What do we call a generation that decided there are over 150 genders?
This is a generation that thinks they are better educated and scientifically minded, but spirituality, morality, and the inclination to take God at his word are transcendent. It is a case of giving to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.
Conversely, it is also a case of getting from God the things that are God’s and getting from Caesar the things that are Caesar’s.
This generation can hardly describe what happened to the last generation, they know little of their own history, and they are victims of their own crumbling transient culture, rather than followers of something classically new or even remotely attractive.
We know that foxes are always ready to raid the hen house and hens never act like foxes – but we don’t seem to know why
Everyone acts according to their own nature, and that is the easiest way to introduce the most fundamental truth about human nature as described in the bible.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1Cor 2:14)
Spiritual people, conversely, never act or think like natural (unspiritual) people. They have the word of God working in them and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to give them unction and guidance.
Because natural men and women won’t even consider the sovereign authority of God they always fall into the trap of ignorance. They may be highly intelligent and have a great deal of savvy in many areas, yet spiritual things fly over their heads like a B-52 on a mission.
The three major facts unbelievers never discern
First, most unbelievers think that the Christians are a bunch of people who strongly believe in the Bible. They often think the believers are just deluded folk, caught up in the poetry, allegory and spurious history of a very ancient book of pious platitudes.
Real Christians think that book is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible revealed will and counsel of the Living God. They don’t just believe it, but they live by it – and they are willing to die by it as well.
We invite unbelievers to our source, but we cannot force or drag them to it – They have the same power of choice we did on the day we decided that Christ meant what he said about everlasting life.
Christ declared very simply that when you’re dead – you are just not dead.
Having walked out of his own tomb is why we tend to take him seriously.
Secondly, between one quarter to one third of the Bible is prophecy. It gives fair warning to all mankind. It cannot be altered, but it can, and unfortunately will be largely ignored.
Prophecy even warns that prophecy will not be believed as the days darken and the return of Christ approaches.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (2Pet 3:3-4)
Even worse is the prophetic promise that as the last days approach God will lift his hand from us and he will allow us to wander in any direction we may desire.
Wander we will!
Thirdly, unbelievers are loathe to admit that their inspiration comes from the Devil or Satan directly. They may think they are the captains of their own destiny, but God declares that they are all under the direct or indirect influence of the god of this world.
They have indirect influence if they follow the crowd, the acceptable doctrine, behaviors, and trends. They are guided directly if they do, or are involved in great evils and perversions.
Devils and demons are for people not for parlor tricks. The promise of scripture is that billions of devils are set free to roam the earth in the last days. They all find homes, or as the Bible says “hosts” – that is people.
Satan clearly admits that he controls people, communities, cities, kingdoms, and nations – but people who don’t believe God are also reticent to believe Satan.
“And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.” (Luke 4:5-6)
Finally, Satan also made an offer.
“If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” (Luke 4:7)
In our beleaguered nation it is abundantly apparent that many have taken him up on his offer.
Here is the alternative.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Ro 10:9-10)
For the most part, Americans have shunned God, spit in His face at every opportunity, even as He’s blessed this country
By Rob Pue, Publisher – Wisconsin Christian News
Were you expecting a “Red Wave” on November 8th? Why would you think that? Did you forget about the presidential election of 2020? We were still using the same, easily manipulated electronic voting machines. Even after the “People” demanded a redress of grievances for an obviously stolen election on January 6 of ‘21, it was the PEOPLE who were persecuted and prosecuted. Congress never addressed “Election Reform” in any way, so we still had mail-in ballots, an abundance of questionable absentee ballots, and ballots mysteriously showing up after election day. And in this age of computerization and electronic ease, it’s still taking more than a week, in some areas, to complete the counting. How stupid do they think we are? Nevermind — they know how stupid we are.
