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Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on August 8, 2010

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun

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L. A. Marzulli

Jhn 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

I love this verse! We all struggle as we are in our flesh and our flesh is fallen. We all sin, do what isn’t right, say hurtful words, or harmful actions. Some of us may be addicted to drugs or alcohol. Others may be subject to pornography, which a pastor once said, “was like barbed wire of the mind!” Some of us eat too much or eat the wrong foods like ice cream and junk food and find that we can’t stop. Some of us were abused as children by those who should have loved us, and protected us which has left deep emotional scars that fester.

Every person on the planet is broken, damaged in some way. No one lives on this earth for any length of time and comes through it unscathed. My first mentor Wayne Kendall, once told me that human beings are like garage dumps. What he meant is that all of us have inside us, a mound of collected trash of hurtful words, or memories of physical abuse, or emotional trauma and most of us don’t know how to deal with it.

It is from this perspective that some of us fall prey to drugs or alcohol. Others become workaholics. Others escape in sexual promiscuity. Still others deny, deny, deny and hold all of it in until it manifests in sickness and disease.

The good news is that we have a way out. A Way – yes it’s capitalized deliberately – to deal with all of the “stuff” that we humans collect through the years. Yashua/Jesus came to take all of our hurts and wounds away. He came to set the captives free, and please make no mistake about this, for we were/are captives at some point. This is the miracle of being born again! The text above says: If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed!

We need to realize that we are incapable of setting ourselves free. Only He can set us free, but when He does we are liberated! We feel for the first time in our lives the release from what has anchored us, controlled us, fettered us and in some cases dommed us to a life of pain and suffering. This is miraculous and from it comes joy.

In closing today’s Bun. We must understand that some of us have walked down a wrong path for ten, twenty or as in my case 30 years. The Lord led me back up the wrong path, I was on, and in that process healed me and then set me free. This was a process, and the timing of it, and the length of time it took was His choosing not mine. I learned patience through it, but in the end I was free and the Joy of the Lord became my strength. The Lord wants each and every one of us free. I’m not talking about perfection, but freedom from the things that hold us in bondage! If He sets us free we are free indeed!


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49 Responses to “Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!”

  1. LauraR. said

    Yes sir well spoken and certainly rings profoundly true with me.Thanks!

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  3. Richard said

    Amen, Amen, Amen!

    I want to pray for 12 fallen christian missionaries, doctors and now martyrs who were senselessly gunned down in Afghanistan for spreading the gospel and sharing the love of christ through the basic of medical services.

    Note the driver was saved by begging for his life and quoting the koran.

    “Father God I pray that you will shed your grace and mercy upon the families of the 12 christian martyrs who lost their lives by helping your children and by spreading the good news that Jesus came to give everyone, even our enemies the opportunity to come to christ, have their sins forgiven and to receive a life lasting.

    Father God I pray that our enemies of the middle east will come to you. Father help us remember that even our enemies are your children and precious in your sight. Father give us courage and strength to be strong in these last days as we attempt to be fishers of men and save as many as we can before our precious king comes to bring us home! Maranatha!

    Father we do this in your Glorious Name Amen.

    Father I lift this song to you by Fernando Ortega in memory of the fallen twelve”

  4. Richard said

    You may have to click on the song twice or you may to go to youtube and type in
    Fernando Ortega Give Me Jesus. Sorry

  5. Dori said

    God Bless You, L.A.! “He that is within me is greater than he that is in the world” the Holy Spirit has led me to pray on and contemplate this verse…like many scriptures, I don’t know where it comes from…I need a strong’s or a concordance or something, but it helps me, it helps me immensely to live in this world. We are surrounded by those who project their hurts on us and at times it takes us right back into our own hurts and it is far to easy to wallow around in them!

    Now in my Christian walk, thanks to your appearance on Coast to Coast, I find people using Jesus, or God the same way many people in the new age use spirit guides. They consult with “god” or “jesus” (lower case intended) as if they are some kind of oracle that can be used to predict their future, or induce visions. One of your faithful blog followers, Gordy, posted a video last week of Johanna Michaelson who wrote “The Beautiful Side of Evil”….she thought she was working for “jesus”, she healed in his name, she “consulted” him before going forward with any procedure and then she asked to see his true face, and it was a demon! She had been following and consulting and consorting with a demon! What a story of how she was allowed by God to follow this wrong path to get her to where He needed her! I know at one time you had mentioned interviewing her when you had Greg Reid on, that would be wonderful. I don’t have the link anymore…but if Gordy is out there today, please post it again! Her straightforward resolve and knowledge of the Word and the Way after she found the true Jesus Christ of Nazareth was stunning to say the least.

