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Jesus ~ Yahweh ~ I AM…

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If we would allow ourselves to try to understand what our relationship with God was like before the fall of man, what would we see? If we could see that any change God made to reality as it was then, I think we would have to agree that such change would make God vulnerable, in that, he quite naturally accepts responsibility for all that occurs for the things he did. Therefore, when creating mankind God became, or more accurately, God made himself responsible for us—his creation. I believe this is one of the many things that John reveals to us in the Prologue to his Gospel (John 1:1-18). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2010 in Christianity, Religion, seeing God

 

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No One Has Ever Seen God!

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The Prologue of John ends with verse-18 of the first chapter of his Gospel. This is his introduction to the life and ministry of Jesus our Savior. John says that no man has ever seen God, but if this is so, how can we conclude that Jesus is God, since so many in the first century CE have seen Jesus? Obviously, John is speaking in terms of God in his glorious form or spiritual essence (John 4:24). If this were not true, then how would we explain Abraham walking and speaking with God in the plain of Mamre (Genesis 18), or how would we explain Moses with God on Sinai? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2010 in Christianity, Godhead, Religion

 

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Mercy and Truth Came to us by Jesus

What John has given us at this point is an entirely different worldview than was held either by Judaism or the pagan world. What Moses gave us was that there is a single cause for all that is. Polytheism believes there were many forces (gods) that collided and produced the world in which we live. In fact, mankind and our physical world are but a reflection of that of the gods. We don’t even belong to the real world, according to the worldview held by the great empires of the ancient world. Judaism alone taught “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” and that he is the single cause of all that is. Because he is the single cause, it is possible to have a single Lawgiver who is in control of everything, and far from being a mere emanation of the gods, we are real, part of a real world and answerable to our Creator for what we do. This was the Law that came through Moses and the God he introduced to Israel. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2010 in Christianity, Godhead, Religion

 

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Jesus—The Fullness of God!

From time to time I need to recall that it is not God’s intention to bless me specifically. In all actuality God, the Father doesn’t give me anything. Don’t misunderstand; I don’t mean to imply God doesn’t love us or intend to provide for us, but he doesn’t do anything specifically to or for anyone. He so loved the world—all of us in general—that he gave his only begotten Son, and there in lay all that we shall ever need from God! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2010 in Christianity, Godhead, Religion

 

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Jesus Existed Before John!

John was sent by God to identify Jesus and to prepare the way before him. The Scriptures seem to show John was to comfort the common people, encouraging them and lifting them up because they were oppressed. On the other hand he was to confront the oppressors, those who ruled the Jews and eventually this cost him his life. It seems the Jewish leadership had a bone of contention with John concerning his baptism (John 3:25), because his baptism of repentance probably seemed to them to compete with the ceremonial cleansing performed in the Temple according to the Law of Moses (cp. Luke 2:22). Immediately after the dispute with the Jewish leaders, John was cast into prison (cp. John 3:24; John 4:1-3), so it is very possible that it was through the Pharisees’ conspiring with the Herodians that John was arrested (cp. Mark 3:6; 12:13). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2010 in Christianity, Godhead, Religion

 

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God Was Manifest in the Flesh

I cannot leave John 1:14 with merely one posting. There is so much more here than is apparent with a mere reading of the words. Probably such should have to be the case, if one wished to claim that the Creator of the universe and all that is in it was coming into the world. How does one say that in an effective and clear manner? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2010 in Christianity, Godhead, Religion

 

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How Can Darkness Comprehend Light?

If the world, including God’s people, lived in darkness at the time of Jesus, how could God expect anyone to comprehend who Jesus really was? Is darkness able to comprehend light? Can both exist together? Reason alone would tell us that darkness exists where there is no light, and where light exists, there can be no darkness. This is a paradox. Is it not? History shows that men did believe Jesus, but not all. Nevertheless, how could any have believed in him, if the tools of understanding whereby we could recognize our Savior were taken away by a wrong worldview? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2010 in Christianity, Godhead, Religion

 

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