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The purpose of this institute is the promulgation of truth. (Click "Worldview" tab above for a definition of truth.) Whether it pertains to religious, philosophic, scientific and political views, the institute will promote truth by sponsoring speakers, giving out books and tracts, contributing to clubs or taking out advertisements, etc.

My observation over the years is that if one repeats a lie long enough people will believe it. I am not stating that all people are lying; however, people can be misinformed about subjects. If you are brought up to believe something is true, it is unlikely that you will question it. The New Jersey Institute for the Advancement of Truth will encourage people to ask, "Why I believe what I believe in?"

I do not determine truth by some universal idealized abstract concept of human "Reason" (Rationalism), which was refuted by David Hume (Scottish philosopher (1711-1776) and Emanuel Kant (German philosopher (1724-1804), human "Experience" (Empiricism), human "Feelings" (Mysticism) or human "Faith" (Fideism), but according to an objective standard called the Bible (Sola Scriptura)--not Sola Ratione. (I reject the premise that some aspect of finite man can establish--from his/her limited ability to reason--an infinite, abstract concept/principle for determining truth, justice, beauty and morals outside of "Special Revelation" (Proverbs 3:5-6; 28:26; Romans 3:11.) Everyone starts with a priori presuppositions. My a priori begins with the assumption that God is the measure of all things--a humanistic philosopher begins with the assumption that man is the measure of all things. When someone states that he or she is objective or neutral, it is not true. Not even science is objective or neutral. Each person is guided by their own set of presuppositions. The person assumes that his first principles are a priori truths.

It is my sincere desire that people will analyze their worldview and compare it to the Christian worldview and the true God as stated in the Bible. For information on what a valid worldview should consist of, click "Worldview" tab above for explanation of what is a valid worldview.

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Q1: Are all religions equally true?

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(Aztecs & human sacrifices) (A windowed Hindu woman being led to the funeral pyre to be burned)

This may be a very popular held idea in today's society; however, it is not a rational belief. If such an idea were true, then the opposite would be true, that is, all religious beliefs are not true. You have only two logical choices: 1. Either they are all false; or 2. There is only one true religion.

Q2: Is it intolerant to claim that the Biblical Jesus Christ or Yeshua Ha-Mashiach is the only way to be saved and true religion?

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Apostle Paul witnessing in Athens that Christ is the only true God and Way.

No, it is not intolerant to claim something is true to the exclusion of other claims. If we cannot test truth claims, then truth loses all meaning or value. We believe in "legal" tolerance and "social" tolerance, but not "uncritical" tolerance.

Q3: Are we to judge? What about "Judge not, lest ye be judged?" (Matt. 7:1)

Christ was rebuking the hypocrites who were practicing the same things that they were condemning other people and Christ was not speaking to His disciples (Matt. 7:5). For example, you cannot condemn someone for committing adultery when you are committing adultery. Jesus tells us to judge certain kinds of people as being wild savage dogs and pigs (Matt. 7:6). He tells us to judge people as being false prophets (Matt. 7:15). We are told to "judge with righteous judgment" (John 7:24).

8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 9 Then Saul, who is called Paul filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10 and said, "O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? 11 "'And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time." And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand. (Acts 13:8-11).

"Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and their faith is a counterfeit. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those two men, their stupidity will be plain to everyone." (II Timothy 3:8-9, International Standard Version.)

It appears the apostle Paul was not an "Evanjellyfish." The Apostle Paul repeatedly warned us not to let people deceive us (I Cor. 6:9-11; Gal. 5:19-21). If they are pagans, we should judge them so. If they claim to be Christians but disobey God's law, John tells us to judge them as "liars" (I John 2:4).

It does not matter whether it is your daughter or son that happened to make a false confession of faith when they were 10 and were baptized. A lot of parents deceive themselves that their daughter or son is saved even if their daughter or son does not pray, does not read their Bible, does not witness, does not confess their sins, never gives a testimony, no joy in Christ, no fruits, etc. (the loving thing to do is tell your daughter or son the truth that they are their way to hell and they need to repentant and accept Christ as their Lord and Savior and pray that God will grant them repentance--salvation is not by inheritance or baptism). If you cannot judge if someone is saved or not, then no one would be baptized or join the church--there would be no church discipline or appointment of elders either. It is unfortunate that the Church and especially the Christian college clubs on campuses have been affected with the heresy of non-judgmental, positive-thinking relativism. For further details, see the article entitled The Cost of Discernment.

Note: You have some Evangelical pastors teaching that Christians cannot judge because judging in the New Testament is not eternal, but temporary.  This is like saying that because marriage is not eternal (at the resurrection there will be no marriage or sex--Matt. 22:30) therefore marriage is nullified and no longer valid today--this is absurd.  The Greek word for “judging” is diakrinó (to distinguish, to judge); the original Greek word is διακρίνω.

Q4: What about the use of Humor, Ridicule and Mocking of False Religions in the Bible?

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Picture of Elijah the prophet (9th century BC--approx. 869 BC) killing the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18:38-40) by Gustave Dore (1865). After Elijah mocked the prophets of Baal and fire came down from heaven and devoured the sacrifice, Elijah then killed the false prophets (see I Kings 18:20-40

Do not allow the world to mold you (Rom. 12:1), this has caused many Christians to adopt the heresy of "political correctness". There are times when God will lead Christians through the Holy Spirit to use humor, ridicule, and mock false religions. This was practiced by Christ (Matt. 23), the Prophets (I Kings 18:26), Apostles (2 Peter 3, Gal. 5:12), Reformers [Martin Luther (11/10/1483 - 02/18/1546) called the false divinity teachers "senseless asses"], etc. Here a few Bible quotes on divine humor & ridicule:

  • "The wicked plots against the righteous, and grinds his teeth at him. But the Lord laughs at him because he sees that his day is coming!" (Psalm 12-13 ISV).
  • "Everyone is stupid and senseless. They follow worthless instruction from a piece of wood!" (Jeremiah 10:8 ISV).
  • "John would say to the crowds that were coming out to be baptized by him, 'You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?'" (Luke 3:7 ISV).
  • "The righteous will fear when they see this, but then they will laugh at him, saying 'Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.'" (Psalm 52:6-7 ISV).
  • "But Elymas the occult practioner (that is the meaning of his name) continued to oppose them and tried to turn the proconsul away from the faith. But Saul, also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked him straight in the eye and said, `You are full of every form of deception and trickery, you son of the devil, you enemy of all that is right! You will never stop perverting the straight ways of the Lord, will you?’" (Acts 13:8-10, ISV).
  • “Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and their faith is a counterfeit. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those two men, their stupidity will be plain to everyone." (II Timothy 3:8-9, ISV).
  • “And so it was, at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, `Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is meditating, or he is busy, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is sleeping and must be awakened.’” (I Kings 18:27, NKJV).
  • “Listen to this message, you fat cows from Bashan, who live on the Samaritan mountains, who oppress the poor, who rob the needy, and who constantly as your husbands for none more drink!” (Amos 4:1, ISV).
  • "Because the shepherds are stupid and don't seek the Lord, therefore, they don't prosper, and their flock is scattered." (Jeremiah 10:21, ISV).
  • "Everyone is stupid and without knowledge. Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, for his images are false. There is no life in them." (Jeremiah 10:14).

Of course, this is not a license to go around insulting people and acting obnoxious--there is a time and place for everything and one must be led by the Holy Spirit. (For further information, see And God Mocked Them: The Divine Use of Humor And Ridicule in the Bible--CD by Dr. Robert A. Morey.)

Q5: Are Christians guilty of "Circular Reasoning" when quoting from one book in the Bible such as Isaiah 7:14 to show the fulfillment in another book such as Luke 1:26, 27, 30 & 31?

No, they are not--this is applied to all scientific research. The Bible is not one book, but consists of a library of 66 books written by more than 40 authors over several thousand years. It would be "circular reasoning" if you quoted from the "Qur'an" to prove the "Qur'an" or quoted from the "Book of Mormon" to prove the "Book of Mormon" because it is one book.

Definition of Circular Reasoning: A formal fallacy that should be avoided when constructing a simple syllogism. If you assume in your premise what you are trying to prove in your conclusion, you end where you began.

Everyone begins somewhere with something, which is called in Greek philosophy "first principles" or "starting points." A materialist begins with the assumption that all is matter--he does not prove that this is true. His denial is a deduction from his first principle of materialism. They assume evolution or materialism, etc. (They are taking these things from faith and deducing from them the rest of their system.

Dr. Greg Bahnsen in some of his tapes is actually referring to what is called in philosophy a "hermeneutical circle."  In geometry we begin with maximums or theorems that are assumed as true. For example, geometry is built upon these theorems.

Recommended material on Logic: A Course in Logic--5 CD series (includes Booklet) and The Bible From A to Z--6 CD series .

Q6: How should we Interpret the Bible?

The Bible is the Word of God and the Prophets, Apostles were inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the Bible in the language of their day. The Bible has many different types of genres such as historical narrative, prose, poetry, dialogue, apocalyptic literature, etc. One's hermeneutics (understanding and use of those literary and linguistic principles) should be not be different for the Bible than any other piece of literature. Since the Bible is composed of different types of literature, it should be interpreted by the looking at the syntax and grammar and the intent of the author. The Bible is Rabbinic literature, not Western European literature. I am often asked the following question, "Do you interpret the Bible literally?" This is a stupid question, which was answered above. Many people think you can interpret the Bible any way you want--I told them that they should take English 101. I also asked them if they read and interpreted the newspaper any way they want. For example, a red car hit a tree--can we interpret this as an airplane hit a tree? There are wrong ways and right ways of interpreting the Bible--see 2 Peter 3:16 ; 2 Timothy 2:15 .  See article: Hermeneutics--How to Interpret the Bible for all it's worth.

Q7: How is One Saved And What is the Gospel?

"Since that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23), we need a savior. "Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins." (Eccles.7:20). By nature, sin renders us guilty before the Law in the sight of God. We are born into sin as a result of Adam and Eve. Ezra confesses sin in terms of being guilty before God (Ezra 9:6-13). James mentions "whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, has become guilty of all" (Jas.2:10). Those individuals who trust in their own good works to get them to heaven will not have eternal life. You will be condemned to hell. Praying to Mary, and the saints will not save you! It is idolatry and necromancy--prayer is offered to God, never to any created thing (Rev. 19:10, I Sam. 28 & Lev. 19:31). "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (I Timothy 2:5).

