LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US

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Things are getting closer to home with the current threats of terrorism at the Mall of America in Minnesota.  Our quiet home on the prairie isn’t as safe as we thought.  The entire country should be on alert.  Our land has been integrated with a giant force of evil.  It isn’t necessarily one group or ethnicity.  It isn’t a particular religion or philosophy.  It’s a true, clearly defined, crafty, insidious force which had its beginning long ago in the Garden of Eden.  It was crushed when the Son of God was nailed to the cross, but it’s not dead yet.  Satan’s power is running rampant across our planet and the only way he will be stripped of it is when our Savior returns again to judge him and all his minions.

In the meantime, God has given us the protection we need to fend off Satan – to put him at bay.  With Him we have a safety net which the devil cannot penetrate.  As Jesus was confronted by the devil in the wilderness for 40 days, His humanity was being tested.  Satan always seems to think he can overpower God with his knowledge, but he doesn’t stand a chance.

Jesus has a divine side as well.  He fought the prince of darkness with words from God’s scriptures.  We too need to arm ourselves with the Bible so we can have the right words to defend ourselves.  Words can be a powerful weapon.  God’s Word is truth and the devil can’t handle the truth.

Our prayers also hold clout, not because they’re coming from our mouths, but because they are communication from our hearts to our heavenly Father.  He loves to hear from us.  He promises to answer our prayers –  He will never depart from us – He’s trustworthy –  He’s in charge.

God, I don’t know what will happen in the next hours or days, but I know your plans include me.  You love me so much that you gave the life of your only Son to free me from the bondage of sin.  You are the One I can count on.  I pray for my country, for my fellow believers, for those who would harm us and for this world to finally come to know you.  We all need your presence in our lives.  Amen!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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20 Responses to LORD, HAVE MERCY UPON US

  1. Megan says:

    So much happening in the world today that could so easily cause fear to rise in us! This is a great reminder to put our ‘sword’ into practice! His Word is truly powerful!

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  2. You write ” It was crushed when the Son of God was nailed to the cross, but it’s not dead yet.” as if it was God who was nailed on the wooden stake. But it was the son of God, not God Himself.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      I believe in the triune God. Jesus was God in human form and His flesh had to be sacrificed as the perfect atonement for our sins. God was giving His life for us, but He has the power to overcome death. His sacrifice demonstrates the love He has for us. I wasn’t trying to infer that God died.

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      • Marcus Ampe says:

        Let us always remember that God cannot die but Jesus really did. He as son of man had to have enough faith in the Scriptures and what he had heard from religious readers, trusting his heavenly Father, that God would really exist and would take him out of the dead sometime. Jesus as a human being really had to fear man and death and have enough faith in God to give his body as a ransom for all. In Jesus we find the best example of faith, next to Abraham his faith. In case Jesus is part of a tri-une god, he would not have had to fear when he was God because The God tells us no man can do Him anything and death can not do Him anything. God is an eternal Spirit, but Jesus knew death would make an end to his life and showed also to his apostles his wounds to proof he was (is) no spirit.

        In case Jesus is god he also would not have told the truth on many occasions and as such would have lied, which according to the Bible is sinning, but that same Bible tells us that Jesus did not sin and also says that God also is an All-knowing God Who does not tell lies. Trinitarian Christians make both of them clowns or fools and make fools of Christians as well, because they would follow such ‘charlatans’ or imposters..

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      • atimetoshare says:

        I will not argue with you and yet I don’t appreciate being called a fool. Christ was present at the beginning of time along with the Holy Spirit. All three are God according to my Bible. I believe in the words of the Bible because they are God’s words. I do not by my own understanding grasp the idea of a trinity, I just know it’s truth because God has told me so through his word.

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    • Wally Fry says:

      @ Bijbelvorsers and Marcus

      Kathy, a long comment here I hope you don’t mind. Just some information on the deity of Jesus for their perusal. I won’t argue either, but this is what we find in the Bible. This is from a lesson I teach concerning this subject.

