WHICH GOD IS THE FATHER OF JESUS? 2

WHICH GOD IS THE FATHER OF JESUS? 2

The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ does not send people to steal, kill and destroy. Is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ behind the wars,...

THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

  I'm in love and it's out of control. It's so overwhelming,I am lost but found. I was a baby Christian, basking in newborn fellowship...

LOVING GOD AND HATING MY WIFE

LOVING GOD AND HATING MY WIFE

  When a man who loves his wife meets the Lord, the Lord will set his wife against him. The love we are expected to have for God does not...

THE VALUE OF THE BIBLE

THE VALUE OF THE BIBLE

  The bible tells us about people who had intimate relationships with God in the past, and it shows how they were mightily blessed by...

THE BIBLE: A BOOK OF WHEAT AND WEEDS

THE BIBLE: A BOOK OF WHEAT AND WEEDS

Paul's statement that all scriptures are written by the inspiration of God is, itself, not inspired. The bible is the most important book...

SHOULD CHRISTIANS FIGHT WARS?

SHOULD CHRISTIANS FIGHT WARS?

Modern Christianity has given us a Messiah without a cause. Christians claim to be followers of Jesus, but deny him at every turn.  We don’t...

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? 3

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? 3

Jesus did not do the will of God for us.  We have to do it for ourselves. What is the way, the truth and the life of eternal life, which is...

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? (2)

WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? (2)

In order for us to do the will of God, we must know the way, the truth and the life. The will of God was not done on earth before Jesus came...

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WHICH GOD IS THE FATHER OF JESUS? 2

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The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ does not send people to steal, kill and destroy.

Is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ behind the wars, massacres and genocide of the Jews in the Old Testament?  Certainly not!  God says “love your enemies;” he does not say annihilate them.  Jesus’ Father is merciful; and “he does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17).  As a matter of fact, “his mercy endures forever.” (Psalm 106:1).

Solomon says: “the path of the just is like the shining sun that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18).  Even so, the bible provides progressive revelations of the character of God.  However, in the person of Jesus, we finally have the true full expression.  Jesus says: “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father… The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.

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LOVING GOD AND HATING MY WIFE

 

love of GodWhen a man who loves his wife meets the Lord, the Lord will set his wife against him.

The love we are expected to have for God does not permit any other love.  As a matter of fact, if we love God, we must hate everyone else.  We must love our neighbour but not because we love him.  We must love our neighbour because we love God.  God’s love tolerates no rivals.  He says: “I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God.” (Exodus 20:5).

I learnt this the hard way.  My wife, Karen, was the love of my life.  She was my very first love.  It was love at first sight when I met her in high school in Rome.

  I proposed to her at the age of 16 and got married to her at 25.  Marrying her is one of the very best decisions I have ever made.  I honestly cannot imagine myself being married to anyone else.  But something totally unexpected happened to me at the age of 41. 

I fell in love with Jesus Christ.

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THE BIBLE: A BOOK OF WHEAT AND WEEDS

taresPaul's statement that all scriptures are written by the inspiration of God is, itself, not inspired.

The bible is the most important book ever compiled.  However, it is also one of the most dangerous.  It is used to edify and it is also used to deceive.  Christians like to pretend that the bible was written by one person.  But in reality, it was written by 40 different authors from three continents in three different languages.

Jesus says: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat.” (Matthew 13:24-25).  This portrait of the kingdom is directly applicable to the bible.  The bible is a book of wheat and weeds.  In it, the truth of God is presented side-by-side with grievous misrepresentations of God. 

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WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? 3

willJesus did not do the will of God for us.  We have to do it for ourselves.

What is the way, the truth and the life of eternal life, which is the will of the Father?  Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. (John 14:6).  God the Father required Jesus the Son to lay down his life out of love for him in order to return to him in heaven and inherit eternal life.  Jesus had all the power to save his life but refused to do so out of love for God.  He refused because he was determined to fulfil the will of God.

Jesus laid down his life for God; therefore God raised him from the dead to eternal life.  Nobody in human history understood that this is the will of God before Jesus’ shining example.  Nobody in human history had ever laid down their life for God’s sake and for the sake of his kingdom before Jesus blazed the trail.  Jesus was: “the first to rise from death, to die no more.” (Revelation 1:5).

Jesus says: “My Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from my Father.” (John 10:17-18). Jesus, the Good Shepherd, lays down his life; therefore, his sheep are also required to follow his example by laying down their lives. Add a comment

THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE

 

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I'm in love and it's out of control. It's so overwhelming,I am lost but found.

I was a baby Christian, basking in newborn fellowship with the Lord.  I woke up one morning to discover I was singing a new song.  I had never sung it before; but it was clear I had been singing it in my sleep and continued now awake.  How do you sing a song you never knew before?  How come you know the words? 

Elihu says God gives us songs in the night. (Job 35:10).  I consulted a Pentecostal Hymnbook; checked the index and found the song: “When the Spirit of the Lord is Upon My Soul.”  I opened the book and confirmed I had been singing it word-for-word: “When the Spirit of the Lord is upon my soul, I will dance like David danced.”  “I will d-a-n-c-e; I will d-a-n-c-e.”

I was flabbergasted.  So God teaches us songs we do not know and we just sing it word-for-word miraculously?  I spent the entire morning singing the song; dancing all over the house.  From the shower, to my dressing, to my breakfast: I sang; I hummed; I danced.  I was a total nuisance. 

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THE VALUE OF THE BIBLE

 

bbibleThe bible tells us about people who had intimate relationships with God in the past, and it shows how they were mightily blessed by them.

Jesus says: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6).  He says to Pilate: “For this cause I was born and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.” (John 18:37).  Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit he bequeaths to us as: “The Spirit of truth.” (John 14:17).  However, many Christians are not committed to truth.  Indeed, truth endangers the faith of most Christians.

 

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Nowhere is this more evident than in the dogmatic Christian defence of the errors, contradictions and falsehoods in the bible; in spite of the fact that the bible is no less an invaluable book for these.  The fear is that if anything in the bible is not true, then the Christian faith is diminished.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  As a matter of fact, what this fear shows is that the faith of most Christians has shaky foundations.

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SHOULD CHRISTIANS FIGHT WARS?

warsModern Christianity has given us a Messiah without a cause.

Christians claim to be followers of Jesus, but deny him at every turn.  We don’t do what he asks us to do; but we do what he tells us not to do.  We talk Jesus but contradict him at every turn.  We call Jesus our Good Shepherd, but refuse to follow him.  Jesus says: “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46).

Very early in the apostolic age, a quiet decision must have been made by the so-called Christian Church to ignore the doctrine of Jesus on the grounds of its impracticability.  Jesus’ precepts are deemed to be unrealistic.  However, what is “realistic” is often ungodly.

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WHAT IS THE WILL OF GOD? (2)

will of godIn order for us to do the will of God, we must know the way, the truth and the life.

The will of God was not done on earth before Jesus came because Jesus is: “the beginning and the ending of all things.” (Revelation 1:8).  Jesus says: “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10).  This means, as far as God is concerned, we did we not have life before Jesus came.  The life we had was the counterfeit life.  It was the life of men and not the life of God. 

There is a fundamental difference between the life of men and the life of God.  The life of men is temporal.  The life of God is eternal.  The life we had before Jesus was dead to God.  The life Jesus gives is alive to God.  Jesus said to the Jews: “Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.  For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Add a comment