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The Rich Young Ruler

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The rich young ruler asked how he might inherit eternal life (Luke 18:18). The idea behind his question was what he could do in order for him to obtain it as a possession. He viewed it as he did the rest of his great possessions. Jesus told him, if this was truly what he desired, then all he needed to do was keep the commandments of God (Luke 18:20; cf. Leviticus 18:5). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 25, 2018 in Gospel of Luke


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What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?

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It can probably be assumed from the Genesis account of Adam and Eve that mankind was intended to live forever. Only by eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil would death enter our race. It seems that the original ideal was all but forgotten in the traditions of men, only the Jews preserve a tradition of the promise of a resurrection, but even they are not clear (at least up to the first century AD) as far as life after the resurrection was concerned. It wasn’t until New Testament times and the advent of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, preached by Jesus, that men began to wonder about living forever once more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Gospel of Luke


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The Revelation of the Mystery

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As I have said in a previous blogpost, Peter knew Jesus and witnessed what he said and did during his three and a half years of public ministry. Such knowledge, when believed, imparts joy, because the believer is shown how he is able to share in the inheritance of Christ—eternal or unending life. A special blessing is given to those of us who have not seen yet believe and love Jesus (1Peter 1:8; John 20:29) who is preached in the Gospel narratives, the record of the Apostles of Jesus. Our faith in and love for Jesus (1Peter 1:8) is expressed in our willingness to spread the Gospel (1Peter 1:9) to the end that others would be saved (cf. Matthew 28:18-20; Titus 2:14). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 11, 2016 in Epistles of Peter


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Jesus—the Bread of Life

Jesus claims to be to be the Bread of life that came down from God out of heaven (John 6:32-33, 38), and he went on to say that no one has everlasting life unless he eats Jesus’ flesh and drinks his blood (John 6:50-51, 53-54). A great deal of misunderstanding has occurred over the theme of this part of the Gospel of John, including some modern critics saying that this part of the Gospel of John was taken from the pagan religious rites dealing with Mithraism. So what is Jesus saying and can we be sure the understanding is not taken from paganism? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 7, 2011 in feeding the 5000


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The Two Resurrections

Jesus told Martha that he was the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:24), and here in John 5 Jesus was telling the Jewish authorities that there are two resurrections, one called the “Resurrection of Life” and the other called the “Resurrection of Judgment” (John 4:29). What does this mean? Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on May 5, 2011 in resurrection of the dead


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Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

When I was a kid my family never missed the TV program: To Tell the Truth. We really enjoyed trying to be the first one in our little group to pick the real McCoy. It was a lot of fun. But, you know, I have to wonder how many of us would recognize the real Jesus, if he came to us as though he could be a new neighbor or a traveling preacher. John tells us that most folks just didn’t know who Jesus was (John 1:10). Imagine! He created the whole world, but no one recognized him! He even came to the very people he had brought out of slavery and blessed so often, forgiving them when they broke their promises to him, yet, John reveals to us that even they would not receive him as one of their own (John 1:11). Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 30, 2011 in Christianity, Gospel, Religion


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Jesus’ Life is the Light of Men!

John tells us that in the Word was life and this life was the light of men (John 1:4). The Psalmist says: “With thee is the fountain of life; in thy light we shall see light” (Psalm 36:9). If I were to ask what the opposite of light is, probably everyone would say darkness. Isn’t that so? If I were to ask what is the opposite of life, most people would conclude non-existence or death. Isn’t this so? Here John makes light a synonym for life or perhaps consciousness. In a way this seems appropriate; doesn’t it? We do that ourselves; don’t we? We’ve heard people say, “I’ll knock his lights out;” or “The lights are on, but nobody’s home!” Light is often used even today as a synonym for life or consciousness. If someone is unconscious, he is not aware; it is like being in the dark. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 29, 2011 in Christianity, Religion, salvation


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