Christians and non-Christians alike do frequently misquote the Bible and misunderstand many parts of it—the Western perception of heaven as being “up in the sky” and Satan “living in hell” are just a couple of out of many inaccuracies that permeate not just Protestant churches, or the Catholic church, but our society as a whole. And those are the least divisive. Liberals and conservatives, Christians and atheists alike seek to use Scripture to justify their own viewpoints on everything from pork consumption to homosexuality.
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Tag Archives: God
01/09/2016Posted by on
11/12/2015Posted by on
Dr Keller presents data for all, that is, believers, questioners, agnostics, atheists and those in between.
07/28/2015Posted by on
by Sue Stratton
How God introduces Himself to us by His personal name tells us a great deal about how he wants to relate to us each day
Old Testament professor Susan Stratton is famous for her rich insights into the names and ‘Presence’ of God. Her passionate teaching in classrooms, retreats, (and coffee shops) have richly blessed her students, her children, and her adoring husband. Read more of this post
06/15/2015Posted by on
Here is a note I wrote to Anane in Ghana. This note captures what I believe about my Jesus and His true identity.
I know there are many out there who claim to be “Christian” or other similar term that question and deny that Jesus, the person who came in the flesh and was born to a woman, Mary, could be God.
By denying this they are denying events in the Old Testament. God appears many times in the Old Testament to those who put their faith in God who is Jehovah. Jesus is God in the flesh. Jesus was God in the flesh in the Old Testament. The God of the Old Testament is all powerful–He can do anything! He can and did appear to His people in the flesh.
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04/25/2015Posted by on
This is a reblog of an earlier blog about Billy Lind’s life. It is relevant to a new discussion on homosexuality.
A Christian at transformation time (conversion) said that was his state. He knew something had happened–something good! But, he didn’t understand what had happened or how it happened. He just knew, even though he could not explain what had happened to him.
You’ll hear these phrases in this video if you want to take a look. Now this is a real conversion from a very bad state of being.
04/23/2015Posted by on
Worship the Christ, The Savior of the World!
|God hath given him A Name which is above every name. Phl 2:9, 10|
|Jesus Himself||Luk 24:15|
|I, Jesus||Rev 22:16|
|A Saviour, Jesus||Act 13:23|
|The Saviour of the World||1Jo 4:14|
|A Saviour, which is Christ the Lord||Luk 2:11|
|Jesus Christ||Rev 1:5|
|The Lord Jesus Christ||Col 1:2|
|Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself||2Th 2:16|
|Jesus the Christ||Mat 16:20|
|Jesus Christ our Lord||Rom 5:21|
|Jesus Christ the Righteous||1Jo 2:1|
|Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day and for ever||Hbr 13:8|
|Jesus of Nazareth||Act 22:8|
|Jesus Christ of Nazareth||Act 4:10|
|Lord Jesus||Act 7:59|
|Christ Jesus||1Ti 1:15|
|Messiah, which is called Christ||Jhn 4:25|
|Anointed||Psa 2:2; Act 4:27|
|Christ the Lord||Luk 2:11|
|The Lord Christ||Col 3:24|
|The Christ of God||Luk 9:20|
|The Lord’s Christ||Luk 2:26|
|The Christ, the Son of the Blessed||Mar 14:61|
|The Christ, the Saviour of the World||Jhn 4:42|
04/21/2015Posted by on
Part of the battle we are all engaged in if we cast our lot with the Messiah and follow Jesus the Christ, is repentance. Here is what Steve Brown has said about repentance. This is very good.
“Repentance is so often misunderstood. Repentance is not changing; it is God’s way to change us. The Greek word for ‘repent’ refers to ‘changing one’s mind.’ It isn’t changing one’s behavior as is often taught. If it is that, then there are times we can repent and other times (especially in obsessive or besetting sin) when it is simply impossible.
…For years, I taught that repenting was not just asking for forgiveness for spilling the milk… it was getting a mop and cleaning it up, and then going to the store to buy some more milk for the person who owned it. So, because I believed that, I could not repent of some bad stuff in my life and I thereby robbed myself of one of the most important and wonderful teachings of the Bible. God changes us and sanctification is as much a work of God’s grace as is justification.
…Thus, I teach that repentance isn’t changing. It is ‘knowing who you are, who God is, what you have done and going to Him with it.’ At that point the ball is in God’s court and He begins an amazing work of the Holy Spirit in making us more and more like Jesus.
From at dialogue @: The Internet Monk.
04/19/2015Posted by on
God came down in the form of man! He relates to us in so many ways.
He did this for you–so that you relate to Him, believe in Him, seek Him with all your heart. Use this reflection on who Jesus is to inspire your heart to worship Him!
|Lo, I Come, to do thy will, O God. Hbr 10:9|
|The Babe||Luk 2:12|
|The Child||Isa 7:16|
|The Young Child||Mat 2:20|
|A Child Born||Isa 9:6|
|The Child Jesus||Luk 2:43|
|Her First-Born Son||Luk 2:7|
|The Sent of the Father||Jhn 10:36|
|The Apostle||Hbr 3:1|
|A Prophet||Act 3:22, 23|
|A Great Prophet||Luk 7:16|
|The Prophet of Nazareth||Mat 21:11|
|A Prophet mighty in deed and word||Luk 24:19|
|A Servant||Phl 2:7|
|The Servant of the Father||Mat 12:18|
|My Servant, O Israel||Isa 49:3|
|My Servant, the Branch||Zec 3:8|
|My Righteous Servant||Isa 53:11|
|A Servant of Rulers||Isa 49:7|
|A Nazarene, or Nazarite||Mat 2:23|
|The Carpenter||Mar 6:3|
|The Carpenter’s Son (reputed)||Mat 13:55|
|He Humbled Himself unto death||Phl 2:8|
|A Stranger and an Alien||Psa 69:8|
|A Man of Sorrows||Isa 53:3|
|A Worm, and no Man||Psa 22:6|
|Accursed of God (or the Curse of God)||Deu 21:23|
- He Was Pierced for Our Transgressions (disciplesofhope.wordpress.com)
- The Power of the Cross. (angelamccauley.wordpress.com)