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Statement  of  Faith
 

                                          STATEMENT  OF  FAITH  –  PASTOR  PETER  THOMAS

 

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The Deity or Godhead - In brief, the Scriptures do not support ‘God in three (3) persons’.  The LORD [YHVH] GOD is One LORD.  I do NOT subscribe to the doctrine of the Trinity.  It is foreign to the scriptures.  I  am  not  a  Trinitarian!!!  A diligent study of the subject will reveal that the LORD our God is One.  Jesus said, “I and the Father are One”.  The  Son  of  God  was  God  manifested  in  the  flesh.  God was manifest in the flesh.  Without controversy Jesus Christ is God.  Jesus  Christ  is  God  Almighty.  In other words,  Jesus  Christ  is  God  all  by  himself.  All references to the Son of God should be understood in light of Scriptures, that the Almighty God of the Old Testament is the same Jesus Christ in the New Testament.  God tabernacled inside that human flesh and dwelt among us.  There  is  one  (1)  God.  Not two Gods, not three Gods.  Not  three-in-one God, there is but one God.  There is one Lord, one God, one Father.  There is one body and one Spirit.  Only one God.   Only  One  (1).   I am convinced of this One God.  You do well if you believe there is one God.  The Holy Spirit is the Spirit OF God or the Spirit FROM God.  The Holy Spirit is not some third person of a 3 part god.  It is paganism from the Eastern Hemisphere which the East were accustomed to with their various triangular (3-part) gods or goddesses.  Let me be clear that what I support is what scriptures support.  ‘Holy’ in Gk. is Strong's  # G40 Greek γιος (hagios) and ‘ghost’ (or spirit) is # G4151 Greek πνεμα (pneuma).  Hagios Pneuma.  In Hebrew, ‘Holy Spirit’ or ‘Holy Ghost’ is ‘Ruach Ha-Kodesh’ (רוח קודש); ‘Spirit of God’ is ‘Ruach Elohim’ (רוחאלוהים); ‘Spirit of the LORD God’ is ‘Ruach Adonai YHVH’ (רוחיהוה אלהים).  You may research at a time that is convenient for you about the Erasmus and the Textus Receptus and you will find that the words in 1 John 5:7, “in  heaven,  the  Father,  the  Word,  and  the  Holy  Ghost”, were inserted in the year 1522 because of Erasmus’ oath.  These words are not in the original manuscripts.  Matthew 28:19, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” is also used as some sort of proof of a Trinity.  This is less than scholarly and far from truth.  God  DOES  NOT  consist of a Trinitarian-Triangular-Three Part existence.  God is holy and God is SPIRIT.  And you shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy… [Leviticus 20:26].  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth [John 4:24].  Properly translated, ‘God is Spirit’.  God the FATHER is and will always be the Head of the Godhead.  There  is  only  one  (1)  in  the  Godhead.  God the FATHER was the Head of the son of God while he was here on earth.  For my FATHER is greater than I  (the  son)  –  Jesus’ own words.  There is but one God, the Father … and one Lord Jesus Christ.  There is none (no) other God but one.  Jesus the CHRIST of God also imparted this knowledge, “The Lord our God is one Lord …” and enlightens us to love the LORD God with everything in us, that this is the first of all doctrines.  The FATHER God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, shared the same spirit while he was physically in the earth world.  It is HIS Spirit, as HE is ONE Spirit.  The Lord Jesus Christ came out from God his Father.  Jesus said, “for I proceeded forth and came from God …”  -  But  there  is  not  now  a  son  of  God.  Neither in heaven nor earth, nor anywhere else.  Christ  is  God!  Jesus  Christ  is  the  Almighty  God.  NOW the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  Apostle Paul states, “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”  Finally, there is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling.  “Seeing it is  one  God” [Romans 3:30], and He is God of everyone, whether Jews or Gentiles [Romans 3:29], let us worship Him in the beauty of Holiness [Psalms 29:2; Psalms 96:9].  Christ said to the multitude and to his disciples in Matthew 23:9, “... for  one  is your Father, which is in heaven”.  Make no mistake about it.  Know ye that the LORD he is God (Psalms 100:3).  Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God (Matthew 22:29).  While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ?  Whose son is he?  They say unto him, The Son of David.  He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, the LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?  If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?  (Matthew 22:41-45).  They didn’t ask him anymore questions.  The issue of who God is has already been forever settled (Psalms 119:89).  Consider what I say, it’ll do you good.  My prayer is that when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ.  Christ  is  nobody’s  son.  Christ  is  God.  Jesus  Christ  is  God  Almighty  and  he  is  the  Only  wise  God! 

