IS THE LORD GOD THE AUTHOR OF MORAL EVIL? (five)

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5)            Pivotal to being subjected to a secured incarceration in the gaol of philosophy, is the inebrious sting with subjectivism. Defined by the Oxford Dictionary, subjectivism is: ‘doctrine that all knowledge is subjective only and incapable of proof.’ By faith alone, it is understood, man is made to appreciate theological truths. For we walk by faith, not by sight” (2Cor. 5:7) where the word ‘sight’ is eidos (ei`-dos) ‘a view, i.e. form;’ it comes from the root: eido (ei’-do) ‘1. (properly) to see 2. (by implication, in the perfect tense only) to know.’ Eido is an experiential knowledge. Philosophy is known to be very deficient in solving problems: for it keeps the question hanging. Another philosophy is thrown into your logical reasoning before you smell the mental fraud.

Desiderius Erasmus

            Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Paul Tillich (1886-1965) and Karl Barth (1886-1968), all hid under the cloak of Christianity to teach Humanism and doctrines of existentialism. They were not Christians. Not at all! They could not speak the mind of Jehovah simply because they operated quite independent of the Logos, Jesus Christ, even the express Word of God.

                I cannot understand how God could author moral evil and not be guilty as well. What kind of Being will God be, if for instance He should plan and orchestrate the sinful fall of Adam and his wife and made the soteriological arrangements to go alongside it? He most certainly will be the giddiest of all in existence. Why would He toy with innocent lives? I can hear a statement like, “Well, He is God Almighty.” Then the concluding rhetoric, “Who can challenge Him if He should decide to do just that (sin)?”

Søren Kierkegaard

                Is God like a man? They simply do not know the kind of Person, Jehovah, the God of the Bible is. He is Love. In absolute readiness to shower all pleasantness to all of His creations is His divine volition. He is the true Light. Full of knowledge and grace. Jehovah is full of goodness and to an overflowing ineffableness. The LORD God is absolutely faultless –the ultimate perfection of goodness from eternity to eternal existence. Amen.

                Who, ergo, is the author of moral evil? The answer is quite simple on account of the factuality that fatalism stems from Satanism, which happens to be antithetical to the sound theological message. John 8:44, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” The Greek word for ‘murderer’ is anthrōpoktonos (anth-ro-pok-ton’-os): ‘a manslayer.’ The Greek for ‘abode’ is histemi (his’-tay-mee): ‘to stand’. What is ‘truth’? It is alētheia (al-ay’-thi-a): ‘truth, (figuratively) reality. The word ‘own’ is idios (id’-ee-os): ‘1. pertaining to self, i.e. one’s own 2. (by implication) private or separate.’

Emmanuel Kant

                As the father of lies, Satan is the author of it. It is not God who created lies. To prove that God has no hand in the fatalism of the determinism known of the Devil’s proclivity, Jesus employed the qualifying adjective of ‘own’ to describe Satan’s unholy utterance of lies. Lying is a private act, separate from God’s intention. The lying tongue has left the spiritual vicinity of God’s oracular afflatus. The ‘reality’ definition of Alētheia is a proof that God is not the author of moral evil. Moral evil is alien and unreal to God, the Author of creationism. Satan, not God, is the murderer.

                Romans 3:4 “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” From this verse, the word ‘liar,’ pseustēs (psyoos-tace’) means: ‘one who breaks faith, a false and faithless man, a falsifier.’  Its origin comes from pseudomai (psyoo’-dom-ahee): ‘to lie, to speak deliberate falsehoods, to deceive one by a lie, to lie to.’ And the word ‘justified’? It is dikaioo (dik-ai-oh’-o): ‘1. to render (i.e. show or regard as) just or innocent. Dikaioo comes from the root word, dikaios (dik’-ai-os) ‘1. equitable (in character or act) 2. (by implication) innocent, holy {absolutely or relatively}.’

                Who must be ‘justified’? Is it not the ultimate Judge, the Almighty Jehovah? His judgment, no matter the severity of it, makes Him holy, not because He authors it; but simply because of His inculpability in the scrofulous existential crisis of the Adamic nature. What am I trying to say? His guiltlessness does not derive from the fact of the phenomenal gargantuanism of the Almightiness of His posture, it is simply because of His inculpability; it is in fact of the sinfulness that characterises His Holiness, from eternity past to that of the future. Amen! Every man, according to Romans 3:4, may decide to live in the abjection of an existence quite contrary to Paradisaical flawlessness of creationism, but the actuality of the persona of His Divinity demands an absolute irreproachability. Amen! Is the LORD God the Author of moral evil? Selah!