    Thank you for your post today. I don’t like the term “survivor” when it comes to domestic abuse and sexual molestation because with Jesus Christ we are more than survivors, we have a deep compassion for others in the same situation and that is a blessing, so in that case I have been richly blessed with an opportunity to heal some very grave infractions against me, and I could’nt have done any of it without Yeshua/Jesus. You see, alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual molestation, rape, divorce, verbal and physical abuse are all doorways that satan uses to send his minions in through the cracks to oppress us! In order to be free we must be born again, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and then we must slam all the doors to our old selves shut! Shut, slammed, sealed up against the enemy because the enemy uses the emotional scars to dig right back in sending you backwards on your path. God is merciful and will set you right again if you truly seek Him, worship Him and make Him the center of your life. He is not a spirit guide however as satan himself will appear as a being of light! Many false christs will appear to guide you on your way….when they are guiding you into self abuse, pride, egocentric goals, serving yourself with selfish motives and greed for fame and fortune; you are believing the LIE! The STRONG DELUSION….comes packaged in more ways than one and leading you to believe you are helping others when you are only helping yourself, you are deluded, deceived, lost….

    The Way, the Truth and the Life is Jesus Christ, only begotten son of God and no one gets to the Father except through Him. Thank you for being here, L.A. thank you for giving me some balm today for my old wounds….and I’m not going to pick at the scab, with Jesus, I am an overcomer, just like you and everyone on this blog! May God bless all of you! “He that is within me, is greater than he that is in the world”.

  6. I have walked the wrong path for over 35 years. I don’t know whether to cry at the wasted years or laugh hysterically with happiness that I have been found by Jesus and placed upon the correct path. I still wander from the path occasionally, but the redirect to set me correct again is much less severe.

    Blessings to you L.A. You are doing the Lord’s work when you lift our collective spirits on this blog.

    • Dori said

      Laugh hysterically with joy and rejoicing that Jesus found you, and you accepted His offer of eternal life to live and reign with Him forever! Yes, we all wander a bit, as L.A. said, we are human…discernment from the Holy Spirit helps me to see when I’m heading for a ditch and need a re-direct!! Thank you Jesus for your Holy Spirit!

    • Bless you Dori. I have been a little down lately with circumstances in life. Your words are encouraging.

  7. Sandie said

    “Is Sunday the Sabbath?”

    “Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change (Saturday Sabbath to Sunday) was her act… And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical authority in religious things.” -H.F. Thomas, Chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons. Nov. 11, 1895

    “Sunday is our MARK of authority. . .the church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance is proof of that fact” -Catholic Record of London, Ontario Sept 1,1923.

    “The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. The Catholic church says, No! By my divine power I abolish the Sabbath day, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!” -Fr Enright, C.S.S.R. History of the Sabbath, p. 802

    “Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; –she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority.” -Rev. Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, “On the Obedience Due to the Church,” chap. 2, p. 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York.)

    http://www.remnantofgod.org/3Verses.htm

  8. john B said

    THE SABBATH REST OF THE NEW COVENANT

    Heb 4:9-10.– “There remains therefore a “Sabbath rest” for the people of God (christians). For the one who has ‘entered’ His rest has himself also rested from his works as God did from His”.

    Just as there is an old and a new covenant, there is also an old sabbath and a new sabbath. Within the old covenant of Moses God had set apart a literal day, ‘the seventh day’ as a sabbath of the Lord, wherein the physical nation of Israel were to rest from their labor. Ex 20:9,10.

    That sabbath was also observed as a remembrance of that nation’s deliverance from Egypt. Deu 5:14,15

    That sabbath was contained in the law and commandment which God gave unto Moses, written in stone. Ex 24:12.

    The Apostle Paul reveals to us that “this law” is the letter that kills, “a ministry of death in letters engraved on stones”. 2Cor 3:6,7

    It was given as such, to them with ‘hearts of stones’( a rebellious people) who did not enter his rest Heb 3:10..

