Saturday, December 31, 2016

A PHARAOH DIED AT THE TIME OF MOSES, BUT NOBODY IS SURE WHO HE WAS. Pharaoh's Were Sometimes Women, So The Ruler May Not Have Been A Man, Although The Biblical Account Suggests That He Was. The Earth does throw up history's artifacts.

Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived in Egypt?

Harry Riches
Happy Riches ·Answer requested by Ferdous Nahian Mugdho

There is much dispute about the Pharaoh who lived at the time of Moses. Those who claim the Bible is a myth do so because they are intellectually lazy, deceived or just plain deceptive, as they have no evidence. When presented with evidence they will appeal to some pundit who disputes it, but who is really on their side and is just like them. Thus we find in Wiki:
  • Mainstream history and archaeology now consider the Exodus never to have happened, and the story to be an entirely fictional narrative put together between the 8th and 5th centuries BCE. Christian and Jewish literalists do not accept this.—rational wiki
Contrary to the ignorance of so many people who hate the truth and are too lazy to really investigate to see why the Bible is so factual, there is an amazing amount of archaeological evidence available. The evidence for Moses’ existence and the Exodus points to sometime in the 15th century BC. James Ussher gave a date of 1491 BCE for the Red Sea crossing, which is the time of Thutmose II.

Bryant G. Wood PhD writes:
  • “the date of the Biblical Exodus-Conquest is clear. 1 Kings 6:1 and 1 Chronicles 6:33–37 converge on a date of 1446 BC for the exodus and the Jubilees data and Judges 11:26 independently converge on a date of 1406 BC for the beginning of the conquest. The 1406 BC date is further confirmed by archaeological data from Jericho, Ai (Kh. el-Maqatir) and Hazor.”
The time of Exodus as prophesied in the symbolism given to Moses regarding Lord Jesus Christ puts the date of the Red Sea Cross earliest possible date as 1469 BCE, which is twenty three years earlier than Byrant G. Wood has determined.

Symbolic prophecy is indicative, if not exact to the very minute of the day. Bible prophecy is contingent upon freewill and therefore cannot be exact to the very second, even if historically accurate. Evidence of this is the fact that nobody today can buy of sell manufactured goods without the number of the mark of the beast—666 (in the cashless society to come this will include all goods).

It appears that the Pharaoh at the time of the Exodus was Maatkare Hatshepsut (1479–1458), a co-regent with her son Menkheperre Thutmose III who ruled until 1425 BCE . The first born of Thutmose III, Amenemhat, apparently died from an unknown cause. There is a strong belief that this occurred at the time of the death of the firstborn.

Because history has a habit being written by victors, discovering who exactly were the pharaohs that were killed is difficult at the time of the Exodus. There could have been a firstborn child of Pharaoh who died, and then another of the sons of Pharaoh could have drowned in the Red Sea at the Gulf of Aqaba crossing, Neweiba—a site that was discovered by literally following the details of the route written in the Book of Exodus. The sons of Pharaoh were often called co-regents, even if they did not have real power; a common practice among the ancients, which appears to have been a form of apprenticeship.

To answer your question as to who the Pharaoh was at the time of the Exodus, I would be inclined to say it was Thutmose III, but whether he was a co-regent with his mother or a son, I cannot be certain.

Steve Rudd provides his outline below.

The Ten Commandments Were Written Then Words Written By God Himself

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Harry Riches
Harry Riches · Answer requested by Melani

When you ask me where is the oldest Bible, I have to be honest and say I do not know. What I do know is that the reason that God has not permitted an original version of the Bible to exist is because people would worship it. As it is now, many people worship the Bible and their understanding of it, because they do not have a relationship with the One of Whom the Bible testifies. To quote the Bible:
  • You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me. Yet you will not come to me [Lord Jesus Christ], that you may have life. (John 5:39–40)
As for the oldest known book from Scriptures, the find of the Dead Sea Scrolls produced the book of Isaiah that was intact. The Dead Sea Scrolls have proven helpful in establishing the antiquity of the Scriptures:
The Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered by Bedouin in 1947. Over 80,000 scroll fragments that came to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 11 caves near the Dead Sea site of Khirbet Qumran. The Dead Sea Scrolls date between 250 B.C.E. and 68 C.E. and represent the largest group of Second Temple Jewish literature ever discovered. The Dead Sea Scrolls contain two types of documents: fragments of the oldest Hebrew Bible texts and writings that—most scholars argue—describe the beliefs and practices of a community of Jews living and writing at the nearby settlement of Qumran.—Biblical Archeological Society

