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

God is irreproachable of Adamic fall

(Continued from part one…)

2)            “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” [James 1:17]. Evil does not emanate from God. Remember that at the end of every day of creation God’s assessment was “good.” And a basking in the euphoria of divine accomplishment was the well-deserved rest of the first seventh day of this present world. The book of James 1:14 explains that, “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” The words ‘drawn away’ is exelkō (ex-el’-ko): ‘to drag forth, that is, (figuratively) to entice (to sin).’ Man, not God, is the true author of his evil predicament. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” [Romans 6:23].

                Life eternal, ‘zoe’ in Greek, is attributable to God. The only way God can serve a death penalty is by a creative act of bârâ’ (create or call forth out of nothing). Evil is absolutely alien to God’s characteristic goodness. Death hides nowhere in Him, in whom was life; the life of which was the light of men [John 1:4]. God is the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world [John 1:9]. God definitely tries people; but He does not tempt anyone into destruction. James 1:13, “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.” While (from the Apostle’s teaching) the ‘temptation’ of verse 12 is peirasmos (pi-ras-mos’) –in this context- it is: ‘an experiment, attempt, trial, a putting to proof (by experiment [of good]),’ the ‘tempted’ of the 13th verse is: peirazō (pi-rad’-zo): ‘entice i.e. solicitation (to sin).’ Apostle James wants us to understand that peirasmos is a probatory act allowed by God for a reward e.g. Abraham and his trials (not temptations). Trials are meant to bring out the Godly best out of you, in the final analysis. Peirazō of verse 13, i.e., an enticement to sin, is never in God’s character. He will not bring an ineludible necessity to sinning on you. He will never be an accessory to any spiritual crime. Amen!

            Islam believes that the deterministic proclivity of God’s creationism had made Him to pen down what will eventuate in the life of every individual –destiny, they call it. The first question engendered by this belief is, were you there when the Creator was doing that (documentational preparation of your future earthly life)? Was anybody aware of it when an unpalatable omen was scribbled against his –about to live– life? Why would God decide that a particular man, before his parturition, must die peacefully; but for this woman before she was born, was tagged with a fatal death? Childlessness for some; others must live impecunious lives and die so. Whimsically giddy. God is not sadistic: for that is what necessitarianism (on the contrary) teaches concerning Divine operations.

            Divine documentation, kept in heaven, is believed to be in force, controlling every activity on terra firma. “In fact,” you will hear some people, “you did accent to every befalling predicament that was written concerning you (in heaven) before you came to the world.” Islam and its fatalism expects you to accept whatever happens. God, according to their fatalistic proclivity, is responsible for rape (it was written against your name after all –in heaven). Armed robbery, prostitution, backbiting, faithlessness etc. are God’s handiwork? What moral justification will He possess, after having planted these ills in man’s life, to sit in celestial adjudication? None! I am yet to come across any individual to testify of his heavenly existence before his eventual birth into our world. Adam and all of us, his descendants, began our lives here on earth. “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me” [Psalm 51:5]. You cannot be fashioned in heaven and possess a sinful nature. The next scripture is Christ’s quotation, “Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father” [John 6:46]. This deterministic dogmatism can never be from the mind of God. Satanism, most certainly, is its concoction.

                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!”      

(…to be continued…)

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UNFORGIVING JEHOVAH? (I)

“Had I known” has always come too late! Achan!

1)            “Oh yes! It’s perfectly clear to me that you’re such an unforgiving soul!” A wife vented her anger on her husband’s allusion to a past event. “You call yourself a Christian,” she resumed, “but won’t allow my brother the luxury of a teeny-weeny taste of forgiveness for what he did decades ago! Shame on you!” As far as the wife was concerned, “You are a deviation from your Father in heaven.” After moments of what she deemed a ratiocinative venture I heard her whisper, “Well, this God can be so unforgiving sometimes.”

Only eight souls survived the great Deluge

            He should have forgiven the pristine parents of Eden and used that occasion to shame the Devil. Should He not have manifestly appear in Person to warn the Antedeluvian Age of the impending annihilation? If He had shown that magnanimity He would not need come down to meet the Nimrod ruled world to remind them of what their grandparents told them about the deluge and its destruction. So many questions make man think he is or could be smarter than God. Why, ergo, would God choose the path of unforgiveness? Come to the scriptural voyage with me.

