Preacher's Ponderings

BIBLICAL CREATION

Reasonable, Logical, and Scientific!

R.S.Brewer, Pastor

3/12/17

I John 5:7 - For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

The Biblical account of creation is ridiculed by atheists, patronized by liberals, and often allegorized even by conservatives. The fact is, however, that it is God's own account of creation, corroborated by Jesus Christ (Mark 10:6-8, etc.), who was there! God said that He spoke the cosmos into existence, and the account is reasonable, logical, and fully in accord with all true science and history.

There are only two possible basic models or origins—that is, of the origin of the universe, of the earth, of life, of human life, and of all the basic systems of the cosmos. These are, in  the simplest terms: Evolution, with all its variations or Biblical Creation

Either the origin of things can be understood in terms of 1. continuing natural processes, that is, processes still observable, or 2. they cannot—one or the other.

If they cannot, then we must resort to completed supernatural processes to explain the origin of, at the least, the basic systems of the cosmos.  Evolution and Biblical Creation thus exhaust the possibilities, as far as origins are concerned.

This necessarily means that if we can demonstrate to be false either model of origins, then the other must be true. There are no other options.

By definition, evolution should still be occurring now, since it is to be explained by present existing and observable processes. If there is anything certain in this world, it is that there is no evidence whatever that macro evolution (changing from one species to another with more complexity) is occurring today.  No one has ever seen a big bang bring order and life.  No one has ever seen a fish become an ape - though I must confess, I have seen some university professors de-evolve into the likenesses of primates and jackasses! It would seem that evolution has been falsified, at least as far as the present world is concerned.

This does not prove it did not happen in the past, of course, but the evolutionist should recognize that this means "Evolution" is not science, since it is not observable. Evolution must be accepted on faith.  Actually, there is no evidence at all that evolution ever took place in the past either. In all of secular, recorded history, extending back nearly five thousand years, no one has ever recorded the natural evolution of any kind of creature (living or non-living) into a more complex kind.

Furthermore, all known vertical changes seem to go in the wrong direction, that is, they get worse instead of better,(Are you listening pro-GMO crowd?) An average of at least one species has become extinct every day since records have been kept, but no new species have evolved during that time.

Stars explode, comets and meteorites disintegrate, the biosphere deteriorates, and everything eventually dies, so far as all historical observations go, but nothing has ever evolved into higher complexity. If evolution were true, there should be millions of transitional types among these multiplied billions of fossils—in fact, everything should show transitional features. But they do not!  If one were to rely strictly on the observed evidence, he would have to agree that past evolution has also been falsified. If evolution did not occur in the past, and does not occur at present, then it is entirely imaginary—not a part of the real world at all.

This leaves creation as the necessary explanation of origins. This fact is also confirmed by the best-proved laws of science—the law of conservation in quantity and the law of decay in complexity, or the famous First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. The truth is, the empirical scientific evidence tells us that the planet we live on is not millions of years old, but less than fourteen thousand years old.

Based on Biblical revelation, with archeological, and astronomical evidence, we here at GIBC have found the “First Time” was very close to 10,976 BC.  To this agree many scientific observations as well as the Biblical narrative. Special Creation with supernatural forces is the way our Lord Jesus - The One True God, brought ALL things into existence. The whole creation, seen and unseen, testifies to this. John 1;1-3 - Jhn 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jhn 1:2 - The same was in the beginning with God.
Jhn 1:3 - All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

 

 

KING JAMES BIBLE ISSUES

ESV 2016 REVISION CHANGES

Note to the Reader:  The LORD God (Jehovah Elohim) promised to preserve His Word - PERFECTLY! (Ps 12:6, 7, Prov 30:5, 6 etc).  An Every-Word Bible is absolutely necessary to the understanding of His Word.  There is not a man in this world smart enough or wise enough to better even the smallest of Words in the KJB, and will face the almighty for trying. See Rev 22.  This article is included so that one may see just a sampling of the changes arrogant man makes in competing with the promise of the Almighty.  "Yea, hath God said," came out of the mouth of the destroyer and author of confusion.  The born-again child of God must reject theses New Age Versions to avoid error multiplied upon error. The following compare the 2016 Version of the ESV to the 2011 Version from the revisers!

 

(We are not told of the character or qualifications of the reviser(s), how many there were,or who authorized it,; but it is obvious scholarship is absent from this version altogether.)

Crossway Bibles made a revision to the text of the English Standard Version (ESV) in 2016. There were 52 word changes in 29 verses. When publishers make changes such as this, we often get requests to keep the prior version(s) available. We cannot do so as our licensing agreement with the Bible publishers require us to display the most recent version. However, Crossway Bibles has made it very easy to see the differences, which are displayed below.

Permanent Text (2016)

ESV Text (2011)

Genesis 3:16

Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.

Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.

Genesis 4:7

Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.

Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.

Exodus 38:11

And for the north side there were hangings of a hundred cubits; their twenty pillars and their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.

