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The world’s sliding scale of ethics and morality provides a fitting non-foundation for a society
enamored with limitless personal freedoms without the corresponding personal responsibility.
It is perfect for people who want to feel good about themselves no matter how they live.
It makes “sense” to those who see no ultimate purpose for their lives.

Immorality Happens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14) is not limited to sex outside of marriage.

God commands us to abstain from all sexual immorality, including premarital sex
(fornication), homosexuality, incest, voyeurism, bestiality, public nudity and much
more (see Leviticus 18 and 20).

In the New Testament, Paul adds licentiousness, uncleanness and lewdness (Ephesians 4:19),
which largely deal with liberal attitudes towards sexual matters.

Men seem to “get away” with adultery while unfaithful women are considered tramps.
This double standard is ancient. In John 8:3-11, a crowd was ready to stone a woman caught
“in the very act,” but where was the adulterous man?

God’s Word, however, deals with both sexes equally.

It does not take sexual sin lightly either. Leviticus 20:10 commands death for both participants
for adultery, as well as for sodomy and homosexuality (verse 13). Paul reminds us that God
killed twenty-three thousand Israelites in one day for sex sins (I Corinthians 10:8).
In Abraham’s day God destroyed five entire cities by fire for their aberrant sex practices.
God sent the Israelites and Jews into captivity for immorality, among other reasons.

Jesus struck the heart of the matter in His Sermon on the Mount.
Christians must not even lust after another—fantasizing or committing sex with them mentally
(Matthew 5:27-28).
Nowadays, many psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors actually advise people to fantasize,
or perhaps even have a “little fling.” Advertisements and fashions all play to the lust of the flesh,
making it increasingly more difficult to obey Jesus’ command. Teens sometimes scorn their peers
if they are still virgins by fourteen. This topsy-turvy world has completely lost its understanding
of this commandment.

Flee Sexual Immorality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much like our big cities today, ancient Corinth was filled with sexual temptations. Paul advised
the brethren there to “flee sexual immorality” (I Corinthians 6:18). Too often we flee, yet leave
a forwarding address! It is unwise to hang around people, places or situations that tempt us
into sex sins (Proverbs 5:3-14; Genesis 39:7-12). When we flirt with temptation, we can end
up as an ox going to slaughter (Proverbs 7:6-27).

Why should we flee temptations? Revelation 21:8 states that God will sentence the sexually
immoral to the Lake of Fire, right along with murderers, idolaters, liars and other unrepentant
sinners. Paul adds, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?”
Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,
nor sodomites . . . will inherit the kingdom of God. (I Corinthians 6:9-10)

But for us, it is a slippery slope to the second death. Through His law, God has provided us
a fixed standard, a pattern of approved behavior that is valid and profitable for anyone in
any place at any time.

We have a God who does not change (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8), and since His Word is
based on His very character, it does not change either. This is the factor that allows us
to have unshakable faith in Almighty God and His purpose for us. And we need such an
unshakable faith during these last days. Paul warns us in II Timothy 3:1 that our time
would be “perilous” to us because of our belief in the truth of God.

The apostle then lists specific attitudes (verses 2-5), many of which apply to these
three examples of traditional ethics and morality being turned upside-down. Though
the world continues to increase its store of knowledge, the people and their leaders
are always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

One day, hopefully soon, the folly of man’s misguided immorality will be revealed
by the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God.
Then, “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14), and the problems will truly
begin to be solved.

 

  • The Berean

 

 



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“There exists a vanity that is carried out on the earth, that there exist righteous ones

to whom it is happening as if for the work of the wicked ones, and there exist wicked

ones to whom it is happening as if for the work of the righteous ones.

I said that this too is vanity.”

Ecclesiastes 8:14

Do Not Blame God_Trust Him In Everything

The righteous seem to receive all of the bad things, and the wicked
seem to go through life unscathed, untouched. They have the big
cars and the nice houses on the hill. They can take fancy vacations.
Nothing bad ever seems to happen to them.

A main reason that I Peter 2:18-24 was written is to warn us that
sometimes the innocent are caught in God’s justice. They will have
to suffer for something that they have not caused. The test for
us is whether we will be able to accept God’s justice, His judgment,
and take it in the same spirit that Christ did. If anyone could ever
cry out, “Unfair! Unfair!” Jesus Christ would have to be the One.

