The Revelation of the Great Mystery of Husband and Wife

2/17/2018 0 Comments

the wisdom of marriage

Question #10: Why do Christians get divorced at the same rate as non-Christians?

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A Christian is defined in the Bible as a disciple or follower of Christ.

JOHN 12:26
If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

Further, a true disciple is someone who continues in Christ’s words.

JOHN 8:31
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

Watched or alone, a true disciple continues to follow the ‘word’.

PHILIPPIANS 2:12
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

A Christian couple is admonished by God to live under God’s law ‘until death do them part’.

ROMANS 7:2
For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

The preceding verse is a very equitable and sensible law coming from a wise Lawmaker that knows the caprices of man’s flesh. Whosoever will say that He is imaginary, is indecent, vulgarly lewd, and deprived of normal and common sense. Whosoever will say that God is imaginary because somebody did not obey His sensible laws is senseless, numb, and void of reasons.

A Christian couple is commanded to keep marriage undefiled.

HEBREWS 13:4 (RSV)
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous.

True Christians do not intentionally divorce their partner.

1 CORINTHIANS 7:10-11
10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

MATTHEW 19:9
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

MATTHEW 5:32
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

It is clear that the Almighty God teaches Christians to live a responsible moral life. It is not God’s fault if somebody given the free will (because we were not created robots like these imaginary people) disobeys God’s sensible laws. Granting, without conceding, that the rate of Christian divorce is the same as non-Christians who do not believe in God, it does not mean that God is imaginary. This is not a rational way of thinking and analyzing things. Does your being an atheist make you a better person than a Christian? Tell that to the marines! My God tells me otherwise.

PSALMS 53:1
The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Belief in the Almighty God of the Bible has created innumerable law abiding, responsible, peace-loving and compassionate citizens of the world. Unbelief thereof has produced ‘monsters’ like Hitler. I firmly believe that real Christians will not divorce their partners. The statistics that these imaginary people have used to malign the Christian God was not conducted among true Christians!

I have been a minister of the gospel in the Church of God for more than 50 years, and the divorce that I have known and witnessed among our peers does not even account to one percent of all the marriages performed in the Church.

Let me tell you something: There are many professing Christians, but not real Christians!

TITUS 1:16
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

A wise and an educated person looks at statistics with wisdom, prudence, and reservation. Maybe the reason why atheists’ rate of divorce is lower than alleged Christians’ rate of divorce is that if a Christian’s partner is found to be an infidel, you have to put her away!

1 CORINTHIANS 5:11-13 (RSV)
11 But rather I wrote to you not to associate with any one who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber — not even to eat with such a one.
12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?
13 God judges those outside. “Drive out the wicked person from among you.”

Perhaps, for atheists, like these imaginary people, you can just let your partners go unfaithful, and stomach the immoral acts of you both: After all, there is no God that disciplines your actions.

I do not want to deprive my readers of one important truth! When God said that, “…whatsoever God has joined together, let not man put asunder” (Matthew 19:6), it does not only mention of the relationships of a husband and a wife. There is even a greater mystery in this, that God wants us to understand.

EPHESIANS 5:29-32
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Christ and the true Church are inseparable by God’s will!

Do you want to study statistics? Divorce? Learn it from a reliable source. There is no circumstance that will separate the Church from Christ!

ROMANS 8:35, 37-39
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Not even the 10 idiotically invalid questions of these imaginary people can separate me from my God!

It does make sense, doesn’t it?

God Bless,

EFS

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Love Is Lovelier the Second Time Around — with God

2/10/2018 0 Comments

Forgiveness between husband and wife

Hello Bro. Eli, 

I know for a fact that anyone who commits adultery or concubinage commits a grave sin against God and the espouse of that person. My question is how evil is this sin? Can it be forgiven by a human being? How can someone move on from this devastating situation? Can the victim of this sin truly forgive and forget? How can the trust and confidence be brought back if lost by deceit and betrayal? Please give pieces of advice as I have been badly hurt by this trial. 

Mara

Dear Mara,

There are things done which are impossible to be undone, but what is impossible with man can be possible to God. God, through His power, can undo what man has done. This was the faith of Abraham.

HEBREWS 11:17-19 
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

Speaking of human emotion, infidelity of a beloved partner is one of the bitterest situations which some can not bear, resulting most of the times in crimes and the destruction of a family. This is the work of satan the devil. The family is the basic unit of society, and satan is up to destroy the whole human society. So, our first line of defense against the caprices of satan is to keep the family intact.