And for the north side there were hangings of a hundred cubits, their twenty pillars, their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.

Numbers 14:42

Do not go up, for the LORD is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies.

Do not go up, for the Lord is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies.

Judges 6:13

And Gideon said to him, "Please, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us?

And Gideon said to him, "Please, sir, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us?

2 Samuel 23:34

Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai of Maacah, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,

Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai of Maacah, Eliam the son of Ahithophel of Gilo,

1 Kings 8:48

if they repent with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies,

if they repent with all their mind and with all their heart in the land of their enemies,

2 Kings 20:18

And some of your own sons, who will come from you, whom you will father, shall be taken away,

And some of your own sons, who shall be born to you, shall be taken away,

2 Chronicles 6:38

if they repent with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity to which they were carried captive,

if they repent with all their mind and with all their heart in the land of their captivity to which they were carried captive,

2 Chronicles 13:9

Whoever comes for ordination with a young bull or seven rams becomes a priest of what are not gods.

Whoever comes for ordination with a young bull or seven rams becomes a priest of what are no gods.

Esther 9:32

The command of Esther confirmed these practices of Purim, and it was recorded in writing.

The command of Queen Esther confirmed these practices of Purim, and it was recorded in writing.

Psalm 18:48

who rescued me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you delivered me from the man of violence.

who delivered me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you rescued me from the man of violence.

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

Isaiah 2:3

For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Isaiah 10:5

Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!

Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!

Ezekiel 40:14

He measured also the vestibule, sixty cubits. And around the vestibule of the gateway was the court.

He measured also the vestibule, twenty cubits. And around the vestibule of the gateway was the court.

Hosea 13:14

I shall ransom them from the power of Sheol; I shall redeem them from Death.

Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death?

Micah 4:3

He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away;

He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong nations far away;

Matthew 4:24

So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them.

So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.

Matthew 17:15

"Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly.

"Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly.

Luke 7:36

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table.

One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.

Luke 22:44

And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Luke 24:47

and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.

Luke 24:50

And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.

John 5:22

For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,

The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,

Ephesians 1:5

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.

he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—

Colossians 1:11

being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

James 2:10

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.

For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

 

 

SIN- DEFINED BY THE LORD GOD

February 19, 2017

I John 3:4 – Sin is the transgression of God’s law. 

There it is; the matter is settled for time and eternity.  Man needs to know the definition of sin; here, the LORD God (Jehovah Elohim) defined it in no uncertain terms.  The definition of sin is not up to me as a person, as a pastor, or as a parent. The Supreme God defines sin; NOT the pope, or the imam or their mahdi. It is the LORD God (Jehovah Elohim) that determines what sin is, and it was defined before the earth, the oldest celestial body in the heavens, was created.

Deu 4:39 - Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.  

Therefore, in defining correct human behavior, we must consult with Him and He has documented, in great detail, what normal human lifestyles are.  You’ll recall, that Satan, the archangel rejected because he wanted the Creator’s position, not being satisfied with the position the Omniscient, Omnipotent One put him in, promised Eve she could be as God knowing good and evil.”

(Knowing-yada” contextually, “determining”). good and evil.) That was an invitation Eve could not resist.  She could be like God and make the determination as to how good and evil is defined.  That way, the LORD God wouldn’t have to do it – or “you can determine what sin is INSTEAD of God.  It’s all history now.  Her fateful decision has become a hereditary characteristic passed down to all of Adam and Eve’s fallen, sin-prone, progeny. 

Now, with a historical foundation laid, we can intelligently, rationally, and objectively address the subject of “Homosexuality.”  What does God say?  Again, it does not matter what anybody else says; it only matters what the LORD God says about it. He is the arbiter of right and wrong. 

Regardless of one’s chosen lifestyle, it is the LORD God that determines whether the behavior is sinful or not.  So what does God say about it?  What does the documentation reveal?  God’s documentation, the Bible, was provided and preserved by Him for every generation.  Consequently, all of mankind will be accountable to one unchanging standard; judged by one objective and unchanging Judge.

Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

The word “abomination” comes from  the Hebrew (- תּוֹעֵבָ. -tow`ebah). Contextually defined, it is that which is disgusting to God; that which He detests.  Some form of this word is used in relation to human behavior in 167 verses.  Remember, it is the LORD God that determines right and wrong.  He tells us that sexual relations with persons of the same sex or sexual behavior directed toward a person or persons of one's own gender, is an abomination to Him.

Studying the etymology of the word, “homosexual,”  we find that it usually referred to the male from the early days of the English language, in the twelfth and thirteenth century.  However, by Biblical definition, a homosexual is one who has sexual relations with a person of his or her own gender.  Again, may I repeat, homosexuality, or the homosexual act is an abomination to God.  It is transgression of His law.

