Friday, March 31, 2017

BREAKING PLATES IS SUCH FUN AT A GREEK WEDDING BUT THIS WOULD NOT BE THE CASE IF THEY WERE THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND RECOMPENSE WAS REQUIRED. People Think They Can Justify Bad Behavior From Finding A Text From The Bible To Suit Their Liking, But Do Not Be Deceived: God Is Not Mocked. Still the grace of God is such that ignorance is overlooked, but who want to remain ignorant.

Matthew 5: 19 not just break but actually annul! Do away with God’s commandments- they will still be in heaven. How can this even be?!
When it comes to understanding what is written in the Bible, context is often necessary for Scripture to be understood. People often take Scripture out of context and seek to justify their beliefs based on this alone. Of course, short answers do not permit adequate exegesis and this can create issues when seeking to understand what is meant. Likewise, questions can create their own issues, when not fully understood.
  • For most certainly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not even one smallest letter or one tiny pen stroke shall in any way pass away from the law, until all things are accomplished. Whoever, therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever shall do and teach them shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matthew 18:18–20)
In the above text from the book of Matthew, notice Jesus claims that Heaven and Earth will pass away before the Law. This does not mean that this Law will not stand for eternity. The Law of righteousness (Ten Commandments) only exists because of sin (Romans 3:20; Romans 7:7). Even if a transgression were not a violation of a relationship between two individuals, because they agreed to hate one another and to kill each other on sight, it is still a violation of what is defined by the Law, as written by the Finger of God Himself.
Many argue that sin did not exist until the law was brought into being and, now that Lord Jesus Christ fulfilled the law and nailed it to the cross, the law is of no avail. This is based on a misinterpretation of what Paul states:
  • What shall we say then? Is the law sin? May it never be! However, I wouldn’t have known sin, except through the law. For I wouldn’t have known coveting, unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, finding occasion through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of coveting. For apart from the law, sin is dead. I was alive apart from the law once, but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. (Romans 7:7–9)
When we read the book of Romans, thoroughly, we learn Paul says that the sin was in the world before the Law was introduced. What the Apostle was saying regarding his own experience is not a reason to disregard the Ten Commandments. The Apostle Paul also wrote:
  • For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged when there is no law. (Romans 5:13)
The argument is that unless sin is defined it cannot be charged as having been committed, even if violations in a relationship have occurred.

As for people teaching others to violate the Ten Commandments and going to Heaven, this is extremely doubtful. The prophet Baalam did this and we read:
  • But these, as unreasoning creatures, born natural animals to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil in matters about which they are ignorant, will in their destroying surely be destroyed, receiving the wages of unrighteousness; people who count it pleasure to revel in the daytime, spots and defects, reveling in their deceit while they feast with you; having eyes full of adultery, and who can’t cease from sin; enticing unsettled souls; having a heart trained in greed; children of cursing; forsaking the right way, they went astray, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of wrongdoing; but he was rebuked for his own disobedience. A mute donkey spoke with a man’s voice and stopped the madness of the prophet. (2 Peter 2:12–16)
  • But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to throw a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. (Revelation 2:14)
  • Woe to them! For they went in the way of Cain, and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in Korah’s rebellion. (Jude 1:11)
Balaam joined those who play the hypocrite and commit apostasy (Hebrews 6:4–8). 

Those who teach people to break the least of the commandments. They are not like Balaam, who knowing taught people how to seduce the people of God.

When people teach salvation is by grace alone and not by faith, these are the people who break the least of the commandments. This is why they are weak in faith and are called the least in the Kingdom of God. These people in their ignorance think what they are teaching is the truth. Fortunately, for them, God overlooks ignorance.

Hypocrites are not so fortunate. They join Balaam and his ilk, even if they believe that they are saved by grace alone. This is why Jesus said that our righteousness has to exceed that of the Pharisees and solicitors (of the day), who know what is right to do, but think they are cute, because they use technicalities to wiggle their way around the law of the land.

Faith in the Son of God is required for salvation no matter what one does. The more faith one has, the more faithful, one becomes.

The More Understanding We Possess The Greater Our Chances Of Encounter

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

STRANGE PHENOMENA ABOUND BECAUSE WE ARE ALSO STRANGERS TO MANY CREATURES OURSELVES.. Rather Than Knowing The Truth, Some Individuals Are More Interested In What Is Strange. Stranger danger is something many people are concerned with, yet, oddly enough, little do they know the Devil that they know is no stranger to them, whereas the one who loves them the most happens to be a stranger.

Harry Riches

Harry Riches answer requested by Anonymous

NON MUSLIMS ACCEPT THE PROPHET, BUT MAYBE NOT THE ONE CALLED MUHAMMAD. However, If The Moon Were Really Split In Half By Muhammad It Is A Wonder He Did Not Rise From The Dead. Surely if anybody rose from the dead then we would have to really take notice.

