From One Believer To Another

From One Believer To Another

If this is your first time visiting this blog, “Welcome!”

As you read, I pray you’ll not see me as being angry at anyone. Firm at times with some, I’ll agree with that. I know that no matter what a person has gone through, things they’ve said or done, or still doing for that matter, there’s a 50/50 chance of my having sought forgiveness for doing the exact same thing at one time or another. I know the battle is not against flesh and blood my friend.

Throughout this blog you will find me quoting things heard on the radio. You’ll not find the names of those who said these things in the posts. I do document their names, the date, time, and radio station call sign on my copy of the original document. I do not publish these details because our mission should be to expose the false teachings not to personally attack the person.

If you should continue reading my friend, you will find the Anthanasian Creed being exposed for what it is, a false doctrine. The word of God having the final say. My trusting in He who knows hears and sees all things, the God of the [Bible].

The person that’s confessing Jesus is the Son of God, the Lord and the Savior of their life, according to the [Scriptures] mind you, has absolutely nothing to fear. Jesus died on a cross for the sin of the world, and He’s now working on their behalf.

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Bible is the Inspired Word of God

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” 1 Peter 1:3 (NKJV)

In the precious and beautiful name of Messiah Yeshua “Jesus,” greetings.

If this is your first time visiting this blog, “Welcome!” 

Do you believe the [only] way for a person to be saved is to believe “the Son is God”?  I don’t.

Make no mistake about it, the last sentence of the Anthanasian Creed clearly establishes unless a person believes “the Son is God” they “cannot be saved”.

I don’t know about you, but I believe Yeshua’s death (on a cross), burial, and resurrection, is the center piece of God’s plan of redemption and salvation.  Without these three events being fulfilled, according to the [Scriptures], we’re without hope.  The fact of the matter is it’s the center piece whether I believe it or not.  Unlike the Anthanasian Creeds plan of salvation, God’s is in the [Bible].  Simply put if it agrees with Yeshua’s teachings, God’s plan of redemption and salvation is at work.

The Anthanasian Creed arrived on the scene in 325-AD.  A bishop in the Catholic Church, Athanasius, has his name attached to it.  It was accepted as [the] doctrine of that same church in, 325-AD.  Contrary to “popular” belief, its followers saying it was “prayed” over [before] it being accepted as church doctrine, thus making it [“Biblically”] sound, it has nothing to do with the [Bible].  The fact of the matter is there’s no [Biblical] evidence of there ever being the “the Son is God”.  Just as it is with its twin, “Trinity,” it’s not found in the [Bible].  Simply put having to believe [or else] “the Son is God” to be saved stands, alone.

Once the Anthanasian Creed is removed from the picture, and it will be, people will see the [Bible] for what it is, the inspired word of God.  Trustworthy.  Absolute truth.  Unlike the Anthanasian Creed, enduring forever.  Helpful in every situation we may face.  The place where the answer to everything a person needs to know about the [Biblical] Yeshua “Jesus” is found.  I don’t need to image that, for me it already is.

The year was 1995.  I was all excited about seeing the Broadway Musical Jesus Christ Superstar.  I had a ticket to see the final showing.  I wasn’t in New York at the time, the local theatre had it up and running for a few weeks.  Having the entire musical pretty much memorized, my only fear was getting caught singing along with the cast during the live performance.

Those that know me, know, Broadway Musicals are high on my list of favorite things.  Those that have attended one with me, also know how difficult it is for me to keep from singing along.  The Wizard of Oz, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, Sound of Music, Wicked, I’ll stop there, I just can’t keep myself from singing along.

The day before the play I visited a family that was near and dear to the singles group at the church I attended.  This particular home was a safe haven for us.  With the head of the house whole and a few others present, I mentioned that I was going to see Jesus Christ Superstar.  “They’re going to make Jesus look like a lunatic.  Someone who is lost, can’t find his way.  Why would you pay to see that?” is what I heard.  It’s just a play, and besides, I know of some that have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior after seeing it, was my reply.

Knowing exactly who the [Biblical] Jesus is, I went to the play.  I congratulated the cast on what was a [wonderful] performance.  I don’t think I missed thanking a single one of them.  Having played the role of many [Biblical] characters on stage myself, let alone in prisons, on street corners, church programs, city parks, I know what it takes to put something like this together.  I also know the mere mentioning of Jesus’ name is life changing to those hearing it.  God’s increase is attached to that name.  I would love to have been a fly on the wall at just one of those rehearsals.  By the way, I did get caught singing along with the cast.  No major scene here, a few looks coming from those nearby came across as being loud and, clear.

“They’re going to make Jesus look like a lunatic.  Someone who is lost, can’t find his way.  Why would you pay to see that?”

Followers of the Anthanasian Creed, those believing “the Son is God,” is the [Bible] the inspired word of God?  I’m not asking because I don’t know how you see the [Bible].  Having once believed “the Son is God,” I know those teaching it say the [Bible] is the inspired word of God.  I’m asking the question for your sake.  Having you answer that question for you makes it easier for you to see the Anthanasian Creed for what it is, man-made.  Not inspired.  Perishing.  A false doctrine.

Those saying the [Bible] is the inspired word of God, believing “the Son is God,” what’s causing you to believe Jesus claimed to be God in John 14:9, “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father”?  The [Biblical] Jesus, before a live audience mind you, said, “Not that anyone has seen the Father” in John 6:46 (NKJV).  The [Biblical] Jesus clearly establishes that claim to be a false one.  The fact of the matter is you’re forcing the [Biblical] Jesus to contradict Himself.  Not that Jesus contradicted Himself, He didn’t, and you’re forcing the issue.  

John 6:46 clears the air as to whether or not Jesus claimed to be God or not in John 14:9.  As we can see in John 6:46, Jesus wasn’t claiming to be God in John 14:9.  Followers of the Anthanasian Creed, what’s causing you to believe the God of the [Bible] is capable of doing such a thing?  Is it something found in the inspired word of God causing you to believe God is capable of contradicting Himself, or of something else?  Did you not know John 6:46 settled the matter?

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not Yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’” John 20:17 (NKJV)

Those believing “the Son is God,” how many times would it take for you to read Jesus saying the God of the [Bible] is “My God,” His God, before believing it is so?  The Father “My Father,” His Father, before believing it is so?  You’ll find Jesus saying “My God” two more times in Matthew 27:46, four times in Revelation 3:12 (NKJV).  Do you call Jesus’ God and Father your God and Father?  Did you even know Jesus said these things in John 20:17?

He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.” John 14:24 (NKJV)

Are there any questions as to whether or not the [Biblical] Jesus knew who the word He spoke of belongs to, its rightful owner?

Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.” John 7:16-17 (NKJV)

Are there any questions as to whether or not the [Biblical] Jesus knew who is, and isn’t, the source of the doctrine mentioned in John 7:16-17?

For those teaching “the Son is God,” believing the [Bible] is the inspired word of God, who is this Jesus you’re speaking of?  What’s causing you to believe it’s possible for Jesus to say, while being “the Son is God,” God, that which rightfully belongs to God isn’t His?  Is what’s causing you to believe He can do this found in the inspired word of God, or of something else?

One more thing, the individual saying “They’re going to make Jesus look like a lunatic…” to me, he’s a follower of the Anthanasian Creed.  I’ll leave it at that.

The rest is between you and Jesus’ God and, Father.  The God of the [Bible].

God bless.

In His Care…Jim

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