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30
Dec

“The flesh counts for nothing” (Jn-6:63b)

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

I asked my wife, who is a Medical Doctor, “what part of the body feels pain?”

She said: “nerves.”

I said: “Isn’t it rather the spirit?”

She fully agreed.

Then i showed her the promise (Rev5:12), which i received today.

cf.: Jn6:63NIV

17
Dec

సురేష్ (Surésh/שורש/שֹׁרֶשׁ)

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Soul searching…

Surésh is an Indian masculine given name originating in the Sanskrit word sureśa (compound of sura and īśa). Its meaning is “Ruler of gods” and it has been used as an epithet for the Hindu gods Bhrama, Vishnu and Shiva (Wikipedia).

Cf. “Ruler of rulers” in Daniel8:25 / EBR / దానియేలు 8:25 was revealed to me from a Bible dictionary at a Bible literature exhibition at Basseterre on the island of Saint Kitts & Nevis during our stay there between years 2003-2006.

Around 1968-1972, when i was an infant and my brother–Sudeep Motupalli Rao–was still crawling, my mother–Motupalli Jayalakshmi with maiden name Neelam Jayalakshmi–after being ill-treated by my dissatisfied earthly father–Motupalli Yogesware Rao–over a prolonged period of time, with the last straw of being beaten up (including this one), tried to commit suicide and jumped into the well in our house yard. She went to the bottom of the water of the well and then frantically kicked herself back to the surface of the water of the well (cf. 1Peter3:20-21; Romans6:4; Matthew18:3; John3:5). With fear of death suddenly gripping her now, she stretched out her arms and found the walls of the well, which kept her from sinking. She then heard us crying above. So she decided to live for us and cried out to a neighbour’s servant (Ramudu) to drop a rope. Ramudu brought her back up.

Later without knowing the meaning of Suresh (not even today?) or Sudeep, she renamed me సురేష్ (Surésh), replacing సీతారాం (SitaRam), which was my grandfather’s name from my father’s side (a name, similarly carried through many generations), and my brother-in-the-flesh సుదీప్ (Sudeep), replacing సుబ్భా రావు (Subba Rao), which was my grandfather’s name from my mother’s side.

As it sounded good to her heart, but without knowing the meaning of it, the name “Suresh” was simply adopted by my mother for me from her immediately elder sister-in-law’s (Kali Kamba) son’s name (i came to know of this only today when i inquired her). And the name “Sudeep” as a name for my brother-in-the-flesh, simply came to her mind as something that rhymed with the name “Suresh.”

Much later in 1995, Servant of God, Brother K. Phillip in a message confirmed my desire to change my name to Caleb, which was a name of my room-mate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I did not know the meaning of the name, but it merely sounded good to me, so when i returned to India, i thought of taking that name as my Christian name. On that night after Phillip uncle gave the message, i kept awake all night without sleep and was sort of in prayer. When it was dawning (August 20th, 1995), i also read the daily devotional from Mother Charles Cowman’s “Streams in the Desert.” That day’s devotional was about god telling Jacob, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but hereafter, you shall be called Israel.” Then at about 5 AM as planned i took an auto-rickshaw from Sri Ram Nagar, Madras (Chennai) where we lived and went to Jehovah-shammah, which was in Vepery, Madras (Chennai), where the Servant of God was serving and residing. As soon as he saw me, before i said anything after the greeting, he said that his devotional that day was, “This is my beloved Son in whom i am well pleased.” And i was the first one whom he had encountered early that morning at about 5:30 AM IST. I then told him how the Lord lead me to change my name from Suresh to Caleb yesterday. But early that morning how i felt through the devotional that God was telling me instead to take the name Israel. Then Uncle explained to me the correct meaning behind that instruction in the devotional where God was sealing the change of name; just as Jacob  became Israel, i too now became Caleb from Suresh. He then went inside and fetched his Bible dictionary and found the meaning of the Hebrew name, Caleb: “a dog that yelps.” I was quite pleased and went home. When it came time (after few weeks?) to changing the name in the records such as Passport etc, i had to publish my new name after change of religion in couple of news papers (vernacular and English) and in the government gazette. As amma was close to Celestial aunty (wife of the Servant of God, Brother K. Phillip), during conversation about change of my name, she advised i retain the name Suresh as part of my name, just as Brother Balu David did, in order that i can witness and reach out to my Hindu friends & family using my name. I am sure aunty too did not know(?) the meaning of the common Hindu name Suresh. But even though i thought the old creation was dead (2Cor5:17) and with that the old name as well, i took the advise of Phillip aunty and retained the name Suresh. But unlike Brother Balu David, who put his old name ahead of the new name. I placed the old name after the new name and went with Caleb Suresh Motupalli. I also retained Motupalli because i wanted to testify that this being had a basic earthly human existence.

And significantly today a Brahmin Chartered Accountant, who helped with incorporating AgapeJUST [P] Ltd., on March 6, 2017, but with whom i lost touch with, called me all of a sudden reminding me about filing tax returns with the government. For which i followed up with submitting some documents along with a message about Jesus Christ (Krishna). He replied by addressing me using the general greeting: “Dear sir.” Sir, which is adopted from the British, is pronounced here in Andhra as sar apparently equivalent to the Hebrew śar שַׂר־שָׂרִים֙.

Since my inadvertently given name is rather intriguing, did some further research today (15th December 2017). I came to know that Sura is commonly used in India (Sanskrit language) to denote alcohol (spirit) or god. Sura is also used to refer to verses/chapters/books in the Quran. The Lord Jesus Christ Himself said His Word is equal to sura (spirit) and life (Jn6:63). As for īśa, it simply means Lord in the Upanishads. But we know īśa specifically is another word for Yeshua/Jesus as in the Bible AND Quran. So it appears to me that Sura + Isa in English means: Lord Spirit of 2 Corinthians 3:17-18.  Is naming someone సురేష్ (Surésh), the Blasphemy that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 12:31? Or సురేష్ (Surésh/שורש/שֹׁרֶשׁ of Isaiah11:1ff) in an official capacity?

(Originally published on Nov 30, 2017 at 3:44pm)

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8
Dec

What shall we do with Jesus?

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

“Whoever claims to love God yet hates his brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.” (1John4:20)

Therefore, mankind, with one voice, must first embrace the One from ABOVE–by virtue of being Son of Virgin, attested by both Bible & Quran. And for having said to have died for us–a supposed BIG lietry Him/His Servants (Holy Spirit/Word — Jn6:63), before contemplating יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर.

 

 

29
Nov

Israel knowing her I AM

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

 

Yes…

 

cf.: SHOULD WE BE EXCITED OR TERRIFIED ABOUT AI POLITICIANS?

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29
Nov

Aaronic blessing directly from the Father Himself

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

 

 

Sister Ruth happened to unearth this from underneath our refrigerator yesterday while i heard Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s message, which ended with an unsettling benediction in my hearing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now (30th November 2017) the blessing is coming through my wife Anna Motupalli …

 

 

 

शुद्ध हृदय पर बख्त सिंह भाई (Brother Bakht Singh on Pure Heart)

 

मत्ती 5:8

धन्य हैं वे जो हृदय के शुद्ध हैं
क्योंकि वे परमेश्वर के दर्शन करेंगे।

 

Matthew 5:8

28
Nov

“Wife beating”

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags:

 

“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 (cf. Jn12:6), 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.

 

cf.: 1 Corinthians 4:15

 

cf. Matthew 23:9; John 20:17

Abba (יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर) Akbar!

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ఈ లక్షణాలు అన్ని నీలో ఉన్నాయి, అమ్మ. నీవు నిశ్చయంగా నాకు యేసు ప్రేమను చూపించావు నాపై. ఇదే నా పాట నీయట్టు:

 

Col1:24; 2Cor4:10-12; Gal6:17; Phil2:17

 

The Spirit of my wife, favoring the Father, responded through Servant of God, Brother Moses and said: Exodus 32:4; 1Tim2:5.

The verse that came to my mind was: _:_

If they can use that verse, so can i use this verse.

But after all is said and done, we have failed: Luke 20:25; Rom13:7; 1Jn4:20; Titus2:3-8 (a need for such voice of Truth in the general assembly).

 

Jn5:23; Matt10:40-42; 1Jn4:20; Rom13:7; 1Cor11:3; 1Cor12:28.

Also: Matthew 15:5; Matt28:17; Jn10:35; Ex7:1; cf. Acts14:18.

But let us reserve for our ultimate love, respect, honor, reverence, fear and worship for our preeminent Abba AkbarLuke 4:8; Matthew 10:37.

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25
Nov

Lordship Salvation & The True Muslim (مسلم)

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

I, Caleb Suresh Motupalli, a witness of the resurrected Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח  in spirit form, write to all Muslims, Christians and Jews scattered around the world:

Let me begin by addressing Muslims, and as a byproduct also cover the urgent need of shallow Christians and Jews.

Unlike what Calvinists say, we do have a freewill. Without freewill the concept of God’s love itself is in question. So freewill is sacrosanct. But it is not enough knowing that we have a freewill; we must say with Jesus, “Not my will Father, but thine be done.” And that is what being a true Muslim is all about as expounded in this article.

The so-called Muslims do not KNOW the WILL of Allah/God in order to submit to it. What are they submitting to then? The answer is a bold, YES! Surely, they are submitting to impurity and as a result waging evil-Jihads in the name of Allah/God. A True Muslim (مسلم) seeks first to know the true will of Allah/God before he can even submit to it. Now, what is that universal true will of Allah/God?

Role models are key to under-standing who a true Muslim is and what He submitted to. We have Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ as our role model of a True Muslim, who SUBMITTED to an allah/god, who is LOVE (1John4:8), even in His death and said, “Not my will, Father, but thine be done” (Injeel Luke 22:42). Others merely brandished a sword. But Isa/Jesus too showed He can brandish a sword as well. But only to show the greater power, namely, that He can heal (an attribute of Creator Allah/God alone) a ghastly wound inflicted by a sword (Injeel Luke22:36-38, 47-51).

Truth does not need a prop such as the Bible, Quran or the Gita for it to stand. It is self-evident.

Islam is true and holy. Just as the Law was present from the beginning before Moses even gave it, Islam was present before Muhammad even gave it. Islam means submission to the will of Allah/God.

Two types of Submission exist.

1) Forced Submission;

2) Freewill submitted to God’s will.

Submission is emphatically taught by Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ (Matt7:21-27; 12:50) and kept even in His death (Injeel Luke 22:42). That mankind must submit to His Creator, is self-evident, something that has eluded the Church-at-large in favor of Lutheran & Calvinistic theories. While the sacrifice of Isa/Jesus atoned (paid for) our past sins (Rom3; 2Pet1), Isa’s righteousness is Isa’s. That Isa’s righteousness is ours–even a righteousness of one who has died for his neighbor–supposedly imputed to us by the work of Christ on the cross, is a false teaching, and is condemned. As a result, Submission (Islam-in-essence) is seen as a demoted works-based religion. That future sins have not been paid for, is alone sufficient to debunk Luther! (For details see: Luther Debunked). Calvinism is debunked here. What’s more, we all need to become “True Muslims,” in the true sense of the term! But Satan does this sort of thing (uses evil-Jihad to try and convert everyone to Muslim), to smear and tarnish our efforts, black. But news about the emergence of “Lordship Salvation” by Ray Comfort is really a comfort, instilling hope in His Church to this weary soldier of the Lord.

But Muhammad’s Islam as against Isa’s Islam is like comparing a thorny bush with a rose plant. Thorny bushes, like all evil, are neither surprising nor terrorising to true saints of God. Thorny bushes grow wildly everywhere, requiring neither cultivation, beauty to attract good, nor water or light. Rather it thrives in the ugly & the evil. And like all fascism, it offers rather challenge-sounding, “struggle, danger & death” sound-bites to those spoiling for a kill. While at the same time they are impervious to any sort of persuasion, having a “forced certainty” (Maher Samuel) about them. This must not be, my dear Muslim brethren!

Muhammad merely offered people a prophet’s reward from Allah. But as Sons of Allah, like Isa before us, we lead True Muslims to receive from Allah, a Son-of-God reward as per Isa’s own Words of gold in Matt10:41.

As to the nature of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, anything can be ascribed to Him. But what is the truth? Let Bible speak, and let Quran speak, and let Gita speak, and if there is any other source of truth, let that too speak. If it is of God, it will stand, otherwise it will fall. Agreed? But desist from patronizing your own merely because it is your own. The truth in this quote by Clint Eastwood sounds vulgar at first glance but on closer examination is pointedly self-evident: “Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has them; but everyone else’s stinks.”

If, as the Quran says in 33:40, Muhammad is the last prophet, has Allah/God stopped speaking? Or worse, has Allah/God died? Far be it for me to even hypothesize that way! The fact of the matter is: Allah/God is not dead and is still speaking and uses His prophets as well as other sons of His to speak to the world.

If Muhammad, as the Islamists say, is a prophet, so am i. What is more, i am more than a prophet. I am a son of Allah like Isa/Jesus perhaps? Now note that “the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets” (1Cor14:32). So whatever Muhammad had written or said should withstand the test.

The word ‘Muslim’ means: submitting to Him (Allah/God). Which is excellent. But in order to submit, we need to know what to submit to. First of all, we need to find out what the will of Allah/God is, even for any moment in time, to which we must submit to.

“I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE”

Now, what does that statement by יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर in Hosea6:6NKJV, referred to by Isa/Jesus in Matthew 12:7, mean?

In the context of evil Jihadists slaughtering precious “aid workers,” whose worth is more than ten thousand, i repeat the statement made by Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח :

“If you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.”

How do we understand this verse? Paraphrasing it, we can say that Allah/God is saying: “I desire the way of mercy/compassion, and not the way of sacrifice”. I seek to show mercy/compassion to people more than i seek sacrifice from them. At first glance, it may appear as if Allah/God is not preferring the way of Jesus, who is said to have been the sacrifice for us and wants to simply pardon His people just as Muhammad says in Quran 24:22 that Allah is “ever-forgiving and most-merciful”. For Allah to be most merciful, should He simply wink at our sin and allow us into paradise by the backdoor? Just ponder over that for a minute. If He simply forgives a murderer, for instance, who was not caught on earth by the governing bodies, won’t He be an unjust God? Yes, absolutely! But when Allah Himself provides the sacrifice and pays the penalty for your sin, then He is really the “most-merciful” (Quran 24:22), don’t you think? Indeed! Now, the cross to you has taken on a new meaning than a mere idol. As Apologist Ravi Zacharias puts it, “On the cross, the Love of Allah, the Justice of Allah, and the Mercy of Allah, meet.” Or as James Emory White puts it, “The cross is where justice met mercy, and both were satisfied.” Rephrasing Rom8:1-3, Timothy Keller writes, “Because of the cross, God can be both Just towards sin and yet mercifully justifying to sinners.”

That, my friend, is being most-merciful!

So note this carefully:

Alah/God desires and wills that you avail this sacrifice/provision of Allah/God and not be a sacrifice yourself. Allah’s/God’s will is that you take up the way of mercy (where Allah/God Himself provides you with the sacrifice) than for you to take up the way of sacrifice (where you must provide your own sacrifice–the penalty for your sins).

Submission now, as Pastor Rob Jacobs puts it, is no longer a dreary drudgery…but rather…an affectionate acceptance.

I believe, we can term it as ‘yielding’, and not even ‘submission.’

Three more points i want you to ponder on

  1. The virgin birth of Jesus (Quran 3:45-47 and Quran 19:16-22). First of all, why was it necessary for a virgin to be with a child? Yes, to show that He (Isa/Jesus) was not a son of a man or one who came into being through sexual intercourse between a man and a woman, to begin with. Then the question should arise, “Whose son is He then?” Prophet Muhammad says that He (Isa/Jesus) is merely the “son of Mary”. But science today has shown that it is impossible for a woman to give birth by herself. And God is not going to break that law without a good reason. So we must infer that Allah wants to show to the world that He (Isa/Jesus) is the Son of Allah! If we are imperfectly in the image of Allah (Genesis1:26-27), then conversely, Allah Himself is a perfect image of the imperfect man/woman. So Allah is not a mere force or power as is commonly misunderstood. Then Isa/Jesus, who is the son of Allah, is the epitome of that revelation in the flesh of who Allah is really!
  2. Fact: There is no Entry into the presence of Allah even with one sin. As we have studied above, there is no forgiveness without shedding of blood (Lev17:11; Heb9:22). Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ʻĪd al-’Aḍḥá, “festival of sacrifice”), also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, the Greater Eid, Kurban Bayram (Albanian, Bosnian, Turkish: Kurban Bayramı), Eid-e-Qurban (Urdu: عید قرباں), Eid al-Bakr and Bakrid is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet ʾIbrāhīm (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismā’īl (Ishmael) as an act of submission to God’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Abraham a lamb to sacrifice instead. In the fullness of time, that Lamb is none other than Isa al-Masih! Whether it was Ishmael or Isaac, the principle of sacrifice for one’s sins is taught by all religions. Someone once told me this real life story, that helped me a great deal to understand what Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ had done; and what “love”, “sacrifice” and “propitiation” really mean. I also understood the declaration made by John the Baptist (also a prophet of Allah/God, attested by even Muhammad in Quran 3:39), “Behold! The Lamb of Allah/God who takes away the sin of the world” (Injeel Jn1:29). It is a true story that happened in the early 1900s in the state of California. Two Chinese brothers lived together in San Francisco. The older of the two was of good character and high moral standards. However the younger one was into all the wrong things. One day when the younger Chinese man was gambling on the street, a fight broke out between him and his opponent and it ended with the Chinese man killing his opponent. With a view of going into hiding, he went home, put away his blood stained clothes in a closet and ran out. The older brother returned home from work and found the blood stained clothes. He concluded that his kid brother was in trouble again and quickly wore those clothes himself to protect him. When the police came searching, he surrendered himself in place of his brother. The court ordered capital punishment, and the Chinese man was executed by a firing squad. After getting wind of his brother’s death, the younger Chinese man came to the judge pleading guilty, confessing that he was the real killer. Can you guess what the judge had to say? “The crime has already been paid for. We cannot do anything to you. You are free to go” was indeed the judge’s response! Here is another similar true story: A boy takes out the buffaloes to graze. He lets them loose and goes off to play. The buffaloes go and destroy a neighbor’s paddy field. The owner of the paddy field gets wild and follows the buffaloes to the boy’s house with a big stick. Comes to know that it is the boy’s fault and tries to beat the boy. The father comes in the way and takes all the beating. When the man has spent his anger he goes away. Isa/Jesus is the Lamb of Allah/God who takes away the sins of mankind by laying down His life for us, paying the just penalty for our sins. That’s how Jesus loved us so much and took our sins on Himself and bore our punishment. Love made it possible for the exchange. One person sinned but the other person paid the penalty. But won’t it be a shame for someone whom you know is a very good Muslim for the most part, to go to hell? But that will indeed be the case if they don’t have Christ. What’s more, murderers, drug peddlers, prostitutes, adulterers, thieves, and the like…when they receive Christ as their savior, will go to heaven. You may ask: “How is this possible and how is that fair (good justice)?” Answer: The so-called “good person” depended on his own goodness to get him into heaven. That is prideful self-righteousness, which is just the opposite of humility–the greatest virtue. The “good person” may be likened to a clean glass of water into which a speck of cyanide (sin) is added. He is unfit to enter into the presence of a HOLY God just as the glass of water is unfit to be consumed. On the other hand, in all humility, those who recognize that they are sinners needing a savior (just like a diseased person recognizes his need for a physician), quickly find Isa/Jesus (which means: savior) and consummate the relationship with Him. You see: God is not going to make a way to heaven where we may boast about our own goodness. Jesus, the only one like Him, lived a 100% sinless life of a man, in order to be a perfect bhali (sacrifice) for you and for me. This is a provision of God where Love, Justice and Mercy meet. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to even die the excruciating death, so that all those who put their trust in Jesus should not perish in His justice, but have everlasting life. As Pastor Charles Stanley says, “If there were OTHER ways to Himself, then יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर knowingly did the most devilish thing to send His Son to earth who would later be nailed to that excruciating cross [leave alone whether he died on it or not].”   You see, death or separation from God is only for those who sin. You need not die if you have not sinned even one sin or at least paid all your penalty in full, which is the case when you receive Christ as your savior. “The wages of sin [alone] is death, but the gift of Allah/God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom6:23, The Bible). Isa/Jesus said: “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has  crossed over from death to life” (Injeel John5:24 NIV). You will come out of this womb of time & space and not be a miscarriage like any other. Isa’s/Jesus’s offer is repulsive, offensive only to the proud. The proud don’t want to appear as a beggar receiving something someone dishes out!  Only the humble see themselves as needing help from Allah/God. The proud think they can make it to heaven by themselves. Allah/God says, “you are unclean to come into my presence.” The Holy Spirit too, like a dove, which does not inhabit dirty places, will not come into your heart unless it is 100% clean, which can only be obtained through Jesus’s sacrifice. Only the humble see themselves as sinners needing a savior. Only the humble receive Isa/Jesus, who is the provision of Allah/God, just as the Lamb was to Abraham in place of Isaac/Ishmael. Humility is the greatest virtue in the kingdom of heaven. Are you humble? Are you ready to receive Isa al Masih/Jesus Christ as your personal savior? My dear friend, you do not need evidence or proof that He rose from the dead (resurrected).  That you are a sinner needing a savior, like the rest of mankind, is enough evidence and proof to infer that this is a universal need that surely Allah/God Himself would definitely satisfy, cater to and make a provision for. Allah/God has the answer for it. It is Isa/Jesus/Yeshua, who paid your sin debt in full, that you may thenceforth walk in love and righteousness! And He will be there for you when you sink like doubting Peter, through His Spirit, who will come to take residence in your now cleaned and purified heart. So wash away all your sins in the waters of baptism, administered to you by humble servants of Isa/Jesus! Farewell!
  3. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. 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.”

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

    We don’t even need Quran or even the Bible to support our argument.

    That we are sinners, needing a Savior is self-evident. Even Hindu vedas teach that.

    A dead man comes back to life to show that a man need not die if he is clean (Rom1:3-4; cf. Rom6:23; Gen2:17). That a totally innocent man needs to be put to death so that “his blood would be upon us and our children” (Injeel Matt27:25; Lev17:11; Heb9:22) and then for him to rise again from the dead to show that our sins have “SUCCESSFULLY” (HT: Bro. Sukumar Rachapudi) been forgiven IN him, is self-evident, requiring no evidence to defend it actually. Muhammad made Ishmaelites believe in a lie, impudently uttering Quran 4: 171 & Quran 19:88-92. Now, do not make me an enemy for telling you the truth like it is. We don’t believe in walking on egg-shells just because some rogue individual or state might issue a fathwa against us. This is your Agape Justice giving you counsel. Also, other teachers and Islamic scholars widely interpreted Muhammad as having said Isa never died and therefore never rose from the dead (Quran 4:156-159). I proved in my article why He must not only die but must also be raised from the dead. Therefore, in light of my thesis, Muhammad is silenced if not rubbished! “For the spirits of the prophets are subject to prophets” (1Cor14:29-32). And what’s more, i am more than a prophet. I too am a son of God/Allah.

So who, can we say, is the true Muslim? One who finds out the perfect will of God and submits to that will, at all costs, is the True Muslim. But Allah/God has nothing to do with will-power religion. The choice is in your hands. It is up to you to choose Isa/Jesus as your Savior and Lord or reject His offer. But penalty for your sins, you must pay somehow. Why reject such a great offer of salvation?  “For whoever [tries to] keep the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it” (James2:10). Who rejects such great love…agape love? The proud luciferian! Yes, like Lucifer, he/she is one who rejects good authority. Does it not hurt when someone rejects your love? How much more should it hurt Allah/God and His Son, who loved us with such goodness and sacrificed that precious life for you and for me? That is true and good authority, my friend! “He loved us not because we were lovable, but because He is love” ~ C. S. Lewis.

“Rebellion/insubordination in the light of justice is black, but in the light of love it is devilish” (Charles Spurgeon).

Isa/Jesus left His heavenly abode and came down to earth as a human being, only to identify with you and me, and to die for you and for me. Won’t you love it even when someone speaks your language in a foreign land? Or you find someone of your own skin color? Yes, Isa/Jesus was with Allah/God as co-creator from the beginning of creation, as the scriptures declare. He emptied Himself of His divinity and took the form of a servant, a human, in order to identify with us and be a perfect sacrifice for you and for me. Read more about Isa al-Masih here: Mystery of Christ: Revealed.

And once again, this is the perfect will of Allah/God in order for one to be a True Muslim:

Alah/God desires and wills that you avail this sacrifice/provision of Allah/God and not be a sacrifice yourself. Allah’s/God’s will is that you take up the way of mercy (where Allah/God Himself provides you with the sacrifice, namely His Son Isa al-Masih) than for you to take up the way of sacrifice (where you must provide your own sacrifice–the penalty for your sins).

One last thing. I want to take you to higher ground.

Should you—a True Muslim—NOW worship Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ?