Mankind, like Lucifer and his angels, had/has a free will.  Therefore, man always had/has a choice whether or not he was going to submit himself, of his own volition, to sinful acts of homosexuality.  Fallen man/mankind has inherited a sinful nature that is contrary to God, God’s plan, and God’s will. Our sinful nature resents being denied access to any of our carnal desires. 

To say that one was born a homosexual is to say one has no choice but to behave that way.  The serial murderer could say the same thing, as could a drug addict.  All of it is a lie, and when a person falls for a lie like that, whether it is homosexuality, murder, recreational drug use that resulted in addiction, alcoholism, or over-eating, he chooses to be controlled and enslaved by that sin. The over-eater misses God’s purpose in food and eating.

Pro 23:2 - And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. 

Homosexuality is an abomination to God.  Not because I say so, but because He does.  

Leviticus 20:13 - If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.  RSB

 

 

 

 

This Battle is The Lord's

February 12, 2017

Gen 6:5 - And GOD saw that the wickedness (anti-God behavior)) of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil (evil - mischief, harm, hurt) continually. 

This is the way the world was in the days of Noah, just before the Lord God, Jehovah Elohim, poured out His judgment on mankind. . The LORD gave America the kind of leader(s) we deserved because of our rebellious, self-centered ways.  God’s people began to suffer at the hands of  lawless, corrupt administrations years ago, but it accelerated about eight years ago!. 

Right became wrong, abominations, as defined by the LORD, were openly paraded as right and those who disagreed were labeled bigots, racist, and homophobes (fear of queers).  People of the Book were ridiculed for telling the truth, and the People’s House was bathed in the lights of LGBT perversion as if it were a normal lifestyle and something to be proud of.  We could not get our government to punish the evil-doers, or refuse to finance their forays into sin, shame, and compromise.

Believers, as well as conservative unbelievers looked forward to the end of this corrupt and unlawful administration, but all we saw was the same old go-along-to-get-along, establishment politicos vying to replace the open corruption of the left.  One stood out from the pack of testosterone-challenged, same-old-rhetoric candidates; he really wasn’t a politician, but a business man whose ears were tuned to the cries of the remnant of God’s people and conservative citizens.  He said what "we the people" were saying, and we were heartened when he willingly stood out from the pack as well as the current corruption  vying for the keys to the White House. 

It seemed to many of the remnant of Bible-believers, that this one non-politician who stood out from all the rest, just might be a gift from the Lord in the last hours of these last days. Among these are modern “Noahs” of the last days, who saw a ray of light from above which carried a conditional promise  which said in the words of 2 Chronicles 7:14, that IF my Believers would repent, THEN He would hear from Heaven and heal our land. 

We all rejoiced at the opportunity it seemed the Lord was giving us. Pro 29:2 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

With the election of this non-politician “promise keeper” the Believers and conservatives turned from over eight years of mourning, to rejoicing in the possibilities of returning to the Lord and to a  nation of laws the Creator / Saviour had given to our nation’s forefathers.

The modern-day “Noahs” began proclaiming the truth of the LORD God that this was indeed a Divinely-granted opportunity for our nation to turn back (repent) to the goodness that made America great, the envy and hope of the world.  

Pro 8:15 - By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.  

However, the left-overs from the corruption of the previous eight-plus years, exhibited the chaos, destruction, and wrath that is symptomatic of those who are offspring of the father of their motives and motivation! Rev 12:12 -… for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time

Now we see the corrupt left with their partners from the establishment right (RINOs), along with heretics and apostate preachers, teachers, and pastors, uniting against the Lord God, His people, and the newly-elected non-politician (2Pe 2:1) - …false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 

The battle is now set in array. As in the days of Noah, Divine judgment is at hand; it is set and will not tarry.  The satanic multitudes have and will continue to use lies, deceit, chaos, and destruction, to further their satanic globalist cause, just as in the days of Nimrod;

but the people of God must learn to be people of the Book, and seek out the pastors and teachers who are the called according to God’s heart (Jer 3:15), whom He has called Eph 4:12 - For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

This battle will be won only by the Creator’s eternal truth which will expose the lies and deceit.  The knowledge and understanding of God’s Word is paramount in this battle.  II Chron 20:15-...Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's. RSB

 

 

 

 

About "Climate Change"

January 25, 2017

Gen 8:22 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Among the beauties of being born again of incorruptible seed, which is the Word of God which liveth and abideth for ever, (1Pet 1:23), and recognizing that the Word of God is infallible, inerrant, inspired, and perfectly preserved in the King James Bible, is the fact that our Saviour/Creator has given us, in that Word, a foundation by which to understand the verity (truth) of what we hear, see, touch, taste, and smell – and even the thoughts and intents of the heart.  What a treasure that indeed is! 

For such Believers, this is called our “worldview,” our Biblical Worldview. Allow me to take a moment to define “worldview” and then, understanding it, we will be far less susceptible or vulnerable, to all error and deceit.