            In the book of Exodus 23:20-21 we read of His warning to Israel. 20)“Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. 21) Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.” This cannot be a created angel. No angel of creationism is vested with pardoning of transgressions in Scripture. This is Christ in His preincarnational walk with the work of His creation. He proved His absolvent equality with the Father in Luke 5:24, “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.” We understand from Scripture that “the Father is in me (Jesus), and I in him (Eternal Father) [John 10:38]; and these following verses are in agreement: John 10:30; John 14:11; John 14:20; John 17:11; John 17:21.

                Is Jehovah’s name in Christ? Yes! “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am” [John 8:58]. ‘I AM’ is God’s title and here in the Book of John it is the Greek Ego Eime, the same as “I AM THAT I AM” of Exodus 3:14. All the names of God are telescoped into the name of Jesus. Remember “…All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” of Matthew 28:18? When the same God proclaimed Himself He made it crystal clear in Exodus 34:6-7, “And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7) Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”

                This words cannot be that of Joshua as some believe, or from the praying lips of Moses as the Jerusalem Targum scripts and also as Vulgate Latin version puts it. The allusive prayer of Moses in Numbers 14:17-18, “And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying ……” is quite evident the proclamation is from Jehovah. He is merciful and forgiving but He will never condone any act of disobedience. The love of God is, of course, longsuffering but never eternal suffering. Disobedience is an affront to His persona. A classic example is the situation in Israeli camp.

            It is recorded in the Book of Numbers chapter 25 from verse 6 to the 15th. 6) “And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.” This looks like a record breaking egregious affront!

The LORD, the LORD…forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin

            Verse 7 reads,“And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; 8) And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. 9) And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.” Phinehas did what the LORD God would have done to the audacity of his affront.

          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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ISAIAH CHAPTER NINE VERSE SIX (three)

(Continued from part two…)

(3)          No created being boasts of the capacity or any capability to containerise all the treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge in him (Colossians 2:3). Impossible! The Bible tells us how Christ is able to bring into possibility that which is inconceivably tenable. The scripting of Proverbs 8:22, “The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old:” is a poetical stunt that has been garnished with a heavy dose of metaphors. I have continued, in my reiterative theological stand, to say that if He had to create any attribute of His divinity before creationism then God’s essential deficiency calls His Almighty essence to question. Wisdom, which has been treated with pure aesthetic grandiose of rhapsodic nuances, is, in fact, a Personage. “Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him” [Proverbs 8:30].

 The most Enigmatic Personage: JESUS.

                The words ‘one brought up’ is ‘âmôn (aw-mone’): ‘in the sense of training; skilled, that is, an architect.’ Who was training who, how and for how long? Verse 22 made the likes of, the 4th century, Arius to believe that Christ was a created being by its poetical construction. Being brought up with the Eternal Father gives a dramatic picture of two growing up brothers poetically. This is the perfection of intimacy of Divinity! Amen. How could a contemplation of the growing up of the Eternal Father and the Almighty Son ever be made to run through any mind? It can only be sponsored by an incursion of Satanism.

 Three PERSONS in one GOD

            El gibbôr is the Hebrew for ‘mighty God,’ (Isaiah 9:6) where ‘God,’‘êl (ale) is: ‘strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).’ Gibbowr (ghib-bore’) (or (shortened) gibbor {ghib-bore’}) ‘1. Powerful 2. (by implication) a warrior, tyrant.’ Theologically, this El gibbôr is none other than the Architect of creationism. Not even the great kahuna, Lucifer himself, has the adjectival epithet of ‘mighty’ accorded to his deified sobriquet in Scripture. None but Jehovah has ‘mighty’ describing His Deity. Some of the translations of El gibbôr are: ‘The prevailing or conquering God,’ ‘God the mighty One’ and ‘God the mighty man.’ Isaiah 45:24 reads, “Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.” The ‘LORD’ in capitals is Yahweh or Jehovah.

                Who is this in Jeremiah 23:6, “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” This is Jesus Christ, the ‘mighty God’ of Isaiah 9:6! Of the same One we hear the Father swore in categoric terms: “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre” [Psalm 45:6]. Confer these scriptures: Isa 45:24; Isa 45:25; Psa 45:3; Psa 50:1; Jer 23:5; Joh 1:1; Joh 1:2; Act 20:28 & Rom 9:5.