After years of careful study, it has been concluded that the Dead Sea Scrolls give substantial confirmation that our Old Testament has been accurately preserved. The scrolls were found to be almost identical with the Masoretic text. Hebrew Scholar Millar Burrows writes, “It is a matter of wonder that through something like one thousand years the text underwent so little alteration. As I said in my first article on the scroll, ‘Herein lies its chief importance, supporting the fidelity of the Masoretic tradition.'”—The Dead Sea Scrolls Shed Light on the Accuracy of our Bible
The oldest portion of Scripture that has been discovered was announced in 2010 and is believed to date from 3000 years ago:
Prof. Gershon Galil of the University of Haifa who deciphered the inscription: "It indicates that the Kingdom of Israel already existed in the 10th century BCE and that at least some of the biblical texts were written hundreds of years before the dates presented in current research."
A breakthrough in the research of the Hebrew scriptures has shed new light on the period in which the Bible was written. Prof. Gershon Galil of the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa has deciphered an inscription dating from the 10th century BCE (the period of King David's reign), and has shown that this is a Hebrew inscription. The discovery makes this the earliest known Hebrew writing. The significance of this breakthrough relates to the fact that at least some of the biblical scriptures were composed hundreds of years before the dates presented today in research and that the Kingdom of Israel already existed at that time.
English translaton of the deciphered text:
  1. you shall not do [it], but worship the [Lord].
  2. Judge the sla[ve] and the wid[ow] / Judge the orph[an]
  3. [and] the stranger. [Pl]ead for the infant / plead for the po[or and]
  4. the widow. Rehabilitate [the poor] at the hands of the king.
  5. Protect the po[or and] the slave / [supp]ort the stranger. —Archeological Discoveries
While I cannot verify the above reports, like everything else, everyone of us is obligated for our own sake to make diligent inquiry whether such finds are true. If we are not personally affected by what a person claims, it is okay to take these things at face value; but if what they say is going to have some bearing upon us, we need to take personal responsibility for what we are willing to believe or not. History can be made up by anyone. Scholars are not necessarily trustworthy. They are human after all.

Learning Truth Requires Us To Be Responsible For Our Own Beliefs And Actions

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

DECEPTION IS THE ART OF THE EVIL ONES AS THEY DO WHAT THEIR FATHER THE DEVIL HAS TAUGHT THEM. Pharisees And Scribes Were Told Their Righteousness Was Insufficient For Salvation. Hating Jesus, they tried to trick Him but were out-smarted.

Harry Riches
Harry Riches Answer requested by Jamar Grimsley

The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. Having set her in the middle, they told him, “Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act. Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. What then do you say about her?”
They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of. (John 8:3–6)

In the Book of Matthew, we learn that Jesus was healing people and the Jews had their hairs on their neck raised. Consequently, they wanted to nail Jesus for healing somebody on the Sabbath. The Jews would think nothing about rescuing any of their animals on the Sabbath, but to actually heal somebody on the Sabbath would have to be evidence that this man was not from God. Because, they knew God would not break the Sabbath—even if they did. But because they were born Pharisees or Jews, they were chosen by God before they were born (doctrine of unconditional election) and therefore their salvation was secure. Regardless of what these people thought, Jesus had a habit of pricking their consciences and showing them up for the hypocrites they were.

