La Sana Doctrina 2


SANA DOCTRINA

      La doctrina; eso es, lo que se enseñaba, eso es, la Palabra de Vida de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, que se manifestó a través de Moisés, los profetas y, a través de las melodías y preciosas letras de los Salmos, está al centro de lo que la Iglesia original aprendió y, a su vez, de lo que nosotros estamos llamados a aprender hoy y siempre.

         La doctrina, eso es la Palabra que se hizo carne a través de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, quien canonizó el Viejo Testamento y quien nos dio sus propias y directas palabras, no se escribieron para ser ignoradas; son el dibujo de lo que nuestras vidas están supuestas a reflejar.

         Ese mensaje… ese mensaje poderoso que el mundo rechazó y continúa rechazando; ese mensaje que el mundo tuerce, que el mundo mezcla con mentira y confusión, aún en púlpitos y salas de casa de Cristianos; ese es el mensaje que se respalda con poder de Dios para salvar almas, para romper maldiciones, arrancar iniquidad, perdonar rebeliones y pecados, redimir, transformar, sanar enfermos y liberar a los cautivos. A Tito, Pablo le ordena específicamente, “Pero tú habla lo que está de acuerdo con la sana doctrina.” Tito 2:1 (RVR 1960)

         Fíjese hermano ministro, que no estamos llamados a inventarnos nada; a enseñar nuestras opiniones u opiniones de hombres; el mandamientos es claro “habla lo que está de acuerdo a la sana doctrina.”

             Entonces la pregunta debe ser ¿Qué es la sana doctrina? Lo que amo de la Palabra de Dios es que, aunque no lo entendemos todo, hay ciertos temas que Dios ha hecho muy claros, la Sana doctrina es uno de esos temas.

         No tenemos que inventar nada o asumir que es esto o aquello. La Sana Doctrina se encuentra bien definida a través de toda la Escritura. Mas Tito capítulos 2 y 3, como otras porciones de la Biblia, contesta esta pregunta en detalles. La sana de doctrina es un patrón de conducta que va más allá de nuestras opiniones y culturas. No es una religiosidad externa, sino que fluye del corazón del hombre cristiano en su amor por la santidad de Dios. Hermanos, la sana doctrina no es una hopicrecia, ni intentos de ganarnos la salvación y el amor de Dios mediante obras, más una respuesta natural de hijos que desean demostrar su amor por Dios mediante la obediencia a lo que El establece como verdad y mandamiento.

Titos 2:2-15

Que los ancianos sean sobrios, serios, prudentes, sanos en la fe, en el amor, en la paciencia.

Las ancianas asimismo sean reverentes en su porte; no calumniadoras, no esclavas del vino, maestras del bien;

que enseñen a las mujeres jóvenes a amar a sus maridos y a sus hijos,

a ser prudentes, castas, cuidadosas de su casa, buenas, sujetas a sus maridos, para que la palabra de Dios no sea blasfemada.

Exhorta asimismo a los jóvenes a que sean prudentes;

presentándote tú en todo como ejemplo de buenas obras; en la enseñanza mostrando integridad, seriedad,

palabra sana e irreprochable, de modo que el adversario se avergüence, y no tenga nada malo que decir de vosotros.

Exhorta a los siervos a que se sujeten a sus amos, que agraden en todo, que no sean respondones;

10 no defraudando, sino mostrándose fieles en todo, para que en todo adornen la doctrina de Dios nuestro Salvador.

11 Porque la gracia de Dios se ha manifestado para salvación a todos los hombres,

12 enseñándonos que, renunciando a la impiedad y a los deseos mundanos, vivamos en este siglo sobria, justa y piadosamente,

13 aguardando la esperanza bienaventurada y la manifestación gloriosa de nuestro gran Dios y Salvador Jesucristo,

14 quien se dio a sí mismo por nosotros para redimirnos de toda iniquidad y purificar para sí un pueblo propio, celoso de buenas obras.

15 Esto habla, y exhorta y reprende con toda autoridad. Nadie te menosprecie.

Titos 3

Recuérdales que se sujeten a los gobernantes y autoridades, que obedezcan, que estén dispuestos a toda buena obra.