 HE IS FAITHFUL!

                ‘Everlasting,’ in Isaiah 9:6, is ad (ad) meaning: ‘perpetuity, for ever, continuing future.’ ‘Father,’ ‘âb (awb) means: ‘father of an individual; of God as Father of his people.’  As Abi ad, the Hebrew epithet for ‘everlasting Father,’ the Christ is ‘the Father of eternity’ or ‘The Father of the everlasting age.’ How does this revelation not mark Him as “Wonderful,” when He who is “a child,” is yet the “everlasting Father?” John 10:30 quotes Him in the revelation of “I and my Father are one.” John 14:9, “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” As far as creationism is concerned, the joint participation of the Trinity makes each One the Father.

            Jesus, as the Prince of peace, is the potentate ruler of absolute peace. Only God can sit as the Governor of perfect peace. The Isaiah 9:6 title of ‘Prince,’ śar (sar) is: ‘a head person (of any rank or class).’ ‘Peace’ is shâlôm (shaw-lome’): ‘safe, that is, (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, that is, health, prosperity, peace.’ A halcyon millennium rule of true tranquillity over the entire globe falls within His capability as the overall God, blessed forever. Amen. His Lordship is over the elements, circumstances, men and even the brutish animals.

                Isaiah 11:6-10 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7) And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8) And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. 9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 10) And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” Amen. (Of the Prince of peace are: Joh 14:27; Act 10:36; Rom 5:1-10; 2Co 5:19; Eph 2:14-18; Col 1:20; Col 1:21 & Heb 13:20).

                Where else, if not in the Prince of peace, can we say with all assurance that: “Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other” [Psalm 85:10]. In Jesus, Shiloh, the Tranquilizer, we have peace. Peace that passes all understanding. Amen!

  Yes! It is! Amen!  

                Get born again. Say this prayer, 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 Lion of Judah

ISAIAH CHAPTER NINE VERSE SIX (two)

 LEGALITY OF REGALITY: INSIGNIA BORNE ON HIS MAJESTIC SHOULDER

(Continued from part one…)

(2)            The word ‘government’ (of Isaiah 9:6) is miśrâh (mis-raw’) meaning: ‘rule, dominion, government, empire.’ The legality of His regality is the insignia borne on His majestic shoulder. For the caught in the web of forgetfulness, this very One is the Governor of the nations attested to in the twenty-eighth verse of the twenty second Psalm (confer Psalm 47:7-8; Daniel 7:14; Obadiah 1:21; Zechariah 14:9 & Revelation 11:15). He will rule with an iron rod. When the LORD rules, He is a Dictator, albeit, not tyranically. Eliakim or ‘elyâqı̂ym (el-yaw-keem’) which means ‘God raises, God of raising or God sets up,’ stands in the representative capacity of Christ in Isaiah 22:21-22, v.21) “And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. 22) And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.”

                In the Book of Jeremiah 23:5, it says, ‘Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.”  Pauline 1Corinthians 15:25 has, “For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.” Of the governmental extent of Jesus is Ephesians 1:21 “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:” My concluding verse of His government is Revelation 19:16, “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND.” The reign of Jesus, as scripturally seen, can only be of the Deity. Psalm 2:6-12; Psa 110:1-4; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Zechariah 6:12; Zec 6:13 & Zec 9:9-10 are for further reading.

            The epithets of this Gift to humanity are absolutely of the Divinity. The first of the given Son’s name is ‘Wonderful’ and it is pele’ (peh’-leh) in the Hebrew, meaning: ‘miracle, marvel, wonder (extraordinary, hard to understand thing), wonder (of God’s acts of judgment and redemption).’ While other works of wonderment are of magical orientation, Jehovah alone performs miracles. Does history know of anyone who performed or performs more miracles than Jesus? He, it was, who went about doing good things, I mean, good things beyond human endowed capabilities.

                The first inconceivable awed attention to tax man’s sight of Him was the Incarnation: 1Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” Hallelujah! Prophetic are Isaiah 7:14 and Luke 1:35. The prophetic parturition of Samson did reveal the awesome proclivity of this Enigmatic Visitant in Judges 13:18 “And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?” In the LORD’s assuaging bid to put an end to Manoah’s curiosity, whose name in Hebrew is mânôach (maw-no’-akh) and means: “rest,” His answer to Manoah’s curiosity is hoo pailee, meaning “it is wonderful!” This is the same Person of whom the Bible says, “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people” [Matthew 9:35]. In Acts 10:38 it has it thus, “……who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Amen.

