Why are we Qestioning our Salvation?

Many people are questioning their salvation. It is as easy as 1 2 3. One, repent. Two accept Jesus. Three obey God, that would mean both The Father and The Son, you know, the whole Bible is needed.

So you are doing what you know from the N.T., super. Now do what you know to do from the O.T.. Remember Jesus didn’t fulfill the law when He came as a son of God. It is easy to see that He, Jesus, didn’t worry about being a king or priest. He did what He could from the law, as should we.

We suggest you begin at the beginning and get used to His voice. But if you will apply Deut. 6:8-9 before reading, it will help you understand what He needs you to know to fulfill the will of God. For He comes to fulfill God’s will. It isn’t our place to fulfill but Jesus’. He needs people to work through.

So let’s show you why The Heavenly Father wants you in His Word.

Psalms 119:151
Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.

Jesus is The Word, John 1:1-5
The Word God spoke: Exodus 20:1
The Word God wrote: Deuteronomy 4:13
and The Word God made flesh John 1:14. He is our example of The Trinity. He is The Law that hung on the cross and The Law that is written in the heart.
Psalms 40:7
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me
Hebrews 10:7
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.

God armed His people with the Holy Spirit. Jesus also arms those who love Him, with His voice spoken on top of the mount, just as His Father did. Both the Word of God and the Word of Jesus adds life, for their words are spirit and they are life, allowing The Spirit to lead our flesh and fulfill the will of God.

By obeying God, meaning the law, prophets, and N.T. allows us to show God we are His children and we do as He does. It also protects us from those who come to steal, kill, and destroy, plauges etc..

As well we gain the wisdom, understanding, protections, and promises our Heavenly Father gives to those who love and obey Him.

By adding more life to what God has already given us we can see our children’s children or more. We can be the wisdom, and love many of us need. To be there for those you don’t want to leave behind to struggle in this world.

We can make this world, a world we wouldn’t mind leaving for our children. To give them a firm foundation so they can live a care free life. With gained knowledge from what the Bible can teach us, maybe, just maybe we can bring the Kingdom of God to earth.

Does Size Matter?

In Deut. 6:8-9 where God tells us to bind The Word (Ten Commandments) and apply them to you and your gates. And so we did. So many people ask if they could read them, maybe with a magnifying glass, was our answer. What good is it if you can’t read it, they ask. Well our reponse is simply there is many things we can’t see or read or understand but they have their effect.

The King James Bible is a spiritual book of love, hope, most anything money can’t buy. If germs etc. can do their work, why can’t the spirit of God. Jesus tells us His words are spirit and they are life. There are things out there that are doing a lot of damage, we just spread the spirit and allow it to do what it does.

How should Bible Believers handle the Clean Food Laws?

How do we work the Old Testament with the New Testament? What are we to eat? Clean foods only, or whatever we want, as long as we pray over it.

So your neighbour wants to get to know you better and gives you an invitation to dinner. You try to show God you love Him and try to do things His way, eat what He says, yet for dinner your neighbour serves you pork. What would you do?

Well, to find that middle road, we would end up eating with our neighbour, with prayer, and then eat at home what God prescribes. Why would one allow a pork dinner to divide you from your neighbour?

What if you invited your neighbour and you decide to serve lamb. Your neighbour hates lamb and won’t eat it, yet they accept your invitation. They come, but they bring a dish they can enjoy and teaches you how to handle neighbours who serve something you will not enjoy.

Then again, the one who tries to please God knows and accepts that they are in the care of Jesus, can do what is against their beliefs and/or His Law in order to get closer to their neighbour. Without compromising, without conversation, without care or love, what can be accomplished? Where is the grace, the acceptance of others who are not as close to God as you are?

Which neighbour has more faith, love, grace etc.?

One can learn the ways of God and still enjoy the company of you neighbour because of the grace and mercy of God.

There is a middle road. God knows the situation we are in, and that is why we have a mediator!!

A small side note: the term Jew came from the fact that the northern tribes of Israel were scattered and lost their identity when they sinned against God for the last time. There were only two tribes left, and one of those was almost eradicated. The clean food laws of the ‘jews’ as you say, were proscribed to the Whole house of Israel, and not one tribe. And God tends towards the ideas of one law for the stranger, and the native.

Would you let any dinner separate you from your neighbours or loved ones?