The Purpose Of The Bible

16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17(NLT)

In this article, I am going to explore the above verses on the true purpose of the Scriptures. The above verses are quite popular even among religious churches. They know how to quote them but none of them are able to understand the true meaning because they have been blinded by the lies of theology.

I have referred the Bible as an engineering book. 2 Timothy 3:16 is my proof to substantiate my claim. It is very clearly stated in the verse that all Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. In other words, God wants us to know that the Bible is meant to be used. The Bible is a tool or a servant created by God to serve our needs, in particular to show us what is right and wrong.

The Bible is never meant to be our master. We are not to worship it. We are use it just as we use our other tools like hammers, knives, screw drivers etc. Sure, we use it as our guide but we are still its boss. There were times I looked at maps to help me to go to certain places but that does not mean the map is above me. It is still my tool even though I “obey” its guidance. Likewise, for the Bible. Therefore, we must not allow ourselves to be deceived by the theologians who tell us that we must obey the Bible as though it is our master. As Christians we use our Bibles. We do not worship it.

What do we use the Bible for? Verse 16 tells us that we use it to teach us what is right and wrong. Let me give you an example. The Bible is very clear in telling us that as believers we destiny is to prosper in every area in our lives. This means all of us believers must have a lot of money, good health, long live and be successful in everything we do. Our role is to compare our lives to the standard of the Bible. If we find any shortfall like not having enough money, not healthy enough or not successful enough then the next step is search the Bible for solutions and put them to work. This is what the last sentence in Verse 16 means.

“It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”

In short, the Bible is our servant who serves us by teaching us what is right and wrong in our lives. For the wrong things, this servant will teach us the solutions. If you do not have enough money, it will teach you how to make more money. If you are sick, it will teach you how to get healed. You can never find anywhere in the Bible that tells us that God is the pervert who gives people thorns in the flesh to show them his sufficient grace. Our God is not a pervert and the Bible is the proof that He is always on our side to help us to get everything we ever want.

Our God’s desire is to help us to fulfil our desires. Why would he want to do that? The first reason is he loves us and the second reason is in Verse 17.

17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
2 Timothy 3:17(NLT)

Our God wants to bless us so abundantly for us to do every good work. Please note that this is not blackmail. The verse never says God demands us to do good works or he will do perverted things to us. However this does not stop heretics like theologians and doctrine worshippers from turning this verse into one.

In case someone wants to know on why would I regularly refer to the heretics, my intention to dispel the myth that theologians and doctrine worshippers represent Christianity. The truth is they don’t know anything about the Bible. The only thing they know is to pervert the contents of the Bible to support their heresy that God is a pervert. In the minds of the theologians and doctrine worshippers, God is a pervert who likes to do perverted things to people to steal kill and destroy while Satan comes that we may have life and have it more abundantly.

As true Christians, we will never accuse our God as a pervert. Our God is good and the meaning of the word “good” is still the same as what we can find in the dictionary.

2 Timothy 3:17 tells us that God blesses us to prepare and equip us to do every good work. As Christians we want to do good works because it is our nature to do so. Our God is only helping us to do what we want to do. This is definitely not blackmail.

What are the good works we want to do? Since the meaning of the word “good” does not change, it must be works that bring prosperity, health, long life, success, joy and peace to others. To summarize:
 God makes us prosperous for us to bring prosperity to others.
 God makes us healthy for us to bring health to others.
 God gives us long lives for us to bring long lives to others.
 God gives us success for us to bring success to others.
 God gives us joy for us to bring joy to others.
 God gives us peace for us to bring peace to others.

In conclusion, the Bible is an engineering book.

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Blessings That Cannot Be Broken II

10 For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Isaiah 54:10 (NLT)

In the previous article, I have written on the above verse. I have explained that God’s covenant of blessing is eternal. It can outlast everything we see here on earth. In the article, I pointed out the achievements of the Jews today to as the proof of God’s faithfulness. Despite their extremely small population on earth, the Jews are practically over-represented as achievers in every field. This is the result of God’s unbroken covenant of blessing. If this covenant can be so effective to the Jews, who relied on the blood of animals to cover their sins, how much more for Christians who have Jesus to die for our sins? I don’t think I have to convince anyone that Jesus has a higher status than the animals.

This means God’s covenant of blessing can sustain the passage of time. It does not decay with time. The Second Law of Thermodynamics has no effect of God’s covenant to his people.

In this article, I want to emphasize that the same covenant can also overcome bad events in our world today. This is especially relevant because we are supposed to be in the worst global recession in history. The question here is, does this covenant still work in a recession?

I remember in the earlier days of this blog where I got a lot of responses (or objections) from many doctrine worshippers. One of the tactics they used to support their heresy is to cite situations where it seems impossible for Christians to get rich.

How about Christians who live in poor countries?
How about Christians who are currently serving life sentence in jail?

It seems to the doctrine worshipers that as long as there is one Christian who lives in poor country or under a life sentence, God’s promise to give us prosperity is no longer valid. God is a liar. This tells us that doctrine worship can cause brain damage.

If you have read the Bible, you will remember that God always keep his promises regardless of the physical situation. Isaac faced the worst famine in his time. Yet God made him even richer in the midst of it. Isaac did not starve in the famine. He did not get poorer. He got richer. Joseph was sold as a slave to Egypt and later imprisoned for molest. Yet, God’s blessing could still make him rich, powerful and successful. Throughout the Bible, we can see that God always keep his promises regardless on how bad the physical situation was.

So, God can still prosper us even in the worst recession in history. Let me put this in another way. The worst recession in history cannot break the covenant of blessing God had with us. God’s desire for us to be rich, healthy and successful in every area is still valid today. Go ahead and make your millions.

