quarta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2011

RABBI YITZHAK KADURI

Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri 
Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri reveals the name of the Messiah before he died! He was a renowned Mizrahi Haredi rabbi and Kabbalist who devoted his life to Torah study.

Shortly before he died in 2006 at the age of 108, one of Israel's most prominent rabbis wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed until one year later after his death.

When the note was unsealed one year later, it revealed what many have known for centuries: Yehoshua, or Yeshua (Jesus), is the Messiah.

name of the Messiah on a small note
With the biblical name of Jesus, the Rabbi and kabbalist described the Messiah using six words and hinting that the initial letters form the name of the Messiah. The secret note said: Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name, He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.

I don't know if the visions he had and the prophecies he made about Jesus are true. With all respect for Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri I am inclined to think that these visions and prophecies are in most cases "imaginations from our mind". See Jeremiah 23:16-18

But, in my opinion, what makes the Bible and Christianity credible is that Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri  is a renowned Mizrahi Haredi rabbi and Kabbalist who devoted his life to Torah study, and recognized that Jesus was the Messiah!

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No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. Remember, God does the saving. All of it! God's simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Therefore, unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell.

So this mean Rabbi Yitzhak kaduri was a Christian?
If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried, and risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith. Christ died for your sins. You are a sinner by nature and by choice.

Jesus took your sins and charged them to His own record. He went to the cross and paid the penalty for your sins.

He says if you're willing to receive Him in faith, he will transfer His payment to your debt, and His righteousness to your sins.

He will impute to you, His goodness, and impute to His own record your sin; if you in faith will trust Him as your Savior.

You must believe that Jesus died, was buried and rose again.1 Corinthians 15:1-4 teaches that the gospel is the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. God's simple plan of salvation is: You are a sinner. Unless you believe on Jesus Who died in your place, you will spend eternity in Hell. If you believe on Him as your crucified, buried,risen Savior, you receive forgiveness for all of your sins and His gift of eternal salvation by faith.

Would you like to know Jesus personally?

Would you like to be saved?

You can pray the following prayer and read the Bible everyday beginning with John's gospel, the Gospel that reveals that Jesus is THE SON OF GOD:

Take God at His word...claim His salvation by faith. 
Dear Jesus, I admit that I am a sinner, deserving of Hell. Please forgive me of my sins and take me to Heaven when I die. I now believe upon You alone, apart from all self-righteous works and religion, as my personal Savior.

Thank you. Amen.

Just take God at His word and claim His salvation by faith. Believe, and you will be saved.

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Bill Johnson's 'Kingdom Now' theology

2 Chronicles 20:37 Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, “Because you have made an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy what you have made”.

Bill Johnson
There is a doctrine called 'knosis theology' - meaning that Jesus 'put aside' His divinity when he became man.

'Kenosis' is a Greek word for emptiness. So, the 'kenosis doctrine' is based on a misuse of Philippians 2:7 where Paul says that Jesus emptied Himself.

'Functional knosis' speaks about Jesus 'putting aside' His functions; 'Ontological knosis' speaks about Jesus 'putting aside' His nature or divine attributes.

Some theologians say that 'functional knosis' is not heretical, but 'ontological knosis' is.

I myself don't believe in 'knosis', because I believe in the 'hypostatic theology', or 'hypostatic union', that describes the union of Christ's humanity and divinity in one, meaning that Jesus was complete man, but also complete GOD on earth from His conception until His death!

Bill Johnson's doctrine about the divinity of Jesus is very confusing. On one hand his followers imply that  he teaches 'functional knosis', but on the other hand, in saying that Jesus 'put aside' his divinity and lived on earth as a man anointed by the Holy Spirit, Bill Johnson is diminishing Jesus' divine nature as a man. So, actually, he also teaches 'ontological knosis'. 