Que a nadie difamen, que no sean pendencieros, sino amables, mostrando toda mansedumbre para con todos los hombres.

Porque nosotros también éramos en otro tiempo insensatos, rebeldes, extraviados, esclavos de concupiscencias y deleites diversos, viviendo en malicia y envidia, aborrecibles, y aborreciéndonos unos a otros.

Pero cuando se manifestó la bondad de Dios nuestro Salvador, y su amor para con los hombres,

nos salvó, no por obras de justicia que nosotros hubiéramos hecho, sino por su misericordia, por el lavamiento de la regeneración y por la renovación en el Espíritu Santo,

el cual derramó en nosotros abundantemente por Jesucristo nuestro Salvador,

para que justificados por su gracia, viniésemos a ser herederos conforme a la esperanza de la vida eterna.

Palabra fiel es esta, y en estas cosas quiero que insistas con firmeza, para que los que creen en Dios procuren ocuparse en buenas obras. Estas cosas son buenas y útiles a los hombres.

Pero evita las cuestiones necias, y genealogías, y contenciones, y discusiones acerca de la ley; porque son vanas y sin provecho.

10 Al hombre que cause divisiones, después de una y otra amonestación deséchalo,

11 sabiendo que el tal se ha pervertido, y peca y está condenado por su propio juicio.

         Fíjense hermanos que dejé que la Biblia misma les hablara a través de Tito Capítulo 2 y 3. El mensaje es claro y, si te tomas el tiempo para leer estas cartas apostólicas te darás cuenta que los apóstoles se enfocaron en enseñarles al pueblo a amar a Dios y amar al prójimo; ese el corazón de la ley.

         Tito 2:8 me da la conclusión sobre todo este asunto que he venido tratando en este artículo cuando Pablo nos afirma que, “Estas cosas son buenas y útiles a los hombres.” (RVR 1960) Somos ministros de un Dios bueno, cuyo mensaje es bueno y útil para transfórmanos y para transformar a otros… en el Nombre de Jesús.

         Que Dios te bendiga… tu hermano y amigo, Siervo Angel Casiano.

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La Sana Doctrina


SANA DOCTRINA

Para aquellos que continúan minimizando la autoridad de la Palabra de Dios y le dan sinónimo demoniaco a los que aman la sana doctrina, hoy tengo Palabra para ti.

Si alguno enseña otra cosa, y no se conforma a las sanas palabras de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, y a la doctrina que es conforme a la piedad, está envanecido, nada sabe, y delira acerca de cuestiones y contiendas de palabras, de las cuales nacen envidias, pleitos, blasfemias, malas sospechas, disputas necias de hombres corruptos de entendimiento y privados de la verdad, que toman la piedad como fuente de ganancia; apártate de los tales. Primera de Timoteo 6:3-5 (RVR 1960)

         Mas aún con la evidencia de estos versos, existe un grupo de ministros que nos continúa describiendo como legalistas por nuestro compromiso de honrar la Palabra de Dios. Hermanos, la sana doctrina existe; no es un invento de hombre. Es importante hacer el punto de que el ateo no es el problema, éstos han hecho clara su posición. El problema son los que están dentro de nuestras congregaciones, activamente enseñando cosas que no son bíblicas como si fueran verdades de Dios. Primera de Timoteo 4:1 nos dice, claramente,

Pero el Espíritu dice claramente que en los postreros tiempos algunos apostatarán de la fe, escuchando a espíritus engañadores y a doctrinas de demonios; (RVR 1960)

                 He escuchado decir que en los tiempos de la gloriosa iglesia original, solo el cinco por ciento de los miembros de la Iglesia  sabía leer. Entonces añaden que, dicha Iglesia dependía básica y exclusivamente del Espíritu Santo. Establecen argumentos en contra de la validez de la Palabra.

