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Dangers of our Opinions!

 

Is our Opinions Dangerous?  The Jews opinions sure was very Dangerous to them since God

severely punished them many times over because they rebelled, they did what they thought was

right in their own eyes (Opinions)!   So then are we no better than the Jews or thinking that we are

wise, in our own eyes?  Is our words more important than Gods?  No?  Then why do so many

act as if they are wise, that their opinions (words/ideas) are more important than Gods like the

Jews did?  The Jews would rather, listen to either their own or others wild imaginations, and ideas

that is not even slightly biblical.  Doesn't people know what Jesus Christ said to the devil? 

Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every

word that comes from the mouth of God.'"  NOT OUR WORDS BUT GODS WORDS!

It is written Regarding people being wise in their own eyes;

(Job 32:1, Ps 36:1-4, Pr 3:7, 26:12, 26:16, 30:12, Isa 5:21)!

Let Us Pray; Dear Heavenly Father in your name, the name of the son and in the name of the Holy Spirit we

ask that you open up our hearts and minds and souls to your Holy Words of this teaching so that we may learn

it and apply them to our daily lives and we also pray that we may never forsake your Holy Words for the vain

ideas and evilness of mankind.  And we ask in your Holy name that if we have ever done such evilness against

you to forgive us of our sins against you. In your Holy Name, in the name of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

AMEN!

1) What does it mean "Opinion?"  Now let us take a biblical and word meaning look at this vital topic -

a) Definitions  1) MSN Dictionary - "Opinion" - personal view: the view somebody takes about an issue,

especially when it is based solely on personal judgment.

b) Nave's Topical Bible - "Opinion, Public" - (Summary) - 1) Fear; Opinions influenced by others opinions

leads can lead to corruption, as in the case of Herod's wife wanting the head of John Baptist & Herod

worried about his guest opinions about him, to which Herod went against his better judgment 

2) Concessions to; because of a persons fear of others, they pass the buck to others such as what the

blind mans parents did when he was healed. 3) Corruption Yielding to;

Mankind's personal opinions (views & judgments) that does not stay in-line with Gods Holy Words  and his commandments, through out history! That my friend has caused many false doctrines, sins and great evils in

this world!  The wicked people  twist and malign Gods Holy Words like the devil did when he tempted Eve

and tried to tempt Jesus Christ!  That all started with Eve not listening to God, but instead she listened to the

serpent that satan used to deceive her.  Sin starts with mankind ignoring God and his Holy Words, or

twisting Gods Holy Words to suite mankind's own evil desires.

And when we ignore, misunderstand or twist Gods Holy Words, then sin grows until it comes into full

bloom. But instead of a beautiful red rose, it instead turns into a very black and dark rose, the rose of

death. As it is written; The wages of sin is death. Gods grace never gives us permission to sin, as it is

written; Jude 4 For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in

among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality

and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.

2) They Didn't Listen to God, they Sinned (Gen 2:17 & 3:1-11) -

My friend when Eve first decided to listen to the serpent, a tool of satan, instead of remembering and listening

to Gods Holy Words (Gen 2:17) like so many people of today do, even those in the churches, is how and

when she committed the worlds first sin.. She listened to the serpent (via satans) opinions, and then she gave

into the temptation of developing her own opinion and the lust of her eyes to which she went against God and

His Holy Words.

You see my friend, in (Gen 3:1) the serpent (via satans) opinions got Eve to question Gods  Holy Words and

reject them by saying to her "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" satan 

started twisting words of what God has actually said to Adam and Eve.  Friend God did tell Adam and Eve to

not eat of this tree, a certain tree "The Tree of Knowledge of good and Evil, for in the day that you eat of it

you shall surely die". 

The serpent (via satan) got Eve to doubt Gods Holy Words and question God in her own heart, and he, the

serpent was twisting some of the scriptures around as well to suit his evil intent. The serpent (via satan) was

also speaking of a physical death, not the spiritual death, but God meant a physical and a spiritual death, a

separation from him, a division between mankind and him, because God knew that if mankind had the same

knowledge as he has, that mankind would use that knowledge for evil instead of for good.

For example if we never heard of a cuss word, then would we still cuss if we did not know what cussing was? 

If we never heard of money, nor material items, would we then become greedy?  If we never heard of or

knew about lustfulness, would we lust? Those are just some rough examples. Knowledge can be used for

good or evil, but unfortunately most prefers to use knowledge for evil.  And without the knowledge of good

and evil we would have allot more peaceful and content lives than we have in today's times.

Now lets continue, the serpent (via satan) himself used truth alright, some truth and twisted it all around and

got Eve to want to have the same wisdom & knowledge of God , to be like God her self (Gen 3:5-6). That

sounds like so many people, men and women of today times now doesn't it my friend?  Friend man

(husbands) usually follows (his wife) woman like Adam followed Eve instead of telling Eve not to listen to the

serpent and not to eat of the tree! 

