Friday, May 31, 2024

"'I and My Father are One'"

by Guy C. LaMar

FACT – God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ are ONE.

Neither ever changes. And, both are completely perfect.

Our Lord Jesus tells us to seek FIRST and FOREMOST the Kingdom of God and His righteousness – His example.

The very word kingdom – means government. And a government is run by laws. And laws are by definition - the system of rules which a particular government recognizes as regulating the actions of its people and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.

The LORD God’s kingdom and the LORD God’s Law are equal to the LORD God’s Way for mankind to conduct themselves.

Our Lord Jesus Christ lived God’s Law – His Way – perfectly. And this made Him perfect and thus He sacrificed His life for us as a perfect example of how to live by.

Yet, sadly, mankind as a whole seems to feel that the LORD God’s Way is flawed.

Mankind as a whole twists things to fit their way and to excuse away the LORD God’s Law, Statutes, Ordinances, and Judgments.

“What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the Law. …” – Romans 7:7.

The LORD God made it crystal clear that to be a part of the family of God, we MUST obey the Law of God. The LORD God cannot have rebellion, anarchy, and disobedience.

To “LOOK TO JESUS” is to understand the Law of God in motion. So that we too may follow the LORD God’s Way unto eternal life. Thus making us a part of the family of God.

Let us let go of the lies and accept the living Truth of God, the living Word of God, and the Plan of God – over any emotional feel-good garbage. Once a person begins to embrace the Truth of God and the LORD God’s Way unto Life then they will be far more spiritually uplifted and far more spiritually wiser than any foolish religious ignorant in this world who have made up imaginary gods and goddesses of their myths and fantasies.

As our LORD God tells us, “’ I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me. … I am the LORD, and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.’” – Ezekiel 45:5, 7.

“’ No one has ascended to heaven ... ’”

Anyone who reads and studies God’s living word - the Holy Bible – and truly understands it and NOT any church philosophies will know that the doctrine of “going to heaven” when you die is an ancient pagan doctrine – and IT IS NOT anywhere in God’s living word!

In fact, our Lord Jesus Christ makes it clear that He was the only one who ever ascended into the heavens. No man or woman that has ever existed (not even the great King David) has gone to the Third Heaven! ONLY JESUS CHRIST!

The Third Heaven – the LORD God’s throne, the headquarters of the kingdom of God is coming to EARTH – so says the living word of God!

Also, anyone who truly understands God’s living word truthfully understands that to go into “the lake of fire which burns with fire and brimstone” (the gehenna fire) will perish. Never to live again.

God’s living word NOWHERE says that people will be eternally tortured and in eternal torment in this “lake of fire.”

First And Foremost – a physical human body would not be able to remain eternally in a “hell fire.” Physical flesh burns up and is eventually turned to dust.

Second – Revelation 20:10 – speaks about Satan the devil and his demons who will be “cast into the lake of fire and brimstone,” “and they will be tormented day and night [spiritually] [from ages to ages].”

All people need to unlearn the lies that they have been taught from childhood by their ignorant church leaders.

The concept that the LORD God is so sadistic as to allow people – who do not properly understand God’s living Word, Truth, and Plan – to be tortured and tormented for all eternity is OUTRAGEOUS and BLASPHEMOUS UNTO GOD!

God the Father has not called them out of this world yet – their hearts and minds have not yet been opened to the living Word of God, the Truth of God, and the ultimate Plan of God!

The LORD God – the family of God, which at this time consists of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, has a GREATER and MORE WONDEROUS design than anything Satan the devil’s propaganda ministers can put out!

There will be billions upon billions of people in the glorious kingdom of God AFTER they have been resurrected and AFTER their hearts and minds have been opened to the TRUTH OF GOD! That is the living Truth of God!

How anyone who hears this glorious, revealed Truth can just simply walk away from this Truth is beyond me!?

But, as our Lord Jesus Christ says – through His holy angel – “’ He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still [holy with the glorious Spirit of God].’” – Revelation 22:11.

Those who refuse to repent, those who are “cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the SECOND DEATH.’” – Revelation 21:8.

They will perish as if they never existed. Ashes under the feet of the righteous. And when the righteous walk upon their ashes it will be a reminder as to the ultimate result of the unrepentant sinners! □

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

What Is Hell? (Sermon)

Leonard V. Johnson    About

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Greetings Everyone! Welcome to the taping of the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries! Welcome, our dear brethren and friends in Midland, Michigan; Montreal, Canada; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina! Welcome! I’m your host Leonard V. Johnson. The V stands for victory! Let us all brethren and friends be able to say as our beloved Apostle Paul was able to say, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Just what is hell?

And no, it’s not living with my wife.

No worries – I dearly love my wife – that was just a joke.

There are billions of people worldwide who are confused about hell. What is hell? Who is it that goes to hell? And why would they go to a hell? Is hell a literal place – a geographical location that you can find on a map? Or is hell just merely a state of mind – or a metaphor, or a made-up story to threaten bad children?

Let us discover today, what God’s living word says about this subject – What is hell?

Is there any chance that you may go to hell? What would you say or think if somebody had told you – that even though you are righteous, your chances of going to a hell are exactly one hundred percent!?

So, what about this place or this thing that is called hell?

Well, brethren and friends, let’s clear the cobwebs of confusion from this mystery subject.

You know – according to a Pew Research Center poll done in 2014 – Most Americans believe in heaven … and hell. Roughly seven in ten (72%) Americans say they believe in heaven. at the same time, 58% of U.S. adults also believe in hell — a place “where people who have led bad lives and die without being sorry are eternally punished.” 1 Why the difference? Is it possible that the majority who believe in a heaven just cannot bring themselves to believe that a loving, merciful Creator God could assign a person to a place of torture and torment for all eternity?

Since ancient times (roughly from the Shang Dynasty in China, which lasted from 1556 BC to 1046 BC) Chinese people believed that the souls of the dead lived in another world: the nether world and graves were their earthly residences. So, a type of what is known as heaven.

