<![CDATA[M-21 Church of Christ2511 East M-21 Corunna, MI 48817Phone number: 989-743-3910 - Church Blog]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:17:43 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[STOLEN VALOR]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:49:02 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/stolen-valorStolen Valor
Please watch this You tube Video and then read the lesson that follows.  https://youtu.be/yAtVV9YMsGs
    Isn’t it shameful what these people are doing.  Think about it if you have been a soldier, a Marine sailor or in the Air force  seen battle, witness the death of your comrades at arms and then your home discharged from the service, and you meet a person who is a fake like this man.  How would you feel?  Would you approach the man? 
    No matter how you answered the question,  a fake is a fraud, a Hypocrite, and their lying actions hurt others.  But it is not just in the military service who suffer from these frauds, it is also in the religious community.  But this has been going in the church not too long after God build her.  Jesus warned us about this in Mt 7:15 ¶ "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”  Notice the spirit of a person who claims to be a servant of God and is a servant Satan.  Wolves Kill Sheep and when a wolf puts on sheep clothing to kill sheep, that is the end result of false prophets.  Murder is what false prophets do to people. 
     Consider what Paul said: 2Co 11:12-14, “But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works”
Again Ga 1:6-9 ¶ “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
   The word accursed means “as a none believer.”  Notice When a person teaches or preaches a different gospel, the end result is they are viewed as a non Believer, a non Christian.  But what happens when a person follows their doctrine, you know the false gospel?  The same thing, and that is they too would be considered as a none believer. 
   Jesus said, “Mt 15:14 "Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”   Notice the heart of these individuals,  Mt 15:5 "But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God" -- 6 'then he need not honor his father or mother.' Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. 7 "Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: 8 'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. 9 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'"
    What does God want today? 
Joh 4:24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."  Grace covers every sin a man may commit except Blaspheme against the HOLY Spirit, and Practiced sins.  You know those sins a man refuses to repent of.  Therefore if a false teachers refuses to preach truth, and dies in that state, he will be judged with that sin.  In the same way if his student refuses to preach truth he will suffer the same.
    Stolen Valor has its consequences in the world, and in the church.  There are over 70,000 different denominations in the world today, all claiming to be Christian, and teaching things that God through the bible does not teach.  Women out right sinning by usurping their authority and become Pastors, preachers and teachers, of men.  Yet they are in clear violation of the bible.   1Ti 2:12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.”
    What about salvation?  We seen that God through the Pen of Paul  that there is only one gospel, yet man has even perverted that.  Peter says Ac 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
False teachers steal more then valor, they steal truth and salvation from those who would follow them.  Leave your comment this is Tim Gean saying 2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (KJV)
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<![CDATA[Rules for bible interpretation]]>Sat, 26 Dec 2015 23:12:17 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/rules-for-bible-interpretation Rule to Help you understand the Bible as you study it.
  1. Who is doing the speaking?
  2. To whom is the person speaking too?
  3. What is the context, the circumstances that might affect the meaning?
  4. Notice the Verbs ( those words that expresses action)
  5. Notice the nouns (is it a name of a person place or thing)
  6. The bible never contradicts its self.Therefore a better understanding of a verse occurs only when all verses on a subject are taken into consideration.
  7. Is the language to be understood Literal or figurative sense?
  8. More difficult passages must be understood in a way that harmonizes in less difficult passages.
  9. Always use definitions of words from the original language it was written in?A Vines Greek dictionary, a Strong’s concordance, or a Young’s analytical concordance, are great additions to anyone’s library.
  10. Put on your first century glasses, meaning try to put yourself in the place of those who the letter was written to, and see what it was saying to them, for that is the meaning that is intended for us also, so how do we do that?
    1. Become a student of Biblical history.
    2. Become a student of Biblical geography
    3. Become a student of the mindset of the biblical period the book was written in.
  11. All things written about Jesus in the old testament were fulfilled by the time of his ascension into heaven
  12. Remember the old testament is the New testament concealed, and the new testament is the old testament revealed.
  13. Always let the Holy Spirit through the written word interpret scripture.
  14. Be a truth seeker, love truth more than your current belief’s, let the bible be your only guide.
    1. 2Ti 3:16 Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness. 17 That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.
  15. Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray, Pray. And did I say Pray to God for his guidance on a topic, Let God Guide you through his word.
    1. 2Ch 7:14 "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
      Note: This is studying the bible, and God said through the pen of Paul,
      2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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<![CDATA[December 14th, 2015]]>Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:33:27 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/december-14th-2015]]><![CDATA[The ruling on Same sex marriages]]>Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:17:31 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/the-ruling-on-same-sex-marriages    I was greatly disappointed in the Supreme Court, But  The bible says  in