    That sabbath was to be observed by Israel until such time as Christ the messiah establishes a new covenant abolishing the old.

    The Sabbath rest spoken of in Hebrews ch4, is not the sabbath of the old law.
    That was a shadow of the reality which has come in Christ. The Sabbath of ch4 is not one to be observed, it is to be ‘entered’ into on a certain day – Today -, that day is the dispensation of the fullness of time (see blog) wherein the righteousness of God is accessible to all who believe Rom 10:4.

    This Sabbath rest is ‘not ‘a physical rest for a physical people, it is the ‘spiritual rest’ of the soul of all who are in Christ Mat 11:29.the new people of God , “the Israel of God”, the spiritual descendants of Abraham’s faith, not of his race; and as such, these have rested from their works, which formerly was by the law of Moses. (read Galatians)

    That rest is the righteousness of God by grace through faith. The law of God was observed by a race of people, national Israel – The righteousness of God is ‘entered’ into by a people of grace, “spiritual Israel”, it is by grace Not race.
    This is the contrast between the old covenant and the new; the former is the ‘law of God’, where as the new is the ‘Righteousness of God’.

    Apostle Paul makes this contrast very clear in his epistle to the Roman church. (For Christ is the ‘end’ of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes Rom 10:4)

    As a believer one cannot be living in the shadows of Sinai, to do this is to go back under the law Gal 3:2.
    A person cannot be in two places, he is either in the light of Zion – Heavenly Jerusalem – by the Spirit of God, or in the shadow and gloom of Sinai under the law. To be sure, the Apostle forbids such a mixture, calling it a different gospel by a different Spirit. Gal 1:6,7.

    If we indeed “Worship in Spirit and in Truth” which is not our doing But by God’s Grace, we are keeping All of God’s commandments. every day is a Sabbath Rest unto the Lord.

    John b

    • john B said

      Catholicism may say that Sunday is the Sabbath. they are wrong as are many denominations.
      Sunday is according to Scripture “The Lord’s day” the First day of the week, the Day of his Resurrection.
      That was also the Day in which Apostle John received The Revelations.
      I think most Christians under estimate that Truth.

      John b

    • H.E. said

      John stated truth !Thank you very much…I needed that reminder today !
      Sandie,You really need to heed what he said about reading Galatians.And as far as any stinking laws…who cares ? It makes no difference to God…. it is all swatting flies and wearisome arguments over things that are dead and gone…kaput…done away with already.Why all the going on about it except you want to be right instead of corrected with the Word of Truth ? !
      What really is the problem? Who or what are you afraid of here ? This issue, as many should no longer be a problem.It doesn’t exist for us any longer.No offense meant either .I am just finding all the “milk arguments” way too taxing and honestly stupid after all these long years …….let’s grow up Church.
      H.E.

  9. Sandie said

    John,I believe we’ve had this conversation before!

    I just put it out there again as “food for thought”. I,for one,am extremely skeptical of anything decreed by Rome,and maybe others should be,too.

    Keeping the Sabbath holy is one of the ten commandments,after all,and recognizing God’s mark of authority above what Rome has decreed is of interest to me.

    It’s going to be an issue…

    “…Economic conditions promise to become catastrophic, and under such circumstances, the masses will be desperate for solutions, solutions which the papacy and the religious right will be happy to supply and are already urging. Satan is working to bring about such a state that people will demand the passage of a national Sunday law.

    “It will be declared that men are offending God by the violation of the Sunday sabbath; that this sin has brought calamities which will not cease until Sunday observance shall be strictly enforced; and that those who present the claims of the fourth commandment, thus destroying reverence for Sunday, are troublers of the people, preventing their restoration to divine favor and temporal prosperity.” GC 590.

    It will also be claimed that “the enforcement of Sunday observance would greatly improve the morals of society.” GC 588. This is occurring as we speak.”http://lastcrisis.blogspot.com/2010/06/national-sunday-law-by-popular-demand.html

    I guess anyone who won’t worship on Sunday,Rome will declare to be a heretic,and the punishment for that can be severe! Rome hasn’t changed.

    Seperating the wheat from the chaff,that’s what it will amount to. Do you obey Rome,or not?

