Samson's Pillars - by ReverendRVGotta love the Bible, right?
We are Sola Scripturists. I think this Category can be tested to see if it actually fits those who claim it...
Judges 16:29 KJV; And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars upon which the house stood, and on which it was borne up, of the one with his right hand, and of the other with his left.
Most people know the story of Samson; the world’s strongest man. He was not really a very good man but he defended his people as a Judge of Israel. There came a time when his enemies used a woman to bring him down; many a man’s weakness. The Philistines blinded his eyes and kept him around, to bring him out from time to time and mock him. During a great party they displayed him in their midst but he’d reconciled with God, and sacrificed himself by pulling the house down; killing more than he ever had. ~ When someone has a bad doctrine, I use Samson and the Pillars as a way to show them they’re wrong. I get someone who disagrees with me to take turns giving verses we use to make our points, and I even let them go first. I have to agree with their verse and put one hand on it, while keeping my other hand on the verses for my side; like holding to both sides of the argument. The first one to take their hand off the other persons pillar is the Loser. The person I'm debating with always takes their hand of my column before I take my hand off their column. The other person can't see how both columns can be true at the same time! ~ Keeping our hands on all columns results in a Systematic Theology; believing All Scripture…
Samson was a Scoundrel; are you better than him? ~ Samson Lied to Delilah all the time; what do you think she called him for Lying to her? Have you ever told a Lie?? Hmm; I think she would call you a Liar too. Have you ever had an Affair? This is called Adultery; but you deny it. Jesus said that whoever looks upon a woman to Lust for her has committed Adultery with her in his Heart! Saint James said “Each one is tempted when his own evil desires lure him away and he’s enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to Sin; and when Sin is full-grown, it gives birth to death.” In case you didn’t notice, this is a picture of Adultery in the Heart. ~ These were only two of God’s Ten Commandments, if he judged you by his standard would you be innocent or guilty? When you die, would you go to Heaven or to Hell?
Hell is a place of eternal torment and your hand is on its pillar; what you need to do is put your other hand on the pillar of Heaven; a place of eternal Glory! ~ For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him shall not perish but have everlasting Life! Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God that takes away the Sin of the world. He gave up his life like Samson did, and Saved all who put their trust in him. He shed his blood and died on the Cross, was buried three days but rose from the grave; the Hope of eternal Life. We’re Saved by Grace through Faith in the Resurrected Savior Jesus Christ, without Works lest we boast; this is when you can take your hand off Hell’s pillar! Repent of your Sins, Confess Jesus Christ as your Lord God and join a Bible believing Church. ~ Do you believe the whole Bible but think others don’t? Ask yourself; “Is his verse good or bad for my Doctrine?” When his verse is Fundamentally true but bad for your doctrine, maybe you’re the one who doesn’t believe all the Bible? @Predestined
2nd Timothy 3:16 KJV-a; All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,