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4.13 Jesus Christ will return in like manner as He ascended, returning visibly and physically at the end of the Tribulation to judge the nations as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Acts 1:11, Rev. 19:11, 16, 20)

Nothing hard to understand about this one! Here’s the verses:

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts 1:11 (KJV)

11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. Revelation 19:11 (KJV)

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. Revelation 19:16 (KJV)

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshiped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. Revelation 19:20 (KJV)

There is a difference between the Believer’s judgment and the great white throne judgment. The believer’s judgment is for the purpose of determining rewards. The Great White Throne judgment is bad. If you are there as a person to be judged, it’s not going to have a good outcome. Because guilt or innocence has already been established – this is now the punishment phase of the judgment. How bad will it be? Contrast the two. For saved people, it is determining of rewards. For the unsaved, it is the determining of the level of eternal torment.

Will a saved person find themselves at the great white throne judgment? Yes, but as witnesses, from what I’ve read. Our sins are atoned for, all of them. We have no punishment, by the astounding grace of God and His infinite mercy. The unsaved, however, never called upon the Lord to save them. They cast themselves there. The Lord will no doubt explain that to them.

If you are not saved… this is the time to get saved! Make SURE you are not standing in the crowd to the left of the Lord at the Great White throne judgment! Do it NOW, because you have NO assurance of another moment. Repent, and believe on the lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!

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4.11 Jesus Christ offered up his shed blood and His substitutionary death for us as a redeeming sacrifice, reconciling us to God once and for all in a permanent Salvation which cannot be lost. His blood purifies us and renders us blameless, cleansing us of all sins (John 3:14-15, 5:24, 10:27-30, Romans 8:38-39, 1 Thess 1:10, 5:9-10, 1 Tim. 2:6, Titus 2:14, Heb. 1:3, 2:9-10, 7:27, 9:12-14, 10:12, 14).

Today is a simple, but profoundly important doctrine to understand. It is the blood of Jesus. We even sing songs about it.

26 When a righteous man turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and dieth in them; for his iniquity that he hath done shall he die. Ezekiel 18:26 (KJV)

One sin is all it takes to send us to Hell forever. It requires blood to save us.

6 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: 7 And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein. Leviticus 6:6-7 (KJV)

21 And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein. Leviticus 22:21 (KJV)

The Jewish counteri-missionary (usually trained by Jews for Judaism) will here interject: “there is nothing in the Torah about the offering of a man as a sin offering!”

You’re right. Absolutely right.

7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. Genesis 22:7-8 (KJV)

We cannot offer a man as a sin offering. Men are not perfect. We are blemished, and invalid according to Lev. 6:6. However, the Lord Jesus Christ is GOD, as we settled in the last few posts. God provided Himself.

We cannot save ourselves. Our sins separate us from God forever. We are sinful, blemished. There is no provision for us. We are doomed.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV)

28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28 (KJV)

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3-6 (KJV)

As you see, the blood of Jesus atones for our sins. His death created a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins. And when He ressurected, He brought us up with Him.

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; Romans 3:25 (KJV)

7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Ephesians 1:7 (KJV)

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Colossians 1:14 (KJV)

4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Hebrews 10:4 (KJV)

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, Revelation 1:5 (KJV)

Propitiation means “Satisfaction of a debt.” The levitical offerings were effective only in that they were a picture, a “type”, looking forward to the sacrifice of Christ. They served to remove only that sin. The entire system of keeping the Law was to make one keenly aware how ugly we are in the eyes of God, how sin-laden. After only living it a year, the honest person, understanding the Gospel, would be keenly aware of the crushing burden of the Law.

But Christ took all that away. We do not any longer need to keep the law. The law could not save us. Only the death and ressurection of Jesus Christ can do that, by His shed blood.

An interesting study is to take modern Bibles and see how many references to the Blood are in the New Testament. Then check that number against the King James. You’ll see that the modern Bibles remove many references to the Blood. As I’ve pointed out before, one has to stop and say, “You know, I can’t accept it’s a coincidence any longer.” The verses that are altered, removed, or added to always affect some cardinal doctrine. Usually the deity of Christ, the effecaciousness of the blood, salvation by grace alone, fasting… in short, they always affect doctrines that Baptists have lived and died for for 20 centuries. And the enemy finally figured out he can neutralize those Baptists just by changing their Bibles. Wake up, people! Who is on the Lord’s side?