Did you know that the rosary came from Buddhism?--the Catholic Missionaries adopted it when they went to Asia. The ungodly are justified "solely" (i.e. "only") through faith in Jesus Christ. It is "imputed righteousness." Day after day every priest stands and repeatedly offers the  same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, "he sat down at the right hand of God." Since that time, he has been waiting for his enemies to be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. (Hebrews 10:11-14, ISV.)

Rome teaches that Christ dies every time the Mass is prepared. Dr. Scott Hahn (a Roman Apologist) gave a lecture at Princeton University in 2001 and stated that Christ's sacrifice on the cross was not enough! He also bashed the Protestants on their understanding of salvation; however, he could not prove biblically that one has to work for their salvation. Whether you are Protestant or Catholic, the ultimate authority is the Bible. It was finished at the Cross. "It is finished" (John 19:30). That Greek term (tetelestai) was written on bills of sale during the time period of our Lord, and it translates, "Paid in Full!"

What is the Gospel? The good news is,

that is, sin entered the world in the Garden of Eden (Adam and Eve, who were created perfect and had no sin disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit (rebellion; Genesis 2 & 3 )--Eve was deceived by Satan); as a result, all of humanity has been 'imputed" with Adam's sin and thus guilty before a holy righteous God. Man lost the ability to obey God perfectly (His law). Only by the Messiah's blood sacrifice on the cross can man be reconcilied to God. One must repent (turn from our ways) and accept the Messiah. We are justified "solely" (i.e. "only") through faith in Yeshua Ha-Mashiah--it is "imputed" righteousness. You cannot earn salvation. Your so-called good works are like filthy rages before a Holy Righteous God (Isa. 64:6).

A person has to accept Christ as Lord and Savior to be saved and He is the only way of salvation-- “nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NKJV). It is about what He has done on the cross. You cannot earn salvation by your works, but will have good works as a result of being regenerated. You must repent (turn from your evil ways) and accept in the Messiah.

Any witnessing should done by the power of the Holy Spirit--it should not be scripted (see the Witnessing Tab for information on how to witness).

Q8: Is Old Testament Salvation the same as New Testament Salvation?

Unfortunately, the original Scofield Bible taught erroneously that people in the Old Testament were saved by works. This is false. Job, Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, King David, Samson, etc. believed in the same God that the Apostles believed in (Paul, Peter, Mark, John, etc.) and were saved the same way--that is, they were justified through faith in Yeshua. Yes, the Old Testament saints were saved the same way. For example, Romans 4: 1-5 (NKJV),

1  What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh?

2  For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something of which to boast, but not before God.

3  For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness."

4  Now to him that works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.

5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.

Also, see Galatians 2:16, Hebrews 11 and Romans 3:28.

The God of the Old Testament is same God of the New Testament. The object of faith has always been the same: The Lord Jesus Christ. Just because there were varying degrees of understanding and knowledge does not imply that the object of Old Testament saints was God the Father and in the New Testament had the Son of God as their object. Jesus (Yeshua) has always been the object of saving faith for the Old Testament saints.

Let's ask the following questions: 1. Did not the preincarnate Christ walk and talk with Adam and Eve in the Garden and preached the the Gospel to them (Gen. 3: 1-15)? 2. Did the preincarnate Christ appear in human form and wrestle with Jacob (Gen. 32:24)?, 3. Did not Christ exist from all eternity before His incarnation? and 4. Did not the preincarnate Christ appear to Abraham in human form with the two angels and promised him a son? (Gen. 18:13, 17-33 of John 8:56-58)? and 5. Did not the Old Testament prophets speak about Christ "by the spirit of Christ which was in them" (1 Pet. 1:11)?

Although the Old Testament saints did not have as clear as picture as the New Testament saints, they were saved and believed in the preincarnate Christ. Read Psalms 2: 10-12 if you have any doubt about this, "Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, When His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him."

Endnotes: Studies in the Atonement by Dr. Robert A. Morey, pages 267-271 and also read his Trinity book entitled The Trinity: Evidence and Issues showing that the ancient Rabbis as stated in the Targums not only believed in a triune God but that the Messiah would be God. The book also shows how the Hebrew language taught a triune God--One God, but 3 distinctions. To purchase books go to (http://www.faithdefenders.com/). Also, recommended: Commentary on Galatians by Martin Luther (ISBN#0-8007-1702-3).

Q9: Christ said, "The Father is greater than I" (John 14:28).  What does this mean? The Jehovah Witnesses like to point this out to Evangelicals.

The word greater as used in the Bible was used in terms of office and work and not in reference to being or nature. By being an obedient servant, Christ was under the Father's authority. John 14:28 is in reference to the economical Trinity, not the ontological Trinity.  If the word better was used in the Bible, then it is contrasting superior and inferior beings. Christ is "better" than the angels (Heb. 7:19; 8-6). Yes, Christ is God (Heb. 1:3). Endnotes: Studies in the Atonement by Dr. Robert A Morey, page 73.

Q10: From which of David's sons was Jesus descended? Luke 3:31 it is traced through Nathan and in Matthew 1:6 Jesus' ancestry is traced through Solomon.

Joseph was a descendant of King David as well as Jesus. Matthew 1:1-16 gives this genealogy. Since Jesus was Joseph's adopted son, He became legal heir at least for inheritance reasons. Verse 16 in Matthew states: "And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ" (NASB). Joseph is never mentioned as having begotten Jesus--Joseph is referred to as "the husband of Mary", of whom [feminine genitive] Jesus was born. In other words, the contrast is clear--Abraham begat [egennesen] Isaac, etc., but Joseph never begat Jesus.  In Luke 3:23-38, the genealogical line is Mary. The record traces her genealogy to Adam (the commencement of the human race). Verse 23 in Luke 3 states that, "Jesus...being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph". This indicates that Jesus was not really the biological son of Joseph (the phrase "as was supposed"). Jesus sole human parent was Mary--her genealogy starting with Heli, who was actually Joseph's father-in-law, in contradistinction to Joseph's own father, Jacob (Matthew 1:16). Mary's line came through Nathan. Nathan was a son of Bathsheba according to 1 Chron. 3:5, the wife of David. Yes, Jesus was descended from David naturally through Nathan and legally through Solomon. Endnotes: Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties by Dr. Gleason L. Archer, page 316.

Q11: Did Jesus Weep over Jerusalem (Matt. 23:37)?

Let's first correctly quote the passage since it is wrongly quoted 99% of the time: "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not ." It does not say "How often I would have gathered you but you would not." You have to the take the passage and the entire chapter as a unit. Who is speaking? Jesus (v.1). Jesus is addressing his discourse at the temple and is speaking to disciples and multitudes (vv. 1-12). Christ is speaking to the Scribes and Pharisees in (vv.13-39). Christ condemned the Scribes and the Pharisees because they were the spiritual leaders and guides to Israel (vv. 1, 2, 7, 10, 16, 24). Christ cursed the Scribes and the Pharisees because they killed the prophets (vv. 31-35) and they were hindering men from entering the kingdom (v. 13).

So what did the word "Jerusalem" mean in this context? Jesus was referring to the Scribes and Pharisees. Look at the parallel passage in Luke 13:31-35. The condemnation in v. 38 is repeated from v.36 and applied to them (Matt. 21:43-45). There is no univeralistic interpretation here. You cannot infer that "Jerusalem" refers to all the inhabitants of the city--whom does "thy children" refer? No, Christ was not in an emotional state when He called the Scribes and Pharisees "Jerusalem". Christ, in righteous anger, pronounced a curse upon them and there were no tears and no sobs! Endnotes: Studies in the Atonement by Dr. Robert A. Morey, pages 286-288.

Q12: What is the difference between Judicial forgiveness and Parental Forgiveness? Should true Christians still confess to God even though they are saved and written in the Book of Life? Is this important for Evangelism?

Heard of the Lord's Prayer? Forgive us our sins (Matthew 6:8-13). You have heretics, who do not know the Greek, going around telling Christians they do not have to ask for forgiveness and stating that the Greek phrase in Matthew 6, verse 12 meant we are forgiven--when you parse the Greek word in verse 12, it does not mean this. Unfortunately, you have misguided Christians mixing up justification (past, present and future sins are forgiven--positional forgiveness) with sanctification (relational forgiveness) and stating that Christians do not have to confess their sins or repent. [See Dr. John MacArthur's article on "Confessing Sins" and Dr. Robert A. Morey's free sermons on the Book of Romans (justification by faith alone through Christ alone)].

In The Book of Revelation and the letters to the churches, every church except the Philadelphia Church gets a warning to repent if guilty of that sin (see Revelation 2 & 3). Do you remember King David? A man after God's own heart--when King David was confronted by Nathan the prophet about his murder of Uriah and adultery with Bathsheba (See 2 Samuel 11:14), he confessed his sins to God (see Psalm 51 & 2 Samuel 12:13). King David possessed the same Holy Spirit that New Testament Christians have and was justified the same way as the New Testament saints--that is, justifiied "solely" (i.e. "only") through faith in Yeshua Ha-Mashiah (it was his faith of the Christ/Messiah to come--the 2nd person of the Trinity--and King David could not loose his salvation). And Christ Himself says: "Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad." (John 8:56 NKJV) (See Acts 15:10, 11, I Corinthians 10:4, Hebrews 11 and Martin Luther's Commentary on Galatians--ISBN#0-8007-1702-3 and chart on Judicial Forgiveness vs.Parental Forgiveness in the book entitled Studies in The Atonement by Dr. Robert A. Morey, page 183 and Do Christians have to keep asking for Forgiveness?) Also, Christians can resist the Holy Spirit (Acts 7:51). If you are convicted of sin from the Holy Spirit (3rd person of the Trinity) and do not repent--that is resisting the Holy Spirit (John 16:8). See the Witnessing Tab for information on why this is necessary for Evangelism.