[Acts 17:29Romans 1:20Colossians 2:9; Leviticus 20:26John 4:241 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Mark 12:28-32; John 14:28; John 8:42; 1 Corinthians 11:32 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:4; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 3:30; Psalms 29:2; Psalms 96:9; Matthew 23:9; Genesis 1:1; John 1:1, 14; Luke 1:35; 1 Timothy 3:16; James 2:19; Isaiah 44:24; Ephesians 4:5-6; 1 John 5:20; Revelation 4:1-2; Psalms 86:10; Malachi 2:10; Psalms 100:3; Matthew 22:29; Matthew 22:41-46; Isaiah 43:11, 15; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Psalms 119:89]

 

 

ChristmasEasterGood  Friday,  and  Halloween  are  pagan  practices.  They have their roots in paganism, which predates Christ and Christianity.  Deliberately, they have been a mockery of Christ and Christ-ians.  It is heathenism, which is to say, ‘idolatry’.  We are called to be separated from anything that is contrary to the nature and purposes of God.  Remember the words of Jesus in Luke 16:15.  Itis  abomination  in  the  sight  of  God”.  Unscriptural doctrines are not of faith, and For  whatsoever  is  not  of  faith  is  sin.” [Romans 14:23].  

[Jeremiah 10:2; 1 John 2:15-16; 1 Corinthians 10:13-14; Acts 17:16-17; Exodus 20:3-6; Deuteronomy 12:28-32; Luke 16:15; Romans 14:23]

 

 

Marriage is between one man and one woman.  I do not support, nor will I allow use of any of our facilities for agendas not in accordance with scriptures.  Sacerdotal functions are to be performed in integrity of the Word of God.  As such, no Minister licensed or ordained by Pastor Peter Thomas will officiate any wedding ceremony outside of the biblically prescribed  “one  man  and  one  woman”  matrimony.  Pastor Peter Thomas does  not  support the lifestyle of transgendered or transsexual individuals or couples.  As such, I (Pastor Peter Thomas) will not officiate any ceremony which seeks to alter the original plan of our Creator.  One natural born male (man) and one natural born female (woman) is all that will be joined in holy matrimony (wedding ceremony) performed by me and those ministers in affiliation with me.  Also, the terminology,  ‘Husband,  Mr.  (Mister),  Sir,  Brother,  Boy,  Male  and  Man’  are only recognized by me as applying to a naturally born male.  The terminology,  ‘Wife,  Mrs.  (Mistress  /  Misses),  Ms.  (Miss),  Ma'am,  Sister,  Girl,  Female  and  Woman’  are only recognized by me as applying to a naturally born female.  So, to be clear, no person having had their gender scientifically (surgically / medically) manipulated (or changed) or legally changed, will receive sacerdotal services from me.  The same interdiction applies to same gendered individuals or relationships.  Understand that I do  not  advocate or condone violence toward any person, group or race based on their persuasion. 

