UPDATE FROM FREEDOMJOURNAL ARCHIVES 5 MAY 2008

(Updated 10 June 2009)

3-27-01 The Wicked and the ungodly.

3-28-01 Who Does Man Fear?

3-30-01 The Making of a Fool.

FREEDOMJOURNAL MESSAGE OF LIFE OR DEATH 3-27-01

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

"The Wicked and ungodly cannot Kill the righteous."

In the Book of Isaiah we find a vital scripture message for life or death.

Isaiah 57:2. "He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

We declare as a Vessel of God that the wicked and evil actions toward the righteous are for naught. Even if the wicked kill the righteous, he (the righteous) is not the loser in the end. When one is taken away in an upright life, they are removed from the wicked world in the land of the living and dead.

Isaiah 26:7.

"The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just."

If a man indicates a desire to walk in a just path, God will provide a path for him.

Can the wicked have peace? Will the path of the wicked dim in time as the path of righteousness rejoices in the Son? Who has chosen to be wicked or they inherently evil or ignorant? Does all of humankind have a pure heart that can only become tainted by Devilish desires?

Isaiah 57: 20.

"But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

57:21.

"There is no peace saith my God, to the wicked."

TO PEOPLE OF THE PLANET EARTH: THE CHOICE IS YOURS. ARE YOU RIGHTEOUS OR WICKED?

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal March 27, 2001 in the year of our Lord.

 

TAKEN FROM THE FREEDOMJOURNAL ARCHIVES UPDATED 7 MAY 2008

 

Greetings Brethren:

We do declare as Almighty God is our Judge: The great Prophets raised their voices Loud and Mighty regarding the sins of the Priests and church leaders. A nation full of sinful leaders denotes the sins of the multitudes. However, are any faithful to the Word?
It is written that a Lost Shepherd will find his way and those that Follow a way to Hell.

Peace,

Carl Patton, FreedomJournal

FREEDOMJOURNAL MESSAGE OF LIFE OR DEATH 3-28-01

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

"Who does man fear God or man?"

In most churches there are ungodly Preachers. You will also find many ungodly Deacons and other church leaders. There are also many ungodly people found among the various congregations. But in many situations there is some opposition to sin and ungodly behavior by the Preachers, leaders etc. However, usually this opposition is only idle talk and gossip.

The reality is that most people in the church that feel that there is a problem with the Preacher have a fear toward correcting the problem. Thus, they do nothing but talk. Why do so many so- called Christians fear shameless ungodly Preachers?

Meanwhile we have so-called Christians that refuse to take any action regarding the Clear Disrespect of God in the Church. We also have so-called Christians that feel that their works and giving of time and money will grant them salvation. We further note so-called Christians that believe that they own a church building and seek power and authority in the church body.

Isaiah 57:12. "I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works: for they shall not profit thee."

Isaiah warned the people that idols nor their good works and righteousness would save them. We cannot receive salvation through good works. Good works are not good enough to outweigh our sins. Salvation is a gift from God. Thus the only way to receive salvation is through faith in Christ. We see this further in the following scripture:

Ephesians 2:8-9. The Spiritually dead are made alive.

2:8. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God:

2:9. Not of works, lest any man should boast."

When you receive a gift, it is not honorable and righteous to say "how much do I owe you?" The gift of salvation is granted free by Almighty God yet many Christians out of gratitude feel that they are obligated to work for God. However, we should respond to this gift from God with gratitude, praise and joy.

We become saved through God's unmerited grace. Thus, we do not receive salvation as the result of any effort, ability, money or act of service on our part. Therefore, our salvation should result in works of service. This service is not for our personal benefit but to serve Him and build up the church. (Also see II Kings 20:19. Hezekiah full of pride did not thank God for his blessings. Rather, he tried to impress others with his wealth etc.).

Now regarding the so-called Christians that refuse to challenge or confront sin in the church especially the sin of church leaders.

JESUS TEACHES ABOUT HOW TO TREAT A BELIEVER WHO SINS

Situations

Unintentional error and/or private sin.

Public sins and/or those done with prior knowledge and flagrantly.

