Anxiety Deliverance to Peace

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, uneasiness, about an upcoming event, present circumstances, or something with an uncertain outcome or a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, often with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. WOW! That sounds bad—and it is! Opens the door for fear!

People are anxious about uncommon situations they are presently facing or the possibility of certain future circumstances that they are very fearful of such as, flying, being on boats, traveling in foreign lands, having bad health, retiring, and many, many more. If you look up in a dictionary the word, phobias, the excessive and irrational fears of people, you will find hundreds of them that you would probably never imagined. The devil will cause people to even fear their shadows!
We all know that change is one of the only constants in the universe and in our lives. Change is taking place every day in our lives even when we feel like we have control. There is always the potential for accidents, medical expenses, loss of job, death in the family, etc.
The better we can understand the causes of our problems, the better we will be able to solve our problems. So, let’s look at a different or simpler definition or description of how anxiety actually causes all of these feelings which result in us becoming so anxious! ***Anxiety is not caused by a situation or event, it is caused by how each of us evaluate or analyze and start responding to the circumstances. Anxiety results when we evaluate, diagnose, or analyze any present or possible future circumstances and leave God out! So TURN to God immediately when you catch yourself thinking thoughts that start stirring you up in any negative way about anything, such as flying, confrontations, job concerns, weather, family or relationships.

The Apostle Paul was whipped with 39 stripes several times, had to be let out of a high floor through a window in a basket to escape his enemies, was stoned and left out of the a city for dead, but he was up on his way the next morning to preach Christ Jesus to another city. Paul tells how he controls his mind in 2 Corinthians 10:5, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” Now, that assumes that a person using this scripture as a guide would have studied enough to have the “knowledge of God” in his mind and heart. We must have God’s Pure Word, Christ, in us to properly evaluate the many different circumstances of life that we become faced with.

Look at what the Apostle Peter says about the importance of us having knowledge of God, His Word, and Jesus in 2 Peter 1:2-4,(KJV) “ Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,(3) According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: (4) Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” We must study His great and precious promises that by these we will know what God will do in protecting and delivering us in troublesome times. We gain the victory through accepting and obeying God’s Promises, 1 John 5:4 “…and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”

Philippians 4:6 (KJV), “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Immediately, when you catch yourself being concerned, anxious in any situation in your daily life, take it to the Lord in prayer—just talk to Him about it. Don’t wait until you have tried and tried to complete it, decide what to do, even tried several ways or several doctors —-take it to the Lord first! What do you have to lose talking with Him first?? Nothing! But you have a lot to lose if you try to handle everything yourself or just go by the doctor’ or your friend’s advice! Situations concerning you that you have not prayed, talked to the Lord about, are probably controlled by the devil, unless God in His mercy steps in. Don’t wait for that, invite God into your circumstances as soon as you recognize them.

I found out when my doctor called that I had cancer in 1987. When I got off the phone, I went into my den and got on my knees at my couch and prayed. Within about five minutes I had God’s word to me that He had a lot more work for me to do like I am doing today. All of my anxiety, doubt, concern about cancer and death was COMPLETELY gone during that five minutes. I am not making that up, because God knows what I am saying now. He removed it all from me! Through some circumstances of needing to remove all the cancer from my arm, I was sent to a “very” good doctor downtown. He of all things decided to take a vacation a couple days before he was supposed to operate on my arm. I had already received God’s answer to not be concerned about the outcome, so I called the cancer center of a local hospital and ask if one of their doctors would be available in the next few days to complete the operation. I hooked up with one and as soon as I stepped into his office, he said, “Young man, lets pray!” I knew I was where God wanted me. He cut all around where the cancer was and I have not had a treatment of any kind since. Now, I told a friend about the doctor saying lets pray first, and my friend said, “Oh my God! Was it that bad?” I couldn’t help from laughing, but said, “No. You don’t just wait until there is nothing else to do, we need to pray first.”

Why I am telling you this is, when you get the first word or thoughts of any action, circumstance that might cause you concern—right then take it to the Lord in pray. Talk to God about it as I did and the people in the stories below did! Read the stories below of how people responded to God in time of trouble.
2 Kings:20:1-11, King Hezekiah-immediately when told he was going to die turned over in his bed and prayed, talked with God.
2 Chronicles 20:1-26, King Jehoshaphat- when told he was surrounded by three armies, immediately set himself to seek the Lord by praying and fasting.
Esther 4:15-17, Queen Esther – when told that the King had been tricked into signing a decree to kill all the Jews turned to the Lord in praying and fasting. She confessed, “…if I perish, I perish.” And then went illegally before the King to let him know what happened.
Proverbs 3:25-26, “Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. (26) for the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” You have got to know His Great Precious Promises that Jesus died to share with us. There are coming situations in your life when the outcome will be totally between you and God! Get prepared now, don’t get caught putting it off.