The Pharisees and Jews, who were not circumcised of heart, hated Jesus.
And behold, there was a man with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?” so that they might accuse him.
He said to them, “What man of you, if he has one sheep and it falls into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the sabbath.”
Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, whole like the other. But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, how to destroy him. (Matthew 12:10–14)
Because Jesus showed these hypocrites up for what they were, when he healed a person, they were fuming. So the Pharisees consulted the Machiavellian Herodians (Mark 3:6), and told them what happened. How they were eager to trap Jesus for healing on the Sabbath but he challenged them about doing good and saving life rather than destroying it. Probably using unpronounceable words, these Pharisees were seething. All because Jesus had the audacity to show them the truth about themselves, how they were such self-righteous hypocritical fools. If only they had the power to heal people—or overcome death!

The Herodians came up with the idea of presenting a woman as an adultress and having her stoned. This way they would be able to trap Jesus of Nazareth and see whether he would uphold the law.

The law requires that a woman caught in adultery has to be stoned. This way they will also be able to find out whether Jesus could really read people’s minds.

Instead of condemning the woman, Jesus appealed to the truth of reality and activated their consciences again, by essentially saying that if you know this woman has broken the law, and since you claim that you are the teachers of Israel (John 3.1; 3:10), why not let the one among you, who has not sinned, cast the first stone.

Now if the woman had not broken the law, and if her accusers knew that this was the case, for any of them to stone her, they themselves would be violating the law. But the Bible says that she had been caught in adultery. So after the scribes and Pharisees had left, Jesus asked the woman:
Jesus looked up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again.” (John 8:10–11)
The reason the Pharisees and scribes (lawyers) were attempting to trick Jesus by using an adultress is they could not nail Him regarding the Sabbath, when a man had his withered hand healed. Since Jesus said the Law states that we are to do good and save life, after having received advice from the Herodians (the politicians), the hypocrites thought that they now had their opportunity to nail their nemesis to the cross. But, bad luck for the fools, Lord Jesus had their numbers.

As Jesus wrote in the ground, each person must have realized that his number was being dialed (so to speak). Each one, in turn, suddenly panicked and felt like he had another call to answer, so each had to run.

The Law Of God Demonstrates That Fools Who Break Them Are Not Superior

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WORLD WARS, REGIONAL WARS, INTERSTATE WARS, CIVIL WARS, AND TRIBAL WARS HAVE OCCURRED AND ARE OCCURRING EVEN IF WE ARE NOT AWARE OF THEM. The Two World Wars Did Not Involve Everyone, But They Did Involve A Significant Number Of The Nations And Are Therefore Called World Wars. There is a world war that is taking place today, and has always been taking place; this is the spiritual war for the right to reign over the souls of those who reside on planet Earth.

John 10:10 The thief (and satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy but I (Jesus) have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Harry Riches

Harry Riches Answer requested by Al Zeeper

If we address the immediate context of this verse, the connection is not evident. If, as exegetes, we consider the text in relation to the tenor of the Old and New Testaments, we will acknowledge that the connection exists; but only because of the fact the world is controlled by the power of the Prince of the Air that is at work in the disobedient (Ephesians 2:2).

Unlike those who choose to obey God and do what is right, the disobedient find purpose in being destructive. Hence, the thief comes to steal. And, if need be, when stealing,kill. And, depending on what has been stolen, destroy.

The suggestion that this speaks to what is happening in the world today, has merit. Why? Because when we look around us, we may see people doing these things. If we watch the news broadcasts on television or listen to the radio or read newspapers, we learn of the terrible rampage that has swept through parts of the Middle East, where people have been killed and lives have been destroyed (girls sold as sex slaves to the delight of that travesty of genuine causes, western feminism—a vocal coterie of discontents who make themselves salient by their silence concerning sexual slavery). Not only this, these same murderers and sexual predators are also vandals who have destroyed priceless treasures from antiquity while claiming that they are doing this in the name of their god—who can only be the destroyer—otherwise known as the god of this world.

Many writers clearly articulate that as in the death of the likes of J.F. Kennedy, assassinations are pulled off by thieves who desire to have war, so they can fuel industry as they rebuild what is destroyed and cull the population without being implicated as the perpetrators. An assassination is being predicted to happen by many in the coming months, if the elite political players do not get their choice into the White House. Then there are people like President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, who decided to purge from his government dissenters and plotters of his own assassination in July, 2016 and has plans for Fethullah Gulen, a one time alliance until requests for corruption investigations were made.

