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THE LATE, GREAT KENT HOVIND; KENT HOVIND’S FALL FROM GRACE

WRITTEN BY: GEORGE LUJACK

On September 4th, Kent Hovind made a public announcement via YouTube video, declaring to the world that he was getting married to Mary Tocco, a divorced woman whose husband is still alive, on September 24, 2016. Up until that time, Hovind had been letting his supporters know of his failing marriage, tumultuous family life, and strange living situation. According to Kent, upon being released from prison, his wife Jo Hovind had him living in a separate bedroom and she and their son Eric were charging him $600-a-month to reside in his former home. Then, after some time had passed, Jo Hovind filed for divorce and Eric Hovind served his dad with an eviction notice and had him evicted from his former home.

This writer will not make any comments or opinions as to the justification, or lack thereof, for Jo Hovind divorcing her husband or for their son Eric evicting Kent Hovind from his former home. If Jo and Eric Hovind ever wish to air their side of the story, then they will have their voice heard publicly in this matter.

This article will discuss the upcoming ‘marriage’ of ordained Baptist minister Kent Hovind to divorcee Mary Tocco.

KENT HOVIND IS [SPIRITUALLY] DEAD; MEET THE NEW KENT HOVIND

Shortly after being released from prison, many began to notice a new Kent Hovind, a different changed man. Baptist minister Kent Hovind once forcefully proclaimed that evolutionists don’t want to believe in God, because that would mean that there is a lawgiver who makes the rules. Evolutionists do not want to obey God’s laws and thus they came up with a ridiculous theory of the universe and life within it being created without a Creator.

Kent Hovind, at one time, preached on the need for believers to repent, to turn from their sins and obey God (1:52:45 mark video). Sometime during his prison incarceration period, Hovind must have reasoned with himself, believing that he played by all the rules and couldn’t understand what he was doing in prison. Upon being released from prison, Kent became the very thing that he rebuked evolutionists for; he became a person who does not believe in the need to obey God’s laws. Kent Hovind has now become a minister of lawlessness.

One of the first things Kent did when resuming his ministry was to rebuke minister Ray Comfort. Comfort is a man who rightly asked believers, who said they believed in Jesus Christ, if they were living righteously and if they weren’t, he was rebuking them and encouraged them to do so. Hovind felt the need to rebuke Ray Comfort over this, so much so that he appeared in a video as being against Comfort’s efforts to try to get sinners to repent and live righteously. The new Kent Hovind preaches antinomianism, which considers repentance ‘works’ when in actuality repentance is a lifestyle change from living lawlessly in sin and changing to living righteously according to God’s commandments. Works befitting repentance is doing good deeds, charitable giving, helping and feeding the poor, visiting or writing to those in prison, and proclaiming the gospel message.

Kent Hovind has turned the salvation message upside down and backwards. He once rightly proclaimed the need to repent AND believe upon Jesus Christ to be saved. Hovind now preaches to do just as you please, merely believe in Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

LUKE 13:3,5 (NKJV):
“I tell you, no; but UNLESS YOU REPENT you will all likewise perish.”
-Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ)

1 JOHN 2:3-6 (NKJV):
Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” AND DOES NOT KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

KENT HOVIND IS NOW SERVING GOD AS A BAD EXAMPLE

Kent Hovind once urged people, saying, “Find something to do for God with your life. Even if you don’t know how to serve Him, you can serve God as a bad example.”

Hovind had his mind on Mary Tocco, a divorcee, since last February, months before his divorce was finalized, and has announced his intention to marry her on September 24th, as the ink on his divorce papers is still wet. According to Kent, 14-out-of-15 ministers approved of him marrying Mary Tocco. Getting married, in defiance of God’s marriage laws, is not like buying sugar-free gum where 4-out-of-5 dentists approve. One Baptist minister, Joshua Jocelyn, who was a huge supporter of Kent Hovind, stood up for the truth of God’s word and did not approve of Kent marrying a divorced woman.

Getting married to a lawfully married woman who is afterward divorced from her living husband is adultery in 100% of all cases. Many women divorce their husbands or are divorced from them and do get married to another man in adultery, as their original husband lives. Kent Hovind is now joining them in adultery, comforting them, and serving God as a bad example.

PROVERBS 28:9 (NKJV):
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

Kent said in his marriage announcement that he fasted and prayed to God. He said, “It is not good for the man to be alone, so what should I do?” Kent’s answer to his prayers was to marry divorcee Mary Tocco, to justify doing so, and willfully sin by breaking God’s law against adultery.

Many people have been deceived by doctrinally incorrect or false prophet ravenous wolf ministers (Matthew 7:16) who marry divorced women in adultery and have twisted Scripture to justify doing so. Now that Hovind is serving God as a bad example, he has provided an opportunity to discuss the topic of remarriage adultery.

JO HOVIND IS STILL KENT HOVIND’S WIFE AND SHE WILL BE TILL DEATH

DEUTERONOMY 22:19 (NKJV):
And she shall be his wife; he cannot divorce her all his days.

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-8-35-57-pmA divorce paper does not cancel a covenant marriage. Marriage is not a revokable contract. According to Kent Hovind’s public statements, he and his wife Jo were both virgins when they met and later married. They have three children together.

Kent Hovind has jokingly stated in his ministry presentations, “This is not my wife, it is a photo of her.” If Kent has similar plans to display an image of Mary Tocco and proclaim the same thing, I have some unpleasant news for him. That will not be a photo of his wife Mary, it will be an image of a woman who he is committing adultery with.

Women who divorce or “put away” their husbands for just cause, whether it is adultery, abuse, or for some other valid reason, do not sin in acquiring a divorce for their own protection and sanity. Likewise, women who are divorced by their husbands, victims of divorce, have not sinned, as they were divorced against their will. A divorced women however, whose original husband still lives, is under a covenant and a vow she made before God (Numbers 30). A divorced woman CANNOT lawfully marry another man while her original husband lives and if she does she will stand before God one day to be judged as an adulteress. Likewise, the man who marries a divorced woman, whose husband still lives, will be judged by God as an adulterer.

ROMANS 7:2-3 (NKJV):
For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man.

1 CORINTHIANS 7:39 (NKJV):
A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

It is not ideal or natural for a woman to want to dwell alone, and not many women wish to do so. It is understandable, from a human standpoint, that a woman who is a victim of a bad marriage and finds herself free from it and divorced will seek another marriage with another man for emotional and financial support and to enjoy the intimacy of sex. Yet it is a command of the Lord that a woman can have only one husband at a time, that she cannot divorce her husband or be divorced from her husband and marry another while her original husband lives. It is not that the command against a divorced woman getting married to another man while their husband lives is confusing, it is just that many people cannot or will not accept it.

It is a direct command from the Lord Jesus Christ that a divorced woman is to remain single or be reconciled to her original husband, if possible.

1 CORINTHIANS 7:10-11 (NKJV):
Now to the married I COMMAND YET NOT I BUT THE LORD: A wife is not to depart from her husband. But even if she does depart, LET HER REMAIN UNMARRIED or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife.

Mary Tocco is departed and divorced from her husband Sam Tocco, who she has five children with. Is the Lord’s command not clear, that Mary Tocco is either to remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband Sam Tocco? If Sam Tocco were to die, then she would be free from the law and then she could be lawfully married to another man. Sam Tocco is alive, so Mary Tocco’s options are to remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband Sam.

NOT SATISFIED WITH A DIRECT COMMAND FROM THE LORD, THE SCRIPTURE TWISTERS TWIST

1 CORINTHIANS 7:12-15 (NKJV):
But to the rest I, NOT THE LORD, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace.

1 Corinthians 7:12-15 is NOT a command from the Lord, but advice from the Apostle Paul. And what does Paul say in his advice? If an unbelieving spouse wishes to depart a marriage, let him or her depart. A brother or sister in Christ is not under bondage to stay in a bad or hostile marriage. God has called us to live in peace.

In the case of a married woman, who is no longer under the bondage of a bad marriage, is she free to remarry another man? NO! She is not under bondage to stay in an abusive or unbearable marriage, BUT SHE IS NOT FREE TO MARRY ANOTHER MAN WHILE HER HUSBAND LIVES (Romans 7:2-3; 1 Corinthians 7:39).

MEN AND WOMEN ARE NOT EQUALS IN MARRIAGE

Decades of feminist equality propaganda have made many in society forget that many men of Scripture were in polygamous marriages. God allowed men to have more than one wife, but women were never permitted to have more than one husband at a time.

1 CORINTHIANS 7:26-28 (NKJV):
I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress – that it is good for a man to remain as he is: Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But even if you do marry, you have not sinned.

1 Corinthians 7:26-28 DOES NOT apply equally to men and women. A man, if he in good conscious has done no wrong to his wife and has done all that he can to prevent an adulterous-minded or covenant-breaking wife from departing from him, then it will not be a sin for him to marry another wife (a single or widowed woman). However, the wife who is divorced from him IS STILL HIS WIFE and will remain his wife till death, even if he marries another woman or she unlawfully marries another man. In the case that she marries another man, she is still his wife who is living in adultery with another man.

MATTHEW 5:32 (KJV):
“But I say unto you, that whoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication [PREMARITAL SEX], causes her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is [OTHERWISE] divorced [FOR ADULTERY OR ANY REASON OTHER THAN FORNICATION] commits adultery.”

MATTHEW 19:9 (KJV)
:
“And I say unto you, whoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication [PREMARITAL SEX], and shall marry another [WOMAN], commits adultery and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”

MARK 10:11-12 (NKJV):
Yeshua (Jesus) said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

LUKE 16:18 (NKJV):
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery.”

Scripture is very clear that whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery, in all cases, but does not say that whoever marries a divorced man necessarily commits adultery. If a man divorces his wife to marry another woman he commits adultery, but otherwise if a man is a victim of a divorce, it is permissible that he can marry an available single or widowed woman.

The “cause of fornication” exception that Jesus spoke of is a case where a man believes that he is marrying a virgin, but then finds out through initial sexual intercourse that she was not a virgin. For this cause, and only for this cause, can the marriage be cancelled and both the man and woman involved can get married to someone else (Deuteronomy 22:13-21). Fornication, in this context, does not mean adultery.

NEITHER OBEYING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST NOR JOHN THE BAPTIST

Kent Hovind, an ordained BAPTIST minister, is neither obeying the command of the Lord Jesus Christ to not marry a divorced woman, nor is he following the instruction of John the Baptist who rebuked King Herod.

MATTHEW 14:3-4; MARK 6:17-18 (NKJV):
For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife. Because John had said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.”

John knew the law of marriage and knew that King Herod married a divorced woman. John didn’t ask about and likely didn’t know the circumstances of why Herodias left her husband, as it did not matter. John only knew God’s marriage law, which was that is was unlawful for King Herod to have Herodias, a divorced woman, as his wife. John wound up losing his life for rebuking King Herod over his adulterous marriage to Herodius.

WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE IGNORANT OF GOD’S MARRIAGE AND ADULTERY LAWS?

2 CHRONICLES 7:14 (NKJV):
If My people who are called by My name [CHRIST-IANS] will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

HOSEA 4:6 (NKJV):
My people [CHRISTIANS] are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you for being priest for Me [IN THE MILLENNIUM KINGDOM]; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Some who are remarried will argue that they did not know that it was against God’s marriage law to divorce and remarry. Many will say that their church or pastor permitted it. The lack of knowledge excuse may be true, but it will not spare the unlawfully married from the judgment of God.

WHAT ARE THE DIVORCED AND UNLAWFULLY MARRIED TO DO?

Kent Hovind is not listening to truth, having turned his back on the word of God to satisfy his carnal desires. This article is not written for him, as he will not likely to listen to anyone and is risking his own salvation by marrying a divorced woman, Mary Tocco. What is required, by God, of those already married in an adulterous marriage? There is only one thing to do: REPENT.

Adultery is NOT marriage. If anyone has married a divorced woman from a lawful marriage, he is NOT lawfully married to her. He is committing adultery with another man’s current wife. A divorce certificate does not end marriage.

Most Christians would understand that if a man was married to another man, which is legal by the civil laws of society these days, the only remedy for the sin of gay marriage is to repent of this marriage, which means to divorce and stop committing acts of homosexuality. The only remedy for the sin of adultery marriage is to repent of this marriage and stop committing acts of adultery.

