Peer Review of GMO Safety Studies Finds Significant Flaws

GMO Awareness

Studies significantly inadequate or flawed

BREAKING NEWS: a new peer reviewed study of the Ag-Biotech industry’s so called ‘long term safety studies’ has found them to be “significantly inaccurate or flawed” and lacking in proof of safety.

And these are just short-term animal feeding studies… because nearly two decades after genetic engineered ingredients have been present in the majority of processed foods found in your grocery store, NO long term human health studies have ever been performed.

Why is no research being done on the potential human health risks of GMOs? The ag-bio companies won’t let it happen.

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Robert F Kennedy Jr: CDC an “edifice of fraud”

Dead on.

Jon Rappoport's Blog

Robert F Kennedy Jr: CDC an “edifice of fraud”

by Jon Rappoport

January 16, 2017

(For Part-1, click here)

Robert Kennedy, Jr. “All the things that I do are bent on forcing this [vaccine] debate out into the open—because once the science is in the open, the CDC’s position is so fragile, it’s an edifice of fraud, fraud stacked upon fraud, so high and so wobbly, that even a slight breeze of public scrutiny will topple it.”

Kennedy states that President Trump has appointed him to head up a task force investigating vaccine safety. The above quote indicates Kennedy, would, if given the green light, probe much more than the use of mercury in vaccines—his main topic of interest thus far.

This would be a very good thing. The CDC is most certainly an edifice of fraud. It has concealed many of its crimes over the years.

If he…

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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics and Oxalate Overload

Good article oxalates can prevent healing.

Floxie Hope

OXALATE-CRYSTALS

According to the wikipedia entry for oxalobacter formigenes, “Quinolone, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, kills O. formigenes. If a person’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract lacks this bacterium, and therefore lacks the primary source for the oxalyl-CoA decarboxylase enzyme, then the GI tract cannot degrade dietary oxalates which on digestion get absorbed easily and after some vitamin B6-modulated partial metabolical degradation in the body, is excreted in the kidney, where it precipitates with calcium to form calcium oxalate kidney stones.”

Basically, this means that quinolones (and some other antibiotics) kill oxalobacter formigenes, a bacteria in the GI tract that is crucial for breaking down oxalates. When oxalates aren’t broken down properly in the GI tract, they move on to the kidneys where they form calcium oxalate kidney stones.

Kidney stones aren’t the only problems that oxalates cause though. Oxalates cause methylation problems that inhibit detoxification. According to Dr. Rostenberg’s article, OXALATES…

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Feeding Your Probiotic Microbes

Humane Living

Trillions of organisms live in your digestive tract. These microorganisms are sometimes called intestinal flora, gut flora, or gut microflora, but the vast majority of them aren’t really flora in the sense of being plants, so I refer to them as microbes. In any case, these little critters are so important to your health and survival that some researchers consider them a vital organ.  You might think of microbes as dangerous, but 85% of them are helpful, or at least not harmful, to your body. You want the helpful microbes, which are known as probiotics, to be so plentiful and dominant in your body that there is no room or food for the harmful, disease-causing microbes, known as pathogens.  The benefits of a healthy colony of probiotic microbes include:

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Carnosine: The amino acid that is an antioxidant that is purported to support cellular rejuvenation and healthy aging.

Bliss Returned

Carnosine is a non-essential amino acid and is a combination of two other amino acids – alanine and histidine. It is found naturally in tissues like the muscles and brain, but its concentration in the body lowers with advancing age. Carnosine is an antioxidant and protects the cells in the body from free radical damage.  Carnosine  was discovered by Russian chemist V.Gulevich  Researchers in Britain, South Korea, Russia and other countries have shown that carnosine has a number of antioxidant properties that may be beneficial.

Carnosine has been proven to scavenge reactive oxygen species (ROS) as well as alpha-beta unsaturated aldehydes formed from peroxidation of cell membrane fatty acids during oxidative stress. Carnosine is a potent antioxidant which protects the body against free radical damage, by stopping the damaging effects of the free radicals before they can cause any ill health effects, such as heart disease and cancer.  Carnosine gives…

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Natural Anti-Biofilm Agents

The Science of Nutrition

(March, 2015)

Introduction

Biofilms are gelatinous masses of microorganisms capable of attaching to virtually any surface. According to the NIH, they factor into nearly 80% of all bacterial infections [Schachter, 2003] and are inherently resistant to antibiotics. Biofilms are what keep wounds from healing, and bladder infections recurring. They may also be why lyme disease lingers. Biofilms are at the heart (and lung) of bacterial pneumonia, and are the death of cystic fibrosis kids and burn patients. Biofilms cause tooth decay, gum disease, sinusitis, ear infections, and Legionnaires’ disease. Biofilms glom onto medical devices (e.g., heart valves, catheters, joint replacements) where they are deadly, or difficult to eradicate. Biofilms plague hospitals, and contribute greatly to our health care burden. [Hall-Stoodley et al., 2004]

Biofilms are also good for us. They line the digestive tract, especially the lower intestines, and the skin. Healthy biofilms contain many different species of bacteria working together to benefit humans. Many trillions of organisms protect us…

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Illness And Protein Intolerance.

Illness and Meat Intolerance.

I started this research because I wanted to help my fellow Lyme sufferers who had the MTHFR Gene Mutation. Which causes problems with the bodies ability to methylate. To learn more about that subject 

you can go to http://www.mthfr.net .  In my research I came to realize that anyone who has some form of chronic illness will have difficulty methylating. The more I read the more I realized I to was having methylation problems. So I am going to put the things that helped me and the things that I have seen others say have helped them. Please do research and listen to your body it will tell you what you need. When you try any diet change or herbal supplement only do one thing at a time so you will be able to identify anything that may cause you problems. If you are under treatment from a doctor always inform them of any supplements or diet changes you make.

 

One of the toxins that builds up is ammonia and our homocysteine levels to become to elevated. This can cause many toxins to build up in our bodies and blog clots can form. This condition is called homocystinuria.

When homocystinuria occurs our urine and body odor will smell like cat pee. When the condition gets worse the urine will become dark and smell like ammonia.

Remember the bible says do all things in moderation, listen to your body and do not over consume any one thing it can cause some very serious health problems.  

When we have difficulty methylating toxins build up in our bodies. We have difficulty processing proteins that contain Phenylalanine. We cannot completely avoid Phenylalanine because our bodies need them to survive  So the best we can do is limit our consumption of them.

Some things that contain Phenylalanine are milk products, nuts , animal flesh, eggs, seeds, wheat, and the worst one is aspertane.  Aspertane confuses the body and causes all kinds of health issues even a healthy person should avoid aspertane.

Reducing Toxins

One of the first things if you have not already done this is remove GMOs from your diet as much as possible. The bad health affects on the body have been proven. They have been shown to cause cancer, put wholes in the stomach and intestines, cause cellular damage and cause an imbalance in the enzymes in our bodies which gives things like Candida a good environment to thrive. A good website to learn about GMOs is http://www.nongmoproject.org 

Drink lots of unchlorinated water. Water can help flush the amonia and toxins from our blood stream.

One of the first things I introduced into my diet was a Betaine supplement (Trymethylglycine)it aids in the process of breaking proteins and fats down thus reducing the toxins that are released. It is produced from beets. If you overmethylate you should research before taking TMG.

The next thing we need to do is reduce our intake of refined carbohydrates and all types of sugar . They cause fluctuations in our sugar levels making it more difficult for our bodies to process proteins. Sugar comes in many forms such as fructose, brown rice syrup, tapioca syrup, rice bran syrup, maltose, glucose syrup, dextrose, sorghum pania, saccharin, carob syrup the list goes on and on, sugar is hidden in many forms. 

Any thing made with white all purpose flour is a processed carbohydrate and just about anything that has wheat that is packaged contains refined carbohydrates. most processed foods have folic acid which is man made and depletes enzymes that the body needs to utilize it quickly.  Folic Acid then builds up in the body and can cause many health issues. Folate is natural and far less toxic to the body.

Avoid artificial sweeteners they confuse the body and throw our  sugar levels off, some even throw our hormones out of whack which can contribute to the difficulty of the process of breaking down proteins.

Try your best to cut caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol from you diet because they affect the adrenals which will result in fluctuations in our sugar levels.

Now this is a list of things I have used or have seen others have success to assist the body at detoxing

Dandelion has many detoxing qualities and has been proven to protect the renal system. It has even been shown to inhibit cancer. It is very good at helping to remove heavy metals and other toxins from the body. The roots and leaves can be eaten, I prefer the flowers breaded and deep fried. You can also use it in tea form. There are tinctures but I have not tried them.

Chlorophyll has been found to assist in removing mercury and heavy metals and many other toxins. It has been shown to improve the health of our blood. 

I don’t know much about boron but if you are drinking chlorinated water then you have fluoride and bromide in your body which are toxic. Boron helps remove them from your body. Those are toxins that are very difficult to remove. 

Allicin is derived from garlic and has been shown to stimulate the liver into producing detoxifying enzymes. It comes in a supplement form.

Burdock root is not one I have experience with but spoke to many who have said it helped them to detox. I has been shown to be a diuretic which in itself would help remove toxins. Those with iron issues should not take it or curly dock they are high in iron.

Cilantro has been shown to remove heavy metals and remove many other toxins.

Ammonia is one of the most difficult things to remove and can accumulate in the brain and cause things  to easily cross the blood brain barrier that is why it is very important to follow as strict a diet as you can. I know it is difficult but the longer you do it the easier it gets. Once our kitchen gets adjusted for our new diet it actually becomes inconvenient to eat the bad stuff. 

Citrulline is another thing that helps remove ammonia from the body it has also been shown to fight infection. Citrulline is necessary for many of the bodies metabolic processes and helps maintain nitrogen balance. It can be found in melons, pumpkin, cucumbers and squashes. If taken in supplement be very careful I do not know anything about the safety of it or if you can take to much. Do your research before you try anything if you are not sure.

We need to increase our intake of the B Complex vitamins. I never take these in a supplement because most people have a bad reaction when they do this. If you do take a supplement form I would not take it on an empty stomach. The B Complexes needed are B12 (Colalamin) , B6 (Pyridoxine), and Methal Folate. These help with the methylation process and helps reduction the toxins. B12 is converted is converted to Methylcobalamin and 5-deoxyadenosylcobalamin. B12 cannot be produced by animals or plants they lack the ability to produce it, it takes bacteria to produce it. some probiotic strains can produce B12 if takin with cobalt.

Some good sources of B12 are spirulina , some foods are fortified with B12, and shellfish. If you have methylmalonic aciduria or homcystinuria then it may be best if a doctor administered it intravenously. 

Vitamin B6 is dependent on B2 (Riboflavin) but they cannot be taken together. Most fruits and vegetables have sufficient amounts of B6. When they are cooked most B6 is lost. I do not recommend taking B6 in a supplement because the levels can become to high in the body and can cause serious damage.

Good sources of B2 are leafy greens, vegetables, yeast and mushrooms. 

The only source of Methyl Folate I have found is in a supplement form online they were under the Trade names of Metafolan and Deplin.

Diet Changes Needed

Because we can not get all the nutrients that we need because of our inability to consume certain proteins in the quantities that most would we may have some vitamin deficiencies. I prefer to acquire them from natural sources. If you find it necessary to take supplement be very careful because some nutrients can be very toxic and damaging to the body if the levels get to high in our bodies.

One of the first things I did was buy some whey protein it has protein that does not contain phenylalanine. Be careful they add phenylalanine to some brands of whey protein. I have seen some whey protein that is produced for those who have methylation problems online. We need protein because it is a slow steady energy so it helps keep our sugar levels steady. Whey protein can be purchased in most health food stores and in the supplement areas of most stores.  Remember we still need to consume foods that have phenylalanine because it is necessary for us to live we just need to limit our intake. Fats also help level our sugar levels out.

Since our intake of fats will be low we will need a source of fat because it is a very important nutrient for the function of our whole body. If our body fat gets too low it can kill you. I alternate which fats I use so my body will not get a build up of any one thing. For example Olive Oil has Oleanolic Acid which has been shown to unblock the Nrf2 pathways but it can also build up in the body and become toxic.

Another source of good fats is butter it contains phospolipids which help protect our bodies cells from damage. It has also been shown to protect the digestive system. It also gives our body things it needs at a cellular level. Another benefit of butter is it contains butyric acid which helps protect the digest system. It has even been shown to reduce cancer rates. If you have a lactose intolerance then you could use Ghee instead it has the parts that cause the lactose intolerance removed but still has the afore mentioned benefits.

Another good source of fat is fish or krill oil. When you purchase them make sure they are mercury free. These have their own benefits, there are Omega 3s which are very good antioxidants and very good at protecting the cardiovascular system. 

Coconut Oil is another source of good fats it has been shown to protect the brain even enhance memory and it also helps fight pathogens, It has some detoxing affects.

Omega-6 is another fatty acid we need but our bodies cannot produce. Omega-3 which in found in fish oil and butter, and many other plant based oil is needed in higher amounts. To much Omega 6 can cause health problems.  It protects the heart and helps balance cholesterol levels. Good sources of Omega-6 are borage oil, primrose oil, nuts and olive oil. Most information I have come across recommends a 4 to 1 ratio, 4 Omega 3 to 1 Omega 6.

I forgot to list some sources of good carbohydrates so I will list them here because they also help keep our sugar levels steady. Vegetables, whole grains, unsweetened coconut, olives, milk, tomatoes and vinegar. 

