domingo, 31 de mayo de 2015

Same Sex Marriage, The Church and the apostasy

Same Sex Marriage and the church of Christ; -An insight after Ireland voted yes-

Once again I take a sit in front of my PC as I would like to cast out my worries about the times in which we are living, difficult times; Times of deceiving, loveless and chaos. This is not new but a repetitive behaviour of what has already happen before; wars, rumours of wars, pestilences, earthquakes, famine, floods, the love of many will go lukewarm and sin will take its looseness and control of the heart of people.

Sin, is a word that people hates because it sounds like discriminative but discriminative of what? This is simple, people has discriminated themselves from the presence and moral values that comes from the creator, God. When people do things that God rejects their hearts accuses them to the point that they chose to avoid God or even denied is existence. Sin is a word that points to one thing; “failure”. God is right and perfect and his laws and commandments are perfect so when a person fails to do the right they are failing to hit the target, they are out of God’s will. It is not surprising to see why our world is in a mess, It’s because the heart of people is away from God.

Ireland has just recently vote in a referendum for the federal approval of same sex marriage, surprisingly the “yes” won the referendum and now same sex marriage takes place in there. For some such legislation is about rights, but the reality is that this is not about rights but it is a distortion from what God has created to be; the union between a man and a woman. In the deepest sense, same sex marriage abolished the sex identification of the man and the woman as it points to equality.  Let me just bring this point up; if they are equal what are they doing with the gender of males and females? What signs will now be in the toilets rooms if the “he” or “she” disappears? What gender orientation will be presented to the children? Same sex marriage goes beyond what they are claiming for ‘equality’.

Same sex marriage attempt to confuse children as they will not know what is their gender. In German for example a law was introduced to recognise third gender, so parents will be able to select male, female, or “indeterminate” when filling out their newborn’s birth certificate. This means that parents won’t have to label their baby’s gender, thereby allowing those born with intersex characteristics to make a decision later in life. Isn’t his not going to create confusion in children about their own gender? Yes off course it will confuse them. God made a male and female and this cannot be denied at all.

Furthermore; what message are we sending to the innocent children? Will they grow up in a confuse environment as they will be teach that sex is the same act wether heterosexual, gay or lesbian? Is the new society going to divert the natural sexual orientation of the children? Isn’t this what we now see on TV; same sex couples hugging, kissing and soon we will see them having sex in bed? God help and forgive this world!

I pray to God the same pray that King Solomon presented;

2 Chronicles 7:
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Yes Lord, but not just forgive the sin but bring the earth of people to be right with you. Amen.

Prophetical events;

We the Christian know that the times in which we are living, have been prophecies and are sign of the second coming of Christ. The world will go through this as a repetition of what was already happen before and was followed by destruction. As in the days of Noah and as the day of Sodom and Gomorrah; Gen. 6;
The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favour in the eyes of the Lord. God regrets when people departs away but He also knows that there always be a faithful remanent as it was Noah, this is a representation of the true Christian church. The lust of people brings them into disobedience and chaos to the point that even God is completely denied his existence, even though in their hearts they know that there is a God, such chaos drives people to commit sinful acts as is happened in Sodom and Gomorrah where sexual depravation took place and brought judgement of fire upon them.

The lust of those people is quite well described in this passage; Mathew 24:  37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. -And these same times will be repeated before the coming of Christ, but marriage is not forbidden if between opposite sexes.

Sexual immorality will drag people to the point that they themselves will change the nature given by God to the point of same sex activity. The Scripture spoke about this and is now pointing to the repetitive times; Romans 1: 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death (eternal death), they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
Same Sex Marriage should no be political motivation just to win extra votes;
The other confusing topic for many peoples is the misunderstanding that governments are in favour of same sex legislation, let me say; no! They are not in favour, they are in the search for extra votes and this confusing topic is being fuelled by the media and market who are giving the opportunity to get what they want. In Australia this has now again become a political pre-election issue. Think about it! 

Big companies in favour of same sex marriage;
Recently also we saw in one of our popular newspaper a one full page publication where the top Australian big companies are in support of same sex marriage, but who are those companies? They are just entities or many making machines, a company does not have a heart nor feelings, therefore their opinion lays in the hand of one person de CEO or may in a couple more, therefore such companies should not be given opinions on such subject but better should concentrate in the needs of the people as where they can invest out from the billions of dollars they made in profits.
Same Sex Marriage, the Christian church and apostasy,

I am looking to those countries were this new legislation has already been passed as seen in Ireland and in other places. My eyes are looking to the Christian church, the evangelical church, specifically its leader and ask; will the church of Christ accept the same sex marriage legislation? Or will they up-hold the word of God who rejects such immorality? God calls this apostasy! So will the true church falls away from God and fall into apostasy (the abandonment or renunciation, denied the faith). Apostasy is a sign of the end times and God know this will happen and we already have seen some denomination have done that.

