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Ten Commandments Historical
The law illustrated many principles/precepts of good and proper living (He doesn't want us to be the kind of person who needs to be TOLD what to do, He wants us to be LOVERS OF GOODNESS..),we are to walk in LIBERTY (James 1:25 and 2:12).

Psa 119:4 and I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought thy precepts.

So, if a man who is uncircumcised keeps the precepts of the law, will not his uncircumcision be regarded as circumcision?

Titus 1:8 but hospitable, a lover of goodness, master of himself, upright, holy, and self-controlled,

The 10 comm. Law was for the Jews who sought circumcision (they are NOT for us, we shall only KEEP the PRECEPTS/principles illustrated/outlined by them.

Verses are from the RSV.)

Who Are Pharisees Of Today
Yes, today's religious systems and clergy have unwittingly become the "Pharisees of today" (just like the Romans also).

Rom 1:21
for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him,

God did not accept what the Romans did because they had simply made devotion/worship a DUTY/obligation to be PERFORMED in accordance with a BOOK (DEVOTION had become completely devoid of sentiment, passion, and love).

When the Jews left Egypt, they brought with them many pagan beliefs and practices for worshipping the gods of the pharaohs. So the ruling body of Judaism became corrupted and was called the 'pharaoh-SEES' (a "SEE" is a religious jurisdiction that makes the rules and laws).

How To Follow Jesus
My STATEMENT was not a "COMMENT" and was not not criticizing anything.

In that verse, JESUS called the pharisees children of hell (you very conveniently avoided that verse and labelled what I wrote as "racist" in order to get on my case....why do you want to do that?).

Of course the truth is unpopular, but don't look for ways to attack me.

I "piped" to you,....and this is how you react? (very common).

How To Follow Jesus
I've always seen worshipers show through their writing how much they love PAUL, but JESUS is the only hero and Paul is no substitute for Jesus.

Of course you will SAY that you love Jesus MORE THAN Paul, but JESUS has no equal.

So, decide today who your savior is.

Do not imitate Paul or any apostles, clergy, or MAN in any form/capacity (nor the children of hell JEWS).

Mat 23:15 you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.
2Co 11:2 I betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her one husband.

Mat 11:17 'We piped to you,

Luk 7:32 'We piped to you, and you did not dance, we wailed, and you did not weep.'

WE do not have only ONE "husband".

How To Follow Jesus
You aren't supposed to FOLLOW Jesus, you are supposed to be a MEMBER of Him (His body).

Act 19:9 but when some were stubborn and disbelieved, speaking evil of the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them, taking the disciples with him, and argued daily in the hall of Tyran'nus.

Act 19:23 About that time there arose no little stir concerning the Way.
Act 24:14 But this I admit to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the law or written in the prophets.
Act 24:22 But Felix, having a rather accurate knowledge of the Way,

I am the WAY John 14:6

How Real Is Satan
We are not slaves or servants of God, the Jews were. Jesus was the FIRSTBORN son (the one that had been begotten by the FATHER (the Fathers offspring).

Rom 8:29 that he might be the first-born.

This is the age of eternity (what scripture says WILL HAPPEN has already happened in this age). We HAVE BEEN adopted to be SONS OF THE FATHER (THIS is my understanding/religion).

Rom 8:23 as we wait for adoption as sons

Gal 4:5 adoption as sons.

I SHALL NOT WANT anything more than what He has decided to give me.
I do not worship Him with LIP SERVICE.

How Real Is Satan

The word "satan" is the identity given to the SCAPEGOAT FOR THE WILDERNESS.

Leviticus 16:10 RSV
"scapegoat into the wilderness".

OUR scapegoat hung on the cross.

"SATAN" is the incarnation of MAN'S WAYS. SATAN has been destroyed (no longer exists) by Jesus and the eternal divine Spirit.

Spirit Goes To Heaven
You are right that all of the ungodly will return to the dust (the ground/dust is cursed, eternal separation from God).

All of the SAVED (completely saved) are INSIDE the body that hung on the cross for all eternity and are separated from death/dust for all eternity.

This is the age of eternity (no longer the age of time). Jesus came in the "fulness of time" (the completion and end of TIME). He dame at the end of the age to put away sin,...."and in the age to come ETERNAL LIFE".

Jesus is the ETERNAL COVENANT and brought the ETERNAL SPIRIT (Hebrews 9:14).

