Truth Obsession!

Recognizing and Loving the Hard Truth that Virtually No one Else is Obeying & Being Saved By

Beating the Odds and not Being Deceived in the End Times

Go against every false and wicked deception being preached, and finally honor God by Obsessing over the TRUTH!


Josiahs Scott,,

Mon, 1/20/03 (1st MNBS; original title: TRUTH); 3/24/03 (Mon); 3/25/04 (Th; Word: Created: TRUTH-4; Printed); 8/18/08; 3/4/10; 9/27/12 (Formatted Titles); 6/12/13; 6/19/16 (Let God be True -- recompiled); 7/22/16; 10/18/16 (Word: Modified); 2/16/17 (Re-compiled, and retitled: TRUTH Obsession!); 2/18/17 (added/recompiled: Ignorance Compels Us) other date(s); 2/2/19 (recompiled Absolute Truth) ~Dec-Feb 2024: Epistemology; 2/25/24 (Sc -- throughout)3/1/24



Companion Bible Studies

        The Bible is True

        TRUTH Obsession!

        Letteral Obedience





Wisdom of Clean Truth

        Rotten Knowledge


>> Additions/ TODO!

>> Additions -- Wisdom




Righteous Justice


Ignorance Compels Us


Rhyming With Truth




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This is the only way you are going to make it!

Loving the truth is the only way you can find any favor of the four of the throne of God!



Let God be True, and Every man a Liar 4

Liars Go to Hell 5

Real Prophecy & Hope Means Believing Hard Facts. 6

Rhyming With Truth. 7

Obsession! 7

Part 1. 8

1. Truth -- Its Important! 8

2. The Problem We Dont Think That Its Important 9

A. George Barna. 9

B. Foundation. 10

C. The Bible. 10

Does Being Zealous for Theology Matter?. 10

Purified Doctrine. 11

A. People Dont Take It Seriously. 11

B. How False Doctrine Defiles. 11

3. What do I do?. 11

A. Guard your heart 11

B. Entrusting. 11

C. Romans 3:4. 12

D. Die to Your Philosophy. 12

E. Solid Food. 13

Truth vs Goof 13

Problem Noticer vs Problem Solver 13

Whos Working for Who?. 14

Fiction, Fantasy, & Truth! 14

Fantasy is Wrong. 14

Part 2 How To Remain True. 15

1. Relating to Others Warnings for the end times. 15

2. Relating to Yourself 15

Part 3 How to REALLY Love the Truth. 15

1. Dethroning Self-Generated Morality. 15

Extra Scriptures/ thoughts. 15

Bible Relationship. 16

Getting Love-Truth. 16

Defining Fleshly Arguments. 16

You Do Not Need Love vs. Truth! 16

Truth is Needed... 16

Psalm 51 God Wants Truth. 16

2Thesalinians 2 The Love of the Truth You Need it! 16

Real Love is Dependent on Truth... 16

1Corinthians 13: Love Rejoices In Truth. 16

1John 3: Love in Truth You Must Do it! 17

2John: THE ELDER Loves in Truth The Right Example. 17

1Peter 1: Truth Prepares You for Love It is NOT a Balancing Act! 17

Romans 12: Let Love Be Without Hypocrisy. 17

Zechariah 8: Love Truth And Peace. 18

Real Truth is Dependent on Real Love... 18

Ephesians 4: Doing Truth in Love. 19

1Corinthians 8: Intellectual Pride = Loving False Knowledge. 19

1Corinthians 4: You Are No Different 19

Luke 9, Mark 9: Disciples Debate Who Would be the Greatest?. 20

Community Values that Oppose Such Competition. 20

Righteous Justice Bible study. 20

When God is Potently Present in Person, Justice just has to Happen. 22

Justice is NOT equality, it is what is Right! 22

Being Attracted to Hardcore Truth is Actually a Fundamental Belief in Justice. 23

