LIM RADIO Replay; Augmented Reality!

https://omny.fm/shows/like-it-matters-radio/01-26-22-augmented-reality

Today on Like It Matters Radio Mr. Black wants to talk about how we are made to create. Nobody responds to reality, we respond to our map of reality. In other words we choose the reality, that we choose to live in. That’s not psycho babble, that is reality. With the coming online of full Artificial Intelligence capacity and the advancement of Virtual Reality and Augmented reality, it’s getting more and more difficult to devise, what is REALITY? This is not just happening in the scientific community, it is happening in the psychological home of each individual! We must understand how to find the truth, through all the Augmented reality. Tune into Like It Matters Radio for an hour of power as Mr. Black breaks down for his listeners: Augmented Reality.
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January 26. 2022

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”. -1 Corinthians 2:9 ESV

Warrior;
This verse helps us understand that we should know our Bible. The Bible is God’s instruction manual for living on this planet, in this tabernacle. The Bible itself tells us the value of the WORD OF GOD, of the Bible, itself. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness”. (2 Timothy 3:16 ESV) The NLT (New Living Translation) has a more explanatory wording; All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. (2 Timothy 3:16 NLT) This is what the letter of 1 Corinthians is all about. Acts 18 tells us that Paul went to Corinth, and he spent some time there teaching and building the church. He was there for about 1.5 years and then went to Ephesus. After about 3 years in Ephesus, Paul received word that the church in Corinth was ‘sinning’, they were missing the mark and setting up divisions in the church. This letter was a letter to remind the church what was true, make them realize what they were doing wrong, it was to teach them what is true and make them realize what they were doing wrong. It was in Corinth that Paul got the Spiritual understanding that He was going to preach to the Gentiles. Paul devoted himself fully to the word, testifying to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ. But when they opposed and insulted him, he shook out his garments and told them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” (Acts 18:5b-6) Most people would have fled Corinth, because of the resistance and the attacks from supposed friend and foe- but Paul was a Spiritual man, not a natural man so He did what the Spirit informed him, not what His flesh desired. Acts 18:9-10 shows us that Paul was a Spiritual man. A man who followed the Spirit of the LORD and NOT the Spirit of the flesh. “One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking; do not be silent. For I am with you and no one will lay a hand on you, because I have many people in this city.” So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching the word of God among the Corinthians. (Acts 18:9-11) Paul had the mind of Christ, instead of the mind of man. How about you? Are you thinking like the WORLD, or are you following after God?

Leader, what is interesting about today’s verse is that it is one of those misunderstood scriptures. It is professed to mean one thing, but it means something totally different than what most understand. Before we get to the meaning of today’s scripture, let’s note something else important about Paul and about understanding your Bible. I think it is great to memorize scripture. It is awesome and a powerful tool when one can quote scripture book, chapter, and verse. However, what is more important than knowing the ADDRESS of Scripture, is knowing the MEANING of Scripture. It is more important to LIVE THE WORD, then to be able to RECITE THE WORD by book, chapter, and verse. Whenever someone is quoting the Old Testament, they always say, “It is written”. This is one of the many times where Paul quotes the essence of what the WORD SAYS without getting a specific scripture verbatim, or “Word for Word”. It is more important to KNOW THE BIBLE and be able to properly apply, than to memorize letters and numbers where to find those words. Ellicott’s Commentary on todays scripture notes: “Although the words given here are not to be found in the same sequence in any passage in the Old Testament, still there are phrases scattered through the writings of Isaiah (see Isaiah 64:4; Isaiah 65:17; see also Isaiah 62:15), which would easily be joined together in memory and resemble even verbally the passage as written here by the Apostle. This is not the only place in which St. Paul would seem to thus refer to the Old Testament scriptures (see 1Corinthians 1:19-20) when he is not basing any argument upon a particular sentence in the Scriptures, but merely availing himself of some thoughts or words in the Old Testament as an illustration of some truth which he is enforcing. The quotation as it stands is not found in the Old Testament, Paul is in essence ‘paraphrasing’ an underlying message of scripture that He has accumulated with His deep understanding and study of the scripture. This is another instance of a ‘loose general reminiscence’ (see 1 Corinthians 14:21; Romans 9:33), by Paul. As Saint Jerome, the Latin translator of the Bible, from Hebrew put it. “Non verbum e verbo expressit,”. Also, this verse to most is talking about a future blessing to those who believe in God. That is without a doubt true, but this is NOT what this scripture is talking about- it has been mis-applied. Pulpit Commentary says: “Neither have entered into the heart of man; literally, things which have not set foot upon the heart. The general thought is that God’s revelations (for the immediate reference is to these, and not to future bliss) pass all understanding. The quotation of these words as referring to heaven is one of the numberless instances of texts inaccurately applied”.