It is not homophobia;

Before I am coming to the closing of this short article, I want to make it clear; I have not homophobia but I cannot accept what is against God’s created nature. People can chose to be and live in any way they want, but do not condemn God if you lose your soul.

My eyes are looking to my country, Australia and ask;

-Do not turn away from God.
-Do not give your backs to God.
-Do not change our current marriage legislation?
-Give the children the right of having a mum and dad.
-Our forefather founded this nation under God’s holy principals.
-Do not make a political issue when you know it is not!

I stand for what God has established and for what we have believed since the creation of man, I am here not to please man because if I tried to please man (on this issue) I will not be friend of God.

I call you; if you support the traditional marriage please share this article.


I invite you to ready the book; I Support Marriage

martes, 11 de noviembre de 2014

Knowing your Church

Through all my Christian life I have observed and experienced so many things that I would like to share with you but as I can not cover all the experiences I have to go again one by one. But let me ask you; do you know your church?

In this writing I want to speak about why many people criticises the church and its leaders? Well, at one time you may have been or were one of them, hope not any more. As I lived in Australia and during my ministry l used to joke about the “Christians type Kangaroo” referring to those  believers who are jumping from church to church as they can’t find what they are looking for…

But, why people jumps from church to church? It is because they don’t like the church, the preaching, the liturgy, and in many times they don’t like its leaders? So criticism is all what they can do and once the tongue is unleashed there is nothing else to do than to jump to another church.

While thinking in this came to my mind an anecdote that I heard from someone, so I would like to share it with you as it portrays this type of persons. 

The story is about a family who moves out of their town in search for a better town to live, well I will change the subject and I am going to apply such story to a people wanting to find another better church than the one they are attending; let’s see if can do it:

“There was a man who left his church and went to see if he could find a better church to worship, let’s call him John. He came to the first church and met Sebastian there; John introduce himself as a believer and not wasting time he asked this question; how is the people in this church? Well, John; replies Sebastian; tell me how is the people in the church were you come from? Oh, replies John; the people over there is selfish, untrue, hypocrite, and the pastor is the same! Oh, John, sorry to hear that, -said Sebastian-. The people in here are all the same! So, John left and went to the second church.

The story was de same a few times, and John could not find the church he wants”

“Later, came to the first church another person looking for a new church where to worship. Let’s call him Peter. Peter and his family have just moved into a new town and were looking for a church to worship. Peter came to the same first church and met the same person; Sebastian who John first met. Without wasting any time Peter asked to Sebastian; how is the people in this church? Well, replies Sebastian; tell me how is the people in the church were you came from? Oh! Replies Peter; the people over there are, warm, caring, lovely and sincere, and the pastor such a good man of God. Oh, Peter! Said Sebastian, the people here are all the same, welcome to your new church!

Perspective, misunderstanding and expectations; are three important words that many people can not perceive adequately;

-Perspective; depends of how you want to see things or how you perceive things.

-Misunderstanding; occurs when the person can not understand the church, the vision and the principles.

-Expectations can be affected for your own felling and desires.

John and Peter were opposite in this three things and Sebastian gives us such a tremendous lesson that hope will speak to many John’s and Peter’s.

It is important to understand that the church is a divine institution created by God ‘not by man’ but since such institution is being form by ‘people’ we need to understand that we humans are not perfect therefore every church is different from one to another.

Now, let me ask you and think about your answer;

Why people jump from church to church?

Why the great majority of people move away from churches within the first year or less?

Why we have people who established themselves in the church and after many years still remains in there?

This is the key component and the heart of this writing, I have felt so move and stirred to speak about.

Understanding the church;

Church is not just what you see on Sunday or in your first visit. The church is a complex organisation being driven by God through the Holy Spirit and its leaders specifically by the pastor who are carrying a vision placed by God in his heart. To understand the vision of the church it is not just grasped in one week, it takes time! To my understanding it results of un-maturity when a person criticises the church and its leaders by the first impression. The church has goals visions and teachings that you can not understand at least you are identified and committed to be part of it. A mature Christian can easily identify himself with the church in a short period of time but still it will take some time to grab the full understanding of the church.

