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Thou Shalt Not

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Summary:
I have read many an artical condemning Ministers for speaking out
against, sin, unrighteousness, life styles contrary to the Commandments
of God and Christ, and believe it or not, these condemnations are coming
not from the unsaved but the Christian. So I thought about the scriptures
and the words “Thou Shalt Not?” Words have become a weapon for many who
don’t understand the ”Thou Shalt Not of scripture, such as, “Love one
another, Judge not that ye shall not be judged, God loves everyone, Jesus
loves all man so let the LIFESTYLES of those people be allright.


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Thou Shalt Not
  Romans 2:19-2:20 (NIV, NIRV, TNIV, KJV)



Thou Shalt Not. Have you ever read the Ten Commandments and paused at the
words, “Thou Shalt Not?”I have read many an artical condemning Ministers
for speaking out against, sin, unrighteousness, life styles contrary to
the Commandments of God and Christ, and believe it or not, these
condemnations are coming not from the unsaved but the Christian. So I
thought about the scriptures and the words “Thou Shalt Not?” Words have
become a weapon for many who don’t understand the ”Thou Shalt Not of
scripture, such as, “Love one another, Judge not that ye shall not be
judged, God loves everyone, Jesus loves all man so let the LIFESTYLES of
those people be allright.I don’t understand why Preachers use specific
passages in the Bible to make their point,Preachers are either Far Right
or Far Left,We cant single out organizations because of what they believe
and teach, people of alternate lifestyles can be Christians too.”
Words,Words,Words. Many are using the Word of God to justify the
unrighteousness of others, so lets see some words from God. Mark 7:13
Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye
have delivered: and many such like things do ye. Matthew 15:3 But he
answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of
God by your tradition? Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, which was a
lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,.........
Rom 2:19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a
light of them which are in darkness,
Rom 2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the
form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
Rom 2:21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not
thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
Rom 2:22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou
commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
Rom 2:23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law
dishonourest thou God?
Rom 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through
you, as it is written.
Rom 2:25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if
thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.
Rom 2:26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the
law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?
Rom 2:27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil
the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress
the law?
Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that
circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that
of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not
of men, but of God.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment. “Love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
Mat 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour
as thyself. Mat 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time,
“Thou shalt not.....”:
Mat 19:18 ....... Jesus said, Thou shalt do no....., Thou shalt
not......, Thou shalt not......, Thou shalt not......, Lets look a little
closer at some of Gods Words.
1. Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition. Have
many Christians, as did the Pharisies, become wrapped up in Traditions.
Not looking into scripture any further that the Crucification and
Resurrection of Christ. Have they stopped at Salvation and Baptism and
neglected the Weightier matters of The Gospel of Christ. The Gospel of
Jesus Christ does not stop at John. The Gospel of Jesus starts at Genesis
and ends with Revelations. 2.which ye have delivered. Many Christians are
making the Mistake of allowing others, whom are lost, to live alternate
lifestyles and alternate religions, without speaking out against the
unrighteousness and sinfulness of their choices, not trying to warn them
of the consequences of their actions. Mankind has the right to make His
own choice, weather to believe or not to believe in Gods word, but Jesus
commanded us to warn them, not to keep silent or fight for them to remain
lost. Thats right, I said, Fight for them to remain Lost.When Christians
dictate to the Ministers of God, what to preach and what not to Preach,
we become Transgressers of the Law of God.
3.transgress the commandment of God What are the Commandments of God, are
they guidelines for Christians to live by or are they points that can be
changed or debated among ourselves? We Cannot follow after the Traditions
of Man, we are only subject to the Laws of Man that are Lawful to us,
that do not deter us from worshiping God. Lets read a little from Isaiah.
Isaiah 1:16-21 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings
from before mine eyes; cease to do evil Learn to do well; seek judgment,
relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be
as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like
crimson, they shall be as wool.
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the
mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment;
righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. ”Come now, and let us
reason together, saith the LORD.” God is asking the Same thing today, in
this time of Debate, Uproar, Division and Indecision. Our Lord wants all
to come to Him, sit down with His Words and Reason with Him on what His
commandments and Laws are for Salvation and Propagation of The Gospel.
Reason with Him on what we as Christians are supposed to be doing, and
especially on what we are not to be doing, that the Gospel be not Blamed.
4.tempting him, Satan tempeted Jesus time and time again, His temptation
of Christ did not stop at the discussions in the wilderness, as some are
led to believe, but thru the entire Life of Jesus up to and including His
Crusifiction. We as Christians are tempted each and every day to fight
for equal rights for lifestyles that are against the Commandments of God,
that we are bound to uphold. We cannot express views to the world that
are contrary to the Word of God, that we hold sacred. By doing so we
become a partaker of their sin and there- by become transgressers of the
Law. Reference Matthew 4:1 -11., Luke 4:1-13. Look at the words in Luke
4:13, ....”for a season” Phi 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I
am set for the defence of the gospel. 5.An instructor of the foolish,
Going against the will of God for His Children make us a teacher of the
foolish and a teacher of false doctrine. 6.form of knowledge and of the
truth in the law. Many that are trying to use the words, “Judge not and
Love one another, to justify unrighteousness, have a form of knowledge
and only a small grasp of the truth in Gods word.
7. Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou
that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
8. Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit
adultery? 9.thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
10. breaking the law dishonourest thou God? Are those that speak out for
the civil rights of others to live an un-godly life actually dishonoring
God? Let me ask a question to everyone here that disagree with me this
day, What would have happened to the City of Nineveh, and its people, if
Jonah had stood up for the rights of the people to live un-godly? Was not
the Commandment of God to Jonah to Cry against it?
Jonah 1:2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for
their wickedness is come up before me. Jonah 3:3 So Jonah arose, and went
unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an
exceeding great city of three days’ journey.
Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he
cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. Jonah
3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his
fierce anger, that we perish not?
Jonah 3:10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way;
and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto
them; and he did it not. Is not our commandment from God today, to “cry
against it; “ Shout loud against,evil,unrighteousness,traditions of man,
Cry against the spirit of anti-christ, shout atop the house tops that the
wrath of God will be against all that reject Jesus as His Son, that the
wrath of God will be against all that reject the lifestyle that God
ordained, that the wrath of God will be against all that refuse to
believe His Word. What would have happened to Nineva if Jonah didn’t
shout a warning to repent of their lifestyle? God would have destroyed it
from the top to the bottom with fire and total destruction. And what of
Jonah, The blood of all, men, women and Children, would have been on His
hands. We today, as with Jonah, are not judging people but we as with him
are crying against their evil. If crying out the warning, if putting a
light on the spirit of anti-christ, if standing up against ungodliness,
makes me a judge, then I am Guilty, if you also do these things then
consider yourself also guilty.Then if you consider us guilty, consider
Jesus and God , Himself, guilty for standing up and being herd, for
proclaiming that no unrighteousness, no sin, nothing that speaks a lie,
shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. So in conclusion, the next time
you read the words,”Thou Shalt Not” remember what you have heard here
today, don’t waver from the truth but stand up and declair,That God is
God and Jesus is The Son of God and Thou shalt not means exactly what it
says. ars. This is a Letter responce I had written to a regional
newspaper. Why was, Sodom,Gomorrah,Admah,Zeboim,Lasha, The Roman
Empire,Hitler, just to name a few, Destroyed By God? Was it because He
just didnt like them or was it because, their sin and unrightiousness
became intollerable in Gods sight? John said; For many deceivers are
entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the
flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Lifestyle, sexual preference
and "Judge not that you be not judged" have become words used by many as
excuses to ignore the truth. If stateing the truth is judgment then I am
guilty. If all I can do in this life is to warn people of the spirit of
antichrist then my life is worth giveing. Which would be a greater sin,
ignoreing the spirit of antichrist or speaking out against it? Does Jesus
hate? Yes.Look at Revelations 2:1 thru 3:22. When Israel was obedient to
God they flurished, when they were disobedient they were punished. Far
right far left are just words, which was God? Are we to judge God on His
Rightiousness on His Laws or are we to warn people of His Wrath?Woe unto
them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and
light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe
unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own
sight! Isaiah 5:20,21

				
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