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The Bible and your Personality

Posted by commendatori on February 17, 2011

The Bible And You: So many Christians are experiencing stress, despair, depression, discouragement and defeat today. But it does not have to be so. That is not what His love planned for them. What then is the answer to living a victorious life? It can’t be a problem with the Word of God, because God is perfect. That is correct. The problem is the human personality. This is why Jesus said: “Verily I say unto you. That you who have followed me in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His Glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the tribes of Israel (Matthew 19:28).”

The study of the human personality has been vast and has produced many and varied opinions, theories and hypotheses. Even larger than the mountain of research and statements on the human personality, is the question of what causes varying personalities? Is it nature, or is it nurture? The experts have yet to answer these questions to anyone’s satisfaction. Many terms have been coined to define personality: e.g. “personality is the ability to elicit positive reactions from other people in one’s typical dealings with them.” Already there is a problem: What is meant by positive reactions, as what might be perceived as positive to one person, might not be for another, and; even more importantly, what is meant by typical? What is normalcy? What is normal for one culture is unacceptable in another. Tarzan is alright in the jungle, but in New York? There have been many definitions to personality – but little agreement.

It is accepted that psychodynamic and behavioural theories would disagree as to what information is relevant, but they would and do agree on one point: People do not act out of free will. Even those choices that seem to us most personal and major – where we will go to college, whom we will marry, what movie we will go to, what decision to make in a given situation, “are not free choices, but predictable responses to prior circumstances.” There is a saying: People spend half their lives making the wrong decisions, and the other half regretting it. Oh what a pity. Especially when it does not have to be so. There is new life. All things can become new. How? It would take years for you to examine all the discoveries of the human personality, all the books that have been written on the topic, and then all that the Bible says of the human personality, and all the problems and the solutions. The Bible And You has done all the work for you and covers all the findings on the human personality, all that has been said about it and what to do. Take for instance, Freud’s teachings on the id, the ego and the superego. The id is the naughty one, he sits on your shoulder and tell you to think, say and do wrong things, the superego is the “voice of conscience” who tells you not to think, say, and do wrong things, and the ego makes the decision. Does this sound familiar to you? Suppose we call the id, the devil, the superego, God’s Word, and the ego, the one who makes the decision, would you understand Freud better? What of Freud’s defense mechanisms? Repression, projection, displacement, denial, reaction formation, rationalization, fixation, regression, and sublimation. Have you ever used one of these? What of Erikson’s Stages of Development? Have you ever sat with someone and listened to them pour out their grief about the things that happened to them when they were growing up? For example, it has been found that basic trust and optimism are formed in the first year of a person’s life, usually from their primary care-giver, and this can affect the individual’s trust and mistrust attitudes. In the last years of a person’s life the crisis is on integrity Vs. despair – perspective, satisfaction with one’s past life, and wisdom. Ever met someone who found it hard to believe the Lord loves them because of some event that occurred in their life? Ever observed how absorbed old people are with the past, and marveled at their wisdom? Are there critical stages to a person’s development from an infant to a full grown adult? One of the most amazing factors you will discover as you go over this material, is that the Bible said it first. Man only discovers truth that is already there. It is not that truth changes, but that we make discoveries. But man has a way of putting a different name to what God’s Word has said and calling it their own discovery. A kind of plagiarism that they get away with because God is not mean spirited? What of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, only he missed the most important one -the need to worship. Look around you in this world, and read all the history books and then answer a very basic question: “What has caused all the wars and major disagreements?” Maslow ends with the need for self-actualization. Have you met someone that was self-actualized, and was still lacking and seeking? Still unsatisfied, and discontented? Is there a Christ- actualization? Is this what the Bible means by regeneration? Behold, all things become new? The learned apostle, Paul spoke of the breadth, and length and depth and height (Eph. 3:18). Ready to move into happiness? Click here to order.

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A Wrong Turn at Morality and Theology

Posted by commendatori on January 18, 2010

You can’t become what I am by imitating what I do. At best, you’ll be an imposter. At worst, you’ll be a fool. In either case you’ll be a fraud. Neither can you become what I am by admiring what I am. You may be inspired or you may be disappointed, but observation and longing will effect no transformation.