Yes, God is Sovereign (God has predetermined the elect and is in total control) and man is Accountable--our finite minds will not be able to reconcile the two statements that are both true. True Christians will face the judgment seat (I Corinthians 3:10-23, 2 Corinthians 5:10)--it is called judgement of the saved or BEMA judgement where you get your rewards and are judged on what you did as Christians on this earth (this is not condemnation, which is the judgement of the lost; see Rev. 20:11-15).

Note: At death a believer's spirit or soul is at once completetely perfected and purified. The saints are "the spirits of justified men made perfect" (Hebrews 12:23). Then believers bodies are completely sanctified at the Second Coming of Christ at the resurrection (see I Thess. 5:23, Phil. 3:20-21, I Cor. 15:35, I Cor. 15:44, I Cor. 15:49, I Cor. 15:51-57, Rom. 8:30, I Cor. 2:7, Rom. 9:23). In other words, the saints are being sanctified during their life time, but at the glorification of the saints when God creates a New Heaven and New Earth were righteousness dwells the saints are perfected free of God's curse on man and the earth (Gen. 3:17, cf Rom. 8:18-23; 2 Pet. 3:3-13). Yes, the saints will not be able to sin--it will be impossible for the perfected saints to sin anymore because they were rendered perfectly righteous and all sins are completely eradicated by Almighty God ! Nothing defiled or unclean can enter heaven (Rev. 21:27). Adam and Eve were made perfect, but were not perfected.

Q13: Who are the Nephilim? (Genesis 6)

The Nephilim are always referred to as "mighty men of old", "men of renown", "giants" or "fallen ones".  Why were the males called "sons of God" and the women "daughters of men"? If the women were all unbelievers, why were they called "daughters of men"?  This seems to emphasize that the "sons" were not of "men", but from another world. I do not think that the flood was a result of male descendants of Seth married some unbelieving women, but rather the result of demons coming down and mating with humans and produced half-human/half-demon mutants (the Nephilim). This is also found in many ancient legends and many Rabbis interpreted "the sons of God" (Genesis 6:2;Psalm 29:1,Daniel 3:25) in the Bible as referring to messengers/angels--the phrase did not change its meaning until much later. (See 2 Peter 2:4, 5.) Since Moses wrote Genesis and the only Biblical book in existence, then Moses understanding of the term "sons of God" would be "fallen angels".  Endnotes: Satan's Devices/Breaking Free From the Schemes of the Enemy by Dr. Robert A. Morey, pages 79-84. ( Also, see Return of the Giants (A Dark Tale of the Nephilim) by Robert T. Brooke and the free article entitled Bloodlines of the Nephilim--a Biblical Study & YouTube By TV host of PrisonPlanet Lee Ann McADoo on the movie" Noah: The Fallen Angels are Good Guys?" and the Nephilim--perverting the story of Genesis (04/01/14)

Q14: Is the Cabal Biblical or an abomination to Yahweh?

The historic hermeneutic principles of grammatical exegesis was thrown out by the Cabalists . Cabalism (that which is received) arose in Germany around 1200 A.D. (12th century) among the European Hasidic Jews. It is an occultic form of mysticism and a deliberate rejection of Moses Maimonides and was always considered by Orthodox Jews as occultic. This is why "Bible Numerics" is a fraud.  The origins can be traced back to Greek philosophers such as Pythagoras --pantheism, astrology, magic, sorcery, gnosticism,  reincarnation, numerology can be attributed to the influence of Greek philosophy. The monstrous Golem and Tarot card were invented by the Cabalists. Yes, the Cabal is an abomination to Yahweh ( see I Samuel 15:22-23.) Endnotes: Bible Numerics: Fact or Fantasy? by Dr. Robert A. Morey, pages 6 & 9.

Q15: What about appealing to the Conscience in Evangelism? Is this Biblical?

An excerpt from Chapter 11, pages 331-333 from the book entitled The Bible, Natural Law, and Natural Theology: Conflict or Compromise? by Dr. Robert A. Morey:

The Biblical Concept of the Conscience

The word English word “conscience” carries a great deal of cultural and philosophical baggage that has been collected down through the centuries. Natural Law theorists naively assume that the word refers to the Stoic idea of an infallible divine faculty resident in “human nature.” They do not define or defend their assumption. They simply assume that is what the word means.

The biblical concept of the “conscience” has nothing to do with Stoicism. The Hebrew Old Testament never refers to the “conscience.” There isn’t even a Hebrew word for it. No one in the Torah ever appealed to it as an inner judge of right and wrong. Since the Jews had the Torah, they did not need a conscience.

In the New Testament, the word never appears in the Gospels and is never referred to by Jesus or the Twelve. In the Epistles, the Greek word simply means “joint”, “knowledge” ( ) and has no ontological reality. It simply meant to be sincere in what you say and do. This is why it is used as the opposite to lying in Rom. 9:1.

I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my
conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit,

Barclay and Nida point out that the word,

Conscience may be variously translated, depending
upon the particular set of associations connected with
certain terms or phrases—for example, “my heart,”
“my innermost,” “that which speaks within me,” or
“the voice in my heart.”

In Acts 23:1 Paul said,

And Paul, looking intently at the Council, said,
"Brethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good
conscience before God up to this day."

Newman and Nida analyze the word (“conscience”) in this text to mean “in my heart I have no serious questions about my whole life before God.” Vincent’s Word Studies in the New Testament defined in the following way.

In scripture we are to view conscience, as Bishop Ellicott remarks, not in its abstract nature, but in its practical manifestations. Hence it may be weak (1 Cor. 8:7, 12), unauthoritative, and awakening only the feeblest emotion. It may be evil or defiled (Heb. 10:22; Tit. 1:15), through consciousness of evil practice. It may be seared (1 Tim. 4:2), branded by its own testimony to evil practice, hardened and insensible to the appeal of good. On the other hand, it may be pure (2 Tim. 1:3), unveiled, and giving honest and clear moral testimony. It may be void of offence (Acts 24:16), unconscious of evil intent or act: good, as here, or honorable (Heb. 13:18). The expression and the idea, in the full Christian sense, are foreign to the Old Testament, where the testimony to the character of moral action and character is borne by external revelation rather than by the inward moral consciousness.

As Walvoord and Zuck point out, the post-lapsarian conscience of man,

is not an absolutely trustworthy indicator of what is right. One’s conscience can be “good” (Acts 23:1; 1 Tim. 1:5, 19) and “clear” (Acts 24:16; 1 Tim. 3:9; 2 Tim. 1:3; Heb. 13:18), but it can also be “guilty” (Heb. 10:22), “corrupted” (Titus 1:15), “weak” (1 Cor. 8:7, 10, 12), and “seared” (1 Tim. 4:2). All people need to trust the Lord Jesus Christ so that “the blood of Christ” might “cleanse [their] consciences” (Heb. 9:14).

When Natural theologians interpret the word as a reference to the pagan Greek concept of a divine faculty resident in “human nature,” they are guilty of reading pagan ideas back into Scripture. Scripture should be interpreted while standing on Mt. Zion, not Mt. Olympus.

1 The KJV translates the Hebrew word (heart) is mistranslated “conscience” in a few places. When one Natural theologian demanded that be interpreted to mean the “conscience,” I pointed him to Pro. 28:26, which says that whoever trusts in his is a fool. If he wants to refer to the conscience, then Scripture forbids us to trust the conscience!

In other words, the conscience is unreliable to determine what right or wrong is—this is why the law (special revelation) is preached to show people they are guilty before God and need to repent of their sins. The conscience cannot be used to establish universal laws. Otherwise Apostle Paul would not have stated that he would not have known what sin is if the law was not revealed to him.

What should we say, then? Is the law sinful? Of course not! In fact, I wouldn’t have known sin if it had not been for the law. For I wouldn’t have known what it means to covet if the law had not said, “You must not covet.” (Romans 7:7, ISV)

It should also be noted that the “law is not written in the hearts” of the unconverted. Romans 2:15 (NKJV) states, “who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them.” It is the work of law, not the law written in their hearts! Only when a person becomes converted/regenerated that the law is written in their hearts (see Hebrews 8:7-13).

Man’s condemnation comes from the inherited depravity from Adam (Rom. 5:12-21). Thus the presence or absence of Torah does not determine the condemnation of sinners. We are “born in sin and conceived iniquity” (Psa. 51:5); we are “already perishing” () from the moment we are conceived (1Cor. 1:18); we are “dead in trespasses and sins” (Eph. 2-1-2). Yes, we are guilty from birth because of Adam and Eve’s imputation of sin. Apostle Paul never tells us that Creation can lead us to salvation. Creation is sufficient to condemn us, but not sufficient to save us. The Gentiles have the light of Creation but suppress () the witness of Creation and worship the Creation instead of the Creator (Romans 1:25) because they cannot do otherwise unless God reveals Himself through Special Revelation and grants them repentance and faith. General Revelation is not Natural Law, but God’s activity of revealing Himself (Romans 1:19). However, man’s depravity does not allow God’s revelation to get through. Apostle Paul states that we all,

suppress the truth in unrighteousness

(Rom. 1:18)

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A Christian Student’s Survival Guide (New Edition--10/21/16-- has color pictures in every chapter and has been expanded and the book's size has been reduced in dimension (7.44 x 9.69), 384 pages)).

