God is not the author of confusion or is he?

Gen 11:1  And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Gen 11:2  And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

Gen 11:3  And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

Gen 11:4  And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Gen 11:5  And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Gen 11:6  And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Gen 11:7  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

Gen 11:8  So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

Gen 11:9  Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

 

1 Co 1:20  Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Co 1:21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1 Co 1:22  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1 Co 1:23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

1 Co 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1 Co 1:25  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Co 1:26  For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

1 Co 1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

 

Confound is to throw into confusion or disorder according to http://www.dictionary.com/browse/confound. So, according to Genesis 11:1-9, God was the author of confusion at the tower of Babel.

 

1 Corinthians 1:27 means that God, throughout time, has authored confusion in the past, present, and will continue to in the future. He will continue until the truth is revealed, the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

1 Co 14:1  Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

1 Co 14:2  For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1 Co 14:3  But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

1 Co 14:4  He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

1 Co 14:5  I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.

1 Co 14:6  Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?

1 Co 14:7  And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?

1 Co 14:8  For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

1 Co 14:9  So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.

1 Co 14:10  There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

1 Co 14:11  Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.

1 Co 14:12  Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

1 Co 14:13  Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

1 Co 14:14  For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

1 Co 14:15  What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

1 Co 14:16  Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

1 Co 14:17  For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

1 Co 14:18  I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:

1 Co 14:19  Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

1 Co 14:20  Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

1 Co 14:21  In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.

1 Co 14:22  Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.

1 Co 14:23  If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

1 Co 14:24  But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all:

1 Co 14:25  And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

1 Co 14:26  How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

1 Co 14:27  If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

1 Co 14:28  But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

1 Co 14:29  Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge.

1 Co 14:30  If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.

1 Co 14:31  For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.

1 Co 14:32  And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

1 Co 14:33  For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

 

As stated in 1 Corinthians 14:1-33, the worship of God in the church should be peaceful and orderly. All this running around, all these people praying in tongues at the same time, no interpretation of the tongues, so-called spiritual laughter, and other things that man has came up with is not what God has authored. If you look at most of the modern-day churches, this is the norm. A pastor or preacher speaking in tongues while preaching, without any interpretation, is going against what Paul says in the above scripture.

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Can God Do Anything?

1. Can God Do Anything?

2. Can God lie? Why or why not?

3. If he cannot lie does it make him holy?

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What denomination?

1Co 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
1Co 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
1Co 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
1Co 1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
1Co 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;

1Co 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
1Co 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1Co 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1Co 3:4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
1Co 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?
1Co 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
1Co 3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

Denomination –  a group having a distinctive interpretation of a religious faith and usually its own organization – 

synonyms: religious group, sect, cult, movement, body, branch, persuasion, order, school;

Which church should I join? Join one with a like faith. Meaning join one with the same faith as yours. This means to join a denomination that believes the same as you. Any of  about 41,000 different denominations and organizations in the world to choose from. That is a lot of different faiths out there. But, Paul said something different in Ephesians.

Eph 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
Eph 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

I direct your attention to Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, If Paul, under the inspiration of God, says there is one faith then, why are there so many denominations or faiths? The better question is which one is the right faith? The answer is that none of those faiths or denominations are right. But, don’t worry. God gave us the place to find the right faith and it his His Word.

Have you had questions about certain thing in your denomination? Have those questions gone unanswered or you are given so answer that still doesn’t seem right? Lay down everything that you have been taught and study for yourself. You will find that there is a right faith and it is right in front of you. You will find it in your Bible. Remember, the faith in what Jesus did for us can be the same but, it is the doctrine that you have been taught that is different from what the Bible actually says. And it is this different doctrine that leads you down the wrong path. Remember, Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Study what your denomination teaches you and see if it is right according to God’s Word. You will find that the lost pastor that believes in his denomination is going in using the broad way and taking you to hell with him. What I want for you and more importantly what God wants for you is for you to find the narrow way. God tells us,  Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mat 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Mat 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
Mat 7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
Mat 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
Mat 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Study where your denomination came from. you will find that it came from the Mother of Harlots (the Catholic Church) in Revelation. Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Come out of the churches built by men, come out of man’s religion before it is to late.

Christianity says we all (except for the cults) believe in the same God, we are just taking a different path to get to heaven. If that is the case then, they are entering at the wide gate and taking the broad way. God says that strait is the gate and narrow is the way.

Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Study and find this narrow gate in the Bible before it is to late.

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