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"In The Beginning Was THE WORD..."

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Posted Sep 28, 2007 at 3:04:25 AM
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"[b]Every Scripture Is God Breathed[/b] and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished for every good work." 2 Tim 3:16. (Literal Greek) [b]Our Creator Spoke The Worlds Into Existence[/b]: "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Heb 11:3. "Who (Jesus) being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding [b]ALL THINGS[/b] by the Word of His power..." Heb 1:3. [b]The First Challenge to The Word Of God[/b] was in the garden of Eden, when Satan queried, "Hath God said...?" Gen 3:1. [b]The Word = The Law[/b]: In Psalm 119, the word, "Word," is used, interchangeably, with, "law," "commandments," "judgments," "precepts," "statutes," "testimonies." [b]We Are Born Again By The Word[/b]: "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever." 1 Pe 1:23; Ja 1:18; John 15:3; Eph 5:25,26. [b]Obeying His Word Keeps Us From Sin[/b]: "Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee." Ps 119:11. "But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers, only, deceiving your own selves." Ja 1:22. [b]His Word Guides Us[/b]: "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Ps 119:105,67,103. [b]His Word Is Bread To Our Spirit[/b]: Jesus said, "It is written, Man shall not live by bread, alone, but, by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Mt 4:4. "...I have esteemed the Words of His mouth more than my necessary food." Job 23:12. "Thy Words were found, and I did eat them; and thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart..." Jer 15:16. [b]Faith Comes By The Word[/b]: "So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." Rom 10:17. The Roman Centurion...said...but, speak the Word, only, and my servant shall be healed." Mt 8:8. Jesus responded, "Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel." Mt 8:10. [b]Healing And Deliverance Come By The Word[/b]: "He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions." Ps 107:20. [b]Tradition Renders The Word Of God, Useless[/b]: Mt 15:1-9. [b]Those Who Obey God's Word Are More Blessed Than Mary[/b]: "...a certain woman...said unto Him, "Blessed is the womb that bare thee and the paps which thou hast sucked." But, He (Jesus) said, "Yea, rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God and keep it." Lu 11:27,28. [b]We Are To Tremble At His Word[/b]: "...but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my Word." Isa 66:2. [b]Jesus Quoted Scripture In Spiritual Warfare With Satan[/b]: "It is written..." Mt 4:4,7,10. "And take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God." Eph 6:17. "For the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Heb 4:12. [b]We Are To Search The Scriptures To Verify What We Are Taught[/b]: "The Bereans were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, searching the Scriptures, daily, whether those things were so." Acts 17:11. [b]The Disciples Spoke The Word Of God[/b]: "...ye received the Word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God..." 1 Thess 2:13. [b]Men & Women Are Martyred For The Word Of God[/b]: "And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar, the souls of them that were slain for the Word of God..." Rev 6:9. [b]And, Most Significant Of All - JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD[/b]: "That which is from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled of the Word of life..." 1 John 1:1. "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, [b]THE WORD[/b], and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one." 1 John 5:7. "In the beginning was The Word and The Word was with God, and [b]THE WORD WAS GOD[/b]...and The Word became flesh and dwelt among us." John 1. "And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and [b]HIS NAME IS CALLED THE WORD OF GOD[/b]." Rev 19:13. All praise to the expired ("breathed out") Word of the living God!