Here are today’s verses. You might want to read your New King James or NASB and see how the modern versions subtly change these verses. Some will be drastically changed, some will not seem to be affected at first. But change them… they do.

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:14-15 (KJV)

24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. John 5:24 (KJV)

27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and my Father are one. John 10:27-30 (KJV)

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (KJV)

10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (KJV)

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10 (KJV)

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. 1 Timothy 2:6 (KJV)

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:14 (KJV)

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Hebrews 1:3 (KJV)

9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:9-10 (KJV)

27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. Hebrews 7:27 (KJV)

12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 9:12-14 (KJV)

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Hebrews 10:12 (KJV)

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 (KJV)

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4.9 Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God the Father, exalted and worshipped day and night by angels in heaven. (Heb. 1:3, 7:25; 10:10-14, Rev. 5:8-9, 5:12-14, 7:10)

4.10 Jesus Christ is the only mediator and advocate between God and Man. No priest or “saint” can mediate between man and God. (Heb. 10:12, 7:25; 10:10-14)

Important stuff today, like the last few times. There is no subject more important than the Lord Jesus Christ.

4.9 is not so controversial, except to a couple of cults, who maintain that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Archangel Michael. I’m sure on Judgment Day, when Christ is seated on the Great White Throne, he’s going to point to Michael and fix his gaze upon a crowd of several million and ask, “what is your defense now? There is Michael. Here I am. I told you unless you believe I am He, you will die in your sins. begone… I never knew ye.”

4.10 is going to upset some people. There is only one mediator between man and God.

12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Hebrews 10:12 (KJV)

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 (KJV)

10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Hebrews 10:10-14 (KJV)

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Hebrews 1:3 (KJV)

Read those verses, and ask yourself, “can a priest make atonement for you? Can a “Saint” make atonement for you? According to the Bible… only the Lord Jesus Christ can. Does the Lord need to be sacrificed over and over again? no, the Bible says “one sacrifice for sins for ever”, “Once for all”. Can a Pope saying mass atone for your sins? Nothing can wash away my sins… nothing but the blood of Jesus. Can Mary or Joseph intercede for me? No, the Bible makes it clear – only “this man” – Jesus Christ.

So today’s teaching clearly refutes two cults and one false religion.

8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; Revelation 5:8-9 (KJV)

12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever. Revelation 5:12-14 (KJV)

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. Revelation 7:10 (KJV)

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4.7 Jesus Christ was buried in a rich man’s tomb, and lay there three days in the tomb, and physically rose from the dead. Jesus was seen by the women at the tomb, all of the disciples, and by the 500, and last of all was seen by the Apostle Paul of Tarsus. (Luke 23:50-56, John 19:31-42, Mark 16:6,14, 1 Cor. 15:3-8)

4.8 Jesus Christ abode on earth between His Resurrection and His bodily ascension to Heaven a week before Pentecost. Jesus Christ was seen before witnesses ascending bodily into Heaven, and an Angel confirmed to the Apostles that Jesus would return in the like manner He did ascend. (Psa. 47:5, 68:18, Mark 16:9, Luke 24:26, 51, John 1:51, 16:5, Acts 1:3, 1:11)

Easy one today! Nothing controversial finally! Read the verses – it’s important. They speak for themselves.

50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: 51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. 54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. Luke 23:50-56 (KJV)

31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: 34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. 35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. 36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. 37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced. 38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. 40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. 42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand. John 19:31-42 (KJV)

6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. Mark 16:6 (KJV)

14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. Mark 16:14 (KJV)

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 (KJV)

5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. Psalm 47:5 (KJV)

18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. Psalm 68:18 (KJV)

9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. Mark 16:9 (KJV)

26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? Luke 24:26 (KJV)

51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. Luke 24:51 (KJV)

51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. John 1:51 (KJV)

5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? John 16:5 (KJV)

3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: Acts 1:3 (KJV)

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts 1:11 (KJV)

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4.4 Jesus Christ was born of a virgin in fulfillment of Biblical prophesy (Isa 7:14, 9:6, Micah 5:2).

