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Seek God.ca web site is provided for those who believe in God or want to know more about Him. It is also for those who believe that each must enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and that eternal salvation is found in none other than Him. 

It is to help individuals focus on the Word of God, rather than on opinion or people. It is very much a ministry for women, and I  enjoy the correspondence with the many, especially women, who write and share their struggles and growth.

Psalm 119:105 

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

We fully believe each and every person is free to believe what they wish. Everyone in essence makes a choice about their religious beliefs and spiritual condition. As brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, we are all called to use discernment and edify one another. Over the years I have evaluated various leaders and their teachings to the Word of God and have felt it would be helpful to share those evaluations and research, particularly for resource purposes for those who don't have the time to thoroughly check into things themselves. I tend to compile information and then attempt to apply the Word of God. I am not a professional journalist and claim no  credentials, other than being a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and a Berean as described as an example in Acts 17:11-12 posted above. 

Hebrews 5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

We love God and His Word and all that is encompassed in it, from Genesis to Revelation. The articles that have been written are perhaps a small reflection of what we believe. We hold to the Truth in God's Word as our source.

Many are unclear in their understanding of what the Biblical requirement of 'reproving' things means, nor the use of discernment each is required to exercise. As noted above, Hebrews 5:13,14 speaks of using the Word of God to discern between good and evil because of knowing and utilizing the Word of God for that discernment.  All who belong to Christ are called to exercise these scriptures and practices.

The term 'discern' explains much in what we are to do. From Strong's Concordance: <discern > 1253. diakrisiv diakrisis, dee-ak'-ree-sis from 1252; judicial estimation:--discern(-ing), disputation.
See Greek 1252 (diakrino)

Diakrino, which also means to discern, was used by Jesus many times in the Gospels, and throughout the New Testament, and in part means >1252. diakrinw diakrino,>"from 1223 and 2919; to separate thoroughly, i.e. (literally and reflexively) to withdraw from, or (by implication) oppose; figuratively, to discriminate..."

Judicial estimation is 'expressing careful judgment', 'making fine distinctions' and using discernment which comes from studying and applying the Word of God, which is the Sword of the Spirit

Reprove: "...find fault with; blame...reprove, rebuke=criticize or blame someone for a fault. Reprove suggests expressing disapproval or blame directly to the person at fault...with the purpose or hope of correcting the fault..." [Dictionary of Canadian English]

We're to have 'no fellowship with the unfruitful works of  darkness.'

From Strong's  >fellowship <sugkoinoneo> "4790. sugkoinwnew sugkoinoneo, soong-koy-no-neh'-o from 4862 and 2841; to share in company with, i.e. co-participate in:--communicate (have fellowship) with, be partaker of."

Greek 4862 (sun) ...a primary preposition denoting union; with or together (but much closer than 3326 or 3844), i.e. by association, companionship, process, resemblance, possession, instrumentality, addition, etc.:--beside, with..."
Greek 2841 (koinoneo) ...from 2844; to share with others (objectively or subjectively):--communicate, distribute, be partaker."

From Strong's >unfruitful <akarpos>175. akarpov akarpos, ak'-ar-pos from 1 (as a negative particle) and 2590; barren (literally or figuratively):--without fruit, unfruitful

From Strong's >darkness <skotos>4655. skotov skotos, skot'-os from the base of 4639; shadiness, i.e. obscurity (literally or figuratively):--darkness.

Strong's Concordance states this in reference to Ephesians 5:11 use of 'reprove' >1651. elegcw elegcho, el-eng'-kho of uncertain affinity; to confute, admonish:--convict, convince, tell a fault, rebuke, reprove.

Jesus said that "offences must come" in Luke 17:1, Matthew 18:6-7 and Mark 9:42; and it was a warning to those who committed the snare, as well as to those who would follow Him, to make sure that what they believe can stand the test of Scripture.

From Strong's >offences <skandalon>4625. skandalon skandalon, skan'-dal-on ("scandal;" probably from a derivative of 2578; a trap-stick (bent sapling), i.e. snare (figuratively, cause of displeasure or sin):--occasion to fall (of stumbling), offence, thing that offends, stumblingblock.

