The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” John 8:3-5 . Note man and woman to committed Adultery so where is the man? Secondly why did Jesus not bring up? In Gotta Question it states, If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbour—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death” (Leviticus 20:10). It is important to note that the punishment was the same for both parties involved. There was no double standard that made allowances for a man’s dalliances; he was punished right along with the woman
In Deuteronomy 22:24-26 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbor’s wife. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. “But if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die. But you shall do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no offence punishable by death. For this case is like that of a man attacking and murdering his neighbour, In Deuteronomy 17: 5-7 then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone that man or woman to death with stones. On the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses the one who is to die shall be put to death; a person shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness. The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
In verse 4 they Pharisee “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of ad
Note Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground twice in John 8:6 and
John 8:8 (BBC): These are the only recorded instances of the Lord Jesus writing anything, and what He wrote has long since been erased from the earth.
John 8: 8 Jesus said, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7 (BBC): So Jesus simply stated that the penalty of the law should be carried out, but that it should be done by those who had committed no sin. Thus the Lord upheld the Law of Moses. He did not say that the woman should be free from the penalty of the law. But what He did do was to accuse every one of these men of having sinned themselves. Those who wish to judge others should be pure themselves. Furthermore he wrote, Those who accused the woman were convicted by their conscience. They had nothing else to say. They began to go away, one by one. They were all guilty, from the oldest to the youngest. Jesus was left alone, with the woman standing nearby.
8:10 In wonderful grace, the Lord Jesus pointed out to the woman that all her accusers had vanished. They were nowhere to be found. There was not a single person in the entire crowd who dared to condemn her. John Calvin wrote, John 8:11 We are not told that Christ absolutely acquitted the woman, but that he allowed her to go at liberty. Nor is this wonderful, for he did not wish to undertake any thing that did not belong to his office. He had been sent by the Father to gather the lost sheep, (Matth. 10:6;) and, therefore, mindful of his calling, he exhorts the woman to repentance, and comforts her by a promise of grace. They who infer from this that adultery ought not to be punished.
John 8:11 (ENTVIIII): Jesus said unto her, neither do I condemn thee; Christ came not into the world to act the part of a civil magistrate, and therefore refused to arbitrate a case, or be concerned in dividing an inheritance between two brethren, Luke 12:13, 14. Nor did he come into the world to condemn it, but that the world, through him, might be saved, John 3:17 nor would he pass any other sentence on this woman, than what he had done; nor would he inflict any punishment on her himself; but suitably and agreeably to his office, as a prophet, he declares against her sin, calls her to repentance, and bids her go and sin no more
John 8:11 (ENTVIIII): Christ here, neither by his words nor actions, contradicts and sets aside any such laws of God or man; he left this fact to be inquired into, examined, and judged, and sentence passed by proper persons, whose business it was: as for himself, his office was not that of a civil magistrate, but of a Saviour and Redeemer; and suitably to that he acted in this case; he did not connive at the sin, he reproved for it: nor did he deny that she ought to suffer according to the law of Moses, but rather suggests she ought; but as this was not his province, he did not take upon him to pronounce any sentence of condemnation on her; but called her to repentance, and, as the merciful and compassionate Saviour, gave her reason to hope for pardon and eternal life.
Gotta question wrote, Jesus reassured her with words of grace and truth: “Then neither do I condemn you. . . . Go now and leave your life of sin” (John 8:11). With her guilt and shame addressed, Jesus now offered her a new life. Forgiveness (“Go now”) should lead to holiness and newness of life (“Leave your life of sin”).
Perhaps the most striking aspect of the story of the woman caught in adultery is how skillfully it illustrates the harmony of justice and mercy in Christ’s salvation. God pronounces judgment on sin but provides a way to escape condemnation (Romans 3:23; 8:1). Jesus does not encourage the sin, but He loves the sinner. The Lord silences the critics of this world while healing hearts that are burdened with guilt and shame. God never treats sin casually but calls sinners to turn away from their old, corrupt way of life (Ephesians 4:17–24).
The incident of the woman caught in adultery shines light into each of our own hearts and exposes the widespread existence of sin. After Jesus prompted the accusers to consider their own lives, all of them dropped their stones and walked away, knowing they, too, deserved the same punishment.
This episode provides an excellent example for us to follow when we find ourselves reacting judgmentally or with an attitude of self-righteousness toward someone else’s sin. We must remember how much God has forgiven us and that none of us has the right to throw stones (Matthew 6:14–16; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:37). God wishes to reconcile the world to Himself, and Christians are called to be ministers of that reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18).
God sent His Son into the world to save us from the condemnation we rightly deserve (John 3:17). This truth is perfectly illustrated in Jesus’ interaction with the woman caught in adultery.
It worth noting Jesus call her woman not adulteress woman it also worth noting she call Him Lord not teacher as the Pharisee called Him. Indicating she understood she was forgiven since she was quite of committing adultery As Scriptures declare. 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
InVerse 9, and they went away one by one beginning with oldest ones
John Calvin wrote Pope to make war with Christ, had at least as much modesty as those men; but they are so destitute of shame that, while they have rendered themselves infamous by every detestable crime, they glory in the fact that they are permitted to be as abominable as they choose, without being punished. We ought also to observe how widely this conviction of sin, by which the scribes were affected, differs from true repentance. For we ought to be affected by the judgment of God in such a manner, that we shall not seek a place of concealment to avoid the presence of the Judge, but rather shall go direct to Him, in order to implore his forgiveness.
In Acts 2; 37, Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. Acts 5:33 one repented the Pharisee wanted kill the disciples.
Jesus declares in John 8; 21 , So he said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.”
John 8:21 (Calvin Jn): I go. Perceiving that he is doing no good among these obstinate men, he threatens their destruction; and this is the end of all those who reject the Gospel. For it is not thrown uselessly into the air, but must breathe the odour either of life or of death, (2 Cor. 2:16.) The meaning of these words amounts to this. “The wicked will at length feel how great loss they have suffered by rejecting Christ, when he freely offers himself to them. They will feel it, but it will be too late, for there will be no more room for repentance.
Thus also, in the present day, when Christ knocks at our door, we ought to go immediately to meet him, lest he be wearied by our slothfulness and withdraw from us. And indeed we have learned, by many experiments in all ages, how greatly this departure of Christ is to be dreaded.