How about us? What trials have we gone through, in which we did
not cause the trial but became caught in somebody else’s sin?
It is very easy in such cases to cry out to God, “Unfair! Unfair!
God, why are You allowing this to happen to me?”
The implication of our complaint is, “After all the good things
that I’ve done for You, God, You treat me like this.”
We are, in effect, trying to vindicate ourselves.
We become frustrated and accusative, never even stopping to
think that, if we received truly fair treatment, we would get
what happened to Nadab and Abihu and Ananias and Sapphira!

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[In regards to Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, please read Leviticus 10:1-3]

It would seem that God’s intent in the passage was not to draw
our attention to the exact violation itself but the attitude of the
men who violated God’s law.

They betrayed a carelessness, an irreverence, a want of faith,
most surprising and lamentable. A precedent of such evil tendency
was dangerous, and it was imperatively necessary, therefore,
as well for the priests themselves as for the sacred things, that
a marked expression of the divine displeasure should be given
for doing that which “God commanded them not.”

The hearts of Nadab and Abihu were that which really were
judged that day when God consumed them by fire. Their deeds
of recklessness and disobedience merely indicated the rebellion
of their own dark hearts.

{Death of Nadab and Abihu and its implications as explained by Jacob Allee}

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[In regards to Ananias and Sapphira, please read Acts 5:1-11]

{Their brashness of offering false worship to God revealed their evil hearts}

Almighty God Yahweh/Jehovah wants to see if we have faith
in His judgment, in Him as an absolutely Perfect Judge.
Do we trust Him, or do we only trust Him when the going is good?

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John W. Ritenbaugh
Excerpted from: Justice and Grace



 

2011 FOOD CRISIS

Grain shortages, soaring prices, food riots Mar 2011’s beginning

Violent food riots in Iran, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
and Mozambique and mounting protests in
India, Jordan, Indonesia and elsewhere at the very
outset of 2011 are alarming many government officials.
They fear extreme weather conditions that have wiped out
thousands of acres of crops in the world’s largest grain exporting
nations portend skyrocketing prices and widespread
uprisings throughout the world as the new year
begins.
In 2008, higher grain prices triggered food riots and
protests in nearly three dozen poor countries, including
Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico, Kenya, Somalia, Burkino Faso
and Cameroon. Philippe Chalmin, a French economic adviser,
said Jan. 6 that violence could especially flare this
spring because of a spike in cereal grain prices.
“I’m very concerned. … For the cereals, I expect very
strong tension around March, April. There are no more
stocks available with the large exporters,” Chalmin told the
Bloomberg news agency, which reported that corn prices
rose 52 percent and wheat prices 47 percent in Chicago last
year.
The Washington Post reported on Jan. 14: “The state of
emergency in Tunisia has economists worried that we may
be seeing the beginnings of a second wave of global food
riots. Battered by bad weather and increasing demand from
the developing world, the global food supply system is
buckling under the strain.”
The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization
(FAO) announced that its food price index jumped 32 percent
to an all-time high in the second half of 2010, “surpassing
the previous record, set in the early summer of
2008, when deadly clashes over food broke out around the
world, from Haiti to Somalia,” the Post reported. “We are
entering a danger territory,” a top FAO official warned.

 