Wisdom Of Clean Truth. 23

Rotten Knowledge. 24

Son_6:9 My Perfect One. 24

Knowledge for Better or Worse?. 24

Quickly Recognizing Rotten Knowledge. 25

1Co_8:1-3 Puffing Knowledge -- Without Love. 25

1Ti_6:1-6 Men of Corrupt Mind. 27

2Ti_3:7-9 . 27

Tit_1:12-16 . 28

Eph_4:15-27 . 28

Heb_3:12-15 . 29

Childlike Humility = Heaven. 30

Preview.. 30

Psa_131:3 . 30

Born Again. 30

Mat_11:25-26 Revealed to Babies. 30

Mat_18:3 No Conversion, No Heaven. 31

Mat_19:14 Child Permit 31

Childlike Kingdom Reception -- Required for Heaven. 31

Childlike to Nasties, Grown to Deeper Mind. 31

Childlike Milk Lust -- For Logos! 32

Salvation from Rotten Knowledge Summary. 32

Knowledge that Cannot be Transferred is not Real Knowledge. 32

Confident Criticism that Condemns Your Hypocrisy. 32

Dont Let Your Ignorance and Unhappy Incompetence Be Another Persons Guilt and or Disapproval 33

Knowledge, Riches, & Foolishness. 33

Wisdom vs. Knowledge. 34

Smart Fool! 34

Ignorance Compels Us. 34

Absolute Truth. 35

Explanation. 35

1. The Exhortation and Charge to Repent of Opinions and Believe Truth. 35

Introduction. 35

What I Got From Prayer 35

2. Miscellaneous. 38

A "Meditation Verse" Assignment 39

Bad Examples. 40

"Stand Up For What You Believe". 40

Edited Excerpts. 41

How Harshly To Treat People about their Opinions. 41

Tolerance vs. Patience. 42

3. A Biblical Teaching About Opinions. 43

The Following Sections. 43

The Bible on Opinions. 43

The Examples. 47

End. 50

Truth is One-sided. 51

Monotheists are One-sided. 52

Shocking Wrath. 52

Harsh Prophesies. 52

Doctrine -- Intern Presentation. 53

Doctrine -- General Exhortation. 53

Doctrine Part 2. 53

Epistemology. 54

Basics of Epistemology. 54

Preview of Knowledge & Epistemology. 54

Epistemology is a BIG Subject 54

Fake Knowledge -- Preview Warnings <<<<<<<< \/\/\/\/ 54

Disciple Notes ↑. 55

Right Thinking, Before Thinking Whats Right 56

Right Thinking, Proving whats Right, Right Response of Faith. 57

When God Makes a Fool Out Of You! 57

First Knowledge. 57

Skepticism.. 59

Wrestling with the Basics. 60

Is Doubting Safer or More Reckless?. 61

Philosophy of Skepticism.. 61

Holding Off Judgement 61

Nature of Skepticism.. 62

Global Skepticism is a Big Problem! 62

World-View Skepticism is Desperately Needed! 62

Global Skepticism vs. Worldview Skepticism.. 62

Axioms. 63

Axiom vs. Postulate -- Very Technical Distinction. 63

Axioms = Answers. 63

God is Axiomatic <<<<<<. 65

Who Made God?. 66

Mater is Caused. 71

Goodness is Observably Opposed to Chaos. 71

Optionless Necessity Of Believing God and Morality. 71

The Creator, Morality, & Purpose Are All Axiomatic. 72

Morally Behaved, Before Spiritually Accomplished. 74

Reestablishing Basic Theism.. 75

Disciple Notes ↑. 76

Handmaid Notes ↑. 78

Only Obedience/Virtue is Important for Proof 79

Virtue Is How You Know Who's Right 80

Morality = Righteousness. 81

Disciple Notes ↑. 81

Morality is Axiomatic -- Disciple Notes ↑↓. 83

Conquering Unethics -- < Follow-ups \/ 85

Disciple Notes ↑. 86

Perception About Right & Wrong Comes from Morality. 87

Confirmed Predictions do NOT Validate Your Thinking. 87

Axioms in the Bible. 89

Take Reality to its Logical Consequences. 89

Virtue, Morality, & Obedience = Real Knowledge. 90

Knowledge is Associated with Morality. 90

Established Bible References -- Established Knowledge Upon. 90

Knowledge or Proof?. 91

Evidence Establishes Knowledge, Not Just Proof 92

Judgement Calls on Knowledge. 93