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Mercy, Grace, and Charity are not Love!

Mercy, Grace and Charity are not Love.  Love is defined, stated or given in 1 John 4:8, 16 as being God, “God is Love.” Therefore, there is no such thing as any other Love.  That would be saying there are other Gods.  Eros and philos are not love: they are strong physical attractions and strong emotional attractions.  Also, teaching that agape is the God kind of Love is incorrect too because there is not God “kind” of Love, all Love is God, God is Love.  

Now why is mercy, grace and charity not Love?  Take for example the water throughout your house.  Your house is connected to the main city, county water line for your community.  The main water line to your house has one connection to the main city line where you get all of your water.  The plumbers separate the water and pipe some to the kitchen, some to outside connections for use in the yard, some water is piped to commodes, sinks, showers, all the water is the same.  You refer to shower water to indicate to the plumber where you are having a problem, the commode water to indicate its use, kitchen water to indicate its use and so on.  All the water is the same, the different names only indicate where or how the water is being used in different places.   Likewise, mercy, grace and charity are not different loves of God, they are all the same God, the same Love, but the names identify or explain how God or His Love or His Spirit, all the same God are coming to us and working our lives.  It is that simple.  

Mercy is God coming upon us, around us as stated in the Old Testament Covenant in Isaiah 59:21, “…this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; ‘My Spirit that is upon thee, and My Words which I have put in thy mouth, …”  and in Psalms 25:10, “All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies” (Truth is God’s Word, John 17: 17) All the paths to us and upon people of the Old Testament were mercy.  In our day, all the paths of the Lord to us are mercy before we receive His Love, or Him, into our heart for salvation in the new covenant.   Mercy is all of God’s activity to us, for us, which is external to our hearts.  Mercy is any work of God to or on a person out side of the person’s heart!

Grace is the move, the work, any activity of God’s Love, God, His Spirit in the heart of man.  When we say the word Grace, we are always referring to some work of God in a person’s heart.  You can see from Isaiah and Psalms above there was no Grace in the Old Testament, except in Jesus, for he was born with the Spirit of God in him.  AND, grace is not God’s unmerited favor!!!!  That is a useless lie of the devil to cover over, block out God’s great grace, work of His Love in the heart of mankind.  Grace, the work of God’s Love, Spirit of Christ, Holy Spirit, Jesus or whatever you want to call God, is what forgives our sins, creates in us our new heart , puts His Spirit in us which results in us becoming a CHILD OF GOD! Ezekial 36:26 and Galatians 4:6-7. The devil hates Jesus and what He did for us so much that He has taught all (99%) of Christians to say grace is God’s unmerited favor to keep them from referencing any great work of God in mankind’s heart. 

Charity: The devil hates Jesus so much he has also blinded our spiritual leaders to the great work of His Love in and through His children’s hearts to share, help or minister to another person or persons. So, charity is the joint effort or work of God’s Spirit (grace) in a child of God’s heart, through the person and then, both, God and man, going together to minister to someone else. Charity is the joint effort of the work of God (grace) in and through His children to others, whether they be a Christian in need or a non-Christian.  The joy of seeing God’s presence when I  am witnessing or ministering in other ways to someone is such a joy and comfort.  It is like Moses in Hebrews 11:27, “By faith (hearing and accepting God’s Word, Christ) he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the King: for he endured, AS SEEING HIM WHO IS INVISIBLE.”  It is so great to see the presence of the Lord working with me in things He has asked me to do.  The devil does everything he can to block, confuse, any activity that would lead people to discussing the true changed heart that comes from the work of grace in a person’s heart and then the work of God in and through a Christian’s heart jointly reaching out to others.  Charity is actually another expression for the Apostle Paul’s statement in Galatians 5:6, “…but faith which worketh by love.”   Faith, we accept God’s Word when He speaks to us, His Words are Spirit, so we accept the Spirit of the Words into our heart, we obey the Words spoken to us, and when we go to fulfill the Words, if we go with the “right attitude” God will be going with us and in us to perform and act of charity. 


