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Giving Heed to Fables

ayin jade

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Another blog entry that was lost and is now resurrected.

 

1 Timothy 4:7 But refuse profane and old-womanish tales, and exercise yourself to godliness.

I saw an inspirational story posted on a Christian forum that talked about a soldier hiding from the enemy in World War II. This soldier took refuge in a cave. He prayed to God and was hidden by a spider web.

This seems like a nice story, but it turns out to be a story from another religion, from their religious texts. That troubled me. To see a mythological event from a false religion find its way into the culture of English speaking Christians. Can a Christian find morality within a false religion? I don’t think one can. All other religions, if they have morals, are a pale shadow of Christ’s way, and those other religions lead to eternal death. Why bother getting moral stories from false religions when we have the perfect and true religion of following Jesus?

As the bible tells us, 1 Timothy 1:4 nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies (which provide doubts rather than the nurture of God in faith). We should instead keep our eye on the Lord. To do as it says in Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think on these things. Do those things which you have also learned and received and heard and seen in me. And the God of peace shall be with you.



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Sir, sorry to disagree with you. Irrespective of where that story is coming from, there is a great deal to learn from it. It shows that God can use any to protect and preserve or save His people. That soldier in the story was being  pursued by the enemy and God answered His prayer by using a spider web to save him. The story is never a doctrinal issue that you can question the source. A mad man can tell you an important truth and you can't say that the truth is from a mad man that is why you won't use it. In other words, we can learn an important truth even from an atheist. 

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We like to hear what we like to hear. We must resist false teachers and their teaching

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I recently posted the lyrics of " High Hopes"  .  I is a silly song that always put a smile on my face and gives me hope because I found God's truth within it.  He speaks of faith that moves mountains.  The song speaks of "Oops there goes another rubber tree plant".  God speaks of nothing being impossible with God, especially when it comes to a person's salvation.  And we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us.  The world speaks of heaven and God as being pie in the sky, apple pie hopes.  Let them mock.  Look there goes another problem, kerplop!  There can be a lot of truth in secular songs.  

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For thousands of years, sadly, Christians threw out the baby with the bathwater. 

I have stood in Oxford where Cranmer et al were burned. He was a reformer. He dared to question the Roman Church.

I have read extra-canonical texts that Yeshua (Jesus) and Paul (Saul  of Tarsus) studied as well as some of the more obscure contemporary literature that also the Ethiopian's include in their canon. (Unaffected by Rome's dictates).

It occurs to me that God is never limited by our sometimes hasty editing of "facts" that might be couched in "fiction".

Read Jasher, and Enoch and a few other "Verboten" works and you might see what I mean.


Also, check out the history of the austere body of "experts" that decided on the canon of what we should hesitatingly call, "Our Bible". Ask yourself this question: "Which of God's Ten Commandments do you willingly break?".
Perhaps God's Sabbath?

"Eye hath not seen, or ear heard..."

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 Fable means a fabricated story; though it may inspire moral-ism, patriotism, hate, or other feelings. What is fun is remembering them, having fun with them. Like! (don't step on a crack or you will break your mothers back) try telling that to a group of kids while taking a walk and watch what they do. Every now and again you hear someone say something and it almost rings true but upon review, it is just an old wives tale. Like moms telling junior not to handle frogs or he will get warts. Please feel free to jot down what comes to your mind, I need a good chuckle.

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On 3/27/2017 at 1:16 PM, KPaulG said:

We like to hear what we like to hear. We must resist false teachers and their teaching

Amein!    The enemy through all possible means will mix truth with lies that destroy men's souls.  (remember the Garden!? where it started?   That has not changed - falsehoods abound, mixed with a little truth, and people swallow the poison along with the little truth ("bait") .....  

Or they might believe the truth,  with a so-called 'poison needle' imbedded in it, not realizing something is wrong, very wrong, until much loss has occurred.  (a short or long true story or parable or Scripture,  with a seemingly "small" error included in it - potentially devasting and destructive consequences ) ....

Test everything,  remain in prayer always,  and abide in Jesus, in union with Jesus, as written. 

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I have just read a lengthy account of some of the 'fables' that Saul may have been talking about. Remember he was in a place where many nations with many beliefs and languages met. He had probably heard it all. He was no mean scholar either, being educated under a notable master.
I think he was referring, among other things, to the 'push' by powers of his day to change the days and names and imports of the days to come more in line with the pagans' ideals.
The Church fathers indicate that up until 197, there was pressure to move the Sabbath to the first day of the week - that is, Sunday, a pagan day. Then, not soon after, Rome's representatives did indeed institute the Sunday as the new Sabbath. It has been misconstrued that is was the early Christians that did this.
[http://sabbath.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Library.sr/CT/BOOK/k/955/Sunday-Lords-Day-Not-Traceable-to-Apostles.htm}

Sabbath was changed by Rome: (and the penalties for non-conformity were sever)

If the Protestant church of today knew what the Catholic church did in the past regarding the 7th Day Sabbath they would not be worshiping on Sundays today. 

"The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ." "The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ." -Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap. (The Pope can modify divine law.) Ferraris' Ecclesiastical Dictionary. 

Daniel 7:25, "And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time."

Edited by Justin Adams

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