Well it’s been almost two months since my last blog. Please accept my apology for waiting so long, but I really needed to reset my mind and bring it back to loving all of you with God’s love. I was starting to feel more and more stressed and hateful and when I get this way, I found that it’s better to stop talking. My grandmother always said: “If you can’t say something kind, don’t say anything at all.” I felt I needed to take a break in order to remain kind.
There is a phrase found only one time in the written Word and I found that my memory of that phrase was only 1/2 correct. That phrase is: “All men are liars.” The phrase in my memory leaves me with no choice but to mistrust everyone and anyone. I was left no choice but to seek God’s face and believe only what He reveals. It caused me to seek to understand how to study The Word of God. Along with that I sought to learn how and why the Holy Spirit was so hard to understand. In the process, I learned that many of my own Bible teachers were just as ignorant about the Holy Spirit as I was. They really believed that they knew and understood the Trinity and the Holy Spirit, but all they knew was what they were taught by men. The lessons I needed to know could only be learned by experience with God Almighty and only as long as I was born again. I had to learn how to trust that the Holy Spirit is real, the Holy Spirit comes from God by way of Christ alone, and the Holy Spirit never contradicts the written Word, and never lies. It only took me 40 years to learn these things with God’s help directly and the help of men indirectly.
But that is not really what the Word says. Here is the correct and complete phrase from the King James Bible. (Which I have read many times over, but never really noticed until lately.)
Psalm 116: 11 “I said in my haste, All men are liars.”
Simply reading the verse alone proves that my own understanding was erroneous. Spoken in haste, David knew that “All men (without exception)” couldn’t be the true meaning. But reading the immediate context gives little clues as to the real meaning of the verse and only the previous verse offers a hint.
Psalm 116: 10 “I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:”
David was in turmoil over what he believed and due to his believing, he spoke in haste the phrase in the next verse. But there is still no definition or clue to determine whether the “all men” of verse 11 means “all men without exception” as I was taught, or “all men with a distinction.”
It took me acquiring another version of the Bible to get a different understanding of this verse. The Bible I got, was The One Year Bible using the New Living Translation. Normally, I try to avoid getting more versions of the Bible since more versions introduce more confusion as I’ve also learned that none are really authoritative. Only the Greek and Hebrew are authoritative and only the Hebrew can really be trusted since the Dead Sea Scrolls have proven that they have remained unchanged for the last 2000 years. The New Testament, however, not so much. It has gone through many changes since the first Century and it’s different from one denomination, translation, and version to another. What’s the real kicker? The Blue Letter Bible internet site where I do most of my quotations have the NLT as one of their available Bible versions. Here are the two verses I’ve quoted according to the NLT.
Psalm 116: 10, 11 “I believed in you, so I said,
“I am deeply troubled, LORD.”
In my anxiety I cried out to you,
“These people are all liars!”
Now my understanding of “All men” according to the NLT is “all men with a distinction.” All I need to do is try to understand what that distinction may be. For that, I need to look once again at the Word, and my favorite version, the KJV. And to keep this simple I will only look at one word and how it is used; liars.
This word is used only 8 times in the KJV English Bible. The first place it’s found is in Deut 33: 29 and says that “thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee.” I really could stop here since that is the first occurrence and sets the definition for all the rest of its appearances in the Word, but, here we go.
The second occurrence is in Psalm 116: 11, the verse we are trying to understand better.
The third place is Isaiah 44: 25 “That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;”
From this verse, we learn that God will defeat the lies of liars. He is able to overturn the evil that those who hate Him will do to those who love Him.
The fourth place is Jeremiah 50: 36 and it says:
“A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.”
The liars are Chaldeans and the inhabitants of Babylon from verse 35. The rest of the chapter is the prophecy spoken by Jeremiah against the Chaldeans and Babylonians.
Do we really need to go any farther? There are four more English occurrences. They are: 1 Timothy 1: 10, Titus 1: 12, Revelation 2: 2, and Revelation 21: 8. The basic definition of “liars” remains consistent in every occurrence. “Liars” are always the enemy of God. It is their nature to tell lies against God and God’s people throughout history. Today, their lies are especially focused against the children of God, the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. These liars have infiltrated the Christian church to sow division with conflicting doctrines and traditions that serve only to separate and confuse the elect of Christ.
The lies they tell, have become doctrines of the church. By teaching that the Word of God is allegory, they have succeeded in allowing mankind to make up any meaning they want to convey without a standard of truth to check. We are free to privately make up anything we want to say is the “truth” as long as we can find a verse or phrase to support our opinion. If the Word of God doesn’t really say what we think it should say, we can italicize, punctuate, separate and collate God’s Word in any way that will support the teaching we want it to support. And since it’s private opinion, there is no way to challenge the teaching. The Truth has become watered down to a myth.