Bill Johnson' kenosis view is a very serious heresy, because in a subtle way, he wants to come to the following presumption: 

If Jesus did all the miracles, signs and wonders as a man, 'anointed' by the Holy Spirit, we also, 'anointed' by the Holy Spirit are capable of doing the same things that Jesus did. Bill Johnson goes on to affirm, "Not only that, we shall do greater works than Jesus, referring to Jesus' signs and wonders". Based on John 14:12.   

Analise of Bill Johnson' presumptions:

I believe that Bill Johnson's Kingdom Now Theology has as its goal 'the glorification of man', hence the reason he diminishes Jesus' Divinity.
  
Firstly, because he affirms: "Because of Jesus' self-imposed restriction, His miracles were only done by virtue of an anointing of the Holy Spirit on His ministry and this same anointing is also available to us".

And he goes on and make another presumption: "If we are filled by the Spirit like Jesus, we are capable of doing the same signs, miracles and wonders that Jesus did on earth".

He then goes completely heretic, based on John 14 v 12, when he says: "Not only that, but 'we shall do greater works than Jesus", referring that we are capable to do greater signs and wonders than Jesus. 

But the 'greater works' in John 14:12 cannot refer to signs and wonders that are greater in quality than those done by Jesus because no believer ever has or ever will do greater miracles than Jesus. He raised the dead, opened the eyes of the blind, restored hearing to the deaf, cast out demons, healed the lame, walked on water, calmed a stormy sea, multiplied bread and fish and turned water into wine.

No miracle-worker has even come close since the days of the apostles and even the apostles did not do any signs and wonders that were greater.
 
Secondly, Bill Johnson is obviously wrong when he says: "When Christ died on the cross he took away the curse and defeated Satan in order for us to reach prosperity: welfare, dominion, power, health, wealth, happiness and joy, while living on this earth".

A careful reading of the Bible indicates otherwise. Simply put, the Bible never commands Christians to take dominion, because this will never happen any way. A search for such a mandate proves fruitless. The Bible never even hints that this is to be the purpose of the church between Christ's first and second comings. The purpose of the Church firstly is to preach the Gospel to all creation.

However, when a nation is reached by the Gospel, people will know justice, freedom, health and wealth, but that doesn't mean believers will be healthy and prosperous at all times.

It also doesn't mean that believers - the Church - will dominate the Earth.

After all, Dominion Theology and 'Kingdom Now' Theology conceive Christianization as a social and political event.  They teach that believers - the Church - must dominate the entire world and establish a theocratic government, before Jesus comes back.
If anyone would come after me...
But any teachings to do with the Great Commission that involve sacrifice and abnegation of life in order to evangelize the lost, become secondary because the mainly objective of these doctrines is for believers to dominate the world 'Now'.  

Luke 9: 23And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it".

By the way, we can ask: 

Is Britain a Christian nation? What is the percentage of ‘born again’ believers ' in Britain and USA?

What is the percentage of ‘born again’ believers  in Arab countries?

So, although we find in the Bible that God bless materially people who turns to Him, most of the blessings promised in the New Testament have a spiritual connotation linked with a small percentage of people around our world.

We are and we will be always a minority, so we will never 'dominate' the world! Our task is not to 'dominate' but rather to evangelize the world!

Bill Johnson's central idea about "life-affirmation" puts in question all Biblical doctrines that teach the possibility of Christians going through suffering, weakness, sickness and poverty while living on this earth.
 
Romans 8:1-39, the central idea of this chapter  is that we believers also 'groan', even though we have the Holy Spirit within us, as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We too, wait with eager hope, for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies He has promised us. 

While we are part of the creation, we will know 'suffering' v18, 'weakness' v26; 'hardship', 'persecution', 'famine', 'nakedness', 'danger', 'sword' v35 and 'death'. As Paul says, "For your sake we face 'death' all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered" v36

But through the Holy Spirit, in spite of suffering, troubles, afflictions, hardship, we have the hope of future glory v18-27 and because of this hope we are more than conquerors v31-37. In v28 we read that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. 
 