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Posted: Sep 30, 2007 2:22:29 PM
[quote:6456af1042="herald"]"[b]Every Scripture Is God Breathed[/b] and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished for every good work." 2 Tim 3:16. (Literal Greek) All praise to the expired ("breathed out") Word of the living God![/quote] I can “see” the Scripture or Holy Bible is God’s letter to us who, like a man who cannot personally write, just DICTATED it to his trusted men. Therefore, the words contained therein are God’s REPRESENTATION that “cannot be separated or estranged” from Him. The Holy Bible is absolute and unquestionable that people aspiring to have eternal life with God have to believe and follow according to His instructions or direction: God’s words are expressed in parables: • Eze 20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables? • Psa 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Jesus Christ did not speak except in parables: • Mar 4:34 [b]But without a parable spake he not unto them:[/b] and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. Only Christ can expound on the words in the Holy Bible, not Peter, John, James, Paul, and much more professing “apostles of Christ” today: • Mar 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and [b]when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. [/b] In view thereof, DIVINE knowledge and wisdom emanate only from God, thus: • Jam 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, [b]let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally[/b], and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. • 1 Joh 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and [b]ye need not that any man teach you:[/b] but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. Christ’s chosen “apostles, evangelists, prophets, teachers, and pastors” (Eph. 4:11) are only His mouthpiece that divine knowledge can never come from them. Thus “false prophets and apostles” are exposed by the way they act, taking upon them the honor and glory that is only due to God. His way of exposing them is expressed in the following: • Mat 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi (or [b]Teacher, Pastor, Shepherd)[/b]: for one is your Master, even Christ; and [b]all ye are brethren. [/b] • Mat 23:9 And [b]call no man your father[/b] upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. • Psa 111:9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: [b]holy[/b] and [b]reverend[/b] is his name. Divine knowledge and wisdom is endowed only to spiritual “suckling or babes” and never to the “wise and the prudent.” God is alluding to people typified by the Doctors/ Lawyer/ Teacher of the law, and the Scribes and Pharisees during the time of our Lord: • Isa 28:9 (KJV only) Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? [b]them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. [/b] • Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and [b]hast revealed them unto babes:[/b] even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. In view of the foregoing, how many of professing Christians today believe and accept the following taboos? • Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; [b]Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,[/b] and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. • Prov 3:5 [u]Trust in the LORD with all thine heart[/u]; and [b]lean not unto thine own understanding. [/b] • Jer 17:9 [b]The heart is deceitful above all things,[/b] and desperately wicked: who can know it? As a result, how many are worthy to be with God in His eternal kingdom? • Many, or only a • Few Therefore, a test for TRUST in God: • Believe and accept, or • Reject the foregoing truth?
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Posted: Sep 30, 2007 7:16:36 PM
Amen... When Peter, counseled Jesus, that, He didn't, really, need to go to the cross, Jesus looked at him, and said, "Get thee, behind me, Satan!" When James and John wanted to follow (denominational?) precedent and call fire down from heaven upon the Samaritans (as Elijah had done), Jesus said, "You know not what spirit you are of!" When Jesus said, that, one of His disciples would betray Him, none of them knew who it was, yet, Satan filled the heart of Judas and he betrayed the Lord. These disciples were with Jesus, 24/7, yet, when they trusted in their own understanding, became tools of Satan, who was trying to thwart God's plan. So, who do we think, that, we are, when, we interject our own opinions and traditions? We are walking upon dangerous ground. Jesus, also, said, that the Word would judge each one of us: "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day, For I have not spoken of myself; but[b] the Father which sent me, HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT, what I should say, and what I should speak.[/b] And I know that His commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak, therefore, [b]even as the Father said unto me, so I speak[/b]." John 12:48-50. "He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked." 1 John 2:6. And, we will give an account for every idle word, that, we speak. Sobering words...We should speak God's word, alone - no more, and no less.
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Posted: Oct 01, 2007 9:32:25 AM
[quote:759e05dd60="herald"]"[b]Every Scripture Is God Breathed[/b] and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished for every good work." 2 Tim 3:16. (Literal Greek) [b]The First Challenge to The Word Of God[/b] was in the garden of Eden, when Satan queried, "Hath God said...?" Gen 3:1. [[b]Jesus Quoted Scripture In Spiritual Warfare With Satan[/b]: "It is written..." Mt 4:4,7,10. [b]We Are To Search The Scriptures To Verify What We Are Taught[/b]: "The Bereans were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, searching the Scriptures, daily, whether those things were so." Acts 17:11. [b]The Disciples Spoke The Word Of God[/b]: "...ye received the Word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God..." 1 Thess 2:13. [/quote] Herald, you have presented God’s clear demonstrations how “many people” ignore these taboos or “forbidden fruits” (Jer 17:5, Prov 3:5, Jer 17:9,) in their “trek to eternal life.” I have yet to hear doctrines of [i]Christian[/i] sects and denominations that have not embraced these “forbidden fruits of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” • Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: • Gen 2:17 But of the [b]tree of the