One thing is for sure, hostilities and war are not new phenomena as Lawrence H. Keely documents in his book War Before Civilization: The Myth of the Noble Savage. There is a force at work among humans that has the intent of stealing, killing and destroying all that is good; all that is rightfully ours as human beings, and all that is true.

You Can Reclaim What Was Lost If You Truly Believe You Have Been Wronged

SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO JOKE ABOUT BECOMING A CHRISTIAN RATHER THAN FEASTING ON PORNOGRAPHY. Individuals Like To Do Their Own Thing, Some Even Seek The Truth. Most people are too busy trying to learn their way around the rate maze that they do not think to reflect upon how short-lived their existence is going to be on Earth and that all their effort in chasing the tail of another rat will have been in vain.

Two years ago, I started to study the Bible intensely in order to seek God and become a Christian. I have not yet made a decision; I would consider myself "lukewarm" (in reference to Revelation 3:14-18 NIV). 

I think that the major problem is that the very basics of Christianity (Jesus is the son of God and died for our sins) don't resonate with me. They never have, and I had hoped this would change as I study the bible, but that wasn't the case. I am simply not convinced yet.

Should I now "just" become a Christian / be baptized (and hope that through prayers, reading the bible, and applying the bible, I will start to believe), should I walk away, or should I continue to seek God? (If so, how?)

Harry Riches
Happy Riches  Answer requested by Anonymous

Why should I become or not become a Christian?

Your problem appears to be that you do not want to become a Christian, you only want to read about something. Actually, to me your question seems to be disingenuous, but I will give you the benefit of the doubt and provide an answer, just in case I am wrong—which has high probability because I lack omniscience.

Your question reminds me of an anecdote concerning a school teacher who knew everything a word processor could do. He even knew the various makes and how their different models functioned. Then he belittled a person who knew how to type with ten fingers, without looking at the keys, for being so ignorant not to possess the information he possessed but was only capable of typing.

(Fancy knowing how to type with ten fingers on a word processor and not have the ability to regurgitate information about the different models and functions of word processors.)

The school teacher had a lot of useless information about equipment that is of no value today. The person who knows how to type with ten fingers is still capable of enjoying the experience of being able to type with ten fingers without having to look where the fingers have to go. A very handy ability, especially when typing other people’s quotes and the person is a journalist or a writer.

If you want to experience the reality of God, seek Him out. But if you think that you are going to get closer to God by reading the Bible and analyzing its validity by reading other people’s commentary, forget it. That is like you wanting to know another person and never meeting them, but you feel you might know about them because you read a book. Or someone else’s commentary about a biography that someone else wrote about the person.

Socrates existed, but no one really knows him. Socrates died and people have to accept what Plato has to say about him. But you will not get to know Socrates. He did not rise from the dead and there is no testimony that he did. However, there is testimony of Jesus having risen from the dead.

I can tell you that I know Lord Jesus Christ but not because I read a book. I know Lord Jesus Christ because I have a relationship with Him. Like any relationship there are issues. In my case, when it comes to my relationship with Lord Jesus Christ, the issues are to do with myself. But a relationship is not something a person has with a book, unless you have an unhealthy obsession and happen to be a bibliolater.

The other thing I notice that you seemingly sarcastically ask, “Should I believe?”
What are you going to believe? That a million years ago something happened. Many people believe myths about events that did not occur and of which they have no proof, merely theories—which they claim to be facts. Of course, the clued up, know they are talking nonsense, when claiming theories to be actual facts. Being a realist, I like real evidence, not possibilities or maybes or computer models.

If you want to believe in myths, you will end up with wishful thinking. If you want to know truth, you will want evidence, and you will seek it. Most people, having been conditioned by their schooling, only believe what they have been indoctrinated to believe. If you want to break out of the mold and be radical, seek God yourself, and ask Him to reveal Lord Jesus Christ to you. If you don’t, you are not serious. The truth is as simple as that really.

