søndag 18. oktober 2015

No 1953: Was Åge Samuelsen saved when he died he was cohabiting and lived contrary to God's word !?

No. 1053:
Was Åge Samuelsen saved when he died he was cohabiting and lived contrary to God's word !?

Image of 'brotherly' Åge Samuelsen, but he is a "brotherhood"? I do not know, but I hope he was saved, but yet so as through fire scripture says.


From Wikipedia: Aage Kristian Samuelsen also called "Brother Aage", (born 23 January 1915 in Skien, died 29 November 1987) was a Norwegian preacher, lyricist and composer of Christian songs. He was the son of a factory worker, blacksmith and Rallar Karl Hjalmar Samuelsen (1886-1969) and Anna Hansen who was cleaning worker and union woman. He married in 1938 with Elisabeth Olsen ("Lisa") and they had five children. Aage Samuelsen died in 1987, 72 years old and was buried at the Northern Cemetery in Skien. Kåre Kristiansen officiated during the funeral.
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Aage Samuelsen died he was divorced, lived as cohabiting. He had had extramarital relationships where someone claims that it had also become the children etc.

Anyway, Aage Samuelsen had led a life anything but worthy of Christ. Were «brother» Aage saved? I do not know, but hope so. He reminds me of King Solomon in many things. Exceptionally gifted, charismatic and "girls'" Abraham ". No good combination.

When the queen of Sheba visited Solomon (10.1 to 13), she was overwhelmed by both wisdom and his wealth (10.5). She understood that the covenant was the basis for the blessing of the land (v 9). The rest of chapter 10 lists the prosperity and the glory which prevailed during Solomon's reign.

In Chapter 11, we begin to see cracks in glory. Of Solomon was prosperity demonstrated by the king had many wives and mistresses.

Solomon had a thousand women (11.3). Some of these he chose against God's command (v 2). Wives who worshiped pagan gods did Solomon to compromise their own religion (v 4-8).

Since Solomon clung to the covenant with God, he got problems and met resistance (11.11; 11.14 and 11.23), including through Jeroboam rebellion (11.26 to 40). Ahijah the prophet foretold the impending division of the kingdom (11.29 to 32). Solomon died after reigning for 40 years (from 11.42 to 43).