Harry Riches

Harry Riches Answer requested by Kenny Kirk
As a person who is a Christian because I have been born of God through the process of the washing and regeneration of the Word of God within my innermost being (Titus 3:5), it is difficult for me to accept things that are not true.

When I watched Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins look like they had been told that they are death’s row after they purportedly returned from their trip to the moon and back, I knew they were liars. Nobody who had just successfully had a bungy jump comes back looking as if they are about to die (click here). But how much more if three men go to the moon and come back alive—particularly, if they are first three men to do so (here). One would have thought they would be like Felix Baumgartner, who is true to form (here).

When it comes to anyone splitting the moon apart, every half moon is tracked to become a full moon and return to being a half moon every 29.5 days. The saying “the proof is in the pudding” essentially means the same as “you will know the truth of what a person says by their fruits”. When one understands the Bible and sees the progressive revelation and the outworking of the salvation of humans as planned by the Lord God, does Muhammad come up with good fruit?
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit. A good tree can’t produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. (Matthew 7:15–18)
In the Bible, we learn there are different types of fruit that are either good or bad. One is the fruit of the lips and another is the fruit of righteousness. The fruit of light is only found in those who speak, and do, what is good, right and true. The saying that “you shall know them by their fruit” holds up.

Monday, March 27, 2017

SALVATION BY WORKS OR BY TRUSTING LORD JESUS CHRIST IS AN ISSUE FOR SOME PEOPLE.. The Irony Is People Are Saved By Faith, But Not By Faith Alone Because It Must Be Accompanied By Works Of Faith; Many people do not understand the difference between salvation by faith and salvation that is secured because of the outcome of faith.

Harry Riches
Harry Riches  Answer requested by Bruce Robinson

Sunday, March 26, 2017

KING JAMES BIBLE IS A BOOK THAT PEOPLE FIND EASIER TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES FOR SOME REASON. Maybe This Is Because People Like Reading Between The Lines Rather Than What Is Actually Been Stated. But then the reason could be the King James Bible is written in archaic English.

The main idea in the first is that God spoke to us in these last day by his son, but it includes many other details. The second rhetorically says that God never called any angel his son. How does this proposition connect to the thought of the whole preceding sentence?

Harry Riches
Harry Riches answer requested by Guido Arbia

You seem to see something that is not in the Script. Maybe you are reading between the lines. 
  • God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (Hebrews 1:1–2 KJV)

Here is the same two verses in another translation that is, in as much, an updated KJV:
  • God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds. (Hebrews 1:1–2 WEB)

There is nothing to do with angels in these two verses. What we are effectively being told is that even though God chose to speak through various means in days gone by, today He speaks through the death and resurrection of His Son, Lord Jesus Christ. The Son of God is not someone who came into existence at the biological birth of the baby that came from womb of the virgin Mary, rather this is the Logos of Life, through whom God made the Universe, who entered the body of virgin’s child.
The Truth Is Easy To Grasp When One Understands The Foundations Of Life

Friday, March 24, 2017

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES BOAST HOW THEY ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS. BECAUSE THEY SET A NIGH ASIDE TO STUDY THE BIBLE. Most People Are Not Aware That The Jehovah's Witnesses Have Different Teachings To What The Bible Actually Teaches. Somehow they see their unbiblical unstanding of the Bible as something of worthy of being proud.

Each household plan in advance their Bible based curriculum and scriptural themed discussions together. Each member can be involved, with an assignment according to their ages and abilites. Do non-JW persons see benefits from this practice?
Harry RichesHappy Riches Answer requested by Curtis Jackson

There is nothing wrong in what you do, I suppose, unless it keeps you from knowing Lord Jesus Christ. Merely learning doctrines is not realizing salvation in your own life. Consider the following Scriptures since you like to study the Bible:

PEOPLE WANT LOVE BUT RUN FROM IT. People Want Joy But Would Rather Be Angry. People want peace, except they want to fight for it.

I like the way I think, act, feel etc. it would require giving up all my natural education, socialization, everything.

Harry Riches
Harry Riches Answer requested by anonymous

Christians are called to enjoy the emotions love, joy and peace. The attitudes God desires for people to have towards others are those of patience, forgiveness, and generosity. The character God seeks to establish in those who seek Him are faithfulness, humility and self-control. So since you prefer to be something else, this is your choice. You prefer not being what God would have people enjoy. This is why have been given freewill.