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say 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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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IS THE LORD GOD THE AUTHOR OF MORAL EVIL? (four)

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4)

 *His credibility suffers an eternal setback.

                It is said of the LORD in Hebrews 1:8-9, “But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9) Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” The ‘righteousness’ of verse 8 is: euthutēs (yoo-thoo’-tace): ‘rectitude.’ And the ‘righteousness’ of verse nine is: dikaiosunē (dik-ah-yos-oo’-nay): ‘equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification.’  The resultant effect of the incontestable rectitude of Father and Son makes THEM the eternal lights. “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof” [Revelation 21:23].

*He, on moral ground, loses His adjudicatory stance of being the ‘Ĕlôhı̂ym.

                One of the meanings of ‘Ĕlôhı̂ym is ‘magistrate’. God’s guilt will rob Him of all moral justifications to try anybody. His insistence on judging wrongdoers will only give Him the evil persona of a sadistic tyrant. A guilty judge has no rectitude of any moral standing to try any offender. He must vacate the bench. God will forever be the good KING. Why? The good Book says in Psalm 110:1, “A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.” All enemies of righteousness must come to judgment. The sinless Jehovah cannot be one of the condemnable lots. Why His righteous holiness is eternally a certainty is found in Psalm 45:6, which says, “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.”

*Philosophy, and not His word of the Bible, becomes the Lord’s protocol

                Philosophy of human ruminations is as unfounded, and as it is ephemera. Having successfully carried out the religionification of the Catholicism, the Romish Church taught, unequivocally, a Scripture deficiency, which lays an erroneous claim on the Church’s authorisation to emend the eternal words of the Bible. A retrieval of the rest, from ‘heavy laden’ religious chores, promised by the Lord Jesus, is what popery has unleashed on the Church. The resultant effect of religious importations into a global Roman Catholicism opened the doors for the philosophical Humanism birthed by Brunetto Latini (c. 1220-94) of Italian origin.

                If man, according to Latini’s Humanism, is the god of himself, and as a matter of scriptural fact an individual cannot save himself, then Latini’s humanistic doctrine gets man plunged into spiritual stagnation for onward translation to hellish abode. Humanism, according to Livio Dictionary is “1. the denial of any power or moral value superior to that of humanity; the rejection of religion in favour of a belief in the advancement of humanity by its own efforts 2. a philosophical position that stresses the autonomy of human reason in contradistinction to the authority of the Church.”

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

                Hegelianism of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher whose three-stage-process of dialectical reasoning, adopted by Karl Marx came with its own confusion. Hegelianism is the system of logic and philosophy which can be summed up by the dictum that “the rational alone is real”, i.e. all reality is capable of being expressed in rational categories.

Hegelian dialectic is an interpretive method in which the contradiction between a proposition (thesis) and its antithesis is resolved at a higher level of truth (synthesis). Hegelianism makes God the Father the thesis; theoretically, He (the Father) died at the incarnation of Jesus (the antithesis); and at His death on the cross, the Holy Spirit becomes the synthesis of Hegelian dialecticism.

                Man’s philosophy has managed to vitiate God’s, the Creator’s protocol. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900), a German, worked himself through the Hegelian dialectic and the end result was in his book, “The Madman,” where he surmised, “God is dead!” Nietzsche, together with Kierkegaard, is believed to have co-founded existentialism: ‘a chiefly 20th century philosophical movement embracing diverse doctrines but centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad.’ Fatalism, predominant in the Orient, is the philosophical doctrine that all events are predetermined so that man is powerless to alter his destiny.

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say 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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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IS THE LORD GOD THE AUTHOR OF MORAL EVIL? (three)

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3)            The Bible says, “God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.”  God is too holy to be tempted into enticing us to do bad things. The reason why God cannot lie is simply because He is inherently truthful from eternity past. No evil is found in Him. For this reason He will sit in heaven to judge Lucifer, the fallen angels, demons and hell bound humanity. This is one thought provoking question I should expect from human philosophical conjecture. Why did He harden Pharaoh’s heart, as if Pharaoh was not given an opportunity to change?

Pharaoh heard the word of God and saw God’s miracles, yet, he refused a quiet and peaceful settlement from the Divinity. God does not play with His word. He guards it jealously. Psalm 138:2, “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” The worst affront is disobedience to the Word of God. How can God be the Personification of love and decide to mess with our lives? It does not add up theologically according to scripture. Amen!

Lucifer accused of moral evil before Jehovah

Dangers of its portentousness:

*It makes God the Author of moral evil.

