Hello Audience! Welcome to Return To God Forum TV program: This is Episode 1 of the ROOT Series – Named: “Know the truth and enter by the door before He is shut.” Jesus made the search for the door easy when He declared in (John 10:9): “I am the door, if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, & will go in & out and find pasture.” This door has remained wide open since 33AD and no one can shut it. But when it shall be shut, which could any time, no one can open it. There has been ample opportunity to enter it. The more one delays the more the regret later. But do you know that not knowing the truth will prevent entry by the door? Moreover, do you know “grace is misunderstood till now?” So knowledge of the truth is key to avoid denial by Christ who scripture forecast might say in (Mt. 7:23): “I never knew you, depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.” This raises serious concern. All the good labor one may think he is doing by giving, caring for the needy, praise and worship, and preaching to crowds of congregation and etcetera can be in vain if not underlined by knowledge and practice of the truth.

 

My Name: Dr. Danson Ubebe; Teacher and Author.

Topic. Our topic for today is: How God interpreted grace.

Objective: To equip you with revelation knowledge of “what you don’t know about grace”.

 

The prevailing interpretation of grace is either Christ, or divine power, or unmerited/unearned/undeserved favor, etc. But without a trail of biblical proof, they at best suggest guesswork. Natural man cannot interpret scripture correctly. The word of God is spirit (John 6:63). Moreover the scripture was written for spirit beings by men inspired by God as suggested in (2Cor. 5:16): “Therefore from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer.” Only God can reveal His truth through His word and His Spirit. From God comes the knowledge of the truth to Christ who always imitates Him {(John 5:19, 30). Then it flows from Christ by the Holy Spirit to whoever imitates Him too. (1Pet. 2:21). With the above background let’s examine the issue of grace.

 

Do you know grace and favor belong to different categories of gifts? In Eden, God told Adam not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good & evil; else he would die (Gen. 2:17). But he failed to guide his home. It allowed the serpent to deceive the woman as suggested in (Gen. 3:6): “When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took off its fruit and ate. She also gave her husband with her, and he ate.” So Adam died instantly as God decreed earlier. It changed the nature of Adam from that of God to that of sin. Then Adam acted like a snake shedding its skin. His spirit & internal organs detached from the glory of God which previously covered him. Then tiptoed out naked, short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23). This nakedness is what scripture means by man is born naked and equally returns to after world naked (Job 1:21). The proverb has nothing to do with the wealth of the world. On earth, the veil of the temple between man & the statue of God at the ark of Testimony symbolized the separation (Ex. 26:33).

So in general sin separated Adam totally (spiritually and physically) from God (Is. 59:2-3). Certainly, it could not have been otherwise. It was after this death that God cursed Adam. Part of it was to return to the ground from where he was made in the beginning. So death on earth is the fulfilment of the curse and not of the death of sin.

 

It was for this reason God showed mercy on Enoch and took him away without mortal death (Gen.5:23, 24). Prophet Elijah enjoyed the same mercy (2King 2:11). But the mercy was not enough to forgive the sin of death of separation which only Jesus came to fulfill.

 

From that moment in Eden man merited only death (Ezek. 18: 20-24).

So every gifts from God has been unmerited (Rom. 3:23-25), as (Rom. 6:23) also suggests: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The eternal gift of God is what is known as grace. It is only God who gives the gift of grace. But favor is given by God & men (Lk. 2:52). This shows grace and favor belong to different categories of gifts. Therefore, there is no justification to link grace to favor or to single out the gift of grace as unmerited favor, even when every gift is unmerited. So what is grace?

 

Listing uniqueness of grace. Grace (and truth) came through Jesus (John 1:17). Moreover grace is central to the cross of Jesus. It stimulated Paul to declare in (Gal. 6:14): “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Moreover, grace is central to the gospel of Jesus crucified for it is the drive of its purpose, which is to save and finally redeem man (1Cor.2:2).

Jesus was crucified for our offences. As He died, mysteries unveiled as shown in (Mt. 27:51): “Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn into two from top to bottom.” It signaled the removal of the wall of sin which previously separated man from God. The shed blood of Jesus on the cross formed the odd door in our hearts. Upon His resurrection for our justification, the truth opened the odd door in our hearts to the presence of God, as shown in (2Cor. 4:6): Then God who (in the beginning) commanded light to shine out of darkness shown in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus. This reset the kingdom of God within man, (Lk. 17:21). So, now, believers beholding the glory of the Lord through the word are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord, (2Cor. 3:18).

It paved the way for the Spirit to give gifts to man, (1Corithians 12:1-4).

In particular was for the gift of the Spirit of glory & of God (Hereafter called “The Spirit”) to rest upon man. It inspired in (Heb. 10: 19-20): “Therefore, brethren, having the boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh.”

To show the significance of “The Spirit” rests upon man God declared in (1Pet. 4:14): “If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God (The Spirit) rest upon you.

On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.” Anyhow, the carnal mind cannot perceive of the things of the Spirit. Also, a natural man cannot receive the things of God, for they are foolish to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1Cor. 2:14).

But with the Spirit of God he can appreciate the eternal gift of the Spirit. To reveal the purpose of the interplay between “The Spirit” & Paul God told him in (2Cor. 12:9); “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” It made Paul realize his perseverance was because of the grace God gave to help him bear pain of the thorn in his flesh for the sake of Jesus’ name (Heb. 4:16). Thus grace is what helps man stick to hope for eternal and abounding godliness in Christ (1Tim. 1:12-17). Wow!

 

Furthermore, grace relates to Christ who is God (John 1:1) and also the brightness of the glory of God (Heb. 1:3). So “The Spirit” is the Spirit of Jesus. Thus it’s the Spirit of Jesus which produces grace which God gives to man who abides in Christ. It portrays the blessings of the Spirit of Jesus as the face of grace in Christ. Therefore scripture declared in (Rom. 8:34): Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.” This affirms “grace is intercession by Christ.” The woman with the issue of blood is a handy testimony. When she was healed, power left Jesus instantly. It suggests it was Jesus who Mediated for her (Luke 8:46). Grace manifests by reason of many forms of divine arsenal from blessings of the Spirit of Christ Jesus – power, wisdom, inexplicable arsenal that provides protection from anything beyond human ability, etc.

 

Wrong interpretation of grace. If you get grace wrong, the knowledge of the gospel of salvation will be wrong. It leads to lawlessness such as: love of the world & things in the world (1John 2:16), preaching of fables unrelated to the cross, etc.

 

Riddle of grace. Salvation of man began in the Spirit by grace through faith, (Eph. 2:8). Now we are being made perfect in the Spirit by grace through faith and not by the flesh, (Gal. 3:3). This is the thrust of the sacrifice of Jesus in (Rom. 3:25), Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.” It suggests once you believe in Jesus abide in Him in words and actions (Lk. 9:62). So every scripture which assures of salvation must be read in line with the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus and not in isolation of it. Only by doing so will ensure consistency throughout scripture. Example: “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more (Heb. 8:12).” This mercy refers to only previous sins and deeds before the cross of Jesus.