SRP | LOB?: Seared Conscience. 93

Unity, Conscience, & Intuition (Wife Question) 94

Bible Issues of Conscious. 95

Conscience Factors. 96

What I Like Is Right -- Over Everyone Else. 96

Different Actions For Different Alerts. 97

Wife Notes / Disciple Notes. 97

Unlawful Intuition. 99

Thinking Together By Educated Submission. 99

A Lawful Place For Intuition?. 99

You Don't Know Anything. 101

Thinking Right = Thinking Unity. 102

Biblical Epistemology Rules of Testimony. 103


Let God be True, and Every man a Liar

6/19/16 (Recompiled from FAQs); 2/22/17


Main verse: Rom_3:3-4


People in General:



But false Prophet:







Who are we but servants?

Baptism - 1Co_1:12-15

Servants - 1Co_3:4-5


Not as we had expected:







Zec_8:16-19 CAB These are the things which you shall do: speak truth everyone with his neighbor; judge truth and peaceable judgment in your gates: 17 and let none of you devise evil in his heart against his neighbor, and love not a false oath: for all these things I hate, says the Lord Almighty. 18 And the word of the Lord Almighty came to me, saying, 19 Thus says the Lord Almighty, The fourth fast, and the fifth fast, and the seventh fast, and the tenth fast, shall be to the house of Judah for joy and gladness, and for good feasts; and you shall rejoice; therefore love the truth, and peace.


Sir_4:25-31 Brenton In no wise speak against the truth; but be abashed of the error of thine ignorance. 26 Be not ashamed to confess thy sins; and force not the course of the river. 27 Make not thyself an underling to a foolish man; neither accept the person of the mighty. 28 Strive for the truth unto death, and the Lord shall fight for thee. 29 Be not hasty in thy tongue, and in thy deeds slack and remiss. 30 Be not as a lion in thy house, nor frantick among thy servants. 31 Let not thine hand be stretched out to receive, and shut when thou shouldest repay.



Exo_23:2 WEB You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice;

Exo_23:2 CAB You shall not associate with the multitude for evil. You shall not join yourself with a multitude to turn aside with the majority so as to shut out judgment.

Exo_23:2 Greek οὐκ ἔσῃ μετὰ πλειόνων ἐπὶ κακίᾳ. οὐ προστεθήσῃ μετὰ πλήθους ἐκκλῖναι μετὰ πλειόνων ὥστε ἐκκλῖναι κρίσιν.



Liars Go to Hell



Devils native language


OT > NT Changes


Pauls Sin Lists


Rev: lie -- ES search


It is hopeless, we will each keep going in the error of his way


Real Prophecy & Hope Means Believing Hard Facts

Real Prophecy Means Real Faithfulness To Hard Facts And This Gives You A Real Answers And Real Hope

7/22/16; 2/22/17


Real prophecy gives you the straight truth even when it is to a righteous person seeking out mercy.

Real prophecy gives you truth after being faithful to the truth and not flattering for compromising - and in that context it gives you a real answer and hope, then you know that it is reliable and true.


2Ki 22:14 WEB So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the second quarter); and they talked with her.

2Ki 22:14 CAB So Hilkiah the priest went, and Ahikam, Achobor, Shaphan, and Asaiah, to Huldah the prophetess, the mother of Shallum, son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; and she dwelt in Jerusalem in Masena; and they spoke to her.

2Ki 22:14 καὶ ἐπορεύθη Χελκιας ὁ ἱερεὺς καὶ Αχικαμ καὶ Αχοβωρ καὶ Σαφφαν καὶ Ασαιας πρὸς Ολδαν τὴν προφῆτιν γυναῖκα Σελλημ υἱοῦ Θεκουε υἱοῦ Αραας τοῦ ἱματιοφύλακος, καὶ αὐτὴ κατῴκει ἐν Ιερουσαλημ ἐν τῇ μασενα, καὶ ἐλάλησαν πρὸς αὐτήν.