The church responses towards people;

In so many times I have seen people coming to church and leaves within the first days because they felt unwanted in there. The reality is that they are not unwanted as they are part of the body of Christ ‘but’ no matter who you are a wise church will take time to get to know you before enrolled you in any ministry of any kind. Yes! There are ministries that people can do in their first time in church but there are others that demand to know you first, and the mature believers understand this.
Well settled believers;

I am now talking about those believers who have remained in church already for a few years. The reason for what they have remained in the church is because they have now developed an understanding of the church and have identified themselves with it in many different areas such; teaching, vision and goals carried out by the leaders.

But, how long will take to a person to understand the church the teaching, vision and goals?

What I am now saying does not come from any book or someone else or because someone told me, but rather comes from my experience and years that I have served and walked with God, so this should be copy righted eh? Here is my explanation:

For a new converted believer this comments I would say may not be applicable as some persons will grow up and be developed within the church and will grab easily the teaching, the goals and the vision easily. For a believer who was moved into a new church here is my response;

In the first year;

You will accommodate to the church culture; how we are, what we do, why we do it, and who we are. It will take at least one full year to grasp this idea and to get to know the people especially in a large church.

In the first two years;

The believer will start to understand the vision, the teaching and the goals.

By the third year;

The believer will start to accept the leadership of the church; I’m talking about the pastor and the team of leaders.

By the four year;

The believer would have identified with the church and it leaders are recognising him as a mature established person.

By the fifth year;

The believer has developed the full sense of belonging and certainly will become a person well established and will be hard to be move or to leave the church. The teaching, the vision and the goals are part of his faith.

 The rest of the years will speak by themselves.

A blessed church;

We can see all around the world a large quantity of churches; ones big, other medium and many more small. The blessing of the church can not be measured by number but by what they do and preach.

A blessed church is that one who relies in God and follows the pattern of blessing being established by God in many part of the Scripture by now let me explain one of them:


Psalm 133

1 How good and pleasant it is
    when God’s people live together in unity!
 It is like precious oil poured on the head,
    running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
    down on the collar of his robe.
It is as if the dew of Hermon
    were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
    even life forevermore
In Verse 1;

To live together in unity; pleases God and therefore His eyes are upon his people.

In Verse 2;

The precious oil here can be mentioned as God’s anointing poured out for the church. This anointing falls first in the head. Here refers to Aaron’s head the priest who is now represented by the pastor. The anointing of God, the blessing and the wisdom is delivered by God through the Holy Spirit over the pastor. We can also see that this anointing runs down to the beard. The beard here represents the leadership of the church all those who have been appointed to beared an office in the church are under the same anointing. This anointing also runs down the collar which represent the congregation of the church and reached down Hi’s rob and the Mount of Zion that symbolises the people out of church; the community. Got it? 

Submission and respect;

Is the subject also a believer needs to understand as when we submit and respect, the blessing of God will not be missed at all.

Church; let’s stop playing ‘religiosity’ and becomes true with God. Let’s pray for the biblical understanding so we can grasp the heart of the church. Stop looking for perfectionism as you will never find it, and as one once said; “the day you find the perfect church you will destroy it”.

Hope this writing reaches your hear and God reveals His will to you.

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

Your Bro. Gustavo

miércoles, 9 de abril de 2014

El Peligro de la Religión; Los Testigos de Jehová y el año 2014

Como usualmente hago me siento a escribir temas espirituales, ahora my espíritu me guía a escribir acerca de “El Peligro de las Religiones”, esto porque la religión es el arma más grande que Satanás sostiene en sus manos para desviar a las personas de la verdadera comunión y salvación que viene de Dios… La mayoría de las personas del mundo están siguiente una religión… no ha Dios. 
Pero; ¿Cual es la definición de la palabra religión?

Esta viene de la palabra latina ‘religare’ cuyo significado es; “re” nuevo y ‘ligare’ atar’. Bajo este concepto religión toma el significado de; ‘volver a amarrar algo que se había soltado’. La religión fue creada por el hombre que busca traer de regreso a la humanidad hacia Dios, unidad que fue destruida como consecuencia del pecado y la desobediencia. A través de la religión el al ser humano se le ofrece restauración con Dios por medio de la imposición de reglas y rituales que la persona debe obedecer y someterse para poder ser restaurado.     

 Es importante mencionar que de acuerdo a la voluntad de Dios y su plan para la humanidad, el hombre no puede ser restaurado con esfuerzos humanos ni por las reglas de la religión. Para pensar; Si la religión puede restaurar la comunión y salvación con Dios, entonces ¿Por qué murió Jesús? Hablare de esto más adelante.

