Archive for November, 2017

19
Nov

Microcosm & Marriage

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli    in Christian Life, Family, Social

Question: Muslim, Why Is One Woman Not Enough?

First off: 

Saved Noah’s family == Minimum Church.

Therefore:

 

Deut17:17; Matt18:19-20; Teeth; 1Tim2:12; 1Pet3:7; 1Cor7:9;

Acts of Lord Venkateswara.

Cf. Matt7:21-24; Jn13:17; Jam1:22; Rom2:1-16

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18
Nov

Operative Solution for Racial & Gender Harmony

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli    in Social

Problem:  Two-fold Extremism (both false)

 

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16
Nov

“Private Interpretation”

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli    in Theology

“To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah8:20).

Does Isaiah 8:20 also mean scripture interprets itself? Does:

“And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” (2Peter1:19-21)

mean there can be no authoritative interpreter at all but that scripture must interpret itself?

“No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation” simply means Truth is established by at least two or three witnesses (Matt18:20). It does not mean scripture is the final authority even to interpret itself!

Active Word == Final Authority. But see where Peter is getting at with the term “private interpretation.” Active Word may also come across as “private interpretation.” That is why Jesus said, where two or three are gathered together there I–the Truth–am. Matt18:20 is of paramount importance to understand what Peter is saying.

If we study the principles of so-called hermeneutics, they will use that phrase “private interpretation” (Peter) to substantiate their claim that scripture must interpret itself. They harp on “sola scriptura” (Scripture Alone) as if the Pope is doing some “private interpretation” of his own. Do you get where i am going with this? The Pope always uses councils, never “private interpretations.” Council == the 2 or 3 of Matt18:15-20.

That the Pope be in authority is of Christocracy. That no one in particular be in authority even to arbitrate between people, is not some supposed virtuous democracy; it is anarchy. Here is proof that TRUTH can in fact be twisted to mean totally the opposite!

The raison d’être of a Pope is ironically for the very thing that he is dismissed by the Protestants, namely, “Private Interpretation.”

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Muhammad preaches fake-islam (FORCED submission) not true Islam (freewill submission) of Isa al Masih, who showed what being a True Muslim is like, when He freely accepted the will of ABBA in sending Him to the cross to die for the sins of the world and said:

“O My Abba, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will” (Matt26:39).

The fakeness of Muhammad’s Islam is self-evident in light True Islam (freewill submission) of యేసు క్రీస్తు / यीशु मसीह / Jesus Christ/ المسيح عيسى / המשיח ישוע.

Muhammad mixes truth with lies to ultimately peddle lies.

Quran == proof of dung == FORCED SUBMISSION.

The death penalty for apostasy from Islam == FORCED SUBMISSION.

Quran References:

Quran (4:89) – “They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliya’ (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Muhammad). But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya’ (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them.” Verse 4:65 says that those who have faith are in “full submission” to Muhammad’s teachings. This verse explains what should happen to Muslims who do not have faith and (along with verses 90-91) do not agree to banishment and subjugation.

Quran (9:11-12) – “But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then are they your brethren in religion. We detail Our revelations for a people who have knowledge. And if they break their pledges after their treaty (hath been made with you) and assail your religion, then fight the heads of disbelief – Lo! they have no binding oaths – in order that they may desist.”

Other verses that seem to support the many Hadith that establish the death sentence for apostates are Quran verses 2:217, 9:73-74, 88:21, 5:54, 9:66.

Hadith and Sira references

The most reliable Hadith collection contain numerous accounts of Muhammad and his companions putting people to death for leaving Islam. According to verse 4:80 of the Quran: “Those who obey the Messenger obey Allah.”

Sahih Bukhari (52:260) – “…The Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’ ”

Sahih Bukhari (83:37) – “Allah’s Apostle never killed anyone except in one of the following three situations: (1) A person who killed somebody unjustly, was killed (in Qisas,) (2) a married person who committed illegal sexual intercourse and (3) a man who fought against Allah and His Apostle and deserted Islam and became an apostate.”

