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Cast Off the Cords and Bands

For those who really want proof that the God of the Bible is, in fact, God, our Creator--one of the simplest places to discover it is in the results of disregarding Godís Words in His Bible. The weight of this proof is ubiquitous; it is everywhere, even in our own families and even in our own flesh.
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Cast Off the Cords and Bands

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It has been said here before that God’s Words published on GodSaidManSaid answer all the world’s questions—every single one.  Of course, to the unversed, that sounds facetious, but it is true.  The answers to all of life’s questions and the solutions to all of life’s problems are clearly declared—and those of childlike faith have surely tapped into this most glorious resource.  Psalm 119:12-16:

12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.

13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.

16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.

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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.

GOD SAID, Galatians 6:7:

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

GOD SAID, Genesis 4:7:

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.

MAN SAID:  Men of education—men of science—are not inhibited by old, outdated, Biblical morality.  We have been enlightened and follow a better and more fulfilling way.

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For those who really want proof that the God of the Bible is, in fact, God, our Creator—one of the simplest places to discover it is in the results of disregarding God’s Words in His Bible.  The weight of this proof is ubiquitous; it is everywhere, even in our own families and even in our own flesh. 

Galatians 6:7:

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

This is an absolute, but man wants nothing to do with God’s commandments.  Psalm 2: 1-4:

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Now contrast the above verses with Deuteronomy 4:5-9:

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?

9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons'' sons;

The children of faith seek out and embrace the commandments of God because inherent within each one is a blessing or a curse.  The result of obeying a commandment is the blessing of doing the right thing.  The result of disobeying a commandment is the curse of doing the wrong thing. 

The following excerpts from recent periodicals will demonstrate the results of disregarding the truth. 

God’s Word commands against putting anything into our bodies that is harmful. This covers a lot  of ground—from alcohol and illegal drugs, even to certain foods and the quantity of food consumed.  I Corinthians 3:16-17:

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

• Science News, November 30, 2013, pg. 5:

The use of illicit drugs has declined slightly over the last decade among teens but is growing more common in people over age 50.  New data from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration show that 23.9 million Americans over age 12 had used drugs in the previous month.  [End of quote]

America’s state politicians have begun to legalize addictive substances such as marijuana for recreational use.  Presently, 18 states and the District of Columbia have made pot use legal, and it’s use is skyrocketing. 

• Scientific American, June 2013, pg. 36:

A 2009 study found an increased risk of accidents for levels of THC higher than five nanograms per milliliter of blood, which some evidence indicates is as impairing as a blood alcohol concentration around the legal limit of 0.08 percent.  Typically, one would have to take several puffs of a joint to reach such a concentration.  Consequently, voters in Washington State have adopted a 5 ng/mL as the upper threshold for drivers. [End of quote]

Latest statistics of marijuana addiction rates range from a low of 9% to 17%.

God commands in Exodus 20:13:

Thou shalt not kill.

God commands against fornication of any kind, which is sex outside the marriage bed.  I Corinthians 6:9:

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

Disobedience is standard fare, therefore “sin lieth at the door,” and 55 million U.S. babies lie in garbage bags. 

• Answers magazine, April-June, 2013, pg. 13:

Leading cause of death in America:
33% → Abortion
16% → Heart Disease
15% → Cancer
36% → All Other Causes
(Based on 2011 statistics from Guttmacher Institute and Centers for Disease Control) [End of quote]

• AFA Journal, November 2013, pg. 27:

In May, U.S. News & World Report ran an article which began this way:

Research released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey says states with a higher percentage of out-of-wedlock births in 2011 tended to have a higher incidence of poverty. 

The article went on to state:

“The American Community Survey found that 36% of the 4.1 million women who gave birth in the U.S. that year were unmarried, up from 31% in 2005.  Utah had the nation’s lowest out-of-wedlock birth rate in 2011 at 14.7%, followed by New Hampshire at 20%.  The District of Columbia had the highest rate, at 50.8%, followed closely by Louisiana at 48.7%, Mississippi at 48.1% and New Mexico at 47.6%. 

We are closing in on a statistic where four out of every 10 babies in America are born to girls/women who are not married.  [End of quote]

Nearly 1/3 of all U.S. pregnancies end in abortion. 

• AFA Journal, September 2013, pg. 13:

“Nearly 40% of cohabitating twenty-something parents who had a baby between 2000 and 2005 split up by the time their child was five; that’s three times higher than the rate for twenty-something parents who were married when they had a child.” [End of quote]

• AFA Journal, February 2014, pg. 5:

According to a study by researchers at Ohio State University, casual sexual encounters intensify poor mental health, specifically thoughts of suicide. 

