Tuesday, December 11, 2018

IF MOSES EXISTED AND THE EXODUS REALLY TOOK PLACE, SURELY WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO KNOW THE ACTUAL DATE OF THE GREAT EVENT. One Of The Key Arguments That The Exodus And The Origins Of The Israelites Is False Has To Do With Dating The Exodus. The Bible clearly indicates when the Exodus happened but not the exact hour of the day of the month of the year.

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Happy Riches · answers requestby Steven Lackey

From the information available that was given to Moses, the date for the Exodus appears to have been 1446 BC. This is taken from typology and based upon the year of Jesus’ death. The internal witness of the Bible is very accurate historically; the reason why its prophecies come to pass.
As it happens, in an article in Bible and Spade entitled “Recent Research on the Date and Setting of the Exodus” written by Bryant G. Wood PhD states:
Chronological data in the Bible demonstrate that the Exodus took place in 1446 BC. This is supported by evidence from Jericho, Ai and Hazor showing that all three sites were burned by fire at the end of the 15th century BC, the time frame for the Conquest based on a 1446 BC Exodus. At Jericho, not only is there evidence for destruction by fire, but also that the destruction took place just after the harvest, the city walls fell, the siege of the city was short, and the city was not plundered, as the Bible records . Our excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir have demonstrated that it meets all of the Biblical requirements to be identified as Joshua’s Ai, including destruction by fire. At Hazor, the burning of Stratum XV/2 and the destruction of temples give evidence of the Israelite conquest of the city. (Recent Research on the Date and Setting of the Exodus)
Based upon what my investigations into the historical accuracy of the Bible have uncovered and what Bryant G. Wood has uncovered from archaeological evidence, the date for the Exodus appears to be sometime in 1446 BC.

Monday, December 10, 2018

DID THE ROMANS, THE JEWS, THE DEVIL, OR THE SIN OF THE WORLD KILL JESUS? Actually, Nobody Killed Jesus Because He Rose From The Dead And Is Still Alive, Whereas If Jesus Were Dead, Like Mohammad His Bones Would Have Been Buried. The death and resurrection of the Son of God really was the crucifixion of sin and the power of the Devil being defeated by a demonstration of the indestructible power of the Holy One, Lord Jesus Christ.

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Happy Riches answers question by anonymous

The Bible has been proven reliable historically, contrary to the claims of those who do not want to accept the archaeological evidence that authenticates the validity of the Scriptures.

Using the Bible to investigate the claims that the Jewish authorities were responsible for the death of Jesus of Nazareth and the Roman authorities were the acting agents, we learn that the Romans reigned over Jerusalem at the time.
  • In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, in the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness; and he went into all the region about the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (Luke 3:1-3)
Apparently, certain priests and scribes were seeking to kill Jesus, because he had rubbed them up the wrong way. Jesus had challenged many leaders of the Jews about their hypocrisy. But they were fearful of raising the ire of the people who believed in Him, if they arrested Jesus and then made public accusations against Him that they could not prove. Previous attempts to trap Jesus into saying something that they could justify as a sin were futile.
  • And they tried to arrest him, but feared the multitude, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them; so they left him and went away. And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Hero′di-ans, to entrap him in his talk. And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true, and care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?” But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why put me to the test? Bring me a coin, and let me look at it.” And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.” Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at him. (Mark 12:12-17)
The attempt to fit Jesus up, using a woman, whom they claimed had been caught in adultery, also failed (John 8:1-9). The manner in which Jesus foiled their ploy really made the hypocrites rankle bitterly within. It is one thing to knife someone in the back, but when a person is being knifed from within his own conscience: the festering pain of hatred does not go away.
  • It was now two days before the Passover and the feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth, and kill him; for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be a tumult of the people.” (Mark 14:1-2)
As fate would have it, Judas Iscariot decided to betray Jesus and assist the chief priests. The chief priest appears to have finally had enough and made the final decision to condemn Jesus to death.
  • Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. And when they heard it they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.(Mark 14:10)
  • Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I shall kiss is the man; seize him and lead him away under guard.”…. And they laid hands on him and seized him.…And they led Jesus to the high priest; and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes were assembled.… Now the chief priests and the whole council sought testimony against Jesus to put him to death; but they found none. For many bore false witness against him, and their witness did not agree. And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’” Yet not even so did their testimony agree. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” But he was silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” And Jesus said, “I am; and you will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” And the high priest tore his garments, and said, “Why do we still need witnesses? You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death. (Mark 14:43-64)
So that the chief priests could wipe their hands of Jesus’ murder, they decided to ask the Romans to execute Him.
  • And as soon as it was morning the chief priests, with the elders and scribes, and the whole council held a consultation; and they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” And the chief priests accused him of many things. And Pilate again asked him, “Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.” But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate wondered. Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked. And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barab′bas. And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he was wont to do for them. And he answered them, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up. But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead. And Pilate again said to them, “Then what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?” And they cried out again, “Crucify him.” And Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.” So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas; and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the praetorium); and they called together the whole battalion. And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on him. And they began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck his head with a reed, and spat upon him, and they knelt down in homage to him. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him. (Mark 15:1-20)
Jesus was crucified with the title “King of the Jews” being placed over him.
  • And the inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.” And with him they crucified two robbers, one on his right and one on his left. (Mark 15:26-27)
Herod found Jesus not guilty of anything. But from the book of Luke, we learn that Barabbas was also sentenced for sedition, as well as murder. This made it convenient for Pilate to sentence Jesus in place of Barabbas.
  • When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. And when he learned that he belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. So he questioned him at some length; but he made no answer. The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him; then, arraying him in gorgeous apparel, he sent him back to Pilate. And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was perverting the people; and after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him; neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Behold, nothing deserving death has been done by him; I will therefore chastise him and release him.” But they all cried out together, “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”—a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city, and for murder.
From the book of Mark, the evidence appears to be that Pilate saw that it was politically expedient to appease the Jews, lest there be a riot in Jerusalem, even though he did not really believe Jesus was guilty of anything. Nevertheless, by crucifying Jesus in the place of Barabbas, everything could be done very quickly.
The fact that Jesus was crucified for attempting to usurp the authorities by claiming that he was king of the Jews suggested to the public that He was executed for sedition in place of Barabbas, who was released. This way both the Jewish authorities and Pilate felt they were exonerated for His crucifixion. The Jews could blame the Romans. And Pilate could point to sedition as the reason for Jesus’ execution. Such were the Machiavelians in the days of Jesus’ time on Earth.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

