The Divide or A Body?

I was asked once before why is their so much division in the church. Let me be clear as Paul was clear. 4For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human?5What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth(1 Corinthians 3:4-7). This can be seen through the denominations of the church. Just the same, “Christians” who profess with their mouths but not their lives. Now again, within denominations some have a difference in opinion about certain topics such as pre tribulation, post tribulation rapture, others about holidays and etc. 

Now to properly state or see that one is Christian is by the bases of the belief. Sola scriptura, the bible being God’s word. Belief in God as creator that God is one, but also understanding the trinity is laid out in scripture, three persons, each holy, each with their own purpose in subordination, all God, not three God’s but one. Belief in necessary sacrifice of Jesus while also seeing we are saved by grace through faith, not works but recognizing faith produces works, for faith without works is dead. It is a view and in knowing God has allowed us to be saved by his work not our own. 

In my stand, I can state, I’m Christian, but my understanding is strictly biblical, I am an apologist in the faith and for the most part my understanding leans more to a calvinist/reformed view but not entirely. I do believe in post tribulation rapture. I don’t celebrate holidays on a personal note because I see everyday for the Lord, but just as Paul exclaimed, there will be some who set a day as Holy and that is fine but also be aware of the customs used or how you do it, research it. Though I can say I would exchange gifts on Christmas but it is as a sign of respect or to show love, even if there’s a day set, I would gift whenever and however, regardless of date. Just the same like I stated before, there are many who claim they are Christian or say they believe in God but just claiming and “believing” does not mean you are born again or saved. As well, there are cults or factions who claim they are Christian but are not, mormons and etc. 

The division people claim to see or see, is for the most part, American Christianity. Outside of the states it would seem one who calls themselves Christian are persecuted, live lives fully for God, and etc. We toss the title around to make us seem righteous. We’re not perfect. Just the same, there are those who lead others astray, false teachers, and many stray from the faith. We are the church, the people, and though it may appear to be divided, it is not. But as well we help others see the truth and lead them back to fellowship if they are astray. Though you may see “denominations” we believe in the core understanding and teaching of scripture. We are the body, each a different part, but coming together as a whole, used differently to glorify God, the church. Don’t be so quick to say we are divided or think differently because of one who claims their Christian, let their fruits be shown by their life.

Even If You Stand Alone


“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything.(1 Corinthians 6:12) 

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2) 

It is interesting to look out at the world and see how far we’ve gone. Just the same, it is a marvel to see how little we’ve changed as a people. I’ve heard it time and time again how people have perceived us to be “far ahead of our time”, yet we are merely rediacoveting some things ancient civilizations once did. Yes, we have fancy cars, computers and etc. But apart from that there is something we have completely let happen, our humanity slowly decaying.

Let us look bavk at the ancient civilizations, where kings or pharoahs made the people dependent and as slaves, benefitting those in power. Separation of people by color and race or racism. People allowing their desires or what they deem acceptable by their own ideas, invade the culture as a whole. Such is the case, we’ve gone so far and yet have seemed to go no where at all. We’ve become comfortable. It can be seen, we have become tolerant of things that are happening in the world. We’ve allowed or state as a race(collective group-humanity) become distorted by our egos or empty philosophies or desires. 

To those who seem to keep at a distant or become aware of what is happening, we are singled out, appearing to be insane because we do not relish what others do. If we state our opinions and it is not on par with what the culture deems acceptable we are excluded, ignored or made to seem as fools. Yet through it all, I will continue to say, it is better to stand alone for truth, love, then to allow one self to be bombarded by a sense of what may appear good but is not truly beneficial. To not let anything truly master you unless of course we properly are in subjugation to God and not our own train of thoughts or emotions. We as a people are a part of the problem. We easily follow the crowd or what is promoted with an appearance of “good”. Sex is seen as a common thibg nowadays apart from love, even broken families seem to be a constant trait, and now even acceptable. 