So friend Eve handed some fruit to her husband and he ate because he listened to his wife, her opinion, her

ideas instead of listening to God and remember Gods Holy commands regarding the tree of Knowledge of

Good and Evil. So this caused Adam to sin as well as Eve sinned because just as the serpent (via satan)

tempted Eve to Sin, Eve tempted Adam her husband to sin and both of them gave into sin and rejected God

and his Holy Words, his Holy Commands in doing so. 

Then by questioning God and wanting to be like gods them selves and instead of listening to God and obeying,

they listened to another, the serpent and then THE BIRTH OF EVIL WAS BORN!

3) Their Opinions & Ideas

a) Adam Listened (Adams Developed Opinion/Thinking) to his Wife Eves opinion, She caused him to sin

against God, he wanted to be god himself - (Gen 3:12)

b) Eve Listened (Eves Developed Opinion/Thinking) listened to the serpents opinion, (via satan) that caused

her to sin, she wanted to be god herself - (Gen 3:13)

c) Satan Listened to his self (Opinion/Thinking) so satan is and was bent on evil trying to destroy the work

of God with his own opinions/thinking by using a serpent as his tool for evil by wanting to be god himself 

(Gen 3:1-5)

4) Their Punishment for not listening to God  -These Punishments Haven't Changed!

a) The Serpent (Not satan himself) - The snake shall crawl on its belly, it had legs, and eat dust all the days

of its life and he shall bruise (strike) mankind's heal and mankind's heal shall bruise (step on) the serpents

head, enmity between mankind & snake (Gen 3:14-15)

b) Woman shall have great pain in childbirth, She shall desire her Husband, and her husband shall rule over

her (Gen 3:16)

c) Because of Man, the ground is cursed and with hard labor he shall grow his crops and such and shall eat

of it, and mankind shall physically die and return to the ground to which he came from (Gen 3:17-19)

d) Summary of They Didn't Listen to God, they Sinned (Gen 2:17 & 3:1-11) - satan tempted Eve and she

first sinned when she listened to someone else the serpent that tempted her to have her own opinions

separate from Gods Holy Words, a disobedience that caused her to sin and then Adam listened to Eves, his

wife's developed opinions to which he also gained his own opinions that caused his disobedience to God that

was separate from Gods Holy Words as well and caused Adam to sin.

DO YOU SEE OF HOW DANGEROUS IT IS TO HAVE OUR OWN OPINIONS THAT IS NOT

INLINE WITH GODS HOLY WORDS, AND HIS GUIDANCE? So we should never reject or

ignore his Holy Words and we shall study them and learn his actual meanings!

5) Our Words More Important than Gods Words? (Gen 1:1) & Who created the Mute ... Etc? (Ex 4:11)

My friend, are our words more important than Gods words? Was it our words, (opinions/ideas) that created

all that you see, all that you hear? Where was we when God created the heavens and the earth? How can we

for one moment think that our opinions are more valuable than Gods? We can not even dare to live as though

we think our opinions & words are more important than Gods opinions and words! 

Who are we to not listen to Gods Holy Words (Bible) and his servants, the Prophets, Apostles, Pastors and

today's messengers that he has sent to teach and guide us? How do we dare to pick and chose of what

scriptures to accept and what scriptures to reject?  Have we been given authority to rewrite the Holy Bible to

suite our own desires to which are evil?

As it is written; 2 Timothy 3:116 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for

doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

And then as God has said to Moses Exodus 4:11 So the Lord said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or

who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?

My Friend our opinions, and ideas must always line up with Gods Holy Words (The Bible), and not line up

with our selves nor the opinions of the world. Nor shall we read nor listen to those self help books either just

as Eve has listened to the serpent and Adam listened to his wife that caused them to question and reject Gods

Holy Words, to which caused them to do Evil and give Birth to Evil that infected the rest of mankind with all

sorts of evils.

Friend do you see more of how dangerous it is to have our own opinions that does not line up with

Gods Holy Words? Our Opinions can get God very angry at us and punish us very severe.

6) Live on Every word of God (MT 4:3) - Now my friend satan with his own wicked trickeries & opinions

waited until after 40 days of Jesus Christ fasting, & when Jesus was at his weakest point with physical

exhaustion, hunger, lonely, and poor. Satan tried to get Jesus to even question who he even was, that is the

Son of God even though satan knew who Jesus Christ was.  Satan tried to get Jesus to give into the pride of

life, his own needs and trust in his own feelings.

But Jesus did not give into those temptations but instead responded back to satan with scripture

(Deuteronomy 8:3) that is about the Jews being humbled by eating a unusual food, manna and that they are

to pay more attention to living by every word that God speaks to which is more important than our needs of

this life including food and our lives as well.  So by Jesus Christ not giving into satan Jesus keeps himself

humble and away from the pride of life.

