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PlanksandNails' goal is to be a catalyst in encouraging the followers of Jesus Christ to pursue the truth of the Bible for themselves. I believe that in our fast paced society, we end up consuming "spiritual cotton candy," not realizing that we are not being fed and nourished by solid food, which is the truth of God's Word. I believe this is the only way to understanding the true character of Jesus Christ and who we truly are in Him. The counterfeit is infiltrating every facet of the "Christian" faith today. The only way to expose it, and not be deceived by it, is honestly seeking truth, having a relationship with Jesus Christ, and reading the truth of His Word.

Do we really know what we truly believe in?

Can we detect the the real from the counterfeit?

Do we really know whether we may be decieved or not?

In order to be salt of the earth, we need to be "seasoned" with the truth of God's Word.

 

 Apart from theological issues, I have interests in exercise, music, the spiritual and the conditions and circumstances of the consequential environment we live in.

I hope these articles will provoke thoughts and discussions as you peruse and help connect some dots.

God Bless!

 

"Truth is found by those who honestly seek after it." 

 

Here is something to think about:

 

Do you exist? 

Is it possible for you not to exist? 

If it is possible for you not to exist, but you do exist, then you must have been caused to exist.

You cannot bring youself into existence, since something must exist first in order to bring something into existence. It is illogical for something to exist and not exist at the same time.

Something must have caused the beginning of life to exist because there cannot be an infinite regression of causes. In order for something to cause the beginning of existence, there must have been a first cause.

An infinite regression of causes ultimately has no beginning, which means that there would be no beginning of exist.

Since we have life and exist in a existing universe, there must have been a first cause or beginning to exist.

Therefore, there is an uncaused cause of all things that do exist.

The uncaused cause, or beginning of life and the universe is God.

God is eternal; therefore, uncaused. 

 

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”  Revelation 22:13

 

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  • 14

    The Mere Professing of Faith

    2 days ago

    The “church” is filled with people who outwardly declare their beliefs, but do not adhere and practice the standard of Scripture. They are the “professing Christian.”

  • 10

    Men with Titles in False Churches

    11 days ago

    The modern “church” is full of men with titles, but these professional titles that are pinned upon these men do not come from God, but men themselves.

  • 6

    Doctrine of Division

    11 days ago

    When there is unity there is strength, but where there is division there is no power. Strength and power will not come unless the body of Jesus Christ is in the fullness of unity with Him.

  • 7

    The Gospel of Satan

    2 weeks ago

    The “church” is swaying the gullible into accepting their ecumenical agenda. Many fail to realize that this Satanic agenda is not new, but history is repeating itself all over again.

  • 7

    The Unsaved Believer

    2 days ago

    There are a people on the fringe that “church” goers despise because they not go to “church,” celebrate Easter and Christmas, have a "pastor," nor tithe their hard earned money to...

  • 8

    What You Call "Church" is Satan's Table

    3 weeks ago

    The “church” building is not the Lord’s Table because they emphasize special seating arrangements for those in special positions of authority.

  • 15

    The Functioning Church

    4 weeks ago

    Many in the "church" feel that they are being choked off from expressing and functioning in true power and love because they feel obligated to comply within a ritual structure.

  • 9

    Which Jesus Do You Worship?

    3 weeks ago

    There are many who have yielded to the influence of demons. They have departed from the true faith in Jesus Christ by opening themselves up to demonic influences by worshiping another Jesus.

  • 12

    The Bastardized Gospel - The Additions

    6 weeks ago

    There have been many things added to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, which makes it a bastardized “gospel” that is an abomination to God.

  • 12

    The Bastardized Gospel - The Subtractions

    6 weeks ago

    The “gospel” of the modern church is only bits and pieces of the pure Gospel, which miss many of the key components to the original Gospel that that was given through Jesus Christ and the Apostles.

  • 10

    The Gospel is Not About What You Do

    7 weeks ago

    There is a problem when acts of kindness are equated as being true Gospel. Many believe that being a friend to someone and being kind to lost people is the Gospel.

  • 10

    Compromise in the Church are Lies Disguised as Truth

    9 days ago

    The modern “church” promotes a cesspool of false doctrines; it is no longer a safe place to attend any man-made building that has been erected on every other street corner.

  • 10

    The Known Day of Jesus Christ is not for the Church

    2 months ago

    God has given us enough clues in Scripture to know the exact day of Jesus Christ’s return, but there are many other Scripture verses that also reveal an unknown date. Is there a discrepancy?

