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TODAY’S BLOG ENTRY - © - December 09, 2019

Opening and alleging with isms and schisms

       An influential Gnostic, Arius of Alexandria (250-336), believed Jesus Christ was divine but that His divinity was of a lesser sort than God's.  Arius taught that Jesus was made of a different substance than God the Father and was not eternal in that Christ had been created by God.  

      The belief that Jesus is a lesser god (Arianism) has persisted through the centuries and is currently gaining traction.  Today only 56% of Americans believe Jesus is God and of young adults only 48% believe Jesus was God, 35% say He was simply a religious leader and 17% aren't sure what He was. (Barna Research)   The Southern Baptist Convention's Lifeway Research found that more than half the American people agree with Arius about Christ being a created being and thus a lesser god.  Arius was condemned for his teachings yet now the majority of Evangelicals agree with Arius' heresy.

        The New American Standard translation of the Bible presents the heresy of Arius by declaring that Christ is a created and by definition, lesser, god:

 NASV: John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained them.

        Please note how close the NASV is to the New World translation of the Jehovah Witness cult:

 NWT:  John 1:18 No man has been God at any time; the only begotten god who is in the bosom position with the Father is the one that has explained him.

       Pastor Richard Jordan, Shorewood Bible Church, Grace School of the Bible, introduced confusion about the Lord Jesus Christ and His deity with Pastor Jordan's message "When Did Christ Learn the Mystery?" and it would be interesting to survey the people who listen to him about Christ being God, the fullness of the Godhead bodily, God manifest in the flesh.  

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Dear Bro. Terry & Sis. Carol,

 It was so wonderful to see you both twice in one month's time! We had such encouragement from both of you - and you'll never know (well, in heaven you will :>), how much help you both have been to both of us in 'stablishing' and stabilizing us in right doctrine…We both have so much to learn from both of you and have you as resources and also enjoy the sweet fellowship of our common union in Christ… also thank you for the packet of resources! Those are amazing! So helpful! They won't be wasted!!

That the two of you graduated DBI is one of the highlights of 2019 and to be in Indiana with ten such high quality graduates: Outstanding.

















COMMENTS

  A favorite song of the season, and more about
   why celebrating Christ-mass is ignorant   12/22/19

  This Grinch says we’ve all been taught to
   play along with the Christmasse lie         12/15/19


 

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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 McNuggett: The "self-made man" is an example of unskilled labor. The "self-made man," if he had it to do over again, wouldn't. The "self-made man" would be better as a new creature created in Christ Jesus.

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

  Colossians 1:9-10  Two of the most instructive
   verses in all of Paul’s writings           12/04/19

  Discernment, Discrimination, Judgement:
   those are “Fightin’ Words”       12/08/19

  Colossians 1:11-12  with input from
   Theologian Kanye West         12/08/19

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