These same Pharisee clearly heard the gospel through John Gospel and in Acts 5 29-32 where Peter and John But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Saviour, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” So they are with excuse
But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” John 6:20 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=John%206:20&version=ESV In other passage John wrote,rr said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” John 4:25-26 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=John%204:25-26&version=ESV In the gospel of John he mention I AM seven times, I AM the bread John 6: 35,41,51, I AM the light , I AM the door, John 10; 7,10,14, I AM Good shepherd John 10,11, 14, I AM the respiration and the life John 11:25 , I AM the way,the truth life John 14:6 and I AM the Truth Vine John 15:1, 5 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “ I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘ I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. Exodus 3:13-15 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Exodus%203:13-15&version=ESV Believer Bible Commentary wrote, Exodus 3:14–22 (BBC): Moses anticipated questions from the children of Israel when he returned to them as the Lord’s spokesman, and he wanted to be able to tell them who sent him. It was at this point that God first revealed Himself as Jehovah, the great I AM. Jehovah (more precisely Yahweh) comes from the Hebrew verb “to be,” hāyāh. This sacred name is known as the tetragrammaton (“four letters”). English Jehovah comes from the Hebrew YHWH, with vowel markings supplied from Elohim and Adonai, other names of God. No one knows for sure the true pronunciation of YHWH because the ancient Hebrew spelling used no actual vowels in its alphabet. However, the pronunciation “Yahweh” is probably correct. The Jews consider YHWH too sacred to utter. The name proclaims God as self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, and sovereign. The fuller name I AM WHO I AM may mean I AM BECAUSE I AM or I WILL BE THAT I WILL BE. Jesus clearly indicate the He is God and Jewish leader understood real clear understood Jesus claim as God
Despite Jesus is God who came as a man people in Jesus day or even in this present day So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he trnow say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” John 6:41-42 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=John%206:41-42&version=ESV Despite that Jesus is God and man as scriptures clearly spell it out. Yet the Jewish people and the in this present age refuse to believe that is God. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” John 6:58 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=John%206:58&version=ESV Or This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. John 5:18 – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=John%205:18&version=ESV
C. S Lewis wrote “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” Whether believer he is God or not you can not deny he exist in history . You could put this to organ music it or your work tail off in Church program It comes down to believing he is the Son of God who came to redeemed humanity from Eve and Adam curse of sin. Than asks David Richard Berkowitz known as Son of Sam, Charles Tex Watson the worst of worst killer they carry the burden of sin when confess their sins the burden was lifted From them Or the average rebellious teenager who was brought up in Christian home felt this heavy burden on there shoulder, and when they confess they no longer bore theirs sins one minute they felt like grab the moment your eyes the pretty the Christian songs the Bible and the Church services come alive David Berkowitz wrote, “ I spent a good while on my knees praying to Him. When I got up it felt as if a very heavy burden an invisible chain that had been around me for so many years was suddenly broken. A peace flooded over him. He did not understand what was happening. But in his heart He just knew that my life, somehow, would be different. He slept like a baby. Or Tex Charles Watson wrote Tex than confess repent, and believed in Christ. There was a peace and ecstatic joy that he never felt before in his life. When he went back to his cell , he looked into the mirror, and he saw a smile on his face that brightened up his cell. According to Tex, he never experience this while on drugs or alcohol. The only experience he felt was unending sadness, no rest, and no pleasure in his life only misery.
Or Lee Strobel a former Atheists attempting to prove to his wife God did not exist wrote, “the cross what we cannot do for ourselves: he has paid the death penalty that we deserve for our rebellion and wrongdoing, so we can become reconciled with God. I didn’t have to struggle and strive to try to do the impossible of making myself worthy. Over and over the Bible says that Jesus offers forgiveness and eternal life as a free gift that cannot be earned (see Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). It’s called grace- amazing grace, unmerited favor. It’s available to anyone who receives it in a sincere prayer of repentance. Even someone like me. Yes, I had to take a step of faith, as we do in every decision we make in life. But here’s the crucial distinction: I was no longer trying to swim upstream against the strong current of evidence; instead I was choosing to go in the same direction that the torrent of facts was flowing.” “admitting and turning from my wrongdoing, and receiving the gift of forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus. I told him that with his help I wanted to follow him and his ways from here on out..
“To paraphrase Martin Luther King Jr., I may not yet be the man I should be or the man, with Christ’s help, I someday will be-but thank God I’m not the man I used to be! Maybe that sounds mystical to you; I don’t know. Not so long ago it would have to me. But it’s very real to me now and to those around me. In fact, so radical was the difference in my life that a few months after I became a follower of Jesus, our five-year- old daughter Alison went up to my wife and said, “Mommy, I want God to do for me what he’s done for Daddy.” Here was a little girl who had only known a father who was profane, angry, verbally harsh, and all too often absent. And even though she had never interviewed a scholar, never analyzed the data, never investigated historical evidence, she had seen up close the, influence that Jesus can have on one person’s life. In effect, she was saying, “If this is what God does to a human being that what I want for me.”
John Calvin. wrote, O the place of true rest, a place which I consider not unworthy of the name of inner-chamber, where God is seen, not as if disturbed with anger, or distracted by care, but where his will is proved to be good, and acceptable, and perfect. That vision does not terrify but soothe, does not tranquillizes the senses. Here is proper rest. A tranquil God tranquillizes all things, and to see him at rest, is to be at rest. The great I AM is the only bring true peace to our souls.
The face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. John 20:7-9
Note linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. John 20:7 (BBC): By now Peter had caught up and he went into the tomb without hesitation. There is something about his impulsive manner that makes us feel a kinship to him. He too saw the linen cloths lying there, but the body of the Savior was not there.
The detail about the handkerchief was added to show that the Lord’s departure was orderly and unhurried. If someone had stolen the body, he would not have carefully folded the cloth!
If body was stolen the average grave robber or disciple would not challenge a train Romans guard they would not have a chance against them . Neither a guard would not abandon there posts maybe fall a sleep we’ll on duty they would be putting to death. In Acts 16:17 when the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
Also In Acts 12:19 And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and ordered that they should be put to death.
Matthew 27:62-66 The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember how that impostor said, while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise.’ Therefore order the tomb to be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples go and steal him away and tell the people, ‘He has risen from the dead,’ and the last fraud will be worse than the first.” Pilate said to them, “You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.
Also in Matthew 28:12-15 when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day. Lasrly And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, Luke 24:2 It would be impossible for the disciples since the disciples did not understand even thou Jesus plainly told them they were afraid. A grave robber because they afraid of their own shadow.
The women went to the wrong tomb again weto examine the scriptures
After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. John 19:38-42 –
Jesus was laid a new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. Matthew 27:60-61
The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.Luke 23:55-56 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid. Mark 15:47
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back— it was very large.Mark 16:1,3-4
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.Luke 24:1-3
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. John 20:1,11
Also note he John saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. John 20:9–10 (BBC): 20:9 Up until now, the disciples did not really understand the OT Scripture which stated that the Messiah must rise again from the dead. The Lord Himself had told them repeatedly, but they did not take it in. John was the first to understand.
20:10 Then the disciples returned to wherever they were staying—probably in Jerusalem. They doubtless concluded that there was no use waiting by the tomb. It would be better to go and tell the other disciples what they had found.
He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Luke 24:6-7,9
The Apostle Peter stated clearly stated in Acts 2:29,31-32 Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.
All Pharisees had to do produce produce Jesus body and where He was buried, and the disciples would been laugh out of town and dismissed as a delusional. The silent of the Jewish leader and they persecuted when the discples continue preached the gospel.
Jesus without doubt is one the key figure in history, Yet Wikipedia claim Jesus has several burial sites, There located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. A second site, known as the Garden Tomb, located just outside Jerusalem the Old City. Other key religious leader such as Muhammad, Confucius, and Bahá’í you know where they were buried For example: Muhammad is buried in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, The grave of Confucius, founder of Confucianism, is in his home town of Qufu, Shandong Province, China, and Bábism The Shrine of the Báb, the burial location of the Báb, the founder of Bábism and one of three central figures of the Bahá’í Faith, is located on Mount Carmel, in Haifa, Israel. Yet, the historian can only speculate where Jesus was buried. The fact there not shrine built around His tomb speaks volumes
The delusion theory the follower of Christ were delusional again let exams scripture In The Case for Christ Lee Strobel wrote,“The disciples were fearful, doubtful, and in despair after the Crucifixion, whereas people who hallucinate need a fertile mind of expectancy or anticipation. Peter was hardheaded, for goodness’ sake; James was a skeptic-certainly not good candidates for hallucinations. Also, hallucinations are comparably rare. They’re usually caused by drugs or bodily deprivation.”
