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Ye Were Healed

    © 17-23 Colin Melbourne

    Symbolic or Factual?

    Q: You write of 1 Pe. 2:24 “…by whose stripes ye were healed” to mean physical healing, whereas I have always understood it as symbolic of Christ healing our wounded souls. After all, it’s a quote from Isaiah 53 which speaks allegorically of the lost as sheep gone astray. Am I missing something?

    A: Lovely question! There will be joy in your heart when you discover the answer.

    Ask the LORD to open your spiritual eyes to perceive what He wants you to see in this scripture.

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    Actual or Allegory?

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    Infidels

      © 17-23 Colin Melbourne

      Witnessing to Agnostics and Atheists

      Q: How do I go about witnessing to an Atheist? My friend has cancer, but fends off all attempts to share the Gospel by saying that I’m wasting my time trying to convert him from Atheism.

      A: Well done for directing your friend to The Truth from his blind folly.

      Anti-Christian Religion

      Atheism is an end-time religion that crawled from Europe in the 1700’s so called, “Age of Enlightenment”.

      Like all religions, it comes from Satan masquerading as an angel of light (2 Co. 11:14) who managed to infect Parisian navel-gazers, drunk on cognac, wormwood (“absinthe”), and pride.
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      It was given a boost in the mid-nineteenth century when, against his better judgment, chronic plagiarist Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution fairy tale, “On the Origin of Species”, and its overtly racist sequel, “The Descent of Man”.

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      Catholic Counterfeit Tongues

        © 01-23 Bill Scudder Used by permission

        A testimony of working with Charismatic Catholics.

        I would like to say first of all that I am not a Cecessionist. I do not believe the Gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased with the New Testament Apostles. They are available to the Church of God today.

        For those who do not believe the above, you are still my brother or sister in the Lord if you believe that we are saved by grace alone through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. What I am about to tell you is not ‘politically correct’ and I will be labelled as ‘intolerant’ or maybe even a ‘basher’ by some people. I love Catholics, as I do anyone else, but it is their doctrine from Rome that is the problem.

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        The Resurrection of Christ Guarantees Our Rapport with God

          © 22-23 Colin Melbourne

          The Veil is Torn in Two

          And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

          Mk. 15:38 KJV

          The Risen Christ goes public… IN YOU!

           

          If Christ had not risen from the dead there would be no possibility of intimacy with Our Creator: He would have failed in His primary mission: Our Redemption.

          But every born again believer in Christ has God’s living testimony in their heart Confirming that The LORD is Risen, and that we have His Life in the core of our beings.

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          Swaddling Clothes

            © 17-23 Colin Melbourne

            Biblical Swaddle

            Q: What are the swaddling clothes mentioned in the Bible?

            A: To swaddle means to bind, to restrict by encompassing, as used in Job 38:9, La. 2:22, Eze. 16:4, Lk. 2:7,12.

            Swaddlingband

            Job 38:8-11 KJV;

            Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

            Swaddled

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            Our Pale Blue Dot

              © 19-23 Colin Melbourne

              Q: What is the Christian response to the so called “Pale Blue Dot” view of the Earth taken from the Voyager spacecraft?

              A: LORD save us from despairing, sentimental cosmologists, and gloomy greenies!

              Smile Please

              You refer to the 1990, grainy photo taken of planet Earth from the NASA Voyager 1 spacecraft, as it left this solar system.

              It shows nothing but dark empty space with three dim light reflections, which are artefacts of sunlight on the camera apparatus, and in the midst of one ray is a tiny bluish-white speck: Planet Earth viewed from a distance of 3.7 billion miles.

              That’s an awful lot of pedalling if you go by bicycle, and over 5 hours if you travel at the speed of light. (With the cosmic wind behind you!)

              Blind Leading the Blind

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              Is Christmas Christ’s Birthday?

                © 15-23 Colin Melbourne

                Why is Christmas Popular?

                Q: Since it is unscriptural to celebrate Christ’s birthday as December 25th. why is the Christmas Season so popular in the world?

                A: You are correct to notice that despite Christmas not being in the Holy Bible, it is nonetheless celebrated worldwide from; Japan, S.E. Asia, Arabia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas: There are three reasons;

                • Christmas is based on endemic pagan festivals marking the northern hemisphere Winter.
                • It’s a marketing business opportunity and little more.
                • Sinners enjoy sinning.

                Why Christmas Grieves Christ

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                For Them That Love Him

                  © 20-23 Colin Melbourne

                  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

                  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

                  Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

                  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

                  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

                  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

                  1 Cor. 2:1-12 KJV

                  Whoso Eateth My Flesh

                  Here the Holy Ghost points us to the source of all spiritual power and blessing: The LORD Jesus Christ, God’s Lamb sacrificed bearing our; sin, shame, guilt, sicknesses and infirmities.

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                  WEF and Klaus Schwab

                    © 22-23 Colin Melbourne

                    Is Klaus Schwab or Henry Kissinger The AntiChrist?

                    Q: We hear much in the news about the World Economic Forum, led by Klaus Schwab, where super-rich business leaders, and politicians, meet to discuss and develop schemes for global hegemony via the “Great Reset” plan to; control nations, collapse the world financial system, ration food and energy supplies, and slaughter swathes of humanity with bogus “vaccines”, manufactured “plagues”, famines, and endless wars: How are Christians to respond to the WEF in these Final Days, and could Klaus Schwab be The AntiChrist?

                    A: You are correct in your perception of the WEF, and the evil agenda of globalists.

                    Perilous Times

                    It wasn’t long ago that vaccines actually protected instead of killing recipients, when men could be differentiated from women, when sexual perversion and sorcery were illegal instead of being promoted, and politicians at least tried to appear to be equitable and well intentioned.

                    It’s plain to any sentient person that those days are gone.

                    That’s why sinners are panicking, rebelling, and suicidal, but Christians are alert and rejoicing because we know the outcome of the end game.

                    Come into Christ and Be Saved Now before it’s too late for you.

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                    Are Ghosts Real?

                      © 09-23 Colin Melbourne

                      Do Christians believe ghosts are real?

                      Q: Are there such things as ghosts? I saw a ghost for the first time in my life, but I am a believer, and I know what the Bible says about such things. This wasn’t even someone I knew. Why would I see this? Marvena

                      A: Certainly, the word ghost is used over a hundred times in the KJV, for example; Gen. 25:8, Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died… and Mtt. 1:18 where Mary was, found with child of the Holy Ghost.

                      God’s Spirit is called the Holy Ghost.

                      From this you can see that ‘ghost’ means spirit.

                      What the world calls ‘ghosts’ are actually evil spirits; demons manifesting, or seen in a vision.

                      Mediums and Shamans are proud of their ability to perceive spirits, and many earn a living from such occult abilities, like the Witch of Endor (1 Sam. Ch. 28). But of course they pay an awful price in eternity. Only Christ can set them free from their spiritual bondage.

                      The Lord may sometimes allow a Christian to perceive an evil spirit when ministering to somebody in bondage, in order to reveal the cause, and then set them free, as in Ac. 16:16-18.

                      That doesn’t appear to be the case here.

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