Tuesday, March 24, 2015

When I ask you something, you have to answer me. (Do we really have to answer?)

But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 2 Timothy 2:23

But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.  Titus 3:9

Everyone wants to know everything these days. We all do and in a way there is nothing wrong with this, long as we go about it a proper way. We all ask questions about life in general, about each other, and about others, about the Bible, about different religions, and why people do the things they should not, etc. Some seem to get a little annoyed when one does not answer ALL their questions. Most people think we HAVE to answer every question, because if we do not, we are considered rude and immature. Are we rude and immature and ignorant if we do not answer all questions that people ask us? It depends on the questions. Also most people think they have the answer to everything. This is unprofitable and just plain vain. These people are wise in their own eyes, because they do fear God.

But, I am going to tell you what the Bible says about this. You will see what  Paul wrote to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:23: But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strife.

This says to avoid foolish questions. Other words if someone asks you something that you are uncomfortable in answering, you do NOT have to answer them. This is simple to see, read and understandable. If one asks about your personal life, you do not need to answer. Just be polite to the person asking and tell them you rather not answer and you are uncomfortable to answer them. If they truly understand they will not. If someone asks you a foolish or stupid question that has no bearing on any topic, just to get your reaction, do not answer. By answering, all it will do is gender strife, or bring out a possible argument which is unnecessary, and to possibly get a strong and wrong reaction from you. Foolish questions are nothing more than silly speaking without proper thinking before one speaks.

In Titus 3:9 But foolish questions avoid, and genealogies, and; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Why ask something that will not profit either one of you? What is the point trying to profit from something, just to add to your pride and man-made wisdom, and lowering the other in return if they are unable to answer? Instead of trying to ask stupid questions about nothing, just show some care and courtesy, and think before you speak. I know we all ask dumb questions that are just foolishness and have no bearing on anything that we think is of vital importance. But the problem with some people is they want to know your life history in 5 minutes. If you do not answer them, they get upset and tell you, you have to answer. Or they will just not take the time to talk with you anymore. If they do, it won’t be for very long. People just love to mind other people’s business and this is Biblically wrong too. The Bible warns also that we need to mind our own business, but that is another topic for another time.

So think on these things people. Stop asking things that may be personal to whom you may be talking with, or maybe you do it to cause division and problems and separation. If you were true born again Christian, study these things to shew thyself approved unto God.  Be blessed Christian and non Christian, I pray God’s grace will be on you and your family.

                                                                                                         © Mike Carey; March 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Is Jesus God? (The Son of God)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

Well, there is much debate concerning this issue amongst religions, but all the Bible says concerning this issue is Truth and very much Biblical. Nothing in the Bible is debateable. Error has crept into churches and many false religions believe what the creators of their religions believe, therefore they believe the lies created by man himself and do not believe what the Bible has to say on this important doctrine. Not only do they believe Jesus is not God or the Son of God, they have other foolish beliefs that relate to Christ being not God or the Son of God. It is like saying there is no God. If you do not believe there is a God, see Psalms 14:1 which says ‘ The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Just a quick look on what some religions believe then I will give you many scriptures that you can look up and study and see why Jesus Christ is and always has been the Son of God and also God Himself.

Christian Science says, “The virgin mother conceived this idea of God and gave to her the idea the name of Jesus. "

Spiritualism says, “Jesus was not divine. He is now an advanced spirit in the sixth sphere. He never claimed to be God manifest in the flesh and does not at present.”

Russellites, or Jehovah witnesses, says, “Michael the archangel is no other than the only begotten Son of God, now Jesus Christ.” They do not believe Jesus is God or the Son of God. Charles Taz Russell is the creator of this heathen religion.

Armstrongism says, “Before Jesus was conceived by Mary, He was not the Son of God.”

Mormonism says, “Among the spirit children of Elohim, the firstborn was and is Jehovah or Jesus Christ, to whom all others are juniors.” Joseph Smith is the creator of this religion.

Eastern Mysticism says, “Christ is considered to be one of a long line of ‘Masters’ who had themselves realized divinity.”  Other religions relating to this one is Bahaism, Divine Light Mission, Krishna Concsiousness, Transcendental Meditation, Vedanta Society, Yoga, and Zen Buddhism.

The Way International says, “Jesus and God are not one from the beginning, but they were one in purpose.”

Unity says, “This Christ or perfect-man idea existing eternally in divine mind is the true spiritual, higher-self of every individual.”

Unification Church says, “In light of his attained deity he may well be called God. Nevertheless, he can by no means be called God Himself.”

Catholicism says, “Mary is the mother of God….they look to Mary as their mediatrix and pray to her……they worship a counterfeit goddess, ‘The Queen of heaven’…they believe only Mary can get them to heaven…..they believe Mary and the pope can deliver them from sin….” Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” It does not say Mary or the pope.