    • cathy moffat said

      Look to the example of Acts Church as written in the Book of Acts in the Holy Bible in King James 1611 version or earlier (not paraphrased modern version nor the Catholic Bible).Look to the examples from the days of the first apostles, the original disciples of JC and the brethren raised up to serve with them and in the early years of the church. What day were they observing? What day did Jesus worship and assemble as an example to us?

  10. cathy moffat said

    The paraphrased modern versions actually change words and leave out some scriptures, which is why I referred those seeking answers to the older King James Version.–cathy

  11. Captain Eagle said

    This Bun has meant more to me than any I’ve read so far. Thank you. I’ve been stuck for a few years now, ever sense I was cheated out of 9 months of wages by an employer who was the Treasurer of my church and the church took his side (they’re all cousins) knowing full well he’d embezzled over $10.000.00 of the church’s money and they covered it up to spare him from jail. When I found out about it they even threatened me to keep quiet about it. Anyway, this one event has defined the last few years of my life, destroyed friendships, harmed my reputation and credit. I’m tired of carrying this baggage but so many things I pass everyday are monuments to this event that has spawned nothing but failure and destruction in my own life. I’m not sure how to get out of it but I want to. I pray every day to get over it and on one level that means that these misguided people see that they are wrong in covering up criminal behavior and persecuting the innocent parties but I seriously doubt this will ever happen. I’m not sure how this can be made right but I wish it could.

    As for which day of the week is the Sabbath my own personal opinion is this. As long as we set aside a single day as a Sabbath I don’t think God cares what day it is. Our current calendar isn’t even correct as Pope Gregory changed it and we lost days so who knows is today’s Tuesday isn’t really the Saturday of Scripture. I devote time every day to God as we all should and I believe that plays a role in asking does it matter what day it really is too.

    I left a few replies in yesterday’s thread not realizing the bun was up if anyone wants to read them.

    • Captain Eagle said

      By the way, I may not be Biblical in my view on the Sabbath but to me it’s the same as arguing when the Rapture is, pre, during, or post tribulation. Does it really matter when as long as it occurs?

    • robert wilcox said

      check it out
      On the first day God created Light…seems logical to name that day (Sun)day. Even the Funk and Wagnalls names Sunday as the first day of the week. Ok. Jesus said the sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath. Pick a day and make it Holy. the sabbath is a day of rest, we need to learn to rest in Jesus daily as He tells us “the kingdom of God is within you”. our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost. some folks are waiting for a monumental event to usher in the kingdom when it is here already. the Holy Spirit was promised by Christ on the mount of Ascension. accept it and the provisions thereof and, especially in these latter days, and manifest the Glory, Power and Love that we are commanded to exhibit, time is of the essence.
      Godspeed
      love you
      godzdawg

    • Captain Eagle said

      Robert – Didn’t the term Sunday come from the Greeks or Romans, not the Hebrews?

      The logic of Sunday being Day 1 may be sound but I still ask how do we know that today’s Sunday is the same day of the week it was in the Bible? One of the early Popes figured out that with our calendar day 1 was on a Tuesday. How can that be if our days are correct. (Not saying he’s right, I’m just asking.) I’ve also seen claims that Noah’s Ark launched in March and October. Which is it?

    • robert wilcox said

      CE
      i agree with you on the calendar manipulations. ole slewfoot has tried to twist and turn everything we deem sacred. i tend to lean to the feasts as a directional beacon, as determined by such things as the new moon sighting and the ripening of the barley, etc.
      in these perilous times, i think we need to heed the Master’s advice and pray without ceasing, make every day Holy and consecrated to the Lord Jesus. Christ’s church is not confined to four walls.
      love,
      dawg

    • Captain Eagle said

      Robert – We can’t even trust the lunar cycles being correct. Haven’t you ever heard that the earth is asmuch off it’s orbit as a month? We know this for a fact because the ancient landmarks that once lined up with the stars are off kilter today and that the farming dates used today have changed by a month from when they used to be. Also, and the most telling, the zodiac so many people live their lives by is also a month off because of the orbit changing. Today they monthly breakdowns no longer match the stars in the sky. When this was new the constellation was in the sky when the horoscope was read. Now it’s already passed by or hasn’t come yet (I forget which) proving how false tis belief is. I used to drive kids insane in High School by pointing this out. But it’s because of things like this that it may be nearly impossible to be alligned with God’s intended calendar.