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Simple Christian Words Necessary for Understanding Bible Faith

Faith – Faith is the word used to express that a person has heard God’s Living Word, Christ, and has opened their heart and received Christ, the Living Word into their heart. Rom 10:17, Ps 119:9, Heb 3:12-19.

Unbelief – Unbelief is the word used to express that a person has heard God’s Living Word, Christ, and has refused to receive Christ, the Living Word into their heart. Heb 3:12-19, and Heb 4:2.

Belief – Belief is the intellectual point when you know you have heard God’s Pure Word, and at that time you are responsible to choose to accept God’s Living Word, Christ, into your heart or reject His Word and refuse to accept His Word into your heart.  Belief comes first, then the choice to accept or reject is our choice.

Trust – Trust is do you have the confidence in God enough to accept God’s Word, even tho many times it may seem strange, like in 2 Chronicles 20 when God told Jehoshaphat to march out before three armies and watch the victory.  Do you trust God to help you lead a devotional or teach a class.

Hope – Hope it the desire for some future event: such as, a healing, job, protection, etc.

Victory – Victory represents the satisfaction of the hoped outcome or some other unexpected successful outcome.

All men do not have faith – Deut 32:20, Mark 4:40, 2 Thess 3:2  Only people who hear, accept and receive His Word in their heart have faith.  Christians are in unbelief when they hear God’s call to teach, preach or give a devotional and they reject His Word.  They are still Christians but for that area of their life they are in unbelief and will suffer for it.  People who hear and reject receiving His Word are in unbelief.   See my videos on faith.


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Difference between Democrat and Republican Parties

Democrats and Republicans are very different even though through the years they have been on opposite sides of the same subjects several times. It would be impossible to pick one specific time in our history and say that either party truly reflected the basic belief of their party. Each party has led our country into wars, increase our taxes, and have stepped in to financially bail-out failing areas of our economy. Members of both parties realize we must have a certain amount of defense and a peaceful relationship with other countries. The defining difference between the two parties which has been the same throughout the years is the relationship of the personal responsibility of the individual verses the responsibility of the government. The Democrats believe they should increase the taxes of productive areas and individuals to spread the income to less productive areas which the Democrats determine are necessary in our society. Republicans believe that minimum taxes should be collected to maintain a basic governmental service which allows the individuals the opportunity to build a nation which responds to and meets the needs determined by how the individuals spend their money for required basic services and recreation. For example, the Republicans would tend to leave the Fine Arts development to individuals and private organizations contributing their time and finances without governmental assistance. The Democrats would take up more taxes with the intent of developing the Arts to the level they thought was appropriate for our nation. The difference in Democrats and Republicans is that the Democrats want to use taxes to decide and develop the areas they think our country needs; whereas, the Republicans want to have less taxes and a smaller government to allow the individuals to decide which areas of our country need to be developed as a result of where citizens spend their money for services and entertainment. Quite often it appears that Democrats are buying votes with tax money because the people with the lower incomes who, in most cases, benefit from the government assistance in underdeveloped areas tend to vote for Democrats so they will continue the assistance. The Democrats want a government funded society, and the Republicans want citizen funded society based on individual responsibility.

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Bible Study Guide for Choosing Faith With Love

(Page numbers correspond to my book Choosing Faith with love.)

1. Hebrews 11:1 is not a definition of faith.– P 11
2. How to clear up doubt. – P 15 – 26
3. How to overcome fear. – P 15
4. It is evil to not seek God. – P 21
5. How to fast. – P 23
6. Instructive prayers. – P 24, 130 – 135
7. Christianity is filled with doubt, skepticism, disbelief and unbelief. – P 38
8. Claiming by faith / confession of faith. – P 56, 60, 61, 79-91
9. The Sprinkling of Jesus’ blood. – P 66 – 69
10. We can not take Jesus as Saviour without receiving Him as Lord. –P 72-76
11. What faith actually is! – P 93-97
12. Neither God nor the devil creates evil! — P 93-95
13. Permissive will of God. – P 95-96
14. There is only one love – God! – P 100
15. Only mercy and truth for God’s people in the Old Testament. – P 103
16. Error of teaching grace in the Old Testament. – P 106
17. Confusion of teaching grace as “God’s Unmerited Favor.” – P 107, 215-216
18. Charity –the greatest word for the work of God’s Love. – P 107 – 111
19. Sin is NOT missing the mark! – P 111 – 113
20. Signs are not bad. – P 119 – 123
21. Why do you believe the Bible is God’s Word? – P 138 – 139
22. God did not imagine how evil His people would become! P 160
23. God loved Esau, the Pharaoh and all mankind! – P 163 – 172
24. All men (mankind) do not have faith. – P 195 #4
25. Principalities and powers are not evil spirits. –P 196 – 197
26. Jesus did not go to hell to fight the devil. – P 198-199
27. All things do not work together for good! – P 201
28. Binding the devil. – P 202 – 204
29. God does not pour out revival. – P 205
30. Generational curses do not exist. – P 207
31. Trinity. – P 208 – 210
32. Christians answer before the Judgment Seat of Christ. – P 211
33. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. – P 213 – 215
33. Standing between children and God. – P 215
34. We are not born with a specific time to die. P 216 – 218