According to Stats NZ in 2019 – and I’ll leave you a link to this below – say that more than 2 million New Zealanders say they have no religion – with a population of nearly 5 million in 2019.

And apart from this world’s supposed Christian religion, there is Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, and the Māori, and the Rātana.

Now, back in 2021, I gave a sermon that is posted on our YouTube channel called, “A Real Hellfire!”  Be sure to go check that sermon out also, it has a lot of information that we are discussing today.

Are you just one of those who would rather not think about it? Is the very thought of hell too much for you?

Well, not to be surprised, even many religious theologians are confused. Most of them don’t even believe in a literal hell.

Dr. David Shackelford and Ray Clendenen of the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary wrote, “Few would question that the Bible reveals hell as a place of spiritual and emotional torment for the final impenitent.” 2

However, the Wycliffe Bible Dictionary does state, “In common and theological usage, hell is the place of future punishment of the wicked dead. However,” – and this is the part I like, “since the King James Version uses the word “hell” to also signify the grave … care must be taken to prevent mistakes and confusion.” 3

The CHRISTIANITY.COM EDITORIAL STAFF claims that hell is “a place of total, conscious, eternal separation from the blessings of God.”

The CONVERSATION online states that hell is “complicated precisely because it is a term used to denote a cluster of diverse ideas in the biblical tradition.”

Got Questions states that hell is, “a place of misery and suffering; hell is where torment and anguish never cease.” And they reference Revelation chapter 14, verse 11 as proof that what they say is correct.

Christian Pure online states that hell is, “The Bible is clear that hell is a place of punishment for the wicked and unrighteous. Those who reject God and His offer of salvation, refuse to repent their sins, and trust in Jesus Christ will ultimately be consigned to this place of eternal torment.”

O’ My – eternal damnation and hellfire!

This doesn’t sound like a God you would want to worship, does it?

They are fairly consistent – an abysmal confusion!

It’s time that you learn the living truth of the LORD God!

The LORD God’s living word speaks plainly about this subject of hell.

So, what we’ve discovered from just a little research is that there are two main ideas throughout this world concerning hell. One – that people totally deny that hell even exists. And they pass hell off as a mere superstition.

Then the other is that they completely believe in – by the majority of biblical fundamentalists – that hell is a place of punishment for the wicked and unrighteous, a place of eternal torture – never-ending torment. And that hell is ruled by a forked-tailed devil with horns growing out of his head who gleefully roasts sinners on a spit – like you would a hot dog on a barbecue spit. According to this belief – this idea – there is constant wailing and screaming, crying, and shrieking coming from the sinners being roasted alive. And they are tormented like this for all eternity!

But, could this be true!? Is this dismal fate for sinners true!? But if all sinners or people who are not religious in any way go to this place of never-ending torture and torment – doesn’t it strike you as unmerciful?

After all, the stats for 2024 regarding non-religious people in the United States of America is a whopping 28%! A new study from Pew Research finds that the religiously unaffiliated – a group comprised of atheists, agnostics and those who say their religion is "nothing in particular" – is now the largest cohort in the U.S. That is nearly 96 million people!

Our Lord Jesus Christ emphatically says – in His living word – “ … ‘unless you repent [and believe the gospel] you will all likewise perish.’”

Therefore if only true Christians – Christian means, followers of Jesus the Messiah – and if all others are doomed to an everlasting hell that is never quenched, that must mean that the overall majority of mankind will eventually end up in hell?

Surely that type of scenario pictures Satan the devil as much more powerful and intelligent than our Creator God of the universe and all spirits? Something surely must be wrong with such a concept of hell!

Turn with me to the Book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. It speaks of this Lucifer – whose name has been changed to Satan the Adversary. Isaiah chapter 14 –

Verses 12 – 14.

Notice in the Book of Luke, chapter 10, that our Lord Jesus Christ is high above any archangel or angel.

Verse 17.

Jeremiah Chapter 10 –

Verse 6.

Matthew chapter 19 –

Verse 26.

All things are possible with the LORD God! The glorious family of God – which at this time consists of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ! His living word never pictures the Creator of the Universe and all things as being woefully impotent, weak, or incapable of doing something – something like saving the overall majority of everyone that has ever lived or will ever live!

The LORD God is also all merciful and They are love!

Turn with me to 1st John chapter 4 –

Verses 8-10.

Also, notice this in the Book of 2nd Peter chapter 3 –

Verses 8 – 9.

The LORD God doesn’t want ANYONE to perish (which means cease to exist), but for everyone to come to repentance and be saved.

Therefore it is completely inconceivable that such a loving, mighty, merciful Creator God would allow Satan the devil to thwart Their MASTER PLAN FOR THE REDEMPTION OF ALL MANKIND! The LORD God would never allow the people They love – recall John 3:16 – or even for that matter people that have never heard the name Jesus Christ to be tortured and tormented in a hell everlasting for all eternity! That would make the LORD God a sadistic monster, an evil fiend!

Thank Almighty God that such a concept about hell is completely false! And GOD’S LIVING WORD PROVES IT SO!

Now, in this sermon – to save time, and not be repetitive - I won’t go over with you the three separate Greek words for hell. The Greek words, Hades – the grave; Gehenna – which means “hell fire”; and Tartaroo, which is only used once in God’s living word – meaning a place of restraint for the fallen angels. It never has anything to do with men. I discuss all three of these Greek words in our sermon, “Is There A Hell?”

You know, John the Baptist – and did you catch that? John the Baptist, that is where the Baptists get their name. Are we not to follow our Lord Jesus Christ? Not John the Baptist. Now, it is true, however, that many claim that the name Baptist has different origins. But in Medieval France, the name was derived from the seigneury (or rather lord) of Batiste, which was named after Saint Jean Baptiste – also known as John the Baptist.

But, John the Baptist spoke about the final fate or destiny of the wicked. Seeing the evil-minded and blasphemous Pharisees and their ilk coming around him as he taught the Gospel, John was moved by the Spirit to exclaim, - and let’s turn to the Book of Matthew, chapter 3, so I don’t misquote this –

Matthew Chapter 3 –

Verses 7 – 8.