 Una de las religiones más peligrosas del mundo;

Antes de discutir el verdadero perdón y salvación, permítame hablar acerca de una de las religiones más peligrosas del mundo, conocida como “Los Testigos de Jehová” que ha venido engañando e imponiendo falsas doctrinas y cargando a las personas con imposiciones religiosas.

La casi olvidad doctrina;

Una de las fuertes doctrinas sostenida por casi 100 años por esta falsa religión es; “El fin del sistema inicuo”. De acuerdo a los testigos de Jehová Jesús se fue a su trono celestial y comenzó a gobernar invisiblemente desde Octubre 1914. Para este año Octubre del 2014 serán los cien años de aniversario de este evento.  El año 2014 lo basan en el texto de San Mateo 6: 10 donde Jesús dijo a sus discípulos que orasen para que venga su reino. No es de sorprenderse que los primeros dos artículos en enero 2014 ‘The Watchtower”1 basa sus creencias en que Jesús comenzó a reinar en el 2014 y que su reino pronto vendrá a la tierra y que los últimos estudios los basaron en preparar el terreno para la inminente tribulación que vendrá antes de Armagedón seguida por mil años del reinado de Cristo y los 144,000 desde el cielo.

Por cien años los Testigos de Jehová (algunos ya muertos pero otros aún viven) fueron ensenados a predicar el final del mundo que sería en Octubre 2014, donde toda la gente del mundo morirá y solo los “Testigos de Jehová” vivirán bajo reino de Jesús. Como el tiempo está pasando y el 2014 se aproxima a la fecha, la organización no tiene otra opción que lavar el cerebro de sus seguidores para borrar la idea del final en el 2014, ¡eso es lo que hacen las falsas religiones! Los testigos de Jehová son una falsa religión que manipula a sus miembros para poder sostener el gran negocio de la “Watch Tower”.

 Articulo remendado; Si desea extender mas conocimiento en este mis escrito asi como la cantidad de falsedades y predicciones falladas, les recomiendo ver; (para traducir al español usar google)

 De regreso a la cruz;

Perdón y salvación ocurre en un corazón sincero que busca el perdón de Dios, aún hay personas que se llaman cristianas pero la salvación puede aún estar lejos de ellos. El verdadero no es el que atiende una iglesia sino que uno que a recibido el perdón y la salvación por medio de aceptar a Cristo y su sacrificio en la cruz del calvario. Jesús no murió por una religión sino que lo hizo por la salvación de nosotros, es necesario entonces que el hombre haga la paz con Dios por medio de la reconciliación que viene por medio de Jesús.

 1 Juan 5:

10 El que cree en el Hijo de Dios, tiene el testimonio en sí mismo; el que no cree a Dios, le ha hecho mentiroso, porque no ha creído en el testimonio que Dios ha dado acerca de su Hijo. 11 Y este es el testimonio: que Dios nos ha dado vida eterna; y esta vida está en su Hijo.

San Juan 3:

16 Porque de tal manera amó Dios al mundo, que ha dado a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo aquel que en él cree, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna. 17 Porque no envió Dios a su Hijo al mundo para condenar al mundo, sino para que el mundo sea salvo por él. 18 El que en él cree, no es condenado; pero el que no cree, ya ha sido condenado, porque no ha creído en el nombre del unigénito Hijo de Dios. 19 Y esta es la condenación: que la luz vino al mundo, y los hombres amaron más las tinieblas que la luz, porque sus obras eran malas. 20 Porque todo aquel que hace lo malo, aborrece la luz y no viene a la luz, para que sus obras no sean reprendidas. 2Mas el que practica la verdad viene a la luz, para que sea manifiesto que sus obras son hechas en Dios.

¿Necesitas perdón y salvación?

Pídele a Dios en el nombre de Jesús. Donde quiera que te encuentres habla con Dios desde lo más profundo de tu corazón como un ejemplo de esta manera;


Dios, En el nombre de Jesús vengo delante de ti. Perdona todas mis transgresiones y límpiame de mis pecados. Gracias Jesús por venir a este mundo a morir en la cruz por mí, perdóname por haberte ignorado en mi vida. Ahora vengo a ti y declaro creer en ti como en tu sacrificio por mí. Hoy te acepto como mi Señor y Salvador, por favor guía mi vida en el camino de la verdad que es solo en ti. ¡Amén!

PS; Si usted es un Testigo de Jehová,  escapa por tu vida y ven a Jesús, él te ama y tiene un plan maravillo para tu vida.

