Proverbs 30:6 “Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you and prove you a liar.”
Revelation 22:18-20 “I testify to everyone who hears the words of prophecy in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and the holy city, which are described in this book. 20He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
Establishing, developing and maintaining a personal relationship with the true living God is the most important commitment we can ever make. That is the primary focus of the first of the Ten Commandments. It reads as follows,
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:2-3
When Jesus was asked which of all the laws of Scripture is the greatest, Christ responded with the command emphasizing the supreme importance of our personal relationship with God: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:35-38
As it began and the word of God was established
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 14:26
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
The basis of our relationship with God
The Bible is clear concerning the basis of our relationship with God: He is our Creator! The prophet Isaiah chided the ancient Israelites for failing to grasp the significance of trusting and honouring their Creator. “Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. 27 Why sayest you, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? 28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.” Isaiah 40:26-28
Peter 1:19: “But with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.”
Isaiah 53:7: “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.”
The Word Became Flesh (this excerpt from my previous post 7/19/21)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ ”) Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” John 1:1-18
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” John 14:1
What Did Jesus Mean by “The Way, the Truth, and the Life” in John 14?
There are many religions that break the first commandment of God! There are those pagan beliefs and many cults; some even proclaim to be Christian yet they think they are the only true Christian Church on earth, but, the truth is they are liars and have tampered with God’s word. Then they go on to even deny the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the personhood of the Holy Spirit, Jesus’ physical resurrection, and salvation by grace through faith; which is what Jesus clearly taught us 2000 years ago; and it’s all in the Bible, God’s absolute truth!
John 14:5-7 “5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know[a] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me will live, even though he dies. 26And everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
John 14:15-30 Here this Scripture points out the actual manifestation of the Trinity as the three separate persons cooperate within and as one living Deity of the Godhead by His absolute will!
“For it was by God’s own decision that the Son has in himself the full nature of God.” Colossians 1:19
15 “If you love me, keep my commands.”
16 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever”
17 “the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”
19 “Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.”
20 “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”
21 “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”
24 “Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.”
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you.”
26 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
28 “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.”
29 “I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.”
30 “I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,”
31 “but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. “Come now; let us leave.”
He carried and died on His cross, humanities cross, so that we can surely live, not here but eternally in heaven with the Holy Trinity; Father Son Holy Spirit.
Atonement, DOCTRINE OF THE.—The word atonement, which is almost the only theological term of English origin, has a curious history. The verb “atone”, from the adverbial phrase “at one” (M. E. at oon), at first meant to reconcile, or make “at one”; from this it came to denote the action by which such reconciliation was effected, e.g. satisfaction for an offense or an injury. Hence, in Catholic theology, the Atonement is the Satisfaction of Christ, whereby God and the world are reconciled or made to be at one. “For God indeed was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself” (II Cor., v, 19). The Catholic doctrine on this subject is set forth in the Sixth Session of the Council of Trent, chapter ii. Having shown the insufficiency of Nature, and of the Mosaic Law, the Council continues: “Whence it came to pass, that the heavenly Father, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort (II Cor., i, 3), when that blessed fullness of the time was come (Gal., iv, 4) sent unto men Jesus Christ, His own Son, who had been, both before the Law and during the time of the Law, to many of the holy fathers announced and promised, that He might both redeem the Jews, who were under the Law and that the Gentiles who followed not after justice might attain to justice, and that all men might receive the adoption of sons. Him God hath proposed as a propitiator, through faith in His blood (Rom., iii, 25), for our sins, and not for our sins only, but also for those of the whole world (I John, ii, 2). The provided link is for the entire explanation of atonement.
audio version of the atonement content
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III