?????????????? The entire book of Leviticus is a medical and spiritual manual for Christian living. It was a spiritual prescription for one?s health, earthly and eternally. All of the various edicts about sacrifice, washings, and minute preparations to enable one to be physically healthy or spiritually able to offer a proper sacrifice before the Lord?s altar were made known to the nation of Israel. Along with them came a promise from Jehovah he would keep sickness and all manner of disease from their door-step?if they were obedient to his commands, statues, and directions.


?????????????? While the Israelites wandered about for 40 years waiting for those ?stiff-necked? past generations of faithless people to die, they did follow God?s rules about Christian living?reluctantly, at times. The cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night kept them close to the ?home-front?. They chaffed at the bit, but heeded God?s warnings as his mighty wonders continued to bring them to a prostrate position: physically and spiritually, and grudgingly they obeyed God.


?????????????? Once Joshua ferried them into the ?Promised Land?, they soon rebelled, and they ended up being showered with God?s wrath and his promised curses (book of Deuteronomy). Can one say that they loved to be signed by sin? What does that really mean? How does this relate to the Christian and God?s church today?


?????????????? I put before my Pilgrims some suggestions. Perhaps, you can add others that our fellow Pilgrims might glean from and gain a better understanding of what it means to desire to be signed but not burned by sin. None of this is true; many just accept a revisionist version of God?s word to justify their choices.


?????????????? Nearly every day Christians choose to stand close enough to be singed by its modern, Atheist culture. They read the newspaper and check out their Horoscope and its daily instructions according to the date of one?s birth. They choose, women as much as men, to have their bodies tattooed with all manner of signs and symbols to demonstrate to the world their penchant for some person, cause, or self- aggrandizement. Many spend money via the phone to consult with a Psychic Reader or Fortune Teller. They choose to buy and play games that are designed to conjure up spirits?especially of the dead. If biblically confronted about those choices, most quickly ?pooh pooh? the entire subject and classify it as ?mere harmless fun?.


?????????????? ?No harm done? Is their cry. Do Christians believe the bible is true?but in some cases it isn?t?

?????????????? ?Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or cast spells or who is a Medium or Spiritist who consults with the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord?.? Deut. 18: 10-12


??Do not practice divination or sorcery?. Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord.? Deut. 19: 26-27?


?????????????? In my novel: THE ROOKIE. Scooter and Elijah have fallen into the clutches of Satan?s henchmen, unwittingly so. To have any chance to escape, they are asked to solve a spiritual riddle?without any clues. Scooter (the Theophany Cat) tells Elijah he must realize that Satan plays with peoples? lives in this manner. He entices them with simple games and promised rewards, but never allows them to know or see the horrific outcomes. God knows what is best for his children. His warnings are for a reason: He does understand Satan and he knows he operates in the world between Heaven and Hell: a world of spirits. What many Christians don?t know or refuse to acknowledge is that the Paranormal World does exist. It is a place where Satan disguises himself as an angel of light, as a vile disgusting creature?even a snake. Too many na?ve Christians willingly march into Lucifer?s abyss thinking they can just visit (get singed) a bit and then quickly exit. Edgar Cayce, the famous seer once was a Christian preacher. He got singed?and burned when he dared to tangle with Satan.


?????????????? God?s church in America has chosen the same formula: get singed nor burned by sin, when it comes to Godly men and women in his service. The Feminist Movement, with its godless agenda, primary goal was to get women and men to disobey God?s biblical and cultural instructions:


?????????????? ?A woman must not wear men?s clothing, nor a man women?s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.? Deut. 22:5


?????????????? ?Wives submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.? Eph. 5: 22-24


?????????????? ?If a man sleeps (has sex) with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own hands.? Lev. 20:13


?????????????? My observations and opinions about God?s church changing from a Patriarchal to a Matriarchal society and earthly church? are these:


?????????????? God?s people declare they want to worship him, but do so without a reverent spirit of fear of his wrath. We have been taught that ?love? is all that matters in our relationship with our heavenly Father. We have turned a God who possesses both wrath and love into a ?pussy cat? who likes warm milk. One might say this type of godless thinking is the foundation for our SELF-ESTEEM culture today. God is # 1?as long as I?m his equal.


?????????????? While some of the bible?s history must be time-warped become of culture and customs of past peoples of history, moral absolutes don?t fit this mold. When Christians ignore God?s commands and his instructions for holy living, his witness falters and dims on earth and the kingdom of God?s church grows smaller and less effective for winning souls to Christ.


?????????????? While our today?s culture has brainwashed Christian women into ignoring God?s pronouncements about women not dressing like men, the godless Feminists gained power in our churches and our society. Unisex is the new fashion mantra!


?????????????? Wives are to be submissive to their husbands in everything has become a joke in all of God?s churches and our society. Many churches now allow the marriage ceremony to be ?creatively? constructed by feminist women and men: ?Honor and obey? has been stricken from the vows for the woman. Everyone is tickled pink?except God. We now have an entire nation where women are the dominant spouse in the marriage, society?.and in God?s church. Man has only himself to blame, he allowed it to happen despite having God?s instructions to not allow it to happen.


?????????????? Homosexuals stand behind pulpits and preach a perverted version of God?s holy word and they serve the sacraments to converts who don?t care they are greats apostates. Women hold the office of elders, though only males are given that spiritual privilege according to God?s holy word.


?????????????? In too many churches that call themselves ?God?s church, they too want to get ?singed? so they can present a ?culturally correct? appeal to a godless society and have the heathen feel good about their compromises with scripture. Would that they hear the voice of Christ as he revealed himself in John?s Revelation as he condemned church after church because they had lost their fervor for their ?first love?: Jesus Christ, and were ?lukewarm?, and detested by our savior.


??????? Pilgrim, where is your witness? Are you being singed? Have you been burned, yet?


??????? Until next time Pilgrim. Add your comments and ask your questions.


Doctor Christian

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About Ranny Grady

I was born in Herington, Ks. In 1940. I graduated from El Reno High School, El Reno, Ok. In 1958. I served four years in Uncle Sam?s military: I traveled halfway around the world, and was a member of the All Navy Basketball Team. I graduated from Phillips University, Enid, Ok. 1965 with a B.S. In History and Physical Ed. I was a teacher and a coach for a few years. I worked for Prentice Hall Publishing Company for seven years: sales and marketing and author promotion. I graduated from Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary with a M-Div in Theology in 1980. I?m listed in Who?s Who in American Universities and Colleges: 1980. I have been madly in love with the same girl: Denise, for 49 years. We have two sons and five grandchildren. I?m a retired minister, except for my Friday Nights Jail Ministry at the Wayne County Jail in Monticello, Ky. I have self-published two novels: LOU?S DIRTY DOZEN (2007/2009) and recently, THE ROOKIE (2011). My novels can be found in nearly 2000 libraries scattered across the Southeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, and a few places in the East. I put them there via ?cold-turkey? calls to librarians. You won?t find them in the Retail Market because this market rarely, if ever, accepts ?self-published? books.
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