Posted by Paul G Thursday, October 22, 2015 links to this post
The Puritans are the men of God who started in the 16th century building on the purity of the gospel message that Salvation is by Grace alone.
“Love the Lord your God with all your HEART and with all your SOUL and with all your MIGHT (Deuteronomy 6:5)”.
(v.7)“You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.”
This is the most important Command from the Lord our God the creator of heaven and earth to all of His creation.
Before anyone can love God they need to know which God they need to love with all their heart, soul and might, “for some of you have no knowledge of God, I speak this to your shame (1 Cor. 15:34)”.
For the Lord is 'dealing out retribution to those who do not KNOW God and to those who do not obey Him (2 Thes. 1:8)'.
The question is, WHO is this God we ought KNOW and to LOVE?
Is it Jehovah? Is it Yahweh? Is it those three god-persons called the trinity? Is it Allah? Is it Krishna? Is it Buddha or is it Jesus Christ who is called the LORD?
There is NO neutral position to this command, and neither can you love all of them, you will either love the one and hate the other (Matthew 6:24).
Jesus said, that is written in the Law, “HOW DOES IT READ TO YOU ?” (Luke 10 :26)
Does it read to you that you can love a god called Yahweh AND also the Lord Jesus Christ?
Or does the Bible teach that you can love three god-persons?
To the contrary, 1 Corinthians 16:22 “If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ , he is to be accursed”.
In the Scriptures we can see that there is only ONE true God and that is the Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 5:20), and apart from the Lord Jesus Christ was NO OTHER God formed (Isa.43:10).
Isaiah himself called the Lord Jesus Christ the Mighty God (Isa. 9:6).
And Thomas called the Lord Jesus Christ, “My Lord and my GOD!' (John 20:28).
Is there another Mighty God called Jehovah or Yahweh or Allah etc.??
Or, are there three God-persons who together are one God, called a trinity?
Or, are each one of those God-persons a separate individual God?
In how many gods do you believe?
And in which ONE God do you believe?
What is the Name of your God, or the Names of your many gods?
Or do you believe in a God who is unknowable?
A God with NO Name?
Perhaps a higher POWER?
Thus sayeth the Lord, Come now, and let us reason together ( Isa. 1:18).
It is better for you to answer those questions here on my blog than on JUDGEMENT day.
“Behold, NOW is the Accepted time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6:2).
ALL comments are welcome. Don't be afraid, the knowledge of God is the salvation of your soul.
Posted by Paul G Thursday, October 22, 2015 links to this post
What is the gospel of salvation ?
Most people answer that question by presenting a strategy pertaining to salvation.
They think that 'gospel' means 'SALVATION'.
In fact, 'gospel' means 'good news', it means good news in the subject it concerns.
It is supposed to be good news when the subject concerned is the Kingdom of God.
It is supposed to be good news when the subject concerned is creation.
It is supposed to be good news when the subject concerned is 'SALVATION'.
The gospel of SALVATION is the Lord Jesus Christ portrayed in SALVATION.
The word 'SALVATION' standing by itself is meaningless.
Saved, from WHAT ?
We need to address the specific meaning of salvation.
Now the specific meaning of salvation could be;
SAVED from drowning in the ocean.
SAVED from the hands of terrorists.
SAVED from a broken marriage.
SAVED from a sickness (cancer etc.).
SAVED from being blind.
And also, SAVED from a spiritually dead state unto life, becoming spiritually alive (born again).
The word 'SALVATION' pertains to all the above, plus more.
According to the Scriptures and the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ I preach a gospel-SALVATION which is by WORKS. Yes by WORKS! By us doing something for that salvation, believe in Jesus Christ, have faith in Jesus Christ and by doing what the Lord Jesus has said.
That is a temporal salvation and is NOT eternal.
That salvation is for ALL who are willing to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and seek Him by faith for whatever our need may be.
If we have great faith, great things will happen. If we have little faith, little things will happen. If we have no faith, what do we think will happen?
For everything good, we need to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that is the good news, called the gospel.
Anyone who does not believe will perish, that is called the bad news.
Therefore it is good news for ALL mankind, and especially for everyone who is willing to believe.
Now, according to the Scriptures and the Spirit of the Lord, I preach a gospel-SALVATION which is by GRACE alone! And NOT by works.
That salvation is a FREE GIFT of God lest any man may boast.
For that salvation no man can do anything, because he or she is dead, meaning spiritually DEAD, from the time of Adam, till the new birth (to be born again).
Spiritually dead people can NOT function in the area in which they are dead. For that reason they need someone to give them LIFE in the spirit, and only Jesus Christ can and will give that life to the elect (His children).
Because the new birth salvation is a free gift from the Lord Jesus Christ, therefore there is nothing required from us, NO faith, NO belief, NO trust, NOTHING at all!
It is just as the Lord Jesus has said, “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit”.
Now, that specific salvation is only for Gods children (the elect), and everyone of Gods children will be born again. Jesus Christ will lose not one, but save them all, and they can NEVER lose that salvation which is eternal life, because it is a FREE GIFT.
Eternal life can not be terminated, because it is ETERNAL.