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Global Warming and Solar Influences

The changing solar system and earth have much greater effects on global warming and other planetary changes than humans. Most of the effects that are claimed to be due to manmade global warming are the results of natural interactions between the sun and planets. Some uncontrollable causes of global temperature variations and melting ice are due to the planets being attracted closer to the sun, the movement of the molten materials under the surface of the earth, and sun flares, severe solar storms, dumping the highest energy particles and electromagnetic radiation into the earth’s atmosphere

The planets in our solar system are all being attracted toward the sun as a result of the interaction of the magnetic and gravitational forces which are constantly changing. Magnetic fields of the sun and planets are different strengths depending on their size, mass and material composition. Planets are being pulled by the sun’s stronger magnetic field to a horizontal magnetic plane. As the planets are drawn toward the horizontal plane, the resultant magnetic force between the sun and planets increases in strength. An increased magnetic force draws the planets even closer to the sun. Also, the gravitational attraction force between the sun and planets increases as the magnetic forces pull the planets toward the sun. Increased gravitational attraction force adds to the magnetic force so that the resultant attraction is increased between the sun and planets. The combined forces will continue to increase as the planets are pulled toward the sun and horizontal plane. They will reach a maximum strength when the planets are all aligned in the distant future. After the planets align on the horizontal plane, the continual nuclear activity on the surface of the sun will reduce the sun’s mass and cause the gravitational force between the sun and planets to decrease. The sun’s decreasing gravitational force will allow the planets to move away from the sun in continually larger orbits until they spin off into space. During the present time as the planets are being drawn toward the sun and are aligning on the horizontal plane, the small relative changes in distance between the sun and earth will cause increasing global temperatures until the earth reaches its closest distance to the sun.

Movement of molten materials under the surface of the earth is causing the Magnetic North Pole to shift and ice to melt in new Polar Regions. Researchers have reported that ice melting recently in new Polar Regions is an indication of increased global warming. Increased global warming has been reported to be 0.7 of 1 degree during the past hundred years. During this same time period, scientists reported that the earth’s Magnetic North Pole has shifted at a rate of six miles per year or a total of six hundred miles. The magnetic pole shift of six hundred miles is due to changes created by the activity of the molten materials under the surface of the earth. Scientific reports that show maps of the Magnetic North Pole movement can be found by a Google internet search using “earth’s magnetic north pole shift.” Movement of the earth’s Magnetic North Pole interferes with the sun’s stronger magnetic field being able to attract the earth’s unstable magnetic field into alignment along the horizontal plane. As the molten material changes underneath the surface of the earth and moves the Magnetic North Pole, the temperature of some surface areas will increase and cause melting in new Polar Regions. Magnetic fields extending through the Magnetic North Pole out into space result in atmospheric changes which affect the temperature in the surrounding polar region. New surface areas melting in Polar Regions do not indicate global warming, but are the result of molten materials moving under the surface of the earth and atmospheric changes above the pole region.

