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March 15, 2006

Hate: Is a Christian supposed to hate?

Filed under: Bible Studies,Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 12:17 am

Hate

A Bible Study

by Adam Osborne, Jr.


HATRED: Is a Christian suppose to “hate” ?

  • Question: Should a Christian HATE someone who hates God?

As I read the below scripture in Psalms, I was puzzled by the word hate in the context it was used.? I decided to look up the following scriptures and look in some study books to help me determine what the bible says about hate.

  • Psalms 139:21 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? [22] I hate them with perfect hatred:? I count them mine enemies.

    Clarke’s Commentary = “Do not I hate them”… I hold their conduct in abomination.? “With perfect hatred”…Their conduct, their motives, their opposition to thee, their perfidy and idolatrous purposes, I perfectly abhor.? With them I have neither part, interest, nor affection.

    Matthew Henry’s Commentary = He detests them (v.21,22):? “do not I hate those that hate thee?”, and for that reason, because they hate thee?? I hate them because I love thee, and hate to see such affronts and indignities put upon they blessed name. Note:? Sin is hated, and sinners are lamented, by all that fear God.? “I hate them” (that is, I hate the work of them that turn aside, as he explains himself Psalms 101:3)

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    2. Question😕 Will God punish you if you don’t HATE people that hate God?

  • 2 Chronicles 19:1 And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. [2] And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

    Clarke’s Commentary = “Therefore is wrath upon thee” …? That is, Thou deservest to be punished.? And who can doubt this, who knows that he did help the ungodly and did love them that hated Jehova?? And is not the wrath of God upon all those alliances which his people form with the ungodly, whether they be social, matrimonial, commercial, or political?

    Matthew Henry’s Commentary = (1)The prophet told him plainly that he had done very ill in joining with Ahab:? “Shouldst thou,” a godly man, “help the ungodly,” give them a hand of fellowship, and lend them a hand of assistance?” Or, “Shouldst thou love those that hate the Lord;” wilt thou lay those in thy bosom whom God beholds afar off?? It is the black character of wicked people that they are haters of God.? “Do I not hate those,” says David, “that hate thee?” Ps 139:21,?? Those whom the grace of God has dignified ought not to debase themselves.? Let God’s people be of God’s mind. (2) That God was displeased with him for doing this; “There is wrath upon thee from before the Lord,” and thou must, by repentance, make thy peace with him, or it will be the worse for thee.? He did so, and God’s anger was turned away.

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    The Lord hates sin

  • Zechariah 8:17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.

    • After reviewing the above Commentaries and scriptures, I concluded that you should “hate” the sin, not the sinner, hate the act, the ways, but never the person.


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    At this point, I wanted to see what the New Testament had to say about “hate”.

    • Jesus taught us not to hate each other, but to love and forgive

  • Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. [44] But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; [45] That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. [46] For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? [47] And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? [48] Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
  • Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, [2] To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. [3] For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
  • 1 John 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. [10] He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. [11] But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
  • 1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. [15] Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. [16] Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

    We should HATE sin.

  • Psalms 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.
  • Psalms 119:10? Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
  • Psalms 119:113? I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
  • Psalms 119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
  • Ecclesiastes?3:8? A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
  • Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

    Bibliography

    • Matthew Henry, “The Matthew Henry Study Bible, King James Version, World Bibles, 1994
    • Adam Clarke’s, “The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” Commentaries, Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN?

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  • March 14, 2006

    Is Jesus Really God?

    Filed under: Bible Studies,Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 12:13 am



    Jesus


    Is Jesus really God?



    The bible frequently and clearly states that Jesus is God.

    JOHN 1:1-3,14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.? (2) The same was in the beginning with God.? (3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made….(14)And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

    Jesus, who existed since the beginning of time, became flesh and dwelt with us.? Here is positive proof of the deity of Jesus Christ.

    Col 1:15-17 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

    1 John 1:1-2 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)??

    Psalms 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

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    Col 2:9 (NIV) For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form


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    ? Jesus, himself, stated that He was God.

    John 10:30 I and my Father are one.