Life will always be a difficult path. It is true there will be things we don’t agree on or even people, but one should never allow that to change one’s self to come in congruency with another. Of course we should respect people but as well be at liberty to state our opinions, now like I said before, if it is meant to diminish anyone than keep quiet and learn to truly be humble. We have to learn to stabd for what is right from the immorality that is happening and defend our rights as well as who we are as a people. Police brutality, racism, corrupt governments, these all must be dealt with and one must take a stand, even if one stands alone. In the pursuit of truth and ultimate freedom we must be ready to stand alone at times. One will be cast out at times but still, keep at it. The truth always stands. Never conform, change is made by risks, growth is made by experience, and we create history by doing something the world has never seen and instead of retracing our steps and allowing nations to fall or empires rise, let us be an example, so in turn many can be guided to change. To come in unity, to peace, with truth, in love.

The Unknown

​Sleepless nights, met with memories. Troubles, interwoven, weighing in on thoughts. Depression compressing and releasing it in waves. Tides shifting and leaving emotions marooned. Lost soul looking for a home. Trees rattling with leaves falling by the breeze. Looking out unsure of the shore on the horizon. So it seems to wonder what is on the other side. Green pastures, blissful paradise. Serenades played in ecstasy by the voice of your beloved. Lost soul looking for a home. A home, never understanding the storm. Such is life the voyage of the . . . unknown. . . .

All In One

​A common question arises to the Christian when explaining their belief, this not only entails: who Christ is, who is God, why is there evil, and etc. For topics sake, today I will touch upon who is God in the sense what many try to understand, God as one, while still understanding the trinity. Thus it is true, Christians believe in the believe (myself included), while some try to justify that scripture does not speak of such matters. Let us be first clear that no one can truly comprehend God, we are but finite beings. But as well let us take note what is revealed in scripture and that is what I intend to do. 

Before I let scripture and my own understanding be shown, let me as well clarify some things to those who have tried to understand or tackle this matter: 1. There is one God. 2. The Trinity consists of three persons. 3. Each is distinguished. 4. Each member is God. 5. There is a subordination within the trinity. 6. Each member has their own tasks. Now that this is explained, let us continue. 

God, the Father

“One God,  the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist…” ( 1 Corinthians 8:6). The Father, the ultimate cause of the universe. Understanding that God himself exists before time and space, unrivaled, and apart from the laws that man abides to by natural means. The same God who’s wrath will be poured out and because of his love sent his son to die for us as substitute. (John 3:16) The almighty God, on his throne, described in Revalations.

God, the Son

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) our Lord and savior (2 Peter 3:18). In this verse it comes to mind what was spoken about in Isaiah, “I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.” (Isaiah 43:11). And even looking at the book of Isaiah, the prophecy spoken about Jesus’ birth. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) It is not something shocking when we allow his word to speak about God, it is the clearest picture of who God is and even though we have not seen the father, because of the son we have a picture of who he is. “15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell” (Colossians 1:15-19). A thing to note as well is not that he was created, it is stated, “ALL THINGS” were created through and for him. Just the same, the declaration of Jesus himself as stating, ” 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 22:13) with the following verse 16 revealing who is speaking, Jesus. A title given to God, the first and the last. Or even how the Father himself reveals who he is, “8 But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. 9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” 10 He also says,“In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth (Hebrews 1:8-10). Looking back at the beginning of Genesis and seeing God said, let US make man in our image. We can even take account what his disciples stated, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28). 

God, the Holy Spirit

“3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? 4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God”. (Acts 5:3-4) This passage in itself reveals who it is Ananias lied to. We at times don’t take into account that the Spirit resides in us as believers. God dwells within us, our bodies a temple (1 Corinthians 3:16).  “Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.” (2 Corinthians 6:16) 

Now I get asked many times why is not three Gods? They are not three gods and not three beings.  They are three distinct persons; yet, they are all the one God.  Each has a will, can speak, can love, etc., and these are demonstrations of personhood.  They are in absolute perfect harmony consisting of one substance. They are coeternal, coequal, and copowerful. Scripture shows that the Holy Spirit is subordinate to the Father and the Son, and the Son is subordinate to the Father. This is an internal relationship and does not deny the deity of any. 