THE EXTRA-BIBLICAL SOURCES THAT VERIFY THE HISTORICAL ACCURACY OF THE BIBLE ALSO PROVIDE EVIDENCE FOR THE ORIGINS OF THE ISRAELITES. The Truth Of The Nation Of Israel Having Been Created From A Group Of Slaves That Lived In Egypt Is Quite Substantial. Because of misinformation and possible purposeful disinformation that many people quickly dismiss the idea that Israelite origins are factual.

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Happy Riches answers request by anonymous

The archaeological evidence for Moses and the Exodus is so compelling that it clearly authenticates the description within the Bible.

The Wyatt Museum has evidence of many artifacts that confirm Exodus, the location of the Red Sea Crossing and the Mountain of God in Saudi Arabia.

Other sources have also found these same evidences, but for some reason, there are certain forces at work attempting to discredit these finds.
Besides those who attempt to discredit these finds, what is amazing is the number of people who reject the evidence because they do not want to acknowledge the truth of its existence. The only reason for this rejection can be the people do not want to know the truth. Why? Because to acknowledge the truth means to admit that one is really just a speck that is probably smaller than the smallest grain of sand in the final analysis, even though we are told that God cares for us. Egos like to be big, with the prospect of believing it is possible to get bigger, with many thinking they possess the biggest. Unfortunately, even the biggest balloons burst.
Sodom and Gomorrah, destroyed in the days of Abraham, have been found; but do not tell anybody, as they might suggest that you are suggesting God’s judgments are not to be taken lightly.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

THE MOUNT OF TRANSFIGURATION WAS ETCHED INTO THE MINDS OF THOSE WHO SAW JESUS TRANSFORMED BEFORE THEIR VERY EYES, AS HE SPOKE WITH MOSES AND ELIJAH. Not Only Were The Minds Of Peter, John and James Affected As Witnesses Of The Event, But Many Who Read The Account In The Gospels Of Mark, Matthew And Luke Are Also Affected. Having a body that shines like the sun and the ability to transcend death may seem impossible, but not if we do not doubt—but there is the problem, that doubt.

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Happy Riches answers request by anonymous
Most people would probably state that this is an impossible happening for you to experience. However, this depends upon whether you have sufficient faith, on the one hand, and on the other, whether this is the will of God for you.

