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Beth McLendon is the host of Inspirational – Prayers.
is a DISC personality speaker,
a Bible teacher,
and an author.
Beth has an Associate degree in Sociology, a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master of Arts in Theology with a concentration in counseling. She has started her Ph.D. in counseling. Beth's seminary degree is from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Beginning in childhood, Beth dreamed of going to seminary. She pursued her degree because of her love for the Bible and so that her Christian writing would have sound doctrine.
Beth has written several books:
Praying for your Child
According to his or her Personality Style
At Home in God's Sweater
It is a book for women about finding love and acceptance with Father God.
Presenting with Style
by Robert Rohm
Beth McLendon is a contributing author
Available at: www.personalityinsights.com
Biblical topics, Financial Literacy, DISC personality information,
and Business Topics.
There are so many Christians who do not know
basic Bible Scriptures
that we have updated this section
with more information.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible is God’s inspired Word to his people. It is infallible and holds the answer to every man’s problems and situation.
The Bible is seen by God as our DAILY Bread - meaning God wants us to read it daily just as we eat food daily.
The Bible is THE source of Truth.
many Christians are having supernatural experiences that the Bible forbids. Any spiritual experience you have should be tested by Bible Scriptures. Some supernatural experiences are NOT from God but instead from the devil.
Many Christians are doing supernatural things that are forbidden by God. Many ministries today downplay the Bible and emphasize supernatural experiences.
We are writing many new pages on this topic for this website.
We believe that there is one God eternal, existing in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They all have the same power, they all three have existed together. (For example, Jesus is not "younger" than the Father.) They are co-equal and co-eternal.
There is no other god in another area of the universe. That is a false teaching of Mormonism. There is only ONE true God from the Beginning of Time in all the Universe and throughout all eternity.
Jesus is God. He always was God. He was never created - he has always existed.
He was never a created angel.
(Some cults say that Jesus was Michael the archangel. That is false.)
For insights into The Angel of the Lord - click here
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, he was God.
He was God every moment he was on earth.
He is now God in heaven. He is the second person of the Trinity.
When Jesus came to earth - Jesus had an earthly mother but no biological earthly father. The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and supernaturally put Jesus in Mary's womb.
The Holy Spirit did NOT have sex with Mary.
(Mary is discussed at the end of this page.)
By the way, Jesus never married.
Many false prophets and false teachers are saying that they are seeing and having conversations with Jesus and / or angels - and are taking trips to heaven often.
Jesus is not appearing to people and having conversations with people and taking them to heaven and back for multiple visits. Beware of false prophets and teachers who say they have done these things. These "angels" and "Jesus entities" are demons who pretend to be Jesus or an angel. Beware.
Those experiences are deceptions by the devil. If you are having such experiences, repent and turn away from these things. They are from the occult world of the devil.
See more information in the section on the devil further down the page.
2 Timothy 2:15 tells us to "Study to show yourself approved."
Study these pages to learn about the dangers.
See our False Prophets in the Church page.
See our Contemplative Prayer dangers.
See our Meditation dangers
See our Yoga dangers
See our False New Jesus page.
I plan to do more pages on these false supernatural experiences.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is not an "it" or a force. The Holy Spirit is a person -
the third person of the Trinity. He has a mind, he has a will, and he has emotions. He is our counselor, our comforter, and our confronter when we sin. When we read the Bible, he convicts us of sins that we need to repent of and turn away from.
John 14:16 He is our comforter.
John 14:26 He is our counselor.
Ephesians 4:30 He grieves.
We are not God
The New Age Movement,
and The New Spirituality Movement
say that all people are god.
They even say that all things are god.
They say that
there is no sin to repent from.
Many of them follow someone
they call Jesus
who is not anything like the Jesus of the Bible.
Here are their other FALSE Teachings
The only sin is not knowing that you ARE "God".
They use meditation or contemplative prayer to get people in touch with spirits who reveal information to them. At some point, each person learns that they are "God" and that all people are "God" and that all things are "God"
even trees and innate objects.
THAT is a FALSE TEACHING
Warren B. Smith is a good person to watch on Youtube to explain the New Age Movement and its deception. For example:
We will never BECOME God or "a god."
We can never become God or "a god" as some religions teach. Throughout eternity, we will always worship God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) as the only true God.
Are all "gods" the same as our God? NO!!!!
Other religions do not worship the God of the Bible.
Here is a good video to help you see that all gods are not the God of the Bible.
God created the angels before he created the earth.
At first they were all good angels. But in time, some of them turned against God.
Today there are good angels and bad angels.
We have a page that will answer just about every question you have about angels.
Also scroll down for information on the devil who is a fallen angel.
After death you will NOT become an angel
After we die, we do not become angels. Angels and humans will always be different - even in heaven.
What are ghosts?
We believe all have sinned. The penalty of sin is death and no degree of works or good behavior can provide sinners a new life. You must be born again and repent of all sin to become a son or daughter of God. The penalty has been paid by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was made sin for us and died on the cross in our stead.
Each Person Needs to:
Acknowledge His or Her Sin
Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23
1 John 1:9
John 20:31, Romans10:10
Christians TRY to obey the Bible - 1 John 2:3-6
Jesus must be Your Savior and Lord.
In John 14:23,
"If you love me, you will obey me."
The Devil is Real
The devil was created by God as an angel named Lucifer. At some point he rebelled against God and led 1/3 of the angels to rebel against God. They are now called fallen angels.
The devil is also called Satan.
Satan transformed himself to appear as a snake in the Garden of Eden. The devil can only be at one place at a time. He does not personally come against people. He has many demonic entities that he commands. Satan opposes God, deceives mankind, and will one day be in a place of eternal punishment.