Q16: Why Christian Clubs on College and University Campuses should not invite guest speakers who have been indoctrinated in Natural Theology and Natural Law--many adhere to Thomas Aquinas (1225 - 1274 AD) who got his philosophy from Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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Aquinas, an apostate, by Gentile da Farbriano (1400 A.D.) Vs. The Reformation, True Men of God

Evangelical theologians have historically believed that:

1. The Bible is the Verbal, Plenary, Inspired, infallible, Inerrant Word of God;

2. Rejected the Roman Catholic concept of the “doctrine of invincible ignorance” (see Catholic Catechism, 1994) that states that the Heathen could discover enough truth either from nature or human reason/rationalism, observation/empirism, etc. outside of special revelation (the Bible) to be saved, which mainline Protestants adopted during the 1920’s as part of their liberalism;

3. Evangelicals believed that the Heathen must hear of and believe in Jesus Christ and His Gospel to be saved;

4.  All religions developed outside of or in total isolation from Biblical religion were wicked, idolatrous, violent, vile, perverted—examples: cannibalism and human sacrifices of Native American religions, Central and Southern American Religions such as the Mayans, Zapotecs, Mixtecs,  Aztecs. Central and Southern Africa and Asian religions were just as evil;

5. Common ground with all people via Creation, Fall, and Redemption, not humanistic common grounds such as the misnomer that Apostle Paul used pagan philosophy on Mars Hill as common ground between him and the unbelievers, he actually insulted their belief system.  Apostle Paul never appealed to reason or rationality in Acts 17, but reasoned or “argued with them from the Scriptures”—the Apostles and Prophets, preached the Gospel to Gentiles and Jews, which included sin and repentance (see the Witnessing Tab for article titled Paul’s Purpose at Athens & The  Problem of “Common Ground” by Dr. Wright on this subject); and

6.  History has a beginning and an end and is progressing to a predetermined end (the earth will be burned, people resurrected for judgment—eternal life or eternal condemnation--and then a new heavens and new earth will be ushered in by the Lord), not that there is a positive progress in history and everything is getting better that has led to such heresies as evolution, Marxism.; this is why the philosophies of Lenin, Marx, Darwin and Hegel falls apart if history is not progressing toward a good end.

During the 1980’s, the Evangelical community did not have a solid commitment to the authority of the Bible, many so-called Evangelicals have adopted the Roman Catholic view that the Heathen could be saved without accepting Jesus Christ as their savior—this is also known as the “The wideness of God’s mercy” coined by John Sanders, Clark Pinnock, and Robert Schuler (Billy Graham even agreed with this doctrine on his TV program—see YouTube on the Witnessing Tab).  This has caused many Protestants to convert to Roman Catholicism.

A List of Protestant Apostates

Return to Rome_Dr. Francis Beckwith

Apostacy: Open Letter to Roman Catholic Friends & Roman Catholicism Today & The Papacy—was Peter the first Pope by Dr. Walter R. Martin?--PDF & Ten Reasons Why Christians and Catholics Do Not Agree & Free 7-part video of a scholarly debate between Protestant Apologist Dr. Robert A. Morey and Roman Catholic Apologist Dr. Robert Fastiggi entitled Geneva vs. Rome

A list of Protestant Apostates: Peter Kreeft, author of Ecumenical Jihad, Handbook of Christian Apologetics [published by InterVarsity Press (IVP)], J. Budziszewski, Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Frank Beckwith (who taught a Princeton University), etc.

It should be noted that Dr. Frank Beckwith was on the faculty of Princeton University as a Visting Research Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions in the Department of Politics (2002 - 03) and the NJIAT President confronted Dr. Beckwith twice about his false teachings--once on the street while a group of Evangelicals (that included myself) were witnessing in Princeton (Dr. Beckwith with is wife stopped to take the two-question Heaven Test, "If you were to die tonight, would you go to Heaven"? (they also made false allegations against Dr. Robert A. Morey--they did not realize I (NJIAT President) had read most of Dr.Morey's books) and at a James Madison conference at Princeton University. Alvin Plantinga was also a speaker at the conference. Dr. Beckwith back then claimed to be a Protestant, but adopted Roman Catholic theology/Natural Theology. I told Dr. Beckwith at the James Madison lecture that you cannot get truth from "human reason." Of course, he would quote a verse from the Bible out of context, such as Acts 17:2-3, "he reasoned with them from the Scriptures" to prove the pagan Greek concept of "human reason." The Bible never defines the word "reason" with the pagan Greek abstract concept of "human reason." What did the Apostle do? "He reasoned from What"?--the Scriptures, not man's reason!

Listing someone as a Protestant Apostate does not imply that the person(s) are evil or immoral, but rather that they have abandoned the historic Protestant Reformation theology such as justification by faith alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone; that is, saved “solely” through faith in Christ. It is “imputed” righteousness, not “infused” righteousness, which is a works-based salvation--they are under eternal condemnation by God. This is a false Gospel condemned in the book of Galatians--the Bible is the ultimate authority in all matters. For a list of Evangelicals who have fallen prey to Natural Theology and Natural Law see Review to Everyone an Answer by EDS below and for other reviews go to Book Reviews on the Apologetics Tab. Recommended book on this subject: The Bible, Natural Theology And Natural Law: Conflict or Comprimise?  by Dr. Robert A. Morey.  

Recommended articles and reviews for college/university students and the misled Christian leadership on college/university campuses, especially at Princeton University

Dr. William Lane Craig in the early 2000s--sponsored by the Veritas Forum at Princeton University--on the topic "Does God Exist"?

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Dr. William Lane Craig & Aristotle (384 BC to 322 BC)

I (NJIAT President) was at a lecture given by Dr. William Lane Craig in the early 2000s--sponsored by the Veritas Forum -- Princeton University--on the topic "Does God Exist"? During the question and answer session, a Muslim student asked the following question, "Why is Christianity true and the other religions false"? The other students started to applaud--the students were not interested in whether God existed or not, but which God is true. Unfortunately, Dr. Craig did not want to engage the students on this topic. Dr. Craig is a nice guy--however, he has been misled by natural theology. The NJIAT President also asked him the following question, "How can you get the message of Christ crucified by nature, that is, looking at the sky?" Dr. Craig did admit that you need to preach the Gospel. This is a perfect example of "political correctness" on university campuses--there was no preaching of the Gospel of Christ and the heathen religions were not refuted as Apostle Paul did in his preaching. A Princeton University Jewish student in the audience did speak to the NJIAT president after the lecture and asked him, "Do people who do not accept the Messiah go to hell?" Yes, the NJIAT president did answer the student, but first explained what a true follower of Yeshua Ha-Mashiach is and not everyone who grows up as a cultural Christian is going to heaven--in other words, everyone is in the same boat, not just the Jews. Most cultural Christians, especially in the United States, are not true followers of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and will be eternally condemned--they are not "born from above" like Moses, King David, the Prophets, Apostles, etc. (The Old Testament saints believed in the preincarnate Christ and were saved the same way (justified by faith alone) as the New Testament saints; Moses spoke to the Word in the burning bush-see FAQ--Q8.) The NJIAT President also explained to her that there was no Roman Catholic Church, Baptist Church, etc. in 1st century Christianity and that Christianity is really a sect of Judaism (the Way)--the first converts were Jewish. She thanked me (NJIAT President) for giving her an honest answer.

It is unfortunate that Veritas Forum will not sponsor real Protestant Evangelicals, who are not adherents to Greek philosophy/Natural Theology or Intelligent design (because they do not believe what the Bible says on creation and therefore will not defend the Book of Genesis), and can actually defend the Bible intellectually and refute Greek philosophy and non-Christian religions and present the Gospel. Most of the speakers invited at Princeton University that call themselves Protestant are really Roman Catholic in their theology and philosophy--they are Thomists (adherents to Thomas Aquinas, who was an heretic). They are really Roman Catholics--see Roman Catholicism Today. Dr. Cornelius Van Til, Dr. Gordon Clark, Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Dr. Carl Henry, Martin Luther, John Calvin, the Apostles and so on condemned Greek philosophy/ Natural Theology as anti-biblical.

Princeton University invites Dr. Mark Knoll from Wheaton College, who is an adherent to Aquinas’ Natural Theology & Natural Law (a secret Thomist) Sponsored by Manna Christian Fellowship on 03/05/05

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Dr. Mark Noll & Thomas Aquinas (1225-74 AD) in Ascoli Piceno, Italy by Carlo Crivelli (15th C)


 Dr. Mark Noll from Wheaton College, who is now teaching at Notre Dame (a Jesuit college) and a Thomist, gave a lecture on 03/05/05 entitled Problems with Present Systems: Reasons for Voting None of the Above at Princeton University (he was sponsored by  Manna Christian Fellowship --Princeton University, a respectable Bible based Evangelical club on campus consisting of mostly Chinese students, who had good intentions).  Dr. Mark Noll defended Thomas Aquinas and Natural Theology when confronted with a question by the President of NJIAT that Natural Theology is anti-Biblical. Dr. Noll got very defensive and stated, "are you putting down 'Thomas Aquinas'?" and then some of the Princeton University Christian students in the audience started to laugh. I also told him that Aquinas was called the "dumb ox". It was sad and unfortunate that many of the Princeton University students attending this lecture were ignorant to the fact that Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) was a heretic, who renounced his philosophical work and refused to write anything else on natural theology at the end of his life--Aquinas declared, "all my work is like straw!" Aquinas denied justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, apart from works; justification is that act of God in which the imputed righteousness of Christ is credited to your account--he believed in infused righteousness, which is a works based salvation in addition to other heresies (see what Aquinas wrote in his Summa Theologica, ii, 1, question 100, article 12)].  It was Aquinas who took Aristotle's false dichotomy of form/essence and refined it into the secular/sacred dichotomy that opened the doors for secular humanism to take over Western philosophy, science, ethics, art, politics, and theology. It also opened the doors to the "Purpose-Driven Humanist Seeker Church" movement (Christians should look to the needs of the community instead of the Bible when it comes to the structure of the church). Evangelical ministries should not be promoting or endorsing Natural Theology, Thomas Aquinas (a heretic) or sponsoring speakers who are humanist apologists (Natural Theologians)—Dr. Cornelius Van Til, Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Dr. Gordon Clark, Dr. Carl Henry, Martin Luther, John Calvin and so on condemned Natural Theology and Thomas Aquinas. Recommended material for Manna Christian Fellowship:

1. Free 7-part video of a scholarly debate between Protestant Apologist Dr. Robert A. Morey and Roman Catholic Apologist Dr. Robert Fastiggi entitled Geneva vs. Rome;

2. Roman Catholicism Today ; 3. Review to “Everyone an Answer” by EDS. Beckwith, Craig, and Moreland (the review gives a brief summary/history on how Greek Philosophy/Natural Theology is contaminating the 21st century Evangelical church) - PDF; 4. Q & A part 6 video lecture series by Dr. Robert A. Morey given to an Evangelical Chinese (CEM) audience at DeSales University in 2011; click DeSales University--part 6 and watch video on how to answer tough questions; and 5. Creation tab--yes, you can defend the Book of Genesis against the humanists.