So why is this the model for Christianity throughout so much of the contemporary church? Following Christ’s – or even a good church leader’s – example may result in charitable works, kind temperament and moral lifestyle, but those things do not equate to regeneration. Neither do they represent the chief end of Christ’s purpose in the life of the believer.

Behavior-based Christianity seeks to influence a sinner’s actions so as to demonstrate redemption by obedience. Here, repentance is seen as a precursor, rather than an effect, of regeneration. The result is altogether pharisaic: the believer must clean himself in order to approach Christ. The problem, of course, is that the whole of scripture – and Christ’s explicit teaching – demonstrates that there simply isn’t enough soap to make us clean enough to come to God. And if there was, then the cross itself was a galactic mistake.

Other times we assault the unbeliever’s intellect with all our clever Christian apologetics, attempting to satiate their doubts with archaeology, science and historical record. But after we’ve travailed the meandering maze of allegations and contradictions, we will come full circle to the core issue of human will: unbelievers reject God because they want to. As Paul Washer points out, the Bible makes no room for atheists – only God lovers and God haters. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Anti-Christ Conspiracy

Posted by commendatori on October 10, 2008

The Anti-Christ Conspiracy.pdf

Antichrist Conspiracy: Inside The Devil’s Lair by Edward Hendrie

We now live in a perilous time of war. Our great country is being set up for conquest by traitors within our borders. The storm of this war has caused devastating tragedies, but to many the war still seems far off. As with the pains of birth, the contractions of this war will become more frequent and more devastating. As the megalomaniacal, antichrist conspirators see their war plans advancing, they feel that those opposing their plans are impotent to stop them.

History has shown that wars have inevitably resulted in the curtailment of freedoms that were taken for granted in times of peace. Each new tragedy of this present war will be used as a justification for further restrictions on our liberties.

Chapters

1. Conspiracy
2. Satans Religion
3. Gods Word
4. Creation and Salvation Through Gods Word
5. God Preserves His Word
6. The Roman Catholic Attack on Gods Word
7. Satans Counterfeit Bibles
8. Eternal Punishment For Tampering With Gods Word
9. Adding Mans Tradition to Gods Word
10. Doctrines of Devils
11. Preying Priests
12. Holy Days
13. Halloween
14. Another god
15. Necromancy
16. The Catholic Mary – Queen of Heaven
17. Salvation Through Mary
18. Mary as Mediator Between Man and God
19. Vain Repetition of Prayers
20. Immaculate Deception
21. Perpetual Virginity of Mary
22. Assumption of Marys Body and Soul Into Heaven
23. Graven Images
24. Worshiping Bread and Wine as God
25. Re-Crucifixion of Christ
26. Purgatory
27. Indulgences
28. Salvation by Grace Through Faith
29. Papal Infallibility
30. False Christs
31. Bishop of Rome
32. Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church
33. Christ is not Divided
34. Antichrist Sitting as God in His Temple
35. Vicar of Christ is Antichrist
36. 666 The Number of the Beast
37. Holy Father
38. The Mystery of Iniquity
39. A Time and Times and the Dividing of Time
40. The Vatican Curses God
41. The Inquisition
42. Satan Worship in the Vatican
43. Pretribulation Rapture – A Zionist Antichrist Deception
44. Mystery, Babylon The Great, Mother of Harlots
45. Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
46. Vatican Conspiracy Against the Liberties of the United States
47. The Vatican Role in Starting World War I
48. Catholic Communism
49. Jesuit Inspired Nazis
50. Roman Catholic Inquisition Against Serbs
51. Vatican Hides Nazi and Ustashi War Criminals
52. Nazi Loot Sent to the Vatican
53. The Talmudic Zionist Connection
54. Zionist Nazis
55. Talmudism is Communism
56. Jewish Threat to the United States
57. Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion
58. Jewish Subjugation of the United States
59. Who Was Really Behind the 9-11 Attacks
60. Agent Provocateurs
61. Jewish Media Control
62. World War III
63. The Israel of God
64. Vatican World Government
65. Mark of the Beast
66. Come Out of Her My People

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