1Co 11:19; Mt 18:7; Lu 2:35; 17:1; Ac 20:30; 1Ti 4:1; 2Pe 2:1-2; 1Jo 2:19 all speak and warn of these things.

If ungodly behavior and wicked or false doctrine is being practiced by those claiming to be of Christ, it should be exposed and reproved--that's Biblical. As is using Biblical discernment.

Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

When I research individuals or organizations it is not at all necessary to think that I am saying they are not of God. In many cases the information is merely documentary in nature, providing who or what an organization is or believes, or their history, so the reader can further delve into that if they wish to involve themselves with that person or organization. In other words, mention of someone, an organization, or movement, does not mean to imply that there are negative or perceived problem issues unless specifically addressed as such.

While some information is historical in nature, the presentation of such research is believed to be accurate at the time of writing, and once posted, is not subject to updates in the event the subject may have changed beliefs or activities since the article(s) were posted. The researched sources referenced are footnoted in every article or documented, with many sourced quotes from the people or institutions or beliefs being evaluated.

Readers are encouraged to research and evaluate according to the facts and the Word of God. While some information is in-depth, it is highly unlikely that all information on that topic is presented. Therefore it behooves each individual to consider doing their own research and analysis. It should be noted that at times after posting documentation on a particular subject or individual, the stated quoted source is removed or changed on the internet, to eliminate it as a source or to upgrade the webpage or for some other reason. Therefore, please be aware, that it may be difficult to confirm some sources of documentation, although I generally hardcopy or archive my source information due to those facts.

Many names are/were new to me and were researched merely as the name was brought forward in other research, or as some have requested information. The issue is evaluating using the Word of God, or expressing our opinion or beliefs on our understanding of that and is--try the spirits, test the fruit, etc...The issue is whether the item evaluated stands the test of Scripture, which is given by God for that purpose. Is the item a snare for us, in direct disobedience or a deliberate deception? Is the theology grounded in the Word of God or is it man made thinking or worldly, or simply bad judgment? Is it sound?

 

Individuals may become part of or support groups that appear overtly "Christian" or "Biblical" or "Messianic" which is used as a cover to deceive the gullible. They have the "form of godliness" and are somewhat "ministers of righteousness", but deny the true power thereof by a carefully contrived doctrine which assiduously avoids the Scriptures which would expose their works as evil. Many encourage Believers to join and support their organizations through many monetary contributions which makes "merchandise of the saints."

Since many Believers are being pulled into the various organizations and the range of agendas described in the articles, it behooves us to be Biblically obedient and to listen to the warnings throughout the New Testament. Specifically: 

2 Timothy 3:13-14  "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them"

While Biblically obedient Believers would not wish to be joined with many individuals and groups linked with the many "Christian" ventures, others would suggest the end justifies the means. However, uniting in a spiritual venture with not only non-Believers, that is, those who reject Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but those who are openly speaking against Him does not stand the test of Scripture. Again, the Scriptures command and ask, 

2 Corinthians 6:14-15 "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?"

It's not about being "Christian." It's about being Biblically obedient and whether what is being done abides by what God has called us to in Christ. Many claim to be Believers but we are told about 'men crept in unawares",  to make our election sure, to follow after sound doctrine, etc...

Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ," 

God said we are not to be unequally yoked, to have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather reprove them; bad company corrupts,  a little leaven leavens the whole lump. Our purpose in serving Christ is to be a light--our face may be the only representative of Christ a person sees. To reprove something is to show the error with the hope that people will see the snare and avoid it or similar...and we cannot compromise and be involved in things that bring dishonor to Christ, and which has a purpose that is not in keeping with claimed Biblical obedience. 

The role we play in interaction with non-Believers is as a representative of Christ, and therefore, everything we do must be evaluated by the Biblical parameter.  I firmly believe there are many Believers in various groups who have been snared into that issue because of not realizing what it is about and who all are involved. There are many caught and wrongly believing that the world can be reconstructed to some godly level. God said things are going to get like in the days of Noah, and worse than even Sodom and Gomorrah--hardly a prescription for a godly nation to arise--which again goes against too many Scriptures.