 

By comparison, the spirit of believers draws similarity to Adam’s spirit in Eden when he was created. Then God commanded him not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, else he would die (Gen. 2:17). Likewise God has now charged believers to pile up treasures in heaven and not on earth (Matt 6:19-21) and to flee evil (Gal. 5:19-21), else he would die too – this is the 2nd death (Rev. 21:8). This suggests why propitiation of Jesus saved man from only the previous sins (Rom. 3:25).

 

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GRACE

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MARRIAGE

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THE MISSING GAP IN HOLY BIBLE.

(Events of creation omitted in scripture – between Genesis 1:1 & Genesis 1:2).

GOD CREATED MAN; MALE AND FEMALE HE CREATED THEM (Genesis 1:27).

(The riddle explained and showed how it is separate from like label of man and woman)

 

RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD.

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BORN AGAIN

(The misconception of this divine phenomenal. Resurrected Jesus is the example of born again. Note that man is
spirit by reason of his origin and not by logic of his spirit component).

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THE CASE OF GRACE

To this day every person who believes that God is, hungers and thirsts (for truth) and is poorly clothed in this terrestrial earth (1 Corinthians. 4:11). To hunger and thirst in this case is to correspondingly follow and believe in Jesus Christ (John 6:35). The deficiencies listed before will only be satisfied by finding Jesus Christ. Amidst the contents of the book; Doomed Christianity and Unshakable Lifeline, grace is the pathfinder that can lead a person to Jesus Christ. Without the help of grace of God there is no hope for anyone. In the absence of grace the doubtless end for every person would have been condemnation (Daniel 12:2b).

Every person is born on earth dead as all persons living and mortally dead were in the loins of Adam when he died for disobeying God in the garden of Eden (Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6-8). After which God drove him out (Genesis 3:24) naked and, as well as deep darkness to this terrestrial earth of darkness (Isaiah 60:2). Therefore to come out of darkness it is absolutely desirable for man to seek to be the light of God – the only panacea. But man cannot find the indefinable light without first knowing and understanding the perspective of God concerning grace – the radar device and gift of God.

Today, grace is severally interpreted. The most popular is that grace is un-merited favor. Other less popular are that grace is Christ Jesus, or Spirit, or power and so on. Without concrete evidence it would suggest that all of these descriptions of grace are mere conjectures of man. Certainly none of them clearly captures what grace of God is.

Objective. The purpose of this blog is to clear the air and to give the biblical meaning of grace by using scripture to interpret scripture. This revelation knowledge is the first since the advent of the Holy Bible.

Scripture admonished believers to see biblical things from one perspective. The grace as proven below is the absolute truth by reason of the source. God is one and not the author of confusion. He will not give multiple interpretations to His word written for our learning. This suggest every believer ought to read the scripture with the same understanding of any specific biblical word of phrase or message. So the sole truth of grace of God is one.

Renewing the mind. It is necessary to first purge the mind of old beliefs if it is to be renewed. However observation of believers over a period of time has shown that many of them are unbending to change. Not even proof with scripture can make them accept truth shown to them. It is a common attitude in Christianity. People prefer to remain stuck with old beliefs which local church ministers have preached to them. This suggest that people pay lips service to the scripture. Notwithstanding Jesus cannot be found unless by way of truth. It requires willingness to give up old beliefs not authenticated clearly by scripture and to accept new revelations by scripture itself. Apostle Paul is our example of change of mind when he discarded old beliefs for the authentic new (Philippians 3:7-11).

If what grace is known to be is not in agreement with interpretation by scripture it is wrong. As a result subsequent knowledge about salvation by grace through faith will be incorrect or wrong. It is only scripture that interprets scripture to give knowledge of truth which is absolutely required to find Jesus, who is truth (John 14:6). In the new covenant it is Jesus according to the Spirit that must be found (2 Corinthians 5:16). It makes the gospel of the cross of Jesus Christ crucified the new focus (Galatians. 6:14). If what you hear grace to be is not as interpreted by scripture, it is the opinion of man.

What grace is not? Finding Jesus begins with knowledge of biblical reading of grace which came through Him (John 1:17). To understand grace requires a revisit to the sin Adam committed in Eden. The sin of Adam separated him from God totally (Isaiah 59:2). Spiritually the link of his spirit to that of God was cut off. Externally the glory of God which had robbed him departed and from then he fell short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). From that moment onward, the only thing he merited from God was death which he chose in Eden for disobeying the command not to eat the fruit of tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6-8)). Under the law God re-echoed the death penalty through the prophet Jeremiah to Israel (Jeremiah 15:1-4).

Under the law the separation of man from God was simulated by the veil of the temple (Exodus 26:33).  So sinful man does not merit any gift from God (2 Timothy. 1:9). Even under the new covenant man is only able to do things to please God by the gift of His grace. The significance of this is that all gifts from God are unmerited. Be it: favor, every form of blessing, and last the gift of grace. It suggest that to single out the gift of grace as un-merited or un-deserved favor is deception of monumental order. It is undoubtedly the opinion of man and not God.

The substance of grace. Grace is tied to Christ Jesus as it came through Him. To get the answer to what grace is it requires a revisit to the events at the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross: When He died the veil of the temple which had symbolized the separation of man from God in the Holy of Holies tore from top to bottom (Matthew. 27:51). With the removal of the veil, the sin which man had committed and had separated him from God was concurrently removed.

So by the propitiation of Jesus God forgave man the sins he committed previously (Romans 3:25) – This important fact is often sidelined by pastors and the like who proclaim that by the sacrifice of Jesus God forgave man the sins of all times – past, present and future. How misleading! Be guided by scripture like Berean Christians who declined to accept what is preached until confirmed by scripture. The aftermath of the forgiveness of sin was the exposure of man to the influence of heavenly reign.

What followed the forgiveness: God who commanded light to shine out of darkness shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians. 4:6). This reestablished the kingdom of God which Jesus said was within man Christ (Luke. 17:21).  Then the floodgate was opened to various spiritual instruments of governance in heaven for the Spirit to give gifts to man (1 Corinthians 12:1-4). Going forward man began to receive the benefit of the gifts of God through the person of the heart (1 Peter 3:4). One of the gifts is by the Spirit of glory and of God.

Dawn of grace to man. From the moment man was exposed to divine reign onward if a man is reproached for the sake of the name of Jesus (or righteousness) he is blessed for the Spirit of glory and of God rest upon him (1 Peter 4:14). But most often the man by faith ascribe the reason for his survival of the reproach to grace of God. Incidentally God validated the statement of the earthly man when He told Apostle Paul buffeted by thorn in his flesh that His grace was sufficient for him (2 Corinthians. 12:9). When the view of man is balanced against the meddling of the Spirit with the inner man it turns out that grace is equal to the effect of the Spirit of glory and of God upon man.