It is the will of God and the Holy Words of God that Jesus obeyed and concerned with rather than his own

personal comforts and needs as so should we be as well. You will \notice that the other 2 temptations that

satan has tempted Jesus with is similar in trying to get Jesus to give into the pride of Life and against the Holy

Words of God and Gods Holy Will.

Friend, we are called to be Christ Like, so since Christ obeyed the Holy Words and Holy Will of

God, shouldn't we as well? So Beware of anything that works against the will of God, the things of

God and the ways of God! Beware of worldly and carnal things, as it is written; Jesus said we must

worship God in Truth and in Spirit! We must have in mind the things of God and not the things of

men as Jesus said to Peter, Matthew 16:23 "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you

are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."

7) Listen to Jesus Christ (MT 17:5) - In Matthew 17:5 did God tell the 3 disciples to listen to their selves,

their creative imaginations or to other people?  NO! He did not! God told them to listen to his Son Jesus

Christ! Notice that the disciples instead of listening to Christ they were listening to them selves and coming

up with ideas such as building shelters for Jesus, Moses and Elijah. You see how listening to our selves, and

our own imaginations we overlook the teachings of Jesus Christ, his reasons, purposes and messages?

And so many preachers/Christians and churches of today come up with their own inventions (modern

evangelism) instead of going strictly by scriptures and their meanings!  So my friends BEWARE of man

made invented and creative ideas that is not inline with the Teachings of Jesus Christ. And do not forget that

Jesus Christ preached AGAINST manmade teachings (commandments) and traditions and manmade

inventive ideas! 

BUT REMEMBER THAT JUST CHRIST DID NOT PREACH AGAINST GODS

COMMANDMENTS AT ANY TIME!!!!!!!

8) Do not Lean on Your Understanding (Pr 3:5) - This is where our opinion again will be dangerous for us to

have, if they do not line up with Gods Holy Words and His Holy Ways!  Our Hearts and thinking can lead us

to hell rather than heaven!  We can not trust our own hearts nor our own thinking. Many times they have

deceived us and just because we are saved, that don't mean that our thinking and hearts can't deceive us

again. 

We must not listen to our selves, our ways but instead listen to the Lords ways and try to understand our

Lord God more than ever. If we listen to our selves and think we are wise, then we become fools and we

will not be doing the ways of our Lord God, but instead we will be rebellious, making our selves out to be

our own gods, and seek our own ways instead and in that we will be deceived and fall into the same evil

traps as the devil and end up going to the lake of fire as the devil will.

Again do you see of how dangerous our own opinions and understanding can be not only to our

current life but to our eternal life as well?

9) The heart is deceitful (Jer 17:9) - Even our Lord says Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things,

and desperately sick; who can understand it? .... So can you trust your own heart, or even your own mind?

No you can not and neither can I trust mine either. So then what do we do know and what can we say? 

Especially since our Lord also says Jeremiah 17:5 Thus says the Lord: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man

and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.

So since we can not trust our selves nor can we trust mankind then who can we trust and rely on?  It is only

our Lord and his Holy Words (The Bible) that we can always trust on!  As our Lord says Jeremiah 39:18 

For I will surely save you, and you shall not fall by the sword, but you shall have your life as a prize of war,

because you have put your trust in me, declares the Lord.'"

So then let us first search and study the scriptures before we develop any beliefs or ideas about anyone or

anything. And if we do that we will NEVER BE WRONG!  But if we rely on our selves or others, we will

always be wrong and be against our Lord rather than for our Lord with our own opinions, beliefs, that is

ideas and such!  As Jesus said MT 12:30 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not

gather with me scatters.

So then when a thought comes to your mind or when we get certain feelings can we trust them?  Of course

we can not, especially if our thoughts and feelings are not in line with scriptures.  Some will say the Holy

Spirit says to me for example, (without the scripture backing it up) this or that (roughly speaking).  For one

the Holy Spirit WILL NEVER go against Gods Holy Words, nor will the Holy Spirit ever encourage is not

to read and study Gods Holy Words (the Bible), or go against, Gods Will, or purpose or pleasure ever!  So

if our thoughts and feelings are against what the Bible says and means then it is not the Holy Spirit that is

guiding us, it is most likely either a demonic spirit or our own wicked selfish desires.

So Friend do you see once against of how dangerous our own opinions can be? That is our own hearts and

minds? WE CAN NOT TRUST OUR HEARTS NOR OUR MINDS NOW CAN WE???!!!!  Our own

opinions can and for many does lead them to Hell Rather than to Heaven!