Col 2:8 - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Basically stated, “worldview” is the overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world. A Biblical worldview is based on the infallible Word of God and less than 9% of professing Believers know about or have a “Biblical Worldview.” It is a crime God, through His Word, is not consulted in this matter, as it should be in all matters!  He is the Creator and nothing escapes His perfect understanding of all things.

This ignorance and lack of understanding of "worldview" is a satanic thrust is to keep all people, including Believers, ignorant of God and His eternal truth. 

That said, I will apply my Biblical Worldview to the political hot potato called “global warming,” a.k.a. “Climate change.”  Satan’s crowd went from “Global Warming” to “Climate Change” when the truth came out from  Climatologist whistle-blowers that the “GW” crowd was fudging the numbers to support their view. 

Well, the Creator, my Saviour, said in His Book which He hath given, that “seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease for as long as the earth remaineth.(Gen 8:22). 

However, Lk 21:33 says the earth shall pass away and that passing away is described in 2 Pet 3:10.  Chronologically, that is after the Millennial Reign of Christ on this present earth, and after the Great White Throne Judgment.  After that, the present earth, and all three heavens with all the works therein will be dissolved in a nuclear event; (2Pet3:12)...

...but those of us with a Biblical Worldview,(2Pet 3:14) look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness, according to His promise. (2 Pet 3:12) 

In vs 17 of 2 Pet 3, Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

Consequently, when we hear left-wing globalists, DNC and liberal GOP, lying politicians talk about “Climate change,” who will ye believe?  God’s Eternal Word or satanic liars? 

I recall Algore and the like, talking about ½ degree warmer average temperature change across the globe, I marvel at that!  ½ Degree change, globally, is not change, it is control! 

The expensive digital thermostat in my house will not control the average temperature within ½ degree!  When it operates within its specified limits, it controls within +/- 3 degrees; and that is CONTROL! 

The Creator, Jehovah Elohim, designed the seasons (Gen 8:22), and the paths of the wind:

Ecc 1:6 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits

It is the same with the rain: Ecc 1:7 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again

These are cycles designed by the Creator, my Saviour, described for me, a Believer, in the Eternal Book He has given.  The Biblical worldview is not the only worldview; it is, however, the only correct worldview;  it is the only worldview that allows me to understand the Creation – defined as "all that may be observed or discerned."

Those that get all upset over liberal proclamations of global climate change, which are false, are simply ignorant of the Biblical worldview:

Luk 21:26 - Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

The same is true of those scoffers that cannot see the signs of the times:

2Pe 3:4 - …saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation

In either case, the Believer who sees all things through a Biblical worldview, can remain on a faith-full even-keel as he knows our Creator-Saviour is in complete control, allowing man to exercise his freewill within boundaries!  RSB

 

 

Learning then Doing Better

R.S. Brewer, Pastor

December 11, 2016

 

Jas 4:17 - Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.  While we expect unbelievers to adhere to the pagan ways of the “religious” world, During my frequent ponderings while reflecting upon the condition of professing Christianity, I am saddened by our attitudes against conforming to the revealed will of the only Begotten Son of God. 

He purchased our salvation with His own blood and I am amazed at the ingratitude and  resistance of those professing to be saved to  the changes our Saviour wants in our lives that were pagan while we were begging to be delivered from the bondage of the world.  The truth is, we, volitionally, brought that pagan ball and chain of  slavery with us, and even after receiving His free gift of eternal life, professing believers steadfastly refuse to put it down. 

We are now only shackled to the life of slavery by the exercise of our own free will!  We unlearned some of the lying traditions past down to us like that of the lies surrounding the birth of our Lord Jesus, the Sacrificial Lamb of God, but seem incapable and/or unwilling, of applying this knew found knowledge and understanding to correcting the error from our old life.

As a 20th century child, we readily accepted that Jesus, was born in a manger in Bethlehem in the dead of winter on December 25th.  That simply is not true!  While Jesus was born in stable and laid in a manger, in the country town of Bethlehem, the center of an agricultural area, because there was no room in the only Inn in town, it was in the Spring when lambs are born; not winter, not fall!

Few of us every asked the question as to why there was no room in the Inn, nor did we have pastor’s that taught us why a country Inn in a little farming area should be packed out.  Was it because there was a meeting of the FFA? (Future Farmers of America). Also, why were the shepherds living (abiding) in the fields by night and watching over their flocks? Luk 2:8 - And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. We just accepted that shepherds of sheep do that in the dead of winter.  Well, had we asked our pastor’s and if they were called after God’s own heart ,(Jer 3:15)  they could have told you what I was never told because my pastor’s were still living in Egypt, so to speak. 