All other religions have similar beliefs and now you will see verses from the Bible (KJV). Other versions also say Jesus is not God and water down this terribly, never trust the other versions in what they say. NEVER, if you do you be deceived and if you are truly a Christian, it will make you a very weak Christian by partaking in the other versions, as they are not  reputable but filled with falsehood, deceit, twisted scripture by adding and taking away ( see Revelation 22: 18-19) and lies. All the religions are basic in their beliefs and they put a twist on things contrary to what the Word of God truly says, because they have the spirit of error in them, NOT the Spirit of Truth. All what these so-called religions say is nothing but blasphemy, lies, and pagan idolatry.

We see what the Bible now says about this issue.

Is Jesus God and the Son of God? Well here are some verses that prove Christ is and always will be. I will not explain in detail each verse as it would take too much time, but just a few verses to show you, as there are many verses that point to Christ being God and the Son of Almighty God. I will give you some basis simple to understand verses as you can read and study in your own time. Will you?

Luke 8:28 “When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.” Understand this, even the devils know Jesus is the Son of God and they tremble. Why don’t you? Or do you believe your false religion and what they teach you? The devils and demons believe yet you don’t. Why is that?

In the book of John, are many proof scriptures. John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This talks about the trinity and that Jesus was/is God and always has been, and always will be. Verse 34 – “And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God”. John 3:18, “He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of only begotten Son of God”. John 6:69, “And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”  John 11:27, “She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.”

In the book of Acts. 3:26, “Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”

In 2 Corinthians 1:19, “For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.” Many other verses in the New Testament prove that Christ is the Son of God and IS God. You need to check out and study what I have given you. And stop believing lies created by your heathen religion.

Finally Philippians 2:11, “And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Remember, Judgement Day is coming and YOU WILL stand before the Lord Jesus Christ to answer to Him ( Hebrew 9:27). If you trust in the Lord, call upon Him and be saved you will go to heaven. If you don’t, your appointment is with the devil in hell. There is NO purgatory as there is no waiting place for you to stay until God decides what to do with your soul. Upon death, hell awaits the unsaved, heaven awaits the saint (Christian).

Copyright Michael Joseph Carey; September 22, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Important Issue That Must Be Spoken On

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 19:14

Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29;   3:6, 13, 22  - He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches…
2 Timothy 2:15 - Study to shew thyself approved…
John 5:39  -  Search the scriptures…

I will try to make this short, but it may be longer than what I intend, but I apologize if it seems to be lengthy.