How grace relates to Christ Jesus. Jesus is the brightness of the glory of God (Hebrews 1:3) and He is equally God (John 1:1). Thus the Spirit of glory and of God is the Spirit of Christ Jesus. This is the clear assertion that grace is the effect of Spirit of Christ Jesus who reigns in heaven upon man. It suggest grace is the result of the Mediation of Jesus Christ, our Mediator, on behalf of man. In conclusion therefore, grace is the intercession of Christ for man. The significance of the new revelation knowledge is that it changes the age long narrative of the gift of grace as un-merited favor to focus of every believer on Jesus Christ in him or her. It is indeed a game changer to grab firmly now.

Differences between grace and favor. Grace is unique to Christ as it came through Him and proven above. So it is a Spirit. Whereas favor is a thing of the flesh exemplified by Jesus who received favor from both God and man (Luke 2:52).

My plea if you truly desire salvation of your soul? By this release you have seen and heard what grace is; in truth. The choice to accept and believe it or not is yours. However be circumspect not to brush it aside and remain stuck to unbelief, or ego or pride or ministry title or self-righteousness. As a disciple of Jesus Christ always seek biblical knowledge (Malachi 2:7) different from knowledge of worldly curriculum.

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Amazing revelation knowledge that is generally unknown: God created man in His image & likeness; male & female He created them – The Mystery (Gen. 1:27). The three persons in One God is God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Ghost. In like manner God created man as: spirit, soul & body (1Thes. 5:23) – Like begets like. The spirit was formed within man (Zech. 12:1). Later He animated the body (Gen. 2:7).

It clearly suggest no woman in the equaton when He finished creation & rested. Indeed no marriage in heaven (Mt. 22:30) for sinless Adam was to live forever like resurrected Christ Jesus.

The idea of a companion for Adam later arose (Gen. 2:18). So God made one from a rib of man & for man (1Cor. 11:8, 9). So she was not created directly from God.

(It takes the mercy of God for everyone born with stiffneck to renew his mind).

Amidst other new revelations is that GRACE is the intercession of Jesus. So grace is not un-merited favor. (Every gift of God is un-desreved & ‘grace’ is not an exception).

Like sinful Adam, the onlything men merit is death (Jer. 15:1-4). If you would like the proof, find it out in a new book at: http://bit.ly/amazon-doomed-christianity-book.

Only truth shall make one free (John 8:32). Unbelief or dogma or pride will keep the self-righteous in darkness forever. So be humble to find out truth despite your ego, or authority.

When we speak of the kernel of a body the mind is set on the core of the object. The life of every living body is in the kernel. By the same token, truth, and grace and life of man individually is a kernel element of creation of God. Unless a man knows and finds and lives by it he will not have life. With regards to human the position of the kernel of truth, grace and of man are outside his person. So what he might consider to be truth, or grace, or life according to self-righteousness is a hoax. Until he first find out where each is situated and sets mind on it totally, he will be in darkness. This is what makes carnal man to be different from other objects whose kernel is within them.

An example of the other bodies is the palm fruit. Its kernel is protected by layers of different shapes. In this instance the layers turn out to be inferior materials. They generally constitute hard work to be done before the kernel which is the carrier of life of the fruit can be enjoyed. Nonetheless, similarity exists with man.

For him to know the position and have knowledge of what is core truth, grace and who is true man requires perseverance. It involves clarity of mind, focus on Jesus Christ, denial of self-righteousness, loyalty, humility, love and discerning spirit.

 

The rigmarole of carnal man about real truth and grace and his real self is due to sin which had separated him from true life. This reality is incorruptible and immortal and therefore eternal. Whereas, the truth and grace and self which the carnal man relishes are mere deception. These are elements that were in the world before the first coming of Jesus Christ. But the actual truth and grace came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17). So also was the true life of man (John 1:4, 12).

 

What this suggest is that until Jesus came truth and grace and life known to man were inferior to real truth and grace and life of God. It is invariably suggesting that every contemplation of carnal man is different from the perspective of God.

This is so because man is in a falling state of darkness in darkness. So he is separated from God who is Light. It means when Jesus increased in favor with God and man He was dealing with two separate kindness (Lk. 2:52). Thus the truth and grace and living in the eyes of man and in the eyes of God are different.

Every person who has the gift of discerning spirit will see the obvious differences in the society today. Thus everything the carnal man contemplates and does by self-righteousness will keep him in perpetual darkness both alive, and in death. The end of a carnal man is a fearful thing to imagine.

 

As alluded previously what the carnal person regards as truth and grace and living can be likened to inferior layers which hide the kernel of worldly objects.

Sadly, the opinion of man is unreal and there is no kernel to protect in himself.

Rather the kernel of his life is in Christ Jesus the Lord. So also are truth and grace. This put the necessity on everyone to seek and find Jesus Christ, or be found by Him. Without doing so, a person will live without hope forever.

 

Unless a man abides in Christ Jesus he will settle for assorted understanding of truth or grace or life. For instance grace is today variously regarded as un-merited or un-deserved favor, or power, or the person of Christ Jesus or Spirit. Every one of them has some element of truth. But God does not deal in half measures.

Moreover, the only thing which man merits is death (Gen. 2:17; Jer. 15:1-3).

The diversity of opinion of men has clearly suggested that they have chosen to be independent from God. This is contrary to scripture which admonished us to be of one Lord, one baptism, one heart, one faith, one God, and one hope (Eph. 4:4-5).

 

Moreover we do not preach ourselves but the Christ Jesus the Lord in us does it and us as bondservants to our audience for the sake of Christ Jesus (2Cor. 4:6).

If this were so, and it is, all will must regard grace of God in the same way.

Thanks be to God that scripture has revealed to us what grace is. This is the kernel of grace. There is no excuse for self-opinion about grace. This is one of several revelation knowledge in the 2019 title book: “Doomed Christianity & Unshakable Lifeline’ which is available at http://www.bit.ly/amazon-doomed-christianiy-book.

 

No one who put his hands on same plow with Jesus Christ without abiding in Him is worthy to follow Him. Thus one must see and do things according to His footsteps. It means we must imitate Him to belong to His course or church. Otherwise the person will be unfit to follow Him (Lk. 9:62). So refuse to be deceived by any word assuring that you are the righteousness of God, and that you have been saved forever because you have believed in Jesus Christ.

 

Similarly the kernel of truth is the perspective of God regarding every object. What this means in brief is to see and regard things the very same way of God which is before us – The written words in Holy Bible for our learning.

 

One knotting mystery is the kernel of born-again nature. Where is it situated?

The kernel is found in Christ Jesus the Lord. This is thoroughly explained in the book: “Doomed Christianity &…” It is further illustrated in another book:

“Why are We Here” to be released in 2nd Quarters of 2020 by “Advantage Books” (www.Advbooks.com).