Even when millions were outraged at the arrogant election steal of 2020, and after presenting irrefutable evidence of such, the People, being brainwashed by the Mainstream Media and just plain tired of it all, just gave up and gave in and accepted the usurper in the White House as being “legitimate,” but with an asterisk. But that was not the first time our elections were rigged — just the most blatant example. Our elections have been maniupulated for decades. It’s no longer who is “elected,” but rather who is selected. And in case you don’t realize it, we the People, aren’t doing the selecting and haven’t for years. An obvious example might be the junior senator from Illinois who suddenly became “president” after having done nothing whatsoever, other than learn to lie convincingly.
And yes, today, I’m speaking of politics — something we’ve been trained to believe that Christians are supposed to keep their grubby hands off of, especially so-called “pastors.” Today’s modern American Pastors wouldn’t speak on anything that could even remotely be considered a “political” issue if their lives depended on it. Actually, they do depend on it…as do the lives of the sheep they’re supposed to be leading. Not to mention their children and grandchildren.
As go the pulpits, so goes the nation. Our pastors’ lack of courage to address the vital issues of the day, and teach their people what the Bible has to say about all these matters is THE sole reason our country is now in total collapse. Forget the “slippery slope” we were on in the 1980s and ‘90s. We’ve long since descended into the abyss. That “slippery slope” is now just a pleasant memory of days gone by… we only WISH we could go back, and have the guts to do something to avert the disaster that is 2022.
You cannot separate “Church” and “State” in a nation that was established by God’s mercy and grace, and whose Founding Fathers not only knew this, but enshrined the Word of God in our country’s sacred foundational documents, carved into stone in our nation’s capitol, built into legislation they passed and worked hard to ensure God and His Holy Word would be studied and revered by children of future generations.
But here we are. Now, we go to church on Sunday, daring not to speak a word about so-called “politics” to anyone, and then go vote on Tuesday, looking to the Republicans as our Great Saviors.
Honestly, I’m done using the verbiage of the Establishment State. Let’s call things as they are. Instead of “Democrats” and “Republicans,” let’s use the proper terms: “Communists” and “Politicians.” Because that’s what we’re really dealing with and it’s time we acknowledge it. I’ve heard people call the Democratic party “demonic,” and I have no doubt it most definitely is. But the other wing of the demon is still part of the same demon. Some may honor God with their lips, but when are we going to learn that none of them can be trusted, any more than we’d trust a telemarketer?
Show me some FRUIT and then they may earn a bit of my trust. Simply having the letter “R” after your name means nothing to me, and it shouldn’t mean anything to you. The lesser of two evils is still evil — and the Communists and Politicians have earned my disdain. If you don’t feel the same way, I feel sorry for you that you’re so mislead.
“Democrats” and “Republicans;” “Left” and “Right” are nothing more than buzz words used to divide us. Even when the so-called “good guys” have held majorities in office, very little good has come of it. Not only do they NOT advance the righteous agendas of God — they don’t even fight for the very things they claim to stand for while on the campaign trail.
And isn’t it amazing how these people go to DC and suddenly get a six-figure income for working less than half a year; but they actually become multi-millionaires or billionaires before they leave office — if they ever do. How does that happen? And why doesn’t anyone ever really ask those questions? Not to mention, the hefty pensions they receive for the rest of their lives if they ever do retire or are somehow “voted out.”
Now, we’re supposed to believe that a majority of voters actually CHOSE to re-hire those who shut down businesses and churches; forced us to wear bacteria-laden facemasks to enter a store, school or use public transportation; conspired with Big Pharma to push a series of KNOWN deadly, de-population shots and show proof of our jab status to enter restaurants, travel or stay in hotels…
Forced these shots into adults lest they lose their livelihoods; forced these shots into our children, rendering them sterile, with serious life-long illnesses and killing others; purposely destroyed our energy independence, causing massive spikes in costs to operate our cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships — not to mention heat our homes; purposely neutered our US military, leaving us virtually defenseless at a time when they’ve ALSO led us to the brink of hot, kinetic war…
Opened our borders to foreign invaders and handed them, on average $4000 a month in “benefits” along with free housing and food, while our senior citizens subsist on $1200 a month; brainwashed our kids to hate their parents and their country; brainwashed our kids until they develop “gender dysphoria — a phenomenon that has risen by 4000% just in the past two years alone; pumped pornography into our schools; cheered sodomites as the most “courageous” among us; have blatantly stated they’re pushing for Marxism, Democratic Socialism and Communism…
Thrust us into an economic depression; have attempted to force us into the Green New Deal; have stolen children from parents; labeled parents who care as “the most dangerous threat to our democracy” — those “domestic terrorists;” imprisoned without charges, without bail and without representation all who dare voice dissent. Sent billions of dollars to Ukraine — one of the most corrupt countries on Earth and the epicenter of money-laundering for the Globalists, Communists and Politicians.