2Ki 22:15 She said to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Tell the man who sent you to me,

2Ki 22:15 And she said to them, Thus says the Lord God of Israel: Say to the man that sent you to Me,

2Ki 22:15 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς Τάδε λέγει κύριος ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ Εἴπατε τῷ ἀνδρὶ τῷ ἀποστείλαντι ὑμᾶς πρός με

2Ki 22:16 Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, and on its inhabitants, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read.

2Ki 22:16 Thus says the Lord: Behold, I bring evil upon this place, and upon them that dwell in it, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read:

2Ki 22:16 Τάδε λέγει κύριος Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ἐπάγω κακὰ ἐπὶ τὸν τόπον τοῦτον καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς ἐνοικοῦντας αὐτόν, πάντας τοὺς λόγους τοῦ βιβλίου, οὓς ἀνέγνω βασιλεὺς Ιουδα,

2Ki 22:17 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the work of their hands, therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and it shall not be quenched.

2Ki 22:17 because they have forsaken Me, and burnt incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me with the works of their hands; therefore My wrath shall burn forth against this place, and shall not be quenched.

2Ki 22:17 ἀνθ᾿ ὧν ἐγκατέλιπόν με καὶ ἐθυμίων θεοῖς ἑτέροις, ὅπως παροργίσωσίν με ἐν τοῖς ἔργοις τῶν χειρῶν αὐτῶν, καὶ ἐκκαυθήσεται ὁ θυμός μου ἐν τῷ τόπῳ τούτῳ καὶ οὐ σβεσθήσεται.

2Ki 22:18 But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of Yahweh, thus you shall tell him, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: As touching the words which you have heard,

2Ki 22:18 And to the king of Judah that sent you to inquire of the Lord-thus shall you say to him, Thus says the Lord God of Israel: As for the words which you have heard;

2Ki 22:18 καὶ πρὸς βασιλέα Ιουδα τὸν ἀποστείλαντα ὑμᾶς ἐπιζητῆσαι τὸν κύριον τάδε ἐρεῖτε πρὸς αὐτόν Τάδε λέγει κύριος ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ Οἱ λόγοι, οὓς ἤκουσας,

2Ki 22:19 because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before Yahweh, when you heard what I spoke against this place, and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you, says Yahweh.

2Ki 22:19 because your heart was softened, and you were humbled before Me, when you heard all that I spoke against this place, and against the inhabitants of it, that it should be utterly destroyed and accursed, and you tore your clothes, and wept before Me; I also have heard, says the Lord.

2Ki 22:19 ἀνθ᾿ ὧν ὅτι ἡπαλύνθη ἡ καρδία σου καὶ ἐνετράπης ἀπὸ προσώπου κυρίου, ὡς ἤκουσας ὅσα ἐλάλησα ἐπὶ τὸν τόπον τοῦτον καὶ ἐπὶ τοὺς ἐνοικοῦντας αὐτὸν τοῦ εἶναι εἰς ἀφανισμὸν καὶ εἰς κατάραν, καὶ διέρρηξας τὰ ἱμάτιά σου καὶ ἔκλαυσας ἐνώπιον ἐμοῦ, καί γε ἐγὼ ἤκουσα, λέγει κύριος.

2Ki 22:20 Therefore, behold, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace, neither shall your eyes see all the evil which I will bring on this place. They brought the king word again.

2Ki 22:20 It shall not be so. Therefore, behold, I will add you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your tomb in peace, and your eyes shall not see any among all the evils which I bring upon this place.

2Ki 22:20 οὐχ οὕτως· ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ προστίθημί σε πρὸς τοὺς πατέρας σου, καὶ συναχθήσῃ εἰς τὸν τάφον σου ἐν εἰρήνῃ, καὶ οὐκ ὀφθήσεται ἐν τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς σου ἐν πᾶσιν τοῖς κακοῖς, οἷς ἐγώ εἰμι ἐπάγω ἐπὶ τὸν τόπον τοῦτον. καὶ ἐπέστρεψαν τῷ βασιλεῖ τὸ ῥῆμα.