    Now, if He wasn’t God, after his death would the apostles continued to work and DIE for the cause of Jesus?? No way!!!? They would have left, broken hearted and upset for being fooled by a mere mortal man.? But NO, the apostles continued his work.? They worked because they saw him resurrected after his death.? They saw the nail scars in his hand.? They saw him “appear” out of nowhere into the room where they were assembled. Before Jesus’ death on the cross the apostles were with Jesus day and night for 3 years.? They saw his work, they saw his miracles. They witnessed his ascension to heaven!!! He was, IS,? GOD incarnate!

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    • John 10:38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.”
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    • John 12:44-46 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
      46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
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    • John 14:7? If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”
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    • John 16:15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
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    • John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
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    • John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
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    • John 17:22? And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

    • John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

    • Rev 22:13? I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

      Below are a few additional scriptures that tells of Jesus’ deity.


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    • Heb 1:3 (NIV) The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.

    • Rev 19:16 (NIV) On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

    • 1 Tim 3:16 (NIV) Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

    • Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
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    • Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
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    • Heb 7:3? Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
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    • Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

    • Romans 10:9? That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

    • 1 Cor 8:6? But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
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    • Eph 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism;

    • Romans 9:5 (NIV)? Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all
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    March 13, 2006

    Friends – updated 13 Feb 2016

    Filed under: Bible Studies — Adam Osborne @ 12:02 am

    Friends: Kinds to HAVE; Kinds to BE!
    A different perspective.
    A bible study by Adam Osborne for Men’s Ministry, 13 Feb 2016

    Pro 18:24  A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

    John Gill’s Commentary:
    ▪ A man that hath friends must show himself friendly,…. Friendship ought to be mutual and reciprocal, as between David and Jonathan; a man that receives friendship ought to return it, or otherwise he is guilty of great ingratitude.
    ▪ God is his friend, as appears by God’s early love to us, God’s choice of us, and provisions of grace for us; by God sending his son to save us; by visiting us, not only in a way of providence, but of grace; by disclosing his secrets, showing his covenant to us, and by making us his heir, and a joint heir with Christ.
    ▪ Christ is his friend, as is evident by suffering and dying in our place.
    ▪ The Holy Spirit is his friend, He shows us our woeful estate and jour woeful nature, and The Spirit shows us the way of salvation by Christ; by working all his works in us; by acting the part of a Comforter to us; by revealing divine things to us, by helping us under all his infirmities; by making intercession for us according to the will of God;
    ▪ angels are his friends, by their ministering to them, their protection of them, and the good offices they do them both in life and at death; and saints are friends to one another:
    ▪ We should show ourselves friendly toward God…. by frequently visiting us at the throne of grace; by trusting in us; by a carefulness not to offend, but please him; and by a close and faithful adherence to his cause and interest:
    ▪ We should show ourselves friendly toward Jesus Christ our Redeemer, by a ready obedience to his commands; by owning and using him as their friend; by taking notice of his friends, and showing them respect, his ministers and poor saints; by cleaving to him, and renouncing the friendship of his enemies:
    ▪ We should show ourselves friendly toward the Holy Spirit, by not grieving, quenching, and despising us; but by making use of him, and giving up ourselves to his influence and direction; and by acknowledging him as the author of all their grace:
    ▪ We should show ourselves friends to the also to angels, by speaking well of them, owning their good offices, and reckoning it an honour that they are come and joined to such a company;
    ▪ We should show ourselves friends to the saints, by Christian conversation with them, by sympathizing with them in all conditions, by hearty counsel, faithful reproofs and admonitions, and by helping them in every distress, inward and outward;

    and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother;
    • a man like him, to his own soul, and so this friend and you are of one heart and soul, as Jonathan and David, and the first Christians, were;
    • this is true of Christ, think of the close union between him and his people; and of his close attention to our cause and our interest; and of his constancy and continuance as a friend at all times; and of his faithfulness and unchangeableness.

    ASK: What does “a friend that sticketh closer than a brother” look like? Can someone share with us a time when someone was this kind of friend to you? Or you to someone else?

    Proverbs 13:20 = Be with wise men and become wise. Be with evil men and become evil.