FOOD RIOTS IN ALGERIA

Algeria_Food Riots_Survival of the Fittest


Estimated corn reserves were cut to about half the level in
storage at the start of the 2010 harvest; soybean reserves
are at the lowest levels in three decades, and the ratio of
stocks to demand is expected to fall later this year to “levels
unseen since the mid-1970s,” msnbc.com reported Jan. 14.
“I haven’t seen numbers this low that I can remember in the
last 20 or 30 years,” Dennis Conley, a University of Nebraska
agricultural economist, told MSNBC. “We are at
record low stocks. So if there is any kind of glitch at all in
the U.S. weather, supplies are going to remain tighter, and
we might see even higher prices.”
Many mainstream news media outlets and economists
are starting to realize that massive grain shortages,
steeply rising food costs and worsening hunger in Third
World countries pose a grave threat to the global economy
and world peace.
These ominous end-time developments were predicted hundreds
of years ago in Bible prophecy and are coming to
pass with alarming speed! So far this year, corn is up 63
percent; wheat, 84 percent; soybeans, 24 percent; and
sugar, 55 percent in price!
As the Philadelphia Remnant recently forewarned regarding
the black horse of famine described in the Book of
Revelation: “The black horse symbolizes grain shortages,
steeply rising food costs and mass starvation, which is beginning
to accelerate as the black horse starts to gallop
throughout the world! … This scene described by the Apostle
John shows extreme inflation and severe grain
shortages. No longer will food costs be relatively inexpensive!”
(“The Black Horse Gallops,” September/October issue)
“The price of grains began to rise last fall after fires in Russia
wiped out hundreds of thousands of acres of grains and
heavy rain destroyed much of Canada’s wheat crop. The
problems were followed by hot, dry weather in Argentina
that devastated the soybean crop of the key exporter. This
month, floods in Australia destroyed much of the country’s
wheat crop,” the Washington Post reported. Much of the
Ukraine’s grain harvest also was eradicated by extreme
heat.
JP Morgan, a major investment bank, said Australian food
prices could rise as much as 30 percent in coming months
as a result of devastating floods in the Queensland region,
which is one of the world’s largest exporters of wheat and
sugar cane. Other grains, fruits and vegetables also have
been adversely impacted.
“The bank’s chief economist in Australia said 50 percent of
crops had been affected by the floods, with 20 percent
wiped out,” the BBC reported on Jan. 11. Flooding also
damaged crops in Pakistan last year.
In a Jan. 12 article, the Financial Times reported: “The
world has moved a step closer to a food price shock after
the U.S. government surprised traders by cutting stock
forecasts for key crops, sending corn and soybean prices to
their highest level in 30 months.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the nation’s
2010 corn stockpiles will fall to 745 million bushels or 18.9
million tons, the lowest since 1996. It predicted that global
corn production will plunge by 20.1 million tons, 17 percent
worse than expected in December.

ONION/POTATO VENDOR IN INDIA WITH SCALES

India_onion potato vendor with scales


U.S. soybean stockpiles may slide to
3.82 million tons before this year’s
harvest from 4.49 million tons estimated
last month and 4.1 million tons
last year, the USDA said. Global soybean
inventories were projected at
58.28 million tons before the next harvest
versus 60.1 million tons estimated
in December and 60.2 million tons a
year ago.
Meanwhile, soybean production in Argentina,
the world’s third-largest producer,
is forecast to fall 15 percent to
47 million tons this year because of
severe drought. India’s billion people
are seeing food prices rising at an annual
rate of 18 percent – with the steepest increases for
onions and potatoes, which have doubled in price.
“Some experts warned that the world could be on the verge
of a ‘nightmare scenario’ of cut throat competition for the
control of shrinking supplies,” the Telegraph reported on
Jan. 7, noting millions of the world’s poor must spend 80
per cent of their income on food. Adding 80 million people
a year, the world’s population is expected to soon exceed
seven billion. A sharp increase in prices could be catastrophic.
Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute president, told the
Telegraph: “The reality is that the world is only one poor
harvest away from chaos. We are so close to the edge that
politically destabilizing food prices could come at any
time.”
Brown said if a heat wave were to hit Chicago and the Midwest
(the U.S. breadbasket), like what scorched Moscow
and Russia’s crops last year, the U.S. harvest could slump
40 percent, spiraling prices “off the chart” and causing “the
global economy to start to unravel.” Such weather extremes
are increasing, he noted.
In the Jan. 10 issue of Foreign Policy, Brown observed: “In
France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, wheat yields
are no longer rising at all. These three countries together
account for roughly one-eighth of the world wheat harvest.”
He predicted the unrest in recent weeks is “just the beginning.

… It is … spreading food shortages and rising food
prices – and the political turmoil this would lead to – that
threatens our global future.”

Revelation 6:5-6 describes this frightening development
with graphic symbolism: “When He (Christ) opened the
third seal, I heard the third living creature say, ‘Come and
see.’ So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who
sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. And I heard a
voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, ‘A
quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for
a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.’ ”

This scene shows extreme inflation and severe grain shortages.
No longer will food costs be relatively inexpensive!