 San Juan 14:

Jesús le dijo: Yo soy el camino, y la verdad, y la vida; nadie viene al Padre, sino por mí. Si me conocieseis, también a mi Padre conoceríais; y desde ahora le conocéis, y le habéis visto.

De mi parte, Dios te bendiga.


domingo, 6 de abril de 2014

The danger of Religions

The danger of Religions; Witness of Jehovah and the year 2014

I sat down as I use to write spiritual topics, today my spirit leads me to write about ‘the danger of religions’, this because religion is the biggest weapon Satan holds in his hands to deceived people from the truth of the real communion and salvation that comes from God. Most of the mayor population of the world is engage and following a religion… not God.

But, what is the definition of religion?

It comes from the Latin word ‘religare’which means ‘re’ new, ‘ligare’ to tied up. Under this concept the world religion takes the meaning of “to tie up back something that was loose”. So, religion was created by man with the attempt to try to bring mankind back to God, unity that was destroyed as the consequence of sin or disobedience. Through religion man is offered restoration on his relationship with God but religion imposes rules and rituals that a person must obey and submit in order to be restored. Personal human efforts is what religion is asking to man to do in order to be restored. It is important to mention that according to God’s will and plan for humanity, man can not be restored with Him by human efforts nor by the rules of religion. About to think: if religion can restore man’s communion with God and bring salvation, then why Jesus died on the Cross? I will discuss this ahead on this topic.  

The world religions;

When you think about world religions, I am sure that you will start to thing in so many organisations; the reality is that we do not know exactly how many religions are in the world as there all the time are new religions being born. Accordingly to the “World Christian Encyclopaedia” there are 19 majority religions subdivided in 270 religions groups and many more small groups too. Within the called “Christianity” its being said there is 34,000 different groups.  We know that all religions “are” false and dangerous; weather calls Christian, muslin, Buddhist, Hindu, etc. as none can save your soul of eternal punishment.

One of the most dangerous religions of the world;

Before we discuss true forgiveness and salvation, let me know talk of one of the most dangerous religions of the world, know as “Jehovah Witnesses” which has been deceiving people by imposing false teaching and loading people with religious impositions.    

The almost forgotten teaching;

One of the strongest teachings held for nearly 100 years by this false organisation is; the end of the iniquity system. According to this ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus took up his heavenly throne and started ruling, invisibly, from October 1914. October 2014 will mark the 100 anniversary of this event. Their 2014 year text is based upon Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:10 where he told his followers to pray for God’s kingdom to come. It comes as no surprise that the first two study articles in the January 2014 Watchtower are based upon their belief that Jesus started ruling in 1914 and that God’s kingdom will soon come to earth. The last few study Watchtowers have been focused on preparing the ground in anticipation of the imminence of the great tribulation, which comes before Armageddon, to be followed by the thousand year reign of Jesus and the 144,000 from heaven over the earth’ (1). 

For 100 years witnesses of Jehovah (some now dead and some still alive) were taught to preached the end of the world to happen by October 2014, where all people will perish and only the “Jehovah witnesses” will live to rein the earth. As time was passing and the 2014 approaching, the Watch Toward had no other choice but to start to brain wash again to all members so the idea of the end in 2014 can be erased… and that is what false religion do!

Jehovah Witnesses as a false religion had, has and will still manipulate its members just to hold on the big business of the watch Tower.

Recommended article; If you wish to extend knowledge on this writing and the quantity of false teachings and failing prediction days, I do recommend to following article;

Back to the Cross;

Forgiveness and salvation can only occur in a sincere heart that seeks for God’s forgiveness. Even thou people can call themselves “Christians” salvation can still be away from them. A true Christian is not the one that attends church but the one who has received forgiveness and salvation by accepting the sacrifice of Christ at the cross of Calvary. Jesus died not for the sake of a religion but for the salvation of us, it is then necessary to make the peace with God through true reconciliation that comes only thru Christ. 

1 John 5:

“10 Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life”

John 3:

“16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God”

Do you want forgiveness and salvation? Ask God in the name of Jesus for it. Wherever you are just pray from the deepest of your heart like this; 

Dear God,
In the name of Jesus, I come to you now. Please forgive all my transgression and wash away all mi sins. I thank Jesus for coming into this world and died for me on the cross, please forgive me for having ignored you all this days on my life. I know come back to you and declare that I believe in you and in your sacrifice for me. I now declare that I will follow you and accept you as my Lord and Saviour, please guide mi life and lead me trough the path of truth that is in you. In Jesus name, amen!

