PureChristianity.Org

Random Article

The Men Called Christians

- Who is the Pastor and Teacher of the MEN CALLED CHRISTIANS?

- How are they being "fed" with the words of God? Who feeds them?

- What is their primary activity?

 

Nov 04, 1996

HTML Online Editor Sample

Audio-visual/question-answer/articles are available at YouTube. 

Click the logo to go to the YouTube channel:


 

You are not subscribed

Who Is Jesus?

  |<   <   1   2   >   >|
Author Message
Joined: Sep 28, 2007
Posts: 42
Other Topics
Posted Jan 19, 2008 at 9:10:45 AM
Subject: Who Is Jesus?
Advocate - 1 John 2:1 [b]ALMIGHTY[/b] - Rev 1:8 Alpha &amp; Omega - Rev 1:8,11 Amen - Rev 3:14 Apostle - Heb 3:1 Author &amp; Finisher of our Faith - Heb 12:2 [b]BEFORE ABRAHAM[/b] - John 8:58 The Beginning - Rev 21:6 Bishop of Souls - 1 Pe 2:25 Bread of Life - John 6:35,41,48,50,51,58 Bridegroom - Mt 9:15;John 3:29 Carpenter - Mk 6:3 Chief Shepherd - 1 Pe 5:4 The Christ - Mt 1:16,17 Comforter - John 14:16 Consolation of Israel - Lu 2:25 Cornerstone - Eph 2:20 [b]CREATOR[/b] - Gen 1:1;John 1:3 Dayspring - Lu 1:78 Day Star - 2 Pe 1:19 Deliverer - Rom 11:26 The Door - John 10:7,9 [b]EMMANUEL [/b]- Mt 1:23 &quot;God with Us&quot; The End - Rev 21:6 Everlasting Father - Isa 9:6 Faithful and True Witness - Rev 3:14 Firstfruits - 1 Cor 15:23 Friend of Sinners - Mt 11:19 Gift of God - 2 Cor 9:15 [b]GOD[/b] - Lu 1:47;John 1:1;Jude 25 Good Shepherd - John 10:11 Governor - Mt 2:6 Great Shepherd - Heb 13:20 Head of the Church - Col 1:18 Healer - Mt 8:16,17 High Priest - Heb 2:17;3:1;4:14,15 Horn of Salvation - Lu 1:69 [b]IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD[/b] - Col 1:15 [b]JUDGE[/b] - John 5:22;9:39;2 Tim 4:1 King of Israel - Mt 27:42 [b]KING OF KINGS [/b]- 1 Tim 6:15;Rev 19:16 Lamb of God - John 1:29,36;REv 5:6,12,13;6:1;7:9,10,14,17 Last Adam - 1 Cor 15:45 The Life - John 11:25;14:6 Light of the World - John 1:9;8:12;9:5 Lion of the Tribe of Judah - Rev 5:5 [b]LORD OF LORDS[/b] - 1 Tim 6:15;Rev 19:16 Master - Lu 9:38 Mediator - 1 Tim 2:5 [b]MESSIAH[/b] - John 1:41 [b]MIGHTY GOD[/b] - Isa 9:6 Morning Star - Rev 22:16 Passover Lamb - 1 Cor 5:7 Physician - Mt 9:12;Lu 4:25;5:3 Potentate - 1 Tim 6:15 Prince of Peace - Isa 9:6 Prince of Life - Acts 3:15;5:31 Prophet - Acts 3:22 Propitiation - 1 John 2:2 Rabbi - John 1:49 Ransom - 1 Tim 2:6 Resurrection &amp; Life - John 11:25 The Rock - Deut 32:4;1 Cor 10:4 Root of David - Rev 22:16 Sacrifice - Eph 5:2 [b]SAVIOR[/b] - 2 Sam 22:47;Lu 1:47 Second Adam - 1 Cor 15:47 Seed of Abraham - Ga 3:16 Seed of David - 2 Tim 2:8 Seed of the Woman - Gen 3:15 Shepherd - John 10:11,12,14,16 Son of David - Mt 15:22 [b]SON OF GOD[/b] - Mt 16:16;17:5;Lu 1:35;John 10:36 Son of Man - Mt 18:11 Son of the Most High - Lu 1:32 Teacher - John 3:2 The Truth - John 14:6 The Way - John 14:6 Wonderful Counselor - Isa 9:6 The Word - John 1:1;Rev 19:13 The True Vine - John 15:1,4,5
Back to top Profile Email

Joined Nov 23, 2017
Posts: 10
Location:Houston

Other Topics
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 12:01:44 AM
Master teacher,master carpenter and reported to be the son of God. Not recorded to have ever writtin anything with no one on earth having any idea as to what he may have looked like.