Christ showed in the parable of the vineyard workers that a
denarius, a form of Roman currency, was a full day’s
wage! (Matthew 20:1-2)

The black horse symbolizes a time when a full day’s wage
will buy only about a quart of wheat and only three quarts
of barley for extremely expensive loaves of bread! No
longer will bread be abundant or inexpensive!
Look for global food shortages to become more acute,
prices to soar and tensions to escalate into violence in
2011 as hungry people turn desperate and Bible
prophecies are fulfilled in greater intensity!


excerpted from “Philadelphia Remnant Magazine January/February 2011”



BUSY: Being Under Satan’s Yoke?


The Devil’s Convention ….


Satan called a worldwide convention of demons.

In his opening address he said, “We can’t keep Christians from going to church.”

“We can’t keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth.”

“We can’t even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their savior.”

“Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken.”

“So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners,

BUT steal their time, so they don’t have time to develop a relationship with

Almighty God Jehovah and Jesus Christ, His Son.”


“This is what I want you to do,” said the devil: “Distract them from gaining

hold of their Savior and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!

” “How shall we do this?” his demons shouted. “Keep them busy in the non-essentials

of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds,” he answered.

“Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow.”

“Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work

6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles.”

“Keep them from spending time with their children.”

“As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the

pressures of work!” “Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear

that still, small voice.”

“Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive.”

“To keep the TV, VCR, DVD, CDs and their PCs, going constantly in their

home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays

non-biblical music constantly.”

“This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ.”

“Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers.”

“Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day.”

“Invade their driving moments with billboards.”

“Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes,

and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products,

services and false hopes.”

“Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands

will believe that outward beauty is what’s important, and they’ll become

dissatisfied with their wives.”

“Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night.”

” Give them headaches too! “If they don’t give their husbands the love they

need, they will begin to look elsewhere; thus committing adultery!”

“That will fragment their families quickly!”

“Even in their recreation, let them be excessive.”

“Have them return from their recreation exhausted.”

“Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God’s creation.

Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead.

“Keep them busy, busy, busy!”

“And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk

so that they leave with troubled consciences.”

“Crowd their lives with so many good earthly causes they have no time to seek

power from Jehovah God and His Son, Jesus Christ.”

“Let them be involved in soul-winning, but crowd their lives with so many causes

that they have no time to seek power from God and Christ. Soon they will be

working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good

of the cause.”

“It will work!” “It will work!”

It was quite a devilish clever plan!

The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere

to get busier and more rushed, going here and there and everywhere.

Having little time for their God or their families.

Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes?

You be the judge!!!!!

 

Does “BUSY” mean: Being Under Satan’s Yoke?


Satan’s goal is to take our minds away from Jehovah God and Jesus Christ

and steer us towards the cares of the world. God wants us to enjoy life,

but He must be our first priority in our lives.If we are too busy for the

One True God Jehovah and His Son, Jesus Christ, then we are too

busy being earthly busy. The Day of Wrath of Jehovah and Jesus Christ

Second Coming is upon the whole world; Wake Up and Pray Up and

not be lead away by Satan’s schemes and temptations or else we’ll have

to face the consequences with regrets and be written out of the

Book of LIFE and God’s Kingdom.


The HOUR is at HAND.


The Hour is at Hand



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Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice and choices

made are acted upon the *free will* given by God above. Free will means God

does not force our conscience not our actions on any decision that we make.

Free will allows one to choose between being righteous and doing what is right

or being wicked and doing what is evil in the eyes of Almighty Jehovah God.

In life, there’s always two choices or two roads, righteous or evil which leads

to good or bad ramifications. This is the freedom of free will.

Two Roads

Choosing the one that is easy and smooth but wicked, no back breaking

effort to attain whatever your heart desires; a shortcut to everything

which is much much easier than virtue itself, will only bring one reward

and that is, the easy way, with no substance or anything of glory to shout

about and maybe even have to do time behind bars chained with irons of

sorrow and a lifetime full of regrets.

Two Choices

The other of good but harder road with it’s winding twist, bends and turns

will inevitably reward with the right results because this path taken is walked

with righteousness and peace with right thoughts and actions and the blessings

it brings, will be satisfying, self-gratifying and worthy of the Lord God Almighty.

You’ll have to face the consequences of your own acts and if your actions are

right and pure in God’s eyes and also that in your fellow man’s eyes, you’ll reap

good consequences; if not, you’ll suffer and sorrow terribly for it. Though, for

some, punishment may not be immediate but it follows on in your life and in

the lives of your son/sons and later generations to come. They’ll have to pay

the penalty for your sins.

It’s in the wise sayings of King Solomon, “You’ll reap what you sow.”