Much of the iodine we get is from foods with refined starches and animal flesh that contains phenylalanine. Since we have to limit their intake our levels of iodine may drop. Iodine controls the functions of the thyroids which in turn has an influence on the metabolic processes in the body. It also helps optimize the use of our bodies calories. Most people need between 75 to 150 mcg of iodine a day.

Good sources of iodine are seaweed and seafood but I am not sure how to know if you are getting them from uncontaminated waters. Most table salt is fortified with iodine, other non ocean derived sources are watercress, eggs, and greens.  I do not recommend taking it in a supplement form because you can overload your thyroids with  it. 

When the thyroid glands become plugged or to protect you from radiation potassium iodide is used. Do not take this without a doctors supervision because you can cause some serious health problems because it will interfere with the good iodine in your body. 

Selenium helps protect the body from oxidative damage and infection. There are two types of selenium  , organic (Selenomethione) and inorganic (Selenate or Selenite). The Selenomethione is more readily absorbed  by the body but the inorganic will work also. This is something we may need to supplement  because the best sources are animal flesh and brazil nuts. I think I am going to try to find some brazil nuts because they are the best source and give us more then enough. Alternative sources of selenium are brazil nuts, brown rice, oatmeal, greens, bananas, potatoes and fruit.

Magnesium is important in pretty much  all functions of the body. Magnesium supports the immune system, prevents inflammation and reduces the risk of heart disease.

Magnesium and Calcium need each other. We need to try to balance the intake of them the best we can, don’t stress over it though as long as we don’t take one or the other in excess it will be ok.

Good sources of magnesium are greens, bananas, dried fruits like dates and figs, fresh fruits, asparagus, oatmeal, and chocolate. The recommended allowance is 400mg.

Calcium is important for more then strong bones and teeth, it also plays a rule in the function of our bodies sodium pumps which control the functions of our muscles and also many metabolic processes. It also helps maintain our bodies PH levels. When milk is pasteurized the calcium forms into a form that is difficult for our bodies to use.

Some good sources of calcium are greens, vegetables, oranges and shellfish.

Potassium helps balance our water and electrolytes. It helps in the metabolism of fats and also helps in removing waste from the body. It helps with the circulation of blood and helps stabilize our sugar levels. Too much Potassium can cause major health issues so I do not recommend taking a supplement try to get potassium from foods.

Good sources of potassium are oranges, bananas, coconut water which is also very good at balancing our electrolytes.

Sodium which most people know that we get from salt. They have spread so much paranoia on salt that there actually have been some deficiencies noted. Salt helps regulate fluid levels and is important in the functioning of the heart, muscles and nerves. Deficiencies in sodium can cause insufficiencies in the adrenals which can cause our sugar levels to fluctuate. Sodium also plays and important role in removing CO2 from the body. The recommended daily intake is 2300 mg.

I won’t get into the dangers of excess salt because most are aware of those dangers.

Zinc is important for vital function throughout the body including memory and the repair and functioning of the DNA. Zinc is also involved in the synthesis of protein and metabolism of carbohydrates. Zinc also can inhibit the production of cortisone.

Too much Zinc can inhibit the bodies ability to absorb copper. Some good sources of zinc are shellfish, oats, whole wheat.

Vitamin C dramatically increases the bodies ability to methylate and reduces oxidative stress. This is the most important vitamin in assisting with the methylation process along with it’s many other well known benefits.oo much vitamin C can damage red blood cells.

Good sources of Vitamin C are Oranges, Tomatoes, Apples, Kiwi, and many other fruits and vegetables. Magnesium ascorbate and Calcium ascorbate are the easiest on the stomach if you choose to supplement. 

Vitamin D helps regulate essential pathways of cellular metabolism. Vitamin D also helps regulate gene expressions. It also helps regulate epigenetic DNA methylation. Manmade vitamin D can cause health problems also.

I take Vitamin D3 it is more readily available for the body to use. Some sources of D are sunlight. Our bodies produce Vitamin D when sunlight contacts our skin. 

Ubiquinol is the unoxidized form of CoQ10 this is the form you want to take because Ubiquinie is the oxidized form. It is oil soluble so it has to be taken with a fat. The recommended daily allowance is 90 to 120 mg.

Vitamin E (Tocopherols, Tocotrienols) . Sometimes there are letters in front of the names. If the letters are DL it is man made an not easily used by the body.

Vitamin E protects us from oxidative stress. When in food such as oils it protects it from oxidation. It has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system, helps protect the body from cancer. This is were it gets difficult for us to cut down on phenylalanine because most foods that contain vitamin E also contain Phenylalanine for example nuts, seeds, broccoli all contain them but are some of the best sources of vitamin E. Some non phenylalanine sources of vitamin E are Mango, Kiwi, Tomato, greens, red colored fruits and vegetables and most cooking oils. The recommended daily allowance is 15 mg.

It has been shown to protect the cardiovascular system. It is involved in the processes that generate energy for the cells.

Molybdenum is needed to metabolize fats and carbohydrates. Molybdenum also helps reduce the build up of sulfate/sulfite in our bodies. The recommended daily allowance is 45 mcg. It is usually not necessary to take a supplement. Molybdenum also helps reduce ammonia levels.

Some sources of Molybdenum are green beans,leafy green vegetables, sunflower seeds, melons and unfiltered water.

Cholesterol can be produced by the body if it is necessary. Cholesterol is one of the most important elements it is involved in all functions of the body including breaking down and absorbing fats. It is also an antioxidant. It helps repair damaged cells and play an important role in the function of the lymph glands. Cholesterol is also important for balancing hormones and the manufacture of them. It has been shown to protect us from heart disease.

The bad cholesterol to avoid is the oxidised cholesterol found in processed foods and grain fed animals.  

Studies have shown that the cholesterol from grass fed animals is low in Oxidized Cholesterol. 

Copper increases energy production, aids in the metabolic processing of amino acids, helps regulate heart rhythm, balance the thyroid glands, it also helps our bodies use Iron more efficiently. I would not take in a supplement form because it is very difficult for our bodies to get rid of excess copper. Touch zinc can cause you body to lose copper and vice versa.

Taking excessive amounts of Vitamin C and Zinc could deplete our copper.

Some sources of copper are Mustard, Peppers, Cumin, Coriander leaf and other greens, Onions, Mushrooms, radishes, shellfish, nuts, seeds and chocolate.

Choline is needed to break down fats. Goods sources of choline are eggs milk products, and greens. If you get indigestion when eating fats you may be choline deficient.  If you get ill or headaches you may be having trouble breaking choline down.

Iron helps metabolize proteins, it is one of the most important factors in our blood. Iron helps regulate body temperature. This is one we may have to supplement because of our limited ability to eat animal flesh. The recommended allowance is 20 to 30 mg. To much iron can cause many serious health problems.  Also if we are ill we can appear to be iron deficient when we are not.

Good sources of iron are beans, dark leafy greens, raisin, melons, nuts and seeds. Vitamin C improves the absorption of Iron.

L-orithine, Lysine, and L-arginine amino acids are needed in the methylation process. Goods sources of those are oatmeal, raisins, melon, beans, fermented foods, spirulina, sea food, seeds and nuts.

We should also take a probiotic with active acidophilus cultures at least twice a day. To helps replace the  good enzymes that we have lost. Yogurt and Kefir also helps restore good  enzymes. Fermented foods like sauerkraut, and Kimchi help restore our bodies good bacteria and are loaded with micronutrients. 

 

There are some adaptogenic herbs which are known for helping to restore homeostasis. 

Jiaogulan is a herb that has been shown to restore homeostasis. It has been shown to increase gluthione production and reduce nitrate levels.

Suma is a ground root that is used for teas, tinctures, or in capsules. It is also an adaptogen which means it helps the body achieve homeostasis. It is also extremely nutritious..

Maca Root is also an adaptogen. It is full of nutrients it is a super food.  It is loaded with the electrolytes and vitamins needed for methylation. It can be used as a powder added to food or used as an herbal tea. It has also been shown to help the body with detoxing.

Holy Basil is an adaptogen that has been shown to reduce Cortisone levels.

Licorice Root Tea has been shown to help break down stress hormones and to heal the digestive system. Make sure it is deglyhinized,  if not it could have toxic effects.

Rehmannia Glutinosa has been found to ease symptoms of autoimmune diseases, is an adaptogen. Rehmannia also helps to detoxify the body. There are side affects so I would be careful using this one. Some of the side affects are bloating, diahrea, palpitations. Recommand usage is 9 to 30 grams per day.

Things That May Help With Blood Clots.

Use these things at your own risk. I never got blood clots because I was already using many of these when I first fell ill.

Garlic thins blood and may help with clotting. 

Grape Seed extract thins the blood has been shown to heal the nerves and protect the cardiovascular system.

Ginger thins blood and has many micronutrients

Curry Powder has Salicylates which hinders the effects of vitamin K in clotting.

Cinnamon thins blood but can be toxic in higher levels.

Tumeric has also been shown to thin blood.

Paprika has salicytate.

Herbs That Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

Green Tea Extract has many healing properties and has been shown to lower the oxidized cholesterol levels.

Artichoke Leaf Extract lowers LDL levels by limiting it’s synthesis also increases excretion from the liver. 

High Fiber diets have been shown to lower LDL levels and also will increase the butyric acid in your intestines. I mentioned the benefits of butyric acid earlier.

Apple Cider Vinegar, I am not sure how it works but have seen a lot of information claiming it reduces bad LDL

Policasanol prevents blood clots and helps regulate blood pressure. Has also been shown to balance cholesterol levels.

Coconut Oil has been shown to lower LDL levels and protects the good from oxidation.

Leaky Gut

I am not going to get into this deeply , I will cover it in another blog post. This is a list of things that help heal my leaky gut. Liquid Aloe Vera capsules twice a day. Ghee or butter about four ounces a day. I keep pepto-bismol on hand if things got too bad. I consumed a lot of fermented foods and yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance.

Cognitive Dissonance

Most know what cognitive means so I will cover what the Dissonance part of Cognitive Dissonance is. Dissonant means harsh jarring, grating, inharmonious, inconsistent, or contradictory.  Cognitive dissonance is the mental block you get when something disagrees with what you believe to be true.

So cognitive dissonance is the feeling of discomfort that can result from holding conflicting beliefs, views or behavior. Something must change in order to remove the dissonance.

Symptoms of Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive Dissonance can express itself as guilt, anger,frustration, or even embarrassment. This causes the inability to process new information because it would destroy ones perception of what one believes to be true.

When Cognitive Dissonance Occurs There Are Various Reactions We Can Have.

When this occurs we have a choices, choose to ignore the information and live in denial. Usually this results in a person becoming anxious and provoke them to deny the truth.

Some may respond with displacement. We may avoid an emotion we feel is unacceptable by focusing on the intellectual aspects instead of the facts.

We also may try to project what we feel onto someone else by trying to make them feel the emotions we may be feeling. We may even react negatively with anger or we may even tell lies to try to dispel the new information.

Another reaction is rationalization. We will try to rationalize our belief. We do this by supplying excuses or misguided reasons for our belief on the matter.

We can form a reaction by returning our mind to the previous state of our belief. We do this by unconsciously forgetting what caused our cognitive dissonance. Sublimation is pushing ideas into the unconscious so we can try to forget the new information.

Options We Have

We can ignore the information and remain in our state of being incorrect or ignorant.

We could use false reasoning to remain in the incorrect or ignorant state.

We could react against what made us come in to a state of cognitive dissonance.

Or we could use the idea or information , research and weigh the facts to come to a definitive yes or no answer.

Conformation Bias

Conformation bias is a type of cognitive bias that involves favoring information that confirms existing beliefs or ideas.

This impacts how people gather and interpret information. It hinders them finding the truth because they will gather and interpret information that confirms existing beliefs or bias. They are also hindered from finding the true answers because it also influences how they retain and remember information. When in a state of conformation bias we are prevented from looking at things objectively. We will look for information that paints our ideas or views in a good light and the opposing ideas or views in a negative light. This type of bias leads to faulty and poor decisions.

There are various ways we will do this. We will ignore information that does not fulfill our expectations. We will ask questions that tend to confirm our ideas or viewpoints. We will make assumptions that something is true without weighing all the facts.

Deductive Reasoning

In order to overcome cognitive dissonance we have to get rid of our conformation bias and use Deductive Reasoning.

Deductive reasoning is a top down reasoning. For example we develop an idea. We gather information then we use that information to come to a conclusion. So we must detach ourselves from what we believe to be true and weigh the facts.

An example of deductive reasoning.

1 All men are mortal. (Thought or idea)

2 I am a man. (Fact based hypothesis) Which is a conditional statement based on fact.

3 Therefore I am mortal because I am a man. (conclusion) made by developing the idea, gathering information and making a decision based on fact.

If you can not come to a decision sometimes it involves developing more ideas and gathering more facts to  come to conclusions and then comparing the conclusions. Be careful not to let your thoughts get the best of you by developing too many ideas because then you will lose yourself in all the data. Focus on gathering information based on facts that surround your idea.

Blog Navigation Page.

