The Manifesto of Jesus Christ Tuesday, Jun 30 2015 

Manifesto:policies, goals, and opinions of a person~

Romans 5.14-21 Death. The marvelous mystery: by dying Christ destroyed death for all mankind. Death had reined from Adam to Calvary. No one had escaped the grip of death except two men whom God took, Enoch and Elijah. Every other human ever born had been conquered by death. Now death had been conquered by Jesus Christ. Sin had brought the curse of death. Jesus taking the sin of the world upon Himself, changed this, and now, Jesus boldly declares He has the keys of hell and of death! (Rev 1.18) Death has no sting, no power.(1 Cor 15.55) One sin brought down the human family and we are part of that seminal line. Our seed is rooted in the first man Adam. Through Christ that has now been replaced through the New Birth. We receive a New Birth by being born again of water and Spirit. (Jn 3.5) We join the new family of God. We are children of Christ, therefore of Abraham. Sin reigned until death, but when Christ destroyed death, now grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Christ Jesus our Lord. One sin caused all to die. By contrast, one man’s obedience caused many to be saved. Adam brought judgment, Christ brings justification. Adam brought death, Christ brings Life. Through Adam all were lost, through Christ all are saved if they believe. Thus is the manifesto of Jesus Christ! Everything is new.

Introduction to Romans Tuesday, Jun 23 2015 

There is a loud, long, clarion call that leaps off the pages of Romans from the first chapter! Mankind is lost! Men need a savior. The gentile world needs a savior (Chapter 1). The Jewish world needs a savior (Chapter 2). The answer for both is in Jesus Christ (Chapter 3). Jesus Christ is the cure for the universal malady of Sin!

Romans reaches back to the primeval garden of Eden and offers the fix for a broken world. A second Adam has arrived and started over with a new family. This new family is comprised of all mankind as was the Garden of Eden’s original intent. This new family will be all the original family was intended to be.

Paul, the apostle to the Gentile World, although a Jew, speaks to universal mankind without prejudice. Paul had been on the missionary trail for ten years now and was currently in Corinth. A member of the church in Cenchrea, a sister by the name of Phebe, was going to Rome and Paul asked her to carry a letter to the saints there. The letter Paul wrote is what we now have as the Book of Romans.

This letter is about the size of an average daily newspaper and can easily be read at a single sitting. However, do not let that fool you. The profound revelations in this book set it apart as the grand picture of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the single greatest summary of Christ’s gospel ever penned by man. The eternal purpose of Jesus Christ is profoundly and concisely written here.

Herein is the manifesto of Jesus Christ to a lost, broken, disillusioned, and condemned world.

Thanks for reading today!

Is it ok to think like God? Monday, Jun 15 2015 

Monday June 15, 2015
I am sitting in the Delta Sky Club in New York City looking out over the traffic of the world. All around me are unfamiliar languages and cultures. I am reminded it is a very big world that our God oversees. 
Sometimes I try to think about things the way God thinks about them. Surprisingly when I do I often offend people. Especially people who are self willed and want my approval to their actions. 
There are many instances, but today my thoughts go to the crowd often referred to as back slider. God tells me they are filled with their own ways (Proverbs 14.14), yet if I mention this I am often labeled as “judging” them. 
These people filled with their own ways would like me to offer approval for their life style. They speak loud and often on social media if they perceive any of us are looking at them the way God does. 
So my question today is, is it so wrong to think like God? Am I and a host of other devoted children of God wrong when we withhold approval from these that are filled with their own ways?
I would like to see each of them return to God and serve Him the way the scriptures teach. I would be the first to say let us kill the proverbial fatted calf and throw a welcome home party. 
However, they seem at times, at least some of them, to expect me to just accept whatever life style they choose to follow and give my approval. If I choose to think like God, they are offended and launch the social media blitz about judgmental Christians. 
It may be spitting in the wind, but I want to say get used to it back slider, for you see God himself judges all of us. Maybe if you spent more time worrying about what God says and less about what people say, the outcome might be more to your advantage? 
Get used to being judged. And most of all maybe think about the moment when God judges you. He will not fall for your cheesy lines, and wounded sense of indignation. Your lame lines of just choosing another road, or not really back sliding, just taking a break, ad infinitum, will fall to the deaf ear of a righteous God. 
I have to wonder about people who want to leave, but yet want to stay connected to every “bleeding heart” still attending church. These bleeding hearts cluck sympathy and understanding to those filled with their own ways. 
The roar for approval and non judgement sounds a whole lot like another social phenomenon right now. That lifestyle flies in the face of God, rejects the Bible, and as loudly as possible, screams about anyone who dares to tell them they are wrong.  
Well, they are wrong, and so are you back slider. We love you and welcome you home, but we do not, and will not, approve of your actions and lifestyle, as long as you walk away from the truth. 
Oh and by the way, we are not self righteous or judgmental, we are just thinking like God thinks. 

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.