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List of Crimes That Should Be Punishable By Death

Since the moral law of the New Testament supports the death penalty but not for every crime, here are some crimes that really suit the death penalty ONCE FOUND GUILTY by the criminal courts:
1.) Murdering people
It's obvious that murder is a heavy crime especially if it's acts of genocide and homicide.  Unless murderers are executed, the crime will continue to escalate.  Genesis 9:6 is still applicable to the New Testament.  
2.) Drug dealing
Every person found guilty should really be executed. Why?  Narcotics are indeed a source of many disasters and deaths.  Many young people have died young thanks to narcotics.  By the way, those who sell hard liquor should be included as well.  
3.) Massive plunder
Right now, plunder cases are very common especially in the form of swindle and bloody bank robberies.  America's banks have suffered from one major bank heist after the other, many times or more often the masterminds are usually sentenced to life imprisonment rather than be…

An Illustration of Relativism in the School Environment

Note: The event below is meant to be a bad joke against the relativist.
So here's the situation, an atheist teacher quoted, "Class there are no absolutes.  There is no good, no evil, only pitiless indifference.  Everything is relative."  So in short, that is what is right and wring is dictated by the person.  So in short, he tries to make himself the final authority even if he isn't while making it not obvious.
Here are situations that where he would really make a fool out of himself:
Situation #1- At the school canteen, a student rudely cuts in line.  He says, "Can't you read the rules, teachers first?"  Then the student says, "Sir you said what is right and wrong is based on the person and I think it's right that students should go first."
Situation #2- He is assigned to teach values education.  He proceeds to condemn the practices of human sacrifices and Islamic wars as unjust and evil.  Then a student says, "Sir didn't you say eve…

Testimony of Former Atheist Lee Strobel

The Case for Christ
I was an atheist for most of my life. I thought that the idea of an all powerful, all loving God was just silly. I learned in school that evolution was where life came from, so what do you need God for? And I had a lot of self-motivation for living an atheistic lifestyle. I was living a very immoral life and a drunken life, life that was really a hundred percent focused on journalism.
I remember I've loved newspapers since I was a little kid. My dad used to bring home the Chicago Daily News every night from work, and I would read it as a little kid and say how is there all this news every day and how does it always happen to just perfectly fit? I couldn't figure this out. I wanted to be a journalist, so I started a newspaper when I was 12 years old; and it became quite successful. We had 200 subscribers, and we charged 20 cents a month. It was five pages a week. I printed it in my basement on a little printing press. I had advertising, three dollars a page…

Testimony of Mike Sherman

THE TRUTH SET ME FREE
I grew up in Elfrida, AZ, coming from a long line of Mormons. Some of my ancestors from my grandmother’s side were with the handcart companies that traveled across the plains to the Utah Territory after Joseph Smith’s death. I remember Grandma talking about relatives living in polygamy in Mexico after the U.S. outlawed the practice in 1890. Needless to say, I’m related to a LOT of Mormons. I have to say that growing up in Mormonism was a difficult experience.
A mixed bag of confusion was constantly churning inside me. It was as if I had no identity to call mine because they told me how to do everything: eat, act, think, speak, and be. I equate Mormonism to living a lie; always trying to be something you’re not. Deep down you have a lot of unexpressed doubts, but don’t dare say anything or confide this to anybody or they look at you like you just landed from Mars and put all kinds of blame and guilt on you. It’s always your fault if you have any problems with Mor…

Woody's Testimony- A Mormon For 31 Years

Hello everyone;
My name is Woody and even though I have been on the net for a while, this is my first entry. I want to thank everyone who has shared their hearts on their exit from Mormonism.
My family joined the church when I was ten & I was a member for 31 years. On my mission in Southern California, while defending the faith & working with some wonderful members, I was exposed to many of the “weird” doctrines I had never heard before. I ignored those doctrines after I had gone to a local institute director at Long Beach State University, and he had minimized those “weird” arguments by saying they were tools of the devil and used frequently by anti-Mormons who misquoted the prophets.
I returned home in 1974, entered college, and got married to Cindy in the LA Temple in November 1975. I was very active in the little church branch where the college was located.
In 1978 I was quite surprised to learn that the brethren had decided to ordain blacks to the priesthood. I was not d…

Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:3-5

1 Timothy 6:3-5 says, "If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself."
This is a warning that Paul sent Timothy and it applies to Christians.  False preachers these days are indeed within the midst.  Jesus warned in Matthew 7:15 saying, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."  It is indeed very true.  Titus 1:15-16 says, "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.  They profess that they know God; but in works they de…

Ephesians 5:16- Redeeming the Time

Ephesians 5:16- "Redeeming the time, because the days are evil."
So it's really a sad thing that many people especially in the third world countries do not redeem the time.  In the Philippines, many people are habitually late- they pay bills late, they wait for the last minute and while there is much time, they do not do their work and wait for hectic time to do their work and they do their work really bad.  In the business angle, there is such a thing as an opportunity loss which was never taken because one did not redeem the time or take it when it was still there.  Sadly, many people will continue to commit the mistake of not redeeming the time.
So if one is to read at a bigger context of Ephesians 5:16 one can see that the whole chapter is focused on Christian work.  That is, a true test of one's salvation whether or not they are saved and how consistent they were.  So how can one redeem the time according to Ephesians 5 prior to verse22 which starts on the househo…

The Need For... HELLFIRE PREACHING!