[Genesis 1:1, 26-28; 2:7, 18, 20-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:21-33; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:18-32; 1Corinthians 6:9; Genesis 5:1-2]

                                             


Women  Pastors  /  Preachers - In the truest sense of Scriptural Integrity, the role of Pastors and Preachers are reserved specifically for men only.  With much prayer and consideration, as I study the Word of God, I, Pastor Peter Thomas, as of June 14, 2014, do officially and publicly withdraw my endorsement of women operating in the role of Pastor or Preacher.  Regardless of my upbringing, culture, personal views, influences and tradition, I must find my documentation in the Word of God.   Apostle Paul said in the Book of 1st Timothy chapter 2 verses 11-13, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.  For Adam was first formed, then Eve.”  Every woman that resists this Scripture, you’ve got the wrong spirit and the Truth of God is not in you.  GOD never called and ordained a woman to preach and HE never will.  To  every  so  called  woman  Pastor,  Apostle  and  Bishop    relinquish  your  ordination  credentials  and  repent,  in order to co-operate with me.  I free you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

[1 Timothy 2:11-14; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35; 1 Corinthians 14:33, 40; 1 Peter 3:4; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:6-9; Ephesians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 11:3-5; Titus 2:3-5Titus 1:5-6; 2 Timothy 2:6; 1 Timothy 5:1; 1 Peter 5:1-2; Isaiah 3:12; Isaiah 9:16]

 

 

Healing and Deliverance - According to the examples of scriptures, I endorse that healing and deliverance were available under the Old Covenant and  is  still  available  under the New Covenant.  We are living under a better covenant today, which was established under better promises.  The terms of the covenant in the New Testament far exceeds that of the Old Testament.  BE  THOU  MADE  WHOLE!!!” 

[Exodus 15:25-27; Exodus 23:25; Psalms 107:20Isaiah 53:4-5; Isaiah 57:18-19; Isaiah 58:8; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 10:1; Mark 7:24-30; Acts 10:38; Luke 10:9, 19; Acts 19:11-12; 1 Peter 2:24; Revelation 22:1-2; Hebrews 8:6; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28]

 

 

BaptismONE  LORD,  ONE  FAITH,  ONE  BAPTISM  [EPHESIANS 4:5],  -----  Then  Peter  said  unto  them,  Repent,  and  be  baptized  every  one  of  you  in  the  name  of  Jesus  Christ  for  the  remission  of  sins,  and  ye  shall  receive  the  gift  of  the  Holy  Ghost   [Acts 2:38].  I would love to baptize you!  Baptism is through immersion.  The baptism that I subscribe to is the baptism in which the whole body of the person is submerged in the water.  Pastor Peter Thomas does not endorse sprinkling as a substitute for submersion, nor do I support the baptism of babies, infants and toddlers.  I am in agreement with the Word of God.  Water  baptism  in  the  name  of  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ  is  essential  for  salvation  according  to  the  New  Testament  for  this  dispensation.  Those who reject Peters baptism are lost.  I believe baptism also  symbolizes  your oneness with CHRIST in God, that your life is hid with CHRIST in God.  Furthermore, it is for the convinced unbeliever turned believer, representing his or her belief in God’s redemption through Jesus Christ’s finished work on the cross; that HE, JESUS CHRIST, died on the cross for our sin(s); was buried; was resurrected or raised from the dead by GOD’S SPIRIT.  [Synopsis: You are in union with CHRIST in His life, death, burial and resurrection.  Christ gave us this example to follow, being baptized Himself in the Jordan River, albeit under the Old Covenant and commanded us to be baptized in the New Covenant!].  As the songwriter sung, Living,  He  loved  me  –  Dying,  He  saved  me  –  Buried,  He  carried  my  sins  far  away  –  Rising,  He  justified  –  Freed  me  forever  –  One  day  He’s  coming  back  –  Glorious  day”.  There is no other name given under Heaven whereby you must be saved.  Salvation is only by the LORD God who is Christ Jesus!  Having said this, the scriptures contain ample references to the formula for physical water baptism.  Pastor Peter Thomas will obey the commandment of the resurrected JESUS to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost --- which are titles, then will proceed to baptize the candidate using the phrase “ in  the  name  of  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ ”.  This is in accordance with how the founding New Testament Apostles conducted baptisms, in obedience to the Great Commission.  For more information, click Baptism’.
[Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38-41; Matthew 3:13-16; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 4:4-5; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:5, 12, 16, 26-40; Acts 19:5; Galatians 3:26-27; Titus 3:5; Acts 10:43-48; Acts 16:30-34; Acts 22:16; Colossians 3:1-4, 17; 2 Corinthians 4:3-5; Mark 16:16] 


