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Hi Spice of life fans welcome to ” Happiness peace and security ” this post is written in loving memory of my Preacher Carol Sutton who’s goal in life was to teach others about God and to take as many people with him to heaven.
Now that he’s no longer here he left behind many scriptures that he wrote my goal in life is to finish his jorney to pass on the messages he wanted others to hear.
We should all follow Carol Sutton’s footsteps to try and teach others right from wroung, to teach others about God and Jesus, and it to be our life goal to take as many people with us to heaven before we all take our next journey.
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Hebrews 13:8 says: ”Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
So called ”Penecostals” often argue that Hebrews 13:8 teaches that Jesus Christ is preforming miracles today like he did in the first centuary.
They say since Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever that he is doing the same miracles today that he did in the first century.
They contend that he is baptizing people with the Holy spirit, giving people miraculous power to cast out devils, to heal the sick, to speak in tongues, to raise the dead, etc.
A carful reading of the passage with a desire to know the truth will reveal that it is not discussing Holy spirit baptism or miraculous power to cast our devils, or heal the sick, to speak in tongues or to raise the dead.
The idea of any of these things is not in the passage! It is assumed, asserted and added by false teachers!
Welcome Spice of life fans to Happiness peace and security.
It seems to me that the desire for happiness, peace and/or security is common to man.
All activities including work, education, recreation, entertainment, sacrifice, etc are done primarily in pursuit of happiness, etc in the world.
WHERE CAN HAPPINESS, PEACE AND SECURITY BE FOUND?
Can they be found in pleasures, in material possessions or in worldly wisdom?
Solomon can answer from experience.
He tried or experimented with various things in his quest for security, peace and happiness in this life he had the oppurtunity to taste every pleasure the age in which he lived could offer.
In fact he said: ”All things I have seen in the days of my vanity” (Eccl. 7:15.)
Let us ask Solomon where can full satisfaction (or genuine happiness, peace and security) be found? Can full satisfaction be found:
IN PLEASURE? Hear Solomon in Eccl. 2:1-3 when he said,
”I said to mine heart, Go to now, I will prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy pleasure: and behold, this also is vanity. I said of laughter, It is mad: and of mirth,what doeth it? I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquanting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all of the days of their life.”
Then in verse 8 we learn that he tried ‘‘ the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
In verse 10 he said, ”And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all under the sun.”
He concluded that”all is vainty and vexation of spirit.” (See Eccl. 2:11,17).
In Prov. 21:17 Solomon warned that ”He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth whine and oil shall not be rich.”
It is obvious that Solomon concluded that there is no full satisfaction or genuine happiness to be found in the pleasure that this world has to offer.
You will be sadly dissapointed if you see happiness in the pleasure of this world.
IN MATERIAL POSSESIONS?
Solomon said, ”I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: I made me gardens of orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruits:
I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:
I got me servents and madiens, and had servants born in my house: also I had possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:
I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of provinces:
I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, and musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
So I was great, and increased more than all they that were before me in Jerusalim…”
(Eccl.2:4- 9). Also read 2 Chron. 9:1-21. Then verse 22, that says, ”And King Solomon passed all the kings of the kings of the earth in riches…”
In spite of all of his riches he concluded that ”All is vanity”. (Read Eccl. 2:11, 18-19, 5:10-11.) N0 real peace!
Solomon siad, ”I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotton more wisdom than all that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
And I gave my heart to know wisdom , and to know maddness and folly: I perceived that this is also vexation spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief:…”(Eccl. 1:16-18).
Here we see the emptiness and hopelessness of human wisdom. Solomon was the wisest of the wise, but his was the wisdom of how to rule the kingdom of men.
It could not give the assurance of hope in eternity. His wisdom could not save him from dread and anxiety.
Neither could it avail to save him from oblivion. (See Eccl. 2:15 -17.)
His wisdom could not save him from death. No true happiness in wisdom!