The fact is that you are responsible for your own decisions and if you think that you are merely born to die and this is part of the evolutionary process, then that becomes your decision if you believe that. But if you think that being born to die is a futile existence when analyzed from a rational perspective, and that there has to be a reason for being here (as well as for the sun to exist, the seasons to exist, the moon to exist) that is of a metaphysical nature, then you will begin to think for yourself. In thinking for yourself, you should come up with the question: If there is intelligence, there has to be a source who possesses intelligence? How can I know that source? By calling out to Him!

Think in terms of knocking on the door of a stranger's house and you are in serious need of help—Is anybody home!

But bear in mind, if you are not sincere, He probably would not bother answering you. Really, would you expect the President of United States to drop everything and heed your cry? Just look at how many people he dismisses and does not give the time of day. Although, unlike the President, the Omniscient One knows your thoughts and your intentions, whether you are genuine or just an insincere fool playing games. If you are genuine, Lord Jesus Christ will reveal Himself to you.

The Only Words Written By God Are To Do With Relationships, Not A Proposition

Monday, December 26, 2016

UNBELIEVING JEWS WERE FOUND OUT WHEN JESUS POINTED TO THE FACT THAT THOSE WHO CONTINUE LOOKING TO HIM WOULD KNOW THE TRUTH. Many People Love To Jump On A Bandwagon When They Think There Is Nothing For Them To Be Held Accountable For. When people realize that they are responsible for their own actions, they begin to hate those who remind them—more often than not.

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. - John 8:44

Specifically, Jesus was talking to the Jews who had believed in Him:
Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham, and have never been in bondage to any one. How is it that you say, ‘You will be made free’?” 
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not continue in the house for ever; the son continues for ever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you. I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.
They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children, you would do what Abraham did, but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth which I heard from God; this is not what Abraham did. You do what your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But, because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? He who is of God hears the words of God; the reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” (John 8:31–47)
If this text is applied to people today who had once believed in Jesus, as many claim they once did, then those who are not of God hate the words of God. They are of the Devil, according to this passage.

Importantly, though, we must not take text out of context. These Jews had believed in Jesus as the Messiah, but they had a change of heart. They claimed to be Abraham’s children and therefore had no need to repent of anything. They believed they were the chosen people of God before they were born. Jesus challenged them and said that if they were Abraham’s children they would do what he did.

Here is a key for every person who seeks to understand the truth about the Scriptures. Instead of being a disciple of Nietzsche and claiming that God is dead, as do the many believers in atheism, by understanding everything about Abraham, we will be enlightened how to find favor with God. For Abraham did not scoff at the Creator; rather, he sought to understand the truth. This is why Abraham is called the father of all who have faith.
For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression.
That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants—not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, for he is the father of us all, as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. (Romans 4:15–17)
To obtain the faith that Abraham had, we need to have evidence of God working in our lives. Those who are willing to prove God, as the Bible states, they will find this faith; whereas, those who are bigoted, foolish, indoctrinated, dogmatic and trust in belief systems will not experience the reality of knowing the Heavenly Father. To know God is to have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying and a heart that is willing to respond.

We are all given this ability to hear and know God through the faculty we call our conscience. When we acknowledge our conscience and seek God for forgiveness of our violations of what we know to be right, such as dishonoring our parents, bearing false witness, stealing, coveting and hating other people, not to mention being promiscuous rather than being honorable, this is the beginning of opening our lives up to our Heavenly Father so that we might receive what the Son of God has for us—the inheritance that He left for all to claim.

What the now disbelieving Jews were saying to Jesus is that they had their inheritance already. They saw their inheritance as this world and its political system. In effect, they were saying that we enjoy our corrupt ways and we are not going to believe in justice nor show mercy to the poor and downtrodden.

Naturally, Jesus understood that they were claiming the Devil as their father, because he is the one who influences people to do evil. All the evil that exists comes from the father of lies and those who reject that God will judge those who have committed sin against another person are merely believing the lie of the Devil. This is the case, even though such individuals think they are cleverer than the Omniscient Creator.