                Some will argue that even if God decides to commit any crime He will go scot free and nothing will happen, simply because none can challenge His will. Just as He cannot lie (Titus 1:2), it is with this understanding we should see His infallibility and upright integrity. God cannot, and will not be guilty of any evil act. 1John 4:8, “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” If God, according to this verse, is essentially love, how can He do or solicit evil? After all He, as love, “Doth not behave itself unseemly,…thinketh no evil” [1Corinthians 13:5]. Let us look at 1John 4:8 where we have ‘loveth’ which is: agapaō (ag-ap-ah’-o): ‘Perhaps from ἄγαν agan (much); to love (in a social or moral sense). {Agapaō‘ is the verb form of agapē ̄}. God’s love, from the understanding of agapē, is unconditional. ‘Knoweth’ is: ginōskō (ghin-oce’-ko) ‘to learn to know, come to know (absolutely).’

The knowledge of God comes from showing true, unconditional love. Now, the auxiliary ‘is’ in Greek, is: esti (es-tee’) [Third person singular present indicative of eimi (i-mee’) to be, to exist]; he (she or it) is.’ Agapē (ag-ah’-pay) is ‘love,’ meaning: ‘brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence love feasts.’ What does John mean by saying, “God is love?” The Greek definitions clearly means that, God’s existence is nothing but pure, true, unconditional Agapē.

Lucifer, the Devil, is the father of lies: author of evil.

*It makes God as guilty as Lucifer.

                The LORD God “Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth”[1Corinthians 13:6]. The Devil will have every right to his evil perpetration if God should commit just one tiny evil. Lucifer’s defence will be, “The One of the throne is not less guilty!” Jesus went about doing only good deeds. The Devil could not find one evil thing in Jesus (John 14:30). God is, will never be guilty of any wrongful act. Holiness is of the LORD God. God, I thank You so much for being too good and too smart to commit any blundersome act. Hallelujah!

For I, the LORD, Am Holy

*God loses holiness, becoming a sinner.

                Jesus was categorically pellucid when He touched on the perfection of His holiness: “……for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” [John 14:30]. God must approach the bench of equity with clean hands. His blood must remain sinless to the perfection of soteriological mandate. He must continue in this holiness to be truly God. One single, tiny inconsequentially looking sin will destroy all chances of getting another person born again. The Book of Leviticus chapter 20 in verse 26 reads, “And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.” The Apostle, in 1Peter 1:15 enjoins, “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.” HIS holiness will certainly not allow Him to as much as think evil. Amen!

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say 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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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IS THE LORD GOD THE AUTHOR OF MORAL EVIL? (one)

THE LORD AS A RESISTER OF BALAAM

            Mohammedan necessitarianism has found a strong foothold in human philosophical existence such that fatalistic beliefs have taken complete control of man’s reasoning. Man forgets that his mentation is governed by only two external forces of good or evil (and never ever from the two: for Amos 3:3 quizzes, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”). Is Jehovah the author of moral evil? To most people, especially faithful Moslems, the Creator does all things both good and evil. How true is this philosophy?

            A scripture an unwary reader of the Bible is very likely to quote in an argumental defence is Isaiah 45:7 “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” Does it not look so convincingly true that God Almighty should be very likely held responsible for these global evil acts? If, as He has by His very Self asserted, God formed, created and made these things He, from the English reading, will find it an impossibility to wriggle out of culpability! But to start with the gospel truth, God, the Creator can never be culpable of any evil. It is absolutely impossible.

                The Hebrew interpretations are the needed solutions to a pellucid understanding of Isaiah 45:7. The word ‘form’ is yâtsar (yaw-tsar’): ‘to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution).’ Bârâ’ (baw-raw’) is the Hebrew for ‘create’ and it means: ‘to create, shape, form (out of nothing). ‘Make’ is ‛âśâh (aw-saw’): ‘to do, fashion, accomplish, make (out of an existing material’). The technicalities involved in these definitions bring the true import of God’s asseveration. Amen. Before I go into the exegesis of the subject let me delve into the historical background leading to this verse.

            The prophetic utterance of Isaiah began, in the first verse, with, “Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;” about one and a half centuries before King Cyrus came into being, to disabuse his religious belief concerning the true Supreme Being, Jehovah God. He, Jehovah, is the One who controls creation and not the ill-conceived Oriental belief which teaches that there are two coexistent Oromasden and Ahrimanen, ever struggling with each other, where Oromasden is the deity responsible for light or good, and Ahrimanen as the god who creates darkness or evil. God gave this prophecy to assert His sovereignty over both. 