            Yâ‛ats (yaw-ats’) is the Hebrew for ‘Counsellor’: ‘to advise, consult, give counsel, purpose, devise, plan.’ I do not know of any angel who can make this promise to anyone as we have in Luke 21:15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist,” especially when the troth is of a distant period and in diverse locations of the world. A much older saint did spin the rhetoric Job 21:22, “Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.” The verb ‘teach,’ lâmad (law-mad’): ‘properly to goad, that is, (by implication) to teach (the rod being an Oriental incentive).’ God ‘judgeth,’ shâphaṭ (shaw-fat’): ‘to judge, that is, pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication to vindicate or punish; by extension to govern; passively to litigate (literally or figuratively).’ If God is the only wise One, how can Jesus be the Yâ‛ats? Is it not because of the scriptural facticity that makes Him the grand subject found in Colossians 2:3, “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge?” Selah!

The KING Of Kings: Jesus

                Get born again. Say this prayer, 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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ISAIAH CHAPTER NINE VERSE SIX (one)

Most enigmatic Personage

(1)            Based on the theological stance of the Most High Creator, as it is known in the Scripture, it is quite apposite to infer that, albeit, certain biblical didacticism tend to the direction of it, none of God’s acts is ever an afterthought. In a clinical precision, He had, from eternity past, combed through time of creationism and into the eternity to come. The minutest event not escaping His Almighty’s scrutiny, He had placed Himself so strategically, to ensure that absolutely nothing eventuates by an unaccountable chance. He must remain the LORD God, the Creator, in eternal absolution. One of the Divine counterterrorism of activism happens to be the vaticinatory verse of Isaiah chapter nine verse six.

      The covenant with Israel must produce His humanity

          Two precedent chapters of seven and eight are intimations of the preponderant calamities to bedevil Israel. Only God can save the situation. The legality of the covenant between Jehovah and Israel gives Him every legitimacy to step into the terror of Satanism. Blessed be the ineffability stance of the wisdom of the LORD God. He made sure of His Divine control in Eden. An eternal covenant He established with Abraham. Out of the first seven verses of the ninth chapter comes the divine solution to man’s calamitous disposition. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” [Isaiah 9:6]. The characterising profundity of the ‘child’ and ‘son’ is the Hebraic interpretations of them.

                ‘Child’ of this verse is yeled (yeh’-led): ‘something born, that is, a lad or offspring from infancy to young adulthood.’ ‘Son,’ on the other hand, is bên (bane): ‘a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition.’ This bên comes from bânâh (baw-naw’): ‘to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue.’ There is a demonstrable limpidity proving an enigmatic duality of this personage. How can he be both an infant and a grown up builder of the home: God’s home, definitely speaking? The Adamic acceptance of the meandering Satanism of the ophidian deception was actually a devilish putsch to wrestle from the hands of Adam, his governmental dominion of the earth.

  The LAMB is also the LION!

            The infancy of this Personage is in the prophetic utterance of Isaiah 7:14, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” God’s messenger came all the way from heaven to make the announcement of Luke 1:35 “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” It did culminate in the historical parturition of, “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7). This is the humanity of Jesus.

And the WORD was made flesh: the Incarnation!

            This is the Son. John 1:14, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” He must, as a matter of appositeness, receive mentioning in the microcosmic verse of the entire Bible, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” [John 3:16]. Is the whole matter not about salvation? John 3:17, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

Only the Righteous Blood!

                 If it is pertaining to soteriological theme, and we all understand that God alone can save, then this Son is the incarnation of the holy One of Israel, and most absolutely, the LORD God who did form Adam and his woman in the Garden of Eden. He had come to retrieve that which Adam lost. “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world” [1John 4:14]. If Jesus is the Saviour, with a capital ‘S’ then one of my favourite verses, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” [John 1:3], is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Amen.

THE PRINCE OF PEACE: JESUS

Get born again. Say this prayer, 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 continued…)


The Prince of peace: JESUS.