Abraham was seeking a better place than what this world had to offer. In fact, the book of Hebrews tells us that Abraham was seeking a city that was made by God, not man. This is because, unlike this world, a city created by God would only know goodness, not evil. A city made by God would not have a need for judges or lawyers or other crooks. Politicians and judges would not be able to be bribed. Justice would be evident because righteousness would reign and there would be no violations of any law.

Everybody would be reaping their just rewards for living righteously and none would be screwed, as is the case with what currently happens on Earth, where a person is imprisoned because of a minor violation when donating to a political nominee, while a certain woman can flagrantly commit numerous gross violations of the same law, more than anyone would have thought possible without imprisonment, and still run for president.

Coming: The Day When Those Who Love Evil Will Learn The Unadulterated Truth

Saturday, December 24, 2016

AN AGNOSTIC WANTS TO KNOW HOW HE CAN REALLY BELIEVE AND HOW HE CAN BE BORN AGAIN. Augustine Said That He Believed So That He Could Understand Rather Than Understand So That He Could Believe. Reasoning with God would require us to understand before we can accept our need for Him as true.

I’m an agnostic who goes to church. I live in a Muslim country where you must be a Muslim or a Christian, if you want to get married or have official papers you have to be religious, also the church helps with my social anxiety. How can I really believe? Also how can I be born again?
All agnostics acknowledge that the Universe has to have been created by the Creator. The evidence is so overwhelming, only those who are fools deny this fact—because they believe in a theory.

When we believe something to be true, we are actually accepting something to be real.

If any agnostic accepts that the Creator created the Universe, then the agnostic is intellectually capable of reasoning that the Infinite One who created the Universe is able to read people’s minds and discern the difference between their thoughts and intentions.

If you acknowledge that God understands the difference between your thoughts and intentions, then you will appreciate that any insincere and half-hearted consideration of relating to Him may not be acknowledged. God does not entertain fools. This is why there are many atheists who reject Him. They are not genuinely interested in knowing and understanding the truth. The reason: truth in relationships requires genuine intentions.

The concept of love requires two individuals to give of themselves to each other in a relationship. No two persons, who make a commitment to one another because of their genuine devotion towards each other, have second thoughts about their commitment, once they have made it. If either of the persons in the relationship had prior knowledge of the other's insincerity, the relationship would not enter into a contractual stage.

The reason people are not able to enter into a relationship with the Creator of the Universe is because they are not genuine. They think they can be promiscuous and have other gods in their relationship with their Creator—ones of their own making. Moreover, these people overlook that the Creator of the Universe knows the true intentions of their hearts.

Jesus said that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Lord Jesus is the way to the truth that enables you to have eternal life. So this indicates that there is process involved within each individual if they are to secure eternal life. Yet, we learn from the First Letter of John that accepting as true that Lord Jesus died for our sins and rose the dead because He is God is sufficient for us to be saved.
  • Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 1:5)
The real issue each one has to acknowledge is the futility of being born to die and then having to suffer while we are on this Earth, whether this be psychologically (mentally, emotionally) or physically. Not to acknowledge this is to play the fool.

If you desire to know why you were born; if you desire to know the Creator; call out to Him to show you the way to know Him. If Jesus rose from the dead (which He did), then if you genuinely desire to know Him, call out to Him, so that you may know Him. Reason says that if Jesus is the Son of God, He will be capable of hearing your call.

Although, bear in mind, Lord Jesus Christ is also capable of discerning whether you are truly genuine or less than 100% in your request. The modern concept of situational ethics does not cut it. In other words, if Lord Jesus Christ knows that you might think you are genuine today but tomorrow you will have changed your mind, then He understands that you have a lack of integrity in your conviction. Either you want to know the way to eternal life and nothing else matters, or you are not sure.

The Way To The Truth Is Also The Way To Eternal Life But Only For The Genuine

Thursday, December 22, 2016

THE EXCLAMATION "OH MY GOD" IS THOUGHT BY SOME TO BE BLASPHEMY. Blasphemy Of The Holy Spirit Is An Unforgivable Sin. When a person blurts out "oh my god" this does not necessarily mean that the Creator God is being blasphemed..

