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Robert B. Scott

Return to the Father’s Heart

This crucial book will pave the way for the of coming Elijah of Malachi 4:5-6, who is prophesied to bring today’s absent fathers toward their neglected or jettisoned children and bring the heart of believers back to their Father in heaven. The book offers a solution to a pervasive problem among men today: their inability to forgive abusive fathers. This modern-day Elijah will “restore all things” (Mat. 17:11), including the true gospel of the Kingdom or Family of God, revealing the dangerous error of the grace revolution leading to the appearance of the man of lawlessness, an evil leader who will fight the second coming of Jesus. Click HERE to order your copy today!

 

 

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Misunderstanding Law Pastor Robert Scott

Grace revolutionists are misleading people regarding the law, saying the law only condemns and the law never tells you how to love your wife, only condemning adultery. That's a misunderstanding of the law. There are 613 specific commandments in both testaments of the Bible, and no one can read Ephesians 5 and say the Bible doesn't tell you how to love your wife. In fact, Jesus said to live by every word of God (Mat. 4:4). Jesus changed the emphasis of the Ten Commandments when He magnified the law (Isa. 42:21, Mat. 5,6, and 7). The law became, "Love doesn't commit adultery," rather than "thou shalt not."

God's law has negative commands and positive commands. It's not one or the other, but the emphasis is love. Yes, Jesus, who IS Grace, lives in us. SO when they say, it's now the Holy Spirit telling us what to do or not do, they are agreeing with the truth we preach without realizing it. It' not either/or, law or grace. It's both. We can't know what to do if the law wasn't in our hearts and if we don't love the law. The law IS love. Jesus IS love.

Let's understand this heresy of the law being done away. That would mean love is done away and Love with a capital letter, Jesus, is done away. He IS the law and He IS Grace with a capital G. He said teachers of lawlessness would be called least in the Kingdom, because God' laws of love are the basis of His Kingdom of love. His Word teaches us how to love our wives and love God and love all others. The law isn't done away! Otherwise the the whole Word of God would be done away. Don't fall for the end-time falling away, the man of sin or lawlessness appearing, prepared by preachers of lawlessness in the very body of Christ.

Jesus warned us about lawlessness and the love of many growing cold. Don't allow deception to move you away from the true grace of God. Yes, there is no condemnation, but Jesus said, "Go and sin no more or break the law no more by My empowerment or grace in you. That's the truth.


Changing Your World? Or Changing Your Word? Pastor Robert Scott

Changing Your World? Or Changing Your Word?

 It is with sadness that we acknowledge the changes in the Changing Your World TV broadcast. We have learned much in the past from them. However, the change to the grace revolution has caused us to write an e-book on the subject, available on our bookstore tab at http://www.freedomchurchofgod.com/BOOKSTORE.aspx#.VI4Vglpd0zA.  We must begin to wonder whether it’s Changing Your World or Changing Your Word, referring to God’s Word. Saying the law is done away contradicts the meaning of the whole Bible. This is a dangerous trend, the end-time falling away, leading to the man of lawlessness.

 People have always tried to twist Romans 14, but now that the belief that the Ten Commandments are done away has caused ease at misinterpreting Romans 14.

 Our e-book gives what we believe is the most thorough refutation of this apostasy. However, new twists arrive every day as they come up with new heresies continually.

 When you understand the true gospel of the Kingdom of God, you can easily see that a kingdom requires a King and laws. You can’t be part of the Kingdom if you refuse the true grace that empowers you to keep the laws of the Kingdom.

 The clear verses that stand out to me in refuting the Romans 14 twist are Acts 24:14 and Acts 10:14 and 28. That’s because people want to apply Romans 14 to the Sabbath and the eating of pork, which is not the context at all. It's a matter of fasting on certain days of the week and abstaining from meats, eating only vegetables.

 In these verses of Acts, Peter made it clear that ten years after accepting Jesus, he still refrained as a Christian from eating unclean foods such as pork. Gentiles were now declared clean, but not unclean meats. Regarding the Sabbath question, Paul clearly stated in Acts 24:14 and 25:8 that he had never committed an offense against the law of the First Testament, which included the Sabbath, one of the very important Ten Commandments.