John the Baptist rebuked King Herod, explaining to him that it was unlawful for him to have Herodias (Matthew 14:3-4; Mark 6:17-18). Herod was not permitted to keep Herodias, even after he had married her. A man who is likewise unlawfully married to a divorced woman is not permitted to have or keep her. A man married to a divorced woman is committing adultery with her and adultery is a sin that all men must repent of, not live in.

Homosexuality may be considered a worse sin that marriage adultery, and rightfully so, but as far as salvation and entering the kingdom of God is concerned, both sins if unrepentant of will equally ban a person from entering God’s kingdom.

THE JUDGMENT PENALTY FOR LIVING IN AN UNREPENTANT, ADULTEROUS MARRIAGE

HEBREWS 13:4 (NKJV):
Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

There are many today who proclaim and believe, deceiving themselves, that God’s laws are done away with. Lawless-minded ‘Christians’ may feel like they have been given a license to sin, but God’s laws remain. How will God judge those living in adulterous marriages? At minimum, those living in adulterous marriages will NOT inherit the kingdom of God and will be resurrected after the Lord’s millennium kingdom reign (Revelation 20:4-6). Do not be deceived.

1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10:
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? DO NOT BE DECEIVED. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor ADULTERERS, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

GALATIANS 5:19-21 (NKJV):
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: ADULTERY, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

KENT HOVIND IS SINNING WILLFULLY AND HAS FALLEN FROM GRACE

HEBREWS 10:26-29 (NKJV):
For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?

As stated earlier in the article, Kent Hovind is now serving God as a bad example. Kent knows that God forbids a man to marry a divorced woman, but he has turned from God’s word and his former self into a man of lawlessness. Kent is comforting and encouraging others to engage in unlawful adulterous marriages now as well. From the comments on Hovind’s YouTube channel and other video responses concerning his upcoming wedding, it is evident that Kent’s supporters are among the many who are living in adulterous marriages themselves and his detractors are those who know God’s law forbidding the marriage between a man and a divorced woman as adulterous.

It is not a pleasant thing to rebuke and use Kent Hovind, a man once greatly admired by this writer – and still is for his work refuting evolution, as a bad example. Neither is it a pleasant or popular thing to tell the happily married in adulterous marriages that they need to repent if they wish to inherit the kingdom of God and avoid His judgment. God wants us to be holy first, happy second, and that is an unpleasant truth that many do not want to accept.

Kent Hovind once knew and preached that there is a God who is the lawmaker who gets to make the rules. God is the one who makes the rules on marriage, divorce, and everything else, not Kent Hovind. Kent now sounds like the common unrepentant sinner when he says, “Don’t judge me! He who is without sin, cast the first stone.” No one is judging or casting a stone at Kent Hovind. Righteous rebuke is not judgment through stoning.

MATTHEW 7:21-23 (NKJV):
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”

Kent Hovind has led many people away from the lie of evolution to the truth of God as the Creator. I hope and pray that he will not hear “Depart from me, you who practice adultery,” from the Lord one day, but unless he repents from his upcoming adulterous marriage, that is what he is going to hear. Kent Hovind’s works cannot save him, he is not “once saved, always saved,” and his adulterous marriage could condemn him, lest he repents from it.

 

 

 

THE LATE, GREAT KENT HOVIND; KENT HOVIND’S FALL FROM GRACE
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99 Comments

  1. Gerald Barnes in Texas

    September 20, 2016 11:07 am at 11:07 am

    Hello George – Gerald Barnes here. Let’s assume for a moment that both Kent Hovind and Mary Tocco were unsaved people and married each other under their current marital situation. They would be guilty of adultery according to the WORD as you have so eloquently described in your article. However, if they both called upon the LORD Jesus Christ in faith He would not only save them but also forgive them for all their sins, including the sin of adultery. Therefore, does being a Christian invalidate the ability of Christ to forgive and pardon our sins. Is His Mercy and Grace only extended to the unbeliever, and not much more to the believer. The title of your story states that Kent Hovind has fallen from Grace. The only way that Kent Hovind, or any other Christian can fall from Grace is to no longer rely on Christ to save them and forgive them of their sins, but rather to rely on their ability to keep His commandments(the law) perfectly without infraction. George, you and I both know that this is not possible. Hence, our great need for a loving and merciful savior, the LORD Jesus Christ. Galatian 5:2-3: “Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised”(keep the law and commandments for salvation), “Christ shall profit you nothing.” “For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.” “Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” Having been saved by faith in Christ, is Kent Hovind and Mary Tocco now made perfect by keeping the law. Must we as Christians come to Christ for initial salvation and then keep all of His commandments(law) without infraction to keep ourselves saved. 1 John 1:7-10 was written specifically to Christian: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” “If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” I close with Romans 14:4 regarding Kent Hovind, who by his own confession is a servant of the Most High GOD. “Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.”

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      September 20, 2016 1:03 pm at 1:03 pm

      Hello George – Gerald Barnes here. Let’s assume for a moment that both Kent Hovind and Mary Tocco were unsaved people and married each other under their current marital situation. They would be guilty of adultery according to the WORD as you have so eloquently described in your article. However, if they both called upon the LORD Jesus Christ in faith He would not only save them but also forgive them for all their sins, including the sin of adultery. Therefore, does being a Christian invalidate the ability of Christ to forgive and pardon our sins.

      RESPONSE:
      No one is currently saved yet. Satan would like people to believe they are already saved, with false assurance, so that they can lose their salvation by freely sinning with a false sense of security of being OSAS. Salvation is for those who endure in righteousness till the end, of the age, or their life.

      MATTHEW 10:22; (MATTHEW 24:13; MARK 13:13):
      But he who endures to the end will be (shall be) saved.

      Will be and shall be saved are future tense. NO ONE is currently saved. If one lives righteously, according to His commandments, he can have the assurance that he will be (shall be) saved. DO NOT be deceived.

      MATTHEW 7:21-23:
      “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many [PROFESSING BELIEVERS] will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we [CHRISTIANS] not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

      The ONLY people that do things in Jesus’ name, are Christians. So to merely say that you are free to live in sin perpetually, without living righteously or repenting, then what exactly makes a “Christian” better than a lawless sinner?

      1 JOHN 2:4:
      He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

      Does Kent Hovind claim to be a Christian? Yes. Is Kent Hovind keeping the commandment, “Thou shall not commit adultery? No. Therefore, Kent can claim he is a Christian all he wants, but the truth is that he has become a liar and the truth is not in him.

      Gerald Barnes:
      The only way that Kent Hovind, or any other Christian can fall from Grace is to no longer rely on Christ to save them and forgive them of their sins, but rather to rely on their ability to keep His commandments(the law) perfectly without infraction. George, you and I both know that this is not possible.

      RESPONSE:
      No, that is simply NOT TRUE. We must strive to live righteously. While we may stumble, there is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between living righteously and stumbling on occasion, than throwing up the white flag and surrendering to all sin as a helpless sinner who cannot repent.

      1 JOHN 2:6:
      He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

      ROMANS 6:1-2:
      What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not!

      HEBREWS 10:26:
      For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.

      Kent Hovind has fallen from grace. He is freely and willfully sinning. Jesus Christ’s sacrifice no longer covers his sins. In order for Christ’s sacrifice to cover Kent’s sins, he must repent, which means to STOP WILLFULLY SINNING.

      Gerald Barnes:
      Having been saved by faith in Christ, is Kent Hovind and Mary Tocco now made perfect by keeping the law. Must we as Christians come to Christ for initial salvation and then keep all of His commandments(law) without infraction to keep ourselves saved. 1 John 1:7-10 was written specifically to Christian: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

      RESPONSE:
      Your premises are all wrong. Those who keep God’s commandments are not earning their salvation. Salvation cannot be earned, as it is a free gift. HOWEVER, salvation can be lost by willfully sinning. Please show me the Scripture examples of how we should all freely sin now, and not repent. You are searching for verses that allow you to sin, but ignore verses that say you should walk just as He walked (1 John 2:6). How did Jesus walk? Did He sin? No. So, although we cannot walk perfectly in our corrupted sin bodies, we are to practice righteousness, NOT lawlessness.

      1 JOHN 3:10:
      Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God.

      Living in adultery, as Kent is doing, is practicing sin, not practicing righteousness.

      Gerald Barnes:
      I close with Romans 14:4 regarding Kent Hovind, who by his own confession is a servant of the Most High GOD. “Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant?

      RESPONSE:
      Once again,
      1 JOHN 2:4:
      He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

      Kent can confess all day long that he is a servant of the Most High God, but he is not keeping God’s commandment to not commit adultery, therefore he is a liar and the truth is not in him. Is Kent serving God, or is he just a man who uses God as a means to serve himself?

      Again, get a dictionary and learn some terms. I am NOT judging Kent Hovind; I am rightly rebuking him. If I were stoning Kent Hovind, that would mean I was lifting up rocks to throw at his head, to try to kill him in judgment for adultery.

      rebuke:
      to express disapproval of; reprove.

      Rebuking concerns the reproof, correction, and proper instruction of a matter.

      judge:
      to make up one’s mind about; form an opinion about. To think; suppose; conclude; criticize; blame. To govern, impose, punish.

      Judging entails prosecuting, extracting justice, or imposing some kind of punishment.

      LEVITICUS 19:17:
      You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

      PROVERBS 24:25:
      But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight and a good blessing will come upon them.

      ECCLESIASTES 7:5:
      It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise
      Than for a man to hear the song of fools.

      LUKE 17:3:
      Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

      1 TIMOTHY 5:20:
      Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.

      2 TIMOTHY 4:2:
      Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

      TITUS 1:13:
      This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.

      TITUS 2:15:
      Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

      Who am I to rebuke Kent Hovind? I am a true saint of the Most High God, who keeps His commandments, worshiping Him in spirit AND truth.

      JOHN 4:24:
      God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

      REVELATION 14:12:
      Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

      • Gerald Barnes in Texas

        September 20, 2016 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm

        George – The righteousness that I and Kent Hovind walk in is the righteousness of Christ which is imputed to a believer the exact moment when in faith they trust Jesus Christ to forgive their sins. At that point Christ becomes their righteousness. This is the righteousness that comes by faith and not by the works of the law. Abraham is the father of all who come to GOD through the righteousness which is of faith and not of works. Romans 4:2-5: “For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

        George – you state that “No one is currently saved yet.” In light of this statement consider Titus 3:5-6 which would disagree with your premise: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;” Notice that the word Titus uses is “saved” which is past tense.

        George – in your article you have perverted the Gospel(Good News) of Christ and you are trying to link the salvation of Christ with keeping the works of the Law. You need to read the Books of Romans and Galatians because the Apostle Paul was constantly having to deal with Judaizers who were trying to get new Christians to abandon their faith in Christ for salvation and to keep the Law of Moses to obtain salvation. We cannot initially become righteous with GOD through the works of the law and we cannot continue to walk in righteousness through the keeping of the law. George, there are over 600 laws written in the Law of Moses (the Torah). How many of these are you able to keep without infraction today? Are you basing your salvation on being able to please GOD by keeping all of these commandments? If you are, I really feel sorry for you because you have embarked on an impossible journey which ultimately will lead you to death and destruction.

        George – I don’t know what “gospel” you heard and believed but according to your statements it is not the Glorious Gospel of The LORD Jesus Christ as described in the Bible and was proclaimed by Jesus and by all of His holy Apostles.

        The only way that Kent Hovind, or any other Christian for that matter, could be damned or lost to destruction is for them to depart from their faith in Christ. For in so doing, they would also be departing from the righteousness of GOD which comes from an on-going faith in Christ.

        George in closing: I would strongly encourage you to examine yourself to make sure that your salvation is grounded in the person of Jesus Christ alone (plus nothing else). 2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”

        • mike

          September 20, 2016 9:16 pm at 9:16 pm

          Great response, this George guy is either a brand new Christian or a very condemned Christian. Either way his doctrine is very skewed. Apparently that deposit from the Holy Spirit Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts doesn’t really exist. We have to wait until we get to heaven to find out about the one sin that put us over the top and caused us to lose our salvation. Whatever you do, don’t “willfully” flip someone off in traffic and forget to ask for forgiveness because that might be the one that sends you to hell! LOL.