I am putting this page on here to help people navigate. It is a little difficult to organize things on here so I figured this would make it much easier. I am going to put the links to all my articles from health to spiritual. If you need to translate anything to your language or another language this is information on how to do that. https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/about/translate-to-your-language/

Also if you want to display scriptures that are on web pages this article will discuss that.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/how-to-display-scriptures-that-are-on-web-pages/

        These Links Are For Health And Illness

I wrote this because this is the advise that others gave me when I first found out I had Lyme. It is very scary and they helped me deal with all the issues that are involved with Lyme.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/lyme-disease-is-scarey/

This article is how to help strengthen your immune system.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/diet-to-help-support-the-immune-system/

A lot of people who are suffering from infections have heart problems, this article is about foods that can help with that.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/diet-to-help-with-pots-av-block-and-detox-issues/

A lot of people when ill will have joint and never problems, this is information that may help with that.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/nutrients-needed-for-joint-nerve-bone-and-ligament-repair/

I wrote this from asking many Lyme sufferers what their symptoms were in the order they occurred. Some of these symptoms could be from coinfections that Lyme sufferers usually have.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/most-common-symptoms-from-lyme-or-tick-born-disease/

I posted this link to another blog because this is something that is missed in a lot of Lyme Sufferers and they did a wonderful job of writing it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/mycoplasma-the-hidden-co-infection-of-lyme/

These are herbs I used that has really been helping me in my fight with Lyme.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/herbals-i-used-in-the-fight-with-lyme/

I did this post because I noticed that there are people taking herbs that can be dangerous. I will update it once in a while.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/dangerous-or-useless-herbs/

Spiritual Articles.

This article discusses how to use your bible.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/how-to-use-your-bible/

I did this article because of the evolution teaching and how much scientific theories get taught as fact when they are only theories.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/was-man-created-or-did-we-evolve/

This articles discussed jealous and envy, and how they can affect us.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/jealousy-or-envy/

This article discusses why Jesus is the Amen.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/jesus-is-the-amen/

I always wondered why Jesus was called the only begotten son. This study answers that question.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/why-is-jesus-the-only-begotten-son/

Most people think that the earth was God’s first creation. This article discusses how that is not true.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/what-was-gods-first-creation-hint-it-wasnt-the-earth/

This article discusses sin and how to identify it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/what-is-sin-and-some-steps-to-repenting/

This article is the continuation of what sin is and how to identify it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/what-is-sin-this-is-the-continuation-of-a-previous-study/

This article discusses why we should study the bible.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/reasons-for-studying-the-bible/

If you are worshipping in truth then you will be persecuted , this article discusses how to identify when you are being persecuted for righteous reasons.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/persecution-why-and-who/

You may not view posting on Facebook as a spiritual issue but it can be. This article discusses that.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/how-viral-posting-on-facebook-and-blogs-can-be/

This article discusses how to identify false religion.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/apostasy-false-worship/

This article discusses how our speech can affect our standing with God.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/language-or-speech-that-offends-god/

This article discusses how you  could be worshipping Satan with out even knowing it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/you-could-be-worshipping-satan-and-not-know-it/

This article discusses what the number 666 means.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/28/god-marks-his-people-satans-marked-also-666/

This article discusses what the heavenly kingdom is and exactly what it will do.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/what-is-the-heavenly-kingdom/

This article discusses why we should not fight wars and why God approved of it in the past.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/why-does-god-say-not-to-fight-wars-when-he-used-to-have-israel-fight-wars/

This article discusses what God’s name is and why we should use it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/why-use-gods-name-jehovah/

This article discusses how we can be happy even though we are living in perilous times.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/happiness-how-can-i-be-happy/

Most religions make God seem cruel or mean. It even seems like God doesn’t care about us. Why would such a loving God permit so much suffering. This article discusses that issue.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/is-god-cruel-or-mean/

This article discusses Love so we can learn to properly identify it so we can more easily find it.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/what-is-love-how-well-is-your-knowledge-of-love/

This article discusses which bible is the most accurate.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/what-is-the-best-new-testament-colwells-rule-of-bible-translation/

This article shows that those who fear man , or fear what others think will be destroyed.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/do-you-know-those-who-fear-what-others-think-about-studying-and-sharing-the-truth-will-be-destroyed/

This article discusses how Satan is mortal just like us.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/satan-and-the-demons-are-mortal-they-will-die/

There are a lot of false teaching about death and this article discusses those false teachings.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/the-true-condition-of-the-dead/

This article discusses that there will eventually be world peace.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/no-more-warthere-will-be-peace/

The pharisees received a baptism by fire to see what it is read this article.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/baptism-by-fire/

This article ask the question how many times can someone die. Most people get the answer wrong.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/how-many-times-can-someone-die/

This article discusses does God really work in mysterious ways?

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/does-god-work-in-mysterious-ways/

 

Was Man Created Or Did We Evolve?

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No Evidence Supporting Evolution.

There is no scientific evidence for the belief in evolution. When scientist make claims of findings supporting evolution and later they have been proven false they fail to remove those claims. Science is not supposed to be based on speculation but yet they teach things that are speculation as if they are fact. If we removed all the findings that have been proven false there would be no evidcnce left to support evolution.

Some writers,” says Robert Shapiro, professor emeritus of chemistry at New York University, “have presumed that all life’s building blocks could be formed with ease in Miller-type experiments and were present in meteorites. This is not the case.

Consider the RNA molecule. It is constructed of smaller molecules called nucleotides. A nucleotide is a different molecule from an amino acid and is only slightly more complex. Shapiro says that “no nucleotides of any kind have been reported as products of spark-discharge experiments or in studies of meteorites.” He further states that the probability of a self-replicating RNA molecule randomly assembling from a pool of chemical building blocks “is so vanishingly small that its happening even once anywhere in the visible universe would count as a piece of exceptional good luck.”

You can read about a talk he gave on it at this link.

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2008/10/nyu-chemist-robert-shapiro-decries-rna-first-possibility/

Researcher Hubert P. Yockey, who supports the teaching of evolution, says: “It is impossible that the origin of life was ‘proteins first.’” RNA is required to make proteins, yet proteins are involved in the production of RNA. What if, despite the extremely small odds, both proteins and RNA molecules did appear by chance in the same place at the same time? How likely would it be for them to cooperate to form a self-replicating, self-sustaining type of life? “The probability of this happening by chance (given a random mixture of proteins and RNA) seems astronomically low,” says Dr. Carol Cleland, a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Astrobiology Institute. “Yet,” she continues, “most researchers seem to assume that if they can make sense of the independent production of proteins and RNA under natural primordial conditions, the coordination will somehow take care of itself.” Regarding the current theories of how these building blocks of life could have arisen by chance, she says: “None of them have provided us with a very satisfying story about how this happened.”

Francis S Collins a geneticist who led the U.S. Government’s effort to decipher the human genome (DNA), said “Selfless altruism presents a major challenge for the Evolutionist. It cannot be accounted for by the drive of individual selfish genes to perpetuate themselves” He also said “Some people sacrificially give of themselves to those who are outside their group with whom they have absolutely nothing in common. That doesn’t seem like it can be explained by the Darwinian models.” With Darwinian models it would be survival of the fittest but yet that works contrary to that.

 

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Do Findings Of Neanderthals Support Evolution?

Recent discoveries have shown that Neanderthals were very intelligent. Erik Trinkans , professor of Physical anthropology at Washington University stated “Neanderthals were people, and they probably had the same range of mental abilities we do. “ Capabilities once thought unique to us have been shown be recent discoveries to have been linked to so called Neanderthals. New Scientist Said “Recent discoveries indicate that Neanderthals built shelters and hearths, controlled fire, wore cloths, and created glue to attach spear points to a shaft.” There is also evidence that they cared for sick individuals, wore symbolic ornaments and buried their dead. Does this sound like things that a primitive person would do.

They try to make claims that apes are proof of evolution. If that is the case why are they still here wouldn’t they have evolved into humans by now. They say that ape DNA is only two 2% different then mans. Anyone who know biology knows that is a huge leap.

They make drawings of what they perceive Neanderthals looked like and yet they don’t have accurate evidence to do that. Forensics expert Carl N Stephan says “Attempts to reconstruct evolution of man with drawings are likely biased, grossly inaccurate and invalid.” His conclusion is “Any facial reconstructions of earlier humanoids are likely to be misleading” In 2008 Scientific American said “Scientist have failed to find correlation between absolute or relative brain size and acumen among humans and other. Neither have they been able to discern parallel between wits and the size or existence of specific regions of the brain , except perhaps Brocas area” which is used for speech. A lot of research has show that whales and other animals have a language of sorts. Anyone who has owned a dog knows they even have their own barks that indicate different things. They have their happy to see you bark. They have their hey this is my property bark etc. So even that is not proof of evolution.

Science has shown that if an animal has a mutation of one extra or one less chromosome they usually can’t reproduce and in the rare instance that they can reproduce they are usually weakened or disabled in some way that would hinder their ability to survive making it unlikely to pass those genes on. I have never read any evidence showing these mutations result in a higher species.

Donald Chittick a Physical chemist who earned a doctorate degree at Oregon State University said “A direct look at the fossil record would lead one to conclude that animals reproduced after their own kind as Genesis states. They did not change from one kind into another. The evidence now as in Darwin’s day is in agreement with the Genesis record of direct creation.”

Earths Symbiotic Relationships Disprove Evolution.

The very fact that almost all life on earth is dependent on each other is proof in itself the impossibility of evolution. Almost all life is dependent on each others existence. The loss of one species of plants or animals can wipe out many others. If we came from a soup of molecules how would multiple of life forms come into existence that are very different but yet dependent on each other? Even fossil evidence shows that those symbiotic relationships have always been there. The bee is Dependant on the flower and the flower is dependent on the bee. There are thousands of examples of symbiotic relationships.

The law of genesis in biology teaches only life can produce life. But they ignore this law with their theories on evolution so they will never be able to answer the question, which came first the chicken or the egg? . For those who believe in a creator they know the answer because they know the creator designed the chicken first. The egg would have needed the mother bird to protect and keep it warm until it hatched.

Scientist have been trying to make a man made cell. Even if they achieve this would it prove that life happened in that molecular soup? Not at all because it has taken a lot of energy,equipment, and knowledge to even get close to making a man made cell.

This reminds me of a joke a friend told me. All the world scientist got to talk to God and they said we don’t need you anymore because we can do everything ourselves, even make a man. God listens and says oh really prove it. The scientist get all their equipment gathered up and they go and gather some dirt up and get ready to go to work and then God responds ah ah ah, get your own dirt.

The Coelacanth Fish

You might ask how can a fish prove that evolution theorist are wrong. Well scientist used to believe from fossils records that the Coelacanth fish had legs, feet and lungs and could walk on land. In 1938 scientist discovered that they still existed and that their skeletal system remained the same. They did not have legs and feet or lungs as they speculated.

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The Big Bang Theory

How does the big bang theory prove that we had a creator. It is very simple most scientist agree that all the energy and matter seems to have come out of no where. The only explanations that could be possible is the universe was created.

Mans Conscience

In conclusion the fact that we have a conscience disproves the evolution theory. Based on the evolution theory something like a conscience would make you weaker and is in contradiction with the survival of the fittest. So why do we have a conscience? Romans 2:14-15 shows we are born with a conscience.

Jealousy Or Envy.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.I see so much jealousy and envy now. These emotions are so destructive to the person feeling and expressing them and to those that these emotions are directed at. I wanted to address this so people would know what God expects from us when it comes to jealousy or envy.

The bible tells us that a sound heart is the life of the flesh. How can we have a sound heart of we are envious or jealous. ( Proverbs 14:30 ) People are doing so many bad things now days and a lot of it comes from envy or jealousy that they keep a hold on. It actually consumes some people lives. ( James 3:16 )

Holding on to these emotions can drive us to do some really bad things blinding us to the happiness we could have. Joseph was blessed by God. His brothers were getting jealous to the point that they were going to kill him. By Joseph’s brothers not letting go of those negative emotions it drove them to the point that they were going to kill him. Another brother interfered with their plan but they still ended up letting it lead them to do a bad deed to their brother. ( Genesis 37:5-10) ( Genesis 37:18-22 )

How should we react when we are on the receiving end of jealousy or envy? Joesph set a good example in dealing with it. The things his brothers had done did not stop God’s plans for Joseph to be in a position of authority. Even though Joseph had authority to take vengeance on his brothers when they came to him in need he forgave them. In forgiving them he reaped the reward of getting to watch his brothers children grow. ( Genesis 50:22-24 )

People desire to be happy but never seem to find it. They don’t find it in wealth or fame or even with having many friends. There are many keys to being happy in the bible and it tells us that one of them is that there is more happiness in giving then receiving. ( Acts 20:35 ) If you want to be truly happy let love guide you not jealousy and envy. ( Ephesians 5:1-2 )

Jesus Is The Amen.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.Jesus Is The Amen.

In Revelations 3:14 Jesus says he is the Amen. What did he mean by this? In order to understand that we need to understand what the meaning of amen is. The meaning has changed in our times, it has come to mean I agree. Originally it meant “so be it”or “surely” the root word it was derived from means “be faithful” or “trust worthy” All things Jesus has proved to be.