 To explain further, we quote an excerpt from Bible Code Broken! …

 

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Chapter 26: The Romans 14 Contortion -- or "the Sabbath Side Step"

 

            The terrible twists get worse. This is a desperate dance. It’s also called, “Looking for a way out of keeping the Sabbath,” a.k.a. the Sabbath Side Step.

Paul talks about days, but he never mentions the Sabbath in Romans 14. Yet many Christians believe that Romans 14:5-6 is proof Paul did not tell Gentiles to keep the Sabbath and that the days we keep are not an area in which we should be judged. The context is about eating meats or being vegetarian. The Didache supports the inference that specific days for fasting were involved. This early Christian guide to holiness says, “But not let our fasts be with the hypocrites, for they fast on the second and fifth day of the week. Rather, fast on the fourth day and the Preparation (Friday)” (Chapter 8).

            Eating habits and the way and times that we fast are intensely personal matters. Paul did not and the church should not legislate in these areas. On the other hand, which day we keep is not a private matter, although in some circumstances it may be. It is a public decision practiced corporately and this was the case with the organized church at Rome. Church leaders make such a decision, preferably according to the Word.

Paul writes: “Now I exhort you, brethren…that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment” (I Cor.1:10). In this same letter Paul said, “Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump [spiritually], just as you are in fact unleavened [already, because you have put away leavened bread in preparation for the feast]. For Christ our Passover has been sacrificed. Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven…but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”(I Cor. 5:7-8).

The same apostle that spoke of “the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” and encouraged the understanding that we are one body, one Spirit, with “one faith [set of beliefs]” (Eph. 4:3-5) commanded Corinthians to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. If they kept the high days or annual Sabbaths and were physically unleavened at feast time, they obviously kept the weekly Sabbath.

“Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind” (Rom. 14:5). Could this refer to whether we keep the fourth commandment or not?  What about the sixth commandment? If you are not convinced in your own mind that it is wrong to murder, does that mean you can put a bullet in someone you don't like? Why do we sidestep the Sabbath but dance to the tune of all the other commandments?

None of the Ten Commandments, including the Sabbath, are directly in question in Romans 14. While it is helpful for a believer to be "convinced in his own mind" about the Sabbath truth before keeping it, obeying what you see in the Word will add greater understanding (Ps. 111:10). The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth (John 16:13) and it is His job, not ours, to convict you of the Sabbath truth. It is nevertheless the truth, whether you agree with it or not.

Paul is giving guidelines here about matters that are private and not always spelled out in the Scripture. The Sabbath is spelled out. If the Holy Spirit doesn’t tell us, would not common sense tell us what Paul was not saying? He was not saying that it doesn’t matter which day we keep as holy to God. God never said all days were holy and that we could choose any day to keep, that all days were alike to Him as far as corporate worship is concerned. He said He made the seventh day holy – no other. He ordained holy convocations on the seventh day and on no other day.

We may wisely do our best to avoid offending others by the manner in which we keep the Sabbath day. The day we choose, however, is not up for discussion. It does matter to God. He did not suggest that we make up our minds which day was holy. He commanded us to remember the seventh day (Ex. 20:8,10). It is not called the day of the Jews but the Sabbath of the Eternal – the Sabbath of Jesus. And don’t forget…He, Jesus, is the One who said, “Remember.”

Everyone can be convinced in his own mind whether he eats meat or is vegetarian. Each Christian can decide to drink wine or be a teetotaler, to choose to fast on the first Monday of every month or every other Tuesday or simply fast when he feels the need. We don’t judge our brothers in these personal matters. We don’t condemn them for not keeping the Sabbath either. The question of whether Christians should or should not keep the fourth commandment is not a matter that is decided by any individual. God has already said it. His Word is law. He cannot alter the utterance of His lips. And He will not change the time of the Sabbath no matter how many twisted arguments religious people invent.

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We pray that you will understand that the Bible never sends mixed messages. Its theme message of the Kingdom is the same throughout, and the laws never change. They are only written on our hearts and we keep both the letter and the spirit or intent of God’s law, which are always an expression of love. Love is never done away!

