Why I'm having problems believing in God Part2
(This author believes America is Ephraim one of the lost tribes. See part one)
Ephraim is written about in many parts of the bible. Hosea1:10--Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them,Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the Living God. In Hosea chpt 4:17-19--Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone. Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom repeatedly: her rulers with shame do love: Give ye.
The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
Hosea 5:5--And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity;Judah shall also fall with them.
Hosea 5:9--Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be. (when God states something , it always happens.)
Hosea 7:8--Ephraim he has mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
O.K. This would mean burnt on one side and raw on the other, right? I wouldn't want to eat a cake like that. But you can bet your whatever that I have been made to eat just that!
America is either blind as bats or corrupted beyond hell. If you are not, and speak out, you WILL be eating it from both sides. I feel compelled to say "Don't speak out alone. EVER" when I see someone doing just that. "Shut-up shut-up! You won't help a soul and get royally cremated. Which is not fun. alive. If you have something they want you'll do best just to let them have it.
My mother is like that. A few years back someone puts a fence 18" onto her property. I remember my stepdad not quite complaining, but mentioning what's being done. My mother did not want to make waves. You can't get behind the shed to fix it or mow, but no waves. The neighbor has sprayed weed killer all these years of free rent on their property so I guess that makes this owner of several rental properties a nice guy. Two days after my step-dad died, he was over asking about buying the property. His huge air conditioner unit is on the property. He would have to move it some place else for his 4 units on his property.
Since I've been here they were over speaking of my dogs who they said were barking. This was the second week I was here and they had not been barking much at all. They cannot be heard as the lots here are very large, but my Jack does bark when someone walks by.
I let the neighbors know that I know the property line is off. My mother did not remember or care to. She "doesn't want any trouble" as she puts it
Why does the government want me to be like my mother?
Why does God allow the governments and those with money to play God? If I was God, I'd be like Elisha and fry their butts. (They worship those golden calves!)
Hosea 10:12--Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit:but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful unto the saints. Hosea 12:1--Ephraim feedeth on the wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with Assyrians , and oil is carried into Egypt. Hosea 13:12-- The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid. Hosea 13:14--I will ransome them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Oh death I will be thy plagues; O grave I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from my eyes.
I read somewhere that the Samarians were some of the first people to accept Jesus's teachings. When Judah and Israel were taken by the Assyrians and then the Babylonians the Samaritans were also taken.
I'll tell you another thing I'm having problems with in the churches of God here in America and ?? There are several who are making money at the churches selling their songs, books, ert...
I went to church recently in hopes of feeling good about God again. This church is in a building in a shopping center. What drew me to it, and several others I'm sure, was the christian rock music. It's great! The place is packed on both Saturday nights and Sunday. They don't use the majority of their time for the music and their music is very consistent with the bible. I have only been there twice. The reason I stopped going? They had a table set up in the back with their music and books. I don't believe they were giving these away.(maybe i better go again and find out) Well, while the one dude was up there speaking about "Big Daddy" as he called him, and love, The ministers wife walked back to the table. I thought maybe she was trying to hurry him up. Instead, he picks up a book and reads out of it about love. I'm thinking "O.K. i know that is not in the bible" and didn't feel it was right to use the pulpit for other readings. Then they called people to the front of the church "so they can be healed by this love" or the time prior "these folks can heal you" and they spent another 10 minutes up there before I left. I realised as i walked past the table that the book he was reading from was on the table. After the guy up on stage speaking of "Big Daddy" read from the book, the wife went and sat down.
Don't get me wrong. I am sure there are plenty of good reasons to go to that church, but the bible states that until you know that what you are doing is a sin, it is not held against you. (Bug off phycopaths. I know where you're headed with that statement)
That church rarely used the bible at all the two times I went. So, I don't feel it's right to ever go back. It's great for beginners I guess.
St John 2:13-16--And the Jews passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen, and sheep, and doves,and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep and the oxen; and poured out the changers money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves; take these things hence; make not my fathers house a house of merchandise.
What American christians need to know is this: When you are acting upon things that are completely contrary to the bible, many people do NOT want to know your God. I have been very poor most of my life thanks to getting knocked down by all walks of scumbags. The churches have never treated me good. Many people that would like to hear about God from those they feel have more knowledge, are not wanted at the local churches. They give up teaching themselves the word of God. If the churches don't want you, who needs God? (Just remember guys, what you don't know won't hurt you!) Knowing God, is knowing his word..
Why does God allow his people to judge at all? They have no knowledge of what your life was like, or who you are. Yet here in America they sure feel superior to those less fortunate.
The above mentioned church always mentions that if you are with God, he will give you what you ask for. You will become wealthier. (JOB once again enters my mind)
Now, that is the thing that really burns my butt. I guess all the poor of the earth are just not getting God like the superior ones do.
Don't you want to be jus' like us? Are you there God? Are you going to let them keep their wealth, God?
St John 15:24--If I had not done among them the word that no other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated me and my Father.
Well, maybe I just need a little faith. And maybe not.