“Can there be morality without God?” Princeton University had a debate between Mr. Dinesh D’Souza and Dr. Peter Singer that was co-sponsored by Christian Union and The Fixed Point Foundation on December 3, 2008 (see website located at Princeton University Info Ticket Flyer--PDF)

Dinesh D'Souza

Dr. Peter Singer

Dr. Peter Singer, who is the Ira W. DeCamp professor of Bioethics at Princeton University & in 2004 was recognized as the Austrialian Humunist of the Year


 

Dinesh D'Souza

Unfortunately, many so-called Christian guest speakers invited by college and university Evangelical clubs such as Princeton University have been a disaster because the so-called Christian was an adherent to Thomas Aquinas, Natural Theology and Natural Law, ecumenical, worldview was not based on Sola Scriptura  (the Bible alone), but on Greek Philosophy—which God has declared human philosophy “foolishness” (1 Cor. 1:20)—and do not believe that the Bible is the Verbal, Plenary, Inspired, infallible, Inerrant  Word of God, and adopted the Roman Catholic concept of the “doctrine of invincible ignorance” that states the heathen can discover enough truth  from “nature” to be saved without hearing or believing in Jesus Christ and His Gospel.

This is why the debate co-sponsored by Christian Union and The Fixed Point Foundation on December 3, 2008 at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University between Mr. Dinesh D’Souza and Dr. Peter Singer was a big disappointment.  Many true blue Protestant apologists such as Dr. Robert A. Morey (About Faith Defenders & profile on Dr. Robert A. Morey) could have easily refuted Dr. Singer and Christ would have been glorified that evening and the students would have had intelligent Biblical answers to their questions—Dr. Gordon Clark, Dr. Van Til, Dr. Francis Schaeffer, and the other great true blue Protestant apologists, if alive, would have also easily defeated Dr. Singer or any other person with a non-Christian belief system.)

Note: Dinesh D'Souza is a great individual that fights for what is right socially and politically and is currently being persecuted by Anti-God President Obama. D'Souza says Obama represents a new low in American politics. He has produced a new movie entitled  2016: Obama’s America  and has released a new book. See interview video on the Alex Jones Show on 06/09/14.

Dinesh D'Souza's book and movie

There are a few problems with movie/book America/Imagine a World Without Her.

Mr. D'Souza served for a period of time as a John M. Olin fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute that adheres to a neocon worldview, which Jonathan Clarke, a senior fellow at the Carnegies Council for Ethics in International Affairs. His book did expose warrentless searches by the Obama Adminstrative and his disregard for the Constitution, but did not mention America being involved with arming Al-Qaeda. Mr. D'Souza did acknowlege that Progressives want to bring America down, but did not want to acknowlege that the Globalists want to submerge the United States into a new world order of global governance and did not mention the influece of globalist foundations such as Ford, Carnegie, Rockefeller, etc. The world-government promoting Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) was not even mentioned in his book or movie. See Review of America/Imagine a World Without Her by The New American (book or film)--07/24/14.

Evangelical Clubs at the College of New of New Jersey (TCNJ) Sponsor Evangelical apologist (Frank Turek) to debate Christopher Hitchens (Atheist) on March 31, 2009 (see the TCNJ Flyer--PDF)

Christopher Hitchens attends the College of New Jersey on 03/31/09

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) on, March 31, 2009, held a debate between Frank Turek (a nice guy, but brain washed by the Thomists --who adhere to the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas-- and Christopher Hitchens.  You basically had two humanists arguing with each other, but Christopher Hitchens was smart enough to know that Paley and Rationalism (David Hume refuted Rationalism and the mechanistic worldview) had been discredited a long time ago. Christopher Hitchens also exposed Mother Teresa as a fraud (see Mother Teresa and Biblical Christianity). The NJIAT president did confront Frank Turek after the lecture on his adherence to Natural Theology and Natural Law--he did not want to listen to correction. Dr. Francis Schaeffer stated, “A Christian humanist is a humanist.”

 

Q17: Why are Jesuit-trained apologists on the college circuit?

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Aquinas & Plato & Aristotle & Apostle Paul witnessing in Athens & refuting Greek Philosophy


Dr. Norman Geisler was the first to openly break with the historic evangelical position on Aquinas. In his small book defending Thomas Aquinas, he stated that since the previous generation of Protestant apologists, such as Carl Henry, Francis Schaeffer, Van Til, etc. were now dead, the time was now ripe for him and other secret Thomists to come “out of the closet.” These Jesuit-trained Thomists would have had their sorry asses kicked out of the evangelical circuit (especially at Princeton University) by the great Evangelical scholars, if they were alive, such as Dr. Van Til, Dr. Gordon Clark, Dr. Carl  F. Henry, Dr. Francis Schaeffer, etc. They all rejected Aquinas’ Natural Theology and Natural Law. They understood that the doctrine of sola scriptura was the basis of the Reformation—that is, Scripture alone. See Apologetics Radio Presentation: Warning of the Apostacy with your modern so-called Evangelical Apologists (a 2 minute video) & Review to “Everyone an Answer” by EDS. Beckwith, Craig, and Moreland (Find out what is wrong with this apologetic book) - PDF

Q18: Comments for the Christian Leadership on College/University Campuses regarding the recent Supreme Court Ruling (Christian Legal Society v. Martinez)

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Judge and Prophetess Deborah (1,200 -- 1,124 BC; Book of Judges) by Gustave Dore

There recent decision by 5 wicked Supreme Court Justices against Christian clubs (Christian Legal Society v. Martinez) was the result of secular humanists judges being appointed to the Supreme Court —elections have consequences and look at who appointed the Supreme Court Justices that ruled against Christians.  The ACLJ represented the following Christian campus ministries that operate across the nation:  The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ, the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Campus Bible Fellowship International, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, Young Life (through its Young Life College program), the Navigators, ReJOYce IN JESUS Ministries, Inc., and the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). The ACLJ also represented Alpha Delta Chi, a national Christian sorority, and Alpha Gamma Omega, a national Christian fraternity.

I would ask these groups the following question:  “Are they teaching the students to apply the Lordship of Christ to politics and voting?”  Take the test: How would God Vote?--PDF. The recent voting record for the 2008 & 2012 Presidential election and Congressional races (Voting Index for your U.S. Senator & Congressman) of many of the college Christian leadership on campus reveals they are either misinformed, secular humanists in their worldview or just stupid. (See Dr. James Manning, black radio host and Christian Bible believing minister in Harlem, NY who states that the illegal occupant President is a quasi-Muslim, an anti-Christ and a homosexual deviant and he also exposes the false conservatives such as Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, etc. and how the black and white Evangelical community is misled about what is really happening in politics, etc. Listen to his live radio: The Manning Report. Weekdays from 3PM to 6PM ET located at (www.atlah.org). Call 646-845-9707 or download on iphone.) Consult the ACLJ on the recent decision—they are located at http://www.aclj.org/  or see the Christian Legal Help Tab. Also, see the Politics/Voting Tab in order to understand what is happening in this country and to understand what the two-party system is doing. Shame on the college ministries for promoting one of the most anti-Christian Presidents in the history of the United States named Barack Obama.

If the college students are so interested in social justice, why are they not standing against the "so-called free trade agreements" that are creating a slave labor class and eliminating the middle class--Obama has been pushing "free trade agreements" relentlessly (see Sorry Protesters: Your Jobs are being sent to China--Obama does what the Bankers tell him to do & Banker-Owned Obama considers Corporate sponsorship and the NDAA that was passed by Obama that basically eliminated your 4th and 5th Amendments (a human rights issue) and supporting terrorists groups (that both administrations did) around the world such as Al-Qaeda to overthrow Syria and Libya). The insurance companies wrote most of Obamacare, not the health care providers--see Obamacare to Bankrupt Families and Businesses. Even the ACLU is suing Obama.

Q19: Does a Nation's Culture Reflect its Worldview? (beliefs, values, morals etc.)

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Parmenides (515/540 BC) & Heraclitus (535 BC) by Johannes Moreelse (1603 - 1634)

A nation’s culture reflects its worldview (beliefs, values, morals, etc.)  A culture is judged on the basis of its laws, which are codified beliefs, values, and morals (Jeremiah 6:22-23; Titus 1:12-13).  Pre-Christian Greek and Roman pagan cultures codified anti-biblical laws supporting infanticide, abortion, child abuse and rape, suicide, incest, murder for entertainment, etc.  These laws were changed after the Christians became involved in the culture-forming process in the Roman Empire.  There are no secular/sacred, nature/grace (Thomas Aquinas), mind/matter (Plato), form/essence (Aristotle) and phenomenal/noumenal (Emmanuel Kant) dichotomies taught in the bible—Christ is Lord over all of life as taught by the Bible and Reformation, which believed in sola scriptura (special revelation) in deciding truth, morals, justice and beauty.  Yes, all of life is under the Lordship of Christ—all of life is religious and there is no secular realm. Unfortunately, Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274 A.D.) embraced Aristotle’s philosophy [although his intention was to defend Christianity] and the return of the dichotomistic thought of “Essence/ Form” that became “Grace/ Nature”— reason vs. faith, which was renamed “nature” and “grace”; some things were true according to reason and some things were true according to faith.  This is not Biblical. The real debate is between “special revelation” vs. “human reason”, “experience”, etc. in determining truth—one cannot have absolutes without a sovereign God.