The truth is, we as mere men and women will never truly comprehend God. What is required of us is seeing his Glory and grace, his power and bowing to him in worship. All knees shall bow to the Lord Jesus Christ. All mouths shall praise our God, the Father, on his throne, and all spirit will reside with the Holy spirit bearing witness of our salvation. To God be the glory. Let us then continue walking in faith, ” therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” ( Matthew 28:19) Be Blessed.

I’m a Christian

​I am a misfit, In partiality it would seem that I may take things in sarcastic ticks, by no means does it imply irrational notions. I believe I like to challenge people and in terms of truth, bring it to light in its true, pure, definite form. It has taken me a lifetime to arrive in the belief which I firmly hold to. From studying the fundamental regularities and constants of physics, understanding how precise the calibrations had to be to derive our existence, and even if one small error came about, our survival would be nonexistent. The contigency of the world and seeing even the universe had to come about from more than a speck of nothingness but following the laws, depent on a source outside of nature. 

Seeing the impossibility of living a life with no meaning, though for the most part we have now claimed it for ourselves to live according to our own wills and define our own meaning, though such the case requires a notion that one is the central focus, the “God of their world”, relativism. It comes to no surprise even how my views seem to contradict the high sounding philosophies of this day and age. I promote the unity of the people while still valuing individuals. I uphold to love in an unconditional standing and relinquishing the sense of self, pride, but embracing humility. This as a whole is held by my belief in God. 

Though many can attain the notion that I am a mere fool, I am of a sound mind with reason. Even upon claiming a title because of my beliefs, a Christian, I am easily disregarded or completely ignored. Even more so I seem to “offend” people though I try to respect them. In most cases what I teach or speak about is no different than what those who have seen the world and it’s true nature try to reveal to the masses. Just the same, I follow closely the teachings of that which is scriptural, obeying God. It is by no means to place myself as righteous, but in understanding only through the sacrifice of Jesus I am able to come to God the Father. Some can mock or persecute my beliefs. But I will continue and follow the path, the way. For though many can reject the faith, it still stands, over years of many trying to dissuade, trick, or change the message as a whole. With people who profess they are “christians” but still live as if they know not God. It is trivial at times how one can be viewed and judged because of what many who claim to be the same, do wrongly, and never truly abide or are true christians. I have found meaning and a clearer sense of the world in Christianity than anything else. 

It is not believing a myth. Events happened and transpired through eye witness accounts, writing about things such as our own books on history have come about. Much the same, in seeing who Jesus is, that reveals the evidence of God for me. For though he was a man at a time, it was to reveal his nature and come to rescue man from his down fall. Jesus could only have been one of four things: a legend, a liar, a lunatic–or Lord and God. There is so much historical and archeological evidence to support his existence that every reputable historian agrees he was not just a legend. If Jesus were a liar, why would he die for his claim, when he could easily have avoided such a cruel death with a few choice words? And, if he were a lunatic, how did he engage in intelligent debates with his opponents or handle the stress of his betrayal and crucifixion while continuing to show a deep love for his antagonists? Christ said he was Lord and God. The evidence supports that claim. Many can say, jesus never claimed he was God but when the jewish leaders debated with Jesus, the claims he made and reactions of the leaders points to this account, to say the Father and son are one, claims a level of nature similar, or even before abraham was “I am”, the word was God, God declaring him God, book of Isaiah stating a son would be born and he shall be called everlasting father, prince of peace,  mighty God, to Revalations showing Jesus stating he is the alpha and omega. And in such case, the holdings of the trinity with the spirit being revealed as God written in the books of acts as the couple who “did not lie to man but to God.” But it all amounts to faith as said before.  My life may appear different because I no longer am who I used to be but that is God working within me. And I hope to reveal to others the truth I have not only seen but shown.

My Pursuit of Truth

​I’ve heard a common misconception about me. Some may claim I’m very opinionated, now let me be clear about this. I know fully well the difference between the truth and an opinion. If I were to refer to my opinion on matters, I would clearly say it. Otherwise I would always reference what I am conveying. Such it is with people who disregard what I say as rubbish or ignorance because I am a Christian. 

