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How can we know anything about anything? That's the real question

 If our righteousness is like filthy rags, how can we do good works and be holy?



 "But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind have taken us away."  Isaiah 64:6

"For God hath not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness" (I Thessalonians 4:7).  Some theologians assume that Scriptures that seem so completely opposed as these two are an indication that one of the Scriptures must be eliminated and the other one believed.  However, this is a false conflict.  The first speaks of the righteousness and holiness of man.  The second speaks of the righteousness and holiness of God in man.

It's only by the power of the Holy Spirit that any person can do truly good works--because God does the work. 

Read about real righteousness is by grace through faith. 

God doesn't want to reform us. God wants to Transform us with the transformation that is only available in Jesus Christ.  God isn't looking for positive attitudes. God's goal is total metamorphosis.  We can't improve or reform the self. We must die to self and live to Christ.

In fact, He has already given us everything we need to walk in holiness right now.  Don't put off to some future day what God has already given you today.  Don't tell God He can't do it when His Word, the Bible says that He has done it.  Ask, rather, "How can I take hold of this thing that you are trying to give me, Lord?"

Many try vainly to live by a law, a set of rules or principles, which is simply a line drawn in the sand. From this futility, Jesus set us free by His grace. Grace moves by the leading of the Holy Spirit, guiding and giving power for righteousness. In the leading of the Spirit, there is no gray area. In each instance, we either obey the Holy Spirit or we do not. We either yield to His power or we do not.

 

God doesn't want self-improvement. God wants transfiguration.

Good works are simply this: the glory of the living God flowing out through someone who has yielded himself or herself to God.  

Note, that the operative word on our part is "yielded."

You need to understand that sin is failing to attain to the glory of God.  Would anyone like to claim to have attained to the glory of God?

God is the One Who is working.

  • Actually, it is God working in that person who does the work through that person. 
  • This is a gift of God, lest anyone should boast.  It's another free gift that God gives with salvation. 
  • Every work of the unsaved person is as an unclean thing. 
  • Every work of a saved person that doesn't flow from the throne of God is an unclean thing. 
  • Fellowship with the creator results in the flow of the anointing of God, the Holy Spirit, which, in turn, yields the fruit of the Spirit. 
  • That is, the Spirit's Own fruit in the believer--in you if you can receive it.

You can be one of those who is saved.

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As we reach the end of the age, more people than ever are hating God. They set up a web of rules in their minds to filter out God.  They will only accept those things that conform to Naturalism, materialism, and uniformitarianism.  Naturalism claims that God does nothing.  Materialism claims that there is no God or spiritual realm.  Uniformitarianism claims that there was not creation and that there was no violent worldwide flood, as the Bible and numerous other historical accounts record.  Whatever they observe that does not conform to this complex filter is censored.  The way that it is censored can take several forms.  The ungodly may boldly proclaim that, though the data appears to support God's version and refute the version of the ungodly, yet it still must be interpreted to mean just the opposite of what it does mean.  A backup method that ungodly people use is to prophecy that in the future, science will be able to explain what they see as an anomaly.  If that fails, they will hide the data, set it aside, or lie to keep the public from knowing the truth.  The data clearly demolishes the story of the ungodly and clearly supports the reality of the Creator God, His Bible, and His abiding Presence in His people.  When confronted with the obvious, a closed-minded ungodly person says, "I can't understand it."  They are willingly ignorant because they refuse to hold God in their knowledge.  The reality is that these people, for whatever reason, don't what to know the Creator.  They don't want to truly know Jesus, their Creator.

 

 

 

 

 



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There are 10 sub-topics of "Wisdom: Holiness, Reality, & the Mind":


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Works


Real Righteousness (Go)
Isaiah 64:6 All Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags (Go)
Romans 5:16 Justification Goes Beyond Forgiveness to Righteousness. (Go)
Romans 6:14 For Sin Shall Not Have Dominion Over You (Go)
Luke 13:24 The Strait (constricted) Gate (Go)
Romans 6:12-22 Don't be a Slave of Sin; Serve God (Go)
1 Peter 1:22 Purified your Souls in Obeying the Truth through the Spirit unto Unfeigned Love (Go)
The Strait and Narrow Way (Go)
We are not saved by good works, but are we saved to good works and holiness? What does the Bible say? (Go)
Feedback Question: Is it too late for me? (Go)
Is it too late for me to be saved? Have I gone too far to be forgiven? (Go)