I could go on. Suffice to say, the United States of America has become the laughing stock of the world. We’re now officially a third-world country…. just as Barack Hussein Obama intended, and is now implementing in his “third term.”
In some political races November 8th, the Politicians beat the Communists — but only by less than 1%. In other races, the Communists beat the Politicians by similar margins. If we’re to believe these numbers, presented to us by the Mainstream Media, which 85% of Americans say they do not trust, then this country really IS divided. And perhaps it’s true. Maybe they really HAVE brainwashed half the country to believe that evil is good and good is evil. If that’s the case, it won’t take much longer before every thought of every person is only evil all the time.
This didn’t have to happen. Things didn’t need to be this way. If only we’d stood up — in the “before times” — when “all” we faced was that “slippery slope.” I’ve been warning of this for nearly 25 years now. A few understood and saw this coming too, and some took action. Most thought I was nuts. Especially the pastors, who will have nothing whatsoever to do with me and absolutely HATE our truth-telling newspaper, Wisconsin Christian News. I guess you can lead a person to the truth but you can’t make them think.
Again, this all goes back to the destruction of the American Church. As goes the Church, so goes the Family. As goes the Family, so goes the Nation. Or a simplified version, which I mentioned previously: As goes the Pulpit, So goes the Nation. Either way, it comes down to worldly, carnal compromise, cowardice from the pulpit and the invasion of our “churches” by demonically-influenced lost souls, who were never counseled, discipled and trained for the work of the ministry, but rather simply catered to just as they were, in their sin.
This was followed by the “seeker friendly” movement in which pastors began to tailor their sermons to soothe the consciences of the lost sinners, allowing them to remain in their carnal lifestyles and unrepentance. So instead of pastors preaching the whole Word of God leading to the salvation of souls, pastors have allowed the unrepentant sinners in the audience to dictate what was preached from the pulpit, which of course, is apostasy. Reverence for God was lost in the process. Respect for God and Country is dead now. Biblical illiteracy is rampant. Only a small remnant remains, as described in Matthew 7:14.
The Remnant has been shouting 2 Chronicles 7:14 from the rooftops. Even the cowardly preachers will quote it, in their hypocrisy. But it has little to none effect anymore… it’s become just something we say, with no intention of ever really doing: “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
I’d also recommend studying Deuteronomy, which contains the wisdom of the final words of Moses. But as you do so, understand that we are now in the place where the people of our land have forgotten God. We’ve done exactly what Moses warned us NOT to do. For the most part, Americans have shunned God, spit in His face at every opportunity. Even as He’s blessed this country with abundance and wealth, luxury and ease, as He’s not only given us all we need, but abundantly more than we need, we have pridefully cursed Him, denied Him, and followed false teachers in our churches who preach doctrines of demons. Thus, we have so-called “Christian” churches now promoting sodomite “marriage,” “drag queen” performances and pagan ceremonies of all types. We’ve set up idols to Satan in our cities and towns, we’ve allowed the murder of our children, first through abortion, now through the death shots. And we’ve done so with pride.
While most Americans still claim to be Christians, few have any depth of knowledge of God’s Word, and few truly follow Christ. If we did, we’d be causing “no small stir” in this nation; we’d be turning the world upside down for God, as the early disciples did, rather than blending in to the carnality and ignorance of the heathen.
