Friday 30 December 2022
Monday 12 December 2022
Luke 1:26 - 31.
Gabriel Foretells Jesus' Birth
And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee whose name was Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the name of the virgin was Mary. And having come to her, he said, “Greetings, you favored with grace! The Lord is with you.”
And she was troubled at the statement and was pondering what kind this salutation might be. And the angel said to her, “Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in womb, and will bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus.
Hello, Did You Know?
There was a great day, when Jesus was BORN, but that day was not Christmas day.
Sorry to burst your bubble, as we approach Christmas day.
However, i don't think its a bad thing to make good out of the wrong day of Christmas day, by knowing and being encouraged, and confident about that great day, when Jesus was born, and where prophecy was fulfilled, and Heavenly Fathers love revealed: John 7:42 Has not the Scripture said that Christ comes out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"
Our Heavenly Father and creator gave us the greatest gift of all – the Lamb of God, the saviour of the world, where we are certain and convinced of the good news ahead, and that is a bubble that will never burst, where The One True GOD is making through His One True Christ our Mediator, a new and perfect world ahead.
All because: For God so loved the world that He gave the only begotten Son, so that everyone believing in Him should not perish, but should have eternal life. John 3:16.
Most of us do not need to be a scientist to understand how Christmas is commercially driven, and the exact month and day of the birth of Jesus is debatable and the true meaning of Christmas is forsaken.
But does that mean we should not remember, pray, and celebrate the Birth of Jesus and thank God for the greatest gift only God Himself has given, just as we read how the shepherds or the wise men demonstrated, who were commanded by God, to follow the star and take gifts to Mary, for that great day of the birth of Jesus, when the King of the Jews was born!
◄ Matthew 2:1-2 ► English Standard Version
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
As born again believers, surely we do not worship a day, but the event and purpose of Jesus being born one day, which many undertake, now remember and celebrate as Christmas day.
While there are certain Christians who shrivel, hide and turn away from Christmas day, because they say its a pagan day.
There are also Christians who make good out of Christmas day, by putting Jesus on the throne, and making Jesus the reason, for the Christmas season.
On the other hand, there are many who love and celebrate the Christmas day, but oddly enough, don't even believe, trust or pray, or don't even believe Jesus existed on any day.
As for Emma and I – our light shines brighter around Christmas day, more than any other day, because we come out to play, with hampers, love, and cards, reminding the world of what GOD did one great day.
We understand how most doubt what The Father of Creation did for us on that great day, so we wonder if we could encourage you with what the scholars say, in hope there will be a day, when you will also believe, trust and pray, for the greatest gift of all, when the coming ''Prince of Peace'' will be on the Throne of David, making the new world like Christmas day, everyday, receiving a treasure that last's forever!
Luke 1:32 - 33.
He will be great, and He will be called Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob to the ages. And of His kingdom there will be no end!”
Most scholars agree that Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was born between 7-4 BC and died 30-36 AD, that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, that he was crucified by the order of the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate and that he lived in Galilee and Judea and did not preach or study elsewhere. The theory that Jesus never existed at all has very little scholarly support.
DID YOU KNOW?
Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed, and most biblical scholars and historians see the theories of his non-existence as effectively refuted. In antiquity, the existence of Jesus was never denied by those who opposed Christianity. Geoffrey Blainey notes that a few scholars have argued that Jesus did not exist, but writes that Jesus' life was in fact "astonishingly documented" by the standards of the time - more so than any of his contemporaries - with numerous books, stories and memoirs written about him. READ the full article by Wikipedia, The Historicity of Jesus.
If you can, please think of GOD on Christmas day, who gave us life, and gave us His Christ, to give us eternal life to come, when we repent, trust, pray and believe, and take up our cross, and follow Jesus!
Don't take Christ out. But put Christ in. by keeping Christ in Christmas, and sharing Him.
KEEP KING JESUS ON THE ''THRONE'' EVERY DAY, EVEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
PLEASE DONT DELETE JESUS, BY NOT THINKING OF JESUS, AS IF JESUS DOES NOT EXIST ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
In Luke 9:23 Jesus said to take up our cross and follow Him (EVERY DAY), so that must also include CHRISTMAS DAY!
We are Simon and Emma Brown and we wish you a blessed Season, and a happy new year.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH CHRISTMAS? Lets shine out at Christmas, The New Year, and Easter, and be The Light Of The World. By Simon Brown. https://wwwrealdiscoveriesorg-simon.blogspot.com/2015/12/whats-wrong-with-christmas-lets-shine.html
Sunday 4 December 2022
When I was 7 the nun who was my 2nd grade teacher in the catholic school I went to taught us about the Trinity. It really puzzled me. During recess I pondered on this concept. I came to the realization that it was completely impossible.
I thought, "A man gets us cursed by God so God comes back as a man so that the people can murder him. And that is how we are suppose to get forgiven. God can die? Could men kill him? He would like it? He would be happy with them? I think not."
At that time I had never even seen or heard of the bible as all my family and friends were catholic. The world doesn't believe Jesus when he praised God for revealing things to small children. ... and hiding it from the scholars.
Later when I became familiar with the scriptures I was amazed to find out that I had already known it as though it had been written in my heart from before I could remember. I don't mean that I knew all the people, places, and history but rather I knew that Jesus was the Messiah. And that God raised him up from the dead. And that he is alive and hears my prayers. And that I needed to obey God and walk the same path as Jesus who is my number one hero and role model.
