Wednesday, 26 July 2017

True Blessings are Spiritual, not Earthly or Material

Many in the modern Church in the west today think that blessings are material things. They praise God for giving them a car, house, money, a strong marriage, loving family, and children who are successful, thinking they are so 'blessed' because of these things.

However, no where in the Bible does it refer to such temporal earthly things as blessings. It does not even say that a person whose basic earthly sustenance is met to be blessed, that is, one who has just enough food, water and clothing. 

Rather, the Bible shows us that blessings are spiritual in nature, or ultimately to be used for spiritual purposes for the glory of God, and to enjoy God, and not for one to enjoy for oneself:

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.

For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,
Which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear[a] when heat comes;
But its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought,
Nor will cease from yielding fruit.


(Jeremiah 17:7-8)

 
“The Lord bless you and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’

  
(Numbers 6:24-26)


He who heeds the word wisely will find good,
And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.


(Proverbs 16:20)




Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the whole heart!


(Psalm 119:2)

These verses all refer to a blessed person as one who is blessed because he or she obeys God, and receives much peace and joy as a result of his or her obedience to God. Such peace and joy comes from enjoying the love of God Himself, by focusing on Him and Him alone, counting all earthly things as garbage, living as though he does not have such earthly things:

But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

(Philippians 3:7-11)
By counting such things rubbish, Apostle Paul gained Christ, whose righteous was imputed to him, which gave him peace. For true peace comes from not only being right with God, but by truly closely walking with God (Colossians 3:12-15; Philippians 4:6-7).

Show me a Bible verse where it says "blessed are the rich in money", "blessed are those of great intellect", or "blessed are those with a happy marriage and loving family". But show me one who says such things, and I will show you a misguided, unstable and ignorant person, or an arrogant proud person.

Do not think that such people are only those who from prosperity "churches". Sadly, many in the conservative, orthodox, evangelical Church think that they are more blessed than others who are not as rich, educated, or as happily married, or have a family as loving as theirs. That is in and of itself the height of arrogance, to think that one is more righteous than someone else because one has more of such mere earthly temporal things.

Apostle Paul exhorts those who are focused on earthly things, whether it be marriage, suffering, joy, possessions, and power, to live as though one did not have such things:

 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

(1 Corinthians 7:29-31)

Why did the Apostle say that those who have any of such things, should live as though one did not have such things? Such things are temporary, and therefore should not be things that one focuses on, or strives for. 

Rather, one should focus on God, seeking first the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33), and He will give you what He knows you need.  What you need is that which will enable you to serve and glory God for His pleasure, and not your own.

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
(Matthew 5:1-12).












Sunday, 16 July 2017

Exposing the Pernicious Feminism that Has Taken Over Even the Conservative, Orthodox Evangelical Fundamentalist Church

Dalrock's blog at https://dalrock.wordpress.com/ is an must-read for all Christians, men and women, serious about obeying God-given gender roles, in the context of family, church and society. 

His writings provide an in-depth critical expose into how feminism has devastated the modern Church in the west, which is not only too fearful to rightly proclaim God's Word on gender roles. It unjustly and perversely thinks the wife is always innocent, while the husband is always somewhat at fault whenever a divorce occurs.

 He writes with no fear, and will rightly rebuke on this blog those who attack God's Word.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The Misery of Promiscuity and the False Idea of Women's "Choice" in Marrying

The modern west becomes more and more insane each day. It is horribly sick in the head. The average westerner needs serious emotional, psychological and spiritual counseling. However, this sickness is not a recent one which only started from the beginning of the 21st century. No, it has been going on since the 18th century so-called "enlightenment".

One of the diseases which has plagued the west since the heyday of the "enlightenment" era is the so-called 'free love' movement, which has sadly destroyed the west and caused heartbreak in millions who heeded the lies of the 'free love' movement. One woman who grew up in the 1960s writes of her regret and the misery of promiscuity:


To make things worse, there were two added factors that made promiscuity so difficult to avoid. Firstly, there was very little awareness of sexually transmitted diseases – HIV wasn’t yet an issue – and very few men, now that the pill was on the scene, had any clue about how to put on a condom. Again, there was even less reason to say ‘no’ to sex, and the result was that lots of us girls spent the entire 60s in tears, because however one tried to separate sex from love, we’d been brought up to associate the two; so every time we went to bed with someone, we’d hope it would lead to something more permanent…and each time it never did. 

The other reason that sex was so grim was that now it was so easy, the art of seduction had flown out of the window. I’m sure this was partly why working-class men became so much more attractive to everyone in the 60s. They’d always found, with less birth control available among the working classes and expensive abortion  not an option, that in order to get a girl into bed they had to work really hard at the  chat-up lines. But as for men considering women’s feelings – why should they? 

They continued to satisfy their own needs and never for a moment considered whether the women they were having sex with found it pleasurable or satisfying. Most of us girls, at least those on the London rock scene as I was, didn’t have a clue as to what sex could be like when it was good. When we weren’t crying, we’d giggle, like the schoolgirls we were, about our exploits, without realising how damaging our sexual behaviour was both to our self-esteem and our souls.


Not every girl behaved quite as I did, but most came under the same kinds of pressures and few can have missed out on the occasional bleak and ghastly ‘one-night stand’, a phrase that simply didn’t exist for my parents’ generation.

