Questions people often ask?

What many people want to know is,

What does God want of me?

What do I need to do to worship him properly?

If I do these things to the best of my ability will I be blessed by him and inherit the kingdom?

So below are the requirements from God’s word.

1. Acknowledge Jehovah God as Sovereign in you life

Isaiah 43:10American Standard Version (ASV)
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith Jehovah, and my servant whom I have chosen, that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he, before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

2. Practice the two Greatest Commands Mark 12:28 (ie)
(Love God with your whole life. Love your neighbor as yourself.)

3. Acknowledge Jesus as your mediator and Savior and King of God’s Kingdom.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, a man Christ Jesus.

4. Pray without ceasing 1 Thessalonian 5:17

5. Follow Bible Moral directives Gal 5:19, Ephesians 5:3, 1Cor 6:9-1

6. Avoid pagan rooted practices… Zephaniah 1:8
8” On that day of judgment,”says the LORD,“I will punish the leaders and princes of Judah and all those following pagan customs.

7. Repent, Convert, Dedication to God, and be Baptized.
Acts 2:38 Niv: Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

8. Minister to others, spread the good news of Gods kingdom.
Matthew 24:14New King James Version (NKJV)

14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

9. Associate with fellow Christians.
Hebrews 10:25New King James Version (NKJV)25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the day approaching.

1.The Bible

We believe the bible as the true literal word of God.

However some passages are written in the figurative and symbolic language, let the reader use discernment.

2 Timothy 3:

16 Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in righteousness.17 That the man of God may be complete, furnished completely unto every good work.

2. God

Almighty
GodStrongs
Concordance

pantokratór: almighty

Original Word: παντοκράτωρ, ορος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: pantokratór
Phonetic Spelling: (pan-tok-rat’-ore)
Short Definition: ruler of the universe
Definition: ruler of all, ruler of the universe, the almighty

What is God’s Name?

King James Bible
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name, JEHOVAH was I not known to them.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but I did not reveal My name Yahweh to them.
Jubilee Bible 2000
and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD (YHWH) I was not known to them. (Hebrew tetra grama ton)
Pulpit Commentary
Verse 3. I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty. See Genesis 17:1 for the revelation of this name to Abraham, and Genesis 35:11 for its repetition to Jacob. We do not find the full name used by God in any appearance to Isaac; but Isaac himself uses it in Genesis 28:3. By my name, Jehovah was I not known unto them. The explanation of this passage is by no means easy. God himself, according to Genesis 15:7, revealed himself to Abraham as Jehovah before declaring his name to be El-Shaddai (God Almighty); and again revealed himself to Jacob as Jehovah-Elohim (Genesis 28:13). Abraham named the place where he had been about to sacrifice Isaac, “Jehovah-jireh” (Genesis 22:14). That Moses regarded the name as known even earlier, appears from Genesis 4:1. It was probably as old as language. The apparent meaning of the present passage cannot, therefore, be its true meaning.

No writer would so contradict himself. Perhaps the true sense is, “I was known to them as a Being of might and power, not as mere absolute (and so eternal and immutable) existence.” This meaning of the word, though its etymological and original meaning, may have been unknown to the patriarchs, who were not etymologists. It was first distinctly declared to Moses at Sinai (Exodus 3:14, 15)

Editor’s Note: The Hebrew letters YHWH, no vowels added until around the 13th century by a Monk, thus the sounded word is Yahweh or it English equivalent Jehovah.

3. Jesus and the Word

John 1:1 and 14
theos: God, a god
Original Word: θεός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine; Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: theos
Phonetic Spelling: (theh’-os)
Short Definition: God, a god
Definition: (a) God, (b) a god, generally.

John 1:14 American Standard Version
The Word Made His Dwelling among Us

14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth. 15 John beareth witness of him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is become before me: for he was before me.16 For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
http://biblehub.com/interlinear/john/1-14.htm Greek translation showing the distinction between the word, a God and Jesus the Son of God
The Word is the first of creation, in whom all things were created, by and for him, to the glory of the Almighty. Jesus was born of an Earthly woman Mary, she was miraculously inseminated by the Almighty, Jesus grew in the womb to be delivered as a human child, to offset Adamic sin, when the time appointed by scripture came to a full. He became the mediator between man and The Almighty, by redeeming (also See Ransom) all mankind back to the Almighty, through his shed blood. this mediation was first to the spiritual Israel and then the rest of mankind who will benefit from this mediation, otherwise the scripture would not have stated at 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one Mediator between God and Men a Man Jesus Christ.

Also, see Truth in Translation:  Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament. Regarding John 1:1
Author: Jason David BeDuhn

Editors Note: God’s son could have been just thought into existence. We as humans are constrained by our limited understanding. Regardless the only begotten came into existence, he did not always exist as did his Father.

International Standard Version
There is one God. There is also one mediator between God and human beings a human, the Messiah Jesus
1 Timothy 2:5 English Standard Version
. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

Editors Note:
Some people get offended at the addition of (a god) saying it defines, Jesus role as less than God. This is a theological point you can argue to infinitude. Jesus as the word was, in essence, the same in nature and absolute mirror of his Heavenly Father. When he said if you have seen me you have seen the Father.
When Jesus asked Peter who he was, Peter responded,(Matthew 16:13-20 and Mark 8:29)You are gods son, did Jesus correct Peter, saying, I am God, your God, the Father of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob? No, Jesus agreed with Peter, saying, the Father has revealed this identity to Peter. Jesus was a man on earth, a perfect man with blood flowing through his veins, not a God-man as some believe.