I can introduce what matters and say I believe in God and absolute truth. People can say no and say their is no God but that in itself is an act of faith and how one rules it “relative” truth which is in fact an opinion. To claim there is not, implies your statement or belief is absolute which contradicts the notion of relativism. Then again it means you hold the “truth” but can be seen as an opinion. Truth in itself is absolute or plainly validate by proof. 1+1=2. Earth is round. One can try to use the elephant theory of the blind men but then again it is an elephant. Your view is impaired because one cannot get a clear picture of it unless studied from all angles. 

Just the same people think I do not uphold to scientific laws or say things like Jesus never existed, bible is man made etc. To be honest, I do believe in science, in the sense of how we came to be, I’m not 100% certain, God could just have created the world in a day or 6, or taken years to make as scripture says one day is like a thousand years. Jesus not existing is ludicrous because even external sources reveal his existence. Bible being man made, in part yes it was compiled by man but as well they are historical accounts as well as revalations given to man and it took years of precise investigation to come together. The early christians didnt just say put everything into one and see here is the bible, everything was looked into to match the original writings and to never contradict the prophets words which came from God. Now to say it is a myth of it all and we can’t believe it means we cannot excuse our own teachings. Man is without error in the search of knowledge, we change our books every few years with the more evidence we find. And though I can defend and reveal how the bible is historically sound or how it may reveal even science in it’s texts will not amount to anything unless one believes as well in the end. It all amounts to change of heart and faith. 

I search for truth always and I do so being a Christian, from someone who was an athiest, to following jewish mysticism, Buddhism, occult, magick, to religion, to Christianity for I do not see it as religion. I always try to encourage and motivate people to search for truth on their own. But as well though it may seem like I push my beliefs, on the contrary, I’m doing what is told of me by God, to share the truth I have been revealed regardless of the consequences. My beliefs are my own, I follow truth and I will respect people as a whole, sharing in love what I know. 

Humble Beginnings

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love (Ephesians 4:2)

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)

We complain about others all the time. Even one who claims to be a saint can attest to something someone else has been doing “wrong” in their eyes. But this is something we must face and ultimately learn to stop if and when we allow love to invade our very being. We do have a selfish ego and pride always tries to allow our desires to be above others. 

It isn’t a surprise I was going to touch about this subject. If it was, then boo, surprise. But as some who keep up to date to my articles or my blog, I’ve touched about love and in turn humility or humbleness entails within. Even with just the beginning sentences I can picture people turning heads. This is necessary like I explained. 

Humility and becoming humble allows us to truly love with a love that stretches beyond conditions. In reality, the world has spawned into a narcisstic view. We are taught nowadays to value ourselves and do things for us but in turn does that also not seeme to be a relative view or an opinion in itself? I mean let me explain. For example we are presented to become a better person for yourself not someone else, let’s put it in a scenario such as a relationship. We say something like, people should accept us for us. This is true, but to an extent. Like I’ve explained, true love requires sacrifice and like a quote I’ve read before, “true love is one when two people come together to sacrifice and change for one another, they become better versions, pushing eachother to new limits.”. Now all of this amounts to all and any kind of relationship.

Like Jesus taught, it is better to give than to receive and even how early Christians and even people understood about being in this earth. We are here all together, a body of people, brothers and sisters. We have placed too much focus on ourselves that we disregard others and in turn ask why the world is in such a state. Humility is a necessity and he who is humble is wise because the wise understand that it matters not what one can gain but what one could give, their knowledge, hope and etc. 

Just the same it is a mark of a truly changed heart. When one begins to truly love they want what is best for the other. Let us look within ourselves and ask ourselves this question, is it all about me? Because truly I say to you, we are but a grain of sand and to focus so much simply on our selves we lose a sense of true joy which can be found in relationships, family, friends, lovers, even strangers. Be an example that there is people who love, who care. Let’s end our pride and start in humble beginnings. Be blessed.