 

Besides knowing and believing and abiding in Jesus Christ the liberty which God has given to man might deceive him to live a life of self-righteousness and be swallowed by pride. It suggests the trending worldly opinion of born again which some persons apportion to themselves. The journey necessary to have in oneself the kernel of life now in Christ Jesus is long. Once the kernel is known it will reveal the background for regarding man as spirit. To believe in Jesus will merely kick starts the journey to become born-again. Again, the book: Doomed Christianity throws sufficient light upon this subject.

 

In a nutshell, God created a man composed of spirit, soul and body (1Thes. 5:23). It is this man who is regarded as a spirit. But the spirit tag is not referring to the spirit component of man. Rather it is by reason of the origin of the soul who is the icon of man. The origin is God and He is a Spirit. And as like begets like the man He created, who is the soul, is another speaking spirit too (Gen. 1:26-27).

In other words, the soul has the nature of the spirit. He is separate from the born again spirit which is of God and which He now gives to every believer in His Son Jesus Christ (1John 4:13). This might appear confusing to grab.

 

Thus the soul and not the spirit formed within man that is the image and likeness of God. Therefore the soul is the seed of God which must be born again before he cannot sin (1John 3:9). It is the soul with the spirit within him that is the kernel of life which must first die for it to produce much fruit afterward. This suggest that the principle of death first before multiplication applies equally to everything that produces more lives. This condition is germane to the old man only. As for the soul on the journey to be born again, he lives for Christ by His faith and no more for himself (Gal. 2:20). The significance of this is that no man can honestly say he is born again when he still commit sin. So man is, or you are, not the born again spirit of God which He now gives to the believer to help him work out the salvation of his soul (Phil. 2:12). This affirms the soul as the kernel of the person of the heart who has born again spirit of God as his life (1Pet. 3:4; Job 33:4). Whenever the spirit is de-linked, the soul will not have life (Is. 57:16).

 

Apostle Paul is our example of the man who first died to rediscover himself anew. Consequently he regarded himself as one who never lived as his old personality. So he suffered the loss of all the old things that were once credited to his person and counted them as rubbish. He did this of a necessity that he might gain the surpassing work of knowing Christ Jesus (Phil. 3:8).

 

This brings to the fore the all-important need to know and hold onto the true meaning or kernel of truth and the grace of God. It is not the misrepresentation of grace today, which is variously labeled as shown previously.

The foregoing glimpse are some extraordinary revelation knowledge in the book; “Doomed Christianity and Unshakable Lifeline” which make it a must read masterpiece. The book is available for purchase at: http://www.bit.ly/amazon-doomed-christianity-book.

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CHAPTER ONE

DO WE HAVE TO BELIEVE MAN, OR GOD?

Introduction

The whole knowledge which God proposed for man is revealed with consistency throughout Scripture. Hence, it is only the truth that shall make man free (John 8:32). Therefore, it is essential to know the truth. It is not by believing imposed interpretation ascribed to the Fathers of the Church. Time and again, history has shown controversies about the ever-toted opinion of Fathers of the Church. Several Church doctrines, which are not in Scripture but were, or now, are regarded as God’s command, further help to create doubt about the opinion of the Church fathers. God inspired certain persons to write the Scripture. It is in like manner certain persons receive revelation to interpret Scripture correctly to this day, and this is ongoing. So, God has not limited the right of knowledge of the truth to any particular body as to know what heresy is or not.

Many believed and still believe the Theory of Evolution of life. This suggests that Christianity which is stock to the opinion of Fathers of the Church, or shepherds against Scripture, is doomed. But it will not change the truth. God alone holds the roots of all things in the heavens and on Earth as described by Scripture.

It suggests the pitiable state of persons who prefer the word of man to that of God. Do trees fall in the bush and produce furniture in homes? Can a vehicle say it made itself? Will clay rightly deny the potter of the purpose he made it into a pot?

By knowledge, men invented certain words to identify some texts of Scripture. Some examples are: The Trinity, incarnation, rapture and re-incarnation. In truth, the words truly represent what they suggest. So, to deny re-incarnation by Christianity because of opinion of the Fathers of the Church suggests pride of life.

This is indeed an affront, in view of Jesus’ affirmation of re-incarnation as shown later. It suggests unbelief. This raises the question of why do men deny the Word of God, to please man? (Gal. 1:10)

Foundation Articles

The Trinity

It is only Scripture that can truly validate the Scripture. But beyond this is revelation from the Spirit of God, which must be validated by Scripture. Anything else is nothing but mere conjecture to please man or self, and not God.

Over the years I have heard of different opinions regarding the status of man and woman or husband and wife from creation. These conflicting views come mostly from several persons of the five-fold ministry (Eph. 4:11) and marriage counselors.

Recently some suggested that God created them as male and female equally in the beginning; alluding to Scripture (Gen. 1:27). This kept me thinking.

Luckily, one day, I asked God in prayer to give me understanding of what He meant by: “So God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him: male and female He created them”. And why He observed later that man was alone and needed a companion. What you will read next began to flow into my consciousness from around 1:00 AM GMT.

Three Persons in One God

The wholeness of the Trinity is one inseparable deity of three persons. It suggests He is made up of; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost lock in preparation of male and female, or head and socket profile (Mt. 28: 19).

It suggests God the Son is in the exterior position and in-charge of the outward reach (John 3:16) of the Godhead; icon of Trinity.

His contact sector has female shape, which lock into the outer male profile of God the Father who is at the middle. On the inner contact of God, the Father is another male profile. This lock into the female profile sector of God the Holy Ghost. This puts Him in position and in-charge of the interior reach. This validates the scripture verse which declared that the Spirit of God is in-charge of searching the interior and deep things of God (1Cor. 2:10).

Thus, the Father has dual contact sectors as male or head; outer and inner. It suggests why Scripture regards the Father as the Godhead (Col. 2:9).

Jesus and the Kingdom of God

Knowledge is enhanced by understanding the structure regarding what is at stake as described previously. God testified to the togetherness of the three persons in one when He said; let us create man in our image and likeness (Gen. 1:26-27). God is everlasting, sovereign, wise, faithful and infallible (1Tim. 1:17). His class is supreme and higher than everything else (Deut. 10:17-22; Is. 45:5). He is the only life not created and He changes not (Mal. 3:6), but He created all. No man has seen God or will ever see Him. Jesus was much more than who He appeared to us to be. Jesus is the Word of God as well as the image. Moreover, He is the embodiment of the Kingdom of God and the Trinity (Mark 1:15).

It is out of the Word of God that the New Jerusalem or Heaven and Earth shall come forth in due time (Rev. 21:2). The foregoing suggests that Jesus is the Kingdom of God and indeed eternity. Thus, if you see Jesus, you see the Kingdom of God and all that is of His (Acts 17:28). This means that nobody can see the Godhead at any time, except Christ Jesus, as Scripture equally declared (John 1:18; 1John 4:12). It further suggests the reason Christ is our Mediator, and why we pray in His name.

