Jesus predicted there would be hatred for Christians

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What did Jesus say about how His own would be treated while on this earth?

 

Jesus made some very relevant statements concerning the hatred of His followers (also called Christians) a long time ago.  In the book of John from the Bible Jesus stated these words to His disciples,  “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”  (see John 15:19)  In verse 18, we read that Jesus made it clear that He would be the object of this hatred before it would come to Christians.   “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.”

The Bible also makes it clear that any hostility Christians face is actually aimed at God Himself.   If you don’t believe that, all one needs to do is take a look at the Ten Commandments.   Looking at just a few of the commandments, ask yourself if you have ever lied, used God’s name as a cuss word,  lusted (Jesus said that is committing adultery in the heart – see Matthew 5:27,28).  had hateful thoughts toward a brother, or failed to put God first?  If so, then we are seen from God’s perspective as breaking His perfect, holy law.  Take a moment to think about what this means.   Perhaps you find or have found yourself getting enraged at God.  Any anger or lack of humility we have toward God is the hostility we have by nature toward Him.  But our mind and flesh filled desires are to naturally desire to do evil and break God’s law.

“…the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”  see Romans 8:7,8

We all by nature deserve the judgment of God because we have broken God’s law.   We have all committed crimes against God who cannot have sin in His presence.  (Sin is the breaking of God’s perfect law and we are guilty of that as seen in the good person test. ) The question we all need to ask is what can be done, if anything, to remedy our relationship with God?  If God judges us who are deserving of Hell because we have sinned against Him, is that the end of us or is there a way of escape?

 “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.”  Hebrews 9:27

For anyone sensitive to finding out the answer to this they will find it.   You may be surprised or not but the answer has nothing to do with good deeds we do or don’t do.  It has nothing to do with what sacrifice we can or cannot make for God either.  We cannot earn back a right relationship with God.  In fact, the answer really has nothing to do with us at all but Him.  And the answer will not be because one joined the right church, or became a better person or found Religion.   There is no religion that has the answer for how to escape God’s judgment and restore a right relationship with Him because the answer is found only in God in the Bible.  God Himself is the only one who can provide a way of escape from His judgment.   Because His love is so great for us, He did that Himself 2000 years ago in the person of Jesus Christ.   Jesus Christ is the perfect, holy sacrifice who paid the penalty for us breaking His own law.

“now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.”  Hebrews 9:26

“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Jesus Christ is the answer for all humankind to be saved from coming judgment against sin.  Satan (God’s arch-enemy)  knows it and hates it.   Therefore he hates true Christians (followers of Jesus) because he hated God first.  More about this in a later post.  But there is hope because Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice and payment, satisfying the great wrath that God has against sin.

“Therefore He [Jesus] is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”  Hebrews 7:25

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.  For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”  see Romans 8:9-10

 


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Who is Jesus?

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Who is Jesus?

Let us consider the following accounts during the time Jesus walked on the earth.
 
Jesus talking to the Jews said.. “I have come to you representing my Father, and you refuse to welcome me, even though you readily accept others who represent only themselves. You gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from God alone. “ (John 5:43- 44)
 
”The Father and I are one” (John 10:30)
 
The high priest said to him, “I demand in the name of the living God that you tell us whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” Jesus replied, “Yes, it is as you say. And in the future you will see me, the Son of Man, sitting at God’s right hand in the place of power and coming back on the clouds of heaven.”
 
Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror, shouting, “Blasphemy! Why do we need other witnesses? You have all heard his blasphemy. (Matthew 26:63-65)
 
Jesus said to the man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” “Who does this man think he is?” the Pharisees and teachers of religious law said to each other. “This is blasphemy! Who but God can forgive sins?” The Jewish leaders tried all the more to kill him. In addition to disobeying the Sabbath rules, he had spoken of God as his Father, thereby making himself equal with God.
 