In the study, titled “Casual Sexual Relationships and Mental Health in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood,” researchers interviewed 10,000 middle school and high school students, and then interviewed them again between the ages of 18 to 26.  At both times, they found that those who reported entertaining suicidal thoughts were more likely to have had casual sex in the past.  Also, those who continued casual sexual encounters into their adulthood were more likely to retain the suicidal thoughts of their younger years.  In fact, each incident of casual sex increased suicidal thoughts by 18%. [End of quote]

• AFA Journal, January 2014, pg. 5:

The Federal Drug Administration has had a 30-year ban on homosexual blood donations.  The ban stems from the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s.  According to the FDA website, “This is because (men who have sex with other men) are, as a group, at increased risk for HIV, hepatitis B, and certain other infections that can be transmitted by transfusion.”

As evidence, it said men who have had sex with other men represent about 2% of the U.S. population, yet accounted for at least 61% of all new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2010. [End of quote]

• Science News, April 20, 2013, pg. 20, 22, 23:

Cancer-causing HPV can trigger abnormal cell growth on the cervix, and cervical cancer still kills up to 4,000 U.S. women each year.  The virus is also implicated in cancers occurring in the anus and the throat.  All told, according to a 2011 study, 29 percent of sexually active U.S. girls and women carry a potentially cancer-causing HPV infection.

Back in 2006 and 2009, when the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix came onto the market, health officials dreamed of halting the spread of HPV, which is sexually transmitted, in a single generation.

HPV is implicated in roughly 60 percent of oral cancers that affect the back of the tongue, throat and tonsils. 

Scientists established a link between oral cancer and HPV more than a decade ago when studies revealed HPV 16 lurking in many oral tumors.  In 2007, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that oral cancer patients were three times as likely as people without the cancer to have had six or more partners on whom they had performed oral sex.  But there is much still unknown about the dynamics of oral HPV transmission, says epidemiologist Marc Brisson of Laval University in Quebec.  “Kissing may be involved.”  He and others think that changing sexual practices may be behind the rise in oral cancers.

About 6 million new genital HPV infections occur each year in the United States, mostly in teens and young adults.  Oral HPV infections go uncounted. 

Basil Donovan of the University of New South Wales in Sydney estimates that by the end of a young woman’s first sexual partnership, she has a 30 percent chance of having acquired an HPV infection.  A 2011 study found that 43 percent of sexually active U.S. girls and women up to age 59 were carrying some type of HPV infection.  Among U.S. men, the rate was about 50 percent for an HPV infection.  In Germany and Denmark, the infection rate is roughly 35 to 40 percent among young women, says Andreas Kaufmann of Charité University Medicine Berlin. [End of quotes]

The four-legged land creatures God directs us to eat are vegetarians, as we all were before sin.  Genesis 1:29-30:

29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

But, can you imagine that cows have been fed animal brains in their meal? 

• Science, August 16, 2013, pg. 716:

Don’t eat brains.  And don’t let animals you find tasty eat brains, either.  These are just two of the lessons readers will take away from science writer and former Discovery Channel Canada co-host Jay Ingram’s Fatal Flaws.  The multivalent title alludes not only to the prion proteins themselves—which when misfolded trigger deadly neurodegenerative diseases—but also to the involved researchers and governments, who, like everything else, are sometimes imperfect. 

In contrast to several previous general-audience books that center on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), Fatal Flaws tells a broader story of prions.  Ingram ranges from the curious cases of kuru in Papua New Guinea to current speculations about the role of prions in other diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  [End of quote]

It is not possible to cast off the commandments without suffering the curse—the result of doing the wrong thing.  For those looking for proof, simply follow the results.  This world is spiraling down to its destruction, but we don’t have to go with it.  Jesus Christ is our way of escape.  His blood washes clean all sin and shame and breaks the chains that hold us.  If you are not born-again, click onto Further With Jesus now and be set free. 

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.

GOD SAID, Galatians 6:7:

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

GOD SAID, Genesis 4:7:

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.

MAN SAID:  Men of education—men of science—are not inhibited by old, outdated, Biblical morality.  We have been enlightened and follow a better and more fulfilling way.

Now you have THE RECORD.

       

 

References:

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“Are We Winning the Fight for Life?,” Answers, April-June 2013

“Bad Blood Between FDA and Physicians,” AFA Journal, January 2014

“Drug Use on the Rise in Older Set,” Science News, November 30, 203

Khamsi, R., “Going to Pot,” Scientific American, June 2013

Long, S., “When’s the Right Time to Marry?,” AFA Journal, September 2013

McDonald, J., “Burgers, Brains, and Blasphemy,” Science, August 16, 2013

Seppa, N., “Dose of Reality,” Science News, April 20, 2013

“Suicidal Thoughts Increase After Casual Sex,” AFA Journal, February 2014

Wildmon, T., “Babies Without Fathers More Likely To Live in Poverty, Abuse,” AFA Journal, November 2013

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