knowledge [/b](Jer 17:5, Prov 3:5) [b] of good and evil [/b](Jer 17:9, Mat 15:9), thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Click for reference: WHAT REALLY IS THE SPIRITUAL SIN OF EVE? http://www.purechristianity.org/index.php/news/What_Really_is_the_SPIRITUAL_Sin_of_Eve “Eating the forbidden fruits” came about man’s preference for human rule over God’s leadership in spiritual matters: • 1 Sam 8:4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel… 5 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old… [b]now make us a king [/b]to judge us like all the nations. • 1 Sam 8:6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. • 1 Sam 8:7 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for [u]they have not rejected thee,[/u] [b]but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. [/b] Samuel warned the people of the “king” (religious leader) that would rule over them. Read the article on [b]Tithe and Offering [/b]and see how this relates to the “tenth of your seed” in the following: • 1 Sam 8:15 And [b]he will take the tenth of your seed[/b], and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. The serpent succeeded in his temptation in Eden, and now we read the following: 2 Cor 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 2 Cor 4:4 In whom the god 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. “Many people” prefer to follow the “wise and the prudent” (Luk 10:21) whom they believe to be “apostles of Christ.” • 2 Cor 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. • 2 Cor 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. These “[i]apostles of Christ[/i]” preach “righteousness based only on the dictate of the intellect and feeling” (man’s standard), by taking the “letter” of the word (2 Cor 3:6). * 2 Cor 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; [b]not of the letter[/b], but of the spirit: [b]for the letter killeth[/b], but the spirit giveth life. Unknown to them this is the very temptation of the serpent to Eve. Eve, a woman, represents the people. Therefore the people are "spiritual women" in th eyes of God. * Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, [b]there is neither male nor female[/b]: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. In the eyes of God, the people are "spiritual women" as the chosen are His wife. Isa 54:5 For thy [size=18]Make[/size]r is thine [size=18]husband[/size]; the LORD of hosts is his name...
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Posted: Oct 02, 2007 2:55:11 AM
[quote:d11f996baf="herald"]"[b]Every Scripture Is God Breathed[/b] and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished for every good work." 2 Tim 3:16. (Literal Greek) [/quote] If “Every Scripture is God breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished for every good work," how come we do not hear from Doctors of Theology, Preachers, Priests, and Ministers, the following warning? • 2 Cor 3:6 Who also hath made us [u]able ministers of the new testament[/u]; [b]not of the letter[/b], but of the spirit: [b]for the letter killeth[/b], but the spirit giveth life. Our Lord Jesus demonstrated the application of this warning in the following when He told His listeners: • Joh 2:19 Jesus … said …Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. There are two kinds of listeners. To which group do we belong? FIRST GROUP – VIOLATORS OF THE FOLLOWING PROHIBITION: • Prov 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and l[b]ean not unto thine own understanding. [/b] Let us look at the “fruit of their intellect,” one of the fruits of the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” (Gen. 2:17): • Joh 2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and [b]wilt thou rear it up in three days? [/b] • Mat 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple and [b]buildest it in three days, save thyself[/b]. If thou be the Son of God, [b]come down from the cross. [/b] SECOND GROUP – CHRIST’S APOSTLES/DISCIPLES HAVING COMPLETE TRUST IN GOD: • Prov 3:5 [b]Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;[/b] and lean not unto thine own understanding. Let us look at the “fruit of the Tree of Life” that they “ate,” which is the virtue of patience and trust in God: • 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 [b]they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. [/b] DEMONSTRATION FOR TODAY The type of Nicodemus, a renowned Preacher of the word; Jesus told him: • Joh 3:3 Jesus … said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus violating the prohibition in Prov 3:5, 2 Cor 3:6. • Joh 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? The counterpart of Nicodemus today must be laughing at him, for taking the “letter” of the word. Therefore they do not preach the “letter” of the word, but look if they do not violate Prov 3:5. Salvation is made easy. [i]“Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and savior of your life,” then you will “born again.”[/i] Hundreds of millions would be saved with this “simple formula for salvation.” Jesus Christ in His entire ministry where “great multitudes followed Him” but left when they could not understanding what He was saying. “Only a few” truly believed in Him who deserved to receive the Holy Spirit at Pentecost: • Act 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an [b]hundred and twenty[/b],) Today, for violating the prohibition in Prov 3:5, the beneficiaries of the preaching for violating: * Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; [b]Cursed be the man that trusteth in man[/b], and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. They became VICTIMS of our Lord Jesus’ sharp rebuke in: • Joh 8:19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: i[b]f ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. [/b] Why do we hear from “Doctors of Theology, Preachers, Pastors, Priests, and Ministers” the following for trying to elude this rebuke? [i]“The infinite Father God cannot be truly and fully identified with the finite mind of man. To do so, we would be like Him. Therefore just believe in the Trinity, for if you try to comprehend its mystery you will lose your mind, and to deny it you will lose your soul.[/i] FOR THE COUNTERPART of the Apostles/Disciples, they fully trust our Lord for His exposition of being “born again.” Please click: http://www.purechristianity.org/index.php?module=articles&func=display&ptid=1&aid=64 "BORN AGAIN”, THE KEY TO SALVATION We are inviting comments for clarification or refutation.