Now that our US Justice system and every 3-letter agency has been openly weaponized against Christians, the “chilling effect” of that will only thin the remnant further… even fewer will now be willing to resist the devil, for fear of imprisonment, persecution and losing their “stuff.” I’m happy to tell you, I am one who will stand firm ‘til the end. I’ve stood firm through all that’s happened so far, and I plan to finish the race well, even if the Communists and Politicians require my head in a basket. What do I — or any of us who truly follow Christ — have to lose? Philippians 1:21, “For me to live is Christ, an to die is gain.”
So, sorry folks, you didn’t get the “red wave” you were hoping for. Sorry to have to tell you that you’ve been chasing after the wrong Savior… Meanwhile, for those who can understand…Philippians 4:4-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Prepare for persecution, and pray without ceasing.
If you accept Jesus into your life and heart everything you have ever done wrong will be forgiven at that time
By Bruce Mewett
Up until just a few years ago the word APP was probably never used – it is amazing how it has taken over.
Today in the 2020s and beyond it has become the normality – it has taken over entirely.
All these fantastic search engines are available “Free Christian apps – Christian apps for Bible studies – Christian apps for adults – Best free Christian apps for adults” – and the list goes on Infinitum. Of course, all the thousands of others covering a myriad of subjects are mind-blowing. Who would ever have thought it?
There’s an app pretty much for everything these days so it makes perfect sense that there would also be some very helpful apps for Christians.
Well, in Jesus’s time here on earth there were no apps. He (Jesus) preached the word, and healed the sick and dying. He caused a lot of ruckuses but most people flocked to Him. He was the most amazing person to come out of the lowly town of Nazareth ever.
Our God is a mighty God – and He didn’t even have a mobile phone – His attributes and His Word are still broadcast today in a million different ways across the globe. God does not change. Who He is never changes. His attributes are the same from before the beginning of time into eternity.
Before creation, God was already there – before even time God was already there. He is mighty, self-sufficient, independent, loving, righteous and the list goes on.
Phil Wickham sang this amazing song – his version of Amazing Grace. Love this verse:-
“Who breaks the power of sin and darkness?
Whose love is mighty and so much stronger?
The King of Glory, the king above all kings”
No matter what you have done or who you are or how guilty you feel, God isn’t mad at you.
He is SO willing to forgive you, He died for you to pay the ultimate price for your sins and mine – all you have to do is hand your life over to Him,- the change in your life will be absolutely astronomical – I know – believe me! – I was so lost in sin – you just couldn’t take it in!
Forget what the world is saying about God and also forget what you are telling yourself about your failures and what a complete mess you have made of your life. Tune into His word and believe what He says.
It is so easy to listen to what others say about you and it is so easy to believe them. Your feelings can change from moment to moment – and the world out there will love to tell you you’re just not good enough for God – you are way too “out there” for Him.
Well, believe me when I say that God has seen it all there is absolutely nothing he hasn’t seen, heard, or dealt with. My personal life can jump up and scream how true that is – If He can forgive me then He can forgive anyone!
Well, saying all of that – Just how are we able to even come close to God?
In Romans 3:22 – “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.”
That’s pretty awesome if you ask me – NO MATTER WHO WE ARE OR EVEN WHAT WE HAVE DONE!!
And it all revolves around what Jesus did on that cross all those years ago. He took the scourging, the nails, the sword in the side, the crown of thorns, the mocking, the jeering, the spitting, the insults!
WHY? Because of His love for YOU! – Yes YOU!
God will forgive you completely and freely if you come to Him, confess your sin and accept His Son Jesus’s amazing gift of freedom that He paid on that wicked cross all those years ago.
In Romans 8:38-39 “For I am sure that neither death, life, angels, rulers, things present, things to come, powers, height, depth or anything else in all of creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”
How incredible is this verse? Read it again and again – take it into your very soul and let it take your life and mold it to our everlasting father.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not for evil. To give you hope and a future. CALL UPON ME AND COME AND PRAY TO ME AND I WILL HEAR YOU. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with ALL of your heart.”
