Category Archives: Truth

The Real Presence in the Eucharist versus the REAL JESUS

    “…for ye have perverted the words of the living God…”
    —Jeremiah 23:36

“God…Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”—Hebrews 1:1–3

“But this man…is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”—Hebrews 7:24, 25

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth,
visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities,
or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn
from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him
to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they
be things in earth, or things in heaven.

“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

“In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable
and unreproveable in his sight:”—Colossians 1:13–22

“…Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example…

“Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

“Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree…”
—1 Peter 2:21–24

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”
—1 Peter 3:18

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
—Hebrews 12:2

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”—Titus 2:13, 14

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”—Jude 24, 25

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

    “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
    —Hebrews 13:8

    “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

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Of “Practice the Presence”, “God’s Heart”, “Pursue”, “Seek”, “Abide”, “God’s Face”

God’s WORD

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets
are gone out into the world.”—1 John 4:1

“…they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.”
—2 Thessalonians 2:10,11

In the researching I’ve done and am doing, I continue to run into phrases that
are troubling because I do not find the words, the phrases or the concepts
in the Bible. Today’s post will discuss “Pursue the Heart of God” and
“Practice the Presence of God.”

Pursue, pursuit, pursuing
Verses with a form of pursue usually had to do with one’s enemy. The Hebrew word was also translated “follow after,” and several times there were verses that talked about “follow after righteousness,” and one that said “…pursue peace,”
but there were none that said pursue God or pursue God’s heart.

“I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did
I turn again till they were consumed.”—Psalm 18:37

“Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.“—Hosea 8:3

Practice the Presence of God
The words “practice” and “practicing” are not in the Bible. Being in the
Presence of God is not to be taken lightly.

“As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.“—Psalm 68:2

“The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.”—Psalm 68:8

“Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;“—Psalm 114:7

“…and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in
the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of
the Lamb:
“—Revelation 14:10

“Heart of God”
There are only two verses that have “heart of God,” and in each case the person being talked to is prideful because he has “set his heart as the heart of God.” (Ezekiel 28:2, 6)

The Bible tells us about our hearts…and it is not a pretty picture. How can people with wicked hearts, even if they have been redeemed, even consider pursuing the “heart of God”? It is God who searches our hearts and understands our thoughts.

“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.“—Genesis 6:5

“And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:”—Numbers 15:39

“But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.”—Jeremiah 7:24

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”—Jeremiah 17:9

“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”—Romans 1:21

“…They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.“—Hebrews 3:10

Where did the idea of Pursue God’s Heart come from?
I am wondering if the idea of “God’s Heart” is related to the “sacred heart” of Mary or Jesus. Perhaps you would be interested about the possible pagan roots of this concept. Here is a short excerpt from Hislop’s Two Babylons.

“…It is not very long since the worship of the “Sacred Heart” was first introduced; and now, everywhere it is the favourite worship. It was so in ancient Babylon, as is evident from the Babylonian system as it appeared in Egypt. There also a “Sacred Heart” was venerated. The “Heart” was one of the sacred symbols of Osiris when he was born again…borne in the arms of his mother Isis.”

“…the fruit of the Egyptian Persea was peculiarly sacred to him, from its resemblance to the “HUMAN HEART.” Hence this infant divinity was
frequently represented with a heart, or the heart-shaped fruit of the Persea,
in one of his hands…

“As the boy-god, whose symbol was the heart, was recognised as the god of childhood, this very satisfactorily accounts for one of the peculiar customs of the Romans. Kennett tells us, in his Antiquities, that the Roman youths, in their tender years, used to wear a golden ornament suspended from their necks, called bulla, which was hollow, and heart-shaped.

“The veneration of the “sacred heart” seems also to have extended to India, for there Vishnu, the Mediatorial god, in one of his forms, with the mark of the wound in his foot, in consequence of which he died, and for which such lamentation is annually made, is represented as wearing a heart suspended
on his breast.