         Déjame establecer que no tengo ningún tipo de problema con que tengamos dependencia en el Espíritu Santo; por favor no distorsionen mi argumento en contra del suyo. Precisamente la realidad de la dependencia que debemos todos tener en el Espíritu Santo es lo que hace de estos argumentos efectivos y la razón por la cual pueden engañar a tantos en la Iglesia. Eso se deben a que los mensajes de doctrinas torcidas, siempre cargan verdad. Mas esa verdad esta mezclada con mentira. Hermanos, Satanás sabe que èl no se puede presentar ante el pueblo de Dios como Satanás, sino como Ángel de Luz. En Segunda de Corintios 11:13-15 el Apóstol Pablo nos dice,

Porque éstos son falsos apóstoles, obreros fraudulentos, que se disfrazan como apóstoles de Cristo. 14 Y no es maravilla, porque el mismo Satanás se disfraza como ángel de luz. 15 Así que, no es extraño si también sus ministros se disfrazan como ministros de justicia; cuyo fin será conforme a sus obras. (RVR 1960)

         Añaden y hacen argumentos apasionados para justificar que todo lo que la Iglesia necesitó para ser tan gloriosa, fue una sumisión total al Espíritu Santo sin necesidad de la Palabra, ya que, después de todo, el 95 por ciento de los hermanos y hermanos de ese tiempo era analfabeta… según ellos. Dicho argumento es débil y una falta de respeto a la Palabra de Dios.

         Nada le quitó al Espíritu Santo; sin Él no somos salvos y no tendríamos nunca revelación; pero tampoco le quitó autoridad a la Palabra de Dios. No podemos divorciar al Espíritu Santo de la palabra inspirada por El mismo.

         Si tomamos como verdad que el 95 de los miembros de la Iglesia no sabía leer, Pablo mismo mata el argumentó que intenta justificar este nuevo evangelio liberal. Segunda de Tesalonicenses 2:15 nos dice:

“Así  que, hermanos, estas firmes, y retened la doctrina que habéis aprendido, sea por Palabra, o por carta nuestra.” (RVR 1969)

         No importa si la persona sabía leer o no, lo cierto es que el mensaje fluía y penetraba para transformar el espíritu y el alma del hombre.

 

Continúa para la conclusión de este mensaje… La Sana Doctrina 2

 

Making Our Children… HAPPY


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So, what is the problem? It started at home; the moment chores were no longer mandatory. The moment the focus of parents became to make their children “happy” by giving them all they want; but let me ask you something, have you ever seen a spoiled child happy?

We have a problem in our society! We started giving birth to our current culture, the moment that earning and working for things became an abomination. We gave birth to this mindset that somebody else MUST give me what I need and what I want.

See, it started at home; parents worked hard to pay the bills; to stay in that home, pay for the electricity, the gas, the phone, the cable, the internet. Dad and mom worked hard to keep the house clean, taking little Bobby to the basketball game, taking little Cathy to the dance classes; but never took the time to teach them responsibilities at home. Bobby can dunk a basketball, but can’t take the trash out! Cathy can do a full split, but can’t wash dishes!

Parents bought them those $100.00 jeans; the $300.00 tennis shoes, the smart phones; can’t forget the smart phones with unlimited data, unlimited texting… unlimited everything, while the house falls apart!

See, you felt guilty because your work stole your time with your children; so, you resolved to give them presents to compensate for your lack of presence! In that, you created a monster; a spoil one.

So now, time has gone by; you are now unhealthy and you need help.  The question is, where are your grown children? Now you are in an assisted living home, your legal guardian and power of attorney is from the State and, where are your children? They don’t come to visit, not even on your birthday, not even on Father’s or Mother’s Day.

You want the truth? They are waiting for you to die so they can take that big house of yours. See, you worked so hard for the house, but you forgot to work hard for your home; you had no concept of what home and family is.

You created this generation; a generation that look for what they can get, not what they can earn.  A generation that looks for what they can have, but not to what they should work for. A generation of here and now! Participation trophies; a generation that was told you can be and have all you want; the teaching of a hyper self-confident; but was not prepare for the realities, failures and loses that will take place in this thing we call life.

They did not include in that teaching that nobody owes you anything and that you are not entitle to anything; that there are no magic formulas; that God gave you gifts and a path to follow and the sooner you discover that the better. But this generation walks around singing “I did it my way.” No respect for authority, no respect for absolutes, no respect for the law and no respect for God.