      Many critics of the Divine nature of Jesus Christ try to diffuse the whole issue by simply stating that He never actually claimed to be God. One could debate some things about the Deity of Jesus and almost make sense, but if one relies on the Bible as the primary reference, then no discerning person could possibly say Jesus did not claim Deity.
      Jesus basically said he and God were the same. On several occasions, Jesus simply said it. He may have never simply stated,” I am God”, but some of the things He said were in fact the same as stating that claim..
      In John 10:30, Jesus claimed He and His father were one
      In John 14:1, he said those who believe in God also believe in Him
      In John 14:9, Jesus told Phillip that anyone who had seen Him had seen God.
      Jesus claimed equality with God, that He was the Son of God. It is simply a rule of logic that if two things are equal, they are basically the same. For instance 2=2 clearly shows us that 2 and 2 are the same thing in every sense of the word. It gets more complicated when you compare beings or ideas, but the concept is the same. If Student A claims to be equal with Student B, then in some verifiable way they are equal. Of course, they may not be equal in every way: one may be tall and one short, one may be large one may be small. However, in some way they are equal. In normal usage, to claim equality with another person is claiming positional equality;in other words they share an equal position in the scheme of things and in life. When our country’s founders wrote in the Declaration of Independence that “All men are created equal”, they were not saying we are all alike, they were saying that we are equal in our position and standing before other people as well as before God.
      So, if Jesus claimed equality with God (and He did), then He was stating He shared a position of equality with God. Who can be positionally equal with and infinite God other than God Himself? Therefore to claim equality with God is to claim to be God. Let’s look, then, at some ways Jesus claimed to be equal with God.
      Jesus claimed to be the Son of God. This claim is very important when studied in the context of Jewish culture of Jesus’ day. Ancestry and lineage was of primary importance in the culture of the day. A son, while he might have to grow and mature, was in many ways the absolute equal to his father. Ultimately, every first born son of a Jewish male would assume his father’s place in the structure, authority, and culture of his time. So, to be a man’s son was to imply, basically, equality with that man. So, for Jesus to claim to be God’s son was to claim equality and oneship with God.
      In John 14:7, Jesus informed Phillip that if he had known Jesus, he would have known “My Father as well. John Chapter 14 is, in fact full of references to Jesus and the Father being of one essence.
      John 14:10: “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?”
      John 14:11: “Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me”
      In Matthew 26:63, when the High Priest asked Jesus if He was the Christ, the son of God, Jesus answered in verse 64, “Thou hast said”. In other words, He answered, that yes, He was the Son of God.
      The following two quotes sum up the basic meaning behind Jesus’ claiming to be the Son of God.
      “Jesus also claimed to be the, “Son of God.” This title does not mean Jesus is God’s biological Son. Neither does the term “Son” imply inferiority anymore than a human son is inferior in essence to his father. A son shares his father’s DNA, and although he is different, they are both men. Scholars say that the term “Son of God” in the original languages refers to likeness, or “of the same order.” Jesus meant by it that he has divine essence, or in 21st century terms, the “DNA of God”i
      “What did Jesus mean when he called himself the ‘Son of God’? The son of a man is a man. (Both ‘son’ and ‘man,’ in the traditional language, mean males and females equally.) The son of an ape is an ape. The son of a dog is a dog. The son of a shark is a shark. And so the Son of God is God. ‘Son of God’ is a divine title.”ii
      Jesus enemies clearly understood that He was claiming to be God; they had no doubt whatsoever. In fact, they often wanted to kill Him for claiming to be God, since that claim was considered blasphemy and punishable by death. One of the things the Jews of the day believed correctly and devoutly was that there was only one God.
      In John Chapter 10 Jesus was walking and teaching with the Jews in the Temple and gave them His teaching where He made the claim “I and My Father are one,: and the Jews wanted to stone him. When Jesus asked then why they wanted to kill him they replied in Verse 33, “For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”