Sahih Bukhari (84:57) – [In the words of] “Allah’s Apostle, ‘Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.'”

Sahih Bukhari (89:271) – A man who embraces Islam, then reverts to Judaism is to be killed according to “the verdict of Allah and his apostle.”

Sahih Bukhari (84:58) – “There was a fettered man beside Abu Muisa. Mu’adh asked, ‘Who is this (man)?’ Abu Muisa said, ‘He was a Jew and became a Muslim and then reverted back to Judaism.’ Then Abu Muisa requested Mu’adh to sit down but Mu’adh said, ‘I will not sit down till he has been killed. This is the judgment of Allah and His Apostle (for such cases) and repeated it thrice.’ Then Abu Musa ordered that the man be killed, and he was killed. Abu Musa added, ‘Then we discussed the night prayers'”

Sahih Bukhari (84:64-65) – “Allah’s Apostle: ‘During the last days there will appear some young foolish people who will say the best words but their faith will not go beyond their throats (i.e. they will have no faith) and will go out from (leave) their religion as an arrow goes out of the game. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for whoever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection.'” This verse from the Hadith is worse than it appears because it isn’t speaking solely of apostates, but those who say they believe but don’t put their religion into practice.

Sahih Bukhari (11:626) – “The Prophet said, ‘No prayer is harder for the hypocrites than the Fajr and the ‘Isha’ prayers and if they knew the reward for these prayers at their respective times, they would certainly present themselves (in the mosques) even if they had to crawl.’ The Prophet added, ‘Certainly I decided to order the Mu’adh-dhin (call-maker) to pronounce Iqama and order a man to lead the prayer and then take a fire flame to burn all those who had not left their houses so far for the prayer along with their houses’.”

Abu Dawud (4346) – “Was not there a wise man among you who would stand up to him when he saw that I had withheld my hand from accepting his allegiance, and kill him?” Muhammad is chastising his companions for allowing an apostate to “repent” under duress. (The person in question was Muhammad’s former scribe, who left him after doubting the authenticity of divine “revelations” – upon finding out that grammatical changes could be made. He was brought back to Muhammad after having been captured in Medina).

al-Muwatta of Imam Malik (36.18.15) – “The Messenger of Allah said, “If someone changes his religion – then strike off his head.”

Reliance of the Traveller (Islamic Law) o8.1 – “When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.” (o8.4 affirms that there is no penalty for killing an apostate).

Judgement

In view of the above self-evident truth, in addition to the below related articles published earlier, all nations of the world should:

  • ban this Fake Islam (forced submission with sword) of Quran,
  • brand Muhammad as a false prophet, and
  • relegate Quran only to the museums

for maintaining world peace. And nations, which do not abide by the above judgement must be quarantined.

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15
Nov

Prophet Muhammad: A Kafir & A Takfir

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli    in Christian Life

First published on March 14th, 2015

Kafir

A Kafir (Unbeliever) is one who does not believe especially in the SIGNS of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर that do require a degree of faith.

Do not say, “a Believer is one who prays this many times a day, etc, etc.” Then you must give royal treatment to this dog.

In fact, the oft quoted Koran 8:12 essentially says:

‘Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers [who believe in the Sign of Virgin Birth AND the Sign of Resurrection]: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers [who do not believe in the SIGNS of Allah]: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”‘

Note: Angel Jibril spoke Koran to Muhammad. Therefore Muhammad is prophet of Angel Jibril, not of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, directly. Whereas it is written of Isa AL MASIH in John 1:18 “No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten god (with the small ‘g’) who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” Again in Heb1:2 יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.

Now, briefly…

Sign #1: Virgin Birth

Koran 23:50 states: “And We made the son of Mary and his mother as a Sign: We gave them both shelter on high ground, affording rest and security and furnished with springs.” Also, Isa7:14.

Virgin was with child (Koran 2:117). Why a virgin? Man knows it like gravity that it takes a male and a female to make a baby. יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर wants to precisely appear to the world as the Father of one to be born, namely the son of Mary. יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर wants to tell the world that His Son, which means that He is also the co-owner of the creation, trumps all prophets (merely hirelings), past, present, & future, including Muhammad.

