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Another denial of the Trinity. Why?

Another denial of the Trinity posted on FB: “The God of Babylon = the trinity; The God of Christianity = the trinity; The mystery religion of Babylon = Christianity. It’s really that simple. Why would we want to have the same God as the pope?

Christian response,

 

The Pope of Catholicism has nothing to do with the Trinity. The God of the Bible has introduced Himself within the Realm of Time as a Trinity and void the Trinity we could not know God nor could redemption manifest for our sins as God is Spirit (John 4:24) and we are His created beings constrained by Time and physics via a genome, a body of flesh encapsulating an eternal spirit, that He created in His image (Genesis 1:26-28). If not for the hypostatic union of God and man, the Gospel, which was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:10), could not have manifest and provided atonement for our sin; therefore, all of mankind would be condemned in their sin and destined to die the “second death” in Hell because the Father, in His absolute holiness, is NOT going to permit unrepentant sin to enter His Kingdom subsequent to the death of the body in Time (Rev. 21:27); therefore, an Intercessor providing atonement in perfection is mandated (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 10:5-6).

 

God introduces Himself as a Triune God beginning in Genesis 1:1 via the Name “Elohim” which is a plural noun with a singular verb and the Holy Spirit is first introduced in Genesis 1:2 and the Son, manifesting in Time through the seed of the woman (virgin), is first introduced in Genesis 3:15 which announces a war between Satan – his fallen angels and the Son, Jesus Christ, while the Gospel by which God would defeat the works of the Devil is pictured in Genesis 3:21; in fact, the very reason the Son of God entered Time was to destroy the works of the Devil (1 John 3:8b) and this could NOT have manifest void the Trinity and the hypostatic union (Philippians 2:8).

 

You can deny and disparage the Trinity if you desire to do so but the Scriptures testify against you and anyone performing an honest exegesis of the Holy Scriptures cannot deny that God has chosen to reveal Himself in a Trinity. The Father, the Son, the Spirit are One-God in essence and Three in person and there exists a consensual delineation of authority in the Godhead as this models obedience, organization, structure, honor, dignity and provides an example for the Biblical family unit and societal structure concerning authorities and obedience to same on Earth.

Legalism expressed on Facebook…

Legalism expressed on FB: “Sunday-keepers get very innovative the way they deny, twist, trivialize, nullify and explain away scripture that goes against their false doctrine. But you really see them at their most imaginative when they are confronted by Isaiah 66: 23 – “And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 66:23). They really hate that verse.”

Christian response,
Isaiah, in Chapter 66, is speaking of the Millennial Reign of Messiah that will manifest subsequent to the time of the Gentiles and the Tribulation period. The Law of Moses will be re-instituted during Messiah’s Reign from Jerusalem, Israel and all of the kings of the Earth will sojourn to Jerusalem to learn of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
It’s important to understand that you as a Sabbath Keeper, if you are seeking righteousness with God the Father through your keeping of the Law and a Day, you will not find justification with God as you have rejected His Way, Jesus Christ, as the ONLY Way to atonement for sin and redemption by grace through faith (John 14:6).
If you are in relationship with God the Father by grace through faith in the Son and you have received the indwelling Holy Spirit as the Seal and Guarantor of said relationship and you choose to obey the Sabbath’s edicts, you are free to do so with the understanding that your Sabbath worship is NOT superior to my Sunday worship and that you err when you mock and condemn me for choosing Sunday as my day of Worship.
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God’s foreknowledge of Adam’s fall – how do we reconcile this?

Theological inquiry on FB: “It’s God’s FOREKNOWLEDGE to HAVE KNOWN the fall of Adam BEFORE he was even created.”

 