PS; If you are a witness of Jehovah, please run away from there, escape for your life and come to Jesus. He loves you and has wonderful plans for you.

John 14: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

As from me, God bless you!

Gustavo E. Acevedo
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sábado, 29 de marzo de 2014

Dios es tu ayudador

Recuerdo que hace un tiempo escuche esta pequeña historia; era una niña de unos seis anos que un día hizo un dibujo y muy emocionada se lo presento a su papá. Eran dos personas una arriba y otra abajo unidas por dos largas líneas.

Su padre miro detenidamente el dibujo y no pudo comprenderlo por lo que le preguntó a su niña que eran esas figuras. La niña con un rostro muy de decepción le dijo que la persona de arriba era Dios y que la de abajo era ella ¿y que  son esas líneas tan largas? Pregunto el papá. Son los brazos de Dios agarrando los míos; replico la niña.

Su papá entonces le dijo que los brazos eran demasiado largos, a lo que la niña le respondió; es que tú me has dicho que las manos de Dios llegan siempre hasta nosotros.

Que lección recibió el olvidado padre de su pequeña hija. A veces predicamos que la mano de Dios nos alcanza y nos protege pero nos olvidamos de practicar esa gran verdad.

Isaías 59: 1 dice; “He aquí que no se ha acortado la mano de Jehová para salvar”

Cuantas personas en el mundo se han olvidado de esta gran verdad y por consiguiente han vivido y continúan viviendo sin la ayuda ni la dirección de Dios. No hay cosa más triste que vivir alejados de Dios y llevar las cargas de la vida sin una mano ayudadora.

Amigo déjame preguntarte; Si este fuera el último momento de tu vida en el cual tienes la última oportunidad de responder a esta pregunta; Si volvieras a vivir la vida ¿Qué es lo que más te gustaría hacer?, ¿Qué responderías?

Bueno, entre las muchas respuestas quizás encontraremos estas respuestas;
-Me gustaría haber tomado aquellas oportunidades que por miedo no las tomé. Creo que otro diría; que no volvería a tomar licor.

Otros hablarían sobre; No volvería a dejar a mi esposa, Y respuestas así por este estilo.

La lista podrá ir creciendo y creciendo y muy pocos o casi nadie diría; “Creo que si volviera a vivir buscaría un encuentro sincero con Dios lo antes posible para caminar con El hasta el último momento de mi vida”.

Caminar con Dios es algo que por la misma naturaleza pecaminosa que habita en todo ser humano se nos escapa de nuestro pensar, Y transcurrimos viviendo años de nuestra vida enfrentando una serie de dificultades que al lado de Dios hubieses sido superadas y que en lugar de dificultades hubieses sido más bien bendiciones para nosotros.

Esa pequeña niña de la historia que les he comentado nos recuerda claramente la promesa de Dios para tu vida; La mano de Dios no se ha acortado, siempre ha estado extendida para socorrerte pero te has olvidado de ella.

Las palabras del profeta Isaías nos ensenan dos cosas muy importantes; La primera es “que la mano de Dios es salvadora”, es decir tu encuentro con Dios si lo haces a través de su hijo nuestro Señor Jesucristo es para salvación eterna.

La vida de pecado y el alejamiento de Dios traen consecuencias desastrosas y al final de tu vida encuentras la condenación eterna. Jesucristo vino para salvarte para que confiando y creyendo en El tengas la vida eterna. Al final de todo qué importan las cosas terrenales si ninguna de ellas te llevaras en el día de la muerte.

Como dice la escritura; “De que le sirve al hombre si ganará el mundo y perdiere su alma” (Marcos 8: 36).

La segunda cosa importante que Isaías nos muestra es que; “la mano de Dios es también para socorrerte”. En la vida encontrarás caminos difíciles y dificultades que no muestran salida ¿a quién entonces puedes acudir? Si no a aquel que ya conoce el camino, ese es Dios.

No importa que tan lejos creas que Dios esta, El siempre está a tu lado, su promesa es; “Jehová va delante de ti, el estará contigo, no te dejara, ni te desamparara, no temas ni te intimides” (Deuteronomio 31: 8).

Personalmente yo no sé en qué momento de tu vida llegan estas palabras para ti pero Dios si sabe. Si te encuentras atravesando situaciones en las cuales no encuentras salida alguna debes de recordad la historia de esa niña; la mano de Dios llega hasta a ti, sujétate a ella, agárrala y Dios agarrará la tuya. Si en algún momento de la vida sientes caer, ¡la mano de Dios te sujetará!