Eph 2:1-2,"And you he made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, In which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works  in the sons of disobedience."

Again in I Peter 5:8, "Be sober Be Vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour."

    Justice is being controlled by Satan just as much as anyone else who Practices sin.  Read 1 Cor 6:9-10 "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived, Neither Fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor Homosexuals, nor sodonites, not thieves, not extortioners, will inherit the kingdom of God."

    The word of God is clear, Homosexuals transgendors, lesbians BI sexuals, these all are people Who hate God and are controlled by satan.  

    Therefore, If I refuse to perform marriages of them and If I warn them, and they suffer Hell it is their fault.   Hitler said If I tell a lie 1000 times and some one tells the truth once, it will be harder to believe the truth, then the lie I have told.

   Friends you have been lied to concerning homosexuals,





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<![CDATA[Don't attack my bible, I challenge anyone to a debate]]>Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:58:53 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/dont-attack-my-bible-i-challenge-anyone-to-a-debatePicture
     It never ceases to amaze me how that, “so called” intellectuals of our day and time have come up with the following list of scriptures to show that the bible is flawed with contradictions.  First the person who put this list together nether understand logic or is honest.  It appears that the whole aim of his Website is to justify his flawed view of the bible.  His website called http://www.evilbible.com/ . He says of himself and his website, “EvilBible.com is a non-profit web site which was developed to promote atheism by revealing the wicked truth about the Bible and religion.  

    Chris "Ali Baba" Thiefe is currently the Editor, Web-Site Designer, and author of most of the material that does not have a "by line" associated with it.  Chris lives in New York and can be contacted at Editor(at)EvilBible.com*.  However, due to the large amount e-mails I can not respond to every comment in a timely manner, if at all.

 

    None of the material on EvilBible.com is copyrighted except for pages that have a copyright notice on them, and anyone is granted permission to use and copy the non-copyrighted material as they see fit.  If you copy material, common decency says that you should include a reference to the EvilBible.com web-site.

 

    EvilBible.com welcomes suggestions and material to add to this web-site.  Corrections, such as broken links, can also be reported to the Editor.  Contact the Editor at Editor(at)EvilBible.com*

   In the above writings in his own words Chris shows his intent, and continues in the following as it is found on his website. Quick Fact:In the US, the number of non-religious people has more than doubled from 14.3 million in 1990 to 29.4 million in 2001; their proportion has grown from just eight percent of the total in 1990 to over fourteen percent in 2001. This was the greatest increase in absolute as well as in percentage terms among all religious groups.Source: 2001 American Religious Identification Survey.

Chris also writes “ This web site is designed to spread the vicious truth about the Bible.  For far too long priests and preachers have completely ignored the vicious criminal acts that the Bible promotes.  The so called “God” of the Bible makes Osama Bin Laden look like a Boy Scout.  This God, according to the Bible, is directly responsible for many mass-murders, rapes, pillage, plunder, slavery, child abuse and killing, not to mention the killing of unborn children.  I have included references to the Biblical passages, so grab your Bible and follow along”.

   Well Chris this preacher will not ignore your so called contradictions and I have my bible in my hand and you can see my response at http://m21churchofchrist.org go to the church blog if you dare.  Each month I plan on answering at least one of his so called contradictions.