And he thundered these hypocrisies –

Notice verse 10.

Into the “fire.”

Verse 12.

“Unquenchable fire.”

Here, John the Baptist is describing the fate of the wicked who will not repent and change. Like cut brush, thistles, and chaff of the threshing floor, they will ultimately be cast into a fire and burned up! Now, this fire does not torture, does not just merely singe – it thoroughly consumes whatever is cast into it!

And what strange unquenchable fire was John the Baptist speaking about!? Well, let’s continue and see just what our Lord Jesus has to say about this mysterious unquenchable fire.

Our Lord Jesus first mentions this hell in Matthew chapter 5.

Notice Matthew chapter 5 –

Verse 22.

“Hellfire”! What hellfire is our Lord Jesus talking about!?

Well, the Greek word being used here is the word Gehenna. Referring to an ancient dwelling place called the Valley of Hinnom. It was a valley south of Jerusalem now called the Wadi Rababa. It became the place of child sacrifices to false gods. Later the Jews would use this place – the valley of Hinnom – to dump refuse, the dead bodies of animals, and executed criminals. So, our Lord Jesus used this valley of Hinnom as a figurative expression, as a symbol, of the final hell fire which will consume the bodies of the incorrigibly wicked who will not repent or change.

But, when will the incorrigibly wicked perish in this hellfire? When will they be cast into this Gehenna fire? Let’s find out! Turn with me in your Bible to the Book of Revelation.

Revelation chapter 20 –

Here we find a brief summary of the LORD God’s Plan for the future. We learn that when our Lord Jesus returns, Satan the devil and his minions – his demons – will be spiritually bound, and the LORD God's saints will be resurrected and will begin co-ruling with our Lord Jesus Christ on the Earth for a thousand years.

Notice, verses 1 – 4.

Notice, verse 5.

So, at the end of our Lord Jesus Christ’s Millennial rule – at the end of His thousand-year rule on planet Earth, everyone who has ever lived and died – including unborn babies that never had a chance to live – who were never a follower of our Lord Jesus, or who never even knew His glorious name, will be resurrected back to life. This awesome resurrection, of both small and great, rich and poor, is spoken of in verse 12.

It's also spoken of in the Book of Ezekiel chapter 37 – we have an online web article entitled, “Do you understand Ezekiel chapter 37.” We hope you do read it – it’s packed with valuable information. Also called the Valley of Bones.

Notice this is a resurrection unto life!

Notice that the Book of Life was opened!

Those who are coming up in this second resurrection will be judged “according to their works by the things which were written in the books” – speaking about the books of the Holy Bible! But, notice the last part here – verse 15.

They will be innumerable billions who have ever lived and those who will ever live and died – who never had a chance for salvation, or didn’t know enough for salvation – those who have lived and died in darkness, in ignorance, those who never had a chance to hear the true gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ during their lives. At that period in time, they will be offered salvation – in which God the Father will begin calling them, and their eyes will begin to be opened to the LORD God’s truth, and they will be offered their first and only chance for salvation.

Continuing here – verses 13-15.


We have a free online booklet entitled, “The Two Resurrections” that explains in detail what we are speaking about here. Be sure to read this booklet today. 

So anyone, after being given this glorious chance – just as we are in this lifetime brethren, that after being called by Father God and then turns their back on Him and the glorious offer of salvation – or those who outright refuse, will just simply be cast into the lake of fire and BURNED UP and WILL PERISH.

This is not another resurrection. This is not a third resurrection unto condemnation. Because there are only two resurrections.

This lake of fire is the Gehenna fire spoken of by our Lord Jesus Christ; it is the fire spoken of by John the Baptist, it is the hellfire that is spoken about in your Bible.

Notice in verse 14, that it is called the second death. It is A FINAL DEATH from which there will be no resurrection! This is the death penalty of sin spoken of in the Book of Romans chapter 6, verse 23.

And this is the death penalty that our Lord Jesus Christ came to save us from – all of us!

Let’s notice here in the Book of Revelation – chapter 21 –

Verse 8.

Now, how long will this hellfire last? How hot will it be?

The Apostle Peter helps us understand these questions.

Let’s turn in our Bibles to 2nd Peter chapter 3 –

Verse 10.

Notice verse 7.

Very clear and certainly should be understandable. This fire is the same lake of fire we read about in the Book of Revelation, when the LORD God – especially our ultimate Judge – the living Jesus Christ – judges for a certain length of time (just as They are judging us now brethren – at the end of our lifetime, let us pray, and I’ll mention it once again, let us pray that we can be able to say just what the Apostle Paul said at the end of his lifetime, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

Those who were resurrected and who refuse to repent and change – who refuse to obey the LORD God will ultimately be thrown into the lake of fire – consumed and perish.

Now, I’d like to explain a little here that a great many get confused when they read the Book of Revelation – thinking that the flow of events that happen are IN ORDER as they are written in the chapters. IT IS NOT! The Book of Revelation is not in chronological order! The events recorded didn’t happen exactly in the same order in which he recorded them – because there are flashbacks. And there are flash-forwards!

So, the incorrigibly wicked – those of the ilk of say, the terrorist group Hamas, or ISIS – those who deliberately persist in rebellion against the LORD God when they know better – will have no part in the glorious kingdom of God! They will simply perish in the lake of fire.

Notice the Book of Malachi chapter 4.

This is speaking of the Day of the LORD!

Verses 1 – 3.

Now, turning in our Bibles to the Book of Psalms, chapter 37 –

Notice verse 20.

So, even here – King David knew of the true fate of the incorrigibly wicked!

Now, the great majority in this world continue to believe and teach that this hellfire – this lake of fire – is EVERLASTING. Is it everlasting?

Turning back in the New Testament, to the Book of Matthew, our dearly beloved Apostle Matthew recorded our Lord Jesus using the expression “everlasting fire.” Notice chapter 18 –

Verse 8.

Also chapter 25 of the Book of Matthew –

Verse 41.

What did our Lord Jesus mean – “everlasting fire”!?