          As the first Potter, God formed the sun and the radiation of it. God said that to prove His eternal supremacy over their universal veneration of Nimrod, the heathenish sun god, Baal. Of truth is the fact that the apprehended Truth is the Liberator (John 8:32)! ‘Make’ and ‘create’ are slightly different, technically. When God said, “I make peace,” the information is simply that He brought it out of Himself: the LORD God is an Existing Object. Is Jehovah not the epitome of peace? One of His names is the Prince of peace. In the creation of darkness it has to be called forth out of nothing, which the Greek Septuagint calls ex nihilo. “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” [1John 1:5]. Peace, the LORD God gives to His children, Israelites, contextually, and to Christians, by extension. It is for the same reason God must bârâ’ evil: to serve as punishment. Errors are attractions of negativity. Lucifer creates nothing.

            Why would God give a restrictive law of “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” [Genesis 2:17], if not to save them from the consequences of the negativity of erratic ill. Another prevalent truth stems from the facticity that Eden is God’s home; and rules must guard every abode, not forgetting that the entire earth is the LORD’s. God made us free moral agents as attested to in Genesis 2:16 “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:” The same God expects us to follow His revealed will. Your refusal to honour His word will place you before His celestial assizes. God’s irreproachability, having told man what to do, is evident.

                Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say 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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (VI)

”Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?”

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VI)         Judas was bent on this heinous mission of betrayal. I, honestly, do not see the reason why he should not have allowed table manners (since they were eating) to instruct him that wanting more money (having stolen from the ministry’s bag) is tantamount to gluttony, punishable by stoning, according to Divine Law of Moses. The incorrigibility stance of him had wedged stones in his dark heart to enable him to allow the reverberation of “but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born” in his Israelite mind.

Guilty of filthy lucre!

                The offending word ‘betray’ is paradidōmi (par-ad-id’-o-mee) which has a definition of: ‘to give a city or person into another’s hands, (according to Herodotus) esp. as an hostage, to deliver up, surrender, (Latin) dedere, (Herodotus), (Thucydides), etc.; also, with notion of treachery, to betray.’ Judas did not know that he was embarking on a treacherous escapade against the LORD, his God. The truth is that after Judas realized his wrong doing, the Bible says of him in Matthew 27:3 to have “repented himself” the Greek of which is metamellomai (met-am-el’-lom-ahee) meaning: ‘self-pity or regret;’ which is quite different from metanoeō (met-an-o-eh’-o) ‘to think differently or afterwards that is reconsider (morally to feel  compunction)’ of Matthew 3:2. Metanoeō or metanoia (met-an’-oy-ah) –of 2Peter 3:9– is the ‘repentance’ that leads to salvation.

But without faith it is impossible to please him (God): (Hebrews 11:6)

                Faithlessness and disobedience are opprobrious oppugnance to the persona of His awed Deity. These flaws of human proclivity prevent God from His providential role. To those who have been affected by the psyche of Satanism, it is an occasion to thank these human flaws which, according to their thinking, aid the calibration of God’s strength, ergo, His weakness as well. God? Weak!? It can only be a brew from the elements of turpitude! ‘Almighty’ in Greek is pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) –which comes from pas (pas) ‘all, any, every, the whole’ & kratos (krat’-os): ‘force, strength;’– and it means: ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all.’ The opprobry of our faithlessness does not rob God of His dignity. It only informs Him of the choice of our moral agency. The LORD God is a Gentleman!

                The title ‘Almighty’ shows up 57 times in the Bible. 48 times in the Old Testament and 9 times in the New Testament (all begin with a capital letter) and each one is in connection with none other than JEHOVAH God. That any person will, from whatever perception, dump or smear the Living Jehovah God with the persona of asthenia is not only blasphemous and aberrational, it is a didacticism from the philosophical dyslogy of Satanism. As the Almighty, He does not just know all omnisciently, His nonpareil ubiquity is so phenomenal and His omnipotence is magnificently awe inspiring! How can any fool allow his audacity to trace even an infinitesimal debilitation to this God?

                The logical reasoning of fallen man will lead his dementia to a discovery of circumstantially known etiolated breach of God’s nonpareil power. They have no idea who the LORD God truly is. “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: 23) That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity” [Isaiah 40:22-23]. If doubt is an element of faith, as propounded by Tillich, it follows that God could probably had betrayed an element of doubt when creating the world by His faith! Beware of these misleading philosophers!  

                Verses 25 & 26 “To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. 26) Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.” The erudition of the Old Testament prophet continues his writing in Isaiah 40:28-31 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29) He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

                God, from the above verses, is this great, powerful and omniscient yet He found it expedient to come to our world to save erring mankind! Pauline insight into Divine protocol scripts in Romans 5:8 pointing out that, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. How unforgiving can God be? Selah!

Judas, you brought this on yourself!   

            Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”  

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (V)

Samson, the reckless Judge of Israel.

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V)           If God had not an intention to use Samson to destroy Philistine, his office as a Judge in Israel would have been an absolute waste! Let us see what we have in Judges 14:3 “Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well.” Samson had got it all wrong from day number one, if you ask me. A national revival did commence in Israel with the putting away of strange wives even to the inclusion of children born into such anomalous families in Ezra 10:3! That was done in conferment with Deuteronomy 7:3. Tragic was the end of Samson, of whom is the true historical recording of the world’s strongest individual ever.

David gripped by the lust of the flesh

                Did David not know what he was getting himself into? Part one of his evil deed is mentioned here: 2Samuel 11:2-4 And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. 3) And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? 4) And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house.”

“…and hast taken his wife to be thy wife…”

            This is part two of Davidic escapade. And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15) And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die” (2Sam 11:14-15). Whose deed would not face any trial? This is David’s. 2Samuel 12:9 Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.”

 David, you’re guilty as charged!

            The consequence of every ill act is an attendant sentence. David’s are found in 2Samuel 12:10, “Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife;” and in 2Samuel 12:14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.” Guilty, most definitely, was David, as charged. His first act was against the law of Exodus 20:17 “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”

Thou shalt not commit adultery -with Bathsheba

                Exodus 20:14 “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” David had carnal knowledge of Bathsheba, the legal wife of, not just another man, but a dutiful soldier, currently fighting for the glory of Israel, of which David is the king! Ironic! Exodus 20:13 says, Thou shalt not kill.” David wrote, edited and directed the plot that sniffed out the life of an innocent Uriah! Exodus 20:15, “Thou shalt not steal.” One of the definitions of ‘taken’ in 2Samuel 12:10, which is lâqach (law-kakh’) means ‘seize’ which implies the use of force. Sleeping with another man’s wife is nothing short of purloining. Murdering her husband with the intention of marrying her is theft as well.

His heart attitude was the bane of Judas’ destruction.

          The heart attitude of Judas, which he could not manage, destroyed him. Matthew 26:21-24 “And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.”  22)“And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? 23) And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24) The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.”

(…to be concluded…)

                Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

 (…to be concluded in the next part…)

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (III)

(…continued from part two…)

III)        They (Zimri & Cozby of Numbers 25:6-15) lack the conduciveness of the comfortable love of God. They must be of Midian i.e. midyân (mid-yawn’) which means: ‘strife.’ Midian is the son of Abraham by Keturah and progenitor of the tribe of Midianites or Arabians defined as: ‘strife, contention, brawling’ the origin of which is a variation for mâdôn (maw-dohn’): ‘object of contention; a contest or quarrel.’ Take a good look at Quranic teachings of Islam and you will understand that the Arabian begotten Islam is in a contest, with the Bible, for the True God. To them, He is nothing but Allah, never JEHOVAH. Their Allah, the creator of determinism that involves intentionalism, from Quranic point, made sure that some people were created for hell fire torture! The Logos, Christ, secernates the Bible from the Qur’an.

Is this inscription not anti-Christianity? Where is the Islamic salaam (peace)?  

            A wise individual will often allow himself a rewarding dose of ratiocinatio. The wise one will not waste time in asking God for the forgiveness of all sins. Praise the Lord!

Lucifer wanted to be the forth in the Godhead!

                Lucifer stepped out of the boundary of mercy, when he led the first putsch against the rainbow administration of the LORD God. Before the celestial treasonable felony, Prophet Ezekiel made known what had transpired billions of years past: Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee (Ezekiel 28:15). Lucifer meant to raise an insurrection when the Bible recorded Revelation 12:4, And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven…” And to perfect his nefariousness, Revelation 12:7 & 8 say, And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. He earned hell for himself together with the evil fallen angels.

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Cain! Why? How many brothers were on earth?

                Cain stupidly rejected the LORD’s offer. The LORD God spoke to Cain like a good Father does. Genesis 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? Cain, like Lucifer, his evil father, busied himself with too much sulking and would not give any respect to his Creator! If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him (Genesis 4:7). The words ‘doest well’ in Hebrew is yatab (yaw-tab’): ‘1. to be (causative) make well, literally (sound, beautiful) or figuratively (happy, successful, right).’ S‘eth (seh-ayth’) is the word for ‘be accepted’ and it means: ‘1. an elevation or leprous scab 2. (figuratively) elation or cheerfulness 3. exaltation in rank or character.’ Cain, how could you display such an egregious audacity before the LORD God, even the Creator?