Harry Riches

Harry Riches Answer requested by Rey Ed

When Americans blurt out, “Oh my god!” maybe they are not making a reference to the Lord God Creator of the Universe. Maybe they are calling on some other god and violating the first commandment of the Decalogue, which states that you shall have no God’s before me—providing you understand who “me” happens to be.

The only sin that Jesus said would not be forgiven was blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
  • Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.(Matthew 12:31-32)
One of the many problems that seems to be universal is people have such a poor understanding of the Ten Commandments, which is evident in that they do not comprehend what taking God’s name in vain (the third commandment of the Decalogue) actually constitutes. Tragically, people perish and suffer unnecessarily because of their lack of truth. The third commandment is one injunction that is misinterpreted. Worse still, people who claim to know the Bible have no understanding of the what the first of the Ten Commandments actually means. For if they did, I am sure they would not be calling out to one of their many gods to help them (the god of many names). Those who know the true God, today, always call upon Lord Jesus Christ.

To illustrate my point. A Christian woman, I once met, told me of two instances whereupon she called out to Lord Jesus Christ to help her, and He did.

The first instance was when her husband (a non-Christian/unbeliever—atheist, maybe?) had her pinned to the floor and grabbed a knife. Upon her calling out to Lord Jesus Christ, her husband immediately froze and released her, disorientated.

The second incidence occurred when a man attempted to assault her one night when she was walking home. She called upon Lord Jesus Christ to help her and the man fled
In both of those circumstances, if she did not know Lord Jesus Christ, she might have called out, “Oh my god,” but that would have been in vain. Demons are not in the habit of helping their victims.

From my understanding of the Scriptures, the first commandment is being violated when people call out “my god” indiscriminately. Although, Americans may claim they believe in God, we know that the majority of them only pay lip service.

Judgment is coming upon America as it is coming upon Europe, for they claim to be Christian Nations when in fact they are heathen. Now this is blasphemy.

Claiming the Lord God’s name in vain is blasphemy; but not calling out to one of your favorite demons by demonstrating uncertainty as to who is God.

For those who know the Lord God (the Lord God is One, what is His name and what is His son's name?), happen to know Him by name and they have a very intimate relationship with Him through Lord Jesus Christ.

The Difference Between Blasphemy And Calling Out To The Unknown God

NO GREATER LOVE CAN A YOU HAVE THAN LAY YOUR LIFE DOWN FOR ANOTHER. Some Question Whether Jesus Actually Loved Anyone Because He Was Born, Bled and Died Forsaken. They theorize that Jesus did only what His Father told him to do.

There is Jesus the Son of Man and Jesus the Son of God.

Jesus the Son of Man chose to do the will of the Father. In His humanity, Jesus was tempted in all ways as we are, but without sin. The Psalmist provides us with some sentiments that we would have to admit Jesus the Son of Man would have held in His heart. In fact these verses could have been prophetic in nature, as in the case of Isaiah.
  • I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:8)
  • I will delight myself in your statutes. I will not forget your word. (Psalm 119:16)
  • I will delight myself in your commandments, because I love them. (Psalm 119:47)
  • Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delights— I have put my Spirit on him. He will bring justice to the nations. (Isaiah 42:1)
Lord Jesus, the Son of God, was always in the bosom of the Father and nothing was created without Him. For all things were created through the Son of God, and there was nothing that was made that was not made without Him. In Him is life, and the life is the light of men (John 1:18; John 1:3-4). So when He made the decision to become the Son of Man, this was done in Heaven, before the Son of God entered the body of the child born of Mary. The book of Hebrews tells us:
  • Therefore when he comes into the world, he says,“Sacrifice and offering you didn’t desire, but you prepared a body for me. You had no pleasure in whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come (in the scroll of the book it is written of me) to do your will, O God.’ (Hebrews 10:5-7)
What this means is that God loves us—both the Father and the Son love us—and, through the Spirit of God, brought about the miracle of activating a human egg within the womb of a virgin; so that when the child was born, the Son of God could enter the child. The plan had been worked out beforehand and this is the gospel message that was given to Abraham (check this answer on Quora).