 
The Jewish leaders replied“…you, a mere man, have made yourself God.” (John 10:33)
 
After reading the above passages, you may have realized many trends. I would like to draw your attention to a simple yet common theme. This particular theme stirred up many who listened to Jesus talk. The Jewish leadership and others sought to even kill Jesus because of it and eventually we know they did. But why such hatred for an apparently good man who healed, and even performed countless miracles? Why would simple statements and acts of kindness and love by Jesus cause the leaders to cry out “blasphemy!” from a simple statement by Jesus? We know the answer from the verses above.
 
Jesus claimed one thing that was clear to all who heard Him speak. Jesus made the claim to be God and this was obvious blasphemy to the Jewish leadership. Likewise, even today this remains true. This claim continues to be considered blasphemy by Jesus and/or anyone who claims to be God unless of course it is true and Jesus truly is who He says He is. Like the Jewish leaders, I am aware that many today choose to believe Jesus is not who He claims and yet are willing to accept the account of the life of Jesus. In fact, many might even consider Jesus to be a good teacher and one who would offer good advice.
 
For us this remains true. If we do not believe Jesus is God than no one can be able to trust anything Jesus says to be the truth. If you do not believe Jesus is who He claims to be, than how can one trust Him to have been even remotely a good teacher? The choice remains. Either Jesus is God and the Savior of the world with power to forgive sin or He is not. Your life depends on who you put your trust in. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

How to Live Forever (without joining a Religion)

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Let us consider the following accounts during the time Jesus walked on the earth.
 
Jesus talking to the Jews said.. “I have come to you representing my Father, and you refuse to welcome me, even though you readily accept others who represent only themselves. You gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from God alone. “ (John 5:43- 44)
 
”The Father and I are one” (John 10:30)
 
The high priest said to him, “I demand in the name of the living God that you tell us whether you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” Jesus replied, “Yes, it is as you say. And in the future you will see me, the Son of Man, sitting at God’s right hand in the place of power and coming back on the clouds of heaven.”
 
Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror, shouting, “Blasphemy! Why do we need other witnesses? You have all heard his blasphemy. (Matthew 26:63-65)
 
Jesus said to the man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” “Who does this man think he is?” the Pharisees and teachers of religious law said to each other. “This is blasphemy! Who but God can forgive sins?” The Jewish leaders tried all the more to kill him. In addition to disobeying the Sabbath rules, he had spoken of God as his Father, thereby making himself equal with God.
 
 
The Jewish leaders replied“…you, a mere man, have made yourself God.” (John 10:33)
 
After reading the above passages, you may have realized many trends. I would like to draw your attention to a simple yet common theme. This particular theme stirred up many who listened to Jesus talk. The Jewish leadership and others sought to even kill Jesus because of it and eventually we know they did. But why such hatred for an apparently good man who healed, and even performed countless miracles? Why would simple statements and acts of kindness and love by Jesus cause the leaders to cry out “blasphemy!” from a simple statement by Jesus? We know the answer from the verses above.
 
Jesus claimed one thing that was clear to all who heard Him speak. Jesus made the claim to be God and this was obvious blasphemy to the Jewish leadership. Likewise, even today this remains true. This claim continues to be considered blasphemy by Jesus and/or anyone who claims to be God unless of course it is true and Jesus truly is who He says He is. Like the Jewish leaders, I am aware that many today choose to believe Jesus is not who He claims and yet are willing to accept the account of the life of Jesus. In fact, many might even consider Jesus to be a good teacher and one who would offer good advice.
 
For us this remains true. If we do not believe Jesus is God than no one can be able to trust anything Jesus says to be the truth. If you do not believe Jesus is who He claims to be, than how can one trust Him to have been even remotely a good teacher? The choice remains. Either Jesus is God and the Savior of the world with power to forgive sin or He is not. Your life depends on who you put your trust in. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)

Why I support Ted Cruz for President of the United States (and you should too)

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My Support

I believe Ted Cruz is the best choice for President in 2016.   Not that I can vote for him in the party primary election because I can’t (I live in California) but maybe you can and if so, you should be voting for Mr. Cruz.