Firstly, Isa al-Masih did say that He is the Son of Allah/God (Read: Who has Monopoly on Allah) in Injeel John10:33-38 but clearly correcting the self-righteous mobsters, who were impatiently judgmental and trigger-happily concluded that He was equating Himself with Father God:

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ‘? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),  do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God‘?  If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;  but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”

Having been born of a Virgin (attested by both Quran & Bible), it is clear that he came down from heaven, also clearly claimed by Isa/Jesus Himself in John 6:51:

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”

This is a self-evident truth worthy of everyone’s acceptance: Like respect, worship is never demanded; it is earned and is given/offered in reverence.  We “render to ALL their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor” (Rom13:7). On Judgment Day, mere Muslims, i mean the ones who believe that Isa is merely a prophet like Muhammad, will be given, merely a prophet’s reward as per Isa’s own Words of self-evident truth in Matt10:41 (“He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward”) in light of the Golden Rule (Injeel Matt7:12). But as for us, we are after a Son-of-God’s reward. Even though Isa is the Firstborn of all creation and also the Firstborn from the Dead, he NEVER asked anyone to worship Him nor even hinted so. However, Isa/Jesus readily accepted worship at the time of his ascension. We will see why?

Being Firstborn and co-creator with God/Allah (Injeel John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Philippians 2:10-11;  Koran 2:116) is enough reason to worship Him. Not only just that; we worship the Son on our own accord, for what He did for us. Of course, we reserve the greatest respect/honor/worship for Abba Akbar, the Father, who created us in the first place. God is love (1Jn4:8), fully demonstrated by the SON. Those who do not honor the Son (SEEN), do not honor the Father (unseen). When you honor/worship the Firstborn (of all creation & also from the dead), you effectively worship/honor the Father. That is why Jesus Himself said in Jn5:21-23NASB:

“For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son EVEN as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

Isa/Jesus is the Bread of life that came down from heaven (Jn6:51). We eat this Bread symbolically, effectively eating His flesh, because it is on account of His sacrifice that we now live, and not because we eat ordinary bread for sustenance. If someone CLAIMS to worship the unseen יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, but does not give respect due to a worthy seen brother, he is a LIAR (1Jn4:20).

 

Isaiah 45:21-22 (“Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me. Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.”) is TRUE. And the Ten Commandments (Exodus20:1-17), which says:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.“You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me”

is holy and true!

And the Shema, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Deut6:4) is also holy and true.

Now consider…

Why did Isa/Jesus say: “I and the Father are ONE” (Injeel Jn10:30)? Because Isa and the Father are NOT partners, in the sense of two separate entities coming together for one purpose. They are one and the same. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Injeel Jn1:1). Now consider this ijtihad through this little illustration: With respect to others, Caleb’s head and his arm are one, right? Both, the head and the arm, can claim to be Caleb, without a shadow of doubt. But with respect to each other, arm listens to the head. One serves the other. Now read Isaiah53:1; Ex15:16 & Job40:9 and note that Isa/Jesus is Arm of Abba Akbar. Monotheism! This is not shrik business. Nor is it Al-Mushrikun (those who worship others alongside with Allah). This is true Tawhid!  Since not even Muhammad nor anyone else died for you and me, expect Isa al-Masih, Jn14:6 (‘Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”‘) is TRUE. Since Isa is the only one who died for us and is therefore the only way, we pray to the Father IN ISA’S/JESUS’ NAME ALONE by which we have access to the Father. That is why Isa says in John 14:14 – “If you ask [the Father] anything in My name, I will do it.” Isa/Jesus shed His precious blood on that cruel cross of Calvary and made us partakers with Him of the heavenly riches, even making us sons of God together with Himself, the Firstborn. For that, we do worship Him, on our own accord, even though He Himself affirmed Ex20:2-5; Deut6:13-15; 10:20 and told us to worship and serve the Father and Him alone (Injeel Matt4:10). You see, without Isa/Jesus, we are nothing; to dust we must have had to return.  Moreover, though Isa/Jesus Himself was created by the Father in the beginning of all creation (Col1:15; Rev3:14), Isa/Jesus was there from the beginning of eternity (Micah5:2) and together with Father they created the rest of creation (Injeel Jn1:3; Isa48:13; Job38:5). It is true that Allah/God has no partners (Isa44:8; 45:6). Isa/Jesus and Father Allah/God are One (Injeel Jn10:30). Both of them are agape (sacrificial) love; the Father, by nature, and the Son, by demonstration. We too will all become One with the Father ultimately (1Cor15:24). But right now we are all One with Isa/Jesus, having been grafted to a branch in the vine (Jn15:1-10; Rom11:17-21) through the born-again resurrection experience (scholars may check this out), baptism and the laying on of hands (Jn3:5), receiving the sap (Holy Spirit/WORD – Jn6:63) as adopted sons of Allah/God, who too are gods (Jn10:35) as He engineers us and qualifies us for heaven (Eph5:26).

Just as the wife respects her husband, but reserves the greater respect to al-Masih/Christ, we too, do offer our worship to Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח  and call Him Lord as King David did in Ps110:1, saying “The LORD said to my Lord….”  We reserve the greater worship for the Father. God is the big LORD and big GOD; Isa/Jesus is small Lord and the small God. And so are we. Therefore, together with us–who have now been reconciled with יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर–Isa/Jesus/Yeshua Himself calls יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, “my Father and your Father, My God and your God” (Jn20:17). Isa/Jesus–the Firstborn–is King of kings, and the Lord of lords (Rev17:14; 19:16).

In my view, all Muslims–those who truly submit to Allah/God–will look, really good before Allah, if they receive and put on al-Masih/Christ!

Best of grace to you for Judgment Day, that will soon come upon the whole world! As for those die-hard Muhammad followers, who want to stick to their guns, we will see them on that DAY!

Lovingly,

Bro. Caleb Suresh Motupalli

A mere servant of Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ/Yeshua HaMashiach, who is the real lover of your soul!


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

 

“Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matt5:19).

    

 

 

The crucial Turning Point in Bhagavad Gita.

 

Also, fulfilling “first will be last” (Matt20:16) and “the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it” (Matt21:43).

Ref.: Matt18:3; 1Peter5:5; James4:6;

cf. Luke12:8; Quran14:7

 

 

  

 

 

Jn5:23; Matt10:40-42; 1Jn4:20; Rom13:7; 1Cor11:3; 1Cor12:28

 

 

Therefore, isn’t

Krishna = Christ = al Masih?

 

 

 

 

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Head over All

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1Chron29:11

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Microcosm & Marriage

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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 & Surely don’t want to go there.

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

Paul Stands Corrected

On the other hand, the inflexible strict (1Cor13:3; cf. 1Cor9:5) legislation by Paul imposed on both the overseer (1Cor7:7; 1Tim3:2) and the deacon (1Tim3:12) of the Church is hereby overturned based on its undeniable failure. Let alone failed marriages and failed priesthoods, many Christians can tell how they lost a job, were fired, failed to get a promotion, were ousted and ostracized because of the character assassination which was in some way tethered to their faith, as defined by Paul.

If truth (which here is holiness) is in anyway exaggerated it losses its power and is thrown out altogether as a lie. 

Note:

The above formula by Lord Jesus Christ is only for the mortal body, for the Father has riches-unspeakable on the other side of reality.

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Since we are not disembodied spirits,

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Prophet Muhammad: A Kafir & A Takfir

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

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…

What is a Sign?

A sign is a => to something.

Sign #1: SIGN of 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.

A sign is a => to something. What is this something in the case of this virgin birth?

Nothing is impossible with Allah. If he wanted He could have brought forth Isa out of nothing. But why did He use a VIRGIN in particular?

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 not simply misunderstood it but rather did not believe the SIGN, as the Apostles have declared it in the Injil. Muhammad rather went saying:

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.'”

Isa al Masih was there before the foundation of the earth (Micah5:2; Isaiah53:1-2; Jn1:1). He is from above. The pre-existing Word became flesh and dwelt among us (Jn1:14). So Isa was יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर son before He was born to Virgin Mary. So יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर was saying to the world through the sign that Isa is His Son. See how the Son trumps all prophets here.

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.

Jn5:23; Matt10:40-42; 1Jn4:20; Rom13:7; 1Cor11:3; 1Cor12:28

Therefore, Muhammad is not a true Muslim and is therefore a Takfir..

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. Muhammad peddles a truth (virgin birth, etc) + lies deceiving the masses that he is of good. But ultimately he peddles a lie under the label of GOOD — the devil that he is doing mischief.

Judgement

Since Muhammad and Quran lead people to reject యేసు క్రీస్తు / यीशु मसीह / Jesus Christ/ المسيح عيسى / המשיח ישוע without whom there is no life for the Muslim or anyone else for that matter–it is an eternal life and eternal death matter (1Jn2:23)…

the entire QURAN is therefore rubbished!

However we do not deny Muhammad’s great acknowledgement and highlighting of Islam of Isa al Masih. This Son of David is for world peace!

The Ummah must now decide whether they want Muhammad or יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर.

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Slaying of the Spirit — The Original

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

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.

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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Proposition: Paul speaks a different Gospel other than what is entrusted to the Apostles.

More =/= great. Nor, Less == minimal.

Paul was sent by Ananias (Acts9:1-19) not by the Lord Jesus Christ. Even to begin with, he is not on par with other Apostles. Or perhaps not even an Apostle.

Peter’s warning in 2Pet3:15-17

“Our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness”

must be taken seriously about people misunderstanding Paul’s writings and spreading a different Gospel. Paul himself understood his own gospel to be different from that of some other’s (2Cor11:4; Gal1:6). Perhaps of Peter’s and James’ (cf. James 2:24 & Gal1:7)? Perhaps this is the reason why the Pope in the times of Luther, Erasmus, and Tyndale took the disclosure of scripture to the common man so seriously because of the misunderstandings it will cause to the lay person and theologian alike to stumble. Paul must therefore be removed from the canon of scripture. He himself is “accursed” (Matt12:37; Gal1:8), based on the following:

We get Grace by Humility + Faith, Not by Faith Alone

Both 1 Peter 5:5 and James 4:6 taking support from Proverbs 16:5; 11:2 (OT) acknowledge the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, especially Jn3:3-5 and Matt18:3-4, that it is by Humility — not by Grace Alone through/by Faith Alone as Paul asserts — that a person is justified, even initially (i.e. enters the kingdom of God/Heaven).

Therefore, in view of the above error alone, Paul is a lesser light than Peter or James or John.

In his effort to persuade the Jews and Pharisees of his time (about the initial gift of salvation or entry into the kingdom of God by grace of God alone through faith alone on the basis of Christ alone), it looks like he went overboard.

Other examples that caused untold misunderstandings of scripture are:

  • “Yet not I, but the grace of God with me” — 1Cor15:10. If there is no human component of yielding to the Spirit of God then everyone, whether they believe or not, should have eternal life by virtue of the work of Christ. That is why A.W. Tozer said, “redemption is objectively provided and salvation is subjectively received.” This is done initially through/by faith-work (Jn6:29) alone and then during the rest of the course of life, as we “continue in the Word” (Jn8:31) or “continue in the faith” (Col1:23) or as we yield or submit our freewill in faith to every general and every specific will of God that is later revealed (Eph5:22-33; Life & Acts of Brother Bakht Singh).
  • Paul’s understanding of being freed from the law of sin = freed from the Law of God (Rom7:1-6, 3), that which he corrects himself later in Rom7:25.
  • “I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly” — Gal 2:21. This is in view of the Greatest Commandment preached by the Lord Jesus Christ for us to keep, namely, “Plus Fruit”, and not hang on to the devil’s lullaby of Faith-Alone or the Doctrine of Demons (1Tim4:1). The Gospel must never replace the Greatest Commandment in importance (1Cor13:13). “And he (lawyer) answered, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ And He (Jesus) said to him, “You have answered correctly; DO THIS AND YOU WILL LIVE [eternally]” (Luke10:27; cf. Matt22:37-40; Mark12:30-31). Just because circumcision (Gal5:3) is clearly understood as a dead-work or trite-work (Heb6:1-4), we cannot throw the baby out with the bathwater. The Law is perfect (Ps19:7) but merely weakened through the flesh (Rom8:3NASB). By the Law of the Spirit we need to surpass the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees (Matt5:20), i.e surpass the Law they keep, namely, the Law of Moses in letter, by keeping the Law of the Spirit/Love/Christ (Rom8:2, 4; Gal6:2). Therefore, ultimately we will be judged by the Law of Moses/God i.e. by our works (Isa59:18; Zech1:6; Eze24:14; 36:19; Matt16:27; Heb12:14; Rev14:13; in the Final Message of the Lord Jesus Christ as present in scripture — Rev22:12; Rom2:5-7).
  • ‘Though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls, it was said to her, “The older will serve the younger.” Just as it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”‘ (Rom9:11-13). This portion of scripture is misunderstood by Calvinists to mean God’s election or predestination for salvation or damnation (whichever may be the case for each individual) for ALL people, and not simply God’s election for service in the case of Esau, in particular.
  • Law keeping in Gal2:16 and circumcision in Gal5:2-4 is misunderstood by most Protestants (Lutherans) to mean “By Christ Alone (not just a foundation–we cannot build anything over it) by Grace Alone (no humility required) through Faith Alone (no fruit required)” that we don’t have to keep any aspect of the Law of God. As we saw in the above item, Jesus Himself said we need to keep the Law of Love as enshrined in the Old Testament Law.
  • “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God [by abiding] in Him [in the future as we submit to His will like a true Muslim]” (1Cor12:21). This verse by the both Calvinists and Lutherans is taken to mean that we actually possess the righteousness of Jesus–of Him dying for His neighbour–upon being born-again. That is, we somehow have the righteousness of one who died for our own neighbour. Jesus’ righteousness is Jesus’. Not your’s. Therefore, He is Lord, not you. So it’s a Helpful Lordship Salvation! Not a Once-Saved-Always-Saved (OSAS) salvation, as the Calvinists and Lutherans believe.
  • “Having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom5:1). Is that “peace” Paul talks about, giving a “restfulness of spirit” (as Pastor John Piper asserts) or actually serving as Satan’s lullaby in conjunction with the rest of Paul?

These other errors in scripture made by a supposed Apostle is due to the fact that Paul was not sent by the Lord Jesus but by Ananias.

Note that Jesus always gave the bread (which is a type of the Word) to the disciples/Apostles, who in turn gave it to the people. This highlights a principle of authority and structure in the Body of Christ. This hierarchical structure is also seen when Jesus enters Jerusalem. Notice that He sits (therefore it is a temporary throne) on the garments (which are a type of works — 2Tim2:8-9; Rev19:8) of the disciples placed on the donkey. And the donkey itself walks on the garments (or works) of the rest of the people. This structure in the Body of Christ is described by Paul himself in 1Cor11:3 (“I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ”) and in 1Cor12:28 (“God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues”).

Therefore, Paul is below Ananias!

Not Scripture ALONE! 

Luther zeroing-in on the source the Pope operated from, is no big deal. As for “Scripture ALONE” that the Protestants (Lutherans) believe in, self-evidence is more important than a scripture quotation of Paul or for that matter any author of scripture. Scripture is NOT the final DECISIVE authority. Since everyone has their own interpretation of scripture, which is reason why there are so many divisions in the Church today, a judge or a pope, if you will, is that particular final DECISIVE authority, adjudicating. By adjudicating function & power alone that he has (not legislation), it is implied that the judge himself can be corrected with relevant scripture. “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” (Isa8:20) is applicable to them as well. But the final decisive authority is the pope or the judge. That is why they exist. As Sara Elisa Chambers correctly pointed out:

“If a pastor has been set in authority by the Lord, then His authority comes from God Himself, not the Bible.  If He is the word (Jn1:1) then it would be obvious to say that the Word goes beyond Scripture. Not that Scripture would be added to, but that the voice of God would keep speaking throughout Eternity.”

The God of the Universe is not merely sitting on His throne silent. He has NOT stopped talking. We do hear the still small voice of His, the guiding of the Holy Spirit, our counselor and teacher. But this is not outside of when we’re reading scripture in order that the Holy Spirit authenticates Himself as the One speaking, not our delusions. We believe that prayer is conversation. Conversation is a two-way communication. Him speaking back to us through scripture but in relation to a different context of our’s. Thus the Great Acts of God are in giving solutions to problems we have through His Word.

This is further dealt in Strange Fire: Biblical Inerrency. It is heartening to note that Dr. John Piper conceded that it may very well be, after all is said and done, that he himself, along with Paul, are those “angel(s) from heaven” (Gal1:8) bringing a different Gospel.

FAQ: “Faith that is NOT alone”

It is double-tongued (mutually exclusive) to say both: “Faith Alone” and “Faith that is Not Alone.” Therefore, rejected and dismissed!

Conclusion

Therefore, it is my judgement that Paul’s epistles must be removed from the canon of scripture that is now available to all, to maintain it’s infallibility.

 

6
Oct

With the CROSS, God Condemned Sin forever!

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

 

Yes, by sending Him to the cross, He condemned sin in the flesh forever (Rom8:1-2; 3, 4-5). Therefore, “Go & sin no more!” (John8:11)

 

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.

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2
Oct

Luther’s “Doctrine of Demons” (1Tim-4:1)

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Martin Luther

Bk Singh correctly said:

Paul’s such categorically paradoxical statements, in the excitement of battle with Peter, belittles the requirement of a righteous living in order to earn divine forgiveness. These declarations of Eph2:8-9NKJV by Paul are absolutely arbitrary which for Luther became, “Sin hard, but believe harder!”

In support of what is clearly a Licence to Sin (Jude 1:4NIV), the “Doctrine of Demons” (1Tim4:1NKJV),
Ampat Varghese offers citations from Luther’s Works itself:

“If you are a preacher of Grace, then preach a true, not a fictitious grace; if grace is true, you must bear a true and not a fictitious sin. God does not save people who are only fictitious sinners. Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly. For he is victorious over sin, death, and the world. As long as we are here we have to sin. This life in not the dwelling place of righteousness but, as Peter says, we look for a new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. . . . Pray boldly-you too are a mighty sinner.” (Weimar ed. vol. 2, p. 371; Letters I, “Luther’s Works,” American Ed., Vol 48. p. 281- 282, emphasis added)

13. If you are a preacher of mercy, do not preach an imaginary but the true mercy. If the mercy is true, you must therefore bear the true, not an imaginary sin. God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong, but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where justice resides. We, however, says Peter (2. Peter 3:13) are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth where justice will reign. It suffices that through God’s glory we have recognized the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world. No sin can separate us from Him, even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day. Do you think such an exalted Lamb paid merely a small price with a meager sacrifice for our sins? Pray hard for you are quite a sinner.

On the day of the Feast of St. Peter the Apostle, 1521

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21
Sep

Operation Agape TiE®

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , ,

Anna Motupalli

 

21st September 2017

Dear Elders & Members of the Bride of Christ,

Greetings in the matchless name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

This free gift worth $1000 comes to you today on my dear wife’s (Anna Motupalli) birthday under the banner of Operation Agape TiE®, which is really Operation Bride!

At the outset we want to make it clear that this Tech Missionary & Son of David is able to bring this $1000 gift to each member of the Bride of Christ through the freewill offerings by individual local churches and their leaders of their “tithe of the tithe” (Num18:26).

Our calling is based on Matt27:59 and Rev19:8, which means our ministry is for the whole universal Church as a Church of churches, namely to “tie” (divine-connect) all the local churches together as one body of Christ and present her as a Bride, comprising 144,000 Called & Chosen & Faithful (Rev17:14), which together with “a great multitude which no one could count” (Rev7:9) we are calling Agape® Kingdom with the status of a nation. This kingdom is conceptualised as a “community on the cloud.” It is basically a social media, custom designed for the Christian community. We get to have spiritual communion through it better than Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, or even through real life meetings. By that i mean, we get to know each other’s spirit, not merely our appearances, as is the case with physical interactions in real life. As i shared with you earlier, please hold such spiritual communions in high esteem. But we do understand the demerits of Facebook and WhatsApp to the youth, who are becoming glued to it for entertainment and other illicit activity. It is another reason why we want to wean them from dirty social media and other internet sites and provide a clean and safe environment for Christians to enjoy community in a Gospel-centred and Christ-headed (not mere Christ-centred) manner (i.e. in Christocracy).

At Agape® Kingdom we include unbelievers and non-Christians, who are searching for the Truth or who simply appreciate the Lord Jesus Christ and His ministry. But the Bride of Christ, comprising 144,000 Called + Chosen + Faithful (Rev17:14), enjoys the eThrone with Christ. At AgapeKingdom.org , we are giving a unique gift to local church Servants of God and Pastors worldwide who can offer their baptized church members and in good standing, a tie to Agape® Kingdom for citizenship there. We hope Agape Kingdom will offer a foretaste of the heavenly kingdom we will experience when we actually go to be with God.

Tools to unite your congregation’s diaspora

In addition to the above Christian-community-universal-church-service at Agape® Kingdom to EACH church member, as a complementary gift to Servants of God, who will join, we are giving the following, which are worth over $1000 USD/member, for FREE (no traps) with a freewill-offering of ANY amount received only from local Church Pastors, who are shepherding a church having at least two or three members, forming a binding corporate entity (Matt18:20), which is recognised in Agape® Kingdom. The Pastor can stay engaged or “tied” with their flock 24×7 with this through special permits given them in Agape® Kingdom. The tools are:

Agape TiE® Ecosystem – Home

Persona Extender | EoT | eThrone

Patent pending Agape TiE® Ecosystem – Home, which is a tie of all appliances in the home, including home security, TV, AC, DVD player, Audio system, Projector, Fans and Lights, all of which can be controlled from the mobile;

 

Person™

Person® Transhuman Experience

Co-opted AI | Augmentation

Transhuman Experience, such as one that the patriarch Adam enjoyed before the fall. This is our goods & service of Restoration or Engineering Divinity (sanctification and holiness and dominion) by co-opting AI; and

 

Agape TiE® Professional Experience

The Experience comes through a reconfiguration of your smartphone using the Necktie Metaphor Environment/Metaphor UI invention, which requires no new purchase of hardware such as a new smartphone from us. Since most models are about the same essentially, existing smartphone of your’s is reconfigured with a smartphone case along with the above two software, namely Agape TiE® Ecosystem (Home) and Person® Transhuman Experience. The smartphone case has a beige (golden yellow) marble finish for your choice of model of phone (300 models of brands available to pick from) that you are currently using. (We are in the process of preparing a simple selection process for members to pick their current mobile’s model number and brand during registration on AgapeKingdom.org site. Free shipping included worldwide! Stay tuned!) See picture below of model case, which will come with your photo on it that is taken from your profile picture on Agape® Kingdom Cloud, to indicate that you-as-a-member-of-the-body are divinely tie’d or grafted to the Vine, who is the Head seated on the “tie’d neck”. This TiE’d Neck is the eThrone for the Head to sit on in the Agape TiE® Ecosystem-Global. All Servants of Christ who hold positions in the Body of Christ according to 1Cor12:28 & 1Cor11:3 will also have their place on the eThrone, just as the Lord had promised in Rev3:21. This is our corporate preparation as one virgin Bride (Matt25:1ff), not mere individual preparation as virgins without blemish, to receive the Bridegroom and King of kings.

 

 

FREE Agape TiE® Mobile itself in exchange for your used button phone. Offer available only for genuine Christian brethren who register with a testimony of a born-again experience at Agape® Kingdom Cloud as and when stock is available from time to time. Stay tuned!

Thus, Agape TiE® is designed for those Professionals of Christ in particular who are truly practitioners of good (love) and bear fruit in the form of holy GOODS & SERVICES, which are the righteous acts of the saints, serving as a covering of fine-linen cloth for the Bride/Body of Christ (Rev19:8; Matt27:59; 1Tim2:9-10NKJV).

Thank you and God bless you with much fruit!

And God bless Agape Kingdom!

Thus says the One in me on Oct 2, 2017:

“I will come to you, and I will bless you” (Ex20:24c).

Abiding in His grip,
Respectfully,

Caleb | Tech Missionary & Agape Ambassador

రొట్టెల ఇల్లు | House of Bread | בית לחם
Trust
Agape® JUST Labs
29-37-31 El-ur Road (Upstairs)
Vijayawada -520002, AP, India
Phone: +91.99896.47774

 

4
Sep

But This Ram is Born Again – II

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Sure we are not eunuchs. We too do have healthy libido. But we bring that under the subjection of the Spirit. Or as Paul puts it, “mortify the deeds of the flesh” (Rom8:13KJV) and walk in step with the Spirit. He who walks by the Spirit is a child of God (Rom8). Leave alone Brother Bakht Singh or anyone else, grand old Rev. Dr. Billy Graham confessed on Larry King Live (CNN) that he too even as an old man has sexual desires. BTW, Calvinism does not teach mortifying. I heard one Calvinist (Brother Sam Williams) say that a Christian will not and cannot sin. He is dead wrong in that respect. The Table and the Water are there for us to engineer our sanctification by introspecting every thought and deed of our’s and bringing it under the subjection of Christ. Per the pattern given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ in John 13, having our feet washed on a regular basis and then taking part in the Table, keeps us in good standing with the Lord. But when the sin becomes a habit, there is then “no sacrifice left but only a fearful expectation of judgement and fire” (Heb11:26-29).

The babas did not receive grace or have cleansed themselves. They are dirty from their childhood and they have no motivation to keep clean now. The idea behind the help we got from Christ in making us clean is that a clean person will not contaminate himself all over again. He is motivated to keep himself or herself clean because he or she has become clean, having been baptized or foot-washed. Glory to God for such a great salvation made available to us. God is a genius, who is keeping us out of trouble both in the eyes of human government as well as from God’s own judgement. Praise the Lord!

 

31
Jul

Engineering Divinity: Simplified

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , ,

Person™
“The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Dan11:32b NKJV)

As people of Love, our vocation must be to offer the world’s greatest GOODS & SERVICES, which is the original intention behind the term “goods & services” — necessary fruit, as an evidence of our being born-again.

The ability to empathise is another part and parcel of who we are as Christians. So it is easy for us to place ourselves in the shoes of our customers and clients and see from their point of view what they need most.