This is an atheist and amoral generation. But you can’t blame them, you taught them to be like that, the moment you stopped making chores mandatory, the moment your children’s happiness became more important than God. You did not raise them and did not prepare them for, what Rocky describes as, the thing that will hit you the hardest… life.   

They are grown now! They can’t keep a job, you can’t get them out of your house, you can’t count on them, they have no sense of community, no sense of doing for others and no sense of giving. They are attached to their phones; wearing head phones, ignoring the sounds around them; a totally selfish generation with no sense of history. Their world start today and now and they are at the center. So, busy taking videos and photos that they can’t even enjoy what is in front of them.

Yes, and everything started at home, the moment chores were no longer mandatory. The moment the focus of parents became to make their children “happy” by giving them all they want.   

 

Is What We Believe of God Real?


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When it comes down to God, we don’t get to invent our own reality. We go as deep and as wide as His Word takes us. We are encouraged to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord (2 Peter 3:18). So, according to Scripture, it is expected that some will indeed have a deeper understanding of grace and of the character of our Lord than others, without, in any way, compromising God’s essence. People could be in different levels of maturity, without contradicting each other.

         If somebody say of me, “Angel is black,” they will be telling the truth. If others say, “Angel is more European than he is black.” Well, according to my DNA, that is also truth. Some know more about my life, my victories and my failures. Some could make this or that arguments about me that could sound like a big contradiction, however they could all have portions of the truth. However, if somebody says of me, “Angel is 6′ 4″, his skin is white, he has blue eyes and speak with a British accent.” Well, that is simply not true. If somebody say, “Angel is a woman,” they will definitely be wrong about that. Some can say good things like, “Angel, is a war hero who fought for this country courageously.” That is nice, but unless fighting in schools and on the streets of my hometown, count as being a war hero; I am totally undeserving of such complement.

         People can “say” whatever they want to say about me, but not everything is necessarily reality (Good or bad). I am afraid that in today’s Christianity everybody is making God to be whatever he or she wants God to be. The influence of liberalism is doing this to us; the minimizing of the authority of Scripture, the denial of absolutes, the rejection of facts and logic and the full embrace of “feelings” are spreading like a cancer in our pulpits.

         As Christians, we can’t afford to forget that through the pages of the Bible we get to see God revealed, we get to see the complexity of his character described. He is love (1 John 4:8) but he is also the author and executor of terrifying wraths described and announced through Scripture. He is merciful, but He is also a judge who will indeed declare guilty all of those who are not covered under the blood of his Son.

         He can be found now, but a time will come when he is not going to be found by those who continue to harden their hearts. Some will endup in hell based on their refusal to repent of their sins; some will spend eternal life with Him in the New Jerusalem. So, if you want to embrace God as love, but deny God as a judge, you have created your own idea of God and you are up to a rude awakening!

         I am afraid that many of us are picking and choosing who we want God to be outside of what Scripture tells us He is already. We have rejected anything that has to do with theology (the science of knowing about God). We have openly resisted Sound Doctrine (the science and meaning of his message).  We comfortably and arrogantly throw out the original apostles’ orthodoxy (the science of what is truth) as if we are originators of anything new or any new concept of God. Therefor, we continue to expand in our errors and take liberties in our definitions of God.

         Our ideas and concepts of God become Gospel truth for us, no matter what the Bible say or not, about the matter. We become our own gods; we place ourselves at the center. No longer do we study God’s Word to show ourselves approve and to learn to rightly divide His Logo Word, (2 Timothy 2:15). We insist that God is who we say He is!

         Never mind that Jesus tells us that in order to be his disciples we must deny ourselves, carry our cross and follow Him. (Matthew 16:24) Never mind that Jesus also tells that in order to remain as his disciples, we must remain in His teachings and not our own. (John 8:31)

         Scary thing to know that many will do great things; prophesy, preach, teach, give to the poor, write well written books, come up with well produced movies, etc. but spilt hell wide open because they never took the time to really know God (Matthew 7:21-23). I want to know and love God everyday and forever more, not based on error, but based on Holy Ghost revelation. Such revelation will never contradict Scripture; such revelation will help us go deeper in our knowledge of grace and all of the aspect of the awesome and complex character of our Lord.