(New kid on the block,just waiving a hand.

Back to top Profile Email

Joined Nov 23, 2017
Posts: 10
Location:Houston

Other Topics
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 12:02:32 AM
Master teacher,master carpenter and reported to be the son of God. Not recorded to have ever writtin anything with no one on earth having any idea as to what he may have looked like.

(New kid on the block,just waiving a hand.

Back to top Profile Email
almario1
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 416

Other Topics
Posted: Mar 23, 2008 2:23:17 PM
[quote:9d0b85ed1f="grumpybumpas"]Master teacher,master carpenter and reported to be the son of God. Not recorded to have ever writtin anything with no one on earth having any idea as to what he may have looked like.[/quote] [u]This is not an idea but from GOD's Words that HE commanded to be written only.[/u] How does our Lord Jesus Christ look to many people? Perhaps, if He is to be described, many will say, &quot;Jesus is amiable and looks very merciful and kind. He is so attractive that we cannot help but to admire and praise Him. Hence, we always want to talk about, and desire to follow, Him.&quot; Who would not say such thing about our Creator and Savior? What is written, as truth about Jesus Christ, is exactly the opposite of what people perceive Him to be. Here is His &quot;physical&quot; appearance: Revelation 5:6 &quot; And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes…&quot; Revelation 1:13 &quot;And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man… 14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 …and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.&quot; Using the intellect and the senses, is Jesus Christ truly attractive? Does the description of man jibe with what is written about Him? And, does His amiability and attraction match the following? Isaiah 53:1 &quot;Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him , there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him ; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.&quot; [u]excerpts from Christ and satan in contrast:[/u] purechristianity.org
Back to top Profile Email
almario1
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 416

Other Topics
Posted: Mar 24, 2008 2:00:28 AM
[quote:ff53faa21d="grumpybumpas"]Master teacher,master carpenter and reported to be the son of God. Not recorded to have ever writtin anything with no one on earth having any idea as to what he may have looked like.[/quote] GOD's Words that HE commanded to be written absolutely reveals on how JESUS CHRIST personally appeared. How does our Lord Jesus Christ look to many people? Perhaps, if He is to be described, many will say, &quot;Jesus is amiable and looks very merciful and kind. He is so attractive that we cannot help but to admire and praise Him. Hence, we always want to talk about, and desire to follow, Him.&quot; Who would not say such thing about our Creator and Savior? This will reveal that truth is very far from human perception. What is written, as truth about Jesus Christ, is exactly the opposite of what people perceive Him to be. Here is His &quot;physical&quot; appearance: [i][u]Revelation 5:6[/u][/i] [b]&quot; And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes…&quot;[/b] [i][u]Revelation 1:13[/u][/i] [b]&quot;And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man… 14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 …and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.&quot;[/b] Using the intellect and the senses, is Jesus Christ truly attractive? Does the description of man jibe with what is written about Him? And, does His amiability and attraction match the following? [i][u]Isaiah 53:1[/u][/i] [b]&quot;Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him , there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him ; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.&quot;[/b] [u]excerpts from purechristianity's CHRIST and satan in contrast[/u].
Back to top Profile Email
almario1
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 416