 

Baptism of the Holy Ghost - The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is a gift from the LORD [YHVH] our God; A gift of Almighty God Himself.  This spiritual baptism is the baptism  in  the Spirit of God and also the baptism  with  the Spirit of God.  It is being filled with the Holy Ghost or continuously filled with the Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the Comforter sent from the FATHER, sent from JESUS Himself.  This baptism is a progressive work of the Holy Spirit and is a  FIRE  baptism [spiritual fire], which purges one from inclination to sin and impurities.  As the Father dwelt in Jesus on earth by his Eternal Spirit, every person filled with the Holy Ghost can say, God  lives  in  me.  The baptism with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven is available to the sanctified  (set  apart)  one who in earnest seeks  (tarries)  to be filled.  The Holy Spirit  [Spirit  FROM  God;  SPIRIT  OF  GOD]  guides you into all truth, for HE is the Spirit of Truth.  We thus endorse that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost includes speaking in tongues, YES, but also “speaking by the Spirit of God the languages of the NATIONS for the Glory of God” !    HE,  GOD,  gives you current and future insight, through HIS Holy Spirit.  He gives beautiful languages of the Spirit through utterance, but  you  must speak.  The Holy Spirit will  not  speak in tongues for you,  you  must  speak!  Jesus baptizes you into the Holy Ghost and likewise the Holy Ghost baptizes you into the Body of Jesus Christ. 

[Isaiah 28:11-12Matthew 3:11-12; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:15-17; Luke 24:49; John 1:33; Acts 1:4-5, 8; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; John 14:10-11, 16-18, 26; John 16:7-8, 13; Mark 16:17; Acts 2:1-8, 14-19, 33; Acts 10:44-47; Acts 11:15-16; Acts 19:61 Corinthians 12:10, 13, 27-28; 1 Corinthians 14:2-6, 13-19, 22-33, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 14:39]

 

 

Signs and Wonders / Miracles - Signs and wonders, as well as miracles, are available to all!  They are for today and for the convincing of unbelievers, as well as for the betterment of the believer.  Collectively, they are for the demonstration of the Holy Ghost and of power unto the glory of the LORD!  It is all by God’s grace and sovereignty that His display of love is accessible to us.  Receive  all  that  you  need  TODAY!

[Acts 2:19; Psalms 71:7; Mark 16:17-18; Luke 10:19; Acts 19:11-12; Romans 15:19; John 4:48; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 12, 28; 1 Corinthians 14:22; Jeremiah 32:17, 20, 27; Hebrews 2:4]



Flags - Flags  have  no  business  in  the  Church  of  the  Living  God.  I do not, nor will I display any flag (including the Christian flag) in the House of the LORD.  My allegiance is not to any flag, Government or Nation.  My loyalty is to our Creator, the LORD [YHVH] our God, the Lord Jesus Christ.  HIS banner over me is love.  A banner is a proclamation; a bold statement.  Not displaying the national flag does not mean that one does not love his or her country.  Jesus said,  If  you  love  me”,  you  will,  keep  my  commandments”.  What does displaying a flag symbolize?  Is it scriptural?  A flag serves as a symbol of allegiance.  Faithfulness in the Church of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ takes precedence over the tradition of man.  God’s laws supercedes every other law.  We live in an idolatrous world.  I shall have no other god before our GOD.  We are also exhorted in the New Testament, “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment”.  The banner that the LORD has given us to be displayed is His Truth.  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.  He prayed that the FATHER God would sanctify us through the truth, that HIS Word is truth.  The Apostle Paul said, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; …”.  I seek to please my Creator.  Any and every emblem  (as  well  as  tradition)  will be checked thoroughly against the Word of God, like the Bereans did, to see whether or not they are appropriate and consistent with Scriptures.  Let’s separate church and state.

