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Kingdom Living

The Kingdom of God vs. Sport   (49 KB)   
Let us take a golden leaf from the Puritans’ book and live a serious life in front of God by dropping any frivolous pursuits from our lives by making sure that our activities are all to the glory of God making certain that we have no love for the world or for the things in it: "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, te love of the Father is not in him."(1Jo 2:15)

The Kingdom of God vs. Culture    (49 KB)   
Most Christians today equate Culture with the Bible, in some instances even putting it above the Word of God. But culture is generally evil and has NO part in the Kingdom of God as Jesus testifies (Joh 18:36).Joh 18:36

The Kingdom of God vs. Competition   (65 KB)   
The Bible teaches exactly the opposite of everything Competition teaches and stands for. The idea that pitting one person against another to determine which one is best strikes at the very heart of what Jesus said in His commandment to love one another. (Joh 13:34)It also flies in the face of another one of Christ's examples; that of washing the disciples' feet and then he said, "And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all." (Mar 10:44).

The Kingdom of God vs. Democracy   (48 KB)   
These days we are heavily bombarded from every side that democracy is the answer to most of the evils in today's world. We are constantly told how concerned we should be to support and promote democracy and every effort is made to export democracy to everywhere, even tough the locals may not want it. The idea of democracy stems out from the humanistic view that man is generally good, and arguments for democracy are forcibly advanced (even by Christian President) because this view believes that mankind is generally good and decent and would act wisely together. This concept is untrue for the Bible instead presents the Christian doctrine of the fallen condition of every single natural man and consequently of the whole human race. "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." (Gen 6:5)

The Kingdom of God vs. Feminism     (78 KB)   
We note that the roots of feminism are found in the anti-God Humanistic movement of the late 18th century, fuelled by the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution. This leftist movement had to wait till the WWI and the Bolshevik Revolution to begin to flourish, but its blooming came into its full glory only after WWII and the ensuing spawning of Democracy. During WWI many men went to war and many died during that time, but there was need to keep the budding Industrial Machine running and so women were enlisted to do the men’s work. It was during WWII that the thing really took off with more men to war and the industrial need even greater to keep the war organisation running and women finding themselves manning the great Industrial Machine. More men died in this second great war and when the remainder returned home found that the women had began to like the power of their own money and fuelled by the ungodly egalitarian tenets of the Bolshevik doctrine and the budding concepts of democracy, they began to really mutineer in earnest and like Eve of old rebelled against God and man. Thus, then as now woman was enticed by the evil one to be her own "person" with desire to "actualize" herself that she fell into transgression.

The Kingdom of God vs. Homosexuals   (60 KB)   
In the NT reference to men that lie together like with a woman is found in 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 using the plain Greek word arsenokoites, which is a compound word composed of arsen meaning man in the sense of male adult, and koites meaning bed. The word koites comes to us through Latin in the form of coitus, which immediately conveys the proper flavour of the Greek word. Thus arsenokoites literally means man-bedder, with the meaning of men having sex with each other. It is an expression for this type of sexual intercourse. Interesting to note what may be just a coincidence, the word “arse” which is the same as the English one, and “koites” similar to “coitus”.

The Kingdom of God vs. Women Preachers    (92 KB)   
How could a woman possibly be a preacher when she is forbidden to teach or to have any authority over men, or even speak? Women can only be preachers if they openly disobey the Bible’s teaching.

The Kingdom of God vs. Art   (47 KB)   
Art (the making of statues, pictures, etc) is the pursuit of useless things having no bearing on practical life, it serves no other purpose but to exalt the inflated ego of mankind and, indeed, it has the potential to lead men into idolatry as we see plenty example all around us. If men were to channel all the energies and vanity and resources they pour into art in thing more useful, the world would be a better place and many more practical things would be around to alleviate the suffering of many poor people in this valley of tears.

The Kingdom of God vs. Hypocrites    (46 KB)   
Jesus calls the Pharisee "hypocrites", a Greek word that means "actors" Hypocrites (hupokrites) were people "stage players" who played roles on the stage; play-acting, carrying out fake roles pretending to be someone they were not, also who wore costumes and masks to hide who they really were. In a theatre of the Greek kind, these actors wore masks in front of their faces (hiding their real selves). The masks indicated which "person or even god" each actor represented.