      I do think we should be recognizing the Hebrew holidays. I don’t see why those were dropped but there’s no one to celebrate with. Christians are uninterested and Jews who do celebrate don’t welcome gentiles into the fold.

    • robert wilcox said

      it’s all good, Brother
      God sees the heart

  12. Sandie said

    Like I said,when it comes from Rome and they admit it’s not scriptural,…well,I’m just not able to view “the Sabbath” the same! I guess if you agree with the Reformers that the Roman Catholic Church was the seat of the antichrist,then it’s worth considering. I believe most of us worship God everyday,but I’m saying,this is going to become a sticking point in the furure,so people better decide if they want to obey Rome,or not!

    • Captain Eagle said

      A sticking point with who? Christ? Most Christians celebrate Easter and Christmas in honor of His birth and death even though we know those aren’t the real dates. Will we be damned for honoring those events on the wrong days? I’ve heard people say this very thing but I’m not quite sold on it yet. What’s important, that we honor a Sabbath or that it be the right day? Like I said we may not even be on the same calendar as B.C. man was since Pope Gregory changed it. It could have been changed before that by other groups from Babylon to Egypt. Do we know? Before we condemn ourselves on this point shouldn’t we know all the facts first?

  13. Sandie said

    Rome admits to changing the Sabbath. And about the man of sin,…”And he shall speak great words against the most High, …and think to change times and laws:” Daniel 7:25

    ——————————————————————————–

    “The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed the Sabbath into Sunday, not by command of Christ, but by its own authority.” Canon and Tradition, p. 263

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    “Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.” -James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.

    ——————————————————————————–

    “The Catholic church,” declared Cardinal Gibbons, “by virtue of her divine mission changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.” Catholic Mirror Sept. 23 1983. (Official organ of Cardinal Gibbons)

    ——————————————————————————–

    Question – Which is the Sabbath day?
    Answer – Saturday is the Sabbath day.
    Question – Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
    Answer – We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.” The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50, 3rd ed.

    And Easter and Christmas aren’t what most Christians think they are either,but it’s become acceptable to revere these days. One need only google the pagan origins of those and the Catholic church.

    Mind you,I’m not here to judge anyone or tell anyone what to do. From studying what I believe to be “the enemy”,I am loathe to do what they prescribe. We know it is God who judges the heart,but do we really want to worship according to the traditions of man,or is God telling us to search these matters and listen to what He is telling us?

    As for it being a “sticking point”? I guess that would mean for those who want to follow the Scriptures and not the traditions set forth by Rome. But,if people are comfortable doing so,that’s their business. It all depends on what you want to believe.(I don’t believe that Pre-Tribulation Rapture is Biblical either-because it isn’t! But I used to,just because it sounds nice,and I hadn’t done my homework!)

    I mean no offense to anyone,I’m just sharing what I’ve learned.

    • Captain Eagle said

      I don’t mean to offend either but I don’t see why the history of Christmas or Easter matters if that is not what we are observing. Saturday may be the Biblical Sabbath but again how do we know the current Calendar’s Thursday isn’t the Biblical Saturday? I don’t belirve what I do because I want to follow man’s laws but I have to ask if some of these things a lt of denominations get caught up on really matter as long as we are observing with Christ in our heart.

    • Captain Eagle said

      I also don’t know when the rapture will happen for sure but am prepared if it’s post. That way I’m ready if it’s during or pre. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

    • Captain Eagle said

      One thing I wanted to add. Maybe I’m too attached to Christmas and Easter (If you knew who I really was you’d understand why.) But what I usually do is from late August through May I focus on Christmas and Easter thinking about the Nativity through February and the resurrection from February through May. Even when the calendar dates go by it doesn’t mean I’m done focusing on these events.

      Also, Halloween isn’t what most think it is either, as I mentioned in one of my first posts here. Halloween was a Hebrew holiday associated with the Great Flood the pagans adopted and adapted but the death theme has remained.