It is with empathy that i came up with the idea of Extended Persona. It is something that revokes the autonomy of the AI machine and gives control to the user without him having to abdicate power to the machine, which substitutes humans and is all set to bring 47% unemployment. All this is done while augmenting the user’s persona by co-opting AI through the novel hierarchical-complimentary or person-extender arrangement made possible by the Persona Extender Metaphor UI. The strength is in the Metaphor User Interface, or put it bluntly, in the name itself, just as it was the case with the Computer, which came into existence with a simple declaration of a system that was put together! In other words, in the year 1938 they said, “Behold, the Computer,” today we say of a similar system, “Behold, your Extender.” So to put the invention in a nutshell: I am Caleb and there is this “Extended Caleb” or Extended <YOUR NAME>, which is made up of some AI features that are at your command. It makes me or you a transhuman, smarter or even godlike a function that is desired by almost all humans — and into which we are growing into “from glory to glory” (2Cor3:18) “for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2Thess2:14). That is, into the very image of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Our goal is making Christian users, godlike (engineering divinity), restoring them to the state they were in before the Fall of mankind in Genesis. This can be achieved only through a brand of Extended Persona, such as Person® — a suggestive mark hinting at the transhuman or godlike or original person that one can experience becoming upon wearing our goods.

This is vision & mission of AgapeJUST [P] Ltd. — a company that we recently launched here in India.

Thanks for your challenging questions, comments, suggestions, advise. They will be greatly appreciated and welcomed.

“…a merchant man…when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it” (Matt 13:45,46).

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19
Jul

Abomination of Desolation — II

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Thus says the Holy Spirit through Matthew 21:25a:

“The cleansing/healing or the lack thereof (death) was from what source, from heaven or from men?”

I just returned from a hospital where a Servant of God lost his son. These are the sort of times when I feel very perplexed. “Why did this happen?” Everyone has the same question. The Lord set me free with the truth by giving me the above verse.

This son of the Servant of God, a few years ago, had a heart problem (Aortal Valve Stenosis). As the Servant of God was very poor, he could not afford any major heart surgery. He told us that with prayer, God healed his son. We were under the impression that because the Servant of God was a very prayerful man of God, God heard his prayers and healed his son.

However, it was only after his son passed away (today), the Servant of God revealed to me that Angioplasty — a simple but very effective procedure — was in fact performed on his son years ago. And because of which his son was then healed. Instead of giving the doctors their due, he instead chose to attribute it to God. But in actuality, it was only to bring himself and his prayers the glory, which was due to the doctors.

I believe, this death — lack of healing — today was caused by God Himself. His son died of some liver and kidney failure.

As scripture directs us, let us give to Caesar what is due to Caesar, honor to whom honor is due, custom to whom custom is due, fear to whom fear is due, and to God what is due to God (Lord Jesus Christ, Apostle Paul).

What’s more, we have witnessed in the recent presidential elections in the United States the “Abomination of Desolation” spoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ, where the woman has deliberately denied the Son of Man the headship due to him.

I never thought it will come to this, where the Father uses death to make a point.

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10
Jul

Tim Tebow as Brand Ambassador for Person®

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Sam Nicholas shared:

What Is the Good News?

What is the news from God?

God wants people to enjoy life on earth. He created the earth and everything on it because he loves mankind.

Soon he will act to provide a better future for people in every land. He will relieve mankind of the causes of suffering. Almighty God declared as per Jeremiah 29:11 “For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you, declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.

No government has ever succeeded in eliminating violence, disease, or death. But there is good news.

Shortly, God will replace all human governments with his own government. Its subjects will enjoy peace and good health.

Read Isaiah 25:8; 33:24;

Daniel 2:44 reads as “In the days of those human kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever.”

Worshipping Tim Tebow is a solid Christian and perfect as our Brand Ambassador. The above photo-shopped image is for position only (FPO). We have yet to hire him.

As to why we are elevating him and not others, is simple: Because there are ranks in Christocracy (1Cor11:3; 12:28).

Lord Jesus said: “It is more difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God than for a camel to enter the eye of a needle.” But if he does enter therein, it is in fact due to great humbling. Confer the case of the Roman centurion who came to Jesus for help to save his servant (Matt8:5-13). Jesus said of him “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.” And it is by our faith that we should measure ourselves (Rom12:3).

The Greek word a·poʹsto·los is derived from the common verb a·po·stelʹlo, meaning simply “send forth (or off).” (Mt 10:5; Mr 11:3) Its basic sense is clearly illustrated in Jesus’ statement: “A slave is not greater than his master, nor is one that is sent forth [a·poʹsto·los] greater than the one that sent him.” (Joh 13:16)

Yes. And Presidents and Prime Ministers “send forth” Ambassadors to other lands.

Selection and Early Ministry: The 12 were selected out of a larger group of disciples and were designated “apostles” by Jesus, “that they might continue with him and that he might send them out [a·po·stelʹlei] to preach and to have authority to expel the demons.” (Mr 3:13-15)

We are going to expel the demon of mammon from people using Tim.

Note: The above matter was put together with my conversation with Sam Nicholas, who is an age old friend of mine from the days in Coimbatore Institute of Technology, where i did my B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering during 1984-88.

 

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22
May

Plus Fruit

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , , ,

 

Nicky Gumbel‘s 142nd Day of Bible-in-a-Year image below coincides with the author’s sermon below:

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” (Eph5:25ff).

 

Now consider this honest question from a typical Christian of the currently apostate Church:

“Hello Pastor. There’s something I’ve been struggling with, and that thing has been: Not feeling convicted for my sin. I know that as a believer I should feel bad for indulging in sin. Smoking pot, watching porn, lying — every time I do those things that I should not do, I never feel convicted, nor do I feel like God is punishing me or is angry with my sin. In fact those things make me feel good in the moment. I guess my main thing is I don’t know how to hate sin, especially when I don’t feel any immediate backlash from God for indulging in it. It’s almost like God is giving me a free pass. And I just am wondering why that would be. How do I learn to hate my sin?”

Most pastors of the apostate Church will COP-OUT and say to this genuine and honest Christian that he was never born-again to begin with.

As for this Servant of God, we deal with the topic fully in this occasional sermon video:

Plus Fruit:

This is a Sermon given at ‎రొట్టెల ఇల్లు | House of Bread | בית לחם‎ on Sunday, 21st May 2017 when the Holy Spirit said, “Beware of the leaven of the [Neo-]Pharisees” (Rhema from Matt16:6). So this sermon is for protecting the sheep from that leaven:

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18
May

Come down vs. Come up

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Seeing this video reminds me of Anne Graham Lotz types, who keep gazing into the sky, crying,”come down, Lord, and bless me” when they ought to be looking down below and be saying, “here’s the rope, come up, you dear one of the Lord”. For, “if you have done it unto the least of these brothers of mine, you’ve done it unto me” says the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew25:40.

 

20
Feb

Root Cause of Corruption in India

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Shri Narendra Modi ji
​Prime Minister, ​PMO
South Block, Raisina Hill.
New Delhi-110011

​​Dear Narendra Modi ji,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

I am an entrepreneur-inventor with a business plan to raise an investment of about $30 Million (₹201 Crores) to set up a business here in Vijayawada, India. On ethical grounds, we chose India—my native country—as our destination because it is a laboring state that stands to lose both blue-collar jobs as well as white-collar jobs to Artificial Intelligence.  AI is a competing technology to my patent pending invention, namely Super-Augmented Persona, which augments the user’s capabilities rather than substituting them as is the case with AI. Therefore, we believe it is a boon to a service economy such as India.

In the process of dealing with various people on the ground in setting up our business, I have noted that the root cause of corruption in India is due to idolatry, which subconsciously causes people to have no fear of God because these gods have eyes but cannot see, have ears but cannot hear, and have mouth but cannot speak. As you are a champion for eradicating corruption in India, I am writing this letter to you.

Idols are also impediments to modernization. I believe when we reduce the living and true God to an image or an idol of our making, we are putting restrictions on our perception of who God is and our minds don’t look further. We stop thinking, having got the “darshan” of a supposed god. Indeed, the Bible teaches us that idols are a “snare” and that we will become like them if we worship them. But it is the invisible yet living God that causes our curious minds to think and imagine. And it is this thinking and imagination that is behind every modern society.

“God is spirit and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth” (Lord Jesus Christ). The Bible records in Acts 17, Apostle Paul’s statement to idol worshipers: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious…we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the divine nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent.”

Just as we do not allow a filthy person into our homes, mankind is corrupt and therefore unclean to enter into the presence of a holy God. But God is love and He so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; 1 John 4:8). The Lord Jesus Christ is Son-of-God-in-flesh to mediate for us reconciliation with God. He laid down his life for us as a sacrifice to pay the just penalty for our sins, in order that we may enjoy eternal life.

America, with its post-modern culture, is in a losing streak. In the capacity of a Servant of the living God, I can attest that India is at a threshold of seizing a great opportunity of winning the favor of the one and true living God and embark on a journey of becoming the new super-power sans any hollow feelings of cultural superiority.

Let’s relegate the idols to museums and ensure that India catch the tide of becoming the new-superpower!

God bless you and your efforts at eradicating corruption in India!

Respectfully,

Caleb Suresh Motupalli

​(Formerly SitaRam)
Author of “This Ram is Born-Again”
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The world has just seen “standing in the holy place, the abomination that causes desolation” (Matt24:15NIV). Is this speaking of a desolation caused by God’s wrath on His own Vineyard? I do believe, the New World == Kingdom of Heaven == the Lord’s Vineyard (rhema from Matt20:1).

The same-sex trash we see these days is an abomination (Lev18:22) but it is merely covering-fire for something more basic to pass easily.

But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing [for presidential election of world leadership] where it SHE should not be (let the reader understand ), then those who are in Judea (i.e. America, because she is defined by PRAISE) must flee to the mountains (Mark13:14, targum Caleb).

Timeline of Significant events:

First off, Liberalism == Lawlessness. This article is very telling that there are no real limits to liberalism, which is lawlessness (sans anything absolute).

  1. Bill Clinton == “man of lawlessness, the son of destruction” of 2Thess 2:3, revealed.
  2. The office of Barack Obama fulfills 2Thess2:4 by setting POTUS above the Vatican by swaying the outcome of the Papal election in 2013.
  3. The symbol & pride of lawlessness, a feminist, flexes her muscle and is “standing” to be elected as POTUS == abomination that causes desolation.

The one who mocks at the reality of the presence of God in Christ and denies Him headship is the Anti-Christ (Feminism at Skyfeast.org). The abomination of desolation today is a deliberate attempt in that direction.  The equality culture, also known as democracy, feminism, same-sex marriage, or trinity, of the west is really an apostate culture. It does not figure in the culture and faith entrusted to the Church.

The denial of headship comes in subtle ways. If man is generally not given headship in the family by his wife, the Anti-Christ has in effect, struck a blow on the microcosm & foundation of society, which is ordered by God. Today, the Anti-Christ has demolished the structure that God has put in place where Christ is head over man and man head over woman and God head over Christ Himself (1 Corinthians 11:3). For this reason, let alone the 1776 American Declaration of Independence (which announced the not-so-self-evident truth that “all men are created equal”),  the “co-equal” doctrine of the Trinity as well, is not only adjudged as trash but also declared: an aspect of this abomination. I commend the article on Priase-the-Lord vs. Abba Akbar/Elyon to you, dear Church leader. As we see the degeneration evident in western society today, Christianity is being swallowed up by secular humanism so much so that instead of the Church–His Bride/Wife–being subject to Christ, it has become “being subject to one another,” supposedly justified by Eph5:21. Note: “Haughty eyes” is listed #1 in the list of seven evils, which are an abomination to God (Proverbs 6:16-19). The word is always used in the Bible in the evil sense of “arrogant, disdainful and setting oneself above others”; it is often set in contrast to being humble & submissive. Do check out the article on Feminism–A Spirit of the Anti-Christ. It has placed everyone in level plane with God Himself, denying Him the honour, custom, tax or fear that is due to Him. For, in this scenario, there are neither Apostles, Prophets, Teachers nor anyone in rank. When Christ said, “regard each other as brothers and sisters,” His intention was that we, who are in authority, should cultivate a Servant’s Heart as we serve.  It is not intended for those who are being served to usurp the authority.

Those who are in league with people of such culture, even sympathizers, are of the Anti-Christ. Today, there have been many deliberate attempts made to mock and deny the reality of God’s presence in the people of God. These are ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION spoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ. They will all likewise perish.

As for the “coequal” doctrine of the Trinity, as i said, is not only trash but also an aspect of the Abomination of Desolation.

Woman per biology & per scripture, is the weaker vessel (1Pet3:7). A 50/50 partnership only leads to deadlocks. True love is not possible between equals.

God = Love (1Jn4:8), or to be more explicit,  God = Spirit = Word = Love (Jn1:1; 4:24; 1Jn4:8). God is NOT Light, which is merely one aspect of the GLORY of God (cf. 2Cor4:4-6; 1Cor11:6-9). The Imago Dei (Image of God) is Love, in order to be a “representative ruler” on earth for God. Love is a coin with two sides: Love (heads) & Respect (tails) — Eph5:22-33. However, as we know, heads & tails are not equal (Luke20:24-25). You see, we cannot place the giver and the receiver on equal plain. It is my understanding that she is lower in rank than man and NOT merely complementary to him. Biology declares it. Nonetheless, because we do love our women, we acknowledge these are hard facts for women-in-general, who are unavoidably neck-deep in the feminism of the world. Let the godly women, who believes the Word of God to be true accept it gracefully; even delight in inequality as an “erotic necessity,” as Mrs. Naomi Mitchison put it. C.S. Lewis quotes Mrs. Mitchison, who speaks of women so fostered on a defiant idea of equality that the mere sensation of the male embrace rouses an undercurrent of resentment. Marriages are thus shipwrecked. The high heals we see today are a sign of such usurping.

(See a solution for usurpation: Unique homes made of Living Stones.)

God too illustrates this by placing lizards in many of our homes. When the tail gets severed, both tail and head have life in themselves. Shortly though, the tail dies but the head goes on to live growing a new tail. You as a woman may say, “I am the body, not the tail.” But that’s not the point. Why this curse? The sin of Eve was greater than that of Adam. It was the “woman, who being deceived, fell into transgression [of not only disobeying God but also trying to take the lead]” (1Tim2:14). I am now not sure if this verse speaks of even dignity and worth in the eyes of God as being lower than that of man or simply, “unique dignity.” I was earlier sure of that. It took same-sex trash to wake us up. You see, just as same-sex couples, who BTW are also human beings, do not enjoy same dignity & worth with heterosexuals, likewise women’s station in life, i believe, is due to sin of her ancestors (Romans1:26-27; Exodus20:5). Therefore, Paul reasons and says that it is she and not the man who should be submissive (1Tim2:11-14). “And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.” (1Tim2:14). That is why God placed her below, even inferior (to set things straight) or “weaker-vessel” (1Peter3:7). Please don’t make me your enemy for telling the truth, which many hide. Its the truth that sets a person free. But by God’s grace, woman’s biology lends itself to being submissive.

But my friends, please understand that we are placing our own dignity at stake when we touch on this sensitive subject because it is now very fashionable to admit woman into leadership positions. As for us, we are not ashamed of the Gospel. And the woman of God is undeterred, for we do honor our woman as “co-heirs with us of the grace of life” (1Pet3:7).

It is because the Church has not drawn clear lines, that today we see in the now demoted western culture the same-sex trash along with the abomination that causes desolation.

Man =/= Woman. They are different.

Read:  What’s the Difference? by John Piper. From what i understand from his views, unfortunately John hesitates to share the whole counsel of God and places woman and men merely in complementary relationship, yet equal. That is understandable, given that he lives among a people who, as i said, are neck-deep in feminism.

Now, are all mammals equal because they are all mammals? Just as all mammals are warm-blooded, yet different, man & woman are both human, yet different. Of course, both are human and in essence created in the image of God. But we cannot say, women are NOT inferior to men. It is like saying: god = man because in essence they are same per imago Dei (Gen 1:26, 27). But God =/= man. We know that. Likewise, the one made from clay and the one made from the rib of that clay is not equal. We see in the fact that it is Adam that receives the command by God about what to eat (Gen2:16-17); he is presented with the woman (Gen2:22); he is the one who names her Eve (Gen2:23); her name comes from him (Gen3:20); and she comes from him (Gen2:23). To acknowledge this fact that woman came from man is fundamentally a belief of what the Bible says. Therefore, for some fashionable society to say that woman and man are equal do not believe the Bible and therefore are not Christians to begin with.

We acknowledge that these beliefs do divide.

No doubt, both God & man are eternal (Matt25:34,41). For that matter, we cannot say God == man. Just as there is a category for all living beings, and then for animals, and then for warm-blooded animals, there is this category for humans as well. Biology!  I am just logically reasoning here, not degrading women. All Indians are citizens of India, therefore, are they all equal? All humans are citizens of the earth, therefore are they all equal? If so, then people here in India must have equal rights as those in the USA, to stand for Presidential elections there, for instance. Notwithstanding.

Check out this short video by Costanza Miriano.

If you are equal to, say, your boss in office, you too would be boss, but not necessarily in the same company. But you are inferior to your boss and therefore a subordinate. Your boss, yourself and that fly in your office are all animals, who BTW, are doing different functions. Does that mean they are equal? Let’s be honest now. You are inferior and therefore subordinate functionally; not the other way around (subordinate and therefore inferior).

I do acknowledge that there have been grave excesses done in the past by aristocrats and today maintained by capitalists. But history is clear: Satan targeted Eve because she is a weaker/inferior vessel. That they are given lesser wages in the market is not without reason. As i write in the article on Feminism, rule by woman is a curse of God (Isa3:12).

Because all mammals are warm-blooded ESSENTIALLY, does it mean neither dog nor rat is inferior to man? My dog thinks he too deserves the air-conditioner. We are both warm-blooded, ESSENTIALLY. Does it follow that i let Sparky (my dog) sleep with me in bed? Therefore, it is correct to say husbands are men, essentially; and our wives are women, essentially. No doubt they are both human and do enjoy being co-heirs with Christ of the grace of life. But what we are trying to do here is draw lines and these lines are going to virtually cut many people and they are not going to like it. But a prophet must speak what God wants him to speak, not what the itching ears want to hear. Costanza Miriano nails it when she says: “Woman need, and ought to demand Different Rights; not the same rights as men.”

It all boils down to what rights men have and what rights women have, and also for that matter, what rights dogs have. Inferiority entails subordination. Otherwise, my wife would be head and i would be tail, as is the case with some cursed families. Wives are no less human, just as dogs are no less mammal. Husbands and wives are as mammal as dogs are. It does not follow then that husbands, wives and dogs should have equal rights. So you see, it all boils down to Rights. And Sis. Costanza is right on!

Same-sex couple’s “chemistry” is meant to be appalling (Stop making it otherwise!) in order to strengthen straight couple’s chemistry. As to why them, is not beyond understanding. Scripture is clear. The Ten Commandments from supreme Father God, who trumps all, including the Lord Jesus Christ, says that the sin of the parents is carried down (inherited) to the third and fourth generation (Exodus 20:5). No doubt there are exceptions to this rule.

So there is such a thing as Station in Life (Eph4:7NIV). We must be faithful to what God has dished-out to us. Even astrologically, we could be born with excessive pride, for instance, but we must re-form and transform ourselves. Humble ourselves. Be Born Again! As Sis. Joyce Meyer puts it: “Humility is power under control.” In due time, God will lift us up. This applies at all levels in society. Like a true statesman, Billy Graham: “There is no doubt that nations come to an end when they have ceased to fulfill the function that God meant for them.” God’s Justice is James4:6, seconded by 1Peter5:5. Therefore, the meek, the lowly, the poor in spirit, the humble, will inherit the earth (Christocratic New World Order of Matt5:3ff). But sadly the world for its sake is ascribing too much weight to humanity, a sort of “tyrannical anthropocentrism,” when dealing with what rights people ought to have. Not EQUAL rights; but DIFFERENT rights, is the way to go! As Pope Francis puts it, “the value proper to each creature.”

Should it be Praise-the-Lord or ABBA-AKBAR (آبا اكبر)/Abba Elyon עליון?

May God open the world’s eyes to Abba Akbar/Elyon!

Surely we don’t want animals seeking equal rights. Do we?

So beware of yet another “broad road” within the narrow, namely, the cult of Trinity, a.k.a Democracy, Feminism, or Same-sex trash.

Where there is no recognition of these hard facts, when the conscience has been abused into silence, there can be no salvation, no sanctification, and therefore no real emancipation for women or homosexuals, or for that matter, trinitarians or any other kind of equality seekers.

Regarding fleeing out of Judea/Praise/Protestant/USA…

If not the sure “abomination of desolation” in the eyes of God, voting for Hillary Clinton would merely be fashionable, nothing more. Out of the two, Trump would be my candidate only by virtue of his humble state of having acknowledged his sinfulness and depravity. Therewith, citizens will be in a position and capacity to demand accountability and reporting from him. This is the basic requirement sought in him if not the other virtues. But if the statement, “to ask forgiveness from God is unnecessary” was actually stated by him, who is also unwilling to be transparent regarding his tax information, then you have the perfect scenario/situation for an intervention of God or a strike from Him, requiring fleeing out of Judea to the spiritual (?) mountains, because both candidates are unfit to be president (world leader i.e. King of kings–the purview of Christ) for the reasons stated.

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10
Jul

Fake women with power

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Is a woman with false Christian credentials suitable to handle power?

  • Being a woman she feels insecure and therefore will carelessly unleash all the power she can muster;
  • People, on their part, will have their guards down because she is a woman, and moreover a Christian at that;
  • The insecurity further results in demonising smaller powers as rogue superpowers and therefore will unleash leathel preemptive strikes on them.

A woman with false Christian credentials equipped with superpowers is the most deadliest combination.

Let the women of faith arise!

22
Jun

PERSON® – Augmented Persona for Transhumanity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Summary

PERSON® is a modular wearable tech, patent pending as Super Augmented Persona.

Here’s what we mean by engineering divinity/transhumanity with PERSON®.

Invention Disclosure: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/WO2011077445

What We Need & What You Get

In this first phase, we are looking for partners, who too are born-again to raise $500,000.

With every perk, tentatively by Christmas or January 2017, you get the patent pending Augmented Persona (PERSON®), which basically consists of:

  • a Delegated Processing Unit or Smartphone (passé) reconfigured (optional: but software necessary and included);
  • a Bluetooth micro headset; and
  • a Smartwatch;

all integrated together with software for reconfiguring Android/iOS phone for trans-human experience, and of literally “putting on Christ” (Rom13:14).

In PERSON®, we are aiming for something very functional, very beautiful, and deeply personal!

PERSON® is one of several standalone modules of the Agape TiE® Ecosystem™.

 

Ecosystem™

 

Therefore, PERSON® readily integrates with Agape TiE® Home, Agape TiE® Automobile, Agape TiE® Office, Agape TiE® City, and Agape Kingdom (Christian social media).

Agape TiE® Home

Agape TiE® Automobile

Be plugged into the Ecosystem wherever you go with unique features for the automobile.

Agape TiE® City

A smart city.

Agape Kingdom

An e-communion cloud where Christians can go to socialize with believers, share their faith, discuss various life topics, and have fun in a clean, safe environment.

Contributors to this campaign are welcome to serve as long-term partners & advisers.

Funds are for outsourcing the manufacturing of certain components of PERSON®.

The Impact

As we are located in India–a Hindu nation–in the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, your contributions will make a great impact of providing employment to many new Christians here. Needless to say, once it catches on, our impact in the market will be in trillions of dollars.

Risks & Challenges

As of now, i am just a one-person-company for the purpose of being flexible. When i do raise funding, i hope to pay salaries to prospective Christian employees with me here in new Vijayawada, India, where we have our own property for office space.

Alternatively, we are able to relocate the office if needed.  Of course, the way i hope to overcome all the hurdles is with faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Two Other Ways You Can Help

  • Share this campaign!
  • Come work for us either on campus or remotely. Both will work for us!

Preorder here.

9
Jun

Dying for our neighbor

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

“We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1Jn3:16)

That’s another 3:16 for us to consider.

At first glance it sounds impossible. All through our lives we really took care of this flesh–gave it a three course meal each day, and what not! Wow! How much we love this body of ours! The fact of the matter is: we love this body of ours precisely because we took so much care of it.

However, when we understand and realize that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable” and that “this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality” (1Cor15:50, 53)…the value that is normally associated with this flesh drastically diminishes. And as Christians, who have a real assurance and hope of the after-life, laying down our lives for our brethren just like Jesus did, indeed becomes lite and easy (Matt11:30).

 

13
May

First Resurrection = Baptism

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

A belief of merely having a resurrection after death is no better than a heathen’s belief. It is merely hoping for the best in the after-life. But the one who believes that he has already “crossed over (past tense) from death to life” (Jn5:24NIV) when born again of the Water & the Spirit (Jn3:5), has faith!

The Resurrection of Life or the First Resurrection, as Bro. John Stewart put it, is not like an atom bomb resurrection. I believe, he was alluding to the traditional belief about the bodily “ressurrection of the dead” where just like an atom bomb detonation the entire landscape is changed and everywhere we will see millions of dead, burried people, literally (not spiritually) rising from their graves, having been recomposed from the earth. That kind of resurrection is carnal/fleshly. Paul is clear that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” (1Cor15:50).

