Welcome to the “God or Men” website. When being questioned by the unfaithful and disobedient Jewish church leaders, Acts 5:29 records that Jesus’ disciples proclaimed that they “ought to obey God rather than men”. In other words, God’s word superseded the opinions and traditions of church leaders and theologians.

As you research this website, you will discover that human opinions and traditions contradicting God’s word have also arisen in today’s Christian Church. And, we must determine to respond as faithfully as did the first-century disciples, by declaring that we will also “obey God rather than men”.

It should be our purpose to behave as nobly as the Christians in Berea, whom the Bible commends for searching the Scriptures to see if Paul’s teachings were correct (Acts 17:10-11). We also must search the Scriptures to see if the things that we’ve been taught are truly in agreement with the weight of biblical evidence. And, I encourage you to put this website “to the test”, by opening your Bible and comparing everything with Scripture. If you do so, you will be a noble Christian, according to Acts 17:10-11.

We must also remember that the vast majority of “respected” church leaders in Jesus’ day were in error. They had graduated from the respected religious schools of their day, and had received the respected religious titles of rabbi, teacher, scribe, lawyer, priest etc., but their teachings were steeped in human opinions and traditions, and were not in harmony with God’s word. Therefore, they were challenged, corrected and “schooled” by Jesus’ disciples, unlearned fishermen who had spent much personal time with Jesus and His word.

So, don’t be impressed by today’s religious schools and famous theologians with impressive, religious titles, but compare everything they teach with Scripture, as did the noble Christians in Berea. As you do so, you will find that history has repeated itself, with the traditions and opinions of men again occupying a prominent place in contemporary church doctrine. There are numerous cherished, “Christian” doctrines in today’s Church that directly and blatantly contradict the Bible. For example, Jesus’ loving, merciful and just character is being distorted and slandered via two unbiblical doctrines by contemporary theologians in complete disregard of the overwhelming weight of biblical evidence. And, God’s law has been ignored, disobeyed and changed in defiance of dozens of clear and indisputable biblical texts. Furthermore, the American Christian Church is sitting on hundreds of billions of dollars in assets, while nearly six-million children die from starvation each year throughout the world, and while hundreds of thousands of Americans are homeless. Moreover, unbiblical, seeker-sensitive lullabies are being preached as doctrines to a spiritually lazy, sleeping and selfish American Church, which has sinful behaviors rivaling those in our secular culture, according to recent church surveys.

The time has come again for common, ordinary, “unseminaried” and unbrainwashed believers who have spent much time with Jesus and His word, to challenge and correct the respected, contemporary theologians whose opinions and traditions contradict the Bible. It is time to again proclaim: “We ought to obey God rather than men”.

However, before getting into the compromises and errors within the Church, or any other doctrinal articles on this website, my first article will focus on the “Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ”, for there is nothing of greater or equal importance.

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The Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ

2nd Corinthians 4:4, in the King James Translation, refers to the gospel as the “glorious gospel of Christ”.  As you will see, the gospel is all about Jesus Christ, and it is indeed glorious, because He is glorious.

It was Jesus Christ Himself who first proclaimed the gospel in the New Testament. He said, “The time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15).

The word gospel literally means “good news”. And, right at the beginning of the book of Romans, which is viewed by most theologians as a theological treatise on the gospel, the Apostle Paul states that the gospel of God is concerning His Son Jesus Christ (Romans 1:1-3). The gospel is, therefore, the “good news” about Jesus Christ.

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Healing: Does God Still Heal Today?

Does Jesus/God still perform healing miracles today? If we want to find the “true” answer to this question, we need to look in God’s word, the Bible. Jesus said, “Thy word is truth” (John 17:17). He also said, “The truth shall set you free” (John 8:32). So, if you or someone you love needs to be delivered from sickness or disease, the place to begin is with God’s word. Continue reading

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Christian Churches Become Wealthy While Children Die From Starvation

THIS IS AN URGENT MESSAGE! If it bothers you that millions of children will die from starvation this year, while Christian Churches in America have enough money in their bank accounts to feed all of these children three meals a day throughout the year, you need to read this article. I will be discussing a few subjects related to finances in the American Christian Church, all of which should be a major concern for all sincere Christians in this nation.