One of the most severe issues today is that there's less Hellfire preaching and nobody really bothers to tell the truth.  There are modernistic preachers who not only teach a salvation by human effort but they have gone as far as to even poke fun at Hell or not even preach about Hell.  This is happening with the world today with the tickling of the ears rather than giving in to sound doctrine (2 Timothy 4:3).  So why should there be Hellfire preaching?  Here's what- unless people understand the eternal consequences of sin, they will never see the need to get saved (Romans 3:10-19).  As said, it just takes one sin to merit eternal Hell (James 2:10-11).  Unless Hellfire preaching is accompanied by expository preaching against sin, preaching against sin will be ineffective because one must understand that their sins have caused them to merit Hell and only Jesus is the solution.  Jesus talked more about Hell than He talked about Heaven.  People must be told that unless they recei…

Ezekiel 16:49- The Verse Homosexuals Use to Justify Their Homosexuality

Ezekiel 16:49- "Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy."  
The verse above has been misused and misappropriated by homosexuals worldwide to say that Sodom was not destroyed for homosexuality.  What's pretty interesting is that another term for homosexual is sodomite, both are but synonymous to each other and they play the game of using synonyms as antonyms.  So did the verse condone homosexuality as right and just?  Not if you read the WHOLE BIBLE and consider the whole Bible as it is, not just itsy bitsy portions that heretics try to use and justify their heresy!
Jude 1:7 says, "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."  It is not only limi…

What is the Unpardonable Sin or Sin Against the Holy Spirit?

Matthew 12:22-32 and Mark 3:22-30 brings up the topic of the unpardonable sin which is the sin against the Holy Spirit.  Below are some common misconceptions of the sin against the Holy Spirit or the unpardonable sin:
Roman Catholicism in some way teaches that sinning against the Holy Spirit is to deny the power of the priest to forgive sin, to lose items they consider as "holy" like a Rosary and to deny the power of their assembly because these acts refuse the forgiveness of Jesus.The charismatic movement says that people who go against them are blaspheming the Holy Ghost especially in refuting their heresy of faith plus works salvation, which is no faith at all.Some say that it is an unpardonable sin for a person to wrongfully claim that the Holy Spirit made them do it.  That is a lie, yes.  Unforgivable?  No if the person happens to be still alive.  
So what is it really?  The unpardonable sin is this- to die without Jesus Christ as one's Lord and Savior which happens w…

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 5- What to Do With the Backslid Members?

1 Corinthians 5 is talking about another way of dealing with backslidden believers in the Church.  The issue here is that the man is having sexual relations with his stepmother, which is again, nominal incest provided that his stepmother is not blood related.  However such a practice is ALWAYS WRONG.  The problem of the church in Corinth was that they were giving in to the carnal nature in them, which they were not supposed to.  Don't get this passage mistaken, this is about sanctification.  Here's a reality- Christians as saved as they are, they can still fall into sin.  Remember- Lot entered Sodom, Samson was half-hearted, David had adultery and murder, Solomon had alliances with the pagan and so did Jehoshaphat.  Did they forfeit their salvation?  No.  However they did lose the joy of their salvation.  Christians do not forfeit their salvation when they sin, however they do lose their rewards whenever they sin.  But because they are saved, they are convicted of their sins a…

Parenting and Double Standard

Here's the reality that the Bible has set family rules.  As said, the Bible commands in Exodus 20:12 as the 5th commandment to honor one's parents.  Ephesians 6:1 and Colossians 3:20 as part of the household rules, children must obey their parents.  However, the rules that follow in Ephesians 6:2 and Colossians 3:21 says that parents should however not embitter their children just as husbands are to love their wives if they expect to be obeyed.  Sadly parenting these days thanks to moral bankruptcy has ended up having its own double standard.  Like in what way?  Here are some ways double standard parenting can be.
Talking about the ten commandments yet either which parent is habitually breaking one or more of the rules.  James 2:10 is clear you break one rule, you are guilty of all.  Many of these exist as the philandering parent- either the father is having another woman or the mother is having another man or BOTH!Parents punish their children for telling them lies yet the li…