The Kingdom of God vs. Copyright   (45 KB)   
The facts of life are that everything, but absolutely everything belongs to God, even our own life. There is NOTHING that exists that God did not create from nothingness. He is the absolute owner of everything, even our own souls, and has Sovereign control and Power over anything, as Scripture attests.

The Kingdom of God vs. Socialism   (45 KB)   
Today we have witnessed a reinvigoration of radical socialist ideology in government, including radical activists in the various congresses, the judiciary, labor unions, teachers’ unions, universities, and numerous posts in the government itself, including the Presidency. The arguments of socialism—welfare, socialized universal health care, regulation and taxation of business, attacks on “the rich,” etc. is resounding throughout America and Europe like never before.

The Christian's Rewards    (44 KB)   
The Bible speaks a lot about Rewards both as a recompense for doing good and a due punishment for wrong doing. Most people think of rewards in terms of material gains, but it was not material prosperity which Jesus promised his disciples. In fact He promised them trial and tribulation, suffering, persecution and death, for His name’s sake. (Luk 21:12; Mat 10:21,22)

Yoked unequally   (49 KB)   
In the Bible there are things that must not be put together (Yoked) for that mixing can damage the other, or both. Many of these recommendations are for practical natural purposes intended for the well being of people and nations on this earth. We must not spiritualise everything.

Of Man and Woman   (46 KB)   
The account of creation in Genesis has to be taken as real for the whole Biblical foundation rests on that, if taken as a myth then the whole Bible is but a fairy tale as heathen and some liberal ‘Christians’ claim today as a direct result of Evolution’s tenets.

Professing Christians Warned   (59 KB)   
Evangelistic methods employed in evangelical Christianity over the last century and a half have given rise to a policy of equating salvation with a profession of faith in Christ. Many never doubt the eternal destiny of their souls because they followed the procedure prescribed from the pulpit or in the "gospel" tract. They have been told that to question one's salvation is to question God. They have obediently followed steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 which supposedly adds up to salvation; therefore, because they have followed the plan, they assume themselves to possess eternal life. However, I encourage every professor of faith in Christ to "give diligence to make your calling and election sure" (2Pe 1:1O).

Cannot be MY Disciple   (51 KB)   
Jesus calls all that believe in Him to become His Disciples and sets the rules for that. To be a Disciple of Christ means to receive His teaching and putting it into practice, that is walk with Him in His way. It is not an easy walk, but God gives Grace to His own. The disciple partakes in the suffering of Christ and he rejoices in His glory. (1Pe 4:13).  And what a Disciple does?  Obeys the Commandments of Christ and for this Jesus will call him His friend: “You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.” (Joh 15:14)

Was Jesus Wealthy   (50 KB)   
There is a modern school of evangelists that proclaim that Jesus was a rich man, this they say to support their position by twisting Scripture, but the words of Jesus dispel this fancy notion. Jesus, above, in His human nature "the son of man," expresses the poverty and condition of his human nature, for even the most despicable of creatures in the earth and air were richer than He. This He said, to convince the Scribe of his mistake; who expected much worldly grandeur and wealth, by becoming His disciple.

Are you ready for Christ's Return   (46 KB)   
The Lord’s return (second coming) will NOT be secret or silent, and from that we know for sure that Jesus Christ has not returned as yet, for the “day of the Lord” will be heralded with a great shout to be heard all over the earth by the powerful voice of the archangel together with the great sound of a trumpet and His overpowering effulgence seen by all. “Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him …...” (Rev 1:7 AV) It will be a visible public happening leaving no one in doubt that the Lord of lords has arrived, leaving no one with any excuses that they will have to render an account to Him of their lives.

Be Ye Perfect   (42 KB)   
Be ye perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. Now this is a tall order for us humans, indeed impossible. In no way we can be perfect on our own as God is, for our spiritual hearts are continually evil (Gen 6:5) and desperately wicked (Jer 17:9).
The context here is in the relation between ourselves and other humans, in that we are to do good to all men as God that is perfect does good to all men. He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. (Mat 5:45). So our perfection in this context is to: “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” (Gal 6:10 AV)