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Living in the Spirit: What it means to Abide

By Benjamin H. Liles

          I know from time to time I tend to go over this verse, but I believe it's time to fully understand what's being said here. Paul, in addressing the people at Galatia, talks to them as to why we ought, as people of Jesus the Messiah ought to be united. At the time of his authorship of Galatians the people there were falling into their former ways, and why Paul said to them, "I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed" (Galatians 1:6-9, New King James). 

The Path of Destruction

By, Benjamin H. Liles          

          I know that the tone and seriousness of this article is going to be practically the same as the last one I wrote, which was exactly written two weeks ago today. Frankly, there is a huge lack of truth in today's world, even here in America. So, knowing that here we go: there is a need for diminished truth in this age, both within and without the so-called Christian world. On one hand there are some who creep around, the sneakers I will call them, who distort and disengage from the Bible, God's word. The writer of Jude says, "For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ" (Jude 1:4, New King James). 

To Be Searched and Known

By Benjamin H. Liles

          I sit here almost a month later and sometimes you have to figure out ways how to communicate what's on your heart. In between helping my parents take care of things on their property, my learning to develop sites/do some programming, after all the labor intensive things are done I have very little energy left. But there's something that's been bugging me. I don't like bad teaching, and this time I lay it at my own feet. If I'm not mistaken I believe I may have said, at least in one post, "When you go to Hell, you're separated from God and His love."

Man's Error, God's Wrath and His Love

By Benjamin H. Liles

          As I sit here thinking of how to title this article, and in the process of writing this, I feel whole-heartedly burdened for certain acts done in the name of Jesus. Here's an example: when someone says something like, "Will you ignore since it is none of your business and let them believe in madness or will you try to educate them(not force them)?" and the response back is, at the very end, "Education enough" isn't demonstrative of being like the Messiah. It actually shows a specific type of malice, even in my own view. And I gave that comment. Wow, great job, Benjamin! Right?