Of course God heals. Of course He prospers. But as for me, I plan to continue praising Him in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, till death reunites me with the One whose sufferings we are sometimes called to share, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Conclusion: 

In my opinion, Bill Johnson's extremist beliefs about the "Kingdom Now" theology and "Dominion" theology are heretical and therefore he is preaching another Gospel.

For the protection of people who are under our leadership, we should have the courage to stand against these extremist teachers, denouncing them rather than making a compromise with them, like many Christians leaders are doing.

We must not do wrong alliances to try to develop our Churches. I I Chronicles 20:30-37

When  Jehoshaphat did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, he was blessed and the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace: 30And the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side 32 He followed the ways of his father Asa and did not stray from them; he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD

But when he decided to make a commercial alliance with Aaziah, what happened?: 35 Later, Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel, whose ways were wicked. 36 He agreed with him to construct a fleet of trading ships. After these were built at Ezion Geber, 37 Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, “Because you have made an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy what you have made.” The ships were wrecked and were not able to set sail to trade.

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domingo, 2 de outubro de 2011

"180" movie

It's ok to kill a baby in the womb, when?

A dramatic film that documents the responses of young adults to questions about abortion by evangelist Ray Comfort, which also includes discussions on Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust in Europe, appears to be gathering enough momentum to go viral after being released online a week ago.

Prior to the video’s online release, Comfort told The Christian Post that, in the process of making the film, he asked a question that was “so powerful that it not only changed the people’s minds about abortion, and made them do a 180 (degree turn in viewpoint), but it made them do a 180 when it comes to their own eternal salvation.”

If you want to know more, please click on the site below and watch “180” movie. It has been seen by more than a half million people since was released online two weeks ago.

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sábado, 1 de outubro de 2011

Rob Bell or Hell?

A. Introduction

Rob Bell or Hell?
If Rob Bell is right, then God, Jesus and the Bible are wrong?

But who is right, Rob Bell or Hell?

There are too many biblical passages that describe God as actively judging sinners. Surely this view of judgment is unpopular and has negative connotations. This may be the place it hits us Westerners the hardest.

In trying to make sense of the biblical portrait of eternal judgment, we are left with no other choice. As glorious and majestic as the New Testament portrayal of resurrection and new creation is, so horrific and terrifying is its portrayal of God’s wrath against sinners.

The number of times 'hell' appears in the texts in English Bible Translations are many.

Authorized" King James Version - 54 times and New King James Version - 32 times.

And Jesus speaks of 'hell' more than other character in the Bible. Jesus didn’t stir things up by backing off the truth of final judgment. He stirred things up by reaching for the most gruesome, horrifying images imaginable in order to communicate the horror of God’s judgment.

I want God to use what Jesus taught about hell in such a way that my own heart will be gripped by compassion for lost people, and that I will be bold enough to faithfully represent a Savior whose teaching is increasingly unpopular.

Please look below a few verses to see how terrifying Jesus portrayal God's wrath against sinners.

Matthew 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many".

Matthew 25:41 "Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels".

Mark 9:42-43 "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire".                                                                                                                 
B. Why is Rob Bell dismissing what Jesus said?

Heaven or Hell?
Why is Rob Bell dismissing what Jesus said, becoming a teacher of the Universalism doctrine?

Because Rob Bell came to the same conclusion like people who don't believe, and say: "if your God is perfect and all powerful and loving, then why does he not give everyone on this earth a fair chance to know him and accept him? Why would a loving God condemn anyone to hell?"

This is the lie of universalism that says all road lead to God, that because God's love and mercy, everyone will somehow make it to Heaven

Universalism rejects completely the message and the power of the Gospel.

But, let's be very clear, if we believe the Bible is the word of God, we just don't care what Rob Bell thinks about hell and heaven, because the Bible is our ultimate authority?

But Rob Bell is not just dismissing what Jesus said about hell, he is also dismissing the teaching of the Bible about judgement and condemnation of the wicked, as you can see in the following texts:                                                                                                                                      
Marc 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned

John 5:24 Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life

John 5:29 and come out, those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned.

