TRUTH OR LIE THURSDAYS 6.28.2018

It’s TRUTH OR LIE THURSDAY!

Inbox me with your questions, doubts, beefs, unbeliefs with Christianity, Jesus, and the Bible… I won’t put you on blast, but I will do my best to research and give you a good answer.

Jesus is looking for those that NEED healing and freedom! It’s okay to ask questions!!!!!

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE VS DOMESTIC FRUSTRATION?

 

Q: I do not wish to reside with my husband. As recent as tonight, he attempted to push me & his aunt had to tell him to stop. He told me that I am “making him frustrated & when that happens, [I]won’t like it.” My priority is not this marriage right now. I am working to get my kids back.

 

Sometimes i try to have an interaction &  he refuses to respond to me. This is my main issue with him. He does not communicate well, at all.

 

He will boil it all down to me just not listening, but there are clear examples of otherwise.

 

 

A: Him ignoring you is not right at all. Him being physical with you is not right at all, it’s wrong.

 

I will not make excuses for abusive behavior. However I would like to explain to you from a man’s perspective what is happening. I want to help communication go better between men and women. Men generally cannot communicate as well as women, especially when their personalities are different.

 

In his mind he is simply trying to reestablish order. In his mind the marriage has to be first for the children to have a godly family. So his one track mind says “first” lets fix our marriage relationship. You say the relationship doesn’t matter, do what I’m asking you to do instead. To him this is out of order.

 

Another aspect of “order” is who obeys first, him or you. As the head of the wife, the wife obeys the husband first, then makes her request known to her husband. This is godly order, just like if you had a job, you do what your boss says first, then you ask for what you want after you obey. Men need order in order to feel respected, and when there is disorder they feel manipulated and frustrated.

 

This is not an excuse for his evil behavior, but it is the cause for his response. He needs to learn how to respond better. However, you also need to learn how to act in respect for the order that is needed for a healthy relationship. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and when you have a marriage covenant before God, you can no longer do things how you want to do them.

 

For the man, it’s always best to be tender and gentle, and never avoid communication with your wife. I’ve learned that women see conflict as a form of communication, whereas men see conflict as a precursor to violence. So we tend to avoid conflict with our wives because we don’t want to get violent, but our wives need us to keep communicating through it and teaching them what they need to know.

 

 

BABY SITTING FOR ABSENTEES?

Q: You all know that “Nephew” is in mine and my mom’s care 90% of the time. He/we have never met his father. His mom is bi and live with her female lover, she does not lead a healthy life in ANY way. However when there’s a Halloween or Christmas…. I lose my say/rights to the few other ppl the 10 percenters. 🤣 Now it’s costume time, party time, door to door time. Very very frustrating; but these are his parents and grand parents. Also seems like the enemy uses “Nephew” to rub it in to me that he’s dressing up and going to a party. What to do?

A: That sounds like a tough situation for “Nephew”. We have been in a similar situation. I think whenever you get an opportunity to take care of a child whose parents are still alive, its a chance to do two things: 1. teach them how to obey God and walk with Christ. 2. Teach them to honor, obey, love, and pray for their parents. Thats no matter how evil their parents are. Just count it as a seed, not as an opportunity to come between them & their parents. Im not saying thats what you are doing. But when people try to do that even for good reasons, it will always backfire because it goes against Gods commands. So when you have Nasir, just count it as a seed sown and rejoice! When his parents come back let him go and be happy that he is with his parents no matter how evil they are. Then just pray that the seed you sowed in him would have an opportunity to bear fruit!

 

 

CAN I LEAVE MY WIFE TO FOLLOW JESUS?

Q: Can a married man leave his wife to follow Jesus? I believe he can. Would it be a sin if he found comfort and companionship with another woman? No sexual activity of course.

A: 1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Jesus would never ask a man to break covenant with his wife, because that is spiritual violence and covenant breaking. God is a covenant keeper. We have to understand God’s character if we are claiming to walk with Him.

2 Timothy 3: 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

These character qualities “trucebreakers” “without natural affection” “lovers of their own selves” “unthankful” “traitors” are all characteristics of evil men in the last days that cannot maintain covenant relationships and choose to please themselves instead of sacrifice themselves. This cannot be done in the name of Jesus, because that would be taking His name in vain.