Wounds, physical or emotional, can be healed by time, as an old song says “…but time can bring a change of heart; and love can make another start. Someday you may comeback to me to stay; but who can say how soon?” But by God’s power a wound can instantaneously be healed the soonest possible time.

How? Faith in God’s word can erase bitterness, anger, hatred, jealousy, and the likes. Remember the prayer “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”?

MATTHEW 6:14-15 
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Committing adultery and fornication is not only a sin against God and against the spouse, but a sin against the body of the offender.

1 CORINTHIANS 6:18 
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

You may ask why a person can sin against his own body. The answer is simple. Smoking, drinking intoxicating liquor, abuse of eating (gluttony), and the use of prohibited drugs is against one’s own being. Gluttons practically kill their own body, plaguing their bodies with cardiovascular diseases because of uncontrolled consumption of foods. Gluttony is evil, biblically speaking.

LUKE 21:34 
Take heed to yourselves, that your hearts be, at no time, stupefied by gluttony and ebriety and worldly care; and so that day come upon you unaware.
PROVERBS 23:20-21 20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

The spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) to so many millions around the world is mainly due to infidelity and disregard of God’s Law.

RAW DATA: 

Today, there are 37 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS. In the past 25 years, 20 million people have died from AIDS. By 2010, 44 million children will have been orphaned by the disease. Despite recent gains in medicine, 3 million people with AIDS died in 2003. (http://aidsresearcher.typepad.com/) 

Hepatitis B In the World (http://www.hepb.org/hepb/statistics.htm) 

* 2 billion people have been infected (1 out of 3 people). 

* 400 million people are chronically infected. 

* 10-30 million will become infected each year. 

* An estimated 1 million people die each year from hepatitis B and its complications. 

* Approximately 2 people die each minute from hepatitis B. Hepatitis B In the United States  
* 12 million Americans have been infected (1 out of 20 people). 

* More than one million people are chronically infected . 

* Up to 100,000 new people will become infected each year. 

* 5,000 people will die each year from hepatitis B and its complications. 

* Approximately 1 health care worker dies each day from hepatitis B. 

As the number of domestic cases in Canada dwindles, imported syphilis will become increasingly important. More prevention efforts should be targeted at travellers and immigrants as an estimated 12 million syphilis cases occur worldwide. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/epiu-aepi/std-mts/syph_e.html 

Prevalence of Gonorrhea: Each year approximately 650,000 people in the United States are infected with gonorrhea. In 1999, the rate of reported gonorrhea infections was 132.2 per 100,000 persons. (Source: excerpt from Gonorrhea: DSTD) … An estimated 650,000 cases of gonorrhea, caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, occur annually in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) … In 1997, 324,901 cases of gonorrhea in the United States were reported to the CDC, a case rate of 122/100,000. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) 

http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/g/gonorrhea/stats.htm

We must consider surrounding circumstances before we can say that adultery and fornication are grave sins. This is the guide I will give you: Any sin committed by humans outside of the knowledge of the truth can be forgiven by God; and if God can forgive such, the more we must forgive.

1 TIMOTHY 1:13 
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

We must also consider the situation surrounding the commission of such acts. Was it intentionally done by your partner; or was he or she forced by someone who initiated the act. Whatever the case may be, my belief is that God can undo things that were done by humans.

A torn garment can be mended; but “how can you mend a broken heart”? Here’s how:

MATTHEW 9:16 (RSV) 
And no one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch tears away from the garment, and a worse tear is made.

The patch that can be used to cover the tear or repair the damage done by infidelity is fidelity. The patch of fidelity is love. If you really love your partner, you have all the reasons and courage to forgive, especially, if he or she has not yet received the knowledge of the truth.

1 CORINTHIANS 13:7 (RSV) 
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

David had committed infidelity when he took the wife of Uriah, but he repented, did not repeat it again, and was forgiven.

PSALMS 32:5 
I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

To forgive and to forget is attainable by the human mind and heart. God, with an eternal memory, can forgive and forget our sins that we committed against him.

HEBREWS 8:12 
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

The only advice I can give is the advice given in the Bible, which states:

1 CORINTHIANS 7:11 
But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.

I believe in the song “Love is lovelier the second time around”, especially if that second time is coupled with faith and trust in God’s word that can instantaneously heal the wound in your heart.