Other Topics
Posted: Mar 24, 2008 2:10:35 AM
[quote:46f41057ee="grumpybumpas"]Master teacher,master carpenter and reported to be the son of God. Not recorded to have ever writtin anything with no one on earth having any idea as to what he may have looked like.[/quote] GOD's Words that HE commanded to be written absolutely reveals on how JESUS CHRIST personally appeared. How does our Lord Jesus Christ look to many people? Perhaps, if He is to be described, many will say, &quot;Jesus is amiable and looks very merciful and kind. He is so attractive that we cannot help but to admire and praise Him. Hence, we always want to talk about, and desire to follow, Him.&quot; Who would not say such thing about our Creator and Savior? This will reveal that truth is very far from human perception. What is written, as truth about Jesus Christ, is exactly the opposite of what people perceive Him to be. Here is His &quot;physical&quot; appearance: [i][u]Revelation 5:6[/u][/i] [b]&quot; And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes…&quot;[/b] [i][u]Revelation 1:13[/u][/i] [b]&quot;And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man… 14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 …and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.&quot;[/b] Using the intellect and the senses, is Jesus Christ truly attractive? Does the description of man jibe with what is written about Him? And, does His amiability and attraction match the following? [i][u]Isaiah 53:1[/u][/i] [b]&quot;Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him , there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him ; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.&quot;[/b] [u]excerpts from purechristianity's CHRIST and satan in contrast[/u].
Back to top Profile Email
fil3232003
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 494

Other Topics
Posted: Mar 24, 2008 4:10:20 AM
How about identifying JESUS as He was nailed on the cross? 1. What do we &#8220;see&#8221; in Jesus when He said? Who is He? &#8226; Joh 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, [b]I thirst[/b]. 2. Who is JESUS when He said? &#8226; Luk 23:34 Then said Jesus, [b]Father, forgive them[/b]; [b]for they know not what they do[/b]. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. &#8226; Mat 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, [b]My God, my God[/b], [b]why hast thou forsaken me[/b]? 3. What does JESUS want to convey when He said? &#8226; Joh 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, [size=18]It is finished[/size]: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. While all professing Christians claim JESUS is their SAVIOR, REDEEMER, and the promised MESSIAH, why can they not agree on His true identity? * Some say, &#8220;Jesus is only a man and not God&#8221; * Others say, &#8220;Jesus is only a mighty God for there is a supreme or Almighty God&#8221; * Still others say, &#8220;Jesus Christ is the name of the Father and the Holy Spirit&#8221; * Many say, &#8220;Jesus is both God and man, and He is the second person of the Trinity&#8221; How many have pondered on these?
Back to top Profile Email
ric32bailey
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 84

Other Topics
Posted: Mar 27, 2008 7:45:57 AM
Subject: Quite easy
[size=18]It has been quite easy for me identifying our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. While before I used to see Him only as the Son of God, now His dual role as Father God as well is very clear to me.[/size]
Back to top Profile Email
ric32bailey
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 84

Other Topics
Posted: Apr 04, 2008 9:48:04 AM
I can &quot;see&quot; Jesus as the Father in the flesh who made the testament of salvation with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I read a testament can only be fulfilled with the death of the maker. Thus, Father God had to manifest Himself in the flesh, or take the form of a human being like us. Before I only saw Him as the Son of God.
Back to top Profile Email
almario1
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 416

Other Topics
Posted: Apr 04, 2008 2:11:38 PM
GOD, please don't let me to be double-minded at times from Words that YOU commanded to be written. Make me stedfast and persevere until the end. [b]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.[/b][/img]
Back to top Profile Email
aidatcortez
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 138

Other Topics
Posted: Apr 27, 2008 2:26:14 PM
JOHN 3:16 &quot;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.&quot; Correct me brethren if I'm wrong, but could it be that &quot;For He shall grow before Him&quot; said in Isaiah 53:2 explains the word &quot;begotten?&quot;
Back to top Profile Email
sandra3102
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 220

Other Topics
Posted: Apr 27, 2008 4:03:11 PM
I think the article on the CROSS THE ETERNAL SYMBOL FOR TRUTH sufficiently identifies JESUS. Isaiah 53:1-3 describe Jesus as He represents the TRUTH in the Word of God.
Back to top Profile Email
aidatcortez
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 138

Other Topics
Posted: Apr 27, 2008 10:30:30 PM
In the &quot;tagalog&quot; Bible this is how John 3:16 is written: Juan 3:16 &quot;Sapagka't gayon na lamang ang pagsinta ng Dios sa sanglibutan, na ibinigay niya ang kaniyang bugtong na Anak, upang ang sinomang sa kaniya'y sumampalataya ay huwag mapahamak, kundi magkaroon ng buhay na walang hanggan.&quot; What I'm asking is, could it be that the word &quot;begotten&quot; explains &quot;For he shall grow up before him?&quot; kasi sabi sa Isaias 53:2 sa tagalog, &quot;Sapagka't siya'y tumubo sa harap niya na gaya ng sariwang pananim...&quot; Tumubo Siya sa harapan Niya o nagkatawang-tao, ganoon ba? Kasi parang mali na &quot;bugtong na Anak&quot; ang sabihin.
Back to top Profile Email
mrwilson37
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 172