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (4)

(…continued from part three…)

(4)          You have to be His to be divinely trusted with the kerygma, to preach His word. In like manner, one must be His, to partake in this marriage. Now if Adam and his wife happened to be created adults to be suitable for marriage then we can safely opine that conjugal relationship is not for tyros. It is for this reason that I cannot decide to give my daughter’s hand in marriage at age 18 even if she’d succeeded in climbing the rungs of pedagogical ladder to have become a distinguished professor at that age of 18. She must be at least in her mid-twenties to receive my blessing.

Man and woman marriage

                Actually, if you ask me, I believe the best time for a lady to be married should be 30. This is my suggestion. I will love to be a grandfather at or before the age of sixty but why should it be at the immature expenses of my child. Makes no sense. Not at all! Marriage, for the information of the ignorant ones, is the most difficult institution in the world.                                                                                        

Ephesians 5:23-24, “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24) Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.” Amen! If she cannot manage your dream do not ask her hand in marriage. It is a disaster! The man you cannot submit to, for whatever reason, you must not accept to marry. Marriage is God’s business. Marriage is all about Jesus. Amen.     

“…and, behold, it was very good…”

                It is of utmost necessity for the wife to enforce a constant ritual of seeking the husband’s scriptural view on matters of life’s interests. Why? To Adam is the commission of oracular protocol of divinity. The man, Adam the male, was first made before the woman. Genesis 3:16, “…in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” The Bible says “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body” [Ephesians 5:23]. 1Peter 3:6 teaches, “Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”  1Corinthians 11:8-9 is so explicit. 8) “For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9) Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.”

                Divine methodology regarding the marital machinery places the woman of the conjugal relationship in the state of hupotassō under her husband. How would she learn and love, with all her heart, to submit to him if she does not ask for his oracular guidance very often? If the man you intend to marry is definitely beneath your spiritual maturity, reconsider your conjugal intention because this spiritual disequilibrium can cast a spiritual spell of stagnation. It can be a disaffecting constant vexation of your heart. It will be a harrowing experience of an excruciating degree finding out an impossibility to maximise your spiritual potentials. Marriage is a very serious business! The spiritual inequilibrium is the bane of divorcement!

                When the Bible says in Ephesians 5:25 that “husbands, love your wives,” that is a command from the LORD God. Whatever your wife does or constantly is, you are duty bound to love her. Jesus loves the Church unconditionally. So must Mr. Husband! Amen!

                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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I believe that Jesus is LORD and I receive Him as my LORD and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen”.

Lubricate the new birth by:

 1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17.

2. Read the Bible everyday (Joshua 1:8).

3. Go to Church regularly (Hebrews 10:25).

4. Tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).    

 (Concluded)

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (3)

AND THE TWAIN SHALL BE ONE FLESH

(…continued from part two…)

(3)            What does our traditional belief system on marriage hold? Does a woman not get thrilled by the singular thought of being transformed into a Mrs. Somebody or Someone? She would have shamed her detractors the very second her third finger is a marital ring adorned. It has always been their traditional ‘best days of their lives!’ Another very important issue that finally shuts up the gainsaying mouths of envious enemies is when the protrusion of the stomach engenders a parturition and it is said of her, “She is not an arid ground. She has her own offspring as an incontestable proof!” But I want to believe that the carnal satiation of coition is the best untold story of matrimony. The man, of course and the woman too, now have the spiritual legality to enjoy sex and to the fullest. “Yeah! I can do, have all the sex anytime, day, anywhere, sex! Yes!” Is this what marriage is all about: physical, expression and consummation of carnality?

            Genesis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” The adjective ‘one’ which is ‘echâd (ekh-awd’) is, properly, in this context: united.’ There is no gainsaying the fact that ‘one flesh’ is truly indicative of the consummation of the conjugal relationship. Their union, however, finds its united strength –spiritually– only in Jesus. Nowhere else. This is the reason why it must (true marriage) be for only Christians. Amen.

            Marriage adumbrates the espousal of the Church to the Lamb. It takes us back to the Garden of Eden when the LORD God is both the Father of Adam and his Father-in-law. How? Adam married God’s daughter. Being created directly by God’s sculptor’s hands Adam became God’s son. The sole desire of the couple must be to God. Is the marriage of Jesus not to the Church? To them, therefore, is the marriage made for. Is the Church made of Muslims, Hindustani, Taoists, Buddhists and other non-Christians? Not at all! Christians are not just church goers. They are the born again children of God, whose sins have been washed away by the precious blood of the saving Lamb.