 (In other words, it was an attempt by the Greek philosophers to reconcile the contradictory philosophies of pre-Socratic philosophers Parmenides (6th-5th century B.C. and “The Father of Rationalism”), which taught:

  • Reality is what you think it is (human autonomy, ontological thinking)
  • Being is static and eternal—does not move or change, no such thing as rust
  • Reality is perfect
  • There are no particulars—the car is not separate from the parking lot
  • The crippled guy is an illusion; this is what Hinduism--whose origins can be traced to a mysterious tribe of Europeans called the Aryans, who invaded and conquered Northern India between 1500 BC and 500 BC (the light skinned Brahmins of Northern India claim to be their physical and spiritual descendants)--Zen Buddhism, Christian Science Church teach; that is--there is no evil, there is no pain, there is no death, reality is an illusion, etc. and,

Heraclitus (6th-5th century B.C. and “The Father of Empiricism” and “Skepticism”), which taught:

  • Knowledge is related strictly to the senses—it comes by way of the senses (touch, taste, smell, hear and feel)
  • Knowledge is reduced to things experienced from the five senses
  • No such thing as being
  • Everything is changing (in flux)—nothing remains the same
  • Change is real; permanence is an  illusion1

                                             
1Dr. Robert A. Morey,  “The Ancient Philosophers,” A Modern Day Apologist, A Collection of Classics 1972 to 2007, 35th Anniversary Anthology (Christian Scholars Press) pages 271-283. (www.faithdefenders.com)

The Failure of Greek Philosophy

Both Parmenides and Heraclitus’s philosophies were failures and all subsequent philosophies thereafter except Biblical Christianity (special revelation).  Absolute idealism does not correspond to experience, which is the final test.  Pour hot water on an idealist who says there is no pain and you will discover there is pain. Also, if every thing is one, perfect, and all is God, where did evil come from?  Senses are not trustworthy either and hence you end up with no knowledge. Individuals (adhering to empiricism) are assuming that only thru your senses you can have knowledge and they realize you cannot have certain knowledge because one’s senses can be unreliable like looking at an oar in the water—to be certain there that there is no certain knowledge is self-refuting

Aquinas opened the door for secular humanism to take over politics, ethics, science, Western philosophy, art, and theology in Europe and America. This is why the secular humanists want to root out all sacred symbols from our society such as “In God we trust” on our coins.  Also, American Christians developed an inward focus on personal piety—as a result of the Fundamentalist-Liberal debate in the 1920’s--to the exclusion of any concern for the culture-forming process.  (This extreme separationism was in clear violation of Apostle Paul’s explicit statements in I Cor. 5:9-13.) It is sad that many so-called Christians in the 21st century would not know a Christian World and Life View if it bit them on the “ASS”.  

[For further information on Greek philosophy (Natural Theology), see the Apologetics tab on this website. Apostle Paul was hostile and caustic towards Greek philosophy, “See to it that no one enslaves you through philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8, ISV).]

Q20: Students Should be Warned of so-called Christian Psychological Counseling & Why Outlawing Psychiatric Drugs is important--why were all the high school shooters on some kind of Psychaitric Drugs that causes violent behavior?

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Counterfeit Counseling Psychological Seduction Psychiatry Kills

Anti-psychiatry demonstration in Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2005 (Photo By Legolam, via Wikimedia Commons)

Don't Let Your Child See a Psychiatrist. Ever. and School Shooter Adam Lanza likely on Meds; labeled as 'Personality Disorder'--why don't the "senseless asses" in Congress outlaw psychiatric drugs and Ban Prozac And Other Mass Murder Drugs Not Guns!--short video (12/15/12) and Proven Solutions to Ending School Shootings--advise from the Israelis and Gun Control Kills Kids--Israel has learned from experience that terrorists stopped shooting kids at schools when ordinary citizens started to carry concealed pistols. (See Homeland Security Tab and subtitle What can be done to Prevent School Shootings? for further informaiton on this subject.)

The Puritan Christians were using the Bible effectively for what they called 'soul care'. Why has the Evanglelical Church turned to counseling based on psychology and therapy whose ideas came from Sigmund Freud, which is contrary to the Bible? See DVD's entitled Counterfeit Counseling and Psychological Seduction.

Citizens Commission on Human RightsWatchdog Investigating & Exposing Psychiatric Human Rights Violations

PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries--the Christian ministry of Dr. Martin and Deidre Bobgan

(Also, see PDF on Psychology & the Church below; one will find some great books written on this subject such as PsychoHeresy that examines four commonly-held myths about psychology, analyzes attempts to integrate psychology with the Bible, reveals research exposing the fallacies of psychological counseling, and encourages a return to Biblical foundations for Christian living by Dr. Martin & Deidre Bobgan—recommended by Dr. Jay E. Adams, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Dave Hunt & T.A McMahon).

Christian psychologists justify visualizing "Jesus" as a necessary "inner healing" therapeutic technique for dealing with "traumas" that are supposedly buried in the unconscious. This is nothing more than shamanism (witchcraft)--visualizing "inner guides" that are also used in self-improvement techniques. What happened to prayer, repentance, obedience, faith, filling of the Spirit, etc.?    

Did you know that occult and New Age authors boldly brag that the human founding fathers of Psychotherapy and Psychology received their understandings from “familiar spirits”? Did you know that some pastors today are taking over churches and church bank accounts and then selling the land and the church? James Sundquist, author of Who’s Driving the Purpose Driven Church? and Rick Warren’s Global P.E.A.C.E. Plan, and David Bay reveal how the Emerging Church and Purpose Driven Church movements are destroying Christianity in the United States. (See the following website: The Perfect Peace Plan and Why is every human emotion classified as a mental disorder? )

  Psychology and the Church - PDF

Secular Psychology and Christian Psychology vs. Biblical Counseling 
http://www.swrb.com/

Articles exposing the false teachings of so-called Christian Psychology.      http://www.thebereancall.org/search/node/psychology 

Q21: Women Elders in the Early Church?--the answer might be a surprise to both sides of the issue (they could be both wrong).

Dr. Robert A. Morey answers the question about Women Elders in the Early Church?

The early church did have women deaconesses and elders (mature women/spiritually mature1 Timothy 5:9-13, Titus 2:3-5, the presbutidas-i.e., women elders); however, the women elders discipled the young women and they did teach in the church (I Corinthians 11:5).

A quote from the New Testament commentary by William Hendriksen & Simon J. Kistemaker, page 369, 1993, July 2002 4th printing, ISBN#0-8010-5260-2 on I Corinthians 11:5):

a. "But every woman who prays or prophecies." Verses 4 and 5 are parallel and reveal the equality of men and women in the church. In the Old Testament era, not the woman but the man received the sign of the covenant (e.g., Gen. 17). He served as representative for the woman. But in the New Testament era, male and female are one in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28). That is, both man and woman are equal before the Lord. This becomes evident when Paul ascribes the religious functions of praying and prophesying to both man and woman. Both men and women know that their prophesying consists of teaching and preaching God's revelation or exhorting and counseling others from the Scriptures (see Acts 18:26).

Note: Matthew 5:17-19 is misinterpreted by the liberals and legalists. Answer to liberals: Christ was contradicting the rabbinic interpretation of the Torah, which had externalized it. Answer to legalists from an excerpt on page 152 from revised 2016 A Christian Student's Survival Guide:

Note: Legalists also twist Matt. 5:17-19 to bring people back into bondage with the "Old/Mosaic Covenant" such as Sabbath keeping, food laws, women cannot teach or hold an office (see I Cor. 5:11 & I Timothy 13:5-9), etc. However, even under the "Old/Mosaic Covenant" there were women Prophetesses (Miriam (Exodus 15:20-21), Huldah (2 Kings 22:14), Noadiah (Nehemiah 6:14), Isaiah's wife (Isaiah 8:3) and Judges/Leaders (Deborah; Judges 4:4-5)). The New Testament has Anna & The daughters of Philip as examples of Prophetesses under the "New Covenant" (Luke 2:36 & Acts 21:9) and Presbutidas (women elders that "teach the women"; see Titus 2: 3-5) and Deaconesses (who were women; see Romans 16:1). Yes, men are still the "head of the household" (this is a different sphere -- the family: see Ephesians 5:22-24). The Bible tells us "do not be under the beggarly elements" of the Old/Mosaic Covenant (Heb. 10:1). For example, Matt. 5:17-19 is not referring to individual laws, but the Scriptures. Christ was establishing a "New Covenant", not the Old/Mosaic Covenant polished--there are 6 Covenants in the Old Testament. The (6th) "New Covenant" is everlasting. (See my book entitled How the Old & New Testament Relate to Each Other.)

Women in the Old Testament were Prophetesses, Judges, Queens, heads of armies, business owners, etc. (see Judges 4:1-23; Proverbs 31:15-31; Kings 22:14-20; and Exodus 15:20-21).

A Quote from Dr. Robert A. Morey (a Hebrew and Greek scholar): "When I translated the Psalms for the ISV I discovered that Psalms 68:11 was mistranlated in the KJV: The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. The Hebrew Text actually says: great was the company of women who proclaimed it."

Pastor did not exist in the 1st century (it is a corporate position). The elders in the 1st century did not go around performing marriages, devising marketing plans, etc. The Protestant Church has, unfortunately, adopted many Roman Catholic doctrines when it comes to women and the church and doctrine. This is sad.

Note: This is not referring to the headship of man in a marriage. The husband is still the head of the family. There is no exegetical evidence in the Bible to negate this command. This is another sphere: The family.

Q22: Dr. Peter Hammond answers the question: As a Calvinist do you Preach the Gospel of Free Choice or The Gospel of Election?

Q23: Dr. Peter Hamond answers the question: How the New World Order is Hijacking Civilisation. This is one of the reasons why people and students are being deceived?

Q24: What is Ecumenism?--are the churches and college ministries being deceived?

Q25: Shai Linnie, Rapper, answers the question on YouTube: Mission Accomplished--Christ and Particular Redemption

Q26: Is Jesus (an incorrect translation for Yeshua) mentioned in the Talmud (Mishnah & Gemara)?

Q27: A Critique of Modern Youth Ministries by Christopher Schlect.

Critique of Modern Youth Ministry by Christopher Schlect

Exerpt from book: Even in the church, we have established a pattern of perpetual regress that is tearing down the last vestiges of maturity that our fathers laboured to achieve. Evangelical churches are honouring divisions that have existed in our culture for less than a century – divisions which have no basis in either Scripture or common sense. These divisions breed immaturity because they hinder young people from associating with, and learning from, their elders.

Rather than admonishing our young people with Paul’s mandate, “Flee youthful lusts” (2 Timothy 2:22), we provide a forum for youthful lusts to be pursued. We have compromised standards in the name of relevance.

