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ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
34 Duck Pond Road
Harrison, Maine, USA
Pastor Rev. Robert M., Bob, Celeste ACP/MCAC
Associate Pastor Mr. Steve Burzlaff
Wednesday January 12th, 2005
We do, or let me say, I do. Wanna see some of my ponderings? Some of my questions? Some of the things I go to Lord over with a "Huh?"? As we do, keep in mind these are not all of my questions and most of them I have no absolute answer for, some I do, some I'm not 100% sure of, so I lean towards the side that is most conservative.
Does Christ hate all Roman Catholics or just those who evangelize and/or just those who are part of the hierarchy of the cult of Roman Catholicism?
Should we be burning witches, stoning homosexuals and shooting abortionist?
Can a person, who is not a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christian get into heaven?
How strict is God?
Let's start with the easy ones, the ones I am sure of the answers.
Question: Can a person, who is not a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christian get into heaven?
Answer: The answer to this is of ultimate importance, for it is the very reason we evangelize. The answer is NO! And we need go no further than the Gospel of John to absolutely prove that.
In John 3:3, Jesus says: Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
So, the question isn't "can a so called, none born again Christian, get into heaven?", it is "how does a person become a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christian?". And that is a sermon on it's own, one that if you don't have the answer to it, take your bible off the shelf, blow off the dust, open it and start reading. And pray God He does not decide to end your life before you figure it out, because if you are not a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christian, you are not getting into heaven and there aint no purgatory!
The other of the four questions that I have the answer to is:
Question: How strict is God?
Answer: very, very strict, God takes no garbage, what He says He means and He means is exactly what He says! Do any of you doubt that Moses was a man after God's own heart? A man that God truly loved? If you doubt that God truly loves Moses, you have been spending more time listening to pundits than reading God's word, the Holy Bible.
God truly loves Moses, yet, I will show you two instances where it obvious that when God says something He means it. We are going to look at two instances in the life of Moses that makes the point of God being very strict when it comes to keeping His rules.
And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is My son, even My firstborn: And I say unto thee, Let My son go, that he may serve Me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.
And it came to pass by the way in the inn(rest area on the road to Egypt), that the LORD met him(Moses), and sought to kill him(Moses). Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his(Moses) feet, and said, "Surely a bloody husband art thou(Moses) to me." So He(God) let him(Moses) go: then she said, "A bloody husband thou(Moses) art", because of the circumcision. (Exodus 4:20-26 ACP/KJV)
Moses was a Jew, God had commanded the Jews back in Genesis to circumcise all male babies:
And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep My covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations. This is My covenant, which ye shall keep, between Me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt Me and you. (Genesis 17:9-11 ACP/KJV)
God the Father had commanded that all Jewish boys be circumcised, Moses had a son who had not been circumcised, therefore God the Son, Jesus met Moses at a rest area on the way to Egypt and was going to end Moses's life for his failure to adhere to God the Father's order.
Later, after Moses had lead the Jews out of Egypt and was wandering around in the desert, there came a time when the Jews started moaning and complaining about having no water, so Moses went to God, in prayer, and asked him for water.
Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. And the people chode (argued, fought, threatened) with Moses, and spake, saying, "Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD! And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there? And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink."
And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth His water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the Rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as He commanded him. And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, "Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed Me not, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. (Numbers 20:1-12 ACP/KJV)
So, how strict is God? For breaking His covenant with the Jews, God almost killed Moses. He almost killed him while he was on his way to do God's bidding in getting God's stiff necked people out of Egypt. And later, for hitting the Rock instead of speaking to It, God prohibited both Moses and his brother Aaron from entering into the promised land. Liberal commentary leads one to think that God is good ole boy, a forgiver and a forgetter, one who can be trifled with. Don't believe it! God is serious, God is no One to mess with. What God says, He means and what He means, He has been good enough and generous enough to cause to be written in a book, a book for our instruction, a book for our edification, a book for us to consult and learn from, the Holy Bible.
And His book includes these words: For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5:18)
So, how strict is God? Well, if He was not going to compromise for Moses, when Moses disobeyed, what kind of chance do you think those who ignore or twist John 3:3 have?
Now, let us look at those that I am not 100% sure of, but have very strong believe that my own answers, from the research I have done on and in the word of God, the Holy Bible, are correct.
Question: Should we be burning witches, stoning homosexuals and shooting abortionist?
Answer: Do you remember what Jesus said in Matthew 5:18? Have you looked at what the context was? Well, to understand this answer, you need to understand Matthew 5:18 and the context that Jesus was speaking it in, so take a minute to go to ChristianPatriot.com/matthew.htm and refresh your memeory. For we are going back to the Old Testament to get our answers.
On homosexuality; Should we be burning witches, stoning homosexuals and shooting abortionist? If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (Leviticus 20:13 ACP/KJV) But, it is not us as individuals God is making this command, it is a command to governments to have laws calling for capital punishment for the act of homosexuality. And, no where in the New Testament is there a revocation of this.
How about burning witches? Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. (Exodus 22:18 ACP/KJV)
When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. (Deuteronomy 18:9-14 ACP/KJV)
In Exodus 22:18, God makes it very clear that society is to have strict laws condemning witches to death. But as for abortionist? Well, in Deuteronomy 18, it would seem that they are only to be banished, or should they? Let me say this, Fathers, you had best do all you can to keep your sons from being homosexuals, your daughters from being witches and your grandchildren in the womb from being slaughtered, for you would much more love to face the judge on earth for breaking mans law than have your son or daughter face God for breaking one of His laws.
Now comes: Does Christ hate all Roman Catholics or just those who evangelize and/or just those who are part of the hierarchy of the cult of Roman Catholicism and her spin offs?
And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith He which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast My name, and hast not denied My faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. (Revelation 2:12-16)
Lets's start with Does God hate all Roman Catholics? No, but, they are not going to get into heaven, unless they repent and leave that cult and become Born Again Christians. But, what about then leaders in the cult(s), the pope on down to the lay leaders? Are they the Nicolaitans that Jesus says: So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Keep in mind it is not just the Nicolaitans that Jesus hates, it is their doctrines as well. But, who are these Nicolaitans? And what is their doctrine? Well, Jesus mentions this hatred earlier in Revelation two, in referring to the church of Ephesus But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
By looking at both, we see a pattern indicating the origin of clerical supremacy, the order of a priesthood over the people. Doctrine that establishes a clerical system that evolved into the papal system, the Roman Catholic church and it's spin offs, the Russian Orthodox, the Greek Orthodox, and a few others.
So, Does Christ hate all Roman Catholics or just those who evangelize and/or just those who are part of the hierarchy of the cult of Roman Catholicism? It is clearly and emphatically obvious that He hates the doctrine, it is somewhat clear that He hates those who are leaders and evangelist for those churches, but, it is also clear that He does not hate those who are simply members of those cults, but would want them to repent and become a true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb bond servant of the Lord Jesus Christian.
Lord, help us understand that the time is short, for it will either be shortly that You will rapture Your church or call us home. Help us to understand Lord that we must do all our teaching and evangelizing while we are here on earth. Help us to understand that you have ordained us, who are true Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians, to: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: to: Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Lord, help us to understand that if we do not evangelize, no one else may. Help us to understand that when You spoke, You did not say, except and name one or two of us. Help us to understand Lord that the very least we can do for you is introduce You to those we call family, kin and friends. Thank You Jesus, for it is in Your name I pray. Amen.
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May the Lord understand the importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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