Christian response,
God the Father commissioned the Son (John 3:35) to create the Heavens and the Earth (Hebrews 11:3; John 1; Colossians 1) in response to Lucifer’s rebellion in the Kingdom before the beginning of Time as the Gospel was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 1:9-10). The Son of God entered Time for one specific purpose, “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b). God the Father extricated Lucifer and the fallen angels and placed them upon this Earth to be dealt with apart from the Kingdom and partially constrained by Time and physics within the Realm of Time (Luke 10:18; Ezekiel 28:11+; Revelation 12). God the Father extricated Lucifer from the Kingdom due to the destructiveness of sin and the truism that God’s holiness will NOT permit anything impure to enter or exist in the Kingdom of God (Revelation 21:27). God the Father, in Eden, proclaimed a spiritual and physical war to commence between the Son who would be born of the seed of the woman v. Satan-Lucifer in Genesis 3:15. God’s plan concerning the defeat of Satan was pictured in Genesis 3:21. That defeat was ultimately accomplished 4000-years later at Golgotha and victory was exclaimed by Messiah-Jesus with “It is Finished” (John 19:28-30).
Concerning God’s foreknowledge, God, in His omnipotence was fully aware that human kind would relent to the enticement of His anointed cherub angel that had committed treason in the Kingdom but God, in order to maintain volitional love with His faithful angelic creation, opted to defeat Lucifer-Satan with selfless love as opposed to arbitrary power. Had God the Father simply eradicated the rebellious cherub angel and those who followed him in the rebellion, God would run the risk of destroying volitional love with His faithful angelic creation as God would be viewed as a tyrant. God’s desire for love and relationship with His created beings motivated the creation of Time and human kind and through this temporary creation God defeated His enemies by selfless love as God gave Himself as a sacrifice to defeat Lucifer’s dominion over death, Hell and the grave (2 Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 26:28).
God’s foreknowledge must be viewed in conjunction with His overarching desire for “relationship.” Though God’s Plan for Time and Eternity is immutable, fixed, all things that the Prophets have articulated will certainly come to pass, the process by which God’s eschatological Plan comes to fruition is fluid. In other words, every man and woman and angel has been endowed with free will to choose their loyalties and their ultimate destiny in Eternity. Free will is essential if love in relationship with God is to manifest with purity and authenticity; therefore, even though God’s eschatological Plan is immutable, God allows our free will to reign supreme and God, in His omnipotence, works through and around our individual choices to bring His immutable Plan for Time and Eternity to fruition. It’s very important that one understand the significance of this truism as God’s omniscience i.e. God’s foreknowledge, does NOT negate our ability to choose loyalty to God or loyalty to Satan as we are warriors in a cosmic struggle that defies human comprehension.
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Did Jesus only come to the lost sheep of Israel?

Sabbath keepers, Law Keepers and Black Hebrew Israelite cult members roam these pages and mock the Christian and suggest that Scriptural – Covenant supremacy lies with Israel and those seeking obedience to the Law of Moses as Jesus came only to the lost sheep of Israel. Is this true and what has happened that the Gentiles have found grace and mercy with God the Father by grace through faith in Jesus while Israel has been cast out of the Covenant of Reconciliation/Grace and only a remnant of Israel will be saved?

A brief explanation,
Jesus is of the House of Israel through the Tribe of Judah and He came specifically to minister to the Jews-Israelite’s as they were to be a blessing to the whole World through whom Messiah would be known via proselyization to every family of the Earth (Genesis 12:3), but the children of Israel denied their Messiah as they expected and desired an Earthly king that would restore the prominence of Israel and unite the Kingdom; the Jewish people and their Council, teachers, lawyers, scribes, did not seek a Messiah who would restore the World to the Father but they were a belligerent and obstinate people who confused Messiah’s 1st-Advent with His 2nd-Advent (Zechariah 14:9; the Alenu; Psalm 2; Zeph. 1:14-15, Zech. 14:1-3).
Had the Jewish people, the Israelite’s, truly known the Law and the Prophets, they would have known that Messiah would enter the World as a suffering Lamb to restore the Kingdom of God (John 1:29), NOT an Earthly Kingdom of men. For this reason, the Jews rejected Jesus, accused Him of blasphemy i.e. making Himself out to be God – the King of the Jews (John 8), and they ultimately executed their Messiah and demanded that His blood be upon them and their children (Matthew 27:25), so it was and God the Father stripped the Jewish people of their Covenant rights in the Covenant of Grace and gave that Covenant of Reconciliation through Grace to the Gentiles (Romans 11) and in response to Israel’s disobedience, the Prophet Isaiah (as reiterated by the Apostle Paul) stated that only the “remnant” of Israel would be saved (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27).

So then, Messiah came to the lost sheep of Israel and had in mind “other sheep” not of Israel’s fold (John 10:16); in response to Israel’s rejection of their Messiah, it is those “other sheep” that now have dominion in God’s will and His eschatological Plan for the World until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in (Romans 11:25). It is prophesied that a Jewish remnant will recognize, worship, serve and honor Messiah Yeshua in the coming days of Tribulation and into the Millennial Kingdom but for all intents and purposes, Sabbath Keepers – Law Keepers – Black Hebrew Israelite cult members, observant Rabbinical Jews, have no cause to boast and due to their rejection of Yeshua as Lord, they are destined to die in sin and die in Hell lest they repent and turn to Yeshua-Jesus as Lord for the remission of sin (John 8:24).