Hard To Believe In God
Very likely, it would be helpful to you if you would look at "God" in a generic manner (the creator is non-sectarian and a cosmic reality).

It would also be helpful to realize that the words and expressions used THEN are not the same manner of speaking today (Jesus THEN spoke in FIGURES OF SPEECH and philosophical expression...

In Acts 17, Paul spoke to the Athenians (centuries earlier, the Athenians learned about good peaceful and righteous living from SOCRATES). Paul didn't mention Jesus's name or any details of our faith about the crucifixion. Jesus often spoke to us with a FIGURATIVE 'poetic license'.

Jhn 16:25 "I have said this to you in figures,

Revealed Objective Truth
Yes, there is a truth that is REALLY true whether someone wants to believe it or not (it is unpopular because real truth is non-negotiable and cannot be used for selfish reasons (bias).

The misinterpretation of scripture is caused by BIAS.

Objectively understood...

Jesus had a habit of speaking in figures (figuratively and in symbolism/comparatively), but now to us in eternity He is more forthright.

Jhn 16:25 "I have said this to you in figures, the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures but tell you plainly of the Father.

OBJECTIVITY is contrary to human nature.

How To Worship God
Proper worship includes NOT calling The Lord a SON OF man (HE IS THE FATHER'S SON).

Each individual member of the group known as the "SONS OF MEN" is a "son of man'(that group built the Tower of BABEL.

Gen 11:5 the tower, which the sons of men had built.

Deu 32:8, he fixed the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.

Num 23:19 God is not man,... or a son of man

Job 25:6 and the son of man, who is a worm!"

Job 35:8 and your righteousness a son of man.

Psa 146:3 in a son of man, in whom there is no help.

Isa 56:2 and the son of man who holds it fast, who keeps the sabbath,

How To Worship God
The "ETERNAL COVENANT" is the covenant that Jesus came to satisfy (this is not taught in the traditional teachings, you care to take a second look at what you are being asked to believe?).

ETERNAL God sent Jesus to be the ETERNAL sabbath (no more 24 hr. time period, this is ETERNITY). The divine ETERNAL Spirit has been provided through the coming of Jesus (when Jesus ascended (the Spirit had clearly not been "given" yet in John 7:39).

The "ETERNAL Spirit" of Hebrews is OUR teacher and will purify our conscience by teaching us to be peaceful and just.

Deu 33:27 The eternal God is your dwelling place,

(Jesus is the heifer verse 13).

All verses are from RSV.

How To Worship God
Moses chose to suffer for what God would provide/send as forgiveness...Therefore, JESUS is the FULL/completion of all that God has to offer humanity.

Col 2:9 For in him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily,

It is good to be concerned with what PROPER worship/honor is.

The Romans "KNEW God" (they had scriptures), but God did not ACCEPT their words or deeds.

Rom 1:21 for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him,

Heb 11:26 He considered abuse suffered for the Christ.....

Jesus is ALL/WHOLE God...IN FULL dispensation (in the age of time and the age of eternity, He is the ETERNAL sabbath of eternal God).

How To Worship God
ESPECIALLY as brethren, we are to be polite and patient with each other (some are content simply being scholars and rather continuously rationalize/justify their name calling and disrespect).....where is the Spirit?

Jesus says "I and the father are one".

He also says that He is COMPLETE and all encompassing "DEITY" (let us dispense with exclusive propriety and 'name brands'....NO FRILLS CREATOR anyone?....will your endure that?

Jhn 10:30 I and the Father are one."

Jhn 17:11 even as we are one.

Jesus said that He is the whole fulness of diety.

"FULNESS" means the COMPLETION of all that God has to offer humanity (ages of time AND age of ETERNITY (eternal life).

Does God Let Satan Have Way
Probably the most important key to understanding scripture correctly is to realize He ENDED THE AGE OF TIME and began the AGE OF ETERNITY.

He came in "the FULNESS OF TIME" Ephesians)....."He came at the end of the age to put away sin"...."and in the age to come, ETERNAL LIFE".

So, when scripture says that an event WILL HAPPEN, because Jesus brought ETERNITY, that event has already become a reality.


Hard To Believe In God
The traditional teaching is that we need m"FAITH" in order to honor/worship God properly and have eternal life (the goal), but that's not true.

We need to have a "FAITH for faith" (centuries of improper and faulty teaching need to be corrected).

Rom 1:17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through FAITH FOR FAITH,

We cannot simply CHOOSE to have God's spirit in us, it must be our way of life.

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