Now if you are talking about short term missions… It depends on how long the mission is. I travel for work but it’s not excessive. Some men join the army and have to leave their families, it’s very unfortunate. But they provide for their families. As far as ministry for Jesus is concerned, I highly doubt Jesus would call a man to leave his family. Not His character, no biblical example. Paul was single for this reason, so he could travel more. As far as the other traveling apostles, they “lead about” their wives, they didn’t leave them. 1 Corinthians 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

As far as developing one-on-one companionship relationships with other women… that’s a no-no. Adultery can be emotional as well as physical.

 

DO I NEED SOME SHAME IN MY GAME?

Q: Is SHAME AN integral stage of repentance from sin?

 

Definition of SHAME

 

shame

SHām/

noun

a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.

 

 

Romans 6:20

20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

 

Definition of SORROW

 

Bring forth the FRUITS of Repentance. If there’s no Godly Sorrow, there’s really no Repentance to Salvation.

 

2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly SORROW worketh REPENTANCE to SALVATION not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

 

What are the FRUITS of Repentance?

 

Godly Sorrow – diligence (working consistently and hastily to change), clearing of yourself (explanation, verbal or written), indignation (personal irritation at your sin), fear (fearfulness of sin), vehement desire (passion to change), zeal (emotionally passionate about change), vindication (revenge on the sin you committed).

Doctrine – Order – Power

Kingdom Doctrine manifests Kingdom Order which leads to Kingdom Power.

All the signs of the Kingdom are meant to confirm His WORD – not to validate our passions, desires, gifts, or talents.

Discipline and Diligence are extremely important. But REVELATION can slice thru, break thru, and end your struggle.

Deliverance and Breakthrough are byproducts of Revelation.

The Words that come from Above are hard to hear for the earthly minded. At first, no man will recieve them. Then after Kingdom order is set, God’s power will amplify the Words of God.

John 3:
31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

Who can stand in the Consuming fire that is Our God?

Who can stand in the Consuming fire that is Our God? He that will burn up your lust, greed, selfishness, self-will, independence, rebellion, intellectualism, pride, and adultery? It’s not comfortable near the fire. Why do I have to keep changing my mind and changing my life?

Only those who desire purity can stand near the devouring fire!

Isaiah 33:14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

Revelation Knowledge: Adultery

Revelation Knowledge on Adultery

 

When people are homosexual we say: “Stop, repent, grace will help you.”

 

When people curse, we say: “Stop, repent, grace will help you.”

 

When people steal, rape children, live lazy, watch porn, or are racist, we say: “Stop, repent, grace will help you…”

 

Jesus said divorce + remarriage = adultery.

 

We say, “Jesus was just kidding lol, you can keep committing adultery, you dont have to stop, you dont have to repent, grace will help you to keep committing adultery with your new spouse, and the children won’t suffer at all spiritually!”

 

This is a lie. The biggest problem is that one or more of the children will suffer because of the violence you are doing to the original covenant before God.

 

Malachi 3:

14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

16 For the Lord, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

 

Abrahams children suffered.

Jacobs children suffered.

Davids children suffered.

Solomons children suffered.

 

A lot of children are cursed with hard hearts spiritually because their parents committed adultery – or divorced & remarried – for the hardness of their hearts! (Mark 10).

 

Not all children will suffer, but scriptures show that when adultery opens the door, somebody will suffer.

 

If divorced or separated, it’s best to stay single, serve the Lord, or be reconciled to your original spouse unless they physically pass away. This what Jesus and Paul taught, and this is what many have done and are doing now.

 

1 Cor 7:10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

 

1 Cor 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.

 

Romans 7:For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

 

Mark 10: 10 And in the house his disciples asked him again of the same matter.

11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

Jesus redefined adultery. He did this from the authority of Creation Law.

 

How do we repent from adultery without stopping the doing of it? If we claim to represent Jesus Kingdom, we must treat this like any other sin: stop doing it with His Grace.

 

This is also one of the biggest reasons to guard your eyes and your heart against lusting after strange women. Jesus redefined this as adultery of the heart.