          • Anonymous

            October 1, 2016 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm

            A word from a little people Who died and made you the decider if one has fallen from grace. You think you have the right, just because you “believe” you are righteous. You know who has the right to Judge? God just God. You call your self a follower and a believer and righteous. LOL . Yet you commit the most basic sin. Judgement. Jesus says as a Christian you are not suppose to call another out publicly. If you are offended, by a brother or sister, you are to go to them in private. Now like I said I’m a simple people. I’m not like you spewing out the Lords verses for away to be mean. You are not using them to guide anyone to the Lord you are using Gods word in condemnation of another. That is offensive to me. Allow me to reciprocate. Why would you spend so much time sticking your nose up someone else’s Sin aka SHIT! Why are you all up in his shit? Another simple, word of GOD! Jesus said “concern your self with your own sin”. Get out of his shit. Take care of your own shit. you don’t believe his shit? Ok fine. Now you may say I’m a hypocrite because I, a proclaimed Christian.Is calling you out on your shit. Well Haha! You would be correct sir. See I’m a sinner, as is every single human being on this planet, you including you. See we all do shit. The point (yet another easy peasy simple word of Jesus) Is to become “like” him. Not be him. Like him. And see since we “ALL” have been born “into” sin. Well lets just say it takes can take lifetime. 😉 I suffer and struggle with sin everyday, all my life. I pray and try. I have a very good strong relationship with Jesus. I talk to him everyday. I read my Bible. As a matter Of fact I have suffered and I struggle everyday with sin. Right now calling you out. Everyday I pray for guidence Somedays I do better than others. I have sinned a shit load in my life time. and I have suffered with regret, remorse despair like you can never know. God saved me from the brink of death and hell countless times. And I have been on my kness a number of times. I know grace. I thrive in grace buddy boy. But I am still a sinner. and God came here for me. The sinner not the self proclaimed righteous. Everyday I try not to sin in a world of constant temptation and human nature. And everyday I get closer. God is with me and when I mess up. Upi knpw what he says. He says have faith child. I am with you. You are forgiven. Now like I said I’m just a simple person. When I read the bible I read the message.So I cant throw out John 3:16’s no more than you could throw out OSS codes. Oregon State Statutes. But that a different argument. I KNOW my God. I read the message. I learn the lessons and I get to know Jesus and I seek. What would Jesus do. Se I try. So a resounding yes. You most certainly can sin and sin again. GOD knows our hearts May I suggest. You go back to being “A NEW CHRISTIAN” You could seriously use a washing. From one believer to another. From one sinner to another. All our shit stinks. I will put you in my prayers sir. May God Bless You! God Bless Dr Hovind. I pray to thank God for I know he is with him and that he live in joy and peace. as GODS WILL BE DONE! I promise this.

          • Anonymous

            October 2, 2016 1:29 am at 1:29 am

            I think I put my opinion to the writer in the wrong spot. I do apologize.

        • George Lujack

          George Lujack

          September 24, 2016 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm

          Gerald Barnes:
          George – The righteousness that I and Kent Hovind walk in is the righteousness of Christ which is imputed to a believer the exact moment when in faith they trust Jesus Christ to forgive their sins. At that point Christ becomes their righteousness. This is the righteousness that comes by faith and not by the works of the law.

          RESPONSE:
          1 JOHN 2:3-4:
          Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
          He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

          Gerald, I met you at Hovind’s trial and you seem like a gentleman. But you are a sin enabler.
          Your words stand in contradiction to Scripture.
          You say that you and Hovind have the righteousness of Christ, but Hovind is NOT obeying Christ, is committing adultery, and you support him in that.
          Therefore, you are both liars and the truth is not in either of you.

          Yeshua (Jesus) Himself rebukes those who do not keep the law:

          JOHN 7:19:
          “Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law?”

          • Anonymous

            October 2, 2016 1:25 am at 1:25 am

            Amen!

          • Anonymous

            October 2, 2016 1:38 am at 1:38 am

            George, Your words are the words, of a wolf in sheeps clothing. I know your kind. This article is to spew condemnation. Number one rule. Hate the sin, not the sinner. This article comes from a place of hate. So in my book anything you have to say is the devils words. If you are so bothered by Dr Hovind. Pray for him. I am simple. But I promise you, I will joyfully have my head chopped off. I will never take the mark. And I will yell as loud as I can Jesus Christ is my savior. I know I am going to heaven. Faithful till the end. By Gods Grace and Mercy. There aint nothing you can say about it.

            • George Lujack

              George Lujack

              October 2, 2016 3:25 am at 3:25 am

              ANONYMOUS:
              George, Your words are the words, of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I know your kind.

              RESPONSE:
              No fool. The wolves appear to be righteous, but are in sheep’s clothing advocating lawlessness, and in this case marriage adultery.
              I am a lion, a righteous true man of God, truthfully proclaiming His words and commands.
              So was John the Baptist who rebuked Herod’s marriage to divorced Herodias.

              • living free in Jesus

                October 2, 2016 5:23 am at 5:23 am

                Any man that calls himself righteous. Is but a fool. If you believe for one tiny minute that calling Dr Hovind out does not make you a sinner. You are a fool. And a liar. You are a sinner just like the rest of us. and instead of looking at your own sins and covering them you are attacking a brother. You are a mean man. Vengeful and full of hate. You are told by Jesus him self. To love the sinner, hate the sin. What would Jesus do? Pray for him in silent. You are nothing more than a self righteous holier than thou evil meany. Its people like you that I have to reeducate. because your evil word turns them away. You think you are better than me? You think you are better than Dr Hovind? I pray for you I truly do. You are part of whats wrong with the world today. You need prayer.

                • David H.

                  October 2, 2016 11:06 am at 11:06 am

                  The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
                  9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed[a] thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:9ff ESV)

                • George Lujack

                  George Lujack

                  October 3, 2016 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm

                  So dumb, so lost. Everything you say in your comments prove you are a product of mainstream easy believism teachings. Everything you are complaining about from my article is from Scripture.

                  living free in sin (I mean Jesus):
                  Any man that calls himself righteous. Is but a fool. If you believe for one tiny minute that calling Dr Hovind out does not make you a sinner. You are a fool. And a liar.

                  RESPONSE:
                  Never once in my article did I call myself righteous, but I do practice righteousness rather than lawlessness and living free in sin. Never once did I proclaim that by calling Dr. Hovind out, rebuking him, made me not a sinner. So it is you who is the liar for bearing false witness against me.

                  living free in sin (I mean Jesus):
                  You are a sinner just like the rest of us. and instead of looking at your own sins and covering them you are attacking a brother.

                  RESPONSE:
                  I never claimed that I wasn’t a sinner. I have looked at my sins and have repented from them. i do not live freely in them and advise others to do so too.

                  living freely in sin (I mean Jesus):
                  You are a mean man. Vengeful and full of hate. You are told by Jesus him self. To love the sinner, hate the sin.

                  RESPONSE:
                  Jesus never said “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” You are now bearing false witness against the Scriptures and Jesus’ words.

                  Scripture and Jesus did say to REBUKE sin, which is what I have done with Kent Hovind:
                  LUKE 17:3:
                  “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, REBUKE him; and if he repents, forgive him.”
                  -Jesus.

                  1 TIMOTHY 5:20:
                  Those who are sinning REBUKE in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.

                  2 TIMOTHY 4:2:
                  Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, REBUKE, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

                  TITUS 1:13:
                  This testimony is true. Therefore REBUKE them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.

                  TITUS 2:15:
                  Speak these things, exhort, and REBUKE with all authority. Let no one despise you.

                  I have not taken out any vengeance against Kent Hovind. I have rebuked him in the presence of all, as Scripture commands me to. Vengeance is the Lord’s and I would spare Hovind from that, and anyone else who reads this article and understands (Romans 10:19; Hebrews 10:30).

                  living freely in sin (I mean Jesus):
                  You are nothing more than a self righteous holier than thou evil meany. I pray for you I truly do. You are part of whats wrong with the world today.

                  RESPONSE:
                  You are an easy believism, no need to repent, enabler of sin Christian weenie. Pray for yourself, for you are the blind, having been led by the blind.

                  MATTHEW 15:14:
                  “If the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”
                  -Jesus

                  • Dave Martin

                    November 12, 2016 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm

                    I believe you are mis-applying Lk 17:3. Mt 18:15 amplifies the Luke passage, and gives a more precise truth on how to handle personal offenses.
                    If you are not presently in a ministry position, you really have no idea the kind of criticism, persecution, and underhanded stuff the enemy throws at these heroes in our midst. Please take an opportunity to watch some of Kent’s videos. He is on the side of everyone who has to discuss the truths of the bible among people with science degrees. Seriously, go to a university and share Christ with some science students. If you do this regularly, your regard for Kent’s material will go to a new level.

              • Jacqueline Elrod

                February 17, 2017 3:49 am at 3:49 am

                To the writer, Jesus condemns no one that believes, I am a divorced woman, my first husband beat me almost to death and he claimed to be a Christian, he has since lost his mind. Like in a mental hospital lost his mind. There is not a word in the Bible that will ever convince me that my first marriage was not a sinful ignorant choice where we ignored Gods will, it was all lust, there was no God in it. And I honestly don’t care what you say, or what you quote from the Bible, bc God brought me my current husband, he saved me and my sons life. He is a true man of God, and God blesses us daily. The Bible also says that abuse or adultery makes divorce okay. The thought that you use scripture to say a woman is like a possession that belongs to a man til’ death but a man can take another wife sounds like bigamy. You need to reread that bible a few times. I’d also like to point out that the Bible says no sin is greater than another, and your judgement of Dr. Hovind, and apparently myself is every bit an equal sin to our supposed adultery. May God have mercy on those that preach without the Lord leading them. You’re opinion makes it seem like God doesn’t extend grace to Christians.

          • Common Sense

            February 18, 2017 1:37 pm at 1:37 pm

            George, you condemn as if you know the hearts of man. We are known by our fruit but only the Father knows the heart. You can twist whatever Scripture you want to fit your legalistic view of Salvation. Yes Jesus said that He is “The Way, The Truth, and The Life, no man comes to the Father but through Him.” How did the thief on the cross receive salvation from Jesus when he never repented? Please don’t make an uinformed assumption of his incinuated repentance on the cross because there is no evidence of this. All he said to Jesus was “REMEMBER ME!” “Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom!’”
            Luke 23:42 HCSB. Now, according to your understanding faith alone in Jesus Christ cannot save. Then why did Jesus tell the thief, “And He said to him, ‘I assure you: Today you will be with Me in paradise.'”
            Luke 23:43 HCSB. YOU HAVE NO THEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT. Paul ALSO said For by GRACE through FAITH you have been saved. You claim to know what the heart of repentence looks like. God knows the heart. You act like the pharisee who’s prayer seems so righteous, when God wants the humble heart. You do claim works by salvation with your argument. You are a hypocrite casting judgement on a man with more Godly wisdom and common sense than you will ever have… divorce is acceptable when there is marital unfaithfulness. You added physical abuse in your argument! There is not one verse in Scripture that justifies divorce by physical abuse. Now I am just making that statement to clarify that you sir could be considered a “heretic” accorfing to your statement on abuse leadimg to divorce. That is the same judgement you cast on Hovind.

      • Common Sense

        February 18, 2017 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm

        No one is currently saved yet? Here, let me destroy your awful interpretation of scripture with one verse. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- Ephesians 2:8. SAVED is a past tense. Paul did not say for by grace you will be saved… your entire reply is irrelevent because you began it with the argument that noone is saved. Sorry George but you have a lot of growing to do my man. Het off that spiritual milk my friend and move onto some steak!

      • Nathan k

        March 7, 2017 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm

        So you believe you can lose salvation you are already a false teacher so you had best get the log out of thine own eye if you think being good or bad here keeps you saved you will be sore mistaken when you face Jesus you need to ask god to save you and trust only in the death of Christ to wash you clean

  2. Julie Borik

    September 20, 2016 1:37 pm at 1:37 pm

    Powerful, bold article, George.

    ACTS 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

    Kent Hovind is choosing to obey man (himself) rather than God by disregarding God’s law concerning marriage.

    MATTHEW 5:32 ‘But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

    It is ironic that the man whose masterful work in support of the Scriptural creation story, which led me to cherish God’s word, sought my support as he chooses now to disregard God’s word.