      In fact, blasphemy was the only crime for which Jesus was actually convicted at his various “trials” before His Crucifixion. In Mark 14:61-64 Jesus and the High Priest had the following conversation.
      “61But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.63 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.”
      The Jews of the day understood that to forgive sins was a claim to be God, since only God could forgive sin. In Mark Chapter 2 we can again see the story of the paralyzed man who was lowered through the roof of the house where Jesus was preaching so that Jesus could heal him. In Verse 5 note, “When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” The scribes quickly realized just what Jesus was saying here and though in their minds, “Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?” in Verse 7. Actually Jesus’ ability to read their thoughts was also a claim to Divine nature, as who is omniscient, or all knowing, but God? And that leads us conveniently into our next section.
      Jesus laid claim to many of the attributes of God. Jesus made statements in which He claimed to possess attributes we normally only associate with God.
      Jesus claimed to possess the eternal nature of God. We understand that one of the attributes of God is the fact that He has been self existent from eternity past, and that only God is eternal from before time. Therefore, if Jesus claimed that attribute, He was in essence claiming to be God.
      Jesus claimed to be the Alpha and Omega, or the First and Last, or the Beginning and the End in Revelation 1:17,18; He also claimed here to be alive forever more, and that He possessed the keys to Hell and Death.
      In John 8:56-58 Jesus was describing to the Pharisees how Abraham rejoiced at the future coming of Jesus, the Messiah. When the Pharisees questioned how a man not even 50 years old could have known Abraham, Jesus replied in verse 58. “Before Abraham was, I Am.” To fully understand just what Jesus was saying here, we have to go back to Moses and the burning bush. When Moses asked God to say who it was that was sending him(Moses) to lead the Jews out of Egypt, God replied that Moses could simply tell them, in Exodus 3:14, “I AM hath sent me unto you”
      God can call Himself that because He always has been. He can call Himself that because He always will be. He is self existent, not having been created by any other thing. Jesus obviously meant the same thing. He was clearly saying that Abraham was not just rejoicing at the idea of Messiah, but the actual fact not yet taken place, of Jesus Christ Himself! That is why Jesus could also refer to Himself as “I Am”.
      Jesus made a claim to the omniscience or all knowing attribute of God when He told Peter exactly how Peter would react the night of the crucifixion. He told Peter how he would deny Jesus three times; He told Peter exactly when this would occur(before the rooster crowed). This story is relayed to us in Matthew 26.
      Jesus made a claim to the omnipresence of God when He told his disciples that He would always be with them until the end of time in The Great Commission contained in Matthew 28:18-20, telling them “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
      Jesus made claims to be able to forgive sins, and this authority is clearly reserved for God alone; this concept is clearly taught throughout both the Old and New Testaments (Isaiah 43:25 is one place), and the Jews of Jesus’ time clearly understood that was what their scriptures taught. In fact, we will cover the Pharisees’ perception of what Jesus was saying later in this lesson.
      Let us look at some of the instances where Jesus forgave sins.
      In Matthew 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, and Luke 5:17-26, the Bible tells the story of Jesus’ healing of a paralyzed man. The real key in each of these stories is not really that Jesus healed a sick man, after all He had been traveling throughout the region healing multitudes of sick by this time. What makes this story so unusual is not that Jesus made a paralyzed man walk, but that in each case He told the man he was forgiven of his sins! He said in each case, “Thy sins be forgiven thee,”
      This sets the stage for the clear biblical teaching of exactly what Jesus’ purpose on earth was. He was not here to simply perform miracles and heal sick people; those were simply tools to show the world who He was. Jesus was here to heal the real sickness that was and is infecting the world: sin. The rest of the things we call sickness, including our ultimate deaths, were only brought into the world because of man’s sin.