Jesus flawless life in heaven and on earth fulfilled all the divine promises. ( 2 Corinthians 1:20 ) His sacrificial death not only confirmed but made possible the fulfillment of all the divine promises of God. For example the promise made to Abraham that through his offspring all nations of the earth would obtain a blessing. ( Genesis 22:18 ) Jesus fulfilled that promise. ( Galatians 3:16 )

By remaining faithful he also proved false claims made by Satan that God’s servants when deprived or suffering would deny him. ( Job 1:6-12 , Job 2:2-7 ) He also proved God’s rightfulness of universal sovereignty which was challenged in the garden of Eden. ( Genesis 3:1-5 ) He imitated his father so well that the bible says he is the image of God. ( 2Corinthians 4:4 ) This gave us a glimpse of God’s ability to heal, resurrect the dead, how to love, how to forgive etc. He did what he had seen his father doing. ( John 5:19 )

Choosing Jesus as our redeemer shows God’s wisdom and his love for us. He being the only-begotten son the first born of all creation he would know Jehovah God better then anyone. ( Proverbs 8:20 , Collisions 1:15 ) The prophecy in Micah 5:2 of Jesus birth as a human shows he has lived a very long time before his life as a man. This has given him a very long time to know God’s qualities and what his will is.

He left us a model on how to be faithful and loyal to the one true God, and how to endure what Satan and this world throws at us. When Jesus was not sure he prayed to God for the strength and knowledge he needed. ( Matthew 26:39 ) Jesus can rightfully claim he is the Amen.

If you need to learn more you can search for more information on  http://www.jw.org.  They have a wonderful online library with many publications and resources for doing research.

Why Is Jesus The Only-begotten Son?

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Why Is Jesus Called The  Only-Begotten Son? The bible tells us that Jesus is the only-begotten son of the one true God. (John 3:16) (1John 4:9) We may wonder aren’t we all children of God’s? To answer that we have to consider why Jesus is the only-begotten son of Jehovah. In the next paragraph let’s consider why Jesus is the only-begotten son. Jesus had a prehuman existence he even speaks of his creation in Proverbs 8:22 . He explains that he was created as the beginning of God’s ways. In Collisions 1:15 we learn that after he was created he started working along side God in the creations process. All things were created through him. That is why in Proverbs 8:30 he is referred to as the master worker. So now we see why he is the only-begotten son. He is the only one created directly by our heavenly father. He mentioned the glory he had along side God before the world was ( John 17:5 ) Since we were created by Jesus the master worker would that put him at an even level with God? Not at all. Jesus didn’t even claim to be equal to God he stated that God was greater then he. (John 14:28 , Philippians 2:5-6 ) We have to keep in mind that Jesus was doing God’s will and it was our heavenly fathers knowledge that he used to achieve these things. The bible tells us that he does his fathers will and he only does what God has taught him. ( John 3:37-38 , John 5:19 ) So we are sons just as those who have faith are sons of Abraham. ( Galatians 3:7-9 ) So now we know that Jesus has existed for a very long time. When the prophecy of his birth on earth was mentioned we are told his origin is from ancient times. ( Micah 5:2 ) . Knowing Jesus has had such a long time to learn about his father shows us that no one would know God better then he. He has set many examples that would we should follow. One of them is how to approach God in prayer so we will consider that next. Jesus Example Of How We Should Pray. When Jesus prayed he approached our heavenly father in a respectful and humble manor. He prayed to no one but the one true God. He also sanctified God’s name so we should use God’s personal name Jehovah when we pray. ( Matthew 6:9 , Psalm 83:18 ) When he was praying to his father he once stated that he had made his name known. This shows that over time; through lack of true worship people eventually quit using our heavenly fathers name and eventually forget it altogether. There are many false gods but only one true God, so we must use his personal name to show it is him that we put our faith in. ( 1Corinthians 8:5-6 ). Does this mean we should not consider Jesus rule in things. No, we are told he is the mediator so we must approach our heavenly father through him. ( Hebrews 9:15 ) So we must ask those things in Jesus name. In doing so we show our respect for his position at his fathers right hand as our heavenly king. ( Hebrews 10:12-13 ) ( John 14:14-15 ) In conclusion then we should approach our heavenly father Jehovah first using his personal name, offer our prayers and ask them through his only-begotten son Jesus Christ.   If you want to learn more go to http://www.jw.org and do a search an Jesus. They have a lot of wonderful information.

What Is Sin, This Is The Continuation Of A Previous Study.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.This is a continuation of my post on repenting, this list is to help keep our minds alert to sin so Satan cannot lure us in as easy thus helping us draw closer to God.

If you haven’t read my other post on repenting you can read it here. https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/what-is-sin-and-some-steps-to-repenting/

      1. Abusive speech. For example lying about someone or spreading rumours. Or talking down to them or things they have done. ( Ephesians 4:29 ) ( James 5:9 )
      2. Oppression- to suppress by maltreatment to depress mentally. ( Psalm 52:1-5) ( Isaiah 10:33 )
      3. Eating blood or taking it into your body. ( Deuteronomy 12:27 ) ( Acts 15:29 )
      4. Bragging or boasting. ( James 4:13-16 ) ( Psalm 94:4 )
      5. Deliberately making cuts in yourself. ( Leviticus 19:28 ) ( Mark 5:2-8 )
      6. Getting tattoos. ( 19:28 )
      7. Getting involved in various aspects of fortunetelling. ( Leviticus 19:31 ) ( Acts 16:16-17 )
      8. Not honouring your parents. ( Ephesians 6:2-3 ) Obeying God on this one comes with a promise that your life will be extended. ( Deuteronomy 5:16 )
      9. Stealing, committing theft. ( Leviticus 19:11) ( Ephesians 4:28 )
      10. Deception – dishonest act or misrepresentation. ( Leviticus 6:2 ) ( Proverbs 2:22 )
      11. Defrauding – to take or hold by deceit. ( Deuteronomy 24:14-15 ) ( Proverbs 14:31 )
      12. Seeking revenge. ( Leviticus 19:18 ) ( Proverbs 20:20 ) ( Matthew 5:43-44 )
      13. Hating others. ( Leviticus 19:18 ) ( Matthew 5:43-45 )
      14. Gluttony – over eating. ( Proverbs 23:20-21 )
      15. Laziness – inclined toward inactivity. ( Proverbs 12:11 ) ( Proverbs 20:13 ) ( 2Thessalonians 3:10 )
      16. Greed – excessive desire for something. ( Luke 12:15 )
      17. Bestiality – immoral relations with animals. ( Leviticus 18:23 )
      18. Murder ( James 2:11 )
      19. Slander – uttering false statements or defaming. ( Leviticus 19:16 ) ( Psalm 15:1-2 )
      20. Divorce, except when sexual immorality is involved. ( Malachi 2:16 ) ( Matthew 5:32 )
      21. idolism – excessive devotion to something. Images, money anything that you devote most of your time to. ( Exodus 20:4 ) ( Isaiah 44:9 )
      22. Tradition – getting involved in traditions of man or traditional rituals or celebrations. ( Jeremiah 10:1-5 ) ( Mark 7: 1-7 )
      23. Not returning something found if you know who the owner is. ( Leviticus 6:3-4 )
      24. Cross dressing. ( Deuteronomy 22:5 )
      25. Lying ( Proverbs 12:22 ) ( Revelation 21:8 )
      26. Obscene gestures or language. ( Colossians 3:8 ) ( Ephesians 4:31 )
      27. False pride – artificial self esteem. ( Isaiah 2:17 ) ( Psalm 10:3-4 )
      28. Haughtiness, arrogance. ( James 4:6 ) ( Psalm 10:4 )
      29. Cowardice, lacking courage. This is referring to not having courage to resist the world and do what God would require. ( Revelation 21:8 )
      30. Not studying the bible. ( Proverbs 28:9 ) Ignorance is no longer accepted as an excuse because Jesus clarified everything and set matter straight. ( John 15:22 ) God sends messengers so there is no excuse, if people do not know God it is because they refused to get to know him. ( Revelation 12:11 ) The act of ignoring those willing to teach is severely punished. ( 2Thessalonians 1:7-9 )
      31. Homosexuality – being attracted to persons of the same sex. ( Leviticus 18:22 ) ( 1Corinthians 6:9 ) ( Romans 1:24-27)
      32. Adultery – unfaithfulness by one who is married. ( Matthew 5:27 ) ( Hebrews 13:4 )
      33. Incorrect hair length for your gender. ( 1Corinthians 11:14-15) I had trouble with this one I had hair half way down my back. It took me years to get the courage to cut it. Kind of nice not having guys that are walking behind me thinking I am a women and not having kids ask me if I am a women or a man or why I have a beard if I am a girl.
      34. Coveting – excessive desire for someone else’s things. ( Exodus 20:17 )
      35. Having bad associations. (1Corinthians 5:11-15 ) ( 2Timothy 6:1-9 )
      36. Causing strife or rivalries. ( Proverbs 29:22 ) ( Proverbs 15:18 )
      37. Presumptuousness – assuming something is true, making assumptions without the facts. ( Proverbs 21:24 ) ( 2Chronicles 26:16-21 )
      38. Enslavement to things around you, letting them consume too much of your life. ( 1Corinthians 6:12 ) ( Colossians 2:8 )
      39. Having a low regard for spiritual things, believing your way is better then God’s. ( Proverbs 28:6 ) ( Psalms 78:31-32 )
      40. Making a show of your worship. ( Luke 20:46 ) ( Matthew 6:1 ) ( James 2:1-6 )
      41. Exalting others or showing favouritism. ( Matthew 23:8-12 ) ( James 2:8-9 )
      42. Murmuring about others. ( 1Corinthians 10:10 )
      43. Judging others. ( Matthew 7:1-5 )
      44. Violence ( Psalm 11:5 ) ( Proverbs 6:16-17 )
      45. War, getting involved or supporting it. ( 1John 4:20 ) ( Isaiah 2:4 ) ( 2Corinthians 10:3-4 )
      46. Superstition – an irrational fear of what is unknown or mysterious. ( 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 )
      47. prostitution ( Leviticus 19:29 )
      48. Tipping the scales. Using dishonest measures. ( Leviticus 19:36 )
      49. Contentiousness – causing to argue or disagree. ( Proverbs 1:14-19 ) ( James 3:16)
      50. Not taking care of the poor. ( Proverbs 28:27 ) It is part of the reason Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. ( Ezekiel 16:49-50 )
      51. fornication – immoral intercourse. ( Ephesians 5:3 ) ( Jude 7 )
      52. Incest – sexual relations with those who are closely related by blood. ( Leviticus 18:6-18 )
      53. Having relations with a woman while she is on her menstrual cycle. ( Leviticus 18:19 )
      54. Moving another’s property markers. ( Deuteronomy 27:17 )
      55. Treating handicap people bad. ( Deuteronomy 27:18 ) ( Leviticus 19:14 )
      56. Breaking the laws of your nation. ( Romans 13:1-7 ) ( 1Peter 2:13-14 ) You must obey God’s laws first. ( Acts 5:29 )
      57. Drunkenness ( Proverbs 23:20-21 ) ( 1Corinthians 5:11 )

I have also placed my link below for information on repenting. If you would like more information for help with dealing with a short coming you may have become aware of go to http://www.jw.org . There you will find wonderful and helpful information.

https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/01/what-is-sin-and-some-steps-to-repenting/

What Is Sin And Some Steps To Repenting.

Sin What Is It?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.  Sin means to fall short or miss the mark. Sin is so prevalent now days that a lot of people don’t even realize that they are missing the mark. So people have become so out of touch with God’s laws that they believe they don’t sin. The bible warns us about developing an attitude like that. ( Proverbs 16:18 ) ( Luke 18:9-14 ) Satan influences so many aspects of peoples lives that people aren’t even aware of when they are sinning. The bible tells us that ignorance of God’s laws is no longer accepted. ( Acts 17:30 )Jesus came and he clarified things. God always sends messengers to teach what his will is. ( Revelation 12:11 )We may feel that small sins don’t matter but the bible tells us that they do, knowing this should motivate us to work harder at pleasing our heavenly father.( James 2:10)I did this study years ago and I keep adding to it. I am not posting this to make anyone feel like there is no hope for them because they sin, I am writing this to help them realize that they can over come it. When I first started studying the scriptures I became aware that I was sinning way more then I realized. I started making a list of things I had to watch for so I could work on doing better. Once in a while I would review the list to help keep me from back sliding. I hope this will help others.

The world is a mess because people will not listen to God. He is trying to tell us what it takes to be happy but we just aren’t learning that we can’t guide ourselves we need him to guide us. He did not give us his laws to hinder us or to control us like puppets, that is what Satan would do. He gives us his laws to teach us how to be happy and to draw us closer to him.( 2 Timothy 3:16 )

This will not be a comprehensive list. As I see short comings I will have to work on I add to it. Some I don’t have to work on but I keep them on the list so Satan can’t lure me into doing them. To be forgiven for a sin we have to repent so I am going to cover some the steps involved with repenting.

Steps To Repenting.

      1. First we must take in an accurate knowledge of our heavenly father and his laws.( Psalm 38:18 )

      2. As you take in knowledge you will become aware of sin.( Ezekiel 18:21-23 )

        When you study and learn what God requires of us our conscience will start to heal. We may start to feel guilt that is good it means you are drawing closer to God and you want to please him. If you don’t feel guilt right away that is okay remember some things have been deeply entrenched and will take a will. We have to let God continue to guide us.

