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FREE WILL? YOU CANNOT EVEN KEEP YOURSELF FROM DYING

By Edwin Christiaan | July 30, 2021

King David speaking about God said this,

“You bring our lives to an end just like a dream. We are merely tender grass that sprouts and grows in the morning, but dries up by evening. Your furious anger frightens and destroys us, and you know all our sins, even those we do in secret. Your anger is a burden each day we live, then life ends like a sigh. Psalms‬ ‭90:5-9‬ ‭CEV‬‬

“Though the wicked sprout like weeds and evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

And Job said this,

“You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer.” Job‬ ‭14:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Yes,

“People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.” 1 Peter‬ ‭1:24 NLT‬‬“

They will fade away like a little flower in the field. The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the [...]

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FREE WILL TO DO GOD’S WILL?

By Edwin Christiaan | July 28, 2021

There is no such thing as having free will to do God’s will! Why? Because the Bible says,

“Everything depends on what God decides to do, and He can either have pity on people or make them stubborn. Someone may ask, “How can God blame us, if He makes us behave in the way He wants us to?” But, my friend, I ask, “Who do you think you are to question God? Does the clay have the right to ask the potter why he shaped it the way he did?” Romans‬ ‭9:18-20‬ ‭CEV

‬‬Jesus told His disciples,

“For many are called, but few are chosen.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“You didn’t choose Me. I chose you.”‭‭John‬ ‭15:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“I chose the twelve of you, but one is a devil. He was speaking of Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, one of the Twelve, who would later betray Him.” ‭‭John‬ ‭6:70-71‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Yes!“

God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son!” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:29‬ ‭NLT

‬‬Therefore, “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

That’s why the [...]

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THE CHURCH SHOULD BE SHARING, GIVING, AND HELPING

By Edwin Christiaan | July 20, 2021

The first church in the Bible book of Acts practiced sharing! These believers were the prime example of how the church of Jesus Christ should be functioning, and that’s not what we see happening today in the churches. Instead, the church is busy teaching the false doctrine of tithing, obligating people to pay 10% of their money income, and charging for everything. How stupid!

Just read for yourself how the first church was sharing with each other, and how the apostle Paul taught the church based on this example of sharing, which brings great blessings!

THE FIRST CHURCH

“All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to SHARING in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.” Acts‬ ‭2:42‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“And all the believers met together in one place and SHARED everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and SHARED the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and SHARED their meals with great joy and [...]

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BREAK FROM A BROKEN HEART

By Edwin Christiaan | July 7, 2021

“The Lord hears His people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.” Psalms‬ ‭147:3‬ ‭NLT

‬‬Yes,

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalms‬ ‭56:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

But,

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with His comfort through Christ.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:3-5‬ ‭NLT

‬‬In the end,

“God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬

By Edwin Christiaan | July 5, 2021

“I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.” 2. Peter‬ ‭3:3-4‬ ‭NLT

‬‬But Jesus said,

“Look, I am coming soon, bringing My reward with Me to repay all people according to their deeds.” Revelation‬ ‭22:12‬ ‭NLT

‬‬See,

“The world is passing away and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God continues to live forever.” 1 John‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭NASB

Yes!“For this world as we know it will soon pass away.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:31‬ ‭NLT

‬‬“But God has promised us a new heaven and a new earth, where justice will rule. We are really looking forward to this!” 2 Peter‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭CEV‬‬

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WHAT YEAR OF JUBILEE?

By Edwin Christiaan | June 28, 2021

There is no such thing as a Year of Jubilee for the New Testament believer! However, there is such a thing as the Year of Jubilee described in the Torah (the first five books of Moses in the Old Testament of the Bible), but the observance of Jubilee ONLY applies to the JEWISH people who live in the land of Israel!

When Christian church leaders and preachers are telling you that your debt will be canceled in exchange for you sowing money seeds into the church, and when they promise you major financial increases connected to the Year of Jubilee, it is just another foolish fabrication to get your money!

What pertains to the Jewish people of Israel has NOTHING to do with the New Testament Church!

Again, this is just another deception being conveyed in the Body of Christ for financial gain!

The Year of Jubilee is defined in Leviticus 25:9 as the sabbatical year after seven cycles of seven years (49 years). The fiftieth year was to be a time of celebration and [...]

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DID JESUS MAKE ANYBODY FINANCIALLY RICH?

By Edwin Christiaan | June 23, 2021

No! As matter of fact, Jesus told a rich man who came to Him and asked,

“Teacher, what good thing must I do to have eternal life?” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:16‬ ‭CEV

‬‬Jesus answered him, “If you want to be perfect, go sell everything you own! Give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come and be my follower.”

When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he was very rich.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:22-22‬ ‭CEV‬‬

Upon this, Jesus told His disciples,

“I tell you, it’s terribly hard for rich people to get into the kingdom of heaven! In fact, it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into God’s kingdom.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:23-24‬ ‭CEV

‬‬The apostle Paul said, “We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NLT

‬‬“I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with [...]

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THE LAW OF ATTRACTION GOSPEL?

By Edwin Christiaan | May 28, 2021

“Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons.” 1. Timothy‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭NLT

‬‬‬‬One of the big deceptive teachings in the Church nowadays is what is known as the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction, which comes from the New Age Philosophy, says that what you say comes back to you. The law of Attraction is about putting yourself in the center of everything, believing that all you need to succeed in life can be found within yourself, and that you are able to manifest it into existence. It is a way of confessing yourself rich or successful, which so many preachers are into, especially in the charismatic church circles. These teachings have laid the foundation for the so-called Prosperity Gospel, which cleverly teach the “name-it and claim-it” deception. The Law of Attraction says you can be who you want to be and have everything you want to have. Isn’t it [...]

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THE CHURCH IS LYING ABOUT ANGELS

By Edwin Christiaan | May 23, 2021

Over the years, I have heard many charismatic preachers say that we as Christians have the authority to command angels in Jesus name to do what we want. But, where does it say in the Bible that we can command angels to act on our behalf? What the Bible does say is that,

“Angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Angels may take on various forms, including at times, a human form as you can read in the below verse:

“Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!” Hebrews 13:2 NLT

The Bible also says that we are not to worship angels.

“And don’t let anyone say you must worship angels, even though they say they have had visions about this.” Colossians 2:18 NLT

In the following scripture, we see a clear example of how the apostle John was instructed NOT to worship the angel who had brought him revelations from God. As a matter of fact, we Christians [...]

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WE EDUCATE YOU IN THE BIBLE FOR FREE!

By Edwin Christiaan | May 20, 2021

When pastors use the Scripture, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.” (II Corinthians‬ ‭8:9‬ ‭NKJV‬) ‬to tell you that Jesus became poor to make you financially rich, he is lying to you!

How do I know?

Because the one who wrote this passage, which is the apostle Paul, is also the same one who writes,

“We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.” 2. Corinthians‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭NLT

‬‬So Paul was not talking about getting financially rich, but he was encouraging the Corinthian church to add giving to the impressive list of things in which they excelled.

“Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.” 2. Corinthians 8:7 NLT

To do so, they had to model their behavior after Christ, who, though [...]

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