    I wish I could debate Chris in a public form, but Chris would be putting too much on the line.  So I doubt He will ever contact me.  I will start with each contradiction as listed in order on his website.  If this is anyone who knows Chris, Please point him in my direction.  

      His First so called contradiction is found in the following:

1. God is satisfied with his works
         Gen 1:31 ¶ Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
        God is dissatisfied with his works. 
         Gen 6:6 ¶ And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.


My response: Context, Context, Context, Chris!  You have a pretext, for you have not taken these verses in contest.  First Gen. 1:31 in space and time talks about man, before he had ever sinned, Sin is the opposite of Good.  Thus in Gen 1:31 Man was created good, but in Gen 3, we see when man became evil, when man sinned, which is the opposite of good. Thus Man had fallen from fellowship with God and a few hundred years had passed, and God Said in Genesis 6:5-7 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 ¶ And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."

    So God did not create man evil, thus he was satisfied with his work, but when man sinned (by mans own choice) and his wickedness was great, and every intent of the thoughts of his Heart was only evil continually, that is why God Sorry that he made man.

No contradiction here and remember if there is a logical explanation between the two apparent verses that are said to be contradicting, there is no contradiction.

This is Tim the Michigan Trucker going 10 7 on the side.


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<![CDATA[August 06th, 2014]]>Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:48:57 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/august-06th-2014Picture
Evolutionists: “Don’t Bother Us with the Truth”August 5, 2014August 5, 2014 by Brad Harrub What happens if you are pre-committed to something and then evidence is unveiled that upends your beliefs? If you are California State University you fire the professor who uncovered the evidence and act like it never happened. However, there are two problems with this scenario: (1) it doesn’t negate the fact that the evidence does, in fact, exist; and (2) it doesn’t clear the conscience of those who are pre-committed to their previous beliefs. They are forced to live a lie.

And that’s the predicament the administration at California State University finds itself in. Oh, and then there’s the lawsuit filed against the University by the man who uncovered the evidence.

Mark Armitage has been a scientist for over 30 years, graduating with advanced degrees in biological sciences. He was excavating dinosaur fossils at the Hell Creek Formation in Montana when he unearthed the largest triceratops horn ever unearthed.  After looking at the horn under a microscope, Armitage realized there was soft tissue in the specimen. His discovery clearly indicated, “that dinosaurs roamed the earth only thousands of years in the past rather than going extinct 60 million years ago.”

Mark’s findings were eventually published in the July 2013 issue of Acta Histochemica, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. What happened next? Armitage was fired from the university—just two weeks after the article was published.

Billy Hallowell at The Blaze noted:

After discussing the horn with students at the school one day, Armitage, who taught students how to use high-powered microscopes at the school’s Electron and Confocal Microscopy Suite, was apparently reported by one of the students to his supervisor, World News reported. That supervisor then allegedly questioned Armitage’s motivation, telling him that the school would not “tolerate” his religion in the department and slamming his creationist views. While the professor was reportedly assured by the head of the biology department that this was an isolated incident and that his views would be respected, his problems apparently intensified thereafter.[1]

Set Armitage’s firing aside for a moment, and look at what is really going on. When evidence is discovered that challenges conventional evolutionary theory, we aren’t supposed to study it. Here is a man who has been a published scientist for 30 years and yet now he isn’t supposed to use the scientific method on his discovery. He’s not supposed to subject it to microscopy or report it to the rest of the scientific community.

Another report noted: “Armitage, a published scientist of over 30 years, was subsequently let go after CSUN abruptly claimed his appointment at the university of 38 months had been temporary, and claimed a lack of funding for his position, according to attorneys.”[2]

But Armitage isn’t buying it. He believes it is all about his religious views—and that fact that his discovery clearly supports the creationist view that dinosaurs did not die out millions of years ago. And he’s right. Jerry Bergman has been documenting all the cases of discrimination against creationists for years. (Check out his eye-opening book Slaughter of the Dissidents: The Shocking Truth about Killing the Careers of Darwin Doubters.)

What is really at risk here is not just one man’s job. It is the subject of truth and integrity. How much longer will the public allow the scientific community to hide the facts? How much longer will professors be silenced by the political correctness of evolution? Just how far are they willing to go to protect their “religion”?