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Posted: Oct 02, 2007 2:56:52 AM
[quote:e8f65af596="herald"]"[b]Every Scripture Is God Breathed[/b] and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished for every good work." 2 Tim 3:16. (Literal Greek) [/quote] If “Every Scripture is God breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished for every good work," how come we do not hear from Doctors of Theology, Preachers, Priests, and Ministers, then let us heed the following warning: • 2 Cor 3:6 Who also hath made us [u]able ministers of the new testament[/u]; [b]not of the letter[/b], but of the spirit: [b]for the letter killeth[/b], but the spirit giveth life. * Mar 4:34 [u]But without a parable spake he not unto them:[/u] and when they were alone,[b] he expounded all things to his disciples[/b]. Our Lord Jesus demonstrated the foregoing when He told His listeners: • Joh 2:19 Jesus … said …Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. There are two kinds of listeners. To which group do we belong? FIRST GROUP – VIOLATORS OF THE FOLLOWING PROHIBITION: • Prov 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and l[b]ean not unto thine own understanding. [/b] Let us look at the “fruit of their intellect,” one of the fruits of the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” (Gen. 2:17): • Joh 2:20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and [b]wilt thou rear it up in three days? [/b] • Mat 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple and [b]buildest it in three days, save thyself[/b]. If thou be the Son of God, [b]come down from the cross. [/b] SECOND GROUP – CHRIST’S APOSTLES/DISCIPLES HAVING COMPLETE TRUST IN GOD: • Prov 3:5 [b]Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;[/b] and lean not unto thine own understanding. Let us look at the “fruit of the Tree of Life” that they “ate,” which is the virtue of patience and trust in God: • 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 [b]they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. [/b] DEMONSTRATION FOR TODAY The type of Nicodemus, a renowned Preacher of the word; Jesus told him: • Joh 3:3 Jesus … said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus violating the prohibition in Prov 3:5, 2 Cor 3:6. • Joh 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? The counterpart of Nicodemus today must be laughing at him, for taking the “letter” of the word. Therefore they do not preach the “letter” of the word, but look if they do not violate Prov 3:5. Salvation is made easy. [i]“Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and savior of your life,” then you will “born again.”[/i] Hundreds of millions would be saved with this “simple formula for salvation.” Jesus Christ in His entire ministry where “great multitudes followed Him” but left when they could not understanding what He was saying. “Only a few” truly believed in Him who deserved to receive the Holy Spirit at Pentecost: • Act 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an [b]hundred and twenty[/b],) Today, for violating the prohibition in Prov 3:5, the beneficiaries of the preaching for violating: * Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; [b]Cursed be the man that trusteth in man[/b], and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. They became VICTIMS of our Lord Jesus’ sharp rebuke in: • Joh 8:19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: i[b]f ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. [/b] Why do we hear from “Doctors of Theology, Preachers, Pastors, Priests, and Ministers” the following for trying to elude this rebuke? [i]“The infinite Father God cannot be truly and fully identified with the finite mind of man. To do so, we would be like Him. Therefore just believe in the Trinity, for if you try to comprehend its mystery you will lose your mind, and to deny it you will lose your soul.[/i] FOR THE COUNTERPART of the Apostles/Disciples, they fully trust our Lord for His exposition of being “born again.” Please click: http://www.purechristianity.org/index.php?module=articles&func=display&ptid=1&aid=64 "BORN AGAIN”, THE KEY TO SALVATION We are inviting comments for clarification or refutation.