4.5 Jesus Christ was perfect, and led a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21, Heb 4:15, 7:26-28, Mat. 27:3-4, Mark 1:24, Luke 1:35, 4:34, 1 John 3:5, Rev 3:7).

4.6 The Lord Jesus Christ died on Golgotha/Calvary for all mankind as a substitutionary offering, taking our place upon the cross, suffering and dying for our sake. Our sins died with Him, and through His shed blood we have remission of sins and Eternal life. Jesus Christ offered himself up for us once and for all as a sin offering, securing Salvation for us, and imputing His righteousness to us all who believe in Him (Isa. 53:12, Mat. 12:39-40, 16:21, Isa 26:19, Acts 5:30-32, 2 Cor. 5:21, Col 2:12, Rev. 1:5).

Today, we take a look at some doctrines that, like the last two posts, have been viciously attacked in sermons, books, and in modern Bibles. Just in case anyone’s going to be contentious, I’m going to put the actual Greek and Hebrew on the page to prove it. I’ve done that once or twice, such as in the Word Faith teachings, because it’s amazing how viciously some doctrines are attacked.

Now, there’s a Calvinist Apologetics blog I’ve got bookmarked (Why? Calvinists just seem to thrive on Apologetics, and the need to defend the faith. I’m not criticizing them for that at all – but my question now is, why aren’t Biblical Baptists obsessed with these issues?). This blog had a post that attacked a good Baptist for suggesting that the modern Bibles are part of a deliberate conspiracy to corrupt Biblical doctrines. I saw a post on WordPress just last week, where a christian tore apart the King James translation of Phil. 2:6, intending to show that the Greek supported the modern bibles.

Well, yeah… cha! You went to the United Bible Text greek, which is an artificial construct, appearing nowhere in the world. Wescott and Hort built their WH Greek Text, based upon a possible forgery and a copy of a flawed manuscript. When Aleph disagreed with B (as it did in over 10,000 places), they went with B. Why? They had a feeling it was the most accurate one. Read their own words, people! this is what they admit to! And Both Nestle-Alland and UBS are almost perfect copies of WH. If he’d been honest, he’d have looked at the Greek text that Christians had used until Wescott and Hort did their nefarious deed.

My point is, these verses that the modern verses corrupt are always certain topics. Why isn’t it ever verses like, 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. Luke 7:5 (KJV), or, 1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. Mark 2:1 (KJV).

If it were random, not deliberate choices… you’d find verses like that affected. No, its always verses on the Deity of Christ, or fasting, or the Blood of Jesus. That’s when you say, “Okay, it’s a conspiracy. It’s deliberate.”

So in my posts on Christology, the King James issue rears its head over and over again. Sorry, I have no control over that – because when you read it in modern translations, these doctrines are always perverted.

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)

21 He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (HCSB)

21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV)

21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)

2 Cor. 5:21 refers to Christ being the sinless offering for our sins, and our being made righteous because of His atoning death and ressurection. The KJV supports that. The modern versions say rather that WE become the Righteousness of God – not the Lord. WE are MADE righteous by His imputed righteous. We do not BECOME righteousness, we are MADE righteous because of what He has done.

The Lord Jesus Christ is God in human flesh. We dealt with that last time. If you read the King James Bible only, you gain a greater awareness of the power and majesty of God. It’s downplayed in the RSV, ESV, NASB, NIV, NLT, LB, GNB, etc.

The lord was born of a virgin – not a young woman. As apologists are forever pointing out, the word Alma in the Bible is always used for a virgin. It may mean “young woman”, but it never has been used for a young woman who was not a virgin. The conception and birth of the Lord was a miracle. Why would you read a Bible that downplays or questions that?

The Lord led a sinless life. He never sinned, unlike us. We sin minute by minute.

“Wait! I thought we were made sinless by His atonement!”

The penalty of sin was taken off of us. Our sins are forgotten and forgiven. But when you do something that is sinful, what do you call that? What does that make you? Christians are not “sinless.” There is no such thing as “Sinless perfection” in this life and world. We will wrestle with our flesh up until the moment of our death or the Rapture, whichever comes first – and I am growing convinced that unless I pass on out of due season, I will be bodily raptured sometiime in the next few years. I’m going to struggle with sin the entire time I walk this earth. But I am spared the penalty of that sin. And the book of 1 John tells me the Lord is faithful and just to forgive my sins, if I repent and confess them to Him.