10) Carnal Mind is Enmity towards God (Rm 8:6-9) - Not Everyone Who Says to me Lord Lord,

MT 7:21-23) - If we then embrace our own opinions that is contrary to Gods Holy Words then we are

being carnal minded (i.e. worldly) rather than spiritual minded and it is the carnal mind, that keeps sin

working in the flesh rather than the spirit of God. Such a person does not have the spirit of Christ living in

them if they would rather sin and be worldly rather than spirit.

And that person is actually an enemy of God rather than a servant or a child of God. The "their Opinions"

does not lead them to God but rather far away from God regardless of how much they say they believe in

Jesus Christ.  Even the demons believe that Jesus Christ is the "Son of God" and yet the demons will never

see heaven in this lifetime nor the next.

It is the persons opinions, ideas etc that will determine of the person will embrace the things of God or

embrace the things of this world, and so if they embrace the things of this world then they have carnal minds

and are enemies of God without any doubt or reservations on the matter. And yet many who say they

believe in Christ are no better than many of the Pharisees who say they believe in God and yet many of them

will never see Heaven either because of their love of the world, their pride and self seeking sinful ways rather

than embrace the ways of God that is contrary to this world and its thinking, its ways! 

So then how can we even think that we are of God if our minds are set on the things of this world, its evils

and wicked ways?  We can not be of God unless we have in mind the things of God!  We can not and

should never incorporate the things of this wicked world into the things of God, if we do then we are being

worldly and carnal minded rather than spiritual minded, rather than the things of God in our minds and our

hearts!

11) True Worshippers, John 4:23-24 - My friend as Jesus Christ our Lord tells us that the kind of worshippers

seeks are those who worship him in truth and in spirit and yet when one of Gods servants brings the people

his message of truth then why do they fight against it?  I am referring to those that says Jesus is their Lord my

friend.  And some of them say they are led by the Holy Spirit and yet what they say does not line up with

scriptures and Gods ways. 

These that hate the truth when one of Gods servants brings it to them are the tares, the weeds that Jesus

Christ speaks of. And those that say they are led by Gods Spirit, and yet what they say is against Gods

words and ways, those are led by a completely different spirit, NOT the spirit of God by any means!  Those

people with their own personal OPINIONS has greatly deceived them selves thinking they are of Christ and

yet they are not.  They know not the scriptures of God and especially they know not the teachings of our

Lord Jesus Christ nor does Jesus Christ know them!

12) Jews Didn't Listen to God or Christ, Various Scriptures of OT & NT - During Jesus Christ times, during

his 3 1/2 years of ministry many of Jews thought them selves to be close to God, and pleasing to him, even

the church leaders, Pharisees and Sadducees.  Many times the Jews valued their own OPINIONS more

than Gods words because they kept sinning and intentionally disobeying God over and over to the point that

Jesus Christ sent Paul to the Gentiles to make the Jews jealous.  Time and time again the Jews rejected God,

they even killed Gods Prophets as well.  And then they killed our Lord Jesus Christ through the Roman

power, and then they killed many of Christians and some disciples to top that off. 

As God has said they are a stiff necked people.  In today's times the New Testament church is no different

that the Old testament Church.  The churches of today with their new found movements, their new creative

ideas of so-called evangelizing has also rejected Gods Holy Ways the Biblical ways of bringing the Lost to

Christ.  There are so between differences of opinions on scriptures with the denominational and independent

churches it just blows my mind.  And that my friend not only creates strife and division in the body of Christ, 

that God hates those that create strife among the brothers and sisters. 

In today's times so many of church leaders, elders and Christians are very Biblically stupid.  That's right

STUPID!  They know not Gods words nor do they understand them because satan has sent many of weeds

into bible colleges as teachers, deans and such.  And through that many of wolves have gone out into the

Christian Church, Organizations and communities to deceive the people and draw people away from the true

teachings of Christ. 

And so since many of congregations only want their ears tickled and believe in a different Jesus, a different

Gospel and a different spirit many are ripe for being brain washed with tons of lies regarding Jesus Christ him

self of who Christ really is. 

AGAIN YOU SEE HOW DANGEROUS IT IS TO HAVE PERSONAL OPINIONS OUT SIDE OF

GODS HOLY WORDS!

God has sent them a strong delusion as it written; 2 Thessalonians 2:11 Therefore God sends them a strong

delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe

the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

God Sent them a Strong Delusion; What Does Delusion Mean? -

FROM MSN WORKS DICTIONARY 9 -

de·lu·sion de·lu·sion [di l'n] (plural de·lu·sions) n 
1. false belief: a persistent false belief held in the face of strong contradictory evidence, especially as a

symptom of a psychiatric condition 
2. mistaken notion: a false or mistaken belief or idea about something 

[15th century. < Latin delusion- < past participle of deludere (see delude)]

-de·lu·sion·al, , adj 

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