[1 Corinthians 1:10; Song of Solomon 2:4; John 14:15; Exodus 20:3; Psalms 60:4; Psalms 20:5-7; Galatians 3:28; Hebrews 13:8; Colossians 3:11; Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 12:22-24; John 17:17; Acts 17:28; Acts 17:10-11; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18]


 

Food - God condemns the eating of swine’s flesh.  It was never meant for human consumption.  Scripture also condemns the eating of scavenger meats.  To those who would say that it is the weak believer who believes this, is God weak?  Consider that I am not a novice.  Our predecessors who have taught that it is okay to eat anything, their words do not invalidate, nor supercede, the Word of God.  Prayer  does  not  make  unclean  meat  clean.  For one to say you can eat scavenger and ferocious meats is to differ with what our Creator prescribed for all times.  That is a lying, seducing spirit - part of the doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1).  Proverbs 12:22, “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.”  It is abomination to the LORD.  If you say we are not under The Law, so we can eat anything, you are a weak individual in the area of discipline concerning food.  The Noahic Flood of Genesis 6-9 occurred prior to The Law.  God’s Law concerning dietary habits and restraints is for all times.  This Law goes back to Genesis.  (See  Genesis 1:29-30,  Genesis 6:18-22,  Genesis 7:1-4, 7-9,  Genesis 8:15-22,  Genesis 9:1-4).  Even the account with Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:4), Abel offered the firstlings of his flock.  If you casually misquote, “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you” (Genesis 9:3), I  say  not  so, for in that same verse we are told God has given us every green herb.  Yet we know poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), as well as some other green herbs are not to be eaten.  Trichinosis is poisoning, a disease caused by infestation of trichina larvae or parasitic worm larvae in pork.  Many are sickly and diseased because of this defiance.  God’s Word tells us in Isaiah 66:17 that  they  that  eat  swine's  flesh,  and  the  abomination,  and  the  mouse,  shall  be  consumed  together.  To suggest that one can eat a pig (pork, bacon, pork sausage, baby backs, pork ribs, etc.) is to say that one can also eat a mouse.  Or how about a serpent (Genesis 3:14)?  I know that this is not so.  It is abominable to the LORD.  Respectfully, I ask that you NOT partake of or offer any scavenger meats (examples: NO foods with pork elements, no seafood items like crabs, lobsters or shrimps (any shellfish), nor any catfish, etc.).  Foods or sauces with any of these ingredients in them are not acceptable.  Poultry basics such as clean chicken, turkey, and eggs are fine.  Fish is fine, providing that they have fins and scales or derived from fish with fins and scales.  As a reference, we provide scriptures you may look at: Leviticus 11:9-12; Matthew 7:9, 10; Leviticus chapter 11.  Occasional beef is okay.  We  may  eat  of  clean  meats  to  be  received  with  thanksgiving  ( 1  Timothy  4:3-5  are  clean  meats  to  be  received  or  allowed  to  be  eaten ).  With all these things in moderation, remember your roughage (fruits and vegetables).  Also, though Romans 14:15 is referenced, none of Romans chapter 14 is dealing with unclean meat.  Romans chapter 14 is talking of the weak in faith who say you should not eat any meat at all, particularly meats offered to idols.  But Acts 14:13 also establishes for us that the heathen did not sacrifice with swine or unclean animals.   (See  also  Romans 14:1-4,  1 Corinthians 10:27-31,  1 Corinthians 8:4-9, 11-12,  Romans 14:15,  Romans 14:21,  Romans 14:13,  Isaiah 66:15-17,  Revelation 18:2)(See  also  Hosea 4:6,  Exodus 15:26).  Beans, wholegrain cereals such as oats and many fruits and vegetables are high in soluble fibre [fiber] or roughage.  Enjoy this, consumption of which aids digestion. Whatever you do, including eating and drinking, do it all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).