 


Don't Fall for the Great Falling Away that Has Already Begun! Pastor Robert Scott
We won't name the TV evangelists who are starting the great falling away that will lead to the man of lawlessness or son rising on the world stage. The  reason is that we love these men from whom we had learned truth and played in our church. However, we know falseness when we see it, and we feel a moral obligation to cry aloud and show God's people their sins (Isa. 58:). We pray for their repentance, yet until our prayers are answered, we must let the truth be known. Below is an excerpt from Robert B. Scott's new book to be published soon, Return to the Father's Heart, which we believe gives the crux of the understanding to show that this teaching of lawlessness is heresy, prophesied in the Bible.

Here’s the key. If you read the General Epistles before Paul, as Peter said, you won’t twist Paul but understand him. We agree with these teachers in almost everything when they emphasize Jesus and deemphasize boasting about your fleshly works to justify yourself. All this is true, but getting rid of the law as the culprit is not true.

Paul sums it up in Romans 8:3-4. If you read these words and understand them, you can’t preach lawlessness. Those who walk in the Spirit fulfill the requirements of the law. The Spirit doesn’t do away with the law but reminds us of those laws written on stone and now on our hearts. God tells us to study the Word so the Holy Spirit can remind us of the law and the Word so we can obey. It’s as simple as that.

            James says Abraham was justified by the works that came out of his faith. But that wasn’t yet grace. Grace came by Jesus. Men had faith and works before that. But now we have Grace or Jesus in us, so we aren’t talking about fleshly works but Jesus works. They assume we’re talking about works of the flesh. We’re not.

            They think this grace thing is some great, new revelation following in the steps of Martin Luther. This man only reformed a few things from the Catholic Church, but he missed out on the key to unlock the mysteries of the Bible, the Sabbath day. Satan stopped that revelation, and thus the church has floundered in its understanding of the Bible.

            Notice that Jesus’ most faithful disciples, the women, were still keeping the Sabbath, the fourth commandment, after He died and the commandments were supposedly nailed to the cross, according to these teachers. Oh, He must have forgotten to tell His best disciples the law would be nailed to the cross, and they could stop that legalistic nonsense.

            No, Jesus taught the New Covenant, not the covenant of grace, although grace is a part of it since we need grace or empowerment to take the law to a new level, not even lusting after people. Jeremiah prophesied that New Covenant, a covenant where the same laws Jesus gave on Sinai but were magnified in the Sermon on the Mount (Isa. 42:21; Mat. 5,6, and 7; Heb. 8:10) are now written on our hearts.

            Is the law done away? No! It is greater, more expanded, and more glorious. The New Covenant is more glorious, but not because we have the Holy Spirit and no law, but because we have a more glorious law we can keep only by Jesus’ grace in us.

            These teacher s like to cite the verses that talk about circumcision not being the important thing, which is true. However, they fail to cite the main verse on this subject that says the important thing is to keep the commandments of God, the basis of which is the Ten Commandments (1 Cor. 7:19). Don’t argue with us. Argue with God and His Word. We simply state the truth for those who want to prove all things rather than say amen to falseness from famous preachers (1 Thes. 5:21).


TV Evangelist Mixes Apples and Oranges Pastor Robert Scott

 

A famous TV evangelist recently gave a sermon entitled, "Love Has No Loopholes,” and yet his message was full of loopholes to avoid keeping God’s laws. He put “apples and oranges” in the same basket. He started by quoting Matthew 22:37-40, implying that these two commandments “encapsule” (sic, the implication was to replace) the law and the commandments of God. He contrasts the law and the love of God, when in reality they are the same. He lumped together the law of sacrifices and other physical laws with the Feast of Unleavened Bread. In other words, just love with all you being and you will automatically keep all the other laws. That’s misleading, deceptive, and totally false. Read why…

God clearly shows a distinction between ceremonial laws and His eternal laws. In referring to sacrifices, He says those laws relate only to “food and drink [offerings] and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation. But when Christ appeared…” (Heb. 9:10-11a). Jesus did away for the need of sacrifices and ritual washings, but He said not to think He came to abolish the law (Mat. 5:17).

Even Paul said the law was good and that the important thing was not circumcision, but the keeping of the commandments of God (1 Coe. 7:19). Leviticus 23 calls the feasts Jesus’ feasts, not Jewish feasts. They are commanded holy days, not to be confused with sacrifices. For those don’t believe in living by every word of God (Mat. 4:4), even the New Testament commands us to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread (1 Cor. 5;7-8).