    I was accused of being a cult follower while spending a year fighting the injustice system in an effort to keep Kent from a lifetime behind bars, and still receive such accusations today as I work to serve God’s kingdom. My position against Kent’s upcoming marriage is a testimony that, as Peter answered, I obey God rather than men.

    • mike

      September 20, 2016 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm

      Julie, go do some research on what it meant to be “put away”. Anyone who thinks what Kent is doing is sin simply doesnt’ understand this verse nor do they understand what it meant for a man to put away his wife. Instead of flogging your brother why not look into it?

      • Anonymous

        September 21, 2016 12:11 am at 12:11 am

        MATTHEW 5:32 (KJV):
        “But I say unto you, that whoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of
        fornication [PREMARITAL SEX], causes her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall
        marry her that is [OTHERWISE] divorced [FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN
        FORNICATION] commits adultery.”

        • Julie Borik

          September 21, 2016 12:13 am at 12:13 am

          MATTHEW 5:32 (KJV):
          “But I say unto you, that whoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of
          fornication [PREMARITAL SEX], causes her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall
          marry her that is [OTHERWISE] divorced [FOR ANY REASON OTHER THAN
          FORNICATION] commits adultery.”

    • Anonymous

      October 1, 2016 9:39 pm at 9:39 pm

      Hey uptight a holes. Ya ever think maybe you should pray for him. If that what you believe. instead of passing judgement? Just saying.

  3. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    September 20, 2016 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm

    Gerald Barnes:
    George – you state that “No one is currently saved yet.” In light of this statement consider Titus 3:5-6 which would disagree with your premise: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;” Notice that the word Titus uses is “saved” which is past tense.

    RESPONSE:
    You don’t understand. Yeshua (Jesus) already did save us, in that His salvation work is done for us, past tense, on the cross, but no one is saved yet. We will be saved, when? At the REGENERATION. What is the regeneration? Baptism? Nope. Acceptance of Him as Lord and Savior? Nope. Those are good starts, but we are not saved at that point. All who currently die go to the grave, not heaven.

    It is when He regenerates our flesh and blood sin-stained bodies into incorruptible spirit bodies. It is THEN, that we are saved officially.

    1 CORINTHIANS 15:51-53:
    Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, AND WE SHALL BE CHANGED. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

    MATTHEW 19:28-29:
    So Yeshua (Jesus) said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that IN THE REGENERATION, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.

    • Gerald Barnes in Texas

      September 20, 2016 4:23 pm at 4:23 pm

      George – You are talking about the salvation of the body of corruption which I know has not yet been saved. However, I am speaking about the salvation of our spiritual man which has already been redeemed and saved if we are truly a Christian based on GOD’s definition.

      The salvation of Christ is not only Glorious but it is also progressive and eternal. Christ saves or spirit, soul and body. Christ has immediately saved the “spirit-being” of every Christian the very moment that they place their faith in Him. He continues to intercede for us to GOD the Father as our High Priest on a daily basis to save the “soul-being” of a Christian. The “soul-being” is the “old man” or old-nature of a person which has a natural propensity to sin on a daily basis. And ultimately, Christ will redeem and save our mortal and fleshly “body-being” at Glorious His Second Coming in the Resurrection.

  4. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    September 20, 2016 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm

    Gerald Barnes:
    George – in your article you have perverted the Gospel (Good News) of Christ and you are trying to link the salvation of Christ with keeping the works of the Law. You need to read the Books of Romans and Galatians because the Apostle Paul was constantly having to deal with Judaizers who were trying to get new Christians to abandon their faith in Christ for salvation and to keep the Law of Moses to obtain salvation.
    The only way that Kent Hovind, or any other Christian for that matter, could be damned or lost to destruction is for them to depart from their faith in Christ.

    RESPONSE:
    The lawlessness is STRONG in you. How is it that you condemn those who keep His commandments as Judaisers!

    1 JOHN 2:4:
    He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

    What part of not keeping His commandments do you NOT understand? You are a LIAR if you say you know Him, and are saved, but do NOT keep His commandments.

    Not satisfied, so we must look to the writings of Paul?

    Peter warned about those who would twist Paul’s words, along with the rest of the Scriptures.

    2 PETER 3:15-16:
    Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

    It is the commandment keepers that will be with Yeshua (Jesus), not the lawless, in His kingdom.

    REVELATION 14:12:
    Here is the patience of the saints; here are those WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS of God and the faith of Jesus.

    By the way, I have read Galatians and Romans and anytime you want to twist Paul’s words to espouse lawlessness, be my guest. You will be soundly and thoroughly rebuked.

    • Gerald Barnes in Texas

      September 20, 2016 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm

      George – As I asked you earlier, which commandments of the law do you keep? There are 613 laws in the Torah, the Law of Moses. Are these the commandments to which you refer? How many of the 613 commandments do you keep on a regular basis and how many of the 613 commandments do you break on a regular basis? If you break even one, according to GOD’s word you are guilty as though you broke them all!

      As a Christian, through the power of Christ I personally endeavor to keep the two Great Commandments of Christ. Matthew 22:36-40 – “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

      George – As Christians, according to Christ, if you and I live according to these two great commandments then all of the demands of the law and prophets are fulfilled. There remains no further need to attempt to keep all of the 613 laws of Moses.

      • George Lujack

        George Lujack

        September 24, 2016 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm

        I keep all of the so-called 613 laws. I keep the seventh day Sabbath, I keep the dietary laws, I keep the marriage laws, and prohibitions. I have not married my mother, sister, and neither have I been with a man as with a woman. I don’t have sex with animals, etc. You would be surprised how quickly the laws add up to 613.
        Do you break the laws of Moses? Which ones and why? They are not impossible to keep. If you think so, which one? And I also do not wear wool and linen together (NOT any two mixed fabrics).
        Do you keep all the tens of thousands of American criminal laws, vehicle and traffic laws, and IRS tax regulation laws? If not, which one and why?
        Have I always kept the law perfectly? No. But I strive to keep it perfectly.
        Have you always kept the vehicle and traffic laws perfectly? No. But you strive to drive as perfect as you can, to avoid being pulled over by the police.
        Why do you think you can live spiritually lawlessly, freely breaking His eternal commandments, and God will not judge you?

        • living free in Jesus

          October 2, 2016 5:36 am at 5:36 am

          Of course we will be judged. You seriously think you are not a sinner? Wow! Just that in its self is sinful. So fyi ya freak of nature.Oh holy perfect, my shit dont stink,straight up moron? Why the hell you living the way of our times? You useing computor? You gossip? You should be living in a mosque somewhere, you so perfect. lmao follower of Jesus my ass. I call straight up bullshit on you. Jesus is synonymous with LOVE. You do NOT speak love!

  5. D Piriczky

    September 20, 2016 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm

    I am just Gerald isn’t the one forgiving my sins

  6. Vivienne Mack

    September 20, 2016 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm

    You disgust me, George Lujack. All I will say to you is that in whatever measure you judge another, the same measure will be used to judge you. You and your lawkeeping nonsense were the reason i stopped following the Free Kent groups, since you would not receive any counsel from others about your lawkeeping paradigm or your idiotic belief that the world is flat. You are doing great damage to a lot of people with this hideous self righteous article, and if God therefore chooses to judge you with the same yardstick you have applied to Kent and Mary, and their situation, then I surely dont want to be in your shoes come judgement day. If we are saved by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

    • Gerald Barnes in Texas

      September 20, 2016 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm

      Hello Vivienne. I applaud your comment to George Lujack regarding “If we are saved by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Amen to that. You mentioned that George Lujack believes in the Flat Earth Theory. I was not aware that he held this belief.

      • Julie Borik

        September 21, 2016 12:33 am at 12:33 am

        George Lujack DOES NOT believe in the Flat Earth Theory. Excerpt from his article refuting the Flat Earth Theory: “Scripture does not proclaim the Earth to be a flat circular disc. Flat Earth believers are either ignorant in understanding the true meanings of the Scripture verses used to proclaim a flat Earth or they intentionally twist the figurative language of Scripture to maintain their false Flat Earth Theory.”

      • George Lujack

        George Lujack

        September 21, 2016 5:35 am at 5:35 am

        WRONG. I NEVER proclaimed a flat Earth. False accusations and libelous defamation will get you nowhere.

        • Vivienne Mack

          September 21, 2016 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm

          yeah you did.

          • George Lujack

            George Lujack

            September 24, 2016 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm

            Do you have ANY EVIDENCE at all, Vivienne Mack, to support your claim that I, George Lujack, EVER proclaimed the Earth to be flat?
            Of course you do not.
            WHY?
            Because you are a LIAR who bears false witness.

            • Vivienne Mack

              September 27, 2016 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm

              Oh, a thousand pardons your majesty.. I got well and truly sick of your sanctimonious rubbish when you were commenting in the group supporting Kent. Toads like you were the reason I stopped following that group, and regrettably, or maybe fortunately, I didnt bother to save any of your worthless outrageous comments. However, I remember you, and you are still the sanctimonious pig you were then.

              • George Lujack

                George Lujack

                September 28, 2016 1:41 pm at 1:41 pm

                If being a man who advocates repentance, following God’s commandments, and believing in Yeshua (Jesus) as my Lord and Savior makes me a sanctimonious pig to you, I gladly accept your compliment. I’m sure you will be surprised to meet your Jesus one day and realize, “Yeah, He was serious about His laws! Have mercy on me Lord.” So, I am a sanctimonious pig for rightly proclaiming God’s word, eh? You know what that makes you then? A REVILER. Revilers will NOT inherit the kingdom of God. Repent woman, and wise up. Then I will forgive you.

    • Julie Borik

      September 21, 2016 12:25 am at 12:25 am

      You did not read what George said regarding salvation, so I will copy his comments for you again: Your premises are all wrong. Those who keep God’s commandments are not earning their salvation. Salvation cannot be earned, as it is a free gift. HOWEVER, salvation can be lost by willfully sinning. Please show me the Scripture examples of how we should all freely sin now, and not repent. You are searching for verses that allow you to sin, but ignore verses that say you should walk just as He walked (1 John 2:6). How did Jesus walk? Did He sin? No. So, although we cannot walk perfectly in our corrupted sin bodies, we are to practice righteousness, NOT lawlessness.

      • Gerald Barnes in Texas

        September 21, 2016 10:18 am at 10:18 am

        Julie – The LORD Jesus Christ gives you the free gift of forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life. However, you and George contend that you must then do something in order to retain the Free Gift of eternal life. How exactly, is this not the same thing as earning the Free Gift of GOD? If there is no work that you could ever do to earn salvation initially, then there is no work that you could ever do to retain the Free Gift of GOD. Otherwise, it is not a Free Gift. This should be obvious to anyone who loves and seeks after truth. I am truly sorry if you and George have been blinded to the truth of GOD’s Free Gift. In addition, I do not practice a life of lawlessness nor do I advocate such. However, life is messy sometimes and as Christians we do not always do the right things. However, thanks be to GOD we have an advocate with the Father, The LORD Jesus Christ. 1 John 2:1 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:”

        • Julie Borik

          September 24, 2016 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm

          Hello Gerald,

          Do not be concerned about me.

          You said, “…life is messy sometimes.” Ever hear our former pastor say, “God does not bless our mess”?

          The right to keep and bear arms is a right guaranteed by the Constitution. One can lose the right to keep and bear arms by being a convicted felon. Therefore, although a person never did anything to “earn” their right to keep and bear arms, a person could do something to lose that right. Same goes for a driver’s license. Get enough DUI’s and a person could lose their right to drive. Or vote, etc.

          Satan and the demons once had salvation. They dwelt in heaven with God. They lost their estate in heaven and lost their salvation by their rebellion.
          Your premises are wrong and you are deceived.

          HEBREWS 10:26-29:
          For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?

      • Vivienne Mack

        September 21, 2016 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm

        I couldnt care less what he said, since his attitude is so highly offensive and self righteous that nothing he has to say would interest me. Any unsaved person reading that would think you are all mad, and I would tend to agree with them. If the article had been written without the very obviously PERSONAL attack on Kent Hovind and Mary Tocco, then maybe it would be worth discussing, but since the theme is exclusively about look at these two dreadful sinners, I am so glad that I am not like them…. well, I will just stick with God be merciful to me, a sinner, saved by grace.