            The union must serve its purpose. How? Ephesians 5:25 teaches, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” Love is not a feeling. It is a commitment. A great man of God defines love saying, “A love called out of the heart of the lover on account of the value placed on the object of his love.” For believing the finished work of salvation by Jesus, God places a huge value upon the regenerate soul. The husband, understanding the love of Jesus, goes to do likewise to his wife. The ‘love’ expressed is the Greek agape, ‘an unconditional affection.’ There is, therefore, no excuse for not loving the wife. None whatsoever. Ephesians 5:22 tells the woman, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” What is the Greek word for ‘submit’?  It is hupotassō (hoop-ot-as’-so): ‘to arrange under, to subordinate, obey.’ Hupotassō comes from hupo (under) and tasso (arrange properly). The wife is, ergo, expected to package herself, properly, under her husband.

                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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I believe that Jesus is LORD and I receive Him as my LORD and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen”.

Lubricate the new birth by: 1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17.

2. Read the Bible everyday (Joshua 1:8).

3. Go to Church regularly (Hebrews 10:25).

4. Tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).     

(…to be concluded…)

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE ALL ABOUT? (2)

 THE TWO ARE SPIRITUALLY ONE!

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(2)             Not until the marital execution, God did not rate His daily creativity ‘very good’, why? The connectivity between heaven and the earth had not received a legal concretization. Are Christians not the heirs of God? Our marriage to the Lamb is the consummation of the legality that seals the divine donation of our heirdom.

            Lucifer saw God playing with a valueless clay. Messing up His Holy Hands! Adam, by it, was made –the LORD God knew that He would have to carry the sinful mess of His bride on the cross of Calvary.

                Soon after, another being, proving the Excellency of the Sculptor’s craftsmanship emerged as well. “Oh! A brother and his sister,” exclaimed Lucifer. The apostasy of Lucifer was bereft of the mind of Christ, therefore, could not fathom the grand design of Divinity. The Evil one went livid with, “Nooo o! You can’t do that.”

So shall a man…..and cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh

            It dawned on Satan that it is not only the earth Adam is getting. “He’s being offered the celestial assizes as well!” What the species of angelic beings could not be, making it impossible for them to enter into marriage with the LORD God, is what the LORD God is giving away, just like that, to a clayey Adam. “If I could just make the woman mar this marriage I’ll get the Church. I’ll get the worship of my craving.” Lucifer destroyed the first Adam’s marriage. But, that was not the end of the story. (Tell yourself “It’s not the end of my unpalatable story). The last Adam rebuilt. He said, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” [Matthew 16:18]. That which the Rock of Ages built was an eternal structure. This wife -the Church- lives in paradisaic eternity.

                The sobriquet, Peter, is the Greek Petros (pet’-ros): ‘a (piece of) rock (larger than lithos -lee’-thos- ‘small stones’).’ In the Greek, ‘church’ is ekklēsia (ek-klay-see’-ah): ‘a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both).’ The word ‘make’ in Genesis 2:18 “…It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him;” is ‛âśâh (aw-saw’): ‘to create out of existing material.’ The Hebrew word for ‘made’ in Genesis 2:22, “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man;” has a different meaning. It is bânâh (baw-naw’): ‘to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue.’ The creation of Adam’s wife was ‘a building.’ The breath of the Creator had found a habitation inside the woman already. That was the reason why Lucifer could not get her to follow him like Cain, her son, did.

                She did sin, yes, she did. But a sin offering continued to serve as a temporary bridge until Shiloh, the Tranquilizer, even Jesus Christ came again and made the asseveration, “I will build my church.” Note the personalization of the Church. The pronoun ‘my’ is: mou (moo), meaning: ‘I, me, my, of me.’ It was not dead lambs that established this new building. ‘Build’ is an interesting oikodomeō (oy-kod-om-eh’-o): ‘to be a house builder, that is, construct or (figuratively) confirm.’ Oikodomeō comes from the root oikodomē (oy-kod-om-ay’) which is a feminine compound abstraction of oikos (oy’-kos): (‘a house’) and dōma (do’-mah): ‘(to build); properly an edifice.’ It was the blood of the Lamb eternal that brought this Building into existence. Jesus had to do this to build the Church and be married to her. This is what marriage is all about!

