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Is Water Baptism necessary for Eternal Life with God?

Is water baptism necessary for salvation?

Christian response,

Faith and trust in my Lord are not a work as my Lord has done the work for me at the Cross. When I believe in Him as my Lord, I am simply acknowledging my inability to save myself and placing complete reliance upon what Jesus did for me, nothing else, no one else. Jesus tells me that this is the KEY to the Father’s heart, “believing” in what the Son has done by shedding His innocent blood for the redemption of my sin thereby making me “positionally right” by receiving the imputation of Jesus’ righteousness into and over my life (John 6:29; 2 Corinthians 5:21). There is NOTHING I can do in and of myself to initiate the imputation of Messiah’s righteousness other than “believe” (John 3:16-18). It is that belief that initiates the Covenant of Grace in my life and the Gift of the Holy Spirit who takes up residence within me as the Guarantor of relationship with the Father, forever (Ephesians 1:13-14).

There is no work on my behalf that I can undertake to initiate the salvation process but to repent of my sin, agree with God that I’m a sinner in need of forgiveness and believe Jesus died for me to pay my sin-debt (John 3:16-18).

Once I have been redeemed and sealed by the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit then begins a work of obedience within me and daily walks me in the process of sanctification where I am incrementally transformed into the spiritual image of Jesus Christ concerning a pursuit of obedience to God’s will; this process of sanctification is necessary as the Holy Spirit prepares me for service in the New Jerusalem. It is important to note at this juncture that all of my works, efforts, philanthropy, to attain God’s favor are as a bloody, filthy, menstrual cloth, in the nose of God until such time I have entered into relationship with the Father by grace through faith in Jesus as my Lord (Isaiah 64:6).

My obedience to my Lord’s will SUBSEQUENT to having been redeemed by grace (a gift that cannot be earned) through faith (trusting-believing) in Jesus as my Lord, my obedience to God’s will is then accounted to me as substantiation-validation that my faith is true and my confession authentic. Baptism following redemption/salvation is one such “work” of obedience as it is an outward manifestation of what has already manifest in my life and in my heart in response to my confession, my belief. Baptism, nor any other work, saves me but only validates and substantiates outwardly what has manifest inwardly by grace through faith.

If one has received the Holy Spirit through confession of Jesus as Lord, they are SEALED, GUARANTEED salvation at that point via Covenant. There is NOTHING else that can be done to seal and provide salvation from that point forward…the process is complete. It is by “believing” in Jesus as Lord that one receives the Gift and Guarantee of the Spirit…not by any work including water baptism. Water Baptism following our confession of Jesus as Lord is commanded by Messiah, but baptismal waters do not provide atonement, salvation, redemption, justification.

Jesus said,

“16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. 18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Must Women remain Silent in Church?

Confusion INRE to women speaking in Church (an explanation follows): “In John 14:15, Jesus said that ANY Christian that claims he/she loves Jesus, let him/her OBEY the commandments. Why are Christians then NOT obeying the commandment in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 below… 👇❓

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 KJV

34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

35 And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”

Christian response,

I believe the context of this particular verse in Corinthians is the response Paul made to the paganism from the Delphic Temple adjacent to Corinth that had filtered into the Corinthian Church. Corinth was allegedly a hotbed of sexual perversion and paganism and the “unknown tongue” (intoxicated gibberish) uttered by the pagan Priestess at the Temple in Delphi providing oracles of enlightenment apparently offered much confusion for the attendees at the Corinthian Church; therefore, Paul was forced to deal with the prevailing disorderly conduct.

It is believed that certain women in the Church mimicked the prophetic oracles, the pagan behavior, of the Delphic priestess, perhaps interrupting services through prophetic utterances and creating dissension among the membership; in response, Paul most likely gave the command that Corinthian women remain silent during Church services. I do believe it’s important to understand Paul’s edict concerning women in the Corinthian Church in this context and not extrapolate said edict to all Churches throughout all times.

1 Corinthians 14:33 for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

Questioning God’s Motives and His Integrity…a response

Questioning God’s motives and integrity: “Is it compassionate for a father to surrender his son to crucifixion without committing a sin or a crime that deserves this punishment? How can his creation trust in him if he sacrificed the righteous innocent in order to forgive the sin of another sinner? And if the crucifixion and redemption were to forgive the sin of Adam and Eve – how would he atone for Satan’s sin?”