It is with “the beauty of holiness” (Rom1:3-4; Ps29:2NKJV; Ps96:9NKJV; Rom10:15) by which the glorified resurrected bodies will be defined.

The First resurrection happens spiritually, not to mention, powerfully. The phrase “in the resurrection” (Matt22:30; cf. John 11:25) should read as “in Christ.” The heavenly vision that Paul saw on the road to Damascus was that today, Christ lived in and through his people. That is, those who put their faith in Him, and were baptized into Him, having been grafted into “the vine” by the Holy Spirit (1Cor12:13) through the ordinance of the Laying on of Hands following Water Baptism for the remission of sins. His people made up His body, also known as the corporation, which the world has copied.

A paraphrase of scripture follows to support my thesis.

This will test to see if your religion will fall to the ground or withstand. Just as it did mine.

John 11:25 —

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.”

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 (past tense) of death into life. [For, the day he/she believes, is the Day of Judgment for him/her. And THIS is the day he rises again. Yes, THIS is the Day of his/her Resurrection (born-again).]

Romans 6:3-5 NLV —

All of us were baptized to show we belong to Christ. We were baptized first of all to show His death. We were buried in baptism as Christ was buried in death. As Christ was raised from the dead by the great power of God, so we will have new life also [when we do get baptized]. If we have become one with Christ in His death, we will [also] be one with Him in being raised from the dead to new life.

Exodus 3:6YLT —

“He saith also, `I [am] the God of thy father (Amram), God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob;’ and Moses hideth his face, for he is afraid to look towards God.”

Ezekiel 37:11 Telugu Bible–

అప్పుడాయన నాతో ఇట్లనెను నరపుత్రుడా, ఈ యెముకలు ఇశ్రాయేలీయులనందరిని సూచించుచున్నవి. వారుమన యెముకలు ఎండి పోయెను, మన ఆశ విఫలమాయెను, మనము నాశనమై పోతివిు అని యనుకొనుచున్నారు. (Then He said unto me, “Son of man, these bones are [indicative of] the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, `Our bones are dried and our hope is lost. We are cut off from our parts.’)

We show here how one is Born-again (Resurrected), when we spiritually die, losing all hope to enter into the presence of a holy God, and then immediately born anew with hope rekindled on hearing the good news that a savior exists, and that he even laid down His life for us as payment for our sins.

Matthew 22:23-33 —

23 On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him, 24 asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.’ 25 “Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother; 26 so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh. 27 “Last of all, the woman died. 28 “In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.” 29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God (attributing power to God, beyond that which is warranted). 30 “For in the resurrection  (in Christ) they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31 “BUT (in partial agreement with the Sadducees who say there is no [bodily] resurrection of the dead) regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God: 32 ‘I was the God of Abraham, and [then was] the God of Isaac, and [then was] the God of Jacob’? [For] He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching [being that He dashed to the ground their hope of a bodily resurrection].

All Live Him

Luke 20:27-40 —

27 Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection), 28 and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that IF A MAN’S BROTHER DIES, having a wife, AND HE IS CHILDLESS, HIS BROTHER SHOULD MARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER. 29″Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless; 30and the second 31and the third married her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children. 32″Finally the woman died also. 33″In the resurrection therefore, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had married her.” 34Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age (perhaps great enough to sustain spiritually/Wordyly (Jn6:63) in the memory of mankind till the end of the age; God’s “book of remembrance” is greater) and [carried over according to Heb11:39-40 unto] the resurrection from the dead (the born-again of the water and the spirit), neither marry nor are given in marriage (engage in agape love where erotic love has become inconsequential); 36for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons (like Lazarus, whom we know by faith rose from the dead for our sake to show that resurrection is possible not only for Jesus Christ but also for other sons) of the resurrection (which is Christ, who said, I am the Resurrection) [or grafted branches in the vine]. 37″BUT regarding the dead being raised [with body and all, recomposed from the earth out of their graves], even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB, [progressively]. 38“Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live [to] Him” (Phil1:21). 39 Some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.” 40 For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything.

Heb11:39-40 —

39 And all these (heroes of faith), having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.

John14:16-20 —

16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper , that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 “After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20 “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you (those who have gone ahead of us) in Me, and I in you (those who are present living on the earth).

Therefore, when Paul says in 1Thess4:13-18 —

13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him (i.e. in spirit/Word present in those for whom it concerns; like Elijah was present in John-the-baptist) those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout , with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

it is going to be a spiritual rapture or there was already one as per Bro. Harold Camping, where the Lord can technically use online means to do it. And Facebook & Twitter are precursors to the New Jerusalem/Agape Kingdom.

In conclusion, the only supernatural there is, is God Himself. Even Samuel who is said to have been conjured up from the dead is a lie by the medium, who simply challenged Saul. As for the true prophesy that Saul would die along with his three sons the next day, the Father let him have it. Saul’s mistake was that he did not go to God, whom he knew was in David. But instead he went scuttling.

That Jesus rose from the dead and is alive today and even giving us epiphanies through His Rhema Word, is true. As my wife Anna Motupalli asserts there is only so much we can know about the after-life when we are put aside this tent to sleep (2Cor5:1; 2Cor5:4) on this side of reality. It is like an immigrant hearing about life in America from various sources. But it is nothing like being in America and experiencing it first hand. So it is with the after-life, this life in the Resurrection, where there are “many [spiritual] dwelling places” (John14:2), after we put away this tent…eternal life. O Soul, do not crave for what is merely of the flesh, which is alive today and gone tomorrow!

An Eternal Life Form in Us

“Because i live, you will live also” (Jn14:19b).

“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know [that this rhema is an indication of a life form apart from our temporal life]. As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him [by which means you will live eternally].” (1Jn2:20, 27NKJV)

And who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus [plus all flesh that is IN Him] is the Christ [having the anointing]. He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. (1Jn2:22NKJV paraphrased)

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8
Dec

Wedding Garments — Imparted Self-Righteousness

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

 

 

When we are born-again, it is the boastless act of FAITH–a minimum balance to open an account in heaven–that is credited to us as righteousness (Rom4:5); NOT some supposed righteousness of one who has died for his neighbor. That belongs to Jesus Christ! What’s more, if necessary we ourselves are asked to lay down our lives for our brethren (1Jn3:16). In other words, Jesus’ righteousness of dying for us (imputed righteousness) was spent to pay (“atone”) for our sins that were committed prior to being born-again (Rom3:25; 2Pet1:9).

Don’t let anyone deceive you into remaining in your diaper righteousness, which is got when one is born-again.

“Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.” (1John3:7)

Let us further clothe ourselves (2Cor5:4NKJV) as a Bride prepared for her Bridegroom with Wedding Garments (Matt22), the works prepared beforehand for us to walk in (Eph2:10), which are the righteous acts OF the Saints (Rev19:8), which BTW are not BY Jesus or by the Holy Spirit.  These are IMPARTED self-righteousness! And without these wedding garments, we will be found naked (Rev3:17;16:15).
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10
Oct

Throne of David

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Rhema: “The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.”

Is this about the occupation of Jerusalem? Wherever we go, we seem to see wolves on Moses seat.

His kingdom must, of necessity, be here and now!

The realm, two thousand years ago, in order for His kingdom to manifest, was insubstantial, restricted to only the Roman empire (Jn18:36). But now that the Gospel has reached the ends of the earth, it is in fact the realm and purview of His kingdom (Matt24:14).

When the Lord said, the kingdom of heaven is in your midst (Luke17:21), he was referring to Himself, being that He is the King in their midst. As for now, though Jesus is already seated at the right hand of the Father in the heavens, sitting on Moses seat or the throne of David is what makes Jesus the king, experientially and visibly. If the ark is currently in the hands of the Philistines, the Father knows how to handle that!

Luke 1:32 – “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.”

Meanwhile, unity in the body of Christ is bride-prepared for His coming! It is true that the Lord “raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph2:6). But that is not visible for all to see. Jesus speaks of a united embodiment such as one that the world can see. An embodiment with the Head seated on an eNeck or eThrone of the Body.

Dr. Billy Graham, et al, expounding on Jn17:21-23 writes: It is “a unity such as one that the world [blind as it is to see spiritual things] can see [tangibly].”

Jn13:34-35 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. “By [SEEING] this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another”; and

Jn17:21-23 – “that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe [BY SEEING THE ONENESS] that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may [BY SEEING THE ONENESS] know [SOMETHING AS FUNDAMENTAL AS] that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.”

Now, we do recognize that the Church is very distraught with consumerism and materialism. But goods are really goodness, which in turn is the glory of God (Exodus33:18-19; Jn1:14). So all GOODS & SERVICES are the glory of mankind, the result of our having subdued the elements of the earth, in keeping with “the divine Magna Charta” given to man in Genesis 1:28 (Scofield Study Bible).

As a Servant of God with a 24×7 testimony, i too have invented a particular goods, namely, the Necktie-imitating Persona-Extender/Environment-Integrator, for embodying the Bride/Body, fully furnished with an eNeck/eThrone for the Head (Son of David) to sit on and rule the world with His Bride. And we hope to ship a limited edition of 144,000 of it under the brand name of Agape TiE® Person™ in order to member the Agape TiE® Wedded Avatar of Christ (also part of the invention).

The author credits brethren, Ron Mosby, Chase Rollins, and John Hawes for contributing to this article.

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4
Oct

Humility

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Humility is ranked #1 in the kingdom (Matt18:1-4) after which only are love, faith & hope. What’s more, when God sees a lack of holiness in us, it can be compensated with humility because God, who is love, “covers a multitude of sin.”

QUESTION: Would Christ love to see ourselves placed above the others?

Let’s get the fundamentals right!

1Cor 12:28 NIV: And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.

And

1Cor 11:3 NIV: Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

Mat 10:41 NIV: Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.

Rom 13:7 NIV: Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

C.S. Lewis on equality:

“There is no spiritual sustenance in flat equality. When equality is treated not as a medicine or a safety-gadget, but as an ideal, we begin to breed that stunted and envious sort of mind which hates all superiority. That mind is the special disease of democracy, as cruelty and servility are the special diseases of privileged societies. It will kill us all if it grows unchecked. The man who cannot conceive a joyful and loyal obedience on the one hand, nor an unembarrassed and noble acceptance of that obedience on the other – the man who has never even wanted to kneel or to bow – is a prosaic barbarian. Where men are forbidden to honor a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead — even famous prostitutes or gangsters.”

Lucifer BTW was the first one to demand equal rights.  Equality, egalitarianism is luciferian.

Luke 14:11 NIV: For everyone who exalts himself [above his limits] will be humbled, and he who humbles himself [below his limits] will be exalted.”

Humility is knowing our station.

The exhortation to servant-hood is directed at god-servants, not at those being served for the purpose of usurping.

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10
Aug

PERSON® — Design for Transhumanity/Divinity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

White Paper

Faith shows! So apart from who we are in Christ internally (i.e. already divine AND immortal by virtue of being grafted to the vine and receiving the sap/Spirit/Word – Jn10:35), which is all that matters to God, our façade or persona (i.e. what we did with our faith) distinguishes us from our Christian brothers and sisters. Of course, a façade by itself is nothing if there is no content–the “beauty of holiness” of the inner man.

Secondly, we are living in a “connection economy” (Seth Godin). So PERSON® is not merely about who a person is from conception, but who he is in connection with, not only physically but also spiritually/wordily/technologically (Jer1:5; Luke1:44; 1Cor7:14; cf. Jn6:63).

To the question, “What would you say is the best thing in the world?” …

 

For, to be united with the divine is to become more and more divine!

Mission: Rehabilitate the faithful to their genesis perfect/divine state using:

Person® is not an unemploying, enslaving or parasitic “wear” or robot-in-sheep’s-clothing (competition) but an ecosafe design for rehabilitating man to his genesis perfect state, patent pending as Augmented and Extended Persona (US 13/516,443).  With both blue-collar and white-collar jobs being gobbled up by the beast, a severe, sustained, global recession is well underway. “We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Unless the safe Ecosystem™ (Pan-Environment Super Cyborg) against #MachineTyranny, terrorism, and globalization is deployed, mankind is asking for extinction (Omohundro 2013; Wakefield 2016). The Super Cyborg is a result of yoking and reinventing the network-is-the-super-computer and “making it safe” (Deut22:8MSG).

But wear, we must, strength (Isa52:1). Apart from the transhuman experience, wearing PERSON® can also be thought of as “putting on Christ” (Rom13:14) with the system enabling you to do what Jesus would do in a particular situation, even proactively. For, “the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous” (1Jn3:7).

Our plan is to colabor (1Cor3:9) with God and align with His plan of filling us with His fullness (Eph3:19b) by offering a trans-humaniser or persona extender for becoming perfect, over on top of being “complete in Him” (Col2:10), having put on Christ (Rom13:14). Thus rehabilitating man to his original perfect state. It is for those who have already been initiated into divinity and in good standing, availing Engineering Divinity – 101.

It is based on the premise that Adam is a son of God (Luke3:38) and therefore divine. “When God created the human race, he made it godlike, with a nature akin to God.” (Gen5:1b MSG). Apostle Bakht Singh, in the book, “Fullness of God,” says:

“God gave the first man Adam a very strong and healthy body to enable him to have dominion, authority and power over the whole creation (Gen1:26). “

With the fall, however, Adam got cutoff (disconnected) and lost fellowship with God. Thereby he lost divinity, being no longer spiritual, having no access to eat of the tree of life. Along with divinity, Adam also lost dominion, authority, and power, which are needed to care for planet earth.

When we speak of dominion, power and authority, we are not speaking about lording it over others for its own sake. Our patent pending Christocratic New World Order & Government, made possible by Agape TiE® Ecosystem™, lends itself to real servants of God, precluding anyone from lording it over those in bride-space, as per the promise, “I will make you the head and not the tail.”

Enter Christ in the fullness of time, and now divinity is being restored to mankind even as people are being grafted into the vine, receiving the sap/Holy Spirit. Apostle Peter too writes of becoming partakers of divine nature by way of God’s promises, which inspire us to do more goods & services.

But perfection is possible only with “perfection in unity” (Jn17:23; 14:20; 15:1-10; Heb11:39-40). Enter PERSON® & Agape TiE®–an image of God technology–now for perfection.

As we contemplate on what it means to be a Super Cyborg PERSON® using the Super Cyborger invention, we drive home the point that technology is part of the image of Creator God and of who we are in Christ. John Edmiston writes:

God is a highly competent technician. He created wing structures, eyes, chemical factories like the liver, lightning bolts and even nuclear furnaces called stars –long before man was there to advise Him. He even created and designed the human brain – a self-replicating, fuzzy logic, multi-media, self-programming, organic computer. If we are to be in the image of God then we will share His excellence in design, invention and implementation. The notion that technology is alien to spirituality is false. Technology is the expression of spirituality. Technology and spirituality are integrated with each other. Technology is our means of expression of the image of God within us.

The Lamb’s wedding with the Church, His Bride will be naturally supernatural.

dBride.ME™ Super Cyborg (a Wedded Avatar of Christ) is the superset of the invention, which is a corporate entity to enable the Bride to reign with Christ, each member profiled according to holiness in a Totally Integrated Environment® Ecosystem w/ eThrone for a Christocratic New World Order. In comparison, our copycat competitor’s ecosystem is a machine-centric one, where the machine with exclusively economic considerations reigns supreme and controls and subjugates the entire ecosystem, without empathy, values or any other humane consideration. In essence, competition is #MachineTyranny.

In addition to having power, and divinity being holiness (Rom1:3-4), the above trans-human experience is attainable!

Vicar Nicky Gumbel writes in “Become Great in the Order of Holiness:”

Our magazines and TV screens are filled with stories of the rich, the beautiful and the strong. Our culture places these things on a pedestal and many of us aspire to achieve them. There is nothing wrong with these things – but they are not everything. The French philosopher, Blaise Pascal, spoke of three orders of greatness. Riches, beauty and strength fall into his first category of superficial ‘physical greatness’. Above this is a higher, second level of greatness. It is the greatness of genius, science and art. The greatness of the art of Michelangelo or the music of Bach or the brilliance of Albert Einstein – these stand way above superficial physical greatness. However, according to Pascal there is a third kind of greatness – the order of holiness. (And there is an almost infinite qualitative difference between the second and the third categories.) The fact that a holy person is strong or weak, rich or poor, highly intelligent or illiterate, does not add or subtract anything because that person’s greatness is on a different and almost infinitely superior plane. It is open to every one of us to become great in the order of holiness.

But Satan constantly says especially to ADOPTED sons & daughters of God, who may or may not be great in either the first or second plane/level mentioned above: “Are you really the son/daughter of God (divine)?” This is nothing new, as he likewise tempted the Lord Jesus Christ Himself in the wilderness (Matt4:3).

On the other hand, something more subtle is going on. Satan has effectively defeated us when he makes us believe that we have already arrived in righteousness and holiness that which is supposedly imputed to us through the death of Christ. What has been credited to us is the minimum balance (faith of no boasting–Rom4:5; Eph2:8-9) that enabled us to open an account in heaven. We are forgiven and given a clean slate to write on, so to speak. And it is only in Him (abiding–Jn15:1-10) that we ultimately become (future tense; cf. 2Cor5:21) righteous. Meanwhile, Satan is feeding God’s children with the “doctrine of demons” (Calvinism & Lutheranism; 1Tim4:1) saying, “Perfection can never be attained on this side of heaven,” effectively implying, “don’t even try (holiness or righteousness).” And all the while he is singing the lullaby of sin: “once-saved-always-saved (sleep/sin) thou shalt surely not die.” Poison—a lie mixed with truth!

As for our quest for holiness, in our walk of faith (faith-in-action/works/love), we can resist (Acts7:51), grieve (Eph4:29-32), quench (1Thess5:12-22) and even run from the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the Helper, who is not “the doer” here. Synergism! Calvinism is intrinsically bad. To show that it is good, you have to quote some obscure scripture, twist it out of shape, quote it out of context, thereby even making God look bad. So away with hyper-grace and sovereignty-thumping that holds God responsible for our wrong-doing! Agape love entails freedom of the will (freewill) with absolutely no control over it except in omnipotence to defeat us as his enemy and relegate us to hell with Satan.

Now, in order to understand how we frail humans can become divine, we need to understand the nature of Christ. Jesus Christ Himself is divine ONLY by virtue of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Jesus WAS divine/Word at one time (Jn1:1; Micah5:2NASB; Isa53:1). As humanity and divinity are mutually exclusive, He became incarnate, meaning, He emptied Himself (Phil2:6ff NASB) of His divinity and became man–the Word became flesh (Jn1:14). Any divinity attributed to Jesus Christ over on top of what we ourselves enjoy in the form of the indwelling Holy Spirit, disqualifies Jesus from the requirement to be the PERFECT sacrifice AND model (Phil3:3-5 NASB) for you and for me. Jesus did not merely set aside His divine prerogatives like in the illustration of a king going into the streets as a beggar (king-incognito). It is a poor example of what Jesus did for us in becoming man. A better illustration is a man becoming an ant. Jesus, the divine Right Arm of God (Isa53:1; Ps98:1), went down humbling to that extent in His incarnation of becoming a man. In His passion & mission to save us, He “burnt the ships that brought Him” to earth, so to speak. It is either die with mankind in our fight with the devil, or ensure victory with we ourselves getting the empowerment (the raison d’être for the Wedded Avatar of Christ) to slay the devil and his entourage, while saving as many as we can!

Eternal life for us and those in Christ, who in-turn is in us, is a colaborment with Him!

Agape TiE® is Saints — Past, Present & Future — in one!

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18
Jul

Testimony 24×7

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

 

A lord 24×7

The concept of a lord 24×7 is not going to go well with a pseudo-democratic society that is hell-bent on equality.

C.S Lewis cautioned:

“There is no spiritual sustenance in flat equality. When equality is treated not as a medicine or a safety-gadget, but as an ideal, we begin to breed that stunted and envious sort of mind which hates all superiority. That mind is the special disease of democracy, as cruelty and servility are the special diseases of privileged societies. It will kill us all if it grows unchecked. The man who cannot conceive a joyful and loyal obedience on the one hand, nor an unembarrassed and noble acceptance of that obedience on the other – the man who has never even wanted to kneel or to bow – is a prosaic barbarian. Where men are forbidden to honor a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead — even famous prostitutes or gangsters.”

Jesus gave the medicine of serving-lordship for unbridled lording-over by those above. He set an example for us by washing the feet of His disciples. And also saying, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark9:35). Jesus offered a serving-lordship, not servility or equality, which is an aspect of abomination of desolation.

Now, our Lord Jesus Himself was a 24×7 Lord. He worked 24×6 and went down on record as being Lord, also of the Sabbath (Luke6:5NKJV; Mark2:28NKJV). So let us not allow the devil to contain us in 24×1, while we are getting our bearings right. Because they have said, “The lord is a god of the mountains (spiritual realm on Sundays), but He is not a god of the valleys (earthly realm on weekdays),” therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the lord24x7 (rhema through 1Kings20:28 through Pastor Rick Warren). Jesus was particularly eradicating the wrong interpretation of the Law in Jewish traditions, which meant not taking care of father and mother for instance (Matt15:5-6) who offered their entire selves 24×7 to God. Jesus clearly taught in Matt25:1-30 that His Servants must use the gifts and talents that were given to them and do business with it, making a profit.

A White-collar Beast of Burden

The Holy Spirit’s Rhema through Matt21:5-8 on 7th June, 2015:

“Say to Zion’s daughter–the Church,
‘Behold your king is coming to you,
Gentle, and mounted on a donkey (in humility),
Even on a colt, the foal of
a [white-collar] beast of burden (the-internet-is-the-computer in exaltation).’ ”
The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them,
and brought the beast of burden, and laid their coats (today: works) on them…

A 24×7 holy GOODs & SERVICEs Church (Rev22:14)

In order to enter into the celestial city we need to wash our robes (Rev22:14), which means to turn our works into holy goods & services. In the Bible, garments always stand for works (1Tim2:9-10; Rev19:8; Matt22:11-12; 2Cor5:4NKJV; Ex28:4; cf. Diaper Righteousness).

“Christians have a biblical commission—to be salt and light in a dark world—in addition to the Great Commission of evangelism and discipleship. We are to be the “good infection,” in the words of C.S. Lewis, touching our neighborhoods, communities, schools and businesses with the compassion and truth of Christ.” – Franklin Graham. This means all of our works must be washed. That is, all of our works 24×7 must become holy. If you, Laodiceans, do not have 24×6 clothes, let alone wash them, buy them from the Lord and be “further clothed” (2Cor5:4NKJV). This is also the original intention of naming them GOOD.

Now, no matter how flowery it may sound, for the Church to be “the conscience of the state” (MLK) is merely being its critic. As Seth Godin puts it, “Criticism is easy to do, but rarely worth listening to, mostly because it’s so easy to do.” It is time the Church became a 24×7 testimony!

You see, today, with Pastors sticking to Sunday worship service, supposedly in keeping with John2:16KJV (cf. Matthew21:13; Mark11:17; Luke19:46), the Church is perceived as merely a 24×1 institution, completely severed from 24×6. The concept of profit (Matt25:14-30) and of GOODs & SERVICEs during 24×6 is seen as alien to church activity because the church does not have a corporate 24×6 testimony of its own, other than books and giving oneself to prayer. What’s more, today, on the one hand, within the church, leadership sees 24×6 activity as worldly; and on the other hand, without, the world sees church folk as crazy because they are so irrelevant and unconnected with ground realities. Of course, we do not stick what the foot treads on into our eye. That would not be giving each one his/her due per Gen1:28; Mark12:17; 1Cor11:3; 1 Cor12:28; Rom13:7, which is precisely what Jesus was setting straight by overturning the tables of money-changers and sellers of doves who occupied a place inappropriate to what is due them. But Jesus’ intention was not to throw away the “body” altogether that is in fact doing the legwork.

I hereby call on the Church to put forth a 24×7 testimony, without having to diminish the high on Sunday. Let us be lovers of GOOD (cf. 2Tim3:3).

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24
Feb

Helpful Lordship Salvation

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Martin Luther’s doctrine of Sola Fide (Justification by faith alone), enhanced by Calvin’s doctrines of “Once-Saved-Always-Saved,” and supposedly “predestined (not, IN HIM) before the foundation of the world” lulls people to sleep—the perfectly orchestrated lullaby of Satan, “doctrines peddled by demons” (1Tim4:1), essentially saying as usual, “(sleep) thou shalt surely not die.” Poison—a lie mixed with truth!