How about that for a promise! I will hear you says our Lord and God – seek Him with all of your heart.
If you accept Jesus into your life and heart everything you have ever done wrong will be forgiven at that time.
What a great honour it is to write this blog. Being a child of the Great King Jesus I have had this honour to share my faith here in my blog to you my readers.
If you are in pain, if you are suffering with huge regretfulness in your life (like I was) or maybe overloaded with guilt or shame can I in all sincerity point you to the one who can heal you of all of this – Jesus Christ!
When you read this blog may you get a huge taste of God’s never dying never ending love for you. May you reach out to His love and take into your life His unflinching and undying grace that saves.
May God go with you this week and, personally, I look so forward to writing more and more blogs as I share with you just How God is working in my life.
If you can, please share with me your own thoughts and maybe too if you have any questions that I may be able to assist with, please contact me.
God’s richest blessings be with you this coming week
Faith in God is believing His Word over anything you may see, hear or experience. Married to SueAnn and living in Newcastle NSW Australia – We both love Jesus – he is our strength, our Hope and our Redeemer.
Be absolutely certain that your “faith” is based on what Jesus says, not what you think He says
By Greg Holt
This writer has over the years dealt with many people who have attempted to persuade me shall we say, that the doctrine of the Trinity is false. Another completely erroneous concept and false doctrine held by some religions (especially the Jehovah’s Witnesses) is that Jesus is merely the son of God, and not God the Son.
The doctrine of the Trinity and the fact that Jesus is God is backed up all throughout the Bible; there is ample evidence of these facts.
“O foolish Galatians (Believers), who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” Galatians 3:1 (Non-italics mine)
So if one disbelieves in the Trinity, and thereby the Triune God – is your salvation in doubt? This writer will say yes. What about belief in Jesus as God, if one does not believe that Jesus is much more than the son of God, and is in fact God Himself – then is that person’s salvation in doubt? No, this particular person’s salvation is not in doubt whatsoever – this particular person was never saved to begin with.
“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” 1 John 5:11-12
The Bible contains no evidence that Jesus is NOT God
The Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus is God, and in fact believe that Jesus was created by God as the archangel Michael. There is absolutely no evidence to support this ludicrous claim. What this claim by the JV’s does support is the danger of drawing ones own conclusions independent of Scripture, and the fallacy of supposed revelation that is not backed up by God’s Word – the Bible.
If Jesus is not truly God, then we have ourselves some extremely serious problems, the first of which is that the entire Bible and it’s core message; God loves us and wants to redeem us through His Son Jesus Christ – is all an elaborate lie.
If we only read one chapter out of the entire Bible, just ONE – 1 John 5 makes it abundantly clear that Jesus Christ is an essential and integral part of HOW we are able to receive the gift of salvation. Just as we cannot save ourselves, so too there is no salvation without Jesus, period, end of story (1 John 5:11-12).
Simply put: anyone who denies the deity of Christ, that He is the Messiah and is directly responsible for the priceless gift of salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9) given to men – that person in no possible way possesses eternal life and is damned now and forever. Unless and until said person receives the revelation by Holy Spirit that Jesus IS God etc.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” 1 Timothy 1:15
“13 who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” Colossians 1:13-14
I have of course over the years taken the time to respond to these people because these issues (lies) really bother me, and are a perpetual burden on my heart. These particular people are self-assured that they are saved, that they do indeed possess the God-given gift of eternal life – except that they do not. These people along with various others, will stand before Christ at the end, and in complete shock and astonishment – will be told by Christ the Judge, go away from Me, I never knew you, some of these will have even performed miracles in Christ’s name (Matthew 7:21-23). Be sure therefore that your faith is based on what Jesus says, not what you think He says. What YOU think is irrelevant. As Pastor Greg Laurie often says in his sermons and books – if you don’t agree with something the Bible says, “change your opinion.”