    • hopeful_watcher said

      I am with you on this one Captain. Jesus was even loose with the sabbath, performing spiritual healings and such. The point back then was that much of people’s lives were spent on activities for their survival. So it was important for a law that told the people, “hey, what is all this laboring for? You are doing it for God, so stop for a day and give thanks and rest.” I like to think of it as a weekly Thanksgiving.

      Fact of the matter is we have so much free and leisure time these days because of our modern amenities, that we could spend much more time praising and worshipping God then the ancient Hebrews ever could. Sadly most do not and fill that extra time with all of our life’s trapings. Some even complain about not having enough hours in the day. Its a little insane really.

      All this to say, I believe what is in our hearts is more crucial then the precise day we express what is in our hearts. If your heart is in the wrong place, you could make everyday the sabbath and that won’t help you much.

  14. Blessings L.A.! Thanks for the “Bun”. Hallelujah!

    Kevin J.

  15. Sandie said

    I know there’s alot of controversy surrounding these subjects,Captain Eagle,aka “???”….(By the way,you were commenting one day about “Pilgrim’s Progress”? That is one of my favorite books! I have my grandmother’s copy that she was given in 1905 from her church in Kansas! Just re-read it last year,as a matter of fact!)

    Look,a couple years ago,I had no knowledge of these things I’m talking about,and I don’t believe God would hold me accountable for what I didn’t know,but now that I do,(things like paganism in man’s traditions),I am going to be held accountable.

    We’re all in the process of learning what is acceptable before God and praying for Him to refine our character. That’s all any of us can do. If what I say doesn’t set off alarms for others,I guess that’s just the way it is. For me,they ring loud and clear. I’m looking for that straight and narrow path!

    • john b said

      Sandie; I agree with you about the error of pre-trib. I have held discussion with nearly most denominations including SDA.I agree with most of what the Reformers affirmed.

      However; The bottom line is not about the observance of a day, be it Sabbath or Lord’s Day or their misrepresentations by the Babylonian Clerical institutions the reality is! Are we In Christ Jesus Or Not?

      The Bun Today expressed this reality of FREEDOM from Sin’s Bondage enabling the true worship in Spirit and in Truth.
      H.E said all things are done away, True Christ is our Salvation not the Day.
      Having said that; If Rome was to enforce Sunday worship upon me I would Choose Death. Amen.

      john b

    • Captain Eagle said

      Yes, that was me who brought up Pilgrim’s Progress. It’s a fantastic book.

      The thing with this “these days belong to pagans” is this.

      In many cases the Pagans siezed Hebrew things and claimed them for there own. I mentioned Halloween and o one is out there saying Christians should reclaim it back. No, we get told to drop it. Another thing is the zodiac. Before there was a written Word the Hebrews had a zodiac that was their Scripture. THe pagans later corrupted this too. No one wants to talk about this because they think it’s astrology but it’s a historical fact.

      Days like Christmas and Easter that were set near pagan holidays were partly done so to reclaim these days for Jesus Christ. This argument that this cannot be done is saying to me that pagans are too strong for Jesus to claim anything they lay claim to. Very few people who celebrate Christmas do so because of the pagans, they do it for Christ’s birth and death. Yes, God does hold us accountable to laws we may not be aware of but these are not celebrating paganism, they are celebrating His son. Since every day is a day that the Lord is made then how can any pagan hold claim to any of His days?

  16. Sandie said

    I never said this was about whether or not a person is in Christ,but the Lord did say to keep His commandments. I don’t think that’s trivial. When people say that we are not under the law but under grace,that’s no excuse to break laws. This Sunday business is something that is dangerously overlooked,in my opinion. I guess if we live long enough,we may see why this will be important,as I have said,Rome is pushing for this.(People seem to want to gloss over the fact that this decree came from Rome,and in their own words,are changing God’s law!)

    Having said that,I’ll drop the issue,unless someone else brings it up,and let me add,…I’ll be happy to be in line next to you at the gallows!

    • Captain Eagle said

      But I ask you again, how do we know that modern Saturday is the Saturday of the Bible? That’s not something to gloss over either. If we can’t even determine that to be accurate then how can we be expected to be held to a specific Sabbath day?