“if we establish the gospel accounts as being reliable, how do you account for the disciples eating with Jesus and touching him? How does he walk along with two of them on the road to Emmaus? And what about the empty tomb? If people only thought they saw Jesus, his body would still be in his grave.” Furthermore Thomas states Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” John 20:24-25,27-28
Or Saul later became Paul persecuted the church But Saul, still breathing threats and against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
In Acts 9:1-2 He encounter Jesus in Acts 9: 3-5 Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. The Apostle Paul wrote, Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:6 -Rather difficult convince a hard-headed, a skeptic a person or who any one who persecuted the church and 500 witness not good candidates for hallucinations. Remember many of them martyred because they the gospel and believe in the Resurrection. The late Chuck Colton wrote Call I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible.
Lastly my mother away on March 08 2012 it was sad day for me.and my sibling but also a happy day she was set free from all the physical infirmity, and free from the medication she had to take and lastly she longer. had to bear the sins anymore she while here on earth in my journal I wrote,Her mouth was left wide opened as thou she was asleep. Often while she was sleeping on the Lazy boy her mouth would be wide opened while a sleep as scripture states, in 1 Corinthians 15; 18 “Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ (have perished).” To me mother is only fell asleep and would wake in heaven.
Later I wrote, If mother could speak to us today likely she would states these words from, 2 Samuel 12;23 Why should we fast or wept will it bring me back however you will come to me some day if believe in Christ. That whoever believe in Him reign wih without the resurrection we would be without hope.
Dr Habermas wrote when his wife pass way due cancer he wrote “My wife was upstairs dying. Except for a few weeks, she was home through it all. It was an awful time it was trying time for him personally Several student called him stating“aren’t you glad about the Resurrection? ” His student were right
“As I would sit there, I’d picture Job, who went through all that terrible stuff and asked questions were was God, but then God turned the tables and asked him a few questions. I knew if God would come to me, I’d ask only one question: ‘Lord, why is Debbie up there in bed?’ And I think God would respond by asking gently, ‘Gary, did I raise my Son from the dead?”
I wrote seven on that topic! Of course he was raised from the dead. But I want to know about Debbie!” “I think he’d keep coming back to the same question-‘Did I raise my Son from the dead?’ ‘Did I raise my Son from the dead?’until I got his point: the Resurrection says that if Jesus was raised two thousand years ago, there’s an answer to Debbie’s death in 1995. And do you know what? It worked for me while I was sitting on the porch, and it still works today.
But there wasn’t a time when that truth didn’t comfort me. Losing my wife was the most painful experience I’ve ever had to face, but if the Resurrection could get me through that, it can get me through anything. It was good for 30 A.D., it’s good for 1995, it’s good for 1998, and it’s good beyond that.”“As I would sit there, I’d picture Job, who went through all that terrible stuff and asked questions of God, but then God turned the tables and asked him a few questions. I knew if God were to come to me, I’d ask only one question: ‘Lord, why is Debbie up there in bed?’ And I think God would respond by asking gently, As scriptures declares What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:42,55-57. Dr. Henry Morris wrote these words concerning Jesus resurrection “, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. Everything else that was said or done by Christ and the apostles are secondary in importance to the resurrection. If the resurrection did not take place then, Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.
Dr. Henry Morris wrote these words concerning Jesus resurrection “, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. Everything else that was said or done by Christ and the apostles are secondary in importance to then, Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.
I “Death is our greatest enemy, and it has conquered all men but Christ. No man is wise enough to outwit death or wealthy enough to purchase freedom from death or strong enough to vanquish death. The grave always wins the victory, and every person sooner or later returns to the dust
And taking the twelve, he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32 For he will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. 33 And after flogging him, they will kill him, and on the third day, he will rise.” But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.
“You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”
Matthew 26:2 –
His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. John 12:16 –
Note But they understood none of these things. It was hidden from them, and they did not grasp Jesus said, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days, I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When, therefore, he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken. John 2:18-22
In other passage He said And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. John 3:14-15 Jesus stated 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. John 12:32-33 –
The Apostle Peter wrote, Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. 1 Peter 1:10-11
Daniel said in Daniel 12:8-10 I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?” He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand.
It is clear from the Old Testament and the New Testament that the prophets, the disciples, and Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews they, did not understood any of things Jesus taught it them even He clearly spelled it out.
Even thou Jesus stated it three times to His disciples, See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he willing be raised on the third day. The disciples were witnesses when Jesus was arrested, was put on trial by the pharisee, beaten, handed over to Gentiles and died and rose from the dead. As the Scriptures declare, When, therefore, he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
Another example is when Jesus declares to Nicodemus, as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. Nicodemus understood the snake in the wilderness referring to Bronze Snake found in Numbers 22; 4-9 since he understood and was familiar with the story. where Jewish were complaining about food and God sent fiery snakes and many of the people died And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord and against you. Pray to the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.
What Nicodemus did not understand so must the Son of Man must be lifted up, until Jesus was lifted up When He was crucified on the cross is when Nicodemus connected the dots. Remember it was Nicodemus and Joseph who buried Jesus, So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. John 19:40
How many has us declares the plain gospel that Jesus is Son who sacrificed Himself on the cross took the Father wrath and humanity sins and arose from the dead after three days
The scriptures throughout the Old and New Testament plainly this spell out. As scriptures declares, “For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. Amos 3:7.
During my rebellious years my parents taught me the gospel, the church I attend taught the gospel yet these thought these Christian were holier than thou. Until I understood Jesus took my place every sins I committed was forgiving by Christ . Also learn My mother was sinner just like me she said Paul I am not perfected
Such men like Noah , Abraham ,Issac ,Jacobs, Moses, King David the Apostle Peter and Paul they all failed God miserly yet they understood God forgave them and they understood God’s grace As Scriptures declares, Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Psalm 32:1 or Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:20-21
That why we need to pray for the lost since they the gospel clearly for them as well . Since Jesus redeemed mankind from Adam curse their Jesus came for them as well so that why we need the Holy Spirit transformed theirs lives. As scriptures declares, no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. Or how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. They need our prayers well they are still a live there still hope,
Yet not all will not accept Jesus as Lord even a lavished life style For example, the parable of rich man and Lazarus found in Luke 16: 19- 31 19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. They both died the rich man was living a lavished
Paul funeral and was remember for the great deeds he accomplished well here on earth while poor man thrown pile garbage heaps long forgotten not peep was mention concerning his death
Yet heaven tell a different story The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.
And the rich called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish.
Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”
Since poor man is in heaven is likely told about God and mercy yet dismissed as nobody forgetting who gave him the wealth in the first place As Scriptureses, You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Deuteronomy 8:18 or 1 Samuel 2:7cThe Lord makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.
1 Samuel 2:8 He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honour. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and on them he has set the world.