“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.” 2 John 1:9
There is no other possible interpretation able to be made when reading the Bible other than the fact that Jesus is divine, He is God. The only possible way to come to a different conclusion is to completely disregard a large portion of the Bible’s text, and to be reading the Word of God with zero discernment and no infilling of Holy Spirit.
“8…according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” 2 Timothy 1:8-10
The claim that Jesus is merely the son of our God and not God Himself is totally ridiculous. I will not here go into all the Scriptures that people have thrown at me and others while loudly proclaiming that Christ is just a man, or my personal favorite: Jesus was a great moral teacher, but He was not God, what utter foolishness. If one has read the Bible, even only the New Testament, it is blindingly obvious that Jesus Christ is God.
One last point here, in the Old Testament:
The great I Am in whom Abraham rejoiced was none other than Jesus Christ (John 8:56–58)
Moses was inspired and motivated by the Lord Jesus (Hebrews 11:26)
The Redeemer who led Israel out of Egypt was Jesus (Jude 1:5)
“Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.” Galatians 3:20
There are three distinct Persons of the Trinity, yet one God.
“20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” John 17:20-23
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” Genesis 1:26
God said: let us make man in our image. The text of Genesis would not use plural words denoting more than one if there was not more then one distinct manifestation of God (not to be confused with the unbiblical belief of modalism) if you will, or more properly, more than one Person.
“Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language…” Genesis 11:7
And again, the word in reference to God used in the text is us, plural, meaning more than one.
“16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17
In this text of Matthew we see all three of the Persons of the Trinity represented. Jesus, (God the Son) who is both God and man is baptized, then the Spirit, (God the Spirit) alights upon Jesus, then God the Father expresses His pleasure in God the Son – Jesus.
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” Matthew 28:19
In Matthew 28:19, Jesus is speaking, and He says to: teach all nations about God, and baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit – all three Persons of the Trinity.
God is one God, but is three distinct Persons. Can we fully explain this? No. Does that make the doctrine of the Trinity untrue as some claim? No it does not. Insisting that the Trinity is false because we cannot find the word Trinity in the Bible and because we cannot fully understand it is like saying that time does not exist because we cannot physically see it.
There is no salvation without Jesus Christ
Galatians 3:26 states that we are the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Why does Paul make that distinction? The answer is because God exists in three Persons, and this passage yet again affirms the deity of Christ. We place our faith in Jesus Christ, (Ephesians 2:8-9) and through that faith we are saved, and through that faith (and Jesus’ intercession for us – Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34) we have an unlimited connection to the throne of grace, to the Father (Hebrews 4:14-16).
“Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” 1 John 2:23
The Bible tells us that we must believe in Jesus as well as the Father. This is made crystal clear to us, if you do NOT believe in Jesus as God, then you do NOT have the Father – meaning that one is not saved. Eternal salvation requires belief in Jesus as God, no other “option” or belief is left open to us.
In John 10 Jesus says He gives eternal life to people, and that none will be “plucked” out of His hand. Jesus also states that He and the Father are one.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1
“6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also…” John 14:6-7
The meaning in the above verses is very clear, Jesus is not only the son, Jesus is God. No one who believes disputes that the Father is God. How is it then that despite the overwhelming amount of evidence in the Bible that Jesus IS God, people still disbelieve? NO man comes to the Father but by me (Jesus). If the only way to the Father is through Jesus Christ, then Jesus is and must be God.
If ye had known me (Jesus), ye should have known my Father also. (Non-italics mine) How can that statement possibly be misconstrued? Jesus is clearly stating here that He is indeed God.
The Father shares His glory and power with no man
In Matthew 19 Jesus says that all should be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus also says that all power, in heaven and on the Earth has been given to Him. How can anyone thinking logically, as well as operating in the Spirit – determine that Jesus is just a man after reading these statements? Would God really share His power with a mere man? Not hardly. Could a mere man even begin to be able to handle the immense power of God? Could a mere man have taken the sin of the world upon His shoulders, while on the cross? Nope. But Jesus being both God and man could and did do all of the above.