Acts 24:15 and I have the same hope in God as these men themselves have, that there will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.

Romans 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.

The dead were judged according....
II Thessalonians 2:12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

Hebrews 6:2 instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgement

Revelation 20:12-15 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire

Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

Ecclesiastes 11:9 You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment

Psalms 1:5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous

Daniel 12:2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.

C. Why will God judge people? 

The Bible answer is straightforward "we have all sinned against Him and have broken His law and we need to believe in the gospel to be saved".

Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God"  and Mark 16:15-16 "he said to them, Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned".                                              

It is a fact that most people's consciences tell them not to kill, steal, and commit rape. Our laws also show that it is wrong to do these things. No one protests when our police officers throw people into jail because they have committed these horrible crimes.

 Why? Because you know that evildoers must be punished.

I pronounce you guilty ...
If a judge were to set criminals free without the punishment specified in the law, that judge would be unjust and would have to be dismissed from the bench.

In the same way, a mighty good and holy God would also condemn a sinner or a person to hell that chooses to remain separated from Him in their sins. If He didn't, He would not be a righteous and just God.

Sin separates mankind from God. Let's test ourselves on God's Ten Commandments: Exodus 20

1º Commandment  "Thou shalt have no other gods before me". 

Have you always put God first in every area of your life? If you answer no, you have broken God's 1st commandment.

2. Commandment 'Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image'.

Have you ever put a material thing like money, a car, or a career ahead of God? If you answer yes, you have broken God's 2nd commandment.

3º Commandment 'Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain'.

Have you ever used God's name as a swear word? If so, you are profane - you have broken God's 3rd commandment.

4º Commandment  "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy".

Have you always kept the Sabbath holy (Christians keep Sunday)? If not, you have broken God's 4th commandment.

5º Commandment  "Honor thy father and thy mother".

Have you ever disobeyed or spoken evil of your parents? Who doesn't, you might say, so you have broken God's 5th commandment.

6º Commandment. "Thou shalt not kill".

The Bible says that if we hate someone, we commit murder in our hearts. Matthew 5:21-22  Yes you have the capacity to hate, you have broken God's 6th commandment.

7º Commandment "Thou shalt not commit adultery".

Have you ever engaged in sexual fantasies or lustful thoughts about anyone not your spouse? If so, you are an adulterer - you have broken God's 7th commandment. Matthew 5:27-28

8º Commandment "Thou shalt not steal".

Have you ever taken anything that didn't belong to you, no matter how small in value? You are a thief - you have broken God's 8th commandment.

9º Commandment "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor".

Have you ever told a lie, a fib, white lie, or half truth about someone else? I am sure we all have broken God's 9th commandment so many times. 

10º Commandment  "Thou shall not covet".

Have you ever desired to have something that someone else has - a girl or guy, a car, a house, a job, or anything else? Don't tell me you're innocent and you have never broken God's 10th commandment!

D. Conclusion

Everyone that has ever lived (except the Lord Jesus Christ) has broken at least one of these commandments.

Most of us have probably broken most of them. Breaking only one of God's commandments only one time is all it takes to separate yourself from God and be destined to hell! "their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone..." Revelation 21:8

When you - a murderer, a thief, an adulterer, a liar - stand before the righteous Judge of all the universe, how could He not require that justice be satisfied by exacting the due penalty for your sins in the fires of hell?

E. Would you like to pray?

Does the situation seem hopeless? Wait!

There's GOOD NEWS! BECAUSE OF GOD'S MERCY THERE IS HOPE!

God does not want you to go to hell!

The Bible says in Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him(Jesus) from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

To be saved, a sinner simply needs to become "guilty" before God. To receive Jesus Christ into your life right now just say a simple prayer like the one below meaning it with all your heart:

Dear Lord God. 

In Jesus name, Amen.