May God help you.

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Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor

false-witnesses-in-the-Bible

First of all, I want to make it clear to everybody that it is not my goal and never will it be to disgrace or humiliate anybody personally. I am not against any human person, but on the spirit of wickedness that is in him;

EPHESIANS 6:12 
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

And my weapons are not ammunitions or mortars, but the wisdom of God that I have learned from the Scriptures.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4 
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

I preach not myself; not my goodness nor my infirmities (because I am nothing), but the glory of my God and His Son Jesus Christ.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:5 
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.

When I preach and speak, I speak for Christ — His truth; not minding what will be its adverse effect on my person. I know that telling the truth will reap, for me, more enemies than friends; nevertheless, I must speak for Christ.

2 CORINTHIANS 2:17 
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

I have invited to take a ‘U-turn’ and dig deeper to find the roots of all the fraud and deceit that now dominates almost all sectors of society — even the religious helm of it.

In my search, I have found that there are so many irrational views, erroneous teachings, evil ideologies, and misleading information, wherein deceit and fraud are always in essence, but hidden.

The Jehovah’s Witnesses, a worldwide religious activity teaching that ‘Jehovah’ is the real and personal name of God, claiming more than 16 million adherents, has no less than the common denominator of all the false religions prophesied in the Scriptures.

1 JOHN 4:1 
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

A very noticeable example is their belief of the name ‘Jehovah’. According to a 1950 edition of the “New World Bible Translation” of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, they are inclined to view the pronunciation YAHWEH as more correct, but retained the word Jehovah because it was popular among people. Meaning, adopting the word Jehovah is not for the sake of truth, but of popularity.

But there is a deceit!

After a few years of exposition in radio and television, wherein I extensively tackled the topic about the word Jehovah, I have noticed that deceit was employed in the next editions of the same Bible translation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. (See the difference below) In the 1950 edition, they (the Jehovah’s Witnesses) were the ones inclined to view that YAHWEH is more correct than Jehovah. In the 1985 edition, after realizing that my criticisms are rational, they deliberately changed the preface that they were not the ones “inclined to view” that YAHWEH is more correct, but “many”; throwing their garbage to other people’s backyard. Read the reference below very carefully.

Granting (without accepting), that “YAHWEH” is more correct than “Jehovah”, how can there be any pinch of correctness in the word Jehovah to compare it to YAHWEH when their own book says that Jehovah is a later invention and not present in the Hebrew nor the Greek original language used in the Bible? It was not known to all ancients whether Jews or Christians, according to their own book. (See reference below)

And if it is true that YAHWEH is more correct than Jehovah, as they have said, why can’t we find (all over the world) a single kingdom hall bearing the name “Kingdom Hall of Yahweh’s Witnesses”? Can you imagine the deceit being employed by these people?

It has been habitual to the Jehovah’s Witnesses to change their teachings every now and then. They prophesied the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ as early as 1914. When it did not happen, they changed it again and again until scores of members left the society of these “false witnesses”.

Quick Facts: 

1914 was one of the more important estimates of the start of the war of Armageddon by the Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower Bible and Tract Society). They computed 1914 from prophecy in the book of Daniel, Chapter 4. The writings referred to “seven times”. The WTS interpreted each “time” as equal to 360 days, giving a total of 2520 days. This was further interpreted as representing 2520 years, measured from the starting date of 607 BCE. This gave 1914 as the target date.

1914, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975 and 1994 were other dates that the Watchtower Society predicted. 1975 looked likely as it was computed as the 6000th anniversary of the creation of Adam in the Garden of Eden in 4026 BCE. They interpreted Psalms 90:10 as defining the length of a generation to be 80 years. Since 1914 plus 80 equals 1994, they predicted Armageddon would occur around that year. The latest estimate was 6000 years after the creation of Eve, for which no date can be determined with any accuracy.

http://www.preteristarchive.com/StudyArchive/t/theory_false-prophets.html

To the Jehovah’s Witnesses and my readers, remember that the ninth of the Ten Commandments says, “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor” (Exodus 20:16); it will be a greater sin against God if somebody will be witnessing something false about God.

Maybe you will ask why I said in my previous article that my taste buds have been deceived. Well, it’s a side trip along our ‘U-turn’ as we continue traveling. I ask you to be patient.

Who started all these lies being witnessed by the “false witnesses” of a false name: JEHOVAH? I invite you to read my next article.

God Bless You!

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