As we are aware, the New Testament was written in the Koine Greek. The word used for everlasting is the Greek word aiónios. And this word comes from the Greek aión or EE-ON – which means an AGE. The word aión is translated as AGES in Ephesians chapter 2 verse 7. Along with Colossians chapter 1 verse 26.

So, this aiónios fire that our Lord Jesus Christ is speaking of refers to the age-ending fire that will occur at the end of His Millennial age. Indeed, a thousand years is often considered an “age.”

This is why our Lord GOD calls it aiónios or age-ending fire! The word being used – everlasting – is a misleading word – since the lake of fire will not burn FOREVER and EVER – as the Book of Revelation chapter 20, verse 10 improperly translates. It should read, “eternal ages.”

Turning to the Book of Jude – notice that our Lord Jesus was not at all speaking about an everlasting fire – in the sense that the majority of people have been taught.

The Book of Jude – and its verse 7.

There’s that word, eternal.” As in “eternal ages.”

And the Apostle Jude wrote – inspired by the glorious Spirit of God – that the utter destruction of those cities on the plain was destroyed as an EXAMPLE for all of us. Their ultimate fate depicts the ultimate fate of all the incorrigibly wicked at the end of our Lord Jesus’ Millennial age. The cities of the plains – Sodom and Gomorrah suffered the vengeance of “eternal fire.”

Let’s briefly read just what happened to those wicked cities in the Book of Genesis.

Genesis chapter 19 –

Verses 24-28.

This terrible destruction is a TYPE of age-end lake of fire that will consume and cause to perish the incorrigibly wicked.

Also, a great majority of our peoples misunderstand another Scripture.

Let’s briefly turn to the Book of Mark chapter 9.

Let’s read verse 43.

Into the fire that shall never be quenched.

Does this mean a fire that never burns out!? As so many suppose?

There are places right here on Earth that appear to be eternally burning – like the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan – it’s been burning since 1971. Then there’s the Yanar Dag or Fire Mountain in Azerbaijan. Or Burning Mountain in Australia – which they claim has been smoldering for some 6,000 years. But, eventually, they will burn themselves out! But will they be quenched? No. They are left unquenched.

Even so, this Gehenna fire will not be quenched or put out. Nevertheless, given enough time – just like these seemingly eternally burning fires mentioned around the world – it will burn itself out! Doing some research for this sermon, I asked the question, “does all things that are set on fire eventually burn out?” And good ol' COPILOT chimed in – wildfires, climate change, prescribed burns, something about a fire triangle – fuel, oxygen, heat. I thought it was a simple question – “does all things that are set on fire eventually burn out?” I guess it’s not a simple question.

Think about this – even stars in the universe eventually burn out!!

So, in conclusion here – the fate of the incorrigibly wicked, in God’s living word, is death. The second death in the lake of fire.

Notice as our last Scripture – the Book of Ezekiel chapter 18 –

Verse 4.

Verse 20.

They will simply cease to exist. They will have no more thoughts, feelings, or emotions. They will simply be dust and ashes under the feet of the righteous. Now, brethren and friends – that’s a truly merciful Creator God!

Thank you for listening and being here with us on this beautiful day! Until next time, this is Leonard Johnson for the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries – Goodbye for now.

And… God Speed.


1) Murphy, C., Most Americans believe in heaven … and hell, Pew Research Center, Nov. 10, 2015.
2) Holman Reference, 2015 by B&H Publishing Group pg. 733.
3) Wycliffe Bible Dictionary, Hendrickson Publishers, Nov. 1999, pp. 778-779.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Once Saved, Always Saved? (Sermon)

Leonard V. Johnson     About

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Greetings Everyone! Our dear brethren and friends in Brussels, Belgium; Dublin, Ireland; Midland, Michigan, here in the States, and Four Oaks, North Carolina. Welcome! Thank you for being here with us this holy Sabbath for the taping of the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries.

It’s been a little while since my last sermon. The reason for the long absence is because of sinus issues. That has been getting better, however – thank you so much for your continued prayers on my behalf.

I asked a fellow servant of our Lord Jesus Christ for a suggested subject for a sermon today, for this holy Sabbath. He gave me several subjects. The subject of “Once saved, Always saved” came up.

So, let’s talk about this today. Is once saved, always saved a true doctrine from God’s living word!?

Sadly, the majority in this Protestant world believes in the idea that once saved, always saved is a doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ. Those of you who are, or have been, a Baptist surely know this concept. That by being saved – what they mean is – you had joined their church, you had gone down their isle, and you had quote, “Given your heart to the Lord.” You had been baptized, and you were now saved for all eternity – no matter what. You were “born again” – once saved, always saved. And whatever you did from that moment forward – you would still be once saved, always saved. An idea that many also call eternal security.

Also, a great many who were once a member of the Church of God have adopted this false understanding of – once saved, always saved. That once they had accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior – salvation was assured.

Now, our Lord Jesus tells us in Matthew chapter 24 verse 13 – “’ But he who endures to the end shall be saved.’”

This concept or understanding of “once saved, always saved” is true ONLY – and I stress that word ONLY – if it is understood as having TWO MAJOR CONDITIONS attached.

First and foremost is that those who accept our Lord Jesus Christ and the blood that He shed for us – for the remission of sins – MUST remain faithful, and endure, in their commitment to Him! And this faithfulness and endurance have conditions. The faith that saves IS A LIVING FAITH! It is alive, and dynamic. And living faith without works is a dead faith.

The second condition for this concept or understanding to be true: those who are called by Father God, repent, are baptized, and have hands laid upon them – receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit – must be growing in the grace of God and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as well as OVERCOMING!

This concept – without these two conditions – just simply makes salvation nothing more than a lip service, or a mental agreement with the proposition that Jesus is Savior. It completely fails to address the awesome reason and the grand purpose of salvation! The great Elohim – the family of God, which at this time consists of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ has a most glorious purpose for YOUR CALLING! Far beyond anything as a mere lip service of “I gave my heart to the Lord!”

God the Father’s calling is for us to be a new creature – a new creation! Turn with me in your Bible to 2 Corinthians chapter 5 –

Verse 17.