    [DISCUSS WITH MEN, then read commentary below]
    John Gill’s Commentary: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise,….
    ▪ Who will be your companion? A companion of someone that fears the Lord; converses frequently with you in private about spiritual things, and walks with you in public in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord;
    ▪ this will ensure that we grow wiser and wiser, gains a large stock of spiritual knowledge and experience; for this holds good both in natural and spiritual wisdom, a man of any capacity at all will improve by keeping wise company
    ▪ but a companion of fools shall be destroyed; the Vulgate Latin version renders it, “shall become like them”; be a fool as they are, and grow still more and more foolish. The Septuagint version is, “shall be known”; known by the company he keeps to be a fool also: or rather, “shall be broken”; ruined and destroyed, “evil communications corrupt good manners”,
    ▪ 1 Corinthians 15:33, Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
    ⁃ and so bring to ruin and destruction.
    ▪ [ASK…..”Then how do we convert the lost?”]
    ⁃ That does not mean that you can’t talk to the unconverted. You should try to convert them, help them, coach them, do all you can for them. Just don’t become such good friends that you are associated with them or begin to condone their sinful behavior.

    Pro 14:7  Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.

    —Any thoughts here? Why would we be in the presence of a fool? (an old friend we had when we were young?….a person who is popular with people or with peers at work…..etc)

    Adam Clarke commentary says it all: The meaning of the adage is plain: Never associate with a vain, empty fellow, when thou perceivest he can neither convey nor receive instruction.

    I also like what the Ellicott commentary said here….i.e. a dull, stupid one, when the time comes that you see you can do him no good; for “evil communications corrupt good manners.”

    John Gill’s commentary:
    Go from the presence of a foolish man,…. A wicked one; avoid him, shun his company, depart from him, have no fellowship with him, it, being dangerous, infectious, and hurtful;
    when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge; when it is observed that his lips pour out foolishness, what is corrupt and unsavoury, unchaste and filthy; what does not minister grace to the hearers, nor is for the use of edifying, nor any ways improving in useful knowledge, but all the reverse: the Targum is,
    “for there is no knowledge in his lips,’

    Pro 22:24-25 Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

    • John Gill’s commentary: thou shall not come”; not enter into his house, nor seek his company, and court his conversation, which rather should be shunned.

    •Lest thou learn his ways,…. [DISCUSS with the men…] And be as wrathful and furious, as quarrelsome and contentious, as he is.
    • Evil works and ways are soon learned; men are more ready to imitate what is evil than what is good: Joseph learned to swear in Pharaoh’s court Gen 42:14 – 20; and the Israelites learned the works of the Heathen, among whom they were mingled;
    • “evil communications corrupt good manners”, 1 Corinthians 15:33.

    and get a snare to thy soul; be drawn into sin, by speaking passionate words, or doing rash actions, which will bring on punishment, either in this world, or in that to come, or in both; which may affect the soul or life here; the taking of it away, or the eternal damnation of the soul hereafter.
    •From those with whom we associate, we acquire habits and learn their ways. We can not be too careful of what company we keep, for we may soon learn their way and trap our souls.

    Pro 17:17  A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
    • A true friend is always there, in the bad times as well as the good.
    • Have you ever thought about what kind of friend you are?
    • What does “a brother is born for adversity” mean? — that he might comfort and relieve his brother in his adversity.

    John Gill’s Commentary:
    A friend loveth at all times,…. A true, hearty, faithful friend, loves in times of adversity as well as in times of prosperity: there are many that are friends to persons, while they are in affluent circumstances; but when there is a change in their condition, and they are stripped of all riches and substance; than their friends forsake them, and stand at a distance from them; as was the case of Job, Job 19:14; it is a very rare thing to find a friend that is a constant lover, such an one as here described;
    and a brother is born for adversity; a brother, who is related by flesh and bone, is always there when you need him.
    • Consider, the truth and exactness as to our Lord Jesus Christ; he is a “friend”, not of angels only, but of men; more especially of his church and people; of sinful men, of publicans and sinners; as appears by his calling them to repentance, by his receiving them, and by his coming into the world to save them: he “loves” them, and loves them constantly;
    • he loved them before time; so early were they on his heart and in his book of life;
    • We are redeemed by his precious blood,
    • he loves them as soon as time begins with them, as soon as born; though impure by their first birth, transgressors from the womb,
    • he waits to be gracious to them, and sends his Gospel and his Spirit to find them out and call them:
    • and he continues to love them after conversion; in times of backsliding; in times of desertion; in times of temptation, and in times of affliction:
    • he loves them indeed to the end of time, and to all eternity;
    • nor is there a moment of time in which he does not love them.
    • And he is a “brother” to his people; through his incarnation, he is a partaker of the same flesh and blood with them; and through their adoption, they having one and the same Father.