Christian response,

God the Father’s offering of His Son, Jesus Christ, for the atonement of our sin is the greatest act of compassion and selfless love that Eternity has ever witnessed. Jesus walked to the Cross in obedience, fully capable of rejecting the horror but chose to do so out of love for the Father and necessity of mankind’s redemption from sin; a victory over the Devil, sin, death, Hell and the grave. Please allow me to explain…

Time and length of comment prevents me from explaining in detail why God the Father has done what He has done; suffice to say that our entire creation in Time is in response to an unfathomable coup d’état that manifest in the Kingdom of God before the beginning of Time and the potential destruction of that sin mandated extrication at which time the Father commissioned the Son to create matter, Time, this Universe, our Earth as a repository for that rebellion and place same upon this Earth to be dealt with partially constrained by Time and physics (John 3:35; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 11:3; 1 John 3:8b).

The entire focus of God’s Plan within the Realm of Time is centered on dealing with Satan’s rebellion, the angels that followed him in that rebellion, while simultaneously maintaining volitional love with the faithful angelic creation remaining in the Kingdom who are observing the evil of their former boss, Lucifer, and God’s selfless love in dealing with this rebellious cherub angel. The primary reason Jesus, who is God, left the Eternal Realm and entered the Realm of Time was “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b) and God the Father ordained the Gospel of Jesus Christ “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:9-10) to deal with the rebellious angels and the destructiveness of sin. Our entire creation within Time has manifest in response to Satan’s sin in the Kingdom as nothing impure is permitted to exist in God’s Kingdom (Rev. 21:27).

Elohim provides the blueprint for us concerning how He has chosen to destroy the works of the devil through selfless love beginning in Genesis 3:15 where a war between the coming Messiah born of the seed of the virgin woman is to do battle with the Devil and the Son will be victorious. Immediately following, Elohim provides a word picture in Genesis 3:21 of His battle strategy to defeat the Devil through the shedding of innocent blood and covering the sin of mankind with a “robe of righteousness” provided by God Himself while God demonstrates that mankind will be unable to atone for sin by the works of his hands as demonstrated by the fig leaves. These two-prophecies, Genesis 3:15; 3:21, were fulfilled 4000-years later at Golgotha with the words “It is finished” (John 19:30). 

In the third-chapter of Genesis, Elohim provides His entire Plan for dealing with a rebellion having manifest in the Kingdom and Elohim demonstrates that He Himself will defeat Satan through unfathomable selfless love through Messiah Jesus. Jesus is God manifest in Time through the hypostatic union of God and man (Philippians 2:6-9) through the virgin seed that permitted Messiah Jesus to circumvent the sin-nature passed through the seed of Adam (Romans 5:12). Jesus lived a righteous, sinless, life upon this Earth by keeping the Commandments and the 613-Levitical Laws in absolute perfection; something that no human being born of Adam’s seed could accomplish (John 8:46; Matthew 5:17; Romans 3:23).

Jesus’ perfection qualified Him as the only acceptable sacrifice for sin and Jesus willingly walked to the horrors of the Crucifixion for your benefit and my benefit as Jesus shed His innocent blood to destroy the works of the Devil i.e., death, Hell, the grave, for everyone who believes in Him as God and Mediator for their sins (John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-10). God the Father has decreed by a New Covenant of Grace that anyone who believes in what Jesus did at the Cross; that is, dying for the forgiveness, atonement, for sin…that the person so believing will be forgiven of sin, past-present-future, and declared “not guilty” before the Father and they will receive the perfection, righteousness, of Jesus Christ imputed into and over their life, forever, and the redeemed will receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit who will indwell them and carefully teach them God’s Laws as written upon their heart (Jeremiah 31; Hebrews 10) and methodically walk them in the daily process of sanctification as the Spirit prepares them for service in God’s coming Kingdom, the New Jerusalem (2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:13-14; John 14:16).

For these reasons, you can fully trust in God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, that their work on your behalf has been done with selfless love for cause and your life has purpose, meaning, in both Time and Eternity. Trust in Jesus Christ, alone, and LIVE (John 14:6).

Example of Progressive-Secular Humanist brainwashing in America’s schools…

Example of secular humanist, progressive, brainwashing in America’s public schools: “Republicans, and especially Trump supporters ought to be the most mentally challenged, infantile and uneducated group of people ever seen, not only they managed to appreciate the backup of the most despicable collectives (KKK, white supremacists, Proud Boys, Christians nationalists, Fox News ), but they actually created a movement fueled by the worst characteristics of them all, but on steroids, inspiring a coup, and pushing beyond ridiculous beliefs to the level of “Face/off” movie plot (something ridiculous enough to not being believable even in a movie), like Qanon; and not sufficiently happy with being the laughingstock of the conspiracy theorist around the world, they are taken aback by the Dr. Seuss books situation, and they reached levels as low as to criticize Biden’s dog, how much more miserable can they be???