Common is today for the Christian to not to study the Bible to check out things for themselves instead of believing everything they hear.  One Pastor once said, if you don’t believe me, check the Bible.  So I do this. Do you or do you believe everything you hear?
After reading John 9:1-41, it is simple and easy to understand.  Even a child can understand, if properly taught. I read this passage a few days ago and the Lord really opened my eyes even more, to confirm to me what I am going to speak on is Bible truth, and NOT my opinion, but what the Lord is leading me to say.  Remember, God only speaks to us by reading His Word.  After much reading, going over it, studying, I see what the Lord wants me to see and what needs to be told that needs to be told to those who will read this. What I will say here I will not debate or even respond to other opinions.  To do so is to quench, resist, vex, and grieve the Holy Spirit.  You are entitled to your own opinion and that is fine, but I will not argue with anyone as I find it gets one nowhere. When argument arises the devil gets into it, and I am sure none of you Christians, or soon to be Christians, or those in other religions, do not want to give place to the devil.
In this passage, this has to do with much more than just Jesus healing a blind man.  It is much to do with the way the world.  Most Christians, and most all fundamental Baptist churches in general, believe today concerning sin.  Though you may not think it does, but it does.  I will explain to you.  This is my own and I am in no way copying anyone else’s writings, or doctrine.  This is what God gave me as I read His Bible, the KJV.  So, bear with me friends.  If you read it in the context, you will see what Jesus Christ says, and read between the lines too, but do not add what you think it says or tells you.  Only do what the Lord would have you to do as you read and study (2Timothy 2:15).
So, you say we born sinners as most Baptists, and Fundamental Baptists, say we are? Really?  Or born with a sin nature?  Or Adamic nature?  Well, sin nature and Adamic nature is NOT in the Bible.  In other versions,  yes.  But NOT in God’s Word, the KJV.  So you need to open your mind and stop believing what Augustine created, as this is a doctrine of Catholicsm.  If you don’t believe me, study for yourself, unless you are too lazy.  This doctrine is created and taught by Catholicism, not by God, nor by Christ, but by man and a religion.  If you research, you would see I am right.  So stop believing lies that are not Bible-based.  Why do you think the Roman Catholic religion persecuted and killed thousands of Christians?  Because the Christians refused to believe this and refused to believe that precious innocent babies are born sinners and need baptism to prevent them from going to hell.  
Catholicism says, we have to baptize them to save them from going to hell because they are wicked, evil, and born sinners and in sin.  This is one reason why the Christians were killed brutally and tortured. Research it and stop being close minded. These Baptists did not believe this false doctrine back then. But today, most of you believe what false religion tells you.  Why do you, Christian, or pastors believe what the cults teach?  You are in good company because if you believe what the cults believe, you are cultish in your beliefs.  Also remember, when 1 doctrine is wrong it will affect all other doctrines as well.  You refuse to stop teaching what false religions teach because it is what you were taught.   Even well-meaning teachers can teach their students false doctrine.  Those who accept a church to pastor in,  just don’t know any better because it is what they were taught, and usually will not study to see if what they were taught is actually Biblically correct.
Many well-meaning pastors and Christians love God, are faithful to Him in everything, have a love for Him, and obedient to Him.  But, they just are wrong in this doctrine as they were and are taught wrong.  This is why I will never go to a Bible college, seminary, or Bible institute, as these things are rampant in majority of these places.  I want to be taught pure Godly doctrine, not opinions from others who have not heartfelt fully been taught by God Almighty Himself. What about you Christian? Stop believing what false religions teach.   Get right with God in your heart.  Jehovah Witnesses refuse to give blood transfusions that could save a human life because they believe that sin is in the blood, and in turn, sin will be passed on to that person.  Again, this is a lie, just plain misleading and false by the heathen religion.  Sin is NOT a physical issue, it is a moral issue.
Now, let us go down to Bible business.  If you have a King James Bible, get it out, read and study it, as other versions water down a lot concerning everything relating to God’s Word, the KJV.  In John 9, it is about the man who was born blind.  The disciples asked a simple question (verse 2), “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” Christ gave them a simple answer (verse 3), “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him”.  Do you follow so far?
Speechless are you? Christ did not say he was born in sin or a sinner. You should not even be able to speak against what Christ said here.  If you do, YOU call Christ the Lord a liar. But you go to other verses in the Bible and try to justify other verses that you think say contrary to what is told here.  You contradict what the Word of God says by doing so.  I know you believe what I say, but maybe you are too hard-hearted to give in because you were taught differently by your teachers and peers.
Now, let us continue. The Pharisees and Jews questioned the blind man in vs.10, 15, 17, 19, 24, and 26.  In verse 34, they cast out the blind man. Most of you are like the Pharisees as you question everything and you don’t believe due to your hard heart and pride.  So as the Pharisees are, so are most of you won’t believe when someone tells you something Biblical.  You have a hard time grasping the truth, you try to twist around and justify what you were pre-programmed to believe as you were taught by well-meaning teachers, preachers, college teachers, etc.  I say, PRE-PROGRAMMED  in your minds and your hearts.  A lot of you preach this damnable heresy and you are destroying a foundation of God’s Word.  I for one will never believe what you may believe.  It is just your opinion, but yours is a wrong one.  But, I do believe you will be open to this and will gradually come around to the Lord’s side.
A recapitulation of John 9, Jesus was excommunicated, or thrown out, for healing on the Sabbath, the blind man was excommunicated (vs.34), and YOU will be excommunicated by your church also. Some may be more lenient and tolerant and want to fellowship, which is vital for us. Me?  I need your fellowship. Some will throw you out as I was also a few years ago. I lost some dear friends, but most just do not care. They try to justify they are right, and you have to believe what they believe, you have to believe what the church believes, what the church’s statement of faith says, and you have to believe the church covenant, etc.  On the contrary, you do not have to believe. If God convicts you to not believe certain things in a church’s statement of faith, you better not believe. You either leave, or you can stay, or go to another church, or have your own Bible Home church (which is for those who can’t find a Baptist church in their area) in your own home, if there is no true Bible believing church to go to.  You may, and will lose many dear friends, but with no fault of yours.  If some still want to be my friends, I more than welcome this.  Remember, many will put you and I in a separate class and we will be outcasts.
To finish up, I leave you with some verses to ponder and study seriously. These are but a few ok?  ALL THESE VERSES ARE INSPIRED OF AND BY GOD, BUT READ THEM IN ITS CONTEXT AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND BETTER
Psalm 51:5 - David’s prayer of heart-brokenness and deep sorrow after his wicked adultery with Bathsheba. In no way does he even refer to being born a sinner or in sin.  It was just figure of speech.    Ps.58:3 - No one is born a liar or speaks lies. Babies cry as they need attention from the parents.  They cannot speak nor express that they need love and care. They do not lie as most Christians think so. If you think this, you are NO Christian. It does not refer to babies.  If you read the whole chapter you will be surprised what is actually refers to.  God showed me, He will show you IF you open your closed mind.         
Genesis 8:21 and Deuteronomy 1:39 - Man’s heart is evil from his youth. NOT from his birth.  Ephesians 2:3 - Paul is speaking to adults here, saying what they were before their salvation.  Does not imply to babies at all?  Matthew 18:3, 19:14, Luke 18:16-17, 9:46-48, Mark 9:33-37, 42, and 10:13-16 speak of little children, never did Christ once say or call them little sinners, nor were they either. His teaching here is easy to understand, if you are able to.  He simply tells that they belong to the kingdom of heaven and are sinless, if you study it properly.
Reading the New Testament, you will never ever see Jesus teaching His disciples that they were born in sin, or born sinners.  He never taught such foolishness nor can you disprove what I say.  Genesis 3:1, Revelation 12:9, 20:7-8 -    Not even the devil knew nothing about the doctrine of a  sin.  God never taught him. People are gullible and Satan is truly stupid. Genesis 1:27 and 2:7 - Here it is confirmed in the 1st book of the Bible. We are created in God’s image. Is God’s image evil, sinful? Wickedness?  No. God’s image is pure, undefiled, perfect, holy and just.  He created us in HIS image, as we are born without sin and not a sinner or with a sin nature.  If not in God’s image, then where does this sin nature come from?  From man teaching, not God’s!  It does not grow in us nor produced in us as we grow up.  Remember, Jesus was born a HUMAN BABY.  If we are born sinners, so is Christ.  You say, “no”.  Ah-ah. Jesus was a 100% human baby, but also 100% God Himself also. If we are born sinners, so was He.  If He was, He could never be the Saviour of the world.  But since He is God, and never born in sin, but is holy, just, pure, perfect and sinless in every way, so we are not born in sin.