Sharpening the Understanding of the Trinity

The man whom God made in His image and likeness offers the best insight of the structure of Him. Before man committed sin, the body was eternal. Adam was made upright (Eccl. 7:29), and had inner parts (Ps. 51:6) and outward parts of sand (flesh) and water. (Gen. 2:6-7) After Adam committed sin, the body was stripped of righteousness and glory. At that juncture God robed him with the body of flesh and blood. (Gen. 3:21)

This was when God made every nation of men from one blood to dwell on all the face of the Earth (Acts 17:26). (Learn more about the change in a later chapter).

Due to ignorance of divine things, man created his own idea of God. Some examples of this is the claim that a man can be infallible, or the representative of God or Jesus on Earth. And the claim that Mary was born without sin and that she is the mother of God. Even the claim that God made man for the purpose of relationship with Him; although none of these claims are validated by Scripture.

Instead, Scripture clearly stated that God created man to serve and please Him (Ex. 8:1; Phil.2:13; Rev.4:11). It suggests why God put Adam in Eden to tend and keep (Gen.2:15).

Comparing the structures of the Trinity and Man

The thoughts and the ways of God are higher than those of man (Isaiah 55:8-9). But similarities exist in structure, ability, and function, and control of things that are subject to them respectively.

God the Father vs. the Soul

Examination of the structures of both God and man would suggest that the God-Head can be likening to the byword of man or the soul.

Therefore, the soul is identical to God the Father. Not much is revealed of both. Except that the Scripture alluded to the mind, heart, intellect, etc. as within him, in the like manner organs like the human heart, liver etc. are within the outward man.

God the Father is the God-Head. So, His role depicts the vision of the Trinity. Hence it is He alone that knows the end of the world (Ps. 139:4; Mk. 13:32). Similarly, the soul of man can be likening to the man-head, as it were, meaning he is the principal person. It suggests why God has singled him out as who would die for the misdeed of all three persons. So, the soul is who Scripture generally refers to as the man (Ezek. 18:20). This throws light on which man is. Thus, the soul is who man is, but he is of invisible configuration. So, man is not a spirit as believed by mortal man. And believing so and that he have a soul and lives in the body contrasts Scripture.

 

Holy Ghost vs. Spirit of Man

The spirit of man is in like manner of God the Holy Ghost. It suggests the Spirit of God is the façade of God the Holy Spirit. Both are invisible and function interiorly (1Cor. 2:10-11). With the re-birth of man, God gave the Holy Spirit of Christ to him to be his helper (John 14:16, 26).

So, the Holy Spirit which God has given to man is equally the façade of God the Holy Ghost. Both are similarly invisible to the naked eyes. Learn of what this means next in the similar comparison between God the Son versus the body of man.

God the Son vs. the Body of man(The exterior of man who is the soul)

What is regarded as the body of man is the façade or the outward appearance of the total man. This is because the entirety of man is hidden within him. In other words, the man of dust, the soul, and spirit are hidden behind and within the seen.

It is in a similar way the Son of God, which is the Word of God, or Word of the Trinity, is the façade or external view or glory of the Trinity (John 1:14). It is the facade that was born as a child, our Savior (Lk. 2:11)). So, the three persons in one God are within Him. Thus, when you see the façade you see all within Him. Hence Jesus said, when you see “Me” you see the Father (John 14:9).

It is by this we know that the Son of God is the God which manifested in the form of man on Earth (1Tim. 3:16). Thus, He is the façade of God.

This is the testimony that the Son of God is the Word of God and it is by Him all things were created (John 1:1). It means both the body of man (Rom. 6:13) and the Son of God (John 12:32) have visible structures whose members function externally.

On the other hand, their inward persons are respectively within them and vice versa (John 14:10-11). Furthermore, the principal who is the inward person is who does and says all that we observe the body do, or say (John 5:19, 30). It is the reason Scripture declared that the Kingdom of God is within us (Lk. 17:21). Christ Jesus and God the Father are similarly of the same configuration.

As a result, when a man sees or knows Jesus,  he has seen or known the Father (John 14:17-19). So, the man who has Jesus has the three persons of the Trinity (1John 2:23; John 14:7, 10). This suggests Jesus Christ is the full balance of God who came to save the world (John 3:16).

It is the justification of the declaration that as Christ is, so are we in this world (1John 4:17). It is like we see or know one another by seeing or knowing our external bodies respectively. Also, our actions are directed by the soul, just as the actions of Jesus were directed by the Father. What a mystery and magnificence?

 

How Man is of the Likeness of the Trinity

The flow of revelation continued. Like the male and female set up in the Trinity, man is likewise set up between the spirit, soul, and body. Thus, both God and man are alike in structure. The soul is in like position of God the Father at the middle, the body is outward and spirit is inward (1 Thes. 5:23). This means that when you see the body, you have seen all three. It applies to both cases, as rightly revealed by Jesus (John 14:7, 9).

However, God knew that man would afterwards reject Him. During the period He too would reject him (Hos. 4:6). In the period of rebellion, man remained in deep darkness, ignorant and separated from God. This is the period that men undergo the journey of life of hopelessness in darkness until saved by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8) and reconciled to God. In creating man God staggered it in the following order:

First the soul in His image and likeness (Gen. 1:26-27). Then God formed the spirit within man who is the soul (Zech. 12:1b). Lastly, He formed the body (Gen. 2:7). Then He joined all, male and female, into one man. Again, the arrangement put the soul at the center like the Godhead in the Trinity (1Thes. 5:23).

Now the sinful man transits between spirit and mortal form and vice-versa. So, the state of stops varies from time to time. It suggests why God formed the body or façade as an outer temple to make him adapt to the various stages of progression to eternity. The process for every man is first the Earth of darkness, next Hades or paradise, and finally the state of rest, or agony in eternity in either the New Earth, or the Lake of Fire of darkness respectively (Dan. 12:2). This suggests why there is a body made with hands (Gen. 2:6-7) and that which is made without hands as would be necessary (2 Cor. 5:1-5).

With the salvation by Jesus Christ, there is now neither male nor female (Gal. 3:28-29). This is in reference to the new birth, which shall wholly happen once on the day of salvation of the soul to all who believe on Jesus (1Pet. 1:9). It is that day the lowly body will be transformed by the Lord Jesus Christ into the glorious body (Phil. 3:21). This is His second coming. It suggests that until the Second Coming of Jesus no man will be wholly born again in spirit, soul, and body and made perfect as a new heavenly creation. So in regard to the resurrection, the current structure of image and likeness of God shall be changed to another of the servant of Christ Jesus (Rev. 7:15). Now, the change has begun in the man who believed and has received the new creation Spirit man of Christ (Eph. 4:24). The significance of this is that man is not wholly born again the instant he believed on Jesus. (Learn more about being born again in a later chapter).

At creation God blessed man to have the ability to create for himself by spoken words (Gen. 1:28), like Himself. But such creation was to be from what belonged to him out of the creatures God had made (Deut. 29:29). This suggests that man did not need woman to multiply and fill the Earth. But the after-thought caused a change in childbearing as an addition to the primary purpose of companionship by a woman. It suggests the reason to keep together always in marriage.