      Jesus accepted the worship of others, a prerogative which belongs only to God Himself.

      The Bible makes it very clear that only God is worthy of worship. In fact, there are several recorded instances of men and even angels directing that men not worship them. There is even a recorded instance of severe punishment for a mere man to accept worship. Let us take a look at what the Bible teaches us about who deserves worship and who does not.
      God was very clear to Moses when He gave him the Ten Commandments when He instructed “thou shalt have no other Gods before me” in Exodus Chapter 20. While being tempted by Satan in the desert, Jesus clearly told Satan, in Matthew 4:10, “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”
      In Acts 14:8-18, a story is told of the Apostle Paul refusing worship from fellow human beings. He and Barnabas were in the city of Lystra and had just healed a man who had been crippled from birth. The townspeople were so amazed they thought Paul and Barnabas were the gods Jupiter and Mercury in human flesh! Paul and Barnabas refused to accept this worship, and ran out in the crowd telling them they were just men, and that they should worship God instead.
      The Bible also teaches us that angels are not to be worshipped. In the Book or Revelation, two times John fell at the feet of an angel who had given him a message to worship, in Revelation 19:10 and  22:9. In both cases the angel immediately said, “See thou do it not, I am thy fellowservant.”
      The Bible teaches that accepting worship as if one were God can have severe consequences. Acts 12:21-23 tell us of King Herrod who, when the people tried to worship him as God, accepted it gladly rather than direct their worship to the true God. Herrod was then eaten by worms and died.
      Clearly, then, we are instructed to worship God and God only. 
      Jesus on many occasions accepted the worship of others. Knowing the Old Testament Scriptures as he did, only two options are really possible: One is that Jesus was a delusional madman who actually thought He was God, or that He was in fact God.
      Here are some places in the Bible where Jesus either was worshipped, or was worshipped and accepted it.
      In Matthew 2:11, the Wise Men from the East saw Jesus and “Fell down, worshipping Him.”
      In Matthew 14:33, after He and Peter both walked on the water and Jesus stilled the wind, the following occurred, “Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”
      In Matthew Chapter 28, when Jesus met Mary Magdalene and the other Mary at the Tomb, they fell at His feet and worshipped Him.
      In Luke 24:51, after Jesus was carried into heaven, the disciples who were with him “worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.”
      In John 9:38, a blind man whom Jesus healed said “Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.”
      In John 20:28, after Jesus showed Thomas the wounds in His hand and side, he responded “My Lord and my God!”
      Revelation Chapter 12 describes a scene around the Throne of God, where God and “The Lamb” were both worshipped by the four creatures, the four and twenty elders, and the angels of Heaven.
      Time and time again we can read in Scripture instances of Jesus being worshipped or being worshipped and accepting it. There is not a single instance recorded of Jesus correcting any person who offered Him worship. This is in contrast to Paul and Barnabas, as well as the angel the Apostle John encountered, who quickly corrected those who offered them worship.
      

      The Writers of the Bible Clearly Describe Jesus as Being Divine

      Time and time again, various writers of Holy Scripture describe the Divinity of Jesus Christ. We have already covered how each and every word in the Word of God was, in fact, inspired by God. Therefore if the writers of Scripture call Jesus God, then it is just as if God the Father called Jesus God. The only way to escape this conclusion is to deny that ,as Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.”
      One of the most clear descriptions of the Deity of Jesus Christ is contained in the opening words of the John Chapter 1. In this passage, The Word clearly refers to Jesus, as context makes clear. In Verse 1, we are told “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” That clearly states that Jesus is Eternal and that He is also God. On into Verse 14 we see “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
      God Himself said Jesus was God in Hebrews 1:8. That entire chapter is a good summation of God comparing Jesus to anything else He created, and how Jesus is superior to all created beings..
      Isaiah said the child born would, in addition to all the other things He would be called, would also be called “Mighty God” and “Everlasting Father” in Isaiah 9:6.
      John 5:23 teaches we should worship the Son just like the Father.
      Philippians 2:5-7 describes Jesus as “being in the form of God”
      I Timothy 3:16 says “God was  manifested in the flesh”
      Writing to Titus, Paul said in Titus 2:3  that we are “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ
      So it goes on, time after time, numerous passages clearly show that the writers of Holy Scripture considered Jesus Christ to be Divine. And since we believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible, we can only come to the conclusion that God the Father is clearly informing us that Jesus the Son is also divine.
      