    2 Timothy 2:22 Run from anything that gives you the evil thoughts that young men often have, but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right. Have faith and love, and enjoy the companionship of those who love the Lord and have pure hearts.

    • Notice the first word in this verse, RUN, a verb, an action word. Why so descriptive?
    ⁃ It’s best to not hesitate! Get out of there! Don’t even entertain evil thoughts.
    ⁃ Proverbs 23:7  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:
    ⁃ but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right.
    ⁃ Ask: Give me some examples of this: church; church friends; the Word; prayer; family (hopefully)

    John Gill’s Commentary:

    Flee also youthful lusts,…. Meaning not lusts of uncleanness, lasciviousness, and filthiness; nor any of those follies and vanities which the youthful age usually lusts and desires after, to which Timothy was not inclined; but such lusts as are apt to prevail with young ministers of the Gospel, such as vain glory, popular applause, seeking to have the pre-eminence, contentions with, and contempt of others, and the like.
    But follow righteousness; the righteousness of Christ; or doing that which is just between man and man, and as one man would choose another should do to him; or rather integrity and faithfulness, in the ministry of the word, without seeking honour from men:
    faith; both as a doctrine and grace; or veracity and truth in preaching the Gospel, striving for that, and not through ambition, and for the pre-eminence:
    charity; or love, to God and Christ, and to his people; without which all gifts and works are of no avail; and which will engage a man to bear much, and to hope and believe all things:
    Psalm 1:1-3 (1) Oh, the joys of those who do not follow evil men’s advice, who do not hang around with sinners, scoffing at the things of God. (2) But they delight in doing everything God wants them to do, and day and night are always meditating on his laws and thinking about ways to follow him more closely. (3) They are like trees along a riverbank bearing luscious fruit each season without fail.? Their leaves shall never wither, and all they do shall prosper.

    that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly:
    ▪ all men are by nature are ungodly, without God, without the true knowledge, fear, and worship of God and are opposed to him.
    ⁃ they act deliberately in sinning, they cast about in their minds, form schemes, and contrive ways and means how to accomplish their vicious purposes; and sometimes they consult together with one consent, and their counsel is generally against the Lord, they cast off the fear and worship of God.
    ▪ Now “not to walk” means to not hearken to their counsel, to give into it, agree with it, pursue it, and act according to it; and happy is the man, who, though he may fall in the way of it, and may have bad counsel given him by ungodly men, yet does not consent to it, take it, and act upon it.
    ▪ nor standeth in the way of sinners;
    ▪ all men are sinners through Adam’s disobedience, and their own actual transgressions,
    ▪ Now happy is the man that does not sit or keep company with such persons; who comes not into their secret and into their assembly; does not associate himself with them, nor approve of their dispositions, words, principles, and actions;
    ▪ Such were the Scribes and Pharisees in Christ’s time; they derided him and his doctrines, scoffed at him when he hung upon the cross, and despised him and his apostles, and his Gospel; but there were some that did not join with them, to whom he, his ministers, and truths, were precious and in high esteem, and to whom he was the power and wisdom of God.

    Psalm 119:63 Anyone is my brother who fears and trusts the Lord and obeys us.

    Anyone is my brother:
    ▪ Not of the rich and mighty, much less of the wicked and ungodly; but those who have the true fear of God upon their hearts, and before their eyes; who fear the Lord and his goodness, and truly serve and worship him.
    ▪ whether poor or rich, of whatsoever condition, or of whatsoever nation, being no respecter of persons.
    ▪ for by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil, and cannot do those things that others do; cannot allow themselves in a willful transgression of the divine precepts; but, influenced by the fear of God, observe and keep them.

    Proverbs 2:20: Follow the steps of the godly instead, and stay on the right path.

    • by the grace of God; follow the saints, prophets, and those who walk in the way of righteousness, holiness, and truth;
    • those who are being directed by the Spirit and word of God: now the use and profit of wisdom’s instructions, or of the Gospel of Christ, and the doctrines of it, and a spiritual understanding of them, are not only to deliver men from the wicked man and the naughty woman, but also to influence and engage them to follow the examples of good men, and to walk in the same good old paths as they have done.