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 –
It not suggesting nor parable is not suggesting that all wealthy people are going to hell or every poor is person going to heaven. The salvation plan is meant for the wealthy and the poor The rich simply did believe and Lazarus believe in God
This Friday is Good Friday a important day for those who follow Christ is day where we commentate and where we reflect on the Jesus death
The meaning of the New Testament Greek word most often translated “worship” (proskuneo) is “to fall down before” or “bow down before.
described as “the kissing-ground” between believers (the Bride) and Christ (the heavenly Bridegroom). While this is true, 4352 (proskynéō) suggests the willingness to make all necessary physical gestures of obeisance.
As Westminister state ,Q. 1. What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever. Thomas Boston Cor. 10:31…Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
The church that does not operate under the biblical theology of worship is in danger of failing to give God glory and failing to offer worship that is pleasing to Him. Worship is as misunderstood a doctrine as any other within the church. Contrary to popular belief, worship does not begin and end with the singing portion of our church services. Worship is also not limited to bowing in reverence before God. To begin with, worship is determined by God Himself, not by our sincerity, pious feelings, or musical skill.
Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God.The church that does not operate under the biblical theology of worship is in danger of failing to give God glory and failing to offer worship that is pleasing to Him. Worship is as misunderstood a doctrine as any other within the church. Contrary to popular belief, worship does not begin and end with the singing portion of our church services. Worship is also not limited to bowing in reverence before God. To begin with, worship is determined by God Himself, not by our sincerity, pious feelings, or musical skill
Whether that is singing, kneeling, dancing, bowing, or raising our hands, Christ-centered worship is very much needed in all of our churches. Isn’t it astounding that God in his infinite grace will allow sinners such as us to come before him boldly and humbly before the throne of grace? : Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need
True worship comes out of knowing God and His good and glorious nature (Acts 17:23). Worship is a life of giving (2 Corinthians 9:7-15); we give our lives, time, and finances. We need to always remember that we are called to worship God with our every action and with every day of our lives.
Worshipped is a way of life for the follower of Christ it more than singing and lifting your hands. Worship is also prayer, conversation concerning about God reading and studying scriptures and listening to good sermon. As scriptures declares, So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
My mother a choir director piano player and singer told me a story about a high priest use sing let say he was not gifted singer while performing other duties, He decide to hire a while known opera singer and the audience gave him a standing ovation. While in time of prayer did see that performance yesterday and the Lord said it did not reach the heaven. The moral of the story the High priest was worshipping God while the opera singer was putting on a performance crowd While I appreciate band such as Rush, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton Ray.Vaughn and they are gifted musician and their stage presentation unbelievable it bring temporary joy that lately momtarary Yet Christian Artist uses their musical skills to worshipped and honour his name. music has stirring the soul especially times of trouble watersThe la RC Spoul wrote,
The worship to which we are called in our renewed state is far too important to be left to persona preferences, to whims, or to marketing strategies. It is the pleasing of God that is at the heart of worship. Therefore, our worship must be informed at every point by the Word of God as we seek God’s own instructions for worship that is pleasing to Him
Oswald Chamber wrote, Worship and intercession must go together; one is impossible without the other. A.W. Tozer God wants worshipers before workers; indeed the only acceptable workers wroteare those who have learned the lost art of worship.
The worship to which we are called in our renewed state is far too important to be left to l
Lastly The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. — Billy Graham, Note, Worship is. unselfish Christian service.
In Jothan Edwards journal he wrote, “Once, as I rode out into the woods for my health, in 1737, having alighted from my horse in a retired place, as my manner commonly has been, to walk for divine contemplation and prayer, I had a view that for me was extraordinary, of the glory of the Son of God, as Mediator between God and man, and His wonderful, great, full, pure, and sweet grace and love, and meek and gentle condescension. This grace that appeared so calm and sweet, appeared ineffably excellent with an excellency great enough to swallow up all thought and conception – which continued, as near as I can judge, about an hour – which kept me the greater part of the time in a flood of tears and weeping aloud. I felt an ardency of soul to be, what I know not otherwise how to express, emptied and annihilated; to lie in the dust, and to be full of Christ alone; to love Him with a holy and pure love; to trust Him; to live upon Him; to serve and follow Him; and to be perfectly sanctified and made pure, with a divine and heavenly purity. I have, several other times, had views very much of the same nature, and which have had the same effects.”
When I discuss consequence of our sins I get the impression I showing a lack of forgiveness. It true that Jesus forgave us for all our trespass especially in those believe who in atoning His works on the cross and all your past, presence and futures sins are nailed to the cross.
However, there are times when the consequence of our sins will continue to linger or pay price. For example a woman forgave the man who raped her and also decided to testify in court in order to stop him from raping again. Or Forgiveness is necessary for you to be free from the black hole of bitterness
I will tell the story on David and Bathsheba both who committed adultery and David committed murder First what the law states, Secondly on Grace and Forgiveness, and lastly, the consequence of their actions.
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“If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbour, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Leviticus 20:10
Both David and Bethsheba, by law, should be put to death by stoning. Even David openly admitted that he should put put to death Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die, and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.” 2 Samuel 12:5-6 In Psalm 51:4 he states Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.
God display grace instead of the law. If they were stoned no Joseph and no Mary no Jesus and there no hope. Secondly, God made convent with David that his kingdom would be forever without David
When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.’”God display grace instead of the law.
David knew that God forgive since utter these words Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:1-2,7,9-10
Let us consider David consequences The Prophet Nathan utter these words Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.’” David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child who is born to you shall die.”
2 Samuel 12:9-10,12-14
Bottom line is there consequences for your action yes if you seek forgiveness your sins no longer be remember in heaven, For example the thief on the cross caught forgiveness yet still die on the cross
To me one hardest choice for me make is letting a family member go. Especially if cherish i him go respect him because your are very close.
Especially a parent letting their child choose to rebel especially the mother. Often speak my experience in how I treated mother during my rebelous year I treated her like dog poop and mock her Christian faith in which I came to regret while forgive for action. She was first person told about accepting Christ yet it took her fours months see the fruits of the Spirit and She believes me.
My role is pray for my family member especially since there in hands since they are in hands anger. angry God As Scriptures declares For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer, Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immorality , nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11
For example Tex Watson murder seven people and openly admitted he violate this act is now serving a life section in prison while in prison he accept Christ and sought His forgiveness.Yet still in Prison and like die there yet God forgive him.Yet in his own words he was ultimately responsible for taking the drugs and committing the horrifying murders,
It was a tragedy not only for the victims but for their families, to whom I eternally and humans bly apologize. I owe a debt to society that I can never repay.”
Susan Labianca daughter of Rosemary Labianca who became a Christian started corresponding with Tex through mail, Tex corresponded back thinking she writing to encourage him. She finality came to visited Tex in prison. She finally revealed herself as the daughter of Rosemary Labianca. Tex was stunned, and in tears, Because Susan became a follower of Christ as a Christian she felt obligation to forgive Tex for killing his mother and step dad, because Tex was a brother in the Lord, and has change.
Both Tex and Susan learned over period of time that bitterness is an awful weed that consumed your heart, soul, and mind As scripture states, has changed and became a new creature In Christ he learned to forgive himself as Christ did
On March 29, 1971, Atkins was found guilty, seven murder and was sentenced to death. The California Supreme Court 1972 over turn the deathnow serving life.