4. Holy Spirit: God’s Active Force

God’s active force! Where ever he sends it, it make all things complete by the will of the Almighty

Acts 19:1 And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. 2 And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John’s baptism.” 4 And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” 5 On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking in tongues and prophesying. 7 There were about twelve men in all.. (Italics added)

The

Notice, Paul was personally chosen by Jesus, thus was given authority to use the Holy Spirit to give gifts to the others.  The Conclusion must be it is an active force, that can bind things on the earth to the things in heaven, not an individual God it is the Almighty’s active force. In this instance, Jesus words apply.  Matthew 16:19  I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven.”

5. Jehovah, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

One in Purpose: So close in divine character that Jesus said, if you have seen me, you have seen the Father. The doctrine of the Trinity dishonors The Almighty and takes away his Father-ship to have a firstborn son. Imagine the God of all things to live his whole existence without the closeness that his earthly creation enjoys even in an imperfect state. He stated in Genesis, Let us make man in our image! We experience the love of a Father or a Mother has for their only begotten child, Cannot God do the same?  The bible clearly states this relationship, however, man who elevates himself above gods word, and thus declares that the Almighty cannot and never has had such a relationship of that nature.

Men who would rather make The Almighty into someone who is unapproachable and take an ancient pagan belief from Egypt and make it divine doctrine around 320 AD, and kill you if you did not bend to their belief system. ( See Crusades starting the 11th century) These are the ones who deny Gods true nature.

The house of Israel knew that they worshiped one god only. The Almighty Jehovah. Not a trinity of Gods.

A Must read: http://www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/trinity.html

6. Hell, Is it a biblical place of torment

Hebrew word is: Sheol, Should be translated, Grave, or Pit
Greek words used: Hades, Gehenna, Tartaroo

The root of the mistranslation.
Hel: Norse Goddess of the Underworld. Wassail! Hel is the Norse Goddess of the Underworld. She is the daughter of Loki and presides over Helheim, the realm of the dead.
See, www.mercifultruth.com
Hel in the 1611 King James Bible

Why was Hell spelled Hel in parts of the 1611 Bible?

Did you know that the secular meaning there the word ‘hell,’ just as the original meaning of ‘hades’ simply meant “hidden, out of sight?” Yep, in the ancient German, when two young folks went to a dark place to hide for some necking, they “went to hel,” they hid somewhere. Our English words helmut, hall, hole, and heel, all stem from the German word hele. The religious meaning of the word Hell came from Germany too — actually, it came from Teutonic mythology.
Hele was a goddess of the underworld in ancient folklore.

Hel is the name of the Norse underworld and its ruler. Hel/Hela, in Norse mythology, was the hideous daughter of the Giant Loki, banished to the netherworld, Helheim (literally, ‘house of Hel’), world of the dead, by the Chief God, Odin. The distinctive looking Goddess, whose skin is black on one side, rules over the dead until Ragnarok and the coming birth of the new world.
Hel is sister of Fenris, the wolf, and Jormungand, the world-serpent.

The name for the Christian world of torment “Hell” is derived from Hela’s abode. Unlike the Christian version, however, Hel’s realm was home to all who did not die in battle – miserable as it was, good behavior wasn’t any more likely to get one a reprieve. Helheim’s entrance works only in one direction- once one has entered, even a God, one cannot leave – like the Greek Hades, Helheim is guarded by a monstrous hound and encircled by an impassable river. According to legend, the dead will remain in Hel’s kingdom until the last days of Ragnarok.

6.b Rich man and Lazarus, Full explanation of this illustration of Jesus, explains it’s figurative place in scripture.
http://www.mercifultruth.com/lazarus.html

7. Satan the Devil

Once a divine angel who became jealous of the worship Adam and Eve gave Jehovah, he selfishly sought that worship for himself, and told the first lie in the universe ever utter, so convincing was that lie that Eve and then Adam willfully disobeyed The Almighty’s explicit request for obedience.  Thus

that Angel became the first resistor of the universal sovereign he became a Devil in opposition to Gods will.

Satan Bound the Thousand Years
Rev 20:
1Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

8. The Fall Adam and Eve Genesis 3:

1Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made.
The serpent did not talk literally to Eve, Satan made it seem as if it was wise and knew something that her and Adam did not know. Instead of being obedient, both Adam and Eve chose to go against God’s clear instructions.

(Satan) He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3+but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.

9. Michael the archangel, Is he Jesus?

Yes,

Let’s do a short investigation. How many times is Michael mentioned in the bible?
Five times, however, he has many references in Daniel.

Let’s look, Daniel 10:13, (ESV) The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia
12:1 “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

Jude 9. But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”  ( the Lord here is Jehovah God See Zec 3:2) Divine Name King James bible.

10. The 144000 ,See Revelation 7:4 also 14:1,3&4

This number whether literal or figurative has importance in one area only. That Jesus did choose a remnant to rule with him in his heavenly kingdom. It is illogical to assume anything else. If everyone goes to heaven then who will they rule as kings and priest over? There is no other designation in Scripture of humans to be raised to heaven, only the chosen shall be honored to be raised to heaven. All of God’s creation have responsibilities, therefore since Jesus clearly stated a remnant would rule with him, not all of Christian believers to time indefinite will go to heaven. Are you with me? If that was the case then there is no reason for the great multitude in Revelation, that stands before the throne of The Almighty with palm branches in their hands. This representation is an earthly event, similar to the events on the earth when Jesus the soon to be heavenly King rode in on an asses colt to the procession of people desiring him to be an earthly King.

Hence the number is a metaphor for the complete house of Israel, and there is no timetable for its complete number to be filled except in Revelation where they, the remnant are in the heavens with Jesus leading the charge on a white horse, and his chosen (or remnant) are with him, when he comes to destroy those who oppose Jesus’ authority as King. He must in that time frame separate the sheep from the goats, or the righteous from the unrighteous.
(More clarification to come)

11. The Great Multitude

Ha’gee’oss, means holy or set apart

As outlined in Revelation these are the ones who come out of the tribulation, to inherit the benefits of he new heavens and new earth as outlined in Revelation 21.