[Genesis 1:29-30; Genesis 4:4; Genesis 6:18-22; Genesis 7:1-4, 7-9; Genesis 8:15-22; Genesis 9:1-4; Leviticus 11:2-31, 46-47; Deuteronomy 14:2, 4-20; Isaiah 65:2-4; Isaiah 66:17; Proverbs 12:22; Matthew 7:9-10; 1 Timothy 4:1, 3-5; Romans 14:15; Deuteronomy 7:26Leviticus 20:7; Leviticus 20:24bLeviticus 20:25-26; Mark 5:1-2, 5-13; Luke 8:26-33; Matthew 8:28-32; Psalms 19:7-8, 12-13; Acts 14:13; Romans 14:1-4; 1 Corinthians 10:27-31; 1 Corinthians 8:4-9, 11-12; Romans 14:13, 15, 21; Acts 15:28-29; Isaiah 66:15-17; Revelation 18:2; Hosea 4:6; Exodus 15:26; 1 Corinthians 10:31]

 

 

Judgment  -  What  If  Some  Did  Not  Believe?


ARE  YOU  READY  FOR  GOD's  JUDGMENT?

     What if some did not believe?  Shall it make the faith of God without effect?  Evil men and seducers are waxing worse and worse.  I believe that it is going to be just as God said.  Just as in the days of Noah ... as in the days of Lot ... time is winding up on this old world.  (See  Genesis 6:6-8, 17-18,  Genesis 7:1, 21-23,  Genesis 19:1, 12-17, 24-29).  God is going to punish evildoers.  There is a judgment coming on this world and God is going to burn up everything.  (See  Isaiah 24:19-20,  Isaiah 51:6,  Job 14:12,  Isaiah 65:17,  Hebrews 10:26-28,  2 Peter 3:10-13,  Revelation 21:1-5).  This earth and its sin is going to dissolve with fervent heat.  Glory to God!  Sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34).  I would that you reckon that you are going to have to give account to God for the deeds you have done and for your words spoken.  (See  Ecclesiastes 12:14,  Romans 2:5-11,  John 5:29,  2 Corinthians 5:10,  Matthew 12:36-37)


REPENT

     Man got away from the purpose of God in the Garden of Eden.  The Eternal Spirit created us to be holy and perfect.  (See  Leviticus 20:7,  Leviticus 20:26,  Romans 12:1-2,  Matthew 5:48,  Deuteronomy 18:13,  Psalms 19:7,  2 Corinthians 7:1)Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, came to redeem mankind unto himself by the shedding of his own blood on the cross (John 3:16,  1 John 3:16,  Acts 20:28).  Repent and turn to God.  Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Save yourselves from this untoward generation.  Cry out to God for mercy and do works meet for repentance (Acts 2:38, 40,  Matthew 3:8,  Acts 26:20).


SATAN  AND  ALL  UNGODLY  PEOPLE  WILL  PERISH

     The devil, whose name is Satan (not  Lucifer) is a deceiver.  (See  also  1 John 3:8, 9,  Psalms 37:38).  The end fate of the devil and his angels and everyone who disobeys God is they are going to be turned into the fire for a specified, God-determined time and then utterly destroyed by God through that fire.  I am not a proponent of the doctrine of endless torture or eternal conscious torment.  Scripturally, it serves God no purpose.  But God is going to turn up the fire and burn up everything ungodly.  The wages of sin is death, not eternal fire.  God has no pleasure in the death of the sinner.  The soul that sinneth shall surely die. 


HELL  AND  FOREVER

     Satan is not in charge of what has been commonly referred to as hell.  The devil has an end fate, final destruction.  The same fate awaits all that are ungodly.  This is all going to happen on earth, in the earth, not a medieval, dark age underworld (See  Proverbs 11:31  and  Job 1:7).  


