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Twelve God-given Truths to Understand His Word - l. Ray Smith

Twelve God-given Truths to Understand His Word - l. Ray Smith

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"None of the wicked shall understand; but the Wise shall understand" 
(Daniel 12:10)In this paper I'm going to briefly outline just twelve truths of Scripture from many that God hasshown me over the years. I try to apply these truths to all subjects that I write about. More than justtruths, I look upon them as spiritual commandments from God, absolutely necessary in rightlydividing the Word of Truth. My hope and my prayer is that God will grace you with a spirit ofwisdom to comprehend these marvelous revelations of Scripture.I have received countless emails over the years in which my detractors inform me that theScriptures are easy to understand: all one has to do is read them.That’s not true. Billions of Christians "read" the Scriptures, but have not a clue as to what theymean. And one of the biggest problems in not understanding what they have read is that they donot
the Scriptures. And why don’t they believe? Because their shepherds have deceivedthem into believing that Christian doctrines take precedent over the Scriptures.I know of not one Christian doctrine that is completely Scriptural. Not one. And that includes,SDA’s, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Science, and every other institutionalizedchurch and denomination of manmade creeds. These truths that I am presenting here are "creedbusters." They destroy the doctrines of men. They make the wisdom of religion look incrediblystupid. God’s truths are like treasures hidden in a field. We must buy the field and then diligentlysearch out the treasure. The following twelve truths of Scripture could make you very spirituallywealthy.
"And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the LastAdam
[Jesus Christ]
was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not firstwhich is spiritual, but that which is NATURAL; and afterward that which isSPIRITUAL"
(I Cor. 15:45-46).[B]
"It is sown
[a physical body which dies]
; it is raised
[which is made immortal and never dies]
(I Cor.15:44).[C]
"Who shall change our
VILE BODY, that it may be fashioned like untoHis
(Phil. 3:21).[D]
"If I have told you EARTHLY things
, and you believe not, how shallyou believe, if I tell you of HEAVENLY
(John 3:12).The sequence of God’s plan of salvation for mankind is most important—First is the physical andthen comes the spiritual.Without the knowledge of this principle of Scripture, it is impossible to understand what man isand what is his destiny. Have you not been taught that the first Adam was indeed a
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living, immortal spirit,"
and that afterward, at the resurrection; his immortal soul will be given anETERNAL PHYSICAL BODY? (Then there is also the ungodly doctrine called the "Law ofCircularity" which teaches that we have always existed as spirits, and are now spirits having aphysical experience—just the opposite of the truth).It was the
natural body
of Adam that became a
living soul
after God breathed into him. Andthat living soul was subject to death (Gen. 2:17 and Ezek. 18:4 & 20). Even this simple, straight-forward truth of Scripture is universally denied.God said that Adam would
"SURELY die"
(Gen. 2:17).
But most have been taught that Adamwas an immortal, spiritual soul that can NEVER, EVER DIE. I just received a DVD fromInternationally famous, self-styled prophet, Jack Van Impe, in which it is stated: "Once we areborn, WE NEVER DIE." Jack Van Impe parrots that Old Serpent who told the world’s firstrecorded lie, when he said:
"you shall NOT SURELY die"
(Gen. 3:4)It is universally taught (and believed) that Adam and Eve were already formed and created in thevery spiritual image of God way back in the garden. This is not, however, how the Hebrewmanuscripts read, as a perfect creature formed in the very spiritual image of God, that not onlydoes not sin, but cannot sin. The reason that Jesus (made unto sinful flesh) did not sin, was notthat He could not sin, but rather His Father WOULD NOT LET HIM SIN. Jesus was born with aphysical body, and therefore that body had to die. But I assure you that Jesus did not possess a"carnal mind" in that body of flesh. He sinned NOT.Making mankind into God’s own Image is a process that involves a lifetime of trials andtribulations that includes the crucifying and mortifying of the carnal human mind and body. I realizethat from the King James and many modern translations it sounds like it was a "past tense"made in His image at creation, but actually it was not. Gen. 1:26-27 is equivalent to our Englishimperfect. Here is how one Version translates it:
"And saying is God, Make WILL WE
[a continuing action]
humanity in Ourimage…"
[a continuing action]
is God humanity in His image"
(Gen.1:26a & 27a
Concordant Literal Old Testament 
),Man is not a "spirit being" having a "physical" experience, but rather man is a "physical andmortal" being having a "spiritual" experience. We are first born mortal [physical], but in theresurrection God gives us immortality (the spiritual). Throw away this marvelous truth of Scripture,and you will be as deceived as Kenneth Copeland when he stated that when Adam was created,he was so shining, so glorious, so spiritual, so GOD-like, that one could not even see his body forthe glorious radiance of his spirituality. Oh really? And is that why he was
although he
"…knew not that he was wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and NAKED"
(Gen. 3: 7 versus Rev. 3:17)?Just prior to Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit, we read that Eve:
"…saw that the tree was good for food
[‘the lust of the flesh,’ I John 2:16]
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and that it was pleasant to the eyes
[‘the lust of the eyes,’ I John 2:16]
,and a tree to be desired to make one wise
[‘the pride of life,’ I John 2:16]
,she did eat… and he did eat"
(Gen. 3:6).It is not just the eating of the fruit that was a sin, but the
"lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, andpride of life"
that went before the eating. And just why were they so filled with sin at their verycreation? Because they were in the "perfect spiritual image of GOD?" Poppycock. They werenatural, physical, carnal, and
"…the carnal mind
[with which Adam and Eve were created]
against God, for it is not subject to the law of God
[‘But of the tree of theknowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it…’ Gen. 2:17]
, neither indeed can be"
(Rom.8:7).So, do the Scriptures really teach what the world has been taught—that Adam and Eve weremade into the perfect spiritual
"image of God?"
Get real.Here is how GOD says He created Adam and Eve:
"For the creature was made subject to vanity
[King James Margin: "futility"]
, notwillingly, but by reason of Him
Who has subjected
[Gk: ‘subjects’—aoristtense—subjecting is still going on]
the same in hope"
(Rom. 8:20).In Dante’s inferno, "all hope is gone…," but in God’s realm He subjects the entire creation
God willfully, wantingly, knowingly, purposely, and wisely, created mankind
"subject to vanity,"
subject to failure, but beyond the failure, God also subjects the same in
Once again,contrary to all orthodox doctrine, there is hope for all of God’s carnal-minded, God-hating peopleon planet Earth. God Himself says so, in the same breath:
"because the creature itself
[thesame creation that God subjects to vanity, futility, failure, and carnal-minded hatred against God]
also shall be
[ah, did you catch that? ‘shall be’]
, delivered from the bondage of corruptioninto the glorious liberty of the children of God"
(Rom. 8:21).
Do you believe the Scriptures?Really—what about this one?And so God,
"made the creature subject to vanity"
 —failure, but later in mankind’sdevelopment, the creature
"shall be"
 — [future tense]
… shall be delivered from the bondageof corruption."
Ah yes, God created them in a condition of
andtherefore not "immortal" as is taught, but rather in
"bondage of corruption."
But thanks to God,in the resurrection of the dead,
‘…this corruption must put on incorruption, and this mortalmust put on immortality’
(I Cor. 15:54).Yes, of course, first comes the PHYSICAL (death), and then the SPIRITUAL (life). There it is—thehope of all humanity. Corruption and mortality (the physical first) must put on incorruption andimmortality [the afterward spiritual).
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