Rhyming With Truth

(Other partial dates); 12/24/15 (officially written down); 3/25/16; 5/10/16; 3/14/17; 4/9/17


-- under construction --









Church person named genteel because they think their gift is being gentle, but their just confusing that because they are a gentile.


What church people are referring to


church people are professionals at making every valuable word absolutely useless and vain -- making all reference to virue point to sinful vanity.

You boast in what you pretend is 'the holy ghost', and it is a ghost alright, but there ant a thing holy about it.

Yes, it's a ghost, and almost always it is dirty as all the other ghosts in the honted house where it came from.

Grace = sinning and still going to heaven

'Faith' = superstition

as soon as you subtract obedience, that's all you got left...

'christ' = antichrist



Thats not Truth, thats Goof!

Love or Shove?

dove, glove, gov, of, shove



Grace or Lace/Mace/ ace/Taiste/Waist

ace, base, bass, brace, caisse, case, cayce, chace, chase, crace, dace, drace, face, frace, glace, graisse, heyse, lace, mace, mais, nace, pace, place, race, rais, space, thrace, trace, vase, wace, {brace

full of frills and soft and fine luxury


Thats not Hope, thats Cope -- a lie that helps you cope with the discouragements of this life.


The Kingdom of Heaven, or The Kingdom of Leaven?


Not j.c.

Ronald McDonald


Not blood, just ketchup.

Not blood, crud.


Not died, just Fried

He says he died for you

But he really just fried you an unhealthy hamburger to get you to eat garbage that will kill you.


Not j.c.

But grease-puss [grease-us]


Believe = make believe

Faith = superstition


The Vanity of Ketchup At Death


>> comp: OUC | Truth


Not blood, but just cheap and unhealthy dressing on McDonalds burgers


The desire of my uncle died with him




Always Obsessing Over Truth ALL THE TIME

3/14/17; 3/20/17; 3/26/17; 5/4/17; 2/25/24 (Sc)


>> compare / combine????

>> LO: Truth is Always in the Thoughts of the Righteous



Psa_10:4 WEB The wicked, in the pride of his face, has no room in his thoughts for God.

Psa_10:4 LB?? The sinner has provoked the Lord: according to the abundance of his pride he will not seek after Him; God is not before him.

Psa_10:4 (9:25) παρώξυνεν τὸν κύριον ὁ ἁμαρτωλός Κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς ὀργῆς αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐκζητήσει· οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ θεὸς ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ.

>> sync (Psa_10:4): LUX | LO > Assuming non-insp | TrOb -- 7.23.18 √



Psa_1:2 In his law he meditates day and night

>> TSK


Thoughts on God



1Pe_4:2 no longer living lives for the lusts of men...

>> Rather, always obsess and think on truth.

>> what are you living your life for? You can tell by examining what youre always thinking and talking about.

>> as others have partly said: show me how you spend your free time and your money, and I can show you where your heart is at.


The great thing about truth is that you cannot idolize it.


With just about everything else, you Gotta be careful about how much attention and love an obsession you give it.


But with the truth, you can give it all of your endless obsession and it will never become an idol, as long as you are doing your obsessive zeal in truth!


>> God is not in all their thoughts

>> TSK

>> as you rise up and sit down


set your mind on things above

> tsk


Pro 23:17 WEB Don't let your heart envy sinners; but rather fear Yahweh all the day long.

Pro 23:17 LB Let not your heart envy sinners, but be in the fear of the Lord all the day.

Pro 23:17 μὴ ζηλούτω ἡ καρδία σου ἁμαρτωλούς, ἀλλὰ ἐν φόβῳ κυρίου ἴσθι ὅλην τὴν ἡμέραν·


Psa 10:4 The wicked, in the pride of his face, has no room in his thoughts for God.

Psa 10:4 The sinner has provoked the Lord: according to the abundance of his pride he will not seek after Him; God is not before him.