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Can one reject the atonement for sin offered by Jesus Christ as Lord? If so, what is the outcome?

Theological question posited on FB concerning atonement for sin provided only by grace through faith in Messiah Jesus: “Is it possible for someone to denounce that atoning blood of redemption? And what will become the final outcome of such person?”

Christian response,
Yes. Every man and woman having attained an age of reason sufficient to discern God’s righteous decrees upon their life possesses the free will to choose a relationship with God the Father by grace through faith in the Son, Jesus Christ – or – they can choose to reject Jesus Christ and serve Satan by default and die in sin and die in Hell (John 3:18; John 8:24). If one rejects the atonement for sin ONLY offered by Jesus Christ as Lord, they will die in their sin and ultimately die the “second death” in Hell subsequent to the Judgment of the Condemned manifesting subsequent to the Millennial Reign of Messiah Jesus (Rev. 20:11-5).
Though Hell was NOT created for mankind but specifically for Satan and the fallen angles (Matthew 25:41), man will enter Hell by “choice;” that is, (metaphorically) choosing to climb directly over the Cross of Jesus Christ positioned in front of the Portal to Hell (1 Timothy 2:4). God’s holiness and justice will NOT permit unrepentant sin to enter His Kingdom subsequent to the death of the body in Time (Rev. 21:27); therefore, mankind will deal with sin during the Age of Grace within the Realm of Time through faith in Jesus Christ as Mediator for sin – or – mankind will deal with sin in Eternity at the Judgment of the Condemned and lose both body and soul in Hell (Matthew 10:28).
In conclusion,

God’s free will, infused within His angelic and human creation, mandates the option to choose God the Father and a relationship with Him by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Mediator for sin – or – reject God and serve Satan by default and die in Hell in rebellion – ultimately a cessation of all life as Hell pertains to human kind (Matthew 10:28). God the Father’s Gift of eternal life in His Kingdom through the atonement of sin earned for mankind by Jesus Christ at the Crucifixion is ONLY provided to those who repent of sin, believe in their heart – confess with their mouth that Jesus Christ is God who died to pay their sin-debt and believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead for their justification leading to eternal life (Romans 10:9-10). There is no Law, no philanthropic deed, no lifestyle, no religion, no human effort, that can earn God’s Gift of eternal life – ONLY – by believing in the Son, Jesus Christ as Lord, will a man or woman find life in God’s Kingdom subsequent to the death of the body in Time (Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:16).

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Explaining Messiah’s absolute atonement?

Those rejecting Jesus as Lord mock His atonement for sin: “I hear so many Sunday-keepers saying that regardless of their sins (which, they claim, has all been forgiven past, present and future), whenever Yahweh looks at them, He does not see them or their sins, He sees Christ. What the hell are they worshipping?? A totem pole that has no eyes to see and no functioning brain???”

Christian response,

God the Father makes an affirmative decision to not see our sin when that sin has been forgiven by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord who atoned for our sin, past-present-future, at Golgotha and through that atonement the one who believes in Jesus as Lord receives the imputation of Jesus’ perfection over their life and they are given the Gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit as a Seal and Guarantor of their relationship with God, forever (Ephesians 1:13-14); therefore, when a believer is covered by the innocent blood of Jesus Christ, God the Father no longer sees their sin, past-present-future, but sees only the perfection of His dear Son and therefore adjudicates the one who trusts in Jesus as Lord “NOT GUILTY” (John 3:16).
This imputation of righteousness through atonement is God the Father’s decree in the Covenant of Grace and it was first pictured in Genesis 3:15 (Messiah through the seed of the woman) and Genesis 3:21 where God slew an innocent animal in Eden, the innocent blood of that animal flowed onto the ground and God took the skin of that animal and clothed Adam and his wife, Eve, in that animal’s skin.
“And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.” Genesis 3:21 (ESV)
Though Adam and Eve had attempted to cover their nakedness, shame, SIN, by the works of their hands demonstrated by the fig leaves (Genesis 3:7), God foretold the scenario where He Himself would shed innocent blood to clothe the sin of mankind and there would be nothing that man could do for this Gift of righteousness but to trust in God as the One who forgives and forgets mankind’s sin for everyone who believes in the Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Mediator for sin (Hebrews 8:12).
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Christianity: Law of Moses or the Law of the Spirit through the conscience of mankind?

