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Experience: (1) United States Marine Corps 1/1 - 0311 - NCO (2) 31-year retired veteran of the Houston Police Department (3) Education: Master's Degree/University of Houston at Clear Lake

Seeking Compromise: Calvinism v. Arminianism v. Molinism

Seeking compromise-cohesiveness-understanding between Calvinism, Arminianism and Molinism: “The question of Calvin or Armin can be understood if you realize God exists both inside and outside time. There are spiritual concepts that are impossible to describe or understand fully.”

Christian perspective,

It is important to realize that God does not pick winners and losers and that free will is paramount among both His angelic and human creation as God’s greatest desire is “relationship-intimacy” and in order for “relationship” to exist with purity and authenticity, the parties involved must possess the volition, the free will, to choose that relationship or reject it and the free will to choose love or hate, good or evil; otherwise, relationship is robotic and impotent, not genuine; robotism is NOT love nor is it God’s design.

Though God is omniscient, it is by His sovereign will that He permits each of us to choose our individual destiny and through His omnipotence, God works through and around our personal decisions in Time to bring His eschatological Plan for Time and Eternity to fruition. If God picked winners and losers, nihilism would define our existence and God’s reason for having created the angels and human kind for relationship would be futile and God would not be defined by His perfect love and compassion nor would Jesus Christ and His suffering have been necessary.

Muslim claims Jesus denied being God, a response…

Muslim suggests Jesus denied being God: “Jesus not good, “jesus said none is good, save one, that is, God. Luck [Luke]18,19”

Christian response,

Jesus asked the rich young ruler why he was calling Jesus “good teacher” (Luke 18:18) because no one is truly “good” but God. Jesus was not denying His deity but Jesus was asking the young man if he recognized that Jesus is God and believed this as this “belief” would have justified the young man for salvation and their conversation would not have needed to continue concerning the Law and the young man’s failure to keep the Law and ultimately the young man’s rejection of Jesus’ invitation to “follow me.” Far too often, Muslims and Jews use Messiah’s discourse with the rich young ruler to suggest that Jesus denied being God but just the opposite is true; Jesus is validating Himself as God and wanted the young man to confess this and believe this which would have fulfilled the young man’s quest for “eternal life.”

Muslim seeks to disparage the Gospels, a response…

Muslim seeking to disparage the Gospels asked: “How many Contradictions in Crucifixion between Matthew, luck [Luke], mark [Mark], John [?]”

Christian response,

They are not contradictions, they are witness statements from various vantage points, times, backgrounds, personal biases; if you’ve ever investigated a crime scene or taken witness statements, you’re aware of the fact that those statements are wholly contingent upon where the witness was, their visibility, their understanding of what was occurring; there are incredible variables that must be considered when listening to and certifying a witness statement.

Many seek to invalidate the Scriptures – Gospels because they are not a mirror image of one another but these are generally atheistic and/or apostate hypocrites seeking to justify their sin; truth is, subsequent to 31-years in law enforcement, I find the witness accounts in the Gospels compelling because they’re NOT mirror images but they’re true accounts of what the witnesses observed and how the Gospel writers interpreted and recorded those observations.

The Holy Spirit does not turn the authors of Scripture into robots but allows their humanity, their worldview, their life experiences, their personality, their biases and prejudices, to flow through the words while accurately recording EXACTLY what God the Father wants His created beings to know; therefore, TRUST HIM! Stop listening to men and sects and cults and religions with an agenda who have no interest in your soul or your eternal destiny. Read and study God’s words with confidence and assurance that the same God who created the Heavens and the Earth and our complex genome has provided you with the EXACT words He desires you have so that you can know Him personally; love Him intimately; live with Him eternally because He first loved you!

Questioning the Plan and Purpose of Jesus Christ, a Christian response…

Questioning the Plan and Purpose of Jesus Christ: “A God (John 1:1) killed by men (Matthew 26:3-4) – What’s the meaning of all this?”

Christian response, (I will be succinct and explain only the peripheral for the sake of time)

Our entire creation in Time is the result of a horrific war initiated by a rebellious, covetous, cherub angel in the Kingdom of God before the beginning of Time; in fact, our entire creation is the resultant of this rebellion as God the Father commissioned the Son, Jesus Christ, to create this Earth as a repository for the evil-sin that entered His Kingdom and immediately mandated extrication; therefore, that evil and its Initiator were placed upon this Earth and partially constrained by Time and physics to be dealt with apart from the Kingdom were nothing impure is permitted to exist (Rev. 21:27).