“It is asked, How came it that the “Heart” became the recognised symbol of the Child of the great Mother? The answer is, “The Heart” in Chaldee is “BEL”; and as, at first, after the check given to idolatry, almost all the most important elements of the Chaldean system were introduced under a veil…

“Now, the worship of the “Sacred Heart” was just, under a symbol, the worship of the “Sacred Bel,” that mighty one of Babylon, who had died a martyr for idolatry; for Harpocrates, or Horus, the infant god, was regarded as Bel,
born again…

“When Bel, however was born again as a child, he was, as we have seen, represented as an incarnation of the sun. Therefore, to indicate his connection with the fiery and burning sun, the “sacred heart” was frequently represented as a “heart of flame.” So the “Sacred Heart” of Rome is actually worshipped as a flaming heart, as may be seen on the rosaries devoted to that worship…”

Correcting Error with the Bible
Reminders on Who God is

For our God is a consuming fire.”—Hebrews 12:29

“God is not a man, that he should lie…”—Numbers 23:19

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”—John 4:24

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.”—Isaiah 55:8

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”—Isaiah 55:9

“For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”
—1 Corinthans 2:11

“…for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.”—1 Chronicles 28:9

“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

Seek God’s face
As so often happens with false prophets, they get God’s Words mixed up. We seek God’s face with our whole heart…we don’t pursue God’s heart.

“Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.”—1 Chronicles 16:11

“When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.”—Psalm 27:8

“Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.”—Psalm 105:4

“Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.”—Psalm 119:2

“And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.”—2 Chronicles 12:14

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”—Jeremiah 29:13

We abide in Jesus and His WORDS abide in us

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.”—John 15:4

“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
—John 15:7

Regarding the Presence of God
Jesus appears in the presence of God for us! And He is seeking us.

“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:”—Hebrews 9:24

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”—Luke 19:10

The Bible does not tell us to Practice God’s Presence, or Pursue God’s Heart to get closer to Him.

“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;”—Acts 3:19

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”—Isaiah 59:2

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”—Isaiah 1:18

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”—James 4:8

“That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:”—Acts 17:27

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”—Psalm 139:23, 24

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”—Hebrews 4:12

“I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.”—1 John 2:12

2000 Years of Deception and Error, Part 4I: Constantine, Augustine, Chalcedon, Aquinas 2007

The Conclusion of my comments about error found on chaceldon.edu.

Here are some more Bible verses to compare with what is being taught at chalcedon, or elsewhere. We always need to discern through the lens of God’s Holy Word. Mostly, we need God’s Word to discern our own hearts. But we do need to be on the alert for false teaching about God’s Kingdom and His ways, so we don’t inadvertently end up following a world ruler who is not Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”—Hebrews 4:12

The Kingdom of God as found in the WORD of GOD

“Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.“—Mark 1:14, 15

“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”—Luke 17:21

“And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him.”—Luke 8:1

“And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick…And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.”—Luke 9:2, 6

“And he [Jesus] opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”—Matthew 5:2–10

What the WORD of GOD says the disciples did and said after Jesus was ascended.

“But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.”—Acts 5:19, 20

“And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.”—Acts 28:23

“And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.”
—Acts 28:30, 31

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.“—Galatians 5:13, 14

What God’s Word says we are to do.

“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.
—Acts 17:11

“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.“—1 Timothy 4:1, 2

Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
—2 Timothy 1:13

“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.”—Acts 26:18

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.“—John 13:35

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.“—Matthew 16:24

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
—Hebrews 12:2

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
—Titus 2:13, 14

“Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness.“—2 Peter 3:11

2000 Years of Deception and Error, Part 4F: Constantine, Augustine, Chalcedon, Aquinas 2007

Continuing with Part 4 regarding the error at Chaceldon.edu

4. Greek thought and the intellect elevated; man’s words and traditions given equal status with the Bible.
The belief from Aquinas that the intellect, mind or reason was not affected by our sin nature explains some of the emphasis on scholasticism, intellectualism, and elevation of man’s mind and reason.

chalcedon.edu/credo
“…The highest point of scholarship in the medieval world was within the bosom of the church; and although it was defective at certain key points, it was at least an attempt at intellectual reverence for God. The scholarship of the Reformation was even more rigorously Biblical, and this was no less true of the Reformation’s successors…”

“…The Bible itself is a revelation of ideas as much as it is words; it is not a collection of isolated words, but of words that are divinely inspired and arranged to set forth ideas. Biblical revelation is propositional: it comes to us in words and sentences, conveying thought. To say that we should dismiss ideas and the work of scholarship is really to say that we should dismiss God’s written revelation. One is deeply impressed, for example, with the wide scholarship of men like the Apostle Paul, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Kuyper, Van Til, and many others. But this scholarship, in every case, springs from a simple faith — faith in the sovereign, Triune God and the authority of the Word of God. Scholarship is an instrument in the service of the advancement of the Faith and of Christ’s kingdom. Scholarship is not central to the Faith, but a vigorous Faith requires scholarship. It is this sort of scholarship to which Chalcedon is dedicated.”

chalcedon.edu/vision
“First, Chalcedon is committed to recovering the intellectual foundations of Christian civilization.”