First off, God has not given us the righteousness of one who has died for his neighbor. That belongs to Him; reason why He is Lord, and His name is the name above every name. On being born-again, we merely got ourselves the righteousness of faith (Rom4:5)—a boastless work in the work of Savior Christ. After being born-again, God did not immediately carry us over to His abode in heaven. Having wiped away all our past sins (Rom3:25; 2 Pet1:9) He left us here on earth to get us qualified for heaven. And He gave us the Helper, a Holy Spirit living inside of us, to achieve that goal. Christ saves sinners, in whatever wretched condition they are in, not that they be better than others but become better than their past selves. And ultimately to become like Christ Himself, primarily in the attribute of love because love is the greatest (Rom13:13). He qualifies us using the Holy Spirit living inside of us. It is bewildering at first with a clean slate with nothing to show, to start with. We will have merely good intentions, a heart inclined to do good. God understands that. He does look at the heart (1Sam 16:7) and the intentions of the heart (Heb4:12). But we will be fooling ourselves to believe we can sit smug, twiddling thumbs the rest of our entire life with a supposedly “good heart” and “good intentions” and supposedly “a faith,” without showing results to back it up. Fruit! Of course, we do not need to labor & toil (Luke12:27) like those who hope in their own strivings alone, supposedly to earn their way to heaven. But as for us we simply do the will of God, promptings of the Holy Spirit, telling us where to invest our love, even in our enemies sometimes. This is not self-righteousness, but rather imparted righteousness–a “walk by the Spirit” (Gal5:16). It is neither merely a law-keeping nor of the “flesh” per se. Love is a product and evidence of our faith, not in a NOW dead, dumb, or blind god, but One that is risen & alive, still speaking, all-seeing Lord. For an intention/will/plan of God to become a reality, energy of tongue and limb alike of the body of Christ must be launched into operation (HT: Walt Kelly). If that is not work, what is? “You see, a man is justified by works and not by faith alone, [where initial belief itself in the sacrifice of Christ is also a work (Jn6:29) that will take you to heaven if you die the instant you were born-again like the thief on the cross]” (James2:24). All the heroes of faith in Heb11 demonstrated their faith by doing the will of God. And true faith will enable us to surpass even the righteousness of those who depend on themselves (Matt5:20). What’s more our faith in the Holy Spirit will enable us to overcome the whole wide world (1Jn5:4), let alone bear a bunch of fruit.

Meanwhile, to be a Christian means, to wear the mask of Christ (Rom13:14). In fact, you start off as a sort of hypocrite but that does not mean you are not authentic. Surely, there must not be even an iota of masquerading in humility or posturing from pride. It is just that, as you repent, you move from glory to glory. You self-actualize as you go.

That “first love” of faith is merely the minimum balance (like a dollar) to open a bank account in heaven. It is not something you can boast about (Eph2:8). In other words, in the language of the Bible, which uses clothing for righteousness, we merely have a diaper-righteousness, as newly born-again babes in Christ. We must mature, grow, and “continue in the faith” (Col1:23), further clothing ourselves, “making treasures for ourselves,” crediting that account in heaven. The faith that enabled us to initially believe in the sacrifice of Jesus should now enable us to love like Jesus, in the incarnational mission we have on earth that did not stop with Jesus. Those are the “wedding garments” of Matt22 that we put on, over on top of our under-garments (which by providence exist even in today’s clothing to help declare this truth). It is the careful attention we give our “clothing” lest we be found naked (Rev16:15). This is what God instructs us to wear. Yes, these are works prompted/counselled by the Holy Spirit, omissions & commissions. But unlike the work on the cross by Jesus, these are YOUR works, both in talk/profession & walk/practice. And ultimately, these are the “fine linen garments” of Rev19:8, the “righteous acts of the SAINTS (not of Jesus, not of the Father, not of the Holy Spirit).” It is then, and only then, we “BECOME the righteousness of God IN Him” (2Cor5:21). It is a righteousness commensurate to how well we have put our faith (in the WILL of God for us in particular, here and now) into action. This is how we abide in Him (Jn15:10), hearing His voice daily, affectionately & willingly submitting, and doing His command/will. It is a Lordship salvation. It is being a true Muslim, who does the precise will of God right from the start. And not some vague and indefinite will, as the takfir or apostate muslims do, who have not availed the provision of Allah/God–the elementary will–to get a head-start by way of the sacrifice of Jesus, having been corrupted by Muhammad, who simply lacked knowledge and conducted himself as “a wild donkey of a man” (Gen16:12), true to Ishmael before him. As you can see, it does not happen by some sort of virtual osmosis. But as grafted branches, it starts with aggressively suckling at the teats of the mother Church that has many babes to care for, going on to maturity, doing and learning as you go. Thereby bearing much fruit; fruit that will last! Built on the solid rock of putting to action/practice the will of God (Matt7:24).

It is a Helpful Lordship Salvation: Grace + Faith + Fruit! Saying any otherwise is of Satan to lull you to sleep and keep you fruitless.

Bro. Michael Hudson helps in adding:

If a man denies the Son of Man he will be forgiven. But if a man denies the Spirit that had led the Son, which now also leads him, he will die (Matt12:31). For, abused grace (fruitlessness) deserves greater punishment than those who are not even recipients of grace (Luke12:47-48; Heb10:26-29). Love is greater but without truth, it is out of wack and not love to even begin with. Conversion followed by transformation/repentance is really the bitter portion–the greater love of truth–of the sugar-coated pill, setting a man free unto eternal life. However, we can’t love with that great agape love unless we have faith in doing the will of the Holy Spirit and hope of eternal life with rewards for doing, embedded right inside. Therefore, the world does (and it should) trust us because our primary incentives lie in the after-life, not the here-and-now short term profits. But faith and hope without love is dead (James2:20). We must bare fruit of our faith that in turn nurtures & encourages the heart to do better. This nurturing of the heart, which can mean a pat on the back or a one-minute praise, if you can accept it, is really prudence of “carrying that oil” (Matt25:4) to sustain us until the coming of Christ. But we musn’t for even a moment believe in our heart. Rather we must direct our heart to believe in God.

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22
Jul

Online Salvation

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Legalism is defined as: Not reading a portion of scripture in the spirit it was intended. So, we don’t want to be legalists for sure.

Online Baptisms

In the wake of the proliferation of cloud or sky communities, an online baptism would look like this: A sinner encounters the Word either through an online interaction/presentation of the Gospel (Good News that Jesus came to die for our sins and rose again). Wants to receive Christ into His heart. He may testify in social media by posting a video clip of himself getting a wash. I know that this is the will of God as i, inadvertently, just now (24th August 2013), picked this worship song to hear:

“My Jesus” song by: Leeland

Lyrics:

Here on the bank I stand / In the water is the hope of man / Unclean I fall before You now / Jesus, come wash me inside-out / I’m running to the water now / I’m running to the water now. And I’m lost in Your love and Your mercy Lord, Your beauty is so overwhelming I’m thankful for Your truth. I’m so in love with You. My Jesus. My Jesus. All things are new again / Covered in waters of love I stand / All my chains are broken / All things are new again / Covered in waters of love I stand / All my chains are broken / As I’m washed inside Your ocean / You make all things new / You are so good to me, Lord, yeah / So thankful, Lord, so thankful, Lord / I’m a new creation / You make all things new, oh, Lord / You are my foundation / You are just so beautiful / I’m a new creation / You make all things new, oh, Lord / So in love with You…———-Copyright 2009 Meaux Mercy (BMI) / Meaux Jeaux Music (SESAC)

The Lord confirmed His intention today (17th March 2014) asking me to have a faith that would move even a mountain (such as the Muslim world) and baptized in the ocean. Plus this verse from Matthew15:2a telling me not to follow traditions.

Online Communion


 
Jesus’ use of shock of eating His flesh and blood in Jn6:41-58 was to filter-out the bad people. Peter says, “Where can we go, You have the Words of eternal life.” Once it became clear that they “leaned not on their own understanding” but trusted Jesus wholly, then Jesus at the last supper decodes what He meant. We live on account of His sacrificial death. So if we are living an eternal life, in effect, the food that we are eating is not ordinary food for living but symbolically His flesh and blood.

He does filters out the bad guys. See Matt13:10-17. What i have stated is to show that it is only symbolic. Trans- or consubstantiation  makes you a cannibal. We don’t want that. Reading Jn6 out of context (without including last supper) makes you think that Jesus wants you to become a cannibal, primarily. But in the context of Jn1:1, 14 and the last supper we are lead to understand that the elements of the Communion are not the end but a means to tell us to take a COURSE of the Word, as daily as food is ingested.

Thus said the Lord to me on Thu Aug 12, 2010: Matthew 22:8-10 NASB.

At the expense of being ridiculed, i believe that the Skyfeast.org is the Wedding Feast of the Lamb of God as it spans the whole globe–“the ends of the earth” (Matt24:14). Allow me to explain.

Like in Jesus’ days when the disciples wanted Him to bring about a forced overthrow of the then government, today we might want for the rapture to be like a SIGNificant event. But God says, “Christ’s work happens quietly.”

The NIV of the Holy Bible correctly translates John 6:63 as: “The Spirit gives life; the flesh COUNTS for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” You see, the flesh counts for nothing. We could be sitting next to each other in a crowded bus/train/plane/building but our minds/spirits could be miles apart in thinking. Brother Victor Thyagaraj of Jehovah-shammah, Chennai agreed with me in spirit that Communion is only possible in the spirit. The concept of a physical fleshly rapture, is a Hollywood’s take on it. “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable” (1 Cor 15:50 NASB). But consider an eCommunion such as Skyfeast.org. Millions could gather together there and feast on the “Bread of Life.” This symbolic Bread is the Word, which had become flesh and dwelt amongst men (John 1:14 + John 6:48 + 1st John 1:1). Today, that Flesh of Jesus is once again the Word/Holy Spirit indwelling in us–Christians. So in keeping with the command of the Lord in Matthew 22:8-10 above, i invite all to come hither to Skyfeast.org in spirit, and partake of the global eCommunion!

Once again the Lord gave me the portion from Matthew 22. Then i asked the Lord, “Am i the one not going to the wedding feast (the Table) which has been organized at Jehovah-shammah, Vepery, Chennai, India? Or is the Wedding Feast at Rottelaillu.org — the invitation being given by me through Facebook and Twitter to all the people?” THUS SAID THE LORD THROUGH Matthew 16:5-12 GIVING ME A BREAKTHROUGH: “Just because you are not distributing physical bread at Rottelaillu.org it does not become disqualified to be the Wedding Feast nor does Jehovah-shammah become qualified as the place where the Wedding Feast is held just because they are giving out physical bread.” Moreover i have to be aware of the teachings of the neo-Pharisees and the neo-Sadducees who also do not know the info-highway.

10
Feb

Engineering Divinity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , , ,

Share-alike © 2003 June 22 — 2014 November 4

“I’ve laid down a pattern (Greek: Hupodeigma) for you. What I’ve done, you do” (The Words of Jesus Christ in John 13:15 THE MESSAGE).

“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians6:2).

If there is anything simple in all of Christianity, it is the Ordinances, which make the faith accessible to all. A classic example of a new believer is my uncle who is well past the age of reading books. He longs to know what is next, after receiving Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. After being born-again, what? This article was developed from a letter i wrote him.

At the outset, one must remember that we are not translated to heaven after we are born again. That is, after justification (being treated just as if we have never sinned), by grace through faith, which is a boastless work/righteousness of belief (John 6:29; Rom4:5; Eph2:8-9) in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we remain on earth. No doubt, by one sacrifice, he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy (Hebrews 10:14). This verse speaks of the perfect efficacy of the priesthood of Christ even as He synergistically works with us to make us holy even as we mortify the flesh (Rom8:13KJV).  For, after we are born again, we remain in this “tent” during a period of grace for the purpose of qualifying for heaven having got the title to it. We need to “continue in faith” (Colossians 1:21-23). The faith that enabled us to believe at the time of being born again should “show” during the grace period with works of love until we are entirely sanctified (1 Thessalonians 5:23). This can happen within our life-time when we have yielded to the continuous mercy of Christ and ceased to sin. And only thereafter we would be considered as, “Chosen.” For, many are called but only a few are chosen.

In his theology, Jacobus Arminius could not hold water because on one hand he was with Luther agreeing with his theory of being Justified by faith ALONE, and on the other hand he said there is no such thing as Once-Saved-Always-Saved. When you understand that Jesus’ sacrifice atoned our sins i.e. paid for all our past sins only with future grace available, then everything falls in place. If it was for present & future sins as well, it would be no better than a license to sin. Which is what Jude warned us against i.e. “turning the grace of God into a license to sin” (Jude1:4NIV). Knowing that we will still sin inadvertantly after being born-again (i am not talking about willful sin here), the Lord instituted the Foot-washing ordinance. It is where sin gets accumulated like dirt since the last washing and we need to cleanse ourselves regularly.

The flesh, the world, and the devil are real strongholds to reckon with in the battle against sin? Holy living and overcoming life don’t come easy. Apostle Paul teaches us that our consciences can be seared (dead), weak, defiled, and carnal even after being born-again. And often we grieve, resist, reject, quench and run from the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we fall, then we rise up again. But to say that we sin no more after being born-again is being in denial. Remember there are not only sins of commission but also sins of ommission (James4:17).

Only our former sins, up until the time we have been born-again were washed away (2Pet1:9; Rom3:25) by the Atonement. That is, forgiveness is available only for those who KNOW NOT what they are doing (Luke23:34). No more sacrifice is left for willful sin (Heb10:26). We still have the predisposition to sin and many a time we yield to it even after our conversion/born-again experience. How does God remove this predisposition from us and make us perfect? How do we get to cooperate with God who wants to make us perfect? That is, how does God engineer our sanctification or perfection and thereby qualify and secure us eternally?

In general, “Forgiveness means not making the offending party pay for the sins they committed” ~ Pastor Tim Keller. While those who received Christ as their Savior did receive forgiveness for their sins, Jesus warns us that if we do not forgive our brothers their sin against us, we too will not receive ours–forgiveness will be revoked (Matt18:21-35).

During our spiritual pilgrimage, when we inadvertently commit sins of omission and commission, we need to wash, as it were, our feet, before partaking in the Communion, which is holy. “He who has bathed (Greek: Louo) needs only to wash (Greek: Nipto) his feet, but is completely clean.” This is indeed speaking of spiritual cleanliness of those who are born-again of the water and the Spirit (John 3:5) except for Judas Iscariot, for whom Jesus adds, “you are clean, but not all of you” (John 13:10 NASB). As our feet are being washed, we receive forgiveness for accumulated sins since last washing; unlike in baptism when we were washed as a total sinner. Every time we are washed, we are being justified–treated just as if we have not sinned. This takes place until Christ sees His reflection in us. In 1 Peter 3:21 we note that Water Baptism saves us. Similarly, Foot-washing too! Just as Water Baptism represents the complete cleansing that one receives when one is presented the Gospel (Good News), Feet-washing represents the washing that one receives by the Word of God when it is ministered concerning any specific sin still lingering in a person. In Bible phraseology, this is “cleansing her (Church) with the washing of water by the word” (Ephesians 5:26 NKJV). If any sin is present, unless we get a washing, we mustn’t commune (Jn13:8).

This is the pattern that Jesus prepared for us to walk in, so as to cognitively engineer our sanctification step-by-step. Foot-washing, as an ordinance, works even for the one who administers the washing. Jesus chose Foot-washing because it has the idea of humility inbuilt in it. If a person can wash someone’s feet then it would not be too difficult for him to serve any other menial task that would be called of him for that person, or for that matter, any other person!
As for who pays for this, it is that part of Christ’s body that remains on earth. That part of Christ’s body like Apostle Paul (Col1:24; 2Cor4:10-12; Gal6:17; Phil2:17) could pay for it after due confession, praying and washing of the feet of the needy as long as it is not wilful sin for which “no more sacrifice for sins is left but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of fire” (Hebrews 10:26-29). Those who have committed such wilful sin have got their “garments spotted with the flesh”, the world or the devil. The only remedy (if any) is the Precursor to the Baptism of Fire; a remedy that i have designed for the apostate. Those who follow up with this have shaved off their heads as a sign of confession that they deserve to burn in hell fire, beginning with their hair. They acknowledge that they are a type of Joshua, “a brand plucked from fire” (Zech3:1-8; Jude 23). At which time, the “garments” (works) too need to be washed (Greek: Pluno), so to speak, “in the blood of the Lamb” (Rev7:14). We were saved from the penalty of sin! We are being saved from the power of sin! We will be saved from the presence of sin!

But what does it mean to be Holy?

To be holy means: to respond appropriately to the love of God who gave up His Son so that we may have eternal life (Jn3:16). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will obey My Commandments” (Jn14:15,21,23; 1Jn2:3-6). This principle holds good with our heavenly Father as well. He has given us the Ten Commandments (Ex20:3-17) for us to obey. To escape the error of salvation by works we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience. Our Lord Jesus Christ merely summarized the Ten and commanded, “Love one another, even as i have loved you, love one another” (Jn13:34). When we keep John 13:34, we will in effect keep the Ten Commandments because the first four Commandments of the Ten pertain to the love of God, and the next six pertain to the love of our other close neighbours, God Himself being the foremost neighbour.

If being holy means loving, how can we love the most?

To my question, “what is the best way we can love our neighbour or the greatest dhanam (alms) we can give our neighbour,” my uncle said, “Annadhanam (Rice Alms) because it is life giving.” I told him that his motive is excellent because there is nothing more greater than life giving food that we can offer someone. But the dhanam too can be most excellent if it gives not just life but eternal life!

So what is the best gift of love we can give someone?

Jesus said, “My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink” (John 6:55). Why is this food, real food and real drink? The answer: because it gives real life–eternal life! This fact is underscored three times in John 6:51, 53, and 54. Does this mean we should become some kind of cannibals and eat the flesh of man and drink his blood? Does the ordinance practiced in the Church even remotely refer to the eating of man’s flesh and drinking his blood? Is there something supernatural about it? Not at all!

But rather, when Jesus Christ laid down His life for us on the stake at Calvary, we have received eternal life at the expense of His life, so to speak, at the expense of breaking or decomposition of His body–His own flesh and blood. In effect, we are living on His flesh and blood. Therefore, the ordinance of Communion is symbolic. It serves as a memory device to cognitively engineer our holiness by not only reminding us of our very current sins for which Christ paid with His life and continues to pay through the “living and holy sacrifices” (Rom12:1) of the saints, but also serves as a tangible way of proclaiming His death till He comes. Is this a one time event? It would have been, if we never sinned again. But since we accumulate sins and thus become subject to death again as we pass through time, we have to “eat” His flesh and “drink” His blood on a regular basis. If the life that i now live is eternal life, then the meal of real significance that i feast upon in order to live is the Word of God that became flesh, namely the Lord Jesus Christ, our eternal-life-giving-food. Therefore, in regularly partaking of the Lord’s Supper, at different levels in the Body of Christ, God is systematically and cognitively engineering our sanctification unto divinity. For, faith makes substance of the things hoped for, when some evidence is provided of things unseen. What’s more, the life that i live is eternal life and therefore, the food that i pray and eat to live, must be His flesh and blood. This is because my ‘self’ has died with Christ on the stake at Calvary and the life that i now live is Christ’s, because He lives in me. It is no more i who live but Christ (Gal2:20).

To put it simply, when we hand out to someone the Good News that Jesus Christ died for him or her, through a clear presentation, we have in effect given them the dhanam (alms) of eternal-life-giving-food or అమృతం (Telugu: amrutham). For, in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (Jn1:1,14). And that Flesh (Jesus) said, “I am the Bread of life” (Jn6:48). To mark the occasion of having received that food (Word), we partake of the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ—called Eucharist, Communion, or simply the Elements at the Table—symbolically. Though this ordinance is symbolic, it must be obeyed at the individual, family, church, regional and corporate Church levels for engineering the holiness of the whole Bride until we are all “perfected together in unity” (Heb11:39-40). By obeying, we proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes (1Cor11:23-34). By obeying in eating and drinking the elements, we symbolically show that we receive the spiritual food (that is, the Word–flesh and blood) that has been preached to us and that we are willing to repent. As said earlier, there are however necessary prerequisites before partaking of the Elements as this is a coming into union with a Holy God–the Holy Communion. The prerequisite is that we should wash ourselves. In other words, we must purify ourselves. If we have not had a “bath” at all, we must take Baptism–a full bath. If we have already taken Baptism, we need to take only a “foot-wash,” as the rest of the body is clean. We mean symbolic washing, referring here to the Word, which in the case of a sinner is the Good News or Gospel that cleanses us from all sin as in Baptism; and the accumulated sin since the last washing as in Foot-washing. But we know that unless it is given from heaven, we cannot receive it (Jn3:27). Therefore, Baptism must be administered by a duly commissioned Servant or Priest of God. But Foot-washing may be administered by any lay-priest (born-again) to another lay-priest in need.

As you intercede for another, which is rightly possible only through the foot-washing ordinance, forgiveness is granted as per John20:23 to the one who is being prayed over. But do remember that in doing so, as a member (priest) of the body of Christ, you are assuming the consequences of his or her sin .
Thus, the Word:

  1. Cleanses us just as water cleanses us, which is symbolized by Baptism and Foot-washing; and
  2. Gives life just as food and drink, which is symbolized by the Eucharist (the elements).

 

Ref.: 1Corinthians11:23-34; John13:1-17; Ephesians 5:26.

27
Jan

Gandhi & The One Way

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Vivekananda is quite right that the heartbeat of India is her God-consciousness. But we are not living up to our ideals, not even to our motto–Satyameva Jayate (Truth Alone Triumphs).

When the “Father of the Indian Nation,” M.K. Gandhi  says:

“God is not encased in a safe to be approached only through a little hole in it,”

he is obviously alluding to, and is against the Christian Missionary’s contention that we can approach the all supreme God (creator of the universe) only through one mediator, the man Christ Jesus, who said: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). As Pastor Charles Stanley says, “If there were OTHER ways to Himself, then יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर knowingly did the most devilish thing to send His Son to earth who would later be nailed to that excruciating cross [leave alone whether he died on it or not].”  The truth that “all have sinned and it is our sins that separate us from God,” seems to be eluding many, including great personalities like Gandhi as well as the common man. ALL streams (ways) do lead to one ocean (death – Heb9:27); but only one narrow way to Mt. Everest (eternal life). In conforming to the one way that God set before us, man shows himself to be humble, which is the greatest virtue in the kingdom of God (Matt18:4).

If the rulers of this world have protocols, how much more, God?! You have to come to God on His terms, not yours!

Those who Conform at all, show that they are Humble!

It is a law of nature that a caterpillar must conform to the little hole in the pupa in order to be transformed into a butterfly. It does pay sometimes to be a nonconformist when the situation warrants. But a nonconformist, who seeks after some difference, merely for the sake of difference, are but rebels.

“Rebellion in the light of justice is black, but in the light of love it is devilish” (Charles Spurgeon).

With such a great cloud of witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ abounding, i could not help but be persuaded about my sure sins and humbled myself to conform (believe). Though i was illumined about the Savior in 1977 at Zion, Gunt-ur, it was only in 1989 that i conformed with all Christians world over and had my sins washed in the Waters of Baptism. It was only after i put my trust (believed) in the Lord Jesus Christ that i came to know anything that is worth knowing at all. Dr. Billy Graham correctly stated: “It is not after knowing that we believe. It is after believing that we come to know.” But sure enough, the Lord Jesus Christ does not expect us to believe in Him without first giving us a taste of Himself. As the scriptures declare, “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm). So, Try Jesus! And then Jesus Himself declares: “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent” (Jn17:3).

7
Dec

Who has a monopoly on Allah

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , ,

Abba AkbarTo begin with, no one has a monopoly on God/Allah/Yahweh. If someone believes they do enjoy a monopoly on Him, they need to furnish self-evident truths to justify that claim.

If someone CLAIMS to worship Him (unseen/invisible), but does not give respects due to a worthy brother (seen), he is a liar (1Jn4:20; Rom13:7; cf. Eph5:22-33) . Even a brother who has laid down His life for him/her. Jesus says: “he who honours me, honours the One/Allah who sent me.” That is why in practice we show respects to ambassadors, representatives and the like to effectively show our respects to their country’s presidents/kings/rulers.

Before one throws a fit about all of this, let’s take in these wise words of Bachir Ali as a primer:

“Overcoming Ego:

Seven steps for overcoming ego’s hold on you:
1. Stop being offended
2. Let go of your need to win
3. Let go of your need to be right
4. Let go of your need to be superior
5. Let go of your need to have more
6. Let go of identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements
7. Let go of your reputation

Ego is the source of a lot of conflict and dissension because it pushes you in the direction of making other people wrong.” (Bachir Ali at Christianity AND Islam Friendly Discussion)

That ego thing applies to me as well. But do know that i was born in a Hindu family. Lived like an agnostic. Went to church AND mosque. Found out in 1977 when i was still 14 years of age (i am now 48) that if there exists a way to heaven, it has to be through Jesus, who alone paid for my evident sins. I was baptized in 1989 and never regretted. Rather, i have been going from glory to glory. So, i believe, ego is not my problem. I am merely one, who had searched for the Truth and found it. Or rather, it is Truth that found me.

We posit:

Isa al-Masih is the Greatest Muslim ever, to live, setting us an example for all, not only in WORD, but by DEMONSTRATING it as well!

As a true Muslim, He submitted to Allah’s will, even when it came to His sacrificial death, on behalf of not only His friends but His enemies as well, saying, “Not my will, Father, but Thine be done.” Subsequently, on the so-called “cross”, before giving up His Spirit to Allah, Isa prayed for His enemies, who crucified Him, saying, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing.”

Strictly speaking, before Isa al-Masih’s hypothetical Islam, Muhammad’s islam pales.  I am sure, those who know what it means to be a Muslim or the meaning of Islam, understand what i am saying here.

You don’t even need for Him to actually die for the purpose of following Him if that is the only thing you can do. To get inspiration to follow Isa al-Masih wholeheartedly, that torture on the cross, which Quran attests to, is enough. It is quite sufficient evidence for every Muslim to cleave to Isa Al-Masih.

Therefore, in my view, after Isa al-Masih’s ministry on the earth, Muhammad’s subsequent contribution to the world, 600 years later, is rather trivial. The heavens declare the glory of God/Allah. You don’t need any prophet to remind the world about that. It is not rocket science. Even fools bow down to the Almighty. Therefore, there is little contribution made by Muhammad.