We must therefore reject the appalling notion of the model youth minister as a recently graduated extrovert who looks and acts just like a high schooler himself. Responsible youth ministry in the church involves teaching and exhorting parents to raise their children Biblically (Deuteronomy 6:7; Ephesians 6:4).

...Youth should attend "adult" bible studies and prayer meetings, especially those that their parents attend...

Also, see video Video entitled Mormonism 2014 by Protestant Dr. Robert A. Morey (33:10 minutes into lecture Dr. Bob addresses when he became a Christian at 16 year and his horrible experience in an Evangelical Youth group, which he dropped out because of immaturity and stupidity)

Q28: What about the 7 Year Tribulation Theory and Daniel's 70th Week?

Daniels 70 weeks CD by Dr. Robert A. MoreyThe End of the World According to Jesus by Dr. Robert A Morey

Daniel's 70th Week CD & The End of the World According to Jesus by Dr. Robert A. Morey

The Seventy (70) weeks in Daniel 9:24 is referring to the Jews, Holy City and the Messiah's first coming to make atonement for our sins. It is not the church. Let's look at the following points made in Dr. Robert A. Morey's Daniel's 70th Week CD:

1. Verse 24 states,...For Your people and for your holy city...It does not say the people. It is referring to the Jews--your people. It is not referring to the church--the dispensationalists are wrong on this point.

2. Verse 24, ...To finish the transgression,...It means to complete all that is necessary to deal with transgressions. Your sins.

3. Verse 24,...To bring everlasting righteousness,...And To Seal up Vision and Prophecy (Is. 53:10)...And to anoint the Most Holy (Ps. 45:7). This is justification by faith alone thru Christ alone and the New Testament would be the last canon. The Messiah took the sacrifice (Himself) to Heaven.

4. Verse 25...That from the going forth of the command...The counting is from the decree--no one has ever found the decree.

5. Verse 26,...And after sixty-two weeks...The Messiah will be cut off and put to death.

6. Verse 27,...Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;(Matt. 26:28)...He (the pronoun) is the Messiah. The antecedant of the definite article goes back to the Messiah--it is just about understanding Hebrew grammer!

7. Verse 27,...But in the middle of the week, He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate. The 1 week (7 days (3 1/12 days and 3 1/2 days) ). Christ's ministry began around (27 A.D.). The sacrifices were finished (the Messiah was cut off in the middle of the week and then resurrected 3 days later--Matt. 27:51) and the temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. The Romans desecrated the temple by unclean sacrifices (Luke 21:20).

Note: The 70 weeks is subdivided into three periods of 7 weeks(Daniel 9:25): 62 weeks (verse 25), 1 week (verse 27). 7+62+1=70. 70 weeks = 490 days and the 70th week began after the Babylonia captivity during the reign of Medo-Persia and ended at the sacrifice of Yeshua (middle of the 7 years, (verse 27) and the resurrection. And the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. by the Romans (Titus).

Journalist David Van Biema referred to John Nelson Darby who lived in England during the 1800s , "the man with the plan" who introduced into the 19th century British and American Christianity "a radical new eschatology" which included belief in "a seven-year, hell-like Tribulation." (SCPJournal, vol. 37:3-37:4, 2014, page 50).

Matthew Henry says this about Daniel 9:27: "By offering Himself a sacrifice once and for all He [Jesus] shall put an end to all the Levitical sacrifices". It was never applied to a future 7 year tribulation at a later time.

Daniel 9:26-27 was fulfulled by the Messiah and Jersualem was destroyed by Titus in 70 A.D.. For many Evangelicals to be dogmatic and take a part of verse (Daniel 9:24) to prove a 7 year tribulation theory that is not in any of the Gospels, not in the Epistles, not in the Book of Acts and not in the Book of Revelation except by misapplying one verse in Revelation to come up with the the 7 year tribulation theory, especially the Pre-Trib position is very foolish and ignorant--the 7 year tribulation is only a 100 year old theory (see articles on Bible Prophecy & send for the CD entitled Daniel's 70th Week by Dr. Robert A.Morey; Dr. Morey's updated The End of the World according to Jesus has been updated 2016 that includes two appendices on the Daniel's 70th week and the false 7 year Trib.).

Pre-Tribulation Fraud ExposedThe End of the World According to Jesus by Dr. Robert A Morey

Satan is working behind the scenes to set up a one world government and one world religion in preparation for the Antichrist. He has also deceived modern evangelical Christians into believing that they will be removed from this earth before the great tribulation takes place. This doctrine, known as the pre-tribulation rapture, teaches that Christ may return at any moment, and that there will be no signs of his coming. As a result of this deception, most Christians are completely unprepared for what the Bible has warned us is coming. Yes, Christ is coming back (the second coming).

In this hard-hitting documentary, film-maker Paul Wittenberger (What in the World are They Spraying? and The Great Culling), Pastor Steven L. Anderson, Pastor Roger Jimenez, and creation scientist Kent Hovind, prove from the King James Bible that the rapture will take place AFTER THE TRIBULATION but before God pours out his wrath upon this earth. They also expose Satan's plans for a global government and new world order. Also. see The End of the World according to Jesus by Dr. Robert A. Morey.

Q29: Can Christians Remarry after a Divorce?

Unfortunately, most pastors and Christians have not studied the issue of marriage, divorce and remarriage and are totally ignorant on the subject and take stupid and unbiblical positions. Dr. Jay E. Adams' book below is highly recommended to pastors who care what God says about the issue.

See the article entitled What is the Reformed Doctrine on Divorse in the Church? by Andrew J. Webb and A Liberating View of Divorce and Remarriage: A Biblical Response to Traditionalism by Gerry W. Webb and Is Man the Head of the Household? by Dr. Robert A. Morey (Video). Recommended book: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible by Dr. Jay E. Adams.

Q30. What is the Difference between Legalism and Being in a Cult?

Legalism and being in a cult are two different things although most cults that call them themselves Christian are Legalistic the difference being is that a cult has a "False Gospel", which makes them a "False Church"; in other words, a cult will deny some major doctrine such as justification by faith alone thru Christ alone, the ontological trinity, must obey the leader instead of Christ (they put themselves above the Bible in authority), etc.

Apostle Paul's Areopagus addressStudies in the Atonement by Dr. Robert A. Morey

Apostle Paul in Athens by Raphael (1483-1520) & Studies in the Atonement

If a Christian wants to keep the Sabbath (Saturday or Sunday--the real Sabbath is on Saturday) and not eat certain foods, this is allowed per Bible (do not violate your consciense). Keep the day to the Lord. However, when Christians start telling other Christians they have to keep these things, they are in the wrong. There are many dedicated true Christians that keep the Sabbath (Sunday or Saturday) and believe they are justified soley (i.e. only) throught faih in Christ (imputed righteousness--Romans 4:8 & 4:22-24), by grace alone and accept the full deity of Christ/Yeshua and the triune God. And believe that Yeshua, after He was crucified on the cross, was raised from the dead on the 3rd day with a glorified body and sits on the right hand of the Father. No salvation is possible by any other name under Heaven except Yeshua and the wicked will be eternally condemned (Acts 4:12).

The danger is when people think salvation is only possible if you keep the Sabbath (Saturday) or have to be baptised as an infant or baptised only thru their organization and this is taught in many cults such as Herbert Armstrong (all Sunday worshipers had the Mark of the Beast 666 according to Armstrong and one had to be baptised in his organization to receive the Holy Spirit and could be annihilated if one did not obey his government) and the splinter groups of the Worldwide Church of God.

Note: The Jewish Sabbath was kept from Sunset to Sunset (Leviticus 23: 27-32) and it cannot be kept in the North and South Poles because 6-months out of the year the sun appears above the horizon; of course, some Sabbatarians will argue that the Sabbath could just mean a 24-hour period--either way it was ceremonial and is not binding on all people, but was part of the Old Covenant giving to ancient Israel only. The Sabbath is not a creation ordinance--God never commanded man to keep the Sabbath in Genesis. See 9 Part article series on the Sabbath.

If a person thinks they are justified by keeping the law and obeying some leader or organization (the leader puts themselves above the authority of the Bible) and deny the fundamentals of the Christian faith (the Bible) such as the Trinity (deity of Christ), the death and resurrection of Christ for our sins, eternal torment of the unbeliever, deny that a person is justified solely (i.e. only) through faith in Christ (imputed righteousness), not by works, then they are not saved and are on their way to eternal condemnation (see FAQ tab, Question 7 & 8). Yes, you have to be born again/born from above.

If a true Christian who was justified by faith, but is trying to be sanctified by the law before Christ instead of living by faith, then the Christian is basically living under the law--in other words, a Christian was saved by grace, but trying to be sanctified by the law. This does not imply living without the law, which is sin (see below for further details). Matthew 5:17, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." (KJV, Cambridge Edition). This verse was not referring to individual laws, but the Scriptures. A misunderstanding by many in the Evangelical community.

It is retrogressive to turn back to the Old Testament laws and be under the "beggarly elements". The ceremonial law is not a reflection of God's character. It is didactic in the prophectic sense of prefiguring the work of the Annointed One--the ceremonies are said to be "only a shadow of good things to come and not the very form itself" (Heb. 10:1) and "imposed until a time of reformation" (Heb. 9:10). Included in the Old Covenant was the Sabbath (it is not a creation ordinance and was never commanded in Genesis) that was given only to ancient Israel--the universal/moral laws (it reflects some aspect of the moral character of God and is universally binding on all men in all ages) were given by "Yahwah" for all mankind, not just ancient Israel and these existed before the Old Covenant. See Commentary on Galatians by Martin Luther [hardcover, ISBN 0-8007-1702-3 (Introduction by D. Stuart Briscoe--you want this specific copy) that covers what these false divinity teachers taught (Luther rightfully called them "senseless asses"). Martin Luther (11/10/1483 to 02/18/1546).

Q31. Are there 4 Covenants in the Old & New Testaments (a literary document)?

here were 4 Covenants given by Yahweh: 1. The Noahic Covenant, 2. The Abrahamic Covenant (the land or so-called Palestinian Covenant is part of the Abrahmic Covenant, not a separate Covenant), 3. The Mosaic Covenant (the so-called Davidic Covenant and Solomon are personal applications of the Mosaic Covenant, therefore, they are not separate Covenants), 4. The New Covenant (everlasting).