The potency of spoken words is why caution is required in speaking. What is spoken might boomerang if it is negative. This is because God will do to man what He hears him speak (Num. 14:28) and by his words he will be justified, and by his words he will be condemned (Mt. 12:37).

 

The Male and Female Enigma at Creation (Gen. 1:27), and Their Link to Man and Woman God Made Later

The man God created is a masterpiece (Eph. 2:10). This man was made male and female, which is the description of the design as shown earlier. So, it is different from the male and female as it concerns two individuals of man (husband) and woman (wife) on Earth (Gen. 2:21-24). This was a product of an afterthought. However, sex produces similarity, though a brief interlock between them. It equally validates the design.

It was for the purpose of relationship and companionship (Gen. 2:18) to solve the problem of the loneliness of man. So, it did not suggest the image and likeness of God. Neither does it suggest there are women in Heaven. It thus implies that it is by the reason of design that Scripture stated that husband (man) is the head of the wife (woman) (Eph. 5:22-24; 1 Cor. 11:3, 9). But each sex plays a peculiar role complimenting one another according to the hierarchy set by God. It shows that it is the lack of knowledge that is the cause of contention about equality. However, the salvation of man has now changed the original pattern, annulling the male and female design as shown below.

 

What Jesus Meant by: There is Now Neither Male nor Female (Gal. 3:28)

The statement suggests that the structure of man, as male and female, has been changed. However, the change is not about the “now” structure and hierarchy set by God (1Cor. 11:3). Rather, it is about the new creation or born again believer. That is when there will be no male and female design, and no man and woman. Thus, in Heaven all are like angels and there is no marriage (Mt. 22:30). Everyone shall be serving the Most High Priest, who is Christ the Lord. It suggests God had changed the image and likeness of man from that of Himself, to another of the servants of Christ in the form of angel (Rev. 7:14-17). It suggests what God meant by husband and wife shall become one flesh (Gen. 2:24). In the first creation the spirit of man was formed within him (Zech. 12:1). So, man was the custodian of the spirit, and the spirit was equally anchored in him (Is. 57:15-18).  But the change which was made in the crucifixion of Jesus (Rom. 6:4) will only apply to individuals by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8).

 

Significance of “There is Now Neither Male nor Female”

The declaration regarding annulment of classes is in view of the born again life. It is in that life that there will be neither male, nor female (Gal. 3:28). In that life, the new creation Spirit of man is owned and anchored in Christ and not in man, unlike before. This is a change of the structure and life pattern from that of the image and likeness of God to another of Christ (Eph. 4:13).  In this state, the born again will be an angel and will be before the throne of God and serve Him day and night by the Most High Priest (Rev. 7:15). With the Spirit that works in the born again now of Christ, he will live for Him, as well as lack his/her own will (Gal. 2:20). Instead, he will do the will of God alone. In the new earth there will be no evil because the born again does not sin (1John 3:9).

 

Now, Let’s Examine the Change in Classes

At the crucifixion of Jesus, the old spirit of man which had the female profile lock sector was destroyed as the body of sin (Rom. 6:6). This terminated the lock of the spirit to the soul by male and female profile. Then, God created the new Spirit, in righteousness and holiness (Eph.4:24). This Spirit is now owned by Christ (Gal. 2:20). He is the hope of the anchor of the soul (Heb. 6:19). So, the new Spirit is anchored in Jesus and no longer locked to the soul. It is by the Spirit the soul now lives and is anchored in Christ.

In the beginning, the man of dust of the ground as the outer body was likewise locked by his female profile sector of contact unto the outer male profile of the inner man who God breathed into his nostril (Gen. 2:7). But at mortal death, or on the last day when the body shall be changed instantly (1Cor. 15:51-52), the exterior interlock of male and female shall be terminated. This is what Scripture described as the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well (Eccl. 12:6). From the moment the soul believed on Jesus until the Second Coming of Christ, he shall undergo washing and regeneration of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5). Lastly, there shall be the salvation of the soul which shall be the end of faith (1Pet. 1:9). Then Christ shall give the saved soul a glorious body, which shall not be locked to him (Phil. 3:21).

The completion of all the three stages as described above shall produce a born again personality that is made perfect to enter the Kingdom of God (Heb. 11:40). Then the saved souls shall be before the Throne of God and of Christ as His servants. They shall serve Him with their glory and honor day and night in His temple (Rev. 7:15; 21:24, and Rev.22:3).

Until man is wholly born again the male and female arrangement will suffice. So, on Earth the hierarchy of man as head of woman will not change. God has established it so; and man cannot change it. Whether it is believed, or not, it does and will not matter. So, it is futile to believe you’re your own righteousness, and the equality of man and woman. Unless, we now have to please man, against the will of God.

If we follow the foregoing revelation, it will be understood why Jesus said that some people are born eunuchs (Mt. 19:12). And likewise, why Paul wished all men were like him (1Cor. 7:7). Both declarations suggest that there are men born in the form in which God created man in the beginning. So, to know the truth which will make man free is beyond conjectures and reliance on scholarship to interpret Scripture. God foresaw the incursion of the opinion of man to corrupt the Scripture. Therefore, He declared that His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6).

 

The Origin of Division of Labor

The Scripture suggests that the division of labor began in the Trinity. It is made known in the way divine talents and the usage shared to men. The Holy Spirit gave the divine gift, the Lord shared the ministry, and God gave the power to execute (1Cor. 12:4-6).

Division of labor was equally portrayed in the birth of Jesus who is the manifestation of the Word of God to be God in the flesh. Leading to His birth, the Word of God first assumed the identity of the Lord in the form of Man in Heaven (John 3:13). Then the Holy Ghost overshadowed the Virgin Mary to implant the Man as the seed in her womb. Lastly the power of God overshadowed her and at due time gave birth to Immanuel, meaning God with us (Lk.1:35). But God previously commanded through the angel that the child be named Jesus (Mt.1:18-21).

Soon, the Word of God came in the flesh in the form of man (Phil. 2:7-8). Afterwards, the Scripture revealed through the mouth of Apostle Peter that Jesus is the Son of God (Mt. 16:16). This acknowledged the Son of God as the facade of God the Son, which is His tinkered name. The two examples suggest that the Trinity is one inseparable God; the three persons work jointly.

This proposes that the Son of God is not God the Son per se. Instead the Son of God is the complete and perfect image and glory of God (Heb. 1:3).Thus, the Word that became the Son of God is like the outcrop of the main rock (John 16:28). Therefore, when a man sees or knows the Son of God, he has seen or known God (John 14: 5-14).

It is similar to when you see the body of man you have seen the person, which represents the spirit and soul as a union. It is the reason the word of man is the man. So, when it is spoken it takes the form of the purpose for which it has been uttered, which is similar to when God speaks (Is. 55:11). Hence the Word of God is itself God who took the form of flesh and is known as Jesus on Earth (1Cor. 8:6).

