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The Literal Difference Is Staggering — Part VI

To the skeptics who pretend to look for truth, this feature should settle all debate. Today Deuteronomy 30:19 will be ever so obvious. This feature will again bring to attention the amazing accuracy of the words of God ó the God of the Holy Bible.
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The Literal Difference Is Staggering — Part VI

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The liberty which is in Christ Jesus is the liberty that sets one free from Satan’s bondage of sin. It is not a freedom to disregard God’s abundant life commandments. After Jesus Christ was crucified, and before His resurrection, He descended into the earth to a place known in the faith as Abraham’s Bosom (Luke 16:22-31). This was a paradise separated from hell by a gulf. It was a place where the faithful awaited the Messiah. Ephesians 4:8-12:

8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

The redeemed are the Lord’s captivity. The born-again are the Lord’s captives, just as we are the sheep of His pasture. In this place of captivity, the Good Shepherd, through the direction of His Word and conviction of the Holy Ghost, keeps the flock from the world’s hurtful lusts, as this feature will clearly demonstrate. This place of obedience is the place of blessing and the definition of God’s love in the life of the born-again. I John 5:3:

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Have you been born again—born a second time, this time of the Spirit of God? Are you God’s captivity? John 3:3:

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Are you ready to enter this miraculous place of eternal blessing? Click onto "Further With Jesus" for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God. NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT. 

GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 4:5-8:

5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

GOD SAID, Romans 3:10-12:

10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

GOD SAID, Galatians 6:7:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

GOD SAID, Romans 6:23:

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

MAN SAID: The Bible’s dictums were made for a time long past and have no value for today’s enlightened society. The ideas of sin, heaven, hell, and eternal judgment have long outlived their usefulness. 

Now THE RECORD. You are participating in GodSaidManSaid feature article #528. This feature will again prove the full veracity of the supernatural, inerrant Word of God. All of these features are archived on this site in text and streaming audio. Every Thursday eve, God-willing, they grow by one. Welcome to Light and Truth. 

The Bible says (II Timothy 3:1), "...in the last days perilous times shall come." Perilous times have arrived. Your footing on the SOLID ROCK will be your support in these trying times. Childlike faith will order the day. 

God is truth. Contrary to popular doctrine, God is not the God of tolerance. Truth is not tolerant. Two plus two equals four and 3.99 just won’t do. Every word of God, as the psalmist writes, is "true and righteous altogether"—every single word, miracles and all. Embracing these words is truly life and life more abundantly. Every commandment of God, because it is perfect truth, has inherent within it a blessing or a curse. Obey His commandment and be blessed—the result of doing the right thing. Disobey His commandment and be cursed—the result of doing the wrong thing. It is just that simple.

To the skeptics who pretend to look for truth, this feature should settle all debate. Today Deuteronomy 30:19 ("I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:") will be ever so obvious. This feature will again bring to attention the amazing accuracy of the words of God—the God of the Holy Bible.

On GodSaidManSaid there is an ongoing series titled, "The Literal Difference Is Staggering." In this series, we highlight a commandment of God, then man’s rejection of it, and the consequences. Statistics, mostly for the United States, have been gathered from sources of the FBI, the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, etc. We have used these statistics to show the dire results of disobeying God’s life commandments in the U.S., and now we will take these statistics global. The population of the U.S. is about 1/23 of that of the world. So far in the GodSaidManSaid series we have listed 36 carnal infractions. In this feature we will review a handful of them, but multiply the U.S. number by 23 to reach a rough estimate of the global problem. Consider the following situations and take note of the staggering difference between the obedient and the disobedient:

(1.) The situation: God commands for male children to be circumcised in the Old Testament, and now doctors in Africa have discovered that this procedure is their most effective weapon against AIDS, because it reduces the infection risk by half. It will save millions of lives.

Breaking News — Honey, Breast-Feeding, Circumcision, Pork

The Amazing Word of God — Updates — Circumcision, Pigs, Church, Breast-Feeding

Update — Vestigial Organs and Circumcision

In the camp of the disobedient, those negatively affected: globally, millions of deaths.

In the camp of the obedient, those negatively affected: zero.

(2.) The situation: God commands against the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Alcohol and Christians

In the camp of the disobedient, those negatively affected: 13,000,000 Americans, and 299,000,000 globally, are alcoholics. One hundred thousand alcohol-related deaths are expected in the U.S., and 2,300,000 globally, are expected this year.

In the camp of the obedient, those negatively affected: zero.

(3.) The situation: God strictly commands against fornication of any kind, including bestiality, premarital sex, adultery, homosexuality, etc.