      3. As we become aware of our sins we need to talk to God about them. Please don’t give up that is what Satan would want. He wants nothing more then to take others into destruction with him.( Revelation 20:10-14 )

      4. We must try our best not to commit the sin again. Keep in mind that Jehovah God provided a ransom for repentant sinners. ( Acts 10:43 )

        If you do slip up don’t give up just dust yourself off and keep trying.( Proverbs 26:17 )

      5. We must continue to take in knowledge to give us the strength and wisdom to over come our short comings.( Philippians 4:9 )

      6. We must forgive ourselves, we are a new person when we have repented.( 2Corinthians 5:17 )

        God doesn’t even remember our sins if we truly repent.( Micah 7:18-19 )

      7. Use Gods personal name Jehovah.(Psalm 83:18 )

        The bible tells us there is only one true God. ( John 17:3 )

        We must approach him through his son Jesus Christ.( John 14:6 )

  This is the link to the list of sin.  https://iamajuicer.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/what-is-sin-this-is-the-continuation-of-a-previous-study/

If you want to learn more about repenting go to http://www.jw.org . They will have information that is very will written and easy to understand. Always check the scriptures that have been quoted never take someone’s word on what the bible says.

How To Display Scriptures That Are On Web Pages.

Firefox Add-On That Will Give Link To Cited Scriptures.

   There is a way to read scriptures that have been cited on web pages. You have to download Firefox web browser in order to be able to do it. You can get Firefox at https://www.mozilla.org .  Once you go to Mozilla’s website, scroll down and you will see a download button on the right. Don’t worry it is free and safe software. You will love this browser, it is very fast. Once you download and install it proceed to the next step.

Firefox
Mozilla Firefox browser.

   Open Firefox browser. Then right click on the top of Firefox. In the Menu that comes up make sure there is a check in the Menu Bar, if there is not click on it so it will be checked.

Display menu
Displaying menu.

Now in the top left you will see the menu across the top. Click on Tools, then choose Add-Ons. Then click on extensions on the left you will see a search feature in the upper right corner. Type in the search bar  Bible Refalizer .

Add-ons manager
Firefox Add-ons

  Now in the add-on in the list that says Bible Refalizer there will be button that says install click it. When it is installed you will see were it says restart now click it and your browser will restart. Or you can close Firefox and wait about ten seconds and then reopen it.

Intalling Bible Refarizer
Bible Refarizer

   After you reopen Firefox go to Tools  then choose Add-Ons again. To the left you will see were it says extensions click on it. You will Bible see Refalizer in the list.  Click on the preference button for it. Now you can choose what website it will use for the scriptures. To the left were it says site you can click on it and choose from the list. I like Biblia.com it seems to work pretty good.

Setting preferred website.
Choosing Website

  Now below that you will see version. You can choose what version of the  scriptures you want to use. I have found the (ASV) American Standard Bible, (NLT) New Living Translation or (KJV21) 21st Century King James Version to be the easiest for me to read.  Make sure there is a check mark in the box at the bottom that says open references in new browser window so that when you click a scripture you won’t lose your page.  Then close the tab and you are ready to go.

Bible Version
Choosing Bible Version

All you have to do is click on the scripture and a new browser window will open to the scripture.

 Now try it out on these scriptures.    Psalms 83:18 , Romans 10:13John 17:26

    Keep in mind that most bibles have removed God’s name Jehovah from their bibles and replaced it with the general term God.

   I hope this helps someone.

Reasons For Studying The Bible.

If you don't read it how can you have faith. Benefits From Studying Your Bible.

     The bible list many benefits from studying and   applying God’s written words. This is just a small list of a few of the benefits.

                               1. Galatians 5:22  You will be blessed with the fruits of the spirit.

                               2. Proverbs 1:22,23  God will open  your eyes to the truth.

                               3. Galatians 6:10-13 God will help you become stronger by preparing to endure the battles     you will face  in life.

                               4.  2 Peter 3:9, Revelation 3:2,3  God desires none to be destroyed. By studying and applying the scriptures we will become strong enough and wise enough that we may survive the inevitable destruction of this system.

                                5. Proverbs 13:20 You will find true wisdom.

                                6. Acts 13:6-10 You are given authority over demons.

                                7. 2 Thessalonians 2:6-9, 1 Peter 3:12-15  We are going to suffer no matter what so wouldn’t it be better to suffer as a righteous person then unrighteous?   Relief will come for those who suffer as righteous.

                               Here is a link to a wonderful article on why God permits suffering.  http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102005141?q=suffering&p=par

Persecution Why And Who?

    If you don't read it how can you have faith.If You Worship In Truth You Will Be Persecuted.

Why Are People Persecuted?

  The bible warns us that those who are    pursuing true worship and righteousness will be persecuted. It

also warns us that the whole world lies in the power of the wicked one. Having this knowledge helps us to realize that the persecution will come from many directions even from our own family (1 John 5:19) (Jeremiah 12:6) Not all will be persecuted for righteous reasons. Some will be persecuted for the disgusting sins they have committed in disobedience to God. In doing so they have caused God’s good name to be smeared. (Romans 2:17-24) Those who have done those detestable things are reaping what they have sown. The sad part is those false Christians make it appear as if they are being persecuted and falsely accused. I know true worshippers do not profess to be guilty when they are innocent. They trust God to clear their name. Instead of confessing their sins and accepting the punishment they continue in their lies and are still leading others into their detestable form of worship. (Matthew 7:21-23) The bible warns us that not all professing to be followers of Jesus would make it especially those being lead by those false teachers. Not only do they get involved in their sins but by worshipping with them they show their approval of that behaviour.

We have the example of Joseph in the bible who was wrongly accused and convicted of rape with no solid evidence. He put his faith in God, he never admitted to something he did not do. Yet those who are smearing God’s name and are guilty, still will not admit their guilt even with evidence against them.

Those who choose to worship in truth and follow the path Jesus laid out for us will be persecuted just as he was. Because they choose the spiritual things and not the things of the world, in which we know lies in the power of the wicked one, he and his children will persecute true worshippers(John 15:18-19) (1 Peter 2:21-23) One very important aspect of true worship that professed Christians ignore is the importance of using God’s name Jehovah. Because Israel had forgotten God’s name Jesus and the disciples had to make it known again. (John 17:26, Psalm 83:18)

Some Methods And Types Of Persecution.

          1. There will be a belief that the teachings of the truth is a new teaching. (Mark 1:27) (Acts 17:19)

          2. Because you do not choose the way of the world but choose God’s way and do not pursue wealth or material things or whatever else the world has to offer people will be confused, even to the point of thinking you lost your mind.

            (1 Peter 4:34) (Mark 3:21) (2 Corinthians 4:11-13) They will even look down on a true worshipper. Jesus own family thought that he lost his mind.

          3. Because true worship does not get caught up in the commercialism of worship by using idols and symbols which by now most people know is not permitted by God, or getting involved in traditional celebrations that were not ordained by God. Or because Jesus followers refuses to bow down to those idols or images the world will hate and be angered by it. (Collossians 2:18) (Jeremiah 10:2-5)

            (Acts 19:23-28) For some their greed over rides their reasoning so they get angered because when people stop buying their images for false worship they lose money.

          4. Because followers of Jesus try their best to obey God and share the truth as he did it exposes false worship. Also those who want to continue in false worship do not want their sins exposed. They will have a form of Godly devotion like the pharisees so they will oppose true worship. (Jeremiah 20:10)

          5. Just as Jesus has done, true worshippers will follow his example. They will not tickle peoples ears but will tell them what they need to hear. Satan’s seed will not want to hear the truth. (2 Timothy 4:3) Because of the demonic influences in the world many peoples minds have been molded by them. (James 3:13-16) Others will persecute just because they have the power to. So they will scheme things against true worship. (Micah 2:1)

          6. Some would view disobedience to God as sport. So persecuting Jesus modern day followers would be sport to them. (Proverbs 10:23, Proverbs 14:6-9)

          7. The world does not want reminded that they will be held accountable so they reject God, so they are going to reject his messengers. (John 8:42-44)

          8. Most of the world would view God’s warnings as a joke. (Genesis 19:14) So just as in times previously they would not seek to know God but get caught up in the world and the destruction will come on them before they have a chance to do anything to protect themselves. (Matthew 17:28-30)

          9. They will try to discredit true worshippers by contradicting everything they say. (Acts 13:45)

          10. Because the world lacks faith they would put their confidence in the world. So they do not desire to pursue spiritual things. (1 John 4:4)

          11. People will try to publicly humiliate those who worship in truth. They will attempt to make a spectacle of them to cause embarrassment. (Hebrews 10:33) (1Peter 4:16))

          12. When they can’t get Jesus followers to give in to the world and it’s ways they will mock, beat, imprison, kill them and even force them to live in poverty. God is aware of what his worshippers are enduring and God won’t forget what they have done for his names sake. (Hebrews 11:35-38) (1 Peter 4:16)

          13. Some will persecute just because they have the power to. They scheme things against God’s people. (Micah 2:1)

Next we will discuss the outcome for those who are persecuting those in true worship.

Results Of The Persecution On Those Who Persecute.

            1. The opposer’s sins can reach a level that God will no longer listen to their prayers. He won’t even listens to the prayers of others praying for them. (Jeremiah 11:14)

            2. In the past God’s people seemed defenseless to the persecutors. They will view his modern day people as defenseless. The results will be the same, their total destruction. Sometimes at their own hands when God turns them against each other. (1 Chronicles 20:1-4, Ezekiel 38:8-10,18-23) (Exodus 14:21-27)

            3. When people try to hinder God’s work they eventually are the ones that get embarrassed because they eventually realize that the work is being accomplished by God. (Nehemiah 6:16)

            4. People will ignore God’s warnings just as they have in former times. When the destruction comes it will be sudden. People will be carrying on with life ignoring God’s messengers until it is too late. Just as Jehovah closed the door on the ark in Noah’s days he will close the door to the heavenly kingdom in our times. (Genesis 7:11-16) (Luke 13:24-30)

            5. Even the demons will not escape the one true God’s judgement. (Jude 6)

Next we will consider the results of the persecution on those who remain loyal to God.

Results Of Persecution For Those Worshipping In Truth.

              1. Most are aware we are in the last days, because of this man as a whole will have to endure many things. True worshippers will depend on our heavenly father for guidance and wisdom. So their hearts and minds would be protected. (Philippians 4:6,7)

              2. Just as in the days of the Baal worshippers it would be difficult to distinguish true worship from false worship it will be likewise in our days. True worshippers will know God and be able to clearly identify false worship. So they will not suffer the same fate that the Baal worshippers did. Those who ridicule and oppose true worship will. (1 Kings 18:21,39) (Hebrews 8:10) (2 Peter 3:3,4)

              3. Satan has already been defeated even more so with the witnessing of the truth. They did not and will not let Satan’s attacks stop them because of their love for Jehovah God and his only begotten son Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12:11)

              4. When the calamity comes the obedient will be protected just as in times past. (Daniel 3:15,25) (2 Kings 6:17,18:26)

              5. When all things on earth are done away with true worshippers will not lose their treasure because they are stored were no one not even Satan can take them away. (Matthew 5:11,12) (Matthew 6:19-21)

              6. The persecution with Gods help will build endurance, wisdom and strength in in those being persecuted. (James 2:1-5)

              7. Those who have true faith in God will see his invisible qualities and will be protected so no weapon will succeed against them weather it is spiritual or physical. Even if they get imprisoned wrongly God will take care of them. (Isaiah 54:17) (Hebrews 11:1,2) (Acts 55:17-20)

              8. The obedient ones are blessed with authority over demons instead of Satan and the demons having authority over them. A good reason why Satan and the demons put pressure on people to disobey  God. (Luke 9:1)

              9. Not even death can separate us from God and his only begotten son Jesus Christ love. (Romans 8:38)

If you are not being persecuted you may want to check your standing with God. The only way to do this is to get to know him by studying your bible daily. If you are persecuting anyone, remember you reap what you sow. These list are in no way comprehensive. There are many other forms of persecution and many other ways God punishes and rewards people. Research your bibles and look for those hidden gems.

If you desire to learn more about persecution their is a wonderful article here that can show you more. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2003723?q=persecution&p=par

How Viral Posting ON Facebook And Blogs Can Be.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.Posting inappropriate things.

   I cannot believe some of the things people post on Facebook and on Blogs. They are vulgar and inappropriate. The worst part of it is that most of the people that post this stuff are friends with their children and grand children so that means it is appearing on their children, friends and families time line. Why would people want their family to be subjected to such things. I know we are in the last days. Read (2 Timothy 3:1-8) . Jesus has been appointed king and judge. If he was standing in front of you would you do the things you are doing? Well he is because he is watching us all because God has made him judge and the day is near. (2 Timothy 4:1) . You are either a part of the problem or a part of the solution. God will get rid of those who are part of the problem. (2 Peter 3:1-4)

People need to think about what they are posting and saying on the internet. When they post inappropriate things it becomes viral especially with Facebook. When something you have posted has been liked or commented on, then all the people in their friends list can see the post if any of them comment on it then all their friends can see the post and it can go on and on. So when you post something inappropriate then thousands of children are being subjected to that. Most people friend their family including their nieces, nephews, grand children etc. If your children in your family are on Facebook I can guarantee they are probably being subjected to inappropriate things by people who are wondering why the morals of our children are decaying and yet are contributing to it by setting a bad example.

Apostasy, False Worship,

Apostasy

IMG_20140719_205356Identifying The Apostasy.

   Apostasy means total desertion of or departure from one’s religion, principles, party, cause, etc. So anything that is a departure from what the bible teaches is an apostasy.