Copyright Michael Joseph Carey; September 16, 2014

Today is September 16, 2014.

Hey friends, we are back at Write!!!

Mike and Luisa Carey are here again, writing.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Encountering Excuses When Sharing The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Reference:  Practical Tips For Tract Users
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Encountering Excuses, pp 22-26


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Friday, August 16, 2013

Mike and Luisa Carey's New Direction in Ministry

To God be the glory!

Hi to you! (Family, relative/cousin, friend) 

Thank you very much in advance for thinking of dropping by www.baptisttractsandmissions.blogspot.com or www.baptisttractsandmissions.wordpress.com

Today, when you decide to read our blog, you share with us the desire to please God by expressing what He had done amazingly in our lives. Your written comments, appreciations and, most of all, encouragements will aspire us more to be used by Him in the tracts distribution and mission works. The field is great and the work is still many. We truly hope that as you read our experiences, you will also be inspired to heed His call.

All of these are for the glory of God! Be blessed.

Mike and Luisa Carey

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mike and Luisa's Tracts and Missions Ministry Has A Blog

He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:6

Yes, friend, the good news is, Mike and I are documenting the amazing experiences God has been doing in our lives! We are now working in His vast field as voluntary church workers of Bethany Baptist Church in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines. God has allowed us to experience His bountiful blessings beyond measure.

Just click or copy-paste on "search" the following websites, whichever is most convinient to you:

  • http://baptistndmissions.blogspot.com for blogger reader

  • http://www.facebook.com/cantilanbaptisttracts.missions for facebook reader

See you there!

(c) Mike and Luisa Carey; February 16, 2013

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sharing My Thoughts and Prayers: Focusing on Tract-Giving

 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!  Isaiah 52:7
Dear everyone reading this,
God bless you.
I am not taking away my beloved husband, Mike, from Canada and the people he loves very much there. I am only making my family bigger (his and mine). One day, at God's appointed time, Mike and I will be seeing them in Canada.

Mike and I would like to thank the people (Philippines and beyond) who have helped us in any way (prayers, finances, etc.). We may not be able to repay you, but God sees and will repay. Mike and I are just starting with ministry of gospel tract-giving as volunteers for Bethany Baptist Church Cantilan. One American has shouldered the expenses of children tracts (our special concentration)! This is truly a very huge blessing for us. These tracts will be available soon. We are praying for more sources of free tracts (fundamental baptists) sponsored by anyone or by the tract maker. Anyone of you, friends, who may be touched by God and want to share us prayers, tracts, anything that might h
elp God's ministry, you are most welcome and well-appreciated. You can contact us through message here on facebook and we will start from there. You can also ask our pastor about us. Just click "Bethany Baptist Church Cantilan" and send him a special message.
Thank you very much. Much blessings to whom God will touch.

Luisa (with Mike)
(c) Luisa Carey; August 8, 2012