People like to mix “apples and oranges” to confuse the issue and teach lawlessness (Mat. 24:12; Jude 4). Don’t fall for this deception.


Law -- the Disputed Power Tool Pastor Robert Scott
In Part 2 of our apostle’s teaching on the tools of a believer, he began with a tool many dispute, the law. You can see why they say the law is done away when you read about this power tool, the great adjustor to right and wrong. The law tells you where love is allowed to work and where love is trampled. It establishes boundaries and borders for integrity. The law shows you what is sin and what is right and wrong. And in the law we see the love of God and His desire to train us to be part of His family. The law is a doorway to the blessing of God (Deut. 28:1-2).

A journeyman believer knows the law, loves the law, obeys the law, and teaches others to obey it (Mat. 5:19; Ezra 7:10). God’s blessings overtake such a believer, as does the power, authority, and glory of God. The law is what causes all mankind to respect us (Deut. 28:10). Men will fear you and give you honor. They will look to us as teachers of the law so that the peace of God will be upon them also. A few years ago a strong believer walked into a palliative care facility here and asked if she could pray for her aunt. She did, and they walked out together. The aunt put the nurse and orderly on the floor when they tried to retain her. How can we receive honor if we don’t know the law and our rights under God’s law?

Knowledge of and (thoughtful rather than “careful”) obedience to the law causes us to reap one hundredfold what we sow and brings smart and healthy children, healthy livestock and great harvests if we are farmers. Obedience opens the door to the good storehouse of our Father, along with every miracle and solution we can possible ever desire. He gives us control of the weather, witnessed by the amazing good weather and abundant harvests we have seen locally this fall in spite of the Satanists and witches claiming bad weather. Sabbath dominion praise in unity brought spectacular results. God gives productivity without accidents, as well as the power to lend, not borrow (28:11-12).

The law also gives the grace of changing and claiming released into obedient believers’ hands (28:13). The law gives us authority over governments so that they change the way they operate and how they treat us. All businesses and institutions will adjust their policies to give us favor (Ps. 5:12). On our blog, Marla blessed her school children that had been painted in witchcraft, reversing the effects spiritually and blessing the children. She was dismissed, but she did not bow, claiming favor. The decision of the principal to dismiss this teacher was dramatically reversed. He, the board, and the teachers who wanted her gone had to bow to her (Rev. 3:9).

Verse 14 teaches us to avoid extremes, not becoming legalistic or to become too liberal or compromising. To do either will cause us to worship false gods and demons posing as gods.

The law is the director of our hearts and minds. It foreshadows the love of God and for one another. The law gives Kingdom freedom and dominion and full access to the king. If we break the law, our access is restricted to judgment only. When we keep the laws of the Kingdom and teach others to keep it, we always have a favorable hearing since we are known for obeying the law and the king.

Our Israelite nations of the U.S. and the Commonwealth, as well as believers or spiritual Israelites, are without prosperity because they have abandoned the law of God. The Christian churches teach that it is a bad thing or done away completely. It is time we kindled a new respect and love for the law that the man after God’s own heart expressed. See how David loved the law people say has been done away (Psalm 119). The Feast of Tabernacles is a celebration of the Kingdom of Love and the laws of King Jesus. Let’s complete our celebration with joy.


Sabbath Facebook Feuds? Pastor Robert Scott
Today we were asked to respond to a person on facebook regarding her Sabbath questions. As usual, the exchanges were lively. Since you may encounter some of the same reactions to the Sabbath, we thought you might be interested in the exchange.