Godly Reverence

Mr. Cruz is man who operates in the fear of God and knows that without God giving him breath and life he can do nothing.  We need men and women who fear and live in reverence of Almighty God and specially God of the Bible.    When people don’t fear God (or pretend He doesn’t exist) they will do anything even if it is what God hates or calls evil.

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Compassionate and Caring but Hates Evil

I do not know Mr. Cruz personally but as a fellow person who seeks to follow Jesus Christ, I know he is a man of integrity, honesty and one who seeks to stand up for the truly down-trodden, persecuted, and victimized.   Mr. Cruz like the rest of us is not perfect or sinless because only Jesus was both, but like Jesus, I believe Mr. Cruz hates what is evil and will expose it as far as is humanly possible with God’s help.

More Reasons I Support Ted Cruz (and why you should too)

Of course, there are more reasons to support Ted Cruz for President but I only wanted to mention a few here.    For example, besides his desire to fight for this country and protect it from bad guys,  he truly cares and supports our veterans and those serving in the Armed Forces to protect our freedom.  He’s pro-life, pro second Amendment, anti-establishment, a true conservative,  pro Biblical marriage,  knows who hates us and wants us destroyed, supports Israel,  is not Obama, is not Hillary, is not Bernie,  knows the difference between right and wrong according to God’s standard, will stand up for what is right according to God’s standard and not human standards,  will fight against what is wrong according to God’s standard,  believes and trusts in our Creator God,  prays for guidance that comes from God,  knows how and where life began, and did I mention he supports Israel despite growing world antisemitism from countries like Iran that state Israel should not exist.     Let us pray and support Ted Cruz because we need true men and women of God who are able to expose what is evil and proclaim what is true.

 

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The Ark Encounter and Modern-Day Scoffers

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Beginning in Genesis 6 from the Bible, God told Noah to build an ark (large boat-like structure) to save animals and people because God was going to flood the earth and destroy mankind from off the face of the earth for the evil they had done.

 “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”  Genesis 6:5

As Noah built the ark people scoffed and mocked him for doing it because they didn’t believe God, loved their sin rather than the Creator and it hadn’t rained before.   Today a similar thing is happening.  The ark is once again being rebuilt but not because of a coming literal flood or so that it will float.  However, this replica ark is being created in the hope of saving people.     But like in Noah’s time, people are again mocking the building of this ark.   People hate truth, love their sin and hate the God of the Bible because of what He says about us breaking His commands (sin).

Similarly to in Noah’s day when God warned people of coming judgment upon the earth,  this modern replica ark (known as the Ark Encounter) will have the purpose of warning people about a coming judgment and how they can escape it.  Find out more about this warning (what it means) and check out Ark Encounter here.

“It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment”  Hebrews 9:27

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Republican Presidential Candidates should drop out and support Donald Trump or Ted Cruz – Part Two

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I mentioned in part one that the lesser tier Republican candidates for president should drop out of their own race and instead come out in support of Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

Although I made this proposal,  I realize it is quite improbable at this stage of the race to have  candidates such as Mr. Carson, Mr. Rubio,  Mr. Bush, Mrs. Fiorina or Mr. Paul among others actually drop out and support Ted Cruz or Donald Trump.    And there are reasons for why this won’t happen anytime soon.