That is the good news for all of God's children.
Now, did you understand that?
If I have not been clear, please let me hear your concern.
If you have further questions, please drop a comment.
All comments, good or bad, for or against are appreciated.
Add Your Comment(41)The Gospel Of SALVATION.
Posted by Paul G Sunday, September 06, 2015 links to this post
Our FATHER who art in heaven is JESUS CHRIST!
Is the Lord Jesus Christ your heavenly Father?
If the Lord Jesus Christ is NOT your Father who is in heaven, then who is your Father who is in heaven?
Jesus Christ said, “Pray, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Your Name” (Mat. 6:9).
Every professing Christian ought to know who their Father is who is in heaven.
That is because the NAME of our heavenly Father needs to be kept 'Holy', just as Jesus has said. Therefore it is required from every professing Christian to know His NAME and keep that NAME Holy.
It is reasonable to say, that no one can keep His NAME Holy, unless they know His NAME.
It is obvious, that 'FATHER' is not a name, but only a title, and the Lord Jesus did not say to keep a title Holy, but to keep His NAME Holy.
Anyone who does not know the name of his or her natural father is an illegitimate child.
The same is with everyone who does NOT know who their Father is who is in heaven is also an illegitimate son or daughter.
But the true children of God rejoice in His NAME all day long (Ps. 89:16), and His NAME will be on their foreheads (Rev. 22:4), and in His NAME shall the gentile trust (Mat. 12:21), in that day there shall be one Lord, and His NAME is the only NAME! (Zec. 14:9).
Which NAME is the only NAME?
And also which NAME is on your forehead?
And in which NAME do you trust?
If that NAME is not JESUS, then please tell me the Fathers NAME?
To the children of the Lord is but ONE God and that is the FATHER (1 Cor. 8:6), and all Gods children know His NAME, because the Lord has foretold it (Isa. 52:6) and they also are called by His NAME (Isa. 43:6-7).
Every true child of God knows his Fathers Name.
Do you know the NAME of your Father who is in heaven?
Please let me hear your thoughts.
Yes, it is important to know who your Father is who is in heaven.
Ignorance is no excuse.
Add Your Comment(65)Our FATHER who art in heaven is JESUS CHRIST!
Posted by Paul G Tuesday, March 03, 2015 links to this post
(Ex.20:3+5) I the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
WORSHIP ! NO OTHER god !
Which God do YOU worship ?
There is only ONE true God who created heaven and earth and that is the Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 5:20 and John 1......).
Any OTHER god is a false god, the devil (2 Cor. 4:4).
But which God do YOU worship?
Do you WORSHIP another god (other than Jesus Christ)?
Do you WORSHIP two identities, Jesus Christ and another god called 'God' and 'Father'?
(John 4:22-24) The Lord Jesus said, “You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for such people the Father seeks to be worshipers.
God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.”
And in verse 26, Jesus declared that He is the ONE.
“The true worshipers will worship the FATHER”! (John 4:23)
Do you worship the Father?
Or, do you worship Jesus Christ?
Jesus found the man and said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” Jesus said, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you” (John 9:35-41).
(v.38), And he WORSHIPED the LORD JESUS CHRIST!
This man worshiped the FATHER in spirit and in truth.
By worshiping Jesus Christ you worship the Father in spirit and in truth, because the Lord Jesus Christ is the FATHER who is in heaven and beside Him there is no other.
The Word of God says, 'you shall not worship any other god', except your Father who is in heaven Jesus Christ our Lord.
Every true worshiper will worship Jesus Christ alone.
(Mat. 2:2) The wise man, like every wise man came from afar to worship Jesus Christ, (v. 11) and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him.
And all those who were in the boat worshiped Him (Mat. 14:33), and they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him (Mat. 28:9).
Therefore, worship Him who lives for ever and ever (Rev. 4:10), and worship Him that made the heavens and the earth (Rev.14:7) Jesus Christ our Lord and God (John 1....).
Who do you worship ?
The judgement starts first with the House of God, that is with us who claim to believe (1 Pet.4:17).
Please let me hear your thoughts.
Add Your Comment(30)You shall have no OTHER gods! Or WORSHIP them!
Posted by Paul G Tuesday, December 09, 2014 links to this post
GENESES 1:1 “In the beginning 'GOD'....”!
Is the “GOD” of the Old Testament the same God as the God of the New Testament ?
Who is the “God” of the Old Testament ? And what is His Name ?
Who is the “God" of the New Testament ? And what is His Name ?
If you believe that the “God” of the Old Testament is a different person to the God of the New testament, then you believe in 'two gods' and you are a polytheist.
Even worse, if you believe that God is THREE persons, then you are a TRINITARIAN polytheist and stand condemned before the only ONE and TRUE God Jesus Christ the Lord (Jude 25 and 1 John 5:20).
If you believe that God is three persons and those three persons 'equal' or 'are' one God, then you have been deceived by the devil and you desperately need to know the God of Genesis 1:1 who has created the heavens and earth and everything in it (John 1:3).
The God of Genesis 1:1 said, 'I am the Lord your God, I change not (Malachi 3:6), I am the same, yesterday today and forever (Hebr. 13:8).'