As most deer, sheep, and elk hunters know, the young of these animals are conceived in the fall during the "rut" and born in the early spring, sometime after the vernal equinox.  Bethlehem was a sheep-raising center.  When the lambs are born in the spring, the predatory animals that were in the area, lions, bears, wolves, etc., went where the newborn lambs were for an easy meal.  Most of the aforementioned predatory animals are nocturnal hunters—that is, they hunt at night and sleep during the day.  The Shepherds in Luke 2, were out watching over their flocks to keep the predators from the new lambs.  The new lambs which met the stringent Biblical requirements were sold to the Jews who came from Jerusalem to purchase their Passover lambs in preparation for the 14th of Abib. 

Abib, the first month by decree of the LORD God, (Jehovah Elohim) roughly corresponds to the Gregorian month of April.  On or about the first of the month Abib,  Bethlehem became a very busy little town with many Jews making the 6-mile or more trek from Jerusalem.  They would take up the rooms in the Inn, waiting for their lamb to take back to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast. 

Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb of God, was born during that time in a stable and laid in a manger, because the Inn had no vacancies available. In 33 years, Jesus, the Lamb of God, would be crucified on the 14th of Abib, in the early spring, paying the price for the sins of the whole world. 

Those are the basic facts and there are many amazing details, too numerous to mention in this venue.  This being factual, what meaneth this winter season with Babylonian phallic-symbol trees, green wreaths representing the womb and fertility.  What meaneth this winter solstice celebration, and a gluttonous, long haired, vagrant, who purportedly knows all?   I can find none of it in the pages of Holy Writ, except as a warning from Jehovah Elohim through his messengers the prophets.

 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. (Jer 10:2)

Knowing this or learning this, why then, do professing Believers allow themselves to be enslaved by these pagan observances? If we can’t give “something” up that is not right, that “something” has us in bondage and we are enslaved to it. Christmas, decorated trees, green wreaths, satan claws, are not for believers. 

To keep our pagan traditions, Believers say, “but we do not worship the Xmas tree;” The word “worship” means “to bow down, prostrate oneself.”  Now as you kneel down to place your presents/offerings beneath the tree, have someone take your picture.  Then tell me about "worship!  Further, they say, “It might be pagan, but this is one idol, I cannot forsake! The Lord pardon thy servant in this thing, but we are not going to give it up!” (see 2 Ki 5:18) Are we connecting the dots yet, brethren? RSB

 

 

CREATION AND NATURAL LAW

November 20th, 2016

Ezek 18:20 - The soul that sinneth, it shall die. Rom 3:23 - The wages of sin is death.  Other than the obvious meaning that we apply in our every day lives, these two versus are the Biblical version of what science has relatively termed the Second Law of Thermodynamics or the Law of Entropy.  This law, created by God, affects more of the lives of mankind than people realize. Let me briefly explain the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.  Both are universally accepted as fact.  The fact is, both of these scientific laws prove evolution is less than a myth. “Evolution” is a lie—a false religion, which is anti-Christ and anti-God. Only this religion of the evolutionist keeps them from admitting the truth of this.  But these laws go far beyond merely proving that Charles Darwin was a fool.  Allow me to briefly explain both laws.  The First Law says Energy or matter, can be transferred from one place to another, or transformed from one form to another, but it can be neither created nor destroyed. Or we can put it another way: The total quantity of energy in the universe is constant. When the total quantity of something does not change, we say that it is conserved. The two statements given above, then, are two ways of expressing “the law of conservation of energy.” This law is considered the most powerful and most fundamental generalization about the universe that scientists have ever been able to make.  The reason why no energy can now be created is because only God can create energy or matter, and because God has rested (or ceased) from all His work which He created and made (Genesis 2:3). This, of course, refers to the physical creation. The reason why energy cannot now be destroyed is because the Lord is now …upholding all things by the word of His power. Hebrews 1:3.  I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever: nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it"

 

Col 1:17 - and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  One way of stating the Second Law is: ‘The universe (everything physical) is constantly getting more disorderly! Viewed that way, we can see the Second Law is all about us. We have to work hard to straighten a room, but left to itself it becomes a mess again, very quickly and very easily. Even if we never enter it, it becomes dusty and musty. How difficult to maintain houses, and machinery, and our own bodies, in perfect, or less-than-perfect working order; how easily and quickly they  deteriorate. In fact, all we have to do is ignore them; that is, do nothing, and everything deteriorates, collapses, breaks down, wears out, all by itself. That is what the Second Law is all about.  Only a superior outside force can counter the effects of the Second Law.  Only God can be creative.  The First Law is proof that God is, and is the Creator.  Man cannot do or undo what God has done.  The Second Law says that man and the physical creation will, in all ways, decay and die without intervention from the Creator.  Without the guiding, maintaining, preserving, hand of God, disorder and corruption, have free run.  An anti-God individual will decay morally and physically. Like a person with a weak or no immune system, he will sink into moral degradation. Man was not designed to succeed without God. That is the Second Law. Society is made of individuals.  A society made up of individuals who do not see the proof of God and believe that He is, is a society upon which the Second Law will have no mercy.  I wonder if that could be why Rock n Roll musicians average just over 40years of life expectancy?  Man or society that ignores God, misses the maintenance and preservation of the only One who is the Lawgiver.  Sin still takes its toll– consequently, we all die - physically.  The house we live in- our body -is under the curse of sin.  The new man that lives in that house is born of God and literally cannot sin (1Jn 3:9)  As it was in Noah’s day, so it is today. Man and society have turned their backs on the only Source of redemptive, creative power.  Consequently, evil men and seducers are waxing worse and worse deceiving and being deceived. (II Tim 3:13)  The truth that sets man free, God’s Word, like the dove Noah sent from the ark (Gen 8:9), is having a tough time finding a place to land.  All the while, the truth that sets mankind free is obvious and all around us.  Yet people ignore it like they do God.  Despite the fact that the religion of evolution violates all known scientific laws, the high priests of these lies find large supportive audiences.  After all, if there is no God, say the foolish and the fools, I will not have to face or answer to Him!….RSB

