Thursday, November 10th, 2016

 

Of Use of Language

The original bible manuscripts were written in a combination of what we call the Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic languages.  I will abbreviate these as HGA. The Bible exists in a variety of languages since numerous individuals do not speak HGA. So then anyone whose native language is not HGA must depend on another human to translate the Bible for him or her.  Even God recognizes this principle of the need and validity of translation as the Holy Ghost did so on the day of Pentecost in enabling people to hearRead More


Of Jesus Race and Skin Color

General None of us can conclusively say what race or color of skin Jesus had while here on earth or will have in the end time, if any. None of the original biblical manuscripts include graphics/pictures. Our God was wise to send/bring Jesus before we had cameras, etc. Jesus race and color of skin does not matter anyway. This is also true of the other biblical apostles, disciples, and Christians. Jesus says salvation is of the Jews; thus, confirming himself to be a Jew since he is the Saviour. Yet,Read More


Church and Politics

Jesus said he has come to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10) and to bring them abundant life (John 10:10). Soul salvation is of course of utmost importance. Yet, living a saved life is also important. That’s why I preach and teach about both life in Heaven and life on earth. That’s why I preach and teach not only about becoming a member of the body of Christ but also about living as a member of the body of Christ. That’s why I preach and teach about allRead More


Use of the Word Christian

The Greek word translated Christian in Acts 11 and 26 and 1 Peter 4 is the word Christianos (Strongs #G5546). The Bible in referring to the disciples of Jesus Christ says they were first called Christians at Antioch (Acts 11:26). The Bible does not say who first called the disciples Christians at Antioch.  But Peter says “if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf” (1 Peter 4:16). Agrippa says that Paul almost persuaded him to be a Christian. Read More