First arrived in prison she received a bible toss it aside, but unknown to her, a large number of people were praying for her. She start reading the Bible. In 1974 Susan Atkins became corresponding with born-again Christian Bruce Davis, a clan member. In September of 1974, Jesus knocked her hardened, and she accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord gone was her bitter heart, and replace with soft heart. According to Susan Christ assured her that in the depths of her soul that “old things had passed away, behold all things
Although Susan denies killing eight victims. Yet still was there where she uttered these words she did not stop the murders from occurring, making her equally responsible for her actions. Even Sharon Tate plead with Susan to spare her and the unborn baby she showed no mercury your going die bitch.
Susan Atkins feels asleep while still in prison, and she woke up in heaven. They read Psalm 23 to her, and she recited it back, “ Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me. The evil she committed on August 09 10 1969 will not be remember no more in heaven. She died in prison. Fellow inmate recite Psalm 23 while dying. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
She assures that her sins were forgiven and no longer remembering more in heaven even though she died in prison.
You also include David Berowitz known as Son Sam He the following, “I was involved in the occult and I got burned. I became a cruel killer and threw away my life as well as destroying the lives of others. Now I have discovered that Christ is my answer and my hope. He broke the chains of sin, self-will, and depression that had me bound. He has turned me from a path leading to eternal damnation in the lake of fire tOn o the blessed assurance of eternal life in heaven. God has miraculously transformed “Son of Sam” into “Son of Hope.” He wants to perform the same kind of transformation in your heart and life today!” He wrote this prison when sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison
Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Sean Sellar, and Karla Faye Tucker, committed horrible crimes such as murder sexuality deveinte and eventually excutated but Jeffrey Dahmer was murder in prison. Sean wrote in journal From his Journal Feb 03 1999; God is real. This is not a show. This is no delusion. From the Creator we come, and to the Creator we are supposed to return. But we must return to Him by choice. We must give ourselves wholly to Him. He came to us a man. His name is Jesus. He is real. And to all my friends, all who have loved me, all who fought for the value they saw in my living, Thank you. With all my heart, Thank you. The world is hurting. Be its healers.
Change it. I’m going to spend time with my Father now. I have a short journey to make tonight. His final words were, “All the people who are hating me right now and are here waiting to see me die, when you wake up in the
For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”Love does no wrong to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. – Romans 13:i9-10 https://biblegatewray.com/passage?search=Rom.13.9
Note. “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. or Jesus states, And a secound is like it: you shall your neighbour as yourself Matthew 22:39 Lastly Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 1 Corinthians 13:4
In Luke 10: 27 A lawyer said to Jesus “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke10:27 The lawyer asks Who is your neighbour? While he was trying trap or test Jesus, however, he ask good question, who is your neighbour?
In Leviticus 19:18) 18 You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of one lecture your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.
Gotta question wrote, Our neighbor is thus anyone in our proximity with whom we can share God’s love. We are called not only to love those who are similar to us or with whom we are comfortable, but all whom God places in our path. In fact, Jesus said, “I tell you, love your enemies and pray fr those who persecute you.
Who is your neighbour ? The late Dr. Schaeffer in one of his lecture address who is your neighbour is the persons you encounter everyday whether if it briefly or long period of time treat them with respect. Whether your rich or the poor or the least or the greatest the noble or the ignoble the beautiful, or the ugly the good, or the bad, the the moral or the immoral the despise or the well bred or the genus or Orthe retard people these are your neighbour
For example the Jews despise the Samaritan. For instance Jews treated the Samaritan like dogs and Samaritan felt same . The Samaritan woman illustrates this point in John 4 ;9 “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaritan?” For the have no dealings with Samaritans. Or In John 4:2 the disciple marvelled that he was talking with a woman, who was Samaritan and immoral in verse 26 Jesus revealed that He was the Messiah It Good Samaritan who gave aide not the priest or the Levite
In this way, Jesus himself is the Good Samaritan. Dr. Tim Kellor wrote, By depicting a Samaritan helping a Jew, Jesus could not have found a more forceful way to say that anyone at all in need – regardless of race, politics, class, and religion – is your neighbour. Not everyone is your brother or sister in faith, but everyone is your neighbour, and you must love your neighbour.”
We must say to ourselves something like this: ‘Well, when Jesus looked down from the cross, he didn’t think “I am giving myself to you because you are so attractive to me.” No, he was in agony, and he looked down at us – denying him, abandoning him, and betraying him – and in the greatest act of love in history, he STAYED. He said, “Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they are doing.” He loved us, not because we were lovely to him, but to make us lovely. That is why I am going to love my neighbour as myself
The Christian is freed from the bondage of sin; the penalty of sin; the guilt of sin; the dominion of sin; the power of sin. And finally, we are freed from the fear of death and hell—such things we are freed from.
Jesus asks the lawyer Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” The lawyer said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” Luke 10:36-37
The question is do I love my neighbour unfortunately I miss the mark in this area I do love the my neighbours nor do love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, As the declares, For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Romans 7:15,18-19 Furthermore he states, Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Romans 7:2 Paul Tigchelaar
Who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— of whom the world was not worthy— wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.Hebrews 11:33-12:1 –
Jesus declare in Matthew 5:11-13 11 “You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. 12 Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets thou were before you. 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on men
The late RC Sproul states, when the church is not been persecuted they are not likely preaching the gospel
Where Jesus the Son of God purchased humanity’s sins and took His Father wrath. Due to Adam and Eve’s curse. His Father was satisfied with the payment. As scriptures declares, Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree.
Dr. Tim Keller without the gospel, it keeps us humble,(emphasis add), and gave us strength in times of trouble water when are being were persecuted for sake of the gospel. The Apostle Paul states, But if I, brothers, still preach circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offence of the cross has been removed.
Throughout history, the Christian was the several persecuted since they believe in sacrificing Himself on the cross and redeemed took their sins. The average Christian are hard working, prefer to peaceful lives among there neighbours and fellow citizens and obey the laws of the lands they live in. As scriptures declares declares,Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation 1 Peter 2:12L Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2:16, however, they would avoid their lives styles among thierfellow citizen even thou they would be mocked for their faith in God. As the apostle Peter Bu even if you should suffer for righteousness sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.1 Peter 3:14,17 or so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; 1 Peter 4:2-4
John Foxes wrote , Because, there’re dark force at work who sole purpose was to exterminate them from civilization. Due to their strong commitment to Christ, and to the scriptures. In which it breathes peace and love only portraying the darker colours, and the deep and universal depravity of the human heart. So they can be set free from the dark forces. Despite all what Jesus has done for them they had strong desire to wipe His follower out once and for all.
Over past tha 2,000 years some 70 million Christians have been killed.two-third over 100 years. However, 100,000 Christians are killed every year.
Yet if the leaders of the church or Goverment compel you not to peached the Gospel or enacts laws not to preached the atoning works of Christ you obligated to obey God than the Government or any religious leaders As Apostle Peter states, But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour for the name.Acts 5:29,33,40-41
All the persecuted saints they consider it’s badge of honour to suffer for sake of Christ. As the Apostle Paul, For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.2 Timothy 4:6,8.
