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.