First of all, there are egos and pride involved and many of the candidates who are not doing well right now are actually more establishment type candidates who still think they can win.  However, one won’t find these candidates proposing a ban on Muslim travel to America in an attempt to curb Islamic murderers coming to our country as Donald Trump has.  Whatever the issue is though even if it makes sense, it is not politically correct.    We won’t see most of the lower tier candidates and most public figures in general, come out and denounce the Islamification of America and the world.  We don’t see much truthful examination of the doctrine of Islam or the doctrines of Muhammad.   A proper examination of Islam is not politically correct.  Many of these other candidates will not come out and say they support the rounding up of illegal immigrants and sending them back to their homeland in the strongest of terms.  Their must be a drastic and publicly made distinction made between what is right and what is wrong.  A distinction between who is right and who is wrong is also necessary when it comes to the country’s debt, terrorism, social issues, keeping America safe, and who will actually fix problems rather than create them.      Simply put, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are anything but establishment candidates while Ted Cruz is a strong vocal pro life follower of Jesus Christ.  This point alone is why most on the left will do whatever it takes to destroy him.

One simple way we can know these two candidates are not establishment candidates is by looking at how much the media tries to destroy them and will cover them with propaganda created stories.   This tweet on twitter is a perfect example of the hatred the media has for Ted Cruz.

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Another non-establishment candidate from the past was Herman Cain.  He was also publicly destroyed by the left.  He was black (which the left claims Republicans hate) but that didn’t matter because it wasn’t about color as many of the left would try to indoctrinate us to believe.  It was about what he believed, as it has always been about.   The left are terrified of what and in who Christians and Conservatives believe in.   In fact they hate Him.  Many thought they had destroyed Jesus when they had Him murdered on a cross for claiming to be God.   Jesus also spoke about repentance for sin (breaking God’s law).   Thankfully, Jesus was who He claimed to be and was raised from the dead by God so people could be saved from His coming Judgment.   Today, I believe Jesus would be murdered again by the same ones who would seek to destroy and torture Bible believing, God-fearing people around the world.

Likewise CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC and the left in general hate and fear Donald Trump and  Ted Cruz.   How do I know?  By reading the Bible.  The left hates the God of the Bible and Jesus said they would.   (see Matthew 10:22)

 

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Why are so many people quick to protect murderers?

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It needs to be pointed out that not all people who call themselves Muslim in actuality are.  And likewise not all people who say they are Christian are actually followers of Jesus.  Of course, this would be true in all belief systems.  In light of this knowledge, I believe it would be fair to say that a true Muslim is one who first and foremost follows Muhammad (which includes his actions and beliefs) and also follow the basic tenets of the Islamic religion.     And this is why the graphic below is so frightening to me and should be frightening to all non-Muslims (Kafirs).

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So why are there are so many people not standing up against this evil that is being perpetrated against humanity?   I believe the answer is simple.  It is because they don’t believe that what is being done is evil (they hate the God of the Bible too) and therefore have become part of the problem.  And some people may not believe that it’s evil enough to care.  While others are ignorant of the facts about what Muhammad did and what his current followers do to non-Muslims.   Still others are just afraid to say what they believe.  We shouldn’t be afraid.  We must stand against evil and sin (breaking God’s commands).

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.”  Proverbs 8:13

Whatever category we fall under, the Bible predicts terrible times ahead.   I hope you are ready before it’s too late and will escape the wrath to come.   Hope has come into the world and His name is Jesus.  www.areyougood.us

 “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” Hebrews 9:27

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In San Bernardino, Paris and around the World, what is going on?

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“Political Correctness”

You may have heard the saying “Follow the money”.   When seeking the source of terror or criminal activity one usually can follow the money and find the answer.   But how about when the terror is based on a belief system?

Despite government authorities statements they were still seeking a motive related to the San Bernardino massacre,  I suggest we can know the motive of the Muslim murderers, not only San Bernardino CA but Paris, New York, the middle-east and elsewhere.   We can know the motive if only we are able to look at history and ideologies.   The answers are right before our eyes yet it seems many in government and law enforcement including the FBI (at least publicly) choose to close their eyes and instead invent motives and causes that remain politically correct.

“Follow the Leader”

The greatest way to know how one is to act within a particular belief is to follow the leader of the belief system.   As example, in Christianity Jesus is the one we are to follow.  Although it’s true that Jesus is more than a “great leader” because He is God–He is the perfect example of what it means to be a Christian.    Therefore, all one needs to do to know about Islam is to see how their leader acted.  In this case the leader is Muhammad.