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Posted: Oct 07, 2007 6:09:35 PM
[quote:4566e499f1="herald"]"[b]Every Scripture Is God Breathed[/b] and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished for every good work." 2 Tim 3:16. (Literal Greek) [b]Healing And Deliverance Come By The Word[/b]: "He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions." Ps 107:20. [/quote] What kind "healing and deliverance from destructions?" 1. The general belief dictated by human understanding/interpretation of the word of God: * Physical healing of the body. * Literal deliverance from physical harm and material destructions. 2. Divine revelation from the word of God: * Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; [size=18]the flesh profiteth nothing[/size]: the [size=18]words[/size] that I speak unto you, [size=18]they are spirit,[/size] and they are life. [size=12][/size] * 2 Cor 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, [size=18]but at the things which are not seen:[/size] for the things which are seen are temporal; but [size=18]the things which are not seen are eternal[/size]. * Demonstration - The man born blind: Joh 9:37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that [b]they which see might be made blind. [/b] Joh 9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Joh 9:41 Jesus said unto them, [b]If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. [/b]
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Posted: Oct 08, 2007 2:50:37 PM
Why did lord Jesus have told the Pharisees are blind since what they preach is come from the word of God? Does it mean their followers are blind too? What is the basis? ----- Original Message ---- From: cristinolese <bibletalk@purechristianity.org> To: bibletalk@purechristianity.org Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2007 6:09:38 PM Subject: RE: "In The Beginning Was THE WORD..." [b]herald wrote:[/b] "Every Scripture Is God Breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; so that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished for every good work." 2 Tim 3:16. (Literal Greek) Healing And Deliverance Come By The Word: "He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions." Ps 107:20. What kind "healing and deliverance from destructions?" 1. The general belief dictated by human understanding/interpretation of the word of God: * Physical healing of the body. * Literal deliverance from physical harm and material destructions. 2. Divine revelation from the word of God: * Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. * 2 Cor 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. * Demonstration - The man born blind: Joh 9:37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. Joh 9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? Joh 9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. Building a website is a piece of cake. Yahoo! Small Business gives you [url=http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=48251/*http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/webhosting/?p=PASSPORTPLUS]all the tools to get online.[/url]
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Posted: Dec 09, 2007 10:03:49 AM
In the Hebrew, Isaiah 53:4 says, "Surely He has borne our sicknesses and pains..." Mt 8:16,17 says, "When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His Word and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." Jesus bore our sin, sickness and pain in His body upon the cross. The word, "salvation" means, "healing, health and deliverance." Although, I come from an extended family of six doctors and six nurses, Jesus has been my Healer for, almost, forty years. The best book, that, I have read on divine healing is [u]Christ,The Healer[/u], by F.F.Bosworth. I, highly, recommend it.
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Posted: Dec 10, 2007 9:27:23 AM
[quote="herald"]In the Hebrew, Isaiah 53:4 says, "Surely He has borne our sicknesses and pains..." Mt 8:16,17 says, "When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast out the spirits with His Word and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." Jesus bore our sin, sickness and pain in His body upon the cross. The word, "salvation" means, "healing, health and deliverance." Although, I come from an extended family of six doctors and six nurses, Jesus has been my Healer for, almost, forty years. The best book, that, I have read on divine healing is [u]Christ,The Healer[/u], by F.F.Bosworth. I, highly, recommend it.[/quote [b]God’s demonstration vs. Human understanding on HEALING[/b] Our Lord Jesus opened the eyes of the “man born blind” in Joh 9. HUMAN UNDERSTANDING: • The man could not see things since birth. • After the miracle, the man could then see things around him. • “Many” people praise our Lord for this great miracle. GOD/JESUS’ DEMONSTRATION: Jesus told His listeners: • The Scribes and Pharisees, and the people following them, were never seen to be literally blind as they were not groping on the streets in their walk. Jesus gave this parable: Mat 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. • Therefore, the “man born blind” must have literally seen the things around him for he was not literally blind. • But this “man born blind” like the Scribes and Pharisees and the people following them, was “blind” because, like them, before receiving healing from our Lord He did not recognize Him. • But thereafter: Joh 9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36 He answered and said, [b]Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? [/b] Joh 9:37 And Jesus said unto him, [b]Thou hast both seen him[/b], and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And [b]he worshipped him. [/b] The Scribes and Pharisees did not worship our Lord. Therefore Jesus’ demonstration of healing the sick of “opening the eyes of the blind.” Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that [size=18]they which see not might see[/size]; and [b]that they which see might be made blind. [/b] Joh 9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, [b]Are we blind also? [/b] Joh 9:41 Jesus said unto them, [b]If ye were blind, ye should have no sin:[/b] but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth. How many people noticed the following? Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; [size=18]the flesh profiteth nothing[/size]: the [size=18]words[/size] that I speak unto you, they [size=18]are spirit[/size], and they are life. 2 Cor 4:18 While we look [b]not at the things which are seen[/b], but at the things which are not seen: [b]for the things which are seen are temporal;[/b] but the things which are not seen are eternal.
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