Patriot response,

You have suffered tremendous brainwashing and propaganda from your years in school via revisionist history, Darwin, Marx, Lenin, and you will never understand that you serve and support the Party of the KKK, bigotry, slavery, Jim Crow, socialism, communism, division, atheism, secular humanism, nihilism, abortion, sodomy, all of which will destroy America’s Constitutional Republic but you don’t know this because you’re historically and factually ignorant and you’re gone forever psychologically and irrespective of the truth given you, you will continue in robotic support of that which is not sustainable even though history has displayed the futility of your worldview again and again; you believe in such ignorant propaganda as the “Southern Strategy” and you are the enemy of all that is good, holy, sustainable, peaceful and loving; you are the enemy of the greatest Nation God has ever provided human kind, but in your world of brainwashed revisionism, you think you are wise and prudent while you cut-off your nose to spite your face. Attempting to reason with you is likened to conversing with drywall; the secular humanists, progressives, communists, have conquered America without firing a shot. You are their delight and Satan glories in your compromise with death.

When did God become our Law-Giver?

Question concerning God as our Law-Giver: “WHEN DID YAHWEH BECOME OUR LAW-GIVER? EXODUS 34 :1-5; EXODUS 34:28; EXODUS 3:12-15; NEHEMIAH 9 :13-14; PSALMS 89:28-35?”

Christian response,

God became our Law Giver with the creation of the angels and His moral law/natural law was infused into the first man, Adam, and every human being subsequent to Adam (Romans 2:15) as mankind is created in the spiritual image of God and has received certain communicable attributes of God; one of those attributes is an inherent knowledge of God’s reality and His moral law/natural law (Genesis 1:26-28). This was done for two-primary purposes,

1) The moral law of conscience (natural law) acts as a bulwark against unrestrained narcissism and thereby prevents the complete annihilation of human kind through unrestrained hate and lust and covetousness.

2) The moral law of conscience infused by God into His human creation ensures that Judgment in Eternity will manifest with due process and equity; therefore, every man and woman standing in Judgment before Messiah Jesus will be “without excuse” (Romans 1:18-32; Romans 14:11; Revelation 20:11-15).

Concerning God’s written Law through Moses,

The Law of the Covenant provided by God through Moses to Jacob’s children, etched in stone at Sinai and scratched upon parchment, was given to the Hebrew Tribes through Moses for a number of reasons,

  1. Jacob’s children were specifically set-apart by God for His purposes as they were to be God’s representatives within the Realm of Time; therefore, Jacob’s children were to be Holy as God is Holy (Leviticus 20:26; Deuteronomy 14:2) and display God’s blessings for obedience, God’s curse and wrath for disobedience (Deuteronomy 28).
  2. God’s written Laws given to the children of Jacob were codified in stone and on parchment detailing the Holiness of God and specifically articulating God’s expectation of holiness and obedience in a people group that would be called by His Name as the Hebrew Tribes moved through lands inundated with warring pagan tribes and pagan gods en route to the Land of Promise. Compromise with paganism was unacceptable; therefore, the written Law defined God’s expectations of holiness.
  3. God’s written Laws given the children of Jacob demonstrated Israel’s need for an Intercessor concerning righteousness and atonement as the one who approached the Law with fear and trembling understood their inability to keep the Law in mandated perfection (Deuteronomy 27:26). The astute child of Jacob understood that by the works of the Law no one would be found righteous before God but the one who offered their sacrifice by faith, it would be their faith that justified them and not their attempted works of righteousness through Law yet lasting individual atonement for sin remained absent.
  4. God’s written Laws given the children of Jacob outlined God’s Messianic and eschatological plans for Israel through whom God would bring forth His Messiah via the seed of the woman through the Tribe of Judah (Genesis 3:15; Genesis 12:3; Genesis 49:10). The Law, the Ark of the Covenant, all demonstrated the coming Messiah through types and prophecy and holiness while God the Father continues to use Jacob’s children as an eschatological time-clock telling the astute and the faithful to watch my people (Jacob’s children) and they will demonstrate where I AM at any given time in World history even up to the time of the Judgment concerning the World and the establishment of the New Jerusalem on a New Earth within a New Heaven.