These are ones who demonstrate sheep like
qualities. They follow closely in Jesus footsteps and obey his words and the words of his apostles as outlined in scripture. These are moral people who are imperfect in the flesh who strive to grow closer and closer to their heavenly father by the literal application of scripture values.

12. The Great Crowd of Other Sheep

Jesus stated that he had other sheep he must bring. Jesus primarily mission was to gather the lost house of Israel. Of course by the time Jesus took his role as Messiah. The house of Israel by this time had spread all through out the world at that time. Hence Jesus in his short ministry of approximately three and a half years could not hope to reach all these.

Enter Peter and especially the apostle Paul. Paul before his death stated that the good news about the Christ had been declared throughout the entire earth at that time. Thus fulfilling Jesus words. Peter opened the door to the Gentiles by the conversion of Cornelius. The composite group of other sheep then was gathered in essence by the time of the death of the apostle John, but not in finality until the second coming of Christ

13. The earth to be restored to a Paradise.

The original purpose of the earth was to be a Paradise. Adam and Eve were given the commission to fill the earth with perfect children and expand the Paradisaical conditions all over the earth. However, enter Satan, and then Gods plan for mankind and the earth were temporarily put on hold. But not for long, Gods first prophecy in the Genesis account about Satan’s seed and God’s seed (Genesis 3:15) will be accomplished through his firstborn son the word or Jesus Christ.

The earth is totally resilient if man leaves it alone and not effect its natural healing process, it becomes lush in vegetation. God’s word states there will be a new heaven ( which in the bible most times means a new governmental arrangement) and a new earth. A new world of humans that have repented of their former life, and have become footstep follows of Jesus.

14. Resurrection John 5:25-29

All through the bible, Hebrew, and Greek scriptures, there are real accounts of people being resurrected to the earth. The is no record of a Resurrection to Heaven except Jesus Christ.

John 3:12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one   has ascended into   heaven   except   the One who   descended   from heaven ―   the   Son   of Man.   14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,…

Moses and Elijah contrary to many, were not raised to life in heaven.
Hence the Resurrection of bible prophecy is one of people being brought back to life on earth.

15. Brother Sins against a brother in the congregation, Matthew 18:15-17

Considering Jesus word’s at Matthew it would be very rare, if not unheard of to disfellowship a brother based on Jesus outline at Matthew. This is more of outline for non-gross sins.

.The one, two, three steps that were to be taken so as to win over a brother in love. However if the person would not listen to the brother nor the congregation there were to be consequences   Jesus, in  Matthew 18. Starting in verse 15, we read:

“Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against you …” (a one to one, member to member, or minister to minister, or minister to member, or member to minister), continuing, “go and tell him his fault between YOU and HIM alone: IF he shall hear you, you have gained your brother.”

When a serious matter, let me emphasize the word serious (Jesus is not talking about getting upset with your brother because they do not open the car door for you when you have your arms full of parcels) when a serious matter arises between brothers in Christ. It should be first of all to be a one to one meeting to discuss the problem. As God is love (John 4:8) and brothers in Christ are to love each other (John 4:7), this meeting should be carried out in prayer and deep Godly love, with humility thus remembering the words of Paul, “… lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway”  ( or disapproved, disqualified )(1 Cor.9:27).

It must first be One to One. Any other way is not scriptural and is not following the way Christ gave us. It is therefore contrary to the way of the Lord.( Stating rumors of the person about his actions, talking to others first who have nothing to do with the matter is not the way, it can and most likely will exacerbate the problem. Especially if he hears this stuff before you approach him. How sad that would be.)

In most cases, the problem will be solved this way. If it is not, Christ went on to instruct us: “But if he will NOT hear you, Then take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established” (verse 16).

If the person in the wrong, AFTER OBEYING THE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS, still will not listen, Jesus said: “tell it unto the congregation” ie ( the ones appointed as Shepherds. Christ said, “… But if he neglects to hear the congregation let him be unto you as a heathen man and a publican” (verses 15-17).

If he does not listen and continues through arrogance of pride to be a resister to counsel he is to be marked as one who resists the decision of the congregation.

Did Jesus mean that the person is to be cast aside as if maybe his years of service to the Lord are erased

and he is turned over to Satan? If we check the context, right after that passage Peter asked Jesus

how many times should he forgive his brother that sins against him, Jesus response should lead us to our answer?
However, in a case where a brother would not listen and change his course, there would be consequence to is actions, by the whole body of the congregation. (See: Marking A Brother)
Individually each Christian would mark him as a person who does not deserve the same loving kindness
of all the other faithful ones in the congregation. This action hopefully softens his stubborn position and
he will long to has the love and closeness of the congregation again.

After he shows a little change in attitude and makes things right with the offended one he is no longer to be marked.  (Eph 5:11) Englishman’s Concordance συνκοινωνετε (synkoinōneite) ― 1 Occurrence

Ephesians 5:11     V-PMA-2P
GRK:     καὶ μὴ     συνκοινωνεῖτε     τοῖς ἔργοις
NAS:     Do not participate     in the unfruitful
KJV:     no     fellowship     with the unfruitful
INT:     and not     have fellowship with     the works

16. Marking a Brother

Marking for identification

Rather than with reference to place, the instruction to withdraw as a body is reasonable with reference to state.  This is consistent with the instruction to mark or make note of those who are disorderly (Rom 16:17; 2 Thess 3:14).  Two different original words are used for “note” in these verses.  One word is SKOPEO {skop-eh’-o}, which J. H. Thayer (JHT) defines as, “1) to look at, observe, contemplate 2) to mark 3) to fix one’s eyes upon, direct one’s attention to, any one 4) to look to, take heed to thyself.”  This translates to the English vernacular “watch out for” or “look out for,” as Luke 11:35 would read.  This word is also used with reference to taking note of the faithful: Phil 3:17  Brethren, join in following my example and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.  (2)The other word is SEMEIOO {say-mi-o’-o}: “1) to mark, to note, distinguish by marking 2) to mark or note for one’s self” (JHT).  Thus, those who have become disorderly are publicly identified as such and are indicated as no longer belonging to that local body.  A distinction is made regarding who, by reason of faithfulness, belongs in their number and who does not.  For example, the Jerusalem church did not at first recognize Saul as a faithful Christian, so he was not permitted to join their number until evidence of his faith was known among them (Acts 9:26, 27).  (2) So it is in 1 Corinthians 5 that Paul essentially orders the church to identify this one from whom they are to withdraw and declare him unbefitting to be part of their group but a part of Satan’s domain instead.