 

 

 

RENEWAL of AMERICA

 September 4, 2016
Pastor R.S.Brewer

Jhn 8:36 - If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. While reading comments about the presidential election, recently, two things caught my attention: First, people are commenting that as a result of an apparent Trump election, America and Americans will gain back the many freedoms and liberties we have lost, while sending the pagan Islamic criminals back to the cesspool countries their pagan religion has produced.  Secondly, other comments have to do with the satanic nature of the Obama-Hillary-DNC and Establishment GOP opposition.  If there is an election, and I am still here for it, I will cast my vote for Trump. I am looking for the LORD's return in obedience to His command to watch.  You can't see the day coming if you do not know what to watch for! 

Heb 10:25  - Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

However, from a Scriptural perspective, Trump cannot be the saviour the majority of voting Americans think he could be. America’s pride in thinking our country can simply pick itself up, dust itself off and return to the relative greatness it knew in days gone by is simply foolish thinking. 

America has turned from the LORD God that gave her the liberties at America’s inception because the new American’s, pilgrims, were looking not to be free FROM God but to be free to serve God; learning to make His preserved Word (KJB) their rule of faith and practice in all aspects of their lives

Today, America is under God’s judgment and it is evidenced by the growth of the satanic-darkness invading our land.  The DNC and the RINO’s are part of the manifestation of that Divine judgment, as the Lord our Protector is removing His hand of protection and allowing us to be invaded by Philistines (Islam).  The DNC and RINO’s think they’ll be able to control these poor deceived people that Jehovah describes as “wild men” (Gen 16:12).  As Rome has covertly used the 1.5 billion Muslims, so the DNC has used the American black people, pandering to them with the likes of Obama-phones, to get their votes.  After which, they are kept in poverty and forgotten!  It is interesting to note that the DNC was part of and financed the KKK!  As Americans moved away from the Lord God, they became less discerning, believing the lies of the Democrat and Establishment GOP politicians.

 

Note: In reference to the Lord, our Creator and Saviour, I will differentiate Him from the Catholic's Baal the sun- god, and Islam's Allah the moon-god by using His name "Jehovah."

Exo 6:3 - And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
Psa 83:18 - That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.

Rome is and always has been behind the Philistine Goliath we call Islam today.  Rome is and always has been, since its inception, a political ideology of chaos seeking to achieve global domination and is responsible for much of the Middle East hatred, the attacks on and the desire to destroy Israel. This destruction includes the Jews, and Biblical Believers who support Israel; even if we do not agree with Judaism’s theology concerning the Messiah, Jesus. 

Rome put on the “mask of religion” in 325 AD at the Council of Nicea with her first pope, Constantine. The “Roman church” (patterned after Babylon) found great obstacles in her attempt to conquer Jerusalem to allow the pope to sit in the Temple on the Temple Mount. (Exactly what the Antichrist desires to do in the Tribulation, and the Tribulation Temple (already in existence in the time of Rev 11:1) that will be built where the Dome of the Rock is preparing to fall!

Rome tried to yoke the strength of the Arab people, using the charismatic, pedophile, criminal, Mohammed, whom they groomed, trained and financed, but found that the Arabs simply could not be controlled.(Gen 16:12) 

Rome even embedded a beautiful Arab-Catholic woman with the young Mohammed, who wrote and/or greatly influenced the writing of the Koran, in an attempt to harness the Arab’s strength of numbers for the purpose of overthrowing Israel and Jerusalem. 

Rome was even complicit in America’s Civil War, trying to conquer the young but Strong America, and assassinating the beloved President Lincoln by Jesuits. Lincoln was onto Rome’s ploy, and with God’s help, defeated Rome who allied herself to the South and Jefferson Davis, reputed to be the “Pope’s boy.” .

