Snake Handlers

Some Christian Churches Still Handle Venomous Snakes Even After Recent Death and the Law Banning It  By David Reese

Recently, a snake handler (a “Reverend” of Kentucky) like many others before him, bit the dust after a snake bit him. Finding the verse in the Bible that mentions several Kingdom signs, including “taking up serpents” without any harm, these preachers walk by fate instead of faith and fail the test of believing the word of God–rightly divided. While they kill themselves, they also give many people cause to ridicule the Bible and Christ.

Let’s be clear: the Bible covers different ages and each of these ages or economies (dispensations) have significant differences as to what God wants done. God never changes in His attributes: Holiness, Righteousness, Justice; God is the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8) but He does change His dealings with men.

In Leviticus Israel was told, under the Law, to offer animal sacrifices for forgiveness of sins. In this present age of Grace any man who trusts an animal sacrifice for forgiveness of sins is ignorant of the Bible and what God says to him today. Christ offered Himself on the cross once for all and for the sins of all over 2,000 years ago and set aside all animal sacrifices. Any man who follows Leviticus today and ignores what Romans 5 says about sin will have no forgiveness.

The Bible gives the rule for understanding and obedience to God: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15). We are not to add to the word of God nor are we to subtract its words. We are not to DO EVERYTHING the Bible says; We are to “rightly divide” the Bible and compare the things that differ. Everything in the Bible is NOT TO US but all of it is FOR OUR LEARNING.

Noah built an ark to escape judgment by water on earth; the next judgment on earth is by fire. A Noah’s ark of gopher wood will not save men in the coming judgment by fire. The command to keep the Sabbath Day (7th day of the week under the Law) by not working or even building a fire to cook food was given to the nation of Israel; men who are woefully ignorant of God’s word claim to keep it today, while ignoring what Israel was told not to do on that day–they even miss the whole Sabbath observance which includes the Land Sabbath every seventh year and the Sabbath of Sabbaths every seven times seven years!

God tells us today to let no man judge you in respect of sabbath days (Colossians 2:16). Any man who believes that keeping a sabbath is essential to pleasing God, does not know what time it is! The list goes on and on revealing a gross ignorance and misunderstanding by millions of what the word of God actually says to us today.  To find a verse in the Bible, regardless of to whom it is spoken, and then make it your denominational law, is a sure way to make a fool of yourself, give rise to mockery of the word of God, and put many souls in confusion to their eternal peril.

God promises the nation of Israel a future Kingdom of peace on earth. In this Kingdom on earth there will be no dangers from wild beasts, poisoned foods, tainted medicines, cancer and even false prophets and ignorant preachers. There will be no wars and no weapons of war. In short, God will do by His power what the United Nations has most ineffectively tried to do for decades. The Kingdom will be a Theocracy; Jesus Christ will rule the whole earth as King of Kings from His throne in the city of Jerusalem.

The gross errors of religion and its useless power during this present age is a result of men ripping Bible verses out of context and trying to be what they are not and trying to do what they can not do and should not do.

 

Guest Post – George Anderson Jr – THE HEART OF THE MATTER

George Anderson Jr Loves the Lord and Loves the AV Bible.  George has written numerous Studies and Articles on Biblical matters and Christianity.  He also helped pioneer and legalize Home Schooling in the State of Hawaii.  His webpage has lots of encouraging material and topics please visit www.thywordistruthkjv.com/

Heart of the Matter is “A Biblical inquiry into the nature of the heart”.

The Heart – Lesson One – The Introduction

Knowledge of the Lord God of the Bible is the most important thing that anyone, especially Christians, can learn. Knowledge of the Scriptures – God’s words (The Holy Bible) is essential in order for us to not only learn about God but know Him personally.  Knowledge of the human heart closely follows in order of importance.

Human nature is a reflection of mankind’s heart condition. The major pursuits of mankind: Self-preservation, self-propagation and self-gratification are all bound up in the heart. When it comes to understanding ourselves and others, knowledge of the heart is indispensable. Since the issues of life proceed from out of the heart (Proverbs 4:23) it is extremely important that we examine the Scriptures (God’s own words – from God’s Mouth) to see what God has to say about it.

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Nebra Sky Disk – Joshua’s Longest Day

The Nebra Sky Disk and Joshua’s Longest Day – by Chette Nichols Jr

I love archeology, I love astronomy and I love my Bible, and I believe after careful examination of the evidence that there may be a more logical reason behind the making of the Nebra Sky Disk.   From systematic study of both astronomical evidence, archeological dating and a clear look at scriptures, we can not only locate the exact event that took place between 1500BC and 1400BC but in all likelihood that a Saxon Tribe had made a sacred record of one of the greatest Solar/Lunar events of all history, on what is now called the Nebra Sky Disk.

From our Biblical perspective we know that the Heavens speak to all people of all times in their own language.   Psalm 19:1-6  <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.>> The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.  Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.  There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.  Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.  His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.  When we look into the heavens God’s word declares he is speaking to us in our own language, the language of your heart.

God said the creation of the Sun, Moon and Stars were for a purpose.  Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:   Here God’s word tells us exactly why and for what purpose the Sun, Moon and Stars were created, for signs, seasons, days and years.  We find this evident in all ancient societies i.e. Chinese, Sumerian, Egyptian, Aztec and Inca, and many others all recorded the movements of the Sun, Moon and Stars to establish their timetables or days, seasons and years as well as looking to them for signs.

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Seven Study Tools for Studying the Bible

By Chette Nichols Jr

Apart from having the Holy Ghost who teaches us all things and like him we compare spiritual things with spiritual.

1Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

We also need our God given tool box, and in that tool box are the seven tools to study and rightly divide the word of Truth.

these tools are Who, What, When Where, Why, Which and How.

Are you studying the way God wants you to or are you just following what other men say?

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  2Ti 2:15

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