Thus the first definition would be for those who are members of the body of Christ but have by their conduct or action have caused an offense between brothers, and are not readily repentant but are not to be put outside.

The second definition would be for those who have rejected the body of Christ, ie, (the congregation), disfellowship those unrepentantly continues to practice their sin, regardless of their being counseled by the appointed body.

Disfellowshipped and Restoration

Who would make up a committee to investigate whether or not to disfellowship a member of the congregation?
This is my direction:

Step 1:
3 Elders would meet with the individual to get the facts. If the person is repentant,

 give him private counseling and once a week one of the elders would encourage him to not give up or give in. If the offender responds then there is no further action required by the congregation. ( In any case, our duty is to save a brother, elders are to exhaust every avenue to save him from Satan’s world.

Step 2:
In the case where the offender is not repentant and does not see a need to change

, the three original Elders, then 2 older men with many years of experience will be selected,
and one older sister with many years experience will meet with the offender, and after

much counseling and prayer, they will dismiss the offender and then make a final decision weather to disfellowship or not.

The decision may be to mark the individual first. This is highly favored instead of handing him over to Satan.

This outline is not laid out in Scripture as far as a judicial committee.
There is no precise scriptural direction on who will form this committee.
I am confident that this structure will allow for an unbiased and fair committee.
This will curb nepotism in a congregation that has large families associated with its congregation, and stop rumors that elders are gangsters picking on ones that don’t tow the line to their authoritarian rule. If ever such existed.

In the case of Paul’s admonition at 1 Corinthians 5:1

This was a gross sinner practicing incest regularly, within the knowledge of the congregation. This was not even practiced in the society around the area of the congregation and had become known to the community as a whole, bringing reproach on the local Christian congregation

Christ did not leave His appointed men and the congregation, in general, any doubt about how to disfellowship someone if it was necessary. Anything Paul wrote on this matter would not have contradicted the outline given by Jesus in Matthew 18.

We are fully imperfect humans trying to be imitators of Christ. Some of us do that with great resolve and are resolute in our determination to do so. Many, however, have been crushed by Satan’s system.

Many reduce its effects enough through bible study, prayer, and association with fellow Christians. This helps them to remain faithful. Sometimes no matter our best intentions we make a miss-step. That’s why the apostle Paul states that the congregation should help to bring this Christian back from the brink while keeping an eye on themselves. Basically warning the stronger Christian not to think that they would never get themselves in such a situation, and ( under there breath condemning such a brother) So before dismissing a Christian, the congregation will exhaust all avenues before disfellowshipping, Advising some that further therapeutic help beyond the congregation may be advised.

If after everything has been exhausted and a Brother continues flagrantly his wicked course, with no remorse, he must be removed to protect the congregation’s reputation.

http://biblehub.com/commentaries/barnes/1_corinthians/5.htm

Read Paul’s  admonition with someone who was unrepentant, and disfellowship incest and adultery in the congregation. there is no doubt of Paul”s meaning. This type of person must be put out of the congregation as a protection, they can still come to meetings, however, no spiritual contact should be made with them.

If you have business dealings with this person, it should be limited and never at the congregation.

The elders can still admonish this man to change his ways and repent and come back to the congregation.

However, this does not mean, nor is it scriptural for this individual to be cut off from his own household.

The act of disfellowshipping is to remind a person of what he is losing by his conduct.

The elders or appointed ones can resume limited spiritual contact when the disfellowshipped person approaches and ask for help to come back into the congregation.

If the disfellowshipped person comes to meetings of Christians he should sit with his family. The congregation elders on occasion seeing a little progress may have a private meeting with him to see, if his heart attitude has changed. If so they can provide spiritual comfort from the scriptures, in private or at his home, upon request.

The elders then would assign a mature brother, to sit with him once every two weeks, studying scripture and determining if he needs help beyond what elders can deal with.

He must seek the help and work hard on coming back. Prayer and mediation, and cutting off all bad association are critical to his recovery.

Note: a disfellowshipped person should not feel he has no path back to the congregation.

His immediate family will want to be an encouragement to his recovery, showing that

he his loved and he is not lost in gods sight.

This is based on that he scriptural provides for his family,

and has asked for forgiveness from his immediate family and working hard to make amends for his conduct.

If in turn, he rejects his family and their spirituality, they are no longer under his spiritual

authority, However, the family is still under biblical headship, except in the case of willful neglect,mental, physical and emotional abuse, such brothers or sisters who want to remove themselves from this situation would want to consider counseling and talk to mature( those with many years of experience} elders in the congregation.

Being put outside. 1 Corinthians 5:

Note: The above discussed disfellowshipped individual,(point 14) is one who wants to gain

fellowship again by showing interest in being restored at some point, this may take some time depending on how strong a hold his weakness has on him.

The individual discussed here may want nothing to do with the way of life of a Christian any longer, thus he has already separated himself mentally from the Christian way and giving himself over to Satan world. Weeks or months before the act of his being disfellowshipped.

