Copyright © August 2017 - James Daniel - Overture and Doctrinal
1 Timothy 1:9-119. Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10. For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11. According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
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Men and brethren, friend, and foe alike. Welcome to my blog which I've fitly named blogsville. The curious adaptation is just another means to accomplishing the end product, which is, to teach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Blogging is another means to procuring the expedient of accomplishing this end. The main website is aimed at teaching men the gospel in the hope of saving some, so why should the blog be any different? After all, the Bible is a focal point in my life. Actually, it is my life now. In saying that, the blog will pertain to certain things in the ministry, such as, lessons, Bible facts, and current topics of interest that the Bible may well have an important say. As a matter of fact, all Christians are subject to Bible authority for as long as they live. All the articles on this blog will most definitely vary in content, dynamics and topic. I suppose it'll make for an interesting read if nothing else. At least then I know I've imparted a certain knowledge, and that's what it's all about. A seed will only grow once it's planted - Luke 8:1111. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God., cf. Matthew 13:88. But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold., 1 Corinthians 3:6-76. I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.. Moreover, I'll use every inkling of knowledge that I've gained over the years to teach Christ, and why not? That's how important the gospel message is. The majority are running after fools gold in terms of spiritual things. It seems for the most part that they care little about where their headed. What's more, God has made the plan of salvation so simple that only a fool will ignore. In saying that, religious Christendom has so much to answer for it beggars belief. They deserve nothing more than the proverbial boot up the backside for the religious clamour they advocate, not to mention, all the souls they've assisted on their merry way to hell. Unless men obey the gospel, the Bible way; they haven't a hope in hell of salvation. For God in no respector of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him - Acts 10:3434. Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35. But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him..
Now you probably heard it on the grape vine no doubt, that I'm James Daniel. Then again, you probably haven't a clue who I am. Either way, who cares? only that I preach the gospel to you. After all, the gospel is the nucleus of life. So let your yea be yea - Matthew 5:3737. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil., and why not? In any case, I'm an evangelist (which is someone who shares a particular knowledge), and in my case, that of the gospel. Furthermore, I'm an avid advocate of the King James Bible, and for very good reason. I choose to use the King James Bible above all other versions (and translations) because of it's trustworthiness, not to mention, having stood the test of time. That, in, and of itself, is no small comfort to me. I've heard most of the bla bla arguements and debate over the English that the King James Bible uses. All it amounts to is boring rhetoric and disingenuous oratory. I've written other posts about the King James, so I'm not getting into that now. Now of course, it's no secret that I'm a motorbike enthusiast. I own a Yamaha R6 which is a very fast bike. However, I didn't buy it for that reason, God knows. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not a speed head or anything like that. I just like motorbikes I guess. Nor am I a member of any particular club as I prefer to bike alone when I get the opportunity. That in itself is a reflection on my nature being somewhat of a loner. However, I'm no loner when it comes to preaching though. This is part of my character which is set aside. I absolutely love God's word, and I'm thankful to God for that. Moreover, I know the gift that's in me, and I'm not talking Pentecostal style either. When I say gift, I'm implying, as of the ability which God giveth - 1 Peter 4:1111. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.. In which I've endeavoured to perfect over the years at cost. I want to emphasize again, of the ability which God giveth. I'm in no way referring to some kind of genius on my part, or supernatural endowment as some claim; but rather, the gaining of knowledge, prayer, and good old fashioned hard graft. I just want to get that point across so you understand what I'm saying. You see, a man must first prove himself to God. That can only be done through proper study of the scriptures - 2 Timothy 2:1515. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.. Now I don't want to sound bragging or anything like that because that's not the case. My goal is to encourage men that desire to pursue the office of an evangelist to do so with all vigour. There is absolutely no higher calling than to preach Christ crucified, the power of God, and the wisdom of God - 1 Corinthians 1:23-2423. But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24. But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God..
The purpose of this blog, even that, is to shed some light on what the Bible teaches about obeying the gospel. Actually, it was several years before the proverbial penny dropped with me in terms of the Bible's teaching on the one body, or church. Now common sense tells us that something is seriously wrong with religious Christendom, in that, none of them agree. How can they be of the one body when none of them agree? I'm sure you've heard of the many roads to hell and the one road to heaven? Well that is the truth - Matthew 7:1414. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.. The prophet Amos said, can two walk together, except they be agreed - Amos 3:33. Can two walk together, except they be agreed?? You see, Christendom is a terminology of the world used to categorize all of the so called Christian religions into one univeral classification. Now I'm sure that suits Roman Catholics just fine, given the fact that they will go with the majority anyway. How would you have liked to be with the majority in Noah's day - Genesis 7:11-1211. In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.? I think not! In saying that, Catholicism is not the standard in religion for Christians because they are not Christian. They don't even teach the gospel, let alone obey it. Catholicism is a pretense religion. They pretend to be something they are not. In fact, all of so called Christendom is of a poseur nature, and deceptive. None of them obey the gospel as they ought to. You see, if men don't obey the gospel they cannot be saved. It's as simple as that. The Bible teaches it no other way. A Christian is a follower of Christ, not Mary, or some other invention of religious idolatry. The thought alone is repugnant, that such a peculiar number of churches compass about like a cloud all claiming to teach the truth whilst calling themselves by the most excellent name, Christian. Mind you, any that do teach the Bible usually teach it in error, or impose their own beliefs over what the Bible teaches. For some, the only truth they know is what they make up themselves, which is no truth at all. For the most part, it's certainly not what the Bible teaches. That said, the Bible does teach, however, one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father, and so on - Ephesians 4:4-64. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5. One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.. Who can argue with that? Yet they do. All of them do in one way or another. My friend, even the very existence of such a monstrosity of religious clamor proves the kind of heretics we have to deal with. Look, let's be reasonable here. The Bible teaches one thing, they all do another. What kind of religion is that, only something which is unruly and of a contrary sort? It certainly isin't the religion of Jesus Christ, that's for sure. Calling themselves Christian and never obeying the gospel? Isin't that a misnomer? Sure it is, and exceeding more I can tell you.
Now here's something that really gives me the creeps. When I hear men say, to just believe on the name of Jesus is sufficient unto salvation. Well, in all my years, I've never read that in the Bible, have you? Sounds to me like they've read the Bible upside down, or then again, just made it up. Now it's one thing to tell a lie; but another thing entirely to teach a lie. I've met several liars in my time, but this really takes the biscuit, so to speak. James said, Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? - James 2:19-2019. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?. He also said, Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also - James 2:24, 2624. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. 26. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.. Now keep in mind that James was a brother of Jesus according to the flesh. I'm quite sure he knew what he was talking about, given the fact that he was led by the Holy Spirit when he penned that truth. The Lord Jesus Christ, said, his doctrine was not his own, but from God - John 7:1616. Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.. To use the word "doctrine" refers to teaching. What is there to teach if we only have to believe on Jesus? You see, the Bible teaches no such thing as faith alone. It does teach faith, but not faith alone. Paul said, it was impossible to please God without faith - Hebrews 11:66. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.. Ignorance didn't save men in the long ago, nor will it save men now. The religion of Jesus Christ is a taught religion, which means, you have to learn it - Romans 10:1717. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.. If you don't learn it you won't know it. The math is simple. If you still believe that to just believe on the name of Jesus is sufficient to the day, then go ahead. I just hope you are ready for disappointment on the day of judgement is all. God made no such promise that faith alone would save men. You need to go back and read your Bible if that's what you believe.