Israel having failed to keep God’s Laws in mandated perfection was shown mercy by the promise of a New Covenant (2 Timothy 1:9-10), unlike the Covenant of Law which Israel broke, but a New Covenant where the Law would be written upon the heart of the faithful in Messiah and God’s Holy Spirit would be given to the faithful and the Spirit indwelling the child of God would carefully lead God’s people to obey the Law and He would be their God, forever (Jeremiah 31:31-35; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Hebrews 10:16).

In the New Covenant, a Covenant of Grace, mankind is no longer beleaguered by an arduous Law on Stone and scratched upon parchment that only defined sin and condemned void atonement (Romans 3:20; Romans 7:6; Romans 8:3), but in the New Covenant, the faithful trust in the One who kept the Law in perfection for us, Jesus Christ, and by trusting in Jesus, the faithful receive the imputation of Messiah’s perfection/righteousness over their life (2 Corinthians 5:21) by grace through faith as the Law is fulfilled for us in Messiah (Matthew 5:17) and the Holy Spirit writes those Laws upon our heart and carefully guides us in obedience to God’s will through the daily process of sanctification (Hebrews 10:16; John 14:16-17; John 14:26).

Increasing Racism toward White America, why?

Comment on FB concerning anti-White racism pushed by Communist Democrats: “I don’t know about you but I am sick and tired of racism against white people. I worked hard for everything I have…”

Patriot response,

Hatred for White America will only increase unless civil war is declared/legitimately authorized and the communist culture, Marxist ideology, of the communist democrats is driven into the oceans without apology or mercy. White America comprises the majority of the middle-class, fly-over country, and a vibrant, thriving, middle-class espousing God, the Biblical family unit, a love for America and our Constitutional Republic, is the antitheses of what is mandated for Marxism to rule through the Bourgeois controlling the subservient Proletariat; the Proletariat being a slave class subject to the communist collective mindset that is completely dependent upon the State for sustenance. Marxism mandates the eradication of middle-class America. In the following video, I explain how this scenario has manifest in America and the threat facing White Conservative Christian Patriots.

See video: Civil War 2.0? Threat Assessment >

What is the purpose of the resurrection?

Question concerning resurrection:“If People believe they go directly to heaven when they die! What’s the point of the resurrection?”

Christian response,

The resurrection of the righteous in Jesus Christ will provide the faithful who die in Christ a body fashioned after the body of our Lord (Philippians 3:21) as we will live with Him in the New Jerusalem, a physical kingdom (Revelation 21), and we will see Him just as He is (1 John 3:2). There is an intermediary phase where we will exist in spiritual form in the Spiritual Realm immediately upon our last exhalation in this body of decaying flesh (2 Corinthians 5:8).

At our last exhalation, our spirit, that is essentially the totality of who we intrinsically are, will simply transition “home” into the Spiritual Realm that consumes us, surrounds us, and is only separated by our body of flesh. The Spiritual Realm is NOT some ethereal plane in the distant yonder, but the Spiritual Realm is at our fingertips though we can’t physically apprehend or “grasp” it in its fullness while constrained by flesh and Time and physics.

We are essentially a spirit created in the spiritual image of our God (Genesis 1:26-28) who is Spirit (John 4:24) and though we could exist with our Lord in spiritual form forever, God’s Plan declares a New Heaven and New Earth (Revelation 21), both being physical and interactive via the resurrected body and in a unique turn of events, we will serve our God, Jesus Christ, in resurrected bodies as He will dwell among us in His resurrected body as He is the “first-fruits” of those who have died in faith (1 Corinthians 15:20). Jesus told us that He was going to prepare a place for us and that He would come again and receive us unto Himself that where He is, there we will be also…in our resurrected bodies (John 14:3; Philippians 3:21).

Resurrection of the damned…

There will also be a resurrection of the damned (John 5:28) where those who die having rejected Messiah for the mediation of their sin; these will be resurrected out of Hades-Sheol/Torments (Luke 16; Revelation 20:11-15) and given a body of corruption to stand before our Lord in Judgment (Romans 14:11) and they will lose both body and soul in Hell, forever, in the “second death” (Revelation 20:11-15; Matthew 10:28). The “second death” for mankind is necessary as our Holy God will NOT permit destructive, unrepentant, unatoned for, sin to enter His Kingdom subsequent to the death of the body in Time (Revelation 21:27); after all, it is the destructiveness of sin introduced into the Kingdom before the beginning of Time that initiated the creation of Time, matter and this Earth as a repository for that evil and our Lord’s dealing with same partially within the constraints of Time and physics (Genesis 3:15; 2 Timothy 1:9-10; 1 John 3:8b).