The evidence still exists. Firings don’t change that. Likewise, university is now forced to live with a conscience that knows their belief system is a lie. There is only so much they can sweep under the rug.

By Brad Harrub, Ph.D.

[1] Billy Hallowell, “Creationist Scientist Sues University for Terminating Him Following Big Dinosaur Discovery,” TheBlaze, http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/25/creationist-scientist-sues-university-for-terminating-him-following-big-dinosaur-discovery/. 25 July 2014.

[2] “Lawsuit: CSUN Scientist Fired After Soft Tissue Found On Dinosaur Fossil,” CBS Los Angeles, http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/07/24/scientist-alleges-csun-fired-him-for-discovery-of-soft-tissue-on-dinosaur-fossil/, 24 July 2014.


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<![CDATA[A response to the a foolish website]]>Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:47:02 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/a-response-to-the-a-foolish-websitePicture
     It never ceases to amaze me how that, “so called” intellectuals of our day and time have come up with the following list of scriptures to show that the bible is flawed with contradictions.  First the person who put this list together nether understand logic or is honest.  It appears that the whole aim of his Website is to justify his flawed view of the bible.  His website called http://www.evilbible.com/ . He says of himself and his website, “EvilBible.com is a non-profit web site which was developed to promote atheism by revealing the wicked truth about the Bible and religion.  
    Chris "Ali Baba" Thiefe is currently the Editor, Web-Site Designer, and author of most of the material that does not have a "by line" associated with it.  Chris lives in New York and can be contacted at Editor(at)EvilBible.com*.  However, due to the large amount e-mails I can not respond to every comment in a timely manner, if at all
    None of the material on EvilBible.com is copyrighted except for pages that have a copyright notice on them, and anyone is granted permission to use and copy the non-copyrighted material as they see fit.  If you copy material, common decency says that you should include a reference to the EvilBible.com web-site.
    EvilBible.com welcomes suggestions and material to add to this web-site.  Corrections, such as broken links, can also be reported to the Editor.  Contact the Editor at Editor(at)EvilBible.com"
   In the above writings in his own words Chris shows his intent, and continues in the following as it is found on his website. Quick Fact:In the US, the number of non-religious people has more than doubled from 14.3 million in 1990 to 29.4 million in 2001; their proportion has grown from just eight percent of the total in 1990 to over fourteen percent in 2001. This was the greatest increase in absolute as well as in percentage terms among all religious groups.Source: 2001 American Religious Identification Survey.

Chris also writes “ This web site is designed to spread the vicious truth about the Bible.  For far too long priests and preachers have completely ignored the vicious criminal acts that the Bible promotes.  The so called “God” of the Bible makes Osama Bin Laden look like a Boy Scout.  This God, according to the Bible, is directly responsible for many mass-murders, rapes, pillage, plunder, slavery, child abuse and killing, not to mention the killing of unborn children.  I have included references to the Biblical passages, so grab your Bible and follow along”.

   Well Chris this preacher will not ignore your so called contradictions and I have my bible in my hand and you can see my response at http://m21churchofchrist.org go to the church blog if you dare.  Each month I plan on answering at least one of his so called contradictions.

    I wish I could debate Chris in a public form, but Chris would be putting too much on the line.  So I doubt He will ever contact me.  I will start with each contradiction as listed in order on his website.  If this is anyone who knows Chris, Please point him in my direction.  

      His First so called contradiction is found in the following:

1. God is satisfied with his works
         Gen 1:31 ¶ Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
        God is dissatisfied with his works. 
         Gen 6:6 ¶ And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.


My response: Context, Context, Context, Chris!  You have a pretext, for you have not taken these verses in contest.  First Gen. 1:31 in space and time talks about man, before he had ever sinned, Sin is the opposite of Good.  Thus in Gen 1:31 Man was created good, but in Gen 3, we see when man became evil, when man sinned, which is the opposite of good. Thus Man had fallen from fellowship with God and a few hundred years had passed, and God Said in Genesis 6:5-7 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 ¶ And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."