In fact, in keeping with Injeel John 1:3; John 5:21-23NASB; Colossians 1:15-17 and Philippians 2:10-11, even  Koran 2:116-117 clearly acknowledges:

They say: “Allah hath begotten a son”: Glory be to Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ). Nay, to Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: everything renders worship to Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ). To Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) decreeth a matter, He (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) saith to it: “Be,” and it is.

But instead Muhammad has misunderstood it as:

When He (Allah not Isa al Masih/Jesus Christ) decrees a matter, He (Allah) only says to it (fetus in the womb of Mary), “Be,” and it is.

Koran 8:30 “Remember how the Unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home). They plot and plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah.
Koran 8:31 “When Our Signs are rehearsed to them, they say: ‘We have heard this (before): if we wished, we could say (words) like these: these are nothing but tales of the ancients.'”

Yes, prophet Muhammad included, did not believe that Isa AL MASIH was the Son of Allah. Or was it the translators who attributed the title, “Most Gracious” (Koran 19) also to Allah, when it actually and rightly belongs to Isa AL MASIH?

Therefore, they, including Muhammad, are kafirs on count #1 for not believing in the SIGN of the Virgin Birth AND it’s obvious implications, as noted above.

SIGN #2: The Resurrection

Koran 2:73 states clearly that Allah can bring back the dead. It is one of His Signs.

Tommy Lee Camden II writes in
“Resurrection Of Christ: A Sign Or Not?”

The resurrection in itself is not considered to be a sign miracle, but should it be one? We must examine what makes the miracles sign miracles to find this answer. The sign miracles were a set of seven specific miracles performed by Jesus that held special significance and meaning. Each one of them was performed to another person and for the better good of that person. Now when we look at the resurrection, we must determine what is its significance, who was it for and why was it performed. There are a few factors that must be looked at and first is what is the significance of the resurrection. This is very important for modern Christianity, because it is basically the foundation for the faith that developed into the religion we have. Had Christ not resurrected we would be stuck with idolatry… and the new way to salvation would have never been known. So the significance is that His death did away with the traditions of the Old Testament. Now, the resurrection is [about the new life we have in Christ]. Because of His perfect sacrifice we have the chance to live eternally with Him in the after life, so when asking whom this miracle was for, the answer is, for all of us. He showed us there was hope and life even after death. Jesus raising Himself from the grave is the perfect way to show the world that all power in heaven and earth is in Christ. Its one thing to raise the dead like Lazarus, but its so much more powerful to give ones self up to death, wait three days to allow Jewish belief that the soul is no longer lingering around the body and then to restore life back to yourself from the grave. Only Jesus has ever done this and only He could.

But Muslims, including Prophet Muhammad, make themselves Unbelievers/kafirs by not believing in yet another but more important SIGN of Allah for mankind: The RESURRECTION!

In Quran 19, Maryam, verse 33, Jesus said shortly after his birth:

“So Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again).”

A. Jusuf Ali wrote in the footnote number 2485 of his translation of the Holy Quran (1975): “…those who believe that he (Jesus) never died should ponder over this verse.”

Koran 4:157 reads:

“That they said [in boast], ‘We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah’;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no [certain] knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.”

What 4:157 simply says is that you can never kill Jesus permanently–He will rise from the dead!

The AL MASIH says, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.” (Injeel Jn11:25)

For a Believer, The Day of Judgement (Koran 23:16) is the Day he/she is Born-Again, when Justice meets Mercy for his/her sake, and both are satisfied. In fact it is his/her Day of Resurrection, particularly catering to him/her. For, Isa AL MASIH says in Injeel John 5:24: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”

Now, Koran 5:10 says it clearly: “Those who reject faith and deny our signs will be companions of Hell-fire.”

Takfir

A Takfir is an apostate, that is, not a true Muslim.

Now, briefly…

Koran 5:72 reads:

“They have certainly disbelieved who say, ‘Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary’ while the Messiah has said, ‘O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’ Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.”