  • 9

    The Kingdom Expansion Initiatives of Satan

    3 months ago

    There are two kingdoms that are being taught within the church sphere with two distinct paradigms. One is becoming scarcer, and the other is taken on momentum. Which one are you a part of?

  • 12

    The Christmas Story You Don't Want to Hear

    3 months ago

    This article will investigate the concepts of Christmas. Under the gloss and glow of this celebration is a deception that is steeped in the traditions of man.

  • 7

    Carried into Exile

    4 months ago

    There are many who are in the modern “church” who are under the oppression and captivity of spiritual Babylon, which is organized religion that takes place in the buildings of man called “church.”

  • 7

    New Jerusalem

    5 months ago

    The Bride of Christ is not a denomination, or building, but are people who have been cleansed by the Word of God, members of His body and citizens of New Jerusalem as one flesh with their King.

  • 6

    The Distinction between Spiritual Kingdoms

    5 months ago

    Many preach and teach on revival, renewal and restoration the Church, but this requires separating from the kingdoms man has made for themselves and giving the King first priority in their lives.

  • 16

    Escaping the Grip of Spiritual Babylon

    6 months ago

    God is calling His people to come out the "harlot daughters" that are denominations of the modern "church" and enter into the New Spiritual Jerusalem.

  • 7

    Church Government

    6 months ago

    Submitting to God requires discernment and understanding. It is not about conforming to a religious institutionalized system of the modern “church” where you become a slave to the traditions of man.

  • 24

    The Antichrist Church

    5 months ago

    There is an increasing majority of people who are leaving the organized religion of attending “church.” They are compelled to leave because they can no longer conform to the popular accepted system.

  • 6

    Spiritual Maturity in Jesus Christ

    2 days ago

    Understanding the spiritual maturity of a believer in Jesus Christ is very important. Not knowing how to assess maturity has a direct bearing on the potential for deception.

  • 14

    The Call to Repentance and Obedience

    7 months ago

    It is the urgent time to truly give God glory by worshiping Him with Biblical truth. This means putting away the false worship that man is promoting in the modern “church.”

  • 21

    The Concept of Revival in the Modern Church

    8 months ago

    The modern “church” has been promising another great “revival” with claims that there are, and will be manifestations of great signs and wonders signs and wonders. Is there any truth to it?

  • 14

    The Deception of Divine Healing

    9 months ago

    Many modern “churches” are claiming that there are many miraculous acts of divine healing taking place, and all who are sick and weary from infirmities need to come to them to be healed. Is this true?

  • 6

    The Hierarchical Structure of the Modern Church

    12 days ago

    Many falsely assume that the government of the Church is to be run by the hierarchical structure of the priesthood class even though Jesus Christ eliminated it.

  • 10

    Church Vision is not a Changeable Commodity

    10 months ago

    When the vision of the Church is looked at more closely, it reveals that it is not a dynamic thing that must constantly change to appeal to cultural norms, but is fixed, given once and for all.

  • 8

    The Harlem Shake Bewitches the Modern "Church"

    10 months ago

    The modern “churches” are pandering after entertainment and silliness instead of the genuine Gospel by embracing and indulging in the hedonistic experiences of the Harlem Shake.

  • 15

    Is Jesus the Friend of Sinners?

    5 months ago

    You cannot be called an evangelist unless your purpose is to bring the Gospel to the world; it is not about becoming friends with the world.

  • 23

    The Church is not a Building

    8 months ago

    The modern "church" expects the lost to come to them, and the truth dispensed to them in the “church.” Where in the New Testament does it say to erect a building and invite the lost to come into it?

  • 13

    The Pagan Easter Tradition in the Modern Church

    3 days ago

    When Jesus Christ is applied to a date that has nothing to do with Him, it means that the dates are significant to someone else. The facts are that Christmas and Easter are about a counterfeit Jesus.

  • 26

    Caught Up (Rapture)

    2 months ago

    Being "caught up" with Jesus Christ, and the return of Jesus Christ to establish His kingdom on earth are two separate events. Is your heart prepared so that you will meet Him in the air?

  • 11

    Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth - 2

    10 months ago

    Without rightly dividing the word of truth, heretics will continue to lead the masses into the bondage of Satan.

  • 19

    Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth - 1

    2 weeks ago

    The modern apostate churches today have corrupted the word of God by perverting its words. They have neglected to rightfully divide the word of truth, and corrupted the genuine Gospel.

  • 12

    The Seven Thunders of God - 4

    3 days ago

    It is time to heed God’s thunderous voice for yourself. He is calling you to come to Him. It is time to no longer stand aloof, but make your way up to meet Him face-to-face.