However, if we break the law then Goverment or church are within they right punish the offender The Bible states, Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler.1 Peter 2:13-14,4:15
Or Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.Hebrews 13:17
Remember we live in a government that there are laws that permit all form of religions to practice their faith openly, including the Christian who follows Christ. Where they can openly discuss the atoning work of Christ on the cross, in many ways were are blessed, nevertheless, to often we as Christians take this grant.
Yet there an organization within Goverment or. Society will slowly attempted to chip away at the constitutions. Taking way are freedom in expressing religious point view if they are successful the follower of Christ would experience a sever persecution and all liberty we once enjoy while vanished before eyes
On account of the Covid 19 virus, which now spreading rapidly throughout North America in which both the federal-provincial and local governments issue a shut down or restricting of businesses, restaurants, medical community, schools, and sport fans are not allow to attend a sporting events or concerts, and churches are operating on line, so to prevent the virus from spreading. For example, wearing masks and social distant.
Due to virus many of them died due to underline health issue for example, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, heart problem. Many elderly homes are subject to would likely die due to the age and underline health, however, to those who are healthy would likely would feel like a bad flu or a bad cold and recovery they would likely recover To this day, 4,995,890 died, and 223,134,984 recovered from this virus. You can also make same augment with. flu and bad cold. For example if catch a bad chest cold. The doctor would be on antibiotic right away due to underdeveloped lungs along diabetics and high blood pressure,
Some Governments began taking realize that small businesses, schools, churches were suffering and their rights were being infringe upon. Small mom and pops shops would not recover from the lost go out business causing massive suicide drugs and alcohol would increase in our DNA to work Covid is still spreading
Slowly they start reopening and allowing companies, restaurants, schools and churches open up and believe that Covid is not deadly and believe the viruses will take it course. For example! the Spanish flu Hong kong flu and Saras were deadly virus yet it took its course
Some believe that we should follow the science and continues on with the mandate for instance, wearing masks, limit business in operating, and compelling the people take vaccines, and believe they know what bests for the common people
To me, if the Government is to enact policies , they would be operating on a slippery slope if the Government would have too much power, and they would slowly chip away at. the Constitution if they were not challenge.
The Epidemiologists who studied the virus they would have a different point perspective for example some believe we all should take the vaccine and wearing a mask. That public need prove that taken the vaccine displaying the passport along with Goverment Id and need display at in restaurant, and coffee shop’s proving he and she took the vaccine.
While other believe in once you catch the Covid 19 and if the individual recovery from the virus they able fight the virus and they thier immune systems would create a proteins that would fight the disease, known as antibodies. For example, they believe that the take virus will take it coarse such the Spanish flu, the Hong kong flu, and Saras.
To me the politicians were elect by people to run the country and they should allow the Epidemiologists to study the disease and provide the information for-the public , and allow the doctor and patients work together. It none the politicians concerning about your hearth since constituents protect people from interfering into the public private lives unless they are violating the law.
As mention prior it would be a slippery slope if Goverment was given too much power. For example the California, and the Michigan Governments put restriction in how many people should attend church or closing down churches while strip club operate at full capacity. While allowing Marijuana shops selling weeds and allowing Casino to operate fully at capacity.
Yet the average citizen is not able buy garden tools or travelling a abroad to go their cottages. Putting a curf. One went to dinner party with 14 quests. While other spouse travel a abroad. There model seem fitting them, “do what they say but not what they do. Does the virus not attack a strip or Casino or strip clubs Does the virus come out nighttime and attack the person working on the garden or travelling abroad the virus simply out there similar to the flu or bad cold yet it spread more rapidly.
There is a church in Southern California called Grace Church the Senior Dr. John MacArthur did not complying to mandate handed down by Goverment of California. They were operating at full capacity.Since the Constitute states,The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. Dr MacArthur believes that Herd immunity provide a better protection than the vaccine. Since the death of Covid 19 is only 1% of the population John MacAuthor and his wife caught. Contracted COVID-19.
In article in Los Angles Times head lines state the following, L.A. megachurch pastor mocks pandemic health orders, even as church members fall ill,
On Aug. 30 the L.A. County public health officials had demanded that Grace Community Church stop holding indoor services. MacArthur and elder would not comply to order, and refuse allow the inspector to enter the church MacArthur citied various reasons for his defiance, including those debunked mortality figures and his umbrage that churches were kept closed even as casinos reopened and social justice protesters were allowed to congregate outdoors in large numbers. His top concern, was to feed sheep be a servant or biblical term slave of Christ, and declare the gospel to the lost The i first amendment state, guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. In section one,It shall be the policy of the executive branch to vigorously enforce Federal law’s robust protections for religious freedom. The Founders envisioned a Nation in which religious voices and views were integral to a vibrant public square, and in which religious people and institutions were free to practice their faith without fear of discrimination or retaliation by the Federal Government. For that reason, the United States Constitution enshrines and protects the fundamental right to religious liberty as Americans’ first freedom. Federal law protects the freedom of Americans and their organisations to exercise religion and participate fully in civic life without undue interference by the Federal Government. The executive branch will honour and enforce those protections.
Attorneys representing MacArthur filed a suit in August 2020 against California.
Gov. Gavin its State Official and the county officials, felt the state putting restrictions on large group meetings and believes they were acting on behalf the people California. The County officials counter sue the church believe the church is require to comply with COVID-19 protocols—including barring of large group indoor worship and requiring social distancing and outdoor worship.
Is Covid 19 protocol legal or in the Constitution?
264. Regulations to control communicable diseases
(a) Promulgation and enforcement by Surgeon General states, The Surgeon General, with the approval of the Secretary, is authorized to make and enforce such regulations as in his judgment are necessary to prevent the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the States or possessions, or from one State or possession into any other State or possession. For purposes of carrying out and enforcing such regulations, the Surgeon General may provide for such inspection, fumigation, disinfection, sanitation, pest extermination, destruction of animals or articles found to be so infected or contaminated as to be sources of dangerous infection to human beings.
The surgeon general of the United States is the operational head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) and thus the leading spokesperson on public health matters in the federal government of the United States.
The U.S. surgeon general is nominated by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. The surgeon general must be appointed from who are members of the regular corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, and have specialised training or significant experience in public health programs.They would report to the country’s assistant secretary of health.
For most of its history, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted the federal government broad powers under the Constitution to protect the public’s health and safety.
On January 21, 2019, Governor Newsom appointed Dr. Nadine Burke Harris to be California’s first-ever surgeon general. She took office on February 11, 2019, she is the first person appointed to that position in California.
Does Goverment or state appoint there own Public Health Service?
Each state public health agency and branch of the U.S. military also has its own Surgeon General. The office of the U.S. Surgeon General is part of the Department of Health and Human Service.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to authorize a $400,000 payment to settle a legal battle with Grace Community Church over lead pastor John MacArthur’s defiance of COVID-19 restrictions in the early months of the pandemic.
The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t bar indoor church services because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it can keep for now a ban on singing and chanting indoors. Further it states, the.Supreme Court states, The justices said the state can cap indoor services at 25% of a building’s capacity
The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joining the court’s four-member liberal wing to form a majority. Similar or more severe restrictions apply to comparable secular gatherings, including lectures, concerts, movie showings, spectator sports and theatrical performances, where large groups of people gather in close proximity for extended periods of time,” Justice Kavanaugh wrote, The church and its congregants want to be treated equally to comparable secular businesses,”
The state cannot “‘assume the worst when people go to worship but assume the best when people go to work or go about the rest of their daily lives in permitted social settings.’”The justices also declined to stop California.