Therefore Jesus said, 'if you do not know that I am He, (the God of Genesis 1:1) you will die in your sins (John 8:24).
The importance of believing in the Lord Jesus Christ alone is, 'that whosoever believes in the Lord Jesus Christ shall NOT perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16)', and whosoever will not believe shall be condemned (John 3:18 and Jude 1:5)'.
The importance of knowing 'GOD' and that 'God' must be the Lord Jesus Christ and no other, is to escape the vengeance of the Lord in judgement.
(2 Thes, 1:8) 'dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.'
This passage makes it clear that anyone who believes in God must KNOW Him, not just merely know about God.
Knowing God is to believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY true God (John 17:3) and whosoever does not believe that Jesus Christ is the only God of all creation will die in their sins (John 8:24).
Knowing God is to know that the living God Jesus Christ has made His abode with you, just as He has promised (John 14:28) “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come and make our abode with him”.
More Questions to Consider!
How many god-persons have made their abode with you ?
Has the Lord Jesus made His abode with you ?
How do you know whether the Lord Jesus Christ has made His abode with you ?
Please let me hear your thoughts.
It's better to know now, than not at all.
You can't lose anything you haven't got.
Add Your Comment(77)Serious Questions to Consider !
Posted by Paul G Saturday, September 20, 2014 links to this post
And on His head are many crowns (Rev. 19:12).
The word 'GOD' is not a name, but a CROWN, it is the title which belongs to the King, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus Christ is the only person who holds that title 'God' from Genesis 1:1 throughout the entire Bible to Revelation 22:31-36, I (JESUS) am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
The word 'LORD' is not a name, but a CROWN, a title which belongs to the King, Jesus Christ our Lord and God.
The word 'FATHER' is not a name, but a CROWN, a title which only belongs to the King, Jesus Christ our Lord and God and Father of all (Eph. 4:6).
Jesus said, “You do not know me or my Father, if you knew me, you would know my Father also, but from now on you know Him and have seen Him (John 8 :19 and John 14:7).
The word 'SON' is not a name, but a CROWN, a title which belongs to the King, Jesus Christ our Lord and God.
For to us a child is borne, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isa. 9:6).
The word 'HOLY SPIRIT' is not a name, but a CROWN, a title which belongs to the King, Jesus Christ our Lord and God.
The Lord is the SPIRIT (2 Cor. 3:17) and he who worships Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
The name 'JESUS' is not a crown, but it is the Name who holds all the above CROWNS plus many more.
But to me the CROWN of THORNS is the crown which has cancelled all of my sins against me and I am free at last (John 8:36).
Please give me a comment.
Add Your Comment(69)The Crown of Jesus Christ!
Posted by Paul G Saturday, February 15, 2014 links to this post
Consequently the Lord Jesus and the Father are NOT TWO!
'FATHER' is a TITLE and NOT a name.
The TITLE 'Father' belongs to only ONE person, to Jesus Christ our Lord (John 14:9), the Prophet Isaiah said about Jesus, “He shall be called EVERLASTING FATHER” (Isa. 9:6).
If the TITLE 'Father' belongs to ANOTHER person, other than Jesus Christ, then Jesus Christ and the Father are TWO, (two separate persons or identities).
This is simple and intellectually sound, therefore every one who believes the Trinity teaching stands condemned before God, because he or she would NOT believe in the NAME of the only begotten Son of God (John 3:18) whom He has sent, which is Jesus Christ our ONLY God (Jude 1:25).
It is NOT that God sent someone else, His so called 'Son' into this world (John 3:17), to the contrary, He Himself came into this world (Luke 1:35 and Mat.1:23), and thus 'John 3:17-18' is called a metaphor.
Condemned, because they do not believe when Jesus said, “if you do not believe that I am 'HE', you will die in your sins” (John 8:24).
The word 'HE' does not mean 'the Son of God', since every denomination, cult and all the demons believe and know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Mark 3:11 Luke 8:28).
So then the word 'HE' is referred to the title Father, just as the Prophet Isaiah said, “He shall be called everlasting Father” (Isa. 9:6), the TRUE God (1 John 5:20), the ONLY God (Jude 1:25) and beside the Lord Jesus there is NO OTHER! (Isa. 43:10).
Jesus said that the greatest commandment of the Lord is this “Hear O Israel! The Lord our God the Lord is ONE; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH (Mark 12:29-30).”
It is not possible to love or serve two persons who are God (Mat. 6:24), therefore the Lord your God is ONE and not two as all Trinitarians preach and teach.
Elijah the Prophet said, “How long will you HESITATE between TWO options? If the Lord (Jesus) is GOD, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.”
And no, you cannot follow both.
Because you have read in the Word of God that Jesus Christ is GOD over ALL (Rom. 9:5) and you have read this post, therefore you are without excuse before the true and only God Jesus Christ our Lord.
Please let me hear your thoughts.
Any comments good or bad, strong or weak are welcomed, except swearing and blasphemy.
Add Your Comment(155)Trinity Confusion Solved!
Posted by Paul G Sunday, December 01, 2013 links to this post