      @ Kathy, hope this is all not too much, but I could not let this go unanswered.

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      • atimetoshare says:

        Thank you Wally for all the ammunition. I don’t like engaging in arguments with those who question my faith. The only weapon we have is God’s word. Even Jesus used it to fight off the father of lies.

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      • You say ” if one relies on the Bible as the primary reference, then no discerning person could possibly say Jesus did not claim Deity.” but just the bible speaks very clearly about One God and not a tri-une God. And the God Who does not tell lies gives us a very clear indication who that man in the River Jordan is who is been baptised by his cousin John.

        The Word of God tells us:

        “but when the appointed time arrived, god sent forth his son. he was born from a woman, born into a culture in which legalistic perversion of the torah was the norm,” (Galatians 4:4 CJB)

        “21 while all the people were being immersed, Yeshua too was immersed. as he was praying, heaven was opened; 22 the Ruach haKodesh came down on him in physical form like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “you are my son, whom I love; I am well pleased with you.” 23 Yeshua was about thirty years old when he began his public ministry. it was supposed that he was a son of Yosef who was of eli,” (Luke 3:21-23 CJB)

        Do you think God would mislead His people and not tell the truth (though not telling the truth is by God considered lying which would be sinning according to that same God.)?

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      • atimetoshare says:

        I will try to address this one more time. I believe you are referring to Wally Fry’s comment, but I agree that Jesus had to be God Himself, because he was sinless. The entire virgin birth was God’s inexplainable way to come to us. The word Immanuel means God with us. Here are a few comments from my pastor on the trinity:

        “Denying the deity of Christ certainly isn’t new. Since Jesus was born, people have been denying that He is the Son of God. They hold that Jesus never said He was God and neither was it necessary for Him to be God.

        Jesus taught His disciples about His person in Matthew 16:33 and following. Simon calls Him “Christ, the Son of the Living God.” To which Jesus responds, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven.”

        To let Scripture defend itself we point to John 1 where Jesus is called God;
        to Matthew 16:16 where He is called Son of the Living God;
        to John 10:30 where Jesus says, “I and My Father are one.”;
        to John 5:18 and following where it says that the Jews were seeking to kill him because he was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.”

        We also see where Scripture teaches that he has attributes only God has.
        -He existed before the world [Jn 17:5; Jn 1:1)
        -He is the creator (Heb1:10; Jn 1:3)
        -He knows all things (John 21:17)
        -He is omnipotent (Jn 10:28-30; Jn 5:21, 28-29; Jn 2:11)
        -He is worshiped as God (Jn 5:23; Phil. 2:9 and following)

        Many anti-trinitarian unitarians (what a mouthful!) ask how could Jesus, as part of an indivisible trinity become man, but God the Father and God the Holy Spirit not become man? The answer? We don’t know. Luther said, “I would be as sharp as any heretic if I could comprehend that.” It is a mystery of God above our human reason.

        All the false-teachings which make Jesus less than God or even equal to man do so in order to accomplish the same goal. Our souls crave, more than anything, to earn our own righteousness. If Jesus was a mere man, a pattern or model, then we can work to copy his example and win heaven. But God Himself became man in Jesus Christ, was submissively obedient unto death (Gal4:4-5), and rose again. And if this alone is how man gets to God the Father, then all religions claiming salvation by any sort of work or merit are discredited.

        One of may favorite quotes ever is from Luther on this topic as he talks about Galatians 2:20.

        “These words, ‘The Son of God loved me and gave Himself for me,’ are mighty thunderings and lightnings from heaven against the righteousness of the Law and the doctrine of works. So great and so horrible was the wickedness, error, darkness, and ignorance in my will and understanding that it was impossible for me to be ransomed by any other means than by such an inestimable ransom. Why do we then vaunt the integrity of our reason and claim that our natural powers are left us in-corrupt, that our reason is inclined to the good, that we need do only as much as we can since Here I learn that so much evil lurks within my nature that the whole world and all creatures were not able to countervail the indignation of God, but that the very Son of God Himself had to be delivered for the same?