As for us, we have not denied: ABBA AKBAR (آبا اكبر), which means the Father is the greatest as per Injeel Jn14:28 and 1Cor11:3. But that only excuses us, not the so-called Muslims.

Clearly Koran5:72 is suspect for twisting INJEEL John20:17 (Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, `I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'”). Our God is Isa’s God. But our Lord is Isa, and His Lord is the Father (1Cor11:3; Jn14:28). This is true on account of Tanakh Ps110:1 (which speaks of “LORD of Lord”); Torah Deut10:17 (which speaks of “God of gods”); Tanakh Job1:6 (which speaks of “sons of God”). Therefore, (unless it is a translation error mistaking ‘God’ mentioned in Jn20:17 for ‘Adonai/Lord’) Muhammad errs in saying the lie that AL Masih said, ‘O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.'” Either Muhammad is erring or those who wrote the Koran are erring.

You see, the heavens declare the glory of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर. There is no shortage of people submitting to the UNSEEN (יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर). But it is to the SEEN we must offer their due. This is not only scriptural (Jn5:23; 1Jn4:20; Rom13:7; 1Cor11:3; 1Cor12:28) but it is also a self-evident truth.

Conclusion

The above argument with self-evident truths makes the so-called Muslims, including Prophet Muhammad (as he is understood today by the Ummah/Muslim community), takfirs as well as kafirs.

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11
Nov

Humility + Grace + Faith + Fruit (Works) => Salvation

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli    in Theology

Originally published on Oct 18, 2016

Proposition:

 

First off,

Rom3:25; 2Pet1:9

At the outset, i want to make it clear that we are not disputing that we were saved, once upon a time by the works of Christ. Salvation is past, present and future. We are saved from the penalty of sin. We are being saved from the power of sin. And we will be saved from the presence of sin.

The faith-of-no-boasting (Eph2:8-9) that enabled you to believe in Jesus at the time of being born-again should now enable you to do good-works (fruit). Else your faith is dead and you’re going to hell. Therefore, Salvation = Grace + Faith + fruit (works).

Luke10:25, 27-28

If not then what is fair for people who have grown up away from any real exposure to Christianity?

Sure, we cannot work to the extent the Law requires. We fall short of them (Rom3:23). Therefore, no doubt we should not boast in any work of ours but have faith.

If the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ atoned our sins, i.e. paid for all our past sins (not those of the future: Rom3:25; 2Pet1:9) up until the time we washed them, the sins of omission and the sins of commission after the knowledge being imparted have treble penalty than to those people who did not receive grace (Luke12:48; Heb10:26ff).

So say goodbye to the Devil and his children, who are singing the devil’s lullaby, “Faith Alone,” subverting righteousness altogether and making God’s people rest in a mere belief-sans-works. “Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous” (1Jn3:7).

The following slides were first released in social media during 2014-2016:

Matt16:12; 1Tim4:1

Jesus rose from the dead by the merits of holiness, not by being deity!

“Jesus Christ our Lord was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” (Rom1:3-4NKJV)

 

(Luke23:34; Heb10:26)

The warning is clear:

 

A murderer, for instance, upon receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior, doesn’t become as righteous as one who has laid down his life for his neighbor. That would be laughable and an embarrassment to heaven. He is merely forgiven and given a clean slate. The Biblical term for that is Atonement. That is, only our past sins are forgiven (Rom3:25; 2Pet1:9).

His righteousness is applied to us for atonement before we are grafted into the vine. When grafted into Jesus, the vine has righteousness, not the branches. Branches need to abide to bear fruit/righteousness. Otherwise they too will be cut-off (Jn15:1-11; Rom11:21ff).

2Cor6:2 says:
“In the time of my favour I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I HELPED you.”

How did He help us? He helped us by wiping away all our PAST sins (Rom3:25; 2Pet1:9). It would NOT be considered as HELP if He also granted us His righteousness. That would be more than mere help. It is help because we can now (at the time of being born-again) start our life with a CLEAN slate, not with a deposit.