                Cain would have had his firstborn rank reinstated only if he had followed divine protocol by offering the right sacrifice. ‘Sin,’ from this verse is chatta’ah (khat-taw-aw’) (or chattacth {khat-tawth’}) ‘1. an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation 2. (concretely) an offender.’ Chatta’ah comes from chata’ (khaw-taw’): ‘1. (properly) to miss 2. (hence, figuratively and generally) to sin 3. (by inference) to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent 4. (causatively) to lead astray, condemn.’ Sin offering, contextually, was all the Lord God was asking for to expiate his disobedience. The verb ‘lieth’ is rabats (raw-bats’): ‘1. to crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal) 2. by implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed.’ The animal that crouches on all fours is the sacrificial lamb or goat. Do you not have them in abundance, O! Cain!?

They were forewarned in Genesis 2:17

                Adam and his wife knew what was in store for them. Genesis 2:16, And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: The Hebrew for ‘commanded’ is tsavah (tsaw-vaw’) ‘1. (intensively) to constitute, enjoin.’ This constitution makes man a free moral agent. Absolute freedom is chaotic. A codicil comes to make Adam responsible for disobedience in Genesis 2:17, But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Did he and his wife, Adam the female not know that they would be cutting their lives short by the disobedience? Satanic knowledge killed them.

                Pharaoh knew that the God of Moses could only be the Omnipotent Deity. Exodus 9:13 “And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.” This is the Almighty God, the Creator. He had come to exercise His Almighty power over the mighty Pharaoh and his pantheons of Egyptian adoration. Pharaoh’s rejection of the True God was his destruction. Anyone who rejects the worship of Jehovah, is an Antichrist. Hell bound. The remaining verses were not threats. They served as soteriological evangelism to a heathen Pharaoh and the entire Egypt.

(…to be continued…)

                Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

(…to be continued in the next part…)

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (II)

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Phinehas had to act like God

(…continued from part one…)

II)       The ‘javelin’ he used is rômach (ro’-makh) meaning: ‘to hurl i.e. spear, lance.’ Phinehas did what Cain (whose name speaks of javelin), the first born of mankind would not do. Phinehas did not fail to protect God’s word and His people. God is no respecter of persons, ergo, the judgment began, possibly with the back of the Israelite -a misrepresentation of God’s own Israel- through the belly of the Midianitish –a representation of heathenish practice of religion– woman. ‘Belly’ in Hebrew is: qôbâh (ko’-baw): ‘maw, stomach (of sacrificial victim); belly (of woman), the abdomen (as a cavity).” The word qôbâh comes from qâbab (kaw-bab’): ‘to curse, to scoop out, that is, (figuratively) to malign or execrate (that is, stab with words).’ God’s child uses nothing but the word of his Saviour to war against the works of evil.

YESHUAH: VERY GOD OF VERY GOD! AMEN!

                God’s child uses nothing but the word of his Saviour to war against the works of evil. God’s Church is a woman. The Midian woman is the falsehood of religion. The Israelite knew how Jehovah hates idolatry. His audacity was quite inexcusable. There is no mercy for a wanton disregard for God’s word. His Word is an Eternal Personality: Jesus Christ; who was, who is and is to come; the Almighty. Amen.

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            Verse 10 of Numbers chapter 25 says, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 11) Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.  12) Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:  13) And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.” Many times the reason why certain actions are taken is not out of retaliation or bitterness of ill will. Divine indignation calls on one who is sensitive to the directive of the Holy Spirit to address certain issues. Consequences, as a matter of divine adjudicatory exigency, must be faced sometimes. Punishment. Jehovah is not an unforgiving Entity. Equity demands a satiation even from the Ultimate Judge, not because He is subservient to circumstances but simply because it is the law of His eternal Word. The Eternal One will not break even His own law. Amen.

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            It does not surprise me that Phinehas had to feel so responsible. Good people of God should emulate him, not by killing any offender of God’s word, though. Phinehas is the Hebrew pı̂ynechâs (pee-nekh-aws’): ‘mouth of brass or mouth of serpent -which comes from peh (mouth) and nâchâsh (serpent).’ Brass is a scriptural symbolism of judgment. Christians serve as judges of the righteousness of the LORD, their God. Phinehas is the son of Eleazar i.e. el‛âzâr (el-aw-zawr’) meaning: ‘God has helped.’ You cannot do work in His vineyard without His full backing. The Holy Spirit continually infuses you with His divine energy. And without the knowledge of the True Light, Jesus Christ, you lack the wisdom to carry out God’s judgment. Phinehas is well rooted in the name of his grandfather, Aaron, called ‘ahărôn (a-har-one’) in Hebrew and means: ‘light bringer.’ The beam of His light uncovers every iniquity upon which fairness of judgment must consume. Amen! What God’s child does is just to beam the light of Scripture on any issue. Any act of scriptural negation is of the enemy of God. Simple.