        “Will you bring your chastity, or obedience, or poverty? What will all this do? What shall the Law of Moses and the works of the Law avail? What shall the works of all men and all the suffering of martyrs profit you? What is the obedience of all the holy angels in comparison with the Son of God, who was delivered to the death of the Cross, so that there was no drop His blood that was shed but for your sins? If you could rightly consider this incomparable treasure, you would surly damn all vows, works, merits [claims that these this save], and trample them underfoot, spit upon them and execrate them and cast them into hell. For it is an intolerable and horrible blasphemy to imagine that there is any work whereby you should presume to reconcile God, since you see that there is nothing which can reconcile Him but this inestimable, infinite treasure, even the death and blood of His Son, one drop whereof is more precious than the whole world.” – (Luther’s Works Vol 26:175-176)

        The doctrine of Jesus’ divinity is so important- without it we are no longer Christian. If Jesus lived a perfect life and died, then good for him, he won heaven for himself. But in order for that death to count for all people of all time, it had to be the blood of God.”

        I know that was a lot of information, but it is the basis for what I believe. I admire your zeal to convert me to your way of thinking, but it isn’t going to happen. I know in my heart That my God is one God, consisting of three separate entities – Father, son and Holy Spirit. I know God doesn’t lie and that’s precisely why I believe Him.

        I will pray that His Holy Spirit opens your heart to this, but it is completely up to him to do so. May God bless your journey.

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  4. Marcus Ampe says:

    Sorry, I did not call you a fool. I said what impression is given about those who believe in God.

    You say “God has told me so through his word” but did you receive than an other Word than I for example. For me the Word of God which we can receive is the Word we get from the Bible and from answers on our prayers. for me those answers are clearly as is written in the Bible black on white that there is only One God and that Jesus is the son of God who died for remissions of our sins.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Apparently our interpretation of God’s Holy Bible is different and no amount of discussion will change our minds, since we are both grounded in what we believe. I also believe in the unity of God, but that unity includes three separate entities. My source is the Bible alone. I study it too. I pray that you will try and understand my point of view, which is that the human Jesus had to die. It was part of the fulfillment of the prophesies of old. The final sacrifice had to be pure, holy and sinless – thus it had to be God Himself. He was the sinless lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. The process of death for God is different than it is for us. He proved that he conquers death by rising again and visiting his followers after his resurrection. I know this is difficult to understand, but as I stated there are many things in the Bible that aren’t comprehensible, but simply accept them by faith.
      Shalom, my friend.

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      • Marcus Ampe says:

        Why do you think a human being could not be pure or sinless? did God than created imperfect beings of whom He asked the impossible?

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      • atimetoshare says:

        God created a perfect world with sinless human beings. I’m sure you have read Genesis. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s command not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, everything changed. It was then that God cursed all of humanity with a sinful nature. Even though Jesus died to assure our forgiveness and an eternity in heaven, we will carry our sinful nature to the grave.

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      • atimetoshare says:

        Marcus, I am deeply sorry if I was one of those who attacked you recently. I don’t wish to change your opinion about Jesus. I know we differ greatly on who he was and still is. Please accept my apology if I offended you in any way.

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  5. Marcus Ampe says:

    atimetoshare no offence meant with my writing. So sorry for my blunt expression pointing to some fact and how others can interpret the matters.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      I understand!

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      • Marcus Ampe says:

        Nice to hear you understand and know that I also understand your view of keeping to your faith which I totally respect. I would also consider you as being part of one of the elements of the body of Christ and if people would look carefully they would see we both take it to be Jeshua (Jesus Christ) to be the Kristos, the Messiah, promised in the garden of Eden, as being the one who died for sins of all people and taken by the Most High Elohim as the Anointed to be the mediator between God and man.

        We both trust in Jesus and in the hope given by God to all mankind. Let us share that hope and the peace of Christ and both keep bringing the good News of the coming Kingdom of God.

        May God bless you and your preaching work.

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      • atimetoshare says:

        Thank you.

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