    —Follow the steps….do you have a Godly person that you look up to, and follow? Not someone on TV or the radio, but a friend? Why not?

    Psalm 55:14 What fellowship we had, what wonderful discussions as we walked together to the Temple of the Lord on Holy days.

    • So we don’t “walk” to church so much today, but do you have a friend, or bunch of Christian friends, that are just so much a part of your life, that you can’t wait until the next time you have fellowship with them?
    • Are some of your best memories with your Christian friends, in or around Church activities?
    • What kind of memories are you making with your friends… think about it….are they centered around worshipping and serving Christ? Shouldn’t they be?

    Amos 3:3 For how can we walk together with your sins between us?
    • Sometimes two former best friends can grow apart. One could get saved or if they were both saved, one could fall short. This is really hard. You must try to build this person back up, but at the same time if he/she doesn’t respond, you must stop socially associating with that person. He/she could possibly lead you astray too.

    John Gill’s Commentary:
    ▪ The design of these words is to show, that without friendship there is no fellowship,
    ▪ HOW ABOUT OUR WALK with our BEST FRIEND, CHRIST JESUS?
    ⁃ Our walk WITH Jesus is brought out by the Spirit of God
    ⁃ they walk comfortably together: the saint walks with God, not only as in his sight and presence, but by faith, and in his fear, in the ways and ordinances of the Lord;
    ⁃ but his walk is also in prayer and meditation,
    ⁃ And God walks with him; he grants his gracious presence; manifests his love and favour to him; talks with him by the way; discloses the secrets of his heart; and indulges him with nearness and communion with him;
    ⁃ And so it must be between men and men, that walk in a religious way; regenerate and unregenerate persons cannot walk together, there being no concord, 2 Corinthians 6:14; Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

    James 4:4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

    John Gill’s Commentary:
    • the sinful manners and customs of the world, are declarations of war with God, and acts of hostility upon him; and show the enmity of the mind against him, and must be highly displeasing to him, and resented by him:

    adulterous people (KJV says “unfaithful wife”): Ask: What does it mean a lot of time when the bible text speaks about “unfaithful or adulterous people? [The Jews are often represented as being married to God. So, it is saying here that since you are making friends with sinners that you are an enemy of God (an adulterer).]
    • How strange it is that people who say they are Christians can love the things of this world and worldly companions.

    1 John 2:15-17 Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you, for when you love these things you show that you do not really love God; for all these worldly things, these evil desires – the craze for sex, the ambition to buy everything that appeals to you, and the pride that comes from wealth are importance – these are not from God. They are from this evil world itself. And this world is fading away, and these evil forbidden things will go with it, but whoever keeps doing the will of God will live forever.

    1 Corinthians 15:33, 34 Don’t be fooled by those who say such things. If you listen to them you will start acting like them. Get some sense and quit your sinning. For to your shame I say it; some of you are not even Christians at all and have never really known God.


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    March 12, 2006

    Salvation: You must be saved!

    Filed under: Bible Studies,Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 2:39 pm

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    SALVATION

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    You need to be saved

    Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”??

  • Adam Clarke’s Commentary, Abingdon Publishing, Nashville, TN.

    “All have sinned.? Consequently all are equally helpless & guilty.? God is no respecter of persons.? All humans are equal. No one preferred over another.? Therefore, God’s endless mercy has embraced all.”

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

  • Death in this world is not the end.? There is an “after this”. Judgment = There will be a judgment day. All sins will be confronted and judged by Jesus.? But, through Jesus Christ we believers will be forgiven.
  • John 3:3 “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
  • ? Clarke

    “Every man must have two births. One from heaven, one from earth. One for his soul, the other for his body. Just like when you are born into the world you see the light of this world, you need to be born again to see the light of heaven, or right and wrong.? Without being born again, you can never see heaven. Heaven is a place of holiness, and nothing but what is like itself can ever enter into it.”

    Ecclesiastes7:20 “There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” ??

  • ? Clarke

    “There are no just men on the earth.? So we should all continually watch and pray, and depend upon the Lord for his guidance, leadership and grace.”

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  • Isaiah 53:6 “All we like sheep have gone astray:? we have turned every one to his own way.”???

    ?? YOU CANNOT SAVE YOURSELF??

