Satan does not sleep neither does the wicked...
Proverbs 4:14-16... Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.I was shocked when I first read this that people actually loose sleep imaging, and creating evil ideas to take people down.
I was talking (she was debating she says) to a woman who brought up discussion about things I have and have never heard of before. She knew what the Bible said and could quote verses at random but she had read a book trying to reference the content for her beliefs but I didn't get the name and didn't want it either. Anyone can take the Bible and twist it away from the truth of the context that's what she did because of this author's viewpoint spewing lies.
Heresies I have not heard of before:
Jesus was not omnipresent (God in every place at the same time) when He was a man on earth therefore He was not really God. She must not have read or rejected the following accounts...
John 1:45-51.. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
John 3:13.. And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
The second heresy from this woman was that "Paul is old time theology that he would not have made it as an apostle now a days because he condemned women and commanded them to not teach men the Bible and women are to keep silent in Church until they get home when it comes to asking questions about the Bible to their husbands." but wait a minute! This is God giving him these instructions to pass along to the Church not Paul's created theology. The reason God did not want women to teach men is clearly explained in scripture..
1 Timothy 2: 11-14.. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.The third heresy is that Paul always put down women like property....well I don't know which Bible she was reading from but my Bible shows Paul edifying (building up, encouraging) women such as Lydia who was one of the 1st who believed in his beginning ministry even opening her house to him...
Acts 16:14..And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
Acts 16:40.. And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.
And Priscilla as one of his helpers in Jesus...
Acts 18:18..And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.
Romans 16:3..Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
1 Corinthians 16:19..The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
And how about Lois and Eunice...
2 Timothy 1:5..When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.And how about widows...
1 Timothy 5:3..Honour widows that are widows indeed.Paul definitely honoured women throughout his ministry and he recognized their faithfulness always.
Heresies I have heard of before:
She continued..."What does homosexuality have to do with you if it's not affecting you?" because God said so.... it is wrong. Why? Sodom and Ghomorrah is set as an example to avoid this behavior.
Jude 1:7..Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Leviticus 18:22..Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.Verse 29 a warning..For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
Genesis 18:16-19:29..is the whole story of these wicked people in these cities...
Romans 1:18-32 are the ungodly abomination details of homosexuality and those that have pleasure in it.
Search and Read here at....http://kjvbible.net/ It is an abomination, period, before God.
She was confused about the greatest sin a person can commit in their life. At the time when Jesus was on earth, yes He said the greatest sin was blaspheming against the Holy Spirit who was convicting the world of sin and righteousness because at that time Jesus had not yet died for man's sin. But now he became sin for us and rose for our justification. Now, since He is the propriation(substitute) for our sins and finished His work and sat down on the right hand of the Father in Heaven, now not accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior by faith is the greatest sin because he is the person we must accept to obtain forgiveness of sins and Eternal Life in Paradise. This is why Jesus came...
Acts 26:18..To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
1 John 5:9-12.. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
She say it wasn't her responsibility to tell others about Jesus but the Holy Spirit's job. But I quoted Romans 10...how will they(others) know if they(messengers) are not sent and how will they hear without a preacher. Faith only comes one way, by hearing the Word of God. We believers are messengers or ministers from the least to the greatest. But if we are silent and have no message then people will not know God nor His will and purpose for us. But He did give us a message and we are not to hold back not to mention Jesus himself specifically gave the commandment to his followers before departing earth to heaven the commission to the Church(believers) to get the Gospel out...
1 Corinthians 1:21..For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Romans 10:17..So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Matthew 28:19-20..Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Romans 10:13-15..For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
But do you know what the good news is? God does not sleep neither is he slack concerning his promises. And the true believers will identify heresy when it comes their way by comparing spiritual things with spiritual to see whether these things are of God or not. So saint study your Bible to show yourself approved of God rightly dividing the Word of truth a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. Look up for Jesus's coming is drawing nigh! Amen.