Bestiality

Fornication

Homosexuality Updated

Those negatively affected in the camp of the disobedient: globally, 1,610,000,000 cases of genital herpes and HPV, 115,000,000 with chlamydia, 25,300,000 with gonorrhea, 23,000,000 with HIV, 1,035,000 cases of AIDS each year, 6,900,000 with Hepatitis B, and 2,760,000 with syphilis.

Those negatively affected in the camp of the obedient: zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero.

(4.) The situation: God commands men against even looking upon a woman to lust after her, and of course this includes women looking upon men.

The Wages of Sin — Part Two

Those negatively affected in the camp of the disobedient in the U.S.: 20,000,000, and globally 460,000,000, are addicted to porn, contributing to more than half of all divorces.

Those negatively affected in the camp of the obedient: zero.

(5.) The situation: God commands against the consumption of anything that harms the body (I Corinthians 3:16-17) and of course against anything illegal. The headline from England’s Daily Mail, concerning the use of marijuana reads, "Smoking Just One Cannabis Joint Raises Danger of Mental Illness by 40%." The following excerpts are from that article:

With up to 40 per cent of teenagers and young adults in the UK believed to have tried cannabis, the researchers estimate that the drug could be behind 14 per cent of cases of schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses.

Research completed by leading psychiatrist Professor Robin Murray in 2005 showed that those who smoked the drug regularly at 18 were 1.6 times more likely to suffer serious psychiatric problems, including schizophrenia, by their mid-20s.

For those who were regular users at 15, the stakes were even higher, with their risk of mental illness by the age of 26 being 4.5 times greater than normal. [End of quote]

The Wages of Sin — Part Three

If you carry the numbers forward globally, in the camp of the disobedient, those negatively affected would be into the hundreds of millions.

In the camp of the obedient, those negatively affected: zero.

(6.) The situation: God strictly commands against homosexuality, a crime punishable in the scriptures by death. Those shackled by this bondage must turn to Christ for forgiveness and deliverance. The ill effects of this disobedience are very long — very long. For example, the homosexual community is 5,000 times more likely to contract AIDS than their heterosexual brethren, and the male homosexual’s life span is 8 to 20 years shorter, with one body of research pegging life expectancy at 41 years.

In the camp of the disobedient, using a global yardstick of 3% of the population being homosexual, those negatively affected: 200,000,000.

In the camp of the obedient, those negatively affected: zero.

Homosexuality Updated
Homosexuality Part II
QandA, Homosexuality
G.P. — Incest and Homosexuality
Gay Marriage
Homosexuality and a Way of Escape

(7.) The situation: God commands His people to go to church, and now this paragraph from the GodSaidManSaid feature, The Power of Going To Church:

Hundreds of studies have been, and are presently being conducted to ascertain whether there is any connection between religious faith and health. Some of the latest results are shocking to the unbelieving world. In 1999 the results of a study conducted by the University of Texas were published. Twenty-two thousand people were followed over a nine year period. Those who attended church or synagogue more than once a week lived an average of eight years longer than those who didn’t. Let me say it another way: those who attended church more than once a week lived 2,920 days or 11% longer than those who didn’t.

A Yale study reported that churchgoers were less likely to become physically disabled. In a syndicated article released by Knight Ridder Newspapers it was recorded:

Several studies concluded that people who attended religious services regularly are hospitalized less often and have stronger immune systems than people who rarely or never attend. [End of quote]

Let’s take these numbers in reverse. Those who go to church more than once a week live 11% or eight years longer. For discussion’s sake let us assume that 20% of the U.S. population falls into this category. Here’s the math:

300,000,000 U.S. population
times .8 times in church per week

equals 240,000,000 people

times 8 years lost

equals 1,920,000,000 total years lost in America

In the camp of the "unchurched," the aggregate loss of years: 1,920,000,000, and globally, 44,160,000,000 lost years.

In the camp of the "churched," the aggregate loss of years: zero.

The Power of Going To Church

The global tally for the 36 disobeyed commandments is 9,184,000,000 and this list does not include occult practices, pedophilia, blasphemy, using the Lord’s name in vain, neglecting so great salvation, and more. The sin load numbers into the trillions. Keep in mind the earth’s population numbers less than 7 billion. Surely the accuracy of the Word of God is certified again. Romans 3:10:

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

It’s obvious that the world is in desperate need of a saviour, and God has supplied one — His only begotten Son. Only Jesus Christ can save sinners. I John 1:5-10:

5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

The literal difference is staggering. 

GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 4:5-8:

5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

GOD SAID, Romans 3:10-12:

10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

GOD SAID, Galatians 6:7:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

GOD SAID, Romans 6:23:

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

MAN SAID: The Bible’s dictums were made for a time long past and have no value for today’s enlightened society. The ideas of sin, heaven, hell, and eternal judgment have long outlived their usefulness.

Now you have THE RECORD. 




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