Author: Buen Consejo

Which is the Right Bible to Read?

September 10, 2011 | Buen Consejo | for http://www.baptist.org | As you continue reading the Bible, I thought it prudent to make you aware of what is going on in the world of truth. Since the days when Eve (Gen 3:1-6) replied to the serpent’s questioning of the words of God, the battle has been on. She replied with her own, re-worded version in her own words and easier to understand (though it was riddled with inaccuracies) and Satan answered with a more scholarly version (having more truth than hers, just one lie). Mankind fell! Jesus was also tempted of the Devil and answered with correct, word for word quoting of the words of God and stood! (Matt 4) The current day battle over the hearts and minds of Christians is still on the forefront. Psalms 11:3 “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The word of God is the main source of Christian strength and improvement. 1 Peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby,” it is also the main weapon in the fight against evil. Ephesians 6:17b “…and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” There are many, even in the ministry that use the “so called Bibles” and hold the truth in unrighteousness. Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is...

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Faith Statements. What is the Best Kind?

September 8, 2011 | Buen Consejo | for http://www.baptist.org  | Faith statements?  What is your faith in the Lord about?  Or, whom is it about? Him.. you..?  Do you serve God?  Or does he serve you? So many Christians make statements of faith in the Lord (concerning their daily lives) that sound like these: “The Lord will take care of me.” “The Lord will meet my needs.”  “The Lord loves me, even if ya’ll don’t.” “I know the Lord will heal me.” and so forth.  Most of the statements of faith are about what the Lord can or will do for them.  Though there are times and places for that, such statements indicate a lack of faith. That’s why you have to remind yourself about promises he has for you. Instead, if you actually believe he will meet your needs, go on and do for him.  Proverbs 30:15a “The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give.” Of the great statements of faith that I see in the scriptures I offer you these:  Do you remember Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (Dan 1:6)? OK, maybe you don’t. They are the Hebrews known more commonly by their Babylonian names Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  OK, now you remember.  Nebuchadnezzar, the evil king, was going to throw them into a fiery furnace if they would not bow down to his idol.  Their statement faith is...

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A Story of Two Brothers. Which Are You Like?

September 8, 2011 | Buen Consejo | for http://www.baptist.org A story of two brothers. One was seeking something very different than the other was. Which are you like? What can you learn from this story? The LORD said to a woman named Rebekah, Genesis 25:23-26  “And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.  And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.  And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.”   Esau and Jacob.  These are two famous brother. Jacob later became named Israel. He is the father of the children of Israel, the Jews. Esau is the focus of today’s post.  The story continues:    Genesis 25:27  “And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.  And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.   And...

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Scripture Reading, Daily Schedule, Balanced Diet!

September 8, 2011 | Buen Consejo | for http://www.baptist.org | Just as one would not eat only meat, only veggies or only honey; one must use the scriptures wisely.  A balance between the harder to digest meat and the quicker energy honey, offset by the break down of the fiber rich foods is healthiest. Here is a plan that would give a balanced diet: Morning reading:  New Testament.  A good order for a new beginner would be John, then Paul’s writings (Romans through Philemon). A more knowledgeable student could begin with Paul.  After completing Paul’s letters go to Acts, followed by Hebrews through Revelations.  20 minutes in the morning for this first reading (more is always allowed). Mid-morning: Proverbs or Psalms.  10 minutes of either or a mixture. Lunch: This is a good time to read the gospels. 10 minutes. Evening: Old Testament. Start at Genesis- 2 Kings.  After that the major prophets.  Next the Chronicles through Job.  Lastly the minor prophets. 20...

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What is Your support Mechanism?

  September 7th, 2011 | Buen Consejo | for http://www.baptist.org/ | Where does your help come from? Of whom do you seek deliverance and assistance? What is your support mechanism? Are you sure? Or are you a living a double standard?  Read on and see >>   Hebrews 13:6  “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”  Do you think that you do this? But, do you? There was a king in Judah many years ago.  Asa was his name. He was a pretty good king.  2 Chronicles 15:17b   “…nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.”  His heart was perfect towards God.  But, does that mean that all of his actions were? Did he do some things because he saw the normal way to do things and never questioned it? Let’s see what happened.  2 Chronicles 16:7-13 “And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand. Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen? yet, because thou didst rely on the LORD, he delivered them into thine hand.  ...

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