  • 4

    The Seven Thunders of God - 3

    3 days ago

    God wants you to hear His thunderous voice for yourself, not through some salaried clergy member in the corporate institutionalized church.

  • 1

    The Seven Thunders of God - 2

    3 days ago

    The true followers of Jesus Christ are commanded to come out of the great harlot, which is the apostate modern church of today. Wake up! Come out of her, and hear the voice of the Lord.

  • 6

    The Seven Thunders of God - 1

    3 days ago

    There is a sense of urgency, as God is speaking to His people in these last days. The seven thunders of God are vital and relevant to His plan for His people.

  • 2

    Socialism in the Modern Church

    2 weeks ago

    There is a buzzword circulating in the modern churches and government called “social justice,” do they really understand the roots of this “noble” goal, and what ultimately manifests?

  • 14

    Papal Resignation, Malachy "Prophecy," and the Coming Tribulation

    3 days ago

    A 12th century Irish monk received a prophetic revelation that has been accurate to this day concerning the succession of Popes.

  • 9

    Common Self-Refuting Religious Statements

    3 days ago

    There are many different doctrines of faith within the church sphere that hold to a certain ideology. Upon closer scrutiny, filtered through a logical lens, they self-destruct.

  • 8

    Tithing Has Been Abolished: Say No to Temple Tax!

    3 days ago

    Tithing is an Old Testament practice that no longer applies to the church today. It is an old and obsolete practice. It is time to break free from the oppressive system that is being promoted in the modern church. There...

  • 12

    Youth Ministry is Segregation

    2 months ago

    The modern church of today is structured with the youth ministry. It consists of fun and games peppered with a Bible verse here and there. Under closer inspection, the youth ministry has always been a hindrance to the...

  • 7

    The Importance of Immaterial Laws

    3 days ago

    God's absolute laws are set in place in heaven and on earth. To deny His laws is to deny Him as the source, and render them to relative opinion.

  • 17

    The Emergent Church Ideology

    3 days ago

    The Emergent Church movement is a philosophical movement that contradicts Biblical truth, and has corrupted many minds, especially many young people today.

  • 68

    The Pastoral Office of the Modern Church is not Biblical

    3 days ago

    The office of the head pastor is about a fundamental figure within the institutionalized church who is met with praise and accolades by dispelling God's Word to the masses, but has it been corrupted?

  • 29

    The Heresy That is Cloaked in Christianity

    3 days ago

    There is a dangerous heresy that is cloaked in Christianity. Many leaders within this paradigm claim to possess a higher divine knowledge from God. They are to be looked upon as privileged because they have reached a...

  • 3

    The False Anointing of the Apostate Church

    3 days ago

    There is a mystery on the ceiling on the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City that holds the key to exposing the confusion behind the “revival” movement within the churches today that proclaim that “Holy...

  • 13

    Evidence of Corrupt Bible Versions

    3 days ago

    This theme will show evidence the New International version Bible has omissions and dilutions, which have essentially corrupted and compromised the Word of God.

  • 21

    The Emergent Church Apostasy

    3 days ago

    There is a false Christianity propagating within the Biblical sphere of the Church body. It is leading many astray and is highly deceptive because it subtly cloaks itself in the truth of God’s Word, but worships...

  • 6

    Uncovering the Mysteries of Hell - 3

    10 months ago

    There are many Biblical references and physical locations of Hell being a place in the earth. Scripture refers to Hell as being under the mountains, in the depths of the waters, and under the earth.

  • 2

    Uncovering the Mysteries of Hell - 2

    10 months ago

    There is a connection with Gehenna and Judas Iscariot who was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ who betrayed Him for thirty pieces of silver when Satan entered into his heart.

  • 18

    Uncovering the Mysteries of Hell - 1

    7 months ago

    God has created places, or chambers underneath the earth that are prepared for the Devil, his fallen angels, and those that choose to deny Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

  • 7

    Today's Relevance of Israel in End-Time Prophecy

    8 months ago

    Over the course of history, there have been times when many thought the time of Jesus Christ was at hand, but the evidence today would suggest that it is unfolding before our eyes. The biggest thing to look for in...

  • 3

    The Dream that has Impressed History to the End of Time

    8 months ago

    There is something of great malevolence coming in the future.The countdown clock will start ticking in this time of affliction. Jesus Christ will appear to be ousted with the rise of a "new" prince, the...