                It is about getting a people for His Divine pleasure. Are you born again? Better be! Every born again Christian is a lively, added stone to the Divine edifice of the ‘called out.’ The facticity of my claim has a scriptural support in 1Peter 2:5 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”

                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 in my heart that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I believe that Jesus is LORD and I receive Him as my LORD and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen”.

Lubricate the new birth by:

 1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17.

2. Read the Bible everyday (Joshua 1:8).

3. Go to Church regularly (Hebrews 10:25).

4. Tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).     

(…to be continued…)

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CATHOLICISM AND MARY (XII)

Apotheosis of Mary (wonder why she’s standing on moon?)

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(XII)       How many Catholic faithfuls pray through Mary each day? Are they not up to a billion? She is not omniscient to know all, like Jesus. Is she omnipotent with the capability endowment to do all? To attend to all prayers, she must be omnipresent. Catholics scattered all over the terra firma praying to Mary definitely do it in vain. Hebrews 12:2 says, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Jesus it is; not Mary. Amen.                                                                                                            

                How I wish with all fervour that Catholicism would be jettisoned by the Romish Church, go back to the Church of Jesus which received The Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Romans. This was an erudition of Pauline scriptural didacticism at his best. Paul did not make mention of Peter in this book, penned circa 58 A.D. neither did he make any mention of an apotheosis of Mary. Trust Paul to have admonished the Christians of Rome if Nimro-Semiramis was a religious practice. Paul taught the salvation found only in Jesus. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation(Romans 10:10). This is what the Bible says of Apollos in Acts 18:28, “For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ;” having understood the word of God through Priscilla and Aquila, who were tutored by Paul.                                                               

Is this Semiramis or Mary?

                It is most definitely Jesus, and none else as we read of divine divulgement in Matthew 16:16, “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” The same Peter made the utterance of John 6:68-69, 68) “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69) And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.” Mary, to whom apotheosis does not belong could never be quoted as voicing the verses of John 11:25-27. 25) “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26) And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27) She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.” The word ‘believe’ and all the inflections ‘believeth and believest’ is the same Greek pisteuo (pist-yoo’-o) ‘1. to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit 2. (by implication) to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well-being to Christ).’ Spiritual pisteuo is to be entrusted only to the Divinity of Jesus, otherwise, there is so much to lose. Reliance on Mary and myriads of dead saints of Catholicism in intercessory prayers is nothing short of filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness which Apostle James expects to be laid aside. Amen.

                Ascension of Mary, where in the Old or the New Testament does it boast of a biblical record? It is merely of unscriptural Catholicism. Did Joseph, her husband, go through the same physical ascension as well? I guess not! Selah!

Ascension of Mary, of Scripture?

                We understand what Exodus 20:4-5 commands concerning images. Acts 17:29 says, “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.” The term ‘Godhead’ is the Greek theios (thi’-os): ‘1. a general name of deities or divinities as used by the Greeks spoken of the only and true God. 2. Trinity of: Christ, Holy Spirit and the Father. 3. Godlike (neuter as noun, divinity).’ If the Godhead cannot be materially represented for adoration how could Catholics set Mary up for bending of the knees? Mary, whose pious enunciation placed the salvation of her soul in the Lord God asserted in Luke 1:47, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

What’s this!?

                Creationism embroidered in every intelligent being, a heart of adoratory predisposition. Docility, engendered by the original sin, man would prostrate in worship of what ignites his religious fancy. Catholicism, laden with speciosity of Scripture, has successfully wrapped her adherents in the straitjacket of religion. Honestly, no sophistry is required to inculcate John 3:3. A hardened criminal tore the Bible leaves to clean the defecation of the lower orifice of his alimentary canal. After some days, he decided to read ‘the stupid page’ before its desecration. He began to weep uncontrollably when his sinful proclivity hit him as he read, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” [John 3:16]. The criminal, right there on the toilet pot, calling on Jesus, got born again! Not properly processed is the scripture that runs through the conduit of sophism: and honestly speaking, adorcism is very likely the resultant effect! Selah!

                You want to know what establishes the enforcement of Mariolatry? This is it. In the eighth century, the second council of Nicea decreed that the image of God was as proper an object of worship as God Himself. If you truly love God, will you obey or disobey His express mand? Selah!