 Vuelve hoy mismo a Dios a través de recibir en tu corazón a su hijo nuestro Señor Jesucristo pues no hay otra forma de acercarse a Dios más que solo por medio de Jesús. Él es quien murió en la cruz del calvario por ti y por mí, El es quien derramo su sangre para perdonarte, El es el que te acerca a Dios, El dijo; “Porque yo soy el camino, y la verdad, y la vida; y nadie llega al Padre, si no es por mi” (San Juan 14:6)

Ahora que has leído esta nota, dile a Dios estas palabras con sinceridad y de lo profundo de tu corazón;

“Dios, me acercó a ti por medio de tu Hijo El Señor Jesús a quien ahora yo le recibo como mi salvador personal. Perdona todos mis pecados y ayúdame en todos los caminos de mi vida. Gracias Padre por enviar a tu hijo a este mundo a morir por mis pecados y a darme la vida eterna. En el nombre de Jesús, ¡Amén!

De ahora en adelante confía que Jesús el hijo de Dios es tu gran amigo, agárrate de él.

-Si esta nota ha llegado a tu corazón, házmelo saber escribiéndome.

Este escrito forma parte de la colección “Escritos Para El Alma” Vol 1 por Gustavo E. Acevedo

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viernes, 14 de febrero de 2014

The Unforgivable Sin; Sin of Death

Commonly we heard in pulpits and in believers the phrase "There is not a sin that God cannot forgive" or "there is not a sin that does not fit under the cross of Christ", Phrases that I have used many times too in my preaching, but the questions for this study remains;
Is there a sin that God cannot forgive?  What do you think? Now here I give you my response; yes! There are sins that God cannot forgive!
With this answer I am sure that I have risen up disagreements between you and me, but this is only the beginning of my writing and in order to understand this true, we must introduce together into this topic. Let me talk first about;
The Immutability of God:
One of the characteristics of God is that He is immutable, meaning that He does not change. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. With this truth we must recognize that God is
Perfect and likewise He can not contradict Himself; because if He contradicts himself his immutability is lost then He ceases to be God. His immutability is affirmed in the following scriptures:
Deuteronomy 32: 4 “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he”
Numbers 23:19 “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil?
1 Samuel 15:29 “He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.”
Malachi 3: 6” I the Lord do not change”
James 1: 17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”
Matthew 24: 35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away”
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” John 10:30 “I and the Father are one”

Now that we are scripturally agree to the immutability of God, let see the definition of the Unforgivable Sin.
Unforgivable sin, sin of death;
Are those wrong doings being practiced by people which bring the consequence of death, an I am referring not to the physical death, (because in the end we all die) but to the spiritual death which means "the eternal separation between God and man" known as the condemnation of the sinner's soul. 
1 John 6: “16 If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death”
Here John identified in his letter that "there is a sin that leads to death" and this falls into the characteristic of being the unpardonable sin that carries the consequence of eternal death.
Mark 3: “28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin”
Here Mark also identified as unforgivable sin the "Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit," which also brings punishment and eternal judgment.
 Unbelief is another unforgivable sin and this refers to those who do not believe in God and as a result, the sacrifice of Christ has no value for them. Such people are condemned because they have not believed in God and his only begotten son.

John 3: “16
 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son”

