Jesus the Christ is not Lord to be
But now reigns from heaven down here upon earth
Blessing the righteous but the wicked are cursed
What About Homosexuals & God’s Compassion?
A homosexual person sent a comment about my essay, God’s Compassion (http://diablog.postmilworld.com/?p=71). What follows is my response to him.
You left a comment on my blog some months ago. I was meaning to reply but lost track of your contact info when my blog went down and I had to restore [...]
Christ, in very un-pluralistic fashion commanded his people to disciple the nations (Matthew 28:18-20), teaching them to obey all that Christ taught them (which excludes all that other religions teach); this is also why judges and kings are commanded to “kiss the Son” (Psalm 2:10-12). Christ is Lord of all! This rule of Christ, to whom “all authority has been given” in heaven and on earth, comes through the “dominion” of the Church. Not a dominion of oppression and dominance, but a dominion of nurture and cultivation as she teaches and lives the Gospel of Christ and thus draws the nations (Isaiah 60) into the Kingdom of God. Jeremiah gives us a picture of this in the following verses.
Luke 4:25-27 (NKJV)
But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land;  but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of [...]
When God’s people are the people we are called by God to be, we make a huge difference in the world. God’s people set a standard that both inspires and forces a greater honesty and righteousness of those around. The Prophet Daniel an outstanding example of this.
Daniel was probably a teen-ager when he along with other Jews were carried captive to Nebuchadnezzar’s army to Babylon. From the start Daniel
One of the marvelous aspects of this city-temple of Ezekiel is the walls and gates. It is evident that the walls are not made for defense, for they are only about 12 feet high (Ezek. 40:5). The gates on the other hand are extraordinarily large and disproportionate; much taller than necessary. The gates are about 120 feet high (Ezek. 40:14). What could this mean?
“See! You are just like us! There is no reason for us to love righteousness and hate iniquity. You, Church, say that you love righteousness and hate iniquity, but look at you! You sin! You are no different from us!”
Thus the world is glad when a righteous man stumbles. Yet stumbling reveals that the man was walking. Worldlings do not walk; they wallow in their sin like a pig in its mire (2 Peter 2:22). The righteous man walks and sometimes falls. When he falls the worldlings look up from their mud hole of sin and immoral unbelief
Judgment of Nations - a Lesson to All Nations and Generations
Ezekiel 23:45-49 (NKJV)
But righteous men will judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses, and blood is on their hands.  “For thus says the Lord God: ‘Bring up an assembly against them, [...]
Five times in the Book of Revelation, Jesus, God the Son, says He is the “First and the Last.” What is Jesus claiming? The first time God uses this designation of Himself is in Isaiah 41:4. Whenever the New Testament uses a phrase, a name, a symbol, or any other figure that has its origins in the Old Testament, we should study to discover what the original intent of it is. In this case it is obvious from the context of Isaiah 41:4 that God is claiming Himself sovereign over history. In Revelation Jesus claims Himself the First and the Last, thus claiming to be the Sovereign Lord over history.
Human nature assumes that, “If I do something wrong, and I am not immediately punished for it, it was not really so bad what I did. Surely, if it were actually wrong, I would have been punished by now.” In this way human nature justifies the sin committed and provides sanction for those sins which it will commit in the future.