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TODAY’S BLOG ENTRY - © - December 13, 2018
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     The Ebionites were an heretical sect with a belief system that parallels that of Grace School of the Bible's Richard Jordan of Shorewood Bible Church.  (Shorewood's founder, J. C. O'Hair, must be spinning in his grave.)

     The Gospel of the Ebionites is comprised of seven manuscript fragments quoted by Irenaeus (140-200AD) and published by Epiphanius (315-403 AD).  The Ebionites deny that Jesus Christ possessed deity attributes before His baptism.

     Pastor Richard Jordan teaches that Jesus Christ had no deity attributes during His earthly ministry.

     Pastor Richard Jordan teaches of Jesus Christ, that "He’s living in total dependence even today. Even now, in what God the Father communicated to him."  Pastor Richard Jordan's Christ is either a lesser god or no god at all.

    "Adoptionism" always involves a distinction between Christ before and after His baptism, just as you see with the Ebionites and just as you hear from Pastor Richard Jordan.

     Pastor Jordan teaches that the first time Jesus Christ knew He was the Son of God was when, at age 30, Christ was baptized by John and that is when God the Father informed Him that: "Thou art my beloved Son..." Luke 3:22.  But what of Luke 2:49 when at age 12 Jesus asked " wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?"

     The Gospel of the Ebionites depiction of the baptism of Christ includes "And there was a voice from the sky that said 'You are my favored son -- I fully approve of you.' And again 'Today I have become your father.'"  

     The Ebionite's denial of Christ's deity until His baptism at which time Christ is adopted by the Father is startlingly similar to Pastor Richard Jordan's statement that Jesus didn't know He was the Son of God until His baptism.  

     Pastor Cornelius Stam declared that Pastor Richard Jordan created the worst crisis the Berean Babble Society ever endured, and it would be fair to say that Pastor Richard Jordan is a time bomb that will take much of the grace movement down with it when it explodes.



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Hi Pastor,

I have a dumb question about the gospels. A lot of discussion has revolved around the fact that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John didn’t preach the cross. My question is: How could they?”

Here is the real question: is there more than one gospel in the Bible? That’s what the fuss is really all about.  Clearly the disciples had been preaching a gospel that did not involve the cross and we preach a gospel that is all about the cross. What people want to do is read Paul’s information back into the gospels, which is deceitful and dangerous.

Mt. 16:21-23, Mk. 9:30-32, Lk. 9:44-45,

Lk. 18:31-34, Jn. 20:9, I Cor. 2:7-8


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   together again                    12/16/18


  Ok: Smarty Pants…  Time for a Quiz
   Just three questions this time               12/23/18


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1 Timothy 3:16  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Ephesians 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery

Today's McQuestion: What is your final authority? If God's words are only accurate in the long-lost original manuscripts, what is your final authority? Your final authority cannot be the Bible unless God preserved His words.

  It shall greatly help ye to understand the Scriptures if thou mark not only what is written, but of whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goeth before and what followeth after. Coverdale

  Dealing with Dr. Ryrie’s contention that
   there is but one gospel  12/09/18

 Dr. Ryrie doesn’t know how right he is about
  the Acts 28ers… so we help him out…     12/12/18

  Here we begin our Introduction to our
  verse-by-verse study of Romans          12/09/18

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