High energy alpha and beta particles along with electromagnetic gamma rays given off by solar activity and Sun Flares increase the temperature or energy of the earth’s atmosphere in the Polar Regions. The high energy charged particles are trapped by the earth’s magnetic fields and directed into the earth’s lower atmosphere at varying locations that depend on the moving Magnetic North Pole. Magnetic fields are generated in the core of the earth then separate from the earth at the Magnetic North Pole and extend hundreds of miles past the earth’s atmosphere out into space before completing the path back through the Magnetic South Pole into the core of the earth. Miles above the earth’s particle atmosphere, the magnetic fields surrounding the earth are called Van Allen Belts. The Van Allen Belts trap electrically charged high energy alpha and beta particles that are being continually spewed off the sun’s surface and funnel the particles into the North and South Magnetic Poles. These particles from the sun then collide with the particles of the earth’s atmosphere creating friction heat and electromagnetic radiation from the reactions. Some of the electromagnetic radiation is in the visible light spectrum which can be seen in the northern and southern atmosphere. Lights given off by these collisions are called the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere and the Aurora Australis in the Southern Hemisphere. During the severe solar storms, Sun Flares, the sun also emits the highest energy electromagnetic radiation, gamma rays. Gamma rays pass through the Van Allen Belts and cause the earth’s upper atmospheric particles to break apart into charged ions. Energy from the sun’s gamma rays given off in the reactions that break apart and ionize the particles of the upper ionosphere increases kinetic energy of the particles and temperature in the region. The earth is continually receiving energy from the high energy particles and electromagnetic radiation given off by the sun which increases the energy and temperature in the earth’s atmosphere.

The solar system and earth are in continual change. Some changes transfer energy to the earth which is measured by an increase of temperature, and other changes shift the earth’s energy to produce a change in temperature in new areas. Gravitational and magnetic forces are drawing the earth closer to the sun which allows the earth to receive more energy from the sun. New atmospheric locations in the Polar Regions are receiving high concentrations of particle energy from the sun as the Magnetic Pole shifts, and new polar surface areas are being melted by the molten materials which cause the Magnetic Pole shifts. High energy particles and gamma radiation is transferring energy from the sun into the earth’s atmosphere which increases global energy or temperature. Various combinations of solar effects during the past hundred years which have caused the Magnetic North Pole to shift six hundred miles could easily have caused a change of 0.7 of 1 degree temperature and overshadowed any human activity.


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Dr John Hagee’s Anti-Christ Message of Grace!

Dr. Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas teaches that “anyone who says there was no grace in the Old Testament is scripturally illerate.” God’s Word states in Psalms 25:10, “All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.” Mercy is God’s Love on or to the people. Truth is God’s Word as Jesus said in John 17:17. God’s Old Testament people had God’s Love to them(Mercy) and His spoken Word(Truth). John 1:17 states, “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” As New Testament Christians, we have God’s Love, Mercy, to us, God’s Word, Truth, and we have God’s Grace, the work of God’s Spirit in our heart.

Jesus said in Matthew 11:11, “Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” Jesus is the only person who had the Spirit of God in His heart before the day of Pentecost, when the resurrected Spirit of Christ came to live in mankind’s heart. Jesus says even the least of us who have His Spirit in our heart is greater than John the Baptist.

The Old Testament people received forgiveness by performing the sacrifices, but they only received a covering for their sins. Jesus forgives our sins and cleanses our heart as prophesied in Ezekiel 36:26-27, “A new heart also will I give you, and a new Spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. (27) And I will put my Spirit within you…” That operation is the work of grace which baptizes us into the body of Christ, 1 Corinthians 12:13; makes us the new creature in Christ, 2 Corinthians 5:17; and gives us the Spirit of His Son in Galatians 4:6-7, “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. (7) Wherefore thou are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”

Teaching grace in the Old Testament is error, and denies the need for the death of Christ on the cross and His resurrection which creates confusion about grace and is from the devil or anti-Christ. Grace is the work of Christ’s resurrection Spirit in our heart at salvation and thereafter to help us grow to become like Jesus.

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Published in the Oklahoma Gazette 4/19/07


One common characteristic of mankind is that we all have been created with a void in our being which can only be satisfied by a proper relationship with the true Creator God.  This results in one of the greatest struggles of mankind: to identify the creator God and develop the correct relationship.  Societies have had sun, moon, rain, river, and mountain gods.  Some had gods represented by birds, animals, people, and totems.  Others chose several gods with an unknown god in case they missed one.  Most gods were “supreme” in an area important to the society’s existence or pleasure.  Characteristics were chosen to help the people “feel good” about their needs being taken care of in the areas of concern.

Christians have the God identified in the Bible.   He is sovereign: superior to all beings, supreme in power and authority (omnipotent), creator of all things, all present (omnipresent) and supposedly all knowing.  The “all knowing” needs to be analyzed if we are to develop the proper relationship with the true Creator God of the Bible.

Christians, by saying that God is “all knowing,” have fallen into the pattern of pagan societies which selected “feel good” characteristics for their gods.   If we Christians are going to claim the God of the Bible, then the Bible should be the reference and source for identifying God.  In this case, the Bible is being ignored and the opposite is being taught that God is “all knowing.”  It “feels good” and just seems “that if there is a God, He should know everything or He would not be much of a God.”