    So God did not create man evil, thus he was satisfied with his work, but when man sinned (by mans own choice) and his wickedness was great, and every intent of the thoughts of his Heart was only evil continually, that is why God Sorry that he made man.


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<![CDATA[What will it take?  BY DR . Brad Harrub]]>Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:49:56 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/what-will-it-take-by-dr-brad-hWhat Will It Take?
June 30,
2014June
30, 2014
by
Brad Harrub
 “You have to call him Jessica.” Those were the instructions given to a public
school teacher who was being observed for sensitivity training. For the next
four hours she would be observed at how she treated this particular student. The
dilemma was that “Jessica” was a seven-year-old boy. Several weeks earlier he
made the decision to wear dresses to school and demanded to be called by a
girl’s name. He parents supported his decision—as did the new politically
correct school system. So for the next four hours this public school teacher was
required to refer to this little boy with female pronouns, call him “Jessica”,
and not make any negative comments about this boy wearing a dress and plastic
heels.
      The Christian teacher who was describing these first-hand events, shared with
me that this was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back. She decided she
could no longer perform work under those conditions and perform the duties that
were required. She recognized that much of her job was no longer about educating
children with the three r’s. Over the last few years she had watched her job
transform into indoctrinating children with a very immoral/ungodly
worldview.
      She was a sweet Christian lady who loved educating children. But with each
successive year she found herself compromising more and more. She referenced
evolution and humanism in the textbooks and discussed how she would try skipping sections of the textbooks or make clarifications to the class. She mentioned that every year they added more and more material promoting homosexuality under the guise of “tolerance.” She said she visibly cringed when she had to teach an entire section on Islam in their history book.  But this latest “sensitivity training” was too much—and this teacher decided she could no longer teach in good conscience.  Consider what this Christian teacher was asked to do as you read the following Scriptures:
  “A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man,
nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an
abomination to the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 22:5).

 Or do you  not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the
covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, NASB).

 As you consider what she experienced I hope you will ask yourself a few
questions:
 
  1. What would it take to get you to “act” at your workplace?
  2. How much more immorality will be added to the classroom?
  3. What will it take for Christian parents to soberly consider the environment
    they are placing their children in each and every day?
  4. How can we expect our young men to be leaders in the home (and future
    elders) if they are being encouraged to be feminine?
  5. And again, what will it take for you to “act”?
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<![CDATA[Who is God to you?]]>Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:09:44 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/who-is-god-to-youWe would like to know who is God to you, Do you believe in a God, and what are his charactoristics?   Just take a moment out of  your day and post what you think.
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<![CDATA[Supposed bible Contradiction #2 from Chris]]>Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:58:23 GMThttp://m21churchofchrist.org/-church-blog/supposed-bible-contradiction-2-from-chrisPicture
God dwells in chosen temples
2 Chron 7:12,16 & Acts 7:48

Let us read 2Ch 7:12 ¶ Then the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: "I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.
Now lets read
2Ch 7:16 "For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”

Now lets read:
God does not dwell in temples made  by men:
Acts 7:48 "However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:

Our response:  I have 2 responses to these verses.  1st This place was chosen by God as his house, God commanded Moses in Ex 33:8-11 So it was, whenever Moses went out to the tabernacle, that all the people rose, and each man stood at his tent door and watched Moses until he had gone into the tabernacle. 9 And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses. 10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door. 11 So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.

    Note: The tabernacle was a tent that had to be pitched; the temple was made of stone, over laid with Gold and such. Thus they had the same function.  It was not that God dwelt there, but it was a place where man through the High Priest from the tribe of Levi.  Thus, this is the way man communed with God or stayed in fellowship with Him.   

Understanding that lets take each passage and find out its true meaning, and see if the verse, meaning is what Chris understands it to mean.

2Ch 7:12 ¶ Then the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: "I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.

There is nothing in the above verse that says that God dwells there, what it did say is; “God have chosen this place for myself as a House of sacrifice.  So we can conclude that this verse does not prove Chris point that temple is God’s abode.