 

If you commit adultery in your heart (or if you dress like a harlot, to purposefully attract adultery of the heart), who knows what doors this can open up towards the hearts of your children?

 

Hosea 4:1 …the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood… My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Weak Preaching is Coming to an End

If you don’t live the opposite of what you preach against, your preaching is weak. Don’t preach against abortion and get a vasectomy. Don’t preach against racism and support self-destructive entertainment. Don’t preach against homosexuality living in remarriage adultery. Dont preach against institutional religion and you’re not discipling anybody, or being discipled, or fellowshipping with the saints house to house. This is the generation of putting works with our faith.

God is Cheif Engineer

The Laws of God are NOT for argumentation or debate – they’re a DESCRIPTION of how HIS SYSTEMS have been DESIGNED! 
People sound silly arguing with the Cheif Engineer about His Design specifications. He knows how it works! He knows how everything works!

Keys to Upward Mobility in the Scriptures

Proverbs 17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
The Scriptures give us the key to upward mobility. Find somewhere to serve; and when you serve, serve well. You will end up with authority in the family business, and a share in the profits by inheritance.
Best way to get a job: have skills.

Best way to get skills: volunteer.

Best way to get your own business: have multiple skills and a resource saved up.

Best way to get more skills and resources: work your skills and save up to buy resources.

Do You Desire to Be a Pastor? Don’t Let the Wizards of Odd Stop You.

Don’t let some controlling spiritual wizard try to overmystify the work of a “pastor,” elder, or overseer. “I can do this but you can’t, because I’m special and you’re not.” 
That’s not only the opposite of kingdom discipleship, it’s also a lie. An overseer is simply a good spiritual work – it’s not some spooky, mysterious, “secret” calling only meant for flamboyant personalities. 
If you have the qualifications, you CAN do it, and you should be encouraged to do it. If you are a man of God, all you need is CHRIST, proven CHARACTER (proven by your family), and a DESIRE to do this Good Work.
This is a true saying, if a man DESIRE the office of a bishop, he DESIRETH a good WORK. 1 Timothy 3:1

Entertainment: the Worst of Two Worlds

Entertainment is – amazingly – the very worst intersection of two worlds: ministry and business.
As a form of Ministry: entertainment is unfruitful (remaining fruit), temporal, ineffective, corrupt, and overall pales in comparison to Discipleship and Servanthood.
As a form of Business: entertainment is covetous (which is idolatry), corrupt, cutthroat, family-destroying, and soul-stealing in comparison to being content to Work with your own hands, Serve and Sell an honest product.
Humility is key. It’s better to be a Servant.

TRUTH OR LIE THURSDAYS 6.7.2018

TRUTH OR LIE THURSDAYS 6.7.2018

Inbox me with your questions, doubts, beefs, unbeliefs with Christianity, Jesus, and the Bible… I won’t put you on blast, but I will do my best to research and give you a good answer.

Jesus is looking for those that NEED healing and freedom! It’s okay to ask questions!!!!!

 

 

CAN I LEAVE MY FAMILY TO FOLLOW JESUS?

Q: Does Matthew 19:29 mean I can leave my family for ministry?

A: If you see someone who left their wife/husband/children to “follow God” – they are a theif and a liar!
An infidel, worse than an unbeliever.

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel

Acts 16:31

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

One rule of scripture interpretation is to let scripture interpret scripture. You use other scriptures to interpret others that seem to be different. 2 or 3 witnesses establish everything.

A lot of what Jesus taught concerning His Kingdom was meant to establish authority. Im not under the authority of my wife’s will, I’m under the authority of Jesus will. But that doesnt mean i get to become a covenant breaker in the name of Jesus. Thats not His character and that violates His name.

That word “forsaken” is the greek word “aphiemi”. Its one of the most difficult words in the NT. Its used for forgive as well as forsake, another reason why we must follow the whole counsel of scripture not isolated verses. 2 or 3 witnesses establish a doctrine.