God forgives and forgets our sins, a common knowledge to most Christians.  Yet, that does not connect in the mind of the individuals who make up the Statement of Faiths or Doctrines for the denominations.  If God forgets our forgiven sins, then there is a lot of information that God has chosen to “not know.”  God is quoted twice in the Bible saying one thing, but Christians believe and teach the opposite: that He knows everything.  God states in Isaiah 43:25, “I, even I, … will not remember thy sins” and in Hebrews 8:12, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”  These verses prove that God is not all-knowing, so why do Christians misrepresent God and state He is all-knowing?  Forgetting our sins does not take away from God’s image; rather, it adds to the positive image of a loving God that will erase and forget our sins.  We should be shouting from the mountain tops, “God forgives and forgets!  He does not know our sins anymore!”  It does not benefit or bless God for us to “build Him up” when we misrepresent Him with a lie.  He chose to be that way!

God states three times in the Book of Jeremiah, that His people became so evil that He had never even thought of it.  He says their evilness had never even entered His heart or mind.  God says in Jeremiah 7:31, “…which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart,” in Jeremiah 19:5, “…which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind,” and in Jeremiah 32:35, “…which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, ….”

Thousands of Doctors of Theology, some who translated copies of the Bible, along with thousands of ministers who have spent their lives preaching God’s Word have never mentioned publicly that these statements of God exist, but they do publicly teach the opposite.  Many people who read the Bible through each year should know these statements of God exist.  So why do Christians continue to teach contrary to what God says about Himself while at the same time attempting to glorify Him?  It may “feel good” to think God knows everything, but it does not glorify God for us to teach opposite what He says about Himself.  He decided how He wanted His relationship with us to be, not us.


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Christian Leaders Are Ignorant Of Biblical Faith and Grace

Published 4/18/07 and 4/22/07 – Daily Oklahoman

The thousands of Christian Doctors of Theology and lesser educated preachers in our country who are supposedly experts in Hebrew, Greek, Latin and the English language do not even know the simple Biblical definitions of faith and grace. What makes this so important and scary is that they can not possibly understand correctly any Scripture which contains the words faith or grace. One of the most important Scriptures of salvation is Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith…” and every Christian should understand and be able to explain it clearly. Although people can get “saved” without knowing the definition of faith or grace by seeking and calling out to Christ with all their hearts, it would be much simpler and more people would want to become Christians if our leaders, especially all of those who for years have been living off charitable contributions, were able to explain the Scriptures correctly.

I have heard Dr. Dobson, Dr. Duplantis, Dr. Hagee, Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Price, Dr. Schuller, Dr. Stanley, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Pat Robertson, Andrew Wommack, T.D. Jakes and Hank Hanegraaff (who as the Bible Answer-man is supposed to know-it-all) along with many others on national TV and radio programs misuse the words faith and grace so badly that they create more confusion and cause more harm than if they had not spoken of them at all. Their lack of knowledge and understanding of basic faith and grace also causes them to be confused about other Biblical truths which are based on faith and grace. The lack of understanding and the resulting confusion is being evidenced by the demise of the Christian influence in our nation. With all of these preachers’ great confessions of faith and grace, there is very little noticeable response in our society of God backing up and honoring what they are saying and claiming. Proverbs 30:5-6 states, “Every Word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him. (6) Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” This Scripture explains what is presently happening in our society: God is not backing up and confirming the words of our Christian leaders because they are unintentionally, through ignorance, adding so much impurity to God’s Word by their lack of knowledge and understanding. In the following material, I will show what they have been defining and teaching as faith and grace is completely incorrect. Since in Ephesians 2:8 above it states we are “saved by grace through faith,” I will discuss faith first.

FAITH: One of the most common beliefs throughout all the many Christian denominations is that God has blessed mankind with a definition of faith in Hebrews 11:1, which states, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This would be awesome, except that Hebrews 11:1 is not a definition! It talks about faith but does not define faith, a very critical difference.
Hebrews 11:1, quoted above, says that when my hopes are fulfilled, I have evidence that unseen faith was the substance present and manifested to fulfill the hopes. It only tells me how to recognize the manifestation of faith in my life.