Transpiring all around us (spiritual and physical) is a cosmic war between good v. evil and the Son of God, Jesus Christ, entered Time specifically “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b) via the Gospel (a battle strategy) that was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:9-10). Elohim made a declaration of war in Genesis 3:15 between the Son of God born of the virgin seed and the Evil One we now know as the Serpent or the Devil or Satan. Elohim’s battle strategy to defeat Satan and sin was first pictured in Genesis 3:21 demonstrating the shedding of innocent blood in order that the sin of Adam and his wife, Eve, could be atoned for, covered by a robe of righteousness, taken from innocent blood and that robe (pictured as animal skins) placed over Adam and Eve to cover their shame and embarrassment; Elohim rejected the fig leaves that Adam and Eve sewed together to cover their shame and sin as our God pointed to the eternal truth that He Himself would be the sacrifice for sin and He Himself would provide mankind forgiveness of sin through selfless love and compassion and grace offered to everyone willing to believe that the Son, Jesus Christ, is God who died for them (John 3:15). Elohim thus declared that the works of man’s hands would never be sufficient to cover his own sin but God Himself would do the work of atonement (Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 26:28).

The prophecies established by Elohim in Genesis 3:15 and Genesis 3:21 were ultimately fulfilled by Jesus Christ 4000-years later on Mount Golgotha outside the gates of the Old City, Jerusalem, as the innocent blood of Jesus spilled into the sands below His cross and God the Father pointed to that blood and declared Messiah’s blood as the ONLY acceptable atonement for your sin and my sin as God the Father made His sinless Son to be sin for you and for me so that we could receive Messiah Jesus’ righteousness/perfection (robe of righteousness Gen. 3:21) over our lives and receive the perfection of Jesus to cover and forgive our sin, forever; thereby, being declared “not guilty” by the Father and receive justification for entrance into the Kingdom of God subsequent to the death of our body in Time (2 Corinthians 5:21). You and I are players, participants, in the war between our God and the Evil One and each of us is provided the opportunity to ally with God the Father by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and find eternal life in His Name – or – we can ally with the Evil One and reject the suffering of Jesus for our sin and ultimately suffer a fate similar to Satan’s in Hell as sin that has not been covered-forgiven by the blood of Messiah will NOT be permitted to enter the Kingdom of God (Revelation 21:27).

In conclusion,

The primary reason God the Father has gone to such great lengths to destroy Satan’s works through God’s own selfless love is due to God’s desire for intimacy and relationship with His created beings. God the Father ensured that volitional love with His angelic creation would be maintained and strengthened through the creation of matter, Time, human kind, as God has demonstrated His selfless love and compassion through the Cross while simultaneously demonstrating the horrors of sin, rebellion, and the necessity for obedience to God’s will in all things. Additionally, the horrors and unconscionable suffering caused by Satan and the fallen angels over the previous 6000-years of human history will act as a bulwark against any future rebellion in God’s Kingdom as individual free will for the occupants of that Kingdom will remain paramount so that relationship and intimacy with God can manifest with purity and authenticity, forever.

If Black History is relevant, why is American History being destroyed?

Question concerning America’s history: “If Black History is history and must be kept alive, why is [the] history of USA and Founding Fathers being deleted?”

Patriot’s response, (video below)

Because a Marxist agenda is in play in America and Blacks are the puppets of the communist left and have been since 1964 and now the Marxists are importing Brown slaves from the southern border to be their faithful proletariat and keep the democrat communist in power in perpetuity while our history and the middle class is relegated to the annals of ancient history to be forgotten in the ruse of Darwin, racism and stolen land i.e., the 1619 Project.

America is dying in communism through Biden, Harris, our House/Senate, SCOTUS, MSM, social media, Hollywood, Big Tech, Big Corp, Academia, Soros funded prosecutors, Blue-State Governors and Mayors, while God-honoring Patriots are sitting at home with thousands of rounds of 5.56, 7.62X51 and 39, 9mm, and they’re without coordination, leadership, financing, angrily watching our Nation die daily in a COVID hoax, a Chinese Communist-Globalist strategy to destroy our economy, our will, our history, our children, our hope…tragedy upon tragedy and NOTHING IS DONE! I explain this in more detail, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVpXP1-dToE

Law Keeper mocks Christianity as Satan’s Counterfeit, a rebuttal…

Law Keeper, Sabbatarian and Legalist mocks Christianity as Satan’s counterfeit: “Ironically people think that God pays attention to those that think they can do whatever they want, yet pray to God when convenient or when they are in a bind or dying. They break the laws, don’t keep the Sabbath. Break the Statutes and never keep His holy days nor the Feast.”