I come to You a sinner and I humbly repent. I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe You raised Him from the dead. Come into my life Jesus and be my Lord and Savior. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to change and take control of my life that I may live for You from this day forth and from now on. 

Thank You Lord for saving me and cleansing me with Your precious blood.


I wrote this post with some help of the sites below:

http://www.the.wayofthemaster.com/goodperson.shtml

http://www.fillthevoid.org/Christian/Hell/Hellevangelism1.html

http://trevinwax.com/2011/05/24/n-t-wright-on-rob-bell-and-the-reality-of-hell/


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Strange Factor

In my post, the ‘Strange Omission’, I said that “prayerlessness is the Church’s major malady”.

Today, I want to speak about another weakness of the Church - the ‘Strange Factor’, which is the hidden message of the Acts of the Apostles.

Christians often think that the Acts of the Apostles records the first Christians' obedience to the Great Commission. But, is that right?

It might sound ‘strange’, but in the book of Acts (although we don’t see it straightaway because it is hidden) Christians were very reluctant to venture beyond the borders of Judaism. A closer look shows that if there had not been a “great persecution” in Jerusalem, Christians would probably have stayed in the capital indefinitely (Acts 8:1).

So, the ‘Strange Factor’ in the book of Acts of the Apostles (the hidden message), is 'reluctance'.

In Romans 16:25-26 Paul speaks about a mystery, going on to reveal that this mystery, which had been kept secret since the world began, is the gospel, the salvation that should be preached to all nations. This was at the heart of his calling, just as God had told Ananias about Saul's calling:

Acts 9:15: “This man is my chosen instrument, to carry my name before the gentiles”

But, was it at the heart of the Jewish Christians, also called Hebrew Christians?

The book of Acts shows how reluctant the Jews were to preach the gospel to the gentiles.

Even the leading apostle, Peter, was very reluctant to associate with gentiles, hence the reason that God gave a vision and said:

“Get up Peter. Kill and eat. Peter replied, I have never eaten anything impure. Then, when Peter was wondering about the meaning of the vision, the men sent by Cornelius, the Gentile, stopped at the gate.” Acts 10: 12-17

Peter needed that vision to go to Cornelius’ house and preach the gospel we find recorded in Acts. 10:34-43.

But, it was not just the first Christians who showed reluctance. The Church of Christ throughout its history on earth has always shown reluctance in obeying the Great Commission.

“Sit down, young man! When God pleases to convert the heathen, He’ll do it without you or me!” said John C. Ryland, a senior Baptist minister in the 1780’s to the young man before him - William Carey.

Do you know what the cause of offense was?

William Carey had suggested that the Great Commission, the mandate of Christ to go to the ends of the earth, was binding not just in the Acts of the Apostles, but also upon every succeeding generation of Christians.

Are we reluctant to go and preach to our neighbors, colleagues, relatives, people in our streets or in the next village/town, not forgetting those who live away in another Country or Continent?

Have you spoken to anybody this week about Christ?

Have you ever considered leaving your 'comfort zone' to go to another Country and do something for Christ, even if it is just for 'short term'? Or do you just go abroad for holiday?

We need prayer, good meetings and solid teaching in our Churches, but our primordial task is to go and preach the Gospel to the lost and we must be involved in it.

Jerusalem (evangelism 1)

Judea and Samaria (evangelism 2)

The end of the earth (evangelism 3).

In the three parables in Matthew 21:28-22:14, Jesus teaches about God taking His kingdom from one people and giving it to another people.

In the second parable “The Parable of the Talents” – Jesus said:

“Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits”.

Are we producing fruits, or have we fallen in the same apathy that we see in West Countries, where Churches are developing social and anthropological areas (that's good), but are ignoring the Great Commission?

Many Churches are saying, “Come, we have the best meetings in our community", instead of saying “Go and preach the gospel to all creation!"

Our disobedience will not stop God fulfilling His eternal purpose, but we will miss out and God will give the task to other people!

If we won’t miss out, why would I be bothered to write this post?


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