(4) “Search the scriptures;” Jesus challenged in John 5:39, “for in them ye think ye have eternal life:” He reminded them, “and they are they which testify of me,” the Lord of glory concluded in an unveiling of His true Self. Now the word ‘search’ is ereunaō (er-yoo-nah’-o): ‘to seek, that is, (figuratively) to investigate.’ ‘Scripture’ is graphē (graf-ay’): ‘a document, that is, holy Writ (or its contents or a statement in it).’
Only the first Testator can give the New Covenant: JESUS. Amen!
‘Testify,’ the verb form of marturion is martureō (mar-too-reh’-o) ‘to be a witness, to bear witness, i.e. to affirm that one has seen or heard or experienced something, or that he knows it because taught by divine revelation or inspiration (through the idea of inquiry).’ Put these definitions together and you will not fail to come to the truthful knowledge of the fact that to indagate God’s protocol leads to the discovery of the Author of eternity, Emmanuel, the express image of the unseen Jehovah, Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Anyone who will come to the saving knowledge of this Truth must walk side by side with Him. One sure way of walking successfully with Him is found in 1Corinthians 10:14, “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” One thing that idolatrous propensity engenders is an ignoble parity of idols with Jehovah. By your act, the created becomes a deified object of adoration. An inanimate construction receives obeisant worship. It amounts to the desecration of the truth which does infuriate the countenance of the Almighty Jehovah.
Glorification of Mary, a busy, flying kite of Catholicism,cannot be a biblically sourced practice. Ifa worship (of the Yoruba race) is pure idolatry. Allah (who is this Allah?) has no mentioning in God’s protocol. Quranic refutations of biblical documentations are deviations from the truth.In the book of John chapter 14 verse 6, John wrote, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” This is a categorical statement.
The clause, ‘I am’ is epithetical. If Jesus, and none else, is the tripartite way, truth and life and it is equally true that He is the only medium to the Father’s approach, why should the Catholic Pope raise a Mary who did not and could not have gone to the cross to perform the substitutionary sacrifice? The word ‘way’ is hodos (hod-os’). It means: ‘a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means; lifestyle; destiny.’ Let us look at ‘truth’ which is alētheia (al-ay’-thi-a); it comes from alēthēs (al-ay-thace’) ‘true (as not concealing).’ Alēthēs is a combination of ‘a’ and ‘lantano’ where ‘a’ is the ‘negative not’ and ‘lantano’ is ‘hidden.’ Alētheia, therefore, is defined as ‘unconcealed truth; reality.’ By the definition of ‘truth,’ Jesus says, “I AM the reality –of God.” Life is zoe: ‘God’s kind of eternal life.’
The epithetic stance of ‘I am’ stems from its definition. It is the Septuagint rendition of ego eime, which is the same as the revelation of God’s name -I AM or Jehovah. This is the facticity of the person of Jesus -the ‘I AM’ of the New Testament. It will be a usurpative act on His part to institute a new covenant had He not been the Initiator of the new: “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” [Matthew 26:28]. This should take us back to Genesis 15:18, “In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:” It received a reenactment in the wilderness: “And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words” [Exodus 24:8]. Confer Genesis 17:8-16.
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You can get born again by saying this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:
Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.
(…to be continued…)
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