     Note that the word  ‘forever’  is  eon (also  aeon), meaning an unspecified period of time.  The Hebrew word  olam  (Strong's  #  5769) and its Greek derivative  aion,  aionios,  aionion  (Strong's  #  165  and  166)  means a space of time, belonging to an age, until the end of the age,  not  an unending length of time.  God will never immortalize sinners.  God will never immortalize Satan.  That is a doctrine of devils, but it does not come from the Word of God.  That devilish doctrine comes from Greek mythology.  1 Timothy 6:14-16 tells us in part of “ ... the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: ... who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; ... Who  only  hath  immortality, ...”.  The ancient Egyptians also believed in the underworld and the god of the underworld, but God told the children of Israel to be circumspect, make no mention of other gods; after the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do (Exodus 23:13, 24, 32, 33,  Leviticus 18:3,  Jeremiah 10:2)


     Forever  had an ending in the case of Jonah (Jonah 2:6,  Jonah 1:17), who cried from the belly of hell (the  whale’s  belly)  (Jonah 2:2,  Matthew 12:40).  Both in the cases of the servant and Samuel, forever meant until they died (Exodus 21:6,  1 Samuel 1:22,  1 Samuel 25:1,  1 Samuel 28:3)No,  Dante Alighieri’s  hell  does not last forever (forever,  as  we  know  it  -  in  terms  of  endlessly).  The devil shall be burned  forever  and  ever  until he’s all gone.  The fire is  unquenchable,  meaning the fire is not quenched (non-extinguishable) until it has done its job (See  Revelation 20:10,  the  devil’s  fate,  along  with  death  and  hell).  Malachi 4:3 says, “And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.”  Hell  is an old English word mistranslated from Hebrew  (Old  Testament)  and Greek  (New  Testament)  into the English language.  Thirty one (31) times in the King James Version Old Testament  hell  is translated from  sheol.  In the King James Version New Testament, twelve (12) times  hell  is translated from  gehenna,  ten (10) times  hell  is translated from  hades,  and one (1) time  hell  is translated from  tarturus.  Out of the fifty four (54) times these four (4) original words were translated thus, they generally meant  grave.  In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word  sheol  means grave.  In the New Testament, the Greek word  hades  means the grave and sometimes a place of punishment.  Jesus used the Greek word  Gehenna  to refer to The Valley of Hinnom, a very steep ravine southwest of Jerusalem.  Here they burned garbage, the carcasses of unclean animals and even cadavers of executed criminals were thrown into Gehenna fire.  Note what Jesus said,  Where  their  worm  dieth  not,  and  the  fire  is  not  quenched  (Mark 9:44, 46, 48)Understand that if their bodies ended up being thrown directly into the fire, then they were consumed by that fire.  However, if their bodies landed on a ledge or steep ravine, their putrefying bodies were then infested with maggots or worms, which consumed all the flesh parts - leaving only skeletal remains.  Their worm died not and the fire quenched not until all the refuse matter had consumed away (Mark 9:43-48).  It was the city dump.  


     Strong’s Greek  #  G4663: skolex (pronounced sko'-lakes); Word: skwlhx; Origin: of uncertain derivation; a grub, maggot or earth-worm: -- worm.  Strong’s Hebrew: H7415 (rimnah)  /  H8438 (towla) define as: a worm, specifically that kind which preys upon dead bodies.  The last word used one (1) time in the New Testament is  tarturus,  meaning  place  of  darkness. 


WHAT  MUST  I  DO  TO  BE  SAVED?

     Sinner man, Mr. Worldly Wise, what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?  Ms. Know It All, Mrs. Deceived, what are you going to do when Jesus comes to take vengeance on this old world?  There is a fire kindled by God Himself and unless you repent according to  Acts 2:38,  He is going to cut you off by fire without mercy!  (See  Deuteronomy 32:22,  Romans 11:22,  Hebrews 10:26-28,  James 4:12).  For our God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24,  Deuteronomy 9:3,  Hebrews 12:29).  Alright, there you have it.  The earth is going to be burnt up.  Fire also purifies.  The Lord is going to set the whole earth on fire.  Then there will be new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.  Old John saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, and God dwelling with His people (Revelation 21:1-7)


DON'T  BE  LOST  -  GET  BAPTIZED  IN  THE  NAME  OF  JESUS  CHRIST

     Dear reader, God’s only plan of salvation for you is that you repent of your sins,  get  baptized  in  water  in  the  name  of  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ  for the remission (removal) of your sins and get the Holy Ghost, do works meet for repentance and you live a holy, sanctified life.  Without this, you are lost.  This  is  the  Gospel.  I present, you investigate.  If you heed my counsel, it’ll do you good.  Consider what I say.  You must answer to your Creator, now or later. 