Phinehas rid Israel of idolatrous lust

            This is the spiritual credentials of God’s enemy who comes under the gavel of righteousness. Verses 14 and 15 read, “Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites. 15) And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.” Zimri is the Hebraic zimrı̂y (zim-ree’): ‘my music.’ Lucifer, by experience, knows that the very moment he began to sing songs of his own was when he began to drive himself into perdition. Zimri sang and danced to the music that would not eulogise the Creator. Zimri allowed the Devil to provide him with the tenets of his own earthly father called Salu. In Hebrew Salucan besalû, salû’, sâlû’, or sallay (sal-loo’). It has a definition of ‘weighed’ and it comes from sâlâh (saw-law’): ‘to make light of, toss aside; to hang up, that is, weigh, or (figuratively) contemn.’

 The sting of death is sin (1Corinthians 15:56)

                As a matter of fact no Israelite is expected to be this far drawn into apostasy. Zimri refused to be an honourable Simeonite. Simeonites or shim‛ônı̂y (shim-o-nee’) are descendants of Simeon which means: ‘harkening.’ He forsook the words of Jehovah and joined himself to the despicable heathenish Cozbi kozbı̂y (koz-bee’). Cozbi means:my lie, falsehood.’ Falsehood of Satanism is an affront to the eternal existence of God. Cozbi’s father is Zur i.e. tsûr (tsoor): “rock” i.e. precipitous edge of cliff. The ways of falsehood always treads on the dangerous, pathetic paths of precipitousness.

                Wash yourself clean from the original sin that takes one to hell for eternity. Get born again by saying this simple prayer:

“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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

(…to be continued…)

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THE NEW SPIRITUAL SPECIES (three)

   “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” Hebrews 13:5

 (Continued from part two)

(3)          Christians are not just another race of people, we are so close to Him, the Most High, as closer as His next of kin. ‘Nation’ (from 1Peter 2:9) is ethnos (eth’-nos): ‘a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe.’

                Tell me what titillation envelopes you coming to the realisation that you and the Most High are of the same tribal group? This is the nationality of the new spiritual species. ‘Peculiar’ has two definitive words of: eis (ice): ‘into, unto, to, towards, for, among,’ and peripoiēsis (per-ee-poy’-ay-sis):’a preserving, a preservation, possession, one’s own property, an obtaining.’

 Christians are divinely called out species

            What is ‘peculiar’ saying? Christians are a people obtained as God’s possession: a preservation of His Divine delight. It actually gives you a picture of a circle with a dot inside the circle. You, the special species, are the dot. God is the circle. A divine hedge around you: His especial prized property. If the Lord does not open the circular hedge none can access you to harm you. Remember Job, the righteous man? I am His prized possession. Are you a born again Christian? An affirmative answer means you are God’s best possession. He has kept you in the best of glorious places: in Himself! Your peculiarity is a possession safely treasured in Divinity.

                Why do you think Pauline apostolic penmanship will read, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” [1Corinthians 2:9]? When glorified, we will look better than angels. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” [1John 3:2]. Jesus tells us in John 14:17, “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” If the Spirit of God the Father, and of God the Son has taken a residence in our spirit realm, on account of the fact that we are born again Christians, then we have an endowment of the mind of Christ.

                There should be no wonder why it is written, “Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life” [1Corinthians 6:3]? It amazes me when a whole lots of Bible teachers and pastors will say that the good works we do on earth provide the materials for the architectural construction of the celestial buildings of our heavenly habitation. They certainly do not understand the Scripture. They teach from the reading of the KJV Elizabethan English rendition. They forget that the Septuagint is in the Greek of the New Testament. Without the Hebrew understanding it is very difficult, if not impossible, to teach the Old Testament. John 14:2, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” Shall we look at the Greek understanding of the key words? ‘House’ is oikia (oy-kee’-ah): ‘properly residence (abstractly), but usually (concretely) an abode (literally or figuratively); by implication a family (especially domestics).’ Oikia, in this context is strictly of the domestic family. Angels, to our scriptural knowledge are sons of God.          

Do angels have physical construction of houses (according to scriptures)? Monē (mon-ay’) is the Greek for ‘mansions’ and it means: ‘a staying, that is, residence (the act or the place).’ Monē is specifically ‘room or space, large, wide, wide-stretched,’ in this context. I once asked someone while explaining this, “Which is larger, the ‘house’ or the ‘mansion’ from our architectural understanding?” He answered, “Mansion.”