It’s the unchangeable laws of nature.

Sooner or later everyone sits down to their own banquet of consequences.

In other words, you can choose what you want to do, but you can’t choose

the consequences for your choices! So, act wisely and carefully, because

you are ultimately accountable to Jehovah God and also to Jesus Christ

in the end. You will reap what you sow into your life, whether you sow bad

and evil seeds or good and fruitful seeds. To each his or her own.

Henceforth, good trees will bear fruitful productive fruits while bad trees

yield rotten bad fruits; and so shall a man be defined by what flows out

from his heart through his words and thoughts.

To surmise this in brevity :

It’s the nature of life, you can never lose anything that really belongs

to you, because it’s what God has accounted and measured out to you

according to the seeds you sow; and you cannot keep whatever that

which belongs rightfully to someone else.

© Keziah – January 7 2009



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Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them,

I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock.

house-built-upon-a-rock


And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,

and beat upon that house; and it fell not : for it was founded upon a rock.

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And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not,

shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand.


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And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,

and beat upon that house; and if fell: and great was the fall of it.



THE BIBLE


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Moral of the Story/Parable by Jesus Christ :


House built on a solid rock foundation will withstand and survive from

the snares of the world ; whereas …

House built on slippery sand will not be able to counter the storms of

the world and will ultimately fall.

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We must build ourselves upon the rock of Jesus Christ, the way to eternal

life and not on the tempting and snaring death, sandy path of the Devil.



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“From dust we are formed and so to dust shall we return;
Yet we prolong our fate of death for it is everlasting life we yearn.”

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Adam and Eve banished by God from Garden of Eden

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Humanity suffers eternal damnation from sins of Adam and Eve; a bad decision

on account of the influential sweet-talking-promising-the-world Devil aka Satan.

Eve’s weakness on juicy temptations clearly signifies how we as humans make

poor judgment most of the time and suffer the ramifications of our choice for

a long time. Men must always remember and take note also that women are

powerfully innocent creatures by subtle ways of influence because Eve by

persuasion alone has gotten Adam to sin as well with a forever-stuck-proof

of an “Adam’s apple” and eternally laboring for needs and wants.

By disobeying God and listening to smooth-oiled words of Satan, they chose

the tree of knowledge rather than the tree of life and humanity has been

sweating and toiling their fruits of disobedience till now and still will

go on infinitely. The irony of it is that mankind with their expansive

knowledge haven’t a clue where the elixir of eternal life lies; they with

their arrogant ways attempt and endeavor on all sorts of variety of cures

of magical wonder drug to delay and prolong a mortal soul; which in fact

God had already set in motion a plan to grant humans an everlasting life

to begin with. This was a gift given freely by God Himself when He first

created Mankind. And that gift had charred and went up in smoke; just

by two souls who weren’t strong enough to resist temptation and their

disobedience to God’s commands.

So, at the end of everyone’s journey on earth, one still die and sleep in

one’s grave till ‘the way to eternal life’ Jesus Christ comes the

second time around. When we die, our body and soul dies in sleep

but our spirit is taken back by God. Some of us will be resurrected

to everlasting immortal life and some will be to eternal damnation

and extermination, come God’s judgment day; that is the

Day of Jehovah, the Day of the Wrath of GOD.

There is life following death after all, and that is the transformation

from a mortal and bodily soul to an immortal spiritual one on condition

that we accept Jesus Christ as our Messiah and also acknowledging

him as the son of God. Jesus is the only one and true way, the elixir

of life to Jehovah God and without him as our redeemer, mankind

and their unrepentant evil wicked ways will cease to exist.

We cannot be reconciled with God if not for the intervention of Jesus

on our behalf; a Mediator and Savior for our lives.

I am the Light and the Way to GOD and Eternal Life

I am the Light and the Way to GOD and Eternal Life ...

“BELIEVE IN ME AND ALSO BELIEVE IN HIM WHO SENT ME;

FOR YOU SHALL GAIN EVERLASTING LIFE.

ANYONE THIRSTING, COME FOLLOW ME

AND I SHALL TAKE YOU TO MY FATHER’S HOUSE

AND TO THE RIVER OF WATER OF LIFE

FOR IT IS FREE TO ANYONE WHO WISHES TO DRINK FROM IT.”

© keziah boey 13th June 2008



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