In 2016 Donald J Trump was elected as 45 president of the USA beating Hillary Clinton. He selected three Justice for the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett.and All we’re approve by Senate. How would the Supreme Court would look like if Hillary Clinton was president she likely would have appointed three liberal Justice and they would rule for Government of California.
In the Book One Book Away Ted Cruz wrote, Against bullies and tyrants, weakness does not work. Only clarity and strength have any demonstrable record of success. History teaches repeatedly that appeasement is provocative, ironically increasing the chances of military conflict. As I have joked, there is a reason nobody studies at the Neville Chamberlain school of foreign policy.” Furthermore, Every single vote on the Court matters in every major case the Court hears.There is no room for error. On too many issues, we are one vote away.”
Lastly,“Much that can be said about the natural right to religious liberty can also be said about the natural right to selfdefense w. Just as there can be no true political liberty without a robust protection of religious liberty under the rule of law, so too can there be no true political liberty without a robust protection of the right to self-defense under the rule of law. Social stability and human flourishing require the right to bear arms just as they require the right to worship.” The justice also declined to stop California. As Ted Cruz foretold it was one vote away that the church can declares victory over California
There will be a time in the future when that Canada and the USA are not able to worship and attend Church openly Because there’re still dark forces at work whose sole purpose is to exterminate followers of Christ from civilisation. Due to their strong commitment to Christ, But not today we declare victory on account of Grace Community and the SOUTH BAY UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH As scripture declares, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
Lastly there old adage to stand up to a bully you needs to punch them in the face. Most bullies are trying to make themselves feel more important. When they pick on someone else, it can make them feel big and powerful by belittling Bullies often pick on someone they think they can have power over. They might pick on kids who get upset easily or who have trouble sticking up for themselves. Don’t hit back but confront them with confident. As scriptures declares, Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.
Note how SOUTH BAY UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH and GRACE COMMUNITY handle the dispute between Goverment of California they went the legal route not destroying public property but through the court systems.
Dr John MacArthur gave 400,00.00 to MacArthur the Thomas More Society, which represented the church in this court case. Nothing will come to us except the affirmation that the Lord preserved and protected us through this,” MacArthur said.
In event if someone catches Covid 19 what should do?
To help stop the spreading of this deadly virus we all need to do are part by understanding the viruses and keep yourself informed and respecting the rules when lay down by businesses, malls, stores, transportation such as buses, taxi, and Darts and especially the medical community. Stay safe and lastly do not push the panic button and try to a live a normal life remember. Remember the flu is just as bad and occur every year during flu seasons
.Personally, due to my underline health issues, either the flu or Covid 19 would likely kill me or compromise my health; however, I still need to do my part by taking two doses of vaccine shots along with a flu shot every year getting back to normal,
• considering the risks of each setting and activity
• making informed decisions to keep yourself, your family and your community safe
Assess your risks prior to attending a planned activity and adjust your plans to make it safer for all.
The cross, once a shameful form of execution for criminals, has become a predominant symbol of Christ and Christianity. The principal symbol of the Christian religion, recalling the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and death. The cross is thus a sign both of Christ himself and of the faith of Christians.TO THE HONOUR THE MEMORY OF THOSE SAILORS, SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN TWO WORLD WARS AND WHO LIE BURIED IN The iconic symbol of sacrifice, honor and respect for those who have given all. The Battlefield Cross, Fallen Soldier Battle Cross or Battle Cross is a time honored military memorial that symbolizes the honor, service and sacrifice of soldiers killed in battle.”
The one who was willing to put themselves in harm way and sacrifice themselves by dying in the battlefield to free us from the tyrant . Jesus willingly went to the cross sacrifice Himself it and took His Father wrath so humility sins so mankind could be set free from the oppression of sin. Both voluntarily themselves for the greater good of humankind
A military funeral may feature guards of honor, the firing of volley shots as a salute, drumming and other military elements, with a flag draping over the coffin. The honor detail will, at a minimum, perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the United States Burial Flag to the next of kin and the playing of taps. When available taps will be played by a bugler, however there are so few buglers available that the military services may choose to provide an electronic recording of taps. The veteran’s parent service representative will present the flag.
Note Jesus burial, John 19; 40 This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus were both disciples of Jesus but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders at great cost to them.Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. John 19:38-40
Note the soldiers and Jesus they both were honour when they died Both made sacrifice to sets humanity free the tyrant who suppress the who unable defend themselves.
In Galatians 4:4-5 ; But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.
As Scriptures states, You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.” or For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for the ungodly. Lastly
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
In the book Wherever Go, written by Martha Tigchelaar she wrote, Many prayers were offered up to God to protect the man and women who were willing to go in harm’s way to liberated the European from Nazi oppression. Uncle Wilfred was serving in Holland when Germany withdrew from Holland. Many Canadian were buried trying free liberate the people who live in Holland during the Nazi occupation.
Heiser told him the debt is now settled because his three boys had joined in the fight to liberate them from Nazi oppression.
It reminds me of another story where a child was born in Bethlehem, whose name was Jesus, who came into the world to redeemed humanity from the curse of sin. In which I am chief of sinners.
The fallen men and women serve in both wars play an extraordinary role in my heart because they willingly into harm way so able attend church. openly and worship and serve Jesus
I am profoundly grateful for their sacrifice that why I wear a poppy ever on Nov 11 in the past I would a seek a vet out and purchase a poppy from and thank them for serving our country so bravely.
It was my sins that put Jesus went to the cross to purchase my sins along with humanity or scriptures state or elect that put Jesus went to cross As scriptures declares, This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice or our sins. We love because he first loved us. I am so that grateful He took my place.
The cross, once a shameful form of execution for criminals, has become a predominant symbol of hope
Charles Wesley compose this Hymn he known great hymn-writer The hymn was very popular in Kania, and often recited in churches throughout the nation to close sermons. It wasn’t until the hymn had been given a melody that it became the unofficial anthem of Kania by the mid-1870s. Jesus, Lover of My Soul was officially adopted as the national anthem of Kania in 1883 by the Federal Senate of Kania, at the recommendation of President Miles Davidson
No one knows the exact circumstances under which it was penned. Unauthenticated stories about events leading to the hymn’s origin include a bird that flew into Wesley’s room for safety in a rainstorm, and an incident where Charles hid under a hedge with his brother after being attacked by an angry mob opposed to their preaching. However, it does bear the marks of three tremendous experiences in his early life–the near sinking of his ship during a great storm on the Atlantic when returning from Georgia to England in 1736; his great spiritual awakening and change on May 21, 1738; and his ministration to the felons in Negate Prison in July, 1738, which climaxed with the execution of ten of them at Tyburn Hill.