 

(Jn3:3; Rom3:25; 2Pet1:9)

To see the kingdom, we need to be born-again (Jn3:3), which is to humble ourselves and consider ourselves as a ‘nothing,’ wholly dependent on God. In order to enter the kingdom, we need to be baptized (Jn3:5), which is the first fruit. Subsequently, we need to now write on the clean slate with righteousness–bear more fruit–because…

 

(Phil2:8-9NIV)

 

(2Pet1:9; Rom3:25; 4:5)

(2Cor5:21)

 

(Matt16:24; 1Jn3:16)

 

(Matt16:24; 1Jn3:16; 1Pet4:19NKJV; Rom6:18; Rom8:12-13KJV; cf. Gal3:1-5)

 

Like a true Muslim–in the sense of “one who submits to God”–we submit our freewill to God’s will, just like Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane, saying, “Not my will, Father, but Thine be done!” (Luke 22:42).

 

 

 

Heb6:1

 

(Gal5:16)

 

(2Cor5:3-4NKJV)

For mortality to be swallowed up, Paul speaks of being further clothed over on top of the basics/underwear. He also instructs every woman, including the Bride of Christ, to be clothed with good deeds (1Tim2:9-10).

 

 

“Now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.” (Rom6:22)

 

Cf. Phil2:13

 

Matt22

Rev19:8

From Rev19:8 we understand that this “further clothing” (2Cor5:4) are the righteous acts of the saints. Notice that these acts are not that of the Lord Jesus Christ nor of the Holy Spirit. In other words, these are imparted righteousness, over on top of the basics/underwear, which Christ gave us upon being born-again (imputed righteousness). In the final analysis these are the Wedding Garments we ought to be dressed up in, not remain in our first birthday clothes (diapers).

 

 

This 2Cor5:4 concept of not being unclothed of the basics/underwear but of further clothing over on top of them, is most prevalent even in today’s culture of clothing. Therefore, we can safely say that works are necessary for salvation, without which we will be thrown out, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matt22:1-14).

 

(1Jn3:7)

 

(cf. Jn13:35)

Rom12:1NASB

Luke10:25, 27-28; Rom4:3; Jn8:56

 

(Matt5:20)

That leads to the question of Eternal Security…

 

(Luke12:48)

Out of the four kind of soils that Jesus spoke of in Matt13, only one kind was like the seed that fell on the way side (i.e. never born-again to begin with). But with the rest of the three, per Jn12:24, the seed in fact died and was born-again. But only one out of those three endured to the end and was saved, per Matt10:22 & Matt24:13. So, there is no such thing as once-saved-always-saved!

(Matt18:23-35)

So we see: Jesus leaves us no room for a Salvation based on a “Faith Alone” (passé) theology!

Pastor John Piper, founder of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary, on 14 October 2016 issued this breaking news:

 

Thus says the Lord on Wednesday, 19th October 2016:

“If I cast out demons [like ‘Luther/Faith ALONE’ from strongmen like John Piper] by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”

Thus says the Lord on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016:

“He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill.”

Thereby, Luther now stands overturned!

Dr. John Piper reiterates his stand on both “Eternal Security” as well as “Faith-ALONE” doctrines in this video:

R. C. Sproul is famous for saying:

“The article of Justification by Faith Alone is the doctrine on which the Church stands or falls.”

Speaking of Luther-Calvin Church, Jesus predicted:

“The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.” (Matt7:27)

With the fall of the Goliath-like strongman, it is God, who has declared that the Faith-ALONE (Lutheran-Calvin) Church has fallen. This was confirmed again on 11th November 2016. It is Christ, who brings these charges against the Luther-Calvin Church (cf. Rom8:34; 8:3). The ramification of this is that we NO LONGER sit back and supposedly “pray” for God to do all the leg-work as well. As servants of God we all need to form companies with a not-only-for-profit motive in order to love like never before and show that we are indeed the disciples of Christ (John13:35), bearing fruit for life everlasting. The fruit can be in the form of souls (1Cor16:15), good-works (Col1:10), praise (Heb13:15), financial (Rom15:26-28), quality of character/spirit (Gal5:22), enlightenment (Eph5:9), righteousness (Phil1:11; Heb12:11), holy anger/justice (1Sam11:6; Mark3:5), godly jealousy (2Cor11:2), etc (Rev22:2). But remember that demonstration takes sacrifice, and it is way superior than merely saying: “I love you.”