A similar argument goes for the Holy Spirit now dwelling in the heart of man. This contrasts the view of Christianity, that the Son of God is God the Son. If the view of man were correct, it would suggest the Trinity is not cohesively God. Even without receiving inspiration, it is obvious that the structure of man suggests that the spirit, soul, and body (1Thes. 5:23) are inseparable, as long as he has life in God. This clearly proposes that it is the opinion of man to regard the Son of God or the Holy Spirit as one of the persons in one God.

Every man’s spirit, soul and body similarly work as one. They jointly rejoice, commit crimes, etc. As is in the manner of God, the body of man does the outward duties (Rom. 6:13), the spirit does the interior search and liaison (1Cor. 2:11), and the soul is liable for all actions. It might be the reason Scripture is particular that the soul would die for the sin man committed or for that matter, caused anyone else’s soul to die (Gen. 2:17; Ezek. 33:9); and that the devil cannot kill the soul (Mt. 10:28).

God alone is the witness of the affairs of the heart of man through the intervention of either the Son of God, or the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14; 1John 5:7). God is love and His first touch for man is to show love 1John:7-17). This forms the bedrock for other kinds of God’s intervention in the affairs of man.

The Holy Spirit poured this love of God in our hearts (Rom. 5:5). Without the love of God in our hearts, men cannot be in true spiritual union. The third intervention is when the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon man (1Pet. 4:14). Find out what happens later under “New Understanding of Grace”.

 

The Reason God Created Adam (Men)

The Scripture made it abundantly obvious that God created man to please Him by service (Phil. 2:13; Rev. 4:11). This was settled when He put Adam in the garden to tend and keep, which is service (Gen. 2:15). He similarly saved Israel from bondage in Egypt to go and serve Him (Ex. 4:23). Finally, He saved man by grace through faith that he might worship Him (John 4:24) by service to their fellow man through the medium of pure and undefiled religion (James 1:27).

Thus, service is a code word for the worship of God. The Scripture explained the subject of service to Him when it stated that a man who gives succor to the poor for the sake of righteousness does it to God (Prov. 19:17; Mt. 25:40).

 

Reasons Often Cited to Claim God Created Man for Relationship

The subject of why God created man is examined in detail later. It will suffice here to say that He created man not for relationship (Reference to Chapter Nineteen). Those who believe He created for reason of relationship with Him generally cite:

  1. His visit to Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:8), or
  2. His once visit to Israel at Mount Sinai (Ex. 19:17-25), or
  3. The torn curtain at the temple (Mt. 27:50-51).

In the case of (i), a visit to a garden to see how the tender is progressing certainly does not mean it is for reason of relationship. Similarly, in the case of ii, it is not for reason of relationship a father addresses his children. King David gave us an insight of the reason God created man when he continually sought to be in His presence to please Him with music and etcetera (Ps. 95:2). With respect to (iii), the torn curtain at the temple was an expression of:

  • An end to God dwelling in temple made with hands (Acts. 17:24)
  • Pointed to the ruin of temple made with hands which Jesus foretold (Lk.13:33), and which destruction occurred in 70 A.D.
  • An end to the covenant of circumcision of the foreskin and religion of sacrifice of shedding of blood (Heb. 9:7-9).
  • Pointed to a new temple not made with hands to worship God (1Cor. 6:19).
  • Pointed to Jesus as the sole way (John 14:6) whose blood made a new covenant of salvation for all (Heb. 8:13).
  • Pointed to Jesus as the new and living way to the Holiest through His flesh as the new veil (Heb. 10:19-20) to the Father, and,
  • Exposure of every person to the reign of God and its benefit.

If God had created man for reason of relationship with Him, it would have meant He denied Himself to observe that it was not good for man to be alone (Gen. 2:18). It was the observation that led to His making of woman (Eve) from Adam for him (Gen. 2:22-24). This is the origin of relationship, which is fully discussed later.

 

Incarnation of God on Earth

The coming of God to Earth was settled in Heaven before the foundation of the world (1Pet. 1:20). Eventually He manifested in the flesh, and was justified in the Spirit, and perceived by angels. God is Jesus in the form of man. He preached among men and was believed in the world (1Tim. 3:16).

 

How God Came to Sinful Earth

It is written that the word spoken by God does not return void to Him but fulfills the purpose for which He has uttered it (Is. 55:8-11). As shown previously the word of a man is the invisible image of the man. This is the principle upon which God manifested on Earth in the form of man. The extraordinary experience is the testimony to the Scripture, which described Jesus as the image of God (Col. 1:15).

The ongoing examinations were the pre-conceived actions of God before the foundation of the world. The reason of His coming to sinful Earth was to enlighten man that he might be turned away from darkness or forgetfulness of His Maker into eternal light. God came to the Earth at the appointed time to redeem the promise that He would make to the man which was to be created.

This suggests that God would speak in the reverse order of the man He proposed to create in the beginning (Gen. 1:26), thus:

“Let Us be flesh to redeem man”, that he might be in the Lord (1John 2:5).

To actualize it God the Holy Spirit ministered the Word of Life upon the Virgin Mary with conception. Then God the Son gave the Word of identity of the Son of God. God the Father overshadowed Mary to give her the Word of power (Lk. 1:35). So, the Word became the Lord in form of Man and seed of Abraham by promise (Gal. 4:23). Later the child fore-named Jesus was born the elect Savior of man, and Christ the Lord (Lk. 2:11). Thus, the Child was the Word of God. Moreover, the Word was God ((John 1:1).

At the pre-ordained time the child was born in the form of man (Phil. 2:6-8) and revealed later as the Son of God (Mt. 16:16). He was equally called the Word of God (Rev. 19:13). This suggests that the Son of God is a separate holy Lord from God the Son. It proposes why God told Him, upon His return to Heaven after reviving man, to sit at His right hand until He made the enemies His footstool (Heb. 1:13).

So, Jesus, and the Word of the Trinity would both be fully God and man on Earth. This plan was proposed to make Jesus to experience the life of man in full. It is God’s justification to save man forever from trickery of the devil (Heb. 2:18). To ensure man is not left as an orphan, Jesus promised to ask God the Father to send the Holy Spirit of wisdom to be helper to man (John 15:26; 16:7).

Afterward the Holy Spirit, not “God the Holy Spirit,” was given to man to pour the love of God in our hearts (Rom. 5:5). The Holy Spirit is impregnated with divine attributes like Christ Jesus. That is the justification for Him to take of what is of Christ and give to man. On a final note, there will be no time that the structure of the Trinity can change. Not when Jesus was on Earth, nor now that the Holy Spirit dwells in man as the Helper. The outline of the manifestation of God in the form of man on Earth is examined in Chapter Five: “Tracing the Journey of God to Earth”.

