Romans 14.1 Thou shalt receive any male into the church as long as that male is weak and has very little faith in God. Thou shalt prevent any big, strong male who has strong faith in God from entering the church, however, because such a person will be doubtful that I am telling the truth when he hears my disputations. Therefore, he is likely to start disputing against my gospel, and speaking up against my preaching is BAD, BAD, BAD!
2 Speaking of weak, did you know that one person believes that he may eat all things? A weak person, however, only eats herbs. 3Even though all herbitarians are weak, thou shalt not allow the omnivore to despise or judge the herbitarian.
As if any of us humans has the power to control other people's thoughts and feelings. Suey!
And we're not supposed to say bad things about herbitarians, eh? How many exist in the world anyway? Ooh, but Paul is such an intellect, eh?
After all, God has already received the omnivore into salvation just because the omnivore gobbles up everything he can get his hands on.
4 You're questioning my dogma, aren't you? How DARE you! Who are you to judge another man's servant? To his own master does the servant stand or fall! Yes, that servant whose master is Satan shall be upheld by God, too, for God is able to make him stand up.
And yet you Christians doubt that Paul was drunk as a skunk at the time this letter was written, eh?
5 One man esteems one day to be holier than another. (I am talking about the Jew who obeys God's commandments and remembers that the sabbath is the seventh day of the week, and therefore keeps it holy by celebrating the sabbath on the sabbath, you know.)
Another man esteems every day to be alike. He ignores God's commandments, and so cannot remember that the seventh day of the week is the sabbath. Therefore, he does not keep the sabbath holy, but instead celebrates the sabbath on the first day of the week in keeping with you Roman sauldiers' sabbath in celebration of your god Mithra. The man to whom I refer is a Christian. Of course, there's another man out there who claims that the sixth day of the week is the sabbath. That man is Muhammad.
What the Christian and the Muslim man does in willfully defying, "You shall remember the sabbath to keep it holy," is okay with God, too. It's not a problem, so thou shalt let every man willfully defy God's commandments by enabling each of them to think that he, not God, determines good from evil. Then thou shalt encourage him to become fully persuaded in his own mind whether the seventh day of the week, first day of the week, or sixth day of the week is the sabbath. Then thou shalt enable that man to go around bossing other people and attempting to deceive the whole world into believing that the first or sixth day, not the seventh day, is the sabbath. Heh-heh.
6 After all, the man who regards the seventh day as the sabbath and keeps it holy does so out of his desire to obey the Lord. The Christian, Muslim, or Satanist who disobeys God's commandments, however, has no regard for the sabbath. Therefore, his disregard for the sabbath is a service that he performs unto the Lord Jesus, too.
Every person who eats devours the food he eats as a service to the Lord, too. After all, every person who eats food gives thanks to God for the food he eats.
Oh, so you think Anton LaVey says "grace" before every meal like you supposedly do, eh, Christian?
Yes, we do. We also believe that the person who starves himself to death does so as a service to the Lord, too. That person also gives thanks to God for commanding that person to starve himself to death. 7After all, not one of us humans lives to himself. Neither does any man die to himself.
Ooh, what logic.
8 After all, every human lives and dies unto the Lord. Therefore, whether we are alive or dead, we are the Lord's property.
Not so. In speaking to religious Jews, Christians, and Muslims, the Savior says:
"You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the Truth because there is no Truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it. And because I tell the Truth, you believe me not." John 8.44-45
And to God's children, the Master says:
"If you were of the world, the world would love his own. But because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.... But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake because they know not Him that sent me." John 15.19 & 21
And to God regarding God's children, the Master says:
"I have given them your Word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world even as I am not of the world. I pray not that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil. They are not of the world even as I am not of the world. Oh righteous Father, the world has not known you, but I have known you, and these have known that you have sent me." John 17.14, 16, & 25.
Do you not understand, Christian, that just because:
- all humans live due to the miracle of life provided by the Creator, and
- all humans either gain the rewards of Heaven or the consequences of Hell,
- that does NOT MEAN that all humans live unto God the way that Paul wants ignorant people to believe?
These scraptures from Romans are merely one of the times when Satan is seeking to people-please all those ignorant, shallow humans who WANT to believe that all humans everywhere are God's children, and that nobody is going to have to suffer the torment of Hell. Now think it through. Do you want Hitler to be punished for the outrageous torture and murder of millions of humans carried out in compliance to his edicts, or not? Do you think Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, and Osama bin Ladin should be punished for their crimes, or not? Should God let child molesters, rapists, torturers, and murderers go unpunished for their crimes, or not?
9 I'll answer that. God should let everybody get away with murder, for Christ both died, and rose, and revived [sic] so that He might be Lord both of the dead and living!
Well, excuuuuuuuuuse me, but the Savior informs us loud and clear that He is NOT the Lord of the dead.
"But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? God is NOT the God of the dead, but of the living." Matthew 22.31-32
When the flesh of a child of God dies, his soul lives on. That last scrapture from Paul was merely another of Satan's attempts to deceive Roman Catholic Christians into believing that they could pay their priests to pray dead sinners out of death and into Heaven. Wrong! We get one chance in the flesh to live our lives the right way. The person who fails suffers the torment of Hell.