Conduit, this verse is about the MIND OF CHRIST vs the mind of man, the Spiritual man vs the natural man, and the SPIRIT OF THE LORD vs the SPIRIT of the world. The message is picked up in Chapter 1 and continues through the first 3 chapters as one solid weave! It is written: The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent. “So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended, and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength. (1 Corinthians 1:18-25) No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began. But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord. (2 Corinthians 7-8) Stop deceiving yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you need to become a fool to be truly wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.” And again, “The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise; he knows they are worthless.” (1 Corinthians 3:18-20) If God hasn’t Elected them, or called them then the things of God will sound like a fable to them. They CANNOT understand the things of the SPIRIT when they are living in the FLESH! Virgin birth, Sinful nature of man, Redemption, Justification, the CROSS, the blood of Jesus, the Trinity, Jacob’s Trouble, Repentance, Sanctification…these are mere fables to the NATURAL MAN! It is time to decide; Liked by man or Pleasing to God? The Lord, or the World? Wise by God’s standard or by man’s standard? Today is the day of decision!

LIM RADIO Replay: Reality…

https://omny.fm/shows/like-it-matters-radio/01-25-22-reality-what-a-concept

Today on Like It Matters Radio Mr. Black wants to talk about Reality. Reality is an interesting concept. Reality is defined as: the world, or state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. Reality is the basis for everything we do, or do not do- would you give your life for a lie? If someone says they live you, but you don’t believe them- do you feel loved? Are you loved? With the Metaverse and with AI, VR and AR- it’s time to consider, what is real? Tune into Like It Matters Radio for an hour of power as Mr. Black posits: Reality- What a Concept!
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January 25. 2022

A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, ‘How have we polluted you?’ By saying that the LORD’s table may be despised. When you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer those that are lame or sick, is that not evil? Present that to your governor; will he accept you or show you favor? says the LORD of hosts. And now entreat the favor of God, that he may be gracious to us. With such a gift from your hand, will he show favor to any of you? says the LORD of hosts. – Malachi 1:6-9 ESV

Warrior;

Does the WORD have a word for us today! Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament in time, chronological order, and in order of the layout of the Canon, the Bible. As with everything else in God’s Word, there are poly-purposes for all that God does. No man owns the truth- we are all OFF a little, some are more off than others. It is impossible to know the mind of God and all His purposive strivings, but there is no hiding the fact that God gets tired of the fake, and insincere actions of His creatures and His children. Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” (Romans 11:33-35)

Leader, God tells us IN THE BEGINNING that we are made in the GOD class; Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. (Genesis 1:26a) IN the beginning God created…. (Genesis 1:1) Just like God we were made to create. We were made for relationships with God and with each other; Vertical and Horizontal. And we were made with the ability to create. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) The key word in this verse is the word “thinks.” The word “thinks” is telling you that God is targeting your thought process – what you think about on a daily basis. He wants to be the FOREFRONT of our thoughts. Like a lover, God wants us to think about HIM often and DESIRE to spend time with HIM and FOR HIM. After the book of Malachi, God was silent for 400 years. It was not until John the Baptist making a way in the desert for THE ONE; Though his ministry follows mine, I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandal.” (John 1:27)