The Apostle Paul adds in Galatians 6:15 – “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation.”

So, he is saying that the things that are truly important about salvation – are not whether you’re circumcised or uncircumcised physically – it pertains to the LORD God’s new creation in Christ Jesus! This very subject of circumcision came up not long ago from my sister in which she stated that she has a friend that couldn’t invite me over to her house unless I was physically circumcised. Apparently not properly understanding the LORD our God’s living words – concerning the circumcision of the heart. The LORD God is creating in us literal sons and daughters to God the Father, and literal brothers and sisters to our Elder Brother Jesus Christ – in Their image and likeness! You should remember this glorious hope every single day of our Christian journey.

Notice in 1st Corinthians chapter 15, the Apostle Paul writes – under the glorious inspiration of God’s Spirit – that our glorious transformation is already underway brethren –

1st Corinthians chapter 15 –

Beginning in verse 42 to verse 49.

Our LORD God’s living word not only says that we will be – someday – composed of Their very Spirit, but that our very nature and character will be like Theirs! Truly, if the LORD God just merely wanted subservience, They would have created us not to need Godly character. The LORD God is doing a work in us through which we will become like Them. Now, angels also have free will – which allows beings to make choices without having to be coerced or forced to do so. If a being does not have free will, an outside force controls their actions. I could easily get into a sub-subject about this – it’s certainly an exciting topic – but, let’s stay focused: 

Once Saved, Always Saved?

Our LORD God’s Master Plan for the redemption of all mankind requires that we choose life or death, blessings or curses (cf. Deuteronomy 30:19). We must choose – just like the angels had to choose obedience or disobedience. Let us notice how our beloved Apostle Paul draws our attention to what it will take on our part to make the LORD God’s very purpose for our work – 1st Corinthians chapter 15 –

Verses 57 and 58.

The Greek word nikos for “victory” is from the same root as NEE-COW-OH, which means “overcome.” The Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words – “NIKAŌ (νικάω), to conquer, overcome, is translated “(them) that come victorious (from)” in Rev. 15:2, R.V. (A.V., “that had gotten the victory”). See CONQUER, OVERCOME, PREVAIL.” 1

Brethren, overcoming is being victorious over the pull of our human nature against the LORD God in the self, also victorious over Satan the devil, and victorious over this present evil age – this world.

The Apostle Paul also exhorts us, brethren, to be “always abounding in the work of the Lord.” And what is our Lord God’s work? It’s creating. So, by using the phraseology “your labor,” the Apostle Paul – inspired by the very Spirit of God – is drawing our attention to our responsibilities. Our labor in the Lord is whatever energies or sacrifices it takes to yield to the LORD God so that They can do Their work in us. Recall the living word of God refers to God several times as the Potter, and that we are the clay.

Following our initial heartfelt repentance, we MUST find the motivation to use our faith to yield to the LORD God. While in a doctor's office recently I browsed a stop smoking pamphlet (even though I do not smoke), and in bold letters, it had as one of the tips for success – “Deal With Urges: Whether physical or mental, learn your triggers and make a plan to address them. Avoid situations that make you want to smoke (and I add here, that make you want to give in to temptations).” The LORD God wants us to grow spiritually and change to become more like Them as much as possible in this lifetime. Notice the Apostle Paul’s encouraging words in 2nd Timothy chapter 2.

Beginning in verses 15 to 21.

So, the Apostle Paul is implying that the vessels that are in the LORD God’s house are not all of the same quality. But, if we work and apply ourselves to PURGE and PURIFY what is DEFILING and DISHONORING us, we can become a vessel of honor.

Notice 1st John chapter 3 –

Verse 3.

We all started out, brethren, as vessels of dishonor. Even after the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ cleanses us, we still oftentimes sin, thus dishonoring both Him and our very character. From this dishonor, we must be continually cleansed.

Turn with me to the Book of Philippians chapter 2 –

Beginning in verse 12.

The LORD God lays the responsibility upon us to work in partnership with Them as They work with and within us. Recall, we say it all the time – CHRIST IN US! And brethren, the purpose of this work is not to earn salvation. Because no one can earn salvation. The purpose of this work is to allow the LORD God to do Their creation in us and to test us. They want us to be prepared for the glorious kingdom of God. And, at the same time, we will be glorifying the LORD God through the witness of our very lives.

Now, do we have an eternal security?

This mostly Protestant view itself is founded upon the false concept that human beings possess an immortal soul. One of the first lies foisted upon mankind in the garden of Eden.

Turning to the Book of Genesis chapter 3 –

We read in … well… beginning in verses 1 to 3.

Just previously, the LORD God had informed both Adam and Eve that disobedience exacts a grave penalty, death─ and death means the cessation of life─ and the fact that if a person will not repent of their sins against the LORD God, it means death─ no chance at eternal life. This WARNING from the LORD God was given at the very beginning!

Notice what the Whisperer – the archangel Lucifer (now Satan the Adversary) replied to Eve –

Verses 4 and 5.

Here is the lie – He told her in essence, “Listen, Linda, you have an immortal soul. God cannot enforce this warning.” Throughout the centuries, this false doctrine of mankind having an immortal soul has come along in a plethora of forms – whether from MAN-EE-KISM of the third century, or Augustine of Hippo (who we at the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries and our affiliated churches do not believe that he ever was a saint of our glorious LORD God) – Augustine proposed that God grants a second grace known as the gift of perseverance, eventually morphing it into this false doctrine we are speaking of today theoretical security. Then there is also Free-Grace theology – a false view that holds that the only condition of salvation is faith, excluding good works, and what our Lord Jesus says, ““’ But he who endures to the end shall be saved.’” They hold tight to this concept of their eternal security. Then there is also a concept of Hyper-Grace, which teaches a strong form of eternal security. Proponents of this wacky theological concept claim that deny Christians in eternity will have different degrees of rewards.

