodness. [Gal 5:22]
And the spirit of the Lord came on him and he slew a thousand men. [Judg 15:14]
And it came to pass on the morrow that the evil spirit from God came on Saul. . . And there was a javelin in Saul’s hand. And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. [1 Sam 18:10, 11]
The Christian yoke is easy and and not easy
Come to me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you. . . . For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. [Matt 11:28, 29, 30]
Elsewhere in the New Testament
In the world you shall have tribulation. [John 16:33]
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 2 tim. 3:12]
Whom the Lord loves he chaveens, and scourges every son whom he receives . . . . For if you be without chaveisement then are you bastards and not sons. [Heb 12:6, 8]
All the grass on earth will be burned up
The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and firemixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. Rev 8:7
and then an army of locusts will be turned loose with instructions not to harm the grass
They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree,but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Rev 9:4