Those in the "christian arena" can be the same as those in the non-christian arena. That is why I started focusing my research on those issues. The result is found in the 300 plus articles on my website. Individuals are not required to read them. Readers are not required to agree with them. But it's what I have seen, it's what I have tested to Scripture and it's what I believe in many cases, reveals many snares. That research and discussion, I sincerely hope, will cause some to start evaluating all to the Word of God. 

Some might suggest that it's wrong to air "Christian" dirty laundry in public. God did it all the time in the Scriptures, always comparing righteousness with unrighteousness, obedience with disobedience. 

Do people really believe that non-Believers don't see the errors, don't see the hypocrisies, don't see the adultery, the lies, which are often reported on in the secular press....and they need to know that those things are not of God and not what living for Jesus Christ is about. They need to know that Biblically those things are not what we are called to. We are to have our very purposes brought into obedience to Christ. 

2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 7 Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ's, even so are we Christ's.

It's occasionally suggested that I am making judgments on people or I draw a pretty narrow line. Do I? Or did Christ when He said the way was narrow and few there be that find it. We are called to discern between good and evil by applying the Scriptures. Heb 5:13-14  We are called to try the spirits. 1 John 4:1  We are called to prove all things and prove what is acceptable to the Lord. We are told we will know false teachers by their fruit--and that comes from applying the Word of God to their claims. We are warned about deceptions, doctrines of demons, false teachers and false prophets, unsound doctrine, heresies and many other things and we are called to reprove the fruitless deeds of darkness. That means making decisions about our beliefs and understandings based on the Word of God.

We don't judge the hearts, nor could we. God does. But we are required to try the spirits and test the fruit...and that is what this web site is about.

As far as how narrow is the path?...as I had been trying to teach a young woman very dear to me, that walking the path of righteousness is not deviating from walking straight ahead. Her conclusion, shared with me one day, was that she realized that a step left or right takes one off the path Christ calls us to.

Proverbs 4:25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Psalm 27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.

Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
...18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

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My husbands statement about the website and information: "You have entered this website to read material by choice--no one is preaching from a pulpit or demanding you listen, learn from, agree with or read any of it." ~ Thank You

ACTS 17:11-12   "11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few."

My husband and I have belonged to Jesus Christ for over forty years. I came from an ungodly home where my father was an alcoholic, and fighting and fear were the order of the day. Our family started going to an evangelical church after my parents were separated and rejoined and shortly thereafter I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord. From that moment, I shared Christ, although there's been many ups and downs, until I understood what the Apostle Paul meant when he said, " For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." That was a turning point on changing the ups and downs to a steadfast walk.

What We Believe

It is impossible to write all the thoughts we hold dear when we think of our relationship with God. We love Him and His Word. We are so thankful that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins, and that by Believing Him we will spend eternity with Him.

Perhaps the easiest is to briefly share some of the Scriptures that we treasure, and uphold as truth and which has become a part of our lives.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."  Romans 1:16-17

"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

"I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and fortress: my God; in Him will I trust" Psalm 91:2

"With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy Word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee. Blessed art thou, O Lord, teach me thy statutes." 

Psalm 119:10-12

We Believe...

That in order to be saved for eternity, each person must enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who is God come in the flesh:

"...Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved and thy house." 

Acts 16:30b-31

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but He that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

John 3:16-18

"Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also."

1 John 2:23

We Believe...

That there is no other way to eternal salvation, other than through Jesus Christ and that it is a free gift by God's grace and love. We are called to believe and repent, or turn from our sins:

Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the truth and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

John 14:6

 "Neither is there salvation in any other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

Acts 4:12

"And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life."

1 John 5:11,12

"For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Romans 10:12-13

We Believe...

In the inerrant Word of God:

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."

2 Timothy 3:16

We Believe...

That the Bible is clear in saying that if we love our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we will obey all His commandments, not just some of them and that our lives will show a change, as "all things become new":

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17

"He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."

John 14:21

"Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you."

John 15:14

"And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him."

Hebrews 5:9

"If we say 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.

1 John 1:8-10

"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: And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

"And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar and the truth is not in Him."

"But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him."

"He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked."

I John 2:1-6

We Believe...

That Christ will return, and we are to remain faithful to Him and endure to the end, whenever He chooses that to be.

" Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
 

Philippians 2:5-11

" Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."

Matthew 24:29-31

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