         What a terrifying thing for those who present God any kind of way; for those who twist and change the Gospel to accommodate their agenda of error and confusion, for indeed, without repentance, the judgment of God is upon you. Galatians 1:8 is very clear, “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!” (NIV) Beloved, even an angel can’t get away with presenting a different gospel, what makes you think that you or any Hollywood producer can?

 

THE LEGACY OF PRESIDENT BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA


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I am so glad that I am free and not married to any particular party. I am an Independent Conservative. I don’t look at parties; I look at what they stand for.

         The following are some of President Obama’s numbers as it refers to his legacy. Make no mistake about it, I will, in about a year or two, compare these numbers with those that will be coming forth from President Trump. I am not into giving positions because somebody is black, white, male female, gay or whatever… I want to see results and this, my friends, is the result of President Barrack Hussein Obama radical liberal agenda:

  1. Lowest Labor Participation rate since 1970’s. This means people that have given up looking for a job.
  2. 95 million able bodies out of the labor force.
  3. 11 million more Americans on food stamps.
  4. Lowest home ownership in 50 years.
  5. Worst economic recovery rate since WWII.
  6. 1 in 5 families without a member in the labor force.
  7. $20 Trillion dollars in debt – $9.3 Trillion in the last 8 years. More debt accumulated in the last eight years than all previous presidents combine.
  8. 1 in 6 adult men aged 18-34 –in prison or out of labor force.
  9. Ranked 17th out of 40 countries in educational performance.
  10. 43 million Americans living in poverty.
  11. $873 billion dollars in regulations against businesses.
  12. 300,000 manufacturing jobs lost.
  13. $732 billion global trade deficit last year.
  14. Obamacare premiums up as much as 116%.
  15. Increase in healthcare costs 43%, or approximately $5462 per family per year. (Remember “You can keep your doctor. You can keep your health insurance; The ACA will reduce family healthcare premiums by $2500 per year.”
  16. Unaffordable healthcare deductibles.
  17. Decreased availability of healthcare providers.
  18. Decreased healthcare choices.
  19. $150 billion to Iran, much of it under cover of darkness without Congressional approval.
  20. $1.5 Billion to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  21. 4 dead including an Ambassador in Benghazi and a cover-up for political gain.
  22. Political activist judges.
  23. Honored the deaths of Fidel Castro and inner-city criminals, but not police officers and soldiers.
  24. Encouraging illegals to vote.
  25. $1 Billion in taxpayer money to the failed Green Climate Fund.
  26. DNS spying on the press.
  27. IRS investigations of political opponents.
  28. Doubled debt per US citizen from $31,000 to $61,340.
  29. The rise of ISIS and Muslim extremism.
  30. Suppression of speech and thought.
  31. A weakened military.
  32. First President without a 3% GDP in any year of office.
  33. Fast & Furious a/k/a Guns for Cartels.
  34. Dead Cops.
  35. Lowest US Credit Rating in history.
  36. Betrayal of Israel.
  37. Social division and unrest.
  38. Burned and looted cities.
  39. Obliterated Democrat Party – 900+ state legislature seats, 12 governors, 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats lost.
  40. 5% true unemployment.
  41. Over 150 Muslim terrorists released from Gitmo; at least 30% return to ISIS.
  42. $100 million in taxpayer funded vacations.
  43. Most Presidential commutations and pardons ever.
  44. Boys in Girl’s restrooms.
  45. Green Energy Initiative collapse costing taxpayers $2 billion.
  46. Inability to account for $6 Billion in DOS contracts.
  47. Foreign hacking of intelligence communications.
  48. Unsecured classified e-mails.
  49. VA Care crisis.
  50. 3940 murdered in Chicago.
  51. 8 percent increase in murders (2014 to 2015) — most in 1 year since 1971.
  52. The rise of Political Correctness.
  53. $221 million to Palestine
  54. Lowest Presidential success rate before the Supreme Court since Truman.
  55. 8 years of advancing radical left-wing politics like never before in our history.