Psa 10:4 (9:25) παρώξυνεν τὸν κύριον ὁ ἁμαρτωλός Κατὰ τὸ πλῆθος τῆς ὀργῆς αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐκζητήσει· οὐκ ἔστιν ὁ θεὸς ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ.



Deu_6: Sitting down and rising up




Part 1


1. Truth -- Its Important!


A. Over 200 references in BIBLE (214 NIV, 224 KJV)


B. JESUS said, I tell you the truth, 80 times out of all the Gospels


C. The Bible:


Joh 1:14 KJVA the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.


17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.


Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

JN 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


Joh 18:37 (KJV-Based) for this purpose I came into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.


1Jo 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.


1Jo 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.


Rev 3:7 KJV These things says he that is holy, he that is true

14 faithful and True witness ● 19:11 faithful and True witness


No Lie

Do you think the very manifestation of God almighty in the flesh bringing grace and truth in fullness is going to leave this area of truth the same?

It would be foolish of us to proceed with the previous model of things in this area as though Jesus never came and did a profound work on the earth in this.

We have available to us the infinite fullness of truth unlike any other age past.


Things Change:

Physical Kingdom what is the solution of witches? Burn and stone them!

- was David (and other righteous kings) wrong for this? Absolutely not! They were defending an earth-based kingdom which God was truly doing at this point in history, by carrying out the instructions of the covenant that they were given for just such a kingdom.


Spiritual Kingdom what is the solution for those who are demon-possessed?

Cast them out! Spiritual warfare! It happens upon finding our kingdom in the heavenlies, that we must come and defend this kingdom solely by the spiritual warfare due to its essence.


They were made perfect (Heb 11: rahab, then last verse, then ch 12 on perfection)

Now what about lying?

If something did not change then please name just ONE example in the NT where someone rightly lied to save their life.

Actually the one example we do have, is when Peter lied to save his life in denying Jesus, and was this right? Was he not called to such extreme repentance and brokenness for his restoration? So shall we think for a moment it is appropriate to lie to save our life and or our family? No, on the contrary! In the Bible, it was better to die for the truth than to stand for a lie!

But you say If they ask me about Jesus then I would not lie, but otherwise, if they dont know we are christians and they intend to do us harm then it ok to lie to save your life. Really? Is it so that there is a part of your life that does not preach Jesus? In this case there is none of your life that has Jesus. Either your whole life preaches Him, or you are flatly denying Him.


-look up all truth references:

I am waytruth (Jn 14:6)

No lie is of the truth

We can do nothing against the truth

Thinking m lie will bring God more glory means your condemnation is just (Rom 3)



2. The Problem We Dont Think That Its Important


A. George Barna

Quotes From Making True Disciples and Jason Duenas book review


Chapter 1

● Unless we embrace a comprehensive and far-reaching commitment to radical change in how we conduct our lives and our ministries, we are doomed to minimal results.


● The things that got us to where we are today will not get us to where we need to be tomorrow.


● Doing more of what youre already doing wont take you to the next level. Doing more of the same and doing it better wont get you there either.


Chapter 3

● Most believers are satisfied to engage in a process without regard for the product.


● Small groups do well with fellowship but falter when it comes to facilitating transformation.


Chapter 4 Living differently


          ● Less than 25% consciously strive to make worship part of their lifestyle.

        ● 42% were unable to provide a substantive or reasonable reply to what worship means.


        ● Less than half of all believers (46%) felt strongly that they have a responsibility to communicate their faith to nonbelievers. ● In the past year 55% shared their faith with a non-Christian ● Only 1% believe they have the spiritual gift of evangelism.

        Only 8% feel adequately prepared to effectively share their faith.


        80% believe God helps those who help themselves

        47% disagree with the fact that people who do not consciously accept Jesus as their Savior will be condemned to hell.

        51% believe if a person is generally good, he will earn a place in heaven.

        1/3 doubt the truth about the Bible

        40% claim Jesus committed sins.

        More than 25% reject Jesus physical resurrection.

        Majority believe that the Holy Spirit and Satan are not living entities but are symbolic.

        Slightly less that half (44%) believe there is an absolute moral truth.