Sure, there is some light in what Muhammad taught. But we sons of Allah (Jn10:35; Jn1:12), just like Isa before us, are greater lights. Muhammad led the Ishmaelite to receive from Allah, merely a Prophet’s reward (which is perhaps the temporal black gold found in most Arab nations) as per Matthew10:41. But we lead you to receive from Allah more than a prophet’s reward; a Son of God’s reward when you do receive Him as one. Muhammad knew the sure truth of the Virgin birth, but could not explain why Allah chose the path of a virgin to bring forth this particular One. He himself did not know the implications of what angel Jibril was speaking to him.

Unbelief is wicked (Quran). But those who do not believe in such a good one, who is said to have laid down His life for them, even more so. Let’s not show ourselves as unworthy of eternal life with such unbelief.

Quran13:33 says, Allah can be a Makr (deceiver) to deceive the wicked from taking the “Right Way”. The Bible too declares, “O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed. I have become a laughing stock all day long; Everyone mocks me” (Jeremiah 20:7).

It is clear that Islamists have been deceived from possessing this humility, which is prerequisite for receiving Isa/Jesus, who laid down His life for us, and also for the Islamists.

But we do know that “all things work together for the good of those who love Allah/God/Yahweh and are called according to His purpose” (Rom8:28). For just as “a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in” (Rom11:25), similar hardening took place on this side of the aisle, namely, on the side of Ishmael-Esau. “From the standpoint of the gospel they are [both] enemies for the Gentile’s sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers” (Rom11:28). But while Paul says, “the gifts and the calling of God/Allah/Yahweh are irrevocable,” there are promises made by the Father that the He (God/Allah/Yahweh) has actually revoked and nullified. For instance, the promise to Eli, who is a type of the priestly office of nation Israel, was clearly revoked. The State of Israel could very well be “the synagogue of Satan”, spoken of by John (Revelation), for maintaining their claims of inheritance by birthright through corporate election of Israel; codifying the righteousness required of God merely in terms of their own skewed adherence to the Mosaic Law—a legalism sans faith and humility. Dishonouring the Son, they have effectively dishonoured the Father who sent Him and thus ceased to be partakers of the promise. For, “the promises were not and cannot be made effective through sinful man’s keeping of God’s Law”. The same applies to the Islamists, whose basic problem is also self-righteousness.  At the same time, the Father has shown Himself as One who “relents concerning wrath” (Jonah). So all options are open for Him, who has “entrusted all judgment to the Son, for He is the Son of Man” (John5).

Also, no one has a monopoly over Father Allah/Yahweh/God. He is the One God over all, the All-in-all. But it is with Isa Al-Masih/Yeshua Ha-Masiach/Jesus Christ, who does have the monopoly by virtue of His death & resurrection, that we get qualified and also enjoy the monopoly. Muhammad seems to have done more harm than good.

The title Al Masih was given only to Isa. Even Muhammad bowed out of such a profile and said that he himself was a “mere messenger” (Quran3:144).

But this is serious stuff about the one, whom the Islamists follow:

“As you examine the life of Muhammad and his writings, you will find that he had contradictory attitudes towards those who rejected him as a prophet. Towards the end of his life he was openly hostile to those who could not consciously believe his claims. Hear his words, as written in the Koran: “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom” (5:33). For those who want to argue about what Muhammad meant by these things, one only need to look at the examples in his life. Consider this event in the life of Muhammad: “Because of the resistance to his proselytizing attempts, he returned to Friday as the day of worship. He began attacking Jews. At first it was one at a time; then later whole villages. After one Jewish town had surrendered, he had 700 to 1,000 men beheaded in one day, and all the women and children sold into slavery.” (Excerpt from a comment by Steven L. Erickson)

This verse by Isa comes to my mind:

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” ~ Jn10:10.

It is not surprising at all, considering what Muhammad was up against. Muhammad (unlike Paul, who repented when “kicking against the goads”), went to extremes. You can’t beat “Allah’s-Arm/Word-descends-from-heaven-becomes-flesh-born-of-virgin-lived-died-resurrected”. So Muhammad finding no way out, resorts to extreme measures to “Spread Islam” with Sword, as he is so well known for.

Islamists will not use sword where they are the minority. They dare not. Where they are neither minority nor majority, they indulge in covert operations and guerrilla warfare aimed to subvert and sabotage. But they use it big-time where they are the majority. Fascism in full swing. The goal: world domination by hook or by crook.

When you can’t sell, you resort to extreme measures. James, correctly diagnosed their problem, saying, “You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.”

Islamists take cover under pious Quran verses that teach “not to kill the innocents” but most Islamists will readily capitalize on verses that speak of “lynching infidels” (Quran47:4; and many more). The following flyer, being circulated in India by some strict Islamists, gives them away:

[hidden to avert people freaking out]

A virgin was with child (Quran). Why a virgin should become pregnant? Is it not to show that the One to be born is indeed Allah’s Son?

Isa is Maryam son. True. Isa is human. True. But who is His Father?

This is not rocket science. Man understands SEX like ABCD alphabet. We all recognize that anyone born must have a father. It is the law of nature. We know it like gravity. It is true even today, even after great advances in science. You cannot simply say, “He is Son of Mary” and sweep the rest of the glaring truth under the carpet. If Isa was born to a virgin. Who then was his father? Obviously, His father is Allah, Himself. And that is in fact what Allah wants to convey in Isa’s birth, in accordance to OUR understanding of sex that it takes two to make a baby. Allah is effectively saying here: Isa is greater because He is His Son, and we need to “listen to Him” (Allah’s own Words, attested by Matthew, Mark, and Luke) more than any prophet. The whole point of His virgin birth is to show He is from above. While all the prophets, including John the baptist, and Muhammad are from below.

“When God created man, He did so with divine purpose. Every person was formed according to God’s design, with the very image of God etched into each life. The couple we see in the Garden of Eden were originally made to look like God, to love like God and to live with God. Their sin shattered every semblance of fellowship between themselves and a righteous and holy God. Sin, in fact, made it impossible for them to look like God, love like God and certainly prevented them from ever living with God.” (Don Wilton writes in Decision Devotional, BillyGraham.org)

Adam and Eve loved like Allah. That is, “Adam knew Eve and she conceived” (Genesis). Allah is the perfect original in whose image we are in; whom Isa Al Masih revealed to the world in His incarnation/embodiment; the image characterized by agape love. Therefore, knowing this higher form of love (not the base form, Eros, which is perhaps a characteristic of our fallen selves) we can shed some light on how Isa, son of Allah, was conceived by Virgin Mary. He was then yet to become al-Masih, which took place when He was baptised by John-the-baptist, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him.

“Moses could meditate on the law; Muhammad could brandish a sword; Buddha could give personal counsel; Confucius could offer wise sayings; [Krishna could woo many gopies]; but none of these men was qualified to offer an atonement for the sins of the world…. Christ alone is worthy of unlimited devotion and service” ~ R. C. Sproul, who happens to be a Calvinist & Trinitarian, both doctrines of which we are against.

We reject the Trinity doctrine in toto, simply on the basis of just two verses alone: 1Cor11:3 and John14:28. When Isa says: “I & the Father are one” (John10:30), He is simply using a hyperbole to drive home the point of agreement between the Father & the Son. It is not puppetism aka calvinism! But here are some analogies we commend to you for consideration, that are universal and self-evident, on which we base our logic as to how Isa al Masih is more than a prophet; that He is the very Son of Allah, while all the while, we maintain our monotheistic stand, that there is no God but Allah:

Brother Marqius Dawkins, a dear friend, proposed this analogy for our consideration:

Sun :: Father;
The Light we see :: Son; and
The Warmth we get :: Holy Spirit.

There are biblical analogies as well to support our argument:

Tree trunk :: Father;
Branch :: Son (Isa53:1; Zech4:12); branches :: other sons grafted (Jn15:1-11; Rom11:17-23); and
Sap that flows :: Holy Spirit (Psalms92:14).

Together, One God/Allah. Monotheism.

Therefore our refrain:

Servant Prophet :: hireling.
Servant Son :: owner.

Therefore, Son trumps prophets. ALL.

Allah knew that there would be many erroneous things taught by even good prophets. So He sends His own Son to trump them all!

Why did Isa/Jesus say: “I and the Father are ONE” (Injeel Jn10:30)? Because Isa and the Father are NOT partners, in the sense of two separate entities coming together for one purpose. They are one and the same. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Injeel Jn1:1). With respect to others, Caleb’s head and his arm are one, right? Both, the head and the arm, can claim to be Caleb, without a shadow of doubt. But with respect to each other, arm listens to the head. One serves the other. Now read Isaiah53:1, Ex15:16 & Job40:9 and note that Isa/Jesus is Arm of Abba Akbar.

“Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God [for our sake via virgin Mary], He remains a priest perpetually” (Heb7:3). So juxtapositioning Heb7:3 with Col1:15 and Rev3:14, which do speak of Christ as a first-creation/Firstborn/preeminent-One, we understand that there was then no time & space even for Christ to have a “beginning of days”. Micah5:2 also attests to this fact. But these are only speculations that have little utility in the conduct of man. As Moses says: “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29).

It is because of His rather disadvantageous position, of being Son of Allah/God (which He did claim to be, beyond a shadow of doubt, which is very evident especially in John10:34-36), Isa had to emphasize that He is a son of man, again and again. Isa al-Masih, who descended from above, desires to connect with humanity by declaring Himself, a son of man, as well.

“So this man Jesus looks to Father God and says let me go down there with the mission of pissing these people off, so they will take me and crucify me for all of humanity’s sins?” asks Kelly Raisley. Of course that is in allusion to Isaiah6:8 in reference to Isa/Jesus/Yeshua saying to the Father, “Send me!” Isa died, not because he was suicidal, but to fulfil prophecy, to show the degradation of man; that man would kill such a good man (Acts2:22-24; Rom1:4; Jn10:32), even a lover of [your name here, and that of the rest of mankind], not simply an innocent man. You see, Isa was speaking the Truth, while He did good. But  man generally cannot handle the truth. What’s more, Yeshua/Isa/Jesus did more than sugar-coat the bitter-pill. But crucify Him they did, on false charges of blasphemy, without a trial, in keeping with the degradation of man. They accused Him of equating Himself with Father God/Abba Akbar. What’s more, even the Church, till date, portrays Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ/Yashua HaMashiach as an usurper (Read Phil2:6KJV & Jn5:23NKJV alongside Phil2:6NASB; Jn5:23NASB). Note Jn10:31-39 :

The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? “If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world,You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God‘? “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.”  Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.

You see, the Lord Jesus Christ never claimed to be GOD, to have blasphemed. He was in fact correcting the mobsters, who were impatiently judgmental and trigger-happily concluded that He was equating Himself with God. He told them the truth like it is, that He is the Son of God! If the Church has gone to one extreme of portraying Jesus as equal with God, Muhammad took the Ishmaelites and Muslims to the other extreme saying, that it is blasphemy to say that “Allah took a Son” (Quran 4: 171 & Quran 19:88-92).

It is not about who is right here. I have embraced the Truth that was brought to me by my country’s enemy, namely, the British, because i humbly saw truth in the mouths of my enemy. And Americans jailed me for 6 months on charges of suspected terrorism, in 1993 when the first attempt was made on the World Trade Centre in New York. Paradoxically, Allah showed me the Sept/11/2001 attacks of the WTC in a dream four days ahead of time.

We do proclaim: Abba Akbar! And base it on our own Bible (Jn14:28; 1Cor11:3). Please read this for your further edification on the Mystery of Christ.

"We do acknowledge that the Church had it wrong on the issue of the nature of Christ and on Submission as well. Perhaps for such a time as this? But these false doctrines have become stumbling blocks for the Islamists, keeping them from embracing Christ/al-Masih in the first place. I have addressed these stumbling blocks in my latest book: Five Stumbling Blocks to the Christian Faith.

The protestants threw out the baby out with the bathwater by dismissing submission (imparted works) altogether, as “filthy rags” as well, along with self-righteous works, while rejecting the Roman Catholic church for it’s excesses. But unfortunately Islamists too threw the baby out with the bathwater and rejected Isa al-Masih, while rejecting the overreach of the current Church, in parading Isa al Masih/Jesus Christ as God-the-Son, “co-equal” with the Father/Allah. What is more, with the coming of the King James Version of the Bible, Phil2:6 characterized Christ as an usurper, on par with Lucifer himself. BTW, the KJV is also father to the lie of the so-called “unknown tongues” (1Cor14:2). It just shows their own greed to be at equal-footing with all other peoples of the world. But Allah allowed that.

Allah, the Most High, is pleased to destroy ALL known authority (1Cor15), not by personally descending to the world Himself, but by simply sending His Son/Right-Arm (Isa53:1), who is naturally subservient to Him. This was later followed by sending the Holy Spirit, Allah’s left Arm (Ps98:1), who is with us, in us, and working through us, today.

Navid Haq challenged: “The three Semitic religions have committed incomparable violence on humanity. Their books are full of violent verses. As bad as each other, if not worse. No one has a moral high ground on this. They all in their own way have killed in the name of god. The force above, in essence, does not sanction violence of any kind.”

To which we assert, not without reason: Jesus alone is worthy of wielding the Sword. “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him” (Jn5:22-23). For, “He is Son of Man” (Jn5:27). That is a loaded statement, which deserves a separate article in itself. Enjoy Just Punishment!

Our rebuttal to Navid’s challenge, essentially has this line of reasoning: Every people group (nation) have their opinions (a.k.a. scripture–perfectly logical to them). But God says they are but arseholes in comparison to the Truth. “Opinions are like arseholes – everyone has one and everyone else’s stinks” ~ Clint Eastwood. Blunt, but true, isn’t it? So Allah gives us the Truth in a different form, that does not need a crutch for it to stand. The Truth that we bear is self-evident, requiring no such crutch. Not because there ain’t no truth in the Bible, but because some do not believe it. Allah comes out more stronger with self-evident Truth.

To begin with, we lay out this self-evident Truth, in the following manner, by positing an unbeatable proposition, which if true, gives Christ the prerogative to wield the Sword in the purview of global governance:

“Allah’s-Arm/Word-descends-from-heaven-becomes-flesh-born-of-virgin-lived-died-resurrected”.

That is, as Isa Himself put it, “Greater love has no one than this than for one to lay down his life for his friends” (Jn15). Given that love is the greatest among the big-three: faith, hope and love. It is a “law unto itself”.

Even though love is the greatest, our own love pales in comparison to the Father’s love (Jn3:16). So, not our own love, but putting faith in this sort of love that the Father showed us, instead, is given the premium. Therefore, Jesus says to Thomas who touched & felt Him after He rose from the dead, in full sight of all: “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

So proof & evidence are not premiums as they are made out to be.

Here, we establish the Resurrection of Jesus Christ without such low grade premiums, but with self-evident Truth.

But before we furnish that, here is something for the Islamists, who “kick against the goads”:

In Quran 19, Maryam, verse 33, Isa/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.”

On the other hand, what Quran 4:157 simply says is that you can never kill Jesus permanently–He will rise from the dead!

Notwithstanding, we don’t base our self-evident truth merely on the Quran or the Bible to support our argument.

The Need:

That we are helpless sinners, needing a Savior is self-evident. Even Hindu Vedas, which are far removed from these Semitic faiths, teach that truth.

We posit:

A dead man comes back to life to show that a man need not die if he is clean (Rom1:3-4; cf. Rom6:23; Gen2:17). That a totally innocent man needs to be put to death so that “his blood would be upon us and our children” and then for him to rise again from the dead to show that our sins have been SUCCESSFULLY forgiven IN him, is self-evident, requiring no evidence to defend it really.

That effectively gives Christians, who possess Christ, monopoly on God/Allah/Yahweh/Brahma. And Isa al-Masih/Yahshua Hamashiach/Jesus Christ Himself claims that exclusivity in John14:6. As a Son, He trumps ALL Prophets!

Navid Haq replied: “produce your evidence if your are the truthful”.

“Christian faith is not an irrational leap. Examined objectively, the claims of the Bible are rational propositions well supported by reason and evidence” ~ Chuck Colson.

However, if more signs are offered to demands for proof, truth loses its credibility as it then begins to cater to the wicked, and no longer the faithful/trusting. So Allah does not offer any more evidence to mankind, except what the Son of Man already gave: “To be in the belly of the earth for three days and three nights just as Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights.” This is sufficient for all time. And is sufficient for man as a whole. It is not necessary for Allah to go knocking on each man’s door and reveal Himself to them individually. But graciously, He does that very thing, knocking on many a door of those who would trust this good One. Now, please don’t go looking for faults and stumble upon what is inconsequential. The stumbling blocks are laid there deliberately to actually deceive the proud nitpicker, who evades the weightier matters.

Muhammad brandished a sword. Jesus too brandished a Sword. But see how Isa al-Masih used the sword, in order to show that he can also do something even more greater, namely, to HEAL (an attribute of Allah alone; not even of the great cardiothoracic surgeons of today, who can merely cut & stitch, but have to wait for Allah to heal the patchwork) a ghastly wound made with such a sword (Injeel Luke22:36-38, 47-51).

To the secularists, who broad-brush all religions as evil, like Navid Haq is here doing, we offer this cure:

They are merely a case of a child that has gone astray. They have been inoculated with a dose of “truth” about the existence of God, etc, etc, perhaps even heard about Jesus/Isa, who died for them, and have now become immune to the real thing. That is our basic diagnosis for all secularists AND atheists. They merely want difference for the sake of difference. These kind of people are found plenty in America, but also in many parts of the secular world.

H H Dalai Lama reportedly says, “I am a Buddhist monk. But I am skeptical about the power of prayer. Because if the problems were created by GOD, then he could have solved them. But these problems have been created by us. I think GOD should be looking at us helplessly. We have created these problems and hence we should solve them through actions and not prayers. I believe in prayer and meditation, but I also believe in Karma. Everything comes through actions not through prayer.”

To which we reply with: The word ‘Almighty’ is NOT a misnomer. We have a free-will that sometimes takes us astray, but God is able to correct it and put us back on course. While “Colaboring Prayer” is the only prayer there is, and that salvation is synergistic, and that it pleases God to use & work through His sons in His schemes, it does not however, make a case for prayerless action. God alone is the source of power in the “electric socket”. By Colaboring Prayer we mean: By faith we are merely putting the plug in the socket to get power. The real action is at the “hydro-electric plant”.

Prateek Khatri takes this further and says, “Like Jesus said, we belong in the kingdom of God. We are simply stuck in this material world, cause of our desire to enjoy separately from our father. Our constitutional position is with him in his abode.”

Yes, God does give us free space to enjoy. But “our constitutional position IN HIM” does not negate free enterprise. Because Love offers freedom with some bounds. Otherwise, it is not love.

To the question: “Explain how the ‘Holy Spirit’ led George Bush to murder millions?”

Our answer: George Bush can be likened to Nebuchadnezzar, Allah’s servant, who went up against God’s own people and brought them low, when they sinned. And the black gold (a gift from Allah to the Ishmaelites through Abraham or a temporal prophet’s reward) was taken as plunder.

Rasheed Abdullatif challenged our assurance of salvation, saying: “They put their souls on the gamble of the human sacrifice of an innocent man? Kinda sounds like the stories of people throwing virgins in volcanoes to impress their god. How pagan?!”

We have this simple rebuttal for such a challenge:

For Allah to be most merciful, should He simply wink at our sin and allow us into paradise by the backdoor? Just ponder over that for a minute. For instance, if He simply forgives a murderer, who was not caught on earth by the governing bodies, won’t He be an unjust God? Yes, absolutely! But when Allah Himself provides the sacrifice and pays the penalty for our sins, then He is really the “most-merciful”  (Quran 24:22). Don’t you think? Indeed! Even though that sacrificial gift is available to all men, only those who would avail that gift, will get to have it. The Good, Faithful & Humble, do, in fact, recognize their helplessness in approaching Allah, 100% clean. For the past two thousand years they have been seeing in Isa, a good Savior, who loved them so much that He laid down His life for them, and they did crucify Him, and He did die on our behalf, and He did rise from the dead. They do avail the gift, naturally, if in fact they are humble. Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality” (Acts 10:34). We do receive this kind of epiphanies, whenever we call on Allah/God/Yahweh. Timothy Keller affirms this point by saying, “Accepting the gift of Jesus Christ requires humility because you’re admitting that you can’t save yourself by your own means.” God/Allah is not capricious as the Calvinists & Islamists believe, giving mercy to whom He wills, arbitrarily.

Now, the cross to them has taken on a new meaning than a mere idol. On the cross, the love of Allah, the justice of Allah, and the mercy of Allah, meet. That, my friend, is being most-merciful! Timothy Keller explains Rom8:1-3 saying, “Because of the cross, God can be both just towards sin and yet mercifully justifying to sinners”.

Rasheed Abdullatif contends: “You Caleb, you know Allah is god. You wanna put your soul on human sacrifice of an innocent and then you celebrate his suffering and your salvation by ritually drinking his blood and eating his flesh?”

Our reply simply is: We regularly take part in the “Communion” to show and remember for our own purification. That is, by telling ourselves after self-examination, that it was for these present sins of ours (if any), by commission or by omission, it cost Him his life. Judas Iscariot, Sanhedrin, Romans were mere instruments in Allah’s hand to orchestrate His plan. Thus, with the Communion, Isa Al Masih cognitively engineers our holiness, and ultimately, our divinity.

Shafiu Yusuf, a dear friend with perseverance, though he blasphemed the Holy Spirit in me, saying that i am possessed by the devil, says: “[These teachings are] quite different to Jesus’ teachings on earth. Caleb, you are wasting your precious time instead of utilizing it for good deeds.”

Our reply: Our physical feet are locked by your country’s governments with sword, AK47s, and barricades to light. As for us, we shall relentlessly offer you the eternal-life-giving-food-and-drink (the Good News). You mistake us for the enemy for telling you the Truth. But “blessed are the feet (let alone the person) that bring good tidings.” Yes! There is such a thing as Eternal Life. Like Bro. Bakht Singh, who went before us, i would trade everything i have for this simple life of only telling all peoples of all nations about this Good News (Gospel) even if it means wearing sandals like these AND facing death. Now, we come running to you through this medium of FB & blogs with this Gospel అమృతం الإكسير

Was Isa al-Masih speaking of these persecuting, virtually Jihadi countries when He said this: “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

Rasheed Abdullatif: “Your Christianity has enslaved and wiped out entire civilizations wherever it goes; there is great pain to the people.”

Our reply: It is needed pain, perhaps. As i had. When the Holy Spirit entered me, i was filthy. But He was gracious enough to enter therein. And fire of the Holy Spirit burnt away all the filth. I was refined as gold is refined in fire. It was not easy. I almost committed suicide. He does not come to abide without our permission. When you do exalt Allah’s al-Mashi, then the Holy Spirit, almost automatically, does to you what you NEED, which may or may not be what you WANT at that time. He knows your need more than you do yourself.

Allah gives grace to the humble, but is against the proud (1Peter5:5; James4:6). Which is the case with Islamists,  who come at you with self-righteous pride, boasting about their externalities of do’s and don’ts, cleaning the outside of the cup without cleaning the inside.

Here is a Softpill for the disease of self-righteousness:

For Islamists especially, whose basic disease is self-righteousness, this is our softpill preparation:

Allah is holy in that He is altogether beautiful and perfect. He will not allow anything unclean to enter into His presence. Sin is like poison. Take for instance, a glass of pure drinking water. Before giving it to you to drink, suppose I showed you a speck of cyanide and added that into the glass. Even though 99.99 percent is pure drinking water, would you drink it? Any person in his normal senses would not drink it. The same is true about Allah also. If we harbour the guilt of even one sin, we are ineligible to enter into the presence of the most holy Allah. Now that should humble us. C.S. Lewis says about this, “Prostitutes are in no danger of finding life so satisfactory that they can’t turn to God: the proud & self-righteous are in that danger.” Islamists, just like their counterparts, the Pharisees, rely on their own good deeds, boasting, when they ought to avail the provision of Allah Himself. They try to go by the letter and fail. But we go by the spirit of the letter and succeed. Jesus taught us this in the Sermon on the Mount. Now, you too, Be Born Again and become 100% clean.

However, our evangelism is two-edged: a sale to the humble, and an anti-sale to the proud. A case in point is Pharaoh, whose heart Allah hardened because of his pride. More and more. Sometimes even, doubly doomed, as Pastor John Piper puts it: “Not only don’t we want to treasure anyone above ourselves, we also don’t deserve that privilege.” That is, Humility, the very remedy itself, gets far removed from us.

The banner everywhere for “Spreading Islam” appears to be more or less what is stated on this group’s banner: “They insult our prophet with the things that they say”.

Have they got anything else better to say, something positive maybe, other than to rouse hatred? They show themselves to be very pious but why those cold-blooded murderous thoughts, evident in that highlighted quote?

The presiding fascistic dictator is evident in Islam. It seems, it is the very spirit of the anti-Christ. Otherwise, who would craft a lie (using sure truths like the virgin birth as bait) so well that he redirects entire nations away from someone as good as the Lord Jesus Christ, who even laid down His very life for them? And not only that, who would be so afraid of the light that he puts up barricades everywhere for its entry, and fascistically crushes all opposition, snuffing out any man, woman and child emitting even a semblance of that light? A light who not only laid down His life for them but even today offers them a TASTE, even A-TRY-OUT to see for themselves if He, through His Holy Spirit, now present in the world today, is indeed as good as they say He is!

You cannot go wrong with Jesus, my dear Muslim, you who have innocent blood on your hands. For you have already committed murder even with such thoughts, displayed in bold on banners.