Conduit, there was a remnant back in the city of Jerusalem, the temple was being rebuilt, the city walls and gates were being rebuilt, God was calling His people home after the separation from His people and the punishment for their transgressions. We have the book of Nehemiah and Ezra talking about both of those rebuilding projects. People were physically coming back but they were farther away from God, then when they were scattered from Jerusalem and in captivity in Babylon. ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. (Matthew 15:8) God does NOT WANT TO BE A CHECKED BOX! He doesn’t want us to do empty rituals, and traditional actions, He wants our hearts, and He wants our TIME. Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ (Matthew 9:13a) Like many people I know, God can get tired of empty relationships and broken commitments, unkept promises. Religion is man’s attempt to ‘Get to’ God. However, Christianity is God coming down to connect with man. God is looking for a connection, an intimate relationship of time and emotion spent together. If God has become silent in your life, maybe it is time to stop going through the motions and invest in a relationship with God the Father through His Son, Jesus. Many people will stop talking to others when they have been disappointed over and over. How is your relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Is He your PORTION? Is He your DESIRE? Do you crave connection and HIS PRESENCE, like you would a lover or a close friend? The Time is NOW to reconnect with the God of the universe through a personal relationship with His Son, our Savior and LORD- Jesus the Christ!

LIM RADIO Replay: It’s the Environment!

https://omny.fm/shows/like-it-matters-radio/01-24-22-its-the-environment

Today on Like It Matters Radio Mr. Black wants to remind us of the importance of our environment. Our environment: the norms, acceptable behavior, common ways of thinking and doing things- dictate so much. The study of Epigenetics teaches us that ‘we are a community of 300 Trillion cells all driven by our environment’. As leaders, as difference makers we must be aware of our environment, so we can be safe, we can be productive and we can be in control of our outcomes! Tune into Like It Matters Radio for an hour of power as Mr. Black reminds us; It’s the environment….

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January 24. 2022

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. – Ephesians 1:2-4 ESV

Warrior;

Now that is a greeting! A typical greeting in America is a head nod, it is a handshake, maybe a ‘good morning\evening, a smile and an insincere, ‘how are you’? This was Paul’s typical greeting. It was GRACE, it was PEACE and then some form of doxology about the GLORY of GOD. Grace to you was the typical GREEK greeting. PEACE, or shalom, is the typical Hebrew greeting. So Paul honored both the Greek and the Jew. As always, it was way more than just a politically correct salutation. It was about taking the traditional Greek meaning of Grace and putting God’s meaning of GRACE, called Jesus, to the word. Then, when we understand and accept that grace, we can then have the PEACE OF GOD! It is ALWAYS GRACE first and then PEACE. It is never Peace and Grace, it is GRACE and PEACE TO YOU! Until we know the GRACE OF GOD, we can never experience the PEACE OF GOD!

Leader Chuck Smith put it simply, “We will never know the PEACE OF GOD IN OUR LIFE, until we know the GRACE OF GOD towards us. Keep it Simple Soldier! WE must deny the wile of the enemy called Confusion. What is lacking in our world is PEACE. There are people burning down cities, destroying our education system and creating racial animosity all in the name of creating peace. Dr. J Vernon McGee would say, “We are all speaking the same language, but using different dictionaries”. The cry is NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE, however there will never be peace, because there is no justice this side of eternity. It is written, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’. (Romans 3:23) It is also written, “For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it”. (James 2:10) The reason we need a Savior has its roots in the nature of God and the nature of man: first, the Bible says God has a plan and human beings are critical to that plan. Second, God is holy, and He cannot abide around, or be in the presence of sin. Third, every human being has sinned, and every human has an intrinsic sin nature. Here is the problem; living with God requires sinless perfection, and none of us is perfect. That is why we need a Savior—and Scripture identifies Him as Jesus Christ (Luke 2:11; Titus 2:13–14).