What Kind of Fear for God Was Displayed in 2 Kings 17:33, 41

Here's where the Bible actually displays some form of sarcasm in its showing of the truth.  Why?  It presents an oxymoron saying that the nations feared God and continued to serve their own gods that cannot save them.  So what's really going on?  How can one fear God and yet be serving idols?  This fear here is not the reverential fear for God but rather, terror for God.   This is not like the fear of the LORD as written in Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10 which is reverential fear, a fear that gives God the glory and not taking Him lightly.  The very situation here was that in Ahaz's idolatrous reign, people were rejecting God and they were in fear of His power like a person is scared of a lion that's about to attack him/her yet they refuse to yield to Him who is the Creator of the Universe.  It can be seen in situations like the Pharaoh of the Exodus (Exodus 7-12) and as well as Ahab and Jezebel (1 Kings 17-21) in which although they were afraid of God's power…

Scoffers in the Last Days

2 Peter 3:3-6 says, "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men."

What's really crazy is this- many make fun of the Bible without realizing they are fulfilling the very prophecies that the Bible has said about them, even before they came to existence. The very Book they try to debunk is really debunking them. The issue is that in Romans 1:18-32 on God's wrath against sinful men- they had t…

Struggling with Sin

Christians will always struggle with sin and that's the truth.  Romans 7:14-25 is pretty much of a long passage on the fact that Christians will have their struggles and that only because they are saved by faith in Jesus Christ, the victory over sin can be win.  Power over sin is NEVER without the Lord Jesus Christ because it is God that works in the believer (Philippians 2:12-13).  Salvation does not merely save, it inevitably produces good works as a result of salvation (Titus 2:11-15). As said, salvation is NOT by works yet the works of man can show who is saved and who is not saved.
So now to further cut down and do concise but meaningful commentaries on the Paul's struggle with sin.  
There is indeed no doubt that in the flesh, it will remain sinful and there is nothing good about the flesh nature- the old nature of the believer which has become the cause of frustrations for Paul as well for every Christian as they continue their path in being sanctified as a result of s…

Commentary on Romans 1:18-32- God's Wrath Against Natural Man

It's time for another commentary and it's focused on Romans 1:18-32 that would be tackling on God's wrath on mankind based on Romans 1:18-32.  As said, expository preaching is always a good thing.  Now it's time to put all these in a meaningful commentary to help for sermon preparation.  Here are the topics that can be found within the verses:
I. God's wrath is set upon the ungodly (v. 18)
Because God is holy and righteous, God cannot tolerate sin.  And here's the fact, man in his fallen state is a sinner who God must judge.  Romans 3:10-19 and James 2:10-11 is clear that nobody is exempt and that man is in nature, a sinner.  God has already set His wrath upon the ungodly.  Judgment day is coming and the only solution of man to be saved is in the Lord Jesus Christ.
II. God has made Himself known to man yet man willfully rejects the one true and living God (v. 19-23)
God has provided proof of His existence.  Where?  In nature.  Science has already proven that t…

The Issue of Feminism

Feminism can be defined as, "The movement that sets to make women equal to men in every area of life."  Is it really possible?  Here's something about how stupid feminism is.  Although Christianity brought up the issue of women's rights and treating them as human beings, feminism take away the balance and they refuse to take their real roles in society with the following facts about them:
They teach that submission to one's husband is spousal abuse.  They fail to see that the Bible prohibits the husbands from beating up their wives but to rather love them and cherish them, rewarding their obedience with good and not evil and that the Bible discourages submission to evil desires.  They teach that women should work and not only the husband.  They consider housewifery to be nothing more than a form of laziness ignoring the fact that it's not easy to be one.They teach that abortion and contraceptives are A-OK.  They ignore the consequences of both practices.Many …

What Christians Can Learn From Elijah

The story of Elijah can be found in 1 Kings 17-19, 21 and 2 Kings 1-2.  It was a time when Ahab a king of great wickedness was further made more evil when he willfully took Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal to be his wife.  The whole northern kingdom of Israel was under the plague of Baal worship which was a religion that involved human sacrifices (especially infants), prostitution and even cannibalism.  It was a wicked time indeed when the Baalite couple ordered the deaths of the prophets of God and replaced with the play prophets of Baal (or false prophets).  
However God raised up Elijah to confront both Ahab and Jezebel in their wickedness.  He was a man of God who put his trust in God and was ready to trust God to get him out of the most difficult of circumstances.  A demonstration of his faith was when he believed God would supply his needs during the drought God inflicted on the northern kingdom because of the sin of Baal worship.  
Elijah indeed waited for God's timing which m…