READ  THE  BIBLE  FOR  YOURSELF

[Romans 3:3-42 Timothy 3:13John 1:4, 5, 9John 3:192 Corinthians 4:3-4Psalms 9:17Deuteronomy 32:22Romans 11:222 Thessalonians 1:6-10Romans 15:41 Timothy 4:1Ephesians 4:5Genesis 1:1, 26-28, 31Genesis 2:7-9, 15-25Genesis 3:1-24; Leviticus 20:7; Leviticus 20:26; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 5:48; Deuteronomy 18:13; Psalms 19:7; 2 Corinthians 7:1; John 3:3, 5, 7Mark 16:16-17Proverbs 14:34Ecclesiastes 12:14Romans 2:5-11John 5:292 Corinthians 5:10Matthew 12:36-37John 3:161 John 3:16Acts 20:28Acts 2:38, 40Matthew 3:8Acts 26:201 John 3:8, 9; Psalms 37:38; Proverbs 11:31Job 1:71 Timothy 6:14-16Exodus 23:13, 24, 32-33Leviticus 18:3Jeremiah 10:2Deuteronomy 4:24Deuteronomy 9:3; Hebrews 12:29; Genesis 6:6-8, 17-18; Genesis 7:1, 21-23; Genesis 19:1, 12-17, 24-29; Isaiah 24:19-20Isaiah 51:6Job 14:12Isaiah 65:17; Hebrews 10:26-28; 2 Peter 3:10-13Revelation 21:1-7Genesis 13:13Genesis 19:24Luke 17:282 Peter 2:6, 9John 12:48John 5:28-29Job 21:30, 32Daniel 12:1-4James 1:15Romans 6:23Genesis 3:22; Malachi 4:1, 3Revelation 21:8Matthew 13:40-42Revelation 20:7-10Proverbs 11:31Job 1:72 Peter 3:10Revelation 20:14-15Matthew 16:27Luke 12:47-48Matthew 10:28; James 4:12; Psalms 37:10, 20Isaiah 47:14Jude 1:7Revelation 14:11Jonah 2:6Jonah 1:17Jonah 2:2Matthew 12:40Exodus 21:61 Samuel 1:22Malachi 4:3; 2 Peter 2:6; Mark 9:43-48Isaiah 66:24Matthew 3:12Jeremiah 17:272 Chronicles 36:19Matthew 5:30Ezekiel 18:20, 30-32Matthew 25:41, 46Luke 16:19-31Romans 6:162 Peter 3:9Matthew 16:26Mark 8:36Isaiah 28:21Job 4:17Ezekiel 33:11Luke 9:562 Peter 3:13Revelation 21:4Isaiah 65:16-19Nahum 1:9Revelation 20:11-15]

 

 

Strife - Pastor Peter Thomas has a zero level of tolerance for strife, envying, confusion and evil.  I am a peaceful person that the LORD has chosen to have HIS hands upon.  His BLESSING is upon me and amongst me, and the only striving that is acceptable is for us to strive toward peace and a harmonious flow.  It is my policy to promote peace, love, goodwill and unity in our ministry and in the earth.  I speak the  LIFE  of God that eradicates strife from your life.  Come join me in a fellowship of believers that dares to operate in  ‘excellence  of  spirit’.

[James 3:13-18; Psalms 133:1-3; Titus 3:9Ephesians 4:3; 1 Corinthians 14:33; Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 15:18; Proverbs 16:28; Proverbs 17:1, 14, 19; Proverbs 20:3; Proverbs 22:10; Proverbs 26:17, 20-21; Proverbs 28:25; Proverbs 29:22; Proverbs 30:33; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; Psalms 35:1; 2 Timothy 2:24-26]



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