This Group on Facebook is inundated with Judaizers and Black Hebrew Israelite cult members. Do not allow these heretics to take away your freedom in Christ, a freedom found in grace through faith, NOT in obedience to the Law of Moses. The Christian is under grace and not under the Law of Moses and our obedience in sanctification is defined by our walk in the Spirit through the Law of Conscience NOT the letter (Romans 2:15). I am NOT suggesting that the abolition of the Law of Moses in the Covenant of Grace i.e. Christianity somehow negates the veracity of those moral laws given Moses but that Jesus Christ through His commandments in the Covenant of Grace actually enhanced the holiness of Law through the New Covenant established in His blood and by the Spirit. Jesus Christ established a higher order of holiness in the New Covenant as the conscience (thought life) of man was included as a legal element defining sin (Matthew 5:27-28). No longer does a man’s actions only define sin but the thought life of man, mens rea, also brings condemnation in the Covenant of Grace i.e. a higher standard of holiness than the Law of Moses. It is the conscience of man in tune with the Spirit that manifests obedience through the process of sanctification NOT arduous effort to obey a Law that only wars with the flesh but cannot bring conformity as the letter of the Law manifests only in guilt and condemnation and death (Romans 3).

The Law of God, concerning that given the Hebrew Tribes, has NOTHING to do with the Christian…NOTHING to do with sanctification or righteousness. The Gentiles were NEVER given the Law of Moses or the Commandments as these were given to the children of Israel in the Covenant of Law as the Hebrew Tribes were set-apart for God’s specific purposes and they were to be Holy as God is Holy. Jesus Christ, during His Earthly ministry, established new Commandments that supersede the Law of Moses as the Law of Moses was fulfilled in Messiah (Matthew 5:17) and passed away in its inferiority to the Law of Conscience through Christ and the indwelling Spirit.

For the sake of discussion,
What Law did Adam, Enoch, Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, obey? What Laws did these Gentiles obey in order to find righteous with God, was it not the Law of Conscience (Romans 2:15)?
Concerning the Torah,
The Torah is an excellent learning tool as it articulates the holiness of God, the righteousness of God, the Torah declares and defines sin for those subject to its edicts i.e. the Hebrew Tribes and converts to Judaism under the Covenant of Law. The Torah explains man’s inability to save himself and the need for an Intercessor concerning atonement for sin but the Torah cannot save, the Torah cannot provide atonement and the Torah is NOT applicable to the Christian as the Christian is not under Law but under Grace through the Spirit (Romans 6:14). STOP telling Christians they are subject to the Law of Moses-the Commandments concerning righteousness and sanctification. The Christian is subject to the Law of Conscience through the Spirit NOT Moses. The Law of Moses has passed and is NOT applicable during the time of the Gentiles but will, once again, ceremonially find relevance among faithful Israel in the Millennial Kingdom and that specific dispensation.
The Law of Moses has faded away…
4 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, 6 who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
7 Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory? 9 For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. 10 Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it. 11 For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory. 2 Corinthians 3:4-11
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. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1-4

Is the New Testament “inspired” by the Spirit of God or only the Hebrew Scriptures?

False equivalence in rejection of theological truth by a Law Keeper on FB? “What Scriptures are the INSPIRED Word of God as mentioned by Paul when he wrote Timothy? [2 Timothy 3:16-17] Paul definitely wasn’t referring to his own writings. He spoke of the Writings of the LAW and PROPHETS as the INSPIRATION given by God….”

Christian response,

Are you suggesting that the New Testament is not inspired or that Paul’s words are not inspired by the Holy Spirit? Consider this, please?

Where you err is doubting the power of God in the Holy Spirit. Consider the radical importance, the Eternal significance, of the Scriptures defining the Covenant of Grace in Jesus Christ; these Scriptures literally differentiate life from death, Eternity in Christ from death in Hell. I ask you, what hope of Eternal life is found in the Hebrew text? How does a man find atonement for sin in the Law? If the blood of animals sprinkled on the mercy seat year-after-year had actually forgiven sin and made the children of Israel perfect in righteousness, would the blood not have ceased to be offered and all of Israel saved yet we understand that only a remnant of Israel will enter the Kingdom of God (Isaiah 10:22; Romans 9:27?). Why? How do the many billions of men and women – Gentiles (non-Jews, the Nations), from Adam to Abraham to this very day, those who never had access to the Law, find atonement for sin and life with God in Eternity? Are they hopeless and destined to Hell?

Where you err is not understanding or refusing to believe that the very same omnipotent God who took elements from the unseen Spiritual World and fashioned those elements into matter that can be apprehended by life constrained by Time and physics (Hebrews 11:3, John 1, Colossians1, Genesis 1) this very same God is also fully capable of providing you and me with the EXACT words He desires we have so that we can know Him personally; love Him intimately; live with Him eternally.