However, Rome has not relented – Islam with her moon-god Allah, like her mother, Rome and her sun-god Baal are still political ideologies of world domination, still wearing the mask of a religion. America and Israel are still in Rome’s sights.  Using the Muslims like canon-fodder, they attack that which Jehovah Elohim loves and died for in the person of Jesus Christ.  Rome’s and her sun-god, Baal, covertly yoking Islam for plausible deniability reasons,  using the numerical strength of Islam and her moon-god, Allah, are on the tools of the satanic attack that many in America sense in this election cycle. The Jesuit Pope Francis of Rome is an evil, wicked, corrupt, globalist and is, no doubt, the false prophet described in Rev 13:11-17.  The Antichrist (Rev 13:1, 18) Henry K. (Kissinger = 666) and the false prophet, Francis have a date with a summary judgment,  (Rev 19:20) both by-passing the Great White Throne and being cast into the Lake of Fire!

Rev 18:3 - For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies

Biblically, Islam will become an insignificant or non-entity after the Russian organized and led Gog-Magog war, recorded in Eze 38 and 39. (Gog and Magog #2 being at the end of the millennium (Rev 20:8)), in an attack on Israel in the which Jehovah Elohim will intercede.(Eze 38:17-23)  The “Woman on the Beast” is Roman Catholicism and the Beast is the 10 Member Nations of the WEU, partly strong and partly weak (Rev 17:9, 12 / Dan 2:34-41). 

Electing Donald Trump is not the way to prevent an invasion and crippling of the US, though, as I said, he would get my vote IF we are here and there is an election.  America’s hope is through 2 Chronicles 7:14 – where saved people “my people” begin to seek His face.  Then, the LORD God would intervene and Mr. Trump could be effective.  However, God’s Word tell us in 2Ti 4:3 - For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;  (see 2 Thess 2:3)

Consequently, since this is what God saw for the days in which we live, my desires and hopes for a Spiritual revival in America have been dashed on the rocks of this apostate generation.  What is next?  Mat 24:37 - But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  RSB

 

 

 

 

 

Last Days Deception

By Pastor R.S. Brewer

It is time, once again, to set the record straight - as a man, called of God ought to do.  Many of my Pastor colleagues, some even Independent Baptists, are leading their people astray - some are themselves deceived and say the issues and standards of God's unchanging Word do not matter any more,  but I maintain  they do not matter any less! Some professed brethren are using using "the god's of Egypt"  as promotional material to increase attendance on  pagan holidays and attracting crowds by any means, totally leaving out the primary ministry of a New Testament Church - the ministry of the WORD, which God's Word say he must give himself to CONTINUALLY. 

A true man of God would teach his people about these errors and lead them away from it. Like Substituting the OT name for Joshua in place of Jesus:

 "JESUS" or "Yahshua"

"Yahshua" is NOT a Hebrew Word for "Jesus". It is an anglicized form of "Yĕhowshuwa`" used 218 times in the OT and ALWAYS of "Joshua" and meaning, "Jehovah Delivers" -  defined Biblically. (i.e.- I Chron 11:14)

The Hebrews were only aware of a promised Messiah and that He would be called "Immanuel." (Isa 7:14)  However,  the name of "Jesus," is not found in the Old Testament Hebrew language. Jesus' name was first used in Matthew chapter 1and verse 1, and a total of 5 times in that chapter and it is NEVER synonymous with "Joshua" anywhere in the New Testament.

Jesus, Biblically defined  means,  "Saviour of His People" (Mat 1:21) and is the name  that is above all names:
Phl 2:9 - Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Phl 2:10 - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Phl 2:11 - And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

So, I offer up the preceding brief Bible-based lesson for those who want to know.  Those of you who do not want to know - stick your fingers in your ears, and cover eyes and continue down the Christ-dishonoring path.  May the Lord help us!  Pastor Brewer.

 

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John 8:32 - And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free

 

MY FELLOW LABORERS

By Pastor R.S. Brewer

Someone attended our services sometime ago and after the service asked what I was mad about.  Taken back by his inquiry, I inquired as to his meaning.  He said, " You sound like you are mad at the people you are preaching to.  My reply was this:  Sir, I see a bridge out ahead, I see a fire down below, and a freight train bearing down on us.  Sir, what may have sounded  like anger to you, was merely a passionate pastor trying to rescue, then prepare, as many as possible for what is about to happen - the bridge is out; there is a fire below; there is a freight train bearing down on us - we need to move!

WHERE IS YOUR HEART?

Jhn 14:15 - If ye love me, keep my commandments.

I have been preaching now, approaching the 44 year mark; though a slow learner, I have learned a few things during these last 4-plus decades in the ministry. 

Among the things I’ve learned is this: God gave me two ears and one mouth.  That must mean he designed me to listen twice as much as I talk.  However, we see man would rather talk than listen.  It is like he wants to put his ignorance and lack of understanding on display.  You know, mouth in motion before brain is in gear! 

Learning this, I have made it a practice to listen much more than I talk (preaching being the exception – then, I am just giving the sense of God’s Word))  I learned to ask some of the great men of God, I’ve been privileged to meet, some question that has perplexed me; then shut up and let him answer. 