Answers to Bonnie on Facebook
Hi Bonnie,
We will endeavor to answer your questions by answering your comments one by one…
Bonnie wrote: "Mark and Robert, you may be correct... every day may not be holy and I may burn in hell... (Why do you assume we believe that? In fact, we don’t. Those who don’t receive the Sabbath truth when it will be generally revealed, which is not the case now, are not losing out on salvation, but in most cases on the blessing of being the Bride of Jesus, so they will either be given the anointing of martyr to die during the Great Tribulation to become part of the Bride and rule with Jesus or go along with the Mark of the Beast, Sunday keeping, and have to wait till after the Millennium to be resurrected as Revelation 20:5 indicates. They will still have the opportunity to be part of the Family of God, but will not have as great an eternal reward as part of the intimate bride that knows Jesus by meeting Him in His Sabbath day).
I may be the harlot church riding the bull,but I have a question... do you love people? (Yes, we do believe we love people, but we are quite imperfect and thank God for Jesus’ blood that cleanses us when we confess our sins and mistakes. We do ask your forgiveness for the problems we have caused you. We don’t always speak the truth in love. And we don’t always know who our audience is and how to be sensitive to where they are and what they are capable of handling at the time. You may not understand that God has shown us that our anointing in Freedom Church of God is Isaiah 58 and 59:1-3. We are called to cry aloud and show people their sins, but also to pray and fast for them so they can see the freedom Jesus offers them.) Your comments dont make me want to know your God, they dont make me hungry to read his word... you apparently have been taught to seek the letter of the law while missing the spirit of it. (No, Bonnie, that is not correct. Many Christians who see others keeping the Sabbath assume they are under the law or looking at only the letter. The spirit of the law means you seek Jesus will all your heart to know Him more by meeting Him in His Sabbath. They don’t’ understand that the Sabbath keepers who know Jesus, and all do not know Him and sometimes know only the Sabbath, are keeping both the spirit and letter of the law, while those who keep Sunday are keeping the spirit in the sense of resting but are ignoring the letter. They would not do that with the commandments against adultery or murder, but they reason that they can keep only the spirit by resting, but they would not say they would not lust after their neighbor’s wife, but they would sleep with her.)
No human being is a proper, perfect Sabbath keeper. For all have sinned. (Amen to that, Bonnie. Would you use the same reasoning with the other commandments: “I can’t help but using God’s name in curse words when I get angry, so I’m not even going to try. Or “My dad is not honorable, so I’m not going to honor him.” Can you see the selective reasoning? Why would one refuse to keep the fourth commandment because they are not able to do it perfectly? Where is the blood of Jesus in your reasoning? Where is forgiveness, God’ and yours of yourself?) " Maybe When my Lord was hung on a tree and His beard was ripped out,while he was spit upon, mocked and beaten until he was not recognizable as being human, maybe it mattered what day of the week that fell on? (And what does that have to do with our discussion of the day Jesus said He made holy and commanded us to keep it? Red herrings do not help us understand the truth.) Maybe its by my works? works and boasting about the day my saturn god calender falls on? maybe just maybe LOVE is what it was all about...For God soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo loved the world...I never said the law was done away with. I agree with Christ that if we love Him we will keep his commandments. (So we agree. God’s love for us should motivate us to love Him by keeping His laws of love as John 14:15 clearly says. So why obey selectively?) But the Bible which says that keeping the law does not save anyone because no one can keep it perfectly... Romans 3:20 "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." Galatians 2:16 "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified." (We wholeheartedly agree. It is Jesus’ blood that saves us, not works. That is, our works. All our works of the flesh amount to nothing as John 6:63 says. God does also tell us to work out our own salvation by allowing Him to work His works of love and obedience in us, as Philippians 2:12-13 show. And by the way, verse 14 is one of those challenging commandments to keep, no grumbling. Would you we should give up trying not to grumble rather than asking God’s grace and power to stop grumbling. What’s the difference between asking His help to keep His Sabbath holy and the grace to stop complaining?)
Romans 14:5 that "One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." Accordingly, each of us is given the freedom to esteem a day as special...maybe you should try and love people and pray for their eyes to be open or even for your eyes to be opened, you too could learn something from them. They may know something you dont and vice versa, we are all His body whether you agree or not..." (Yes, we are all one body, whether we keep the Sabbath or not. But when Paul wrote Romans 14, he wasn’t talking about whether we could decide which of the Ten Commandments to obey and which not to obey. He was talking about days of fasting principally, which is a personal thing we should not be judging others (We have a whole chapter in Bible Code Broken on this, so this is just a brief synopsis. If you to know us beyond what we say as we speak out God’s truth boldly, we think you would recognize that we are quite imperfect, yet when we fall down, we get up, and we ask God to perfect us in His love. And yes, we learn from everyone, as we are finding on our Freedom Blog. Above all, we all need to learn from God’s Word, which is Love written in ink, and we still have a long way to go in expressing that perfect love. We rejoice, however, that God’s day of love, the Sabbath, will begin to be kept on a wider scale so many more can reap its blessings, one of which is delighting in Jesus (Isa. 58:13-14)).