        Only 1% had both a firm and biblically based opinion on the thirteen tested statements.


        Very few believe that we have been blessed in order to be a blessing to others.

        8% tithed during the year.

        16% (twice as much) gave nothing to their church as gave 10% or more of their income.


        50% do nothing to serve their church or other people throughout the year.

        50% either do not know what their spiritual gift is or claim God did not give them a gift.

        1/3 gave time and money to helping the poor.

Duenas summary:

Barna concludes this chapter with scores of statistics revealing that believers look and act identical to nonbelievers in their behaviors, attitudes, opinions, and values. I believe it is a mockery to Jesus Himself for those to claim His name to look exactly like those who dont. It is just not right for the church to have missed the mark by so much.


91 % of christians lie regularly (And all liars go to Hell: Rev 21:8)


B. Foundation

You should start with a foundation that realizes with sobriety, that the whole church system is a loss from the get go. Who ever is saved is a special blessing from the Lord.


C. The Bible

22 Many will tell me in that day 23 Then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.'

Mat 7:13-23 WEB "Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it. 14 How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.

15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. 16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit. 18 A good tree can't produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that doesn't grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.

21 Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will tell me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?' 23 Then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity.'

>> SOM | Testimony | Dis | GCA / API


Does Being Zealous for Theology Matter?


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Sloppy and unthoughtful people like to boast how they dont think theology matters or is even interesting to think about, but knowing truth vs how zealous you are for falsehood, directly determines whether or not you connect to the right truth spiritually.


Act_10: -- as soon as they knew




Purified Doctrine

How Doctrine affects your Life

2/23/02 (Sat); 8/25/09 (Win: Modified); 2/21/17 (recompiled)


>> this is another Bible study RE compiled and inserted here

>> this probably needs to be combined with what was already said previously


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I think Yall are generally good, but what useful warning can I give you?

Have Purified Doctrine, because it subconsciously leeks out of your daily life.


Story: Skipn silver coins on the water


A. People Dont Take It Seriously


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Story: You know the Doctrine(AKA. its not as important)


-Not convinced it maters what you believe?

Dating *(it really disconnects you weather you feel it or not) *(determines weather you stand or fall)

-Sauls Sacrifice= little was important (1 Sam 15:12)

-Faithful with littlefaithful with much (Mt. 25:21, & Lk 19:17)


Testimony: Seen so many killed B/C of False doctrine.



B. How False Doctrine Defiles


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Point: One of the biggest downfalls is agreeing with bad/untruth (no yoke your self)

(Brings unconscious Disconnection)


-Ch Life course:

Dan 1:8 Resolved in his heart not to defile himself


Sometimes = More our fault Sometimes = Not as much our fault

More: Carelessness

Less: Not big sin but missing out on GODs promises.


At its worst:

Hosea 4:6:My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, you will not be priest to me: seeing that you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.


But with us, its like: Why am I not close 2 GOD -With all your getting get understanding. Train





1 Pet 5:8: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, that walks around, seeking whom he may devour:


Confession: Tendency 2 overstress, (seeing bunch fall) But

2 Corinthians 2:11:Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Not about stressing, But wisely avoiding corruption.


Conclusion: Dont be a Pharisee, but

.be a good minister of JESUS Christ Nourished up in the Words of faith and of good Doctrine (1Tim 4:6)


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3. What do I do?

Other (much older) dates (); 2/21/17


A. Guard your heart

Pro_4:23 WEB Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it is the wellspring of life.


Deu_4:9 LITV Only, be on guard for yourself and keep your soul carefully, that you do not forget


Deu_11:16 MKJV Take heed to yourselves that your heart may not be deceived


1Ki_2:4 WEB [Kings remaining on the throne] If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul


Mat_13:18 WEB "Hear, then, the parable of the farmer. [13:3] 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and doesn't understand it, the evil one comes, and snatches away that which has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the roadside.


B. Entrusting

Joh_2:23 (KJV-based) Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed4100 in [and entrusted themselves to] his name, when they saw the miracles which He did. 24 But Jesus did not believed4100/[entrust] himself unto them, because He