Saturday, August 27, 2011

From Such Turn Away. . .

Last evening Jackie and I put the movie, "Paul the Apostle" in the DVD player in anticipation of watching a 3 hour movie on the life of Paul.


A few minutes into the move, it portrays the day of Pentecost. It shows Jesus telling them to wait for the Holy Spirit, then the scene changes to the upper room, where many are shown praying, then there was a great sound of a mighty rushing wind in the room. . . the flames of the lights brighten apparently in reference to the tongues of fire, but there is absolutely no speaking in tongues when the 120 were filled with the God’s Holy Spirit. . .

Here is the Scripture:

Acts 2:1-4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. (2) And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. (3) And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. (4) And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

It showed no gathering of people around, wondering why they were miraculously speaking in languages, which as uneducated Galilaeans, they should have not known. . .

Again here the Scripture:

Acts 2:5-7 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. (6) Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. (7) And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

It then didn’t really show Peter strongly preaching the first message of the New Testament, but it did show him rather quietly saying. . . something like, “You need to repent and be baptized so that your sins are forgiven. . .”

Again the movie absolutely gutted the scripture:

Acts 2:38-39 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

At that point Jackie and I shut the movie off and I took it out of the DVD player an threw it in the garbage can. . . not even being fit for donation back to Good Will where I bought it. . .

Why would I sit and listen to a movie which distorts. . . even distorts by omission the Word of God.

In Acts 1:8 Jesus said: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

They would have POWER after the Holy Ghost came upon them. . . the sign at the day of Pentecost and at other instances where the baptism of the Holy Ghost took place was the speaking in tongues. . . that cannot be ignored. . . Peter said that baptism should be done in the name of Jesus. . . that cannot be ignored. . . there is power in the Holy Spirit. . . there is power in the name of Jesus:

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

I will not listen to a movie. . . I will not listen to preaching which denies the promised power of God available to us through the receiving of His Spirit, as evidenced by speaking in tongues and confuses men about the necessity of taking the name of Jesus at baptism. . .

Paul warned of such times as these:

2 Timothy 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2) For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (3) Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, (4) Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; (5) Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

. . . Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:. . . from such turn away. . .

Turn away. . . Turn away. . . Turn away from such. . .

The very image of repentance. . . I beg of you turn away. . .

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