Amazing how people are afraid of the very thing in life they are really seeking.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

THERE IS MUCH CONTROVERSY AMONG CHRISTIANS OVER WATCHING FILMS THAT CONTAIN SORCERY AND WITCHCRAFT. Watching Such Films Is Believed To Affect People Subconsciously Even If They Consciously Reject The Ideas As False. Conditioning is not done by giving lectures or talks, rather more what people see and feel.

If you have a problem with the question, feel free to edit it. Marking it as needing improvement doesn’t help.

Harry Riches
Harry Riches  answer requested by Ian Kent

The probability of myself watching the movie is highly unlikely. Watching movies is something that I do infrequently.
Many films (not all) are used as a propaganda means to condition people to accepting ideas in society. While a film containing sorcery and witchcraft, such as any of the Harry Potter films, can be deemed harmless if one understands that sorcery and witchcraft only works upon those who are susceptible to allowing these things to affect them.
People think that evil forces do not exist. They do. But they are powerless over those who do not acknowledge them in many instances. Children are susceptible to acknowledging them and therefore such films are detrimental to young minds.
Many people suffer from numerous ailments because of the curses that are placed upon them by those that hate them. This is why people get inexplicable cancers, inexplicable bone disease and inexplicable joint pain. However, this does not affect people who are looking to Lord Jesus Christ and who are covered by the righteous blood of His covenant.
  • Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant. (Hebrews 13:2o)
  • But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
The other problem with films that portray the occult is they create doubt in people. Even though a person may consciously dismiss the idea that witches and warlocks exist, and if they do they are a joke, watching such films penetrate the subconscious realms of the mind. This is where most peoples’ problems occur.
While everybody has been given freewill, personally I would not recommend watching anything that has detrimental effects upon people, unless another person was able to provide commentary that would be beneficial. Even then, it is better to focus on the good, rather than the evil. Or to use a correlation of learning how to distinguish between counterfeit money from the genuine, which is done by familiarizing oneself with the genuine money only; by focusing on what the Lord God has, this will demonstrate why considering the counterfeit as unnecessary.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ATTRACTIVENESS DELIGHTS THE EYE BUT WHAT IS ON THE OUTSIDE MIGHT BE DIFFERENT TO WHAT IS UNDER THE COVER. Little Do We Know What We Are Getting Ourselves Into If We Allow Ambition To Guide Our Lives. Those who are experienced in life understand that good and evil are like addition and subtraction, one comes with the other.

This is the type of person who - whenever I'm in a crowd, I hear lots of talks and curiosity around them (although I find being nosy repulsive and hate discussing people hence remain silent). They seem to care a lot about public image, but may have capacity for evil once that image is threatened.