Conduit, now let’s wrap this up with the link that keeps the chain connected. Since we have been given grace, unmerited favor, God tells us to do the same to others. “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:14-15) God also tells us, “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven. Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:37-38) This is the Golden Rule; Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. What could any human being do, that is worse than what we do, and have done to God? In Matthew 18:21-35, Jesus told a parable about forgiveness. A king who forgave a huge debt was angry when the one he’d forgiven demanded from another debtor that he be paid a much smaller debt owed to him. The king held the man accountable, reminding us that God has forgiven us a larger debt than we could ever repay. Grace and Mercy to you to the Glory of God. Our cries should be for MERCY, for GRACE, so that we can have the PEACE OF GOD! Be careful about your cries for Justice, the justice you cry for may someday come knocking at your door. No Jesus, No Peace. KNOW JESUS, KNOW PEACE!

January 23. 2022

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 1:10-11 ESV

Warrior;

This is about Confidence in your position with God. To understand that God has CALLED you, and that God has CHOSEN you! It is about the B.S- Belief System. Everything we do, or do not do, is driven by a BELIEF SYSTEM. If you think about it, that is what FAITH is, a BELIEF SYSTEM. Our beliefs dictate our actions and the justification for those actions. God tells us without this belief system called FAITH- it is impossible to please Him. If we have doubt, then that creates CONFUSION. Yahweh is not a God of confusion, that is from the devil. Our enemy’s #1 weapon formed against us is CONFUSION. When we are confused we don’t speak TRUTH to the lies of the world, step out, or stand up. We must walk in the CONFIDENCE of who we are in the LORD and what HE HAS CALLED US TO DO! As we look to the Apostle Paul, we can see the confidence and boldness that he exerts outwardly because he believes inwardly. Notice the opening in his 1st letter to the church in Corinth. “Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”. Paul is heeding Peter’s advice and “Making his calling and his election sure!!

Leader, GotQuestions dot Org comments the following on this scripture: A believer’s “calling” is God’s drawing him to salvation. Peter alludes to this calling earlier in the same chapter when he speaks of God “who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3). A believer’s “election” is God’s selection of him to be saved from before time began. The doctrine of election or predestination is taught elsewhere in the Bible, too (see Romans 8:29–30; Ephesians 1:5, 11; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4; and 2 Timothy 2:10). God is the one who calls and elects, so the believer’s calling and election are already “sure” from God’s point of view; therefore, the command for believers to diligently make their calling and election sure must refer to the believers’ point of view. God wants us to have assurance of our salvation, and the best way to do that is to be pursuing godly virtues and actively growing in the Christian life. Notice how Paul introduces Himself in 1 Corinthians 1:1; 1Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God. Any questions? How do you describe yourself when you meet someone new? Do you know your calling? What is God’s will for your life? C.T. Studd wrote a great poem and the recurring line of prose throughout his poem, shows the clarity of a Warrior for God; “Only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last”! That was Paul’s mindset, is that yours?

Conduit, ‘We have only one life and it will be soon to pass. Only what we do for Christ is going to last’. It is important that we know what we are, by the WILL OF GOD. What is God’s will for our life? Nothing else is as important as fulfilling God’s purpose for our creation, our calling- our selection is because He is love and He will have mercy on who He chooses to have Mercy on! Consider in the 1st 10 Verses of 1 Corinthians, Paul uses and refers to Jesus Christ, over and over again. In every verse except v 5, Paul makes use of the name of Jesus, and His title, and\or His role. and in v5, he says enriched by HIM. Paul is centered on Christ-Christ was His life. How much time do you spend daily centered on Jesus? How many people, who are NOT family, know of your PASSION for the CHRIST? I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20). If it is about CHRIST and we know we have been elected and called- then be CONFIDENT and BOLD. The world wants you to look in your past, but God is coming in the NEAR FUTURE! The World wants you to look down, but GOD is calling us to LOOK UP! If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:1-4) For in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you! Look up and examine yourself to see if you are still in the Faith! Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his purpose.

January 22. 2022

Therefore, he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. – Hebrews 2:17-18 ESV

Warrior;
1 John 2:1-2 tells us, My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. The Greek word for atonement is ‘hiloskomai’, meaning to propitiate. Christ is “the propitiation,” because by his becoming our substitute and assuming our obligations he expiated (paid for, redressed, redeemed, offset, our guilt), covered it-by the vicarious(substitute) punishment which he endured.