For example, suppose I see my windmill blades turning. I could say, “Wind is the substance fulfilling my hope, to turn the blades, which is the evidence of things unseen, the wind.” Wind causes the blades to turn, thus, fulfilling my hope. Because my hope is being fulfilled, that is evidence the unseen wind is manifested at the windmill, performing the actions necessary to turn the blades. I can then say, “Wind is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This does not define wind; it only tells when unseen wind is manifested at the windmill. To define wind, I would have to talk about movement of air molecules.

Similarly, when I flip a light switch and the light brightens I could say, “Electricity is the substance that fulfilled my hope for the light to come on. I have evidence the unseen electricity is present because I see the shining light.” Therefore, “Electricity is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This statement does not define electricity. It only talks about electricity and tells that electricity is manifested or present at the light if my hope is fulfilled by the light shining. I would have to discuss charged ions and electron movement to define electricity.

Imagine the condition of meteorology and electrical engineering if universities taught the above “definitions” of wind as “the substance of things hoped for, to turn windmill blades, even though we can not see the wind,” and electricity as “the substance of things hoped for, to turn on lights, even though we can not see the electricity.” Weather forecasts would really be a joke, and we would still be using kerosene lamps. As foolish as the above “definitions” of wind and electricity are, our Christian community is using a similar ridiculous definition of faith. Our leaders talk about faith but do not know what faith is!

Preachers give almost any imaginable discussion on Christian TV and radio trying to explain Hebrews 11:1 as “God’s definition of faith.” This erroneous “definition” with the many personal interpretations is a reflection of the error being taught in the seminaries and preached across our nation. God will not back up these teachings about faith by our Christian community, because He only backs up and honors His pure Word. Any teaching based on Hebrews 11:1 being the definition of faith will have a foundation of error.

GRACE: One Sunday morning on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean while sitting with a US Congressman on one side, a US Senator on the other and a margarita in one hand, the devil answers his cell phone with the other hand to take a live report from one of his demons. “Hey boss! Everything is great! Dr. Stanley, Dr. Kennedy, Dr. Duplantis, Dr. Hagee, Dr. Shuller, Dr. Price, Kenneth Copeland, Richard Roberts, Andrew Wommack and 15,000 other preachers started their sermons this morning with ‘Grace is God’s unmerited favor!’” The devil is so excited he jumps up shouting for joy, spilling his drink all over the Congressman. The shocked Senator shouts, “What in the world is so joyful about that?” The devil replies, “When my word is first or above God’s Word, their messages will not hurt me at all or benefit the people, since God only backs up and confirms His pure exalted Word of truth.” Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life …,” in John 17:17 says God’s Word is truth and in Psalms 138:2 God has magnified His true Word above all His name. When anyone says that grace is God’s unmerited favor, the statement is totally untrue and creates confusion; it is straight from the devil.

All of the ministers mentioned above and thousands of others, who have been living off God’s Word and charitable contributions for most of their lives, should all know that “unmerited” is a characteristic of grace but not a defining word for grace. “Unmerited” could be correctly used to describe favor, since it is possible that favor can be earned or “merited.” For example, an employee can earn favor by doing a good job. To use “unmerited” as a defining word for grace would imply that there are two graces, merited and unmerited. “Unmerited” is a general characteristic of grace, mercy, compassion and all forms of God’s love. We, mankind, do not deserve or merit any of God’s love; therefore, “unmerited” is not a specific word to distinguish grace from any other form or manifestation of God’s love.

For example, “unmerited” is not a defining word specific to grace any more than “vehicle” is a defining word specific to define the automobile you drive. It is true you drive a “vehicle,” but that does not specify whether it is a truck, car, tractor, motorcycle or road grader. “Vehicle” is common to all drivable motorized machines just like “unmerited” is common to all of God’s love.

Also, it is totally incorrect to use “favor” to describe grace! All theologians and ministers, whether they are trained in Hebrew and Greek or not, should know from a simple use of a concordance that every time the word grace was incorrectly interpreted and used in the Old Testament Scriptures, it should have been in all cases favor or mercy. Dr. Hagee teaches on national TV that anyone who believes there was no grace in the Old Testament is scripturally illiterate. The Psalmist says there was no grace in the Old Testament in Psalms 25:10, “All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.” The Apostle John agrees in John 1:17 where he states, “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” Grace is a New Testament word describing the New Covenant relationship between God and mankind! These are simple truths that should be like grade school facts to the thousands of doctors of theology and ministers across our country.