The apostle Paul’s sets the standard for this action. As a last resort, a gross practitioner of sin will no longer be an active member of the congregation.

No communication should be afforded this individual on a spiritual basis, and very limited business contact should be afforded.

After 7 years, if the individual never comes back to the congregation he is to be treated as a man of the nations, very limited contact would be offered to this person,

If he cleans up his life and turns around then an elder will be assigned to study the Bible with him then he can seek reinstatement and Re-baptism.

17. Pedophiles

The most egregious of sins. To prey upon children is no less than evil. Any Christian who is found to be a pedophile is to be turned over to the proper authorities. The parents are to be involved in every step in this process. This person will be put outside the Christian congregation. calendar congregation should do a pedophile search on any single men and single women who want to be baptized and make sure they are not registered, offenders.

If they are reformed offenders then they can be baptized, however, the congregation will want to keep there guard up. They should never hold a leadership roll in the congregation, nor be invited to gatherings unsupervised.

18. Ministry

The greatest joy and honor a Christian can have is spreading the word of the coming kingdom of God. Whether talking with a neighbor in person, or unseeing social media, we want to take all opportunities to spread his gospel. Using all means to advance the kingdom. Matthew 24:14

19. Prophecy

2 Peter 1:20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s timetable interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation

Romans 12:
4 For just as we have in one body many members, but the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, although many, are one body in union with Christ, but individually we are members belonging to one another. 6 Since, then, we have gifts that differ according to the undeserved kindness given to us, if it is of prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or if it is a ministry, let us be at this ministry; or the one who teaches, let him be at his teaching; 8 or the one who encourages, let him give encouragement;the one who distributes, let him do it liberally; the one who presides, let him do it diligently;

20. Gifts of Speaking in different languages, Ressurection’s, Healing, etc were for a limited time!

The newly formed church of Christian had to separate itself from every know religion of its time. Jesus knew this, that in order to spread the Gospel of the kingdom of God in a relatively short time, they would need to stand out.

Enter the Holy Spirit. Soon after the death and resurrection of the Messiah Jesus Christ, he delivered on his promise and Jehovah sent the Holy Spirit. In

Acts it states the holy spirit became as fire above their heads. A manifestation that
change was happening, (ie) similar to the burning bush in Moses day, that event marked a change for the Israelite.

The Christians now were equipped with abilities or gifts that no magician of the day could duplicate, no follower of Satan system could imitate. Truly unique in the world. With these gifts, they could go forth and spread the Gospel and command the attention of the world. In fact the apostle Paul stated the good news about gods kingdom had been preached in all the world at that time.

These gifts ceased after the death of the last Apostle John.

The church was fully established in the world, and survives until today, despite horrible persecutions and apostasy. The creation of a satanic duplicate Christianity at the Nisan 323-325 convention where the doctrine of Trinity was developed for christian use, it has been a pagan belief for centuries in other countries, and many other anti-Christian customs began to set root.

Thus fulfilling Jesus prophecy of the wheat and the weed growing up together, only when they are fully mature will you be able to tell the difference between the two.

GOD’S WORD Translation
Love never comes to an end. There is the gift of speaking what God has revealed, but it will no longer be used. There is the gift of speaking in other languages, but it will stop by itself. There is the gift of knowledge, but it will no longer be used.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
8. never faileth―never is to be out of use; it always holds its place.
shall fail … vanish away―The same Greek verb is used for both; and that different from the Greek verb for “faileth.” Translate, “Shall be done away with,” that is, shall be dispensed with at the Lord’s coming, being superseded by their more perfect heavenly analogues; for instance, knowledge by intuition. Of “tongues,” which are still more temporary, the verb is “shall cease.” A primary fulfillment of Paul’s statement took place when the Church attained its maturity; then “tongues” entirely “ceased,” and “prophesying” and “knowledge,” so far as they were supernatural gifts of the Spirit, were superseded as no longer required when the ordinary preaching of the word, and the Scriptures of the New Testament collected together, had become established institutions

 Editor’s Note
Hence religions that claim they have modern day prophets cannot have the truth, according to the commentary and according to the bible record as stated above.
The only acceptable Prophet is the warning about repentance and the coming of the Kingdom, this is the reiteration of God’s word not a new Prophetic pronouncement. Thus there would be a prophet class during the last days.

21. Memorial of Jesus Christ death.

One of the most important events in a Christians life is to observance the death of Jesus life. Thus following the procedure during that night when he instituted a New Covenant with his disciples and by extension all those that will come under the benefits of the New Jerusalem’ Kingdom rule by Jesus Christ,( Rev;21:1-9)

1Corintians 11:
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, his cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink(it,)in remembrance of Me.26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup: (New American Standard Bible )

Following the tradition of his people, Jesus knew the Passover was obsessed once a year On Nisan 14 on the Jewish calendar, hence he did not think it needs further explanation. However some Gentiles were getting into doing it at all times thus making the full meaning of this occasion common place, thus diminishing it’s full force and importance. The actual date of Jesus Christ death was Nisan 14. Keep in mind that it was late in the evening on Nisan 14, and after the New Covenant meal, Jesus left with his disciples to the Mount of Olives. Then some time later, the soldiers, with Judas leading them, betrayed Jesus. So by 3:00 pm on Nisan 14 Jesus expired. Sunset to Sunset, Hence sabbath day was only 3 hours away that’s why He needed to be put in a memorial tomb as fast as possible. The sacrificial lambs were traditionally slaughtered between 3-6 pm on passover day.

Note: Some break bread and drink wine weekly, this is not to be condemned, it is an interpretation of Jesus word’s :as often as you do this….., the tradition of a Israelite family was breaking bread daily over a meal,,Christian of the First century did it weekly on Sunday the first day of the week, and then annually. Today the traditions are continued, all are acceptable to Christ, none are recommended over another, and none should be a point of argument among Christians.