And we could go on and on and on – and speak concerning all these differing beliefs on this false concept of “Once saved, always saved.” But, a wise man once said – if it sounds too complicated, then it’s highly likely it’s false. Because as our LORD God says in 1st Corinthians chapter 14, and verse 33 – “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.” This indicates that if your church is in confusion and your doctrine is too complicated – it’s not our Lord Jesus Christ’s Church. It’s a synagogue of Satan.

And, it is also known as the “Doctrine of Eternal Security.” And, as I stated earlier – this heretical doctrine has resurfaced in many of the splinter groups of the Church of God.

The majority of Protestants believe wholeheartedly that their salvation is assured once they accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Calling it, “Once saved, always saved.” To them, it means that God’s grace eternally covers them, and thus they have eternal security – and that God is bound to accept them and give them salvation NO MATTER WHAT occurs after they accept Jesus.

The whole idea of “eternal security” is a completely ridiculous concept! Father God is pure and holy – reference 1st Peter chapter 1, verses 15-16. Father God will not accept anyone if they are not as He is. Think of this – He forsook His own Son, our Lord Jesus Christ when the sins of the whole world were laid upon Him! Why would He accept anyone – who is far more personally sinful – if that person failed to REPENT of their sins and yet reached out to Him demanding Him to save them “just as I am”!

Here's an analogy that Protestants should find helpful – just because a criminal is absolved of committing a certain crime DOES NOT mean that he will never again be guilty of another crime. Of course, Catholics are taught to go to “confession” once a year and repent to their priest. Again, this subject delves off into a sub-subject all its own.

Say, if the president of the United States commutes a murderer’s life sentence, but then he goes out and murderers again later – he is not innocent. The law of the land says that he is guilty of that recent crime.

A true Christian who commits sin is guilty – even though the LORD God's grace has covered him in the past. If he continues in the sin – without repentance – and it becomes a habitual habit, he is in danger of losing the eternal salvation that he was promised by the LORD God.

Notice the Apostle Paul’s clear and concise statement. In The Book of Hebrews chapter 10 –

Verse 26.

Again, it is clear and concise. If we sin in rebellion against the LORD God – setting our own will to go against the LORD God and Their Way of life – then the living sacrifice of our Lord Jesus was for naught. In essence, we are spitting in our Lord’s face. The Apostle Paul continues –

Verses 27 – 31.

Now, to the majority of Protestants, the Apostle Paul is the champion of grace. They often quote his more ambiguous passages to give credence to their doctrinal position. It’s like a short video I was watching the other day that my sister shared with me, entitled “Flat Earth Explained – Why It Matters.” In the video, the creator was misquoting various people and using clips of movies to give credence to his position that the Earth is flat. Sadly, using snippets of Scripture to try and give credence to a person’s own belief in a subject matter is nothing new. Martin Luther built an entire Reformation on just one verse. Ephesians 2:8. Which he mistranslated and misused. And, I personally heard this rally cry live and in vivid color a few years ago when I visited a Baptist church and heard the minister at the podium cry out, “By grace, you have been saved through faith alone.” Adding the word alone.

Then there are worldly churches that don’t like the Apostle Paul. They are uncomfortable with certain portions of the Apostle Paul’s inspired writings because he does not teach the once-saved-always-saved line. One of these passages is in the Book of Romans chapter 2. Let us turn there a moment and read this for ourselves – Romans chapter 2.

Let’s begin in verse 1.

Read to verse 16.

And, surely the best-known verse in this whole passage is verse 13 – “for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified.”

What the Protestants do with this verse – I do not know. Do they mark it out with a marker? Do they just theologian it away? Because right here the Apostle Paul is in full agreement with the Apostle James! Keeping the glorious Law of God – summed up in the Ten Commandments is vital to our justification in the sight of the LORD God! This has major ramifications for those who do not or refuse to change their behavior after accepting our Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. Failing to keep God’s holy Law is sin – 1st John chapter 3, verse 4. And, as we just read, “as many as have sinned in the Law will be judged by the Law.” And we know that the wages of sin – is death. Romans chapter 6, verse 23. Our Lord Jesus Himself says to us, “’ I tell you, … unless you repent you will all likewise perish.’” He says it twice in this passage to emphasize its importance.

So, God’s living word in Romans chapter 2, verses 1 to 16, refutes the false doctrine of eternal security. And he had written this epistle – again, under the guiding hand and influence of God’s Spirit – to help the Church in Rome – those who had already accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. As the LORD God did in Genesis chapter 3, here again, the Apostle Paul – through the inspiration of the LORD God – warns us, brethren, of the LORD God’s utter abhorrence of sin and Their unwavering promise that we are being – and will be – judged by the Law.

So, for those of you who are watching this – or listening to us on our Soundcloud Radio channel. Or maybe even Spotify. Those of you who believe in this false doctrine of eternal security. I want you to notice 2nd Peter chapter 1. Turn there with me if you would.

2nd Peter chapter 1.

Notice verses 10 – 11.

This is a particularly difficult teaching by the LORD God to dispute – isn’t it? Because it rightly exposes the lie of the infernal teaching of eternal security. It does this by the Apostle Paul stating a simple command that the LORD God asks us to carry out – let’s read it once again.

And it’s just as true the other way around – we can easily fail to be even more sure and diligent of our calling and of our election. And even beyond that, we can stumble – and if we don’t get back up, brush ourselves off, seek and ask heartfelt forgiveness to God the Father through our High Priest and Advocate – our Lord Jesus Christ – then an entrance will not be supplied to us into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

O’ brethren, the LORD God has done great works in us. God the Father has called us out of this world of billions. They have forgiven us, have granted us repentance, have gifted us Their Spirit. They have opened Their treasure of truth to us and revealed a great many of Their mysteries, revealed Their Way to us. They have brought to us the New Covenant, and have covered us with Their spiritual gifts, love, and faith. Brethren, there is no end to what our LORD God has done for us – or will continue to do for us.

So, why would our mortal and spiritual enemy – Satan the Devil – place within the Church of God false ministers and teachers if there was no chance for people to fall away? If the people have what they call eternal security? Why would Satan waste his time? However – even though he perpetuates this lie – he knows that eternal security is false. Brethren, we can fall away.

