Wisdom Is A Personage [2]

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2)            When Jesus told His hearers, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me“ [John 5:39]; Prophet Micah and his vaticination happened to be one of those who, through the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, got mankind ready for the Incarnation of the Divinity. Is Jesus Christ truly eternal? He made an asseveration to the fact in John 8:58, “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

                Now let us understand the difference between the “was” and the “am” of this verse. Grammatical facticity makes ‘was’ and ‘am’ inflections of ‘be’. The verbal ‘was’ is ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee): ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being.’ The ‘am’ is eimi (i-mee’): ‘to be, to exist.’ When you bring the personal pronoun ‘I’ into the picture, what is revealed is the Personage of Exodus chapter 3 verse 14. ‘I AM’ is the Hebraic hâyâh (haw-yaw): ‘exist’. This ‘I AM’ is Jehovah. Jesus Christ is as eternal as God the Father, ergo, He did not come into being, i.e. created –He has an eternal existence before Abraham was brought into existence. The ‘was’ and the ‘am’ are, therefore, not the same as erroneously believed by Arians. The Jews who received this address understood Jesus perfectly and for this reason, they decided to stone Him to death in verse 59, for the very reason they sought to do the same in John 5:18, saying that by the asseveration of Jesus, “He makes Himself equal with God.”

The Lamb of God –slain from the foundation of the world [Rev. 13:8].

                Proverbs 8:24-29 24 “When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:”

                Wisdom, personifying the Christ, was there beside God in the unity of the Godhead when absolutely nothing was in existence save the Trinity. The first verse of Mosaic script of the Book of Genesis has, “In the beginning God created…” where ‘God’ in Hebrew is: ‘ĕlôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’). A plural noun, meaning: ‘rulers, judges; divine ones; angels; gods.’ Generating power for creationism was the Holy Spirit in the 2nd verse; and Christ, the Light, in the 3rd verse, stepped in physically to concretise creationism; and the name, LORD God, was first ascribed to Him as the Creator in Genesis 2:4.

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

                Verse 30 of Proverbs chapter 8 paints the perfection of Jesus’ coetaneity with the Father. 30 “Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him.” ‘One brought up’ is ‘âmôn (aw-mone’): ‘artificer, architect, master workman, skilled workman (in the sense of training).’ Now ‘âmôn has its origin in ‘âman (aw-man’): ‘to support, confirm, be faithful; uphold, nourish; foster-father,’ and when one puts all of these definitions together what do we have? If ‘Wisdom,’ that is the Christ, is seen as an Architect who trained Him? Being the wisdom of God, none should train Him. There is no supportive Scripture to the effect of the First Member of the Godhead playing the divine role of Christ’s or the Holy Spirit’s foster-father. Could the Father have gone through being a foster-child as well? I do see the allegory of the First and the Second Members growing up to adulthood. Co-equality, definitely, is here revealed.

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 concluded…)

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Which Is, And Which Was, And Which Is To Come. (four)

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4)            Colossians 3:11, Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all;” where the adjective ‘all’ is pas (pas`) and means: ‘(including all the forms of declension) ‘all, any, every, the whole.’  

                Jesus is the only corporeality of existence that will make Himself equal to the Divinity and will not be in danger of being charged with Divine robbery of an imposter. In case any wants to think of Him in the likeness of comic heroism of Superman, He just snapped whoever it is out of such disillusionment by capping His grand introduction with: ‘the Almighty.’ There is none of creationism great enough to go by even one of “I Am,” “Alpha and Omega” or “The Almighty.” As the “I Am,” Jesus is the corporeal manifestation of the unseen Jehovah. God, through Jesus, entered into our world for a salvific purpose. Alpha and Omega is the sobriquet that points Him out as the Word of God. Jesus is God’s protocol. Is there any difference between a person and his spoken vocabulary? I think not. Jesus, ergo, is JEHOVAH.

                Pantokratōr (pan-tok-rat’-ore) is the Greek word for ‘Almighty’ which means: ‘he who holds sway over all things; the ruler of all; the all ruling, that is, God (as absolute and universal sovereign.’ This word comes from pas (pas): ‘all, any, every, the whole;’ and kratos (krat’-os): ‘vigor [“great”], (literally or figuratively).’ The word ‘Almighty’ is exclusively of Jehovah in Scripture. Its Hebraic couch (48 times) is shadday (shad-dah’-ee): ‘almighty, most powerful; Shaddai, the Almighty (of God).’ Fifty-seven times is its occurrence in Scripture. Nine times in the Greek New Testament and ten times –when you add ‘omnipotent’ of Revelation 19:6 which is the same Pantokratōr– bringing the total number of ‘Almighty’ to 58. Not one creature has the scriptural description of Almighty. Note the article ‘the’ qualifying ‘Almighty.’ He did not say it by the employment of an indefinite article “an Almighty” or “one of those called Almighty.” The use of a definite ‘the’ is a pointer to a particularly known Entity. Since the Creator alone is “The Almighty,” the Scripture “I and my Father are one,” becomes so limpidly couched. Selah!    