 

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9
Nov

Slaying of the Spirit — The Original

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli    in Christian Life

If you are die-hard religionist, the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח can be a bitter-pill to swallow because it will mean that you also swallow with it your PRIDE of merit, knowledge, riches, beauty, culture, religiosity, self-righteousness, etc. It works because it is the Truth and sets you free!

Be Born Again!

In there we share an important truth that to be Born Again means to ultra-humble yourself, not some wishy-washy experience but something that is real. You must ultra-humble to become a nothing–be slain!

This is the original “slaying of the spirit” that which is counterfeited in the world.

8
Nov

“Wife beating”

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli    in Christian Life, Family, Social, Theology

 

“For the moment ALL discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it” (Heb12:11).

Let us not stick American feminism in here, which has been demoted as the Abomination of Desolation. We LOVE our wives so much that we will go to the extent of beating the hell out of them–not divorce them like so called “Christian” Americans do–if they go out of line, in keeping with scripture (1Cor9:27NIV)!

I believe, my wife would rather have me beat her than divorce her!

Unless you are spiritual (i.e. not a Biblicist/legalist/literalist) you are NOT in a capacity to see this verse (1Cor9:27) for what it means.

We love our wives and administer discipline like the head of the household (1Cor11:3), even as her spiritual father (Isa9:6). If you still want to remain contentious and indeed there are some of you who are, answer me: Am i not my brother’s keeper?

In view of the smearing of the Most High Himself that is going on, we are placing our own dignity on line here. But we are not ashamed of the Truth nor of stating it! He who does not acknowledge these truths as being self-evident are outsiders to the family of God.

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8
Nov

God’s Real Sovereignty

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli    in Theology

 

Sovereignty thumping Calvinists have verses like Phil2:12 of demoted Paul to back up their claims. They say it is God who is the one CAUSING us to will. Rather what is really happening is that Calvinists try to escape out of the hook. It is they who ARE UNWILLING when it comes for their part to play. They wishfully think that since they are not moving right now it means that God has not actually CAUSED them to return or willed them to move at all. No freewill according to them.

God works in all to will, they say. Where then is our own ID? Where then is our distinct role of sonship? God rewards us according to our works–the scriptures are full of that. God in fact rejoices in the virtues of His sons. He is glorified in their glory just as it was the case when Jesus was glorified. So the “ALONE” (sola) needs to be struck down in entirety because here we are talking about the ultimate Glory, which is NOT for God “alone.” See this article or this video for the striking down of Sola Fide (through Faith Alone), Sola Christos (on the basis of Christ Alone) and Sola Grace (by Grace Alone).

If the Truth is in anyway exaggerated it losses its power and is thrown out altogether as a lie. 

If works are to be made distinct then they are also distinct from even God’s OWN works! But Paul’s erroneous teachings don’t allow that except in the case of plant-water-grow metaphor in 1Cor3:6. When Jesus says the sparrow falls down according to the will of God (Matt10:29), it does not mean God is a control-freak. It just means that it was God who has put in place the various causes/forces for the sparrow to fall to the ground. It is as simple as that. But Calvinists take that to mean God is a control-freak and justify a whole lot of other erroneous teachings of OSAS,  etc. and in order to suite their teachings, they even alter scripture such as Rev13:8NASB (BAD) & Rev13:8ESV (BAD) cf. Rev13:8NKJV (good).

 

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Operation BEULAH™

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli    in Christian Life, Eschatology, technology

Sharing about my invention–the Wedded Avatar (Beulah) of Christ and 5 gifts from this Son of David to each member of the Bride of Christ.

As attention span is very small in this day & age, i cut short the presentations. And no more ramblings. Please extend some grace to this Son of David and check out again these new presentations:

Part 1:

Part 2:

 

A text version is available here.

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