Luke 16:18

Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

You can obey Jesus by following Him, but we have not been called to break covenants. Jesus wouldnt ask you to do anything to violate His name. Thats my whole point

Taking Yah’s name in vain is less about translation and spelling but more about reverence for His authority, and representing His character and His sanctification and His holiness in your life. Those that carry His name are quick to denounce things that violate His name. Where are you taking His name?

 

“Be not decieved, bad company corrupts good morals.”

 

WHY WERE CERTAIN BOOKS TAKEN OUT OF THE BIBLE?

 

Q: Don’t know how to submit questions but is it true or a lie the books listed below were taken out of the Bible ?

1 Esdras

2 Esdras

Tobit

Judith

The rest of Esther

The Wisdom of Solomon

Ecclesiasticus

Baruch with the epistle Jeremiah

The Songs of the 3 Holy children

The history of Susana

bel and the dragon

The prayer for Manasses

1 Maccabees

 

 

A: This question took a long time to answer, but I will do my best:

This is the prophecy of the 400 year prophetic silence between Malachi and John the Baptist/Jesus.

Amos 8
11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:

12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.

This is the new testament confirmation of the 400 year prophetic silence between Malachi and John the Baptist/Jesus Christ the Messiah.

Hebrews 1
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

 

1st Esdras is considered a true Hebrew authored book, but not scripture. The reason why is because it was written between the Old and the New Testaments. Also, if you read 1st Esdras, you will see a strange story about a debate between Zerubbabel and 2 other bodyguards to the King Darius. It was about wine, kings, and women. It’s a cute story but its not anointed.

It’s also in direct contradiction to Ezra chapter 6 and 7 which describes how King Darius made the decree after searching for the decree that King Cyrus made before him.

2nd Esdras is a pseudigraphical aka “fake Hebrew” book. It was written as a creative imitation of Hebrew culture. It’s kind of like cultural appropriation. Most scholars say that most of the many versions of 2nd Esdras was written after 70 AD, the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans.

https://www.compellingtruth.org/first-second-Esdras.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/first-second-Esdras.html

 

Tobit is definitely not a book inspired by the Most High. It seems to be a true Hebrew book but its not scripture. It’s more like Hebrew creative writing. Written with knowledge of God but not inspired by God. Tobit was written between Malachi and Christ, when God was not speaking to man.

Tobit has many spiritual errors in it such as magic, and alms for the dead. Therefore it’s no surprise that the Roman Catholic church added it to the scripture.

https://www.gotquestions.org/book-of-Tobit.html

 

https://carm.org/errors-apocrypha

 

Judith: Same story with Judith… Hebrew writing, but not inspired. It’s the story of a Hebrew woman saving her people by seducing her captor, getting him drunk, and cutting off his head. It’s more like Hebrew creative writing. There are historical errors in it, and it is not anointed.

https://www.gotquestions.org/book-of-Judith.html

 

Additions to Esther: So looking at the additions to Esther, at first glance it seems like they are just items that complete the story. But the original book was written in Hebrew, and the Additions were not in the original book. Also, the additions were written in Greek, not Hebrew.

Another theme of Esther is that even when Yahuah hides His face from his people (when they are in the land of their captivity because of their sins Deuteronomy 31:18)… He still looks out for them and comes to save them by His hand when they need Him. Esther is the only book in the Bible that doesn’t mention God’s name, but He works behind the scenes. However when you add the additions to Esther, God and Lord is mentioned 48 times. So the additions to Esther totally contradict the theme of God hiding His face from His people in the land of their captivity.

So to me it seems that the Greek additions to Esther were the attempts of someone trying to make improvements on the Word of God and actually contradicting what He was trying to do.

Wisdom of Solomon: The wisdom of Solomon is another creative Hebrew book that was written in the time between Malachi and Jesus the Messiah when God was not speaking. Just like most of the Apocryphal books, it contains secular ideas that combine Roman thought with Hebrew thought. Perhaps this is because these books were written during the time when Roman captivity started. It’s no wonder the Apocrypha is accepted by the Roman Catholic church.

One example is that the Wisdom of Solomon exalts wisdom a little too much, and makes it more of a philosophical idea instead of the fear of the Lord. Also, you see ideas that are foreign to scripture like:

Wisdom of Solomon 8

19For I was a witty child, and had a good spirit.