2Ch 7:16 "For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”

There is nothing in this verse that teaches that the temple is God’s Abode.  What it does say is that this temple is a special place for God in the area of fellowshipping with man.  Notice verse 2Ch 7:1-3 ¶ When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 2 And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house. 3 When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying: "For He is good, For His mercy endures forever."

You see this is the  kâbôdGlory of God.

Example of this word used:

 Ex 16:7 "And in the morning you shall see the glory of the LORD; for He hears your complaints against the LORD. But what are we, that you complain against us?"

Kâbôd

Note: Notice when the Children of Israel had complaints against the Lord he were to meet with them and his Kabod or Glory they would see.

 

 Ex 16:10 Now it came to pass, as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud.

Kâbôd

This Glory appeared in the cloud.

 Ex 24:16 Now the glory of the LORD rested on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day He called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud.

Kâbôd

Again the Glory or Kabod  rested on Mount Sinai and the cloud covered it six days.

 Ex 24:17 The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.

Kâbôd

“the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire”

 Ex 28:2 "And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty.

kâbôd

Now here is the word Glory or Kabod, referring to the Look of the Priestly garments, the brilliance and beauty was the goal of this garment, thus Kabod or glory was meant to impress upon the Children of Israel that this was a spokesmen of God, and he was to be the go between Isreal and God.

Now understanding how the word “Kabod” Glory is used let’s re-read 2Ch 7:1-3 ¶ When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. 2 And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD'S house. 3 When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying: "For He is good, For His mercy endures forever."

This is what is said before 2Chronicles 7:12&16, and one other thing that is of value in keeping the verses in context. 2Ch 7:4 Then the king and all the people offered sacrifices before the LORD. 5 King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand bulls and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God. 6 And the priests attended to their services; the Levites also with instruments of the music of the LORD, which King David had made to praise the LORD, saying, "For His mercy endures  forever," whenever David offered praise by their ministry. The priests sounded trumpets opposite them, while all Israel stood. 7 Furthermore Solomon consecrated the middle of the court that was in front of the house of the LORD; for there he offered burnt offerings and the fat of the peace offerings, because the bronze altar which Solomon had made was not able to receive the burnt offerings, the grain offerings, and the fat.

All of this must be taken into account before we can understand what God is talking about in the verses below. So the Children of Israel  had seen the glory of the Lord and Solomon sacrificed thousands of bulls and sheep and he consecrated the House of the Lord. Now lets read Chris’s verses that he used trying to prove a contradiction.

 

2Ch 7:12 ¶ Then the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: "I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.

Again God Chose that place as a House of Sacrifice, notice it does not say anything about it being his abode in this verse.

2Ch 7:16 "For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.”

              Here we see God sanctifying this house which means God set it aside for his Holy used.  So God’s name is in this temple, He sees all that  happens their that is what is meant by his eyes are there.  My Heart will be there, that is what God says, which means his Love will be there.  Notice how faithful that all the righteous acts Solomon had committed before God, and in verses 12 and 16 the delight of God in the belief and sacrifices this King did as he sacrificed before God.

Chris Please Read the verses in Context before trying to persuade people into becoming as dishonest as you have become in trashing the bible.
Acts 7:48 "However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:

My response there is not any contradiction here, not only are the passages in the Old testament not saying what Chris is trying to make them say, but we are under a New Covenant, which Acts was written in.

    It was always God's in plan to bring about The Christian as the temple of God.  in Which God dwells in.    In Solomon time God used the physical temple to fellowship the Israelite's,  in it was a place where sacrifice's were made, and as a result atonement for their sins.  Today there is no need for that physical temple for Christ is the permanent   Sacrifice and today He his Father and the Holy Spirit indwells within each Faithful Christian.
I hope this will help the Christians of the world to keep faithful and defend the bible in the face of a very hostile world and vicious attack from bible-a-phobe’s as Chris.

This is Tim the Michigan Trucker going 10:7 on the side.






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