But Satan says:
10 But why do you judge your brother?
Because Jesus commands us to. He says:
"First cast the beam out of your own eye. THEN you shall see clearly to cast the mote out of your brother's eye. Matthew 7.5
With what judgment you judge, you shall be judged, and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again. Matthew 5.2
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. John 7.24
Yes, and why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?" Luke 12.57
And to the Pharisee Simon, He said, "You have rightly judged." Luke 7.43
"For as the Father has life in himself, so has He given to the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of man." John 5.26-27.
And when we give birth to the Spirit of the Son of man, He fills us with His judgment and commands us to execute His judgment by speaking up on His behalf. Thus, I tell you again that His "Judge not," commandment is to be obeyed by all humans just entering the process of gaining salvation. As we grow Spiritually, God commands us to judge.
Oh, why do you Romans set at nought your brother? After all, we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, 11for it is written, "As I live," saith the Lord, "every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God." 12Therefore, every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 13Let us not, therefore, judge one another anymore. Instead, thou shalt judge this: "No man shall put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way."
Well, what is your judgment call on, "No man shall put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way," Christian? After all, Jesus IS the stumblingstone and rock of offense to both houses of Israel, Jews and Gentiles alike. So is your judgment, "Jesus is BAD, BAD, BAD for having become the stumblingstone and rock of offense! Therefore, anybody who repeats Jesus' Doctrine is BAD, BAD, BAD, because that person is placing the stumblingstone and rock of offense before other people. So there!"? And if that were your judgment, you wouldn't be blaspheming the Savior, would you? Not you. You're too smart for that, right?
The scripture cited by Paul comes from Isaiah. So let's see what God was saying within the entire context of these scriptures.
Isaiah 45.1 Thus says the Lord to His anointed, "To Cyrus (me, the person who says, "Sire us, God! Let the Spirit of the Son of man give birth throughout the world!") whose right hand (writing hand) I have held to subdue nations before him, and who says, 'I will loosen the loins of kings to open before Him the two leaved gates of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and the gates shall not be shut!'
2 I will go before you," says God, "and make the crooked places straight. I will break in pieces the gates of brass and cut in sunder the bars of iron of the prisons named religion that hold people hostage to false beliefs. 3And I will give you the treasures of darkness," by letting me perceive the blasphemies in Paul's babble and the babble of the other religions of the world. "And I will give you the hidden riches of secret places -- (the buried treasures of enlightenment contained within the Bible) so that you may know that I, the Lord which calls you by your name, am the God of IsReal.
4 For Jacob my servant's sake and IsReal my elect, I have even called you by your name. I have surnamed you even though you have not known me. 5I am the Lord, and there is none else. There is no God beside me. I girded you even though you have not known me 6so that they may know from the rising of the sun (the East) and from the West that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is no other God.
7 I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create evil. I the Lord do all these things.
8 Drop down, you heavens from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together. I the Lord have created it.
9 Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, 'What are you making?' or say of your work, 'He has no hands!'?
10 Woe unto him that says to his father, 'What have you begotten?' or to the woman, 'What have you brought forth?'"
God is primarily referring to the iniquity / discrimination of the world's religions wherein some people are held to be less than fully human based on race, gender, nationality, handicap, etc., thereby mocking God's Creation.
11 Thus says the Lord Jesus, the Holy One of IsReal, and His Maker God the Father, "Ask me of things to come concerning my sons and concerning the work of my hands. Command you to know the answers straight from me. 12I have made the earth and created man upon it. I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. 13I have raised up my Son in righteousness, and I will direct all His ways. He shall build my city, and He shall let go my captives, but not for price nor reward," says the Lord of hosts.
14 Thus says the Lord, "The labor of Egypt, the merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, and men of stature shall come over unto you, and they shall be yours. They shall come after you. In chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto you. They shall make supplication unto you saying, 'Surely God is in you, and there is none else. There is no other God. 15Verily you are a God that hides yourself, O God of IsReal, the Savior.'"
Yes, indeed. God hides Himself from all liars.
16 "They shall be ashamed, and also confounded -- all of them. They shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols. 17But IsReal shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation. You shall not be ashamed nor confounded, world without end, 18for thus says the Lord that created the heavens -- God Himself is He that formed the earth and made it. He has established it. He created it not in vain. He formed it to be inhabited. 'I am the Lord, and there is none else. 19I have not spoken in secret in a dark place of the earth. I said not unto the seed of Jacob, "Seek you me in vain!" I the Lord speak righteousness. I declare things that are right.'
20 Assemble yourselves and come. Draw near together, you that are escaped of the nations of religion. They have no knowledge of God that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save."
That is a direct hit on Christianity. The wooden cross -- the great graven image of Christianity -- is the wood of the graven image to which God Himself refers. And He is telling us loud and clear that Christians have no knowledge of Him. They do not perceive His Doctrine, and thus have NOT gained salvation.
21 "You tell them of my Doctrine, and bring them near. Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I the Lord spoken it through my prophets? And there is no other God besides me. I am a just God and a Savior. There is no God beside me.
22 Look unto me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else. 23I have sworn by myself. The word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness and shall not return -- that unto me every knee shall bow and every tongue shall swear. 24Surely, shall one say, 'In the Lord have I righteousness and strength.' Even to him shall men come, and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
25 In the Lord shall all the seed of IsReal be justified, and shall glory."