  • 6

    End-Time Deception in the Church

    5 months ago

    The Bible speaks of great deceptions that will take place in the end-times, but do you know what they are, or how to spot them? These deceptions have been the spiritual ruin of many people’s lives.

  • 18

    Easter and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ are not Compatible Timelines

    9 days ago

    Easter is not the Passover and has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. It's origins are pagan and associated with worshiping false gods, which were observed long before the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • 4

    Video Persuasive Compromise in the Modern Church

    6 months ago

    The modern apostate church have duped the masses through a coercion process of dialectic thinking and synthesis that leads to compromise of the faith.

  • 20

    Occult Symbolism that is Hidden in Plain Sight

    7 months ago

    The are many symbolisms and occult references that stand out in the music culture today. From historical artifacts to the music artists today it seems that the occult world has never really gone away, but in fact has...

  • 5

    Does Christianity Hold Up as Credible?

    6 months ago

    Christianity in history has the testament and witnesses to the knowledge of God with objective and subjective revelation. It has been well established regardless of the skeptical contempt towards it.

  • 9

    The Pagan Roots of Halloween

    9 days ago

    Many "Christians" do not realize that engaging in the occult holiday of Halloween is following malevolent traditions of man over God's Word. This historic tradition was spawned from ancient Babylon.

  • 36

    The Concept of Evil

    7 months ago

    If everything that God created was good as written in Genesis 1, then God did not create evil. When we alienate ourselves from good, the consequences and collateral damage of evil cannot be avoided.

  • 14

    The Evidence for God in Complex Information

    8 months ago

    The meaning of complex information is an intellectual concept from a sender with a guided purpose to give meaning to life. The complexity reveals the origin of life.

  • 3

    Is Unconditional Acceptance and Unconditional Love Biblical?

    8 months ago

    Somehow the rules have changed; if we show unconditional love, it means to tolerate, accept, or justify sinful behaviour, and still equates to sitting with Jesus Christ. The teachings in the church today have rejected...

  • 7

    The Opinions of Man versus the Word of God

    7 weeks ago

    When man tries to put himself at the same level as God it is contempt towards Him. The question remains, which has infallible authority? Is it opinionated man, or the divine Word of God?

  • 2

    The Purpose of The Holy Spirit

    2 weeks ago

    There is a distinction between the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit and the paranormal manifestations of Satan. The Word of God makes the distinction between the two.

  • 3

    Actually, God Calls Us to Judge Within Biblical Context

    7 weeks ago

    Many object to criticism and use the common responses such as, “It is wrong to judge” and “He who is without sin cast the first stone”. From this point many “Christians” relinquish...

  • 8

    "Christianity" Dressed-Up In White Magic

    8 weeks ago

    The Holy Spirit has been replaced with a spirit that represents something other than what Scripture portrays. The triune God of the Bible is being replaced with an unholy evil whose goal is to pose as God, replace Jesus...

  • 2

    The Walkerton Incident

    14 months ago

    On May 24th, 2000, seven people died of whom were seniors and children from a deadly strain of pathogens (E. coli O157.H7 and Campylobacter). More than 2,300 people in the town of Walkerton, Ontario were negatively...

  • 0

    How to Create a Storm Runoff Detention Basin for Flood Prevention

    2 years ago

    A determination of a proper detention basin size will be for a proposed five acre site in order to prevent flooding from foreseeable environmental concerns from a 25 year storm.

  • 0

    The Signs Leading to a One World Government

    8 months ago

    A one- world- government is something that hasn't been achieved yet, but in order to attain it, there would have to be an elusive and sophisticated plan by people who are in power and authority.

  • 11

    Hitler, the Precursor to the Antichrist

    9 months ago

    The history of Adolph Hitler and the atrocities that he ordered and contributed to could be considered a precursor to the spirit of the coming anti-Christ. A brief history of Hitler and his associates may give an...

  • 21

    Is True Reality, the Immaterial Influencing the Material?

    3 months ago

    If logic cannot be applied universally, then logic alone cannot conclude on those who trust in something that is immaterial, because in itself, logic is immaterial. Science does not have the tools or instruments to...

  • 11

    God in the Concept of Good and Evil

    7 months ago

    If God is an all loving God, why would He allow such evil things to happen? The paradox of how a perfectly good God can allow evil is a valid question, but it is definitely not easy to tackle because each individual...

  • 4

    The Bible: The Foundation of Faith

    8 months ago

    The basis for Christian faith requires a foundation. Without the foundation of Biblical truth, there would be no standard to adhere to, or purpose for the follower of Jesus Christ.