I have done the same in college where the science of electronics is concerned as well as college professors teaching God’s Word.II Chron 7:14 calls that “seeking his face!”

Listening usually pays big dividends because you not only gain knowledge and understanding, but the one speaking will unwittingly reveal what is really in his heart.

Luk 6:45 - A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh

“The heart” is that part of the soul that harbors our emotional attachments – “what we love.”  Where saved people are concerned, most of what we love came with us as baggage from Egypt, so-to-speak. 

After salvation, we are supposed to learn to love what the Lord loves and hate what He hates, throwing off that old and unneeded baggage from the old life that weighs us down. 

For the  most part, professing believers could care less about God’s heart; being caught up trying to be a god ourselves and doing that which is right in our own eyes! (See Gen 3:5)

Consequently, people talk, predominantly, about what they love and what they treasure.  They talk about that which they love or,  “where their treasure is!” 

For most, it is money, material, possessions, family or friends, and things of this world; but seldom is it the Lord and the things of the Word of God!  What you treasure most is what you love the most – and most of their treasure  is what they brought from Egypt.  How do I know that? Well, it isn’t that I am innately smart and discerning; but when you fall in love with the Lord and His Word you learn to discern these things based upon the Creator’s Word.

Heb 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Those who tell me that they love the Lord, but never do what He says, are the same who really could care less about what He loves and wants for their lives.  They have, at the very best, a very feeble love for Him who gave all for us. 

It is impossible to walk with the Lord and at the same time, with the World – it simply cannot be done!

Jhn 15:14 - Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 

“Friends” are chosen from among many acquaintances.  Friends are people with whom you identify and have much in common. These characteristics do not allow a loving relationship with worldly friends and Christ also; it just cannot happen. 

So the Word of God says of these whose heart is with the world. 

Mat 7:23 - And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity

You cannot walk with Christ and with the world or with those who are of the world.  Now this is speaking of saved people, (i.e.- Kingdom of God)

 

Luk 13:27 - But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. Jesus relates the same words to religious but lost people (i.e.- kingdom of heaven) in Mathew 7:23. 

We are speaking of the saved (Lk 13:27) who took Christ up on His gift of eternal life, but did not pursue the things that accompany salvation (Heb 6:9).

Where is your Heart?  RSB

 

 

Gilbert Independent Baptist Church is an old fashioned Bible-believing (KJB) Baptist Church and we believe and preach that God’s Word, and His Word only, is our rule of faith and practice! We love the Lord and people enough to tell them the truth of God’s Word.

In Him,

R.S. Brewer, Pastor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
     
 
   

 

 

 

There is no question in my mind that the Word of God is the only hope for America and mankind. Despite America's Biblical heritage, left to her by our pilgrim forefathers, her level of Christianity is anemic at best and continues to decay as Believers continue to apostatize.  Pastors and preachers have virtually  quit proclaiming Biblical standards or standing  on the Bible as God's Infallible, Inerrant, Inspired and Perfectly Preserved Word.  Because so many of "God's men" are caught up with the world,  like Lucifer in Eden's garden, they cause God's people to question and doubt the real Word of God.  Compromising preachers bring out their favorite version of the truth, while abandoning the Divinely Preserved Truth itself -  the Purified Seven Times, King James  Bible!

Don't tell me those copyrighted versions of the truth help people to understand God's Word better.  I've met you and your people.  I've listened to you spout your obvious ignorance of the truth.  The Lord God has quit teaching you because you have lost your way and now, in your apostasy,  lead others astray also.  When someone asks this preacher for a copy of God's Word, I give them what I know is an "every-word Bible" - every Word chosen  by God Himself.  I don't have to make up lies that something could have been better translated this way or that, because it isn't true.  When preachers say that,  it is because they have lost their way and the Holy Spirit is no longer their guide into the truth. Shame on them!

Jehovah Elohim, the ONLY TRUE GOD, does not bless man's version of the truth. He only Blesses His truth.  I am talking to my independent Baptist Brethren who have left God's Word, and that anemic group that call themselves "reformers."  You are Laodicean, that's what you are.  You are a compromiser! Blind leaders of the blind!  You do not know what you do not know until the Holy Spirit reveals it to you; allow Him do do so.  Go ahead and get Thomas Nelson's permission to publish Thomas Nelson's NKJV; get Rupert Murdoch and Zondervon's permission to publish the  NIV; or the Lockman Foundation's permission to publish the NASV.  We have the AUTHOR'S Permission to Publish the time-tested, soul-winning, relationship building, Authorized Bible commonly called the King James Bible

In the days or hours or  we have left before the Rapture, the Lord has led us to proclaim His message to those in the greater Gilbert area who want to know and want to  have a relationship with the King of kings, by learning His preserved Word. Gilbert Independent is here to fulfill our Lord’s commission. We are here to deliver God’s truth with understanding . Bring your King James Bible and join us, you will need it here!. -R.S.Brewer

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