We know we are in the last days and that is when the great apostasy would be revealed. (2 Thessalonians 2:1-8) Because great apostasy would exist for a while the bible tells us that in the last days true worship would be restored. (Malachi 3:1-3, Micah 4:1-4) . We know that the bible said there would be a time that people would not put up with the truth. They would gather teachers to tickle their ears. (2 Timothy 4:3,4) The bible says that people would follow teachings of demons.

(1 Timothy 4:1-3) We would be able to identify false religion by it’s fruits. Just like counterfeit money it takes experience to identify it, we can learn to identify false religion by learning our bibles.

(2 Timothy 3:1-7)

Some Identifying Marks Of False Religion.

One of the things they would do is speak twisted things. So they would use the scriptures in a way that would either suit their needs or tickle your ears. But they would not be teaching what you need to hear. (Acts 20:30)(2 Timothy 4:3,4). False religion would imitate the pharisees , they would speak one thing but do another. They would profess to love but would act contrary to that love. (1 John 4:18-20).

The false teachers would put themselves above others in the congregation. They would put heavy burdens on them with celebrations and other things that God had not commanded, just like the pharisees. (Matthew 23:8-11) They would oppose the truth just as they opposed it in Jesus day. They would lie about the truth, even get violently angry at people who try to spread the truth. They would treat and feel toward those teaching the truth the same way people were treated in Jesus day. (Matthew 10:22) God’s people were always treated that way by those who oppose the truth. (Psalm 109:1-3)

Because of false religions behaviour and their teachings it would cause people to speak abusively about God. (Romans 2:24)

The fruit of false religion would show plainly, because their members would not be able to overcome the works of the flesh. (Galatians 5:19-21) Because of this we would be able to recognize them as false religion. (Matthew 7:15-17)

Another identifying mark of false religion is that they would use idols and images in their worship, something that God forbids. (Exodus 20:4) In contrast true religion would not use images in their worship because they would walk by faith. (Hebrews 11:1) Because false religion refuses to quit using idols,images and symbols in their worship and walk by faith they will be judged. (Revelations 9:20)

We have to remember that Satan and his people can appear as an angel of light so we need to know our bibles so he cannot deceive us. (2 Corinthians 11:14,15) Their actions would make them a part of the antichrist because they would not be putting their faith in the ransom of Jesus but would act contrary to it. (2 John 4:7)

This is not finished, when I finish it I will post more identifying marks and also put the identifying marks of true worship.

How To Use Your Bible.

Using Your Bible.

How to use.
How to use.

  There are many people who do not know how to find scriptures in their bibles. If you do not know how then hopefully my post will help you. If you noticed the bible has many books. They are not necessarily in chronological order so that causes some confusion. Don’t let that deter you from studying. The more you read it and come to understand it the more you will understand the order of things. In most bibles there is a table of contents with a list of the books and the page number that they start on. In each book there are chapters. In each chapter there are sentences or some will refer to them as verses. I will show you more clearly in the pictures below.

Books and Page numbers.
Books and Page numbers.

If we wanted to look up the scripture , then we would open our bible to the table of contents. Sorry the image isn’t clearer, I had to use my phone to take the picture. Anyways when you look in the table of contents for proverbs you will see the page number that it starts at to the right of the book. In this bible it is page number 398 . So you would turn to page number 398. To find the chapter it will be in larger numbers and the sentences or verses are the smaller size numbers. After you turn to page 398 you would look for the large number 24. Then you would look threw the chapter for the second number which is the verse. In this case it would be 1.

First number is the chapter. The second number is the verse.
First number is the chapter. The second number is the verse.

This picture shows chapter .  Now that  you know how to look up a scripture try finding you will find God’s name in most bibles. Remember the first number is the chapter and the second number is the verse. If this helps you let me know by leaving a rating.

Language or Speech That Offends God.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.Could Your Language Or Speech Be Offending God?

   We can see how the morals of the world are heading they are only getting worse. It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish right from wrong. Since there is no one at a higher level then God he is the one we should look to when we are wondering how to carry ourselves through our daily lives.

   Jesus said what comes out of the mouth is what defiles us. (Matthew 15:18,19)  He also stated that when you speak injurious things you condemn yourself. (Matthew 12:36,37) Speaking of bad things is also improper, God even considers it a form of idolism. Which is the worship of an object as a god. (Ephesians 5:3-5)

   By learning about speech that offends God it will help us to control what we say and do. (Romans 2:13, Proverbs 17:27,28)   To help us, we need to learn to fear God. If we fear God we do not exalt ourselves, have false pride, or speak with a perverse mouth. (Proverbs 8:13) The bible tells us that soft words turns away rage and words causing pain make anger come up. (Proverbs 15:1,2)  In God’s eyes the one that is slow to anger is better then a mighty man and being silent shows your wisdom and understanding. ( Proverbs 19:1)

   We need to worry about what God thinks because he is the one that can give us eternal life or eternal destruction. All this around us will be done away with and so will the people who do not desire the earth to be restored to a paradise. (2 Peter 3:5-7) By worrying about whether someone thinks we are cool or not just adds to the corruption, we become a part of it.

   We are told to be swift about hearing and slow to wrath. (James 1:19,20) We want to imitate God and not the seed of Satan. (3 John 11) Using vulgar language or speaking abusively of someone may not seem all that bad but the bible tells us in Luke 16:10 “The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much, and the person unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous also in much. ”  So a sin is a sin, no matter how small it may seem.

  You may ask yourself, but someone is gossiping about me or speaking untruthful things about me. What should I do? The bible tells us to pray and God will comfort you. (James 5:13) God is not pleased with evil doers either, he will give them what they have earned. (2 Thessalonians 1:6,7 Romans 2:3-10)

   If we retaliated then Satan has won because he molded you to become just like the person causing you the tribulation. We need to conquer the evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21) By doing this we set an example of how a christian should act. We will not stumble others. (1 John 2:10}

  God is merciful toward us so we in turn should learn to practice mercy. If we do not show mercy and we judge others we will be judged just like them. How can we look at another persons imperfections and judge them when we have our own. (Matthew 7:1-5)

   We know we are in the last days the bible warns us what type of people we will have to deal with and why they behave the way they do. (2 Timothy 3:1-7)  Gaining this knowledge may seem overwhelming so we need to get help from God to help us through these times. (Ephesians 6:10-13)

   In Jesus sermon on the mount he tells us the things that would make us happy and being a peacemaker is listed among them. (Mathew 5:9) We can have confidence that if we obey God he will help us. (John 14:13-15)

   In contrast disobeying God could hinder our ability to love. By being patient and merciful we are given the same mercy. (Luke 7:47,48) Your actions could actually turn a person away from doing bad and in doing so will help you to attain forgiveness. (James 5:19,20)

   If we can conquer the evil with good then we will inherit the prize. (Psalms 37:11, Revelation 21:3,4)

   If you want to learn more go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and do a search on gossip or lying.

You could be worshipping Satan and not know it.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.Superstition

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines superstition as a belief or way of life based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck. The bible tells us we are to fear God not some false belief and to put our faith in him not some foolish demon inspired notion. (Proverbs 9:10, Habakkuk 3:18,19)

There are a lot of teachings of demons out there, if we get caught up in listening to those foolish things we could actually be doing an act of worship to Satan. (1 Timothy 4:1-4)

Paying attention to those foolish stories defiles your mind and draws you away from God. (Titus 1:13-16) We are told not to go to fortune tellers and spirit mediums. God found them so detestable that he would have them destroyed. (Leviticus 20:27, Leviticus 19:31)

When you believe in foolish superstitions then you are worshipping Satan. When you do not put your faith in Jehovah and you worship false Gods you seriously offend the true God. (2 Kings 1:2-4)

If you put your faith in something like a rabbits foot or four leaf clover then you would be doing an act of worship. There are those who even put their faith in angels, all those things God does not approve of. (Exodus 20:4,5 Collissians 2:18,19)

It is foolish to believe in superstitions and customs of man. Our God is a living God, those superstitions and customs are foolish. (Jeremiah 10:2-8) We do not want to suffer the same fate of those who are involved in those things. (Revelation 9:20-24, Revelation 21:8)

If you want to build your faith then you need to seek God because he isn’t far off from us. (Acts 17:20-30)

If you want to learn more go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and search for terms such as idols, images, false gods etc.

 

 

God marks his people, Satan’s marked also “666”

If you don't read it how can you have faith.  God had the ones desiring righteousness marked in the past and he is figuratively marking his people now. (Ezekiel 9:4 , Revelation 14:1, Psalms 83:18)

Those who oppose God now are being marked also. (Revelations 13:3,16,17  Revelation 14:9,10 .

  If you read Revelations 13 and 14:1  you will see that the mark is the name of something in a position of authority. A human government. It will have authority over the whole earth. The number represents a name.  The number seven represents fullness or completeness in the bible. For example God completed the earth on the seventh day. In Matthew 18:22 Jesus emphasized the importance of forgiving someone completely by stating seventy seven times we must forgive someone. So by having two sevens side by side it emphasizes how complete the forgiveness must be. If the number 6 is not reaching the mark then it represents the incompleteness of that Government. Since we are imperfect humans then our rule cannot be perfect  like a government set up by God. So the number 666 represents a government that will have authority over the whole earth, it will be a human government that is trying to replace God’s right to rule over man. So just like Adam and Eve’s rebellion in the garden of Eden when they thought we didn’t need God this will be the ultimate rebellion.

Revelations 19:1 Tells us that the beast and those who received the mark will be cast into the lake of fire.

Which mark are you choosing to receive?

If you want to know more go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e  and search for  “mark of the beast or 666”

Why Does God Say Not To Fight Wars, When He Used To Have Israel Fight Wars.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.

Why Does God Say Not To Fight Wars, When He Used To Have Israel Fight Wars?

  You have probably ask yourself why in Matthew 26:52, Jesus said those who take the sword would parish by the sword when he permitted  Israel to fight wars.

   We have to remember that Israel was commissioned by God as Judges. They had Gods laws and rules to guide them. The land they took was given to them by God. (Genesis 13:14,15) The people were living there in defiance of God. (Deuteronomy 7:1,2).   God was having those nations destroyed for the wickedness they did. (Deuteronomy 9:5)  Not all were destroyed by the rules of war that God laid out for Israel. Rahab and Gibeonites were shown mercy. They demonstrated faith in God. (James 2:24-26, Joshua 10:1-14)

   There were wars Israel fought that God did not condone in. This displeased God they were doing their own will instead of Gods. (Judges 9:1-57,1 Kings 16:16-22)   In doing this they lost Gods protection. When they fought a war that served the perfect will of God, then they had his protection and assistance. (Deuteronomy 20:4)

  In Isaiah it was prophesied that God’s people would not fight wars on earth anymore. So we know that no one on earth is commissioned by God to fight wars. (Isaiah 2:4) Jesus said continue to love your enemies. (Luke 6:27-31) Killing them is not showing them love. The bible also tells us that vengeance is Gods. (Hebrews 10:30, Revelations 11:18) God freely forgives us so we are to freely forgive others. (Matthew 6:14, Ephesians 4:32)

   Spiritual War

   There is a war that God’s people are commissioned to fight but it is not an earthly one but a spiritual one with spiritual weapons. (2 Corinthians 10:3-6) Jesus tells us that we are to be no part of the world. (John 18:36)   If we got involved in the things of the world like war , then we are not following Jesus command to be no part of the world.  James 4:4 tells us friendship with the world is enmity with God. Satan is referred to as the ruler of the world. (John 14:30)  So we can be sure if we fought in a war on earth then Satan would be influencing all sides.

   When they tried to seize Jesus and make him king he withdrew, he knew that he had to wait because his kingdom was is in heaven. (John 6:15). Daniel says it would be a heavenly kingdom. (Daniel 2:44) . So that means since the kingdom is a spiritual one then the war would be a spiritual war.

    Those who fight the spiritual war will help defeat Satan (Revelations 12:10,11) We may feel God is slow in taking action against the wicked, he doesn’t desire any to be destroyed. He is waiting until all the sheep are gathered together. (2 Peter 3:9) So we should work good toward all and render our services unto God. (Galatians 6:10, Luke 4:8)

   Since it is a spiritual war then we must turn to God to get the weapons to fight. . We are not just warring against the spirit of the world but also against Satan’s wicked forces. (Ephesians 6:10-13) We need to work on turning people away from the wickedness teaching them to obey God. (Matthew 24:14,)  Another thing to consider is if we fought in a war we could be killing someone that could be a potential spiritual brother or sister.

If you want to learn more about the spiritual war go to this site http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and search for spiritual weapons or spiritual armour.

Sorry I made some mistakes in the other post so I figured it would be easier to redo the whole thing.

 

Happiness, how can I be happy?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.How To Find True Happiness.

   One of the first things we need to acknowledge in order to find true happiness is that man does not have the ability to provide true happiness without God. Satan convinced man that God did not have our interest at heart and that he was hiding things from us. (Genesis 3:1-5) .

   We have had thousands of years to pursue happiness on our own and it is obvious that we are failing miserably and it is only getting worse.  We have had many forms of governments, different forms of entertainment, pursuit of wealth and popularity. Watching the news makes it obvious that none of these provide a lasting form of happiness. All we manage to do is plague ourselves with wars, diseases, oppression, violence, and an almost total lack of love.

   In Jesus sermon on the mount he told some ways to find true happiness. What we need to keep in mind is that God is eternal and that there is no one wiser then him. Look at the creation around us. Man could not begin to create things as complex as Jehovah God has.  So he would know what we need to have lasting happiness.  (1 Timothy 6:6-11)(Acts 17:24-27)

Sermon On The Mount

   In Jesus sermon on the mount he stated some things that will give lasting happiness.  By studying them we can get started on a path that leads us to a lasting and true happiness.