 

Re-Incarnation as per Scripture in the Time of Ignorance

The re-visit to the topic of re-incarnation may help Christianity present the truth. There was a period of ignorance. During the time that the creation of man as male and female was intact, but after the first coming of Jesus and the salvation of man by grace through faith (Eph.2:8) the structure of man changed. However, He overlooked his deed (Acts 17:30). Within the period, the Scripture suggests there was re-incarnation. This is attested to as follows:

Re-incarnation appropriately described the prophecy of Prophet Malachi at verse 5 of Chapter 4. It pronounced God will send Prophet Elijah from the world beyond to Earth before the great and dreaded day of the Lord. The day of the Lord suggested the birth of our Savior, Christ the Lord (Lk. 2:11). This was the first hint regarding the coming of Our Savior in the form of man, who God forenamed Jesus. Scripture later declared that He came to fulfill the Laws and Prophets (Mt. 5:17). So, if Jesus is believed to be the Lord, then He is who fulfilled the prophecy of Malachi, long before He was born. Therefore, that person Malachi referred to really came before Jesus. The word “re-incarnated” aptly described the phenomenal re-birth of a previously dead person.

The school of thought arguing that there is re-incarnation is often sighted in traditional ways of knowing who lived previously, but later re-born on Earth. Often used as evidence is a mark made on the body of the dead before burial. When an identical mark is seen at the same place on the body of the newly born, he is believed to have re-incarnated. Wisdom made us to know that re-incarnation is not resurrection. This suggests that the use of mark to identify the re-birth of the dead whose dead body remains in the grave until resurrection is wrong. It is wrong because rebirth of the dead is about the coming back to Earth of the once departed spirit (1Sam. 10:6). It is in the womb of the mother that God gave him a new earthly body (Ps. 22:10; 139:13, 15-16).

The school of thought arguing against re-incarnation is quick to believe that such a mark on the newly born is the deception of the devil. I believe that too. However, the question one is compelled to ask is, why would these Christians believe the devil and deny God? It suggests such Christians need to search their conscience.

The gospel of salvation was virtually taken through inspiration to every nation by missionaries. They were neither the authors of Scripture, nor the originators of the Word. So, their preaching and teaching were based on their interpretation, which could have been untruth. Only the interpretation received from the Holy Spirit is not disputable.

It is incomprehensible why several Christians select the Scripture or people to believe. Is it that they have chosen to please man or church fathers, instead of God? It is written that there is nothing new under the sun and there is no remembrance of former things nor things that are to come (Eccl. 1:9-11). These statements are trademarks of the subject of re-incarnation. Why would anyone who believes Scripture exclude man from “nothing new under the sun”? More so when Scripture mentioned remembrance (of the past life)?

In addition to the declaration of nothing new under the sun is the prophecy of Malachi which was mentioned previously. Afterward Jesus gave the final verdict regarding the controversy around re-incarnation. When John the Baptist sent an emissary from prison to ask if Jesus was the one who is coming, and etcetera, He affirmed that He is the Messiah by the response (Mt. 11:1-6). Later, Jesus categorically revealed that John the Baptist was the Elijah, which Malachi prophesied (Mt. 11:13-15). Additionally, the Disciples later confronted Jesus about re-incarnation: “Why then do the Scribes say that Elijah must come first”? Then Jesus responded that: “Indeed Elijah is coming first and will restore all things, “But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise, the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.” (Mt. 17:10-12). Then the Disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist (Mt. 17:13). So, where does the denial of re-incarnation by Christianity come from? God has spoken and whether you believe, or not, will not change the truth. The choice is yours. But I must address what seems to be a general understanding in Christianity.

Again, the Christians who argue against re-incarnation also support their denial with (Heb. 9:27): “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” This is one of the misunderstood scriptures verses. Let me explain. God regards to die as separation from His presence and kingdom, into darkness. This darkness is equivalent to the forgetfulness of Him (Is. 60:2). It is the way all men died in the loins of Adam when he disobeyed God and was cast into darkness. It was not cessation of life of the outward man or body as it is on Earth. But a change from godly living to a life of evil and from living in presence of God to living in the presence of Satan who is the ruler of this world (John 12:31). Now that the current Earth is part of the darkness, every man died before birth on Earth. But Jesus came to give it light.

Thus, we do not die again until the Day of Judgment from the perspective of God who regards mortal death as sleep (John 11:11; Acts 13: 36). But surprisingly, man understood it differently as the death Scripture referred to at Hebrews 9:27, to his chagrin.

But the death appointed once for men to die and after it judgment (Hebrews 9:27) is in respect of our death once in the loins of Adam in the Garden of Eden. Note that the Scripture refers to men dying once, and not man dying once.

One silent knowledge is that the mode by which the inner man (soul with spirit) departs from Earth is irrelevant to re-incarnation. It might be death (sleep) like Moses who gave the Law (Num. 27:12-14) or taken up to Heaven like Prophet Elijah (2 Kings 2:11), or outright disappearance. So, it is of no benefit to argue about the mode of death, like some would say that Elijah didn’t die.

In re-incarnation the past life is not remembered, neither will people he left behind in the past life and who he might meet on Earth know him (Matt. 17:12). This suggests he will experience the wickedness of earthly life as if it were the first time. John the Baptist suffered imprisonment and later was beheaded (Matt. 14:3-4, 10). But he remained steadfast. So, the life was as though through fire (1Cor. 3:14-15).

When a believer dies (sleeps) on Earth he instantly awakes in Paradise to await perfection and later to be admitted as born again to the presence of God in His kingdom. In contrast, the unbeliever wakes up in Prison of lamentation to await entry into the Lake of fire (Mk. 9:43-48).

[Read more about (Hebrews 9:27) in a later chapter]

 

True Meaning of Grace

The grace of God is one Biblical term that suffers from different messages. It is described variously according to the opinion of man. But Scripture clearly describes what grace is. Scripture was written through inspiration by the elect of God. It is likewise the truthful interpretation is by a few elect who received revelation over lifetimes. The truth of such interpretation is always corroborated with Scripture interpreting Scripture. It is how the true meaning of grace has been found. It is contrary to the opinion of man that it is unmerited favor. This has no basis in Scripture other than conjecture.

However, there is saving or common grace (Jude 3) with which God saved everybody according to His sole counsel (1Pet. 1:2). It only requires man to believe on Jesus to qualify for it (Eph. 4:7). Once received, God will give the measure of faith to help him grow own faith (Rom. 12:3). This is the living grace. It is what helps man to work out the salvation of his soul (Phil 2:12).

In retrospect man once rejected knowledge. So, God rejected him (Hos.4:6). Then He cast him as sinners out of His glory and righteousness as deep darkness into darkness (Is. 60:2). So, man did not merit the favor which God extended (Deut. 8:18) or promised to extend to him (Mt. 6:33). So, if favor is unmerited how then can the claim that grace is unmerited favor be true?

Scripture suggests favor is to fulfill God’s promise to Abraham regarding earthly successes (Gen. 12: 2-3). Things of human life, which include favor via the rules of man in the house of God will perish, having no need in eternal life (Col. 2:22). But grace came through …

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