    ? Proverbs 14:??”There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”??

  • ? We, mortal men and women, can not know God’s mind or plan.? We, can not save ourselves.? If we do not have the atoning blood of Jesus Christ in our blood, we will die.
  • Titus 3:5 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us.” ?
  • Clarke
  • “Not by works of righteousness = Jesus died for us as sinners, not people doing righteous acts.? Murderers, disobedience, foolishness, deceivers. They have no righteousness to deserve his saving grace, but through Jesus, God allows us to enter his kingdom.? They are saved by mercy.”

    Ephesians 2:8-9 “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.”??

  • ? Clark

    “The original greek text also stated that … faith…. is the gift of God.?God by his mercy, gives you the power to? believe.? When man chooses to accept God, man glorifies God.? God never?believes for any man, no more than ?he repents for him.? That is something he gives us power to do, but we must do it ourselves.”

    James 2:10 “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”??

  • ? Clarke

    “The truth is, any sin against God is punishable by death.? For if God should be obeyed in any one instance, he should be obeyed in all.? His authority and reason for obedience are the same in every case:

    • World is and was in a ruinous, condemned state.? Man has no power to save himself.?
    • Through God’s love, he provided the ultimate sacrifice.
    • Jesus was the only answer.
    • Sin must be an indescribable evil when God himself died to make atonement for our sins.?
    • No man is saved by this act unless you choose to believe and thus give God the glory and credit for your salvation. When you do, you are exempted from eternal perdition and you may have everlasting life in glory.”

    GOD HAS PROVIDED FOR YOUR SALVATION??

    ? John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”??

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  • 1 Peter 3:18 “Christ hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.”??? ?
  • 11 Corinthians 5:12?”For He (God) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.???

    ?? EVERYONE CAN BE SAVED???br />

    Believe

  • Acts 16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”???br />

    REPENT

  • Acts 17:30 “In the past God overlookes such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.”???br />

    CONFESS YOUR SINS TO GOD

  • 1 John 1:9? “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just forgive? us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”???br />

    RECEIVE

  • Romans 10:13? “For whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”

    THE ROMAN ROAD
    ??? Comments😕 The book of Romans is an outstanding testament on the path to salvation.? The “Roman Road” has been used for? generations by all denominations as a pathway to Jesus, our Savior.

    • Who is good?

      Romans 3:10? “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.”?

    • Who has sinned?

      Romans 3:23-24 “For all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God; being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ.”?

    • Where sin came from?

      Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and; so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.”?

    • God’s price on sin.

      Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

    • Romans 8:13 “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die, but if ye through the spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”?

    Our way out!

    • Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”??????
  • Romans 10:9,10 “That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved;? for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”???

  • Romans 10:11-13 For the scriptures says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed. For there is no distinction between Jew or Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call upon him.? For whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”?

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    Bibliography
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    • Adam Clarke’s, “The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” Commentaries, Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN?br />

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  • Healing

    Filed under: Bible Studies,Old & New Testament — Adam Osborne @ 12:28 am

    Healing

    A bible study by

    Adam Osborne, Jr


    God has provided a path to Him for our healing through Jesus Christ

    ISA 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

    Understand this: our God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is in full control and He is in charge!

    2KI 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD. DT 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand PS 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

    • God alone is in charge, no one else.? No false prophets, no astrology, no fortune tellers.? Man has no power over his own body; God made it, he alone can heal it.? There is NO other god but HIM.

    Live according to the scriptures of God & read the Word of God

    EX 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. 2CH 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. PR 4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. [21] Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. [22] For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

    • Read the above three scriptures carefully.? Is there any wonder why we have AIDS in today’s society?? Is their any wonder why we have “flesh eating” viruses?? We have stopped being a Christian society….our Judicial Branch of Government has “outlawed” prayer in our schools….we have stopped taking our children to churches….we have become a Godless nation.? This is why we are dying, this is why our society has more illness and disease than ever before.

    Pray

    GE 20:17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. NU 12:13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. PS 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. PS 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

    When you do sin, earnestly confess it and repent

    PS 41:4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

    Our God’s answer to those who seek Him.

    Luke 17:19? And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way:? thy faith hath made thee whole. 2CH 30:20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people. PS 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. PS 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. ISA 57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.


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