Other Topics
Posted: Apr 28, 2008 2:14:29 PM
I think begotten refers to the only one. As we know, he is the only one who is capable to show the way or to show how to become son of God. Nobody among chosen can do what Jesus did. So he is considered as the eldest among brethren, a model. It is one of his role. ----- Original Message ---- From: aidatcortez &lt;bibletalk@purechristianity.org&gt; To: bibletalk@purechristianity.org Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:30:31 PM Subject: RE: Who Is Jesus? In the &quot;tagalog&quot; Bible this is how John 3:16 is written: Juan 3:16 &quot;Sapagka't gayon na lamang ang pagsinta ng Dios sa sanglibutan, na ibinigay niya ang kaniyang bugtong na Anak, upang ang sinomang sa kaniya'y sumampalataya ay huwag mapahamak, kundi magkaroon ng buhay na walang hanggan.&quot; What I'm asking is, could it be that the word &quot;begotten&quot; explains &quot;For he shall grow up before him?&quot; kasi sabi sa Isaias 53:2 sa tagalog, &quot;Sapagka't siya'y tumubo sa harap niya na gaya ng sariwang pananim...&quot; Tumubo Siya sa harapan Niya o nagkatawang-tao, ganoon ba? Kasi parang mali na &quot;bugtong na Anak&quot; ang sabihin. Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=51733/*http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ]Try it now.[/url]
Back to top Profile Email
art.barga
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 290

Other Topics
Posted: May 01, 2008 11:19:49 AM
Isaiah 53:2 &#8220;[b][u]For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant,[/u][/b] and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. [b]Brethren,[/b] [b]In relation to above verse please find hereunder verses:[/b] Zecariah 6:12 &#8220;And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, [b][u]Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place[/u][/b], and [b]he shall build the temple of the LORD[/b]: [b]And He is the true vine as mentioned in:[/b] John 15:1 &#8220;[b][u]I am the true vine[/u][/b], and my Father is the husbandman. [b]As the brethren mentioned being the eldest among His brethren, he would grow before himself and be a model to show the way to the household of God the Father. [/b] John 15:5 &#8220;[b][u]I am the vine, ye are the branches[/u][/b]: [b]He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.[/b] [b]It is the spirit of the Lord that will grow amongst those who will believe, humble and follow Him. And this is what He does to the children of God as written in:[/b] John 15:2 &#8220;Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and [b][u]every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit[/u][/b]. Being the husbandman to the vine(grape-children of God), God will prune the beautiful appearance (abundant leaves that they have-natural man attributes) then the vine withered even at the verge of dying (as Paul the apostle as written in 1 Corinthian 15:31 &#8220;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230; in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily) and sap of which dripping as if crying because all its comeliness will be taken away then gradually from near death to springing up and begin to shoot out a new branch (humbled itself to the Lord) begin to bear fruit (of Holy spirit). [b]How I wish that every child of God will almost and always remain to endure the fight and the race we have to run leading to the way(Jesus).[/b] [b]From:[/b] mrwilson37 [mailto:bibletalk@purechristianity.org] [b]Sent:[/b] Monday, April 28, 2008 9:15 AM [b]To:[/b] bibletalk@purechristianity.org [b]Subject:[/b] RE: Who Is Jesus? I think begotten refers to the only one. As we know, he is the only one who is capable to show the way or to show how to become son of God. Nobody among chosen can do what Jesus did. So he is considered as the eldest among brethren, a model. It is one of his role. ----- Original Message ---- From: aidatcortez To: bibletalk@purechristianity.org ([email]bibletalk@purechristianity.org[/email]) Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:30:31 PM Subject: RE: Who Is Jesus? In the &quot;tagalog&quot; Bible this is how John 3:16 is written: Juan 3:16 &quot;Sapagka't gayon na lamang ang pagsinta ng Dios sa sanglibutan, na ibinigay niya ang kaniyang bugtong na Anak, upang ang sinomang sa kaniya'y sumampalataya ay huwag mapahamak, kundi magkaroon ng buhay na walang hanggan.&quot; What I'm asking is, could it be that the word &quot;begotten&quot; explains &quot;For he shall grow up before him?&quot; kasi sabi sa Isaias 53:2 sa tagalog, &quot;Sapagka't siya'y tumubo sa harap niya na gaya ng sariwang pananim...&quot; Tumubo Siya sa harapan Niya o nagkatawang-tao, ganoon ba? Kasi parang mali na &quot;bugtong na Anak&quot; ang sabihin. Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=51733/*http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ]Try it now.[/url]
Back to top Profile Email
Composer
Joined May 07, 2008
Posts: 42
Location:W. Australia