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13
Is the Father (whom those that believe do not dispute is God) going to glorify Himself in the Son if said Son is a mere man? Not a chance, God does not, and will not share His glory with any man. If a man cannot even do something do simple as save himself, how then can a man share in the glory of the Most Holy Father?
Jesus serves the Father so He cannot be God
Yet another fallacy is that since Christ is subservient to the Father (and this IS true) He cannot possibly be God. Wrong.
Christ is subservient to the father, and the Spirit is subservient to the Father and Jesus, so what. This does not mean that Jesus is not God, or that Jesus and the Spirit are in any way less then the Father. This is simply how God has chosen to do things, who are we to question that?
The Father only – knows the timing of the end (Mark 13:32)
The point here is that all three are God; all three have their “jobs” if you will. The Trinity is real, and Jesus IS God.
Jesus died on the cross and therefore cannot be God
Another idiotic argument thrown down by the apostates and atheists is this: Jesus died on the cross, God cannot die, and therefore Jesus cannot be God.
WOW, really? How is it that people can be so blind?
John 10:18 is KEY to annihilating this unbiblical and foolish argument, to wit:
First let me remind everyone that Jesus Himself stated in John 10:18 that He willingly lays down His life, and has the power to take it back up again – no one takes it from Him. The Romans killed Jesus so-to-speak by crucifying Him – but ONLY because Jesus allowed it to happen!
Second, Jesus human body died, His spirit did not. When we as humans die, it is only our physical body that dies, our spirit, which is eternal does not die. This is a small part of why Jesus inhabited a human body, the spirit cannot die, but the physical body can.
The truth of the resurrection of Jesus Christ
“12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 14 and if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. 15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 17 and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:12-22
In the New Testament, Jesus, Peter, and Paul, all raised people from the dead – i.e., resurrection from the dead. Why then do some take exception to the resurrection of Jesus Christ as if it could not and did not happen?
The Apostle Paul tells us that without the resurrection of Jesus, there is no salvation or forgiveness; our faith in Jesus would be in vain, because there would be no eternal life, no forgiveness of sin, no nothing at all. Game over, you are dead and that’s that.
Adam was the first man to have walked the earth, and it was by Adam that sin first entered the world, and all men became mortal. Adam sinned, and we thereby all posses a sin nature. No one needs to be taught to sin, you will see this even in very young children, i.e., the sin nature.
Man broke God’s law, but the problem is that man had (has) no power to fix what he broke. Enter in Jesus Christ – Jesus was born here on earth as a human boy, but with no father. God is a Spirit, the Spirit of Christ blended with the humanity of Mary and produced a human child (Via the help of Holy Spirit – Luke 1:35). This human child however also retained the divinity of God – Jesus Christ, man and God in the same body (Hebrews 2:5-18).
Remembering that by man came death through sin (the first Adam), redemption from sin came via the second Adam, Jesus Christ. A man sinned, and by the wisdom of God, a man had to PAY for that sin. It would be an impossibility for a mere man to redeem all of mankind, but the God-man (Jesus) could do it. If a man could be the perfect sacrifice (there is no forgiveness without blood – Luke 22:20; Hebrews 9:6-28; Colossians 1:14), then a man picked at random could have been crucified long before Jesus came to this earth, and there would have been no need for the blood sacrifice of our Lord to save us.
Think of this if you will, just the thought of what Jesus faced on the cross (and directly before that) was enough to prompt Jesus to pray to His Father: “And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” (Matthew 26:39) Jesus praying this prayer three times shows us just how troubled He was at what was to come (the crucifixion). This three time prayer also emphasises the importance of what Jesus was going to do/allow to happen, the number three in the Bible is a number of great significance. Anything that is repeated three times in the Bible is a clear signal for us to pay attention.
Jesus is the literal bridge between the Father and us; you cannot have one without the other.