Satan has infiltrated most of our entertainment industry. Take note that Satan isn't interested in entertaining. He is interested in indoctrinating people into his view of right and wrong.
2 Corinthians 11:14 tells us that Satan can appear as an angel of light.
In the new Fox channel television show, Lucifer (the devil) is appearing as an angel of light.
Beware......Satan often presents himself as misunderstood - or - as the good guy and God is the bad guy. AND Satan loves it when people think he is just a myth and that he doesn't exist.
Galatians 1:8 warns us that wicked angels can appear visibly to us and deceive us into thinking that they are good angels.
Philippians 4:8 tells us to only watch and listen to things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. If we do that, we will purify and transform our entertainment choices.
Consider visiting our pages:
Talking to Dead People
The Bible forbids us
from getting information from dead people.
It is called necromancy in the Bible.
If someone you are following as a teacher is talking to dead people -
they are not following the true God.
Warn your relatives from having conversations with dead people -
even in their dreams.
I know it can be very sad to hear
that you are not
talking to your beloved dead relative.
But the truth is the truth.
Instead of talking to your dead relative,
you are actually talking to a wicked familiar spirit.
Those in heaven cannot communicate with us.
We believe in divine healing for the whole man through the atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, James 5:14
Is Hell real?
Yes. Jesus talked about hell many times.
We have a page on Heaven
Rewards in Heaven
You do not get to heaven by your works. That being said, we do get extra rewards in heaven for things we did on earth.
See our page - Crowns
True Grace vs. the new False Grace
this section is rather long
Grace is given to overcome sin not to be an excuse to sin. True Christian doctrine reminds us that if we love God, we will seek to be obedient to God.
There is a
False grace doctrine
being taught more and more in churches.
It shows a disdain for the laws and commandments of God.
It downplays sin.
Jesus said, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word." John 14:24 NKJV
The new grace message tries to say the Old Testament is not relevant and should be totally disregarded.
Jesus honored the words of the Old Testament.
that the Old Testament was correct.
The article below has multitudes of examples.
Take note that the only Bible
the first Christians had was the Old Testament.
Many in this
new grace movement
try to disregard what Jesus said when he was on earth.
They do this by saying that
Jesus was only talking to unsaved Jews
so we can disregard his words.
But the Bible says, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV
Jesus taught, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV
And if one reads the words of Jesus in Revelation chapters 2 - 3, it is clear that Jesus wants Christians to be obedient to the things he taught them while on earth. Jesus gave warnings to the Christians who were disobedient in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.
No one obeys perfectly.
That being said,
we point out that the new false teaching says...
"Don't worry about sin and don't worry about trying to be righteous. Jesus paid for all your future sins so don't worry about it."
That attitude is not taught in the Bible.
The Bible teaches us to try to be holy just as He is holy.
First John calls this practicing righteousness.
We either practice righteousness
we practice sinfulness.
Peter speaks about this.
Peter was one of the 12 disciples
who spent 3 and 1/2 years with Jesus. Peter knew what Jesus taught.
Peter teaches us,
"But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,
because it is written, 'Be holy, for I am holy.'"
1 Peter 1:15-16 NKJV
The wisdom of Proverbs tells us,
"He who covers his sins will not prosper,
But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy."
Proverbs 28:13 NKJV
Jude the half brother of Jesus...
“I say this because some godless teachers
have wormed their way in among you saying that
after we become Christians we can do just as we like
without fear of God’s punishment.
The fate of such people was written long ago, for they have
turned against our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.”
Note this new grace
is being taught more and more.
It may already have gotten a stronghold in your church.
Note, all new grace teachers will say they are against sin
almost every other word they say -
is totally against holiness.
The devil has convinced (deceived)
much of the current church
that the word "holiness" is a bad word.
But God calls us to holy living.
God says In Psalm 96:9 KJV,
"Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness."
This new false doctrine
may be part of the great deception
2 Thessalonians 2:11-17
of the church in the end times.
We have a page - The New False Jesus
We believe that the Lord will come back and receive unto Himself the Church. That includes both those who are living and those who died in Him. Those who are living will meet the Lord in the air. The dead in Christ will be reunited with their earthly bodies and then meet the Lord in the air.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
No one understands end-time Scriptures perfectly. God wants us to seek to understand. Nevertheless, your view on the rapture and end-times is not a vital Christian doctrine. No matter what you believe on these issues - you can still go to heaven.... as long as you don't take the mark of the beast. That mark is the only sin you cannot be forgiven of.
Understanding the Rapture page by Beth McLendon
The Place of Mary - Mother of Jesus - in the church
We believe that
God honored Mary
by allowing her to be the mother of Jesus
but besides that,
she is not special.
Jesus himself set forth the idea that Mary was not a "special" person to be honored by believers. See below.
When Jesus was preaching and someone interrupted him to tell him that his mother and brothers had arrived,
Jesus set a tone for the church.
"Who is my mother?
Who are my brothers?
He pointed to his disciples. "Look!" he said,
"these are my mother and brothers."
Then he added,
"Anyone who obeys my Father in heaven
is my brother, sister
Jesus taught us not to put Mary on a pedestal.
The Bible says we have ONE mediator.
1 Timothy 2:5 says,
For there is one God,
and one mediator between God and men,
he man Christ Jesus;
Mary loved Jesus as her son and as her Savior.
In Luke 1:47, Mary herself says: "And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior."
There is no scripture that says or indicates that
Mary stayed a virgin all her life.
In fact, the Bible says that
Mary had children.
See Mark 3:31-35.
And the Scripture above also shows us that Mary is not to be given higher esteem than other people.
And two books of the Bible were written by her children -
Jude and James.
we are not to pray to Mary.
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