                Is the Revelation 1:8 Jesus’ self-introduction an intended appropinquation of His being to divinity? Certainly not. The Lord Jesus is very God of very God. He is the Jehovah of the Old Testament. Jesus told them in John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.” In another place it is written, “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me” [Luke 24:44]. The supreme theme of the Bible is Jesus Christ –He runs through every 66 Books of the Bible!

                 He is the Author of creationism (John 1:3 &10; John 5:17-19; Isa 45:18; Eph 3:9; Col 1:16, 17; Heb 1:2, 3; Heb 1:10-12). In Hebrews 1:3, the words ‘express image’ is charakter (khar-ak-tare’) ‘1. a graver (the tool or the person) 2. (by implication) engraving ((“character”), the figure stamped, i.e. an exact copy or (figuratively) representation).’ Was it for the fun of it that He said to them, “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father in John 14:9? Jesus is past finding out!

When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive [Ephesians 4:8]

               Only God can save, right? Is Jesus the Saviour of the world or not? He said, “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you” [John 16:23]. As the Eternal Father giveth, so doth the Eternal Son doeth in John 14:14, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” No other heavenly being can lay claim to this eleemosynary feat of Divinity. How many people pray in a minute worldwide? Millions? Billions? How can Jesus be in all these locations of prayers at the same time if He should promise, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them;” in the book of Matthew 18:20? Jesus is as omnipresent as the Father! Only God hears and answers prayers. 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!”      

(…to be continued…)

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CATHOLICISM AND MARY (XI)

Religious syncretism of Catholicism

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(XI)         In the year 1090, Peter the Hermit introduced the use of the rosary into Catholicism. It was first of Hinduism then of Islamic Mohammedanism. Jesus told us never to indulge in vain repetitions in Matthew 6:7. The scapula, a piece of cloth having the picture of the Mary of Catholicism i.e. Semiramis, a heathenish talisman, was a 1287 invention of an English monk, Simon Stock, meant to protect its wearer who has it on his naked skin! How can a true Bible believer deign to allow any rumination of his mind to lead him into an asseveration, to believe that the traditions of the fallibility of human church goers, who constantly dwell in their known carnality, can ever be equal in authority to the revealed Bible? Well, the scapula, that is exactly what the Council of Trent held in 1545 declared!

Tridentine Latin mass at Saint Mary’s Church in Washington, DC.

Idolatrous adoration of the wafer 

                 In fact, as if earlier concoctive poisons were not enough to energise an enervating laxness of spirituality, it placed the Bible in the church’s ‘Index of Forbidden Books’ in 1229. The Bible, God’s instruction to fallen man, became a taboo to laymen of Catholicism. How satanic can one be!? God Himself revealed to Joshua, His servant, where the secret of Moses’ success sprang from in Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Read also 2Timothy 3:15-17. “Search the scriptures;” Jesus challenges in John 5:39, “for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”The word ‘search’ is ereunao (er-yoo-nah’-o): ‘1. to seek 2. (figuratively) to investigate.’ Ereunao comes apparently from ereo (er-eh’-o) ‘to utter, i.e. speak or say (through the idea of inquiry). Jesus is the all in all; God over all. The verb ‘testify’ is martureo (mar-too-reh’-o) ‘to be a witness, i.e. testify {literally or figuratively}.’ Which scripture testifies of Mariology? None!  

                And the worst of all atrocities to emanate from Catholicism was Pope Francis’ intimation (in 2017) that God told him to re-orientate the Ten Commandments! The 2nd, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,……Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:” of Exodus 20:4-5, according to him, would face an expunging as directed by the same Jehovah, who threw nations into annihilation for giving their genuflection of adoration to other gods, and were replaced by Israelites. The Bible it is, that wields the final ecumenical say, not the Catholicism of the Pope!

 This is sun worship of Baal, the husband of Madonna.

                Transubstantiation, a decree by Pope Innocent III in 1215, says that the Eucharist is the physical flesh and blood of Jesus; it became Catholicism Mass adoration by Pope Honorius in 1220. All the presiding priest needs to do is a magical abracadabra, and voila; Jesus’ flesh and blood is ready for a cannibalistic feast! Many would want to wonder why I bother myself with Catholicism of Mary. “Leave them alone,” many others will insist. Well, the truth must be told. We are at the end of time. Souls must be saved! Amen!          

             Catholicism owes the Christian world of believers where it got all these meretricious claims of its Mariology. Catholicism has successfully transmuted Mariology to an active Mariolatry unfortunately.           