      Also, what counts as work on the Sabbath these days? In Jesus’ day kicking a stone that went more than 3 feet was considered work and Jesus spoke against that. The Temple leaders went after Him for healing on the Sabbath as well. For Christ that would be work since the creation was a miracle and God rested from it. It’s things like this that make me question if it matters what say we set aside as the Sabbath just as long as we set a day aside. I’m not saying I’m right but I’m saying that with the evidence I’m presented with that’s what I’ve concluded.

      Also, I work at a job that works 6 days a week with only Sunday off. I can’t take a Saturday off and if I did I’d lose my job. Do you think God’s going to hold that against anyone who needs a job in the long run? I believe God gave me this job as well and that’s another reason I’d question this train of thought.

  17. Cathy in WY said

    Look to the written Word of God, The Holy Bible, to learn about His Holy and righteous character and about what matters to God the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. We are to pray and walk in His will here while on earth. (Not what seems right to us). Many are stumbling observing ‘the tradition of men’ instead of what God tell us to do in His written word which LA calls “The Guidebook to the Supernatural-The Holy Bible.”
    Also note Sun-day is named after the Sun. Worship of the Sun-god and Baal with symbols of the sun and/or a bull has its roots in paganism and idolatry! This is hidden in darkness for some, yet plainly revealed in scriptural and historical study.
    What does God teach us and speak to us in His Holy Spirit inspired written word, The Holy Bible? (not by our own ‘vain’ imaginings, analyzing and self discovery. The Bible ‘says what it says.’ Satan the devil also known as Lucifer paid a very costly price for his sel adulation and worship of ‘self.’ We must not fall into the same snare he has laid for us all. Get into reading the written word of the Bible and know what it says, they one cannot be easily swayed nor deceived!

  18. Sandie said

    P.S.
    For the record,I do not belong to the SDA church. I am merely seeking the truth,and when presented with things I have read at the remnantofgod.org site,I would find it hard to dispute many beliefs they hold. (The head of the SDA church is in bed with Rome now,probably as much as any other tax-exempt church. I could link to proof of that as well,but it’s not relevant.)

    Anyone watching the New World Order develop comes to believe that All Roads do Lead to Rome!

    Maybe someday Lynn will do a blog about what he thinks of the subject,and I won’t feel so much that I am derailing things!

    Lynn,care to let us know your view of the Catholic Church in regards to the end-times?

  19. James said

    Dr. Marzulli;

    This was the most heart-striking bun I’ve read so far, thank you much.

    In other news… I personally believe the RC church did indeed screw up the Sabbath observance, and that the Sabbath should be observed on Saturday… Cap’n E. raised an interesting point about whether or not our modern calendar is relatively screwy… but if it’s good, we do indeed know the Resurrection happened between sunset Saturday and sunset Sunday, right after Passover…

    I’m glad that the fourth Commandment and all the others have been kept by Yashua/Jesus or we’d be scr*wed. With a capital scr*w.

  20. Frank said

    Just a head’s up. I listened to “Open Minds Radio” Podcast the other day, and it was scary. It’s a UFO podcast.

    The Guest was Joseph Apollo (hmmm) was discussing UFO’s in Native American culture. And everything he said was right out of the Alien gospel that LA is warning us about. I highly recommend people, pray up, and listen to this show as it further demonstrates that LA is right that the time is short, and after a WWIII event, “they” will reveal themselves to us.

    be on the lookout guys.

    • Captain Eagle said

      I’ve heard that the American Indians know the grays as the Ant People.

    • Frank said

      that may be true. This show was all about how indians met all the time with “star people”. they also talked alot about how these “prophecies” (ie Hopi and others) were being fulfilled and that the star people would be returning soon.

      And of course, it was VERY much just a showpiece of the alien gospel.

  21. There is some discussion about rapture and I had an odd thought. Not to get into a rapture debate, but what if the concept of rapture is one fomented by Satan. For example, when the Earth descends into chaos, what if the Antichrist proposes a “rapture” like escape to chosen ones, perhaps into space or aboard a large sea going vessel.

    Check out this recent article from Stephen Hawking. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/08/09/abandon-earth-face-extinction-warns-stephen-hawking/

    He basically states we need to abandon Earth. He also recently talks about not talking with extraterrestrials for they would most likely be dangerous.

    How about recent movies like 2012 that have people running to man made “arks” so they can “assure the continuity of our species”.

    Many people would change how they live their lives if they perceive Earth as doomed and are given a way out by the Antichrist.