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15 (KJV)

26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore. Hebrews 7:26-28 (KJV)

3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. Matthew 27:3-4 (KJV)

24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. Mark 1:24 (KJV)

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35 (KJV)

5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 1 John 3:5 (KJV)

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; Revelation 3:7 (KJV)

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:12 (KJV)

39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Matthew 12:39-40 (KJV)

21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Matthew 16:21 (KJV)

19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Isaiah 26:19 (KJV)

30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him. Acts 5:30-32 (KJV)

21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV)

12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. Colossians 2:12 (KJV)

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, Revelation 1:5 (KJV)

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3.2. God is Father in truth to those who are the children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. (Mat. 5:9, Luke 20:36, John 11:52, Rom. 8:16-17, 21, 9:8,26, Gal. 3:26, 1 John 3:10)

3.3. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9, Gal. 3:26, John 6:29)

It’s amazing how much of doctrine is the kind of stuff that gets real Christians all weepy! Today’s instruction is partly a recognizing of who God is, and a salvation message.

If you think like a Fundamentalist, it’s amazing how, when you reflect on the awesome majesty of God, the Holiness of God, and the eventual Judgment that the Bible speaks of so often – you reflect on, “Wow, if I were God, I’d have wiped us all out the 1000th time we all sinned!”

Seeing as how I’d probably sinned a thousand times by the time I was maybe 5 years old, it shows you two things – the utter depravity of the human being, and the incredible love and forgiveness that God is EAGER to show to all of us!

All you have to do is repent. Acknowledge you’re a sinner. Admit to God that you are worthy of nothing more than eternity in Hell.

Now, STOP and think about that for a few minutes. Really think about yourself in Hell, for all eternity. The unending torment, the quickly dawning terror as you realize YOU’RE NOT GETTING OUT OF HERE, EVER!

And then you’ll understand.

The Lord Jesus Christ came to Earth and died, becoming the offering for your sins, so that you wouldn’t have to go to Hell.

God loves you. He made it so EASY. All you have to do is accept His sacrifice for you. Turn your life around and accept Him. Take His yoke upon you. The burden indeed is easy and light.

If you’ve done that… 3.2 is talking about God’s new relationship with you. You now have that spirit of adoption, that makes you cry out, “Abba, Father!”

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 (KJV) For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26 (KJV) Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. John 6:29 (KJV)

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9 (KJV)

Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Luke 20:36 (KJV)

And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. John 11:52 (KJV)

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Romans 8:16-17 (KJV)

Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Romans 8:21 (KJV)

That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. Romans 9:8 (KJV)

And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. Romans 9:26 (KJV)

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26 (KJV)

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 1 John 3:10 (KJV)

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GOD THE FATHER

3. We Believe that God rules over the universe, His creation.

3.1. God is a compassionate being, regarding all of creation with love, concern, and affection. (Luke 12:6-7, John 3:16, Zeph. 3:17,Rom. 5:5,8, 8:39, 1 Cor 2:9, Eph. 2:4, 3:19, 5:2, Titus 3:4, Jas. 2:5, 1 John 3:16, 4:7-9, Jude 1:21)

Not too hard to understand. God created the Universe. It belongs to him.

It is unique that so many religions lacked a caring, loving God until Christianity presented Him. Judaism showed Him to the world first. Then, as Christians beheld Him in the flesh, in awe and love, we try to show Him to the World.

“God loves you so much, He came in the Flesh and suffered and died for you. He knew your sins separated you from God, so God paid that price for you.”

Of course, the Gospel message (which is what this is, of course) is empty without reflecting on God’s Judgment. It pronounces how great God’s love for us really is.6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 (KJV)

Read the verses below, and think about the awesome love of God.

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV)

17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV)

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5 (KJV)

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (KJV)

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39 (KJV)

9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Ephesians 2:4 (KJV)

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:19 (KJV)

2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. Ephesians 5:2 (KJV)

4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Titus 3:4 (KJV)

5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? James 2:5 (KJV)

16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16 (KJV)

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 1 John 4:7-9 (KJV)

21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 1:21 (KJV)