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Note: This topic, “Hell”, is also presented in a “Bible Study” format. You can access it in the “Categories” column under the title, “Hell Bible Study”.

Is it biblically true that your “lost” loved ones will be writhing in unimaginable pain and torment in the fires of hell every minute of every day throughout the trillions of years of eternity? Does the Bible actually teach that trillions of years of excruciating torture in hell’s fires will be their fair and just punishment from our loving, merciful and just God, as recompense for the comparatively few years that they lived on earth? As you begin reading this article, I ask you to consider all of the evidence before making any decision, as to whether I’m right or wrong.  I will be presenting literally dozens of scriptures throughout this article, and I ask you to read through the end of it, before you cast your verdict.  I will begin with a couple of illustrations.

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NOTE: This topic, “Calvinism”, is also presented in a “Bible Study” format. You can access it in the “Categories” column under the title, “Calvinism Bible Study”.

Do the Scriptures teach that God has “predestined” the vast majority of people He has created to go to hell? And, is it true that God will not allow these “lost souls” to have any opportunity to avoid their wretched fate, because He created them without a “free will” or power of choice? As with my article on hell, I ask you to consider all of the evidence before deciding whether or not I’m correct about Calvinism.  I will once again be presenting dozens of scriptures in this article, and I ask you to read the entire article before making your decision. I will begin with an illustration.

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Once Saved Always Saved

Should we as Christians have assurance of our salvation? Yes! In 1st John 5:13, the Apostle John says: “I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” Do I, as I write this article, believe that I am saved? Yes! Am I then an advocate of the doctrine of “Once Saved Always Saved”? No, I am not. Is this a contradiction? Not at all. I have placed my faith in Jesus Christ, and I’ve surrendered my life to Him as my Lord and Savior. Therefore, I am confident in my salvation, and I know that, if I died today, I would spend eternity with Jesus. However, I will not have the arrogance and audacity to contradict the Bible, by maintaining that it is impossible for me to choose to stray from Jesus and to return to a life of sinful and worldly indulgence at some later point in my life, and thus to become lost. Unfortunately, the “Once Saved Always Saved” doctrine does take this arrogant and unbiblical stance, by teaching that it is not possible for believers to stray or depart from God at any point in their future life, and thus to perish.

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The Sabbath

Note: This topic, “The Sabbath”, is also presented in a “Bible Study” format. You can access it in the “Categories” column under the title, “Sabbath Bible Study”.

Is it possible that more than 90% of Christians are transgressing God’s law on a weekly basis? And, is it also possible that a massive and intentional coverup of biblical truth, and dispensing of misinformation is being conducted by the majority of pastors and theologians to excuse this transgression of God’s law? As always, I ask you to read this article in its entirety before making your decision, as to whether I’m right or wrong, because I will be presenting several dozen scriptures that you need to consider.  And, we are talking about an important issue here; one of the Ten Commandments.

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Religious Titles And Exalting Men

Religious titles, which exalt mere men, are commonly used throughout the contemporary Christian Church. Why is this a concern?

In Matthew 23:8-12, Jesus said that men are not to take upon themselves “religious titles”, which only serve to exalt themselves.  He stated that men are not to be called such titles as Rabbi, Father or Teacher. Yet messianic Jewish “Christian leaders” call themselves Rabbi, Catholic priests call themselves Father, and numerous Christian leaders throughout many denominations take upon themselves the “religious  title” of Teacher; all of this in blatant defiance of Jesus’ command in Matthew chapter 23. Continue reading

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“Tongues” and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

The subject of “tongues” and the baptism of the Holy Spirit have been taken over by extremists on both sides of the issue. One side denies their biblical usage and availability within contemporary Christianity. And, the other side has perverted their usage by ignoring and disobeying the biblical guidelines governing them. However, before delving into our detailed study of “tongues” and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, it would first be appropriate to cover a few other important things about the Holy Spirit. To begin with, who or what is the Holy Spirit?

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