No one knows the exact circumstances under which it was penned. Unauthenticated stories about events leading to the hymn’s origin include a bird that flew into Wesley’s room for safety in a rainstorm, and an incident where Charles hid under a hedge with his brother after being attacked by an angry mob opposed to their preaching. However, it does bear the marks of three tremendous experiences in his early life–the near sinking of his ship during a great storm on the Atlantic when returning from Georgia to England in 1736; his great spiritual awakening and change on May 21, 1738; and his ministration to the felons in Negate Prison in July, 1738, which climaxed with the execution of ten of them at Tyburn Hill. stances 2 % 4
Wilt Thou not regard my call?
Wilt Thou not accept my prayer?
Lo! I sink, I faint, I fall-
Lo! on Thee I cast my care;
Reach me out Thy gracious hand!
While I of Thy strength receive,
Hoping against hope I stand,
Dying, and behold, I live.
Plenteous grace with thee is found,
Grace to cleanse from every sin;
Let the healing streams abound,
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art;
Freely let me take of thee;
Spring thou up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity.
The Church One Foundation
The Church’s One Foundation” is a Christian hymn written in the 1860s by Samuel John Stone. This hymn describes the church’s relationship to its “foundation” being Jesus Christ. The church is represented as the collective Christian fellowship of the earth as it is wholly united by its savior, the son of God. Discover the lyrics and story of this great hymn along with music videos below!It is based on the ninth article of the Apostles’ Creed, “The holy Catholic Church; The Communion of Saints”.
The song was written as a direct response to the schism withinAfrica the first Bishop of Natal, who denounced much of the Bible as fictitious.
Note stance three 3 Tho’ with a scornful wonder,men see her sore oppressed,by schisms rent asunder,by heresies distressed,yet saints their watch are keeping,their cry goes up, “How long?”And soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song. When despite breakout,
Both side the aisle can be pretty nasty often misused the scriptures to make their point often there over nonessential argument tenet. such as infant baptism, or believer baptism and end times when coming Jesus is coming back both are found in scriptures, however, not really clear who is right or wrong. What is clear Jesus death on the cross why he purchasedour sins note stances one 1 The church’s one Foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord;she is His new creation,by water and the Word;from heav’n He came and sought her to be His holy bride;with His own blood He bought her,and for her life He died. Note stance 4 4 The church shall never perish!Her dear Lord, to defendto guide, sustain, and cherish,is with her to the end;tho’ there be those that hate her and false sons in her pale,against the foe or traitor she ever shall prevail
Jesus I love thee
It was not until recent years that the identity of the teenage songwriter, William Ralph Featherstone (1846-1873), became known by Tragically, Featherston would pass away at the young age of 27 in 1873, but not before mailing the poem to his aunt, who lived in Los Angeles.
It wasn’t until years after his death that the poem was discovered by Adoniram Judson Gordon, the founder of a theological seminary, who added a melody to the words and published it in a book of hymns. The rest, as they say, is history. The hymn would become a worldwide staple in churches for decades.
A famous actress, A famous actress, walking down the street, passed an open door, through which she saw an invalid girl laying on a couch watching people pass by. Thinking to cheer her up, she went inside. The sick girl was a devout Christian, her patience, her submission, her heaven-lit countenance, and the manner in which she lived her religion, was lead to seriously consider the claims of Christianity. She was thoroughly converted and became a true follower of Christ. She felt she longer become an actress told however, convince her do the play.
The play was set to go on. That evening came and the father rejoiced that he had won back his daughter and their living was not to be lost. However, as the actress came out on stage to the applause of the large audience, she stepped forward. A light beamed from her beautiful face.
To the now-silent audience she repeated:
‘My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ‘tis now.’
Through Christ she had conquered. She left with the audience in tears, and retired from the stage, never to appear on it again. But through this, her father was converted. Through their combined evangelistic labours, many were led to Christ
My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus,’ tis now.
I love Thee because Thou has first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree.
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus,’ tis now.
I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
Major Daniel Webster Whittle he served in the American Civil Warand lost his arm and became a prisoner of war. While a POW, he began to read through the scriptures not not cuss.
The chorus of the hymn is based on 2 Timothy 1:12, “…for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”
POW, he began to read through the scriptures.
While a POW, a nurse begged Major Whittle to go pray with a boy that was dying and the nurse admitted to be touched by watching Whittle read the scriptures and not cuss. The nurse admitted he the other man was a wicked man, to which Whittle replied that he was also wicked.
Here, in Major Whittle’s own words, is what took place that night: “I dropped on my knees and held the boy’s hand in mine. In a few broken words I confessed my sins and asked Christ to forgive me. I believed right there that He did forgive me. I then prayed earnestly for the boy. He became quiet and pressed my hand as I prayed and pleaded God’s promises. When I arose from my knees, he was dead. A look of peace had come over his troubled face, and I cannot but believe that God who used him to bring me to the Savior, used me to lead him to trust Christ’s precious blood and find pardon. I hope to meet him in heaven.”
Maltbie Davenport Babcock wrote This Is My Father World
John Calvin wrote, ” The beauty in nature the endless resources such as food, clothing, and shelter, the magnificent power in the distant solar system and distant galaxies in their splendor and energy shinning brightness in the night often a guidance for the lost. The sun that gives warm and light to mankind during the day. The wind while invisible to the naked eye is both has a gentle breeze and produces terrifying storm. The visible and invisible matter within the universe and all creation is a testament to God befitting to a king and his glory and splendour. Creation exhibit so many bright lamps lighted up to show forth the glory of its but so to manifest his perfections in the whole structure of the universe, and daily place himself in our view, that we cannot open our eyes without being compelled to behold him. Wherever you turn your eyes, there is no portion of the world; however, minute, which does not exhibit at least some sparks of beauty in creation.
Maltbie Davenport Babcock wrote This Is My Father World
was ordain minister at Presbyterian Church.
He was known both as a skilled amateur musician, playing the organ, piano and violin, and recognized as a university sportsman with achievements in swimming and baseball. He was an outdoorsman with broad shoulders and a muscular build.was known both as a skilled amateur musician, playing the organ, piano and violin, and recognized as a university sportsman with achievements in swimming and baseball. He was an outdoorsman with broad shoulders and a muscular build. One of his poems gives insight into his approach to life:
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift, We have hard work to do, and loads to lift, Shun not the struggle; face it; ’Tis God’s gift.
Our hymn was published posthumously in Babcock’s Thoughts for Every-Day Living (1901) though it had probably been written much earlier. While a pastor in Lockport, N.Y., near Lake Ontario, hymnologist Kenneth Osbeck noted Babcock’s practice of “taking morning walks to the top of a hill north of town where he had a full view of Lake Ontario and the surrounding country.” It was said that he had a frequent expression before leaving for these walks, “I’m going out to see my Father’s world.d where he wrote, sixteen stanzas of four lines each. The poem was set to music in 1915 by Franklin L. Sheppard, a close friend of Babcock. The tune name, TERRA BEATA, means “blessed earth” in Latin. Sheppard adapted the music from a traditional English melody that he learned from his mother as a child.
This is my Father’s world.
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring!
God reigns; let the earth be glad![
Yet written other way ALTERNATE VERSE 3
This is my Father’s world:
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world:
The battle is not done.
ALTERNATE VERSE 3
This is my Father’s world:
O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.
note This is my Father’s world:
The battle is not done.
Jesus, who died, shall be satisfied,
When earth and heaven be one.
Jesus, who died, shall be satisfied,
When earth and heaven be one., who died, shall be satisfied,