  • 7

    Giving God a Makeover to Fit Our Selfish Needs

    2 weeks ago

    Apostle Paul warned the followers of Jesus Christ that apostasy was, and is now within the church today. The Bible has taken a back seat to a compromised doctrine.

  • 21

    The Veil of Deception

    2 weeks ago

    God has been replaced with a counterfeit god, who is in direct opposition to Jesus Christ and the church body. The counterfeit is a trinity of three spirits: the matriarch spirit, the Jezebel spirit, and a witchcraft...

  • 5

    Intelligent Faith

    2 weeks ago

    For a skeptic or unbeliever to receive real truth, evangelism must be balanced in a way to allow the Holy Spirit to work through the believer by appealing and offering evidence for the reliability of the Good News...

  • 33

    The Plurality and Duality of Jesus Christ

    6 months ago

    The counterfeit versions of Jesus Christ and other type of manifestations are abundant and common, but examining Scripture closely will reveal who He truly is.

  • 10

    The "Beast"

    2 weeks ago

    The modern apostate church has become a "beast" with an insatiable hunger. The nature of the "beast" requires compliance, sacrifice, and control over the masses to temporarily quench its appetite.

  • 2

    The Causation of Belief

    2 weeks ago

    What causes belief are the different variables that are applied to its definition. It may resolve to the confines of objectivity, or move beyond those parameters.

  • 4

    Investing in Kingdom Principles, Reaping Eternal Rewards

    2 weeks ago

    What if there was a way to invest into something where everyone gains and no one loses? I bet your saying, “I heard this pitch before at many a multi-level marketing meeting.” “It made my eyes gloss...

  • 2

    Contending for Truth Within the Church

    2 weeks ago

    Taking a stand and defending truth will causes dissension and "ruffle feathers" within the Church, but the truth of God's Word must be used to judge what is righteous and unrighteous behavior.

  • 6

    The Wheat and the Tares

    2 weeks ago

    It is troubling to realize that you may have embraced a counterfeit religion, or person that has propagated within the modern "church" that is a deceptive facade, or the knock-off of the real thing.

  • 24

    The Biblical Meaning of Prophecy

    8 months ago

    There are two types of prophets, one is true and the other is counterfeit. By understanding the true Biblical definition of prophecy, it is easier to make the distinction from one to the other.

  • 0

    A False Perception of Blessing from God is Idolatry

    2 weeks ago

    It is important to know what the true blessings that come from God come are. When we decide by our own reasoning, it may bring us under a false perception that can separate us from God.

  • 6

    True Prophet vs. False "Profit"

    2 weeks ago

    There are prophets among us who are called by God to speak truth and others who speak the opposite, or counterfeit. Sometimes it can be difficult to discern one from the other.

  • 13

    Why Does God Allow Death and Suffering?

    2 weeks ago

    "If so many innocent people are allowed to suffer, how can I believe my God has love and compassion, and cares for me, when all I see is darkness, misery and suffering around me?" "How could He allow...

  • 9

    The Pagan Tradition of Christmas

    2 weeks ago

    Christmas is not a Christian holiday, nor is it anywhere near the time of the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • 14

    What Are Signs and Wonders?

    2 weeks ago

    Many paranormal and supernatural things are happening in the Church arena today; what does all this mean? If you peruse YouTube, check the latest Christian conferences in your city, you will see these things are...

  • 2

    Defining Grace

    8 months ago

    There are two types of grace, one is counterfeit, the other is genuine. Genuine grace can only be applied if there is sin, but counterfeit grace is applied when there is sin. There is a distinction.

  • 4

    Are You Sick and Suffering Because of Sin in Your Life?

    3 weeks ago

    Have you ever been through, or are going through a hard time in your life where financial hardship, sickness, broken relationships, and weakness etc… have or have been tormenting you? Do you ever wonder why this...

  • 2

    Church: Carnival Rides, Games and Sideshows

    2 weeks ago

    The modern apostate church has given God a makeover to fit the image and traditions of man. The feel good church carnival atmosphere caters to amuse the masses rather than sound Biblical doctrine.

  • 8

    Once Saved, Always Saved

    9 months ago

    Have you ever questioned whether you are or if you still are saved? Since we wrestle continually with our sinful nature, can it be that we actually can fall away from the grace of God?

  • 6

    Probing the Prosperity Gospel

    15 months ago

    The problem with the doctrine of the prosperity gospel teachings is that it focuses more on financial blessings and material entitlements. Do you think Jesus' objective was to obtain wealth?

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