Pope Francis touches a statue of Mary and Jesus after crowning it during Mass at Lobito beach in Iquique, Chile, Jan. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-LOBITO-MASS Jan. 18, 2018.

LIKE POPE FRANCIS, LIKE EVERY OTHER POPE BEFORE HIM –WOULD APOSTLE PETER DO LIKEWISE?

  (Concluded)

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CATHOLICISM AND MARY (X)

 Outer piety that supports scriptural vitiation!

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(X)          A cursory look at these Catholic priests, Bishops and Cardinals no doubt whips up a glaring piety. The thing is: among the several enthroned dead Popes, how many of them will be accorded seats of thrones with the twenty-four elders around the celestial throne of the Majesty? Having served the heinous inclinations of Satanism so willingly, would they have any place before the thrice holy God? Christians do ask me, totally confused at these things, “Do they know or realize what they’re doing?” My answer has always been, “Most definitely they do!” They work in cahoots with the designs of Satanism which culminates in the eventual installation of the Antichrist. You have to be born again to be a partaker of celestial bliss, right? Does Catholicism make this John 3:3 didacticism a matter of soteriological reality? Catholicism would rather glorify Mariology than make Romans 10:9-10 the main focal point of God’s Church business.

Christ’s or Antichrist’s vicegerent?

                They know what they are doing, hence, there is no forgiveness for them when Christ comes. Every pope sits on a throne. Why? Each pope sees himself as a viceroy of the Lord Jesus, who clearly states, “……My kingdom is not of this world……” [John 18:36]. The word ‘world’ in the Greek is kosmos (kos’-mos) ‘1. orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration 2. (by implication) the world including its inhabitants.’ What Satan did immediately he became the ‘god of this world’ is to rearrange, redefine the world he had won for his nefarious dream. Jesus is not part of this arrangement. He knew He was coming back to right all these evil wrong doings of Satanism. The regent is the Church, His mystical body. Since no pope is Christ’s regent, they, each one of them, sits in place of the Antichrist, who will rule the world. And it is for the same reason Catholic Church sponsored the so called ‘Christian War’. We know that the only one that Christ, with His Church, will eventually fight is against none other than Satan’s son, the Antichrist, the son of perdition.

                Ask yourself what on earth will goad a Pope to kneel or bow before the statue of Mary in prayer? Why should the chant of “Hail Mary” be so prominent than the worship of Jesus? The use of the rosary, is it not superfluity of the naughtiness of vain repetition, as warned by the Lord Himself? With an uncanny ineffability of pride, Catholics religiously brandish an unscriptural rosary.

Saint Bernard got his Marian shot of milk!

                Another story says Catholic Mary exposed her breast to Saint Bernard, and shot milk into his eye. Presently, people say, while receiving milk from the heavenly Mother, Saint Bernard was initiated into supreme consciousness and adopted as the son of God and Mary. The more medieval wording was that Mary filled him with all divine graces and purified all his sins. Did Mary have to die to perform such deeds of divinity? There is not one scriptural record of Mary’s power of initiation into any ecumenical assistance. The Jerusalem Church did not pray to the Madonna. Mary did not utter one word of prophecy or an encouragement to the nascent Church during the Upper Room inauguration. It was Peter who spoke, having been reinstated as an Apostle of the expected Church. Where was Mary at the first ever Church Council of Jerusalem, found in The Book of Acts Of Apostles 15:1-21, to iron out the Church doctrine? It was James, the biological brother of Jesus and the pastor of the Jerusalem Church who made the final ecumenical speech. None heard of Mary.   

Catholic saint worship

 Catholic Saint Worship

                   An egregious uncouthness of Scripture vitiation establishes the proclivous authentication of Catholicism. Her wanton disregard for God’s protocol is evidenced by the proclivous unsupportive canonical additions. In year 995 AD, Pope John XV spoke ex cathedra on the canonization of dead saints. Quite inconformity with Romans 1:7, which reads, “To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” The very second you become born again you are a saint of Jesus. The word ‘saint,’ hagios, (hag’-ee-os) in Greek, means: ‘sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).’ The reason is quite simple in that YAHWEH TSIDQENUW, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS of Jeremiah 23:6 is actually the Christ as stated in Philippians 3:9. Colossians 3:4 says, “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” The recipients of Romans 1:7 were Christians who were still alive on terra firma! “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints…… [1Corinthians 1:2].                                                                                                                      

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