Exodus 3:13 ESV Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.'”
The Old Testament prophets, inspired by the Holy Spirit, told of a coming Messiah. Jesus the Messiah came and He described Himself in many ways including, I AM.
God called Moses to Egypt to set the Israelites free from being under the bondage of Pharaoh. Moses ask God, who do I tell the people sent me. God calls Himself, “I am who I am,…I AM has sent you.”
God describes Himself, I AM That I AM…. read more
Looking back, I think that Facebook decided that they had to do something about me after I wrote the article on Mark Zuckerberg’s tight relationship with SNOPES. That really hit a nerve, and since then my experience on FB has been quite stormy.
They began by banning me from sharing in any FB groups for a week or more. After my sentence was served, I would share only one time and immediately would get a warning that I somehow “Used sharing in an inappropriate way – even if I didn’t mean to.” It would then say “You may not share for 11 hours.”
A few days ago, FB friends were telling me that my comments on their pages were being flagged as “Spam.” I had never seen such a thing on FB – nor had my friends. That is when I realized that when I would attempt to just visit one of the many Christian groups to which I belonged, all I would see was a white page with no comments, with circles going round and round…. read more
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John 18:37 ESV 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”
“Pontius Pilat was the Roman governor of Judea from A.D. 26-36, serving under Emperor Tiberius.” (gotquestions.org)
In the bible Pontius Pilat is the one who dealt with the religious leaders of the Jews concerning their insistence that Jesus be killed by crucifixion. He was involved in the trials, beatings, and finally giving way to the people by sending Jesus to His death.
That was thousands of years ago and yet the same question is ask today, what is truth?
The worldly and God define truth differently. The world defines truth as:
1. Something is true when it agrees with my or societies reality
2. Something is true if I think or feel it is true
3. Something is true when it can not be changed by my feelings or thoughts
The world which defines truth as relative, is only relative to each individual. In other words people define truth compared to their definition of lie, truth, and what they accept…. read more
By Hal Lindsey
People love to add their own thoughts to the end of viral emails. Those thoughts can undermine the message of the original writer. One such email started going around several years ago — at least as far back as 2007. In addition to its life as an email, it has been featured in several devotional books and websites.
Somewhere along the way, someone tacked on the phrase, “That’s the whole Gospel message, simply stated.” One book, written by a Baptist minister, concluded with a slight variation — “That is the whole Gospel Message, simply told.”
It’s the story of an old man whose good attitude causes a young thug to change his ways. It’s inspirational. But many of the people putting it on their websites, in their books, and in their emails, include the line saying it is the “whole Gospel message, simply stated.”
That’s quite an astounding claim for a story that never mentions Jesus, never speaks of God, and doesn’t mention the cross. I have no problem with inspirational stories. But when someone calls it “the whole Gospel Message, simply told,” it concerns me deeply….. read more
….. I’ve been involved in a lot of conversations lately about the flag. Many, in fact, most, say that people should be forced to stand for the playing of the National Anthem and the presentation of the flag. To me, true freedom is not about forcing someone to recognize it. It is about the individual embracing it in their hearts—where the American ideal resides. They should have enough good sense to stand even if it is just out of respect for those who gave their blood, sweat and tears that others might have the freedom to protest societal wrongs. Forcing someone to stand during the National Anthem and presentation of the flag may have better optics, but is it truly representative of liberty? Let me give another thought.
Some years ago, my wife and I along with some very brave parents started a Christian home school co-op. We taught all the grades and had about 15 students ranging from first grade to high school. Each morning, we started the school with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. When I would ask who would like to lead the Pledge, it was like pulling teeth. They didn’t have any problem praying, but holding that flag and leading the Pledge was a different story. I talked it over with others who said just to mandate it and force them to do it. But that didn’t set well with me. So I started telling true stories about the flag, the heroic efforts of those who carried it into battle, and what it meant to people. The attitudes changed and soon all the students, younger and older, were asking if they could hold the flag and lead the Pledge…… read more
Bible – Written word of God | Jesus – Living word of God
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
In The Beginning
It is not that God has a beginning or end but the world and mankind have a beginning and end. Does this include Christ Jesus?
John 1:1 ESV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
v1) In the beginning
Before time existed was the Word. The Word is Christ. The Word, Christ, was with God. The Word, Christ, is God
v2) In the beginning
Christ Jesus pre-existed. Christ, God, is self-existing.
Beginning-746-arxe- properly, from the beginning (temporal) sense), i.e. “the initial (starting) point”; (figuratively) what comes first and therefore is chief (foremost), i.e. has the priority because ahead of the rest (“preeminent”) (biblehub.org)…. read more
Bible – Written word of God | Jesus – Living word of God
For over a year I have been compelled to write that Jesus and the bible are in essence, one. The bible and Jesus are so misrepresented today from the new translations in that they either leave out or change who He is, to teaching false doctrine. I began reading a book by Herbert Lockyer, thick book, that put together the “Messianic Prophecies”. This will not be in-depth but to bring us to full acceptance Jesus is the Word of God.
John 1:1 AMP In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. 2 He was [continually existing] in the beginning [co-eternally] with God…..
14 And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of the Father, [the Son who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, who is] full of grace and truth (absolutely free of deception)…. read more