Motive for the beheadings, mass murder and massacres we see by Muslims committed around the world is simply done because of what Muhammad already did.  He believed in the annihilation and subjugation of societies.   Don’t believe me, watch the video below.

 

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Paris 2015: Again Islamic Terrorists Capitalize on World’s Ignorance

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When referring to the recent deadly attacks in Paris France, The Drudge Report got the headline right when it posted “Muslim Rampage in Paris“.   The attacks where not caused by some fringe group of terrorists nor were they random in nature.  This Paris attack, like all the other bombings and murderous rampages which usually include the infamous words “Allahu Akbar” before destruction is unleashed, is done deliberately by followers of one of the first mass murderers in history: Muhammad.

In a day when so-called tolerance of all except for Christians and Jews is the talking point and political correctness is the mantra for many, we will see terror increase.   Until leaders and authorities around the world wake up to the harsh and unpopular reality that the religion of Islam is not really a religion of peace but is in fact behind the destruction and persecution we have around the world there will be an increase of terror and murder against Christians, Jews and the rest of the Kafirs (all non-Muslims).

Such ignorance will not be without a cost.   We are paying for our ignorance with beheadings, suicide bombings, mass tortures and murders like 9/11 and Paris 2015.   Whether we call the terrorism ISIS, al-Qaeda, jihad or something else the written manual and source is the same.  And while authorities continue to be ignorant of the source for these attacks and wonder at the motive of the attacks themselves, the attacks and Islamic terrorist activity will grow because Islam, Muhammad and the god allah demand it.

 

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In the Aftermath of Paris Attack 2015, there is Hope

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In the aftermath of the Islamic massacre that recently took place in Paris France people are scared, worried and wondering what is going on in this world.    The chaos and carnage that any tragic event creates makes us wonder if there is or will ever be hope and real peace.  Perhaps you are asking those questions now.

So is there hope?  Can there ever be real peace? 

The answers are clear in the Bible as to what our future is but sin and hatred of God keeps people rejecting what God says about it.   There is going to be final judgment coming against lawlessness, the breaking of God’s moral law (sin) and all evil.

“It is appointed for men to die once but after this the judgment”  see Hebrews 9:27

However we can have eternal peace and hope in the face of uncertainty and world chaos.   This is not to say one will feel at peace about what is going on with the evil and destruction we experience and see in this life but we can know the Prince of Peace and escape coming judgment in Hell.

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After you die, where will you go?

 
Heaven or Hell?  or something else?
 

God is holy and perfect and He cannot have sin in His presence.

 
Have you ever lied?
 
Do you put God first in your life?
 
Ever used God’s name as a cuss word to express disgust?
Hitler and Mohammed are not hated this much.
 
Lusted? Jesus said lust is the same as adultery of the heart.  (Matthew 5:27-28)
 
As the good person test reveals and God word says, we have broken God’s perfect standard, His Moral Law (the Ten Commandments) and because of God’s perfection and holiness we deserve judgment in Hell.   
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”  Romans 3:23
 
Upon honestly answering those questions, it quickly becomes apparent we are all guilty before God of breaking His perfect standard. Therefore, we need a Savior—a way of escape from His judgment of sin.   (James 2:10)
 
Trying to keep God’s commands or doing good things is not the way but there is a Way which only God can provide for escape because He is the Judge.
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  John 14:6
 
He sent His Son Jesus Christ—God manifest in the flesh—to die on a cross paying the penalty for our breaking His Law (Sin). (Ro. 5:8)
Jesus rose from the dead after three days defeating sin and death. (1 Cor. 15:3-4)
When you repent from your sin (turn from it as in changing your mind about committing sin) and trust in Jesus Christ alone to save you from the wrath to come (judgment against sin), you will have eternal life! (John 3:36Titus 3:4-7Ro 6:23)
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