Denying God in ACTION

Titus 1:15-16- "Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.  They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate."
It's true today that many profess to know God.  Religions of the world and their followers claim they know God.  But do they REALLY know the God of the Bible?  Here's a major answer, the answer is no.  Jesus warned in Matthew 7:17-20 saying, "Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit neither can a corrupt tree bring good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."  That is every person can claim to know God but their actions will really prove otherwise.
So here's a little bit …

Be Proud of Your Ethnic Appearance

Here's a little bit of what is going on- most people are trying to alter the natural look that God gave them and it's greatly an insult to Him who is the Creator of all things.  As said- blacks look good for being blacks, white look good for being whites, Asians look good for being Asians and so on.  Unfortunately people today have taken the wrong side of technology and they have decided to alter their very own ethnic appearances like changing of skin color, hair dyeing and surgeries.  So what's really going on?
Here are some common issues:
Whites are trying to get a darker complexion, darker people are trying to get a whiter complexion.People with black hair frequently dye their hair brown or blonde.Surgeries happen to make one look either more eastern or western.
The real UGLY side of things:
Trying to change one's skin color will damage it to unimaginable heights.  Bleaching will destroy all the necessary melanin (and black skinned people and browned skin people are LES…

While False Prophets Quote the Bible, Do They REALLY Notice They're Chewing Themselves?

It can't be denied that in these days, false prophets love to quote the Bible.  However, the Bible has had its marks of the false prophet especially with this verse:
Deuteronomy 18:22- "When a prophet speaketh in the Name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him."
Try to notice the fact that false prophets are actually chewing themselves?  Many of them also try to set a possible doomsday date, one which is said to occur tomorrow on May 21, 2011 and another on December 21, 2012 and a lot more possible doomsday dates.  However what does the Bible say again?
Matthew 24:36- "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only."
Acts 1:8- "And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power."
The false prophets also b…

Clarifying 2 Timothy 2:13

2 Timothy 2:13 says, "If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself."
Does that mean there's such a thing as an ex-believer and that ex-believers are still saved?  Well, first there may be such a thing as a backslid Christian, a Christian having issues with carnality and all that but there is NO ex-believer (1 John 2:19), that is once saved always saved is manifested by the fact that Christians do not depart from the faith in contrast to those fake believers and the lifestyles of a saved person will be shown.  Christians will always be Christians and never cease from being Christians.  To look at the verse correctly, believing here does not refer to trusting in Christ.  A Christian can have certain doubts about their Christian life especially whether or not they are saved as Satan just loves to throw darts of discouragement at them.  Yet in the process, God still continues to preserve the believers even when they are in doubt and as a result, their do…

The Name of Jesus

Another of the most controversial movements that's going on among cultists is to actually say that the name Jesus is wrong and that it should either be Joshua or Yeshua.  However let's remember this fact that the New Testament is written in GREEK and NOT in Hebrew.  Names can differ or stay the same when languages transfer from one place to another.  Here are some examples of name translations.

As an example, we would like to present the names of people in the Bible translated into Filipino or Spanish:
Matthew- MateoMark- MarcosLuke- LucasJohn- JuanPeter- PedroJames- SantiagoPhilip- FelipeMary- MariaJoseph- JoseTimothy- Timoteo
So are the meanings being defeated?  No.  Now for the Jesus name controversy.  Some go as far as to say that Jesus is derived from Zeus when it is NOT. That's stupid.  Now to fully understand the Greek and the Hebrew that is Yeshua (Joshua) and Jesus.
Here's the Greek: ησοῦς which is pronounced as Ieasus and spelled out in English as JESUS whic…

Eccesiastes 5:10-12- He That Loves Silver Will Not Be Satisfied With Silver

Ecclesiastes 5:10-12- "He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.  When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?  The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep."
Silver was the form of currency during the olden times.  Remember everything was purchased in silver, including slaves.  Joseph the dreamer was sold for 20 pieces of silver by his envious brethren and later, the Lord Jesus was sold for 30 pieces of silver by Judas Iscariot.  The whole deal is this- people are in fact, think mostly of the temporal than the eternal.  Reading through the succeeding verses until verse 17, one can see that money is but something that is left behind when one dies.  However most people today behave like as if they can bring their m…

Some Nasty Quotes from Planned Parenthood from Margaret Sanger... This Could Be the Dead End of the RH BILL!

Here's just some things that we of the ministry are concerned about because the Reproductive Health Bill of the Philippines may just be a step to implementing the WICKEDNESS of the late atheist Margaret Sanger.  Sadly, she is in Hell now for rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ which was evident by her wicked life.  Here are some of the nastiest quotes with some important (and disturbing) parts underlined:
Margaret Sanger founder of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, was a proponent of forced eugenics, segregation, abortion, birth control and sexual immorality. Here are some of her quotes.
"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." -Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.
"Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race." Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing C…