By teaching that the church has a well established and Biblically supported hierarchy system of authority among men, our teachers are always our teachers, and those who sit under them in authority are always beneath them. This authoritative structure was true for the children of Israel in the Old Testament, but was replaced in the New Testament when Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. Whether you belong to a church that maintains the structure of the New Testament with Christ as its head or holds to the structure of the Old Testament having priests and a high priest is of no matter to God. He simply wants to walk and talk with you just as He did with Adam and Eve in the beginning. This was the whole purpose of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension. He came to restore man’s relationship with the true God, the Creator of heaven and earth, His Father. He came to become our Lord directly, not to allow men to remain lords over His children.
Salvation, redemption, restoration, and a vital relationship with God Almighty was the purpose of the ages kept hidden from the enemies of God. The first three were no secret, it is that last part that the enemies of God want to keep hidden even now from the children of God. Learning how to build that relationship is an even greater secret, but it is hidden in plain sight. We were just led to ask the wrong questions by our teachers, just as I was led to believe the wrong conclusion concerning “all men” in Psalm 116: 11.
It took two lying witnesses in agreement to convict the Lord Jesus Christ to death on the cross. It will only take two lying witnesses in agreement to convict any believer in the Lord Jesus Christ in any setup against them. As long as you love God and trust Jesus as your savior, these lying liars will also lie against you. If you regard Satan, Lucifer, or the Devil as an enemy, then those who love and serve them will also be your enemy. In the case of who your allies are in the realm of Christianity there is only one phrase to remember.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
So as long as you trust Jesus as your savior without any regard to your church belief, you are my friend. According to my original belief in Psalm 116: 11, I cannot trust you, nor can you trust me, because we are part of the “all men” without exception definition. However, now that I know that the “liars” are “all men” with the distinction of hating God, then I am left with a responsibility that comes with friendship. Friends are responsible for entrusting one another until such time that it becomes painfully obvious that one or both parties in the friendship cannot be trusted. It is at that point in time that the “friendship” must end or at least be redefined.
To the degree that we both agree that Jesus Christ is our savior and we are striving to make Him our Lord, then I propose that we have a responsibility to trust one another. It’s no secret that the church is in trouble in the Western world. There are many books and movies out that explain the many problems that we have, but very few that offer any solutions.
Yes, my book also mentions the problems. But I go into great detail how to overcome the problems. The problems are spiritual in origin and the only solutions are also spiritual in nature.
Ephesians 6: 12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
The rule book for cultural reform since 1972 has been Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul Alinsky. He was a disciple of reason and dedicated his book to Lucifer. Two weeks before he died, he stated: “If there really is a Hell, I would most assuredly choose to go there.” He set out thirteen tactics in chapter seven of his book that are spiritually devilish to the core. This is what our Christian culture has been fighting against. The highest level of our country’s leadership is steeped in witchcraft. These people have a vital and physically rewarding relationship with Lucifer and they know it.
On the other hand, the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ who are supposed to be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, are ignorant of their standing and the operation of their spiritual power. At best, it is a hit or miss proposition, (as long as it’s in God’s will.) At worst, we are taught to be afraid of all things spiritual, (including the Holy Spirit), with the ever present fear that we could be tapping into “the wrong spirit.” Our Lord has already defeated those spirits of darkness at the cross. In return, He sent the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit for anyone who believes in Him. (John 3: 16) It took me 40 years of searching to understand why the practical knowledge of walking with God is such a secret in religious Christianity. At the same time, how to become a Radical Christian, a Christian who walks with God and strives to make Jesus their Lord as well as their savior.
We are fighting a culture war against people who invoke the power of their spiritual god, Lucifer. They are the enemies of God Almighty, the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. They are also walking spiritually with their lord, and they know it. The only way we can hope to turn our culture back to God and overcome their power is to do it with the power of God as well. Our God has already defeated their god. Jesus Christ made an open show of their defeat with His resurrection. We only need to learn a practical method of building our relationship with God and testing Him at His Word. That is the purpose of my book, Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game.
I can’t expect anyone to trust me at my word. Especially someone who doesn’t know me at all. However, I do expect people who love God and our Country, or the Western world in general to believe God and His Word. What have you got to lose by testing God to prove Himself to you daily? He is your spiritual and heavenly Father. Why wouldn’t He show His love to you every day? For that matter, why wouldn’t you want that in your life? Check out the book below.