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Monday, December 14, 2015

In the beginning....

.John 1 v 1-5:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that has been made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.

Genesis 1: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

John 1 v 1:
In the beginning!!!! was the “word”=Jesus. and the Word was with God...and the WORD WAS GOD!

So, from the above verses in John chapter 1, the WORD was with GOD and the WORD was God...

Genesis 1: GOD created the heavens and the earth.....

John 1 verse 3: All things were made through Him....Jesus/God, and without Him was not anything made, that has been made, in other words, Unless Jesus/God made it, nothing was made!

HE created everything.....

You....Me.....the world as we know it......yet......

( How would you like it, if you had made...created something,......and after a while, this creation you made...wanted nothing to do with you? Maybe your children????......)

John verse 4: In him was life......he gave us all life!

John 1 v 5: And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.....

Apprehended=catch on; =understood;

The darkness did not understand it.....did not “catch on” that Jesus was/is the light, and the darkness did “not get it”

So, who...what is meant by darkness? Barnes' note on the verse tells me...( “Darkness, in the Bible, commonly denotes ignorance, guilt, or misery.)

See Mathew 4 v 16 quoted from Isaiah 9 v 2: “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:

they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined”. (With the arrival of Jesus)

So from that, we can understand that the people in those days lived much as todays people live.....

Doing their own thing...

not wanting to know or hear about the “word”

Ignorant of the Bible...........

misery in their lives because of this ignorance..........

sickness, misery....till.....they see...find out...who....what the ‘LIGHT’ is...

So, now we celebrate Christmas......God/Jesus the creator of the world everything....

John 1 v 3: without Him was not anything made......yet......He loves His creation so much, and He can see how much they need help,

(in which they are helplessly useless in) to help themselves,

that He comes as a helpless baby himself, to do what he can, to restore this creation back to himself.

The only way he “can” do it, is by becoming one of this creation, and mingle with it.......

to later offer Himself up as a sacrifice, which is the only way possible.

It has to be someone totally sinless and perfect, to be able to reinstate the bond between the creator and his creation.

Jesus came.......... HE IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!

Bless you all


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Makes for Interesting Reading

This post is adapted from Expository Apologetics: Answering Objections with the Power of the Word by Voddie Baucham.

Believe No One Who Calls Himself an Atheist

If what Paul says in Romans 1, is true, there is ultimately no such thing as an atheist. Anyone who calls himself one is wrong on at least three fronts.

First, someone who claims to be an atheist is suppressing the truth he knows. According to Romans 1, “What can be known about God is plain to them” (v. 19), and their denial is an expression of the fact that they are among those “men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth” (v. 18). Therefore, whatever they believe about themselves, the God who made them says otherwise, and we must believe God rather than man.

Second, anyone who claims to be an atheist is contradicting the God of truth. It is one thing for a person to be wrong about himself. It is quite another thing for him to be in disagreement with what God says about him. God says every man knows. Therefore, anyone who says he doesn’t know is calling God a liar. It’s a bit like a man arguing with his mother about what day he was born. Only in this case, it’s not his mother, but his inerrant, infallible, Creator.

Third, anyone who claims to be an atheist is ignoring his greatest need, and his only hope for its fulfillment. Man’s greatest and ultimate need is God. Apart from God, man is incomplete. Moreover, he is utterly incapable of achieving or attaining what he lacks. This is what drove Solomon to write, “Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun” (Eccles. 2:11). This is the state of every person apart from God.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015


Humanist: “See that bum over there? Communism can put a new set of clothes on that man.”

Christian: “I see a man made in God’s image. The Lord Jesus Christ can put a new man in that coat.”

A few years ago, the leaders of the emergent church declared we needed a new Reformation. These same people also dismiss the Bible because they say that in a visually-oriented postmodern, post-evangelical culture no one can know truth, and words are open to too many interpretations, anyway. Even the Word.
I always wondered what their idea of Reformation is. I do know they rely on humanistic philosophies and methodologies in place of the Bible. When a person attends their meetings, or she learns that life’s problems are solved psychologically, sociologically, politically, and by throwing in a little morality (the non-dogmatic, non-binding, non-guilt-producing kind). There are also “spiritual” approaches, everything from exorcism to guided visualization, yoga, and other techniques.
As a result, the emergent preachers succeed at dressing up the dead, albeit in leisure suits. But having rejected God’s offer and provision of salvation through Christ alone (ye old Reformation remedy), they can no longer hold out the hope of making men new. They reject new creations in Christ, people who are redeemed by God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit, and continually undergoing washing by the Word.

Instead, they merely clean up corpses and teach them to smile the smile of the deluded, those who haven’t yet given up on their own efforts.
Christians know that the problem is sin and consequent death. The solution is death and resurrection in Jesus Christ. For the emergent ones, though, the fundamental (nasty word) problem sinners have is difficulty making non-counter-productive choices.
They say that people are struggling because they are victims of outrageous fortune. Thus the need for these new high priests of the mind/brain/soul/body. They’ll teach you how to take control in order to be set free from your past-present, addictive, seemingly-inevitable fate.
After all, you can’t reenter the womb and reemerge. Even Jesus knew that (wait, maybe that was Nicodemus). But you can get in touch with your inner child, your free-roving spirit, your evolving persona, your reinvented self. And we’re already really good at lying to ourselves and pretending. So who’s to say who’s really saved anyway?
Having tossed aside the real gospel, they had to rewrite the Bible to fit their agendas. Their watered down counterfeit entertains their flesh. A true Reformation message that came from the Lord would be biblical, and hence deserving of the emergent ones’ scorn. (And it’s not as entertaining to sinners determined to remain in sin.)

Therapy and emotional experiences passing as worship are all that is on their pages. We see that medical doctors do not pursue treatments that cannot be reimbursed by insurance companies. Hired clerics are just as astute, business-wise. They are accountable to accountants, lawyers and other politically correct superheroes. And on their fellow unreformed travelers who pay them hush money to keep quiet about all the uncomfortable passages in Scripture they have no intention of taking seriously.
Their way doesn’t work. It is counter-productive. They are going nowhere, but strut in style. They’re thinking so outside the box that they will forever drift in space. The Lord never set out to fix or renovate men or mankind; even less, make cosmetic changes, acceptable to whoever the current trendsetters are.
Christ takes once-born people and turns them into children of God. Twice born, their lives begin to change from the inside out. It takes a while, but the Author of our faith is most assuredly the Finisher.
Government indoctrination efforts through schools, the media, medical/pharmaceutical industry, military—are busy with their great social experiment. That would be the same one that did so well way back in the Garden of Eden. There, the evil one’s methods were much simpler. But we recognize him still.
He steals, he kills, he destroys. He lies and dissembles. He also reforms. He is the father of all Faustian bargains, who calls in his marker just when his children are riding highest. But we have a Father! A heavenly Father. A Father who loves us so much, He sent His Son—the eternal Son of God—God the Son, in the flesh to die for our sins. He made a way for us to return to Him. He did not withhold any expression or manifestation of His love and justice. He would have His family, whatever the cost.
Still, all the glitter that is not gold entices us. The enemy attempts to mimic God, and we mimic him. “I am.” Those are the Lord’s words alone. Let the devil and his children make their grandiose claims. They are nothing less than bound for hell.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17)