    • Captain Eagle said

      I don’t have a problem with the pre rapture being used as a tool to catch the church off guard. That makes sense. But what if during there are some who are raptured and the Fallen Ones say they eliminated those who rejected their truth? I’ve always thought that aliens would be a good cover story to explain where raptured people went to non-believers.

  22. Sandie said

    The biggest warning Jesus gave concerning the end-time was to not be deceived,and that is where the truth comes in,to set us free from being deceived! Jesus told us He would return after certain things had come to pass. Anyone expecting Him to return,secretly,at any time,is vulnerable to believing something like you just described.
    The deceptions Lynn speaks of here are going to be dazzling,mesmerizing,and have the potential to overpower many who are not standing very,very firm.
    I assume Project Bluebeam has been covered here before,as well as the Day of Declaration,supposedly where the Maitreya will come on televisions,computers,etc,and communicate with people without having to say a word,…We know the technological capabilities of Satan’s handymen are vastly beyond our imaginations by now,and it’s beyond creepy!
    All the more reason to pray for the Lord to guard our hearts and minds in Him! We are under assault and they haven’t even begun to crank up the power yet.

    “Just T.V…or Military Weapon?” http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread529220/pg1

    (Ultra-creepy link to VEIL technology site! Yep,VEIL does look like EVIL!)

  23. john b said

    “WHEN THE LORD JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS IN FLAMING FIRE,
    DEALING OUT RETRIBUTION TO THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW GOD AND TO THOSE WHO DO NOT OBEY THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS.

    AND THESE WILL PAY THE PENALTY OF ETERNAL DESTRUCTION AWAY FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD AND FROM THE GLORY OF HIS POWER, WHEN HE COMES TO BE GLORIFIED IN HIS SAINT ON ‘THAT DAY’ AND TO BE MARVELED AT AMONG ALL WHO HAVE BELIEVED.

    2Thess1:7-10 Here is the separation our being caught up to be with the Lord. The angels shall gather the righteous in the sky whilst other angels gather the wicked to be cast into HellFire.

    This is the “Judgment of the Living and the dead” by the Hand of Christ. The day wherein there shall be “weeping and gnashing of teeth”. The day when the “sheep shall be separated from the Goats”. The day when we receive our “inheritance as Sons and daughters of God”. The day the wicked are “cast into the eternal Fire”. The day of reward and of punishment all pending on Faith or unbelief.

    John B

  24. Gregory Kasper said

    Soemone, maybe L.A. said that we are resist the devil and he will flee from us. This resistance has to have The Word of God incoporated. Remember the Angel Michael could not beat the Devil when they were fighting over the bones of Moses?

    Michael used the Authority of God’s Command to obey.

    In the meantime, realize that the devil’s lies are in series. We fight back with Truth.
    As an electrician, I’ll say that Lies are in Series and Truth is in Parallel.

  25. Howard Pepper said

    I couldn’t determine if this is the appropriate place to comment on your Coast to Coast AM appearance last night, LA, but didn’t see another place, so will do so here.

    For important context, I traveled the “right road” as to what you and your blog posters refer to, as a committed, eager Christian child, youth and then minister and “defender of the faith” (“apologist”) in my adult years to about age 45 (15 years ago). Via continued deeper study of the Bible, its collection as a “canon,” etc. I eventually had to massively modify away from historical orthodoxy, for a lot of very solid reasons, carefully considered. So I would qualify to be part of the apostasy of which you warn.

    But things are not NEARLY so simple. I know simplicity is easier and some people crave it particularly, so create their own private “systems,” or buy into one like yours, their church’s, etc. But people like you who DO look into the wide range of phenomena we can’t explain or fully understand, have a responsibility to NOT push all things difficult, complex and unexplained into simplistic, unhelpful conclusions about a grand deception, connected loosely to opaque, puzzling prophecies from diverse authors of the collected “Bible.” Amon other things I refer to the UFO phenomenon, or alleged “abductions”, or crop circles, the clearly “nonlocal” nature of reality, etc., etc. The posture you take is very unfortunate, as well as misguided, in that it serves as a brake on people actually openly, unfearfully doing research into what IS really going on, and how to make sense of it. “Grand deception” is both unhelpful and detrimental.

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