Other Topics
Posted: May 09, 2008 10:32:57 AM
Herald wrote in part . . . . EMMANUEL - Mt 1:23 &quot;God with Us&quot; . . . Composer responds: Matthew 1:23 (Isaiah 7:14) It is sometimes asserted that the name Immanuel - &quot;God is with us&quot; - given to Jesus proves that he is God. If that were so, then the child born soon after the prediction was given by Isaiah in the days of Ahaz, would also have been God. The name, however, does not tell us that Jesus is God, but that in his life God has intervened to save His people. The parents who in Old Testament times called their son Ithiel (Prov. 30:1) - &quot;God is with me&quot; - did not believe their offspring to be Deity. Names of this type indicate the divine event associated with the life of the individual so named. God, the Father of Jesus, was certainly with Israel as He worked through His unique Son. In the life of Jesus, the Son of God, God had visited His people. A Trinitarian scholar of the last century wrote: &quot;To maintain that the name Immanuel proves the doctrine [of the Deity of Jesus] is a fallacious argument, although many Trinitarians have urged it. Jerusalem is called 'Jehovah our Righteousness.' Is Jerusalem also Divine?&quot;36 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 36. Moses Stuart, Answer to Channing, cited in Concessions, 236. Thank you

Composer

Back to top Profile Email
fil3232003
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 494

Other Topics
Posted: May 09, 2008 8:09:21 PM
[quote:64744d5b4b="Composer"]Herald wrote in part . . . . EMMANUEL - Mt 1:23 &quot;God with Us&quot; . . . Composer responds: Matthew 1:23 (Isaiah 7:14) It is sometimes asserted that the name Immanuel - &quot;God is with us&quot; - given to Jesus proves that he is God. If that were so, then the child born soon after the prediction was given by Isaiah in the days of Ahaz, would also have been God. The name, however, does not tell us that Jesus is God, but that in his life God has intervened to save His people. The parents who in Old Testament times called their son Ithiel (Prov. 30:1) - &quot;God is with me&quot; - did not believe their offspring to be Deity. Names of this type indicate the divine event associated with the life of the individual so named. God, the Father of Jesus, was certainly with Israel as He worked through His unique Son. In the life of Jesus, the Son of God, God had visited His people. A Trinitarian scholar of the last century wrote: &quot;To maintain that the name Immanuel proves the doctrine [of the Deity of Jesus] is a fallacious argument, although many Trinitarians have urged it. Jerusalem is called 'Jehovah our Righteousness.' Is Jerusalem also Divine?&quot;36 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 36. Moses Stuart, Answer to Channing, cited in Concessions, 236. Thank you[/quote] Composer, no amount of human wisdom through the senses, intellect, and perception can truly and clearly identify Jesus Christ. Let us remember the TABOOS on matters pertaining to God and His words: Who would want to be cursed? Then trust people instead of God: • Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; [size=18]Cursed be the man that trusteth in man[/size], and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. How true is our trust in God? Who do not lean unto our own understanding regarding the word of God? Nothing can be concealed in the eyes of God. • Prov 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and [size=18]lean not unto thine own understanding. [/size] How many people are aware that they are being deceived their feeling? • Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: [size=18]who can know it?[/size] The foregoing are the causes why for more than 2 millennia the IDENTITY of Jesus Christ is yet to be settled by great theologians and Bible Scholars. And people are trusting these people!
Back to top Profile Email
cristinolese
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 122