So with these passages discussed above, we can see that Scripture tells us that there are unforgivable sins from which if you want to receive God's forgiveness and eternal life you should escape them.
 Sin is cursed and brings a curse;
With this I am saying that all sin is curse, no matter the size or type of sin, such a curse brings condemnation as expressed in Romans 3: “23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” which means that the course on sin brings course on people, as listed here;
 Deuteronomy 27:
Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbour’s boundary stone.”
“18 Cursed is anyone who leads the blind astray on the road.”
“19 Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.”
“20 Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his father’s wife, for he dishonours his father’s bed.”
“21 Cursed is anyone who has sexual relations with any animal.”
“22 Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.”
“23 Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his mother-in-law.”
“24 Cursed is anyone who kills their neighbour secretly.”
“25 Cursed is anyone who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.”
“26 Cursed is anyone who does not uphold the words of this law by carrying them out.”
Leviticus 20:
“13 if a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
 Exodus 20: 1 to 18 gives us a list of the ten commandments of God’s law which places the human being under the curse of sin.
Galatians 3:
“10 for all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”
11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith
The difference between sin and sinner;
 Sin are all actions contrary to the holiness of God and Sinner is the person who practices sin or do the actions that are contrary to God's will. So we know that sin is a curse, so he who practices sin falls under the curse of sin. Under this concept I want to add that, God do not forgiving sin itself, but forgives the sinner. Sin remains of satanic possession and still cursed. Because of this concept it is worthy to define the meaning of the word ‘sin’. Sin, according to the biblical concept is defined as the transgression of God's laws which means to be in rebellion against God.  We must remember that Satan is the one who brought and introduced sin into the world to put the creation itself against God and consequently the human being against God.
 The error into many people falls;
I want to call attention to the mistake that many people called Christian falls, it is to believe that you can accept the salvation of Christ and live under the curse of sin. Throughout this writing I have used several biblical texts that give us a list of sins, among them we have (as some examples); hate, killing, stealing, adultery, hate, homosexuality, lesbianism, etc. You cannot say that a person can receives God's forgiveness through Christ and can continue living under the curse of sin. No! It cannot be like that! This idea leads us to;
The false conversion;
It is practiced by those who claim to have been converted to Christ but their actions do not reflect the result of their conversion and they still live lost in the sin. This type of believers just made a full turnaround of 360 degrees in relation to their position of his sin. This is a false conversion to God as it was operated as Isaiah said; “These people come near to me with their mouth and honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me". You cannot come to God and continue living in the curse of sin. This is the "false conversion" where sin is not yet being forgiven because. Romans 8: "1 there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit "but those who do not walk in the Spirit remain under the same condemnation of sin.
The True Conversion;
What is the true conversion? It is the one in which the person who receives Christ as Lord and Saviour and as a result the circumcision of the heart operates, meaning that this person gives a 180 degrees turn in relation to his sin. As a result the sins are left behind and God's operates in his life. The scriptures give a good description of the true conversion;
 2 Corinthians 5: “17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Galatians 2: “20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me”
it is there any sin that God cannot forgive?
Now it is also time to think in this; it is there any sin that God cannot forgive?
At the beginning of this writing I made this question and my respond to it was; Yes! There are sings that God cannot forgive. Let me explain; to forgive the sin itself would be like God telling Satan; I forgive you and I absolve all your evil weaknesses. If this happens all the wrong doings will become good doings.  This can not be because then the sacrifice of Christ at the cross would be invalid. It would be like turning the laws of the Ten Commandments that instead of condemning the wrong it would become a blessing to the sinner. God is an unchangeable God, He cannot change His laws; sin will still be sin and will still be the jail of Satan for mankind.  
The Unforgiving or unpardonable sin;
I do not want to leave any doubt or confusion on this issue, so let me now spend the last lines of this writing to clarify that "all sin" is of death, eternal death, when the sin has not yet been forgiven by the blood of Christ; because "without the blood of Christ which cleanses there is no forgiveness. Hebrews 9:”22 in fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” For that reason the message of the Gospel consist in preaching the good news of forgiveness, the rejection to such message leaves the sin alive and with the power to condemn. 
The sin of unbelief;
 Hebrews 3: “12 see to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God” unbelief is the # 1 sin, that God cannot forgive, Unbelief is caused by a heart hardened by the deceitful author of sin, Satan this sin is followed by the list of all sins.
 The forgiveness of God;
Now going back to my previous statement; "there is no sin that does not fit under the cross of Christ" this is very true, because if a person receives Christ as Lord and Saviour the miracle of forgiveness happens and every sin is forgiven by God under the true conversion. That is true Christianity! Luke 19: “10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
True Conversion to Christ, brings the "circumcision of the heart" that results in action; forgiveness and turn away from sin.
 In conclusion;
Hope this writing has been a great help and blessing to your life, maybe you are one of the people have received Jesus Christ as personal Saviour and are still living and practicing the "deadly sins" which you never left behind because your conversion was not sincere. Yes "there is no sin that does not fit under the cross of Christ" but you never took them to the cross of Christ. Remember that every sin that is not forgiven is sin of death, eternal death.
 Escape for your life;
Why not now make the decision to escape from the sin of death with a sincere conversion to Christ. This means you have to give a 180 degree turn in your life and leave behind the sin of death; Adultery, infidelity, homosexuality, lesbianism, drug addiction and so on... well you have now the answer.
Ask Jesus to come into your life and receive God's forgiveness;
Ask Jesus for forgiveness in prayer; Jesus after reading this writing I have realise that I have been wrong, please forgive me. Today I repent of those sins of death and I bring them right now to you, please Jesus forgive me and come into my life, help me to walk with you to make a new life. Amen!
 Author: Ps Gustavo E. Acevedo
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