Jesus came to this earth and gave of Himself the ultimate gift, so that He could forgive us and bless us, gifting us with eternal life, which is what He desired from the beginning. We as humans completely messed up the plan, and God in His infinite love and mercy stepped up and paid the price for sin that HE decreed, for what WE did wrong.
Yet even that is not what amazes me the most. What does amaze me the most? God is outside of time, He is omnipresent meaning God knows all things at all times, He therefore knew with complete and absolute certainty what was going to happen in the future after He created man. Knowing what the Lord knew, and how high the personal cost of the creation of man would be to Him – God STILL chose to create man.
And THAT ought to blow your mind, it certainly does mine.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! From there the articles are widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
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Due to several medical issues jumping up and biting me where it hurts the most, I have not been involved at all with Into The Light Ministry. Since the 14th of July I have been hospitalized 3 times adding up to 23 days under the I.V. poles. That doesn’t count the days of recovery which I am in once again having finally been released after 2 weeks in isolation. No, not Covid but another contagious ailment that is very difficult to heal. Please pray healing for me and thank you in advance for your prayers.
Pastor came by to check on me a few days ago. He wasn’t, along with anyone else, able to visit me in the hospital. But I was able to catch up on the latest goings on in the ministry. I’m pleased to report that he has someone lined up to do a once a week Bible study with the women when we get them. We have a director, some volunteers that want to lend a hand. He has a list of counselors the women can choose from if they want counseling, some of the few ministries such as ours is more than willing to help, and he has interviewed several businesses nearby about hiring the women. Most have said yes.
Some of the women are close to graduating from their one year program. We still have a few more things to get done in the home before we can accept any ladies; the large living room window is yet to be replaced, painting around the new window frames, blinds put on the windows, insulation in the attic, curtains for all windows, and steps to the front door.
Pastor will be leaving this week on a one week ministry trip to someplace in Columbia and he’s so excited about it. He said when he gets back he hopes to start interviewing some of the women that are graduating and wanting to enter a transition home.
I’m really pleased that he is now focusing more on the administration part of the ministry. I gave a few suggestions but have also had to tell him that once the ladies are in the home my purpose has been served; Helping him to get the house and to start the ministry. Due to health issues I am unable to do much more. I haven’t even been able to go water my flower garden and he’s been doing it for me. 😦
I’m excited to see the women move in and start their next step in a long journey, and hopefully get to meet them once we have them in the home, but until then you probably won’t hear much from me. I’ll try to update as I can because I know you all have been so supportive and we truly appreciate that.
Thank you for your prayers for my recovery and for all the prayers you’ve lifted up for this ministry.
For all these months we have been renovating a home we bought back in early Jan, as many of you know. Just this week we were able to get the new windows installed and one of the women from our church has been decorating for our open house. It does look nice for our open house but just for your information, I had no input in those decisions. I’d like to share some pictures of what your donations and prayers have resulted in. There’s still some work to be done but we’ve come a long ways. We will eventually have 5 ladies but for now we will be starting with 3.
I want to thank all the businesses that donated material or gave us discounts. Thank you to all the men that donated their time and labor, the teachers that coordinated and paid for the towels, washcloths, shower curtains, and rugs for one bathroom. Thank you to those who helped clean and decorate, to all who sacrificed their donations of bedding and other items, for the administrators of like ministries for their help through needed and appreciated advice, and especially those who gave financially and their prayers to help us fulfill a dream.
There are three of us that had the same dream. The Lord brought us together to bring about what He wanted to do through us. Pastor Mark Smith, me, and Gerri Hale. Through much prayer and many meetings we began fulfilling our dream; Into the Light Ministry. Starting a new ministry we have faced many challenges, and blessed with many rewards, we have come a long way. We aren’t ready to move in the ladies yet, but we are a lot closer than we were a year ago at the inception of our dream. Thank you for helping us continue to fulfill that dream. Our love and appreciation cannot be fully expressed. Thank you!