                Then followed my rhetoric, “How come the ‘mansion’ is inside the smaller ‘house’?” ‘Many,’ polus (pol-oos’) means ‘large, wide, wide-stretched (space).’ The ‘many mansions’ tells us of large room or space for all Christians. Topos (top’-os) is the Greek for ‘place’ which means: ‘a spot (generally in space, but limited by occupancy; topos is different from chōra (kho’-rah): [‘a region or country, i.e. a tract of land] is a larger but particular locality), that is, location (as a position, home, tract, etc.); figuratively condition, opportunity; specifically a scabbard.’

            John 14:3, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” Where exactly is the Topos of Jesus? Luke 22:69 has the answer. “Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.” This is our special Topos -the right hand of the Majesty. Amen!  

 “I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

                Get born again and be counted among the new species of humanity, say this prayer with all your heart, meaning it:

“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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

(Concluded)

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THE NEW SPIRITUAL SPECIES (two)

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  “…your life is hid with Christ in God” Colossians 3:3

(Continued from part one)

(2)          Not like the bulls, rams and lambs hitherto used in sacrificial exculpation, the expendability of which necessitated daily sanguinary butchered ritual for atonement, Jesus rose to live forever. That made the difference, soteriologically. At the pouring forth of the blood of the object of sacrifice in death, the sacrificant is absolved of the hanging judgment. The life of an innocent animal is exchanged for that of the sacrificing wrong doer. The dead animal is not recallable. When Jesus rose from the dead, the Eternal One, who is also the Holy One of Israel, came back from the dead to sniff out death from our essence. The Bible says, “we were quickened together with him:” for in so doing we rose never to die spiritually again, living as eternally as our Saviour, ‘who was, who is, and is to come. Amen!’ “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out.” How many sins were forgiven? The Book of Colossians’ answer is, “All!”

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THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jer. 23:6), “that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2Corinthians 5:21).

            If the scriptural factuality is of 2Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new;” does it not follow that the regenerated soul of a Christian is a spiritually brand new man? This word ‘new’ is the Greek kainos (kahee-nos’): ‘new (especially in freshness).’ Paul did not use neos or neōteros (neh’-os): ‘new, recently born, young, youthful, properly so with respect to age.’ This freshness is located in the spiritual silo or refrigeration of the eternal Christ Jesus. The newness of this freshness, coming from the throne of the Eternal Father, is definitely eternal!

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 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature…”

                “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” [Romans 10:10]. The noun ‘righteousness’ is the Greek dikaiosunē (dik-ah-yos-oo’-nay): ‘a feminine noun which speaks specifically of (Christian) justification.’ The feminity stance makes our justification a proper Bride of the Righteous Lamb, who has sworn the oath of “I will never leave nor forsake thee.” Most definitely, our life, as His mystical body on terra firma, has its locale majestically in Christ, the Second Member of the Godhead. “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory,” so says the word of God in Colossians 3:4, where ‘life’ is zoe, ‘God’s kind of life.’ The life of this new species cannot be lost, having its location in Christ, who continually takes care of it: for it is His own life! Amen!

            What does it say in Colossians 3:3? It reveals what the spiritual baptism does. “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” “Why,” if any should ask, “will God hide us doubly in Him and in Christ?” Eternal security! That is the answer. God would not trust any other but Him -Jesus. He does not want another careless blunder from an egregious stupidity displayed by the first Adam. “In him was life; and the life was the light of men” [John 1:4].

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“In him was life; and the life was the light of men”

                God made the absolutely best choice when He chose Jesus. He, most definitely, chose Himself when He chose to hide us in Jesus. Is Jesus not Emmanuel? “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out.”  God did all of these marvellous deeds to ensure our eternal safety, knowing fully well that we, as free moral agents could disrupt His ineffable plan of salvation. We, as the new spiritual species, have, therefore, become too priceless; bought with the invaluable sinless blood of the Lamb of Jehovah.

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HIS ASCENSION ENGENDERED OUR FUTURE RAPTUROUS ASCENSION

          1Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” Amen. What is ‘chosen’? It is eklektos (ek-lek-tos’): ‘select; by implication favorite.’ What one does with and for a favourite belonging is what God does for and with us. When you have to discipline your body do you destroy it for whatever reason? I believe not. ‘Generation’ is genos (ghen’-os) meaning: ‘kindred or offspring.’ Christians are not just another race of people, we are so close to Him, the Most High, as closer as His next of kin. ‘Nation’ is ethnos (eth’-nos): ‘a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe.’

                Get born again and be counted among the new species of humanity, say this prayer with all your heart, meaning it:

“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 that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”       

(…to be concluded…)

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