Lord Jesus Christ made the decision to redeem the human race in concert with the Father, after it had been kidnapped by the Evil One. This Lord Jesus did by becoming man and taking the place of Adam to redeem what was lost. Adam forfeited his rights when he chose to listen to the Evil One. Lord Jesus Christ paid the ransom price when He was crucified as a righteous man, and traded His life for that of Adam and his progeny. Adam’s progeny did not choose to sin, but were born into sin without choice. Lord Jesus Christ loves humankind so much that He was prepared to humble Himself and take upon the form of a servant, in order for us to have eternal life. If this is not love, what is?

As for the Son of God having a choice: everyone who has freewill is capable of making a choice. However, not everyone who has freewill has the power to overcome death. When it comes to humans, we can choose to do evil or we can choose to accept what the Son of God has done for us. But we cannot choose to overcome death on our own because we do not have the power to do so.

Choices can be limited by an individual’s ability to effect the decision made. Inherent in the idea of choice is the ability to perform the action chosen. A person, who says that he has made a choice but does not follow through with his decision, has not made a choice.

When one makes a choice, one really makes a resolution that one keeps. Some people find it easy to make a choice when it comes to doing what they have been conditioned to do. But they fall into the category of wishful thinkers, when having said that they were going to change course and do something different, only to then change their mind and continue as they were. The effect of doing establishes these people as purveyors of false declarations—surely, nobody would do such a thing.

Jesus being the Word of God—the full comprehensive knowledge of God that calculates harmony and issues life—made the choice to come to Earth in accordance to the decision that He determined when in the bosom of the Father (John 1:1–5; John 1:18). When the Son of God came to Earth, He was tempted in every way as we are (Hebrews 4:15), so that He might prove that He is righteous, and show us how we ought to live our lives. Being humble, when on Earth, Jesus called upon His Father in Heaven to give Him strength, to guide Him and enable Him to believe that in His humanity, He had the power over death.

In effect, the preincarnate Son of God freely chose to come to Earth to demonstrate His love and that of the Father towards humankind, and as the Son of Man (taking on a human body), demonstrated His love for us, by showing us how to overcome sin and death—providing we follow in His footsteps.

Understanding The Love Of God Is Understanding The Counsel Of His Will

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

REAL NEWS IS FAKE NEWS TO SCOFFERS WHO DO NOT WANT TO ACCEPT TRUTH. A Formal Encounter With Jesus Will Occur At The His Second Coming. Meanwhile many have encounters are informal but they are never off the record because those who encounter Jesus have a worthwhile experience to share.

Harry Riches
Harry Riches Answer requested by Brandon Gatz

After having been a Christian for about a year, as I drove down a hill towards the racecourse near where I lived, a man about 1000 feet tall appeared standing in the racecourse just before the grandstand. The man had a beard and very dark brown hair flowing down to his shoulders. He outstretched his hand towards me and indicated that I should come to him. When I got to the racecourse the man disappeared. That man, I believe, was Lord Jesus Christ.
A month later, Lord Jesus Christ appeared again and indicated for me to come to Him by curling his finger and hand pulling it towards himself. This time He was some ten miles away from where I first saw Him standing in racecourse. Then as I drove down the hill, Lord Jesus Christ disappeared.
The following month, I looked up from a roof that I happened to be working on and Lord Jesus appeared to me standing in front of a low mountain range. This time He must have been about twenty miles away. Again, Lord Jesus was indicating to me with His hand to follow Him.
Since then, Lord Jesus Christ has appeared before me on numerous occasions, but not 1000 feet tall, as He did those three times. Sometimes, when I see what looks like Lord Jesus, I think it has to be angel. Other times, I think this must be some a holographic image produced by the Spirit of God. But there are those times Lord Jesus Christ appears and I know that this is definitely Him, even though He does not speak.