Stating that grace is “God’s unmerited favor” is totally incorrect, only adding or creating confusion which is from the devil, who rejoices when ministers use his lie. Anyone who reads this information and of his free will choice continues to share that grace is “God’s unmerited favor” will be personally choosing to be in unbelief. The person will be intentionally creating confusion and speaking despite, insult and scorn, unto God’s true and wonderful Spirit of grace, as stated in Hebrews 10:29, “Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” The Spirit of grace is a special manifestation of the Holy Spirit, and it is a very serious situation or condition to willfully speak against the Holy Spirit.

CONCLUSION: I have not given the definition of faith or grace since there are so many other words which are also being misused: such as, doubt, fear, devil, belief, unbelief, trust, fasts, Trinity, gifts, baptisms, mercy, charity and even sin. Sin used as “missing-the-mark” is so incorrect that it is a contributing factor to our “sinless” society which does not fear God and recognize the need of a “Savior” from sin. With incorrect definitions of these words, God’s pure Word that He will honor is shielded from the reader in all of the hundreds of Scriptures which contain them, and therefore, the true pure gospel, or Word of God, is not being preached across our nation or around the world. This results in conflicting powerless interpretations of Scriptures, which cause confusion among Christians and are a poor witness to non-Christians of our nation. We all need to get different versions of the Bible and a concordance to research and seek the truth of God’s Word if we care for ourselves, our families and our nation. We can not wait for and expect our leaders to tell us the truth, for they have only been taught how to explain the Bible according to the beliefs of their group or denomination, which is not necessarily the true Word of God. There are a lot of smart, dedicated, sincere, moral people in every denomination, but they obviously can not all be correct since some teach the exact opposite of others. Jesus points out that many people will think their condition with God is correct but tragically find out too late that it is not, and then they will perish without an opportunity to correct their error. Jesus explains in Matthew 7:22-23, “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? (23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

Each of us will stand before God individually and then what others believe or have taught will not be an acceptable reason for our lack of knowledge and understanding. We each are personally responsible for our relationship with God, so we must not depend on others any longer! If we honestly seek God, He will teach us His Word. Once we become a Christian, it is our responsibility to study and become the “priest” reaching out to help those we meet daily in our personal world. However, our relationship with God is still our own personal responsibility.

Now I ask you, “Do you love yourself, your family and your nation enough that you would be willing to make some necessary personal changes, even in your beliefs, as you see the true meaning of the above words?” There will not be a great outpouring of God’s Spirit for revival in our nation unless you decide to let Him change you! You personally have the choice of what you want God to do in our nation, but it must start with you! God does not just pour out revival. He has been encouraging revival ever since Adam sinned by sending prophets, priests and even His Son Jesus to draw mankind back to Him. He responds to us when we individually invite Him into our hearts to make changes. The choice is just between you and God, so what will your response be? Are you willing to humble yourself and let God make changes, even in your beliefs if necessary, or shall things continue in the direction they are going to an anti-God, anti-Christ society? Saul, in Acts, Chapter 9, changed from the ignorant unbelief of persecuting Christians, which he thought was God’s will, to actually becoming the Apostle Paul, one of the greatest Christians, when he was faced with the truth, accepted it and changed his belief. Whether we are in willful or ignorant unbelief like Paul was, Jesus is hindered from doing miracles in Christians’ lives today as He was hindered at His hometown in Matthew 13:58, “And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Cornelius and Peter humbled themselves to God’s new way for them in Acts, Chapter 10. Pride is the only thing that will stop us from changing from our ignorant unbelief when it is exposed by the truth.

If every Christian reading this article would join me and commit to allowing God to work in us to bring about the changes He wants in our hearts and lives, God would start working miracles in the Oklahoma area so great that the rest of the nation would see or hear what He is doing and want to be a part of it. I do not know what will be down the road, but it will be a lot better than the path our nation is on now. Join with me, and let’s become the people God can use to change our nation. P.S. — Preachers welcome!

If you choose to seek God for the true Biblical meaning of the above words, my book, “Choosing Faith with Love,” ISBN: 1-59886-08-4-4 which is available for order through major bookstores nationwide, will clarify many of the words and help you get started. I can already hear many saying, “Now I see! He is just trying to sell books!” No, since 1984, I have freely given over 10,000 copies of the first two red cover editions in the Oklahoma City area and mailed hundreds to ministries across the nation. The third edition may be ordered through,,, or directly from the publisher through my website: While waiting for your book, I would be glad to come to your church and explain the true meaning of Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith:…” GOD BLESS YOU!

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