Holiness, Sanctification, and Stability


Wisdom: Holiness & Reality (Go)
1 Peter 1:6 (Go)
Isaiah 48:10-11 Refined in the Furnace of Affliction (Go)
Fulfillment Through Understanding Sin (Go)
How You Can Be Free Of Sin And Walk In Total Holiness (Go)
We are not saved by good works, but are we saved to good works and holiness? What does the Bible say? (Go)
Ephesians 4:24-30 Righteousness, Holiness, and Redemption and How they Work Together in You (Go)
Ephesians 4:20-24 Righteousness Leads to Holiness: be renewed in the spirit of your mind (renewing the mind is repentance, and it is holiness) . . . put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Go)
Feedback Question: Is it too late for me? (Go)
Is it too late for me to be saved? Have I gone too far to be forgiven? (Go)
1 Peter 1:22 Purified your Souls in Obeying the Truth through the Spirit unto Unfeigned Love (Go)

Righteousness by Grace through Faith


How Can I Know God's Will And Be Led By The Spirit Of God? (Go)
Wisdom: Righteousness (Go)
Real Righteousness (Go)
The Strait and Narrow Way (Go)
The Secret of the Law of Liberty (Go)
The Most Important Element Of Success: Walking by Grace, Which Is through Faith (Go)
No Willful Sin (Go)
Dead to Self (Go)
Down To Earth Righteousness (Go)
Sin Versus the Strait and Narrow Way (Go)
Everything Good Comes From God, But We Must Be Willing To Receive It. (Go)
Righteousness by Grace through Faith (Go)
Romans 6:14 For Sin Shall Not Have Dominion Over You (Go)
Luke 13:24 The Strait (constricted) Gate (Go)
Romans 6:12-22 Don't be a Slave of Sin; Serve God (Go)
1 Peter 1:22 Purified your Souls in Obeying the Truth through the Spirit unto Unfeigned Love (Go)

Sin


No Response: The Seed that Falls by the Way Side, the Trampled Path (Go)
Fulfillment Through Understanding Sin (Go)
What You Need To Know About Sin (Go)
1 John 3:4 Whosoever Committeth Sin Transgresseth Also The Law: For Sin Is The Transgression Of The Law. (Go)
Sin Defined (Go)
Just Rejecting Jesus Is Enough (Go)
Definition of Leaven - Define Leaven from Scripture (Go)
Bible Dictionary: Define Sin, Definition of Sin (Go)
Everything Good Comes From God, But We Must Be Willing To Receive It. (Go)
1 Peter 1:22 Purified your Souls in Obeying the Truth through the Spirit unto Unfeigned Love (Go)
        

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God has established the pattern of Scripture, for life and for the Church.

You can feel free to use the Contact Form further down on this page to ask any question regarding this pattern of Scripture. The Church, the Body of Christ, and discernment of this Body, is the method that God is using to finish the work in His Body. The Body of Christ, God's Temple, is built up by that which every joint supplies, building each other up in love, and the Temple must be built according to the pattern of Scripture.



We believe the Holy Scriptures teach:
  • The 5 apostolic ministries (Ephesians 4:11)
  • The nine gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10)
  • Local congregations overseen by elders and deacons (Titus 1:5)
  • Every member having and being a ministry in the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:11)
  • Being led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)
  • The gathering together of the Body of Christ (Genesis 49:10, John 17:21)

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If you seek God, you will find Him through His Son, Jesus.

Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which have been written in this Book.

John 10:35b the Scripture cannot be broken,


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Human theology and reasoning is not necessarily correct, but the Bible is without error. The Bible can only be understood by revelation, and revelation is given by the Spirit of God. God does reveal in His own way. But we only know in part. If we think we know any thing, we do not know it as we ought. We are instructed, by God, to keep seeking Him. The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth. The truth sets us free. Lies bind us. Whoever seeks Jesus does find Him. Jesus is the truth.
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