Detail:
An Early Passover Meal. A plausible resolution of the discrepancy is to assume that the Last Supper was a special paschal meal eaten the evening before the official Passover meal. The anticipation of the paschal meal could have been motivated by the fact that Jesus knew He would suffer death at Passover in fulfillment of the type provided by the slaying of the paschal lamb on Nisan 14. He knew He could not possibly eat the paschal lamb at the usual time and Himself be sacrificed as the true Paschal Lamb when the lambs were slain.

It was more important that Christ’s death should synchronize with the death of the Passover lambs than that His eating of the Passover meal synchronizes with the official time of the Passover meal. throughout this legitimate concern, Jesus anticipated His eating of the Passover with His disciples to the evening before the official Passover so that the types of the slaying of the lamb and the offering of the first fruits would be fulfilled “not only as to the event but as to the time.”3

Support for this assumption can be found in the time references to Passover in Matthew 26:2, 18 and John 13:1. In Matthew 26:2, Jesus says to the disciples: “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of man will be delivered up to yourself.” Clearly, this indicates that Christ knew that His death would occur at Passover which was two days away. Christ’s awareness that His death would occur on Passover day could have caused Him to anticipate His last paschal meal with His disciples a day earlier.

Christ could not have instructed His disciples to prepare the Passover at the official time (Nisan 14) when He had just informed them that He would be crucified at that time. This explains the sense of urgency in the instructions Jesus gave to His disciples: “Go into the city to a certain one, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at your house with my disciples’” (Matt 26:18).4 The phrase “My time is at hand” presumably refers to the short time left to Passover when the “Son of man will be delivered up to be crucified.” Because of such shortness of time, hasty arrangements had to be made for a special Passover meal.

A similar conclusion can be drawn from John 13:1, which functions as a prolog or title to the story of the Last Supper in the Upper Room. As translated by the RSV, it reads: “Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.” Norval Geldenhuys argues that this translation, followed largely by the A. V. and N. I. V. among others, is misleading because it completely detaches the Last Supper from Passover. He suggests that the expression “before the feast” should be connected with the verb “knowing” (eidos). Thus the translation would read: “Knowing (already) before Passover that His hour had come to depart out of this world unto his Father, Jesus, he who loved his own in this world, loved them unto the end (or ‘to the uttermost’).”5

According to this translation (which is followed by Weymouth, Knox, Moffatt, and others), John does not wish to detach the events of the Last Supper from the Passover. Rather he gives a reason for their occurrence, namely, Jesus knew in advance of His impending death at Passover and, consequently, He showed His love toward His disciples by arranging for an early paschal supper, at which, among other things, He washed His disciples’ feet.

John often attributes to Christ’s foreknowledge the reason for His actions (see John 12:7, 23; 13:3, 11, 18; 18:4; 19:28). In this case, it was the foreknowledge of the occurrence of His death at the very time of the slaying of the Passover lambs (Nisan 14) that could have led Jesus to arrange for an early paschal meal with His disciples.

It must be granted that “there is no historical evidence of anyone else having ever eaten the Passover early,”6 but there is also no historical evidence of anyone else who ever foreknew that he would be crucified on Passover day as the antitype of the paschal lambs being sacrificed at the Temple. Christ’s actions cannot be evaluated strictly on the basis of cultural norms because often He acted on the basis of His divine wisdom and foreknowledge.

Our proposal that Jesus anticipated His eating of the Passover meal to the night before the official eating of Passover because He knew that He would suffer death as the true Paschal Lamb at the time of the slaying of the paschal lamb on Nisan 14, provides a simple solution that reconciles the two accounts of the Passover: John was right in placing the crucifixion on “the preparation of the passover” (John 19:14), that is, Nisan 14, because the official Passover began on Friday night; the Synoptics are right in calling the Last Supper a Passover supper, for the Last Supper was a special paschal meal eaten a day early. https://www.biblicalperspectives.com/books/festivals_1/2.html

22. Holiday’s that have a pagan origin.

Christmas: http://www.hope-of-israel.org/cmas1.htm
Halloween: http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween
Easter:  http://www.allaboutjesuschrist.org/origin-of-easter.htm
Any days that celebrates Saints
New Years: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/new-years
True Christians do not celebrate these events.

Other days people celebrate using Christian discernment.
Thanksgiving  (Some consider a Nationalistic Holiday, and other’s view it as a day for family and friends to socialize)

 Birthdays ( No good things ever happened on Birthdays in the bible) See Genesis 40:20 Matt 14:6

Valentines Day http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day

Mothers Day
Fathers Day

These would be conscience matters among Christian. We must consider the conscience of others who do not participate and not encroach upon their conscience decision not to come to your event. That is their decision and has nothing to do with you personally.

Keep in mind that such occasions should always be directed to: First, God, Second, Jesus, Then the Family arrangement, Then finally, how our conduct will reflect on our God, the congregation and our reputation as a Christian. Keeping in mind moderation in all things. Glory is to be directed to God, we should consider a gift to God before we give gifts to each other. We do not raise one Christian above another, except in the matter of congregational leadership as outlined by the apostle Paul.

23. Blood, and blood transfusions

Acts 15:  New International Version  Greetings.

24 We have heard that some went out from us without our authorization and disturbed you, troubling your minds by what they said. 25 So we all agreed to choose some men and send them to you with our dear friends Barnabas and Paul 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 Therefore we are sending Judas and Silas to confirm by word of mouth what we are writing. 28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.Farewell.

The intent here was to keep peace between the Gentile believers and the Hebrews or Israelite. It was not uncommon for Gentiles to eat meat with the blood fully in it, raw (if you will). The idea of blood transfusion was never intended nor did it exist.

