Leviticus 5:1And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity. KJV'If anyone sins after he hears a public adjuration (solemn command to testify) when he is a witness, whether he has seen or [otherwise] known [something]--if he fails to report it, then he will bear his guilt and be held responsible. (Lev 5:1)
How are you applying that verse to mean because this is referring to a witness to someone sinning and failing to testify of it.
1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. KJVI solemnly charge you [in the name of] the Lord to have this letter read before all the brethren. (1Th 5:27)
You "doubt", but you definitely are showing an inability to use the multiple available resources online for Bibles, Bible dictionaries and Bible commentaries. This is a trivial exercise to find and the verses from each Testament are only a sample that proves your "doubt" to be false.
Paul is being led by the Lord to charge that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
You posted "BTW, unless you are preaching a polytheistic Christianity, if God swears, that means the entire Trinity swore. God is One, not three."Okay, that is totally off topic. The discussion was about God swearing oaths, which I've shown He has done repeatedly.
For God to establish a true witness or to judge any one, He does so by the Three Witnesses within the One God. That means when He speaks, it is done. There is no need for extra swearing for every time He speaks. Jesus did not do that every time He spoke and yet His word spoken is done. If you wish to argue for that, then you need not swear then because you just speak it and so it is an agreement of what you will do.
I do not relay on CARM. You should be relying on Jesus Christ as your Good Shepherd. Ask Him to help you trust Him today for that.Heh, no. I'm not violating my obligation to point out as a Christian apologist the false teachings of the cult of antimasonry that claims to be Christian. Yes, it is a cult, in line with the CARM list of cult traits.
Jesus is testifying how of old times, people performed their oaths unto the Lord, but then He said but I say unto you, sear not at all.. for that is how people make oaths in those days to express their sincerity of performing that oath. The reason for why Jesus spoke against it is found in verse 36, because you cannot make one hair white or black, meaning you cannot make yourself good or be good when you are supposed to be relying on Him for that by faith alone. That is why we are t say yes yes or no no as any thing more than that puts you under the law.There is some overlap there, but yes, it is not necessary to take an oath... even though another way of speaking of profanity was to call it profane oaths.
Matthew 5-7 is a complete sermon, it must be taken in context, not simply snipping out the bit one would like to become the Law of the New Testament, which is exactly what people do when they use it as a basis for claiming Christians cannot take oaths.
If Gentiles are discouraged to do circumcision, they would be discouraged from making oaths as any oath is a bondage..Actually, I'm not under any bondage related to Freemasonry. Those that try to use Matthew 5:33-37 are binding themselves under a Pharisaical Law of the New Testament not supported by Scripture as I have shown.
2 Corinthians 11:19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. 20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
Let's reviewDo they show bad fruit? If one does not judge them, how can one correct them? If one does not judge them, then how does one know to excommunicate them? The command about judgement simply teaches that you will be judged by the standard you use to judge.
I've long written and spoken to the teachers of falsehood known as antimasons who claim to be Christian.
andSince Freemasonry is a secular fraternity, it allows each member to take their obligations on the volume they consider sacred.
Here, you are trying to force Freemasonry to be a Christian fraternity, which it is not.
You admitted that masons is not a Christian fraternity. So .... not sure why you refer falsehoods by anti-masons as who claim to be Christians.
Former believers are still saved because He still abides per 2 Timothy 2:11-13 * note verse 13 for why they are called to depart from iniquity and not just those who profess Him but in religious works they deny Him as heresy will do that per 2 Timothy 2:18-21.
So if you are thinking I am judging you as not saved or not a Christian, you are wrong in that regard, but I believe that secular religious work on that foundation is denying Him for which you run the risk of being denied by Him when He comes as the Bridegroom for the abiding bride of Christ. Those left behind are still saved and when they die, their spirits will be with the Lord in Heaven, awaiting their resurrection after the great tribulation. So what you build on that foundation will be judged per 1 Corinthians 3:10-17 & any works that deny Him will be judged Titus 1:15-16 That is what the rapture is about; God judging His House first( 1 Peter 4:17-19 KJV ) by excommunicating the disqualified from attending the Marriage Supper in Heaven as we are to eat in sincerity & in truth as the requirement for fellowship down here to even eat with fellow believers. Verses 4 & 5 below is why God will do this too and verse 11 is why the Marriage Supper in Heaven be held in same manner.
1 Corinthians 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
So how do you apply His words to your fellowship & eating with Freemasons? It doesn't look like you do.