In Matthew 5:3 Jesus states “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the kingdom of the heavens belongs to them” .  We need to ask ourselves how can I become aware of my spiritual needs?

   Most people know that God is the life giver so without him we are nothing.  Since we do not know God the bible tells us we need to search for him. (Psalm 119:1-2)  If we do not know him how can we trust him and put faith in him?

   The bible tells us God is the happy God, so who better to teach us to be happy then our creator who created our minds and bodies so he would know better then anyone what it takes to make us happy.  It has become obvious that we do not have what it takes to take care of ourselves.  Jeremiah 10:23  states “ I well know, O Jehovah, that to earthling man his way does not belong. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step”   as time goes on this becomes more and more evident. Seeking knowledge of things of the world usually brings a lot stress and problems,  but God promises that he adds no pain to taking in knowledge of him (Proverbs 10:22) . He also promises that eventually those who put their faith in him and took in knowledge of him and became obedient would not suffer anymore.  (Revelation 21:1-4) In order to enjoy the benefits and be happy even in these difficult times we need to take in knowledge of the source of true happiness. How can we have hope of a better future if we do not know the one who provides that hope?

  Happy Are Those Who Mourn.

   Matthew 5:4 says “Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted”  . How can you be happy if you are mourning? What are you mourning for?   2 Corinthians 12:21  gives an idea of what the mourning would be for. It tells us that the way of Jehovah would be twisted and people would forget the way.

   The happiness comes from the knowledge that all has not been lost and that true worship would be restored thus getting rid of all the confusion and oppression. (Micah 4:1-4)

Happy Are The Mild Tempered.

   Matthew 5:5 says “Happy are the mild-tempered ones, since they will inherit the earth”
Most people view being mild tempered as being weak. This is not the case it actually takes a lot of inner strength to be mild tempered. Anyone can easily fly off the figurative handle but how many people can be patient and rationalize things and deal with them with a mild temper. This takes a lot of inner strength and wisdom. This wisdom comes from God which in turn gives us inner strength. Knowing God’s laws helps us to know when to let our yes mean yes and our no mean no. There is no authority or person wiser then God, or with the power to back their promises. Knowing how we should deal with different situations helps make decisions easier, we also have the comfort of knowing if we are doing things in a way that pleases Jehovah God then we have his backing. (Matthew 5:33-37)   Mildness is also one of the fruits of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22,23)

  This scripture also lets us know that the mild tempered ones will inherit the earth. Wouldn’t it be nice to live on an earth with no more fighting and arguing? (Psalm 37:11)

 Hungering And Thirsting For Righteousness.

   Matthew 5:6 says “Happy are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, since they will be filled”

   To develop a hunger and thirst for righteousness we have to take in a regular diet of spiritual food. We need to attend meetings, do regular bible studies. We cannot be a sluggard as mentioned in the bible. (Proverbs 26:13-15)  Do we make excuses saying something is in our way or do we find a way to deal with the obstacles Satan puts in front of us so that we can keep that thirst for righteousness? We can have confidence that if we put our concerns on Jehovah through prayer he will hear them and help us with those obstacles. (Isaiah 57:14,15)

Happy Are The Merciful.

  Matthew 5:7 tells us “Happy are the merciful, since they will be shown mercy”  .   Most of us have experienced the relief of someone showing us mercy when we have messed up and know how it feels when someone has cut us a break and we know that we deserved to be treated more severely. We have also experienced the appreciation of someone who was truly sorry and we have shown them mercy and how happy it made them. We can be happy knowing that our heavenly father will show us mercy when we show others mercy.  (Matthew 9:10-13)

Happy Are The Pure In Heart

  Matthew 5:8 “Happy are the pure in heart, since they will see God”  .  When we read this scripture we may say but we cannot see God because no man can see God. (1 Timothy 6:16)

   There are many ways to know God is there and to see that he exist. Just like we know air exist by the effects it has or ultra violet rays especially if we are out in the sun too long. We definitely feel the effects of getting sun burnt. God’s qualities are invisible also so how can we see them? If we look at the creation around us and the complexity and glory of it all we can see how amazing he is. Man has been studying Gods creation for years and we barely have an understanding of the basics like our food let alone something as complex as the ocean or the universe. (Romans 1:20)  Yet we learn that all the billions of stars God has a name for them.( Isaiah 40:26)

 Jesus was a perfect reflection of God. He displayed the qualities that he learned from his father so well that it was like God was with us. If we learn about Jesus and the things he did, how he felt  and reacted we can see the qualities of his father. (John 14:9-11)

   As we develop our faith and it becomes stronger his qualities will become more evident and we will have no doubt about him being there for us. (Hebrews 11:27)

Happy Are The Peacemakers.

   Matthew 5:9 “Happy are the peacemakers, since they will be called sons of God.”

  We are living in the last days, we have many things to deal with. Satan has been thrown out of Heaven he knows he doesn’t have much time. There is a lot of immorality it can be difficult to be peaceable with all this going on but we need to set the example for others and not let Satan and his people mold us into what they are or what he wants us to become. (Revelation 12:7-9,12)(2 Timothy 3:1-7)

   With all that there is to deal with it is easy to become angry, but usually when we do it just results in others becoming angry then a whole circle of hate develops.  Wouldn’t it be wiser to not get caught up in all the strife then to take offence easily? (Proverbs 14:29)   When we become wrathful without thinking about the situation more and how to keep peace we usually make bad decisions that can effect others in a bad way.  James 1:19,20 states “ 19 Know this, my beloved brothers: Everyone must be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger, 20 for man’s anger does not bring about God’s righteousness.”  We can not read the person heart like God can, we do not know what the person has been through. God freely forgives us so shouldn’t we follow his example? (Ephesians 4:7)

  We are to return evil for evil to no one, vengeance belongs to God. If our enemy is hungry we are to feed them. If our enemy is thirsty give them a drink. In doing so we conquer the evil with the good. (Romans 12:17-21) Jesus tells us to love our enemies. (Matthew 5:43-46) In following Jesus example we help develop one of the most important qualities to help us to be happy and that is Love. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Happy When Persecuted.

   Matthew 5:10-12 tells us “10 Happy are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake,  since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them. 11 “Happy are you when people reproach you  and persecute you and lyingly say every sort of wicked thing against you for my sake. Rejoice and be overjoyed  since your reward  is great in the heavens, for in that way they persecuted the prophets prior to you. “

   Jesus tells us that we will be persecuted when we worship in truth. People will lie about you and say wicked things about you. If you are being persecuted for righteous reasons and you endure then you are storing up treasures in heaven. We know that all this is temporary and this system is going to be done away with so all the wealth and material things will not bring us salvation. If we are being persecuted for righteous reasons then we should hold our heads up high because we have been found worthy. (Acts 5:40-42) .

   We have to remember how the apostles were treated and how they lived. They did not pursue wealth on earth. They were looked down on by most people to the point of being as refuse of the earth. They still answered mildly. (1 Corinthians 4:11-13)  We need not be afraid when we are being persecuted, because if we are being persecuted it means that Gods spirit is resting upon you. (1Peter 4:12-14)

   Our faith needs to be tested which is what God does. We are tried by Satan.  When God test you he makes sure you are prepared to pass that test. Satan tries you and hopes you fail the trial. (1 Peter 1:6,7)

   If God’s own son Jesus was tested and tried we can expect the same. He remained without sin so we know at the right time he will help us. (Hebrews 4:15,16) He had endured what we have to so he understands what we are going through.

   We have the knowledge that those who don’t repent and continue to persecute you will eventually be humiliated by God. (Jeremiah 20:11) If we endure even in the face of death we know God will remember us in the resurrection. (Acts 24:15)

If you want to learn more go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and search for true happiness or real happiness.

What is the Heavenly Kingdom?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.                  What Is The Heavenly Kingdom That Jesus Said To Pray For?

   Jesus told us to pray for the Kingdom. We are not only to pray for it but to seek it. (Matthew 6:10, Matthew 6:33) .  In order to seek the kingdom we need to know what it is.

   As with any kingdom there must be a ruler. Who would this be? The scriptures reveal this person to be Christ.  (Revelation 11:15, Luke 1:32,33 and Acts 2:32-36). Most people already know this, but do you know there will be others ruling with him. Who are they?

   The others that rule with him will be those anointed by God. They will be loyal ones that Jesus bought from the earth. The number of them is 144,000. We know that this is a specific number because right after that another group is named and they are a great crowd. (Revelation 7:4, Revelation 5:9-10, Revelation 14:1, Matthew 19:28). Now if there are kings there has to be someone to rule over. Who would they be?

           Rule Over The Earth.

   Revelations 7:9 mentions a great crowd. Who are the great crowd? If you noticed in the previous scriptures that the 144,000 would rule over the earth.  Jesus also mentioned the other sheep. (John 10:16).

    The Bible says the meek will inherit the earth. (Psalm 37:11)   We are also told that the earth is established forever. (Psalm 78:69). So there will be people on the earth who will need guidance. So the other sheep are ones who will remain on the earth.

Signs of Jesus Return

Since Jesus return is in a spiritual kingdom we will not be able to see his return. So how will we know Jesus is taking action and has begin to take action?

   One of the first things Jesus would do is throw satan and the demons out of Heaven. The bible states that he will be angry because he knows that he has a short period of time left. So we know things will get worse on earth. (Revelation 12:7-12) Some other signs like earthquakes, wars, food shortages,  are mentioned in Matthew 24:3-7 . People may say these things have always happened, but not on a global scale like they do now. There are people starving to death in nations that are considered wealthy.

   Most historians say that the world changed in 1914. Whoever heard of world wars before that? The fruits of false religion would start to show. The bible says they would have a form of Godly devotion but prove false to it’s power. (2 Timothy 3:1-7)

   Another signed mentioned is that people are expecting Jesus to make a physical appearance, because they can’t see him they would be ridiculer’s.  (2 Peter 3:34)

Another sign is that true worship would be revived. (Malachi 3:1-3, Micah 4:1-4). We might ask, didn’t Jesus already fulfil this prophecy? To a degree but notice it was to take place in the final part of the days.

Great Apostasy

  Remember the good news of the Kingdom would be preached in all the inhabited earth and then the end would come. (Matthew 24:14)

   The Bible says that the great apostasy would come first and then be revealed. (2 Thessalonians 2:2:1-3) . So God would expose false religion and the sins of false religion. I will not get into apostasy now that is another study, but some of the things mentioned is that they would teach forbidding of marriage, commanding to abstain from foods that God created. (1 Timothy 4:1-3) They are called teachings of demons.

   The Bible says there is a time when they will not put up with healthful teachings, but would gather teachers to tickle their ears. (2 Timothy 4:3)

What The Heavenly Kingdom Under Jesus Rule Would Bring.

   One of the things mentioned would be a New Heaven and a New Earth. (Revelation 21:1-4)   We know there will be people who make it through the Great Tribulation. The bible says the meek will inherit the earth. (Psalm 37:11) .  The earth will not be made to totter to time indefinite. (Psalm 104:5)   So the destruction on the earth will be a destruction of the wicked and the righteous will remain, like in Noah’s day. (Matthew 24:37)

   The Heavenly Kingdom will crush all other kingdoms. (Daniel 2:44). The only kingdom that will remain is the Heavenly Kingdom.  There are many other things that the kingdom will accomplish, and when Jesus work is done he will hand the kingdom over to Jehovah God. (1 Corinthians 15:24)

If you want to learn more go to  wol.jw.org and do a search on 144,000, faithful and discreet slave, heavenly kingdom, apostasy.  Your eyes will be opened and you will see Christ presence in the Kingdom and believe unlike the others who are looking for a physical appearance and ridiculing those who believe.

Is God cruel or mean?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.There are some people who think the things that God did in  the past are mean or cruel. We need to understand that his ways are higher then ours. Wouldn’t we be judging God if we are to think that. (Isaiah 55:9)

God is the creator so he has a right to decide what is righteous and what is sin. The scriptures tell us he is merciful,gracious and slow to anger. (Psalm 103:8) Israel  knew he was merciful and when they disobeyed him they chose to have him decide the punishment instead of man. (2 Samuel 24:1-14)

There are many examples of his mercy for example when Manasseh and his people chose not to obey God he punished them. When they repented he forgave them and blessed them. (2 Chronicles 33:10,13)

We know that when he had to destroy nations or people he did not take delight in it. (Ezekiel 18:30-32)

He gave his laws to Israel, if an alien resident accepted true worship then God would view them as he did Israel. (Numbers 15:14-15) This shows he was not biased toward the gentiles. He made promises and he always keeps them. He had to do whatever he could to make sure those promises were fulfilled.  So he had to protect Abraham’s bloodline.  (Genesis 18:18, Deuteronomy 7:38)

God always warned people before he took action, and he held those who did not give the warning responsible. (Genesis 6:5-7, 2 Peter 2:5)(Jonah 1:2, Ezekiel 3:18)

He can read our hearts so he would know if someone was repentant or not. (1 Samuel 16:7,Luke 16:15) . We can be sure that those he destroyed had been warned and given a chance to repent.