Modernly hospitals can transfuse whole blood and many fractions of blood.

Hospital’s and doctors do not sufficiently educate their patients of the dangers and side effects of whole blood transfusions, and sometimes they are in a hurry to save a life and have no time to give theological debate over the issue.

It is best if you the Christian do your own research into this serious matter of your health and your dependent children, and create an advanced medical directive and have it on file at your hospital. Being sure that your primary doctor is in harmony with the directive.

It is a proven fact that blood fractions have little effect on your health as far as side effects. This is a serious conscious matter that each Christian must decide for themselves, the congregation has no authority in this matter.

http://washington.providence.org/hospitals/regional-medical-center/services/blood-management-conservation/fractions-of-blood/

24. Sexual Conduct within the home.

The scriptures do not lay out do and don’t for a married man and woman in the privacy of there owe home, only principles. However, serious weight should be given to the following scripture.

Wives and Husbands Ephesians 5:  English Standard Version

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. ahttp://biblehub.com/esv/ephesians/5.htm#footnotes28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Keep in mind that the head of the house will answer to God for his conduct toward his wife. If your wife’s conscious is damaged by you forcing her into some sex act that only pleases you and harms her mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually then you are on dangerous ground with God. At some point, this could become a matter for the congregation if it escalates into abuse, but only in extreme cases. This applies to wife’s who also aggressively forces conduct onto the husband that harms him in the same way or withholds the marital sexual due until he does what she wants.

God’s Kingdom that Jehovah grants Jesus to rule for a thousand years.
After Jesus Christ faithful course on earth, God has purposed to give him a Kingdom.

These are just a few of the Scriptures that help you reason of the subjection of Jesus to his Father, and that the the 1000 year reign of Jesus is to bring back all mankind to perfection, and then he hands over a perfected mankind back to his Father.
Psalm 110: New Living Translation A psalm of David.

The LORD (Jehovah) said to my Lord(Jesus),“Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.”
for clarification, The capital LORD was in the original text namely the tetragamation YHWH, modernly,Jehovah.
New Living Translation

Hebrews:1 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son, he created the universe. 3. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. 4.

This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.

The Son Is Greater Than the Angels, Jesus Christ Is God’s Son See: Hebrews 1:5-14

25. New heavens and New earth

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place a of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, b and God himself will be with them as their God. chttp://biblehub.com/esv/revelation/21.htm#footnotes4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Read 21:5-27 for more detail.

This kingdom arrangement is to bring all mankind back into a perfect state, those who survive Armageddon and those who will be resurrected back to life from Hades. The common grave of mankind. John 5:28-29

26. The Cross, The Stake, The Tree

http://www.bible.ca/d-history-archeology-crucifixion-cross.htm

Throughout history, many have revered the cross as a symbol of Jesus death.
It was, in fact, the manner of execution of sedition during Roman rule. No one was to challenge the absolute authority of the Roman government, if you openly talked against Rome you became an enemy of the state. Thus you would have a trial and if found guilty you would be horribly treated and then crucified. Rome had many other way’s to end a life, but they saved crucifixion for the seditious as a public notice, do not talk against Rome, or this could be you!

The Jewish leaders railed against Jesus as a Blasphemer, however, Pilate only cared about that claim in as much as it was a disruption to civil obedience.

In order for Jesus to be legally crucified he had to pronounce sedition upon Jesus, this he did, and then washed his hands of the matter, and then turned him back over to the Jews for execution, under the auspices of the Roman guard, through coercion and compromises the Roman government put Jesus to death, and as to say I don’t agree with this execution and the manner it was forced upon me, I decree there be to put a wooden plaque above Jesus’ head that states, King of the Jews, so it was done, and there was nothing that the Jewish leaders could do about it. Yet, the Jewish leaders we able to have their victory of Christ by having him die as a Blasphemer (Jewish), and seditious (Roman).
Now to the form of execution.

What is the point of the two pieces of wood? Death, nothing more, nothing less. should we ascribe worship or glory to an object? Should you hang a cross in your home or venerate it? You may reason: It is a reminder of the sacrifice that Jesus made on my behalf. Shouldn’t your prayers every day, remind you of the sacrifice?

Phil1.9 says Pray incessantly. You don’t need an object to do that, do you?
We must be careful not to ascribe glory to an object. Glory belongs to God.
Further, Jesus manner of death is only significant as it pertains to fulfillment of prophecy

and his suffering. It was the blood that bought you and me,  the blood of our one Lord and
savior, the ransomer for all mankind.
Jesus was the mediator of the New Covenant and the redemptive mediator for all mankind. This dual mediator-ship for foreshadowed By Moses.
He was the Mediator of the Law covenant and Mediator between god’s dedicated nation Israel and Jehovah. (See the copper serpent)
This Mediator-ship binds the celestial with the corporeal.Finally, the Old Testament states Jesus was to be put upon a tree.

the New Testament quotes from the old Testament and references a tree, Peter and Paul use a word that can only mean tree, or wood.

Don’t be quick to be a Resister, do research and pray. And if your view is different then,

 if it has nothing to do with your personal salvation, and it does not harm the congregation,
is there room for you to let it go?  Where did Jesus say, the manner of my death is more important than my blood shed upon the ground to buy you back to my Father! Nowhere.

If the manner of death was sacred or played a major role in redemption would not Jesus stated it to his disciples?

27. Civil Service

This is certainly a Christian conscious matter:

Working in any form of government entity whether or not they directly or indirectly support war.

Daniel worked in civil service.

How far should we support government authority? Consider the example of Daniel chapter 3.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadrach,_Meshach,_and_Abednego.

We obey God as ruler, not men. worship belongs to God.