    • living free in Jesus

      October 2, 2016 5:44 am at 5:44 am

      Amen!

  7. mike

    September 20, 2016 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm

    Dear George, thanks for doing my work for me. That Kent Hovind was a thorn in my side, thank you and all your Christian brothers for taking to the internet and blasting this guy relentlessly. I’ve noticed it hasn’t done a single thing to strengthen the Christian church, but rather it’s made a giant mockery of it. I can’t do this all on my own so thank you for this brilliant article!
    Your pal, -Satan

  8. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    September 20, 2016 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm

    Gerald Barnes:
    George – As I asked you earlier, which commandments of the law do you keep? There are 613 laws in the Torah, the Law of Moses. Are these the commandments to which you refer? How many of the 613 commandments do you keep on a regular basis and how many of the 613 commandments do you break on a regular basis?

    RESPONSE:
    I keep all 613 laws. Can you please advise me which one of the 613 I break? Can you please advise me which one of the 613 is impossible to follow?

    Are you actually saying that God gave us laws that were impossible to follow? Are you actually saying that God is a retard for giving us impossible laws to follow?

    Or are you just a a false prophet of lawlessness? My bet is you are regurgitating the lies of end time ministers of lawlessness.

    MATTHEW 24:11-13:
    Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

    You have declared that keeping the 613 laws is impossible? Such a faithless fool…

    MATTHEW 19:26; MARK 10:27:
    With God, all things are possible.

    All things are possible EXCEPT obeying His laws? Oh, you lawless schmuck.

    • David H.

      September 21, 2016 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm

      George,
      You wrote:
      “I keep all 613 laws. Can you please advise me which one of the 613 I break? Can you please advise me which one of the 613 is impossible to follow?”

      Response A: There is no way you CAN keep all 613 Laws, as many of them require a temple, and there has not been one there for 2000 years. (Emphasis on Period)
      Response B: From A.W. Tozer. “What we are is more important than what we do. What we do is only a symptom of what we are” If You refer to the Sermon on the mount, Jesus said if you hate another, you have murdered them. If you look upon a woman lustfully you have committed adultery. None of the 613 laws can condemn a person of Hatred, or lustful thoughts, they can only condemn a person of the symptom, when they act on their hatred or their lust and commit Murder and adultery. Only Jesus can change what we are, this is the transformation that occurs in every believer. This is called progressive sanctification. There is a reason that David Prayed the prayer at the end of psalm 139, where he had just finished saying how much he hated the enemies of the Lord with a “complete hatred”. That Prayer is one I recommend you pray as well here, for the Law of Christ says to Love thine enemies. And you have failed to fulfill this law I can guarantee it.
      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+139&version=ESV

      Response C: Here in is the difference that I am trying to make. There is the Torah, which addresses the symptoms, and the Law of Christ which addresses the cause of the symptoms. So Stark a difference is this, that the apostle Paul wrote:
      4 though I myself have reason for confidence in the flesh also. If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. (Phil. 3)
      He realized on the road to Damascus, that his zeal for the Law was persecuting the very one that fulfilled the law. In Hatred, he stood there as Stephen was stoned, the first man to fulfill the law of Christ. When You fulfill Jesus’ New commandment, then you too will fulfill the Law of Christ.
      12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:12-13)

      Comment on OSAS and Eternal security: Do not confuse the two. OSAS is mans attempt to give license to sin and live in the flesh. Eternal security comes when we put to death the flesh, and its desires, and live by the Holy Spirit. That is where we get assurance from. If You do not have assurance, it is likely that you are still living in the flesh.

      16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do[e] such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Galatians 5)

      God Bless.

      • David H.

        September 25, 2016 11:00 am at 11:00 am

        well, looks like crickets chirping again….
        For all the people who believe we are not under the law, read again the conditional statement in Gal. 5:18. This is a classic “If…then” statement, making being led by the Spirit the condition to not being under the law. Most churches in this country today and the members and leaders within them are not led by the Spirit. Meaning they will be judged by the “law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2, I Cor. 15:56). Instead they are led by the will of man, and the mind of man. The Legalist falls in the same boat from the opposite perspective. Understood properly, this will put an end to the whole “law vs Grace” debate. But people are afraid to let go and let God control their lives, and be led by the Spirit.
        God Bless.

        • George Lujack

          George Lujack

          September 25, 2016 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm

          DAVID H:
          Response A: There is no way you CAN keep all 613 Laws, as many of them require a temple, and there has not been one there for 2000 years. (Emphasis on Period)
          RESPONSE:
          Very ignorant. I do not keep the Levitical priest temple laws as I am not a Levitical priest. But if I was a levitical priest, I would keep them. I also do not keep the feminine hygiene menstrual cycle laws, as I am not a woman.
          DAVID H:
          Response B: From A.W. Tozer. “What we are is more important than what we do.
          RESPONSE FROM SCRIPTURE:
          1 CORINTHIANS 7:19:
          Keeping the commandments of God is what matters.

          • David H.

            September 25, 2016 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm

            George,
            Four of the 7 festivals of the Lord require a male from every household to journey to Jerusalem to the temple mount. You are a male in your household, are you not? So either you have some serious frequent flyer miles, or you have broken these commandments…So which is it? The former, as there is no temple in Jerusalem. Every Jew has broken these commandments.

            So, Let’s look at 1 Corinthians 7:19 in context:
            17 Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches. 18 Was anyone at the time of his call already circumcised? Let him not seek to remove the marks of circumcision. Was anyone at the time of his call uncircumcised? Let him not seek circumcision. 19 For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God. 20 Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called. 21 Were you a bondservant when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.) 22 For he who was called in the Lord as a bondservant is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a bondservant of Christ. 23 You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men. 24 So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.

            So, Is Paul Contradicting himself when he says the uncircumcised should not seek circumcision even though this is one of the 613 commandments of God? Let’s look at another verse very similar to 1 Cor. 7:19.

            For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. (Gal. 6:15)
            BEING A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST IS WHAT MATTERS!

            What does a New creation mean? Read the following:
            16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

            There is that word “flesh” again, speaking of the fleshly mark of circumcision vs. the New creation which is circumcision of the heart. (Romans 2:28)

            You sit here and lecture people about “rebuke” and repentance, yet how is it that you cannot receive the rebuke of a brother in Christ Jesus, and repent yourself when the Truth of Your sin comes to light? Do You see your Hypocrisy? Someone else above pointed this verse to you above, and I will again.
            8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8) I do not know of a verse that is anymore straight forward than this. By denying your own sin, you are in fact committing the sin of lying (AKA bearing false witness), plain and simple. It does not make a difference if you are lying to others or lying to yourself, it is still a lie, and violates one of the ten commandments.

            So, George, May the lord Jesus Christ rebuke you and show you the error of your ways. This is a blessing if you will receive His instruction. Take the time to read your comments here. They are not producing Spiritual fruit, but rather bad fruit. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. (John 15:4)
            BTW, Next time you requite a quote, quote the whole thing. Here is the whole quote from Tozer again.
            “What we are is more important than what we do. What we do is only a symptom of what we are”

            • George Lujack

              George Lujack

              September 26, 2016 2:30 am at 2:30 am

              DAVID H:
              George,
              Four of the 7 festivals of the Lord require a male from every household to journey to Jerusalem to the temple mount. You are a male in your household, are you not? So either you have some serious frequent flyer miles, or you have broken these commandments…

              RESPONSE:
              David, you are PERVERTING AND ARE COMPLETELY ABSURD! The commands for the feasts of the Lord did NOT speak of a worldwide migration to Israel, they were for the Israelites in Israel. So, since you pervert this, might as well just break ALL OF GOD’S LAWS then, the lawless ignorant rationalize! I really do not have the patience for this level of idiocy and illogic. I have read about the feasts and I do not see your “commands” from God as you have said, so please provide chapter and verse. Here’s what I see:

              LEVITICUS 23
              1And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
              3‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.
              4‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. 5On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’S Passover. 6And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. 8But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’”
              9And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the Lord, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin. 14You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
              15‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. 17You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the Lord. 18And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the Lord. 19Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering. 20The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
              22‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the Lord your God.’”
              23Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’”
              26And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27“Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. 29For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”
              33Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 34“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord. 35On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. 36For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.
              37‘These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day— 38besides the Sabbaths of the Lord, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord.
              39‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. 40And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. 41You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.’”
              44So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.

              • David H.

                September 26, 2016 4:12 am at 4:12 am

                14 “Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to me. 15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. None shall appear before me empty-handed. 16 You shall keep the Feast of Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. You shall keep the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labor. 17 Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God.
                18 “You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, or let the fat of my feast remain until the morning.
                19 “The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God. (Exodus 23:14-19)

                So, Do you stand corrected yet?
                As a further proof that this is the requirement, Look at Zechariah 14, where the feast of ingathering or booths will continue to have this requirement upon the nations (Gentiles)Throughout the millenium. Without a temple (House of the Lord your God), Israel has been unable to keep the Law as it was written in the Torah.

                You see George, when you ignore the truth, and lie to yourself that you are without sin contrary to the word of God, You make a mockery of the faith, and falsely accuse bretheran of being parties in Lawlessness like you did above. Your arrogance and pride are your sin which is the original sin. If you had no original sin, Which is what Jesus came to remove from you by His blood, and not the blood of Goats and calves, Then You would understand that this is what a “new creation” refers to. Instead, you ignore 90% of what I wrote above, and focus on 10% of it, and then falsely accuse a Brother of supporting lawlessness. This is the same Pride that led Jesus to say of the Pharisees that “ye are of your father the devil” Who was a murderer and liar. When you become a New creation in Christ we remain in this fallen flesh until the translation of our bodies into spiritual bodies (1 Cor. 15) Until then, we have the flesh and its desires to contend with as believers. As we walk with The Holy Spirit, we learn to put to death the flesh and its desires, but all the time this is the work of the Holy Spirit in us not our own work. This is called Progressive sanctification as opposed to the instant sanctification where the Blood of Jesus removes the Original sin in our lives. EVERY apostle in the New Testament preached this, from Paul to James to John and Peter. If You have not even thrown away your pride, and become a new creation in Christ how can you expect to put to death the flesh and the desires thereof?

                I will give you a real world example of this. Under threat of beheading, a Muslim will create converts to their faith. But is this a real conversion, or one done in self preservation? Virtue, AKA righteousness, is never coerced out of a person, because then it would not be virtue. The Law coerces righteousness via the severity of God. Salvation through Jesus comes through the kindness of God. We Submit to Him, and his Laws not because we are forced to do so, but because we “will” to do so, thus our submission to His law is done righteously, if it is done in surrender to his Love. The World is full of coerced asceticism, and legalism such as the Muslims do. You can go become a bhuddist and deny yourself everything by meditation, and sit in a cave the rest of your life and not be righteous in the eyes of God. There is only one way to the Father, and that is through the Son, and his grace. No Work that you do by your own might will please him, hence the Words of Habbakuk, Not by power or by might, but by My Spirit… But if pride remains in You, and you are still doing so by your own strength, then You likely have never been regenerated (Born again). It all goes back to the fall in Genesis, when man ate of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil. It was not just the tree of evil, but of good and evil. You cannot have everlasting life (the tree of life, which is Jesus) until you discard the desire to be like God and know Good and Evil. The Law was a schoolmaster that pointed to Jesus who fulfilled the Law. In Him, we find rest, not in the law of the Sabbath, a regulation any man can choose to Obey by his own will. The Law of Christ can be reduced to three main principles. Faith….Believe in the LORD Jesus Christ, Abide in the vine (John 15, AKA continue in the faith), and Love one another as He loved us, laying down His life for us (Agape)(John 13, and 15). You really should read John 13-17 again, as this I where he revealed his Law, which replaced the law of sin and death (please note these are Paul’s word not mine from Romans 8:2).

                God Bless.

                • George Lujack

                  George Lujack

                  September 26, 2016 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm

                  DAVID H:
                  14 “Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to me. 15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you shall eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. None shall appear before me empty-handed. 16 You shall keep the Feast of Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. You shall keep the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labor. 17 Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God.
                  18 “You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, or let the fat of my feast remain until the morning.
                  19 “The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God. (Exodus 23:14-19)
                  So, Do you stand corrected yet?