Other Topics
Posted: May 10, 2008 4:32:36 AM
Subject: The truth
Why don’t we accept what God is telling us regarding His words? • Eze 20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, [size=18]Doth he not speak parables? [/size] • Psa 78:2 I will open my mouth in a [size=18]parable[/size]: I will utter [size=18]dark sayings of old[/size]: Did our Lord Jesus confirm the foregoing? • Mar 4:34 [size=18]But without a parable spake he not unto them[/size]: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. Did Peter, John, James, and other apostles take upon themselves the exposition of the word of God? • Mar 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and [size=18]when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. [/size] Did not Jesus demonstrate the foregoing? Who has not read about Jesus telling His listeners, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up”? But how many noticed the TWO CLASSES of listeners that are fully exposed, but because of spiritual blindness only “a few” see it? FIRST CLASS • Joh 2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? • Mat 27:40 And saying, [size=18]Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself[/size]. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. SECOND CLASS • Joh 2:21 But he spake of the temple of his body. • Joh 2:22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and [size=18]they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. [/size]
Back to top Profile Email
cristinolese
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 122

Other Topics
Posted: May 10, 2008 5:14:32 AM
It is for this reason of God speaking in PARABLES that Jesus Christ has not been clearly identified. The only way is for anybody to follow what is written - “be converted and become like a little child – an infant, suckling, babe” in the eyes of God. Then, • Isa 28:9 KJV Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? [size=18]them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. [/size] • Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that [b]thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,[/b] and [size=18]hast revealed them unto babes[/size]: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. • 2 Tim 3:15 And that [size=18]from a child [/size]thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Let us avoid the TABOOS earlier cited. Then we are on the first step to salvation: * Mat 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, [size=18]Except ye be converted, and become as little children[/size], ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. How can we be saved when we don't even know the GOD we profess to love? Let us remember there is a [size=18]false god[/size] counterfeiting the True One. * 2 Cor 4:4 In whom [size=18]the god[/size] of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. * 2 Cor 11:14 And no marvel; for [size=18]Satan[/size] himself is transformed into an angel of light. * 2 Cor 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the [size=18]ministers of righteousness[/size]... * 2 Cor 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, [size=18]transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ[/size].
Back to top Profile Email
cristinolese
Joined Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 122

Other Topics
Posted: May 10, 2008 5:41:55 AM
What is happening today, which the chosen of God clearly see, was demonstrated during the time of Christ. The Scribes and Pharisees who preached “righteousness” to the Jews were followed by many people. But let us listen to our Lord: • Mat 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are [size=18]full of extortion [/size]and [size=18]excess[/size]. What Jesus saw as “extortion and excess” is equally seen by His chosen few today. The Law on Tithes is applied to the &quot;letter&quot; of the word. • Mat 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, [size=18]cleanse first[/size] that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. The &quot;first&quot; clearly refers to the &quot;spirit&quot; before the &quot;letter&quot; of the word as later revealed to Paul. The “brand of righteousness” advocated by the Scribes and Pharisees simply applied to the “letter” of the word. Saul of Tarsus a Pharisee, before identifying the GOD he was serving, but now known as PAUL the apostle received this great revelation from God! • 2 Cor 3:6 Who also hath made us [b]able ministers of the new testament;[/b] [size=18]not of the letter[/size], [b]but of the spirit[/b]: [size=18]for the letter killeth[/size], but [b]the spirit giveth life[/b]. How many people today see these? &quot;Many&quot;, or Only &quot;a few&quot;
Back to top Profile Email
Composer
Joined May 07, 2008
Posts: 42
Location:W. Australia

Other Topics
Posted: May 10, 2008 9:20:33 AM
Jesus himself explained who he was. I can of mine own self do nothing: . . . (John 5:30) KJV . . . the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: . . . (John 14:10) KJV Paul also explains who Jesus was - Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [b][ that ] man whom he hath ordained[/b]; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men], in that [b]he hath raised him from the dead[/b]. {hath given...: or, offered faith} (Acts 17:31) KJV My Bold: Jesus Paul calls ' that man ' whom God both ordained and was rewarded by being raised from the dead. Scholars of the past are so much interested in their own opinions, they miss paying attention to what the Bible actually states. Cheers!

Composer

Back to top Profile Email
Forum Index » Discussion Boards » BibleTalk
  |<   <   1   2   >   >|