Saturday, January 21, 2023

On CHOOSING saints

1 Corinthians 14:33

King James Version

33 For God is not the author of confusion, 

but of peace, 

as in all churches of the saints.

Man does greatly err.

We do not have the power to choose saints.

We do not have the power to canonize them.

How can we, when only GOD can?

How can we, when we are sinful ourselves.

Consider the Bible's truth:

Genesis 6:5-6

King James Version

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man 

was great in the earth, 

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart 

was only evil continually.

6 And it repented the Lord 

that he had made man on the earth, 

and it grieved him at his heart.

Psalm 14:2-3

King James Version

2 The Lord looked down from heaven 

upon the children of men, 

to see if there were any that did understand, 

and seek God.

3 They are all gone aside, 

they are all together become filthy: 

there is none that doeth good, 

no, not one.

Jeremiah 17:10

King James Version

10 I the Lord search the heart, 

I try the reins, 

even to give every man according to his ways, 

and according to the fruit of his doings.

Matthew 7:1-5

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7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, 

ye shall be judged: 

and with what measure ye mete, 

it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou 

the mote that is in thy brother's eye, 

but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, 

Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; 

and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, 

first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; 

and then shalt thou see clearly 

to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

Luke 16:15

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15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.

Luke 18:8

King James Version

8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. 

Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, 

shall he find faith on the earth?

Luke 19:10

King James Version

10 For the Son of man is come 

to seek and to save that which was lost.

John 8:7-9

King James Version

7 So when they continued asking him, 

he lifted up himself, 

and said unto them, 

He that is without sin among you, 

let him first cast a stone at her.

8 And again he stooped down, 

and wrote on the ground.

9 And they which heard it, 

being convicted by their own conscience, 

went out one by one, 

beginning at the eldest, 

even unto the last: 

and Jesus was left alone, 

and the woman standing in the midst.

John 8:24

King James Version

24 I said therefore unto you, 

that ye shall die in your sins: 

for if ye believe not that I am he, 

ye shall die in your sins.

John 8:44-45

King James Version

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.

Romans 3:9-10

King James Version

9 What then? 

are we better than they? 

No, in no wise: 

for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, 

that they are all under sin;

10 As it is written, 

There is none righteous, 

no, not one:

Romans 3:12

King James Version

12 They are all gone out of the way, 

they are together become unprofitable; 

there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 7:14

King James Version

14 For we know that the law is spiritual: 

but I am carnal, sold under sin.

Romans 8:27

King James Version

27 And he that searcheth the hearts 

knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, 

because he maketh intercession for the saints 

according to the will of God.

Ephesians 5:3

King James Version

3 But fornication, 

and all uncleanness, 

or covetousness, 

let it not be once named among you, 

as becometh saints;

1 John 2:16

King James Version

16 For all that is in the world, 

the lust of the flesh, 

and the lust of the eyes, 

and the pride of life, 

is not of the Father, 

but is of the world.

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

Revelation 14:12

King James Version

12 Here is the patience of the saints: 

here are they that keep the commandments of God, 

and the faith of Jesus.

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