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

Sabbath Obsession on Debate Forums continue…


Christian response, The Sabbath obsession is a psychological and spiritual illness. The Sabbath was never given to the Gentile as a day of observance nor did the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 instruct the New Testament Church to observe the Sabbath nor was an observance of the Torah commanded as God’s Law is written upon the heart of the faithful through the Spirit. CHRISTIANS ARE NOT BOUND BY THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH (The Torah) BUT THE CHRISTIAN OBSERVES THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT AS WRITTEN ON OUR HEART AND ADMINISTERED BY HIM THROUGH SANCTIFICATION (Romans 8:3; Hebrews 10; Jeremiah 31).

The Sabbath was given to Moses and the Hebrew Tribes in Exodus 16 some 2500-years subsequent to the 6th-7th-Day of Creation and the Hebrew Tribes required instruction as to how to observe this new Sabbath edict as said edict had never been relevant prior to this time. The 4th-Commandment was codified in stone at Sinai in Exodus 20 and again, given ONLY to the Hebrew Tribes and converts to Judaism. The Sabbath is NOT relevant in the New Covenant established in Messiah Jesus’ blood (Luke 22:20; Hebrews 4) as the Christian is free in Jesus to rest and/or worship on any day they choose and NO ONE, not Seventh Day Adventists or Jews or Law Keepers or any sect of Sabbatarians, possesses the authority to tell a Christian what day they must worship and how they must worship (Romans 14). Jesus is the fulfillment of the Sabbath’s rest mandate (Hebrews 4; Colossians 2:16). Your obsession with a day is wearisome and it is becoming offensive in its suggestive condemnation and in its frequency.

Romans 14, concerning a day to honor our Lord…

5 One person values one day over another, another values every day the same. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 The one who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and the one who eats, does so with regard to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and the one who does not eat, it is for the Lord that he does not eat, and he gives thanks to God. 7 For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; 8 for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.10 But as for you, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or you as well, why do you regard your brother or sister with contempt? For we will all appear before the judgment seat of God. 11 For it is written:“As I live, says the Lord, to Me every knee will bow,And every tongue will give praise to God.”12 So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.

Is it possible for mankind to keep the Commandment’s of God?

Question concerning the Law and God’s righteousness: “HOW TRUE IT IS THAT NO ONE CAN KEEP THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF YAHWEH?”

Christian response,

Mankind is born with a sin-nature passed through the genome of our first father, Adam (Romans 5:12), while the Law mandates perfection (James 2:10; Galatians 3:10); therefore, the Law only defines sin and condemns mankind void atonement (Romans 3:20); therefore, the Decalogue and the 613-Laws of the Covenant could never provide life but pointed mankind to the righteousness and holiness of God which is unattainable through the works of the Law while impressing upon the faithful their need for an Intercessor. God the Father provided that Intercessor through the hypostatic union (Philippians 2:6-8) and anyone who believes in Him, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Mediator for sin will find life through the atonement and imputed righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21), a righteousness and atonement which the Law could never provide (Galatians 2:16).

Israelite Misconception: The Bible is for Israelite’s. I disagree…

Israelite misconception articulated:“The Bible is for Israelites. Please stop imagining that someone else’s inheritance is for you. Christianity is a psychiatric condition wherein people imagine that the promises for Israelites can be for them also.”

As a Christian, I disagree,

Actually, the Bible surrounds the Gentiles as it began with the Gentiles for approximately 2000-years until Abraham then Moses, then the Israelite’s rejected God’s Covenants which were predicated upon obedience (Deuteronomy 28) and rejected His Messiah and falsely accused Him of blasphemy then had Him beaten almost to death then had Him murdered upon a tree while demanding that His blood be upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25) so Israel fell under a curse and are blinded (2 Corinthians 3:14-15) and their heart partially hardened (Romans 11:25) and the New Covenant was taken from them and given to the Gentiles (Acts 13:46) until the times of the Gentiles comes to fruition (Romans 11:25); therefore, of the 6000-years of man’s existence since Adam, 4000 of those years has been God dealing with the Gentiles while Isaiah and Paul have clearly stated, by the power of the Holy Spirit, that only a remnant of the Jews will be saved (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27); therefore, you might say the Bible is for the Israelite’s but I see the Gentile trusting in Yeshua today and entering the Kingdom while the Jew is living in rebellion to God’s will and Jesus has warned them that they will be sorrowful when they see Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the prophets in the Kingdom but they themselves thrown out (Luke 13:28); so then, say what you will; believe what you will; but, I don’t see my God as a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34) but I see my God as honoring those who honor Him by believing in the Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord while their skin color, nationality, race, matters not (Galatians 3:28).