Thursday, May 5, 2011

Being a Bad Christian is not BAD at all...

Bad can be good especially for those that learn to recognize the bad in their lives. We live in a world where around every corner there is someone telling you, they have the goods on living right and living well and for $39.99 they'll let you in on the secret!

The whole getting to know Jesus thing is like that. There is another new improved bible study around every corner, another book with all the secret Christian ways, etc. Meanwhile Jesus continues to say; "I am the way, the truth, the life" and "Whoever believes in me will have eternal life" Jesus also said; "You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life."

What is the key to learning?

If you answered listening you are 100% right!

Lets listen to Jesus for once and forget about all the people in the temple trying to sell you something. Look past them right at the saviour and start your personal relationship today. Don't delay start TODAY! He's waiting patiently, He holds no grudges, He is real, and He loves you more than you can ever know.


The Lord bless and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

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Wolf Krammel said...

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M.A.C. said...

Hi Wolf

Send me an email and we'll discuss your website my personal email is bemore [at] live [dot] ca

My mission field is the denominational church that thinks they got it all figured out because of modernistic traditionalism. That which is in my humble opinion antithetical to the walk of a believer in Jesus Christ which must end in the perfection of love!

Tidbits of Torah said...

...being "bad" / rasha in Hebrew is not a good thing at all. In fact, if I were to say "Being a Bad Jew is not Bad at all" - this would go contrary to what God teaches us in His Torah (our Torah when we study and live by His commandments 24/7)

Please stop by and watch the song/video for little Leiby that was murdered by a bad Jew. The lyrics are in the comments section.

M.A.C. said...

Being bad is good if you have wisdom to recognize it. I will stop by and listen to the song...

Tidbits of Torah said...

Now you are speaking like a Chassidic Jew, M.A.C.! Very true statement and one that Chassidus teaches. And most certainly a thought that God has already taught us. How so? One only has to look at the story of Cain and Abel. What did God say to Cain after his offering about "bad/evil/rasha/sin"?

5:7. Is it not so that if you improve, it will be forgiven you? If you do not improve, however, at the entrance, sin is lying, and to you is its longing, but you can rule over it."

God is telling Cain – yes, you missed the mark. However, when you see the trappings of sin in front of your face, YOU can turn away from this evil, this sin and therefore save yourself from the consequences of the separation your sin will cause between you and Me.

M.A.C. said...

Even Abraham was a known liar and missed the mark consider the lie he told of his wife that was very nearly his undoing in Egypt.

Tidbits of Torah said...

MAC, "known liar" is just a bit strong, no? After all God certainly blessed Avraham and as you know all the nations will be blessed because of him. (so Avraham did obtain forgiveness for this little white lie)

So now we need to dig a little deeper to understand why Avraham said what he said.

How could Avraham say that Sarah was his sister, plac­ing her at risk of being captured, in order to save his own life? (v. 13) In certain situations it is better to forego technical truth and opt for a higher truth, such as protecting your life or peace between husband and wife. Would you not agree?

Our Sages teach us the following:

Ramban: Avraham unintentionally committed a great sin by bringing his righteous wife into a compromising situation in an attempt to save his own life. He should have trusted in G‑d that He would save them. In fact, Avraham's departure from the land of Cana'an to Egypt as a result of the famine was also a sin, since he should have trusted in G‑d to save him from hunger. As a result of Avraham's mistake, the Egyptian exile was decreed on his descendants.

Abarbanel: Avraham was willing to sacrifice his life to save Sarah from being abducted. However, he realized that if he had been identified as Sarah's husband they would have killed him and abducted her in any case. Therefore, allowing himself to be killed for her sake would have been totally futile.

Avraham's actions here could be compared to Aharon's sanctioning of the golden calf, for Aharon knew that if he had objected to the calf the Jewish people would have killed him in any case—so what was to be gained?

Be'er Mayim Chayim: Avraham did not tell the Egyptians that Sarah was not married. Rather, he said that her husband had not accom­panied them. Consequently, Avraham was not suggesting in any way to the Egyptians that Sarah was available for marriage. He simply saw no benefit in revealing to them that he was her husband.

Gur Aryeh: Avraham did not expect that Sarah would be abducted at all. He thought that the aristocrats of Egypt would offer him gifts in an attempt to win his favor, so he would give Sarah to them. He was sure that they would not be thugs that would take her by force. He did not expect the king himself to abduct her.

Tiferes Yehonason: The Patriarchs only had the halachic status of Jews while they remained in the Land of Israel. Thus, when Avraham and Sarah left the Land of Israel, entering Egypt, they left the jurisdiction of Jewish Law and were bound only by Noachide law. According to Noachide Law, a man can divorce his wife simply by breaking association with her. Therefore, Avraham broke association with his wife by saying, "Please say that you are my sister," which was effectively a divorce. In this way, if Sarah was taken, her association with another man would not be sinful.

Zohar: Rabbi Elazar said, "The verse, 'Please say that you are my sister,' is problematic. Would Avraham, who feared G‑d and was loved by G‑d, say that about his wife for his own benefit?"

He answered: "Even though Avraham feared G‑d, he did not rely on his own merit. He did not ask G‑d [to save her] in his own merit, but rather in hers. [He knew that it was] through her merit that he would accumulate wealth from the other nations, since a person acquires money in the merit of his wife... Avraham went to Egypt to obtain food from the other nations in her merit. He relied on her merit that he would not be hurt and she would not be touched, and because of this he was not afraid to say, 'She is my sister'" (III 52b).

M.A.C. said...

The truth is he lied and that is that. Are we are all still not blessed? Abraham was after all only a man and he lied out of fear. Who wouldn't other than the man that truly trusted in God, Jesus for example.

So to answer your question I do not think it harsh at all to tell the truth even unto death. For the truth will set you free and there is more than just what we see to life
I think!

Tidbits of Torah said...

Thanks for the feedback MAC. I appreciate our discussion here.

I'm not sure why you brought up J to be fully trusting of God - did he not cry out on the cross "God, why have you forsaken me?"

Also, as a side note. You should know that he was not sinless. He also missed the mark on several occassions.

Matt. 23:1-3 "J" tells the multitude to do what the Pharisees and scribes tell them do as they sit in the seat of Moses in addition to that he told them to follow their directives but do not follow their works (evil deeds that they do).

Did he act in accordance with Torah? God commands man to be fruitful and multiply. Why did he sin by not marrying and having children?

Exodus 20:12/ Lev. 19:3 the command to honor and revere your mother and father so your life will be prolonged on the land given to him...

Matt 10:34-37 he says he has not come to bring peace but a sword. to cause family members to fight one another. No peace in the home. Can someone who states he did not come to bring peace be called a peacemaker?

He certaintly missed the mark and sinned by dishonoring his parents

Deut 21:23 the dead are to be buried the same day

Matt 8:21-22 he tells the person to let the dead (spirtually dead of course) bury their own dead.

He certainly missed the mark here.

M.A.C. said...

I brought up Jesus because He was fully trusting of God perfect in every sense. You see God is higher than our highest thought and Jesus was the true representation of God and the Saviour of all mankind.

Jesus did not miss any marks He did as His Father in heaven bid him to do. He said so many times. And I point out; of the 400 plus Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament Jesus fulfilled them all.

I've heard all the tired arguments that refute this truth. The facts are in the debate is over long ago, Jesus is the Messiah and we will all stand in front of Him one day to give an accounting of our pedantic little lives.

Middleberry said...

thanks for the post

M.A.C. said...

Your welcome shine on...