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November 2018 Newsletter: Questions & Answers


Featured Questions & Answers

QUESTION:

Does God’s Word Reason?

ANSWER:

“For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” [I Thessalonians 2:13]

“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” [Hebrews 11:3]

“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” [l Peter 1:23]

“His reasonings was correct, scientifically correct, but where Pharaoh made his mistake was not looking into the Word of God that knowed that great promise that God was going to bless them and bring them out anyhow. No matter what science says, what reasoning says, if it's not based on the Word of God, I'm sure sorry for the person that listens to it. So therefore, faith can't rest on reasoning. It rests on God's Word, what the Lord has said.” [Jairus A Secret Believer, Macon, GA 55-0604]

“The Holy Ghost comes on one level; that's you meet God's requirement. If you ever get It, you'll come on God's level and not your own thoughts about It. Satan tries to make it classical, some great something, some big something, intellectual. You have to cast down that reasoning and believe what the Word says about it.” [Questions And Answers, Jeffersonville, IN 59-0628E]

“I think, "What's the matter with us preachers?" I wonder what kind of a training we've had. God is training for this great battle. Matthew 24 said there, and also Daniel 12, said, "There would be a time of trouble, such as never like on the earth before." And we're living in that time, when culture, and education, and things, has smothered over the Word of God, and got into reasonings and so forth. The battle is now. Who will stand? Hallelujah! The battle is ready to go in. She's array now. Look what a great opposition we got yonder.” [The Greatest Battle Ever Fought, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0311]

“If one little iota of God's Word was disbelieved, caused all this trouble, how we going to get back, disbelieving the Word? You can't do it. Got to shut off all these other things, conscience, memories, and say... reasonings, and all these other things. "Casting down reasonings." We don't reason about it, at all, nothing at all. We just accept the Word upon the basis, "God said so," and sets a stream between you and God. Every channel comes open between you and God, then.” [The Greatest Battle Ever Fought, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0311]

“A man or a woman that will take God's Word just the way It's given to us, hold It the way God said It, It's Life. But to mix it with some wisdom of some organization, you die right there, just like it did in the first. That's the Seed. That's the way, that's the way It acted the first time, that's the way It'll act every time. It always has. God permit, we'll prove that through the Bible, this morning. That's the only way it can grow, is to separate Itself from all reasonings, or anything else, and just believe the Word.” [Wisdom Versus Faith, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0401]

“We know how the battle went. We know that Eve lost the battle because she relied upon her reasonings instead of her faith in God's Word. Let's repeat that. She relied upon her own reasonings instead of having faith in God's Word. It reasoned out. Therefore she broke the front lines and the enemy rushed in, and then death struck the world. Now, therefore, God never did trust It again with the women, to hold that front line. It's with men.” [The Conflict Between God And Satan, Clarksville, IN 62-0531]

"Well, I know the Holy Spirit was for them back in the early days, but it... Just reasons tell us that we..." Oh, no, don't you do that. "Whosoever will... To you and to your children, and to them that's far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." See? No reasoning, don't stop to reason. Just keep believing, just believing what He said. "Well, Brother Branham, I've sought the Holy Ghost for--for ten years." What you reasoning about? If you've carried out His plan, then just go on. Then just believe it. See? He laid down the plan and just follow that plan. Then it's got to come out right. If it isn't, then He told something wrong. See? So He can't tell us nothing wrong and still be God. So you see, you got to believe it's His Word, or you don't believe Him at all. So--so it's strange, isn't it? But it's really true. It really is the truth.” [Putting On The Whole Armor Of God, Aberdeen, NC 62-0607]

“But you know, surely, God wouldn't do a thing like that," he reasoned it with Eve. But when he come against Christ, he hit against that hundred-thousand volt wire. The feathers flew when he come with his reasoning, because He met him right back with "THUS SAITH THE LORD." Said, "If you're the Son of God and you're hungry, why don't you turn these stones to bread and eat?” reasoning! “You could do it." Sure He could, but He come back, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word, proceedeth out of the mouth of God.’” [Why? South Gate, CA 62-0622E]

“I send My signs among them like that, and they just get up and walk out. What's the matter with the daughter of My people?" When it's explained and proven by the Word, and the Bible said if the--always to believe the Word. The Word is confirmed. Then you cannot disbelieve It. But you're reasoning, letting Satan tell you in your mind.Last night when you held your hand that you was a sinner, and didn't want to die a sinner, and I called you to the platform: turned around and walked out. What's the matter? You let Satan reason, "You're going to lose your job." I'd rather lose my job than lose my life. "Your wife will leave you." I'd rather lose a wife than lose my Christ. "Your husband or your--your neighbor will make fun of you." I'd rather have my neighbor make fun of me and be right with God. But, you see, you're listening to reasoning. That's it. You're just... You've had so many bogus things. Don't you realize, friend, that every time a bogus thing, declares that there's a real one? Sure, it does.” [Why? South Gate, CA 62-0622E]

“The first thing that God put before man was “obey His Word.” And just one little slip, not a whole great big chapter, but just misconstruing the Word, just twisting it a little bit (Satan did) by reasoning, and it caused the whole; every heartache that ever was, every sickness, every death, every little sick baby, every grave on the hillside, just to disbelieve one little Word. Just not exactly throwed it out, but just misquoted it, just reasoned. "Isn't it reasonable that God wouldn't do such a thing?" he said. But God said He would do it.” [We Would See Jesus, Santa Maria, CA 62-0627]