Christian response,

The Law Keeper, SDA Legalist and the Rabbinical Jew, the child of Jacob, who boasts of their self-perceived superiority in the Covenant of Law fails to understand that the Law they are enslaved to only condemns them void atonement (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:10; Galatians 2:16; James 2:10; Deuteronomy 27:26). Christianity is NOT lawlessness; in fact, the New Covenant established in Messiah’s blood (Matthew 26:28) is more demanding concerning holiness and eschewing sin than the Covenant of Law provided through Moses as Messiah infused “mens rea” or the “thought life” into the New Covenant. No longer is one judged simply by their actions but the mere thought of the act is sin in the New Covenant and therefore culpable before God (Matthew 5:27-28; Matthew 5:21).

Christians in the New Covenant are not governed by a Law etched in stone or scratched upon parchment that only defined sin void atonement, but the Law of God has been written upon our heart in the New Covenant (Hebrews 10; Jeremiah 31) and that Law is administered by the Spirit (Romans 7:6) who methodically and meticulously walks the Christian through a life of obedience via sanctification as the Christian is prepared for service in the New Jerusalem (Acts 1:8; John 14:26; John 14:16; 1 John 2:27; John 16:13).

There is NO LIFE in the Torah; there is no life in the Covenant of Law; there is no life in the Koran; the only Way to life in the Kingdom of God is through the repentance of sin (Luke 13:1-5) and sincerely believing in your heart that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay your sin-debt; Jesus as Lord is the ONLY WAY to the Father and His Grace, Mercy, Forgiveness (John 3:16-18; John 14:6). The Letter Kills; Jesus saves!

An Attempt to Negate the Deity of Jesus Christ…a rebuttal

An attempt to negate the deity of Jesus Christ: “James 1:13 said that God cannot be tempted. Matthew 4:1 said that Jesus was tempted. There are two separate entities here. One of them cannot be tempted while one of them can. The first is God while the other is not.”

Christian response,

God the Father is God; Jesus Christ is God; the Holy Spirit is God; these Three are One-God in essence and Three-separate Persons in personality, individual will, purpose-function in Time and Eternity. Jesus is God and in His flesh He was tempted by the Devil (Matthew 4:1-11) but this does not mean Jesus relented to that temptation. Jesus was and is victorious over the Devil.

God cannot be tempted by evil but Jesus entered Time as God in flesh through the hypostatic union (Philippians 2:6-8) and Jesus experienced life in the flesh; Jesus suffered physiologically and emotionally, He felt agony, pain, sorrow, loss, anger, while simultaneously modeling perfect obedience to the Father and the Law of God.

Jesus expects NOTHING of us that He Himself did not confront, challenge and conquer. Jesus is God who entered Time “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b) via the Gospel that was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 2:9-10) and if you deny Him as your God who died to pay your sin-debt, you will NOT enter the Kingdom of God subsequent to the death of your body in Time (John 8:24).

Questioning God’s Compassion…a response

Questioning God’s compassion: “How can God sit and watch Humanity suffer? He watched His Sinless Son suffer. Matt.27:46”

Christian response,

Unbeknownst to many, our entire creation is the resultant of an unfathomable rebellion, a war, a coup d’état, that manifest in the Kingdom of God before the creation of Time. You and I are players within a cosmic struggle between good v. evil that has been removed from the Kingdom of God and placed upon this Earth and partially constrained by Time and physics (Genesis 3:15; 1 John 3:8b). As opposed to asking why God could allow so much suffering, if you truly knew the extent of evil that inundates our World, both in the physical and spiritual, you would ask how it is that any sense of peace is possible? Jesus Christ entered Time to obtain victory by destroying the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b) and we are participatory warriors in that struggle as declared in Genesis 3:15. Though Jesus defeated Satan, death, Hell, the grave, at Golgotha, the spiritual war continues for the souls of men and women, daily; hence, physiological and emotional and spiritual suffering and strife.

We are warriors in this fight between good v. evil whether or not one realizes it or desires it and you and I have been placed here at this particular juncture in Time for a specific reason. You have the option to ally with God by grace through faith in the Son, Jesus Christ, as your King and ultimately find victory in Time and Eternity in His Name – or – you can reject Jesus as Lord and lose both body and soul in Hell in servitude to Satan by default; these are your only two-options. Jesus said that the faithful who endure to the end will be saved relevant to those who face the coming Tribulation era. It would be worth your time to investigate what I have told you and come to an understanding of the reality of the World you live in and the options that confront you daily. Evil and suffering will grow worse and worse until the King of Peace returns and initiates His Millennial Kingdom in Jerusalem, Israel subsequent to the Tribulation era.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Scoffing at “Original Sin”…a response…

Scoffing at the Biblical doctrine of “original sin.” “The Big Lie! It’s not your fault, Augustine. You inherited Adam’s sin. God knows it passes from father to child in everyone. Yet He condemns you anyway. I told you he was unjust. But, it’s OK now, He punished someone else for it in your place. Trust me.”