Continuing here – Verse 12.

And, how do we brethren make our calling and election sure? We produce the fruits of the Spirit. And our Lord Jesus expounded on this in the Book of John chapter 15.

Let’s turn to the Book of John chapter 15 –

Beginning in verse 1.

Verse 2.

Verses 4 – 6.

Notice verse 8.

Again, this blows the false concept of eternal security out of the water! Our Savior, our High Priest, our Advocate – our ultimate Judge – says that if we do not bear much fruit, that person will be eventually cast out as a branch and will wither away, gathered together and cast into the fire, and they will be burned up.

We validate our calling and election also by growing in God’s grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Brethren, if we are showing true love to our brethren if we are serving with every opportunity given, if we are deepening our relationship with Father God and our Lord Jesus Christ, we can be certain that our calling and our election are still firmly in place.

Let us end this holy Sabbath with this last passage. The Book of Colossians chapter 1. We live in a spiritually dangerous time, and the way to stay focused on His beam of light is to continue growing spiritually. If we continue to grow and overcome our eternal salvation is assured. The LORD God is faithful; They have promised us Their salvation. The LORD God – Elohim – the family of God, which at this time consists of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians chapter 1.

Verses 21 – 23.

Thank you for being here today with us. Our Lord Jesus earnestly wants to present us as holy, blameless, and irreproachable to God the Father in the kingdom of God, but we must do our part. And these things will happen if we uphold the New Covenant blessed to us. Continue in the faith blessed to us. Remain grounded and steadfast. Continue growing in God’s grace and knowledge. And, continue in the hope of our resurrection and eternal life.

So, until next time, this is Lenard Johnson for the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries. Goodbye until next time. God Speed.


1) Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words. Vine, F.F. Fleming H. Revell Co. Old Tappen, N.J., 1981, pg. 187.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Commentary: The Democratic Party - a party of evil

by Guy C. LaMar

This is not a political rant – regardless of how one may look at it. This is a Christian commentary, and that’s a fact!

Anyone – and I mean, absolutely anyone – who stands with the (and especially this modern 21st century) Democratic Party stands with Satan the devil!

How so?

The Democratic Party has had the longest history of bloodshed of any political party in the United States of America. The Democratic Party – since its inception in 1828 – has been a political party of evil.

Now, mind you bloodshed has spread worldwide throughout the many decades. But, the modern 21st-century Democratic Party is most assuredly a political party of evil. A political party of lies.

And who is the father of lies?

Satan the devil.

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave this description as to who the modern Democratic Party’s true father is –

“’ You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.’” – John 8:44.

Regrettably, within the Body of Christ – His living Church – there exist ministers who appear as Ministers of Righteousness but are, in fact, deceivers. These individuals often blatantly display their political allegiance in a manner that is contrary to their spiritual vocation.

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 18) And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” – 2 Corinthians 11:13-15.

God’s living word tells us to always be on guard against the evil of this world – a world inspired by the evil one.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11) Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Therefore take up THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day [the Day of the LORD], and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist WITH TRUTH, having put on the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the GOSPEL OF PEACE; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD OF GOD; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints─ and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel [the glorious truth of the promise of eternal life], for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” – Ephesians 6:10-20.

Certainly, with all this said, that DOES NOT mean that the Republican Party is a party of sainthood. Because IT IS NOT! It is also covered with much evil. But what one would say, the lesser of two evils. At least they do often promote God’s living word – the Holy Bible. At least they do (for the most part) stand for the Constitution of the United States of America and our founding fathers – who were inspired by the living word of God. You see – the Constitution of the United States of America was (to a large degree) founded upon the Christian faith.

As in – the freedom of religion in the Constitution is not about the freedom of the innumerable religions of the world, but freedom of religion within the Christian religion. The Barbary Wars of the early 19th century – of which most Americans are unaware – declared war on Islam in the United States of America, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge! Of course, the new Woke “history changing” faction has gotten ahold of this and now states, “It was more like fighting the mafia than religious zealots.”

As in – it was the Republican Party that ended slavery in the United States of America.

Sadly, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), an organization of evil, created by six Confederate veterans on December 24th, 1865, attracted mostly Democrats. In fact, Nathan Bedford Forrest – the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan from 1867 to 1869 – had even spoken at the 1868 Democratic National Convention. An organization that specializes in utter hatred and antipathy for minorities. Additional proof that the Democratic Party is heavily influenced by Satan the devil!

The Republican Party is often considered the moral party. Whereas, for the most part, the Democratic Party promotes immorality – i.e. homosexuality, transgenderism, and cross-dressing. The Democratic Party – On October 19, 2021, Richard Leland Levine, the first openly self-proclaimed transgender person was commissioned as a four-star admiral in the United States of Immorality! How immoral can the U.S. become!? How abhorrent to the LORD God can we get?

The Republican Party is often considered the party of Justice. Whereas, as stated earlier, the Democratic Party has had the longest history of bloodshed of any political party in the United States of America.

The Republican Party is often considered the Defense Party of the Constitution. Whereas, the Democratic Party has downsized the US military and has allowed homosexuals and transsexuals in the military. Since at least as early as 1960, Executive Order 10450 (issued by Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower) was applied to ban homosexuals and transgender personnel from serving in the United States military. Because they were considered mentally unfit. That being homosexual is a psychological disorder, and that being gay undermines military morale and effectiveness.

In 1975 (under the administration of the feckless Gerald R. Ford) the U.S. Civil Service Commission ended the ban on homosexuals and transgenders in the federal civil service. In 1995 Bill Clinton doubled down, signing Executive Order 12968, which explicitly stated that “no inference” about suitability for access to classified information “may be raised solely based on the sexual orientation of the employee.” Barack Obama triple-downed in 2017, signing Executive Order 13764 – modernizing the Executive Branch-Wide Governance Structure and Processes for Security Clearances, Suitability and Fitness for Civil Employment.