“Jesus said, Himself, "Remember Lot's wife." If the Word isn't so important, if reasoning is all right; when that Angel said to Lot and his family, "Go to Zoar, but don't look back!" And Lot's wife, on a little insignificant thing as to turn and look back, but it was contrary to the Word, she turned to a pillar of salt. Then you say, "Telling women about cutting their hair, wearing clothes...?" God said don't do it! You follow the Word. Lot had, no doubt, a nice wife, but she didn't follow the Commandment to the Word. Lot! Eve was a good woman, but she didn't follow the Commandment to the Word; just reasoned a little with it.” [Jehovah Jireh, Grass Valley, CA 62-0707]

“Here's how I--I think it's infallible. It's so infallible, till even when Eve, not disbelieving, but listening to a little reasoning against it, caused every death, and every sorrow, and every heartache. That's what she did.” [Jesus Christ The Same, Salem, OR 62-0718]

“I believe that Lot's wife, as she was commanded by the Angel not to look back, and she turned and looked back, and she stands today a pillar of salt, because she just misbelieved God's Word that much. Now, she had a better reason than you and I have. See, her children, and her grandchildren were burning up in the judgments of God. And the screams of her own children, and her grandchildren, and a mother's heart crying out just disobeyed God's Word enough to look over her shoulder, and there she turned. See, I believe the Word must be just exactly the way it's written: just that. Will you believe it with me? Upon that basis, let's settle ourselves now to the Word and speak of the Word.” [Jesus Christ The Same, Salem, OR 62-0718]

“As the vision said, they just turn away from it. It's got to be that way. If they did it to Him, did it the other way, they're going to do it again, see, because they take up reasonings: "Now, shouldn't we have this? and shouldn't we have that?" That's reasonings and not the Word. Now, you say, "Well, how do you know?" First take it to the Bible, and see if God vindicates it or not. If God made a promise, God's got to keep His promise. If He doesn't, He isn't God. Now, you just can't guess at that. You've got to really believe Him, and you better know what you're talking about. Now, they claim it, but their actions speaks louder than word.” [Convinced And Then Concerned, Shreveport, LA 62-1125M]

“When Eve reasoned and said, "Well, now, isn't it reasonable, I could live just as good," that did it. And that's always did it. That's the reason she was forbidden to be a preacher. See, it just let down the bars. That's where (the church) the grass roots of it hatched out, in Pentecost, and that's the grass roots. There's no Scripture for it. See? Now, what do you do then? You get the same conglomeration that you got back there in Eden. Notice, now, then when we come to the Word, you say about It... Nobody can withstand That! I challenge anybody to say it. Preached on The Seed Of The Serpent, so many blowed up about it.” [The Evening Messenger, Mesa, AZ 63-0116]

“That's the thing that broke the fellowship in Eden, is because that Eve failed to keep the focus, of her looking on God's Word, and listened to the reasonings of the enemy. See? See? If she just stayed right with, "God said so. That settles it. God said so," but she didn't want to do that. See? She changed the focus of her glass, and begin to see, instead of being just one way, there become two ways. See? She saw, "Well, now, maybe this man could be right. Maybe he is right. Now, we know God is right, and maybe he is right. This is just more light on what God said." You see there? There is the same thing happens today, exactly right back to the same spot. See? See? You see two ideas. There's only one. There's not no creed. It's the Word, God's Word, God's purpose, God's plan. All other plans are no good. That, and Eve did this evil thing, and that's the reason today that God, in His Word, never permits women to be ministers. See? It's just not permitted in the Word.” [Victory Day, Sierra Vista, AZ 63-0421]

“We realize that it was that, that it was reason, common reasonings that started the ball of sin rolling at the first place. It was reasonings what? Reasoning against the Word of God. When God told Adam and Eve, "The day you eat thereof, that day you die." That settle, that's all of it. And He fortified them against the enemy, behind His Word. But when Eve, listening to Satan's reasonings, see, culture, understanding, education, advancement, see, she stepped out behind there and listened to Satan's reasonings, and did the thing that God said "don't do." And if one reasoning, listening to one reasoning against the Word caused all this chaos, one reasoning against the Word again won't take you back to the same place, 'cause how foolish it would be of God to bring man back upon the same basis He sent him out from. See? See? You got to come to the shed Blood of Christ. Your denomination won't work, and your reasonings won't work. It's the Blood and birth, and It produces in you a new creature, Christ, and after the fashion of Christ you live, because the Toxin that you take shows It kills the sin of unbelief, against anything but the Word of God.” [He Cares. Do You Care? Jeffersonville, IN 63-0721]

 “How different from the great learned Saint Paul, who had all the knowledge he could brag about. But he said, "I've turned the whole thing, of my reasonings, down. I met a Pillar of Fire one day, on the road down to Damascus." And he said, "I never come to you with excellency of speech, because, if I did, you would trust in the wisdom of man. But I come to you in the power and demonstrations of the Holy Ghost, that you--you will lean upon the Word of God." Amen. Said, "If an Angel from Heaven come, preaching any other thing, let him be accursed," Galatians 1:8.” [Lean Not Unto Thy Own Understanding, Phoenix, AZ 65-0120]

“Well, starting way back there in the first church the people got to thinking and reasoning how to improve on God. The deeds of the Nicolaitanes began showing themselves. Then a group formed. They drifted away from the pattern of the Word. All it takes is just one word changed and that little leaven then leavens the whole lump. He that offends in one point of the law is guilty of all. Eve just changed one word. That will do it.” [Seven Church Ages Book, Smyrnaean Church Age 65-1204]

Bible References: I Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 11:3; I Peter 1:23

 [Answer provided by Bro. Ken Andes, Minister, Lynden, Washington, USA]

 

LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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