Harry Riches
Harry Riches · answer requested by Anonymous

The way to the top is cloaked with attractive behavior that hides the corruption beneath the skin. Still, not everything is as it seems. The following is not a view from up above, but more like one from down under.
Take Donald Trump, for instance. Trump is a good looking 6ft 2in alpha male. Elvis Presley was 6ft 2in. Both Trump and Presley have similar physiognomy. Trump may not have been a heart-throb celebrity as a young man, but he had the money and the connections. From money which he borrowed from his father, he claims to have built his fortune. People think Trump lives in a bubble.
To many people, Trump is crass. He doesn’t do drugs. He doesn’t drink alcohol. He graduated from college with a economics degree. He went to Norman Vincent Peale’s church as a child and was strongly influenced by this man. Norman Vincent Peale wrote numerous books. Some of his titles are:
  • Six Attitudes for Winners
  • The Power of Positive Thinking
  • The Power of Positive Living
  • Why Some Positive Thinkers Get Powerful Results
  • Sin, Sex and Self-Control,
  • The Positive Power Of Jesus Christ.
Elvis Presley, from what I can gather, did not grow up under the influence of Norman Vincent Peale and a father who was a property tycoon (of sorts). Elvis Presley we are told died from a drug overdose, even though legal. Unlike Trump, Elvis Presley is called “The King”. Although, when he was alive, Elvis would say, “There is only one King, Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings.”
One could say that Presley chose to live his lifestyle, although he claimed that his devotees ruined his marriage the night of his comeback. But Presley apparently had another problem, which was the cause of his ruined marriage to Priscilla. He detested women who had given vaginal birth to a child.
Trump has had a number of marriages. His children appear to respect him and love him as well. Trump is a family man, who has had a number of wives. Trump in some respects is like a Sultan without the concubines.
The real issue for those of us who are not in the league of Trump or Presley is whether we want to do evil. Evil has a habit of catching up to us in this life. If we decide to be humble and accept our circumstances, we will discover that people will relate to us and we can enjoy conversations with other people, providing we do not attempt to make ourselves out to be something that we are not. For, in general, people hate hypocrites, know-it-alls, holier-than-thou types, braggarts and other wannabes. In the main, most people recognize that they are human and have various inadequacies.
I was once a conceited obnoxious person who had just as many enemies as friends. My enemies saw me as a conceited obnoxious person who needed to be exterminated. My friends were those who, on the rare occasions it was on display, had been recipients of my better nature. Yet I discovered even those whom I thought were my friends were very much like me and had a tendency towards being conceited and obnoxious. Still birds of a feather flock together; even thieves are known to hangout together. Although, I am not sure how long murderers last hanging out together. From what I am told, even in prison, murderers are more likely to be in solitary confinement.
We are spirit beings that possess a soul and have a physical body. If we seek truth and desire to know why we are here, life can change radically. Mine did. Instead of being conceited, I started becoming more concerned about other people’s welfare, even though I had to still work out who I am and what life is all about. This is the case for me, even though I have found the answers to the questions of being born into the futility of sin and death, the injustice of suffering and the inability of humans to love—true love never ends; it does not appear today and disappear tomorrow.
Socially, from my observation, people are conditioned by the family and the subculture they are born into. Further conditioning takes place through peer groups. Then it is a matter of where we fit within the groups to which we are attracted.
Some of us become loners and reject group-think. But even being a loner does not preclude social conditioning. We are conditioned socially by the people we interact with, even if this is distant and only comes in through the television.
For example, one man I know is physically unattractive, with warts on his nose and a huge belly. He looks like an ugly gnome. He has never married and lives alone. He interacts with his television. If you were to pass his place, when his window is open, and hear him talking to the television, you would think that he was actually speaking to real people—he thinks aloud. Just that being a solitary individual, he probably does not realize that thinking aloud in response to what he sees on the television is something he also does when walking down the street. This person has no friends that I know about, yet he engages with anyone; that is, anyone who will talk to him in the street, on public transport, in shops—in fact, anywhere.
Being at the other end of the spectrum of Donald Trump and living on a pension, our acquaintance, the ugly dumpy gnome (for he is short) seems to make the most of his day. Now, whether he has a habit of doing things that are evil, this is yet to be determined. Sometimes the gnome has been rattled. Like the time his mother died and there were issues concerning her will. In the main, the gnome relates to anybody, whenever and wherever he may be.  He gives the impression that he is content with his lot in life. This is the case, even though he indicates to me that he would have been ostracized and ridiculed many times when growing up.
When it comes to being evil, being evil is not difficult for humans. Evil is a matter of how one relates to other people. What some people call evil, other people call expediency. Evidently, the body-bag count around Bill and Hillary Clinton seems to be higher than other people. In some quarters, they are said to have a higher body-bag count than some of the mafioso's made men. However, if you acknowledge bearing false witness, adultery (includes rape, seduction of innocents, pederasty), theft and murder as being evil, then a person’s looks have nothing to do with behavior. Evil actions have to do with our conscience.
We all begin with a conscience. Searing one’s conscience might be extolled as an art form in some circles; for many people, it is just a matter of numbing the pricks from within. Similar to getting through the coughing when a non-smoker decides to take up cigarettes to look cool. Both smoking tobacco and searing our conscience we can learn to do as children. Although, it is easier if someone leads us by the hand and reassures us that everything is going to be just fine.
Good looking children are more favored by chicken hawks and other pedophiles. Ugly children, fortunately for them, are often overlooked. Yet, ironically, in the number of street rape cases of which I am aware, very few of the victims appear to have been possible Miss Universe candidates. Mostly the victims of street rape are ordinary women. However, when it comes to the better looking children, they get the most attention. The eyes of pedophiles and chicken hawks always find the attractive children, even if not lost and lonely. People are naturally attracted to beauty and, unfortunately, for those who are the more attractive, the attention they receive tends to push them towards petulance and less towards maturity.
Egocentricity is difficult to divest from oneself when one believes one is the star of one’s own solar system and everybody else is but one of planets that survive because of one’s own illumination. Not every good looking person is handicapped by egocentricity. I have meet a few who, surprisingly, have a level of maturity that only comes with experience and responsibility. Nevertheless, I have met many people who are not so attractive, who are just as retarded as the spoilt ones found among the glitterati.
Attractiveness, after all, is in the eye of the beholder. Evil behavior has more to do with how a person perceives himself rather than how another person perceives the person. If a person perceives that he (or she) is the light of life, or if that person has a chip on his (or her) shoulder, both, being the center of the Universe or feeling hard-done-by can cause an inclination towards evil. Depends on whether the person has seared his or her conscience and can still recognize the pricks within.
As for superiority, have you ever heard of the arrogance of the ignorant. Ignorant people overlook the fact that we all die and have need of a Savior to take us from death into life eternal. Some matters are more important than others. For each one of us to understand why we are here, surpasses the fact other people think that they are the reason for our existence.