  Only the Members of the Trinity receive the genuflection of adoration. Scraping before the statue of Madonna is strictly idolatry. A word, they say, is enough for the wise. Amen!!                                                                

                Why should this Catholicism of Mary be any concern of my cogitation? Of course it is borne out of the simple facticity of Roman Catholic Church’s claim of Body-of-Christ connectivity. How can every Catholic Mass be complete only if “Hail Mary” ritualistic chant is an inevitability? Jesus did not become God merely by His conception in the matrix of Mary. Mary, ergo, did not give birth to Christ, God the Son. Jesus Christ is actually a divine compound fusion of a man, Adam or Jesus and the Christ, the LORD from heaven (Isaiah 9:6). Christ, in Mary’s womb, wore Jesus as a toga (John 1:14; 1Corinthians 15:45-47). The word ‘made,’ found in ”And the Word was made flesh,” of verse 14 is not about the creation of the Word. Ginomai (ghin’-om-ai) is the Greek for ‘made,’ meaning: ‘1. to cause to be (“gen”-erate) 2. (reflexively) to become (come into being).’ If the Word became, does it not follow simple logic that He was not flesh or Adam before becoming? The Word of God became a man which, hitherto, He was not. Jesus became God when the God-man compound was anointed in the heavenly assizes (Hebrews 1:8-13).

Are these cupids grandchildren of Mary?

                “Hail Mary” apotheosizes a humble, Jesus worshipping Mary! “Hail Mary” is a ‘Systematic Theotokos’ contraption of Catholicism: an unbiblical Mariology. Its sole bourne is Mariolatry! Truth be told, Mariolatry is anthropolatry! If Catholics should argue that Mariology is not Mariolatry, then why do the Catholic faithfuls kneel before the statue of Mary in prayer? A billion and two hundred million die-hard adherence fail to see the intrinsic shame of Mariology when we understand that the Church happens to be the pillar and the ground of Jesus’ truth! Selah!

  (…to be concluded…)

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THE TRUTH OF ALL TRUTHS (IV)

(4)          “Search the scriptures;” Jesus challenged in John 5:39, “for in them ye think ye have eternal life:” He reminded them, “and they are they which testify of me,” the Lord of glory concluded in an unveiling of His true Self. Now the word ‘search’ is ereunaō (er-yoo-nah’-o): ‘to seek, that is, (figuratively) to investigate.’ ‘Scripture’ is graphē (graf-ay’): ‘a document, that is, holy Writ (or its contents or a statement in it).’

     Only the first Testator can give the New Covenant: JESUS. Amen!

                 ‘Testify,’ the verb form of marturion is martureō (mar-too-reh’-o) ‘to be a witness, to bear witness, i.e. to affirm that one has seen or heard or experienced something, or that he knows it because taught by divine revelation or inspiration (through the idea of inquiry).’ Put these definitions together and you will not fail to come to the truthful knowledge of the fact that to indagate God’s protocol leads to the discovery of the Author of eternity, Emmanuel, the express image of the unseen Jehovah, Jesus the Christ. Amen.

                Anyone who will come to the saving knowledge of this Truth must walk side by side with Him. One sure way of walking successfully with Him is found in 1Corinthians 10:14, “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.” One thing that idolatrous propensity engenders is an ignoble parity of idols with Jehovah. By your act, the created becomes a deified object of adoration. An inanimate construction receives obeisant worship. It amounts to the desecration of the truth which does infuriate the countenance of the Almighty Jehovah.

   

      Glorification of Mary, a busy, flying kite of Catholicism,cannot be a biblically sourced practice. Ifa worship (of the Yoruba race) is pure idolatry. Allah (who is this Allah?) has no mentioning in God’s protocol. Quranic refutations of biblical documentations are deviations from the truth.In the book of John chapter 14 verse 6, John wrote, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” This is a categorical statement.

                The clause, ‘I am’ is epithetical. If Jesus, and none else, is the tripartite way, truth and life and it is equally true that He is the only medium to the Father’s approach, why should the Catholic Pope raise a Mary who did not and could not have gone to the cross to perform the substitutionary sacrifice? The word ‘way’ is hodos (hod-os’). It means: ‘a road; by implication a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively a mode or means; lifestyle; destiny.’ Let us look at ‘truth’ which is alētheia (al-ay’-thi-a); it comes from alēthēs (al-ay-thace’) ‘true (as not concealing).’ Alēthēs is a combination of ‘a’ and ‘lantano’ where ‘a’ is the ‘negative not’ and ‘lantano’ is ‘hidden.’ Alētheia, therefore, is defined as ‘unconcealed truth; reality.’ By the definition of ‘truth,’ Jesus says, “I AM the reality –of God.” Life is zoe: ‘God’s kind of eternal life.’

          The epithetic stance of ‘I am’ stems from its definition. It is the Septuagint rendition of ego eime, which is the same as the revelation of God’s name -I AM or Jehovah. This is the facticity of the person of Jesus -the ‘I AM’ of the New Testament. It will be a usurpative act on His part to institute a new covenant had He not been the Initiator of the new: “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” [Matthew 26:28]. This should take us back to Genesis 15:18, “In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:” It received a reenactment in the wilderness: “And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words” [Exodus 24:8]. Confer Genesis 17:8-16.          

  (…to be continued…)

                You can get born again by saying this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.          

 (…to be continued…)

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