The above verse ends with “says the Lord, who has mercy on you.” Mercy is an important factor here. Why mercy? The answer is we are still imperfect. We still make mistakes. We are still vulnerable in the areas of our weakness. We would have been unqualified to receive God’s blessings based on our own strength. Thank God for his mercy. The mercy of God enables us to continue to receive God’s blessings despite our imperfection. This brings glory to God.

So, we are blessed not because of our own strength but because of God’s mercy on us. All we have to do is to keep obeying and trusting in him. Are you not glad that you have such a wonderful God?

Blessings That Cannot Be Broken

10 For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Isaiah 54:10 (NLT)

Somehow, I come across another verse on mountains again. I did not intentionally look for it. Yet I can see it repeatedly. It must be God’s will for me to study deeper into this subject.

The above verse begins with mountains moving and hills disappear. If you have been living in this planet for some time, you will realize that mountains do not move and hills do not disappear. Mountain represents things that are permanent and immovable. If you own a mountain, you can be sure that your descendents in generations to come will still be able to see it.

In the above verse, God compares his covenant of blessing to the mountains and hills. I myself will very happy if God’s covenant blessing with me is as stable as the mountains and hills. Yet God went beyond that. God is saying that his covenant of blessing can even outlast the mountains and the hills. Even when the mountains move and the hills disappear, God’s covenant blessing will never be broken.

This verse was directed to the Jews at that time. Today, we can see the effects of this covenant on their descendents. The Jewish population in the world is extremely small to the point of insignificant. Yet their wealth and achievements are totally out of proportion. They are among the most successful bankers, investors, fund managers, artists, musicians, lawyers, scientists and every area you can find. Why is that so? Do the Jews have better brains? There is no scientific proof on this. No matter which area you look into, the Jews are not much different from the rest. Yet their achievements are truly astounding.

The only answer lies in the above verse. Their ancestors had a covenant of blessing with God and this covenant is still effective until today. The next question is how about Christians? Since the above verse was directed to the Jews, how can we Christians benefit from it?

Let us now compare the difference between the Christians and the Jews. I am referring specifically to the non-Christian Jews.

1. The Jews are the natural seeds of Abraham. Christians are the spiritual seeds of Abraham. Spiritual is always superior than the natural.

2. The sins of the Jews are covered by the blood of goats and lambs. Our sins are redeem by the blood of Jesus, Son of the Living God. Do I have to convince you that Jesus is greater than the goats and lambs?

Based on the above comparison, it is clear that Christians are superior to the Jews in every spiritual way. Therefore, it is only right that the covenant of blessings God has for us must be far superior. Imagine this: Suppose Christians have the same level blessings as the Jews. This would mean Jesus is at the same level with goats and lambs. If Christians have lesser blessings than the Jews, Jesus would be in lower position than the animals. That would be a blasphemy.

The conclusion is clear. Christians are blessed in every area of our lives. We should see the achievements of the Jews today as the beginning of what we could have achieved if we are to take our covenant with our God seriously. If you read the Bible, you will be able to see that God is not a sadist who takes joy in making people suffer. God is a normal and healthy person who enjoys seeing his children living in good health, lots of wealth, long life, healthy relationships and be successful in every area of our lives.

Welcome to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Reward Of Obedience

19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land;
Isaiah 1:19 (NIV)

The topic of discussion here is obedience. I am sure even the theologians and doctrine worshippers from religious churches are familiar with this topic. However, there is a huge difference between obedience according to the theologians and the true Christian obedience according to the Bible.

When the term “obedience” is preached in religious churches, it always means this: If you obey God, nothing will happen but if you disobey God, something bad will happen.

In other words, obedience has become an instrument of blackmail in religious churches. Church members are constantly blackmailed into obeying their church leaders in the name of “obeying God”. You better do what your pastors tell you to do if you do not want God to do bad things to you. However, another problem here is the term “good” and “bad” can be interchangeable in theology.

For example, according to the doctrine worshippers, God can make you poor and sick as a part of his “good” will for you. I have came across a doctrine worshipper praying for God to make him sick and poor if being sick and poor can make him closer to God. Another infamous example is God can give you a special disease called “thorn in the flesh” to show you his sufficient grace. I don’t think I need to elaborate further on how perverse theology is.

So, if you happen to be under the bondage of theology, you are really caught in a confused state. Should you obey God? If you disobey God, he will do bad things to you to punish you. If you obey him, he will also do bad things to you to show you his sufficient grace. Either way, bad things will always happen. There is only one solution to this problem. Reject theology and turn to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Now, let us look at the true obedience according to the Bible. According to the above verse, if we obey God, we will eat the best from the land. Please note that the verse does not say we will have enough to eat. It says we will eat the best. Having enough to eat is good for us to live on. Being able to eat the best refers to a life of luxury. In other words, God promised prosperity to those who obey him. The choice is yours. If you want to be rich, obey God. If you want to be poor, don’t obey God.

In case some people may ask whether God still punish Christians for disobey him and sin, the answer is absolutely not. God will never punish us for our sins. Jesus has taken all the punishments that are due to us. So, while we can sin all we want without having to worry about the punishments from God, we need to be aware that we are still not immune from the side effects of sin itself. In other words, God will never punish us for our sins, our sins will.

Let me give you some examples. If you choose to commit crimes like stealing and killing, the law of your country will punish you. Being a Christian will not make you above the law of your country. If you constantly tell lies, no one will ever believe you. It is not God’s fault. God will never tell your friends not to believe you. They choose not to believe in you because they get fed up with your lies. So, we should not disobey God and sin because sin is bad for us, not because we are afraid God will punish us for disobedience.

In conclusion, Perfect love drives out fear. We obey God because we want the prosperity that comes with it, not because we are being blackmailed into it.