Now the gravely declining US military – has gone from banning queer people to Pride-themed statements and rainbow adornments in just over a decade! Now, the US military faces a recruitment problem from a combination of obesity and falling patriotism in Gen Z and restrictions on recruits having had therapy. According to Jameel Armstrong, 20, his generation is plagued by apathy. “I just don’t think it’s appealing to the average modern teenager. There’s a lot of apathy. We’re so divided right now. And so a lot of young people think, ‘Why would I wanna defend a government that doesn’t appreciate me, or is so divided?”

The Republican Party, for the most part, acknowledges God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Whereas, the Democratic Party (especially under the administration of Barack Obama) has mocked God and has said that we need to change our faith to fit the political agenda of the political Left.

Well, as our Lord Jesus Christ says, you shall know them by their fruits. It’s obvious who represents Satan the devil within the two main political parties. □

Monday, May 6, 2024

Commentary: History of the Sabbath

by Guy C. LaMar

Brethren and Friends – I feel compelled by God’s Spirit to share this revealed truth. I haven’t got the time at the moment to fully expound upon this – although it is all throughout God’s living word. The factual history of the Sabbath.

First and foremost – our Lord Jesus Christ kept the Sabbath. The apostles kept the Sabbath long after our Lord Jesus had ascended to the upper heavenly realms. They also kept and obeyed the LAW OF GOD! And, the Law of God is not grievous. Sadly, mankind only makes them grievous because they stubbornly do not keep them or obey them!

During the latter part of the 2nd Century A.D., Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr (who is not considered a saint in any way by those of us in The Independent Christian Church of God or affiliated churches), Irenaeus, and Clement of Alexandria all attacked the observance of the LORD God’s Sabbath!

During the 3rd Century A.D., at the First Council of Nicaea in 321, Roman Emperor Constantine the Great issued a civil decree – making Sunday a day of rest from labor. Stating, “All judges and city people and the craftsmen shall rest upon the venerable day of the Sun.” It was Emperor Constantine the Great in 321 AD who proclaimed the Day of the Sun as the day of worship for the Roman Empire. They would not keep any day that the Jews kept!

The Church of England, run by the Roman Catholic Church – from the Vatican – under the rule of the pope, had a rebellion in the 16th Century – known as the Protestant Reformation against the Roman Catholic Church. The Separatist Movement of England during the 16th and 17th centuries separated from the Church of England, forming what is known as Protestantism. Independent churches, that didn’t want to be under the rule of the pope of Rome.

Yet, the majority of Protestant churches continue keeping and observing the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church! Such as the keeping and observing of Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween – and keeping and observing Sunday instead of the Lord’s Sabbath!

Who instituted the Sabbath?

It was the Lord GOD – the Eternal Creator of all things! Not any man.

This world’s stiff-necked rebellious people clamor to keep SUNday over the LORD God’s holy Sabbath!

The modern-day Baptist Church was in this Separatist Movement of England in the 16th Century. And through the centuries the Baptists, the Methodists, and the Episcopalians, along with all the other branches – with smaller splinter groups here and there – all continue to cling to the doctrine that came from the Roman Catholic Church in the 3rd Century!

Understand, my friend, your good Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist, Church of Christ, and so on and so forth churches all stem from the Roman Catholic Church – called “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” – Revelation 17:5.

And what makes them “daughter churches”!? Because they all stemmed from the Roman Catholic Church! And they are all rebellious against the LORD God!

One thing that grieved our Lord Jesus – false religions.

Our Lord Jesus has warned us that there would be people who would worship Him in vain – ‘teaching as doctrines the commandments of men’ – Matthew 15:9.

Sadly, these organizations can praise our Lord Jesus (Matthew 24:4-5) till they are blue in the face. Yet, our Lord Jesus when He returns will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who [practiced] lawlessness!’ – Matthew 7:23. So says our Lord Jesus Christ!

Our peoples that continue to keep and celebrate the Day of the Sun are unknowingly and ignorantly keeping the day that Satan the Devil influenced the Roman Catholic Church to keep (cf. Genesis 3:1; this possibly was on the first day of the week – known today as Sunday) They are blindly allowing themselves to accept a lie over the living truth of God! The plain truth of God!

As a minister and servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, I will not waver from proclaiming the living TRUTH OF GOD as revealed to us. No matter how it might offend others. Instead of being bound by fear or the spirit of accusation, we can speak and write about God’s Word in a spirit of power. In boldness, we can testify of His promises, His faithfulness, and what He will accomplish and has accomplished in our lives.

We pray that this revealed truth may pierce the heart of YOU – to come to the living truth of God over a lie of Satan the Devil.

“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.’” – John 8:12.

Honoring and worshiping God the Father and our Lord Jesus correctly is to keep and obey the LAW OF GOD – summed up in the TEN COMMANDMENTS – that They established in Their love for all mankind. If mankind would only abide in God’s love then they would keep and obey the Law of God. But mankind as a whole is rebellious because we are born carnal – born under sin (Romans 5:12). So those who are flesh cannot please God. But, brethren, we know – “But [we] are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if ANYONE does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.” – Romans 8:6-9.

Let us, brethren, continue to obey the LORD God!

The FOURTH COMMANDMENT is the commandment that the LORD God tells all mankind to remember and to keep holy. Yet, mankind as a whole has chosen to not remember or keep it holy. “’ Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.’” – Exodus 20:8. Let us never make excuses!

If you go to your regular job of employment on the LORD God’s holy Sabbath day (from Friday at sunset to Saturday at sunset) you are breaking the LORD God’s Commandments! - James 2:10. You are not obeying the LORD God!

Let us, brethren, continue to be a soldier for Christ Jesus – who died for our sins – so that we can continue to abide in His love and do His will and keep, follow, and obey His Commandments!

The Law of God was made for all mankind. It is the LORD God’s love being shown to all mankind if they will only abide in Their Law. If mankind doesn’t keep and obey the Law of God, then they outright reject the love of God! Yet, when mankind keeps and obeys the LORD God’s Law, then they are showing the LORD God that they truly love God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ!

Brethren and Friends – do not let this glorious opportunity pass you by! Don’t mess it up! OBEY GOD with every fiber of your being! □