You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free
More importantly, the traditional but unscriptural belief that ‘women are saved through childbearing,’ (1 Tim. 3:15,) and can therefore not minister to the body of Christ, does not fit anywhere in the contextual truth of the New Testament Covenant, which proclaims that every human on earth must be saved through personal faith in, and obedience to the contextual, New Testament Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, (1 Jn. 1:12-13; Mt. 7:7-27.)
· Every believer must know that all sincere believers in Christ are children of God through their personal and sincere faith in, and acceptance of Jesus. Paul also wrote, “[Spiritually,] there is neither Hebrew/Jew nor Gentile, [race,] slave nor free, [social status,] male nor female, [gender,] for you are ALL one in Christ Jesus.” (Jn. 1:11-13; Gal. 4:6.)
· Contrary to common teaching, in the context of the New Testament Covenant, it is completely unscriptural to believe that women must submit to all men unreservedly; that God does not call women as pastors, teachers, etcetera, and that the “church” is the “house of God,” (Acts 7:47; 17:24; 1 Cor. 6:18.)
· Thus, we cannot believe that New Testament believers are blessed by paying tithes to a physical replica of the outdated, Old Testament temple system, (Heb. 8:13; Chapters 7-10.) We must simply accept the truth of God’s exegetical, contextual, New Testament Word, which teaches that Jesus “became a curse” on the cross to atone for our state or position of cursedness without God, (Deut. 28:2-14.) Hence, we, (as born again children of God,) could freely “inherit” His entire position or state of blessedness through our personal faith and acceptance of Him, (Deut. 28:15-68,) and so, “inherit,” through our personal faith in Christ, “all the blessings [or the position of blessedness] of the believing Old Abraham?” (Gal. 3:10-14.)
September 2016 Facebook Post in reaction to the following statement, "Bible writers did not know times would change so much. Thus, the Bible was not written for today." This is was the topic of a discussion between church leaders on the radio. It centred on the alleged "FULL RIGHTS OF GAYS IN THE CHURCH," among other sinful things that have become saintly in our modern world.
Jesus Himself declared in Prov. 30:5, "Every [contextual] Word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him." And in Mt. 24:35, " Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My [true] words shall not pass away." 2 Tim. 3:16, "[All Truth or the entire context of the Bible] is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in godliness."
Concerning the proliferation of evil in these last days, Jesus clearly prophesied, "When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in [Lot and] Noah's day," (Mt. 24:37.) And He lamented in Lu. 18:8, "[Because of all the countless false teachings and lukewarm acceptance of sin,] when the Son of Man returns, will He find [true] faith on earth?" In fact, we need nothing more in life and in the whole world, than the truth of God’s entire Word, Who Is Jesus Christ, Who Is God Himself. Of course, teachers from the Promise Keepers Movement such as Angus Buchan, etcetera, sing the same deceptive song as ministers from traditional churches who distort God’s Real Truth through their secret agendas, but they do it in a different way.
Charismatic preacher Rodney Howard Brown openly states, "Not everything God does in the Bible." To lure people away from God's truth this church system teaches, "Don't read the Bible, BE the Bible." However, the truth is that God is the Creator of His entire universe, and He cannot be bound by a human time table or false philosophies. The Word which He gave to us to be our light can never make US into the light, although they also allege that they are the light, christs, and gods. We were ‘merely’ called to shine God's light as temples of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Being in Christ does not make “us” christs and gods. All true believers have the God of all gods living and “abiding” IN them, (1 Jn. 2:20.) Nevertheless, humans can never BE the Word, as the Word Is Jesus Christ Himself, and in Him every word is true while they are all liars.
We must not believe and do what is not in God's Word; we must believe and do everything that is in the full context of God’s Word. The dangerous deceptions of these teachers seem endless. And all this happens because Christians do not take responsibility for their spiritual lives and study the Bible for themselves exegetically and contextually to see if they are really hearing from God, (1 Ths. 5:21; 1 Jn. 4:1-4; Jude 1:20.)
All lies (and even ‘just’ a “little leaven” or deception) stem directly from Satan, the father of all liars. And the only way to escape, withstand, and overcome lies, is to grow in the true knowledge of God’s Word. This is why the unchangeable Truth of the Bible will always pertain to everything here on earth.
The commandments of Jesus in Lu. 11:9 to “ask, seek, and knock” [throughout our whole lives] are verbs. This means, these are words that show action needs to be taken; we must DO something to receive whatever we need from God. So, Jesus underscored these commandments with the following promise, "For everyone who asks, receives. He who seeks, finds. And to him who knocks, it will be opened."
However, Jesus will not place His Kingdom in our hearts or open heaven for us if we interpret His Word our way. God’s Word is eternal, indestructible, and will forever remain All Truth, as taught by the Holy Spirit Himself, Who came to “lead us into all truth” for as long as we are willing to follow Him, (Jn. 16:13.)
We can be certain that the Bible was written for yesterday, today, and for all eternity.
And as long as we are living on this side of the grave, Jesus, God’s Word, and all His commandments in the context of His Moral Law, will always remain “relevant” to every area of our lives, (Jn. 13:34.)