All things are possible for those who believe, but as Jesus has said, God needs to be involved. When finally said and done, even though anything is possible, there is the matter of His will.
  • And Jesus said to him, “If you can! All things are possible to him who believes.” (Mark 9:23)
  • Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27)
  • And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; remove this cup from me; yet not what I will, but what thou wilt.” (Mark 14:36)
To say that a thing cannot occur because it is not the will of God, can be construed as a cop out, or “a get out of jail” clause. The idea that people can speak to a mountain and command for it to be thrown into the sea is not taken literally by most people, because nobody has been seen doing this.
  • Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be taken up and cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. (Mark 11:23)
However, the context suggests that Jesus actually meant that a mountain could be literally taken up and cast into the sea. The issue that needs to be addressed is unbelief and doubt. Just a seed of doubt is sufficient to prevent, what one would like to believe could happen, actually occurring.
Doubt is said to be the essence of thought. Rene Descarte is quoted as having declared: “I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am.” The idea becomes that if one does not doubt, one does not think. Yet it is possible to think without doubting.
Positive thought merely follows the consequences of ideas. Doubt, however, creates an uncertainty about one’s own abilities and ultimately oneself. Doubting is not necessary for thinking. A person, who reasons soundly, has no need to doubt. Doubt only occurs when one leaves the path of sound thinking and becomes lost in one’s own thoughts.
However, when it comes to the transfiguration of which you speak, it is worth noting what Jesus said:
  • Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. (Matthew 16:28)
The Apostle Peter later on went to say concerning this event:
  • For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” we heard this voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. (2 Peter 1:16–18)
In the light of our short consideration of faith and all things being possible in relation to the will of God, what occurred at the Mount of Transfiguration appears to have been a one off event to demonstrate to those present that this concerns the return of Lord Jesus Christ. In which case, if you are one of those who are raised from the dead or are alive at the coming of Lord Jesus Christ, who is a genuine Christian, you will be possess a glorified body—to what degree your face will shine, might be another matter though.
  • And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:3)
  • For not all flesh is alike, but there is one kind for men, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. There are celestial bodies and there are terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory. So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. (1 Corinthians 15:39-42)
The degree of brightness that your face will shine will depend on what you do while you are on Earth. This, though, will not happen before the time that it is has been determined.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ARE VERY BASIC AND NOT ESOTERIC BUT, LIKE NUMBERS ARE VERY BASIC, MANY PEOPLE FIND THEM EITHER TOO DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH OR TOO BORING TO CONTEMPLATE. Yet there are a multiplicity of revelations and deep wisdom and understanding to be gained from meditating what is outwardly very simple. Just as an alphabet is boring after a while, but essential to make life very interesting, when it comes to written communication, so, too, are the teachings of the Bible critical for enjoying life itself.

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Happy Riches answers anonymous

There is a massive difference between the teachings within the Bible and the teachings of people that are based upon what is written in the Bible.

Just to ask whether a person agrees with the teachings that are within the Bible is like saying, “Do you like a playing around in a worm farm?”
Understanding the Bible is the result of experiential knowledge that only comes through application of the principles contained within its pages; a fact that leaves most people bereft of such an appreciation.
Truth, principles and knowledge are not something most people comprehend—yet for some reason, these people find misinformation easier to believe.
While the simple truth of the Bible teaching is the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it, there are many other elements within the pages of the Holy Writ that are misconstrued, twisted, broken and reorganized to form ideas foreign to the text.
Nevertheless, here is the simple truth of what the Bible teaches:
  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3)
  • The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)
  • Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. (John 12:35)
  • In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
  • He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:16)
  • If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
  • But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. (Proverbs 4:18)
  • He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:18)
  • And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19)
Once a person has been qualified by the Creator as someone who is genuinely seeking the truth, by practicing what it instructs, then more will be revealed.
Only those walking in the path of righteousness through faith in Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit are able to learn greater truth.
Each one is responsible for himself or herself.
As the light shines in the darkness, truth is revealed to those who walk in the light. Who would disagree with that? Only those who love darkness, rather than the light.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

STEPHEN FRY CANNOT PROVE WHAT CAME FIRST, FRIED CHICKEN OR FRIED EGGS, BUT THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A PANHANDLER TO JINGLE YOUR POCKET CHANGE IF YOU LET HIM. Not Every Body Is Endeared To Fry, Or Even To Any One With A Name Like Boyle, There Is Some Kind Of Double Meaning Attached That Makes One Wonder If They Are Really Legit. Names are like that after all, I mean Lord does mean Master and Jesus does mean Savior and Christ does mean the Holy One, except the likes of Fry flare up, asserting that they are superior, even though death has their number and they do not see any reason why they should acknowledge this truth.

Stephen (pronounced "steven", not "step hen") Fry contravened Irish law by insulting God.