                  RESPONSE:
                  No, not at all. I will now correct you.
                  DAVID H:
                  Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to me. √
                  RESPONSE:
                  Get yourself involved with a Messianic synagogue to learn of His feasts and how to keep them.
                  DAVID H:
                  None shall appear before me empty-handed. ?
                  Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God. ?
                  RESPONSE:
                  How do we appear before the Lord? Ah, see, this is where you are PERVERTING God’s commands.
                  CONTEXT AND HISTORY:
                  This command applied when the Lord was DWELLING WITH THE HEBREWS.
                  Since He is no longer dwelling among the Hebrews of Israel, since the Hebrews broke the covenant and Yeshua (Jesus) departed, they could no longer appear before Him in the tent of meeting, where Moses often met with Him.
                  HOWEVER, when the Lord returns I am sure this command will then reapply.
                  DAVID H:
                  19 “The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God. (Exodus 23:14-19)
                  RESPONSE:
                  This again, is not a law for all people worldwide. It was a command for the people of Israel, to bring a tithe to the Levite priests. Why? Because the Levitical priests taught in the temple and had no land inheritance.
                  DEUTERONOMY 12:11-12:
                  There you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, and all your choice offerings which you vow to the Lord. 12And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your sons and your daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levite who is within your gates, SINCE HE [THE LEVITE] HAS NO PORTION OR INHERITANCE [OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL] WITH YOU.

                  DAVID H:
                  You see George, when you ignore the truth, and lie to yourself that you are without sin contrary to the word of God, You make a mockery of the faith, and falsely accuse bretheran of being parties in Lawlessness like you did above. Your arrogance and pride are your sin which is the original sin.
                  RESPONSE:
                  No David, I never once claimed to be without sin. I just showed you up in your deceptions.
                  You stated the following:
                  “Four of the 7 festivals of the Lord require a male from every household to journey to Jerusalem to the temple mount. You are a male in your household, are you not? So either you have some serious frequent flyer miles, or you have broken these commandments…So which is it?”
                  You have provided ZERO EVIDENCE to support this claim, and the follow up further absurd claim that since we do not make the trip to the temple for all the feasts, therefore throw the baby out with the bathwater and abolish ALL HIS COMMANDMENTS!
                  Such lawless foolishness. Such idiocy.
                  Is the following instruction from the Lord too difficult for you to understand?:
                  MATTHEW 5:18:
                  For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.

                  MATTHEW 24:35, MARK 13:31, LUKE 21:33:
                  Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

            • George Lujack

              George Lujack

              September 26, 2016 2:35 am at 2:35 am

              DAVID H:
              BEING A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST IS WHAT MATTERS!
              What does a New creation mean? Read the following:
              16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

              RESPONSE:
              And what does “being a ‘new creation’ in Christ” mean? What should we do?

              1 JOHN 2:3-6:
              Now by this we know that we know Him, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

              We are to keep His commandments and walk like He walked. Ah, but you don’t like those verses, so you go elsewhere… “It’s impossible.” “The Temple Mount is not there!”
              The sorry state of lawless Christians…

              • David H.

                September 26, 2016 4:16 am at 4:16 am

                WE ARE To Keep HIS commandments…Look at who the pronoun refers to in the verse from first John. These are the commandments of Christ.

                • George Lujack

                  George Lujack

                  September 26, 2016 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm

                  SMH at the sheer stupidity. The commandments of Christ, are the commandments of the OT. Yeshua (Jesus) did not come to abolish or change the law. The Lord God who appeared to Moses to give the commandments was Christ!

                  • David H.

                    September 26, 2016 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm

                    George wrote:
                    “I keep all 613 laws. Can you please advise me which one of the 613 I break? Can you please advise me which one of the 613 is impossible to follow?”
                    George also wrote:
                    “This command applied when the Lord was DWELLING WITH THE HEBREWS.
                    Since He is no longer dwelling among the Hebrews of Israel, since the Hebrews broke the covenant and Yeshua (Jesus) departed, they could no longer appear before Him in the tent of meeting, where Moses often met with Him.
                    HOWEVER, when the Lord returns I am sure this command will then reapply.”

                    Response: George, now we are getting somewhere. You see the commandment to appear before the Lord in the tent of meeting is numbered among the 613 Laws of the Torah, and you yourself admit that these commands only applied when the Lord was dwelling with the Hebrews. THEREFORE, you, nor any Jewish person has been able to keep all 613 commandments since the destruction of the temple in 70AD. SO I Just showed you which of the 613 laws you break, and you yourself admitted to it, as per your original request. “POINT MADE, DEBATE ENDED.
                    YOUR LOGIC IS FLAWED.

                    George wrote:
                    “Get yourself involved with a Messianic synagogue to learn of His feasts and how to keep them.”

                    Response: How is it that you did not know about this despite attending a Messianic synagogue, and little old Gentile David knew about this? Must not be something they teach in the synagogue, I wonder why? It is right there in Exodus.
                    What your response in fact admits to is that there are different dispensations throughout History. In Each, God reveals more of Himself to us and our relationship with him changes (Please note I did not say God Changes) Noah had the Noahic covenant, Built upon that was the Abrahamic covenant, and upon that is the Mosaic covenant, and built upon that is the Prophets, and all of them point to Jesus Christ, Who fulfilled the Law and the prophets. Luke 16:16 states: ( And I will quote the context, because I have no issue with verse 17) 16 “The Law and the Prophets were until John; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is preached, and everyone forces his way into it. 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one dot of the Law to become void.

                    Here, we see Jesus declaring one dispensations end, The Law and the Prophets, and the current dispensation, the “Gospel of the Kingdom” (To The Jew first), and then Later The dispensation of the church age begins, where the Gospel of salvation is preached, and then in the end times again returns to the Gospel of the kingdom being preached (Mat. 24:14) in the final week of Daniel’s prophecy of 70 sevens (Daniel 9:24-27), which will again have a Temple rebuilt or tabernacle at which time the Torah is practiced in its entirety. Until this latter times dispensation takes place, we are under the Law of Christ.
                    For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2)

                    Not one dot of the Law is null and void, as it still serves a purpose of bringing the unbeliever to the cross in repentance. And You knowing now what I have written here should also approach Him in repentance as well. You cannot bear fruit unless you abide in the vine… Again, read John 15. Now you can see that I am not promoting lawlessness as you accuse me of, but in fact am affirming the Law and its fulfillment in Jesus who on the cross said; “It is finished”.
                    “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. (Matthew 5:17)

                    God bless

          • Tina

            April 3, 2017 2:49 am at 2:49 am

            So do you make your wife go and sleep in a tent outside your home when it is time for her monthly ?

  9. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    September 20, 2016 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm

    Vivienne Mack:
    You disgust me, George Lujack. All I will say to you is that in whatever measure you judge another, the same measure will be used to judge you.

    RESPONSE:
    You dumb woman. Why don’t you follow the advice of the Apostle Paul and remain silent.

    THEN…

    Get yourself a dictionary and study the words “rebuke” and “judge.”

    I have not judged Kent Hovind. By the measure I give is the measure I get? FINE.

    Rebuke me. Show me my sin.

    We are commanded to rebuke sinners. I am not “stoning” Kent Hovind in judgment; I am rebuking him in righteousness.

    But Yeshua (Jesus) will judge adulterers.

    LEVITICUS 19:17:
    You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

    PROVERBS 24:25:
    But those who rebuke the wicked will have delight and a good blessing will come upon them.

    ECCLESIASTES 7:5:
    It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise
    Than for a man to hear the song of fools.

    LUKE 17:3:
    Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

    1 TIMOTHY 5:20:
    Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.

    2 TIMOTHY 4:2:
    Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

    TITUS 1:13:
    This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.


    TITUS 2:15:
    Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

    How quickly do the unrighteous of this world point out that Yeshua (Jesus) said, “Do not judge,” while omitting the fact that Yeshua (Jesus) also instructed believers to rebuke sin (Luke 17:3). Scripture instructs believers to rebuke sin.

    • Vivienne Mack

      September 21, 2016 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm

      Yep, you are still the same old self righteous pig that you were in the groups, so good luck to you when you stand in front of Jesus and attempt to explain this hitpiece on a person who never did you the least bit of harm. And if you care to stand in front of Jesus and say you never broke a single law of the torah, then sell me a ticket, cos you are calling GOD a liar, and I want to see the show when you set out to justify yourself.

      • Nickolaus Pacione

        October 30, 2017 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm

        I can see Kent’s new wife engaging in a catfight with Jo Hovind over adultery (wait can I joke about catfights on this blog?)

  10. David Bosh

    September 21, 2016 5:31 am at 5:31 am

    Hey George, why are you throwing stones at Kent? It seems like you have something personal against him. Envy? Jealousy?

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      September 21, 2016 10:43 am at 10:43 am

      Hey David, I will stoop down to your level of idiocy and lawlessness to address your point.

      I have not picked up any stone to judge Kent Hovind to death for his upcoming adultery. Nor have I judged him to a prison sentence for adultery. I have rightly rebuked him for adultery. Homework assignment for you: Look up the definitions of “rebuke” and “judge” and then think before posting and wise up.
      1 TIMOTHY 5:20:
      Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.

      2 TIMOTHY 4:2:
      Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

      TITUS 1:13:
      This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.

      TITUS 2:15:
      Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

  11. DaJuan Hayes

    September 21, 2016 11:55 am at 11:55 am

    This is hysterical.

  12. Michael Perleberg

    September 21, 2016 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm

    What was meant to be an article about Kent Hovind and Divorce is really more about the Gospel which you do not understand fully George. I don’t know you and have read nothing else you have written, if anything. So what if Kent Hovind gets married and then decides to repent as you say? Should he divorce her now? What is his recourse then? And please let me be clear, I am not sayingI agree with Kent Hovind. I do agree with you that as a Christian we MUST continue to seek the Lord and separate ourselves to rid ourselves of sin. But when you look t salvation and look at salvation passages, it is quite clear that we are saved by faith through the grace of God. You say that believing in Jesus is not enough. In a way you are correct. If it’s just a man named Jesus. But it’s the believing in the true Jesus as Lord, God in the flesh, who died and rose again. That Jesus DOES save by faith in him alone.

    For in Acts two times it says by believing in Jesus.

    Acts 16:30-33

    30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

    31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

    32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

    33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

    So clearly he wanted to be saved. So they tell him how. They goto his house, preaches to them about Jesus(The Word), they ALL believe in his house (So this covers “and thy house” in verse 31) and are now SAVED, then they get baptized after believing.

    Then in Acts 8:35-38 we see the same thing.

    35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

    36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

    37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

    38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

    So this man learns about the LORD Jesus. And wants to get baptized but Philip needed to make sure he believed first. He says exactly what salvation is. Jesus Christ is the son o fGod. He clearly knew that what happened to Jesus and that he was the Lord and Savior.

    David was saved and had many wives and concubines. Solomon was even worse. They were also under the law by the way.

    When you use the below verse in 1 JOHN, you misunderstand keep His commandments.

    1 JOHN 2:4:
    He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

    But you use it in the oldness of the letter of the law which brings death. For when you read further in 1 JOH, you find the full meaning of “keeping the commandments”

    1 JOHN 3:23
    And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

    1 John 4:21
    And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

    The same is said by our Lord in John 15.

    John 15:10-12
    10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

    11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

    12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you

    The again in JOHN 15:17
    These things I command you, that ye love one another.

    Then you also use Hebrews 10:26
    For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

    To all others who read this, read the chapters before and after and you will totally understand this IN CONTEXT. He is speaking to Jews. The high priest would go in the Holy of Holies in the temple before the ark and sprinkle blood (picture of Jesus’s blood atonement) for a sin offering for the people of Israel. The Jews who were SAVED were having a hard time understanding that Jesus paid for sins ONCE – ONCE FOR ALL. Their mind was thinking that if they sinned again after being saved, what happens now? Do they need another sacrifice. But the author of Hebrews is saying that there is only once sacrifice so that is not possible. Since Jesus is the ONLY offering, IF there needed to be another, we all would go straight to hell since there is only one sacrifice. But the author is confirming and teaching them again that Jesus stood before God on our behalf once for our sacrifice and that the old testament ways of doing things were only “pictures” of the heavenly things.

