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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

WHO IS THE LIAR?  by steve finnell


Who is the liar, God or the devil?

Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,(NKJV)

God cannot lie.

John 8:44 "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

The devil is the father of lies.

When Jesus and the apostles spoke they were speaking the words of God the Father. John 14:10 "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you  I do not speak on My own authority: but Father who dwells in Me does the works.(NKJV) John 12:49, John 7:16-18  John 16:5-14, John 14:24-26.

Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved..(NKJV)

Was Jesus being a liar when He said "He who believe will be saved?" Was Jesus being a liar when He said "He who is baptized will be saved?"

Are those who say baptism is not essential for salvation telling the truth, lying, or simply misunderstanding the words of Jesus?

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, (NKJV)

Was the apostle Paul lying when he said some Christians will depart from the faith?

Are those who claim "once saved always saved" telling the truth, lying, or just misinterpreting Scripture?

1 Timothy 4:2-5 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy.....3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain  from food God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the the truth.....(NKJV)

Was the apostle Paul falsifying God's word by pointing out false doctrinal practices?

Are those who forbid people to marry or impose dietary restriction, liars, telling the truth, or honestly misunderstanding the word of God?

Acts 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.(NKJV)

Was the apostle Peter lying when he said repent for the remission of sins? Was the apostle Peter misconstruing the facts when he said be baptized for the forgiveness of sins? Was the apostles Peter in error when he said they would receive the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit after they received forgiveness from sins?

Are those who claim that the 3000 were baptized because their sins were already forgiven, being dishonest, or are they honestly misinterpreting Scripture?

Romans 10:9 that is you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.(NKJV)

Was the apostle Paul guilty of being a prevaricator when he made as a provision of salvation, believing God raised Jesus from the dead.

Are those who claim men today can be saved like the thief on the cross, even though the thief did not believe God raised Jesus from the dead, lairs, misinformed, or simply in error.

If you were saved like the thief, then were saved without being baptized in water.

If you were saved like the thief, then you are saved without believing God raised Jesus from the dead.

If you were saved like the thief, then you were saved before the new covenant was in force.

If you were saved like the thief, then you were saved before Jesus said he that believes and is baptized shall be saved. Jesus said that after he was raised from the dead.

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD TO LIE. Jesus and the apostles were speaking for God the Father.

If men contradict the words of Jesus and the apostles, then they are either liars, confused, honestly mistaken, in error, uninformed, accepting men opinions as fact or misinterpreting God's word.           

       

1 comment:

  1. Greetings Steve.

    Your article is very reasonable and biblical, what you are proclaiming is simply God's plan for salvation. The world will argue with you but your thoughts are clear and honest. I do have a question about the thief on the cross? Most people assume that he was not baptized, how do we know this. I have never seen or been shown a scripture that even implies that he was or was not baptized. If you know of any verses that address this issue, please let me know.
    Many people during this time were being baptized by John the Baptist and his followers for the remission of sins, Jesus's followers were doing the same thing. It is very possible that the thief was among the masses being baptized in the Jordan. Never the less, the promise that was spoken to the thief was between him and Jesus. No one can claim a promise between two other people. If Jesus wanted the thief to be with Him in Paradise who are we to say no. But it would be foolish of us to stake our claim of salvation on the thief's promise when we have a much better promise in Acts 2:38.

    Keep fighting the good fight, people are reading.

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