One of the tragedies so many people suffer is the fact that the Creator gave everyone freewill. This means that each one is therefore responsible for his or her own decisions. Just because Fry has no inclination to honor God because he has a predilection that is prohibited by the Creator is his own problem.
Fry speaks of the Creator being selfish. Fry, of course, is omniscient and understands everything. In reality, it is easy to be a blowhard who can regurgitate information that he has learned elsewhere. For example:
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Now it has been said that the sharpest things are unrestricted putrid smells that are able to penetrate cloth without leaving a mark.
From Stephen Fry and Friends on the Life, Loves and Hates of Christopher Hitchens we learn that “Fry was joined on stage in London by Richard Dawkins where the two discussed Hitchens' unflinching commitment to the truth.”—A truth that ex-atheist, Peter Hitchens, brother of Christopher, once espoused but realized that it was a falsehood before it was too late (for after death comes judgment).
Nevertheless, the eternally darkened lackluster brilliance of the pseudo-omniscient ones raved, on that occasion when ignorance was exulted as truth, and “novelist Ian McEwan who was at [Christopher] Hitchen’s side sent Fry a text which read “The Rolls Royce mind is still purring". [1]
Now when it comes to truth, the real question is what will Fry—with the Rolls Royce mind—do once he has died and joins Christopher Hitchens? Tell a joke? Or maybe, make a quip such as: “What can roll down a hill but can hardly get up one? ….Answer: A Rolls Canardly (- Oxford Reference).”
Fry has an issue with God because he hates the fact that he is who he is. Fry may not agree with this, but if a person is wise, this is when a person loves himself.
  • He who gets wisdom loves himself; he who keeps understanding will prosper. (Proverbs 19:8)
Some might say Fry has prospered. Others might look askance. Much depends upon what a person thinks possessing “understanding” means.
  • A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. (Proverbs 18:2)
  • It is like sport to a fool to do wrong, but wise conduct is pleasure to a man of understanding. (Proverbs 10:23)
  • A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding. (Proverbs 14:6)
  • Wisdom abides in the mind of a man of understanding, but it is not known in the heart of fools. (Proverbs 14:33)
  • Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding, (Proverbs 3:13)
On the one hand, each one of us has freewill. On the other hand, this is given to us in the hope that we are wise enough to realize that there is more to life than what we can see and touch. For knowledge begets wisdom to the person who possesses the commonsense to understand that if death produces futility for existence, and the concept of eternity exists, surely we must exist for a reason.
As for the laws of a country, we can disregard them if we like. If we did not possess freewill, this would be impossible. Likewise, if we did not possess freewill, we would not be able to disregard the laws of God that were written with His Own Finger.
The Bible teaches that there will be a record of our life revealed on the Day of Judgment. Each one of us will have the opportunity to see how we will go giving the Judge of Eternity the finger on that day, if we are predisposed to do so. Apparently, we will be held accountable not only for what we have done, but also for every word we have uttered.
As for the laws created by humans, they really do not matter in the grander scheme of existence. No mere human being has power over death—only the Creator, who wrote the Ten Commandments with His Own Finger.

THE WORD “TRINITY” IS NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE AND PEOPLE HAVE TO ORGANIZE SCRIPTURE AND THEN CREATE A STORY AS TO WHY THERE ARE REFERENCES TO THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. Taken At Face Value, The Statement In The Name Of The Father And Of The Son And Of The Holy Spirit Would Suggest That The Three Mentioned Individuals Would Share The Same Name. There just does not appear to be any statement that says, “This is God’s Name,” but we are told that God is One, and a name is not the same as a classification or designation of type but a unique means by which people are addressed, although there are many people with the same name, they will all answer that name when called, not the name of another.

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Happy Riches answers question by anonymous

People explain many things from the Bible that are not found within its very pages. There are many ignorant and opinionated people, who will say that they only believe what the Bibles states; yet, these people will waffle on about what they heard someone else say, or what they have read in a commentary, as if they found this information between the covers of the Holy Writ themselves.
People who say that they only believe what the Bible states, but consult other works, have to realize that they are operating a double-standard and therefore are of a double mind.
The Psalmist had an issue with people who were double-minded. But he loved the consistency of the Law.
In the book of James, we learn some basic truths about people who are double-minded (which in effect means that they talk nonsense).
  • Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind. (James 4:8)
  • For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord. (James 1:7-8)
Nowhere in the Bible does it say that we have to believe in the Doctrine of the Trinityto be saved. Yet the French-born John Calvin (Wikipedia) contributed to the murder of the Spaniard Michael Servetus (Wikipedia) because the latter said the Bible has no mention of the Doctrine of the Trinity. Calvin, assenting to the murder of Servetus, appears to have purposely disregarded what he would have found written in the Bible:
  • Any one who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. (1 John 3:15)
In the Bible, we find some very clear statements about the Almighty and what is expected of us. Beginning with the book of wisdom, we are challenged about where we stand in relation to the One, Who alone is perfect; Who alone provides salvation.
  • I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.
     Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in his fists?Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know! (Proverbs 30:3-4)
  • I write this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. (1 John 5:13)
  • For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
  • That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:3)
  • And Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
  • And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. (1 John 3:23)
  • Hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. ( Romans 5:5 )
Whether a person believes in the Doctrine of the Trinity is neither here nor there. What really counts is whether one has a relationship with the Father through the Son, having been baptized in the Holy Spirit.