    It’s the same thing in Hebrews 6 where it say:
    4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,

    5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,

    6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

    People totally misunderstand these verses when in reality he is saying once saved always saved. Yes that’s right. Why? Because once again, they thought they needed to get saved again. Just read the verses before and at the ned of chapter 5. These are SAVED jews who had fallen away and had been getting weak in faith. He’s telling them that if you had to get save again,you would have to crucify our Lord AGAIN, which would put him to an open shame. And he is saying that is impossible. You CAN’T renew someone to repentance again after they already did repent by believing on the Lord Jesus and receiving the Holy Ghost. So this is impossible. Just read the context.

    And the verses in Matthew 7:21-23
    21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

    23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    The key part here is in verse 23 “I never KNEW” you. Clearly these people simply used the name of Jesus but never knew him in a personal relationship like we do as believers who have the Holy Spirit. These are false teachers (who are all over the TV and YouTube) who use the name of Jesus to do fake things and are wicked. You can see the fruit they create easily. Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Todd Bentley and hundreds more alike. They all use the name of Jesus constantly. Look at them and just read the passage and it’s quite clear who our Lord is speaking to.

    Anyway,I just wanted to clarify these things to encourage others in the Lord that we all might walk worthy as the Bible says in Colossians 1:10
    That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

    And here is the Gospel in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

    15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

    2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

    3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

    4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    There is NO OTHER GOSPEL. It’s that simple. Let us not sin, but love the Lord and one another.

  13. Julie Borik

    September 21, 2016 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm

    Michael, you said: So what if Kent Hovind gets married and then decides to repent as you say? Should he divorce her now? What is his recourse then?

    Matthew 4:17
    From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    Jesus did not preach REPEATANCE; He preached REPENTANCE.
    So yes, Kent should divorce her and sin no more.

    John 8:11
    She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

  14. Vivienne Mack

    September 21, 2016 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm

    I wonder if this self righteous clown is aware of the Old Testament provisions in the law that clearly allow a divorced woman to go and be another man’s wife? Is he also aware of provisions that dictate how a man must deal with a situation where he has two wives, and likes one but not the other? How he is to treat the wife he dislikes? Oh gosh, there goes all that beautiful self righteousness, crashing down to the ground. Must suck that the bible has clear instructions that if a woman has been divorced, and marries somebody else, that she cannot then return to her first husband…. whoops…. there goes that pompous argument. Give it a rest, dude, there is none righteous, no, not one. And if you claim you have no sin, you deceive yourself. The tone you have taken in this matter makes you a person that I would never want to know in real life, I find you repulsive with your self righteous rhetoric, and your attack on a man who has done far more for the kingdom of God than you ever will. Just wondering, Mr Know It All… is it adultery when a man has several wives at once? Which one is his real wife? Come on, do the sexist pig thing for us, and justify your rantings against divorced women. Very entertaining. Feel free to explain how your lying about not sinning is any better or different from Kent deciding to remarry after being abandoned and evicted by his wife that he loved.

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      September 24, 2016 4:38 pm at 4:38 pm

      I wonder if this self righteous clown is aware of the Old Testament provisions in the law that clearly allow a divorced woman to go and be another man’s wife?
      RESPONSE:
      Fully aware of the fornication clause, Viv, as Yeshua (Jesus) also spoke of it. Let me help you, dumb woman. The man, if he took his betrothed (engaged to) wife (fiancee), and he found some uncleanness in her (she was not a virgin), then he could cancel the wedding (annul it) and the two were free to remarry. This is what Joseph was going to do, with Mary: divorce her for fornication when she returned to him pregnant. She was his betrothed wife, but they had not had sex yet.
      This does NOT apply to Mary Tocco, married 26 years with 5 children through Sam Tocco.

      • Vivienne Mack

        September 27, 2016 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm

        Who the hell are YOU to say what applies or what does not? the verses are clear, a woman was permitted to marry another, but she was not to remarry her first husband after divorcing the second. You are a complete idiot, lujack and the sooner you shut up, the better the body will be for the absence of your condemnation rhetoric. GOD is their judge, not you, so stick a cork in it, since you dont know ANYTHING about the respective circumstances of either of them.

        • George Lujack

          George Lujack

          September 28, 2016 6:24 am at 6:24 am

          I am a well studied saint of the Most High God. I have been given authority through Him to preach His word correctly in these end times (Matthew 28:18-20). The verses are clear that a woman who was divorced for not being a virgin could remarry, not a woman who was lawfully married, then divorced afterward.

          I do know the ‘respective circumstances’ of both of them. Mary Tocco was married to Sam Tocco for 26 years and has five children with him. Kent Hovind just divorced and has married this divorced woman in adultery. You want me to shut up? OK, I will, IF you show me the verse in Scripture where a woman was lawfully remarried after being lawfully married to a man and divorced from him.

          OTHERWISE, I tell you to shut up woman, for you do not know of what you speak. You are an adulteress yourself. You are either a remarried adulteress, or you approve of adultery remarriage, so either way you are guilty. It wasn’t only the gays of Sodom who were guilty of sin, but the heterosexual people who approved of and enabled the sins of Sodom.

          In reality, you are not arguing with me, but God. These are His commands, not mine. I have not judged Kent Hovind or Mary Tocco. Get yourself a dictionary and study the difference between ‘judge’ and ‘rebuke.’

          HEBREWS 13:4:
          Fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

          God will judge them, I have rightly rebuked them (and you).

  15. Shan Lim

    September 25, 2016 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm

    The logic coming from the “once saved always saved” camp is absurd. They believe they can WILLFULLY go ahead and purposely engage in a life of sins and transgress without needs of true repentance. So, one can knowingly transgress God’s commandment to commit adultery, fornication, rape, robbery, murder, etc and still be saved by simply proclaiming one to be a believer of Christ? That’s exactly what they advocate, yet denied such. And I want to know why don’t practice a life of lawlessness to give in to their lust and enrich themselves with bank robbery or financial scams? After all, aren’t you saved and always saved no matter what?

    I bet John Wayne Gacy would be a proud supporter of the “judge not” and “cast stone” crowd.

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      September 26, 2016 1:54 pm at 1:54 pm

      AMEN AND SHALOM!

      EZEKIEL 18:24:
      But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness, which he has done, shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin, which he has committed, because of them he shall die.

      HEBREWS 10:26-29:
      For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins…

      • David H.

        September 27, 2016 8:14 am at 8:14 am

        Just for the record George, I do agree with you that Hovind should be removed from his office as a Pastor in the church. Instruction is clearly given that the leaders and Elders in the church should be the husband of one wife. (1 Tim. 3:2, 12)

        • Vivienne Mack

          September 27, 2016 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm

          And how many wives do you say he now has, David? It would seem to me that he has… ONE. I would take that admonition to mean not having two or more wives simultaneously, since there are instances in the bible of men having more than one wife at the same time, with not a single word of condemnation from the law over that situation. David and Solomon had dozens, HUNDREDS of wives, so that really cant be the point, can it? All this blather about condemning divorced people who choose to remarry rather than struggle in life alone. You just need to pray that this never happens to YOU, oh sanctimonious ones. 🙂 You are not better than they are. Isnt it fortunate that God is longsuffering, and does not impose the NABAL solution to getting rid of pesky evil unwanted spouses. I rather think stoning adulterous spouses to death is a fine solution to this problem. anybody got a rock?

        • Anonymous

          October 2, 2016 1:42 am at 1:42 am

          Why do you care do you go to that church? Good Lord if you are Christian, love the sinner hate the sin. Pray for the man.

          • David H.

            October 4, 2016 6:11 am at 6:11 am

            Is that what you would have said about Jim Jones and his church? How about the Lutheran church during WW2 in Germany which supported the Nazi’s? Corrupt leaders need to be exposed especially the ones that are so arrogant that think they are above the law.

  16. David H.

    September 28, 2016 8:34 am at 8:34 am

    Vivienne,
    We are all sinners, and I am the chief among them. This has nothing to do with being sanctimonious. It has everything to do with the example of what an elder should be to the members of the church. When the divorce rate is the same in the church as it in the world, then we can say that the church has lost its “saltiness”, and is no longer good to even be trodden under foot. Marriage is no longer taught as a covenant that can be only broken by death as the Bible teaches. Should my wife decide to divorce me, (And believe me it has been discussed), I would not remarry, and remain faithful to her and the covenant of marriage we had. That is just the way I was brought up. Call me old fashioned or whatever, but I would not stone her for it.

    What most Church goers do not understand is that they are a product of the culture around them. The culture around them is Humanism, and has also been mixed with feminism. Satan knows the way to get to Man is through the weaker vessel, the woman, just like he did in the garden of Eden. Women are no longer taught the concept of meekness which is to be their strength, and they in turn do not teach meekness to their husbands by their example. This is how the two become one flesh. Nowadays marriage is just a convenience that can become inconvenient. So it is nullified. With this attitude is lost the whole concept of the church being the bride of Christ and having to learn meekness in order that she will be ready for the Marriage to the lamb. Remember, there are 10 virgins in Matthew 25, five were not ready, and five were. This is what this is referring to. They have not learned to submit to the Holy Spirit, and therefore do not have enough oil.

    To All who are reading this now, who are considering divorce, take the time to read the book of Hosea. the Lord had him marry a harlot so that he can learn of the will of God in a personal way as to what the idolatry of Israel felt like to the Lord. Perhaps, the hardship in your marriage is God’s way of showing you the lack of meekness in the church, so that you may in turn warn her what is to come unless they learn to submit to the will of God. The lesson you yourself will learn is perseverance, as of the saints of Old. THIS is why the elders of the church should be the husband of one wife. Only by the grace of God can this lesson be learned.

    The Word meek in the Greek is “prays”, kind of ironic. Here is a note from Strong’s concordance on what it means to be meek:
    “Meekness toward God is that disposition of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting. In the OT, the meek are those wholly relying on God rather than their own strength to defend against injustice. Thus, meekness toward evil people means knowing God is permitting the injuries they inflict, that He is using them to purify His elect, and that He will deliver His elect in His time (Isa 41:17, Luk 18:1-8). Gentleness or meekness is the opposite to self-assertiveness and self-interest. It stems from trust in God’s goodness and control over the situation. The gentle person is not occupied with self at all. This is a work of the Holy Spirit, not of the human will (Gal 5:23).”

    When was the last time you heard a sermon on this in your church? Perhaps you need to find a church where the Holy Spirit is working in such a way.
    God Bless.

  17. Ima Fundie

    September 28, 2016 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm

    George is a sabbatarian heretick. IGNORE HIM!

  18. Ima Fundie

    September 28, 2016 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm

    Moreover, George is a proud, self righteous, heretick!

    • David H.

      September 28, 2016 1:12 pm at 1:12 pm

      Yes he is, that is because he has not entered God’s resting place yet (Hebrews 4). That does not mean he is wrong on leaders and elders in the church being the Husband of one wife.

      Perhaps if he hears my words above he will come to understand God’s rest properly, But that is between him and God, and bringing up the Sabbath will only entrench him further in his denial of the Truth…Jesus is the Truth.
      I have debated with George on a number of things, but on others I agree with him strongly. His heart is in the right place, but his methods are abrasive (By Design mind you!). Perhaps because I am a former NYer, I understand him, and what he is doing, Just like the Repub establishment could not figure out Trump, Many do not understand George. He really is just a teddy bear 🙂 An opinionated proud teddy bear, Who cannot admit he has lost a debate, but still a teddy bear.

      God Bless.

  19. David H.

    September 30, 2016 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm

  20. Lisa

    October 17, 2016 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm

    http://www.truthortradition.com/articles/what-does-the-bible-say-about-divorce

    If you want to understand what the Bible really says about divorce.

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      October 17, 2016 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm

      @ Lisa
      EXCERPT FROM YOUR LINK ABOUT DIVORCE:
      After writing that a woman must not divorce her husband, Paul writes that if a woman does leave her husband, she should remain unmarried or be rejoined to her ex-husband (1 Cor. 7:11). Again, this is what God would ideally want to happen. However, once again allowances are made for people who do not obey this command. The very same chapter that says to not divorce, or remain unmarried if you do divorce, says, “Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned….” (1 Cor. 7:27 and 28 – ESV). [1]

      Does it seem confusing that God says, “Do not divorce,” but then says if you do get a divorce do not remarry; but then says, if you do remarry “you have not sinned”? The Bible may seem confusing, but it is because life is confusing and relationships are confusing.