STEPS (MATTHEW 18:15-17)

1. Go to the brother or sister; reprove him or her in private.

2. If he or she does not listen, go with one or two witnesses.

3. If he or she refuses to listen, take the matter before the church.

AFTER THESE STEPS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT, THE NEXT STEPS ARE:

1. Remove the one in error from the fellowship (I Corinthians 5:2-13).

2. The church gives united disapproval, but forgiveness and comfort are in order if he or she chooses to repent

(II Corinthians 2:5-8).

3. Do not associate with the disobedient person. If you must, speak to him/her as one who needs a warning (II Thessalonians 3:14, 15).

4. After two warnings, reject the person from the fellowship (Titus 3:10).

On a final note we reveal that God has not ordained the record keeping of money that is offered to the church through giving. Specifically we mean that financial records on individual church members are ungodly. This also means that income records given to the church are ungodly. The most present danger here is that people that give more than others may/will take on a worldly attitude of being filled with pride regarding their gifts to the church.

Therefore we advise all Christians as Almighty God is our Judge, Stop trying to do God's work. God keeps a record of all that you do to uplift the kingdom of God. However, you must realize the difference between God's Kingdom and your personal interests.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal March 28, 2001 in the year of our Lord.

 


FROM THE FREEDOMJOURNAL ARCHIVES UPDATED 13 MAY 2008

FREEDOMJOURNAL MESSAGE OF LIFE OR DEATH 3-30-01

THE MAKING OF A FOOL

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

"Is it possible to be a Fool and not be an Atheist?"

O' Land and country hear this plea. Can one be an Atheist and not a Fool? Thus, what comes first, Atheism or Foolery?

Psalms 14:1-4 Only the Fool denies God. How foolish it must seem to God when people say there is no God.

14:1: "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

David as an inspired writer reveals the dreadful condition of Fools. First of all a Fool is defined as someone stupid, wicked (especially impious). Thus, to say there is No God is the doctrine of an atheist. However no one but a stupid person would make such a statement. The disbelief in God is bad enough but the atheist makes the negative statement there is no God.

Meanwhile, it is impossible for any man to have seen the entire universe. Thus, the affirmation of an atheist is ridiculous. Therefore, the term fool is an appropriate term to use to describe this character. Fools are not always stupid or uneducated, but one becomes a Fool by rejecting God. For the record one is a Fool also when they reject and attempt to censor the FreedomJournal and this writer.

14:2. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

The true atheist is either foolish or wicked or both. He is foolish because he ignores the evidence that God exists. Or he is wicked because he refuses to live by God's Truth. Thus, to speak in direct defiance of God is utterly foolish according to the Bible.

14:4. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? Who eat up my people as they eat bead, and call not upon the Lord."

The lack of knowledge and willful refusal to accept God is foolish. The ongoing rejection of God by those that also claim to know God is also wicked. Thus we petition all Preachers who forsake God, atheists and agnostics; you are on a Wicked Foolish Road.

See Romans 3:10-12. Paul notes that the entire human race has strayed from God. Also, see Psalms 53:1. Many come to deny God because they do not want to be held accountable for sin. Meanwhile, a Fool is defined as a Fool.

On a final note the FreedomJournal declares as Almighty God is our witness and Judge: The greatest threat to the Church and God comes not from outside but within. Thus the confused political demagogues that espouse Socialism and Communism are not a real threat to the church. Nor is a lost immoral world that holds money and material things as the most important endeavor of humankind. Here we also note that the Church house in many instances have bowed to this same money idol. However let the record show that the greatest Socialist is one that knows God. But back to the church. The Preachers are the greatest threat to the church. Do they know God? Are they atheists? Is it a clear rejection of God and Christ for Preachers to CLAIM THAT GOD HAS COMMANDED A TITHE (10% OF INCOME) FROM ALL CHURCH MEMBERS?

It is for sure that the callous and Foolish manner in which most Preachers have come to defraud the Church and God's people speaks of disbelief and the rejection of God. Thus, the political, social and economic atheists take a back seat to the ungodly that come as leaders in the church.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal March 30, 2001 in the year of our Lord.


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