Note: The other Covenants such as the New Covenant does not nullify the other Covenants--the only Covenant nullified was the Mosaic Covenant as stated in the New Testament (see Matt. 26:27-28; Heb. 3:1-6).

How the Old and New Testament Relate to Each OtherThe Bible: Intelligent Design or Chance?Dr. Anne Morey-The Biblical Discipleship Program for Women

How the Old and New Testament Relate to Each Other & The Bible: Intelligent Design or Chance? & The Biblical Discipleship Program for Women by Dr. Anne Morey

There were 4 Covenants given by Yahweh to man: 1. The Noahic Covenant, 2. The Abrahamic Covenant, 3. The Mosaic Covenant, and 4. The New Covenant. According to Dr. Robert A. Morey in his book entitled How the Old and New Testament Relates to Each Other, page 70, "Most despensationalists simply assert that there are eight (8) covenants but they never tell us how they relate one to another. Neither do they supply any exegetical proof for the existense of the Edenic and Adamic covenants. I have yet to receive an answer to the question, 'Since the Bible nowhere mentions an Edenic or Adamic covenant, where is the exegetical justification for listing them?' " Many dispensationalists use the Scofield Reference Bible to prove such nonsense. Covenant theology also makes the mistake of denying the diversity of the biblical covenants. There is nothing in Scripture which speaks of an "everlasting covenant of grace" made in heaven between the Father and the Son. A covenant is a space/time event and entered in with a specific person. Only the New Covenant is called "everlasting" because it will never become obsolete like the Old Covenant or Mosaic Covenant (Jer. 32:40 & Heb. 13:20). Charles Hodges listed 4 covenants in the Bible. It depends on how you divide things.

"However, in the past, when you did not know God, you were slaves to things that are not really gods at all. But now you turn back again to those powerless and bankrupt basic principles? Why do you want to become their slaves all over again? You are observing days, months, seasons, and years. I am afraid for you, lest somehow my work for you has been wasted!" (Galatians 4:8-11 ISV.) The Old Covenant (a legal contract made in time/space) was defective, not the Old Testament (a literary document). The Israelites were under a tutor/law--they were told how to dress, what to eat, how to cut their hair, how to worship by a highly structured liturgy, etc. This is not in the New Testament. The New Testament gives believers moral directives to apply to all of life, but does not give us minute directions as in the Old Testament. Galatians states:


    "Tell me, those of you who want to live under the law: Are you really listening to what the law says? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave woman and the other by a free woman. Now the son of the slave woman  was conceived according to the flesh, but the son of the free woman was conceived through a promise. This is being said as and allegory, for these women represent two covenants. The one woman, Hagar, is from Mount Sinai, and her children are born into slavery. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to present-day Jerusalem, because she is in slavery along with her children. But the heavenly Jerusalem is the free woman, and she is our mother". (Galatians 4:21-26 ISV.) 

    Typical examples of legalism (under the law—see Rom. 3:20, 28; 7:1-6; Gal. 3:1-5; 4:4-5):

    1. Sabbatarianism, which the Reformers such as Calvin and Luther believed it was ceremonial and no longer binding--don't misunderstand, there is nothing wrong if a Chrstian or congregation wants to set a day apart for worship, but it should not be a burden----see 9 Part article series on the Sabbath;;

    2. Abstinence from alcohol (see Alcoholic Beverages in the Bible-PDF or Alcoholic Beverages in the Bible); Prohibition began on Jan. 19, 1920 (the 18th Amendment); as a result, it tripled alcoholism. Unfortunately, the FBI--according to ListVerse documents--deliberately poisoned alcohol by adding methane, formaldehyde, ammonia, and even arsenic and kerosene in attempt to enforce prohibition laws (see Infowars Magazine, Vol. 3. Issue 2, Oct. 2014, page 22.) Young people should be taught moderation--Spain is a good example.

    3. Cannot eat Shellfish or Pork (see Is it okay for Christians to eat pork and shellfish?--Mark 7:18)--also, see Whole Health Tab;

    4. No dancing; and

    5. Cannot go to the movies (probably influenced by a false strain of Platonic thinking). 

    The above does not imply "antinomianism" (without the law), which is sin (see John 14:15) or "perfectionism" (above the law)--see 1 John 1:8-10), “Positionalism” (no holiness in life-see Heb. 12:14; I John 2:4, 6), “Passivism” (let go, let God—see Phil. 2:12; Col. 1:29; Gal. 2:20),  “Mysticism” (over-emphasis on Holy Spirit—see Isa. 8:20; John 16:7-15), “Rationalism” (under-emphasis on the Holy Spirit—see I Cor. 2:14; Eph. 5:18),  and “Carnal Christianity” (heresy—see Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:5-7;1 John 3:7-8).

No Christian church is perfect and you might have dedicated and Godly people that were not given the amount of grace or understanding in certain areas--they are called blind spots. However, Christians should correct themselves if God (by the Holy Spirit and Bible) is giving them understanding and clarification on Biblical doctrine in those areas mentioned above. The Holy Spirit never contradicts the Bible. The Bible is the ultimate authority/ final authority for doctrine. (Recommended book on this difficult subject entitled How the Old & New Testaments Relate to each Other by Dr. Robert A. Morey.)

Note: There is a distinction betweent legalism and a cult--legalism and being in a cult are two different things although most cults that call them themselves Christian are legalistic the difference being is that they have a "False Gospel", which makes them a "False Church"; in other words, a cult will deny some major doctrine such as justification by faith alone thru Christ alone, the ontological trinity, must obey the leader instead of Christ (leaders have limited authority per God--go to the Voting/Politics Tab and see What about the State's Authority over a Citizen?), etc.

Q32. Where the Gentile Nations judged on the Moral Laws or Old/Mosaic Covenant?

Gentile nations surrounding Ancient Israel were judged on the Moral Laws, not the Ceremonial Laws in the Old/Mosaic Covenant--there were 4 Covenants given by Yahweh mentioned above

The Gentile nations were not judged on the ceremonial parts of the law [the ceremonial law is not a reflection of God's character. It is didactic in the prophectic sense of prefiguring the work of the Annointed One--the ceremonies are said to be "only a shadow of good things to come and not the very form itself" (Heb. 10:1) and "imposed until a time of reformation" (Heb. 9:10)] included in the Old/ Mosaic Covenant such as the Sabbath that was given only to ancient Israel, but were judged on the universal/moral laws (it reflects some aspect of the moral character of God and is universally binding on all men in all ages) given by "Yahwah" for all mankind, not just ancient Israel and these existed before the Old/Mosaic Covenant. Sodom and Gomorrah and many other Gentile nations were judged by "Yahwah" on the moral laws-- murder, sodomy, bestiality, adultery, stealing, fornication, child sacrifice, child sex, idolatry, sorcery, corrupt judicial system, oppressing the poor and so on. (See the following books written Dr. Robert A. Morey who is a Greek and Hebrew scholar and a Talmudic scholar entitled How the Old and New Testament Relate to Each Other , Trinity: Evidence and Issues,Studies in the Atonement, The End of the World According to Jesus , Death and the Afterlife and Dr. Bob's free sermons and articles on these important subjects located at Faith Defenders.)

 

How the Old and New Testament Relate to Each OtherTrinity by Dr. Robert A. MoreyStudies in the Atonement by Dr. Robert A. Morey

Q33. Is Abortion Murder in the Bible? What about Capital Punishment?

Liberals and Planned Parenthood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberals Care More About Dead Animals Than Dead Babies (07/30/15) --Cecil the Lion controversy outstrips Planned Parenthood organ harvesting scandal

This is How Babies are Aborted --Revealing video demonstrates gruesome details of the procedure

Horror: Intact Fetus Moves Arms, Legs Outside Womb In Latest Planned Parenthood Video (08/19/15) --a fully intact human fetus is seen moving its arms and legs outside of the womb, in the latest damning Planned Parenthood sting video released by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress.

Report Exposes Hillary's Close Relationship with Planned Parenthood --Hillary Clinton praises eugenicist and founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger, who is a racist and hater of black people, as reported by the Federalist 2014. Hillary Clinton also received the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood on March 27, 2009 and praised Sanger.

Dr.Robert A Morey_Photo.jpgQ34. What the Bible Teaches on Self-Defense

"When Is It Right To Fight" by Dr. Robert A. Morey on "RemnantXRadio--Refuting the Pacifists" with Worley And Bowling. The book entitled "In His Steps" is an unbiblical book that feminized Christianity according to Dr. Bob Morey. Go directly to Dr. Bob Morey's Faith Defenders' website for audio interview on When Is It Right to Fight.

The book entitled "In His Steps" by Charles Monroe Sheldon in 1896 took an unbiblical position on defending yourself that also contributed to a feminized Protestant Christianity in America. This is why the Irish Catholics filled the police departments because the Protestant men became brainwashed by this teaching--it is not Christian to be a policeman, military soldier or have a gun at home to defend your family! Let your wife be raped--what a husband! All Christians should have rifles (semi-automatic) and handguns at home and should obtain a "concealed carry license". See Right to Carry and Police/Sportsmen tab on this website. Also, see Self-Defense and ownership of Guns by Dr. Wayne Grudem.

Note: There was a recent article published by The Washington Post entitled John Piper: Why I disagree with Jerry Falwell Jr. (12/23/15) that twists Scriptural passages out of context and violates every Hermeneutical principle. Unfortunately, John Piper is post-evangelical and has embraced liberal doctrines--he is an idiot. John Piper's position/doctrine left the Holocaust of the Jews and now wants Christians to walk into the ovens for their Holocaust by not defending themselves. Also, read another misguided and ignorant so-called Evangelical, Rob Schenck (Evangelical Church Alliance), who is against gun ownership and does not understand that self-defense is taught in the Bible. We can now understand why the Christians in America are so dumbed down.

Hunting and The Bible

Q35. What the Bible Teaches about Hunting?

A. Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Poor

 

 

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