True happiness can only be found in Christ! ”Fear God, and keep his commandments…” (Eccl. 12:13). Also see Eph. 1:3 & Mt. 7:21.CRS
Wrong is always wrong (No.4)
In our previous study we showed by the scriptures that Wrong Is Always Wrong.
We pointed out the following.
1 WRONG IS WRONG EVEN THOUGH MOST PEOPLE ACCEPT IT!
2 WRONG IS WRONG EVEN THOUGH YOU DON’T GET CAUGHT!
3 WRONG IS WRONG EVEN THOUGH IT MAY GIVE ANOTHER PERSON PLEASURE!
4 WRONG IS WRONG EVEN ALTHOUGH A PERSON DOES IT FOR SOMEONE ELSE!
5 WRONG IS WRONG EVEN THOUGH A PERSON THINKS IT IS RIGHT!
6 WRONG IS WRONG EVEN THOUGH IT WAS DONE IN ANGER!
7 WRONG IS WRONG EVEN THOUGH IT IS TO PLEASE OTHERS!
Let us continue our study.
Wrong is wrong even if it is commonly considered acceptable.
The criteria for determining what is right or wrong is not common acceptability.
Many people will accept a thing wrong only if most people accept it as wrong.
However revealed in the New Testament Read MT. 12:34-37; Eph 4:29, 31; 5:4; Col 3:8).
Although such speech as mentioned above is commonly acceptable, it is still wrong.
Lying (at least in some circumstances) ia commonly acceptable, today it is still wrong.
In Col 3:9 Paul said, ”Lie not to one another” and in Eph 4:25 he said, ”Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.”
We learn from Rev 21:8 that ”all liars, shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Circumstances do not ever justify lying. Lying is always wrong.
Homosexuality is wrong although it may be commonly acceptable. In the old testment homosexuals were to be put to death.
Lev.20:13 says’ ”If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
Also read Lev. 18:22 A study of such passages as Romans 1:24-32: 1 Cor 6:9-11 & Gal. 5:19-21 should convince every truth seeker that homosexuality is till wrong.
The fact that it may be commonly acceptable does not make a wrong a right.
Dancing (of a lascivious nature) is commonly acceptable, but it is still wrong.
Such dancing as is promoted by the world (including many religious people) is condemned under lasciviousness in Gal 5:19-21 and in Rom 13:13 under wantonness.
The idea involved is that which is lewd, wanton or lustful. In commenting on the word translated wantonness (lasciviousness) THAYER’S LEXICON P. 79 says, ”as filthy words, indecent bodily movments, unchaste handling of malesand females, etc.”
This comment is descriptive of the modern dance. Dancing produces tends to produce lewd emotions, lusts and impure thoughts.
It is therefore wrong. The fact that it is commonly acceptable does not make it right. Dancing is still wrong.
Gambling is commonly acceptable, but it is still wrong. It is wrong because it produces evil fruit.
(CF. MT. 7:16-21; Mt 3:10 Gal 5:19-21.)
It is wrong because it violates the law ( or principle) of labor.
(See Gen. 2:15; 3:17-19; Exo. 20:8; 1 Thess 4:11-12;2 Thess. 3:10-12, etc.)
It is wrong because it does not provide things honestly.
(See Rom 12:17; Titus 3:14; 1 Thess 4:11-12).
It is wrong because it violates God’s law of love. (See Luke 6:31; Rom 13:8-10.)
It is wrong because it is an exercise in covetoussness (See Heb 13:5; Eph.5:5; Col 3:5-6; 1 Tim 6:9-10; Luke 12:15.)
It is wrong because it destroys one’s influence for good, trruth and righteousness, (CF. MT. 5:13-16; Col 4:5;Rom. 14:16;1 Tim 4:12; Titus 2:7-8; 2 cor. 6:3.)
Swearing is commonly acceptable, but it is still wrong.
Jesus said: ”Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great king. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, yea, yea; nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.” (Mt. 5: 34-37.)
Also read Jas. 5:12.
Although commonly acceptable, swearing is wrong.
Let us keep in mind that wrong is always wrong regardlesss of why it is done.
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