How is it that you point to the majesty of the Hebrew Scriptures, the Torah, and magnify the God of Law yet deny the very same God of Grace that fulfilled that Law for you (Matthew 5:17) and offers you His perfection in righteousness for the atonement of your sin thereby opening the Door of Life to the Kingdom (John 10:9-16) by grace through faith in Yeshua-Jesus (John 3:16)? Why do you doubt that the very same Spirit who Authored the Hebrew Text has also Authored the Covenant of Grace?

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So many Christian denominations; how do I know I’m in the Body of Christ?

Theological question posited on FB: “How can I be sure that I am in the one body since there are over 34,000 branches of the Christian faith?”

Christian response,

There are not 34,000 denominations and a denomination has NOTHING to do concerning whether or not you’re in the Body of Christ. It is the one who has sincerely repented of sin, believed in their heart and confessed with their mouth that Jesus is God who died to pay their sin-debt and that He was resurrected from the dead for their justification leading to eternal life that is in the Body of Christ (Romans 10:9-10); If you have repented of sin, sincerely believed in Jesus as your Lord, you have received the indwelling Holy Spirit as your Seal and Guarantor of relationship with God the Father, forever (Ephesians 1:13-14); therefore, you are in the Body of Christ apart from any denomination, religion, sect, cult of mankind. It is your personal relationship with God the Father by grace through faith in Jesus as your Lord and Mediator for sin and the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit in your life that makes you an integral part of Messiah’s Body, the Church; in fact, as a Spirit filled believer, you ARE the Church.

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Why do some people deny Messiah’s virgin birth?

Question concerning the virgin birth of Messiah posited on FB: “Why do some people deny the virgin birth that Mary had [when a] supernatural birth is indisputable with scripture?”

Christian response,

People who deny the virgin birth of Jesus Christ don’t trust the Holy Spirit and His omnipotence in narrating and preserving the word of God down through the history of mankind (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; Matthew 24:35). People who deny the virgin birth of Messiah fail to understand the significance of Messiah entering Time through the womb of a virgin woman in order to bypass the sin-nature that is transferred genetically through the man, Adam, and every father subsequent to Adam (Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15:22).

God the Father prophesied in Genesis 3:15 that there would come One through the seed of the woman who would do battle with Satan and ultimately crush Satan’s head and Satan would bruise His heal…this was fulfilled 4000-years later at the Crucifixion where Messiah Jesus destroyed the works of the Devil i.e. DEATH – HELL – the GRAVE (Genesis 3:21; 1 John 3:8b; Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 2:14).

It is the virgin birth through the power of the Holy Spirit manifesting in the hypostatic union of God and man (Philippians 2:8) that empowered Jesus, in His humanity, to live a perfect, sinless life and fulfill the righteous requirements of the Law of Moses and the Commandments with perfection (Matthew 5:17). It is Messiah’s sinless perfection that allowed Him to become sin for us by shedding His innocent blood for the remission of sin (Matthew 26:28) and then impute His perfection over the life of everyone who believes that Jesus died for their sins and was resurrected from the dead for their justification (Romans 10:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21). It is the selfless sacrifice of Jesus Christ that moves the Father to declares those who trust in Jesus as Lord “NOT GUILTY” of sin and impart within the faithful believer the indwelling Holy Spirit as the Seal and Guarantor of relationship with God, forever (Ephesians 1:13-14; John 10:28-30).

If not for the virgin birth of Messiah, all of mankind would remain dead in their sin (John 8:24) and ultimately lose both body and soul in the second death in Hell (Matthew 10:28; Revelation 20:11-15). Faith is KEY to righteousness but Jesus’ innocent blood is essential for atonement for sin. Without atonement, there is no life in the Kingdom as God will not permit our unrepentant sin to enter His Kingdom subsequent to the death of our body in Time (Revelation 21:27)

Finally, it is Messiah’s virgin birth that permitted Him to fulfill the Law that mankind could not fulfill seeing that all of mankind is under the condemnation of sin (Romans 3:23); to violate one jot or tittle of the Law is to violate the whole Law; therefore, the Law only condemns and kills (James 2:10; Romans 3). Those who reject Messiah’s virgin birth reject the central overarching theme of the Scriptures from the Genesis to the Revelation; that is, God entered Time through the womb of a virgin and gave Himself for the redemption of His created beings and in doing so God destroyed the works of the Devil thereby setting apart a people for Himself that would serve Him in His Kingdom in faithfulness and love and relationship forever (Genesis 3:21; Revelation 1:6).

 

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