Christian response,

For all intents and purposes, original sin finds its origin in the Kingdom of God before the creation of Time and that sin and its Initiator is causation for the creation of matter, Time, the Universe, this Earth, our human genome, as that sin and Offender were extricated from the Kingdom and placed upon this Earth to be dealt with partially constrained by Time and physics; in fact, the primary reason Jesus Christ left the Eternal Realm and entered the Realm of Time was “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b) via the Gospel that was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:9-10).

Concerning “original sin” as it relates to Adam and human kind,

The sin-nature, mankind’s natural propensity to reject God’s authority, passes through the seed of the first man, Adam, as Elohim held Adam to greater culpability for Eden in accordance with federal headship and the truism that Adam had received the edict to eschew evil directly from Elohim; whereas, Eve received the directive by hearsay; that is, from her husband, Adam. It is Adam’s seed that infects all of mankind with a corrupted genome, a sin-nature that naturally seeks rebellion to God’s will and His righteousness.

It is written,

11 Not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. 12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death was passed on to all men, because all sinned. Romans 5:11-12

This is why Messiah, who entered Time to destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b), was born of the virgin seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15; Matthew 1:26) through the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35) as this virgin birth permitted the hypostatic union of God and man in flesh (Philippians 2:6-8); it is the hypostatic union that permitted Messiah to exist in Time in sinlessness and fulfill the righteous requirements of the Decalogue and 613-Levitical Laws in absolute perfection thereby becoming the only acceptable atonement for sin (2 Corinthians 5:21). The Covenant of Law demanded perfection in order to attain righteousness through it but mankind’s sin-nature resulted in the Law becoming a curse and condemnation void atonement (James 2:10; Galatians 3:10; Romans 8:3; Romans 3:20); therefore, Jesus kept the Law for us in perfection and defeated death, Hell and the grave at Golgotha. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, ordained before the beginning of Time (2 Timothy 1:9-10), is the Plan of God by which Satan has been defeated through God’s selfless love demonstrated at Golgotha and first pictured in Scripture in Genesis 3:21 and fulfilled 4000-years later at the Crucifixion with the words “It is finished” (John 19:30).

Without the virgin birth of Messiah and the hypostatic union resulting from same, mankind would be destined to death in Hell without hope (John 3:16-18) because Messiah Jesus is the only Way to redemption/forgiveness of sin by faith and Jesus is the only Way to the Father in Eternity (John 14:6); this forgiveness of sin through the blood atonement was essential as God the Father has ordained that “nothing impure” will ever enter His Kingdom (Revelation 21:27).

Concerning original sin and children,

Infants are born into sin through their father’s seed through Adam’s seed (Psalm 51:5) but children are not held accountable or culpable for that sin until such time they attain an age of reason sufficient to discern God’s natural law through the conscience (Romans 2:15). Where there is no law, there is no sin (Romans 4:15; 5:13).

It is written concerning Jesus and children,

13 Then the little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. And the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15 And after He had placed His hands on them, He went on from there.… Matthew 19:13-15 (Berean Study Bible)

12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.

Jewish Error: Christianity must disappear before the New Covenant will manifest. A rebuttal…

Jewish error proclaimed: “The interesting thing about Jeremiah 31, the renewed covenant can’t occur until christianity and the new testament are no more!! Christianity must end and there is NO more desire or need for the fictional character called jesus, then;…”

Christian response,

Christianity IS the New Covenant (Matthew 26:28). The New Covenant was to be bestowed upon the children of Jacob through Messiah (Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 36:27) who came to the lost sheep of Israel (Matthew 15:24); unfortunately, the Jews rejected Messiah, rejected His deity; rejected His Gospel message; falsely accused Him of blasphemy; betrayed Him to the Roman authorities (John 18:36); had Him scourged almost to death; then, demanded that His blood be upon them (the Jews) and their children (Matthew 27:25); then, the Jews had Messiah murdered upon a tree where He suffocated and bled to death; therefore, God the Father initiated the New Covenant Church at Pentecost and the Gospel was ultimately taken from Jacob’s children and given to the Gentiles until such time the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; meanwhile, a partial hardening has manifest over Israel (Romans 11:25); Jacob’s children have a veil placed over their mind (2 Corinthians 3:14-15) and the children of Jacob are under God’s wrath and judgment; for this reason, only a remnant of Israel will be saved and that remnant in the last days (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27).

This entire scenario has given-way to the fulfillment of Hosea 2:23; Romans 9:24-26 and the Gentile Christian inclusion into God’s eschatological plan for human kind. If you are waiting for the New Covenant you will die in your sin and not enter the Kingdom of God as Yeshua IS your Messiah and the New Covenant was established in His blood 2000-years ago and ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:9-10); therefore, if you deny Jesus Christ-Yeshua as your Messiah for the atonement of your sins, you will die in sin and not be named among the remnant (John 8:24).