Christians, do not go to war but must register with there government. If they require you to fill out some registration, that says you are obedient to the government, in good conscience you can sign that form. the government of any country does not realize or accept that they are placed in a relative position of authority by God, Hence a piece of paper has nothing to do with your resolve not to take up arms against another Christian or kill another human. There card or document has no authority over a Christian.

28.Personal Guns and Hunting

Owing a personal gun is another Christian conscience matter.
Please review the information provided on the web about a number of innocent

people, especially children that are accidental shot and killed each year due to improper storage of firearms.

Hunting:
Again this is a Christian conscious matter.

Hunting for food is acceptable, hunting for sport is not something a person who wants toreflect our god, a god of love, would give prayerful consideration to this type of hunting builds inside the hunter a blood lust, and excitement, that releases endorphin’s, just like gambling or doing illegal drugs. At first, you think you can handle it but it soon takes over, you need that adrenalin and endorphin rush, at any cost,do not delude yourself and say, Oh that won’t happen to me! It will happen!

29. GAMBLING

Not acceptable as a Christian. Consider these points.
Greed and covetousness are sins (Ex. 20:18I Tim. 6:9; Heb 13:5), and these are motives in most gambling.

1.Proverbs warning of disaster for people who want to get rich quickly (28:20,22).

2.The wealth that comes easily goes just as easily (Prov. 13:11).

3.Wealth gained the wrong way breaks up families (Prov. 15:27).

4.Gambling can be addictive, and even if you don’t fall prey to it as a compulsive habit, your example may cause others to be enslaved by it (I Cor. 8:9, 13).

30. Elders and Ministerial servant Titus 1:5-9 God’s Word Translation

Must meet all biblical standards and pass a background check.

5.I left you in Crete to do what still needed to be done-appointing spiritual leaders in every city as I directed you. 6A spiritual leader must have a good reputation. He must have only one wife and have children who are believers. His children shouldn’t be known for having wild lifestyles or being rebellious. 7Because a bishop is a supervisor appointed by God, he must have a good reputation. He must not be a stubborn or irritable person.

He must not drink too much or be a violent person. He must not use shameful ways to make money. 8Instead, he must be hospitable, love what is good, use good judgment, be fair and moral, and have self-control. 9He must be devoted to the trustworthy message we teach. Then he can use these accurate teachings to encourage people and correct those who oppose the word.

31. Divorce and Separation

The Bible does permit divorce. However, Jesus identified only one acceptable reason to end a marriage, stating: Whoever divorces his wife, except on the ground of fornication [sex outside of the marriage], and marries another commits adultery. Matthew 19:9

God hates a deceitful, treacherous divorce. He will personally hold accountable those who frivolously leave their mate, especially when they do so with the motive of taking another partner.  See Mark 10; verse 9

For and exhaustive research of this serious matter review the link below.

https://bible.org/seriespage/9-teachings-paul-divorce-part-1

32. Masturbation:

Note: God does not abandon you if you slip and fall in this area on occasion.  Gods is love and what’s you experience true love and real satisfaction, by learning to love your self first in the proper manner, then share that love in the union of marriage and/or learn the joy of self-control and live a happy and free life in control of your true self. Pray often and stay away from harming influences, dirty jokes, sexually suggestive movies, video games, and especially pornography. As the apostle, Paul stated: good health to you!

When thinking about a biblical view of masturbation, we first need to acknowledge that there is no Bible verse that says masturbation is a sin. However, there are several biblical principles that can guide us in assessing a biblical view of masturbation.

Sex and our sexuality were not created by God primarily for our own pleasure.

God created sex and sexuality as a wonderful gift that is to God’s to our life partner… this gift bonds us together in a special and intimate way. It is something God meant for us to experience in relationship to another human being. When we use it individually, we have twisted something wonderful and there are some dangers that then enter in.

Masturbation flies in the face of the self-control that we are  to develop as Christians.
Masturbation is a sin of selfishness. You may struggle with this or some time, however, you can overcome it with help.

These are things that are habit forming and do not reflect Christian values.

Smoking, Vaping, non-prescription drugs drug addiction of any kind, prescription marijuana, ( ie, with exception to only the part that fights Bacteria )  Out of the 85+ individual cannabinoids. The technology is developing to break apart the 85 plus chemicals, thus any of the plants that have to do with altering the hippocampus would be not permissible as a Christian.
As research continues, however, these parts may become acceptable medicines that do not severely alter your state, whether in prescription on herbal remedies.
As research develops, this will be revisited.

Smoking
Illegal drug habits and , or Prescription drug abuse.

You are not to be baptized before ceasing these habits.
1 Thessalonians 4:4 so that each of you knows how to control his own body in sanctification and honor.

The following is a personal opinion and is not meant to be a recommendation of any kind regarding your personal health.

A healthy lifestyle and the motivation to be the best you, you can be should be your goal.
Eating fresh food and vegetables, drinking 40% or more of your body weight a day in pure water should be a choice.

You are responsible for your health. do research on alternative therapies and see if it works for your symptoms.

 Always consult your doctor before trying any alternative treatments.

Especially if you have chronic conditions, such as Hypertension, diabetes, and any other lifestyle altering condition.

Prescription Drugs

If prescription drugs are needed try the smallest dose that the doctor would recommend first. Your health is a partnership with your medical advisers.

 

I further suggest if you are on any prescription drugs you do a liver and kidney cleanse at least once a year, a mild one. Consult your doctor first
Saliva and urine PH, Ph is your window to your health. A healthy ph is an indication your body is on track.

Unhealthy ph weakens the immune system thus an unhealthy environment develops

yeast where bad bacteria, and fungus can grow at rapid rate. An idea is to buy a Ph kit

 and test your ph at least once a week.  Many have said a healthy ph runs between 6.7 to 7.5 both saliva and urine should balance.
Maintaining good health puts you in a position to be ready to fulfill any mission that may come your way by living a Christian life.