      RESPONSE:
      The author errs here. It does not say if you do “remarry” you have not sinned. It says if you MARRY you have not sinned. A man and ONLY a man, can get married to another wife if his wife leaves him. If a divorced woman remarries, she commits adultery. MEN AND WOMEN ARE NOT EQUALS!

      1 Corinthians 7:26-28 DOES NOT apply equally to men and women. A man, if he in good conscious has done no wrong to his wife and has done all that he can to prevent an adulterous-minded or covenant-breaking wife from departing from him, then it will not be a sin for him to marry another wife (a single or widowed woman). However, the wife who is divorced from him IS STILL HIS WIFE and will remain his wife till death, even if he marries another woman or she unlawfully marries another man. In the case that she marries another man, she is still his wife who is living in adultery with another man.

      MATTHEW 5:32 (KJV):
      “But I say unto you, that whoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication [PREMARITAL SEX], causes her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is [OTHERWISE] divorced [FOR ADULTERY OR ANY REASON OTHER THAN FORNICATION] commits adultery.”

      MATTHEW 19:9 (KJV):
      “And I say unto you, whoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication [PREMARITAL SEX], and shall marry another [WOMAN], commits adultery…”

      MARK 10:11-12:
      Yeshua (Jesus) said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

      LUKE 16:18:
      “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery.”

  21. Anonymous

    October 26, 2016 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm

    Regarding the marriage of Herod and Herodias, according to the Josephus.org website that quotes the noted historian Josephus of that timeframe, and gives commentary, it states the following:

    “Whether she [Herodias] simply left her first husband unofficially, thus committing polyandry, or whether she ‘divorced’ him on her own initiative, the action was contrary to Jewish law, as a woman was, and still is not in Orthodox Judaism, allowed to divorce her husband without his written consent — i.e., he must divorce her.”

    The website states that Herodias was previously married to Herod’s brother, then she left him to marry Herod, but then she did not have an official divorce decree. It would appear that that is actually what John the Baptist rebuked them for.

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      October 27, 2016 2:28 am at 2:28 am

      No. That is not true. John the Baptist said that it was unlawful PERIOD for Herod to have her. Yeshua (Jesus) plainly said, He who marries a DIVORCED woman commits adultery.”

      The vow is till death. A divorce certificate cannot annul the vow. It stands.

  22. Anonymous

    October 27, 2016 9:33 pm at 9:33 pm

    “But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God has called us to peace.” (I Corinthians 7:15).

    • George Lujack

      George Lujack

      October 29, 2016 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm

      1 Corinthians 7:12-15 is NOT a command from the Lord, but advice from the Apostle Paul. And what does Paul say in his advice? If an unbelieving spouse wishes to depart a marriage, let him or her depart. A brother or sister in Christ is not under bondage to stay in a bad or hostile marriage. God has called us to live in peace.

      In the case of a married woman, who is no longer under the bondage of a bad marriage, is she free to remarry another man? NO! She is not under bondage to stay in an abusive or unbearable marriage, BUT SHE IS NOT FREE TO MARRY ANOTHER MAN WHILE HER HUSBAND LIVES (Romans 7:2-3; 1 Corinthians 7:39).

  23. Anonymous

    October 30, 2016 11:49 am at 11:49 am

    2 Cor. 3:6, “The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
    Matthew 7:3-4, “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”
    Romans 14:13, “Let us not therefore judge one another any more.”
    Acts 13:48, “… as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.”
    Romans 8:29-30, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”
    Ephesians 1:4, “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world …”

  24. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    October 30, 2016 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm

    Anonymous:
    2 Cor. 3:6, “The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

    Really Anonymous? The letter? The Spirit? Do you even know what this means?

    The letter (of the law) kills, but the Spirit (of truth) gives life.

    Hovind is in danger of losing his eternal life.

    He is violating the letter and the spirit of the law. He is committing adultery.

    The lawless (such as yourself) ALWAYS try to pick and choose verses and use them to justify living in sin.

    Yet, you easy believism antinomianists completely ignore dire warning verses, not heeding their warning, and thus not repenting.

    “Don’t judge me,” shout the openly sinning lawless, not even knowing the difference between verbal rebuke and taking up stones to judge a sinner to death for his or her sins.

    Am I a hypocrite? Do I have a beam in my eye? Am I sexually active with a divorced woman? No. Nice try. No hypocrite here.

    Why don’t you heed these verses?:

    MATTHEW 5:32 (KJV):
    “But I say unto you, … whosoever [THAT MEANS ANYONE] shall marry her that is divorced commits adultery.”

    1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10:
    Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? DO NOT BE DECEIVED. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor ADULTERERS, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

    GALATIANS 5:19-21:
    Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: ADULTERY, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, drug sorcery, hatred, quarrels, jealousies, fits of rage, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    Oh, but am I being “legalistic?” NO! You are being LAWLESS. These are Yeshua’s (Jesus’) words and the words of Scripture, not mine. I am being obedient to them. You are disregarding them.

  25. Anonymous

    October 30, 2016 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm

    Luke 18:9-14, “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”

  26. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    November 3, 2016 2:45 am at 2:45 am

    LEVITICUS 19:17:
    You shall surely REBUKE your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

    PROVERBS 24:25:
    But those who REBUKE the wicked will have delight and a good blessing will come upon them.

    ECCLESIASTES 7:5:
    It is better to hear the REBUKE of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools.

    LUKE 17:3:
    “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, REBUKE him; and if he repents, forgive him.”

    TIMOTHY 5:20:
    Those who are sinning REBUKE in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear.

    2 TIMOTHY 4:2:
    Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, REBUKE, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

    TITUS 1:13:
    This testimony is true. Therefore REBUKE them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.

    TITUS 2:15:
    Speak these things, exhort, and REBUKE with all authority. Let no one despise you.

  27. Drew

    February 6, 2017 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm

    I saw this just the other day, about Mary Tocco (who I’ve corresponded with on health matters in the past a little bit) and Kent Hovind. I was never a huge fan of Hovind’s because of the KJV only thing, but I did appreciate his stance for biblical creationism. I was shocked when I saw that he and Mary were getting “married”, as the Lord has recently revealed to me (thru an honest study of the scriptures) that it is unlawful (i.e. sinful) for someone to marry another while their first spouse still lives. This makes me so sad, and sets such a bad example before so many who I believe ARE honest seekers of the Lord and of His truth. We ought to pray for them, and, if the Lord leads, bring a loving rebuke to them, in hopes that they will repent.

  28. Nathan k

    March 7, 2017 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm

    I have never seen anything like this so much blasphemy from people who say they are Christians calling them selves righteous wow that is blasphemy and then denying Christ blood power and also comparing Christ’s finished work to the American constitution and the bible what is this talk you better ask Christ to save you and trust in his shed blood alone to cover all manner of sin past present and future

  29. Alamb

    March 14, 2017 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm

    Excellent message, brother George. I really appreciate hearing the truth from the scriptures. It pains we when I think of some friends who are divorced and re-married to divorced spouses. In one case, a male friends wife had committed adultery (on multiple occasions)(he even supported her financially while she was living with a boyfriend because she is the mother of his children) and after having taken her back and her going back to her sins he finally divorced. When considering re-marriage and talking with me about the potential new wife, who was divorced, my main concern was the ‘why’ of her divorce…had her husband been unfaithful to her. He believed so and married her. This was several years ago. Well, about two years ago, I realized that the laws are not the same for men and women regarding divorce, specifically that a wife belongs to her husband until he dies. Now I am pained, both for for my friend and for myself as I condoned marriage through lack of understanding at that time. I have asked God for forgiveness but I am partially responsible for this unlawful marriage as I did condone it.

    The only discrepancy I have with what you shared above is: if a man finds out his bride has committed fornication on the marriage night that they can divorce and *both* remarry. In ancient Israel, the fornicating woman/new wife was stoned and did not have a chance to remarry. In today’s Christian society the husband might decide to divorce his new bride (whom he learned had fornicated) and of course be able to remarry…but as far as the fornicating wife is concerned I do not believe she can remarry. She mercifully will not be stoned, I do not think this act of mercy gives her the right to remarry. She is now a divorced wife. How very sad though. For a woman this drives home the message that she needs to guard her purity. If all of this was taught faithfully from the pulpit I believe people would give long pause before rushing into marriage and would not take things as lightly as we do God is good. Thank you for telling the truth in a dark time.

    • David H.

      March 17, 2017 1:34 pm at 1:34 pm

      Alamb,
      I hope this finds you.
      You wrote:
      “Now I am pained, both for for my friend and for myself as I condoned marriage through lack of understanding at that time. I have asked God for forgiveness but I am partially responsible for this unlawful marriage as I did condone it.”

      We are all sinners. We commit sins that we are not even aware that they are sins. This is the purpose of what is theologically known as “progressive sanctification”. Through this article, You were convicted. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin. It is our Job to repent of that sin when we learn of it. This is the fruit of repentance.

      In Psalm 139, David writes about the greatness of God, and the wickedness of the world and how he hated the wicked with righteous anger. Yet at the end of that Psalm he prayed a prayer, that is the most powerful prayer in scripture.
      23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
      24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

      There is power in this prayer, because through it, the Lord will expose your sinfulness, and convict you of that sin. The sins we do not know about, and in ignorance commit. That is why I made the points above to George above as well regarding the Laws he is breaking daily. The Point here is that this revelation and conviction is meant to lead to repentance even for the believer in Christ Jesus whose sins are forgiven already.

      5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
      6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
      7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
      8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
      9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
      10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1)
      God Bless.

  30. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    March 15, 2017 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm

    The only discrepancy I have with what you shared above is: if a man finds out his bride has committed fornication on the marriage night that they can divorce and *both* remarry. In ancient Israel, the fornicating woman/new wife was stoned and did not have a chance to remarry. In today’s Christian society the husband might decide to divorce his new bride (whom he learned had fornicated) and of course be able to remarry…but as far as the fornicating wife is concerned I do not believe she can remarry.

    RESPONSE:
    There is no discrepancy. In ancient Israel the man had the right to either stone his betrothed bride who had fornicated (Deuteronomy 22:13-21), or have mercy on her, annul the marriage, and divorce her WITH the right for both of them to remarry (Deuteronomy 24:1-4).

    If you recall, Joseph had thought that Mary had committed fornication when she returned to him, after a 3 months trip, pregnant with Yeshua (Jesus). According to the law, Joseph could have had Mary stoned (Deut 22:13-21), but being a just merciful man decided to divorce her privily (Deut 24:1-4). Joseph was afterward informed by God in a dream to accept Mary as his wife (Matthew 1:18-25).

  31. SEUN OLUBUNMI

    March 28, 2017 5:46 am at 5:46 am

    PRISON does things to people. Blame the prison.

  32. Scott

    July 17, 2017 10:48 am at 10:48 am

    There are some major points (not all but a few) in this article that have been shown to be false therefore this whole article has lost credibility in my eyes. Im not saying he hasn’t made mistakes but I do not trust this article.

  33. Alan

    July 19, 2017 4:25 am at 4:25 am

    Thank GOD for his son Jesus Christ, who forgives those of us who have screwed up in life! Whomever wrote this article, please get off of your righteous horse. It’s people like you who make those of us who are remarried, due to uncontrollable curcumstanes, feel like second class citizens. I am now in a wonderful Marriage in the Lord with my beautiful wife! We have all fallen short, even you. Judge ye not brother. We press toward the mark, but need the blood of Jesus to justify.

  34. Nickolaus Pacione

    October 22, 2017 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm

    I had laid into “Dr.” Kent Hovind for preaching pseudoscience to newly converted Christians and laid into Eric Hovind on a few occasions in 2014. His friend Gail Riplinger had been ripped a new hole a few times for her pseudohistorical claims that the King James Bible has a hidden dictionary. I was aware of Hovind when I turned 18 as I was handed the infamous Big Daddy tract; I am a Christian but I am not a young earth creationist though I had been to churches like that. Both Hovinds are deemed disqualified to speak on an academic level about science as human-dinosaur co-existence is a science fiction trope in the Lost World Genre.

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