On the other hand there are those who believe because he hasn’t acted on the wickedness going on today that he doesn’t care or that he is going to let things continue on the coarse they are going. His standards do not change. He will act just as he did in the past. We have to remember that one of his qualities is patients.(2 Peter 3:19)  When it seemed like God wasn’t doing anything in the past and that wickedness seem to be prospering people would think that the wickedness wasn’t going to be punished and they would start being wicked. (Ecclesiastes 8:11)

The scriptures tells us he waited patiently for Noah to build the ark.(1 Peter 3:20) We are also told that just like in Noah’s day people would take no heed to the warnings until it was too late. (Matthew 24:38)  Just as in Noah’s day he is patiently waiting for his people to finish the work he assigned now. (Matthew 24:14) If he acted without giving people a chance to repent there would be no one left because we all sin.(Romans 3:23)

Because Jehovah is a loving God he had past punishments written down to warn us so we don’t follow the same path. (1 Corinthians 10:11)  A loving and righteous God could not leave the wickedness remain.

He has to destroy the wicked in our times to pave the way for the promises he made concerning the New Heaven and the New Earth. (Psalm 37:9-11:29, Isaiah 65:17, Revelation 21:3,4) He even sent his only-begotten son to show us the way, knowing what Satan and his people would do. Jesus remained loyal and faithful to the end. In doing so he defeated Satan. (John 3:16)

If you want to learn more about what the Kingdom will do go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and do a search on suffering.

 

 

What Is Love? How To Find Love?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.Questions You Should Ask Yourself To Test Your Ability To Love.

Just a note, some bibles will say charity instead of love. They both require an act of giving that comes from the heart.

1.  Do I know the origin of love?  (1 John 4:8)

2. Do I know how much I am loved by God and Jesus? (Romans 8:38,39, John 3:16)

3.  Do I know the qualities of love? (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

4.   When someone upsets me am I quick with my tongue or do I follow Jesus example? (1 Petter 2:23)

5.   Am I happy when something good happens for someone or do I get jealous? (James 3:13-16)

6.   Do I try to make myself  look greater or make others feel like they are less? (James 4:13-16)

7.   Do I think more of myself then I should? (Matthew 18:4)

8.   Do I behave properly? (Hebrews 13:4)

9.   Do I always put my own interest first or do I try to help others? (Luke 14:12-14)

10. Do I get provoked easy or do I try to keep peace? (Proverbs 12:18)

11.  Do I hold a grudge or am I forgiving? (Romans 12:17-21)

12.  Am I happy with unrighteousness or do I find joy in bible truths? (Isaiah 5:20-23)

13.   When someone errors do I try to help them or do I tell everyone about it? (Proverbs 11:12,13)

14.  Do I believe the truths in the Bible? (2 Timothy 3:16)

15.  Do I trust God or do I follow my heart? (Jeremiah 17:9, Proverbs 28:26)

Look the scriptures up, apply what you have learned and you will know God better and in knowing him you will know love and be able to identify it in others.

If you need to know more about something go to http://www.jw.org . They have a wonderful online library that you can search.

 

 

 

Why use God’s name Jehovah?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.It is respectful to use someone’s name when you are addressing them. If you were a plumber would you like if your name was never used but you were just called the plumber. Your name encompasses the  whole person that you represent. If someone just called you by your occupation then that would be the only characteristic that they would know. If someone said my friend is the  seamstress then people would only know that aspect of the person. Now if they say they are a seamstress name Sue the picture starts getting clearer. Now it is narrowed down to a seamstress named Sue.

Now God’s name Jehovah is unique. There are many false Gods but only one true God. How do you identify the true God? By his unique name.

I have done a lot of research on the meaning of his name and one word cannot describe the meaning. I do not profess to be a scholar on any of this, but I have read many articles and books and from my research I am convinced that Jehovah is his name. From what I have gathered  his name covers his oneness, his eternal existence and  his ability to become what is needed by the ones he loves.

There are many terms used to describe qualities of God and a lot of people confuse the terms with names. These terms don’t get the whole picture of who he is. That is why you should use his name and not a term like Shiloh…etc.

His name occurred thousands of times in the original writings. Most Bibles have removed his name and replaced it with titles. Below is a list of bibles that still contain his name in them.

Living Bible  it appears 408 times.

Wycliff     (Genesis 22:14, Exodus 6:4, Exodus 17:15, Judges 6:24)

King James   and Authorized King James    (Genesis 22:14, Exodus 6:3, Exodus 17:15, Judges 6:24, Psalm 83:18, Isaiah 12:2, 26:4

American Standard has it in many places

Not only is Jehovah one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 45:6)) , we are to tell others his name. Exodus (9:16, John 17:6) . Hebrews 13:15 says we are to offer a sacrifice of praise, and to make public declaration of his name.

Malachi 3:17  tells us those in fear of his name will be written in the book of remembrance. Proverbs 18:10  shows that knowing his name can protect you.

Psalms20:7 says that putting faith in Gods name is better then weapons. Those who call on the name of Jehovah will be saved. (Acts 2:21,Romans 10:13

Gods people were known by his name. (2 Chronicles 7:14, Deuteronomy 28:9,10).

When God rebuilds the booth of David it refers to the nations upon who his name has been called. (Amos 9:11,12) . And in Acts 15:14  it states God turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name.

We Are To Make His Name Know.

   King Solomon made God’s name  known. He even put God’s name on the temple he built. He desired all to know God’s name. (2 Chronicles 32,33)  If you do not know someone’s name how can you trust them. The bible tells us those knowing God’s name will trust him. (Psalm 9:10)

   Most people know what the day of Jehovah is. They know it as judgement day. The bible tells us everyone calling on his name will be saved. If we do not know his name how can we call on it. (Joel 2:1)

    Israel was to declare God’s name and make his works known. (Psalms 105:1-3)  When they obeyed him the bible tells us that his name would be called upon them. So Israel was called by God’s name. (Deuteronomy 28:10) (Jeremiah 14:9)

   Nothing has changed in respect to that. When God gathers his people together in the last days they would proclaim his name and be known by it. (Acts 15:14-17)(Amos 9:11,12)

   Were would these people come from? The bible tells us the whole earth from every direction. (Isaiah 43:1-10)(Romans 9:24-26)  (Hosea 2:23)

   What convinces me the most that Jehovah is God’s name is that it is the most contested truth that people challenge. Why would Satan and his people work so hard to convince people that it is not God’s name if it wasn’t. If you were worshipping falsely do you think it would be contested?  Satan would be promoting it not trying to stop people from using it because if you worship a false God you are worshipping Satan. He does not want you to know the one and only true God Jehovah.

 

If you need to know more go to http://wol.jw.org  they have a wonderful online library that you can search. Try searching for (God’s name) you will pull very interesting information up.

What is the best New Testament? Colwell’s Rule of Bible Translation.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.I found this very interesting. Scholars rated different Bible translations for accuracy. The best is at the top of the list. New World Translation which is what Jehovah’s Witnesses use was at the top of the list. I like using more then one Bible though so I will try to find some of the others that were at the top of the list.

What is the best New Testament? Colwell’s Rule of Bible Translation..

You can read the New World Translation at  http://wol.jw.org

   For those who prefer the King James Bible. There is one that has put our creator’s name back were it belongs. It is called The Divine Name King James Bible. I have not had a chance to read it. I am going to get one though because I prefer having many bible versions to study with.

The link for more information is here. http://www.dnkjb.net/

http://web.archive.org/web/20040602211507/http://hector3000.future.easyspace.com/colwell.htm

 

If you do not want to read the New World Translation there is a new King James Bible that has been updated. This is the link to the site explaining it.  http://www.dnkjb.net

Do you know those who fear what others think about studying and sharing the truth will be destroyed?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.The Bible list cowards among those who will be destroyed.  (Revelation 21:8)   Are you afraid of what others think about taking in knowledge of God and sharing it with others? The Bible also says being afraid of men can lay a snare. (Proverbs 29:25)

Did you know that having a fear of man can hinder your ability to love. (1 John 4:17).

Jesus set the perfect example of courage, many times people tried to kill him. He did not let that hinder his worship of the true God. (Luke 4:28-30. The disciples followed Jesus example. (Hebrews 11:37-38) .

Remember salvation comes from God. Those persecuting you will eventually die, but God will not. (Isaiah 51:8,12)

You must enter through the narrow gate, few would make it. Be courages and God will remember you. You are valuable to our creator. (Matthew 7:13-14, Malachi  3:16, Mathew10:29-32).

Have faith God can undo anything man or Satan does. (Hebrews 13:5,6)

We can draw courage from the fact that Jesus conquered the world, in doing so he showed us the path to follow. (John 16:33)

When you are anxious pray to our father, he will give you the courage and strength to endure. (Philippians 4:6-7, Proverbs 18:10, 2 Timothy 1:7)

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have God feel towards you what he felt towards others who remained faithful and courages no matter what Satan and his people did. (Hebrews 11:37-38) .

In remaining courageous you could help defeat Satan (Revelation 12:11) . So don’t worry about what the world thinks but show our creator that you have faith. Actions speak louder then words.

If you want to learn more go here http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and search for (fear of man)

 

What was God’s first creation, hint it wasn’t the earth.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.Most people think that the earth was God’s first creation but it was not. I will not tell you what his first creation is but I will share some scriptures and you figure it out.

The first clue is when God speaks in the plural referring to us.  (Genesis 1:26, Genesis 11:7)

Next, mentions being produced as the beginning of God’s ways. ( Proverbs 8:22, Revelation 3:14, Colossians 1:15-17) .

By now you have probably figured out it is a person, and who it is. If you have not here are some more clues. All things came into existence through him. He  descended from Heaven and had a fleshly form on earth.  (John 1:14, John 3:13)

He spoke of the things he seen and heard when he was in Heaven.( John 3:31-32)

He spoke of the glory he had beside God before the world was. (John 17:5)

Calls God his father.(John 14:28)

Because of living as a human and being tested, and his suffering he learned obedience.( Hebrews 5:8-9)

By now you have probably figured out who the person is. But this is my favourite part of knowing him. He will rule as king in Heaven and when he is done he will hand the Kingdom back over to God. (1 Corinthians 15:24

If you found this interesting and you want to learn more go to http://www.jw.org and do a search on “only-begotten”  in quotes like I have it in this sentence.

By now you probably figured out that Jesus is God’s first creation. That is why God is speaking about us in Genisis. I love the online library they have. There is such a vast wealth of information. There is a lot of articles that deal with everyday problems like divorce, bad health etc. If you want to learn who created Satan go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and do a search on (who created Satan)

 

 

Satan and the Demons are mortal, they will die.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.I hear so many people talk about Satan and the demons like they are immortal. They are not immortal, they are mortal like us. They will die someday. Read these scriptures and you will see what I mean.

Romans 16:20, Hebrews 2:14, Revelation 20:10-14.  

   Satan tries to convince  people that he has more power and authority then he really does. He tries to get people to believe he is on the same level as God. It makes it easier for people to give up because they think there is no point in trying to resist him. He has already been thrown out of Heaven. He knows he has very little time left.

I have realized that people are confusing the abyss which is temporary with the lake of fire. When Satan is thrown into the abyss he will be released again, but that will not be the case when he is thrown into the lake of fire. Here are some scriptures that should help you understand the abyss better.  (Luke 8:31,Psalms 88:6-8, Revelation 20:1-3)

There are people who will join Satan in the lake of fire. (Revelation 21:8). Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the judicial punishment of everlasting fire. We do not see the fire still burning. If you throw something into the fire and burn it, there is nothing but ashes left. The destruction of that item becomes permanent you can’t put it back the way it was. That will be the case for those who choose not to obey God. (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)

 

The true condition of the Dead.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.There is a lot of false teachings about the dead. I will post the scriptures showing the truth.  The teachings out there contradict the Bible. If you went to Heaven or Hell then why would there be a need for a resurrection?        Genesis 3:19, Ecclesiastes 9:5, Ezekiel 18:4   Then these scriptures show what hope there is for our dead loved ones. John 5:28,29 ,Acts 24:15 . Take note of where God told Adam and Eve they would go when they died.  Also take note of the mental condition of those who have died. Also notice that not only the righteous will be resurrected but the unrighteous also.

If you want to learn more go to http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/h/r1/lp-e and do a search for (resurrection).

No more war,there will be peace.

If you don't read it how can you have faith.   We were cutting gun barrels off of submarines or something. It made me sad. Plus they are awful to cut. I can’t wait until these prophecies are fulfilled which will be very soon.
Psalm 37:9, Isaiah 2:4, Revelation 21:4
If you want to look these scriptures up you can go to www.jw.org they have an online Bible.

I cannot wait until there is no more war. To many innocent people are hurt by it. We have fought wars for thousands of years you would think we would have learned by now that wars are not the solution to our problem of not having world peace.

Does God work in mysterious ways?

If you don't read it how can you have faith.   Has anyone ever told you God works in mysterious ways. Do you know that is a lie. The Bible says he is a revealer of secrets. (Dan2:27,28) (Isaiah 46:10) If they make that statement you should be asking someone who can answer the question you ask , because it means the one you are asking has been blinded to the truth. Here are some scriptures that show what can blind someone’s mind.
John 14:22 , 2 Corinthians 4:3,4 Ephesians 4:17,18 1 Timothy 3:6, 6:5 1 John 2:11 .
These scriptures show you who he reveals the secrets to. Deuteronomy 29:29 , Amos 3:7 . So the next time you have a question ask one of Jehovah’s Witnesses they will not tell you that lie. Their minds have not been blinded so they will know the things that the blind ones call mysteries.