My Comment
Why is there such a focus and emphasis on scholarship and the need to justify it? Why is Apostle Paul, who wrote so much of the New Testament, included with others who did not write scripture. Where is this in the Bible: “Intellectual foundations of Christian civilization?”

Just the BOOK

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.“—1 Corinthians 3:11

“…we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.”—1 Corinthians 8:1

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”—2 Corinthians 11:3

“But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness.“—1 Corinthians 1:23

To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
—Luke 1:77–79

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”—Ephesians 5:6

“For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.“—Romans 16:18

“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.“—Isaiah 29:13

“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wiseThat no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
—1 Corinthians 1:27–31

“For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.”—Isaiah 47:10

Two Thousand Years of Deception and Error, Part 1 The First Century AD

Deception has been around since Satan tempted Eve in the garden. But my next six or so blogs will concentrate on the last 2000 years of deception of/in the church, with the goal of showing how the errors/wrong doctrine through the centuries are still with us and affect us today. Hence we are vulnerable to the agendas, influence, and control of the kingdom of darkness from sources that say they are Christian, but their doctrine is not of God.

This post will present some verses from God’s Word that show both the truth and error that was around in the first century. I didn’t realize until I started looking up verses just how many there are which talk both about the deception that was happening in the first century and the deception that would happen in years to come. Hopefully, this will challenge you to check out God’s Word for the many other passages which instruct in discerning truth and error.

From The BOOK

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins…
—1 John 4:10

“…But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.“—Galatians 1:3–8

“I say then, Hath God cast away his people [Israel]? God forbid…God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.”—Romans 1:1, 2

“…ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ…and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.”—Jude 4, 16

“…Keep yourselves in the love of God…”—Jude 21

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling…To the only wise God our Saviour…”—Jude 24, 25

“…they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures…”—2 Peter 3:16

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.”
—1 John 2:15

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”
—1 John 2:22, 23

“...try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”—1 John 4:1

“…Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.“—1 John 4:2, 3

Church of Ephesus: “…thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”—Revelation 2:1–6

[“Nicolaitans” means “victors over the people.” So their deeds or doctrine possibly refer to a religious hierarchal system that controls the laity/common people.]

Church in Pergamos: “…I know…where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is…thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam…”—Revelation 2:12–16

Church in Thyatira: “…thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols…”—Revelation 2:20

Church in Philadelphia: “…hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name…”—Revelation 3:7–10

Church of the Laodiceans: “…I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot...I will spue thee out of my mouth…”
—Revelation 3:14, 16

What Would You Believe If…

you had NO input from media, books (including Bible commentaries), church doctrines/theologies (current or past history), or people—friends, enemies, relatives, or religious leaders, including preachers, pastors, evangelists, church fathers, priests, monks, rabbis, popes, etc.

Only THE BOOK!

“…the Spirit of truthwill guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself…He shall glorify me [Jesus]…”
—John 16:13, 14

“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
—1 John 2:27

Psychology

Psychology’s belief system is opposite what is taught in the Bible.

Psychology says: Love yourself. You need self-esteem.

Jesus says: Deny yourself. Follow Me.

The Bible says we are sinners, we need to repent, and only Jesus can change our hearts.

The psychologists say it’s our parent’s fault or our society’s fault, and by spending time and money for their services, they can help us change.

We so called Christians in America have compromised and combined the Bible and psychology to get our answers. The Bible isn’t enough. We want something more than just the Bible. And our fruit is rotten.

Today’s most prominent “Christian” Psychologist (that’s really an oxymoron—psychology is not Christian) has quite a following of folk across the nation and quite a bit of political clout in Washington DC. Jesus’ Kingdom is NOT political.

You may find these videos I’ve linked to interesting. “They” (government and business) have been using psychological techniques to manipulate the masses for years. The “Christian” psychologists are no different.

BBC: A Century of Self
#1 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8953172273825999151&q=&hl=en

#2 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-678466363224520614

After viewing these videos, I began to wonder if we get the truth from anywhere, or if everything and everyone everywhere has an agenda to try and get me to think their way.

What does the Book say?

“…there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”—Psalm 53:3

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one…They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”—Romans 3:10, 12

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men.”—1 Corinthians 3:19–21

Doesn’t this sound like the result of years of psychologizing here in the US?

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
—2 Timothy 3:1–7

For true biblical counseling read from the Book:

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
—John 8:32

Proverbs and Psalms