This is what I discovered in my studies. The motive behind "Jesus has to be God" came from the Church of Alexandria. Alexandria was the world capital of Gnosticism and neo-platonic philosophy. They developed a doctrine called Theosis. (Becoming God). They based it on the passage 2 Peter 1:4
"Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.."
In neo-platonic philosophy "nature" is defined as the substance of what something is made out of. So put in Athanasius of Alexandria own words. "God came down to the earth and became man so that men could go up to haven and become God." This is how they came up with the veneration of saints and praying to them for divine intervention or protection. If Jesus was not God, or a god, then the doctrine crumbles. This is why we don't see anything about the trinity in the Nicaea 325 Creed. Its only focus is on the divinity of Jesus.
@Is The Creator A TRIAD GOD?
I find your story encouraging. Because some years ago I gave up on trying to convince anyone. Either they believed the Word or they did not. Either God has reveled these things to them or God has sent them a powerful delusion so that they would believe the lie. Because they do not love the truth.
However in the beginning (35 years ago) of it I found it hard to accept that so much of the world could be completely delusional. . So I made an intense study of the subject. LOL You would be hard pressed to find anyone who knows more about the Trinity than I. Realizing that it was not in the bible and that those who defended it in fact didn't even believe the bible. They just use it . Adding to it, taking away from it, changing the meanings of words, ignoring conflicts, and whatever else they needed to do to make it fit their doctrines.
So realizing that sound reasoning from the scriptures had no effect I turned instead to the study of Church history and 4th century Roman history. I spent thousands of hour cross examining their claims.
They kept saying that Tertullian was the first to use the word the trinity and come up with the original outline for it. So I examined all of the surviving works we have from Tertullian. He coined the word trinitas to mock the teachings of the gnostic Valentinus. He also used it philosophically elsewhere as a metaphor to show that God, and wisdom and knowledge was incomplete without the third element of love.
This is only one example of how they use half truths to create false impressions. The way the Catholic church, and her protestant daughters, make it seem like the issue was settled in 325 at the Council of Nicaea . They leave out the fact that the creed was overturned within months and that Nicene Christians (those that believe Jesus is God) ended up getting removed from the church.
They leave out that fact that Nicene Christianity was let back into the church many years later by Emperor Julian (the apostate) (361 ad) who hated Christianity and wanted to reinstate the old pagan cults.
And probably one of the biggest thing they never mention is that in 380 AD Emperor Theodosius I (the Great), emperor from 379 to 395 and the last to rule over both east and west, along with his junior emperors passed a law (Edict of Thessalonica 380) making Nicene Christianity the only legal religion in the Empire and authorized the punishment of any who did not honor it. The following year he called a council (First General Council of Constantinople 381) to make the church adopt the trinity as the official orthodoxy of his new religion. The Universal (catholic) Church of Rome. Theodosius was praised as the one who ended all paganism and made the world Christian. Yet somehow he was still deified after his death. Go figure.
Bottom line is the Trinity comes from Roman Emperors passing a law. It has nothing to do with real Christianity. It is anti-Christianity. However these true and verifiable facts are all but ignored by those who want to believe in the religions passed down to them by their ancestors and don't care about the truth.
By John Wagman On The TRINITY!
Saturday 3 December 2022
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The FALSE Trinitarian translation of 1 John 3:16 in the King James Bible
Hereby perceive we the love of (God), because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Here we have yet again another false Trinitarian translation deceiving people into believing GOD laid down his life for us.
Lets have a look at the correct translations of 1 John 3:16.
New International Version
This is how we know what love is: (Jesus Christ) laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
New Living Translation
We know what real love is because (Jesus) gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.
English Standard Version
By this we know love, that (he) laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Berean Standard Bible
By this we know what love is: (Jesus) laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
Berean Literal Bible
By this we have known love, because (He) laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
King James Bible
Hereby perceive we the love of (God), because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
New King James Version
By this we know love, because (He) laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
New American Standard Bible
We know love by this, that (He) laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers and sisters.
And here is the best translation we have up to date, from the oldest Greek translations:
Notice how we read in the better translations how the person who laid down his life for us, was Jesus, and NOT GOD.
Do not use the King James Bible, as most do, or you will be deceived into believing GOD is Jesus.
Here is some useful info about the King James Bible, below written by a Trinitarian oddly enough, who has this part correct:
Fast Facts About The KJV
The 1611 KJV included the Apocrypha, which contained various heresies in it. For example, in Tobit 12:8,9, 1611 KJV we read:
For almes doth deliuer from death, and shall purge away all sinne. Those that exercise almes, and righteousness, shall be filled with life.
The KJV is based on the Textus Receptus, which was formulated by Erasmus and edited by Stephanus and Beza. Erasmus was a Roman Catholic priest, who died a faithful Catholic.
Erasmus dedicated his edition of the Greek New Testament to Pope Leo X.
Erasmus depended mostly upon two twelfth-century manuscripts and had no Greek manuscript which contained the last six verses of the book of Revelation. He translated those verses from the Latin Vulgate into Greek.
Erasmus wrote of Mary as "my salvation" and "my refuge." Furthermore, he wished for “ salvation through Jesus, but not without his Mother.” https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/kjvonly.htmPlease click HERE, or on the image above to go to this website!