We read about King Solomon

1 Kgs. 11. 1. But King Solomon loved many foreign women besides the daughter of Pharaoh, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites, 2 women of the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the children of Israel, Ye shall not give yourselves with them; and they are not with you; surely they will turn away your heart after their gods. To those Solomon himself and loved them. / 3 He had seven hundred wives of princely rank and three hundred concubines; these his wives bowed his mind. 4 And when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as his father David's heart had been. 5 And Solomon followed Astarte Zidonians, and Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6 And Solomon did evil in the eyes of Jehovah, and went not fully after the LORD, as his father David had done. 7 At the time Solomon built a sacrificial place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the Ammonites. 8 And likewise did he for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods. 9 Therefore Jehovah angry with Solomon because he had set his heart away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice 10 and had commanded him to follow other gods; but he had not kept himself after the Lord's commandments. 11 Then the Lord said to Solomon: Because this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from you and give it to your servant. 12 But for your father David's sake I will not do it in your days - from your son I will tear. 13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; one tribe I will give your son for my servant David's sake and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen. 14 And the Lord raised Solomon an opponent Edomite Hadad; he was of the royal family in Edom. 15 For when David was in Edom, and Joab commander was gone up to bury the slain, and slew every male in Edom. 16 - For six months did Joab and all Israel, until he had destroyed every male in Edom - 17 then fled Hadad with certain Edomites of his father's servants, and go into Egypt. Hadad was then a little boy. 18 They journeyed from Midian and came to Paran; from Paran took his men with him and came to Egypt for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he gave him a house and suggested him livelihood and gave him land. 19 And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him to wife the sister of his own wife, Queen Tahpenes. 20 And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son; Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house, and since Genubath in Pharaoh's house among Pharaoh's own children. 21 Now when Hadad in Egypt heard that David had lain down with his fathers, and that Joab commander was dead, he said to Pharaoh, Let me go, that I may go to my country! 22 Pharaoh said unto him, What aileth thee with me, since you want to go home to your country? He answered: Nothing; howbeit let me go. 23 God raised up Solomon another adversary, Rezon, Eljadas son, who had fled from his master Hadadezer king of Soba. 24 He gathered people around him and was leading a troop, when David slew them; and they went to Damascus and settled himself down there and made themselves masters in Damascus. / 25 He was an adversary of Israel as long as Solomon lived, and both he and Hadad caused Israel damage. He hated Israel and reigned over Syria. 26 So it was one of Solomon's servant, Jeroboam son of Nebat, an Ephraimite from Sereda; His mother's name Seru and widowed. He stood up against the king. 27 And thus it was that he came up against the king: Solomon built Millo - he would close the open spot in his father David. 28 Jeroboam was a talented guy, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious, he made him ruler over all the house of Joseph to perform. 29 At that time it happened even when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road; he had a new garment, and the two were alone in the field. / 30 The Akia the new robe he wore and tore it into twelve pieces. 31 And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces For thus saith the Lord God: I will rend the kingdom out of Solomon's hand and give ten tribes; 32 But one tribe shall remain to him for my servant David's sake and for Jerusalem's sake, the city which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel. 33 So I will do because they have forsaken me and worshiped Astarte of the Sidonians, Chemosh, god of Moab, and Milcom the Ammonite god, and not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in my sight, and have not kept my statutes and judgments, as did David his father. 34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom from him, but let him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose and who kept himself after my commandments and laws. 35 But I will take the kingdom from his son and give thee - the ten tribes; 36 but his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a lamp burning before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there. / 37 But thee I take, and be prevail over all that you desire, and be king over Israel. 38 And if you do whatever I command you and walk in my ways and doing what is right in my sight, to keep my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did, I will be with thee, and build thee a sure house, as I built for David, and I will give you Israel. 39 And David will I humble because of what is done, but not for all times. 40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam; but Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak king of Egypt, and he was in Egypt until the death of Solomon. / 41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are written in Solomon?. 42 The time Solomon was king in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43 Then Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in his father David, and his son Rehoboam reigned in his place.

Many of the Bible's men and women failed the Lord after they started so well!

This is from my Bible come tater Galatians 4. 19 My children, whom I again travail in birth until Christ be formed in you!

If it is so that we can not change our hearts through the outer works, what shall then change it? And it is such that it is only God that changes our hearts and only God can seem sanctification in us then may well not do anything with us than crushed our hearts over our own miserable condition and our own helplessness in changing it !? It should create in us a heartfelt cry to God to change our hearts! A call for rummage us and show us Christ in our lives so that he can win figure in us. Psalm 139: 23,24: "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. 24 See if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. "

So when God has heard our prayer, seemed holiness in us and Christ again lit in our hearts; Do we have achieved to be more perfect in ourselves and more according to God's standard? NO! Though we have realized that we can not win holiness through our external changes but only through Christ by faith will overcome formed in us, which INCREASES dependence on God. Ie we are left with less of ourselves and more of Christ Jesus! We realize more and more that the source of life is in him. We are left as much freer and happier people than when we tried to rectify life itself. The farmer knows that the reason for missing the apples on the apple tree is the lack of soil and nutrients. So it is with us; When we live a life close to God in faith and repentance and realize our dependence on him - when carrying tree fruit by itself.

If we see all kinds of misery in ourselves and our expectation is that God will change this in ourselves so we are disappointed. God changes not man that way. Man gets changed when it appears that its life is Christ - the focus on the self and the ego disappears and Christ is formed. Sanctification always end up with more Christ and not with more of ourselves! The result of God's work in us is that we dig ourselves less into our own misery and realize that our life is in Christ and that He is our sanctification! Gal 5:16 ": Live a life in the Spirit! Then follow ye desire in human flesh and blood. ". So if the conclusion is that it not at all yesterday, so has thus Bible against itself

The Gospel is brilliant, there is hope for everyone whether you are weak or strong as a person gets only God hold of such a set would more than equal.

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This is what is so difficult - but so necessary, that Christian life is a continuous process throughout life. Begun is not complete.

Final Comment:

It is sad reading. This is unfortunately the result if one tries to "ride" two horses simultaneously. We must choose whom we will serve, God or the mammon.

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