After a decade of sleeping around pretty indiscriminately, girls of the 60s eventually became fairly jaded about sex. It took me years to discover that continual sex with different partners is, with very few exceptions, joyless, uncomfortable and humiliating, and it’s only now I’m older that I’ve discovered that one of the ingredients of a good sex life is, at the very least, a grain of affection between the two partners involved.

Would I go back to the swinging 60s? Never! 

Indeed, she emphatically states that she would never want to go back to the "swinging 60s". 

The misery of promiscuity is the result of disobeying God, perverting his design for sex in separating sex and marriage. Ironically, this feminist rebellion, despite its claims to 'empower' woman, has depreciated her sexual value to men, in encouraging her to prostitute herself. One could argue that this is evidence of God's design of man's dominion over woman as one which cannot be overthrown. In Genesis 2:21-25, Eve is created from Adam, and Adam names her, meaning that he has dominion over her:

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Any attempts to overthrow or perverts God's design will fail, and fail miserably.

Women is subject to man, as not only indicated by his naming of her, but also that he is the one who is given the responsibility to leave his father and mother, and cleave unto his wife. It is not the woman who is the one who is commanded to leave her father and mother. Thus, where a woman actively seeks love from men, it is unbiblical. That it is unbibilical is indicated by the promiscuity which comes when women pursue men for romantic relationships. 

The idea that woman can led man in pursuing a romantic relationship is based on the false idea of "choice", that a woman who "choose" who she wants to marry, and to decide whether she wants to marry. No where in the Bible does a woman pursue or initiate a God-ordained romantic relationship. It is only the whore in Proverbs 5 and 7 who pursues such relationships.

However, this is precisely the warped view of modern western society which has influenced the Church so much. Rather, it is for God to determine whether a woman, or more generally, a person marries, and who He marries together.

Mark 10:9 says in relation to the issue of divorce, "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." Matthew 19: 6 similarly says "Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

While it is not for man who choose who he marries but God, he is the one who has the responsibility to pursue as Genesis 2:24 indicates.

The whole idea of women "choosing" who she 'wants' to marry is a perversion of the God-given order of headship and submission, and is itself promiscuity. It is promiscuity because she is rebelling against God in relation to matters of sexual boundaries which God has determined.

A woman who actively pursues and initiates romantic relationships with men is a whore. She is like the woman in Proverbs 5 and 7. Run from her immediately. Her lips drip with honey but she is as bitter as wormwood.

My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: 
That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

(Proverbs 5:1-14)









Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Reworking Malachi 2:16 for our feminist era

God hates divorce, full stop, because it is to break the marriage covenant. He hates it when one spouse seeks the divorce where there are no Biblical grounds, if any exist, that is, usually being the wife. Most wives who divorce seek it because the husband did not "give them enough money to spend", make them "happy", became injured and could no longer play sport with them, or did not spend enough money on them. 

This is true. I am not making it up. This is just how evil most women are.

Tragically, Malachi 2:16 has been perverted by evil demonic feminised professing 'christians' (who are not even christians) to mean that God hates divorce, not because of the wife seeking the divorce, but because of the husband by making her 'upset' or 'offended'. What a vile despicable perversion!

https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/reworking-malachi-216-for-our-feminist-era-part-1/

https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/reworking-malachi-216-for-our-feminist-era-part-2/

Heretics who pervert the meaning of Malachi 2:16 are under the wrath of God. They will answer to God one day for their heresy.

THEY need to repent.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

The Perversion of Needs as Wants is the Manifestation of Self-glory, Self-worship and Pride

There is a difference between wants and needs. A want is that which one merely desires but is not needed to remain a living human being, and to serve God. A need is that which one must have to remain alive as a living human being, and therefore to serve God.

Thus, whether something is a want or need is determined by reference to whether it is needed to serve God for His glory. This is because humans exist for the purpose of glorifying God, and not ourselves. We are to live for Him, and not ourselves:

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1:27).

Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him (Isaiah 43:7).

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13).
 

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created (Revelation 4:11).

There are many legitimate needs and desires that people have, such as the desire for food and sex.

So, what one needs must be for the purpose of glorifying God. Of course, what a need is can be indulged in for self-centred ways that are not done to glorify God. Such is the way of greed for legitimate needs such as food. When one eats, not to glorify God, but  to self-indulge, one perverts what is a need into a want.

This perversion of a need into a want is itself a sin, being the manifestation of self-exultation and self-worship, the root of which is pride. It is to worship mammon, as one by default serves mammon when one serves one's own needs, so as to pervert such needs into wants. Serving one's needs is itself the failure to serve God, as serving one's needs is to serve oneself.

To serve one's needs is different from having one's needs met as a means to serve God. A Christian is totally liberated from serving his needs as God provides. He needs only to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. God makes it His duty to provide when a Christian seeks first His Kingdom and His righteousness:

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
 
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
 
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof  

(Matthew 6:30-34).

The perversion of needs as wants is an extremely dangerous one. It is slavery to one's needs, coming from a selfish pursuit of one's needs, such that those needs are used to serve oneself, instead of as an means to serve God. Not only does that put such a person in spiritual bondage. It places a man whose primary obligation is to provide for his family's needs into spiritual bondage, by twisting it into an obligation to provide for their wants (Genesis 3:17-19; 1 Timothy 5:8; Ephesians 5:23-25). 

That is another issue which will be examined in another article, and which is argued to be one main causes of family breakdown, that is, financial strain or dispute. It is one of the main forms of manipulation that wives and children use against their husbands and fathers or parents more generally, respectively.

Such is the way of self-exultation and self-worship where one seeks one's needs, instead of fully relying on God to provide.