Leader, Norman Geisler writes, “One of the most important expressions of salvation is the word atonement, translated from the Hebrew ‘kaphar’. Literally, kaphar means; “to cover”, but it also carries a broader meaning of “expiation, condoning, wiping away, placating, or canceling. The Authorized Version translates kaphar as: To appease, to disannul, to forgive, to be merciful, to pacify, to pardon, to purge, to put off, and to reconcile. The key thoughts are TO COVER OVER in God’s eyes, and\or “To Wipe Away”.”

Conduit, see Psalm 103:14, God knows our need- He knows our Frame! God knew us before we were born! See (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 71:6, Isaiah 44:24, 49:15). Romans 3:10 tells us, No one is righteous–not even one and Romans 3:23 tells us; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. As you can see HUMANITY is in need of atonement-MERCY! Romans 5:12 says, Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. I have heard that “Mercy” in many forms, is in the Bible over 340 times. Whether it is 100 or 300 undoubtedly this is a KEY PURPOSE for the incarnate LIFE of CHRIST. Will you accept HIS free gift of MERCY? You will ONLY IF, you know YOU NEED IT and UNDERSTAND, it is AVAILABLE through JESUS!

LIM RADIO Replay: Diamonds in the Rough.

https://omny.fm/shows/like-it-matters-radio/01-21-22-diamonds-in-the-rough

Today on Like It Matters Radio Mr. Black wants to encourage his listeners to embrace adversity and to be uncomfortable. We have a tendency to desire and seek comfort, but it is in adversity and learning to overcome, that we develop into the best version of ourselves. There are three questions that allow a leader to get Clear Vision: Where am I now, where am I going, and what will it take to get there- how long? Those three questions will help a leader develop a CLEAR VISION. However, sometimes we need to ask another question, and that question is, “What am I doing here?’ Sometimes, we need to consider that where we are at, is beneath who we are! Tune into Like It Matters Radio for an hour of Power as Mr. Black and guests from Team 231 have their listeners consider: Diamonds in the Rough.
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January 21. 2022

Brethren, I speak in terms of human relations: even though it is only a man’s covenant, yet when it has been ratified, no one sets it aside or adds conditions to it. Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as referring to many, but rather to one, “And to your seed,” that is, Christ. What I am saying is this: The Law, which came four hundred and thirty years later, does not invalidate a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to nullify the promise. For if the inheritance is based on law, it is no longer based on a promise; but God has granted it to Abraham by means of a promise- Galatians 3:15-18 NAS

Warrior;
Did someone put a hex on you? Have you taken leave of your senses? Something crazy has happened, for it’s obvious that you no longer have the crucified Jesus in clear focus in your lives. His sacrifice on the cross was certainly set before you clearly enough. Let me put this question to you: How did your new life begin? Was it by working your heads off to please God? Or was it by responding to God’s message to you? Are you going to continue in this craziness? For only crazy people would think they could complete by their own efforts what has begun by God.

Leader, If you weren’t smart enough or strong enough to begin it, how do you suppose you could perfect it? Did you go through this whole painful learning process for nothing? It is not yet a total loss, but it certainly will be if you keep this up! Answer this question: Does the God who lavishly provides you with his own presence, his Holy Spirit, working things in your lives you could never do for yourselves, does he do these things because of your strenuous moral striving or because you trust him to do them in you? Don’t these things happen among you just as they happened with Abraham? He believed God, and that act of belief was turning into a life that was right with God. (Galatians 3:1-6 The Message)

Conduit, Paul calls a CURSE upon anybody who attempts to add human WORKS to God’s justification of the CROSS! I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! Let us be like PAUL and preach the GOOD NEWS of the GOSPEL OF GRACE, the only TRUE GOSPEL! Acts 20:24 shows us the HEART of a WARRIOR of God: But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Get your WARRIOR HEART ON! The Gospel: GRACE alone, through FAITH alone, in CHRIST alone, to the GLORY OF GOD alone, with the BIBLE alone! Keep it Simple Soldier!