20Yea rather, being good, I came into a body undefiled.

 

Scriptures don’t teach that children with good spirits get undefiled bodies. The wisdom of Solomon combines a lot of pagan ideas with something written in the style of the Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.

https://sites.google.com/site/beautifulbiblefacts/why-the-apocrypha-not-in-the-bible-canon

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/Wisdom-of-Solomon.html

 

Ecclesiasticus aka Sirach: This is another non-inspired Hebrew book written after Malachi and before Jesus. Jesus never quoted from any of the Apocryphal books, although He quoted the Old Testament many times.

Ecclesiasticus is written in the style of Proverbs. It is the creative writing of a Hebrew author.

https://www.gotquestions.org/book-of-Sirach.html

 

Book of Baruch and Letter to Jeremiah: Baruch seems a little fishy because it says he wrote it in Babylon, but Jeremiah shows that Baruch was Jeremiah’s secretary in Jerusalem and in Egypt. Why would a secretary try to be a prophet? This seems to me like an attempt to use Baruch’s name to publish a new book.

Other than that there aren’t too many errors in Baruch. I do sense a little bit of prophetic confusion between Judah and Israel, as well as the 1st and 2nd scattering of Judah. For example, Jeremiah and Baruch specifically served in Judah. However the “Book of Baruch” seems to address Israel and mash them together a little bit. To me it seems to be Pseudopidigraphical… which means I think somebody wrote it but it was not Baruch.

https://www.gotquestions.org/book-of-Baruch.html

https://www.compellingtruth.org/book-of-Baruch.html

 

The Song of the 3 Holy Children, Bel and the Dragon, Susanna: This book seems to be an addition to Daniel. To me it seems like somebody wanted to make up a prayer and a song that the 3 Hebrew boys sang when they were in the fiery furnace.

The Song of the 3 Holy Children is not found in any of the original Hebrew or Aramaic copies of the book of Daniel. Neither does Susanna (a story of an attempted gang rape) appear in the original book of Daniel. Neither does Bel and the Dragon (where Daniel does some detective work against idolatry, and also kills a dragon by poisoning it) appear in any Hebrew writings. These are Greek texts added to the story of Daniel.

https://www.compellingtruth.org/book-of-Susanna.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/book-of-Susanna.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prayer_of_Azariah_and_Song_of_the_Three_Holy_Children

https://www.gotquestions.org/Bel-and-the-Dragon.html

Prayer of Mannases: Mannaseh was a wicked king of Judah who ended up repenting to Yahuah and turning His heart back to the Most High (2 Chronicles 33). 2 Chronicles 33:18 says that he wrote a prayer. But there is no evidence that the Prayer of Mannaseh is the actual prayer that he wrote.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_of_Manasseh

 

Book of 1 Maccabees: So Maccabees can be considered a historical book of how the Judeans fought against the Greeks. But it’s not scripture because it was written after Malachi and before Christ.

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/first-second-Maccabees.html

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/omitting-the-maccabees/

 

DOES GOD LEAD US INTO TEMPTATION?

Q: Is there a difference between the temptation in Matthew 4 and Matthew 6? Why was Jesus led into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil, but Jesus tells the disciples to pray lead us not into temptation?

A: God will lead you into the wilderness but he won’t make you “enter into” the temptation. He gives us a way of escape out of every temptation.

James 1:13.
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

1 Cor 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

From the ancient Eastern Holy Bible Text, Aramaic Peshitta, in
Matthew 6.13 says:
And do not Let us ENTER into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

 

SHOULD THE CHURCH HAVE A 501C3?

Q: should the church have a 5013C with the federal govt? I know what most people are told why churches have this (tax purposes) but is that the only reason?

A:I don’t believe personally in having a 501c3 because it makes you a state-approved ministry and I believe there are some limitations on what you are supposed to preach about at a 501c3. I know there’s always a threat around election time for churches to lose their 501c3 status if they talk about politics. I’d rather avoid the whole situation.

CHRISTIANS AND SECRET SOCIETIES?

Q: Is it ok for Christians to be members of secret societies?

A: 2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

John 18:20 Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world. I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret.

Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.