Yes, we run to you with open arms to offer you as great a gift as అమృతం (الإكسير), the eternal-life-giving-food-and-drink, the Gospel (Quran 3:3; John1:1,14; 6:26-58). And while doing so, as it is written, “for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But it is worth it! For, it is you who glorify us in the slaughter, as the Jews did Jesus. But mind you, we are not like those suicide bombers, who lay down their lives out of pure zeal and self-interest with the express purpose of glorifying themselves and to garner some attention for their supposedly righteous community, without having any foundation on the truth, let alone any love for their enemy.

But as i said earlier, all things work together for the good of those who love Father God/Allah/Yahweh, keeping the self-evident Truth of 1Jn4:20 in mind. Perhaps, Islam and Judaism are testimonies of the existence of the Father of Isa al-Masih Himself. Perhaps even Muhammad, after all, has a role for such a time as this!

Thus says the Holy Spirit just now through Matt Paulson:

“IF YOU ARE JEW or MUSLIM YOU ARE NOT SAVED but JESUS SAYS YOU ARE NOT FAR FROM THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!! Injeel Mark 12:29-34 NKJV”

Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” So the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He. And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” But after that no one dared question Him.”

CONFESSION or DECLARATION or SHAHADAH is NOT ENOUGH!! You need Jesus and the Good News!” And this you have shown yourselves, not to have. “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1Jn5:12).

As of December 9, 2013, Nigeria, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the Central African Republic: “the Muslim persecution of Christians has attained global proportions” writes Robert Spencer, “while the world wrings its hands over ‘Islamophobia’.” If all this news pouring in, is true, then Hitler is an angel before Muhammad, who is the principal perpetrator of all these crimes, and that too in the name of Allah/God/Yahweh.

“No doubt that Christian was telling the truth when he said of those militant Muslim “They are slaughtering us like chickens.” For violent and murderous book of evil, the Quran teaches in Sura 47:4 “Whenever you encounter the unbelievers strike off their heads until you make a great slaughter among them…” This is just one verse in many in the Quran that instruct Muslim to engage in violence and killing. Nevertheless there are still, in spite of the facts, some apologists for Islam who claim the Islam is a “peaceful religion.” These people need to get real and wake up to the reality of the truth. For the teaching of the Quran as well as other written works of Islam and the actions of many Muslims themselves who base their murderous violence on the Quran have shown the world that Islam is a death cult.”

As for this ass-kisser and other secularists & atheists, aren’t they in for a surprise? For, they put the victim and the victimizer in the same bucket, emboldened by voluminous theological crap of the Calvinist-Trinitarian “authorities”, and keeping the whole world in the anarchic limbo it is in today.  Woe unto me if i don’t deal with them accordingly when we come in our glory.

May God open your eyes to behold true love: Agape Justice! (On 9th December 2013 A.D.: “Son of David” — Jer23:5-6; Isa9:6-7; 11:1-10NIV)

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   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , , ,

The Washington Post proposal on this subject has surely opened a can of worms.

As a teacher, who will be judged more severely, i take upon this subject with fear and trembling. The following analysis is just to begin the discussion and should not be construed as definitive.

A partner is either a blessing or a lesson in a person’s life that God has placed. A blessing is an encouragement to continue while a lesson is suggestive of a termination.

The crime of disrespect/lack of love may not be grounds for capital punishment as some expect to happen. God gives a second chance as He does with teeth.

Women lose their virginity after the wedding and will be the losing partners in the non-renewal of wedleases. Women will also be the bigger losers as they will not possess the graces that they once did. Shame is the intensely painful feeling they would have of believing they are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging. Therefore, a divorce rather than the convenience of a wedlease seems more appropriate.

But divorce has become something of a stigma among churchgoers, so much so that the wronged party–the victim–is seen as the evil one and demonized when they ask for a divorce. Verses like “‘I hate divorce,’ says the Lord,” are invoked. And the married life, if there is one at all, goes on as a bondage rather than as a blessing.

People’s character changes and some take wedlock as a license to sin as do many a Calvinist, who believes once-saved-is-always-saved.

The relationship between a husband and his wife is likened to the relationship Christ has with His Church (Eph5:23-33). Dr. John Piper agrees that God sets aside corporate election of Israel for the sake of the election of individuals from around the world, is after the fact. What this means to a marital relationship is that there is no such thing as permanence or unconditional love. Eternal security exists only as long as the fish remains in water.

Is it not a good testimony when people renew their vows like Ram & Sita upon the expiry of a wedlease that maybe in place? Opportunity should be given to good couples to stand out in the midst of darkness. But we are not to create darkness for darkness sake. The context of an expired wedlease could exist for the renewal of vows to have any import or meaning. With a renewed wedlease, a marriage has the groundswell for happiness.

“What God has joined together, let no man separate,” holds true. But the prerogative for marriage, divorce or the establishment of a workable wedlease is with Christ, whom the Church possesses.

Children are not a side to the whole issue. Women are actually saved through childbearing (1Tim2:15). As for men, they should take responsibility for the children and not shrug from it. At this point, it seems to me that divorce, however smearing it maybe to one’s character, is the only viable instrument that society can afford to have. The Arminian freewill of renewing vows–if not a wedlease–in the context of a possible divorce, would be the only demonstration and assertion of love on the part of the husband, and respect on the part of the wife.

31
Jul

Co-laboring Prayer — The Heard Prayer

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

“In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety” (Hebrews 5:7).

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a RIGHTEOUS man can accomplish much” (James 5:16).

 

Piety should not be merely for the sake of piety. Prayer must of necessity be true dependence on God for things you cannot handle yourself (not for help with decisions such as going to a barber or not). Being faithful in little things, means just that — faithfully executing the given work, not take the work back to God for execution. As foolish as it sounds, this is exactly what people are doing.

This statement on Prayer was simply a general statement about the bigger problem in our churches, who claim privilege merely because they are conduits/priests to God and nothing more. Some even claim to be self-declared ‘lords’ of some groups, thinking everyone is making prayer requests to them, the lords, and not to the Lord of Lords. It is that very same conceit that i am against.

They claim to be very pious, saying, “Prayer, Prayer” or “Namaaz, Namaaz” (aka “Lord, Lord” – Matt7:21) but inside they are ravenous wolves. As for you, brethren, do not be like them. Be pure. Without conceit.

Now consider: The resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is central to the salvation of mankind. Most of us think that our Lord rose from the dead because He was God. But that negates the perfect sacrifice He offered in the capacity of being incarnate and man alone. Luke a Physician, in chapter 11 verse 20, took care to mention that the miracles that Jesus performed were, so to speak, “by the finger of God” and thus not Jesus’ own doing. John also quotes Jesus as saying that He did not do or say anything on His own initiative but by the Father (John 8:26-29; 12:49). And Jesus always told His believers that their faith has made them well, implying that it was not His doing alone. As for the miracle of all miracles, Hebrews 5:7 above reveals the secret of how Jesus Himself rose from the dead. The Life Application Study Bible has this comment on the verse: “Have you ever felt that God didn’t hear your prayers? Be sure you are praying with reverent submission (piety), willing to do what God wants. God responds to His obedient children.” Thus says the Holy Spirit through Billy Graham, “What you are, speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” So piety it is…religion it is…self-will bowed to God’s will it is…love and serve the least of His brethren it is…for God to hear and answer our prayers.

Christ offered intercessory prayers on our behalf along with a love and service to us—His brethren—to the extent of dying for us. In other words, He did not simply pray for our redemption but “He entered the most holy place …with His own blood” (Heb 9:12). The Amen came from the earthquake after He said, “Father into Your hands I commit my Spirit.”

While Christ offered once to bear the sins of many, it is not without reason that John tells us that our love for our brethren should be to such an extent that if necessary we too should lay down our lives for them (Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:16). Alas, what kind of faith do we see today? Let alone lay down our lives for our brethren, we have nothing except the one talent of Word to serve them with, as we pray for their various needs. Our prayers are similar to how James puts it: “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but we do nothing about their physical needs.

The Model Prayer that the Lord taught us is a kind of prayer that does not let us off the hook like how ordinary prayers do. It is really an introspective prayer that ushers us to love and co-labor with God and neighbor so that we become one.

We may find that as we pray, the answer lies within us. We may realize that we are the answer to those prayers. You maybe a lawyer, a businessman, a carpenter, an engineer, or a good cook who can invite the people who requested prayer, to your house—or if you are a company, to your board meeting—to find solutions to the questions raised during prayer.

Jesus says that if we have done good to the least of His brethren, it is the same as doing good to Him itself. James sheds light by saying that if we know the good that we ought to do and do not do it, we sin (James4:17). And Paul warns that the wages of sin is death. If religion you say is not in the vision of the Lord, it is perhaps you have not understood Him at all.

The word ‘Almighty’ is NOT a misnomer. We have a freewill that sometimes takes us astray, but God is able to correct it and put us back in course. While colaboring prayer is the only prayer there is, and that salvation is synergistic, and that it pleases God to use & work through His sons in His schemes, a case for prayerless action cannot be made. God alone is the source of power in the “electric socket”. By Colaboring Prayer we mean: By faith we are merely putting the plug in the socket to get power, while helping ourselves with goods & services. But the real good is the “hydro-electric plant”.

As for how we “pray without ceasing” (1Thess5:17), Brian Pruitt has this to say:

“There is no point except self-centered purpose in telling God our needs, or reminding Him of His needs – no matter how noble, so He might give them. He already knows and He does.

Instead, if we live consciously we will have what is needed, our attitude and thinking will be virtuous as needed, all in fulfillment of His vision – not ours, without so much as asking.”

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13
Jul

Present sufferings — a mere shot in the arm

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Our God is indeed a god of prosperity. If he isn’t then he ain’t god. Simply encourage people to have an eternal perspective, then all things will fall in line. It is sufficient to quote these five portions, paraphrased for clarity:

Matthew 16:26 – “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” will first of all procure salvation for those enslaved by mammon.

Matthew 6:19-24 – “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The lamp of the body is the eye [which can see beyond the grave]. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”

Matthew 6:6 – But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet (the afterlife), and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Romans 8:18 – For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Romans 2:6-8 – He will render to each one according to his works:  to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;  but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

But woe unto those who soft-pedal God’s justice and have turned Christianity into a yes-man!

Read a related article: Just Punishment.

27
Jun

Strange Fire: Biblical Inerrancy

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

We posit:

Scripture is infallible (but not inerrant) in that it is able to accomplish the thing for which it is intended (Isaiah55:11).

Inerrancy says, “No error in scripture.” Infallibility says, “God’s errors are more potent than man’s best strength.” Therefore it is written:

“For what seems to be God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and what seems to be God’s weakness is stronger than human strength” (1Cor1:25).

Bible is a picture of the dealings of a perfect God with imperfect men. To say it is “inerrant” is like saying, man is perfect. Suffice to say a portion is greater light. But not inerrant.

By ‘Scripture’ we mean the meaning of the inspired Word and not the translated word, containing translation errors. By this we are NOT denying whatever the scripture affirms is true.

If those who claim inerrancy in the original, why aren’t they also furnishing an inerrant translation of the same? Because it is another one of those cop-outs!

There is no scriptural basis for inerrancy. But there is for infallibility–Isa55:11. Scripture supposedly for inerrancy is John 17:17 (Your Word is truth). But Jesus says: “Earth and sky will pass away, but it is certain that My words (not the entire Bible) will not pass away” (Mt24:35 Weymouth New Testament).

You might question: How can something infallible have the potential for error?

The Law is perfect but weak as it were through the flesh (Rom8:1-3). If God is Almighty (omnipotent/infallible), he can fix things caused due to any errors that have crept in due to flesh.  But Gen6 is another matter where God is said to have “goofed”? It is not that God is prone to error! It was man, who was given the freewill that goofed and got what he deserved.

Why did God have to “regret” (Gen6) if He is inerrant, in His supposed hypostatic union with man, who is under His sovereignty and control? Answer: There isn’t any hypostatic union, which precludes better management by local lords/gods. God has granted some degree of laissez faire within some set boundaries to show that He trusts man. For the sake of His love He gives us freewill to some degree.

A small digression to God’s supposed omniscience is essential here. It is said of Jeremiah: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” (Jeremiah 1:5). But that’s not the case for all because he has to be just to all even as He gives freewill to all, which means He does not know all except those who rent their hearts like David of old, to His searching eyes, which explains Rom8:29 as God being one, who foreknows only those who rent their hearts whom He later predestines. God can be omniscient if He so chooses, but since He is omnipotent, He chooses not to know your heart unless you rent your heart. Sodom & Gomorrah too is about God’s omnipotence (sovereignty) and our freewill in display together. Luke 12:2-3 says, “But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops.” This tells you that His knowledge is effectively complete–no circumstance can be hidden from Him; there is no motive or thought process that He CANNOT discern. But that does not mean He will encroach into your privacy. He has placed boundaries for man. Only when we cross those boundaries, He exercises His omnipotence and corrects anything when strayed. Because He is omnipotent, He has no need to be omniscient, let alone be inerrant. This means that indeed we have freewill. We are not puppets or automatons. What that means to His Word is stated at the beginning: God’s errors are more potent than man’s best strength.

We may have been in the image of our federal head, the fallen Adam at one time. But we now wear, as it were, Christ in our new-creation. So it is not idolatry to envision the image of God, which is Love (1Jn4:8) and then derive from that, what His thoughts and plans may be and manage accordingly as local lords and gods with some degree of laissez faire policy by the Father. Therefore He says: “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Listen to HIM.” And moreover, He entrusts all judgment to Him (Jn5:27) just as the Son entrusts some to us as He lets us be seated on His own throne (Rev).

You may ask: Isn’t Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever as per Hebrews13:8 (immutable)?  That isn’t true because the disciples saw him as a fully human but fully possessing the Holy Spirit when he walked the earth. A better understanding of Heb13:8 would be: He remains as LOVE.

Adam is also son of God (Luke). So there is a difference between Son-of-God and God-the-Son, as the Jehovah Witnesses–of whom i am not ashamed–teach us. He is the legitimate begotten TRUE Son of God–the Logos without any corruption and becoming flesh.

Now, 1Jn4:1-6 is about what it takes to be an anti-Christ, namely to deny that “Christ came in the flesh”, which means to deny that He is man only. To prop Him up by saying equal-to-God or God-the-Son, is effectively following the sin of Uzzah or Lucifer himself.

The Lord Jesus Christ has the possession of 100% God in Himself (Colossians 2:9) and He Himself, the Arm (Isa53:1), has become 100% man ONLY. This is the correct hypostasis. Check out my other blog post on The Mystery of Christ: Revealed!

Jason Massey poses an important question: how much of the black and white text do we honour over Truth (Logos having become flesh)?

But greatly, Bro. Bakht Singh has said: “Even if it is written in the Bible that a whale lived in the stomach of Jonah, i will believe it.”

“I think we are forgetting that as the second Adam, he was a son of God as the first was. And through Him, man is restored back to their relationship with the Father.” (Jason Massey)

Tradition has indeed outweighed the Word of God over Truth itself. But we must never forget that the best canon we have is the Bible, which is sufficient for salvation. Let’s not place another yoke on people that we ourselves have not been able to bear. Confer with the Judgements of the First Christian Council at Jerusalem (Acts).

A useful verse to know if some forth-telling by someone is of the Lord is to see if it aligns with “the Testimony and the Law” (Isaiah8:20). And test his spirit (1Jn4:1-6) whether it is of the Lord.

But let’s not discount the fact that the tradition of “Jesus being God Himself” was useful insofar as to enable the breakdown of all of idols as per 1Cor15:24.

As for Isaiah 9:6, it was fulfilled during the time of the first Church itself when Thomas called (Heb: וַיִּקְרָ֨א) Him, “My Lord, My God” (John).

When David tried to build a temple, God said, “heaven is my throne and earth is my footstool, are you going to contain me in a man-made temple?” but He approved of David anyway. God was only testing to see the heart of David. For, God is not limited by space and time. “All things are possible with God” (Mt19). Today we know from Moore’s law that an increasing amount of information can be contained in a chip.

That we who are recipients of the sap/Word/Spirit directly from God is proof that we too are gods (Jn10:35). But according to 1Cor11:3 and 1Cor12:28 there is an orderly relationship among the gods. This also speaks of the epitome of the revelation that came through Jesus Christ.

Jason Massey says: “The fact that this brother was called into question showed a spirit of error. Why was he not received? Could we not see the Spirit of the Truth. Yes, Christ said to the Pharisees, Scribes and lawyers that the scripture cannot be broken, true (infallible) but you do err not knowing the scriptures therefore it is not ‘inerrant’. The scriptures are not without error. The truth: even the law is spiritual. The text itself may have flaws, especially when compared to it’s original language”!

Like Uzzah, let’s not try to prop up the Truth, saying it is without error, when in fact we do see that there are errors. Let’s speak the Truth like it is. If there is error let us not shy away from acknowledging it. You don’t need to protect scripture or prop it as if it is going to lose its balance and fall to the ground. As i said it earlier: Infallibility is more potent than Inerrancy, which is a newly invented theory. “Will the Lord find faith when He returns” is a refrain we must contemplate.

Theologians who propose the theory of Inerrancy use the word Scriptures to refer to the very original script; in the original languages. It’s the meaning, they say, of the Scripture that is inspired and not the print, for, it’s impossible to translate void of error. They assert that inspired scriptures were given by divine authority and quote 2 Timothy 3:16, and say that God does not make mistakes.

But the truth is that the one who says there is no error in scripture even in its meaning, has not read the scripture.

Of course, when Jesus said, “Blessed is the one who does not stumble/take offense on account of Me (Truth)”, it is not because He makes mistakes, but because we make mistakes in understanding, scribing and hearing. But the fact that it is written in Romans9:33 saying:

 “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, and he who believes in Him will not be disappointed.”

goes to prove that there are stumbling blocks (errors) right in scripture that throw a person off if he is the nitpicking self-righteous type. So effectively, Jesus’ statement in Matthew5:18 is true, and scripture is infact inerrant, if you look at it that way (Edited by Caleb on March 14, 2014).

There are four versions of the Gospel, not one version, for a good reason. This alone strikes down the argument for inerrancy even in the original language. It is these later so-called “learned people/theologians” who know little but want to be seen as ones exalting the Word who make the blunder of propping it up. What happened to Uzzah is something for us today to reckon with. When a person of faith is in search of truth we should not put a stumbling block before him, such as one like Inerrancy, which will make him dismiss all scripture outright when he does find some errors.

The problem with the doctrine of the Inerrancy of Scripture is that it pits every writer of scripture with the Son of God Himself, who is the epitome of Truth. Therefore, it is not coincidental that some good bibles intone the truth and have Jesus’ Words in red.

The Glorified Lord has retained His Limbs with the nail prints. God Eternal is in a fleshly body. That is not a paradox. Jesus is currently Man-Almighty seated at the right hand of God. God is spirit (Jn4:24). So we cannot say something which is not spirit is God. The resurrected Jesus Himself said: “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have” (Luke 24:39).

What’s to be understood is that God need not “change Himself even after taking the Human (Finite) form because Man was already made in the image of God and human nature (originally given) is compatible with God’s nature” as Prakash Gantela, rightly observed.

That is why i said: Jesus is currently Man-Almighty seated at the right hand side of God.

Scripture is infallible as a whole because the revelation is dynamic. “Due to post-Babel corruption of the flesh” (as Bro. Jawahar Peter put it), it is overcome with later revelations, where the epitome of that revelation is the Lord Jesus Christ, whose Words are therefore in Red, not without reason. So if you take some verses by some authors, they do have error but only an error that does not render the ark fallible or out of balance that supposedly needs to be propped up.

Bitter Pill: “Opinions are like arseholes – everyone has one and everyone else’s stinks” ~ Clint Eastwood.

Past, present and future versions of truth, except that of the Lord Jesus Christ’s own Words, may have some minor errors. But for anything to be considered part of the canon it must align with the scripture that Jesus kept, that enabled Him to stay holy and rise from the dead. A dead man comes back to life to show that a man need not die if he is clean (Rom1:3-4; cf. Rom6:23; Gen2:17). That a totally innocent man needs to be put to death so that “his blood would be upon us and our children” and then for him to rise again from the dead to show that our sins have indeed been forgiven IN him, is self-evident, requiring no evidence to defend it. Therefore, for something or someone to be part of scripture, they must be aligned “to the law and to the testimony, if they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn” (Isa8:20).

Therefore, since we are discussing inerrancy/infallibility of scripture, the “YouVersion” of the Bible is condemned outright.

BTW, i don’t claim this particular post is inerrant.

Conclusion

Saying, “Scripture is Inerrant” is offering, strange fire!  We have made an attempt at the Word & of the Word becoming flesh in one post. We assert that the meaning of text itself in isolation from the epitome can be in error. A good version of Truth shows intonation, giving due respect to whom due. Therefore, a targum of the whole, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself (Jn14:6), is the tree of life.

Excellent Related articles: ‘Inerrancy’ is not a victimless crime

7
Jun

Cry of God’s heart today

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , ,

It is indeed the cry of God’s heart today.  It is the tears of the saints. That part of Christ that remains on earth is still sacrificing for the sinner (Colossians 1:24).

The Lord spoke to me just now through the following scripture portion and affirmed once again that the Great Commission is our primary Agape Justice (Mercy) Ministry:

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. “When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. “But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made. “So the slave fell to the ground and prostrated himself before him, saying, `Have patience with me and I will repay you everything.’ “And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt. “But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, `Pay back what you owe.’ “So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, `Have patience with me and I will repay you.’ “But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed. “So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened. “Then summoning him, his lord said to him, `You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. `Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?’ “And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. “My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”

We need to reach the kind of people, who may not qualify to be the bait for milking $$$. For, there are many doing so for that very reason. People are multiplying faster than the Good News is delivered. Also, Carl Henry says, it is not a good news if it is not delivered in time. As you can see the task is overwhelming. This goes to show that we need to organize ourselves as One so that we can think as one and do the Great Commission without redundancy. We need both air support (macroscopic evangelists) and ground troops (door-to-door ministers) if we are going to win in this battle for the souls of men. Please consider joining, supporting or sending someone to Agape TiE® Ecumenical Tech-Mission to form dBride.ME — a GOD’S-WILL-DRIVEN church, 24×7.

5
Jun

Real Yoga

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , , ,

The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’, which means: the act of being yoked, harnessed, joined, attached to God and come under His rule.

Jesus to Father God: I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.

All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” – Matthew11:25-30.

You can be yoked by anyone or anything. There are hard yokes (some of them of total control), then there is a Easy Yoke of Freewill (Matt11:29). The former ones are a shadow of what is to come. The later is the real. Which yoke are you carrying today?

Read and understand that with the former yoke, you get possessed by and lose control of yourself, sometimes even unawares, but with the later yoke you “take” it upon yourself and you do God’s bidding voluntarily.

Bro. Peter Daniel brought an important verse to light and wrote:

‘Yoga is to empty the mind and do the exercise. Please refer to Matt 12:43-45–“When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first. That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”‘

When you empty your mind through the practice of conventional yoga, even evil spirits can yoke you and control you, unawares. But it is Christ alone whose yoke you take upon yourself, voluntarily. That is why i believe in Arminianism (which is about freewill), and NOT in Calvinism, which reduces us to puppets.

Prayer is not only the right posture before God but primarily the right attitude before Him. That is why in Christian culture (for there is such a thing) it is right to kneel before God than to merely sit down. The former speaks of humility before God, and the later, of pride. You know them by their fruit.

If someone obtained something through the back door, then that something is of no value (like black money). It is but rubbish and will soon be discarded, just as the children of Israel discarded even gold & silver as well as man, woman and beast belonging to the Canaanites.

When we embrace the things of the devil/enemies, we become weak before them and are defeated (Joshua 6 & 7).

The only way you can redeem something is when you throw it in the dustbin. It has to die first in order to be raised! But redeeming Yoga itself is like whitewashing tombs with dead men’s bones.

You cannot redeem something that cannot be redeemed. “Yoga is dead,” as Bro. Sujay Thomas alluded, “Jesus has already given and continues to give through simple prayer what Yoga promises to the proud, but can never deliver.” The desire itself of getting yoked under God is good and can be redeemed. It is far better than those who do not want to have, One Nation Under God.

Someone may suggest Ps46:10–“Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth”–and use that to support their argument for redeeming yoga.

I can see how “cease striving” of Ps 46:10 is related to Yoga. In prayer, being yoked by Christ, we do cease from striving (trying to attain moksha by self righteousness) by depending on the Holy Spirit who counsels us to do or not to do something (imparted righteousness after imputed righteousness of faith in the work of Christ).

But the lure for Christians to “accept” and “redeem the practice of yoga” can be a die-hard one indeed. The easy route is the truth of the revealed will of God, which is found in the scriptures–the Bible. While we should not outright broad-brush everything like many preachers do, to their own loss, we need to understand the culture we live in and should show yogis the superiority of Jesus, the Good News and everything the easy yoke is about. But let’s not place the heavy yoke of the law of Hindus or Buddhists or Mormons when man has tested these yokes and found them wanting, not just for ease but also for being merely home-made faiths. Jesus came to lift, not just the yoke of the Law of Moses, but every other yoke out there. He gave us the easy one to carry, so that we can let go of all other hard ones. The First Christian Council of Jerusalem, did likewise (Acts15:1-29).

To practice Yoga, in general, is to take upon oneself the yoke of God by means of many asanas/postures. It is the right desire, but the wrong means. You cannot attain to God. To even think we can, is a sin of arrogance. It is He who comes down to us, dead and blind as we are. Simple child-like Prayer of faith/trust/belief, is the right means. And the Yogasana, if you will, is kneeling down. Burdens are truly lifted away in prayer, when we pray, as prescribed by the great physician through His own example (Luke22:41).

Bro. John George correctly pointed out: “So, yoga is not about mental gymnastics. It has a clear purpose of union with the divine. What Yoga promises to deliver is that through the practice of Yoga, the practitioner will be united with God. If that be true, I wonder if Christ died in vain.”

If we want to redeem yogis, we need to affirm this Truth:

Moksha is theoretically possible but practically impossible through Samsara but after Jesus came, He gives it to us on a platter without having to go through the cycle.

Now Hindus believe in Pantheism, that everything is God. So the yoga philosophy may seem as making no distinction between man and God. Pantheism actually affirms the omnipresence of the Holy Spirit. It is wrong only in degree. For the Holy Spirit does not come and reside in the gutters of sinful hearts. Satan is a deceiver who gives half truths and deceives gullible people. He takes what is holy and corrupts it with lies. We are actually playing into Satan’s ploy when we broad-brush the whole concept of pantheism–trying to reach for the moon but ending up going nowhere. Give everything their due. As for self-worship of looking inward, it may seem very good at first glance as it is of the Holy Spirit to do so who comes to indwell us to purify us. 1Cor11:23-34 is all about this introspection. Again, Satan’s ploy is to deceive in the same way, as i said earlier, with half-truths. Self-worship is deceptive. But self-examination is more accurate.

We are to imitate Jesus, who is inclusive of sinners (even yogis, who pride themselves of reaching out to God, the creator of the universe) and yet reject their sin. Dear fellow Indians, let’s acknowledge our poverty and not carry this baggage from our past. When we are even rejecting the very law of Moses on which the Law of Christ/Love is founded, why are we finding it so hard to consider everything as “dung” compared to the knowledge of Jesus Christ?

Mind you, i am not saying the Law of Moses is not perfect. It is weak through the flesh (Rom8:1-3). However, it is this very same Law, which was validated by the rising of Jesus from the dead who kept it.  It is this Law, which needs to be surpassed by Christians (Matt5:20) even as they carry the easy yoke, namely, the Law of Love, particularly of hearing & doing His will.

Why then is there such a proliferation of the false Yoga even among Christians? People do things just for the sake of difference.

It boils down to this: It is the simple lack of humility to enter through the narrow gate. It strikes at the very heart and basic understanding of what it means to be Born Again, that has been misconceived by many. Check out this article and let us get our basics right first: Be Born Again.

But there is a Big Sort going on. So, know this: Real blessedness is not in genealogy but in true yogic spirituality, which is your identity in the Ascended One, who is unseen, not in the Descended One, who is seen (cf. Jn20:29). “For what is seen is temporal, but what is unseen is eternal” ~ Apostle Paul.

In conclusion, people must abandon reaching for their nose by the convoluted way and consider the scripture from Romans 10:5-10:

For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law (such as the old way of Yogasana) shall live by that righteousness [if at all possible]. But the [poor man’s] righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down), or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

You see, salvation is from the Lord! It is by grace through faith that we are saved; not of works so that no one can boast (Eph2:8-9).

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Jesus ordained that a marriage is between one wife and one husband (Matthew 19:5-6). But today i believe that the Holy Spirit is ordaining Polygyny in view of the following:

The Tower of Babel, which Nimrod tried to get all people to build was made of bricks. Whereas God told us to build houses made of stones. The difference between stones and bricks is that stones are unique in shape while bricks are similar.

For one thing, not all marriages are similar like bricks. Would it be outlandish to suggest that a viable solution for high rates of divorces, female infanticide, same sex marriages and dowry deaths is: legalizing polygyny?

Not only are we unique as individuals like stones but we ought to be in unique kinds of marriages in view of our individual uniqueness. Only then that family entity will no longer be a brick but will have all the uniqueness of a stone.

From my perspective of the matrimonial market, specifically in reference to the supply & demand  for brides and bridegrooms, i am led to believe that if we legalize polygyny (not polygamy) most societal problems will be solved including the high rate of divorces, usurpation, dowry deaths, homosexuality (lack of ordained sexuality) and female infanticide, to name a few. Since the Church apparently did not have a valid mandate from God for polygyny, it struck it down and incriminated anyone found espousing it.

In support of my argument, Jacob had two wives. And the Bible calls God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. “Woman is the glory of man” (1 Corinthians 11:7b). “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory” (1 Corinthians 15:41).

The Church originally interpreted 1 Cor 15:41 saying that the sun is like the husband, the moon the wife, and the stars the children. But as we know today, the earth is not the center of the solar system let alone the center of the universe. Perhaps it is the home of man but it stops there. It is not the home of the Son of God. The sun should be viewed as being analogous to a true home for Christians because we are in the world but not of it. Then planets become wives and their satellites become children.

But women really want their husbands to be totally devoted to them. Therefore, upright husbands, who love the wife of their youth, will choose to NOT avail the provisions of the law to have more than one wife.

Whether this sort of order will turn out to be oppressive on righteous women is something Muslim women, who lived in a generally accepted polygyny culture, can tell us.

The law can also set a quota for polyandry in order to keep oppression low.

India stands at the crossroads of so-called, ‘modernity’ and ‘fundamentalism.’ The spirit of the government of India was willing to contribute to the debate as we try and offer solutions to problems that plague India in particular. Not equality but the question of ‘dignity’ of woman weighs in favor of a marriage between one wife and one husband (Matthew 19:5-6). When we raise the status of woman, automatically the demand for brides too will rise. But their role must remain that of second chair leadership lest she loose her dignity with usurpation and be relegated to second class citizenship leave alone second chair leadership. Let her know her role in life just as men know their role as being NOT God (1Cor11:3). As for a solution to the problem of rising usurpation plaguing the west, let us not wait until God comes down with His iron fist and destroy this lump of clay earth.

Shooting for woman’s emancipation in the same vein of emancipating the black race, is going overboard. It is being merely fashionable. “The creation itself does not lend itself to equality.” Therefore, egalitarianism/equality-bandwagon is going against the grain of creation and its creator! If the creator must support Hillary Clinton in governing, then the United States must cede its sovereignty to Agape Kingdom or the like, in order that the position she takes will remain a second chair leadership position. Other nations too, hopefully, will follow suit.

Let the women of God give a fitting rebuttal to the defiant woman, who is taking the whole world to a demise.

Updated: October 10th, 2016

Related:

Rosemarie Buxton of Episcopal Divinity School wrote in response to Professor Stephen Prothero’s book (God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World–and Why Their Differences Matter) and his article (Separate Truths) in the Boston Globe on April 25, 2010:

According to Karen Armstrong, the difficulties arise when one religion sets itself apart as the one religion and chooses to do anything to defend itself, a sin that many religions have been guilty of throughout history.

Coming from the pen of a Christian Divinity school graduate, i am very disappointed at the above statement.

Mankind is but one-kind. And so is creation-kind. Can an offspring say that he has two fathers or two mothers? That is not only vulgar but also foolish. That there is but one God, the creator of heaven and earth transcends any sort of debate.

Now, there are a lot of injustices that are going unpunished by the government(s). The socio, economic, political, environmental crisis we are seeing today is testimony of that fact. Justice is not being meted out to all. That is why the Bible stresses on the Day of Judgment, when the Lord of lords and the King of kings will be seated on the throne and render justice to the nations.

Now for this justice to be rendered with equity, there needs to be one law that is self-evident and transcends all other laws. This Law is the Law of Agape Love that Jesus kept and “exceeded the righteousness of the Pharisees” of His time and went and sat at the right hand side of God to judge the world.

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for His friends” ~ Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:13). How much more “self-evident” and transcendent can you get.

To say that there are other ways or back-doors to God is an affront to the living God who is Jehovah Jireh–the One who provided this Way–an excruciating death for His son the Lord Jesus Christ only in order to fulfill the transcendent AND self-evident truth in John 15:13 as stated above. If there were indeed other ways then God was a stupid fool to take His son through this excruciating death. So excruciating that the Lord’s sweat turned into blood well before He was going to be crucified because He knew what kind of pain He will have to suffer.

So, i believe, after the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bhagavad Gita’s reference namely:

“As the different streams having their sources in different places all mingle their water in the sea, so, O Lord, the different paths which men take, through different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to Thee!”

and

“Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths that in the end lead to Me.”

apply to the Lord Jesus Christ Himself–all streams have to end up with Him. In other words, at the Judgment Seat of Christ!

For more on these lines, please read this article especially tailored for an Agnostic or one who is secular: http://truthunleashed.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20

4
Apr

Walk the Talk!

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Don’t agree!

We not only have the Great Commission to be the Light (Talk) of the world, but we also have the Kingdom-Now mandate to be the Salt (Walk) of the earth.

So let your Light (Talk/Gospel) so shine before men that they see your Good-deeds (Walk) and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

In other words, we must WALK THE TALK!

Agape TiE is all about that. To give love where love is due and respect where respect is due and thus lift up a testimony which the whole world will behold, believe and be saved (John 17:23; John 3:14-15).

John MacArthur says:

“We are kept until that hour and we are kept by an enduring faith sustained by the intercessory work of Jesus Christ who prays that we will be protected from anything that would assault that faith, whether it be the flesh or the world or Satan himself.”

Simply NOT true!

Read the context of 1 Thess 5:23. We are first asked not to quench (put out) the Holy Spirit by despising prophetic utterances. This would happen when we grieve the Holy Spirit to the point when the conscience becomes “seared as with a hot iron.” It is dead and unable to respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. It is then we have reached the point of no return.

Secondly, he talks about the gift of faith, which indeed it is (Romans 12:3). However everything we have is a gift. It is only when we bring it at the disposal of the Lord that it becomes useful for the Master’s use. The faith he has given must be given back to Him; that is, it must be mustered! Otherwise Jesus would have no reason to say to His disciples, “O ye of little faith.” They sowed only a little.

Thirdly, many are called but few are chosen. They are chosen only after God sees entire sanctification potential in them and then are kept [in Christ] until the Day of the Lord Jesus Christ! (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

Notice that the Lord’s prayer is that God sanctify us by His WORD (John 17:17) and not by some sort of a supernatural power!

Jesus, through the Holy Spirit/Word, on His part is able but on our part we have to yield to His promptings as well. “For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but those who obey the Law who will be declared righteous” (Romans 2:13). “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on a rock” (Matthew 7:24). “…Be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:22).

Even the demons hear, believe and shudder. In other words, the only qualification one can get by merely believing, is a Demonship. The concept is further illustrated with a man who walked a tight rope across the Niagara falls. All were clapping their hands. There was one man in the front who was clapping all the more. The walker asked that man, “do you think i can take another person with me on my shoulders across?” The man said, “Yes, Yes, Yes!” When the walker asked him to join him across, he was dismayed and ran away. That is the difference between trust and belief.

God is able to take you across but you have to trust Him with your life!

More on this subject @ http://Skyfeast.org or for a shorter read: http://calebmotupalli.me/2010/01/13/calvinism-debunked/

This calls for an amendment of or rather the scrapping of the Westminister Confession of Faith.

1
Mar

Liberal Theology

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John Piper quoted S.H. on Facebook as saying:

Liberalism: Make the Gospel acceptable to the world rather than showing the world it is unintelligible without the Gospel.

Is calling the Gospel, Good News, liberalism? Is translating scripture from Greek to English, liberalism? Is making Christ relevant, liberalism? You know where i am going with this train of thought. I am sure for a conceited legalist (neo-Pharisee), liberalism, as defined, is not acceptable. Read the parables and know that our Lord made the Good News digestible. The very fact that He became incarnate, is liberalism! For someone who harps on grace, i am ashamed. A synonym for liberalism is grace for heaven’s sake. Liberalism is not about compromising. It is about being gracious to your neighbor. Thank you.

Leaving people in their sin because it is less uncomfortable than telling them the truth.

However, Brett Coffrini:

Caleb, you are using an older definition of liberalism. The modern kind denies Scripture as the inspired, inerrant, all sufficient Word of God. In his classic book, Christianity and Liberalism, J Greshan Machen argued that liberalism isn’t just another form of Christianity, but an entirely different religion.

“A liberal is someone who will fight for your right to agree w/ them!” — Ronald Reagan

“Exegetical imprecision is the mother of liberal theology.” –John Piper; Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

Brian Brobeck:

The gospel will never be acceptable to the world, that is why christ was crucified. When He said drink my blood and eat my flesh the multitudes left.

Yes. For those who stuck with Him till the end, he said: This (bread) is my body and this (wine) is my blood and made it palatable for them.

Brett, let us redefine what a liberal is. Why stay on the fringes of legalism?! If there is any liberal in the world, we should be it.

Let us not leave the sinner in his sins. As JulieBeth said it, let us become uncomfortable until we make the truth palatable; in other words, acceptable!

11
Feb

Unity in Diversity!

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Looks like American Christianity is realizing that being diverse for the sake of diversity is not after all in God’s best interests. Lets all look for that Biblical culture that sets us all as citizens of the kingdom of God. Remember, we are in the world but not of it. So should be our culture. It is a unity in diversity but not diversity for diversity’s sake!

Charles Stanley says on Eternal Security: “You Can Be Sure” (Part 2, Tape #4, RH190):

“When you are born again by the grace of Almighty God,…It doesn’t make any difference how wicked and how vile you act.”

Charles Stanley in his audio tape #3, MH190:

“You can sin like the devil down here and… you won’t lose your salvation.”

Here’s his position in his own words:

Covered by Grace: Free to Sin?
By Charles F. Stanley

The gospel of God’s grace–His full provision for man’s sin–is frequently perverted and attacked by nonbelievers. Most false religions deny the free gift of salvation and embrace good works instead.

Another attack on the doctrine of grace comes from within the body of Christ. Some caution that such good news can lead to a lifestyle of sin. They think grace leads people to say, “I am saved no matter what, so why does it matter how I live?”

The apostle Paul anticipates this when he asks, “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?” (Rom. 6:1).

The answer is no. Paul responds to the question in the very next verse: “May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?” (Rom. 6:2). The implication is that it is unthinkable for a Christian to be comfortable continuing in sin. Sin does not stay dormant. It grows. It enslaves. For those in Christ, sin cannot destroy relationship with God, but it will surely damage their testimony and fellowship with Him.

In Romans 6:1, the prefix of the Greek word translated “increase” means super. So the verse really says, “As sin comes, grace comes in a greater way.” In other words, sin may overflow a bit, but grace is like a flood–it is always more than enough, no matter how great the transgression. Sin reached the top of Mt. Sinai, but grace reaches to heavens.

But we do not have license to sin. Abundant grace spurs us to obedience.

(Source: StudyLight Forums)

If you read Romans 6:2 more closely however, you will notice that Paul was not saying here that grace will be so great that it will snuff out any sin, as Dr. Stanley sees it. Rather, Paul sees this (repeated sinning) as an abuse of grace and is startled at the very thought of it. He sees such willful sin as something that must be “rejected with the greatest abhorrence” (Matthew Henry). We must respond to such temptation of Satan like how Jesus responded. “Go Satan!” said Jesus (Matthew 4:10). The reason being: Abused grace/mercy will beget the greatest wrath.

Of course for some, abundant grace spurs them to obedience and encourages them to be more careful hereafter. If man is asked to forgive 490 times then God will forgive us even more number of times. But there is a catch here. As God keeps forgiving us, if we begin to take his grace and discipline “lightly” or despise prophetic utterances or counsel, then that is the end of us. Our conscience begins to get “seared as with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:2) and we will no longer hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit. We will not only grieve (Ephesians 4:30) the Holy Spirit but also quench Him (1 Thessalonians 5:19). And it is written, “if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him” (Romans 8:9). They may have a name that they are alive, but they are dead (Revelation 3:1).

So those of you who are singing the Devil’s lullaby: “Thou shalt surely not die.” Stop it right now! Heel!

24
Jan

Dead in Trespasses?

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John Piper quotes John Newton as saying:

If I were not a Calvinist, I think I should have no more hope in preaching to men, than to horses or cows.

Ian Bowler explains the above quote as:

I believe he means that without the efficacious call of God, man could no more respond to the Gospel than a horse or a cow. As a Calvinist, Newton believed that salvation was by the power of God and not reliant in any way on a man’s ability to, of his own accord, acquire saving faith (saving faith being a gift from God – the result of his efficacious call). Newton’s confidence was in God alone and was a result of his understanding of God’s sovereignty. If he had held a different view of God’s sovereignty, he felt that he would lack the same confidence.

Was man dead on arrival? As i explain Ephesians 2:1 in the article, “Entering and Remaining in the Kingdom of God”, Paul was merely alluding to John 3:18 (paraphrased) where our Lord Jesus says:

“He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged (or condemned to death) already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

In other words, he is on the broad road on the way to hell, but surely not dead spiritually. He is not totally depraved. There maybe some goodness in him, namely humility of trusting in a good person, which when exercised will lead to life. But that is not to discount the fact that we will die out of despair after beholding our depraved sin condition in the face of a holy God who will not tolerate sin in His presence. We will then have to be resuscitated to life by the Word/Spirit of God, which tells us of one Savior.

This aspect of dying is not for God to execute but we need to die ourselves. In other words we need to become so humble or so small by our own self will that it is like becoming a nothing…a zero…dead. See “Be Born Again!” No doubt this can happen only after the Good News is presented to us by the minister of the Spirit–Word of God.

We will then get a hope of a tomorrow (life), but the burial as well as the resuscitation itself is carried out in the Waters of Baptism, which is administered by a duly appointed member of a church characterized by agape love. It is only then that we get the assurance of salvation (moksha).

China made Toy GunThere is an insidious attack by the Chinese–it appears–to subvert India and other non-communist states. A case in point is how the Chinese toy industry is used to sabotage Gun-Control that states like India enjoy today.

I was shocked when i saw this gun in my son’s possession. He bought it by himself in a nearby shop for INR 30 (USD 0.75). It turned out to be a toy gun. I had to explain to him at length how when someone sees this in his possession, they might act in self defense and hurt him. My blood brother Sudeep Motupalli Rao from San Francisco was also with us on a conference to tell him that it is a slippery slope to the real thing. Very soon he would want to use the real guns to get back at someone he does not like. He told him how guns are designed to not merely hurt a person but to kill a life which has survived fifty, seventy years through the world system.

In the United States, it is mandated now to make Toy Guns with a color to reveal that they are toys.  But China, he said, has other ways that are also “insidious.” For instance, jewelery used to contain Lead but when the government banned import of Lead based Jewelery, China is exporting Jewelery that contains Cadmium, which is more dangerous than Lead. Sudeep holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering with a PhD in Environmental Engineering.

Coupled with this insidious attack through the toy industry, China through the Olympic committee  gave India the only Gold medal. Now every kid should imitate Bindra–the sole model for them.

Whether China is deliberately doing this sort of thing is everyone’s guess. China could very well be a puppet in the hands of a much greater force, namely the MNCs. What remains however, is that we are battling against principalities in the heavenly realms to safeguard our neighborhoods.

The first world where most of the MNCs have their headquarters know very well that it is the Standard of Living that determines free flow of human capital back to its roots. They saw the devaluation of the American Dream in the World Trade Center attack. They now want to rub off the same thing on other countries as well especially on vulnerable countries like India where the person who has a voice at all, wears merely handloom clothing, which in their eyes lacks sophistication and therefore an easy target. Khadi served to make India self-reliant during freedom struggle. But in the global economy which is dominated by services, India has to show its clout. I recommend Sherwanis for the Indian political figures and IFS officers rather than the demoted handloom dress code.

“Proponents who deny that salvation can never be lost, reason on the subject in a marvelous way. They tell us …..

That no virgin’s lamp can go out; (Matt. 25:8)
That no promising harvest be chocked with thorns; (Matt. 13:22)
That no branch in Christ can ever be cut off from fruitfulness; (John 15:6)
That no name can be blotted out of God’s book! (Rev. 3:5)
That no salt can ever lose its savor; (Mat 5:13)
That nobody can ever “receive the grace of God in vain”; (2 Cor. 6:1)
That no one can “look back” after putting his hand to the plow. (Luke 9:62)
That Nobody can “grieve the Spirit” (Eph 4:30) till He is “quenched,” (1 Thess. 5:19) nor
That Nobody, or body of believers, can ever get so lukewarm that Jesus will spew them out of His mouth. Rev 3:16
They use reams of paper to argue that …
If one ever got lost he was never found;
That if one falls, he never stood.
If one was ever cast forth, he was never in
If one ever withered, (John 15:6) he was never green.
If one draws back, (Heb 10:38) he never had anything to draw back from.
That if one ever falls into spiritual darkness, he was never enlightened;
That if you again get entangled in the pollutions of the world, (2 Pet. 2:20-22) it shows that you never escaped.
That if you put salvation away, you never had it to put away,
That if you make shipwreck of your faith, (1 Tim. 1:19-20) there was no ship of faith there.
In short they say:
If you get it, you can’t lose it: and if you lose it you never had it. May God save us from accepting a doctrine, that must be defended by such fallacious reasoning. (John Wesley)

Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est (“God is Love”) of 2006 teaches that justice is the defining concern of the state and the central concern of politics, and not of the church, which has charity as its central social concern. The laity has the specific responsibility of pursuing social justice in civil society. The church’s active role in social justice should be to inform the debate, using reason and natural law, and also by providing moral and spiritual formation for those involved in politics. (Source: Social Justice, Wikipedia)

Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California quotes Martin Luther King Jr. as saying: “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state.”

I respectfully disagree with them. First off, because Justice (which is attributed to the state) and Charity (which is attributed to the Church) are poles apart. Therefore, in order that there be no compromise on either (justice or love), both should operate in a single system—the ChurchState. In other words, in a single Court officiated by a single Judge, where there will always be a strong tension between both the Defender (charitable) and the Prosecutor (condemning). A church that settles for polemics remains a babe.

This very Court, in the absence of a neutral Judge (being that he is nominated and impeached at will by the state today), is in the hands of Media private enterprise, which can sway any side with money power. We should not give ourselves into such a resignation.

31
Jan

An insight into the kingdom

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Bill Bradford of Good News magazine wrote in the article “The Real Gospel …”

Entering the Kingdom

When Jesus came preaching the Kingdom of God, He said it was “at hand” and commanded people to repent and believe the good news about it (Mark 1:14, 15).

His kingdom is something we must enter (Mark 10:23, 25). Jesus warned of obstacles that can prevent our entrance into the Kingdom (Matthew 5:20; 19:23-25; Mark 9:47; Luke 18:17; John 3:5).

Jesus was at that time inviting people to repent so they could enter the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:15). His parables described what the Kingdom is, when it would come and how a person could enter it, and He clarified the requirements for and obstacles to entering it.

When does a person enter the Kingdom of God? Upon conversion, Christians become children of God and heirs of the kingdom (Romans 8:16, 17). But they will not inherit the kingdom until the kingdom comes. Paul explains: “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed-in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:50-52).

Many people stop reading after the first four verses of this chapter, thinking they describe the entirety of the gospel Paul preached. But, by continuing to read the chapter, we see clearly that there is much more to the story. Paul goes on to explain more about the resurrection from the dead and entrance into the Kingdom of God. We “inherit,” or enter, that kingdom “at the last trumpet” (verse 52), the great blast that signals Christ’s return to rule the earth forever (Revelation 11:15).

Salvation through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection is indeed a part of the gospel message, but it is not exclusively (as many assume) the gospel message. Jesus Christ died, was buried and was resurrected (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) for a reason: so we could have everlasting life in the Kingdom of God (John 3:3, 5, 16).

We can accept Jesus’ command to repent and believe this gospel message. We can turn to God for forgiveness and reconciliation through Jesus Christ and begin to live by the laws of the Kingdom of God as taught by Jesus Christ. Those who refuse to live by God’s holy laws will be refused entrance into the Kingdom of God and eternal life (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:5).

Entering the Kingdom of God is synonymous with salvation. Thus, without understanding what the Kingdom of God is, we don’t understand what salvation is.

That is an awesome insight into the truth. But there is more to it, i believe.

The “last trumpet” that is spoken of i believe, pertains to the voice of any evangelist who finally consummates the new birth of a particular believer, which results in the person following up with a testimony in the waters of Baptism. In other words the last trumpet is perhaps not common to all. As i have written in the Be Born Again! article, baptism is the first resurrection from the dead.

He then actually enters into the kingdom of heaven. Note that i no longer have a mortal body but rather an immortal body. It is a body that is destined for glory as long as i abide in Christ. And since Christ abides in me, it is no longer i who do the living but Christ who lives in me. As Christ works from within me with His love to take full control of me and my environment, the preconditioning in my body to sin begins to recede.

The “tent” that we live in is often mistaken for the”flesh and blood” that Paul talks about, the later of which he says will not inherit the kingdom of God. The flesh and blood refer to anything that is the product of one’s own self-righteousness be it status, knowledge, appearance, goods, services, etc, etc.

Now there is a microcosmic last trumpet and also a macrocosmic last trumpet, the later pertaining to the whole world or the remnant from the whole world. In other words all the nations who will listen to the last macrocosmic trumpet and who will frame laws around the will of God.

In the above quote note the underlined phrase: Those who refuse to live by God’s holy laws will be refused entrance into the Kingdom of God and eternal life (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:5).

The clear implication in light of what i have said about the trumpets is that the Kingdom of God is NOW!

“Those” meaning… individuals, families, organizations, business as well as nations who “do not live today by God’s holy laws will be refused entrance into the kingdom of God and eternal life!”

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Oct

Vision of Paradise on Earth

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Vision of Paradise on Earth

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